Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:Sk-Sz (2002)

Alfred C. Skinner
Alfred "Carl" Skinner, 75, a former resident of Elkins, and more recently a resident of Nella’s Inc. at Crystal Springs, departed this life early Friday morning, Dec. 27, 2002, at the nursing home. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Alfred Skinner. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 27 Dec 2002.

Alfred C. Skinner
Alfred Carl Skinner, 75, a former resident of the Glenmore community, Elkins, and more recently a resident of Nella’s Inc. at Crystal Springs, departed this life early Friday morning, Dec. 27, 2002, at the nursing home. He had been in declining health for the past several years.
He was born Wednesday, March 23, 1927, in Hardy, Randolph County, a son of the late David and Neva Riffle Skinner.
On June 7, 1946, he was married to the former Joline D. Parrack, who survives. They had celebrated 56 years of marriage.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard A. Skinner and wife, Ann, Clarksburg, and Michael K. Skinner, Beckley; one daughter, Kathy J. Skinner, St. Louis, Mo.; four sisters, Norma Jean Brashear, Live Oak, Fla., Edna Bishoff, New Lenox, Ill., Violet Linger, West Farmington, Ohio, and Sharon Hrenko, Louisville, Ky.; and four grandchildren, James Skinner, Kristina Jo Pritt, Melanie Skinner and Curtis Skinner.
He retired from the former Monongahela Power Company, after 24 years of service and later from Valley Real Estate and Insurance Agency at Elkins, which he owned and operated for 25 years.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine during World War II. He was a former member of the Tygarts Valley Post No. 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Elkins Lions Club and the Elkins Lodge No. 1135 BPOE. He was a long time member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he had served as both a member and president of the Church Council.
Friends will be received at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Father Kelly Marshall will officiate and interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman where members of the H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 American Legion will present the American flag. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 302 First St., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Alfred Carl Skinner.
www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Dec 2002.

Sherida Skinner
Sherida Skinner, 47, a resident of Isner Creek, Elkins, passed away Monday, March 11, 2002, at 6:50 p.m. at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, where she had been a patient since Nov. 7, 2001. She had been in her usual health until entering the hospital, when her condition became critical.
She was born March 26, 1954, in Asheville, N.C., a daughter of the late James Herbert and Annie Mae Rogers Garrett.
On Jan. 2, 1990, in Asheville, N.C., she was united in marriage to Charles E. Skinner Jr., who survives in Elkins.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of F.E. Runner Funeral Home. From 13 Mar 2002

Sherida Skinner
Sherida Skinner, 47, a resident of Isner Creek, Elkins, passed away Monday, March 11, 2002, at 6:50 p.m. in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, where she had been a patient since Nov. 7, 2001. She had been in her usual health until entering the hospital, when her condition became critical.
She was born March 26, 1954, in Asheville, N.C., a daughter of the late James Herbert and Annie Mae Rogers Garrett.
On Jan. 2, 1990, in Asheville, N.C., she was united in marriage to Charles E. Skinner Jr., who survives in Elkins.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Michael Scott Gray of Des Moines, Iowa, and Spc. Brian Gray, who is stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell Kentucky; one sister, JoAnn Welborne and one brother, Anthony "Tony" Garrett, both of Tennessee; her father and mother-in-law, Charles E. and Edna June Chewning Skinner; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a technician operator for Quest Communications in Iowa until becoming disabled and returning to Elkins to reside. She attended the Chosen Vessels Ministries.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home after 6:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Saturday at noon with the Rev. Paula Paugh, pastor of the Chosen Vessel Ministries officiating. Interment will follow in Lower Rowan Cemetery at Mabie. From 14 Mar 2002

Sylvester F. Skinner
Sylvester F. "Frank" Skinner, 100, of 202 Randolph St., Buckhannon, crossed over to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at 1:30 a.m. at his home in Buckhannon.
He was born Aug. 3, 1902, in Orlando, a son of the late Charles Francis and Maggie Janie Cosner Skinner.
On March 8, 1927, he married Nina Shipman Skinner, who preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 1990.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Alice Ryan, Buckhannon, Virginia and husband, Charles Bennett, Mesa, Ariz., and Edna Maxwell, Buckhannon; one son, Charles and wife, Edna Skinner, Mabie; 15 grandchildren, including Terry Williams of Buckahnnon, whom Mr. Skinner raised; 27 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Louise Crutchfield; four brothers, Wesley Skinner, Wayne Skinner, Bert Skinner and Lee Skinner; three sisters, Ethel Blake, Necie Freeman and Nora Dennison Rogers; and a granddaughter, Patricia Ann Crutchfield.
He was a groundsman for Western Union Telegraph. He was a member of Buckhannon K of P Lodge No. 54, a member of the IOOF of Weston. He was a member of South Buckhannon Mission and was a Christian by faith.
He was a resident of Buckhannon since 1948.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Carus Campbell and the Rev. Mark Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery. From 17 Dec 2002.

James F. Sloan
James F. Sloan, a former resident of Beverly and a resident of Ocala, Fla., passed away Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2002, in Ocala, Fla.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. From 8 Apr 2002 and 9 Apr 2002

James F. Sloan
James F. Sloan, 72, a former resident of Beverly, and a resident of Ocala, Fla., passed away Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2002, in Ocala, Fla.
He was born Aug. 19, 1929, at Price Hill, a son of the late Charles and Elsie Light Sloan.
He was married to Mildred Wilmoth Sloan, who survives in Ocala, Fla.
Also surviving are two daughters, Beverly Sloan Fallon and Janet Sloan McGonigal, both of Boston, Mass.; one sister, Cecilia Williams of Foster; and two grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were three brothers and one sister.
Mr. Sloan was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a businessman, farmer and was involved in thoroughbred horse racing prior to his retirement. He was a member of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and BPOE Lodge No. 1135 of Elkins.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater and the Rev. George Maxwell officiating. Entombment will follow in Beverly Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to God’s Traveling Ministry, 14677 S.W. 35th Terrace Road, Ocala, Fla. 34473. From 10 Apr 2002.

James F. Sloan
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater and the Rev. George Maxwell officiating. Entombment will follow in Beverly Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to God’s Traveling Ministry, 14677 S.W. 35th Terrace Road, Ocala, Fla. 34473. From 12 Apr 2002.

James F. Sloan
Friends were received from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater and the Rev. George Maxwell officiating. Entombment will follow in Beverly Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to God’s Traveling Ministry, 14677 S.W. 35th Terrace Road, Ocala, Fla. 34473. From 13 Apr 2002.

Morton D. Smallridge
Morton Daniel Smallridge, 86, of HC 36, Box 328, Tallmansville, died Monday, March 25, 2002, at his home in Tallmansville.
Mr. Smallridge was born Oct. 6, 1915, in Alton, a son of the late Charles Marshall and Allie Elizabeth Zirkle Smallridge.
On Jan. 20, 1941, he married Avis Tenney Smallridge, who preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2001.
Surviving are five daughters, Christine Reed, Wilma Whitlock Navonda Tenney and Twila Williams, all of Buckhannon, and Janet Robinson, French Creek; five sons, Vernon Wayne Smallridge, Tallmansville, Daniel Smallridge, Theron Smallridge and Nola Smallridge, all of Ten Mile, and Farrel Smallridge, Buckhannon; 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Smallridge; one sister, Myrtle Zickefoose; one grandson, Chad Smallridge; and one son-in-law, David Reed.
He was a custodian for Corhart.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lloyd Tenney officiating. Interment will follow in Ten Mile Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery, in care of Robert Landis, HC 36, Tallmansville, W.Va. 26237. From 27 Mar 2002

Nellie N. Smallridge
Nellie N. King Smallridge, 80, of Marlinton, died Friday, May 10, 2002, at her home near Marlinton.
Funeral services were held at VanReenen Funeral Home today at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in K of P Mt. View Cemetery at Junior today at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Buckeye, W.Va. 24924. From 13 May 2002.

Edna Smith
Edna Smith, 85, of Isner Creek Road, Elkins, died at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at her home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Smith was born May 3, 1916, in Elkins, a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Jessie Lou Kelly Kerns.
She married Claude James Smith, who preceded her in death on April 15, 1985.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Barbara) Simmons, Elkins; three grandchildren, Kelly Simmons, Lisa Runner and Amy Harris; and two great-grandchildren, Rebekah and Joseph Harris.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Arno Kerns; and two sisters, Beulah Everett and Mary Kerns.
Mrs. Smith attended the schools of Randolph County and was employed as a cook at the Poe Run School.
She was a member of Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center and Wayside United Methodist Church.
Funeral Arrangements: Friends may call at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Blough officiating. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. From 31 Jan 2002

Edward S. Smith
Edward S. Smith, 84, a resident of Route 4, Elkins, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 12, 2002, at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Edward S. Smith. From 13 Nov 2002.

Edward F. Smith
Edward F. Smith, 84, a resident of the Kings Run Road, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was born Sept. 11, 1919, in Elkins, the son of the late Fay and Samantha Hicks Smith.
On May 10, 1941, he was married to Agatha Chewning Smith, who survives near Elkins.
Also surviving is one daughter, Mary Hood, Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Norman Smith, Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mildred Hannum and Catherin Bosworth, both of Elkins; three grandchildren; Melvin Hood III, Jerry Hood and Sheila Murray; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Raymond, Robert and Leslie Smith; and a sister, Mary Antczak.
Mr. Smith was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was employed as an engineer for the Canton Railroad in Baltimore, Md., prior to his retirement.
He was a member of the Elkins Lodge No. 108 AF & AM.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. The Tomblyn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Edward F. Smith. From 14 Nov 2002.

