Obituaries | In Memory of

Obituaries, In Memory of

Bob “James Robert” Harris

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Bob “James Robert” Harris

Age 81, of Hustonville, KY, left his earthly home on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at his residence.

He was born on November 27, 1930 in Glenville, WV: son of the late George and Genevieve Stout Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Coleman Harris. Also surviving are two sons, Todd and Gene Harris, both of Hustonville KY; two daughters, Anna and husband, Gary Morris of Roanoke, WV; and Cindi Harris of Hustonville KY; one brother, Harold Eugene Harris of WV; three sisters, Isabelle Dailey, Anna Dean Davis and Betty Swadley all of Akron, Ohio; four grandchildren, Bailee Morris, Wyatt and Nicholas Harris and Parker Richards.

Mr. Harris was an avid farmer and an honored U.S. Army Veteran.

Visitation was held 5:00-7:30 PM on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at the W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland, KY, followed by a 7:30 PM, Funeral Service officiated by Brother Kevin Pittman.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, November 09, 2012 at the Smith Cemetery in Roanoke, WV with Father John Valentine officiating.

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

Melva G. Taylor

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Melva G. Taylor

Age 93, of Pennsboro, WV, passed away November 07, 2012, at Pineview Continuous Care in Harrisville with her family by her side.

She was born May 18, 1919 at Newberne, Gilmer County, WV, a daughter of the late Jackson Woodford Law and Alta Fay (Gordon) Law.

Mrs. Taylor was a cook for the Ritchie County School System and was a foster grandmother at Creed Collins Elementary for over 47 years. She was a graduate of Pennsboro High.

Melva was a member of the Pennsboro United Methodist Church where she sung in the choir and served on numerous administrative boards and vacation Bible School.

She was also a Ritchie County Belle.

Surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dale Schofield of Harrisville; two grandchildren: Melissa Holdren(Robby) of Marietta and David Schofield (Tina) of Millersburg, Ohio. She also leaves behind eight great grandchildren: Michael, Christina and Jamie Schofield of Millersburg, Ohio, Carol Ann Schofield of Westover, WV, Colten Holdren of OSU in Columbus, Ohio, Jacob, Carly and Joseph Holdren of Marietta and a great great granddaughter Grace Ann-Marie Schofield of Millersburg, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Frederick F. Taylor, son and daughter-in-law Denzil and Glenna Taylor and their unborn child who died when the Silver Bridge collapsed at Point Pleasant, WV in 1967, brother Verl Law and infant brothers Harold and Carrel Law.

Funeral services will be Saturday 1:00 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home,Pennsboro with Pastor Kelly Martin officiating.

Interment will follow at the IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville.

Visitation will be Friday 6:00-8:00 PM.

Bernard William Droppleman

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Bernard William Droppleman

Age 84, of US Highway 33 W Weston, WV, Pricetown community, passed away on Thursday, November 08, 2012 at the residence of a granddaughter Shannon Quesenberry following a brief illness.

He was born in St. Clair, WV on May 20, 1928: son of the late Joseph Droppleman and Mary (Pope) Droppleman.

He is survived by his companion of 58 years, Maxine Perkey of Pricetown, WV.

Also surviving are two daughters: Debbie (Buck) Rush and Crissy (Jack) Brown both of Weston, three grandchildren: Tammy Rush and fiance Denny McCauley, Rhonda (Bill) Vankirk and Shannon (Kevin) Quesenberry, four great grandchildren: Lindsey (Harry) Fisher, Zach Louk, Tori (James) Loar and Jerad Warner and one great great granddaughter: Isabella Fisher. Mr. Droppleman is also survived by an adopted son: Danny (Sandra) Mick of Weston. In addition to his parents, Bernard was preceded in death by one sister and one infant brother.

Mr. Droppleman was a painter and carpenter by trade. He was a graduate of Weston High School with the “Class of 1948.“

He was a catholic and attended St. Boniface Catholic Church of Camden, WV.

Bernard loved to play dominoes.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a sergeant during the Korean Conflict.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

A graveside services will follow visitation on Tuesday at 2:00 PM from the West Virginia National Cemetery of Pruntytown, WV with Father George Manjadi officiating.

Full Military Honors will be provided by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Bernard William Droppleman.

Nancy J. Jarvis

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Nancy J. Jarvis

Age 74, of Gassaway, WV, died November 02, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was born January 17, 1938 in Braxton County, WV a daughter of the late James E. and Ida Friend Case.

