The Elkins Intermountain, 21 April 2008

August Vilseck Jr.

A graveside interment for August K. Vilseck Jr. of Flat Rock, N.C., will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday April 26, in Maplewood Cemetery.  From 21 Apr 2008.

Betty L. Phillips

Betty Lou Hacker Phillips, 86, of Route 1, French Creek, died Friday, April 18, 2008.

She was born May 1, 1921, at Weston, a daughter of the late William Brenton and Flora Starcher Hacker. S

He was united in marriage Sept. 30, 1939 to Robert C. Phillips, who preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1986.

She is survived by two grandsons, Phillip Lee Phillips of French Creek and Robert Roscoe Phillips Jr. and wife, Kathy, of French Creek. She is also survived by one adopted daughter, Linda Lou Phillips of New Martinsville; and four great-grandchildren, Kailey, Heather, Rachel and Brooke Phillips all of French Creek.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Roscoe Phillips of French Creek; two sisters, Naomi Hacker Ward and Tressie Hacker; and two brothers, Harold J. Hacker and William Hacker.

Betty was a lifelong member of French Creek United Methodist Church, West Virginia Methodist Historical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution and West Virginia Farm Bureau for 62 years. She was also president of Historical Pioneer Association of French Creek. She was the retired owner of Hillpride Gift Shop in French Creek where she designed and manufactured jewelry for Hillpride Handmade Creations.

Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Nancy Killingsworth officiating. Interment will follow in French Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 21 Apr 2008.

Boyd D. Marteney

Boyd Drexel Marteney, 85, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, April 19, 2008, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born July 15, 1922, in Upshur County, a son of the late Drexel B. and Arba Gertrude Marteney Marteney.

On July 26, 1952, he married Alberta L. Nitz, who survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Boyd L. Marteney of Weston, Gary Marteney and wife, Donna, of Baltimore, Md., and Ryan Marteney of Buckhannon; two daughters, Victoria Abel and husband, Robert, of Buckhannon and Beth Ann Marteney of Buckhannon; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Crawford of Buckhannon.

Mr. Marteney worked for the city of Buckhannon Street Department for many years and was a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral Home with the Rev. Wease Day officiating. Burial will follow in Marteney Cemetery on Swamp Run. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 21 Apr 2008.

Christian Markley

Christian Avery Markley, infant son of James E. and Erica B. Pratt Markley of Bridgeport, passed away Saturday morning, April 19, 2008, in Children’s Hospital at Pittsburgh.

He was born at Pittsburgh on April 10, 2008.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Matthew Scott Pratt; his maternal grandparents, Lisa and Glen Pratt of Weston; his paternal grandparents, Rose Mary Goots Markley of Elkins and Edward J. and Elaine Markley of Mill Creek. An uncle, Chris Pratt of West Union; his aunt and uncle, Tammy and Harley Hefner of Martinsburg; and his great-grandparents, Vallie Goots of Elkins, Beatrice Markley of Mill Creek, Joyce R. Pratt and Norma Jean Golden, both of Weston, complete the family.

Even though Christian was with us only a short time, he was loved so much by his family, and the family appreciates the many prayers offered and concern shown during this time.

Condolences may be sent to the Markley family at burnsidefh@burnsidefuneralhome.com

Friends may call at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. when services will be conducted. Interment will follow in Bridgeport Cemetery. Burnside Funeral Home of Bridgeport services.  From 21 Apr 2008.

Gerald Pennington

Gerald Wayne “T.C.” Pennington, 45, a resident of the Blackman Flats community, Parsons, and more recently a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday morning, April 17, 2008, in the nursing home, after a long courageous fight with cancer.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Tuesday, April 22, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dick Gadd will officiate and interment will follow in Pennington Cemetery at Blackman Flats. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Gerald Wayne “T.C.” Pennington. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Apr 2008.

John W. Ours

John Wesley “JW” Exline Ours, 18, of Ellamore, drown Friday, April 18, 2008, in Stonewall Jackson Lake in Lewis County.

