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Charles Robert McCourt

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Charles Robert McCourt

Age 66, of Sutton, WV went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 20, 2010 at home.

He was born September 30, 1944 to the late Patrick Beecher and Gloria Leo Mace McCourt.

Charles was a bookkeeper for Braxton Motor for over 20 years, school bus driver for Braxton County schools for over 30 years, served in Air Force 1964-1968 and was a Vietnam War Veteran, past Master of the Sutton Masonic Lodge and present member Strange Creek Masonic Lodge # 130 AF & AM.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; sister; Donna Lucille McCourt Strohsack.

He is survived by wife; Norma Jean Gross McCourt of Sutton, daughters; Shelly McCourt Tenney of Elkins, Teresa McCourt of Neola, WV, 2 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 4 nephews, 5 nieces, sister; Helen E. McCourt Carpenter of Sheffield Lake, OH, brother; P. Burl McCourt of Sutton, WV.

Graveside services will be conducted at Barker Ridge Cemetery on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Charles Thomas Bolen officiating with Masonic Graveside Rites by Strange Creek Lodge # 130 AF & AM.

Friends may call on Wednesday December 22, 2010 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Greene- Robertson Funeral Home in Sutton.

Mary Adeline Carroll Wagner

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Mary Adeline Carroll Wagner
Age 85, formerly of Childers Manor, West Union, departed this life on December 18, 2010, in Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Salem.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union.

Interment will follow in Masonic Memorial Park, West Union.

Family will receive friends 4:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home chapel, and after 9:00 AM Wednesday until time of service.

Thelma L. Conley West

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Thelma L. Conley West
Age 84, of Burnsville, WV, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at her home after a long illness.

She was born on July 30, 1926 in Clarksburg, WV, a daughter of the late Coleman and Masel McCauley Conley.

She was a retired Postmaster at Burnsville Post Office with 49 years of service.

She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Burnsville Lions Club.

She was a former employee of the “Variety Store” in Burnsville.

Thelma loved to cook, bake, fish and square dance.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Gilbert “Gib” West, sister, Wilma Blake and brother, Sam Conley.

She is survived by her son, Keith “Tink” (Terri) West of Erie, PA, and daughter, Kim West of Burnsville, WV.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV, with Rev. Bryon Bukovesky.

Burial will be in Quickle Cemetery in Burnsville, WV.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 PM Friday evening at the funeral home.

Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lorna White

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Lorna White
Age 90 of Sheridan St., Glenville departed this life at 6:23 PM, Monday, November 15, 2010 at Glenville Care and Rehabilitation Center, Glenville following an extended illness.

She was born September 12, 1920 in Luke, MD a daughter of the late Bruce and Annie Sea Shell.

Lorna retired from Summers Pharmacy.

She was a member of Gilmer County Senior Citizens; Trinity United Methodist Church and she loved crocheting and cooking especially pies and bread rolls.

Surviving:  one daughter, Janet Exline (Joe) of Beaverdam, VA; 3 grandchildren:  David Exline of Mechanicsville, VA; Diana Exline of Beaverdam, VA and Christopher Exline of Mechanicsville, VA; 6 great-grandchildren:  Paul, Matthew, and Bryan Exline; Dustin Pierce, Jessica Arnold and Taeah Exline; 2 great-great-grandchildren:  Shayne and Braydan Exline.

Three brothers survive:  Elbert Shell of Baker, VA; Gene Shell of Weyers Cave, VA and Ed Shell of Augusta, WV.

Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, Leaman White who she married in 1939 and preceded in 1943; one daughter Linda Ann White, 3 sisters and 2 brothers: Edith McDonaldson, Erma Strawderman, Neva Shaver, Oakley Shell and Derald Shell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Glenville with Rev. Mark James officiating.

Burial will follow in the Dusk Camp Methodist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Church.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Lorna White with arrangements.

Wanda G. Moyers Luzader

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Wanda G. Moyers Luzader

Age 77 of Howard Street, Glenville, departed this life quietly and peacefully at 10:51 AM, Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born November 18, 1932 in Cedarville, Gilmer County a daughter of the late Homer L. and Maggie Collins Moyers.

A fixture in Glenville you could usually find Wanda on the park bench in front of the General Store on N. Court Street soaking up the local culture and offering her opinions.

She served Gilmer County for over sixteen years as assistant Gilmer County jailer and dispatcher with her sister, Pedro.

Wanda was baptized and a member of the Glenville First Baptist Church.

She was a homemaker who took care of not only her family but also her extended one.

Her husband of 59 years Thomas J. “Tommy J” Luzader who she married on December 09, 1951 survives at their Howard Street home.

She is survived by one sister and one brother:  Vonda “Pedro” Montgomery of Glenville and Larry Moyers and wife Gloria of Massillon, OH.

Having no children of her own the following nieces and nephews she considered as her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren:  Pam Cutlip and husband Sam, Glenville; Jeff Montgomery and wife Patty, Sand Fork; Larry Frederick, Glenville; Chrissy Junkins, Glenville and Kayla and Patrick Montgomery, Christopher Junkins and Keighn Chewning.

She is survived also by several other nieces and nephews.

Wanda was preceded in death by 4 sisters and one brother:  Vera Adams, Madaline Beam, Elane Hoover, Erie Heater and Gary Moyers.

Memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 (her birthday) at 7:00 PM, at Glenville First Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating.

Friends may call at the church from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. Glenville is assisting the family of Wanda G. Luzader with arrangements.

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Lucy Lee Wass

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Lucy Lee Wass
Age 75, of Harrisville, died November 14, 2010 at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born November 06, 1935 at Hazelgreen, WV, the daughter of the late John W. and Kathleen “Lou” McGill Hatfield.

