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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

20 February 2008

Mary Cassell

Mary Anna Cassell, 91, of Davis, passed away Feb. 11 at Coastal Hospice at the lake in Salisbury, Md.

She was born Sept. 8, 1916, at Davis, a daughter of the late Domonic Corrall and Maria Rosa Muratore.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Cassell on Sept. 10, 2007.

She is survived by one son, Robert L. (Maria) Cassell of Greenbackville, Va.; two granddaughters, Linda Crafton and Karen Dixon; and four great-grandchildren, Jessica Snap, Bryan Snap, Zachary Dixon and Haley Dixon.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Tony, Mike, Frank, Carmen and Joe; and two sisters, Jenny Carter and Elizabeth.

Mrs. Cassell was employed in the insurance industry. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Friends were received at Hinkle Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 14 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Thomas with Father Timothy Grassi as celebrant. Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Anna Helms

Anna Lee Jeffers Helms, 88, a resident of the Blackman Heights community, Hambleton, departed this life early Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2008  at the Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to natural causes.

She was born Monday, June 16, 1919, at Terra Alta, a daughter of the late Joseph and Vernie Smith Jeffers.  On Sept. 15, 1942, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Thomas Pentony Helms, who preceded her in death Jan. 12, 2000. They had celebrated fifty-eight years of marriage.

Surviving are two sons, William E. Helms and wife Sandy of Tampa, Fla. and George E. Helms and wife Diana of Blackman Heights community, Hambleton; two sisters, Ruth Duley of Lorain, Ohio, and Olga Mae McCullough and husband John of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Opal Jeffers of Elyria, Ohio; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were one brother, Winford Jeffers; and six sisters, Kathryn Greathouse, Margaret Greathouse, Madonna Taylor, Mary Jeffers, Elizabeth Jeffers and Gertrude Jeffers.

She attended the schools of Preston County. She was a homemaker and her hobbies included sewing, crafts and camping. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family. She was a Christian by faith.  She was a Christian by faith.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Friday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. Pastor Allan D. Crosten will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Kingwood. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Anna Lee Jeffers Helms.   

Franklin Miller

Franklin Miller, 80, of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 13, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to a stroke.

He was born Tuesday, May 24, 1927, at Clarksburg, a son of the late Joe and Mary Miller. He was raised by the late Charles and Blanche Phillips.  On Jan. 2, 1958, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Greta Jane Harris, who survives.

Also surviving is one step-daughter; Nancy Smith Booth of Elkins.

He attended the schools of Barbour County. He served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, earning a Victory Medal. He was a construction worker and a member of the Labor Union at Clarksburg. He was a barber by trade and he was an avid outdoorsman.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Friday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11a.m. The Rev.Eli Hostetler officiated and intermentl followed in the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Franklin Miller. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. 

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.

 

 

 

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