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Donald Gene “Donnie” Chumley

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Donald Gene “Donnie” Chumley

Age 71, of Salem, WV departed this life on Saturday, May 25, 2013, in the Emeritus at The Heritage of Bridgeport.

He was born January 02, 1942, in Greenbrier, Doddridge County, WV, a son of the late Kenneth and Ruth Childers Chumley.

On June 04, 1966, he married Verna Carpenter Chumley, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Michelle Bockoven and husband William S., Louisville, KY; two sons, Patrick and Gary Chumley, Salem; two sisters, Sharon Ford and husband Franka and Cyrena Oliver and husband Roger, both of Salem; sister-in-law, Carolyn Chumley, Salem; two nieces; five nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

One brother, Edwin Chumley, preceded him in death.

Mr. Chumley was retired from the state of West Virginia as a rehabilitation counselor with 21 years service. He attended the Romney School for the Blind from first through ninth grades and was a 1963 graduate of Doddridge County High School. Donnie was a 1967 graduate of Salem College with a B.A. degree in education and was a post-graduate of Marshall University.

He enjoyed caning chairs, woodworking and his beloved Chihuahuas. He was a loving husband and father and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union, on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 1:00 PM with Pastor Denver Burnside presiding. Interment will follow in the Union Mission Cemetery, New Milton.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 4:00-8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Wednesday until the time of the service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Chumley family.

Charlotte Grace “Susie” Taylor

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Charlotte Grace “Susie” Taylor

Age 66, of Valley Chapel Road, Weston, Jackson Mill Community, WV passed away at 9:20 AM Friday, May 24, 2013 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following an extended illness.

She was born December 06, 1946 in Boyer, Pocahontas County, a daughter of the late Hubert and Rachel Hull Wilfong.

On October 30, 1976 she married the love of her life, Homer L. “Bud” Taylor, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons: David and Michael Taylor, both of Weston; three brothers: Eddie Wilfong of Dunmore, David and wife Donna Wilfong of Weston and Jimmy Wilfong of Boyer; three sisters: Joyce Palmer and husband Ken of Aurora, CO; Alice Kramer and husband Lee of Arbovale and Violet “Bitsy” Ryder and husband Hollis of Marlinton; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Allen, Hubert and Oscar Wilfong and one sister, Mary Kay Higgins.

Susie enjoyed working at the Camp Thorwood 4-H Camp and National Youth Science Camp. Susie was a loving giver and a passionate volunteer, always willing to lend a hand to someone in need. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, canning and was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders. She loved to bake pies, cookies, and cakes, especially to help with fundraisers.

She was a faithful and devoted member of the Victory Assembly of God Church in Weston, where she loved working with the children in the nursery.

Friends called at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew Sunday, May 26 from 5 to 8 PM.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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

Legacy to Remeber: Mavis Nadine Hughes Waggoner

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Four score and five years ago (Nadine didn’t like being 80 so we called it 4 score), Mavis Nadine Hughes Waggoner was born in Porto Rico in Doddridge County, WV to Con Otis and Wanda Tharp Hughes on July 28, 1927.  Nadine, as she was known to her family and friends, grew-up in central WV as the family accompanied her father in his work in the oil & gas fields including places like Grantsville, Harrisville, and West Union.  In the early 40’s, her family moved to Glenville.  Over the years, Nadine shared memories of her youth.

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Nadine had been very close to her older brother Bob.  In Harrisville, WV they shared a paper route.  Her parents bought a bike for Bob so she told of how Aunt Irie loaned her the money to buy a bicycle.  After a couple of payments Aunt Irie told her the loan was paid off because it wasn’t fair that only her brother should have a bike.  As a result of the bikes, it appears that they monopolized the newspaper delivery business.  Later her brother, Bob, was killed in Okinawa in WWII at age 19 and Nadine would go on to name her only son in his honor

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Nadine was always kind while being industrious; she would pick up the mail for many older folks especially shut- ins.  During this time she was also the sparring partner for her brother, Bob.  He became an excellent boxer and even boxed when he was in the Marines.  Life was tough growing up when you were moving from community to community.  She lamented that you would just begin to make friends and then they would move again.

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Another reflection of Harrisville was Bank Night at the movie theater.  It was only a nickel and they would have a drawing for I believe $25.  She said that no matter what the movie was that you had to go on Bank Night.  Regardless the movie they always had a good time.

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Nadine’s first job was working in Leon Starkey’s Restaurant where she shortly became manager.  She would share stories of walking with a lantern, since her dad took the flashlight, from Camden Flats at 4 a.m. so that the glass workers could have breakfast and pick up their packed lunches for their shift.