Lucy worked in the Ritchie County Courthouse for many years as the former Deputy Assessor and secretary for the Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

She was a seamstress and loved making sock monkeys and counted cross stitch pictures for her friends, and loved cats. Lucy was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

She is survived by son, Robert Wass of Princess Anne, MD; daughter, Kathy Turner of Glenville; sister, Susan Reed of Florida; grandchildren, Kristin Diane Garretson (Curtis), Brook LeeAnn Turner, and Megan Brooke Wass; great-grandchildren, Turner James Garretson, and Ryne Brooks Garretson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Brooks Wass who died on August 04, 2009; and brother Howard Ray Hatfield.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV with the Pastor John Frum officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4;00-9:00 PM, Friday, November 19, 2010, and after 10:00 AM on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions in the name of Lucy can be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 4451 3901 Briscoe Road, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

Jean Kathleen White

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Jean Kathleen White
Age 87, of Middleburg, Ohio formally of Heaters, WV died on November 12, 2010 in Ohio.

She was born on October 20, 1923 in Bays, WV to the late George Dewey and Pearlie Mae Crites Keener.

She was a homemaker.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; and her Husband; William White, 2 sons; Dewey Paul and David Ray White, Step-Children; Marva Dell Butler, Marie Calogrides, Linda White, and William D. White, also a Brother; Ralph Keener.

She is survived by Daughters; Aretta Tazelaar, Patricia Romine, and Barbara Platt all of Minnesota, Vera Western of WV, and Pamela Jarrell of OH Sons;Roger Lee Keener, Jack White, George White, all of WV, Michael,Tony,Gary,Thomas White all of OH, Mark White of TN, and Larry Joe White of TX Step-Daughter; Bonnie Hickman of WV, and Step-Son; Ernest White of AL.Herbert White of WV brother; George Dewey Kenner of WV and sisters; Madeline Morris of WV, and Jacquline Caldwell of FL.

30 Grandchildren and 36 Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in Sutton, WV, burial will follow in the Keener cemetery near Bays, WV.

Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangement.

Denver Garretson

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Denver Garretson
Age 91, of Creston WV, passed away November 10, 2010 at Glenville Care And Rehabilitation Center in Glenville following a long illness.

He was born at Cremo, Calhoun County, a son of the late R.L. Garretson and Mabel Dawson Garretson.

He was a US Army Veteran of WWII where he was a member of Company A, 753rd Tank Battalion serving as a gunner. His military combat service was in North Africa, Sicily, Naples, Loggia, Rome and Arno. He was awarded the European Campaign Service Ribbon, 3 Bronze Stars and 2 Overseas Service Bars. He entered active duty December 09, 1941 and was discharged October 13, 1945.

He was a farmer and was retired from Spencer State Hospital as a barber with 24 years of service.

He was a member of the Full Gospel Lighthouse at Big Bend.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Pauline Cunningham Garretson; one daughter, Patty (Don) Cooper of Johnson City Tennessee; one sister, Edith Stoner of Mansfield Ohio.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gordie and John Garretson; 3 sisters, Gladys, Meldren and Virginia.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Sunday, November 14 at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville. Rev. David Carpenter will officiate. Interment will be in the McCray Cemetery at Creston.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday.

Oma Catherine White

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Oma Catherine White

Age 94, of Belpre, died Oct0ber 28, 2010 at the Arcadia Nursing Home in Coolville, Ohio.

She was born in Stumptown, WV, the daughter of the late Elliott and Violia Ann Matthews White.

She had attended the Rockland United Methodist Church.

She had worked for Fairmont Foods, Dils Department Store, Pitzer Book Store and for Firestone in Akron for a year.

Survivors include her sister, Orma Alton, of Belpre, and a nephew, Wayne Vannoy and his wife Alta, of Elizabethtown, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ola Vannoy and her husband Thurl, Opal White, and a brother-in-law Bill Alton.

Services will be 10 AM Monday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with graveside services at 2:30 PM at the Collins Comunity Cemetery in Stumptown.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5 PM.

Eugene K. “Gene” Bollinger

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Eugene K. “Gene” Bollinger
Age 81, of Gassaway, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 20, 2010 at the Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was a devoted Christian, husband, father and grandfather.

Gene was born March 03, 1929 to the late Leslie and Ineva Wilson Bollinger. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Kenton, Donald and James; sister, Eileen.

Gene was a member and deacon of the Elk River Baptist Church. He was retired from Monongahela Power after 41 years. He was a co-founder of the Central WV Riding Club and an Army veteran.

Surviving him are his loving and devoted wife of 57 years Mary Carr Bollinger; son, Dale and his wife, Cathy; daughters, Kathy and her husband, John, Karen and husband, Howard, Angie and husband, Mitch; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Jack, Lowell, Bob and John; sister, Maxine; several nieces and nephews. He was also blessed with a host of great friends.

Service was 2:00 PM Sunday, October 24 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Brace Cook, Pastor Rick Hart and Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating.

Burial with military rites was in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends called from 6 to 9 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Elk River Baptist Church, P.O. Box 532 Frametown, WV 26623.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Shirley Ann Jones

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Shirley Ann Jones
Age 72, of Weston, died unexpectedly Friday, October 15, 2010, at her residence.

She was born July 29, 1938, in Bells Valley, OH, a daughter of the late Fred Ivan Bond and Arizona Fluharty Bond.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank James “Cricket” Jones on April 05, 1997; one son, David Lee Jones; and two sisters, Alice Davis and Joan Steet.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Allan Jones and wife Wendy of Weston and Dana Ray Jones of Weston; one daughter, Debra Hawkins of Weston; two sisters, Kathryn Kling of Akron, OH, and Rebecca Coontz of GA; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Shirley worked as a Nurses Aid at Weston State Hospital and Crestview Manor.

