2006 Obits: B

2006 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:B

Dominic T. Backus
Infant Dominic Thomas Backus, son of Philip Andrew and Ingrid Jeanette Silvester Backus of Elkins, departed this life at birth, Friday, June 2, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Also surviving are two brothers, Joseph Benjamin “Joey” Backus and Noah Philip Backus, both at home; his paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Bernice Lowry Backus of Elkins; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Idia San Martin Silvester of Elkins; his paternal great-grandmother, Mary Christine Lowry of Hinton; and his maternal great-grandmother, Carmen Barra San Martin of Chile, South America.
Preceding him in death are his paternal great-grandparents, Thomas G. Lowry and Romeo and Gertrude Backus; and his maternal great grandparents, Jose Rumilio San Martin and Romeo and Marie Silvester.
Private graveside services will be conducted at Saint Brendan Catholic Cemetery in Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for infant Dominic Thomas Backus. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Jun 2006.

Jessie M. Bailey
Jessie May Bailey, 96, of Gawthrop Lane in Clarksburg, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 30, 1909, in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late William and Ella Blanche McClaskey Lacy.
On June 24, 1931, she was married to Glory Bailey, who preceded her in death April 17, 1980.
Surviving are five sons, Gene Bailey and his wife, Audra, of Bristol, Gerald Bailey and his wife, Janice, of Sun Valley, Garland Bailey and his wife, Glenda, of Lost Creek, Larry Bailey and his wife, Edna, of Sun Valley and Richard Bailey and his wife, Rita, of Fairmont; one daughter, Sharon Satterfield and her husband, Rusty, of Canaan Valley; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, William “Bill” Lacy and his wife, Virginia, of Morgantown.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Forest Bailey and Louise Lacy.
Mrs. Bailey was a housewife until her children were raised, and she was employed by the Harrison County Board of Education as a cook for 15 years. When she retired from the board of education, she moved to Harmony Valley, where she served as chief chef for 13 years and had input on meals until she went to be with the Lord. She was a member of Wilsonburg Baptist Church.
Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Davis Funeral Home at 1 Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98 in Clarksburg. Funeral services will be at noon Friday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home with the Rev. Greg Blevins officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.davisfunerals.com. Davis Funeral Home.  From 23 Feb 2006.

Lela M. Bailey
Mrs. Lela Mabel Vanscoy Bailey, 77, of Peachland, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at her home.
She was born May 29, 1928, at Kerens, a daughter of the late Alfred J. and Bessie Hansford Vanscoy and had worked as a nurses assistant.
Surviving are her husband, Dennis Ervin Bailey, of the home; her children, Sandra Cecil of Hunker, Pa., Nancy Henderson of Buckhannon, James Johns of Belington, Martha Almond of Pittsboro, N.C., Emily Wilhelm of Roanoke, Va., and Gregory Bailey of Rock Hill, S.C.; and 15 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Louise Bailey.
At her request, she will be cremated with no memorial services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of North Carolina, 3801 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 190, Raleigh, N.C. 27607. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro, N.C.  From 28 Feb 2006.

Carolyn K. Baisden
Carolyn Kay Baisden, 48, of Buckhannon, the Bailey Ridge community, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at her home.
She was born Aug. 3, 1957, at Newport, R.I., a daughter of Melvin R. Perry of Painesville, Ohio and Mary Maxine Reeder Ballinger of Weston.
She was united in marriage Dec. 30, 1980, to James E. Baisden, who survives.
She is also survived by three son, James Todd Baisden, William Alan Baisden and Jonathan Sloan Baisden, all of Buckhannon; and one daughter, Tracy Lynn Baisden of Buckhannon; one stepdaughter, Angela Baltyer of Columbus, Ohio. She is also survived by one grandson, Triston Sloan Baisden of Buckhannon; three sisters, Nancy King and Debbie Friend, both of Weston and Stephanie Watson of Walkersville; and three brothers, Melvin R. Perry of Buckhannon, Stephen M. Perry and Danny C. Ballinger, both of Weston.
Kay was a 1975 graduate of Buckhannon Upshur High School and was employed as a licensed practical nurse at Nella’s Nursing Home in Crystal Springs.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Clarke Baisden and the Rev. Robert Heavner officiating. Interment will follow in Bailey Cemetery. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 January 2006.