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She shared that payday was a great day because the workers would bring in their paychecks to pay their tab for meals and she would have a great tip jar that day.  As she reminisced, the highlight of the week was on Saturday night when they would move all of the tables and chairs to create a dance floor for their jukebox.  During this time is when she met Ralph who ran the projector for the Theater.

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After the war, Ralph and Nadine were married. Nadine shared that they lived in the little Fisher house that set partially over the creek by the old grist mill.  She smiled as she shared that they had improvised for a refrigerator with a wooden box attached to the windowsill.

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Throughout her life, Nadine, Ralph and Bob had traveled through 45 states with some of their favorite places being the Badlands, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon National Parks, Key West and later Disney World.  She always enjoyed playing golf in Florida.

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She started the youth tournaments to provide children with a safe summertime environment and to ensure that the golf course would continue.  Over the years she helped raise many of the children of the Glenville area through this effort.

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Over the years, Nadine would look after many of the elderly in the community.  She was known for making their favorite dishes and baking pies, cakes and cookies and delivering them.  Often she would run errands for them and take them to the doctor when needed.  She was an extremely compassionate person and always willing to help anyone in need.

 

 

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TRUTH OR TRADITION?  –  #223

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“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.”  2 Timothy 3:16

Evidences Of Inspiration.
Have we any valid evidence that The Bible is inspired of God,  or is that belief a blind leap into the dark?  We want to consider, first of all, some internal evidences of inspiration, and the first we will consider is:  The Claim of the Authors.


The Claim Of The Authors.
About forty men had a part in writing the sixty-six books of The Bible, and more than two thousand times they claim to be speaking the words of God.  We find such phrases as:  “Thus saith the Lord,”  “The word of the Lord came to me,”  “The Lord said unto me,”  “I have received of the Lord,” etc.


Truth Or Fiction?
Either these men were outright lying,  allowing their imaginations to run wild,  or they were telling the truth.  Is their claim fallacy, fantasy, or fact?  Were they liars, lunatics, or honest men telling the truth?


Could They Have Been Liars?
Did they deliberately set out to deceive others?  Why would they?  What would be their purpose?  In Acts 23 we read about forty men who conspired together to neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.  But they were all Jews, who lived at the same time,  and had a common reason for killing Paul.  The Bible was written by about forty men who lived at different times over a span of some 1600 years, men who were from different walks of life, some Jews and some Gentiles.  It would have been impossible for them to conspire together.  They were willing to die for what they claimed.  Would you die for a lie?


Could They Have Been Deluded?
Were they themselves deceived?  Could they have been hallucinating, only imagining that God was speaking to them?  These men were from various walks of life:  shepherds, fishermen, tax collectors, prophets, priests,  judges, kings, doctors, lawyers, etc.  Some well educated, some not. Moses was trained in all the knowledge and learning of Egypt, an advanced civilization for its day.  Paul was brought up at the feet of Gamaliel.  Luke was a physician.  From Moses (ca. 1500 BC) to John (ca. 100 AD), some sixteen hundred years passed.  It’s not very likely that that many men over that many years were hallucinating.  Men who imagine things could not have written with such beauty and harmony of thought and purpose.


Were They Telling The Truth?
If the authors of the books of The Bible didn’t set out to deliberately deceive, and if they were not deceived themselves, then they must have been honest men who were telling truth,  and God did speak to and through them.  All Scripture is indeed inspired of God (2 Timothy 3:16), and holy men of God did speak as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21).  Next:  The Unity and Harmony of the Scriptures.

 

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Minister: Gene H Miller, 3281 Rosedale Road, Shock WV 26638-8410.
Phone:  304.462.0384     E-Mail:  “ghmiller@rtol.net”  Web Site:  steercreekchurchofchrist.org

Lawrence “Larry” Stemple

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Lawrence “Larry” Stemple

Age 79, of Parkersburg, WV, died May 24, 2013, at his home.

He was born February 25, 1934, in Grantsville, WV, to the late Bernard and Lenore Morris Stemple.

Larry attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where he was an usher, Eucharistic Minister, served on the parish council and was a pastoral counselor.

