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Rev. William “Bill” Griffin

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Rev. William “Bill” Griffin

Age 83, of Sutton, WV went home to be with the Lord on April 23, 2012.

He was born on September 24, 1928 in Sutton to the late Alice Griffin.

Bill obtained his License to preach from Duke University in 1972. He was a United Methodist Minister at Spruce Lick and Centralia United Methodist Church’s and several other Methodist Church’s in Braxton County during his career. He was Chaplin for Braxton Memorial Hospital and Braxton Health & Rehabilition Center for many years. He was a 1948 Graduate of Sutton High School and a Army Veteran and served during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW Post.

He is preceded in death by his mother, sister; Virginia Riffle, brother; Bob Griffin.

Bill is survived by his loving wife; Unamae Griffin, sons; Timothy Griffin & wife Cathy of Gassaway, WV, Farrell Crites and wife Erma of Sutton, WV, grandchildren; Andrew, Hannah and Jacob Griffin, William Crites and wife Miranda, Clinton Crites and wife Heather and great-grandchildren; Jewelienne, Jaydrien, Peyton and Trevor Crites. Also several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday April 27, 2012 at Sutton Baptist Church, Sutton with Rev. Doug Smailes and Rev. Basil Hensley officiating.

Military graveside rites with American Legion Post #33 will follow at Harris Cemetery, Bug Ridge Road near Sutton.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Church.

The family request donations to: Spruce Lick United Methodist Church 350 Wolfe Creek Sutton, WV 26601.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Griffin family

Michelle Jean Parks

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Michelle Jean Parks

Age 52, of Ellenboro, WV passed away, Monday, April 23, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born October 01, 1959 in Richwood, WV, the daughter of the late Virgil and Betty Robertson Nichols.

She was a 1977 graduate of Harrisville High School and attended Glenville State College.

She was a member of Ellenboro Chapter 20 Order of the Eastern Star, and a Methodist by faith.

She had worked as office manager at Lucky Eye Care, Ellenboro and volunteered for the Ritchie County Humane Society.

Shelly is survived by her husband of 31 years, Steven Craig Parks, daughters, Erin Parks of Morgantown, Ashley Ginanni (Joseph) of Pennsboro, and Danielle Parks of Belpre, OH; three grandchildren, Tristen and Giuliana Ginanni and Ava Gizzi; sister, Sheryll Jameson (Mel); nieces, Melanie Edwards and Shannon Cress; great-nieces, Madeline Edwards and Olivia Cress; and great-nephews, Griffin and Connor Edwards and Kellen Cress.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 27, 2012 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Dan Martin officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Finch, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Donations in Shelly’s memory may be sent to: Ritchie County Humane Society, PO Box 194, Harrisville, WV 26362, or American Cancer Society, PO Box 4451, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

Freda Mae Cottrell Falls Bugden

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Freda Mae Cottrell Falls Bugden

Age 75 of Arnoldsburg, WV, went home to be with the Lord at 4:27 PM April 21, 2012 surrounded by loving family and friends.

She was the daughter of the late Noah and Fronia Jones Cottrell, born May 07, 1936. She was a hardworking homemaker, a loving mother.

She was a faithful member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church.

She is survived by five children of Arnoldsburg, WV, sons, Russell and Rickie Falls and daughters, Linda Patterson, Mary McCumbers and Judy Stanford.

Also surviving are twelve siblings, Greta and Cliff Bargeloh of Parkersburg, Donald and Mary (King) Cottrell of West Lafayette, OH; Mildred and Rev. Glenville McBride, Sr. of Parkersburg, Calvin and Nancy (Groves) Cottrell of Siers Run, David Cottrell of Arnoldsburg, Randall and Cindy Hoskins Cottrell of Spring Run, Vera Johnson of Crummies Creek, Loretta and Jack Bishop of Spring Run, Kathy and Bernard Starcher of Elizabeth, WV; Carol and Victor Summers of Crummies Creek, Connie and Bradley Hoskins of Spring Run and Gerald Cottrell of Arnoldsburg; fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and other surviving relatives.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Evert Lee Falls in March of 1993 and Raymond Bugden in October 2010; one daughter Norma Helmick of Nicut, WV in March of 2004; one grandson, Derald Glen Patterson of Nicut in October 2011, two brothers Melvin Cottrell of Crummies Creek in January 2012, Darrell Cottrell of Minnora, WV in August 1992, and one infant sister, Marie.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg.

Rev. Glen McBride, Sr. and Rev. Glen McBride, Jr. will officiate.

