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Kesslie Benton Minney

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Kesslie Benton Minney

Age 80 of Sand Fork, West Virginia, departed this life at 12:57 PM, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.

Born January 20, 1933 in Gilmer County, West Virginia, son of the late Sylvester and Mollie Reed Minney.

Kesslie was a retired maintence worker for the Gilmer County Board of Education with 22 years service. He was an Army Veteran in the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of the Glenville Christian Chapel.

Kesslie was loved by all who knew him, he enjoyed helping family and friends and he especially loved being a grandpa.

He is survived by his very loving wife of 56 years Hallie Parsons Minney, they were united in marriage on November 03, 1956.

Surviving are 6 children, Darlene Meadows and husband Virgil of Normantown, West Virginia, Ellen Minney of Sand Fork, West Virginia,  Kesslie “Buddy” Minney of Cedarville, West Virginia, David Minney of Sand Fork, West Virginia,  Debra L. Huffman and husband Denzil of Glenville, West Virginia, and Sylvester Minney of Fort Gay, West Virginia. Also surviving are 1 brother, Sylvester Minney and wife Joy of Manassas, Virginia, 1 sister, Patty Pryor of Fredericksburg, Virginia, 20 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents Kesslie was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Clark, Leonard, Frank, and Edmund Minney and 2 sisters, Ruby Cox and Irene Payne.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV., 26351 at 2:00 PM Sunday August 04, 2013 with Pastor Jim Huff and Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, West Virginia, with Full Military Honors.

Friends may call from 4-8 PM Saturday August 03, 2013 at the Mortuary. 

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Kesslie Minney with arrangements. 

Alissa Dawn Neely

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Alissa Dawn Neely

Age 40 of Pennsboro, WV, Greenwood Community, passed away suddenly July 29, 2013 at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

She was born May 14, 1973 in Clarksburg a daughter of Robert Allen Smith (Liz) of Clarksburg and Sharon Bise Warnick (William) of Tunnelton, WV.

Alissa worked for the Doddridge County Board of Education as a cook and worked with the Summer Feeding Program. She was a 1990 graduate of Doddridge High. She enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids, cooking, baking, Facebook, playing the piano, reading and gardening. She was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and Twilight Saga fan.

Surviving in addition to her parents is her husband Steven G. Neely whom she married May 22, 1998, her maternal grandmother Pauline Bise of Stonewood, her children: Stephanie Sheets of West Union, Michael Neely of Pennsboro, Johnathan Neely of Bridgeport, Cordero Smith of Bridgeport, Alexas Neely of Smithburg, Sydney Gladwell of Clarksburg and Trinity Neely at home.

She also leaves behind three grandchildren: Jarron Stevens, Tyler Smith and Janessa Sheets.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Walter Bise and paternal grandparents Harold and Jean Smith.

Funeral services will be Noon Friday at the McCullough Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Ronnie Knight officiating.

Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was Thursday 5-8 PM and will be10 AM - 12 PM on Friday.

Eva Pearl Bull

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Eva Pearl Bull

Age 77, of Ireland, WV passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born December 07, 1935 at Fall Run Community, Ireland.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Etta Marple Bull; brother, Dennis Marple Bull; two infant sisters; one infant brother and sister-in-law, Juanita Grey Bull.

Surviving are her brother, Delbert Junior Bull of Ireland; sister-in-law, Betty Cogar Bull of Washington, PA; niece, Denise Lynn Manuel Beyers; two nephews, Jeffrey Dennis Bull and John David Bull; and step niece, Avis Grey Hewitt.

Eva was a member of the Fall Run United Methodist Church and the Ireland Shamrock CEOS.

She graduated with the class of 1954 from Burnsville High School and was a caregiver.

The family received friends from 6 - 8 PM, Wednesday, July 31, at the Alkire Funeral Chapel in Ireland, where services were held at 1 PM., Thursday, August 01, with Rev. Lonnie Ramsey and Rev. Dwayne Brown officiating.

Burial followed in the Wilson Cemetery at Ireland.

The Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland, WV is in charge of the arrangements.

Basil “Bud” Everett Cantrell

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Basil “Bud” Everett Cantrell

Age 79, 1314 Elk City Road Jane Lew, WV passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown following an extended illness.

He was born in Falling Rock, WV on June 29, 1934: son of the late Orville Cantrell and Addie (Hill) Cantrell.

On July 23, 1966, he married Veda Kay (Skinner) Cantrell, who survives.

Mr. Cantrell is survived by two brothers: Walter Cantrell and wife Rose of Apple Valley, CA and Jack Cantrell and wife Alice of Strongsville, OH, three sisters: Shirley Moore and husband Jim of St Albans, WV, Lorena Showalter of Elkview, WV and Wanda Ammons and husband Larry of North Ridgeville, OH, one special niece: Connie Johnson, one special nephew: Rick Posey and several other nieces and nephews. Bud was also survived by a special friend and companion, his dog- Bailey. In addition to his parents, Mr. Cantrell was preceded in death by one brother: Billy Cantrell.