Gertrude Smith
Gertrude Smith, 85, of Mabie, died at 4:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past two years.
Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Cassity, a daughter of the late Gordon and Blanch Chewning Zirkle.
On May 27, 1937, in Oakland, Md., she married Delpha Elsworth Smith, who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1979.
Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of F.E. Runner Funeral Home.
Funeral Arrangements: No information available at this time. From 18 Feb 2002

Gertrude Z. Smith
Gertrude Zirkle Smith, 85, formerly of Cassity and of Mabie since 1999, where she had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Eva and Ron Markley, died at 4:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency room. She had been in failing health for the past two years.
Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Cassity, a daughter of the late Gordon and Blanche Chewning Zirkle.
On May 22, 1937, she married Delpha E. Smith, who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1979.
Surviving are three daughters, Eva Markley and husband, Ronald, Mabie, Virginia M. Cutright and husband, Edward, Belington, and Janice G. Markley, Coalton; three sons, Carol R. Smith, Elkins, Leonard P. Smith and wife, Connie, Rootstown, Ohio, and James D. Smith and wife, Mary, Cassity; two sisters, Leota Metzbower, Baltimore, Md., and Zelda George, Norton; two brothers, Gordon French Zirkle and wife, Eleanor, Coalton, and Clatus Zirkle and wife, Louise, Norton; 25 grandchildren 35 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris G. Arnold; two sisters, Lorce Zirkle and Irene Wotring; five brothers, Narl, Ralph, Harley, Ben and Ira "Boots" Zirkle; and four great-grandchildren, James and Sarah Young and two infants, Stephanie and Tiffany Arnold.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of Harrison Community Church. She was a Methodist by faith.
Funeral Arrangements: Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Wednesday after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Frank Long, pastor of Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church officiating. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens in Elkins. From 19 Feb 2002

Joyce R. Smith
Joyce Reed Smith, 83, of 1 Gilbert St., Buckhannon, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at 3:25 a.m. at her home in Buckhannon.
Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 16, 1918, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Asa and Regtha Long Reed.
She married Willard Smith, who preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2002.
Surviving are one son, Brian R. Smith, Wayne, Pa.; one sister, Lois Reed Curtis, Buckhannon; and two granddaughters, Meredith Smith, Columbus, Ohio, and Rebecca Smith, Wayne, Pa.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Corwin Reed and John Reed; and one sister, Wanna Vincent.
She was the owner of Smith Mobile Home Sales in Bridgeport from 1950 to 1975. She attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
A private family services was held Saturday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Hardman officiating. From 12 Aug 2002.

Mary L. Smith
Mary Lynne Carrington-Smith, 59, of Vancouver, British Columbia, departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at United General Hospital in Burlington, Wash.
She was born May 8, 1943, in Buckhannon, a daughter of Macel Green Gear of Elkins, and the late Simon N. Harris.
She attended Bergoo Elementary School, where her mother taught for many years. She graduated from Cap Charles High School, Cape Charles, Va. in 1961. She attended Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, prior to getting married. She returned to school in 1978, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors from Mississippi University of Women in Colombus, Miss.
She is survived by her mother, Macel "Mitzi" Green Gear, Elkins; her husband, Charles Carrington-Smith, Vancouver, British Columbia; her daughter, Mary Margaret "Meg" Wilfong Schramm; a son-in-law, Robert Schramm; a grandson, Dylan Schramm, all of Houston, Texas; her son, David Nieal Wilfong, Dallas, Texas; a brother, John K. "Donnie" Mann, Annapolis, Md.; and a sister, Janice M. Mann, Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Preceding her in death was her father, Simon N. Harris, in 1946.
She was a devoted mother, daughter, wife and sister. She leaves behind many extended family members.
She was a noted writer and editor. She owned The Rockwall Chronicle Newspaper in Rockwall, Texas. She and her son, David, worked together for many years building the business. She was honored with Woman of the Year by Soroptimist International of Rockwall, texas.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins. Love gifts in the memory of Mary Lynne may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins. From 17 Sep 2002.

Mary L. Smith
A memorial service will be held Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins. Love gifts in the memory of Mary Lynne may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins. From 18 and 25 Sep 2002.

Russell W. Smith
Russell Wilson Smith, 83, of Route 3, Box 303, Buckhannon, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at his home in Buckhannon.
He was born Jan. 8, 1919, in Upshur County, a son of the late Paris Jesse and Blanch Goodwin Smith.
On Nov. 18, 1945, he married Veva Lorena Hyre Smith, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, David Smith and wife, Charlotte, Buckhannon; one daughter, Judy Patterson and husband, Terry, Buckhannon; three grandsons, Jeffrey Patterson and wife, Debbie, Buckhannon, Todd Smith and wife, Susan, Apex, N.C., and Rodney Smith and wife, Marketa, Raleigh, N.C.; one granddaughter, Vikki Rovello and husband, Rod, Buckhannon; two great-granddaughters, Whitney Patterson and Ciara Rovello, both of Buckhannon; two great-grandsons, Joshua Rovello and Zachary Patterson, both of Buckhannon; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Henry Smith, Parley Smith, Basil Smith, Evert Smith and Orla Smith; two sisters, Avis Smith and Erma Casto; and one half brother, Earnest Smith.
Mr. Smith was a maintenance supervisor for the Upshur County Board of Education. He served in the U.S. Army from March 28, 1942, until Nov. 3, 1945, in Southern Philippines, Luson, New Guinea, Bismarck and Archipelago. He was attached to the 1st Calvary Division with 8th Engineers. His decorations and citations received were the Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon with four Bronze Stars, American Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars and a good conduct medal.
He was a lifetime member of Buckhannon VFW Post 3663. He was a member of Rocky Ford United Methodist Church in Buckhannon.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Fulton officiating. Interment will follow in Rocky Ford Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. From 26 Mar 2002

Ruth B. Smith
Ruth Bodkin Smith, 65, formerly of Warren, Ohio, and of 1289 Otella Ave., Clarkston, Ga., died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Deborah Romero, in Maui, Hawaii. Death was attributed to respiratory failure.
Mrs. Smith was born May 12, 1936, in Elkins, a daughter of the late Maxwell Myrell Moats and Bessie Collins.
She married Jimmy L. Smith, who survives in Clarkston, Ga.
Also surviving are a son, Timothy Bodkin, Cape Coral, Fla.; two daughters, Deborah Romero, Maui, Hawaii, and Dorelina Somerville, Warren, Ohio; five sisters, Molly Uphold and Edna Shuttlesworth, both of Morgantown, Essie Lisko, Louisville, Ky., Frances Moore, Elkins, and Ralfetta Cordes, Ft. Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard Moats and Charles Moats; and two sisters, Peril Maxwell and Goldie Kyle.
Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Louis Weinburg and Hill Beauty School. She worked for Right Decision Beauty Salon for 15 years.
She was a member of IOF Forester in Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral Arrangements: Friends will be received at Wages & Son Funeral Home, 1040 Main St., Stone Mountain, Ga., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements. From: 15 Jan 2002.

Ruth M. Smith
Ruth M. Smith, 83, a resident of Mt. View Nursing Home, Spartanburg, S.C., and a former resident of Philippi, passed away at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, in the Mt. View Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Barbour County, the daughter of the late Leroy and Frances Donegia Golden.
She was united in marriage to Clarence "Dick" Smith, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, Richard "Richie" Smith, Baltimore, Md., Donald W. Smith, Greenville, S.C., and Joseph "Joe" Smith, Odessa, Texas; one sister, Sylvia Reed, Philippi; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Golden and Lloyd Golden; one sister, Mary Golden; and one grandson, Rickie Smith.
Mrs. Smith was the manager of the Philippi Moose Lodge. She was a member of the Buckhannon Moose Ladies Auxiliary and attended Jerusalem United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Craig Michael officiating. Interment will follow in the Jerusalem Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home service. From 11 Dec 2002.

Vina H. Smith
Vina H. "Vi" Smith, 78, of Front Royal Pike, Winchester, Va., died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 20, 1924, at Onego, a daughter of Robert and Gertie Hedrick Ketterman.
On Oct. 24, 1940, in Winchester, Va., she married Isaac Smith, who survives in Winchester, Va.
Also surviving are one daughter, Rosalie M. Mauck, Woostock, Va.; one son, Jack D. Smith of Stephens City, Va.; four sisters, Dessie Nelson of Elkins, Luella Brannon, Virgie Bowen and Janie Johnson, all of Winchester, Va.; one brother, Herman Ketterman of Elkins; four great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Katherine M. Johnson.
Mrs. Smith was a presser at People’s Cleaners for 25 years until her retirement in 1997. She attended Rosedale Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at Jones Funeral Home Friday. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. with Dr. Ken H. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Shenandoah Memorial park. Memorial contributions may be made to Millwood Station Fire & Rescue, PO Box 3037, Winchester, Va. 22604 or to Greenwood Volunteer Fire & Rescue, PO Box 3023, Winchester, Va. 22604. From 27 June 2002.

