Obituaries | In Memory of

Obituaries, In Memory of

Richard Lee Tubesing

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Richard Lee Tubesing

Age 75, of Glenville, WV passed away peacefully at 3:06 AM, on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Sunbridge Care and Rehab for Salem.

He was born on November 25, 1937 in St. Louis MO: son of the late Clarence Claus Tubesing and Letha Ellen Thacker Tubesing.

He is survived by his dear friends, John and Jeannie Zsigray of Glenville.

Rick realized the value of education and graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Yale University, M.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and a MOS degree in Library Science from Western Michigan University.

Rick was an honored Lt. veteran of the U.S., Navy Reserves. During his distinguished academic career, he was employed by the Baltimore Public Library as a head librarian, University of Louisville as assistant director, Atlanta Public Library as department head, Lewis College as director, University of Toledo as department head, College of Southwest as a director and Glenville State College as a longtime library director of the Robert F. Kidd Library.

He strived to open and inspire the minds of the students everyday by bringing vast knowledge to their fingertips. He was also an accomplished author, avid reader and a National Geographic enthusiast. He enjoyed animals, flower gardening and jewelry making.

Rick’s request for cremation has been honored and his friends will have a private Memorial Service at a later date.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service of 144 Hackers Creek Road in in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the friends of Richard Tubesing.

Larry Joe Loudin

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Larry Joe Loudin

Age 77, of Sutton, WV passed away on Monday October 21, 2013 at CAMC General Division, Charleston.

He was born July 30, 1936 in Clarksburg, WV, the son of the late Derries Millhouse and Lelia Estel Bollman Loudin.

Larry was a Costumer Service Representative for Mon Power.

He was a member of Christ Church United Methodist.

He was a graduate of Fairmont College, a member of Sutton Loins Club, a Navy veteran, member of The Sons of the Revelation and was a volunteer at Braxton Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Lenore Snyder Loudin, son, David Loudin of King George, VA, daughter, Susan Loudin Mace and husband Mark of Staunton, VA, grandchildren; Amy Loudin, Beth Loudin, Scott Loudin, Colin Clark, and Conor Clark.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Kingwood, WV with the Rev. Jenny Williams officiating.

Family will receive friends 6-8 PM Saturday October 26, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV.

The family suggest donations to be made to: Braxton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 100 Hoylman Dr. Gassaway, WV 26624.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Loudin Family.

Cora “Sue” Lazzelle

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Cora “Sue” Lazzelle

age 81, of Greenacres, FL, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, following a long illness.

She was born August 06, 1932 in Weston, WV: the daughter of Ammon Goff and Alma Lorena Lough Butcher, both deceased.

Sue was retired from Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, FL, where she worked in medical records.

She is survived by one sister, Janie Wilt of Lost Creek; two brothers, Ammon (Ruby) Butcher, Jr., of Brandywine; Clare (Patty) Butcher of Fairview Park, Ohio; three daughters, Debbie (Steve) Booth of Greenacres, FL, Lisa McGee of Lexington, KY, and Traci (Stephen) Miller of Wellington, FL; five granddaughters, one grandson, two great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Leon Lazzelle, seven sisters, three brothers, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Lost Creek Methodist Church on Saturday, October 26, at 1 PM with Pastor Karen Brown officiating, followed by interment at Waldeck Cemetery in Weston.

Bobby Gene Roberts

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Bobby Gene Roberts

Age 82, WV Hwy 5 West, Glenville, (Lower Cedar Creek Community), departed this life on Wednesday, October 22, 2013 at his residence, surrounded by family and friends following an extended illness.

Born February 25, 1931 in Pike County, Kentucky, son of the late Sam and Madge Bell Roberts.

Bobby Gene was a farmer all his life, he also had a sawmill, and timber service.  He retired from the WV Department of Agriculture, in the Animal Health Division, with 23 1/2 years of service, and ran the Roberts Riding Stable for over 10 years. Bobby Gene loved to play music and played at the West Virginia Folk Festival for over 40 years.

He was also a Methodist by faith.

On October 30, 1993 he was united in marriage to Ruth Barnett, who survives at their WV Hwy 5 home.

Surviving are 2 sons, Jeff Roberts and wife Robin of Glenville, WV; and Carl Roberts of Glenville, WV; 3 step-daughters, Jeanne Richards and husband Earnest of Lockney, WV;  Jenny Starcher of Glenville, WV; and Barbara Smith of Glenville, WV; and 2 brothers, Reggie Roberts and wife Rose of Glenville, WV; and John Paul Roberts and wife Doris “Mug” of Glenville, WV. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Bobby Gene was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Madge Bell Roberts.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 26, 2013 with Rev. Joe Sealey and Rev. Phil Wilson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery, WV Hwy 5 west of Glenville at the mouth of Holts Run Road.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 Friday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Bobby Gene Roberts with arrangements.

