2003 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:P

Opal M. Painter
Opal M. Painter, 84, a resident of Ellamore, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at the Charleston Area Medical Center.
She was born June 30, 1919, in Mabie, the daughter of the late Garrett Wiseman and Berdie Coontz Wiseman.
Surviving are three sons, William L. Michael of Buckhannon, Charles H. Michael of Weston and Larry R. Michael of Buckhannon; three daughters, Mildred A. Miller of Buckhannon, Betty J. Claypool of Buckhannon and Linda L. Brown of Buckhannon; one sister, Leah Taylor of Mabie; one brother, Dewitt Wiseman of Warren, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers; three sisters; two great-granddaughters, Autumn Faith Conrad and Jessica Nicole Wimer; her first husband, William L. Michael; and her second husband, Arlie Painter.
She was a homemaker, a member of Gertrude Chapel, and enjoyed her monthly senior citizens’ dinners at Ellamore.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Mark Davis and the Rev. Terry Gower will officiate and interment will follow in the Talbott Cemetery at Talbott.  From 2 Sep 2003.

Ray M. Palmer
Ray Marvin Palmer, 65, of Route 1, Box 214 BBB, Buckhannon, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at 5:30 a.m. at his home under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice of Buckhannon.
He was born July 20, 1937, in Lost Creek, Harrison County, a son of the late William and Lucy Reed Palmer.
On Nov. 1, 1992, he married Debrann P. Kerchner Palmer, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, James Lee Palmer, Grafton, Steven Ray Palmer and Thomas Allen Palmer, both of Weston, and Daniel Ray Palmer, Buckhannon; two daughters, Vonda Kay Palmer-Greiner, Weston, and Christina Lea Palmer-Brown, Clarksburg; five grandsons, Steven Palmer Jr., Weston, James Palmer Jr., Clarksburg, William Greiner and Joshua Palmer, both of Weston, and Cody Brown, Clarksburg; three granddaughter, Chasity Palmer, Weston, Jessica Beaton, Buckhannon, and Cierra Brown, Clarksburg; and one great-grandson, Bryson Beaton, Buckhannon.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Milton Hamrick; and one sister, Rosetta Hamrick.
He was a state mine inspector. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1959 with the Airman 2nd Class. He was an EMTA for Harrison and Upshur counties for 25 years. He was a diesel mechanic supervisor for Preston Motors and Island Creek Coal. He was a licensed lay speaker for the United Methodist of Upshur County and a member of Monroe Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club.
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 Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mary Ellen Finnegan officiating. Interment will follow in Rockford Cemetery at Lost Creek. The Buckhannon VFW Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion will conduct military honors at the graveside.   From 11 Mar 2003.

Joseph F. Papandrea
Joseph Frank Papandrea, 79, a resident of Philippi, passed away Friday, June 6, 2003, in Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care.
He was born March 3, 1924, in Toronto, Ohio, a son of the late Frank and Sarah Bonetine Papandrea.
He was united in marriage to the former Opal Glendening, who survives.
Surviving are one daughter, Denise Papandrea, Weirton; two stepdaughters, Susie Cross, Philippi, and Judy Williams of Virginia; one son, Terry Papandrea of Alma; three stepsons, David Spencer of Elliott City, Md., John Workman and Clevin Workman, both of Philippi; and three sisters, Elizabeth McVann, Toronto, Ohio, Judy Papandrea, Toronto, Ohio, and Mae Defallo, Steubenville, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by one son, Greg Papandrea; four sisters, Katherine Terasky, Dorothy Hayes and two infants; one brother, Vincent Papandrea; and one stepdaughter, Robin Croston.
He was retired from Weirton Steel Mill. He served with the U.S. Army. He was a Catholic by faith.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation or service. His body will be cremated. Cremains will be returned to Toronto, Ohio, to be interred in the family cemetery.  Wright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 10 and 11 Jun 2003.

Karl Luke Park Sr.
Karl Luke Park Sr., 97, of Petersburg, exchanged his earthly body for a heavenly one on Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. C. William Cox will officiate and interment will be in the Asbury Cemetery.  From 15 May 2003.

Allen D. Parrack
Allen D. Parrack, 46, a resident of Ward Road, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital where he was admitted earlier in the morning. Death was sudden and unexpected, and was attributed to heart failure.
Born June 3, 1956, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Edwin Neil Parrack and Zola Roth Parrack Mehus, who survives in Fayetteville, N.C.
Besides his mother, he is survived by the love of his life, Cathy L. Currence of Elkins.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clyde and Wanda Howell of Elkins; two daughters, Misty D. Currence and Brandy L. Currence and fiance, Tim Kerr, all of Elkins; one son, Eric S. Currence of Elkins; one sister, Suzy Parrack of Washington state; one half sister, Loretta Lambert of Elkins; and four brothers, Ricky L. Parrack of Fayetteville, N.C., Edwin N. Parrack Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., Kevin J. Parrack of Cleveland, Ohio, and Bradley N. Parrack of Elkins.
Also surviving are two granddaughters, Breeanna N. Currence and Alexus M. Sharp; one grandson, Ian A. Kerr; and several aunts and uncles. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding him in death besides his father were two sons, Ricky Allen Parrack and Allen Dexter Parrack Jr.; one sister, Patricia Parrack; and one brother, Karl Parrack.
Allen was a feeder for a lumbermill in Maryland. He was a self-employed mechanic and worked on many cars for several people in and around the Elkins area.
He was a Methodist by faith.
Allen loved the outdoors, digging ramps, camping, fishing, swimming and he was a wonderful and loving father.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., the funeral hour. Pastor David Collins of Hart Chapel Church will officiate. At the request of the deceased, after the funeral services the remains will be cremated. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Allen D. Parrack.  From 21 and 23 Apr 2003.

Avenell J. Parsons
Avenell J. Parsons, 77, of Eglon, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland, Md.
Friends will be received at the Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren in Eglon. The Rev. Rogers Fike will officiate and interment will follow in Eglon Cemetery.  From 3 Sep 2003.

Delmar Parsons
Delmar Delford Parsons, 87, of Maysville, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Friends were received Sunday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg where funeral services were at 1 p.m. today. The Rev. Stanley Kile officiated and interment was in Maysville Cemetery.   From 12 May 2003.

Julia P. Parson
Julia Margaret Parmesano Parson, 100, of 21 Woodlee Road, Staunton, Va., died at 1:05 a.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2003, at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Parson.
She was born July 7, 1902, in Elkins, West Virginia, the daughter of Vincent and Barbara Crovo Parmesano.
Prior to retiring, Mrs. Parson was a teacher at Wytheville High School.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
A funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel by Father John A. Abe. A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery in Stony Creek by Father Dennis McAuliffe. Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 126 N. Augusta St., Staunton, Va. 24401.   From 3 Jun 2003.

Charles E. Patrick
Charles E. “Chuck” Patrick, 65, of Elkins, formerly of Kenova, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, after a long battle with COPD.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Reger Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Larry Nelson and the Rev. Dallas Peyton. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, at a later date.
He was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Kenova, a son of Martha Napier Patrick of Ohio and the late Clifford Patrick.
He was a brick mason by trade and worked as a property maintenance director for AEC in Euclic, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sons, James “Butch” Patrick and Chuck Patrick; his mother-in-law, Toka Hatfield and her husband, Bill Hatfield; his father-in-law, Harold Evans; and his brother-in-law, Roger Evans.
Survivors include his wife, Deloris Sue Evans Patrick; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clifford and Karen Patrick of Ceredo, and Tracy and Nancy Patrick of Elkins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tamara and Mark Lewis of Elkins, Arletta and Larry Powell of Germany; eight grandchildren, Joshua, James, Jessica and Jacqui Patrick, all of North Carolina, Adam and Matthew Patrick of Ceredo, Samuel Bron of Germany, and Brandon Lewis of Elkins; a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Arlene Patrick of Huntington; a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Jim Hutchinson of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home in Huntington.  From 6 Jun 2003.

Audrey T. Patterson
Audrey Taylor Patterson, 86, a former resident of the Elkins Manor, Elkins, and more recently a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life Monday morning, March 10, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1917, at Huttonsville, the daughter of the late Daniel Robert Taylor and Ellen Heron Taylor.
She was married to Joseph A. Patterson, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Stanley Sheldon Skripsky, Phoenix, Ariz.; three daughters, Beverly H. Armentrout, Elkins, Ellen E. Chalk, Junction City, Kan., and Mary W. Kiley, Springfield, Va.; one sister, Eunice Moore, Ocala, Fla.; five granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Patterson was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School, was a retired secretary who worked for the U.S. government at the Aberdeen, Md., Proving Grounds, was a member of the Harford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary at Havre-de-Grace, Md., was a member of the Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Presbyterian Women Circle 4 and the Lacey Bible Class.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jeff Falter and the Rev. Dr. Daniel Bryan will officiate and interment will follow at the Elkins Memorial Gardens, formerly the IOOF Cemetery, at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Audrey Taylor Patterson. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 11 Mar 2003.

Audrey T. Patterson
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jeff Falter and the Rev. Dr. Daniel Bryan will officiate and interment will follow at the Elkins Memorial Gardens, formerly the IOOF Cemetery, at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Audrey Taylor Patterson. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Mar 2003.

Alexis A. Payne
Alexis Ann Payne, 53, of Route 1, Volga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, in the emergency room at Broaddus Hospital.
She was born Jan. 15, 1950, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Scotty Zelinsky and Lillian Anna Hampton Zelinsky.
She was united in marriage Feb. 24, 1968, to Tim Payne, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Traci Susan and husband, Lynn Barcus, of Volga; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason Chad and wife, Saryna Lynn Payne, of Volga; one sister, Peggy Nestor of Moundsville; and four grandchildren, Joseph Daniel Barcus, Timothy Scott Barcus, Sabina Rochelle Payne and Kilea Alexa Payne.
She was preceded in death by one infant son; and two brothers, Richard Shroyer and Michael Zelinksy.
She was a homemaker and member of the Queen Chapel United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 5 p.m. Tuesday until 2 p.m. Wednesday, the service hour. The Rev. Carol Duffield will officiate and interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home Service.  From 8 Dec 2003.

Mason C. Payne
Mason C. Payne, 75, a resident of Century No. 2, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2003, at his residence.
He was born April 16, 1927, in Barbour County, a son of the late Earl and Marie (Curkendall) Payne.
He was united in marriage on March 11, 1950, to the former Ruth Ann Symonds, who preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 1997.
Surviving are three daughters and one son-in-law, Zana and husband, Naaman Welch, Volga, Lisha Rugh Weaver, Medina, Ohio, and Judy Williams, Buckhannon; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ernie and wife, Vivian Payne, Century No. 2, Mason and wife, Sandra Payne, Hodgesville, and David Payne, Century No. 2; two sisters, Iris Ramsey, Ashtabula, Ohio, and Shirley Grippe, Ashtabula, Ohio; four brothers, Hershel Payne, Carrollton Road, Philippi, Teddy Payne, Century No. 2, Bill Payne, Century No. 2, and Fred Joe Payne, Buckhannon; and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Cox.
Mr. Payne retired as a miner operator from Badger Coal No. 14 mine. He was a member of the United Mine Workers, District 31, Local No. 1938. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW.
He was a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the service hour. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carol Duffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with the American Legion Post 44 conducting military rites. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 22 Feb 2003.

Virginia N. Payne
Virginia N. Payne, 88, of Cortland, Ohio, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, in Briarfield of Cortland, Ohio.
She was born March 15, 1915, in Arlington, Va., a daughter of the late Charles and Agnes Virginia Travis Deuterman.
On Aug. 3, 1932, she married Frederick J. Payne, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Frederick Payne Jr. and wife, Connie, Greensburg, Pa., and Glen Payne and wife, Dianna, Clarksburg; three daughters, Joyce and husband, Paul Ratcliff, Cortland, Ohio, Frances and husband, Regene Mullennax Sr., Baltimore, Md., and Susan and husband, Allan Beegle, Winston-Salem, N.C.; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Payne, Bellevue, Neb.; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Curtis L. Payne; three brothers, Robert Deuterman, Herman Deuterman and Milton Deuterman; and two sisters, Ruth Clayton and Pearl Hillary.
She was a homemaker and attended Calvary Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Green officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Camp Church Cemetery in French Creek.  From 15 Apr 2003.

Patricia Ann Peggs
Patricia Ann Peggs, 64, of Buckhannon, departed this life at 7:58 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ellyson Mortuary in Glenville where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday.  From 31 Dec 2003.