Interment will be in the Falls-Siers Cemetery at Arnoldsburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday.

Rosemary (Baugh) Lamm

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Rosemary (Baugh) Lamm

Age 84, of Jane Lew, WV, formerly of Clarksburg, WV, died on Sunday, April 22, 2012 in United Hospital Center of Bridgeport following a brief illness.

She was born on September 8, 1927 in Grafton: daughter of the late Lewis F. and Lois (Smith) Baugh.

On August 16, 1946 in Oakland, MD, she married Darce W. Lamm, who preceded her in death in 1997.

Rosemary is a 1945 graduate of Grafton High School. She briefly attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and began work at Union Protestant Hospital in March of 1961, working as a surgery Tech from 1964 to 1969. She graduated in 1971 from Salem College with an associates degree in Nursing. Rosemary finished her nursing career working in ICU at United Hospital Center since 1975 and retiring in 1996.

Mrs. Lamm is survived by one daughter: Sheila (Donald) Reel of Jane Lew, four grandchildren: Dr. Adam(Lisa) Stout of Ashland, OH, Diana (Mike) Garrett and Lora (Nicky) Butcher of Weston, and Ben Stout(Friend-Johanna) of Clarksburg and 3 great grandchildren: Marissa and Austin Stout and J. W. Garrett. In addition to her parents and husband, Darce.

Mrs. Lamm was preceded in death by one sister: Betty Lee Rice of Morgantown and one daughter: Elaine Lamm, who died at birth.

Rosemary was a member of the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church of Jane Lew.

Also she was a member of the Gee Lick CEOS, the Rebekah Lodge, retired Union Protestant Nurse’s Association and American Legion Auxillary of Jane Lew. She will be truly missed.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Bonnie Starkey officiating.

Interment will follow services in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Quiet Dell, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Rosemary (Baugh) Lamm.

Ryan M. Scott

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Ryan M. Scott

Age 29, of Smithville, WV, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, WV, following an auto accident.

He was born June 01, 1982, at Parkersburg, WV, the son of Leonard Scott Jr., of Elizabeth, WV, and Nedra Riggins of Pennsboro, WV.

He was employed as a log grader and buyer for Industrial Timber and Lumber Company of Belington, WV.

Ryan was a member of the Upper Steer Run Baptist Church of Gilmer County.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his parents he is survived by one sister, Erin Scott, Parkersburg, WV; paternal grandmother, Dicie Scott, Smithville, WV, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Elder Harlen and Hazel Alltop, paternal grandfather, Leonard Scott Sr., and one uncle Jim Gill.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 23, 2012 from the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV at 1:00 PM with the Elder Roger Stewart officiating.

Burial will follow in the King Knob Cemetery, Mahone, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Sunday, April 22, 2012 and after 9:00 AM on the day of the service.

Wilma Berniece Sampson

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Wilma Berniece Sampson

Age 73, of Orma, WV, passed away April 16, 2012 at Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility in Parkersburg, WV.

She was born October 15, 1938, in Calhoun County, WV, a daughter of the late Arnold and Lydia Bailey Dobbins.

Wilma had worked as a home healthcare giver and retired as a CNA at Eagle Pointe. She was a devoted mother and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Kimberly (Dennis) Houchin of Orma, WV and Dawnetta (Ronnie) Gordon of Lawrenceville, VA; two sons, Mike (Mary) Sampson of Arnoldsburg, WV and Tim (Debbie) Sampson of Grantsville, WV; one sister, Eleanor Evans of Vienna, WV; one brother, Stan (Barbara) Dobbins of Jewett, OH; ten grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Hopkins; and one brother, Junior Dobbins.

Memorial services will be conducted 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St. Parkersburg, WV with Pastor Carl Marks officiating.

Interment will follow at Minnora Cemetery in Calhoun County at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will be 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

U. Travis Hoover

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U. Travis Hoover

Age 83, of Harrisville, WV, died at home on April 22, 2012 following an extended illness.

He was born September 01, 1928 at King Knob, WV, the son of the late Randolph (Ranty) and Abigail Sinnett Hoover.

He served in the US Marine Corps from 1951-1953 stateside during the Korean Conflict.

He retired from the Ritchie County Board of Education with 33 years of service. He then became self-employed for a number of years.

