2007 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:B

Dennis A. Bachman

Dennis A. Bachman, 77, of Stafford, Va., and formerly of Pickens, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va.

He was born Oct. 3, 1930, at Pickens, a son of the late Ottomore Randolph and Elsie Jane Peck Bachman.

He has been married for 56 years to Gatha Tiffner Bachman of Stafford, Va.

He is also survived by four daughters, Lena Marsh and husband, Edward, of Stafford, Va., Sharon Whiteside and husband, Steven, of Burke, Va., Denise Flanagan of Elkton, Md., and Lorrie Lasher and husband, James, of Palmyra, Pa.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Randolph Bachman and wife, Nora, of French Creek; two sisters, Cecelia Black and husband, Owen, of Buckhannon and Nellie Throne and husband, Frank, of Frostproof, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bachman was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the American Legion in Pickens and had worked for the West Virginia Division of Highways in Pickens. He was a member of Pickens Baptist Church and was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran having served during the Korean War.

The family will received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Pickens Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Dennis A. Bachman.  From 5 Nov 2007.

Mary E. Bailey

Mary Ellen Bailey, 65, of Teter Lake Community, Route 1, Montrose, died Sunday afternoon, Nov, 4, 2007, in  Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, following an unexpected illness.

She was born May 24, 1942, at Meadowville, Barbour County, a daughter of the late Estes Wilbert “Dan” and Clara Elizabeth (Moore) Poling.

On Oct. 3, 1959, she was married to Elbert Maxwell “Beetle” Bailey, who survives at their home at Teter Lake Community.

Also surviving are one daughter, Deborah Simmons and husband, Charles, of Philippi; two grandchildren, Charlene Simmons and Patricia Simmons, both of Philippi; one sister, Willia Harris and husband, Billy Joe, of Montrose; one brother, Estes W. “Buck” Poling Jr. of Montrose; a sister-in-law, Velma Poling of Montrose; eight nieces and nephews, Missie Poling Keller, Billy Mark Poling, John Paul Poling, James R. Poling Jr., June Elizabeth “Sissy” Collins, Jared Poling, Billy Joe Harris Jr. and Robert Lee “Bobby” Harris; and four grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, James R. Poling Sr.

Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker and an avid hunter and outdoor enthusiast. She attended Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from the  Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave., Belington. The Rev. Larry Poling will officiate and interment will follow in Central Chapel Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour, on Wednesday. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 6 Nov 2007.

Rolfe Bailey

Rolfe “Wayne” Bailey, 89, of Milton, N.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, in Piney Forest Health Care Center at Danville, Va.

He was born Jan. 23, 1918, at Rock, a son of the late Leonard Bailey and Hattie Mae Bailey Bailey.

He was married to Florence Manley Bailey, who preceded him in death in 1998.

Surviving are one son, Emmett G. Bailey of LaGrande, Ore.; two daughters, Janice B. Nicowski of Key West, Fla., and Cheryl B. Hardy of Danville, Va.; three grandchildren, Michael E. McDuffie of Charlotte, N.C., Rebecca Chappelear Harris of Goochland, Va., and Demian Alfred Wayne Bailey of Seattle, Wash.; five great-great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Nancy Woods of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Mr. Bailey was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

He was a graduate of Concord College in Athens and retired as a biologist for the states of West Virginia and North Carolina. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and widely known for his work in wildlife management and particularly for his expertise in wild turkey management and restoration. He was involved in research and wrote numerous articles and was the author of “Wayne’s Turkey World (Sixty Years of Hunting).” Throughout his long successful career, Mr. Bailey was the recipient of many state and national conservation awards and was inducted into the Wildlife/Turkey Hunter’s Hall of Fame for Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He was a founding member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and received the National Wild Turkey Federation Lifetime Service Award from the West Virginia Chapter and, most recently, the 2006 Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Award for Virginia.

A celebration of Mr. Bailey’s life will be conducted at a later date.

Barker Funeral Home Inc., 2025 N. Main St., Danville, Va. 24540 is in charge of the arrangements. The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations go to the National Wild Turkey Federation, Attn: Mark Olis, P.O. Box 530, Edgefield, S.C. 29824.  From 2 Mar 2007.

Mardean L. Barb

Mardean Lee Boyles Barb, 88, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Monday evening, Jan. 22, 2007, at her home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Mardean Lee Boyles Barb. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Jan 2007.

Mardean L. Barb

Mardean Lee Boyles Barb, 88, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Monday evening, Jan. 22, 2007, at her home. She had been in declining health.

She was born Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1918, at Belington, the daughter of the late Reuben Boyles and Madge Poling Boyles.

On Dec. 21, 1942, at Washington, D.C., she was married to Sgt. Charles Franklin Barb, son of Frank and Bessie Barb of Parsons. He preceded her in death Feb. 12, 1978.

Surviving are two daughters, Beverly J. Mullenax and Dorothy L. Murphy and husband, Roger, of Parsons; one sister, Betty Monroe and husband, Jim, of Mitchelville, Md.; seven grandchildren, Ronald A. Mullenax and wife, Judy, Randall L. Mullenax and wife, Lori, Donna Jean Roy and Robert Chad Mullenax and wife, Amy, Rebecca L. Moore and husband, Robert, David Franklin Murphy and wife, Stephanie, and Angela Lee Davis and husband, Chris; 13 great-grandchildren, Hannah and Isaac Moore, Evan, Josie and Cameron Mullenax, Joshua Mullenax, Brady Mullenax, Derek, Kylie and Sydney Moore and Caten, Tucker and McKinley Murphy; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Denzil A. Mullenax.

She was a graduate of Belington High School with the class of 1935. Mardean had a very full and active life first working in Washington, D.C., in the Office of Emergency Management and later working at Tucker County Bank at Parsons until her retirement in May of 1983. She was a very active member of First United Methodist Church at Parsons, where she was organist for more than 50 years. She was a member of Parsons Chapter 91 Order of the Eastern Star, the Liberty Rebecca Lodge 95, United Methodist Women and the Women’s Guild. She also served on the board of directors at the Parsons Senior Center and played piano for years for the Goldenaires. She served on the board of directors of Five Rivers Library for 13 years. During 2004, she received a certificate of appreciation from the Parsons High School Alumni Hall of Fame. She had several hobbies and enjoyable pastimes including playing golf, bowling, bridge and bingo.

Family and friends will join in the celebration of Mardean’s life Friday with visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons. On Saturday, Jan. 27, Mrs. Barb will be moved to First United Methodist Church at which time funeral services will be conducted at noon. The Rev. Jeff Anderson will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery for Mardean Lee Boyles Barb. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 25 Jan 2007.

Mardean L. Barb

Family and friends will join in the celebration of Mardean’s life today with visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons. On Saturday, Jan. 27, Mrs. Barb will be moved to First United Methodist Church at which time funeral services will be conducted at noon. The Rev. Jeff Anderson will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery for Mardean Lee Boyles Barb. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Jan 2007.

Mardean L. Barb

Family and friends joined in the celebration of Mardean’s life Friday at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons. Today Mrs. Barb will be moved to First United Methodist Church at which time funeral services will be conducted at noon. The Rev. Jeff Anderson will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery for Mardean Lee Boyles Barb. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Jan 2007.

Ruth M. Barco

Ruth M. Barco, 93, of Petersburg, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, in Grant County Nursing Home.

Ms. Barco’s request was that her body be donated to the Human Gift Registry at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Memorial contributions may be made to Grant County Nursing Home Safe Harbor Continuing Nursing Education Program, 27 Early Ave., Petersburg, W.Va. 26847. A community gathering to honor the late Ruth Barco will be conducted at a later date.  From 30 Apr 2007.

James W. Barkley

James Warren Barkley, 43, a resident of Buckhannon, passed away Monday, May 7, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident near Horner.

He was born Nov. 28, 1963, at Parsons, a son of the late James Leon “Sonny” Barkley and Sharon Ann Collette Hovatter, who survives at Parsons.

He was married to Leslie Lynne Poling Barkley, who survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are two sons, Joshua James Barkley of Parsons and Taylor Quaid Barkley of St. George; his stepfather, Ron Hovatter of Parsons. An aunt and uncle, Patty and Earl Bohon of St. George; uncle, Steve Collete of Ohio; several cousins and special friends, Dick Stahl, Mr. and Mrs. Earl “Duck” Grimm, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Cutright and Ronnie Woody also survive.

Also preceding him in death were his grandparents, Tharon and Alice Collette and Russell and Emma May Barkley.

Jim was the owner of Quality Comfort Heating and Cooling in Buckhannon and enjoyed the many customers and contractors he worked with. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Bassmasters, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to camp and watch Nascar racing and loved spending time with family and friends.

Jim’s remains will be cremated and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James Warren Barkley. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 11 and 18 May 2007.

James W. Barkley

Jim’s remains were cremated. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Helmick officiating. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James Warren Barkley. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 19 May 2007.

Bernice M. Barlow

Bernice Maude Barlow, 90, a resident of 8801 Parsons Road, Montrose, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 15, 2007, at 11 p.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since July 6. She had been in failing health for the past three years.

Born March 13, 1917, in Randolph County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Blanche Wilson Daff.

In the early 1930s, she was united in marriage to Alfred Leon Barlow, who preceded her in death on May 27, 1976.

Friends will be received at Runner Funeral Home Wednesday after 4 p.m.. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 19, at 1 p.m. from the Runner Chapel. Pastor Kevin Gainer of the Refuge Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Douglas Cemetery at Montrose. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Bernice Maude Barlow.  From 17 Jul 2007.

Bernice M. Barlow

Bernice Maude Barlow, 90, a resident of 8801 Parsons Road, Montrose, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 15, 2007, at 11 p.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since July 6. She had been in failing health for the past three years.

Born March 13, 1917, in Randolph County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Blanche Wilson Daff.

In the early 1930s, she was united in marriage to Alfred Leon Barlow, who preceded her in death on May 27, 1976.

Bernice is survived by four daughters, Nora Healey and husband, Vincent, of Highland Park, Margaret Gum and husband, Don, of Belington, JoAnn Akers of Montrose and Beverly Keefer of Norton; and four sons, David "Bud" Barlow, Charles "Chip" Barlow, James "Jim" Barlow and wife, Jeanie, all of Montrose, and Allen Barlow and wife, Carol, of Elkins. Also surviving are 36 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Faye Trimboli, Isabelle Collins and Wilda Lambert, all of Elkins; and a host of friends.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by a daughter, Barbra Jean McCauley; a son, Gary Allen Barlow; two sisters and three brothers; a granddaughter; a grandson; and three great-grandsons.

Bernice was employed in Farmingdale, N.J., at a shoe factory for several years. She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith. She attended the Refuge Church at Gilman. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law and friend and will be sadly missed. She touched many lives and will forever remain in the hearts of those who loved her.

Friends will be received at Runner Funeral Home today after 4 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 19, at 1 p.m. from the Runner Chapel. Pastor Kevin Gainer of the Refuge Church of Gilman will officiate. Interment will follow in Douglas Cemetery at Montrose. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Bernice Maude Barlow.  From 18 Jul 2007.

Naomi P. Barrick

Naomi P. Bennett Barrick, 68, a resident of Kerens, passed away early Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at the home of Nancy and D.J. Rogers.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Naomi P. Bennett Barrick. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Apr 2007.

Naomi P. Barrick

Naomi P. Bennett Barrick, 68, a resident of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at the home of Nancy and D.J. Rogers.

She was born Jan. 19, 1939, at Beverly, a daughter of the late Ralph “Booge” Bennett and Viola Wiseman Bennett Griffith who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Phillip R. Barrick Jr. of Kerens and Ralph Barrick and wife, Tara, of Pearland, Texas; one daughter, Kathy Lynn Kelly of Elkins; one brother, Bernie Bennett of Elkins; a sister, Norma Hornick, and husband, Fred, of Beverly; eight grandchildren, including Paige Barrick whom she raised following the death of Page’s mother, Diane, Jeff Manolidis and wife, Laura, of Beverly, Chastity Kelley and Alyson Kelley, both of Elkins, Kristie and Shelby Barrick of Pearland, Texas, and Courtney Harris, Noel Church and Dakota Phillips, all of Virginia; five great-grandchildren, Bryce and Gage Manolidis, Micah and Chase Kelly and Jordan Phillips, all of Elkins; two nephews, Tim Hornick and wife, Brenda, of Beverly, Scott Bennett and wife, Joanna, of Tornado; and three nieces, Sherri Marstiller and husband, Cliff, of Elkins, Kim Webley and husband, Edgar, of North Carolina, and Debbie Cullens and husband, Chris, of Ohio.

Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Shiela Diane Barrick; and stepdaughter, Susan Barrick.

Naomi loved children and loved to work. She was a waitress and her good humor and generosity kept her going. She lived in West Virginia, Texas, Missouri and Germany. Her heart and generosity allowed her to care for her six nieces and nephews, Kay, Jimmy and Tommy Stallman, Susie, Barbara and Sara Bennett. Many of her children’s friends still call her “Mom.” Naomi battled breast cancer since 2003 and was diagnosed with lung and liver cancer in August 2006. Although receiving treatments, she was able to stay home surrounded by the family and friends she loved the most. Naomi devoted her life to the service of others. She was a faithful mother who loved her children and foster children fiercely. Although she rarely broke into a smile, her bright eyes often sparkled with amusement and love. She understood the importance of honesty, loyalty, discipline and straightforwardness.

Naomi often said that her life had been hard; these trials made her strong and steady. She dedicated her energy to making others’ lives easier in quiet and often unseen ways. Many will remember Naomi’s untiring care of her daughter, Diane, who suffered for years with cancer, the complications of cancer treatment and then kidney failure. Shortly after Diane’s death three years ago, Naomi was diagnosed with breast cancer. After successful breast cancer treatment, she was diagnosed with a separate lung cancer in August 2006. She fought long and hard to survive, driven by the love of her children and grandchildren. She always remained realistic however, willing to look at a difficult situation, take in the trouble, and keep going anyway.

Once, she told the story of an impatient customer, a senior officer on the military base where she worked, who sat down and complained about every aspect of his breakfast in the canteen. Naomi walked up to him, quietly removed the plate that had barely been touched, and said, “Officer, you mustn’t be too hungry if you didn’t eat this good food.” Those who cared for Naomi knew for sure how hungry she was for life, how much she appreciated every bite of it, and how she wanted to share her feast with others.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dave Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Naomi P. Bennett Barrick. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Apr 2007.

Naomi P. Barrick

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dave Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Naomi P. Bennett Barrick. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Apr 2007.

Sybil M. Bartley

Sybil Marlene Cadle Bartley, 43, passed away to be with our Lord at 1:57 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2007, at her home in Beaverdam, Va. Death was attributed to lung cancer

She was born Nov. 22, 1963, a daughter of the late Orvie and Opal Cadle.

She grew up in the Dailey and Valley Bend area and was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School with the class of 1982. After moving to Virginia, she was married in 1987.