Geraldine Penninger
Geraldine R. Penninger, 95, of 155 Pocahontas St., Buckhannon, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at 2:20 a.m. at her home.
She was born Oct. 9, 1907, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Jesse C. and Maude L. Oldaker Hinkle.
She married Scott Penninger, who preceded her in death.
Surviving is one brother, Richard R. Hinkle, McClean, Va.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Denver Samuel Hinkle, Howard G. Hinkle and Walter C. Hinkle.
She was a beautician and a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon.  From 4 Apr 2003.

Burdette Pennington
Burdette Lee “Ben” Pennington, 44, a resident of Blackman Flats community, Parsons, departed this life Wednesday evening, Jan. 29, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to respiratory disease.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home.  From 30 Jan 2003.

Berdette Pennington
Berdette Lee “Ben” Pennington, 44, a resident of the Blackman Flats Community, Parsons, departed this life Wednesday evening, Jan. 29, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, while awaiting an organ donation. Death was attributed to a fibrosis disease of the lung.
He was born Oct. 15, 1958, at Parsons, a son of the late Douglas Grant Pennington and Hilda Charletta DeMoss Pennington.
Surviving are three sons, Benny Dale Pennington, Parsons, Daniel Allen Pennington and wife, Marlena, Elkins, and Shane Earl Pennington, Anville, Pa.; two brothers, Dale Earl “Cub” Pennington and wife, Norma, and Gerald Wayne “TC” Pennington, both of Blackman Flats; one special sister, Dian Pennington, Blackman Flats; three half brothers, Martin Starlipter, Lansing, Mich., Michael S. Bates and wife, Dina, Montrose, and Doug Grant Pennington and wife, Christine, Cassidy; three half sisters, Tina Phillips, Montrose, Crystal Lee Pennington and Deanna Dawn Pennington, both of Montrose; four grandchildren, Tallagada “Charlie” Pennington, Dacie Blake Pennington, Katheryn Elizabeth Snyder and Lakeisha Jade Prichard, all of Elkins; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He graduated from Parsons High School with the class of 1977. He was a mechanic, a logger, a heavy equipment operator, a trucker and a farmer. He was known for his gentleness, compassion and his avid outdoor and hunting skills. He never met a stranger. He was a member of Riverview Chapel Church at Porterwood.
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home Sunday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Monday at 1 p.m. Pastor Dick Gadd will officiate and cremation will follow. Interment will take place at the Pennington Memorial Cemetery on the family farm. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Berdette Lee “Ben” Pennington.  From 31 Jan 2003.

Berdette Pennington
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home Sunday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Monday at 1 p.m. Pastor Dick Gadd will officiate and cremation will follow. Interment will take place at the Pennington Memorial Cemetery on the family farm. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Berdette Lee “Ben” Pennington.  From 1 Feb 2003.

Jack Pennington Sr.
Jack Roosevelt Pennington Sr., 66, of Kearneysville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at his residence.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at the Hinkle Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  From 9 Dec 2003.

Junior Pennington
Junior Pennington, 84, a resident of Hendricks, departed this life early this morning, Feb. 24, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home in Parsons. From 24 Feb 2003.

Junior A. Pennington
Junior Allen Pennington, 84, a resident of Hendricks, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was born May 26, 1918, in Parsons, a son of the late Helen Pennington and the grandson of the late Robert and Hannah Pennington.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Lola Kathleen Lawrence Pennington; one son, Sheldon K. Pennington and wife, Kathy, Winchester, Va.; three daughters, Sharon L. Brown, Conover, N.C., Delores J. Keenan and husband, the Rev. George D. Keenan, Port Royal, S.C., and Kathy C. Hanna and husband, James T., Fort Ashby; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by five brothers, Harry, Doyle, Howard, Hoy and Ted; four sisters, Bobby, Maude Alice, Lee and Virginia; and one grandson, John William Brown.
He attended the schools of Tucker County. He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II in the European Theater. He retired with 35 years of service from the Western Maryland Railroad. He was an avid outdoorsman and had a great love for gardening. He attended the Hambleton Pentecostal Church of God and the Keyser Assembly of God Church.
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. George D. Keenan will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will present the American flag. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Junior Allen Pennington.  From 25 Feb 2003.

Maxine Perry
Maxine Perry, 82, of HC 36, Box 64, Tallmansville, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the home of her daughter, Terry.
She was born on March 16, 1921, at Queens, the daughter of the late Granvil Austin and Melvina Osburn Smith.
On Dec. 15, 1945, she married Sanduskey O. Perry, who preceded her in death on June 13, 1997.
Surviving are three daughters, Ina Murray and Linda Poling, both of Baltimore, Md., and Terry Blevins, Ft. Howard, Md.; one son, Larry Perry, Queens; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Chambers Monroe Perry and Sandy Perry; eight brothers, Cony Vinon Smith, Leo Smith, Oval Dutch Smith, Edwin Earl Smith, Junior Smith, James Oren Smith, Boyd Brent Smith and Denzil Wayne Smith; and two sisters, Vecie May Smith and Lona Delcie Clark.
She was a homemaker. She was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II. She loved gardening and her church activities. She also loved animals.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at Queens United Methodist Church Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Conrad Tenney and Dixie McCormick officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Camp Church Cemetery at French Creek.   From 3 Jun 2003.

Helen Phares
Helen Winnifred Wyatt Phares, 90, a resident of 1035 N. Randolph Ave., Elkins, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.
She was born May 24, 1913, at Faulkner, a daughter of the late Jacob Lawrence and Mary Martha Coberly Wyatt.
On Oct. 16, 1929, in Elkins, she was married to Marshall Samuel Phares, who preceded her in death on March 19, 1996.
Surviving are one son, Richard William Phares, Baltimore, Md.; one daughter, Wanda Jean Basil and husband, Carl Jr., Laurel Mountain Road; four grandchildren, Elaine Griesel and husband, Edward, Montrose, Gordon L. Basil and wife, Connie, Montrose, Michael R. Phares and wife, Sandy, Bowden, and Vicki L. Burge, Elkins; four great-grandchildren, Michael A. Phares and wife, Sara, Elkins, Vada J. Mallow and husband, Jerry, Elkins, Stephanie N. Burge, Elkins, and Justin Edward Basil, Fredricksburg, Va.; and two great-great-grandchildren, Samantha Michele Phares and Austin Michael Phares of Elkins.
Also preceding her in death was a daughter-in-law, Hilda Mae Phares; a grandson, Gary Lynn Basil; three sisters, Margie Currence, Flora Mae Vaugham and Florence Wyatt; and a brother, Robert Wyatt.
Mrs. Phares was a homemaker and worked for several restaurants in the Elkins area. She was a former member of the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Helen Winnifred Wyatt Phares.  From 22 Nov 2003.

Helen Phares
Helen Winnifred Wyatt Phares, 90, a resident of 1035 N. Randolph Ave., Elkins, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.
Friends may call from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Walter Blough will officiate and interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Helen Winnifred Wyatt Phares.  From 24 Nov 2003.

Jean Phares
Jean Stanford Phares of Phoenix, Ariz., died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003.
Jean was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Elkins, the daughter of the late William and Martha Stanford.
On May 9, 1961, she was married to Marc Phares, who preceded her in death on June 14, 1974.
Surviving is one daughter, Megan Phares of California; and one sister, Kay Adams, and daughter of Utah.
Jean graduated from Elkins High School in 1960. She attended West Virginia University and Drury University in Missouri.
Most of her adult life was spent in Scottsdale and Phoenix.  From 17 Sep 2003.

Jo Ann Phares
Jo Ann Phares, 71, of 88 Ward Ave. in Elkins, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 27, 1931, the daughter of the late Joseph and Birchey Currence Gum.
She was married to James L. Phares, who preceded her in death June 17, 1993.
She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-laws, James B. Phares and wife Sara Gibson Phares of Fairmont; and Ed Phares and wife, Bobbi Georgeson Phares of Elkins; one daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Paige Shaw and husband, Donnie of Philippi; and six grandchildren, Beth Austin Phares of Washington, D.C.; Chasity Shaw Riley of Macon, Ga.; Jay, Tyler, Sean and Megan Phares, all of Elkins; and Merritt Welch of Warren, Ohio.
She is also survived by two brothers-in-law, C.W. “Bill” Phares of Elkins and Merritt Welch of Warren, Ohio; and five sisters-in-law, Lucille Gum of Beckley; Edith and Mary Gum of Elkins; Thelma Phares Welch of Warren, Ohio; and Leona Phares Long of Lavale, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition, she leaves behind two “special, almost like her own” children, Kimberly Renee Wyatt Paugh and James Wesley Wyatt, both of Elkins.
Mrs. Phares was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by five brothers, James, Robert “Shorty,” Woodrow, Olen “Pete” and John Gum and two sisters, Creol Gum Davy and Lula Gum Haddix. She was also preceded in death on Aug. 28, 2003, by her mother-in-law, Lillian Ruth Phares.
Mrs. Phares was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church and had been a lifelong homemaker.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Elkins, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va., 26241, in memory of Mrs. Phares.
The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Jo Ann Phares.  From 30 Aug 2003.

Lillian Ruth Phares
Lillian Ruth Phares, 97, a former resident of Mill Creek and more recently a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home at Crystal Springs, departed this life late Thursday evening, Aug. 28, 2003, at the nursing home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Lillian Ruth Phares.www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 29 Aug 2003.

Lillian R. Phares
Lillian Ruth Phares, 97, a former resident of Conrad Street in Mill Creek and more recently a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home at Crystal Springs since June 28, 2000, departed this life late Thursday evening, Aug. 28, 2003, at the nursing home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Lillian Ruth Phares.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 30 Aug 2003.

Lillian Phares
Lillian Ruth Armstrong Phares, 97, a former resident of Conrad Street in Mill Creek and more recently a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home in Crystal Springs since June 28, 2000, departed this life late Thursday evening, Aug. 28, 2003, at the nursing home. She had been in declining health.
She was born Friday, Dec. 8, 1905, in Valley Bend, the daughter of the late Lester Booth Armstrong and Annie McGee Armstrong.
On April 21, 1922, in Oakland, Md., she was married to Kale B. Phares, who preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1931, from injuries sustained in a coal-mining accident.
Surviving are one son, C.W. “Bill” Phares of Elkins; two daughters, Leona M. Phares Long of LaVale, Md., and Thelma J. Phares Welch and husband, Merritt, of Warren, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Esther Armstrong of Manchester, Conn., and Jo Ann Armstrong of St. Albans; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by one son, James L. Phares, on June 17, 1993; three brothers, Oren, Roy and Ralph Armstrong; three sisters, Eleanor Currence, Marie Tetrick and Jessie Shipman; one son-in-law, Bruce Long; and one sister-in-law, Kathleen Armstrong. One daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Phares, departed this life on Aug. 29, 2003.
Lillian attended the Shavers Run School, was a homemaker, lived in Mill Creek since 1937, and was a member of the Randolph County Senior Center and the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church.
The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m Sunday. On Monday, Mrs. Phares was moved to the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church where friends called from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Robert J. Klein officiated and interment followed at the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church, PO Box 307, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of arrangements for Lillian Ruth Armstrong Phares.  From 2 Sep 2003.

Theodore M. Phares
Theodore M. Phares, 85, a resident of the 319 Main St., Elkins, and more recently a resident of Nella’s Inc. of Crystal Springs, departed this life Monday morning, July 21, 2003, at the nursing home. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Theodore M. Phares. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com   From 22 Jul 2003.

Theodore M. Phares
Theodore Marion Phares, 85, a resident of 319 Main St., Elkins, and more recently a resident of Nella’s Inc. of Crystal Springs, departed this life Monday morning, July 21, 2003, at the nursing home. He had been in declining health for the past three and one half years.
He was born Sunday, June 23, 1918, at Glady, a son of the late Stanley Phares and Emma Ogden Phares.
On Oct. 2, 1940, at Red House, Md., he was married to the former Effie Dell White, who preceded him in death Aug. 18, 1992.
Surviving are two daughters, Emma Lou Pilat, Martinsville, Ind., and Linda K. Phares, Clarksburg; one sister, Delores Seldon, Severna Park, Md.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death besides his wife, is one sister, Betty Bennett.
He attended the schools of Randolph County. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy. He was employed by the Western Maryland Railroad and the Chessie System Railroad for more than 40 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the H.W. Daniel’s Post 29 American Legion, was a former member of the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was affiliated with the Church of the Brethren.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eli D. Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman where the H. W. Daniel’s Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center, Fifth Street and Railroad Avenue, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Theodore Marion Phares. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Jul 2003.

