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Marla Gean Barker Rowan

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Marla Gean Barker Rowan

Age 78 of Sutton, WV, passed peacefully from this Earthly life, at home, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, surrounded by the family who loved her greatly.

Though she long suffered acute and chronic illnesses, and Parkinson’s disease weakened her body, and at times clouded her mind, her optimism, wit, and sense of humor never left her.

Marla was born March 10, 1935 at Lost Run in Arcola, Webster County, WV, the fourth child, of Harvey Granvel and Goldie Lynch Barker.

Her family later moved to Braxton County, and after eighth grade graduation, her parents did not think it was a good idea to come to town to attend high school. She so loved learning, that she and her principal begged her parents to let her finish her education. She graduated from Sutton High School in 1952, being the first in her family to do so.

On July 26, 1952, she entered into marriage to the love of her life, Hurshel Giles Rowan. In the early years, while her husband was at sea, she was practically a single parent.

She became a very self- sufficient and progressive woman, but drew her strength from the Lord and her family. In 1959 she graduated from the Northern Institute of Cosmetology in Lorain, Ohio. Later, the family moved back to West Virginia. She owned and operated Marla’s Beauty Shop in Sutton for many years, while assisting her husband with his business, Sutton Services. Marla and Hurshel worked side by side, loving each other through 61 years of marriage.

Marla was a long time member of the World Wide Church of God, founded by Herbert W. Armstrong. She lived a Christian life, leading by example.

She was an intelligent, well- spoken lady with many interests and talents. She was an avid reader and life- long learner. She enjoyed a good joke, cooking great meals, painting landscapes with Bob Ross, perusing her many cookbooks, watching General Hospital, and spending time with her family. She was especially fond of her station wagon, finding a bargain at Goodwill, and large purses which she knew how to fill.

Those who preceded in death, were her parents; sisters, Ida Belle Rowan and Caroline Dillon; brothers, Garlan, Granvel, Robert Lee, and Arlen (Brownie), and son-in-law, Albert (John) Skidmore.

Surviving Marla is her loving husband, Hurshel; daughters, Rhonda Skidmore and Haley (Grant) Stump of Sutton, Cheryl (Harlis) Mitchell of Frametown, WV, and son, Hurshel Rowan Jr. of Sutton. Surviving grandchildren are Lori (Robert) Hill of Morgan Hill, CA, Jonna Skidmore of Sutton, Andrea Mitchell of Frametown, WV, Erin (Stacy) Carson of Burnsville, WV, and Hurshel Lee Simmons of Summersville, WV. Seven great-grandchildren survive; Kanyon Moore, Robert Carson, Rachel, Talia, Connor, and Jack Hill, and they are expecting a new brother or sister in December. Surviving siblings are sisters, Ruth Barker of Mountain Park, MD, and Sherry Kay (Jerry) Carter of Grafton, Ohio and brothers, Donnie (Betty) Barker and Bobby (Diane) Barker of Cleveland, Ohio.

Funeral service will be 2 PM Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV with Rev. Vaughn James officiating.

Interment will follow at the Braxton County Cemetery in Sutton, WV.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 6-8 PM.

We will miss her infectious laugh and bright smile, but she will live on through her family and our memories.

Rachel S. Johnson

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Rachel S. Johnson

Age 72, formerly of Warren, Ohio passed into eternal life on Monday, November 11, 2013 at Maison Aine Nursing Home in Stow.

Rachel was born on April 13, 1941 in Rosedale, WV and was the daughter of Marshall Fletcher and Vena (Cottrill) Putnam.

Rachel married her first husband, Jackson Carter in 1959 (deceased). She then married her second husband, Walter R. Johnson on August 26, 1978. They were married for 30 wonderful years before his passing on October 23, 2008.

She was a devoted housewife and mother. Rachel enjoyed gardening, quilting and camping.

Memories of Rachel will be carried on by her loving family, her daughter Cheryl Carter of Solon, OH; her son Steven (Theresa) Carter of Cleburne,TX; her two stepsons Mark (Debbie) Johnson of Salem, OH and Kurt (Andi) Johnson of Windham, OH, her sisters, Dolores (Junior) Wright of Rosedale, WV; Charlotte (Richard) Frame of Wellington, OH; her brothers, Van (Nancy) Putnam of Petrolum, WV, Wetzel (Beatrice) Putnam of Arnoldsburg, WV, Mike (Darlene) Putnam of Shock, WV, six grandchildren, James, Jessica, Jeremiah, Sarah, Ramell, Yoseph and five great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Claire, Luke, Logan and Elayna. Rachel was preceeded in death by her parents, her first husband, Jackson and her second husband, Walter.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations may be made to the Alzhemer’s Association, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, 70 West Streetsboro Street, Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236.

Calling hours were held on Friday November 15, 2013 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at James Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.

Rachel was laid to rest next to her husband Walter at Pine Knoll Cemetery in Warren Twp., OH.

Arrangements had been entrusted to James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls,OH 330.872.5440.

Alma Jean Amick

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Alma Jean Amick

Age 76, of Harrisville, WV, passed away November 19, 2013 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 24, 1937 at Volcano, WV, the daughter of the late Reva L. and Mabel Irene West Taylor.

Jean was a homemaker and for a short time worked for the Ritchie Gazette in Harrisville.

