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Iona Joan Cole

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Iona Joan Cole

Age 77 of Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Doddridge County, WV, went home to be with her Creator, peacefully and pain free, with her daughter by her side, January 19, 2013 following a long extended illness.

She was a daughter of the late James Archibald Langford and Frankie Jean (Greenleaf) Langford.

Joan was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping. She had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed collecting dolls. She loved being with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren. She had a great love for animals, and bred and raised small breed dogs.

Surviving is her daughter Vikki Bosely and her husband Michael of Parkersburg, sons: Rusty Cole and his wife Anne of Parkers burg and Marty Cole of Parkersburg, her siblings: Charles Langford of Painesville, OH; Gerald Langford of Mentor, OH; Barbara Lowther of New Milton, Jay Langford of Harrisville, WV and Karen Langford of Troy, WV.

She also leaves behind five grandchildren: Sean Knotts (Alisha), Brittney Knotts, Michael Bosely (Leyna), Michael Palmer and Amy Cole and nine great grandchildren: Mikayla and Kylie, Oscar and Xavior, Audriana and Lily, Garrett and Bailey and Myrandia, and two beloved dogs Daisy and Baby.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Glen Cole, son Michael Cole, sister Mary Jane Lowther and brother Major Jackson Langford.

Funeral services will be Thursday 2:30 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Pastor Dan Martin officiating.

Interment will follow at the Fallen Timber Church Cemetery in Doddridge County.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Linda “Bink” Cantrell Cunningham

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Linda “Bink” Cantrell Cunningham

Age 75 of Gassaway, WV, passed away January 02, 2013 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.

She was also known as Mrs. C to all the children at Davis Grade School that she nurtured for many years.

She was a Christian by faith.

She was a member of the Foster Grandparent Program, on a bowling team and an avid WVU fan. She loved to attend youth sports activities and was their biggest fan. She also loved her family vacations to the beach with her grandkids; family came first in her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Eva Nutter Cantrell; sisters, Glada (Henry) Kindle, Beaulah (Lowell) Lantz, Phyllis (Kenny) Blosser, Patsy (Jim) Kesling; brothers, Robert, John and Obie Cantrell.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald L. Cunningham; sons, Ron (Vickie) Cunningham of Weston, WV and Jon (Stephanie) of Vienna; grandson, Jordan Cunningham; granddaughter, Kiran Cunningham; sister, Judy Cantrell McMillion of Exchange; brother, Jearld A. Cantrell of Westerville, OH; sister-in-law, Letha E. Cantrell of Gassaway; special niece, Shelba J. Moore of Columbus, OH; brother-in-law, Kenny Blosser of Lancaster, OH; several nieces and nephews.

Service was 11:00 AM Saturday, January 05, 2013 at the Gassaway Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Stump officiating.

Burial was in the Beall’s Mill Cemetery, Gassaway.

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

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Michael Van Seckman

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Michael Van Seckman

Age 68, of Charlotte, died peacefully on January 15, 2013.

He was born in Weston, WV, the son of the late Cecil G. Seckman and the late Maude A. Seckman.

Michael was a teacher in Wood County, WV, for 35 years.

He was preceded in death by brother, Davis O. Seckman (Sonny).

He is survived by wife, Gloria (Halbert); son, Christopher; daughter-in-law, Carla; grandson, Nathaniel; sisters, Trudy Knapp and Janice Rumbach; brother-in-law, William Rumbach; sister, Deanna Rupelli and companion Sandford Bleier; brother, Samuel; sister-in-law, Kathleen; twin sister, Beverly Butcher; brother-in-law, David Butcher; and many nieces and nephews.

A private burial will be held by the family at a later date.

T.H. Robertson Funeral Service LLC is serving the family.

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John Wesley Seese

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John Wesley Seese

Age 54 of Walker, Kites Run Community, passed away January 18, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born August 22, 1958 in Parkersburg, a son of the late Wesley Virgil Allen Seese and Mary Lou (Monroe) Seese of Pennsboro, WV.

John was an auto technician for Walmart in Marietta.

He was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church in Parkersburg.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Walker Hunting Club and loved to go to the family farm at Ellenboro. John will be sadly missed by his family and friends, even his furry friends.

Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife Malena Jane (Wingrove) Seese, brothers Steven Seese (Stephanie) of Harrisville, WV and Virgil Seese (Mary Jane) of West Union, WV; special niece Samantha Seese (Derrick) of Harrisville and father and mother-in-law Roger and Jane Wingrove of Walker.

