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Richard D. “Dick” Horner

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Richard D. “Dick” Horner

Age 77, of Limestone Road in Weston, WV, passed away at 9:03 PM, at his residence on Thursday, June 20, 2013, following a brief illness.

He was born in Jackson County on September 16, 1935: a son of the late Asa and Beulah Sinnett Horner.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Rusty Allen Horner; two brothers, Elmer Horner and William Horner; and one sister, Margie Creel.

On March 12, 1962, he married the former Bridget Pauline Sprouse, who survives.

Also surviving are five children, Terry (Denise) Sprouse of Jane Lew, Gary (Jerene) Sprouse, Shirley Ray Horner and companion Lisa Hawkins, Sharon (Danny) Coleman and Eugene (Dodi) Horner, all of Weston; eight grandchildren, Kristy Jennifer, Josh, Whitney, Haylea, Sheena, Anthony, and Gary Allen; six great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Julius, Latrell, Cole, Aubrey and Trapper; three brothers, Robert Horner of Belington, John Horner of Galax, VA, and Jimmy Horner of Weston; two sisters, Donna Jean Yelich of Enterprise and Ilene Taylor of Walla Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from TA Chapman. He enjoyed deer and squirrel hunting and delivering Meals on Wheels for the Senior Citizens Center of Weston. He treasured family time, especially working and clowning around together in the yard and around the house.

He attended Murphy’s Creek Baptist Church.

Friends called at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 4-8 PM, on Monday, June 24.

Funeral Services were held at 12 Noon, Tuesday, June 25, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wease Day officiating.

Interment followed in Peterson Cemetery in Weston.

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

Narcissus W. Mills

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Narcissus W. Mills

Age 86, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away June 24, 2013, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

Narcissus was born April 03, 1927, in Ritchie County, WV, a daughter of the late Carl Wilson and Lulu Pearl Fortney Wilson.

She was a long-time member of Elizabeth Church of Christ.

She loved being a homemaker and also had owned and operated Mt. Vernon Business College along with her husband, Oran. She was also a former member of the Brohard Community Club.

She is survived by her son, Gregory (Jessie) Mills of Oak Hill, Ohio; her grandchildren, Derrick and Brandon Mills, Kelly Rieser, Emily (Federico Gambina) Neymeyer, Sarah Neymeyer and Oran Lewis Wolfgrass Irwin; and great-grandchildren, Kylee Mills and David Gambina.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oran Dale Mills; her daughter, Susan Ann Mills; and eight brothers and sisters.

Friends may call from 4-8 PM Friday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, and the funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday at the funeral home, with Evangelist Eugene Conger officiating.

Burial of Ashes will follow at the family’s convenience at Wolverton Cemetery in Wirt County, WV.

Irma Marie (Curtis) Bishop Reel

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Irma Marie (Curtis) Bishop Reel

Age 52, of 306 Town Run Road Weston, WV, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Weston following a courageous battle with cancer.

Marie was born in Glen Dale, WV on July 29, 1960: daughter of Irma Jean (Bender) Curtis of Weston the late Carl Francis Curtis, Sr.

Marie was first married on September 02, 1979 to Dorace Kent Bishop, who preceded her in death on October 02, 1999.

On December 27, 2007 she married John Robert Reel, Sr., who survives.

Marie is survived by two children: Stephanie Kaye Bishop and Ann Marie (Eric) Bishop Phillips both of Weston and three grandchildren: Payj Inez Heater, Noah Kent Heater, and Kevin Kent Phillips. She is also survived by three brothers: Hurley A. Curtis, III of Weston, Walter Douglas (Sharon) Curtis of Owings, MD, Twin brother Mark Curtis and companion Tammy Bishop of Weston, WV, and three sisters Carla Jean Foster (Francis) of Weston, WV, Verna “Betty” Elizabeth Heater (Paul J.) of Freemansburg, WV, and Bonnie Mick (Virgil) of Fairmont, WV and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by one brother Carl Francis Curtis, Jr.

Marie was a member of the Lewis County High School Class of 1978. Marie devoted her career to caring for others she was a 20 year member of the Lewis County Emergency squad and she also worked at the Lewis County Senior Center in Transportation. Marie Loved her family, loved her career, and helping others she will be deeply missed by all.

Friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston, WV on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM .

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013at 1:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Chris Cosner officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Irma Marie (Curtis) Bishop Reel.