Surviving are one son, Raymond “Traye” Bartley of Beaverdam, Va.; three sisters, Brenda Blankenship and husband, Daryl, of Elkins, Betty Scott and husband, George, of Buckhannon, and Debbie Nichols of Summersville; six brothers, Herbert Cadle of Elkins, Pastor Hubert Cadle and wife, Judy, of Bumpass, Va., Paul Cadle of Beverly, Charles Cadle and wife, Debbie, of Decatur, Tenn., Donald Cadle and wife, Rosalie, of Stafford, Va., and Roy Cadle and wife, Mary, of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Also surviving is a loving friend of several years, Timothy Waller of Beaverdam, Va.

Sybil worked for the federal government at the Quantico Marine base at the time of her death. She was a member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church at Snell, Va., but presently attended Edgewood Christian Church at Mineral, Va.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. March 5 at Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Snell, Va., with Pastor Hubert Cadle and Pastor Clyde Coleman officiating. Interment followed. At the request of the deceased, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pastor Hubert Cadle, 4329 Lewiston Road, Bumpass, Va. 23024, for her son, Traye. Found and Sons Funeral Chapels of Fredericksburg, Va., were in charge of the arrangements form Sybil Marlene Cadle Bartley.  From 13 Mar 2007.

Bernardette Basden

Bernardette “Joan” Mary Basden, 86 of University Avenue, Morgantown died Friday, March 2, 2007, at her home.

She was born June 26, 1920, at Shenley Bucks, England, a daughter of the late James R. and Eucharist May Shuttleworth Glencross.

She had been a registered nurse and certified midwife in London during World War II. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Star City, the Sierra Club and was a former member of the Extension Homemakers Club in Elkins. She was an avid reader and was considered a “character “ by everyone who knew her.

She came to Morgantown in 1999 after living in Elkins for 25 years. During her life, she had also lived in Wimbeldon, England, Iran, Cairo, Egypt and Houston, Texas.

Mrs. Basden is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas and Melissa Basden of Morgantown and Fr. Christopher Basden of St. Bedes Clapham, London, England; a daughter, Gerianne Basden of Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Rosemary Quinnell of Bristol, England, and Dorothy “Sumpy” Miller of Wimbledon, England; and four grandchildren, Youssef and Sophia Bagoulla and Noah and Sabrina Basden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Roger Basden, to whom she was married for 50 years; four brothers and four sisters.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Dering’s Funeral Home, 156 Foundry St., Morgantown. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Christopher Basden as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Brendan Catholic Church Cemetery in Elkins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dering’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family online at derings@earthlink.net.  From 5 Mar 2007.

Bernardette Basden

Bernardette “Joan” Mary Basden, 86, of University Avenue, Morgantown died Friday, March 2, 2007, at her home.

She was born June 26, 1920, at Shenley Bucks, England, a daughter of the late James R. and Eucharist May Shuttleworth Glencross.

She had been a registered nurse and certified midwife in London during World War II. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Star City, the Sierra Club and was a former member of the Extension Homemakers Club in Elkins. She was an avid reader and was considered a “character “ by everyone who knew her.

She came to Morgantown in 1999 after living in Elkins for 25 years. During her life, she had also lived in Wimbeldon, England, Iran, Cairo, Egypt and Houston, Texas.

Mrs. Basden is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas and Melissa Basden of Morgantown and Father Christopher Basden of St. Bedes Clapham, London, England; a daughter, Gerianne Basden of Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Rosemary Quinnell of Bristol, England, and Dorothy “Sumpy” Miller of Wimbledon, England; and four grandchildren, Youssef and Sophia Bagoulla and Noah and Sabrina Basden.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Roger Basden, to whom she was married for 50 years; four brothers; and four sisters.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Dering’s Funeral Home, 156 Foundry St., Morgantown. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Christopher Basden as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Brendan Catholic Church Cemetery in Elkins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dering’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family online at derings@earthlink.net.  From 6 Mar 2007.

Bernardette Basden

Friends were received Tuesday at Dering’s Funeral Home, 156 Foundry St., Morgantown, where the Holy Rosary was recited. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Christopher Basden as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Brendan Catholic Church Cemetery in Elkins at 3:30 p.m. today. Dering’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family online at derings@earthlink.net.   From 7 Mar 2007.

Dorothy C. Basil

Dorothy Catherine Basil, 76, a resident of Elkins, went to be with the Lord in Heaven on Monday, Aug. 20, 2007.

She was born Oct. 3, 1930, a daughter of the late Nora Fallon Sanders and Lloyd Charles Sanders.

She was the loving wife of Jack Basil, having celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at First United Methodist Church on Aug. 7, 2005.

She was the devoted mother of Bradley Dean Basil and Pastor Lloyd Martin Basil and wife, Edie Gray Basil. Dorothy was the loving grandmother of Dylan Raymond Basil and Madison Martin Basil. She is also survived by her brother, Sherwood “Bud” Sanders; sister-in-law, Sunny Sanders; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and cousins; and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were two brothers, Maj. Charles Sanders and Gerald Sanders, both veterans of World War II; and an infant brother, Junior Thomas Sanders.

Dorothy attended the schools of Randolph County and graduated from Elkins High School in 1948 where she was a band sponsor and the May Queen her senior year. She graduated from the Davis Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in the class of 1953. She worked for an automobile dealership in Dayton, Ohio, and worked as office nurse for Dr. W.G. Harper, for four and one half years. She worked at both Memorial General Hospital and Davis Memorial Hospital. She last worked for Nella’s Nursing Home where she retired on April 17, 2006, after 27 years. She served as director and assistant director of nursing and staff nurse. She loved working with the elderly and cared for them with much love and patience.

Dorothy was active in the Women’s Club of Elkins, the First United Methodist Church of Elkins and the West Virginia Nurses Association for RNs. She was active with Davis Memorial Hospital Alumni and was selected District Seven Nurse of the Year in 2004.

Dorothy loved to dance. She taught tap dance and ballroom dance for several years. To know her was to love her. She had a big heart full of love for people. She had a sweet, gentle and giving spirit. She loved the Savior Jesus Christ with all her heart and our loss is Heaven’s gain.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. On Thursday morning, Aug. 23, Dorothy will be moved to First United Methodist Church of Elkins where friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley and the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and entombment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dorothy Catherine Basil. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Aug 2007.

Dorothy Basil

Dorothy Catherine Basil, 76, a resident of Elkins, died on Monday, Aug. 20, 2007. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. On Thursday morning, Aug. 23, Dorothy will be moved to First United Methodist Church of Elkins where friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley and the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and entombment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dorothy Catherine Basil. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Aug 2007

Virginia Baughman

Virginia Baughman, 91, a resident of Philippi, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at the home of her daughter in the Union community.

She was born Feb. 1, 1915, at Sutton, a daughter of the late Dennis Egbert and Lola Agnes (Woodall) Casto.

Virginia was united in marriage, April 1, 1938, to Arnett Ewin “P-Nut” Baughman, who preceded her in death April 26, 1993, a son of Ernest L. and Anna (Phillips) Baughman.

Surviving are one daughter, Rebekah Ann Burner of Philippi; one son, Gerald Anthony Baughman of Fairfax, Va.; five grandchildren, Dennis Burner of Philippi, John Stalnaker and Anthony Baughman, both of Fairfax, Va., Timothy Baughman of Centreville, Va., and Tina Leigh Benner of Fishers, Ind.; and 11 great-grandchildren, Christopher and Dennis John Burner of Philippi, Anthony Caylie and Gabrielle Baughman of Fairfax, Va., Tyler, Taylor, Maizey and Coulton Benner of Fishers, Ind., and Zachary and Abigail Baughman of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mrs. Baughman remained close with her nieces, Judy, Virginia, Jeannie, Janie and Jo Ellen, all living in Florida.

Mrs. Baughman was preceded in death by one son, James Arnett Baughman; and one sister, Mabel Anna (Casto) Martin.

Mrs. Baughman moved to Clarksburg in 1915 and Morgantown in 1920, where she attended Second Ward School, Morgantown High School and West Virginia University, receiving her teaching degree in 1935. Mrs. Baughman taught at Mathias High School from 1935 to 1937, then Philippi High School from 1937 to 1940, Alderson-Broaddus College from 1944 to 1945, Philippi High School, for a second time from 1960 to 1963 and Philip Barbour High School as physical education and biology instructor from 1963 until her retirement from teaching in 1975.

Mrs. Baughman traveled widely with her husband visiting England, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Canada and sites throughout the United States. She was a member of Crim United Methodist Church and active in many community and civic activities including WSCS, Broaddus Hospital Auxiliary, Classroom Teachers Association, West Virginia Education Association and National Retired Teachers Association. She served as an officer on many occasions, among them as president of the Arktaean Club, PTA president, worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 41, president of Women’s Society of Christian Service, Barbour County Association of Retired School Employees president, chapter president of American Association of Retired Persons, historian and scholarship chairman of West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees and the minority and majority leader and vice president of West Virginia Silver Haired Legislature.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 41 conducting services at 7 p.m., and on Friday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour, with the Rev. Alicia Rapking officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 17 and 18 Jan 2007.

Beulah M. Baxa

Beulah Mae Baxa, 90, of Buckhannon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at Holbrook Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 12, 1917, at Hinkleville, the daughter of the late Opha Franklin and Ora Evelyn Corathers Smith.

Her husband, Howard Clarence Baxa, whom she married on May 12, 1933, passed away on Jan. 12, 1984.

She is survived by a son, Howard Franklin Baxa of Buckhannon and wife, Garnieta Hissam Baxa, of Buckhannon; three grandchildren, Sandra Ireland of Buckhannon, Dennis Baxa and wife, Ladonna, of Buckhannon and Scott Baxa and wife, Tammy, of Buckhannon; seven great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Ireland and wife, Madeline, of Nitro, Mark Ireland, and Joseph, Franklin, Danielle, Derrick and Devin Baxa, all of Buckhannon; three great-great-grandchildren, Brett Belt, Haley Ireland of Nitro and Camron Baxa of Clarksburg; two sisters, Lucille Smith and Jean Wickmen, and a brother, Marion Smith, all of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Wanda Smith of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Bell Baxa; a sister, Hazelteen Herron; three brothers, Arnold Smith, Willard Smith and Franklin “Buck” Smith.

Mrs. Baxa was a homemaker and had retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was a member of Brooks Hill United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and she loved to quilt.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, with services at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Calvin McCutcheon officiating. Burial will follow at the Hampton Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Beulah Mae Baxa.  From 17 Oct 2007.

Gilbert L. Baxa

Gilbert Leroy Baxa, 91, a resident of 74 S. Florida St., Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center at Clarksburg.

He was born April 3, 1916, at Eden, a son of the late Joseph Alexander Baxa and Victoria Alexander Hawkins Baxa Page.

He was united in marriage on Oct. 10, 1946, to Brenda Ruby Ours Baxa, who preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 1995.

Mr. Baxa is survived by one daughter, Carol Meese and husband, Charles, of Barton, Md.; one son, David Baxa and wife, Barbara, of Buckhannon; one grandson, Timothy Baxa of Buckhannon; two granddaughters, Caraline Baxa of Morgantown and Laura Meese of Frostburg, Md.; one brother, Russel O. Baxa of North Hampton, Mass.; and one sister, Irene Clark of Buckhannon.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Elam Baxa, Denzil Baxa, Vorice Baxa and Raymond Page; and three sisters, Grace Smith, Margaret Alexander and Vernie Gibson.

Mr. Baxa was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII. He was a general contractor and a bee keeper. He was a very active member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion.

Friends will be received Friday, Aug. 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Stackpole and the Rev. Billee Scott Mick officiating. Interment will follow at the Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion, and DAV Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 22 Aug 2007.

Victor Beam Sr.

Mr. Victor Ray Beam Sr., 57, a resident of Route 1 in Belington, departed this life early Wednesday morning, April 18, 2007, at his camp in Barbour County. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.

He was born Sept. 29, 1949, at Buckhannon, a son of the late Orville D. and Thelma E. Booth Beam. On Oct. 28, 1969, he was united in marriage to the former Linda M. Talbott, who survives at Route 1 in Belington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Victor Ray Junior Beam of Beverly; one daughter, Donna M. Dean of Buckhannon; four grandchildren, Crystal and Travis Beam and Mary Ann and Liz Dean. Also surviving are one sister, Juanita Smith of Elkins; one uncle, Virgil Tenney of Glenbernie, Md.; his mother-in-law, Mildred Talbott of Belington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd Eugene Beam.

Mr. Beam was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War from 1969-1971 in the 9th Infantry Division. Before becoming disabled, he was employed by Barbour Coal Co. as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Talbott United Methodist Church and a lifelong member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Tygart Valley Post 3647 in Elkins and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Friends will be received from the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, and on Monday until 1 p.m., the funeral hour, when services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor with Rev. Terry Cannon officiating. Interment will follow in the Talbott Cemetery near Belington where members of the American Legion Post 44 of Philippi will conduct full military rites. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Victor Ray Beam Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at talbottfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Apr 2007.

Ralph Becker

Ralph L. Becker, 82, a resident of Colonial Place at Elkins, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, April 24, 2007, at the Davis Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Ralph L. Becker. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 25 Apr 2007.

Ralph L. Becker

Ralph Louis Becker, 82, a resident of Colonial Place, Elkins, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, April 24, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

He was born Friday, April 24, 1925, at Baden, Pa., son of the late Louis Henry Becker and Myrtle Esther Frederick Becker.

He was formerly married to Emily McCauley Snead Becker, who departed this life Oct. 10, 2004.

Surviving are two sons, Phillip Richard Becker and wife, Bernice, of Elkins and Dean Jennings Becker and wife, Michelle, of Rome, Ga.; one daughter, Alison Louise Johnston and husband, Fred, of Chesterfield, Va.; one granddaughter, Amy Becker of Rome, Ga.; and three stepgrandchildren, Brittany, Courtney and Nathan.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death was one sister, Virginia Headland.

He was a graduate of Ambridge High School at Ambridge, Pa., with the class of 1943 and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as a heavy bomber pilot of B-17s and B-29s. He was an electronics technician at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank for more than 25 years, retiring in 1992. He was an avid reader, loved restoring and flying airplanes and attended Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. On Saturday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m., a graveside service will be conducted in Economy Cemetery at Baden, Pa. Interment will follow with members of the Beaver County Special Unit conducting full military rites. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ralph Louis Becker. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Apr 2007.

Jerry G.W. Beckner

Jerry George Washington Beckner, 62, of Old Fields, passed this life on Aug. 31, 2007, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md.

He was born on Aug. 21, 1945, at Buckhannon, the son of the late Robert James and Clara (Smith) Beckner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Kahlbaugh Beckner.