Wilda P. Smith
Wilda Pauline Poling Smith, 65, of Mabie, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at her home, following an extended illness. She had been under the care of Hospice Care Corp.
She was born June 30, 1937, at Mabie, a daughter of Iris Ruby Simmons Zirkle, who survives at Mabie, and the late Russell Zirkle.
On May 4, 1958, she was married to Herbert Marshall Poling, who preceded her in death on June 11, 1992. On June 15, 1994, she was married to Woodrow Walter Smith, who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1997.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Karen Sue Phillips, Philippi, Mrs. Deana M. Lopez, Romney, Ms. Sandra L. Poling, at home, and Mrs. Carola "Jean" Godden, Belington; three sons, Paul Edward Poling, Akron, Ohio, Russell Wayne Poling, Romney, and Richard L. Poling, Mabie; four brothers, Dayton Zirkle, Doyle Zirkle, Delbert Zirkle and Doran Zirkle, all of Mabie; one sister, Ruby Ware, Cassity; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Smith was a certified nursing assistant and was a member of Harrison Community Church near Mabie.
Friends may call at Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and at the Harrison Community from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday, the funeral hour. The Rev. Greg Lanham will officiate and interment will follow in Rowan Memorial Cemetery near Mabie. From 3 July 2002.

Woodrow C. Smith Sr.
Woodrow C. "Woody" Smith Sr., 85, a resident of Route 1, Mill Creek, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2002, at his residence. He had been in failing health since Sept. 16, 2001.
Mr. Smith was born July 22, 1916, at Glady, a son of the late John Calvin and Flossie Olivia Propst Smith.
On Nov. 6, 1939, he was united in marriage to the former Mabel Nelma Sneed, who preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 1993.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Delmas (Erma) Smarr of Statesville, N.C., Mrs. Earl (Wanda) Brisbin of Glenwillard, Pa., Mrs. Jack (Edith) Kerr of Glenfield, Pa., and Mrs. Bobby (Linda) Wamsley of Mill Creek; three sons, Woodrow C. Smith Jr. and wife, Wanda, of Valley Head, David Smith of Mill Creek, and Edgar Smith of Corapolis, Pa.; one brother, Roy Dixon Smith of Tampa, Fla.; two half brothers, Allen Smith of Belington, and John Smith of Circleville; 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife were two daughters, Esta Nelma Smith and Penny Ann Smith; two sisters, Evelyn Lambert and Mable Strawder; four half sisters, Madeline Taylor, Gloria Warner, Jane Cooper and Fern Smith; one brother, Basil Smith; and one grandchild.
He was a coal miner for 35 years and was last employed by Sweckley Valley Hospital where he was a pipe fitter in Sweckley, Pa. He was a Baptist and attended the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church. He was a U.S. Marine, having served during World War II and was discharged on Oct. 31, 1945. He was a member of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel today after 6 p.m. On Wednesday, he will be moved to Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church for visitation from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Frank Long, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville, where the presentation of the American Flag will be made by H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. From 7 May 2002.

Eugene S. Snedeker
Eugene S. Snedeker, 61, of Route 1, Walkersville, Pigeon Roost Road, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born Dec. 7, 1940, in New Brunswick, N.J., a son of Evelyn Sandor Snedeker, who survives at Fort Myers, Fla., and the late Eugene Snedeker.
He married Holly McComb Snedeker, who survives.
Also surviving are two stepsons, John Walker, at home, and Jason Cole, Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Sandra Jinkens, New Jersey, Gayle Burkowski, Glenville, and JoAnn Berisford, Gaithersburg, Md.; and a special friend, Darel Meadows, Roanoke.
He was a welder and fabricator and owner of T.A.W. Distributors of Walkersville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a Christian by faith.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Alkire Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Friday at 4 p.m. with Pastor Chris Cosner officiating. From 20 Mar 2002

Gladys Snelson
Gladys Snelson, 70, a former resident of Huttonsville and Mill Creek, and a resident of the Tygart Valley Manor for the past two years, passed away Sunday morning, March 10, 2002, at her residence. She had been in her usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
Mrs. Snelson was born Sept. 2, 1931, a daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Kyle Gear.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior George Snelson.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of F.E. Runner Funeral Home. From 11 Mar 2002

Gladys G. Snelson
Gladys G. Snelson, 70, a former resident of Huttonsville and Mill Creek, and a resident of the Tygart Valley Manor for the past two years, passed away Sunday morning, March 10, 2002, at her residence. She had been in her usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
She was born Sept. 2, 1931, at Huttonsville, a daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Kyle Gear.
She was united in marriage to Junior George Snelson, who preceded her in death in 1990.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Snelson of Anmore, and Ruth Murdock and husband, Marvin, of Holenwald, Tenn.; four sons, Harold Gear and wife, Kay, of Columbia, S.C., George "Pete" Snelson and wife, Erma, Green Bank, Bobby Snelson and wife, Debbie of Beverly, and Sanford Snelson of Mill Creek; one sister, Ruth Currence of Mill Creek; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was one daughter, five sons, four brothers and one granddaughter.
She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith. She attended the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home today after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Frank Long, pastor of the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. From 12 Mar 200

Ava I. Snyder
Ava I. Snyder, 66, a resident of New Castle, Del., passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, in St. Francis Hospital in Delaware.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Wendell Frank Snyder of New Castle; one son, Frank W. Snyder and a daughter, Janet I. Snyder, both of New Castle, Del. Also surviving are two brothers, Spencer Channell and Lehman Channell, sisters, Ruth Shephard, Joy Porter, Linora Tackach and Mary Ware. Two grandsons, Frank III and Billy, also survive.
Mrs. Snyder was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was a member of the Goodwill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the Gebhart Funeral Homes Inc. in New Castle, Del. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Delaware. This announcement is brought to you through the courtesy of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. From 17 Oct 2002.

John R. Sperling
John Randolph Sperling, 10 week old son of Jeremy W. Sperling and Anita Rohrbaugh Wildman of Maysville, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at his home.
He was born Nov. 25, 2001, in Ravenna, Ohio.
Surviving are a half sister, Shaly Sperling, Cabins; and two half brothers, Colby Sperling, Cabins, and Jordan Wildman, Garrettsville, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Donna McCullough, Fairmont; paternal stepgrandfather, David McCullough, Fairmont; paternal grandfather, Ronnie Sperling, Old Field; paternal stepgrandmother, Janet Sperling, Old Field; paternal great-grandparents, Otha and Ora Bible, Maysville; maternal grandmother, Donna Nelson, Garrettsville, Ohio; maternal stepgrandfather, Thomas Nelson, Garrettsville, Ohio; maternal grandfather, John Rohrbaugh, Maysville; maternal great-grandmother, Georgie Patchett, Antioch; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral Arrangements: No information available at this time. From 6 Feb 2002

Bettie E. Sponaugle
Bettie E. Sponaugle, 89, a resident of Cherry Grove, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.
She had been a resident of the Pendleton Nursing Home for several years. She was a homemaker and a member of the North Fork Brethren Church at Dry Run.
She was born July 26, 1913, at Hunting Ground, and was the daughter of the late Pet Warner and Laura Mullenax Warner.
On March 9, 1937, she married Conda R. Sponaugle, who preceded her in death on April 28, 1997.
Surviving are three daughters, Genevieve Glover, Franklin, Norma Jean Quigley, Fairfax, Va., and Brenda K. Allen, Baltimore, Md.; one son, Billy R. Sponaugle, Franklin; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends were received from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin where funeral services were at 11 a.m. today. The Rev. Dan Ludwick and the Rev. Thom Malcolm officiated. Interment was in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton. Memorial donations may be made to the Pendleton Nursing Home, P.O. Box 700, Franklin, W.Va., 26807. From 3 Sep 2002.

James Spreacker Sr.
James Wesley Spreacker Sr., 75, of 12 Third Ave., Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Spreacker was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Huntington, a son of the late Alger R. Spreacker and Opal Fry Spreacker.
On Sept. 2, 1972, he married Shirley Spreacker, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, James W. Spreacker Jr., Barboursville; three daughters, Diana and husband, Gary Ballard, Huntington, Debbie and husband, Mike Crouthamel, Largo, Fla., and Darlene and husband, John Stinson, Little River, S.C.; a stepdaughter, Angela and husband, Bruce Hollen, Buckhannon; four granddaughters, Lisa and husband, Matthew Monteville, Huntington, Jennifer and husband, Geoff Trafton, San Antonio, Texas, Whitney Stinson, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Nicole Spreacker, Barboursville; three grandsons, Wesley and wife, Amanda Curnutte, Huntington, John Ryan Stinson, Little River, S.C., and Justin Hollen, Buckhannon; four great-grandsons, Greyson Monteville, Parker Monteville and Spencer Monteville, all of Huntington, and Dustin Trafton, San Antonio, Texas; a great-granddaughter, Reilley Curnutte, Huntington; three half brothers, Darrell Spreacker, Franklin Furnace, Ohio, Donald Spreacker, Huntington, and Gary Spreacker, Harrison, Tenn.; and a half sister, Lynn Ball, Chesapeake, Ohio.
Mr. Spreacker was a heat and frost insulator and belonged to the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local No. 80. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 598 of Buckhannon, and was a member of the Harley Owners Group and American Motorcyclist Association.
He was a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. in Buckhannon. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Norman Eugene Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Church Cemetery in French Creek. From 29 Nov 2002.