Willa Jean Woofter Walton

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Willa Jean Woofter Walton

Age 80, passed June 23, 2013, at her home in Camden, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born October 06, 1932, the seventh of nine children of Charles A. Woofter and Mary Jane Spencer Woofter.

She grew up in the small community of Alum Bridge in Lewis County, where farming, family and gospel music were a way of life.

Willa Jean married Clifford Lewis Walton from Troy, WV, on June 20, 1950. They shared their lives and created a family as they left the area, moving to Iowa and then later to Oklahoma.

Willa Jean and her children returned to the Alum Bridge area after her husband died May 22, 1962.

She dedicated her life to caring for others, first her family, neighbors and friends, then later earning her nursing certification, eventually retiring from Stonewall Jackson Hospital. She had a passion for family, children, nurturing others, the holidays and music. Those who knew Willa Jean appreciated her kindness, generosity and devotion.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her siblings, Bernice Klinger, Beulah Sleeth, Gladys Cromas, Chuck Woofter (Mary), Bob Woofter, Norval Woofter and Barbara Jo Kitch; and her close friend and sister-in-law, Bonnie Woofter.

Surviving are her children, Sandy Law of West Jefferson, Ohio, Sonja Putnam of Hurricane, WV; Michael Walton of Camden, WV; Jani Jones of Camden, WV; and Peggy Johnson (Mike) of Elkins, WV; 10 grandchildren, Carri Catapano (Bob, deceased), Charity Pfost (John), Amelia Law, Adam Jones (Sarah), Johanna Cogar (Dustin), Ben Law (Amy), Charlie Putnam, Morgan Johnson, Delaney Johnson and Madison Jones; eight great-grandchildren; and her brother, Denver Woofter (Lenore) of Stanwood, MI.

Friends will be received for time of fellowship on Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 4-6 PM.

A memorial service will follow fellowship at 6 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend James Burroughs officiating.

A private burial service will take place at the IOOF Cemetery in Troy, WV, at a later time.

Sandra Kay Hardman

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Sandra Kay Hardman

Age 68, of 425 Bryan Hardman Rd. in Horner, WV, passed away at 4 AM on Sunday June 23, 2013 in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew, following an extended illness.

She was born in Parkersburg, WV on August 13, 1944, a daughter of Berlin Eldon Hewitt, who survives in Buckhannon and the late Ellen Lenora Bunner Hewitt, who passed away in 1984.

On July 12, 1987 she married the love of her life, Bryan “Mickey” Hardman, and they enjoyed 25 joyful years of marriage together. He won her young heart with fresh picked flowers and continued to court her with fragrant blooms through her final chapter before traveling to God’s Flower Garden of Promise.

Also surviving are one son, Donald Hoge and wife Jodi of Buckhannon; one daughter, Deborah McCall and husband Rick of Rainelle; five grandchildren: Wes, Allie, Hayden, Ashton, and Kylan; three brothers: Larry Hewitt and wife Patti, Gary Hewitt and wife, Dwanda, and John Hewitt and wife, Bertha, all of Buckhannon; one sister, Juanita Smith and husband, Mike, of Buckhannon; one daughter-in-law, Marcie Hoge of Moundsville; special friend and caregiver, Sandy Bowman; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved Toy Poodle, Coco.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one son, James Hoge, and one granddaughter, Abby Beth Hoge.

Sandy worked as a shuttle operator, welder and electrician for Badger Coal in Buckhannon, where she retired with several years of service. She was a member of the United Mine Workers District 31 Local 2260.

She was a devoted member of the Way of Holiness Church in Buckhannon.

She treasured her role as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed flower gardening, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.

Sandy’s request for cremation has been honored and her family invites you to attend a Celebration of Life Service at 5:00 PM on Saturday June 29, 2013 at the Way of Holiness Church in Buckhannon with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating.

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

Thomas W. Elliott

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Thomas W. Elliott

Age 72, of Dalton, Ohio, formerly of Ritchie County, WV, passed away June 24, 2013, in Canton, Ohio.

Thomas was born July 12, 1940, in Beatrice, WV, a son of the late Otis G. and Nina (Lewis) Elliott.

Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1959-1963. After the Navy, he worked in construction in the Wooster, Ohio, area.

He is survived by his companion and caregiver, Gilda Willison; her daughter, Tammy Willison; her son-in-law, Gary Define and their extended families; brother, Charles R. Elliott; numerous nieces and nephews, and his extended family; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one stepdaughter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Elliott; brothers, Lonnie, Dale, Harold and David Elliott; sister, Judy Elliott; sister-in-law, Betty Elliott; a great niece; a great-great-niece; a nephew; and Gilda’s daughter, Patty Define.

Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Mason Cemetery, Cisco Community in Ritchie County, WV.

Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Charlie Nesler

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Charlie Nesler

Age 70, of Arnolds Creek Rd., West Union, WV, departed this life on Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Charlotte, NC.

He was born on September 13, 1942 a son of the late Edgar and Frances Davis Nesler.

On January 17, 1962 he married Mary Lee Knight Nesler who survives.

Also surviving is one son, Eddie Nesler, Charlotte, NC; one sister, Delores Kimball, West Union, WV; two brothers, Terry Nesler, St. James City, FL; Clint Nesler, Bridgeport, several nieces and nephews. One infant brother, Donald Nesler and one sister Florence Clark preceded him in death.

Mr. Nesler was the owner /operator of Nesler’s Well Service Inc. and Nesler’s Wells, LLC for 40 years. He was a member of the WV Independent Oil & Gas Association. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation Association of WV.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front St. West Union on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Jim Messenger presiding.

Interment will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, West Union.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Nesler family.

Cheryl Lynn Horner

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Cheryl Lynn Horner

Age 43, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Ellenboro, WV, as a result of an automobile accident.

Cheryl was born February 24, 1970, in Cuyahoga County, OH, a daughter of Charley and Anna Jane (Jaggers) Swadley of Harrisville, WV.

Cheryl spent her life as a loving homemaker for her husband and daughter. She also served as a caring volunteer for the Ritchie County Community most notably with Creed Collins Elementary School and with the American Red Cross. She also served as a 19 year member of the Pennsboro Fire Dept. and Ladies Auxiliary and was a graduate of Ritchie County High School with the class of 1988. Cheryl loved spending time with her family and friends and greatly enjoyed being at the family hunting camp and attending dirt track as a family.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Larry Horner, Jr.; twin sister, Cherry Bishop (Mike), Harrisville, WV; brother, Charles “Chuck” Swadley (Kylia), Pennsboro, WV; sister in law, Sondra (Kenny) Griffith, Pennsboro, WV; father and mother in-law, Larry and Betty Horner, Sr., Pennsboro, WV, and nieces and nephews, Hunter, Allyson, Tara, Levi, Dana, and Brian.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her daughter, Makayla Danielle Horner who passed away as a result of the same automobile accident.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Ritchie County High School Auditorium with Rev. Jim Pyles officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2:00-8:00 PM, on Wednesday, at Ritchie County High School.

McCullough-Raiguel Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Makayla Danielle Horner

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Makayla Danielle Horner

Age 14, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Saturday, June, 22, 2013, in Ellenboro, WV, as a result of an automobile accident.

Makayla was born May 21, 1999, in Parkersburg, WV a daughter of Larry Horner, Jr. and the late Cheryl (Adams) Horner of Pennsboro, WV.

Makayla was a recent graduate of Ritchie County Middle School with the class of 2013.

She attended the Pennsboro United Methodist Church and sang in the children’s choir and attended the prep classes at the church, with JoAnne Lawrence serving as her mentor.

Makayla loved to travel. She recently traveled to Martinsville, VA to a NASCAR race to root for her favorite driver, Tony Stewart. She also traveled to Washington DC, with her 8th grade class, and to Wheeling to sing the Star Spangled Banner at a Wheeling Nailer hockey game, with her middle school choir.

Makayla served as a former member of the RCMS Trailblazer girls basketball, volleyball, and softball teams and recently the Ritchie County High School Lady Rebel volleyball team. Makayla greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, roller skating, auctions, riding 4-wheelers, shopping, camping, playing cornhole, and dirt track racing. She also loved going on vacations to Myrtle Beach, going to the movies, spending time at the family hunting camp, spending time with her aunt and uncle, Ron and Charlotte Cunningham in OH, and pulling her gas engine in various parades. Makayla also volunteered her time at the Pennsboro Fire Department and was a Jr. Red Cross Volunteer.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Larry and Betty Horner, Sr, Pennsboro, WV; maternal grandparents, Charley and Anna Jane Swadley, Harrisville; aunt, Cherry Bishop (Mike), Harrisville; uncle, Charles (Kylia) Swadley, Pennsboro, WV; aunt, Sondra (Kenny) Griffith, Pennsboro, WV; special cousins, Hunter, Allyson, Tara, Levi, Dana, Brian, James, J.J., Cassie, Allen, and Kenny, along with her dog, Goldie and her cat, Buffy.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Cheryl (Adams) Horner, who passed away as a result of the same automobile accident.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Ritchie County High School Auditorium, with Rev. Jim Pyles officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2:00-8:00 PM, on Wednesday at Ritchie County High School.

