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Arthur “Lucky” Marks

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Arthur “Lucky” Marks

Age 61, of Gassaway, WV, passed June 17, 2013 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

Surviving; wife, Jeanette Barker Marks; children, Michael Marks, Timothy Marks and Melissa Marks; Grandson, Timothy Marks II.

Graveside service will be 2:15 PM Friday, June 21, 2013 at Fairview Cemetery, Chapel with Pastor Jim Criner officiating.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

James Robert Payne

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James Robert Payne

Age 87, passed away early June 16, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center General Division.

He was born October 24, 1925, and raised in Cairo, WV (Ritchie County), the son of the late Harry and Mabel Payne.

Bob graduated from Cairo High School in 1943, and Marietta College in 1949. He served three years in the Army before college in the 289th Battalion. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge, earned sergeant’s stripes and was awarded the Purple Heart. He married in 1950 after finding employment as a chemist at Union Carbide from which he retired in 1990. Bob was an avid fisherman and hunter, especially deer hunting. He closely followed the Mountaineers football program. He also enjoyed bridge and golf.

He is survived by his son, William H. Payne of Charleston, WV.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Kurtz Payne; brother, William B. Payne; sister, Pauline S. Zinn; and son, Brian K. Payne.

As were his wishes, Bob’s remains were donated to the WVU Human Gift Registry.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Bob requested contributions be made to the Cairo Alumni Scholarship Fund. Checks made payable to the Cairo Alumni Scholarship/PACF, and sent to Cairo Alumni Scholarship/Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 363, Cairo, WV 26337.

Richard Daniel Karp

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Richard Daniel Karp

Age 93, of Horner, WV passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in the United Hospital Center of Bridgeport following a brief illness.

He was born in Tiffin, OH on March 19, 1920: son of the late Francis Albert Karp and Olive Loretta (Harnish) Karp.

On September 12, 1942, he married Mary Virginia (Baker) Karp, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Karp is survived by one daughter: Mary Ann (Arnold) Rubin of Roanoke, VA and one grandchild: Kara Young. He is also survived by one brother: James Patrick “Pat” Karp of Horner and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife: Mary Virginia, Mr. Karp was preceded in death by one grandson: Zachary Young, two brothers: Thomas Francis Karp and Raymond Joseph Karp and one sister: Yvonne Marie Hamilton.

Mr. Karp was a retired machinist with Timpkin Roller Bearing Company of Canton, OH. He was a graduate of St. Patrick High School and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church both of Weston. He was also a member of the Knight of Columbus. Mr. Karp was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WW II.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 6-8 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM from St. Patrick Catholic Church with Rev. J. Stephen Vallelonga as celebrant.

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

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

A Prayer Service will be conducted at 7 PM on Tuesday evening from the funeral home chapel.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Richard Daniel Karp.

Larman E. Singleton

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Larman E. Singleton

Age 71, of Chapel, WV passed away June 17, 2013 at the Concord Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.

He was a retired coal miner for Fola Coal Co.

He was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Barbara Westfall Singleton; parents, Lon and Pauline Singleton; sister, Katherine Miller.

He is survived by wife, Irene Long Singleton; daughters, Lora Singleton and Robyn Skidmore and husband, Ryan of Chapel; son, Jeffrey Singleton and wife, Brenda of Gassaway; four grandchildren, Kaylee Marie Stout and husband, Scottie, Caleb, Caden and Carson Skidmore.

Service will be 11 AM Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Chapel. Friends may call from 6 to 9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Thelma Louise Schoolcraft

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Thelma Louise Schoolcraft

Age 79, of Gassaway, WV, passed away on June 14, 2013 after a long illness.

She was born on April 14, 1934, the daughter of the late Bailey B. and Mabel B. Friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Hartsel and Holly Friend and her husband Arthur L. Schoolcraft.

She was the loving mother of her only son, H.R. (Randy) Cogar of Gassaway.

In addition to her son, she is survived by her daughter-in-law Rebecca Cogar of Gassaway, grandson Andrew Cogar and wife Jennifer of Bridgeport, WV and great-grandchildren Abigail, Jackson and Austin Cogar. She also leaves a sister, Hallie Harrison of Gassaway and niece, Judy Hacker.

A gathering of friends will be held June 18 from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

A brief memorial service will follow at 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Braxton County Senior Center, 33 Senior Drive, Sutton, WV 26601.

Mary Joann Kesling

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Mary Joann Kesling

Age 60 of Gassaway, WV died at the Hubbard house June 13, 2013.

She was a Protestant by faith.

She had a lawn care service. She is survived by sons, Gilbert of Gassaway, Jay of Buckhannon; daughter, Barbara Carpenter of Gassaway; sisters, Louise Goodson of Gassaway, Lillie Setter and Lola Schoonmaker of Fairmont, Marsha Frame of Morgantown; brothers, Earl and Ed Rohrbough of Riffle, Jerry Rohrbough of Gassaway, George Rohrbough of Cedar Creek, Texas; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband, Kenney Kesling; brothers John Rohrbough, Bernard Rohrbough, and Otis Rohrbough; sisters Kathleen Rohrbough and Lillian Bostic.

Services will be Tuesday 11:00 AM June 18, 2013 at the Richard Roach Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill Carr officiating.

Burial will be in the Kesling Family Cemetery Gassaway, WV.

Friends may call from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Monday at the Richard M. Roach Funeral Home.

David Smith

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David Smith

Age 80, of Macksburg, Ohio, died Thursday (June 13, 2013) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born November 27, 1932, in Grantsville, WV, son of the late Hill and Clair Gainer Smith.

He was a United States Army veteran, having served from 1951 to 1953, and he was employed as a truck driver.

