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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

8 December 2004

Perry C. Knotts

Perry Chester Knotts, 76, a resident of the Sugarlands community, Hambleton, died Dec. 1, at his farm. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.

He was born Friday, Feb. 3, 1928, at Sugarlands, Hambleton, a son of the late Claude Ray and Pearchie Lea Mullenax Knotts.  On May 10, 1958, he was united in marriage to Thelma Pauline Blair Knotts, who survives. They had celebrated 46 years of marriage.

Survivors include three sons, Mark A. (and Karen) Knotts of Ravenna, Ohio, Richard P. Knotts and Ralph G. Knotts, both of Hambleton; one daughter, Doris M. Knotts of Elkins; four brothers, Junior (and Cornell) Knotts of Sugarlands, Kenneth (and Jane) Knotts of Parsons, Alva (and Elda Mae) Knotts and Harry (and Chris) Knotts all of Baltimore, Md.; and two sisters, Irene Duckworth of North Carolina and Sylvia (and William) Rosenau of Parsons.

He was preceded in death were a daughter, Wynona Jean Knotts; a brother, Dave Knotts; and a sister, Dolly Mae Knotts. 

He attended the one room school at Sugarlands. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He worked on construction for Local Union 984 of Clarksburg for 20 years and was a member of the Tucker County Senior Center and the Goldenairs.

Friends were received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Dec 3. Funeral services were conducted at the funeral home parlor on Dec. 4 with Pastor Pat Cassidy officiating. Interment followed at the Sugarlands Cemetery at Hambleton. 

Ronald Nestor

Ronald Glenn Nestor, 69, of Parsons Dec. 7, at this home. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to a massive heart attack.

He was born April 9, 1935 at Clover Run, a son of the late Glenn Nestor and Josephine Helmick Nestor Phillips.  

Survivors include a son Robert Glenn "Tucker" (and Kimb) Nestor of Hambleton; three daughters Barbara Ellen (and Rick) Simmons of Hambleton, Karen Elaine (and Randy) Nestor of Moore and Rhonda Marie (and Michael) Helmick of Parsons; a brother Don (and Kay of clover Run; a step-brother Phil Phillips of parsons; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Jennifer Ann Simmons. 

He attended Parsons High School.  He worked for the State of West Virginia, Department of Natural Resources, retiring in 1988 after 36 years.  

Friends will be received at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. with his grandson-in-law Emery Surguy giving the Eulogy.  In honor of Mr. Nestor's request, cremation will follow.  

William Stilley Sr.

William J. Stilley, 69, of Mineral, Va., and formerly of Bethel Park, died Nov. 22. 

Survivors include his wife Joyce Davidovich; children william J. Stilley, Jr. and Jacqulyn (and John) Edwards; his mother Mary V. Picard of Davis; brothers Lonny and Dennis; grandchildren Stephanie, Michael and Sheldon; great-granddaughter Emma. 

Arrangements were handled by David J. Henney Funeral Home of Library, Pa.  

Margaret Woods

Margaret Kay Hay Woods, 65, a resident of Baton Rouge, La., died Dec. 1, at home. She had been in declining health.

She was born Thursday, Sept. 21, 1939, a daughter of the late Alfred and Ann Hay.  She was married to Coye Woods, who survives at Baton Rouge, La.

Survivors include a son, Coye Woods II; four grandchildren, Brandon, Matthew, Rhiannon and Amber; and two sisters, Virginia Barnes of Bandera, TX, and Martha McKeon of San Antonio, TX.

A graveside service was held at the Parsons City Cemetery on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Keith Carr officiating.

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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