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Thyra E. Gainer

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Thyra E. Gainer

Age 89, formerly of Belpre, Ohio, passed away July 31, 2014, in Plantation, Florida.

She was born May 26, 1925, in Harrisville, WV, daughter of Charles F. Rexroad and Grace Valerie (Wilson) Rexroad.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, class of 1943. Thyra was retired from Union Carbide Plastics, Marietta, Ohio, where she worked for several years.

She is survived by her sister, Eva J. Brookover of Belpre, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mildred E. Miller of Vienna, WV; a brother, Herald P. Rexroad of Harrisville, WV; and her former husband, Ralph Richard Gainer Sr. She is survived by her son, Ralph Richard Gainer, Jr. and Betsy of Plantation, Florida; four grandchildren, Chris Morse of Charolett, VT, Dona McClelland of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Danielle Barber of West Park, Ohio, and Jason Gainer of Alexandria, VA. Thyra is survived by 9 grandchildren; and three nieces.

Thyra loved her cats, Dolly and Daisy, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkersburg Humane Society.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Area Post Office Closing Community Meetings

HAMBLETON PO 07.30.2014 5:00 PM Hambleton Town Hall
MOATSVILLE PO 07.31.2014 6:00 PM Nestorville Community Bldg
PULLMAN PO 07.29.2014 5:45 PM Pullman Community Bldg (Ritchie)
RED CREEK PO 07.30.2014 4:00 PM Flanagan Hill Community Center
ANMOORE PO 08.06.2014 5:00 PM Anmoore Fire Dept Community Room (Harrison)
BETHANY PO 08.04.2014 5:30 PM Bethany Community Center
GYPSY PO 08.05.2014 4:30 PM Gypsy Community Church
HEPZIBAH PO 08.05.2014 6:00 PM House of Faith
MACFARLAN PO 08.06.2014 4:00 PM Hartley Community Bldg (Ritchie)
NEW MILTON PO 08.04.2014 4:30 PM Doddridge County Park (Main Hall) (Doddridge)
ROSEDALE PO 08.05.2014 4:00 PM Rosedale Senior Center (Gilmer)
SHIRLEY PO 08.05.2014 4:00 PM Shirley United Methodist Church
TROY PO 08.05.2014 6:15 PM Troy Elementary School (Gymnasium) (Gilmer)

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 07.29.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bradley Kyle Hatfield
Height: 6’   7"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.25.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.25.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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

West Virginia’s Latest News - 07.29.14

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LEWIS COUNTY COMMISSION WITH OVER MILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS FROM LAST FISCAL YEAR

Lewis County commissioners on Monday announced a surplus of almost $4.2 million from last year’s budget.

The county ended the year so well thanks to smart budgeting.

All offices in the county contributed in making the surplus so large.


NWS CONFIRMS TORNADO IN RITCHIE AND PLEASANTS COUNTY DURING SUNDAY’S STORMS

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Ritchie and Pleasants Counties during Sunday’s storms.

The preliminary results of their findings indicate it was an EF-1 tornado — meaning max wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph — which traveled four miles from Pleasants County to Ritchie County and at its widest was 200 yards wide.


DOLLAR TREE BUYS DISCOUNT RIVAL FAMILY DOLLAR

Buying Family Dollar will give Dollar Tree more than 13K stores in US and Canada, nearly three times as many as Walmart

Discount store chain Dollar Tree announced Monday that it would buy rival Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion, creating North America’s biggest discount retailer.

Shares of Family Dollar rose almost 25% to $75.50.

Dollar Tree shares were up 8.8% at $59.

Dollar Tree will continue to operate under the existing Dollar Tree, Deals and Dollar Tree Canada store signs. It will keep the Family Dollar brand too.


MON COUNTY ELIMINATING REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS

Monongalia County Schools will be eliminating reduced price meals for the upcoming school year.

Officials say this year any child who qualifies for reduced priced meals will automatically qualify for free meals.

Officials say removing reduced priced meals is a strategy the state has recommended for counties with lower rates of needy children.


ARSON SCHEME IN HARRISON COUNTY

George and Rebecca Bonnel, Samuel “Joey” Oldaker and Chad Edward Cook are accused of first-degree arson, burning insured property and conspiracy after a December 01, 2011 fire destroyed the residence of the Bonnells in the Laurel Valley area of Harrison County.

