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Bradford L. Wilson

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Bradford L. Wilson

Age 79, of Big Springs, WV passed away Saturday March 31, 2012 at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV., where he received the Last Rites from Fr. Carlos Melocoton, of Sacred Heart Church.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Audra L. and Ollie Ellen (Hopkins) Wilson.

He served in the Armed Forces and was retired from the Calhoun County School System where he served as school health nurse for more than 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Pauline (Berry) Wilson and one brother, Billy B. (Roberta) Wilson.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister; Betty J.(Wilson) Ritchie and a brother, Calvin (Hack) Wilson.

At Brad’s request, his body has been donated to science to aid in the continued advances and learning of the human body, at the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV.

There will be no services.

Leonard Ross Byrd

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Leonard Ross Byrd

Age 84 of Berea, WV, Prunty Road Community, passed away March 31, 2012 at his residence.

He was born March 22, 1928 on Cane Run, Ritchie County, a son of the late Elias Byrd and Daily (Ash) Byrd.

Leonard retired from the McDermott Company as an inspector with 37 years service. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War where he served on the U. S. S. Compton. He was a Mason belonging to the Barberton, OH lodge.

Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Freda E. (Hardbarger) Byrd, his siblings: Ronald Byrd of Hazelgreen, June Conrad of Breemen, OH, Norma Conrad of Breemen, OH, Lois Byrd of Dexter City, OH, Lendol Byrd of Caldwell, OH and Kenton Byrd of Michigan. He also leaves behind nieces and nephews including Charles “Chucky” Hardbarger of Prunty, Charlett Strong of Pullman and Rita Scott of Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Leon Byrd.

Funeral services will be Tuesday 1:00 PM at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Frank Smith officiating.

Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Prunty.

Visitation will be Tuesday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Russell Earl Perkins

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The Rev. Russell Earl Perkins

Age 85, of Vienna, WV, passed away March 31, 2012, at Worthington Manor.

He was born May 31, 1926, in Braxton County, WV, a son of the late James and Mary Cutlip Perkins.

Russell retired from Crossroads and Waverly United Methodist Church in 1991 and attended Wayside United Methodist Church. He also served with Cottageville Charge, Rivesville Charge, Good Shepherd and Hickory Chapel Charge, East Vienna and Enterprise Charge. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita P. Smith Perkins; two daughters, Carol Ann Chichester of Parkersburg and Betty Jean Perkins (Paul Greynolds) of Vienna; one granddaughter, Brooke Balog (Greg); and four great-grandchildren, Jordan, Connor, Trinity and Kingston Balog.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Erma Lester, Marie Rhodes and Alma Petry; and five brothers, Roy, Bruce, Richard, Leon and Myrl Perkins.

Services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, with the Rev. Dr. Pat Kerr officiating.

Burial will follow in Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery with full military rites conducted by American Legion Post 15.

Visitation was Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Wayside UMC building fund.

Edgel Kenton Baker

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Edgel Kenton Baker

Age 70 of Pennsboro, WV, passed away April 01, 2012 at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born June 23, 1941 at Pennsboro, a son of the late Okey and Lettie (Elder) Baker.

Mr. Baker retired from CSX, formerly the B & O Railroad with 30 years service. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He attended the Beason United Methodist Church.

Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Betty (Collins) Baker, daughters Donna Hiley (Stephen) of Pennsboro and Lisa Smith (Richard) of Glendale, son Kevin Baker (Elizabeth Combs and Kelsie) of Pennsboro, three brothers: Dean Baker of Ellenboro, Rollin Baker of Pennsboro and Roy Baker of Harrisville, and sister Wilma Bunner of Pennsboro. He also leaves behind four grandchildren: Brooke and Storm Hiley and Michaela and Shelby Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Olin, Donzil, Kester and Okey “Junior” Baker and sisters Erma Smith and infant Renee Baker.

Funeral services will be Thursday 11:00 AM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Reverend Bill Jemison officiating.

Interment will follow at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Pullman.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Phame Trent

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Phame Trent

Age 89 of West Union, WV departed this life on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 06, 1922 at Summers a daughter of the late John and Nancy Gaston Hart.

