The Elkins Intermountain, 19 October 2009

Austin L. Eagle

Austin Lee Eagle, newborn son of Timothy Michael Eagle and Christina Henline of Century, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Steven and Melinda Henline of Buckhannon; paternal grandfather, Brad Eagle of Buckhannon; paternal grandmother, Donna Eagle of Century; maternal great-grandmother, Deloris Henline of Buckhannon; three aunts, Jennifer Perrine of Buckhannon, Misty Clevenger of Philippi and Jamie Workman of Buckhannon; and two uncles, Brand and Chris Eagle of Buckhannon.

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 19 Oct 2009.

Forrest H. Kelley

Mr. Forrest H. "Bus" Kelley, 93, a resident of Route 92, Sugar Creek community near Belington, departed this life at 1:25 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his residence. He had been in failing health for the past two months.

He was born Oct. 27, 1915, in the Sugar Creek community near Belington, a son of the late John M. and Zella Dale Bennett Kelley.

On July 24, 1956, he was united in marriage to the former Justine LaMaryland Poe, who resides at their home in the Sugar Creek community.

Mr. Kelley is survived by one son, F. Kevin Kelley and wife, Sue, of Belington; one daughter, Pat Paolini and husband, Julie, of Stowe, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Karen Price of Chesterfield, Mo,; one sister-in-law, Marie Kelley of Philippi; three grandchildren, Ryan and Justin Kelley of Belington, Joey Paolini and wife, Hope, of Canton, Ohio; and one great-grandchild, Jordon Paolini of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harold "Jake" Kelley; and two sisters, Anna Poling and Genevieve "Ginny" Phillips.

Mr. Kelley graduated from the Belington High School and Alderson-Broaddus College where he had earned a teaching degree. Bus furthered his higher education by earning a master's degree from West Virginia University. Bus was employed by Barbour County School system and was a well known teacher and principal throughout Barbour County. He attended Sugar Creek United Methodist Church where he taught the adult Sunday school class for numerous years.

Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St. in Belington from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the Sugar Creek United Methodist Church. Final rites will be conducted from the church sanctuary at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Destry Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery near Belington.

Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Forrest H. "Bus" Kelley. Condolences can be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Oct 2009.

Helena P. Thacker

Helena P. Thacker, 100, a resident of Colonial Place in Elkins, and a former resident of Philippi, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in Colonial Place.

She was born Nov. 1, 1908, at Athens, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ralph and Lucia Gazzelle Antorietto natives of Ruta, Italy.

She was united in marriage in 1939 to Victor H. Thacker, who preceded her in death in 1977.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ellen Sparks and, the late Walter G. Sparks III, of Philippi; one son, Victor L. and wife, Mary T. Thacker, of Elkins; four grandchildren, Walter G. Sparks IV, Kent Sparks, Sarah Humpa and Susannah McGowan; and 10 great-grandchildren; Savanna, Madalyn, Arrington, Braylyn, Connely Sparks, Kathleen, Kristina, Eric Humpa, Javier and Aurora McGowan.

Mrs. Thacker was preceded in death by three sisters, Jospehine Burke, Dora Antorigtto and Mary A. McKay; and one brother, Paul Antorietto.

Mrs. Thacker was a retired school teacher for the Barbour County School system. Mrs. Thacker was a member of the Crim Memorial United Methodist Church.

Friends were received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi Sunday and will be received today from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour with the Rev. Alicia Rapking officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 19 Oct 2009.

Honest Glendening

Mr. Honest Doyle Glendening, 98, a resident of Junior, more recently of Talbott Personal Care Home in Belington, departed this life at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in the personal care facility. He had been in failing health for the past 12 months.

He was born Aug. 16, 1911, at Junior, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glendening.

He was united in marriage to the former Margaret Ellen Moore, who preceded him in death in 2001.

Mr. Glendening is survived by one son, Donnie Glendening of Junior; three grandchildren, Steven Lee Glendening, Mark Smearman and Rick Smearman. Great-grandchildren surviving are Steven Lee Glendening Jr., Misty Lee Gregg, Katie Smearman and Jason Smearman and Joshua and Jeremiah Smearman. He is also survived by two brothers, two sisters and several half brothers and half sisters.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Doyle Murl Glendening; one daughter, Thelma Smearman; one infant son, Frankie Lee Glendening; one grandson, Timothy Joe Glendening; and two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Glendening attended the schools of Barbour County, was coal miner most of his adult life and was United Brethren by faith.

Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St. in Belington from 5 p.m. to 9p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, and again on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doyle N. Ryder officiating. Interment will follow in the Knights of Pythias Mountain View Cemetery near Junior.

Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Honest Doyle Glendening. Condolences can be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Oct 2009.

Nelda M. Kisner

Nelda Marlene White Kisner, 63, a resident of Elkins, departed this life early Saturday morning, Oct. 17, 2009, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past five years and death was attributed to heart failure and pneumonia.

She was born Thursday, Dec. 13, 1945, at Hendricks, a daughter of the late Forrest White and Alice Collett Helmick White.

