2003 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:S

Robert A. Sagace
Robert Anthony Sagace, 47, of Thomas, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.
He was born Oct. 4, 1955, in Elkins, a son of Pat Daniel and Anita Jean Stuart Sagace of Thomas.
He is also survived by two sisters, Patti Helmick and Mary Sagace, both of Thomas.
He was a ski lift operator in Timberline-Canaan Valley area for 22 years. He was a member of the Knight of Columbus, Council 2010, Fraternal Order of Eagles 936 and a former member of the Thomas Volunteer Fire Department.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis today from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a vigil for the deceased to be held at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Thomas, Friday at 11 a.m. with Father John Dibacco as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Thomas. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 Jun 2003.

Elizabeth P. Sainato
Elizabeth Polce Sainato, 88, a resident of Center Street, Elkins, departed this life early this morning, Aug. 5, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 5 Aug 2003. 

Elizabeth C. Sainato
Elizabeth Clara Polce Sainato, 89, a former resident of 921 South Henry Ave., and more recently a resident of 220 Center St., Elkins, where she made her home with her daughter and son in law, Betty and Terry Binns, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Aug. 5, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to heart failure.
She was born Saturday, Feb. 6, 1914, at Sulmona, Province DiAquila, Italy, a daughter of the late Antonio Polce and Crucificia Pizzoferrato Polce.
During 1930, she was married to Frank Louis Sainato; who preceded her in death, April 12, 1980. They had celebrated 49 years of marriage.
Surviving are two sons, John Sainato and wife, Eleanor, Elkins, and William Sainato, Charleston; one daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Binns and husband, Terry, Elkins; four sisters, Emoline Smoltz, Baltimore, Md., Edith Workman, England, Ark., Rose Sainato, Morgantown, Virginia Crivello, Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was one sister, Mary DeMotto.
She attended the schools of Coalton, had formerly worked for the dietary department at the Davis Memorial Hospital and along with her husband, owned and operated Sainato Groceries at Elkins for many years. She was a member of the Saint Brendan Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Holy Rosary Guild, was a former member of the Saint Brendan Support Group and volunteered for Catholic Community Services.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. On Thursday, at 7 p.m., at the funeral home, a prayer service will be recited by the Rev. Father William Anderson. On Friday, Mrs. Sainato will be moved to the Saint Brendan Catholic Church, where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father William Anderson will be the presider and interment will follow at the Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Elizabeth Clara Polce Sainato. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Aug 2003. 

Elizabeth C. Sainato
Family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. On Friday, Mrs. Sainato will be moved to the Saint Brendan Catholic Church, where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins.   From 7 Aug 2003. 

Mary C. Salisbury
Mary C. Salisbury, 71, a resident of Monterville, departed this life Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2003, at the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital at Buckeye. She had been in declining health for the past few years.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Mary C. Salisbury. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 31 Jan 2003.

Mary C. Salisbury
Mary Cathyrn Kelley Salisbury, 71, a resident of Monterville, departed this life Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2003, at the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Buckeye. She had been in declining health for the past few years.
She was born Sunday, June 21, 1931, in Sebert, a daughter of the late Howard T. Kelley and Sarah Jane Byrd Kelley.
On May 27, 1949, in Marlinton, she was married to Frank W. Salisbury Sr., who survives in Monterville.
Also surviving are two sons, Frank W. Salisbury Jr. and his wife, Pattie, and Claybron J. Salisbury, all of Monterville; two daughters, Thelma Jane Carpenter and her husband, William, and Cathyrn Louise Carpenter and her husband, Stewart, all of Marlinton; three brothers, Albert Kelley and Robert Kelley, both of Marlinton, and Charles Kelley, Lancaster, Ohio; one half brother, George Lee Kelley, Knottsville, Tenn.; one sister, Helen Snyder, Fairmont; four grandchildren, Danny, Bradley and Brandy Jane Carpenter and Sarah Jane Salisbury; and two great-grandchildren, Destiny Dawn Swecker and Kailey Carpenter.
She was preceded in death by one son, James Whitney Salisbury; one grandson, Tommy James Salisbury; four brothers, Junior Paugh Kelley, Claybron Kelley, Howard James Kelley and Richard Lawrence Kelley; and three sisters, Dorothy Loudermilk, Emma Jane Hodges and Shirley Jones.
She attended the schools of Pocahontas County and was a homemaker. She was a dedicated housewife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. On Monday, Mrs. Salisbury will be moved to the Brady Gate Church where final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. The Rev. Robert Baer will officiate and interment will follow at the Swecker Cemetery at Brady Gate. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Cathyrn Salisbury. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 1 Feb 2003.

Rinda G. Salisbury
Rinda G. Salisbury, 85, a former resident of Monterville and a resident of Summerfield, Ohio, where she made her home with her grandson, Jackie Hoover, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale.
She was born April 6, 1918, at Blue Springs, the daughter of the late Waymouth Conrad and the late Minnie Hamrick Conrad Hannah.
In 1936, she married Rolland Salisbury, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Delbert Salisbury of Windsor Heights; and one daughter, Lorena Hoover of Quinwood.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters, one half brother, one half sister and one grandchild.
Mrs. Salisbury was a homemaker.
Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Friday, she will be moved to the Valley Head United Methodist Church where friends may call from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Robert Baer will officiate and interment will follow in the Valley Head Cemetery. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Rinda G. Salisbury.  From 21 Aug 2003.

Sandra Salisbury
Sandra Kay Shrader Salisbury, 47, passed away Friday, April 4, 2003, at her residence. She had been in failing health and death was attributed to cancer.
Born March 25, 1956, in Randolph County, she was the daughter of the late Willard J. and Bonnie J. Pritt Shrader.
In December 1992 she was united in marriage to Tim Salisbury, who survives at Huttonsville.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Crystal Renee Currence of Martinsburg; three sons, Timothy James “T.J.” Salisbury, at home, Ricky Shrader and wife, Shannon, of East Dailey, and James Aaron “Peep Eyes” Currence of Elkins; four sisters, Mrs. Jeff (Valinda) Gladwell of Huttonsville, Mrs. Steve (Lisa) Fincham of Dailey, Mrs. Jeff (Kristie) Weese of Huttonsville, and Mrs. Danny (Loranda) Simmons of Elkins; four brothers, Steve Shrader and wife, Candy, of Elkwater, Greg Shrader of Huttonsville, Kevin Shrader of Valley Bend and Ricky Shrader and wife, Shannon, of East Dailey.
Also surviving is her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Faye Salisbury of Mill Creek; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Sandra attended Tygarts Valley High School. She was employed by Snowshoe and the Physicians Professional Building in the Billing Department.
Mrs. Salisbury was a homemaker and loved gardening. She attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Graveside services will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Brick Church Cemetery. Paul Christianson, an elder of the congregation, will officiate. Interment will follow. A memorial service will be at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at a later date. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sandra Kay Shrader Salisbury.  From 5 andApr 2003.

Sandra K. Salisbury
A memorial service will be held at Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Saturday at 2 p.m.  From 11 Apr 2003.

Sandra Salisbury
Sandra Kay Shrader Salisbury, 47, passed away Friday, April 4, 2003, at her residence. She had been in failing health and death was attributed to cancer.
Born March 25, 1956, in Randolph County, she was the daughter of the late Willard J. and Bonnie J. Pritt Shrader.
In December 1992, she was united in marriage to Tim Salisbury, who survives at Huttonsville.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Crystal Renee Currence, of Martinsburg; three sons, Timothy James "T.J." Salisbury, at home, Ricky Shrader and wife, Shannon, of East Dailey, and James Aaron "Peep Eyes" Currence of Elkins; four sisters, Mrs. Jeff (Valinda) Gladwell of Huttonsville, Mrs. Steve (Lisa) Fincham of Dailey, Mrs. Jeff (Kristie) Weese of Huttonsville, and Mrs. Danny (Loranda) Simmons of Elkins; and three brothers, Steve Shrader and wife, Candy, of Elkwater, Greg Shrader of Huttonsville, and Kevin Shrader of Valley Bend.
Also surviving is her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Faye Salisbury of Mill Creek; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Sandra attended Tygarts Valley High School. She was employed by Snowshoe and the Physicians Professional Building in the Billing Department.
Mrs. Salisbury was a homemaker and loved gardening.
A memorial service will be at the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church on Monday at 7 p.m. The Rev. Frank Long, pastor of the church, will officiate. All family and friends are invited. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the memorial service for Sandra Kay Shrader Salisbury.  From 19 Apr 2003.

Edward Sanders
Edward “Glen” Sanders, 58, of Hacker Valley, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, after an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 29, 1944, in Winter Heaven, Fla., the son of Olive H. Reynolds French, who survives, and the late John B. Sanders.
He was a Southern Baptist.
Surviving are his wife, Rowena “Weng” Picar Sanders of Morgantown; one son, Eddie Sanders of Buckhannon; one daughter, Krista Bigbee of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Randy Sanders of Newbury, Fla., and Marty Sanders of Fort Pierce, Fla.; one sister, Barbara Brady of Grassy Creek; and two grandchildren, Barid Bigbee and Stetson Sanders.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  From 7 May 2003.

Lois L. Sanders
Lois Lobb Sanders, 80, a resident of old Route 33, Elkins, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 20, 1922, at Brisbin, Pa., a daughter of the late Thomas V. and Urania Walker Lobb.
On Jan. 3, 1940, she was united in marriage to Sherwood “Bud” Sanders, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Thomas Sanders and wife, Sandra, and Charles and wife, Christina, all of Elkins; two daughters, Dianne DeMotto of Elkins, and Cynthia Sanders of Dailey; and a sister, Evelyn Walker Parsons of Elkins; eight grandchildren, Gregory, Lee and Kristin Sanders, Brian Carter, Angela Hart and Tara Thorpe, all of Elkins, Stephanie Milard of Philadelphia, Pa., Jeremy Walker DeMotto of Suwon, South Korea; and nine great-grandchildren, Casey, Alexa and Ryan Sanders, Nathan and Andrew Walker Hart, Mara and Ivan Sanders and Lillian “Lily” Carter, all of Elkins, and Dylan Milard of Philadelphia, Pa.
Preceding her in death are one son, Bradley Walker Sanders; one grandson, Christopher Sanders; one infant great-granddaughter, Emily Hart; two sisters, Eleanor Erickson and an infant sister, Helen Lobb; and two brothers, Edward James Lobb and an infant brother, Howard Lobb.
Mrs. Sanders was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1940 and attended art classes at Davis & Elkins College. She was a flower girl in the Mountain State Forest Festival in 1931 and served as chairperson for the former Court Coffee for many years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed tole painting, handwork, arranging flowers, birds and her cats. She was a member of the Elkins Homemakers Club, Randolph County Senior Center, Davis & Elkins College Aid, Elks Senior Golf League and the Baptist Evening Circle. She was one of the earliest members of the Emma Scott Garden Club, where she won numerous awards as well as Best of the Show honors for flower arranging. She was also a local county fair judge of flower arranging and needlework.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Father William Anderson and Dr. Marvin L. Parli officiating. Interment will follow in St. Brendan Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph County Humane Society, PO Box 785, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or Hospice Care Corporation, 629 North Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Sanders. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lois Lobb Sanders.  From 7 May 2003.

Thelma A. Sanders
Thelma Ann Sanders, 54, of Suitland, Md., died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Md.
She was born July 18, 1948, in Beaverdale, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry and Hazel Berkheimer.
On May 14, 1982, she married Rodney Sanders, who survives at Suitland, Md.
Also surviving are one son, Steven Sanders, at home; three sisters, Sonia Dezelon and Karen Mytnic, both of Ohio, and Shelby Miller of Pennsylvania; and one brother, Phil Berkheimer of Ohio.
She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at Kanawha Run United Methodist Church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. Charles Sisk officiating. Interment will follow in Kanawha Run Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Thelma Ann Sanders.  From 3 Feb 2003.

Cathryn L. Sayers
Cathryn Lackey Sayers, 47, of 129 Camden Ave., Buckhannon, where she made her home with her sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Chester Chewning, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 26, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Born Jan. 23, 1956, in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary W. Alden Lackey.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the F.E. Runner Funeral Home.  From 27 Oct 2003.

Laura Marie Shaffer
Laura Marie Shafferr, 86, a resident of 1012 W. Central St., Elkins, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Laura Marie Shaffer.  From 27 Jun 2003.

JoEllen Scheitlin
JoEllen Scheitlin, 72, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at her residence in Columbus, Ohio.
She was born in Adolph, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Scheitlin.
She is survived by a son, Randal Armstrong, of Barrington, N.H.; three grandchildren, Kalim Armstrong and Julian Armstrong, both of Oakland, Calif., and Dayyan Armstrong, Durham, N.H.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Millard E. Scheitlin and Junior Scheitlin, and one sister, Kathleen Kile.
She was a long-time employee of the Top Steak House and a member of the Eastpointe Christian Church, the Downtown and Ridgecliff dance clubs, and the Senior Centers of Columbus.
She was a kind, generous, loving mother, grandmother and a loyal friend with a love for all humanity. She loved dancing, cooking and caring for friends and making everyone feel at home.
A memorial service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Eastpointe Christian Church, 441 S. Yearling Road, Whitehall, Ohio, with the Minister Kathy Taylor officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity International or Hospice Foundation of America. Funeral arrangements were made by Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio.  From 11 Feb 2003.

JoEllen Scheitlin
JoEllen Scheitlin, 72, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at her residence in Columbus, Ohio.
She was born in Adolph, a daughter of Edward and Mary Scheitlin.
She is survived by a son, Randal Armstrong of Barrington, N.H.; grandchildren, Kalim Armstrong of Oakland, Calif., Julian Armstrong of Oakland, Calif., and Dayyan Armstrong of Durham, N.H.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Milliard E. and Junior Scheitlin; and one sister, Kathleen Kile.
She was a longtime employee of the Top Steak House. She was a member of the Eastpointe Christian Church, Downtown and Ridgecliff Dance Clubs, and the Senior Center of Columbus. She was a kind, generous, loving mother, grandmother and a loyal friend with a love of all humanity. She loved dancing, cooking and caring for friends and making everyone feel at home.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Chapel Methodist Church in Adolph with the Rev. Verl Simmons officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity International or the Jimmy Carter Foundation.  From 5 Jun 2003.

Ira Wendell Schell Sr.
Ira Wendell Schell Sr., 57, of Stafford, Va., formerly of Maysville, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Va.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Stanley Kile will officiate and interment will be in the Maysville Cemetery.  From 3 Mar 2003.

Roger L. Schock
Roger Lamar Schock, 79, a resident of Riffle Creek Road, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital at 4:54 p.m. He had been a patient in Morgantown since Jan. 8, 2003. He returned home to Nella’s Inc. and had been a resident since March 19, 2003.
He was born Oct. 2, 1923, in New Carlisle, Ohio.
On Sept. 2, 1997, he was united in marriage to the former Sybille Irene Gowland, who survives at Riffle Creek.
A more complete obituary will be given Thursday. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Roger Lamar Schock.  From 26 Mar 2003.

Roger L. Schock
Roger Lamar Schock, 79, a resident of Riffle Creek Road, passed away at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient in Morgantown since Jan. 8. He returned home to Nella’s Inc. and had been a resident since March 19.
Born Oct. 2, 1923, in New Carlisle, Ohio, he was the son of the late Howard L. and Nellie Zinn Schock.
On Sept. 2, 1997, he was united in marriage to the former Sybille Irene Gowland, who survives at Riffle Creek.
Surviving are two stepsons who reside in England. Also surviving are six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was one brother, Robert Schock.
Roger was a senior pilot for the U.S. Air Force. His plane was shot down over Germany and he was a prisoner of war from June 21, 1944, to March 29, 1945.
Mr. Schock was awarded the Purple Heart along with several other medals and ribbons for service to his country.
He graduated from the University of Purdue and received a degree in electrical engineering.
Roger was a Brethren by faith and attended the Valley Chapel Church near Huttonsville.
Friends will be received at the Valley Chapel Church in Huttonsville today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Valley Chapel Church on Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Verl Simmons, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will be at a later date at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., where full military rites will be accorded. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Roger Lamar Schock.  From 27 Mar 2003.

Doyle W. Schoonover
Doyle W. Schoonover, 96, a resident of the Bretz community, Parsons, and more recently a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center at Elkins, departed this life Wednesday evening, Nov. 12, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction for the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons for Doyle W. Schoonover. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 13 Nov 2003.

Doyle W. Schoonover
Doyle Ward Schoonover, 96, a resident of the Bretz Community in Hambleton and more recently a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center since Oct. 27, 2003, departed this life Wednesday evening, November 12, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was born Sunday, May 26, 1907, on Pheasant Run in Tucker County, a son of the late James Thomas Schoonover and Martha Haddix Schoonover. On Oct. 29, 1937, at Thomas, he was married to the former Genevieve Marie Kenney, who preceded him in death Feb. 25, 2000.
Surviving are two sons, Robert J. “Bob” Schoonover and wife, Emma, of Elkins, and Dennis W. “Denny” Schoonover of Uniontown, Ohio.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Schoonover; his twin Loyal “Mose” Schoonover and James T. “June” Schoonover Jr.; and six sisters, Lula Kalar Loughery, Minnie Blosser, Stella Plumb, Maude Freeze, Evelyn Schoonover and Eva Schoonover.
Mr. Schoonover was a 1928 graduate of Parsons High School. He was employed as a meat cutter at the Norton and Junior Mercantile Stores (West Virginia Coal Co.) for 15 years, from 1928 to 1943. He retired from the Nehi Bottling Co. in Thomas on May 1, 1973, after 30 years of service.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home at Parsons today from 6 p.m until 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley will officiate with special remarks by Mr. Wallace J. “Wally” Bennett, a longtime, dear friend. Interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Doyle W. Schoonover. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Nov 2003.

Doyle Schoonover
The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home at Parsons Friday from 6 p.m until 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor at 2 p.m. today. The Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley will officiate with special remarks by Mr. Wallace J. “Wally” Bennett, a longtime, dear friend. Interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Doyle W. Schoonover. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Nov 2003.

Jerry B. Schoonover
Jerry B. Schoonover, 61, of Bristolville, Ohio, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 22, 2003, in Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio.
Born May 27, 1942, in Elkins, he was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Edna Fawly Schoonover.
He was a resident of Bristolville, Ohio, for 37 years. He was a truck driver for Praxair Inc. in Ashtabula for 30 years and retired in May 2001.
Mr. Schoonover was married to O’Ine King for 38 years.
Stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., he served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964. He was a member of the Teamsters No. 377 and enjoyed gardening, taking cruises and traveling.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mark and wife, Trisha, and Terry and wife, Wendy, all of Bristolville, Ohio; two brothers, Donald “Bunny” and wife, Dorothy, of New Lyme, Ohio, and Thomas and wife, Geraldine, of Harpertown Road; two sisters, Phyllis Warner Simmons of Elkins and Margaret Fassett of Canton, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Cody, Colton, Natalie and Heidi.
Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence David, Nicholas and Larry.
Funeral services were held Oct. 25 at the Russell Golden Rule Funeral Home. Interment was in the Sager Memorial Cemetery in Bristolville, Ohio.  From 31 Oct 2003.

Sara L. Schreiber
Sara L. Schreiber, 76, of Medina, Ohio, and formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at Medina, Ohio.
She was born May 1, 1926, at Elkins.
Surviving are sons, Andrew L. and wife, Laurie, Benjamin and David and wife, Janice, all of Medina, Ohio; and grandchildren, Benjamin, Sara, Brett and Roberta.
She owned Threadshop in Pittsburgh. She was an artist and president of the National Embroiderers Guild.
Friends will be received at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins Wednesday at 1 p.m.   From 10 and 11 Feb 2003.

Georgia F. Schrom
Georgia F. Schrom, 82, of Old Fields, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brad Taylor officiating.  From 14 Apr 2003.

Ruth W. Schwaerzle
Ruth Woody Schwaerzle, 73, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Fla. She went to be with her heavenly father.
Mrs. Schwaerzle was born Oct. 2, 1929, at Holly Grove, to the late Donnel E. Woody and Pauline Bennett Woody.
Mrs. Schwaerzle was married to the late Harold Schwaerzle.
She is survived by her loving son, Karl Schwaerzle; her daughter-in-law, Lisa Schwaerzle; and her stepgrandchildren, Robert Tombino and Alisandra Tombino, all of Bonita Springs, Fla.
She is also survived by her five brothers, Donnel Junior Woody of Tallmansville, Russell Woody, Jimmie Woody, Keith Woody and Dale Woody, all of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving Mrs. Schwaerzle is her very dear friend, Juanita "Mercy" Somers of Fort Myers, Fla. Mercy accompanied Ruth to many of her treatments over the years and was a constant source of support and love.
Mrs. Schwaerzle was preceded in death by her sister, Guilda Woody Bragg; and her brothers, Glenn Woody and Edwin Woody.
Mrs. Schwaerzle was cremated and will be put to rest in a memorial garden at the residence of her son, Karl, in Bonita Springs. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Bonita Springs, Fla. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Mrs. Schwaerzle was a woman of great faith whose life was an example to all who knew her of selfless, quiet spiritual strength and grace. From 7 Jan 2003.

Garland W. Scott
Garland W. Scott, 77, a resident of Severna Park, Md., passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born March 23, 1926, at Norton.
In 1951, he married Ida Marie McClain, who survives at Severna Park.
Also surviving is one son, Robert C. Scott of Severna Park; one daughter, Sandra G. Green of Woodsland, Texas; one brother, Walter Scott of Elkins; one sister, Virginia Davis of Petersburg; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was one daughter, Carlon Lee Scott.
Mr. Scott served in the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1951. He retired in 1983 from CXS Transportation due to ill health. He enjoyed bluegrass music and played the guitar, fiddle, mandolin and the keyboard.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home at Severna Park, Md. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Paulson officiating. Interment will follow at the Glen Haven Cemetery at Glen Burnie, Md.
This announcement is through the courtesy of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Garland W. Scott.    From 30 May 2003.

Geraldine L. Scott
Geraldine Louise Scott, 82, a resident of Briarcliff Apartments, Clifton Forge, Va., and formerly of Barbour County, departed this life Saturday evening, Dec. 13, 2003, in Allegheny Regional Hospital near Clifton Forge, Va. She had been in declining health for the past year and death was attributed to cancer.
She was born Jan. 1, 1921, at Earlhurst, Va., the daughter of the late Andrew Paul and Ella Dameron Counts.
She was twice married, first to Emil Semmelman, who preceded her in death in 1968, and second to Blair Scott, who survives at Clifton Forge, Va.
Also surviving are one sister, Donna Jean Freeman of Moatsville; two brothers, Philip Counts of Orlando, Fla., and Robert Counts of Moyie, Idaho; and one special niece, Cynthia Elizabeth Freeman of Moatsville; and several other nieces and nephews.
In addition to her first husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon and Carroll Counts; and one sister, Mildred Aannosen.
Mrs. Scott attended the Dunlap High School and was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clifton Forge Va.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Graveside rites will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at the England Cemetery near Moatsville. The Rev. Gary Freeman will officiate and interment will follow. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Geraldine Louise Scott.  From 16 Dec 2003.

Helen L. Scott
Helen Lenora Scott, 76, of 338 Chapman Mill Road, Taylorsville, N.C., died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Iredell Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 16, 1927, in Elkins, the daughter of the late Fredrick and Barbara Powers Barkley.
She was a homemaker and attended Calvary Community Church in Statesville, N.C.
She was married to Howard C. Scott, who survives.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Michael Scott of Taylorsville, N.C., James Guy Stalnaker of Stony Point, N.C., and Dennis Stalnaker of Taylorsville, N.C.; two brothers, Donald Barkley of Statesville, N.C., and Robert Barkley of Elkins; three sisters, Jean Jackson of Jacksonville, Fla., Phyllis Duryea of Statesville, N.C., and Mary Hedenskog of Norwood, N.C.
Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Three Forks Baptist Church Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Donald L. Horton, pastor of Calvary Community Church in Statesville, N.C. The family will receive friends at the Reavis Funeral Home in Statesville from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today. The family of Mrs. Scott is being served by Reavis Funeral Home of Statesville Inc.  From 30 Dec 2003.

