2004 obits:P

2004 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries: P

Martha Painter
Martha B. Summers Painter, 98, of Poe Run, Elkins, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at the home of Kay Richards of Elkins, with whom she lived for the last four years.
She was born Dec. 25, 1905, in Clay County, the daughter of the late William Clark and Anna Bell Moore Summers.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, William Painter, with whom she spent 63 years of marriage.
She is survived by two sons, Mark Painter of Harrisonburg, Va., and Jon Painter and wife, Judy, of Zelienople, Pa.; one daughter, Nita Kay Richards of Elkins; and an “adopted” daughter and Martha’s angel, Mary Thompson of Poe Run, whom Martha loved very much and who had taken loving care of Martha during the day for the last three years of her life. Martha also received loving care from Hospice Care Corp. of Elkins.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Linda Briner and husband, Bowen, of Ventura, Calif., Craig Allen of Newark, Ohio, Nadine DeStefano of Lima, Ohio, Danielle Light of Petersburg, Eric Painter and wife, Melissa, of Zelienople, Pa., Elissa Chrismer and husband, Scott, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jill Randall and husband, Randy, of Wasilla, Ark., Aaron Richards and wife, Patricia, of Riverton, Rebekah Harden of Apex, N.C., and Marti Homer and husband, Jason, of Elkins; four stepgrandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Elaine Stahl of Las Vegas, Nev., and Althea Bartlett of Green River, Wyo.
She was preceded in death by one son, Waldo “Buck” Allen; two sisters and seven brothers.
Martha graduated from Glenville College and attended Bridgewater College and Ohio University. She taught school in Clay County schools from 1928 until 1934, and substituted in Pendleton County in the 1940s.
Martha and her husband, Bill, owned and operated Bill’s Place at Seneca Rocks for 24 years. They moved to Athens, Ohio, and ran a dairy farm for a few years, moved to Pennsylvania for a few years, and eventually moved back to Riverton and built the Gateway Restaurant in 1966.
The family received friends Sunday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Seneca Rocks Presbyterian Church officiated by the Rev. Paul O’Gorek and the Rev. Lynn Ryder. Interment will be in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp., 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241.  From 3 May 2004.

Jack A. Pannell
Jack Albert Pannell, 72, of Manassas, Va., died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Prince William Hospital. in Manassas, Va.
He was born May 6, 1932, in Onego, the son of Robert Jack Pannell, who died in 1978, and Joy Edith Adamson Pannell, who died in 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy Downs Pannell .
Surviving are two daughters, Cheri Lynn Pannell Nahas of Clifton, Va., and Christine Marie Pannell of Manassas, Va.; one stepdaughter, Barbara Ann Harris Lubbers of Summer Duck, Va.; one sister, Mary Frances Williams of Manassas, Va.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Ann Pannell, who died in 1973.
He was a salesman for 30 years for Jim McKay Chevrolet in Manassas, Va.
He was a member of the Brentsville Presbyterian Church in Manassas, Va.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at North Fork Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Earl Bible will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seneca Rocks Fire Co. in Onego.  From 9 Jul 2004.

Wade R. Parker
Wade R. “Jack” Parker, 76, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at the Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
He was born July 22, 1927, in LaGrange, Ga., the son of the late Zellars Parker and Gladys Atkins Parker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Mr. Parker was the manager of Windsor Knit Garment Co. and Joan Curtis Manufacturing in Petersburg. He was a veteran of World War II and member of VFW Post 6454 and American Legion Post 78. He was a Baptist by faith.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marie E. Smith Parker; two sons, Wade R. Parker of Washington, D.C., and Robert Allen Parker of Windgap, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Kevin Allen Parker and Julie Teresa Parker.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. David H. Blackwell will officiate and interment will follow at the South Branch Memorial Gardens in Petersburg. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.   From 20 Jan 2004.

Scott D. Parks
Scott Daniel Parks, 25, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday evening, Aug. 11, 2004, in Elkins.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons for Scott Daniel Parks. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 12 Aug 2004.

Scott D. Parks
Scott Daniel Parks, 25, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday evening, Aug. 11, 2004, in Elkins.
He was born Friday, May 11, 1979, at Parsons, the son of Norman Leroy Parks and Kathleen “Kathy” Jeffries Parks.
On Feb. 13, 1999, in Elkins, he was married to the former Lesley Fay LeMasters, who survives at Parsons.
Also surviving are one son, Daniel Scott Parks, and one daughter, Sonya Brooke Marie Parks, both at home; one brother; Norman Lee Parks and wife, Delta, of Parsons; one sister; Casey Elizabeth Parks of Hambleton; his grandfather, Harold Maxwell of Beckley; two nieces, one nephew and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Margie Parks Maxwell; and his maternal grandparents, Virgil and Betty Summerville Jeffries.
He was a graduate of Tucker County High School with the class of 1998.
He was an employee of Guest Services at Canaan Valley Resort at Canaan Valley.
He was a Protestant by faith.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Loren Metzner will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Scott Daniel Parks. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Aug 2004.

Scott Parks
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Loren Metzner will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Scott Daniel Parks. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Aug 2004.

Naomi Parsons
Naomi Bell Parsons, 79, a resident of Thomas, departed this life on Thursday, May 13, 2004, at her home. She had been in declining health for several months.
She was born on March 2, 1925, at Leadmine, a daughter of the late Daniel Luther and Edna Alberta Shaffer Evans.
On Nov. 4, 1940, she was married to Clifford D. Parsons, who preceded her in death on July 20, 1989.
Survivors include one son, Douglas K. and Kim Parsons, Scott Depot; four daughters, Joan E. and Glenn Wilcox, Thomas, Carol Jean and Raymond “Bill” Smith, East Lake, Ohio, Karen S. Gilmore, Hot Springs, Ark., and Debra K. and Dean Burton, Morgantown; one sister, Evelyn Moats, Avon Lake, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Billy Gilmore; one sister, Opal Judy; six brothers, Dellas W., Clinton R., Glennis D., Odos R., Phares O. and Elwood G. Evans.
Mrs. Parsons was a homemaker and worked many years as a waitress at Blackwater Falls State Park. She was a member of Thomas United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Hinkle Funeral Chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Glen Hugenin officiating. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 14 May 2004.

Vernon Parsons Jr.
Vernon D. “Skip” Parsons Jr., 48, of French Creek, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born May 15, 1956, in Barberton, Ohio, the only child of the late Vernon D. Parsons Sr. and the late Burnice C. Nutter.
He is survived by his loving wife, Melissa, the daughter of Kenneth and Christine McKisic; two daughters, Lindsay and Morgan Parsons, and one son, Devin Parsons, all at home; and two grandmothers, Freda Parsons of St. George and Iva Nutter of Akron, Ohio.
Skip was a devoted husband and father, spend his entire career in the automobile industry and was the recipient of numerous awards.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and the funeral service will at 1 p.m. Monday at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Jessie officiating. Interment will follow at the Point Pleasant Chapel Cemetery in Abbott. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Vernon D. “Skip” Parsons Jr.  From 13 Aug 2004.

Billy D. Patch
Billy Deuane Patch, 72, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Tuesday morning, May 18, 2004, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Billy Deuane Patch. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 May 2004.

Billy D. Patch
Billy Deuane Patch, 72, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Tuesday morning, May 18, 2004, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Friday, April 22, 1932, in Parsons, the son of the late Mary Virginia Bonner Kisner.
On Aug. 1, 1957, in Baltimore, Md., he was married to the former Carol Sue Long, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Darlene Kimbrough and husband, Wayne, of California and Tammie Suan Patch of Parsons; one sister-in-law, Lela Booth of Mackeyville; six grandchildren, Derick, Michelle, Destiny, Jamie, Jesi and Patricia; eight great-grandchildren, Christina, Joseph, Christopher, Nicholas, Emma, Cameron, Zoey and Casey.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by one son, Deuane Lee Patch; and one brother, Danny V. Booth.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1950, where he was a four-year letterman with the football squad. He was a noted baseball and basketball player and track team member.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was an employee of the American Totalastor of Baltimore, Md., and California, and retired in 1994 after 30 years of service.
He was an avid golfer, an outdoorsman, a member of the Holly Meadows Country Club and attended the First Baptist Church at Parsons.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Friday. Pastor Allen D. Crosten will officiate. Mr. Patch’s wish to be cremated will be honored. Interment will take place at the Harper Cemetery on Bonner Mountain at a later date. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Billy Deuane Patch.  From 20 May 2004.

Mary L. Patch
Mary Lynn Ours Patch, 62, of Petersburg, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  From 21 Jun 2004.

Luetta D. Paugh
Luetta Dell Paugh, 70, of PO Box 100, Lorentz, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born Oct. 29, 1933, in Hemlock, the daughter of the late Dalton Snow and Nona Hornbeck Snow.
Surviving are seven sons, Thomas Paugh and wife, Kay, of Shinnston, Patrick Paugh of Clarksburg, Gerry Paugh and wife, Sharla, of Horner, Phillip Paugh and wife, Michelle, of Tucson, Ariz., James “Dan” Paugh and wife, Heidi, of Emporia, Kan., Steven Lee Paugh and wife, Jacqueline, of Morgantown, and Mark Paugh and wife, Mary, of Horner; one daughter, Victoria “Vicki” Bates and husband, Steve, of Wallace; five sisters, Marietta Gillespie of Buckhannon, Garnetta Banks of Arappaho, N.C., Hilda Sayre of Buckhannon, Dorthy Lane of Buckhannon and Geraldine Villers of Buckhannon; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Snow of Barberton, Ohio; and 22 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Boyce Snow.
She was a homemaker and a devout Christian by faith.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Pastor Jerry Murrell will officiate and interment follow in Miller Cemetery at Horner.  From 3 Mar 2004.

Merlin E. Paul
Merlin E. “Tater” Paul, 70, a resident of Bartow for the past 19 years, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 12, 2004, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.  From 15 and 16 Mar 2004.

Lola Pennington
Lola Kathleen Lawrence Pennington, 83, a resident of Hendricks and more recently a resident of Conover, N.C., departed this life Sunday, April 11, 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons for Lola Kathleen Lawrence Pennington. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Apr 2004.