On October 12, 1941 she married William M. Trent who preceded her in death on November 15, 1992.

Surviving are two daughters, Dolores Hinterer-Hoover and husband Robert, New Milton, Sally J. Trent, West Union, two sons, William Lee Trent and wife Debbie, New Milton, Richard Trent and wife Karen, Buckhannon, eight grandchildren, Phyllis Hinterer, Phillip Hinterer, Craig Hinterer, Tammy Heffinger, William Trent, Scott Trent, Timothy Trent, Jake Trent, thirteen great grandchildren, sisters-in-laws, Mrs Victor (Zelma) Hart, Mrs. John (Barbara) Hart, Mrs. Amos (Christene) Trent Thompson, Mrs. John (Ruth) Cox Trent, one brother-in-law, Clarence Trent. Four brothers, Ronnie Hart, Vick Hart, James Hart, John Hart Jr. and seven sisters, Ruby Ingram Husk, Wilma Robinson, Macel Cox, Irene Cox, Lottie Trent, Bernice Cator and Dolores “Toots” Brown preceded her in death.

Mrs. Trent was retired from Myles Manufacturing as a seamstress with 20 years service.

She was a member of Avon Community Church and was an avid quilt maker.

Phame was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union on Monday, April 02, 2012 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Jack Bohman presiding.

Interment will follow in the Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Middle Island.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, April 01, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM Monday until service time.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Trent family.

Franklin Scott Rexroad

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Franklin Scott Rexroad

Age 81, of Sutton, WV, went to be with the Lord and his family on Thursday, March 22, 2012 in the Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, WV, following a sudden illness.

He was born September 19, 1930 in Lewis County, WV, a son of the late Clarence Edward Rexroad and Nora Adalene Starcher Rexroad.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Brooks, Roy, Edward and Henry Rexroad.

He is survived by two sisters, M. Marie Sims, currently of Stow, OH, and Minnie Greathouse of Weston, WV; sister-in-law, Mary Rexroad; and several nieces and nephews.

He retired from General Motors Inc. of Elyria, OH, and resided at the Braxton Health Care Center.

Friends called from 6:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV.

Funeral services was held 7:00 PM Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Christopher Wagoner officiating.

Private interment followed in the Troy I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Hugh Edwin “Mike” Hays

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Hugh Edwin “Mike” Hays

Age 99, died Monday, March 05, 2012, at Wyngate Assisted Living Center in Vienna.

Mr. Hays was born in 1912 in Gilmer County and moved to Parkersburg in 1916.

He was employed by the American Viscose Corporation until it was bought out by Sun Oil in 1963, then was transferred to New Castle, Del., and later to Homewood, IL. After his initial retirement, he worked as a consultant for Standard Oil of Indiana in England, the Netherlands, and Argentina. In 1982, he retired completely and moved to Reston, VA until the age of 96, when he returned to Parkersburg and into Wyngate.

He was married to the former Eleanor Exline, who predeceased him, for 66 years.

He is survived by their four children: Judith Overton of Ellicott City, MD, Timothy Hays of Warren, RI, John Hays of Parkersburg, and Ann Northrup of Middleburg, VA, as well as 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two nephews, a niece, and five great nephews.

Mr. Hays held a patent on an invention for a yarn processor that was used at American Viscose, he was a life-long avid foxhunter and he wrote many columns for the Chase Magazine, a foxhunting journal, and he wrote a record of his long life, entitled As I Recall.

Services were Friday 1:00 PM, at The Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with The Rev. Dr. Thomas McDowell officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation was Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to either St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Parkersburg, 1210 20th Street, Parkersburg WV 26101 or Herndon United Methodist Church, 701 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 27170.

Paul D. Moats

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Paul D. Moats

Age 68 of Sutton, WV passed away Wednesday February 29, 2012 at his home after a long illness.

He was born on July 29, 1943 in Webster County, WV a son of the late James Moats.

He was retired from Braxton Lumber Company in Heaters, WV and was previously employed by Rexroad Lumber, Appalachian Timber.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Arnie Moats.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Moats of Sutton; Son, Steven Paul Moats and wife Sherry of Sutton; Daughter, Mary Jane Rose and husband Mark of Little Birch. Mother Goldie Moats of Sutton. Brothers, Olen Moats of PA, James of NC, Earl of OH, and Gary of Sutton. Sisters, Pamela Sue King of Morgantown, Emma Jean Bright of Sutton, Louis Snyder of OH and Sylvia Moats of OH.