He retired from the Bureau of Public Debt. Larry served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of American Legion Post 15, the Elks Lodge and the Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th Degree Knight.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Norma (Borrelli) Stemple; one sister, Diana Helmick (Charles); two brothers, Morris (Mary Ellen) and Mike Stemple; one sister-in-law, Joan Stewart; nieces and nephews, Jeanie Feather, Jennie McAtee, Charles Helmick, Steve C. Helmick, Tina Wake (Ernest), Lisa Borrelli, Anne Spletzer (Mark), Kay Frosolone (Pete), Amy Schaus (Sammy), Emily Self (Jason), Angela Borrelli, Teri Pacion (John), Tim Stemple (Cindy), Tracy Casey (Martin), Tricia Dennison (Greg) and Tammy Brenner (Gary); several great-nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Susie Miller.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Housecalls Hospice and Comfort Keepers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one nephew, Charles Borrelli.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Neil Buchlein officiating and the Rev. Father Robert Park co-officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3-8 PM Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered in Observance of Memorial Day

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In keeping with the presidential proclamation, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin ordered U.S. and State Flags at all state-owned facilities be displayed at half-staff from dawn until Noon, Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day.

“Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to pay tribute to and remember those who have fought bravely to preserve our freedom and security,“ said Governor Tomblin. “On this Memorial Day, I encourage all West Virginians to recall those brave men and women of the armed forces who have risked and given their lives to keep us safe.“

Governor Tomblin asks all West Virginians to unite in prayer for permanent peace at 11:00 AM and to observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 PM to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of our military men and women.

SAND FORK TOWN HALL: VETERAN’S PLAQUES DEDICATION CEREMONY – 05.25.13 - Today

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VETERAN’S PLAQUES DEDICATION CEREMONY
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013 AT 5:00 PM
SAND FORK TOWN HALL

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On Saturday, May 25, 2013at 5:00 PM the Town of Sand Fork will dedicate the first two granite plaques honoring Veterans from the Sand Fork Area and Gilmer County who have or are serving their Country.

The first plaques will list 52 names each, but all names submitted to date will be read and honored at the ceremony.

Additional plaques will be installed as they are filled..

Names may still be submitted to be added the plaques.

Everyone is invited to attend this ceremony.

Questions?  Contact Council Members Sue Edwards or Judy Jones.

Wilton E. “Bud” Williams Jr.

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Wilton E. “Bud” Williams Jr.

Age 87 of Tollgate, WV passed away on May 23, 2013 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital after a long struggle with heart disease.

He was born on January 12, 1926 in Philippi, WV a son of the late Wilton E. Williams Sr. and Nell Squires Williams.

On May 12, 1945 he married his childhood sweetheart Janice Le Sommerville Williams who survives.

Surviving are one daughter, Diana Weiss, New Hope, PA, two sons, Phillip Kent Williams and wife Pamela, Nashville, TN, Timothy A. Williams and wife Michelle, Cold Springs, KY. He was also a grandfather of five grandchildren, Jessica L. Williams, Loma Linda, CA, Tyler J. Williams and wife Teagan, Kettering, OH, Steven M. Williams, Cincinnati, OH, Hannah and Rebecca Williams, Cold Springs, KY. One brother, Ronald J. Williams, two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Guffey and Patricia Ann Boyce preceded him in death.

Mr. Williams attended Doddridge County High School, where he played basketball and football. He was captain of the football team and president of the Senior Class of 1944. Wilton enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet before finishing high school. After serving his country during WWII he earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering at West Virginia University school of Mining and Engineering and later earned his professional engineering license. He worked for Weirton Steel as an engineer. In 1952 he became foreman of Utilities Division of United States Steel, Morrisville, PA from which he retired as Superintendent of Utilities in 1972. Wilton and his family relocated close to their hometown of West Union to farm and raise sheep and cows. He was called back by U.S. Steel Engineers and Consultants for overseas work in Taiwan. He continued several assignments to Turkey and other European Countries. Wilton was a respected and beloved member of the Tollgate Seventh Day Adventist Church. He held the position of delegate to the Columbia Union Conference of the Adventist Church and was president of the Instrument Society of America. Wilton was very active in Habitat for Humanity. He held offices in several other organizations and was a Boys Scout Leader.

A memorial service will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front St. on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Pastors Daniel Morikone, Bill Clark, Randall Murphy as well as Dr. Jim Levos presiding.

There will be a time of gathering one hour prior to the service.

Private interment services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tollgate Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund or the American Heart Association.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Williams family.

Nancy Louise Lowther

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Nancy Louise Lowther

Age 65, of Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Harrisville, WV, passed May 24, 2013 at Camden Clark Memorial Campus.

She was born September 02, 1947 in Washington County, OH, the daughter of the late Sydney E. and Violet Mae Blouir Straight.

Nancy worked for the former Economy Industries for 11 years and Integrated Family Services in Harrisville as a caregiver.