Mr. Smith attended the Macksburg United Methodist Church, and he enjoyed going to flea markets and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Herman Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Louella (Peg) Travis Smith, whom he married May 15, 1954; one daughter, Janet Evans; one son, Mark (Karen) Smith; three sisters, Helen Stack, Joan (Don) Cunningham, and Phyllis Mincks; one brother, Gerald Smith; his grandchildren, Angela (Jason) Wriston, David Evans, Jeff (Lyric) Smith, and Kristy (Brian) Weaver; his great-grandchildren, Randy (Crystal) Evans and Kaleene Jett; one step-grandson, Cody Wriston; his great-great-grandchildren, Chandler Evans, and Zoey and Logan Evans; one nephew he visited daily, Jerry Stack; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends called Sunday, June 16, 2013, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Mcvay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East St., Caldwell, where the funeral will be observed Monday (June 17) at 11:00 AM with Ken Perkins officiating.

Burial will follow at Lund Cemetery in Macksburg, Ohio.

Emerson Dean Stoneking

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Emerson Dean Stoneking

Age 87, of Parkersburg, WV, went to be with his Lord, after an extended illness, on June 15, 2013.

He was born in Braxton County, WV, a son of the late Forney Patrick and Edna Lenora (Rhodes) Stoneking.

He was a semi-truck driver for over 20 years, during which time he worked for Cook Motorlines, Ezor Express and Criss Concrete. He had been a member of Local 1975 Labor Union and Teamster Union. He sold life insurance for Equitable and Kemper Life.

He was a charter member of Broadway Church of the Nazarene where he was very active in the bus ministry, a Sunday school teacher and a part-time song leader.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary “Jo” (Hill) Stoneking; two sons, Lloyd Stoneking (Ana) and Timothy Dean Stoneking (Lois), all of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Lynnette, Aaron, Sydney and Casey Stoneking; three great-grandchildren, Morgan, Kirsten and Zoe Stoneking; and a brother, Denzil Stoneking of Parkersburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven Stoneking; four brothers, Victor, Harold, Hayward and the Rev. Paul Stoneking; and a sister, Helen Kilgore.

Services will be 11 AM Wednesday at Broadway Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Dan Meek officiating.

Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM.

Virginia L. Schiefer

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Virginia L. Schiefer

Age 90, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

She was born on October 25, 1922 at Bonnie, West Virginia, the eldest daughter of Bruce and Mary (Cutlip) Loyd.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Frank E. Schiefer, her brother George Bailey Lloyd, and her two sisters Barbara E. James and Mary Frances Loyd.

Virginia is survived by her six children all of Braxton County, WV; Ann (John) Harrison, Christine (William “Dub”) Ferrell, Sue Lancaster, Frank (Oneda) Schiefer, Jr., William (Glenadine) Schiefer, and John Bailey (Susan) Schiefer; and her twelve grandchildren, Carol (Steve) Lentz of Hilliard, Ohio, Beth (Jon) Carden of Carlinville, Indiana, Doug (Leslie) Harrison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bryan (Tracey) Ferrell of Lynchburg, Virginia, Maresa (Tim) Frame of Flatwoods, Jefferson (Cindy) Wyne of Sutton, Andrew (Shannon) Wyne of Sutton, Joel Lancaster of Gassaway, Nature Schiefer of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Frank (Alexis) Schiefer, Ill of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Marcy (Mickey) Skeens of Gassaway, Jennifer (Tyson) Colvin of Beckley; and 25 great-grandchildren. Virginia thoroughly enjoyed having family gatherings with all her children, their spouses, grandchildren and spouses and great-grandchildren around her.

She especially loved babies and young children and was greatly amused by them. She had a great desire for her children to pursue an education and always encouraged them to do their best in whatever they undertook in life. She believed in commitment to marriage and instilled that belief in her children as well. She was an avid quilter and found great satisfaction in creating hand-stitched works of art.

She enjoyed making each grandchild a double wedding ring quilt as a wedding gift. Each of her 25 great-grandchildren received a hand made crib quilt at birth. Over the past 40 years Virginia made over 80 hand made quilts for the WV Academy of Family Physicians and the Family Medicine Foundation of VVV to raise funds at statewide conferences for scholarships for medical students who would stay in WV and practice in family medicine. Virginia enjoyed volunteering at the Braxton Health Care Center nursing home for many years until she was 85 years old. She was also a member of the Braxton County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Friends may call at Gassaway Baptist Church, 403 Elk Street in Gassaway from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday evening.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday at Gassaway Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Stump officiating.

Burial will be at the Fisher Cemetery in Flatwoods.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to your church or favorite charity.

Richard M. Roach Funeral Home of Gassaway is in charge of arrangements.

Russell J. “Rusty” Lipscomb

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Russell J. “Rusty” Lipscomb

Age 50, of Central Station community, West Union, WV departed this life on Thursday, June 13, 2013 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born February 23, 1963 a son of the late Russell Eugene and Ruby Faye Riffle Lipscomb.

On October 31, 2009 he married Kate Bissonette who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Zoe Elizabeth Lipscomb, Kyrie Marie Lipscomb, Ruby Carleen Lipscomb, all at home, ten sons, Russell Eugene Lipscomb, Greenwood, Damien Ross Lipscomb, West Union, Nicholas Allen Lowther, Seattle , WA, Shawn Mitchell Lowther, Morgantown, John Daniel Kirker, West Union, Paul Michael Gaskins, at home, Thomas Aaron Gaskins, Big Flint, Maxwell Noble Lipscomb, Lucas James Long and Charles Gabriel Long, all at home,six grandchildren, two sisters, Doris Melott, Central Station and Glenda Melott, Central Station and one brother, Joseph Lipscomb, Stonewood.