She was Christian by faith.

Friends were received Friday, October 22, at Boyle Funeral Home, Weston. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Friday, October 22, at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Steven Gay officiating.

Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.

James B. Heflin Jr.

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James B. Heflin Jr.
Age 77, died Thursday, October 21, 2010, from injuries caused by an automobile accident.

He was born April 03, 1933, in West Union, WV, a son of the late James B. and Eloise N. King Heflin.

Jim was a 1951 graduate of Doddridge County High School and attended Salem College and West Virginia University in the engineering program.

He was a member of the Army R.O.T.C. He was owner and operator of Drane Hardware Store, West Union, for 48 years.

Jim was a member of Doddridge County Senior Citizens, life member of Doddridge County Historical Society, 50-year member of Friendship Lodge 56 A.F. and A.M., West Union.

He was also a member of the Freedom Riders Motorcycle Club, Board of Bi County Nutrition, Clarksburg. He was a former member of the West Union V.F.D. where he had been fire chief for 26 years and former representative of the West Union Town Council. He was a member of West Union Baptist Church for 57 years and attended Victory Baptist Church.

Jim is survived by his wife, B. Jean Heflin; sons, James B. Heflin III and wife, Donna, of New Milton, W.Va., and Charles C. Heflin and wife, Stephanie, of West Union; daughters, Merelene Kelly and husband, Guss, of Salem, W.Va., Jamie McNeeley and husband, Ron, of Scarboro, W.Va., and Renne Lake and husband, David, of Parkersburg; brothers, Robert “Bob” Heflin of West Union, Harry Heflin of Burlington, Ky., and Michael Heflin of Boaz; 13 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, is assisting the family.

Gary G. Wilfong

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Gary G. Wilfong
Age 50, of 146 Quarry Glen Drive Weston passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at his residence.

He was born in Russian, Florida on October 11, 1960: son of the late Hobert Wilfong and Alice (Hood) Wilfong.

On September 13, 2001, he married Kelly Sue (Whitacre) Wilfong, who survives.

Mr. Wilfong is also survived by one ½ brother: Bill Hood of Weston, three ½ sisters: Pamela Riffle of Weston, Carol Greenwalt of Canton, OH and Cindy Givens of Arkansas, a nephew: Rusty Wilfong of Weston and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wilfong was a handyman. He was good with electronics, woodworking and a mechanic.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weston.

He also loved to hunt.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, October 22, 2010 fro 12 Noon until 2:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Kenneth Miller officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Gary G. Wilfong.

Evelyn Hall Holmes

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Evelyn Hall Holmes
formerly of Volga, West Virginia, passed away October 02, 2010, in York, Pennsylvania, at the Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community. She was 93 years old.

She was born February 10, 1917, in Flatwoods, WV, and was the daughter of B.A. and Ada Hall.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John, and her husband of 49 years, E.B. Holmes Jr., former senior vice president of the Lowndes Bank in Clarksburg, WV.

Ed and Evelyn made their home in Clarksburg, WV, until retiring at Semloh on the Buckhannon River near Volga, WV, in 1972.

Evelyn was a homemaker and teacher in her early years, graduating from West Virginia University in 1938 with a Bachelors of Science degree in home economics.

She is survived by her oldest son, John and daughter-in-law, Marcia of Bowie, Maryland, and granddaughter, Melissa and her husband, Ed King and great-granddaughters, Samantha and Cynthia, also of Bowie; by daughter, Cheryl Anderson, son-in-law, Bobby of York, Pennsylvania, grandchildren, Jeffrey and his wife, Kelly and great-grandchildren, Blake and Hannah from York, PA; granddaughter, Cindy Mummert and her husband, Andrew, and great-grandchildren, Carter, Elle and Jacy, also from York, PA; by her son, Alan and his wife, Roseshalla of Charleston, WV; grandson, Darrin and his wife, Paula of Fairplains, WV, and great-granddaughter, Alison; and grandson, Brian and his wife, Anissa of Cross Lanes, WV, and great-grandsons, Benjamin and Daniel. She is also survived by three stepgreat-grandchildren, Trinity of Elkview, WV, Caleb and Taylor of Amma, WV.

Evelyn was cremated, by her choice, at Heffner Funeral Chapels & Crematory in York, PA. Her ashes will be buried alongside her husband and parents at Heavner/Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery in Buckhannon, WV, at a later date following a private family memorial service. She will long be remembered and admired by friends and family as someone everyone loved as a friend, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved gardening, painting, cooking and reading. Evelyn left a legacy of patience, love, nurturing and inspiration to all who knew and loved her.

Jennifer Lynn Whitehair

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Jennifer Lynn Whitehair

Age 28 of Greenwood died in her sleep October 01, 2010 at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born in Charleston, WV a daughter of Donald Wayne and Bonita Lynn (Britton) Whitehair of Greenwood.

Jennifer attended Marshall University and was presently attending West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

She was a 2000 graduate of Doddridge County High School. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her daughter.

Surviving in addition to her parents is her daughter Alexia Whitehair, sister Melissa Whitehair of Huntington, maternal grandparents Robert and Jackie Britton of Greenwood, paternal grandmother Evelyn Whitehair of Harrisville, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends including James Weatherby.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Dewey Whitehair.

Funeral services will be Thursday 11 AM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro.

Interment will follow at the Cabin Run Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 4-8 PM.

Betty Donley Powell

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Betty Donley Powell
formerly Betty Knight, of Mount Clare, peacefully departed this life as she was surrounded by her children on Thursday, September 30, 2010.