Surviving are one daughter, Marlene White Arbogast and husband, Sherman, of Beverly, with whom Nelda had made her home; one son, Roger Kisner of Beverly, one sister, Pamela McSpadden Peters and husband, Bob, of Beverly; five brothers, Harold White of Elkins, Roger White and wife, Nancy, of Beverly, Scottie White of Dailey, Kennie White of Kingsport, Tenn., and Denny White and wife, Debbie, of New Castle, Va.; one stepbrother, June Helmick of Bretz; nine grandchildren, Dominic, Anthony, Brayden, Briella, Brynnlee, Dusty, Morgan Arbogast and Destiny and Dakota Kisner, all of which she spent time with daily and have unique ways of remembering their grandma.

Preceding her in death were five brothers, Bob, Forrest, William, Carl, James and Howard White; one sister, Margaret Roby; and one stepbrother, Ralph Helmick.

She attended the Hamrick School at Hendricks, was a homemaker, had worked at different home health agencies and took care of several individuals in the Randolph County area before becoming disabled. She never met a stranger. She enjoyed riding through parades waving at all the people and listening to Eloise Mann sing on the Sunday Show, but her real passion were her grandchildren, whom she especially enjoyed spending her Sundays with and taking turns riding them around on her lap in her wheelchair. She was known as a sweet lady that lived life to the fullest enjoying every minute.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jack Howell will officiate and interment will follow in the Collett Cemetery at Hendricks.

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Nelda Marlene White Kisner. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Oct 2009.

Richard L. Pugh

Richard L. Pugh, 76, of Weston, and formerly of Helvetia, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

He was born March 18, 1933, at Helvetia, a son of the late John and Lela Smith Pugh.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Pugh; sister, Bernadine Wooten; and brother, Ray Pugh.

Surviving are three sons, Bobby Pugh of Virginia, Luke Pugh and wife, Nancy, of Jane Lew and Gail Pugh of Weston; 13 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-granddaughter; and brother, Duaine Dean of Helvetia.

Mr. Pugh had worked for the West Virginia Division of Highways at Pickens, the Weston State Hospital and was a logger. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

The family will received friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church at Czar. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with James P. Morgan Jr. and Pastor Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Richard L. Pugh. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com.  From 19 Oct 2009.

Terry Lemasters

Terry Dean Lemasters, 48, of Bell Crouch Road, Huttonsville, entered into eternal rest Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

He was born Thursday, Jan. 26, 1961, at Fairmont, a son of Ruth Ellen Miller Lemasters and the late Arizona Allen Lemasters.

He attended the schools of Marion and Randolph counties. He was employed as a construction worker for several years before becoming disabled. Terry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed squirrel and deer hunting. He loved spending time with his dog "Bandit." He looked forward to hunting season at Thanksgiving and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his father, Arizona Allen Lemasters, who passed away Oct. 6, 1999, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Gail and Allie Miller; and paternal grandparents. Ruben and Lillie Lemasters.

Terry's survivors include his loving companion of 25 years, Frances Blankenship of Huttonsville; one son, Gage Martin of Huttonsville,; one stepson, Darren Blankenship of Elkins; one stepdaughter, Rebecca Blankenship of Valley Bend; mother, Ruth Ellen Miller Lemasters of Huttonsville; four sisters, Molly Rice and husband, Charlie, of Fort Mill, S.C., Christal Wamsley and husband, Dennis, of Huttonsville, Nancy Kay Lemasters and fiance, Pete Joe Male, of Lumberport and Stephanie Sharp and husband, Donnie, of Valley Head; one brother, Thomas Allen Lemasters and wife, Donna, of Valley Bend; five aunts and three uncles William and Stella Gibson, Thomas and Janice Miller, Walter and Kathy Miller, Ruby Miller and Elma Lemasters; cousins, Jeff Miller, Rodney Miller, Alan and Teddy Gibson, Ricky Abbott, Alyne Marchant, Nathan Lemasters and Dora and Paulette Lemasters; four nieces, seven nephews, one great-niece and one great-nephew; several friends; and his dog, "Bandit."

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Randolph Funeral Home, P.O. Box 243, Valley Bend, W.Va. 26293, for Terry Dean Lemasters.

Terry's family would like Terry to be remembered as a loving companion, father, son, brother and friend who never met a stranger.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. until1 noon at The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 100 Meadow Lane in Valley Bend. Funeral services will be Tuesday at noon at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Keith Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Lemasters Family Cemetery in Big Run at Mannington.

Arrangements for Terry Dean Lemasters have been entrusted to The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Oct 2009.

Vera D. Frederick

Vera Doris Frederick, 89, of Weston, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, in Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew, following an extended illness.

She was born May 2, 1920, a daughter of the late Mason L. Wolfe and Amelia Scott Wolfe.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph August Frederick on Aug. 24, 2001; three sisters, Zelda Dean, Ernestine Miller and Elizabeth Hines; and an infant brother.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Gandee and husband, Henry, of Clendenin; three grandsons, Stephen Gandee and wife, Tamra, of Jane Lew, Thomas Gandee of Anchorage, Alaska, and Joseph Gandee and fiancee, Tamberly Dennison of Fairmont; three great-grandchildren, Stephenee Gandee, Andrew Gandee and Nathan Gandee; one brother-in-law, Carrel Miller; and several nieces and nephews.