Travis is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma D. Bumgardner Hoover; two sons, Michael (Debbie) of St. Marys, and Patrick (Helen) of Harrisville; one daughter, Kimberly (Jim) Adams of Hazelgreen; two granddaughters, Mandy (Bronson) Shanley of Wheeling, Stacy (Terry) Kimball of Waverly; seven great-grandchildren, Abigail, Grace, Addison and Adelaide Shanley, and Ean, Anna and Olivia Kimball; several step-grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was the last member of his generation, preceded in death by four brothers, John, Bill, Mutt (Doyle), Buck (Burdette) and two sisters, Edra and Dorothy.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and playing pool. Although not a member, he graciously gave of himself and his time during construction and repairs to the church as needed.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Michael Hoover and Elder Patrick Hoover officiating.

Burial will follow in the King Knob UM Church Cemetery with military rites by Harris-Ritchie Post 3554 VFW.

Friends may call at the funeral home, Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Ruby Davis Marsh

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Ruby Davis Marsh

Age 93, of St. Albans, WV died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Broadmore Assisted Living, Hurricane.

She was born April 22, 1919 at Glenville, WV, to the late Cecil and Ila Davis.

Ruby was also preceded in death by her husband, Claude G. Marsh; brothers, Wayne K. Davis and Cecil Davis, Jr. and also her sisters, Madeline Jordon, Kathleen Barker and Teresa Ross.

She was a native of Gilmer County and was a 58 year resident of St. Albans. She was a 17 year member of Thomas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She attended Highlawn Baptist Church for many years.

Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law; Barbara and Dr. Asbury I. Wilson of Hurricane; sister, Jean Davis Kennedy of East Lansing, MI; sisters-in-law, Mary Davis of Weston; Virginia Hinkle of Lewisburg. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service was held at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans with the Rev. Mark Stauffer officiating. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, Upper Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans.

Friends visited with the family one hour before the funeral service.

Ramona M. Burnside

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Ramona M. Burnside

Age 79, of 468 Mare Run Road, Weston, WV, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2012, following a brief illness.

She was born in Littleton, WV, on October 3, 1932, daughter of the late Everett J. Lemasters and Genevieve (Strosnider) Lemasters.

On December 20, 1950, she married Wade E. Burnside, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Cynthia and husband James Sumpter of Jane Lew and Bertha and husband Eric Benedum of Weston; one son, Phillip and wife Diane Burnside of Fairmont. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Travis Sumpter, Tracie Dodson, Stephen Benedum, Michael Benedum, Jason Benedum, Anthony Burnside and Jonathan Burnside; and 10 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Abbie and Collin Dodson, Sophia and Luke Burnside, Alexis, Karmellia, Jenna, Kendra and Elise Benedum. Also surviving are two sisters, Cerilda Waggoner of Baltimore, MD, and Helen Lemasters of Weston; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burnside was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Lemasters.

Mrs. Burnside was a homemaker, a teacher’s aide for the Lewis County Board of Education, worked for JCPenney Company and owned Rainbow Arts and Crafts.

She was a member of Mt. Morris United Methodist Church and a member of The Fern Leaf Rebekah Lodge.

Ramona enjoyed doing crafts, sewing and cooking for family and loved holidays and spending time with family. She liked camping and was a member of the Good Sam’s Camping Club and participated in the Special Olympics torch run.

Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue, Weston, on Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 1:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 2:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow services in Beech Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mt. Morris United Methodist Church, c/o Blaine Jerdan, 21 Valley Lane, Weston, WV 26452.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Ramona M. Burnside.

Robert Michael (Spanky) Friend

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Robert Michael (Spanky) Friend

Age 42 of Frametown, WV died April 07, 2012.

He was born in Cambridge, OH on March 11, 1970, son of Martin Friend and the late Janice Boggess Friend.

Spanky was a construction worker and a Protestant by faith.

Surviving is his father Martin of Stumbo and his companion Nancy Duffield. Spanky is survived by his companion Sherri Stark and her two daughters Tiffany and Breanna, sons Clayton, Nate and Terry of Stumbo, one daughter Nicole, one brother Kevin and his wife Nicole of Stumbo and their daughters Shawnee and Kelli also several cousins, aunts and uncles.

Friends called at Richard M. Roach Home from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesday April 10, 2012.

Rev. Vaughan James is conducting the service and burial will be in Friend Family cemetery at Stumbo.

Danny Kyle Cook

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Danny Kyle Cook

Age 51, of 830 Walnut Street, Weston passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012 at his residence.

He was born in Weston on June 18, 1960: son of Thomas Cook and Margie (Thoms) Cook of Weston.

On March 28, 1987 he married Cindy (Snyder) Cook who survives.

In addition to his parents and wife, Danny is survived by two sons Troy Cook and Kyle Cook both of Weston. Also surviving is one granddaughter Kyra Cook and one sister Kimberley Cook of Weston.