After State Fire Marshall Investigation, it is alleged the Bonnells hired Cook to burn their home so they could collect more than $171,000 in insurance.

The Bonnells and Oldaker were arrested on July 25 and posted bond the same day.

The fourth defendant, Chad E. Cook, was a work-release inmate at the Beckley Correctional Center for fraud and forgery charges.

Cook was recaptured July 20 in Roanoke, VA, when officers stopped him on a bicycle which did not have tail light reflectors.

He remains in jail and is expected to face the recent charges once extradited back to West Virginia.


WV AG SETTLEMENT FOR ILLEGALLY RIGGING BIDS AND FIXING PRICES

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he has reached a settlement with three companies involving allegations of antitrust violations such as illegally rigging bids and fixing prices.

The companies denied the allegations of wrongdoing as part of the $950,000 deal.


NATALIE TENNANT BACKS WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINERS

U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant has backed West Virginia coal miners in a new TV ad attacking the energy policies of President Barack Obama.

Tennant pretends to turn off the lights at the White House in the ad and asks, “Where do they think they get their electricity from?“


ANIMALS TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP AS PETS IN WEST VIRGINIA

A panel that’s seeking to devise a list of animals too dangerous to keep as pets in West Virginia is slimming down the choices from a larger list of suggestions made by others.

Reports say the state’s Wild and Dangerous Animal Board will meet on Wednesday as it tries to comply with legislation passed earlier this year.


LITTER CONTROL PROGRAMS GRANTS

West Virginia regulators have announced more than $54,000 in grants for litter control programs for 23 localities, solid waste authorities and county commissions around West Virginia.

Funding for the program is generated through circuit court penalties for littering and the grants range from $725 up to $3,000 apiece.


WEST MILFORD RESIDENT CONVICTED ON TAX CHARGE

A 54 year old West Milford, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

Pamela S. Bailey entered a plea of guilty to filing a false personal income tax return for tax year 2011.

Bailey understated her gross income resulting in an unpaid tax due and owing of approximately $42,097.58.

Bailey, who is free on bond pending sentencing, scheduled for November 21, 2014, faces up to 3 years in prison.


EIGHT INDIVIDUALS SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT

Christopher Vickers, age 25, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of Monticello Avenue playground.  Vickers, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar.

Marcus Gerald Barnett, age 33, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a housing project.  Barnett, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn A. Morgan.

Nino L. Mancino, age 43, of Fairmont, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison and three years of supervised release for the conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone.  Mancino, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr.

The Vickers, Barnett and Mancinco cases were investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force., which is comprised of officers and agents from the Bridgeport Police Department, the Clarksburg Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the West Virginia State Police.

Christy D. Ruble, age 32, of West Milford, West Virginia, former officer in charge of the West Milford post office, was sentenced to 5 years’ probation for embezzlement from postal accounts.  The Court also ordered Ruble to make restitution in the amount of $15,238.65 to the U.S. Postal Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Flower and investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.

Robert Whitfield, age 29, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for obstruction of justice, with the sentence to run consecutively to his current sentence.

Eric Irizarry-Barriera, age 38; Nestor Diaz age 45; and, Stefan Toliver, age 27, were each sentenced to 3 months in prison for possession of a cell phone, with the sentence to run consecutively to their current sentences.

Nancy Marie Clayton

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Nancy Marie Clayton

Age 73, of Wooster, OH (formerly of Harrisville, WV) departed this life on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Wooster, OH.

Nancy was born September 24, 1940, in Ritchie County, WV a daughter of the late Rex and Sarah Marie (McCloy) Hufford.

Nancy spent her life as a loving homemaker for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Gibson and husband Edward of Wooster, OH, along with her four grandchildren, Lorin Gibson, Ellon Gibson, Katie Gibson, and Eddie Gibson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe L. Clayton and her brothers, Dwight and James Hufford.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.

Burial will follow in the Lawford Cemtery, near Hazelgreen, WV.

Visitation will be from 12:00-1:30 PM on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Congressman McKinley: 07.25.14 - Area Post Office Closing Community Meetings

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Maintaining Home Health Care Affordability

Last November, the Obama Administration announced it would cut home health care payments by 14 percent—the maximum amount allowed under the law.  As a result, more than 40 percent of home health care agencies could be forced out of business.  These cuts would disproportionately impact rural areas like West Virginia where access to home health care is a lifeline to many seniors.

In reaction to the Obama Administration’s actions, I am co-sponsoring a bill that restores payment levels to home health care agencies and cuts waste.