“Rusty” had been employed for over 25 years at the WV Department of Highways as a heavy equipment operator. He was very mechanical and loved working on vehicles.

A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Lipscomb family.

Judy Kathleen Park

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Judy Kathleen Park

Age 98, passed away peacefully in her home in Big Bend, WV (Calhoun County) on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

One of 11 children, she was born to Walter and Luella Carpenter Carper on September 09, 1914 in Kester, West Virginia.

Judy and her family moved to Akron, Ohio in 1949 and lived there for many years. She then retired and moved back to Sand Ridge, WV in 1977.

She loved her kids and grandkids and also loved wildlife, especially birds.

Judy is lovingly survived by her daughters, Barbara Johnson of Sand Ridge, Sue Richards of Big Bend, and Darlene Hayes of Ravenna, Ohio; a son, Roy Roberts of Kingman, Arizona; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer J. Roberts of Sand Ridge; her second husband, Charles Park of Elizabeth, West Virginia; and two sons, Bobbie Roberts of Akron, Ohio and James Roberts of Kingman. Judy, who was the youngest of 11 children, was also preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Her family wishes to thank all of the home health care workers and the nurses at Minnie Hamilton Hospital who took great care of her.

Service will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, West Virginia.

Burial will follow in the Sand Ridge Cemetery.

Visiting is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Wanda Mae Waugh

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Wanda Mae Waugh

Age 75, of 72 US Highway 19 S Weston, WV passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2013 in Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown following a brief illness.

She was born in Copen, WV on October 03, 1937: daughter of the late Worley Steele and Arlie (Sumpter) Steele.

She married Russell “Bob” Waugh, who preceded her in death in April of 1998.

Mrs. Waugh is survived by two sons: Robert G. Waugh and wife Brandi and Stanley G. Waugh both of Weston, 4 grandchildren: Crystal Sears, Gregory Robinson, Michael Monett and Robert “Gavin” Waugh and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers: Shirley Steele of Anmoore and Willard “Sonny” Steele of Ohio, one sister: Gentalee Blake of Kingwood and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband Bob, Wanda was preceded in death by two brothers: Duark and Mason Steele and two sisters: Reva Butcher and Manoka “Edith” Hinzman.
Mrs. Waugh was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Wanda loved kids and spent a lot of time baby sitting over the years.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 5-8 PM.

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

Interment will follow services in the Friendship Cemetery of Jane Lew, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Wanda Mae Waugh.

Ricky A. Lamb

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Ricky A. Lamb

Age 61, of Craig Street, Weston, WV, passed away at 9:04 AM Wednesday June 12, 2013 at his residence, following an extended illness.

He was born in Weston, WV on July 17, 1951, a son of the late Clarence Edward “Doc” Lamb who passed away in 1998 and Mamie Madalene Sprouse Lamb, who survives in Weston.

He is also survived by one son, Chad Allen Lamb of Weston, two grandchildren: Joshua and Cody Lamb and two step-grandchildren Kayla and Skyla Rose; one sister, Debbie McVay and husband, Bill of Horner; one brother, David Lamb and wife Diana of Weston; companion, Robin Manning Lamb of Weston; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved Siamese, Baby Cat.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Gloria Jean Walker and one brother, Steven Lamb.

Ricky was employed by Wm. R Sharp Hospital in Weston, as a Health Service Worker and retired with 20 years of service. He was an honored veteran of the United States Marine Corp., an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and a golfing and fishing enthusiast. Most of all, he loved helping his mom and playing with his grandchildren.

Ricky’s request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private Celebration of Life Graveside Service at Rock Grove Cemetery at a later date.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service of 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the Lamb family.

Dorothy Ann Burns Freeman

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Dorothy Ann Burns Freeman

Age 70, went home to be with the lord, on June 12, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, after battling heart failure for eight years.

She was a 30 year resident of West Union, WV.

She was born February 06, 1943, in Nashville, TN, the daughter of the late Charles Robert Burns, who was a explosive specialist for dams and mines and Freda Ann Gupton Burns, Golconda, IL.

After graduating from Martins Ferry High School in 1961, she excelled at all her jobs, nanny, nursing home aide, cook, supervisor at Bobbie Brooks Clothing Store, Head Start teacher where she was promoted to supervisor, worked hard for United Summit Center and was promoted to program manager/ supervisor. Her greatest joys in life were taking care of her family, serving in the Crimson River Baptist Church as treasure, volunteering as a Emergency Medical Technician and training director for Doddridge County, Sunday School teacher and helping others in need. She loved her family, friends and co-workers.

Ann Freeman was the oldest child of six children; she is survived by two brothers, David Burns (Bridgette) and John Burns (Lesia); two sisters, Wanda Schnake (Tom), and Joni Therber (Michael); Husband, Walter Ray Freeman whom she married on March 31, 1964; two daughters, Dee Ann Freeman Parsons (Jeff Henderson), Grafton, WV and Dru Carol Fittro (Joseph), Lost Creek, WV; four grandchildren, Jessica Ann Parsons, Joshua Ray Freeman, Jordan Dean Freeman and Bethany Dawn Fittro; four nieces Lacey Burns and daughter Maggie, Jamie Burns, Nedra Therber (T A Schaefer), and Cassandra Burns; five nephews, James Jones (Michelle), Brian Burns (Ramona), Jeremy Schnake (Crystal) and son Mason, Jesse Burns (Amber) and Heath Therber ( Rebekah), and son-in-law, Ronald Lattea.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Lee Lattea in 2009, infant son, Devin Freeman in 1976, infant sister, Kathy Burns.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Crimson River Baptist Church, West Union, WV at 1:00 PM, with the Pastor Denver Burnside officiating, McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Ralph W. “Mac” McCullough

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Ralph W. “Mac” McCullough

Age 90, formerly of Smithville, WV, died Wednesday June 12, 2013 at his daughter’s residence.