Vera worked at West Virginia Specialty Glass during World War II as a decorator, was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church in Buckhannon.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. today at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave. in Weston. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Poling officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Hermon Cemetery at Buckhannon.

Boyle Funeral Home in Weston.  From 19 Oct 2009.

William Mallonee

William R. Mallonee, 36, of Clarksburg, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

He was born Sept. 22, 1973, at Bellevue, Ohio, a son of the Rev. Gary L. Mallonee of Buckhannon and Nancy Smallwood Taylor of Mills Spring, Mo.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Sabrina Lee of Charleston; a stepmother, Lois Serrine of Buckhannon; a stepfather, Leonard Taylor of Mills Spring, Mo.; a brother, Gary Thomas Mallonee of Buckhannon; paternal grandmother, Miriam Mallonee of Buckhannon; and two stepsisters, Sandra and Mary Serrine of Buckhannon.

Bill was a concrete finisher for Loudon Valley Construction.

Friends will be received Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Poling-St.Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mary Ellen Finegan officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Elim House, P.O. Box 69, Madison Heights, Va. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St.Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 19 Oct 2009.

The Elkins Intermountain, 20 October 2009

Charles Heartwell III

Charles Monroe Heartwell III departed this life Monday morning, Oct. 19, 2009, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. He had been in declining health.

He was born May 16, 1937, at Norfolk,Va., a son of the late Charles Monroe Heartwell Jr. and Marjorie Elmore Heartwell.

He was twice married. First to Marjorie Sue Melson, who preceded him in death. Second on Oct, 28, 1995, at Elkins, he was married to Carolyn Jewell Thomason, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Craig Hunter Heartwell and wife, Heather, of Herndon, Va.; one daughter, Catherine Marie Heartwell of Hampton, Va.; one stepson, Daris Wilson Rosencrance and wife, Cindy, of Flemington; one stepdaughter, Stephanie Dawn Swecker and husband, Paul "Doug," of Dailey; two grandchildren, Jordan and Harvest Heartwell; and four stepgrandchildren, Joshua and Brooke Swecker and Celeste and Bryan Rosencrance.

He was a graduate of Maury High School in Virginia. He attended Old Dominion. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and also a graduate of the University of Colorado with a doctorate in fisheries. He was a Christian by faith and attended church regularly until his illness. He was employed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources until his retirement in 1997. He was a professional fly tier, owning and operating Charlie's Charmers. He sold flies all over the United States. He had the privilege to provide flies to President George H. Bush for his birthday and for Vice President Dick Cheney.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Kevin Gainer will officiate and interment will follow in the Beverly Cemetery at Beverly.

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Monroe Heartwell III . Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 20 Oct 2009.

Dawn J. Harris

Dawn Jalene Harris, 54, of Sycamore community, Route 4, Salem, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 18, in the Hospice Care Regional Care Center, Elkins, following a long and valiant battle with cancer.

She was born May 14, 1955, at Philippi, a daughter of James P. Stemple, who survives at Tacy community and the late Marcelene Hotsinpiller Stemple

On June 22, 1991, she was married to Stephen R. "Randy" Harris, who survives at Sycamore community.

Also surviving are one son, Jordan B. "Bart" Harris at home; one brother, Dana Allen "Danny" Stemple and wife, Anna Lou, of Philippi; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Harris was a graduate of West Virginia University, receiving both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in education. She was formerly employed as a teacher of physical education, health and drivers education in the Barbour County School system. She was also a former coach of the Philip Barbour High School golf team.

She was a member of the National Education Association, the West Virginia Education Association and Barbour County Education Association. Mrs. Harris was a former Queen of the Barbour County (Street) Fair. She was an avid crafter, basketmaker, golfer and equestrian.

She attended the Sycamore United Methodist Church and was a member of the Sycamore Community Education Outreach Society, the Cross Roads United Methodist Church, the American Quarter Horse Association and the 4-H All Stars. She was also an avid WVU "Mountaineer" fan and enjoyed traveling.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St., Philippi. The Rev. Adam Justice, pastor of the Sycamore United Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, on Wednesday.

Stemple & Forman Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.   From 20 Oct 2009.

Georgetta Hammonds

Georgetta Carr Hammonds, 85, a resident of Summersville, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Summersville Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 30, 1923, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Solomon Carr and Stella White Carr.

On Dec. 24, 1943, at Elkins, she was married to Pat Hammonds, who preceded her in death Nov. 10, 1979.

She is survived by one son, Kermit "Red Eye" Hammonds of Leivasy; and two daughters, Patricia Hammonds Lawson and husband, Tom, of Summersville and Wanda Hammonds Beaver and husband, Arthur, of Amelia, Va.

Also surviving are two brothers, Solomon and Curtis Carr, both of Elkins; two sisters, Sylvia Carr and Irene Carr Coffman, both of Elkins; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Virginia "Leafy" Lewis and Opal Carr Brake; and five brothers, Norman, Arthur, Leonard, Raymond and Clarence "Todd" Carr.