Also surviving are two daughters, Gerry Parsons of Taylorsville, N.C., and Jeani See of Moorefield; two stepdaughters, Gretchen Gould of New Creek and Teresa Crislip of Helvetia; one son, Robert Lee Beckner of Hiddenite, N.C.; three stepsons, Michael Gould of Old Field, James Kahlbaugh of Charles Town, and Donald Kahlnaugh of Lexington, Ky.; three sisters, Diane Thompson of Cleveland, Ohio, Sylvia Wolford of Buckhannon and Anita Harris of Kessel Mill; five brothers, Roger Beckner, Barry Beckner, Ronnie Beckner and Randy Beckner, all of Buckhannon and Jackie Beckner of Cleveland, Ohio.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Living Waters Ministry in Buckhannon and a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield and the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 3, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Mt. Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  From 1 Sep 2007.

William C. Bedford

William Cambridge Bedford, 84, a former resident of Montrose, and for the past 50 years, a resident of Eastlake, Ohio, departed this life on Sunday, June 3, 2007, in Lake West Hospital at Willoughby, Ohio.

He was born Saturday, Jan. 20, 1923, at Montrose, a son of the late Joseph Bedford and Bertha Reel Bedford.

He was twice married: first to the former Audrey Martin, who preceded him in death, and second to the former Bee Dobrovodsky, who survives at Eastlake, Ohio.

Also surviving are one son, Lewis Bedford of Florida; two daughters, Crystal Bedford of Ohio and Sharon Martin of Chardon, Ohio; two brothers, Guy Bedford and wife, Hazel, and John Bedford and wife, Betty, all of Montrose; two sisters, Edna Martin and husband, Stuart, of Eastlake, Ohio, and Yvonna Cross and husband, Henson, of Belington; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his first wife and parents were three sisters and eight brothers.

William had retired from Lincoln Electric. He enjoyed fishing, was a member of the 49ers Citizen Band Radio Club, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, was a Master Mason and a member of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio.

A private family service was conducted at Jack Monreal Funeral Home at Willowick, Ohio. This announcement is courtesy of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for William Cambridge Bedford.  From 7 Jun 2007.

Alexander Bednarek

Alexander Bednarek passed away early Monday morning after a long, strong battle with cancer.

Dr. Bednarek was born July 15, 1933, at Buffalo, N.Y.,

He joined the U.S. Army in 1952 and upon his honorable discharge in 1954, he both married his wife, Rosemary, and started his academic career. He graduated magna cum laude with his bachelor’s degree in 1957 from S.U.N.Y Albany before embarking on graduate school at S.U.N.Y Buffalo. He earned his Ph.D in 1961 and held various positions in both the corporate and academic area in Akron, Ohio, before accepting a position at the University of Florida mathematics department in 1963.

In 1989, he became chairman of that department, a position he held until retirement in 1995. During his tenure, the math department grew with the university to encompass several hundred faculty and staff.

He was the recipient of many grants and accolades, published more than 60 academic papers and several books and sat on numerous university boards. He was a member of Sigma XI and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences as well as an exchange professor for the National Academy of Sciences.

He was an accomplished jazz musician and avid golfer.

Al was proceeded in death by his wife in 1999.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sue Banaszak and Mrs. Rita Kieliszek, both of Buffalo, N.Y.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Elizabeth of the Hague, Netherlands, Andrew and Lisbeth of Hendon, Va., Thomas and Nancy of Gainesville, Fla., and Eugene and Kimberly of Atlantic Beach, Fla. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home, Westarea, 823 NW 143rd St. A reception honoring his life will immediately follow at Gainesville Golf and Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in his name to the Gainesville Friends of Jazz. Arrangements are under the care of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home at Westarea. From 22 Mar 2007. 

Susan K. Beer

Susan Katherine “Katie” Beer, 85, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, July 8, 2007, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.

She was born Sept. 22, 1921, at Palace Valley, a daughter of the late Luther Shahan and Ella Cutright Shahan.

On Dec. 10, 1942, she was married to James M. “Chub” Beer, who survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are two sons, James M. Beer II and wife, Barbara, and Stephen K. Beer, all of Morgantown; two stepgranddaughters, Autumn McDaniel of Morgantown and Amber Nearranzio of Latrobe, Pa.; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ruskin Shahan; and three sisters, Eleanor Hollen, Beryl Samples and Joy Shahan.

She was a homemaker and attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. She was a member of Elizabeth Zane Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in Hampton Church Cemetery at Hampton. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 9 Jul 2007.

Charles D. Bennett

Charles D. Bennett, 63, a resident of Beverly, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, June 6, 2007, in Huntington Hospice House at Huntington.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Charles D. Bennett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Jun 2007.

Charles D. Bennett

Charles Douglas Bennett, 63, a resident of Beverly, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, June 6, 2007, in Huntington Hospice House at Huntington.

He was born Saturday, Nov. 27, 1943, at Beverly, a son of the late Edward Bennett and Cora Elizabeth Collins Bennett.

He had been married to the former Donna Williams, who survives at Elkins.

Also surviving him are one son, Travis Charles Bennett and wife, Jamie, of Beverly; one daughter, Angela Marie Fry and husband, Russell, of Teays Valley; one brother, Darrell Bennett and wife, Janet, of Beverly; one sister, Joyce Ann Butcher and husband, Richard, of Colonial Heights, Va.; three grandchildren, Anna Maria Tingler, Gunnar Travis Bennett and Jillian Sophia Bennett; a special companion, Juanita Armstrong; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, Wilson and Donnie Bennett; and one sister, Wilma Jean Lane.

Charles was a graduate of Beverly High School and had served with the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He had worked as a welder for 35 years for Wiley’s Manufacturing at Port Deposit, Md., Cost Welding, Island Creek Coal Co. and Crowder Construction, until becoming disabled in 1998. He was a member of Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a Methodist by faith. He enjoyed hunting, football and was a huge Mountaineer fan.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins today from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Randy Brake will officiate and interment will follow in Beverly Cemetery at Beverly where members of the 201st Army National Guard will conduct full military honors. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Douglas Bennett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Jun 2007.

Charles D. Bennett

Charles Douglas Bennett, 63, a resident of Beverly, departed this life Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in Huntington Hospice House at Huntington.

Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel today at 11 a.m. The Rev. Randy Brake will officiate and interment will follow in Beverly Cemetery at Beverly where members of the 201st Army National Guard will conduct full military honors. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Douglas Bennett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Jun 2007.

David L. Bennett

David L. Bennett, 45, a native of Elkins, passed away May 10, 2007, in Tift Regional Medical Center at Tifton, Ga., following an extended illness.

David was the beloved son of Fay Hughes Bennett of Gainesville, Fla., and the late Donald L. Bennett.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife, Terri Cone Bennett of Enigma, Ga.; one son, Daniel Bennett of Enigma, Ga.; three sisters, Bonnie Goods and husband, Wes, of Elkins, Terry Bodkins and husband, Tommie, of Elkins and Suzanne Shore and husband, Clark, of Gainesville, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Linnie Cone; two sisters-in-law, Kim Cone of Enigma, Ga., and Jill Roy and husband, Rick, of Orange Park, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

David had lived in Enigma, Ga., for 12 years. He was a mechanic and loved, playing with his dog, motorcycles, building model cars, carpentry and cabinet making. He enjoyed NHRA drag racing. He was of the Methodist faith.

A graveside service was conducted at the Enigma Cemetery, Enigma, Ga., with the Rev. Marvin Williams officiating. Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Home of Tifton, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements. Those who wish to make a donation in David’s name may send contributions to the American Diabetic Association. (1-800-342-2383)  From 19 May 2007.

Dorothy M. Bennett

Dorothy Moore Bennett, 87, a resident of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home at Buckhannon.

She was born June 16, 1919, at Sparrows Point, Md., a daughter of the late John Franklin Moore and Christine Katherine Karman Moore.

On Jan 7, 1943, she was married to Charles F. Bennett, who preceded her in death April 15, 2000.

Surviving are one son, Charles F. Bennett II and wife, Margie, of Buckhannon; one grandson, John David Bennett of Newark, Ohio; and one granddaughter, Tracy Marie Bennett of Buckhannon.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, John F. Moore, Francis T. Moore and Thomas L. Moore; and one sister, Mary C. Moore.

She was a bookkeeper for Upshur County Home Health, attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church at Buckhannon and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 36.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 23, in Heavner Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley officiating. Interment will follow. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 22 Mar 2007. 

Eleanor L. Bennett

Eleanor Louise Bennett, 74, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 13, 2007, in Highgate Senior Living.

Eleanor was born on Sept. 12, 1932, at Dryfork, at the family home of her parents Fred and Lectie Cooper.

She grew up there, graduated from high school and attended nursing school for one year. She then met the love of her life, Joseph Bennett, and they were married on Jan. 20, 1951, and remained happily married for more than 48 years. Joseph preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 1999.

The Lord blessed their marriage with two children, Frederick “Fred” and Beth Bennett of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Deborah “Deb” and Ed Smith of Billings. They were also blessed with four grandchildren, Jason and Justin Smith of Billings, Amy Bonebright and husband, Kelly, and daughter, Ellie, of Lynchburg, Va., and David Bennett of of Chattanooga, Tenn. All of these survive Eleanor. She loved her grandchildren.

Eleanor and Joseph loved to travel and lived in West Virginia, Warren, Ohio, and later in Sarasota, Fla. In later years and declining health, Eleanor moved to Billings to be closer to her daughter, Deb. She loved church, missionaries and seeing people trust the Lord as their Savior. Even in her last days, she lived her faith in Christ and loved people. Anyone who knew her would never forget this very special lady of grace and dignity.

On Monday evening, at Highgate, surrounded by her family and friends, she entered into the presence of her wonderful Savior. — “Willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” (II Cor. 5:8)

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at West Side Baptist Church, 323 S. 32nd St., Billings. Public viewing and greeting the family will precede the service beginning at 1 p.m. A reception for family and friends will immediately follow the service. The final service and interment will be at Davis. Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Community Bible Church in Davis. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Glen Huguenin officiating. Interment will follow in North Fork Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be given to West Side Baptist Church for the purchase of Bibles for missionaries in China and Ukraine or to Community Bible Church, P.O. Box 14, Davis, W.Va. 26260. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 16 Aug 2007.

Eva M. Bennett

Eva M. Bennett, 90, a resident of Moatsville, went to be home with our Lord on Monday, April 30, 2007.

She was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Stingley L. and Nora (Ryan) Moats.

She was united in marriage Oct. 5, 1941, to Gilbert “Clayson” Bennett, who preceded her in death on June 19, 1991.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bill (Bernetia) Dadisman of Philippi, Mrs. Larry (Judy) Simpson of Belington and Mrs. Paul (Pam) Golden of Philippi; three sons, Karl Bennett and wife, Bo Bennett, of Philippi, Duane Bennett and wife, Ruthie, of Belington and Steve L. Bennett and wife, Linda, of Moatsville, whom she lived with the past five weeks.; one sister, Mildred Weaver of Philippi; 10 grandchildren, Mike Dadisman, Joe Dadisman, Crystal Warr, Kris Bennett, Eric Simpson, Wayne Bennett, Greg Bennett, Ashley Bennett, Samantha Golden and John Golden; two stepgrandchildren, Anita Carr and Rhonda Stutler; seven great-grandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by one son, Michael Don Bennett; one grandson, Bradford L. Simpson; and two sisters, Bly Hotsinpiller and Geneveira Moats.

She was a loving mother and grandmother to her family and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was a member of the Silent Grove Church.

Family and friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour, with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 2 May 2007.

Henry C. Bennett

Henry Clay Bennett, 48, of Moorefield, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, in Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

The family will receive friends today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be  Sunday at 2 p.m. at Memorial Church of the Brethren in Petersburg with the Revs. Harold Cullers and Allen Friel officiating. Interment will follow in Lahmansville Cemetery. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 24 Nov 2007.

James R. Bennett

James Ray Bennett, 76, of 656 Lynn Ave., Weston, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2007, at his home. He had suffered a stroke and heart attack in the mid-80s.

He was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Lewis County, to Evan Ray Bennett and Hazel L. (Bailey) Bennett, who preceded him in death.

On Nov. 29, 1950, he married Jean (Sullivan) Bennett, who survives.

He is also survived by two children, Dr. Shannon Bennett Campbell and husband, Rick, of Elkins and Dr. J. Robert Bennett, DDS, and wife, Judith, of Jane Lew; and grandchildren, Kelly Bennett Helmick and husband, Dr. Charles Helmick, Ashley Bennett Stark and husband, Robert, and Evan Scott Bennett and wife, Jesse (Gum) Bennett. Three great-grandchildren, Madison Ann Stark, Mason Robert Stark and Claire Judith Helmick also survive. Mr. Bennett has several living uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Bennett was a foreman and construction mechanic for Equitable Gas Co., with 32 years welding high-pressure natural gas pipelines throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He also worked for Grafton Coal Co. to repair equipment.

He was a 50-year member of Weston Lodge No. 10 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies of Clarksburg, Nemesis Shrine Temple of Parkersburg, Lewis County Shrine Club, Weston Chapter 40 Order of the Eastern Star, and a lifelong member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church of Weston.

Mr. Bennett spent many hours listening and watching West Virginia University football and basketball and was an avid high school wrestling fan. He liked to fish and hunt in the mountains and enjoyed the outdoors.

Family and friends will be received today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Ave., Weston. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Johnathan Nettles officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery. Weston Lodge No. 10 AF&AM will conduct graveside rites.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for James Ray Bennett.  From 17 Mar 2007.

Jimmie A. Bennett

Jimmie A. Bennett, 74, of Buckhannon, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 2, 2007, following a sudden illness.

He was born April 8, 1933, in Webster County, to Marion O. and Nancy E. Gregory Bennett. On May 27, 1955, he was united in marriage to Judy Gregory.

In addition to he parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Joey A. Bennett; two brothers, Charles and Bill; and six sisters, Edith, Faye, Nina, Ruth, Jessie and Ruby.

He leaves behind his best friend and wife, Judy A. Bennett; one daughter, Janet Bennett McDaniels and husband, Ed, of Buckhannon; and one son, Jeff Bennett and wife, Brenda, of Buckhannon. He was lovingly known as “Pop” to his grandchildren. They include Matt McDaniels and wife, Becky, of Inman, S.C.; Andrew McDaniels, Tyler Bennett and Jonathan McDaniels of Buckhannon, Amy Bennett Chapman and husband, Ty, of Buckhannon, Whitney Bennett, Alexis McDaniels and Cora McDaniels of Buckhannon; and one great-granddaughter, Shelby Lynn McDaniels. Also surviving are one brother, Junior Bennett of Webster Springs; and a sister, Louise Zirkle of Carlsbad, N.M. along with several nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Webster Springs High School in 1950. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of West Virginia Business College and retired from Moore Business Forms in 1990. He was a long time Boy Scout leader and dedicated Buckhannon-Upshur Athletic Booster and supporter. Jim was dedicated to his family, friends and to his faith. He loved working in his flowers and enjoyed woodworking. He was also well known for making delicious Christmas fudge. He was an active member of Christian Fellowship Church and supported it with his presence and prayers.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Christian Fellowship Church on Norvell Drive. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the church with his son-in-law, J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 1198, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jimmie A. Bennett.    From 4 Oct 2007.

