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Pearl D. Riley Oates
Pearl Dale Riley Oates, 100, of Petersburg, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at the Grant County Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.  From 25 Mar 2004.

John O達rien
John Carleton O達rien, 61, of Green Bank, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at the Elizabeth Hubbard House in Charleston following an extended illness.
Born July 18, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of Flora May Bell O達rien and the late James Patrick O達rien, natives of Piedmont.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca A. Sheets O達rien of Green Bank; one daughter, Shelly O達rien Turner and fiance, Michael Sumner, of Fredericksburg, Va.; one son, Christopher S. O達rien and wife, Marcella, of Harrisonburg, Va.; four grandchildren, Rachel, Sean, Ally and Jack; four brothers, David, MIchael, Robert and Ricky O達rien; and two sisters, Nancy and Kathleen.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Patrick and Bill; and by one sister, Barbara.
John was a graduate of West Virginia University and devoted his life to writing and literature. He was the author of 鄭t Home in the Heart of Appalachia, for which he received the 2001 Weatherford Award presented annually by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association for published work that best illuminates the problems, personalities and unique qualities of the Appalachian South.
John also held writing fellowships at the University of Iowa and Stanford University and was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award. His work appeared in Hudson Review, Massachusetts Review, Tri-Quarterly, Country Journal, Harrowsmith and Gray痴 Sporting Journal.
The family will receive visitors at John and Becky痴 home, formerly the home of Jamie and Beaty Sheets, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. A memorial service will take place at Liberty Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The family requests that memorial gifts be sent to the Green Bank Library Building Fund, P.O. Box 1, Green Bank, W.Va. 24944, or to the Pendleton County Library, Franklin, W.Va. 26807. Arrangements are by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.  From 22 Oct 2004.

Richard O達rien
Richard Scott O達rien, 27, a resident of Audra Road near Belington, departed this life Thursday morning, Feb. 12, 2004, at his home. Death was sudden and unexpected.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington.  From 13 Feb 2004.

Richard S. O達rien
Richard Scott O達rien, 27, a resident of the Audra Road near Belington, departed this life Thursday morning, Feb. 12, 2004, at his home. Death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born Sept. 2, 1976, in Elkins, the son of Steven O達rien and Mary Marteney, who survive in the Audra community near Belington.
On Dec. 9, 1998, he was united in marriage to the former Marsha D. Carder, who survives at their home near Belington.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. O達rien is survived by two sons, Trey Michael Plaugher of Elkins and Trenton Scott O達rien, at home; one sister, Casey Edmond of Martinsburg; one stepsister, Kelli Harris of Belington; one stepbrother, Eric Harris of North Carolina; his stepmother, Vea O達rien of the Audra community; his stepfather, Bill Marteney of the Audra Road; his maternal grandmother Charlotte Stockdale of Mansfield, Mo.; two uncles, Shawn O達rien and Ernie McAffee; two aunts, Carol Anthony and Donna Faesenmeir; six nephews and one niece.
Mr. O達rien attended the Philip Barbour High School, was self-employed as a timber cutter and had attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Belington.
Friends may be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour when services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor with Rev. F. L. 展ink McQuain officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Philippi. The Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Richard Scott O達rien.  From 14 Feb 2004.

Theodore E. Ogden
Theodore E. Ogden, 77, a resident of Alpena, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Theodore E. Ogden.  From 23 Dec 2004.

Theodore E. Ogden
Theodore E. Ogden, 77, a resident of Alpena, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004.
He was born Feb. 23, 1927, at Fairmont, a son of the late Custer Stratton Ogden Sr. and the late Hallie Knutti Ogden.
Surviving are one brother, C. Stratton Ogden Jr. of Alpena; one half brother, Jack Ogden of Mannington; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was one brother, Howard Ogden.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He was a farmer prior to his retirement and a member of the Elkins Church of the Brethren.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Poling officiating. Interment will follow in the Alpena Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkins Church of the Brethren, 708 W. Central St., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in his memory. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Theodore E. Ogden.  From 24 Dec 2004.