Lola Pennington
Lola Kathleen Lawrence Pennington, 83, a resident of Hendricks and more recently a resident of Conover, N.C., departed this life Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the Catawba Memorial Hospital at Hickory, N.C. She had been in declining health.
She was born Sept. 21, 1920, at Lanesville, the daughter of the late James Monroe Lawrence and Goldie Marie Pennington.
She was married to Junior Allen Pennington, who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2003.
Surviving are one son, Sheldon K. Pennington and wife, Kathy, of Winchester, Va.; three daughter, Sharon L. Brown of Conover, N.C., Delores J. Keenan and the Rev. George Keenan of Port Royal, S.C., and Kathy C. Hanna and husband, James T., of Fort Ashby; two brothers, Erroll “Keith” Lawrence and wife, Marty, of Elkins and Samuel Lawrence and wife, JoAnn of Belington; three sisters, Althea Judy and husband, David T., and Charlotte Pennington and husband, Otto, all of Elkins, and Barbara Sue Berry and husband, Bill, of Hambleton; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Junior and Jack Lawrence; two sisters, Maxine Minge and Gladys Roy; and one grandson, John William Brown.
She attended the one-room school at Lanesville. She was a mother and homemaker. She was a noted cook, full of hospitality and generosity.
She attended the Hambleton Pentecostal Church of God and the Keyser Assembly of God Church.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. George Keenan will officiate and interment will follow at Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Lola Kathleen Lawrence Pennington. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Apr 2004.

Lawrence J. Petrice
Lawrence Joseph Petrice, 71, a resident of the King Summit Road, Coalton, departed this life Friday morning, March 26, 2004, at his home. He had been in declining health following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Monday, Jan. 30, 1933, at Pumpkintown, the son of the late Nazerine Petrice and Florence Kimble Petrice.
On Aug. 6, 1966, he was married to the former Carolyn J. White, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael J. Petrice and wife, Sandy, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Joseph A. Petrice and wife, Francis, of Coalton; one daughter, Carla R. Fisher and husband, Rocky, of Coalton; one foster son, Dennis A. Miller, at home; three brothers, William Petrice and wife, Lucy, and Frank Petrice and wife, Jean, all of Coalton, and James Petrice and wife, Betty, of Beverly; three sisters, Rose McMasters of Baltimore, Md., and Mary Travise and Celia Primavero, both of Coalton; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Petrice and John Petrice; two sisters, Rhoda Stanton and Effie Barkley; and one grandson, Jeffrey A. Petrice.
He attended the schools of Coalton, had worked as a coal miner and last worked at the Upshur County Coal Corp., retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the Phillips Chapel Church at Jimtown and served as a trustee.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday morning, Mr. Petrice will be moved to the Phillips Chapel Church at Jimtown, where final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. The Rev. Leon H. Hevener will officiate and interment will follow at the Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lawrence Joseph Petrice. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Mar 2004.

Luther Perinne
Luther William Perinne, 82, of the Gaines-Canaan community in Rock Cave and formerly of Mill Creek for 10 years, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at 2:50 p.m. in the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. He had been in declining health for the past two years.
He was born June 20, 1921 in Webster County, the son of the late Ondus Leon and Gracie McCie Perrine.
He is survived by his wife, Erma Royce Perrine, whom he married on Sept. 3, 1960.
Also surviving are five sons, Luther John Perrine of Gaines, Richard Perrine and wife, Lesa, of Rock Cave, Danny Perrine of Rock Cave, Dave Perrine and wife, Kim, of Rock Cave, and Rick Wilking and wife of Ohio; eight daughters, Donna Sue and Wayne Breeding of Ohio, Waunita Gillispie of Florida, Patty and Bryan Anastase of Maryland, Lucille Nesbitt of Rock Cave, Mary Senna and Michael Trusler of Rock Cave, Robin Wilkins of Virginia, Sandy Wilkins of Florida and Jeannie Wilkins.
He is also survived by 61 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and eight great-great granchildren.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were three sons, Bobby, Larry and Stacie Perrine; a daughter, Kathy Bise; a granddaughter, Debra Gillespie; two grandsons, Jason Nesbitt and Rodger Trusler; his first wife, Leda McCoy; one sister and nine brothers.
He was a coal miner and rail shaver and a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Canaan Church with the Rev. Dave Bickel officiating. Burial will follow at Canaan Church Cemetery in Canaan.  From 13 May 2004.

Luther Perrine
Luther William Perrine, 82, of the Gaines-Canaan community in Rock Cave and formerly of Mill Creek for 10 years, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at 2:50 p.m. in the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. He had been in declining health for the past two years.
He was born June 20, 1921, in Webster County, the son of the late Ondus Leon and Gracie McCie Perrine.
He is survived by his wife, Erma Royce Perrine, whom he married on Sept. 3, 1960.
Also surviving are five sons, Luther John Perrine of Gaines, Richard Perrine and wife, Lesa, of Rock Cave, Danny Perrine of Rock Cave, Dave Perrine and wife, Kim, of Rock Cave, and Rick Wilkings and wife of Ohio; eight daughters, Donna Sue and Wayne Breeding of Ohio, Waunita Gillispie of Florida, Patty and Bryan Anastase of Maryland, Lucille Nesbitt of Rock Cave, Mary Senna and Michael Trusler of Rock Cave, Robin Wilkins of Virginia, Sandy Wilkins of Florida and Jeannie Wilkins.
He is also survived by 61 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were three sons, Bobby, Larry and Stacie Perrine; a daughter, Kathy Bise; a granddaughter, Debra Gillespie; two grandsons, Jason Nesbitt and Rodger Trusler; his first wife, Leda McCoy; one sister and nine brothers.
He was a coal miner and rail shaver and a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Canaan Church with the Rev. Dave Bickel officiating. Burial will follow at Canaan Church Cemetery in Canaan.  From 14 May 2004.

Luther Perrine
Luther William Perrine, 82, of the Gaines-Canaan community in Rock Cave and formerly of Mill Creek for 10 years, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at 2:50 p.m. in the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. He had been in declining health for the past two years.
He was born June 20, 1921, in Webster County, the son of the late Ondus Leon and Gracie McCie Perrine.
He is survived by his wife, Erma Royce Perrine, whom he married on Sept. 3, 1960.
Also surviving are five sons, Luther John Perrine of Gaines, Richard Perrine and wife, Lesa, of Rock Cave, Danny Perrine of Rock Cave, Dave Perrine and wife, Kim, of Rock Cave, and Rick Wilkins and wife of Ohio; and eight daughters, Donna Sue and Wayne Breeding of Ohio, Waunita Gillispie of Florida, Patty and Bryan Anastase of Maryland, Lucille Nesbitt of Rock Cave, Mary Senna and Michael Trusler of Rock Cave, Robin Wilkins of Virginia, Sandy Wilkins of Florida and Jeannie Wilkins.
He is also survived by 61 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were three sons, Bobby, Larry and Stacie Perrine; a daughter, Kathy Bise; a granddaughter, Debra Gillespie; two grandsons, Jason Nesbitt and Rodger Trusler; his first wife, Leda McCoy; one sister and nine brothers.
He was a coal miner and rail shaver and a Methodist by faith.
Friends were received Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Canaan Church with the Rev. Dave Bickel officiating. Burial will follow at Canaan Church Cemetery in Canaan.  From 15 May 2004.

Verna I. Perry
Verna I. Perry, 67, of French Creek, the Indian Camp community, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at her home.
She was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Armstrong County, Pa., the daughter of the late Lucine and Hannah Klingensmith Schall.
She is survived by her husband, Phillip Charles Perry of French Creek, whom she married on Oct. 8, 1960.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Hattie Nice, Phillis Lemons, Verna Carr and Nancy Gerlach, all of Ellamore; two sons, Phillip C. Perry II of Indian Camp and John J. Perry of Buckhannon; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Lena Trunzo and Larue Cuica, both of Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Fred Schall.
She was a homemaker.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Indian Camp Cemetery with the Rev. Sue Lowther officiating. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of arrangements for Verna I. Perry.  From 4 Aug 2004.

Lawrence J. Petrice
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. On Tuesday morning, Mr. Petrice will be moved to the Phillips Chapel Church at Jimtown, where final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. The Rev. Leon H. Hevener will officiate and interment will follow at the Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lawrence Joseph Petrice. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 29 Mar 2004.

Ann L. Phares
Ann L. Phares, 66, of Ft. Myers, Fla., departed this life to be with the Lord on March 8, 2004.
She was born Feb. 21, 1938, in Junior, the daughter of the late Walter Estle and Phyllis Moore Corley.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Edward Leon Phares of Ft. Myers; her children, Janie Palmer and husband, Gary, Peggy Lea Phares and Michelle McCall and husband, Troy, all of Ft. Myers, Fla.; her loving grandchildren, Ricky, Amber, Greg, Christopher, Samantha and Brianna; her sisters, Cora Lea “Corkey” Nucilli and Linda Ketterman, both of Elkins; and many nieces and nephews.
One brother, Walt Corley, is deceased.
A Ft. Myers resident since 1971, she retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 22 years of service.
Ann loved life and lived every day enthusiastically. She loved her many friends and treasured their presence in her life. Her family was her most precious gift. Her goodness and love will stay with us forever. We rejoice in the knowledge that she now resides in heaven in her Father’s arms.
Funeral services were conducted Friday at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Private entombment followed in the Mt. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation of South East Florida, 703, S.W. 74th Ave., N. Lauderdale, Fla. 33068.  From 16 Mar 2004.

Lorraine T. Phares
Lorraine T. Phares, 80, of Circleville, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.
Mrs. Phares was born June 16, 1923, at Onego, a daughter of the late Charles Ross Thompson and J. Nettie Huffman.
On May 23, 1955, she married Robert H. Phares, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Lorna Judy and husband, Michael, of Riverton, and one grandchild, Olivia Judy of Riverton.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Carma Lee Thompson.
Mrs. Phares was a 1942 graduate of Circleville High School and a graduate of Davis & Elkins College.
She retired in 1985 after 35 years as a teacher at Circleville High School.
She was a member of the Pendleton County Association of Retired School Employees and the Circleville United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Barbara Rexroad will officiate and interment will follow at North Fork Memorial Cemetery in Riverton. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to North Fork Rescue Squad.  From 10 Jan 2003.

