2007 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:S

Betty L. Sainato

Betty Sainato of Tallmadge, Ohio, passed away Dec. 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Born in Elkins to the late Clarence and Nettie White, she lived in the Akron and Tallmadge, Ohio, areas for 50 years. She was a first-grade teacher at Lakemore School in Springfield Township for more than 30 years.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, “Doc”; and brothers, Bud and Jack; and sister, Mary.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Scott Swan of Tallmadge; and granddaughter, Lindsey Swan — to whom she was known as Me Me. Betty also leaves behind her beloved sister, Mildred Gutshall of Junior, as well as many nieces, nephews, family members and special friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was a past worthy matron of the Eastern Star and was a current member of the Crimson Brims Red Hat Society. She loved golf, cooking and entertaining family and friends.

Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Donovan Funeral Home on 17 Southwest Ave. (on the Historic Tallmadge Circle). Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Father John Hengle officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donovan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Betty Sainato.  From 19 Dec 2007.

Joseph P. Sainato

Joseph P. Sainato, 85, a resident of Branson, Mo., passed away at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2007, in Golden Living Center in Branson, Mo.

He was born April 28, 1922, at Harding, a son of the late Rocco and Rosa Ashe Sainato.

He was married to Herma Marie Sainato, who survives in Branson.

Also surviving are six children, Ronald Sainato of Rogersville, Mo., Robert Sainato of Branson, Mo., Timothy Sainato of Walnut Shade, Mo., Terry Lambrich of Hillsboro, Mo., Edward Sainato, Highlandville, Mo., and Joseph S. Sainato of Chesterfield, Mo. Two brothers, Carl Sainato of Madisonville, Ky., and Albert Sainato of South Hill, Va.; two sisters, Mary "Sena" Roy of Harding and Julia Fansler of McDonald, Ohio; and nine grandchildren also survive. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Ann Crouch and Louise Weese; and a brother, Eugene Sainato.

Mr. Sainato was a resident of the Branson area since 1971. He was a veteran of World War II and was a retired demolition supervisor.

Mr. Sainato was cremated. A memorial service was conducted at 1 p.m. July 14 at the Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson, Mo. Pastor Mark Shorey officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to The Caring People, 164 Corporate Place, Branson, Mo. 65616 in memory of Mr. Sainato. This announcement is a courtesy of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins.  From 21 Jul 2007.

Richard Sakal Sr.

Richard Paul “Dick” Sakal Sr., 79, a resident of Hambleton, departed this life late Tuesday evening, Oct. 2, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. He had been in declining health.

He was born Saturday, June 30, 1928, at Phoenixville, Pa., a son of the late John Stephen Sakal and Mary Catherine Klup Sakal. 

On July 24, 1972, he was married to JoAnne Grace Parsons, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Richard “Rick” Sakal Jr.; one daughter, Deborah Pizzica and husband, Frank, all of Pheonixville, Pa.; one stepson, William DeJohn and wife, Sheree, of Gilbertsville, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Lynn DeJohn and husband, David Wilson, of Denver, Colo., and Shelly DeJohn of Pottstown, Pa.; one brother, Eugene Sakal and wife, Mary, of Phoenixville, Pa.; one sister, Anna Broncato of He was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Sakal.

Richard left school (Phoenixville High School) in 1944, served with the U.S. Merchant Marines until the end of the World War II in 1945. He returned to school in 1946 to finish his education, and he played football there. While still in school, he joined the Pennsylvania National Guard (PANG). He was one of the first members to join Co. B, 2nd Battalion, 111th Infantry of PANG, which was being reorganized after the war. He graduated from high school in 1948 and served in the U.S. Coast Guard until 1952. He worked for the Iron Co. at Phoenixville and for the Boiler Engineering & Supply Co. at Phoenixville for 30 years. He then worked for the Montgomery County Geriatrics at Royersford, Pa., for several years before retiring. He loved fishing, making woodcrafts, and he was a Harley Davidson enthusiast.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 6, Mr. Sakal will be moved to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at Parsons, where the mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10  a.m. The Rev. Father Timothy Grassi will be the celebrant and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Richard Paul “Dick” Sakal Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 4 Oct 2007.

Richard P. Sakal Sr.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 6, Mr. Sakal will be moved to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at Parsons, where the mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10  a.m. The Rev. Father Timothy Grassi will be the celebrant and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Richard Paul “Dick” Sakal Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Oct 2007.

Mary J. Sargent

Mary Jane Sargent, 44, of Rock Cave, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at the home of Susan and Larry Spittler in Buckhannon.

She was born March 24, 1963, at Kanawha Head, a daughter of Franklin and Dorothy Auten Chidester, who survived at Rock Cave.

She was married to Thomas Sargent.

She is survived by two sisters, Linda Chidester of Tampa, Fla., and Susan Chidester Spittler and husband, Larry, of Buckhannon; two brothers, Robert Chidester and wife, Patricia, of Slippery Rock, Pa., and James Chidester and wife, Anita, of French Creek; several nieces and nephews; and her cat, Willard.

She was a certified nursing aide and was employed at Nella’s Nursing Home at Crystal Springs. She enjoyed her job at the nursing home, gardening, canning and cooking and she loved the outdoors and animals.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon. At the request of her family, she will be cremated. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Jane Sargent.  From 24 Sep 2007.  

Thomas J. Sargent

Thomas Junior Sargent, 34, of Belington, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.

He was born Aug. 26, 1973, the son of Thomas J. Sargent and Linda Anderson Sargent of Buckhannon.

Also surviving are one sister, Judy Light and husband, Willie, of Buckhannon; and one nephew, Patrick Light of Buckhannon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Sargent.

He was a line forman at Armstrong Flooring.

Friends were received Sunday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Cutright officiating. Interment will follow in Boggs Cemetery at Eden. 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.

Sarah E. Sayers

Sarah Ellen Macvean Sayers, 80, a native of Elkins, and a resident of Sykesville, Md., departed this life Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in Carroll Hospital Center at Westminster, Md., following an extended illness. 

She was born Wednesday, March 23, 1927, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Dugald Murray MacVean Jr. and Martha Brockman Shreve MacVean. 

She was married to Hewa G. “Newt” Sayers Sr., who preceded her in death Dec. 17, 2000. 

Surviving are one daughter, Dana Atwell of Sykesville, Md.; two stepsons, Hewa G. “Newt” Sayers Jr. of Alexandria, Va., and Dewey G. Sayers of Westminster, Md.; one brother, Donald Owen MacVean and wife, Genevieve, of Elkins; two sisters, Martha Grubb of Martinsburg and Janet Irwin of Elkins; 11 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death were one daughter, Carol R. Bauer; one brother, Dugald Murray MacVean III; and two sisters, June Theresa MacVean and Margaret Lydia Stanley. 

Sarah had worked as a fingerprint technician for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and had retired from the United States Postal Service. She enjoyed her family and feeding the squirrels that lived around her home. 

Graveside services were conducted Nov. 3, 2007 in Lake View Memorial Park at Sykesville, Md. The Rev. Roland M. “Bud” Brown officiated and interment followed. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Carroll Hospice, 282 Stoner Ave., Westminster, Md.  21157 or to the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, Md.  21784. The Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  This announcement is a courtesy of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Sarah Ellen Macvean Sayers.  From 9 Nov 2007.

William B. Sayre

William B. “Bill” Sayre, 76, of Miami, Fla., died Friday, March 9, 2007, in Baptist Hospital in Miami, Fla.

He was born June 7, 1930, at Buckhannon, a son of the late William Brown Sayre and Lucretia Judith Curry Sayre.

On Oct. 11, 1953, he was married to Marjorie Wiles Sayre, who survives in Miami, Fla.

Also surviving are two sons, Timothy W. Sayre and wife, Terri, of Loxahatchee, Fla., and Theodore W. Sayre and wife, Dawn, of Miami, Fla.; one daughter, Emily Chestnut of Deltona, Fla.; two granddaughters, Tiffany Chestnut and Holly Chestnut, both of Deltona, Fla.; and two sisters, Mabel Martin of Buckhannon and Juanita Linger of Frederickburg, Md.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Cobzi Chandler.

He was involved in banking and attended First United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the funeral home with the Rev. Don Chandler officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. 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 12 Mar 2007.

Sybille I. Schock

Sybille I. Cooke Schock, 86, a former resident of Dailey, and a resident of Valentine’s Personal Care Home since April of 2006, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at 3:45 a.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient  since Nov. 4.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sybille I. Cooke Schock.  From 13 Nov 2007.

Sybille I. Schock

Friends will be received at the Runner Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel on Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Verl Simmons, retired Methodist minister, will officiate. Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sybille Schock.  From 14 Nov 2007.

Sybille I. Schock

Sybille I. Cooke Schock, 86, a former resident of East Dailey and a resident of Valentine’s Personal Care Home since April 2006, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at 3:45 a.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital where she had been patient since Nov. 4.

Born Sept. 13, 1921, at Staintondale, England, she was the only daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Elizabeth Hought Gowland.

She was twice married. Her first husband, Barnard Cooke, preceded her in death. She then married Roger Schock, who preceded her in death on March 25, 2003.

Sybille is survived by two sons, Michael Cooke and wife, Gladys, and Brian Cooke and wife, Marilyn, all of England.

Also surviving are six grandchildren, Spencer, Matthew, Sophie, Justin, Leanda and Harry; six great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Ralph, Kate, Toby, Jessica and Jake; several nieces and nephews; and a close friend and constant companion of many years, Shirley Fincham Lanham.

Preceding her in death were three brothers, George, Norman and Dennis Gowland.

Sybille worked as a personnel manager at the American Embassy in England, helping Americans to find housing, medical treatment and whatever else they were in need of. When she came to the United States in 1933, she became a U.S. citizen and went on to manage several five star hotels in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Upon moving to West Virginia, she was the manager of the Hutton House, Cardinal Inn and also at Kumbrabow. She retired in the 1990s. Sybille was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mill Creek/Huttonsville Fire Department and was instrumental in raising funds to purchase the first jaws of life for the department. She was also a member of the Women’s Land Army in England. She loved camping, knitting, sewing, reading and hunting. She was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church at Becky’s Creek.

Friends will be received at the Runner Funeral Home today from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel on Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Verl Simmons, retired Methodist minister, will officiate. Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sybille Schock.  From 15 Nov 2007.

Sybille I. Schock

Sybille I. Cooke Schock, 86, a former resident of East Dailey and a resident of Valentine’s Personal Care Home since April 2006, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at 3:45 a.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital where she had been  patient since Nov. 4.

Born Sept. 13, 1921, at Staintondale, England, she was the only daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Elizabeth Hought Gowland.

She was twice married. Her first husband, Barnard Cooke, preceded her in death. She then married Roger Schock, who preceded her in death on March 25, 2003.

Sybille is survived by two sons, Michael Cooke and wife, Gladys, and Brian Cooke and wife, Marilyn, all of England. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Spencer, Matthew, Sophie, Justin, Leanda and Harry; six great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Ralphy, Kate, Toby, Jessica and Jake; several nieces and nephews; and a close friend and constant companion of many years, Shirley Fincham Lanham.

Preceding her in death were three brothers, George, Norman and Dennis Gowland.

Sybille worked as a personnel manager at the American Embassy in England, helping Americans to find housing, medical treatment and whatever else they were in need of.        When she came to the United States in 1963, she became a U.S. citizen and went on to manage several five star hotels in D.C., Maryland  and Virginia. Upon moving to West Virginia, she was the manager of the Hutton House, Cardinal Inn and also at Kumbrabow. She retired in the  1990s.

Sybille was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mill Creek/Huttonsville Fire Department and was instrumental in raising funds to purchase the first jaws of life for the department. She was also a member of the Women’s Land Army in England. She loved camping, knitting, sewing, reading and hunting. She was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church at Becky’s Creek.

Friends were received at Runner Funeral Home Thursday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today from the Runner Chapel. The Rev. Verl Simmons, retired Methodist minister, will officiate. Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sybille Schock.  From 16 Nov 2007.

Arthur Schoonover

Arthur Schoonover, 55, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Thursday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2007, at his home. Death was a result of injuries sustained in a timbering accident.

He was born Thursday, Dec. 27, 1951, at Elkins, a son of the late Carl Schoonover and Loretta Wamsley Schoonover.      He was twice married, first to Shirley Schoonover, who survives. On Dec. 29, 2001, at Montrose, he was married to the former Margaret Broseker, who survives. 

Also surviving are one son, Shawn Schoonover and wife, B.J., of Elkins; three stepsons, Milton Broseker III and wife, Jo, of Elkins, Brian Broseker of Maryland and Scott Broseker of Montrose; two stepdaughters, Karen Bizzell and husband, Greg, of Baltimore, Md., and Angela Shiral Hartley of Beverly; two brothers, Jerry Schoonover of Morgantown and Joe Schoonover of Elkins; three sisters, Allison, Susan and Robin; one grandson, Kaleb Lantz Schoonover; seven stepgrandchildren, Milton, Gregory, Crystal, Shelby Lynn, James, Jennifer and Alina DeSha. 

Preceding him in death was one brother, Carl Luther Schoonover.

He attended the schools of Randolph County, was a woodsman and a coal miner, having worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was a member of the Aerie 2344, Fraternal Order of Eagles.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Terry Cannon will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Arthur Schoonover. Condolences may be expressed to the family at  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Nov 2007.

Arthur Schoonover

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins. Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Terry Cannon will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Arthur Schoonover. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Nov 2007. 

Arthur Schoonover

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 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Terry Cannon will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Arthur Schoonover. Condolences may be expressed to the family at  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Nov 2007.

Dorothy Schoonover

Dorothy Schoonover, 97, a resident of Route 1 Elkins, the Chenoweth Creek Road, passed away Wednesday morning, June 6, 2007, at her residence.

She was born May 6, 1910, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Perry Triplett and Martha Carver Triplett.

On Dec. 17, 1927, she was married to Ernest Schoonover, who preceded her in death in December 1972.

Surviving are three sons, Ronald D. Schoonover and wife, Wanda, and Samuel J. Schoonover and wife, Anita, all of Elkins, and Ernest C. “Pete” Schoonover and wife, Donna, of Parsons; and seven daughters, Martha E. McKinney of Groveport, Ohio, Betty L. Arbuthnot and Ilene Hedrick and husband, Roy, all of Elkins, Reta M. Chaput and husband, Maurice, of Pasadena, Md., Ailene Chenoweth of Covington, Va., Mary Ann Evans and husband, Edgar, of Vinton, Va., and Dorotha Hensil of Manchester, Md. Twenty-five grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren also survive.

One son, Robert J. Schoonover, and nine brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Mrs. Schoonover was a homemaker and a member of Hart Chapel Church of Chenoweth Creek.

Funeral services for Mrs. Schoonover will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp., 111 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dorothy Schoonover. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Jun 2007.

Dorothy Schoonover

Dorothy Schoonover, 97, a resident of Route 1, Elkins, the Chenoweth Creek Road, passed away Wednesday morning, at her residence.

Funeral services for Mrs. Schoonover will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp., 111 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dorothy Schoonover. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Jun 2007.

Florence Schoonover

Florence “Marie” Sayger Schoonover, 80, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Saturday evening, Sept. 8, 2007, at Nesbitt Personal Care Home in Hendricks.

She was born Sunday, Aug. 14, 1927, at Craig, a daughter of the late Lonnie Bains Sayger and Bertha Zimmerman Sayger.

On April 7, 1947, at Long Island, N.Y., she was married to Carl Ward “Tater” Schoonover Sr., who survives. They had celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Also surviving are four sons, Carl Ward Schoonover Jr. and wife, Elizabeth, of Conover, N.C., Glen Taylor Schoonover of Parsons, John William Schoonover and wife, Vicki, of Loganville, Pa., and Patrick Kent Schoonover and wife, Sharon, of Elkins; two daughters, Susan Marie Randolph of Parsons and Letha Lynn Kahl and husband, Wayne, of Dover, Pa.; one sister, Almeda Jane Harner of Cornwall Manor, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, James Robert Schoonover; one grandson, David Christopher Randolph; and one baby brother, John Banis Sayger.

She attended the Hamrick School at Hendricks and was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1946. She was a graduate of Morgantown Business College in 1947 and she attended Davis & Elkins College. She had delivered newspapers at Hambleton and Hendricks as a child. She had worked for the former Flossie’s Restaurant. She was a former secretary for Parsons High School and worked for the Tucker County Clerk. She left Tucker County in 1953 and worked as a secretary for B.F. Goodrich Co. in Ohio, and then for the former C&P Telephone Co. in Oakland, Md. She was a former employee of West Virginia Pulp & Paper Co. in Luke. In 1964, she moved to Reisterstown, Md., where she worked for Black & Decker Co. She was a former employee of Bendixs Field Corp. and then John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory where she received an award, First Man On The Moon Space Program, and retired in 1994 from Catonsville Community College in Maryland. She was a yard sale and antique enthusiast.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Father Timothy Grassi will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Florence “Marie” Sayger Schoonover. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Sep 2007.

Florence Schoonover

Florence “Marie” Sayger Schoonover, 80, a resident of Parsons, WV., departed this life Saturday evening, September 8, 2007 at the Nesbitt Personal Care Home in Hendricks.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Father Timothy Grassi will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Florence “Marie” Sayger Schoonover. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Sep 2007.

Florence Schoonover

Florence “Marie” Sayger Schoonover, 80, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Saturday evening, Sept. 8, 2007, at the Nesbitt Personal Care Home in Hendricks.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Father Timothy Grassi will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Florence “Marie” Sayger Schoonover. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Sep 2007.

Richard L. Schwartz

Richard Lee “Dick” Schwartz, 71, a well-known businessman and resident of Deerfield Village at Canaan Valley, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Feb. 6, 2007, at the home of his daughter, Sarah. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

He was born Friday, Dec. 20, 1935, at Parkersburg, a son of the late Lewis Schwartz and Violet Wells Schwartz.

On April 14, 1957, at Philippi, he was married to the former Patricia A. Bell, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sarah B. Schwartz of Thomas; two brothers, David Schwartz of Fairmont and Don Schwartz of Laurel, Miss.; two sisters, Charlotte Dadisman of Fairmont and Nancy “Jo” Woodford of Richmond, Va.; one grandson, Richard Colby McKinnie of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a special niece, Phoebe Mollard of Canaan Valley.