John P. Bennett

John Paul Bennett, 76, of Middletown, Md., and formerly of Onego, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Betty Turley, in Middletown, Md.

Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Eddie Knight officiating. Interment will follow in Bennett Cemetery, Spruce Mountain, Onego. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 20 Dec 2007.

Loretta M. Bennett

Loretta Mae Hornick Bennett, 67, a resident of Durbin, departed this life early Sunday morning, July 15, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Loretta Mae Hornick Bennett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Jul 2007.

Loretta M. Bennett

Loretta Mae Hornick Bennett, 67, a former resident of Beverly, and more recently a resident of Durbin where she made her home with her daughter, Cathy Bennett, departed this life early Sunday morning, July 15, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

She was born Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1940, at Kelly Mountain, a daughter of the late Jess Willard Hornick and Elsie Jane Fansler Hornick, who survives at Beverly.

Also surviving are two sons, Ramie Bennett and wife, Marilyn, of Mill Creek and Kenny Bennett and wife, Susan, of Beverly; one daughter, Cathy Bennett and husband, Rodney, of Durbin; four brothers, Gilbert Hornick and wife, Jackie, Fred Hornick and wife, Norma, and Wayne Hornick and wife, Sandra, all of Beverly, and Frank Hornick of Weston; two sisters, Carolyn Pingley of Beverly and Nancy Srnsky and husband, Ken, of Buckhannon; seven grandchildren, Jason, Ryne, Ashley, Curtis, Elly, Jess and Matthew; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was one granddaughter, Christine Bennett.

Loretta attended the schools of Randolph County, was a homemaker and loved to hunt and ginseng.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Wednesday, July 18, from noon to 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Randy Long will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Loretta Mae Hornick Bennett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 17 Jul 2007.

Rissie Bennett

Rissie Bennett, 92, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at her home. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Rissie Bennett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 23 Oct 2007.

Rissie Bennett

Mrs. Rissie Bennett, 92, a lifelong resident of Mill Creek, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 22, 2007, at her home. 

She was born July 25, 1915, at Elkwater, a daughter of the late Adolph and Myrtle Pritt Taylor. 

On Nov. 27, 1933, at Elkins, she was married to Lewis W. “Red” Bennett, who preceded her in death Nov. 3, 1986. 

She is survived by one son, Howard W. Bennett of St. Leonard, Md.; four daughters, Ellen Jean Anderson of Twin Lakes, Idaho, Helen Mundell of Seaford, Va., Carolyn Meade and husband, Junior, of Mill Creek, and Sandy Miller and husband, Gary, of Spokane, Wash.; and one brother, Carl Taylor of San Antonio, Texas. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were six brothers, Russell, Roy, Earl, Junior, Ralph and Omar Taylor; and one sister, Mildred Gear.

Mrs. Bennett was a retired cook from the Randolph County Board of Education and was a member of the United Mine Workers and the Randolph County Association of Retired School Employees. She was instrumental in helping form the Valley unit of the emergency squad and had been an emergency squad volunteer for 21 years. She was one of the first members of the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church and was instrumental in constructing the first Mill Creek playground. She was honored as Mrs. Mill Creek in 2004 and received the Emergency Unit Volunteer of the Month Award. 

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Friday morning, Mrs. Bennett 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 will officiate and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Rissie Bennett.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com    From 24 Oct 2007.

Rissie Bennett

Mrs. Rissie Bennett, 92, a lifelong resident of Mill Creek, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 22, 2007, at her home. 

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins.  On Friday morning, Mrs. Bennett 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 will officiate and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Rissie Bennett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 25 Oct 2007.

Russell C. Bennett

Russell Clinton Bennett, 85, of Merritt Island, Fla., passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 3, 2007.

He was born at Beverly, the son of Hayes Bennett and Nancy Phillips Bennett.

Russell was a retired fire chief, a U.S. Navy veteran, a Shriner and a mandolin player.

Russell is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma; daughter, Cheryl; sons, Russell (Barbara) and Roger (Laurali); six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Florida Memorial Funeral Home in Rockledge, Fla.  From 7 May 2007.

Tressa Bennett

Tressa Bennett, 82, a resident of Vermilion, Ohio, and formerly of French Creek, died Monday, April 23, 2007.

She was born Oct. 16, 1924, at Kanawha Head, a daughter of the late Frank A. and Esta Riley Riffle.

She was married to the late Orlando Lee Bennett

Surviving are six children, Jack K. Bennett and wife, Mary, of Ohio, Bob Bennett and wife, Norma, of Ohio, Betty Reed and husband, Chuck, of French Creek, Tom Bennett and wife, Denice, of Ohio, Eileen Hardman and husband, Bob, of Shady Springs and Butch Goodwin and wife, Jill, of New York; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; four brothers, Art Riffle of Arizona, Burl Riffle of French Creek, Tom Riffle of Pennsylvania and Bill Riffle of French Creek; and two sisters, Bertha Baker of Pennsylvania and Ina Friend of French Creek.

She was preceded in death by a son, George Bennett; and three brothers, Robert, Arnold and Marvin Riffle.

She had retired from the Upshur County Board of Education. She was a Christian.

Viewing will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the funeral home with the Rev. Dan Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Tressa Bennett.  From 25 Apr 2007.

Terry L. Benson

Terry Lee Benson, 60, of Davis, passed away June 18, 2007.

He was born Aug. 3, 1946, at Fairmont, Minn.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalinde; a son, Robert Benson; a daughter, Michaela Holcomb; five brothers; two sisters and five grandchildren.

Mr. Benson was retired from the U.S. Army and worked in military intelligence. He was owner/operator of the Blackwater Brewing Co.

Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home on Sunday, June 24 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Rick Benson and the Rev. Rob Benson will officiate. Interment will follow on June 29 at Arlington National Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 20 Jun 2007.

Annabelle Berg

Annabelle Berg, 73, of Maysville, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at her residence.

Family and friends will be received today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home at Petersburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at Cabins Assembly of God at Cabins with the Rev. Mike Humphrey and the Rev. Joseph Eversole officiating. Interment will follow at the Barger Cemetery, Jordan Run Road, Maysville.   From 1 Sep 2007.

David W. Berg

David Wayne Berg, 43, of Maysville, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.

Family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Dunsmore officiating. Interment will follow in Lahmansville Cemetery. Schaeffer Funeral Home service.  From 23 Mar 2007.

RosaLee Bergdoll

RosaLee Bergdoll, 84, of Petersburg, went home to be with her Lord, Wednesday, April 25, 2007, in Grant Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the service hour with the Rev. Dr. James A. Ash officiating. Interment will be in North Mill Creek Cemetery at Dorcas. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 27 Apr 2007.

Harold R. Berry

Harold Ross Berry, 81, of Thomas, passed away Oct. 4, 2007, in Garrett County Hospital in Oakland, Md.

He was born March 13, 1926, at Kanawha Head, Upshur County, a son of the late Leonard Nathan and Donise Opal Curry Berry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Berry, in 1990; and a granddaughter, Sherry Lynn Riley.

He is survived by three sons, William (Barbra) Berry of Parsons, David (Maureen) Berry of Sciuate, Miss., and Ralph Berry of Davis; three daughters, Patricia (John) Williamson of Windsor, Va., Cathy Phillips of Thomas and Sandra (Joe) Cooper of Harman; five brothers, Kemp Gaunt of Lewes, Del., Harry Gaunt and Gary Gaunt, both of Buckhannon, Tom Berry of Virginia Beach, Va., and James Berry of Elkview; two sisters, Louise Bottomly of Melbourne, Fla., and Doris Cutright of Mogadore, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, Jerry Allen Pifer, Melissa Baetiong, David Berry, Caroline Berry, Ellen Berry, Micki Nelson, Robert Riley, A.J. Riley, Craig Berry, Laura Riddle, Kathrina Phillips, Tiffany Albertson, Daniel Cooper and Nathan Cooper; and 11 great-grandchildren, Maverick Pifer, Shasta Pifer, Autumn Pifer, Samantha Nelson, Cody Nelson, Alex Riddle, Kevin Riddle, Luke Phillips, Jennifer Albertson and Evan Cooper.

Mr. Berry was employed as a pipe liner for Columbia Gas. He served his country in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of the Master Masons, Rock Cave Lodge 81 AF&AM, Order of the Eastern Star 43 and Knights Templar.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hinkle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Poerschke officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thomas. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 5 Oct 2007.

Arthur Bibey

Arthur Bibey, 85, of Clarksburg, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2007, in Clarksburg Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

He was born April 14, 1922, at Junior, a son of the late Dick Bibey and Clemma Lamb Bibey.

He is survived by three daughters, Coleen Casto and her husband, Jim, of Fairmont, Cindy O’Brien and her husband, Kevin, of Sykesville, Md., and Lugene Nigh and her husband, Bill, of Bowie, Md.; one son, Arthur "Chip" Bibey II and his wife, Carolyn, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two stepsons, Russell Riley and his wife, Ann, of Bristol and Jeff Riley; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Bibey, who passed away Aug. 4, 2003. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Lantz.

Mr. Bibey was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. He graduated from Oregon State University and worked as a meat cutter and an insurance salesman.

Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Davis Funeral Home, 1 Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, Clarksburg. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Davis Funeral Home services. In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clarksburg Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301.  From 23 Jul 2007.

Jean E. Biby

Jean Elizabeth Biby, 76, of Seneca Rocks, died Oct. 2, 2007, in UVA Hospital at Charlottesville, Va.

She was born Aug. 19, 1931, at Altoona, Pa., a daughter of the late Oliver H. Elliott and Leanor C. Stine Elliott.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Joseph Noah Biby.
Also surviving are one stepdaughter, Shelva Jean Biby of Baltimore, Md.; one stepson, Wayne Biby of Roseland, Va.; one sister, Wilma Elliott of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Jim Elliott of Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, William Elliott.

She was a homemaker who made delicious pies and was a member of Brushy Run Church of the Brethren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Brushy Run Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Earl Bible officiating. Interment will follow in North Fork Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca Rocks Volunteer Fire Co. Basagic Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of the arrangements.   From 4 Oct 2007.

Joyce M. Bickel

Joyce Maynard “JM” Bickel, 85, of Grafton, died Friday, April 27, 2007, at his home.

He was born June 1, 1921, at Replete, a son of the late Bolton Lee and Ila Grace Chipps Bickel.

On May 14, 1944, he married Wanda Pickens, who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Douglas Bradford Bickel of Winston-Salem, N.C., Jerald Maynard Bickel and wife, LeAnna, of Elkins and Darrell Ray Bickel of Grafton; one daughter, Julia Robbins and husband, Donald, of Marlett, Mich.; one brother, Perry Ray Bickel of Perry, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Gibson of Massillon, Ohio, and Imogene Louis of Lee High Acres, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lee Roy, Oval Olden and Oney Elmer Bickel; two sisters, Goldie and Sylvia Myers; one infant sister, Wanda Lee Bickel; and one grandson, Steven Douglas Bickel.

Mr. Bickel was a member of Cleveland United Methodist Church, a member of Webster County IOOF and helped form the Drug Council of Randolph County. He was a veteran of World War II from Aug. 23, 1940 until his honorable discharge Feb. 5, 1946, and was a radio operator of the 466th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion of the 17th Airborne Division, with campaigns in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe and received the American Defense Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars and bronze arrowhead and the Victory Medal World War II. He was last employed as a security officer at West Virginia Wesleyan College and had also been a salesman and truant officer in Webster and Upshur counties.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the funeral home with Pastor David Jesse officiating. On Monday and Tuesday, use Park or Victoria streets to reach Chestnut Street, then use one of the alleys to reach the funeral home parking lot. Burial will follow in McCutchen Chapel Cemetery at Ireland. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 30 Apr 2007.

Charles F. Bigbee

Charles “Chuck” Forrest Bigbee, 46, of Lake Street, Deltona, Fla., died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in Enterprise, Fla.

Chuck was born in Elkins, and moved to Deltona in 1989 from Oklahoma.

He was a self-employed contractor. Mr. Bigbee was a member of numerous motorcycle organizations and clubs. Survivors include his son, Charlie Bigbee of Deltona, Fla.; mother, Carol Bigbee of Clermont, Fla.; brother, Daniel Bigbee of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Paula Brune of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous family and friends.

Arrangements under the direction of Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Gotha, Fla. 34734. (407-293-1361).  From 10 Mar 2007.

Ronald Bishop

Mr. Ronald James “Jimmy” Bishop, 42, of Belington, departed this life unexpectedly Monday, March 5, 2007, at Harrison County.

He was born March 16, 1964, at Castro Valley, Calif., the son of the late Ronald James Bishop Sr. and Georgia Marie Gainer Bishop, who survives in Belington.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Bishop is survived by his paternal grandmother, Florence Andrezzi of Sacramento, Calif.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mr. Bishop was a 1982 graduate of Philip Barbour High School, was last employed by Coal Operators‚ Analytical Lab Inc. of Barbour County, and formerly attended the The Light of Christ Chapel of Belington.

Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, and on Friday, March 9, until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jimmie E. Tallman officiating. Interment will follow in Valley Bend Cemetery near Belington. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangement for Mr. Ronald James “Jimmy” Bishop.   From 7 Mar 2007.

Arkie B. Black

Arkie Basil Black, 71, a resident of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Upshur County, a son of Ivy Shipman Black of Buckhannon and the late Elvie Black.

On Sept. 23, 1971, he was married to Bonnie Newlon Black, who survives in Buckhannon.

Also surviving are two daughters, Belinda Horne and husband, Tony, of Rockingham, N.C., and Cynthia Perry and husband, Jeffrey, of Buckhannon; three sons, Ronnie Black and wife, Tammy, of Monroe, N.C., Charles Black and Steven Black, both of Buckhannon; eight granddaughters, Amanda Black and Jessica Black of Monroe, N.C., Brittany Black and Savannah Black of Buckhannon, Lacey Horne and Kaitlin Horne of Rockingham, N.C., Megan Perry and Amy Shingleton of Buckhannon; four grandsons, Joseph R. Black of Monroe, N.C., Joseph D. Black of Buckhannon, Jacob Horne of Rockingham, N.C., and Devin Perry of Buckhannon; five brothers, Owen Black of Buckhannon, Homer R. Black of Ohio, Russell Black and John Black of Buckhannon and Ralph Black of Elkins; three sisters, Catherine Light, Leona Dean and Carolyn Smith-Brown, all of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Elva James Black and two infants; and one infant grandson, William Charles Black.

He was a carpenter.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the funeral home with the Rev. Wease Day officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Tallmansville. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 Jan 2007.

David M. Black

David M. Black, 87, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

He was born Dec. 22, 1919, at Buckhannon, a son of the late William D. and Vira Sims Black.

At. Mr. Black’s request, he will be cremated with no services. This announcement is courtesy of Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.  From 7 Jun 2007.

Opal Bland

Opal Bland, 96, of Jane Lew, died, Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in Crestview Manor at Jane Lew.

She was born Sept. 25, 1911, in Taylor County, a daughter of the late Truman Riley and Flora Maxwell Riley.

