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Kenneth “Keno” Ray Loudermilk

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Kenneth “Keno” Ray Loudermilk

Age 62, of Sutton, WV, passed away peacefully May 07, 2013 at his daughter’s residence surrounded by his family.

He was born November 18, 1950 in Webster County a son of the late Kenneth R. Loudermilk, Sr. and Catherine Crislip Kershner.

Keno was a retired coal miner for Eastern Associated Coal and a Baptist. He is survived by daughter, Tracy Michelle Lockard of Exchange; grandson, Mark Lockard, Jr. of Exchange; nephew, Travis Loudermilk of Sutton; great nephew, Jason Loudermilk, who he loved as a grandson; step-niece Jenifer Gibson of Savage, MD.

He was preceded in death by son-in-law, Mark Lockard; brothers, Keith Loudermilk and Kent Jones.

Service was 2 PM Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Alvie Loyd officiating.

Burial will be in the Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton.

Friends may call three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Glenda Lillien Stout

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Glenda Lillien Stout

Age 68, of Parkersburg and Doddridge County, WV, passed away May 10, 2013 at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 19, 1944 at Coldwater, Doddridge County, WV, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Leona (Warner) Dennison.

She taught in Wood County Schools which include: Edgelawn Elementary, Fairplains Elementary, Mineral Wells Elementary, Franklin Center, and retired after 35 years of service from Mineral Wells School.

She attended Coldwater Grade School, a single room grade school. She was the valedictorian of Doddridge County High School, Class of 1962. In 1965, she graduated from Salem College, with a major in Elementary Education, and a minor in Social Studies and English. She held a Kindergarten Certification through Glenville State College and a Masters in Reading through West Virginia University.

Her clubs and organizations included: Delta Kappa Gamma Women’s Society International,

South Parkersburg Women’s Club, WV Education Association, Wood County Education Association, WV Extension Service – Doddridge County CEOS, CURRYDALE Chapter, and was a member of the Indian Fork Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school Teacher , and worked with The Prayer Quilt Ministry.

Surviving is her daughter Angela Harkness, of Parkersburg and son James Stout (Michelle) of Ellenboro, sisters: Delores E. (Dennison) Bonnell (Pat), Vada Dennison Garrett (Rod Zigan), Dorinda (Nay) Hawker (Bill), Starletta (Dennison) Lindsay (Steve), and Shiela Forrester (Robert), brothers: Robert C. Dennison (Patricia), Erwin Fouts, and Billy Edward Fouts, and step mother Geneva Dennison.

She also leaves behind five grandchildren: Dustin Harkness, Nathan Harkness (Kellye), Ryan Harkness, Regan Stout (Charlie Matthews), KayLynn Stout, and two great granddaughters: Brynley Harkness and Rilya Matthews and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James E Stout, brothers: Daniel Nay, James Nay, Kenneth Dennison, Farren Dennison, and Edward Dennison.

Funeral services will be Tuesday 11 AM at the McCullough Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Pastors Dan Fisher, Roger Fontaine and Dave Cumpston officiating.

Interment will follow at the Salem IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday 4-8 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a Team of the donor’s choice in the Doddridge County Relay for Life.

Joseph Anthony Gissy

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Joseph Anthony Gissy

Age 84, of Starke and Dunnellon, Florida, passed away late in the evening of Monday, March 25, 2013.
 
He died somewhat peacefully from a heart attack while in the care of Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River, FL, where he was being treated for pneumonia and an earlier mild heart attack.

Joe was born on September 28, 1928 in Lewis County, WV.

He was the youngest of five children, born from the union of Jacob Lawrence Gissy and Genevieve Droppleman Gissy, both life-long residents of that part of WV.

Joe graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Weston in 1946 and entered the U.S. Marine Corps shortly thereafter. After his military service, he received a degree in Forestry from the WVU in Morgantown in 1954.

In 1951 he married Mary Catherine Kreyenbuhl, whom he met at a square dance three-years earlier.

They had their first daughter, Karen, while still working on his degree. His first job as a forester brought him to White Springs, FL, where Michael was born. He then transferred to Waycross, GA, where Jimmy, Cindy and Denise were born. Joe and Mary then moved their family to Starke, FL, in 1960 where he worked for Container Corporation of America for the rest of his career. Timmy and Donald were both born in Starke.
 
Joe retired in 1986 and spent his remaining years actively involved in community service. He worked for a time at the Telegraph and was a active member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion Post 56, the Bradford County Food Pantry and many other civic organizations and causes.

Joe and Mary were instrumental in bringing the singer/songwriter/performer James Rogers to Starke for a benefit concert, which has since become an annual fundraising event for the Food Pantry for the last 25-years.

Even though they still have their house and many friends in Starke, in 2008 Joe and Mary moved to Dunnellon, FL, to be closer to their children. They continued to be very active citizens with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and other organizations in Dunnellon.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine (Kreyenbuhl) Gissy and all of their seven children; Karen Johnson (Jodie) Gainesville, FL, Michael (Sonja Biggs) Orlando, FL, Jimmy (Brenda) Orlando, FL, Cindy Merrilees (Jay) Fleming Island, FL, Denise Cahoon (Lonnie) Orlando, FL, Timmy (Kay) Orlando, FL, and Donald (Susan) Crystal River, Fla.  The seven children are all married and raising his 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A viewing was held on Sunday evening, March 31, from 4 – 6 PM, at Roberts Funeral Home in Dunnellon, FL.