She enjoyed gardening, flowers and walking with her husband on the Rail Trails.

She is survived by her husband Frank C. Amick and they would have celebrated 59 years together on November 24; daughter, Lisa Amick (Robert Lewis) of Greenwood; sister, Rebecca Woofter of Middlebourne; and brother and sister-in-law, Brownie and Eleanor Amick of Cairo.

She was preceded in death by sister, Loretta Faye Taylor and brother, Bryson Leroy Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 22, 2013 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Brian Stewart officiating.

Burial will follow in the Six Family Cemetery, Cairo.

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

James David Walker

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James David Walker

Age 65, of Clarksburg, WV passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in United Hospital Center of Bridgeport following a sudden illness.

He was born in Weston, WV on October 18, 1948: son of the late Lee Junior Walker and Georgia E. (Heath) Walker.

On May 24, 1968, he married Cathy (Fisher) Walker, who survives.

Mr. Walker is also survived by two daughters: Melissa (Ernie) Lewis of Jane Lew, WV and Jaime (Billy) Wyckoff of Clarksburg and three grandchildren: James Kaleb Lewis, Ayden Wyckoff and Ian Wyckoff. He is also survived by one brother: Mike Walker of Warren, OH, one sister: Charlotte Childers of Jane Lew and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Walker was a heavy equipment operator for Michel’s Pipeline and worked out of Local Union #132 Operating Engineers of Clarksburg. He also sold MAC Tools for several years. James was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served in Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion in Bridgeport, WV.

Mr. Walker loves bluegrass music and playing the banjo. He loved old cars and hanging at the garage with his longtime friend, Eddie Stutler. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandsons.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Greg Miller 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 honored and privileged to serve the family of James David Walker.

Randal Scott Matteson

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Randal Scott Matteson

Age 42 of Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life Sunday morning November 17, 2013 following a sudden illness.

Born April 16, 1971, son of Janet K. Hughes Matteson of Bridgewater, Virginia, and the late Ronald E. Matteson.

Randy was a 1989 graduate of LaSalle Peru Township High School and an United States Army Veteran.

He worked as a Guard for the United States Bureau of Prisons at the FCI Gilmer Facility.

Randy loved spending time with son Ethan and was looking forward to the arrival of his second son.  He enjoyed teasing his nieces and nephew, cooking, gardening, traveling, being in the company of friends and family, and telling creative stories to make people laugh.

On September 10, 2011 he was united in marriage to Valerie Henry Matteson, who survives at their Camden Flats home.

Along with his wife and mother, Randy is survived by 2 sons, Ethan Scott Matteson of Glenville, and Jayse Ronald Matteson, who is due to arrive in March. He is also survived by 1 brother, Russell L. Matteson and wife Erin of Modesto, California,  1 sister, Joyce McGiles and husband Michael of Jacksonville, Illinois, maternal grandmother, Dorothy Hughes of Danville, Illinois, 3 nieces and 1 nephew, Emily and Hannah Matteson of Modesto, CA; and Molly and Jacob McGiles of Jacksonville, IL.

Along with his father, Randy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Leon and Rogene Matteson and maternal grandfather Russell Hughes.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 23, 2013 with Rev. Kenny Fisher and Rev. Jeff Carr officiating.

A committal service will follow at the Cedar Creek State Park with Full Military Honors.

At Randy’s request he will cremated following services.

Friends may call from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Friday morning, 4:00 - 8:00 PM Friday Evening, and 9:00 - 11:00 AM, Saturday morning at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Randal Scott Matteson with arrangements.

Louverne King

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Louverne King

born July 01, 1947, passed away on November 17, 2013 at Laurel Nursing Home after battling with cancer.

She was a homemaker and a Christian lady.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Geraldine Louise Tanner King.

She left behind three sisters, Cora Wagoner, Chloe, WV; Marie King of Grantsville, WV and Betty Boggs of Grantsville, WV as well as several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind two very special friends and roommates, Remonia Morton of Ivydale and Carroll Arnold of Chloe, WV.

She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 PM, at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with Bobby Bailey officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:00 PM until the time of the services.

Mildred Patricia Radcliff

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Mildred Patricia Radcliff

Age 89 of Parkersburg, WV, departed this life at 10:30 AM, Thursday, November 14, 2013 in the Ohio Valley Nursing Home, in Parkersburg.

Born April 30, 1924 in St. Anthony, Idaho, daughter of the late Ralph and Rowland Kennedy.

Mrs. Radcliff was a graduate of St. Anthony High School, she worked different jobs during her years as a secretary, and worked for senior citizens when she moved to Parkersburg from Michigan, where she made her home for many years. Mildred was a great person who was loved by all who knew her.

On March 21, 1944 she was united in marriage to Olen H. Radcliff, who preceded her in death on July 02, 2010.

Surviving are 2 sister-in-laws, Mary Emerson, and Thelma Radcliff, 9 nieces, Jeanie Matheny, Patty Burkhamer, Betty Luzier, Connie Clark, Pat Hartline, Marilou Lybarger, Jeanie Swanson, Wanda Lee, Louise Pettit, 7 nephews, Danny Bonnett, Ronnie Bonnett, Terry Bonnett, Larry Radclif, Ronald Carr, Jack Emerson, and Joe Emerson,

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Authur Kennedy, Charles Kennedy, Frank Kennedy, and Warren Kennedy, 1 sister, Marie Kennedy Craig.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM in the Carder Cemetery, Vadis, WV on November 18, 2013 with Pastor Bryon Bukovesky officiating.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Mildred P. Radcliff with arrangements.

