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Ernestine Lester Hall

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Ernestine Lester Hall

Age 65, of 344 ½ 7th Street, Weston, WV passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Iaeger, on November 28, 1946: daughter of the late Clifton L. Lester and Betty J. (Riffe) Lester of Hanover.

On April 15, 1977, she married Bill Hall, who survives.
She is also survived by one step-son, Rick (Mary Beth) Hall of Weston; three grandchildren; Erin (Billy) Hunt, Paige (Rick) Bailey and Emily (Carlton) Jones; and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Judy Lester Cook of Winston-Salem, NC; one niece; one nephew; two great-nieces; and one great-great-niece.
A private viewing and service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Ernestine Lester Hall.

Robert L. Conley

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Robert L. Conley

Age 81 of Chloe, WV passed away June 26, 2012 at his home on Oka Road.

He was born in Calhoun County a son of the late Sam and Naoma Bailey Conley.

He was a US Air Force veteran and was a member of the VFW in Akron OH.

He was a member of the White Oak Baptist Church at Chloe.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda J. (Robin) Clark of Akron; two sisters, Leona Sears of Chloe and Orvie Harold of Akron; four grandchildren Jennifer Bennett (Joe) of Ankeny Iowa, Jason Clark (Michelle) of Pittsburgh PA, Jaret Clark (Ashley) of Fairlawn OH and Jeffrey Clark (Lerin) of North Canton OH; and twelve great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Conley.

Funeral services will be held 7:00 PM June 30, 2012 at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, WV with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services.

Charles E. White

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Charles E. White

of Exchange, WV died June 16, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Hw was son of the late Ronzel and Gladys Carte White.

He was a Farmer and Timber man. He was in the Army, served in Vietnam.

Surviving Relatives: Sons, Randall and William both of Sutton, Daughter Belinda Rollyson of Sutton. Brother Dana White of Frametown, Sisters, Edna Zwoll of Orma, Janet Glessner of Buckhannon, Marie Collins of Frametown and 5 Grandchildren; Marie White, Richard White, America White, Patrick White, and Paul White and several nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by wife, Betty White.

Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV, in charge.

Graveside services with Military rights at the White Jarvis Cemetery on Upper Sleith.

Wesley Denver Beckner

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Wesley Denver Beckner

Age 82, of Parkersburg, WV went home to be with his Lord on June 21, 2012 with his family by his side at his son’s home in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Denver was born on January 20, 1930, in Ritchie County, WV, the son of the late George P. and Lillie Ellen (Lewis) Beckner.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Vonda Dawn (Palmer) Beckner in 2007.

Denver is survived by two sons, Denver K. and wife Wendy of Glenn Dale, Md. and Mark and wife Cheryl of East Liverpool, Ohio; one daughter, Susan Delong of Fort Myers Beach, FL; one brother, Charles (Jo Ann) Beckner of Lakeland, FlL; one sister, Patricia Marks of St. Clairsville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Denver was a 1948 graduate of Parkersburg High School, where he was a State Champion on the wrestling team, a member of the track team and he also was a champion in West Virginia Golden Gloves boxing. After a tour in the United States Navy, Denver returned to Parkersburg where he worked construction and was a member of Local 132 of the Operating Engineers.

While living and working construction in Wheeling, Denver found a new love in horse racing. After a few years of on the job training at the track, he opened his own public stable and enjoyed traveling with his family throughout the east, running and winning races. Along with horse racing, Denver loved building and riding his Harley’s. At his home on 23rd Street, he was always building motorcycles and selling them when a new idea came along. He will be remembered and truly missed.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Avenue, Parkersburg, WV with Rev. Chuck Furbee officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 25, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Services will conclude with interment in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Lonnie Dale Holmes

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Lonnie Dale Holmes

Age 52, of Birch River, WV passed away Monday, May 07, 2012 at University of Kentucky Medical Center after a long illness.

He was born on March 21, 1960 in Sutton the son of the late Harold E. Holmes. He was formerly employed as a timber cutter.

He was Baptist by faith.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Murphy Holmes and son, Chad E. Holmes of Birch River. Also surviving is his mother, Arlene Dixie Frame. Brothers include, Garrel, Harold Jr., and Timothy all of Birch River. Darrel of Summersville, WV; sisters, Patty Wilson of Birch River and Linda Casto of Canvas, WV.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Friday May 11, 2012 at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV with Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating.

Burial took place in Birch River Cemetery. Friends called from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Virginia Burns Jenkins Blake

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Virginia Burns Jenkins Blake

Age 88 of Lower Two Run Road, Gilmer County, WV, departed this life at 6:17 PM Thursday, May 17, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born August 13, 1923 at Perkins, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late John Stump and Florence Sponaugle Kerns Burns.  She was the 9th child out of 11.

On August 30, 1940 she was married to Ferrell Paul Jenkins who preceded her in death March 07, 1979.

On May 29, 1986 she married Ivan B. Blake who preceded her December 23, 2006.

She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church at Normantown and the Glenville Senior Citizens.

She lived for her family and was always laughing and ready to sing.

Surviving are 7 daughters, 1 son and 1 step-daughter:  Roberta Sue (Steve) Kocher of Perkins, WV; Marilyn Kay (Curt) Carpenter of Gassaway, WV; Wanda Jeanne Davisson of Normantown, WV; Paula Ruth (Jack) Smith of Perkins, WV; Debra Jo (Joe) Hitt Sinking Creek, Glenville, WV; Alice Mae (David) Wylde of England; Donna Lou (Carl) Duelley of Normantown, WV; Larry Paul Jenkins (Lisa) of Glenville, WV; and Carolyn Blake Hanson of Cox’s Mills, WV.

One brother survives, Carrell L. Burns of Frametown, WV.

She has 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, 4 step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews surviving.

She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, 4 sisters, 2 husbands, 1 grandchild and 1 great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 with Elder Roger Stewart officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Normantown.

Friends may call 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday, at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc.  is assisting the family of Virginia Jenkins Blake with arrangements.

Shirley Carol Moneypenny

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Shirley Carol Moneypenny

Age 92, of Lynn Ave and 9th Street, Weston, WV, went to be with her Lord and Savior at her home on May 20, 2012.