A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, April 01, at 11 AM, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon, FL.

Ernest Eugene ‘Gene’ Bennett

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Ernest Eugene ‘Gene’ Bennett

Age 88, of Rosedale, WV, passed away at home after a long illness on May 06, 2013.

He was born July 17, 1924, the son of the late Eustace and Rosa Ellison Bennett of Mill Fork, Rosedale, WV.

Gene is preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Maxine Bennett; a sister, Ruth; two brothers, Brooks and Clyde Bennett; one son, Danny McCumbers; two grandchildren, Dawn McCumbers and Anita Cook; one daughter-in-law, Rosalee Bennett.

Gene was a Baptist by faith.

He enjoyed working horses. He loved all of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gene was retired from the WV State Road Department in Gassaway, Braxton County, WV.

He is survived by his four loving children and daughter-in-law, Kathy (Danny, son deceased) McCumbers, Larry (Susan) Bennett, Nina (Jerden) Cook, Doyle (Joyce) Bennett and Marvin (Belinda) Bennett; 11 loving grandchildren, Dannielle (Dave) Lilly, Nicole (Rick) Cottrell, Jason (Danielle) McCumbers, Melinda Bailey, Ernie (Amanda) Bennett, Robin (Scott) Bourn, Quintin (Raeanna) Cook, Jessica (Justin) Carter, Cody Bennett, Shad (Rebecca) Adkins, Chassidy ‘Sis’ Mollohan; 14 loving great grandchildren, Zach Lilly, Chelsie McCumbers, Gabby Cottrell, Hayden Bailey, Chase Bailey, Logan Bennett, Nevalee Bennett, Shayla Bourn, Ashlyn Bourn, Elijah Bourn, Summer Bourn, James Cook, Blake Adkins, and Shayla Dawn Adkins.

He will be deeply loved and missed forever and always.

The family would like to give special thanks to Vicki Carter for all of her help, love and support and to Nicole Cottrell for all they’ve done for us.

Funeral services will be held Thursday May 09, 2013, 1:00 PM at the Beech Grove Baptist Church at Nicut with Rev. Gary Maynor officiating.

Visitation were held at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM and will be held at the Beech Grove Baptist Church Thursday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the services.

Nina Marie Arthur

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Nina Marie Arthur

Age 84, formerly of Vienna, WV, passed away May 08, 2013, at the Willows Center in Parkersburg.

She was born February 04, 1929 in Auburn, WV, a daughter of the late Glen C. and Mayme Kemper Spurgeon.

Nina was a graduate of the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing where she received her RN Degree. She formerly worked at St. Joseph’s and Camden Clark Memorial Hospitals, and was a floor supervisor at Worthington Manor.

She was a member of Vienna Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and canning.

Nina is survived by two daughters, Janet Carlson (John) of Cross Lanes, WV, and Becky Murphy (Willie) of Vienna; four sons, Donald Arthur (Stephanie) of St. Augustine, FL, Michael Arthur (Faith) of Vienna, William Arthur (Debbie) of Bridgeport, WV and Richard Arthur (Jan) of Fletcher, NC; one sister, Ruth Logue of Arizona; 13 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren B. Arthur, and one brother, Carl Spurgeon.

Funeral services for Nina will be 1:00 PM Friday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna, with John Carlson officiating.

Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until time of services.

Otto V. Paugh

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Otto V. Paugh

Age 92, of 137 Minnich Street Weston, WV, passed away on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 in Crestview Nursing Home of Jane Lew following a brief illness.

He was born in Volga, WV on October 30, 1920: son of the late Laco Paugh and Blanche (Foster) Paugh.

He was first married to Irene (Myers) Paugh, who preceded him in death in 1964. Otto then married Helen D. “Dolores” (Alderman) Paugh on May 21, 1966, who survives.

He was also survived by five children: Chuck Paugh of Laurel, MD, Dennis Paugh of Marrietta, GA, Susan (Jordan) Cooper and husband Ed of Smyrna, GA, Chip Jordan and wife Lesa and Eric Paugh and wife Barb both of Weston, 9 grandchildren: Nikki, Jay, Sandy, Brannon, Kylee, Adam, Maddie, Emily, and Jack and 7 great grandchildren: Olivia, Lexie, Amelia, Jace, Maggie, Lucy and Hadlee. Otto is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife Irene and parents, Otto was preceded in death by four brothers: Dorsey, Denver, Curtis and Willard Paugh and two sisters: Genevieve Hershman and Louise Hunt.

Mr. Paugh retired as body shop foreman for A. & B. Chevrolet with 18 years of service and 36 years in auto body repair.

He was a member of the Haleville Union Mission Church of Weston where he sang in the choir, was former Church Treasurer, former Sunday school teacher and former Church trustee.


Growing up, Otto worked with his family on farms in north central West Virginia until the family settled in Lewis County. Mr. Paugh was drafted in 1942 into the United States Army where he served with 3rd Army, 4th Armored Division, 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Recon Company during WW II from July 15, 1942 until October 20, 1945. He served under General Patton in Europe and was in the “Battle of the Bulge(Ardennes), Bastogne, and campaigns in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 5 Bronze Service Stars.