Danny enjoyed to be outdoors and was an avid hunter, and he enjoyed watching NASCAR with his favorite driver being Dale Earnhardt Sr. Danny also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held at a later date with Pastor Jerry Bean officiating.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Danny Kyle Cook.

Dorothy Mae Barrow Noga

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Dorothy Mae Barrow Noga

Age 87, of Sutton, WV went home to Heaven on April 07, 2012.

She was born on May 02, 1924 in England to the late Isaac and Alice Parker.

Dorothy was an Executive Secretary with Lord Abbott of New York.

She was a Catholic and has recently been baptized into her faith.

She is preceded in death by her husband Michael Noga.

Dorothy is survived by her sons; John Mannion and wife Elizabeth of Rutherford, NJ, Lee Barrow and wife Rachel of Sutton, WV and James Barrow and wife Maria of Bayville, NJ and her daughter Rhonda Lee Grant and husband Vencent of New Virginia, IA, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in Sutton with Celebrant Fr. Matt Ro officiating on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM.

Friends called on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Burial was in the Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton.

The family request donations to Hospice Care Corp. P.O. 323 Burnsville, WV 26335.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Noga family.

Roger Earl Craft

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Roger Earl Craft

Age 65, passed away from natural causes at his home in Euclid, Ohio on March 30, 2012.

Son of the late James F. and Leerie D. Craft of Sutton, WV.

Father to Andrea, Gina, Lisa, Ashley and Charley Craft. Brother to Barbara (Frank) McLaughlin, Kathryn (Charles) Harris, Carolyn (Rollin) Kidd, Evelyn (Vinsen) Post, Nancy (Doug) Gerhardt, Joseph (Geraldine) Craft, Ralph (Kim) Craft, Robert (Pam) Craft, David Craft, Rodney Craft and to the late La-Nell (Bob) Steorts, Charles (Jeanette) Craft and Sandra Craft.

Roger graduated from Sutton High School in 1964 and attended Tri-C College. He served in the army at Fort Campbell, KY during the Vietnam War Era from 1966 to 1968. Following his military service, Roger aspired to be an actor and enrolled at the Pasadena Playhouse in CA, whereby he socialized with many famous people, including Zsa Zsa Gabor’s daughter, Francesca. After his acting days, Roger married former wife, Kathy and had five beautiful children. He had a successful insurance career for many years and relocated to Cleveland, OH in 2003. Roger had a warm and vivacious personality and he loved to spend time with his friends and family, who will dearly miss him!

Funeral services and interment were conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman, OH 44273.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Sutton High School Alumni Association, c/o: Norma Cutlip, 407 Oak Street, Sutton, WV 26601.

Dorothy Louise Richards

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Dorothy Louise Richards

Age 79, of Ellenboro, WV, died April 17, 2012 at Camden Clark Hospital, St. Joseph’s Campus.

She was born May 24, 1932 at Cornwallis, WV, the daughter of the late Arthur “Ott” and Minnie Alabama Carpenter Richards.

She was a member of Bonds Creek Church and Ellenboro Chapter 20 Order of Eastern Star.

Louise is survived by two sons, Terry Richards (Susan) of Mineral Wells, and Bob Richards (Debbie) of Ellenboro; two daughters, Debby Collins (Brock) of St. Marys, and Carol Riddle (Bob) of Harrisville; fourteen grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Clifford Richards in 2006; son Earl “Mick” Richards and four brothers, Dale, Clyde, Les and Hubert Richards.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 20, 2012 at Fairmont Ridge Cemetery with Pastor Ron Hambrick officiating.

Friends called at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Donations are preferred to the Ritchie County Humane Society, P O Box 194, Harrisville, WV 26362.

Bessie Hall

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Bessie Hall

Age 88, of Arnoldsburg, WV, passed away on Wednesday April 18, 2012 at Miletree Center, Spencer, WV.

She was the daughter of Perry and Dorothy Butler and was a life-time resident of Calhoun County, WV.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, Steve and Susan Hall of Charleston, Stanley and Sheila Hall of Arnoldsburg; one sister, Ruth Yearing of Spencer; her granddaughters are Krista and Kendra Hall of Charleston, and Samantha Hall of Arnoldsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Hall.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg.

Rev. John Meadows will officiate.

Interment will be in the Road Run Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:30 AM Saturday until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. Charleston, WV 25387.

Wade Eugene Burnside “Gene”

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Wade Eugene Burnside “Gene”

Age 82, of 468 Mare Run Rd Weston went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 following an extended illness.