We need to stop these harsh cuts to our seniors. Obamacare’s cuts to home health will hurt West Virginia seniors, reduce access to care, and cause nurses to lose their jobs.  Our seniors have come to depend on quality home health care to allow them to recover at home. Like people in rural areas across the country, West Virginians face many challenges in accessing quality and affordable health care and the President’s reduction in funding would make it harder.

Home health care provides comfort, familiarity and normalcy for patients and their families.  This is a common-sense bill that will give West Virginia seniors certainty that they will be able to continue to receive the care on which they depend.


Making Higher Education More Accessible

In our knowledge-based economy, higher education is practically essential – yet costs and time are holding back too many Americans from these opportunities. That’s why this week the House passed three bipartisan bills that will help students and families considering college.

When students make the decision to get ahead by obtaining a degree in higher education, they’re faced with the rising cost of tuition and mounting student debt. By providing better information to students and families whether it’s concerning the financial aid process or what programs are available, this will help them make informed decisions about their future.

•  Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act (H.R. 4983) This would provide better information to students and families regarding higher education institutions so they can make smart decisions.

•  Empowering Student Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R. 4984)  This would promote financial education through counseling by ensuring students and parents, who participate in the federal student loan program, receive annual counseling according to their individual borrowing needs.

•  Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act (H.R. 3136) This would allow institutions to provide students with a more personalized cost-effective education to non-traditional students like working adults and gain credits for skills testing.  This legislation will help students and families to decide what’s best for them in achieving a better life.


Economic Impact of State Energy Policies

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing this week on “Laboratories of Democracy: The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.” The hearing examined the economic impacts from differing energy policies of the various states, as well as how federal policies may impact states.

The EPA’s over-regulation is stifling the energy industry and preventing the creation of more jobs. America needs to wake-up to what these regulations mean for our economy and our future. I will continue to push back on flawed arguments, statements and claims that are not based in reality, and stand up for the men and women who rely on coal for jobs and affordable energy.


Making Your Voice Heard

There are a few upcoming opportunities in and around West Virginia for the public to have their voice heard on issues that affect them.

The EPA is holding public meetings on their proposed plan on carbon pollution standards. The public can attend, but must have specific identification to get into these meetings.

Now is your chance for you, your family members and neighbors to speak up against job-killing EPA regulations. Residents in West Virginia can attend an upcoming meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on August 1st. We encourage not only coal miners, but the families of coal miners, and others who would be impacted by these EPA regulations to attend.


Post Office Closings:

The second opportunity is for residents living in rural areas with their post offices having hours cut.

The USPS is holding community meetings in towns with post offices included in their Post Plan. The upcoming meetings in the First District:

HAMBLETON PO

07/30/2014

5:00 PM

Hambleton Town Hall

MOATSVILLE PO

07/31/2014

6:00 PM

Nestorville Community Bldg

PULLMAN PO

07/29/2014

5:45 PM

Pullman Community Bldg (Ritchie)

RED CREEK PO

07/30/2014

4:00 PM

Flanagan Hill Community Center

ANMOORE PO

08/06/2014

5:00 PM

Anmoore Fire Dept Community Room (Harrison)

BETHANY PO

08/04/2014

5:30 PM

Bethany Community Center

GYPSY PO

08/05/2014

4:30 PM

Gypsy Community Church

HEPZIBAH PO

08/05/2014

6:00 PM

House of Faith

MACFARLAN PO

08/06/2014

4:00 PM

Hartley Community Bldg (Ritchie)

NEW MILTON PO

08/04/2014

4:30 PM

Doddridge County Park (Main Hall) (Doddridge)

ROSEDALE PO

08/05/2014

4:00 PM

Rosedale Senior Center (Gilmer)

SHIRLEY PO

08/05/2014

4:00 PM

Shirley United Methodist Church

TROY PO

08/05/2014

6:15 PM

Troy Elementary School (Gymnasium) (Gilmer)

If you are ever in the Washington D.C. office please drop in and say hello. If you want an appointment just give my office a call at 202.225.4172, or submit a request on my website at www.mckinley.house.gov.
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Betty Lucille (Nutt) Stansberry Cox

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Betty Lucille (Nutt) Stansberry Cox

Age 81, passed due to the development of pulmonary blood clots while awaiting surgery at Camden Clark Medical Center on July 22, 2014.