He was born in Mole Hill, WV, a son of the late Romeo F. and Marie Glenn McCullough.

He was a United States Army veteran having served in WW II. He was a crane operator and member of 132 Operative Engineers Union. He also drove a bulldozer for Oil Field Workers. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and a 60- plus year member of Harrisville Lodge 98 AF & AM.

He is survived by two daughters Sandra “Sandi” Somerville (Paul Eliot) of Belpre, Ohio, and Sheila McCullough of Wirt County; and two grandchildren Kevin Fleming and Daniel McCullough.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Thelma Frances McCullough and a brother Robert McCullough.

Services will be Saturday 1:00 PM at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastor Bob Sinnett officiating.

Burial will be at Hardman Chapel.

Visitation will be Friday 5:00-8:00 PM.

Beulah Victoria “Boots” Flowers

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Beulah Victoria “Boots” Flowers

Age 65, of St. Marys, WV, passed away June 07, 2013, at the Marietta Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born September 08, 1947, in Ritchie County, WV, a daughter of the late Richard Ambrose and Vernetta Davis Ambrose Hart.

She was a 1966 graduate of Pennsboro High School. She worked and retired from the former Quaker State Oil Refinery. She had worked at the Aluminum Plant in Bens Run and for Bayer in New Martinsville, WV. She previously had been a cook for the St. Marys Elementary School and the former Hi-Way Grille.

She was a Methodist by faith. Her hobbies included camping and spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Dallas E. Flowers; a son, Dallas D. (Missy) Scadden; daughter-in-law, Jodie Scadden; five grandchildren, Chase A. Scadden, Brittney J. Scadden, Tory Scadden, Kendra Scadden and Trevor D. Scadden; two sisters, Mary Simonton and Opal Riffle; four brothers, George (Roxie) Ambrose, Ray (Jean) Ambrose, Francis (Sharon) Ambrose and Leroy (Shirley) Ambrose; a brother-in-law, Delbert Flowers; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Texas Scadden, and a brother, Emmett Edward Ambrose.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 16, at 2:00 PM at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV.

There will be no calling hours.

Lewis P. Six

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Lewis P. Six

Age 80, went home to be with the Lord on June 09, 2013.

He was born January 18, 1933 in Cairo, WV (Ritchie County).

He served his country in the U.S. Army in Alaska during the Korean Conflict and retired from Robinson Motors in WV and Wartko Construction in Kent, OH. Lewis was the owner of 6+ Shoppes in Coventry, OH.

Lewis was a member of Manchester Christian Church.

He was an avid family man and dirt track car owner, originator of the “Hillbilly Hundred.“

Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Orval and Georgia Six; brothers, Danny and David Six; and grandson, Christian Bush.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sharon Chappell Six; sons, Lloyd (Karen) Six and Roger (Shelly) Chappell; daughters, Cindi (Mike) Washburn, Isa (John) Arnette, Lydia (Joe) Bowie, and Tamie (Brian) Spangle; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Atwater, Elsie Davis, Dorothy Dickerson, and Marylou Waters; many loving relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, WV with the Rev. Van Sprague officiating.

Interment will follow in the Six Hill Cemetery, near Cairo, WV.

Friends may call the funeral home from 5-8 PM on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 North Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406 in memory of Lewis.

Mary Grail Edgeworth

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Mary Grail Edgeworth

95 of West Union, WV passed away June 08, 2013, at Heartland of Clarksburg.

She was born May 06, 1918, in Makawao, Hawaii, daughter of the late Ben and Carolina Souza Franco.

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Henry Edgeworth Jr. on October 07, 1977; and six siblings, Frances, Barbara, Rosaline, Hilda, Stephen and Norman.

Mary is survived by her one son, Milton Wayne Edgeworth and wife Laura Jane, West Union; two grandchildren, Sheila Marie Porter, Dale, NC, Wayne T. Edgeworth and wife Vanessa, West Union; four great-grandchildren, Adam, Kathryn, Sarah and Ty; four siblings, Steven Franco, MT, Dorothy Lee, HI, Vivian Lee, HI and Eleanor Gould, CA; numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was a member of Evergreen United Methodist Church and enjoyed, cooking, baking and gardening.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Inurnment will be at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Greathouse Funeral Home.

Lucille Holbert

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Lucille Holbert

Age 91, of Parkersburg, WV, died June 07, 2013, at the Worthington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born October 29, 1921, in Jane Lew, WV, a daughter of the late Claude N. and Etta Boylen VanHorn.

She was a graduate of Jane Lew High School and St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Clarksburg, WV.

She was a member of Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, Upper Room Sunday School Class and Rebecca Circle.

She is survived by three children, Ken (Ann) Holbert, Diane (Dave) Chambers and Denise (Grant) DeGarmo, all of Vienna; six grandchildren, Chrisy Nestor, Brad Holbert, Benjamin Chambers, Stephen Chambers, Lauren DeGarmo and Jonathan DeGarmo; one great-grandson, Dalton (Kim) Hodge; one great-great-granddaughter, Adalee Hodge; sister-in-law, Margaret VanHorn of Charleston, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John L. Holbert; one brother, Donzel VanHorn; and two sisters, Lorraine Randolph and Eloise Holbert.