Funeral services will be Wednesday 11:00 AM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Pastor Michael Lamb officiating.

Interment will follow at the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday 4:00-8:00 PM.

Norma Lou Law

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Norma Lou Law

Age 73, of the Straight Fork Road, Crawford, passed away Wednesday, January 09, 2013 in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

She was born January 27, 1939 at Straight Fork, Lewis County, WV.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Parley Fray and Ruby Marie Mick Wimer and her sister, Betty Jean Wimer.

Norma is survived by her husband, F. Dixon Law, whom she married on August 05, 1961; three children, Marcus Law and wife, Theresa of Chapel Hill, NC, Debra McCabe and husband, Matthew of Morgantown, Kevin Law of Huntington; and two grandchildren, Eric Joseph Law and Emily Lou McCabe.

She was a lifelong member of the Straight Fork United Methodist Church, where she had been the pianist for many years.

She was a member of the Straight Fork CEOS, was an assistant leader with the 4-H Club and donated her time for community and church activities. Norma graduated with the class of 1957 from Buckhannon High School and with the class of 1961 from Glenville State College and was a homemaker.

The family received friends from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, and 6:00 – 8:00 PM, on Saturday, January 12, at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon.

She was moved to the Straight Fork United Methodist Church on Sunday, January 13, to lie in state from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, the funeral hour.

The Rev. Kara Philippi and Rev. Kevin Bender officiated at the funeral services with burial following in the Wimer Cemetery.

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

Paige C. Dandrea

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Paige C. Dandrea

Age 57, of Sutton, WV, passed away January 01, 2013.

She was born June 05, 1955 in Braxton County, WV a daughter of the late David and Birdie Harris Bledsoe.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by sisters, Birdie Kyle and Bernice Douglas; brother, David Bledsoe, Jr.

She is survived by husband, Lewis Dandrea; sons, Travis Richardson (April) of Flatwoods, Josh Richardson (Melissa) of Frametown and Philip Dailey of Flatwoods, WV; step daughters, Taj Farrow (Justin) of Jane Lew, WV and Meadow Hayden of Florida; sisters, Margaret Calvert of Glenville, WV; Shirley Taylor of Charleston, Dolly Jack of Exchange, WV; Chesaline Davis of Pennsylvania, Judy Cogar of Sutton, Devon Bourbeau of Sutton and Dawn DeGallardo of Santiago, Chile; grandchildren, Destiny Richardson, Brittany Richardson daughters of April and Travis Richardson and Kaden Farrow and Aurora Farrow son and daughter of Taj and Justin Farrow.

Service was 2:00 PM Saturday, January 05, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway conducted by the Priesthood with Rodney Boyce officiating.

Burial was in the Newville Cemetery.

Friends called four hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Robert L. “Bobby” Jarvis

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Robert L. “Bobby” Jarvis

Age 63, of Strange Creek, WV, passed away suddenly on January 12, 2013.

Bobby was born February 18, 1949 in McDunn, WV, a son of the late Woodrow and Maggie Carpenter Jarvis.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by sister, Shirley Jarvis.

He worked most of his life at Bessermers Farm in Akron, Ohio. Bobby loved NASCAR racing, Dale Earnhardt was his favorite driver. He also loved to hunt and fish.

Surviving; daughter, Rachel (Bruce) Shreve; son, Erik (Jenni) Green; grandchildren, Tayah, Brent, Evan, Andrew, Noah, Katie, and Rocky: brothers and sisters, Linda, Charlotte (Ray), James, and Mary; his companion of 30 plus years, Peggy Shreve; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He will be missed by many.

Service was 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Billy Dawson and Pastor Ron Dawson officiating.

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

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Murl Duane Radabaugh

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Murl Duane Radabaugh

Age 79, of Grantsville WV, died January 18, 2013 after a long illness.

He was born September 22, 1933 the son of the late Benjamin and Ethel Freshour Radabaugh.

Duane spent 20 years in the U.S. Army and retired March 1975. He then retired from Calhoun General Hospital in 1992.

He was a member of the Eureka Lodge #40 of Grantsville and the ISIS Shrines Mini Wheels of Junction City, Kansas.

He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

He was also an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Patricia Kight Radabaugh; daughter Marcia Swisher; son Michael (Brenda) Radabaugh; granddaughters Amber (Chris) Long and Tiffany Swisher (David Horn), great-grandchildren Mikaela and Byron Long and Landon Summers; a brother Dale (Marion) Radabaugh, and a sister Freda (Von) Yoak.