Dale V. Staley
Dale V. Staley, 75, formerly of Callen Avenue, Morgantown, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in Madison Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Staley was born July 13, 1926, in Morgantown, a son of the late Arthur D. and Ruth Catlett Staley.
He married Neva Staley, who survives. They had been married for 55 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Rita J. Friend and husband, David B., Morgantown, and Tama P. Southard and husband, Don, Kannapolis, N.C.; a son, Dale V. Staley II and wife, Sarah, Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; a brother, Brinley Staley and wife, Marjorie Staley, Morgantown; a sister, Patty Barthlow, Scott Depot; a sister-in-law, Betty Staley; three grandchildren, Christopher D. Southard, Morgantown, Justin D. Southard, Kannapolis, N.C., and Meghan E. Staley, Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Blaine Staley.
Mr. Staley was a graduate of Morgantown High School. He was employed by University Supply Co. as a salesman and manager in the Morgantown and Kingwood areas for 40 years. He retired in 1983.
He also worked at West Virginia University Physical Plant and Marrara Oil Co. in Kingwood.
He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army with the 74th Ordinance Depot Co. stationed in the Pacific from 1944-1946. He was a member of the Morgantown VFW Post 548.
He was a cradle roll member of Spruce Street United Methodist Church.
Funeral Arrangements: Friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 am. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. William Turley and the Rev. Dr. Stacy L. Groscup officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 4543, Morgantown, W.Va. 26504 or Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Center, WVU Foundation, PO Box 1650, Morgantown, W.Va. 26507. From 22 Jan 2002.

Blanche M. Stalnaker
Blanche M. Stalnaker, 76, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at her residence.
She was born in Morgan, Pa., a daughter of the late Lester F. and Stella Riley Butler.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, James Stalnaker of Concord, Calif., and Terry Stalnaker of Marlinton; two daughters, Loretta Viator of New Iberia, La., and Lorena Corona of Pacheco, Calif.; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one brother, the Rev. Norman Butler; and three sisters, Evelyn Tenney of Mill Creek, Margaret Hohenstein of Houston, Texas, and Ida Judge of Port Orange, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nyal Stalnaker.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins, with the Rev. Norman Butler officiating. Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg has been entrusted with the arrangements. From 24 June 2002.

Eleanor L. Stalnaker
Eleanor Louise Currence Stalnaker, 78, a resident of 402 Center St. in Elkins, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at 6:40 a.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since Friday. She had been in failing health for the past several months, however her condition had worsened since October.
She was born April 23, 1924, in Beverly, a daughter of the late Jacob and Leah Rush Currence.
She was united in marriage to Calvin Stalnaker, who preceded her in death on July 9, 1987.
Surviving are two daughters, Bertie Stalnaker and Helen Stalnaker; one son, William Stalnaker, all at home; one sister, Helen Bolyard of Morgantown. Also surviving are two nephews, William Bolyard and Robert Bolyard; and several cousins.
She was a homemaker. She attended the Homestead and Beverly Schools. She formerly attended the Elkins Church of the Nazarene.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel Thursday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Terry Burgess, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Interment will follow at Mountain State Memorial Gardens in Gilman. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Eleanor Louise Currence Stalnaker. From 17 Dec 2002.

Leland L. Stalnaker
Leland L. "Shorty" Stalnaker, 81, of Point Pleasant Road, Route 2, Belington, died Sunday evening, July 21, 2002, at his home, following a six- week illness.
He was born Feb. 21, 1921, at Belington, a son of the late Jerome and Dana Gaynor Stalnaker.
On April 18, 1942, he married the former Jean Bennett, who survives at Point Pleasant Road, Belington.
Also surviving are four sons, Leslie Stalnaker and wife, Ann, Jerry Stalnaker and wife, Sonja, all of Elkton, Md., Bob Stalnaker and wife, Novella, Falls Church, Va., and Bill Stalnaker and wife, Cindy, Stow, Ohio; three sisters, Helen Griffith, Augusta, Dora Lea Beckner and Mary Lou Wagner, both of Philippi; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Ann Stalnaker.
Mr. Stalnaker retired in 1983 as assistant supervisor of the Barbour County Division of the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters with the 503rd Quartermaster Company. He was a member of Laurel Mountain Post 410, VFW at Belington and was a member and deacon of Faith Way Baptist Church.
Friends may call at Faith Way Baptist Church, U.S. Route 250, north of Belington from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday when funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Downing Gregory. Interment will follow in the Valley Bend Cemetery. From 23 July 2002.

Marie B. Stalnaker
Marie Baughman Stalnaker, 94, of 310 Locust Ave., Philippi, died at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, in Broaddus Hospital.
Mrs. Stalnaker was born May 22, 1907, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Marcine and Rebecca Poling Elliott.
She was twice married. First, she married Gerald E. Baughman, who preceded her in death. Second, she married James F. Stalnaker, who preceded her in death.
Surviving is a brother, Paul V. Elliott, Akron, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Maysell Jones and Maxine Stalnaker; and a brother, David Elliott.
Mrs. Stalnaker worked for the government in Dayton, Ohio, for several years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 41 of Philippi and a member of Crim Memorial United Methodist Church.
Funeral Arrangements: Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, today after 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Alicia Rapking officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. From 22 Feb 2002.

Stella M. Stalnaker
Stella May Stalnaker, 85, a former resident of Valley Bend, and more recently a patient in Swisher’s Home Care at Beverly, passed away Saturday morning, April 13, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 8, 1916, in Monterville, a daughter of the late Lott and Laura Conrad Salisbury.
She was married to Harley Franklin Stalnaker, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by one stepdaughter, Darlene Russell, Boynton Beach, Fla.; one stepgranddaughter, Sue Ellen Brown, Boynton Beach, Fla.; one stepgreat-grandson, Randy Brown; one stepgreat-great-granddaughter, Kristen; five nieces, Bernice Brown and Waynalea Salisbury, Valley Bend, Dora Winkler, Covington, Ky., Kathleen Reed, Parkersburg, and Portia Fortney of Buckhannon; and one nephew, Bryan Hamrick of Little Hocking, Ohio.
Also preceded her in death were one stepgreat-grandson, Ricky Brown; three brothers, Wayne Salisbury, Garland Salisbury and an infant; and one sister, Maude Hamrick.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kent Price officiating. Interment will follow in Stalnaker Cemetery at Point Mountain. From 15 Apr 2002.

William Standridge Jr.
William David Standridge Jr., 33, a resident of East Dailey, passed away Monday afternoon, April 15, 2002, at his home, following an extended illness.
He was born April 9, 1969, in Elkins, a son of William David McCoy Standridge and Pamela Elaine Elza Standridge, who survive in Beverly.
On Feb. 14, 1993, he was married to the former Jody Lynn Rose, who survives at East Dailey.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tara and Amanda Standridge of Elkins; three sons, Dustin Standridge of Elkins, and Brandon and Billy Standridge, both at home; two brothers, Samuel Wayne Ross of Beverly, and Paul Andrew Standridge of Ripley; two sisters, Pamela Lynn Wood of West Union, and Cassie Lynn Standridge of Beverly; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a former employee of Southern States of Elkins and was employed by Elkins Distributing at the time of his illness. He was a member of the 201st Field Artillery Unit of the West Virginia National Guard for eight years and was associated with the Jerusalem United Methodist Church at Philippi.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary Rapking officiating. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens. From 17 Apr 2002.

Joshua C. Starnes
Joshua Carl Starnes, 16, of Dry Fork, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2002, as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born April 15, 1986, in Elkins, a son of Carl Edward Starnes of McHenry, Md., and Tresa Ann Bennett of Dry Fork.
He is survived by his grandparents, Mary White Starnes of Spartanburg, S.C., David Bennett of Glenmore, and Rheba Bennett of North Ridgeville, Ohio; one half brother, Steven Michael Vance, at home; and one half sister, Randa Lei Vance, at home.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Carl N. Starnes.
He attended Tucker County High School, where he participated in the weight lifting and conditioning class in preparation for the fall football season. He was an avid marksman. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and riding his four-wheeler. He was employed as a lifeguard at the Canaan Valley pool.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at Hinkle Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mike Lantz officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. State Memorial Gardens in Elkins. From 1 July 2002.

Anna M. Starr
Anna Marjorie Hite Starr, 75, of Valley Head, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Brenda Starr, who resides near Huttonsville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins.
Funeral Arrangements: No information available at this time. From 11 Feb 2002

Anna M. Starr
Anna Marjorie Hite Starr, 75, of Valley Head, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Brenda Starr, who resides near Huttsonville.
Mrs. Starr was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Walker and Sylvia Turner Hite.
On March 3, 1951, in Mill Creek, she married Cam Floyd Starr, who survives in Valley Head.
Also surviving are four sons, Billy Lee Starr and Cam Floyd Starr Jr., both of Beverly, Robert Len Starr, Lompoc, Calif., and Bradley Allen Starr, Elkins; a daughter, Brenda Ann Starr, Huttonsville; two brothers, Walker F. Hite Jr., Jacksonville, Ark., and Otha H. Hite, Buckhannon; four sisters, Wanda Leigh Corder, Akron, Ohio, Barbara Sue Shiley, Ona, Linda Mae Gould and Doris Jean Long, both of Valley Head; and nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Starr was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.
Funeral Arrangements: Friends may call at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the request of the deceased her remains will be cremated. Flowers are to be omitted and memorial contributions may be made to The National Alzheimer’s Association, 919 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill. 60611. From 12 Feb 2002

Francis H. Starr
Francis Herbert "Herb" Starr, 73, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at his home, after a long battle with cancer while under Hospice Care.
He was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Lincoln, Pa., a son of the late John Wallace and Annie Ruth Plunket Starr.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 51 years, Avelue Jean Harsh Starr.
He is also survived by his son, Terry Starr and wife, Melissa, of Rockhill, S.C.,; three daughters, Shirley Thomas and husband, Danny, of Aurora, Genny Casto and husband, Alan, of Dresden, Ohio, and Debbie Krites and fiance, Bob Glasscock, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two sisters, Deloris Collins and Stella Lampe, both of Akron, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, lots of nieces and nephews and many many dear friends.
Mr. Starr served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and the Reserves for nine years. After 35 years of service, he retired as a dispatcher for Goodyear Aerospace. He was a member of the NRA, Western Reserve Knife Association, and he was affiliated with the Stemple Ridge United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Stemple Ridge United Methodist Church in Aurora today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Pastor Michael Ludle and retired Pastor Joe Robinette officiating. Interment will follow in the Stemple Ridge Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Preston County, Stemple Ridge Church Pavilion or the Aurora Ambulance Service. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. From 15 Oct 2002.