Sharon W. Baisden
Sharon “Hopey” Whitten Baisden, 61, a resident of Elkins, originally from Lincoln County, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, after a long illness.
She was born Nov. 15, 1944, in Lincoln County.
She attended Duval High School, as well as, Morris Harvey College and was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She worked at the State House for the Department of Motor Vehicles and worked as a deputy in Lincoln County. She helped her father in his general store from a very early age. She was a very successful self-employed business owner. She was a very creative seamstress, especially known for her beautiful quilts. She was very talented at the piano and in mathematics. She brought joy to those around her and will always be remembered for her selfless love and generosity. She was enjoyed for her wit and humor and admired for her intelligence. She had unconditional love for her children and grandchildren, who will miss her greatly.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Whitten.
She is survived by her three daughters, Angie Tiffner of Charleston, Bridget Tiffner of Kentucky, and Cynthia Tiffner Marontate and husband, Barry, of Ontario, Canada; mother, Hazel Whitten of Woodville; brothers, Barry Whitten and Chiquita of Woodville, Roger Whitten of Woodville, Ronald Whitten and Katherine of Griffithsville and Donald Whitten and Charlotte of Griffithsville; grandchildren, Brandon Tiffner, Chris Eggleston, Jennifer Eggleston, Shane Perry and James Marontate; and great-granddaughter, Kaylee Phillips. She was much loved by Denny Baisden of Elkins and Delores Hall, who was also her caregiver, of Elkins.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Curry Funeral Home in Alum Creek with Pastor Arthur Hensley and Pastor Oshel Bell officiating. Burial will be in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens at Yawkey. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 19 Sep 2006. 

Julia M. Balassone
Julia Marie Balassone, 104, of Thomas, passed away Dec. 2, 2006, in Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas.
She was born June 24, 1902, at Douglas, a daughter of the late Nicola and Maria D’Amato Leombruno.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Patsy Balassone, in 1975; one son, Patsy Balassone Jr.; two brothers, Dominic and Lupie Lambruno; and four sisters, Emma Cianfaglione, Anna O’Dell, Christine Lahey and Corrine Warde.
Survivors include one son, Joe, and wife, Mary Balassone, of Keyser; one brother, Tony Lambruno of Thomas; one sister Lillian Boccardi of Marietta, Ga.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Julia was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking and baking.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Rosary conducted at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Thomas with Fr. Timothy Grassi as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 4 Dec 2006.

Bonnie B. Ball
Bonnie B. Ball, 76, a resident of North Canton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio.
She was born Sept. 18, 1930, at East Liverpool, Ohio, a daughter of the late Charlie and Virginia (Kent) Travis.
She was united in marriage to her husband of 54 years, Carl L. Ball.
Also surviving are one brother, Charles Travis; one niece, Linda Lewis; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Ball was preceded in death by one brother, Woodrow W. Travis; and one sister, Beulah Hoover.
Mrs. Ball was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home at 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the service hour with the Rev. T. Gregory Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 9 Nov 2006.

Myrtle M. Ball
Myrtle M. Ball, 85, of 220 Mountain View Drive, Madison Heights, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at her home.
She was the wife of the Rev. Rex Leon Ball for 66 years.
Born Feb. 15, 1920, in Gilmer County, she was the daughter of the late John and Bertha Snyder.
Mrs. Ball was the wife of a Methodist minister who devoted her life and time to her church, as well as countless hours helping others. She was a member of Amelon United Methodist Church in Madison Heights.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ina Ruth McCloud; a granddaughter, Sandra McCloud; four brothers; and two sisters.
In addition to her husband, she leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Ronnie L. Ball of Hamlin; three daughters, Marty Bennett of Craigsville and Marion Freerks and husband, Martin, and Janet Davis and husband, Tim, both of Madison Heights; and 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Whitten Monelison Chapel in Madison Heights. Entombment will follow in Briarwood Memorial Gardens at Amherst, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the residence.
Send condolences to the family at www.whittenfuneralhome.com. Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Monelison Chapel, (434) 929-5712, is serving the family.  From 5 Jan 2006. 

Denver Barger
Denver Barger, 85, of Maysville, died Monday, April 17, 2006, in Grant Memorial Hospital at Petersburg. 
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the funeral home with the Revs. Harold Cullers, Greg Rotruck and Don Watts officiating. Interment will be in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 18  Apr 2006.

Wanda S. Barger
Wanda Shobe Barger, 76, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, in Grant Memorial Hospital.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Lynn Rohrbaugh officiating. Interment will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 3 Jan 2006.