She was born September 22, 1950, in Big Flint, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Denver Ralph Donley and Ellieve Davis Donley.

Surviving are her children, Kimberly Cox and her husband Phillip of Bridgeport, Ronda Martin and her husband Pete of Clarksburg, Jayme Knight of Clarksburg, Kelly Maze and her husband David of Stonewood, Teresa Reed and her husband Shawn of Bridgeport, Lisa Knight, and Jimmy Knight, both of Clarksburg; two stepchildren, Marty Knight and his wife Ann Marie and Mellisa Kingery and her husband Steve, all of Ohio; her beloved 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 2 expected great-grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers, Sandra Freeland and her husband Thomas, Shirley McDonald and her husband Benjamin, all of South Carolina, Nancy Ladd of West Union, Jean Moutray and her husband Fred of Illinois, Donald Donley, Jimmy Donley and his wife Elizabeth, all of West Union.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by three brothers, Denver “Leo,” Robert and Roger Donley, and one stepchild, Teddy Dale Knight.

Betty was a member the Clarksburg Moose, Elks Club and Veteran of Foreign Wars. She enjoyed cooking, video lottery gaming and, most importantly, spending time with her children and their families.

A special note of heartfelt appreciation to her caregiver, Tish Golden, her nurse, for the compassion and care of our beloved mother.

Family and friends were received at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, on Saturday from 4-8 PM and Sunday from 2-8 PM, where funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Monday, October 04, 2010, at 10 AM with Reverend John Kopshine presiding.

Interment will follow in the West Union Masonic Cemetery.

In addition to flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Amedisys Hospice.

Elder Oscar “Carl” Barnette

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Elder Oscar “Carl” Barnette
Age 67, of 40 Charles Williston Drive, Ireland passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the United Hospital Center following an extended illness.

He was born in Burnsville, WV on November 28, 1942: son of the late Oscar Barnette and Corinda (McHenry) Barnette.

On September 19, 1963 he married Nina (Williston) Barnette, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters Corinda Heater(Bill) of Orlando, Betty Garvin of Ireland, and three sons Oscar Charles Barnette(Connie) of Walkersville, Carl Robert Barnette, and Matthew Todd Barnette(Amanda) both of Wasilla, Alaska.

In addition to his children he is survived by eleven grandchildren Andrew Heater, Corinda Heater, Stanton Heater, Cody Bleigh, Preston Barnette, Tiara Barnette, Kayla Miller, Katlyn Garvin, Jeffrey Garvin, Dylan Anderson, and Elizabeth Barnette. Also surviving are one brother Jimmy Barnette (Pat) of Weston, four sisters Betty Moss (Richard) and Joann Henthorne both of Weston, Vonda Kuhl of Fairmont, and Sylvia Jean Barath (Don) of Akron, OH and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Barnette was the Elder of the Falls Run Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to Flea Markets.

Friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue, Weston on Sunday, October 03, 2010 from 6-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Gene Kiger, and Elder Paul Stepp officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Bosley Cemetery in Falls Mill, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Oscar “Carl” Barnette.

Nathan S. Potts

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Nathan S. Potts
Age 49, of Falls Mill, WV Passed away Friday October 01, 2010 at his home after a long illness.

He was born on April 02, 1961 in Rutherford, County, TN, a son of the late Dayton and Geneav Ford Potts.

He was a carpenter and protestant by faith.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Dean Potts of Falls Mill; three sons, Dayton and Dwayne Potts at home. Cody Caruthers of Crossville, TN. One daughter, Tammy Potts of Mt. Juliet, TN. Three sisters, Venessa Allen and Veronica Victory both of Smyrna, TN and Rhoda May of Lavergne, TN. He is also survived by one grandson, Mason Caruthers of Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday October 04, 2010 at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods with Rev. Dan Allen officiating.

Burial will be at Falls Mill, WV.

Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday October 03, 2010 and from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home.

Oleta C. “Dick” Fling Tomey

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Oleta C. “Dick” Fling Tomey

Age 85 of Bull Fork Road, Tanner departed this life at 12:19 PM, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown following an extended illness.

She was born February 02, 1925 in Calhoun County a daughter of the late Morris and Minnie Gerwig Keith.

Oleta “Dick” as she was affectionately known was retired from Gilmer County Board of Education, Gilmer County High School as a cook.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School; member of the Tanner Chapel Church.  Her loves were square dancing, reading, crossword puzzles and crocheting.

Oleta was first married to Chester Fling.  Her second husband was Woodford Tomey.  Both preceded her in death.

Surviving is one step-son, Harry Tomey and wife Sue of Silver Spring, FL.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 01, 2010 at 1:00 PM, at the Tanner Chapel, Tanner with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

Burial will follow in the Roseville Cemetery, Tanner.

Friends may call 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Friday at the Chapel.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Oleta Tomey with arrangements.

Audrey Rinehart Shaffer

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Audrey Rinehart Shaffer
Born September 18, 1923, died September 24, 2010, after a long illness.

She was born at Cairo, WV, daughter of the late Harley N. Rinehart and Gladiola Dillworth Rinehart. A resident of the Belpre-Parkersburg area for over 60 years she lived the last four years in Columbus, Ohio.

She was a former member of the Parkersburg Woman’s Club and the Belpre Congregational Church.

She is survived by a son Harry C. Shaffer, Jr.; granddaughters Raven and Scarlett Shaffer, and grandson Gabriel Shaffer; her sister Mrs. Conrad (Lucille) Richards survives her as well as a nephew Gary C. Richards, and Connie Richards Burdette, both of Parkersburg.