Betty L. Phillips
Betty Lou Phillips, 74, of 102 Central Towers, Elkins, passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for the past several months.
Born July 21, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Ora Mae Jones.
She was united in marriage to Fred L. Phillips, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Sherry Newlon and husband, Paul, of Montrose, Debbie Helmick and husband, Lester, of Elkins and Karen Koch and husband, Stephen, of Kerens; and one son, Edward Lee Phillips of Elkins.
Also surviving are one brother, Elmer F. Jones of Elkins; one sister, Natalie Channell and husband, Don, of Virginia; and six grandchildren, Kenny A. Helmick, Kevin M. Helmick, Bobby L. Koch, Stephanie N. Koch, Stacie L. Koch and Robin N. Newlon.
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were one son, Johnny Lee Phillips; one brother, Harley S. Jones and one sister, Naomi M. McDonald.
Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, loved playing cards and different types of games, and was a United Brethren by faith.
Betty will be sadly missed by her family, friends and those whose lives she touched.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 6 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Daniel Bryan of the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Israel Cemetery in Kerens. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Betty Lou Phillips.  From 1 Dec 2003.

Cathern J. Phillips
Cathern Jones Phillips, 90, a resident of Meadowsville community, Route 1, Montrose, died at midnight today, July 15, at her residence following an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements with Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington are currently incomplete.  From 15 Jul 2003. 

Cathern J. Phillips
Cathern Jones Phillips, 90, a resident of Meadowville community, Route 1, Montrose, died early Tuesday morning, July 15, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 17, 1913, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Benjamin Paren and Hattie Curtis Jones.
On Dec. 2, 1933, she was married to Carl Franklin Phillips, who survives at Meadowville community.
Also survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William (Louella) Cross, Philippi, and Mrs. Richard (Linda Lou) Jones, Belington; five grandchildren, Jeff Cross and wife, Janette, Philippi, Greg Cross and wife, Kristi, Meadowville, Melissa Miller and husband, Shawn, Meadowville, Justin Jones and wife, Angela, Barstow, Calif., and Karen Daugherty and husband, Mike, Belington; four great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Altha Elizabeth “Dollie” Sturms; and two brothers, Bernard Jones and Willard Jones.
Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker. Prior to her marriage, she had worked as a housekeeper for the Lazarus family in Belington. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren and was a former member of the Women’s Advisory Board of the Southern States Cooperative.
Friends may call at the Schoonover — Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Poling and the Rev. Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in the Central Chapel Cemetery. The Schoonover — Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 16 Jul 2003.

Darrell J. Phillips
Darrell Joe Phillips, 65, of Route 2, Box 203C, French Creek, died at 8:11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003, at his home in French Creek.
He was born Feb. 16, 1938, in Buckhannon, the son of Bulah Imogene Phillips Lemons, who survives in French Creek, and the late Joe C. Phillips.
On Aug. 17, 1957, he married Evelyn S. Phillips, who survives.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Cletus Lemons, French Creek; one son, Randy Joe Phillips, Rock Cave; two daughters, Arlene Rose Phillips, Rock Cave, and Melissa McGee, Smithfield; three grandsons, John Bosley, Cincinnati, Ohio, Joey Phillips and Josh Phillips, both of Rock Cave; one granddaughter, Alyssa McGee, Smithfield; two great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and two stepbrothers, Jim Lemons, Timberville, Va., and Richard Lemons, Buckhannon.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tanisha Robinson.
He was a dozer operator.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wease Day officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Fork Church Cemetery at French Creek.  From 7 Jun 2003. 

Edward J. Phillips Jr.
Edward Jerald “Jerry” Phillips Jr., 43, a resident of Mill Street, Parsons, departed this life Sunday morning, Aug. 17, 2003, at his home. He had undergone a kidney transplant in April of this year and death was attributed to complications due to diabetes.
He was born July 13, 1960, in Parsons, the son of Edward Jerald Phillips Sr. and Sharon Vivian Poling Phillips, who survive at Parsons.
Also surviving are one brother, Master Sgt. James R. Phillips and wife, Thelma, of Robbins Air Force Base, Kathleen, Ga.; one sister, Cheryl V. Wratchford and husband, Rob, of Coco, Fla.; five nephews, Austin and Corbin Wratchford and Evan, Joshua and Jason Phillips; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding him in death are his grandparents, Clay and Margaret Phillips and Roy and Rella Poling.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1978. He served in the U.S. Air Force from August 1978 to August 1982. He was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service.
He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Parsons, where he served on the Ministerial Board of the church and the County Parish Council.
He enjoyed movies and reading, and was very knowledgeable about history and the Civil War.
The family will receive friends at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, Mr. Phillips will be moved to the First United Methodist Church where friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m , the funeral hour. The Rev. David Fuller will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Barb and Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Edward Jerald “Jerry” Phillips Jr.  From 18 Aug 2003.

Edward J. Phillips Jr.
The family will receive friends at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. On Wednesday morning, Mr. Phillips will be moved to the First United Methodist Church where friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m , the funeral hour. The Rev. David Fuller will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Barb and Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Edward Jerald “Jerry” Phillips Jr.  From 19 Aug 2003.

Freda Phillips
Freda Phillips, 92, of Parsons, departed this life early this morning at Swisher’s Personal Care home on Diamond Street in Elkins. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 10 Dec 2003.

Freda Phillips
Freda Opal Nestor Cline Phillips, 92, a resident of Parsons and a resident of the Swisher Private Care Home of Elkins, departed this life early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2003, at the care home.
She was born Friday, Sept. 8, 1911, at St. George, the daughter of the late Clarence Nestor and Lura Shaffer Nestor.
She was twice married. On April 29, 1931, she was married to Robert Cline, who preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1977. Then she married Clay Phillips, who preceded her in death on April 23, 1990.
Surviving are one daughter, Annette Middleton of Akron, Ohio; one grandson, Robert Heltzel and friend, Sue Criss, of Akron, Ohio; one great-granddaughter, Nichole Lynn Heltzel of Sarasota, Fla.; two brothers, Brown Nestor and wife, Phyllis, of Baltimore, Md., and Roscoe Nestor and wife, Virginia, of Parsons; two sisters, Colleen Sirkins and Anna Jones and husband, Ellsworth, all of Baltimore, Md.; one stepson, Edward “Punk” Phillips and wife, Sharon, of Parsons; and one stepdaughter, Betty Fox, of Parsons.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Denver Nestor, Ralph Nestor and Carl E. Nestor; and five sisters, Bertha Nestor, Mary Hershman, Goldie Tichnell Jenkins, Lessie Nestor and Nellie Lewis.
She attended the one-room school near Bull Run, St. George. She was a homemaker and sold Avon for more than 50 years.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Parsons.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. David Fuller will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of arrangements for Freda Opal Nestor Cline Phillips. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 11 Dec 2003.

Freda Phillips
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. David Fuller will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of arrangements for Freda Opal Nestor Cline Phillips.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 12 Dec 2003.

Genevieve M. Phillips
Genevieve Marie Phillips, 67, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born June 21, 1935, a daughter of the late Darius and Eva (Harold) Townsend.
Her loving husband of 47 years, John K. Phillips, whom she married on Oct. 1, 1955, survives in Wellington Heights, Philippi.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet Zirkle and husband, Terry, Lumberport, and Karen Lamb and husband, Mark, Philippi; one son and daughter-in-law, Ron Phillips and wife, Lilah, Philippi; eight grandchildren, Joseph, Sarah and Kristen Zirkle, Garrett, Mallory and Jessica Phillips, and Codi and Jordan Lamb; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda Casto and husband, Charles, Rockville, Md., and Margie Poole and husband, Scottie, Buckhannon; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald Townsend and wife, Joann, Stow, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Cookie “Patricia” Townsend, Philippi; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Townsend and Dallas Townsend.
Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was very involved with the youth. She regularly attended Bible study groups and was an active participant in the United Methodist Women.
Always thinking of the needs of others, Mrs. Phillips generously gave her time to various service organizations. Through her work with the Sunshine Foundation, many terminally ill children received wishes. For several years she organized a benefit walk for the cystic Fibrosis Foundation and participated in the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. She was also very active in the local Right to Life Chapter. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and PEO. She volunteered countless hours at the Covered Bridge Museum.
Mrs. Phillips served locally as a Girl Scout leader, and was a state officer for the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council. She shared her love of crafts with many girls over the years. Because of her love of flowers and gardening, Mrs. Phillips organized and assisted with many local beautification projects. She and Mr. Phillips donated their time at Adaland and various other locations in Philippi. She was a member of the All Seasons Garden Club.
Mrs. Phillips worked as a secretary for the Humanities Division of Alderson-Broaddus College for many years. She retired in the early 1980s.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 2 p.m. today. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 44 will conduct memorial services at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl Radcliff and the Rev. Linda Payton officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.  From 13 Mar 2003.

Harold Phillips
Harold Grant Phillips, 83, a former resident of Tucker County and a resident of Pasadena, Md., departed this life Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003 at Pasadena. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to heart failure.
He was born Saturday, Aug. 7, 1920, at Pifer Mountain, St. George, a son of the late Oakey Phillips and Grace Stevens. On March 23, 1943, he was married to the former Alberta Jamison, who survives at Pasadena, Md.
Also surviving are one daughter, Margaret Palmer of Pasadena, Md.; one sister, Dorothy Willett of Oregon; five grandchildren, John Harrington, Joan Vardy and Linda Harrington, all of Pasadena, Md., Jolyn Beck of Pennsylvania, andPhilip Merlino of Pasadena, Md.; and six great-grandchildren.
He attended the schools of Tucker County. He served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He owned and operated the Phillips 66 Station at Pasadena, Md., for many years. He was a tractor-trailer repairman and mechanic, retiring in 1985.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr and Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow at the Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Harold Grant Phillips. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Dec 2003.

Harold G. Phillips
The family will receive friends at the Lohr and Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow at the Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Harold Grant Phillips. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Dec 2003.

Robert Phillips
Robert Goff Phillips, 80, a resident of 408 10th St., Elkins, departed this life, Tuesday evening, Dec. 23, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to pneumonia.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Robert Goff Phillips. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Dec 2003. 

James W. Phillips
James William Phillips, 66, a resident of Center Street in Belington, departed this life at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2003, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in failing health for quite some time and death was attributed to kidney failure.
He was born Oct. 15, 1936, at Mabie, the son of the late Russell and Reta Broschart Phillips.
On May 9, 1959, he was united in marriage to the former Maureen "Rennie" Day, who survives as his beloved wife at their home in Belington.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sisters, Mary Lou Raines and husband, Robert, of Glenmore, Dorothy Eubank and husband, Gene, of Greencastle, Ind., Loretta Arnold and husband, Virgil, of Fillmore, Ind., and Wilda "Sis" Rosier, and husband, Denver, of Elkins; four brothers, Donald Phillips and wife, Ruth, Russell "Nick" Phillips and wife, Mary, Joseph "Joe" Phillips and Charles Phillips, all of Jimtown; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Francis Phillips.
Mr. Phillips attended the schools of Randolph County and was a member of Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church in Jimtown. He had been retired for many years due to a logging accident and during his retirement became greatly known for his craftsmanship in woodworking.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and on Tuesday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, when services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor. The Rev. Leon Hevener and the Rev. Jim Burdette will officiate. Interment will follow in the Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of contributions to the Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church in Jimtown in care of Mary Raines, 109 Hickory Drive, Elkins, W.Va., 26241. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for James William Phillips.  From 17 Mar 2003. 

Joy M. Phillips
Joy Marie Alt Kimble Phillips, 69, of Graham, N.C., and formerly of Pendleton County, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at her residence.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.  From 14 Feb 2003.

Kenton Phillips
Kenton “Ken” Phillips, 75, a resident of the Talbott Road in Belington, departed this life at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at his home after being in declining health for quite sometime.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington.  From 5 Nov 2003.

Kenton M. Phillips
Kenton M. “Ken” Phillips, 75, a resident of Route 1, Belington, departed this life at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at his home after being in declining health for quite some time.
He was born July 21, 1928, in Parsons, the son of the late Zalma and Bertie Boyles Phillips.
On March 17, 1956, he was united in marriage to the former Barbara Singleton, who survives at their home in Belington.
Also surviving are two sons, Kevin Phillips of Belington and Roger Phillips and his companion, Susan Redman, of Belington; and one granddaughter, Tana B. Phillips, also of Belington.
Mr. Phillips was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.
Mr. Phillips attended the schools of Tucker County and graduated from Parsons High School in the class of 1946. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He worked most of his life in the construction and carpentry trades and retired from the Stone and Thomas clothing store in Elkins.
He was a member of the Belington Masonic Lodge No. 125 AF&AM and was a Methodist by faith.
Friends may call the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday until 1 p.m., the funeral hour when services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor with the Rev. Arden Beck officiating. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery in Belington where the presentation of the American Flag will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 44 of Philippi. The Belington Masonic Lodge will conduct ritualistic graveside services. The family asks that in lieu of flowers for memorial contributions to be made to Mountain Hospice, Crim Avenue, Belington, W.Va. 26250 The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Kenton M. “Ken” Phillips.  From 6 Nov 2003.