She was born in Ritchie County, WV on November 24, 1932, joining her father, Orlando Guy Nutt, her mother, Pearl Rexroad Nutt, brothers, Guy Jr. and Carl, and sister, Olive Mae.

According to her sister, her arrival on Thanksgiving “Really spoiled dinner that year.“

She was a 1950 graduate of Harrisville High School and had been looking forward to attending the reunion on July 25th until her scheduled surgery created the need to cancel her reservation. She was also a 1990 graduate of the Wood County Vocational School of Practical Nursing. She received the West Virginia 1990 Student of the Year award.

Prior to, and following her nursing school graduation, she worked at the Pine View Continuous Care Center where she received the Caring Practices Employee of the Year Award in 1988, given in recognition of her commitment to quality patient care and leadership demonstrated at the facility.

Betty was a member of the the Murphytown United Methodist Church and in recent months, the Amedisys Hospice of Parkersburg Bereavement Support Group.

Preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sister, first husband, Charles Wayne Stansberry, Sr., second husband, Francis “Frank” Wendell Cox and son, Stephen Michael Stansberry.

Betty is survived by her children: Rosalinda Brown, Merino Valley, California, Teresa (Allen) Wilson, Washington, DC, Cathy (Michael) Eckard, Portland, Oregon, Charles “Chuck” Stansberry, Dayton, Ohio, Roxanna (Kenneth) Price, Export, PA, Janetta Hampton, Cumberland, MD, Karlson Stansberry, Cumberland, MD, Jason(Debbie) Stansberry, Cumberland, MD; step-children: Mary Ann Testerman, Delbarton, WV, Carolyn Cox, Martinsburg, WV, Judy (Jim) Prusack, Grantsville, WV and Sandra Cox, Delbarton, WV; grandchildren: Jessica, Eric, Nathan, Hannah, Stephanie Erin(Michael), Matthew(Stephanie Louise), Joshua(Tiana), Andrew, Jeremy, Katrina(Travis), Timothy(Kennedy), Jennifer(Ryan), Mark, Jordan, Megan(Jaison), Angela(Chris), Chris, Shonna, Krystal and great-grandchildren: Zachary, Ava, Olivia, Adelle, Caleb, Ella, Gabriel, Brandon, Carter, Abrielle, Jillian, Aaron, Austyn, Kaitlyn, Daymian, Garren, Ruby and Amber.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Monday, July 28, 2014 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Chevauxdefrise Cemetery, Washburn, WV.

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

We give thanks for the life of the Nutt family’s Thanksgiving Day surprise, Betty Lucille Nutt Stansberry Cox.

We love you Mom!

Geneva M. Rexroad Tallman

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Geneva M. Rexroad Tallman

Age 63, a lifelong resident of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her residence, following an extended illness.

Geneva was born September 25, 1950, in Pennsboro, WV, a daughter of the late Olin and Margaret (Grose) Rexroad.

She graduated from Pennsboro High School with the class of 1968. After graduation, Geneva began working at the former Laura Mae Life of Pennsboro and later joined the former Economy Industries of Harrisville before becoming a homemaker after the birth of her daughter.

She was a member of the Pennsboro United Methodist Church where she served as the secretary/treasurer of the Builder’s Class.

Geneva has also served as the treasurer for the Pennsboro Alumni since 1997 and greatly enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Jean Tallman of Pennsboro; sister, Rebecca Props (Jim) of Pennsboro; nephews, Adam Props of Pennsboro; David Smith of Harrisville; Jason Smith of Newport, OH; nieces, Kayla Props of Parkersburg; Sheri McDonald of St. Marys, WV; 2 great nieces; brother in law, Darrell Tallman (Linda) of Vienna, WV; sister in law, Donna Summers of Newport, OH, and her only surviving aunt, Evelyn Doll of Pennsboro.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Emerson “Frankie” Tallman in 2005; along with several aunts & uncles.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Saturday, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with the Pastors Kelly Martin and Bill Durst officiating.

Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Joseph’s Mills, WV.

Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests the donations be made to the Ritchie County Humane Society, 2220 Pullman Road, Harrisville, WV 26362.

Gilmer County Clerk: Notice to Creditors and Beneficiaries - 07.24.14

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CLERK OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF GILMER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND BENEFICIARIES

The administration of the estates(s) of the following deceased is pending before the Clerk of the County Commission of Gilmer County, 10 Howard Street, Glenville WV 26351.