He was born Aug. 24, 1989, to John a and Cathy L. Ours of Ellamore.

JW was a senior at Buckhannon-Upshur High School and studying forestry at Fred Eberle Technical Center. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, an outdoorsman. He worked at CJ Maggies in Elkins. He was a Christian by faith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Golden and husband, Shawn, of Buckhannon, Rick Smith and wife, Jess, of Oak Hill, Kelley Bender and husband, Jaime, of Ellamore, Michele Stinson and husband, Justin, of Buckhannon, Brittany Exline and fiance, Dustin Tenney, of Ellamore, Billie Jo Ours and girlfriend, Stephanie Lantz, of Buckhannon, Katherine Exline and boyfriend, Luke Lane, of Ellamore and Jackson Exline of Ellamore. He was a loving uncle to six nephews, James Golden, John Golden, Scott Golden, Eric Golden, Jordan Bender and Connor Ours. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Clara and Jack Ours; grandmother, Grace Exline; and grandfather, Eugene Exline and wife, Ruth.

He will be loved and missed by all.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at New Life Tabernacle. Celebration of life services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Jeffrey Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Reger Chapel Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral cost. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 21 Apr 2008.

Kenneth Nottingham

Kenneth James Nottingham, 26, of Weston, died Thursday, April 17, 2008.

He was born June 30, 1981, at Buckhannon.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Rockie Nottingham Sr. and Andrea Nottingham of Buckhannon; and his mother and stepfather, Reni Morgan Durant and Tommy Durant of Buckhannon.

He was united in marriage on March 21, 2006 to Rebecca Queen Nottingham, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Trey Nottingham of Weston; three daughters, Hannah N. Nottingham, Samantha D. Nottingham and Natasha J. Nottingham, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; three brothers, Rockie Nottingham Jr., Joseph Nottingham and Jacob Nottingham, all of Buckhannon; one sister, Chrissy Jarrett of Buckhannon; paternal grandfather, James Brackie Nottingham of Gassaway; paternal grandmother, Louise Nottingham of Buckhannon; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Myron W. and Pamela Joy Queen, both of Buckhannon.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John L. Morgan and Betty Anglin.

Kenneth enjoyed playing the guitar and doing artwork.

Friends were received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted today at 11 a.m.. with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Kesling Mill Cemetery. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 21 Apr 2008.

Loyal W. Claypool

Loyal Wilson Claypool, 85, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.

He was born Feb. 25, 1923, in Upshur County, a son of the late Bernard and Mary Lane Claypool.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Leona Richardson Claypool; and two brothers, Junior and Charles G. Claypool.

He is survived by his second wife, Barbara Diehl Claypool of Buckhannon; two sons, Richard Wilson Claypool and wife, Virginia of Buckhannon and John Calvin Claypool and wife, Crystal, of Rock Cave; one daughter, Christine Marie Rowland of Buckhannon; three sisters, Pauline Fornash of Deerboren, Mich., Frances DeBarr of Parkersburg and Jean Carpenter of Buckhannon; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Claypool was the owner and operator of Claypool Lumber. He was a member of First Christian Church of Christ in Elkins and was retired from driving school bus in Upshur County after 21 years of service.

The interment of cremains will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Brown Cemetery in Crawford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Mr. Claypool’s name. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 21 Apr 2008.

Robert L. Taylor

Robert Lee Taylor, 45, of Channell Road, Mill Creek, passed away Friday, April 18, 2008, at 9:15 p.m. at his residence. Death was attributed to cancer.

Born Jan. 24, 1963, at Elkins, he was the son of Donald Taylor and Evelyn McCauley Taylor Gibson, who survive at Mill Creek.

On Nov. 19, 1998, he was united in marriage to the former Carla Renee Lewis, who survives in Mill Creek.

