2006 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:D

Lillian G. Dahmer
Lillian Grimes Dahmer, 100, of Lewisburg, passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, in The Brier Nursing Home in Ronceverte.
Visitation will be at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg Sunday, Aug. 27, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour with the Rev. Richard Hutchison officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery at Marlinton. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home services.  From 25 Aug 2006.

Margaret N. Dakan
Margaret Nell Kelly “Peg” Dakan, 87, a patient at Holbrook Nursing Home in Buckhannon for the past six years, passed away Friday evening, July 28, 2006, in the nursing home following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 26, 1918, at Elkins, a daughter of the late John Francis Kelly and Iris Steele Kelly.
On April 26, 1944, at the Grace Episcopal Church in Elkins, she was married to Joseph Dale Dakan, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Joseph Gorby Dakan of Elkins and John Francis Dakan of Winchester, Ind.; and one grandson, Joseph Clay “JC” Dakan of Elkins.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Jack Flynn Kelly and James Steele Kelly; and one sister, Virginia Greene Kelly.
Peg was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1936 and was named West Virginia State Champion Cheerleader in that same year. She was a 4-H All Star and for several years was a Danforth Scholar to Camp Minnewonka in Michigan. She attended both Davis & Elkins College and Drake University in Iowa City, Iowa, and worked as a dental assistant to Dr. Widney prior to her marriage. She was a member of the PEO. She was an excellent dancer. Peg was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Fr. William Anderson as the Presider. On Tuesday morning, Peg will be moved to St. Brendan Catholic Church where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. with Fr. William Anderson presiding. Interment will follow in St. Brendan Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to either St. Brendan Catholic Church, P.O. Box 2205, Elkins, W.Va. or the National Multiple Sclerosis Association, West Virginia Division, 111 Hale St., Charleston, W.Va. 25301. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Margaret Nell Kelly “Peg” Dakan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 31 Jul 2006.

Foster Daniels
Foster Daniels, 90, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Potomac Valley Hospital at Keyser.
The family will receive friends today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Riverside Church in Dollytown with the Revs. Tommy George and Joseph Eversole officiating. There will be a military graveside service by the Combined Veteran Organizations of Grant County and the JROTC. Interment will follow in Goldizen Family Cemetery at Jordan Run. Schaeffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 24 January 2006.

Paul A. Daniels
Paul A. Daniels, 68, a resident of Gate Lane, Elkins, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born April 18, 1938, at Beverly, a son of the late Thurman C. Daniels and Violet A. Kisner Daniels.
On Nov. 23, 1973, in Virginia, he was married to Nancy L. Bennett, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Rick Daniels and Gregg Daniels, both of Harrisonburg, Va., and Darin Daniels of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Lynette Daniels Trent and husband, Scott, of Buckhannon; two stepchildren, Tim Harris and wife, Shelly, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Janet Tice and husband, David, of Beverly. Also surviving are four brothers, Thurman A “June” Daniels and wife, Lois, of Beverly, Charles Daniels and wife, Mary Lou, of Flemington, Alvin Daniels of Moscow, Pa., and Kenny Daniels and wife, Inez, of Elberton, Ga.; three sisters, Norma Hannah of Elkins, Betty Merriot and husband, Perry, of Ripley and Carol Sines of Glenmoore Loop; and eight grandchildren, Amber Tice, Brandon Tice, Brittni, Victoria, Vanessa and Kaitlyn Harris, Joshua and Evan Trent.
In addition to his parents, two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.
Mr. Daniels served in the U.S. Army for three years and for three years in the Army Reserves. He worked in auto body repair and was last employed by Hinzman Auto Repair for 13 years. He enjoyed reading, word puzzle books, card games and working jigsaw puzzles on the computer to pass away his days during his illness. He was a member of Beverly United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Baer Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery near Beverly. Presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion of Elkins. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Paul A. Daniels. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Nov 2006.

Paul A. Daniels
Paul A. Daniels, 68, a resident of Gate Lane, Elkins, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born April 18, 1938, at Beverly, a son of the late Thurman C. Daniels and Violet A. Kisner Daniels.
On Nov. 23, 1973, in Virginia, he was married to Nancy L. Bennett, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Rick Daniels and Gregg Daniels, both of Harrisonburg, Va., and Darin Daniels of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Lynette Daniels Trent and husband, Scott, of Buckhannon; two stepchildren, Tim Harris and wife, Shelly, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Janet Tice and husband, David, of Beverly.
Also surviving are four brothers, Thurman A “June” Daniels and wife, Lois, of Beverly, Charles Daniels and wife, Mary Lou, of Flemington, Alvin Daniels of Moscow, Pa., and Kenny Daniels and wife, Inez, of Elberton, Ga.; three sisters, Norma Hannah of Elkins, Betty Merriot and husband, Perry, of Ripley and Carol Sines of Glenmoore Loop; and eight grandchildren, Amber Tice, Brandon Tice, Brittni, Victoria, Vanessa and Kaitlyn Harris, Joshua and Evan Trent.
In addition to his parents, two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.
Mr. Daniels served in the U.S. Army for three years and the Army Reserves for three years. He worked in auto body repair and was last employed by Hinzman Auto Repair for 13 years. He enjoyed reading, word puzzle books, card games and working jigsaw puzzles on the computer to pass away his days during his illness. He was a member of Beverly United Methodist Church.
Friends were received Thursday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Baer Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery near Beverly. Presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion of Elkins. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Paul A. Daniels. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Nov 2006.

Mabel A. Danza
Mabel Arbogast Day Danza, 82, a resident of Argillite, Ky., and a former resident of Melbourne, Fla., departed this life Saturday, March 11, 2006, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital at Russell, Ky.
She was born Friday, Nov. 16, 1923, at Whitmer, a daughter of the late Ona and Junie Long Arbogast.
She was twice married. First to Harry Day, who preceded her in death June 20, 1967, and second to James Danza, who preceded her in death during 1994.
Surviving are one son, Steve Day and wife, Sharon, of Argillite, Ky.; one stepson, Robert Danza and wife, Terry, of Melbourne, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Shirley Ohara and husband, Charles, of Maryland; two sisters, Gwen Williams and husband, Paul, of Argillite, Ky., and Cheryl Williams and husband, Dwayne, of Annapolis, Md.; and grandson, Shane Day of Argillite, Ky. Several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, William, Franklin and Eldon Arbogast; and four sisters, Genevieve Clifton, Violet Alcorn, Linda Newton and infant, Ruby.
She attended the schools of Tucker and Randolph counties. She was a retired custodian for Anne Arundell County Public Schools in Maryland.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Wednesday, March 15, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brent Reed will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mabel Arbogast Day Danza. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Mar 2006.

Mabel A. Danza
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Wednesday, March 15, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brent Reed will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mabel Arbogast Day Danza. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Mar 2006.