He is preceded in death by sister Maxine Bush and brother Thurman Radabaugh.

Viewing will be held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church from 2:00-4:00 PM on Sunday January 20, 2013.

Services will be held at PHUMC on Monday January 21 at 2:00 with viewing an hour before services.

Richard C. McKinley

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Richard C. McKinley

Age 66, of Bristol, TN, formerly of Weston and Buckhannon, WV, passed away January 08, 2013 at the VA hospital from complications of cancer from Agent Orange.

Richard was an evangelist holding services at many churches and nursing homes in TN. He was a Vietnam veteran and retired from the U.S. Army in 1983.

He was born on October 03, 1946 in Roanoke, WV: son of the late Paul W. McKinley and Madeline Virginia McKinley.

On September 03, 1995 he married Carolyn Louise Allender who survives.

Also surviving is one son, John Richard McKinley of Kileen, Texas; one step-daughter, Melissa (Derry) Hallmark Canadian, OK; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Hinkle of Buckhannon; two brothers, James Paul McKinley of Buckhannon and Melvin McKinley of Morgantown.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one infant sister, Judith Ann McKinley and one brother, George Robert McKinley.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 10, at 8:00 PM, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Love officiating.

Military services were conducted on Friday, January 11, at 1:00 PM, at the VA National Cemetery by the Bristol VFW Honor Guard.

The family received friends on Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM, prior to the service.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Mary Elizabeth (Loving) Triplett

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Mary Elizabeth (Loving) Triplett

Age 89, of Lodi, Ohio, went home to be with her savior on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, surrounded by her beloved family.

She was born February 23, 1923 in Enoch, West Virginia to Norman and Hettie (Hamrick) Loving.

Mary and her husband, Roscoe raised their family in Clay County, West Virginia and resided there for many years.

Mary was a loving mother and grandmother. She took much joy and pride in each and every member of her family.

She was an active member of Truth Baptist Church in West Salem for many years.

She was a bright, fun loving person, and an inspiration to each individual that was lucky enough to have crossed her path. She will be truly missed by all.

She is survived in life by her children, Darrell (Ellen) Triplett of Lodi, Sandy (Leonard) Canfield of Canal Fulton, David Triplett of West Salem, Joyce (Darrell) Mullins of Lodi, Mike Triplett of Glenville, West Virginia, Rodney Triplett of Mannington, West Virginia; grandchildren, Pamela (Mark) Cantrell, Kimberly (Bob) Barone, Candi Erbland, Tim Stockwell, Darren (Wanda) Mullins, Donna (Todd) Underwood, Matthew Triplett, Monica (Mike) Haley, Jessica (Steve) Shuff, Todd (Stephanie) Triplett, and Sara Triplett; 17 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings, Buehla Foster and Eugene Loving.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roscoe; and siblings, Sam, Arnold, Chessie, Lola and Radie.

Visitation was Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi.

Funeral service will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home in Clay, West Virginia, on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM, with visitation two hours prior to the service (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM) Pastor John Pruitt will officiate.

Mary will be laid to rest in Triplett Cemetery, near Clay, West Virginia, beside her husband Roscoe.

Fonda M. (Hardman) Morriston

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Fonda M. (Hardman) Morriston

Age 85, of Leachtown, WV, died on Friday, January 18, 2013, at her home.

She was born August 29, 1927, in Harrisville, WV, to the late French and Minerva (Wolfe) Hardman.

Fonda was a lifetime member of Vaught Chapel United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed reading her Bible, cheering for WVU football and basketball and the Oakland Raiders, and working on word/number puzzles. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend and mentor to many.

She is survived by one daughter, Darlene Shea (Pat); seven grandchildren, Patrick Shea Jr., Eric Waisner, Sean Shea (Vicki), Douglas Morriston (Susan), Marshal Waisner (Brenda), Scott Morriston (Kristy) and Melissa Young (William); 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her furry friend, Millie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mason J. Morriston Jr.; one son, Donald Mason Morriston; and 9 brothers and sisters.

The funeral service will be 11:00 AM Monday at Vaught Chapel United Methodist Church in Leachtown, WV.

Burial will follow the service at Vaught Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to her favorite charity, The American Cancer Society.