Grandchildren, Courtney Shaver and husband Kirk of Exchange, WV, Ryan Rose of Little Birch, WV and Jessie and Jacob Moats. One great-grandson, Bryson Moats.

Funeral Services was held at 6:00 PM Saturday March 03, 2012 at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV with Rev. Lin Schiefer officiating.

Friends called from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Saturday evening at the funeral home.

Nancy Marie (Hager) Garton

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Nancy Marie (Hager) Garton

Age 62, went home to join heavens choir of angels on February 15, 2012.

Nancy was born on March 03, 1949 in Mt. Zion, WV, daughter of Thomas and Agnes Aileen Hager, both whom have passed.

She was married to and divorced Herschel Ed Garton.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas Garton (wife Delana) of Rapid City, SD, and Jeff Garton (wife Jill and son Jake) from Ohio. Her grandson was precious to her.

She leaves behind; brother Roger Hager (wife Polly) of Shinnston, Janet Weber (husband Jerome) of Belfair, WA., brother Tom Hager (wife Irene) of Federal Way, WA., her sister Jane Weaver (husband Rick) of Jane Lew, brother John Hager of Mt. Olive. Also many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins that loved her dearly.

She also leaves behind her boyfriend Clifford Bohland of Sandusky, Ohio and her best friend Lloyd Willis who was a wonderful example of doing and being the person God longs for us all to be.

Before her illness, Nancy was employed at American Crayon and Foster Grant Plastics, where she served as foreman of the union.

Nancy graduated from Lewis County High School with the class of 1967.

Nancy was cremated and her memorial service was held at Toland Funeral Home in Sandusky, Ohio.

Mary Helen Rich

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Mary Helen Rich

Age 83, of Roberts Fork Road, New Milton, departed this life on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She was born on September 25, 1928, in Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter of the late William A. and Helen C. Yurek Hoffman.

In December 1945, she married Henry Rich, who preceded her in death on August 01, 2005.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Ann Young, Fredericksburg, VA, and Mary Kathleen Rich, Vista, CA; one grandson, Jason Paul Carter, New South Wales, Australia; three sisters, Blanche H. Skinner, Mechanicsville, MD, Helen C. Benesh, Trappe, MD, and Phyllis B. Shelby, Harpers Ferry; two brothers, Frank S. Hoffman, Chipley, FL, and John A. Hoffman, College Park, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

One sister, Anna M. Wood, and one brother, William A. Hoffman, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union, on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 2:00 PM with Pastor Denver Burnside presiding.

Interment followed in the Loft Cemetery.

The family received friends in the funeral home chapel from Noon Saturday until time of service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Rich family.

George William Sergent

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George William Sergent

passed away at his home on Tuesday March 20, 2012.

He was born to the late Farrell and Ova Sergent.

George was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Mary Carter Sergent.

He leaves behind daughter Marsha Ann Gaskins and husband Kenneth, daughter Donna Kay Dobbins and husband Brian, son Michael William Sergent and wife Courtney, and fiancé Roberta Kuhl.

George graduated from Gassaway High School, class of 1962 and attended Fairmont State College. He achieved the rank of Staff Sargent within the West Virginia Army National Guard. George continued his life’s work and dedication at Allegheny Energy, from which he retired. George enjoyed spending time on his farm, hunting, supporting West Virginia Sports, and a good cup of coffee. He was a beloved husband, father, and friend to many.

Service was 2:00 PM Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Elder Larry Fisher officiating.

Burial was in the David Hamric Memorial Cemetery on Tate Creek.

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

Sherry Ann Crouser

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Sherry Ann Crouser

Age 62, of Rt 1 Salem (Greenbrier Community) departed this life on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born on June 23, 1949 at Jarvisville, WV, a daughter of the late Morice Edward and Rosemary Edith Nicholson Kelley.