Leota P. Scott
Leota P. Scott, 84, formerly of Belington, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Don Kittle, in Tecumseh, Mich., under the care of Hospice.
She was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Belington, the daughter of the late Isaac McCallen and Minnie Mae Kramer Price.
On June 20, 1937, in Philippi, she was married to James Earl Scott, who preceded her in death on June 22, 1979.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lurraine (Katheryn “Katy”) Myers of Monroe Falls, Ohio, and Mrs. Donald (Gloria) Kittle of Tecumseh, Mich.; and five grandchildren, D. Gregory Kittle and wife, Sue, of Vesuvius, Va., Timothy E. Kittle and wife, Lily, of Clinton, Mich., James R. Kittle of Tecumseh, Mich., Mrs. Mark (Tracy) Grund of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Mrs. Glen (Lucinda “Cindy”) King of Uniontown, Ohio.
She was blessed with 13 great-grandchildren, Jennie Kittle of Virginia Beach, Va., Noah Kittle, Samantha, Quincy and Hallie Kittle, Nathan and Casey Kelley of Tecumseh, Mich., Justin, Megan, Michael, Anna and Emma Grund of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Shelby King of Uniontown, Ohio. Also surviving are two nephews, Dr. H. Donald Price and wife, Eve, of Martinsburg, and Victor Moore and wife, Pam, of Poseyville, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by one son, James Augustus Scott; one sister, Okaretta Moore; one brother, Harry Price; and one granddaughter, Patricia Ann Myers.
Mrs. Scott was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Don Fitzwater will officiate and interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery. the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 19 Aug 2003.

Leota P. Scott
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Fitzwater officiating. Interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery. The Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 20 Aug 2003.

Levi J. Seabolt
Levi J. “Johnson” Seabolt, 71, departed this life Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was a lifetime resident of Pocahontas County and resided in Durbin at the time of his death.
He had been employed at Howes Leather Co. for 33 years until its closure.
He was born Sept. 8, 1931, a son of the late Alva and Mable Hinkle Seabolt.
He is survived by his wife, Lena Mae Currence Seabolt of Durbin; son, John A. Seabolt and wife, Patty; granddaughter, Megan; and two stepgrandchildren, Nicole and Jake Tidd of Franklin; daughters, Michelle L. Lipscomb and husband, Robert Lipscomb Jr. of Durbin, Karen Seabolt and husband, Dale Rucker of Tucson, Ariz., Christine Driver and husband, Charles S. Driver of Morgantown; son, Donald R. Seabolt and wife, Hollie of Durbin; one brother, Robert “Abe” Seabolt of Back Mountain Road; two sisters, Mary Cassell and husband, Neal, of Back Mountain Road, and Madge Brock and husband, Marvin, of Hillsboro; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Roy Seabolt; and a grandson, Taylor Seabolt.
He was a devoted husband and father and will be forever missed.
Friends will be received today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Donnie Curry officiating. Interment will follow in Gum Cemetery.  From 12 Mar 2003.

William E. Sears
William E. “Snook” Sears, 80, of Petersburg, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital.
Family will receive friends at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery.  From 9 Jun 2003.

Bernice See
Bernice See, 64, a former resident of Warren, Ohio, for 34 years until September 1998 when she moved to Huttonsville, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at 7:08 p.m. in the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center where she had been a resident since April 25, 2002.
Born March 19, 1938, in Elkwater, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Armintia Currence Howard.
On April 8, 1955, she was united in marriage to Neely B. See, who survives at Huttonsville.
Also surviving are two grandsons, Larry Allen Fullen and Robert Joseph Fullen; one brother, Pearl Howard of Warren, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were one daughter, Vera Ellen Fullen Lutz; one son, Robert Neely See; one sister, Wanda Riffle; and five brothers, John, Thornton, Darius, Roy L. and J. Henry Howard.
Bernice was a homemaker and she also babysat for several families in the Warren, Ohio, area for several years. Mrs. See was a Protestant by faith.
At the request of the deceased, the remains will be cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later date, at which time memorial services for her son and daughter, who passed away several years ago, will also be conducted. Interment will follow in the See Cemetery at a later date.
The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Bernice See.  From 8 and 10 Mar 2003.

Hazel Tidler See
Hazel Tidler See, 90, of Winchester, Va., a former resident of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2003, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.
Born June 23, 1913, in Clarksburg, she was the daughter of James O. T. Tidler and Anna Martha Wickes Tidler. She was the wife of French A. See, whom she married on Dec. 25, 1940, and who died in 1996.
Mrs. See received a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and a master’s degree from Duke University. She taught English in Clarksburg prior to her marriage and was a substitute teacher at Handley High School in Winchester.
Mrs. See was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester. She also was a volunteer interviewer for CCAP, worked on Apple Blossom Festival committees and was a member of Old Fredericktown Garden Club, a book club, a bridge club, American Association of University Women and Blue Ridge Art Museum.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Thomas and Katherine See of Westminster, Md., and Edward and Caroylyn See of Great Falls, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. James and Catherine Tidler of Wilmington, N.C.; five grandchildren, and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Westminster-Canterbury in Winchester with a reception to follow the service. Interment will be in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in French Creek, with a graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church Capital Campaign at 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, Va., 22601.
Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 20 Dec 2003.

Stella A. See
Stella Ann Parkins See, 86, of 1714 Highway 91, Elizabethton, Tenn., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Runa, she had also lived in Terra Alta and Valley Bend, and had lived in Elizabethton since 1986. She was the daughter of the late James Samuel Ervin and Maggie May Reynolds Parkins.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Swecker and husband, Barrett, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Margaret L. “Peggy” Rowold and husband, Edwin, Chesterfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Birt and husband, John, Boynton Beach, Fla.; four great-grandchildren; four nephews; eight nieces; two sisters-in-law, Rose Parkins, Raleigh, N.C., and Margaret Parkins, Sellersburg, Ind.; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and a great-great-niece.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers; one sister; an infant sister; a great-granddaughter and a nephew.
She attended Sue Bennett College and received her LPN degree from Davis Memorial Hospital in 1969. She was a retired LPN at Hopemont Hospital in Terra Alta. She was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. She was a former Girl Scout leader, a former Sunday School teacher and an avid gardener. She was of the Methodist faith.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Buford Hankins officiating. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the V.A. National Cemetery in Mountain Home, Tenn. Military honors will be accorded by the Capt. Lynn H. Folsum of VFW Post 2166. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimers Association. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family via e-mail at condolences@tetrickfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Feb 2003.

Jimmie V. Self Sr.
Jimmie Valentine Self Sr., 63, of Burlington, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at his residence.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment will be in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens.  From 31 May 2003.

Brody P. Sellars
Brody Patrick Sellars, infant son of Patrick Kent and Elizabeth Wamsley Sellars, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 4, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a half brother, Austin Taylor Hogge; maternal grandparents, Kelmar and Marsha Lanham of Mabie, and Tom Wamsley of Ellamore; paternal grandparents, Kent E. and Judy Ann Sellars of Salt Lake City, Utah; maternal great-grandparents, Clates and Louise Zirkle of Norton and the late Gladys Zirkle; and paternal great-grandparents, Estol and Margie Sellars of Sun City, Ariz., and Barbara Hooks of Salt Lake City, Utah. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
Also preceding Brody in death was a brother, Gunthar Wamsley.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Rowan Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Stella Faye Moyer will officiate and interment will follow. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for infant Brody Patrick Sellars.  From 8 Oct 2003.

Aggie F. Selmon
Aggie Fernando Selmon, 91, of Nella’s Nursing Home in Crystal Springs, died Monday, August 11, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born August 12, 1911, at Calhoun County, the son of the late Seth Monroe and Hettie Hester (Wilson) Selmon.
As a young man he worked in the logging camps at Bartow. He also worked on the Hulver Farms in Pocahontas and Randolph County.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rowan and Clyde Selmon.
He is survived by two sisters, Goldie Gutshall of McDowell, Va., and Rosie Pugh of Staunton, Va.; one brother, Otis Selmon of Cherry Grove; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the Monterey Cemetery by the Rev. Donald E. Rose.
Friends may call at the Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, Va.  From 13 Aug 2003.

Herman Seltz
Herman Seltz, M.D., 91, a resident of 1736 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, departed this life early this morning, May 12, 2003, at his home. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Herman Seltz, M.D. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From12 May 2003.

Dr. Herman Seltz
Dr. Herman Seltz, a radiologist in Randolph County from 1945 to 1981, died Monday, May 12, 2003, in Elkins.
Dr. Seltz, born in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1911, spent his early years there, graduating as valedictorian from South High School in 1929 and from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1935.
After interning at the Minneapolis General Hospital and serving as one of three Minneapolis city physicians for a year, he married Jean Wainstock in 1938 and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he started his residency in radiation therapy at the Jewish Hospital and completed it in diagnosis at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1941.
He then joined the U.S. Army Air Force as a lieutenant and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel. Among the many assignments held during his military career were radiologist at Mitchell Field, N.Y., and chief of X-ray, Richmond Army Air Base, Richmond, Va.
In 1945, after retiring from the Army Air Force, he and his wife moved to Elkins. In 1946, he joined the staff of Davis Memorial Hospital where he remained until his retirement in 1981 after 35 years of service.
During his tenure, he served as director of the Cancer Clinic and chief of radiology. After his retirement, he served as a consultant to the hospital for several years.
In addition to his work at Davis Memorial Hospital, he also served as a radiology consultant to several hospitals in the area including the Veterans Administration Hospital in Clarksburg, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon and Tucker County Hospital in Parsons. He also had a case report published in Radiology, the periodical of the Radiological Society of North America.
In 1979, he was chosen by the Davis Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees to cut the ribbon which formally opened that hospital’s new wing. In 1987, he was awarded a gold pin by the House of Delegates of the West Virginia State Medical Association for having practiced medicine for more than 50 years.
Dr. Seltz was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American Medical Association, West Virginia State Medical Association, Tygart Valley Medical Association, American College of Radiology and the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Seltz’s wife of 57 years, Jean Seltz, died in 1995.
Survivors include two children, Dr. Jeffrey N. Seltz of Madison, Wisc., and Deborah S. Birnberg of Springfield, Va.; a sister, Frances Goldin of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a brother, William Seltz of Minneapolis, Minn.; four grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
His brother, Joseph Seltz, preceded him in death.
In accordance with Dr. Seltz’s wishes, no memorial service will be held and interment will be private. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home in Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dr. Herman Seltz. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 May 2003.

Hilda M. Semones
Hilda M. Semones, 71, of 8544 Kavanagh Road, Dundalk, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Elkins, the daughter of the late Dana Kirkpatrick and Phoeba Hess Kirkpatrick.
She is survived by her husband, James A. Semones; two daughters, Deborah Y. Bowman and Karen J. Parsons; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Robert Dillard will officiate and interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Towson, Md. 21204.  From 23 Dec 2003.

Ernest Shaffer
Ernest “Ernie” Shaffer, 36, of the Leading Creek community, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 3, 2003, at his residence. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
Born June 8, 1967, at Elkins, he was the son of Charles Shaffer, who survives at Highland Park, and the late Kittie D. Vandevender Shaffer Watson.
In addition to his father, Ernie is survived by his stepfather, Harold Watson of Belington; and his stepmother, Carol Hedrick Shaffer.
Also surviving is a close companion, Deloris Ann Cross Nestor of Leading Creek; five sisters, Kittie Judy Boyett and husband, Butch, of Arkansas, Marian Shaffer and Carol Shaffer, both of Michigan, Patricia Shaffer and Stanley, Sheria Moore and husband, Arnold, both of Montrose; three brothers, Charlie Shaffer and wife, Diane, of Dotson Run, Jimmy Shaffer and wife, Delores, of Montrose, and Denny Shaffer of Michigan; two stepsisters, Cathy Sponaugle of Highland and Tabby Tharp of Belington; and one stepbrother, Kevin McCauley of St. George.
In addition, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding him in death besides his mother was one stepbrother, Wayne McCauley.
Ernie attended the schools of Randolph County and formerly worked in Michigan. He was known for building fences and last worked for Tygart Moulding Co. as a lumber stacker until becoming disabled.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and especially loved to coon hunt. Ernie also loved children and was loved by many children. He will be sadly missed by his family and all the lives he touched, especially the children.
He was Pentecostal by faith.
Friends were received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home on Sunday. Funeral services were conducted from the Runner Chapel today at 1 p.m. today. Pastor Terry Cannon of the Believer’s Fellowship and the Shiloh Baptist Church officiated. Interment followed in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ernest “Ernie” Shaffer.  From 8 Sep 2003.

Laura M. Shaffer
Laura M. Shaffer, 86, a resident of 1012 W. Central St., Elkins, passed away June 26, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was the wife of Harland Shaffer of Elkins and the mother of Delores J. "Dee" Peaslee of Beverly. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Aurora Cemetery at Aurora. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Laura Marie Shaffer.  From 6 Aug 2003. 

Lester A. Shaffer
Lester Alston Shaffer, 99, of Petersburg, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at the Grant County Nursing Home.
Friends will be received at Schaffer Funeral Home Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at Grace Lutheran Church, Petersburg, Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Sites-Elkhorn Cemetery, Spring Run.  From 26 Feb 2003.

Mary Shahan
Mary Virginia Painter Shahan, 86, of St. George, departed this life early Monday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past week and death was attributed to pneumonia.
She was born Saturday, April 28, 1917, the daughter of the late Marvin C. Painter and Isa Pearl Auvil Painter.
On Aug. 24, 1940, at Red House, Md., she was married to Vernon Allen Shahan, who survives at St. George.
Also surviving are one son, Vernon A. “Butch” Shahan Jr. and wife, Sally, of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Audra Eakin of Weston, Ruby M. Hebb of St. George and Jean Stickley of Winchester, Va.; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Yvonne Minear.
She attended the one-room Ewin School at Auviltown. She was a homemaker and a member of the Parsons Church of God and the Tucker County Senior Center.
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. Eli Hostetler 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 Mary Virginia Painter Shahan.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 9 Dec 2003.

Mary Shahan
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. Eli Hostetler 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 Mary Virginia Painter Shahan.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 10 Dec 2003.

Dorothy I. Sharp
Dorothy Ilene Sharp, 81, of 18 Hinkle Drive, Buckhannon, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at 7:05 a.m. at her residence.
She was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Mannington, a daughter of the late Walter and Mable Hawkins Stevens. On Nov. 8, 1941, she was married to the late Howard Junior Sharp.
She is survived by a daughter, Doris Beckner and husband, Barry, of Buckhannon; two sisters, Mary Jo Sharp and husband, Dale, of Volga and Edith Shaffer and husband, Dale, of Mannington; five grandchildren, Gary and Wayne Beckner and Delmar and Densil Suttle, all of Buckhannon, and Michelle Beckner of Pensacola, Fla.; two great-grandsons, Erik Beckner, Orlando, Fla., and Nathan Beckner, Pensacola, Fla., two special caregivers, Christine Woody and Sandra Garrett, both of Buckhannon; and two special friends, Linda Tenney and Rose Ella McCartney, both of Buckhannon.
She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Mary Lou Sharp, Linda Sue Sharp and Wanda June Sharp, and four brothers.
She was a homemaker and a Christian by faith.
Friends will be received today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Beryl McKisic officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant View Church Cemetery.  From 11 Feb 2003.

James E. Sharp
James Eslie Sharp, 62, of Cass, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Mr. Sharp was born Aug. 30, 1940, at Mingo, a son of Lula Frances Sharp of Cass and the late Woodrow Wilson Sharp.
He was of the Methodist faith and a was a maintenance worker for the Department of Natural Resources.
Surviving are four sisters, Linda Matheny of Green Bank, Connie Sharp of Ferris, Texas, Helen Coleman of Arbovale, and Leona Sharp of Cass; five brothers, Norman Kenneth Sharp of Dallas, Texas, Paul Wilson Sharp of Fayetteville, N.C., Alvin Eugene Sharp of Crawfordville, Fla., Ivan Keith Sharp of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Steve Allen Sharp of Crawfordville, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends will be received at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will follow in Hilltop Cemetery at Cass. Pallbearers will be Billy Cassell, Dave Cassell, Rusty Matheny, John Royal, Johnny Fitzgerald and Christopher Evans. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. From 2 Jan 2003.

Clara B. Shaver
Clara Beryl Shaver, 85, of Cleveland, Ohio, and formerly of Thomas, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at Euclid Meridia Hospital.
She was born July 13, 1917, in Elk Garden, a daughter of the late George and Laura Aronholt Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane Shaver in 1994; two brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include nieces, Etta Dumire of Thomas, Josephine Wilson of Farmington, Marie George of Morgantown; great-niece, Pauletta Dumire of Harrisville; nephews, Ray Ripple of Elkins, Bob Deshong of Connecticut; and great-nephew, Joseph Dumire of Fairmont.
Mrs. Shaver was a homemaker. She was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Moose Clubs of Cleveland, Ohio. She was a Presbyterian by faith.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis today from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hinkle Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Winter officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 15 Feb 2003.

Charles Ezra Shaver
Charles Ezra Shaver, 74, of the Teter Creek Lake community, Route 1, Montrose, formerly of Route 2, Philippi, died Monday evening, Aug. 25, 2003, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born May 18, 1929, at Manheim, Preston County, the son of the late Everett Henry Shaver and the late Violet Cozat Bolyard.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy J. Toothman Durst Shaver, who survives at the Teter Lake community; one son, Charles Allen Shaver and wife, Mary, of Montrose; five daughters, Mrs. Matt (Debra) Goodman of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Gary (Kathy) White of Parsons, Mrs. Frank (Denise) Shine of Philippi, Mrs. Jeff (Shirley) Pharo of Mayette, N.J.; and Mrs. Mark (Patty) Leasure of Keyser; three stepsons, Kenneth Durst and wife, Kathy, of Akron, Ohio, Kevin Durst and wife, Suetta, of Belington, and Greg Durst and wife, Sandy, of Montrose; three brothers, Everett Shaver of Belington, Kent Lee and wife, Mary, of St. George, and Don Lee and wife of California; three sisters, Mrs. Joe (Phyllis) Jones of Illinois, Mrs. Fred (Sharon) Rommel of Kenosha, Wis., and Mrs. Melvin (Carol) Nestor of Keyser; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three sons, Jimmy Shaver, Gary Shaver and John Douglas Shaver; and by one grandchild, Gary David White.
Mr Shaver was a retired equipment operator in the construction industry. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a life member of Laurel Mountain Post 410 Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion in Elkins and Central Chapel United Methodist Church.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Smith and the Rev. Dot Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in the Central Chapel Cemetery with military rites accorded by Barbour Post 44 American Legion. The Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 27 Aug 2003.

Donald H. Shaw
Donald H. Shaw, 68, of Philippi, affectionately known as “Chief,” lost a courageous battle with cancer and entered eternal life, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003.
He was born Nov. 18, 1934, a son of the late Donald V. and Beatrice Mouser Shaw.
His wife of 50 years, the former Jessie Lou Moats, whom he married Nov. 18, 1952, survives on Stalnaker Road, Philippi.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are three sons and four daughters-in-law, James C. Shaw and wife, Leslie, Donald L. Shaw and wife, Paige, Steven M. Shaw and wife, Norman, and Terri Shaw, all of Philippi; eight grandchildren, Rusty Shaw, Chrissy Antonelli, Chasity Shaw Riley, Steven Knight, Amy Wolfe, Michelle Shaw, Robbie Shaw and special granddaughter, Jessica Dawn Shaw, who provided constant undying love, affection and companionship; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas V. Shaw; and one grandson, Christopher Michael Shaw.
He retired from King Knob Coal Company as a heavy equipment operator and later he was engaged in the timbering business.
He left knowing Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was an avid deer hunter.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Burl Haddix assisted by Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Shaw Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice Inc., 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250.  From 13 Jan 2003.

Jerry C. Shears
Jerry Clark Shears, 71, of Springfield, Va., died quietly in his sleep on Friday, June 20, 2003, at the Halquist Memorial In-patient Hospice Center in Arlington, Va.
Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.  From 21 June 2003.

Margaret K. Shelton
Margaret Kathryn Watring Shelton, a resident of the Norton Road, Elkins, departed this life early this morning, Jan. 7, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Margaret Kathryn Watring Shelton. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. From 7 and 8 Jan 2003.

M. Kathryn Shelton
M. Kathryn "Kate" Watring Shelton, 88, a resident of the Norton Road, Elkins, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Jan. 7, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health.
She was born Monday, Oct. 9, 1914, at Elkins, a daughter of the late S. Hayes Watring and Dessie Lambert Watring.
On June 10, 1934, she was married to Harry Leon "Bud" Shelton, who preceded her in death March 26, 1996.
Surviving are one son, R. Hayes Shelton, Elkins; one daughter, Judy Lynn Shelton, Elkins; six grandchildren, Tanya Shelton Pillado, Julie Shelton, Erika Tait Plishka, Kathryn Tait, Matthew Tait and Nathan Shelton; and three great-grandchildren, Cassandra Plishka, Lydia Plishka and Eva DeGregorio.
She was preceded in death by one son, Norman L. Shelton; four brothers, Kent, Glen, Denver and Randall Watring; four half brothers, Earle, Artennis, Alfred and Delmar Watring; and one half sister, Viola Watring.
She attended the schools of Elkins and Davis & Elkins College. She was a homemaker, a member of the Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Davis & Elkins College Aid and a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the choir.
Friends will be received at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Saturday at 11 a.m. with Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating. A Private family interment will follow at a later date. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for M. Kathryn "Kate" Watring Shelton. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. From 9 Jan 2003.

M. Kathryn Shelton
Friends will be received at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. with Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating. A private family interment will follow at a later date. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for M. Kathryn "Kate" Watring Shelton. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. From 10 Jan 2003.

Philip R. Sherman Jr.
Philip R. Sherman Jr., 39, of 1280 Beacon St., Keyser, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born April 22, 1964, in Parsons, he was the son of Sandra "Sandy" Sanders and Donald Sanders of Keyser and Philip R. Sherman Sr. and Carolyn of Horseshoe Run. He was also preceded in death by grandparents, Burley and Tacie Hedrick.
Phil was a graduate of Tucker County High School. He was a former employer in the maintenance department at Canaan Valley Resort and at Mountaineer Food and Beverage of Keyser. He was an accomplished carpenter, electrician and mechanic, an avid hunter and loved the outdoors and car racing. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Parsons.
Surviving in addition to his parents, Sandy and Don Sanders and Phil Sherman Sr., are his grandparents, Oscar and Lavelle Sherman of Montrose, and his aunts and uncles, Burley Hedrick and wife, Barb; Harold Hedrick and wife, Brenda; Phil Hedrick and wife Cheryl, all of Ravenna, Ohio; Sharon Pillow and husband, Larry, of Newton Falls, Ohio; Bill Hedrick and wife Janice of Incline Village, Nev.; Shelia Hedrick of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Dave Sherman and wife, Lorraine, of Ohio, Steve Sherman and wife, Mary, of Michigan; and Becky Bozic and husband, Dennis of Virginia. A number of many special cousins and friends also survive.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p m. today at the Markwood Funeral Home in Keyser. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home today at 8 p.m. with the Rev Gordon T. Humphreys officiating.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church, Red Creek, at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Gordon T. Humphreys officiating. The body will be taken to the church prior to services and the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in Flanagan Hill Cemetery in Red Creek.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to: Dialysis Unit, C/O Memorial Hospital, 600 Memorial Ave., Cumberland, Md. 21502, or a charity of your choice.  From 15 Jul 2003. 