Following WW II, Otto reentered the work force in the auto body repair trade. Throughout his life, Otto has been a shining example of the traits reflective of a good husband, father and neighbor. This was proved by the Governor Joe Manchin, III honoring him with the Medallion of the 35th Star of West Virginia.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 4-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Glenn Lough officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV.

Full military honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is greatly honored to serve the family of Otto V. Paugh.

Kyle L. Emerson

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Kyle L. Emerson

Age 81 of Cox’s Mill, WV, departed this life at 6:30 AM, Monday, May 06, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

He was born November 30, 1931 in Gilmer County, WV, a son of the late Racy and Rita Langford Emerson.

Kyle was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 1948; a graduate of Glenville State College in 1978 and did master’s degree work through Marshall University.

A 27 year military veteran, his career began in 1948 when he began serving in the Army Air Force.  He was security services during the Korean Conflict and also served in Vietnam as a radio code expert.  At the time of his retirement he was writing the security history of the US Air Force.

After his retirement he was co-owner of the Gilmer Guardian and was a former editor of the Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder.  He was librarian for several years for the Gilmer County Public Library.

He loved to fish, hunt, bird watch, do genealogy and was a writer and poet.

Kyle was first married to Jean Cox Emerson who preceded him in death December 09, 1991 and currently married to Anna Emerson of Tulsa , OH.

There are six children:  Kathleen Kimble of Glenville, WV; Richard Emerson and wife Celeste of Laurel, MD; Constance Gray and husband Willard of Cox’s Mill, WV; Charles Emerson of Cox’s Mill, WV; Patricia Bailey and husband Everett of Cox’s Mill, WV and Renita Benson and husband Neal of Glenville, WV; Three step-children survive:  Brenda Gray and husband Bruce of St. Peters, Missouri; Richard Lister and wife Joan of St. Peters, Missouri and Judi Smith and husband Roy of Tulsa, OK; 13 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 7 step-great grandchildren survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., 2 Vanhorn Dr. Glenville, at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 10, 2013 with Rev. Dwight Goff officiating.

Burial will follow in the Horn Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Cox’s Mill.

Friends may call at the Mortuary from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Kyle L. Emerson with arrangements.

Loraine Metz

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Loraine Metz

Age 91, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away May 05, 2013, at the WV Masonic Home.

She was born April 08, 1922, in Buffalo Run, Ritchie County, WV, a daughter of the late Russell Boreman and Bernice Tennant Cox.

She was a graduate of Cairo High School, Class of 1941. She went on to work as a bookkeeper and office manager at Parkersburg Chemical.

She was a member of Lubeck United Methodist Church.

She was a past regent of the Blennerhassett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Pharaoh Award recipient, a member of the Cairo Alumni Association, she has been a volunteer for over 20 years compiling more than 10,000 hours at St. Joseph’s Hospital, where she received the Volunteer of the Year Award on 1989, and she was a member and former officer of the West Augusta Historical Society. She was an amateur genealogist for family and friends, loved to sew and quilt, reading and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, David Howell Metz; and sisters, Maxine Law and Bernadine Sutton.

She is survived by her children, sons, Paul Alan Metz (Janette) of Parkersburg, and Lee David Metz (Julie) of Adah, PA, and daughter, Patricia Ann Hardin (Jim) of Athens, WV; grandchildren, Melissa Marie Greene (James IV) of Parkersburg, and Clark David Metz of Morgantown; great-grandchildren, Bryar and Loralye Greene; special niece, Carol Badgett Anderson of Vienna; sisters, Opal Spiker (Frank) of Marion, VA, Betty Lowther (Tom) of Parkersburg, and Vivian Kaufman (Don) of Martinsburg, PA; along with numerous other nieces, nephews and extended family.

Service will be 1:00 PM Thursday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Michael Metz officiating.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen North Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Special thank you from her family for the care and attention by staff of Masonic Home.

Memorial contirbutions may be made in Mrs. Metz honor to Cairo Alumni Association, P.O. Box 363, Cairo WV 26337 or Dry Ridge Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 375, Athens, WV 24712.

Patricia Jean Dye Starcher

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Patricia Jean Dye Starcher

Age 64, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away May 05, 2013, at Ohio Valley Health Care in Parkersburg.

She was born May 20, 1948, in Grantsville, WV, a daughter to the late Dale and Oleta Burrows Dye.

She was a retired Administrative Assistant for the State of West Virginia.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Starcher; sons, Jay F. Starcher (Brandi) of Parkersburg and Jeffrey S. Starcher (Mendi) of Winfield; daughter, Jill L. Starcher (Mike Postick) of Charlotte, NC; brothers, Richard Dye (Carrie) and Bob Dye (Garnet); sisters, Phyllis Harvey (Larry), Melba Starcher (Kenny) and Karen Nichols (Eddie); grandchildren, Brady Starcher, Tyson Graham, Wesley Starcher, Tori Ellis, Madison Starcher, Hannah Starcher and Joey Starcher; a special niece, Margie Starcher; and a host of other extended family and friends.

Service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Lamb officiating.

Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Susan N. Davis

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Susan N. Davis

Age 56, of Spelter, WV, died May 04, 2013 at home.

She was born February 15, 1957 in Elyria, Ohio a daughter of the late Gerald and Elaine Hayhurst Henthorne.