In addition the his parent and wife, Robert is also survived by a daughter, Courtney Rochelle Taylor, 16; and a son, Zachary Robert Taylor, 11, both at home; his stepmother, Marie Taylor of Mill Creek; his stepfather, Harold Gibson of Mill Creek; maternal grandmother, Myrtle McCauley of Mill Creek; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Linda Mersing and Don of Elkins; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold Lewis and Sue of Beverly. Also surviving are two sisters, Carla Armstrong and Sparky of Mill Creek; Rhonda Taylor of Martinsburg; two stepsisters, Serena Lambert and Jessica Lambert, both of Mill Creek; and two brothers, Rick Taylor and Kathy of Bell Crouch Road and Chad Taylor of Mill Creek. Several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and a host of friends also survived. Robert is also survived by many children whose lives he touched.

Robert owned and operated his won business in Mill Creek, CZ Logging, until becoming ill. He was an avid coon and deer hunter. He loved the outdoors and loved spending time with is family and friends. Robert touched many lives and will always be remembered in the hearts of those who loved him. He as a Protestant by faith.

Friends will be received at Runner Funeral Home chapel after 5 p.m. today. All family and friends are invited to celebrate Robert’s life. After the visitation, at the request of the deceased, the remains will be cremated. A private interment will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to Mountain Hospice in Robert’s name. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Lee Taylor.  From 21 Apr 2008.

Viola M. Griffith

Viola May Wiseman Bennett Griffith, 87, a resident of Beverly, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, April 20, 2008, in Good Samaritan Center at Belington.

She was born June 8, 1920, at Beverly, a daughter of the late Harvey Wiseman and the late Flora Amy Wiseman Bennett.

She was twice married, first to Ralph “Booge” Bennett, who preceded her in death and later to Harry Arden Griffith, who also preceded her in death. S

Surviving are a son, Bernard “Bernie” Bennett of Glenmore; a daughter, Norma Bennett Hornick and husband, Fred, of Scotts Lake Road, Beverly. One sister, Glenda Shell and husband, Jack, of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren, Debbie Cullen and husband, Chris, of Castalia, Ohio, Tim Hornick and wife, Brenda, of Beverly, Sherri Marstiller and husband, Cliff, of Elkins, Kim Webley and husband, Edgar, of North Carolina, Scott Bennett and wife, Joanna, of Tornado, Kathy Kelly of Elkins, Phil Barrick of Kerens and Ralph Barrick and wife, Tara, of Pearland, Texas; and 12 great-grandchildren, five great-great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Naomi Bennett Barrick; a daughter-in-law, Teressa “Pat” Bennett; a granddaughter, Shiela Diane Barrick ;and a brother who died at birth.

Mrs. Griffith attended school at Beverly and worked for many families in the Beverly and Elkins areas. She was a member of the Kerens Community Education Outreach Society which she enjoyed for many years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Elkins where she attended faithfully prior to entering the Good Samaritan Center where she made many friends who loved her dearly. She was a very loving, caring, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She made many friends throughout the years and touched many lives during her life.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald Reynolds and Pastor Ralph Andrus officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Viola May Wiseman Bennett Griffith.  From 21 Apr 2008.

William V. Zirk

Wilma Virginia Eye Shaver Zirk, 94, of Franklin and formerly of Milan, died Saturday, April 19, 2008, in Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Franklin with the Revs. Craig and Wendy Richter officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Kimble Funeral Home services.  From 21 Apr 2008.

The Elkins Intermountain, 22 April 2008

Betty A. Poling

Betty Ann Poling, 73, of Route 2, Moatsville, died Monday morning, April 21, 2008, at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 13, 1934, at Kasson, a daughter of the late Thomas Hugh and Goldie Bell (Kelley) Hardin.

On Jan. 19, 1952, at Nestorville, she was married to Donald Joe Poling, who survives at Route 2, Moatsville.

