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Peyton Nicole Oldaker

The Gilmer Free Press

Brian Oldaker and Irene Workman of Weston, WV announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Nicole Oldaker.

She was born Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.

The little girl weighed 7-pounds, 6-ounces.

Maternal grandparent are Jerry and Cathy Workman of Weston, WV.

Paternal grandparents are Pat and Linda Oldaker of Wildcat, WV.

Alexis Marie Leon

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Christopher and Rebecca Leon of Jane Lew, WV announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Marie Leon.

She was born Saturday, August 09, 2014 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.

The little girl weighed 7-pounds, 8-ounces.

She is the couple’s second child.

The mother is the former Rebecca Williams and is a homemaker.

The father is employed as an aircraft detailer.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Williams of Jane Lew, WV.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dallman of Jane Lew, WV.

Linda Lou Craig Skinner

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Linda Lou Craig Skinner

Age 65, of Westfield Road in Jane Lew, WV passed Friday, August 15, 2014 at Crestview Manor in Jane Lew.

She was born August 31, 1948 in East Liverpool, Ohio: a daughter of the late Shirley Craig and Eva Jane Warrick Allen and step-mother Eleanor Craig.

Two daughters, Sherry Strother of Westfield Road and Crystal Skinner of Jane Lew; and two grandchildren, Brett and Brittany Strother were her reason for living.

Survivng are three sisters, Eliza (Raymond) Buckman of West Milford, Laneeta (Tim) Barnhouse of Weston and Christine (Scott) Rinehart of Weston; three brothers, Rusty Craig of West Milford, Dave (Lisa) Perrine of Weston and Chris Craig formally of Weston.

Mrs. Skinner had been employed at the Alkahn Label Factory.

She was a member of the Message of Life Tabernacle of Weston.

She was a true friend to all who knew her. She was also a lover of dogs and cats and her flowers. She will be truly missed by all.

Friends were received at the Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew, on Thursday, August 21, from 6 - 8 PM.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday, August 22, at 11 AM with Pastor Bob Hoover officiating.

Burial will be held in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Morris Funeral Home of Jane Lew is in charge of the funeral services for Linda Lou Skinner.

Edsel Stalnaker

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Edsel Stalnaker

Age 90, of U.S. Highway 33 West, Camden, WV passed August 12, 2014 at Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown, following a sudden illness.

He was born June 20, 1924 in Gilmer County: son of the late Crate Stalnaker and Gay Knotts Stalnaker.

Surviving are one brother, Keith Stalnaker of Camden; and one sister, Arnolee Scherer of Greenville, PA.

He was proceeded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Mr. Stalnaker was an army veteran of WWII, where he served during war time in Italy, France and Germany. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge near the Rhine River.

Mr. Stalnaker was a recipient of the Purple Heart and many other awards, was charter member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter #697 of Weston and a member of Weston Moose Lodge #1376.

He and his brothers, Gerald “Red” and Keith Stalnaker owned and operated Stalnaker Electric in Weston for 48-years.

He was a member of the Message of Life Tabernacle Church of Weston, was on the Board of Trustees at the time the church was established and also served in several different offices of the church.

At Mr. Stalnaker’s request, there was no visitation.

A christian funeral service and burial was held Saturday, August 16, at 2 PM at the Masonic Cemetery in Weston with Pastor Rob Hoover officiating.

Full military honors were offered.

Morris Funeral Home of Jane Lew is in charge of the funeral and commital services for Edsel Stalnaker.

Susan Elizabeth “Nana” Bullion

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Susan Elizabeth “Nana” Bullion

Age 64, of Goosepen Road, Roanoke, WV passed away at 5:25 AM on Monday August 18, 2014 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous journey with cancer.

She was born in Sutton, WV on April 17, 1950 a daughter of the late Rex Kermit Mick and Irene Dovie Williams Mick.

On September 09, 1967 she married William.Walker “Bill” Bullion and they celebrated 46 years of marriage.

She is survived by one son, William Walker Bullion Jr. of Bridgeport; one daughter, Amy Elizabeth Kovach and husband Marc of Jane Lew; foster son, George Gregory Marple of Weston; three grandchildren: Courtney Elizabeth Workman of Weston, Jaclyn Paige Kovach of Jane Lew, and Logan Adam Kovach of Jane Lew; seven brothers: Carol F. Mick of Elizabethton TN, Larry W. Mick of Buckhannon, William B. Mick of Volga, J. Michael Mick, Daniel R. Mick and Donald P. Mick, all of Weston, Randy K. Mick of Mannington; Bill Williams, whom she grew up with and loved as her brother; her beloved Shih Tzu’s, JoJo and Lucy and her Shih Tzu Chihuahua’s, Molly and Bella.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Mick.