On October 29, 1963 she married Richard Crouser Sr. who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Richard Gordon Crouser Jr. and wife Linda, Salem, William Edward “Willie” Crouser and wife Emily “Zippy”, Salem, four grandchildren, Sarah, Brianna, Brittney and Trey one great grandson, Tatum, one brother, Guss Kelley and wife Merlene, Salem. One brother, Jerry Kelley and one sister Linda Junkins preceded her in death.

Sherry was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

At Sherry’s request she was cremated.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Crouser family.

John K Carney

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John K Carney

Age 98, a retired Air Force Colonel and civil service executive with the General Services Administration died Saturday March 17, 2012.

Born near Orlando in Braxton County, West Virginia, Colonel Carney resided in Springfield, Virginia since 1960. During his military career beginning in 1941, he supervised an array of management and logistics programs for the Air Force in the United States and abroad. His overseas assignments took him to the Philippines (two tours), South America, Trinidad and Saudi Arabia. His last six years were served in the Pentagon at Air Force Headquarters in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he headed joint service planning and negotiating groups leading to the consolidation of major logistics functions within the Department of Defense. He retired from the Air Force in 1966 after 24 years of service.

In a second career with the General Services Administration, he pursued the development of a government-wide national supply system. This entailed negotiating a series of agreements between Federal civil agencies and the Department of Defense to eliminate overlapping logistics functions. He retired a second time in 1980 as Director of Supply Policy in the Federal Supply Service after 38 years of government service.

An ex-Divine World Seminarian at Techny, IL, he later graduated from Jesuit Run Springhill College, Mobile, AL while in uniform, under “Operation Bootstrap”. A founding member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Springfield, he was also a member of the Air Force Association, The Retired Officers Association, and the National Association of the Uniformed Services.

Colonel Carney is survived by his wife Adelle (nee Wright); 4 daughters: Constance Bedell, Bernadine O’Hare, Deborah Fowler of Northern Virginia, and Cathrine Carney of Parkersburg, WV; 2 sons: Daniel of Alpharetta, GA and Patrick of Northern Virginia; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren.

Friends called Thursday, March 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, Backlick Road, Springfield, VA with prayer service in the evening.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, March 23, 10:30 AM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA.

Interment at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors will be held a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Divine Word Missionaries, 1835 Waukegan Road, Techny, Illinois 60082, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

George Roessing (Ross) Hays

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George Roessing (Ross) Hays

Age 100, of Tampa, Florida, passed away March 25, 2012.

Ross was born in Arnoldsburg, WV, January 27, 1912.

He was born into a pioneer family which had helped settle Western Virginia, prior to statehood.

He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and Glenville State College, in Glenville. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, doing his flight training in Miami.

After the war he moved to Tampa, where he met and married Sophia Hill (Hays) and began a career in the lumber business with Logan Lumber Company. He rose to the position of General Sales Manager with Logan, before changing careers and joining First Federation Life Insurance Company, where he eventually became company President.

After retiring from the insurance industry, Ross returned to the lumber business and worked for Hearin Lumber until his permanent retirement.

Ross was an active member at Palma Ceia Methodist Church.

He was a member of the Tampa Yacht and Country Club, Feather Sound Golf and Country Club, and Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophia Hill Hays, and their daughter, Mary Katey Hays Porebski.

He is survived by his four other children, Barbara Henderson, of Chads Ford, PA, Robert M. Hays, of Hartsville, SC, Carol Ann Moore, of Spencer, WV, and Ross Hays, Jr. of Tampa, FL. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren.

He was especially proud of making his 100th birthday, and could still tell you the names and birthdays of all his grandchildren. He loved his family greatly, as they loved him. He will be missed mightily, but remembered as long as there are Hays.

Please feel free to make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Burl Lynden White

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Burl Lynden White

Age 84, of 1947 Dry Fork, Weston, WV,  went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Weston on March 22, 1928: son of the late James Goff White and Mabel Freda (Woofter) White.

On September 10, 1955, he married Jane (Barrett) White, who survives.