Mrs. Hammonds was a homemaker who loved to garden. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She was a friend to everyone she knew and had a love for animals. She was a Methodist by faith.

Friends may call from noon until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman.

Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Georgetta Carr Hammonds.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 20 Oct 2009.

Nelda M. Kisner

Nelda Marlene White Kisner, 63, a resident of Elkins, departed this life early Saturday morning, Oct. 17, 2009, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past five years and death was attributed to heart failure and pneumonia.

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 chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jack Howell will officiate and interment will follow in the Collett Cemetery at Hendricks.

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Nelda Marlene White Kisner. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 20 Oct 2009.

Richard Streets

Richard Streets, 66, a resident of Elkins, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 19, 2009, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Richard Streets. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 20 Oct 2009.

Terry Lemasters

Terry Dean Lemasters, 48, of Bell Crouch Road, Huttonsville, entered into eternal rest Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until noon at The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 100 Meadow Lane in Valley Bend. Funeral services will be today at noon at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Keith Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Lemasters Family Cemetery, Big Run, Mannington.

Arrangements for Terry Dean Lemasters have been entrusted to The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Oct 2009.

The Elkins Intermountain, 21 October 2009

Annie Kittle

Annie Kittle, 86, a resident of Beverly, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 20, 2009, in Nella's Nursing Home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Annie Kittle. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Oct 2009.

Charles Heartwell

Charles Monroe Heartwell III departed this life Monday morning, Oct. 19, 2009, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. He had been in declining health.

He was born May 16, 1937, at Norfolk,Va., a son of the late Charles Monroe Heartwell Jr. and Marjorie Elmore Heartwell.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Kevin Gainer will officiate and interment will follow in the Beverly Cemetery at Beverly.

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Monroe Heartwell III . Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Oct 2009.

Franklin Thornhill

Franklin Keith Thornhill, 54, a resident of the Country Club Road, Elkins, departed this life early Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, 2009, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in declining health.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Franklin Keith Thornhill. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Oct 2009.

Georgetta Hammonds

Georgetta Carr Hammonds, 85, a resident of Summersville, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Summersville Memorial Hospital.

Friends may call from noon until 1:30 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman.

Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Georgetta Carr Hammonds.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Oct 2009.

Geraldine McGowan

Mrs. Geraldine Hedrick McGowan, 90, of Bowden, passed away early Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009.

She was born in Virginia on Oct. 27, 1918, a daughter of the late Arthur Hedrick and the late Anne Hann Hedrick.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry "Mac" McGowan, in 1977.

She is survived by three daughters, Sue McGowan Calain of Bowden, Shirley Newport of Baltimore, Md., and Sandy Iman of Baltimore, Md. She is also survived by two sons, Larry McGowan of Baltimore, Md., and Harry "Buddy" McGowan of Baltimore, Md.. Also surviving are one sister, Margaret Hedrick Lynch of Roanoke Va., 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Mrs. McGowan retired from the Veteran's Administration in 1976. She was also the treasurer of the Senior Center in Edgemere, Md., for many years and a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Edgemere, Md.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the care of Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Md.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Northern Regional Office Alzheimer's Association, 1299 Pineview Drive, Suite 3, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505. 304-599-1159. Funeral notice is courtesy of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins.  From 21 Oct 2009.

Jerry L. Teter

Jerry L. Teter, 62, of Wooster, Ohio, died Oct. 16, 2009.

Jerry was born in 1946, at Petersburg, to Harry and Nola Fleisher Teter.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Jerry retired from Sprint then worked for Interfaith Housing. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed woodworking and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Guthrie Teter; children, Michelle Teter, Mike Teter and Lisa (Marc) Smith, all of Ohio; sisters Launa Shaffer of Ohio, and Carol Dean Mizer of Colorado.

Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Bart.

Leave online tributes and read a complete obituary at www.robertsfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Oct 2009.

Mary Vanorsdale

Mary Alice Vanorsdale, 88, a resident of Elkins, departed this life to enter into eternal life Monday, Oct, 19, 2009, in the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center in Elkins. She had been in failing health for the past several weeks.

She was born June 11, 1921, at Petersburg, a daughter of the late Clare Lemone Lord and the late Jane Leo Smith Lord.

On Feb. 7, 1940, at Monterey, Va., she was married to B. William "Bill" Vanorsdale, who survives in Elkins. They shared 69 wonderful years together.

Also surviving are a daughter, Cynda Vanorsdale and partner, Julianne Jacques, of Roeland Park, Kan.; and Libby Jane Nicholson Edmundson, a niece, who was raised like a daughter of the Vanorsdales, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Also preceding her in death was her only sister, Virginia Mae Marshal.

Mary Alice's greatest joy was taking care of her family's needs. She participated in Weight Watchers and Circle 3 of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting and quilting and attended the First United Methodist Church of Elkins since moving to Elkins in 1966.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Friday, Oct. 23, she will be moved to the First United Methodist Church where a funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. The Rev. Barry Moll and the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. Friday in Maple Hill Cemetery at Petersburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520, in memory of Mrs. Vanorsdale. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Alice Vanorsdale. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 21 Oct 2009.

Opal Harper

Opal Harper, 87, of Norton, and more recently Elkins Regional Convalescent Center in Elkins, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.