She was born on June 06, 1919 in Cumberland County, Virginia.

She was the daughter of the late William Blaine Piercy and Rebecca Jane Stump Piercy.


Mrs. Moneypenny is survived by her husband Albert W. Moneypenny whom she married 64 years ago on April 23, 1948 at the First Baptist Church of Weston, by the late Reverend Clifford Caverlee.

She is also survived by one son Gary W. Moneypenny and his wife Robin Edwards Moneypenny of Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is survived by one granddaughter Lindsay Rebecca Moneypenny Hurley and her husband John Edward Hurley, one grandson Rian McKane Moneypenny, a great granddaughter Claire Elizabeth Hurley and a step great-grandson Wesley Mason Hurley all of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Mrs. Moneypenny was preceded in death by four brothers, five half brothers, three half sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Moneypenny was a graduate of Weston High School with The Class of 1936. After Graduation she worked at W.T. Grant Company Department Store in Weston, then secretary for Les Vassar Credit Union, then the Weston Rationing Board during World War II, and Weston National Bank for many years. She was a member of the Theresa Snaith Hospital Auxiliary where she worked in the gift shop.

Carol loved the First Baptist Church of Weston where she had been a member since she was a teenager. She looked forward to Sunday going to Church to See and Fellowship with her Friends, share a handshake, and give and receive a hug. She served her Church as the church secretary for many years, part time organist, and pianist, and assistant church treasurer, she was a member of the Ladies Prayer Group, the Mission Circle, and the Ladies Prayer Chain.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Ave, Weston from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kenneth Miller officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Shirley Carol Moneypenny.

Robert J. Morrison

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Robert J. Morrison

Age 87, of Sutton, WV,  went home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2012 at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, WV.

He was born, October 25 1924 in Sutton, WV. He was the son of the late Alpheus and Anna Fisher Morrison.

Robert was a member of the Davis Presbyterian Church, Gassaway.

He was a 1943 Graduate of Sutton High School and an Owner and Operator of the Y Exxon Station in Sutton for many years and worked for Grafton Coal Company, Bob was a former Mayor of Sutton and former Fire Chief of Sutton Volunteer Fire Department. He also belonged to Strange Creek Masonic Lodge #130 and was a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruth Morrison of 62 years, several brothers and sisters, 2 granddaughters; Mary Katherine Higgins, Anna Margaret Watkins.

Robert is survived by his daughters; Barbara Jordan and husband John David, Marianna Morrison, Martha Moore-Polon all of Sutton, son; Alpheus “Bo” Morrison and wife Rosalea of Oak Hill, WV, grandchildren; Ruth Ann Westfall, Amy Moore, James Moore, Stacy Vann, Lesa Jordan, Kara Stewart, Susan DeBord, David Jordan, Shannon Morrison, Chelle Hager, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV with Rev. Barbara Accord officiating.

Masonic Graveside Rite with Lodge #130, Strange Creek will follow in Morrison Cemetery, Airport Road, Sutton, WV.

Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday May 19, 2012 at the funeral home.

Family suggest donations be made in his honor to your favorite charities.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Morrison Family.

Otis Clarmont Cutright

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Otis Clarmont Cutright

Age 91 of Grantsville, WV, formerly of Gilmer County, passed from this life at 5:20 AM, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

He was born May 31, 1920 in Gilmer County, a son of the late Ottice Newton and Elva Rutherford Cutright.

He loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting, fishing and planting his garden. He was an Army veteran of WW II.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Nancy Orr and husband Jeff of Newcomerstown,OH and Susie Hart and husband Chris of Port Washington, OH; 2 grandsons, Adam Hart and wife Lisa of Arizona and Jonathan Orr of Columbus, OH; 4 sisters and 1 brother survive, Regina Hughes, husband Dallas of Portage, IN, Ava Stimson of VA, Eloise Cosner of Weston, WV, Nina Marie Marks of TN, Donzel Cutright and wife Jackie of IN; one sister-in-law survives, Pauline Cutright of Sutton, WV. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Otis was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Guy “Robert” Cutright, Arden Cutright, Eugene Cutright and 1 sister, Wanda Lee Markle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Rutherford Cemetery at Cedarville, WV.

Friends may call 1:00 to 3:00 PM, Saturday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Otis C. Cutright with arrangements.

John Robert Whitesel

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John Robert Whitesel

of Gassaway, WV passed from this life on April 14 ,2012 at the age of 80.

“JR” was a devout Baptist and an avid hunter with a passion for the outdoors. He was a dedicated gardener who took great pride in his annual garden. Another one of his favorite hobbies was playing music with his friends. He was known locally as the “one-arm fiddle player” for years, but later in life he played the harmonica.

John Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years Willa Dawn; one son, John R. Whitesel Jr.; one great grandson Patrick W. Frame; and one brother, Sherman Tiny Whitesel.

He is survived by four daughters: Sandy Stan-Arthur of Tillamook, OR; Becky Frank.Ward of Manassas, VA; Janetta DeOnna Anthony of State College, PA; Debbie Frame companion Tommy Lassitter of Maysville, NC; and seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and four sisters.

Service was 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at The German Church on Chapel Route, Gassaway with Pastor Rick Hart officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery on Steer Creek.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Tuesday April 17 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

James “Jim” Michael Shaver

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James “Jim” Michael Shaver

of Gassaway passed away May 02, 2012 at CAMC Hospital General Division in the Neuro Science Intensive Care Unit following a short illness.

James was born in Fredrickstown, Missouri September 20, 1933 to the late Oscar Forest “Buck” Shaver and Ruby Rebecca Boyce Shaver Sebert.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by an infant sister and a grandson.

He was a Methodist by faith.

He loved fishing, camping, hunting, traveling and spending time with his family. James attended Burnsville School and graduated from Sutton High School with the class of 1951.

He worked many different jobs when he was younger. He was a former employee of Mon Power Company. He owned and operated a used car business for 23 years, Shaver Motor Sales in Gassaway with his wife, Virginia from October 1966 until his retirement in June 1989.