Mr. White is also survived by one daughter: Elizabeth A. Porter and Rick of Cincinnati, OH; two sons: David L. White of Weston and Mark J. White and Michelle of Scotts Depot; five grandchildren: Andrew R. Porter, Sarah E. Porter, Anna M. White, Ethan M. White and Jacob B. White. He is also survived by three brothers: William White of Weston, Joseph White of Akron, OH and John White of Seattle, WA; three sisters: Martha Kerns of Weston, Jean Stalnaker of Clarksburg and Annabelle Clark of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. White was preceded in death by one brother: James White and one sister: Wilma Leach.

Mr. White was a retired carpenter with CNG.

He attended the Freemansburg United Methodist Church.

He loved gardening, farming, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the NRA and Weston Masonic Lodge # 10 A.F. & A.M

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Burl Lynden White.

Ralph Jackson Blankenship

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Ralph Jackson Blankenship

Age 89, of Pennsboro, Bonds Creek Community, passed away March 27, 2012, at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, WV.

He was born April 21, 1922 at Alum Creek, WV, a son of the late Wilburn and Mabel (Banks) Blankenship.

Mr. Blankenship retired as a union painter with 39 years for the IBPAT Local 1144 of Parkersburg. He enjoyed farming and hunting.

He was a member of the St. Marys Baptist Church.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII where he was awarded two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

Ralph was a member the Harmony Lodge #59 AF & AM, Pennsboro, 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Nemesis Shrine of Parkersburg, O’Dell S. Long Chapter 25 and the Commandry, both of Pennsboro, and the Harris-Ritchie VFW Post 3554.

Surviving are his children: Linda Hamilton of Friendly, Connie Been (Mitchell) of Pennsboro, Dennis Blankenship (Malinda Jackson) of Pennsboro and Debbie Taylor (Pete) of Pennsboro, sister Geraldine Wade of Scott Depot, WV, brother Delmar Blankenship of Scott Depot, and brother Tommy Blankenship of Breinigsville, PA.

He also leaves behind six grandchildren: Michael and Shane Hogue, Kara Spillman, Kristen Hopson and Valerie and Jordan Taylor, 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Louise (King) Blankenship in 2006, an infant daughter Nancy Ann Blankenship, sisters Audrey Robinson and Guynith McClure and brothers James Blankenship and Monty “Bunk” Blankenship.

Funeral services will be Saturday 11:00 AM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Evangelist Terry Jones officiating.

Interment will follow at the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery with Masonic burial rites given by Harmony Lodge #59.

Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and until service time Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility, One Freedom’s Way, Clarksburg, WV 26301.

Virgil W. McKinney

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Virgil W. McKinney

Age 90, of Middlebourne, WV, departed this life Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in OVMC, Wheeling.

He was born November 20, 1921 in Doddridge County, a son of the late Noah R. and Ada Chipps McKinney.

Virgil was a retired employee of Mobay/Bayer Corp.

He was a Protestant.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Vernon Mckinney.

Virgil is survived by his wife Rosalene Blake McKinney; two sons, Robert W. McKinney, St. Clairsville, Ohio and James A. McKinney and his wife Lois, New Philadelphia, Ohio; a daughter, Vickie Meadows and her husband Dale, Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Joshua Fingal (Brittany), Amanda McKinney (Tony), Wendy McKinney (Andy), Cody McKinney and Breanna McKinney; a great-granddaughter Arionna.

Friends will be received at Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne, today from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM where services will be held Friday 1:00 PM with Rev. Claye Folger officiating.

Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Alma.

Military rites will be provided by VFW Post 6327, Sistersville, VFW Post 4634, New Martinsville, American Legion Post 67, Sistersville, American Legion Post 86, Paden City and American Legion Post 28, New Martinsville.

Sherri Kay Duskey Marks

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Sherri Kay Duskey Marks

Age 58, of Grantsville, WV, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 following a long illness.

She was born July 13, 1953, the daughter of the Gladys Frederick Duskey and the late Russell W. Duskey.

Sherri was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to her mother is her husband, Larry Marks of Grantsville; daughter, Stacy Hickman; son, Russell Franklin Hickman all of Grantsville; grandchildren, Samantha and Kayla Church of Arnoldsburg; Jasmine and Dalton Nicholson of Grantsville, Jayden Hickman, Jakiah Hickman and Arity Hickman; one niece Jessica Ball of Grantsville; and one nephew, Joey Duskey of Tanner, WV.

