2004 obits:S

2004 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries: S

Frank Salisbury Sr.
Frank Wilson Salisbury Sr., 79, a resident of Monterville, departed this life Saturday afternoon, July 24, 2004, at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Saturday, Jan. 24, 1925, at Blue Springs, Monterville, the son of the late Whitney C. Salisbury and Nettie J. Hight Salisbury.
On May 27, 1949, at Marlinton, he was married to Mary Cathryn Kelley who preceded him in death on January 30, 2003. They had celebrated 53 years of marriage.
Surviving are two sons, Frank W. Salisbury Jr. and his wife, Pattie, and Claybron J. Salisbury, all of Monterville; two daughters, Thelma Jane Carpenter and her husband, William, and Cathryn Louise Carpenter, and her husband, Stewart, all of Marlinton; one brother, Perry J. Salisbury of Monterville; four grandchildren, Danny, Bradley, and Brandy Jane Carpenter, and Sarah Jane Salisbury; and two great-grandchildren, Destiny Dawn Swecker, and Kailey Carpenter.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James Whitney Salisbury; one brother, Howard R. Salisbury; and one grandson, Tommy James Salisbury.
Frank attended the schools of Mud Lick, had been a coal miner and construction worker, was an avid gardener and outdoorsman, and had a great love for automobiles.
Friends will be received at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Frank will be moved to the Brady Gate Church where the family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Robert L. Baer will officiate and interment will follow at the Swecker Cemetery at Brady Gate. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Frank Wilson Salisbury Sr. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Jul 2004.

Frank Salisbury Sr.
Friends will be received at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today. On Wednesday, Frank will be moved to the Brady Gate Church where the family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Robert L. Baer will officiate and interment will follow at the Swecker Cemetery at Brady Gate. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Frank Wilson Salisbury Sr. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 27 Jul 2004.

John D. Samples
John Dayton Samples, 90, of Xenia, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Hospitality Home West in Xenia.
He was born March 18, 1913, in West Virginia, the son of the late A.W. Sample and Laura Smith Samples.
On June 1, 1946, he married Phyllis Pritt Samples, who survives.
Surviving are two sisters, Pearl Samples Hall of Cherverly, Md., and Ruth Karickoff and husband, Phillip, of Belington.
He was preceded in death by a baby brother.
He was a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 49 AF&AM, and was a past patron of Aldora Chapter 262 Order of the Eastern Star.
John loved bowling and gardening.
He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College and taught elementary school in the Upshur County school system. He volunteered for military service in 1942 and spent about 46 months in the African Campaign.
John retired from the Research and Development System at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in June 1973 after 30 years.
He also volunteered at Greene Memorial Hospital as a Meals on Wheels driver for over 20 years.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Donald Butcher will officiate and interment will follow in the Lee Cemetery at Kanawha Head. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, American Legion Post 7, and Chapters 5 and 36 of Disabled American Veterans will conduct military honors at the graveside.  From 4 Mar 2004.

Phyllis Samples
Phyllis Pritt Samples, 84, of Xenia, Ohio, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Hospitality Home East in Xenia.
She was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Earl Jackson and Dulcia Haymond Pritt.
She was married for 57 years to the late John Dayton Samples, who preceded her in death on March 2, 2004.
Surviving are three sisters, Lois Pritt Phillips, Garnett Phillips and husband, Calvin, and Lila Smith, all of Buckhannon; two sisters-in-law, Pearl Hall of Cheverly, Md., and Pauline Pritt of Aliquippa, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents were four brothers, Robert Pritt, Taylor Pritt, Charlie Pritt and Ralph Pritt, and a sister, Pattie Long.
Phyllis retired from Wright-Patterson Air Base in 1973, and later worked at Hospitality East and was a volunteer at Greene Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Aldora Chapter 272 Order of the Eastern Star.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc., where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in the Lee Cemetery in Kanawha Head.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Phyllis’ memory to the charity of your choice.  From 11 May 2004.

Virginia Samples
Virginia Lou Roberts Samples, 61, a resident of Valley Bend, departed this life Monday afternoon, July 19, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since late Saturday evening.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Virginia Lou Roberts Samples. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Jul 2004.

Virginia Samples
Virginia Lou Roberts Samples, 61, a resident of Valley Bend, went home to be with the Lord Monday afternoon, July 19, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since late Saturday evening.
She was born Saturday, Dec. 5, 1942, at Valley Bend, the daughter of the late Nela Mae Roberts.
On June 6, 1962, she was married to Ralph J. Samples, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Beth Leary and husband, Bobby, and Jennifer Kyle and husband, Chris, both of Valley Bend, and Karen Kiziah and husband, Mike, of Vale, N.C.; five grandchildren who called her “Mem,” Erik and Shane Leary, Amanda Kyle, and Tyler and Hannah Kiziah.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
She was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School with the class of 1962. She was a health-care worker for the elderly with Home Community Care, was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Chapel at Beverly.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Frank Long and the Rev. William L. Hopkins will officiate and interment will follow at the Mill Creek Cemetery at Mill Creek. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Virginia Lou Roberts Samples. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Jul 2004.

Stanley Sarap
Stanley Sarap, 72, of P.O. Box 97, Cabins, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at his home in Cabins.
The family will receive friends at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home in Weirton.  From 22 Oct 2004.

Geraldine Satterfield
Geraldine L. “Gerry” Satterfield, 78, of Fairmont, Rubin’s Run community, formerly of Colfax community, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born in Marion County on March, 23, 1926, the daughter of the late Lawrence Mundell and Ethel Villers Mundell Hawkins.
She was a loving and devoted wife, companion, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was fondly known as “Deen Deen” by her family and close friends.
Mrs. Satterfield attended Colfax United Methodist Church. She had worked as an assistant cook at the Colfax School. She was active in the East Fairmont High School class of 1944 reunion committee. She had also been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She enjoyed camping and fishing in West Virginia.
She is survived by her companion of the last 19 years, Emmitt Dobbins; two sons and daughters-in-law, Russell “Rusty” and Sharon Satterfield of Dry Fork, Ronald A. Satterfield of Colfax, Karen L. Beavan of Enterprise and Patricia Satterfield of Colfax; Mr. Dobbins’ children and spouse, Drema and Gary Lipscomb of Fairmont and Bradley Dobbins of Latrobe, Pa.; four grandchildren and spouses, Todd and Patty Satterfield of Colfax, Terri Satterfield of Falls Church, Va., Chad and Amber Satterfield of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Kelsey and David Kyer of Colfax; Mr. Dobbins’ grandchildren and spouses, Tina and Floyd Hardy of Wallace, Holly and Hobert Benson of Fairmont, Adam Dobbins of New York and Clinton Dobbins of Latrobe, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Austin Satterfield, Janson Satterfield, Kelsey Satterfield, Alex Satterfield, Levi Kyer, Ashley Benson and Justin Benson; a half sister and spouse, Linda Hawkins and Paul Seccuro of Coco, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Arthur Henry Hawkins; her husband, Russell “June” Fleming Satterfield, on May 8, 1983; two sisters, Colleen Robinson Wilson and Norma Jean Chicarelli; one brother, Lawrence Lee Mundell; and two half brothers, Dale Hawkins and Arthur Junior Hawkins.
Friends may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, on Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack O. Flint officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.  From 21 Oct 2004.

Ellen M. Saxman
Ellen “Brownie” Morrison Saxman, 76, of Ligonier, Pa., died peacefully Monday evening, Oct. 4, 2004.
She was born March 30, 1928, to the late Guy Morrison and Ellen Graves Morrison.
She was preceded in death by Marcus W. Saxman III, her loving husband of 48 years; and her sisters, Becky Townley, Jean Quick and Ruth Weidenbacher.
She is survived by her two sons, Marcus Christian Saxman and Michael Morrison Saxman. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Morrison.
Brownie attended the Dana Hall School and graduated from Bennett Junior College in 1947. She began her career in retail at the Kaufmans Department Store in Pittsburgh, Pa. There she rose to become the chief representative for Steuben Glass in Pittsburgh and served in this role until marrying her husband, Mark.
She then became involved in a number of volunteer and civic-minded organizations with a particular emphasis on the arts.
She was active with the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pa., and served as director of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) in Loretto, Pa. As a director of SAMA, she was instrumental in developing satellite museums in Johnstown, Hollidaysburg, Altoona and Ligonier. Her work with these museums reflected her lifelong love of art, aesthetic and the natural world.
She was an aficionado of folk art and whimsy and fostered a wildflower garden in the woods behind her home.
She also volunteered at the Little Shop at the Latrobe Area Hospital and was a member of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church as well as the Rolling Rock Club and the Duquesne Club.
Brownie will be remembered for the generosity and graciousness which she shared with her friends, colleagues and guests and for her warm smile and quick wit. Above all, her family will miss the steadfast love, care and devotion that she gave to them and to Mark during many years of marriage and during his extended illness at the end of his life.
Friends will be received at the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Pa., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Unity Chapel in Unity Township, Pa. Everyone please go directly to Unity Chapel. Private entombment will be in the family mausoleum in the Unity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ligonier Ambulance Service, 121 W. Second Ave., Latrobe, Pa. 15650 or to the Latrobe Presbyterian Church, 428 Main St., Latrobe, Pa. 15650.  From 7 Oct 2004.

Virginia M. Sayger
Virginia Mae Sayger, 105, formerly of Davis, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.
She was born June 7, 1899, in Bayard, the daughter of the late Enoch and Mary Jane Handlon Wise.
Surviving are one daughter, Janet Phillips of Springfield, Va.; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Sayger in 1979; one son, William “John” Sayger; one daughter, Elise M. Arnold; four brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Sayger was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be at Hinkle Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Gary Sayger officiating. Interment will follow in Davis Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 3 Sep 2004.

Ellis H. Sayre
Ellis H. Sayre, 72, of Route 1, French Creek, the Bethlehem community, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at his home.
He was born Feb. 26, 1931, at Holly Grove, the son of the late Clee O. and Orpha Woody Sayre.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Lea Gillum Sayre.
He is survived by two brothers, Oscar Sayre of Holly Grove and Troy Sayre of the Etna community. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Myrtle Lewis, Beatrice Carpenter, Lena Smallridge and Frances Hunt; and one brother, Dana Sayre.
Mr. Sayre was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He was a medic with the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C.
He was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. The Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and the French Creek Chapter 36 of Disabled American Veterans will conduct military honors at the cemetery.  From 27 Jan 2004.

Lilia E. Schilansky
Lilia Evelyn Schilansky, 103, of Thomas, passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home.
She was a lifelong resident of Thomas, living in the home where she was born on Oct. 6, 1900. Her parents were Barney and Sarah Schilansky, early settlers of Thomas. She was the last immediate survivor of her family and the oldest survivor of the earlier settlers of Thomas.
Miss Schilansky was a graduate of Thomas High School and was a graduate of West Virginia University and Davis & Elkins College. She taught in Tucker and Grant county elementary schools for more than 50 years.
Miss Schilansky served two terms as president of the Thomas Woman’s Club and was an active member of the Alpine Festival Committee. She was also a member of the Cottrill Opera House Restoration Committee.
Lilia took an active interest in the arts and crafts, and could look at an item and go home and make it. In her younger days, she was a very prolific oil painter.
She is survived by four nieces, Shirley Leshin of Milwaukee, Wis., Shirley Jean Franklin of Erie, Pa., Ellan Heit of Pearl River, N.Y., and Joan Bernstein of New York, N.Y.
She is also survived by great-nieces and great-nephews, Judy Dillon, David Rubenstein, James Rubenstein, Robert Rubenstein, Tom Rubenstein, Harry Rubenstein, Randall Leshin, Lawrence Leshin, Elizabeth Leshin, Leslie Franklin, Marilyn Franklin, Sharon Shavrick, Howard Franklin, Amy Heit, Becki Leitman, Laurie Lang, Suzan Tabor, Daniel and Lee Lebby; and several great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was very dear to all of her family.
A memorial service will be held in the spring as a celebration of her life.
Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 6 Feb 2004.

Ada M. Schuler
Ada M. Schuler, 97, a resident of Mabie, passed away Thursday evening, May 13, 2004, at her home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Ada M. Schuler.  From 14 May 2004.

Ada Schuler
Ada M. Schuler, 97, of Mabie, passed away Thursday evening, May 13, 2004, at her home.
She was born Sept. 17, 1906, at Cass, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Ann “Polly” Woolwine Fetty.
She was twice married. On June 21, 1920, she married Ballard Lee Snyder, who preceded her in death in 1954. She later married John George Schuler in Baltimore, Md. He preceded her in death in 1967.
Surviving are one son, Tucker L. Snyder of Garden Grove, Calif.; two daughters, E. Louise Larkin of Mabie and Versie Virginia Shamer of Montrose; 26 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren also survive.
Also preceding her in death were one son, Paul Snyder; a daughter, Dorothy Bolinder; two sisters, Versie Virginia Liedy and Roena Hamrick; a grandson, Tucker Snyder Jr.; and a great-granddaughter, Pamela Sue Hankins.
Mrs. Schuler was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Rowan Memorial Cemetery near Mabie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mrs. Schuler. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Ada M. Schuler.  From 15 May 2004.

Willa Score
Willa Grace Young Score, 79, of 3 College Ave., Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Union Hospital in Elkton, Md.
She was born Oct. 1, 1924, in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Festus Ralph “Booney” Young and Grace Lance Young.
Her husband, John Leroy Score, preceded her in death in 1994.
Surviving are one son, David Score of Palm Springs, Calif.; two daughters, Kristie Foster of Buckhannon and Patricia Score of Northeast, Md.; one sister, Roberta Thacker of French Creek; eight grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
She was a Welcome Wagon coordinator, an elder in the French Creek Presbyterian Church, past matron of Chapter 18 Order of the Eastern Star, past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, an active member and officer in the Upshur County Historical Society, St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, White Shrine and Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America.
She served 20 years as the director of the Upshur County Red Cross, Upshur County United Way and Buckhannon Welcome Wagon Ministries.
Friends will be received from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Revs. Dr. Charles Godwin, Billee Scott and Marvin Carr will officiate and interment will follow in French Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  From 26 Jan 2004.

Barbara Scott
Barbara Louise Taylor Scott, 63, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away at 9:24 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Davis Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Wednesday. She had been in failing health for the past several years.
Born Sept. 24, 1940, at Mill Creek, she was the daughter of the late Sterl “Nig” and Verna Louk Taylor.
On Aug. 6, 1960, she was united in marriage to Meredith Scott, who survives in Mill Creek.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Tammy Scott of Parsons, and one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Tonya Scott of Mill Creek. Also surviving are four sisters, Bonnie Arbogast and husband, Jerry, of Volga, Peggy Gibson and husband, Denny, of Dundalk, Md., Nancy Smith and husband, Tom, of Frenchville, Pa., and Rebecca Shobe and husband, Dave, of Enid, Okla.; and four brothers, Lester Lambert and wife, Joann, of Huttonsville, and Eugene Taylor and wife, Jean, Nick Taylor and Dayton Taylor and wife, Brenda, all of Mill Creek.
Five grandchildren also survive: Chad Scott, who spent the first 11 years of his life with his grandparents, and Ethan Scott, Amber Scott, Hannah Scott and Isaac Scott; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were two sisters, Geraldine and Evelyn Taylor.
Barbara attended the Pentecostal Church. She was a homemaker, loved reading and her favorite pasttime was yard sales. She loved cookouts and spending time with her family.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home on Sunday after 5 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Ralph Summerfield, pastor of the Blue Rock Union Mission Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hemlock. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Barbara Louise Taylor Scott. 304-613-2445.  From 21 Aug 2004.

Bessie Scott
Bessie L. Kimbrew Scott, 54, a resident of Salt Rock and formerly of Belington, departed this life 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in the Huntington-Cabell Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past seven months and death was attributed to cancer.
She was born Dec. 23, 1949, at Nestorville, the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Kimbrew Sr. and Freddie Grace Triplett, who survives at Philippi.
She was twice married, first, to James Armstrong who survives at Belington; second, on Dec. 21, 1981, at Belington to Victor Scott who preceded her in death on July 6, 1999.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by four daughters, Janie Muncy and Mary Merritt, both of Salt Rock, Lisa Jeffers of Cynthiana, Ky., and Pam Silcox of Belington; six brothers, Larry Stephen Summerfield, Clifton Riley Summerfield, Thomas Jefferson Kimbrew Jr., Archer Earl Kimbrew, Douglas Kelly Kimbrew and Bryan Curtis Kimbrew; two sisters, Linda Gail Epp and Virginia Faye Amick; a loving companion, Paul Adkins; 10 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her father and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Grant, Ricky Allen and Michael Scott Kimbrew.
Mrs. Scott attended the schools of Barbour County and was a homemaker. While living in Belington, she attended the Light of Christ Chapel.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and on Wednesday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour when services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor with the Rev. Jimmie E. Tallman officiating. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery in Belington. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Bessie L. Kimbrew Scott.   From 20 Jan 2004.

Franklin D. See
Franklin Delano See, 63, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 8:02 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at his residence. He had been in failing health for the past three months, however, death was unexpected.
Born Jan. 31, 1940, at Elkwater, he was the son of the late Dorse and Ruth Channell See.
He was twice married. His first wife, Jo Ellen Hewitt, preceded him in death on June 19, 1979. He then was formerly married to Ruth Ann Wolverton, who survives in Elkins.
Surviving are three daughters, Kimberly Barrick of Mill Creek, Debbie Wamsley of Valley Bend and Stephanie Warner and husband, Brent, of Bowden; two sons, Chris See and wife, Debbie, of Valley Bend and Franklin D. See Jr., at home; two sisters, Doris Wood of Mingo and Margaret “Peggy” Konitsney of Warren, Ohio; and three brothers, Darrell See and wife, Elise, of Elkwater, Neeley See of Elkwater and James See and wife, Cheryl of Pottstown, Pa.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, George See and Glen See.
Franklin was a graduate of the Tygarts Valley High School class of 1958. He had been disabled for quite some time, however, he worked at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in housekeeping before becoming disabled.
He was formerly employed at Labcraft, worked on dairy farms and was employed in Washington, D.C., driving for the D.C. Transit.
Franklin liked to cook, fish and attended auction sales all over the state.
He was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 7 p.m. today and on Tuesday until 11 a.m., at which time he will be moved to the See Cemetery where graveside services will be at 1 p.m. The Rev. Robert Baer, pastor of the Mingo Methodist Charge, will officiate and interment will follow in the See Cemetery at Elkwater. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Franklin Delano See.  From 12 Jan 2004.

Lewis E. See
Lewis E. See, 87, a resident of Serenity Care Nursing Home in Buckhannon, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 18, 2004.
He was born July 4, 1917, in Hannibal, Mo., the son of the late Frank Ely and Ida Lee Norman Toalson See.
He was married to Bettie J. Hinzman See of Elkins, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Patricia Cotterell and husband, Richard, of Albuquerque, N.M., Nancy Swecker and husband, Barrett, of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Margaret “Peggy” Rowold and husband, Edwin, of Chesterfield, Mo.; 10 stepchildren, Ed Hinzman of Charles Town, Ted Hinzman of Greenwood, S.C., Wilma Corley and Joan Sharp, both of Valley Head, Jean Kitzmiller and June Bell, both of Mill Creek, Jane Judd of Hickory, N.C., Harvey Hinzman and Fred Hinzman, both of Elkins, and Frank Hinzman of Valley Bend; seven grandchildren; 20 stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles J. See.
Mr. See enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1939 and served 22 years until his retirement as a commissioned warrant officer in the Civil Engineer Corps in October 1961. During his service his duties included operation and maintenance, surveying and laying out ponds for soil conservation and setting up ham radio stations for the Navy, a hobby he loved.
In 1964 he began employment at Washington University St. Louis, Mo., and retired as the superintendent of maintenance in 1977.
He then moved to Louisburg, Mo., where he raised horses and mules and competed in various shows. He enjoyed raising grapes he made into wine, tinkering with his Packard automobile and attending Navy reunions for the former aircraft carriers Ranger and Bennington on which he served. He also loved traveling with his wife.
Mr. See was a 33rd-degree Mason and a Christian.
At Mr. See’s request, his remains were cremated. Friends may call at the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tristan Tenney officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Central West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 4543, Star City, W.Va. 26504 or the American Indian Chamber of Commerce Memorial Fund, in care of the Bank of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 26148, Albuquerque, N.M. 87125 or the Serenity Care Home of Buckhannon, Route 6, Box 750, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lewis E. See.  From 22 Oct 2004.

Lewis E. See
At Mr. See’s request, his remains were cremated. Friends may call at the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tristan Tenney officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Central West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 4543, Star City, W.Va. 26504 or the American Indian Chamber of Commerce Memorial Fund, in care of the Bank of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 26148, Albuquerque, N.M. 87125 or the Serenity Care Home of Buckhannon, Route 6, Box 750, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lewis E. See.  From 23 Oct 2004.

Geraldine Seeders
Geraldine “Peggy” Seeders, 94, of Dawn View Manor, Ft. Ashby, formerly of Green Spring, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, in Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney.
She was born March 23, 1910, in Mill Creek, the daughter of the late Berl and Rose Herron.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Seeders; and her son, Jennings Kesner.
She was a housewife.
Survivors include one son, Harold “Buck” Hyson of Springfield; two daughters, Thelma Smith of Martinsburg and Marlene Hyson of Green Spring; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Shaffer-Warnick Funeral Home in Romney, where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Danny Dennison will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Glen Cemetery in Green Spring. Personal regards for Geraldine “Peggy” Seeders may be sent via e-mail to [email protected]  From 28 Jun 2004.