She was a Christian and a founding member of the First Baptist Temple, Gassaway.

She was secretary – treasurer of J.J. Jarvis, Inc. and 1955 graduate of Gassaway High School.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jerry J. Jarvis of Gassaway; son, Jerry M. Jarvis of Gassaway; one sister, Betty L. Case of Staten Island, NY; one brother, Gene Case of Gassaway; her devoted Pug, Mr. Bucs.

Service was at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Reverend Pat Green officiating.

Burial was in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Temple, P.O. Box 35, Gassaway, WV 26624.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Lucille L. “Lucy” Brown

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Lucille L. “Lucy” Brown

Age 77, of Burnsville, WV passed away Thursday, November 01, 2012.

She was born Sunday, March 10, 1935 in Chapmanville, WV a daughter of the late Andrew and Grace Ferrell Lunceford.

Lucy was a member of the Church of Christ of Gassaway, West Virginia.

Lucy is survived by her loving husband, Buster Brown. Surviving children are Darrell Brown, Burnsville, WV; William Brown, Philadelphia, PA; Sherry Brown, Burnsville, WV and Teresa McMahon, Follansbee, West Virginia. One brother, William Lunsford, Chapmanville, WV and two sisters; Elizabeth Jarrell, Savannah, Georgia and Mary Mullins, Chapmanville, WV also survive. Surviving grandchildren include Chad Brown, B.J. Brown, Tracey Facemire, Sheena White, Caitlin Brown, Teresa Brown, Danielle Anderson, Joshua Anderson, Phillip McMahon and Timothy McMahon. Great-grandchildren surviving are Makayla Brown, Kyler White, Caleb Brown and Parker McMahon.

Lucy will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and friend.

Funeral services for Lucy were held at 1:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012 at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home, Flatwoods, West Virginia with Rev. Danny Lambi officiating.

Burial followed the funeral service in Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters, WV.

Visitation was held Saturday evening, November 03, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home, Flatwoods, West Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

Marguerite Wade (nee Pickens)

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Marguerite Wade (nee Pickens)

Age 95, of Medina, Ohio passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012.

She was born in Gilmer County, WV, August 23, 1917, daughter of Lafayette Lee and Effie (Norris) Pickens.

She was a long time member of Glenville First Baptist Church and served as Treasurer of Job’s Temple Association for many years.

Marguerite served as Maintenance Secretary for the Berea City Schools for 16 years. Upon retirement she and her husband, Glen Wade returned to Glenville where she lived until 2008 when she moved to Medina, Ohio with her daughter Peggy.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Oaklief of Medina, Ohio, Linda Braffitt of Manchester, NH, and Son-in-law Ed Wetzel of Smithsburg, MD. Seven grandchildren, Mark Oaklief (Maureen), Kim Sweeney (B.J.), Sheri Hogue (Bob), Becky Snyder (Terry), Bill Wetzel, R.J. Braffitt (Leigha), and Nathan Braffitt. She was also a loving Great Grandmother of 11.

Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Glen Wade, her daughter Carolyn Wetzel (Ed) and her son Bill Wade.

A memorial service will be held November 10, 2012 at the Glenville First Baptist Church, Glenville, WV.

Visitation at 12:00 PM, Service at 1:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to Glenville First Baptist Church or Job’s Temple Association.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Marguerite E. Wade with arrangements.

Layton Dale Heckert

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Layton Dale Heckert

Age 90, of Frametown, WV, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on November 04, 2012 at his residence.

He was born on December 23, 1921 in Gilmer County, WV to the late Harl and Stella Shaffer Heckert.

Layton was a mechanic for 39 years for Mon Power.

He was a former deacon and member of Webster Springs Baptist Church and Sutton Baptist Church and is a deacon and member of Hope Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Dollia Dalene Ashcraft, brother, Eugene Hackert.

Layton is survived by his wife Genevieve Swiger Heckert, and Tena Criner and husband Newman of Gassaway, WV whom Layton and Genevieve raised, brothers, Kenneth Hackert of Weston, WV, Dwight Osborne and Dwayne Osborne both of Jane Lew, WV, sister, Wanda Adams of Weston, WV, grandchildren, Trisha Spell and husband Charles, Aimee Tucker and husband Keith, Rebecca Davis and husband Kaleb, great grandchildren, Bethany Dempsey, Alexis Spell, Bryson Dale Spell, Gynna Huddleston, Lauren Hanna, Jackson Davis, Chance Davis.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday November 07, 2012 at Hope Baptist Church, Frametown with the Rev. Rich Demastus and Rev. Rodney Heckert officiating.

Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston, WV.

Friends may call 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday November 06, 2012 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

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

Helen Lois Bramer Jones

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Helen Lois Bramer Jones

Age 91 of Elkins, West Virginia, formerly of Kanawha Drive Community, Gilmer County, West Virginia, departed this life at 1:30 AM, Tuesday October 30, 2012 in the Valentine’s Personal Care Home in Elkins, WV.

She was born May 29, 1921 in Harrison County, West Virginia, daughter of the late Okey J. and Annabelle Shaver Bramer.

Helen retired from the Gilmer County Board of Education in the school system Food Service Division. She was instrumental in introducing a satellite program for one central hot lunch center, and were then distributed out to surrounding High Schools. This was for the hot part of the meal only. Other parts were prepared at the respected schools. This was the 1st program of its kind implemented in the United States.

She was extremely active in 4-H where she was a 4-H leader for several years.  Helen enjoyed quilting , canning,  being a homemaker, and doing quilling art (ancient art form).  Her work has been displayed and sold at Tamarak in southern West Virginia.

Helen was a member of the Presbyterian Women, where she was a member of the Glenville Presbyterian Church for over 52 years.

She left school when she was 17 to get married, although she earned her GED and at age 50 started college classes at Glenville State College where she would now be a junior. She took advantage of all the years she could.

On June 22, 1938 she was united in marriage to Hershall Jones who survives at the same personal care home in Elkins.

Surviving is one daughter and three sons; Dianna L. Ryan and husband Roy of Elkins, WV, Douglas L. Jones and wife Winnie of Newark, Ohio, Dexter L. Jones and wife Carolyn of Beckley, West Virginia, and Dennis L. Jones and wife Sharon of Spring, Texas. Two sisters also survive, Mildred Winters of Bonita, California, and Martha Hammitt of Clarksburg, West Virginia.

There are ten grandchildren, twenty one great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild surviving.

Along with her parents, Helen was preceded in death by; one son Okey Lawson, three brothers, Okey, Wade, and Roy Bramer, and two sisters, Nellie Williams and Mariolive Cummings.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Glenville, WV, at 11:00 AM, Monday November 05, 2012 with Rev. Charles Ringe and Rev. Joyce Ann Fast officiating.

Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville, WV.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 PM, Sunday at the Mortuary.

Contributions may be made to the Gilmer County Senior Citizens.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Helen Lois Jones with arrangements.

Herman Marks

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Herman Marks

Age 90, passed away on November 02, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, after a courageous battle with heart disease.

He was born in Gilmer County, WV, the son of the late Perry William and Ella May (Dobbins) Marks.

Herman was a graduate of Normantown High School and had taken classes from Glenville State College. After high school, he was in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, serving in Africa and Italy under General Mark Clark. He also received the following medals: Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon.

Herman was a postmaster in Rosedale, WV, from 1948 to 1960. From 1960 until his retirement in 1981, he was employed at the Parkersburg, WV, and Vienna, WV, post offices.

Herman was a volunteer with Camden Clark Medical Center for several years.

He had previously been ordained as a Deacon at the age of 28 at Rosedale Baptist Church. Later, he was a very active member of Grace Baptist Church, and played an integral role in the design and construction of the new worship facility at the church. He also served as a Trustee and Sunday school teacher. He served as a Deacon at Grace Baptist Church, and also was the chairman of deacons and a part of the pulpit company. He was also a member of the Missions and State Executive Committees of the Southern Baptists of WV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Marks, whom he married on December 29, 1945; three brothers, Porter (Morene), Paul (MaryLouise) and Ernest Lee Marks; and five sisters, Laura Moss (Clarence), Edna Sawyers (Dwight), Beatrice Skidmore (Lantie), Ermal Wilfong (Russell) and Cloteel Marks.