Preceded in death by her husband Harry C. Shaffer and her brother Earl D. Rinehart.

Graveside services will be Thursday, 1:00 PM at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Melba B. Spaur Powell

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Melba B. Spaur Powell
Age 90, of Sutton, WV Passed away Saturday September 18, 2010 at her home after a short illness.

She was born on December 19, 1919 near High Knob a daughter of the late James L. and Olive Bowers Spaur.

She was formerly employed by Braxton County Senior Citizens and a homemaker.

She was a member of Burnsville United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Deborah M. Powell and son, John M. Powell. Melba is survived by two son’s; Rupert D. Powell of Falls Mill and James L. Powell of Sutton.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday September 21, 2010 at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV With Rev. Jim Burrough officiating.

Burial will be in K of P Cemetery in Burnsville, WV.

Friends may call from 6-8:00 PM Monday evening at the funeral home.

Carl Lee Slaughter

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Carl Lee Slaughter
Age 90, of Weston passed away on September 07, 2010 following an extended illness.

He was born July 15, 1920 to the late Homer and Anna Slaughter.

Carl married Elsie Maxine Keith on March 18, 1944 who survives. He is the father of five children Ronald Slaughter, (deceased) (Kathy) of Weston, Patricia Martin (Larry) of N. Ridgeville, OH, Mary Katherine Novak of Wicomico, VA, Charles Slaughter (Sharon) of Weston, and Lisa Stover of Rock Cave.

He was grandfather to David Slaughter (deceased), Sherry Lynn Slaughter (deceased), Brian Robertson, Edna Rush, Charlotte Dawson, and Kim Lederer, and great-grandfather to Timothy Radcliff, Amy Radcliff, Gabriella Lederer, and Victoria Lederer.

He was preceded by two brothers Harold Slaughter (Louise) and James Slaughter (Betty).

He loved hunting, fishing, and camping, and was looking forward to a camping trip later this month with his son and son-in-law and now is on an extended camping trip in Heaven.
He was a devoted Christian and attended the Word of Life Ministries Church. He will missed by his family and friends.

Friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Thursday, September 09, 2010 from 6-8 PM.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Philip Strauss officiating. Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Word of Life Ministries Church, P.O. Box 230, Weston, WV 26452.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Carl Lee Slaughter.

Garnette Helen Wilkinson Kniceley

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Garnette Helen Wilkinson Kniceley
of Flatwoods, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2010.

She was born in Nitro, WV a daughter of the late Rev. Guy D. and Alemeda Wilkinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claris O. Kniceley. Mrs. Kniceley was a Methodist by faith.

Upon her request, there were no services.

She was laid to rest beside her husband Claris in Morrison Ridge Cemetery near Sutton, WV on August 26, 2010.

Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods is in charge of the arrangements.

Earl Edwin Hoskinson

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Earl Edwin Hoskinson
Age 83, of Rt. 2 Salem (Big Flint Community), departed this life on Sunday, September 05, 2010, in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born at Morgansville on March 20, 1927, a son of the late Roy and Goldie Faye Gain Hoskinson.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Jo Anne Layman Hoskinson; one daughter, Laureen Kelley, Big Flint; one grandson, Rory Kelley, Big Flint; one granddaughter, April Kelley, Morgantown; two brothers, Robert Hoskinson, McConnellsville, OH, Billy Hoskinson, Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews.

Four brothers preceded him in death, Kenneth, Guyle, Lawrence and James Hoskinson.

Mr. Hoskinson retired from Hope Gas on May 23, 1987, as a Purchasing Agent. Earl was a graduate of Doddridge County High School and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Salem College.

He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Navy Seabees. Earl was a life member of the VFW Post 3408, West Union, West Union Lions Club, where he had been Past President and was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow Award and was Lion of the Year in 1989 and 2003.

He was a member of Clarksburg Moose. Earl was a volunteer 4-H Leader for 40 years and was named Leader of the Year and was a life member of the 4-H All Stars. He was also a member of the National Wood Carvers Association and had served on the Doddridge County Emergency Squad as an EMT. Earl was a life member of the Doddridge County Historical Society.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 08, 2010, in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union at 1 PM with Reverend Lester Stinebiser presiding.

Interment will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, West Union. Full military graveside honors will be accorded by the combined Doddridge County Veterans Organization.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, September 07 from 2-8 PM and after 9 AM on Wednesday until time of service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Hoskinson family.

John Q. Simons

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John Q. Simons
Age 96 of Cairo, Cisco Community, passed away September 02, 2010 at Pineview Continuous Care in Harrisville.

He was born at Oxford, WV a son of the late Floyd Simons and Tracy Pearl (Martin) Simons.

John retired from Penova Interest and had worked for Palmer Hill in the Oil Fields. He loved music and woodworking and could tinker with anything and get it to work or run. After his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling. Together, they traveled to all 48 continental U. S. states.

Suviving is his wife of 73 years, Hester Florence (Smith) Simons, daughter Thelma Simons Stemple and husband Paul of Harrisville, four grandchildren: Teresa Rossiter, Benita Ruble, Rhonda Simons and Michael Simons, 8 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, numerous step grand, great and great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two sons: Marchall T. and Archie C. Simons, two sisters: Leona Simons and Wilma Smarr, granddaughter Patricia Anne Jenkins and son-in-law Lloyd Brydie.

Funeral services will be Sunday 2 PM at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Charlene Spaur officiating. Interment will follow at the Lloyd Brydie Family Cemetery, Goff’s Road. Visitation will be Saturday 6-8 PM.

Betty Jean Knight Kendall

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Betty Jean Knight Kendall
Age 74, of Grantsville, WV, passed peacefully into eternity Thursday, August 19, at Minnie Hamilton Health System, Grantsville.