Orval R. Shifflett
Orval Ray “Wez” Shifflett, 77, a resident of 61 13th St., Elkins, passed away Friday, May 2, 2003, at 7:52 p.m. at his residence. He had been a patient at Monongalia General Hospital and Ruby Memorial Hospital since March 10, 2003. Death was attributed to complications from open heart surgery.
He was born June 24, 1925, in Bemis, a son of the late Joseph and Rosa Belle Hansbrough Shifflett.
On Nov. 4, 1946, he was united in marriage to the former Nellie J. “Nelle” Phares, who preceded him in death on July 3, 1996.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Brad (Lynn) Pugh, Mrs. Jimmy (Roxanne) Webley, and Mrs. Greg (Anne) Silvester, all of Elkins; three sons, the Rev. Stephen Ray Shifflett and wife, Susan, of Williamsport, Md., Terry Lee Shifflett and wife, Chris, of Elkins, and Donald Roberts Shifflett and wife, Methilda, of Beverly; and two brothers, Ronald Shifflett and Calvin Shifflett and wife, Frances, both of Elkins.
Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife were three brothers, Clarence, Maynard and Medford Shifflett.
He had previously worked for Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, Md. He also was employed by the Dutch Oven Bakery for several years and retired in 1988 from the West Virginia Department of Highways, Weights and Measures Division, as a weight enforcement officer.
He was a member of the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. He was also a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, having enrolled on Dec. 10, 1941, and serving in several different camps and was discharged on June 9, 1942.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II, aboard the USS Yorktown. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 16, 1945. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Medal, World War II Victory Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was a Brethren by faith. He could play any instrument by ear and could sing as well. He loved to work crossword puzzles, garden and spend time with his family, of which he was very proud. He also was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger. He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home today after 5 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Stephen Ray Shifflett and Elder Howard Harper will officiate. Interment will follow in the American Legion Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale. Full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that contributions be made in memory of Mr. Shifflett to the Rosenbaum Family House, Medical Center Drive, PO Box 8228, Morgantown, W.Va. 26506-8228, or Hospice Care, 629 North Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Orval Ray “Wez” Shifflett.  From 5 May 2003.

Mary Herron Shiflett
Mary Helena “Jim” Tackett Herron Shiflett, 76, a former resident of Mill Creek and a resident of Akron, Ohio, for the past 10 years, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the Akron General Hospital where she had been a patient for the past week. She had been in failing health for the past two years.
Born May 12, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Hazel Currence Tackett.
She was twice married. Her first husband, James Paul Herron, survives in Easley, S.C. Her second husband preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Eleanore Fincham and husband, Clyde, of Mogadore, Ohio, Dianna Biggie of Akron, Ohio, and Judy Chiles of Greenville, S.C.; one son, Donald “Duck” Herron, who made his home with his mother; one daughter-in-law, Susan Herron of Belington; five sisters, Ruth Howard of Fairmont, Kathleen Dingley of Baltimore, Md., Tina Croston and husband, Bill, of Valley Bend, Irene Phillips and husband, Bill, of Valley Bend, and Bonnie Rhodes of Mill Creek; and one brother, Lonnie Tackett of Mill Creek.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Clyde Fincham Jr., Jeffrey Fincham, Kristina Biggie, Dicky Biggie, James Biggie, Eddie Workman, Samantha Workman, Calvin Herron Jr., Missy Herron and Matthew Herron; 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was one son, Calvin Herron; one sister, Lina Taylor; and two brothers, Frank and Robert Tackett.
Mary attended Tygarts Valley High School and was formerly employed at Bata Shoe Co., Reidbord and Nella’s, and retired from Snowshoe in housekeeping in 1983.
Mary liked to play bingo. She loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed arts and crafts.
She was a member of the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church and the Randolph County Senior Center.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 6 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, Mrs. Shiflett will be moved to the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church for visitation from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Frank Long and the Rev. Randy Long, pastors of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Helena “Jim” Tackett Herron Shiflett.  From 31 Dec 2003.

Helen V. Shimer
Helen V. Shimer, 81, of Gregorys Run, died suddenly at 6:47 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born Oct. 13, 1921, at Adolph, the daughter of the late Albert and Odessie Rush Brown.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth L. Shimer, whom she married Aug. 2, 1947; two daughters, Karen Shaw and husband, Robert, Brookfield, Wisc., and Cathy Malson and husband, Brian, Homer Glen, Ill.; one son, Roger Shimer, Fairmont; four sisters, Mabel Gathagan, Pasadena, Md., Betty Hill, Shinnston, Bessie Ann Fincham, Glen Bernie, Md., and Phyllis Knaggs, Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, Ralph Brown, Maryland, Robert Brown, Valley Bend, and William Brown, Pasadena, Md.; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Stoeckmann and husband, Thomas, Steven Shaw and wife, Stephanie, Sheila Shaw, Scott Malson, Stacey Michel, and husband Paul, Sarah Malson and Crystal Shimer; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
One brother, James Brown, is deceased.
Mrs. Shimer was a member of Issacs Creek Baptist Church and also attended Calvary Independent Church in Lumberport.
Friends were received Sunday at the Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston where funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today. Dr. Robert Shaw and Pastor Clyde Murphy officiated and interment followed in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville.  From 18 Aug 2003.

Thomas Shinaberry
Thomas H. Shinaberry, 68, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003.
He was born in Cass and graduated from Elkins High School in 1952.
He is survived by his wife, Elva Wheeler Shinaberry, of 8235 Cornwall Road, Baltimore, Md. 21222.
Also surviving are three sons, Danny, Terry and Larry Shinaberry; one daughter, Rene Baer; four brothers; one sister; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  From 30 Oct 2003.

David Shingleton Sr.
David E. Shingleton Sr., 65, of 24 Meadow St., Buckhannon, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at his home.
He was born on Oct. 17, 1937, in Spelter, the son of the late Joseph K. and Mary E. Dodd Shingleton.
On Oct. 9, 1965, he married Rose Mary McDaniels Shingleton, who preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 1995.
Surviving are three sons, David E. Shingleton Jr.-Cunningham of Buckhannon, Terry A. Shingleton-Cunningham of Olney Springs, Colo., and Brian K. “Bud” Shingleton, Buckhannon; one daughter, Mary Rose Ware, Buckhannon; three brothers, John Snyder, Glenn Falls, Jack Shingleton, Nutter Fort, and Neil Shingleton, Buckhannon; one sister, Sharon Stutler, Shinnston; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Orman Shingleton.
He was a mining reclamation inspector. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Moose Lodge 596 and a lifetime member of the NRA.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Cutright officiating. Interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon.  From 14 May 2003.

Anetta C. Shipe
Anetta Carolyn Dingess Shipe, 55, of 418 Benson St., Staunton, Va., died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at her residence.
She was born June 23, 1947, in Man, a daughter of Victor and Dixie Butcher Dingess.
Prior to retirement, she was employed by the American Safety Razor Co. with 28 years of service. She was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School and attended Marshall College. She attended Victory Worship Center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Polly Goodwin.
Survivors include two daughters, Tessa Mae Shipe and Farrah Ann Shipe of Staunton, Va.; two brothers, Charles Dingess and Mac Dingess, both of Belington; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Bonnie and Charles Howes of Pensacola, Fla., Ella Ingram and Mary Casiday, both of Staunton, Va., and Lois Conrad of Belington; one granddaughter, Sionell Tobin Shipe; several nieces and nephews, a special niece, Christy Corbin; and a special friend, Debbie Thornton. Also surviving is her former husband, Louis Shipe of Waynesboro.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Ray Eppard. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today in the funeral home and other times at the homes of her sisters, Ella Ingram, 408 Benson St., Mary Casiday, 810 Skymont Road, or the home of her daughter, Farrah Ann Shipe, 671 Indian Mound Road, Verona.
Memorial donations may be made to the Victory Worship Center, 200 Hammond Lane, Staunton, Va. 24401.  From 18 Apr 2003.

Mary M. Shipley
Mary M. Shipley, 83, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at her home.
She was born July 17, 1920, in Somerset, Pa., the daughter of the late Jesse James and Ora Mae Wills Sterner.
She was married to Fred Victor Shipley Sr., who preceded her in death.
Surviving are eight children, Ronald R. Shipley of Clarksville, Pa., Donald R. Shipley of Rices Landing, Pa., Elda M. Banes and Patricia A. Simons, both of Buckhannon, Gerald L. Shipley of Parkersburg, and Geraldine L. Bender, Tammie K. Shipley and Melvin Shipley, all of Buckhannon. Thirty grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and a sister, Clema Ream of Confluence, Pa., also survive.
She was preceded in death by one son, Fred Victor Shipley Jr., and two daughters, Sandra L. Kahlbaugh and Cathy L. Shipley.
Mrs. Shipley was a homemaker.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., also at the funeral chapel. Graveside services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Cemetery in Jefferson, Pa.
The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Mary M. Shipley.  From 21 Nov 2003.

Helen P. Shipman
Helen P. Shipman, 77, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003.
She was the beloved wife of James E. Shipman, the beloved mother of Candace Shipman, and the sister of Juanita Reda and Lucille Morris, both of Pennsylvania.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Demaine Springfield-Annandale Funeral Chapel, Backlick and Edsall Roads, Springfield, Va. Interment will follow at National Memorial Park, 7400 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va. The family will accept flowers or you may make a donation to the charity of your choice.   From 22 Oct 2003.

Evelyn Shobe
Evelyn Wilson Mongold Shobe, 89, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital.
Visitations will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grace Lutheran Church. From 25 Sep 2003.

Charles E. Shockey
Charles Edward Shockey, 65, a resident of Halltown, since August 1993, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health since June 2002. Death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Jan. 12, 1938, in Monterville, a son of the late A. Earl and Audra M. Shockey.
On Dec. 10, 1955, he was united in marriage to the former Isabelle M. Jenkins, who survives in Halltown.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jay (Peggy) Dickerson of Charlotte Hall, Md.; two sons, Charles Shockey Jr. of Martinsburg, and Albert Shockey of Charles Town; and two brothers, A. Earl Shockey and Herbert W. Shockey.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, Somer Shockey, Chelsea Shockey, Jay Dickerson II and Joshua Dickerson.
Preceding him in death on Feb. 28, 1943, was one brother, Homer C. Shockey.
Mr. Shockey served in the U.S. Navy. He then followed the advice of his brother, Earl Jr., and became a crane operator. He worked out of the Operating Engineers Local 77 in Washington, D.C. He worked in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area, retiring with 37 years. He was a master Mason and a member of the Birmingham Lodge 188 in Beltsville, Md.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of F.E. Runner Funeral Home.  From 13 Feb 2003.

Charles E. Shockey
At the request of the deceased the remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday at Mill Creek United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. The Rev. Doyle Ryder and the Rev. Richard Haney will officiate. Interment of the cremains will follow in Mill Creek Cemetery. The Tygart Valley Post 3647 VFW and the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will conduct full military rites at the gravesite. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Edward Shockey.  From 14 Feb 2003.

Lucinda A. Shockey
Lucinda Audra "Jackie" Shockey, 85, of Route 2, French Creek, Alton Road, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born April 21, 1918, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Walter Ware and Russie Herron Ware.
She was united in marriage on March 31, 1934, to Harold B. Shockey, who preceded her in death on March 16, 1989.
She is survived by one son, Donald Shockey and wife, Loretta, of Route 2, French Creek; three granddaughters, Carrie Louise Shockey of French Creek, Tammy Jean Shockey of Cape Coral, Fla., and Tonnya Kay Lowther and husband, Ed, of Buckhannon; and two great-granddaughters, Brandi Lowther and Shalayna Lowther of Buckhannon.
Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Lowther and the Rev. Edward Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in Lanham Cemetery at Queens. Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel Inc. is in charge of the arrangements for Lucinda A. "Jackie" Shockey. From 16 Jun 2003.

Rudy L. Shomo
Rudy L. Shomo, 65, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003.
He was born June 7, 1937, in Junior, the youngest child of Denver and Freda Shomo.
Rudy graduated from Belington High School in the class of 1955 with letters in football and basketball.
He continued his education, earning a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering on June 19, 1961, from West Virginia University.  During college, Rudy participated in Army ROTC.  After college he began a career working for the Union Carbide Corp. in Sistersville.
In the late 1980s, Rudy became plant manager of the Institute Plant and continued to enjoy success in his career until an illness forced him to retire in 1994.  At the time of his retirement Rudy was vice president of the Specialty Division for Rhone-Poulenc in Cranbury, N.J.
On March 27, 1992, Rudy was granted membership into the Academy of Chemical Engineers at West Virginia University for "having brought honor and professionalism to the department."
Rudy was a man with a wide degree of interests and blessed with the gifts to excel in them all.  A musician and performer, Rudy played the trombone, guitar and banjo.  In the late 1950s he sang in a barbershop quartet and sang in a folk band in the late 1960s.
Rudy was owner and builder of several championship racing cars.  A drag racer in the 1960s at the Eldora raceway and stock car set track records and won many season championships across northern West Virginia and southern Ohio in the 1970s.
An inventor and scientist, Rudy invented and developed a more economical means of producing charcoal.  while working with the Union Carbide corpo., he developed a bonding agent for epoxy and fiberglass.  In the mid-1980s, Rudy built an experimental aircraft.
The one interest that Rudy enjoyed most was flying as a private pilot.  In 1977, he earned his private pilot certificate and purchased his first plane. Two years later he earned his instrumental pilot certificate.
By the mid-1990s, Rudy had owned several planes and had become twin-engine rated.  The illness that had brought his professional career to a close in 1994 threatened to end his pursuit of flying.  With the suport of his friends in aviation, Rudy was able to continue his pastime.  In 2002, Rudy participated in  the "Flight Across America," a tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Rudy is survived by his beloved wife and friend, Kathy Lemon Shomo; his sister, Joy Peets; and children, Richard Shomo, Vickie Shomo, Stephanie Shomo and Stephen Shomo.
Rudy's grandchildren are Kimberly Shomo, Josh Shomo, John DiVenere, Adam DiVenere, Jason Meadows, Amie Meadows, Daniel Hood, David Hood, James Hood, John Klassen, Ariene Shomo and Colin Shomo.
Rudy is also survived by his close friends, whom he considered family.
Rudy was the son of a coal miner in a disadvantaged time, but he did not let it hold him down.
Rudy made the most of God's gifts until illness diminished those gifts, but he did not let it hold him down.
Rudy lost is earthly life seemingly too soon, but he will not let it hold him down.
He soars the skies with angels now, because he cannot be held down.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Albans with the Rev. Patrick McDonough officiating.  Burial will be in the Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 pm. Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Mortuary in South Charleston.  From 24 Feb 2003. 

Virginia Short
Virginia L. “Toots” Norton Short, 86, of 331 Pullman Ave., Rochester, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Unity Living Center in Rochester, N.Y., where she had been a patient since July 2, and was later transferred to HOSPICE Care at the Living Center. Death was attributed to cancer.
Virginia was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Elkins and was the loving daughter of the late Harvey E. Norton and Nettie E. Biller Norton.
She is survived by two sisters, Clara M. Norton Moran of Westfield, Mass., and Annalee Norton Louk of Windsor, Va.; a beloved niece, Darlene Ferguson Phares of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, John A. Norton and Elmer W. Norton; and three sisters, Bertha J. Norton Bankston, Lucille Norton Shreve and Betty I. Norton Ferguson. A beloved companion, Peter Urda, also preceded her in death.
Before moving to Rochester, she was a resident of New York, N.Y. She was an avid supporter of the Rochester City Zoo and Lollie Pop Farms of Rochester, a sanctuary for homeless animals. Her love of pets was a special part of her life.
Before retiring she enjoyed traveling and had made several trips to Hawaii, which was her favorite place for vacationing. She also enjoyed playing bingo with her friends at local churches in Rochester.
She was a retiree from Eastman Kodak after 33 years of service and received several merit awards during her time of service. She was active with other retirees until stricken ill in February of this year.
Virginia loved life and making others happy. She always had a smile and a word to say to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a Christian by faith.
Friends were received at the New Comer Family Funeral Home in Rochester, N.Y., on Aug. 11 followed by a funeral service. Interment was at the Falls Cemetery in Rochester, N.Y.  From 18 Aug 2003.

William B. Short
William Bradford “Brad” Short, 49, of Valley Head, died in a motorcycle accident Saturday, July 19, 2003, en route to his work at Snowshoe Mountain resort where he was assistant ski patrol manager. He had been associated with Snowshoe for 22 years.
He was an avid sportsman and a certified ski patroller on the National Ski Patrol system. He graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1971 where he was active in athletic and extra-curricular activities. He was an Eagle Scout.
He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS degree in business administration in 1975. He was associated with his father in Short Cable and Supply Co. until assuming his position at Snowshoe.
He was born Oct. 14, 1953, in Buckhannon, a son of William R. and Dorothy Dutton Short of Buckhannon. Also surviving are a daughter, Carrie Logan Short, and her mother, Rebekah Shays, both of Valley Head; a brother, Bartley Dutton Short and wife, Shauna, of Buckhannon; a companion, Pamela Cook of Valley Head; and a stepnephew, David Linger, and a great-stepnephew, Kody Linger, both of Buckhannon.
He was a member of Elks BPOE No. 1736 and Moose Lodge No. 598.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Snowshoe Ski Patrol, PO Box 10, Snowshoe, W.Va., 26209.  From 21 Jul 2003.

William B. Short
William Bradford “Brad” Short, 49, of Valley Head, died in a motorcycle accident Saturday, July 19, en route to his work at Snowshoe Mountain Resort where he was assistant ski patrol manager. He had been associated with Snowshoe for 22 years.
He was an avid sportsman and a certified ski patroller on the National Ski Patrol system. He graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1971 where he was active in athletic and extra-curricular activities. He was an Eagle Scout.
He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS degree in business administration in 1975. He was associated with his father in Short Cable and Supply Co. until assuming his position at Snowshoe.
He was born Oct. 14, 1953, in Buckhannon, a son of William R. and Dorothy Dutton Short of Buckhannon. Also surviving are a daughter, Carrie Logan Short and her mother, Rebekah Sharp, both of Valley Head; a brother, Bartley Dutton Short and wife, Sharon of Buckhannon; a companion, Pamela Cook of Valley Head; and a stepnephew, David Linger, and a great-stepnephew, Kody Linger, both of Buckhannon.
He was a member of Elks BPOE No. 1736 and Moose Lodge No. 598. He was a member of Shavers Fork Fire and Rescue Department.
Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin officiating. A memorial service will be held Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at Snowshoe Mountain Resort at the top of the Western Territory lift with the Rev. Dan Macgill officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Snowshoe Ski Patrol, PO Box 10, Snowshoe, W.Va. 26209.  From 23 Jul 2003.

Mildred V. Showalter
Mildred Velma Showalter, 82, of Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, formerly of Dryfork, passed away May 26, 2003.
Mrs. Showalter was born March 14, 1921, in Sully. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Lottie Hedrick Kerns.
She is survived by one daughter, Judith Showalter of Dryfork; one sister, Lulu M. Kerns of Elkins; and a young friend, Jodielee Pratt.
Mrs. Showalter was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Showalter, who passed away in 1972; one daughter, Patricia; two brothers and eight sisters.
Mrs. Showalter was a school teacher and a homemaker. She was also a member of the Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church.
Friends were received at the Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis on Tuesday and services were conducted from the Hinkle Funeral Home Chapel today at 11 a.m. with the Rev. J.J. Johnson and Rev. Neil Parsons officiating. Interment followed in the Kerns Family Cemetery in Sully. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 28 May 2003.

Mona Shoyer
Mona Bennett Shoyer, 55, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at home in Green Cove Springs, Fla. Death was due to cancer.
She was the daughter of the late Ezra Bennett and Edith Rose Lamb Bennett, who had lived in Mingo.
She was twice married, first to Paul Dawson and then to Raymond Shoyer, who preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2003.
She is survived by two sons, Dallas Shoyer and wife, Nicole, and Robert Dawson and wife, Romona; and three grandchildren, Rose, Jacob and Austin Dawson.
She is also survived by five sisters and one brother, Reva Primovera, Norton, Ohio, Nancy Poole, Ridgeville, Ind., Rella Bodkins, Valley Head, Racheal LeMasters, Lanagan, Mo., Sharon Bennett, Valley Head, and Bud Bennett, Murray City, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Bennett.
The Ponds Family Funeral Home in Green Cove Springs, Fla., was in charge of the arrangements and cremation. This announcement is a courtesy of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 4 Sep 2003.

Dorothy E. Shreve
Dorothy Elizabeth Shreve, 83, of Maysville, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, in Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at Harmony Baptist Church Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Maysville Cemetery at Maysville.  From 20 Jun 2003.

Madeline S. Shreve
Madeline Sparks Shreve, 67, of Buckeye, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va.
She was the dietitian manager at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. She was a charter member of the Huntersville First Baptist Church and a charter member of the Trinity Baptist Church.
She was born July 5, 1936, at Campbelltown, a daughter of the late Roy Jonah and Letha Pringle Sparks.
In addition to her parents, brothers, Roy Jonah Sparks Jr., Carl Sparks and Samuel Sparks, preceded her in death.
Her husband, Frank Shreve; daughters, Cynthia Elizabeth Louise Shreve Morrison of Buckeye, Susan Jean Shreve Galloway of Marlinton; son, Todd Jonah Shreve of York, Pa.; brother, David Sparks of Marlinton; sisters, Ruth Laneum of Waco, Texas, Thelma Shoemake and Helen Jackson, both of Elkins, Frances White of Elyria, Ohio, and Mildred Sue Bradford of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren survive her.
The Rev. Betty Shields will hold funeral services Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church in Buckeye at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery at Marlinton. Friends may call today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, Buckeye. VanReenen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 25 Jul 2003.

Lloyd J. Simmons
Lloyd Junior Simmons, 73, a resident of Darkey Hollow, Hambleton, departed this life Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26, 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 Lloyd Junior Simmons. From 27 Jan 2003.

Lloyd Junior Simmons
Lloyd Junior Simmons, 73, a resident of Simmons Road, Hambleton, departed this life Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2003, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to a massive heart attack.
He was born Dec. 22, 1929, at Hambleton, a son of the late Edward Simmons and Edna R. Mitchell Simmons.
On Nov. 8, 1954, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Carol Ann Carr, who survives at Hambleton.
Also surviving are two sons, Rick L. Simmons and wife, Barbara and Jeffrey L. Simmons, all of Hambleton; and four grandchildren, Kimberly Lynn Showalters and husband, Charles, Hendricks, Jeffrey, Katie and Ricky Lynn Simmons Jr., all of Hambleton.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by four brothers, Roy Simmons, Charles Simmons, Earl Simmons and Delmar Simmons; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Ann Simmons.
He attended the one room school at Mackeyville. He served with the U.S. Navy during 1948 to 1952. He was a foreman for the former Dorman Woolen Mills until its closing. He was a carpenter and electrician for the North Central Company. He owned and operated along with his wife the former Simmons Grocery Store at Hambleton. He was a farmer and a member of the former Church of the Brethren at Hambleton.
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Thursday at 1 p.m. Pastor Loren Metzner and Pastor Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lloyd Junior Simmons.  From 28 Jan 2003.

Lloyd J. Simmons
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Thursday at 1 p.m. Pastor Loren Metzner and Pastor Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lloyd Junior Simmons.  From 29 Jan 2003.

Shirley M. Simmons
Shirley Mae Simmons, 58, a resident of 208 Beech Ave., Philippi, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2003, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 27, 1944, at Berryburg, a daughter of the late Gordon Dayton McGee Sr. and Theressa Jane Bartlett McGee.
She was united in marriage on Oct. 25, 1968, to Herbert Junior Simmons, who preceded her in death on May 23, 1994.
Surviving her are three daughters, Shirley Ann McGee Gordon, Philippi, Patty Elaine McGee McMannis, Belington, and Betty Jo McGee Tenney, Philippi; three sons, Robert Junior Simmons, Donald Dewayne Simmons and David Lee Simmons, all of Junior; one stepson, Robert Lynn Simmons, Coalton; five sisters, Mary Edith Brewer, Morgantown, Margaret Katherine McGee, Philippi, Reta B. Foster, Philippi, Frona J. Bennett, Buckhannon, and Elizabeth Ann Collins, Philippi; three brothers, Winfield S. McGee, Philippi, Oda M. McGee, Harman, Carl J. McGee, Geneva, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles W. McGee, Gordon D. McGee Jr. and Arley W. McGee.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Hunter’s Fork Pentecostal Church.
Friends are being received at Wright’s Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, until 2 p.m. today, the service hour. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Shirley Webster officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.  From 15 Apr 2003.

William R. Simmons
William Robert Simmons, 70, a resident of Elkins Manor, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 27, 2003, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.
He was born Nov. 22, 1932, at Elkins, the son of the late John Elmer Simmons and Ethel Helena Booth Simmons.
On Aug. 27, 1973, at Baltimore, he was married to Phyllis D. Pritt, who survives.
Also surviving are one stepson, John L. Smith and wife, Josephine, of Sykesville, Md.; two stepdaughters, Marlene Snyder and husband, Larry, of Harman and Carolyn Steinmetz and husband, John, of Cumberland, Md.
Also surviving are one brother, John E. Simmons Jr. of Beverly; two sisters, Edna M. Wegman of Dailey and Nancy J. McCullough of Polk City, Fla.; 10 stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one stepson, Fredrick Smith; and two brothers, James Lee Simmons and Gary Wayne Simmons.
Mr. Simmons was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Army in 1951.
He was the assistant manager of Elkins Manor for 15 years prior to his retirement.
Friends may call at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon, the funeral hour. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for William Robert Simmons.  From 29 and 30 Sep 2003.