He is Survived by his loving wife, Virginia L. “Jenny” Murphy Shaver; two daughters, Kathryn Ann and husband, Ralph Jason Pletcher, Jr. of Gassaway, Sharon Jean and husband, Jim White of San Mateo, FL; three sons, Steven Michael Shaver, James Robert Shaver and wife, Debbie of Gassaway, Daniel Scott Shaver and wife, Amber of Dunbar; grandchildren, Becky Ware, Christy (David) Ratliff, Jason (Quinn) Pletcher, Matthew (Sara) Pletcher, Sarah (Mike) Wehner, Christopher (Ronica) Glaviano, Sebrina King, Amy (Patrick) Frame, Daniel Shaver, Caleb Shaver; great grandchildren, Kayla, Anthony “AJ”, Aaron, Emily, Katie, Michelle, Carissa, Ashley, Christopher, Chrismin, Adena, and Journey; a new great grandbaby to arrive in June; brother, John Shaver and wife, Rose of Napier; sister, Lynn Jefferies and husband, Gary of Gassaway; and a host of friends and neighbors whom will miss Jim very much.

Service was held at 2:00 PM Sunday, May 06, 2012 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Mark Stump officiating.

Burial took place in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Mabel Grace Tenney

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Mabel Grace Tenney

of Adrian, WV died Monday, April 30, 2012, in Serenity Care Home in Buckhannon where she was a resident.

She was born December 22, 1914, at Gem, Braxton County, a daughter of the late John Levie and Truda Keller Dean.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver M. Tenney, who died in 1982.

She is survived by two sons, H. Loren “Hank” Tenney and wife, Evelyn Kay, of Nashville, TN, and Stanley Tenney and wife, Lorietta, of Tallmansville: eight grandchildren, Steve Tenney, Stacey Tenney, Christopher and wife, Diane Tenney, Kevin and wife, Ronay Tenney, Sonia Bailey-Gibson and husband, Bill, Sophia and husband, Mike Lowther, Shellia Bailey and Sherrlia Bailey; and eight great-grandchildren, Andrew and Laura Tenney, Allyson, Kristin and Megan Tenney, John Samuel Lowther, Bailey and Brock Gibson.

Also surviving are one brother, Samuel “Dick” Dean; and three sisters: Mae McQuain and husband, Bill, Mary Tretinik and Rosalie Steele.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Kay Bailey; five brothers, Leonard Hopkins, Howard Dean and wife, Mayme, Hayward Dean, Arden “Buck” Dean and wife, Dora, Junior Dean; one sister, Dora Dean Taylor and husband, Bud Taylor; and brother-in-law, Fred Steele.

She was a member of Adrian United Methodist Church, former member of the Adrian Fire Dept. Auxiliary, co-operator of Adrian Thrift Shop and a homemaker. She loved quilting, reading, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

Friends were received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 03, at 10:00 AM at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Robert F. Heavner officiating.

Interment will follow in Upshur County Memorial Park.

Elma Willadene Moyers

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Elma Willadene Moyers

Age 74 of Frametown, WV, joined her Lord and Savior in Heaven May 07, 2012. She passed away while at home with her family.

She was born October 17, 1937 on Cub Fork, Gilmer County and was a daughter of the late Ray and Floda White.

Willadene was a Christian by faith who dedicated her life to the care and uplifting of her family, her friends and her church, the Crooked Fork Baptist Church at Perkins.

Surviving are her husband of 56 ½ years, Nolan Moyers; her children, Sheila (Kelby) Moore of Worthington, OH; Nolan E. (Christel) Moyers, Jr. of Birch River, WV; Donald R. Moyers, Bernard (Mary) Moyers both of Frametown, and Brenda (Mark) Davis of Buckhannon, WV; siblings, Treva (John) Berry of Sutton. WV; Kenneth White of Cedarville. WV; Fay (Wilbur) Marks of Little Hocking, OH,; June (Charles) Shaffer of Stowe, OH; Kay (Doug) Henline of Normantown, WV; Nina (Gene) Stump of Flushing, MI; Dana (Caren) White of Stumptown, WV; Marjorie Born of Elyria, OH; Austin (Gerry) White of Gassaway, WV; Connie (Gary) Gainer of Weston, WV and Joyce (Larry) Fisher of Perkins, WV; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister-in-law, Louise White and a brother-in-law Al Born.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday May 10, 2012 at the Crooked Fork Baptist Church at Perkins.

Elder George Rose, Elder Roger Stewart and Elder Austin White will officiate.

Interment will be in the Moyers Family Cemetery at Frametown.

Friends may call at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday.

Georgia Rogers Stemple Weaver

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Georgia Rogers Stemple Weaver

passed away May 07, 2012 at Minnie Hamilton Health System in Grantsville, WV.

She was born May 24, 1925 in Clay County, WV to the late Fredrick A. and Flora Rollyson Rogers.

She was employed for several years by Rubber Fabricators, Inc. and the Cain Veterinary Clinic.

She was a member of the Mt. Olive Methodist Church and the Cremo Community Church.

Georgia was preceded in death by husbands, Rufus Stemple and Gifford Weaver.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Stemple (Daryl) Kelly; granddaughters, Colleen (Kent) Martini and Erin (Warren) Simpson; great grandchildren, Colin, Kasey, Svea and Karis; stepson, Robert (Dianne) Weaver; and her beloved dog, Cupcake.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, WV.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, May 11 at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Bryner Chapel Cemetery at Joker, WV.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Minnie Hamilton’s Long Term Care Unit.

Geraldine Fischer

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Geraldine Fischer

Age 93, of Tanner, Gilmer County, WV, passed away May 04, 2012.

Born in Gilmer County, she was a daughter of the late Bill and Audrey Cunningham.

Surviving are her husband, Howard Fischer, several step-children and friends. A sister, Clara Belle Ferrell of Paden City, WV. Two nephews, Charles Cunningham of Florida and Doug Ferrell of Columbus, Ohio. A niece, Jill Ferrell of Paden City, WV.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Nettie Cunningham and a brother, Worth (Shy)Cunningham.
Funeral services will be held Monday May 07, 2012, 2:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, WV.

