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Boy’s Life Cut Short in Domestic Violence Incident

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There is now a reminder for motorists traveling the interstate through Charleston.

West Virginia Division of Highways crews installed a memorial sign last Friday that is also meant to send a message to motorists about driving and domestic violence.

The blue and white sign says “Please Drive Safely—In Memory of Jahlil Clements.“

Clements, age 11, was struck and killed by a car in March. He was trying to flag down help for his mother who was being beaten at the time by Ethan Chic-Colbert.

Chic-Colbert, age 25, was convicted in July three counts of child neglect, one count of child neglect resulting in death and one count of domestic battery.

He was sentenced in August to up to 30 years in prison followed by 25 years of supervised probation.

The Jahlil Clements Foundation and a local domestic violence group sponsor the sign.

The sign is located along I-77 south at mile marker 100.

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Ruth Pierce Riddle

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Ruth Pierce Riddle

Age 96, of Auburn, WV, departed this life on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at her residence, following an extended illness.

Ruth was born February 3, 1916, in Ritchie County (Holbrook Community), a daughter of the late Baxter M. and Gracie M. (Britton) Pierce.

She spent her life as a loving homemaker for her family. She used her excellent skills in baking, quilting, sewing, and listening to earn the label as “Wonder Woman” for her family. She also was a very social lady in her community and was a dear wife and friend to her late husband.

She was a 68 year member of the Auburn United Methodist Church where she served as the secretary/treasurer and was also a member of the Auburn Women’s Society.

She is survived by her children, Bobby Riddle (Esther), Mt. Clare, WV; Daniel Riddle (Cindy), Spelter, WV, and Dortha Anderson (Jim), Auburn, WV; brother, Dean Patrick Pierce, Harrisville, WV; grandchildren, Beverly Lopreste (Jim); Terry Skinner (Rick); Larry Gregg (Deb); Cheryl Smith; Benji Riddle, and Bill Riddle (Jessica), along with 6 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Shirley S. Riddle, on March 03, 1993; daughter, Sharon Riddle; 5 brothers, 3 sisters and 2 grandchildren, Timothy Riddle and Jill (Riddle) Miles.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, October 25, 2012, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Ed Balis officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Union Cemetery near Summers, WV.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Steven Stanley Mazzagotte

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Steven Stanley Mazzagotte

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 28, 2012, Steven Stanley “Stan the Jewelry Man” Mazzagotte was called home. Stan leaves his father George; step-mother, Audrey; wife, Paula; step-sons, Anthony and Joshua; daughter, Kimberlie; granddaughter, Noelle; sister, Evon and her husband, Danny; sister, Debbie and her husband, Skip; cousin, Rob and his wife Barb; sister-in-law, Susan and her husband, John; mother-in-law, Maxine and “Aunt-in-law,” Caroline.

Stan was born in Pensacola, Florida on December 19, 1948. He enrolled in a silversmith class at a local college in 1974 and therein found his life’s work. Goldmakers, Inc. was founded in 1975 in Tampa, Florida.

In October 1997, Stan and Paula met online via America Online (AOL). Their first date was a Harley ride on November 5, 1997. Their courtship reads like a fairytale. Stan, always the incurable romantic, proposed on Valentine’s Day in 2001. He said that if a newly married couple went on a honeymoon then the newly engaged couple should also have a special celebration. Thus, Stan and Paula’s “sugarmoon” was born. They flew to Pittsburgh, rented a four-wheel drive truck and spent a week skiing and dining atop Snowshoe Mountain. On November 05, 2001 they were married in Barbados and honeymooned in the British Virgin Islands.

The jewelry business boomed and they came to West Virginia often as Paula’s family lives here. Nelson, Paula’s father became ill and the Mazzagotte’s took that as a sign to get out of the big crime-ridden city of Tampa and relocate to Glenville. Stan adopted the role of caretaker of the family property atop Nutter Run Hill; GoldMakers Jewelry replaced the Tampa Corporation and the rest, as they say, is history.