In addition to her father she is preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Duskey Knight; and one brother, Russell Joseph Duskey.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, March 30 at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville.

Interment will be in the Taylor Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:00 Noon until the time of the services.

Doyal Wayne Taylor

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Doyal Wayne Taylor

Age 58 of Rt. 2 West Union, WV (Morgan’s Run Community) departed this life on Friday, March 23, 2012 in his residence.

He was born on July 02, 1953 in Dallas, TX.

Surviving are his parents, Alton Ray and Betty Jo Brewster Taylor, Dallas, TX, one son, Nathaniel Wayne Chapman, Forney, TX, two brothers, Evangelist Randy E. Taylor, Morgan’s Run Community, Gregory Todd Taylor, Forney, TX, one sister, Diane McMillen, Mesquite, TX, three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Addison and Boston Chapman.

One sister, Cindy Kay Taylor Bicknell preceded him in death.

Mr. Taylor was retired as a manager of Murphy’s Family Ventures, LLC, Sheldon, MO.

A Memorial Service was conducted in the Mt. Salem Baptist Church, Morgan’s Run at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 30, 2012 with Pastor Randy Taylor Jr. presiding.

Interment was in the Old Bethel Cemetery, Morgan’s Run Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Salem Revival Grounds, PO Box 186, West Union, WV 26456.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Taylor family.

Threda V. Crummett Delaney Booher

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Threda V. Crummett Delaney Booher

Age 92, of New Martinsville, WV, died March 24, 2012 at Sistersville General Hospital.

She was born march 05, 1920 at Devil Hole, WV, the daughter of the late Glenn M. and Margaret Gertrude Moore Crummett.

She was a teacher in a one room school in Ritchie County grades 1-8 with thirteen children. She later worked for Mon Power in Parkersburg and then in various furniture stores.

She was Methodist by faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Delaney of New Martinsville and Kathleen Delaney of Naples, FL; first cousin, Diane Kinzey of New York City and second cousin Darlene Mullen of Harrisville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, ronald Delaney; and sister Edna Newman.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 30, 2012 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Robert Perine officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM.

Luella Mae Boilon

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Luella Mae Boilon

Age 80, of Broad Street Weston. WV passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Crestview Manor Nursing Home of Jane Lew following an extended illness.

She was born in Freemansburg Lewis County on November 02, 1931: Daughter of the late Homer Everett Burkhammer and Florence Anne (Turner) Burkhammer.

On August 09, 1952, she married Thurman Junior Boilon, who preceded her in death on February 26, 2007.

Mrs. Boilon is survived by one daughter: Luanna Ellen (Boilon) King of Weston, one sister: Nora Ables of Weston and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Thurman Junior, she was preceded in death by one daughter: Debra June Boilon, one son: Garry Lynn Boilon, two brothers: Glaydn and Hebert Burkhammer and three sisters: Clelle Sentelle, Beulah Henline and Eva Fisher.

Mrs. Boilon was a homemaker.

She was a member of Bendale United Methodist Church of Weston.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Luella Mae Boilon.

David Paul Ratliff

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David Paul Ratliff

Age 65, of Rt#2 Jane Lew, WV passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Parkersburg on November 07, 1946: son of the late Earl Lee Ratliff and Hattie May (Shaver) Ratliff.

On April 13, 1968, he married Constance A. “Susie” (Losh) Ratliff, who survives.

Mr. Ratliff is also survived by three daughters: Connie Keener of Salem, Cari (Scott) Currey of Jane Lew and Cindy Ratliff of Lost Creek, two sons: William David (Tabby) Ratliff of Jane Lew and Andrew L. (Katrina) Ratliff of Weston, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He is also survived by two brothers: Carl Ratliff of Little Hocking, OH and Charles Ratliff of Post, TX, two sisters: Mary Jo Bryan of Elizabeth, WV and Margaret Barth of Marietta, OH and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ratliff was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Mr. Ratliff was a retired carpet installer.

He attended the Mt Lebanon Church in Harrison County.