Surviving is his daughter, Elizabeth Jean Simmons (Randy) of Parkersburg, WV; his son, David H. Marks (Beverly) of New Bern, NC; four grandchildren, Nathan P. Simmons (Patricia) and Justin A. Simmons (Jymme), all of Parkersburg, WV, A. Rene Lewis (Cory) of New Bern, NC, and Melissa M. Marks of Parkersburg, WV; six great-grandchildren, Haley R. Simmons and Scarlett A. Simmons, Shayla C. Marks and Kendell D. Marks, all of Parkersburg, WV, and Chelsea and Cory “C.J.“ Lewis Jr. of New Bern, NC; his sister, Marie White of Elyria, Ohio; sister-in-law, Faye Marks of Littleton, CO; several nieces and nephews; and a special daughter, Angelita Garcia.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, with the Rev. Todd Hill officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Joseph Hamil

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Joseph Hamil

Age 73, of Little Birch, WV, passed away at his home on October 20, 2012.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Billie Sue Long Hamil; son, Robert Hamil and Kim; daughter, Laura Green and husband, Joe; sister, Betty Brietbard of New York City, Grandchildren, Nancy Mulhare, Kathleen Mulhare, Joseph Green, James Green, Sam Green and one great granddaughter, Ashton Green.

Waiting to welcome him were parents, Michael and Frances Howe Hamil; sister, Violet and brothers, William, Andrew, and Michael.

Joseph was born October 30, 1938, during the radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. He grew up and worked in New York City and moved to WV in 1993 when he retired from the NYC Subway System. He was a Marine, an avid fisherman, a 20 year Boy Scout leader, tenant association organizer and vice president, a founder for the preservation of the 1889 one room Windy Run School, a 16 year volunteer at St. Michaels Mission Food Pantry and thrift store, and an organizer of Encore, a thrift store for the people. Joe was a 40 year member of the Cornucopia Masonic Lodge in NYC.

He was a devout Catholic.

Services were held at 8:00 PM Monday, October 22, 2012, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Father Dominikus Baok officiating.

Friends called two hours prior to the service.

In Joe’s memory, donations of food or money may be made to Encore, 229 River St. Gassaway, WV 266241, for the holiday food baskets.

Randy K. Gregory

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Randy K. Gregory

Age 53, of Elyria, OH, passed away Tuesday, October 09, 2012, following a brief illness.

He was born in Glenville, WV, October 28, 1958.

Randy loved to watch wrestling and the Cleveland Browns. He also enjoyed cartoons, cookouts and visiting family and friends.

He is survived by his siblings, Janice Clouser (Gene) of Oberlin, OH; Raymond (Janice) of Weston, WV; Sandy Clevenger (Don) of Shock, WV; Phyllis Coe (Donnie) of Titusville, FL; Allen (Diane) of Elyria, OH and Pamela Whilhelm of Elyria, OH and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orval and Evalee (nee Carder) Gregory and siblings, Delores Fisher, Leon Gregory and Margaret Sue Ellison.

Private internment will take place in Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Busch Funeral Home, Elyria, OH.

Nancita C “Nancy” Losh

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Nancita C “Nancy” Losh

Age 69 of Sand Fork, West Virginia, departed this life at 4:00 AM, Thursday November 01, 2012 in the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia following an extended illness.

She was born on April 19, 1943 in Braxton County, West Virginia, daughter of the late Wilkson B. and Pearl Hoover Brown.

On May 09, 1960 she was united in marriage to Lonnie Losh, who preceded her in death.

Nancy was a homemaker and Baptist by faith.

Surviving are 2 sons and one daughter; Darnell Brown and wife Marlyn of Cleveland, Ohio, Lonnie Losh Jr. and wife Christina of Clarksburg, WV,  and Michelle Smarr and husband Clint of Tanner, West Virginia.

Several brothers and sisters also survive; Minnie Phalen, Deb Wombles, Ferris Brown, Jack Parkins, Barbara Henderson, Dominick E. Brown, Deborah Womles, Robert Brown, Nick Brown, Pam Wireman, and Eugene Brown.

Along with her parents and husband, Nancy was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Brown, one brother, Joe Brown, and her step-mother Marjorie Brown.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Glenville, West Virginia, at 11:00 AM, Tuesday November 06, 2012 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Sand Fork Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 PM Monday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Nancy Losh with arrangements.

June Estelle Agostino

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June Estelle Agostino

Age 71, of Gassaway, WV passed away on Tuesday, 23rd of October 2012.

She was the wife of Joseph Agostino; beloved mother of Kathleen McLaughlin of Exchange, WV, Karen Robillard of Las Vegas, NV and Michael Joseph Agostino of Pittsburgh, PA; 12 grandkids, 3 great grandkids and 1 on the way; sister of Dorothy Baumer, Jackie Huggins, Joseph Short, Robert Short and Ron Short; sister of predeceased Joyce Pilat and Linda Carter. She also leaved behind her loyal dog, Dex and best friend, Esta Boggs.

She held on unselfishly to give her husband one last anniversary, a true testament of her character and magnificent display of her undying love for him.