George A. Shaffer
George A. Shaffer, 67, of 6 Oakwood Drive, Buckhannon, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at his residence.
He was born June 1, 1937, in Catawba, the son of the late Gordon H. Shaffer and Lena L. "Mary" Kisner Shaffer.
On Feb. 13, 1971, he was married to Linda K. Dennison Shaffer, who survives.
Surviving are one son, Michael George Shaffer of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Victoria White of Fairmont and Christina Hull of Buckhannon; two sisters, Laverna Jane Toothman of Fairmont and Mary Rose Ellen White of Cleveland, Ohio; and one grandson, Zachary Hull of Buckhannon.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Lea Jones.
He was a supervisor for Penn Line Service Inc.
He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Franklin Lodge No. 7 AF & AM, and Upshur County Shrine Club.
Friends will be received from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Pastor Beryl McKisic will officiate and interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery.  From 13 Jul 2004.

John D. Shaffer
John Daily Shaffer, 74, a resident of the Mud Gut community near Belington, departed this life at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, in the United Hospital Center at Clarksburg. He had been in declining health for the past year and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born June 27, 1929 at Terra Alta, the son of the late Fred S. and Ruth Kirk Shaffer.
He was twice married, first in January 1948 to the former Helen Della Wilson, who survives in Laurel, Md. Second, on May 1, 2001, he was married to the former Loris R. Illi, who survives at their home near Belington.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Roger and wife, Sandy, of Laurel, Md., and David and wife, Susan, of Laurel, Md.; one daughter, Charlotte Diggs and husband, Larry, of Keedysville, Md.; and one daughter-in-law Debra Shaffer of Hagerstown, Md.
Also surviving are five brothers, Charles Shaffer of Fairmont, Brady Shaffer and wife, Edna, of Zephyrhills, Fla., Andrew Shaffer and wife, Nettie, of Okeechobee, Fla., Harold Shaffer and wife, Mary Jane, of Sebastian, Fla., and Benny Shaffer and wife, Kathleen, of Hendersonville, N.C.; and three sisters, Dorothy Mae Powell of Akron, Ohio, Freda Knapp and Carol McCall, both of Zephyrhills, Fla.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one son, Paul Shaffer; two sisters, Dolores Rosemary Kobeneck and Martha Alice Birch; one brother-in-law, Mike Birch; and one great-grandson, Nathan M. Colohan.
Before his retirement, Mr. Shaffer worked as a coal miner, operated a dairy company, had driven a taxi cab and was a mechanic.
He was a member of Silent Grove Church in Philippi.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. On Friday, Mr. Shaffer will be moved to the Donaldson Funeral Home in Laurel, Md., where funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday. The Rev. James Stemple Sr. and the Rev. James Stemple Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in the Meadowridge Cemetery at Elkridge, Md.  From 12 Feb 2004.

Katherine E. Shaffer
Katherine E. Shaffer, 86, a former resident of Diamond Street and a resident of 129 Easy St., Elkins, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at 10 a.m. at her residence. She had been in failing health for the past seven years.
Born May 17, 1918, at Elkins, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Deborah Kyle Hill.
On April 21, 1945, she was united in marriage to John C. Shaffer, who survives at 129 Easy St., Elkins. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in May 2005.
Mr. Shaffer was in the U.S. Army Air Force and was stationed in Gulfport, Miss. for two weeks when they were first married.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Margarett Shaffer, of Elkins; and a brother, Cecil Hill, and wife, Mary, of Elkins. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Shaffer was born and raised in Elkins, and was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1937. For the past 46 years, Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer had resided in California until they returned to Elkins two years ago, due to Katherine’s declining health.
Prior to their marriage, Mrs. Shaffer was employed by the former C&P Telephone Co. as evening shift operator in Elkins. She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.
At the request of the deceased there will be no visitation or funeral service. Graveside services will be today at Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins at 11 a.m. Pastor Joey Ridenour of Destiny Tabernacle of Praise will officiate. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be given to the charity of your choice in Katherine’s name.
The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Katherine E. Shaffer.  From 25 Oct 2004.

Oscar Shaffer
Oscar Hezekiah Shaffer, 95, of Maysville, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Eversole officiating. Interment will follow in South Branch Memorial Gardens.  From 19 Jun 2004. 

Glenwood L. Shahan
Glenwood Lloyd Shahan, 67, a resident of the Teter Creek Lake community near Belington, departed this life 3:08 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown resulting from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington.  From 11 Oct 2004.

Glenwood Shahan
Glenwood Lloyd “Cowboy” Shahan, 67, a resident of Route 1, Montrose, the Teter Creek Lake community, departed this life at 3:08 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown resulting from injuries sustained from an all-terrain vehicle accident on Saturday near his home.
Mr. Shahan was born Dec. 7, 1936, in Barbour County, the son of the late Homer and Eliza Etta Cross Shahan.
On May 2, 1963, at Oakland, Md., he was united in marriage to the former Ada Marie Stemple, who survives at their home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Tonda Marie Sullivan and husband, Danny D. Sullivan, and two grandsons, Dustin D. and Aaron G. Sullivan, all of Route 1, Montrose. Also surviving are eight brothers, L.E. Shahan, George Shahan and Charles “Bus” Shahan, all of Montrose, Perry Shahan of Valley Furnace, Leo Shahan of Massillon, Ohio, Sherwood Shahan of Philippi, and Boyd Shahan and Alfred Shahan, both of Belington; four sisters, Charlotte Summerfield of Hunter’s Fork Road, Gatha Isner of Elkins, Susan Boyce of Zebulon, N.C., and Judy Huffman of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Eleanor “Jean” Summerfield, Edith Louise Shahan and Cleo May Shahan; and one brother, Vernon Shahan.
Mr. Shahan attended the schools of Barbour County and was a Methodist by faith. He was a former truck driver and had worked in the construction of the Teter Creek Lake. Before becoming disabled he was employed for the North Central Community Action Head Start as a bus driver.
He was a avid country music fan and enjoyed talking on the CB. His favorite pastime was going to yard sales on weekends with his wife, spending quality time with his grandchildren, working crossword puzzles and watching television in the evening.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St. in Belington from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and on Wednesday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour when services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Poling officiating. Interment will follow in the Central Chapel Cemetery near Belington. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Glenwood Lloyd “Cowboy” Shahan.   From 12 Oct 2004.

John C. Shannon Sr.
John Claridon Shannon Sr., 72, a resident of Hollywood, Fla., departed this life Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at the home of his son at Manassas, Va. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Oct. 25, 1932, at Preston County, a son of the late Ethel Marie Shannon Stevens.
On May 11, 1951, at Oakland, Md., he was united in marriage to Evelyn Louise Shannon, who preceded him in death Jan. 4, 1998.
He is survived by one son, John C. Shannon Jr. and wife, Melody, of Manassas, Va.; one daughter, Shiela Marker and husband, Ron, of Parsons; two brothers, Eugene “Jeep” Stevens of Parsons and Lawrence “Darney” Stevens and wife, Jacqueline, of Holly Meadows; one sister, Delores McDonald and husband, Eddie, of Parsons; two grandchildren, Karen Burns and husband, Steve, of St. George and Shawn Maker of Parsons; and two great-grandchildren, Logan and Wesley Burns of St. George.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Diane Shannon.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1950. He was employed as a construction worker.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, Va. 22042. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for John Claridon Shannon. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Dec 2004. 

John C. Shannon Sr.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, Va. 22042. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for John Claridon Shannon. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 30 Dec 2004.

John C. Shannon Sr.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 501, Falls Church, Va. 22042. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for John Claridon Shannon. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Dec 2004.

Morris A. Shannon
Morris Allen Shannon, 61, a resident of Dailey, entered eternal rest at his home at Dailey on Wednesday morning surrounded by loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born March 2, 1943, in Valley Bend, a son of the late Hiram and Reva Kittle Shannon.
On July 19, 1969, in Mill Creek, he was married to Linda Jewel Coffman Shannon, who survives at Dailey.
Also surviving are a son, Justin Allen Shannon, at home; five brothers, Owen E. Shannon, Newton Falls, Ohio, Robert L. Shannon, Arnoldsburg, Harmon “Sonny” Shannon, Dailey, Kenneth Neil Shannon and Benjamin C. Shannon, both of Beverly; and two sisters, Marjorie Snelson, Moundsville, and Geneva Harris, Mill Creek.
Also preceding him in death were four sisters, Hallie Foster, Helen Arbogastm Velma Shannon and Ruby Swanson, and two brothers, Nelson Shannon and Charles Shannon.
Mr. Shannon was a graduate of Tygart Valley High School with the class of 1963 where he played basketball under Coach Weber. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was employed as a correctional officer at the Huttonsville Correctional Center prior to his retirement on Oct. 31, 1998. Mr. Shannon was a member of the National Rifle Association, was an avid sportsman and enjoyed the outdoors. He was affiliated with the Faith Baptist Chapel at Beverly.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville where the 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 Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520 in memory of Mr. Shannon. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Morris Allen Shannon.  From 13 May 2004.

Morris A. Shannon
Morris Allen Shannon, 61, a resident of Dailey, entered eternal rest at his home at Dailey on Wednesday morning surrounded by loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born March 2, 1943, in Valley Bend, a son of the late Hiram and Reva Kittle Shannon.
On July 19, 1969, in Mill Creek, he was married to Linda Jewel Coffman Shannon, who survives at Dailey.
Also surviving are a son, Justin Allen Shannon, at home; five brothers, Owen E. Shannon, Newton Falls, Ohio, Robert L. Shannon, Arnoldsburg, Harmon “Sonny” Shannon, Dailey, Kenneth Neil Shannon and Benjamin C. Shannon, both of Beverly; and two sisters, Marjorie Snelson, Moundsville, and Geneva Harris, Mill Creek.
Also preceding him in death were four sisters, Hallie Foster, Helen Arbogast, Velma Shannon and Ruby Swanson, and two brothers, Nelson Shannon and Charles Shannon.
Mr. Shannon was a graduate of Tygart Valley High School with the class of 1963 where he played basketball under Coach Weber. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was employed as a correctional officer at the Huttonsville Correctional Center prior to his retirement on Oct. 31, 1998. Mr. Shannon was a member of the National Rifle Association, was an avid sportsman and enjoyed the outdoors. He was affiliated with the Faith Baptist Chapel at Beverly.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville where the 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 Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520 in memory of Mr. Shannon. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Morris Allen Shannon.  From 14 May 2004.

Dortha L. Shaw
Dortha Louise Shaw, 83, a resident of Mansfield Place, Philippi, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2004, in Mansfield Place following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 27, 1920, in Dartmoor, a daughter of the late Vivian Isaac and Gladys Anna Hillyard Smallridge.
On Nov. 1, 1938, she was married to Scott Harter Shaw, who preceded her in death on May 30, 1972.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy Kay Auvil and husband, Charles, of Lorain, Ohio, and Karen White and husband, William “Ken,” Philippi; one son, William Scott Shaw and wife, Mary Ann, of Inverness, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Todd Auvil and wife, Linda, Stephanie Buery and husband, Brian, Christopher Shaw, Jeffrie Shaw, Sherry Ferrebee and husband, Dan, Cathy Price and husband, Steve, John Murphy and wife, Cindy; stepgrandchildren, Lynette Keepe and husband, Mike, Mark Ambressio and wife, Liz, Lenny Ambressio and wife, Theresa; 12 great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Carl A. Smallridge and wife, Freda, of Charleston; three sisters, Mary Ella Stutler and Betty Jean Smallridge, both of Flemington, Patricia Ann DeMarco and husband, Joe, of Monroe, Mich.; and a dear friend, Mildred Phillips.
She was also preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Misty Dawn Ferrebee, and a son-in-law, Johnnie C. Murphy.
Mrs. Shaw was a former employee of the dietary department of the Broaddus Hospital. Prior to her illness she was known for baking beautiful birthday and wedding cakes and was active in the Philippi Senior Citizens Center. She was a former member of Dorcas Rebekah Lodge at Philippi and the Ladies Auxiliary of Laurel Mountain Post 410 Veterans of Foreign Wars at Belington.
Friends were received at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. today when funeral services were conducted from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Lois Sandy and Robert “Buck” True officiated and interment followed in the Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.  From 6 Dec 2004.

Mildred Shaw
Mildred “Milly” Shaw, 82, of Route 5, Box 61, Buckhannon, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at her home.
She was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late George A. Lodge and Ruth Hall Lodge.
On Aug. 20, 1948, she was married to Paul Shaw, who survives.
Surviving are her son, George David Shaw of Buckhannon; one daughter, Sondra “Sonnie” Shaw of Buckhannon; one brother, Morgan “Bood” Lodge of Georgetown; one grandson, Bryan David Shaw of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Keri Lane of Buckhannon; and one great-granddaughter Makayla Lane of Buckhannon.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Lodge, Robert Lodge and George Lodge; and three sisters, Helen Naylon, Wilda Bell and Rose Rathbun.
She was a farmer and homemaker and a member of the Community Educational Outreach Service, the Upshur County Livestock Association and the Christian Fellowship Church.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Christian Fellowship Church, where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. J. Edward McDaniels will officiate and interment will follow in Ten Mile Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ten Mile Baptist Cemetery Fund, in care of Robert Landis, HC 36, Box 342, Tallmansville, W.Va. 26237. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 20 Apr 2004.

Peggy S. Shaw
Peggy Sue Shaw, 62, a resident of Nella’s, departed this life on Friday, Dec. 24, 2004. She had been in declining health.
She was born Jan. 9, 1942, at Parsons, one of 10 children born to Clifton and Mary Waybright.
She was married to Richard Shaw, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are five sisters, Kathryn Fleming of Alton, Ill, Betty ash of Florida, Virginia Knight of Baltimore, Md., June Thomas of Beverly and Anna Mae George of Coalton; and one brother, Kenny Waybright of Beverly.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald Waybright, Elmer Waybright and Harold Waybright.
At the request of the deceased, her remains were donated to medical science. A memorial service will be held at a later date.   From 29 Dec 2004.

Ina Shelkey
Ina Alice Greathouse Rose Shelkey, 99, of Arlington, Va., formerly of Durbin, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in Arlington. Ina and her husband, Donald continued to maintain their home in Durbin.
Born Jan. 13, 1905, she was the daughter of William Commodore and Maggie Hevener Greathouse.
Ina was a graduate of Davis & Elkins College.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Eugene Shelkey of Durbin and Arlington, Va.; one sister, Katherine Shiley of Roanoke, Va.; and two daughters, Joanne Nicely of Alexandria, Va., and Jane Groat of La Plata, Md.
Preceding her in death were one infant child and her sisters and brothers, Annie Cromer, Bertie Sheets, Nettie Cassell and Herman, Herbert and Ivan Greathouse; and three sons, William Lewis Rose of Chesapeake, Va., Robert Ottmer Rose of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Benjamin Allen Rose of Arlington, Va.
Ina was fortunate to enjoy 13 grandchildren, Linda Dimouro of Satellite Beach, Fla., Deborah Haskins of Fairfax, Va., Eddie Nicely of Alexandria, Va., Dianne Klopp of Front Royal, Va., Alice Lilly of Columbia, Md., Linda Oliver of Chesapeake, Va., Donald Rose of Chase City, Va., Bob Groat of Bowling Green, Va., John Groat of White Plains, Md., Jeffrey Groat of Hollywood, Md., and Roger, Annette and Pat Rose of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Arbovale. Burial will be in the Arbovale Cemetery. Lunch will be served immediately following at the Durbin Methodist Church. Condolences may be forwarded to Donald Shelkey, 3127 S. 13th St., Arlington, Va. 22204.
In memory, the following is borrowed from the obituary of Ina’s father dated 1951:
“God saw the road was getting rough
The hills were hard to climb;
He gently closed his loving eyes
And whispered, ‘Peace be thine.’
His weary hours, his days of pain,
His weary nights are past,
His ever-patient, worn-out frame
Has found sweet rest at last.
No one knows the silent heartaches,
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief that’s borne in silence
For the one we loved so well.
The road into the sunset
Is the one we all must tread,
And though it brings us sorrow
When a loved one goes ahead,
There is always comfort knowing
We will meet again some day,
When all the grief and pain are over
And the clouds have rolled away.” 
From 22 Sep 2004. 

Ellen Sherman
Ellen Mae Huffman Sherman, 86, a resident of Parsons and more recently a resident of the Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, departed this life Friday afternoon, July 16, 2004, at the nursing home.
Mrs. Sherman was born Sunday, Feb. 24, 1918, in Davis, a daughter of the late Henry Harry Huffman and Nellie Mae Swartz Huffman.
On March 28, 1937, at Summerset, Pa., she was married to George Leonard "Tuck" Sherman, who preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1987.
Surviving are three sons, Carl Meredith Sherman and wife, Carol, of Pineville, N.C., James Leonard Sherman and wife, Sue, of Fairmont, and Mark Alan Sherman of Parsons; two daughters, Susan L. Smith and husband, Gary, of Leesburg, Va., and Paula Jane Bush and husband, Jon, of Parsons; one brother, Kenneth Norman Huffman and wife, Judy, of Lansdown, Va.; one sister, Lois M. Shaffer of Cumberland, Md.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert H. Huffman, Paul Huffman, Donald Huffman and George Huffman; and one sister, Mary Jane Harsh.
Mrs. Sherman was a graduate of Thomas High School with the class of 1936. She was a homemaker and was a charter member of the Parsons Nazarene Church.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Alan Dale Crosten and Pastor Neil Parsons will officiate and interment will follow at Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care, P.O. Box 193, Parsons, W.Va. 26287. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Ellen Mae Huffman Sherman. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Jul 2004.

Ellen Sherman
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Alan Dale Crosten and Pastor Neil Parsons will officiate and interment will follow at Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care, P.O. Box 193, Parsons, W.Va. 26287. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Ellen Mae Huffman Sherman. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Jul 2004.

Kay F. Shifflett
Kay Frances Shifflett, 54, a resident of 100 Tallman Ave., the Elkins Manor, Elkins, departed this life Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. Death was unexpected.
She was born Friday, Nov. 10, 1950, at Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Minter Lee Carpenter and Martha R. Carder Carpenter.
On May 7, 1973, at Winchester, Va., she was married to Carroll E. Shifflett, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Carol Ann Bortle and husband, Craig, Fredericksburg, Va., and Chrissy Shifflett of Elkins; one stepdaughter, Retta Ann Daugherty of Dayton, Ohio; one stepson, Carroll E. Shifflett Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Miliani, Hawaii; one brother, Minter Lee “Sonny” Carpenter Jr. and wife, Ann, of Monongah; three half sisters, Nancy Carpenter of Fairmont, Retha May Morris of Farmington, and Carolyn Wilson of Enterprise; three grandchildren, Gregory Scott Broseker, Steven Tyler Shifflett and Reese Andrew Bortle; five stepgrandchildren, Addy Hope and Andrew Scott Daugherty and Brandi, Keri Ann and Kyle Shifflett; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents was one granddaughter, Brittany Renee Broseker.
She attended Shinnston High School, was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Kay Frances Shifflett. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Nov 2004.

Kay F. Shifflett
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate. Interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Kay Frances Shifflett. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Nov 2004. 

Marietta Shiflett
Marietta Shiflett, 82, a former resident of Vine Street and Woodbridge, Va., passed away at 10:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in Nella’s, where she had been a resident since June 2004.
Born Feb. 17, 1922, in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Ruth Lothery Bennett.
She was united in marriage to Henry G. Shiflett, who preceded her in death on March 7, 1999.
Marietta is survived by three daughters, Judy Ferguson of Woodbridge, Va., with whom she had made her home until June of this year, Ethel Mele and husband, Al, of Woodstock, Va., and Mary Shockey and husband, Jim, of Dailey; and three sons, Ed Shiflett, Steve Shiflett and wife, Lee, all of Elkins, and Tim Shiflett and companion, Gina, of Bowie, Md.
Also surviving are two sisters, Jo Ann McClannahon and husband, Jack, of Crooksville, Ohio, and Thelma Daniels and husband, Sterling, of Beverly; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were one son, David Shiflett; an infant daughter; and two brothers, Joe and Earl Bennett.
Marietta was a homemaker, loved her family and friends dearly and loved to go to yard sales. She attended Destiny Tabernacle of Praise.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Chapel Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. A.H. Belt, pastor of Gospel Light Tabernacle, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Marietta Shiflett, 613-2445.  From 18 Oct 2004.

Nora Shiflett
Nora Shiflett, 63, a resident of Coalton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Nora Shiflett.  From 31 Dec 2004.