Letha E. Cunningham

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Letha E. Cunningham

Age 90, of Duck, WV (Clay County), passed away October 21, 2013 at her home following a long illness.

Born in Clay County, she was a daughter of the late Augustus and Sarah Sears Mollohan.

Surviving are sons, Roger, Larry and Jerry and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sons, Darius, Leslie and Jackie Cunningham.

Graveside rites were held Wednesday at the Cunningham Cemetery at Duck with Rev. Lester Tanner officiating.

Stump Funeral Home of Arnoldsburg was in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Lee Davis Hall

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Virginia Lee Davis Hall

Age 89, of Little Birch, WV, formerly of Chapel, WV passed away October 22, 2013 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a Christian.

She enjoyed gospel music and loved to travel.

She is survived by husband, Paul D. Hall of Little Birch; stepsons, Robert Cunningham of Buckhannon and Philip Cunningham of Wooster, OH; daughter, Colletta Blankenship and husband, Paul of Chapel; grandchildren, Dale Blankenship, Sr. of Chapel, Treena Miller and husband, JP of Chapel, Lisa Davis and Dawn Davis both of Wadsworth, OH, Eric Davis of Sandyhook, KY, Mike Davis of Sutton and Tennille Wotring of Barberton, OH; great grandchildren, Robert “Bud” Blankenship and wife Leanna of Chapel, Mike Blankenship and wife, Leslie of Sutton, Justin Blankenship of Chapel, Dale Blankenship, Jr. and Haylee Blankenship both of Buckhannon, Amber Vaughan of Ashland, KY, Kyle Harpley, Kendall Sears, Olivia Davis, and Lilly Jean Gordon all of Wadsworth, OH, Katherine Watkins of Barberton, OH, Michaela and Madeline Davis both of Buckhannon; great great grandchildren, Jody Blankenship of Chapel, Nevaeh and Payton Blankenship both of Sutton.

She was preceded in death by husband, Chester D. Davis; son, Gene Brennon Davis; sisters, Rita and Rhoda; brother, Paul.

Service will be 11 AM Friday, October 25, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Bobbie Harper, Sr. officiating.

Burial will be in the Weston Masonic Cemetery, Weston.

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

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

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Roy Denzil Murphy

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Roy Denzil Murphy

Age 77, passed Sunday October 19, 2013 in Waxhaw, NC; with sister, Annabelle, Neice,  Jennifer, and caregiver at his side.

Born February 26, 1936 in Gilmer County, WV; son of the late William Raymond and Sylvia Marie Snyder Murphy.

Denzil was a graduate of Sand Fork High School, Class of 1955. He loved sports, especially WVU Football and NASCAR. In 1990, he was retired from Timken Co., Canton, OH., as a steel worker with 34 years and 4 months service. 

Denzil is survived by 4 sisters, Edna Walton and husband Glenn of Bridgeport, WV; Annabelle Kramlick of Waxhaw, NC; Lois Cain and husband Richard of Catonsville, MD; and Marie Slavinsky of Crosby, TX. Also surviving are 4 nieces and 4 nephews.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers Kathy Clyburn and Karen Vincent.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV. 26351 at 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 23, 2013 with Merlon Howell officiating.

Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery, WV Hwy 5 West of Glenville.

Friends may call from 1:00-3:00 PM Wednesday at the Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzhiemer’s Association or Novant Health Hopsice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc is assisting the family of Roy Denzil Murphy with arrangements.

Ervin Postlethwait Jr.

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Ervin Postlethwait Jr.

Age 86 of Old Mill Road, Jane Lew, WV passed away at 9:00 PM on Sunday October 20, 2013 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born July 25, 1927 in Jacksonburg, Wetzel County a son of the late Ervin and Rebbeca Schrader Postlethwait.

He was twice married first to Audra Leona Murray who preceded him in death on June 02, 1989, then, on November 20, 1992 he married the former Martha Garton who survives.

Also surviving are three children: Gary Postlethwait and wife Sharon of Keiths Fork, Raymond Postlethwait and wife Mary Ann of Jane Lew, Donald and Gerald Postlethwait both of Jane Lew; step children: Roberta Gellner and husband Bill of St. Mary’s, Kathy Beale of Weston, Elizabeth Griffith and husband Mike of Jane Lew and Steven Sines and wife Melinda of Buckhannon; four grandchildren: Denise Oldham, Kelly Shole, Ryan Postlethwait and Cynthia Grant; several step grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two step great grandchildren; one sister: Edith Taylor of West Milford.

He was preceded in death by one brother Harold Postlethwait and one sister Thelma Roy.

Mr. Postlethwait was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. with 38 years of service.

He was Methodist by faith and attended the Victory Assembly of God Church in Weston.

Ervin enjoyed hunting, fishing and flower and vegetable gardening.

Friends may call at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.