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike

At June’s request her body was cremated.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Patty Marie Hicks

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Patty Marie Hicks

Age 79, of 28 Mayre Street of Weston, WV, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at her residence.

She was born in Weston on February 23, 1933: daughter of the late Sherman J. Bean and Flora (Butcher) Bean.

On December 16, 1950 she married William L. “Wimpy” Hicks, who preceded her in death on May 07, 1996.

Mrs. Hicks is survived by three sons: William L. Hicks and wife, Sheila and Timothy E. Hicks and wife, Susan, both of Jane Lew and David L. Hicks and wife, Tammy of Tampa, FL, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by five brothers, Raymond Bean and wife, Anna Mae, Hubert Bean, Sherman “Dick” Bean and wife, Jean and Jerry Bean and wife, Carol, all of Weston and Robert “Bob” Bean of Goldsboro, NC; four sisters, Betty (Bean) Brumley of Weston, Ellen (Bean) Cool of Cannonsburg, PA, Maxine (Bean) Harris and husband, Eugene of Ravenna, Ohio and Margaret (Bean) Bodkin of Good Hope; several nieces and nephews and her beloved companion pet, Popeye.

In addition to her parents and husband, William “Wimpy”, Patty was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Hicks worked at the Jane Lew Glass Factory and retired from Crestview Nursing Home of Jane Lew.

She was a member of the Broad Run Baptist Church of Jane Lew.

Patty lived for her family and loved her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, October 26, from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 27, at 10 AM, from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Jerry Bean officiating.
Interment followed services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to be in charge of arrangements for Patty Marie Hicks.

Janice L. Clouser (nee Gregory)

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Janice L. Clouser (nee Gregory)

of Oberlin, Ohio, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 following a long illness.

Janice was born May 06, 1941 in Glenville, West Virginia.

She lived in Elyria prior to moving to Oberlin 26 years ago.

Janice was a member of the Elyria AMVETS Post #32 Auxiliary and the Oberlin V.F.W. Post #6273 Auxiliary. She loved playing cards and traveling to casinos. Janice especially loved her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Gene, to whom she was married 47 years; two sons, Charles Clouser and his companion Nini of Lorain and Roger Clouser and his wife Sherry of Lagrange; one daughter, Regina and her husband Tony Belfiore of Elyria; two brothers, Raymond and his wife Janice Gregory of Weston, West Virginia, Allan and his wife Diane Gregory of Elyria; three sisters, Phyllis and her husband Don Coe of Titusville, Florida, Sandra and her husband Donald of West Virginia and Pam Wilhelm of Elyria; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orval and Evelyn (nee Carter) Gregory; and by two brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call Friday, November 02, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the funeral Home. Rev. Ralph Krall of the Lagrange United Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.

Memorial contributions in Janice’s memory may be given to the Lagrange United Methodist Church.

Mary Ann Hardbarger

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Mary Ann Hardbarger

Age 72, of Elizabeth, WV, departed this life at 8:04 AM, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital , Parkersburg, WV following an extended illness.
She was born August 03, 1940 in Gilmer County, WV, a daughter of the late Floyd and Loreeta Self Peters.
Mary Ann had numerous jobs, the last being with Pennzoil as a secretary.  She really enjoyed life, she played the piano and sang at several churches and nursing homes or wherever they needed someone; she was very talented in arts, crafts and jewelry making; and was a homemaker and mother.

She attended the Bethel Baptist Church at Elizabeth.
She is survived by her husband Roger Hardbarger who survives at their Elizabeth home.
Also surviving:  a daughter, Lisa Groves and husband Carl of Elizabeth; 2 sons, James Lynn Thompson of Pullman, WV; and Eddie Joe Perine and wife Autumn of Parkersburg, WV; 3 brothers and 1 sister survive, Richard Peters of West Milford, WV; John Peters of Craigsville, WV; Mike Peters, Linn, WV and Sharon Radcliff of Jane Lew, WV.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Carl, Lynn and Joe Peters and one sister, Nina Pyles.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Rock Grove United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 03, 2012 with Rev. James Brunty and Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating.

Burial will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1:00-2:00 PM, Saturday (one hour prior to services) at the Church.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc.  is assisting the family of Mary Ann Hardbarger with arrangements.

Rosa Bell Bush

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Rosa Bell Bush

Age 87, of Massillon, Ohio, formerly of Burnsville, WV, passed away, Friday, October 26, 2012 at Hospitality House Care Center, Ohio.