Susan worked at the Heck’s Department Store of Weston, then managed the Weston KFC Restaurant, and later retired from the WV Department of Highways with several years of service.

She enjoyed hunting, volunteering for beekeeping organizations, watching Judge Judy, and connecting with her friends on Facebook. She was a loving caregiver, role model, and Mother figure to many. The children of the community who she loved and mentored affectionately knew her as Nana.

She was a Seventh Day Adventist by faith and it was her unyielding faith in God and unconditional love for her family that carried her through her illness.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew 4-8 PM on Wednesday August 20, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday with Reverend Randy Dustin officiating.

Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Garden of Jane Lew.

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

Richard Harrison “Dick” Metzgar

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Richard Harrison “Dick” Metzgar

Age 83, of Broad Street, Weston, WV passed away at 3:05 AM on Tuesday August 19, 2014 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous journey with cancer.

He was born in Lewis County, WV on July 31, 1931 a son of the late John Graydon Metzgar and Alma Delorus Oldaker.

On April 10, 1955 he married the love of his life, the former Lorena Belle Bonnett, and they celebrated 59 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Debra Kaye Fealy of Weston and Vanessa Dawn Linger and husband Barry of Boca Raton FL; three grandchildren: Bryan Metzgar and wife Brittany of Buckhannon, Brittni Stamper and husband Timothy of San Antonio TX, and Kaleb Linger of Boca Raton FL; one brother, James Metzgar and wife Tuana of Weston; one sister, Willa Bailey of KS.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Metzgar and son-in-law, Philip Michael Fealy.

He was employed as a truck driver for the Barbour Coal Company for many years and later retired from the WV Department of Highways with several years of service. He was an honored veteran of the United States Army, serving as a paratrooper during the Korean War. He enjoyed deer and coon hunting, and watching Nascar, always cheering for Jeff Gordon to take the checkered flag.

He was Methodist by faith.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd in Jane Lew from 4-8 PM on Thursday August 21, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel on Friday at 1 PM with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden in Jane Lew.

Full military honors will be accorded by the United States Army and the Lewis County Honor Guard.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Richard “Dick” Metzgar.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Lewis County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Sedona Goldie Knopf
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.05.1995
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.19.2014
Facility: Tygart Valley Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PROGRAM




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Edwin Lyle Burkhammer
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.13.1975
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.18.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 OBSTRUCTING
DOMESTIC ASSAULT 1ST/2ND(BY THREATS)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Allen Jackson Hardesty
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.18.1994
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.17.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 FLEEING WHILE DUI
DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jeremy Allan Mccartney
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.13.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.17.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 AGGRAVATED DUI
1ST POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
FLEEING WHILE DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Brian Gene Curtis
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.14.1969
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED
DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: David Cody Houck
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.25.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DUI
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Nicholas Todd Gould
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.16.1980
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PROGRAM




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Richard Christopher Neal
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.01.1988
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PROGRAM




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Gerald Eugene Hull
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.20.1978
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED
DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Logan Andrew Jenkins
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.17.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 NIGHTIME BURGLARY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Brandon Dylon Fisher
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.23.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $20,000.00 OBSTRUCTING
ASSAULT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Amanda Dawn Pullin
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.29.1987
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY 2ND
DOMESTIC ASSAULT 1ST/2ND(W/DISPY OF WEAPON)

West Fork Soil Conservation 2014 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to this years Recipient of the
2014 West Fork Soil Conservation District Scholarship

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The West Fork Conservation District Board of Supervisors selected Tonya LaCosta Lyons as the Gilmer County recipient of the 2014 West Fork Conservation District Scholarship.

The district offers a one time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a High School Senior who plans to attend college or a technical school.

One student from each of the four counties (Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, and Lewis) will be awarded this scholarship.

Tonya is the daughter of Rosey and David Lyons of Joes Run, Sand Fork and is currently enrolled as a freshman at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.