She was born January 29, 1936 on Pine Creek to Chester A. Knight and Virginia Ruth Stump Knight.

She was preceded in death by her beloved grandmother and her parents.

Betty is survived by five children: Gary Knight (Rose) of Grantsville, Phyllis Mineff (Greg) of Rockford, Illinois, Susan Newell (Michael) of Annamoriah, Pamela Thomas (Ben) of Bluefield, and Charles “Chuck” Kendall (Crystal) of Grantsville.

Betty was the proud grandmother of thirteen grandchildren, Graham Knight (Grantsville), Sherry Yoak (Rockford, Illinois) Angela Owens (Washington D.C.), Kristi Anderson (Rockford, Illinois), Crystal Bell (Grantsville), Kelli Bell (Glenville), Erica Newell (Annamoriah), Joshua Bohn (Grantsville), Billy Bohn (Bluefield), Phillip Parsons (Charleston, WV), Chucky, Danielle and Christopher Kendall (Grantsville). There are ten great grandchildren.

Betty attended the New Testament Baptist Church of Big Springs and had given her life to Christ.

In accordance with her wishes, Betty will be cremated and interred at the gravesite with her grandmother, Laura M. Kelley, at Bethlehem Cemetery.

Visitation for friends and family will be held from 11:00 AM with memorial service at Noon Saturday, August 28, at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville.

Reverends Kevin Church and Matt Morrison will conduct services.

Denver Sturm

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Denver Sturm
Age 84, of Spencer, died Sunday, August 15, 2010, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after a sudden illness.

He was born May 28, 1926, in Arnoldsburg, a son of the late Earl C. and Ethel Stalnaker Sturm. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Sturm, and a brother, Dennis Sturm.

Mr. Sturm was a retired 50-year employee of Willard C. Starcher, Spencer. He was a member of Moriah Lodge No. 38, A.F.&A.M., Spencer, Jackson Chapter No. 48, R.A.M., Ravenswood and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Parkersburg. He had attended Calhoun County High School and faithfully attended Stoney Point New Hope Community Church, Arnoldsburg. Also, he was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Denver was a devoted family man, who loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret A. Marshall Sturm, whom he married March 03, 1950; children, Patricia A. Walker (Ross), Denver H. Sturm (Patti) and Vickie L. Bowen (Garry), all of Spencer, and Barbara J. Keen (Bob) of Leroy; a brother, Ernest Sturm of San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, August 18, at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Tom Fletcher officiating.

Burial with military rites will be in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

Carolyn “Sue” White

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Carolyn “Sue” White

Age 58, of Pennsboro passed away Saturday, August 07, 2010, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Sue was born February 10, 1952, in Clarksburg, a daughter to the late Arthur “Criss” and Mary (Cook) Crissman. She was a graduate of the former Pennsboro High School with the class of 1970 and attended Mountain State Business College.

She was owner of the former Back Porch Studio in Pennsboro for six years and currently the Flower Station in Pennsboro for the last 18 years. She was an original member of the Pennsboro Country Roads Festival Committee, committed to the Pennsboro City Park, “Tracy Lake”, as well as a past member of the Pennsboro Emergency Squad.

Sue was also an avid stock car racing fan as well as a former driver on the local dirt track racing circuit where she drove in the street stock division and had several feature wins. She was a member of the Pennsboro Order of the Eastern Star No. 26 and loved all of her pets, especially her ferrets, Nitrous, Lucky, Little Girl, and Wilson.

She is survived by her loving husband, James White, whom she married July 23, 1990; daughters, Christa Ross Harper (Chris), Parkersburg and Jennifer Ross Goff (Brian), Atlanta, GA; son, Tyler White, Pennsboro; grandchildren, Emma and Sara Harper and Garrett and Gabriella Goff; and one niece, Alexis Bennett Conway (Seth), Rochester, NY.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ann Bennett and brother, John Crissman.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Dr. James Levos and Pastor Ron Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro.

Friends may call from 4:30-8:00 PM Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Jack Charles Duffield

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Jack Charles Duffield
Age 79, of Spencer, WV died Friday, August 06, 2010 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington, WV.

He was born April 29, 1931 raised in Sutton, Braxton County, WV, a son of the late Joseph Dyer and Margaret Pearl “Sue” Hood Duffield.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jo Howard.

He is survived by his wife Mildred Davidson Duffield; two sons, L. David Duffield and Joseph Patton Duffield both of Huntington, WV; grandsons, Matthew David Duffield, Aaron Michael Duffield, Joseph Tyler Duffield and Nicholas Duffield.

Funeral services were 3:00 PM Sunday, August 08, 2010 at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, WV with Pete Davidson officiating.

The burial followed in the Dial Cemetery, Branchland, WV. Friends called one hour prior to the funeral Sunday at the funeral home.

Luvenia Grace Maze

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Luvenia Grace Maze

Age 95, of Thornville, OH, went to her heavenly home at her daughter’s residence on August 02, 2010.

She was born December 29, 1914 at Annamoriah, WV, the daughter of the late Ebby and Luvenia Smith Maze. Luvenia was a homemaker and was a member of Harrison Street UM Church, Harrisville, WV where she taught sunday school for 16 years. She was an avid reader and loved gardening, singing and going to church. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren, her cats and birds.