She was born May 29, 1922, at Ten Mile, a daughter of the late William and Frances Tenney Russell.

On April 28, 1946, she married Khlar Harper, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, David L. Harper and wife, Linda, of Elkins and Ron Harper and wife, Hope, of Buckhannon; two grandsons, Bryant T. Harper of Elkins and Steven Harper of Buckhannon; two granddaughters, Julie Bennett of Buckhannon and Amy Wamsley and husband, Jerry, of Buckhannon; two great-granddaughters, Madison Wamsley of Buckhannon and Darby Harper of Dailey; three sisters, Myrtle Kelley and Dellia Hoover, both of Tallmansville and Evelyn Winkler of Buckhannon; three brothers, Garnet Russell and wife, Madeline, of Ellamore, Grover Russell and wife, Etta Jo, of Tallmansville and Nelson Russell and wife, Mary, of Tallmansville; a sister in law, Eva Russell of Buckhannon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Reta Zirkle and Adeline Russell; and two brothers, Bradford "Abe" Russell and Daniel Russell.

Mrs. Harper was an inspector of Reidbord Brothers and was a Christian by faith.

Friends will be received Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Upshur County Memorial Park at Tennerton.

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 Oct 2009.

Richard L. Streets

Richard Lee Streets, 66, a resident of Glenmore, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 19, 2009, at his home.

He was born July 17, 1943, at Flemington, a son of the late Fred & Virginia Kelley Streets.

On Oct. 11, 1964, he was married to Wahneta Walker Streets, who survives.

He is survived by two sons, Greg and Brian Streets of Elkins; one daughter, Mikki Streets Summerfield of Buckhannon; three brothers, Fred and Charles Streets of Volga and Will Streets of Montrose; and three sisters, Patty Sandy-Rowan of Philippi, Janet Streets of Buckhannon and Jeanie Sandy of Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Tim Summerfield and Asa Streets.

Also preceding him in death was one brother, Butch Streets.

Richard graduated from Philippi High School and was employed by C&P Telephone and Bell Atlantic prior to his retirement.

He was a former cub scout master, a member of the National Rifle Association, Scotties Men's Club and the Telephone Company Pioneers. He was also a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and loved hunting, fishing and farming.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Thursday morning, Mr. Streets will be moved to the Otterbein United Methodist Church for visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, from the church with the Rev. Jim Murphy and the Rev. Leon Hevener officiating. Interment will follow in the Beverly Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241, in memory of Mr. Streets. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Richard Lee Streets.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 21 Oct 2009.

Richard McKisic

Richard Lee McKisic, 63, of Route 1, French Creek, died, Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.

He was born February 22, 1946 in Upshur County, a son of the late Herbert L. and Reba B. Riffle McKisic.

He is survived by one daughter, Tammy Michelle McKisic of Buckhannon; two sons, Richard Lee McKisic Jr. of Buckhannon and Timothy Wayne and wife, Nicole McKisic, of Elkins; one grandson, Tyler Chase McKisic; four brothers, Robert and wife, Rosalea McKisic, of Buckhannon, Beryl and wife, Joan McKisic, of Buckhannon, Paul and wife, Sue McKisic, of French Creek and Stephen and wife, Tanya McKisic, of Greenville, S.C.; one sister, Karen and husband, Robert Channell, of Huttonsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Herbert Lester McKisic Jr.

At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated. Memorial services will be Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Rock Cave Baptist Church with Pastor David Jessie and the Rev. Lester Robinson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 841 Country Club Drive, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 21 Oct 2009.

The Elkins Intermountain, 22 October 2009

Angeline Kittle

Angeline Kittle, 85, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Holbrook's Nursing Home in Buckhannon.

She was born March 16, 1924, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Ralph R. and Della Tenney Wamsley.

On July 3, 1941, she married Earl L. Kittle, who preceded her in death on July 31, 1993.

She is survived by brother-in-law, Ronald L. Bennett of Buckhannon; one brother, Ronsdale Wamsley of Buckhannon; and one sister Varna Evans of Buckhannon.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Darlene Kittle; three brothers, Winston, Leonard and Lloyd Wamsley; and four sisters, Juandina Simmons, Lacy Mildred Wamsley, Margeory Stanton and Rosalie Bennett.

Mrs. Kittle was a homemaker.

Friends will be received Friday, Oct. 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Union Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 22 Oct 2009.

Annie C. Kittle

Annie Cowen "Nancy" McDiarmid Kittle, 86, a resident of East Dailey, and for the past five years a resident of Nella's Nursing Home at Crystal Springs, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Nella's Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 16, 1923, at Semphore, South Australia, a daughter of the late Archibald Dunlop McDiarmid and the late Martha Barr McDiarmid of Adelaide, South Australia.

On March 30, 1943, she was married to Squire B. Kittle whom she met during World War II in Mannum, South Australia.

In May of 1946, Mrs. Kittle traveled by boat to the United States and then by train to West Virginia to begin her life with her husband in Mill Creek. They had been married 63 years before Mr. Kittle's death on Oct. 22, 2006.