Dick was a graduate of Philippi High School with the class of 1953, a graduate of Fairmont State College with the class of 1959 and did his postgraduate studies at West Virginia University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He was former owner and operator of the Fairmont Printing Co. of Fairmont for 18 years. Mr. Schwartz was proud of the fact that his company produced the magazine “Wild, Wonderful West Virginia.” He was very active in community service, having served as president of the Jaycees, the Rotary, the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, the Tucker County Chamber of Commerce, the United Way and the Alumni Association of Fairmont State College. He was police commissioner and governor of the state District 7530 of Rotary. He served as a representative in Tucker and Preston counties in the West Virginia State Legislature. In 1981, he retired and moved to Canaan Valley where he purchased what is now known as the Village Inn Motel, Big John’s Restaurant and the Canaan Valley Store. In 1998, he transferred his shares of stock in the store and restaurant and began his career in golfing. His grandson, Colby, accompanied him on many outings. His golfing friends each Tuesday were Dewey Rice, Richard Wolfe and “Jug” Ratcliffe. He played golf until the fall of 2006. He was an avid fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers and a member of Canaan Valley Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Mark Joseph will officiate and interment will follow in Davis Cemetery at Davis. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Canaan Valley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 308, Davis, W.Va. 26260 or Mountaintop Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Richard Lee “Dick” Schwartz. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Feb 2007.

Richard Schwartz

Richard Lee “Dick” Schwartz, 71, a well known businessman and resident of Deerfield Village at Canaan Valley, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Feb. 6, 2007, at the home of his daughter, Sarah. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Mark Joseph will officiate and interment will follow in Davis Cemetery at Davis. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Canaan Valley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 308, Davis, W.Va. 26260 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Richard Lee “Dick” Schwartz. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Feb 2007.

Richard Schwartz

Richard Lee “Dick” Schwartz, 71, a well known businessman and resident of Deerfield Village at Canaan Valley, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Feb. 6, 2007, at the home of his daughter, Sarah. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Mark Joseph will officiate and interment will follow in Davis Cemetery at Davis. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Canaan Valley Baptist Church; P.O. Box 308, Davis, W.Va. 26260 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Richard Lee “Dick” Schwartz. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com   From 9 Feb 2007.

Richard L. Schwartz

Richard Lee “Dick” Schwartz, 71, a well-known businessman and resident of Deerfield Village at Canaan Valley, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Feb. 6, 2007, at the home of his daughter, Sarah. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

The family received friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor today at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Mark Joseph will officiate and interment will follow in Davis Cemetery at Davis. The family suggest that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Canaan Valley Baptist Church; P.O. Box 308, Davis, W.Va. 26260 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Richard Lee “Dick” Schwartz. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 10 Feb 2007.

Reta K. Schwirian

Reta Kathleen Schwirian of Philippi died at 5:44 p.m. Aug. 18, 2007, in Mansfield Place at Philippi. She had been in declining health for many years.

She was born Dec. 6, 1914, at Queens in Upshur County, a daughter of Ora and Mae Tallman Hollen.

She is the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Daryl Hollen.

On Sept. 14, 1940, she married Herman J. Schwirian, who preceded her in death Nov. 10, 1996.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph Roger Schwirian and wife, Prudence, of Connellsville, Pa., and Michael Lee “Mickey” Schwirian and Marie Snider of Philippi; grandchildren, Shanna and husband, David Kounas, of Greensburg, Pa., Shane Schwirian and wife, Leesa, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Michael Waugaman and Lucy of Langley, Berkshire, U.K., Jeremy Waugaman and wife, Brooke, of Harrisville and Christopher Snider of Martinsburg; great-grandchildren, Ashton and Ethan Kounas and Cole Waugaman; and one nephew, Robert L. Hollen.

Mrs. Schwirian graduated from Buckhannon High School and Davis Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1936 as a registered nurse. That same year, she came to Philippi and started working at Myers Clinic Hospital, then worked at Broaddus Hospital after it opened. She retired after 36 years of nursing. She attended Crim Memorial Methodist Church and was Sunday school superintendent for many years.

As a final humanitarian act, she donated her body to the gift of life registry at West Virginia University.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Crim Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. Alicia Rapking officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.   From 24 Oct 2007.

Cecil G. Scott

Mr. Cecil Gray Scott, 87, a resident of Bunker Hill, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, in Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, Va.

He was born Sept. 28, 1919, at Elkins, a son of the late Reverty Cecil and Hazel Mae Taylor Scott.

On Aug. 24, 1939, he was married to Una McElwain Scott, who preceded him in death on Feb. 10, 2000.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Scott and wife, Jean, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Richard Scott and wife, Karen, of Beverly; and a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Genelda Ruth) Johnston of Bunker Hill. A sister, Mary Bennett of Belington; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Also preceding him in death were a son, Edward Cecil Scott; and two brothers, William Glenn Scott and John Scott.

Mr. Scott attended the schools of Randolph County, was employed for many years as a custodian at Memorial General Hospital and later worked at Wal-Mart. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until noon Sunday, Sept. 30, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Mr. Scott will then be moved to the Mouse Cemetery near Harpertown where a graveside service will be conducted. Pastor Lyn Elliott will officiate and interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Randolph County Unit in care of Jennifer Bennett Community Manager, 47 Turkey Bone Road, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201, in memory of Mr. Scott. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Cecil Gray Scott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Sep 2007.

Cecil Scott

Cecil Gray Scott, 87, of Bunker Hill, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, in the Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, Va.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until noon Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Mr. Scott will then be moved to the Mouse Cemetery near Harpertown where a graveside service will be held. Pastor Lyn Elliott will officiate and interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Randolph County Unit, c/o Jennifer Bennett Community Manager, 47 Turkey Bone Road, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201 in memory of Mr. Scott. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Cecil Gray Scott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 29 Sep 2007.

Charles L. Scott Sr.

Charles L. Scott Sr., 64, a resident of Dailey, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Dec. 13, 1942, at Valley Bend, a son of the late Leland and Ruby McCauley Scott.

On May 1, 1971, he married the former Bessie Leary, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Charles Scott Jr. and special friend, Kim, of Dailey and Rodney Scott and wife, Crystal, of Huttonsville; one daughter, Sheila Arbogast and husband, Jamie, of Kerens; four brothers, George Scott and wife, Betty, of Buckhannon, Eldridge Scott and wife, Willa, of Elkins, William Scott and wife, Darlene, of Dailey and Billie Scott of Elkins; four sisters, Geraldine Fuston and husband, Junior, of Beverly, Hazel Scott of Beverly, Mozella Watson and husband, Charles, of Beverly and Glenda Hymes and husband, Robert, of Belington; and four grandchildren Andrew, Abigail, Heidi and Riana.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Roger and Johnnie Scott; and two grandchildren, Brittany Arbogast and Chelsey Arbogast.

Mr. Scott had been employed by Labcraft, Elkins Industries and Costal Lumber. He attended Cathedral of Deliverance Church in Elkins.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gene Rhoden and the Rev. Albert Belt officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery near Beverly. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Charles L. Scott Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com. From 9 Jan 2007. 

Gary S. Scott

Gary Steven Scott, 44, of Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born Feb. 7, 1963, at Harrisonburg, Va., a son of Shirley Ann Westfall Scott of Buckhannon and the late Daniel R. Scott.

Also surviving are his companion, Donna Gaines of Buckhannon; two brothers, Frank Dickerson and Warren “Butch” Mitchell; and five sisters, Glenna Stepenson, Diane Betler, Melissa Kurial, Teresa Dickerson and Tine Boyette. He was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory Daniel Scott. Friends will be received Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be at the funeral home Wednesday, March 7, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Mike Westfall officiating. Poling-St. Claire Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 5 Mar 2007.

Genevieve M. Scott

Genevieve Marie Moyer Scott, 81, a resident of Nella’s Inc. of Crystal Springs and formerly of the Glenmore Community, passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2007, at the nursing home.

She was born Feb. 10, 1926, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Charles Leslie Moyer and Savilliah Streets Moyer.

On April 20, 1945, she was married to Walter Bailey Scott, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Bradley E. Scott and wife, Kim, of Elkins; one daughter, Nancy Howell and husband, Bruce, of Elkins; and one sister, Doris E. White of Elkins. Six grandchildren, James Mallow, Allen Mallow and wife, Victoria, Jerry Mallow and wife, Vada, Dewayne Mallow and wife, Loretta, Laura Manolidis and husband, Jeff, and Bradley E. Scott Jr. and wife, Amanda; and 10 great-grandchildren, Chantel Howell, Angel Mallow, Shane Rowback, Bryce Manolidis, Dylan Mallow, Gauge Manolidis, Shae Mallow, Ethan Scott, Daisalyn Efraimson and Zachary Mallow also survive. Several stepgrandchildren, Denna Mallow and husband, Jerry, Patricia Bonnell and husband, Gary, Karen McDaniels and husband, Mark, Bruce and Joseph Howell, Jodi Ray and husband, Daniel; several great-grandchildren, Scott, Tonya, Missy, Nikki Howell, Bruce Howell Jr., Teresa and Joseph Howell, Cindy Contrell, Danielle, Natasha and Daniel, Ray Jr., Destiny and Autumn Gunnette, Felicia Corley, Michael Rhodes; and several great-great-stepgrandchildren also survive.

Preceding her in death were one son, Charles Amos Scott; one sister, Betty L. White; and two brothers, Ronald E. Moyer and Kenneth E. Moyer.

Mrs. Scott was a homemaker.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stella Faye Moyer officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Genevieve Marie Moyer Scott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Apr 2007.

Mable Scott

Mable Mae Taylor Lambert Scott, 93, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away peacefully in her favorite place in the world, her home, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007.

She was born Aug. 29, 1913, at Mill Creek, a daughter of the late Jessie and Anne Arbogast Taylor. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was twice married, first to Tobe Lambert who preceded her in death in 1932 and later to Clyde Scott who preceded her in death in 1970.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Phyllis) Teter and Mrs. Oscar (Linda) Magyer both of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Mrs. Excell (Judith) Lanham of Mill Creek; four sons, Merritt Lambert and wife, Ruth, Wadsworth, Ohio, Burnell Scott and wife, Betty, Akron, Ohio, William Scott and Donna of Mill Creek and Kevin Scott and wife, Phyllis, Gore, Va.; 22 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Also preceding her in death were one son, David; one daughter, Alice Faye; two sisters, Gracie Rush and Mary Wamsley; two brothers, Gordon and Jim Taylor; and four grandchildren, Wayne, Dena, Greg and Karen Lambert.

Mable loved to quilt and made many quilts for family members. She played many musical instruments and along with Woody Simmons, played music at the Big Al’s Scott’s Dancehall. She loved working around her home, mowing the lawn, gardening, reading and watching her special pet groundhog Howard standing on his hind legs and whistling at her. The family wishes to thank Excell and Judy for their wonderful and loving care provided for our Mom. We love you Mom, God keep you till we meet again.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville with the Rev. Bernard Teter officiating. Interment will follow.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mable Mae Taylor Lambert Scott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Aug 2007.

Robert J. Scott

Robert J. Scott, 69, a resident of Junior, departed this life Monday afternoon, July 2, 2007, at the home of his brother, Don Scott. He had been in declining health since April and death was attributed to cancer.

He was born Friday, March 11, 1938, at Elkins, a son of the late Robert George Scott and Nellie Mae Woods Scott. Surviving are one brother, Donald Ray Scott of Junior; four sisters, Delores Jean Johnson of Elkins, Patricia Ann O’Brien and husband, Robert, of Florida, Edith Dawn McFatter of Elkins and Anita “Gail” Martin and husband, Gary, of Akron, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were two brothers, Albert George Scott and Roger Dale Scott; and one sister, Bonna Lea Race.

Robert attended the schools of Elkins, was a security guard in Florida for 30 years and had a passion for flowers.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Friday, July 6, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark A. Houser will officiate and interment will follow in the Mouse Cemetery at Cravensdale. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Robert J. Scott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Jul 2007.

Robert J. Scott

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chape Friday, July 6, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark A. Houser will officiate and interment will follow in the Mouse Cemetery at Cravensdale. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Robert J. Scott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Jul 2007.

Miriam L. See

Miriam L. See, 83, of French Creek, died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at her home.

She was born April 19, 1924, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Lorentz and Ludah Hardman See.

She is survived by one brother, E. Hardman See of French Creek; cousins, Robert L. Reed and family, Marjorie R. Eggert and family, Nancy K. Sheetz and family, Thomas See and family, Edward See and family, Alice P. Wilson and family, Richard L. Hardman and family, Terry Hardman and family, Don B. Hardman and family, Jack Hardman and family, Mickey Hardman and family, Julia Hardman and family, Teddy Hardman and family, Marilyn K. McCue and family and Sandra L. Hardman and family; and caretaker, Michelle Brady and family.

She was preceded in death by one cousin, Harold Hardman.

Miriam was a 1946 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and was retired from the Clarksburg C&P Telephone Co.

Memorial graveside services will be at French Creek Presbyterian Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 4 May 2007.

Woodrow W. See

Mr. Woodrow Wilson See, 94, a resident of Valley Head, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, in Talbott Personal Care Home at Belington.

He was born March 6, 1913, at Elkwater, a son of the late Joseph B. and Rosella Blaine Snyder See.

He had never married.

Surviving are three nephews, Andrew Ralph Guzy and wife, Mary Ellen, of Morristown, Tenn., David K. Guzy and wife, Judy, of Luray, Va., and Michael S. Hammer and wife, Joyce, of Tucson Ariz.; one niece, Rosann Ware and husband, Don, of Elkins; and a special cousin, Mary Catherine Miller and her husband, Fred, of Verona, N.J. Several great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great- nieces and great-great-nephews also survive, including Barbara Hannig and husband, William, of Fairmont, Angela Steele and husband, Richard, of Westover, Keith Guzy and wife, April, of Luray, Va., Andrew Guzy and wife, Kate, of Asheville, N.C., Isabella and Elijah Hannig; and Mercedes and Tanner Guzy.

Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Dorothy Hammer and Agnes Guzy; and three half brothers, Frank, Paul and Ralph See.

Mr. See was a veteran of World War II, having served in Italy, France, Germany and North Africa and during the invasion of Normandy. He was a self-employed sawmill operator and farmer. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church near Valley Head. He enjoyed reading and attending auctions in his early years.

Friends may call on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Grace Ministries Church, formerly the Friendship Baptist Church near Valley Head from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eddie Kyle and Pastor Todd Corley officiating. Interment will following at the See Cemetery at Elkwater. Full military rites will be conducted at the graveside by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign War. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214-0800 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250, in memory of Mr. See. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Woodrow Wilson See. Condolences may expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Aug 2007.

Woodrow W. See

Friends may call today at Grace Ministries Church, formerly Friendship Baptist Church, near Valley Head from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eddie Kyle and Pastor Todd Corley officiating. Interment will follow in See Cemetery at Elkwater. Full military rites will be conducted at the graveside by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign War. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214-0800 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250, in memory of Mr. See. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Woodrow Wilson See. Condolences may expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 25 Aug 2007.

John A. Seelbach

John Adam Seelbach, 47, of Birmingham, Ala., died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, in Birmingham, Ala.

He was born Feb. 14, 1960, in West Virginia, a son of the late Lawrence and Rose Haymond Seelbach.

John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 15 years, Judy Seelbach of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter, Nancy Sauer and husband, Rick; son, Michael Monoson and wife, Lisa; four brothers, Terry Seelbach and wife, Cathy, Louie Seelbach and wife, Tami, Frank Seelbach and Edd Seelbach; two sisters, Kathy Lewis and husband, Jerry, and Mary Ewing and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Charlotte, Nikolaus, Veronika, Natalie, Megan and Sarah; and numerous other family members and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Salem Ridge United Methodist Church at Gaines, where Mr. Seelbach will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Sue Lowther will officiate. Interment will follow in Salem Ridge Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for John Adam Seelbach.  From 16 Mar 2007.

James S. Seidl

James Stephen Seidl, 27, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at his home.

He was born Jan. 4, 1980, at Tallmansville, a son of James E. Westfall of Buckhannon and Teddi Burr Seidl of Philippi.

Surviving are one brother, Donnie Thomas of Allentown, Pa.; five sisters, Alethea Seidl of Gainesville, Fla., Terri Snyder of French Creek, Megan Westfall, Rebecca Young and Teresa Summers, all of Buckhannon; longtime friends, Jonathan, Judy and John Haskins and Bryan Spencer, all of Buckhannon and Evan Smith of Morgantown; maternal grandmother, Floy “Sis” Burr of French Creek; paternal grandparents, Robert and Wilma Durnal of Philippi; paternal grandmother, Madeline Thomas of Buckhannon; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was a roustabout for John Haskins Oil and Gas. He loved hunting and fishing.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the funeral home with the Rev. Clifford Shaw and the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. From 23 Oct 2007.

James S. Seidl

James Stephen Seidl, 27, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at his home.

He was born Jan. 4, 1980, in Tallmansville, a son of Joseph E. Seidl and Teddi Burr Seidl of Philippi.

Also surviving are his biological father, James W. Westfall and wife, Wilma, of Buckhannon; one brother, Donnie Thomas of Allentown, Pa.; five sisters, Alethea Seidl of Gainesville, Fla., Terry Snyder of French Creek, Megan Westfall, Rebecca Young and Teresa Summers, all of Buckhannon; longtime friends, Jonathan, Judy and John Haskins and Bryan Spencer, all of Buckhannon, and Evan Smith of Morgantown; maternal grandmother, Floy “Sis” Burr of French Creek; paternal grandparents, Robert and Wilma Durnal of Philippi; paternal grandmother, Madeline Thomas of Buckhannon; paternal grandfather, Joseph M. Seidl of Philippi; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Oney and Rose Westfall, and maternal grandfather, Howard Burr.

Mr. Seidl was a Roustabout for John Haskins Oil & Gas. He loved hunting and fishing.

Friends were received Tuesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Clifford Shaw and the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery. 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 Oct 2007.

Catherine B. Seitz

Catherine B. “Cackie” Seitz, 87, of Huntington, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, in River’s Bend Health Care.

She was born July 2, 1920, at Huntington, a daughter of the late Cline G. and Virgie Lee Dodson Blankenship.

She was a retired secretary from the West Virginia State Fire Marshall’s office, a member of Crooks Chapel Church and an avid Marshall athletics supporter.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ben F. Seitz, formerly from Elkins: sisters, Shirley and Mary Elizabeth; and brothers Jack, Gene and Keith.

Surviving are her son, Larry D. Blankenship and his wife, Sharon, of Huntington; stepdaughter, Marilyn Seitz of Massanutten, Va.; a grandson, Neil A. Blankenship of Huntington; two stepgrandchildren, Jay Crawford and Ricki Irvine and her husband, Daryl; three great-stepgrandchildren, Kelly Crawford, Casey and Cameron Irvine; one sister, Sue Russell of Barboursville; two brothers, Richard Blankenship and his wife, “Toots,” of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert Blankenship and his wife, Marie, of Barboursville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Crooks Chapel Church by the Rev. Ralph Houck. Interment will follow in Crooks Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Crooks Chapel Church.  From 24 Aug 2007.

Iris B. Selan

Iris Bullough Selan, 77, a resident of Century No. 1, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007, in Broaddus Hospital.

She was born June 14, 1929, at Century No. 1, a daughter of the late Robert and Anne (Cunningham) Bullough.

She was united in marriage on June 25, 1949, to John A Selan, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Coleen Lynn Selan of Century; one son, Gregory W. and wife, Lynda Halverson Selan, of Plainfield, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Theodore “Teddy” B. Payne of Century; and five grandchildren.