Pauline Shillingburg
Pauline Mae Shillingburg, 83, of Brookhaven, Morgantown, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 at her home.
She was born May 31, 1921 in Glady, the daughter of the late Abraham Tallman and Grace L. Barkley White.
She enjoyed being a homemaker, raising her six children and grandchildren, cooking flowers and camping in Bemis with her family.
She is survived by two sons, Gary D and wife, Wendy, of Buford, S.C., and Ernest L. and wife, Judy, of Destin, Fla.; three daughters, Betty L. Hanlin of Cassville, Kathy K. Jencks and husband, LeRoy, of Morgantown and Tammy L. McCleary and husband, Robert, of Salisbury, Pa.; and one son-in-law, Robert F. Penzes of Granvill.
Mrs. Shillingburg is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Theresa Obrad, Suzanne Penzes, Gary Shillingburg, Michael Baker, Natasha Woodard, Jennifer Shillingburg, Scott Hanlin, Daniel Hanlin, Michell R. Hall, Paul Jencks, Stephanie Reeves, Taylor Reeves, Hayden Reeves, Heather McCleary and Haile McCleary; and eight great grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Leafy Bohon and Pearl Cirkendall; one brother, Ronald White and wife, Margaret; four sisters-in-law, Katherine Dumire, Virginia Lillar, Hallie Shillingburg and Helen Menefee; as well as special friend, nurse Rhonda Wagner.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Earnest D. Shillingburg, who passed away on July 3, 2001; one daughter, Ellen Grace Penzes; three brothers, Claud White, Woodrow White and William White.
Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Monday from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service with Tom Sollars officiating. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Cemetery.  From 25 Sep 2004.

Ronald Shinaberry
Ronald Eugene Shinaberry, 58, of Arthurdale, passed away Monday, May 10, 2004, at his home in Arthurdale.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Arbovale Cemetery with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating.  From 13 May 2004.

William A. Shockey
William A. Shockey, 85, a resident of the Talbott Road near Belington, departed this life at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at his residence. Although he had been in failing health, death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born July 28, 1918, at the Point Pleasant community near Belington, the son of the late Henry John and Vesta Lee Burner Shockey.
He was united in marriage on Feb. 15, 1941, at Philippi to the former Pauline Blair McClean, who survives at their residence.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Shockey is survived by two daughters, Janet Shockey of Middletown, Md., and Maude Ann Sigler of Washington Pa.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one sister, Madge Estella Jones of Lavale, Md.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Shockey was preceded in death by one brother, Franciskas Joe Shockey; one sister, Josie Marie England; and two infant sisters.
Mr. Shockey attended the schools of Barbour County, served in the U. S. Navy during WWII, and before his retirement worked in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area as a carpenter.
He was a Protestant by faith.
At the request of the deceased, his remains will be cremated and interment will be at a later date in the Concord Cemetery near Belington. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Mountain Hospice, Crim Avenue in Belington. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for William Andrew Shockey.  From 24 Jan 2004.

Harold Shoemaker
Harold C. Shoemaker, 81, of Thomas, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Hinkle Funeral Home.  From 16 Sep 2004.

Harold Shoemaker
Harold C. Shoemaker, 81, of Thomas, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas.
He was born April 22, 1923, in Thomas, the son of the late Alonzo T. and Florence Louise Colborn Shoemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Harold L. Shoemaker of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Samuel L. Shoemaker of Thomas; one brother, Richard Shoemaker of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Eleanor Kuski of Thomas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy E. Shoemaker; and 13 brothers and sisters.
Mr. Shoemaker was a World War II veteran and served 23 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was then employed for 17 years by the West Virginia Department of Corrections.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Thomas, Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 103 of Davis, and the American Legion Post 29 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3647 of Elkins.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at Hinkle Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 17 Sep 2004.

Eldon R. Shomo
Eldon R. Shomo, 84, died Sept. 5, 2004.
Born in Junior, the son of the late William Richard and Ada Row Shomo, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II with service in the South Pacific. He moved to the Akron area in 1963
A graduate of Belington High School and Davis & Elkins College, he received his master’s degree from West Virginia University.
An avid golfer and bowler, Mr. Shomo coached youth baseball in Akron and was a member of the Woodland United Methodist Church. He was a teacher and coach at both Belington and Copley High Schools, retiring in 1982 with 31 years of service. For many years, Eldon hosted an annual golf tournament in conjunction with the Shomo-Row family reunion.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Row Shomo in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Constance Memmer Nesser Shomo of Akron; son, Jon Shomo and wife, Tammy, of Tallmadge, Ohio; daughter, LynAnna Downey and husband, David, of Copley, Ohio; grandchildren, Matthew Shomo and Olivia, Kevin and Carolyn Downey; and stepson, Michael Memmer of Tennessee.
He was also preceded in death by brothers, Chester Shomo, Denver Shomo, Stark Shomo, Hansel Shomo, Kenneth Shomo, Max Shomo and an infant brother; and by sisters, Sybil Foy and Alma Thorn.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave., Belington. Private interment will follow in the Knights of Pythias Mountain View Cemetery in Junior. The family requests memorials in the form of contributions to Woodland United Methodist Church, 444 N. Hawkins Ave., Akron, Ohio 44313 or to Hospice of VNS, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, Ohio 44333. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is assisting with arrangements for Eldon R. Shomo.  From 7 Sep 2004.

Sue I. Short
Sue Iris Short, 67, a resident of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2004, at the center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home in Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Sue Iris Short.  From 2 Jun 2004.

Sue Short
Sue Iris Rothrock Short, 67, a former resident of Beverly Manor and a resident of the Good Samaritan Center for the past three years, passed away Monday, May 31, 2004, at her residence.
Born April 29, 1937, in Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Ada Altheide Rothrock.
In 1963, she was united in marriage to Rodney Short, who survives in Beverly.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one sister, Effie Bradley of Gastonia, N.C.; three brothers, Donald Rothrock of Johnson City, Texas, Harley Rothrock of Texas and Paul Rothrock of Fort Wayne, Ind. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were two brothers, Henry Rothrock and Charles Rothrock.
Mrs. Short was a homemaker and a Jehovah’s Witness by faith.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Robert Shreve will officiate and interment will follow in the Howell Cemetery at Beverly. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sue Iris Rothrock Short.  From 3 Jun 2004.

Lee Shoulders
Lee Shoulders, 77, a resident of Route 1, Beverly, passed away at 1:43 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2004, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born April 6, 1927, at Adrian, a son of the late Elias and Virginia Cutright Shoulders. He was united in marriage on May 27, 1960, to the former Emma E. Montgomery, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jean Harris of Beverly; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bradford L. and wife Jeanne Shoulders of Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, Douglas H. and wife Tammy Shoulders of Beverly, and Meldin R. and wife Teri Shoulders of Chesapeake, Va.; 11 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
He was the last surviving member of a family of 16.
He was a coal miner and a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954. He was also a member of the Isaac Walton League and a member of the Coon Hunters Association.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home at 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi after 2 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Randall Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with American Legion Post 44 conducting military rites.  From 15 May 2004.

Dorsey T. Shreve
Dorsey Thadd Shreve, 88, a resident of 4 Baxter St., Elkins, where he had made his home with his daughter, Sandra Ware, passed away at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2004, at his residence. Death was attributed to complications from pneumonia.
Born June 25, 1915, at Mill Creek, he was the son of the late Stark Berlin and Polly Edie Watson Shreve.
He was formerly married to the former Loredith L. Branham, who preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 1995.
He is survived by four daughters, Linda Phillips of Belington, Wanda Landis and husband, Robert, of Franklin, Darlene Bennett and husband, Bill, of Elkins, and Sandra Ware and husband, Stewart, of Elkins and with whom Dorsey made his home for the past 18 months; and five sons, Tom Shreve, Donnie Shreve and Terry Shreve, all of Elkins, Bill Shreve of East Dailey and Jerry Shreve and wife, Linda, of Grafton.
Also surviving are two brothers, Warren Shreve of Elkins and Harold Shreve of Baltimore, Md.; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and former wife was one sister, Mary Shreve; and eight brothers, Virgil, Clyde, Clarence, Carl, Ronald, Thurman, Dale and Johnny Shreve.
Dorsey was one of the many people who helped to construct the Elkins Flood Control. He was employed by the stockyards in Baltimore and retired as a lumber cutter as well as various other jobs from Elkins Lumber Co.
His hobbies included ginsenging and walking in the woods. Dorsey loved playing his guitar and banjo while singing to his family.
Dorsey was an avid reader of the Bible and memorized many chapters and verses. He was a Pentecostal by faith.
Dorsey will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner chapel at 1 p.m. Thursday. Pastor Terry Cannon of the Shiloh Baptist Church and the Believers Fellowship Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Dorsey Thadd Shreve.   From 9 Mar 2004.

Enoch R. Shreve
Enoch Ralph Shreve, 81, of 41 Vicksburg Road, Buckhannon, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Buckhannon, the son of the late Lyman C. Shreve and Mary Ours Shreve.
On April 4, 1942, he was married to Ina Tallman Shreve, who survives.
Surviving are three daughters, JoAnn Hawkins and husband, Glen, of Rock Cave, Patty Bennett and husband, Darrell, of Buckhannon, and Jodie Moran and husband, Terry, of Parkersburg; two sons, Ralph Edward Shreve and wife, Carolyn, of Buckhannon and Bobby Shreve and wife, Linda, of Buckhannon; two brothers, Boyd Shreve of Orange City, Fla., and Charles Shreve of Weems, Va.; one sister, Ruth Fortney of Kesling Mill; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Mae Smith and an infant sister; and two infant brothers.
He was self-employed and was the owner of Shreve’s Drywall and Construction.
He served in the U.S. Army in military police in the European Alliance from Jan. 1, 1943 to 1947.
Friends will received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Michael Tallman and the Rev. Douglas Tallman will officiate and interment will follow in the Mt. Herman Church Cemetery. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion will conduct military honors at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mt. Herman Cemetery Fund, in care of Reed Oldaker, 10 King School Road, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201.  From 27 Jul 2004.

Eva F. Shreve
Eva F. Shreve, 88, a resident of Buckhannon, the Mt. Nebo community, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Angie’s Private Care in Buckhannon.
She was born June 10, 1916, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late William Oscar Wiseman and Grace Simpson Wiseman Campbell.
She was married to the late Ormal Shreve.
Surviving are one niece, Kathleen Casto of Mt. Nebo community; one nephew, Farrel Day of Swamp Run community; one great-nephew, Darwin Casto of Buckhannon; several great-great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Nella Campbell, Delta Day and Wilma Oshshawnessy.
She was retired from Shannon’s Hardware, was a member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, the Mt. Nebo Community Education Outreach Service and the Mt. Nebo United Methodist Women.
Viewing will be today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Eva F. Shreve.  From 8 Dec 2004.

Frank R. Shreve
Frank R. Shreve, 71, of Buckeye, died Monday, April 26, 2004, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Frank graduated from Coalton High School and attended Davis & Elkins College. He entered into military service in 1952 and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He was a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and served as a trooper in Beckley and Elkins and spent seven years in Pocahontas County.
He was selected as constable of Edray District and worked for Monongahela Power Co. for several years.
In 1974 he started and ran his own business, Shreve Appliance Service, until recently when he acquired a job in maintenance at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
He was a member of Lobelia Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 386 and Trinity Baptist Church where he was a charter member. He was also a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Huntersville.
He was born July 8, 1932, in Ellamore, Randolph County, the son of the late Frank Sterling and Edith V. Queen Shreve.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Madeline Sparks Shreve, preceded him in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Elizabeth Louise Shreve Morrison of Buckeye and Susan J. Shreve Galloway of Marlinton; three sons, Frank R. Shreve Jr. and William B. Shreve, both of Buckhannon, and Todd J. Shreve of Dover, Pa.; one sister, Justine Shreve Bennett of Ellamore; one brother, Roger Hedrick of Mill Creek; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Liberty Baptist Church near Ellamore with the Rev. Beryl McKisic officiating. Burial will follow in the Shreve Cemetery in Ellamore. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Van Reenen Funeral Home and from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Christmas Fund for Needy Children.  From 28 Apr 2004.

Hubert H. Shreve
Hubert H. Shreve, 93, of Elyria, Ohio, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Avon, Ohio.
He was born Jan. 1, 1911, in Mill Creek, the son of the late Slater Shreve and Eula Lloyd Shreve.
He had lived on Point Mountain and had been a coal miner and lumberjack.
He was a veteran of World War II and served in Italy with the U.S. Army.
He was a 50-year resident of Elyria and was employed for 20 years at Ford Motor Co. in Brookpark, Ohio, and retired in 1973.
His hobbies included fishing, gardening and storytelling.
He is survived by four daughters, Janice Wamsley of Valley Bend, Mary Heaton of Lakewood, Ohio, Leah Simms of Elyria, Ohio, and Nora Hudson of Elyria, Ohio; five sons, Hubert Shreve of Waynesboro, Pa., Richard Shreve of Elyria, Ohio, John Shreve of Elyria, Ohio, Marshall Shreve of Grafton, Ohio, and Gary Townsend of Litchfield, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel M. Shreve, who died in 2002; one sister, Edna Channell; and four brothers, Delmar, Arlon, Clifford and Troy Shreve.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria, Ohio. Interment will be at a later date in Valley Bend.  From 30 Mar 2004.

Josephine L. Shreve
Josephine L. “Tootsie” Shreve, 79, a resident of Eastvale, Pa., passed away Sunday, May 9, 2004, in the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Beaver Township, Pa.
She was born Jan. 18, 1925, at Adrian, Upshur County, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Beatrice Spencer Maruca. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-laws, Howard and Millie Wilson and Roger and Tracy Shreve; four daughters, Shirley Kovack and husband, Lee, Kay Vogel and husband, John, Betty Kohanowicz and husband, Dennis, and Debbie Pletcher; one brother, Larry Ware and wife, Donna, of Elkins, 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Friends were received on May 11at the Lutton Beaver Falls Funeral Home at 117 Fifth Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa. Private services will be held today. Private interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Josephine’s name to the Epilepsy Foundation, 1323 Forbes Ave., Suite 102, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219. This announcement is through the courtesy of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Josephine L. “Tootsie” Shreve.    From 12 May 2004.

Judy I. Shreve
Judy Irene Shreve, 55, a resident of Cassity, passed away at noon Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital emergency room. She had been in failing health for the past five years, however, her condition became worse in the last year. Death was attributed to cancer.
Born Oct. 22, 1948, in Elkins, she was the daughter of the late Ashby Gibson and Bernice Hammonds Gibson, who survives in Mill Creek.
On Oct. 16, 1967, she was united in marriage to Larry Shreve, who survives in Cassity.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Hauger and husband, Don, of Foster, and Jenny Taylor and husband, Eugene Jr., of Mill Creek; two sons, Larry Shreve Jr. and Victor Shreve, both at home; three sisters, JoAnn Casto and husband, Buck, of Pickens, Charlotte Jackson and husband, John, of Huttonsville and Karen Gibson of Mill Creek; four brothers, Lonnie Gibson and wife, Norma, of Mill Creek, Harold Gibson and wife, Evelyn, of Huttonsville, Joe Bob Gibson of Mill Creek and Jackie Gibson and wife, Connie, of Mill Creek.
Also surviving is her mother-in-law, Ressie Shreve of Cassity; two granddaughters, Miranda Hauger and Shaunna Taylor, and an unborn grandson due in April; several nieces and nephews; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Preceding her in death besides her father was her father-in-law, Ed Shreve; and one sister, Cheryl Gibson.
Judy attended Tygarts Valley High School. She was formerly employed at Bata Shoe, Snowshoe, Nella’s Nursing Home and at Reidbord. She was last employed by Elkins Hardwood Dimensions as a sander until the mid-1990s, when her health started to fail.
Judy loved cooking and gardening. She also loved to picnic, fish and pick berries. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family.
Judy was a loving person and never met a stranger. She was a Pentecostal by faith.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Verl Simmons, pastor of the Mill Creek Methodist Charge, and Pastor Norma Gibson of the Light of the Valley Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Mill Creek Cemetery at Mill Creek. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Judy Irene Shreve.  From 19 Jan 2004.

Wilbur L. Shreve
Wilbur Lee “Red” Shreve, 90, a resident of 37 14th St., Elkins, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2004, at his residence. He had been in failing health since October 2003 and had been a patient of Hospice Care Corp. since December 2003.
Born Dec. 9, 1913, at Mill Creek, he was the son of the late Fred James and Bessie Ann Vanpelt Shreve.
On Sept. 2, 1937, he was united in marriage to the former Lucille “Ludy” Norton, who preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 1998.
“Red” is survived by three daughters, Shirley J. Kittle, Dorothy “D.J.” Johnson and Wilma “Lee” Shiflett, all of Elkins; two sons, Donald K. Shreve of Elkins and James A. “Jimmy” Shreve of Junior; three sisters, Leona Winans of Elkins, Francis Mosser of Orlando, Fla., and Lucille Jordan of Waynesboro, Va.; and one brother, Junior Shreve of Beverly.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife were a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Susie Shreve; and two brothers, Russell and Harold Shreve.
“Red” was a member of Destiny Tabernacle of Praise. He was a veteran and served during World War II as a corporal with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Shreve was employed in the maintenance department at Davis & Elkins College for 25 years, where he was known to most as “Pop,” and retired at the age of 79.
Prior to his employment at D&E, he was employed as a lumber grader at Kitzmiller Lumber Co., Smith Lumber Co. and Pioneer Lumber Co. for more than 20 years.
Before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps, he was employed at Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, Md.
In his youthful years, he did survey work and built bridges, roads and drainage systems in helping in the development of Elkins and the surrounding areas.
At the request of the deceased, private graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Friday at Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Pastor Joey Ridenour officiated. Interment followed where he was laid to rest beside his beloved wife, “Ludy,” and son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Susie.
From his children, a special thanks to Dr. Joel Hummer, Hospice Care, Pastors Joey and Nichole Ridenour, Ty and Cheryl Runner Kittle and the staff of the F.E. Runner Funeral Home, also friends and family members who supported and assisted in respecting the wishes and desires of our father. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Wilbur Lee “Red” Shreve.  From 13 Apr 2004.

Henry A. Shreves
Henry Austin Shreves, 60, a resident of Mill Creek, departed this life late Wednesday evening, Dec. 31, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. His death was unexpected.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Henry Austin Shreves. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Jan 2004.

Henry A. Shreves
Henry Austin Shreves, 60, a resident of Mill Creek, departed this life late Wednesday evening, Dec. 31, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. His death was unexpected.
He was born Friday, April 16, 1943, at Mill Creek, a son of the late Charles Edward Shreves and Lela Howell Shreves. In 1971, he was married to the former Betty Currence, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Henry Austin Shreves Jr. and Larry Edward Shreves, both of Mill Creek; two daughters, Laura Shreves Raines and husband, Ronnie, of Mill Creek, and Jenny Michelle Shreves and husband, Steven Yardley, of Lebanon, Pa.; one brother, William Shreves of Ohio; one sister, Elva Scott of Ohio; three grandchildren, Lelith Michelle Shreves, Ronnie "RJ" Raines Jr. and Karen Shreves, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was one sister, Jenny Scott.
Mr. Shreves attended the schools of Randolph County, had worked for several area sawmills, and for the past several years worked for Coastal Lumber Company of Dailey.
He was a loving husband and father, and enjoyed hauling wood and spending Sundays with his family.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. The Rev. Randy Long will officiate, and interment will follow. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Henry Austin Shreves. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 4 Jan 2004.

Lereta E. Shue
Lereta Ellen Shue, 93, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 9, 1911, at Lobelia, a daughter of the late W.W. and Iberia Lewis Morrison.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Cain of Monroeville, Ala., who loved her very much; two sons, Joseph P. Shue of Elkins, and John Shue of Cross Lanes; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Shue; one daughter, Wanda Lee; one son, Wilbert Shue; and two brothers, Carl and Arnold Morrison.
She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God.
Friends may call Tuesday form 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastors Jack Burks and Gail Cutlip officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pocahontas Center Christmas Fund.  From 22 Nov 2004.

Joseph L. Siler
Joseph L. Siler, 93, a resident of 109 Bruce St., Elkins, departed this life early this morning, April 14, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Joseph L. Siler. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Apr 2004.

Joseph L. Siler
Joseph L. Siler, 93, a resident of 109 Bruce St., Elkins, departed this life early Wednesday morning, April 14, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
He was born Sunday, April 17, 1910, at Hutton, Md., the son of the late Charles Albert Siler and Mary Gank Siler.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Wanda Ruth Phillips Siler; two sons, Charles Richard Siler of Elkins and Joseph Lee Siler of Parsons; four daughters, Patricia Cooper of Elkins, Mary Jane Spencer of Ohio, Barbara K. Ingersoll of Baltimore, Md., and Joanne Kellogg of Severn, Md.; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death besides his parents were one brother, Leonard; and two sisters, Lollie and Zana.
He attended the schools of Randolph County and had formerly worked for the Texaco Gas Co. for many years. After retiring from the Texaco Gas Co., he worked for the Randolph County Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Highways, retiring at the age of 65. He was an avid rabbit hunter and bred beagles for the hunt and pleasure.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. On Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. Fr. Thomas Dagle will recite a prayer service. On Saturday, Mr. Siler will be moved to St. Brendan Catholic Church, where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Thomas Dagle will be the presider and interment will follow at the St. Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Joseph L. Siler. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Apr 2004.

Joseph L. Siler
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. At 7 p.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. Fr. Thomas Dagle will recite a prayer service. On Saturday, Mr. Siler will be moved to St. Brendan Catholic Church, where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Thomas Dagle will be the presider and interment will follow at the St. Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Joseph L. Siler. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Apr 2004.

Joseph L. Siler
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m today at St. Brendan Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Thomas Dagle will be the presider and interment will follow at the St. Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Joseph L. Siler. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 17 Apr 2004.