Charles D. Simon
Charles D. “Chubb” Simon, 73, of Century, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born Jan. 4, 1930, the son of the late Philip Simon and Freda Queen Simon.
On July 31, 1951, he was married to Norma A. McLain Simon, who survives.
Surviving are five daughters, Cathy “Jody” Streets of Weston, Charlene Hardman of Vinton, Va., and Cheryl Kilmer, Cindy Spotloe and Caryn Simon, all of Century; one son, Charles Simon II of Century; two brothers, Richard Simon of Lynchburg, Va., and James Simon of Buckhannon; one sister, Iris Mae McLain of Hodgesville; nine grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Donald Hardman III.
He was coal miner and worked in the Bethlehem mines. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Old Timers CB’ers Club and the National Rifle Association.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion will conduct military honors at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 415 Dickinson St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301 in memory of Mr. Simon. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 8 Nov 2003. 

Charles D. Simon
Charles D. “Chubb” Simon, 73, of Century, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born Jan. 4, 1930, the son of the late Philip Simon and Freda Queen Simon.
On July 31, 1951, he was married to Norma A. McLain Simon, who survives.
Surviving are five daughters, Cathy “Jody” Streets of Weston, Charlene Hardman of Vinton, Va., and Cheryl Kilmer, Cindy Spotloe and Caryn Simon, all of Century; one son, Charles Simon II of Century; two brothers, Richard Simon of Lynchburg, Va., and James Simon of Buckhannon; one sister, Iris Mae McLain of Hodgesville; nine grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Donald Hardman III.
He was coal miner and worked in the Bethlehem mines. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Old Timers CB’ers Club and the National Rifle Association.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion will conduct military honors at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 415 Dickinson St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301 in memory of Mr. Simon. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 10 Nov 2003.

James H. Simon
James Hulling Simon, 58, of Richlands, N.C., died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C.
He was born Nov. 8, 1944, in Philippi and joined the U.S. Marine Corps in June 1962. He worked as a truck driver.
Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Marvella McLean Simon of Richlands, N.C.; his daughter, Angela Brown, also of Richland, N.C.; and his son, James M. Simon, of Lakeland, Fla.
He is also survived by his parents, James W. and Mary Thrasher Simon, and his sister, Loretta Jean Anglin, all of Philippi; a brother, Timothy Warren Simon, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and three grandchildren, Anthony Joseph Hamrick, Samantha Jo Hamrick and James Logan Simon.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Louise Simon.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mansfield United Methodist Church in Philippi with the Rev. Linda Payton officiating.  From 15 May 2003.

Naomi Sinclair
The family will receive friends at the Parsons Church of God from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. On Thursday morning, final rites will be conducted at the church at 11 a.m. Pastor Eli Hostetler and Pastor Harley DeLeurere will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Naomi Bonner Sinclair.  From 17 Sep 2003.

Naomi Sinclair
Naomi Bonner Sinclair, 84, of Pennsylvania Avenue in Parsons, departed this life Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to a stroke.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home of Parsons for Naomi Bonner Sinclair.  From 15 Sep 2003.

Naomi B. Sinclair
Naomi Bonner Sinclair, 84, of Parsons, departed this life Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to complications from a stroke.
She was born July 2, 1919, at Hendricks, the daughter of the late Ira Laken Bonner and Lena Carr Bonner.
She was thrice married, first to Ralph Helmick and then to Jessie Tennant, both of whom preceded her in death. In May 1993, she was united in marriage to the Rev. Blaine Sinclair, who survives.
Also surviving are two stepsons, Larry Sinclair of Indiana, and Roger Dale Sinclair of Summersville; four stepdaughters, Sharon Lee Friendcore of Virginia; Patsy Lee Morgan and Pamela Echols, both of Summersville, and Bonnie Jean Sigerman of Madison; several stepgrandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren; four brothers, Don G. Bonner and wife, Louise, and Paul Bonner and wife, Betty, all of Parsons, Coy Bonner and wife, Pat, and Gerald Bonner and wife, Ellen, all of Hendricks.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Forrest, Stanley, Roscoe and Charles Bonner.
She attended the two-room school at Mill Run, was an employee of the former Tucker County Hospital as a nurses’ aide for many years, was a homemaker and had a great love of flowers.
The family will receive friends at the Parsons Church of God from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday morning, final rites will be conducted at the church at 11 a.m. Pastor Eli Hostetler and Pastor Harley DeLeurere will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Naomi Bonner Sinclair.  From 16 Sep 2003.

Vespa Sinclair
Vespa Sinclair, 90, a resident of the White Ridge community, Saint George, and more recently a resident of the Broaddus Long Term Care at Philippi, departed this life early this morning, Jan. 27, 2003, at the care center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home for Vespa Sinclair. From 27 Jan 2003.

Vespa M. Sinclair
Vespa Mae White Sinclair, 80, a resident of the White Ridge community, Limestone, St. George, and more recently, a resident of the Broaddus Long Term Care in Philippi, departed this life early Monday morning, Jan. 27, 2003, at the care center. Death was attributed to complications associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born April 11, 1912, at Oakland, Md., a daughter of the late William Page White and Idella Edna Michaels White.
On April 17, 1934, at Oakland, Md., she was united in marriage to Albert Carrico Sinclair, who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1997. The had celebrated 68 years of marriage.
Surviving are three sons, Eldon Milton Sinclair of Manhattan, N.Y., Denzil Warren “Denny” Sinclair, Limestone, and James Quinten “Jimmy” Sinclair and wife, Adie Maxine, of Warrenton, Va.; five daughters, Edna Ellen Keller and husband, Denzil, Location Road, St. George, Alberta “Kay” Watring and husband, William, Ocoee, Fla., Dorothy Mae Sinclair, Limestone, St. George, Norma Jean Perriero and husband, Robert, Hambleton, N.J., and Nancy Lea Lipscomb and husband, Ernest, Limestone, St. George; 23 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Derrill Rodney Sinclair; one granddaughter, Debbie Sinclair; and one foster sister, Alberta Sanders.
She was home-schooled by her mother who was a teacher. She attended the Mount Carmel Methodist Church at White Ridge for many years. She was a member of the former Limestone Farm Women’s Club. She was an avid gardener, had a great love for music and was a noted cook.
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home Friday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery at White Ridge. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Vespa Mae White Sinclair.  From 28 and 29 Jan 2003.

Vespa M. Sinclair
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home Friday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery at White Ridge. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Vespa Mae White Sinclair.  From 30 and 31 Jan 2003.

John W. Sipe
John W. Sipe, 75, of Belington, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2003, in Ruby Memorial Hospital due to complications from heart surgery.
He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Junior, the son of the late Elmer Jack and Hazel Armstrong Sipe.
He was united in marriage on Sept. 1, 1951, to Rosalee McLean Sipe, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Johnny Dale Sipe, Terry Lee Sipe and wife, Sandy, and Gregory Lynn Sipe and wife, Sheila, all of Belington; two sisters, Dorothy Dale McCauley and Bridgette Ervin, both of Elkins; six grandchildren J.D. Sipe of Virginia, Tara Sipe Bennett, Natosha Sipe, Brian Sipe, Brandon Sipe and Elliott Sipe, all of Belington; one great-grandchild, Chase Bennett of Belington; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Moore; two brothers-in-law, Charles Moore and Jim McCauley; and one infant brother.
Over the years he had been employed by Norton Coal Co., Badger Coal Co., Western Maryland Railroad and Black Rock Construction Co.
He was a charter member of the Junior Volunteer Fire Department, Belington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 410, American Legion, United Mine Workers Union and was a past member of the Barbour County Democrat Executive Committee.
He attended the schools of Barbour County until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1945 to serve in World War II. He was a recipient of the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Metal Japan.
On Dec. 10, 2002, John was awarded his high school diploma after the 2000 Legislature passed a bill providing diplomas to veterans who left high school early to join a branch of the U.S. military during wartime.
A gifted athlete, Mr. Sipe was an avid baseball and fast-pitch softball enthusiast and played high school football as well. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends.
John was a devoted family man and was well known throughout the county, having many friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 6 p.m. today until 1 p.m. Friday, the service hour. The Rev. F.L. “Wink” McQuain will officiate. American Legion Post 44 will present the American flag. Mr. Sipe’s request for cremation will be honored. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 23 Oct 2003.

Fred Sites Jr.
Fred Sites Jr., 78, a resident of Whitmer, passed away Wednesday at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Fred Sites Jr.   From 7 Aug 2003. 

Fred Sites Jr.
Fred Sites Jr., 78, a resident of Whitmer, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born Aug. 11, 1924, at Whitmer, a son of the late Fred Sites Sr. and Nola Gay Sites.
On June 30, 1954, at Harman, he married the former Joy Lou Nelson who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Wayne Sites of Crimora, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Marlene) Burkhammer of Jane Lew; two brothers, Harold Sites of Whitmer, Jearl Sites of Harman; one stepbrother, George Nelson of Baltimore, Md; one grandson, Christopher Burkhammer and wife, Jennifer, of Jane Lew.
Mr. Sites was employed for many years at the Hecks Department Store and prior to his illness, was employed at the Seneca Rocks Recovery Center.
He was a member of the Whitmer Church of God.
Friends may call at the Whitmer Church of God from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at the Whitmer Church of God on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Todd Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow at the Laurel Hills Cemetery. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Fred Sites Jr.  From 8 Aug 2003. 

Holly W. Sites
Holly Worth Sites, 72, a former resident of 201 Wilson St., Elkins, and more recently of Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington, departed this life early Sunday morning, Jan. 19, 2003, at the nursing home. He had been in declining health for the past six years.
He was born Monday, July 14, 1930, at the Mouth of Seneca, a son of the late Cletus Sites and Ella Painter Sites.
He was married to the former Maxine C. Harman, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Wilma L. Burdette and husband, John, Beverly, and Brenda S. Long and husband, Robert, Junior; one son, Holly W. Sites Jr., Seneca Rocks; two brothers, Harlan Sites, Belington, and Bill Sites, Cherry Grove; two sisters, Pauline Hedrick and husband, Joe, Riverton, and JoAnn Sites, Petersburg; four grandchildren, Misty Petrice, Heather Petrice, Sterling McLean Jr. and Sterling McLean III; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Sites; and one sister, Ruth Hedrick.
Mr. Sites attended the schools of Circleville. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a graduate of Davis & Elkins College. He was a former school teacher, having taught at Randolph and Upshur counties. He was a real estate agent and was a retired insurance agent, having worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. He had served as the pastor of the Church of the Brethren at Hambleton.
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pastor Dusty Twigg will officiate and interment will follow at the Harman-Bland Cemetery at Onego, where members of the Pendleton County Combined Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Holly Worth Sites. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Jan 2003.

Holly W. Sites
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pastor Dusty Twigg will officiate and interment will follow at the Harman-Bland Cemetery at Onego, where members of the Pendleton County Combined Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Holly Worth Sites. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Jan 2003.

John M. Sites
John M. Sites, 85, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.  From 24 Nov 2003.

Dolores B. Skar
Dolores B. Skar of Annapolis, Md., and formerly of Davis, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at her home of natural causes.
She was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Davis.
Surviving are many friends.
She graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was a teacher at Anne Arundel County, Annapolis Junior High School and Central Middle School. She was a member of TAAAC, MSTA, NEA and retired teachers Association of AACO.
She loved reading and had an appreciation of art.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The John M. Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis, Md.  From 24 Jan 2003.

Pauline W. Skidmore
Pauline White Skidmore, 93, a former resident of 301 S. Randolph Ave., Elkins, and for the past two years a resident of Colonial Place, departed this life this morning, Sept. 15, 2003, at Colonial Place. She had been in her usual health until suffering a stroke three weeks ago.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Pauline White Skidmore. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Sep 2003.

Pauline W. Skidmore
The family will receive friends at the 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. Leon Hevener and the Rev. Donald L. Lockhart will officiate and interment will follow at the White Cemetery near Job. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy by in the form of memorial contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite B, Elkins, W.Va. 26241; Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241; or to the church of choice. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Pauline White Skidmore. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 17 Sep 2003.

Pauline W. Skidmore
Pauline White Skidmore, 93, a former resident of 301 S. Randolph Ave., Elkins, and for the past two years a resident of Colonial Place, departed this life Monday morning, Sept. 15, 2003, at the home. She had been in her usual health until suffering a stroke three weeks ago.
She was born Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1910, at Job, the daughter of the late Benjamin Y. White and Hettie Teter White.
On June 13, 1934, at Rockville, Md., she was married to Russell Skidmore, who preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1976.
Surviving are four brothers, Raymond White, Raleigh, N.C., Paul Y. White, Hopwood, Pa., and Zan C. White and Gordon B. White, both of Elkins.
Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents were one brother, Hobart S. White; and three sisters, Sallie White, Marie White and Nellie White.
She attended the schools of Randolph County, graduated from Elkins High School with the class of 1928 and graduated from Davis & Elkins College.
She worked as a school teacher in Glady and in Job where she retired in 1947, and was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Randolph County Senior Center, the Retired School Employees, the Elkins Regional School Employees, the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Davis & Elkins College Aid and the Otterbein United Methodist Church.
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. Leon Hevener and the Rev. Donald L. Lockhart will officiate and interment will follow at the White Cemetery near Job. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite B, Elkins, W.Va. 26241; Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241; or to the church of choice. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Pauline White Skidmore. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 16 Sep 2003.

Robert E. Skidmore
Robert Eugene “Gene” Skidmore, 60, of Chenoweth Creek Road, Elkins, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 26, 1942, at Harding, the son of Evelyn M. “Tommy” Kittle Skidmore, who survives in Belington, and the late Artie Skidmore.
On March 16, 1985, he married the former Mary Lee Rowan, who survives at Chenoweth Creek Road, Elkins.
Also surviving are one son, Robert Eugene Skidmore Jr. and wife, Carla, of Philippi; two daughters, Denise Durrett of Elkins and Beth Ann Skidmore of Manassas, Va.; one stepdaughter, Linda Lee Layne and husband, Allen, of Indiana; one brother, Ronald “Butch” Skidmore of Junior; and one sister, Sandra K. Golden of Belington.
Mr. Skidmore was an over-the-road truck driver, and at the time of his illness was employed by Wal-Mart Corp. He was a member of the Goff Street Church of Christ in Elkins.
Honoring Mr. Skidmore’s request, his remains were cremated. The family will receive friends at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel Thursday from noon until 2 p.m., when a memorial service will be conducted with J.D. Conley, minister of the Goff Street Church of Christ, officiating. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.   From 23 Sep 2003.

Roxie J. Skidmore
Roxie Jane Phillips Skidmore, 79, a resident of 222 Worth Ave., Elkins, departed this life early this morning, June 13, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Roxie Jane Phillips Skidmore. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 13 Jun 2003.

Roxie J. Skidmore
Roxie Jane Phillips Skidmore, 79, a resident of 222 Worth Ave., Elkins, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning, June 13, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health.
She was born Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1924, at Fairhope, a daughter of the late George Marshall Phillips and Vinnie Rowan Phillips.
On December 23, 1944, at Elkins, she was married to Sterling Pershing Skidmore, who preceded her in death on January 23, 1968.
Surviving are one son, Sterling Leon “Sonny” Skidmore, and wife, Kathy, Elkins; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Linda Faye) Raines, Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. William A. (Karen Sue) Pennington, Elkins; one brother; Robert W. Phillips, Jimtown; five grandchildren; Brandon and Scott Skidmore, Elkins, Mrs. Kirk (Tammy) Kinnamon and Christina Eskridge, Salisbury, Md., and Mrs. Dustin (Cindy) Braun of Knoxville, Tenn.; six great-grandchildren, Kara Kinnamon, Brittany and Taylor Eskridge, Logan and Conner Braun and Sterling G. Skidmore; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Ralph, Ray, Russell and Roy Phillips; and three sisters, Ruth Paugh, Reta Simon and Ruby Simon.
She attended the Fairhope Elementary School and Coalton High School. She was employed by Memorial General Hospital for 17 years and by the Nella’s Nursing Home Inc. activity department for four and one half years. She was also employed as a greeter for Wal-Mart as well as a home companion for seniors through the senior center. She enjoyed making crafts. She was a member of the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church and a friend of the First Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli and the Rev. Dr. Daniel Bryan will officiate and interment will follow at the Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Roxie Jane Phillips Skidmore. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 14 June 2003.

Earnest J. Skinner
Earnest J. “Peck” Skinner, 80, of 15 Thurman Ave., Buckhannon, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born April 24, 1922, at Orlando, a son of the late Rev. Thomas Skinner and the late Agnes Skinner Skinner.
On Aug. 7, 1976, he married Mable Wilson Linger Skinner, who survives.
Also surviving are five brothers, Oran Skinner, Walkersville, Marvin Skinner, Weston, Scott Skinner, Bristol, Forrest “Bud” Skinner, Lorain, Ohio, and Thomas Otto Skinner, Columbia Station, Ohio; four sisters, Thelma Price, Plainview, Texas, Lucille Devericks, Bristol, Kathryn Berry, Canton, Ohio, and Jean Fletcher, Limestone, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Herbie “Farmer” Skinner; and one sister, Oria Cayton.
He was a dairy farmer and senior companion in the Buckhannon area. He was a gospel singer for various churches. He loved gardening and loved his dog, Mick, and his cat, Kit Kat.
Friends will be received Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Russell Furr and the Rev. Junior Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon.  From 22 Jan 2003.

Joline D. Skinner
Joline Donna Parrack Skinner, 75, a resident of the Glenmore community, Elkins, departed this life Tuesday evening, July 15, 2003, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center. She had been in failing health since suffering a fall at her home on June 30, 2003.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Joline Donna Parrack Skinner. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 16 Jul 2003.

Joline Skinner
Joline Donna Parrack Skinner, 75, a resident of the Glenmore community, departed this life Tuesday evening, July 15, 2003, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center. She had been in failing health since suffering a fall at her home on June 30.
She was born Thursday, July 5, 1928, at Mill Creek, a daughter of the late Richard “Dick” Parrack and Ruth Mick Parrack.
On June 7, 1946, she was married to Alfred Carl Skinner, who preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2002. They had celebrated 56 years of marriage.
Surviving are two sons, Richard A. Skinner and wife, Ann, Salem, and Michael K. Skinner, Beckley; one daughter, Kathy J. Skinner, Decatur, Ala.; one sister, Betty Brady, Elkins; and four grandchildren, James Skinner, Kristina Jo Pritt, Melanie Skinner and Curtis Skinner.
She was preceded in death by one infant sister, Mildred Parrack.
She was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School with the class of 1946, attended the Davis & Elkins College School of Nursing and was a graduate of the Saint Mary’s School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse at Memorial General Hospital, the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center and worked with the Randolph County Emergency Squad. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home on Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Father Kelly Marshall 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 the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 302 First St., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Joline Donna Parrack Skinner. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 17 Jul 2003.

Lela M. Slaubaugh
Lela May Slaubaugh, 77, of Horse Shoe Run, passed away at her residence on Sunday, April 13, 2003.
She was born March 27, 1926, at Horse Shoe Run, the daughter of the late Gus L. and Lora A. Harsh Calcamp.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Slaubaugh, in 1984.
Survivors include four brothers, Wayne Calcamp, Magadore, Ohio, Lawrence, John and Cecil, all of Horse Shoe Run; three sisters, Juanita Stemple, Horse Shoe Run, Delores Kelley, Leadmine, and Virginia Roth, Thomas; a special friend, Eleanor James, Thomas; 67 nieces and nephews; great-nieces Tracy and Brian Sherwood and Donna and Eric Jackson; great-nephew, Danny and Peggy Cottrell; great-great-nieces and nephews, Krysten and Cody Sherwood, Emily and Alexander Jackson, Amethyst, Lacy and Emilee Cottrell.
Although she had no children of her own, she had been a second mother to all of her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and extended family.
One brother and three nieces and nephews also preceded her in death.
She and her husband, Bill, worked tirelessly for their community. They first helped organize and start the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department and later Mt. Grove VFD. She, Bill and his sister, Ruth, formed the Mt. Grove Potato Festival. It was Bill’s dream to have a Mt. Grove Bluegrass Festival; Lee did that after his death.
She was a member of the Mt. Grove VFD Auxiliary and Mt. Grove Ladies Aid.
Mrs. Slaubaugh finished her husband, Bill’s, term as Preston County commissioner at his death and was elected to another term.
She was past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 936 Women’s Auxiliary where she was selected Mother of the Year in 2002. She was a member of Terra Alta Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 578 Women’s Auxiliary and the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren.
Friends will be received at the Hinkle Funeral Home today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren in Eglon with the Rev. Tom McGinnis officiating. Interment will follow in the Gnegy Church Cemetery. The Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 14 Apr 2003.

Joe D. Smallridge
Joe D. Smallridge, 90, of Nella’s Inc., and formerly of the Carter community, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel.  From 17 Sep 2003.

Joseph D. Smallridge
Joseph Dana Smallridge, 90, of Nella’s Nursing Home Inc. in Elkins and formerly of the Carter community, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, after an extended illness.
He was born July 27, 1913, at Evergreen, Upshur County, the son of the late Warren A. and Eula M. Smallridge.
He is survived by one sister, Wanda Lane of Charleston; one aunt, Bessie Smith of French Creek; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Reuben Smallridge; one sister, Wavalene Hyre; and one niece, Mona Daugherty.
He was a disabled veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy.
Joe was a farmer all of his life, working for many farmers in the area by plowing and discing their fields or cutting hay. He farmed the old homeplace in French Creek until he was unable to continue.
He also delivered the Sunday Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram newspaper in Upshur County and Randolph County for several years.
He spent his last years at Nella’s in Crystal Springs near Elkins. He had a good friend, Bob Hosaflook, who continued to visit him at Nella’s.
He recently celebrated his 90th birthday and shortly after fell ill. He never recovered and passed on to be with his Heavenly Father and his earthly father and mother, brother and sister.
Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Graveside and military services will be held at Center Chapel Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Rex A. Young and Pastor Don Elmer officiating. The Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 and the Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion of Buckhannon will conduct military honors at the graveside. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel Inc. is in charge of the arrangements for Joseph Dana Smallridge.  From 18 Sep 2003.

Loyal J. Smallwood
Loyal J. Smallwood, 63, of 13 Monongalia St., Buckhannon, died at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003, at his home.
Mr. Smallwood was born July 12, 1939, at Rock Cave, the son of the late Thomas Smallwood and Nita Smallwood.
On Aug. 19, 1969, he married Glenda Wiswell Smallwood, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Tina Endicott of Buckhannon, Rebecca Nearhood of Clyde, Ohio, and Markeeta Smallwood of Riverton; one brother, Paul Smallwood of Buckhannon; three grandsons, Joshua Endicott, Jacob Endicott and Jory Endicott, all of Buckhannon; and two granddaughters, Caitlin Nearhood and Andrea Nearhood, both of Clyde, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Basil Smallwood; and a sister, Sylvia Rose Smallwood.
Mr. Smallwood was a factory worker for Glassworks. He attended Way of Holiness Church, and was a member of the UAW.
Friends will be received today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Way of Holiness Church with the Rev. Jerry Murrell officiating.  From 8 Mar 2003.

Jacqueline Smause
Jacqueline Marie Hess Smause, 76, passed away March 15, 2003, from a stroke at the Dita Hospice Tamarac, Fla.
She was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Fairmont, a daughter of the late Ralph C. Hess Sr. and Clara Marie Hess.
On Dec. 24, 1950, at the Farmington United Methodist Church, she was married to the late Attorney Richard Smause.
Surviving are two sons, Eric Hess Smause and wife, Linda, of Tamarac, Fla., and Mark Barnard of Tucson, Ariz.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, Paul Smause, Jason Smause of Tamarac, Fla., Amy Buswell of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Cory Barnard of Tuscan, Ariz.; one great-grandson, Jansen Buswell; one brother, Ralph C. Hess Jr. and wife, Dorothy, of Elkins; one nephew and one niece.
Mrs. Smause was a member of the Derbyshire Baptist Church of Richmond, Va.
At the request of the deceased the remains were cremated and graveside rites will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley officiating with interment at Maplewood Cemetery.  From 28 Jul 2003.