Stan was a genuine angel on Earth. Everything he touched was instantly improved; brighter; stronger; more vivid. He lived “out loud” and every second of every day to its’ fullest. His glass was never half empty. Those of us blessed enough to be within his reach were showered with his kindness, benevolence, thoughtfulness and love. A little bit of Stan’s heart and soul is encapsulated in each piece of the jewelry he designed. It is warming to know there are so many pieces out there with a little bit of Stan in each and every one of them. As Stan’s disease progressed, it weighed heavily on his heart to be unable to fulfill the creative needs of his community. He was a unique man with a unique gift and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

To pay tribute to this wonderful man, a Memorial Celebration of the Life of Stan Mazzagotte will be held at the Ellyson Mortuary in Glenville at 7:00 PM, Friday, October 26, 2012 led by Pastor Kenny Fisher.

Friends may gather from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. There will be slide shows, pictures, albums, etc. to honor and remember Stan. Pictures, jewelry, stories or anything you have which will share Stan’s talents, friendship, love, etc. are welcome. Anyone wishing to share a story or speak of Stan’s life will have that opportunity just after 7:00 PM.

Stan was very specific in NOT wanting a sad and solemn affair, but a CELEBRATION of his life. So please dress for a celebration, not a funeral. You know he will be with us in spirit!

As Stan was a recipient and strong supporter of First Baptist Church Cancer Fund, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to this worthwhile, county focused organization. There will be a basket for such donations or feel free to write Stan’s name on the memo line of your check and mail to First Baptist Church Cancer Fund, 217 East Main Street, Glenville, WV 26351.

Mary G. See

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Mary G. See

Age 80, of 365 Ranges Run Road Roanoke, West Virginia passed away at 7:15 AM in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Jane Lew.

She was born in Webster County, West Virginia on June 10, 1932 a daughter of the late Worth O. Bennett and Gertrude Boggs Bennett.

On October 22, 1952 she married Ralph W. See Jr, who proceeded her in death on October 31, 1992.

She was also proceeded in death by one sister Alta Lucille Bennett and three brothers Orris Summers Bennett, Worthy Hollis Bennett and William Ottis Bennett.

She is survived by one son Ralph Edward See and wife Darlene of Roanoke. Two granddaughters Mary Katherine “Kathy” See of Roanoke and Deanna Darlene See Shackleford and husband Cale of Linn, WV. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. see was a homemaker and worked beside her husband on the family farm. She loved to cook, garden, farming, photography and loved to sew.

She was a member of the Vandalia United Methodist Church and was a Sunday School teacher for years.

She was a 39 year member of the Vandalia Community Educational Outreach Service Club. She was a 64 year member of the Lewis County Farm Bureau. She was a past member of the Lewis and Upshur County Livestock Association.

Family will receive friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dwayne Brown officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston will be serving the family of Mary G. See.

Lloyd Richard “Dick” Stalnaker

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Lloyd Richard “Dick” Stalnaker

Age 83 of Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life at 9:08 AM, Monday, October 22, 2012 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, West Virginia, following a brief illness.

He was born April 16, 1929 at Letter Gap, Gilmer County, West Virginia, son of Wynona Brannon Stalnaker of Letter Gap, WV and the late Okey Stalnaker, Jr.

Dick attended Normantown High School and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a former truck driver, construction worker and farmer.

He delivered the Exponent/Telegram for several years, was a Tax Assessor in Gilmer County, where he was elected for 8 terms, and served for 29 1/2 years.

He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, member of the Glenville Lion’s Club, and Kanawha Drive Community Inc.

On November 21, 1947 Dick was united in marriage to Marito Furr Stalnaker who survives at their Kanawha Drive Farm.

Surviving are: 2 Sons, Michael Richard “Mike” Stalnaker and wife Terri of Glenville, WV and Patrick Lloyd “Pat” Stalnaker of Glenville, WV; 1 Granddaughter, Stacey Stalnaker of Glenville, WV; 1 Great-grandson, Jack Norman of Glenville, WV; 2 Brothers, Okey Lee Stalnaker and wife Margaret of Letter Gap, WV and Bill Stalnaker and wife Betty of Glenville, WV; 1 Sister-in-law, Audra Stalnaker of Letter Gap, WV.