Mrs. Selan was preceded in death by one sister, Faith Payne.

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

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the service hour, with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 23 Apr 2007.

Douglas R. Seldomridge

Douglas R. Seldomridge, 50, of Cass, passed away March 18, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Mr. Seldomridge was born Feb. 6, 1957, at Marlinton, a son of Marlene Cassell Seldomridge Bayless of Richwood and the late Clayton Seldomridge.

Mr. Seldomridge was of the Methodist faith and was a locomotive engineer with the Cass Scenic Railroad.

Surviving are his mother, Marlene Cassell Seldomridge Bayless and husband, Bub; daughter, Melissa Jordan of Stuarts Draft, Va.; son, Kenneth J. Seldomridge of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; sister, Denise Chestnut of Cass; brothers, Danny Seldomridge of Green Bank and Darren Seldomridge of Cass; granddaughter, Natalie Seldomridge of Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the funeral home with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will follow in Wanless Cemetery near Cass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.  From 22 Mar 2007. 

Thomas D. Shafer

Thomas David Shafer, 41, of Arbovale, passed away Monday, March 26, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Mr. Shafer was born April 28, 1965, at Marlinton, the son of Thomas Daniel Shafer and Christine Wilfong.

Surviving are his wife, Teresa Shafer; his mother, Christine Wilfong and husband, Kenneth, of Buckeye; his father, Thomas Daniel Shafer and wife, Carolyn, of Marlinton; one daughter, Kristin Irene Shafer of Seebert; three sons, Thomas David Shafer Jr. of Seebert, Hunter Bradley Shafer and Curtis Dale Pyles, both at home; one sister, Pam Shafer of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Steven N. Hall of Prince George, Va., and Dustin D. Wilfong of Buckeye; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Shafer was a member and deacon of New Life in Christ Fellowship. He was a handyman and a loving husband and wonderful father.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the funeral home with the Rev. John Riffe officiating. Interment will follow in Sharp Cemetery on Jerico Road near Marlinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Life in Christ Fellowship in Thomas Shafer’s name/building fund. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wallaceandwallace.com.  From 28 Mar 2007.

George W. Shaffer

George Washington Shaffer, 93, of Route 2, Philippi, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, in Colonial Place, Elkins, following an extended illness.

He was born April 28, 1914, at Nestorville, Barbour County, the youngest son of the late Adolphus and Ardelphia (Isner) Shaffer.

On Jan. 14, 1939, he married the former Adis Ruth Mouser, who survives at Colonial Place.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor and David Robertson of Locust Grove, Va., and Shirley and Tom La Croix of Raphine, Va.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Milton C. and Janet Shaffer and Ira L. and Betty Shaffer, all of Winchester, Ind., John R. and Nancy Shaffer of Philippi and Harry Thomas and Mildred Shaffer of Parsons; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elma Fitzwater and Bernetta Neiswonger; two brothers, Lodge Shaffer and Homer Shaffer; and by one grandson, Steven Craig Shaffer.

Mr. Shaffer was a lifelong farmer and had served as a deputy assessor for Glade and Cove Tax Districts. He was a Methodist and attended New Hope Valley United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St., Philippi. The Rev. Dennis Estes will officiate and interment will follow in Marsh Graveyard at Cross Roads.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 25 Sep 2007.

Howard Shaffer

Howard Shaffer, 84, a former resident of Tucker County and a resident of Port Orange, Fla., departed this life Tuesday evening, Oct. 16, 2007, at Port Orange, Fla.

He was born Friday, Nov. 9, 1923, at Kerens, a son of the late Lloyd Shaffer and Anna Nestor Shaffer.

On Feb. 15, 1947, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Eloise Flanagan, who survives. They had celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Also surviving are two brothers, Roy Shaffer of Bolivar, Ohio, and Guy Shaffer of Dover, Ohio; and two sisters; Hazel Phillips and Grace Gainer, both of Parsons.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy Shaffer, Marvin Shaffer and Claude Shaffer; and two sisters, Mearl Johnson and Coleen Parks.

He attended the schools of Tucker County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during World War II. He was an independent electrical and plumbing contractor. He was a former member of Pythagoras Lodge 128 A.F. & A.M. of Parsons and a member of the Steubenville, Ohio, Masonic Lodge. He was a Methodist by faith. He was an avid fisherman and bird hunter and was known and loved for his generosity.

A graveside service will be conducted at Parsons City Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Jeff Anderson will officiate and interment will follow. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Howard Shaffer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Oct 2007.

Howard Shaffer

A graveside service will be conducted at Parsons City Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Jeff Anderson will officiate and interment will follow. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Howard Shaffer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Oct 2007.

Mary Shanholtz

Mary (Figg) Shanholtz, 83, of Petersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, in Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.

Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Bishop Aaron A. Davidson officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 6 Aug 2007.

Eddie V. Sharp

Eddie Verl Sharp, 71, a resident of Elkins, departed this life early Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, 2007, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Eddie Verl Sharp. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Dec 2007.

Eddie V. Sharp

Eddie Virl Sharp Sr., 71, a resident of Elkins, departed this life early Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

He was born Sunday, Feb. 9, 1936, at Marlinton, a son of the late Fred Sharp and Roxie Galford Sharp.

He was thrice married. First, to the former Betty JoAnn Piotrouski, who preceded him in death. During 1959, he was married to the former Marsha Smith Mick, who survives. On July 26, 2003, he was married to the former Wanda June Powers, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Eddie Virl Sharp Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Waynesboro, Va.; four daughters, Drema Moore and husband, Jimmy, of Marlinton, Mary Alice Simmons and husband, Chuck, of Parsons, Virginia Lee Sharp of Elkins and Kelly Lynn Proctor and husband, Eugene, of Summersville; two stepsons, Jackie L. Goldsmith and Shane Bibey and wife, Patricia, all of Elkins; two stepdaughters, Yolanda Brown and husband, Allen, of Malabar, Fla., and Jolinda Effinger and husband, Mike, of Greensboro, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Eddie was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death were four brothers, Walter, Calvin, Frank and Fred Sharp; and three sisters, Edith Beverage, Ada Wilson and Grace Hannah.

He attended Marlinton High School and was a coal miner having worked for Consol Energy for more than 20 years, from which he retired. He was a member of United Mine Workers Local 2478, National Rifle Association and North American Hunting Society. He was an avid hunter, taking many trips to Colorado, and won many awards for his English Bluetick showdogs.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins. Final rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Eddie Virl Sharp Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family a www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Dec 2007.

John C. Sharp

John Christopher Sharp, 22, passed away Aug. 26, 2007. Mr. Sharp was a current resident of Conover, N.C., and a former resident of Randolph County. His death was sudden and unexpected.

He was born July 26, 1985, in Elkins, a son of John and Cynthia Pritt Sharp, who currently reside in North Carolina.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Nichole Luffman of Mooresville, N.C., and Stacey Sharp of Conover, N.C.; a brother, Timothy Sharp of Huttonsville; grandmothers Barbara Pritt of Mooresville, N.C., and Linda Arbogast of Valley Head; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Sharp was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Pritt.

Mr. Sharp was employed by Sunbelt Furniture of Conover, N.C.

The Celebration of Life services were held in Hickory, N.C., on Aug. 30 at Catawba Funerals and Cremations. Burial followed in Catawba Memorial Park.  From 8 Sep 2007.

Lula F. Sharp

Lula Frances Sharp, 91, of Cass, passed away Thursday, April 19, 1007, at home after a long illness.

Visitation was Sunday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will be in Hilltop Cemetery at Cass. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home services.  From 23 Apr 2007.

Lula F. Sharp

Lula Frances Sharp, 91, of Cass, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2007, at home, after a long illness.

Lula was born Oct. 20, 1915, at Marlinton, to the late Floyd and Emma Jackson Galford.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Woodrow Wilson Sharp; a son, James Eslie Sharp; a daughter, Linda Marie Matheny; sisters, Ella Sharp, Charlsie Sharp and Reese Higgins; a brother, William “Bill” Galford; and one niece, Ruth Tracy.

Survivors are three daughters, Connie May Sharp of Ferris, Texas, Helen Beatrice Coleman of Arbovale and Leona Faye Sharp of Cass; five sons, Norman Kenneth Sharp of Dallas, Texas, Paul Wilson Sharp of Spring Lake, N.C., Alvin Eugene Sharp of Crawfordville, Fla., Ivan Keith Sharp of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Steve Allen Sharp of Crawfordville, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; eight nieces and five nephews.

She was of the Methodist faith and a homemaker.

Visitation was Sunday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services were Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Julian Rittenhouse officiating. Interment followed in Hilltop Cemetery at Cass. Pallbearers were Gary Allen Cassell, David Cassell, Billy Cassell, Bobby Cassell, Rusty Matheny and Phillip Martin. Online condolences may be made to www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 24 Apr 2007.

Ronald W. Sharp

Ronald W. “Ronnie” Sharp, 59, a resident of Valley Head, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007 at 8:12 p.m. in Valley Head among friends. Although he was in his usual health, death was sudden and unexpected.

Born July 10, 1948, at Elkins, he was the son of the late Woodford and Della Doyle Sharp.

On Feb. 23, 1971, he was united in marriage to the former Janet Ware, who survives in Valley Head.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Andrea Tacy of Valley Head; a son, J. Corey Sharp of Valley Head; two sisters, Wanda Arbogast of Caldwell, Ohio, and Della Nader and husband, Fred, of Homestead Falls, Ohio; and three brothers, Randall Sharp and wife, Linda, of Battleground, Ohio, Gary Sharp of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Deward Sharp of Mingo. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were two sisters, CherylKee Sharp and Darlene Sharp; and two brothers, David Sharp and Maynard Pingley.

Ronnie was formerly employed at Snowshoe as a compressor operator. He was deemed the best snow maker at Snowshoe. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his discharge, he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Rifle Sharpshooter Badge. He was an avid outdoorsman and spent as much time outside and camping as he could. He was also an avid gardener. Ronnie was a spiritual man, having read the whole Bible and could discuss the contents of it with anyone. Ronnie was a divine gift to his family and friends. He was a loving, compassionate and caring man. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him, but will forever remain in their hearts.

At the request of the deceased the remains will be cremated.

The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 7, at the Runner Chapel from noon until 2 p.m. A memorial service will be Friday at 2 p.m. from Runner Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. William Sullivan of Elkins, retired Methodist Minister, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to The Sharp Family, P.O. Box 85, Valley Head, W.Va. 26294. The Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ronald W. “Ronnie” Sharp. (637-6717)  From 5 Sep 2007.

Bonnie P. Shaw

Bonnie Peck Shaw, 55, a resident of Fairfax County, Va., departed this life. Death was unexpected.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Bonnie Peck Shaw. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Nov 2007.

Bonnie G. Shaw

Bonnie Grace Peck Shaw, 55, a resident of Falls Church, Va., departed this life Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at her home. She had been in her usual health and death was unexpected.

She was born Thursday, Aug. 7, 1952, at Charleston, a daughter of the late Ralph Edward Peck and Ida Mae Santrock Peck.

She was formerly married to Gary Shaw, who survives at Falls Church, Va.

Also surviving are one son, Jeffrey Shaw, and one daughter, Abigail Shaw, both of Falls Church, Va.; three brothers, Donald Peck of Dunbar, William Peck of Beaver and Harry Peck of Charleston; and five sisters, Linda Taylor of Front Royal, Va., Carol Midkiff of Windfield, Clara Midkiff of Charleston, Pam Ross of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Joyce Morris of Greenville, S.C.

Bonnie was a graduate of George Washington High School at Charleston, was a graduate of Fairmont State College with a degree in nursing and she also earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at which time she will be moved to the Mountain State Memorial Gardens where a graveside service will be conducted. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Bonnie Grace Peck Shaw. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Nov 2007.

Harriet Shaw

Mrs. Harriet “Susie” Shaw, 93, a resident of Colonial Place, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 9, 2007, at the Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.

She was born May 16, 1913, in Elkins, a daughter of the late State Sen. Harry Bruce Martin and Mayme Addie Woodling Martin.

On June 25, 1938, at Ebbensburg, Pa., she married Lt. F.A. Shaw who preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1982.

She is survived by one daughter, Martha Alice Shaw of Elkins; several nieces which include, Ann W. Knotts Harris and husband, Phil, of Elkins, Elizabeth J. Knotts Merriam and husband, Craig, of Elkins, Judith A. Martin, Jeannie Martin Balt and JoEllen Martin Faulds, all of Florida; and grandnephews, Dr. Scott Harris, Curtis Harris, Ryan Merriam and Eric Merriam.

Also preceding her in death was one brother, H. Bruce Martin; one sister Martha Martin Knotts; and two nieces, Virginia Bruce Martin and Janie Martin.

Mrs. Shaw was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1931 and attended Davis & Elkins College for two years before transferring to Ohio Wesleyan College in 1935. She was a teacher for many years in the McKeesport area school district and also taught at Buckhannon-Upshur for two years.

She was a volunteer for the Davis Memorial Hospital, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a princess in the 1931 Mountain State Forest Festival. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she had been involved with the music of the church. She had been a member of the Woman’s Club of Elkins and the Garden Club.

A service of committal will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Maplewood Mausoleum. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and entombment will follow. At the request of the deceased, flowers are to be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Shaw. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Harriet “Susie” Shaw. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 10 Feb 2007.

Jonathan R. Shaw

Jonathan Ray “J.R.” Shaw, 21, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Saturday evening, March 31, 2007.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Jonathan Ray “J.R.” Shaw. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Apr 2007.

Jonathan R. Shaw

Jonathan Ray “Johnny” Shaw, 21, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Saturday evening, March 31, 2007. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.

He was born Sunday, Feb. 23, 1986, at Elkins, a son of John Shaw and Laura Burk Shaw, who survive.

Also surviving are one son, Tayton Ray Shaw of Elkins; two sisters, Clare Elizabeth Ragon of Greenfield, Tenn., and Amanda Jean Shaw of Elkins; three brothers, Robert Daniel Shaw and Joshua Thomas Shaw, both of Elkins, and Michael Lynn Raines of Greenfield, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Danny Ray Burk of Buckhannon and Shara Thomas of Tavares, Fla.; and three aunts and three uncles, Libby Woods and husband, Mike, of Elkins, Robert Shaw and Steven Finch, both of Glen Burnie, Md., Andrea Dirk of Newport Beach, Calif., Shanna Parr of Baton Rouge, La., Danny Burk of Florida, and Gary Soloman of Apple Valley, Calif.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, John Shaw and Virginia Stalnaker Shaw.

Mr. Shaw attended the schools of Randolph County, participated in baseball for nine years and was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 2002. After high school, he continued his education having attended the Youth Build program. He had worked at Hammer Pellets, Colonial Mill Works, and at the time of his death, he was employed at Bob Evans Restaurant.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and writing poetry and was a member of Saint Brendan Catholic Church.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. On Thursday, April 5, Mr. Shaw will be moved to Saint Brendan Catholic Church where the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Donald Higgs will be the presider and interment will follow in Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jonathan Ray “Johnny” Shaw. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 3 Apr 2007.

Ronald L. Shifflett

Mr. Ronald Lee “Tuck” Shifflett, 85, a resident of 100 Tallman Ave., Elkins, departed his life Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg. He had been a patient there since July 2007. 

He was born Nov. 14, 1921, at Beldore, Va., a son of the late Joseph and Rosa Hansbrough Shifflett.

In 1925, he and his family moved from Virginia by train to the community of Bemis.

He is survived by one son, Ronald “Ronnie” Lee Shifflett Jr. and Dana Plum of Elkins; two daughters, Karen and Kenny Ayers of Faulkner Road and Brenda Simmons and Stan Tincher of Elkins; one granddaughter, Gina, and husband, Vincent Mullenax, of Whitmer; five grandsons, Josh and wife, Kristy Shifflett, of Harman, Justin Shifflett of Elkins, Kevin Ayers of Faulkner Road, Kyle and wife, Heather Ayers, and Marc Simmons and Jessica Eye, all of Elkins; and seven great-grandchildren, Dolton and Phebie Mullenax of Whitmer, Kaleb and Kameron Shifflett of Harman, Nicole Ayers of Elliott City, Md., Alexis and Adam Ayers of Elkins. He is also survived by one brother, Calvin and Frances Shifflett of Elkins, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Maynard “Teen” Shifflett and Mrs. Clarence (Margaret) Shifflett of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews who he loved and enjoyed.

In addition to his parent, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Medford, Maynard, Orval and Clarence Shifflett; one nephew, Bradley “Brad” Shifflett; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Orval (Nellie) Shifflett and Mrs. Clarence (Sue) Shifflett.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy with an honorable discharge. He also served at the Civilian Conservation Corp Camp Rimini in Helena, Mont. He was a member of  Elkins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3647. In 1974, he retired as a boilermaker from Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, Md. During his lifetime, some of his interest and hobbies were drawing sketches of family and friends, playing pool, especially with “Doc” Rexrode, telling jokes and stories of growing up in Bemis. He was an accomplished guitar player patterning his style of music after Chet Atkins, who he greatly admired. He took great pleasure in teaching his grandsons and nephews his talent, and last but not least, his great love for riding the trains.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Mr. Ronald Lee “Tuck” Shifflett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Nov 2007.

Ronald L. Shifflett

Mr. Ronald Lee “Tuck” Shifflett, 85, a resident of 100 Tallman Ave., Elkins, departed this life Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stephen Shifflett officiating. Interment will follow in American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ronald Lee “Tuck” Shifflett.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Nov 2007.

Ronald L. Shifflett

Mr. Ronald Lee “Tuck” Shifflett, 85, a resident of 100 Tallman Ave., Elkins, departed his life Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg. He had been a patient there since July 2007. 

He was born Nov. 14, 1921, at Beldore, Va., a son of the late Joseph and Rosa Hansbrough Shifflett. 

In 1925, he and his family moved from Virginia by train to the community of Bemis.

He is survived by one son, Ronald “Ronnie” Lee Shifflett Jr. and Dana Plum of Elkins; two daughters, Karen and Kenny Ayers of Faulkner Road and Brenda Simmons and Stan Tincher of Elkins; one granddaughter, Gina and Vincent Mullenax of Whitmer; five grandsons, Josh and Kristy Shifflett of Harman, Justin Shifflett of Elkins, Kevin Ayers of Faulkner Road, Kyle and Heather Ayers, Marc Simmons and Jessica Eye, all of Elkins; and seven great-grandchildren, Dolton and Phebie Mullenax of Whitmer, Kaleb and Kameron Shifflett of Harman, Nicole Ayers of Elliott City, Md., and Alexis and Adam Ayers of Elkins. He is also survived by one brother, Calvin and Frances Shifflett of Elkins; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Maynard (Teen) Shifflett and Mrs. Clarence (Margaret) Shifflett of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews who he loved and enjoyed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Medford, Maynard, Orval and Clarence Shifflett; one nephew, Bradley “Brad” Shifflett; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Orval (Nellie) Shifflett and Mrs. Clarence (Sue) Shifflett.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy with an honorable discharge. He also served at the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Rimini in Helena, Mont.  He was a member of Elkins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3647. In 1974, he retired as a boilermaker from Bethlehem Steel, Baltimore, Md. During his lifetime, some of his interests and hobbies were drawing sketches of family and friends, playing pool, especially with “Doc” Rexrode, telling jokes and stories of growing up in Bemis. He was an accomplished guitar player patterning his style of music after Chet Atkins, whom he greatly admired. He took great pleasure in teaching his grandsons and nephews his talent, and last but not least, his great love for riding the trains.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stephen Shifflett officiating. Interment will follow in American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ronald Lee “Tuck” Shifflett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Nov 2007.