Berlin J. Smith
Berlin Johnson Smith, 82, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Upper Tract, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Md.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Schaeffer’s Funeral Home in Petersburg for Berlin J. Smith.  From 30 Aug 2003.

Berlin Smith
Berlin Johnson Smith, 82, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Upper Tract, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Md.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today at the Onego Church of the Brethren and interment was at North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton. Schaeffer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  From 2 Sep 2003.

Bernard H. Smith
Bernard H. Smith, 80, of Teter Heights, Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born June 20, 1923, in Buckhannon, the son of the late Dorfy Smith and Lily Lantz Smith.
On June 24, 1979, he was married to Mary E. Cutright Smith, who survives.
Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Hadley of Washington, D.C.; one son, Brad Smith of Las Vegas, Nev.; one stepson, James Manley of Greensboro, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Judy Murphy and Jewell Hosaflook, both of Ocala, Fla.; two sisters, Goldie Hyre of Buckhannon and Virginia Ward of Volga; four stepgrandsons, Scott Murphy of Ocala, Fla., Karey Manley of Princeton, James David Manley of Walkerstown, N.C., and Vincent Hosaflook of Ocala, Fla.; three stepgranddaughters, Jennifer Graham of Houston, Texas, Gina Hosaflook of Ocala, Fla., and Kim Morabito of Owens Mill, Md.; two stepgreat-granddaughters, Briana Murphy and Madisun Murphy, both of Ocala, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Sylvia Payne, Marie Scott and Katherine Smith; and one brother, LeRoy Smith.
He was a mechanic and served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion.
A private family service will be held at a later date. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 23 Oct 2003.

Edith D. Smith
Edith Dora Smith, 83, of Durbin, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 13, 1919, at Clay, the daughter of the late Harve and Georgie Taylor.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Vernon David Smith, who died in 1996; three sisters, Margaret Cassell, Frances Amey and Patty Clendinin; one brother, William Taylor; and two sons-in-law.
Surviving are three daughters, Wanda Jean White and Diana Faye White and husband Thomas Harold, all of Circleville, and Freda Keeney; two sons, Robert Vernon Smith and wife Gloria of Bartow and Michael David Smith of Durbin; four sisters, Mary Irene Bowers of Fayetteville, Lillian Rowland of Florida, Rosie Bostic of Clendenin and Ruby Synes of Summersville; one brother, Charles Taylor of North Carolina; nine grandchildren, Charles, Jason, Josh, Kevin, Kenneth, Melody, Felicia, Kristina and Charlie; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Swecker officiating. Interment will follow in Lambert Cemetery.  From 20 Sep 2003.

Evelyn H. Smith
Evelyn Hope (Vance) Smith, 76, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Onego, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at her residence.
She was born April 15, 1926, in Onego, a daughter of the late Mason and Bertha F. Vance.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were three sisters, Dessie Hartman, Jessie Tingler and Joy Bowers; and four brothers, Dale Vance, Lester Vance, Marvin Vance and Carl Vance.
Mrs. Smith had taught school in Pendleton County, and later was a secretary for Commercial Credit in Baltimore, Md. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Essex, Md.
Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Berlin J. Smith; one daughter, Terri Schwarz of Monkton, Md.; two sisters, Eula Bland of Seneca Rocks, and Grace Harper of Warren, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at Onego Church of the Brethren at Onego Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles “Dusty” Twigg and the Rev. Earl Bible officiating. Interment will follow in North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton.  From 4 Mar 2003.

Evelyn H. Smith
Evelyn Hope Vance Smith, 76, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Onego, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at her residence.
Friends will be received at Schaeffer Funeral Home Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Onego Church of the Brethren, Onego. Interment will be in North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton.  From 5 Mar 2003.

Grover Lloyd Smith
Grover Lloyd Smith, 87, a resident of Fairmont, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Fairmont General Hospital.
He was born June 26, 1916, in Mill Creek, the son of the late Gilbert Gideon and Jemima Currence Smith.
He and his wife, Ruby May Tacy Smith, who survives in Fairmont, celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Surviving are two sons, James Charles Smith and wife, Sandy, Sykesville, Md., and Grover Lloyd Smith Jr. of Chesapeake, Ohio; two daughters, Jeri Lynn and husband, Ronald W. Adams, Fairmont, and Jennifer Lou and husband, John D. Blair, Parkersburg; one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Gordon B. “Jim” White, Elkins; 11 grandchildren, Christopher Smith, Kerri and Andy Hall, Kirk Smith, Casey Smith, Kelli Smith, Susan Elizabeth and Ron Schenk, Thomas Allen and Amy Smith, Bill Adams, John Adams, Lauren Blair and Samantha Blair; and two great-grandchildren, Sydnee Hall and Natalee Hall.
Preceding him in death were five brothers, Virgil R. Smith, Harvey D. Smith, Paul B. Smith, Leonard H. Smith and infant Harry Smith; and four sisters, Addie May Kyle, Elsie B. Boyd, Myrtle Wamsley and infant Beatrice Smith.
Mr. Smith retired on June 30, 1980, from Monongahela Power Co. in Fairmont and served in the commercial department and real estate until his retirement from the power company.
He was a member of the Fleming Memorial Presbyterian Church and was an elder in the church.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
A graduate of Tygarts Valley High School, he was a member of the Northern Board of West Virginia Basketball Officials and a charter member of the Toastmasters Club.
He was also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course.
He was a member of Mannington Elks Lodge No. 388 and served as exalted ruler. For three years he served as vice president of the West Virginia Elks Association Central District and served as president of the West Virginia Elks Association. He was particularly active with the Crippled Children’s Committee.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fleming Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1493 Locust Ave., Fairmont. The Rev. John Riley will officiate. Private graveside services will be at the Mill Creek Cemetery. The Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, in Fairmont is in charge of the arrangements.  From 2 Aug 2003.

Irene V. Smith
Irene V. Smith, 79, of Petersburg, passed away May 11, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Family visitation will be today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg. Memorials may be made to the Main Street United Methodist Church.  From 13 May 2003.

James M. Smith
James McHorter Smith, 74, of Route 3, Box 263, Buckhannon, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at his home.
He was born Feb. 6, 1929, in Upshur County, the son of the late Loyal Edgar and Elnore Ruth Hyre Smith.
On March 20, 1958, he married Catherine S. Smith, who preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 1996.
Surviving are two sons, Craig Smith, French Creek, and Lowell E. Smith; one sister, Elnore Staley, Florida; and three granddaughters, Breanna Smith, Buckhannon, Erica Smith and Jessica Smith, both of French Creek.
He was preceded in death by one brother, William E. Smith; and one sister, Oma Haskins.
Mr. Smith was a railroad engineer, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 and was a Methodist by faith.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Buckhannon Memorial Veterans Chapel with the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. officiating. Interment will follow. Buckhannon VFW Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion will conduct military honors at the graveside. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 9 May 2003.

Kenneth H. Smith
Kenneth Heiskell Smith, 22, of Maysville, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla.
Family will receive friends at Schaeffer Funeral Home Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, with Dr. Ken Smith and the Rev. Charles Snyder officiating. Interment will follow in Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville.  From 16 May 2003.

Ozle Smith
Ozle Smith, 91, of Route 3, Box 358, Buckhannon, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
Mr. Smith was born Jan. 18, 1912, in Lewis County, a son of the late Hiley and Estelle Kelley Smith.
On May 3, 1937, he married Vonda Genevieve Wilfong Smith, who preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 1998.
Surviving are one daughter, Imogene Hamlin, Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Cynthia Hardy and husband, Jeff, Stafford, Va.; one grandson, Danny Hamlin and wife, Pam, Buckhannon; two great-granddaughters, Janetta Hamlina nd Brittany Hamlin, both of Buckhannon; four great-grandsons, Jesse Hamlin and Danny Hamlin Jr., both of Buckhannon, Justin Hardy, Stafford, Va., and Benjamin Hamlin, Buckhannon; one sister-in-law, Nora Smith, Buckhannon; and several special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva Corathers and Earnestine Bond; and three brothers, Otis Smith, Paul Smith, Brenard Smith.
Mr. Smith was a coal miner and a member of Reger Chapel United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Tallman officiating. Interment will follow in Reger Chapel Church Cemetery.  From 24 Mar 2003.

Ruel G. Smith
Ruel Gail Smith, 91, of 27 Hickory Flat Road, Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
He was born July 19, 1912, at Ten Mile, the son of the late Roy Lonzo Smith and Hattie Byrd Cutright Smith.
On Oct. 20, 1949, he was married to Gweneth M. Simmons Smith, who preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1996.
Surviving are one son, Gilbert Smith and wife, Sandra; three brothers, Dwight Smith of Weston, Monzel Smith of Maryland and Morris Smith of Ohio; one granddaughter, Natasha Smith of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Roy Smith, Cecil Smith, Bill Smith, Menzel Smith, Hoy Smith and Burl Smith; and three sisters, Madeline Cunningham, Rosalee Smith and Foy Smith.
He was a retired coal miner and served with the U.S. Army on the front lines during World War II.
He attended Sago Baptist Church and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 and the United Mine Workers of America.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Wease Day, the Rev. Dennis Estes and the Rev. Junior Harris will officiate and interment will follow in the Upshur County Memorial Park. Buckhannon VFW Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett American Legion Post 7 will conduct full military honors at the graveside.  From 5 Nov 2003.

Sadie E. Smith
Sadie E. Smith, 93, of 106 Ashley Lane, Buckhannon, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon.
She was born Sept. 13, 1909, in Hardy County, a daughter of the late Charles Edward Sions and the late Anna Francis Wratchford Sions.
She was twice married. First, she married Homer H. Lofton, who preceded her in death. Second, she married Howard J. Smith, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are six daughters, Lila See and Ada Alderman, both of Buckhannon, Roselea Sholes, Weston, Patricia Ottaviano, Laurel, Md., Freda Branson, Moorefield, and Elizabeth Able, Buckhannon; two sons, Elmer Lofton, McLean, Va., and James Lofton, Buckhannon; one sister, Averil Sions, Moorefield; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three daughters, Bernice See, Mildred Lofton and Elouise Lofton; two sons, Homer Lofton Jr. and Chester Lofton; and her stepmother, Rosa Hawse.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Buckhannon VFW Post 3663 Ladies Auxiliary.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery at Old Fields.  From 11 Apr 2003.

Samuel J. Smith
Samuel James Smith, 45, a resident of Route 3, Box 179, Elkins, departed this life Tuesday evening, July 1, 2003, at his residence. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Samuel James Smith. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 2 Jul 2003.

Samuel J. Smith
Samuel James Smith, 45, a resident of Route 3, Elkins, departed this life Tuesday evening, July 1, 2003, at the his residence. He had been in is usual health and death was unexpected.
He was born Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1957, at Clarksburg, a son of Wilma R. Cochran Smith, who survives at Route 3, Elkins, and the late Robert L. Smith.
Also surviving are one daughter, Brandie Marie Smith, Woodbridge, Va.; one brother, Kevin Mark Smith, Elkins; four sisters, Mary Frances Haymond, Julia Glaspell, Barbara Elizabeth Abbott and Robin Lynn Lane, all of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1978, was an avid cook and greatly enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and NASCAR racing. He was a member of the First Church of Christ at Elkins.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Saturday at 10 a.m. Evangelist Gary L. Kendall Sr. will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Samuel James Smith. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 3 Jul 2003.

Samuel J. Smith
The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, today at 10 a.m. Evangelist Gary L. Kendall Sr. will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Samuel James Smith. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 5 Jul 2003. 

Triston A. Smith
Triston Anthony Smith, an angel, passed away to be with his heavenly father Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, from Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.
Triston is survived by his parents, Dewayne and Teya Lothes Smith of Johnson City, Tenn.; a brother, Keegan Smith; maternal grandparents, Diana Lorent of Johnson City and George and Brenda Lothes of Montrose; paternal grandparents, Ann Graves of Johnson City and Ronald Smith of Elizabethton; great-grandmother, Yvonne Lothes and the late Dr. Neil Lothes; and several aunts uncles and cousins.
Visitation was held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 5 at East Lawn Memorial Park Garden of Little Angels in Tennessee. The East Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Triston Anthony Smith.  From 10 Sep 2003.

V. Irene Smith
V. Irene Smith, 84, of LaVale, Md., died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Md.
She was born Nov. 22, 1918, in Job, the daughter of the late Franklin Ray and Lora Jane Kyle Teter, and was one of 13 children.
Her husband, James Bernard Smith, preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1995.
Also preceding her in death were a brother-in-law, Joseph Donald Smith; and numerous brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker, a member of the LaVale United Methodist Church, the Women’s Society, Women’s Circle, and taught Sunday School for 22 years.
Surviving are two brothers, George W. Teter and Foster Teter, both of Job; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Martha Graves of LaVale.
Interment was at the Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens in LaVale, Md.  From 24 Oct 2003.

Venetia K. Smith
Venetia Kelly Smith, 99, a resident of 103 Wilson Lane, Elkins, and more recently a resident of Colonial Place, departed this life Thursday morning, May 8, 2003, at Colonial Place. She had been in declining health especially since mid-December.
She was born Saturday, Aug. 8, 1903, at Terra Alta, the daughter of the late Stephen Fuller Kelly and Marie Elizabeth Kelly.
On Aug. 21, 1929, at Gettysburg, Pa., she was married to Ernest Smith, who preceded her in death Jan. 7, 1970.
Surviving her is one daughter, Jo Ann Talbott, and husband, Richard, of Elkins; one son, E. Harlin Smith, and wife, Judith, of Pownal, Vt.; five grandchildren, Anne Talbott Jessie, Roanoke, Va., Elizabeth Talbott May, Glen Ellyn, Ill., Stephen B. Talbott, Mt. Laurel, N.J., Thomas H. Smith, San Francisco, Calif., Venetia Greenhalgh, Gilbert, Ariz.; 13 great-grandchildren, Morgan, Mary Ellyson and Martha Delaney, Richard, Brian and Christopher Talbott, William, Kelly and Bobby May, Grant, Archer, Ian and Ronald Joseph Greenhalgh; and one sister, Louise Kelly Helmick, Hilton Head, S.C.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Nina Engleka.
She was a graduate of Terra Alta High School and West Virginia Wesleyan College with the class of 1925. She worked as a teacher in Randolph and Preston counties for 15 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elkins, was a member and past secretary of the Elkins Woman’s Club, and was a volunteer with the Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Private graveside services will be held for the family at Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins, and a memorial service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley and the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to West Virginia Wesleyan College, Erickson Alumni Center, 59 College Ave., Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201, First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241, or the Elkins-Randolph County Library, 416 Davis Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Venetia Kelly Smith. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 9 May 2003.

Vera L. Smith
Vera Laone Smith, 82, a resident of Waldorf Health Care Center, Waldorf, Md., and formerly of Ellamore, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, in Civista Medical Center, Laplata, Md.
She was born March 15, 1921, in Ellamore, a daughter of the late Porter Lovett and Icy Pearl Halterman Booth.
She was married to Francis L. Smith, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Patty Woodall and husband, William, Waldorf, Md.; two sisters, Edna Koon, Ellamore, and Norma Sammons, North Olmstead, Ohio; two grandsons, William Woodall Jr., College Park, Md., and Charles Woodall, Waldorf, Md.; one granddaughter, Joyce Perry, Waldorf, Md.; one great-grandson, Rod Woodall, Clinton, Md.; three great-granddaughters, Katie Woodall and Carley Woodall, both of Solomans, Md., and Gabrielle Perry, Waldorf, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dana Booth and Lester Booth.
She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair 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. with the Rev. T.J. Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.  From 26 Jun 2003.

Zola M. Smith
Zola May Smith, 94, of Keyser and formerly of Medley, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home with President Wesley Ehlers officiating. Burial will follow in the Lahmansville Cemetery.  From 17 Jun 2003.

Blaine J. Snyder
Blaine J. Snyder, 82, of Ridgeley, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born Nov. 12, 1920, in Gilman, he was the son of the late James Blaine and Cora Cooper Snyder.
He was also preceded in death by one son, William Myron Snyder; five brothers, Blake, Curtis, John, Ward, and Roy; and two sisters, Pearl Watson and Hilda Snyder.
Mr. Snyder was retired from the Western Maryland Railroad and CSX Railroad as a bridge inspector and was a former city council member in Ridgeley.
Surviving are his wife, Alice D. McIe Snyder; three sons, Benny Joe Snyder and wife, Doris, Larry D. Snyder and wife, Marlene, all of Harman, and Ronald K. Snyder and wife, Cindy, LaVale, Md.; six grandchildren, Larry, Lonnie, Joe, Billy, Krysten, and Jenna Snyder; and nine great-grandchildren, Brandon, Cody, Larson, Landry, Zachary, Tori, Laden, Alex and Adam Snyder.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, Md., from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Wayne R. Turner officiating. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale. Pallbearers will be William “Billy” Snyder, Lonnie A. Snyder, Benny “Joe” Snyder Jr., Brandon J. Snyder and Larry D. Snyder Jr.  From 30 Aug 2003.

Darius W. Snyder
Darius Woodford “Bruzz” Snyder, 83, a resident of the Barbour County Good Samaritan, and formerly of Brown Avenue in Belington, departed this life Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Elkins, a son of the late John Robert and Ester Hogan Snyder.
On Sept. 2, 1945, he was united in marriage to the former Gertrude Murphy, who preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 1989.
He is survived by one daughter-in-law, Karen Snyder of Belington; and two granddaughters, Patty Bulatko, Winchester, Va., and Terri Snyder of Belington; two great-grandchildren, Kendra and Miranda Bulatko, both of Winchester, Va. Also surviving are three brothers, Robert Wilson Snyder of Belington, Ramon Richard Snyder of Philippi, and Franklin Adam Snyder of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Herbert Snyder; and one brother, Charles Woodrow Snyder.
Mr. Snyder attended the schools of Randolph County. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Pearl Harbor and later served in the South Pacific. He had worked in the sawmill and timber business and, in later years, cared for the elderly in his home. He was a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and today until 1 p.m., the funeral hour, when services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor with the Rev. Doyle N. Rider officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery near Belington, where the presentation of the American flag will be conducted by the American Legion Post 44 of Philippi. The Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Darius Woodford “Bruzz” Snyder.  From 10 Mar 2003.

Dennis Snyder
Dennis “Chip” Snyder, 34, of Parsons, departed this life Friday, June 13, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home for Dennis “Chip” Snyder.  From 14 June 2003.

Dennis E. Snyder
Dennis "Chip" Eugene Snyder, 35, of Parsons, departed this life Friday afternoon, June 13, 2003, and completed his final journey on earth to eternal life in heaven. He fought a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 13, 1967, a son of Donnie and Millie Plowman Snyder.
On July 19, 1991, at Porterwood, he married Kimberly Dawn Rosenau, who survives.
He leaves behind a family who loved him dearly. He was a loving husband and devoted father to Ryan, Logan and Tyler.
Also surviving are two brothers, Donnie Snyder and wife, Gail, Fredericksburg, Va., and Dale Snyder, Augusta; one sister, Donna Davis and husband, Fred, Thomas; mother and father-in-law, Charles "Bill" and Sylvia Rosenau, Parsons; brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Christine Rosenau, Parsons, and Joe and Barbara Fisher, Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews.
One brother, Daniel Eugene Snyder, and grandparents Oley and Rachel Snyder and Edward and Roberta Plowman, preceded him in death.
He was a Pentecostal by faith and a member of the Riverview Chapel of Porterwood. He was a 1986 graduate of Tucker County High School, where he excelled in football, baseball, basketball and track. His love for athletics led him to coach little league basketball as well as flag football in both Parsons and Elkins. His life was well lived as an example for not only his children but also his community.
He had a passion for music. He was a self-taught drummer and guitarist. He has written numerous songs and was a member of the gospel group "Zion." If there’s a heavenly choir, no doubt he’s already singing with the angels.
He was a member of the Parsons Volunteer Fire Department, Company 10. He was awarded Fireman of the Year in 2002.
He was employed by Dominion Resources in the operations department at Mount Storm Power Station. He was a member of the Fire and Rescue Team and Local Union 50.
He left this earth as someone whose unshakable faith in Jesus Christ was greatly admired. He preached at various area churches. Many lives were enriched by having known him.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the Mountain Valley Bank, 401 First St., Parsons, W.Va. 26287. A college trust fund will be established for his children.
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Dick Gadd and Pastor Allen Crosten will officiate and interment will follow at Parsons City Cemetery. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Dennis "Chip" Eugene Snyder. From 16 Jun 2003.

Laura J. Snyder
Laura Jane Gear-Snyder, 82, a lifelong resident of Mill Creek until January 2000, when she became a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 at 3:30 a.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted on Sunday evening. She had been in her usual health and death was unexpected.
She was born Sept. 18, 1920, at Mill Creek, a daughter of the late Worley and Della McCauley Gear.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda Snyder and Kathleen McCune, both of Mill Creek; one son, Tommy Snyder of Mill Creek; one brother, Billy Gear of Mill Creek. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Tonia Snyder and companion, Gary Fincham, Laura Lindsay and husband, Eugene, Christine Chewning and husband, Dole, Jason Snyder and Billy McCune Jr. In addition, five great-grandchildren also survive, Alan Lindsay, Shawn Chewning, Christa Lindsay, Tiffany Chewning and Faith Chewning; and one great-grandchild that is due in July; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were four sisters, Lucille Chewning, Vergie Taylor, Golda Watson and Thelma Laffayette; and five brothers, Alvie Gear, Homer Gear, Frank Gear, Woodrow Gear and Austin Gear.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed singing. She was baptized at Markley Memorial Chapel by the late Rev. Eddie Markley, where she also became a member.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel today from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. On Tuesday, Mrs. Snyder 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. Frank Long pastor of the church will officiate. Interment will follow at Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville with the Rev. Randolph Long performing the committal service. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Laura Jane Snyder.   From 20 Jan 2003.

Paul R. Solomon
Paul Revere Solomon, 90, of Gotha, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003.
He was born Nov. 15, 1912, at Kirkland, Ga., a son of the late John James and Anna Jane Corbitt Solomon.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Paul Richard Solomon and wife, Kathryn, of Winter Garden, Fla.; two grandchildren, Paul Jr. and Natalie Crow; four great-grandchildren, David, Hailee, Jarec and Casey; and one brother, Henry Solomon of Ocoee, Fla.
Mr. Solomon was a veteran of World War II where he served in the U.S. Army, and was a retired truck driver working for a wrecker and towing business.
Friends will be received at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time a funeral service will be held with Bishop Clyde Barger officiating. Interment will follow in the Heaston Ridge Cemetery.  From 11 Feb 2003.

Vera M. Sothen
Vera Maxine Sothen, 61, of Capon Bridge, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Martinsburg.
She was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Alton, the daughter of the late William and Mary Wilfong Sandy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Verle Sothen.
Surviving are six children, Russell Sothen of Winchester, Va., Rebecca Vickers of Winchester, Va., Vera Sulser of Moorefield, Kevin Sothen of Augusta, Tonya Davy of Moorefield and Robert Sothen of Fredericksburg, Va.; 11 grandchildren; six brothers, Dorsey Sandy of Woodsfield, Ohio, Hoye Sandy of Ohio, Nelson Sandy of Akron, Ohio, Macil Sandy of Richwood, Ronald Sandy of Akron, Ohio, and Jerry Sandy of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Judy Hinchman of Buckhannon and Shirley Stewart of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, William Sothen; two brothers, Truman Sandy and Glen Sandy; and two sisters, Wilda Detamore and Wanda Carpenter.
She was a homemaker.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tomblyn Whitecarver Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m Friday at Rock Springs Cemetery. The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of arrangements for Vera Maxine Sothen.  From 2 Dec 2003.

Harold S. Sovereen
Harold Sylvester Sovereen, 76, of the Blue Rock community, Mill Creek, departed this life Thursday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2003, at his home. He had been in declining health for the past three years and death was attributed to cancer.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, Mr. Sovereen will be moved to the Blue Rock United Methodist Church where final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph Summerfield officiating. Interment will follow at the Blue Rock Cemetery. A more comprehensive obituary will be published at a later time. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Harold Sylvester Sovereen.
www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 10 Oct 2003.