She was a caregiver and loved crafting, traveling, going to Wal-Mart and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Buryl G. Davis; children, Edward Davis (Donna) of Philippi, Tim Davis (Jennifer) of Philippi, Tawni Johnson and companion, Tim Tichner and Charlotte Davis of Spelter; grandchildren Dylan Peters, Andrew Peters, Hailey Collins, Matthew Davis and Alex Davis; brother, Rusty Henthorne of Ohio; sisters, Pam Baker of Ohio, Jackie Bucklew of South Carolina and Dee Dee Coen of Folsom; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by grandchild, Michael Peters and nephew, Brandon Edgell.

Service will be 12:30 PM Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at the Poplar Ridge Community Church, Sutton, WV with Rev. Russell Shaw officiating.

Burial will be in the Barker Ridge Cemetery, Sutton.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Billie L. Hill

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Billie L. Hill

Age 80 of Weirton, WV, passed away Sunday, May 05, 2013, at the Weirton Geriatric Center.

She was born March 03, 1933, in Doddridge County, WV, the daughter of the late Russell and Gilberta Davis Fox.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Gaye Marie Chipps; brothers, Rodney and Richard Fox.

Billie was a member of Christ United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir.

She was also a former Red Hat Lady.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Ralph W. “Bill” Hill Jr.; daughter, Michelle Tirreno (Louis) of Beaver, PA; sons, Mark R. Hill of Savannah, GA, Richard G. Hill (Nadine) of Follansbee, WV; grandchildren, Brandon, Whitney, Brianna, and Brittaney; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Monty Fox (Connie) of Clarksburg, WV, Russell Fox (Alexis) of Weirton, WV; sister, Rita Mead(Melvin) of Phoenix, AZ.

Visitation will be at the Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV Tuesday 6-8 PM, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM with Pastor Michaela Jasper presiding.

Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mildred Garnett (Crawford) Bonnett

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Mildred Garnett (Crawford) Bonnett

Age 90, of Weston, WV,  passed away on Monday, May 06, 2013 in Crestview Nursing Home following an extended illness.

She was born in Crawford, WV on June 16, 1922: daughter of the late Ucil Dale Crawford and Flora Alice (Smith) Crawford.

Mrs. Bonnett is survived by two daughters: Barbara Jean Marsh (Mike) of Horner and Mary Alice Mealey (Eugene) of Weston and three sons: John Edward Bonnett of Rapid City, SD and Thomas Dale Bonnett and Timothy Lee Bonnett(Virginia) both of Weston,. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Kelley Leigh Smith, Kenneth Eugene Mealey, and Jamie Lynn Bonnett all of Weston, Michael Shawn Mealey of Fort Mills, SC and John Edward Bonnett of Seattle, WA nine great grandchildren: Jaycob, Ethan and Carmyn Smith, Brandon and Grant Mealey, Zachary and Mikala Mealey and Ashley and Nick Bonnett and one great great grandchild: Braden Mealey. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Charles Adrian Bonnett and Scott Christopher Bonnett and four brothers: Marvin Crawford, Charles Crawford, Argel Crawford and Basil Crawford and one sister: Macel Wilson.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Bonnett retired as a dietary aide at the Weston State Hospital and had worked at the Colonial Glass Factory both of Weston.

She was a member of the Grace Baptist Temple of Jane Lew, WV. Mildred enjoyed cooking and going to church.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Thursday, May 09, 2013 from 5-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Beryl McKisic officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Mildred Garnett (Crawford) Bonnett.

Mary Sue Frashure Osborn

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Mary Sue Frashure Osborn

Age 63, of Ellis Road, Linn, West Virginia, departed this life at 3:30 AM, Saturday May 04, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness.

Born November 05, 1949 in Gilmer County, West Virginia, daughter of the late William Earl and Minnie Fern McHenry Frashure.

Sue was a homemaker who loved to take care of her family, cooking, gardening, sewing, and quilting.

She was a member of the Otterbein Methodist Church.

She enjoyed West Virginia University sports with a special interest in their Basketball program.

On October 04, 1974 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Osborn Jr., who survives at their Ellis Road home.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Susan Hornbeck and husband Doug of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Kelly Osborn of Parkersburg, WV; 2 grandchildren Caleb and Leah Hornbeck of Parkersburg, WV; 9 siblings, Billie Radcliff and husband Arnold Sam of Weston, West Virginia; Beulah Robinson of Tanner, West Virginia; Lou Runyon and husband Denzil of Normantown, West Virginia; Ann King of Alum Bridge, West Virginia; James Frashure and wife Nadine of Parkersburg, WV; Ronald Frashure and wife Nancy of Glenville WV; Larry Frashure and wife Joy of Glenville WV; Faynell Gainer and husband Terry of Weston, WV; Jerry Frashure and wife Cheryl of Parkers burg, WV; and 1 cousin whom she was raised with, Avin Lowther and wife Elizabeth of Linn, West Virginia.

Along with her parents, Sue was preceded in death by her Aunt and Uncle Alva and Buryel Lowther who raised her from the age of 5.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville WV 26351 at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, May 07, 2013 with Pastor Bryon Bukovesky officiating.

Burial will follow in the Alice Cemetery, on Alice Road.

Friends may call from 10:00 AM - Noon, the funeral hour on Tuesday at the Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Glenville First Baptist Church Cancer Fund or Hospice Care Corp. of Burnsville.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Mary Sue Osborn with arrangements.