Helen V. Shiflett

Helen Verl Finlen Shiflett, 87, a former resident of Harding and a resident of Coalton since April, passed away Thursday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2007, at her residence. 

She was born Nov. 11, 1919, at Cassity, a daughter of the late Claude Finlen and Zenia Pennington Finlen.

On April 25, 1936, at Elkins, she was married to Fred Jason Shiflett, who preceded her in death. 

Surviving are one son, Paul Lester Shiflett of Coalton; and one sister, Eldora Hudgins of Huntsville, Ala. Three grandsons, Robert Shiflett, Timothy Shiflett and Randy Shiflett and wife, Jeanette; and two great-grandchildren, Jason P. Shiflett and Philip A. Shiflett, all of Coalton, also survive. 

Preceding her in death was her daughter-in-law, Nora Shiflett; four brothers, Lancil “Bud” Finlen, Elmer Richard Finlen, Robert Lee Finlen and Eugene Claude Finlen; and three sisters, Irene Finlen, Marguerite Tieche and Marie Blumentine.
Mrs. Shiflett was employed as a cook at the White Front Restaurant prior to her retirement. She was a Methodist by faith.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, from the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Helen Verl Finlen Shiflett.  From 5 Oct 2007.

Helen V. Shiflett

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate and interment will follow in Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Helen Verl Finlen Shiflett.  From 8 Oct 2007.

Genevieve Shipman

Genevieve “Genny” P. Shipman, 84, of Belington, died peacefully Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Upshur County on Oct. 13, 1922, a daughter of the late George Sherman Phillips and Alvertie Lee Crites Phillips.

On Oct. 17, 1946, she married Dr. James Trusler Shipman, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Sarah Shipman-Kuntz and her husband, Jerry, of Belington, Susannah Clark and her husband, Gerald K., of Clarksburg and Sudie Shipman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandsons, John W. Cruise III of Boca Raton, Fla., William Clark of Clarksburg and Eric Clark of Clarksburg; one granddaughter, Jennifer Cruise of Monroe, N.C.; three sisters, Ondelea Norris of Clarksburg, Norma Jean Postlethwait of Bridgeport and Patricia Wolford of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a niece, Agnes “Sally” Shipman of Belington.

Mrs. Shipman was a registered nurse in Ohio and West Virginia for 42 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Clarksburg and was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon, with Sudie Shipman officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Genny’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 22 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633. 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 May 2007.

Mary A. Shock

Mary A. Shock, 83, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Serenity Care House at Buckhannon, after a brief illness.

She was born Sunday, July 22, 1923, at Cleveland, a daughter of the late Fred Wood and Audrey (Green) Wood.

Surviving are two sisters, Judith (George) Heavner of Canton, Ohio, and Madeline (Garnet) Russell of Ellamore; four brothers, Max (Sandra) Wood of Freedom, Pa., Richard (Carol) Wood of Sewickley, Pa., Fred (Leona) Wood of Buckhannon and Barry (Jennifer) Wood of Buckhannon; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Worthy Shock; two sisters, Ruby Simons and Faye Wood; and two brothers, Robert Wood and James Wood.

She was a self-employed merchant, retired homemaker and Baptist by faith. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge 91 of Hacker Valley and was a past nobel grand.

Visitation will be at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour. Pastor Beryl McKisic of Buckhannon will officiate and interment will follow in Life Cemetery at Cleveland. Dodd & Reed Funeral Home of Webster Springs is in charge of the arrangements.  From 20 Mar 2007.

James S. Shoulders

James Stanley “Stan” Shoulders, 57, of Buckhannon, died Monday, May 7, 2007, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.

He was born March 1, 1950, at Richwood, a son of the late Gwenda Mae Hern.

On Nov. 26, 1977, he married Mary Gaudet (Gaudet) Shoulders, who survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are two sons, James Brandon Shoulders and fiancee, Jamie Davis, of Buckhannon and Ian Matthew Shoulders of Buckhannon; two brothers, Robert Shoulders and wife, Linda, of Mannington and Steve Shoulders of Morgantown; one sister, Carole Shoulders of Rockville, Md.; several nieces and nephews; and his trusty dog, Sable.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Tiffiany Nicole Shoulders.

He was a loss prevention supervisor for Wal-Mart and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He served in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Corvette Club of America and an avid sports fan. In life there is suffering, in death there is peace.

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Friday, May 11, from noon to 2 p.m., the service hour. Mr. Shoulder will be cremated at his request. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 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 May 2007.

James Shreve

James Shreve, 59, of Huttonsville, passed away at 10:34 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, in the emergency department of the Davis Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 29 Sep and 1 Oct 2007.

James M. Shreve

James Michael Shreve, 59, a resident of Huttonsville, passed away at 10:34 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital. 

He was born Jan. 20, 1948, at Elkins, a son of the late James Presley and Eliza Shreve. 

On March 11, 1979, at Huttonsville, he was married to the former Victoria Kay Lucas, who survives. 

Also surviving are three daughters, Michelle McBride of Greensboro, N.C., Danielle Wiltrout of Huttonsville and Stephanie Shreve of Wisconsin; one sister, Cathy Shiflett of Mill Creek; and six grandchildren. 

Preceding him in death were his aunt and uncle who raised him, Clyde E. Shreve and Ethel L. Shreve; a cousin, Becky Shreve; and an uncle, Lee Shreve.  

James was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served on the U.S.S Saratoga during the Vietnam War. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church.

Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. James will then be moved to the West Virginia National Cemetery at Pruntytown where a graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Bonnie Starkey officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by members of the Taylor County Color Guard Unit. Interment will follow. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for James Michael Shreve. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Oct 2007.

Marion M. Shreve

Marion Madeline Shreve, 73, a resident of St. Albans, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 14, 1933, at Pickens, the daughter of the late Rudolph Emanuel Balli and Dora Madeline Longden Balli.

On Oct. 9, 1953, she was married to Dixie Lee Shreve, who survives at St. Albans.

Also surviving are two sons, Timothy Newton Shreve of Houston, Texas, and Daniel Lee Shreve of Charleston; two daughters, Lois Madeline Handley of St. Albans and Ruth Ellen Durr of Anchorage, Alaska; seven grandsons, Erik Shreve of Dallas, Texas, Nathan Shreve of Auburn, Calif., Christopher Shreve and Garrett Shreve of Charleston, Matthew Handley of St. Albans, Franklin Durr and Brian Durr of Anchorage, Alaska; four granddaughters, Tracy Shreve Bellew of Burbank, Calif., Sarah Handley and Rebecca Handley of St. Albans and Hannah Shreve of Charleston; and one brother, Edward Thomas Balli of Buckhannon.

She was an office manager at West Virginia University and attended St. Andrew United Methodist Church at St. Albans. In addition to WVU, she worked for Central National Bank at Buckhannon, Mineral County Board of Education, the city of St. Albans, Farmers and Merchants Bank and Monongahela Soil Conservation District. She loved to garden, sew, collect coins and stamps, work with house plants and cooking. Her Balli grandparents came to the Pickens area from Switzerland.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the funeral home with the Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Rupert Church Cemetery at Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the elevator fund at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, W.Va. 25177. 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 30 Mar 2007.

Mary Shreve

Mary Avis Teter Shreve, 82, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born Jan. 26, 1925, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Claude Wesley Teter and Grace Reeder Teter.

On May 3, 1947, she was married to Calvin Miles Shreve, who survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are two sons, Alan L. Shreve and wife, Connie, of Buckhannon and Dennis M. Shreve and wife, Kenette, of Clarksburg; four grandsons, Mark Shreve of Bridgeport, Brent Shreve of Ashville, S.C., Michael Shreve of Buckhannon and Aaron Shreve of Delaware, Ohio; one granddaughter, Sarah Boston of Marysville, Ohio; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Wilda McGough of Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Brian N. Shreve; and one brother, Howard Teter.

She was a manager at Moore Business Forms and a member of Reger Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a 50-year member of Business and Professional Women, a member of Reger Chapel United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary, Church Women United, a former 4-H leader, volunteer at Upshur Parish House and a member of West Virginia Wesleyan Emeritus 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 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Ogden officiating. Intermet will follow in Reger Chapel Church 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 1 Nov. 2007.

Ruth A. Shreve

Ruth Ann Cutright Shreve, 99, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away Saturday in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Ruth Ann Cutright Shreve. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 23 Apr 2007.

Ruth A. Shreve

Ruth Ann Cutright Shreve, 99, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2007, in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.

She was born June 14, 1907, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Otha and Jessie Mae Currence Cutright.

On Nov. 5, 1947, in Elkins, she was married to Wilson Shreve, who preceded her in death on March 29, 1978. Surviving are a son, Leon Markley of Montour Falls, N.Y.; four daughters, Mary McCray of Valparaiso, Ind., Evelyn Jenkins of Mill Creek, Jewell Knaggs of Joppa, Md., and Joan Vance of Orville, Ohio. One brother, Raymond Cutright of Mill Creek; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Also preceding her in death were one son, John; a daughter, Emogene; two brothers, Remson and Richard Cutright; and one sister, Rella Gear.

Mrs. Shreve attended the schools of Randolph County and was a homemaker. She was a lifetime member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church and for many years taught Sunday school for younger children. Many of those Sunday school students are now grandparents and still remember her efforts.

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. Wednesday, April 25, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in Jerusalem Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jerusalem United Methodist Church in care of Margie Chewning, HC 58 Box 79, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 in memory of Mrs. Shreve. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Ruth Ann Cutright Shreve Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Apr 2007.

Ruth A. Shreve

Friends were received Tuesday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in Jerusalem Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jerusalem United Methodist Church in care of Margie Chewning, HC 58 Box 79, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 in memory of Mrs. Shreve. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Ruth Ann Cutright Shreve Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 25 Apr 2007.

Nancy Siertl

Nancy Kiess Siertl, 91, a resident of Adolph, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2007, at her home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Nancy Kiess Siertl. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Feb 2007.

Nancy M. Siertl

Mrs. Nancy Margaret Kiess Siertl, 92, a resident of Adolph, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at her home. She was born Jan. 14, 1915, at Ellamore, a daughter of the late Christopher Conrad Kiess and Mary Ann Pennington Kiess.

On Sept. 9, 1949, in North Carolina, she was married to Hans C. Siertl, who preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1986. She is survived by three sisters, Josephine K. Blackwood of Elkins, George K. Schoonover of Mill Creek and Katheryn Shannon of Adolph; one sister-in-law, Margaret Siertl of Mill Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Thelma Zickefoose, Emma Carlson and Mary Miller; and one brother, Levi Clyde Kiess.

Mrs. Siertl was a graduate of Elkins High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and had been active in 4-H as a youth. She took her nurses training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Philadelphia. She joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corp in 1942 after extensive training in Louisiana with the 34th Evacuation Hospital.

She served as operating room supervisor during her three years of active duty. During her service time, she was transferred to England, then to Utah Beach on D-Day. Her unit became part of General George S. Patton’s 3rd Army. They traveled across France, Luxemburg and Germany. She was awarded four Battle Stars. After her discharge, she worked in veterans hospitals in Virginia and Tennessee. While working as a school nurse, she entered Davis & Elkins College until she received her bachelor of science degree in pre-med. She worked in the Veterans Hospital in Albany, N.Y., before returning to this area and retiring from the Randolph County Board of Education after working as a school nurse for 16 years. She also served as nurse at the Old Camp Pioneer at Valley Bend.

Mrs. Siertl was a member of Randolph County Association of Retired School Employees, the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees, Order of the Eastern Star and the AARP.

She was a life member of Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doug Jenkins and the Rev. Janet Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Union Cemetery in Upshur County, where full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins, is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Nancy Margaret Kiess Siertl. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Feb 2007.

Alvina M. Simmons

Alvina M. “Mooch” Simmons, 67, a resident of Elkins, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007, in Golden Living Center at Morgantown.

She was born June 10, 1939, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Jerry Glendenning and Goldia Workman Glendenning Poe.

She was married to Charles D. Simmons, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are her foster mother, Bonnie Kimble of Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Rick (Becky) Carr of Elkins and Mrs. Glen (Christine) Hedrick of Jimtown; and a special foster sister, Carolyn Daff of Virginia. A half brother; three sisters, Rosie Martin of Elkins and Robin and Candy Glendenning; three grandchildren, Bobbi Carr Able of Buckhannon, Matthew and Joshua Waddell, both of Jimtown; two stepgrandchildren, Ashton and Christopher Hedrick of Scott Depot; two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Madison Able of Buckhannon; and numerous extended family members also survive.

Three brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. Simmons was last employed at the Seneca Motel of Elkins. She was Protestant by faith.

Friends may call at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins on Wednesday, June 6, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Beryl McKisic will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Alvina M. “Mooch” Simmons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Jun 2007.

Alvina M. Simmons

Friends may call at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Beryl McKisic will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Alvina M. “Mooch” Simmons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Jun 2007.

Edna P. Simmons

Edna P. Simmons, 90, of Arbovale, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.

Born Sept. 29, 1916, at Clay, she was a daughter of the late Clark C. And Ronea Rogers Nicholas.

She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Stelman C. Simmons; a son, Elmer Simmons; and two sisters Edith and Janet.

Surviving are one daughter, Lena Lambert of New Jersey; one son, Jesse Nicholas of Arbovale; one sister, Gladys Cummings of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at the funeral home with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will follow in Arbovale Cemetery. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.   From 29 May 2007.

Elmer L. Simmons

Elmer Lee Simmons, 67, of Arbovale, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at his home in Arbovale.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home services.  From 21 Feb 2007.

Ernest L. Simmons

Ernest Leroy Simmons, 84, of Wellsburg, died April 24, 2007, in Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center at Cambridge, Ohio.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Aurora Cemetery at Aurora. Reasner Funeral Home services.  From 26 Apr 2007.

Grace L. Simmons

Grace L. (Kile) Simmons, 92, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at her home.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home at Petersburg. Funeral services will be  Friday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Kile officiating. Burial will follow in the Lahmansville Cemetery at Lahmansville.  From 7 Nov 2007.

Herbert Simmons

Herbert H. “Herbie” Simmons, 75, of Franklin, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, in Nella’s Nursing Home at Elkins.

The family will receive friends at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour, with Pastor Calvin Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Thorn Creek Memorial Gardens at Moyers. Kimble Funeral Home services.   From 9 Mar 2007.

June R. Simmons

June Rose Simmons, 83, of Charlotte, N.C., and formerly of Buckhannon, passed away on May 24, 2007.

She was born Dec. 6, 1923, at Clarksburg, the daughter of Charley O. and Letha Fleming Rose.

Mrs. Simmons graduated from Roosevelt Wilson High School in 1941 and from West Virginia University in 1946. She received a master’s degree in home economics education from West Virginia University in 1949. After completing her master’s degree, she taught in the public schools in Maryland and West Virginia, and she also served on the faculty of the home economics department at West Virginia University.

Mrs. Simmons devoted many years to her cherished West Virginia Wesleyan College and worked under six different college presidents. Her more than 40-year association with the college started in 1959 when she began a 15-year term on the board of trustees.

In 1974, she joined the Wesleyan faculty and became a professor in the home economics department. In 1986, she began work as a financial aid officer for the college and then she served for eight years as an administrative assistant to the presidents of the college. In 1997, she received the West Virginia Wesleyan College Alumni Association’s Extra Mile Award for outstanding service to the college. Most recently, Mrs. Simmons was a member of Providence Methodist Church in Charlotte. She also was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Buckhannon and First United Methodist Church of Clarksburg. In Clarksburg, she was a member of the church’s official board.

She was extremely active in her communities both in Clarksburg and Buckhannon. She was elected president of the West Virginia Home Economics Association in 1980. She was the first president of the Women’s Auxiliary of Union Protestant Hospital in Clarksburg, and she served on several committees of the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Simmons is survived by her two children and their spouses, L.D. and Marci Simmons of Charlotte, N.C., and Scott and Patricia Simmons of Annandale, Va.; and four grandchildren, Grace Lee, Andy and Will Simmons of Charlotte, N.C., and Connor Simmons of Annandale, Va.

A memorial service will be conducted at the chapel at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon on Monday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. The family will greet friends at the chapel following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her honor to the Reemsnyder Scholarship at West Virginia Wesleyan College.  From 25 and 26 May 2007.

Norman Simmons Sr.

Norman R. “Bud” Simmons Sr., 68, of Petersburg, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at his residence.

The family will receive friends today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Revs. William R. Brown and Richard L. Longbon officiating. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 25 Jun 2007.

William J. Simmons

William Jackson “Bill” Simmons Sr., 62, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at his home. He had been in declining health although death was unexpected.

He was born Tuesday, May 1, 1945, at Elkins, a son of the late Verl Otto Simmons and Lena Kathleen Canfield Simmons.

He was formerly married to the former Patricia Ann Johnson, who survives at Elkins.

Also surviving are one son, William Jackson “Billy” Simmons Jr. and wife, Jo Lynn, of Elkins; one stepson, Michael Allen Simmons of Elkins; three brothers, Arling “Bud” Simmons and wife, Jeannie, of Elkins, Verl Otto Simmons Jr. of Beverly and W. Douglas Simmons and wife, Martha, of Kerens; one sister, Evelyn “Sissy” Starcher of Florida; two sisters-in-law, L. Carol Simmons of Elkins and Judy Simmons of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Heather, Natasha, Michael, Matthew and Kayla; two great grandchildren, Terrance and Keyona; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his companion, Peggy Weatherford; and three brothers, Richard L. Simmons, Denzil David “Sonny” Simmons and Harry Eugene Simmons Sr.

Bill attended the schools of Elkins and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the 101st Airborne. He had worked for Labcraft, Frazee Lumber Co., Huttonsville Correctional Center and Super Car Wash. He was a member of New Life Fellowship Church at Glenmore, was an avid outdoorsman, a noted guitar player and was well versed in Bible study.

The family will receive friends at New Life Fellowship Church at Glenmore from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the church on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Gloria M. Roy will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman where H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion and the Tygart Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for William Jackson “Bill” Simmons Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Aug 2007.