Luther L. Phillips Jr.
Luther Lee “Crenny Lee” Phillips Jr., 49, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2003, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to a massive heart attack.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home for Luther Lee Phillips Jr.  From 1 Feb 2003.

Luther L. Phillips
Luther Lee “Crenny” Phillips, 49, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2003, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to seizure disorder.
He was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Parsons, a son of Wavie Martha Mick Phillips, who survives at Parsons, and the late Luther Phillips.
Also surviving are one brother, Charles Kenneth Phillips and wife, Eva, of Parsons; five sisters, Alice J. Lucas of Belpre, Ohio, June Ann Swecker and husband, Brian, Elkins, Linda J. Kittle and husband, Richard, of Belington, Shirley P. Tyson and husband, Baker, Steven City, Va., Carolyn Sue Roy and husband, Michael, of Auburn, Ind.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Allen Jack Phillips and Michael Ray Phillips.
He attended the schools of Tucker County. He was a construction worker and a former security guard for the East Liverpool Power Plant in Ohio. He had a great love for music, a wonderful sense of humor and had a compassion for the elderly.
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Luther Lee “Crenny” Phillips.  From 3 Feb 2003.

Luther L. Phillips
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home today from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Luther Lee “Crenny” Phillips.  From 4 Feb 2003.

Marvin K. Phillips
Marvin “Tim” Kenneth Phillips, 78, a resident of Parsons, and a resident of the Cortland Acres Nursing Home since June, departed this life Saturday morning, April 5, 2003, at the nursing home. He had been in declining health.
He was born Sept. 14, 1924, at Parsons, a son of the late Olyn B. Phillips and Cora Mae Biller Phillips.
On Aug. 20, 1949, he was married to the former Marie Hile, who preceded him in death on May 15, 2002.
Surviving are one son, Terry Lynn Hile and wife, Judith, St. George; three daughters, Ronda Sherman, Parsons, Marsha Bishoff and husband, Roger, St. George, and Dawnelle Shehan and husband, Tom, Dale City, Va.; one sister, Lois Rhodes, Parsons; seven grandchildren, Mark Sherman, Jeremy and Heather Hile, Alicia Bishoff, Tabetha Sturch, Christopher Moats and Austin Shehan; four stepgrandchildren, Tom and Lindsay Shehan, Christopher and Michael Bishoff; and two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Sherman and Conner Sturch; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Olin, Charles and Harry Phillips; five sisters, Virginia, Leake, Margaret, Grace and Wanda; and one grandson, Justin Allen Bishoff.
He attended the schools of Tucker County. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He had worked for the former Dorman Woolen Mill at Parsons, and was a retired construction worker. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Parsons, and a member of the Tucker County Senior Center of which he was a member of the Goldenaires.
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. David Fuller and the Rev. Jesse Keenan will officiate and interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery at Holly Meadows. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Marvin “Tim” Kenneth Phillips.  From 7 Apr 2003.

Marvin K. Phillips
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. David Fuller and the Rev. Jesse Keenan will officiate and interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery at Holly Meadows. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Marvin “Tim” Kenneth Phillips.  From 8 Apr 2003.

Maxine V. Phillips
Maxine V. Phillips, 80, of the Tallmansville Road in Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at the Holbrook Nursing Home.
She was born June 18, 1923, at Rock Cave, the daughter of the late Dana and Ella Hyre Douglas.
She was married to Bernard A. Phillips, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are three grandchildren, Valrene Johnson, Jake Phillips and Tina Phillips, all of Shippingport, Pa.; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Nile Douglas of Cecil, Pa., and Jack Douglas of Middleton, Del.
Preceding her in death besides her husband were two sons, Bernard Phillips Jr. and Dana Walter Phillips; and one sister, Jennis Hinkle.
Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker and attended the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 36 Ladies Auxiliary of French Creek.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m., also at the funeral chapel, with interment following in Rock Cave.
The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Maxine V. Phillips.  From 20 Nov 2003.

Norris D. Phillips
Norris Duane “Phil” Phillips, 69, of Buckhannon, passed away a 2:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a six-month battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 20, 1934, at Ten Mile, the son of the late Mary Ethel Crites Phillips and Herman Truman Phillips.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Berkeley Michael Phillips and Herman Kenneth Phillips; and one sister, Juanita Yvonne Phillips Slaughter.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joyce Lee Wolff Phillips, whom he married on Aug. 12, 1957.
Also surviving are two daughters, Penny Lynn Phillips Butcher and husband, Markle Wayne, and Vicky Lynn Phillips Lough and husband, Philip Hunter, all of Buckhannon; one son, Michael Duane Phillips and wife, Jennifer Doris Huffman, also of Buckhannon.
He was “Pappy” to two precious granddaughters whom he loved dearly, Meghan Lynn Lough and Madison Leigh Lough.
He was looking forward to Michael and Jennifer’s baby girl due in January 2004.
He is also survived by two brothers, Ronald Ray Phillips of Buckhannon and Gary O’Neal “Nick” Phillips of Katy Texas; and two sisters, Wanda Lorraine Phillips Humphreys of Sewickley, Pa., and Mary Marlene Phillips Elder of St. Marys. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. Phillips held a first-class license in broadcast engineering and began his radio career in 1963 at WBUC-AM in Buckhannon.
In the mid-1980s, he became co-owner of WBUC-AM and WBTQ-FM. Along with his wife and family, he operated WBUC-AM and WBUC-FM for 11 years. He did all the engineering on WBUC-FM, which gave Buckhannon a 50,000-watt FM station, signing on the air on Jan. 16, 1990.
He retired from radio in 1996 for a most rewarding job as nanny to his two granddaughters, Meghan and Madison.
Over the years, Mr. Phillips was involved as a Boy Scout leader, the Civil Air Patrol, the Upshur County Emergency Squad and in amateur radio, and was a member of the West Buckhannon United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Big Bend Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Buckhannon United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 20 Oct 2003.

Opal Phillips
Opal Phillips, 81, a resident of 506 Wilson St., Elkins, passed away Monday afternoon, March 10, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Opal Phillips.  From 11 Mar 2003.

Opal E. Phillips
Opal E. Phillips, beloved mother and grandmother, 81, a resident of 506 Wilson St., Elkins, completed her life’s journey Monday afternoon, March 10, 2003, and went to be with the Lord.
She was born Oct. 6, 1921, at Parsons, a daughter of the late Robert Luther and Simmilla Canfield Myers.
On June 28, 1940, at Monterey, Va., she was married to Corder Phillips Jr., who preceded her in death on June 1, 1997.
Surviving are two daughters and three sons, Judith Louise Helmick and Melodee Kay White, both of Elkins, Michael John Phillips, Elkins, Rodney Max Phillips, Morgantown, and Bradley Dean Phillips of Beverly. Also surviving are two sisters, Doris E. Barrett, Elkins, and Mildred J. Ross, Plant City, Fla.; and one brother, Max E. Myers, Charleston, S.C.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren still survive, Thomas L. Helmick, Lorri A. Indiero, Matthew S. Helmick, Michael John Phillips II, John W. White III, Christopher D. Phillips, Bradley A. Phillips, Wesley B. Phillips, Drew S. Phillips, Megan K. White, Andrew E. Phillips, Anthony C. Indiero, Ashley D. Chenoweth, Morgan N. Indiero and Corder R. Helmick.
She was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers, Edna Toey, Edith Myers, Marion Morrison, Jean Ann Myers, Leo Myers, Paul Myers and Robert Myers.
She attended Randolph County schools and graduated from Elkins High School with the class of 1940. She was a homemaker, who loved sewing, crocheting and cooking for her family. She was a long-time member of the First Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
Friends will be received at Tomblyn Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. On Thursday, she will be moved to the First Church of Christ on Gorman Avenue, Elkins, where visitation will be held between the hours of 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., the funeral hour. Evangelists Gary L. Kendall Sr. and Keith Tennant will officiate and interment will follow in Mt. State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Opal E. Phillips.  From 12 Mar 2003.

Paul F. Phillips
Paul Franklin Phillips, 60, a resident of Baltimore, Md., passed away Monday, June 30, 2003, in Baltimore. Death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Beverly, a son of the of the late Paul Harper Phillips and Emma Howard Phillips Sullivan.
Surviving are his wife, Jane; and three stepchildren, Shirley, Laura, Brian and their families; three brothers, Robert “Steve” Phillips of Beverly, Gerald “Sonny” Phillips of Stewartstown, Pa., and Daniel “Danny” Sullivan of Stewartstown, Pa.; and one sister, Linda Hughs of White Marsh, Md.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Lemmon Funeral Home on Padonia Road in Timonium, Md. Visitation will be held today and Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Lady of Grace Church Saturday at 11 a.m. This announcement is a courtesy of F.E. Runner Funeral Home.  From 3 Jul 2003.

Robert G. Phillips
Robert Goff "Bob" Phillips, 80, a resident of 408 10th St., Elkins, departed this life, Tuesday evening, Dec. 23, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to pneumonia.
He was born Monday, Oct. 1, 1923, at Elkins, the son of the late Howard Gordon Phillips and Beulah Goff Phillips, natives of Tucker County.
Mr. Phillips had been twice married, first to Miriam Steele, and later to Madeline Linn, who survives.
He is also survived by two children. His daughter, Cynthia Kolsun, is superintendent of Tucker County Schools and is married to Bruce Kolsun, principal at Midland School at Elkins. His son, Rod, of Lake Stevens, Wash., and his wife, Becky, are teachers at Monroe Middle School in Monroe District in Washington state.
Mr. Phillips is also survived by four grandchildren: Stacey Harper and her husband, Jason, of Morgantown; Phillips Kolsun, a student at West Virginia Wesleyan College; Marsha Phillips of Linwood, Wash., a flight attendant with United Airlines; and Preston Phillips of Lake Stevens who is a college student at Eaton College. Bob is also survived by one great-grandson, Jackson Ronald Harper of Morgantown.
His sister, Barbara Phillips Grindle, and her husband, Paul Grindle, are owners of Dodd’s Greenhouse at Elkins. Bob is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, DeNeal Phillips, Hayward Phillips and Harold Phillips; and by his sister, Janet Faye Kelley.
Mr. Phillips graduated from Elkins High School in 1941. During high school he was co-captain of the Tiger football team under Coach Frank Wimer, and he "broke" the school’s discus record. He also participated in other track events and basketball.
He attended Potomac State College and played football while in attendance. He also attended Montana State University while in the military. He graduated from Davis and Elkins College following the war in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in German. He was a member of the Senators football team. Later he returned to D & E and served as assistant football coach.
A businessman in the Elkins community for over 50 years, Mr. Phillips was owner and president of Phillips Sporting Goods, the Elkins Furniture Center and Phillips Mobile Homes and RV Sales. He was the developer of Phillips Cheat River Camp.
A man of great generosity, he donated much time and resources to those in need.
During World War II, Mr. Phillips served as a second lieutenant in the European Theater. He was also active in the National Guard following the war.
An avid Christian, he was a member of the Crystal Springs Community Church. Mr. Phillips was also a member of the H. W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Century Club at Davis and Elkins College.
Mr. Phillips was active in West Virginia politics. He was his party’s candidate for House of Delegates and state Senate. He served as chair of the Randolph County Republican Executive Committee for a number of years, and he served on the West Virginia State Executive Committee.
He was active in keeping the two-party system of government alive in West Virginia and was named as an "Outstanding West Virginian" by Gov. Arch A. Moore. He also received the "Outstanding Republican Award presented by the Randolph County Executive Committee.
His most notable political award was the Priscilla Humphrey Leadership Award, which has been presented to only five recipients statewide. This award was given by the West Virginia State Young Republicans to a leader in West Virginia who made a difference in the West Virginia political system.
Mr. Phillips was proud of his heritage and he was a direct descendant of Salathiel Goff, one of the first settlers who in 1774 came to Tucker County, served in the Revolutionary War and was later the first president of the Randolph County Court.
Bob served as president of the Tucker County Historical Society, and he was state president of the West Virginia Sons of the Revolution.
He was an admiral in the Cherry River Navy and was named to "Who’s Who in the South" and "International Who’s Who."
Bob was admired for his kindness and will be missed greatly by his loved ones.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Sunday at 1 p.m. Pastor David M. Collins will officiate and interment will follow at the Goff Cemetery at Hambleton. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Goff "Bob" Phillips.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 26 Dec 2003. 