Along with his father, he was preceded in death by: (1 brother) Gene Stalnaker and 1 Daughter-in-law, Robin Stalnaker.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville WV; at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 25, 2012.

Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery.

Friends may call 4:00-8:00 PM Wednesday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Dick Stalnaker with arrangements.

William Dawson Means

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William Dawson Means

Age 92, of 2736 U.S. Highway 33 West, Weston, WV, passed away on October 22, 2012 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

William was born on December 06, 1919 in Hurst, West Virginia, son of the late Willie Ervin Means ad Grace Truman (Sprouse) Means.

On December 10, 1947 he married Eva R. (Cox) Means who survives.

Mr. Means is also survived by three daughters Pat Bush and husband Bob of Weston, Debbie Blackstone and husband Larry of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Brenda Lydon of Weston. Also surviving are four grandchildren Brian L. Bush and fiancé Janell Starner, Breanna A. Wilson and husband Chris, Jessica Krohn and husband Ryan, and Brittany Parks and fiancé Jonathan Oates, three great-grandchildren Ethan and Jobie Bush, and Karli Krohn, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded death by one brother Fred O. Means and two sisters Virginia N. Means and Ruth Means.

Mr. Means was a retired well tender and compressor operator for Hope Gas Company. He was a graduate of Weston High School.

He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church on Straight Run in Lewis County where he was superintendent for almost fifty years.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army Air Force, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion both of Jane Lew.

Family will receive friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Alan Neal and Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Rock Grove Cemetery in Linn, WV with Full Military Honors conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for William Dawson Means.

Bret Alan Hinkle

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Bret Alan Hinkle

Age 48, of 9 Trolley Street, Jane Lew, WV, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at his residence.

He was born on January 02, 1964 in Weston, West Virginia, son of the late Jack Bayard Hinkle, Sr. and Judith Marie (Workman) Hinkle.

He is survived by two brothers Jack B. Hinkle, Jr. and wife Donna and Jess Hinkle and three sisters Cathy Bright and husband Roger, Teresa S. Wasielewski and husband Jim and Alicia Ann Stickel and husband Dan all of Jane Lew, West Virginia. In addition to his siblings Bret is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Brent enjoyed watching sports especially football and cheering for the WVU, he also enjoyed NASCAR his favorite driver was the intimidator Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Brent Also enjoyed watching the History Channel, and he worked as a carpenter.

Family will receive friends at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 3:00-8:00 PM.

Following visitation Mr. Hinkle will be cremated and a private family service will be held at Snyder Cemetery with Pastor Wease Day officiating.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is proud to be in charge of arrangements for Bret Alan Hinkle.

Artha Ellen Gay

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Artha Ellen Gay

Age 94 of Harrisville, WV, went to be with the Lord on October 20, 2012.

She was born April 09, 1918 at Hampton, Upshur County, the daughter of the late Retes Lee and Icy Wright Casto.

She was educated in Upshur County Schools and retired as a school lunch cook in Upshur County.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Howard F. Gay; one son, Richard O. Gay; one brother and two sisters.

She was much loved and will be missed by her daughter, Sue Gay, of Flat Rock, NC; daughter-in-law, Eva Farnsworth Gay of Harrisville; five grandsons, Dale (Deloris), Richard, Russell, Scott and Christopher (Virginia) Gay all of Harrisville; six great-grandchildren, Heather, Matthew and Allison Gay, Morgan Gay, and Samantha Gay all of Harrisville, and Tiara Gay of Louisiana, as well as her cousin Ronald Casto of Ellenboro.

Mrs. Gay had been a Christian since the age of ten and was a member of Riddles Chapel in Harrisville.

At her request, her body was cremated.

Burial will be in the Hampton Church Cemetery in Upshur County.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 04, 2012 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Dan Martin officiating.

Artus Norwood Wilkinson

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Artus Norwood Wilkinson

Age 80, of Smithville, WV, died October 21, 2012 at CCMH, St. Joseph’s Campus, Parkersburg.