Leonard Vawn Montgomery

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Leonard Vawn Montgomery

Family and friends celebrate the life of Leonard Vawn Montgomery of Glenville, WV, who was born on July 31, 1928, and went to be with The Lord on January 17, 2013, at the age of 84.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 38 wonderful years, Johan Montgomery.  Leonard had 5 children, Michael Montgomery of Charleston, Diane Hardin and husband Danny of Scottsville, KY; Brad Lay and wife Barbara of Grantsville, WV; Barbara Copley and husband Fred of Cincinnati, OH; and Barry Lay and wife Karen of Glenville.  His Grandchildren that he so loved and enjoyed are Corie Grogg, Alex Lay, Amanda Lay, Ryan Copley, Chris Copley, Sabrina Ingram, Sherri Guy, and Steve Jones.  Leonard’s Great-Grandchildren are, Lex Grogg, Autumn Hardin, and Anthony Hardin, Ty Ingram, Audrey Ingram, Mackenzie Copley.

Leonard had 5 wonderful loving sisters and brothers.  Jo Ann and Noel Roberts of Glenville, Dean and Bum Bailey of Weston, Vick And Nancy Montgomery of Weston, Bob and Helen Montgomery of Weston, and Dave and Bobbie Montgomery of Glenville.

Leonard was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Elwin and Edra Montgomery.

So many treasured memories of family times, golf outings, bowling, family reunions, work on the farm and sharing of family stories would always bring a bright smile to Leonard’s face.  Leonard loved people and enjoyed every single minute of life, always looking on the bright side of everything.

Leonard had experienced a stroke on March 08, 2011, and with the help of his wife, children, his sister and brothers, family and friends, the great care-givers, and loving dog Gracie, was able to quickly return home and enjoy life to its fullest.  Leonard would be so honored, humbled and thankful for all the support, kindness and love that has been showered upon him during this challenge.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to his sister Jo Ann Roberts, Karen Lay, Tyler, and Jeff Steele for always being there in a moment’s notice and for all their extra efforts.  Our thanks to Hospice as well.

Leonard was retired from Dow Chemical Company, and enjoyed after-retirement business venture of M&R Insurance with his brother-in-law Noel Roberts.  Leonard also served on the Department of Agriculture, Gilmer-Calhoun County FSA Committee for several years.

Leonard lives in the hearts of so many, and a wonderful impact he has left in this world.  We love you and will miss your dearly; my Husband, my Father, my Grandfather, my Brother, my Friend.  Thank you for your life.

Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 21, 2013 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville.

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

Family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice Care of Burnsville, PO Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26625.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., is assisting the family of Leonard Montgomery with arrangements.

Laurabelle Bennett

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Laurabelle Bennett

Age 89, formerly of Charleston and Millbrook Road, Bridgeport passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013, in Colonial Place, Elkins.

She was born September 17, 1923, in Weston, WV: daughter of the late J. Newton and Mary Molissa Keener Peninegar.

On October 25, 1953, she married R. George Bennett, who preceded her in death on January 19, 2004.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers, Scott, William, and Edward Peninegar; and six sisters, Mayme Freeman, Mabel Smith, Eloise Cunningham, Sibyl Williams, Ethel Peninegar and Myrtle Yeager.

While living in Charleston, Laurabelle was employed by Noyes Real Estate.

She was an avid animal lover and Methodist.

Memorial contributions in Laurabelle’s memory can be made to the Harrison County Humane Society, Rt. 2, Box 932, Shinnston, WV 26431.

Graveside services were held at 3:00 PM, on Sunday, January 13, at the Weston Masonic Cemetery with Rev. Etheldean Yanero presiding.

Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport.

Deborah Marie Atkins

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Deborah Marie Atkins

Age 59, of Harrison, Arkansas, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 at Apple Ridge Health and Rehab Center in Harrison, Arkansas.

The daughter of Raymond Leo Cayet and Dorothy Evelyn (Bracken) was born November 12, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Deborah had lived in the area six months, after moving here from Weston, West Virginia. Deborah enjoyed gardening, home decor and animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one son, Rodney Campbell of Walkersville: one daughter, Amanda Robinson of Clarksburg; one sister, Terry Sherwood of Harrison, Arkansas; and seven grandchildren; Destanie, CJ, Nathan, Shanyia, Rylea, Hanlea and Carlea. Cremation and arrangements are being handled by Coffman Funeral Home of Harrison.

Donations may be made in Deborah’s name to Hospice of the Hills Hospice House, 501 East Sherman, Harrison, Arkansas 72601 or to the American Cancer Society, 1200 W. Walnut Street Suite 2313, Rogers, Arkansas 72756.