Services will be 11 AM Tuesday at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Paul Russell and the Rev. Roger Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to caregivers, Eula Loane, Jan Samples, Rose Dailey, Marie Modesitt, Dr. Michael Moses and Worthington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rev. John L. and Lucille E. Holbert Scholarship Fund, c/o Parkesburg Community Foundation, or United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia Inc.

Ronald G. Gilmore

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Ronald G. Gilmore

Age 79, of Washington, WV, passed away June 07, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus, Parkersburg, WV.

He was born May 24, 1934, in Pennsboro, WV, the son of the late Grace I. Wilson and Clayton Gayle Gilmore.

Ronald attended Mountain State Business College in Parkersburg, was a U.S. Army veteran and a management analyst for the Bureau of Public Debt and the DCSC (Defense Construction Supply Center). He enjoyed watching all sports, was an avid WV University Mountaineer, Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Ron was a loyal member and served as a Deacon of First Baptist Church in Parkersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Edith L. Wyckoff Gilmore, whom he married March 12, 1967; a sister-in-law, Pauline and her husband, Cleve Costley; a brother-in-law, Frank Raber; two nieces, Debra and Jennifer Costley; great-niece, Stacy Wymer; three great-nephews, Darin and Ryan Kendall and Garrett Grimes; great-great-niece, Alexica Fife; and two great-great-nephews, Zachary Costley-Wymer and Anthony Fife.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg, with the Rev. Rich McClure and Dr. David Carrico officiating.

American Legion Post 15 will provide full military rites at the funeral home prior to services.

Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Finch, WV, in Ritchie County.

The family will receive friends 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Edna Lorene “Cunningham” Friend

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Edna Lorene “Cunningham” Friend

Beloved wife of Owen L. Friend, passed away at home at the age of 92 on June 06, 2013, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A long-time resident of Parkersburg, WV, Edna was born in Big Springs, Calhoun County, WV on January 22, 1921.

She was married to Owen Friend in July 1940.

In addition to her husband, Edna is survived by a son, Larry L. Friend of Charleston, WV; and a daughter, Sharon Friend Henderson of Martinsburg, WV and her husband, Albert. In addition, she has four grandchildren: Bret Friend and his wife, Beth, of Traverse City, Michigan; Jonathan Friend and his wife Michelle of Charleston; Christy Jamieson and her husband Kristian of Pittsburgh, PA; and Lisa Henderson of Tucson, AZ. She has five great grandchildren: Justin Friend, Molly Friend, Owen Friend, Liam Jamieson and Finnegan Jamieson.

Edna, one of 10 children of Roy and Belle Cunningham, is survived by one sister, Georgia Catherine Nutter of Houston, Texas. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 10:00 AM till Noon Sunday, with the funeral service to follow at Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg.

Internment will be at Hardman Chapel, Smithville, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to Housecalls Hospice of Parkersburg.

Robert Gene Burnside

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Robert Gene Burnside

Age 83, of Rt#2 Jane Lew, Kincheloe community, WV, passed away on Saturday, June 08, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Clarksburg, WV on June 23, 1929: son of the late Ernest Robert Burnside and Lela Grace (Halterman) Burnside.

On May 21, 1994, he married Ruth (Smith) Burnside, who survives.

Mr. Burnside is also survived by two daughters: Karen Burnside Hayhurst and husband Jay of Kincheloe and Dawna Burnside Mussad and husband Emir of Fairfax, VA and five grandchildren: Stacey Beale, Aaron Robert Hayhurst, Sarah Grace Hayhurst, Isaiah Hayhurst and Nevaeh Hayhurst. Also surviving is one sister: Joan Lough and husband Junior of Kincheloe and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by one ½ brother: Ray Burnside and one step sister: Ruth Gregory.

Mr. Burnside was owner and operator of Jane Lew Lumber and Supply. He was a United States Postal carrier out of the Jane Lew Post Office. Gene was a farmer and loved to work with his cattle and other animals.

Mr. Burnside was a graduate of Unidis High School in Harrison County with the “Class of 1947.”

He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where taught Sunday school.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor O. D. Harman officiating assisted by Pastor Bill Coffindaffer.

Interment will follow services in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery of Harrison County, WV .

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Robert Gene Burnside may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 322 Eighth Ave 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 or to Amedisys Hospice 67 Casino Drive Anmoore, WV 26323.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Robert Gene Burnside.

Beulah Victoria (Boots) Flowers

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Beulah Victoria (Boots) Flowers

Age 65, of St. Marys, WV, passed away June 07, 2013, at the Marietta Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born September 08, 1947, in Ritchie County, WV, a daughter of the late Richard Ambrose and Vernetta Davis Ambrose Hart.

She was a 1966 graduate of Pennsboro High School. She worked and retired from the former Quaker State Oil Refinery. She had worked at the Aluminum Plant in Bens Run and for Bayer in New Martinsville, WV. She previously had been a cook for the St. Marys Elementary School and the former Hi-Way Grille.

She was a Methodist by faith.

Her hobbies included camping and spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, Dallas E. Flowers; a son, Dallas D. (Missy) Scadden; daughter-in-law, Jodie Scadden; five grandchildren, Chase A. Scadden, Brittney J. Scadden, Tory Scadden, Kendra Scadden and Trevor D. Scadden; a great-grandson, Dominic Scadden; two sisters, Mary Simonton and Opal Riffle; four brothers, George (Roxie) Ambrose, Ray (Jean) Ambrose, Francis (Sharon) Ambrose and Leroy (Shirley) Ambrose; a brother-in-law, Delbert Flowers; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Texas Scadden, and a brother, Emmett Edward Ambrose.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

The Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys is assisting the family with arrangements.