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

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ervin Postlethwait Jr.

Richard (Byrd) W. Snider

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Richard (Byrd) W. Snider

Age 86, of Vincent, Ohio, died at his residence on October 19, 2013.

He was born in Oxford, WV on April 05, 1927, and was the son of the late Harmon W. and Icy Richards Snider.

He had worked at Warner Pontiac for 33 years in the auto body department. He had served both in the Navy and the Army.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Juanita Grubb Snider; a daughter, Nancy Snider of Vincent, Ohio; two sons, Christopher (Chris) Snider (Lee Ann) of Sumter, S.C. and Scott Snider (Regina Jarvis) of Vincent, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, Heather, Nathan, Ashley, Shelby, Skylar, Caleb, Ben, Jeffrey and Tyler; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Charles (Gus) Snider, Delmas (Sarge) Snider and Avery (Abe) Snider.

Services will be on Wednesday at 2:00 PM at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Tim Lindsey officiating.

Burial will follow in the Barlow Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #15, Parkersburg.

Donations may be made to the Altziemers Association.

Wilma Jean Green Shields

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Wilma Jean Green Shields

Age 58, of Cedarville, WV passed away October 17, 2013.

She was born August 08, 1955 in Sutton, WV.

Wilma was a home caregiver and a homemaker.

She is survived by mother, Alice Marie Green Scott of Cedarville; children, Tammy Conner, Billy Scott and Brandy Lockard; grandchildren, Whitney Scott, Daniel Conner and Alissa Conner Isenhart; brothers, Burl Eugene Green and Russell D. Green and wife, Melissa; sister, Charlotte Sands and husband, Rick.

She was preceded in death by sister, Brenda Sue Green.

Service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Bryon Bukovesky officiating.

Burial will be in the Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Chase Michael Enoch

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Infant Chase Michael Enoch

passed away October15, 2013, at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, PA.

He was born September 23, 2013, the son of Shaun Enoch and Connie Cunningham, both of Elizabeth, WV.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Rebecca Lockhart, Shane Boyce, Christian Boyce, Nicholas Cunningham and Lexie Enoch; grandparents, Dianna (Tom) Rader of Grantsville, WV, Terry Greene of Brooksville, FL, and Lloyd Enoch of Munday, WV; several aunts and uncles; and special friends, Marie Dior and Brenda Nichols, both of Grantsville, WV. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Dale Cunningham; and uncle, Eric Enoch.

Services will be Sunday at 2:00 PM at Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth, WV.

Visitation will be from Noon until time of service.

Interment at K of P Cemetery.

Elmer “Billy” Jackson

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Elmer “Billy” Jackson

Age 85, of Little Birch, WV passed away on October 17, 2013 after a long illness.

He was born June 16, 1928 the son of the late Cleve and Mamie Jackson of Little Birch.

Billy was retired from the United Mine Workers with 30 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Carlin and Garland Jackson, sisters; Erma Long, Gatha Smallwood, Gathel Justice and Gladys Long.

Billy is survived by his wife, Thelma Long Jackson, sons; Danny Jackson and wife Susie, Roger Jackson and wife Loretta, Johnny Jackson and wife Angie, Mike Jackson and wife Kim, one daughter; Brenda Stewart and husband Steve, one sister; Patty Mollohan and husband Bernard, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday October 20, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Denver Danbury officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery, Little Birch.

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

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Jackson Family.

Alberta Ann Dennison

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Alberta Ann Dennison

Age 68, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, October 09, 2013 in her home in Jane Lew, WV following an illness due to gallbladder cancer.

She was born September 19, 1945 in Clarksburg: daughter of the late Albert and Clara Wright.

She is also preceded in death by her son, Frederick Brown. Alberta is survived by her husband, John Dennison, whom she married on July 18, 1971; her brothers, Larry West of Ohio, and Butch West of Ark.; three children, Katherine Brown and Hope Dennison of Ohio and Johnna Friend of Weston; eight grandchildren, Joshua Brown of Clarksburg, Randi Strader and Eric Dennison of Jane Lew, Alexandra McHenry and Gracie and Karlie Friend, all of Weston, and Alexander and Charles Bates of Ohio; and one great-grandchild, Samuel Gauge Dennison of Jane Lew.

She was a graduate of Jane Lew High School. She studied at the West Virginia Business College, worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block and Krystal Glass.

Her family, friends, church, and the arts were her greatest passions. She loved spending time at the Lewis County Senior Center, and was a frequent participant in the Senior Olympics.

She spent many years as the choir director at the Broad Run Baptist Church, and enjoyed playing the piano, ukulele, violin, accordion, bells, organ, trombone and the trumpet.

Some of her other interests include theater, genealogy research, needlework, scrapbooking, games, traveling, painting and photography.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 12, at the Broad Run Baptist church starting at 12:30 PM.

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