Buck Sands

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Buck Sands

Age 80, of Hackers Creek Road, Buckhannon, WV, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

He was born February 14, 1933, in Gilmer County, WV.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Harold Robert and Virgie McElwee Sands; and his sister, Doris Shepherd.

Buck is survived by five children, Debra Ann Sands of California, James Michael Sands and wife, Becky, of Buckhannon, Susan Pamela Favreau and husband, Charles, of Illinois, Gerald Robert Sands and wife, Lori, of North Carolina, and Jodi Lynn Sands of New York; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Sands and wife, Becky, of Parkersburg; and sister, Marlene Linger and husband, Donald, of Jane Lew, WV.

He was a member of the Mountain Model “A” Club and loved to restore antique cars, was an equipment operator and mechanic for many businesses in the local area and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Sands enjoyed going to church. He was a member, trustee and choir member at Buckhannon Union Mission Church.

The family received friends from 5 to 8 PM, May 02, 2013 at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon.

Services was conducted at 11 AM at Buckhannon Union Mission Church on the Vicksburg Road, Buckhannon Friday, May 03, with the Rev. Dennis Estes officiating.

Burial followed in Sands Family Cemetery, Hackers Creek Road, Buckhannon.

Viewing was from 10 to 11 AM at the church.

Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

June Ada Blake Garrett

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June Ada Blake Garrett

Age 70, of 34 Meade Street, Buckhannon, WV, passed away April 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM, at her home.

She was born July 05, 1942 in Weston, WV: a daughter of the late Richard and Elsie Belle Conard Blake.

She was married September 28, 1963 in Weston, WV to Jackie David Garrett who survives.

Surviving are two sisters, Delores Friend of Weston and Mary Alice Johnson of Orlando; two brothers, Herbert Blake of Buckhannon and Aubrey Blake of Georgetown; and several nieces and nephews.

Also a special caregiver, Sharon Powell and two special friends, Charles and Kay Pumphrey.

One brother, Larry Blake is deceased.

Mrs. Garrett was employed by Turner Cutting Shop as a glass cutter by trade for 10-years.

Friends were received at the Morris Funeral Home Monday, April 29, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, April 30 with Rev. Sue Lowther officiating.

Burial followed in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Morris Funeral Home of Jane Lew is in charge of the arrangements for June Ada Blake Garrett

Sadie Riffle Barker

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Sadie Riffle Barker

Age 94, of Copen, WV, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at home after a long illness.

Sadie was born on December 18, 1918 in Braxton County, WV a daughter of the late Ivan and Naomi Wine Kelley.

She was a homemaker and loved to quilt which she did a lot with her daughter in-law Bonnie Riffle.

She was a Baptist by faith.

When she was able, she loved to garden and can even if it was just to give away. She looked forward to making apple butter outside with her son in-law Bruce.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arch Riffle, and second husband Earl Barker. Also preceding her in death are four children, Tom, Sylvia, Gene and Rosalee, three grandchildren, Paula Pritt, Tony Riffle and Archie Riffle. One brother Walter Kelley.

Sadie is survived by seven children; Ray (Debbie) Riffle of Tennessee, Dawn (Paul) Richardson of Exchange, WV, Carol (Wes) Shears of Baltimore, MD, Larry (Bonnie Marie) Riffle of Copen, WV, Bonnie (Bruce) Garrett of Cedarville, WV, Alice (Leroy) Prunty of Exchange, WV, and Linda Dawson who lived with and took great care of her mother. One sister, Juanita Jarvis of Titusville, FL. She is also survived by (36) grandchildren, (59) great-grandchildren and (29) great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held at 1:00 PM Friday, April 26, 2013 at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV.

Burial followed in Copen Cemetery Copen, WV.

Beulah “Nellie” Bennington

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Beulah “Nellie” Bennington

of West Union, WV,  departed this life on Friday, May 03, 2013 in the Heartland Nursing Home.

She was born April 17, 1918 a daughter of the late Jesse and Cora Hitt Golden.

Surviving are ten daughters, Linda Bennington, Clarksburg, Bonnie (Harold) Stalnaker, Lincolnton, NC, Fay (Tom) Whitlatch, Hoschton, GA, Nancy (Eddie) Vanscoy, Mineral Wells, Rose Russell, Parkersburg, Wendy Sandstrom, West Union, Margie (Virgil) Matheny, Clarksburg, Judith McElwain, West Union, Karen Ross, Clarksburg and Joellen (Grant) Trent, West Union, one son, Carroll Bennington, Baltimore, MD, 16 grandchildren, over 25 great grandchildren and one sister, Velma Stover, Weston. She was preceded in death by two sons, Steven and Gerald “Jerry” Bennington, one daughter Sharon Bennington, sisters and brothers, Clifford Golden, Hobert Golden, Irene Golden, Pauline Golden and Jean Woofter.

Mrs. Bennington had worked at the Britton’s Rest Home as a CNA for many years and had worked at the Doddridge County Senior Citizens. She loved quilting, reading, growing flowers and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 1 PM with Pastor Bill Davis presiding.

Interment will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery, Sleeth Run Rd, Linn, WV.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 from 11 AM - 1 PM.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Bennington family.

Raben Lee Wilson

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Raben Lee Wilson

Age 55, of Frametown, WV, passed away on April 27, 2013 in Pocahontas County, WV.

He was born January 22, 1958 in Richwood, WV a son of the late Raymond Spencer Wilson and Dolly Cash Wilson.