Pastor Mark James will officiate.

Interment will be in the Stalnaker Cemetery in Glenville, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday.

Carina Louise (Simons) Belcher

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Carina Louise (Simons) Belcher

Age 77, of 1 Batman Circle of West Columbia, West Virginia, formerly of Weston slipped away peacefully on April 27, 2012 in the Lakin Hospital following an extended illness.

Mrs. Belcher was born on January 26, 1935 daughter of the late Edgar J. Simons and Mary Irene (Sandy) Simons.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother Duane R. Simons and her former husband Vern W. Belcher.

She is survived by one daughter Patty Davis and husband Chris of Greensboro, North Carolina, and one extra special grandson Zachary Todd Davis of Greensboro, North Carolina. Also surviving is one brother Anthony H. (Iris) Simons of Weston and one sister Cheryl Frazier of Concord, California, and several nieces and nephews.

Carina was an avid movie enthusiast with her favorite genre being Westerns and her favorite actor was John Wayne. Mrs. Belcher’s other passions were playing bingo and shopping - especially for shoes. Carina also enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandson Zach whom her world revolved around.

Family will receive friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM.

Funeral services will follow visitation at 1:00 PM and be held in the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charlie Barrett officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Carina Louise (Simons) Belcher

Wayne Lawson Walker

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Wayne Lawson Walker

of Strange Creek passed away April 03, 2012.

He was born on December 11, 1936 in Braxton County.

He worked for Equitable Gas Company for 33 years, retiring in 1996. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, friend, and neighbor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Lee Walker and Goldie Marie (Perrine) Walker; brothers, Gilbert Walker, Lee Junior Walker, George Walker, Franklin Walker, and Russell Walker.

Wayne is survived by son, Wayne Lawson Walker, II (Jay) and companion, Barbara George of Woodbridge, VA; daughters, Leslie (Robey) Godfrey of Frametown and Lisa (Jim) Williams of Marietta, Ohio. He will be greatly missed by grandchildren, Elizabeth and Matthew Walker, Alex and Kyle Godfrey, Ellen and Parker Williams, Eric Robinson and great grandson, Blake Leonard.

Wayne is also survived by brothers, Harold Walker of West Jefferson, Ohio, Lyle (Shirley) Walker of Jane Lew, Charlie (Donna) Walker of Morgantown, Larry (Mary) Walker of Weston, Bob (Phyllis) Walker of Strange Creek; sisters, Ruth Ann (Ronzel) Ross of Jane Lew and Marie McVay of Weston; several nieces and nephews.

Service was 11:00 AM Saturday, April 07 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Robey Godfrey officiating.

Interment was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requested that memorial contributions be made to the Long Run Baptist Church, c/o Wilma Davis, 2875 Herold Rd., Sutton, WV 26601.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Wade Eugene Burnside “Gene”

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Wade Eugene Burnside “Gene”

Age 82, of 468 Mare Run Rd Weston went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 following an extended illness.

He was born on August 15, 1929 in Weston, West Virginia: son of the late John L. Burnside and Orpha Grace (Freeman) Burnside.

On December 20, 1950 he married Ramona M. (Lemasters) Burnside who preceded him in death on Monday, April 16, 2012.

Mr. Burnside is survived by two daughters: Cynthia and husband James Sumpter of Jane Lew and Bertha and husband Eric Benedum of Weston and one son: Phillip and wife Diane Burnside of Fairmont. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Travis Sumpter, Tracie Dodson, Stephen Benedum, Michael Benedum, Jason Benedum, Anthony Burnside and Jonathan Burnside and 10 great grandchildren: Hannah, Abbie and Collin Dodson, Sophia and Luke Burnside, Alexis, Karmellia, Jenna, Kendra and Elise Benedum. Also surviving are two brothers John Kent.and James L. Burnside, and one sister Sue Robinson.

Mr. Burnside served his country in the United States Navy from 1949-1953 during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Equitable Gas Company as a Station Engineer.

He was a member of Mt. Morris United Methodist Church, and a member of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows.

He enjoyed camping and was a member of the Good Sam’s Camping Club and participated in the Special Olympics torch run. He enjoyed farming, woodworking craftsmanship, and trout fishing.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 1:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow services in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Full Military honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mt. Morris United Methodist Church, c/o Blaine Jerdan, 21 Valley Lane Weston, WV 26452.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Wade Eugene Burnside “Gene”.

John Henry Rush Sr.

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John Henry Rush Sr.

Age 77, of Arnoldsburg, WV, died April 18, 2012, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Per his request, the body was cremated.

A graveside private family memorial services will take place at a later date.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, is assisting the family.

Edward W. Demastus

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Edward W. Demastus

Age 82, of West Union, WV, Central Station Community, departed this life on Sunday, April 15, 2012 in the Salem Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born August 09, 1929 in Doddridge County a son of the late Charles and Elsie McIntyre Demastus.

In August 1966 he married Margaret Marie Morris Demastus who preceded him in death on January 10, 2000.

He is survived by seven daughters, Terresa Marie Demastus, Clarksburg, Cathy Sue Smith, Clarksburg, Mary Ann Mauser, Morgantown, Tammy Lynn Demastus, West Union, Patsy James Demastus, Clarksburg, Betty Brown, West Union, Christina Evans, West Union, one son, Edward Demastus, Jr., Charleston, three grandchildren, Nicole Elizabeth Brown, Marc Jr. Brown, Tara Marie Evans and one brother, William Grant Demastus, West Union. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kitty Rose Demastus, one son, Danny Lee Demastus, one sister, Ellie Ormeg and three brothers, Sonny, Lloyd and Charles Demastus.

Mr. Demastus had retired in 1991 from the City of Salem. He loved deer, turkey and squirrel hunting. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and spending time with his family. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be sadly missed.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Mitchell Richards presiding.

Interment will follow in the Duckworth Cemetery, Greenwood.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11:00 AM until time of service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Demastus family.

James E. Lockard

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James E. Lockard

Age 79, of Gassaway, WV passed away April 12, 2012 at home.

He was born on April 29, 1932 in Gassaway the son of the late Guy and Elizabeth Meadows Lockard of Gassaway.