Please like our face book page at West Fork Conservation District to get more information about applying for the scholarship for this year’s High School Seniors who plan to attend college or a technical school.

West Fork Soil Conservation Supervisors Jane Collins, and Larry Sponaugle presented Tonya LaCosta Lyons with a check for $1,000.

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WANTED: West Virginia Trophy Fish and Big Bucks

WANTED: West Virginia Trophy Fish and Big Bucks for Display
at Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 27 & 28, 2014

National Hunting Fishing Day Big Buck Display

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If you have a legally harvested and mounted West Virginia big buck trophy, or if you have a trophy fish caught from West Virginia waters, it’s wanted for the Big Buck/Trophy Fish Display at West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 27-28, 2014, at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston in Lewis County, WV.

The West Virginia Wildlife Federation, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) and Toyota are seeking hunters who own trophy white-tailed bucks that were legally taken in West Virginia with either bow or gun and have a Pope & Young or Boone & Crockett score of 140 or greater.

They are also seeking fish that qualified for a trophy fish citation under the WVDNR guidelines.

“Each year the West Virginia Wildlife Federation and the WVDNR showcase these animals at this event,” said display organizers James Walker and Rob Silvester, WVDNR wildlife biologists. “The display is a tremendous draw to West Virginia’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, attracting thousands of visitors annually.”

Participation for trophy bucks will be limited to the first 30 qualifying trophy entries received.

As an incentive for participation, hunters who display their trophy deer at the two-day event will be entered into an exclusive drawing for several valuable prizes.

Participation for trophy fish will be limited to 25 qualifying trophy entries to be determined by the selection committee.

No more than five entries of any species will be accepted.

As an incentive for participation, each angler who displays his or her trophy fish mount at the two-day event will be eligible to win one of five $100 gift certificates.

Prizes will be picked randomly.

Interested hunters and anglers who have qualifying head, antler mounts and qualifying fish mounts should contact James Walker for fish or Rob Silvester for bucks at 304.924.6211 between 9 AM and 4 PM or email or   for additional information.

Shirley May Fisher Simmons

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Shirley May Fisher Simmons

Age 77, of Weston, WV passed away at 4:00 AM on Sunday August 17, 2014 in the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg following a brief illness.

She was born in Welch, WV on August 21, 1936 a daughter of the late Arnold Woodson Roberts and Lennie Willis Roberts.

Shirley was twice married. On January 17, 1959 she married Daniel V. Fisher and they enjoyed 44 years of marriage before his passing on February 11, 2003. Then, on March 19, 2011 she married Ralph Carl Simmons and they enjoyed two years of marriage before his passing on May 27, 2013.

She is survived by one son, Ray Fisher of Weston and one daughter, Debbie Frandza and husband Phillip of Lanoka Harbor, NJ; one granddaughter, Becky Frandza; one brother, Don Roberts of Roanoke, VA; and one sister, Brenda Fox and husband Richard of Villages, FL.

Shirley was retired from IBM with25 years of service. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, and traveling. She was most passionate about crocheting and she had made many beautiful afghans over the years.

She attended both the Murphy’s Creek Baptist Church and the Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 5-7 PM Tuesday August 19, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel at 7 PM with Reverend Wease Day officiating.

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

James “Jimmy” Empoules

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James “Jimmy” Empoules

Age 62, of Exchange, WV passed away July 28, 2014 at home.

He was born January 03, 1952 in Lowell, Massachusetts, son of the late George Constantine Empoules and Reva Louise Jeffries Empoules Davis.

James is survived by his daughter, JoAnn Marie Empoules Zanaglio and husband, Michael; his son, Coty James Empoules; granddaughter, Aurora Grace Zanaglio, all of Smithfield, PA; sisters, Patricia Empoules and companion, Danny Pickens and Terry Empoules, both of Lost Creek, and Debbie Davis Carey and husband, Glenn of Weston; nephews, Justin Wortham, John and Joshua Empoules; and niece, Jade Carey; and special friend and caregiver, Bobbie Jackson.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by sister, Cindy Empoules Branham and husband, Gary Branham.

Jimmy graduated in 1970 with the first class of Braxton County High School. He was part of the popular local band, Rogue Gallery in which he played guitar and vocals in the late 60’s. Jimmy held miscellaneous jobs before joining the U.S. Army, serving 7 years, first as SPC in 1stCalvery Division in U.S. Army Infantry in Belkin, Texas, serving 2 terms in Germany, then as a Medic at Walter Reed Hospital in Virginia until his service ended. Jimmy then worked at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown as a sous chef until his retirement when he became disabled.