He was a Baptist by faith.

He was member of the Frametown Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years. He worked at Meadows Stone and Paving.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Wilson; sister, Diane Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, Tara Wilson of Frametown; son, Joshua Todd Wilson of Frametown; nieces, Shayla Louise Eastwood of Frametown, Sheyanne Leona Eastwood of Barbersville; nephew, Robert Shayne Eastwood of Frametown; brothers, Dale Wilson of North Carolina, Richard Wilson of Frametown.

Service was 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 30 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Rich Demastus officiating.

Burial was at Perry H. James cemetery, Frametown.

Friends called 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Tuesday.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

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Ryan T. Painter

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Ryan T. Painter

Age 27, of 422 Main Street in Weston, WV, passed away at his residence suddenly.

He was born on December 28, 1985 in Pittsburgh, PA: son of Donna (Baran) Painter and the late Robert James Painter.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four siblings, Robert Michael Painter of Valley Chapel, A. J. Painter of Jackson Mill, WV; Laura Marie Painter and Erika Catherine Painter, both of Centerville, IN.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews who loved to spend time with him.

Ryan was a 2004 graduate of Lewis County High School. Ryan was a workaholic and was employed by Viking Pool where he was recently named employee of the month. Ryan loved lottery tickets, Bud Light and driving different cars. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his many friends. Ryan never met a stranger and will be deeply missed by all.

Friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 North Main Avenue, Weston on Friday, April 26, from 2:00-8:00 PM.

Following visitation, Ryan T. Painter’s body was cremated and a private graveside service was held.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston will be handling the arrangements for Ryan T. Painter

David Clay Lieving

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David Clay Lieving

Age 64, of MacFarlan, WV, passed away Thursday, May 02, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born September 11, 1948, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Bernard Clay and Freda (Scott) Lieving.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Glenville State College and a Master’s Degree from West Virginia University. He coached football, basketball and baseball for Clay Battelle High School in Monongalia County from 1970-1979. He retired from the Wood County Board of Education after teaching for 35 years.

He was a member of Vienna Baptist Church.

He enjoyed hunting, gardening and was a fan of WVU.

He is survived by his wife, Monica K. Lieving; sons, Jerry Lieving (Justine) of Pensacola, FL, and Greg Lieving of Montgomery, WV; daughters, Jennifer Niebart (Michael) of Stanton, NJ, and Kelli Foster (Aaron) of Milton, FL; step-children, Jesse Hodge (Isa) of Palm Bay, FL, Tiffany Lynch (Robert) of Melbourne, FL, and Whitney Rollyson (Kristopher) of Palm Bay, FL; a sister, Donna George of Vienna, WV; 14 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a nephew, Jason Hatcher.

Services will be 4:00 PM Sunday at the Leavitt Funeral Home Parkersburg, with Pastor Bill Brown officiating.

Visitation will be 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Saturday.

Burial will be at Hartley Cemetery in Ritchie County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation For Hospice and HomeCare, C/O Housecalls Hospice, 1226 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Janice I. Martin

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Janice I. Martin

Age 83, of Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life at 8:55 AM, April 30, 2013 in the St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia follow an extended illness.

Born October 30, 1929 in Gilmer County, West Virginia, daughter of the late Albert and Eva Spencer Maxwell.

Janice was a graduate of Tanner High School, class of 1949, graduate of Glenville State College in 1961 with degrees in Home Economics and English. She taught school at Lewis County High School, Tunnelton High School in Preston County, Byesville High School in Byesville, Ohio, and her last job was Food Service Supervisor for the Calhoun County Board of Education.

She loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, and especially quilting.

She also attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Sand Fork, West Virginia.

On May 24, 1969 she was united in Marriage to L. Clifford Martin who preceded her in death on October 22, 1977.

Surviving are 1 son, Jerry Maxwell and wife Barbara of Cross Lanes, West Virginia, 1 grandchild, Kayla Bailey and husband Cameron of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 3 brothers, Albert W. Maxwell and Willis J. “Jack” Maxwell both of Glenville, WV, and Frederick L. Maxwell of Mentor, Ohio, and 2 sisters, Louella Stalnaker and Mary Ann Radabaugh both of Glenville, WV.

Along with her parents and husband, Janice was preceded in death by 2 sister-in-laws, Donna and Betty Maxwell, 1 brother-in-law, Lyonel Stalnaker , 1 niece, Karen Phillips, and 1 great-nephew, Tyler Maxwell.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351, at 1:00 PM, Saturday May 04, 2013 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Job’s Temple Cemetery, WV Hwy 5 West of Glenville.

Friends may call Saturday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Job’s Temple, C/O Louella Stalnaker, 9 Lorentz Drive, Glenville WV. 26351.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Janice Martin with arrangements.

Virgil I. Boggs

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Virgil I. Boggs

Age 84, of St. Marys, WV, formerly of Sutton, WV went to be with the Lord on Tues. April 30 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Gilmer County, WV on January 27, 1929 to the late Roy and Chloe Boggs.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Louella Simmons.

Virgil was a member of Greensburg Temple Baptist Church of Greensburg, OH and also attended Poplar Ridge Community Church, near Sutton and Cow Creek Methodist Church of St. Marys, WV.