McCullough-Raiguel Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

SFC Berla A. Hawkins

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SFC Berla A. Hawkins

Army Sergeant First Class Berla A. Hawkins U.S.A. Retired, age 84, of Parkersburg, WV, passed June 21, 2013, at his residence.

He was born November 20, 1928, in Pennsboro, WV, a son of the late Berla L. and Irma E. Henthorn Hawkins.

Mr. Hawkins was a career soldier, having 23 years in the U.S. Army before retiring in 1970. His first enlistment was in the U.S. Navy in 1945, where he served in the South Pacific with the Third Fleet in World War II. After completion of that tour, he traveled to Korea where he served as a military policeman with the 8th Army at the Koje-Do, which was a prisoner of war camp. After returning from Korea, he ventured to Germany as a tractor-trailer driver with the famous Red Ball Express. After returning stateside, he traveled to Alaska with the Yukon Command at Fort Wainwright, as a military policeman for three years. Next, he traveled to Germany, again, as an infantryman with the 24th Infantry Division at Augsburg, Germany. While there, he served with the augmentation battalion in Berlin, both East and West. He ended his military career with a trip to Vietnam when the war broke out and he was called to duty in 1967-1968.

He earned the following badges, medals and awards in honor of his military service: The C.I.B. (Combat Infantryman Badge), The Bronze Star Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal accompanied by three knots, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal with Japan, German and Berlin Devices, China Service Medal, The American Defense Service Medal (2nd award), The Korean Service Medal (with four bronze stars), The Army Expeditionary Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The United Nations Service Medal and The Vietnam Occupation Medal with 68 Device.

He read and studied the Bible on a regular basis, and was also a member of V.F.W. Post 8127 of Vienna, W.Va., and The Vietnam Veterans Association.

Mr. Hawkins was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lea Davis Hawkins; and two sons, David L. and Roger L. Hawkins.

Funeral services will be Noon Thursday at Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg, with Pastor Don Yeager officiating.

Interment will follow at Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Ohio, with full military graveside rites.

Friends may call one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Loretta Virginia “Ginny” Myers

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Loretta Virginia “Ginny” Myers

Age 95, of Weston, WV, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Crestview Manor, Jane Lew, WV, following a brief illness.

She was born March 27, 1918, in Oak Grove, WV, a daughter of the late Leopold George Hinter and Hattie Anna Burkhammer Hinter.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Mason Myers on October 26, 1970; one son, Michael Edward Myers; one brother, William B. Hinter; four sisters, Mary Bennett, Sophia Harris, Juanita Kerns and Betty Myers; and one grandson, Vick Myers.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Myers and wife Shirley of Chattanooga, TN, and Warren “Zeke” Myers and wife Sue of Greenville, NC; three grandsons; three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie Lewis of Elyria, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

Ginny worked 35 years at WV Glass Specialty Company.

She was the oldest living member of Bendale United Methodist Church and belonged to Rebekah Lodge #101.

She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following her sons through their athletic careers.

She enjoyed vegetable gardening and working in her flowerbeds.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Monday, June 24, 2013, at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ron Brown officiating.

Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston, WV.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bendale United Methodist Church.

Boyle & Floyd Funeral Homes, Weston, WV.

Grover H. Collins

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Grover H. Collins

Age 85, of Big Springs, WV, passed away June 23, 2013, at his home.

He was born at Big Springs, WV, a son of the late Henry B. Collins and Virginia B. Snider Collins.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired water well driller.

He was a Methodist by faith.

Surviving are his children, Phillip Kelley (Robyn) of Rootstown, OH; Janice Novak of Seven Hills, OH; Bill Collins (Becky) of Mt. Zion, WV; and Lucy Hill (Ed) of Washington, WV; 14 grandchildren and step grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and step great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren and step great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lovie D. Collins on November 25, 2006; sisters, Hallie Jones, Nettie Dotson, Rettie Freeland, Reda Leach and Jettie Collins; and brothers, Eddie Collins and Ethelbert Collins.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, June 25 at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville.

The Rev. Carroll McCauley will officiate.

Interment will be in Nobe Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 PM Monday, and one hour prior to the services Tuesday.