Paul W. Phares
Paul Wilson Phares, 88, a resident of Chenoweth Creek Road, passed away at 12:30 a.m. today, July 29, 2004, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Paul Wilson Phares.  From 29 Jul 2004.

Paul W. Phares
Paul Wilson Phares, 88, a resident of the Chenoweth Creek Road, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2004, at his home.
He was born April 14, 1916, in Belington, the son of the late James Tucker and Clara Wilson Phares.
On Sept. 14, 1940, he was married to Pauline Tallman Phares who survives in Elkins.
Also surviving are a son, Donald Paul Phares and wife, Camille, of Elkins; one daughter, Judith Phares Jones and husband, William R. “Bill” Jones, of Lewisburg; one brother, Lee Don Phares of Ridgedale, Mo.; four sisters, Gladys McCauley and Wilda McCauley, both of Grafton, Celia Durrett of Belington and Helen McCauley of Elkins.
Three grandchildren, Mrs. James (Melissa) “Missy” Marple of Elkins, Michael James Phares of Elkins and Mrs. Jeff (Kimberly) McMillion of North Tazewell, Va.; and one great-granddaughter, Alexandra “Allie” McMillion also survive.
Also preceding him in death were one brother, Earl Phares; and two sisters, Katherine Phares and Hallie Rowan.
Mr. Phares attended the schools of Barbour County, was a veteran of World War II and served in the U. S. Navy.
He was employed by the Western Maryland Railroad for 35 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church at Belington, a member of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Randolph County Senior Center.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter and a member of the National Rifle Association.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Greg Rowan officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Arlington Cemetery where presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corporation, 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mr. Phares. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Paul Wilson Phares.  From 30 Jul 2004. 

Robert Phares
Robert “Neil” Phares, 77, of Parkersburg, with to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2004.
He was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Beverly, and was the son of the late Okey and Hazel Daniels Phares. Neil served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He retired from Kardex Systems in Ohio.
Survivors include his daughter, Donna Goff, and her husband, Randy; four grandchildren, Tara Rawson, Michael Goff, David Phares and Robert Phares; one great-grandson, Chance; one great-granddaughter, Addyson; two sisters, Betty Bussey and Helen Lambert; three brothers, Harold, Roy and Okey Phares Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Neil Phares Jr.; a brother, Bruce Phares; and his wife, Mary Phares.
Services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home in
Parkersburg with the Rev. Randall Kochersperger officiating. Burial will follow in the Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Parkersburg Post 15 of the American Legion.  From 21 Feb 2004.

Burton R. Phillips
Burton R. Phillips, 89, of Rt. 2, Box 66, Buckhannon, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston.
He was born May 15, 1915, in Upshur County, the son of the late Tracy Phillips and Bessie Young Phillips.
On July 28, 1934, he married the late Loreen . Curtis Phillips, who precede him in death on Sept. 5, 1993.
Surviving are three nephews, Ward Johnson of Arkansas, Robert Crumrine of St. Clarisville, Ohio, and Horace Phillips Jr. of Buckhannon; one niece, Mary Simmons of Buckhannon; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Horace Phillips; two sisters, Ruth Crumrine and Anna Johnson; two nephews, Richard Crumrine and Paul Edward Crumrine Jr.; and three nieces, Pauline Alkire, Marilyn Johnson and Helen Jean Maley.
He owned and operated Maple Lawn Dairy and raised prize winning Pure Bred Holsteins.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in the Heavner Cemetery.  From 8 Nov 2004.

Charles F. Phillips
Charles F. Phillips, 73, a resident of 3 Hilltop Drive, Philippi, passed away Saturday morning, March 27, 2004, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born May 26, 1930, at Philippi, the son of the late Charles Lee and Avis Beckner Phillips.
He was united in marriage to the former Pearl Harris, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Lee Phillips and wife, Paula, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Joseph Phillips and wife, Donna, of Philippi; one sister, Elizabeth Cimagala of Largo, Fla.; one brother, Loring Ray Phillips of Belington; four grandchildren, Chad Phillips, Jay Phillips, Chris Swartz and Melissa Tucker; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Mr. Phillips was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and served in the 73rd Engineer Heavy Equipment Co. He was a recipient of the Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
He was a retired Philippi volunteer fireman and a retired conductor from CSX Transportation with 35 years of service.
Mr. Phillips was dedicated to making Philippi a better place to live and was actively involved in many community concerns, including the Corridor H Action Committee.
He was a past commander and lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a graduate of the University of Hard Knocks at Alderson-Broaddus College.
He was known to be an honest, vocal and recalcitrant supporter of the issues in which be believed.
Friends were received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216. N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 6 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. “Wink” McQuain and the Rev. Linda Payton officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with American Legion Post 44 conducting military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren, in care of Larry Poling, Route 2, Box 122-A, Moatsville, W.Va. 26405 or to the Mansfield United Methodist Church, in care of Carmon Cole, Route 1, Box 32, Philippi, W.Va. 26416. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 29 Mar 2004.

Debra Phillips
Debra “Bubba” Sue McLean Phillips, 37, a resident of the White Oak community, the Lord chose to take on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, in Broaddus Hospital.
She was born Dec. 25, 1966, in Philippi, the daughter of Paul L. and Martha Swick McLean, who survive in Meadow Heights, Philippi.
She was united in marriage on July 4, 2002, to Gregory “Spinner” McLean of White Oak.
Also surviving are two sisters, Paulette Bailey and husband, Larry, of Philippi and Virgie Nancy McLean of Philippi; three brothers, Danny McLean and wife, Sandy, of Philippi, Jimmy McLean and wife, Paula, of Belington and Nathaniel McLean of Philippi; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William E. and Elizabeth Phillips of White Oak; a canine companion, Nellie; nephews and nieces, Wayne Bailey, Missy Black and husband, Robbie, David Bailey, Drew Phillips, D.J. McLean, Benny McLean, Butchie Vincent, Nicholas Vincent and Meshac Vincent; and great-nieces, Kristi Bailey, Kayla Black, Karissa Black and Kayle Hickey.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elden and Virgie Swick and Monzell and Roxie McLean.
She was a child-care provider and was employed at the Philippi Public Library. She also volunteered at the Heart and Hand in Philippi.
She was a Pentecostal by faith.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 6 p.m. Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, and until 10 a.m. Friday. She will be moved Friday to the Evangelical Bible Church on Route 38 to lie in state from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the service hour. The Rev. Danny McLean and the Rev. Larry Bailey will officiate and interment will follow in the Poling Cemetery on the Phillips Farm in White Oak for close friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Philippi Heart and Hand Emergency Services, P.O. Box 128, Philippi, W.Va. 26416. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 10 Aug 2004.

Debra Phillips
Debra “Bubba” Sue McLean Phillips, 37, a resident of the White Oak community, the Lord chose to take on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, in Broaddus Hospital.
She was born Dec. 25, 1966, in Philippi, the daughter of Paul L. and Martha Swick McLean, who survive in Meadow Heights, Philippi.
She was united in marriage on July 4, 2002, to Gregory “Spinner” Phillips of White Oak.
Also surviving are two sisters, Paulette Bailey and husband, Larry, of Philippi and Virgie Nancy McLean of Philippi; three brothers, Danny McLean and wife, Sandy, of Philippi, Jimmy McLean and wife, Paula, of Belington and Nathaniel McLean of Philippi; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William E. and Elizabeth Phillips of White Oak; a canine companion, Nellie; nephews and nieces, Wayne Bailey, Missy Black and husband, Robbie, David Bailey, Drew Phillips, D.J. McLean, Benny McLean, Butchie Vincent, Nicholas Vincent and Meshac Vincent; and great-nieces, Kristi Bailey, Kayla Black, Karissa Black and Kayle Hickey.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elden and Virgie Swick and Monzell and Roxie McLean.
She was a child-care provider and was employed at the Philippi Public Library. She also volunteered at the Heart and Hand in Philippi.
She was a Pentecostal by faith.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 6 p.m. Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, and until 10 a.m. Friday. She will be moved Friday to the Evangelical Bible Church on Route 38 to lie in state from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the service hour. The Rev. Danny McLean and the Rev. Larry Bailey will officiate and interment will follow in the Poling Cemetery on the Phillips Farm in White Oak for close friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Philippi Heart and Hand Emergency Services, P.O. Box 128, Philippi, W.Va. 26416. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 11 Aug 2004.  

Dessie Phillips
Dessie Nester Phillips, 86, a resident of Kannapolis, N.C., and formerly a resident of Serpell Avenue in Belington, departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 31 , 2003, at her daughter’s home in Kannapolis, N.C.
She was born July 19, 1917, in Barbour County, the daughter of the late S.K. and Maudie Sturms Nester.
She was united in marriage to Earnest “Bill” Phillips, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Boyce Phillips of Bends Run; three daughters, Carolyn Sue Tyler of Kannapolis, N.C., with whom she made her home, Debbie Rutherford of Harrisburg, and Doris Webb of Charleston.
Also surviving are two sisters, Bessie Wilhite of Akron, Ohio, and Opal Ware of Belington; nine grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
She attended the schools of Barbour County and was a member of the Tygart Valley Rebekah Lodge No. 181 where she was decorated as Lady Dessie.
She was involved in the American Cancer Society where she worked closely with U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, and was a homemaker.
Friends will be received from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington. Graveside services will be conducted at noon Saturday at the Barbour Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Terry Gower will officiate and interment will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Rowan Regional Home Health and Hospice, 825A West Henderson St, Salisbury, N.C. 28144. The Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Dessie Nester Phillips.  From 2 Jan 2004.

Evelyn Phillips
Evelyn Phillips, 88, of Hambleton, passed away Monday Aug. 9, 2004, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Hinkle Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.  From 11 Aug 2004.