Jimmy was a Christian and attended many Churches throughout his life starting at Gassaway United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir as a teenager.

He loved to fish, hunt, play guitar and piano, sing, and enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and many friends.

A memorial service will be held August 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Gassaway United Methodist Church, Gassaway, WV with Pastor James Malick officiating.

Please bring any pictures, favorite stories, and memories to share for Memory Book.

Richard M Roach Funeral Home assisted the family of James Empoules with arrangements.

Robert “Todd” Harris

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Robert “Todd” Harris

Age 54, completed his earthly journey on August 14, 2014 at Ephrian McDowell Hospital in Danville, KY after a brief illness.

Todd, a cattleman, auctioneer and businessman, was born May 20, 1960 in Barberton, OH, grew to manhood at Roanoke, WV and began farming at Mt. Salem Ridge in Lincoln County, KY as a young man.

Todd is survived by a son, Wyatt James Harris; his mother, Shirley Harris; sister, Cindi Tillett; brother, Gene Harris of Mt. Salem Rd; sister, Anna Dea Morris of Roanoke, WV; niece Bailee Morris; and nephews: Parker Richards and Nick Harris.

He was predeceased by his father, James Robert Harris.

Todd enjoyed raising and riding horses, riding his four-wheeler, conducting auctions, dining and socializing with his many friends.

He was Christian by faith.

Family and friends will gather for a Graveside Service at 11 AM on Tuesday August 19, 2014 at the Smith Cemetery in Roanoke with Rev. Father John Valentine officiating.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Robert “Todd” Harris.

Hugh J. “Buck” Harris

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Hugh J. “Buck” Harris

“Together Again”

Hugh J. “Buck” Harris, age 81, of Buckhannon, WV passed away at his residence on Thursday August 14, 2014.

He was born in Weston, WV on August 01, 1933 a son of the late Hugh C. Harris and Mary V. Harris.

He married the former Shirley Ann Williams and they enjoyed many years of marriage before her passing on March 18, 2004.

He is survived by one son, Hugh J. Harris Jr. and wife Nancy of Akron OH; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Ellinger of Akron OH; one sister, Patty Ruble of Weston; one brother, Frederick Harris of Cleveland OH; and several nieces and nephews.

Hugh attended Weston High School then went on to become an honored veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the Korean War aboard the U.S.S. Macon (CA-132) for four years. He then spent 10 years working at the WV Glass Company in Weston and in 1995 he retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron OH with 30 years of service. In 1996 he moved back home to West Virginia. He was a member of the American Legion Post #4 in Weston, the VFW Post #3663 in Buckhannon, the U.S.S Macon Veterans (CA-132).

He was a member of Lorentz Methodist Church.

Hugh’s request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private graveside service at Carder Cemetery in Vadis, with Reverend Calvin McCutcheon officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to the family at 95 Arete Way Buckhannon WV 26201.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Hugh J. “Buck” Harris.

Stonewall Resort to Host Second Annual Cardboard Boat Race- August 16, 2014

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Stonewall Resort is “Calling all Captains” to participate in the Second Annual Cardboard Boat Race, to be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 on Stonewall Jackson Lake and presented by the Stonewall State Park Foundation and the Stonewall Jackson Lake Boaters Association, resort officials announced.

Samantha Norris, community outreach director at Stonewall Resort, said, “Gather your crew, build your cardboard boat and join us on Stonewall Jackson Lake for this unique and fun event.”

Norris said teams are to construct their vessels out of cardboard, following the rules on the registration form.

On race day, teams are to have their “boats” at the launch site by 9:00 AM Boaters will meet in the boat loading parking lot, located behind the Roanoke Activity Plaza.

The area will be marked with signs directing participants where to go.

The race begins at 9:30 AM.

Trophies will be awarded for first through third places, for best overall design and also for the most spectacular “sinking”.

There is a small fee per boat and all boat crews will receive a t-shirt.

For event rules and registration, please visit StonewallResort.com and click on the Calendar of Events tab or call the marina at 304.269.8895.

To ensure the desired t-shirt size, participants are encouraged to register as quickly as possible as the event is only a few days way. There will be late registration at 8:00 AM the day of the event at the Roanoke Activity Plaza.  All registered participants must meet at the Roanoke Activity Plaza, no later than 9:00 AM.

Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the boat.

“This will be a great event for participants and spectators and we encourage all groups – Boy, Scouts, Girl Scouts, school groups, 4-H groups and others – to register and compete in the race,” Norris said.

Stonewall Jackson Dam: National Public Lands Day - Saturday, 08.16.14

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Ricky Ray Riffle

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Ricky Ray Riffle

Age 49, of Warren, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:24am at St. Joseph’s Eastland Hospital of Warren, OH with his family by his side.

He was born on December 06, 1964 in Weston, WV the son of Ray Draper Riffle & Ava Waneda (Conrad) Riffle.

Ricky lived most of his life in Warren, Ohio and he served his country in the U.S. Army.

Memories of Ricky will be carried on by his loving family; his mother Ava W. Riffle of Braceville; his sisters Jennifer & Winston Mixon of Braceville, Barbie & David Seni of Garrettsville. his nephews Matthew Mixon of Boynton Beach, FL, Cody & Logan Seni of Garrettsville; his niece Emily Seni of Garrettsville. Ricky is preceded in death by his father, and one brother Randy Riffle.

Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 2-6 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home with Reverend Ronzell Roberts officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Titchnell Cemetery of Heaters, WV.

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

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Ricky Ray Riffle.

Petersons to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

J. Lowell and Marilyn Peterson of French Creek will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 23, 2014. They were married in Weston by the Rev. James G. Crouch, presently of Summersville, WV. They met in grade school in Weston and dated throughout their high school careers in Weston High School.

They have two sons, David (Cynthia) of Clemmons, NC, and Phillip (Mary) of Waynesburg, PA, and eight grandchildren: Josh, Alex, Luke, Ashley and Lacey Peterson; Lauren, Amanda and Bradley Hayes; and a very special “great-great niece”, Aaliyah Price.

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Marilyn is the daughter of the late Lucille (Waggoner) Queen Hinzman and Merna C. Queen of Turner Town near Weston, WV. She is a graduate of Glenville State College and West Virginia University and taught school for 33 years (28 years in kindergarten), retiring from Gilmer County in 2005.

Lowell is the son of the late Herbert and Dorothy (McVay) Peterson of Maxwell’s Run near Weston, WV. He completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at West Virginia Wesleyan College, his Master’s Degree in Inorganic Chemistry at West Virginia University, and his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He worked at Glenville State College for thirty-two years, serving as a professor in math and chemistry, acting President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He retired in 2001 from the academic world.

Since their retirements, they have enjoyed living on a farm, raising horses and cattle, and keeping active in French Creek United Methodist Church. Lowell also enjoys gardening and hunting. Marilyn enjoys traveling, reading, and various crafts.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend an Open House on Saturday, August 23, 2014at the First Baptist Church in Weston where they were married, from 1:00-4:00 PM in the fellowship hall. It is located on the corner of Center Street and Second Street in Weston with the entrance from Second Street. It is being graciously hosted by their family. The couple requests no gifts, please. Cards may be sent to: 242 Heavenly Gait Lane, French Creek, WV 26218.

Connie L. Wilkins

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Connie L. Wilkins

Age 65, of Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, WV passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at her home.

She was born September 24, 1948 in Pickens: a daughter of the late James W. “Pappy” and Willa Lee Tunning Hull.

Wilkins is survived by her children, Anita Curtis and fiancé, Mike Wells of Philippi, Hartzel (Kim) Wilkins of Fairmont, and Tom Wilkins and fiancée, Rhonda Brown of Buckhannon; four grandchildren, Ashley Wilkins, Travis Curtis, Tyler Curtis and Jacob Reed; her partner of 15-years, Jim Bleigh; sister, Nancy Vaughan of Hinkleville; five brothers, Allen (Debbie) Hull of Buckhannon, James (Diane) Hull of French Creek, Chet (Tina) Hull of Buckhannon and Jerry Hull of Pickens; many half-brothers and half-sisters and several nieces and nephews.

She was a Presbyterian by faith

Wilkins was an instructor for Hunters Safety Courses and was a life member and cook for the Stone Coal Lake Fishing Club. She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, playing bingo and loved gardening, canning, planting and enjoying her flowers.

The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 PM on Friday, August 15, at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon.