She was a member of Harrison Street United Methodist Church and Harrisville Moose Lodge #644.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Lee Lowther (Tina) of Cairo and Brian Edward Lowther of Parkersburg; daughter, Tina Louise Copeland of Parkersburg; sisters, Ruby Lowther of Harrisville, Judy Moore of Indiana, and Patty Straight of Parkersburg; and brothers, Ted Eugene Straight and Jim Straight, both of New Milton, WV, Bill Straight of Parkersburg, Charles Straight of MO, and Danny Straight and Mike Straight, both of California.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doil Edward Lowther.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor John Lowther officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:00-8:00 PM, Sunday.

Sharon Paulette Hawkins

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Sharon Paulette Hawkins

The strongest woman we know, a super mom that is what we lost - a motivator, a guide, a kindred spirit, a gentle hand, a daughter, a sister, a wife, mom, grandmother, friend and a very kind independent woman.

She passed away on May 10, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She taught us that you could do anything, be anything, and make a difference. A woman of determination, she believed in God and had no fear. Sharon was very dedicated to helping others before she would help herself and loved her family and community.

She was a 4-H leader, Kanawha Run Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Alton CEOS.

She was born in Braxton County, WV to the late Paul Pearson Gregory and Mabel Lucy Mollohan on Nov. 18, 1946, 66 years ago.

She enjoyed the community of many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Sharon married Joseph Hawkins and loved him for 43 years. They have four children, Neil Hawkins, and wife Lori, of Parkersburg, Kimberly Fogle and husband, David, of Front Royal, VA, Amy Tenney and husband, Michael, of Tallmansville, and Karen Gerard, and husband Dominick, of Morgantown, WV.

She will also be missed by two brothers, Keith Gregory of Falls Mill, and Paul Gregory of Normantown; and six grandchildren: Joshua Tenney, Mya Tenney, Lane Tenney, Nicholas Hawkins, Chase Hawkins and Ava Gerard.

The family received friends from 4-8 PM Monday at Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services was held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Pleasant Dale Community Church, where the body will lie in state from 10:30 AM to 11 AM, the funeral hour, with Rev. Bradley Tenney, Rev. Kara Philippi and Rev. Lonnie Ramsey officiating.

Interment followed in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.

The Hawkins family has entrusted the arrangements to the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

Carolyn Sue Davisson

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Carolyn Sue Davisson

Age 48, of 100 Breezewood Apartments Weston, WV passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following a sudden illness.

She was born in Clarksburg on December 25, 1964: daughter of Robert Hayward Richards of Kincleloe in Harrison County and the late Sarah Virginia (Sinnett) Richards.

On July 05, 1997, she married Jeffrey C. Davisson, who survives.

Mrs. Davisson is also survived by two daughters: Amy Renee Pratt of Rivesville and Sara Jean “Butch” Roy and husband Jeremy James of Bridgeport, two sons: Jeffrey Tyler Davisson and Derek Shane Davisson both of Jane Lew and four grandchildren: Riley Mariana Martinez, Aubrey Michelle Roy, Nevah Davisson and Maddie Davisson. She is also survived by one brother: Robert “Bobbie” Richards, Jr. of Ohio, one sister:Donna Jacobs of Keyser and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her mother, Carolyn was preceded in death by one sister: Reta Sponaugle.

Mrs. Davisson was a homemaker. She donated her time at the Food Pantry in Weston. She was a graduate of South Harrison High School with the ‘Class of 1983.” Carolyn enjoyed gardening, fishing, and shooting her guns. She loved dirt track racing, riding 4-wheelers and motorcycles and generally anything outdoors. Her greatest joy was playing with her grandbabies.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Clifford West officiating.

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

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Carolyn Sue Davisson.

Eleanor Pardue

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Eleanor Pardue

Age 88, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Hilliard, Florida.

Mrs. Pardue was born in Gassaway, West Virginia.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida where funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 15, with Pastor George Kratochvil officiating.

Interment followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her daughter, Lynn (Joe) Haskew; her son, Bill (Karen) Pardue; 5 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Jean Nold Hopkins

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Jean Nold Hopkins

passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at her home in Sutton, after a year long fight with pancreatic cancer.

She was born August 16, 1939 in Sedalia, Missouri, to the late Adolph and Lorene Old.

She married Bill Hopkins on June 09, 1957 in Sedalia.  As a military wife and wife of a pastor, Jean lived throughout the United States including Guam and settled in West Virginia where they have lived the last 39 years.

Jean served with her husband at Faith Baptist Church in Beverly, West Virginia and First Southern Baptist Church in Sutton, West Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter Cheryl Hopkins and grandson Nathan Robinson.

Jean is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill Hopkins.  She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Mark Robinson of Sutton; daughter and son-in law, Tena and David Facemire of Sutton, grandson and family, Justin, Tracy, Mark, Rebecca and Heather Robinson of Cary, North Carolina; granddaughters and family: Niki, Joey, Sydney, Joal, and Ira Ransbottom and Mandy, BJ, Logan and Connor Payne of Sutton.