Surviving are one daughter, Clara Nell Weaver of Buckhannon; one son, John R. Rush and wife, Patricia, of Sistersville; five grandsons, Thomas F. Weaver III and wife, Glenna, of Columbus, Ohio, Russell L. Weaver and wife, Linda, of French Creek, Steven Reger of Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert Reger and wife, Chris, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and John R. Rush II of Bridgeport; and one granddaughter, Catherine L. Miller and husband, Tom, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Also preceding her in death were her first husband, Walter Rush, who died Oct. 21, 1966; her second husband, William Bland, who died Jan. 26, 1994; one daughter, Betty R. Miller; four brothers, Ernest Riley, Truman R. Riley Jr., Leo Riley and Thomas Riley; and one sister, Louise Riley.

She was a homemaker. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed her family. She attended First Baptist Church and was a member of Queen Esther Chapter of Eastern Star of Clarksburg.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard McGuire officiating. Interment will follow in Salem IOOF Cemetery at Salem. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. From 31 Oct 2007.

Robert L. Bland

Robert Lester Bland, 81, a resident of Circleville, died Jan. 21, 2007, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 17, 1925, at Riverton, a son of Frank Lester Bland and Zona Jordan Bland.

On Jan. 23, 1948, at Washington, D.C., he was married to Mary Catherine Bennett Bland, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Linda E. Bland Shull of Bridgewater, Va., and Jane Elizabeth Simon of Brandywine; one sister Nellie Bland Cross of Williamsburg, Va.; one brother, Ray Martin Bland of Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; 10 great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Bland.

He was a carpenter working in construction, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Circleville Presbyterian Church.

Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services with be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Circleville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bill Cox and the Rev. Will Vaus officiating. Interment will follow in North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton where military honors will be conducted by Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Circleville Presbyterian Church, Circleville, W.Va. 26804. Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of the arrangements.  From 22 Jan 2007.

Roberta M. Bland

Roberta “Robbie” Mae Bland, 82, a resident of Harrisonburg, Va., and formerly of Circleville, died Feb. 12, 2007, in Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.

She was born Dec. 18, 1924, at Circleville, a daughter of the late Robert S. Vandevander and Lillie May Calhoun Vandevander.

She was married to Carroll Bland, who preceded her in death Nov. 24, 1984.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Thomas of Burke, Va.; two sons, Ronald Bland of Harrisonburg, Va., and Terry Bland of Leesburg, Va.; two sisters, Lorene Wade of Charleston and Virginia Lambert of Glen Burnie, Md.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death was one sister, Nellie Nelson. She was a homemaker. She attended Circleville High School and was a member of Circleville Presbyterian Church.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Circleville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Will Vaus officiating. Interment will follow in Rymer Calhoun Cemetery at Circleville. Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Circleville Presbyterian Church or Rymer Calhoun Cemetery.   From 14 Feb 2007.

Samuel Blosser Sr.

Samuel Bruce Blosser Sr., 69, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Sunday evening, April 15, 2007, at his home. He had been in failing health for the past two months and death was attributed to cancer.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Samuel Bruce Blosser Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Apr 2007.

Samuel Blosser Sr.

Samuel Bruce Blosser Sr., 69, a resident of Long Street, Parsons, departed this life Sunday evening, April 15, 2007, at his home. He had been in declining health for the past two months and death was attributed to cancer.

He was born Monday, Jan. 3, 1938, at Montrose, a son of the late William H. Blosser and Minnie E. Schoonover Blosser.

On Aug. 3, 1961, at Belington, he was married to the former Shirley Ann Browning, who survives. They celebrated 44 years of marriage.

Also surviving are three sons, Samuel Bruce Blosser, Terry Lee Blosser and wife, Sheila, and Larry Dee Blosser; one grandson, Walker Shane Lee Blosser, all of Parsons; two stepgrandchildren, Ashley Crakes of Virginia, and Jason Crakes, of California; one brother, Billie Blosser and wife, Violet, of Weston; four sisters, Rose Simmons and husband, Fred, of Hambleton, Betty Hull and husband, Carl, of Buckhannon, Georgia McDaniels of Grafton and Bonnie Shingleton and husband, Rich, of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

He attended the schools of Pickens and Elkins.

Preceding him in death were four brothers, Wilfred Blosser, Willard Blosser, William Blosser and Jack Blosser; and four sisters, Mildred Hansford, Pauline Miller, Juanita Martin and Wanda Newman.

At the time of his death, he was employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was an avid gardener and outdoors man. He loved dogs and spending time with his friends.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Wednesday, April 18, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Samuel Bruce Blosser Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 17 Apr 2007.

Wilmoth C. Bodkins

Wilmoth C. “Wimpy” Bodkins, 86, a resident of Valley Head, departed this life Wednesday morning, June 6, 2007, at his home. He had been in declining health since November.

He was born on Monday, Feb. 14, 1921, at Wymer, a son of the late James Edward Bodkins and Attie Alice White Bodkins.

On June 6, 1958, at Elkins, he married the former Rella M. Bennett, who survives at Valley Head. They were celebrating 49 years of marriage.

Also surviving are two sons, Wilmoth J. Bodkins of Valley Head and Raymond Bodkins and wife, Melissa, of Beaufort, S.C.; two precious grandchildren, John and Adrianna Bodkins; two brothers, Joe Bodkins and wife, JoEllen, of Valley Head and Harold Bodkins of Beaufort, S.C.; five sisters, Margaret Lantz of Buckhannon, Hallie Fedowich of New York, Carrie Thompson of Elkins, Sharon Bodkins of Georgia, and Mary Smith of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, Sebert and Eugene Bodkins; and three sisters, Virginia Arbogast, Opal Channell and Edith Bodkins.

Mr. Bodkins attended the schools of Randolph County and had worked in the coal mines as a miner and mechanic for 46 years with Bethlehem Steel, North Branch, Bayard, Valley Camp, and Badger mines having retired in 1982. He was a hard worker that did not miss work, was an avid hunter and was a Baptist by faith.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Friday, June 8, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Gary Reynolds will officiate and interment will follow in Valley Head Cemetery at Valley Head. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Mountain Hospice and Neal Phillips, RN, for all their wonderful care. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Wilmoth C. Wimpy Bodkins. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Jun 2007.

Patricia A. Boggs

Patricia Anne (Boxell) Boggs, of Westernport, Md., passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007, surrounded by her family in Potomac Valley Hospital at Keyser.

Born Nov. 7, 1929, at Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Howard “Pete” Boxell and Henrietta (Woodward) Boxell.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard “Gene” Boxell Jr. and Thomas Boxell.

Mrs. Boggs was a 1947 graduate of Elkins High School, where she was a member of the award-winning high school marching band. She also attended Davis & Elkins College in Elkins. She was a homemaker and a 52-year resident of Piedmont and Westernport. Md. She was a history buff, an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles and the West Virginia Mountaineers.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Forrest J. Boggs Jr.; three sons, Forrest “Dutch” Boggs of Short Gap, Michael Boggs of Piedmont and David Boggs of Alexandria, Va.; one sister, Nancy Syner of Beckley; five grandchildren, Tina Lynch and Cindy Rounds, both of Fort Ashby, Sheila Boggs of Waldorf, Md., Brent Boggs of Baltimore and Michelle Boggs of Piedmont; five great-grandchildren Brandon, Devon and Cameron Lynch, and Bryson and Brennan Rounds, all of Fort Ashby; three special nieces, Terri Boxell Smith of Woodstock, Ga., Lawrna Walborn of Leesport, Pa., and Leslei Syner of Beckley; and one special nephew, Lance Syner of Charleston, S.C.

The family will receive friends at Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Father Manning Smith officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Westernport. Boal Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 13 Mar 2007.

Winona D. Bohan

Winona Dale Bohan, 81, a resident of Indian Fork Road, Route 1, Philippi, died Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2007, in Mansfield Place following an extended illness.

She was born June 8, 1926, at Webster Springs, a daughter of the late Arlan and Mabel (Stalnaker) Hamrick.

On Jan. 22, 1949, she was married to Ted Bohan, who preceded her in death on April 29, 1976.

Surviving are one son, Thomas Russell Bohan of Norfolk, Va.; five daughters, Sharon Findley and husband, David, of Hampton, Va., Patricia Short and husband, Bruce, Cheryl Wolfe and husband, Brent, and Nancy J. Bohan, all of Philippi and Carol Sue Putman of Franklin, Va.; one sister, Treva Harper of Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Lee Bohan; and by two brothers, Kermit Hamrick and Avard Hamrick.

Mrs. Bohan was a homemaker and was Methodist by faith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St., Philippi. The Rev. Jessie Lou Shaw will officiate and interment will follow in Criss-Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 8 Dec 2007.

Oliver Bohon

Oliver Jackson “Jack” Bohon, 66, departed this life Thursday afternoon, Sept. 20, 2007, at his home. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

He was born Sunday, March 9, 1941, at St. George, a son of the late Streby Wilfong and Edna May Bohon Wilfong. On May 16, 1985, at Hambleton, he was married to the former Donna Darlene Varner, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Christopher Lee Bohon of Parsons; one daughter, Samantha Elizabeth Bohon of Morgantown; and one stepdaughter, Melissa Lynn Johnston of Parsons.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by four brothers, Elza V. Bohon, William Edward “Mose” Bohon, John Allen Bohon and Richard Lee Bohon; and one sister, Margaret Bohon.

He attended the schools of Tucker County. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Parsons. He was a devoted Christian and he loved to read.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until noon, the funeral hour. Pastor Allen D. Crosten will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Oliver Jackson “Jack” Bohon. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Sep 2007.

Oliver J. Bohon

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 10 a.m. until noon, the funeral hour. Pastor Allen D. Crosten will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Oliver Jackson “Jack” Bohon. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Sep 2007.

Ordie A. Bohon

Ordie Anice Cowger Bohon, 91, a resident of Gorman Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Sunday morning, Sept. 23, 2007, at her home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Ordie Anice Cowger Bohon. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Sep 2007.

Ordie A. Bohon

Ordie Anice Cowger Bohon, 91, a resident of Gorman Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Sunday morning, Sept. 23, 2007, at her home.

She was born Saturday, June 17, 1916, at Hacker Valley, Webster County, a daughter of the late John E. Cowger and Sidney A. Helmick Cowger.

On April 22, 1936, at Helvetia, she was married to Franklin “Frank” Bohon, who preceded her in death Oct. 14, 1968.

Surviving are two sons, Charles E. Bohon of Georgia, and Alvin Bohon of Elkins; two daughters, Shirley Carr and Jean Hornick, both of Elkins; one sister, Vada Waltman of Aberdeen, Md.; 12 grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death were two sons, James F. and Doyle A. Bohon; one brother, Ova L. Cowger, one sister, LaVaughan L. Smith; and one grandson, Charles Bohon.

She was a graduate of Pickens High School, had worked at a shoe factory and as a cook at a restaurant in Maryland, had worked as a cook at Nella’s Nursing Home for more than 20 years and was a Protestant by faith. She loved to sew, make quilts, garden and walk.

At Mrs. Bohon’s request, there will be no services. Interment will be in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ordie Anice Cowger Bohon. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 25 Sep 2007.

Roy W. Bohon

Roy Wesley Bohon, 69, a former resident of St. George and of Terra Alta, departed this life early Saturday morning, Feb. 24, 2007, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Roy Wesley Bohon. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Feb 2007.

Roy W. Bohon

Roy Wesley Bohon, 69, a former resident of St. George and a resident of Terra Alta, departed this life early Saturday morning, Feb. 24, 2007, at his home. He had been in declining health.

He was born Sunday, Aug. 7, 1936, at Aurora, a son of the late Mack Bohon and Ethel Moats Bohon.

On Nov. 8, 1958, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Hulda Plum “Susie” Bohon, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Debra Bohon Simons of St. George; one brother, Glen Bohon of Aurora; one granddaughter, Renea Rayo Ross of St. George; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were one brother, Russell Bohon; and three sisters, Ruby Lipscomb, Sarah Virginia Pifer and Mary Rinehart.

He attended the schools of Tucker and Preston counties. He was a chain saw operator by trade, was an avid outdoorsman and loved gardening.

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, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow in Fairview II Cemetery on Location Road at St. George. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Roy Wesley Bohon. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Feb 2007.

Doris J. Bolton

Doris Jean (Marteney) Bolton, 58, a resident of Maple Terrace Apartments, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at her residence.

She was born sept. 26, 1949, in Volga, a daughter of the late Gary W. and Mildred G. (Phillips) Marteney.

She is survived by three daughters, Anissa Dawn and husband, Richard Fortney, of Belington, Hiedi Marie Marsh of Philippi and Zora Dawn Parks of Grafton; three sisters, Marietta Casto of Volga, Grace and husband, Andy Losh, of Buckhannon and Patsy and husband, Raymond Stewart, of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Harold Marteney of Volga; and seven grandchildren, Samantha Dawn Marsh, Chad Michael Watson, Brittany Nichole Watson, Rebecca Jean Poling, Josh Lee Poling, Lita Marie Dalton and Tatum LeAnn Marsh.

Mrs. Bolton was preceded in death by three brothers, Azel Marteney, and Ed and Charles Savage.

Mrs. Bolton was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the service hour. Interment will follow in the Hunt Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 3 Nov 2007.

Margaret R. Bolton

Margaret Reta Bolton, 84, of Ten Mile community, Route 2, Belington, died Friday evening, Sept, 14, 2007, in Mansfield Place at Philippi, under the care of Mountain Hospice. Her death followed an extended illness.

She was born May 7, 1923, at Belington, a daughter of the late Isaac Teddy and Ethel Reta (Regester) Wagner.

On Oct. 15, 1939, she was married to Walter Wade “Slim” Bolton, who preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1996.

Survivors include three sons, Marvin W. Bolton of Belington, Albert Bolton of Beckley and Carl Bolton of Philippi; four daughters, Louise Bennett of Waverly, Waunita Hatmaker of Martinsburg, Nadine Corley of Proctor and Loretta Wilmoth of Akron, Ohio.; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Lou Day and Opal Maxine Wagner; by three brothers, Donald Lee Wagner, Jewell Wesley Wagner and Neal Barnett Wagner; and by two grandchildren, Kenneth Neal Corley Jr. and Travis Neal Corley.

Mrs. Bolton was a homemaker and was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crafting, especially plastic canvas needlepoint. With her late husband, she enjoyed citizens band radio. They were known to many CB friends as “Sanford” and “Dirty Sally.”

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St., Philippi. The Rev. Bryan Headley will officiate and interment will follow in Jerusalem Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 17 Sep 2007.

Helen M. Bolyard

Helen M. “Granny” Bolyard, 85, of Savannah Avenue, Westover, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at her home.

She was born Nov. 25, 1921, at Dailey, a daughter of the late Jacob and Leah Rush Currence.