Honoring her wishes for cremation, the family will have a private committal service at a later time.

The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon, is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Jean Rice Goodrich

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Doris Jean Rice Goodrich

Age 59, of John Street in Weston, WV and formerly of French Creek, WV passed Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

She was born on Auguat 14, 1954 in Canaan: a daughter of the late Paul Jotham and Ruth Lorene Huffman Rice. 

She was united in marriage on September 25, 2003 to Gary D. Goodrich, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Stephanie (Joseph A.) Lynn Warner of Buckhannon and Leanne (William) Richard of Buckhannon; one son Richard Warren (Katie) Mealey of Buckhannon; five step-daughters; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Terry Rice of French Creek and Margie Lockhart of Buckhannon.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dallas Rice and niece, Sally Rice.

Mrs. Goodrich was a Methodist by faith.

The family received friends at the Pleasant Dale Community Church on Tuesday, August 12, from 1 - 2 PM the funeral hour.

Interment followed in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist the family with funeral expenses.

The Goodrich family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.

High School Football 2014: Area High Schools’ Schedule

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014
GILMER COUNTY BRAXTON COUNTY
08.29.14    07:30 PM
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CALHOUN COUNTY
  08.29.14    07:30 PM
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LINCOLN
 
09.05.14    07:30 PM
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G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Lewis County - 08.12.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Nicholas Todd Gould
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.16.1980
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.11.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS PROGRAM




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Amanda Jane Hood
Height: 5   3"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.17.1985
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.11.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $50,000.00 MANUFACTUR DELIVER POSSESSION W/ INT/C/S




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jordan Scott Titus
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.11.1994
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.10.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Stephen Shane Sambol
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.19.1994
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.10.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Cody David Lipscomb
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.15.1994
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.10.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jeremy Oliver Kincaid
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.10.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.09.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Sue Ann Arbogast
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 176 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.17.1961
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.08.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Eddie Brandon Ellis
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.06.1986
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.08.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (1ST OFFENSE)




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Cassi Lee Clark
Height: 5   4"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.11.1986
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.08.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 BAILPIECE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Joshua Lynn Sims
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.15.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Ashley Renee Elmer
Height: 5   4"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.23.1987
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 OBSTRUCTING POLICE
GIVE FALSE INFORMATION
WITHHOLD INFORMATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Christopher Birch Jenkins
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.03.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATE HOME CONFINEMENT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Charles Steven Freeman
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.14.1962
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 1ST DEGREE MURDER / FELONY MURDER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Edmundo Terrazas
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.14.1961
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.06.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Lisa Marie Sorg
Height: 5   0"
Weight: 144 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.11.1983
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.06.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $100,000.00 FRAUD
OBTAIN POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Charged with trying to fill a voided prescription for hydrocodone.
Sorg had an existing prescription for the drug, which she said she received on July 18, 2014.
She said she received 90 pills, which is a 30 day supply.
Sorg said the prescription was entirely consumed by July 29, 2014, against the prescribed directions.
State police were contacted by the Walmart pharmacy in Weston on July 29, 2014 when Sorg was attempting to fill a voided prescription for hydrocodone from her doctor.
The Gil-Co Faith Pharmacy in Glenville, Gilmer County, WV said it had voided the prescription when it discovered Sorg had an existing prescription from another doctor.
Sorg attempted to fill the prescription at Best Care Pharmacy and Rite Aid in Weston and was turned away both times.
Sorg did not provide accurate information to her doctors and she filled out paperwork that said she was not on medication prescribed by other doctors.




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Anthony Martin Montgomery
Height: 6   3"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.05.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.05.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 OBSTRUCTING POLICE
FLEEING
PROPERTY DAMAGE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Denver Lee Wooten
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.18.1978
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.05.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Lewis County - Bail: $0.00 GRAND LARCENY

Donna Marie Riffle Hershberger

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Donna Marie Riffle Hershberger

Age 63, of James Court Buckhannon, WV passed away at 2:10 am on Monday August 04, 2014 in the Holbrook Nursing Home in Buckhannon following a brave journey with cancer.

She was born in Weston, WV on September 13, 1950 a daughter of the late Edward Jarrett Riffle and Velma Mae Defnall Riffle.

She is survived by one sister, Joyce Lamb and husband Stephen of Jane Lew; two nieces: Angela Marie and Lisa Ann; and one nephew, Christopher John.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Larry S. Riffle; and one nephew, Timothy Garland.