He was a Teamster for Local 24 of Akron, OH. Virgil loved God, his family, camping, fishing, hunting, western books, John Wayne movies, puzzles and a good game of dominoes.

Virgil leaves behind his loving wife of 62 yrs. Geraldine Jamison Boggs and 7 children, Dianne (Stan) Texter of Akron, OH, Janice (Steve) Hughes of Frametown, WV, Sharlene Heiney of Grantsville, WV, Donna (Mike) Bunner of St. Marys, WV, Wayne (Carla) Boggs of Akron, OH, Dwight Boggs of Venice, FL, Duane Boggs of Manassas, VA, brother, Paul (Judy) Boggs of Cape Coral, FL, aunt, Martha Villers of Columbia Station, OH, 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM on Saturday May 04, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Pastor David Chapman officiating.

Burial will follow at Bug Ridge Community Cemetery, near Sutton, WV.

Friends may call two hours prior at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Boggs family.

Evelyn Jane Simmons

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Evelyn Jane Simmons

Age 73, of Harrisville, WV, died April 30, 2013 at her residence, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born December 07, 1939 in Cairo, WV, the daughter of the late John L. Six, Lura Missouri Rollins Windom and John Clifford Windom.

Jane graduated from Cairo High School in 1957. She worked as a bookkeeper for Larry Pierson Heating and also worked at Public Debt, Murray Sheet Metal and Department of Natural Resources. She was a former president of the American Cancer Society, Ritchie County Division.

She is survived by daughters, Kimberly Simmons and Deana Simmons, both of Harrisville; brothers, Rodney Windom of Harrisville and Ronald Six of Harrisville; grandchildren, Richie Compton, Joshua Compton, Dereck Simmons, Sarah Simmons, and Hunter Simmons; and great grandchildren, Logan, Jacob and Aiden Compton.

She was preceded in death by son, James F. “Joe” Simmons; sister, Linda Jackson, and brother, John L. Six.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. Dan Martin officiating.

Burial will follow in the Six Cemetery, near Cairo.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday.

William Denver Sims

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William Denver Sims

Age 91, of Camden, North Carolina, formerly of Brohard, Wirt County, WV, passed away April 29, 2013 at the home of Richard and Patty Bruerton in Camden, NC.

Born at Big Bend, WV, he was a son of the late Walker Patton Sims and Arzona Richards Sims.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII having served in the South Pacific with the rank of Tech (5). He was a retired Wirt County school bus driver and was a well tender in the oil and gas industry.

He was a member of the Strait Creek Baptist Church at Brohard.

Surviving are his children, Patty Bruerton (Dick) of Camden, NC, Shirley Ferrell (Randy) of Cambridge OH and Larry Lemasters (Bonnie Hill) of Bloomfield NJ; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Bruerton of Dyersburg, TN and Christina Borden of Jackson, TN; one great granddaughter, Caroline Borden of Jackson, TN; four brothers, Freddie M. Sims (Nellie) and James E. Sims (Sheila), all of Big Bend, Billy Ray Sims (Ona Belle) of Thornville, OH and Richard Gale Sims of Cox’s Mills, WV; one sister, Bonnie Sims Webb Buck of Big Springs, WV; two sisters-in-law, Betty Webb Sims Boggs of Grantsville and Marjie Wagoner Sims of Parkersburg, WV.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, Opal Busch Sims; four brothers, Walker P. Sims, Jr., Ernest Eugene Sims, Harold Glen Sims, and Willie Sims; one sister, Francis Irene Sims.

Friends may call at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville Saturday from 10:00 AM until Noon.

Interment with graveside rites will follow in the Hartley Cemetery at Brohard with Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

Michelle Self

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Michelle Self

Age 57, of Lowell, Ohio, died Saturday, April 27, 2013.

She was born in Glenville, WV, on October 11, 1955, to William and Mercedes Banks Self.

She was a 1973 graduate of Fort Frye High School. Michelle enjoyed being with her family and playing games such as Wii and Bocce Ball.

Survivors include her mother; her children, Misty (Rob) Halloway and Doug Crooks Jr.; fiance, Greg “Moe” Miller; four grandchildren; and her siblings.

Preceded in death by her father; brothers, Bill and Johnny Self.

Funeral will be at 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Donations to help with expenses may be sent to Cawley & Peoples, P.O. Box 400, Lowell, Ohio 45744.

Don M. Westfall

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Don M. Westfall

Age 87, of WV Hwy 5 East, Grantsville, Gilmer County, WV, passed away April 28, 2013 at his home. 

Born in Gilmer County, he was a son of the late Delford and Mildred Miller Westfall.

He was a US Army Veteran of WWII, having served in Rhineland, Central Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  He served with Company F, 9th Infantry Division as a Sergeant, squad leader and anti-tank gunner as well as 30. caliber machine gun operator.  He was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Occupation Medal-Germany, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.  He was a retired heavy equipment operator in the oil and gas pipeline construction industry.  He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, A.F. and A.M. of Grantsville, WV and the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Glenville, WV.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Judy Westfall and his children; Charlene (Terry) Vukich of Canton, OH; Judy Powell of Grantsville, WV; Debra Meadows of Parkersburg, WV; Amber (Tommy) Hamric of Glenville, WV; Michael (Beverly) Westfall of Parkersburg, WV; and Angie Linger of Glenville, WV.  Nine grandchildren; Christina Parsons, Debra King, William (Elizabeth) Meadows, Jr., Michelle (Curt) Westrick, Ean Hamric, Ashton Hamric, Robbie Parsons, Taylor and Teara Linger as well as eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by one daughter, Roberta Yeager, two brothers, Billy and Robert Westfall, three sisters, Gaytha Lockard, Emogene Sawyer and Sheila Weaver.  Two sons-in-law, William Meadows and Leonard Powell.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 1:00 PM, at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville, WV.