She will be sadly missed by her family, including two sons, Billie W. Maze of Harrisville, and Charles L. Maze of Elyria, OH; two daughters, Mary Greathouse of Warren, OH and Ona Bell Sims of Thornville, OH; half sister, Ethel Rader, of Mt. Zion, WV; several grandchildren; great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Maze was preceded in death by her husband, William Glen Maze; son, Gerald Maze; sisters, Frankie Davis, Laurie Maze, two infant brothers; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, August 07, 2010 at Harrison Street UM Church, Harrisville with Rev. Eddy Howard, Rev. John Frum, and Rev. Carl DeVaughn officiating. Burial will follow at the Maze Cemetery, Munday Road, WV.

The family will receive friends at the home of Billie Maze, 225 Dogwood Lane, Harrisville, Friday from 2PM-8PM, and also Saturday from 12-1 PM at the church.

Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville is handling the arrangements.

Paul E. Hanlin

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Paul E. Hanlin
of Wellington, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Sandusky, at the age of 91.

Paul was a 1937 graduate of Tanner High School in West Virginia.

He was a lifelong member of the American Legion of Amherst, OH and was an Army veteran of WWII, Paul enjoyed bowling, golf and traveling. He retired in 1981 from Ridge Tool Company of Elyria. Paul attended Open Door Church while living in Elyria and Penfield Community Church in Wellington.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Marilyn (McDonald); his sisters, Fern Coberly and Phyllis Butler both of WV and Lois Phillips of ID; his brother, Bruce Hanlin of OK; children, Ronald of Amherst, David of Elyria, Nancy Ballas of VA, Sandy Spencer of Wakeman, Judy Brennan of Pittsburg, Linda Boise and Vicky Pabon of Wellington; grandchildren, Steven Ballas and Daniel Ballas of VA, Joann Willinger of Wakeman, Eric Spencer of Wakeman, Jeffery Kunovic of Madison, Melaine Diecek of PA, Christy Pabon and Rusty Simmons of Wellington; great grandchildren, B.J. Herold of OH, Sara Willinger of Wakeman, Jacob Kunovic of PA and Abigail Simmons of Wellington. Paul was preceded by his parents, P.A. and Nellie (Dye) Hanlin; brothers, Dale and Carl and sisters, Donna Whiting and Joann Hanlin.

A service for friends and family was held on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at the Clarksfield United Methodist Church, 5151 Zenobia Rd., Clarksfield. Pastor Tom Keller will officiate; arrangements were entrusted to Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, Wellington, OH.

Everett Roy Palmer

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Everett Roy Palmer
Age 77, of Rt. 6, Clarksburg, passed away on Thursday, July 01, 2010, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Palmer was a retired machine operator with Anchor Hocking Glass Factory.

He was born in Troy, WV, on March 23, 1933, a son of the late Clyde and Dulcy J. Earle Palmer.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Fowler Palmer, whom he married August 03, 1957.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kimberly J. Nicewander and her husband Bob, Altoona, PA; two sons, Richard W. Palmer, Clarksburg, and Brian S. Palmer and his wife Gina, Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Lacey Palmer, Katelyn Nicewander, Bayley Palmer, Kelsey Palmer, and Emma Palmer; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Palmer was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by two brothers, Rob and Charles Palmer; and two sisters, Mary Stalder and Bertha Goodwin.

Mr. Palmer was a United States Army veteran having served 18 months in Germany. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren, and enjoyed spending time with them. A special thank you to Dr. Moxley and all the staff on 6th floor of the VA Hospital.

Family and friends called at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Rt. 98, Clarksburg, Friday from 2-8 PM, where funeral services will be held Saturday, July 03, 2010, at 10 AM with Reverend Robert Marino officiating. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Richard L. Duffield

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Richard L. Duffield
Age 68, of Little Birch, died June 19, 2010 at home.

He was born August 25, 1941 at Duck a son of the late Fred and Mary Strickland Duffield.

He was a construction worker, carpenter, welder and a coal miner. He was a Christian.

He is survived by wife, Clara Perdue Duffield; children, Cathy Singleton and husband, Shawn of Little Birch, Richard L. Duffield II and wife, Becky of Lexington, KY and Kelly Murray and husband Wes of Elsmere, KY; grandson, Aiden Singleton; granddaughters; Hailey Singleton and Kylee Murray; brother, Charles Duffield and wife, Patty of Summersville: sisters, Peggy Kersey of Sugar Creek, Nellie Bailey and husband, Charles of Charleston, Emma Lou Patitucci of Orlando, FL, Barbara Smith and husband James of Big Otter, Fannie Mollohan and husband , Clark of Duck and Susan Ramsey of Gassaway; several nieces and nephews.

Services were held 2 PM Wednesday, June 23 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Robert Perdue officiating. Burial was in the Sirk Cemetery, Duck.

Friends called three hours prior to the service at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the caregivers from Hospice for all their help. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to: Hospice Care, P.O. Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335.

Shirley Leslie Byrd

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Shirley L. Byrd
Age 78, of Elizabeth, WV, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Select Specialty Care in Charleston, WV.

He was born January 27, 1932 in Spruce, WV, the son of the late Jessie and Thessa Gragg Byrd.

Shirley was a Korean War Veteran, and retired from AB Chance Co. after 38 years of service.

He is survived by his companion of 24 years, Bobbie Swisher; two daughters, Loretta Hardy, Ellenboro, WV, and Lorieta Byrd, Cairo, WV; one son, Wayne Byrd, Parkersburg, WV; one brother, Willard “Morg” Byrd and wife Fern, Smithville, WV; five grandchildren, Rena, Nicole, and Nathan Goodnight, Jason Wyer and Craig Hardy; two great grandchildren, Chloe and Isabelle Hardy; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Dolly Byrd, Mary Chambers and Otha Fredrick; five brothers, Franklin, James, Jessie “Mac”, Glemmer “Dude”, and Burlen.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at 1PM from the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV.

Burial will follow in the Hazelgreen Cemetery.