Donna was a 1970 graduate of Lewis County High School. She became a homemaker who enjoyed crafting and quilting.

She was also an active member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Buckhannon.

Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4-6 PM on Wednesday, August 06, 2014.

Funeral Services followed at 6 PM with Pastor John Hinkle officiating.

Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Donna Riffle Hershberger.

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Employee of the Month for July 2014

Mistey Queen of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Radiology Department has been named the Hospital’s Employee of the Month for July.

She has been employed at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital’ since December 2008.

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Her parents are Steve and Patty Queen of Weston.

She has a brother, Travis Queen, and her significant other, Chad Rhoades.

She is a graduate of Lewis County High School and received her radiology training at the North Carolina Carteret Community College in North Carolina.

After attaining her degree she worked as a traveling radiology technician for several years.

Mistey’s nominator wrote, “Misty goes above and beyond her duties of being an x-ray tech. If you need help with a patient she is there and if a shift needs covered she is there to help. Her knowledge and skills make her one of the best techs I know. She more than deserves to be a an employee of the month here at SJMH.”

Mistey is equally positive about her coworkers and department. She noted, “I love the family atmosphere here. We all get along and we treat each other with respect. It is like coming to work with my family…and I really love Brenda Tonkin, our department head.”

“THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSION” GALA FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014 AT STONEWALL RESORT

INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN MENTALIST CRAIG KARGES TO PERFORM AT
“THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSION” GALA FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 AT STONEWALL RESORT

Craig Karges, internationally-known mentalist, will perform on Friday, August 15, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital and West Virginia Wesleyan College’s eighth annual Gala.

Karges has performed on four continents and in all 50 states and has made numerous television appearances including The Tonight Show, CNN, and Entertainment Television.

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Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible.

Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and you will be left not believing your own eyes.

Mystical & marvelous, you are sure to be questioning what is real and what is an illusion.

“The Golden Age of Illusion” Gala will begin at 6:00 PM with a champagne reception followed by dinner at 7:00 PM.

Mr. Karges takes the stage after dinner and the evening concludes with dancing to the sounds of the band “Santa Cruz.”

Black tie is optional with period dress welcome.

Table sponsorships include the “Grand Illusionist” with two reserved tables of 10 and the “Master Magician” with one reserved table of ten.

Single tickets are also available.

Tickets can be obtained by calling 304.473.6819 or online at www.stj.net;  click the “Foundation” tab on the left and then the “2014 Gala” tab.

Larry Junior Gay

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Larry Junior Gay

Age 62, of Locust Avenue Weston, WV passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Braxton County on August 07, 1952: son of the late Ira Gay and Ruth (Mick) Gay of Weston.

On April 28, 2000, he married Nancy Carol (Spencer) Gay, who survives.

Larry is also survived by one son: Matt Gay of Weston, two daughters: Angie (Adam) Kuhl of Sandfork and Morgan Gay of Ohio, three grandchildren: Dylan and Devyn Gay and Maddie Kuhl and one brother: Don Gay of Weston.

Mr. Gay was an employee of Shentel Cable Company with 27 years of service. He was a graduate of Lewis County High School. Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing but his greatest joy was making music with his guitar. Spending time with his grandchildren was also special to him.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 4-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Mike Riffle officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery on Oil Creek in Roanoke, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Larry Junior Gay.

Craig Randall Heater

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Craig Randall Heater

Age 55, of Hollick Run Rd. Jane Lew, WV passed away unexpectedly at 7:53 PM on Saturday August 09, 2014 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

He had spent his last day doing what he loved the most, working on his farm and enjoying the outdoors, where he felt close to nature’s beauty, and to God’s blessings.

He was born in Weston, WV on June 03, 1959 a son of the late Gale Heater Jr. and Edith Mae Gould Heater.

On October 29, 1979 he married the love of his life, Debra Jo Allman, who was his fellow Pony Club rider when they were children. They celebrated 34 years of marriage and were looking forward to growing old together.

Craig’s love for family and the great outdoors will be carried on by his wife and their two children: Amanda Jo Heater and Brent Randall Heater of Jane Lew; one granddaughter, Aubrie Jo Cunningham (who will miss Papaw’s special fried potatoes in the morning); one brother, Gary Heater and wife Patty and one sister, Teresa Kincaid, all of Jane Lew; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Cathy Montgomery; one brother, Donald Heater; and his beloved Retriever-Lab, Bo, who was his best friend.