Alston Barker
Alston “Clarence” Barker, 71, a resident of Valley Head, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, in the emergency department of Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 6, 1935, at Hall, a son of the late Alston Dayton Barker and Mary Neva Hall Barker.
On Aug. 14, 1955, he was married to the former Betty Joan Brown, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Rick and David Barker, both of Ohio; two daughters, Vickie Barker of Valley Head and Donna Rickard of Slaty Fork; and one sister, Wilma Tucker. Nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
A half brother preceded him in death.
Clarence was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1953 until 1956. He was retired from Wean United Inc. of Ohio, where he worked as a mechanical engineer. He was a Baptist by faith.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Valley Head Cemetery. The Rev. Leon Brown will officiate and interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Alston “Clarence” Barker. Condolences may be made to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Sep 2006.

Wardell Barkley
Wardell Barkley, 83, of Circleville, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Kimble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Franklin with the Rev. William C. Cox officiating. Burial will be in North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton. Kimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 1 May 2006.

Andrew Barrett
Andrew Barrett, 74, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of F.E. Runner Funeral Home. (637-6717)  From 22 Sep 2006. 

Andrew W. Barrett Jr.
Andrew Wayne Barrett Jr., 74, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away Sept. 21, 2006, at 10:21 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
Mr. Barrett was born Nov. 26, 1931, at Elkins, a son of the late Andrew George and Freda Lowthry Latiere Barrett.
He was married on June 20, 1964, to the former Pauline Cogar, who survives in Mill Creek. They had celebrated 42 years of marriage.
Mr. Barrett is survived by three children from his second marriage, Becky Smith and husband, Kevin, of Mill Creek, Leslie Phillips and companion, Jim McCollam, of Elkins, and Keith Barrett and wife, Katherine, of Mill Creek. He is also survived by three daughters from his first marriage, Pamila Maki and husband, James, of Washington, Janice Fry and husband, William, of Michigan, and Connie Dunham and husband, Dennis, of Elkins. Three sisters, Willa Jean Stanley of Marion, Ind., Patty Anne Windley of Portsmith, Va., and Sharon Sue Altiere of Shinston; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. Barrett was a graduate of Davis & Elkins College with the class of 1972. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard with 10 years of service, during the Korean conflict. He was employed by the Randolph County Board of Education for several years. He was a Baptist by faith.
Mr. Barret was a very loving and caring person who would help out those he knew and even those he didn’t.
Friends will be received Sunday, Sept. 24, after 6 p.m. at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the chapel with the Rev. Charles Ford and Rev. Frank Stanley officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. Full military services will be conducted by the Tygart Valley Post 3647 VFW and the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. Expressions of sympathy may be made at crunner@cebridge.net. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Andrew W. Barrett Jr. (637-6717)  From 23 Sep 2006.

Erma H. Baughman
Erma Hester Wood Baughman, 92, a resident of Mingo, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 24, 1913, at Evenwood, a daughter of the late Houston A. Wood and Flossie Jordan Wood.
On Dec. 24, 1937, at Marlinton, she was married to Harry Delbert Baughman, who preceded her in death Jan. 9, 1992.
Surviving are one son, Billy Joe Phillips of Valley Bend; one brother, Woodrow T. Wood of Layton, Utah; and two sisters, Leona Swecker of Buckhannon and Colleen Reed of Barrackville. One grandchild and one great grandchild also survive.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Montgomery and Ray Wood; and two sisters, Geneva Smith and Madge Wood.
Mrs. Baughman was retired from Randolph County school system where she worked as a cook. She was a member of Mace United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Baer and the Rev. William Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow at Mingo Cemetery. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Erma Baughman. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 23 May 2006.

Arie R. Baxa
On Wednesday, March 1, 2006, Arie Robert Baxa, 91, went home to the Glory Land.
Arie was born at Eden, June 23, 1914, the son of the late Franklin and Mamie Bennett Baxa.
Arie is survived by his adoring wife of 63 years, Virginia Cade Baxa.
Also surviving are two daughters, Dottie Redmond and husband, Everette Redmond, of Matthews, N.C. and Juanita Baxa of Buckhannon; and one son, David L. Baxa of Bluefield. Arie has two granddaughters, Emmy Garrison and husband, Joey Garrison, of Buckhannon and Elizabeth Baxa of Bluefield. Lastly, Arie is survived by a sister, Icie Rice of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.
Arie was preceded in death by one son, Danny R. Baxa; by six brothers, Edward, Howard, Sherman, Roy, Johnny and Delbert; and by two sisters, Clara Curkendall and Vergie Watkins.
Arie was the owner and proprietor of the Knotty Pine Restaurant from 1967 to 1981. He will always be remembered for his fine home cooking and his friendly and fun loving personality. He was also a member of Eden United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon Friday, March 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. Interment will follow at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Gaines. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 2 Mar 2006.

