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Carl G. Scott

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Carl G. Scott

Age 83, of Richmond, OH, passed away February 06, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA due to complications from a fall on the ice.

He was born on June 30, 1931, in Braxton County, WV, a son of the late Robert J. and Nelia (Perrine) Scott.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou (Hall) Scott who passed away on August 20, 2006; sister, Wilma Starmer; and brother, Jack Scott.

He retired from Weirton Steel and was a member of Weirton Steel employee 25-year club.

Carl attended the Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, Winterville.

He was a lifetime member of Steubenville Rifle and Pistol Club and a member of the Unionport Masonic Lodge 333, IOOF, NRA, and Jefferson County Farm Bureau.

He enjoyed spending time with his friends at Prime Time in Richmond, OH.

He is survived by his children, Cheryl (LeRoy) Hoover of Virginia Beach, VA, David (Sheila) Scott of New Philadelphia, OH, and Lisa Breuer of Sachse, TX; grandchildren, Mark (Joy) Hoover, Shawn Hoover, Grad and Cindy Scott, Natalie (Dylan) Demas, Louann Wells, Evie (Justin) Firm, and Adriana Breuer; great-grandchildren , Ryan Hoover, Daria and Nathan Scott, Grayson Demas, Alexis Wells, Lance and Melanie Firm; sister, Wanda Moore; and brother, Buddy (Gloria) Scott.

Friends were received on Sunday from 3-5 PM at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 685 Canton Road, Wintersville, where funeral services followed at 1 PM on Monday.

Masonic services were held at 3 PM on Sunday.

Burial followed at Ft. Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville.

Phyllis Jean Blazer

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Phyllis Jean Blazer

Age 76, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away at the Eagle Pointe Nursing and Rehab, on February 23, 2015, of cancer.

She was born in Gassaway, WV, on November 26, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Ernest E Jr.. and Mary Magadelen Ours Johnson.

She was a member of the Belpre Church of Christ.

Her life was making sure that her children and grandchildren were taken care of.

Survivors include her two daughters, Teresa Parsons of Belpre, and Lisa (Steve) Goodwin of Parkersburg; her grandchildren, Matthew and Michael Parsons, Brittany and Brent West, and Josh and Jordan Goodwin; her great-grandchildren, Karson Parsons and Drayden Harris; her brother, Robert (Gwen) Johnson of North Carolina; a niece, Debbie Reebenaker; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, V. Howard Blazer; her parents; and a brother, Ronnie Johnson.

Services will be 11 AM, Friday, February 27, at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Ron Laughery officiating.

Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 6-8 PM, Thursday, February 26, at the funeral home.

Helene Yvonne Dodd

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Helene Yvonne Dodd

Age 62, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life, unexpectedly on Monday, February 23, 2015, at her residence.

Helene was born December 02, 1952, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of the late Charles Brady and Oma (Boyce) DeBrular.

For the last nine years, Helene served as a booking clerk at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County. She was a proud graduate of Doddridge County High School with the class of 1971. After high school, in 1973, she and her husband Ronnie moved to Weirton, WV, while he was employed in the steel mills. While in Weirton, she was active in the Brooke High School athletic boosters. They moved back to Ritchie County in 2002, and later in July of 2005, she became the co-owner and operator of Dodd’s Sporting Goods in Ellenboro, WV.

She was a charter member of the restructured Ritchie County Fairgrounds, Inc. and she served on the nominating committee for the Board of Directors. She was also an active member of the Parkersburg Moose Lodge #1118 for the last 15 years, and she greatly enjoyed making crafts, traveling, and shopping.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Ronnie Dodd; sons, Ronnie Lee Dodd II of Weirton, WV, and Darren Dodd (Danielle) of Pennsboro, WV (Tollgate Community); grandson, Dylan Dodd of Pennsboro, WV (Tollgate Community); her triplet sisters, Eileen Barker (Roger) of Pennsboro, WV, and Irene Cunningham (Buck) of Harrisville, WV; aunt, Lorraine DeBrular of Weston, WV; her little girl, Gaby; nephews, Charles Hinton of South Carolina, Mike Hinton of Cairo, WV, and Mikey West of Pennsboro, WV (Tollgate Community); along with several other nieces and nephews.