He was born on August 15, 1929 in Weston, West Virginia: son of the late John L. Burnside and Orpha Grace (Freeman) Burnside.

On December 20, 1950 he married Ramona M. (Lemasters) Burnside who preceded him in death on Monday, April 16, 2012.

Mr. Burnside is survived by two daughters: Cynthia and husband James Sumpter of Jane Lew and Bertha and husband Eric Benedum of Weston and one son: Phillip and wife Diane Burnside of Fairmont. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Travis Sumpter, Tracie Dodson, Stephen Benedum, Michael Benedum, Jason Benedum, Anthony Burnside and Jonathan Burnside and 10 great grandchildren: Hannah, Abbie and Collin Dodson, Sophia and Luke Burnside, Alexis, Karmellia, Jenna, Kendra and Elise Benedum. Also surviving are two brothers John Kent.and James L. Burnside, and one sister Sue Robinson.

Mr. Burnside served his country in the United States Navy from 1949-1953 during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Equitable Gas Company as a Station Engineer.

He was a member of Mt. Morris United Methodist Church, and a member of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows.

He enjoyed camping and was a member of the Good Sam’s Camping Club and participated in the Special Olympics torch run. He enjoyed farming, woodworking craftsmanship, and trout fishing.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 1:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow services in Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mt. Morris United Methodist Church, c/o Blaine Jerdan, 21 Valley Lane Weston, WV 26452.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Wade Eugene Burnside “Gene”.

Larry Dale Friend

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Larry Dale Friend

Age 56, of Gassaway, WV passed away suddenly on April 01, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Larry was born in Braxton County and lived most of his life near his hometown.

Larry is survived by two sons; Larry Dale Friend, Jr. and Christopher Friend of Summersville, WV.; Brothers, William Friend and wife Rene’ of Gassaway, WV, Daniel Friend and wife Brenda of Vincent, OH; Sister, Linda Gum and husband Don of Hacker Valley, WV.  He was preceded in death by his loving mother Wilsie Cottrell of Gassaway.

A private family grave side service will be held at a later date.

Wayne Lawson Walker

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Wayne Lawson Walker

of Strange Creek passed away April 03, 2012.

He was born on December 11, 1936 in Braxton County.

He worked for Equitable Gas Company for 33 years, retiring in 1996. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, friend, and neighbor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Lee Walker and Goldie Marie (Perrine) Walker; brothers, Gilbert Walker, Lee Junior Walker, George Walker, Franklin Walker, and Russell Walker.

Wayne is survived by son, Wayne Lawson Walker, II (Jay) and companion, Barbara George of Woodbridge, VA; daughters, Leslie (Robey) Godfrey of Frametown and Lisa (Jim) Williams of Marietta, Ohio. He will be greatly missed by grandchildren, Elizabeth and Matthew Walker, Alex and Kyle Godfrey, Ellen and Parker Williams, Eric Robinson and great grandson, Blake Leonard.

Wayne is also survived by brothers, Harold Walker of West Jefferson, Ohio, Lyle (Shirley) Walker of Jane Lew, Charlie (Donna) Walker of Morgantown, Larry (Mary) Walker of Weston, Bob (Phyllis) Walker of Strange Creek; sisters, Ruth Ann (Ronzel) Ross of Jane Lew and Marie McVay of Weston; several nieces and nephews.

Service was 11:00 AM Saturday, April 07 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Robey Godfrey officiating.

Interment was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.

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

In lieu of flowers the family requested that memorial contributions be made to the Long Run Baptist Church, c/o Wilma Davis, 2875 Herold Rd., Sutton, WV 26601.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

John Henry Rush Sr.

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John Henry Rush Sr.

Age 77, of Arnoldsburg, WV, died April 18, 2012, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Per his request, the body was cremated.

A graveside private family memorial services will take place at a later date.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, is assisting the family.

Helena Mary Schaffer

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Helena Mary Schaffer

Age 93, of Vienna, died April 16, 2012 at the Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.

She was born January 07, 1919 in St. Clara, Doddridge County, WV, a daughter of the late Harvey Hale and Ella Sweeney Brown.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church where she was active in the Women’s Circle and as a sacristy worker.

She retired from Montgomery Wards after 13 years and previously worked for Kroger and Thornes Market. She also worked as a nurse’s assistant in private homes in the area and was a 1936 graduate of Doddridge County High School.