Rosa Bell was born on Friday, December 05, 1924 in Burnsville, WV a daughter of the late James Thomas Barrett and Vada Agnes Tomblin Barrett.

She attended Sarah Care of Belden and enjoyed working puzzles.

Rosa Bell was preceded in death by her husband Clyde W. Bush, one brother and two sisters. She is survived by her sons; Jerry (Debra) Bush, Massillon, Ohio, Clyde Bush, Jr., Burnsville, WV and Rick (Helen) Bush of Copen, WV; daughters, Louise (Tom) Ratliff, Burnsville, WV, Barbara Smith, Charleston, WV, Connie (Jack) Posey, Flatwoods, WV and Margie (Tom) Mills, Buckhannon, WV. Surviving sisters are Elizabeth Snyder, Weston, WV and Jean (Robert) Allen of Burnsville, WV.

Grandchildren surviving Rosa Bell are Michael Bush, Amy Bush, James Bush, Daniel Bush, Jody Bush, Roberta Losh, P.J. Posey and Michaela Mills. Surviving step-grandchildren include Stephen Keener and Laura Keener. Great-grandchildren surviving are Alanys Bush, Mark and Mya Losh. Step great-grandchildren surviving are Billy and Dustin Keener, Misty Keener and Summer Jamison.

Funeral services were held for Rosa Bell on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home, Flatwoods, WV with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral service in K of P Cemetery, Burnsville, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening, October 29, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stark County Humane Society, Post Office Box 7077, Canton, Ohio 44705.

The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Hospitality House and Harbor Lights Hospice for their excellent care and compassion to both Rosa Bell and her family.

Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home, Flatwoods, WV is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby R. Conrad

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Bobby R. Conrad

Age 81, of Burnsville, WV, passed away, Saturday, September 29, 2012, in Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

He was born Tuesday, March 17, 1931, in Napier, WV, a son of the late Teddy Conrad and Mamie Williams Conrad.

He was retired from Penn Line. Bobby also enjoyed coon hunting.

Bobby is preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Conrad; two brothers, Earl Conrad and Gene Conrad; two sisters, Retha Conrad and Ollie Lloyd. He is survived by one brother, Harley Conrad, Camden-on-Gauley, WV, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Bobby were held at Stocker-Sizemore Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 03, 2012, at 2:00 PM with Reverend Ronzel Roberts officiating.

Burial followed the service in Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters, WV.

Friends called at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.

Stockert-Sizemore funeral Home, Flatwoods, WV, was in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara Jane Floyd Taylor

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Barbara Jane Floyd Taylor

Age 73, of Hardy, VA reached up to take her heavenly father’s hand on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM at her home with family and friends by her side.

She was born in Sutton, WV on July 04, 1939, a daughter of the late Dorothy Skidmore Floyd and Von Floyd and was a retired court reporter with the United States Federal Courts for 40 years.

Surviving is her loving husband of 38 years, Donnie O’dell Taylor; three sons, Carlos Taylor and wife, Jean, Donald Taylor and wife, Teresa, Jimmy Taylor and wife, Monica; Seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A nephew, Herbie and wife, Judy; a niece, Nancy Jo and husband, Larry and also her beloved pets, Wendy, Lee Jackson, Gidget and Carley also survive her.

Funeral services were conducted at 12:00 Noon Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel with Dr. F. Tupper Garden officiating.

Interment followed in Evergreen Burial Park.

The family received friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel (540.982.2100).

Bernard L. Jarvis

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Bernard L. Jarvis

Age 77, of Chloe, WV, passed away October 23, 2012, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Cecil and Nell Arnold Jarvis.

He was a carpenter and U.S. Army Veteran.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Schlit of Arizona; sons, Bernard Jarvis Jr. of Arizona, Jeffrey Jarvis of Chloe and stepson Dale Brown of California; grandchildren, Michael Jarvis of Chloe and Justen Gregory of New Martinsville, WV as well as several others; sisters, Betty Smith of Mesa, AZ, Hope Schoolcraft of Orma, WV, Jean Holmes of Mesa, AZ, Helen Wayne of Elizabeth, WV, Alice Conley of Cayce, SC, Connie Rucker of Cottageville, WV and Donnie King of Ripley, WV; one brother, Don Jarvis of Arizona.

He is preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by sisters, Nelma Stump and Bernice Cornn and baby Katherine.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 03, 2012 at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, WV with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating.

Burial will follow in the Minnora Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:00 Noon until the time of the services on Saturday.

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