George Darden Jr.
George Edward Darden Jr., 82, a resident of Newnan, Ga., passed away peacefully at home Monday, Oct. 16, 2006. Mr. Darden had made his home for the past eight years with his son, Bob, and wife, Barbara, since the passing of his wife.
He was born July 29, 1924, at Elkins, a son of the late George Edward Darden Sr. and Joyce Jeanette Darden.
On July 28, 1945, at Buckhannon, he was married to the former Norma Carroll Cockerill, who preceded him in death Feb. 28, 1999.
Surviving are three sons, Robert Darden and wife, Barbara, of Newnan, Ga., Thomas Darden and wife, Nancy, of Fairmont, and James Darden and wife, Cindy, of Jackson, Ga.
A daughter, Carroll Darden Clason and husband, Wayne, of Fredericksburg, Va.; a brother, Ralph Darden and wife, Myrna, of Levittown, Pa.; seven grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 18 stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild also survive.
Also preceding him in death was a sister, Jane Darden Brown.
George attended the schools of Randolph County and was a graduate of Elkins High School. He joined the U.S. Army and served in the European Theatre during World War II. He was a life member of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion where he served as post commander, District 29 commander and was a member of the color guard of the West Virginia Highlanders, then sponsored by H.W. Daniels Post 29. For many years, he served on the state board committees of the West Virginia American Cancer Society and, in earlier years, was active as a volunteer in the Mountain State Forest Festival.
Mr. Darden’s request for cremation was honored. The family will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and a private graveside service will follow. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to VistaCare Hospice, 1585 Highway 34 East, Newnan, Ga. 30265 in memory of Mr. Darden. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. George Edward Darden Jr.  From 18 Oct 2006. 

George Darden Jr.
Mr. Darden’s request for cremation was honored. The family will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and a private graveside service will follow. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to VistaCare Hospice, 1585 Highway 34 East, Newnan, Ga. 30265 in memory of Mr. Darden. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. George Edward Darden Jr. From 19 Oct 2006.

Homer Daugherty
Homer Junior Daugherty, 83, a resident of Union community, Philippi, passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at the home of his nephew, Wyane Daugherty.
He was born Sept. 21, 1922, at Union community, a son of the late Charles H. and Gertrude C. Pitman Daugherty.
Surviving are one sister-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” Daugherty of Union community; three nephews, Wyane L. and wife, Susan Daugherty, of Mt. Liberty community, Dennis E. and wife, Marlene Daugherty, of Philippi and David W. Daugherty of Ohio; and great-nephews and great-nieces, loved as grandchildren, Timothy D. Daugherty, Mike and Karen Daugherty, Amanda (Daugherty) and William Marion, Ryan and Brogan Daugherty, Andrew Daugherty, Addalisha (Daugherty) Risser, Gregory Daugherty, Dora Daugherty, Darrell Daugherty and Daniel Daugherty.
Mr. Daugherty was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold H. and Robert L. Daugherty; one niece, Becky Daugherty; and one nephew, Dennis Daugherty.
Mr. Daugherty was an active farmer until his illness and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in combat Veteran 3rd Armor DIV. He served in the Pacific and European theaters. Mr. Daugherty was a member of Union Church of Christ.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home at 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour with Evangelist R.D. Ice officiating. Interment will follow in Pitman Cemetery with the honour guard of American Legion Post 44 conducting military rites. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 18 Sep 2006.

Ethel N. Davidson
Ethel N. Davidson, 88, of the Gaines Community of Rock Cave, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at her home.
She was born Nov. 30, 1917, at Eden, a daughter of the late Okey Thomas Davidson and Nora Susan Morris Davidson.
She is survived by two sisters, Irene Tracy of Buckhannon and Inzie Pisarski of Baden, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; great-great-nieces and great-great nephews.
Also preceding her in death were five brothers, Charles “Curge” Davidson, Ronald Davidson, Darrol Davidson, Larry Davidson and Nelson Davidson; and one sister, Betty Gum.
She was a registered nurse and regularly attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She graduate in 1946 from St. Mary’s Nursing School in Huntington. She retired from Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg and St. Joseph’s Hospital of Buckhannon, where she was a RN in the emergency room.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. She will lie in state at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Gary Stackpole will officiate and interment will follow in Salem Ridge Church Cemetery at Gaines. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 19 Jun 2006.

Bonnie S. Davis
Mrs. Bonnie Sue Bangs Davis, 53, a resident of Elkins, passed away at her residence Sept. 29, 2006 following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 5, 1952, at Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late Lloyd Osborne Bangs and Charlotte Winifred Delphy Bangs Ball.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Edward Davis Sr.; her stepfather, Richard Ball of Elkins: and three sons, Randy Wayne Davis of Elkins, Ronald Edward Davis Jr. of Shinnston and Ricky Earl Davis of Fresno, Calif. Three brothers, Wayne Bangs of Baker, La., Michael Bangs of Littlestown, Pa., and Robby Tighe of Westminster, Md.; two sisters, Darlene Patterson of Maryville, Tenn., and Kimberly Forney of Littlestown, Pa.; and 11 grandchildren also survive.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Timmy Tighe and Terry Tighe.
Bonnie was employed by Long John Silvers for 16 years prior to becoming disabled.
At Bonnie’s request, her remains were cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Bonnie Sue Bangs Davis. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 2 Oct 2006.

Bonnie S. Davis
Bonnie Sue Bangs Davis, 53, a resident of Route 2, Elkins, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at her residence.
At Bonnie’s request, her remains were cremated. Friends may call at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. until noon, at which time a memorial service will be conducted with Sister Mary Ella Morrison officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Bonnie Sue Bangs Davis.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Oct 2006.

Edythe M. Davis
Edythe M. Davis, 88, of Cass, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2006, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Cass United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Hill officiating. Interment will be in Arbovale Cemetery. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home services.  From 11 Mar 2006.

Evangeline C. Davis
Evangeline C. “Polly” Davis, 86, died Friday, March 17, 2006, in Allen Hospital at Waterloo, Iowa.
She was born March 1, 1920, at Armstrong, Iowa, the daughter of the late Jacob and Anna Marie Murray Reining.
On Aug. 7, 1942, at Spencer, Iowa, she was united in marriage to John Thomas Davis, who preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1967.
John and Polly lived in Louisiana for several years before going to Iowa in 1956. Polly was a licensed practical nurse and cared for people in three states for 17 years, retiring in 1982.
Her memory is cherished be five sons, John (Pat) of Petal, Miss., William of Tucson, Ariz., Danny of Waterloo, Iowa, Peter of Valley Bend and Andrew (Judy) of Waterloo, Iowa; two daughters, Jean (Dan) Steen and Linda Roberts, all of Waterloo, Iowa; one brother, Ralph Reining of Laurens, Iowa; three sisters, Louise Long of Pueblo West, Colo., Alice (Charles) Barnes of Hamilton, Texas and Virginia Holmes of Tucson, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Mary; one brother, George; and three sisters, Margaret Winters, Mary Gangestead and Shirley Olmstead.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 21, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories in Waterloo, Iowa. Pastor Earl Warstler officiated and interment followed in Garden of Memories at Waterloo, Iowa.  From 28 Mar 2006.