She is survived by three sons, Joseph M. Schaffer and his wife, Thomasinia of Huntington, WV, Paul E. Schaffer and his wife, Linda of Westerville, Ohio, and John R. Schaffer of Vienna; two sisters, Pauline M. (Dick) Schaffer of Vienna and Sister Mary Brown of Wheeling; eight grandchildren, Andy Schaffer, Chris Hissem, Jamie Hissem, Brian Hissem, Matt Schaffer, Ben Schaffer, Jennifer Hissem and Holly Schaffer; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Schaffer; one daughter, Barbara Hissem; and two brothers, Lawrence and Joseph Brown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday 11:00 AM at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father John Gallagher as celebrant.

Entombment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home with a Recitation of the Rosary at 5:30 PM.

Maxine R. Spaur

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Maxine R. Spaur

Age 83, of Sand Fork Road, Sand Fork, West Virginia, departed this life at 6:10 PM, Monday April 16, 2012 following a short illness.

She was born July 01, 1928 daughter of the late Lewis and Lessie Gross Murphy.

Maxine was a former Secretary at Sand Fork High School and Elementary School.

She retired in 2008 from the Gilmer County Court House, County Clerk’s office.

She was a member of the Sand Fork Baptist Church.

She enjoyed her flowers and birds, gardening, traveling, shopping, and loved to cook.

On September 03, 1948 she was united in marriage to James B. “Bud” Spaur, who survives at their Sand Fork home.

Surviving are one son and one daughter; Buddy Spaur of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Dwanetta Martin of Glenville, West Virginia.. One brother; Donald Murphy of Glenville, Four grandchildren; Thomas Chapman and Emilie Martin of Glenville, Lee Spaur and Dorinda Morrison both of Parkersburg, several great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sand Fork Baptist Church 11:00 AM, Friday April 20, 2012 with Pastor Phil Wilson and Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Spaur Family Cemetery at Sand Fork.

Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Sand Fork Baptist Church.

Ellyson mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Maxine R. Spaur with arrangements.

Lois Ann McCumbers

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Lois Ann McCumbers

Age 74, of Sutton, WV passed away April 04, 2012 at Braxton Health Care Center.

She was born November 29, 1937 in Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Thomas Raymond and Evelyn Gladys Dietz Dimmick.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by husband, William R. McCumbers.

She was a homemaker, an Air Force veteran and a Christian.

Lois is survived by children, Thomas Scott McCumbers of Sutton, Patricia Perella of Sutton, William R. McCumbers, Jr. of Lee Center, NY and Evelyn Price of Headland, Alabama; brother, Lanny Dimmick of Fletcher, NC; sister, Rae Zinella of Elysburg, PA; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

At Mrs. McCumbers request her body was cremated.

There were no services.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Linda Lucille Riddle

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Linda Lucille Riddle

Age 65, of 231 Light’s Trailer Court Weston passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Berlin Community Lewis County, WV following a sudden illness.

She was born in Weston, WV on December 25, 1946: daughter of the late Forest “Whitey” Beeson and Goldie (Thompson) Beeson.

On September 11, 1976, she married Kenneth Riddle, who survives.

She is also survived by four daughters: Malissa Oleson, Sheila Boyers, and Ruth Blake all of Weston and Loeta Riddle of Buckhannon and three sons: Chris Riddle and Archie Riddle both of Weston and Kenneth E. Riddle of Moorefield. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Mrs. Riddle is also survived by two brothers: Donnie and Ronnie Beeson both of Weston, one sister: Lelah Ocheltree of Weston and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Burkhammer(9/11/2003), one daughter: Connie Burkhammer, one son: Charles Daniel Burkhammer and one step daughter: Evelyn Darnell.

Mrs. Riddle was a caretaker.

She attended the Lost Creek Church of God.

One of her greatest joys was spending time with her kids, grandkids and her family and friends.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 4:00 to - 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral home chapel with Reverend Ronnie Beeson officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Linda Lucille Riddle.

Dencie Irene Moneypenny

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Dencie Irene Moneypenny

Age 85, of Aspen Road, Weston, WV, passed away Tuesday, April 03, in Ambridge, PA, following an extended illness.

She was born January 16, 1927 in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Ezra James Waugh and Lucetta Carolyn Gregory Waugh.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William Doyle Moneypenny, on May 22, 2006.

She is survived by two children; Rosemary Pearce (husband Donald), and Carolyn Sue Juber; four grandchildren, Donald Gene Pearce (wife Cynthia), Danetta Gwen Snyder (husband Richard), William Juber (wife Dawn) and Barbi Ann Davis; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ezra James Waugh (wife Mary) and Hartzel Ray Waugh (wife Marie); three sisters-in-law, Freda Ann Waugh, Florida Waugh and Wanda Waugh; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Dencie loved to knit and sew, and enjoyed teaching others to enjoy this talent.