Jim was a proud military man. He served in the Air Force, Navy and Army for 20 years, 4 months and 2 days. He retired and settled back home in his birth place, Gassaway, WV. After retirement he worked for the Ambulance Service, as a driver, helped at the Firehouse as a volunteer and was also a policeman for the Gassaway, Sutton and Burnsville Departments. He also worked with his father at Engle Gas drilling in Braxton County and many other locations. Jim worked for all three Braxton County funeral homes, Greene-Robertson, Richard M. Roach and Stockert-Gibson Funeral Homes for twenty five years.

He was a loving husband of 51 years to his wife, Ruby H. Lockard. He was a loving father of two daughters, Brandie L. Lockard and Lisa A. Harris and husband David all of Gassaway, grandson, Nathan Harris and wife Molly, great-grandson’s, Logan and Noah Harris, granddaughter, Nihja Hardway, great-grandson, Dalton Hardway. Also surviving him is his brother, Robert Lockard of FL, and sisters, Jane Dahl of NB, Susan Cane of Wheeling, WV and Karen Trail of FL.

Jim’s proudest moments were being with his wife, daughters, grandchildren – especially his great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday April 16, 2012 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV with the Rev. Doug Smailes officiating.

Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Sugar Creek, WV, with Military Graveside Rites from American Legion Post #33.

Friends may call on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV is humbled to serve the Lockard family.

Burl Lynden White

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Burl Lynden White

Age 84, of 1947 Dry Fork, Weston, WV,  went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Weston on March 22, 1928: son of the late James Goff White and Mabel Freda (Woofter) White.

On September 10, 1955, he married Jane (Barrett) White, who survives.

Mr. White is also survived by one daughter: Elizabeth A. Porter and Rick of Cincinnati, OH; two sons: David L. White of Weston and Mark J. White and Michelle of Scotts Depot; five grandchildren: Andrew R. Porter, Sarah E. Porter, Anna M. White, Ethan M. White and Jacob B. White. He is also survived by three brothers: William White of Weston, Joseph White of Akron, OH and John White of Seattle, WA; three sisters: Martha Kerns of Weston, Jean Stalnaker of Clarksburg and Annabelle Clark of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. White was preceded in death by one brother: James White and one sister: Wilma Leach.

Mr. White was a retired carpenter with CNG.

He attended the Freemansburg United Methodist Church.

He loved gardening, farming, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the NRA and Weston Masonic Lodge # 10 A.F. & A.M

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Burl Lynden White.

Grace D. Gerwig

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Grace D. Gerwig

Age 104, passed away at her residence at Exchange on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

She was born at Morris, West Virginia, on August 01, 1907, one of 10 children of the late Emmett and Doria Bail.

She married Laco Gerwig in 1931, and was preceded in death by her husband, Laco, and son, Samuel Roland Gerwig.

She is survived by daughter, Patricia Gerwig Schlosser and husband Ronald Schlosser of King of Prussia, PA; daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen McCauley Gerwig of Malvern, PA; grandsons, Robert Gerwig of Downingtown, PA, and Paul Gerwig and wife Donna of Kennett Square, PA; three great-granddaughters, Molly and Megan Gerwig of Downingtown, PA, and Jessica Gerwig Moore and husband Tom Moore Jr. of Smyrna, DE; and two great-grandsons, Charlie and Cody Moore. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Grace graduated from Glenville College during World War II. She taught in a one-room school. When roads became impassible by car, she rode a horse.

Grace was always active in her community churches, especially the Clarksburg Baptist Church, where she has been a member for more than 50 years.

She and her husband lived in Clarksburg for more than 50 years, and following his retirement, they moved back to the farm near Exchange.

Service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Rev. Bryon Bukovesky officiating.

Interment will be in the Frederick Gerwig Memorial Cemetery on Toms Run, Chapel, WV.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Clarksburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 327, Clarksburg, WV 26301-0327 or Hospice Care, P.O. Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335.

Billy Gene Malcomb

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Billy Gene Malcomb

Age 71, of Berlin Road, Weston, WV, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon, WV, following a brief illness.

He was born September 21, 1940 in Roanoke, WV, the son of the late Charles William Malcomb and Hazel Madeline Hawkins Malcomb.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris Virginia Malcomb on February 11, 2011; and one sister, Beverly Joann Butcher.

He is survived by one son, Jeffrey Alan Malcomb and wife Tiffany Rose of Ashland, VA; one daughter, Jennifer Annette Malcomb of Parkersburg, WV; one granddaughter, Shelby Madalyn Malcomb of Ashland; one sister, Glenna Myers of Horner, WV; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Billy worked construction as a mechanic the majority of his life.

He was a Master Mason and member of William G. Bennett Lodge No# 46 of Walkersville, WV.

Friends called from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV.

Funeral services was held 1:00 PM Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Randy Vincent officiating.

Interment followed in Mitchell Cemetery, Roanoke, WV.

Boyle Funeral Home, Weston.

Brenda J. Richardson

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Brenda J. Richardson

Age 59, of Little Birch, WV, passed away March 11, 2012 at home.

She was born January 06, 1953 in Lorain, OH a daughter of the late Ernest and Glenna Crislip Stump.

Brenda was a CNA and a caregiver.

She attended the Big Union Baptist Church, Dille.

She loved to travel especially out west; she loved taking care of animals and was a really good cook.

Surviving; son, Teddy J. Richardson and wife, Gina of Little Birch; grandson, Teddy Russell Richardson; brother, Ernie Lee Stump of Nebo.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by son Ernest Richardson.

Service was 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 13 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev.Danny Richardson officiating.

Burial was in the Elmira Cemetery.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Geraldine M. Morrison

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Geraldine M. Morrison

Age 88, of Airport Road Sutton, WV passed away Friday March 09, 2012 at Braxton Health Care Center after a short illness.

She was born on December 02, 1923 a daughter of the late William A. and Ora Baker Means.

She was a graduate of Sutton High School and was retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers at Sutton Dam. She was a member of Morrison United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Earle Morrison Jr. brother, William G. Means.