Evelyn V. Phillips
Evelyn V. Phillips, 87, of Hambleton, passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Hambleton, the daughter of the late Isaac and Isabelle Knotts Armstrong.
She was married on April 13, 1937, in Oakland, Md., to Ralph Phillips, who retired from Western Maryland Railroad and preceded her in death on June 22, 1995.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice Stank and husband, Kenneth, of Fortville, Ind.; one sister, Dorothy Dale Lloyd of Hambleton; two grandsons, David Stank and wife, Kristen, of McCordsville, Ind., and Jeremy Stank of Dyer, Ind.; two great-grandsons, Joshua and Jacob Stank; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Edgar Armstrong; two sisters, Lenora Combs and Madeline Evans; and two half brothers, Glen and Worth Howes.
Mrs. Phillips was a housewife. She was a member of Hambleton United Methodist Church, Women’s Society of the United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Homemakers Club, Tucker County Historical Society and was a former Girl Scout leader.
She and her husband, Ralph, lived in Elkins, Thomas, Cresaptown, Md., and Ridgely before retiring and moving to Hambleton to the home where she grew up.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hinkle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hambleton United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   From 12 Aug 2004.

Howard M. Phillips
Howard Max Phillips, 85, of 304 Buckhannon Manor, Buckhannon, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon.
He was born, Jan. 4, 1919, at Evergreen, the son of the late Charles Phillips and Lillie Metzener Phillips.
He was married March 12, 1947, to Levera Marie Lee Phillips, who preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 1999.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Sue Coombs of Buckhannon and Lorette Renay Davidson of French Creek; two sons, Gary R. Phillips of French Creek and Howard Rex Phillips of Elkins; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Steven Joe Phillips; four sisters, Lola Phillips, Doris June Bennett, Hazel Phillips and Ivrena Phillips; and one grandson, Thomas Evix.
He was a steel worker, served in the U.S. Army Air Force from June 8, 1942, to Oct. 7, 1945, with the 312th Troop Carrier Squadron, 349th Troop Carrier Group, and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Beryl McKisic officiating. Interment will follow at the Salem Ridge Church Cemetery. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  From 22 Nov 2004.

Mable E. Phillips
Mable Evolyn Phillips, 97, a resident of Elkins, passed away Tuesday morning, April 27, 2004, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 24, 1907, in West Virginia and was raised by the late Otis and Laura Eddy Varner.
On Sept. 12, 1929, at Rockville, Md., she was married to Levy Norman Phillips, who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1984.
Mrs. Phillips, her husband and six other couples organized and built the Woodland Beach Community Church at Woodland Beach, Md., in 1930. She worked as the District of Columbia Paper Mills Inc. at Georgetown until 1946 when she and her husband moved to Norwalk, Conn.
They moved to Elkins in 1946 where they enjoyed their retirement for 20 years until Mr. Phillips’ death.
She was a member of the Woodland Beach Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m Thursday at the Maplewood Cemetery Mausoleum with the Rev. Daniel Bryan officiating. Entombment will follow. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mable Evolyn Phillips.  From 28 Apr 2004.

Opal G. Phillips
Opal Grace Phillips, a resident of Country Health Nursing Home of Gifford, Ill., died Wednesday evening, Dec. 31, 2003, in the nursing home following an extended illness.
She was a former resident of Glade Avenue and the Baughman Towers in Philippi. She had moved to Rantoul, Ill., about 15 years ago to be near her son.
Mrs. Phillips was born Jan. 22, 1904, at Pleasant Creek community in Barbour County, the daughter of the late Wilson T. and Lucinda Keller Woodford.
She was twice married, first to Ray M. Wonycott and later to Alonzo P. Phillips, both of whom preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Ray Wonycott of Rantoul, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Barbara Ann Woodley of Sebring, Fla., Diana Lynn Burt of Mascoutah, Ill., Constance Rae VanGuilder of Montegut, La., Lucinda Kay Minor of Belleville, Ill., Frank Ray Wonycott of Ogden, Utah, Edward Dale Wonycott of Ludlow, Ill., Opal Marie Manning and Ramona Lynn Wonycott, both of Rantoul, Ill.; 17 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Hugh L. Woodford; and by three sisters, Ella Nora Wood, Dove Murphy and Rissie Bartlett.
Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker. She attended the Philippi United Methodist Church where she was a faithful member of the Ladies Bible Class. She enjoyed cooking, quilting and other needlework.
Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lejeune Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. The Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 2 Jan 2004.

Osler Phillips Jr.
Osler Brant Phillips Jr., 68, a resident of Paden City, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 2004, in Savannah, Ga.
He was born July 27, 1935, at Montrose, a son of Edna Pauline Johnson Phillips, a patient at the Barbour County Good Samaritan Home, and the late Osler Brant Phillips Sr.
On Aug. 9, 1962, he married the former Sandra Lee Kittle, who survives at Paden City. Also surviving is one son, Kerry Dean Phillips of Stephens City, Va.; two daughters, Renata Ann Beverlin and Britni Danielle Beverlin, both of Glandwin, Mich.; one brother, Douglas Clyde Phillips of Montrose; one grandson and his father-in-law, Paul Kittle of Elkins.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Joan Crouch, and his mother-in-law, Mildred Kittle.
Mr. Phillips had retired from Chemical Leaman Tank Lines as a truck driver.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Osler Brant Phillips Jr.  From 4 Jan 2004.

Osler B. Phillips Jr.
Osler B. "June" Phillips Jr., 68, a resident of Paden City, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Savannah, Ga.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Donald L. Lockhart will officiate and interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. The Tomblyn Funeral Home is Elkins is in charge of arrangements for Osler B. "June" Phillips Jr.  From 5 Jan 2003.

Patricia Phillips
Patricia Poling Phillips, 42, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, 2004, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons for Patricia Poling Phillips. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 9 Jan 2004.

Patricia P. Phillips
Patricia Ruth Poling Phillips, 42, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, 2004, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest.
She was born Saturday, March 11, 1961, the daughter of Okey R. Poling and Ruth I. Lambert Poling. On August 30, 1979, at St. George, she was married to Philip W. Phillips, who survives at Parsons.
Also surviving are two daughters, Julie R. Phillips of Waynesburg, Pa., and Lisa R. Phillips of Parsons; three brothers, Gary R. Poling, Ricky L. Poling, both of Parsons, and Donnie A. Poling and wife, Amanda, of Augusta; and two sisters, Pam A. Johnson and husband, Robert, of Malden and Wilma L. Poling of Parsons.
She was a graduate of Tucker County High School with the class of 1979, where she was a member of the girls’ basketball team. She attended Davis & Elkins College. She worked for the former Memorial General Hospital and the Parsons Footwear Company. She was a writer and had a love for video games.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home in Parsons from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Patricia Ruth Poling Phillips.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Jan 2003.

Wilda B Phillips
Wilda B. Phillips, 82, of 116 Camden Ave., Buckhannon, died at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at her residence.
She was born March 16, 1922, in Marlinton, a daughter of the late Coy Issac Hamrich and Birdie V. Riggleman Hamrick.
On April 13, 1944, she was united in marriage to Clifford D. Phillips who preceded her in death on May 18, 1997.
She is survived by two sons, Alan C. Phillips of Buckhannon and Gary L. Phillips of Lost Creek; two sisters, Mary Hamrick and Irene Cameron, both of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, Doy Hamrick; one grandson, Gary Lee Phillips II of Lost Creek; three granddaughters, Claudia Phillips of Toledo, Ohio, and Laura Phillips and Karen Phillips, both of Lost Creek; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Genevieve Hamrick and June Grandt; and one brother, Gerald Hamrick.
She was a homemaker.  From 26 Nov 2004.

Rosalee Pickens
Rosalee Elizabeth Day Pickens, 84, of Route 3, Grafton, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Grafton City Hospital.
She was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Elkins, the daughter of the late Howard and Rosa Moore Day.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dorsey Pickens, who passed away on April 5, 1994.
She is survived by one son, John H. “Butch” Pickens and wife, Sally, of Grafton; two daughters, Karen S. Burke and husband, John, of Huntingtown, Md., and Linda D. Daniels and husband, Jim, of Gallatin, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Patsy Hall, Edythe Miles and Jeanne Austin; and two brothers, Russell Day and Charles Day.
Mrs. Pickens was a budget analyst for the U.S. Air Force and was a partner with her son, Butch, and his wife, Sally, in Main Street Printers in Grafton.
She was a member of the Beulah Baptist Church, was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3081 of Grafton, a life member of Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 24 Disabled American Veterans of Taylor and Preston counties, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Clarksburg, a member of Naomi Chapter 12 Order of the Eastern Star of Grafton, and a former member of the Grafton City Hospital Auxiliary.
The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Richard McDonald will officiate. Interment will be in the Woodsdale Memorial Park in Grafton. Naomi Chapter 12 Order of the Eastern Star of Grafton will conduct a memorial at 7 p.m. Saturday and the Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.  From 5 Mar 2004.

Charles G. Pingley
Charles Gale Pingley, 71 a resident of Route 1, Beverly, passed away at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 26, 1933, at Beverly, a son of the late William Bryan Pingley and Zernia Mae Bennett Pingley.
On May 30, 1953, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Mildred Pauline Welch, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Christine Annette Rizzio and husband, Mark, and Angela Sue Spessert and husband, Dana, all of Beverly; two brothers, Ronald and Ralph Pingley, both of Beverly; two sisters, Frances Pingley of Stonewood and Geraldine Conley of Beverly; five grandchildren, Stephanie Rizzio of Beverly, Allyson Scott and husband, Mike, of Elkins, Bryan Rizzio and wife, Kristie, of Mabie, Kyatt and Emma Spessert, both of Beverly; and one great-grandchild, Morgan Rizzio.
Preceding him in death was a son, Robert G. Pingley; one brother, Russell Pingley; and one great-granddaughter, Autumn S. Scott.
He was retired from Columbia Gas Corp. and was a member of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Brown and the Rev. Robert Watkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice Care Corporation, P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26250 or Mount Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 164, Beverly, W.Va. 26253. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Gale Pingley.  From 6 Dec 2004.

Frances L. Pingley
Frances Louise Pingley, 70, a resident of Kennesaw, Ga., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Frances Louise.  From 8 Dec 2004.