George D. Simcoe
George D. Simcoe, 81, of Berwyn, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004.
He was the husband of June Bangham Simcoe and father of Lynn Hudok of Huttonsville, Alison L. Simcoe of Falconer, N.Y., June M. “Missie” Simcoe of St. Augustine, Fla., Carole J. Chappelle of Elverson, Pa., and G. David Simcoe of Cinnaminson, N.J.; was the grandfather of eight grandchildren; and was the brother of Magdeline Petrick of Michigan and Doris Warren of California.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Monica’s Church in Berwyn, Pa. Interment will be at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Cemetery in Trenton, N.J. Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Alleva Funeral Home Inc., 1724 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli, Pa.  From 10 Sep 2004.

Dixie I. Simmons
Dixie Irene Simmons, a resident of Valley Bend, passed away Friday afternoon, June 25, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born in Melbranch, Ky., the daughter of Bascon and Laura Curnutte Kelley.
On Aug. 19, 1938, at Catlettsburgh, Ky., she was married to Frank W. Simmons, who preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1967.
Surviving is one daughter, Gail Shaffer and husband, Jim, of Dailey; one stepson, David Simmons of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother, Edgar Kelley of Pleasant Plain, Ohio; and one sister, Geneva Vanscoder of Custar, Ohio. Also surviving are three granddaughters, Deann Cooke and husband, Fred, of Durham, N.C., Melissa Tilson of Oak Hill and Kelley Shaffer of Dailey; and two great-grandsons, Henry and George Cooke.
Also preceding her in death were one son, Danny Frank Simmons; four brothers, John, Joe, Sam and Oliver Kelley; two sisters, Charlotte Wetzel and Sue Patton; and two infant grandsons.
Mrs. Simmons was employed in housekeeping at the Memorial General Hospital for 18 years prior to her retirement.
She was a member of the Valley Bend United Methodist Church and the Randolph County Senior Center.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed playing cards, shopping, eating out and yardwork.
Friends were received from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald Fitzwater officiating. Interment followed in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins was in charge of the arrangements for Dixie Irene Simmons.  From 28 Jun 2004.

Genevieve Simmons
Genevieve Ruth Simmons Harris, 89, a resident of 800 Brown Ave., Belington, departed this life at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center where she had been a resident for the past two months. She had been in declining health for the past two years and death was attributed to cancer.
She was born March 28, 1915, at Valley Head,, a daughter of the late Harvey and Emma Barb Simmons.
On Sept. 23, 1930, she was united in marriage to Terry Delmer Harris, who preceded her in death on June 9, 1983.
Surviving are seven sons, Robert William Harris and wife, Louise, of Belington, Walter Perry Harris and wife, Phyllis, of Ravenna, Ohio, Jimmy Franklin Harris and wife, Bernice, of Belington, Terry D. Harris Jr. and wife, Betty, of Belington, Charles Tom Harris and wife, Judy, of Belington, David Paul Harris and wife, Dottie, of North Jackson, Ohio, Richard H. “Sonny” Harris and wife, Marie, of Belington; four daughters, Betty Jean Silvester of Beaver Falls, Pa., Dollie Mae Cross of Belington, Helen Ruth Arbogast and husband, Jerry, of Coalton, Beatrice Kay Redner and husband, John, of Long Beach, Calif.; and one daughter-in-law, Margaret Peggy Harris of Springfield, Ohio; 39 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; two half brothers, Donnie and Ronald Simmons; five sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Beatrice Simmons, Dortha Brady, Laverna White and Wanda Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Glenn “Buck” Harris; one daughter, Mary Ann Harris; two grandsons, Richard Dale Ware and Adam Redner; seven brothers, Glen, Descoe, Duane, Arley, James Clifford, Guy and Bonnie Simmons; two sisters, Rella Mae Davis and Gladys Gibson; and one son-in-law, Donald Silvester.
She was a homemaker, attended the Belington Church of the Nazarene and was a longtime member of the Laurel Mountain Post 410 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral home in Belington from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and on Friday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, when services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. F.L. “Wink” McQuain will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Mountain Hospice, Crim Avenue, Belington, W.Va. 26250 or to the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, Beverly Five-lane, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Genevieve Ruth Simmons Harris.  From 10 Nov 2004.

JoAnn Simmons
JoAnn Simmons, 61, of Sterling, Va., died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at her home.
The family will receive friends at Flanagan Hill Church in Red Creek on Friday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 3 Mar 2004.

Lon J. Simmons
Lon Joseph Simmons, 89, of Franklin, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
He was born April 15, 1915, in Reed Creek, the son of Josephus Simmons and Stella Smith Simmons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Kimble Simmons, who died on March 2, 1982.
Surviving are one daughter, Stella Grace Weatherholtz of Franklin; four sons, Norman Simmons of Petersburg, Joe Simmons of Petersburg, Mahlon Simmons of Mt. Airey, Md., and Troy Simmons of Poolsville, Md.; one brother, Walter Stern Simmons of Amarillo, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Otha Simmons, William Edgar Simmons and Eston Simmons; and one sister, Verna Riggleman.
Mr. Simmons was the Pendleton County supervisor for the Department of Highways for eight years and retired on Dec. 1, 1977.
He was a member of Reed’s Creek United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Gary Phillips and the Rev. John Ware will officiate and interment will follow in the Cherry Hill Cemetery at Upper Tract.  From 1 Jul 2004.

Margaret Simmons
Margaret Carroll Orr Simmons, 96, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2004, in Edmonds, Wash., after a short battle with cancer.
Carroll was born in Kingwood on Dec. 23, 1907, the daughter of the late Edward Uriah Orr and Laura Bell Stone Orr. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family of six brothers and two sisters.
Her husband, James H. Simmons, preceded Carroll in death.
One son, James C. Simmons of Edmonds, Wash., and one daughter, Carroll D. Davis of Hominy, Okla., survive her. Carroll had eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
While Carroll’s main focus in life was the raising of her family, she found time to teach sewing for Singer Sewing Machine Co., worked as a housekeeping manager at the West Virginia University Hospital and as head housekeeper for the former Memorial General Hospital in Elkins.
A memorial service for Carroll was held July 15 at the Purdy and Walters Funeral Home in Lynnwood, Wash. Interment was in the Fraternal Cemetery in Belington. Donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society.  From 28 Jul 2004.

Margaret Simmons
Margaret Carroll Orr Simmons, 96, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2004, in Edmonds, Wash., after a short battle with cancer.
Carroll was born in Kingwood on Dec. 23, 1907, the daughter of the late Edward Uriah Orr and Laura Bell Stone Orr. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family of six brothers and two sisters.
Her husband, James H. Simmons, preceded Carroll in death.
One son, James C. Simmons of Edmonds, Wash., and one daughter, Carroll D. Davis of Hominy, Okla., survive her. Carroll had eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
While Carroll’s main focus in life was the raising of her family, she found time to teach sewing for Singer Sewing Machine Co., worked as a housekeeping manager at the West Virginia University Hospital and as head housekeeper for the former Memorial General Hospital in Elkins.
A memorial service will be held from the Talbott Funeral Home Chapel in Belington at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Rose “Jo” McCartney officiating. Interment of her cremains will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery at Belington. The family asks that memorial contributions be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.  From 7 Oct 2004.

Denver Simon
Denver Allen Simon, 78, of Huntingdon, Tenn. and formerly of McKenzie, Tenn., died Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Baptist Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born July 12, 1925, at Junior, a son of the late William B. and Bertha R. Simon.
His wife, Betty Simon, preceded him in death in May of 1973.
Surviving are two sons, Daniel Simon of Huntingdon, Tenn., and Mark Lynn Simon of Mogadore, Oh.; one brother, Merlin Burke Simon of Ravenna, Oh.; and one grandchild.
Mr. Simon was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was retired from the U.S. Government’s Quality Assurance Program.
Friends may call at the Schoonover - Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery. The Schoonover - Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 17 Jan 2004.

Evelyn R. Sites
Evelyn Ruth Sites, 73, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Washington County Hospital.
She was born May 7, 1930, at Mouth of Seneca, the daughter of the late Port Sites, who died in 1980, and the late Margie Long Sites, who died on Oct. 23, 1998.
Surviving are two sisters, Patsy Thornton of Bramwell and Thema Walker of Petersburg; and five brothers, Dave Sites of Bayard, Larry Sites of Charleston, Paul Sites of Martinsburg, Robert Carl Sites of Riverton and Terry Sites of Seneca Rocks.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Sites.
She was a homemaker.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Seneca Rocks Presbyterian Church. The Rev. C. William Cox will officiate and interment will be in North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton.  From 6 Apr 2004.

Mary A. Sites
Mary Ann Arbogast Sites, 58, of New Baltimore, Va., and formerly of Elkins, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va.
Funeral services will be at the Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton, Va. The family will receive friends at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens.  From 27 Sep 2004.

Olive Johnson Sites
Olive Naomi Johnson Sites, 88, of Petersburg, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday.  From 23 Jun 2004.

Emma J. Skidmore
Emma Jean Harris Skidmore, 80, a former resident of 503 Center St., Elkins and a patient at Nella’s Nursing Home Inc., for the past year, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born Oct. 29, 1924, at Elkins, the daughter of the late Claude Harris and Iva Della Coontz Harris Skilton.
She was married to Edgar Allen Skidmore, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by one son, Edgar Allen Skidmore Jr. and wife, Toodles, of Junior; one daughter, Patricia “Patty” Lipscomb and husband, Stephen, of Spotsylvania, Va.; six grandchildren, Rex Skidmore, Stephen Lipscomb II, Wayne Skidmore, Darin Lipscomb, Terri Skidmore and Clinton Skidmore; and 13 great- grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Clon and Kenneth Harris.
She and her husband owned and operated the Junior Company Store until retirement. She was a member of the Randolph County Senior Center, enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid gardener. She volunteered with the Good Shepherd Ministries and was a member of the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church of Elkins.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doyle Neal Rider officiating. Interment will follow in Coffman Cemetery near Junior. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Weaver Nazarene Church, Route 3, box 127, Belington, W.Va. 26250. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Emma Jean Harris Skidmore.  From 29 Nov 2004.

Guy W. Slaubaugh
Guy William Slaubaugh, 87, of the Mt. Grove community, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hinkle Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Loren Metzner will officiate and interment will follow at Texas Cemetery.  From 4 Oct 2004.

Aline Slone
Aline Slone, 64, of Route 1, French Creek, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
She was born April 1, 1940, in Kentucky, the daughter of the late Taylor and Eva Dorton Napier.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elster Slone.
She is survived by three daughters, Lorraine Crumrine of Buckhannon, Tami Phillips of Sidney, Ky., and Margie Jones of Rodgersville, Tenn.; four sons, Vernon Taylor Cope of Dora, Ala., Elster Lee Slone Jr. of Alturas, Fla., David Allen Stone of Lake Wales, Fla., and William Russell Stone of Sidney, Ky.; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Maxine Marion and Delores Hilton, both of Aflex, N.Y., Linda Runyon of Brooks Hill, Lorraine Woods of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Pauline Richardson of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Slone; one grandson, Timothy James Cope; and two sisters and two brothers.
Mrs. Slone was a member of the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Department and she was a Baptist by faith. She will be missed by family and friends.
Friends will be received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in a private family cemetery at Brooks Hill. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 8 Sep 2004.

Edith V. Smallwood
Edith Virginia Smallwood, 81, of Parsons, formerly of Summit Point, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, in Parsons.
She was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Summit Point, the daughter of the late Arthur Deck and Evelyn Carper Deck.
On July 30, 1947, in Berryville, Va., she was married to Philip F. Smallwood, who preceded her in death on July 10, 1996.
She is survived one daughter, Sharon Wimer and husband, Curtis, of Parsons; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Julian Deck.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Summit Point United Methodist Church in Summit Point.
The family will receive friends at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home in Berryville, Va., Friday from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. John Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Berryville, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to Summit Point United Methodist Church, in care of Mary Chrisman, Box 10, Summit Point, W.Va. 25446.  From 4 Nov 2004.

James C. Smarr
James C. Smarr, 38, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born Oct. 4, 1965, at Weston, the son of the late Billie J. Smarr and Janet Beth Ratliff Kiser.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Oldaker Smarr; his stepmother, Lea Smarr of Buckhannon; five brothers, Rick Smarr of Elm Grove, La., Rocky Smarr of Weston, Larry Smarr of Buckhannon, Billy Smarr of Haymarket, Va., and Shawn Kiser of Weston; four sisters, Debra Gordey of Morgantown, Brenda Williams of Buckhannon, Tami Spencer of Elizabeth City, N.C., ad Linda Williams of Jessup, Md.; several nieces and nephews and many special friends; and a special dog, Sugar Rae, and eight grandpuppies.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Chris Smarr.
He was a Protestant by faith, and graduated from Lewis County High School with the class of 1985.
He enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with friends, watching TV and the companionship of his wife and dogs.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral chapel with the Rev. Ed Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Park. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements for James C. Smarr.  From 16 Jul 2004.

Hubert G. Smiley
Hubert Geiger Smiley, 89, of Route 9, Box 614, Truby Run community, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 13, 1914, in Georgia, the son of the late Reamar Edward Smiley Sr. and Annie Louise Baggs Smiley.
On July 20, 2002, he was married to Carolyn Black Smith Smiley, who survives.
Surviving are three sons, Hubert Junior Smiley of Abilene, Texas, Jimmey Smiley of St. David, Ariz., Marion Smiley of Pascasan, Ariz.; two daughters, Carolyn Amdon of Glendale, Ariz., and Tammy Englet of Tucson, Ariz.; three stepsons, Keith Loudin of Arizona, Larry Loudin of Buckhannon and Paul Smith of Music; four stepdaughters, Joe Spartman, Seldom, Ind., Diane Kelley of Buckhannon, Donna Thomason of Frenchton and Delores Smith of Buckhannon; nine grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, and his second wife, Margorie Bean Loudin Smiley.
He was a maintenance superintendent for the Tucson, Ariz., airport and was a member of Cutright Chapel.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Wease Day and the Rev. Junior Harris will officiate and interment will follow at Cutright Chapel Cemetery at Queens.  From 2 Feb 2004.

Alta Smith
Alta Smith, 101, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at 6:48 a.m. in Nella’s.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the F.E. Runner Funeral Home, 613-2445.  From 18 Oct 2004.

Alta Smith
Alta Smith, 101, a former resident of Graham Street and 100 Tallman Ave., passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, in Nella’s, where she had been a resident since September 1998.
Born July 3, 1903, she was the daughter of the late Richard P. Bonner and the late Girtha Flanagan Bonner.
On June 25, 1925, she and Don T. Smith were united in marriage by the Rev. Carl B. Johnson in Parsons. Mr. Smith preceded her in death on May 25, 1973.
Surviving is one son, Thomas Smith and wife, Shelby, of Oberlin, Ohio; one sister, Lena V. Teter, a resident of Nella’s; and two grandsons, Bradley T. Smith and David K. Smith; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband are two sisters, Bessie Carr and Mary Simmons; and one brother, Jason Bonner.
Alta was a homemaker and she was formerly a cook for various log camps years ago. Alta was the last surviving charter member of the Dry Fork Church of God.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Elkins Memorial Gardens, formerly the IOOF Cemetery of Elkins. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Alta smith, 613-2445.  From 19 Oct 2004.

Charles W. Smith
Charles W. “Buster” Smith, 75, of Ellamore, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.
He was born Feb. 6, 1929, in Greenbrier, Pa., the son of the late Perry E. Brady and Bessie Marie Smith Lattea.
On Jan. 16, 1960, he married Iris Rosetta Snyder Smith, who survives in Ellamore.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Edward Smith and wife, Pauline, of French Creek and Eugene Smith and wife, Terri, of Rock Island, Ill.; three daughters, Kathern Burkhammer and husband, David, of Volga, Gladys Riley and husband, John, of Crawford, and Hilda Bailey and husband, James, of Rock Cave; several grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Smith and wife, Jean, of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two granddaughters.
He was a coal miner in the deep mines and worked for Jones Monuments in Weston for years.
He attended the Sand Run Baptist Church of Excelsior and the Lighthouse Church of French Creek.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. David Brown and the Rev. Don Butcher will officiate and interment will follow at the Lanham Cemetery at Queens. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Charles W. “Buster” Smith.  From 7 Oct 2004.

Donald R. Smith Sr.
Donald Ray Smith Sr., 67, of Quinlan, Texas, and of Maysville, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at the West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The body has been cremated. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg with the Rev. Richard L. Longbon officiating.  From 11 Jun 2004.

Edgar A. Smith
Edgar Allen Smith, 79, a resident of 206 Sixth St. in Belington, departed this life at 12:31 a.m. this morning, at his home. He had been in his usual healt
h and death war unexpected. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of Talbott Funeral Home in Belington.  From 31 Dec 2004.

Freda M. Smith
Freda M. Smith, 90, of Buckhannon, died Monday, April 19, 2004, in Nella’s Inc. of Elkins.
She was born Nov. 17, 1913, in Adrian, the daughter of the late Oley and Stella Tenney Tenney.
Her husband, Arnett M. Smith, preceded her in death on May 15, 1981.
Surviving are two sons, Gary L. Smith of Weston and James T. “Tom” Smith and wife, Carlene Wajahn-Smith, of French Creek; four grandchildren, Haley Hinkle and husband, Jarob, Debbie Workman and husband, Bob, Ingrid Miller and husband, Tony, and Chris Smith and wife, Christine; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Doris Trunick; one granddaughter, Charity Smith; two brothers and one sister.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Buckhannon.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Hinkleville Cemetery. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Freda M. Smith.   From 21 Apr 2004.

Freda M. Smith
Freda M. Smith, 90, of Buckhannon, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Nella’s Inc. of Elkins.
She was born Nov. 17, 1913, in Adrian, the daughter of the late Oley and Stella Tenney.
Her husband, Arnett M. Smith, preceded her in death on May 15, 1981.
Surviving are two sons, Gary L. Smith of Weston and James T. “Tom” Smith and wife, Carlene Wojahn-Smith, of French Creek; four grandchildren, Haley Hinkle and husband, Jarob, Debbie Workman and husband, Bob, Ingrid Miller and husband, Tony, and Chris Smith and wife, Christine; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Doris Trunick; one granddaughter, Charity Smith; two brothers and one sister.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Buckhannon.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Eugene Helmick will officiate. Interment will be in Hinkleville Cemetery.
Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Freda M. Smith.  From 23 Apr 2004.

Georgia L. Smith
Georgia Lea Workman Smith, 81, a resident of the Harpertown-Gilman Road, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 9, 1923, at Coalton, a daughter of the late Lee Workman and Pearlie Coberly Workman.
On July 20, 1940, at Monterey, Va., she was married to Phil R. Smith, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Dena Darlene Griffith and husband, Donald, Patty Crissman and husband, Jay, and one son, James M. Smith and wife, Luwana, all of Elkins; five granddaughters, Marsha Griffith, Lisa Caruso, Sheila Healy, Laura Sigley and April Smith; one grandson, Tom Phillips; one stepgranddaughter, Fae Skuya (pronounced Fay Sky-a); one stepgrandson, Seth Crissman; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Gladys Powers and Donna Isner, both of Elkins, and Willa Jean Hornick of Wheeling; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were five brothers, William, Harry, Charles, Howard and Gerald Workman; and two sisters, Mary Streets and Alene Stalnaker.
Mrs. Smith had been employed at the Elkins Motor Lodge and Reibord Brothers for many years. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry A. Burgess and the Rev. Allen Woolums officiating. Interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Georgia Lea Workman Smith.  From 15 Nov 2004.

Gerald L. Smith
Gerald Locke Smith, 80, of Route 3, Box 341, Buckhannon, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Cass, a son of the late Ingram Smith and Oma Gay Simmons Smith.
He was married to the late Garnette Raynella Smith Smith for 39 years.
He is survived by two brothers, Ingram Smith Jr. of Buckhannon and Robert G. Smith of San Bernardino, Calif.; and two sisters, Goldie White of Painesville, Ohio, and Gladie Church of Ventura, Calif.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, William Gerald Smith; and one daughter, Amanda Jo Smith.
He was a farmer, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. He was a member of Franklin Lodge 7 AF & AM.
Friends will be received Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Engle officiating. Interment will follow at Reger Chapel Church Cemetery with Franklin Lodge 7 AF & Am conducting Masonic graveside rites.  From 31 Dec 2004.

Irene Smith
Irene Mae Herron Smith, 80, a resident of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center in Belington for the past eight years, departed this life at 2:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. She had been in declining health for quite some time.
She was born March 18, 1923, at Coalton, the daughter of the late George B. and Ida Herron.
On Dec. 27, 1946, at Elkins she was united in marriage to Kenneth Smith, who preceded her in death on Feb. 29, 1984.
Surviving are two daughters, Tammy Ryan and husband, Mark, of Belington, and Gloria Pridemore and husband, Jim, of Texas; two sons, Eugene Smith and wife, Diane, of Baltimore, Md., and Kenny Smith and wife, Debbie, of Volga; and one brother, Dennis Herron of Lawton, Okla.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Don Smith, Carri Cessna, Brinson Jones, Jeremie Ryan, Kristin Ryan, Tony Smith, Ashley Smith and Travis Ryan; five great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 11 siblings.
Mrs. Smith attended the schools of Randolph County and was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday until 10 a.m. when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor with the Rev. Arden Beck officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Irene Mae Herron Smith.  From 21 Jan 2004.