Janet R. Davidson

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Janet R. Davidson

Age 62, of Big Springs, WV, passed away November 14, 2013.

She was born December 02, 1950, in Big Springs, WV, the daughter of the late Hollie Burrows and Oma (Richards) Burrows.

Janet worked 22 years as a cook for the Calhoun County Board of Education.

She was enjoyed by many as a member of the Burrows Sisters singing gospel trio.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Roy Davidson; two daughters, Tresea Davidson and Lisa Davidson McDonald (Ryan McDonald) of Monmouth ME; two grandchildren, Cody McDonald and Andrea McDonald; two brothers, Larry and Jeanette Burrows of Big Springs, Gary and Sherry Burrows of Parkersburg, WV; two sisters, Jean and Lester Jones of Big Springs and Shirley Haught of Parkersburg, WV.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dewayne and Bobby Burrows, one sister, Pamela Lynn; and one grandchild, Alexis Marie McDonald.

She was cremated per her request and private services were held.

Thank you to all family and friends who have shown support and lifted prayers.

Walter Wayland Henline

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Walter Wayland Henline

Age 101, of 1865 Bloody Run Road Jane Lew, WV passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013 in Crestview Nursing Home of Jane Lew following an extended illness.

He was born in Lewis County, WV on August 10, 1912: son of the late Charles G. Henline and Vesta F. (Rohrbough) Henline.

Mr. Henline is survived by one brother: Carl Burton Henline of Vermilion, OH, three sisters: Rosetta Pearl Lawrence of Ravenna, OH, Lillian Maxine Westfall of Buckhannon, WV and Bertha Roberta Montgomery of New London, OH and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Henline was preceded in death by three brothers: Aldace Cleet Henline, David Lafayette Henline and Robert Dale Henline and two sisters: Opal Azalia Ashley and Leda Isabell Moore.

Mr. Henline was retired as a truck driver from West Virginia Department of Highways. He enjoys hunting and fishing.

At Mr. Henline’s request, He will have no visitation or services.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Walter Wayland Henline.

Ursie M Radcliff

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Ursie M Radcliff

Age 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully in her home on November 11, 2013.

Ursie was preceded in death by her parents, Major and Mary Dean; husband, Bill J. Radcliff and 3 sisters, Alice Allen, Virginia Watkins, and Nesbeth James.

Survivors include her children, Jeffrey Radcliff and wife Diane of Charlotte, NC and Sharon Cannon of Kansas City, MO and 3 grandchildren, James Radcliff and Dominic and Daniel Cannon.

Ursie was a member of Platte Woods United Methodist Church and was very active in the Seekers Sunday School Class.

Her career as a registered nurse enabled her to bring comfort and care to many people over the years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and loved the “Lunch Bunch”. She loved her grandchildren dearly; baking for them and others was a joy. She was known as “Mom Mom” or “Grandma Ursie” to her grandchildren, as well as many young people North of the River.

Family will receive friends at the Morrison Ridge United Methodist Church, Airport Road, Sutton, WV on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 10-11 AM.

Funeral services will follow visitation and be held at the Morrison Ridge United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM with Reverend Jim Malick officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to her childhood church, Morrison Ridge United Methodist Church, Airport Rd, Sutton, West Virginia, 26601.

Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home of Flatwoods will be caring for the Radcliff family.

G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 11.16.13

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Then he told them a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart.

Dear Lord, what comforting words you use today. We know that prayer does not mean asking all the time but it does mean recognising our need of you and seeing your love and help in every aspect of our lives. We read those wonderful words in Wisdom that you turned the water into a dry plain and, sheltered by you, a whole nation passed across with the result that your people skipped like lambs singing your praises. Teach us to be so happy and grateful with you in our lives that we skip like lambs even if it has to be metaphoric. Teach us to say thank you continually for all you do for us and to be joyful in your love.


Wisdom 18:14-16; 19:6-9. Remember the marvels the Lord has done. Ps 104(105):2-3, 36-37, 42-43. Luke 18:1-8.

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Dorothy Lee Sachs

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Dorothy Lee Sachs

Age 81, of Smoke Camp Road Weston, WV passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2013 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born in Harrison County, WV on February 12, 1932: daughter of the late Clifford Bright and Savilla (Davisson) Bright.

Mrs. Sachs was married to Leslie M. Sachs, Sr., who preceded her in death on June 30, 1999.

Mrs. Sachs is survived by two sons: Leslie M. Sachs, Jr. and Bernard C. “Bernie” Sachs both of Weston, five grandchildren: Melissa Ann Self, Nicole Lynn O’Dell, Crystal Myers, Serena Claypoole and James Rogers, eight great grandchildren: Ethan and Aiden O’Dell, Abby and Gillian Biddle, Ruby Sachs, J.W. Rogers, and Dakotah and Kaila Mick. Also surviving are two brothers: Bob and Harvey Bright both of Warren, OH, one sister: Rose Bright of Hixon, TX and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Leslie, Sr, Dorothy was preceded in death by three brothers: Harvey, Carl, and Paul Bright and two sisters: Pauline Miller and Marguerite Edwards.