Interment will follow in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery at Tanner, WV with full Military and Masonic graveside rites.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00-8:00 PM Wednesday.

Allan D. “Doug” Cooper

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T/Sgt. Allan D. Cooper

U.S. Air Force Retired, age 80, of U.S. Hwy 19 North, Jane Lew, WV died unexpectedly at 3:15 PM Friday, April 19, 2013 at his residence.

He was born May 19, 1932 in Roanoke, WV a son of the late James O. and Hettie M. Linger Cooper.

On March 20, 1954 he married the former G. Darlene Mosher, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Kimala J. Rayworth and husband Fred B. of Las Vegas, NV and Falina A. Henline and husband Willard of Jane Lew; four grandchildren: Rhonda Raulston, Brooke Rayworth, Jared and Kenneth Henline;
and seven great-grandchildren.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family being preceded in death by six brothers: Rodney L., Verlon G., Robert N., Vernon C., George C., and Donald L. Cooper and one sister, Eloise I. Deckard.

Doug was a graduate of Weston High School and Glenville State College. He was member of the William G. Bennett Lodge # 10 of Walkersville, Nemesis Shrine Temple of Parkersburg and the Lewis County Shrine Club. He was a lifelong member of the Disabled Veterans of America, and was retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs as an Accountant/Auditor. He served with the U.S. Air Force for 23 years, enjoyed hunting and golfing.

He was Methodist by faith.

Graveside services was held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 27, 2013 from the Mitchell Cemetery at Roanoke.

Full military honors will be accorded by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Lewis County Shriner Club P.O. Box 933, Weston WV 26452.

Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service of 144 Hackers Road, Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the Cooper family.

George Wellington Bashford

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George Wellington Bashford

Age 67, of Alum Bridge, WV passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born in Orange, NJ on March 19, 1946: son of the late George Bashford and Ruth (Ellick) Bashford.

Mr. Bashford was survived by his friend Paula Hardbarger, two sisters: Doris (Jon) Dougherty of Chester,New Jersey and Ruth Ann Moorehouse of Milford,New Hampshire and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bashford was a contractor for 13 years in Weston, WV. He could build almost anything, loved woodworking, built his own sailboat and restored a 1936 Plymouth. George built an amazing home with a breath taking view in Gilmer County in Vadis, WV. He never asked for help but always helped others, was honest and reliable and loved swap meets for car parts.

Mr. Bashford was veteran of the United States Marines serving in Vietnam as a Lance Corporal. He was proud to serve his country.

A celebration of Life Service in Memory of George W. Bashford will be held at a later date with full military honors.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of George Wellington Bashford.

Budge R. “Budgie” Frashure

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Budge “Budgie” R. Frashure

Age 62, passed away at 5:35 PM at his residence in Linn, WV on April 27, 2013 following an unexpected illness, with his beloved Collie dog and best friend, Levi by his side.

He was born on April 06, 1951 in Weston, WV a son of the late Roy “Bob” and Goldie M. Keith Frashure. One brother, Bobby J. Frashure, and one nephew, Bobby Ray Frashure, also preceded him in death.

On January 02, 1970 he married the former Dottie Grogg and they remained married until 1998.

He is survived by one sister, Rosalie Heater and husband Orie of Orlando, WV; two daughters: Wendy Mathess and husband Steve of Jane Lew, WV; Nikki Frashure of Farmington; two grandsons: Breyer and Branson Mathess of Jane Lew; two nephews: Ricky J. Frashure of Linn, and Lee Frashure of Jane Lew; and one niece, Sherry Peters of Good Hope, WV.

Budge devoted his younger years to his work as a heavy equipment operator in the coalfields from 1974-1997. He had a well-earned reputation among the employees for being the “best operator around”. He never missed a day’s work for years, even during illness. He also worked at Lignetics until leaving to care for his elderly mother until her death in 2010.

He loved to watch Western movies in his free time and play with his Collie, Levi. His family and friends will sadly miss him.

There will be a private Family and Friends Gathering at the Hiney Cemetery in Linn, WV.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the Frashure family.

Daniel Ray Riffle

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Daniel Ray Riffle

Age 45, of 257 West Fourth St. Weston, WV passed away at 3:45 PM Saturday April 27, 2013 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born on December 20, 1967 in Weston, a son of Ray Riffle who lives in Weston and the Joyce Lee Hoover who lives in Jane Lew.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Helen Riffle.

Surviving are four siblings: Rodney Riffle, Crystal Myers, and Tracy Riffle, all of Weston and Greg Riffle of Buckhannon; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Danny was employed as a cook at the Stonewall Jackson Resort and his family particularly enjoyed his blackened catfish and trout. He loved the outdoors, especially when he could go hunting and fishing. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and a passionate Nascar enthusiast, following Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Friends may call at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew Monday April 29, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dwayne Brown officiating.

Interment will follow in the McHenry Cemetery in Sand Fork, WV.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the Riffle family.

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