Gerri is survived by son, John G. Morrison (Linda) of Sutton, WV. Daughter, Linda L. (Jerry) Jackson of Sutton. Brother, Roger L. (Janet) Means of Florida and sister, Carolyn S. (Arthur) Robinson of Florida. Five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday March 14, 2012 at Morrison United Methodist Church on Airport Road Sutton, WV with Rev. Harley Scalf officiating.

Friends may call from Noon until service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Morrison United Methodist Church, 325 McCoy Drive Sutton, WV 26601.

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

Gloria Jean Lamb Walker

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Gloria Jean Lamb Walker

Our loving mother, Gloria Jean Walker, 65, of Weston, WV, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Gloria was kind-hearted and treasured her family. She was a resilient woman who brought joy to others despite her many obstacles in life. She was a marvelous wife, mother, sister and daughter. Her passions included travel, gospel music, attending church and doting on her grandchildren.

She was born in Weston on February 02, 1947.

Gloria attended primary school in Weston and in 1976 she received a Computer Training Certificate in Charleston, WV, and worked as a supervisor in the computer center of the Charleston National Bank.

She was blessed with four children, David T. Mathews, Jr. of Weston, Gayla J. Pinkney and husband James of Weston, Russell E. Mathews and wife Michelle of Morgantown, WV, and Jonathan W. Walker of Weston.

She is survived by her mother, Mamie Madalene Lamb of Weston; and siblings, Ricky A. Lamb and wife Robin of Weston, Debra J. McVay and husband William of Weston and David C. Lamb and wife Dianna of Weston. She will be greatly missed by her five adoring grandchildren, Lindsay Morgan, Lucritia Mathews, Michael Pinkney, Kyra Mathews and Joseph Mathews; niece, Melissa Barrett; nephews, AJ Lamb and Chad Lamb; and great-nephews, Josh Rose and Cody Rose.
Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Clarence “Doc” Lamb; brother, Steven W. Lamb; and aunts, Alice Rollyson and Marie Bennett.

Friends called from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, February 24, 2012 at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV.

Funeral services were held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel.

Ronzel “Hopper” Duffield

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Ronzel “Hopper” Duffield

Age 71, of Gassaway, WV passed away February 18, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna; dad and mom, Denvil and Mabel; two brothers, “Pops” and Curt.

He was an Army veteran, a member of the UMWA and retired from IUOE.

He is survived by sister, Helen Hacker; brother, Carl Duffield; son and daughter-in-law, David and Marie Duffield; daughters and sons-in-law, Gerri and Jeff Barrett and Laura and Doug Jackson; step-daughter, Dianna Singleton; grandchildren, Dalton and Zoe Duffield, Dylan and Wyatt Barrett, Andy, Fred, and Anna Jackson; step-grandchildren, Lindsay Casto, Brittany and Tiffany Singleton.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Shirley “Buck” Homer Tanner

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Shirley “Buck” Homer Tanner

Age 70, of Millstone, WV, lost his fight with cancer on February 20, 2012 at the Arbors of Marietta, Ohio.

Buck was born on Mud Fork, Calhoun County, January 18, 1942 a son of the late William Andrew Tanner and Vena Evelyn Jarvis Tanner.

He will always be loved and remembered by his surviving family - two daughters, Pamela Yost and Kathleen Hamilton; four grandchildren, Jonathon Tanner, Keri and Brian Yost and Timothy Cyrus; two great grandchildren, Skylar Tanner and Jayden McCray; one expected great grandson, Jonathon Henry Tanner; ten brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, Friday, February 24, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Cremation will be scheduled later.

Gwendolyn Beall White

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Gwendolyn Beall White

went home to be with the Lord on February 16, 2012, after an extended illness.

Mrs. White is survived by her husband, H. Laban White, and two daughters, Diane White Slaughter and her husband Gary Slaughter and Carol Ann White. Surviving are five grandchildren, Melissa Gutshall McCullough, Traci Stumpo Terango, Jennifer Stumpo Duarte, Joshua Laban Gutshall and Gabrielle Gutshall Vick; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda White Stumpo, and granddaughter, Tina Nicole Stumpo.

Gwen was born in Mobile, Alabama, on August 12, 1918, the daughter of the late Frank M. Beall and Lenore Huffman Beall, where she lived until she was 5 years old.

She was one of eight children, with her twin brother Desmond dying at an early age.

She grew up in Gilmer County, where she graduated from Glenville State College.

Gwen taught in West Virginia, particularly in Harrison County with the Head Start Program and with all grade levels and later served as a librarian after getting her master’s degree from West Virginia University.

Mrs. White was an active community leader in many area clubs and organizations. She was a lifetime member of the Clarksburg League for Service. She was a past president of Alpha Delta Kappa, an educators honorary organization; also a member of the American Association of University Women and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She was active with the Harrison County Community Chorus and the Cultural Arts Foundation.

Gwen was a member of Stagecrafters, performing in many productions at the Clarksburg Art Center and Bridgeport Civic Center.

Mrs. White was an active member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church, where she was involved with the American Baptist Women’s group as a leader and teacher.

Gwen met her husband, Laban White, while performing in Summer Theater in Glenville, WV. Laban said she was the only one who could keep up with his dancing, and they’ve been dancing together for 68 years, having married on December 23, 1943.

Gwen sang throughout the years with her brother, Frank Beall’s orchestra/band and with bands in the area and played the lead in the local production of “Mame.”

The family would also like to thank the wonderful care given to Gwendolyn by her caregivers, Minnie Costello, Robin Gonzalez, Kathy Richison, Connie Swiger, Kathy Lockett, Susan Layton, Lisa Pitts and People’s Hospice nurses, particularly Diane Lou.

Family and friends were received at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Dr./Rt. 98, Clarksburg, from 2:00 - 8:00 PM Sunday, where services were held Monday, February 20, 2012, at 10:00 AM with the Reverend David Hulme officiating.

Interment followed in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Kendall L. Hall

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Kendall L. Hall

Age 94, of 2901 28th St., Parkersburg, died peacefully at home in the evening of February 02, 2012.

Mr. Hall was born May 20, 1917, in Washburn, Ritchie County, WV, son of the late Daniel S. and Isa Cox Hall of Harrisville.