Also surviving are three daughters, Donna Jean Griffith and husband, “Sonny”, twin daughters, Judy Sue Poling and Trudy Lou Lewis and husband, “Ernie,” all of Thornton; one son, Kevin Scott Poling of Moatsville; one brother, Duard Gene Hardin Sr. of Moatsville; one sister, Peggy Amelia Parsons of Parsons; grandchildren, Jamie Poling Hollen, Jeremy Poling, Joseph Poling, Brandon Poling, Krystie Poling, Bryan Griffith, Casey Griffith, Kylie Griffith, Cody Griffith, Amanda Poling, Matthew Poling, Gina Marie Frazier, Melony Shaffer, Brittany Williams and Brealynne Williams; great-grandchildren, Joshua Hollen, Isacc Poling, Tyler Adams, Shayla Poling, Hailey Poling, Alyssa Griffith, Aliya Shaffer; and an unborn great-grandchild, Taryn Roxanne Poling.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Dean Poling and Gary Lynn Poling; by a sister, Jo Claire Corder; and by a special aunt, Agnes Haller.

Mrs. Poling was a homemaker. She was a member of Kasson United Methodist Church and Philippi Chapter 41, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a consummate wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her grandchildren, sewing, country music and, along with her husband, enjoyed watching “dirt track” racing at the area tracks.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St., Philippi. The Rev. James “Sonny” Griffith will officiate and interment will follow in Mt. Morris Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9: a.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, on Thursday. Philippi Chapter 41, O.E.S. will conduct services at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.   From 22 Apr 2008.

Edith M. Stafford

Edith Mae Stafford, 89, of Route 1 Philippi, a loving mother and grandmother, died on Monday April 21, 2008, in Broaddus Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 6, 1918, in Pocahontas County, a daughter of the late Cecil and Stella (Waugh) Gay

. She was united in marriage June 9, 1938 to Harry Stafford, a coal miner, who preceded her in death on March 19, 1991.

Ms Stafford is survived by one son, Robert Stafford of Philippi; three daughters, Phyllis Moore and husband, Duane, of Anderson, Ind., Carolyn Hubert and husband, Richard, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Barbara Lindsay, wife of the late Pete Lindsay, of Hot Springs, Va.; and 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Ms Stafford is also survived by sisters, Opal Byrd of Hubert, N.C., Madge Fair of Springborough, Ohio, Grace Mynuk of Marlinton, Jeanne Stankevich of Levittown, Pa., and Patricia Sharp of Jacksonville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth; and brothers Samuel, Steryl Jr., Merle, Jim and Albert Gay.

Edith was a member of Volga EUB Church and was retired from the Barbour County School System. She was well known and loved by hundreds of Philip Barbour students and school administrators whom she loved and assisted through her long and dedicated career. Over a period of more than 20 years, she handled the school lunch program, the bookstore, the canteen and was nurse for many injured or sick youngsters. In addition, for 18 years, many evenings would find her on duty as manager for the athletic concession stands.

The family gives heartfelt thanks to the staff of Mansfield Place Long-Term and Broaddus Hospital for their loving care.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, Philippi on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday April 24, at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Hebron Cemetery on Carrollton Road. Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may be made to Philip Barbour Athletic Department, in care of Tammy Martin, 99 Horseshoe Drive, Philippi, W.Va. 26416 or Philip Barbour Band, in care of Lilah Phillips 301 Shenandoah Lane, Philippi, W.Va. 26416. Wright Funeral Home Services.  From 22 Apr 2008.

Helen P. Sutton

Helen P. Sutton, 92, of Cortland, Ohio, died Thursday, April 17, 2008, in Cortland Quality Care.

She was born Nov. 21, 1915, at Helvetia, the daughter of Herman and Babette (Kolar) Schneider.