“Grandma Jean” as she was lovingly known, was a member of First Southern Baptist Church and the Sutton Elementary School family, where she worked as a foster grandparent.

A service to honor the life of Jean will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday May 25 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Sutton with her husband, Pastor Bill Hopkins officiating.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hearts of Hope, Rt. 1 Box 17, Frametown, WV 26623;  Hospice Care Corporation, PO Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335;  or First Southern Baptist Church of Sutton, PO Box 601, Sutton WV 26601.

Mary Alice Schweinsberg

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Mary Alice Schweinsberg

She was born in Braxton County, West Virginia, on May 18, 1926.

She passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the age of 86.

She moved to Texas in 1950 from West Virginia with her husband, Irwin M. Schweinsberg, who preceded her in death.

She pursued a nursing license and worked at DeTar Hospital after raising her family.

She enjoyed gardening and reading.

She is survived by her brother, John Berry and wife Treva of Heaters, West Virginia; three daughters, Jeffrey K. Jordan and husband Tom of Conroe, Catherine Lynn of Placedo, and Susan Simmons; 2 grandsons; 2 great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff of Main Street Personal Care.

As per her wishes, a private burial will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements through Heritage Funeral Home.

SAND FORK TOWN HALL: VETERAN’S PLAQUES DEDICATION CEREMONY – May 25, 2013

TOWN OF SAND FORK
VETERAN’S PLAQUES DEDICATION CEREMONY
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013 AT 5:00 PM
SAND FORK TOWN HALL

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On Saturday, May 25, 2013at 5:00 PM the Town of Sand Fork will dedicate the first two granite plaques honoring Veterans from the Sand Fork Area and Gilmer County who have or are serving their Country.

The first plaques will list 52 names each, but all names submitted to date will be read and honored at the ceremony.

Additional plaques will be installed as they are filled..

Names may still be submitted to be added the plaques.

Everyone is invited to attend this ceremony.

Questions?  Contact Council Members Sue Edwards or Judy Jones.

Chloe Roberts

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Chloe Roberts

Age 92, of Harrisville, WV, died May 20, 2013 at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born September 06, 1920 at Nobe, WV, the daughter of the late William Franklin and Mary Murphy Radabaugh.

Chloe was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church and was a homemaker who loved to cook for family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Davis (Gene Hilkey) of Harrisville; step-sons, Forest “Short” Roberts of Parkersburg and Rev. Ronzel Roberts (Leona) of Glenville, WV; grandchildren, Cheryl Melhuish (Adam), and Gregory Davis (Anissia) all of Harrisville, Kevin Church (Kim) of Grantsville, WV; Craig Church (Kelly) of Nobe, Forest “June” Roberts (Joyce) of Grantsville, Terry Roberts (Pam) of Burnsville, WV; and Rodney Roberts (Connie) of Mineral Wells; 29 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lem “Tom” Roberts; step-daughter Vieva Church; brothers, Albert, Homer, Joe, and Walter Radabaugh; and sisters, Idella Richards, Roxie Whipkey, and Reva Aronhale.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 24, 2013 at Nobe Chapel Church with Pastor Carlos Nutter and Rev. Kevin Church officiating.

Burial will follow in the Nobe Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at Raiguel Funeral Home from 3:00-8:30 PM Thursday with a service to be held at 7:00 PM with Rev. Robert Perine officiating.

Friday at the church, friends may call from 1:00-2:00 PM.

Charlotte Ann Demastus

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Charlotte Ann Demastus

Age 63, of Orlando, WV went home to be with the Lord on Monday May 20, 2013 at Ruby Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was born September 13, 1949 in Centralia, WV to the late Murl and Aretta Williams.

Charlotte was a homemaker and attended Orlando Baptist Church for the past 13 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Debbie Smith, brothers, Ed Williams, Delbert Williams, sisters, Virginia Pullin, Leona Malcomb, Eloise Workman.

Charlotte is survived by her soul mate, Carl Fox, children, Calina Jarvis, Jay Demastus, and Crystal Tanner, grandsons, Dustin Ware, Coby Jervis, Toby Jarvis and Noah Tanner, granddaughters, Lexus Tanner and Leah Tanner, brother, Paul Williams, sisters, Mavadell McDivitt and Loretta Bailey.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM May 23, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Pastor Lonnie Ramsey officiating.

Burial will follow in Orlando Cemetery, Orlando, WV.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbling serving the Demastus family.