Harold S. Sovereen
Harold Sylvester Sovereen, 76, a resident of the Blue Rock community, Mill Creek, departed this life Thursday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2003, at his home. He had been in declining health for the past three years and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Sunday, May 15, 1927, at Blue Rock, the son of the late Lorenza N. Sovereen and Leona Mae Cutright Sovereen.
Surviving are three sisters, Sadie Landis and husband, Clyde, Covington, Va., Phillis Pulley, Clifton Forge, Va., and Bonny Grimes and husband, Donald, Covington, Va; one brother, Monzel Moarse Sovereen; two nieces, Chanda Grimes Cook and husband, Todd, Covington, Va., and Kerri Dee Pulley, Clifton Forge, Va.; three nephews, Clyde Landis Jr., Donald Grimes Jr., both of Covington, Va., and Lorenza Darrell Pulley; and two special friends, Mona Tuning and Marcie Wamsley.
He was a graduate of Romney School of the Deaf and Blind with the class of 1947.
He had worked for Vest Photo in Parkersburg as a film developer, and was a Methodist by faith.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. On Sunday, Mr. Sovereen will be moved to the Blue Rock Union Mission Church where final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ralph Summerfield will officiate and interment will follow at the Blue Rock Cemetery at Blue Rock. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Harold Sylvester Sovereen. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 11 Oct 2003.

Oral O. Spittler
Oral O. “Tobe” Spittler, 80, Buckhannon, formerly of Pickens, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at his home.
He was born July 28, 1922, at Hacker Valley, a son of the late John Daniel and Golda Mallot Spittler.
On Sept. 7, 1946, he married Beatrice B. Tiffner Spittler, who survives in Buckhannon.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children, Larry Edwin Spittler of Clarksburg, Nancy Mae McGinn and husband, Robert, of Salem, Major Kenneth Oran Spittler of Oceanside, Calif., John Daniel “Danny” Spittler of Millers, Md., Otis Paul “Buddy” Spittler of Mount View, Mo., Goldie Ann Smith and husband, Mike, of Valley Head, and Dennis Keith Spittler of French Creek; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Rodrick Wayne Spittler; one grandchild, Roy Steven Conrad; two sisters, Rosetta Long and Virginia Skidmore; and four brothers, Ordrea Spittler, Ora Spittler, Orval Spittler and Calvin Spittler.
He was a retired welder from Martin Maretta in Essex, Md.
Friends will be received at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at Pickens Baptist Church Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jack Howell officiating. Interment will follow in Pickens Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Oral O. Spittler.  From 18 Jan 2003.

Danny J. Sponaugle
Danny Joe Sponaugle, 42, a former resident of Elkins and Belington and a resident of Nella’s for the past seven months, passed away at 10:19 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
Born Jan. 18, 1961, in Elkins, he was the son of the late Murl and Nella Hampiture Sponaugle.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the F.E. Runner Funeral Home. At the request of the family, donations may be made in Danny’s name in care of Kathy Harlan, PO Box 652, Belington, W.Va. 26250, (304) 823-1887.  From 5 Dec 2003.

Danny J. Sponaugle
Danny Joe Sponaugle, 42, a former resident of Elkins and Belington and a resident of Nella’s for the past seven months, passed away at 10:19 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
Born Jan. 18, 1961, in Elkins, he was the son of the late Murl and Nella Hampiture Sponaugle.
He was twice married. His first wife, Tammy Blackburn, survives. On May 19, 1991, he was united in marriage to the former Kathy McCauley, who survives in Elkins.
Also surviving is one daughter, Kimberly Dawn Sponaugle of Elkins; three sons, Bobby Allen, David Joe and Greg Oneil Sponaugle; four sisters, Carolyn Arbogast and husband, David, of Glady, Kathy Harlan, Glenda Warner and Connie Sponaugle, all of Belington; and three brothers, Billy Sponaugle of Stephen City, Va., Michael Sponaugle of Winchester, Va., and Donald Nolan of Elkins.
In addition, Danny is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Ada Nelson of Crystal Springs; one grandson; and several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were his paternal grandfather, Richard Nelson; his maternal grandmother, Mae Bennett; and two brothers, Steve Hampiture and Randy Sponaugle.
Danny was employed as a custodian for Winchester Cleaners in Virginia. He was known for cutting firewood for several families in the Elkins area.
Danny was an avid fisherman and hunter. He attended the Church of God.
Friends were received after 6 p.m. Sunday at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel where funeral services were at noon today. The Rev. Eli Hostetler of Parsons officiated and interment followed in the Glady Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations for expenses be made to Kathy Harlan, PO Box 652, Belington, W.Va. 26250. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Danny Joe Sponaugle.  From 8 Dec 2003.

Iva Marie Sponaugle
Iva Marie Sponaugle, 94, a resident of Harrisonburg, Va., died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at the Avante Nursing Home in Harrisonburg.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow at the Sponaugle Family Cemetery.  From 4 Mar 2003.

John Sponaugle
John O. Sponaugle, 76, of Franklin, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, near his residence, of an apparent heart attack while deer hunting.
He was born April 8, 1927, at Hunting Ground, the son of the late Norman Sponaugle and Ardenie Bennett.
He was married to the former Dora Bennett, who survives.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were four brothers, Comie, Coy, Kennie and Theodore; and three sisters, Mazie Belle Sponaugle, Hicel Hartman and Georgia Raines.
Mr. Sponaugle was a sargeant first class in the U.S. Army and retired after 21 years. He also worked for the Town of Franklin for eight years in the maintenance department. He was a Baptist by faith.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Bruce Gray will officiate and burial will follow at the North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton. Military graveside services will be by the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International. 
From 29 Nov 2003.

Mabel Sponaugle
Mabel Warner Bennett Sponaugle, 92, formerly of Circleville and a resident of the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, in the nursing home.
She was born Aug. 13, 1910, at Hunting Ground, the daughter of the late Charlie Warner and Mary Wimer Warner.
She was twice married, first in June 1929 to Jimmie Jay Bennett, who preceded her in death in 1969, and second in May 1976 to George Cortland Sponaugle, who preceded her in death in 1987.
Surviving are one daughter, Ruth Simmons and husband, Vernon, Franklin; one foster daughter, Nola Thomas and husband, Bruce, Suitland, Md.; one daughter-in-law, Barbara S. Bennett, Circleville; one son, Merl “Cub” and wife, Barbara, Riverton; two foster sons, Gene Hornick and wife, Sylva, Garner, N.C., and John Bryant and wife, Pat, Clayton, Ga.; two sisters, Priscilla Mullenax, Circleville, and Ollie Johnson, Bartow; four brothers, Ray Warner, Riverton, Paul Warner, Ohio, Merl “Buck” Warner, Seneca Rocks, and Charlie Warner, Circleville; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Glenn R. Bennett, who died on Dec. 30, 2002; three brothers, DeWitt Warner, Roy Warner and Arlie Warner; and two grandsons, David Lee Bennett and William Coleman Bennett.
Mrs. Sponaugle worked as a seamstress for the Franklin Garment Co. and was a homemaker.
She was a member of the North Fork Church of the Brethren for many years and served as superintendent and Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 138 and the Spruce Knob Home Demonstration Club.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Dr. Paul O’Gorek will officiate and interment will follow in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pendleton County Rescue Squads.  From 24 Apr 2003.

Ronna E. Sponaugle
Ronna Elizabeth Harper Sponaugle, 86, of Franklin, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
She was born Nov. 9, 1916, at Macksville, a daughter of the late Wilber Harper and Bessie Mauzy Harper.
On Dec. 31, 1937, she was united in marriage to George I. Sponaugle Sr., who died on Sept. 12, 1995.
She was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church of Franklin, and belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star No. 138.
She is survived by her children, George I. Sponaugle II and wife, Kathy M., of Franklin, and Jim Sponaugle of Zanesville, Ohio; one sister, Ruth H. Drake of Franklin; five grandchildren, George I. Sponaugle III, Erin Sponaugle Blankenship, Ashley Elizabeth Sponaugle, Sarah Michelle Sponaugle and Alexander David Sponaugle; three nieces, Betty Jo Caliguire, Mary Ann Warner and Patricia Bergsland; and one nephew, James B. Harper.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Arvella Harper May; and two brothers, Rubert W. Harper and Hansel J. Harper.
A memorial service was held at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin at 11 a.m. today with the Revs. William Hartsfield, Thom Malcolm and Stephanie Malcolm. Burial will be at Pine Crest Cemetery in Franklin. Memorials may be made to the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, PO Box 638, Franklin, W.Va. 26807.   From 10 Feb 2003.

William Sponaugle
William Harvey Sponaugle, 78, a resident of Glen Burnie, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at his home. His death was unexpected.
He was born April 9, 1925, at Kingville, a son of the late Charles Walter and Bessie A. Arbogast Sponaugle.
On Nov. 15, 1950, he was married to the former Wanda Everett, who preceded him in death in 1976.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald and Ricky Sponaugle, both of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Lisa Krupkin and Sharon Brown, both of Baltimore; a brother, Charles Sponaugle of Bowden; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death was a son, David; two brothers, two sisters and one half brother.
Mr. Sponaugle attended the schools of Randolph County, was a three-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., and was employed by Grace Chemical in Baltimore for 35 years.
Friends may call today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home in Baltimore. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the funeral home. Interment will follow in Baltimore. This announcement is a courtesy of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for William Harvey Sponaugle.  From 20 Nov 2003.

Adelene Stalnaker
Adelene Stalnaker, 80, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2003, in the United Hospital Center.
She made her home with daughter and son-in-law, James and Sherry Perry of Bridgeport.
She was a former resident of Grafton. She was born March 3, 1923, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Elsie Swiger Williams. She was united in marriage in 1941 to Roy William Stalnaker who preceded her in death in 1972.
Surviving are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Sheila Weiland of Painsville, Ohio, Sandra and husband, Sonny Markley, of Hampton, Va., Sherry and husband, James Perry, of Bridgeport, and Shelby and husband, Stephen Bortone, of Sanibul, Fla.; four sons, Duane Stalnaker of Fayetteville, N.C., Charles Stalnaker of Grafton and Jerry Stalnaker of Grafton; two sisters, Daisy Heatherly of the Rosewood Nursing Home in Grafton and Florence Wright of Muncie, Ind.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Billy Stalnaker; one daughter-in-law, Marcia Stalnaker; two grandchildren, Randall Duane Stalnaker and Gary Corpentes; one son-in-law, Joseph Weiland; three brothers, Ivan, Randolph and Harry Williams; four sisters, Myrtle Weese, Lottie Nutter, Gracie McDaniel and Ethel Doane.
She retired from Alderson-Broaddus College as a cook and worked for 28 years in food services industry.
She was a member of the Grafton Baptist Church.
Friends will be received after 7 p.m today at the Wright Funeral Home on 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi. The service hour will be 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Don Harward officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery in Beverly.  From 9 Jun 2003.

Garfield Stalnaker
Garfield Stalnaker, 88, a resident of 205 Findley St., Elkins, departed this life Sunday evening, Oct. 5, 2003, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Garfield Stalnaker. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Oct 2003.

Garfield Stalnaker
Garfield Stalnaker, 88, a former resident of Valley Bend and a resident of 205 Findley St. in Elkins, departed this life Sunday evening, Oct. 5, 2003, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, surrounded by a loving group of caregivers, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. His death, attributed to uremic poisoning, came after a valiant three-year battle against Parkinson’s Disease.
Gar was born Saturday, April 10, 1915, at Whyte, and lived for many years on Stalnaker Run. He was the fifth of 11 children born to the late James Garfield “Jimmy” Stalnaker and Inez Marie Duckworth Stalnaker. He is survived by two sisters, Rose and Katherine, and his brother Earl.
Gar’s father led his children to the Lord. During his youth, Gar attended the Coffman Chapel Church and was later baptized at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Elkins. During the mid years of his life, he attended the First Church of Christ in Valley Bend, and when his illness slowed his abilities to walk, he enjoyed watching the television ministries of John Hagee and Joyce Meyer.
Gar attended the schools of Randolph County, and after leaving school to aid his parents by working at the Wes-Mar Creamery, he returned to Elkins High School and graduated with the class of 1941. Throughout his life, he was an avid reader of history and studied nutrition. He held certificates of completion in classes in trade schools and from the Randolph County Vocational-Technical Center, acquiring skills of mechanics, auto body repair and carpentry. At age 30, he became a piano student of Miss Ella Daniels, later declaring to his family, “you’re never too old to learn.” He was an accomplished pianist, and like his father, played both the banjo and guitar, and enjoyed playing the harmonica.
Regarding serving the U.S. military as showing honor to our country, Gar entered the Army Air Corps on May 8, 1942, as an aviation cadet. He served the Air Corps as an aero engineer, having completed training for the B-52 in Inglewood, Calif., under the West Coast Command, North American Aviation Inc., and served as a B-29 crew chief with training completed in Amarillo, Texas. His decorations include the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. In 1944, at the Army Air Forces Pilot School — Advanced Two-Engine — LaJuanta Army Air Field in LaJunta, Co., he qualified as a carbine sharpshooter. He received an honorable discharge on Dec. 1, 1945, with place of separation being Patterson Field, Ohio, in the 3705th AAF Base Unit.
In 1946, Gar was employed by the H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 of the American Legion as club manager. There, he met Dr. Benjamin I. Golden, who suggested he apply for a position at the Golden Clinic. That meeting led to Gar’s 34-year employment at the Memorial General Hospital. When he retired in June 1980, he received commendation from the board of directors for his “devotion to duty and loyalty to the medical institution,” noting that his “attendance record would be unequaled for years to come.” On April 5, 1947, he was married to the former Anna Loretta Corbin by the Rev. Emit Winn at the First Church of Christ in Elkins. In 1951, the couple and their 1-year-old daughter moved to the Homestead in Valley Bend. Both Gar and Ann enjoyed the flower and vegetable gardening and were well-known in Randolph County for their hearty tomato plants. Due to Ann’s failing health, the couple returned to Elkins in 1992 to reside near their daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Don Himes.
Surviving Mr. Stalnaker are his grandson, U.S. Air Force Maj. Jimmy Sayres, at AFB Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida; his daughter-in-law, Danika Elaine; his great-granddaughter, Delaney Ann; his great-grandson, Caleb Wade; his great-granddaughter, Melissa Kay Sayres, all of whom reside in Rockledge, Fla.
Both grandchildren attribute much of their success to “Pappaw Gar,” who was a great influence in their early years as well as in their academic endeavors. He attended every practice and every ball game for Jimmy’s four years as a Davis Electric Little League baseball player, and during Jimmy’s four years at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Srings, Co., Pappaw Gar and Mammaw Annie wrote him a letter every Sunday evening. West Virginia University was the school of choice for Melissa, and Pappaw helped her cheer on the Mountaineers in football and basketball and made sure that her financial needs were met through the completion of both undergraduate and master’s degree programs. Gar was most proud of Jimmy, Melissa and Danika and was delighted to listen to Delaney and Caleb during their telephone conversations.
In October 2000, Gar and Ann adopted a puppy from the Randolph County Animal Shelter and named her Lisa. When Ann died in April 2001, Lisa became Gar’s guardian companion and the two were inseparable.
Besides his wife and parents, Garfield Stalnaker was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold “Snorky,” Elmer, Richard “Dick,” Ervin and Ray; his sister, Emma Mae; his niece, Susan Meadows Dillon; two nephews, Don Stalnaker and Jimmy Corbin; and an infant brother.
Gar hobbied in trying new varieties of flowers, but roses were his favorite. Given his talent to play a variety of musical instruments, he enjoyed listening and dancing to music of the big bands. Going to his own birthday parties was one of Gar’s favorite activities, and when there was a cake, balloons and friends around the table, he was happy. His sense of humor was remarkable, yet Gar will be remembered as a quiet, thoughtful gentleman. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors and was true to his word.
Gar served as treasurer of the Dailey-Valley Bend Ruritan Club and held a perfect attendance record throughout his years of membership. At the time of his death, he was a member of the AARP and the H.W. Daniels Post 29 of the American Legion of Elkins.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home, 120 First St., Elkins, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, at which time Mr. Stalnaker will be moved to the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman where graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ken Ramsey, pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church at Morgantown, will officiate and interment will follow with full military rites accorded by members of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 of the American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ceremonial music, entitled “Going Home,” will be presented by members of the West Virginia Highlanders Pipes and Drums. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Randolph County Humane Society, PO Box 785, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Garfield Stalnaker. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 7 and 8 Oct 2003.

Garfield Stalnaker
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home, 120 First St., Elkins, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, during which time music will be provided by bagpiper Thomas McLaughlin. Mr. Stalnaker will be moved to the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman where graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ken Ramsey, pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church at Morgantown, will officiate and interment will follow with full military rites accorded by members of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 of the American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ceremonial music, "Going Home," will be presented by members of the West Virginia Highlanders Pipes and Drums. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Randolph County Humane Society, PO Box 785, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Garfield Stalnaker. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Oct 2003. 

Harold B. Stalnaker
Harold Blake “Shrimp” Stalnaker, 71, a resident of 108 Pleasant Ave., Elkins, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, July 1, 2003, at his residence. He had been in declining health for the past two years and death was attributed to cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Harold Blake “Shrimp” Stalnaker. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 2 Jul 2003.

Harold B. Stalnaker
The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, today at 1 p.m. The Rev. Terry A. Burgess and Pastor Bryan M.  Headley will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins, 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 is in charge of the arrangements for Harold Blake "Shrimp" Stalnaker. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 5 Jul 2003.

Harold B. Stalnaker
Harold Blake “Shrimp” Stalnaker, 71, a resident of 108 Pleasant Ave., Elkins, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, July 1, 2003, at his residence. He had been in declining health for the past two years and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Thursday, Aug. 20, 1931, at Elkins, a son of the late Dennis Pitt Stalnaker and May Booth Stalnaker.
On June 30, 1960, at Cumberland, Ky., he was married to the former Geraldine Joyce Broughton, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Jesse Wayne Stalnaker and wife, Jane, Woodbine, Ky.; one brother, Charles E. Stalnaker and wife, Virginia, Elkins; one sister, Carolyn Stalnaker Dixon; and one stepgranddaughter.
He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Patrick Stalnaker; and three brothers, Glenn P., Robert D. and Thomas Jefferson Stalnaker.
He attended the schools of Cumberland, Ky., was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the U.S. Marine Corp, was employed at the Western Maryland Railroad and the Kelly Foundry, was a member of the H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion, the Tygarts Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars and attended the Elkins First Church of the Nazarene.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Terry A. Burgess and Pastor Bryan M. Headley will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins, where the H. W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will present the American flag. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Harold Blake “Shrimp” Stalnaker. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 3 Jul 2003.

Martha E. Stalnaker
Martha Elizabeth Stalnaker, 84, a resident of St. Clairsville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Belmont Community Hospital, Bellaire, Ohio.
She was born Aug. 16, 1918, at Hendricks, a daughter of the late Snowden Scott Hinkle and Maggie Belle Dumire Hinkle.
She was married to Ray Stalnaker, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Don (Martha Raye) Litten of Ashland, Ohio; one son, Kenneth Stalnaker and wife, Karen, of Flushing, Ohio; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Edyth Furman, Alice Weese and Eileen Arbogast; and two brothers, Kenneth Hinkle and Robert “Bob” Hinkle, all of Elkins.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve Faircloth.
Mrs. Stalnaker was a long-time member of the Flushing United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She retired from the Citizens Bank of Flushing, Ohio. She was known as the bank lady for the Flushing Schools and was a former member of the Flushing Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 13 at Flushing United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Kelly officiating. Interment followed at Holly Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Flushing United Methodist Church, 301 High St., Flushing, Ohio 43977. This announcement is a courtesy of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Martha Elizabeth Stalnaker.  From 18 Jan 2003.

Michael G. Stalnaker
Michael Gene Stalnaker, 59, of Taylor Mill, Ky., died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South, Edgewood, Ky.
Mr. Stalnaker was born June 8, 1943, in Elkins, a son of James Scott Stalnaker, who survives in Buckhannon, and the late Jeanne Corley Stalnaker.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Ellis Stalnaker of Taylor Mill, Ky.; two sons, Michael Gene Stalnaker II of Taylor Mill, Ky., and Christopher Lee Stalnaker of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Linda Lorraine Wentz and husband, Larry, of Lincolnton, N.C.; and two brothers, James Scott Stalnaker Jr. of Elkins and Jon Eric Stalnaker and wife, Michele, of Princeton.
Mr. Stalnaker was a Protestant by faith. He was a mobile one aircraft mechanic for Comair Airline of NKY Greater Cincinnati International Airport. He was a veteran, serving with the U.S. Air Force.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Reger Chapel Cemetery. The VFW Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion will provide graveside honors. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Foundation, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, Ky. 41014. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of arrangements for Michael Gene Stalnaker.  From 29 Mar 2003.

Thomas D. Staples II
Thomas D. Staples II, 67, a resident of Valley Bend, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Thomas D. Staples II.  From 11 Dec 2003.

Thomas D. Staples II
Thomas D. Staples II, 67, a resident of Valley Bend, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at his residence.
He was born May 31, 1936, at South Charleston, the son of Betty Dunn Bell of South Charleston and the late Thomas Douglas Staples.
On Aug. 22, 1974, in Reno, Nev., he married Mary Bragg Staples, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Ed Staples and wife, Bonni, of Indian Land, S.C., and Brett Staples of South Charleston; three daughters, Debbie Wahl of Chicago, Ill., Victoria Lombardo of Palatine, Ill., and Kimberly Denner and husband, Rick, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and 12 grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death was one granddaughter, Tiffany Riddle.
Mr. Staples was a devoted husband and father and an avid pilot. He attended West Virginia University and Morris Harvey College and served as project manager on various highway construction projects across West Virginia and Florida.
He was a former associate of the Dunn Co. and past president and co-owner of Sangamore Coal Co.
He attended the Cathedral of Prayer of Elkins.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Jeanne Gardner Hart officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Thomas D. Staples II.  From 12 Dec 2003.

Thomas D. Staples II
Friends will be received from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Jeanne Gardner Hart officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Thomas D. Staples II.  From 13 Dec 2003.

Nola N. Starcher
Nola Nevada Stalnaker Starcher, 86, a lifelong resident of Randolph County, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2003, at 3:30 p.m. at the Ruby Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack.
Born Feb. 16, 1917, in Monterville, she was the daughter of the late Alva Wade and Carolina Catherine Channell Stalnaker.
On Jan. 17, 1938, she was united in marriage to Clarence Woodrow Starcher, who preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1987.
Surviving are five daughters, Ona Carol Burgess and husband, Paul, of Marlinton, Betty Lee Chruszcz and husband, Robert, of Valley Head, Charolette June Sterling and husband, John, of Canton, Ohio, Irene Sharon Lindsay and husband, Dwaine, of Valley Head, and Judith Ann Channell and husband, David, of Valley Head; one son, Larry Woodrow Starcher and wife, Lori, of Carrollton, Ohio; and one brother, Vilas Dale Stalnaker and wife, Norma, of Elkins.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, Randall Burgess and wife, Linda, Lisa Lindsay Eidel and husband, Darron, Leslie Schoonover and husband, Timothy, Jason Channell and wife, Stacy, Kelsey Channell, Mark Sterling and wife, Leah, Philip Sterling, Jeffrey Tumblin and wife, Julie, Kevin Tumblin, Shannon Mezza and husband, Michael, Scott Chruszcz and wife, Holly, Theresa Bissett, Denise Blackstone and husband, Stephen, Jennifer Stevens and husband, Marvin, Angela Ryder and husband, James, and John Tumblin and wife, Lisette; 26 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was an infant daughter, Louise; four sisters, Jewel Gladys Hight, Freda Mae Beuhler, Opal Fern Bennett and Maxine Winters Stalnaker; one brother, Garnet Glen Stalnaker; one grandson, Steve Burgess; and two great-grandchildren, Brian and Amanda Burgess.
Nola was a homemaker. She loved to garden and loved the outdoors.
She was a member of the Point Mountain Union Mission Church and was a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday after 6 p.m. On Monday, Mrs. Starcher will be moved to the Point Mountain Union Mission Church for visitation from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Marshall Williams, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Stalnaker Cemetery in Monterville. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Nola Nevada Stalnaker Starcher.  From 15 Mar 2003. 