She was a Girl Scout Leader for 25 years and taught Sunday school for 12 years in Ambridge at First United Methodist Church.

She also loved flowers and working in the garden.

Her favorite Bible verse was Psalms 23, and her favorite saying was “and this too shall pass”.

Friends called from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, April 06, 2012 at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV.

Funeral services were held 1:00 PM Saturday, April 07, 2012 at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Richard Justice officiating.

Interment followed in Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Boyle Funeral Home, Weston.

Mary F. “Peggy” Blake

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Mary F. “Peggy” Blake

Age 86 of Philippi Pike, Clarksburg West Virginia, formerly of Gilmer Station (Gilmer County), departed this life at 10:48 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, following an extended illness.

She was born December 10, 1925 in Braxton County, WV daughter of the late Albert Ward and Elizabeth Stover Snyder.

Peggy was a homemaker and mother, a member of the former Copen Creek United Methodist Church, member of Copen Creek Ladies Aid, and former member of a Gospel Quartet.

She loved feeding the birds, but most of all she was a caretaker to her family members.

On February 15, 1946 she was married to Fred Carl Blake who preceded her in death January 05, 2006.

Surviving are 2 daughters and 2 sons; Donna McClain and husband Terry of Clarksburg, Sandy Parker and fiancée Fred Gum of Glenville West Virginia, Rick Blake and wife Robin of Sand Fork West Virginia, and Rodney Blake of Newark, Delaware.

2 brothers survive: Denny Snyder of Sand Fork, and Jack Snyder and wife Doris of Wheeling West Virginia.

There are 8 grandchildren surviving; Douglas B. McClain, Ronda Hess, Crystal Simmons, Stacey Parker, Jessica Ellen Blake and fiancée James Brown, Alicia L. Blake, Joshua B. Blake, and Drew A. Blake. 11 great grand-children also survive; Lisa Hess, Joshua and Desirae Miller, Erika Davis, Branson Hitt, Raegan and Caden Simmons, Delaney Johns, Isaiah and Gracie Hoskinson, and Lyric Blake. 1 great-great granddaughter; Mylea Hess.

Along with her husband, Mrs. Blake was preceded in death by a grandson; David L. McClain in 2003, 2 brothers; Junior and Clarence Snyder, 2 sisters; Thelma Kuhl and Margaret Napalo.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville at 10:00 AM, Thursday April 19, 2012 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the K of P Cemetery at Burnsville, West Virginia.

Friends may call 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Mary F. “Peggy” Blake with arrangements.

Jesse James Marks Jr.

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Jesse James Marks Jr.

Age 68 of Ellis Rd. Linn, West Virginia, departed this life at 8:30 PM, Sunday April 15, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born April 10, 1944 in Gilmer County, son of Phyllis M. Frashure Marks of Glenville, West Virginia, and the late Jesse J. Marks Sr.

Jesse retired from Mon Power with 16 years of service. He owned and operated an over the road Tractor and trailer, formers employee of 4-D Manufacturing for several years, drove truck for Appcon, and was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Sand Fork, WV.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, softball, bowling, and loved to sing and pick the guitar.

On June 26, 1966 he was united in marriage to Barbara Langford Marks who survives at their Ellis Rd. home.

Surviving are 2 sons; Jesse James Marks III and wife Lenora of Glenville; and Justin Lee Marks and wife Becca of Nettie, West Virginia.  1 brother; Lynn Marks of Glenville.  1 sister; Iris Ann McCartney and husband French of Wood County. 1 brother-in-law; Jennings Law of Glenville. 2 grandchildren; Autumn Jade Marks and Jesse James Marks both of Glenville.

Along with his father, Jesse was preceded in death by 1 sister Phyllis Jane Law in March 2010.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Church of God of Prophecy, Sand Fork, West Virginia, at 1:00 PM, Saturday April 21, 2012 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hiney Cemetery on Ellis Road.

Friends may call 4:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at the Church of God of Prophecy.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Jesse James Marks Jr. with arrangements.

Retha Marie Heater

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Retha Marie Heater

Age 88, of Hyers Run, Burnsville, WV, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, at her home after a long illness.

She was born on June 07, 1923, in Arnette, Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late Ira and Dessie King Prunty.

Retha was an active member for many years with the Burnsville CEOS-Homemakers and Rebecca Lodge.

She loved going to church and singing praises to her Lord and being with God’s people.