Linda Lou Osborne

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Linda Lou Osborne

Age 72, of 251 Hidden Meadow Lane in Jane Lew, WV passed away at 8:19 PM, Sunday, January 13, 2013 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following an extended illness.

She was born August 18, 1940 in Buckhannon: a daughter of the late James and Freda Halterman Westfall.

On March 08, 1958, she married Billy “Cookie” Osborne who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Stephen Michael Osborne and wife, Patti of LaPlata MD; two daughters, Tammy Waple and husband, Kenneth of Jane Lew, and Cara James of Jane Lew; one brother Calvin Westfall and wife, Charlene of Ocala FL; and one sister, Janet Sebring and husband, John of Winston Salem NC; seven grandchildren, Ryan and Aaron Waple, Amber Hanbury, Allison Osborne, Carrie Wiemer, Kayleigh and Taylor James; and five great-grandchildren, Cassie, Callie, Kendyll, Ryleigh and Alexa.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Rosemary Harris, Charlene Deane and Pamela Westfall.

Linda was retired as an executive assistant from Loundon County Hospital in Leesburg, VA, and Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA.

She attended the Horizon Church in Lost Creek and the Bendale United Methodist Church in Weston.

She was a huge Red Skin football fan, enjoyed traveling with her husband “Cookie” with babe ruth baseball and loved listening to gospel music. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Cookie and Linda while living in Clinton, MD, were very active with the Clinton and Camp Springs Boys and Girls Club.

Friends were received at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew on Tuesday, January 15, from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday, January 16, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home with the Rev. Becky Vanstavern, Rev. Stephen Felder and Rev. Ron Brown officiating.

Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the Osborne family.

Mary Katherine Hornor Hall

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Mary Katherine Hornor Hall

Age 96, of Weston, WV passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg , following an extended illness.

She was born on Skin Creek April 05, 1916, and grew up on Sand Fork : the daughter of the late Inman Gay and Florence Jewell Hornor.

She was the last surviving member of the family.

On December 24, 1947, she married Kenneth T. Hall, who preceded her in death January 15, 2002. They were married 55 years.

Mrs. Hall graduated from Walkersville High School and WV Business College in Clarksburg. She was employed by the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Services for 34 years in Lewis County. Mary K. and Kenneth were supporters of the Feeder Calf programs in Lewis County and had calf training events at their Freeman’s Creek “Loaf-A-Lot-Farm.“ The Farm was the winner of USDA’s 2006 Conservation Farm of the Year with farm Manager, Bill Donaldson.

Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by her brothers William L. Hornor and Harold G. Hornor, and sister Helen V. Hornor Lewis, niece Patricia Hornor Popovich, and nephew Harold G. Hornor, Jr.

She is survived by seven nieces and nephews Barabara Hornor Trimmer, Martha Hornor Smith, Robert W. Hornor, Katherine Hornor Sedig, John Lewis, William R. Lewis, Katherine H. Lewis and sister-in-law Marilee V. Hornor. She is survived by many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Mary K. had numerous friends who helped her and assisted in her care: Bill Donaldson, Becky and Gary Starcher, Carol Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. John Nicholson, Patty Pertz and Dan and Sandy Mick.

Mrs. Hall was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed playing at the Lewis County Senior Center, St. Patrick’s and Pricetown Fire Department and any place that someone would take her.

Family and friends will be received at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Clifford West officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mary K ‘s name at the Lewis County Senior Center 171 W 2nd Street Weston, WV 26452 or the Lewis County 4-H Leaders Association P.O. Box 447 Weston, WV 26452.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Mary Katherine Hornor Hall.

Gretchen Mae Chaddock

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Gretchen Mae Chaddock

Age 86, of Harrisville, WV, died January 16, 2013 at Care Haven of Pleasants, Belmont, WV.

She was born February 25, 1926 in Parkersburg, WV, the daughter of the late Carl C. and Mettie A. Ross Terrell.

She was self-employed along with her husband and operated the Chaddock Greenhouse and public retail sales.

Mrs. Chaddock was a member of The Harrisville Church of Christ.