Theodore E. Ogden
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Poling officiating. Interment will follow in the Alpena Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkins Church of the Brethren, 708 W. Central St., Elkins, W.Va. 16141 in his memory. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Theodore E. Ogden.  From 27 Dec 2004. 

Burl Oldaker
Burl Oldaker, 96, of Brown Avenue, Belington, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born May 13, 1907, in Upshur County, the son of the late Ernest and Cleo Wilmoth Oldaker.
On March 25, 1946, he married the former Virgie Cleona Biller, who preceded him in death on April 25, 1994.
Surviving are one daughter, Karen Oldaker of Brown Avenue, Belington; one stepson, Leslie 撤ete Radabaugh of Amma; two grandchildren, Lori Ann Snyder and Robert Earl Oldaker; and seven stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Randel Oldaker; and by one stepson, Carol Radabaugh. He was the last member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Mr. Oldaker was retired from tunnel maintenance for the B&O Railroad. He was a veteran of World War II and with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a life member of Laurel Mountain Post 410 Veterans of Foreign Wars at Belington.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday and until 11 a.m. Thursday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Tallman officiating. Interment will follow in the Lambert Chapel Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 44. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 27 Jan 2004.

Ohley Oldaker Jr.
Ohley Ord 笛im Oldaker Jr., 80, a resident of the Clifton Run Road, Kerens, departed this life early Saturday morning, April 17, 2004, at his home. He had been in declining health.
He was born Tuesday, April 8, 1924, at Tucker County, the son of the late Ohley Ord Oldaker and Nellie Taylor Oldaker Bartrum.
On Oct. 5, 1946, he was married to the former Betty Lee Carr Oldaker, who preceded him in death Dec. 30, 2000.
Surviving are one son, David J. Oldaker and wife, Regina, of Kerens; one half brother, Mike Oldaker; three grandchildren, Christi Mantheiy and husband, Keith, David J. 泥avie Oldaker II and wife, Dee, and Tommy Oldaker; and four great-grandchildren, Lillian and Andrew Mantheiy and Sydney and Taylor Oldaker.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife were one brother, Roy Earl Oldaker.
He attended the schools of Porterwood and Kerens and was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1943.
He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army, and was a prisoner of war. He entered the Army at Clarksburg on Jan. 3, 1943, and served as construction equipment mechanic with the 1544th Engineer Maintenance Company.
He was sent overseas on March 9, 1944, and served in the CBI Theater until Dec. 12, 1945, when he returned to the states and was given an honorable discharge at Camp Atterbury, Ind., on Dec. 23, 1945.
While overseas he saw action in Burma, China and Central Burma. He received the China War Memorial Badge Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, with four bronze service stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Unit Award, the World War II Victory Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was a farmer, was the first employee hired by the Kingsford Charcoal Co. to begin the construction of the new plant in 1958 at Parsons, and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways.
He was a member of the H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion, the Tygarts Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and the former Hart Chapel Church at Kerens, and was an avid outdoorsman.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman where full military rites will be accorded by members of the H. W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ohley Ord 笛im Oldaker Jr. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Apr 2004.

Ruth Orgill
Ruth Elizabeth Danley Orgill, 91, formerly of Fairmont and a resident of Colonial Place, Elkins, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Colonial Place.
She was born Sept. 11, 1912, in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Richard J. and Mary Ellen Brown Danley.
She was married to Thomas Leonhard Orgill Sr., who preceded her in death.
She is survived by one son, Thomas Leonhard Orgill II of Canaan Valley; one sister, Mary Danley Ice of Elkins; and two grandchildren, Thomas Leonhard Orgill III of Fairmont and Kathleen Ann Gaspar of Easton, Pa.; and three great-grandchildren, Thomas Zachary Orgill, Cierra Paige Orgill and Megan Elizabeth Gaspar.
Mrs. Orgill was employed for a number of years with C&P Telephone, where she worked as an operator.
She was a Methodist by faith and a member of the Methodist Temple of Fairmont.
She was a member, past treasurer and vice president of the Fairmont Women痴 Club.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating. Interment will follow at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Quiet Dell. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ruth Elizabeth Danley Orgill.  From 19 Feb 2004.