Evelyn C. Davis
Evelyn Coleman Davis, 47, a resident of Pickens, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.
She was born Jan. 22, 1959, at Beckley, a daughter of the late Cecil Gordan and Trecie Elaine Lough Coleman.
Surviving are her former husband, Gale Davis of Pickens; three children, Joshua Copella of Cumberland, Md., James L. Copella and Carrie Sue Davis, both of Pickens; three brothers, Cecil J. Coleman of Webster Springs, John M. Coleman of Pickens and E. Robert Coleman and wife, Sherri, of Clear Springs, Md.; four sisters, Cecelia Smith and husband, Marty, of Pickens, Carol Poyner and husband, Daniel, of Boonesboro, Md., Jeanne Lizzi and husband, Philip, of Deptford, N.J., and Janet Schultz and husband, John, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a special friend, Kenneth Wilson of Pickens.
She was a homemaker and member of Pickens Baptist Church.
The viewing will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Home. On Friday, Feb. 24, she will be moved to Pickens Baptist Church where she will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. John Ingram officiating. Interment will follow in Pickens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society for research. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Evelyn Coleman Davis.   From 22 Feb 2006.

Glenn W. Davis
Glenn Wilbur Davis, 84, a resident of Easy Street, Elkins, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Sept. 19, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Glenn Wilbur Davis. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Sep 2006.

Glenn W. Davis
Glenn Wilbur Davis, 84, a longtime resident of Oak Hill, and for the past three years, a resident of Easy Street in Elkins, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Sept. 19, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
He was born Friday, June 30, 1922, at Mount Hope, a son of the late Slyvanius L. Davis Sr. and Ada Mae Swift Davis.
On April 29, 1943, at Mount Hope, he was married to the former Helen Lucille Blake, who preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 2002.
Surviving him are one son, Glenn Swift Davis and wife, June L., of Elkins; and two grandchildren, Allison M. Davis and Andrew G. Davis.
He is the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by one brother, Slyvanius L. Davis Jr.
He attended Mount Hope High School, served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, worked as a surveyor for New River Coal Co., sold mining equipment for Long-Airdox Co. and Jeffrey and Owens Co., and was the president of Thomas Steel at Princeton at the time of his retirement. He was a member of Mount Hope Presbyterian Church and Oak Hill Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Davis’ request for cremation was honored and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date at Oak Hill. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Glenn Wilbur Davis. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 20 Sep 2006.

Nada R. Davis
Nada Ruth Davis, 88, a resident of Ellamore, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at her home under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice Care of Buckhannon.
She was born Nov. 10, 1917, at Ellamore, a daughter of the late Gordon Ellis Lamb and Grace Hornbeck Lamb. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
On April 12, 1948, she was married to Wilford Lorn Davis, who preceded her in death Jan. 31, 2004.
Surviving are two daughters, Katherine “Cissy” Wilcox of Ellamore and JoAnn Davis of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five sons Robin Davis of Elkins, Joseph “Joe” Davis and wife, Sonja, of Ellamore, Robert “Bob” Davis and wife, Linda, of Chesapeake, Va., Roger Straley and wife, Candy, of Ellamore and Carl Skidmore and wife, Sharon, of Elkins; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were four sisters, Justic Kemble, Muriel Koon, Lena Lamb and Lottie Lamb; four brothers, Strader Lamb, Arnol Lamb, Woodford Lamb and Daris Lamb; and one grandson, Scott Duncan.
She was a homemaker, attended Sand Run Baptist Church and was a member of Sand Run Womens Fellowship.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. She will lie in state Tuesday, April 18, at Sand Run Baptist Church from noon until 1 p.m., the service hour. The Rev. Donald Butcher and the Rev. Robert Poling will officiate and interment will follow in Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery. Poling St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 17 Apr 2006.

E.H. Hunter Davis
Dr. Ernest Howard Hunter Davis, also known simply as Hunter Davis, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 31,1924 and died in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 28, 2006.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant in World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania. He was on the All-American Soccer Team in 1942. He taught freshmen level English at Kent State University and was an associate professor of English at Davis & Elkins College from 1959 to 1969. He started the soccer team at D&E and was presented with a life time achievement award from Davis & Elkins Alumni Soccer Council in 2001. He also served as an adviser to a campus literary magazine and a campus fraternity at D&E. He then taught English at Slippery Rock University for 34 years from 1969 to 2004, where he supervised the establishment of the Writing Center and was coordinator of freshman English and advisor to the rugby team. Hunter Davis was active in the Elkins Community Theater that later became known as The Old Brick Playhouse. He was an enthusiastic member of the Polecats. His message was, “Don’t worry, be happy, enjoy life.”
Hunter is lovingly remembered by his six children, in birth order, Louisa Rise of Goshen, Ohio, Sydney Davis of Santa Fe, N.M., Katy McClane of Dubai, UAE and Elkins, Virginia Evan Davis of Lilburn, Ga., Nate Davis of Elkins and Hunter Davis of Slippery Rock, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Deborah McCall Spooner, mother of Louisa and Sydney.
He is survived by his second wife, Joan Crawford, mother of Katy, Evan, Nate and Hunter; and third wife, Pamela Segula Davis. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
A memorial/wake is planned for Dr. E.H. Hunter Davis at Raven Ring Island, Gladwin on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m.  From 21 Nov 2006.

Alma Day
Alma Day, 72, a resident of the Crystal Springs community, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of F.E. Runner Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to crunner@cebridge.net . (637-6717)  From 20 Jul 2006.