Robert G. Phillips
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Sunday at 1 p.m. Pastor David M. Collins will officiate and interment will follow at the Goff Cemetery at Hambleton, where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Goff “Bob” Phillips. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Dec 2003.

S. Murl Phillips
Sylvanus Murl Phillips, 75, of Route 38, St. George, departed this life Monday morning, Sept. 22, 2003, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to a massive heart attack.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home for Sylvanus Murl Phillips.   From 23 Sep 2003.

S. Murl Phillips
Sylvanus Murl Phillips, 75, a resident of St. George, departed this life early Monday morning, Sept. 22, 2003, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to a massive heart attack.
He was born Sept. 25, 1927, at Pifer Mountain, the son of the late Alva G. Phillips and Collen Sturms Cassidy.
On March 25, 1950, he was married to the former Betty Lee Nestor. They celebrated 53 years of marriage.
Surviving are two daughters, Annetta Vest and husband, Donald, of St. George, and Beverly Hebb and husband, Larry, of Philippi; two grandsons, Donald M. Vest and Christine, St. George, and Dustin G. Hebb of Philippi; two granddaughters, Lenette D. Vest of St. George and Nicole L. Hebb and fiance, Josh Burner, of Philippi; two great-grandsons, Trevor O. Poling of St. George, and Austin L. Vest of Morgantown; one great-granddaughter, Quintessia A. Vest of St. George; and one stepgrandson, Eli; two brothers, Jim and Bob Phillips of Ohio; two sisters, Gwen Waugh of Ohio and Sue Mullins of Maryland.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edwin “Sonny” Phillips and Alston Phillips; three sisters, Barbara “Barbie” Delauder, Elwanda Lipscomb and Vonda “Bunny” Fazenbaker.
Murl attended the Murphy School of Pifer Mountain, Hobson Run School at Clover, the Mt. Zion School and Parsons School.
He was employed at a paper mill in Baltimore, Md., in the 1950s, was a former employee of the Kingsford Charcoal plant, the former Dorman Mills and the former Parsons Footwear, where he retired.
Murl loved automobiles. He was an avid fan of western movies, “The Price is Right,” “Sanford and Son” and “Wheel of Fortune.” He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
The family will receive friends at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Friday. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery at St. George. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sylvanus Murl Phillips.  From 24 Sep 2003.

Thomas M. Phillips
Thomas Miles “Tommy” Phillips, 40, of Marlinton, and formerly of Petersburg, died Wednesday, June 24, 2003, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Buckeye.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery.  From 26 Jun 2003.

Gatha Pierce
Gatha Lee Haney Pierce, 65, a former resident of Mill Creek and a resident of Westminster, Md., for the past several years, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 18, 2003, at her residence in Westminster, Md. Death was attributed to cancer.
Born June 7, 1938, at Mill Creek, she was the daughter of the late Oral and Lula Fincham Haney.
Gatha is survived by her husband, Richard Pierce; two sons; one daughter; two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren.
Also surviving is a sister, Barbara Conrad of Silver Spring, Md.; four brothers, Oral Haney Jr, Jerry Haney and wife, Sylvia, and Roger Haney and wife, Delores, all of Mill Creek, and the Rev. Richard Haney and wife, Thelma, of Valley Head; one sister-in-law, Lorene Haney of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were three sisters, Maxine Haney, Geraldine Haney and Mary Ann Haney Runner; and three brothers, Thurman, Harold and Carl Haney.
Gatha was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends and the lives that she touched.
At the request of the deceased, the remains were cremated. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Maryland. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorials be made in Gatha’s name to the American Cancer Society. This has been brought to you through the courtesy of the F.E. Runner Funeral Home.  From 27 Aug 2003.

Geraldine L. Pierce
Geraldine Lee Pierce, 73, of Thomas, passed away at her residence on Oct. 18, 2003.
She was born March 4, 1930, in Thomas, the daughter of the late Thomas Holmes and Edith Shahan Coleman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Pierce, in 2001.
She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Ann Rogers and husband, Mark Allen, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio; and two sisters, Edith June Massard of Baltimore, Md., and Carrol E. Komac, Cleveland, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Mrs. Pierce worked as a bookkeeper.
Friends will be received at the Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at the Hinkle Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Jeff Winter officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Care Corp., 100 Walnut St., Parsons, W.Va. 26287. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 20 Oct 2003.

Ethel G. Piggott
Ethel G. Piggott, 92, of 5891 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg, Ohio, and formerly of Kerens, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003, in Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. Death was attributed to congestive heart failure.
She was born Jan. 29, 1911, in Winterburn, the daughter of the late Bertie Ray and Martha Jane Vanscoy Morrison.
On June 29, 1940, she married James E. Pigott, who preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1994.
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Jane Burr, Glenville; four sons, Fred Hansford Jr., Bridgeport, Robert M. Pigott, Southington, Ohio, Randall N. Pigott, Leavittsburg, Ohio, and Thomas R. Pigott, Phalanx Mills, Ohio; one sister, Eleanor Kittle, Southington, Ohio; one brother, Noel E. Morrison, Beverly; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Delightful Evangelical Congregational Church, the church’s Ladies Aid Society and the Missionary Society, and the Blue Star Mothers. She enjoyed feeding and watching birds, flowers and gardening, quilting and sewing and reading her Bible.
Friends may call at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home in Warren, Ohio Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Monday, she will be moved to the Delightful E.C. Church, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. Interment will follow in Meadow Brook Memorial Park, Champion Township, Ohio. Donations may be made to the Delightful E.C. Church Memorial Fund.  From 9 May 2003.

Enoch Pingley
Enoch “Bud” Pingley, 69, a resident of Norton, passed away Tuesday evening, June 24, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Enoch “Bud” Pingley.  From 25 Jun 2003.

Enoch R. Pingley
Enoch R. “Bud” Pingley, 69, a resident of Norton, where he made his home with his sister, Mabel Shiflett and husband, Leon, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.
He was born July 17, 1933, at Norton, a son of the late Enoch J. Pingley and the late Monna Pingley McClananan.
He had never married.
Surviving are one brother, Russell Pingley and wife, Michelle, Millersburg, Ohio; four sisters, Mabel Shiflett and husband, Leon, Norton, Ethel Jenkins, Norton, Edith Abbott and husband, Millard, Canton, Ohio, and Verna Proudfoot and husband, Duane, of Orville, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and aunts.
Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Isabelle and Bertie Pingley and Eva Cross; and a brother, Grady Pingley.
Mr. Pingley attended the schools of Randolph County and had worked for the West Virginia Coal and Coke Co. and the Norton Company Store before becoming disabled. He was a Methodist by faith.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Hevener officiating. Interment will follow in the Elkins Memorial Gardens. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Enoch R. “Bud” Pingley.  From 26 Jun 2003.

Maynard L. Pingley
Maynard L. Pingley, 71, of Brookston, Ind., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003.
He was born Feb. 7, 1932, in Mingo, the son of the late Clyde and Della Doyle Pingley.
He graduated from Mill Creek High School and retired in 1988 from Chevrolet in Cleveland after 32 years.
Mr. Pingley was a devoted father who enjoyed studying genealogy and the computer.
Survivors include two sons, Steven L. Pingley and wife, Sophia, and Maynard R. Pingley; two daughters, Cynthia S. Cunningham and husband, Stan, and Darlene Pucilowski and husband, Michael; four brothers, Randall, Deward, Ronnie and Gary Sharp; two sisters, Wanda Conrad and Della Nader; and 12 grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at North Union Cemetery in Lafayette, Ind. Church and Community Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.  From 22 Aug 2003.

Irene Pitzer
Irene Pitzer, 81, of Route 1, Moatsville, died Friday morning, Oct. 31, 2003, in the Grafton City Hospital Nursing Care Facility following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 14, 1921, at Philippi, the daughter of the late Luther A. and Nora Elma Janes Utterback.
Her husband, Harold Pitzer, preceded her in death on May 3, 1986.
Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn K. Alexander and husband, Chester, Moatsville; two sons, Warren R. Pitzer and wife, Trish, Mentor, Ohio, and Jay Walter Pitzer, Richmond, Va.; one sister, Lou Ann Duke, Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Carl Utterback, Moatsville; six grandchildren, including a grandson raised by Mrs. Pitzer, Richard Peters, Moatsville; and five great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one stepgrandson, Allan Donovan.
Mrs. Pitzer was a homemaker. She had lived much of her working life in Ohio and, as a youth, attended the Mt. Morris United Methodist Church.
Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dot Smith-Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.   From 1 Nov 2003.

Ruby M. Pizzoferrato
Ruby Marie Pizzoferrato, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Norton, the daughter of the late Thaddous and Alice Jordan.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Jordan, and a sister, Opal Knepp, along with three half brothers, Earl, Richard and Donald Jordan.
Ruby is survived by her lifelong companion and husband of 51 years, Tony; one son, Nicholas Ferrato and wife, Mary Lou; and one granddaughter, Angela Rose Ferrato, all of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ruby is also survived by four sisters, Edith Kerns of Elyria, Ohio, Sue Howell of Amherst, Ohio, Louise Yelton of Charleston, S.C., and Kay Phillips of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one half sister, Ruth Ann Evans of Elkins; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Ruby was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed greatly.
The Mass of Christian Burial was offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Columban Catholic Church, 894 Oakland Road, Loveland, Ohio, 45140, where friends were received from 8 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment followed at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Montgomery, Ohio. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the St. Columban Building Fund. www.tuftsschildmeyer.com  From 9 Sep 2003.

Clarence E. Platt
Clarence E. “Chub” Platt, 77, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, in Charleston.
He was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Wellsburg, the son of the late Ruel and Minnie Waldren Platt.
Surviving are his wife, Maxine Johnson Platt of Buckhannon, whom he married on Feb. 16, 1946.
Also surviving are two daughters, Patty Maloney and husband, Pete, of Madison, Ala., and Beverly Campbell and husband, Mike, of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren, Melissa McClure, Jennifer Roberts, Robert Maloney, Michelle Pennington, Cynthia Maloney, Alex Campbell and Evan Campbell; five great-grandchildren; five brothers, John Platt of Wellsburg, Robert Platt of Wellsburg, Michael Platt of Little Washington, Pa., Tom Platt of Follansbee, and Edward Hickman of Carmichael, Pa.; and one sister, Dora Mae Hickman of Follansbee.
He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Platt; two brothers and one sister.
He was a Protestant by faith.
Mr. Pratt was employed by Associated Cemetery Estates for 45 years and was a board member of the West Virginia Cemetery Association. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner of the Ridgecrest Memory Gardens in Dover, Ohio, before moving back to Buckhannon.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Blacksburg, Va. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday. Darrell Toothman will officiate and interment will be in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Weston. The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of arrangements for Clarence E. “Chub” Platt.  From 16 Sep 2003.

Madonna J. Plum
Madonna Jean Plum, 63, of the Denver community, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 20, 1940, in Hambleton, a daughter of the late Esther Jean Paugh.
She was a member of the Christian Fellowship Chapel in Tunnelton, president of Preston Hope House, a loving housewife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Walter N. Plum Sr.; three sons, Walter N. Plum Jr. of Annapolis, Md., Robert Allen “Al” Plum of Arthurdale, and GySgt. Samuel “Sam” Lewis Plum of Cherry Point, N.C.; three daughters, Wilma Jean “Cissy” LaRue of Arthurdale, Tracy Michele Furr of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lesley Renea Skipper of Perryville, Md.; two sisters, Devetta Nestor of Parsons, and Jacqueline Moore of Tunnelton; an aunt, Dorothy Watkins of Kingwood; a stepbrother, Jerry Watkins in North Carolina; a stepsister, Mary Lou Shaffer of Tunnelton; 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and her beloved dog, Snoopy.
Friends were received in Morgan Funeral Home, Reedsville. Funeral services will be in the Christian Evangelical Church at Birdscreek today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Uphold officiating. Interment will follow in Shaw Cemetery in Denver.  From 7 Apr 2003.