Friends called Monday, June 21, 2010 from 4PM until 8PM at the funeral home, and from 9AM until 1PM on the day of the service.

James Allen Rush

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James Allen Rush
Age 77, of Frametown, West Virginia, passed away June 11, 2010 at his son’s home in Frametown.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Zella Marie Murphy and the late James Rush.

Surviving are his mother, Zella Marie Murphy; four sons, Allen Junior Rush, Roger Dale (Denise) Rush, Robert Dean (Penny) Rush, and Chris Rush; one daughter, Sandra Kay (Ray) Jenkins; five brothers, Paul Leonard (Abe) Rush, Shirley Orville Rush, Earnest Wilson Rush, Scottie “Junior” Rush, and Charles Robert Rush; eight sisters, Phyllis “Big Sis” Cottrell, Goldie Mae Green, Opal Gay Horsley, Vina “Sue” Ruch, Mina “Lou” Rogers, Helen Rogers, Gladys Roupe and Nelsie Juanita Rush.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lee Rush; and a brother, Okie Everette Rush.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday, June 14 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.

Pastor Timothy Oakes will officiate.

Interment will be in the Witt Cemetery at Minnora.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 PM Sunday.

Hartzel Jack Webb

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Hartzel Jack Webb
Age 85, of Millstone, West Virginia, passed away peacefully Monday, June 07, 2010 at his home which he shared with his granddaughter, Tami Allen, her husband Donald and their two children.

He was born May 22, 1925 at Minnora, WV, a son of the late Lynch and Martha Conley Webb. Jack was a WWII Navy veteran; was retired from General Motors after 32 years of service; and was a life member of the Cleveland Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite.

He is survived by his four children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.

Funeral services will be held 12-Noon Friday, June 11 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Rev. Don Stilgenbauer will officiate. Interment will be in the Sand Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.

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Brenda Sue (White) Fisher

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Brenda Sue (White) Fisher

Age 58, of 820 Left Freemans Creek Road, Camden, passed away at 9:30 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, in Ruby Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born in Weston on July 22, 1951; daughter of the late Paul White and Viola (Keister) White.

On February 3, 2003, she married Ronald E. Fisher.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by one daughter, Christal Myers of Weston; and three grandchildren, Sheridan Bandy, Chance Bandy and Dawson Bandy. Brenda is also survived by two brothers, Jim White and Bill White; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Don White.

Mrs. Fisher worked at the Go Mart in Weston. She was a member of the Eagles and Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo, NASCAR and gardening. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 4 to 8 PM.

Funeral services were held on Thursday at 10 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Clifford West officiating. Interment followed services in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sylvia Mae (Duncan) Groves

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Sylvia Mae (Duncan) Groves
Age 99, of 4720 Oil Creek Rd., Roanoke, passed away on Saturday May 22, 2010, at the Crestview Nursing Home in Jane Lew, following a brief illness.

She was born on May 07, 1911, in Gip (Braxton County); daughter of Jesse F. Duncan and Bertha Mae (Talkington) Duncan.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

She attended Lynn Camp School in Braxton County, until the family moved to Lewis County in 1922. She then attended the Arnold School in Lewis County.

She was married to Lloyd Hayward Groves, April 19, 1934, and they operated the grocery store on Oil Creek Rd. and also an auction business until her husband’s death in 1984. She enjoyed playing the piano and was a faithful member of the Oil Creek Methodist Church for many years.

Family received friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, Weston, on Tuesday, May 25 from 5-8 PM.

Funeral services were celebrated on Wednesday, May 26, at 1:00 PM from Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Ronzel Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in the Peterson Cemetery in Oil Creek.

David W. Vincent

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David W. Vincent
of Cairo, WV, passed away at The Cleveland Clinic on Monday, May 03, 2010, following a lengthy illness.

He was a 1958 graduate of Cairo High School, Cairo, and a 1963 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He went to work immediately for NASA., Lewis Research Center, in Cleveland, Ohio.

His last ten years before his retirement in 1995, he was manager of The Aircraft Icing Research Facility. He also did consultancy work for the Italian Government when they were building their Icing Research Facility.

He belonged to the local bee keepers association, enjoyed gardening, woodworking, traveling with his wife, Martha, reading, spending time on the family farm, and anything involving his grandchildren and his dog, “Dude”.

He is survived by his wife, Martha; son, Chris Vincent; two stepchildren, Gloria (Mike) Brown, Bill (Lisa) Weekley; six grandchildren, Anne (Eric) Taylor, Michael and Amanda Brown, and Ashley, Billy, and Rachel Weekley; several nieces and nephews; and a special cousin, Ann Green of Hilton Head, SC.

David donated his body to his beloved WVU for medical research.

Shirley Jean Moyer

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Shirley Jean Moyer
Age 74 of Clarksburg, WV departed this life on Thursday, April 01, 2010 in the United Hospital Center.

She was born in Braxton County, WV on March 02, 1936, a daughter of the late Woodrow Dennison and Ethel (Harris) Dennison.

Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Kenneth “Tootie” Moyer, a daughter, Tammy Coen-Ramsey, Columbus, OH, a son, James Litton, Sutton, WV, a sister, Betty Neely, Fairmont, WV, two grandchildren, Whitney Ramsey and Jordan Coen and a nephew, Roger Neely.

She was a member of the Word of Life Assembly of God Church, Sun Valley where she was very active in the church. Mrs. Moyer was also a member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens. She retired from the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport.

Friends were received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg from 2-8 PM Friday where a funeral service was held at 2 PM Saturday, April 03, 2010 with Pastor George Mesto presiding.

Interment was in the Stonewall Park Cemetery, Stonewood.

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