Mrs. Kittle was a member of the first organized Cancer Care Corp. in the United States and was a former employee of Reidbord Sewing Factory.

She loved cooking for her family and friends. She also enjoyed knitting and smocking dresses for her granddaughters.

Mrs. Kittle became a citizen of the United States in July of 1999. She was a Christian by faith and a devoted mother and grandmother.

She is survived by five children, Squire I. Kittle and wife, Mona, of Mill Creek, Janet M. McCloud and husband, Danny, of East Dailey, Robert W. Kittle and wife, Linda, of Warren, Ohio, Barbara A. Kazulen and husband, Tony, Uniontown, Pa., and Donald John Kittle and wife, Pam, Alliance, Ohio; one brother, Jim McDiarmid and wife, Margaret, of Renown Park, South Australia, two loving sisters-in-law, Betty Kimbrew of Elkins and Lenora Kidd and husband, Richard, of Pharr, Texas; a stepson, Jamieson Mills; and grandchildren, Sheila Aberegg and Susan Kittle, Cindy Rosencrance and Danny McCloud Jr., Rob Kittle, Tony Kazulen II, Christopher Kazulen and Natalie Major, Connie Shobe and Jason Kittle.

Also surviving are 12 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Brandon Aberegg, Celeste and Bryan Rosencrance, Nathan and Jeremy McCloud, Logan Mills, Justin and Joshua Kazulen and Haley, Austin and Jaidyen Shobe as well as several nieces and nephews also survive in South Australia, West Virginia and elsewhere.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Ian and George McDiarmid; and one sister, May Kilpatrick, all of South Australia.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bernard Teter officiating. At the request of the deceased, her remains will then be cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520, in memory of Mrs. Kittle. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Annie Cowen "Nancy" McDiarmid Kittle. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Oct 2009.

Carleton Harper

Carleton Keith Harper, 74, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2009, in the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center.

Mr. Harper's request for cremation was honored. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Jacob Harper Cemetery at Harman. Immediately following the interment, a reception will be hosted at the Harman Church of the Brethren.

The family suggest that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to Hospice Care Inpatient Center, 169 Diamond St., Elkins, W,Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Carleton Keith Harper.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Oct 2009.

Franklin Thornhill

Franklin Keith Thornhill, 54, a resident of the Country Club Road, Elkins, departed this life early Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, 2009, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in declining health.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Franklin Keith Thornhill.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Oct 2009.

Mary H. Judy

Mary Harper Lambert Judy, 90, of Franklin, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2009, in Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond, Va.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Franklin United Methodist Church in Franklin with Pastor Sam Harper and the Rev. Robert Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kimblefuneralhome.com.  From 22 Oct 2009.

Mary L. Vaughan

Mary Lynn Wagner Vaughan, 46, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, after an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 12, 1963, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Robert S. and Helen R. Oldaker Wagner.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Vaughan, of Buckhannon.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her close friend, Bonnie Moore of Buckhannon; three aunts, Dorothy Hill of Marietta, Ga., Kathleen Aul of St. Augustine, Fla., and Betty Pierce of Hastings, Fla.

Mary graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1982.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed her friends and family very much. She was a member of the Buckhannon Union Mission Church and past member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received Sunday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Estes officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be considered in Mary's memory to the National Kidney Foundation.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingst.clair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 22 Oct 2009.

Mary Vanorsdale

Mary Alice Vanorsdale, 88, a resident of Elkins, departed this life to enter into eternal life, Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center in Elkins.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Friday, Oct. 23, she will be moved to the First United Methodist Church where a funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. The Rev. Barry Moll and the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate. Interment will follow at 1 p.m.. Friday in the Maple Hill Cemetery at Petersburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520, in memory of Mrs. Vanorsdale.

Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Alice Vanorsdale. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Oct 2009.

The Elkins Intermountain, 23 October 2009

Annie C. Kittle

Annie Cowen "Nancy" McDiarmid Kittle, 86, a resident of East Dailey, and for the past five years a resident of Nella's Nursing Home at Crystal Springs, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Nella's Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 16, 1923, at Semphore, South Australia, a daughter of the late Archibald Dunlop McDiarmid and the late Martha Barr McDiarmid of Adelaide, South Australia.

On March 30, 1943, she was married to Squire B. Kittle, who she met during World War II in Mannum, South Australia. In May of 1946, Mrs. Kittle traveled by boat to the United States and then by train to West Virginia to begin her life with her husband in Mill Creek. They had been married 63 years before Mr. Kittle's death on Oct. 22, 2006.

Mrs. Kittle was a member of the first organized Cancer Care Corp. in the United States and was a former employee of Reidbord Sewing Factory. She loved cooking for her family and friends. She also enjoyed knitting and smocking dresses for her granddaughters. Mrs. Kittle became a citizen of the United States in July of 1999. She was a Christian by faith and a devoted mother and grandmother.