Betty L. Beale
Betty L. Ware Beale, 77, a former resident of Valley Head and more recently a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home at Crystal Springs, departed this life late Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2006, in the nursing home.
She was born Thursday, May 9, 1929, at Valley Head, a daughter of the late Wilson Lyle Ware and Ada M. Snyder Ware.
On June 4, 1948, at Elkins, she was married to John Ellis Beale Sr., who preceded her in death on April 20, 1978.
Surviving are one daughter, Rhonda K. Channell and husband, Gerald, of Valley Head; one brother, Fred L. Ware Sr. of Valley Head; one sister, Jo Ann Spencer of Payson, Ariz.; two brothers-in-law, Elmer Channell of Maryland, and Robert Dumire of Richmond, Va.; one sister-in-law, Jewell Ware of Beckley; six grandchildren, Mitchell Channell of Dailey, Molly Cabaniss of Eden, N.C., Amanda Channell of Valley Head, Daniel Channell of Sterling, Va., Nathan Channell of Valley Head and John Ellis Beale III of Valley Head; two great-grandchildren, Connor Channell of Dailey and Abigail Cabaniss of Eden, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were one son, John Ellis Beale II; one brother, Howard D. Ware; and two sisters, Ina Mae Channell and Peggy Dumire.
Betty attended the schools of Randolph County, was a homemaker and had helped her husband operate the Valley Head Garage for more than 30 years. She was active in the Parent Teacher Association, the Willing Workers Club, the Valley Head Volunteer Fire Department and working the election polls for many years. She was a member of the Cass Order of the Eastern Star and the Valley Head United Methodist Church. She loved working in her flower garden, sewing and making quilts.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, Mrs. Beale will be moved to the Valley Head United Methodist Church where friends may call from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Verl Simmons and the Rev. Jerry Boyce will officiate and interment will follow in Valley Head Cemetery at Valley Head. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Betty L. Ware Beale. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Nov 2006.

Betty L. Beale
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, Mrs. Beale will be moved to the Valley Head United Methodist Church where friends may call from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Verl Simmons and the Rev. Jerry Boyce will officiate and interment will follow in Valley Head Cemetery at Valley Head. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Betty L. Ware Beale. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 21 Nov 2006.

Paul R. Beer Sr.
Paul R. Beer Sr., 85, of Freemans Creek Road in Lewis County, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at his home under the care of Peoples Hospice.
He was born June 4, 1920, at Hacker Valley in Webster County, a son of the late Samuel and Bell Anderson Beer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Zula Woods Beer, who died Aug. 24, 1957.
He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Samuel Ray; two brothers, James and Levi; and four sisters, Pearl Beer, Elsie True, Ann Christian and Mattie Beer. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family
He is survived by one son, Paul R. Beer Jr. and wife, Susan, of Weston; four daughters, Zula Mae Parmer and companion, Paul Cooper, of French Creek, Pearl Ruth Gower and husband, Paul David, of Weston, Elsie Jane Riley and husband, Melvin, of Cleveland and Shirley Taylor and husband, Dee, of Weston; 15 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, six stepgreat-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was a disabled coal miner and attended Mt. Zion Church at Freemans Creek.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow in Life Cemetery in Webster County. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 May 2006.

Helen G. Beer
Mrs. Helen G. Beer, 94, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Oct. 15, 2006.
Mrs. Beer received her bachelor’s degree at Davis & Elkins College and her master’s degree at West Virginia University. She taught for 25 years at Elkins High School and for 14 years at Colonial High School in Orlando, Fla.
Mrs. Beer was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Vandevender.
Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years, Rex Beer of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and one nephew, Charles Vandevender.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., with Chaplain Buddy Duncan officiating. Inurnment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens in Elkins at a later date. You may share your memories and condolences at www.emeraldcoastfuenralhome.com.  From 20 Oct 2006.

Mary G. Bell
Mary Glenn Bell, 68, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 12:33 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2006, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital at Weston.
She was born May 25, 1938, at Mingo, the daughter of the late Dennis Bell and Doris Hurt Bell.
Surviving are one son, I.B. Browning of Buckhannon; her partner, Jud Hodges of Buckhannon; two granddaughters, Rachel Browning and Hannah Browning of Rock Cave; three sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews..
Also preceding her in death was one son, David Browning.
She raised and trained miniature horses at Hodges Farm. She attended First United Methodist Church. She was a member of American Miniature Horse Association, American Miniature Horse Registry, World Class Miniature Horse Registry and Wild and Wonderful Miniature Horse Club.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mary Bell Piano Scholarship fund at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 12 Jul 2006.