Virginia Simpson

Mrs. Virginia M. Myers Wolfe Simpson, 83, a resident of Route 4, Philippi, departed this life early Monday morning, May 7, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born Nov. 16, 1923, at Morgantown a daughter of the late O. Benton and Alice Epley Myers.

She was first married to Robert Monroe Wolfe, who preceded her in death in 1963. Then, she was united in marriage to Wilbur Lee Simpson, who preceded hear in death in 1976.

Mrs. Simpson is survived by two daughters, Linda K. Coleman and companion, David Allen, and Barbara A. Allen and husband, Doug, all of Philippi, two stepdaughters, Willa Jo Jones and husband, Ed, of Philippi and Nancy Litler and husband, Gale, of New York; five grandchildren, Tonia L. Turner and husband, David, of Belington, Jeffrey L. Coleman and fiancé, Caroline, of Clarksburg, Dawn Allen Goodwin and husband, Bob, of Pennsylvania, Amy Allen of Philippi and Michael T. Coleman of St. Petersburg, Fla. Six great-grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Clyde, Raymond, Robert, Lloyd, and Clifford Myers; and one sister, Louise Klingensmith. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She attended the schools of Monongalia County, was a homemaker and was the owner and operator of Simpson Airport for many years. She operated a flying service, was a licensed pilot and taught many people how to fly an aircraft. She was a member of the Aircraft Owners Pilot’s Association and enjoyed flying.

She was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St., Belington, on Wednesday, May 9, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Thursday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alicia Rapking officiating. Interment will follow in Barbour Memorial Cemetery near Belington. Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Virginia M. Myers Wolfe Simpson. Condolences may be expressed at talbottfuneralhome.com.  From 8 May 2007. 

William J. Simmons

William J. “Bill” Simmons Sr., 62, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at his home. Death was unexpected.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for William J. “Bill” Simmons Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 20 Aug 2007.

Julia A. Simons

Julia A. Simons, 55, of Buckhannon, died at her home, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

She was born June 1, 1952, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late William and Carol Jean Ervin Bias.

She was united in marriage on June 6, 1970 to James Simons, who survives.

She is also survived by two daughters, Heather Simons and Samantha Evans, both of Buckhannon; two grandsons, Logan Evans and Deacon Epp, both of Buckhannon; and one sister, Rhoda Cutright of Rock Cave.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jamie Simons.

Julia was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital in the outpatient service department.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Ronald McCauley officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital, Amalia Drive, Buckhannon, The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368 or St. Joseph’s Home Health and Hospice at 1 Amalia Drive, Buckhannon, W.Va. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 12 Nov 2007. 

Marguerite L. Sipe

Marguerite Lee Sipe, 74, of Weston, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

She was born June 6, 1933, at Ten Mile, a daughter of the late George Tenney and Claris Harris Tenney.

She was married to Creed Winford Sipe, who preceded her in death March 9, 1989.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Wayne Sipe and wife, Crystal, of Weston, Terry Sipe and wife, Carolyn, Buckhannon, Ricky Sipe and wife, Brenda, and Ray Sipe of Weston; nine daughters, Patty Landis of Buckhannon, Carolyn Sue Sipe of Weston, Susan Jean Coogle of Mannington, Anita Madison and husband, Clay, of Statesville, N.C., Judy Redding of Harmony, Barbara Jones and husband, Barry, of York, S.C., Dottie Gilbert and husband, Tony, of Union Grove, N.C., Donna Sprouse of Weston and Betty Sipe and husband, Mike Nuzum, of Buckhannon; 30 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Cecil Tenney of Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death were one son, Dusty Sipe; and one sister, Frances Ocheltree.

She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Friday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Wease Day will officiate. Interment will follow in Ten Mile Baptist Cemetery at Ten Mile. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 27 Sep 2007.

Jean K. Sites

Mrs. Jean Kesner Sites, 74, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, in Winchester Medical Center at Winchester, Va.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday  at Grace Lutheran Church with the Revs. Larry Cantu and Rev. Fred Soltow Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.   From 24 Oct 2007.

John T. Sites

John T. “Boomer” Sites, 80 of Petersburg, died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at his home.

Friends may call at Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Greg Rotruck officiating. Interment will be in Sites Cemetery at Dorcas. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.   From 9 Mar 2007.

Edgar Skidmore Jr.

Edgar "Allen" Skidmore Jr., 63, a resident of Locust Street, Junior, died Sunday evening, July 22, 2007, at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 11, 1943, at Junior, a son of the late Edgar Allen Skidmore Sr. and the late Emma Jean (Harris) Skidmore

On June 11, 1962, he married the former Delores Jean Donaldson, who survives at their home in Junior.

Also surviving are one daughter, Terri Sue Skidmore Kinsley and husband, Mike, of Morgantown; three sons, Rex Allen Skidmore and wife, Pat, of Marlinton, Anthony "Wayne" Skidmore and wife, Lori, and Clinton Lee Skidmore and wife, Kristin, all of Junior; one sister, Patricia Ann Skidmore Lipscomb of Spotsylvania, Va.; and 13 grandchildren, Rex, Dexter, Timmy, Tommy, Josh, Tony, Madison, Dave, Devin, Adrienne, Andrew, Garrett and Presley.

Mr. Skidmore was a former coal miner and foreman for Bethlehem Steel/Beth Energy. He was a member of Weaver Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Skidmore was an avid outdoors man who especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and riding his four wheeler. He delighted in giving suckers to the area children and was known in the community as the "candy man."

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, from Weaver Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Doyle N. Rider will officiate and interment will follow in the Trinity Cemetery.

Friends may call at Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave., Belington, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and at Weaver Church of the Nazarene from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, on Wednesday. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 24 Jul 2007.

Geraline Skidmore

Geraline “Susie” Kathrine Skidmore, 82, of Diana, died Oct. 1, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 28, 1925, at Richwood. She was daughter of the late Ira Spencer and Bessie (Bennett) Spencer.

She was a member of  Holly River Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing, playing the guitar and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Billie L. Skidmore Sr.; sons, Billy L. Skidmore Jr. of Webster Springs and Jimmy C. Skidmore of Webster Springs; daughters, Katherine S. Hamrick of Valley Head, Marjorie E. Stewart of Diana and Connie G. Skidmore of Sutton; sisters, Cynthia R. Spencer of Buckhannon and Nelma J. Gleason of Albuquerque, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Hartzel Spencer and Virgil Spencer.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Sisson and the Rev. Jerry Hall officiating. Burial was in Holly River Baptist Church Cemetery at Diana. Visitation was Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9: p.m. at the funeral home.  From 5 Oct 2007.

Todd D. Skinner

Todd Derek Skinner, 41, a resident of Belington, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 28, 2007, at his residence.

He was born April 14, 1966, at Baltimore, Md., a son of the late George Jack Skinner, who preceded him in death in 1975, and Sandy L. (Corley) Skinner, who survives at Tacy community, Philippi.

He was united in marriage on May 23, 1993 to Doris (Knobloch) Skinner, who survives at Belington.

Also surviving is one brother, Brian J. and wife, Lisa M. Skinner, of Charleston.

Mr. Skinner was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Virl and Rita Corley; and paternal grandparents, Ruth and Cecil Skinner.

Mr. Skinner worked for Barbour County schools as a substitute teacher, as a realtor for Stevens Realty and also operated his own auctioneer company.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour, with Speaker Nathan Price officiating. Mr. Skinner’s request for cremation will be honored. A private graveside service will be conducted at the convenience of the family at Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, Attn: Development Department, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, Md. 20785 or Animal Friends of Barbour County, P.O. Box 452, Philippi, W.Va. 26416. Wright Funeral Home service.   From 31 May 2007.

Shirley Slaven

Shirley Slaven, 71, of Bartow, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

There will be no services or visitation. Online condolences may be made to www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements.  From 13 Jan 2007.

Rev. David Slawter

The Rev. David Lee Slawter, 59, a resident of Huttonsville, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for the Rev. David Lee Slawter. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfunerahome.com.  From 4 Apr 2007.

David L. Slawter

Pastor David Lee Slawter, 59, a resident of Huttonsville, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 5, 1947, at Clendenin, a son of the late John Slawter and the late Lena Tawney.

On Oct. 4, 1969 in Norton, Ohio, he was married to Linda Copen Slawter, who survives at Huttonsville,

Also surviving are one son, David Wayne Slawter and wife, Cathy, of Huttonsville; and one daughter, Sonia Lynn Hefner and husband, George of, White Sulphur Springs. One granddaughter, LeAnna Hefner; three grandsons, Dustin and Jordaan Slawter and Charles David Hefner; four brothers, Richard King and wife, Marie, of Akron, Ohio, Freddie Tawney and wife, Francis, of Buckeye, Joseph Tawney of Marlinton and James “Frankie” Tawney of Hanson, Iowa; five sisters, Mrs. James (Phyllis) Waugh of Buckeye, Mrs. Jake (Dianna) Ray of Hanson, Iowa, Brenda Robinson of Marlinton, Glenda Briscoe and Mrs. David (Mildred) Glover, all of Scott Depot; one aunt, Anna Mae Pritt of Buckeye; and two uncles, William “Bill” Slawter and Earl Slawter of Charleston also survive.

Also preceding him in death were his stepfather, Joseph Tawney; and his stepmother, Jean Slawter.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict where he received the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and was employed by Beckwith Lumber Co., prior to becoming disabled. He was ordained through the Union Mission Conference of Buckhannon and pastored Markley Chapel Church at Huttonsville for the past 16 years.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. Full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial contributions may be made to Linda Slawter, Route 1, Box 62-A, Huttonsville, W.Va. 26273. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Pastor David Lee Slawter. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Apr 2007.

David L. Slawter

Pastor David Lee Slawter, 59, a resident of Huttonsville, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. Full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by members of H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial contributions may be made to Linda Slawter, Route 1, Box 62-A, Huttonsville, W.Va. 26273. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Pastor David Lee Slawter. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Apr 2007.

Agatha L. Smith

Agatha L. “Kate” Smith, 85, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2007, in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.

She was born March 16, 1922, at Adolph, a daughter of the late Elihue and Ester Shifflett Chewning.

In 1941, she married Edward F. Smith, who preceded her in death in 2003.

Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Hood and husband, Melvin, of Glenn Burnie, Md.; a sister, Maude Wamsley, who is a patient at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center; and three stepgrandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Odel “Bud” Chewning and Lonnie Chewning; and one sister, Edna Chewning.

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

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Randall Brake will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Agatha L. “Kate” Smith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Jun 2007.

Cheryl L. Smith

Cheryl Lynn Smith passed away Friday, May 4, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital after a long battle with lung disease.

Born June 4, 1950, at Elkins, she was a daughter of the late Willis and Georgia White.

Cheryl graduated from Philip Barbour High School in 1968. She was an employee of Columbia Gas Transmission from 1979 until becoming disabled in 1991. She attended the Refuge Church in Gilman.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Mark Smith of Kingwood and Matthew and wife, Wendy Smith, of Kerens; two grandchildren, Brett and Courtney Smith of Kerens; a brother, William Terry and wife, Paula White, of Belington; and a sister, Linda and husband, Herb Chivers of Farmington.

Cheryl donated her body to the West Virginia University Medical School. There will be no memorial service, as she requested. In lieu of flowers for the family, donations may be made to the Refuge Church in Gilman.  From 10 May 2007.

Charles A. Smith

Charles A. Smith, 78, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.

He was born July 18, 1928, at Detroit, Mich., a son of the late Charles A. Smith Sr. and Carrie Smith Nalle.

On June 17, 1967, he was married to Alicia J. Lomas Smith, who survives in Buckhannon.

Also surviving are several cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Smith.

He had worked for Palace Quality Laundry. He attended Temple Baptist Church in Detroit, Mich.

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Thursday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour, with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery. 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 Jun 2007.

Edna V. Smith

Edna Virginia Smith, 85, of Cresaptown, Md., went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 27, 2007, at WMHS—Memorial Campus.

Born April 5, 1922, in Elkins, she was the daughter of the late William Owen and Minnie May (Day) Fansler.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Willard Charles Smith, 13 brothers and sisters, and two grandsons.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Willard Smith and wife, Joyce, of Cresaptown, Md., Gary Owen Smith and wife, Lucy, of Bonne Terre, Mo., and Benny Lynn Smith and fiancé, Patricia, of Cresaptown, Md.; two daughters, Margaret Ann Young and husband, Jerry, of Ridgeley, Md., and Brenda Sue Helmstetter and husband, Donald, LaVale, Md.; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of Cresaptown United Methodist Church.

Edna was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She had a terrific sense of humor and was very happy and full of life. She spent a lot of time traveling, which she truly enjoyed. She will be sadly missed by all the members of her family who knew her as Mom and Mamaw.

At Mrs. Smith’s request, her body will be cremated.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today at Cresaptown United Methodist Church with the Rev. Laura Schultz and the Rev. Harold R. McClay Jr. officiating. Inurnment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Cresaptown United Methodist Church. Scarpelli Funeral Home in Cumberland, Md., is in charge of the arrangements.  From 1 May 2007.

Florence M. Smith

Florence Marine (Kight) Smith, 87, of Baltimore, Md., and formerly of Moorefield, went to be with her lord Saturday, June 16, 2007, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Baltimore.

She was born June 20, 1919, at Pierce, the daughter of the late Homer and Lottie (Fike) Kight.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Clifford Smith on Aug. 9, 1993.

Also preceding her in death were one brother, three sisters, three brother-in-laws, one sister-in-law and three nephews, including twin boys.

She attended Thomas High School and was a nurse’s aide at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., until she retired in 1983.

Surviving are one son, Clifford R. Smith of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Dottie Hornyak of Moorefield and Juanita Roehl of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Orville A. Kight of Eglon; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted by her great-grandson, Jesse Hornyak, in Eglon Cemetery at Eglon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Believer’s Victory Church, North Main Street, Moorefield, W.Va. 26836. Arrangements under the direction of the Lassahn Funeral Home in Baltimore, Md. Announcement is courtesy of Schaeffer Funeral Home.  From 23 Jun 2007. 

H. Clay Smith

H. Clay Smith, 93, of Upper Tract, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, in Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin where he had resided since Sept. 27, 2004.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Aaron Davidson officiating. Interment will follow in Lahmansville Cemetery. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 26 Jul 2007.

Herald Smith

Herald “Smitty” Smith of Brooklyn, Md., died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007.

He was the beloved husband of Lena L. Konerth Smith; and devoted father of Deborah Tolson and husband, Ronald, Patricia Eid and husband, Adam; and Rebecca Smith. Also surviving are six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was one son, James H. Smith.

Mcully-Polyniak Funeral Home of Brooklyn, Md., was in charge of the arrangements.  From 21 Dec 2007.

John C. Smith Jr.

John Calvin Smith Jr. 85, of Circleville, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at Brandywine at the home of his nephew, Charles Crigler.

He was born April 16, 1921, at Glady, the son of the late John Calvin Smith Sr. and Myrtle Kline Smith.

He was a 1941 graduate of Circleville High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force (Army Air Corp) during World War II and retired after serving 20 years. He served an additional 20 years as a civilian aircraft mechanic in Cherry Point, N.C., and returned to Circleville in 1982. He served two terms on the Pendleton County Board of Education from 1986 to 1994. He volunteered at Circleville Elementary school for 15 years. He was a member of the Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Daniels Smith, who he married March 9, 1955.

Surviving are one brother, Dixie Smith of Lutz, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews, including a special nephew and his wife, Charles and Debbie Crigler, of Brandywine.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin with the Rev. Mark McAllister officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial may be made to Mountain Hospice, P.O. Box 416, Franklin, W.Va. 26807; Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard in care of Sherman Lambert, P.O. Box 700, Apt. 9, Franklin, W.Va. 26807 or to Circleville High School Preservation, P.O. Box 73, Circleville, W.Va. 26804. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  From 22 Jan 2007.

Lacy E. Smith

Mr. Lacy E. Smith, 95, of Franklin, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, in Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kimble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastors Daryl Ritchie and Sam Harper officiating. Burial will be in Nettie Memorial Chapel Cemetery. Kimble Funeral Home services.  From 20 Jan 2007.

Lucienne D. Smith

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Lucienne Denise Pamiez Smith, a great lady and a pillar of our family, who died at home on Nov. 12, 2007. She would have been 93 on Nov. 19.

She leaves behind a loving husband, Ralph; four children, Lucienne Denise and husband, Gamil Rizk, of Canton, Mich., and their four daughters and two granddaughters, Jerry Henri and wife, Joan Smith, of Rhinelander, Wis., and their four sons, one granddaughter and two grandsons, Ralph William “Bill” and wife, Gayle Smith, of Pomona, Calif., and their two sons, and Richard Hugh and wife, Debbie Smith, of Montrose and their daughter, two sons, one granddaughter and three grandsons. She is also survived by one sister, Emilie Cacace; and one brother, Paul Pamiez, both of France; and numerous nieces and nephews all over the world.

Lucienne was born in Kenitra, French Morocco, North Africa, where Ralph was lucky enough to meet her during World War II. They gave their children a wonderful life and first-hand knowledge of countries all over Europe and North Africa before retiring to Ralph’s native West Virginia, whose beauty captivated Lucienne.

We are all gathered in Elkins in thought or in person to honor her and to support our father, Ralph Hugh Smith. She will be missed always and we will continue to live by the example she set for us.  From 20 Nov 2007.

Mamie G. Smith

Mamie Gloria Pennington Smith, 92, a lifelong resident of Dry Fork, and more recently, a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas, went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, 2007, in the nursing home. She had been in declining health.

She was born Friday, Sept. 24, 1915, at Harman, a daughter of the late James Pennington and Minnie Reel Pennington.

She was married to Paul Smith Sr., who preceded her in death on July 6, 1960.

Surviving her are six sons, Paul “Junior” Smith of Bowden, Roy Smith of Harman, Richard Smith and wife, Erma, of Mt. Crawford, Va., Stanley Smith of Teague, Texas, Dean Smith and wife, Judy, of Red Creek and Gary Smith and wife, Rhonda, of Timberville, Va.; six daughters, Peggy Smith of Harman, Jessie Pratt and husband, Joe, of Linville, Va., Mary Parkinson and husband, Phil, of Atwater, Ohio, Ruth Kline and husband, Franklin, of Linville, Va., Helen Arbogast and husband, Jerry, and Kathy Black and husband, Dolan, all of Harman; one sister, Eva Painter of Harrisonburg, Va.; one brother, Elbert “Bill” Pennington of Stockport, Ohio; 33 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, John Pennington; a sister, Catherine Wescott; infant twin sisters; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mamie had attended the Pennington School near Harman, and she was a homemaker who worked from dawn until dusk, raising a garden, canning, baking bread, and instilling in her children a strong belief in God. She was always more concerned about taking care of others than herself. Whenever possible, she loved to read and she loved her cats and dog, and she will be greatly missed by all her loving family and all those touched by her life. She had also attended the Bowden Family Worship Center.