Frances L. Pingley
Frances Louise Pingley, 70, a resident of Kennesaw, Ga., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 6, 2004.
She was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Beverly, a daughter of the late Floyd and Mae Weese Nelan.
On Feb. 15, 1954, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was married to Roy D. Pingley, who survives in Georgia.
Also surviving are two sons, Roy D. Pingley Jr. and wife, Judy, of Atlanta, Ga., and Don E. Pingley and wife, Betty, of Canton, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Stacy (Mary) Adams of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; one brother, Pete Nelan and wife, Barbara, of Beverly; one sister, Jean Smith of Smithfield, Ohio; six grandchildren, Scott, Kristy, David, Dawn, Jennifer and Donnie; and six great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Garry Pingley and Bob Riggleman.
Mrs. Pingley was a homemaker.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery near Beverly. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Frances Louise Pingley.  From 9 Dec 2004. 

Reva F. Pingley
Reva Fern Pingley, 84, a lifelong resident of the Norton Community, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at 3:50 p.m., in Swisher’s Personal Care where she had been a resident since February. She had been in failing health for the past year.
Born June 19, 1920 at Norton, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Violet Ward Stevenson.
On Feb. 20, 1937 at Elkins, she was united in marriage by the late Rev. C. Afton Linger to Harvey Ray Pingley who preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1980.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Linda Judy and husband, Robert, of Petersburg; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles “Jake” Pingley and wife, Maria, of Elkins, Willard Pingley and wife, Doris, of Greenbank and Ronald Pingley and wife, Janie, of Beverly; one sister, Wanda Straley of Norton; one brother, Richard Stevenson of Norton; seven grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Vanessa Carr; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Juanita Phillips; and a host of friends.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were three sisters, Helen Strutz, Diane McMillen and Geraldine Koontz and two brothers, Charles and Robert Stevenson.
She was employed at the Memorial General Hospital in housekeeping for 18 years before retiring. She was one of the oldest members of the Norton Community Church having been a member for 65 years, and had formerly served as treasurer. She loved going to church and she loved her family. She will always be in the hearts of her family and friends.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel today after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ralph Summerfield and the Rev. Bernard Teter, pastors of the Norton Community Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Elkins Memorial Gardens (formerly the IOOF Cemetery) at Elkins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Swisher’s Personal Care on Diamond Street in Elkins Hospice Care. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Reva Fern Pingley.  From 13 Dec 2004.

Ken Hawkins Plum
Ken O. “Hawkeye” Hawkins Plum, 67, a resident of 62 Pleasant Ave., Elkins, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. He had been in failing health for several years, however, his death was sudden and unexpected.
Born Dec. 1, 1936, in Parsons, he was the only son of William and Margaret Thomas Plum.
He was united in marriage to the former Rosetta Hedrick, who survives on Pleasant Avenue.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven daughters, Beverly Johnson and husband, George, of Harman, Yvette April Durking and husband, Kevin, of Beverly, Maggie Hawkins and Charlene Hawkins, both at home, Samantha and Melanie Plum, both of Pennsylvania, and Candy Plum Montoya of Kansas, Mich.; seven sons, Matthew Pennington, Buddy Pennington and fiancee, Danielle, all of Elkins, Christopher Hawkins, at home, William L. Plum of Kansas, Mich., Kerry Plum and Donny Plum, both of Carbon, Texas, and Larry Plum of Springfield, Mich.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren including Jessica Johnson, George Johnson Jr., Dee Dee Johnson and Austin and Jonathon Durking; four great-grandchildren; one aunt, Mabel Plum of Belington; several nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was one daughter, Amanda.
Hawkeye was employed by Bob Irwin’s Auto Body as an auto body painter. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved football and NASCAR. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt. He especially loved spending time with his family.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 7 p.m. today. Pastor Terry Cannon of the Believer’s Fellowship will hold a memorial service this evening. After the visitation, at the request of the deceased, the remains will be taken for cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested that donations be made to Rosetta Hawkins, 62 Pleasant Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ken O. “Hawkeye” Hawkins Plum.  From 14 Sep 2004 [see also Ken Plum Hawkins, 13 Sep 2004]..

Nell Pnakovich
Nell Rhoads Brooks Pnakovich, 93, a resident of 217 Elm St., Elkins, departed this life Friday morning, March 26, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital following a two-week illness.
She was born Thursday, Dec. 15, 1910, at Wildale, Pocahontas County, the daughter of the late Sam Rhoads and Jenny Graham Rhoads.
She was twice married, first to Ilo “Luke” Brooks, who preceded her in death during 1938; second to Michael E. Pnakovich, who preceded her in death April 7, 1988.
Surviving are five daughters, Eva Mae Brooks Sterling and husband, Ed, of Canton, Ohio, Mary Louise Brooks See of Valley Head, Doris June Brooks Faulring and husband, Dick, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Phyllis Ann Pnakovich Brownlee of Clinton, Md., and Paula Sue Pnakovich Staud and husband, Tom, of Elkins; one son, Donald Edward Brooks of Fort Worth, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husbands were one grandchild.
She was a member of the Saint Brendan Catholic Church and the Holy Rosary Guild.
Nell was well known for her culinary skills as a former cook at the Faraway Hills Country Inn at Beverly, the Elks Country Club and the Elkins Motor Lodge.
The family will receive friends at the Saint Brendan Catholic Church on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. at the church, the Rev. Fr. William Anderson will recite a prayer service. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Fr. William Anderson will be the presider and interment will follow at the Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Saint Brendan Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 2205, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Nell Rhoads Brooks Pnakovich. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Mar 2004.

Eva Lillian Poe
Eva Lillian Poe, 86, of Lower Hacker Creek Road, Philippi, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, in United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. She had been in declining health but her death was unexpected.
She was born March 14, 1918, near Thornton, Taylor County, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Adams Dalton.
On June 19, 1940, she was married to Ersel Poe, who preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1980.
Survivors include one niece who was raised as a daughter by Mr. and Mrs. Poe; Tona Regina Johnson, with whom she made her home; four brothers, William Dalton Jr., Robert Dalton and Clyde Dalton, all of Grafton, and Bernard Dalton of Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Norma Lee Jackson of Philippi and Dorothy Mayle of Canton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bryden Henry Dalton and Johnny Dalton; and by three sisters, Lou Vada Callahan, Mabel Morgan and Genevieve Cox.
Mrs. Poe was a homemaker who during World War II worked in an aircraft plant in Ohio. She later worked as a housekeeper in the Town & Country Motel in Warren, Ohio, and in the cafeteria in the Packard Electric Plant.
She was Pentecostal by faith.
Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, when funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Winfield Mayle officiating. Interment will follow in the Knottsville Cemetery. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.    From 15 Jul 2004.

Eli Poling
Eli Poling, 89, of the Jerusalem community near Mill Creek, passed away at 6:52 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at his residence. He had been in his usual health, however, death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born Aug. 25, 1914, at Long Run near Cassity, the son of the late Arthur and Myra Ann Shreve Poling.
On March 20, 1937, he was united in marriage to Catherine Virginia Skinner, who survives.
A more complete obituary will be announced Thursday. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 11 Feb 2004.

Eli Poling
Eli Poling, 89, a resident of the Jerusalem community near Mill Creek, passed away at 6:52 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at his residence. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
Born Aug. 25, 1914, at Long Run near Cassity, he was the son of the late Arthur and Myra Ann Shreve Poling.
On March 20, 1937, he was united in marriage to the former Catherine Virginia Skinner, who survives at the Jerusalem community. In March of this year they would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
Besides his wife, Eli is survived by three daughters, Ruth Ann Fincham and husband, Paul, of Mill Creek, Patricia Sue “Patty” Tenney and husband, Robert, of Niles, Ohio, and Ihonalee Croston and husband, James, of Mill Creek; one son, Roger W. Poling, who made his home with his parents; two sisters, Estella McCray of Baltimore, Md., and Eva Evans and husband, Bob, of South Carolina; and one brother, the Rev. Newton Poling of Baxter.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were two sisters, Ruth Gear and Mable Riffle; and four brothers, Loman, Paul, Charlie and Jimmy Poling.
Eli was a former coal miner employed by Hickory Lick. He retired in 1979 from Valley Supply Co. where he had been employed for 25 years and his duties included doing various jobs, such as driving a truck and wrapping.
He loved attending auctions and going on long car rides. Eli’s biggest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
He was a member of the Jerusalem United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home after 6 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Verl Simmons, pastor of the Mill Creek United Methodist Charge, and the Rev. Newton Poling, brother of Eli, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Jerusalem Cemetery on the Adolph Road. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Eli Poling.  From 12 Feb 2004.

Maureen F. Poling
Maureen Faye Sturms Poling, 71, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to lung cancer.
She was born Oct. 10, 1933, at St. George, a daughter of the late Linnie Myers Sturms.
On Jan. 30, 1953, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Dorsey Leonard Poling, who preceded her in death April 1981.
Surviving are one son, Danny Poling and wife, Martha, of Parsons; two daughters, Judy Blake and husband, Ron, of Elkins and Connie Castle and husband, Ron, of Eularosa, N.M.; one sister, Lena Kisamore of Parsons; six grandchildren, September, Christopher, Cortney, Matt, Rachel and Joshua; and two great-grandchildren, Ashtin and Levi.
Preceding her in death are three brothers, Warren Sturms, Junior Sturms and Robert Sturms; and two sister, Helen Edbert and Anna Lou Winn.
She attended the schools of Tucker County, was a homemaker and attended the First United Methodist Church.
A family celebration of life will be celebrated at the First Baptist Church of Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Maureen Faye Sturms Poling. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 20 Dec 2004.

Patricia Poling
Patricia Poling, 61, a resident of St. George, where she made her home with her son and daughter in law, Tim and Kathy Poling, departed this life Thursday, June 17, 2004, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons for Patricia Poling. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Jun 2004.