Mrs. Sachs was an employee of the Salvation Army and Lawson Dairy Products both in Warren, OH. She was active with the Lewis County Senior Center in Weston. Dorothy loved scrapbooking, making crafts and playing games with family and friends.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 11 AM until 1 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Lonnie Ramsey officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Stonewall Park Cemetery of Stonewood, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is privileged to serve the family of Dorothy Lee Sachs.

Jerry Ray Drake

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Jerry Ray Drake

of Jennings, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, November 02, 2013, at the age of 76 years, two months and twenty one days.

Jerry was born August 12, 1937, in Ivydale, West Virginia.

He was the son of Frank Herbert and Audrey O. (Stockwell) Drake.

As a young boy Jerry was raised in Clay County and graduated from Gassaway High School. Following graduation Jerry joined the United States Marine Corps. He was inducted into the service of his country on July 11, 1955 in Frametown, West Virginia. After four years of active service Sergeant Jerry Drake was honorably discharged on July 10, 1959, at Camp Lejeunne, North Carolina. During his time in the Marines Jerry was a member of the All-Marine Boxing Team. Jerry returned home and soon moved to Ohio where he enrolled in college. He completed three years of higher education and was very active in the Golden Gloves and even boxed Semi-Pro. Jerry also coached American Legion Baseball for several years during that time.

During his time in college Jerry worked as a Test Engineer for Lear-Siegler from 1959 till 1961. Jerry then began working at Brown Fintube and in 1973, Jerry opened his own facility KDM Manufacturing. They made custom motor cycle parts as well as other manufacturing components. In 1976, Jerry moved to Oklahoma and was the Plant Superintendent for Thermatechnology. While at Thermatechnology Jerry was promoted to vice president and later CEO. In 1986, the facility closed and Jerry opened Drake Manufacturing. This time Jerry’s company made air cooled heat exchangers which he operated until 1993. On March 19, 1986, Jerry was united in marriage to Sheila and the couple established their initial home in Cleveland. Jerry shut the operation down and took a two year leave to do what he wanted. He hunted and farmed for nearly two years then accepted employment with Whirlpool in 1995. In 2000, Jerry and Sheila purchased property between Cleveland and Hallett and built their current home where he has continued to reside. Jerry worked at Whirlpool until 2002, when he retired.

Jerry loved to work. He especially enjoyed ranching and hay farming. Anything that had to be done outdoors Jerry took great pleasure in doing it. Jerry spent many hours hunting and fishing. He was very project oriented and there was nothing that he could not do or fix. He loved to sing and play guitar. Jerry loved being around people and was always playing a practical joke on someone. His family and grandbabies were his life. Always looking forward to seeing them and spending quality time with each and every one. Jerry was very devoted to his church and God who he loved immensely. Jerry was often quoted saying “If I die tomorrow I will stand in front of my Lord and say I have enjoyed every day of my life.”

Survivors are his loving wife Sheila of the home, mother Audrey Drake of the home; four sons Michael Drake and his wife Darla of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Roger Drake and his wife Keri of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Mark Drake and his wife Lori of Tulsa, Oklahoma, James Drake and his wife Shanna of Jennings, Oklahoma; one daughter Crystal Daugherty and her husband Charles of Cleveland, Oklahoma; one brother Edward Drake and his wife Cynthia of Monaca, Pennsylvania; seventeen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father Frank Drake, two brothers Bob Drake, Dave Drake and one grandson James Matthew Drake, II.

Funeral services were held 2:00 PM Thursday, November 07, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Casey Muse, J.D. Hostutler and Jack Fountain officiating.

Burial followed in the Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Chapman-Black Funeral Home.

Clara Lee “Tupy” Bumgardner

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Clara Lee “Tupy” Bumgardner

Age 89, of Smithville, WV, passed November 13, 2013 at the home of her caregiver, Connie Mossor.

She was born October 21, 1924 at Thursday, WV, one of six children to the late W. H. and Alta Gay Prather Mossor.

She was a homemaker and attended Glenville Community Church.

She is survived by a brother, Roy Glen Mossor of Mt. Airy, NC.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Clyde F. Bumgardner, Jr. ; adopted son, Brian Bumgardner; sisters, Lenore Deem, and Naomi Clark; and brothers Leonard Mossor and John Mossor, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Randy Wilson officiating.

Burial will be at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City, GA.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, from 4-8 PM.

Mildred L. Singleton

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Mildred L. Singleton

Age 83, of Burnsville, WV, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at her daughter’s house. 

She was born on August 10, 2013, in Gilmer Station, WV, a daughter of the late Raymond Carson and Mary (Ratliff) Carson. 

On May 19, 1956, she married Roy Donald “Don” Singleton, who preceded her in death on July 24, 2009. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond “Kit” Carson, Roy E. Carson and Romeo Carson; and sisters, Beatrice Carson and Ruth Spaur.