She is survived by sons, Mark Chaddock of Harrisville, Larry Chaddock of Ellenboro, David Chaddock of Brunswick, GA, and Roger Chaddock of Pennsboro; daughters, Barbara Renner of Friendly and Tammy Davis of Ellenboro; two brothers; two sisters; several grandchildren, several and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles E. Chaddock, Sr.; son, Charles Chaddock, Jr.; and daughter, Gretchen Foutty.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Evangelist Andy Robison officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

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

John C. Bailey

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John C. Bailey

Age 88, born and raised in Weston, WV, died of natural causes Saturday, December 22, 2012, at his home in Estero, Florida.

John was the son of Edna Farnsworth (Bailey) of Weston and Lester Paul Bailey of Clarksburg, WV.

John, along with Blossom, his wife of 57 years (deceased), and their five children had lived in Miami for more than 35 years before retiring to Edgewater, Florida in 1987.

John was a decorated Veteran of WWII whose service included battles/campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe and the Air Offensive in Europe.

John was a patriot who loved his country and his native West Virginia.

He is survived by his children, Paul Bailey of Richmond, VA, Linda Roeser of Estero, FL, John S. Bailey of Buckingham, FL, Betty Ebbesen of New Smyrna Beach, FL and Harry Bailey of Bonita Springs, FL, along with 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and cousins in the Weston area.

A memorial service with Honor Guard will be held Saturday, February 02, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Menard-May Park in Edgewater, Florida.

Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL, 33908.

David Franklin Sandy

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David Franklin Sandy

Age 51, of Weston, WV passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following a sudden illness.

He was born in Charleston on October 28, 1961:son of the late Edro Franklin Sandy.

Mr. Sandy is survived by three sisters: Donna Briton of Elkins, and Brenda Chaffin and Connie Dempsey . In addition to family, he is survived by his caregivers: Candace Gay and Dennis Radcliff.

Mr. Sandy liked listening to music and loved singing. His favorite thing was talking to and being around people.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Lonnie Ramsey officiatingl.

Interment will follow services in the Mitchell Cemetery of Roanoke, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for David Franklin Sandy.

Mae Woods Facemire

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Mae Woods Facemire

Age 94, of Sutton, WV passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

She was born March 29, 1918 in Braxton County, WV the daughter of the late John William and Lula Mabel Facemire Woods.

Mae was a homemaker, enjoyed years of farming with her husband Junior, worked at Foodland Meat Department until age 70.

She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Junior Lawrence Facemire, son, Robert Lee Facemire, daughter, Phyllis Jean Facemire,  brother, Johnnie Lee Woods, sisters, Eva Lee Louise Woods, Gladys Johns, nephew, Gary Clifton, Scott Facemire and Sammy Facemire.

Mae is survived by her sister, Lynn Clifton of Sutton, nephews, Larry Clifton and wife Dorlis of Sutton, Bob Johns, Kenneth Facemire, Gary Facemire, Danny Facemire, Doug Facemire, Jeff Facemire, Steve Facemire, J.D. Hoover, Mike Facemire, Butch Facemire, nieces, Rita Kincaid, Evelyn Waters, Jean Wyatt, Vickie Connant, Susan Schiefer, Kathy Butcher, great nephew, Ryan Clifton, foster daughter, Naomi Smith and son, Wesley Smith, special friend, Violet Grace.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday January 18, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV with Rev. Allen Copenhaver officiating.

Burial will follow at Hoover Cemetery, Sutton.

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

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Facemire Family.

Mildred Alberta Garvin

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Mildred Alberta Garvin

Age 69, of The Willows, Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Webster Springs, WV, died January 11, 2013.

She was born January 11, 1944, in Webster County, WV, daughter of the late Henry and Vada Garvin of Webster Springs.

Mildred was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by three brothers, Lonnie (Joann) Garvin of Glenville, WV, Carmel (Bonnie) Garvin and Cam (Betty) Garvin, both of Parkersburg; two sisters, Beulah (Ken) Heater of Buckhannon, WV and Helen (Dan) Wagoner of Little Hocking, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Juanita (Albert) Bee.

Funeral services were held 11:00 AM Monday at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul Rounds and Rev. Frank Bounds officiating.

Burial was at Clifton Ford Cemetery, Elk River Road, Webster Springs.

Leah Kathryn “Katie” Busch Slider

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Leah Kathryn “Katie” Busch Slider

Age 77, of Parkersburg WV, passed away January 11, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born October 18, 1935, in Big Bend, WV, a daughter to the late R.M. and Theresa Busch.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School, and went on to graduate from Mountain State Secretarial College. Over the years, she worked as a secretary for many places and then retired from FMC after many years of service. She was a member of the South Parkersburg CEOS and the Red Hat Society.