The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that the estate(s) of the following has been opened for probate.  Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court, shall file notice of an objection with the County Commission within ninety days after the date of the first publication or within 30 days of service of notice, whichever is later.  If an objection is not timely filed, the objection is forever barred.

All persons having claims against the estate(s) of the said following deceased, whether due or not, are notified to exhibit their claims, with the voucher thereof, legally verified, to the undersigned, at the County Clerk’s Office on or before October 22, 2014  otherwise they may by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate(s).  All beneficiaries of said estate(s) may appear on or before said day to examine said claims and otherwise protect their interests.

Claims against the estate must be filed in accordance with West Virginia Code 44-1-14a.

 

DECENDENT NAME PER.REP/NAME REPER.REP/ADDRESS ATTORNEYNAME
ADDRESS
FID./COMM.NAME
ADDRESS
Stephen F. Bradfield Timothy B. Butcher P.O. Box 100 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Junior Moore Jeane Fay Fisher PO Box 324 None Required None Required
Glenville, WV 26351
Bubby K. Ferguson Bubby A. Ferguson 2016 West Maple Street None Required None Required
Lansing, MI 48015
Emogene Stansberry Mawahna Gifford PO Box 22 None Required None Required
Smithville, WV 26178
Willard C. Turner Marguerite C. Turner 1924 Barbecue Road None Required None Required
Normantown, WV 25267

 


Clerk of Gilmer County Commission
Jean Butcher
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351

The date of the first publication of this Notice is : July 24, 2014

Laura Moore

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Laura Moore

Age 102, of Harrisville, WV (formerly of Ellenboro & Pennsboro, WV) departed this life on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Pine View Nursing Home in Harrisville.

Laura was born January 08, 1912, in Beatrice, WV (Indian Creek) a daughter of the late Thomas N. and Luvenna (Bunner) Johnson. Laura worked as a beamer at the Elyria Lace Company in Elyria, OH and was a member of the Pike Church of Christ.

She is survived by her nephew, Thomas E. Johnson (Beatrice) of LaGrange, OH; niece, Ethel Gordon of Wakeman, OH; close friends, William & Nina Seese of Ellenboro, along with several cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Brackie Moore in 1998; niece, Lucille McDaniel; brother, Al Johnson, 4 half brothers and 9 half sisters.

Funeral services will be 12 PM Friday, July 25, 2014, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.

Burial will follow in the Haught Cemetery, Beatrice, WV.

Visitation will be from 11 AM - 12 PM on Friday.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 07.22.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: William John Smith
Height: 5’  8"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.24.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.20.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $1,100.00 SPEEDING
DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5’  11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.18.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Nathon Norman Johnson
Height: 5’  10"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 05.25.1977
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.16.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Ritchie County - Bail: $4,500.00

Robert Harold Bunner

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Robert Harold Bunner

Age 57, of Harrisville, WV, passed July 21, 2014 in Harrisville.

He was born June 15, 1957 in Parkersburg, WV, the son of Harold William and Alice Christine Reed Bunner of Ellenboro.

Robert was an equipment operator for Trenton Energy, Hall’s Drilling and the WV Department of Highways.

He was a member of The Ritchie Church of The Nazarene.

He enjoyed riding his Harley, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren and friends. He was a loving husband and wonderful father. He was a member of Harrisville Moose Lodge #944.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Debra Ann Davis Bunner; sons, James Robert Bunner (Autumn) of Harrisville, and Jason John Bunner (Anna) of Pennsboro; grandchildren, Zoey Marie, Roy Blake, Cort Evan, Jebediah and Destiny Bunner, Aubrey and Michael Ingram, and Tristian McGuire; sisters, Ruth Bowie, Serena Kay Ash, and Ruby Venette Lanham; and brother, Wilford Bunner.

Funeral services will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Burnie Pennington officiating.

Burial will follow in the Fairmont Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home, Friday from 4-8 PM and Saturday from 2-3 PM.

Aubrey A. Wright

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Aubrey A. Wright

Age 80, of Pennsboro, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his residence.

Aubrey was born August 18, 1933, in Spencer, WV, a son of the late Onnie O. and Annie (Hawkins) Wright.

