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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate,  25 June 2003

'Chip' Snyder

Dennis 'Chip' Eugene Snyder, age 35, of Parsons, departed this life Friday Afternoon, June 13, 2003 and completed his final journey on earth to eternal life in Heaven.  He fought a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born October 13, 1967, a son of Donnie and Millie Plowman Snyder.   

On July 19, 1991 at Porterwood, he married Kimberly Dawn Rosenau who survives. Dennis leaves behind a family who loved him dearly.  He was a loving husband and devoted father to Ryan, Logan and Tyler.   

Also surviving are two brothers, Donnie (and wife Gail) Snyder of Fredericksburg, VA, Dale Snyder of Augusta; a sister Donna (and husband Fred) Davis of Thomas; mother and father-in-law, Charles "Bill" and Sylvia Rosenau of Parsons; brother and sister-in-law, Michael (and Christine) Rosenau of Parsons, and Barbara (and Joe) Fisher of Morgantown, several nieces and nephews. 

A brother Daniel Eugene Snyder and grandparents Oley and Rachel Snyder and Edward and Roberta Plowman preceded him in death. 

 He was a Pentecostal by faith and a member of the Riverview Chapel of Porterwood.  He was a 1986 graduate of Tucker County High School,  where he excelled in football, baseball, basketball and track. .  His love for athletics led him to coach little league basketball and flag football in both Parsons and Elkins.  His live was well lived as an example for not only his children but also his community.  

He had a passion for music.  He was a self taught drummer and guitarist.  He has written numerous songs and was a member of the gospel group Zion.  If there's a heavenly choir, no doubt he's already singing with the angels.   

Dennis was a member of the Parsons volunteer Fire Department, Company #10.  He was awarded Fireman of the year in 2002.  

He was employed by Dominion Resources , in operations department, at Mount Storm Power Station.  He was a member of the Fire and Rescue Team and local Union #50.  Dennis left this earth as someone whose unshakable faith in Jesus Christ was greatly admired. He preached at various area churches.  Many lives were enriched by having known him. 

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the Mountain Valley Bank, 401 First Street, Parsons, WV  26287.  A College Trust Fund will be established for his children. 

The family received friends at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home where final rites were conducted at the Funeral Home Parlor with Pastor Dick Gadd and Pastor Allen Crosten officiating and interment followed at the Parsons City Cemetery.  

Roy Morral 

Roy Morral, 76, of Hendricks died June 21, in Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.  

He was born September 4, 1926 in Onego, a son of the late Winebert and Delphia Arbogast Morral.  He was married twice, his first wife, Lula Mae Ladd Morral preceded in death.  He is survived by his second wife, Doris White Morral.  

He is survived by four sons, Ray Lee Morral, David Wayne Morral and Larry Eugene Morral all of Baltimore, MD, Paul Dean Morral, address unknown, two daughters, Leslie Ann Smith, Baltimore, MD and Teresa Parry of Westminster, MD; three sisters Ocie Mallow of Dryfork, Effie Pfitzenmaye and Ruby Harrison of Flintstone, MD; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. 

He was preceded in death by four brothers.  He was a veteran of WWII and retired from the B&O Railroad.  

Friends were received at Hinkle Funeral Home where services were conducted with the Rev. Kenneth Plaster officiating.  Interment followed in the Kisamore Cemetery, Harman. 

Ruby Chillura

Ruby M. James Chillura, 72, formelry of Davis, died June 5, in Baltimore, MD. 

She was born August 9, 1930, a daughter of the late Dorsey D. and Anna Lipscomb James.  She hd twice been married, first to Joe Belinc and second to John Chillura. 

She is survived by a brother Alvin (and Elaine) James of Clifton, TX and a sister, Lucille Holtschneider of Baltimore and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers Loyal and Willard James and three sisters, Irene DeWitt, Louise Morris and Fay James.  

At her request her remains were cremated. 

Rev. Ray Rodeheaver

Rev. Ray Rodeheaver, 91, of Bayard, died June 19, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. 

Born on May 20, 1912 in Wilsonia, he was the son of the late John F. and Jessie M. Grimes Rodeheaver. He was preceded in death in 1995 by his wife, Vivian A. "Boots" Reel Rodeheaver, whom he married in 1934. 

He is survived by his goddaughter, Kerri Chenoweth, Greensboro, NC and a brother, Russell "Pete" Rodeheaver, Mount Storm.

For many years he was a minister with the Church of God.  He was a charter member of the Bayard Church of God, the founding pastor of the Parsons Church of God and pastored numerous churches throughout West Virginia.  He retired from the active ministry in 1979 and continued to officiate at weddings, funerals and other services.  He was a retired member and served as the chaplain for the Bayard Volunteer Fire Dept.

Friends were received at the temporary home of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, MD.  Services were held at the Bayard Church of God with the Rev. William McCallister officiating.  Interment followed in the Bayard Cemetery.  


Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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