Patricia Poling
Patricia Ann Small Poling, 61, a resident of Route 2, Saint George, where she made her home with her son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Kathy Poling, departed this life Thursday morning, June 17, 2004, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
She was born Tuesday March 16, 1943, at Frostburg, Md., the daughter of the late William Michael Small and Zelda Marie Roy Small.
On June 3, 1962, she was married to Gerald H. Poling, who preceded her in death May 24, 1993.
They had celebrated 29 years of marriage.
Surviving are one son, Tim W. Poling and wife, Kathy, of Saint George; one daughter, Brenda Sue Browning of Hendricks; one brother, Mike Small and wife, Latrella, of Davis; three sisters, Delores Leavell and husband, Jim, of Pensacola, Fla., Donna Mason and husband, Frank, of Parsons, and Linda Gribble of Hambleton; and five grandchildren, Cynthia, William, and Cristy Nestor, all of Hendricks, and Shelley and T.J. Poling. both of Saint George.
She attended Hamrick School and Parsons High School where she graduated with the class of 1962. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hambleton United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow at the Pifer Mountain Cemetery at Saint George. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Patricia Ann Small Poling.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Jun 2004.

Robert Poling
Robert Harry Poling, 74, of Shiloh Community, Route 1, Moatsville, died Friday morning, March 5, 2004, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born July 11, 1929, at Grafton, a son of the late Rev. Henry O. and Beatrice Rose Coffman Poling.
On Dec. 2, 1951, at Tunnleton, he married the former Ellen Susan Nestor, who survives at Shiloh Community.
Also surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Sue and Jerry Mallow of Upper Tract, Debra Cheryl and Lance Daugherty of Moatsville, and Connie Jewel and Steve Rinker of Grafton; two sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Larry Robert and Janet Poling of Moatsville and Roger Alan and Andrea Poling of Keyser; three sisters, Betty Lew Flory of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Catherine E. Poling of Moatsville and Henrietta J. Ball of Irmo, S.C.; one brother, Joseph H. Poling of Grafton; eight grandchildren, Michael and Robert Mallow of Upper Tract, Scot and Aaron Daugherty of Moatsville, Benjamin and Jessica Poling of Moatsville and Jon and Wesley Rinker of Grafton; and two great-grandchildren, Ireland Ann Daugherty and Gracie Jean Daugherty.
He was also preceded in death by one grandson.
Mr. Poling was a farmer and a retired engineer for CSX Transportation. He was a member of the United Transportation Union. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the 724th Transporation Battalion. He was a member of the Shiloh Church of the Brethren, where he was a lifetime deacon. Mr. Poling was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed tending his orchard, grape arbor and vegetable garden.
Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until noon Sunday, when Mr. Poling will be moved to the Shiloh Church of the Brethren, where friends may call from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., when funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Matthews. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery wih American Legion Post 44 making the presentation of the American flag. The family requests memorials in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 38, Philippi, W.Va., 26416; the Shiloh Church of the Brethren, Route 1, Box 284, Moatsville, W.Va., 26405; or the American Cancer Society.
Stemple and Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 6 Mar 2004.

Ruth Poling
Ruth Lee Daft Poling, 89, a well-known educator of Randolph County and a resident of 464 Central St., Elkins, departed this life Wednesday evening, March 3, 2004, at Colonial Place. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Ruth Lee Daft Poling. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 4 Mar 2004.

Ruth Lee Daft Poling
Ruth Lee Daft Poling, 88, a well-known educator of Randolph County and a resident of 464 Central St., Elkins, departed this life Wednesday evening, March 3, 2004, at Colonial Place. She had been in declining health for the past three years.
She was born Saturday, May 29, 1915, at Elkins, the daughter of the late Jacob Loring Daft and Mittie Vanscoy Daft.
On Dec. 24, 1940, at the Israel United Methodist Church at Kerens, she was married to the former Allen Clare “A.C.” Poling, who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1993.
Surviving are one daughter Roberta Lynn Poling Hershey and son-in-law, Ronald Wayne Hershey I, of Baltimore, Md.; one granddaughter, Rhonda Lynn Hershey, and one grandson, Ronald Wayne Hershey II, both of Baltimore, Md.; one niece, Charlene Johnson Tuzzolo; and one cousin, Winifred Tacy.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were her twin brother, Robert Lewis Daft, in 1986.
Mrs. Poling was a graduate of East Fairmont High School with the class of 1933. She completed undergraduate studies at Fairmont Normal School. She received her master’s degree in education from West Virginia University.
An elementary school teacher, Mrs. Poling taught in the Marion County and Randolph County schools including Homestead, Central and Midland elementary schools, and retired in 1977.
The Polings moved to Dailey in 1946 and to their Central Street home in 1956.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Elkins, where she was a member of the N.I. Hall Gleaners Sunday School class and the United Methodist Women’s Circle No. 2.
She was a past worthy matron of the Randolph Chapter No. 74 Order of the Eastern Star and past president of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Phi Chapter. She was also a member of the Randolph County Retired School Employees and the Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
She was a noted cook, always cared for others and loved flowers.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home, the Randolph Chapter No. 74 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct ritualistic services. On Saturday morning, Mrs. Poling will be moved to the First United Methodist Church, where final rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate and interment will follow at the Israel Cemetery at Kerens. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ruth Lee Daft Poling. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 5 Mar 2004.

Ruth Lee Daft Poling
This morning, Mrs. Poling will be moved to the First United Methodist Church, where final rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate and interment will follow at the Israel Cemetery at Kerens. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ruth Lee Daft Poling. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 6 Mar 2004.

Thomas E. Poling
Thomas E. "Tommy" Poling, 78, a resident of 502 Maple Ave., Philippi, passed away at noon Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 12, 1925, in Philippi, the son of the late Tom D. and Nellie Bryan Poling.
He was twice married, first to the former Betty J. Nutter, who preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 1985, and second to the former Wilma Shirley Nutter, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Myra C. Hansford of 7 Summit Drive, Philippi, and Denise C. Ashbaker of Route 1, Lumberport; one sister, Eloise Wilson of Philippi; one brother and sister-in-law, James "Bruz" Poling and wife, Alice June, of Wheeling; four grandchildren, Gene Spencer, Drew Spencer, Brad Spencer and Todd Hansford; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Price.
He was a coal miner and retired from Badger Coal Co.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and received a medical discharge.
He was a past member of Philippi City Council with 20 years of service and was a member and past chief of the Philippi Fire Department.
He helped form the Philippi Youth Center, was a parade marshal for the Barbour County Fair, and served as judge for the fire department during the Blue and Gray Reunion.
He was a member of the United Mine Workers District 31 and American Legion Post 44 of Philippi, and was a past member of the Philippi Lions Club.
He was a member of the Philippi Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 2 p.m. Thursday. He will be moved at 3 p.m. Friday at the Philippi Baptist Church to lie in state from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., the service hour. The Rev. Dr. Daniel Unger will officiate. Mr. Poling’s request for burial at sunset will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with American Legion Post 44 conducting military rites. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 7 Jan 2004.

Laura A. Polson
Laura A. Polson, 96, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, in Tampa, Fla.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Tam Polson, former vice president and dean of student affairs at Davis & Elkins College.
Laura spent her summers in Elkins for many years.
Memorial services will be in Pennsylvania and Florida.  From 9 Jan 2003.

Lewis W. Posey
Lewis W. Posey, 69, of Route 1, Box 37B, French Creek, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at the home of his sister, Daisy Lewis.
He was born April 20, 1935, in Linn, the son of the late Timothy Posey and Sylvia Riffle Posey Harris.
Surviving are two brothers, Thomas Riffle of Cleveland, Ohio, and Howard Posey of French Creek; and one sister, Daisy Lewis of Buckhannon.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene Posey, Lester Posey and Sam Posey.
He worked as an oil field worker for Hydrocarbon Well Service and was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jack Streets will officiate and interment will follow at Ten Mile Baptist Cemetery.  From 23 Jun 2004.

Clay Post
Clay Queen Post, 92, of Petersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
A memorial service will be in the spring at Main Street United Methodist Church. Schaeffer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 19 Jan 2004. 

Dessie S. Potts
Dessie Swecker Potts, 98, of Buckhannon and formerly of French Creek, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
She was born May 22, 1906, in Alton, the daughter of the late John A. and Lydia Frances Cutright Sharps.
She was twice married, first to Walter Kyle Swecker, who passed away on June 8, 1958; and second to Carney “Benny” Potts, who passed away Dec. 17, 1976.
Surviving are three sons, William Swecker and wife, Iris Mae, of Buckhannon, James Swecker and wife, Arline, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Robert Swecker and wife, Mary, of Akron, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and two stepdaughters, Betty Hughes and Jane Potts.
She was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.
She was a retired cook for the Upshur County Board of Education for Buckhannon-Upshur High School and French Creek Grade School.
She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge and the Aletha Chapter No. 82 Order of the Eastern Star of Rock Cave.
She was a member of French Creek United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Nancy Killingsworth and the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in French Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the French Creek United Methodist Church. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements for Dessie Swecker Potts.  From 22 Jul 2004.

Inez N. Pownell
Inez Nelda Pownell, 68, a resident of Middle River, Md., died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, in Franklin Square Hospital in Rosedale, Md.
She was born March 24, 1936, in Kerens, the daughter of the late Oscar Ray and Virginia May Snyder Kalar.
On April 10, 1955, in Kerens, she married Philip F. Pownell Sr., who resides in Middle River, Md.
Also surviving are one son, P. Frank Pownell Jr. of Street, Md.; one daughter, Teresa McKissack of Boiling Springs, Pa.; two sisters, Ellen Kramer of Kingmont, and Jean Wilmoth and husband, Martin, of Parsons; two brothers, Aaron Richard Kalar and wife, Roberta Mae, of Montrose and Ilee Kalar and wife, Cathy, of Elkins; and three grandchildren, Patrick, Courtney and Corey Pownell.
Preceding her in death were two sisters, Ada Louise Kalar and Inetta Snyder; and four brothers, Jimmy Junior, Ernest, Lester and Kenneth Kalar.
Inez attended the schools of Randolph County and received her GED from Baltimore County, Md. She was a member of Middle River Baptist Church.
Services were held Saturday at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home with interment at Holly Hill Cemetery in Middle River, Md.  From 9 Aug 2004.