Isaac H. Smith
Isaac H. “Ike” Smith, 75, of Maysville, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Maysville Bible Brethren Church with the Rev. Lynn Durbin officiating. Interment will follow in Lahmansville Cemetery at Lahmansville.  From 8 Dec 2004.

Joe R. Smith
Joe Ralph Smith, 67, a resident of Elkins since 1959, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 5, 2004, at his home.
He was born March 4, 1937, in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Joe B. Smith and Lois McCuston Smith.
On June 22, 1957, he was united in marriage to the former Rhonda Leo Roberts, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Joe Roy Smith and fiancee, Linda Brewster, of Boscawen, N.H., and Bert Ralph Smith and wife, Lisa, of Elkins; and one daughter, Vicki Lynn Fabian and husband, Jim, of Plano, Texas.
Seven grandchildren, Carson, Ethan and Ashton Fabian, all of Plano, Texas, Brandyn and Weston Smith, both of Boscawen, N.H., and Tyler and Lynnse Spencer, both of Elkins, also survive.
Mr. Smith retired after 43 years with the same company, Legacy One, as vice president of cemetery operations.
He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing, which included worldwide big-game hunts. He had a love for bird hunting that encompassed the training of German short-hair pointers.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Houser officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Joe Ralph Smith.  From 6 Oct 2004.

Joe R. Smith
Joe Ralph Smith, 67, a resident of Elkins since 1959, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 5, 2004, at his home.
He was born March 4, 1937, in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Joe B. Smith and Lois McCuston Smith.
On June 22, 1957, he was united in marriage to the former Rhonda Leo Roberts, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Joe Roy Smith and fiancee, Linda Brewster, of Boscawen, N.H., and Bert Ralph Smith and wife, Lisa, of Elkins; and one daughter, Vicki Lynn Fabian and husband, Jim, of Plano, Texas.
Seven grandchildren, Carson, Ethan and Ashton Fabian, all of Plano, Texas, Brandyn and Weston Smith, both of Boscawen, N.H., and Tyler and Lynnse Spencer, both of Elkins, also survive.
Mr. Smith retired after 43 years with the same company, Legacy One, as vice president of Cemetery Operations.
He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing, which included worldwide big-game hunts. He had a love for bird hunting that encompassed the training of German short-hair pointers.
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 10 a.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Houser officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Joe Ralph Smith.  From 7 Oct 2004.

Joyce Marie Smith
Joyce “Jo” Marie Smith, 72, a resident of Warner Robins, Ga., departed this life Friday, Dec. 3, 2003, in Atlanta, Ga. She had been in declining health for many years.
She was born Sept. 27, 1931, at Towanda, Pa., the daughter of the late Lincoln and Nellie Finnerty Bailey.
On Nov. 8, 1955, she was united in marriage to Howard Earl Smith, formerly of Montrose and a resident of Warner Robins, Ga.
Surviving are one son, Wayne Smith of Warner Robins, Ga.; and two daughters, Nancy Jean Smith of Macon, Ga., and Doretta Lillard of Panama City, Fla.; three brothers, Howard Bailey, Tom Bailey and Bill Bailey, all of Towanda, Pa.; five sisters, Ruth Herbert of Towanda, Pa., Georgia Felker of Scranton, Pa., Alice Dudley of Saluda, N.C., Mary Smith of Plant City, Fla., and Sherrie Werkheiser of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Smith’s request for cremation was honored. A memorial service was held Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, in the Chapel of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Warner Robins. A memorial service for family and friends will be at Israel Untied Methodist Church in Montrose at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate and interment will follow at the Israel Cemetery in Montrose. This announcement is a courtesy of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Joyce “Jo” Marie Smith.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 28 May 2004.

Lona B. Smith
Lona Belle Landes Smith, 90, formerly of Lahmansville, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg where she had resided since November 1999.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.  From 9 Jan 2003.

Madeline M. Smith
Madeline Mary Smith, 75, of Elkins, passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown.
She was born July 14, 1929, to the late George and Anna Zeh at Port Chester, N.Y.
She retired from Mileground Medical Center. She enjoyed cooking, working in the garden and canning. She also was an animal lover, particularly the felines. She also enjoyed the times with her family and friends and she was an avid reader.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Brown Smith, in May 1997.
She is survived by one son, George Edward Smith and wife, Sarah, of Pennsylvania; one brother, George Zeh and wife, Elaine, of Connecticut; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be Thursday at noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Vandevender and the Rev. Harold Swecker officiating. Online condolences may be sent to wwfh.ourcondolences.com  From 21 Dec 2004.

Marjorie T. Smith
Marjorie T. Smith, 83, of 62 Boggess St., Buckhannon, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.  From 6 Nov 2004.

Marjorie T. Smith
Marjorie T. Smith, 83, of 62 Boggess St, Buckhannon, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Buckhannon.
She was born June 16, 1921, in Mabie, the daughter of the late J. Orva Tenney and Bessie Clara Shiflett Tenney.
On July 1, 1950, she married Jack F. Smith, who prededed her in death on Oct. 10, 1990.
She is survived by one daughter, Susan Smith of Ellenwood, Ga.; and one sister, Audray Osburn of Buckhannon.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes Tippens.
She was a secretary for the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School, a 60-year Member Royal Neighbors and a member of the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees.
Friends were received Sunday from at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Park.  From 8 Nov 2004.

Orlen A. Smith
Orlen Austin “Buss” Smith, 81, of Petersburg, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2004, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  From 7 Jun 2004.

R. Steven Smith
R. Steven Smith, 60, of French Creek, who resided on his family farm on Mulberry Ridge that was settled by his family in 1804, died at his home Monday, July 12, 2004.
He was born Jan. 23, 1944, in Upshur County, the son of the late Robert G. Smith Jr. and Marjorie Mearns Smith.
He is survived by his former wife, Sue Halterman Smith of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Amanda Claire Smith of Morgantown and Elizabeth Onaellen Smith of Morgantown; one brother, Daniel J. Smith of Milledgeville, Ga.; one grandson, Isaac Smith Sams of Morgantown; three very special nephews, William David Christian Halterman of Columbus, Ohio, Stephen Edward Clifton Halterman and John Thomas Morgan Halterman of French Creek; and several other nieces and nephews.
Steve was employed 28 years by Moore Business Forms as head engineer. He was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School and West Virginia Technical Institute.
He was a collector of oil and gas engines and participated in fairs and festivals in West Virginia and surrounding areas.
He was an engineer and master electrician, a well-known banjo player throughout the state, a member of the Mulberry bluegrass band and a Harley-Davidson enthusiast.
He served in the U.S. Army in Georgia in military police during the Vietnam Conflict.
He was a Methodist by faith.
Steve was known to his family and friends as a storyteller and historian and he will be loved and missed by family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. A private family service will be at a later date. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements for R. Steve Smith.  From 16 Jul 2004.

Stacie M. Smith
Stacie M. Smith, 98, of Route 3, Box 278A, Buckhannon, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at the home of her daughter, Sada Gould.
She was born June 4, 1906, in Tenmile, the daughter of the late George W. Tenney and Temperance Ellen Friend Tenney.
On March 21, 1921, she was married to Harvey Low Smith, who preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1966.
Surviving are two sons, Denzil Smith and wife, Rena, of Buckhannon and Doyle Smith and wife, Karen, of Rootstown, Ohio; two daughters, Vada Ralston and husband, Tom, of Rootstown, Ohio, and Sada Gould of Buckhannon; 21 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Herman Smith and Darris Smith; and one daughter, Velma Godfrey.
She was a homemaker, a member of United Brethren Church of Beans Mill and attended Rocky Ford United Methodist Church since 1966.
Friends were received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today. The Rev. Michael Smith, who is her grandson, and the Rev. Nancy Killingsworth will officiate and interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery at Hinkleville.  From 11 Oct 2004.

Stewart J. Smith
Stewart J. Smith, 89, of Buckhannon, formerly of Pickens, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at the Summersville Memorial Hospital in Summersville.
He was born Nov. 8, 1914, at St. George, the son of the late David Taswell and Ivy Inez Lipscomb Smith.
He was united in marriage on Aug. 30, 1968, to Ozella D. Smith, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Stuart E. Smith of Buckhannon, Michael D. Smith of Summersville, Pat Smith of Buckhannon and Lawrence Smith of Gastonia, N.C.; six daughters, Mary Ellen Bosley of Clarksburg, Caroline White of Orem, Utah, Catherine A. Hamrick of Webster Springs, Rosemary Nelson of Winston-Salem, N.C., Loretta Reeves of Mt. Lake Park, Md., and Margaret Ann Smith of Durham, N.C.; and four stepdaughters, Cassandra Fashana of Bloomfield, N.J., Marcia A. Bowyer of Lewis County, Carla Keene of Charleston and Susanna Echols of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, Tina Smith, Connie Bush, Lisa Luchuk, Julie Hyman, Marilyn McClain, Cindie Harris, Michael Smith, Teresa Carr, Rocky White, Amy White, Bethany White, Lannette Markle, Jimmy Hamrick, Erik Nelson, Carriann Elswick, Tanya Bledsoe, Benjaman Reeves, Jennifer Needham, Joseph Smith, Matthew Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Sarah Smith and Ann Marie Smith; 18 great-grandchildren, Courtney Goodwin, Paige and Sara Bush, Kimberly Hyman, Elaine Bosley, Danielle McClain, Amanda and Marie McClain, Jerry Harris, Meriek Brandon, Katlyn Markle, Kacie Markle, Megan Dawn Hamrick, Nathan and Joshua Elwsick, Coty and Mara Bledsoe, and Mallory Needham; seven stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Also surviving are four brothers, Dewey Smith of Clinton, Ohio, Howard Smith of Tacoma, Wash., David Smith of Akron, Ohio, and Dean Smith of Akron, Ohio; and four sisters, Isabelle Dumire of Cassville, Doris Lee Cook of Baltimore, Md., Joyce Simmons of Eglon and Jean Terry of Berry Creek, Calif.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arlie Smith and Wilbur Smith; and one sister, Leona Pifer.
Mr. Smith was a member of Sacred Heart Church of Pickens; was in Civilian Conservation Corps camps; was a farmer, coal miner and maple syrup producer; and was a proprietor of Peoples Store in Pickens for 16 years.
Mr. Smith had requested no visitation or funeral service. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Stewart J. Smith.  From 14 and 16 Feb 2004.

Timothy A. Smith
Timothy Allen Smith, 37, of State Route 92 North, Belington, died Wednesday morning, Wednesday morning, April 7, 2004, at his home following an unexpected illness. He had suffered his entire life from asthma and respiratory problems, but his death was unexpected.
He was born July 3, 1966, at Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa., the son of Adelia Ellen Lane Smith and the late John Claude Smith Sr.
On June 1, 1996, he married the former Kimberly Sue Walker, who survives at Belington.
Also surviving are one daughter, Kylee Lane Smith, at home; four sisters, Diane Moats of Dover, Pa., Claudia Ingram of East Berlin, Pa., Tammy Rodman of York Haven, Pa., and Tiffany Smith of Belington; two brothers, John Claude Smith Jr. of Belington and David James Smith of Snyder, Okla.; 22 nieces and nephews; and 11 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Mr. Smith worked as an automobile and motorcycle mechanic. He was a member of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club.
He was a Christian and attended the New Covenant Church.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Jim Curtis and the Rev. Fr. Bennett W. "Padre" Dixon officiating. At the request of the deceased, his remains will then be cremated. The family requests memorials in the form of contributions to benefit Kylee Lane Smith. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.  From 9 Apr 2004.

V. Mae Smith
Virginia Mae Smith, 79, of Maysville, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
She was born May 9, 1925, in Maysville, the daughter of the late Page Smith and Zella Self Smith.
Surviving are three brothers, Ray W. Smith of Summit Point, Herman R. Smith of Maysville and Dayton R. Smith of Petersburg; two sisters, Goldie E. Smith of Mt. Clare and Carmen M Borror of Stephenson, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl D. Smith and Marvin S. Smith.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Gerstell and the Rev Stanley Kile officiating. Interment will follow at Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville. Memorial may be made to the Maysville United Methodist Church.  From 11 Nov 2004.

Allan E. Snyder
Allan Edward Snyder, 65, a resident of 118 Grandview Ave., Elkins, departed this life late Friday evening, Aug. 6, 2004, at the Allegheny General Hospital at Pittsburgh, Pa. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest following surgery.
He was born Thursday, Dec. 15, 1938, at Elkins, the son of the late Clarence Frederick Snyder and Mable Arnold Snyder.
On Dec. 22, 1967, at Parsons, he was married to the former Jerri Goff, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Allan Derek Snyder and wife Nicole, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Stephen Todd Snyder and wife, Jenny, of Wonder Lake, Ill.; two daughters, Stephanie Lee Brashear and husband, Mark, of Cary, Ill., and Devon Lynn Snyder and fiancee, Lee Grimm, of Cary, Ill.; two sisters, Kathryn Evans and husband, William, of Orlando, Fla., and Nancy Pregley of Thomas; four grandchildren, Isabelle Marie Snyder, Madison Renee Snyder, Jackson Allan Snyder and Emerson Andrew Brashear; one grandchild expected soon; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, infant Frederick Snyder and William Snyder.
Allan attended the schools of Tucker County and was a graduate of Mountaineer High School at Thomas with the class of 1956.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1956 to 1960 and was a graduate of West Virginia University, with the class of 1964 with a degree in accounting.
Following college he moved to Washington, D.C., where he served as an internal auditor for Woodward & Lothrop. He then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked in accounting for Addressograph Multigraph. He later moved to Cary, Ill., where he worked as vice president of Aon Insurance Company of Chicago, Ill. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Cary, Ill.
Mr. Snyder’s request for cremation was honored. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the First United Methodist Church Men’s Group, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or to the Tucker County Endowment Foundation, P.O. Box 491, Parsons, W.Va. 26287. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Allan Edward Snyder. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Aug 2004.

Allan E. Snyder
Mr. Snyder’s request for cremation was honored. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the First United Methodist Church Men’s Group, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or to the Tucker County Endowment Foundation, P.O. Box 491, Parsons, W.Va. 26287. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Allan Edward Snyder. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 10 and 11 Aug 2004.

Hoye B. Snyder
Hoye Blake Snyder, 80, a resident of the Roaring Creek community, Hambleton, departed this life Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, 2004, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons for Hoye Blake Snyder. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Feb 2004.

Hoye B. Snyder
Hoye Blake Snyder, 80, a resident of the Roaring Run community, Hambleton, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Monday, Jan. 28, 1924, at Leadmine, St. George, the son of the late Henry Carl Snyder and Jennie Rae Judy Snyder.
He was formerly married to Toye E. White, who survives. He is also survived by his special companion, Iris Davis.
Also surviving are one son, Henry Blake Snyder and wife, Kim, of Hambleton; one daughter, Gloria Elaine Snyder and fiancÈ, Glen Fladung, of Martinsburg; one stepson, Melvin Ronald Johnson of Hambleton; two brothers, Bill Snyder and wife, Dottie, of Mackeyville and Kelly Snyder and wife, Adelene, of Parsons; seven sisters, Lena Snyder-Pennington of Parsons, Gaye Day of Lanesville, Betty Bonner and husband, Paul, Sharon Nestor and husband, Walter, and Patti McDaniel and husband, Rudy, all of Parsons, Muriel Simmons of Brunswick, Ohio, and Shirley Allison and husband, Robert, of Garrettsville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Henry Blake Snyder Jr., Andrew Blake and Amber Nicole Fravel and Caitlin Marie Fladung; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Jennie Rae Snyder; two brothers, Kenneth and Gerald Snyder; two sisters, Tacie DeWalt and Opal Griffith; and one infant grandson, Ronald William Snyder.
Mr. Snyder worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps and retired from the Tucker County Board of Education.
He was an avid outdoorsman and was a Protestant.
Mr. Snyder’s family would like to express a special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Paul Phillips II and children, Gertrude Phillips, Dottie Snyder, Cindy and Jonathan Phillips, Pat Cassidy, Allan Crosten, Jimmy Judy, and Mr. and Mrs. James Wratchford for their devotion in their time of need.
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 11 a.m. Friday. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at the Pennington Cemetery at Dry Fork. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Hoye Blake Snyder. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Feb 2004.

Martin Snyder
Martin Junior Snyder, 81, of Lorentz, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, in United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
He was born May 25, 1923, in Gould, the son of the late Pearl Martin Snyder and Elvie Riggleman Snyder.
On May 21, 1943, he was married to Neva Lee Reed Snyder, who survives.
Surviving are one son, Terry Snyder and wife, Debbie, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; one sister, Ellnora Snyder Crites of Quiet Dell; one brother, David L. “Butch” Snyder and wife, Nancy, of Buckhannon; two granddaughters, Shawna Marie Snyder of Lafayette, La., and Amy Lee Snyder of Bonita Springs, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph Leon Snyder, Graydon Snyder and O’Neal Riggleman; and one sister, Pauline Cutright.
He was a coal miner for Upshur Coal and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II.
He was a member of the River Bend Golf Club, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and the United Mine Workers of America.
He was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Billee Scott Mick will officiate and interment will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Mausoleum. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and French Creek Chapter 36 Disabled American Veterans will conduct military honors.  From 14 Aug 2004.

Ruth P. Sommerville
Ruth Phares Sommerville, a resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 9, 2004, at the Center. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Ruth Phares Sommerville. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Nov 2004. 

Ruth P. Sommerville
Ruth Phares Sommerville, 93, a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 9, 2004, at the center.
She was born Sunday, Aug. 6, 1911, at Onego, a daughter of the late Isaac S. Phares and Carrie Boggs Phares.
On Jan. 23, 1926 at Clover Run, Tucker County, she was married to Roswell Spearman Sommerville, who preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1998.
Surviving are three sons, Willard Bruce Sommerville of Richmond, Va., Ernest Frank Sommerville of Greenwell Springs, La., Carl Lee Sommerville of Jetersville, Va.; four daughters, the Rev. Venora Hammond of Havre De Grace, Md., Ruth Lynn Schoonover of Elkins, Hilda McWilliams of Beverly and Linda Marsh of Philippi; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband are one son, Roswell Spearman Sommerville Jr.; six brothers, Dewey P., Don, Emerson, Frank, Clarence and Snowden Phares; and five sisters, Nellie Vance, Ethel Moore, Naomi Collett, Ina Moran and Elaine Vance.
She attended the schools of Tucker and Randolph County, was a homemaker, was a member of the former West Virginia Licensed Practical Nurse Association, having worked as a licensed practical nurse at Davis Memorial Hospital, Memorial General Hospital and also in private practice. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Rebekah Lodge 98, Randolph County Chapter Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the Elkins Church of the Brethren.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was an avid outdoorswoman and from her youth had loved the Lord.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. On Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home, the Pleasant Grove Rebekah Lodge 98 will conduct ritualistic services. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Saturday at 1 p.m.. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley and Pastor Bryan M. Headley will officiate. Interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ruth Phares Sommerville. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Nov 2004.

Ruth P. Sommerville
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today. Today, at 7 p.m., at the funeral home, the Pleasant Grove Rebekah Lodge 98 will conduct ritualistic services. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Saturday, at 1 p.m.. The Reverend Doctor Ellis E. Conley and Pastor Bryan M. Headley will officiate. Interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ruth Phares Sommerville. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Nov 2004. 

Ruth P. Sommerville
The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. At 7 p.m. Friday, the Pleasant Grove Rebekah Lodge 98 conducted ritualistic services. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel today at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley and Pastor Bryan M. Headley will officiate. Interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Nov 2004.

Bernice V. Sowers
Bernice Virginia Sowers, 96, of Waldorf Health Care Center, Waldorf, Md., and formerly of Thomas, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at Waldorf Health Care Center.
She was born March 29, 1908, in Cumberland, Md., a daughter of the late Joseph and Mae Seymore Dean.
She is survived by one son, Harry Jack Sowers of South Riding, Va.; one daughter, Barbara McGlynn of Waldorf, Md.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Sowers, in 1988. Also preceding her in death were one son, three brothers and three sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was a housewife and a member of the Thomas United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home on today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Thomas United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Thomas. Hinkle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  From 9 Nov 2004. 

Thomas B. Sparrow
Thomas Bayard Sparrow, 86, a former resident of Elkins and for the past 12 years a resident of Mooring Personal Care Home at 39 S. Florida St., Buckhannon, departed this life Monday morning, Jan. 26, 2004, at the care home. He had been in declining health although death was unexpected.
He was born Monday, Aug. 6, 1917, at Elkins, the son of the late Thomas D. Sparrow and Virginia B. Sparrow.
Surviving is one sister, Betty Jeanne Glass of Elkins.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were his wife, Betty Susan Ervine, who passed away during October 2001; and one brother, Jack Richard Sparrow.
Mr. Sparrow was a graduate of Elkins High School and worked as a machinist for the Western Maryland Railroad
He moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for the Department of the Navy. He then enlisted with the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Guam during World War II, and received the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal.
He retired from the Smithsonian Institute at Washington, D.C.
He was a member of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, the Elkins Chapter 35 Royal Arch Masons, the Pilgrim Commandery 21 Knights Templar, the Scottish Rite of Alexandria, Va., the Osiris Temple of Wheeling and was a 50-year member of the Elkins Lodge 108 AF&AM.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Thomas loved gardening and was an animal lover.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Thursday from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Kenneth Shiflet will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins, where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will present the American flag and the Elkins Lodge 108 AF&AM will conduct Masonic graveside rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Thomas Bayard Sparrow. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Jan 2004.