Mr. Cantrell was a retired inventory clerk with General Motors in Cleveland. He also retired from the Citizens Bank as a custodian with 10 years of service.

He was a member of the Broad Run Baptist Church of Jane Lew, WV.

He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Cantrell was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a private first class during the Korean Conflict.

Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 5-8 PM.

Funeral services was held on Wednesday at 11 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Bill Coffindaffer and Pastor Rick Garavaglia officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV. Full military honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Basil “Bud” Everett Cantrell.

Kai Helmick

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Kai Helmick

was born in Huntington on July 25, 2013, the son of Kevin and Jennifer Cottrell Helmick of Orma, WV.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Alexis Helmick. His maternal grandparents, Bobby and Rosetta Cottrell of Stumptown, WV; paternal grandparents Dennis and Katherine Helmick of Nicut, WV. Maternal great grandparents Russell Cottrell of Shock, WV and Linda McCumbers of Arnoldsburg. He is also survived by uncles Cody and Joey (Andrea) Helmick and Bobby Cottrell Jr.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather Willard McCumbers and grandmother Etta Cottrell.

Funeral services was held Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 2:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg with Jason Nettles officiating.

Burial followed in the Metz Cemetery at Nicut.

Friends may call from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the services.

Betty Gains

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Betty Gains

Age 77, of Parkersburg, WV went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2013.

She was born in Doddridge County, WV, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Gladys (Mosser) Leeson.

She worked for several years at the former TACK room in Parkersburg. She loved reading and spending time with her great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Vicki Horton of Parkersburg, Dale Gains Jr. of Marietta, Ohio, and Randy Goff of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Shavonna (Mark) Jones of Elizabeth, WV and their two children Katlynn and Casey, Eddie (Elsie) Horton and their two children Emilia and Ella, Timothy (Audrey) Goff of Charleston, WV and their two children Nadia and Waylon, and Lisa (Edward) Summers of Parkersburg and their two children Solomon and Epiphany; 1 sister Velma Null of Belpre, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by both her parents; two brothers Leroy and Orval Lesson; and 2 sisters Loxie Hedges and Roxie Bashaw.

Visitation to celebrate her life will be Thursday August 01, 2013 from 5-7 OM at Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth, WV.

William “David” McPherson

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William “David” McPherson

Age 61, of Glenville, WV, passed away July 25, 2013 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 03, 1952 a son of the late James Baldwin and Caryl McPherson.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, one sister and one nephew.

He was a laborer and loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by wife, Avonne McPherson; daughter, Charlotte Wagner and grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Putnam, Alura Barnett, Judy McCune, Crystal Williams and Colette Thomas; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1:00 PM Thursday, August 01, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Roger Luzader officiating.

Burial will be in the Sunny Crest Cemetery, Glenville.

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

Kai Lee Helmick

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Kai Lee Helmick

2 ½ days of age, passed away at Cabell Huntington Hospital, July 27, 2013.

Kai was born in Huntington on July 25, 2013, the son of Kevin and Jennifer Cottrell Helmick of Orma, WV.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Alexis Helmick. His maternal grandparents, Bobby and Rosetta Cottrell of Stumptown, paternal grandparents Dennis and Katherine Helmick of Nicut. Maternal great grandparents Russell Cottrell of Shock and Linda McCumbers of Arnoldsburg. He is also survived by uncles Cody and Joey Helmick and Bobby Cottrell Jr.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 2:00 PM, at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg with Jason Nettles officiating.

Burial will follow in the Metz Cemetery at Nicut.

Friends may call from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the services.

Marvin R. Whipkey

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Marvin R. Whipkey

Age 73, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away July 29, 2013.

He was born in Grantsville, WV, the son of the late James H. and Fonda Radabaugh Whipkey.

He had retired from the WV Division of Highways after 25 years and six months of service.

He had at one time attended the Cedar Grove Community Church.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruthaline E. Kendall Whipkey of Parkersburg; his daughter, Kathy Wigal and husband Mike of West Salem, Ohio; one son, Marvin Ray Whipkey II and wife Angie of Parkersburg; his grandchildren, Matthew Wigal and wife Dana of Ohio, Philip Wigal and wife Jen of Ohio, and Brandi Whipkey of Parkersburg; his great-grandchildren, Ella and Elise Wigal of Ohio, and Gracelynn Wigal of Ohio; his sister, Barbara Roberts of Five Forks, WV; his brothers, Wavel Whipkey of Vienna and Gail Siers of Elizabeth, WV.

He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Whipkey; one brother, Donzel Whipkey; and two sisters, Willadean Amos and Minnie Mae Cain.

A celebration of his life by his family will be held Thursday at 3:00 PM at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg.

Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service at 3:00 PM.

Robert Eli Marsh

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Robert Eli Marsh

Age 69, of Weston, WV passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at home following an extended illness.

He was born in Lewis County, WV on June 16, 1944, son of the late Robert Marsh and Ruby (Allman) Marsh.

He married Geraldine (Burkhammer) Marsh on July 10, 1965. They enjoyed 48 years of marriage together.