Alma J. Day
Alma Jean "Emms/Sis" Day, 72, a resident of the Crystal Springs community, Elkins, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital, under the loving care of the staff at the hospital. She had been in failing health since June and a patient of the hospital since July 6, 2006.
Born Feb. 27, 1934, at Bemis, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Blanche Roy Clayton.
She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband of 52 years, Roger O'Riley Day, who survives. They would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Sept. 9 of this year.
In addition to her husband, she was also a loving and devoted mother to three daughters, Tracie "Ruth" Dayanco and Brenda Bagshaw Sauzer, both of Elkins, and April Day of Geneva, Ohio; and a son, Dennis Day of Chardon, Ohio. Also surviving are a brother, Sebert "Bud" Clayton; 11 grandchildren, Waylon, Denny, Casey, Codey, Crystal, Lukas, Moriah, Sunni, Dana, Lacey and Danny; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host friends.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were a daughter, Deborah Rickers; a granddaughter, Miranda Bagshaw; four brothers, Jim, Adam, Earl and Robert Clayton; four sisters, Opal White, Hazel Wildman, Mabel Ketterman and Geneva White.
"Emms/Sis" loved country music and sang for several years with Alma Jean and the Smokey Mountain Clan performing in and around the Cleveland, Ohio, area. She worked as a home health aide for the late Virginia McCallister and Rebecca Marstiller. "Emms/Sis" never met a stranger or turned anyone away, she gave freely of herself if they needed her and always found time to sit down and talk with you. Somehow, she found the goodness in people that everyone else seemed to overlook. She loved yard sales, thrift shops, playing cards and especially bingo. Also, a NASCAR fan, Jeff Gordon was her favorite driver. She had a wonderful and lively sense of humor and was always fun to be around. She cherished her family and friends and loved spending time with them. She touched many lives, and will be greatly missed, but will remain in the hearts of those who loved her forever. May she rest in peace until we meet again.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel Sunday, July 23, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Marcie Lewis will officiate. Interment will follow in American Legion Little Arlington Cemetery. F.R. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Alma "Emms/Sis" Day. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to crunner@cebridge.net. (637-6717)  From 21 Jul 2006.

Harry E. Day Jr.
Harry E. Day Jr., 68, of South Charleston, passed away at 11:48 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2006, in Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 13, 1938, at Dartmore, the son of Harry E. Day Sr. and Dorothy Virginia Hannisfan Day.
Mr. Day was a member of the United Auto Workers and the Bogle Ridge Hunt Club in West Virginia. He was retired from Navistar International.
Survivors include his loving companion, Gerldine Marie Day of Springfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard Paul and Sarah Day of South Charleston; one daughter, Annamarie Day of Springfield; four grandchildren, Edward Day, Cristal (Matthew) Machabee, William Metcalf and April Metcalf; four sisters, Rose (Robert) Kelley of West Virginia, Lucille (John) Frock of Springfield, Ella “Rene” Phillips, Carolyn (Jerry) Carr of West Virginia, a brother, David (Debbie) Day of West Virginia; sister-in-law, Shirley Day of Pennsylvania; brother-in-law, Carroll Emigh of West Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Metcalf; a brother, Robert Day; two sisters, Elsie Holmes and Janet Emigh; and his parents.
Funeral services were March 31 at Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home and entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum.  From 4 Apr 2006.

Mary A. Day
Mary Ann Day, 58, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at her home.
She was born Oct. 26, 1948, at Park Rapids, Minn., a daughter of Wallace Cooper and Lila Robins Cooper of Washington.
On June 5, 1965, she was married to Ferrel R. Day, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are one son, Darrel Lee Day and wife, Heather, of Buckhannon; three daughters, Carla DeBarr and husband, Roger, Brenda Kay Canter and husband, Dennis, and Christina Day, all of Buckhannon; four grandsons, Allen DeBarr, Wade Day, Cole Day and Trenton Oldaker, all of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Jessica DeBarr of Buckhannon; one brother, Gary Cooper of Washington; and one sister, Arlene Martiniez of Washington.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Cooper.
She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole. Interment will follow in Day Family Cemetery at Swamp Run. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 23 Dec 2006.

Russell V. Day
Russell V. "Chub" Day, 70, a resident of Buckhannon, died Monday, July 24, 2006, at his home.
He was born Dec. 25, 1935, in Randolph County, a son of the late Russell J. Day and Edith Shipman Day.
Surviving are four sons, Davis Day, Russell William Day and wife, Deneta, Mitchell Day and wife, Janice, and Kenneth Day, all of Buckhannon; one sister, Patricia Mack of Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were one sister, Isabella Rose; and one brother, Charles Day.
He was a truck driver for Union Drilling.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the funeral home with the Rev. Tim Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 25 Jul 2006.

Della V. Dean
Della V. Dean, 66, of Seneca Rocks, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, in Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Family will receive friends at Schaeffer Funeral Home Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon, the funeral hour, with Pastor Ken Martin officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery located on River Road in Romney. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 13 Oct 2006.

Howard D. Dean
Howard Dorde Dean, 75, a resident of Southview Drive, Elkins, departed this life Tuesday evening, March 21, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Howard Dorde Dean.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Mar 2006.

Howard D. Dean
Howard Dorde “Bud” Dean, 75, a resident of Southview Drive, Elkins, departed this life Tuesday evening, March 21, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health.
He was born Thursday, Nov. 13, 1930, at Bayard, a son of the late Durard Dean and Nova Weese Lantz.
On Nov. 11, 1947, he was married to the former Caroldeen B. Chenoweth, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Howard J. “Buddy” Dean of Buckhannon; three daughters, Sherry L. Powers and husband, Gary, Shelia A. Barkley and husband, Chuck, and Sandra K. LaRosa and husband, Virgil, all of Buckhannon; two half brothers, Harry Dean and wife, Barbara, of Springfield, Va., and Donnie Lantz and wife, Kitty, of Elkins; two half sisters, Loretta Shears and husband, Marlin, of Harrisonburg, Va., and Nancy Shamburg and husband, Billy, of Oxen Hill, Md.; nine grandchildren, David Powers, Michael Barkley, Leslie Houghton, Howie Dean, Joshua Dean, Shania Lewis, Aaron Gainer, Allison LaRosa and Patrick LaRosa; seven great-grandchildren; dear friends, Dr. and Mrs. Farukh Khan; a “special granddaughter,” Farah Khan; and Edgar and Millie Gainer.
Preceding him in death besides his parents are one daughter, Shirley J. “Jeannie” Gainer; and four half brothers.
Mr. Dean had worked for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. for several years before moving to Buckhannon in 1963, when he began working at the Purity Bread Co. until his retirement. He loved reading and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Dean’s request for cremation was honored. In his memory, a private gathering of family and close friends will be conducted at a later date. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave. Belington, W.Va. 26250, the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43216-3549 or to the American Cancer Society, Randolph County Unit, in care of Polly O’Kernick, 105 Wilson Lane, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Howard Dorde “Bud” Dean. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Mar 2006.

Basel B. DeBarr
Basel Blair DeBarr, 86, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at his home under the care of People’s Hospice of Clarksburg.
He was born May 19, 1920, at Clarksburg, a son the the late Ira DeBarr and Orla Linger DeBarr.
Surviving are one sister, Reta D. Long of Buckhannon; two nephews, James Long and wife, Sharon, of Coatesville, Pa., and Rolland Long and Lisa, of Hampton, Va.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Blaine DeBarr.
He was a social worker for the Department of Health and Human Resources. He attended First Baptist Church of Buckhannon and was a member of Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and Pringle Tree Chapter 5 Disabled American Veterans. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 during World War II. He was a 1940 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur School and a 1949 graduate of Alderson Broaddus College.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard McGuire and the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in Upshur County Memorial Park at Tennerton where Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and DAV Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors. Online condolences may be sent to the family of Blair DeBarr at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 22 Nov 2006.  