She was an excellent cook and quilter, and made many quilts for her family.

In 1939, she married Hugh Heater and soon after moved to Hyers Run. They were married 68 years before his death on November 30, 2008.

Retha was a loving parent of 15 children. One infant son, Lewis, is deceased, and 14 survive: Sandra and Don Chandler of Falling Waters, WV, Hugh “Bud” and Doris Heater of Charleston, WV, Pauline and Mike Davis of Scenery Hill, PA, Marlin and Barbara Heater of Tornado, WV, Lois and Ted Hickman of Dusk Camp, WV, Barbara and Melvin Skinner of Weston, WV, Samuel and Sandy Heater of Moundsville, WV, Stanley and Iris Heater of Wheeling, WV, Sharon and Roland Ramsey of Hyers Run, WV, Rodney of Hyers Run, WV, Sarah and Andy Fominko of Star City, WV, Mike and BJ Heater of Burnsville, WV, Rebecca and Jeff Smith of Bridgeport, WV, Phillip and Patty Heater of Salem, WV.

Retha is also survived by two sisters, Pattie Helmick of Fairmont, WV, and Esther and Carl Ray Blake of Burnsville, WV.

Also surviving with her 14 children are 36 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. The example of love she lived will not soon be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held at 11;00 AM Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV, with Rev. Brian Bukovesky officiating.

Burial will be in Bossie Cemetery on Hyers Run, Burnsville, WV.

Friends called from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation to either a Ronald McDonald House of your choice or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Nora Westfall Minney Lawton

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Nora Westfall Minney Lawton

of Normantown, WV, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday March 27, 2012.

She was born on August 18, 1918 in Gilmer County.

Surviving are her daughter Janet Lawton Galaska, four grandchildren Ray, Sherri, Lee and Christopher, eight great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ray Lawton, parents Asby and Ina Minney and one daughter, Ina Ray.

There will be a memorial service at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown WV on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM.

Stump Funeral Home Grantsville WV is in charge of the arrangements.

Chelcie “Ford” Cook

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Chelcie “Ford” Cook

Age 77, of Sutton, WV went home to be with his savior on April 02, 2012. Ford passed away at his home following a sudden illness.

He was born on June 09, 1934 to the late Homer Cook and Ressie Gay Hamrick.

Ford is also preceded in death by his siblings, Freda Cook Simms, Jesse E. Cook, Charles Cook, Hilda Cook Allen, Edward Cook and Jim Cook.

Ford was a retired worker of Coastal Lumber and loved being outdoors working in his garden. He enjoyed being around children and his dog, Holly.

He was a Christian who loved hearing the Bible and Gospel Music.

Ford is survived by one brother; Jerden H. Cook, along with nephews; Bradley Simms, Bo Cook, James Cook, Steve Allen and Quintin Cook, nieces include; Robin Cook Bourne, Eesha Cook, Barbara James, Debbie Cook, Cathy Allen, Sandra Simms Belknap, Brenda Simms Estep and Heather Cook White. He will also be loved and remembered by several great nieces and nephews, along with two special children in his life, Ashlyn Frame and Jonathan Frame.

Funeral services were held 1:00 PM Thursday April 05, 2012 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV.

Burial followed at Frame Cemetery, Frametown, WV.

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

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

Edward W. Demastus

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Edward W. Demastus

Age 82, of West Union, WV, Central Station Community, departed this life on Sunday, April 15, 2012 in the Salem Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born August 09, 1929 in Doddridge County a son of the late Charles and Elsie McIntyre Demastus.

In August 1966 he married Margaret Marie Morris Demastus who preceded him in death on January 10, 2000.

He is survived by seven daughters, Terresa Marie Demastus, Clarksburg, Cathy Sue Smith, Clarksburg, Mary Ann Mauser, Morgantown, Tammy Lynn Demastus, West Union, Patsy James Demastus, Clarksburg, Betty Brown, West Union, Christina Evans, West Union, one son, Edward Demastus, Jr., Charleston, three grandchildren, Nicole Elizabeth Brown, Marc Jr. Brown, Tara Marie Evans and one brother, William Grant Demastus, West Union. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kitty Rose Demastus, one son, Danny Lee Demastus, one sister, Ellie Ormeg and three brothers, Sonny, Lloyd and Charles Demastus.

Mr. Demastus had retired in 1991 from the City of Salem. He loved deer, turkey and squirrel hunting. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and spending time with his family. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be sadly missed.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Mitchell Richards presiding.

Interment will follow in the Duckworth Cemetery, Greenwood.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11:00 AM until time of service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Demastus family.

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