Calvin C. Plummer
Calvin C. Plummer, 78, a resident of 212 S. Walnut St., Philippi, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at the Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care.
He was born April 25, 1925, in Nicholas County, the son of the late Jack and Eva Lou Peyatt Plummer.
He was united in marriage April 26, 1948, to Helen Morrison Plummer, who survives.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and husband, Butch Williams, Camden on Gauley, Peggy and husband, Buster Damewood, Camden on Gauley, Brenda and husband, Tom Evix, Philippi; two sisters, Della Flenner, Cowen, and Beaulah King, Craigsville; five grandchildren, Michael Williams, Shannon Large, Matthew Evix, Jeffery Williams and Christopher Damewood; and five great-grandchildren, Jennifer Large, Kendal Williams, McKayla Williams, Joley Williams and Ryan Large.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Buddy Plummer; and one sister, Edith Addington.
Mr. Plummer worked as a belt operator for Badger Coal for 38 years.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of UMW District 31.
He attended the Silent Grove Church and also attended worship services at the Long Term Care facility.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi after 3 p.m. today and on Saturday until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Bryan Headley and speaker Robert “Buck” True will officiate. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Russell Cemetery in Craigsville with the Rev. James Gray officiating and the American Legion Post 44 conducting military rites. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 27 Jun 2003.

Alta Poe
Alta Cleona Gear Poe, 79, a resident of 220 Davis St., Elkins, passed away at 11:29 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for the past year and critically ill for the past week. Death was attributed to a stroke.
She was born April 20, 1923, at Beverly, the only daughter of the late Charles E. and Lottie Phillips Gear.
On Dec. 16, 1945, in Beverly, she married Urban D. Poe Jr., who preceded her in death on May 29, 1970.
Mrs. Poe was a devoted mother and grandmother and is survived by two children, her son, Terry Poe, and wife, Rebecca, of Belington, and daughter, LeAnna Bickel and husband, Jerald, of Gilman; five grandchildren, Mrs. Joe (Debbie) Schmidlen of Elkins, Mrs. Chris (Erin) Canales, Waldorf, Md., James Bickel and Heather Bickel, both of Elkins, and Angela Bickel, a student at Marshall University in Huntington.
Five great-grandchildren, Seth Roy, Joseph Schmidlen, Madison and Allison Canales, and Logan Bickel, as well as several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mrs. Poe was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by one brother, Austin Gear.
Mrs. Poe was a graduate of Beverly High School in 1941 and following graduation worked in the office of Dr. P.L. Gray in Elkins.
She was employed by the Admissions Department at Davis Memorial Hospital prior to her retirement in 1986.
She was a member of the Highland Park United Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday School superintendent, chairperson of the board, leader of the Methodist Youth Fellowship and active in the United Methodist Women of the church.
She is past president, secretary and historian of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion Auxiliary and Salon 8/40 of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was a member and volunteer at the Randolph County Senior center and a former member of the Melody Chorus.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Arlington Cemetery near Cravensdale. Memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph County Senior Center, PO Box 727, Elkins, W.Va., 26241 in memory of Mrs. Poe. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Alta Cleona Gear Poe.  From 22 Mar 2003. 

Harold L. Poe
Harold Lee Poe, 88, of Cole Street, Route 1, Philippi, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at the residence of his daughter, Doris Mitchell, following an extended illness.
He was born Dec. 27, 1914, at Moatsville, a son of the late William Riley and Lettie Murphy Poe.
Surviving are one daughter, Doris Mitchell, Cole Street, Philippi; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, William L. Poe and Edman R. “Bub” Poe; by one daughter, Edna Mae Poe; by five sisters, Iva Blake, Grace Richman, Blooma Duckworth, Rhoda Mitchell and Dell McVicker; by four brothers, Davisson Poe, Riley Poe, Isaac “Tiny” Poe, an infant brother, Leo Poe; and by one grandchild.
Mr. Poe was retired from U.S. Steel in McDonald, Ohio. He was Protestant by faith.
Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Steve Koontz officiating. Interment will follow in the Clemtown Cemetery. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.   From 19 and 20 Dec 2003.

Agnes S. Poling
Agnes Sarah Chewning Poling, 83, a former resident of Huttonsville, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, in the Broaddus Long-Term Care Facility where she had been a resident for the past month. She had been in failing health for the past several months.
Born Feb. 16, 1920, at Cassity, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Rita “Rettie” Herron Chewning.
On April 9, 1939, she was united in marriage to Winifred “Andy” Poling, who preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1985.
Agnes is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John (Mae) Daniels of Mill Creek, Marian Taylor and Mrs. Denny (Nancy) Taylor, both of Huttonsville; two sons, Bobby “Bob” Poling and wife, Sue, of Mill Creek, and Andrew “Andy” Poling and wife, Paula, of Huttonsville; one sister, Retha Ward of Elkins; and one brother, Thurman Chewning of Dailey.
Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, Miranda Nau, Misty Taylor, Tiffany Selders, Lincoln Taylor, Edward Daniels, Debbie Mosley, Lisa Parsons, Bobby Poling, Heather Taylor, Brooke Taylor, Alex Taylor, James Poling, Becky Corley and Jeff Poling.
Twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were one son, David Poling; one son-in-law, Larry Taylor; two sisters, Ruby Linger and Ola Graham; three brothers, Orval, Gerald and Loyal Chewning; and one granddaughter, Dottie Lynn Poling.
Agnes was a homemaker, loved making quilts and had made several. She also loved cooking and traveling.
Agnes was elected as the Belle of Randolph County in 1993. She attended the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 6 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Mrs. Poling will be moved to the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church for visitation from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Randy Long, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Mill Creek Cemetery at Mill Creek. Donations in Agnes’ name in lieu of flowers may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250, or the Mill Creek Nutrition Site in Mill Creek. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Agnes Sarah Chewning Poling.  From 11 Aug 2003.

Belva Mae Poling
Belva Mae Poling, 98, of the Valley Furnace community, Route 1, Moatsville, died Friday morning, June 6, 2003, in the Talbott Personal Care Home in Belington.
She was born June 15, 1904, at Valley Furnace community, the daughter of the late John Burlin and Sarah Olive Marsh Poling.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Blanche Poling; and by a family friend, Harry J. O’Neal, who was raised by Burlin and Olive Poling.
Survivors include Mrs. Harry J. (Leota) O’Neal, Valley Furnace community, and her family.
Miss Poling received her bachelor of arts degree in education from Fairmont State College and her master’s degree from West Virginia University.
She was a member of the Pi Gamma Mu social science honorary at Fairmont State College. She taught one year in Tucker County and 38 years in Barbour County Schools.
Miss Poling was a member of the New Hope Valley United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Barbour County Historical Society and several education organization including the Barbour County Association of Retired School Employees. She served 24 years as a representative from Cove District on the Barbour County Democratic Executive Committee.
Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, where funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Larry Poling and the Rev. Dot Smith will officiate and interment will follow in the Mt. Castle Cemetery. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 7 Jun 2003.

Clifford W. Poling
Clifford Wade Poling, 100, a resident of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center, Belington, and formerly of Kirt community, Route 1, Montrose, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.
He was born March 31, 1902, at Kirt community, a son of the late Nelson and Mary Catherine Stemple Poling.
On June 17, 1929, he married the former Icie Gay Mitchell, who preceded him in death on April 26, 1995.
Survivors include one niece, Mrs. Mary Jo Jobzek, Seattle, Wash.; two nephews, Arbon Lang in New Mexico, and Carl Gainer, Richwood; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Grace Lang and Pearl Gainer.
Mr. Poling was a farmer and was a former public school teacher in Barbour and Tucker counties. He was a member of the Corinth Methodist Church.
Friends may call at Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Cross Roads Cemetery. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.   From 7 Feb 2003. 

Dorsey D. Poling
Dorsey Dwight Poling, 78, a resident of Pleasant Avenue, Elkins, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at 10:30 p.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency room.
A more complete obituary will be given at a later date. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 24 Jan 2003.

Dorsey D. Poling
Dorsey Dwight Poling, 79, a resident of Pleasant Avenue, Elkins, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at his residence. He had been in failing health for the past year.
Born Jan. 21, 1924, in Philippi, he was united in marriage to the former Mary Matthew, who survives in Elkins.
Also surviving is one daughter, Nancy Joann Poling of Elkins.
Dorsey was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by one brother, Billy J. Poling, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dorsey was employed by Mountaineer Gas, retiring in 1984.
He enjoyed drawings and painting, and going to auctions and flea markets.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel today after 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Larry Poling, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, and the Rev. Don Jacko, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Jerusalem Cemetery in Philippi. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Dorsey Poling.  From 25 Jan 2003.

Gaston Earl Poling
Gaston Earl Poling, 92, a resident of the Fork Mountain community, Parsons, departed this life Monday morning, Nov. 10, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. Death was attributed to complications of pneumonia.
He was born Friday, Jan. 6, 1911, at Pifer Mountain, St. George, the son of the late James E. Poling and Anzine Mitchell Poling.
On Aug. 29, 1934, at Red House, Md., he was married to the former Hazel Wilson, who survives. They had celebrated 69 years of marriage.
Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth Glenn Poling and wife, Agnes, and Robert Earl Poling, all of Parsons; one daughter, Anzine Grace Monastra and husband, Nicholas, of Mansfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by one son, John Daniel Poling; five brothers, Howard, Fred, Delbert, Art and Parker Poling; one sister, Grace Wolfe; and one grandson; Michael Allen Poling.
He attended the school at Pifer Mountain and was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1931. He served as deputy assessor for 20 years, was elected the assessor of Tucker County for 22 years and retired in 1977.
He was a charter member of the Parsons Lions Club and a charter member of the Parsons Chapter No. 39 Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. David Fuller and Pastor Dick Gadd will officiate. Interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., PO Box 193, Parsons, W.Va. 26287. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Gaston Earl Poling.  www.lohrbarbfuneral.com   From 11 Nov 2003.

Gaston E. Poling
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. David Fuller and Pastor Dick Gadd will officiate. Interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., PO Box 193, Parsons, W.Va. 26287. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Gaston Earl Poling.
www.lohrbarbfuneral.com.  From 12 Nov 2003.

Maudie M. Poling
Maudie Marie Wright Poling, 80, a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas, and a former resident of the Valley Furnace community, Philippi, passed away Sunday morning, March 16, 2003, in Cortland Acres.
She was born July 13, 1922, in Barbour County, the daughter of the late Burlin and Virginia Alice Poe Isner. She was one of 11 children.
She was twice married, first to Jenning Wright, who preceded her in death in 1955, and second to Dorsey Poling, who survives in Falls Church, Va.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and husband, Ira McDaniel, of Philippi; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Dwayne Boyed Wright and wife, Johanna, of Mt. Holly, N.J., Walter James Wright of Warrenton, Va., Samuel E. Wright and wife, Kenna, of Philippi, Burlin S. Wright and wife, Kathy, of Parsons, and Thomas O. Wright of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Sylvia Garlow of Fairmont, Masel Rogers of Grafton and Ethel Nuckols of Morgantown; one brother, Thomas Ray Isner of Seattle, Wash.; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Blanche and Isora; and four brothers, Arlie, James, Jessie and Burlin.
She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Valley Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ryan McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 17 Mar 2003. 

Robert P. Poling
Robert P. “Bob” Poling, 78, a resident of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center in Belington, departed this life at 12:35 a.m. today at the center. He had been in declining health for the past two years.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington.  From 30 Oct 2003.

Robert Paul Poling
Robert Paul “Bob” Poling, 78, a resident of Route 2, Stringtown Road in Belington, departed this life at 12:35 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center where he had been a resident for 1 1/2 years. Mr. Poling had been in declining health for two years.
He was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Belington, the son of the late Wyatt F. and Mallie Ada Poling.
On April 26, 1952, he was united in marriage to the former Jean Pryor, who survives at their home on Stringtown Road.
Also surviving besides his wife are one daughter, Lynn Hert, and husband, Michael, of Newburgh, Ind.; two grandsons, Christopher Hert of Indianapolis and Benjamin Hert of Newburgh, Ind.; four sisters, Evelyn Davis and Lois Frederick of Baltimore, Md., Alda Hammack of Belington and Velma Keenan of Clayton, Ga.; one brother, Donald Poling of Liberty Hills, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Poling is preceded in death by one brother, Richard W. Poling.
Mr. Poling attended the schools of Randolph County, was a seaman first class in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II.
He retired from the Tygarts Valley Soil Conservation District as a heavy equipment operator, was a former member of the Belington Kiwanis, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 410, American Legion Post 44 of Philippi and Asbury United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and on Saturday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, when services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor. The Rev. Rose “Jo” McCartney will officiate and interment will follow in the Central Chapel Cemetery in Belington. The presentation of the American flag will be conducted by American Legion Post 44 of Philippi. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, Crim Avenue, Belington, W.Va. 26250; Barbour County Good Samaritan Activities Department, Belington, W.Va. 26250; or the Louis A. Johnson Medical Center Volunteer Services, Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301. The Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Paul “Bob” Poling.  From 31 Oct 2003.