Betty Prentiss
Betty June Taylor Prentiss, 80, a resident of 124 Sunset Drive, Elkins, departed this life early Saturday morning, July 3, 2004, at the Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown following a brief illness. She was born Wednesday, April 23, 1924, in Los Angeles, Calif., the daughter of the late Merritt Taylor and Elizabeth Ingstrom Taylor.
She had been previously married to David Mullennex, who preceded her in death in April 2004.
She was later married to James Prentiss, who preceded her in death in 1991.
Surviving are three daughters, Frances MacMillan and husband, Don, of Folsom, Calif., Linda Elza and husband, Doug, of Elkins, and Teresa Sarrio and husband, Bob, of Titusville, Fla.; one son, Gilbert Ramos of Lancaster, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Lisa Turner of Annapolis, Md., Tracy Ours of Stevensville, Md., Chris Mitchell Sacramento, Calif., Jared Elza of Elkins, Mia and Megan Sarrio of Titusville, Fla., Gary, Lisa, Brandy and Shelby Ramos, all of California; and several great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husbands was one daughter, Lucille Ours.
June attended the schools of Los Angeles, Calif., had worked as secretary for Harman High School, and was a member of the Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Randolph County Retired School Personnel, where she had served as former secretary.
She was a member of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church and was a very active member and past secretary of the Presbyterian Women’s Group.
Mrs. Prentiss’ request for cremation was honored. A memorial luncheon for the family and friends will be at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Friends are invited to celebrate her life from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Jackson and the Rev. Linda Roberts will officiate, and interment of the cremains will follow at a later date at the Armentrout-Mullennex Cemetery at Whitmer. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions in June’s honor to the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, 450 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Betty June Taylor Prentiss. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Jul 2004.

Betty J. Prentiss
Mrs. Prentiss’ request for cremation was honored. A memorial luncheon for the family and friends will be at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Friends are invited to celebrate her life from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home in Elkins. The Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Jackson and the Rev. Linda Roberts will officiate, and interment of the cremains will follow at a later date at the Armentrout-Mullennex Cemetery at Whitmer. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions in June’s honor to the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, 450 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Betty June Taylor Prentiss. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Jul 2004.

Betty June Prentiss
Mrs. Prentiss’ request for cremation was honored. A memorial luncheon for the family and friends will be at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. today. Friends are invited to celebrate her life from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home in Elkins. The Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Jackson and the Rev. Linda Roberts will officiate, and interment of the cremains will follow at a later date at the Armentrout-Mullennex Cemetery at Whitmer. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions in June’s honor to the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, 450 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Betty June Taylor Prentiss. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 7 Jul 2004.

Mary J. Presseau
Mary Jane Flint Presseau, 89, a former resident of Valley Bend and more recently a resident of Wayne, departed this life Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital at Huntington.
She was born Friday, Dec. 25, 1914, at Faulkner, the daughter of the late William B. Flint and Delphia Triplett Flint.
On July 1, 1939, at Ashland, Ky., she was married to Charles Auvil Presseau, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1997. They had celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Surviving are two nieces, Sarah Burfield and husband, Herbert, of Point Pleasant and Pilar Harrison of Wayne; and one sister-in-law, DeSales McNemar of Hillard, Ohio.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by four brothers, Hugh, Robert, William and Warren Flint; and four sisters, Elizabeth Harrison, Eliza, Josephine and Beatrice Flint.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert J. Klein will officiate with Larry Jones providing the eulogy. Interment of the cremains will follow at the Mill Creek Cemetery at Mill Creek. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 or to the charity of choice. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Jane Flint Presseau. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Jan 2004.

Mary Jane Presseau
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert J. Klein will officiate with Larry Jones providing the eulogy. Interment of the cremains will follow at the Mill Creek Cemetery at Mill Creek. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 or to the charity of choice. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Jane Flint Presseau.
www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 17 Jan 2004.

Analee Pritt
Analee Justine Rohr Pritt, 83, of Dailey, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at the home of her daughter in Canonsburg, Pa.
She was born in Randolph County on Aug. 19, 1921, the daughter of Albert Rudolf and Flemmie White Rohr.
She was a graduate of Elkins High School in 1939 and business college in Clarksburg.
Prior to retirement, she was employed as a secretary for Coastal Lumber Co. of Dailey and had previously worked for Allegheny Lumber Co. in Elkins.
Deceased are her husband, Warden J. Pritt; one daughter, Justine Arbogast; two grandchildren, Adam Justin Pritt and Analee Ruth Arbogast; and three brothers.
Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Herbach Cox of Canonsburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Robert Dale, Sarah and Rebekah Arbogast, Jill Washabaugh, H. Jefferson, Ben and Robert Cox II and Debbi Mauser; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. Memorial services will be in Canonsburg, Pa., on Oct. 10. memorials may go to the Greater Canonsburg Library Book Fund, E. Pike Street, Canonsburg, Pa. 15317. Arrangements are by the Sollon Funeral Home, Canonsburg, Pa., J. David Sollon, supervisor. Personal condolences may be given at www.sollon.com.  From 28 Sep 2004.

Bessie Pritt
Bessie Pritt, 83, a resident of Beverly and a patient in Nella’s Nursing Home, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2004, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Bessie Pritt.  From 26 Oct 2004.

Bessie M. Pritt
Bessie Marie Pritt, 83, a resident of Beverly, and a patient in Nella’s Nursing Home for the past month, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital emergency room.
She was born Jan. 25, 1921, at Beverly, a daughter of the late John and Hattie Adamson Kerns.
She was married to Donald Pritt, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by three sons, Donald R. “Dick” Pritt and wife, Rosemary, Monroe, Pa.; Dennis Pritt and wife, Sue, and Kenneth Pritt, all of Beverly; three daughters, Shirley Lawson, Woodstock, Va., Sharon Simmons and friend, Lewis Robertson, Waynesboro, Va., and Erma Wright and husband, Eddie, of Nokesville, Va.; two brothers, Preston Kerns, Montrose, and Charles Kerns of Rhode Island; one sister, Daisy Hawkins of Beverly; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Willard and James Kerns; one half brother, Edgar Kerns; four sisters, Elsie Paugh, Susan Ware, Opal Webley and Nellie Kleiss; one half sister, Tina Lambert; and a grandson, Bryn K. Pritt.
Mrs. Pritt was employed by Reidbord Brothers for many years and retired from Elkins Lumber Company. She was a Methodist by Faith.
Friends may call at Tomblyn Funeral Home today from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donald Fitzwater officiating. Interment will follow in the Beverly Cemetery. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Bessie Marie Pritt.  From 27 Oct 2004. 

Gladys Pritt
Gladys Pritt, 93, a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete are incomplete. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Gladys Pritt.  From 29 Jul 2004.

Gladys Pritt
Gladys Pritt, 94, a former resident of Huttonsville and a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center for the past seven years, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.
Mrs. Pritt was born on Feb. 19, 1910, the daughter of the late Elic and Flossie May Higgins.
She was united in marriage to Gerald Pritt, who preceded her in death in 1988.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her only daughter, Bonnie J. Pritt Shrader, who passed away on March 10, 2002; one granddaughter, Sandra Salisbury Shrader; one sister, Orphia Pudder; and two brothers, Buss and Arthur Higgins. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are eight grandchildren, Mrs. Jeff (Kristie) Weese, Steve Shrader and wife, Candy, and Greg Shrader, all of Huttonsville, Kevin Shrader of Valley Bend, Mrs. Danny (Brenda) Simmons of Elkins, Mrs. Jeff (Valinda) Gladwell of Valley Bend, and Ricky Shrader and wife, Shannon, of East Dailey; 22 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Gladys will remain with her grandchildren in their hearts and minds as part of their fond memories forever.
Graveside services will be conducted at the Brick Church Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Frank Long, pastor of Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church, officiating. Interment will follow. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Gladys Pritt.  From 30 Jul 2004. 

Helen Proudfoot
Helen Catherine Alkire Proudfoot, 84, a resident of Proudfoot-Williams Road, Belington, passed away Friday morning, Aug. 13, 2004, at her home.
She was born Nov. 3, 1919, at Temple, Okla., the daughter of the late Homer C. Alkire and the late Louise Danielson Alkire Ramsey.
On Nov. 4, 1937 in Oakland, Md., she was married to William Delmont Proudfoot, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1991. Surviving are one son, William Dale Proudfoot of the Proudfoot-Williams Road, Belington; five daughters, Patricia Kelly of Salem, Va., Billie Louise Wolf of Pompano Beach, Fla., Sandra Beth White of the Proudfoot-Williams Road, Belington, Jama Lark Stover of Buckhannon and Helen Star Tresize of Nutter Fort. One brother, Dennis Ramsey of Elkins; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.
Also preceding her in death was a brother, Charles Edward Ramsey.
Mrs. Proudfoot was a Catholic by faith.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 35 Franklin St., Buckhannon. The Rev. Fr. James McCafferty will be the presider. Interment will follow in the Proudfoot Family Cemetery. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Helen Catherine Alkire Proudfoot.  From 16 Aug 2004.

Ida Lou Proudfoot
Ida Lou Proudfoot, 74, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel.  From 19 Jul 2004.

Ida Proudfoot
Ida Lou Combs Proudfoot, 74, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born Feb. 12, 1930, in French Creek, the daughter of the late Guy Cully and Veda Floe Westfall Combs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings J. Proudfoot.
She is survived by one brother, Charles Combs; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Lynn Proudfoot; and three brothers, Robert Combs, Thomas Combs and Darl Combs.
Mrs. Proudfoot was a former employee at the Adrian Buckhannon Bank and Central National Bank. She worked for C&P Telephone Co. and also the State Road.
Mrs. Proudfoot was a former manager of Baughman Towers in Philippi and was a former employee of West Virginia Wesleyan College in the administrative offices.
She was the manager at Cambridge Heights Apartment of Buckhannon.
She was a member of the board of directors of the University of Hard Knocks at Alderson-Broaddus College.
She was a member of the Auxiliary of Barbour County American Legion Post No. 44.
She attended the Philippi United Methodist Church and the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon.
She was a member of the Twin Lakes Campground Family. She enjoyed the outdoors and traveling with her friends.
Friends will be received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Interment will follow in the Heavner Cemetery. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 20 Jul 2004.