Helen attended Pickens High School and went on to become a school teacher for Randolph County Schools. She was also a member of Pithian Sisters and a member of Helvetia Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Edward A. Sutton; a daughter, Barbara (Sutton) Waggoner of Cortland, Ohio; two sons, George E. Sutton of Mechanicsville, Va., and David H. Sutton of Webster, N.H.; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Fowler Community Church, 4665 Wilson Sharpsville Road, Fowler, Ohio 44418 with the Rev. Dan Cale and the Rev. Joel Dickson officiating. Interment will follow in Dugan Cemetery in Fowler Township, Cortland, Ohio. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at McFarland & Son Funeral Home, 271 North Park Ave, Warren, Ohio 44481. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1296 Tod Place N.W., Warren, Ohio 44585 or to Fowler Community Church Memorial Fund, 4665 Wilson Sharpsville Road, P.O. Box 5, Fowler, Ohio 44418 Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland & Son Funeral Services Co., 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio 44481. Visit www.mcfarlandfuneral.com to view this obituary and send condolences.  From 22 Apr 2008.

Robert N. Slayton

Robert Neil Slayton, 83, a former resident of Coalton, and more recently a resident of Nella’s Inc., departed this life Monday afternoon, April 21, 2008, in the nursing home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Robert Neil Slayton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 22 Apr 2008.

Thomas E. Sinsel

Mr. Thomas Earl Sinsel, 76, of Yemassee, S.C., passed away April 7, 2008, in Beaufort Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 22, 1931, at Philippi, the son of the late Monzell Sinsel and Verdia Ketchum Sinsel.

A Bronze Star recipient, Mr. Sinsel retired from the U.S. Army in 1969, having served his country in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. After retiring from the military, he worked as a machinist for the West Virginia State Road Department and was a talented country and western singer, having performed at many events in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Low Country of South Carolina. He was a member of Yemassee Baptist Church and the church choir.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Boyd, Brady, Denzil, Junior, Ivan and Gerald Sinsel.

He is survived by two brothers, Adrian Sinsel of Philippi and James Sinsel of Grand Blanc, Mich.

He was previously married to the former Norma Ellen Wilfong of Buckhannon for 25 years. They had three children, Thomas Junior Sinsel and wife, Cindy, of Perkasie, Pa., Rhonda Cerullo and husband, Mark and Crystal Zickefoose and husband, Scott, of Buckhannon; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his wife of 28 years, Marie Mixson Sinsel; and three sons, Rodney McNaughton, Brian McNaughton and wife, Leslie, and Mark McNaughton and wife, Dee, all of Yemassee, S.C. ; and nine grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made to www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com/index.cfm. Beeples-Rhoden Funeral Home service.  From 22 Apr 2008.

Viola M. Griffith

Viola May Wiseman Bennett Griffith, 87, a resident of Beverly, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, April 20, 2008, in Good Samaritan Center at Belington.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald Reynolds and Pastor Ralph Andrus officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Viola May Wiseman Bennett Griffith.  From 22 Apr 2008. 

The Elkins Intermountain, 23 April 2008

Douglas T. Idleman

Douglas Trenton Idleman, 54, of Maysville, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at his home after a courageous battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Friends called at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg on Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Otterbein United Methodist Church with the Revs. Stanley Kile, Ann W. Harrison and Paul Dye officiating. Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery.  From 23 Apr 2008.

Vera L. Marple

Vera L. Marple, 68, of Buckhannon, died Monday, April 21, 2008, in Wishing Well Health Center in Fairmont.

She was born June 18, 1939, at Curtain, a daughter of the late Odie and Monna Grace Chipps Hamrick.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Hamrick.

She is survived by one son, David W. Marple and wife, Joni, of Buckhannon; two daughters, Cheryl D. Marple of Fairmont and Sheila L. Minick of Umatilla, Fla.,; five grandsons, Daniel Marple, Travis Wilfong, Joshua Wilfong, Dusty Marple and Dalton Marple, all of Buckhannon; one great-grandson, Landon Marple of Buckhannon; and three sisters, Betty Smith of Fairmont, Dixie Kennedy of Buckhannon and Anna Marie Sutch of Mentor, Ohio.

Mrs. Marple was a bookkeeper, a member of Christian Fellowship Church and an active member of the Women of the Moose.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial Will follow in Heavner Cemetery in 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 Apr 2008.