She is survived by two daughters, Roberta Butler and husband Bernard of Burnsville, WV, and Royce Jo Steele and husband Jeff of Sliding Run. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Heather Singleton, Tabitha Butler, Derrick Kit Butler, Shayne Morgan Butler, Kaylee Hope Butler, Gregory Tyler Steele and Lucas Steele; great-grandchildren, Devon Jakob Butler, Kobe Mikael Singleton, Savanna Lee Singleton and McKenzie Mae Butler; and three step-great-grandchildren, Lyric Rice, Teia Rice and Phobe Rice. Also surviving are brother Larry Carson and sister Ann Singleton.

Mildred was a member of the Little Kanawha Independent Church in Burnsville.

Mildred loved to work in her flower bed and loved yellow roses. Mildred enjoyed celebrating and decorating for the holidays. She was also a sports fan and would watch almost any type of sports on TV, her favorite being basketball, and her favorite team was WVU. Most of all, Mildred loved her family.

Family will receive friends at the Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home, 225 Main Street, Flatwoods, WV, on Friday, November 15, 2013, from 4-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 11 AM at the Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Chapel with Reverend Ronzel Roberts officiating.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Beech Fork Road, near Arnett. 

Celia M. Beachler

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Celia M. Beachler

Age 99, of Middle Run Road, Weston, WV passed away at 4:43 PM Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following a brief illness.

She was born April 08, 1914 in Upshur County, WV a daughter of the late Foster H. Waugh and Edith Sines Waugh.

On April 21, 1935 she married Dale H. Beachler Sr. and they enjoyed 50 years of marriage before his passing on March 22, 1986.

Surviving are two daughters: Dolores Baisden of Toledo, OH and Norma Jean Stalnaker and husband Ed of Weston; six grandchildren: James Baisden Jr., Steven Dale Baisden, Stephanie Dawn Hoover, Jason T. Stalnaker, Gregory L. Stalnaker and Rachel S. Delbeke; four great–grandchildren: Shaylee Hicks, Kyle Baisden, Julia Baisden, and BlakeBaisden; one brother, Denzil Waugh of Buckhannon and one sister, Geraldine Bailey of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dale H. Beachler Jr., four brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Beachler was a busy homemaker who was an excellent cook and everyone enjoyed her sweet tea. She dearly loved her family and treasured the time she spent with them. She enjoyed canning, sewing, crocheting and flower gardening, with a special love for yellow roses and african violets.

She was a faithful member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Weston.

Friends may call at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service 144 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 4 to 8 PM.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Sunday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Jonathan Nettles officiating.

Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Celia M. Beachler.

Edward L. Polan

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Edward L. Polan

Age 80, formally of Weston, WV presently of Ohio passed away Monday, November 04, 2013.

Edward was born in Doddridge County, WV: to the late Adren S. and Ellen (Nicholson) Polan.

He married Ester Jackson in Jane Lew, WV in 1953 and she survives in Weston, WV.

Also surviving is his daughter Barbara (Scott) Bowen of Perrysburg, Ohio; two sons, Edward (Jaime) Polan of Findlay, Ohio and David (Andrea) Polan of Victoria, Minn.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and plus one any day; sisters, Shelbia Groves, Sheila Frazier, Naomi Harris, Beverly Arps and Deanie Jewell; a son in-law, Stephen Kendall of Grand Rapids; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Kendall; granddaughter, Stacie Bowen and a sister, Mary Wright.

Edward retired after 37-years of service from Stykemain Trucks of Defiance.

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. While stationed in Yuma, Ariz., Edward was the crew chief for some of the first jets to be sent out. Edward also enjoyed attending the Air Force reunions at Pigeon Forge. Edward enjoyed watching Ohio State Buckeyes, West Virginia Mountaineers and Pittsburgh Steelers Football. Edward loved working outside and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Visitation for Edward were held on Thursday, November 07, from 2 - 8 PM, in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, where his funeral service were held on Friday, November 08, at 10 AM.

Interment was held in the Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance, Ohio.

Memorial Contributions may be gifted in Edward’s honor to Bridge Hospice, 1069 Klotz Rd., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 or to Hope Lutheran Church, 13507 Cloverdale Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.

Edna “Sis” L. Simmons

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Edna “Sis” L. Simmons

Age ge 70, of Mansfield, Ohio died November 09, 2013 after an extended illness.

She was born on January 11, 1943 in Gilmer County, WV.

Edna graduated Gilmer County High School in 1960. She moved to Mansfield in 1989. Edna was an honest, loving, great lady who enjoyed gardening, canning, and being with her family and friends. In her earlier years, she loved dancing, sewing, and crocheting.

Surviving are three sons, Stephen (Phyllis) Simmons of Weston, WV; George Simmons and Jeffrey Simmons, both of Mansfield, Ohio; three daughters, Victoria Miller of Alberton, PA, Connie (Edward) Simmons-Johnson of Mansfield, Ohio and Alice Nicholson of Weston; mother in-law, Gilsie Tenney of Rock Cave; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, John Neal of FL; good friend, Russell Foster of Mansfield, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband, George; father, Charles Neal; mother, Virginia (Hite) Groah; son, Robert Simmons; brother, Charles Neal; and sister, Kenna Jean Groah.

Family and friends were received on Tuesday, November 12, from 5-7 PM, at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield, OH 44902.

Funeral services were on Thursday, November 14, at 1 PM, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Upshur County, where two additional hours of calling was held from 11 AM to 1 PM, prior to the service.

Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery.

The family has entrusted Heavner and Cutright Funeral Home of Buckhannon to assist with services in West Virginia.

Sharon Jean Eakle

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Sharon Jean Eakle

Age 66 of 111 Fairground Road, Glenville, WV; departed this life on November 12, 2013 at the Genesis Health Center following an extended illness.

Born September 04, 1947 in Gilmer County, WV, daughter of the late Virgil B. and Marguerite Jones Queen.

Sharon was a homemaker. She enjoyed singing, spending time with family and friends.

She attended the First Baptist Church of Glenville.

Surviving is 1 sister, Dorothy Hamrick of Glenville, 2 nieces, Janet Coombs of Cedarville ,WV and Joyce Hamrick of Glenville, and 1 nephew, Robert Eugene Wilson of Lost Creek, WV.

Along with her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by 1 sister, Jacqueline Justis.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, West Virginia, 26351 at 11:00 AM Friday November 15, 2013 with Pastor George Robert Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Liberty Cemetery, Tanner, WV.

Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Sharon Jean Eakle with arrangements.

James Earl Dunham

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James Earl Dunham

Age 95, of McCann’s Run Rd. in Jane Lew, WV passed away at 12:15 PM on Tuesday November 12, 2013 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born in Valley Chapel on August 28, 1918, a son of the late Winfield Scott Dunham and Effie Mae Henry Dunham

His family celebrates his reunion with his beloved wife, Olive Frashuer Dunham, whom he married on June 24, 1949 and they enjoyed 48 years of marriage before her passing on December 19, 1997.

He is survived by three children: Beth Ann Dunham of Jane Lew, Jane Earle Wagoner and husband Tom of Scott Depot, WV, and Brenda Smith and husband Harold of Prince George, VA; three grandchildren: Kathy Coffey and husband Bill, Christopher Smith and Katie Wagoner; two great- grandchildren; Rebecca and Jessica Coffey; one sister, Opal Garton of Weston; and several nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Taylor Smith; five brothers and sisters: Sara Garnet Campbell, Mary Pauline Bouch, Hugh Dunham, Wayne Dunham, and Marie Dunham Palmer.

Earl graduated from Weston High School in 1937. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He retired from Hope Gas Company in 1980 after 37 ½ years of loyal service.

He was a member of the McCann’s Run United Methodist Church, Good Hope Masonic Lodge #35 and the American Legion Post #166.

Earl was known for his quick wit, sense of humor and storytelling. He would entertain all who came in contact with him. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law. His memory will be cherished by all.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday November 14, 2013.

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

Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery in Jane Lew.

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

Jackson Alvin Crittenden Keister

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Jackson Alvin Crittenden Keister

Age 91, of Middle Run in Weston, WV passed away at 9:30 PM in the Heartland Nursing Home in Clarksburg following an extended illness.

He was born in Weston, WV on August 16, 1922, a son of the late Frederick Lott Keister and Edna Mae White Keister.

On January 20, 1944 he married the former Iris Nell Hamm and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage together before her passing on January 01, 1998.

He is survived by two sons: James J. Keister and wife Jacquelyn Keister of Beaufort SC and Steven R. Keister of Weston; one grandson: Steven J. Keister and wife Lavonne of Bluffton SC; and one great-grandson Beckett J. Keister of Bluffton SC.

Jack was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II, and was retired from the United States Postal Service with 33 years experience as a mail carrier. He was an avid golfer who gave instruction and was a member of the Deerfield Golf Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Loyal Order of Moose. He enjoyed fly fishing and watching golf, baseball and football. He had a special place in his heart for dogs, especially his Airedale, Caeser, who preceded him in death.

He was Presbyterian by faith.

Jack’s request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private Celebration of Life Service at a later date.

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

Karen A. Stoner (nee Collins)

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Karen A. Stoner (nee Collins)

Age 66, of Elyria, OH, passed away Friday, November 08, 2013 at EMH Healthcare, following a long illness.

She was born in Sand Fork, West Virginia and had resided in North Ridgeville for many years, before moving to Elyria in 2001.

She worked in the Deli Department of Giant Eagle grocery store for many years until retiring in 2011. Her hobbies included gardening and playing with her pet dog Ginger.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Terry; daughters, Darla (Joe Moore) Culligan of Grafton, Debbie Stoner of Elyria; grandchildren, Staci, Amber, Tara, Savannah; and great granddaughter, Rhyleigh.

She was preceded in death her parents, Robert and Irma Collins; daughter, Becky Stoner; granddaughter, Samantha Ann Stoner; and great grandson, Nathaniel Wright.

Friends may call Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Bogner Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Ellyson Mortuary in Glenville, West Virginia, with burial in Sand Folk Cemetery, Sand Fork West Virginia.

Virginia Lee “Ginny” Creech

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Virginia Lee “Ginny” Creech

Age 77, of Glenville, WV passed away peacefully at 5:55 PM on Tuesday November 05, 2013 her residence with family by her side following a courageous journey with Parkinson’s Dementia.

She was born in Harlan KY on November 10, 1935, a daughter of the late Elmer Moscow Morris and Margaret Smith Morris.

On September 30, 1954 she married Marvin Creech and they enjoyed 41 years of marriage before his passing on June 19, 1996.