Lora B. Steele
Lora B. Steele, 91, of Route 2, Buckhannon, Bailey Ridge community, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at her home.
Mrs. Steele was born July 31, 1911, at Upshur County, a daughter of the late Lloyd A. and Josie N. Shreve Bailey.
She married George Robert Steele, who preceded her in death in December 1971.
Surviving are two daughters, Marian Marsh, Moatsville, and Mary Francis Winans, Bailey Ridge; three grandchildren, Robert Smith, Moatsville, Michael Smith, Hodgesville, and Michele Mills, Buckhannon; eight great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Paul Bailey.
Mrs. Steele was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Washington United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Bailey Cemetery. From 29 Aug 2002.

E. Paul Stemple
E. Paul Stemple, 98, a life long resident of Aurora, died at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002. He had been living independently until recently and death was unexpected.
The second of seven children, he was born in Preston County on Feb. 2, 1904, the son of Amos and Lillie Stemple.
He was a graduate of Shepherd College and Fairmont State College and was a well known and respected teacher and principal in the Preston County schools for 44 years.
On May 20, 1932, he married Opal Marie Kidwell of Davis, also a Shepherd College graduate and teacher in Preston County. She preceded him in death on May 22, 1992.
Also preceding him in death are a son, Jack Lynn Stemple, July 1981 of Herndon, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Cavalier Stemple, August 1994; a great-granddaughter, Joanne Stemple, March 1990, of High Bridge, N.J.; and a son-in-law, Ray Williams of New Raymer, Colo.
He is survived by a sister, Kathryn Stemple Harvey of Clarksburg; two sons, Stephen Stemple and Margie Sutton, Elkins, Philip and Marie Stemple of Basking Ridge, N.J.; two daughters, Nancy Stemple Williams of New Raymer, Colo., and Janet Selders Stemple Kinneer of Herndon, Va.; five grandchildren, Mike and Sharon Stemple Hinchman, Elkins, Alan and Patty Stemple, Mesa, Ariz., Mike and Janice Stemple, High Bridge, N.J., Melissa Stemple, Brooklyn, N.Y., Meridith and Matthew Stemple, Basking Ridge, N.J.; five great-grandchildren, Kristin Stemple Hinchman, Andrew Stemple Hinchman of Elkins, Jennifer, Brian and Timothy Stemple of High Bridge, N.J.
Mr. Stemple had been a volunteer at Cortland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas, for the past 12 years. He yearly volunteered to help make applebutter at the Burlington Children’s Home. He was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church, having served as Sunday school teacher and superintendent. He was a member of the West Virginia Retired Teachers Association, The Order of the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias of Kingwood. He was an avid reader and gardener.
Friends will be received at the Aurora Memorial Building Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Aurora United Methodist Church on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Dr. Rev. Elis Conley and the Rev. Michael Ludle officiating. Interment will follow in Aurora Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. From 5 Dec 2002.

Kathleen C. Stewart
Kathleen Casto Stewart, 84, of 2203 Copeland Way, Chapel Hill, N.C., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.
She was born March 14, 1918, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late David D. and Loretta May Lewis Casto.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Kay and husband, Kenny Bethel, Montgomery City, Mo.; one son, Clyde Stanton and wife, Sue Stewart, Chapel Hill, N.C.; three granddaughters, Sally and husband, Verus Overkamp, Montgomery City, Mo., Stephanie and husband, Kevin Green, Greenville, N.C, and Stacie and husband, Chris Warren, Hillsborough, N.C.; two grandsons, Scott Stewart, Wilmington, N.C., and Marcia Dunlap, New Florence, Mo.; two stepgranddaughters, Peggy Jaggie, New London, Mo., and Deborah Roseman, Montgomery City, Mo.; two great-granddaughters, Kaylee Warren, Hillsborough, N.C., and Sydney Green, Greenville, N.C.; one stepgreat-grandson, Justin Bethel, Troy, Mo.; one cousin, Mrs. Martha West, Buckhannon; one niece, Mrs. Warren Crummett, Midland, Mich.; several great-nieces and great-nephews and a host of friends she loved and treasured dearly.
Mrs. Stewart worked at West Virginia Wesleyan College for 22 years before retiring in 1983. Prior to this she worked for eight years at the equipment division of the State Road Commission in Buckhannon. She enjoyed singing in the choir at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon and was a member of the United Methodist Women, Friendship Sunday School Class, the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 18 of Buckhannon, Buckhannon Women's Club, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, West Virginia Wesleyan's Emeritus Club and the College Club. She attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow at Lorentz Church Cemetery. From 24 May 2002.

Josephine T. Stiles
Josephine Talma Stiles, 85, of Ruthbell community, Albright, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at her home. She was cared for by Eleanor "Sis" Kraft, Amy Kraft and Sandra and Audra Friend.
Mrs. Stiles was born March 1, 1916, in Hackers Valley, a daughter of the late Alva and Florence Ramey Bender.
She married Amos Stiles, who preceded her in death in February 1989.
Surviving are four daughters, Eleanor "Sis" Kraft, Sharon Foster and husband, Richard Jr., all of Morgantown, Sandra Friend and husband, Audra, Terra Alta, and Evelyn Thompson and husband, Johnnie, Dixon, Ky.; six sons, James Stiles and wife, Donna, Windham, Ohio, Julius "Dewey" Stiles and wife, Sharon, Morgantown, Richard Stiles and wife, Nancy, Whetsell Settlement, Daniel Stiles and wife, Luann, Dixon, Ky., Jackie Stiles, Albright, Edward Hinkle and wife, Chris, Germantown, Md.; two sisters, Jessica Covdua, Linsay, Calif., and Virginia Patterson, Volga; a brother, Leonard Bender, Buckhannon; 29 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Robert "Robbie" Kraft; four sisters and a brother.
Mrs. Stiles attended Albright United Methodist Church and attended the women’s group of the church. She was a member of the Preston County Senior Center.
Funeral Arrangements: Friends will be received at Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood today from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. Vicki Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow in Bruceton Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp., PO Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520-0760. From 24 Jan 2002

Frank D. Stotts
Frank D. Stotts, 51, a resident of Valley Head, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at his home.
He was born Feb. 21, 1951, in Charleston, the son of the late Frank D. Stotts Sr. and Janice Reed Stotts, who survives in Valley Head.
Also surviving are one brother, Steven Stotts, Statesville, N.C.; one niece, Taylor Allison Stotts, Statesville, N.C.; an uncle, James Reed, Barberton, Ohio; five aunts, Martha Reed, Valley Head, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Ware, Gorman, Md., Mrs. Roscoe (Polly) Holden, James Island, S.C., Mrs. Harold (Yvonne) Bennett, Radcliff, Ky., and Helen Harless, Fayetteville; and one great-aunt, Calla Lothery, Falls Church, Va.
Mr. Stotts was a graduate of Garinger High School in Charlotte, N.C., with the class of 1967. He received his master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University and was employed as a travel agent for 20 years.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Valley Head Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Baer will officiate and interment will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., 629 North Ave., Elkins, W.Va., 26241. The Tomblyn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. From 19 and 20 July 2002.

Eva P. Strader
Eva P. Hoover Strader, 95, of 10 Trubie Run Road, Buckhannon, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at her home.
She was born July 2, 1906, at Ten Mile, a daughter of the late Abraham and Rosalee Tenney Kelley. She was twice married, first to Charles Huston Hoover, who preceded her in death, and then to John Quincy Strader, who also preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Causbie Tenney and husband, Emery, of Buckhannon; one son, Mason Hoover and wife, Annabell, Tallmansville; one sister, Lillie Rowan, Brushy Fork; and two daughters-in-law, Della Hoover, Tallmansville, and Winnie Jean Hoover, Excelsior; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Troy Wayne Hoover and Ralph Huston Hoover; four sisters, Clara Naylor, Gertie Miller, Elizabeth Kelley and Nola Naylor; three brothers, Lonnie Kelley, Paul Kelley and Willie Kelley; one grandson, Rickey Wayne Hoover; and a great-grandson, Richard Hoover II.
Mrs. Strader was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.
Funeral Arrangements: Friends will be received today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Carus Campbell and the Rev. Brad Tenney will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. From 16 Feb 2002

William K. Straw
William K. Straw, 86, a resident of Graham Street, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2002, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home. From 15 July 2002.

William K. Straw
William King Straw, 86, a resident of Elkins, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2002, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born Dec. 22, 1915, at Weston, a son of the late Elmer D. and Dora McWhorter Straw.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Gardner Straw; two daughters, Kathryn Straw Vaughan and husband, John H. Vaughan and Arlena Straw; one sister, Mary Stalnaker of Jackson, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Mr. Straw was a veteran of World War II and served on special assignment at the Naval Base in San Diego, Calif. He was retired from the Memorial General Hospital where he worked as a purchasing agent. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, where he was a past Grand Noble and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elkins.
Friends and family may call at the Straw family residence at 328 Graham St., Elkins on Thursday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Elkins at 2 p.m. Saturday with Dr. Marvin L. Parli officiating. Flowers are to be omitted and memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 or the Salvation Army, 203 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. From 16 July 2002.