The family will receive friends at the Dry Fork Assembly of God at Dry Fork on Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the church on Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. Pastor Philip L. Ryder and Pastor Eli D. Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Vandevender Cemetery at Harman. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mamie Gloria Pennington Smith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Nov 2007.

Mamie G. Smith

The family will receive friends at the Dry Fork Assembly of God at Dry Fork today from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the church on Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. Pastor Philip L. Ryder and Pastor Eli D. Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Vandevender Cemetery at Harman. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mamie Gloria Pennington Smith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Nov 2007.

Maxine M. Smith

Maxine Mae Smith, 71, of Dorcas, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, in Grant County Nursing Home at Petersburg.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ann W. Harrison and Smith’s nephew, the Rev. Ray Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 15 Sep 2007.

Norman L. Smith

Norman L. Smith, 86, a former resident of Beverly and a resident of Baltimore County, Md., for more than 20 years, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at 11:30 p.m. in Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Winchester. His precious friend and companion, a poodle named Princess, also passed away in the accident.

Born Nov. 28, 1921, at Elkins, he was the son of the late Fay Homer and Samantha Hick Smith.

Friends will be received at Runner Funeral Home after 6 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday, after 9 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, from the Runner Chapel. The Rev. Robert Lowther will officiate. Interment will follow in Mt. State Memorial Gardens. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Norman L. Smith.  From 30 Nov 2007.

Norman L. Smith

Norman L. Smith, 85, a former resident of Beverly and a resident of Dundalk, Md., for over 20 years, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at 11:30 p.m. at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va., from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Winchester. His precious companion, a poodle, Princess, also passed away in the accident as she traveled with him everywhere.

Born Nov. 28, 1921, at Pickens, he was the son of the late Fay Homer and Samantha Hick Smith.

He was twice married. His first wife, the former Rosetta Arbogast, preceded him in death in the early 1960s. He then married the former Anna Lee Summerfield who also preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 1996.

Also preceding him in death was a stepson, David Smith; a stepgrandson, David Smith II; a sister, Mary Virginia “Peg” Antczak; four brothers, Ray, Ed, Bobby and Les Smith; and a brother-in-law, “Brownie” Bosworth.

Norman is also survived by two daughters, Linda S. Clark and husband, Tom, of Glen Burnie, Md., and Debra Heck and husband, Bill, of Dundalk, Md.; three sons, Leon F. Smith and wife, Mary, of Glen Burnie, Md., Roger L. Smith and wife, Diane, and Norman E. Smith and wife, Diane, all of Dundalk, Md.; two sisters, Catherin Bosworth and Mildred Hamnum and husband, Ken, all of Kings Run Road, Beverly.

Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Norman was a warehouse manager for Heck’s in Elkins for several years before retiring. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army during World War ll. He was a lifetime member of the H.W. Daniels American Legion Post 29 and a Protestant by faith.

He loved spending time at a camp in Burlington, near Romney, and spending time with his family and friends.

 Norman will be greatly missed but will remain in the hearts of those who truly loved him forever.

Friends will be received at the Runner Funeral Home today after 9 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, Dec. 2, from the Runner Chapel at 1 p.m. The Rev. Robert Lowther will officiate and Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens. The presentation of the American flag will be made at Mountain State Memorial Gardens by the H.W. Daniels American Legion Post 29 and the bagpipes will be rendered by Tom McLaughlin playing “Amazing Grace.”

The Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Norman L. Smith.  From 1 Dec 2007.

Norman R. Smith

Mr. Norman Russell “Smitty” Smith, 69, a resident of Mt. Airy, Pocahontas County, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown from complications following a tractor accident.

He was born Dec. 30, 1937, at Mt. Airy, a son of the late Walter Granville and Zettie Virginia Sharp Smith.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Margaret “Peggy” Shinn Smith of Mt. Airy; a son, Phillip “Flip” Elbon and wife, Barbara, of Simpson; a daughter, Tacy Elbon-Seymour and husband, Chris, of Westminster, Md.; and grandchildren, Rachel Seymour, Katie Meighan and Colt Elbon. One sister, Wanda Lee Marple of Webster Springs; sister-in-law, Betty Smith of Fairmont; brothers-in-law, Bob and Bill Shinn of Nutter Fort; and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death were one brother, Ernest Phillip Smith; an infant sister, Agnes Donelle; and an infant brother.

Mr. Smith was a graduate of Marlinton High School and was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator prior to his retirement.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lois Sandy officiating. Interment will follow in Mingo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250; or to Shavers Fork Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 388, Snowshoe, W.Va. 26209 in memory of Mr. Smith. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Norman Russell “Smitty” Smith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 31 Jul 2007.

Zola H. Smith

Zola Hyre Smith, 88, a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home Inc. in Elkins, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, in the home.

She was born Sept. 19, 1919, at French Creek, a daughter of the late Hugh Hyre and Clara Haynes Hyre.

On Jan. 25, 1947, she was married to William E. Smith, who preceded her in death July 14, 1998.

Surviving are one daughter, Sheila K. Johns and husband, Howard, of Buckhannon; one brother, John M. Hyre and wife, Eloise, of Warren, Ohio; one sister, Ernestine Carpenter of Warner Robins, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Eleanor Stealey of Titusville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Underwood, Mary Mabel Hyre and Dorothy Orndorff.

She was a homemaker and attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was a member of Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion Auxiliary, Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 Ladies Auxiliary and the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees.

Friends will be received from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley and the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park at Buckhannon. Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 & 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 23 Nov 2007.

Helen P. Snider

Helen Poling Snider, of Alexandria, Va., departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, in INOVA Mt. Vernon Hospital.

Helen is survived by three children, Gary Alan Snider, Teresa Lynn Snider and Kevin Robert Snider.

The family will receive friends at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington St., Alexandria, Va., today from noon to 2 p.m., the funeral hour. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in Leading Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery at Montrose. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Friends of Homeless Animals (703) 385-0224. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Helen Poling Snider. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 29 Nov 2007.

Helen P. Snider

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today in Leading Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery at Montrose. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Friends of Homeless Animals, (703) 385-0224. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Helen Poling Snider. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 1 Dec 2007.

Wilbur R. Snider Jr.

Wilbur “Pops” R. Snider Jr. 72, of French Creek, died Friday, June 15, 2007, at his home.

He was born May 18, 1935, at Rosemont, the son of the late Wilbur Ray Snider Sr. and Edith Ball Snider.

On June 18, 1955, he was married to Shirley Waddell Snider, who survives at French Creek.

Also surviving are two sons, Wilbur Ray Snider III and wife, Lois, and James E. Snider and wife, Monica, all of Indian Camp; four daughters, Loretta Whetzel and husband, Robert, of Keyser, Deborah Warner and husband, Bud, of Buckhannon, Barbara McCartney and husband, Dwayne, of Gould Road and Pamela Williams and husband, Brian of Indian Camp; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Brown of Buckhannon; one stepbrother, Terry Cain and wife, Janice, of Indian Camp; one stepsister, Marry Bennett and husband, Charlie, of French Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Nellie McCann Snider; one grandson, Nicholas Warner; and one sister, Linda Snider.

He was a coal miner and farmer. He attended Indian Camp United Methodist Church. He worked for Bethlehem Steel, Craig Auto Parts and DLM Coal Co. He loved his family and farm and enjoyed working in the woods and on the sawmill.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Indian Camp United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sue Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Camp Church Cemetery at French Creek. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 18 Jun 2007.

Dorothy L. Sowder

Dorothy Lee Sowder, 85, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born July 7, 1922, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late William L. and Bessie Jane Corathers Dowell.

On July 7, 1944, at Ft. Myers Chapel in Arlington, Va., she married Robert Lee Sowder, who preceded her in death Sept. 14, 1991.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Michael R. Ashley; three brothers, Meyers, Page and Keith Dowell; and one sister, Nora Smith.

She is survived by one son, Robert Lee Sowder II of Buckhannon; one daughter, Roberta Ann Ashley and husband, Mike, of Woodstock, Ill.; one grandson, John Ashley and wife, Kathryn, of New York, N.Y.; two brothers, Howard Dowell and James Dowell, both of Buckhannon; one sister, Kathryn Goldsmith of Salem; and many nieces and nephews.

At the time of her retirement, Mrs. Sowder was a secretary for Fairfax County School Systems in Virginia.

Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bradley Tenney officiating. Burial will follow in Reger Chapel Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local American Diabetes Association in Dorothy’s memory. 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 Nov 2007.

Billy E. Sponaugle

Billy Eugene Sponaugle, 48, a resident of Davis Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Monday morning, May 21, 2007, at his home. His death was unexpected.

He was born Saturday, Aug. 2, 1958, at Elkins, a son of the late Merl Sponaugle and Nellie Hampiture Sponaugle. He was never married.

Surviving are two brothers, Michael Sponaugle of Virginia and Donald Nelan of Elkins; three sisters, Kathy Harlan, Glenda Warner and Connie Likens, all of Belington; three aunts, Barbara Tingler, Ruby Vance and Naomi Vandevander; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were three brothers, Stephen Hampiture, Randy Sponaugle and Danny Joe Sponaugle; and one sister, Carolyn Arbogast.

Billy attended the schools of Randolph County and was a carpenter.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eli D. Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery at Whitmer. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Billy Eugene Sponaugle. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 23 May 2007.

Bella Sprague

Bella MacTurk McDiarmid Maine Sprague, 96, passed away with cancer Tuesday morning, Nov. 7, 2007, in Holbrook on the Hill under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospital Home Health and Hospice.

She was born July 9, 1911, at Hailesboro, N.Y. She is the last surviving member of her family.

Surviving are her children, Hugh C. Maine and daughter-in-law, Barbara Mack Maine, of Belleville, Ill., Kay Maine Sienkiewicz and son-in-law, Edward C. Sienkiewicz, of Buckhannon and Bruce H. Maine and daughter-in-law, Beverly Bennett Maine, of Swansea, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Jane Sprague Mintz of Hayesville, N.C.; and a stepdaughter-in-law, Edith Sprague of Gouverneur, N.Y. She has seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, 22 great-stepgrandchildren, six great-great-stepgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hubert C. Maine and Chester Haile Sprague; a stepson, Donald F. Sprague; and a stepgrandson, Stephen Henry Sprague. She was also preceded in death by six sisters, Belle Spilman, Ellen Davey, Mary Eirich, Martha Stronach, Jessie Bench and Bessy Jemery; and three brothers, Robert C. MacTurk, Thomas MacTurk and William MacTurk.
Mrs. Sprague was employed at Nathan Frank’s Department Store and was manager of the Princess Shop of Ogdensburg, N.Y. She was also manager of the Surprise Store in Gouverneur, N.Y. She moved to Buckhannon in 1968 to reside with her daughter and family. She was employed at Shannon’s and Stone & Thomas Department Stores in retailing. Mrs. Sprague was a member of Ogdensburg Business and Professional Women’s Club, Buckhannon Business and Professional Women’s Club and Teter’s Community Education Outreach Club. In her earlier years, Bella enjoyed playing bridge, was a beautiful seamstress and enjoyed working with crafts and crocheting afghans. She always kept in touch with her friends and family. She was a devoted wife, mother, good friend, neighbor and great role model for her children and grandchildren who loved her very much.

At the request of the family, her body was donated to the Human Gifts Registry at Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. A memorial service will be conducted next summer in Gouverneur, N.Y., and a burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Rosenbaum Family House, West Virginia University Hospital, Medical Center Drive, P.O. Box 8228, Morgantown, W.Va. 26502-8228, St. Joseph’s Hospital in care of Hospice and Home Health, 1 Amalia Drive, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201 or Upshur County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2292, 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.   From 8 Nov 2007.

Everett B. Stalnaker

Everett Bruce Stalnaker, 83, of Venice, Fla., went home to be with his Lord on Oct. 6, 2007.

He was born in Randolph County on May 5, 1924. He moved to Venice in 1979 from Bel Air, Md.

He retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force and served during World War II and the Korean War. He was also a sales manager with Agrico Chemical in Baltimore, Md., for 31 years and retired in 1979. He was an elder with Bel Air Presbyterian Church and was an active member with Christ United Methodist Church in Venice.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty; sons, Michael (Linda) Stalnaker of Bradenton, Fla., James (Julie) Stalnaker of Venice, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews including, Sandra Fuller of North Port, Fla. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Amy, Jennifer, Jimmy and Jenna.

A visitation will be conducted at Farley Funeral Home in Venice today from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. with a service to follow at 2 p.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Venice Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, Fla. 34239 or to Christ United Methodist Church, 1474 Center Road, Venice, Fla. 34275. Friends may visit anytime online at www.farleyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register book and extend condolences to the family.  From 9 Oct 2007.

Forrest Stalnaker

Forrest Rayborn "Bud" Stalnaker, 81, of Fairmont, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2007, in Wishing Well Health Center.

He was born Jan. 2, 1926, at Elkins, a son of the late Forest and Mary Katherine Gibson Stalnaker.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Rose Stalnaker; children, Edward and wife, Linda Stalnaker, and Michael and wife, Pam Stalnaker, all of Fairmont and Pam and her husband, John DeFazio, of Texas; grandchildren, Jodi Everhart, Jason and Kelley Stalnaker, Jon Stalnaker, Kurt Stalnaker, Max Stalnaker, Kelle and Bill Jones, Jay and Andi Shaffer; great-grandchildren, Anthony and Gabriella Everhart, Sydney, Kyle and Kaden Stalnaker, Mindy Millione, Mara Stalnaker and Gavin Jones; Bud’s constant companion, Rusty; a brother, George and wife, Helen Stalnaker, of Elkins; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.

In addition to his parents, Forrest was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Barr and Evelyn Lee; and grandson, Forrest Rex Stalnaker.

Bud served his country in the U.S. Government Signal Security Agency and went on to be the proprietor of Hi-Way Cabins in Beverly for 17 years. His position of professional scout executive with the Boy Scouts of American brought Bud’s family to Fairmont in 1960. Later, he worked as a salesman with Monongahela Power and later retired from Brown’s Lumber and Supply in 1989. He was active in Whitehall Lion’s Club, Boy Scouts of America, an avid gardener, golfer and loved to fish. He and his wife were members of Central United Methodist Church.

Family and friends may call at Eldora United Methodist Church Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Scott Krepps. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rex Stalnaker Scholarship Fund, Fairmont Senior High School Foundation, Fairmont Senior High School Loop Park, Fairmont, W.Va. 26554. The family would like to thank Wishing Well Health Center for their care and consideration. Domico Funeral Home, Fairmont is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at domicofhinc@aol.com.  From 27 Jul 2007.

Walter E. Stalnaker

Walter E. Stalnaker, 82, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at his home in Buckhannon.

He was born July 10, 1925, in Braxton County, a son of the late William Frederick Stalnaker and Lida King Stalnaker.

In 1952, he was married to Delmeth Ruth Goodwin Stalnaker, who survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are one brother, George Stalnaker of Youngstown, Ohio; and three sisters, Jean Strader of Orlando, Shirley Porter of Hubbard, Ohio, and Vickie Hill of Clarksburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence Stalnaker, Joe Stalnaker and Jim Stalnaker; and one sister, Ruth Murphy.

He was retired from U.S. Steel after 35 years of service. He also was an avid truck driver which he loved to do. He was a veteran of World War II.

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Monday, Aug. 27, from noon until 1 p.m., the service hour. Ronald Honeycutt will officiate and interment will follow in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery at Shinnston. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 25 Aug 2007.

Deborah J. Stanley

Deborah Jeanne Stanley, 50, of Winchester, Va., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at her home.

She was born Jan. 18, 1957, in Bethesda, Md., the daughter of Charles Kenneth Stanley and Betty Anita Gum. She was a member Faith Fellowship Church.

Along with her mother, she is survived by her fiancé, Wayne Ashby West of Winchester; a brother, Charles Edward Stanley of Valley Head; a niece, Bobbi Queen of Valley Head; a nephew, Charles “Rusty” Stanley of Valley Head; two uncles, R. Kent King of Clearwater, Fla., and Arnold W. King of Hagerstown, Md.; six aunts, Barbara Brenner of Ocala, Fla., Mary Johnson and Ada Kissler, both of Damascus, Md., Betty Gillis of Woodbine, Md., Audrey Shorter of Annapolis, Md., and Shirley Martin of Etlan, Va.

An uncle, William E. King Jr. preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester. A funeral service will be held Thursday at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Winchester at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Hubert Plummer officiating. Burial will follow the service at Prospect Cemetery in Mt. Airy, Md. Pallbearers will be Glen Martin, David King, Jason Patterson, Michael L. Kerns, Richard Godwin and Charles Rose.  From 19 Dec 2007.

Patricia A. Stanley

Patricia Arnold Stanley, 58, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, in Meadowview Manor Health Care in Bridgeport.

She was born June 1, 1949, at Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Gay Arnold and Helen B. Tomey Kern.

On March 2, 1987, she was married to Gerald Valton Stanley, who preceded her in death March 4, 2007.

She is survived by one son, Nicholas A. Stanley of Buckhannon; and a special friend, Ray Lynch of Elkins.

Mrs. Stanley was a beautician.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 4 Dec 2007.

Roberta Stanton

Roberta “Bobbie” Stanton, 68, a resident of Buckhannon, went home to rest with Jesus and the blessed mother on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at her home.

She was born April 18, 1938, at Camden, N.J., a son of the late John Stanton and Grace J. Johnson Stanton, who survives at Buckhannon.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sisters, Margaret Larmaur and husband, Richard, of Sicklerville, N.J., and Geraldine McDowell and husband, Robert, of E. Stroudsburg, Pa.; 10 nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

After retiring, Bobbie and her mother moved in October 1994 to live in Buckhannon. She was a rural newspaper carrier for the Courier Post in Camden, N.J., and a controller for RCA in Camden, N.J.

Viewing will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel, with Rosary at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Ron Nikodem, S.M. as Celebrant. Interment will follow in E. Stroudsburg, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church in memory of Bobbie. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Roberta “Bobbie” Stanton.  From 30 Jan 2007.

Mary J. Staron

Mary Jane Staron, 96, of Davis passed away April 6, 2007, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas.

She was born Dec. 13, 1910, at Coketon, a daughter of the late John and Caroline Lorenc Staron.

She is survived by one sister, Pauline and husband, Roy Sparks, of Falls Church, Va.; one nephew, Tom Staron and wife, Diane, of Belmont; and nine other nephews and nieces, Frank Jr., Jack and Bob Staron, John, Caroline and Larry Sparks, Sue Sanders, Mary Staryak and Pat Walsh; and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Frank Staron; and three sisters, Dorothy Staron, Josephine Walsh and Sophie Lewis.

She was a graduate of Thomas High School in the class of 1930 and of Morgantown Commercial College. Ms. Staron was employed for 30 years as a secretary for Davis Coal and Coke and for 20 years at the West Virginia Department of Corrections, Davis Center.

She was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and was an active member of the Thomas Women’s Club.

Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home on Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Father Timothy Grassi as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Second Dreams, C/O Cortland Acres Nursing Home, HC 60, Box 98, Thomas, W.Va. 26291. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 7 Apr 2007.

Arthur I. Steinman

Arthur “Art” I. Steinman passed away on April 4, 2007. He was a resident of Elkins and formerly of Philadelphia, Pa.

Art is the son of Dowitt and Frances (Resnick) Steinman.

He worked as a PA-C at Tucker Community Care in Parsons.

Surviving are two sons, Eli Steinman of Elkins and Andrew Steinman of Hambleton. Art is survived by his brother, Barry Steinman; and sister, Ellen Popielski. Also surviving is his fiancé, Angela McCrum.

There was a graveside service for Art on April 10 at 11 a.m. at the Shalom Memorial Park in Philadelphia, Pa.

Art will be missed by all of his family and friends.  From 21 Apr 2007.

Carolyn S. Stout

Carolyn “Kay” Sue Stout, 76, of 909 North St. in Martinsburg, died Friday, July 6, 2007, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born May 3, 1931, at Gassaway, she was the daughter of the late Aron L. Bills and Martha Lantz Bills.

Mrs. Stout was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Martinsburg where she served as chairman of the Alterguild for several years. She was the first female deputy sheriff of Berkeley County. She was an active member of the Boreman Arts Center and the Berk-Mar Garden Club.

Mrs. Stout is survived by one son, Donald Dayton Bryant and his wife, Barbara Ann Bryant; two granddaughters, Kelly Kay Bryant and Sarah Elizabeth Bryant; two grandsons, Travis Thomas Bishop and Trent Edward Bishop; two great-grandchildren, Tanner Bishop and Taryn Bishop; and one stepbrother Roger Heavner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward E. Stout; and daughter, Vickie E. Janes.

A memorial service was conducted Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Martinsburg with the Rev. Julie Harris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; Berkeley County Humane Society, 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25405; Trinity Episcopal Church of Martinsburg, 200 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to www.mem.com. Arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Home of Martinsburg.  From 10 Jul 2007.

Dencil J. Strader Sr.

Dencil J. Strader Sr., 95, of Crawford, the Heaston community, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born Oct. 25, 1912, at Knawls Creek, the son of the late Granville Jackson and Maude Mae Mick Strader.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Dove Simmons Strader; and by his second wife Rose “Terrie” Ferran Jeskie Strader.

He is survived by four sons, Dencil J. Strader Jr. and wife, Dawn, of Dayton, Texas, Frank L. Jeskie of Fort Myers, Fla., Robert W. Jeskie of Covington, La., and Gary A. Jeskie of Wichita, Kan.; five daughters, Arlene Gregory and husband, Harley, of Suffield, Ohio, Aleta Detamore and husband, Charles, of Berlin, Vonda Thomason of French Creek, Avis Hull and husband, Eugene, of Winfield and Jean Walton and husband, Rex, of Buckhannon; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a special friend, Bill Wilson.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Cornell; and three sisters and three brothers.

Mr. Strader was a lifetime member of Heaston United Methodist Church and attended Straight Fork United Methodist Church. He was a self-educated man, a farmer, timber man, a 4-H leader, dozer operator and a supervisor and board member of the Tygart Valley Soil Conservation District. He had been a member of the following: West Virginia State Gypsy Moth Committee, Wes-Mon-Ty Resource Conservation and Development Board, Farm Bureau and West Virginia Cattlemen’s Association. Throughout his life he had been awarded many honors in the county, state and national levels in the agricultural and forestry industries. He was also honored with the national “Take Pride in America” award and was inducted into the West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Hall of Fame.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Heaston United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Godwin officiating. Burial will follow in Heaston Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Dencil J. Strader Sr.  From 11 Dec 2007.

Helen J. Strader

Helen J. Linger Strader, 78, of Buckhannon, died Monday, April 30, 2007, at her home.

She was born April 13, 1929, at Gould, the daughter of the late George B. Lane and Dessie Browning Lane.

On June 14, 1997, she was married to Noel Strader, who preceded her in death Feb. 15, 1999.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathy McCarthy and Debra Hinchman and husband, Tom, all of Buckhannon; two sons, Gary Linger and wife, Susan, of Mystic, Conn., and Steve Linger and wife, Roseann, of Buckhannon; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were one son, Richard Lee Linger; three brothers, Oran Lane, Herman Lane and Virgil Lane; and one granddaughter, Beth Megan McCarthy.

She was a homemaker and attended Good Hope Tabernacle Church. She was a member of Floral Rebekah Lodge 183.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery at Hinkleville. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  From 2 May 2007.

David L. Strawder

David Lawrence Strawder, 48, a resident of Buckhannon, departed this life Tuesday evening, Aug. 21, 2007, at his home. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

He was born Monday, June 15, 1959, at Elkins, a son of the late Lawrence Strawder and Barbara Ann Marstiller Strawder.

On Oct. 9, 1984, he was married to the former Kellie Renee Haymond, who survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are one son, Daniel Lawrence Strawder of Buckhannon; one daughter, Tessa Ann Strawder of Buckhannon; one brother, Donald Mayberry Strawder and wife, Nora, of Springfield, Va.; and one sister, Denise Renee Hamlett of Leonardtown, Md.

Preceding him in death was one infant brother; and one sister, Carol Lynn Jenkins.

David attended Elkins High School, had worked in construction, had worked for Coastal Lumber Co. for 15 years, and at the time of his illness was employed by Trus Joist at Buckhannon. He loved to hunt and fish and was a motorcycle enthusiast.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Friday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Saturday, Aug. 25, at noon. Pastor Randy L. Wagoner will officiate and interment will follow in Glady Cemetery at Glady. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for David Lawrence Strawder. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Aug 2007.

David L. Strawder

David Lawrence Strawder, 48, a resident of Buckhannon, departed this life Tuesday evening, Aug. 21, 2007. at his home. He had been in declining health, and death was attributed to cancer.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for David Lawrence Strawder. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Aug 2007.

David L. Strawder

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 noon. Pastor Randy L. Wagoner will officiate and interment will follow in Glady Cemetery at Glady. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for David Lawrence Strawder. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 25 Aug 2007.

Georgia Strawder

Georgia Mae Strawder, 92, of Franklin, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.

Friends called Sunday at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tommy George officiating. Burial will be in North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton. Kimble Funeral Home services.  From 5 Nov 2007.

Russell Studenmund

Russell “Russ” Studenmund, 90, died Thursday morning, April 19, 2007, at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Va.

He was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Germantown High School, and received a bachelor’s degree from Wharton School. In 1963, he received a MBA from New York University and a PhD from Walden University in 1976.

Dr. Studenmund joined the Navy in April 1941. In 1942, he was in flight training in Philadelphia and Jacksonville. He remained in Jacksonville for three years in various staff positions before transferring to Maui, where he served as an oxygen officer. After the war, he remained in the Naval Reserves as a lieutenant commander serving at Floyd Bennett Field until retirement. He was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Dr. Studenmund was employed by the offices of the Presbyterian Church and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc. before moving to Elkins, where he taught at Davis & Elkins College. Dr. Studenmund was a volunteer in many organizations, being appointed or elected to more than 20 boards or agencies. He was very active in the Presbyterian Church. He taught church school for more than 35 years.

On Nov. 21, 1942, he married Elisabeth Harwood, who preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 2006.

Surviving are two daughters, the Rev. Sarah Elisabeth Newhall of Worcester, Mass., and Barbara Ann Studenmund of Arlington, Va.; two sons, Dr. Arnold “Woody” Harwood Studenmund of LaCanada, Calif., and David Russell Studenmund of Evanston, Ill. He also leaves nine grandchildren; two brothers, Robert F. Studenmund of Tulsa, Okla., and R. Godfrey Studenmund of Rebersburg, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Dr. Studenmund will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Meredith Chapel at Sunnyside, with the Rev. Paul O’Gorek, the Rev. Ann Pettit and the Rev. Sarah E. Newhall officiating. Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Va. is handling the arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent to lindseyfh@comcast.net.  From 21 Apr 2007.

Joseph K. Stumbo

Infant Joseph Kohl Stumbo died at birth at Grant Memorial Hospital Monday, Dec. 3, 2007.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville.

Judith A. Fisher

Judith Anne Fisher, 66, of 653 Tau Rock Vineyard Lane, Tryon, N.C., died Dec. 1, 2007.

A native of Charleston, she was the daughter of Mary Louise Kelley of West Virginia and the late John Moore Fisher and wife of Lewis Sharp Jr.

She was a member of Tryon Presbyterian Church. She was a medical massage practitioner at The Touch Center and worked with Red Cross Disaster Relief.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons, Charles and Marcus Iamurri; two daughters, Michelle Iamurri and Erinn McCrary; two brothers, Alan and William Fisher; two sisters, Cindy Scott and Terri Hunsicker; and four grandchildren, Timothy, Althea, Christopher and Cole Iamurri.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Tryon Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com. Petty Funeral Home of Landrum, S.C., is in charge of the arrangements.  From 5 Dec 2007.

Sarah E. Stump

Sarah Elizabeth Stump, 79, of Orlando, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

She was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her foster parents, Forrest Branchey and Dora Blanch Daff Strader; and her husband, Andrew Bowman Stump.

Surviving is her caregiver, Madeline Skinner of Orlando.

Private graveside services will be conducted today in Mount Hope Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Sarah Elizabeth Stump.  From 12 Nov 2007.

Sidney Sturdivant

Sidney Allen Sturdivant, 72, a resident of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, in Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.

Mr. Sturdivant’s remains were donated to medical science. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Union Mission Church at Coalton. The Rev. Tristan Tenney will officiate. This announcement is through the courtesy of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Mr. Sidney Allen Sturdivant.  From 20 Apr 2007. 

Sidney A. Sturdivant

Sidney Allen Sturdivant, 72, a resident of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, in Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.

Mr. Sturdivant’s remains were donated to medical science. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Union Mission Church at Coalton. The Rev. Tristan Tenney will officiate. This announcement is through the courtesy of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Mr. Sidney Allen Sturdivant.  From 21 Apr 2007.

Evelyn Sturm

Evelyn Sturm, 83, a resident of the Elkins Manor, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, in St. Joseph Hospital at Parkersburg. Death was attributed to complications of pneumonia.

She was born Jan. 18, 1924, at Enterprise. She was the daughter of the late James and Myrtle VanMeter.

On Dec. 20, 1952, at Worthington, she was married to Bernard “Jim” Sturm, who preceded her in death Aug. 26, 1998.

Surviving are two daughters, Sheila Aldsworth and husband, Rick, of Parkersburg, with whom she recently resided, and Debra Carpenter and husband, Carl, of Greenville, Ohio; and one stepdaughter, Sharon Mauzey and husband, Frank, of Morgantown. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Lori Hines and husband, Randy, of Arcanum, Ohio, Tanya Ryan of Greenville, Ohio, Michelle Lyons and husband, Dino, of Parkersburg, Angie Fielder and husband, Rob, of North Carolina, Andrea Pitzer-Vergano and husband, Dan, of Boston, Mass, and Rob Pitzer of Washington, D.C.; and her great grandchildren, Bailey Ryan, who dearly loved his GG, Dylan and Caleb Reeder, Josh and Loren Fielder, David and Kate Vergano. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Also preceding her in death was one son, Gary Wayne Sturm; one stepdaughter, Sondra Oesterle; and five brothers, John B. VanMeter, George F. VanMeter, Hugh and Clarence and Pershing VanMeter.

Evelyn was employed for 25 years at Westinghouse at Fairmont, and then retired at a young age to raise three children. She moved to Elkins in 1975 and worked at the Tygart Hotel as a waitress. She also worked at David’s Jewelry for a number of years. After the death of her husband in 1998, she moved to the Elkins Manor where she made many friends, played dominos with Ella and Pearl and loved cooking pot luck dinners on Saturday nights with the help of Lena and Midge. She was an expert at working Cryptogram after 60 years. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and worked many fund-raising events. She was a member of Crystal Springs Community Church and faithfully read daily scriptures.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 7, with the Rev. Mary Lou Daniels officiating. Internment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Elkins. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Evelyn Sturm. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Aug 2007.

Evelyn Sturm

Evelyn Sturm, 83, a resident of the Elkins Manor, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, in St. Joseph Hospital at Parkersburg. Death was attributed to complications of pneumonia.

She was born Jan. 18, 1924, at Enterprise. She was the daughter of the late James and Myrtle VanMeter.

On Dec. 20, 1952, at Worthington, she was married to Bernard “Jim” Sturm, who preceded her in death Aug. 26, 1998.

Surviving are two daughters, Sheila Aldsworth and husband, Rick, of Parkersburg, with whom she recently resided, and Debra Carpenter and husband, Carl, of Greenville, Ohio; and one stepdaughter, Sharon Mauzey and husband, Frank, of Morgantown. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Lori Hines and husband, Randy, of Arcanum, Ohio, Tanya Ryan of Greenville, Ohio, Michelle Lyons and husband, Dino, of Parkersburg, Angie Fielder and husband, Rob, of North Carolina, Andrea Pitzer-Vergano and husband, Dan, of Boston, Mass, and Rob Pitzer of Washington, D.C.; and her great grandchildren, Bailey Ryan, who dearly loved his GG, Dylan and Caleb Reeder, Josh and Loren Fielder, David and Kate Vergano. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Also preceding her in death was one son, Gary Wayne Sturm; one stepdaughter, Sondra Oesterle; and five brothers, John B. VanMeter,George F. VanMeter, Hugh and Clarence and Pershing VanMeter.

Evelyn was employed for 25 years at Westinghouse at Fairmont, and then retired at a young age to raise three children. She moved to Elkins in 1975 and worked at the Tygart Hotel as a waitress. She also worked at David’s Jewelry for a number of years. After the death of her husband in 1998, she moved to the Elkins Manor where she made many friends, played dominos with Ella and Pearl and loved cooking pot luck dinners on Saturday nights with the help of Lena and Midge. She was an expert at working Cryptogram after 60 years. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and worked many fundraising events. She was a member of Crystal Springs Community Church and faithfully read daily scriptures.

Friends called Monday at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at noon today with the Rev. Mary Lou Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Elkins. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Evelyn Sturm. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Aug 2007.

Leonard C. Sturm

Leonard Carl Sturm, 58, a resident of South Main Street in Philippi, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007, at Broaddus Hospital.

He was born Nov. 17, 1948, in Philippi, the son of the late George Sturm and Kazel (Skidmore) Sturm-Hotsinpiller.

He was united in marriage July 5, 1988, to Bobbie Jo “Lady” (Keener) Sturm, who survives.

Also surviving, one daughter, Kayla Jo Sturm of Philippi; two sisters, Sharon Golden of Philippi and Georgia and husband, Carl Hatfield, of Bridgeport; one brother, Jimmy Sturm of Philippi; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Sturm was preceded in death by two sisters, Sandra S. Sturmand and Auanell (Abby) Sturm Yheaulon.

Mr. Sturm worked in the lumber yard and also made deliveries for Builder Center Incorporated for 20-plus years. Mr. Sturm was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home at 216 North Walnut St. in Philippi on Thursday, March 15, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour, with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.  From 14 Mar 2007.

Leonard C. Sturm

Leonard Carl Sturm, 58, a resident of South Main Street, Philippi, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007, in Broaddus Hospital.

He was born Nov. 17, 1948, at Philippi, a son of the late George Sturm and Hazel (Skidmore) Sturm-Hotsinpiller.

He was united in marriage July 5, 1988 to Bobbie Jo “Lady” (Keener) Sturm, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kayla Jo Sturm of Philippi; two sisters, Sharon Golden of Philippi and Georgia and husband, Carl Hatfield, of Bridgeport; one brother, Jimmy Sturm of Philippi; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Sturm was preceded in death by two sisters, Sandra S. Sturm and Auanell “Abby” Sturm Yheaulon.

Mr. Sturm worked in the lumber yard and also made deliveries for Builder Center Inc. for more than 20 years. Mr. Sturm was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast.

Friends were received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi on March 15 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on March 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 20 Mar 2007.

Danny E. Sturms

Danny Edward Sturms, 58, a resident of Tucker County, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

A more comprehensive obituary will be announced tomorrow.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Friday, Aug. 24, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., the funeral hour. Interment will follow in Fansler Cemetery at Hendricks. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Danny Edward Sturms. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Aug 2007.

Danny E. Sturms

Danny Edward Sturms, 58, a resident of Hendricks, departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

He was born Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1949, at Parsons, a son of the late Howard Wilson Sturms and Mary Edna Simmons Sturms.

On Aug. 3, 1967, at Piqua, Ohio, he was formerly married to Wanita Diane Jenkins Sturms, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Shane Wilson Sturms and wife, Natasha Lynn, of Indian Lake, Ohio; one daughter, Angela Marie Sturms and fiancé, James David Gatto, of Hendricks; one brother, Ronald Dale James and wife, Susan, of Bradford, Ohio; five sisters; Brenda Sue Shoe of Minnesota, Martha Jean Simmons and husband, Doug, of Pheasant Run Community, Mary Elizabeth Swartz of Parsons, Sheila Ann Johnson of Piqua, Ohio, and Nancy Joy Bach of Lima, Ohio; one uncle, Fred Milton Simmons of Blackman Flats; four grandchildren, Talisha Dawn Sturms, Chas Sturms, Tiffany Lynn Sturms and Brittnie Marie Sturms; one great-granddaughter, Haley Nicole Sturms; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Lee Epperson.

He attended the schools of Tucker County and Piqua, Ohio. He was a former employee of Decker’s Meat Packing Co. in Piqua, Ohio. He had worked in the coalmines of Kentucky and he was a construction worker.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., the funeral hour. Pastor Carolyn Shreve will officiate and interment will follow in Fansler Cemetery at Hendricks. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Danny Edward Sturms. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Aug 2007.

Elva J. Suder

Elva Juanita Suder, 83, of Buckhannon, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at her home under the care of People’s Hospice of Clarksburg.

She was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Arvel Shreve and Clara Lewis Shreve.

On Aug. 7, 1941, she was married to Omar Roy Suder, who preceded her in death July 5, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Mae Hinzman of Buckhannon and Marlene Sue Gibson of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Russell Suder and wife, Susan, of Clarksburg and Omar Dale Suder of Beltsville, Md.; one brother, Arvel Shreve Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Laura “Toots” Bishop of Perris, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and longtime member of Mr. Nebo United Methodist Church. She was a member of Community Education Outreach Society of Buckhannon.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the funeral home with the Rev. Mitch Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park at Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to United Home Health/People’s Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, W.Va. 26302. 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 5 Mar 2007.

Eva L. Sullivan

Eva L. Sullivan, 80, of Ravenswood formerly of Evergreen Hill Community of Cottageville, departed this life March 13, 2007, in Ravenswood Care Center following an extended illness.

Visitation will be at Casto Funeral Home Saturday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the service hour. The Rev. Bill Sullivan will officiate and burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens at Cottageville. Casto Funeral Home services.  From 16 Mar 2007.