Craig was an experienced heavy equipment operator and mechanic, having worked for Halliburton for many years. Farming was his passion. He spent most of his time raising cattle, working the land, rebuilding tractors and dozers and enjoying the wildlife that frequented their property. Everyone knew him to be a “Mr. Fix It” who was always there to help. His loyalty ran deep and his friendships were true and genuine.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 5-7 PM on Tuesday August 12, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel at 11 AM on Wednesday with Reverend Bob Hoover officiating.

Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery.

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

Misty Lei Tomblin

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Misty Lei Tomblin

Age 34 of Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life Wednesday evening August 6, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident.

Born February 19, 1980 in Weston, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Grace Tallhamer and husband Rusty of Glenville and Frank Tomblin of Loving, Texas.

Misty was a graduate of Gilmer County High School, Class of 1998, and a Graduate of Glenville State College, Class of 2002, with degrees in Business Management and Marketing.

She was employed by JP Morgan Security LLC and held the title of Vice-President, Senior Financial Advisor.

Misty enjoyed cheerleading all of her life having been a cheerleader in elementary school, high school, and college. She was also a former cheerleading coach for Glenville State College. Misty was an avid member of Rob’s Fitness Center in Buckhannon, ran several Warrior 5k runs, and loved spending time with and being active in her children’s lives.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Cassandra Drennen of Glenville and Alexis Carr of Glenville, 1 brother Frankie Andrew Tomblin Jr. and wife Teresa of Munford, Tennessee, 2 half brothers, Alexander and Benjamin Tomblin both of Texas,  niece, Cloey Tomblin of Munford, TN, and nephew Noah Tomblin of Munford, TN, and grandmother, Faye Tomblin of Sand Fork, West Virginia.

Misty was preceded in death by her Grandfather, Percy Tomblin.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV. 26351 at 11:00 AM. Monday August 11, 2014 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Locust Knob Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 PM Sunday August 10, also at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Misty Lei Tomblin with arrangements.

Mary Jo Carder (McKinney)

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Mary Jo Carder (McKinney)

Age 70, of Salem, Ohio, passed away at 6:40 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Blossom Nursing Facility in Salem, Ohio surrounded by her family.

She was born a New Years baby on January 01, 1944 in Churchville: to the late Doy and Hazel (Cox) Carder.

She was a 1961 graduate of Lewis County High school. She worked in restaurant management at Forsythe’s Dinner Bell, Chen’s Chinese restaurant and Super USA of Salem, Ohio for many years.

She was a member of Tri-County Church of God in Salem, Ohio and loved art, painting and gardening. The most cherished things in her life were her children, grandchildren and especially her great-grandchildren.

She married Robert (Buzz) McKinney on June 29, 1961 in Churchville and even though they divorced many years later, they still remained close friends. She was proceeded in death by her father, mother and a grandson, Hendrix Marsh, whom she cherished for 102-days.

She is survived by two sons, Robert (Kin) and (Denise) McKinney and Chris McKinney, both of Salem, Ohio; and one daughter, Stacie (Tony) Seacrist of Youngstown, Ohio.

Also she has five brothers, Ron Carder of Camden, Don Carder of Churchville, Jim Carder of Camden, Denny Carder of Weston and Dick Carder of Mineral Wells; and only one sister, Lois Holden of Pricetown.

There are four grandchildren, Ashley (Jesse) McGuire, Cody McKinney, Macy McKinney and Dylan McKinney, all of Salem, Ohio; and seven great-grandchildren, Madison, Audrina, Caden, Conner, Ella, Charlette and Jaden.

Mary Jo was a wonderful and kind person to all that knew her and wished not to have a traditional funeral service.

She instead donated her body to science to further cancer and arthritis research.

She is loved and will missed by family and friends.

Francis David Keyton Novak

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Francis David Keyton Novak is the name chosen for the son born to Frank and Chelsey Novak of Weston, WV.

He was born Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.

The little boy weighed 9-pounds, 10-ounces.

He has one sibling, Keylee.

The mother is the former Chelsey King of Weston, WV and is a homemaker.

The father is employed by Multi-Chem of Jane Lew, WV.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. David King of Weston, WV.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Novak of Weston, WV.

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