Lewis K. Polley
Lewis Krise Polley, 90, of St. Joseph’s Hospital NCF, Buckhannon, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, in St. Joseph’s Hospital NCF, Buckhannon.
He was born Jan. 18, 1912, at Fairfield, Pa., a son of the late Richard Polley and Panny Polley.
He was married to Elizabeth Sinn Martin Polley, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Alice) B. Sheehan, Ellamore; a nephew, Richard Polley, Boise, Idaho; one niece, Susan Reinsch, Bethesda, Md.; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Glen (Margaret) Polley, Fairfield, Pa.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Glen Polley.
He was a civil engineer for John McShayne Construction Co. He was a member of Burtonsville, Md., Lions Club and Elks Lodge. He attended the Lutheran by conviction.
Graveside services will be at Fairfield Union Cemetery Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Frye officiating. Interment will follow. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 20 Jan 2003.

Earl Posey
Earl Posey, 80, of Buckhannon, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at his home.
He was born Aug. 22, 1922, a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Georgia Catherine Greace Posey.
On Aug. 4, 1953, he was married to Anna Posey, who survives in Buckhannon.
Also surviving are two sons, Tom Posey of Abbott Road and Stephen Posey of Buckhannon; a stepson, Bill Fincham of Harrisonburg, Va.; two sisters, Altha of Louisiana and Herthalea of Texas; three granddaughters, Calli and Megan Posey of Buckhannon and Tracy Posey of Morgantown; three grandsons, Thomas Posey of French Creek, Joe Fincham of Springfield, Ohio, and John Fincham of Harrisonburg, Va.; and one great-grandson, Brady Fincham of Harrisonburg, Va.
Preceding him in death were one sister, Ola Mae; and three brothers, Leonard, Fred and Charles Posey.
Mr. Posey worked as a dozer operator for the Upshur Coal Co.
Friends will be received today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Revs. Wease Day and J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hinkleville.  From 30 May 2003.

Sam Posey
Sam Posey, 54, of Sam’s Alternator Shop in Buckhannon, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg.
He was born March 23, 1949, in Gilmer County, the son of the late Timothy Posey and the late Sylvia Riffle Posey Harris.
He is survived by his wife, two children, five grandchildren, one brother and one sister.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
At Mr. Posey’s request, his body was cremated and there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel, Route 6, Box 444-1, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 16 Sep 2003.

Norene Post
Norene Post, 75, of Canton, Ohio, passed away Sunday evening, April 20, 2003, in the Aultman Hospital, Canton, following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Philippi, a daughter of the late Bert and Lucinda (Mayle) Croston.
Her husband, William “Jackie” Post, preceded her in death on July 6, 1967. He was the son of the late Pete Norris and Audrey (Post) Haddix.
Surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Bob Post, Melinda and Fawnsie Dalton, Rebecca and Donnie Mayle, Connie and Rickie Stewart, all of Canton, Ohio, and Jackie and Ray Dalton, Grafton; three sons, David Post, Rickey Post and William Moses Post, all of Canton, Ohio; 27 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Nina Post; two sons, William and Albert Post; five sisters, Mandy Mayle, Delcie Parsons, Goldie Mayle, Narcillus Croston and her twin, Irene Croston, who passed away at birth; and two brothers, Ellsworth and Delbert Croston.
Mrs. Post was a member of the Apostolic Faith Mission Church of Canton, Ohio. She did volunteer work at various churches in the Canton area and was the neighborhood babysitter for working mothers.
Friends may call at Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Brother Kenneth Dalton officiating. Interment will follow in Norris Cemetery. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 23 Apr 2003.

Russell H. Potts
Russell H. Potts, 89, of Route 1, Box 216, French Creek, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at his home.
He was born March 21, 1914, in Upshur County, the son of the late Sydney Gay Potts and Cosby Lucibe Allman Potts.
On Oct. 29, 1932, he was married to Mona Loudin Potts, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Glen Potts, and wife, Mary, of French Creek; one daughter, Mary Smith, and husband, Freddie, of French Creek; one daughter-in-law, Kathleen Potts, of Georgia; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Clifford Potts; two brothers, James Potts and Stewart Potts; and one sister, Ona Loudin.
Mr. Potts was a mail carrier and attended Laurel Fork United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Mark Davis will officiate and interment will follow at Laurel Fork Church Cemetery at French Creek.  From 28 Nov 2003.

Beula Powell
Beula “Boo” Powell, 83, a former resident of 515 Central St., and a patient in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away at 5:52 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in the center.
She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Elkins, a daughter of the late Glenn Teter Sr., and the late Florence Kisamore Teter.
On Oct. 2, 1943, she was married to Harry Powell, who preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1976.
Surviving are two brothers, Glenn Teter Jr. and wife, Ruth, and Wayne L. Teter and wife, Jo Ellen, all of Elkins. Several special nieces and nephews also survive.
Also preceding her in death were a sister, Velma Cooper; and two infant sisters.
She was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1938. She was a homemaker and a member of the Elkins Church of God, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was confined to a wheelchair for 25 years, prior to entering the Convalescent Center. During those years she cared for her father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law and sister-in-law. She was an angel of mercy for many people.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Allen Woolums officiating. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens, formerly the IOOF Cemetery. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Beula “Boo” Powell.  From 13 Jan 2003.

Ruth L. Powell
Ruth Lawson Powell, 95, of Bakers ridge Road, Morgantown, and formerly of Belington, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at home.
She was born Oct. 13, 1906, in Randolph county, a daughter of the late James Hurry and Ottice Elliott Lawson.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church at Belington.
She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne and husband, Dr. Brooks Gainer, of Morgantown, and Diane Findley of Norco, Calif.; a son H.L. "Bud" and wife, Cheryl Powell, of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren, Mark and wife, Barbara Findley, Denna Ferris, Debby and husband, Marc Newman, Robert and wife, Debbie Powell, Kristin and husband, Conrad Hamrick and Shelby and husband, Jamie Weber; 12 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Nellie Graser of Belington, and Alta Ottice Stevens of Salem. N.C.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Deward Powell; a brother, Ralph Lawson; and two sisters, Mary Rebecca Lawson and Mildred Corder.
Following cremation, memorial services and burial will be at a later date. Donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, Belington, W.Va. 26250, or Animal Friends, PO Box 1244, Morgantown, W.Va. 26507. Arrangements were made by Dering's Funeral Home in Morgantown.  From 24 Feb 2003. 

Donald Powers
Donald Lee “Stoney” Powers, 36, of 21 Moore St., Elkins, West Virginia, departed this life Thursday morning, Oct. 2, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Donald Lee “Stoney” Powers.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 3 Oct 2003.

Donald Powers
Donald Lee "Stoney" Powers, 36, a resident of 21 Moore St., Elkins, departed this life Thursday morning, Oct. 2, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital.  He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer. 
He was born Monday, Aug. 21, 1967, at Elkins, the son of Edward Lee Hedrick of Elkins and Geneva Mae Smith Rezich and husband, Walter, of Michigan. 
On May 21, 1999, at Monterey, VA., he was married to Carol Lynn Powers, who survives.
Also surviving are are one daughter, Nicole Renee Simmons of Elkins; two sisters, Anita Louise Simmons of Michigan and Karen Ann Simmons Coffman of Elkins; one aunt and several uncles, nieces, nephews and the Powers' family.
He attended the schools of Michigan; worked for the Michigan Tire Outlet Company, the Chemical Company at Michigan and the Elkins Iron and Metal; and was a general laborer by trade.  He was a noted saxophone player, had a great love for baseball and was an avid fan of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team.  He was an avid hunter and camper. 
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.  Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Tuesday.  The Rev. Walter H. Blough will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.  The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite B., Elkins, W.Va. 26241.  The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Donald Lee "Stoney" Powers.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 4 Oct 2003. 

Donald Powers
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Walter H. Blough will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite B, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Donald Lee “Stoney” Powers. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Oct 2003.

Thurman G. Powers
Thurman Glenn Powers, 59, of HC 32, Box 48, Rock Cave, passed away at his home Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 at 10:10 p.m., following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 19, 1943, at Holly Grove, a son of the late Macil and Hazel Rice Powers.
He was married to Trecia Cutright on Dec. 20 in Clarksburg, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Henry Powers of French Creek; two daughters, Beverly Powers of Helvetia, and Tara Willingham of Stafford, Va.; one stepdaughter, Brooke Meadows of Rock Cave; two sisters, Twila Rose Haymond and Norma Haymond, both of Buckhannon; three brothers, Darrell Powers of Pickens, Garry Powers of Germany, and Jake Powers of Arkansas; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Thurman Powers Jr.; two brothers, Denzil and Vernon Powers; and one sister, Ellen.
Mr. Powers was a member of Buckhannon Moose Lodge No. 598, a life time member of VFW Post 3663 and was a Vietnam veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Friends were received at Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home Sunday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Beryl McKisic officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Ridge Cemetery. The VFW Post 3663 and American Legion Post 7 will hold full military graveside honors. Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 13 Jan 2003.

Shelva D. Pregent
Shelva D. Pregent, 60, of Lancaster, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at the Sunbridge-Homestead Nursing Care Center.
She was born Oct. 23, 1942, in Red Creek, a daughter of the late Gerald and Myrtle Mallow Bible.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Arthur John "Joe" Pregent; two sons, Jeff (Marcie) Pregent and Anthony (Beth) Pregent, both of Lancaster, Ohio; four brothers, Melvin (Jeannie) Bible of Penn Run, Pa., Kenny (Beverly) Bible, Frankie (Bonnie) Bible, Dave (Debbie) Bible, all of Davis; three sisters, Shirley Roy of Job, Arlena (George) Seipel of Lancaster, Ohio, Lyla (Bud) Bradle of Lapasas, Texas; two grandsons, Austin and Chad Bible of Lancaster, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Pregent was a dietician for Crestview Manor Nursing Home.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Flanagan Hill Methodist Church Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Earl Bible officiating. Interment will follow in Flanagan Hill Cemetery in Red Creek. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. From 6 and 7 Jan 2003.

Dorothy B. Price
Dorothy Belle Price, 79, a lifelong resident of Belington, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 203, in the DAvis Memorial Hospital in Elkins following an extended illness. 
She was born March 12, 1924, a daughter of the late Bertsel Brooks and Stella Blanche Wilmoth Ramsey.
On Sept. 26, 1942, she was married to Edward Lee Price, who preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2001. 
Surviving are three daughters, Sandra Childrers and husband, Roger , of Clarksburg, Sue Phillips and husband, Dwayne, of Belington, and Ann Friel and husband, Joe, of Bunker Hill; one son, Thomas Price and wife Jill, of Belington; 11 grandchildren, Scott Childers, Rodney Childers, Rick Childers, all of M.D., Brent Sinsel, Carla Sinsel Lawrence, Keith Phillips, Chapd Sinsel, Paula Phillips Townsend, Amy White Lawrence, Jason White and Nikki Price.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lillie Kittle and Carolyn Howard; and by two brothers, Warren Lindy Ramsey and Junior Brooks Ramsey.  
Mrs. Price was a 1943 graduate of Belington High School.  She was a homemaker and was a member of the Sugar Creek United Methodist Church.  She was devoted to her family, church and community and willingly gave of her services, never asking anything in return.  Mrs. Price was one of the founders of the Belington Emergency Squad and served faithfully for 30 years. 
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday, when Mrs. Price will be moved tot he Sugar Creek United Methodist Church where friends may call from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour.  The Rev. Destry Daniels will officiate and interment will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.
The Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 17 Nov 2003.  

Hilda B. Price
Hilda B. Bennett Price, 73, a resident of Warren, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at 3 a.m. at her residence. Death was sudden and unexpected.
She was born June 30, 1929, a daughter of the late George A. and Dola Jane Bowers Bennett.
She was united in marriage to William Price, who preceded her in death in 1980.
Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Meckling and husband, Jr., and Jane Gremn and husband, Larry, both of Warren, Ohio; four sons, Charles Price and wife, Sue, of Florida, Doug Price and wife, Millie, Carl Price and wife, Terry, both of Warren, Ohio, and William “Willie” Price, at home.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was one sister, Eula M. Green, who preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2003.
Friends will be received at Carl Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio, Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home chapel Friday. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens in Warren, Ohio. This announcement is a courtesy of F.E. Runner Funeral Home.  From 15 Jan 2003.