William K. Straw
Friends and family may call at the Straw family residence at 328 Graham St., Elkins, today from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. A memorial service will be at the First Baptist Church in Elkins at 2 p.m. Saturday with Dr. Marvin L. Parli officiating. Flowers are to be omitted and memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 or the Salvation Army, 203 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins is in charge of arrangements. From 18 July 2002.

William K. Straw
A memorial service will be at the First Baptist Church in Elkins at 2 p.m. Saturday with Dr. Marvin L. Parli officiating. Flowers are to be omitted and memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 or the Salvation Army, 203 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. From 20 July 2002.

Joseph R. Steffl
Joseph R. Steffl, 30, a resident of the Faulkner Road, near Bowden, departed this life Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2002, as a result of a kayaking accident near Bemis.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. . From 29 Apr 2002.

Joseph R. Steffl
Joseph Richard Steffl, 30, a resident of the Faulkner Road, near Bowden, departed this life Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2002, as a result of a kayaking accident near Bemis.
He was born Oct. 20, 1971, at Wooster, Ohio, a son of Richard Steffl and Shirley Flick Steffl, who survive at Point Pleasant, Ohio.
On Dec. 20, 1999, at Elkins, he was married to the former Robin Dadisman, who survives at Elkins.
Also surviving are two sisters, Julie Steffl, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Melissa Walther, Stefene, Bermuda; his paternal grandmother, Wilma Steffl, Point Pleasant, Ohio; two stepsons, Cody and Sam Wagner, Moatsville; and his mother-in-law, Saundra Dadisman, Philippi.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Walter Steffl; his maternal grandparents, Victor Bunyon and Martha Flick Bunyon; and his father-in-law, Kenneth Dadisman.
He was an outstanding football and baseball player during his middle school years. He was a graduate of Bellaire Saint John High School at Bellaire, Ohio, with the class of 1990. He attended West Liberty State College and was a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College with the class of 1998, receiving his bachelor of science degree in medical science. He was employed as a physician’s assistant for Mason Todd Corder, D.O., from May of 1998 until April of 2000. He was a former employee of Broaddus Hospital in Philippi. He served as physician’s assistant and acting administrator of the Northern Pocahontas County Health Clinic at Durbin at the time of his death. He also worked at the Tri-County Health Center at Rock Cave. He was an emergency technician, being affiliated with the Bartow-Franklin-Durbin Rescue Squad at Durbin and was a member of Pocahontas County Search and Rescue Team.
He was a member of the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants, the National Academy of Physician’s Assistants and the West Virginia Primary Care Association. He was an avid outdoorsman and was adored by his child patients. He was a Catholic.
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Pastor R.D. Ice officiating. Mr. Steffl will then be moved to Borkoski Funeral Home at Adena, Ohio, where friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Friday at 11 a.m. Monsignor John C. Kolesar will officiate and interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens at Colerain, Ohio. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Friends of the Cheat, PO Box 182, Bruceton Mills, W.Va. 26525. From 30 Apr 2002 and 1 May 2002.

Edith L. Steruat
Edith Louise Iman Steruat, 88, of Arbutus, Md., and formerly of Petersburg, died Saturday, June 8, 2002.
Friends will be received at Ambrose Funeral Home in Arbutus, Md., today and Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. This announcement is a courtesy of Schaeffer Funeral Home. From 10 June 2002.

Arvella Stonestreet
Arvella C. Stonestreet, 79, of Maysville, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens in Petersburg. From 18 Oct 2002.

Gilbert Strawder
Gilbert Strawder, 89, a resident of Rowes Court, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected due to cardiac arrest.
He was born Thursday, Sept. 18, 1913, a son of the late Ora C. and Roberta Arbogast Strawder.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Gilbert Strawder. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com From 25 Oct 2002.

Gilbert Strawder
Gilbert Strawder, 89, a resident of the Rowes Court, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected and due to cardiac arrest.
He was born Thursday, Sept. 18, 1913, at Pendleton County, a son of the late Ora C. Strawder and Roberta Arbogast Strawder.
On Feb. 7, 1944, he was married to the former Kathleen Cochran, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Robert Strawder and wife, Bonnie, Elkins, Marshall Strawder and wife, Tina, Parsons, and Allan Strawder, Carson City, Nev.; three daughters, Grace White and husband, Roy, Elkins, Sue Shifflett and husband, Wes, Junior, and JoAnn Walker and husband, Chuck, Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by five brothers, Cecil, Delbert, Delmer, Elmer and Ora Strawder.
He attended the schools of Glady, had worked for the Western Maryland Railroad at Glady, the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Commodity Warehouse, had worked as janitor for the Elkins-Randolph County Emergency Squad and was a bus driver for Randolph County Schools, retiring in 1960. He was a member of the Gospel Light Tabernacle.
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. A.H. Belt will officiate and interment will follow at Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Gilbert Strawder. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com From 26 Oct 2002.

Bernice R. Streets
Bernice Rettah Streets, 96, of the Good Samaritan Center in Belington since 1990, died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, in the center. She had been in declining health for the past several years.
Mrs. Streets was born Jan. 21, 1906, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late James D. "Met" and Lillie Mae McCauley Poling.
On Oct. 1, 1922, in the former EUB Church in Belington, she married H.D. Streets, who preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1962.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William (Jean) Carr, Wellsville, Ohio, Mrs. Harold (Mildred) Talbott, Belington, Mrs. Don (Betty) Nugent, Cottontown, Tenn., and Mrs. Louis (Thelma) Nims, Maple Grove, Minn.; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Waddell; three brothers, Denzil H. Poling, Ronald J. "Jack" Poling and Edward G. Pete" Poling; a sister, Beatrice Farley; an infant brother, Forest; two stepdaughters, Genevieve Knight and Goldie Ellis; two stepsons, Harry and Delbert Streets; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Streets attended the schools of Barbour County. She was a member of Barbour Church of Christ and the Talbott Farm Women’s Club. She was a homemaker.
Friends were received at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington Sunday and today until noon at which time she was moved to Talbott United Methodist Church, where friends were received from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. Arden Beck officiating. Interment followed in Talbott Cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements: No information available at this time. From 4 Feb. 2002.

Clarence J. Stump
Clarence Junior Stump, 79, of HC 59, Box 585, Petersburg, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens in Petersburg. From 25 Sep 2002.

Mervin A. Stump
Mervin Alston Stump, 81, of Dorcas, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at the Grant Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 5, 1921, in Landes, a son of the late Vinceon A. Stump and Phoebe Jane (Kile) Stump.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Joyce F. Judy; one granddaughter, Ginger L. Alt; one great-grandson, Zac Alston Paul Alt; four brothers, an infant brother, Raymond Stump, Robert Stump and Marlin Stump; and one sister, Glenna Stump.
Mr. Stump was a farmer and worked for Potomac Edison and Halterman’s Hardward. He was a mechanic for the Atlantic Oil Co. and worked for Golden Lanes in Petersburg for several years. He was a member of Gordon Chapel United Methodist Church and Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 78 for more than 50 years. He attended the Brake Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 54 years, Georgia Mae Thorne Stump. They were united in marriage on Dec. 24, 1948; four daughters, Phyllis Alt of Dorcas, Janie Corley of Elkins, Denise Ours of Charlottesville, Va., and Nancy Rotruck of Petersburg; three sisters, Marie Kimble of Franklin, Neva Kesner and Dallie Stump, both of Petersburg; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at Brake Church of the Brethren Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Craig Howard and the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Brake Cemetery at Dorcas. Military graveside services will be by Combined Veteran Organizations of Grant County and the JROTC. Memorial contributions may be made to Joyce F. Judy Scholarship Fund or the Ginger L. Alt Scholarship Fund, 24 N. Main St., Petersburg, W.Va. 26847 or Stump Family Cemetery or Brake Cemetery. From 19 Dec 2002.

Rhoda M. Stump
Rhoda Mae (Judy) Stump, 77, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in South Branch Memorial Gardens in Petersburg. From 16 Dec 2002.

Freda F. Sturdivant
Freda Frances Fitzwater Sturdivant, 70, a lifelong resident of Norton, departed this life at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2002, at her home. She had been in declining health for the past year.
She was born Friday, Feb. 5, 1932, at Norton, a daughter of the late Mason M. "Jock" Fitzwater and Ethel Naoma Weese.
Surviving are one son, Bradley N. Sturdivant and wife, Donna M., Madison, Va.; two daughters, Janet L. Strawder, Westlake, Ohio, and Constance L. "Connie" Meredith and husband, Charles H., Glen Allen, Va.; three brothers, the Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater, Beverly, Gary N. Fitzwater, Elkins, and Kenneth Fitzwater, Indianapolis, Ind.; one sister, Geneva A. Stevenson, Norton; one granddaughter, Cayla M. Sturdivant; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Fitzwater; and one sister, Jean Yoder.
She attended the Norton Grade School and Coalton High School. She was a seamstress working for Reidbord Brothers, and formerly attended the Norton Community Church.
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater will officiate and interment will follow at Elkins Memorial Gardens at Elkins. From 6 May 2002.