She is survived by five children, Squire I. Kittle and wife, Mona, of Mill Creek, Janet M. McCloud and husband, Danny, of East Dailey, Robert W. Kittle and wife, Linda, of Warren, Ohio, Barbara A. Kazulen and husband, Tony, of Uniontown, Pa., and Donald John Kittle and wife, Pam, Alliance, Ohio; one brother, Jim McDiarmid and wife, Margaret, of Renown Park, South Australia; two loving sisters-in-law, Betty Kimbrew of Elkins and Lenora Kidd and husband, Richard, Pharr, Texas; grandchildren, Sheila Aberegg and Susan Kittle, Cindy Rosencrance and Danny McCloud Jr., Rob Kittle, Tony Kazulen II, Christopher Kazulen and Natalie Major, Connie Shobe and Jason Kittle; and a stepgrandson, Jamieson Mills. Also surviving are 12 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Brandon Aberegg, Celeste and Bryan Rosencrance, Nathan and Jeremy McCloud, Logan Mills, Justin and Joshua Kazulen and Haley, Austin and Jaidyen Shobe, as well as several nieces and nephews also survive in South Australia, West Virginia and elsewhere.

Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Ian and George McDiarmid; and one sister, May Kilpatrick all of South Australia.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bernard Teter officiating. At the request of the deceased, her remains will then be cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520, in memory of Mrs. Kittle. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Annie Cowen "Nancy" McDiarmid Kittle. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Oct 2009.

Carleton Harper

Carleton Keith Harper, 74, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2009, in the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center.

Mr. Harper's request for cremation was honored. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Jacob Harper Cemetery at Harman. Immediately following the interment, a reception will be hosted at the Harman Church of the Brethren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to Hospice Care Inpatient Center, 169 Diamond St., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Carleton Keith Harper. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Oct 2009.

Emery Tenney

Emery Tenney, 77, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at his home while under the care of Peoples Hospice of Clarksburg.

He was born Feb. 2, 1932, at Hemlock, a son of the late Josiah and Hattie A. Tenney.

On Sept. 6, 1953, he married Causbie "Jean" Hoover, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Rosalie Tenney and husband, Carroll Holt, and Shelia M. Adams and husband, Stephen F., all of Buckhannon; a son, Roger Lee Tenney and wife, Bonnie M., of Buckhannon; four grandsons, Dalton Hunter Tenney of Buckhannon, Dustin Holt Tenney and wife, Brittany, of Buckhannon, Joshua Josiah Reed of Westerville, Ohio, and Mathew S. Adams of Buckhannon; five granddaughters, Angela D. Fenney and husband, John, of Clarksburg, Dr. Pamela R. George and husband, Matt, of Texas, Michelle N. Tenney of Buckhannon and Emily E. Adams of Buckhannon and a stepgranddaughter, Stephanie Lane and husband, C.J., of Buckhannon; three great-grandsons, Haiden Holt Tenney of Buckhannon and Jacob and John Harvey Fenney of Clarksburg; two great-granddaughters, Kaylei Fenney of Clarksburg and Haley Lane of Buckhannon; a brother, Lewis Tenney and wife, Mary, of Columbus, Ind.; two sisters, Imogene Zickefoose of Largo, Fla., and Jocie Tenney and husband, Willis, of Buckhannon, and a special caregiver, Charlene Linger of Buckhannon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.

Mr. Tenney was a coal miner for the Badger Coal Group and was a Baptist by faith. He served in the U.S. Army and was a devoted husband for 56 years.

Friends will be received Saturday, Oct. 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Brad Tenney officiating. Burial will follow in the Upshur County Memorial Park in Tennerton. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 and Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 and 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 Oct 2009.

Frances C. Glover

Mrs. Frances Crigler Glover, 88, of Franklin, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. Kevin Hand officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kimblefuneralhome.com.  From 23 Oct 2009.

Franklin Thornhill

Franklin Keith Thornhill, 54, a resident of the Country Club Road, Elkins, departed this life early Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, 2009, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in declining health, but death was sudden and unexpected.

He was born Tuesday, June 7, 1955, at Baltimore, Md., a son of Franklin Earl Thornhill and Betty Lou Myers Thornhill, who survive at Montrose.

Also surviving are two sons, Joshua Lee and Brian Keith, both of Beverly; one brother, Randy Thornhill and wife, Cathy, of Montrose; two sisters, Kim Close and husband, Jim, of Montrose and Linda Collette and husband, Bob, of Hambleton; one grandson, Kayden of Beverly; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death was one granddaughter, Abigail.

Mr. Thornhill attended the schools of Randolph County and had worked at various lumber mills in the area before becoming disabled. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, wood working and was a proud member with the Last Chance Band as a light man and roadie.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Saturday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. The Rev. William "Bill" Hardy will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Franklin Keith Thornhill. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Oct 2009.

Gary W. Marple

Gary W. Marple, 59, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born March 8, 1950, at Buckhannon, a son of the late Henry L. and Mary Lee Reed Marple.

He is survived by a sister, Pamela Barcus and husband, Tom, of Mt. Clare; nephew, Ryan Radtka and wife, Susan, of Morgantown; a great-niece, Zoey Radtka of Morgantown; and a cousin, Barbara Coombs of Buckhannon.

Gary was a civil engineer and an ordained minister.

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Sunday, Oct. 25, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 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 23 Oct 2009.