Jacquelyn D. DeBarr
Jacquelyn Dawn Harlow DeBarr of French Creek went to be with God at 10:34 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2006. She departed this life in Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown after battling leukemia since April 13, 2005.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Waterloo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations, dishes, cookware or other kitchen items, in Jacki’s memory, may be made to Rosenbaum Family House at Ruby Memorial. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 5 Jul 2006.

Harold A. Defibaugh
Harold A. Defibaugh, 78, was called home by the Lord Tuesday, June 13, 2006.
Born June 3, at Huttonsville, he was the son of the late Virgil and Melvine Belle (Louk) Defibaugh.
Harold was a veteran of the Marine Corps.
He is survived by three devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Dowies (Stacey Gressett) of Canton, Ohio, Lora (John) Tedrick of Robertsville, Ohio and Elizabeth (Steve) Rudnick of Canton, Ohio; two stepsons, Michael Allman of Little Rock, Ark., and Brian (Ann) Allman of Red Lions, Pa.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Walk of Akron, Ohio, and Doris (Gary) Knotts of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Elmer Defibaugh and James Defibaugh, both of Akron, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Eunice (Merrit) Wamsley; and a brother, Harley Brian Defibaugh.
There will be no calling hours or services, as his wish was to be cremated. His cremains will be buried in Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. Rossi Funeral Home of Canton, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements. From 17 Jun 2006.

Charles Delaney
Charles Delaney, 87, a former resident of Mill Creek, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at 10:03 a.m. in Health South.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Sunday, May 14, after 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., the funeral hour. The Revs. Charles Stanley and Marshall Williams will officiate. Interment will be in Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   From 12 May 2006.

Charles Delaney
Charles Delaney, 87, a former resident of Mill Creek, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at 10:03 a.m. in Health South.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Monday, May 15, after 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., the funeral hour. The Revs. Charles Stanley and Marshall Williams will officiate. Interment will be in Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. Tygart Valley Post 3647 VFW and H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will conduct full military services at the grave site. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 13 May 2006.

Robert D. Demastes
Robert Darrell Demastes, 66, of Rock Cave, the Gaines community, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at his home under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.
He was born July 7, 1940, at Gaines, a son of the late Pearlie Franklin and Helen Lea Lynch Demastes.
He was united in marriage, on Sept. 2, 1960, to Lona Belle Woody Demastes, who survives.
He is also survived by five sons, Robert Demastes of Arlington, James Demastes of Buckhannon, David Demastes of New Jersey, Billy Demastes of Gaines and Brian Demastes of Alton; two daughters, Pearl Moore of Holly Grove and Brenda Lee of Selbyville; several grandchildren; two brothers, Ira Demastes of Morgantown and Don Demastes of Granville; and four sisters, Kathryn Francis of Core, Carolyn Rice of Gaines, Sharon deHuarte of Blacksville and Edith Burnside of Buckhannon.
He was preceded in death by three sisters.
Mr. Demastes was a member of Rock Cave Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m., the funeral hour, with Pastor David Jessie and the Rev. Eugene Helmick officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family at their request. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 4 Dec 2006.

Robert D. Demastes
Robert Darrell Demastes, 66, of the Gaines community, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at his home.
Friends will be received at Rock Cave Baptist Church today from noon to 2 p.m., the service hour, with Pastor David Jessie and the Rev. Eugene Helmick officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Ridge Cemetery. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.   From 5 Dec 2006.

Mary K. Dennison
Mary Katherine Dennison, 82, a resident of Worthington, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, in Woodland Assisted Living at Worthington.
She was born Dec. 29, 1923, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late John R. Courtney and Versie M. Huffman Courtney
Surviving are three daughters, Tammy Westfall and husband, Steve, of Fairmont, Sharon Oldaker and husband, Danny, of Buckhannon and Linda Shaffer of Buckhannon; three granddaughters, Stephanie Muller and Kaitlyn Westfall of Fairmont and Sherri Beckner of Buckhannon; three grandsons, Justin Oldaker and Russell Nestor of Buckhannon and Michael Shaffer of Colorado; three great-granddaughters, Meghan Muller and Meredith Muller of Fairmont and Emily Nestor of Buckhannon; one great-grandson, Joshua Beckner of Buckhannon; one brother, John Courtney of Buckhannon; and two sisters, Patricia Anderson and Jean Lowe of Maryland.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers and three sisters.
She was a caregiver and Baptist by faith.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Beryl McKisic officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 Dec 2006.

Marshall J. Denny
Marshall J. Denny, 87, a resident of Patterson Lake Drive, Pinckney, Mich., departed this life Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at his home.
He was born Saturday, April 27, 1918, at Honesdale, Pa., a son of the late Charles Denny and Zellah Roach Denny.
On May 22, 1941, in Maryland, he was married to the former Louise Taylor, who preceded him in death June 4, 2001. Surviving are one son, Robert Denny of Chelsea, Mich.; one daughter, Marsha Denny Evans of Gainesville, Fla.; one brother, Ed Hutchison of Wilmington, N.C.; one sister, Dorothy Riggleman of Clarksburg; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife were one daughter, Janet MacInally; three brothers, Ray Denny, Blair Denny and Pete Hutchison; and two sisters, Virginia Phillips and Doris Antoline.
He attended the schools of Elkins, had worked for the coal mines in West Virginia and for the Steel Mills at Detroit, Mich. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Dr. Robert J. Klein will officiate and interment will follow. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Marshall J. Denny. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Jan 2006.

James R. Denton
James Ray Denton, 49, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at his home under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice of Buckhannon.
He was born Jan. 29, 1957, at Marion, Ohio, a son of James Earl Denton, who survives at Hartford, Mich., and the late Charlotte Louise Blevins Denton.
Also surviving are one daughter, Kelly Denton of Michigan; one sister, Cheryl Sue Denton Hacker of Buckhannon; six brothers, Michael Denton of New York, Kevin Denton, Mathew Denton and Jeffrey Denton, all of Michigan, Eric Denton of Buckhannon and Scott Denton of Virginia; one sister, Kathy Peapples of Michigan; and special love, Dolly Peck, and children, Camden and Brittany, of Buckhannon.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Denton.
He was a self-employed painter.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Buckhannon. Online condolences may be sent to the family of James Denton at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 30 Nov 2006.

Rita Deschenes
Rita Mae Snyder Deschenes, 83, a former resident of Wilson Street, Elkins, and more recently a resident of Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Facility at Danvers, Mass., departed this life Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at the Beverly Hospital at Beverly, Mass..
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Rita Mae Snyder Deschenes.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 25 Nov 2006.