Donald L. Staten
Donald Lee “Don” Staten, 65, a resident of Elkins, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, from his residence. He had been in failing health since 1990.
He was born March 3, 1937, at Nelsonville, Ohio, the eldest son of the late Gilbert and Mary Bickel Staten.
On May 30, 1964, he was united in marriage to the former Donna Triplet, who survives in Elkins.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, David Staten and wife, Sheri, of Morgantown, Donnie Staten and wife, Tish, of Valley Bend, Danny Staten and wife, Shannon, of Elkins, and Mark Staten of Hatfield, Ark.; one daughter, Tammy Owens of Newark, Ohio; and one brother, Darrel Staten and wife, Nancy, of Marengo, Ohio.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Shane, Mitchel, Doug, Brandon, Sarah, Sierria, Wade, MacKenzie, Hunter and Dalton Staten, Kelliraye and Jeremiah Owens; several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Tammy Sell of North Carolina, and Patty McPherson of Mt. Liberty; and a host of friends.
He worked for Badger Coal Co. as a long wall maintenance foreman retiring in 1988. He then worked for Anker Energy Coal Co. until retiring in 1996 after becoming disabled. He was a member of the Coffman Chapel United Methodist Church, where he was a lay leader and a member of the church choir. He was also a member of the Randolph County Senior Center and sang with the Melody Chorus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed wood working. he had a wonderful sense of humor, never complained and never ever met a stranger.
At the request of the deceased his remains will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the deceased has requested donations be made to the following, Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250, Central West Virginia Dialysis Patient Fund, 100 Main St., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or Randolph County Senior Center, PO Box 727, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Donald Lee “Don” Staten.   From 20 and 23 Jan 2003.

Anna L. Steever
Anna Lee Steever, 91, a resident of Elkins, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Colonial Place where she had been a resident for the past year.
Born at Elkins on Oct. 13, 1911, she was a daughter of the late John and Amanda Steever.
She was a graduate of Elkins High School and attained a business degree at Davis & Elkins College. She was a former secretary and a former member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Randolph County Senior Center and the First United Methodist Church where she served as secretary for eight years.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers of Ohio and California, and one sister and brother-in-law, Mildred Steever Crouser and Herman H. Crouser of Elkins.
At her request, her remains will be cremated and entombed in the Maplewood Mausoleum.
The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Anna Lee Steever.  From 9 and 10 Jun 2003.

Geneva Stell
Geneva Rosencrance Watkins Stell, a former resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of 310 Ruffner Drive, Lewisburg, departed this life early Sunday morning, May 4, 2003.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 5 May 2003.

Geneva R. Stell
Geneva Rosencrance Watkins Stell, 92, a former resident of Elkins, and more recently a resident of Lewisburg, departed this life Friday evening, May 2, 2003, at the Greenbrier Manor at Lewisburg, where she had resided for the past three and one half years.
She was born, Thursday, Dec. 8, 1910, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Richard French Rosencrance and Martha Lee Tacy Rosencrance.
She was twice married, first to the late James C. Watkins of Richmond, Va., who preceded her in death, and second, on Dec. 6, 1957, she was married to Harold T. Stell of Lewisburg, who preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1984.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three sisters, Bessie Mae Rosencrance Channell, Georgia Priscilla Rosencrance Orman and Flora Ann Rosencrance Gibson; and one brother, Edward Lee Rosencrance.
She was a graduate of Elkins High School and a graduate nurse of Elkins City Hospital, where she had served as director of nurses for six years. In 1943, she entered the Duke University Hospital at Durham, N.C., to study anesthesia and graduated in 1944. After a month’s vacation, she accepted the position as head nurse anesthetist at the Medical College Hospital at Richmond, Va., where she was employed for 14 years. She served as president of the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She served as vice president of the Virginia-North Carolina-South Carolina-West Virginia Nurse Anesthetists Association and served on various committees during the years. She was a life member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and a member of the West Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
She married Mr. Stell during December 1957 and resigned her position in January 1958 and moved to White Sulphur Springs to join her husband in his business of being the owner and manager of the Colonial Court Motel at White Sulphur Springs. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 148, of White Sulphur Springs and served as worthy matron in 1969 and 1970. She later became a member of Chapter No. 108 at Lewisburg. She was a grand officer in 1970 and 1971 in the State of West Virginia Order of the Eastern Star and served on various committees during the years.
Mrs. Stell was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at White Sulphur Springs and was a member of Circle No. 1 of the church. She was an associate member of the Old White Garden Club at White Sulphur Springs and a member of the Valley View Golf Association and Country Club.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home, the Randolph Chapter No. 74, Order of the Eastern Star will conduct ritualistic services. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ben E. Gurley will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Geneva Rosencrance Watkins Stell. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 6 May 2003.

Janet L. Stemple
Janet L. Humphreys Stemple, 65, of Mansfield Addition, Philippi, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, June 29, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born at Galloway on July 19, 1937, a daughter of the late Stark and Mary Annon Humphreys. Her husband of 48 years, Robert Stemple, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Debbie and husband, Mike Wolfe, of Point Pleasant Road in Belington; two grandsons, Michael of Nutter Fort and Ryan, at home; three sisters, Jessalie and husband, Buck Dadisman, of Belleville, Pa., Bonnie Rowan of Steubenville, Ohio, and Imogene and Fred Louk of Wintersville, Ohio; two brothers, Joe and wife, Janice Humphreys, of Millersville, Md., and Jack Humphreys of Steubenville, Ohio; and one sister-in-law, Betty and husband, Neil Irvine, of Philippi.
Preceding her in death was one brother, William Stark Humphreys.
She was an employee of Broaddus Hospital for 43 years, as well as the secretary of Barbour County Democrat Executive Committee. She was a graduate of Philippi High School and attended Fairmont State College. She was a member of the Philippi United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home at 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 2 p.m. today. The funeral service hour will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Rapking and the Rev. Jerry Boyce officiating. Interment will follow in the Marsh Cemetery at the Cross Roads Church in Tacy.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Broaddus Hospital Relay for Life Team, Attention: Cathy Corder, in memory of Janet Stemple, PO Box 930, Philippi, W.Va. 26416 or the Barbour Emergency Squad, PO Box 55, Philippi, W.Va. 26416.  From 30 Jun 2003.

Ethel Stevens
Ethel Marie Shannon Stevens, 88, owner and operator of Stevens Florist in Parsons since 1962, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 26, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. She had been in declining health for the past eight months and death was attributed to complications from cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home for Ethel Marie Shannon Stevens.  From 27 Aug 2003.

Ethel Stevens
Ethel Marie Shannon Stevens, 88, the owner and operator of Stevens Florist in Parsons since 1962, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 26, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past eight months and death was attributed to complications from cancer.
She was born June 23, 1915, at Tunnelton, Preston County, the daughter of the late Walter Clarton Shannon and Lettie Beatrice Cool Shannon.
On June 2, 1933, she was united in marriage to Willard George Stevens, who preceded her in death on April 11, 1978.
Surviving are three sons, John Clarton Shannon of Hollywood, Fla., Walter Eugene "Jeep" Stevens and George Lawrence "Darney" Stevens and wife, Jackie, all of Parsons; one daughter, Delores Mae McDonald and husband, Edward, of Parsons; one sister, Ruth McGee of Tunnelton; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Charles Shannon; and one granddaughter, Karen Diane Shannon.
She attended the No. 4 one-room school in Preston County, was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church in Parsons and was a former member of the Athletic Boosters Club of Parsons.
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. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ethel Marie Shannon Stevens.  From 28 Aug 2003.

Ethel Stevens
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. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ethel Marie Shannon Stevens.  From 29 Aug 2003.

Ethel Stevens
The family received friends at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. today. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ethel Marie Shannon Stevens.  From 30 Aug 2003.

Jesse G. Stevens Jr.
Jesse Grant Stevens Jr., 34, formerly of Elkins, and a resident of PMC of Rutner, N.C., departed this life on Sunday, March 30, 2003. He was in declining health for the past year.
He was born in Detroit, Mich. on April 5, 1968, a son of Geraldine Starkey Wilson and stepson of R. David Wilson of Elkins, and son of Jesse G. Stevens Sr. of Beckley.
On Nov. 16, 1990, he was married to Paula Richardson Stevens, who survives in Elkins.
Surviving are four children, Jesse Stevens III, Natasha, Holly and Shannon; one brother, Gerald Stevens of Elkins; one sister, Rebecca Stevens of New Hall; paternal grandmother, Marion Stevens of California; two nieces, six nephews, a stepbrother, Shawn; a stepsister, Lydia; and a special friend, Crystal Musgrove.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Eugene Stevens.
He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. He will be sorely missed by his loving family.
Friends may call at the Waldeck Funeral Home in Masontown today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery.  From 2 April 2003.

Geneva A. Stevenson
Geneva Alberta Fitzwater Stevenson, 78, a resident of Norton, departed this life Sunday morning, Feb. 23, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to congestive heart failure.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Geneva Alberta Fitzwater Stevenson. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com From 24 Feb 2003.

Geneva Stevenson
Geneva A. Fitzwater Stevenson, 78, a resident of Norton, departed this life Sunday morning, Feb. 23, 2003, at her home. She had been in declining health for the past several years and death was attributed to congestive heart failure.
She was born Thursday, Oct. 2, 1924, at Norton, the daughter of the late Mason Monroe “Jock” Fitzwater and Ethel Naoma Weese Fitzwater.
On Oct. 24, 1943, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Junior Lee Stevenson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1989.
Surviving are one daughter, Vicki Welch and husband, John, Norton; one daughter-in-law, Peggy L. Stevenson, Morgantown; three brothers, the Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater, Beverly, Gary N. Fitzwater, Elkins, and Kenneth Fitzwater, Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren, Kelly E. Welch, Chad E. Stevenson and Amber M. Stevenson; two great-grandchildren, Megan M. Carter and Lance J. Stevenson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Leon Junior Stevenson; one brother, Harold Fitzwater; two sisters, Freda Francis Sturdivant and Jean Yoder; and two grandchildren, Lance Burdette Stevenson and Jason Lee Stevenson.
Geneva attended Coalton High School, worked for Davis & Elkins College where she retired after 20 years of service, and was a member of the Kynette United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater and the Rev. Doyle Neil Rider will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Geneva A. Fitzwater Stevenson.  From 25 Feb. 2003.

Daniel O. Stewart
Daniel Oscar Stewart, 50, a resident of Kerens Avenue, Elkins, departed this life early Saturday morning, Oct. 4, 2003, at the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington. Death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1953, at Elkins, the son of the late Leonard Stewart and W. Ellen Mullenax Stewart, who survives.
He was twice married, first to the former Brenda Hedrick, and second to the former Karen Madden.
Also surviving are one son, Shawn W. Stewart and wife Kristy, Elkins; three sisters, Paula Mullenax and husband, Ralph, of Fairmont, Margaret Fox and husband, Emmett, of Warren, Mich., and Evelyn Wilson and husband, Tom, of Elkins; two granddaughters, Victoria and Kristen Stewart; two nephews, Robert Kittle and Phillip Wilson and wife Laura; two stepnephews, Tom Wilson, Jr. and wife, Beth, and Craig Wilson and wife, Traci; one great-nephew, Alex Wilson; and stepgreat-nephews and nieces, Joshua, Derek and Matthew Wilson and Ciara, Jerry and Shae Wilson.
Preceding him in death besides his father were his paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Georgia Stewart; and his maternal grandparents, William and Ethel Mullenax.
He was a graduate of Elkins High School, was a general contractor and owner of Stewart Builders, and attended the Faith Way Baptist Church at Beverly.
Dan will be greatly missed by family and friends, but is now gone to be with Jesus, where pain and suffering is no longer.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home, today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Terry Burgess and the Rev. J. Michael Allen will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Daniel Oscar Stewart. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 6 Oct 2003.

Lloyd Stewart Jr.
Lloyd “Ham” Stewart Jr., 77, of 10 Camden Ave., Buckhannon, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Buckhannon, the son of the late Lloyd Stewart Sr. and Lila Lewis Stewart.
On Dec. 31, 1951, he married Ina Nance Stewart, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are one sister, Barbara Alston of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Bert Stewart of Buckhannon; a very dear aunt, Edna Blue of Morgantown; a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Bertha Stanko.
He was a presser at Ward’s Cleaners for 40 years and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of the AME Church of Buckhannon and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow at the Baptist Cemetery at Heavner. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett American Legion Post 7 will conduct full military honors at the graveside.  From 4 Nov 2003.

Boyd I. Stitt Sr.
Boyd I. Stitt Sr., 43, of Norristown, Pa., formerly of Sellersville, Pa., and East Greenville, Pa., went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at his residence.
He was born in Norristown, Pa., a son of Vera Alice Tharp Butko, who survives at Pickens, and the late Boyd R. Stitt, and was the stepson of Henry J. Butko, who survives at Pickens.
He married Doreen H. Miller Stitt, who survives. They were married for 16 years.
In addition to his wife, mother and stepfather, he is survived by two sons, Boyd I. Stitt Jr., Palm, Pa., and Wayne “Junior” M. Kriebel, Boyertown, Pa.; one daughter, Roxanne N. Kriebel, Coopersburg, Pa.; four brothers, Brian A. Stitt, Hereford, Pa., James C. Stitt, Tracey B. Stitt, both of Boyertown, Pa., and Jason Stitt, West Virginia; one sister, Sharon D. Fichter and husband, Terry, of Barto, Pa.
He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Josephine M. Byrd Tharp of Pickens.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie Lynn Stitt, who passed away Dec. 12, 1997.
He had been employed for many years in the construction industry. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Norristown, Pa. He enjoyed fishing and attending stock car races at Grand View Raceway. He was an avid movie lover and a devoted Kansas City Chiefs fan.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Betty Meier Steeley Funeral Home, 87 North Main St., Sellersville, Pa. 18960. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Palm Schwenkfelder Cemetery, Palm, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.  From 28 Jan 2003.

Dorothy Stoddard
Dorothy Lee “Dot” Stemple Grimes Stoddard, 89, a former resident of Grafton and a resident of Valley Bend, passed away on Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. She had been in failing health for the past eight years. In the last three years, her condition became critical.
Born Oct. 28, 1913, in Grafton, she was the daughter of the late George and Adda Mae Golden Stemple.
On June 24, 1981, she was united in marriage to John H. Stoddard Sr., who survives at Valley Bend.
In addition to her husband, Dorothy is survived by one son, Lee Stoddard and wife, Teresa, of Belleview, Fla.; and one daughter-in-law, Pauline Grimes of Baltimore, Md.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by one son, William Grimes; one stepson, John Stoddard; one sister, Louise Westerman; and one brother, Everett Stemple.
Mrs. Stoddard and her husband were well-known for being sellers at the Elkins Flea Market, selling leather items, jewelry, dolls and other crafts.
Dorothy was a graduate of Grafton High School and was a member of the Wilson Ridge Church of Christ.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 6 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Mrs. Stoddard will be moved to the West Virginia National Cemetery at Grafton where graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brad Headley, pastor of Mountain Hospice, will officiate and interment will follow. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Dorothy Lee “Dot” Stemple Grimes Stoddard. From 29 Sep 2003. 

Richard T. Stone Jr.
Richard Thomas Stone Jr., 64, of Valley Head, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born Oct. 10, 1938, in Richmond Hill Queens, N.Y., a son of Kathrine Bretcher and Richard Thomas Stone Sr.
He was twice married. First, he married Joan Ann Senior, who preceded him in death. Second, he married Linda Stone, who survives in Austin Texas.
Surviving are one daughter, Lori Savoury, Valley Head.
He was retired from Tracor Aero Flight Systems of Mahabi Desert, Calif. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineer and served during the Human Missile Crisis. He was an avid golfer.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mingo Cemetery with the H.W. Daniels Post 29 and American Legion Post 3647 will conduct full military rites at the gravesite. Memorial donations may be made to Mingo Cemetery in care of Kimberly J. Bodkins, HC 69, Box 23, Valley Head, W.Va. 26294. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 13 Jun 2003.

Tina M. Story
Tina Marie Kisamore Story, 39, of Franklin, Va., and a former resident of Elkins, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital emergency room. Death was unexpected and was attributed to cardiac arrest.
She was born Wednesday, March 18, 1964, in Elkins, the daughter of Theodore “June” Kisamore Jr. and Connie Helmick Kisamore, who survive at Franklin, Va.
She was married to Hunter Keith Story, who survives at Franklin, Va.
Also surviving are one sister, Tammy Kisamore of Elkins; one brother, Teddy Kisamore of Akron, Ohio; one nephew, Jimmy Kisamore of Elkins; one niece, Erin Kisamore of Elkins; two godchildren, Amy Joyner of Manassas, Va., and Denise Joyner of Newsoms, Va.; and best friends, Joyce and Mike Joyner of Newsoms, Va.
Tina was a graduate of Ellet High School in Akron, Ohio, was a homemaker and retired clerk for the treasurer’s office for the city of Franklin, Va.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Southampton Memorial Park in Franklin, Va. The Rev. Howard Vinson will officiate and interment will follow. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Christian Children’s Fund in the name of Tina’s sponsored child, Allison DaSilva, PO Box 26507, Richmond, Va. 23261. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Tina Marie Kisamore Story. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 22 Sep 2003.

Tina M. Story
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. James Purnell officiating. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Southampton Memorial Park in Franklin, Va. The Rev. Howard Vinson will officiate and interment will follow. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Christian Children’s Fund in the name of Tina’s sponsored child, Allison DaSilva, PO Box 26507, Richmond, Va. 23261. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Tina Marie Kisamore Story. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 23 Sep 2003.

Edward J. Stotler
Edward J. Stotler, 55, of PO Box 94, Adrian, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at his home.
He was born Aug. 9, 1947, at Columbus, Ohio, a son of the late Edward Stotler Sr. and Bessie Jeffries Stotler.
On Sept. 6, 1968, he married Martha Harlow Stotler, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, John M. Stotler, Adrian; two daughters, Paula Stotler, Sutton, and Lorrie McCray and husband, Marty, French Creek; one brother, Michael Stotler, Pheonix, Ariz.; three grandsons, Jacob Stotler and Jordan Stotler, both of Adrian, and Zachery Stotler, Clarksburg; and four granddaughters, Gwendolyn McCray and Natasha McCray, both of French Creek, Jennifer Stotler, Adrian, and Jessica Spitzler, French Creek.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Stotler.
He was an isopress operator at Corhart and worked a total of 32 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He attended the Christian Faith Center.
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 Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John E. Cowger officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hinkleville. The Buckhannon VFW Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion will conduct military honors at the graveside.  From 28 Jan 2003.

Edward E. Stout Jr.
Edward Everett Stout Jr., 73, passed on at his home in the year of our Lord, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003.
Born April 4, 1930, in Morgantown, he was the son of the late Everett and Lorraine Stout.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carolyn “Kay” Stout; one son, Donald Bryant and wife, Barbara; two granddaughters, Sarah and Kelly Bryant; three grandsons, Todd, Travis and Trent Bishop; two great-grandchildren, Tanner and Taryn Bishop; two sisters and one half brother; several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.
Ed was a graduate of Fairmont West High School and served in the military during the Korean Conflict. After his service in the military, he served eight years with the West Virginia State Police and was stationed in Elkins, Charles Town and Martinsburg.
Ed was the owner of Roger’s Auto Body shop and the Panhandle 76 Truck Stop. He and his wife owned and operated Jason’s Restaurant for many years.
An avid golfer, he was a charter member of the Cress Creek Country Club and the Elks Lodge.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Martinsburg. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Panhandle. Funeral arrangements are by the Rosedale Funeral Home of Martinsburg.  From 22 Aug 2003.

Robert H. Stover
Robert Henry Stover, 69, a patient in Nella’s Nursing Home, passed away Thursday evening, April 3, 2003, at the nursing home.
He was born Aug. 16, 1933, at Acme, the son of the late Elmer and Mabel Arthur Stover.
He had never married and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mr. Stover had been employed by the 3-M Corp. in Cleveland, Ohio, and later worked for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in Upshur County.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean Conflict, and later served with the U.S. Army.
He was a life member of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, a member of the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans, and participated in military honors for veterans’ funeral services.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins for Robert Henry Stover.  From 5 Apr 2003.

Robert H. Stover
Robert Henry Stover, 69, a patient in Nella’s Nursing Home, passed away Thursday evening, April 3, 2003, at the nursing home.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Curlie Ray Jr. and the Rev. Bill Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Arlington Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Tomblyn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Henry Stover.  From 7 Apr 2003.

Iva Strader
Iva Strader, 80, of Corapolis, Pa., formerly of the Eden community, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at Sewickley Valley Hospital in Sewickley, Pa.
She was born Feb. 3, 1923, at Gregorytown, the daughter of the late Jesse Gregory and Edna Johns Gregory and Ada Sines Gregory.
On Aug. 30, 1945, she married Fred P. Strader, who preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1986.
Surviving are three sons, Jerry P. Strader of Cochranton, Pa., Gary Steve Strader of Bedford, Pa., and David Strader of Corapolis, Pa.; two brothers, Dailey Gregory of Adrian and Dallas Gregory of Wadsworth, Ohio; two sisters, Edith Rice of Keyser and Ruth Davidson of Brooklyn, Ohio; and six grandchildren. She was a homemaker.
The viewing will be held today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon. On Wednesday, Mrs. Strader will lie in state at the Eden Community Church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin officiating. Interment will follow at the Gregory Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Iva Strader.   From 7 Oct 2003.

Mabel E. Strader
Mabel Elaine Strader, 91, of Crawford, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Colonial Place, Elkins.
She was born Dec. 15, 1911, at Crawford, a daughter of the late Nicholas Clark Strader and Rosie Alice Lanham Strader.
Surviving are one sister-in-law, Ruth Martin Strader of Buckhannon; one brother-in-law, Louis E. Baker of Phoenix, Ariz.; and 13 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Leland, George, Paul and Nelson Strader; and four sisters, Ornie Gay McCord, Olita Post, Alice Rose Strader and Ada Baker.
She was a graduate of Walkersville High School, attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated with the class of 1938 from West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. She was a school teacher for 33 years, retiring in 1972 from Cleveland School in Dayton, Ohio. She was a member of the Crawford United Methodist Church, where she had been the pianist and Sunday school teacher.
Friends will be received at Alkire Funeral Chapel in Ireland Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley officiating. Burial will follow in the Post Chapel Cemetery at Crawford. Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland is in charge of the arrangements for Mabel Elaine Strader.  From 3 Mar 2003.

Rose Strader
Rose "Terrie" Strader, 79, of Crawford, the Heaston community, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.
She was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the daughter of the late Caesar and Rosa Alonza Ferran.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley Joseph Jeskie, and is survived by her second husband, Dencil J. Strader Sr. of the Heaston community.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Frank L. Jeskie of Fort Myers, Fla., Robert W. Jeskie of Mandeville, La., Gary A. Jeskie of Wichita, Kan., and Dencil J. Strader Jr. of Texas; five daughters, Arlene Gregory of Ohio, Aleta Detamore of Berlin, Vonda Thomason of Frenchton, Avis Hull of Winfield and Jean Walton of Lick Run, Buckhannon; 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Cornell; and three brothers.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Straight Fork Community Education Outreach Service.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Monday with Father James McCafferty as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Heavner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation Charter Office, 7124 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45243. The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Rose "Terrie" Strader. 
From 29 Nov 2003.

Willard W. Strader
Willard Wayne Strader, 53, a resident of Rt. 1, Elkins, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital following an extended illness
He was born July 18, 1950, at Wild Cat in Lewis County, the son of George N. Strader Sr. and Edna L. Harrison Strader of Elkins, with whom he made his home.
Also surviving are a daughter, Wanda L. Strader of Elkins; a brother, George N. Strader Jr. of Elkins; and a sister, Jo Ann Howard of Mill Creek.
Mr. Strader was a graduate of Lewis County High School and was a Methodist by faith. He was a self-employed truck driver for many years.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Willard Wayne Strader.  From 30 Aug 2003.

Willard W. Strader
Willard Wayne Strader, 53, of Route 1, Elkins, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today from the Tomblyn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert L. Lowther and the Rev. Dr. Daniel Bryan officiating. Interment followed in the McCutchan Cemetery near Ireland. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins was in charge of the arrangements for Willard Wayne Strader.  From 2 Sep 2003.