Robert N. (Bob) Linger

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Robert N. (Bob) Linger

Age 84, of Terrace Avenue Weston, WV went to be with his Savior the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at his home with his loving wife Avis of 63 years by his side.

Bob was born May 25th 1928 in Weston, WV: son of the late Ralph Linger and Curga (Norris) Linger.

He graduated from Weston High School with the “Class of 1946”and attended West Virginia University of Morgantown for two years. He served honorably as a private first class with the United States Army between 1950-1952 at Fort Benning, GA.during the Korean Conflict, before commencing his career as a design draftsman and marrying Avis Dare (Jackson) Linger on October 20th 1950. Bob served with distinction with Hope Natural Gas of Clarksburg and its successors Consolidated Natural Gas Supply Corporation and Consolidated Natural Gas for 42 years before retiring at 62. During his last several years with CNG, he held the position of Supervisor, Design Engineering Services. Many of the pipelines and compressor stations in operation today by Dominion Resources were implemented and designed by Bob and his Team.

Bob was a life member of the Broad Run Baptist Church of Jane Lew where he served as Deacon, Sunday school superintendent and Board of Trustees.

He was a member of the Gideon International and the Weston American Legion.

Bob is survived by his wife Avis, brother: Donald R. Linger and wife Phyllis of North Conway, NH, children: Roberta Carol Linger of Morgantown and Daniel Bruce Linger and wife Kathy of Denver, CO and grandchildren: Nelda Linger of Houston, TX, Nick Linger and wife Delilah of Austin, TX, Sgt. Preston Ross Linger of US Army, Alex Weber of Morgantown and Matthew Weber and wife Becky of Bethel Park, PA.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Bill Coffindaffer officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Broad Run Church Cemetery of Jane Lew, WV.

In lieu of flowers donations may be in Bob’s honor to Broad Run Baptist Church 95 Broad Run Church Road Jane Lew, WV 26378.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Robert N. (Bob) Linger.

Bradley R. Adams

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Bradley R. Adams

Age 73, of New Concord, Ohio departed this life Friday, May 17, at the OSU Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born January 12, 1940 in Troy, West Virginia and was a son of the late Denzel and Josephine Reed Adams.

He retired as a truck driver for Detroit Diesel, Byesville, OH.

He is survived by his wife, Anita L. Patterson Adams, whom he married July 11, 1959; daughter, Shanda (Perry) Burt of Cambridge, Ohio; son, John Adams (Cindy Boylan) of Canton, Ohio; sister Jackie (Ed) Broome of Glenville, West Virginia; brothers Edward “Bud” (Connie) Adams of Weston, West Virginia; Gary “Sam” (Jeanette) Adams of Cedarville, West Virginia; James “Jim” (Karen) Adams of New Concord, Ohio; sister-in-law, Sharon Adams Hall of Weston, West Virginia; brother-in-law, Bill (Ryta) Patterson of Heath, Ohio; grandson, Raymond Burt of Cambridge, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

A brother, Roger “Skeet” Adams is deceased.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Ellyson Mortuary in Glenville from 11:00 AM until time of services at Noon with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Troy I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Bradley R. Adams with arrangements.

Louwilda “Sue” Satterfield

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Louwilda Sue Satterfield

Age 83, of Pennsboro, WV, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Carehaven of Pleasants in Belmont, WV.

Sue was born March 06, 1930, in Belmont, WV, the daughter of the late Robert and Olive (McFarland) Holpp.

Sue spent her life as a loving homemaker for her family and greatly enjoyed sewing especially making quilts and reading. Sue took great pride in raising her children and loved her children and grandchildren dearly.

She is survived by her children, Gary C. Satterfield of St. Marys, WV; Linda Sue Freeland (Perl), of Pennsboro, WV; Kendall “Kenny” Satterfield (Chrystal), Cairo, WV (Glendale Community); Neal Satterfield (Peggy), Pennsboro, WV, and David Satterfield, Smithville, WV; daughter in law, Mardella Satterfield, Cairo, WV (Glendale Community), brother Jerry Holpp of Newport, OH along with, 27 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles J. Satterfield; sons, Ronald Satterfield, Charles Robert Satterfield, William “Bill” Satterfield; daughter, Sondra Jean Roach, and brothers, Dean, and Robert Holpp.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with burial to follow in the Fairmont Ridge Cemetery near Ellenboro, WV.

Friends may call the funeral home from 4:00-8:00 PM Tuesday.

William “Bill” R. Dallas

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William R. “Bill” Dallas

Age 74 of RR 2 Jane Lew, WV, Kincheloe Community, passed away at 6:30 PM Friday, May 17, 2013 at his residence following a sudden illness.