He loved horseback riding and spending time with his family.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Leary Van Horn, Reverend Bill Coffindaffer and Reverend Tim Hughes officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Mt Lebanon Cemetery on Kincheloe in Harrison County.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for David Paul Ratliff.

William “Bill” Truax

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William “Bill” Truax

Age 77, of West Union, WV, departed this life on Friday, March 23, 2012, at his residence, following an extended illness.

Bill was born April 03, 1935 in Benwood, WV, a son of the late Charles T. and Bessie (Hall) Truax.

He was retired after 16 years of service from the Adams County Parks & Recreation in Colorado where he served as the chief heavy equipment mechanic. Bill was also employed by the former Judel Glass of Salem, WV. He was a veteran of the US Air Force during the Korean War era where he earned several ribbons and medals including the Sigmund Rei. He loved hunting, fishing, watching the deer, and an avid fan of John Wayne. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Patricia “Pat” (Evans) Truax; children, Margie Stout, Pennsboro, WV; William “Billy” Truax II (Garnie) and Sheila Mae Truax-Segard(Daniel), both of Denver CO; Kimi Truax, West Union, WV; son in law, Brad Stout, West Union, WV; brothers, Charles Truax, Jr., Denver, CO; Harry Truax, Salem, WV; John Truax, Eaton, IN; grandchildren, Miriam Engel, Denver, CO; Roland Fullmer and Nicholas Fullmer, both of West Union, WV; Mike Fullmer, Mt. Vernon, OH, along with 7 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sheila Truax.

Funeral services will be 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the McCullough Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 7:00 M on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lulla “Irene” Dolin

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Lulla “Irene” Dolin

Age 94, of Sutton. WV passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012 at her residence.

She was born February 17, 1918 in Sutton to the late William Henry and Sarah Cornelia Duffield Floyd.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Clarence Nick Dolin, son; Samuel Sanson, infant son; John Davis, granddaughter; Margaret Massey, 3 brothers; Bailey Skidmore, Eugene Floyd, Arnold Floyd, sisters; Juanita Floyd, Genevia Bennett.

She is survived by her loving family, son; Jerry Floyd and wife Cheyorld of Sutton, daughters; Betty Floyd Sprouse of Little Birch, Wilma Jeanie Salisbury of Erbacon, special grandsons; Michael Davis, Rick Salisbury, 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday March 29, 2012 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating.

Burial will follow at Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton.

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

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

Rosalie Warner

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Rosalie Warner

Age 87 of Weston, WV passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

She was born September 24, 1924 in Morgantown.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd Clyde Warner; 2 sons, Billy Warner and Robert Helling; 2 daughters, Betty Warner and Elizabeth Ann Blair; former daughter-in-law, Melinda Warner and 3 grandchildren.

Rosalie is survived by her 4 sons, Stanley Warner and his wife Kathy of West Union, WV; Junior Warner of Weston; Randy Warner and his wife Barbara of Weston; Charles Warner and his wife Sue of Spencer, WV; Roger Sinclair; a daughter, Patricia Ann McMullen and her husband Dale of Pennsylvania; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Warner was a homemaker. She enjoyed her pets, especially her dog Buffy.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Alkire Funeral Chapel in Ireland, WV with the Rev. Larry Law officiating.

Burial followed at the Knawls Creek Cemetery in Braxton County.

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

Roger Lee Flint

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Roger Lee Flint

Age 58, of Little Birch,WV died on March 24, 2012 in Nicholas County Nursing and Rehab Center.

He was born on June 30, 1953 in Braxton County to Polly Bowers Flint and the late Hobert Ray Flint.

Roger was a caregiver for his mother and a Baptist by faith.

He was preceded in death by his Father.

Roger is survived by his loving mother, which was by his side to the end, Polly Bowers Flint, and his loving caregiver Sandy Jones.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday March 26, 2012, at Greene- Robertson Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Propst officiating.

Visitation will be two hours before the service.

Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.

Cornelia A. Deem

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Cornelia A. Deem

Age 82, of the Pines in Marietta, Ohio, died March 24, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Sutton, WV, a daughter of the late Harper J. and Rosalie Wesley Wade.

She moved to Parkersburg in 1934 at the age of 4.

She married her husband, Charles B. Deem Jr., on July 03, 1949.