She loved her church and church family at Fairlawn Baptist Church.

She enjoyed shopping and taking trips to the beach.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Don Busch.

She is survived by her husband, Carroll Slider; brother, Glenn Busch (Barbara) of Lubeck; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Norma Cottrell of Belpre; nieces and nephews, Shawn and Tara Busch of Parkersburg, Gregg and Mary Beth Busch of Mansfield, Ohio, Kevin and Jill Busch of Ohio and Serena and Carl Jones of Parkersburg; great-nieces and nephews, Michaelyn Busch, Mace Busch, Kevin Busch, Jeremy Busch, Nicholas Busch, Emily Busch and Stephen Maher; and special friend, Frances Baltzegar of Greenwood, SC.

Service was 11:00 AM Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Greg Varndell officiating and Virgil Beall assisting.

Burial followed in Sunset Memory Gardens.

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

Ronna Jean Lipscomb

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Ronna Jean Lipscomb

Age 65, of West Union, Central Station Community, WV, passed away January 14, 2013 at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

She was born at Wilbur, WV a daughter of the late Cullis J. Hartman and Lilly Violet (Shepherd) Hartman.

Ronna was employed by the Doddridge County Senior Citizens.

She was a member of the Central Station Community Church.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren. She was the best mother and grandmother one could ask for. Ronna enjoyed collecting angels.

Surviving is her son Joey Lipscomb (Renea) of West Union, daughters: Jackie Pierce (Tony) of West Union, Lilly Sanders (Anthony) of West Union and Sheila Richards (George), of New Milton, brothers: Eugene Hartman (Brenda) of West Union, Michael Hartman of New Martinsville, and sisters: Diane Hyde of Mt. Claire, WV and Janet Mossor (Todd) of Millersburg, OH and many nieces and nephews.

She also leaves behind her loving grandchildren: Jacklyn Lipscomb, Okey Lipscomb, Sheena Cox (Charles), Tony Pierce Jr., Jessie Pierce, Dwayne Hickman, Joey Lipscomb, Dayton Lipscomb, Eli Richards, Alexis Richards and Ryan Richards, and great grandchildren: Julianna Lipscomb, Abbigayl Cox, Raylen Cox, Aubrey Pierce, Tyler Smith and Jeremiah Pierce.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Elmer Lipscomb and sister Shelley Smith.

Funeral services will be Thursday 1:00 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Pastor Danny Lipscomb officiating.

Interment will follow at the Duckworth Cemetery, Doddridge County.

Visitation will be Wednesday 4:00-8:00 PM.

Nellie Roach Herning

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Nellie Roach Herning

Age 87, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away January 13, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born April 08, 1925, in Orma, W.V, a daughter to the late Jessie and Amanda Keith.

She was a lifetime member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, owned and operated the Clover Leaf Restaurant, worked with her husband Jay at DeVry Institute of Technology, and volunteered at Camden Clark Medical Center.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd L. Roach Sr.; husband, Jay E. Herning; brother, Ray Keith; and sisters, Edith O’Donald and Nora Brookover.

She is survived by her son, Lloyd L. “Larry” Roach Jr. (Portia) of Washington; daughter, Joyce A. Sinnett (Mike) of Parkersburg; step-brother, Harry Newell; grandchildren, Kimberly Rutledge and David Roach; along with seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1:00 PM Friday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Lloyd Keith and Tom McDowell officiating.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen North Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Alice Marie Dean

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Alice Marie Dean

Age 91, of Buckhannon, WV, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, in Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County, Belington.

She was born June 30, 1921, in Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late Charles Emery and Florence Cayton Skinner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one son, Mike Bodnar of Buckhannon.

Mrs. Dean was the owner of Alice’s Beauty Shop.

Friends were received Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Earl Cayton officiating.

Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie V. Mick

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Willie V. Mick

Age 80, of 751 Berlin Rd. Weston, WV,  passed away at 4:00 AM Friday, January 11, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born on March 15, 1932 in Monongalia County, a son of the late Okey and Bessie Campbell Mick.

On October 21, 1955 he married the former Betty L. Bowman who preceded him in death January 31, 2003.

Surviving are four sons: Willie V. Mick Jr. and wife Jean of Weston, Virgil and wife Bonnie of Fairmont, Randy Mick and wife Carrie of Weston, and Ted Mick of Weston. Four grandchildren: Nicholas, Jeffrey, Kevin, and Kaylin Mick. Two great grandchildren: Jade and Tyler. One brother: Okey Mick of Jefferson, OH.