Thomas B. Sparrow
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Thursday from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Kenneth Shiflet will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins, where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will present the American flag and the Elkins Lodge 108 AF&AM will conduct Masonic graveside rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Thomas Bayard Sparrow. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Jan 2004.

C. Frank Spencer
Charles Frank Spencer, 88, of Wilson Street, Junior, died Wednesday morning, June 30, 2004, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 10, 1915, at Sunlight, Greenbrier County, the son of the late John Allen and Libbie Luvera Kincaid Spencer.
On Jan. 30, 1935, at Junior, he married the former Loretta Rose McDonald, who survives at Junior.
Also surviving are four sons, Charles “Bud” and Rose Spencer and Gary and Ann Spencer, all of Elkins, Bobby and Connie Spencer of Belington and Roger Spencer of Junior; five daughters, Luvera Mae and Mike Kovach of Doyletown, Ohio, Elizabeth “Libby” and Charles Ferguson of Montrose, Karen and Bill Preston of Elkins, Peggy and Paul Brown of Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte and Charles Anderson of Belington; two daughters-in-law, Lucille Spencer of Junior and Barbara Spencer of Clarksburg; one sister, Virginia Kittle of Elkins; 35 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Roy William Spencer and John Allen Spencer; two sisters, Betty Nestor and Beatrice Ware Newman; three brothers, Edward Spencer, Dorsey Spencer and Brooks Spencer; and by one grandson, Steven Douglas Hutzler.
Mr. Spencer was a disabled veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army. He was a former coal miner and was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doyle N. Rider and the Rev. Jerry Boyce officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillyard Cemetery with military rites by Barbour Post No. 44 American Legion. The family requests memorials be made in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 50 S. Main St., Philippi, W.Va. 26416 or to a charity of choice. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 1 Jul 2004.

Dorsey A. Spencer
Dorsey A. Spencer, 87, of Junior, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, 2004, in Charlottesville, Va., following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 23, 1916, at Rock Cave, the son of the late John Allen and Libbie Levera Kincaid Spencer.
On Oct. 16, 1939, he married the former Mary Kathern Findley, who preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 2001.
Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Lingle of Charlottesville, Va., and Barbara Spencer of Elkton, Va.; one son, John Spencer of Rice, Va.; one brother, Frank Spencer of Junior; one sister, Virginia Kittle of Elkins; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Newlon and Clara Elizabeth Nestor; and by two brothers, Brooks Spencer and Edward Spencer.
Mr. Spencer was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army Infantry.
He was a retired coal miner.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday and until 1 p.m. Friday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doyle N. Rider officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillyard Cemetery where military rites will be conferred by Barbour Post 44 American Legion. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 25 Feb 2004.

Grace H. Spessert
Grace Hovatter Spessert, 93, of 120 S. Broad St., Rossburg, Ohio, formerly of St. George, went to be with the Lord at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Ohio.
She was born Dec. 20, 1910, in St. George, the daughter of the late Walter and Minnie Nestor Hovatter.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Shiloh Church of the Brethren of Moatsville.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 1/2 years, Cloyd M. Spessert; two brothers, Ona and Victor Hovatter; and one sister, Nell Cathell.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Daren Lane and Genny Spessert of Springfield, Va., Douglas M. and Sheila Spessert of Hambleton and Warren D. Spessert of St. George; three daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and Cloyd Rinehart of Hambleton, Winona and Wayne Rinehart of Marietta, Ohio, and Eloise and Leon Kissinger of Rossburg, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Branson Gay Hovatter of St. George, Scott Hovatter of St. George, and Orville "Jack" Hovatter of Parsons.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. July 3 at the Shiloh Church of the Brethren in Moatsville. The Rev. Byron Flory will officiate and interment will be in the Nestor Cemetery at St. George. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles, Ohio.   From 27 May 2004.

Grace H. Spessert
Grace Hovatter Spessert, 93, of 120 S. Broad St., Rossburg, Ohio, formerly of St. George, went to be with our Lord and Savior at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Ohio.
She was born Dec. 20, 1910, in St. George, the daughter of the late Walter and Minnie Nestor Hovatter.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Shiloh Church of the Brethren near Kasson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 1/2 years, Cloyd M. Spessert; two brothers, Ona and Victor Hovatter; one sister, Nell Cathell; and her stepmother, Mable Gilmore Hovatter.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Daren Lane and Genny Spessert of Springfield, Va., Douglas M. and Sheila Spessert of Hambleton and Warren D. Spessert of St. George; three daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and Cloyd Rinehart of Hambleton, Winona and Wayne Rinehart of Marietta, Ohio, and Eloise and Leon Kissinger of Rossburg, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Branson Gay Hovatter of St. George, Scott Hovatter of St. George and Orville “Jack” Hovatter of Parsons.
Also surviving are two half sisters and one half brother, Hester Hunt of Lake Monticello, Va., Eleanor Cox of Verona, Va., and David Hovatter of Staunton, Va.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. July 3 at the Shiloh Church of the Brethren near Kasson. The Rev. Byron Flory will officiate and interment will be in the Nestor Cemetery near St. George. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles, Ohio.  From 2 Jun 2004.

Haymond G. Spicer
Haymond Guy “Dog” Spicer, 50, a resident of the Gateway Apartments, Elkins, departed this life early this morning, Jan. 30, 2004, at Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Haymond Guy “Dog” Spicer. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 30 Jan 2004.

Haymond Spicer
Haymond Guy “Dog” Spicer, 50, a resident of the Gateway Apartments in Elkins, departed this life early Friday morning, Jan. 30, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health.
He was born Friday, June 12, 1953, at Elkins, a son of Haymond Dewey Spicer and Dora Lucille Skidmore Spicer.
He was twice married, first to Betty Miller, and then to Stephanie Varney.
Also surviving are one son, Travis Guy Spicer of New Jersey; one daughter, Misty Dawn Spicer; two brothers, Harley “Robin” Eugene Spicer of Augusta, Ga., and Mark “Meatball” Douglas Spicer of Elkins; two sisters, Patricia Ruth “Pat” Hamrick of Elkins and Elizabeth Diane Jackson of Elkins; several aunts and uncles, several nieces and nephews and a close companion, Cindy Shreve.
He attended the schools of Upshur and Randolph counties, including Elkins High School, where he lettered on the track and football teams. He had worked for Teledyne Drilling Services locally and in Texas, for Elkins Lumber Company and for himself as a contract painter, and was a well-known bartender for several local establishments.
He was an associate member of the H. W. Daniels Post 29 of the American Legion. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy and NASCAR fan and he loved to ride motorcycles.
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Pamela Shuman will officiate. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Haymond Guy “Dog” Spicer. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 31 Jan 2004.

Gilbert K. Sponaugle
Gilbert Kenny Sponaugle, 80, of HC 75, Box 44, Circleville, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.
He was born May 5, 1924, at Hunting Ground, Circleville, the son of the late Gilbert Sponaugle and Annie Mallow Sponaugle.
He was married to Pauline Warner Sponaugle.
Surviving are one daughter, Darlene Gail Criccho of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Eber Dale Sponaugle and David Sponaugle, both of Circleville; two sisters, Mary Bennett of Cleveland, Ohio, and Halene Ogden of Bowden; eight grandchildren, Stefanie, Isiac, Cassie, Christina, Robert, Oscar, Tommie and Richard; and two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Keegan.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Jason Dale Sponaugle; five brothers, Zallie Sponaugle, Eber Sponaugle, Bennie Sponaugle, Brison Sponaugle and Berlin Sponaugle; and two sisters, Shirley Johnson and Ethel Arbogast.
He was a timber cuter and farmer and served in the 1st U.S. Army in World War II.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at North Fork Baptist Church. The Rev. Mark McCallister will officiate and interment will follow in the Sponaugle Family Cemetery. Military graveside services will be by the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be made to the North Fork Rescue Squad or the Circleville Fire Department.  From 16 Aug 2004.

Juanita H. Sponaugle
Juanita Harper Sponaugle, 88, a resident of Sullivan’s Crossing community, Elkins, and a patient at the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington, departed this life Friday evening, Feb, 6, 2004, at Broaddus Hospital in Philippi. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Juanita Harper Sponaugle.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Feb 2003.

Juanita H. Sponaugle
Juanita Harper Sponaugle, 88, a resident of the Sullivans Crossing community, Elkins, and a patient at the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington, departed this life Friday evening, Feb. 6, 2004, at the Broaddus Hospital at Philippi. She had been in declining health.
She was born Friday, Sept. 10, 1915, at Circleville, the daughter of the late Owen Harper and Osie Nelson Harper.
On Nov. 5, 1936, at Oakland, Md., she married Willard Mason Sponaugle, who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2000.
Surviving are one sister-in-law, Jean Dove and husband, Ray, of Petersburg; two brothers-in-law, Willis Turner and Billy Turner; several nieces and nephews; special survivors, Warden Heltzel and wife, Letha, of Milan, Ohio, and Harry “June” Heltzel and wife, Sally, of Bristol, Va., as Juanita and Willard had kept Harry and Warden in their home as though they were their own sons.
Juanita was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were two brothers, Conley and Cranston Harper; and three sisters, Nellie Shrader, Cornelia and Reva Harper; and a special friend, Allen Young.
She was a graduate of Circleville High School with the class of 1935, was a member of the Circleville United Methodist Church, had worked for the Fairchild Aircraft Co. at Hagerstown, Md., and briefly at a Candy Shoppe at Seattle, Wash. In later years she was certified as a nurse’s assistant and was employed by local health care centers.
Juanita was a kind and caring individual who had numerous friends in Pendleton and Randolph counties. She was a hard worker, enjoyed helping others and was loved and admired by all whose lives she touched.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Heltzel families express their appreciation to Dr. San Pablo and the staff and nurses of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center for their care of Juanita. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Juanita Harper Sponaugle. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 10 Feb 2004.

Howard Springer
Howard Rex Springer, 80, a resident of 7 Fifth St. in Philippi, passed away at 5:23 a.m., Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in Mansfield Place, Broaddus Hospital.
He was born Feb. 12, 1923, at Clarksburg, a son of the late John E. and Flora Wells Springer. He was united in marriage on Dec. 30, 1948, to the former Hilda Schwirian, who survives.
Also surviving is one son, Jeffrey W. Springer of Philippi.
He was preceded in death by five sisters, Octavia Layfield, Uneda Jones, Edith Means, Nellie Haller and Ada Thompson; and three brothers, Billie Springer, Oscar Springer and Wray Springer.
He was a retired X-ray assembleman with Westinghouse C.G.R. Medical Corp. at Baltimore, Md. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army, was a member of the American Legion Post 44 and attended the Philippi Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Springer’s request for cremation will be honored. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Wright Funeral Home Service.  From 24 Jan 2004.

Ruth A. Stackpole
Ruth A. Stackpole, 75, of Holbrook Nursing Home in Buckhannon, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home of Buckhannon.
She was born March 26, 1929, in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Lemmie Hess and Belle Pyles Hess.
On Sept. 4, 1956, she was married to Damon Paul Stackpole, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1973.
Surviving are three daughters, Donna Gay and husband, Charles, of Buckhannon, Debra Drost and husband, Michael, of French Creek, and Mary Rosencrance and husband, Ray, of Buckhannon; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was a bookkeeper and store owner and attended Buckhannon Alliance Church.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 2 p.m Tuesday. Pastor Jack Bohman will officiate and interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park.  From 11 Oct 2004.

Violet E. Staley
Violet Elizabeth Staley, 75, of Rock Cave, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Ezra Wyatt and Linda Riley Wyatt.
She was united in marriage on July 3, 1963, to Paul D. Staley, who preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1977.
She is survived by four daughters, Dianna Staton of Adrian, Faye Staley of French Creek, Mae Tenney of Buckhannon and Shirley Burr of Sago; a special grandson, Edward Reed; 57 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four brothers, Robert Wyatt, Henry Wyatt and George Wyatt, all of Wildcat; and Laef Wyatt of Ohio; one sister, Jean Mullins of Ohio; and a very special friend, Tina Sprouse.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Aegan; one granddaughter, Sara Reed Powers; and two sisters.
Mrs. Staley was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Heavner officiating. Interment will follow in the Indian Camp Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel Inc. with the arrangements for Violet Elizabeth Staley.  From 12 Aug 2004.

Carlton Stalnaker
Carlton Warren “Rusty” Stalnaker, 36, of Lewisburg and formerly of Mill Creek, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 18, 2004, at Greenbrier Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  From 19 Feb 2004.

Carlton W. Stalnaker
Carlton Warren “Rusty” Stalnaker, 36, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at his home in Lewisburg of an apparent heart attack.
He was born July 31, 1967, in Randolph County, the son of Charles and Dorothy Stalnaker of Mill Creek.
He was married to Melissa Christian, who survives at Lewisburg.
Also surviving is one son, Blake Stalnaker, at home; one brother, Charles Stalnaker and wife, Linda, of Elkins; four sisters, Edna Mae Tacy and husband, Bob, of Huttonsville, and Bobbi Stalnaker, Debbie Smith and husband, Paul, and Carla Riegel and husband, Mark, all of Mill Creek; three nieces, Tina Tacy, Karrah Riegel and Claire Smith; and four nephews, Robert Tacy II, Paul Smith III, Jonathan Riegel and Keith Holsberry.
Preceding him in death were one sister, Theresa Lynn Stalnaker; and a special aunt, Claire Mae Stalnaker.
Rusty was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School and a U.S. Army combat veteran of the Gulf War. He served as a sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division.
He worked as a correctional officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins, and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Enon Baptist Church in Frankford with the Rev. Steve Barnett officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.  From 20 Feb 2004.

Charles W. Stalnaker
Charles Warren "Red" Stalnaker, 87, a well-known Randolph County farmer and a resident of the Mill Creek-Valley Bend Road, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Monday,  Nov. 15, 2004, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Charles Warren "Red" Stalnaker.  From 15 Nov 2004.

Charles W. Stalnaker
Charles Warren “Red” Stalnaker, 87, a well-known Randolph County farmer for 60 years and a resident of the Mill Creek-Valley Bend Road, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, on his farm he loved and worked until three months ago.
He was born July 29, 1917, at Valley Bend, a son of the late Frances Terril Stalnaker and Edna Ellen Phares Stalnaker.
He was the loving husband of Dorothy Williams Stalnaker for 59 years, who survives at Mill Creek.
Also surviving is a son, Charley Stalnaker and wife, Linda, of Elkins; four daughters, Edna Mae Tacy and husband, Bob, of Huttonsville, Bobbi Stalnaker, Debbie Smith and husband, Paul, and Carla Riegel and husband, Mark, all of Mill Creek; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Stalnaker; six grandchildren, Tina Tacy and fiance, Butch Townsend, Robert Tacy, Paul Smith III and wife, Johanna, Karrah Riegel, Jonathan Riegel and Blake Christian Stalnaker; two great-grandchildren, Keith Holsberry and Claire Marie Smith; and a foster brother, Vic Phares.
Two brothers, George and Carroll Stalnaker; a sister, Claire Mae Stalnaker; a niece, Lee Ann Stalnaker Shears; an infant daughter, Teresa Lynn Stalnaker; and a son, Carlton W. “Rusty” Stalnaker, also preceded him in death.
“Red” was born and raised on the family farm he called his home throughout his life. He served his county as a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II obtaining the rank of platoon sergeant. He participated in the battle of Guam, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima where he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a Protestant by faith, a wonderful father and grandfather and will be sadly missed.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank Long and the Rev. Frank Collier officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman where the presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hospice, 1410 Crime Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mr. Stalnaker. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Warren “Red” Stalnaker.  From 16 Nov 2004. 

Charles W. Stalnaker
Charles Warren “Red” Stalnaker, 87, a well-known Randolph County farmer for 60 years and a resident of the Mill Creek-Valley Bend Road, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, on his farm he loved and worked until three months ago.
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 1 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank Long and the Rev. Frank Collier officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman where the 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 Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520 in memory of Mr. Stalnaker. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins Is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Warren “Red” Stalnaker.  From 17 Nov 2004.

Lula Belle Stalnaker
Lula Belle Stalnaker, 84, a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, formerly of Belington, died Friday evening, March 26, 2004, in the convalescent center following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 3, 1919, at Belington, the daughter of the late Charles and Barbara Gouer Ware.
Her husband, Edward Elwood Stalnaker, preceded her in death in 1988.
Surviving are one son, Edward Hugh Stalnaker and wife, Donna, of Natural Bridge, Va.; one daughter, Judy Carol Jones and husband, Gary, of New Port Richey, Fla.; four grandchildren, Dennis Jones, Tina Sharps, Toby Stalnaker and Timothy Stalnaker; and four great-grandchildren, Alison and Sydney Stalnaker and Trevor and Tyler Stalnaker.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Blackwell and Bessie Noell; and by five brothers, Coleman Ware, Orvey Ware, Cecil Ware, Ralph Ware and an infant brother, Jesse Ware.
Mrs. Stalnaker was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Boyce officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinity Cemetery. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 29 Mar 2004.

Nellie Stalnaker
Nellie Virginia Collett Stalnaker, 92, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Thursday evening, Feb. 5, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. Death was attributed to cardiac arrest.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Nellie Virginia Collett Stalnaker.
www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 6 Feb 2004.

Nellie Stalnaker
Nellie Virginia Collett Stalnaker, 92, a lifelong resident of Elkins, departed this life Thursday evening, Feb. 5, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. She had been a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born, Friday, April 7, 1911, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Emmitt Collett and Stella Collett. She was married at Oakland, Md., to Elmer Vendle Stalnaker, who preceded her in death during May of 1993. They had celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy George and husband, Harold “Jack,” of Elkins; two sons, David Stalnaker and wife, Margaret, and Neil Stalnaker and wife, Isabella, all of Elkins; one sister, Elsie Snyder, a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center in Elkins; one half brother, June Isner of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren, Jacqueline Dawn Stalnaker Swinea of Birmingham, Ala., Morris Neil Stalnaker of Tokyo, Japan, and Jeffery David Stalnaker of Elkins; and four great-grandchildren, Louis Neil Stalnaker, Ariana Stalnaker, Matthew Stalnaker and Christopher Stalnaker, all of Elkins.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were two sons, Donald V. Stalnaker and Edward Stalnaker; one daughter, Betty Stalnaker; and five sisters, Vangie Bailey, Clara Smith, Eileen Collett, Marie Wilburn and Katherine Rigdon.
In 1933, she and her husband built the Log Cabin Inn on U.S. 33 east, which they sold in 1945. She was then employed for several years at Joseph’s Newsstand and the BookMart in Elkins.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Walter H. Blough will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Nellie Virginia Collett Stalnaker.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 7 Feb 2004. 

Virginia E. Stalnaker
Virginia E. Stalnaker, 93, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Wednesday evening, Aug. 25, 2004, at The Inn at Chestnut Hill in Columbus, Ohio. Death was unexpected.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Virginia E. Stalnaker. Sympathy expressions may be made at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Aug 2004.

Virginia E. Stalnaker
Virginia Eskew Stalnaker, 93, until the year 2000 a resident of Beverly Pike and then of Colonial Place, Elkins, and since earlier this year a resident of Columbus, Ohio, departed this life on Wednesday evening, Aug. 25, 2004, at The Inn of Chestnut Hill in Columbus, Ohio. Death was unexpected.
Mrs. Stalnaker was born on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1910, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late David W. and Mary M. Schrader Eskew.
In 1935, she married H.B. Stalnaker, a well-known principal and teacher, with whom she celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 2000 before he preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2001.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Stalnaker was also preceded in death by one sister, Osa Sharp; and by three brothers, Cecil, Raymond, and Maxwell Eskew. Surviving are her daughters, Virginia Elizabeth Larese and her husband, Joseph W., of Columbus, Ohio, and Judith Ann Lukowski and her husband, Michael J., of Gainesville Fla.; one brother Clyde Eskew, and one half-sister, Mary Schnader and her husband, John, all of Lisbon, Ohio; one stepsister, Maxine Duvall and her husband, Harold, of Columbiana, Ohio; her grandchildren, Dottie Hursey and husband, Gehrig, of Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Col. Scott Larese and his wife, Julie, of Fort Rucker, Ala., Capt. Jeremy Lukowski and his wife, April, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Rebecca and Zach Lukowski, both of Gainesville, Fla.; her great-grandchildren, Gracie and Gabrielle Hursey and Allison and Andrea Larese, all of Columbus, Ohio. Survivors also include several nieces and nephews, including Bill Goddin and his wife, Anita, Vonda Shipman and her husband, Richard, Virgil Eskew, and Dick Goddin and his wife, Margaret, all of the Elkins area, Tom Hume and his wife, Sandy, of Columbus, Ohio, and Bob Hume and his wife, Marcia, of Raleigh, N.C.
She was a graduate of Lisbon High School in Lisbon, Ohio, and in 1934, Mrs. Stalnaker graduated from the Elkins City Hospitals School of Nursing. During the late 1960s she worked as a night supervisor at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.
In addition to her roles of wife, mother and nurse, she was a member of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins and always found time to aid the needy citizens of her community.
She helped organize and distribute the first federal food project for surplus commodities in Randolph County and worked with the program as a volunteer for many years. She worked for Tyrand Cooperative Ministries and for the Salvation Army for more than 50 years and headed the project for most of that time.
Mrs. Stalnaker was selected as Woman of the Year in 1990 by the Elkins Business and Professional Women’s Club. That same year, she received a certificate of commendation from Arthur Howard, regional service unit director of the Salvation Army, which cited her as exhibiting exceptional qualities of leadership and integrity, for her distinguished achievements for the betterment of her community, and for 50 years of unselfish dedication in helping others in their time of need.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Saturday from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. The Rev. Donald L. Lockhart will officiate and interment will follow in Valley View Cemetery in Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Virginia Eskew Stalnaker. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Aug 2004.