They are the proud parents of three children; two daughters: Barbara and Jay Watson, and Crystal and James Lough all of Weston, and one deceased son: Robert Eli Marsh II; seven grandchildren: James and Tiffany Watson, Bradley Watson, Jayson Watson, Patty Marsh, Ricky Marsh, David Marsh, and Dakota Lough; and two great-grandchildren: Faith Watson, and Tresten Watson; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and son he was preceded in death by one brother: Glyden Junior Marsh and one sister: Noretha Carol Riffle. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Marsh was a heavy equipment operator, a great mechanic and worked for a number of years for L.J. Gum & Son. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church He enjoyed hunting and fishing. NASCAR was a favorite along with his driver Jeff Gordon.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Ave., Weston on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 4-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor John Cowgar officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Robert Eli Marsh.

Robert Lee Almy

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Robert Lee Almy

Age 70, of Hyers Run Road, Burnsville, WV passed away at 12:30 AM Saturday, July 27, 2013 in the University of Presbyterian Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born July 29, 1942 in Auburn, OH, a son of the late George Washington Almy and Doris Marie Butler Almy.

On August 15, 1972 he married the former Irena Jean Nicholson who survives. Robert and Irena enjoyed 40 years of marriage together.

Also surviving are one son, David Scott Almy of Miss.; one granddaughter, Alanna; one sister, Patsy Dowling of Andover, OH; one brother, George C. Almy of Middlefield, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

One son, Robert L. Almy Jr, preceded him in death.

Robert was employed for many years by B & I Taxi, an Amish Transportation Service. He was an honored veteran of the US Army and was stationed in Germany and Holland. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, riding motorcycles and working as a mechanic on his many vehicles.

Robert’s request for cremation has been honored and there will be a private family service.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the WV Veterans Nursing Facility at 1 Freedom’s Way Clarksburg WV 26301

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

Charles Richard “Chuck” Allen

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Charles Richard “Chuck” Allen

Age 65 passed on to be with the Lord at home, suddenly, on July 26, 2013.

Chuck was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing during his life. He quit school in the 10th grade to join the Armed Forces. In the Army, Chuck was a sergeant who earned several medals including three Bronze Stars during the Vietnam War. After returning, Chuck began working for Ridge Tool in Ohio for 5 years. He then returned home to WV and started working for Appalachian Timber Service in Sutton. He worked there for 35 years until he retired in 2009, to spend time with his wife, Jean, and the rest of his family. After his retirement Chuck went back to what he enjoyed; being the avid outdoorsman with his nieces, nephews, and granddaughters.

Surviving are Chuck’s wife of 44 years, Jean Allen of Normantown, WV; daughter Jennifer Snodgrass, husband Greg and daughters Cassie and Megan of Charleston, WV; sister Tommy McKenzie and husband Joe of Grafton, Ohio; sister Vona Moss and husband Dale of Elyria, Ohio; brother Jerry Allen and wife Jan of Perkins, WV; brother Henry Allen and wife Judy of West Milford, WV; brother Shorty and wife Kay of Normantown, WV; plus several nieces and nephews.

Services for Chuck will include a viewing at Richard Roach Funeral Home in Gassaway, WV on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 6-9 PM.

The funeral services will be on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 PM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Normantown, WV with Pastor Richard Westfall officiating.

Levi Scott Stewart

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Levi Scott Stewart

8 years old, of Flatwoods, WV, recently passed away at his home.

He was born November 09, 2004.

He is the son of Valarie Lee Brown of Flatwoods, and Patrick Stewart of Gassaway, WV.

He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Dalton and Owen Brown; grandparents, Ralph and Patricia Boone of Wilsie, Robert (Bobby) Mollohan of Sutton, Kathy L. Beamer of Sutton; great-grandparents, Walter (Ted) and Iva Beamer of Sutton, Mary Duckworth of Gassaway; uncles, Chris Westfall of Sutton, Robert, David, Ab Stewart of Gassaway.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Albert Stewart; great-grandparents, Junior and Angels Mollohan.

A private graveside service was held with the Rev. Rod Nicholas officiating at the Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

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

Frank R. “Bob” Hook

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Frank R. “Bob” Hook

Age ge 70, of Roanoke, WV, formally of Malone and Liberty NY, passed away Saturday, July 20, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born July 13, 1943: son of the late Frank E. and Marie (Knight) Hook.

On May 14, 1983 he married Cindy L. Hillriegel, who survives. They celebrated 30-years of marriage together.

He is survived by his children, David Hook and companion, Sandy Deckelman, Pamela (Frank) Yoli, Jeremiah (Christy) Hook, Chuck Porter and fiance, Erin Roberts, all of Liberty, NY; grandchildren, Jessica Bagailuk, Cody, Chase and Carson Hook, Ariella, Miranda and Karisa Yoli, and Kyle and Ryan Porter, all of NY.

Along with his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by one son, Robert.

Bob worked for the New York State Department of Corrections for 30-years as a corrections officer before making his home in WV.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed every opportunity he could to be hunting, fishing or 4-wheeling with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. He will be sadly missed by all, including his four-legged friend, Jake.

Arrangements have been made to return him to NY.

As of this time, no services for WV, have been made.

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