Kathy Sue Dawson

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Kathy Sue Dawson

Age 56, of Sutton, WV went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2013.

She was born on June 27, 1956 in Barberton, OH the daughter of the late Mary Lou (Majors) Moore Wright and William Clark Moore.

Kathy was a homemaker and a member of Summersville Church of God.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, bingo and most of all her family.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Dawson, children, Shelby Moore (Jim Lee) of Barberton, OH, Samantha Jarvis (Daniel) of Sutton, Nanette Kelly (Sam) of Birch River, Carl O. Dawson, Jr. (Kathy) of Gassaway, and Josh Moore of Sutton, brothers, Ritchie Moore (Amy) of Toledo, OH, Johnny Moore (June) of Barberton, OH, sisters, Char Husk (Melvin) of Doylestown, OH, Suzie Copen (Bob) of VT. Kathy was also a proud and loving grandma of 9 grandchildren, Ricky, Courtney, RJ, Cory, Levi, Zak, Zaron, Jaden, Isiah, and several step grandchildren, and several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday June 26, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Billy Dawson officiating.

Burial will follow at Sigler Cemetery, Sutton, WV.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Dawson family.

Charles Willard Kerns

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Charles Willard Kerns

Age 78, of Elizabeth, WV, died on June 21, 2013, at his son’s residence in Little Hocking, Ohio.

He was born in Ritchie County, WV, on December 31, 1934, and was the son of the late Paul Luther and Ivy Pearl Gordon Kerns.

He retired from Corning Glass in Parkersburg as an electrican. He was an Air Force veteran, and was a member of the AmVets, D.A.V., the Eagles and the NRA. He was also a life member of the Belpre Alumni Association. He was a charter member of the Belpre Volunteer Fire Department Squad and served on the Belpre Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Kerns; two sons, Steve (Debbie) Kerns of Little Hocking and Mark (Tammie) Kerns of Vincent, Ohio; two daughters, Debbie (Joe) Robinson of Belpre and Sherrie (Rick) Dotson of Belpre; his grandchildren, Michael and Cody Kerns, Crystal Hutchinson, Heather Russell, Ethan and Brad Dotson, Cathy and Michelle Kerns, Ryan Robinson and Katrina Lucas; and his great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Kade Hutchinson, Matthew Rollins, Jayden Rollins, Kina Engle, Cammi Kerns, Ravyn Lucas, Koeyn and Cason Robinson and his special little buddy, Josiah Kerns. Also surviving are his three brothers, Darrell Kerns of Parkersburg, Roger Kerns of Little Hocking, and Olis Kerns of Belpre.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Deloris Elizabeth Kerns; and a brother, Everett (Jink) Kerns.

Services will be 11:00 AM Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Ken Fullerton officiating.

Burial will follow in Rockland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00-9:00 PM Sunday.

The family would like to give special thanks to Elaine Rollins for her special care.

Richard “Dick” Horner

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Richard “Dick” Horner

Age 77, of Limestone Road, Weston, WV passed away at 9:03 PM at his residence on Thursday, June 20, 2013, following a brief illness.

He was born in Jackson County, WV on September 16, 1935, a son of the late Asa and Beulah Sinnett Horner.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Rusty Allen Horner; two brothers: Elmer Horner and William Horner; and one sister, Margie Creel.

On March 12, 1962, he married the love of his life, the former Bridget Pauline Sprouse, who survives.

Also surviving are five children: Terry Sprouse and wife Denise of Jane Lew, Gary Sprouse and wife Jerene , Shirley Ray Horner and companion Lisa Hawkins, Sharon Coleman and husband Danny, and Eugene Horner and wife Dodi, all of Weston; eight grandchildren: Kristy Jennifer, Josh, Whitney, Haylea, Sheena, Anthony, and Gary Allen; six great-grandchildren Alexandra, Julius, Latrell, Cole, Aubrey, and Trapper; three brothers: Robert Horner of Belington, John Horner of Galax VA, and Jimmy Horner of Weston; two sisters: Donna Jean Yelich of Enterprise and Ilene Taylor of Walla Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from TA Chapman. He enjoyed deer and squirrel hunting, and delivering Meals on Wheels for the Senior Citizens Center of Weston. He treasured family time, especially working and clowning around together in the yard and around the house.

He attended Murphy’s Creek Baptist Church.

Friends may call at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew from 4:00-8:00 PM on Monday, June 24, 2013.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Wease Day officiating.

Interment will follow in Peterson Cemetery in Weston.

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

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