She was born October 12, 1932 at Sissonville, WV, the daughter of the late Otto and Garnet Lewis Jones.

Mrs. Wilkinson was a homemaker who loved baking, cooking and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She attended Pike Church of God and was a member of Smithville CEO’s.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Wilkinson, Sr.; sons, Roger Wilkinson of Smithville, WV, and Billy L. Wilkinson, Jr. (Cindy) of Glasgow, WV; daughter Myrtle Washington of Pettyville; brother, James R. Jones (Wanda) of Murray, KY; and sister-in-law, Juanita Mullins of Montgomery, WV; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Alice Marie Jones and Winifred L. Jones.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 25, 2012 at King Knob UM Church Cemetery, near Harrisville with Evang. Rose Garrett officiating.

Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville is assisting the family.

Linda L. Jackson

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Linda L. Jackson

Age 69, of Cisco Road, Cairo, WV, departed this life under the loving care of her family on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at her home on the Jackson Farm.

She went home to be with our Lord and Savior and several loved ones.

She was born October 28, 1942, at Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of the John Clifford Windom and Missouri Windom and John Six.

Linda a loving wife, wonderful mother, mamie and J&J Timbers helper.

She was a member of the North Fork Baptist Church, Racy, WV and Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 39, Cairo, WV.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Deidra K. Boston and husband, Bobby, Cairo, WV; one granddaughter, Whitney Renee Boston, Cairo, WV; brothers and sister, Rodney Windom and wife Debbie, Jane Simmons, and Ronald Six and wife Barbra all of Harrisville and special nieces and nephews, Scott Windom and wife Ellie, Courtney Windom, Kim and Deana Simmons and Kristi Steed and husband Fred, and a loving companion Trixie and special friends the Boone Family, Stacey Davis and her church family.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband whom she married June 3, 1961, Lawrence J. Jackson; one brother John Six and a special nephew Joe Simmons. A special thank you to Dr. John Beane and staff and her loving caregivers.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 21, 2012, at the North Fork Baptist Church, Racy, WV, at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Danny McVey and Darrell Farley officiating.

Internment was in the Cairo, I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Cairo, WV.

Friends called from 1:30-8:00 PM, Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, and one hour prior to services at the North Fork Baptist Church.

Memorials to the life of Linda Jackson are preferred to the North Fork Baptist Church, 1598 Cisco Road Cairo, WV, 26337.

Homer Allen Miller

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Homer Allen Miller

Age 82, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2012, at Hillside Nursing Center, where he had resided for the past six years.

Homer was born in Duck, Braxton County, WV on September 29, 1930, to the late Clarence Ray Miller and Hazel Audry Frame Miller.

He was a graduate of Bristol High School, WV, with the class of 1949. He was employed at Kaiser Aluminum, later known as International Converters, Belpre, Ohio, from April 1958 until he retired in 1994.

He married Joetta Boyce, September 27, 1951 and served in the Marines from November 1951 until November 1953.

He resided in Marietta, Ohio most of his life.

He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, July 1963.

Surviving are his wife, Joetta Boyce Miller; daughter, Linda Miller Abbott and her husband Mark of Knightdale; son, Garry Allen Miller and his wife Michelle of Daly City, CA; one granddaughter, Amanda Abbott; four grandsons, Dustin, Benjamin, Matthew and Ethan Miller; three great-grandchildren, Alex Olea, Alicia and Amilee Abbott.

In addition to his parents, Homer was preceded in death by a daughter, Tamra Lynn Miller; and sister, Leah Ferrando and husband David.

Jimmy Lee Demastus, Jr.

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Jimmy Lee Demastus, Jr.

Age 46, of Diana, WV passed away October 17, 2012 at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV.

He was born April 27, 1966 in Sutton, WV, the son of Carol Skinner and Jimmy Demastus, Sr.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his sister, Crystal Garvin.

He is survived by his mother and step father, Carol Skinner and Larry Brammer of Diana, WV, father and step mother, Jimmy Demastus, Sr. and Lucille of Sutton, brother, Richard Garvin of Little Birch, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

Burial will follow at the Garvin Cemetery, Diana, WV.

