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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate,

10 December 2008 

Ruth Peterson

Ruth Ann Peterson went to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2008 in an Oakland, Md. Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1962 in Sinai hospital in Baltimore, Md.  She suffered many illnesses for several years.

She resided in Dennett Road Nursing Home in Oakland, Md. for 11 years.  She was raised by her Uncle (Orville Knight) in Leadmine after her parents death in 1973. 

She was the daughter of the late Sibbott and Normalee Peterson and had grandparents, four aunts and three uncles. 

She is survived by one sister, Teresa, and late brother-in-law, Leroy Mallow, of Red Creek and several cousins abound.

She graduated in 1983 at the Maryland School for the Blind in Baltimore, Md.  She worked for a brief time with Baltimore Chamber of Commerce.

She sang like an angel in church and the school choir.

She donated her body to science to study for a cure to help others like her at WVU Hospital.  The family will have a memorial service at a later date when the remains return.

She was a blessing to everyone who met her.  Her hugs and kisses will sadly be missed.   

Massie Carter Jr.

Massie Anderson Carter Jr., 78, a resident of the Pheasant Run community, Kerens, departed this life early Monday morning, Dec. 8, in Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health.

He was born Monday, May 12, 1930, at Fredericksburg, Va., a son of the late Massie Carter Sr. and Thelma McConkey Carter.  On Aug. 12, 1993, at Fredericksburg, Va., he was married to the former Nettie Irene Whetzel, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Vanessa Haskell and husband Joe of Alexandria, Va., and Karen Nauharth and husband Clark of Westmont, Ill.; one sister, Edith Branscome of Fredericksburg, Va.; and two grandchildren, Sam and Sean Haskell both of Arlington, Va.

He attended the schools of Fredericksburg, Va. He attended the In Christ Ministries Church at Montrose. He was a heavy construction operator, home builder and, at the time of his retirement, he was a landscaper. He was a former member of the Ole Virginia Boy's Gospel Band playing the base fiddle. He was a music enthusiast.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 4 until 7 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. Pastor Alby Cunningham and Pastor Dennis McCauley will officiate and interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Mt. Zion.

The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Massie Anderson Carter Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at  

Mabel L. Gaither

Mabel Loretha Gaither, 81, of Canon Settlement, passed away Dec. 6, at her home.

She was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Etam, a daughter of the late George Steven and Vernie Mae Moats Dunmire.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Gaither, in 1983.

Also preceding her in death were one son, one daughter, two grandsons and three brothers.

Survivors include four sons, Gordon (Linda) Gaither of Reva, Va., Theodore (Ella) Gaither of Leadmine, Elmer (Wanda) Gaither of Canon Settlement and Martin (Lisa) Gaither of Horse Shoe Run; five daughters, Irene Sanders and Ruth (Don) Gaither Holm, both of Canon Settlement, Edna (Roy) Baker of Oakland, Md., Susan (Myron) Cruise of Newport, Va., Carol (Rey) Javier of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Glennis Dunmire of Oakland, Md., and Gorman Dunmire of Parsons; two sisters, Margaret Plisko of Kerneysville and Genevieve Sisler of Huntington; 26 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Friends were received at Hinkle Funeral Home from 2 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9.  Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. at Hinkle Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Leard officiating. Interment will follow in the Eglon Cemetery.

Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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