The Elkins Intermountain, 24 April 2008

Crystal D. Moore

Crystal Dawn Moore, 29, a resident of 734 Jordan Springs Road, passed away Monday, April 21, 2008 at 1:40 p.m. in Winchester Medical Center. Death was sudden and unexpected.

She was born March 23, 1979, a daughter of Tommy Moore of Elkins and Marsha Fortney Moore, who also survives.

Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 24 Apr 2008.

Douglas T. Idleman

Douglas Trenton Idleman, 54, of Maysville, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at his home after a courageous battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.\

Friends called at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg on Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Otterbein United Methodist Church with the Revs. Stanley Kile, Ann W. Harrison and Paul Dye officiating. Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery.  From 24 Apr 2008.

Leonard Wamsley

Leonard Warren Wamsley, 86, of Walker, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born Nov. 11, 1921, at Sand Run, Upshur County, a son of the late Ralph and Della Tenney Wamsley.

Mr. Wamsley was a former coal miner, timber cutter and previously owned and operated his own general store in Walker. He was a U.S. Sixth Army veteran, having served in the battle for the Phillipines where he was wounded twice in combat. He was extremely proud of his military service.

He is survived by one son, Erwin R. Wamsley and wife, Dara, of Mineral Wells; three sisters, Varna Evans, Rosie Bennett and Angie Kittle; one brother, Ronsdale Wamsley; two grandchildren, Damon Wamsley and fiance, Shannon Sullivan, of Parkersburg and Tabitha Linch and husband, David, of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth DeVaughn Wamsley, in July 1994; and six other brothers and sisters.

Farewells to Mr. Wamsley will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in Walker IOOF Cemetery at Walker. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Parkersburg is assisting the family with arrangements. A guest book is available for sending online condolences to the family at www.lamberttatman.com.  From 24 Apr 2008.

The Elkins Intermountain, 25 April 2008

Crystal D. Moore

Crystal Dawn Moore, 29, of Stephenson, Va., passed away April 21, 2008, in Winchester Medical Center.

Crystal was born March 23, 1979, at Elkins, the daughter of Tommy G. Moore and fiancee, Amy Sharp, of Elkins and Marsha L. Fortney Moore and fiance, Rick Lint, of Stephenson, Va.

She is also survived by her fiance, Zachery Szalma of Stephenson, Va.; one sister, Angela L. Moore Cuneo of Elkins; one niece, Abigail P. Cuneo and one nephew, Malachi J. Currence, both of Elkins; grandparents, Glen and Frances Moore of Elkins, Marshall and Karen Fortney of Dailey and Jack and Nadine Moore of Goldsboro, N.C.; and several very loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one uncle, Rodney Fortney.

Crystal attended the schools of Randolph County.

The immediate family will be received at Runner Funeral Home on Saturday, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friends and family will be received from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., services will be conducted with the Rev. Dennis McCauley officiating. At Crystal’s last request, her remains will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marsha Moore, 734 Jordan Springs Road, Stephenson, Va. 22656. Arrangements are entrusted to Runner Funeral Home 121 Davis St. in Elkins.  From 25 Apr 2008. 

Edward R. Cassell Jr

Edward R. Cassell Jr., 81, of Arbovale passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.

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. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will  From 25 Apr 2008. 

Kyle M. Hollen

Kyle Mark Hollen, 81, a resident of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, and a former resident of Maple Avenue, Philippi, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2008, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 25, 1926, at Philippi, a son of the late Blonda Sr. and Grace (Boehm) Hollen.

He was united in marriage on Dec. 26, 1946 to Helen Kathleen (Bennett) Hollen, who preceded him in death Feb. 23, 2008.

Surviving are three sons, Mark and wife, Eloise Hollen, of Valley Furnace, Jeff and wife, Shelley Hollen, of Belington and Joel and wife, Becky Hollen, of Elkins; two brothers, Blonda Junior and wife, Elizabeth Hollen, of Philippi and Kermit Hollen of Bridgeport; and seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hollen was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Bill Hollen.