She also leaves behind her brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Kathy Dodd of Pennsboro, WV, Charles and Teresa Dodd of Ellenboro, WV, Fayetta and Ed Wilson of Pennsboro, WV, Connie Reel of Rupert, WV, Sherry and Leslie Hinton of Ellenboro, WV, Randy and Ruthie Seese of Ellenboro, WV, Tammy Leggett and Gary Fury of Pennsboro, WV, and Melissa and Emilio Veltri of Proctorville, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Britton; brother, James DeBrular; nephew, David DeBrular; brother and sister-in-law, Buck and Joanne Brent; and her father and mother-in-law, Homer and Genevieve Dodd.

Graveside services will be 11 AM, Thursday, February 26, at the Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation for Helene were from 3-8 PM Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV.

TOWN OF SAND FORK VETERAN’S MEMORIAL

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THE TOWN OF SAND FORK WOULD LIKE TO INSTALL A THIRD PLAQUE ON OUR

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL WALL FOR BOTH GILMER COUNTY AND SAND FORK AREA

VETERANS …. …

TO DO THIS WE NEED YOUR HELP…. … ADDITIONAL NAMES ARE NEEDED TO FILL

THE PLAQUES….. 52 NAMES MAKE A FULL PLAQUE…


OUR ORIGINAL PLANS WERE TO INSTALL THE NEXT PLAQUES ON VETERANS DAY

2014, HOWEVER TO DATE WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ENOUGH NAMES TO FILL THE

PLAQUES AND THE ORDER FOR THE GRANITE PLAQUES MUST BE PLACED 3 MONTHS

IN ADVANCE TO ALLOW TIME TO HAVE THEM IN STOCK AND ENGRAVED …WE ARE NOW

LOOKING AT MEMORIAL DAY 2015.


IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER, FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR YOU WISH TO HONOR THIS

WOULD BE A VERY SPECIAL WAY TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION FOR THEIR

SERVICE…DONATION OF $20.00 PER NAME IS REQUESTED, APPLICATION FORMS ARE

AVAILABLE AT SAND FORK POST OFFICE, PICK ONE UP FROM ANY TOWN COUNCIL

MEMBER OR AT   GILMER COUNTY SENIOR CENTER…..


QUESTIONS CONTACT ANY TOWN COUNCIL MEMBER OR CALL THE OFFICE AND LEAVE

A MESSAGE 304.804.2177 AND SOMEONE WILL CONTACT YOU

Ruby Miller

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Ruby Miller

Age 83, of Glenville, WV, departed this life in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Genesis Health Care Center, following an extended illness.

Born April 14, 1931 in Gilmer County, WV daughter of the late Walter C. and Lizzie S. Smith Ball.

Ruby was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She loved to spend time with family and friends, and relaxing on the porch.

On August 14, 1960, she was united in marriage to Ronald Clay Miller who survives in Glenville.

Surviving are 2 children, Elizabeth Justice of Burnsville, and Walter Miller of Burnsville. 5 grandchildren, Rose Freeman and husband Scott of Weston, Travis Justice of Weston, Carl Justice of Burnsville, Timothy Hicks and wife Jadale of North Dakota, and Tyler Hicks of Parkersburg, 7 great grandchildren, Sean, Zachary, Taylor and Scotty Freeman of Weston, and Jadelynn, Carley, and Trenton Hicks of North Dakota, and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by 1 son, Vernon G. Miller, 1 grandson, Larry Brooks Justice, and 9 siblings, Paul, Robert, Clyde, and Arthur Ball, Mearl Vankirk, Bernice Barton, Florence McCumbers, Sylvia Hardway, and Ellen Ball.