Val G. Deulley

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Val G. Deulley

Age 81, of Elyria, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 05, 2013.

He was born November 25, 1931 in Normantown, West Virginia, and was an Elyria resident for most of his life.

Val worked as a machine set-up man at Lakewood Manufacturing in Westlake for more than 35 years, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed gardening, working around the house and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his sons, Jeff (Colynn) Deulley of Elyria, OH; Steve (Debbie) Deulley of Grafton, OH; Rev. James (Renee’) Deulley of Elyria, OH and Tim Deulley of Elyria, OH; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Hashman of Grantsville, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Deulley in 1997; and three brothers.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 09, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria.

Service will be Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home.

The Rev. James Deulley, Val’s son, will officiate.

Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

Memorial contributions can be made to New Life Hospice 3500 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053.

Shirley Joann Tonkin

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Shirley Joann Tonkin

Surrounded by her loving family, Shirley Joann Allen Tonkin, age 71, of 142 4th Street, Burnsville, WV, went home to be with the Lord at 11:00 AM on Wednesday June 05, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Napier, WV on October 17, 1941, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Bertha Belle Allen Riffle.

On February 14, 1957, she married her beloved husband, Harold Franklin Tonkin, who passed away April of 1957.

Surviving are six sons: Roger Allen and wife Peggy and Carl Tonkin and Macel, both of Cleveland, OH; Ricky Tonkin, Jerry Tonkin, Terry Tonkin all of Burnsville, WV; and Jimmy Tonkin and wife Pam of Ireland, WV; one brother, Jerry Riffle of Ohio; four sisters: Rida Miller of Ohio; Rena Wright of Sutton, Kate Zigenfus of NY; and Wilma Rosan of Akron, OH.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Edna Allen, who raised her; four brothers: Johnny Riffle, Marvin Allen, Jack Riffle, and Charles Riffle; and one sister, Regina Riffle Hitt.

Shirley was a wonderful and loving mother and wife. She loved gospel, country and bluegrass music and made new friends everywhere she went.

She was Methodist by faith, and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

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

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the Tonkin family.

Virginia B. Clevenger Hoard

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Virginia B. Clevenger Hoard

Age 77, of Sand Run, Weston, WV, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

Jenny was surrounded by her family and loved ones as she passed.

She was born on February 29, 1936 in Weston: a daughter of Henry and Lena Boggs, deceased.

She married Herman G. Hoard on September 21, 1962.

Jenny is survived by three children, David Clevenger and wife, Terri, Christopher Paul Hoard and wife, Tracy, and Victoria Gail Sipes and husband, Jim, all of Weston.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, James Cody Clevenger and his wife, Lindsey, Courtney Lynn Clevenger, Kasey Lee Brainard, Christine Sharonann Sipes, Cody Henderson and Brianna Henderson, all of Weston; one great-grandson, Kent Lee Smith; sister-in-law, Jean Brown, Dixie Delix and husband, Paul; Sara Crews and husband, Phil; brother-in-law, Dale Hoard; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Mary Christine and her three sisters, Hazel, Janice and Sharon.

Jenny was employed as a nurse and retired from the Weston State Hospital. She will be remembered as a loving mother, a wonderful cook and an active Red-Hater. She was an avid hunter and loved to fish.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Boyle Funeral Home and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Freda M. Riser

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Freda M. Riser

went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 07, 2013.

She was born November 24, 1917, in Ritchie County, WV, a daughter of the late Elza and Elsie Adams.

Freda was a loving and caring homemaker who loved God, all of her family and anyone she met.

She was a member of Ingram Ridge Church in Pleasants County.

She is survived by three children, Ida (Bill) Bee, Belleville, WV, Joe (Anna) Riser, St. Marys, WV, and Connie (Everett) Silket, Waverly; three daughters-in-law, Judy, Reva and Wanda Riser; one sister, Sylvia Bennett, Wheeling, WV; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marl Riser; three sons, Larry, Jim and Bob Riser; one daughter-in-law; one son-in-law; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters; and one brother.

An extended thanks to the owner and staff of Ohio Valley Health Care.

Services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, June 09, at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV, with Pastor Bud Corbin officiating.

Burial will follow in Ingram Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Charles H. Eubank

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Charles H. Eubank

Age 88, of High Knob, Braxton County, WV, departed this life on Thursday June 06, 2013 at his home following an extended illness with high grade lymphoma cancer.

He was born at High Knob, WV on December 17, 1924 a son of the late William A. Eubank and Ella Nora Arthur (Hines) Eubank.

Charles completed his 8 years of elementary education at the High Knob Grade School. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and proudly served and defended his country during WWII from May 1944 to May 1946. He worked for the WV Department of Highways for 19 years and retired in May 1988.

Charles was the last surviving member of his parent’s three families.

On November 04, 1946, he married Ruby J. Harper at Oakland, Maryland. He was blessed with her love for 66 years, until her passing on Sunday, November 18, 2012.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings from his father’s first family, Mrs. Rosa Hickman, Mrs. Bertha Armstrong, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Mrs. Willa Hutchison, Mrs. Gladys Thompson, Bessie Eubank, Lloyd, Russell, Oley and Bishop Eubank; siblings from his mother’s first family, Mrs. Clara Hosey, Mrs. Ethel Ward, Emmett Hines; Twins: Charles Heaston and Issac Preston Hines; and his four immediate brothers, Paul, John, Gaylord, and Arthur Hayward Eubank.