Paul T. Suder
Paul Taylor Suder, 65, of 210 Bicentennial, Jefferson City, Tenn., died at 3:06 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City, Tenn.
Mr. Suder was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Ellamore, a son of the late Archie D. and Lena Mae Yoakum Suder.
He married Freda Mae Perine Suder, who preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1979.
Surviving are one son, Timothy Suder, Jefferson City, Tenn.; one brother, Roy Suder, Barberton, Ohio; three sisters, Bertha Tenney, Akron, Ohio, Gertrude Nancy Quick, Buckhannon, and Etta Suder, Weston; four grandsons, Joel Suder, Andrew Suder and Lance Suder, all of Vienna, and Corbin Suder, Jefferson, City, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Elexa Suder, Vienna, and Caslyn Suder, Jefferson City, Tenn.; two grandsons, Clent Dunn and Colten Dunn, both of Jefferson City, Tenn.; and one stepgranddaughter, Crystin Dunn, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Mr. Suder was a minister for the United Methodist Conference and attended the Buckhannon Mission Church.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Owen Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery. From 5 Dec 2002.

Olive Suesli
Olive Gillespie Suesli, 86, of Gassaway, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Martha A. Long Gillespie.
She was a retired schoolteacher with 33 years of service in Braxton, Upshur and Hardy counties.
She was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and was a member and past matron of the Gassaway Chapter 32 Order of the Eastern Star, and was a member of the Engel Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Suesli, in 1992.
Surviving are two sons, Alan Wayne Suesli, Gassaway, and James Joseph Suesli, Hamilton; one brother, Paul Gillespie, Canton, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Richard M. Roach Funeral Home in Gassaway where an Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. George Hamrick will officiate and burial will be in the Rock Cave Community Cemetery. From 2 Dec 2002.

Gorman Summerfield
Gorman Cecil Summerfield, 80, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, April 3, 2002, at her home. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to a stroke.
Friends will be received at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday at 1 p.m. Pastor Floyd Carr and Pastor James Ellis will officiate and interment will follow at Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. From 4 Apr 2002.

Gorman Summerfield
Gorman Cecil Summerfield, 80, a resident of Parsons and a former resident of Pifer Mountain, St. George, departed this life Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at his home. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to a stroke.
He was born May 24, 1921, at Leadmine, a son of the late Benjamin Franklin Summerfield and Jamima Likens Summerfield.
On May 13, 1946, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Sylvia A. Godwin, who survives. They had celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert Cecil Summerfield and wife, Clara, and James Richard Summerfield and wife, Sandy, all of Parsons; two daughters, Wanda Jean Summerfield, Parsons, and Linda Jane Crosten, Elkins; one sister, Edna Bohon, a resident of Cortland Acres at Thomas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth Lee Summerfield and William F. "Bill" Summerfield; one brother, Raymond Summerfield; two sisters, Hulda Whitehair and Golda Summerfield; and one half sister, Gertrude Biller.
He attended the one-room school at Leadmine. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the American Theater and Asiatic-Pacific Theater, receiving the victory medal. He was a farmer and woodsman. He was a buffer for the Sterling-Faucet Co. at Morgantown. He had worked for the former Dorman Mills as a mechanic and retired in 1983 as a mechanic for the Tucker County Board of Education at the school bus garage with 15 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter.
He attended the Pentecostal Church at Rosendorf.
Friends will be received at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday at 1 p.m. Pastor Floyd Carr and Pastor James Ellis will officiate and interment will follow at Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George, where the presentation of the American flag will be presented by the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. From 5 Apr 2002.

Gorman Summerfield
Funeral services will be at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home parlor at 1 p.m. today. Pastor Floyd Carr and Pastor James Ellis will officiate and interment will follow at the Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George where presentation of the American flag will be made by the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. From 6 Apr 2002.

Nellie Summerfield
Nellie Summerfield, a former resident of the Fork Mountain community and more recently a resident of the Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, departed this life early this morning, Dec. 11, 2002.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home for Nellie Summerfield. From 11 Dec 2002.

Nellie Summerfield
Nellie Mae "Granny" Summerfield, 90, a former resident of the Fork Mountain Community, Parsons, and more recently a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas, departed this life early Wednesday morning, Dec. 11, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 30, 1912, at Elk Lick, a daughter of the late William E. Young and Clara Belle Rhoades.
On March 20, 1935, at Dry Fork, she was married to Gilbert Summerfield, who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1987.
Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Summerfield, Fork Mountain; one brother, Eddie Kimble and wife, Ada, of Greenwood, Del.; one sister, Betty Hayes of Noblesville, Ind.; two grandsons, John Thompson and wife, Debra, of Fork Mountain, James Thompson and wife, Rebecca, of Winder, Ga.; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are one infant son, six brothers, John, Roy, Ernest, Charlie, Herb and Wilbert; two sisters, Lizzie Young and Rose Turner; and one great-grandson, Eric.
She attended the school at Hambleton. She was an employee of the former Hinebaugh’s Restaurant and the former Shirley’s Restaurant, both of Parsons. She was a noted cook and had a great love for gardening and piece quilting.
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday at 2 p.m. Pastor James Ellis will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Nellie Mae "Granny" Summerfield. From 12 Dec 2002.

Roma Summerfield
Roma D. Summerfield, 54, a resident of 120 Sunset Drive, Elkins, passed away Wednesday morning, July 10, 2002, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 9, 1947, at Harrisville, a daughter of Juanita E. Cunningham, who survives at Harrisville, and the late Kenneth O. Cunningham.
She was twice married. First, to Bradley Sanders, a son of B. Sherwood and Lois Sanders of Elkins. He preceded her in death in 1995. On March 8, 1997, she was married to Roger K. Summerfield, who survives in Elkins.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tara R. Thorpe and Kristen B. Sanders, both of Elkins; one stepson, Doug Summerfield of Beverly; one stepdaughter, Amy Roberts of Morgantown; two brothers, Kenneth Cunningham and Larry Cunningham, both of Harrisville; and two sisters, Florence Poe of Raleigh, N.C., and Estella McDonald of Harrisville.
She was employed as a loan officer for Citizens National Bank at the time of her death. She attended St. Brendan Catholic Church in Elkins.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Father William Anderson presiding. Interment will follow in St. Brendan Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seneca Trail Lodge No. 104 Fraternal Order of Police Children’s Christmas Fund, PO Box 506, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. From 11 July 2002.

Bessie L. Sutherland
Bessie Leona Sutherland, 83, a former resident of Huttonsville, and a resident of Nella’s Inc. since 1994, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at 4:10 p.m. at Nella’s.
She was born April 9, 1909, in Valley Head, a daughter of the late Amos and Lucy Simmons.
She was twice married. Her first husband, Clinton Welch, preceded her in death in 1962. On March 12, 1976, she was united in marriage to Chalmers Sutherland, who also preceded her in death on May 4, 1999.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Clifford Welch and wife, the Rev. Lauren, of Baltimore, Md.; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Sutherland was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one daughter, Icie Welch; one son, Richard Welch; several sisters and brothers, and two grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church.
Friends were received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Sunday. Funeral services were conducted from the Runner chapel today at 11 a.m. The Rev. Lauren Welch and the Rev. Verl Simmons, pastor of the Mill Creek United Methodist Charge, officiated. Interment followed in Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Bessie Leona Sutherland.   From 23 Dec 2002. 

Isabella M. Super
Isabella M.L. Weller Super, 83, a former resident of West Winfield, N.Y., and for the past two years a resident of Easy Street, Elkins, departed this life early Wednesday morning, Oct. 23, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past two years and death was attributed to Alzheimer’s Disease.
She was born July 2, 1919, at New Brunswick, N.J., a daughter of the late DeForest Weller and Isabella Gordon Weller.
On April 4, 1941, at Oneonta, N.Y., she was married to Francis Stanley "Frank" Super, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Joe Super and wife, Debbie, Elkins; three daughters, Kathy Harding, Somerset, Colo., Barbara Super and Isabelle Super Hertline, both of Tucson, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Julie Weller.
Mrs. Super attended the schools of Schenevus, N.Y., attended one year of nursing school, had later worked at Bassett Hospital at Cooperstown, N.Y., had worked as a secretary for Gerald Smith Insurance Agency at West Winfield, N.Y., from which she retired. She was a member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church at West Winfield, N.Y., and enjoyed her family, reading, making crafts, golfing, traveling and enjoyed spending time with her many friends.
Cremation services were provided by Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Isabella M.L. Weller Super. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com From 24 Oct 2002.

Lee H. Sutton
Lee Hyer Sutton, 92, of Richwood, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, in Richwood Area Community Hospital in Richwood, after a short illness.
He was an elder of Richwood Christian Church. He was affiliated with various local civic organizations. He was the founding president of Richwood AARP Chapter, past Nicholas County magistrate and past executive secretary of Richwood Chamber of Commerce and past mayor of Richwood.
He was president of Five To Ten Year Long Range Planning Council for Richwood and co-chairman of South Fork of Cherry River Dam Project. He was a retired self-employed electrical contractor and chief electrician for Cherry River Boom and Lumber Co. in Richwood with 27 years of service. He was a Head Start volunteer in Richwood and volunteer of RSVP.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Dean and husband, John, Decatur, Ala., and Patricia Swecker and husband, Woody, Dailey; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Sutton; and a daughter, Dorothea Morris.
Friends may call today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Simons-Coleman Funeral Home in Richwood. Funeral services will be at Richwood Christian Church in Richwood Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Eugene Losch officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park in Richwood. Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home in Richwood. From 11 Nov 2002.

Kathleen P. Murphy / Sondra Sutton-Jones
A joint memorial service will be held for Kathleen "Kay" Phares Murphy and daughter, Sondra "Soni" Sutton-Jones at the First Baptist Church, Randolph Avenue, Elkins, on June 23 at 2 p.m. with Dr. Marvin Parli officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain State Memorial Gardens. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Baptist Church. From 15 June 2002.

Elizabeth E. Swank
Elizabeth Ellen Swank, 51, a resident of Greensburg, Pa., and 308 Davis St., Elkins, departed this life Friday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in her usual health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. From 16 Sep 2002.