Ruby’s request for Cremation has been honored and the family will have a Memorial Service at a later date.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Ruby Miller with arrangements.

Susie Francine McMorrow Cutlip

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Susie Francine McMorrow Cutlip

Age 93, of Gassaway, WV, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015.

She was born January 23, 1922 in Braxton County, WV to the late Charles Delph McMorrow and Ocie Blanche Carr McMorrow.

She was a member of the Frametown United Methodist Church.

She was also a member of Braxton County Extension Homemakers and Braxton County Senior Citizens.

Francine was a skillful homemaker who spent many hours canning delightful vegetables, jellies and sauces but was best known for her dill pickles. She also appreciated gardening and quilting. Francine was an inspirational and generous person who was always willing to share the fruits of her labors. She will be dearly missed by her family, neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved son Stephen E. Cutlip; brother, Eugene and sisters, Delphine, Maxine and Evaline.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years Charles A. “Spanky” Cutlip, of Gassaway, WV; brothers, Russell (Les) of Georgia and Bill (Marty) of Ohio; son, David Cutlip (Judy) of Gassaway, WV; daughter, Sue Wymer (Ed) of Strasburg, VA; daughter-in-law, Kathy Cutlip of Exchange, WV; grandchildren, Jackie Speiden (Robert) of Wardensville, WV; Nikki Taylor (Paul) of Strasburg, VA; Russell Wymer (Bridget) of Strasburg, VA; Sarah Bailey (Ross) of Morgantown, WV and Jennifer King (John) of Walker, WV. She is also survived by 6 great-grandchildren, Timmy and Riley McDonald, Corey Peer, Reese Taylor, Julianna Bailey and Caroline King and great-great grandchildren Jackson and Hayden McDonald.

Service will be 2 PM Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with the Rev. Johnny Conrad officiating.

Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends may call three hours prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to Gassaway Depot Fund, P.O. Box 147, Gassaway, WV 26624.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Delmas Clide Nottingham Sr.

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Delmas Clide Nottingham Sr.

Age 71, of Gassaway, WV went home to be with the Lord on February 20, 2015 after a long illness.

He was born March 22, 1943 at Strange Creek, WV a son of the late Holly Dae Nottingham and Mamie Mae Hall Nottingham Gravier.

He is survived by Barbara Jarvis Nottingham; sons, Delmas C. Nottingham II of Gassaway, Justin Nottingham (Kylie) of Frametown and Rick Nottingham (Allecia) of Rittman, OH; brothers, Lanty Nottingham of Temperance, Michigan, Darrell Nottingham of Strange Creek, Mike Nottingham of Frametown and Gary Nottingham of Duck; sisters, Susan Botkins of Bryan, OH and Jeannie Dawson of Duck; one granddaughter, Ashlee Acker; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends, including Jud Bailey of Gassaway.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by brothers, Clarence, Carl, Darrius, Holly Jr., and Gale.

The family apologizes for the unintentional oversight of names not mentioned.

Delmas loved and was loved by many people.

Service will be 11 AM Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Allen Legg officiating.

Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Allan Shade Butler

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Allan Shade Butler

Age 61, of Linn, WV, went to be with the Lord on February 17, 2015.

He was born on December 18, 1953 in North Carolina to the late Shade and Frances (Kinlew) Butler.

Allan is also preceded in death by his sister, Dianne Butler.

Those left to honor his memory are sons, Erik Butler of Sand Fork, WV and Zack Butler of Oviedo, FL; daughter, Beverly McHenry and husband Doug of Sand Fork, WV; grandchildren, Cameron McHenry, Ava McHenry, Micah Butler, Noah Butler and Brittney, Jeffrey, and Ethyn Miller. Also surviving are brothers, Alex Butler of Chadbourn, NC, Anthony Butler of Chadbourn, NC and Dennis Butler of FL.

Allan was a carpenter by trade. He was a free spirit and loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed classic rock music; his favorite band was Steppenwolf. He loved to grill out with family, loved to dance and always loved to have a good time.

