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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

23 January 2008

Coy Bonner

Coy Jesse Bonner, 76, of Hendricks, passed away Jan. 21, at his home. His death was attributed to cancer.

He was born Nov. 27, 1931, at Hendricks, a son of the late Ira Lakin and Lena Christine Carr Bonner.  On Nov. 29, 1963, he was married to Patsy Joan Bonner, who survives.

Also surviving is one son, Terry Coy Bonner and his wife Pamela V. Bonner of Hambleton; three grandchildren, Ashley R. Bonner of Parsons, and Heather B. Bonner and Taylor B. Bonner who live at home. One brother, Don C. Bonner of Parsons.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.

He attended school in Tucker County and worked for the Department of Highways for 25 years as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in Jan. 1994. He also worked for the Penn Line Service of Scottsdale, Pa. for several years. He served in the United States Army as a sergeant during the Korean War. He attended the Sycamore Grove Church of Bull Run and was a Pentecostal by faith.

Friends were received at the Hinkle Funeral Home  on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. The service will be held at the Hinkle Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m.on Jan. 23 with the Rev. Pat Cassidy officiating. Burial will be at Flanagan Hill Cemetery in Red Creek. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Virgil Evans

Virgil Lee Evans, 86, of Baltimore, Md., died Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the home of his daughter in Aurora. 

He was born March 21, 1921 at Leadmine, a son of the late Perry Jackson and Sarah Ann Fansler Evans. 

He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.  He retired from general Motors with over 30 years of service.  HE is the last surviving member of his family of 12 siblings. 

He is survived by five daughters Gloria Howard of Aurora, Susan Brace of Tygh Valley, Ore., Sherry Hause3r of Oakland, Md., Barbara Snyder of Terra Alta and Debra of Baltimore, Md.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Knotts Evans; a son; eight brothers and three sisters.  

Cremation services were provided by Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta.  Military graveside services will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Bonafield Cemetery, Leadmine at 2 p.m.  Personal condolences may be made to the family at www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com  

Howard Fulton

Howard Franklin Fulton, 66, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Saturday morning, Jan. 19, at his home.

He was born Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1941, at Kempton, Md., a son of the late Murl Fulton and Hazel Lipscomb Fulton. On Aug. 30, 1968, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Mable Agnes Canfield, who survives at Elkins.

Surviving are two sons, Howard Lee Fulton and wife Courtney and Daniel Glenn Fulton, all of Elkins; two daughters, Becky Marsh and husband Thomas of Parsons and Hazel Marie Fulton of Elkins; one brother, Robert Alfred Fulton of Hendricks; one sister, Elva Thompson of Parsons; three grandchildren, Katie Phillips and husband Dave, Angie Marsh and Ritchie and Shayna Marsh, all of Parsons; and two great-grandchildren, Ellissa Phillips and Nevaeh Burdock.

Preceding him in death were one daughter, Tammy Sue Fulton; and two brothers, Curtis Murl Fulton and Edward Lee Fulton.

He attended the schools of Maryland. He was an employee of the former Nursery Bottom, and worked at the Mountain Agriculture Producers Association until his retirement. He attended Hendricks Pentecostal Church of God at Hendricks.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Wednesday, Jan. 23  from 6 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. Pastor Mike Fulton will officiate and interment will follow in McNeeley Cemetery at Hendricks. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Howard Franklin Fulton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. 

Gregory Gray

Gregory Lynn Gray, 50, a resident of Parsons, departed this life early Monday, Jan. 21, at the Baltimore Washington Hospital at Baltimore, Md. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.

He was born Aug. 5, 1957, at Parsons, a son of Odford “Buck” Gray and Margaret Pauline Tahaney Gray, who survive.  He was married Sept. 15, 1977, at Oakland, Md., to the former Carolyn Sue Myers, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Sabrina Sue Marks and fiance Chris Belcher of Hambleton and Kelly Lynn Pennington and husband Benny of Parsons; two brothers, Patrick A. Gray and wife Lynda of Parsons and Timothy L. Gray of Shinston; four grandchildren, Gavin Marks, Rudy Skidmore, Brailey Pennington and Abram Pennington.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Edward Tahaney and Florna Tahaney Swisher; and paternal grandparents, Herman Gray and Ida Blanche Evans Gray.

He attended the schools of Tucker County and was a graduate of the Robert E. Lee High School at Staunton, Va. He was a former Chef for the Country Club at Staunton. He was a former employee of the Quick Bus Service at Staunton. He was a former truck driver for the D&W Truck Lines of Parsons. He worked along with his father at the Southern States of Parsons and following the flood of 1985 he continued in the propane business. 

He worked for the city of Parsons and he was a former city councilman. He worked for the Tucker County Board of Education as a school bus driver for many years.  Greg was known for his jolly disposition and he loved camping with his family and he loved his four-wheeler and boating.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Thursday, Jan. 24  from 6 to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Friday, Jan. 25, at High Noon. The Rev. Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons for Gregory Lynn Gray. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  

Sarah Nestor

Sarah Belle Summerfield  Nestor, 85, a resident of Parsons, departed this life early Sunday morning, January 20, at Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown, WV.

She was born Thursday, May 18, 1922 at Dry Fork,a daughter of the late Donald Summerfield and Lottie Roades Summerfield. On Dec. 1, 1945 at Oakland, Md., she was married to Hubert “Bud” Berton Nestor, who preceded her in death Jan. 4, 2005.

Surviving are one son; Ernest Lee Nestor of Leadmine, one sister; Bonnie Hartpance of Texas., one son-in-law Larry Streets of Leadmine, four grandchildren; Chatel Jones and husband Justin of Parsons, Adam Streets of Leadmine, Wesley and Emily Nestor, both of Elkins.

Preceding her in death are one son; Mark Berton Nestor, who preceded her in death during 1989 and one daughter; Deborah Faye Streets, who preceded her in death 2005, three brothers; Cecil, Walter and Jim Summerfield, and three sisters; Elsie Lipscomb, Susie Teter and Inis Roy.

She attended the schools of Tucker County. She was an employee of the Tucker County Board of Education as a cook for many years. She was a member of the Parsons Church of the Nazarene, where she was a member of the Nazarene Willing Workers and she was a member of the Parsons Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She was an avid Bingo player and a noted cook.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Wednesday, Jan. 23  from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on at Thursday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m.. Pastor Allen D. Croston will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, WV. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sarah Belle Summerfield  Nestor. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.

Lavelle Sherman

Lavelle Virginia Phillips Sherman, 85, a resident of Montrose departed this life Monday, Jan. 21, at Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. 

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m.  The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lavelle Virginia Phillips Sherman.  condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.

 

 

 

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