She is survived by five children: Ramona Shattuck and husband Stephen of Glenville, WV; Rebecca Bell and husband Billy of Richmond, KY; Marvin R. Creech and wife Jean of Charlotte, NC; Robin Vallandingham and husband James of Georgetown, KY; and Dianna Thompson and husband Steve of Somerset, KY; eight grandchildren: Kayde Brownlee, Mason and Doug Shattuck, Kasey Bumgardner, Alyssa Wilson, John David Bell, Jenny Lee Walker, and Samantha Paynter; three great-grandsons: Azarius LaRon Gentry, Tyler Brownlee, and Jake Bell; one great-granddaughter, Addyson Wilson; three brothers: Danny, Harry, and Charles Morris; three sisters: Janice Trimble, Teddy Morris, and Billy Minton.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Jim and Ray Morris and her beloved poodle, Joy.

Ginny was retired from Exide Co. where she was invited to travel to Japan for a business trip, and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

She was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Glenville.

She enjoyed reading, crocheting and gardening, and was well known for her masterful skills in playing Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit.

Ginny’s request for cremation has been honored and her family will have a Celebration of Life Service at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Glenville at a later date.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew WV is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ginny Creech.

Fay E. Crites

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Fay E. Crites

Age 93, of Berlin Road, Weston, WV passed away peacefully at 12 Noon on Monday November 11, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness.

She was born on February 09, 1920 in Newlon, Upshur County a daughter of the late Omer Judson Eskew and Freda Eliza Roth Eskew

On March 11, 1942 she married Reverend Clyde S. Crites and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage until his passing on February 13, 2007.

She is survived by two daughters: Sharon Rose Harper of Berlin and Sheila Diann Carpenter and husband, Theodore Robert, of Buckhannon; granddaughter, Janet Lynn Cutright and husband Bruce and great-grandson, Blade, of Jane Lew; one sister, Rose Alderman of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: Clifford, Dane, Carl and Clark Eskew and one sister, Nora Eckelberry.

Fay enjoyed bird watching, flower and vegetable gardening, canning, and watching Bonanza, Gunsmoke and The Price Is Right. She was a kind soul who loved bible study and was a faithful and active member of the Haleville Union Mission Church in Weston. She treasured time spent with family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 5 to 8 PM Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend William JB Gum and the Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery at Berlin.

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

Edward Dean Byrd

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Edward Dean Byrd

Age 61, of Weston, WV passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at his residence following a sudden illness.

He was born in Weston on September 10, 1952: son of the late Eugene Byrd and Leah June (Trosper) Byrd.

Mr. Byrd is survived by three sisters: Dorothy Hatfield of Blacksburg, VA, Margie (Roger) Freshour of Glenville and Deanna (Andy) Clark of Weston and brother: Charles (Carol) Alfred of Baltimore, MD. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by one sister: Patricia Brown.

Mr. Byrd was an employee of H & K Casting of Weston for five years and was a handyman for several odd jobs. He was a graduate of Lewis County High School with the “Class of 1970.” He loved to ride Harley Davidson’s and enjoyed Bluegrass music. Mr. Byrd was a veteran of the United States Navy and spent two tours in Vietnam.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 11 AM until 1 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Kenneth Miller officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery of Weston, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Edward Dean Byrd.

Jeryl Mae Lipscomb

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Jeryl Mae Lipscomb

Age 72, of Harrisville, WV, departed this life on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

Jeryl was born May 25, 1941 in Marshall County, WV, a daughter of the late Ralph and Helen (Delval) Hyde, Sr.

She spent the majority of her life as a loving homemaker for her family and also worked for 14 years as a dietary aide at the former Shepard Nursing Home of Ellenboro, WV.

She is survived by her loving husband, David Lipscomb; sons, David Lipscomb, Jr. (Lisa) of West Milford, WV; Darrel Lipscomb (Tabi) of Rixeyville, VA, and Steven Lipscomb of Pennsboro, WV; grandchildren, Cody & Trevor Lipscomb, Kayla Willoughy (Ben), Mallory Brock (Paul), Reese, Tanner, Dustin, & Weston Lipscomb, along with her brother, Robert “Bob” Hyde (Dee), of Beavertown, OH.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Hyde, Jr. and half sister, Shirley Gossic.

Funeral services will be 1 PM, Friday, November 15, 2013, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with High Priest Bob Anderson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12 Noon - 1 PM on Friday at the funeral home.

Clarence Duane Evans

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Clarence Duane Evans

Age 72, of the Smithburg community, passed away on his way to United Hospital Center on Monday, November 11, 2013 due to a heart attack.

Duane was born on November 15, 1940 to the late Clarence W. and Anita J. Snyder Evans.

Duane married Joan Phyllis James Evans (who survives) on June 30, 1961.

They had two children; daughter, Cassandra “Sandy” Ewing and her husband (and Duane’s very close son-in-law) William B. Ewing, Smithburg community and son, Craig Duane Evans, Black Lick Sandy currently works at the North Central Regional Jail as a receptionist and Craig worked with his Dad at Evans Dozer Service. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Clayton and Sarah Evans; two brothers, Jerry (Janice) Evans and Randy (Candi) Evans; two sisters, Susie (Robert) Marino and Betty (William) Reed and several nieces and nephews.