At Allan’s request, his body will be cremated.

No public visitation will be held.

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods is honored to be serving the Butler Family.

Margaret Jane Brown Cooper

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Margaret Jane Brown Cooper

Age 96, of Court Ave. Weston, WV passed away at 11:45 PM on Thursday February 19, 2015 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following a stroke.

She was born in Weston, WV on April 27, 1918 a daughter of the late David Edward Brown and Lulu Roe Brown.

On September 03, 1960 she married Richard Jackson Cooper and they celebrated 44 years of marriage before his passing on March 03, 2004.

She is survived by one daughter, Jerry Fitzpatrick of Vadis Rd; two grandchildren: Jane Horn and husband Robert of McCanns Run, and Mark Fitzpatrick of Waldeck; great grandson, Bobby Joe Horn; nephew, Glenn Brown and wife Audrey of Weston, niece, Vicki Keefer of Ripley; great nephews: Brent Keefer of Ripley and David Brown of FL; great niece, Kerri Keefer of Lexington KY; and Thomas Cooper, her beloved cat.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Lynn and Glenn Brown Sr..

Margaret graduated from Weston High School with the Class of 1937. She attended WV Business College and Perry Business College and went on to work with her husband, R.J. Cooper, in their CPA Office in Weston, serving the community for over 40 years.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, VFW #573 Ladies Auxiliary, and past State President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW from 1975-1976.

Friends and family will gather to celebrate Margaret’s long productive life at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 12-2 PM on Sunday February 22, 2015.

Funeral Services will follow at 2 PM from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Father John Valentine officiating.

Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery in Jane Lew.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Margaret Jane Brown Cooper.

Betty E. Hatfield

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Betty E. Hatfield

Age 90, of Harrisville, WV went to be with the Lord on February 17, 2015, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont.

She was born October 09, 1924, at Parkersburg, WV the daughter of the late Merlin and Lillian Smith Byrd.

Betty graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School and Morris Harvey College in Charleston, WV. She was the bookkeeper for her husband’s medical practice in Harrisville for 30 years.

She was an active member of The Harrisville Baptist Church where she had been a member for 61 years, and held numerous positions.

Mrs. Hatfield is survived by her husband of 69 years, Dr. Asel P. Hatfield; children, Keith A. Hatfield (Mary) of Jacksonville, FL, Richard G. Hatfield of Harrisville, Robert M. Hatfield (Marge) of St. Augustine, FL, Kathy E. Hatfield of Harrisville, and John A. Hatfield (Brenda) of Harrisville; grandchildren, Travis Hatfield and Rebecca Bartlett (Patrick); great-granddaughter, Jaiden Bartlett; and brother, Richard Byrd of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Byrd; and daughter-in-law, Tammy Hatfield.

Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Monday February 23, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Bobby Perine officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 PM, Sunday, February 22, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to Harrisville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 193, Harrisville, WV, 26362.

Martha Ann Hiney

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Martha Ann Hiney

Age 96, of Hiney Hill Road, Linn, WV, departed this life on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Genesis Health Care Center, Glenville, following an extended illness.

Born July 04, 1918 in Braxton County, WV, Martha was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Elma Opal Spore Exline.

Martha was a homemaker and Methodist by faith. She was always known as a sweet caring women and an amazing cook. Martha loved gardening, flowers, cooking, Bible study, spending time with family and friends, and the hard work and pleasure of farm life.

On August 17, 1941 she was united in marriage to Russell Hiney, who preceded her in death on November 03, 2002. Martha and Russell had 61 wonderful years together.

Surviving is 1 daughter, Lauretta Joan Massey and husband Lawrence of Canton, Michigan; and 1 grandson, Richard Lee Wagner and companion Gary Moy of Reseda, California; 1 sister, Anna Mae Robinson of Buckhannon WV, 1 sister-in-law, Cora (Exline) Irby of Nutter Fort; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband and parents, Martha was preceded in death by 1 sister Cora (Exline) Linger; 3 brothers, James, William and Eugene Exline; and 2 half brothers, Grant and Edward Exline.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 24, 2015 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hiney Cemetery on Hiney Hill Road, Linn, WV.