She attended Crescent Hills Chapel. Helen was a member of the Wes Mon Seniors, enjoyed planting flowers and visiting on the front porch with her neighbors and family and had a caring heart for her neighbors and friends. Granny was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her two sons, William C. Bolyard Sr. and wife, Charolette, and Robert Bolyard and wife, Ellen; grandchildren, William C. Bolyard Jr. and wife, Debbie, Gregory Bolyard and wife, Cindy, Terry Bolyard and wife, Stephanie, Sherry Skotnicki and husband, Andre, Justin Bolyard, Leah Bolyard and Leslie Bolyard; stepgranddaughter, Heidi Riffle; great-grandchildren, Aaron and Daniel Bolyard, Ryan, Eric and Chelsea Skotnicki, Todd and Willow Bolyard and Skylar Bolyard; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Mikaylla Darnell and Travis Brotherton; two nieces, Bertie L. Stalnaker and Helen Stalnaker; and one nephew, William C. Stalnaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Bolyard; and a sister, Eleanor Stalnaker.

Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday, Feb. 2, from noon until 1 p.m., the time of the funeral service, with Pastor Jerry Bush and the Rev. Douglas Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her memory to West Side Senior Center, 500 Dupont Road, Morgantown, W.Va. 26501. Online condolences may be extended to the family at hastingsfuneralhome.com. Hastings Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 31 Jan 2007.

Freddie R. Bonner

Freddie Rachel Bonner, 84, of Gladwin, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2007, at her home.

She was born Jan. 6, 1923, at Oceola, a daughter of the late Don and Irabelle Teter Waybright.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas L. Bonner, two sons, James Bonner and wife, Betty, of Gladwin and Thomas J. Bonner and wife, Anna, of Kerens; two daughters, Wilma Jean Wing and husband, Floyd, of Waldorf, Md., and Wanda Jane Jernigan and husband, Sam, of Arlington, Va.; three sisters, Erma Gordon of Keyser, Shirley McBee of Bowden and Loraine Fowler of Points; 12 grandsons, Howie and Timothy White, Jimmy, Tommy, Wesley and Michael Hedrick, Jamie, Anthony, Matthew, Joshua, Jordan and Jerry Bonner; four granddaughters, Sherry Campise, Janice Thompson, Julie Wyatt and Nicole Wing; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bonner was preceded in death by one son, Jerry D. Bonner; and six brothers, Carl, Denny, Willard, Earl, Sturl and Andrew Waybright.

Mrs. Bonner was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, crocheting and was a wonder cook. She was known as “Granny” by her family and friends and was an active member of Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hinkle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. J.H. Johnson officiating, assisted by the Rev. James Martin. Interment will follow in Flanagan Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box, 24, Red Creek, W.Va. 26289. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 12 Mar 2007.

Gary E. Bonner

Gary E. Bonner, 59, of Everett, Pa., was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007.

He was born Jan. 13, 1948, at Parsons, a son of Edith L. Bonner of Elkins and the late Ernest F. Bonner Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Susan D. (Lashley) Bonner; and three children, Gary J. Bonner of Dry Fork, Brittany S. Bonner of Martinsburg and Joshua M. Bonner, at home; a sister, Jean Hedrick and husband, Jack, of Dry Fork; a niece, Amy Hedrick of Dry Fork; a nephew, Scott D. Hedrick and wife, Kristen, of Elkins; a great niece, Lillian Grace Hedrick; and father-in-law, Donald S. Lashley of Everett, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Dora L. Lashley; and brother-in-law, Jeff Lashley.

Mr. Bonner was a member of The People of the United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman on the USS Holland and with the Naval Reserve Manpower Center in Bainbridge, Md., receiving the National Defense Service Medal. Initially, he served as a police officer with the Parsons West Virginia Police Department, and then served as a police officer for the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County, Md. For more than 22 years, he then served as a federal police officer and as a U.S. Provost Marshall at Fort Detrick, Md.

Gary was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the National Rifle Association, who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a loving son, husband, brother and uncle who will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Main Street, Everett, Pa., with the Rev. Richard Williams officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be in Everett Cemetery.  From 14 Aug 2007.

James K. Boone

James Kessler Boone, 80, of Rock Cave, the Salem Ridge Community, died Thursday, May 10, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born May 29, 1926, in Upshur County, a son of Robert and Cora May Ervin Boone.

He was united in marriage on Jan. 11, 1951, to MayBell Harvey Boone, who preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1987. He is survived by two sons, Terry Boone and companion, Sue Bolyard, of Morgantown and Kenny Ray and wife, Karen Boone, of Belington; one daughter, Dawna Michelle and husband, Larry Brady, of French Creek; eight grandchildren; special granddaughter, Tessa Dawn Fitzgerald, Andrea Day Fitzgerald, Jared Michael Boone, Heidi Marie Brady, Nicholas Brady, Kerri Boone, Kristen Hedrick and Kelli Renee Bender; two stepgrandchildren, Locoa and L.G. Corder; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Glenn William Boone of Rock Cave; and one sister, Katherine Flanagan of Craigsville.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Twila Lynch and Geraldine Bean.

Mr. Boone served in the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the Richwood Masonic Lodge and was retired from Island Creek Coal Co. in Richwood. After retiring, he moved back to Salem Ridge. He was a member of the Salem Ridge United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mr. Boone will be moved to Salem Ridge United Methodist Church on Sunday, where he will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m., the service hour, with the Rev. Sue Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Ridge Cemetery. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 11 May 2007.

Marilyn A. Booth

On Saturday, June 9, 2007, Marilyn A. “Ducky” Booth, of Gaithersburg, Md., passed away.

She was the beloved wife of the late Phillip J. Booth, loving mother of Jeffrey T. Booth of Westminster, Md., Brian Booth of Montgomery Village, Md., Mark Booth and his wife, Ana “Lizeth,” of Adamstown, Md., Kevin Booth of Henderson, Nev., and Kenneth Booth of Hagerstown, Md.; beloved daughter of the late Furman S. and Dorothy E. Naber Thomas; beloved sister of Louise Whitman and her husband, John, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Lois Kyle and her husband, George, of Tampa, Fla.; loving grandmother of Alex Alfaro and his wife, Lindsay, of Gaithersburg, Md., and Erika Alfaro of Montgomery Village, Md.; loving great-grandmother of Luis Alfaro Gomez. Many loving nieces and nephews also survive her.

Mrs. Booth was a graduate of West Virginia University in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in home economics. She taught home economics at Suitland High School and also taught in Arlington County, Va., and other Montgomery County, Md., schools. After teaching, she served for 20 years in various capacities with the Montgomery County government.

Friends may call at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 E. Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Md., on Tuesday, June 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service and interment will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Asbury Methodist Foundation in care of Joni King, 201 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, Md. 20877. Please sign the family guest book at www.devolfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Jun 2007.

Mildred L. Booth

Mildred Lea “Mil” Booth, 61, of Ellamore, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Buckhannon.

She was born May 6, 1946, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Rondel Carl Beam and Emma Carpenter Beam-Sims.

On June 5, 1964, she was married to Garvin “Heavy” Booth, who preceded her in death May 15, 1994.

Surviving are two daughters, Georgetta Forshey and husband, Donald, and Sheryl S. Dean and husband, Wayne, all of Buckhannon; one son, Garvin J. Booth II and wife, Teresa, of Ellamore; two grandsons, Cody Allen Dean of Buckhannon and Garvin J. Booth III of Ellamore; five granddaughters, Shayna Lea Forshey, Tracee Ellyn Forshey and Heather Nicole Dean, all of Buckhannon, Chelsea Lynn Booth and Taylor Lea Booth of Ellamore; one brother, Thomas Ray Beam of Ellamore; five sisters, Phyllis Ellen Wamsley and Barbara Jean Cerullo of Buckhannon and Brenda Day Hamilton, Carolyn June Williams and Debra Lynn Simms, all of Ellamore; her mother-in-law, Mary Madelene Booth of Buckhannon; one sister-in-law, Mary Jo Beam of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Carl Beam; and one sister, Connie Maxine Gower.

She was a machine operator for Upnor and a devout Christian who attended Fairview United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral home. She will lie in state at Fairview United Methodist Church Thursday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour, with the Rev. Mitch Griffin and the Rev. Tim Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Church Cemetery at Ellamore. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fairview Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 9 Oct 2007.

Ruth V. Borovy

Ruth Virginia Borovy, 76, of Sunbridge Nursing Home and formerly of French Creek, died Friday, Oct, 5, 2007, in Sunbridge Nursing Home in Glenville.

She was born July 3, 1931, at Gallipolis, Ohio, a daughter of the late John Clarence and Delila Alice Sovine Sowards. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Ruth and Doyle W. Tenney of French Creek; one granddaughter, Pamela Tenney of French Creek; and two grandsons, Doyle W. Tenney Jr. and wife, Julie, of Rock Cave and Philip John Tenney and wife, Kathryn, of French Creek; two great-grandchildren, Nora Elizabeth Tenney and Philip John Tenney II. Also surviving are two sisters, Pauline Meade of North Carolina and Mildred Sowards of Hurricane.

She was preceded in death by one brother and eight sisters.

Friends will be received at Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Graveside services will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery at Hemlock. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 8 Oct 2007.

Virginia K. Bouldin

Virginia (Kesner) Kite Bouldin, 83, of Upper Tract, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2007, in Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rough Run Church of the Brethren with Pastor Randy Mongold officiating. Interment will follow in Kline Cemetery in Kline. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 13 Jul 2007.

Dyer Bowers

Dyer Bowers, 81, of Franklin, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin with the Rev. Carl Tribett officiating. Kimble Funeral Home services.  From 8 Oct 2007.

Bernice K. Boyd

Bernice Kay Boyd, 54, a resident of Elkins, passed away Tuesday in Nella’s Incorporated following an extended illness.

She was born July 12, 1953, at Welch, a daughter of the late Lawrence Edward Boyd and the late Rodana Cecil Boyd.

Surviving are two sons, Sam Ross and wife, Lena, and Edward Ross of Elkins; one daughter, Melissa McBee and husband, Dennis, of Elkins; two brothers, Mark E. Boyd of Elkins and Lawrence E. Boyd and Chrissy of Beverly; and three sisters, Marie Ann Lawrence of South Haven, Mich., Darlene Watson and husband, David, of Elkins and Mary Sue Cecil of Maryland. Grandchildren surviving include Brandon, Denise, Zack, Chezray, Aislinn, Isiah, Zoey, Jessen, Caley, Abagail and Destiny; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, David Michael Boyd and Randall Wayne Boyd.

Bernice was employed as a home health care worker prior to becoming disabled.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Bernice Kay Boyd. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Oct 2007.

Bernice K. Boyd

Bernice Kay Boyd, 54, a resident of Elkins, passed away Tuesday in Nella’s Incorporated following an extended illness.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike House officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Bernice Kay Boyd. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Oct 2007.

Lois A. Brady

Lois Ann Brady, 78, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2006. in Davis Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 16, 1928, at Beccaria, Pa., a daughter of the late Adam Rudolph Shrock and Bernice Johnson Shrock. On April 29, 1954, at McDowell, Va., she was married to Paul Hayward Brady Sr., who preceded her in death Sept. 23, 2004.

She is survived by three sons, Paul H. Brady Jr. of Pickens, Daniel P. Brady of Huttonsville and Mark T. Brady of Valley Bend; and three daughters, Margaret “Maggie” Bennett of Dailey, Cathy Sue Swecker and Tony L. Kenney of Tennessee. Fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.

Also preceding her in death were one son, David Adam Brady; one brother, Lamoyne Shrock; and one sister, Demaris Smith.

Mrs. Brady was a 1946 graduate of Tygarts Valley High School. After graduation, she worked as a switchboard operator for the Tygart Valley Telephone Co. at Huttonsville. She later operated Brady’s Corner Restaurant at Mill Creek and had worked as a teacher’s aide for the Randolph County School System at the Mill Creek Grade School with the Follow Through Program. She briefly worked at the Bata Shoe Company. In 1966, Mrs. Brady was featured on the television game show “To Tell the Truth” for apprehending escaped inmates from the Huttonsville Correctional Center. She was a former member of the Democratic Women’s Committee. She was noted for her home cooking and she devoted her life to her family. She was a Methodist by faith.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8: p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Wednesday, Jan. 3, Mrs. Brady will be moved to the Memorial Mission Church at Mill Creek for visitation from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Randy Long will officiate and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lois Ann Brady. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 2 Jan 2007.

Carolyn L. Brady

Carolyn Lee Brady, 64, of Swick Street, Junior, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born May 5, 1943, at Morgantown, a daughter of the late Marlin Dale Phillips and the late Delsie Mary (Austin) Phillips.

On Sept. 10, 1959, she was married to Raymond Paul “Beef” Brady, who survives at Junior.

Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Carol Gibson and husband, Harry, and Kelley Ann Wilson and husband, Charles, all of Junior; one son, Pastor David Allen Brady and wife, Linda Sue, of Ligonier, Pa.; three sisters, Madelyn Delsie Phillips of Belington, Diana Skidmore and Marleen Carpenter, both of Junior; one brother, Marlin “Buddy” Phillips Jr. of Grafton; a half sister, Marilyn Noethlick of Anchorage, Alaska; seven grandchildren, Joshua Brady, Joanna Brady and Josiah Brady, all of Ligonier, Pa., Curtis Allan Gibson of Sarasota, Fla., Matthew Ray Gibson of Buckhannon, Linzy Brooke Wilson and Jackson Roy Wilson, both of Junior; and great-grandchildren, Kayla Marie Gibson of Paris, Ky., Ethan Michael Brady and Evan Matthew Brady, both of Ligonier, Pa.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Gary Wayne Brady; by one daughter, Sherry Lynn Brady; and by one sister, Mary Jane Phillips.

Mrs. Brady was a certified dietician and had worked as a dietician and dietary supervisor in nursing homes. She was a member of Southington Baptist Church in Southington, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, from Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave., Belington. The Rev. F. L. “Wink” McQuain will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain View K. of P. Cemetery near Junior.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 17 Sep 2007.

Imogene A. Brake

Imogene (Alt) Brake, 80, of Petersburg, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Donna Jean Brake Kuhn in Petersburg.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Schaeffer Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Grove Street United Methodist Church. Interment will be in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 9 Apr 2007. 

Darren P. Brake

Darren Patrick Brake, 26, a resident of Rock Cave, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, in Washington Hospital Center at Washington, D.C., due to injuries received in a construction accident.

He was born Jan. 1, 1981, at Buckhannon.

He is survived by his parents, Calvin E. “Gene” and Rosanne Wilson Brake of Rock Cave; his wife, Michelle Angel Wayts Brake of Rock Cave, whom he married July 8, 2006; one brother, Chrispian M. Brake of Alexandria, Va.; maternal grandmother, Mary Zickefoose Wilson of Rock Cave; paternal grandmother, Helen Brake Riffle of Crawford; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Menzil and Debbie Chidester Wayts of Canaan; a special cousin, Tara Wilson Squires, special friends, Nick, Dusty and Tommy; his two loving basset hounds, Flash and Benson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was a construction worker by trade and Baptist by faith. Darren graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School with the class of 1999 and was an avid hunter and sports fan.