He was preceded in death by one son Frank Mick, one sister Justine Mick and two brothers, Leonard and Richard Mick.

Mr. Mick was retired from the Louie Glass Company (Princess House) with several years of service. He had been a skilled glass worker all his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and cattle and chicken farming. He especially loved riding his Polaris, entertaining his family, and playing with the grandchildren and neighborhood kids.

He was a member of the Stonecoal United Methodist Church.

Friends called at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew on Sunday, January 13, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, January 14, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service with the Reverend Richard Mick officiating.

Interment will follow in the Falls Mill Cemetery on Curry Ridge in Braxton County, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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

Orelene Miller Butcher Demastus

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Orelene Miller Butcher Demastus

Age 71, of Cox’s Mills, WV, passed away following an extended illness on January 09, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital Select Specialties in Charleston, WV.

She was born on September 03, 1941 in Gilmer County, a child of the late Woodrow and Evylin Luzader Miller.

On July 15, 1960, Orelene married the late Glendall Dewain Butcher.

They had three children; Tamela Sue (Paul Eddie) Carter of Newark, WV; the late Michael Dewain Butcher and the late Kimela Kay Burkhammer.

On August 13, 1991, Orelene married and is survived by her beloved husband, Allen Joseph Demastus. Also surviving is one sister, Ramona Ratliff Burdette of Sutton, WV, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Orelene was associated with the Glenville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She loved her God Jehovah and discussed the bible daily with her friend and chore worker Elsi Altop. She regularly listened to the congregation meetings at the Kingdom Hall by phone. She was faithful till death.

Orelene will be remembered for her love for country music, singing and dancing and also for the loving concern she always showed for her family and neighbors. She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with Elder Brian Connaughton officiating.

Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Troy, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00-1:00 PM prior to the services.

Orville A. ‘Woosie’ Waggoner

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Orville A. ‘Woosie’ Waggoner

Age 65, of Arnoldsburg, WV, passed away January 09, 2013 at his home on Henry’s Fork.

Born in Wood County, he was a son of the late Orval and Lota Nichols Waggoner.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Susanne Brown Waggoner and three daughters; Lola Hicks (Timothy) of Arnoldsburg, Susanne Leavitt (Shawn) of Grantsville, WV and Amy Miller (Scott) of Ripley. One brother, Donald Waggoner (Dianna) of Parkersburg as well as 9 grandchildren, 2 nephews and 1 niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Orville Jason Waggoner.

There will be memorial services held at a later date.

Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry L. Mills

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Jerry L. Mills

Age 73, native of Lewis County, WV, passed away on December 30, 2012 in Brooksville, Florida.

He was a retired concrete salesman and army veteran. He also served on the police force with the K-9 unit in Alexandria, VA, before moving to Florida.

He graduated from Jane Lew High School and attended George Washington University. He was active in sports, an avid golfer, and loved country dancing and singing. Jerry had a great love and devotion for animals.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two daughters, two stepdaughters; five sisters, one brother; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Cora (Mays) Mills and brother, Thomas Mills.

Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville, FL 352.796.1656.

Rhonda Pearl McCumbers

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Rhonda Pearl McCumbers

Age 93, of Nicut WV, passed away January 10, 2013 at Hubbard House in Charleston.

She was born September 29, 1919, in Calhoun County, WV, a daughter of the late Eldridge and Nora Cottrell.

She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church at Lower Nicut, WV.

She was employed as a cook for several years at the Beech Grove Elementary School and later worked at the Senior Citizens Center in Grantsville, WV.

She was preceded in death in addition to her parents, by her husband, Bernard McCumbers on January 04, 2010. Two brothers, Ray and Hobert Cottrell, one sister, Dessie King and a daughter-in-law Mava McCumbers.

Surviving are her five sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Juanita McCumbers of Woolwine, VA; Dare McCumbers of Spencer, WV; Denzil and Marlene McCumbers of Rosedale, WV; Robert (Buck) and Patty McCumbers of Elizabeth, WV and Dwayne and Barbara McCumbers of Shiloh, OH; two daughters and son-in-law, Sandra McCumbers of Parkersburg and Connie and Bill Hardman of Navarre, OH; 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 1:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, WV with Rev. Carl Marks officiating.

Interment will be in the Conley Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fairview Baptist Church, Attn. Ronald Neely, 1533 Upper Nicut Road, Chloe, WV 25235.

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