Virginia E. Stalnaker
Virginia Eskew Stalnaker, 93, until the year 2000 a resident of Beverly Pike and then of Colonial Place, Elkins, and since earlier this year a resident of Columbus, Ohio, departed this life on Wednesday evening, Aug. 25, 2004, at The Inn of Chestnut Hill in Columbus, Ohio. Death was unexpected.
Mrs. Stalnaker was born on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1910, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late David W. and Mary M. Schrader Eskew.
In 1935, she married H.B. Stalnaker, a well-known principal and teacher, with whom she celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in 2000 before he preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2001.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Stalnaker was also preceded in death by one sister, Osa Sharp; and by three brothers, Cecil, Raymond and Maxwell Eskew. Surviving are her daughters, Virginia Elizabeth Larese and her husband, Joseph W., of Columbus, Ohio, and Judith Ann Lukowski and her husband, Michael J., of Gainesville Fla.; one brother Clyde Eskew, and one half sister, Mary Schnader and her husband, John, all of Lisbon, Ohio; one stepsister, Maxine Duvall and her husband, Harold, of Columbiana, Ohio; her grandchildren, Dottie Hursey and husband, Gehrig, of Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Col. Scott Larese and his wife, Julie, of Fort Rucker, Ala., Capt. Jeremy Lukowski and his wife, April, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Rebecca and Zach Lukowski, both of Gainesville, Fla.; her great-grandchildren, Gracie and Gabrielle Hursey and Allison and Andrea Larese, all of Columbus, Ohio. Survivors also include several nieces and nephews, including Bill Goddin and his wife, Anita, Vonda Shipman and her husband, Richard, Virgil Eskew and Dick Goddin and his wife, Margaret, all of the Elkins area, Tom Hume and his wife, Sandy, of Columbus, Ohio, and Bob Hume and his wife, Marcia, of Raleigh, N.C.
She was a graduate of Lisbon High School in Lisbon, Ohio, and in 1934, Mrs. Stalnaker graduated from the Elkins City Hospitals School of Nursing. During the late 1960s she worked as a night supervisor at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center.
In addition to her roles of wife, mother and nurse, she was a member of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins and always found time to aid the needy citizens of her community.
She helped organize and distribute the first federal food project for surplus commodities in Randolph County and worked with the program as a volunteer for many years. She worked for Tyrand Cooperative Ministries and for the Salvation Army for more than 50 years and headed the project for most of that time.
Mrs. Stalnaker was selected as Woman of the Year in 1990 by the Elkins Business and Professional Women’s Club. That same year, she received a certificate of commendation from Arthur Howard, regional service unit director of the Salvation Army, which cited her as exhibiting exceptional qualities of leadership and integrity, for her distinguished achievements for the betterment of her community, and for 50 years of unselfish dedication in helping others in their time of need.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins today from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. The Rev. Donald L. Lockhart will officiate and interment will follow in Valley View Cemetery in Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Virginia Eskew Stalnaker. Sympathy expressions may be made to: www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 28 Aug 2004.

Dana Starcher
Dana Starcher, 82, a patient in the Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home in Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2004, in the nursing home.
He was born June 8, 1921, in Webster Springs, the son of the late Lee and Eva Dale Starcher.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by two sisters, Lora and Edith Channell.
Mr. Starcher was a truck driver for the West Virginia Department of Highways prior to his retirement. He was a Protestant by faith and attended the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Cowger Cemetery near Monterville. The Rev. Robert Baer will officiate and interment will follow. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dana Starcher.  From 18 Mar 2004.

Leonard A. Starcher
Leonard A. Starcher, 85, a resident of Canal Fulton, Ohio, for the past 35 years, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2004, in an Ohio hospital.
Born Feb. 8, 1919, in Webster Springs, he was the son of the late Leland and Alcie Woods Starcher.
He was raised by his sister, Genevieve Doyle, due to his mother’s death when he was 18 days old.
He was thrice married. With his first wife, Adeline, he had two sons, Lenny and Greg Starcher, who survive. He then married the former Alice Riggleman, with whom he had two daughters, Darlene Jones and husband, Paul, and Pam Brady and husband, Steve, all of Akron, Ohio. Mary Jane Breeson, his third wife, preceded him in death in February 2004.
In addition to his two sons and daughters, he is survived by four stepchildren, Janice Breeson, Marilyn Zaleski, James Breeson and Mary “Susie” Weldon; one brother, Ralph Starcher of Virginia; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gene and Gatha Riggleman of Elkins.
Also surviving are five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, 17 stepgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wives were one son, Lenny Starcher; two sisters, Genevieve Doyle and Ruth McNeely; two half sisters, Lora Channell and Edith Channell; one brother, Clarence Starcher; and one half brother, Dana Starcher.
Leonard retired from Babcock and Wilcox in Ohio. He formerly worked as a coal miner and was employed at Hickory Lick before moving to Ohio.
He was a veteran and served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Canal Fulton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9795.
Private military graveside services were conducted by Canal Fulton VFW Post 9795 at Union Cemetery in Canal Fulton, Ohio, and interment followed. The Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home in Ohio was in charge of the arrangements. This announcement has been brought to you through the courtesy of the F.E. Runner Funeral Home.  From 26 Mar 2004.

Clifton Starkey
Clifton Starkey, 78, of the Tennerton community near Buckhannon, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at New Hope Personal Care in Hodgesville.
He was born April 21, 1926, in Ivanhoe, the son of the late Jessie Cecil and Eula Eskew Starkey.
He is survived by his wife, Mamie Woody Starkey of the Tennerton community.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Carol Jo Tenney, Clifton Starkey Jr. and wife, Bonnie, Tip Starkey and wife, Debbie, and Tish Jackson and husband, Tinker, and Tracy Wiles, all of Buckhannon, and Tammy Trump and husband, Jeff, of Charleston; 14 grandchild; 22 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Johanna Riffle of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Nila Sampter of Mt. Airy, N.C.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Olin Starkey, Jesse Starkey and Dick Starkey.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was co-owner of Modern Manufacturing in Buckhannon.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion, Franklin Lodge No. 7 AF & AM and the Shriners of Wheeling.
He was a member of the Tallmansville Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Mark Davis will officiate and interment will follow in Upshur County Memorial Park. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Clifton Starkey.   From 20 Oct 2004.

Cam Starr
Cam Floyd Starr, 78, a resident of Huttonsville and a former resident of Valley Head, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 8, 2004, at his home.
He was born Jan. 15, 1926, at Bear Mountain, the son of the late Percy Jackson Starr and the late Georgia Ann Hardman Starr.
He was married to Anna Marjorie Hite Starr, who preceded him in death in February 2002.
Surviving are four sons, Billy Starr of Beverly, Robert Starr of Lompoc, Calif., Bradley Starr of Elkins and Cam Starr Jr. of Beverly; one daughter, Brenda Starr of Huttonsville; one sister, Captolia Ruth Edmond of Elkins; and nine grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Paul Starr and Charles Starr; and one sister, Clara Belle Toumayan.
Mr. Starr was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Marines. He was a retired coal miner and worked for the Hickory Lick and Pittston Coal companies.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
At the request of the deceased, his remains will be cremated. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Cam Floyd Starr.  From 10 Aug 2004.

Margaret Stell
Margaret “Margie” Stell, 66, of 42 Reger Ave., Buckhannon, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born Oct. 18, 1937, in Weston, the daughter of the late Reynolds Morrison and Thelma Mayle Morrison.
On July 26, 1959, she was married to Robert Stell, who survives.
Surviving are two daughters, Sonja Snyder and husband, Johnny, of Buckhannon and Robin Neufer and husband, Darrell, of Clinton, Conn.; one son, Robert “Bobby” Stell and wife, Lori, of Buckhannon; one brother, Gale Morrison of Blythe, Ga.; and seven grandchildren, Jay and Robby Snyder, Rachel, Kayla and Drew Neufer and Megan and Trey Stell.
She was the co-owner of Skateland since 1959 and was the co-owner of Town & Country Glass Co. Inc. since 1962.
She was the past president of the Buckhannon Jaycettes and was associated with the March of Dimes. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Ralph Miller and the Rev. Dale Neufer will officiate and interment will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.  From 27 Sep 2004.

Bertha Stemple
Bertha Elizabeth Knarr Stemple, 90, a former resident of Parsons and a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life early Monday morning, Feb. 9, 2004, at the center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons for Bertha Elizabeth Knarr Stemple.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Feb 2004.

Bertha Stemple
Bertha Elizabeth Knarr Stemple, 90, a former resident of Parsons and a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life early Monday morning, Feb. 9, 2004, at the center.
She was born March 31, 1913, in Mannington, the daughter of the late Orrien A. Knarr and Ida Miller Knarr.
On May 9, 1936, she was married to Paul Clifford Stemple, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Frederick Cline Stemple and wife, Sue, of Alaska; two daughters, Ida “Jane” Mannon and husband, Alvah, of Walnotport, Pa., and Betty Jo Stemple Sanders of Lula, Ga.; one half sister, Alice Johnson of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and Oscar Knarr; and two sisters, Zettie White and Minnie Knaggs.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Riverview Chapel Church at Porterwood.
She loved bowling.
The family will receive friends a the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 11 a.m. Friday. Pastor Dick Gadd and Pastor Peg Harris Fansler will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home in Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Bertha Elizabeth Knarr Stemple. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 11 Feb 2004.

Leo Stemple
Leo Stemple, 93, of Aurora, passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland, Md.
Friends will be received at the Aurora Memorial Building from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and at the Aurora Methodist Church Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the funeral hour. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 11 Aug 2004.

Barbara L. Stewart
Barbara L. Stewart, 72, passed away Monday, April 26, 2004, in the Heritage Center in Huntington.
She was born in Philippi on May 9, 1931, the daughter of the late Melvin R. and Gladys Sincel Woodford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Stewart, who passed away on Feb. 16, 1997. They were united in marriage on Oct. 11, 1953.
Surviving are two daughters, Melanie Hoffman of Huntington and Jamie Burke of Parsons, Kan.; two grandchildren, Aaron and Allison Burke of Parsons, Kan.; one brother, Melvin R. Woodford of Cherry Hill Road, Philippi; one sister, Carolyn Waddell of Philippi; three nephews, Michael Beatty of Arlington, Va., the Rev. Stephen Beatty of Somers Point, N.J., and Thomas Beatty of Philadelphia, Pa.; and one great-niece, Rochal Beatty of Somers Point, N.J.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Beatty Wagner; one granddaughter and one nephew.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church at Fairmont where she had been active in many areas of the church. Recently she attended St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Bridgeport.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, on Friday from 9:30 p.m. until 11 a.m., the service hour. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Rockwood officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The casket will remain closed. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 28 Apr 2004.

Janet L. Stewart
Janet Lang Stewart, 66, of Dyersburg, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Elkins, the daughter of the late Hal and Thelma Lang.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles Stewart.
Surviving are three sons, Chad Stewart and Eric Stewart, both of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Paul Stewart of Newbern, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Jacob Stewart and Dylan Paige Stewart.
She was a registered nurse and homemaker. She graduated from the University of Virginia and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. today at the Dyersburg Funeral Home. The Rev. Wade Cox officiated and interment followed in Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Hal Williams, Brian Borden, Jonathan Campbell, Hirchie Schaffner, Mike Dietrich and Woodson Farmer. Memorial donations may be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, 2320 Bath St., Suite 315, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93105.  From 24 Feb 2004.

Junior O. Stewart
Junior Oat Stewart, 74, a former resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of 140 1/2 East Grand River, Brighton, Mich., departed this life early Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, 2004, at Brighton, Mich. He had been in declining health.
He was born Friday, April 25, 1930, at Elkins, the son of the late Emery Stewart and Beulah Shreve Stewart.
On Aug. 21, 1952, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Joyce Ann Moore, who preceded him in death on June 15, 1977.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Radcliff and husband, Bill, of Beverly, Robin Simmons and husband, Jerry, of the Glenmore community, Elkins; his loving companion, Loretta Nelson of Brighton, Mich.; one stepdaughter, Beverly Canfield and husband, Harry, of Montrose; one brother, Charles Stewart of Beverly; four sisters, Louise Mallow of Elkins, Ruth Corley of Madison, Patricia Swecker of Kingwood, and Carolyn Stewart of Elkins; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife are one brother, William “Bud” Stewart; one sister, Mildred Triplett; and two great-grandsons, Dallas and Ryan Lloyd.
Junior was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1949. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. He had worked for Labcraft for four years, Allegheny Lumber Company for 30 years and Gordon Food Service in Michigan for 10 years, retiring in 1995.
He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2344 and the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Walter H. Blough will officiate and interment will follow at the American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale, where H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Junior Oat Stewart. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Sep 2004.

Junior Oat Stewart
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Walter H. Blough will officiate and interment will follow at the American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale, where H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Junior Oat Stewart. Sympathy expressions may be made to: www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 17 and 18 Sep2004.

V. Annette Stewart
Virginia Annette Stewart, 81, of Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Circleville Presbyterian Church. Basagic Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 17 Feb 2004.

Dolly Pritt Stone
Dolly Pritt Stone, 89, of 710 Buckhannon Manor, died in Holbrook Nursing Center on Wednesday, March 3, 2004.
She was born on Feb. 6, 1915, in Randolph County, the daughter of the late Emmaline Rowan Pritt and Branch Pritt.
She was married to the late Edward A. Stone in Boston, Mass., on July 8, 1934.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Frances W. Allender, Dorothy Pritt and Dena Pritt; and one brother, Dorris Pritt.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Some special surviving cousins include Minnie Boserman of Norton, Ina VanGilder of Shinnston and Carolyn Sue Carr of Clarksburg. Her caregiver of many years, Mary Butcher of Buckhannon, was a special friend to Dolly.
She will be missed by many who received cards from her on special occasions and holidays. While confined to a wheelchair for many years and in constant pain, she never lost her sense of humor or love for those with whom she came in contact.
She was a Presbyterian by faith and was educated in Elkins schools where her mother was a teacher.
There will be no viewing or visitation since Mrs. Stone donated her body to the Human Gift Registry in Morgantown.  From 8 Mar 2004. 

Edith Stonebraker
E. Edith Stonebraker, 90, of 8 Franklin St., Buckhannon, died at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at her residence.
She was born June 25, 1914, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Ishamel and Mary B. Cutright.
She was married to William H. “Stoney” Stonebraker, who preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1987.
Surviving are one daughter, Karen and Robert H. Waggy, Buckhannon; one grandson, Robert H. and Kimberly Waggy, Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the Church of the Transfiguration Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Debra Rankin officiating. Interment will follow at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.  From 29 Oct 2004.

Raymond E. Stoner
Raymond E. Stone, of Route 250, Dailey, formerly of Clarksburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Stoner was born March 23, 1925, in Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Brady Stoner; one daughter, Phyllis Jean Warder of Statesville, N.C.; one granddaughter, Kimberlee Ann Warder of Statesville, N.C.; and one sister.
He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Mr. Stoner was a member of the Valley Independent Baptist Church and was a member of Clarksburg Lodge No. 52 Loyal Order of the Moose.
Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, Clarksburg, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.legacy.com. Davis Funeral Home.  From 23 Sep 2004.

Howard B. Stout
Howard B. Stout, 88, of Route 4, Mt. Liberty community, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2004, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 8, 1916, at Brushy Fork, Barbour County, a son of the late Lloyd L. and Ola M. Radcliff Stout.
He was united in marriage June 28, 1942, to the former Dorotha Garrett, who preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 1980.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Howard B. “Ben” and wife, Dana Stout II, of Fairmont, Lloyd Warren Stout of Philippi, and Woodrow Alan and wife, Connie Stout, of Street, Md.; one brother, Harry J. and wife, Eva Stout, of Brushy Fork community; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Stout retired from Masketter Co. as a sander and also was a farmer. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army, and was a recipient of the Purple heart.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 9 a.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday, the service hour, with the Rev. Duane Bartrug officiating. Interment will follow in the Barbour County Memorial Cemetery with the American Legion Post 44 conducting full military rites. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 5 Jun 2004. 

Janet K. Stout
Janet K. Stout, 74, of Colonial Heights, Va., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at her residence.
She was a native of Valley Head, the daughter of the late Wesley George and Elva Marie Hannah Arbogast.
She is survived by her husband, Fletcher Stout; two daughters and sons-in-law, Camille S. Mickelboro and husband, William, of Chester, Va., and Sandra S. Owen and husband, James, of Colonial Heights, Va.; one son, Kim D. Stout of Hopewell, Va.; one brother, Dwayne R. Arbogast and wife, Mary, of Powhatan, Va.; and two grandchildren, Matthew Mickelboro and Meghann Mickelboro.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Colonial Heights chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Va., with the Rev. Steve Felker officiating. The family will receive friends following the service until 8:30 p.m. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Valley Head Cemetery at Valley Head. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Crater Community Hospice, 840 W. Roslyn Road, Colonial Heights, Va. 23834, the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058, or the Arthritis Foundation, 1330 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga. 30309.  From 21 Sep 2004. 

Hazel Strawderman
Hazel Evelyn Phillips Strawderman, 92, a resident of Donahue Street, Parsons, and more recently a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, departed this life Sunday afternoon, May 30, 2004, at the home following an extended illness.
She was born Friday, Dec. 15, 1911, at Mt. Zion in Barbour County, the daughter of the late Mack John Phillips Sr. and Anna Belle Martin Phillips.
On April 20, 1929, at Red House, Md., she was married to Morris Berkley “Buck” Strawderman, who preceded her in death on July 17, 1992. They celebrated 63 years of marriage.
Surviving are one son, Ernest D. Strawderman and wife, Toni, of Manassas, Va.; one daughter, Emma Jean Moore and husband, Samuel, of Philippi; one daughter-in-law, Gayle Strawderman of St. George; one sister-in-law, Lula Wilfong; and one brother-in-law, Shirley Martin; 12 grandchildren, Sandra, Larry, Brenda, Dina, Eric, Katrina, Karla, Angie, Steve, Jason, Gabrielle and Renee; 27 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by one son, Morris G. Strawderman; two brothers, Mack John Phillips Jr.; and one infant brother.
She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She loved to quilt and sew.
She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church of Parsons.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Leon Hevener and the Rev. John Morrison 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 Hazel Evelyn Phillips Strawderman. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 1 Jun 2004. 

May Streets
May Godwin Streets, 86, a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, departed this life Tuesday evening, April 20, 2004, at the nursing home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons for May Godwin Streets. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 21 Apr 2004.

May Streets
May Godwin Streets, 86, a resident of the Pifer Mountain community and more recently of Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, departed this life Tuesday evening, April 20, 2004, at the nursing home. She had been in declining health.
She was born Thursday, Oct. 18, 1917, at St. George, the daughter of the late Clarence Joseph “Joe” Godwin and “Ina” Pearl Nestor Godwin.
She was married to John William “Bill” Streets, who preceded her in death during 1958.
Surviving are two sons, William Dorsey “Bill” Streets and wife, Margie, of Elkins, and Cecil Junior Streets and wife, Mary, of Kempton; three daughters, Dottie G. Snyder and husband, Bill, of Hambleton, Dora “Jean” Poling of Elkins and Patty Sue Snyder and husband, Terry, of Ashland City, Tenn.; one brother, Denny Godwin and wife, Doris, of St. George; two sisters, Edith Nestor of Montrose and Iva “Dolly” Summerfield of Parsons; 20 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were two sons, Asa Morris “Sonny” Streets and Bobby Dale Streets; three half brothers, John Alva Shahan, Johnny Eugene Godwin and Steven Godwin; and two sisters, Sylvia Summerfield and Ruth Bohon.
She attended the one-room school at Brushy Fork. She was a homemaker and member of the Pifer Mountain Church at St. George.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. On Friday morning, Mrs. Streets will be moved to the Pifer Mountain Methodist Church in St. George, where friends may call from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow in Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for May Godwin Streets. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Apr 2004.

Bonnie L. Stull
Bonnie L. Stull, 59, of Durbin, passed away Friday, May 21, 2004, at home after a short illness.
Friends will be received at 6 p.m. today at the Thornwood Community Church where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  From 24 May 2004.

Oliver C. Stump
Oliver C. Stump, 93, of Petersburg, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday.   From 12 Oct 2004.

Furl H. Sturm
Furl Howard Sturm, 88, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, in the Hope Hospice Hospital in Fort Myers following an extended illness.
He was born March 28, 1916, at Glady, Randolph County, the son of the late Russell J. and Bessie Mae Ogden Sturm.
On Jan. 18, 1945, he married the former Virginia Bell Decker, who survives at Fort Myers, Fla.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Debra Lynn and Daniel Heselton of Cape Coral, Fla.; two grandsons, Collin Gray and fiancee, Lucinda, and Dallas Heselton; one great-grandson, Victor Gray; one brother, Woodrow Sturm of Citrus Heights, Calif.; and three sisters, Waunita Pitt of Garden City, S.C.; Bessie Ruth Moore of Warren, Ohio, and Madge O’Hara of Dailey.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Schmidt; and by four brothers, Harry Sturm, Hartsel Sturm, James "Jim" Sturm and Richard Gary Sturm.
Mr. Sturm was a retired air policeman with the U.S. Air Force. Following retirement from the military, he served as an airport policeman at the Tampa International Airport.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 5 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. Doyle N. Rider officiating. Barbour Post 44 American Legion will provide military honors. Following services, Mr. Sturm’s remains will be cremated, according to his wishes. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 9 Jul 2004.