Viewing will be today from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Jessie officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Cave Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Darren Patrick Brake.  From 22 Jan 2007.

Daniel P. Brennan

Daniel Paul Brennan Sr., 88, of Goldsboro, Md., formerly of Lahmansville, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Schaeffer Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Fr. Mario R. Claro officiating. Interment will follow in Lahmansville Cemetery. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 12 Nov 2007. 

Cathy J. Brewer

Cathy Jean (Layne) Brewer, 54, a resident of Mt. Liberty Community, Philippi, passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at her residence.

She was born May 13, 1952, at Bethesda, Md., a daughter of the late Richard Curtis Layne Sr. and Geneva L. (Holbert) Layne, who survives at Mt. Liberty Community.

Also surviving are one son, Shaun Ardean Scott of Mt. Liberty Community, Philippi; and one brother, Richard Curtis Layne Jr. of Philippi.

Before moving to Philippi, Cathy worked as a cosmetologist. She was a member of the Mt. Liberty Community Board, attended Silent Grove Church and enjoyed attending to her domestic animals.

Friends were received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, Monday and today from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour, with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Liberty Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 27 Feb 2007.

Denver L. Bright Sr.

Denver Lee Bright Sr., 82, a resident of Lavalette Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Friday evening, Dec. 14, 2007, in Nella’s Nursing Home at Crystal Springs.

He was born Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1925, at White Station, Randolph County, a son of the late Clarence Wilbur Bright and Della Jane Carr Bright.

On Jan. 27, 1947, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Jewell Frances Arbogast, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Denver Lee Bright Jr. and wife Roberta, of Blue Ridge, Ga.; three daughters, Joyce J. Taylor and Judi B. Brooks and husband, C. Fair III, both of Richmond, Va., and Jannian B. Hager and husband, Raymond, of Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers, Herbert Gordon Bright of Montrose, Frank P. Bright of Elkins; Murl E. Bright of Dailey and Dick Bright of Chenoweth Creek; six sisters, Betty Geiove of Dundalk, Md., Martha Rose Morgan and Susie Stutler, both of Elkins; Evelyn Gail Nell of Vermillion, Ohio, Darlene Collett of Cravensdale and JoAnn Kelch of Elyria, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, Jeff Brooks and wife, Cindy, Leslie Brooks, Chuck Brooks, Justin Brooks, Jason Bright and wife, Krissy, Josh Taylor and wife, Jennifer, Mark Taylor and wife, Susan, Frances Jansen and husband, Bernie, Shanon Hess, Nicole Bright, Makayla Hager, Dakota Hager, Alaynna Hager and Anthony Hager; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was one son, Duane E. Bright; and one brother, Junior Denzil Bright.

He attended the Vandegrift School at Stalnaker Run, the schools of Montrose, Elkins High School and was a graduate of Woodworking Trade School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II and worked as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Local 18, Ohio Operating Engineers for 50 years and was a member of the Church of the Brethren. He loved hunting, fishing, ginsenging, bowling, gardening and time with his grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins. Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec, 18, at the funeral home chapel. Pastor Mark W. Taylor will officiate and interment will follow in American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale, where the H. W. Daniel’s Post 29, American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Denver Lee Bright Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 17 Dec 2007.

Nina C. Brooks

Nina Corbett Brooks, 90, of Dunmore, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007, in Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Roanoke, Va.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at Baxter Presbyterian Church. The Revs. David Bush and Ben Simmons will officiate and interment will follow in Dunmore Cemetery. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home services.  From 10 Apr 2007.

Nina C. Brooks

Funeral services for Nina Corbett Brooks of Dunmore will be at 11 a.m. today at Baxter Presbyterian Church. The Revs. David Bush and Ben Simmons will officiate and interment will follow in Dunmore Cemetery. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home services.  From 12 Apr 2007.

Donnie L. Brown

Donnie Lee Brown Sr., 61, a resident of Bruce Street, Elkins, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown due to a massive stroke he suffered at his home on Dec. 31, 2006.

He was born May 5, 1944, at Valley Head, a son of Jane L. Carder, who is a patient at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, and the late Sherwood Brown. He was a grandson of the late Andrew E. and Omah Harrison Carder and Emit and Gracie Swecker Brown.

On July 31, 2004, at Gatlinburg, Tenn., he was married to the former Laura Michele Frederick, who survives in Elkins.

Also surviving are three sons, Donnie L. Brown and wife, Gina, of Riverside, Ohio, Duane Michael Brown and wife, Melissa, and Kelly Ray Brown and wife, Mendy, of Brookville, Ohio; three stepchildren, one brother, Sherwood D. “Woody” Brown and wife, Mary, of Springfield, Ohio; two sisters, Doris Burnside and Donna McGee and husband, Gary, all of Elkins; six grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.

Mr. Brown attended the schools of Randolph County and served in the U.S. Army. He had worked for R&L Transfer as a truck driver until his retirement.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Boggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 1175 Beverly Pike, Elkins, WV 26241 in memory of Mr. Brown.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Donnie Lee Brown Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Jan 2007.

Donnie Brown Sr.

Donnie Lee Brown Sr., 62, a resident of Bruce Street, Elkins, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown due to a massive stroke suffered at his home on Dec. 31, 2006.

He was born May 5, 1944, at Valley Head, a son of Jane L. Carder Brown, who is a patient at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, and the late Sherwood H. Brown. He was a grandson of the late Andrew E. and Omah Harrison Carder and Emit and Gracie Swecker Brown.

On July 31, 2004, at Gatlinburg, Tenn., he was married to the former Laura Michele Frederick, who survives in Elkins.

Also surviving are three sons, Donnie L. Brown, Jr. and wife, Gina, of Riverside, Ohio, Duane Michael Brown and wife, Melissa, and Kelly Ray Brown and wife, Mendy, of Brookville, Ohio. Three stepchildren; one brother, Sherwood D. “Woody” Brown and wife, Mary, of Springfield, Ohio; two sisters, Doris Burnside and Donna McGee and husband, Gary, all of Elkins; six grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Brown attended the schools of Randolph County and served in the U.S. Army. He had worked for R & L Transfer as a truck driver until his retirement.

Friends may call at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour with the Rev. Mike Boggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 1175 Beverly Pike, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mr. Brown. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Donnie Lee Brown Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Jan 2007.

Jane L. Brown

Jane L. Carder Brown, 88, a resident of the Glenmore Community, Elkins, and more recently a patient in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, 2007, in the center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Jane L. Carder Brown. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Nov 2007.

Jane L. Brown

Jane L. Carder Brown, 88, a resident of the Glenmore community, Elkins, where she made her home with her daughter, Doris A. Burnside, and more recently a patient at Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, 2007, in the center.

She was born Sunday, Nov. 2, 1919, at Lost Creek, a daughter of the late Andrew C. Carder and Oma Harrison Carder. 

She was married to Sherwood H. Brown, who preceded her in death. 

Surviving are one son, Duane “Woody” Brown and wife, Mary, of Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Doris A. Burnside and Donna J. McGee and husband, Gary, all of the Glenmore community, Elkins; one brother, James E. Carder and wife, Jane, of Middlefield, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were one son, Donnie L. Brown Sr.; three sisters, Maxine Rice, Dorothy Bennett and Mildred Tacy; and two brothers, John Gilbert “Gib” Carder and Delbert “Buck” Carder. 

Jane attended the schools of Lost Creek, had worked as a domestic engineer-homemaker, a waitress and as a cook for Nella’s Nursing Home. She had later worked in the finishing department at Elkins Industries until becoming disabled.  She was a member of the H.W. Daniel’s Unit 29, American Legion Auxiliary, loved life, music, dancing and just being with family and friends. She was a Christian.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Roger L. Foster will officiate and interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 1175, Beverly Pike, Elkins, W.Va.  26241 or to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va.  26250. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jane L. Carder Brown. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Nov 2007.

Jane L. Brown

The family received friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel today at 1 p.m. The Rev. Roger L. Foster will officiate and interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 1175, Beverly Pike, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jane L. Carder Brown. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 17 Nov 2007.

Mildred E. Brunette

Mildred E. Brunette, 90, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, in Nella’s Nursing Home in Crystal Springs.

She was born Aug. 24, 1916, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Delbert Warner and Dessie Gifford Warner.

She was married to Frank Brunette, who preceded her in death Feb. 22, 2003.

Surviving are one daughter, Shirley McCord of Buckhannon; two grandsons, Steven McCord and wife, Camella, of Vienna and Brian McCord of Buckhannon; one great-granddaughter, Katie O’Brien and husband, Josh, of Vienna; and one great-grandson, Payton McCord of Morgantown.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Nila O’Lare; and one son-in-law, Junior McCord.

She was a bookkeeper for the International Machinist Union.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Buckhannon Memorial Park with the Rev. Gary Stackpole. Interment will follow. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 16 Mar 2007.

George E. Bryan

George Edward Bryan, 76, a resident of St. George, departed this life late Monday evening, Oct. 29, 2007, in Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center at Clarksburg. Death was attributed to a stroke.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Friday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m.

A more comprehensive obituary will be announced at a later date. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for George Edward Bryan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 31 Oct 2007.

George E. Bryan

George Edward Bryan, 76, a resident of St. George, departed this life late Monday evening, Oct. 29, 2007, in Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center at Clarksburg. Death was attributed to a stroke.

He was born Oct. 22, 1931, at Roundbottom, Monongalia County, a son of the late Rev. John W. Bryan and Ardith A. Kisner Bryan. 

On Oct. 12, 1959, in Kentucky, he was married to the former Alice “Irene” Kilgore, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Pearson of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Laura Thornburg of Valley Grove; three brothers, John Bryan and wife, Tina, of Rowlesburg, Ernie Bryan and wife, Judy, of Ohio, and Ronnie Bryan and wife, Betty, of Kentucky; four grandchildren, Carrie Strait, Tanya Gardner, Jeffrey Thornburg and Jayme Hofmann; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, James and Dallas Bryan; and one sister, Hallie Taylor.

He attended the Waitman Barbe School in Monongalia County. He was a veteran with the U.S. Army as a corporal, serving in Germany during the early 1950s. He retired from Western Union and was a member of W.U.E. Association.  He was a member of Pythagoras Lodge 128 A.F. & A.M. of Parsons of which he was a Past Master. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved to work with wood and had a special relationship with the deer and wildlife.

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 on Friday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Summers Cemetery in Monongalia County. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for George Edward Bryan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com   From 1 Nov. 2007.

Lucille B. Buchanan

Lucille Berkel Buchanan, 80, a resident of Valley Bend and a patient in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, 2007, in the center.

She was born July 26, 1927, at Louisville, Ky., a daughter of the late Carrie Lorraine and William “Bill” Berkel.

She is survived by one son, David Buchanan of Silverdale, Wash.; a granddaughter, Heather (Buchanan) Benson of Waverly, Iowa; one brother, Lawrence Berkel of Fairlea; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Rachel; and nephews, Douglas, Ronnie, Larry and Kelly Berkel.

Lucille was a graduate of Tygart Valley High School and was employed as office manager for Allegheny Lumber Co. and Elkins Industries prior to her retirement. She was an active member of Valley Bend United Methodist Church since 1950 and United Methodist Women of the church. She was a talented pianist playing for many special functions, weddings, funerals and memorial services and was the church pianist at Valley Bend United Methodist Church for 57 years and an active member of Huttonsville Rebekah Lodge 103. Lucille was a kind person, her caring words and friendly smile both comforted and inspired many throughout the years.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Huttonsville Rebekah Lodge No. 103 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Baer officiating. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Bend United Methodist Church in care of Joann Malcolm, P.O. Box 86, Valley Bend, W.Va. 26293 in memory of Lucille. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lucille Berkel Buchanan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 20 Sep 2007.

Lucille B. Buchanan

Lucille Berkel Buchanan, 80, a resident of Valley Bend and a patient in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, 2007, in the center.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Huttonsville Rebekah Lodge No. 103 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Baer officiating. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Bend United Methodist Church in care of Joann Malcolm, P.O. Box 86, Valley Bend, W.Va. 26293 in memory of Lucille. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lucille Berkel Buchanan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Sep 2007. 

Frances Bumgardner

Frances V. Bumgardner, 81, of Independence Township, Pa., passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in Beaver Medical Center.

Born Sept. 11, 1925, in Barbour County, she is a daughter of the late Murrell and Lorene Nutter.

Grandma enjoyed playing bingo, making banana bread and camping. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald G. Bumgardner.

She is survived by a son, Donald “Lynn” Bumgardner and wife, Mary Jane, of Independence Township, Pa.; a daughter, Nancy Riley of Coraopolis, Pa.; six grandsons, Bob, Rick, Brad and Chad Riley and Mike and Shawn Bumgardner. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Darroch Memorial Chapel, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa, Pa. (www.darrochfuneralhome.com)

Friends will also be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dave Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Philippi. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 19 Feb 2007.

Carl J. Bunce

Carl J. Bunce, 86, of Buckhannon, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.

He was born Nov. 29, 1920, at Ellamore, the son of the late Paul Bunce and Charity Hanifan Bunce.

He was married to Madeline “Pat” Huffman Bunce, who preceded him in death Oct. 1, 1971.

Surviving are one daughter, Cherry C. (Bunce) Scamahorn of Colville, Wash.; two grandsons, Josh Scamahorn of Colville, Wash., and Jason Scamahorn of Spokane, Wash.; one sister-in-law, Allien Berry of Buckhannon; and many cousins including Denver, Hilda, Karen and Linda.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mabel Norvell.

He was a coal miner.

Many thanks to his wonderful caregiver, Louise Anderson, and her family for the love they have shown my father over the last two years. Thanks to Kris Montgomery for the many hours of visitation and Sunday dinners and Carl Hinzman for all of the things he has done for my father as a neighbor and friend. Special thanks to Margaret Ann Simmons who sat with my dad at the hospital and thanks to everyone for their comforting words, love and prayers.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Butcher will officiate. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 9 Jan 2007. 

Genevieve Bunner

Genevieve M. Bunner, 92, a resident of Rock Cave, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at her home.

She was born Sept. 20, 1914, at Alexander, a son of the late Emery Reger and Cordie Phipps Reger.

On Dec. 28, 1936, she was married to Wilbur F. Bunner, who preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1998.

Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn Carpenter and husband, Steven, of French Creek, Vera Gregory and husband, Roscoe, of Rock Cave and Faye Taylor and husband, Nick, of Tampa, Fla.; three sons, Fred Bunner and wife, Ginny, of Tampa, Fla., Steve Bunner and wife, Caryl, of Tampa, Fla., and Tom Runner and wife, Helen, of Rock Cave; two brothers, Guy Bernell Reger and wife, Oneita, of Mansfield, Ohio, and Loyal Reger and wife, Tressie, of Queen Anna, Md.; four sisters, Maxine Sayre of Rock Cave, Madeline Hosaflook of Buckhannon, Goldie Tinsley of Scott Depot and Ada Tenney and husband, Paul, of Canal Fulton, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Mavadell Reger of Buckhannon and Leverne Reger of Rock Cave; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death were one granddaughter, Karen Bunner; and three brothers, Waldo Reger, Ernie Reger and Orvil Reger.