Helen Strahin
Helen Elizabeth Flanagan Strahin, 86, a former resident of Montrose and for the past 14 months a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas, departed this life early Sunday morning, Nov. 23, 2003, at the nursing home. She had been in declining health.
She was born Saturday, March 24, 1917, at Montrose, the daughter of the late Homer Trenton Flanagan and Mary Elizabeth Vanscoy Flanagan.
On Oct. 19, 1935, at Montrose, she was married to Wallace Marcellus Strahin, who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1980.
Surviving are four sons, Arthur Richard Strahin of Valley Bend, Robert Charles Strahin and wife, Judy, of Elkins, the Rev. James Dale Strahin and wife, Linda, of Harman, and Gary Lynn Strahin of Beverly; three daughters, Martha Jean Fluharty and husband, Denzil, of Clarksburg, Mary Lea Graff and husband, George, of Chester, Md., and Elizabeth Dawn Ashcraft and husband, Tim, of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Freda Hill of Delaware and Cora Orlando of Charles Town; and many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were several brothers and sisters.
She attended the schools of Randolph County, was a homemaker and a member of the Montrose United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Pastor David M. Collins will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Helen Elizabeth Flanagan Strahin. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Nov 2003.

Helen Strahin
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 10 a.m. Wednesday. Pastor David M. Collins will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Helen Elizabeth Flanagan Strahin.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com   From 25 Nov 2003.

Kenneth Streets Jr.
Kenneth Roy Streets Jr., 41, a resident of Elkins, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Kenneth Roy Streets Jr.  From 3 and 4 Feb 2003.

Kenneth  Streets Jr.
Kenneth Roy Streets Jr., 41, a resident of Elkins, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at his residence.
He was born May 13, 1961, in Fairmont, the son of the late Kenneth Roy Streets Sr. and Opal Fluharty Streets McCourt of Beverly.
He is survived by his fianceé, Dee Dee Barb of Elkins; one son, Brian Oates, and one daughter, Nina Streets, both of Elyria, Ohio; one brother, Joseph Streets of Dailey; three stepbrothers, Darriel McCourt Jr. of Brunswick, Ohio, Joey McCourt of St. Louis, Mo., and Richard McCourt of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Rhonda Streets of Mill Creek; three stepsisters, Laura Buza of West Lake, Ohio, Cynthia Tiano of Fairmont and Patricia Marks of Buffalo, N.Y.; and one grandson, Garnett Streets of Elyria, Ohio.
Also surviving are his maternal grandmother, Edna V. Fluharty of Marion County; four aunts, four uncles and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two uncles.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Houser officiating. Interment will follow in the Lambert Chapel Cemetery in Barbour County. The Tomblyn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Kenneth Roy Streets Jr.  From 5 Feb 2003. 

Donna H. Stuart
Donna Hope Stuart, 51, of the Overfield community, Route 1, Philippi, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at Broaddus Hospital following a sudden and unexpected illness.
She was born Jan. 3, 1952, at Sewickley, Pa., the daughter of Helen Margaret McDonald Sturm, who survives in Belington, and the late Jack P. Sturm.
On May 11, 1968, she was married to Garry Dewayne Stuart, who survives at the Overfield community.
Also surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Shelly Stuart, Jeff and Jennifer Stuart, Randy and Robin Stuart, and Paul and Michelle Stuart, all of Philippi; four brothers, Timothy R. Sturm and wife, Opal, and William L. Sturm, all of Belington, Stephen P. Sturm and wife, Chris, of Chesapeake, Va., Fred A. Sturm of Baden, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Courtney, Rachel, Bailey, Joshua, Clay, Logan, Dakota and Zachary.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Jack Lynn Sturm, James L. “Jimbo” Sturm, Roger Duane Sturm and Victor Edward Sturm.
Mrs. Stuart was a homemaker. She will be remembered as a beloved wife and devoted mother and grandmother who loved to cook for her family and to crochet, quilt and play bingo.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington today from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Doyle N. Rider and Pastor David Shelton will officiate and interment will follow in the K of P Mountain View Cemetery at Junior. The Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 19 Sep 2003.

Velma E. Stump
Velma Elizabeth Stump, 72, of Petersburg died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at her residence.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, where the funeral will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at South Branch Memorial Gardens in Petersburg.  From 6 Sep 2003.

Rose M. Sturm
Rose Mamie Sturm, 83, of Fairmont and formerly of Montrose, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Fairmont General Hospital in Fairmont.
She was born Nov. 24, 1921, in Queens, the daughter of the late Mason Sincle Newlon and Polly Liza Gooden Newlon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Willard Sturm.
She is survived by one daughter, Judith Beverlin of Fairmont; one son, Billy E. Witek of Philippi; two grandsons, Willard Beverlin of Clarksburg and Jamie Witek of Philippi; one granddaughter, Melissa Witek, address unknown; one stepgrandson, Chris Gilgenast, address unknown; one brother, Mason Newlon Jr. of Montrose; and one sister, Addie Lillian Newlon Groghan of Elkins.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Mrs. Sturm was retired from the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg after 23 years of service.
She was a Methodist by faith.
Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Union Cemetery. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 15 Dec 2003.

William L. Stutler
William L. “Bill” Stutler, 75, 1 Ambrose St., Buckhannon, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
He was born Sept. 14, 1927, in West Union, a son of the late Stephen B. Butler and Josephine Pope Stutler.
On Dec. 24, 1955, he married Evelyn Fluharty Stutler, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Sharon Rende and husband, Luigi, Waterford, N.Y.; one brother, James E. Stutler, Elkins; one sister, Mary Katherine Frame, San Antonio, Texas; one grandson, Nicolas Rende, Waterford, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a C&P Telephone repairman. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1947. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Telephone Pioneers and master furniture craftsman. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Saturday 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. Dr. Charles Godwin and the Rev. Billee Scott Mick officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon.  From 25 Jul 2003.

Alvin Summerfield
Alvin Robert Summerfield, 94, of Route 2, Elkins, the Cravensdale community, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Alvin Robert Summerfield.  From 3 Sep 2003.

Alvin Summerfield
Alvin Robert Summerfield, 94, of Route 2, Elkins, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at his home.
He was born June 10, 1909, at Wymer, the son of the late Soloman R. and Melvina J. Hedrick Summerfield.
On Oct. 6, 1928, he was married to Phoebe M. Elza Summerfield, who preceded him in death on April 15, 1979.
Surviving are one son, Neil John Summerfield, Beverly; and one daughter, Juanita Carr of Elkins. Thirteen grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Summerfield raised numerous children including a granddaughter, Dora Jean Summerfield Fisher of Elkins; and foster children, Linda Lee Yokum of Canton, Ohio, and Pamela Elaine Standridge of Beverly.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by two sons, Frank and Jimmy Summerfield; two daughters, Annetta and Lenetta Summerfield; two brothers, Luther and Denver Summerfield; three sisters, Stella Carr, Liza Iseli and Bertha Summerfield; two grandchildren, Jimmy Carr and Donald Carr; and a great-grandson, Kenneth Dale Brown.
Mr. Summerfield was employed as a rock scaler for Elkins Limestone Co. and was a member of the Lambert Mennonite Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert L. Lowther and Pastor Vernard Tasker officiating. Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mr. Summerfield. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Alvin Robert Summerfield.  From 4 Sep 2003.

Charles Summerfield
Charles D. Summerfield, 63, a resident of Route 2, Philippi, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 16, 1939, at Hendricks, Tucker County, the son of the late Odis and Bessie Long Summerfield.
He was united in marriage on Nov. 22, 1958, to the former Betty Clark, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Cathy and husband, Bob Linger, Buckhannon, Donna and husband, Jim Marshall, and Debra and husband, Ronnie Foster, all of Philippi, Margaret Summerfield, at home, and Ginny and husband, Bud Stoehr, Pittsburgh; two sons, John and wife, Teri Summerfield, Huttonsville, and Chuck Summerfield, Tennessee; five sisters, Freddie "Sis" Triplett and Rachel Gragg, both of Philippi, Flora and husband, Bill Jones, Slippery Rock, Pa., Ruby and husband, Danny Kisamore, Parsons, and Barbara Steele, Norton; six brothers, Roger and wife, Barbara Summerfield, Belington, Carl and wife, Barbara Summerfield, Bretz, Ben Summerfield, Doyle Summerfield and Golden Summerfield, all of Philippi, and Lonnie and wife, Rosemary Summerfield, Pittsburgh; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Odis Summerfield; and one sister, Alberta Frederick.
Before becoming disabled in 1970, he was employed as a driller for Pennsylvania Drilling Co. He was a member of Evangelical Bible Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 11 a.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eugene Carey and the Rev. Jim Marshall officiating. Interment will follow in the Marsh Cemetery at Tacy.  From 23 May 2003.

James Summerfield
James Dee Summerfield, 40, of Route 2, Belington, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, in the Broaddus Hospital Long-Term Care Facility following an extended illness.
He was born March 24, 1963, at Philippi, the son of Barbara Ann Baughman Moran, who survives at Route 2, Belington, and the late Jack Lee Summerfield.
Also surviving are one sister, Nancy Ann Noell of Belington; two brothers, David Lee Summerfield and Joseph Brian Summerfield, both of Philippi; one half sister, Mildred Summerfield of Philippi; two half brothers in Philippi; two stepsisters, Susan Lee Coontz and Sandra Moran, both of Belington; and one stepbrother, Donald Lee Moran of Buckhannon.
He was a devoted uncle to his three nieces, five nephews, three grandnieces and two grandnephews. He was a beloved friend of Samuel Ray Edgel.
Mr. Summerfield was preceded in death by one sister, Jacqueline Ann Summerfield; one stepbrother, Jackie Ray Moran; and by one niece, Lisa Ann Holsberry.
Mr. Summerfield was a former auto mechanic and pipeline laborer.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Joseph Carl Delauder will officiate and interment will follow in the Lambert Chapel Cemetery. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 16 Sep 2003.

James Summerfield
James Dee Summerfield, 40, of Route 2, Belington, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, in the Broaddus Hospital Long-Term Care Facility following an extended illness.
He was born March 24, 1963, at Philippi, the son of Barbara Ann Baughman Moran, who survives at Route 2, Belington, and the late Jack Lee Summerfield.
Also surviving are one sister, Nancy Ann Noell of Belington; two brothers, David Lee Summerfield and Joseph Brian Summerfield, both of Philippi; one half sister, Mildred Summerfield of Philippi; two half brothers in Philippi; his stepfather, Donald Lee Moran Jr.; two stepsisters, Susan Lee Coontz and Sandra Moran, both of Belington; one stepbrother, Donald Lee Moran of Buckhannon; one uncle, James R. Baughman of Philippi; and a devoted friend, Samuel Ray Edgel.
He was a devoted uncle to his three nieces, five nephews, three grandnieces and two grandnephews.
Mr. Summerfield was preceded in death by one sister, Jacqueline Ann Summerfield; one stepbrother, Jackie Ray Moran; and by one niece, Lisa Ann Holsberry.
Mr. Summerfield was a former auto mechanic and pipeline laborer.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington until 2 p.m. today, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Joseph Carl Delauder will officiate and interment will follow in the Lambert Chapel Cemetery. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 17 Sep 2003.

Margaret Summerfield
Margaret N. Summerfield, 75, of Hambleton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at Nella’s Nursing Home in Elkins.
At the request of the deceased, her remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held at Hambleton United Methodist Church Monday at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Sunrise Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. From 3 Jan 2003.

Sharon Summerfield
Sharon “Renee” Summerfield, 31, a resident of Chenoweth Creek, passed away at 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at her residence.
She was born May 16, 1972, in Neptune, N.J., the daughter of Delmas and Linda Moss Summerfield, who survive at Chenoweth Creek.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Sherry Jeffries and husband, Phil of Montrose and Shannon Summerfield of Elkins; and one brother, Delmas Summerfield Jr. and wife, Anna Belle of Montrose.
Also surviving are 10 nieces and nephews, T.J. Moss of Florida, Bret Howell of Philippi, Megan Howell of Philippi, Donnie Howell of Montrose, Marissa Hartley of Elkins, Travis Akers of Elkins, Shelby Brosker of Elkins, Cody Summerfield, Brandon Summerfield and Allison Summerfield, all of Montrose.
Two great-nieces, Tessa Hartley and Emma Phillips, and one great-nephew, Jared Hartley, also survive.
Preceding her in death were one niece and one nephew.
Renee was a 1993 graduate of Elkins High School. She loved joking around and music, and was a kid at heart. She was a very loving person and will be missed by her family, friends and the lives she touched. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Pennsylvania.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel on Monday after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. Brother Bill Colongelo and Brother Bob Nickalow, both from the Church of Jesus Christ in Pennsylvania, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Elkins Memorial Gardens, formerly the IOOF Cemetery, in Elkins.
The F.E. Runner Funeral Home in Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Sharon “Renee” Summerfield.  From 25 Oct 2003.

Sylvia Summerfield
Sylvia Godwin Summerfield, 81, a former resident of Pifer Mountain, St. George, and a resident of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday evening, May 28, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home for Sylvia Godwin Summerfield.  From 29 May 2003.

Sylvia Summerfield
Sylvia A. Godwin Summerfield, 81, a former resident of Pifer Mountain and a resident of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday evening, May 28, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. She had been in declining health since 1995 and death was attributed to heart failure.
She was born Oct. 21, 1921, at Montrose, a daughter of the late Joseph Godwin and Ina Pearl Nestor Godwin.
On May 13, 1946, in Oakland, Md., she married Gorman C. Summerfield, who preceded her in death on April 3, 2002.
Surviving are two sons, Robert C. “Bob” Summerfield and wife, Clara, and James Richard “Jim” Summerfield and wife, Sandy, all of Parsons; two daughters, Wanda Jean Summerfield of Parsons and Linda Jane Crosten of Elkins; one brother, Dennis Godwin of St. George; three sisters, Edith Nestor of Montrose, Iva “Dollie” Summerfield of Parsons and Mae Streets of Cortland Acres in Thomas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth Lee Summerfield and William F. “Bill” Summerfield; one brother, Jacob Brooks Godwin; three half brothers, Alva Shahan and Johnny and Steven Godwin; and one sister, Ruth Bohon.
She attended the one-room school at Brushy Fork.
During World War II, she worked as a riveter for the Glen L. Martin Aircraft Co. of Baltimore. She was also a nurse’s aid at the former Tucker County Hospital for many years. She attended the Pentecostal Church at Rosendorf and was a devoted mother and homemaker.
The family will receive friends at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. James Ellis and Pastor William Kumpf will officiate and interment will follow at the Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George.
The Barb & Greenlief Funer Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sylvia A. Godwin Summerfield.  From 30 May 2003.

Sylvia Summerfield
The family were received Friday at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home. Final rites will be conducted at the Funeral Home Parlor at 1 p.m. today. The Rev. James Ellis and Pastor William Kumpf will officiate and interment will follow at the Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sylvia A. Godwin Summerfield.  From 31 May 2003.

Charles L. Sutton Jr.
Charles Lee Sutton Jr., 85, of Pineview Apartments, Thomas, passed away at Davis Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003.
He was born July 13, 1918, in Thomas, the son of the late Charles Lee and Hazel Cox Sutton.
He was married to Catherine Phillips Sutton, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his former wife, Anna Sutton-Wilson, and a special friend, Josephine Gruden of Thomas; three sons, Charles William Sutton of Thomas, Donald W. Sutton and wife, Linda, of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Thomas C. Sutton of Elkins; three daughters, Mrs. Richard E. (Anita) Friend of Thomas, Mrs. Thomas (Debbie) Cook of Thomas and Mrs. Ray (Virginia L.) Sacco of Kenvil, N.J.; one former son-in-law, Louis Sacco of Kenvil, N.J.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sutton was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by one brother and one great-grandson.
He was the owner and manager of the Sutton Theatre in Thomas for many years. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of American Legion Post and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 71 of Oakland, Md., and the Midnighters Orchestra of Thomas.
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. A graveside service will be conducted at Oakland Cemetery in Oakland, Md. at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Pat Cassity officiating. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 15 Aug 2003.

Edith Sutton
Edith Tyler Sutton, 90, a resident of Cowen, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, in Summersville Memorial Hospital in Summersville following an extended illness.
She was born May 24, 1913, in Arcola.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry A. Tyler; her mother, Amma Weese Tyler; one son, Ronal L. Sutton; one sister, Velma Mazella; two brothers, Aaron H. Tyler and Roy K. Tyler; one grandson, Larry W. Kerr; and her former husband, Ronal Sutton.
Surviving are four daughters, Norma Jean Sparks of Cowen, Betty N. Waybright of Hopewell, Va., Carolyn R. Haddix of Dailey, and Shirley A. Houba of Cowen; two brothers, Clarence Tyler of Charmco and Clifford Tyler of Cowen; one sister, Lorraine Perrine of Cowen; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker, enjoyed quilting and embroidery and was a lifelong resident of Webster County. She attended the Glade Summit United Methodist Church of Cowen.
Friends were received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Adams-Reed Funeral Home in Cowen where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today. The Rev. Roger Dunlap of Cowen will officiate and interment will follow in the Handschumacher Cemetery at Upperglade.  From 24 Nov 2003.

Lorma L. Swaggerty 
Lorma L. Swaggety, 77, a resident of 1928 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at her home.
She was born Dec. 7, 1925, at Pickens, the daughter of the late Orvin and Lillie Goff Helmick. 
She is survived by her husband, Leonard Swaggerty of Beckley; one son, Gary Stone and wife, Patty, of Buckhannon; one stepson, Raymond Swaggerty, of Beckley; two brothers, Glelma Helmick and wife Louise of Prospect, Ky, and Denns Helmick and wife, Hazel, of Beaver; one granddaughter Tara Stone of Tennessee; and one grandson, Brenton Stone of Buckhannon.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were her first husband, Charles Stone, and her second husband, Bob Russell. 
Mrs. Swaggerty was a homemaker and was the former manager of the Nettie Lee Store at the Crossroads Mall in Beckley.  She attended the Church of God Worship Center in MacArthur. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Poling-St.Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon.  The Rev. Frank Spears will officiate, with burial following at the Pickens Cemetery in Pickens.  From 17 Nov 2003. 

Lula M. Swanson
Lula Mae Cunningham Swanson, 90, a resident of the Tyhannon Road in Philippi, and formerly of Brevard, N.C., departed this life at 12:52 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2003, in the Broaddus Hospital emergency department. She had been in declining health but death was unexpected.
She was born Sept. 16, 1912, at Clay County, N.C., a daughter of the late Paul and Sally Moss Cunningham.
On Oct. 20, 1929, at Georgia, she was united in marriage to the Rev. Luther W. Swanson, who preceded her in death in 1977.
She is survived by one son, Roger W. Swanson and wife, Tillie, of Philippi, with whom she made her home for the past three years; one daughter, Anna Hartsock and husband, Jerry, of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Jennette Swanson of McDonough, Ga.; two sisters, Ethel Yates of Canton, N.C., and Annie Palmer of Waynesville, N.C.; one brother, Charles Cunningham of Murphy, N.C.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was also survived by a loving friend Mr. Joseph Olshefski.
Mrs. Swanson was a member of the Morningside Baptist Church in Brevard, N.C., but while living in Philippi she attended the Calvary Southern Baptist Church in Belington. She was a member of the Pisgah Chapter 198 OES in Brevard, N.C., and was a former employee of the Hitchcock Corp. in Murphy, N.C.
Friends will be received from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home in Brevard, N.C. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in the Gillespie Cemetery at Brevard. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Southern Baptist Church, PO Box 400, Belington, W.Va. 26250. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Calvary Southern Baptist Church in Belington. The Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and the Talbott Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Lula Mae Cunningham Swanson.  From 14 June 2003.

Marlene Ruth Swartz
Marlene Ruth Swartz, 53, a former resident of Parsons and a resident of the Hopemont State Hospital at Terra Alta, departed this life Saturday morning, March 1, 2003, at the hospital. She had been in failing health for the past three years and death was attributed to emphysema.
She was born June 28, 1949, at Parsons, the daughter of the late William E. Swartz Sr. and Mildred R. Cross Swartz.
Surviving are one brother, Donald H. Swartz, Parsons; one sister, Inez Swartz, Las Vegas, Nev.; one nephew, Donald Swartz Jr. and wife, Heather, Parsons; four nieces, Willetta Bolinger and husband, Dick, Parsons, Marion Martin, Fort Wayne, Ind., Lisa Young and husband, Chris, and Stephanie Foresta, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Swartz and Martha Swartz, both of Parsons.
She was preceded in death by one brother, William E. Swartz III; and one nephew, William Edward Swartz IV.
She graduated from Parsons High School with the class of 1967. She was a member of the Parsons High School band, the Tri Hi Y Club, the Future Nurses Club and the 4-H of Tucker County.
She attended St. John’s United Methodist Church in her younger years and was an avid craftmaker.
The family will receive friends at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. On Tuesday morning Miss Swartz will be moved to the Parsons City Cemetery, where a graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. and interment will follow. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Marlene Ruth Swartz.  From 3 Mar 2003.

Wanda M. Swearingen
Wanda Mae Johnson Swearingen, 68, a resident of Hambleton, departed this life Monday evening, Jan. 27, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. She had been in declining health for the past two years and death was attributed to cancer.
She was born March 15, 1934, at Davis, a daughter of the late George Dewey Johnson and Pearl L. Sheets Johnson.
On Aug. 2, 1950, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Jack D. Swearingen Sr., who survives at Hambleton.
Also surviving are one son, Jack D. Swearingen Jr. and wife, Vickie, Mathias; two daughters, Debra Kay Suesli and husband, James J., Hambleton, and Donna Marie Shehan and husband, Kenneth Scott, Springfield, Ky.; one brother, Ronald Johnson, West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Dorothy Schooley, Grafton, and Jeannie Bible, Pennsylvania; and seven grandchildren, Dustin Suesli, Jesse Suesli, Nathan Swearingen, Shana Suesli, Lance Swearingen, Scott Shehan and Elizabeth Shehan.
She was preceded in death by one infant son, James Harold Swearingen; three brothers, George Jr., Paul and Elwood Johnson; and three sisters, Margaret Martz, Louise Johnson and Evelyn Roby.
She attended the schools at Tucker County. She was employed at the former Tucker County Hospital as a nurse’s aid. She worked for the H.D. Lee & Co. and the former Rockingham Poultry Co-Op at Broadway, Va. She was a volunteer for the Tucker County EMS as an EMT. She was a member of the Parsons Chapter 91 Order of the Eastern Star.
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate and interment will follow at Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Wanda Mae Johnson Swearingen.  From 29 Jan 2003.

Wanda Swearingen
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate and interment will follow at Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Wanda Mae Johnson Swearingen.  From 30 Jan 2003.

Charles L. Swecker
Charles Lewis Swecker, 79, of Lithonia, Ga., formerly of Huttonsville, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2003.
He was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Huttonsville, the son of the late Rufus C. and Bessie Newhouse Swecker.
He was retired from the Sheet Metal Workers Union No. 85 and served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Lura Bonner Swecker.
Surviving are three daughters, Gloria Casey and Sharon Bauer, both of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Vivian Swecker of Lithonia, Ga.; and one son, Charles “Chuck” Swecker of Douglasville, Ga.
Also surviving are one brother, Orville Swecker of Canton, Ohio; three sisters, Edna Chaney of Mill Creek, Virginia Eye of Franklin and Dolly Cromer of Wadsworth, Ohio; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Dewey, and infant sister.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Henry Funeral Home Chapel in Lithonia, Ga., with the Rev. Frederick Downing officiating. Interment followed at Dawn Memorial Park in Decatur, Ga.  From 12 Sep 2003.

Ruth V. Swick
Ruth Vernon Swick, 81, of Petersburg, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.
Friends will be received today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with interment following at the Newhouse Cemetery in Rig.  From 21 Jul 2003.

Gladys E. Swisher
Gladys Effie Simmons Swisher went to be with the Lord Monday, March 31, 2003, surrounded by family and friends.
She was born Jan. 5, 1912, in Valley Head.
She married Elwood Denver Swisher on Dec. 25, 1938. They moved to the Denver, Col., area in 1956. She was an avid bowler on two leagues.
She is survived by two brothers, Richard “Dick” Simmons and Gene Simmons; a daughter, Kaye Benish; three sons, Frank Swisher, Joe Swisher and Gary Swisher; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to South Suburban Christian Church, 7275 S. Broadway, Littleton, Colo. 80122.  From 2 April 2003.

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