Charles is survived by his 5 children, Nancy (Howard) McKay of US Hwy 19, Jane Lew; Harold (Barbara) Eubank of Jesse Run Rd., Jane Lew; Mary and Doris Eubank of High Knob; and Mitchell (Shirley and her family) Eubank of Flatwoods. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Alisa Eubank of Jane Lew, and Jonathan (Cassie) Eubank of Weston; Two step-grandchildren, Steven (Cathy) McKay of Jane Lew, and Karen (Michael) Wilfong of West Milford; 3 step great grandchildren and 5 step-great-great-grandchildren, his special sister-in-law, Clara Mae Eubank of Heaters, his wife’s 3 sisters and 5 brothers, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends and his dog Rex and grand-dog Cookie.

Charles loved his farm where he was born and grew-up and lived all of his life there. He also loved his fruit trees, berries and flowers and would often tell people the name of each one. He enjoyed spending hours grafting, pruning and taking care of them. He was an avid reader all of his life, reading several hundreds of books, and spent many hours reading as his health deteriorated. He enjoyed listening to country, bluegrass and gospel music and WVU ballgames-when they were winning.

He was a Methodist.

Charles will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday June 10, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. John McQuain officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Vernon Rd. Sutton, WV.

Family and friends will be received 6:00-8:00 PM on Sunday June 09, 2013 at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Eubanks’ family

Robert Dwight Osborn

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Robert Dwight Osborn

Age 73, of 3789 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew, WV, passed away at 1:10 PM Tuesday, June 04, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born September 18, 1939, in Sinking Creek, Gilmer County, WV, a son of the late James Marshall and Stelma Hatfield Osborn.

On January 26, 1963, he married the former Linda Marie Radcliff, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kelly Jo Golden and husband Jimmy Joe of Weston; one son, Darin Dwight Osborn and wife Cindy of Weston; seven grandchildren, Erica Paige Weaver and husband Keith, Kayla Marie Osborn, Hunter Dwight Osborn, Kristen Lee Golden, Tessa Lee Golden, Cameron Dwight Golden and Sydney Jo Golden; two great-grandchildren, Kiarra Paige Weaver and Kylie Peyton Weaver, all of Weston; twin brother, Billy Duane “Cookie” Osborne of Jane Lew; half sister, Wanda Adams and husband Ace of Weston; half brother, Kenneth Heckert and wife Anne of Freemansburg; sister-in-law, Genevieve Heckert of Frametown; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Shelby.

He was preceded in death by two half brothers, Layton Dale Heckert and Eugene Heckert, and two sisters-in-law, Emelyme Heckert and Linda Osborne.

Dwight worked as a supervisor, then an equipment operator in the coal industry for over 35 years, was employed by King Knob Coal for 20 years and later several different coal operations in the state. He served as Street Commissioner for the city of Weston and later as a Weston City Councilman.

Mr. Osborn was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Weston and United Methodist Men, serving as an usher and later as a member of the Board of Trustees.

He enjoyed golfing, hunting and traveling back to Gilmer County to retrace his family home place and reminisce of days gone by.

Dwight loved country music, watching the RFD Channel and listing to the radio. Dwight was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who enjoyed being actively involved in his family’s sport activities.
Dwight was stalwart over the years in supporting numerous sports programs throughout Lewis County. A 1958 graduate of Weston High School, he posted stellar athletic seasons during a sports career for the Minutemen football, basketball and baseball teams. His love of Lewis County High School sports was evident by his attendance at many sporting events, both at home and away during the respective sports campaigns.

Osborn worked the sidelines for the Minutemen football games for several years as a member of the sideline crew. His support of all sporting teams flowed over onto youth baseball program. Osborn logged several championships while coaching the Cubs in the Lewis County Youth Baseball League. In 1969, he was actively involved in the construction of the youth baseball field behind what is now Robert L. Bland Middle School. He also coached the Orioles and Moose teams in the Lewis County Baseball Ruth League and in the Pop Warner football program.

His dedication to local sports programs was quite apparent by his donation of countless hours of volunteer work with athletic boosters organizations. He was a founding member of the Mainliner Booster Club at Lewis County High School. He loved attending his class reunions to connect with his old classmates and friends. We’ve heard countless people say, “Dwight never knew a stranger. He made friends everywhere he went.”

One of his most sparkling accomplishments revolved around his dedication and work in construction of Deerfield Country Club. Osborn became a fixture during construction of the nine-hole golf course. Armed with a D-9 dozer, Osborn has been credited with being a main force in the shaping of the course through moving tons upon tons of dirt during on-site work.

Friends called at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service 144 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew, on Thursday, June 06, 2013, from 2:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, June 07, 2013, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Jonathan Nettles, Reverend Bruce Macbeth and Reverend Ron Brown officiating.

Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the Osborn family.

Leonard Dewayne Nicholson

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Leonard Dewayne Nicholson

Age 51, of Arnoldsburg, WV, passed away May 21, 2013 at Hospice Care of Elkins, Elkins, WV.

Born in Calhoun County, WV, he was the son of Mrs. Clara Blanche Runnion Nicholson and the late Delbert Nicholson.

He was a former carpenter in the construction industry and was employed by Top Dog Well Research of Stumptown, WV.

He was a Christian by faith.

Surviving are his mother, Clara Nicholson; two sisters, Rebecca Nicholson and Dolly Hickman, both of Grantsville, WV; a brother, Tim Nicholson of Arnoldsburg, WV; two half-sisters, Barbara Sue Hammonds of Woodbridge, VA and Sandra May Hess of Glenville, WV.

He was preceded in death by his father and a half-brother, Delbert Nicholson, Jr.

A graveside memorial service will be held Sunday June 09, 2013, 11:30 AM at the Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery at Orma WV with Harry Hawkins officiating.

James Fredrick Barnette

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James Fredrick Barnette

Age 70, of Herold Road, Sutton, WV went home to be with Jesus.