Elizabeth E. Swank
Elizabeth Ellen Stine Swank, 51, a resident of 1352 Conway St., Greensburg, Pa., and 308 Davis St., Elkins, departed this life on Friday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2002, at the Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. She had been in her usual health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest.
She was born Feb. 18, 1951, at Altoona, Pa., a daughter of the late Guyer Taft Stine and Elizabeth Ellen Diggins Stine.
Surviving are her fiance, J. Michael "Mike" Sakole, Elkins; one daughter, Tammy Lynn Swank Ayers and husband, James William Ayers, Fayetteville, N.C.; one son, Howard Vincent Swank Jr. and wife, Sharon Egenlauf Swank, McKeesport, Pa.; four brothers, John Stine and Harry Stine, Harrisburg, Pa.; Richard Stine, Altoona, Pa., and Ronnie Stine, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; two sisters, Kay Waite, Boykins, Va., and Colleen Stine, Julian, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Randy Stine; and one sister, Linda Joy Stine.
She was a graduate of Altoona High School with the class of 1968. She was owner and operator of a catering business and catered for different events and functions. She was a member of the Congregational Emanuel Israel Synagogue, was a wonderful cook and enjoyed needlepoint, quilting, crocheting, arts, crafts and horticulture.
Cremation services were provided by Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. From 18 and 24 Sep 2002.

Elizabeth E. Swank
Cremation services were provided by Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Father Charles McCallister officiating. From 19 Sep 2002.

Audrey O. Swecker
Audrey Opal McGraw Swecker, 90, a patient in Broaddus Long Term Care Facility in Philippi, went to be with the Lord Saturday evening, April 6, 2002.
She was born Feb. 22, 1912, at Crest Mont, Clay County, the youngest daughter of the late Lawrence and Ella Jane Hall McGraw.
She was twice married. First, she married Ray Ogden, who preceded her in death. In 1932, she married Oscar Jonas Swecker, who preceded her in death on June 29, 1986.
She is survived by one son, Edwell Swecker and wife, Roxie, of Cleveland; one daughter, Mrs. Arizona Swecker Pingley and husband, Roxie, of Valley Bend; two grandsons, Roger Pingley and wife, Ann, of Valley Bend, and Jeff Swecker and wife, Karen, of Cleveland; one granddaughter, Debra McNemar and husband, Ron, of Buckhannon; seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Loleta Ogden; one grandson, one brother and six sisters.
Mrs. Swecker attended the schools of Randolph County. She was a homemaker and had worked at two local funeral homes for several years. She also specialized in patient care at both the Davis Memorial Hospital and the Memorial General Hospital prior to her retirement.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Glen Rader officiating. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. From 8 Apr 2002 and 9 Apr 2002.

Delmer D. Swecker
Delmer D. Swecker, 99, died Monday, May 27, 2002, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
He was formerly of Lawrence Park and resided with his wife, Helen Mae Rogers Swecker, at 814 Colonial Circle, Daytona Beach, Fla.
He was born in Huttonsville, on Aug. 6, 1902, a son of the late Joseph and Caroline Gear Swecker.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one sister, Iona VanGilder of Clarksburg; one stepdaughter, Nancy Bowser of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one grandson, David Rogers of Erie, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a wife, Melva Koons; two daughters, Eileen and Marian Swecker; two sisters, Annie Rosencrance and Lucy McGee; and five brothers, Joseph, Woodrow, Auten, Brad and and Orion Swecker.
He moved to Lawrence Park in 1923 and was the oldest living member of the Lawrence Park United Methodist Church. He retired from the Erie General Electric after about 40 years service as a welder and was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club and the GE Fishing Club. He was an Air Raid Warden during World War II. He built the lockers where the boats were stored at the GE Fishing Club. He was a member of the Tyrian-Commonwealth Lodge 362 F. and A.M. and was a longtime member of the Lawrence Park Fire Department. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and bowler.
Friends may call at the G.R. Bailey Funeral Home, 4396 Iroquois Ave., today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Randy Roda of the Lawrence Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today. From 31 May 2002.

Neddie E. Swecker
Neddie Earl Swecker, 88, a former resident of Monterville and Beverly, and a patient in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Tuesday evening, May 7, 2002, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 1, 1913, at Monterville, a son of the late George Bryan and Vanessa Heavener Swecker.
On June 30, 1937, at Marlinton, he was married to Doris Virginia Shaffer Swecker, who preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 1995.
He is survived by one son, Robert Earl Swecker and wife, Isabell Nethken Swecker, of Beverly; one sister, Willa Swecker Delay of Oxnard, Calif.; three grandchildren, Sabrina Faith, Christina Hope and Matthew David Swecker; and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death were one brother, Lawrence C. Swecker; and one daughter-in-law, Goldie Dodrill Swecker.
Mr. Swecker was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Company B 798th Military Police Battalion and received the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the American Theater Ribbon. He was a self-employed farmer, a former member of the USDA and the Farming for Better Living and various other organizations. He attended the Elkins Church of the Nazarene.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry Burgess and Pastor Jerry Bush officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. State Memorial Gardens near Gilman, where full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, West Virginia Affiliate, PO Box 11062, Charleston, W.Va. 25339. From 9 May 2002.

Neva M. Swecker
Neva M. Swecker, 88, a resident of Route 1, Beverly, and a patient in Nella’s Nursing Home for the past 18 months, passed away at 6:27 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.
She was born Jan. 15, 1914, at Mill Creek, the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Pudder Louk.
She was married to Woodrow Swecker Sr., who preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Woody Swecker and wife, Patty, Dailey, and John Swecker and wife, Pam, East Dailey; one daughter, Lorna Semmler, Elkins; two brothers, Kenneth Louk, Virginia Beach, Va., and Blair Louk, Valley Bend; six sisters, Roxie Lodge, Las Vegas, Nev., Alice Howell and Laura Nelson, both of Elkins, Ina Gear, Beverly, Vada Johnson, Mill Creek, and Shirley Riegel, Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Also preceding her in death were one brother, Junior Louk; and one grandchild.
Ms. Swecker worked as a cook for Homestead School for many years prior to her retirement.
She attended the Valley Bend Church of Christ.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. Pastor Kent Price will officiate and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. From 19 and 20 July 2002.

Emmett V. Swick
Emmett Virgil Swick, 91, of Petersburg, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the Hampshire Health Care Center in Romney, where he had resided the past month.
He was born Jan. 19, 1911, in Petersburg. He was the son of the late Asa Washington Swick and Roxie Susie Boor Swick.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret T. Swick Swick on Oct. 17, 1999. He was also preceded in death by one son, Curtis E. Swick; one grandson, Mark E. Whetzel; and four brothers, infant Preston Swick, Eldridge Swick, Evers Swick and Alvie Swick. He was the last member of his immediate family.
Emmett worked for Ebert’s 5 & 10 Store in Petersburg for 36 years and Monarch Mills Discount for several years.
Surviving are one son, Thomas V. Swick of Arthur; two daughters, Arlena "Winkie" Sites and husband, Donald, of Maysville, and Wanda L. Whetzel and husband, Toby, of Arthur; seven grandchildren, Steven M. Sites of Harrisonburg, Va., Beth Hall of Petersburg, Debbie Waide of Johnson, Kan., Sandy Brown of Amarillo, Texas, Linda Leek of Ulysses, Kan., Billy Swick of Las Vegas, N.M., and Richard Swick of Garden City, Kan.; 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. From 9 Mar 2002.

Florna A. Swisher
Florna Agnes Swisher, 96, a resident of Central Avenue, Parsons, departed this life early Sunday morning, Sept. 29, 2002, at her home. She had been in declining health.
She was born Sept. 12, 1906, at Mt. Zion, near St. George, a daughter of the late Orestes H. Strawderman and Harriet Laverna Sturms Strawderman.
She was twice married. First to Edgar Herbert Tahaney, who preceded her in death in July 1938. Then on April 30, 1960, at Fairmont, she married Robert H. Swisher, who preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1979.
Surviving are one daughter, Margaret Tahaney Gray and husband, Odford "Buck," Parsons; three stepsons, Bob Swisher and Dick Swisher, both of Arizona, and Dave Swisher, Texas; four stepdaughters, Peggy Moore, Katie Rohrbaugh, both of North Carolina, Nina Duke, Texas, and Betsy Swisher, Hamlin; one sister, Lulu Wilfong, Parsons; three grandsons, Patrick Gray and wife, Lynda, Gregory Gray and wife, Carolyn, all of Parsons, and Timothy Gray, Shinnston; two great-granddaughters, Sabrina Marks and Kelly Gray; and two great-great-grandsons, Gavin Luke Marks and Sterlin Gregory Skidmore, all of Parsons.
She was preceded in death by one stepson, Don Swisher; one stepdaughter, Harriet Rosier; four brothers, Edwin, Opha, Morris and Denver Strawderman; and two sisters, Flossie Martin and Bessie Phillips.
She attended the school at Mt. Zion. She was a camp cook for M.M & D.D. Brown Brothers Lumber Co, at Clover Run. She was a cook for the former Mill Run School at Dry Fork. She worked for the former Parsons Nursery and worked at the former Dorman Mills for 20 years, retiring in 1960. She was a longtime active member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church, Parsons, of which she was a member of the Women’s Society. She was a member of the church choir and worked in the kitchen of the church for many years.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Morrison and the Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery. From 30 Sep 2002.

Florna A. Swisher
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Morrison and the Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery. From 10 Oct. 2002.

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