Friends may call 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, October 22, 2012 at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ella Mae Gherke

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Ella Mae Gherke

Age 91, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012, in a local care center.

Ella Mae Hatchell was born on July 25, 1921, in Denham Springs, LA, to Norman E. Hatchell and May Miller Hatchell.

She married Carlos Gherke on October 31, 1945 in Denham Springs, LA and he preceded her in death on December 26, 1992.

She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Baptist.

Survivors include daughters, Cynthia Johnson of Breckenridge and Betty Huelsebusch of Kingwood; sons, Richard Gherke of Longview, Michael Gherke of Glenville, WV, Wayne Gherke and wife, Peggy of Fayetteville, WV, and Zane Gherke and wife, Betty of Vienna, WV; brother, N.E. Hatchell of Denham Springs, LA; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service with Rev. Charles West officiating will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home Chapel of Memories.

Interment will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home of Breckenridge

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 16, Breckenridge, TX 76424 or the donor’s favorite charity.

James P. “Hogie” Garnett Jr.

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James P. “Hogie” Garnett Jr.

Passed in his home on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.  “No need for introduction everyone knows him.”

Hogie loved playing and watching sports and spending time with his friends.

He was 2012 inductee into the James Monroe High School Hall of Fame.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Glenville State College.

Survivors include his daughters, Jaime E. Moran and husband Albert and Whitney B.R. Garnett and fiancé Daniel; mother of his children, Beatrice T. Verna; sisters Nancy McPhatter and husband Franklin and Beverly Garnett; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents James P. Garnett Sr. and Margaret Garnett.

A celebration of his life will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, October 21 at the Knights of Pythias, 330 Wallace Ln., Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Memorials may be made in memory of “Hogie” to the James Monroe High School Athletic Dept, 2300 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

“No need for introduction everyone knows him.”

He led the 1972/1973 GSC basktball team to the NAIA Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri and he was just a super athlete.

He was known as Turk while he played at GSC.

Paul K. Silcott

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Paul K. Silcott

Age 94, of Weston, WV, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at the WV Veteran’s Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, WV.

He was born on December 25th, 1917, in Newburg, WV, the son of the late Guy and Laura Silcott.

Paul lived a long and full life. He attended school in Newburg, WV and graduated from WVU. He taught Vocational Agriculture in both Wirt and Lewis Counties, and was elected to the WV Vocational Agriculture Hall of Fame.

He was a Veteran of WWII, a 53 year Master Mason, Aurora Lodge #43, Newburg, WV, former president of the Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Fellow award. He was also president of the Lewis Co. Heart Society, and a charter member of the Stonewall Jackson Jubilee Committee.

Paul was an active member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, singing in the choir for 50+ years, and was treasurer of the Men’s Group for several years.

He was also active in various community choirs and plays. Loving music, he was always available to sing! Also loving to eat, he was a daily visitor to the Lewis County Senior Center, enjoying fellowship, food, and musical programs.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Ashby, three brothers; George, Carl, Bill Silcott, one sister, Hilda Ervin, and one great-grandson, Jacob Curry.

He is survived by two daughters; Margaret (Peg) McCauley and husband, Ronald, of Buckhannon; Connie McNair and husband Gary, of Leland, NC and one son, Larry Silcott and wife, Rosanna, of Weston.

Surviving are also seven grandchildren: Jenny (Greg) Curry, (Lewisburg); Jan (Joe) Michael, (Parsons); Whitney (Chris) Haught, (Weston); Lindsay (John) Fowkes, (Morgantown); Nathan Silcott, (Knoxville, TN); Ashlea (David) Mulhall, (Shawnee, KS); and Chris McNair, (Albuquerque, NM). He is also survived by nine great grand-children.

Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 PM, on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:00 PM, at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 3rd Street, Weston, with the Reverend Ronald McCauley Officiating.

Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Matthew Men’s Group, 3rd St. Weston, WV 26452, or the Lewis Co. Senior Center, West Second St., Weston, WV 26452

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