Jeffrey S. Daniels

Jeffrey Steven Daniels, 47, a resident of Charlotte, N.C., departed this life early Friday morning, Oct. 23, 2009, in the Presbyterian Hospital at Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Jeffrey Steven Daniels. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Oct 2009.

Mae E. Popish

Mae Ernestine Popish, 84, of Davis, died Oct. 20, 2009, at Canaan Valley.

She was born May 22, 1925, at Davis, a daughter of the late Charles Frank and Helen Sarah Lahman Popish.

She is survived by two brothers, Patrick D. (Carmela) Popish of College Park, Md., and David William (Carol) Popish of Leesburg, Va.; five sisters, Mary Alice Bealer of Bailey, Mich., Evangeline Waybright and Ruby Dix, both of Davis, Dora Thomas of Fort Washington, Md., and Cecelia Norwood of Sharpsburg, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Popish was a graduate of Davis High School with the class of 1944. She was a retired secretary for the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C. She was a Protestant by faith.

Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Davis Cemetery.

Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 23 Oct 2009.

Maida Chewning

Maida Chewning, 87, a resident of Fisher, and a former resident of Mabie, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 21, 2009, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Maida Chewning. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com. From 23 Oct 2009.

The Elkins Intermountain, 24 October 2009

Annie Kittle

Annie Cowen "Nancy" McDiarmid Kittle, 86, a resident of East Dailey, and for the past five years a resident of Nella's Nursing Home at Crystal Springs, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Nella's Nursing Home.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bernard Teter officiating. At the request of the deceased, her remains will then be cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520, in memory of Mrs. Kittle.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Annie Cowen "Nancy" McDiarmid Kittle.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Oct 2009.

Hazel I. Gatto

Hazel Idella Gatto, 86, of Thomas, died Oct. 21, 2009, in Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland, Md.

Friends will be received Sunday at Hinkle Funeral Home from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Larry Idleman will officiate. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Jeffrey S. Daniels

Jeffrey Steven Daniels, 47, a resident of Charlotte, N.C., departed this life early Friday morning, Oct. 23, 2009, in the Presbyterian Hospital at Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Jeffrey Steven Daniels. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. From 24 Oct 2009.

Larry K. Hedrick

Larry Kenneth "Rabbit" Hedrick, 61, of New Creek, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at his residence.

Family will receive friends today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Ted Anderson officiating. Interment will be in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens at Petersburg.

Macel B. Wilson

Macel B. Wilson, 86, of French Creek, and formerly of Rock Cave, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, in Heartland of Clarksburg in Clarksburg.

She was born June 6, 1923, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Dale and Flora Smith Crawford.

On Feb. 23, 1944, she married Glenn O. Wilson, who preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1977.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Argel, Basil, Marvin and Charles Crawford.

She is survived by two daughters, Maxine Carr and husband, Louis, of French Creek and JoAn McKisic and husband, Beryl, of Buckhannon; a sister, Mildred Bonnet of Weston; several nieces and nephews; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Wilson graduated from Walkersville High School, was a homemaker and a member of the Rock Cave Baptist Church.

Friends will be received Monday, Oct. 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour, on Tuesday at the Rock Cave Baptist Church with Pastor David Jessie officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Cave 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 2009.

Maida E. Chewning

Maida Evangeline Chewning, 87, a resident of Fisher and a former resident of Mabie, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 21, 2009, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born Jan. 19, 1922, at Cassity, a daughter of the late Leslie D. Simmons and Ivy Zickefoose Simmons.

She was married to Gerald Chewning, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Gerald Chewning and wife, Dorothy, of Butler, Tenn.; four daughters, Anna Bobo and husband, Bob, of Fisher, Nancy Haggerty and husband, Bill, of Purgitsville, Cathy Carr and husband, Bub, of Moorefield and Sandy Carriger and husband, Casey, of Moorefield. Also surviving is one son-in-law, Ronald McCollam of Mabie; one brother, Paul Simmons of Buckhannon; one sister, Iris Zirkle of Mabie, 17 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandson.

Also preceding her in death were one infant son, Theodore Rodney Chewning; one daughter, Judy McCollam; four brothers; one sister; and one grandson, Michael.

Mrs. Chewning was a homemaker .

Friends may call from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl Cutright and Pastor Chris Whetzel officiating. Interment will follow in the Rowan Memorial Cemetery at Mabie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2428 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, W.Va. 43216-3549, in memory of Mrs. Chewning.

A memorial service for Mrs. Chewning will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Believers Victory Center at Moorefield. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Maida Evangeline Chewning. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com. From 24 Oct 2009.

Ruth S. York

Ruth Sharon York, 85, a former resident of Delaware Avenue, Elkins, and since 2002, a resident of Nella's Inc. at Crystal Springs, departed this life early Friday morning, Oct. 23, 2009, in the nursing home.

She was born Friday, Oct. 17, 1924, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Jesse G. York and Maude M. Smith York.

She had never married.

Surviving are one sister-in-law, Ruby York of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Tracy D., George W. and Raymond Jerome York; and two sisters, Mary D. and Virginia W. York.

She was a graduate of Elkins High School and was a homemaker.

Miss York's request for cremation was honored.

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ruth Sharon York. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 24 Oct 2009.