Rita M. Deschenes
Rita Mae Snyder Deschenes, 83, a former resident of Wilson Street, Elkins, and more recently a resident of Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Danvers, Mass., departed this life Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, in Beverly Hospital at Beverly, Mass. She had been in her usual health and death was unexpected.
She was born Thursday, Oct. 18, 1923, at Adolph, a daughter of the late Carrol “Bill” Snyder and Hazel Shiflett Snyder.
On June 8, 1947, at Elkins, she was married to Raney Antonio Deschenes, who preceded her in death May 10, 2004.
Surviving are one daughter, Helen Deschenes Hutchins of Beverly, Mass.; one son, Dr. Raney James Deschenes and wife, Jennifer, of Cape May Court House, N.J.; one brother, Clair Snyder and wife, Irene, of Wooster, Ohio; her dear aunt, Madge Huffman of Coalton; five grandchildren, Suzanne, Gregg, Gary, Jennifer and Jessica; and two great-granddaughters, Caroline and Reilly.
Rita worked for the Grindle family at Elkins while attending and graduating Elkins High School. She met her husband while he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and stationed nearby. They then moved to Salem, Mass., where she worked as a utility worker for Sylvania and raised her family. She was known by many for her great personality and her quick sense of humor. She loved to garden, cook and spend time with her family. She then retired with her husband and returned to West Virginia. They spent many years together enjoying their retirement while maintaining her family farm in Adolph. They were also recognized by their friends and neighbors for their beautiful flower gardens and detailed landscaping.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Rita Mae Snyder Deschenes. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 29 Nov 2006. 

Rita M. Deschenes
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Rita Mae Snyder Deschenes. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 30 Nov and 1 Dec. 2006.

Rita M. Deschenes
The family received friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel today at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Rita Mae Snyder Deschenes. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 2 Dec 2006.

Burnetta A. DeVore
Burnetta Arnold DeVore, 96, a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas, departed this life Saturday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2006, at the nursing home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Burnetta Arnold DeVore.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Jan 2006.

Burnetta A. DeVore
Burnetta Arnold DeVore, 96, a resident of the Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas, departed this life Saturday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2006, at the nursing home.
She was born Monday, Feb. 22, 1909, at Barton, Md., a daughter of the late Jesse Arnold and Amanda Kyle Arnold. She was married to Robert J. “Bob” DeVore, who preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1984.
Surviving are one nephew, Bob Nolan and wife, Karen, of Falling Waters.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyna Nolan and Catherine Arnold.
She attended the schools of Barton, Md., and she was a graduate of Frostburg State University. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at Parsons, where she played the organ for many years. She was a schoolteacher for many years having taught at Kempton, Md., grade schools and for the Tucker County Board of Education. After her retirement, she along with her husband owned and operated the former B&B Clothing Store in Parsons. During 2005, she received an award for being the oldest living graduate from Frostburg State University. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Mrs. DeVore will be moved to Our Lady Of Mercy Catholic Church at Parsons where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Timothy J. Grassi will be the Presider. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery at Thomas. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Burnetta Arnold DeVore.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 17 Jan 2006.

Maurice E. Digman
Maurice E. “Joe” Digman, 76, a resident of 518 Yokum St., Elkins, passed away Monday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2006, at his home.
He was born Aug. 19, 1929, at Parsons, a son of the late Joseph F. and Cora Ellen Phillips Digman.
On Feb. 20, 1965, at Kerens, he was married to Martha Canfield Digman, who survives in Elkins.
Also surviving are a son, Jerry Digman and wife, Lisa, of Elkins; two grandchildren, Lauren Ashley and Jennifer Emily Digman; and a grandson to arrive in October. Several nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ed (Ida Mae) Swecker, and brother-in-law, Leslie Sewell Canfield and wife, Jo Ann, also survive.
Also preceding him in death were five sisters, Vonda Day, Ethyl McCauley, Evelyn Feaster, Deloris Vint and Regina Vanscoy; and a brother, Forrest Digman.
Mr. Digman attended the schools of Randolph County and graduated from Elkins High School with the class of 1949. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was employed for many years by the West Virginia Department of Highways retiring in 1988. He was a member of Israel United Methodist Church, H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Randolph County Senior Center.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Memorial contributions may be made to Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or to Israel United Methodist Church in care of Diane Coberly, Route 1, Box 27, Montrose, W.Va. 26283 in memory of Mr. Digman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Maurice E. “Joe” Digman. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Aug 2006.

Karen R. Dixon
Karen Ruth Allen Dixon, 59, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, 2006, at her home.
She was born Oct. 30, 1946, at Covington, Ky., a daughter of the late James Allen, who preceded her in death in 1988 and Lillian Ruth McGlone, who survives at Indianapolis, Ind.
On May 18, 1969, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Robert Allen Shupp Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Robert Allen “Bobby” Shupp Jr. of Parsons; two daughters, Kelly Ruth Osborn and fiance, Stephen Lee Church, of Hendricks and Lillian Dawn Shupp of North Vernon, Ind.; two brothers, James Robert Allen and wife, Patricia, of Greenwood, Ind. and Donald Edward Allen and wife, Cheryl, of Indianapolis, Ind.; four sisters, Dawn Scott and husband, Dan, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Trina Anslow and husband, Michael, of Hatsfield, Pa., Joy Waybright of Elkins and Patti Prater of Columbus, Ind.; and two grandsons, Anthony Scott Shupp and Robby Allen-Lee Shupp.
Preceding her in death were one son, James Edward Shupp; and one sister, Jackie Steivers.
She attended various schools, having been in a military family. She was employed as a cook in the restaurant business. She enjoyed her animals, her plants and crochet. She had the greatest love for her grandsons.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thomas. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Karen Ruth Allen Dixon. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 30 Aug 2006.

Karen R. Dixon
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thomas. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Karen Ruth Allen Dixon. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 31 Aug 2006. 

Betty Donaldson
Betty Joe Long Williams Donaldson, 76, of Buckhannon, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
She was born Oct. 21, 1929 in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Harvey and Cemantha Hyre Long.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Williams, and by her second husband, Edward Donaldson.
She is survived by two brothers; French and wife, Lois Long of French Creek and Fred Long of Buckhannon. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by five sisters, Blanche Fleming, Pearl Helmick, Vera Smallridge, Ruth Criss and Xenna Carpenter and three brothers, Harry, Cecil and Glen Long.
Betty was an avid fan of music. She was a methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Robert Heavner officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangement for Betty Jo Donaldson.  From 16 Sep 2006.

Vera E. Douglas
Vera E. Douglas, 95, a former resident of Elkins and a patient in Barbour County Good Samaritan Center, passed away Monday evening, March 6, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Vera E. Douglas. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Mar 2006.