She was a very active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church for 78 years. She was one of the founders and charter members of the Harvesters Sunday School Class, one of the original members of the Bonnie White Circle, Superintendent of the Primary Department of E.B.C., Financial Secretary for 15 years, Church Clerk for three years, former member of the choir, and served on the Board of Trustees, Mission Board, and Music Board. She wrote a devotional column for the church for 15 years which she compiled and, along with other writings, put into book form called “Reflections,“ which was sold to bring to life the Parable of the Talents.

She was a former member of Parkersburg Jr. Women’s Club and The Parkersburg Women’s Club. She was also a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Gamma Gamma Chapter. Connie and her husband loved to camp, especially at Holly River State Park, Canaan Valley, Myrtle Beach and New England in the fall. Her favorite activities were swimming and dancing.

She is survived by three children, Sally Ann Beckwith (Thomas) of Vienna, WV, Joseph W. Deem (Anne) of Riverside, CA, and Jaye Ellen Parks (Jeffrey) of Mooresville, NC; five grandchildren, Sarah Wells, Jacob Deem, Amanda Catano, Tara Beckwith and Kyle Parks; four great-granddaughters; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Wade and Connie Wade; and one great-great-grandson.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; two brothers, H. Jackson and James W. Wade; and three sisters, Mary Josephine Gannon, Irene E. Smith and Martha H. Kidd.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Kurt Busiek officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to One Great Hour of Sharing, c/o Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1710 23rd St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Glenda Jean Dotson

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Glenda Jean Dotson

Age 64, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on March, 24, 2012, at her residence.

Glenda was born July 30, 1946, on Buck Run near Pennsboro, WV, the daughter of the late Ernest Jefferson and Opal Faye (Sellers) Dotson.

She worked for 13 years at the Ritchie County Department of Health and Human Resources in Harrisville as a custodian.

She was a lifelong member of Pennsboro Church of Christ.

She greatly enjoyed telephone conversations with her family and friends and was a member of the Pennsboro Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her niece, Diane Wells, Pennsboro, WV; nephew, Gary Doak, Chandler, AZ; great-nephews, Chris (Lori) Wells, Harrisville, WV, and Evan Wells, Pennsboro, WV; and her great-great niece, Alexis Wells, Harrisville, WV.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lona Doak.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV, with Evangalist Terry Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in Buck Run Cemetery, near Pennsboro.

Friends may call from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Dorothy Hurst Smith

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Dorothy Hurst Smith

Age 88, of Holbrook Nursing Home, died February 29, 2012.

She was born at Troy, WV, May 15, 1923, the daughter of the late Fred and Beatrice West Hurst.

She was married to Carl R. Smith who is deceased.

Four sons survive: Harold Smith of Pricetown, Victor Smith of Weston, Carl Alexander Smith of Horner and Daniel Smith of Weston. Also surviving are one daughter, Barbara Alberta Smith Boggs of Jane Lew and three brothers: Leonard Hurst of Jane Lew, Laco Hurst of South Carolina, Stanley Hurst of Ohio and one sister Maudie Doddrill of Ohio. Nine Grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren survive.

Two brothers and two sisters: Albert Lester Hurst, Lawrence David Hurst, Margaret Smith and Minnie West are deceased.

Mrs. Smith was a loving mother, grandmother, and a friend to all.

Memorial services were held Wednesday morning March 21, at 10:00 AM at the Morris Funeral Home.

The family received friends to talk about the life of their mother.

The friends were invaded to share their memories of Mrs. Smith at this time.

A private burial was at the Machelah Cemetery.

A Morris Funeral Home service.

Ruby N. Riffle

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Ruby N. Riffle

Age 96, of Weston, WV, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, following a brief illness.

She was born October 25, 1915 in Braxton County, the daughter of the late John T. Taylor and Mae Foster.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph C. Riffle; and her son, Harold Glenn Riffle.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Ruby retired from Horne’s Department Store in Pittsburgh.

She was very active in the Lewis County Senior Center.

She was Methodist by faith.

Friends called from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston.

Funeral services was held 1:00 PM Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jesse Blake officiating.

Interment followed in Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters.

Boyle Funeral Home, Weston.

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