In his early life, Duane attended Sherwood Grade School and Doddridge County High School. He worked on his parent’s dairy farm in his early adulthood after his father injured his back and was incapable of running the farm. Duane then worked for the State Road, B&K Tractors, Greer Brothers, Marble Cliff, Black Rock, Ward Construction, and J F Allen. After his long string of successful jobs, he decided to open Evans Dozer Service in 1981, where he offered such services cutting timber, excavation, and, most recently, well location construction. Throughout his life, he worked on such things as Rt. 50, I-79, Corridor H, Fairview Shell, Fairview Diner, The Fairview, and over 100 various wells. Duane was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #132. He was also Protestant by faith throughout his entire life.

Duane was known for his kindness and charisma; anyone who was around him was not a stranger for long. Duane could hold a conversation about anything and everything. Even the night before his heart attack, he was at the Fairview Shell, where he could almost always be found, helping a person who he had never met, patch a tire. In addition to his conversation skills, Duane had an avid work ethic, he would work from dawn to dusk 7 days a week. If a job ever needed done, he was always on the scene to do what was needed. One of his best qualities and worst flaws was he was always giving; whether that be his time, aid, or work to anyone in need.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 1 PM with Pastor Robert McClanen presiding.

Family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 3-8 PM.

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

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Doddridge County Humane Society, 1286 Wiseman Run, Salem, WV 26426.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Evans family.

Sarah “Ann” Loyd

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Sarah “Ann” Loyd

Age 70, of Heaters, WV, passed away November 06, 2013 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was born April 19, 1943 a daughter of the late Cecil and Susan Posey Loyd.

Ann loved to watch” Saturday Night Live” and was an avid WVU fan.

She is survived by sisters, Mary Loyd of Heaters, Bettie Kirchner (Jerry) of Columbia, SC and Polly Jones (Bill) of Oak Hill; brothers, Raymond Lloyd (Loretta) of Lockport, NY, Jerry Loyd (Jeannie) of Mount Clare, Eugene Loyd (Janet) of Gassaway, Frank Loyd (Sheila) of Sutton and Billy Joe Loyd of Heaters; nephew, Gary Loyd and niece, Martha Pugh whom she helped raise; very special nephew, Little Delmer.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by brothers, William James Loyd and Freddie Ray Loyd; sister, Emma Lea Stout and her husband, Burton.

Service will be 2 PM Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Delmas Singleton officiating.

Burial will be in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters.

Friends called from 6 to 9 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Marshall Allen Barnhouse

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Marshall Allen Barnhouse

Age 56, of Gilmer County, WV, passed away on Thursday, November 07, 2013 at his home.

He was born November 09, 1956 in Roane County, WV, a son of Roberta Nichols Barnhouse of Virginia and the late Donald Barnhouse.

He was a self employed logger.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Emma Minney Barnhouse; a daughter, Shannon Cole of VA; a grandson, Siaire Reign Brown of VA; a brother, Donald (Joellen) Barnhouse of NC; a sister, Robin (Lee) Walker of VA; an aunt, Hellen (Ronnie) Batten of Spencer, WV; an uncle, Pete (Ruth) Nichols of Spencer; and several more aunts and uncles.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harrison and Rebecca Nichols and Virgil and Dorsie Barnhouse.

At Marshall’s request, he was cremated with no visitation or service.

His ashes will be spread on his farm in Gilmer County.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of the arrangements.

Berton H. Grimm

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Berton H. Grimm

formerly of Kanawha Run, Sutton, WV passed away on Monday, November 04, 2013 at Elder Care Health and Rehabilitation in Ripley, WV.

He was born on January 19, 1931 in Holly, WV a son of the late John William Grimm and Lula Myrtle (Rose) Grimm.

On August 2, 1958 he married Freda Marie (Engel) Grimm.

In addition to his parents Mr. Grimm was preceded in death by brothers Buren Grimm, Byron Grimm, Boyd Grimm, Buell Grimm, and Billy Grimm, sisters Ocie Wilmoth, Ora Eubank, and Vergie Skidmore.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters Deborah Smith and husband (Doug) of Akron, OH, Sandra Kay Day and husband William of Sewickley, PA, and one son Gary Wayne Grimm. He is also survived by grandchildren Holly Cumming and husband George, Jennifer Keefer and husband Steve, Dalton Day, Garrett Day, Taylor Grimm, Tyler Grimm and Brandon Grimm, great grandchildren Brady Adkins, Camdyn Cummings, and Austin Keefer. Mr. Grimm is also survived by one brother Berl Grimm of Cleveland, OH, one sister Ola Groff of Sutton, WV, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Grimm was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Ripley, WV.

Mr. Grimm loved to hunt, fish, go boating, and playing golf his favorite golfer was Phil Mickelson. He was also a WVU football fanatic and he also kept an immaculate yard and it was a well-known fact that you were not allowed to park on the grass. Mr. Grimm’s greatest joy was spending time with his Children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 09, 2013 from 2-4 PM at the Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home, 225 Main Street, Flatwoods, WV.

Funeral services will follow visitation in the Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 PM with Reverend Darrell Tackett officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimers’s association at alz.org/donate.

The Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home of Flatwoods will be caring for the family of Berton H. Grimm.

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