He served as a self-employed business man in Ritchie County for many years being the owner and operator of the former Wright’s Market of Pennsboro from 1970-1985 and then the Pullman Hardware Store from 1985-1998. Aubrey was a charter member of the River of Life Ministries in Ellenboro and a graduate of Spencer High School with the class of 1952. Aubrey loved fishing. While employed, Aubrey and his wife Rosa would spend summers with the family fishing in Nags Head, NC and after retirement, he and his wife had a 2nd home in Cameron, LA where they would spend many years fishing in Louisiana. Aubrey’s greatest joy was the customer relationship he had built with his friends during the time he owned the Pullman Hardware and also spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Rosa (Freeland) Wright; daughter, Anna Bunner (Jason) of Pennsboro; grandchildren, Aubrey Ingram, Michael Ingram, Destiny Bunner, & Jebediah Bunner all of Pennsboro; brother and sister in laws, Clyde & Sally Freeland of TN; Ray & Jackie Freeland of Parkersburg; Perl & Linda Freeland of Pennsboro; Eddie and Judy Hart of Ellenboro; Gary & Cindy Freeland of AK; Dave & Vickie Williams of Glendale Community; Jarvin & Vera Talkington of Parkersburg, and Johnny Freeland of Athens, OH, along with several nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lansing and Olsten Wright; sister, Wanda Rader, and his beloved dogs, Rufus & Chico.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the McCullough Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Paul Elkins and Ruford Abner officiating.

Burial will follow in the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

Friends may call the funeral home from 4-8 PM on Wednesday.

Aubrey was a strong advocate for the Wounded Warrior Project and a box will be set up at the funeral home for friends to bring in a donation to be sent to the project in Aubrey’s name.

Vivian G. Lauff

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Vivian G. Lauff

Age 72, of Burnt House, WV, departed this life, Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV.

She was born May 10, 1943, in Van, WV, the daughter of the late Owen and Mary Bailey Sutphin.

Vivian had worked at the former Rubber Crafters, Smithville, WV, and then for Quality Fabricating.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel R. Lauff (Debra), Hinton, VA, and Christopher J. Lauff, Burnt House, WV; one daughter, Sheila M. Belknap, Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Derek, Deidra, Jennifer, Marshall, and Danielle; and great grandson, Jacob Lake Gumm.

In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded by siblings, Curtis, Danny, Roger, Wayne, Raymond, Jackie and Lowell Dean Sutphin; Elbert Kelly, Geneva Wood and Emma Jean Testerman.

Funeral Services will be held, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV at 1:00 PM with the Pastor Dennett Osborne officiating.

Interment will follow at the New Mt. Olive Cemetery, Burnt House, WV.

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

Sharon Mae Reeder

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Sharon Mae Reeder

Age 65, of Harrisville, WV departed this life on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at her residence.

She was born March 14, 1949 at Parkersburg, WV, the daughter of the late William Floyd Higgins Sr. and Gladys Mae Knicely Higgins, Parkersburg, WV.

Sharon had been a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Ritchie County Senior Citizens and Pine View Nursing Home.

She attended the Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of the Harrisville Moose Lodge.

In addition to her Mother, Sharon is survived by one son, Joseph Reeder (Linda), Hurricane, WV; two daughters, Shelly Osborne (Burt) and Lora Robinson of Harrisville, WV; two brothers, William Floyd Higgins Jr., (Bonnie) Parkersburg and Richard Higgins, Pennsboro, WV; two sisters Diane Piggott, Davisville, WV and Kimberly Sue Carroll (Don) Parkersburg, WV; seven grandchildren, Patrick, Tyler and Mariah Robinson, Timmy and Casey Osborne and Nicholas and Samuel Reeder and one Great Grand Son Reece Bolin.

In addition to her Father, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Eugene Reeder, and one sister Joann Parsons.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2014, from the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Bud Corbin and Rev. David Murrey officiating.

Interment will follow the service in the Cairo IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Monday, July 21, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on the day of the service.

Robert Bradley, Jr.

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Robert Bradley, Jr.

Age 81, of Millwood, WV, passed away July 17, 2014.

He was born November 25, 1932, in Cairo, Ritchie County, WV, a son of the late Russell Robert and Bernice (Nichols) Bradley. His brother, Chip Bradley, also preceded him in death.