He was born August 27, 1938 in Pleasantville, New Jersey a son of the late Charles and Estelle Shaw Dallas.

On August 27, 1971 he married the former Edith Wendt who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters: Estella Dallas and Debra Swick both of Jane Lew and Amanda Brantmayer of Bridgeton, NJ; one son, William Dallas of Egg Harbor City, NJ; seven grandchildren: John, Charlie, Jessie, Kayla, Timmy, Chase and Cassie. Also surviving is one half-sister.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Allen Dallas.

Bill worked as a Blacksmith for several years and later retired from the Lenox China Co. He was an avid deer hunter who loved to farm. He raised Herford cattle, rode horses and owned two Reserved World Champion Stallions. He also worked as an auto mechanic and loved to watch John Wayne movies. He enjoyed his favorite candy, Tootsie Rolls, having them with him at all times. He will be greatly missed by his beloved Border Collie, Valentine. Mr. Dallas was an honored veteran of the US Army.

Friends may call at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM Tuesday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend William Coffindaffer officiating.

At Bill’s request, cremation will follow and private service will be held on the family farm.

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

Dennis Parsons

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Dennis Parsons

Age 73, of Bear Run Community, Orma, WV passed away May 18, 2013 at Montgomery General Hospital, Montgomery WV.

Born in Calhoun County, WV, he was a son of the late Perry and Phoeba Cottrell Parsons.

Surviving are his sister, Velma Mae Barnes of Millstone, WV; two brothers, Eugene Parsons of Orma and Roscoe Parsons of Millstone. Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by three brothers, Brenton, Thomas and Vance Parsons.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg with Rev. Kenneth Parsons officiating.

Interment will follow in the Parsons Cemetery at Arnoldsburg, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of the services.

Carolyn Sue Miller

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Carolyn Sue Miller

Age 70, of Millstone, WV died May 19, 2013 at her home after an extended illness.

She was born April 02, 1943 in Calhoun County, WV a daughter of the late Mansel Guy and Hazel Gay Starcher Hughes.

She retired from BF Goodrich with 31 years of service.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Siers of Orma, WV and Jessica Miller and her husband, Randy of Elizabeth, WV; one son and his wife, David and Susan Hughes of Millstone; one sister, Shirley Naylor of Millstone; one brother, Lonnie Hughes of Spencer, WV; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Miller in 1996; a son-in-law, David Siers; and a sister, Mary Jane Camden.

Service 11:00 AM Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Roger Carter officiating.

Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery on Triplett Road in Spencer.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Ray Earl Everts

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Ray Earl Everts

Age 81, of 2927 Rocky Fork Rd. Orlando, WV passed away at 11:05 PM on Friday, May 17, 2013 in the Wheeling Medical Center, following a brief illness.

He was born November 23, 1931, a son of the late Percy and Nellie Moore Everts

On July 06, 1954, he married the former Lillian M. Evans who survives.  They had celebrated 58 years of marriage together.

Also surviving are three children: Cynthia Williams and husband, Gary, of Orlando,  Russell Everts of Weston, and Patrick Everts of St. Clairsville, OH; three grandchildren: Amy Williams, and Alex and Sean Everts; and one great-grandson, Joshua Holstein. He had several brothers and sister, most he hadn’t seen since childhood, when they all became foster children.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ray Everts Jr.

Ray was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the US Army. After finishing his tours of duty, he remained a strong supporter of veteran affairs.  He enjoyed the outdoors and loved gardening, reading, and word search puzzles. He will be sadly missed by his German Shepherd, Bandit.

He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church in Orlando.

Ray’s request for cremation has been honored and the family invites you to attend Ray’s Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 PM on Saturday June 01, 2013 at the Grace Fellowship Church in Orlando, with Reverend Bill Hunt officiating.

Full military honors will be accorded by the Lewis County Honor Guard and the US Army from Camp Dawson.

In lieu of flowers, his family invites you to make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Morgantown, a children’s charity dear to the family. Donations may be made at rmhcmgtn.org or sent to 841 Country Club Dr. Morgantown WV 26505.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service of 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the Everts family. 

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Mitchel Leonard Marks

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Mitchel Leonard Marks

Age 73, of Millstone, WV, passed away May 16, 2013 at Minnie Hamilton Health Systems in Grantsville, WV.

He was born in Arnoldsburg, WV, February 17, 1937, a son of the late Pearl and Hattie Cottrill Marks.

He is survived by two brothers, Eugene and Holly Marks as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by a sister, Kathleen Thomas and two brothers, Leon and Willard Marks.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 20, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg.

Interment will follow in the Metz Cemetery at Sand Ridge.

Friends may call from 10:00 AM until the time of the services.