Mr. Hollen retired as a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed countless hours in his shop woodworking. He was a member of the American Legion Post 44 and Philippi Baptist Church.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ,the service hour with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home Services.  From 25 Apr 2008. 

Mary M. Cash

Mary Margaret Baire Cash 72, a resident of Files Creek Road, Beverly, departed this life Wednesday evening, April 23, 2008, at her residence.

She was born May 30, 1935, at Brounland, a daughter of the late Hobert and Grace Baire.

She was married to Ron Cash, who survives at Beverly.

Also surviving are one son, Ronnie Wayne Cash Jr. and wife, Diane, of Valley Bend; and two daughters, Kathy Cash Eye and husband, Mike, of Moyers and Lisa Cash Johnson and husband, Albert Johnson, of Elkins. She also leaves behind her cherished grandson and granddaughter, CJ Johnson and Carrie Johnson, both of Elkins.

One sister, Madge Baire of Cleveland, Ohio; and one brother, Alex Baire of Brounland also survive.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Oather and Hillard Baire; and one sister, Lucille Baire Wood.

Margaret was employed by Yankee Photo, Cohen Drug Co. and the Charleston Gazette in Charleston before relocating to her present address. After moving to Beverly, she was employed by K-Mart Greeting Card Co. She later became co-owner of two service and convenience store locations around the Elkins area. When not employed, she was a dedicated homemaker. She loved her flowers and vegetable gardens. She also loved shopping with her two daughters and granddaughter. Margaret was a Christian and a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church near Beverly.

Friends may call at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins on Saturday, April 26, from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Leon Brown will officiate and interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery near Beverly. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in the form of a donation to the American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Boulevard, Suite 6 and 7, Charleston, W.Va. 25309. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Margaret Baire Cash. Condolence may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 25 Apr 2008. 

Robert N. Slayton

Robert Neil Slayton 83, a former resident of Coalton, and more recently a resident of Nellas Inc. at Crystal Springs, departed this life Monday afternoon, April 21, 2008, in the nursing home.

He was born Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1924, at Coalton, a son of the late Cam Slayton and Dolly Catherine Jackson Slayton.

Surviving him are one brother, Ronald Brent Slayton; six nephews and three nieces; and several great- nephews and great-nieces.

Preceding him in death besides his parents are one brother, Richard Burton Slayton,; and one infant sister, Mary Francis Slayton.

Mr. Slayton was a graduate of Coalton High School with the class of 1942, was a retired coal miner having last been employed by West Virginia Coal and Coke at Norton. He also had worked odd jobs for his friends and neighbors at Coalton.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins today from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Tristan Tenney will officiate and interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens, formerly the IOOF Cemetery, at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Neil Slayton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 25 Apr 2008. 

The Elkins Intermountain, 26 April 2008

Arvella K. Cobb

Arvella “Jackie” Kimble Cobb, 78, died April 23, 2008, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. She was a resident of Valley Street at Petersburg.

Arvella was born March 11, 1930, at Smoke Hole, a daughter of the late John E. Kimble and Zadie Kisamore Kimble.

She was retired from Grand Union at Forestville, Md., in 1979. She worked at Grand Union as a cashier for more than 20 years. She grew up in the Church of God and was a member of the American Legion Auxillary Post 78 at Petersburg.

She is survived by two sisters, Thelma Mullenax of Petersburg and Joy Lambert of Upper Tract; two brothers, Carl Kimble of Petersburg and Harlan Kimble of Upper Tract; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Virgil Kimble, Eston Kimble, Alvie Kimble and Ison Kimble; and three sisters, Dolly Kile, Evelyn Huffman and Emily May.

Family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Basagic Funeral Home at Petersburg. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Kenneth Phares officiating in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home at Petersburg. Burial will follow at the Cherry Hill Cemetery at Uppertract.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ruby Memorial Hospital or to the donor’s choice. Basagic Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 Apr 2008.