He was born on October 12, 1942 in Sutton, WV, to the late Delbert Walsh Barnette and Lena Myrtle Davis Barnette.

Fred retired from Costal Lumber Company with 40 years of service and served his country in the National Guard.

He was a member and a Trustee at Long Run Baptist Church, Canfield.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Shirley Lough Barnette.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James F. Barnette, II and Elizabeth; daughters, Margaret Ann Barnette of Mt. Nebo, Barbara Lynn Barnette of Exchange, and Amy Sue Nicholson and husband Danny of Gassaway; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Fred has requested a graveside service that was held at Middle Run Cemetery, Frametown on Monday, June 03, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Robey Godfrey officiating.

There was no visitation.

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

Lena K. Barton

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Lena K. Barton

Age 105, formerly of Rosedale, WV and Gassaway, WV, passed away June 01, 2013 at Genesis Health Care Center in Glenville WV.

She was born at Davis Creek, Kanawha County, a daughter of the late Peter and Martha Toten Mooney.

Lena started working for the WV Committee on Aging and worked for 20 years for the Senior Companion Program. She drove her own car until she was 92 years of age when her eyesight caused her to quit.

She was one of 10 children and is survived by one brother, Carl Mooney of Chesapeake, WV; one grandson, Robert Barton of Titusville, Florida as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard P. Barton whom she married on May 07, 1924; and one son, Ray Barton.

Lena was an active member of the Braxton Senior Citizens and was a member of the Silver Haired Legislature, the Red Hats and the Order of the Eastern Star, Gassaway Chapter. She was a charter member of the Braxton Memorial Hospital Axillary.

Funeral services were held at the Rosedale United Methodist Church with Elder George Rose officiating.

Interment was in the Rosedale Cemetery.

Robert Lee Daugherty Sr.

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Robert Lee Daugherty Sr.

Age 72, of 193 Summit Street, Weston, WV, passed away at 1:00 PM, on Sunday, June 02, 2013 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following an extended illness.

He was born March 03, 1941 in Braxton County, WV: a son of the late Okey Raymond and Mary Vankirk Daugherty.

On May 28, 1965, he married the former Beverly June Harr, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Robert L. Daugherty Jr., and wife, Deborah, of Reidsville, NC, and Okey W. Daugherty and wife, Michelle, of Lexington, SC; two brothers, Charles Daugherty and wife, Arlene, of Hampstead, MD, and Donald Daugherty and wife, Marge, of Boca Raton, FL; one sister, Betty Barrett of Hanover, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army, completing his basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., then was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for three-years. Shortly after leaving the military, he joined the Baltimore City Police force in Baltimore, Md., serving 12-years as a patrolman and a detective. In 1976, Robert and his family left Baltimore and moved to Jane Lew where he began working for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Clarksburg. In 1989, they moved to High Point, N.C., where they stayed until 2006, when Robert and his wife decided to come back to beautiful West Virginia.

Robert was an avid fisherman, enjoying nothing more than a day of fishing on the lake with his friends and family. He also enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden every spring. He loved bluegrass music and listening to his favorite country music stars, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. He was a sports enthusiast, who always cheered for the Baltimore Colts/Ravens and Orioles, and he never missed a televised game.

Robert’s request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private family service at a later date.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service of 144 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the Daugherty family.

Rose L. Cutlip Hoard

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Rose L. Cutlip Hoard

A memorial service will be held June 08, 2013 for Rose L. Cutlip Hoard at the home of her sister Ethel and Jake Loyd with services beginning at 11 AM and burial to follow in the Cutlip Family Cemetery located on the Exchange Road, Sutton.

Rose was born on March 05, 1939, a daughter of the late Bruce and Cora I. Scott Cutlip and died December 06, 2012.

She married H. Dale Hoard in June 1966.

To this union was born a son Franklin (Diane) and a daughter Tina (Dwayne) Cunningham and granddaughter Brianna Cunningham who survive.

Rose was a 1957 graduate of Gassaway High School and a graduate of WV Business College. She retired from Hiriam College in Hiriam, OH.

She was a past member of the Lloydsville Untied Methodist Church and a 30+ year member of Nelson Untied Methodist in Garrettsville, OH.

Following the service and burial, family and friends will continue the celebration of Rose’s life at the home of her sister Ethel Loyd. A meal will be provided.

Janet M. Cook

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Janet M. Cook

Age 70, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, June 04, 2013, at her home after a long battle with cancer with her family at her side.

She was born in Petroleum, WV, on May 31, 1943, and was the daughter of the late John and Agnes Roberts.

Janet enjoyed decorating for the holidays, playing her organ and planting many flowers for summer and fall and spending time with family and enjoying her grandchildren.

She was a member of the Lubeck Community Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Cecil F. Cook; four children, Trena M. Cook, of Washington, WV, Robert B. Cook (Michelle) of Pennsboro, WV, John D. Cook of Washington, and Sara R. Kiser (Justin) of Parkersburg; her siblings, Harley G Roberts (Lilly) of Barlow, Ohio, Michael Roberts (Edna) of Parkersburg, Tina Reeder (Perry) of Washington, and Tammy White (Van) of Parkersburg; a special aunt Peg Pickrell (Charles) of Pond Creek, WV; a special friend Mary McCoy of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren, Tiffany Cook, Melanie Cook, Amber Boyde, Kindra Boyde, Chase Kiser, Kati Kiser, and Brayden Kiser; two stepgrandchildren, Samatha and Emily; and one great-grandchild, Andra Lee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, John and Larry Roberts.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre with Pastor Mark Houser officiating.

Interment will follow at the Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

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

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