Vera E. Douglas
Vera E. Douglas, 95, a former resident of First Street in Elkins and a patient in Barbour County Good Samaritan Center for the past 12 years, passed away Monday evening, March 6, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 31, 1910, at Shawnee, Wash., a daughter of the late Boyd Dickenson Bishop and Olive May Bishop Douglas.
She moved back to Elkins with her family when she was very young. Vera’s two older sisters and three younger brothers preceded her in death, Ethel Leigh (Douglas) Butcher, Neva Rebecca (Douglas) Bibey, Richard Douglas (died at birth), Boyd Clark Douglas and Paul Eugene Douglas.
Vera is survived by her sister-in-law, Alma May (Keller) Douglas of Elkins and the following nieces and nephews, Sharon (Bibey) Cameron and husband, Dick, Don Bibey and wife, Gwen, Denzil Bibey and wife, Jerri, Dorothy Douglas and Sharon (Douglas) Whitecotton and husband, Louis, all of Wheeling, Margie (Butcher) Lovett and husband, Bob, and Tom Hinzman, of Weston, LaVaughn Wood of Berlin, Md., Phil Douglas and wife, Patricia, of Williamsburg, Va., Sandra (Douglas) Weaving and husband, Bill, of Downingtown, Pa., and Pamela Sue Douglas of Elkins; and many great- and great-great-nephews and nieces.
Vera graduated from Elkins High School in 1929 and started working prior to her graduation at Mr. Alex Golberg’s Department Store as the bookkeeper. Later, Vera was the executive assistant and bookkeeper for Goldberg Real Estate, where she worked until her retirement. Vera was kind, caring and devoted to her family and friends. She devoted herself totally to the care of her aging parents until their deaths. Vera loved participating in church activities at the Goff Street Church of Christ in Elkins. Vera also thoroughly enjoyed playing golf and traveling.
Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with Minister Ronald Reeves officiating. Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Vera E. Douglas.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 8 Mar 2006.

Roy K. Dowell
Roy Keith Dowell, 77, of Route 5, Buckhannon, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at 5:05 p.m. at his home.
He was born Dec. 29, 1928, at Spruce Fork, a son of the late William Lewis Dowell and Bessie Jane Corathere Dowell.
Mr. Dowell was united in marriage on Dec. 21, 1947, to the former Mary Lou Queen who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are one son, Jonathan Keith and wife, Idella Dowell, of Buckhannon; two daughters, Sharon Kay Dattilo of Fairfax, Va., and Janet Sue and husband, David Howes, of Eagle Rock, Va.; nine grandchildren, Jason Keith Dowell of Bridgeport, Calif., Chad Howes of Eagle Rock, Va., Keitha Dattilo-Bain of Melbourne, Fla., Holly Hitt of Buckhannon, Victoria Forrest of Leesburg, Va., Sharonna Dattilo of Fairfax, Va., Erin Howes of Eagle Rock, Va., Addie Lou Landis of Buckhannon, and Mary Dattilo of Fairfax, Va.; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Dowell and James Dowell both of Buckhannon; two sisters, Dorothy Sowder of Buckhannon and Kathryn Goldsmith of Greenwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Myers Dowell and Page Dowell; and one sister, Nora Smith.
Mr. Dowell was a coal miner.
Friends will be received Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Carol Duffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Church Cemetery in Hodgesville.  From 7 Jan 2006.

Mary E. DuBois
Mary E. DuBois, 80, a resident of Huttonsville where she made her home with her daughter, Phyllis Yokum and husband Jim, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 8:45 p.m. at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown where she had been a patient for the past six months.
Born Aug. 29, 1925 at Cumberland County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late John N. Harrell and Blanche Cashwell Harrell.
On Feb. 5, 1948, she was united in marriage to James Edward “Jim” DuBois, who preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1995.
She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Yokum and husband, Jim of Huttonsville; one sister, Ruth Varner of Burlington, N.C.; and one brother, Ken Harrell and Edna Ruth of Florida; three grandchildren, Michelle Yokum, Rachel DuBois and Dalton James Yokum; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. DuBois was preceded in death by one son, James “Ed” DuBoise; one sister, Barbara Moody; and two brothers, Stanley and Claude “Bill” Harrell.
Mrs. DuBois was a homemaker. In North Carolina, she was known for taking care of foster children and sharing her love for them. She was a Presbyterian by faith.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in Mary’s name.
At the request of the deceased, the remains will be cremated.
There will be no visitation or funeral service. Condolences may be mailed to Phyllis and Jim Yokum at Route 1, Box 64 B, Huttonsville, W.Va. 26273.
The F.E. Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary E. DuBois.  From 27 May 2006.

Vada B. Duffield
Vada Brown Duffield, 87, a resident of Route 1, Beverly, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in the emergency department of Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 12, 1918, in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Albert Brown and Artie Suttle Brown.
She was married to James Ralph Duffield, who preceded her in death May 24, 1994.
She is survived by one son, James R. Duffield and his wife, Patty, of Dacula, Ga.; two brothers, Shirley J. Brown of Silver Springs, Md., and Rector S. Brown of Winchester, Va.; and one sister, Vesta Stalnaker of Parkersburg. Three grandchildren, Dawn Steel of Suwannee, Ga., Deborah Doll of Frederick, Md., and Michael Duffield of Roswell, Ga.; and eight great- grandchildren also survive.
Two brothers, Sheridan G. Brown and Sherman L. Brown, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Duffield was a former employee of G.C. Murphy Co. of Elkins and was retired from Campbell’s Market of Beverly. She was a member of Beverly United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald Fitzwater officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Vada Brown Duffield. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 4 Jan 2006.

Cecil C. Dulaney
Cecil Claude Dulaney, 81, a resident of Pickens, died, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg.
He was born Aug. 4, 1925, at Pickens, a son of the late Cecil C. and Elsie Betler Dulaney.
Surviving are two brothers, Charles O. Dulaney and Edward R. Dulaney of Pickens; three sisters, Margaret A. Haught of Clarksburg, Ruth “Tommi” Spears of Fairmont and Mrs. Harry “Frieda” Drummond of Oakland, Md.; 23 nieces and nephews, 33 great-nieces and great-nephews, and 27 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, William E. Dulaney of Dayton, Ohio.
He was retired from General Motors Corp. Chevrolet of Ohio and from D&H Electric of Buckhannon. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Europe, Africa and the Mideast.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Pickens Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars 3663, American Legion Post 7 and Disabled American Veterans Chapters 36 and 5. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to the Pickens Fire Department. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Cecil Claude Dulaney.  From 17 Nov 2006. 