He was a 1951 graduate of Cairo High School. He was a Corporal in the United States Army and served with the Military Police in Japan. He was retired from Ravenswood Aluminum and a member of United Steel Workers of America Local #5668. He loved his family, the outdoors, hunting and gardening. He was a founding member of the Silverton Volunteer Fire Department. To know Robert, was to like him. He was honest, hardworking, thoughtful, kind and gentle.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Nancy E. (Haga) Bradley; daughter, Elizabeth C. Boothe and her husband Tom of Millwood; brother, Marvin Bradley of Washington, WV; sisters-in-law, Elaine Bradley of St. Marys, and Pauline Haga of Cairo; three grandchildren, Thomas B. Boothe and his wife Peggy, Christopher S. and Brandon T. Boothe, all of Millwood; and two great-grandchildren, Izzy and Kolton Boothe.

Service was 1 PM Sunday at the Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor David Sanderson officiating.

Graveside service was at 3:30 PM at Cairo Masonic Cemetery, Cairo, WV, with full military rites.

Visitation was 11 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Ritchie County - 07.15.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Donald Keith Lusk
Height: 6’  4"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.21.1981
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.14.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Corey Bruce Hammer
Height: 5’  11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.20.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.11.2014
Facility: North Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

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

Shirley Ann Cottrillge

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Shirley Ann Cottrill

Long time resident of Pennsboro, WV, Shirley Ann Cottrill, a78, went to Heaven to be with her Lord, on Friday, July 11, 2014, en route to CCMC, Memorial Campus.

Shirley was born June 01, 1936, at her parents’ home on Stewart’s Run near Harrisville, WV, a daughter of the late Audra and Minnie (Moore) Hiley.

In her early years, Shirley worked for the Consumer’s Gas Company of Pennsboro as a secretary.

After the birth of her daughter, Joy, she spent the rest of her life as a loving homemaker for her family. For over a decade, she has volunteered her time as a reader at Creed Collins Elementary School in Pennsboro.

Shirley was a longtime member of Pennsboro United Methodist Church where she was very active. She served as the evangelism team leader and was also a member of United Methodist Women.

In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening vegetables and tending to her many flowers. She loved her small town and will be greatly missed by friends and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Joy Cottrill and husband Derek Banas of Verona, PA; her two grandchildren, Willow & Ivy Banas; her two sisters and their spouses: Sharon and Gary Antel of Wheeling, WV and Laura and Geral Riggs of Colliers, WV, along with many nieces & nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jacob C. Cottrill in 1999.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with the Pastors Kelly Martin and Bill Durst officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-7 PM on Monday , at the funeral home.

Charles F. Bunner

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Charles F. Bunner

Age 89, St. Marys, WV, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence.

Born on June 23, 1925, in Ritchie County, WV, he was a son of the late Herman and Ethel Hart Bunner.

Charles was a supervisor at Abichts now Chem Pump for many years. He loved farming and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Hazel Evans Bunner; five children, Gary (Janet) Bunner, Ron (Carolyn) Bunner, Steve (Karen) Bunner, Linda (John Templeton and David (Leslie) Bunner; two step-children, Edward Evans and Nancy Lemley; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Debby Bunner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Eleanor Bunner; son, Jim; daughter, Carolyn Heasley; an infant son, Brian Keith; and brothers and sisters, Zana, Ruby, Miranda, Alva, George, Hubert and Henry.

Services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 12, at Ingram Funeral Home, with Pastor Jimmy Taylor officiating.

Burial will be in Cloverdale Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, and 1:00-2:00 PM, Saturday, July 12, at the funeral home.

Shirley Anne Ayers

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Shirley Anne Ayers

Age 66, of St. Marys, WV, passed July 08, 2014 at her residence.

She was born July 03, 1948 in Parkersburg, WV, the daughter of the late Robert Burke and Dollie Mae Deem Echard.

Shirley worked at Cairo Manufacturing and Economy Industries garment factories for over 30 years. Later she worked with her husband as an over the road truck driver. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, building things with her hands, caring for her animals and going to the beach.

She was Methodist by faith.

She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Ayers; daughter, Becky Reese (Mike) of St. Marys; son, Robert Eakle (Melissa) of Parkersburg; brothers, Denver, Randy and Larry Echard; half brothers, Doyle, Bob, Raymond and Bash Echard; and grandchildren, Caleb, Colton, Carli, Cayla, and Cami Eakle.

She was preceded in death by brother, Terry Echard; half brothers, Bill and James Echard, and Robert Sidwell; half sisters, Judy Carpenter and Sandy Echard; and two infant brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Friday, July 11, 2014 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Troy Derenberger and Caleb Eakle officiating.

Burial will follow in the Ayers Cemetery, Smithville.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5-9 PM.

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