She was a homemaker and attended Pleasant Dale United Methodist Church at Selbyville. Her greatest passion was to serve the Lord. She received much pleasure from making quilts.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. She will lie in state at Pleasant Dale United Methodist Church Saturday, May 12, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour. The Rev. Conrad Tenney and the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Dale Church Cemetery at Selbyville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pleasant Dale United Methodist Church Building Fund in care of Vera Gregory, Treasurer, HC 78, Box 120, Rock Cave, W.Va. 26234. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 11 May 2007.

Daniel J. Burke

Daniel J. Burke, 90, of Meridian, Pa., died Saturday evening, June 9, 2007, in Oakland Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh.

He was born in Freeport, Pa., on Oct. 5, 1916, a son of the late Daniel and Katherine Purcell Burke.

He was retired maintenance supervisor for the engineering department of the Butler Veterans Administration Medical Center, where he had been employed for 30 years. Throughout his retirement, he enjoyed mechanical work and his love of horses, that he kept for many years.

Mr. Burke was a decorated veteran of World War II, where he had served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a flight engineer for three years in the 9th Air Force in the European Theatre of Operations. He was captured and became a prisoner of war on Dec. 23, 1944, when his aircraft was shot down over Malmedy, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge.

His unit was the 76th Troop Carrier Unit, where he received a Presidential Citation, the Air Medal with three clusters and six bronze stars for combat flights.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans and was also a member of the Caterpillar Club for his parachute jump behind enemy lines.

He was a member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church in Meridian.

He will be mourned by his family, as a loving husband and wonderful father and grandfather. His sense of history, natural wit and wisdom will be greatly missed by his wife, Loretta M. “Betty” Maloney Burke, whom he married on Oct. 10, 1945; two sons, Daniel J. Burke III and Ronald M. Burke; one daughter, Dr. Eileen J. Lammie, VMD, and her husband, Sam Lammie, of Elkins; and grandchildren including Samantha Lammie and Daniel Lammie.  From 12 Jun 2007.

Junior E. Burr

Junior E. Burr, 80, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at his home under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice of Buckhannon.

He was born March 2, 1926, at French Creek, a son of the late Edward “Brud” Burr and Mabel Smith Burr.

He was married to Reta Smith Burr, who preceded him in death Oct. 1, 1961.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol S. Potts and husband, Christopher, of Buckhannon and Marilyn Lancaster and husband, Gene, of Wirtz, Va.; three sons, Monnie Burr of Buckhannon, Vaughn Burr and wife, Mary, of Rittman, Ohio, and Randall Burr and wife, Tracie, of Volga; two stepsons, William Allen Crites of French Creek and Riley Wayne Crites and wife, Diana, of French Creek; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; three brothers and seven sisters.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

He was a timber cutter and Christian by faith.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the funeral home with the Rev. Wease Day officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Fork Church Cemetery at French Creek. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kelley Martin Fund at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Junior’s honor. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 13 Jan 2007.

Velma M. Burner

Velma Mace Burner, 89, a resident of Presque Isle, Maine, since August 1999, died Sunday morning, Sept. 9, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 7,1917, at Richwood, a daughter of the late Albert Luther and Bicie May (Gibson) Mace.

She was united in marriage Sept. 7, 1940, at Ronceverte, to the love of her life, Earl O. Burner, who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2006.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Dave Ericsson of Tucson, Ariz., and Pamela and Robert Palm of Presque Isle, Maine; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Janice Burner of Booneville, Ark.; grandchildren Jennifer Whetstone and husband, Steve, of Hollywood, Md., Robert Ericsson and wife, Katherine, of Roanoke, Va., Hillary Lisnik and husband, Eric, of Henderson, Nev., Gregory Palm of Presque Isle, Maine, Andrea Burner of Sulphur, La., Erica Mattingly and Grant Burner, of Booneville, Ark. Great-grandchildren are Emily and Noah Whetstone, Sophie and Jack Ericsson, Anthony Mattingly, and Isabella Lisnik.

She was preceded in death by her six brothers, Eugene, Carl, Dana, Kenneth, William and Edward; and a sister, Ruth Woodrum.

Mrs. Burner had been active in garden clubs, newcomer clubs, and square dancers in Cumberland, Md., Elkins and other communities in which she had lived. She was an avid bridge player, along with her husband, and played in several groups. A Methodist all her life, she had been an active member of the Cresaptown United Methodist Church in Cumberland, Md. She had also volunteered with the PTA, scouts and the hospital. Mrs. Burner had retired from managing the Diplomat Motel in Cumberland, Md., with her husband, she had enjoyed traveling and taking cruises.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Presque Isle, Maine. Condolences may be expressed at duncan-graves.com.  From 11 Sep 2007.

John A. Burr

John Anthony Burr, 60, of Buckhannon, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.

He was born Dec. 30, 1946, at Weston, the son of the late Claude W. Burr and Jenny Stalnaker Burr.

Surviving are two sons, John Greg Burr and wife, Amanda, of Cottage Grove, Ore., and Douglas Scott Burr and wife, Eileen, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two granddaughters, Isabella Burr and Lia Burr, both of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one sister, Tammy Cross of Sistersville; and companion, Wanda Donahue of Buckhannon.

He was employed in auto sales and was a member of the Weston Lions Club.

Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Horner Cemetery at Horner. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 19 Sep 2007.

Carrie V. Butcher

Carrie Virginia Harris Butcher, 89, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Sunday evening, Oct. 28, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Carrie Virginia Harris Butcher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 29 Oct 2007.

Carrie V. Butcher

Carrie Virginia Harris Butcher, 89, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Sunday evening, Oct. 28, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health.

She was born Tuesday, June 11, 1918, at Huttonsville, a daughter of the late Andrew J. Harris and Addie Mae McGee Harris.

On Oct. 14, 1939, she was married to Earl Dale Butcher, who preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2001. They had celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Surviving her are two sons, Dale Glenn Butcher and Donald Nelson Butcher, both of Montrose; one sister, Ruby Hosey and husband, Arnett, of Dailey; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and 26 nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were one son, Allen Ray Butcher; two daughters, Arveta Virginia Butcher and Doris May “Dory” Fortney; one brother, Nelson Alfred Harris; and three sisters, Gladys Grace Beverage, Orpha Sexton and Mary Bell Harris.

Carrie attended the schools of Mingo and Huttonsville, had independently washed and ironed for many local people, had worked for Phil’s Restaurant, the DelMonte Hotel Restaurant, and for 20 years she worked for Dory’s Diner as a cook until she retired. She was well known for her homemade pies, enjoyed reading her Bible and had taken many Bible correspondence courses. She was a member and faithful attendee of Otterbein United Methodist Church and a member of the Randolph County Senior Center.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Friday, Nov. 2, from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Carrie Virginia Harris Butcher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 31 Oct 2007.

Carrie V. Butcher

Carrie Virginia Harris Butcher, 89, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Sunday evening, Oct. 28, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Friday, Nov. 2, from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Carrie Virginia Harris Butcher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com   From 1 Nov. 2007.

Carrie V. Butcher

Carrie Virginia Harris Butcher, 89, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Sunday evening, Oct. 28, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins today from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Carrie Virginia Harris Butcher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Nov 2007.

Jeanetta A. Butcher

Jeanetta “Judy” Arlene Butcher, 84, of Buckhannon, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 18, 1923, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Forest Beer and Amy Craven Beer.

Surviving are three sons, Sid Butcher, Richard Butcher and Gary Butcher, all of Buckhannon; three granddaughters, Dawn Butcher, Jessica Butcher and Kyra Ann Butcher, all of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Avis Reed and husband, Dean Max, and Evelyn Riffle, all of Buckhannon; two sisters-in-law, Wanna Beer and Joann Beer, both of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Zane Beer, Lyndon Beer and Robert Beer.

She was a teller at Central National Bank and was Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose and Upshur County Emergency Medical Services.

Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home. 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 24 Sep 2007.

Pamela J. Butcher

Pamela Jane Butcher, 59, a resident of Buckhannon, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at her home.

She was born March 23, 1948, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Ralph H. Harper and Mary L. Bailey Harper.

On March 9, 1968, she was married to the Rev. Charles Donald Butcher, who survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are one daughter, Traci Dunmire and husband, Todd, of Hurricane; one son, Brock Alex Butcher of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Allison Clair Dunmire of Hurricane; one grandson, Cameron Todd Dunmire of Hurricane; one brother, Mark Harper and wife, Tia, of Buckhannon; two sisters, Rebecca Lynn Harper of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Jeannie Rylands and husband, CJ, of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a Christian wife, mother and grandmother and a homemaker. She had been a member of Buckhannon Jay-cee Ettes, Buckhannon Red Hats, president of the Circle of Friends Book Club, the Modern Homeetes and a member of Beechtown Cemetery Association. Pamela had belonged to First Baptist Church for more than 35 years and was a member of Sand Run Baptist, Pickens Baptist and Wayside Baptist churches. She was a member of the choirs of these churches and the director at Sand Run Baptist Church. She had served as Vacation Bible School directors, organized Christmas plays and was a Sunday School teacher. Since the 1970s, she had served as Women’s Bible Study leader, Ladies Bible Discipleship leader and instructed young Christians with Christ Feed My Lambs. She had also served as youth leader at various times and churches. Pamela had toured the East Coast with the International Christian Choir, “The Continental’s.”

Friends will be received at First Baptist Church Sunday, May 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the service hour, with Helen Reger officiating. A private family service will follow in Beechtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Beechtown Cemetery in care of Lynn Helmick, P.O. Box 132, French Creek, W.Va. 26218. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 19 May 2007.

Willis Butcher

Willis Butcher, 89, a resident of Valley Bend, passed away at 8:16 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home for Willis Butcher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Feb 2007.

Willis L. Butcher

Willis Lyle “WL” Butcher, 89, a resident of Valley Bend, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, 2007, at his home.

He was born Oct. 19, 1917, at Mill Creek, a son of the late Francis Marion Butcher and Lula Belle Ware Butcher. His family was one of the original resident families of the Tygart Valley Homesteads after moving to Dailey in the 1930s.

He left school to work with the Civilian Conservation Corp. during the Depression, and then returned to graduate from Elkins High School.

On Dec. 10, 1938, in Elkins, he married Bernice Pauline Lee, who preceded him in death July 19, 1987.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and was awarded the Purple Heart having served during World War II at the Italy Invasion at Anzio, Italy.

“Butch” and “Bernie” then raised their family at the home place in Dailey.

They were the parents of four daughters who survive. Barbara Mahoney and husband, Larry, of Scotts Lake; Nancy Miller and husband, Wesley, of Clarksburg; Lana Butcher and fiancé, Randy England, of Elkins; and Glenna Butcher and husband, Glen, of Beverly.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren; his special friend and companion, Ada Lee Crawford, with whom he made his home; one sister, Edna Lee of Elkins; one brother, Herman Butcher and wife, Louise, of Green Bank; and several nieces and nephews. Also preceding him in death were one brother, Homer Butcher; one sister, Kathaleen “Kate” Forinash; and one infant sister, Myrtle.

During the late 1940s and early 1950s, he was a bus driver for Reynolds Bus Lines, then operated the Dailey Service Center before working for Columbia Gas Transmission at the Files Creek and Glady compressor stations.

In 1954, he went to work for Ingersoll-Rand Co. out of Painted Post, N.Y., where he advanced to become an engineer who supervised the erection of large motors at oil refineries and plastics plants around the world.

He was also the company specialist for steam engines and had the distinction of being their last engineer hired without having a college degree.

He retired from his extensive travels in 1978.

Willis was a long time member of Randolph Lodge No. 55, AF & AM, Pilgrim Commandery No. 21, the Knights Templar and Randolph Chapter No. 74, Order of the Eastern Star. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, Tygart Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Valley Bend United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir.

He was a former member of the Melody Chorus at the Randolph County Senior Center and during the popularity of the CB radio he went by the handle “Globetrotter.” He was known for his humorous limericks and for his playing of the Jew’s harp.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Robert Baer officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Presentation of the American Flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Randolph Lodge No. 55 A.F. & A.M. will conduct Masonic graveside rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Bend United Methodist Church, c/o Joann Malcomb, P.O. Box 86, Valley Bend, W.Va. 26293 in memory of Mr. Butcher.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Willis Lyle “WL” Butcher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 16 Feb 2007.

Willis L. Butcher

Mr. Willis Lyle “WL” Butcher, 89, a resident of Valley Bend, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, 2007, at his home.

He was born Oct. 19, 1917, at Mill Creek, the son of the late Francis Marion Butcher and Lula Belle Ware Butcher.

His family was one of the original resident families of the Tygart Valley Homesteads after moving to Dailey in the 1930s. He left school to work with the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression, and then returned to graduate from Elkins High School.

On Dec. 10, 1938, in Elkins, he married Bernice Pauline Lee, who preceded him in death July 19, 1987.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart, having served during World War II at the Italy invasion at Anzio, Italy. “Butch” and “Bernie” then raised their family at the homeplace in Dailey.

They were the parents of four daughters who survive, Barbara Mahoney and husband, Larry, of Scotts Lake, Nancy Miller and husband, Wesley, of Clarksburg, Lana Butcher and fiancé, Randy England, of Elkins and Glenna Butcher and husband, Glen, of Beverly. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; his special friend and companion, Ada Lee Crawford, with whom he made his home; one sister, Edna Lee of Elkins; one brother, Herman Butcher and wife, Louise, of Green Bank; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death were one brother, Homer Butcher; two sisters, Kathaleen “Kate” Forinash and infant Myrtle.

During the late 1940s and early 1950s, he was a bus driver for Reynolds Bus Lines. He operated the Dailey Service Center before working for Columbia Gas Transmission at the Files Creek and Glady compressor stations. In 1954, he went to work for Ingersoll-Rand Co. of Painted Post, N.Y., where he advanced to become an engineer who supervised the erection of large motors at oil refineries and plastics plants around the world. He was also the company specialist for steam engines and had the distinction of being their last engineer hired without having a college degree. He retired from his extensive travels in 1978.

Willis was a longtime member of Randolph Lodge No. 55 AF&AM, Pilgrim Commandery No. 21 of the Knights Templar, and Randolph Chapter No. 74 of Order of the Eastern Star. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Valley Bend United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir. He was a former member of the Melody Chorus at the Randolph County Senior Center and during the popularity of the CB Radio; he went by the handle “Globetrotter.” He was known for his humorous limericks and for his playing of the Jew’s harp.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Baer officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman.

The presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, and Randolph Lodge No. 55 AF & AM will conduct masonic graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Bend United Methodist Church, c/o Joann Malcomb, PO Box 86, Valley Bend, W.Va. 26293 in memory of Mr. Butcher. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Willis Lyle “WL” Butcher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com From 17 Feb 2007.

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