Marjorie H. Price
Marjorie H. Price, passed away March 12, 2003, at her home in Belington.
She was born Aug. 8, 1911, the daughter of the late Ervin and Minnie Wright.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Hugh H. Price; and one daughter, Nell P. Hambleton.
She is survived by her children, Donald C. Price, Waynesboro, Pa., Barbara P. Durst, Parkton, Md., Phillip H. Price, West Point, Va., David L. Price, Belington, and Randall H. Price, Elkins.
Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where for many years she sang with the choir as a soloist. She was a homemaker and served as director of Belington Heart and Hand Ministry for 25 years. She never met a stranger and extended a helping hand and beautiful smile to all.
Friends will be received at Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at Stringtown Cemetery.  From 13 and 14 Mar 2003.

Marjorie H. Price
Friends were received at Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington. Funeral services will be at the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. today. Interment will follow at Stringtown Cemetery.  From 15 Mar 2003.

Muriel D. Price
Muriel Dolly Luzier Price, 82, a native of Tucker County and a resident of Ft. Pierce, Fla., departed this life Monday, July 14, 2003, at Port St. Lucie, Fla. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home for Muriel Dolly Luzier Price.  From 16 Jul 2003.

Muriel Price
Muriel Dolly Luzier Price, 82, a native of Tucker County and a resident of Ft. Pierce, Fla., departed this life Monday, July 14, 2003, at Port St. Lucie, Fla. She had been in declining health.
She was born July 4, 1921, at Parsons, a daughter of the late John Luzier and Alice Bohon Luzier.
On Oct. 4, 1946, at Magnolia, Md., she was married to Donald Nelson Price, who survives. They had celebrated 56 years of marriage.
Also surviving are three daughters, Anita Little of Ormond Beach, Fla, Donna Kemlage of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Patricia Gail Sullivan of Joppa, Md.; one brother, Robert Luzier of Rock Springs, Ga.; two sisters, Freda Rinehart of Point Pleasant and Lela Noel of Waynesboro, Va.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She attended the schools of Tucker County and she was a graduate of Thomas High School with the class of 1939. She was an employee of the U.S. government, working at the Pentagon and Edgewood Arsenal at Maryland and retiring with 25 years of service. She was a member of the DAR. She enjoyed painting, traveling and genealogy, and she loved to play bingo.
The family will receive friends at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Muriel Dolly Luzier Price.  From 17 Jul 2003.

Muriel Price
Friends will be received at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at the Parsons City Cemetery. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow.  From 18 Jul 2003.

Ronald Joe Price
Ronald Joe Price, 51, of Route 4, Philippi, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg following an extended illness.
He was born May 10, 1952, at Philippi, the son of the late Junior Paul and Elsa Gay Bolner Price.
Surviving are two sons, Scott Price and wife, Angela, of Fairmont, and Shawn Price and wife, Mindy, of Philippi; his fiancee, Karen Reider of Route 4, Philippi, and her daughter, Traci Reider of West Milford; three sisters, Midra Price of Philippi, Mrs. David (Virginia Pearl) Wise of Arlington, Texas, and Paula G. Price of Brownton; two brothers, William George “Butch” Price and wife, Barbara, of Chandler, Ind., and Paul Curtis Price and wife, Jessica, of New London, Ohio; and two grandsons, Chance Paul Price and Cole Garrett Price, both of Philippi.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elaine Sue Price and Willa H. Romeo.
Mr. Price was a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a former coal miner and was the owner of Best Price Heating and Cooling.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the American Legion, all in Clarksburg. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday, when Mr. Price will be moved to the Mt. Olive Church where friends may call from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Rick Price will officiate and interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 26 Aug 2003.

Ronald Lee Price
Ronald Lee Price, 64, of Baltimore, Md., departed this life Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003.
He was born June 21, 1939, at Dailey, the son of Eileen Price of Dailey and the late Cyril J. Price Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Price of Baltimore, Md.; and his son, Jeffrey Allen Price Sr. and wife, Terri, of Baltimore, Md.
Also surviving are one grandson, Jeffrey Allen Price Sr.; two granddaughters, Brittany and Courtney Price; one brother, Cyril J. Price Jr. and wife, Cathy, of Dailey; and two nephews, Cyril J. Price III and William Lee Hamrick Jr.
His sister, Mary Catherine Hamrick, is deceased.
Mr. Price attended Tygarts Valley High School, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-60, and was a truck driver.
Interment was in the Cokesville Veterans Cemetery in Baltimore, Md.
The Gonce Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  From 30 Aug 2003.

Dana W. Pringle
Dana Wyatt Long Pringle, 97, of Heartland of Preston County, Kingwood, and formerly of Alton, left her earthly home and entered her heavenly eternal home Monday, July 14, 2003.
She was born Jan. 10, 1906, at Alton, a daughter of the late George W. and Rhoda M. Zickefoose Wyatt.
She was united in marriage on April 29, 1927, to Omer C. Long, who preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1969. She was later married on June 6, 1972, to Percy P. Pringle, who preceded her in death on May 30, 1978.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Wyatt D. and wife, Patty Long, of Buckhannon, and Dallas R. and wife, Nancy Long, of Woodbridge, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Archetta L. and husband, Eugene DeBarr, of Tunnelton; 13 grandchildren, Robert F. Long, LuAnne Maples, Tammy Long, Dallas R. Long II, Dwane Long and Teresa Davies, all of Virginia, Lynne Kilkenny and Gregory A. DeBarr of Kingwood, Lori A. Murphy of Palmyra, Pa., Lucinda Stalnaker, Lydia Cutright, Steven Long and David Long, all of Buckhannon; 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, two stepgreat-grandchildren, one daughter-in-law, Linda Long of Fredericksburg, Va.; and two sisters, Delcie Bosley of Tennerton, and Donis Snyder of Dayton, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by one son, Omer Fred Long; two great-grandchildren, three brothers, Denver Wyatt, Denzil Wyatt and Dorrell Wyatt; and one sister, Delma Long. She was also preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Linda Spencer Long.
Mrs. Pringle was a lifelong member of the Alton United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and pianist. She was a member of the Upshur County Homemakers Club, president of the Alton Club and the Hi-Rise Club. She graduated from Buckhannon High School with the class of 1926 and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Camp Cemetery. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Dana Wyatt Long Pringle.  From 16 Jul 2003.

Carolene Pritt
Carolene Howell Zirkle Pritt, 62, of Files Creek Road, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Carolene Howell Zirkle Pritt.  From 24 Sep 2003.

Carolene Pritt
Carolene Howell Zirkle Pritt, 62, of the Files Creek community, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at her residence. She became ill in 1989 and more critical since July. Death was attributed to cancer.
She was born Aug. 31, 1941, at Mabie, the daughter of the late Virgil and Genevieve “Toots” Howell Zirkle.
On June 18, 1971, she was united in marriage to Robert G. Pritt, who survives.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Angela Dawn Ward and husband, Brad, of Bradenton, Fla., and two granddaughters, Dallas “Haley” Ward and Morgan Taylor Ward.
Also surviving is one brother, Douglas Zirkle and wife, Paula; one sister, Mary Katherine Daniels and husband, Henry, of Mabie; three nieces; four great-nieces; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
One sister, Linda Zirkle, preceded her in death.
Carolene was a 1961 graduate of Coalton High School. She was employed at Reidbord Brothers and at Elkins Lumber Co. until becoming ill in 1989.
She was a wonderful person who loved the Lord and loved her family and friends. She was a member of the Rowan Memorial United Methodist Church at Mabie and attended the Harrison Community Church at Mabie and the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Beverly where she was an active member in the Missionary Society until her illness. Carolene will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery near Beverly. Donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp. 927 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Carolene. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Carolene Howell Zirkle Pritt.  From 25 Sep 2003.

Carolene Pritt
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery near Beverly. Donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp. 927 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Carolene. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Carolene Howell Zirkle Pritt.  From 26 Sep 2003.

Carolene Pritt
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery near Beverly. Donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp., 927 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Carolene. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Carolene Howell Zirkle Pritt.   From 27 Sep 2003.

Richard E. Pritt
On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, Richard Edgar Pritt, 87, of Buckhannon, went home to be with the Lord.
He was the son of Nancy Minnie Ware and Early Edgar Pritt.
Richard was a proud member of the U.S. Army’s 4th Armored Division. He was a World War II veteran with medals including the Purple Heart, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five stars, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, American Defense Medal, American Campaign World War II Victory Medal, Combat Infantry Badge usually given to officers, Presidential Unit Citation, German Occupation Medal with cluster, and two French Croix de Guerre with palm.
He left the Army with the rank of technician 5.
Richard was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of the Lions Club and the Knights of Pythias. He retired from General Motors in Wilmington, Del., after 27 years of service.
He is survived by his daughter, Nancy R. Pritt, who lived with him; his former wife, Ruth I. Pritt; and stepchildren Keith Strader, Elsie Wanless and Carol Strader.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Claudia L. Pritt; two half brothers, Keith Pratt and Samuel Pratt; two stepbrothers, Bill Brown and Wade Summerfield; one stepsister, Florence Bennett; one stepson, Denzel Strader; and one grandson-in-law, Kenneth W. Jackson Jr.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle, Del. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 18 Dec 2003.

Elmer W. Proudfoot
A memorial service was held June 18 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel for Elmer W. Proudfoot, who died June 12, 2003, in Vancouver, Wash. He was 72.
He was a son of William R. and Sada M. Proudfoot. He was born July 2, 1930, in Elkins.
He graduated from Elkins High School and from Davis & Elkins College, receiving his engineering degree. He later received his MBA at University of Portland in 1974, Portland, Ore. After a sojourn in Ohio, he lived in Vancouver, Wash., for 20 years.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Moose, Elkins, American Legion and AT&T Pioneers. He served as a Boy Scout leader for many years and enjoyed computers, hunting and auto mechanics.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lou Ann, who died in 1991; and his daughter, Terry Ann, who died in 1960.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce, at home; four sons, Gary, Craig and Mike, all of Vancouver, Wash., and Mark of Las Vegas, Nev.; one stepson, Michael Jones of Columbus, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Susan Endecott and Lee Ann Jost, both of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Helen Jones of Deland, Fla., Dorothy Shepherd of Atlanta, Ga., and Alma Ward of Vancouver, Wash.; two brothers, Robert of Vancouver, Wash., and Charles of Portland, Ore; eight grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kaiser Hospice, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St., Portland, Ore. 97210 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 371, Vancouver, Wash. 98666.  From 1 Jul 2003.

Terry L. Pumphrey
Terry Lee Pumphrey, 43, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at his residence.
Friends will be received at the Stemple Ridge United Methodist Church from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at the church at 11 a.m. Friday. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 11 Dec 2003.

John D. Purkey
John D. Purkey, 79, a resident of Maple Avenue, Philippi, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2003, in the United Hospital Center following an extended illness.
He was born March 23, 1924, at Lumberport, a son of the late Emmett and Anna Robinson Purkey.
He was united in marriage on Nov. 5, 1943, to the former Juanita Lake, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia "Cookie" Townsend, Philippi, and Diana Kay Godwin, Philippi; two sons and one daughter-in-law, John H. Purkey and Charlotte, of Belington, and Charles R. Purkey of Philippi; six grandsons, one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Dennis Ray Townsend, seven sisters and three brothers.
He was a retired coal miner, having retired as tipple manager at Myers Mines in Wilsonburg. He was a member of the United Mine Workers District 31. He attended Peoples Chapel Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bryan Headley and Pastor Ruston Seaman officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery.  From 1 Apr 2003.

Tony M. Putzulu
Tony Matthew Putzulu, 50, of the Audra community near Buckhannon, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Valley Head.
He was born Aug. 7, 1953, in Buckhannon, the son of the late Joseph F. Putzulu Sr. and Maxine Cobb Putzulu.
Surviving is his wife, Pam Painter Putzulu of the Audra community, whom he married July 16, 1982.
Also surviving are one son, Tyler Matthew Putzulu, at home; one daughter, Lindsey Marie Putzulu, at home; two brothers, Joseph F. Putzulu Jr. of Fort Myers, Fla., and Lawrence L. Putzulu of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sisters, Cynthia A. Hinkle of Buckhannon and Mary E. Frey of Summersville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a machine operator for CSX and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 598 and the Snowshoe Ski Patrol. He was a passionate skier.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel with Fr. Giles LeVasseur officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 4510-C Pennsylvania Ave., PO Box 12110, Charleston, W.Va. 25302 or Snowshoe Ski Patrol, 10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, W.Va. 26209. The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of arrangements for Tony Matthew Putzulu.  From 3 Sep 2003.

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