Friends and family may call from 5-7 PM Monday night at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Martha Ann Hiney with arrangements.

Betty E. Hatfield

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Betty E. Hatfield

Age 90, of Harrisville, WV, went to be with the Lord on February 17, 2015, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont.

She was born October 09, 1924, at Parkersburg, WV the daughter of the late Merlin and Lillian Smith Byrd.

Betty graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School and Morris Harvey College in Charleston, WV. She was the bookkeeper for her husband’s medical practice in Harrisville for 30 years.

She was an active member of The Harrisville Baptist Church where she had been a member for 61 years, and held numerous positions.

Mrs. Hatfield is survived by her husband of 69 years, Dr. Asel P. Hatfield; children, Keith A. Hatfield (Mary) of Jacksonville, FL, Richard G. Hatfield of Harrisville, Robert M. Hatfield (Marge) of St. Augustine, FL, Kathy E. Hatfield of Harrisville, and John A. Hatfield (Brenda) of Harrisville; grandchildren, Travis Hatfield and Rebecca Bartlett (Patrick); great-granddaughter, Jaiden Bartlett; and brother, Richard Byrd of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Byrd; and daughter-in-law, Tammy Hatfield.

Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Monday February 23, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Bobby Perine officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 PM, Sunday, February 22, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to Harrisville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 193, Harrisville, WV, 26362.

Lois L. Rexroad

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Lois L. Rexroad

Age 77, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away at her home on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Lois was born in Gassaway, West Virginia on March 20, 1937 to parents Clarence and Daisy Duelley.

Lois was retired but enjoyed her time working as a cook at Yesterday Bar and Grill and Eagle Truck Stop in Streetsboro. She had also worked at BF Goodrich and Kenney Shoe Factory when she was in West Virginia. Lois was a true sportsman. She loved fishing and hunting. She also enjoyed gardening. Lois enjoyed participating in the Streetsboro’s Gun Club Turkey Shoot and bowling at Twin Star.

Lois is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald Rexroad and her children: Donald Lee Rexroad, Loretta (David Boggs) Kent and Ronald (Barbara) Rexroad. Surviving also are her grandchildren: Adam Rexroad, John McKelvey, Ashley (Matt) McKelvey-Mott, Vanessa (Matt Pidgeon) Horst, Tessa M. (Dan) Michaels, Corissa L Hurst, Jennifer Rexroad and 7 great-grandchildren. She also leaves special member of the family Christy Levering.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, son Doran Jay Rexroad and her 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

Friends were received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna on Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM where funeral services were held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Pastor David Ballert officiating. Burial at Maple Grove Cemetery took place at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Lois’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Chen and the staff of Crossroads Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.

Timothy Ward Owings

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Timothy Ward Owings

Age 55, of Pennsboro, WV, Beech Grove Community, unexpectedly departed this life on Sunday, February, 15, 2015, at the family residence.

Tim was born on January 25, 1960, in Baltimore, MD, the son of Martha “Marty” Owings of Pennsboro, WV, Beech Grove Community, and the late Howard “Bud” Owings.

He graduated from Hereford High School in Hereford, MD, with the class of 1978. Tim worked in construction for many years up to the time of his death.

He was associated with the Pennsboro United Methodist Church.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, David Owings (Ann) of Fallon, NV, and Peter Owings (Lucia) of Brooklyn, NY; daughter, Erika Ward (Dustin) of Ritchie County; son, Alexander Owings (Cortney) of Warner-Robbins AFB in Georgia; granddaughter, Lorelai Ward; grandson, Landon Owings; nieces, Amber Owings of Sparks, MD, and Adel and Abigail Owings of Fallon, NV.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Mark Owings.

A memorial service for Tim will be held at a future date at the convenience of the family.

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

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