Douglas Summerfield

Douglas K. Summerfield, 30, a resident of Beverly, passed away at 11:03 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. 

He was born Dec. 18, 1976, in Elkins, a son of Roger K. Summerfield of Elkins and the late Judy Ward Summerfield.      In addition to his father, Doug is survived by his fiancé, Candi Light of Beverly; a sister, Amy Roberts of Summerset, Pa.; his maternal grandmother, Rachel Ward, a resident of the Good Samaritan Center at Belington; four uncles, Bob and Dave Summerfield and Butch and Charlie Ward, all of Elkins; an aunt, Cindy Talbott of Elkins; and several cousins.

Doug was employed as a correctional officer at Huttonsville Correctional Center. He was a member of the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church. 

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, from the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department, Beverly, W.Va. 26253 in memory of Doug. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Douglas K. Summerfield. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 5 Oct 2007.

Douglas Summerfield

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doug Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department, Beverly, W.Va. 26253 in memory of Doug. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Douglas K. Summerfield. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 8 Oct 2007.

Gary Lee Summerfield 

Gary Lee Summerfield, 63, a resident of Belington, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in Monongahela General Hospital at Morgantown. 

He was born Nov. 6, 1943, at Elkins, a son of the late Edward William Summerfield and Bernice Louk Summerfield. 

On May 5, 1962, he was married to the former Naomi Slaubaugh, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, James William Summerfield and wife, Becky, of Akron, Ohio; three daughters, Connie Summerfield and companion, David Malcolm, of Elkins, Jennifer Brown of Elkins and Patricia Porak and Rich Porak of Illinois. Two brothers, Guy Summerfield of Omaha, Neb., James Summerfield of Elkins; and three sisters, Carolyn Doerr and Linda Jean Simmons, both of Elkins and Sarah Smith of Virginia also survive. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Ada Slaubaugh; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Preceding him in death were one brother, Johnny Summerfield; and one sister, Kathleen Woody. 

Gary was employed at Newsome Metalizing of Akron, Ohio, for many years. He loved his family and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. He will then be moved to Mount Vernon Cemetery near Beverly, where a graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Gary Lee Summerfield.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Nov 2007.

Gary  Summerfield

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. He will then be moved to Mount Vernon Cemetery near Beverly, where a graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. Evangelist Gary L. Kendall Sr. will officiate and interment will follow. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Gary Lee Summerfield.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Nov 2007.

Frank Super

Francis Stanley “Frank” Super, 89, formerly of Elkins, departed this life on Nov. 19, 2007, at Tucson, Ariz. He had been in declining health.

He was born Sept. 16, 1918, at Oneonta, N.Y., a son of the late Joseph and Katherine Superynowicz.

On April 4, 1941, he married the former Isabella M. Weller, who preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 2002.

He is survived by one son, Joseph Super and wife, Deborah, of Elkins; and three daughters, Catherine S. Harding of Somerset, Colo., Isabella Super and Barbara Super-Smith, both of Tucson, Ariz. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Joseph “Josh” Super of Elkins, Pamela Adams, Patrick Harding, Pia Benson, David Iamele, Dexa Iamele, Joseph Wojcik, Darcy Wojcik Soi and Danielle Smith. He is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Super graduated in 1939 from Oneonta Normal School (now Oneonta State College) with a degree in social studies education. He was the first player at Oneonta to be named to the All-Star Basketball Team and scored 400 points in three seasons in the time when there was jump ball after every basket. He earned a master’s degree in physical education from Cortland State Teachers College. In 1943 he began his teaching and coaching career at Gilford Central School. From 1944 to 1975 he taught physical education and coached at West Winfield Central School in West Winfield, N.Y. He coached all sports through his career and led teams to numerous undefeated seasons and league championships in football, basketball, baseball and track. A member of the New York State Coaches Association for 32 years, he received the certificate of merit several times from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. In 2000, he was inducted into the College of Oneonta Athletic Hall of Fame, and in 2003, he received the Distinguished Service Award from Mount Markham High School. An avid golfer who won numerous golf awards, he was a member of the Cedar Lake Club where he worked in the pro shop after retiring from coaching.

At the request of the deceased, the remains will be cremated. A memorial mass will be conducted at a later date at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church followed by interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Oneonta, N.Y. Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 23 Nov 2007.

Gene C. Sutton

Gene Carroll Sutton, 76, of 266 Keith Fork Road, Weston, went to be with his Heavenly Father at 8:28 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following a brief illness.

He was born March 22, 1930, at Mason, the adopted son of the late Hollie Sutton and Beula (Collins) Sutton.

On Nov. 20, 1983, he married Mary K. (Woodson) Sutton, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Connie Wamsley and husband, Marvin, of Buckhannon; one stepson, Dennis Woodson of Weston; one grandson, David Wamsley and wife, Maranda, of Buckhannon; and one stepgrandson, Dylan Woodson of Jane Lew. He is also survived by one great-grandson, Christopher Wamsley of Buckhannon; and his faithful pet, Stormy.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Nola Ann Wamsley.

Mr. Sutton graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School with the class of 1948. He was self-employed for several years as a contractor and retired as a crew supervisor from West Virginia Department of Transportation, District 7 Highway Division, Bridge Department, with 22 years of service. Mr. Sutton retired as a sergeant first class from the West Virginia Army National Guard, Detachment 1, 119th Engineer Co., with 22 years of service.

Mr. Sutton was a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge 7 of Buckhannon and the Loyal Order of Moose 598 of Buckhannon. He was also a member of the Buckhannon Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He was a Seven Day Baptist by faith. Mr. Sutton was an avid hunter and enjoyed camping. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Family and friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home at 730 N. Main Ave. in Weston. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bradley Tenney officiating, assisted by the Rev. Russell Furr. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew. Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements for Gene Carroll Sutton.  From 21 Feb 2007.

Larry Sweatt

Larry Sweatt, 63, a former resident of Sugarlands Community, Hambleton, and more recently a resident of Concord, N.C., departed this life early Saturday morning, March 10, 2007, at his home. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Thursday, March 15, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Larry Sweatt. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Mar 2007.

Larry Sweatt

Larry Sweatt, 63, a former resident of Sugarlands Community, Holly Meadows Community and more recently a resident of Concord, N.C., departed this life early Saturday morning, March 10, 2007, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Monday, Oct. 11, 1943, at Greenwood County, S.C., a son of the late Clyde Sweatt and Josephine Chastain Sweatt.

On April 19, 1974, at Greenville, S.C., he was married to the former Truby Jackson Sweatt, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Gene Sweatt of Greenwood, S.C.; three daughters, Belinda Davis, Lavinia Kellett and Keith, all of Greenville, S.C., and Michelle Dilly and husband, David, of the Moore Community; two brothers, Leon Sweatt and Buddy Sweatt, both of South Carolina; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were three brothers and two sisters.

He attended the schools of South Carolina. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the National Guard. He was a coal miner having worked for Mettikki Coal Co. and he was a diesel mechanic. He was an active member of Parsons Church of God at Parsons and was an avid outdoorsman.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Thursday, March 15, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Larry Sweatt. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Mar 2007.

Larry Sweatt

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 Thursday, March 15, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Larry Sweatt. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Mar 2007.

Barbara L. Swecker

Barbara Lee Swecker, a resident of Valley Head, passed away Monday, March 5, 2007, at her home.

She was born at Huttonsville, a daughter of the late John “Ted” Henline and the late Ursula Weese Henline.

On July 19, 1965, at Monterey, Va., she was married to Lester C. Swecker, who preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1998.

Surviving are siblings, Emogene Fisher of Weston, Mrs. Charles (Anita) Campbell of Bethel, Del., Milburn “Bud” Henline and wife, Vonda, of Monterville, Dorothy Channell of Weston, Gary Henline and wife, Mary, of Westminster, Md., Mrs. Joe (Bettie) Wyatt of Cowen, John Henline and wife, Patsy, of Beckley, Mrs. “Bud” (Sue) Lowery of Cowen, Stephen Henline and wife, Rhonda, of Cowen, Mrs. Mitch (Vicki) Tacy of Buckhannon, Mrs. Ray (Debbie) Giles of Cowen and Mrs. Tim (Kim) Whalen of Trenton, S.C. Several special nieces and nephews also survive.

Barbara attended the schools of Randolph County and was a former resident of Webster and Nicholas counties.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Terry Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow in Beale Cemetery at Mingo. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2428 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, W.Va. 25311. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Barbara Lee Swecker. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 7 Mar 2007.

Barbara L. Swecker

Barbara Lee Swecker, a resident of Valley Head, passed away Monday, March 5, 2007, at her home.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Terry Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow in Beale Cemetery at Mingo. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2428 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, W.Va. 25311. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Barbara Lee Swecker. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Mar 2007.

Clara Swecker

Clara Greth Swecker, 93, a resident of Route 1, Elkins, Faulkner Road, where she made her home with her son and daughter-in-law, Nolen and Dolores Swecker, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Thursday at her home.

She was born Feb. 22, 1914, at Circleville, a daughter of the late Oda Mullenax VanDevender.

She was married on May 8, 1931, to Harold L. Swecker who preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1990.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Nolen and Dolores Swecker, of Bowden; a granddaughter, Elaine Kirkpatrick and husband, Jeff, of Belington; and two great-grandchildren, Shawn and Julie Kirkpatrick.

Mrs. Swecker attended the schools of Pendleton County and graduated as valedictorian of her high school class. She, along with her husband, operated Sweck’s Restaurant and Motel near Elkins for many years. She was a member of the Randolph County Senior Center, Delphia Rebekah Lodge No. 62 and a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Delphia Rebekah Lodge No. 62 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Destry Daniels will officiate and interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens on the Airport Road. Memorial Contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mrs. Swecker.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Clara Greth Swecker. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 31 Aug 2007.

Janet Swiger

Mrs. Janet Raines Swiger, 59, a resident of Brownton, departed this life at 7:05 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 2, 1947, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Clyde Edward and Eunice Raines.

On Nov. 6 1987, she was united in marriage to Argyle Clay Swiger Jr., who survives at their residence in Brownton.

Mrs. Swiger is survived by two sons, John Raines of New Jersey and William David Mason of Philippi; five grandchildren, Johnny, Samantha, Hunter, Cody and Violet. Also surviving are several brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews.

She attended the schools of Randolph County, was a homemaker and helped her husband with the family business. She attended the New Covenant Church at Junior before becoming ill and was a Pentecostal by faith.

Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and on Thursday until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery at Philippi. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Janet Raines Swiger.  From 7 Mar 2007.

Leonard L. Swecker

Leonard Leo Swecker, 77, a resident of Newport, N.C,, and formerly of Elkins, departed this life Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at home.

He was born Feb. 18, 1930 at Elkwater, to the late Norm Swecker and Pearl Jane Ware.

He served in the U.S. Army for four years and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He retired from Huttonsville Correction Center after 14 years.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Ida Ruth Chenoweth; six children, Leonard Dale of Anaheim, Calif., Billy Joe Swecker and wife, Pam, of Havelock, N.C., Perry Lee Swecker and wife, Dawn, of Newark, Del., Anna Marie Shifflett of Newport, N.C., Kevin Glenn Swecker and wife, Kathy, of New Bern, N.C., and Patricia Gay Rippeth and husband, Mark, of Newport, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Tabitha Shifflett, Billy Joe Swecker Jr., Leonard Ray Swecker, Leisa La Dawn Swecker, Ann Marie Swecker, Christopher Blake Rippeth, Jaime Long and Rusty Long; and six great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Shifflett, Arianna Taitague, Jon Abbott Swecker, Emma Grace Wiggs, Joscelyn Daye and Rylea Long.

His memorial service was conducted at Munden Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Jack Mumford officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Carteret County, P.O. Box 1619, Morehead City, N.C. 28557. Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City, N.C.  From 5 Oct 2007.

Grace W. Swink

Grace Wellington Ryan Swink, 93, a resident of Parsons and of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center of Elkins, departed this life Saturday evening, Feb. 24, 2007, in the center.

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

Grace W. Swink

Grace Wellington Ryan Swink, 93, a resident of Parsons and a resident of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center of Elkins, departed this life Saturday evening, Feb. 24, 2007, at the center.

She was born Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1913, at Parsons, a daughter of the late William H. Ryan and Sarah Gilbert Ryan.

On Feb. 14, 1933, she was married to Frank William Swink, who preceded her in death April 1, 1976.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Donna Swink of Summit, Ky.; cousins, Dwight Dudley and wife, Shirley, Dwight David Dudley and wife, Paula, and Todd Christopher Dudley and wife, Lisa, all of Huntington.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by one son, Gary Ryan Swink; one daughter, Sue Ann Swink, who died at the age of 5; and one brother, William Ryan.

Grace was a member of First United Methodist Church of Parsons. She was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1931. She was employed with the federal prison service. She was a former member of Tucker County Senior Center Chorus and was past treasurer for Tucker County Alumni Association. She was a life member of Parsons Chapter 91 Order of the Eastern Star.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Thursday, March 1, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Parsons Chapter 91 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct ritualistic services prior to the funeral at 12.45 p.m. Pastor Allen Dale Crosten of First Baptist Church of Parsons will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery, where pallbearers will include Dwight David Dudley, Todd Christopher Dudley, Paul David Dudley, Bobby Phillips, Marvin “Bud” Parsons and Mike Nelson. The family offers thanks to the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center for their tenderness and excellence of care extended to Grace and also offers thanks to her many kind and dear friends. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Grace Wellington Ryan Swink. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Feb 2007.

Grace W. Swink

Grace Wellington Ryan Swink, 93, a resident of Parsons, and a resident of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center of Elkins, departed this life Saturday evening, Feb. 24, 2007, in the center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Grace Wellington Ryan Swink. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Feb 2007.

Charles L. Swisher

Charles Laurin Swisher, 98, of New Creek, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home.

Born on March 8, 1909, at New Creek, he was a son of the late John H. and Nettie Mae (Fleming) Swisher.

He also was preceded in death by his wives, Caroline Elizabeth (Williams) Swisher in 1959 and Eloise (Scherr) Hamilton Swisher in 1987; two brothers, Arnet Swisher and Ersel Hawvermale; and two sisters, Pauline Twigg and Lola Denton.

A graduate of the Keyser High School class of 1927, Mr. Swisher was head cheerleader and winner of the state oratory contest. He attended Potomac State College and taught in a one room schoolhouse for several years. He was in the grocery business in Sidney, Ohio, for 10 years where he was active in forming the Sidney Theatre Guild. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942, serving in Alaska and later at the Pentagon as a Technical Sgt. in the Medical Corps. He later worked for the Veteran’s Administration in both Huntington and Keyser.

World War II did not stop his love for the theater, and he directed several shows while in the Army. He opened Swisher’s Market in New Creek in 1950 where he ran a grocery store and butcher shop for over 30 years.

Mr. Swisher was a charter member and past president of the Mineral County Historical Society, speaking on many occasions about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. He also was a charter member of Apple Alley Players, and is best known for his role as “Uncle Dan” in the production, “McNeill’s Rangers” which he played for many summers. In 1991, a scholarship fund was established in his honor for a high school senior pursuing a career in the arts.

He was a lifetime member of Rees Chapel United Methodist Church in New Creek, where he was very active and taught Sunday school. He was president of the Mineral County Planning Commission from 1967-1973, during which a countywide water and sewage plan was developed. He was also a member of the Keyser Lions Club since 1946, serving as a past president, song leader for 40 years and attended many state and international conventions, being awarded Lion of the Year in 1988. He was also a member of Davis Lodge 51, A.F. & A.M. in Keyser for 60 years.

Surviving are his children, Dr. Sally Swisher of Charleston, Nancy Swisher of Iowa City, Iowa, Martha Johnson of Wilmington, Del., and Edward Hamilton of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Dr. Samuel Swisher-McClure, Jessie Swisher-McClure, Maxwell Turner, Joseph Turner and Tracy Johnson.

Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Friday, Aug, 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Rees Chapel United Methodist Church, New Creek, on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jack George officiating. Friends may also call at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Meadow Point Cemetery, Keyser.

The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to either the Charles Laurin Swisher Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 144, Keyser, W.Va. 26726 or to the Keyser Lions Club, c/o Joseph Bane, Treasurer, Rt. 3, Box 3076, Keyser, W.Va. 26726. Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Swisher’s obituary at www.smithfuneralhomes.net.  From 8 Aug 2007.

James L. Swisher

James Lee Swisher, 75, a well-known Elkins businessman and a resident of Beverly, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Nov. 27, 2007, at his home.

He was born Friday, Dec. 18, 1931, at Clarksburg, a son of the late Bernard Swisher and Virginia O. Cox Swisher.

On June 3, 1953, at Clarksburg, he was married to the former Anna Marie Huffman, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Brenda S. Jackson and husband, Terry, Linda L. Jones and husband, Larry, all of Elkins, and Rhea A. Weese and husband, Douglas, of Washington, Pa.; one sister, Loretta Gabbert of Clarksburg; six grandchildren, Jacob Jackson, Danielle Jones, Andrea Jones and Anthony Jones, all of Elkins, and Jonathan Weese and Nathan Weese, both of Washington, Pa.; three nieces, Donita Randolph, LeeAnn Gain and Gloria Fisher, all of Clarksburg; and special caregivers, Kim Rugemer, Donna Taylor and Ashley Rugemer.

Preceding him in death was one sister, Juanita Gain.

James was a graduate of the former Victory High School at Clarksburg with the class of 1950, and was a graduate of Salem College with the class of 1954 with an AB degree in industrial arts. He was a teacher at Beverly High School where he taught industrial arts and science from 1954 to 1957, worked as a draftsman at Metalab/Labcraft from 1957 to 1965, was vice president and general manager of Elkins Lumber Co. from 1966 to 1984, was co-owner of Kitzmiller Lumber Co. from 1978 to 1984 and from 1986 to the present, and, along with his wife, was owner and operator of Trickett Hardware.

James was a 50-year member and past master of Randolph Lodge 55 AF & AM, was a 50-year member and past high priest of Beverly Chapter 23 Royal Arch Masons, was a member of the Pilgrim Commandry 21 Knights Templar, the Charleston Valley Scottish Rite, the Fort Henry York Rite College 61 and was honored as Royal Arch Mason of the Year in 2004, presented by the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons. He was an avid outdoorsman and trapper.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Friday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert L. Baer Sr. will officiate and interment will follow at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Mount Clare where the Randolph Lodge 55 AF & AM will conduct Masonic graveside rites. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520-0760 or to the Randolph Lodge 55 AF & AM. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for James Lee Swisher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Nov 2007.

James L. Swisher

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Friday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert L. Baer Sr. will officiate and interment will follow at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Mount Clare where the Randolph Lodge 55 A.F. & A.M. will conduct Masonic graveside rites. The family suggests that expression of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520-0760 or to the Randolph Lodge 55 A.F. & A.M. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for James Lee Swisher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 29 Nov 2007.

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