Educated in Harrisville public schools, he was a graduate of West Virginia University in Chemical Engineering, 1940. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering society and Delta Tau Delta social fraternity. Mr. Hall served two years in the Naval Reserve during World War II, as Radar Countermeasures Officer in the Pacific Theater. He did one year of graduate work at Princeton University and MIT during his naval service. He did further graduate work at WVU, Ohio University, Texas A&M and Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. He completed the eight-year Great Books Discussion and Study Program, from the University of Chicago.

He retired after 26 years’ industrial experience in technical and management positions with FMC Corporation. He joined the Parkersburg Branch of WVU in 1966, teaching mathematics, engineering, and engineering technology. During his 16-year tenure, he served as Parkersburg representative to the University Faculty Senate in Morgantown, served as Faculty Assembly Chairman, and retired in 1982 as Professor Emeritus of Engineering.

Mr. Hall was then appointed to a nine-year term on the State Board of Education, serving a one-year term as President. He worked on state and national commissions on curriculum and educational policy. He was also an original member of the State School Building Authority which allocated funds for capital improvement throughout the state.

He was baptized and an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Harrisville as a youth.

In 1943, he married Margaret Powell, a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church, and was himself confirmed there and was an active member and vestryman since then.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Powell Hall.

He is survived by three children, Daniel Hall, of Pleasant Hill, Calif., David Hall, of Charleston, WV, and Margaret (Peg) Hall, of Cedar Mountain, NC; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Leavitt’s Funeral Home, Parkersburg, today from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

Services will be 11:00 AM Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Larry Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Parkersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 430 Juliana St., Parkersburg, WV 26101 or to any preferred charity.

Henry Howard Jenkins

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Henry Howard Jenkins

Age 76, of Old Route 33 Weston passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown as a result of complications from an automobile accident.

He was born in Gilmer county on August 07, 1935: son of the late Howard and Lura Jenkins.

Mr. Jenkins married Lou Ann (Wade) Jenkins, who preceded him in death on January 12, 2012.


Mr. Jenkins is survived by four daughters: Staci (Alex) Blake of Anchorage, Alaska, Deloris (Billy) Hess and Marie Jenkins both of Glenville and Jennifer Starkey of Winter Haven, FL and three sons: Henry Jenkins, Jr. of Glenville and Billy (Alicia) Jenkins and Jimmy (Charlene) Jenkins both of Lewisburg. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren: Alicia, Tiffany, Chris, Amanda, Angie, Dave, Daniel, Chava and Alexis and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife Lou Ann, Henry was preceded in death by two brothers: Clarence and Glenn Jenkins and two sisters: Omie Clevenger and Opal Pyles.

Mr. Jenkins was a retired employee of Larson’s Foundry, of Akron, OH. His greatest joy was doing things with his family. He loved the outdoors, tinkering with things and trading with friends. He was the last member of his immediate family.


Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Clifford West officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Henry Howard Jenkins.

Lou Ann Jenkins

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Lou Ann Jenkins

Age 56, of 2265 Old Rt. 33, Weston passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Pickle Street due to a car accident.

She was born on October 01, 1955: daughter of the late Wade Harmin and Doris Ruth (Owings) Harmin.

On September 29, 1990 she married Henry Jenkins.

Mrs. Jenkins is survived by five daughters Stacey Blake and Alex of Alaska, Deloris Hess and Billy of Glenville, Marie Jenkins of Glenville, Jennifer Starkey of Florida, and Anna Wade of Ohio and three sons Henry Jenkins Jr. of Glenville, Billy Jenkins and Alicia of Lewisburg, and Jimmy Jenkins and Charlene of Lewisburg. Also surviving are eight grandchildren Alicia, Tiffany, Chris, Amanda, Angie, David, Daniel, Chava, and Alexis.

Mrs. Jenkins enjoyed spend time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Family were received friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston, WV on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Clifford West officiating.

Interment followed in the Peterson Cemetery, Lewis County.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lou Ann Jenkins.

Waymon Eugene “Gene” Maxson

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Waymon Eugene “Gene” Maxson

Age 85, of Berea, WV, formerly of Davis, WV, passed away January 17, 2012, at Sandy’s Personal Care Home in Pullman, WV.

He was born January 25, 1926 on Otterslide, Ritchie County, a son of the late Elva and Minnie (Jones) Maxson.

Gene retired from Monongahela Power Company with 34 years service. He graduated from Roosevelt Wilson High School in Clarksburg. Gene was a member of the IOOF, the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, all of Davis, and the South Fork Grange at Berea.

He was a U. S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, a former member of the Davis United Methodist Church where he was the Sunday School Superintendent and present member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Harrisville.

Surviving are his four sons: David Maxson (Judy) of Oklahoma City, OK, formerly of Parkersburg, Douglas Maxson (Joella) of Lexington, KY, Rev. Donald Maxson of Ravenswood and Daniel Maxson (Apryl) of Greensboro, NC; a sister Gertrude Howell of Texas; 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Betty Virginia (Cantwell) Maxson in 2007; sisters: Iris Flesher, Eva Shepler, Pearl Meeks, Olive Straley, Winifred Maxson, Elsie Bonnell and Grace Eckman and brothers: Glenn, Carlton, John and Aubrey Maxson.

Funeral services will be Monday 11:00 AM at the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Harrisville with Gene’s son, Rev. Don Maxson, officiating.

Interment will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea, with military honors provided by the Harris-Ritchie VFW Post 3554.

Visitation will be Sunday 2:00 - 5:00 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro and one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 320 East Main St., Harrisville, WV 26362 or the South Fork Grange #520, c/o Phyllis Sprout, Treasurer, Rt. 1, Box 132, Harrisville, WV 26362.

Willa Dawn Whitesel

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Willa Dawn Whitesel

of Gassaway, WV passed from this life on December 31, 2011.

Willa was a devout Baptist who loved her family, cooking, nature, games and cross-country travel. She was of generous heart, always ready to assist those needing a helping hand. With strong faith she passed with dignity and gratitude toward her caretakers. She was ready to go home to her Lord Jesus and excited to reunite with loved ones who had gone before her.