Ruth Orgill
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating. Interment will follow at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Quiet Dell. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ruth Elizabeth Danley Orgill.  From 20 Feb 2004.

Justine Osburn
Justine Osburn, 89, of P.O. Box 96, Buckhannon, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at her home.
She was born June 29, 1914, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Jesse Ulderich and Sarah Lantz Ulderich.
On June 20, 1947, she was married to Charles H. "Freck" Osburn, who preceded her in death on April 10, 1994.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Deadrick of Fairmont and Patty Reger of Buckhannon; five sons, Jim Shreve of Richmond Dale, Ohio, Paul Shreve of Chillicothe, Ohio, Tom Shreve of Londonderry, Ohio, Les Shreve of Buckhannon and Joe Osburn of Roanoke, Va.; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Ulderich; one sister, Pauline Virginia Ulderich; one grandson, Loren Shreve; and one granddaughter, Vanessa Reger.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Sunshine Group and Nays Chapel United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Vicky Sheppard will officiate and interment will follow in the Mt. Union Church Cemetery.  From 13 Feb 2004.

Norma J. Osburn
Norma Jean Osburn, 66, a resident of Route 2, Box 132, Buckhannon, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
She was born Jan. 24, 1938, at Ellamore, a daughter of the late Earl Carpenter and Lora Ruth Clark Carpenter.
On April 20, 1957, she was united in marriage to Maurice Osburn, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Randy Osburn of Hershey, Pa., Richard Lee Osburn of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., and Robert Osburn of Buckhannon; three brothers, the Rev. Clifford Carpenter of Warren, Ohio, Hubert 釘utch Carpenter of Buckhannon and the Rev. Billy Carpenter of Glendale; three sisters, Loretta Miller, Janet Carpenter and Bonnie Caynor, all of Buckhannon; five granddaughters, Tonya Osburn of Panama City, Fla., Danae Matherly of Columbia, Ky., Megan Osburn of Fort Ashby, and Amanda Osburn and Kara Chenoweth, both of Buckhannon; several nieces and nephews; one brother-in-law, O誰eal Miller of Buckhannon; and one sister-in-law, Lee Ellen Carpenter of Warren, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William Carpenter and Vernon Carpenter; and two sisters, Hazel Carpenter and Patty Miller.
She was a pharmacy technician at Thompson痴 Pharmacy, a member of Sand Run Baptist Church and secretary by the church.
Friends will be received today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sand Run Baptist Church. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the church the Rev. Robert Poling, the Rev. Donald Butcher and the Rev. John Ingram officiating. Interment will follow at Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery.  From 27 Dec 2004. 

Gerald T. Overfield
Gerald Thaddeus Overfield, 83, a resident of Route 1, Philippi, passed away Monday, April 19, 2004, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born Aug. 17, 1920, at Indian Fork, the son of the late Guy D. and Tessie Jane Wilmoth Overfield.
He was twice married, first to the former Betty Lee Pitman, who preceded him in death in 1989; and second to Vera Dickenson, who preceded him in death on April 1, 1998.
Surviving are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Mary Louise Knight and husband, David Casto, of Route 1, Philippi, Agnes Jane Overfield of Route 1, Philippi, Margaret Alice and husband, Buddy Shreve, of Route 1, Philippi, and Debra Kay and husband, Mike Moore, of Route 2, Philippi; one sister, Lucille Jaber of Baughman Towers, Philippi; five grandchildren, Rachelle Lynn Courtney, Kristie Kay Freeman, Conya Beth Corder, James Thaddeus Knight and Alyssa Dawn Carpenter; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren Overfield and Paul Overfield; and one sister, Mabel Mouser.
He served during World War II with the U.S. Army. He was in the Battle of Rome-Arno and was a prisoner of war for more than a year. He was awarded the American Theatre Service Medal, Purple Heart Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was a car dropper and retired from Barbour Coal Co. He was a member of United Mine Workers District 31, a life member of Laurel Mountain Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 410.
He attended Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 2 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Speaker 釘uck True and the Rev. Linda Payton officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with American Legion Post 44 conducting full military rites. Wright Funeral Home service.   From 21 Apr 2004.

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