Craig Alan Cunningham

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Craig Alan Cunningham

Age 45, of 4 Main Avenue Weston, WV passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Crestview Nursing Home of Jane Lew following an extended illness.

He was born in Buckhannon, WV on July 14, 1967: son of the late Alan F. Cunningham and Sharon M. (Lanham) Cunningham of Weston.

Craig is also survived by one sister: Shannon Cunningham of Weston and brother-in-law: David Snead.

Craig worked in construction in Charlotte, NC. He was a graduate of Lewis County High School of Weston with the “Class of 1985.”

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 4-7 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 7 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Father John Valentine officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Craig to Huntington’s Disease Society of America 505 8th Street Suite 902 New York, NY 10018.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Craig Alan Cunningham.

Hugh Clinton “Jack” Metz

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Hugh Clinton “Jack” Metz

Age 72, of 1446 Loveberry Run Road Weston, WV passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Weston following a brief illness.

He was born in Copley, WV on January 29, 1941: son of the late Claud S. Metz and Leona (Radcliff) Metz.

On October 15, 1960, he married Elsie (Dean) Metz, who survives.

Jack is also survived by one sister: Pauline Niday of Walker, WV, one ½ sister: Debra Posey of Weston, 2 ½ brothers: Greg and Kevin Metz both of Weston and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by one brother: George Bernard Metz.

Jack was a retired construction foreman with Reliable Construction Company of Millersville, MD. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and loved running all types of machinery. He also loved to farm. Jack was quite a jokester and will be remembered as one who enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest!

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Carl Mouser officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Hugh Clinton “Jack” Metz.

Cecil Emerson Boram

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Cecil Emerson Boram

Age 86, of 149 John Street Weston, WV passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following a brief illness.

He was born in Weston, WV on October 14, 1926: son of the late Ralph Cecil Boram and Garnet (Penninger) Boram.

On May 26, 1948, he married Naomi Lee (Steele) Boram, who preceded him in death on February 13, 2011.

Mr. Boram is survived by one daughter: Terry Given of Weston, one son: Daniel Boram and fiancé Amy White of Beebe, AR, two grandchildren: Chris Conrad and Byrnn Yvette Boram and great grandchild: Harper Grace Conrad. He is also survived by one sister: Betty Jean Steinbrook of Columbus, OH and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife Naomi, Cecil was preceded in death by two sons: John David Boram and Ralph Stephen Boram, two sisters: Helen Nayler and Jane Pratt and one brother: Robert Boram.

Mr. Boram was a machinist for Danser Hardware and Supply Company of Weston for 33 years. He later went to work for the West Virginia Glass Specialty Company of Weston.

Cecil was member of the First Baptist Church of Weston.

He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1976 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles both of Weston.

Cecil was a member of the Weston Masonic Lodge #10 A.F. & A.M. where he was extremely active over the years. He was past master of the lodge for several years, a coach for hundreds of new candidates of the lodge and was active several years with the funeral rites at the cemetery for fellow masons.

Cecil was also a veteran of the United States Army from April 20, 1945 until December 24, 1946 with Company C 47thEngineer Construction Battalion. He received several medals including the Asiatic-Pacific Service Ribbon and the WW II Victory Medal and was in Okinawa during his deployment.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Kenneth Miller officiating.

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

Weston Lodge #10 A.F. & A.M. will conduct Masonic graveside rites.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Brother Cecil Emerson Boram.

Jack F. Reed

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Jack F. Reed

Heaven has gained a greeter, Jack F. Reed, age 69, of Ellenboro, WV, died at his residence on May 16, 2013.

Jack was born February 14, 1944, in Parkersburg, WV, the son of the late Hosea and Virginia Ferrell Reed.

He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Thailand and the Philippines. He was a former referee of football and basketball, deputy sheriff of Ritchie County, Cairo policeman and Ritchie County constable. He retired from the Ritchie County Department of Highways.

He was a member of Hursher’s Run United Methodist Church and was the official greeter of the town of Ellenboro, where he also served as an honorary fireman.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Davis Reed; sons, Jack Ferrell Reed Jr. (Unhui) of Sellersburg, Ind., Brian Douglas Reed (Brenda) of Leon, WV, and Sgt. Jeffrey Lynne Reed (Pam) of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Sherri Jean Slaven (Charlie) of Ellenboro; special friend, Steven H. Riddle of Ellenboro; brother, Lawrence W. Reed of Virginia; sisters, Lorraine Lardo of Virginia and Viola Hurley of Akron, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Reed.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Monday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with the Rev. Mike King officiating.

Burial will follow in Ellenboro Cemetery.

Friends may call 4:00-8:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

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