Crystal D. Moore

Crystal Dawn Moore, 29, of Stephenson, Va., passed away April 21, 2008, in Winchester Medical Center.

Crystal was born March 23, 1979, at Elkins, the daughter of Tommy G. Moore and fiancee, Amy Sharp, of Elkins and Marsha L. Fortney Moore and fiance, Rick Lint, of Stephenson, Va.

She is also survived by one son, Eric D. “Little Man” Wegman, and one daughter, Katelynn L. “Katie Bug” Wegman, both of Valley Bend; her fiance, Zachery Szalma of Stephenson, Va.; one sister, Angela L. Moore Cuneo and fiance, Marlie Currence, of Elkins; one niece, Abigail P. Cuneo, and one nephew, Malachi J. Currence, both of Elkins; grandparents, Glen and Frances Moore of Elkins, Marshall and Karen Fortney of Dailey and Jack and Nadine Moore of Goldsboro, N.C.; and several very loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one uncle, Rodney Fortney.

Crystal attended the schools of Randolph County.

The immediate family will be received at Runner Funeral Home today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friends and family will be received after 3 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., services will be conducted with the Rev. Dennis McCauley officiating. At Crystal’s last request, her remains will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marsha Moore, 734 Jordan Springs Road, Stephenson, Va. 22656. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 Apr 2008.

Kyle M. Hollen

Kyle Mark Hollen, 81, a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center and a former resident of Maple Avenue, Philippi, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2008, in Davis Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 25, 1926, at Philippi, a son of the late Blonda Sr. and Grace (Boehm) Hollen.

He was united in marriage Dec. 26, 1946, to Helen Kathleen (Bennett) Hollen, who preceded him in death Feb. 23, 2008.

Surviving are three sons, Mark and wife, Eloise Hollen, of Valley Furnace, Jeff and wife, Shelley Hollen, of Belington and Joel and wife, Becky Hollen, of Elkins; two brothers, Blonda Jr. and wife, Elizabeth Hollen, of Philippi and Kermit Hollen of Bridgeport; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hollen was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Bill Hollen.

Mr. Hollen retired as a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed countless hours in his shop woodworking. He was a member of American Legion Post 44 and the Philippi Baptist Church.

Friends were received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, Friday and will be received today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour, with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with the honor guard of American Legion Post 44 conducting full military rites. Wright Funeral Home Services.  From 26 Apr 2008.

Mary M. Cash

Mary Margaret Baire Cash, 72, a resident of Files Creek Road, Beverly, departed this life Wednesday evening, April 23, 2008, at her residence.

Friends may call at the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins today from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. Rev. Leon Brown will officiate and interment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery near Beverly.  From 26 Apr 2008.

Vera A. Ogden

Mrs. Vera Ava Brady Ogden, 96, a resident of the Brian Center at Columbia, S.C., died Friday, April 25, 2008, in the nursing home.

She was born April 9, 1912, in Carter, a daughter of the late John Curtis and Nola Walen Riggleman Brady.

She was a previous resident of Thomasville, N.C., since 1978 before moving to Lexington, S.C., in 1999.

She was the oldest living member of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church in Thomasville, N.C., and was a member of the Lora Bradshaw Sunday School Class. She loved attending church as long as her health permitted.

On July 3, 1937, she was married to Margil Roscoe Ogden, who died September 28, 1996.

She is survived by a daughter, Marie Ogden Parkinson and her husband, Richard, of Lexington, S.C.; a son, Duane Ogden and his wife, Loretta, of Thomasville, N.C.; three granddaughters, Teresa Ogden Lowe and her husband, Doug, of Thomasville N.C., Melanie Parkinson of Lexington, S.C., and Melissa Cook and her husband, Edd, of Matthews, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, David and Alana Lowe of Thomasville, N.C., and Parker Cook of Matthews, N.C.

Graveside services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Rock Cave Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, 422 Liberty Drive, Thomasville, N.C. 27360 or to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607-3000. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 Apr 2008.