Patricia Proudfoot
Patricia Lee Adkins Proudfoot, 72, a resident of Route 1, Belington, departed this life at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown after a period of declining health.
She was born April 19, 1932, in Pickaway County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Emanuel E. and Florence Sampson Adkins.
On Sept. 22, 1951, in Akron, Ohio, she was united in marriage to Ervin Neil Proudfoot, who survives at their home on Route 1.
She is also survived by two daughters, Jennifer Proudfoot of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Janice Proudfoot Shriber and husband, Brian, of Wooster, Ohio; two sons, Michael Proudfoot and wife, Cynthia, of Akron, Ohio, and Wayne Proudfoot and wife, Sharon, of Canton, Ohio; one sister, Phyllis Thornhill of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; and two brothers, Warren Adkins of Akron, Ohio, and Wendell Adkins of Stow, Ohio.
Also surviving are her grandchildren, Kelli Proudfoot, Amanda Shriber, Benjamin Proudfoot, Andrew Shriber, Brittney Proudfoot, Amy Shriber and Brandon Proudfoot.
Mrs. Proudfoot was a 1949 graduate of Central High School in Akron and then worked at Jennings Junior High School.
After her children were grown, she attended and graduated from the University of Akron where she received a degree in library science. After becoming a certified library aide she was employed in the Tallmadge, Ohio, public schools for many years.
After moving to Belington with her husband in 1989, she became a member of the Belington Asbury United Methodist Church. While attending church there she became a choir member and was very active in all church activities, especially in helping in the ladies’ group preparing meals and dinners.
She was a member of the Belington Kiwanis Club and worked diligently in fund-raisers to help the club.
She was known as an avid gardener and loved to work in her flower gardens and find new cookie recipes and bake them. She was creative in all she did and was recognized by many to be able to make the ordinary very special.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and took great strides to touch each of her family members’ lives. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, she will be moved to the Asbury United Methodist Church, where friends may call from noon until 2 p.m., when services will be conducted from the church. The Rev. Arden Beck and the Rev. Rose “Jo” McCartney will officiate. At the request of the family, the casket will remain closed. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the United Methodist Women’s Kitchen Fund, in care of Asbury United Methodist Church, Belington, W.Va. 26250. Services and interment will be scheduled for next week in Tallmadge, Ohio, however, the arrangements are incomplete at this time.  From 2 Jun 2004.

Patricia Proudfoot
Patricia Lee Adkins Proudfoot, 72, a resident of Route 1, Belington, departed this life 7:35 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2004, at the Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown after a period of declining health.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. On Saturday, she will be moved to the Asbury United Methodist Church where friends may call from noon until 2 p.m., when services will be conducted from the church with the Rev. Arden Beck and the Rev. Rose “Jo” McCartney officiating. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the United Methodist Women’s Kitchen Fund, in care of Asbury United Methodist Church in Belington, W.Va. 26250. Next week Mrs. Proudfoot will be moved to the Newcommer-Farley Funeral Home in Akron, Ohio, where friends may call from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 11. A brief service will be conducted from the Newcommer-Farley Funeral Home at 3 p.m. and a graveside service and interment will follow in the Tallmadge Cemetery at Tallmadge, Ohio.  From 4 Jun 2004.

Andy Pudder
Andy Pudder, 41, of Apollo, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at his home.
He was born April 30, 1963, in Elkins.
He is survived by three children, Jenna, Candace and Andy Jr. of Pennsylvania; three brothers, Randy and Ruth Pudder of Pennsylvania, Junior and Diane Pudder of West Virginia and Arnold and Wanda Pudder of West Virginia; six sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Luetta) Johnston of Wisconsin, Catherine Midthun of Wisconsin, Mrs. Grant (Darlene) McCune Jr. of West Virginia, Mrs. Jerry (Nancy) Barnickle of West Virginia and Linda Huser of West Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Edna Pudder; and one brother, Delmus Pudder.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville officiated by the Rev. Keith Miller.  From 10 Aug 2004.

Robert J. Pudder
Robert J. Pudder, 81, of HC 32, Box 15B, Cleveland, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Charleston Area Medical Center.
He was born June 21, 1923, in Webster County, the son of the late William Pudder and Susan Cowger Pudder.
On Aug. 26, 1946, he was married to Flossie Grace Barbe Pudder, who preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1997.
Surviving are one son, Gary Lee Pudder of Kanawha Head; two daughters, Kay Hastings and husband, Donald, of Greenville, S.C., and Debby Schoolcraft and husband, Jeff, of Cleveland; three sisters, Vertie Anderson of Cleveland, and Mae Pudder and Dorsey Pudder, both of Hacker Valley; three grandsons, Aubrey Pudder of Winchester, Va., Todd Schoolcraft of Cleveland, and Eric Hastings of Greenville, S.C.; three granddaughters, Dawnetta Hastings of Greenville, S.C., Chasity Bender of Buckhannon and Chrystal Williamson of Ft. Belvior, Va.; two great-grandsons, David Hastings of Greenville, S.C., and Trevor Bender of Buckhannon; and two great-granddaughters, Taylor Williamson of Ft. Belvoir, Va., and Emma Bender of Buckhannon.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Pudder.
He was a self-employed timberman and served in the 101st Airborne during World War II.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. On Thursday, he will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, at Jerry’s Run United Methodist Church. The Rev. Don Dugas will officiate and interment will follow in the Barbe Cemetery at Hacker Valley.  From 21 Jul 2004.

Frantz Pugh
Frantz Pugh, 85, a resident of 110 15th St., Elkins, passed away Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2004, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Frantz Pugh.  From 27 Sep 2004.

Frantz P. Pugh
Frantz Pershing Pugh, 85, of Elkins, a lifetime active volunteer and local businessman, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at his residence after a period of declining health.
Mr. Pugh was born Dec. 25, 1918, in Green Bank.
He moved to Elkins in 1941 and worked as a lineman for the Monongahela Power Co. for more than 32 years. He subsequently enjoyed more than 10 years with IBEW Local 596 as a journeyman electrician.
Over the years, Mr. Pugh was committed to small businesses with long-term efforts involving a floor sanding business and antique shops. The floor sanding business remains in the family today.
Mr. Pugh was well-known and universally respected for his many years of volunteer work in the community. He was a past president of the Lions Club, a charter member of the Izaak Walton League and a dedicated volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America for more than 19 years, supporting that organization in numerous positions, including neighborhood commissioner. The Boy Scouts honored him in 1959 with their Order of Merit. He was also formally recognized by the YMCA for his many contributions.
Among Mr. Pugh’s better-known contributions to the community was his total involvement in several major restoration projects on the Davis & Elkins College campus. His efforts were recognized in 1990 when the college named him their Volunteer of the Year and designated him their heritage buildings restorationist and conserver of the fabric as a result of the restoration effort in reclaiming the Halliehurst mansion and its gatehouse on campus.
Mr. Pugh was a member of the First United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening.
He was the son of the late Hoxie and Kosa Pugh of Green Bank. He was preceded in death by brothers Thornton and Charles.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eva McLaughlin Pugh; one daughter, Rebecca Sanders of Elkins; and four sons, Randolph and Bradford of Elkins, Michael of Southern Shores, N.C., and Robert of Silver Spring, Md.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Casey, Alexa and Ryan Sanders, Cody Pugh, Angie and Lori Chabut and Christy Phillips, all of Elkins, Richard Pugh of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Shelly Lofland and Michael Pugh, both of Frederick, Md.
Also surviving are six great-grandchildren, Carleigh and Brynna Phillips, Morganne, Ryanne and Peyton Lofland and Matthew Pugh.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church on Kerens Avenue in Elkins. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241, or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. The Tomblyn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Frantz Pershing Pugh.  From 28 Sep 2004.

Olga H. Purkey
Olga H. Purkey, 82, a resident of Galloway, passed away Friday, May 14, 2004, at the residence of her son, Arnett E.”Buck” Purkey Sr., in Belpre, Ohio.
She was born July 30, 1921, in Galloway, the daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Semenec Honce.
She was united in marriage to Emmett Arnett Purkey, who preceded her in death in 1965.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Arnett E. “Buck” Purkey Sr. and wife, Beth H., of Belpre, Ohio; one sister, Margie Moats of Galloway; three grandchildren, Chris Ann Pribble, Tia Lynn Worstell and Earl Dee Worstell; and five great-grandchildren, Eric Worstell, Emily Worstell, Megan Pribble, Brittany Pribble and Zachary Pribble.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Honce; and two sisters, Helen Cook and Agnes Honce.
Mrs. Purkey was a mail carrier in Philippi and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1986.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Fr. Damian Drass as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 17 May 2004.

Roy E. Pyle
Roy Elwood Pyle, 62, a resident of 5 Oakwood St. Buckhannon, died on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
Mr. Pyle was born on Feb. 23, 1942 in Gleason W.Va., the son of Annie Yuhaez Pyle and the late Homer Pyle.
Roy Pyle was united in marriage to Darlene J. Woodworth, who survives, on July 16, 1966.
Also surviving besides his mother and wife are two children, Matthew Pyle and wife, Jamie of Petersburg and Robin Pyle of Charleston; two sisters, Mary Helmick and Ann Morgan, both of Webster Springs; two brothers, Mike Pyle of Bloomingross and Gary Pyle of Webster Springs; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Mr. Pyle was a soil scientist for the United States Department of Agriculture as well as a member of West Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists, an Earth Team Volunteer and was nominated for the 2004 State Volunteer Award.
He served in the U.S. Army in the military police and was active during the Berlin Crisis.
Memorial services for Mr. Roy Elwood Pyle will be held Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will be held on Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. at Potomac Memorial Gardens. The Rev. John Harris will conduct the services. Burial will be at Potomac Memorial Garden in Keyser. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the WVAPSS Smithsonian Fund in care of 14 Meadowlark Lane, Fairmont, W.Va. 26554.  From 4 Dec 2004. 

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