Manoka Stump
Manoka Pearl Greenlief Stump, 89, a resident of Buckhannon, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Mrs. Stump was born Jan. 7, 1915, at Little Trace Run, Braxton County, a daughter of the late Murch and Bertha Shock Greenlief.
She married Telford Harold "Ted" Stump, who passed away Aug. 13, 1968.
Surviving are four sons, Gene Stump and wife, Mary, of Buckhannon, Mike Stump and wife, Loretta, of Indiana, Pa., Ted Stump Jr. and wife, Janet, of Buckhannon, and Greg Stump and wife, Fay, of Weirton; two daughters, Patty Hall and husband, Bud, of Buckhannon and Joyce Gregory and husband, Jim, of Buckhannon; 13 grandchildren, Debbie Stump, Tony Stump and wife, Martha, Timmy Stump and wife, LaVonne, Teddy Stump and wife, Charlene, Tommy Stump and wife, Gail, Robbie Stump and wife, Jessica, Jenni Stump, Teddy Stump, Kara Stump, Gregory Stump and wife, Rebekah, Jim Gregory and wife, Diane, Ted Hall, and Nicole Sergent and husband, Brent; 12 great-grandchildren, Andrew Stump, Patrick Stump, Cameron Stump, Joshua Stump, Nicholas Stump, Nina Stump, Brittany Stump, Katie Stump, Ashley Hall, Brittany Gregory, Carly Gregory and Gabriella Sergent; three stepgrandchildren, Natasha Peck, Mark Peck and Patrick Peck; and one stepgreat-grandchild, Paige Carson.
She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Allison Stump.
Mrs. Stump retired from Farm Fresh Inc. She was a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Gary Stackpole will officiate and interment will follow at Upshur County Memorial Park. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of arrangements for Manoka Pearl Greenlief Stump.  From 10 Jul 2004.

Bradley Sturdivant
Bradley Neil Sturdivant, 44, of Madison, Va., formerly of Norton, died Monday, July 13, 2004, at his residence.
Born Dec. 3, 1959, in Elkins, he was the son of the late Freda F. Sturdivant.
He was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Oak Park, Va., a graduate of Coalton High School and a graduate of Fairmont State College.
He is survived by his father, Jack E. Sturdivant of Mabie; his wife, Donna M. Sturdivant of Madison, Va.; one daughter, Cayla Marie Sturdivant of Madison, Va.; and two sisters, Janet L. Strawder of Westlake, Ohio, and Constance L. Meredith and husband, Charles, of Glen Allen, Va.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison, Va. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mt. Zion Methodist in Oak Park conducted by the Rev. Kyle Clements, the Rev. Bill Clayton and the Rev. Hazel Eakins with interment in Madison Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 6565 Oak Park Road, Oak Park, Va. 22730.  From 15 Jul 2004.

Elma Ruby Suder
Elma Ruby Suder, 88, a resident of 15 Shawnee Drive, Buckhannon, died at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
She was born Aug. 8, 1916, the daughter of the late Lafie and Izetta Oldaker Sothen.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Norris Suder, whom she married on April 10, 1940; one son, two sisters, two brothers and two grandchildren.
Surviving are one sister, Dessie Everson and husband, Jim, of Mt. Nebo; one son, Freddy Suder and wife, Stacy, of Buckhannon; and one daughter, Lorma Piper and husband, James, of Mt. Nebo. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Elma was a lifelong seamstress and quiltmaker. She was a born-again Christian for more than 70 years and was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.
Viewing will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and burial will be at Rock Springs Cemetery near Kesling Mill. A meal will be served at Wayside Baptist Church following the service. Pastors Don Knotts and Holly Hoover are in charge of the services.  From 21 Oct 2004.

Jeneane V. Suder
Jeneane Virginia Sandy Suder, 65, of Volga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at her home surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Suder was born in Clarksburg on Aug. 18, 1938. She retired after 18 years of service at Eagle Convex Glass Co. in Anmoore.
She was the daughter of the late Glen Everson Sandy and the late Carrie Mae Mohler Sandy.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Glen Everson Sandy Jr.; and one sister, Carol Emogene Boyles.
She was married on Sept. 20, 1953, in Clarksburg, to Garl Arnold Suder. They were married 50 years.
Mrs. Suder is survived by her husband, Arnold; and her six children: her daughter, Vicky Denise Lowther and husband, Gene, of Williamsport, Md.; her daughter, Deborah Sue Lowther and husband, Kenny, of Volga; her daughter, Cheryl Fay Light and husband, Mike, of Buckhannon; her son, Arnold Keith Suder and his wife, Sheila, of Volga; her daughter Barbara Ann DeMoss and her husband, Randy, of Deerfield, Ohio; and her daughter, Carol Lynn Suder and Tim Harris of Buckhannon.
Mrs. Suder is also survived by one sister, Judith Harris of Philippi; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Church Cemetery at Hodgesville.
"We looked into the eyes of an angel tonight,
A fleeting glimpse as She took flight,
Calm and serene towards Heaven’s embrace.
Called home to reside in God’s loving grace,
No longer earthbound and now gone from sight,
Our angel, still with us, even after her flight,
Guiding and comforting through Her love evermore,
Until our Angel greets us at heaven’s door."  From 6 Jan 2003.

Phyllis R. Sullivan
Phyllis R. Sullivan, 70, a resident of Vector Avenue, Elkins, passed away at 6 a.m. today, Jan. 8, 2004, at her residence from complications of multiple sclerosis.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Phyllis R. Sullivan.   From 9 Jan 2004.

Phyllis R. Sullivan
Phyllis R. Sullivan, 70, a resident of 112 Vector Ave., Elkins, and a resident of Jackson County for many years, passed away at 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at her home from complications of multiple sclerosis.
She was born March 31, 1933, at Valley Head, the daughter of the late Keefer and Minnie Snyder Arbogast.
She was married for 53 years to the Rev. William G. Sullivan, who survives in Elkins.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Andy (Sherry) Jones of Canastota, N.Y., Mrs. Ronnie (Billie Beth) Bonnett and Mrs. Randall (Kathy) Brake, both of Elkins; one foster son, Lewis E. Mahood of Spencer; four grandchildren, Marcus Bailey, Jason Bailey, Amy Chewning and Michael Bonnett; and great-grandchildren, Morgan, Kyatt, Calista, Zachary and Albert; two brothers, Max Arbogast of Stephenville, Texas, and the Rev. Danny Arbogast of Renick; and two stepsisters, Leola Salisbury of Albuquerque, N.M., and Luella Lost of Bridgeport.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Merle Arbogast and Clifford Arbogast.
She was a member of the West Virginia Extension Homemakers for many years where she served in several state and national positions. She was the coordinator of the National Extension Homemakers Conference at West Virginia University in 1976. At the time of death she was a member-at-large of the Randolph County Extension Homemakers.
She was a former employee of Powers Florist at Ripley.
During her lifetime she was actively involved with Tygarts Valley High School. She was an author and an inspiration to those who knew her.
She was a member of the United Methodist church throughout her life and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elkins.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Saturday, she will be moved to the Valley Head United Methodist Church for visitation from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow in the Valley Head Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., PO Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520 in memory of Mrs. Sullivan. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of arrangements for Phyllis R. Sullivan.  From 9 Jan 2003.

Carl W. Summerfield
Carl W. Summerfield, 76, of Canton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in Mercy Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 1, 1928, in Cass, a son of the late Carl and Floda Summerfield.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was self-employed as a painter for 30 years and also had a passion for woodworking and trains. Nothing compared to the love he had for his family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His memory will never be forgotten, especially the times he spent in his favorite chair.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Huffman, Virgil and Neven and his sister who went to be with the Lord as an infant.
Survivors include his wife, Ramona Summerfield, of the home and to whom he was married for 49 years; two sons, Greg and wife, Martha, Summerfield, of Loiusville, Ohio, and Steve and wife, Patty, Summerfield of Canton, Ohio; a daughter, Vickie and husband, Ed, Tucker, of Carrollton, Ohio; one sister, Rhoda Barb, of Marlinton; seven grandchildren, Brandi, Heather, Sabrina, Greg, Jody, Steven and Jessica; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In honoring his wishes, his remains were cremated and a burial of ashes may take place at a later date.  From 2 Nov 2004.

Grace Summerfield
Grace Summerfield, 78, a resident of the Chenoweth Creek community, passed away Thursday afternoon, Sept. 2, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Grace Summerfield.  From 3 Sep 2004.

Grace Summerfield
Grace Summerfield, 78, a resident of the Chenoweth Creek Community, passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Elkins, a daughter of the late William and Minnie Triplett Schoonover.
She was married to Garneth W. Summerfield, who preceded her in death in 1973.
Surviving are three sons, Robert Summerfield and wife, Thelma, Roger Summerfield and wife, Jan, and David Summerfield, all of Elkins; two granddaughters, Teresa Summerfield of Elkins and Amy Roberts and husband, Jeremy, of Morgantown; and a grandson, Doug Summerfield of Beverly.
A brother, Glen Schoonover of Elkins; two sisters, Olive Workman and Ella Doerr, both of Elkins; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Rosemary VanPelt, also survive.
Also preceding her in death were brothers Clifford, Floyd, Della, Asher and Albert and two sisters, Evie Wolfe and Virginia Hornick.
Mrs. Summerfield was a homemaker and enjoyed growing flowers.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert L. Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Arlington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Randolph County Unit, 105 Wilson Lane, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Summerfield. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Grace Summerfield.  From 4 Sep 2004.

Larry Summerfield
Larry S. Summerfield, 56, a resident of New Castle, Del., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003.
He was the son of the late Wilson and Josephine Snider Summerfield.
He is survived by his children, Kerrie Campbell, Jamie Summerfield, Timothy and Jason; one sister, Martha Bailey; two brothers, David and Kevin; and a grandson, Zachary.
Mr. Summerfield was a Vietnam veteran.
A memorial service was held on Dec. 31. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to be made to the VA Medical Center, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Del. 19805. This announcement is a courtesy of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Larry S. Summerfield.   From 7 Jan 2004.

Lelah Summerfield
Lelah Mariah Summerfield, 94, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Blue Rock.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Lelah Mariah Summerfield.  From 8 Mar 2004. 

Lelah Summerfield
Lelah Mariah Goss Summerfield, 94, went to be with her Lord at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2004, at the home of her son, Junior Summerfield, at Blue Rock.
She was born April 8, 1909, at Blue Rock, the daughter of the late John and Madeline Tenney Goss.
On Nov. 29, 1927, she was married to Denver V. Summerfield, who preceded her in death on April 2, 1976.
Surviving are three sons, the Rev. Ralph Summerfield and wife, Mavadell, of Blue Rock, Junior Summerfield and wife, Betty, of Blue Rock, with whom she made her home for the past 14 years, and Ervin Summerfield and wife, Darlene, of Dayton, Md.; one daughter, Thelma Haupt of Annapolis, Md.; one sister, Violet Lacy of Mesa, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Albert, Wilbert and infant James Goss; and seven sisters, Hope Roberts, Nell Leidy, Rena Kittle, Retta Tunning, Elizabeth Huffman and infants Virgie and Rozella Goss. Twin great-grandchildren also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Summerfield was Apostolic by faith, and along with her husband pastored the Welcome Tabernacle Church in Mill Creek. She loved to read her Bible and do quilting, gardening and making crafts.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William McCartney officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Rock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice Care Corp., PO Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lelah Mariah Goss Summerfield.   From 9 Mar 2004.

Clifford L. Summers
Clifford Leo Summers, 89, died at his home at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004.
He was born May 11, 1915, to Avis Dowell and Harry Cleveland Summers.
Reared on farms in Lewis and Upshur counties, he spent most of his life in agriculture and related businesses managing forest and farm lands.
He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and graduated from West Virginia University with the first class in forestry in 1939.
During World War II, he served in a U.S. Navy as a communications officer from 1943 to 1945. He returned as a lieutenant commander after 22 months overseas and remained in the U.S. Navy Reserves until retirement. After retirement from the West Virginia Department of Highways in 1975, he became interested in politics and served as president of the Upshur County Tax Payers Association from 1984 to 1998.
In 1987, he was elected to the West Virginia Legislature as a delegate from Upshur County and served one term. His interest was always “in the success of this great state.”
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Alda Elma Summers; and one son, Richard D. Summers.
Surviving are two sons, Clifford L. Summers II of Concord, N.C., and wife, Sheila, and Gary W. Summers of Buckhannon and wife, Mary; one brother, Harry Commodore Summers of Buckhannon; one sister-in-law, Imogene B. King of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Clifford Joseph, Jonathan L., Jeffrey W. and Alicia Ann Summers; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 20 Sep 2004.

Velma H. Sutton
Velma Helena Sutton, 96, of Durbin, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Sutton was born Nov. 21, 1907, in Durbin and was the daughter of the late James McKendree and Mary Annis Gragg Colaw.
She was a member of the Durbin Church of the Brethren and attended Durbin United Methodist Church.
She was a retired cook for the Durbin Grade School and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Sutton, whom she married on Sept. 7, 1927; her sisters, Monna B. Feather and Virginia Colaw; and two brothers, James Russell Colaw and Arnold J. Colaw.
Surviving are one son, Lake W. Sutton of Cripple Creek, Colo.; one sister, Mary Willa Smith and husband, Bill, of Norfolk, Va.; three brothers, June Colaw and wife, Kathleen, of Durbin, Hayward Colaw of Durbin and Vernon Colaw and wife, Betty, of Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. David Rittenhouse and the Rev. Frank Naglic will officiate and interment will be in Arbovale Cemetery.  From 6 Jan 2003.

Velma H. Sutton
Velma Helena Sutton, 96, of Durbin, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Sutton was born Nov. 21, 1907, in Durbin and was the daughter of the late James McKendree and Mary Annis Gragg Colaw.
She was a member of the Durbin Church of the Brethren and attended Durbin United Methodist Church.
She was a retired cook for the Durbin Grade School and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Sutton, whom she married on Sept. 7, 1927; her sisters, Monna B. Feather and Virginia Colaw; and two brothers, James Russell Colaw and Arnold J. Colaw.
Surviving are one son, Lake W. Sutton of Cripple Creek, Colo.; one sister, Mary Willa Smith and husband, Bill, of Norfolk, Va.; three brothers, June Colaw and wife, Kathleen, of Durbin, Hayward Colaw of Durbin and Vernon Colaw and wife, Betty, of Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. David Rittenhouse and the Rev. Frank Naglic will officiate and interment will be in Arbovale Cemetery.  From 7 Jan 2004.

Gail R. Swecker
Gail Raymond Swecker, 87, a resident of Huttonsville, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Gail Raymond Swecker.  From 30 Dec 2004.

Gail R. Swecker
Gail Raymond Swecker, 87, a resident of Huttonsville, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 12, 1917, at Huttonsville, a son of the late Holt Samuel Swecker and Lucy Marcelia Kittle Swecker.
On March 24, 1941, at Winchester, Va., he was married to the former Elizabeth Ruth Rosencrance, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Betty Jean Linger and husband, Russell Linger Jr., of Huttonsville, one grandson, Rusty Linger and wife, Cindy, and two great-grandchildren, Russ and Alice Linger, all of Huttonsville; one brother, Donald Swecker of Huttonsville; and two sisters, Arlene Brock of Parsons and Betty Schillings of Johnson City, N.Y.
Preceding him in death were five brother and six sisters.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army and attaining the rank of sergeant. He was retired from the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, where he worked as a wild life manager. He was a member of Randolph Lodge 55 AF & AM of Beverly and an active member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church at Becky’s Creek.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Saturday, he will be moved to the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church at Becky’s Creek for visitation from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Verl Simmons, the Rev. Bonnie Starkey and the Rev. Richard Crickard will officiate and interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church, Route 1, Box 42, Huttonsville, W.Va. 26273 or to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520 in memory of Mr. Swecker. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Gail Raymond Swecker.  From 31 Dec 2004.

Mildred E. Swecker
Mildred E. Swecker, 80, of Canton, Ohio, died Monday morning, April 19, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was born on April 6, 1924, in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Matthew and Anna Furmak Suder.
She graduated in 1942 from McKinley High School and served with the U.S. Army WAC Corps during World War II.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Huttonsville Homemakers Club and had attended the Presbyterian Women’s Club.
She was preceded in death by her stepson, David Swecker; two brothers, Steve and Matt Franish; and three sisters, Pearl McVehil, Mary Franish and Rose DeLong.
Mrs. Swecker is survived by her husband, Orville W. Swecker, to whom she was married in 1982; her son, Donald McVehil and wife, Karen, of Canton, Ohio; stepsons, Orville Swecker Jr. and wife, Anita, of Meadville, Pa., and Carl Swecker and wife, Sharon, of Bowden; five stepdaughters, Sue Dean and husband, Ronald, of Harrisonburg, Va., Loretta Burner and husband, Wallace, of Durbin, Nancy Lanham and husband, Delmar, of Huttonsville, Naomi Lanham and husband, Margel, of Mill Creek, and Belinda Toms and husband, Michael, of Huttonsville, 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Bertha Rozlog and Katherine Marchewka, both of Canton, Ohio, and Helen Riffle of Las Vegas, Nev.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Edward Beneleit officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Reed Funeral Home in Canton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries Inc. Bunkhouse Fund, P.O. Box 365, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280.  From 20 Apr 2004.

Irene Swick
Irene Swick, 74, of Livingston Avenue, Elkins, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at her home. She had been in declining health, but death was unexpected.
She was born May 15, 1929, at Lantz, Upshur County, the daughter of the late James Gordon and Sarah Regester McCauley.
On Dec. 24, 1948, she was married to Warren Zember Swick, who preceded her in death on July 1, 1994.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Oghasawara of Tifton, Ga., Helen McGough of Coatsville, Pa., and Sarah “Sue” Bush of Norfolk, Va.; three sons, Roland Larry Swick and James Dennis Swick, with whom she made her home, and Ronald Lee Swick of East Fallowfield, Pa.; one brother, Woodrow McCauley of Elkins; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Swick was also preceded in death by one son, Warren Z. Swick; by two sisters, Mabel Davis and Anna Lou McCauley; and by four brothers, Hartzel McCauley, Russell McCauley, Howard McCauley and Kenneth McCauley.
She was a retired nursing home cook and housekeeper. She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance in Malvern, Pa., and the Faith Chapel Baptist Church in Douglas, Ga.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Atkinson and the Rev. Scott Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinity Cemetery.  The Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 12 Jan 2004.

Ambreliyah J. Sypolt
Ambreliyah Jessie Sypolt, 1 month old, departed this life Monday morning, Dec. 13, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown following a brief illness.
The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ambreliyah Jessie Sypolt. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 14 Dec 2004.

Ambreliyah J. Sypolt
Ambreliyah Jessie Sypolt, 1 month old, departed this life Monday morning, Dec. 13, 2004, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown following a brief illness due to whooping cough.
She was born Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at Fairmont General Hospital at Fairmont, a daughter of Anthony Justin Sypolt and Tracy Rebecca Hardy Sypolt of Rowlesburg.
Surviving are her maternal grandparents, Gary and Glenda Lea Hardy Filler of Parsons; paternal grandparents, Anthony Carl Sypolt of Rowlesburg and Scott and Teresa Shaffer Maxwell of Clarksburg; maternal great-grandmother; Hilda A. Williams of Parsons; paternal great-grandparents, Lois Molisee Shaffer and Carl and Lettie Sypolt, all of Rowlesburg; two uncles, Ames W. “Sonny” Hardy and wife, Crystal, of Parsons and Jeffrey Scott Sypolt and wife, Dawn, of Bayard; and several cousins.
Preceding her in death are her maternal grandfather, Ames Monroe “Smiley” Hardy; great-grandparents, Jack William Shaffer Sr., Donald L. and Dorothy Maxwell, Edith Sypolt, Roy Ames and Iva Belle Gordon Hardy and Percy J. and Ruth Bonner Filler; two great-great-grandparents, Oscar William and Jessie Lee Sponaugle Bodkin; and one stepgreat-grandfather, Walter Williams.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Reed and the Rev. Ken Lake officiating. Interment will follow at Shaffer Family Cemetery at Rowlesburg. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ambreliyah Jessie Sypolt. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Dec 2004. 

Ambreliyah J. Sypolt
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Reed and the Rev. Ken Lake officiating. Interment will follow at Shaffer Family Cemetery at Rowlesburg. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ambreliyah Jessie Sypolt. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.loghbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Dec 2004. 


Ambreliyah J. Sypolt
Ambreliyah Jessie Sypolt, 1 month old, departed this life Monday morning, Dec. 13, 2004, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown following a brief illness due to whooping cough. A memorial service for family and friends will be celebrated at the Parsons Church of the Nazarene on Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Brent Reed and the Rev. Ken Lake will officiate and a reception will follow.  From 18 Dec 2004.

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