Willa was preceded in death by one son, John R. Whitesel, Jr.; one great grandson, Patrick W. Frame; one brother, one infant brother and six sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John Robert; four daughters, Sandy (Stan) Arthur of Tillamook, OR, Becky (Frank) Ward of Manassas, VA, Janetta DeOnna of State College, PA, Debbie Frame of Maysville, NC; she will be missed by her sole surviving sister, Elsie “Dot” (Howard) Raines of Normantown, WV; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service to celebrate her life was held 1:30 PM Thursday, January 05 at the Old German Community Church, Chapel, WV with Pastor Rick Hart officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery on Steer Creek.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday January 04 at the church.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

Mary Edith Jenkins

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Mary Edith Jenkins

Age 84, of Mountain, WV, died Friday, January 13, 2012, at Parkersburg, WV.

She was born May 06, 1927, at Cairo, WV, the daughter of the late Elza and Audrey Metz Mossor.

Mary Edith had been employed by the former Myles Manufacturing, Pennsboro, WV.

She had attended the Pike Church of Christ.

She had a deep love for all her animals.

She is survived by her husband, W. Burl Jenkins; one son, Gary Mossor and wife Marilyn, Mountain, WV; one daughter, Donna Owens and husband Curt, Pennsboro, WV; step grandchildren, Cynthia Gordon, Sheila Cooper, Connie Fluharty, Kathy Greathouse and Karen Shrives, one great grandchild, Dylan Gordon.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16, 2012, at 1:00 PM, from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with the Evangelist Ed Melott officiating.

Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Joseph’s Mills, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 15, 2012 and after 9:00 AM on the day of the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Ritchie County Humane Society, P.O. Box 194, Harrisville, WV, 26362.

Carol Lillian Burk Gerwig

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Carol Lillian Burk Gerwig

Age 78 of Orlando, Florida and Cedarville, West Virginia, departed this life at 12:09 AM Sunday, January 08, 2012 in Florida Hospital, Altamonte Springs FL, following an extended illness.

She was born September 24, 1933 in Gilmer County, daughter of the late Frank W. and Mary Wilson Burk.

Mrs. Gerwig was a homemaker and mother, she loved volunteering at her resort in Florida, she was a member of the Red Hat Society.

She was a member of the Burk United Methodist Church at Cedarville.

On March 31, 1951 she was united in marriage to Paul James Gerwig, who preceded her in death on September 17, 2001.

Surviving are; (5 children) Frank G. Gerwig and wife Linda of Cumberland Maryland, William P. Gerwig and wife Vonda of Orlando Florida, Larry D. Gerwig and wife Vicki of Cedarville West Virginia, Diane C. Powers and husband Michael of Orlando FL, Michael J. Gerwig and wife Kyong of Orlando FL, (7 Grandchildren) Rachael Bingham, Brandon, Aaron, Shane,  and Jerod Gerwig, and Tess and Jason Powers. There are 14 great grandchildren also surviving.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Glenville, West Virginia at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 14, 2012, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Burnsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM before the funeral hour at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Carol L. Gerwig with arrangements.

Penny Lynn Rush

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Penny Lynn Rush

She passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 at her home in Frametown, WV at the age of 54.

She was born on July 14, 1957 in Milton, WV a daughter of the late Allie Estep and Mary Spurlock.

She is survived and very much loved by husband, Robert Rush; his brother, Allen “Bubbles” Rush; son, Dwaine Fetty; daughter, Sallie Chapman; brothers, Dwaine Estep and his wife, Karen, JimBob Estep and his wife, Kathy, Michael McKinney and his wife, Vannie; sister, Peggy Hinkle and her husband, Klaus; as well as five grandkids, Cole Spurlock, Makaila Chapman, Aaron Chapman, John Fetty, Sherridan Fetty and great grandson, Jamie Spurlock.

Service was 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 21 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Robey Godfrey officiating.

Friends called one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Autis Blaine Means

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Autis Blaine Means

Age 81 of Lubeck, passed away December 29, 2011, at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born at Weston, WV a son of the late James Garfield Means and Reba Grace (McBride) Means.

Blaine was a retired Millwright with Local 5668 and worked for Century Aluminum, formerly Kaiser Aluminum. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran, serving 1947 to 1950. Blaine achieved the Lifetime Endowment of the National Rifle Association and a Lifetime member of the National Knife Collectors Association.

Surviving is his loving wife of 59 years, Fae (Warren) Means, three daughters: Reba Robinson (Rex) of Coolville, Elaine Corcovilos (Rick) of Ravenswood and Roberta “Bert” Greene of Vienna, brother Charles Means of Lorraine, Ohio; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson Ernest Warren; two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be Saturday 2:00 PM at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastor Bill Thomas officiating.

Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be today, 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to Amedysis Hospice 417 Grand Park Drive Suite 206, Parkersburg, WV 26105.

Lane Bush Nutter

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Lane Bush Nutter

Age 88, of Cox’s Mills, passed peacefully to Heaven to be with the Lord on December 26, 2011, after an extended illness.

He will join his beloved father, L. Blaine Nutter; his mother, Tracy B. Nutter; his sister, Laurel Britton; and many family and friends whom he never forgot, which preceded him in death.

Lane leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Eunice R. Nutter; as well as two nieces and numerous cousins. In addition, Lane leaves behind many friends whose lives are a little more blessed to have been able to know Lane and call him a friend.

Lane loved horses, mules and his chewing tobacco. He had a memory as sharp as a tack and could recall a name, date or an event without thinking twice. He always had a twinkle in his eye and an open door for conversation. Lane was proud of the fact that he worked for approximately nine years for Loretta Lynn on her “Dude Ranch” in Tennessee. Lane always enjoyed home cooked food, a good garden and a good joke. He was a simple man and gentleman and will be sorely missed.

At his own request, services will be at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, Friday, December 30, 2011, at 1:00 PM with Pastor Joseph Scaly officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4:30 – 8:00 PM and Friday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with burial to follow at the Trinity Cemetery located behind his homestead on Stone Lick Road, Gilmer County.

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