William E. Dulaney
William E. Dulaney, 63, of Dayton, Ohio, and formerly of Pickens, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, in Hospice of Dayton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Elsie Dulaney.
He is survived by Sandra, his loving wife of 42 years; his children, Angela Dulaney Sharp, Matthew and wife, Sheri Dulaney; grandchildren, Seth and Joshua Sharp and Cody Dulaney; brothers, Cecil, Charles and Edward Dulaney; sisters, Margaret Haught and Ruth Shears, both of West Virginia and Frieda Drummond of Maryland; and a host of other relatives and friends.
William served our country in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Chrysler Corp. of Dayton after 33 years of service and was a member of North Huber Heights Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Pickens Cemetery in Pickens. Newcomer Funeral Home North Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. To leave a message for the family, visit www.newcomerfamily.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to North Huber Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 6193 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, Ohio 45424, in William’s memory.  From 23 January 2006.

Paula L. Duley
Paula Louise Duley, 55, a resident of Fort Worth, Texas, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, in Fort Worth.
Surviving are her husband of 20 years, Robert L. Duley of Everman, Texas; daughters, Cathy and husband, Ronnie Jones, of Hambleton and Valerie and husband, Steve Yancey, of Everman, Texas; son, Aaron Sams Sr. of Florida; grandchildren, Kerstin, Amber, Aaron Jr., Keith and Kayla; one brother and one sister, both in West Virginia.
Funeral services were at Skyvue Funeral Home and interment in Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Texas.  From 17 Feb 2006.

Gail E. Dumire
Mr. Gail Edward Dumire, 81, a former resident of Chenoweth Creek Road and a patient in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 6, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Mr. Gail Edward Dumire. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Sep 2006.

Gail E. Dumire
Mr. Gail Edward Dumire, 81, a former resident of the Chenoweth Creek Road and a patient in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 6, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born Oct. 5, 1924, at Fairmont, a son of the late Shiloh and Susan Bosley Dumire.
On Nov. 25, 1946, at Monterey, Va., he was married to Vonda Jane “Bonnie” Kennedy Dumire, who survives in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.
Also surviving are a son, Edward R. Dumire and wife, “Ginny,” of Beverly; and a daughter, Martha S. Turner and husband, David, of Elkins. A grandson, Tim Dumire of Beverly; granddaughters, Katherine “Katie” Martin of Buckhannon and Michelle “Shelly” Hise of Newnam, Ga.; great-granddaughters, Chelsa Hise and Josalynn Hise of Newnam, Ga.; and great-grandson, Tristen Dumire of Beverly also survive.
Also preceding him in death were three brothers and one sister.
Mr. Dumire was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1941 and was employed as a weight enforcement officer for the state of West Virginia prior to his retirement. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy and participated in the invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach. He was a member of Elkins Lodge No. 108 AF & AM where he served as past master, a member of Chapter 35 Royal Arch Masons, Pilgrim Commandery No. 21 and the Knights of Templar.
A graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Elkins Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow. Members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will accord full military rites at the gravesite. Masonic gravesite rites will be conducted by members of Elkins Lodge No. 108 AF & A.M. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Gail Edward Dumire. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com. From 8 Sep 2006.

Gail E. Dumire
Mr. Gail Edward Dumire, 81, a former resident of the Chenoweth Creek Road and a patient in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 6, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.
A graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. today at the Elkins Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow. Members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will accord full military rites at the grave site. Masonic gravesite rites will be conducted by members of Elkins Lodge No. 108 AF & AM. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Gail Edward Dumire. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Sept 2006.

Vonda J. Dumire
Vonda Jane “Bonnie” Dumire, 78, a resident of Chenoweth Creek Road and a patient in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Thursday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2006, in the Convalescent Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Vonda Jane “Bonnie” Dumire. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Sep 2006.

Vonda J. Dumire
Vonda Jane “Bonnie” Dumire, 78, a resident of Chenoweth Creek Road and a patient in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Thursday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2006, in the Convalescent Center.
She was born June 25, 1928, at Beverly, a daughter of the late Merle B. and Martha Harris Kennedy.
On Nov. 25, 1946, at Monterey, Va., she was married to Gail Edward Dumire, who preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2006.
Surviving are a son, Edward Dumire and wife, “Ginny,” of Beverly; one daughter, Martha Sue Turner and husband, David, of Elkins; one grandson, Tim Dumire of Beverly; granddaughters, Kathleen “Katie” Martin of Buckhannon and Michelle “Shelly” Hise of Newnam, Ga.; great-granddaughters, Chelsa Hise and Josalynn Hise of Newnam, Ga.; and great-grandson, Tristen Dumire of Beverly.
Also preceding her in death was a brother, Harry Richard Kennedy; and a sister, Helen Marie Louk.
Mrs. Dumire attended the schools of Randolph County and was employed by Wallace Bakery, G.C. Murphy Co. and Garden Fresh Market at the time of her retirement. She was a member of Beverly United Methodist Church.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens, formerly the IOOF Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Randolph County Senior Center, Fifth Street and Railroad Avenue, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or to Beverly United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 130, Beverly, W.Va. 26253 in memory of Mrs. Dumire. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Vonda Jane “Bonnie” Dumire. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Sep 2006.

Jane G. Duncan
Jane Gay Duncan, formerly of Buckhannon and recently of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at home.
Jane was born March 21, 1947, the daughter of Gallatin Pettus Gay and Grace Mauzy Gay.
Jane is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Michelle Jack of Parkersburg; and a grandson, Gallatin Connor Jack, also of Parkersburg.
She was predeceased by her parents and a son, Wesley Todd Duncan.
Jane attended Potomac State College and West Virginia Wesleyan College. Jane was a past member of the Tygart Valley Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary of Dailey and Valley Bend. Jane also volunteered and worked many years with the Black Diamond Girl Scouts in both Randolph and Upshur counties. She was active within the First Presbyterian Church, were she most recently served as an elder. Jane was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 14 in Buckhannon.
A memorial service will be conducted in her honor Aug. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Buckhannon with the Rev. John Harris officiating. Burial will be in Heavener Cemetery by Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Following the burial family will receive friends in the downstairs area of the First Presbyterian Church.  From 23 Aug 2006. 

Fleda W. Dye
Fleda W. “Peggy” Dye, 95, a resident of Wishing Well Health in Fairmont, died Monday, April 3, 2006, in United Hospital Center at Clarksburg.
She was born Dec. 3, 1910, at Frenchton, a daughter of the late Thomas T. Watson and Mary Ann Skinner Watson.
She was married to James Glenn Dye, who preceded her in death in 1956.
Surviving are one son, Glenn T. “Tom” Dye and wife, Betty Lee, of Buckhannon; three granddaughters, Ruth Jean Dye of Fairmont, Kathy Findle of Apex, N.C., and Suellen Wilkins of Tallahasse, Fla.; three grandsons, John T. Dye and Jack D. Dye of Raleigh, N.C., and James T. Dye of Bushland, Texas; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, John D. Dye; one brother, Fred Watson; and one sister, Nellie Rice.
She was a homemaker and a member of Chapter 18 Order of the Eastern Star.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, where Chapter 18 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 6, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 4 Apr 2006.  

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