Alva “Marty” Bennett
Alva Martin “Marty” Bennett, 51, a resident of Buckhannon, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in Sago Mine at Sago.
He was born Sept. 22, 1954, at Buckhannon, a son of Alva H. Bennett and Anna Bailey Bennett of Buckhannon.
On June 29, 1973, he was united in marriage to Judy Ann Lantz Bennett, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are one son, Russell Martin and wife, Bobby Bennett, of Horner; four sisters, Donnie Perry, Diane Robinson, Sharon Robinson and Sandra Linger, all of Buckhannon; one brother, Roger Bennett of Buckhannon; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Marty was a professional coal miner for many years. He was also owner and operator of Martin Bennett Backhoe and Dozer Service. Marty enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and four-wheeling with his son and close friends.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8., at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Interment will follow in Miller Cemetery at Horner.
The family has requested that the media please respect their privacy. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 7 Jan 2006.

Anna S. Bennett
Anna Susan Bennett, 72, a resident of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
She was born July 4, 1934, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Virgil J. Bailey and Carrol Rowan Bailey.
On Sept. 12, 1953, she was married to Alva H. Bennett, who survives at Buckhannon.
Surviving are four daughters, LaDonna Perry and husband, Roger, Diana Robinson and husband, David, Sharon Robinson and husband, Rusty, and Sandra Linger and husband, Phillip E., all of Buckhannon; one son, Roger Lee Bennett of Buckhannon; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Dennis Bailey of Peachland, N.C., James Bailey, Lynn Bailey, Gary Bailey and Glen Bailey, all of Buckhannon; and six sisters, Marie Bonner of Buckhannon, Frances Peters of Gassaway, Alice Devericks of Buckhannon, Mazie England of French Creek, Thelma Dietrick of Rock Cave and Rita Barnett of Buckhannon.
Also preceding her in death were one son, Marty Bennett; one granddaughter, Lisa Robinson; one great-granddaughter, Tanisha Robinson; one brother, Arthur Bailey; and one sister, Wilda Richards.
She was a homemaker and attended Christian Fellowship Church.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Interment will follow in Bailey Cemetery at Buckhannon. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 30 Dec 2006.

Arthur L. Bennett
Arthur “Ott” Lee Bennett, 75 years, 11 months and 18 days, of Bartow, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his home in Bartow.
Born May 5, 1930, at Bartow, he was the son of the late Arlie and Annie Smith Bennett.
He was a resident of Bartow most of his life and attended Frank Church of the Nazarene. He was a self-employed logger with Bennett’s Logging Co.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Bennett; and three brothers, Frank, Ray and Robert Bennett.
Surviving are his wife, Mable Bennett of Bartow; three daughters, Bonnie Boggess and Carolyn Louk, both of Charleston, and Peggy Peck of Boyer; two sons, Buster Bennett of Boyer and Frankie Bennett of Bartow; three sisters, Gladys Vandevender of Bartow, Betty Vandevender of Dunmore and Hazel Hise of College Park, Md.; one brother, Paul Bennett of Durbin; grandchildren, Scott Lambert, Leslie Eggleston, Jason Vandevander, Eric Vandevander, Jessica Good, Justin Good, Frank Bennett, Jesse Bennett and Nikki Bennett; and great-grandchildren, Kendra Lambert, Kaylee Vandevander, Garrett Vandevander, Dustin Vandevander, Jakob Vandevander and Carmen Mathany.
Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the funeral home with the Rev. David Rittenhouse and the Rev. Gary Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in Bennett Cemetery at Bartow. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice Care of Elkins. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.  From 25 Apr 2006.

Darrin L. Bennett
Darrin Lee Bennett, 41, of Lorton, Va., formerly of Elkins, died suddenly Friday, April 7, 2006, at his home from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his father, Donald Bennett.
He is survived by his wife, Dana Bennett; his children, Adam Bennett, Emily Bennett and Sarah Bennett; his mother, Wilma Davis; his brothers, Donald Stacy and wife, Beverly Bennett, Burton Arthur and wife, Loretta Bennett, and Scott and wife, Kim Bennett; his sisters, Kelly Dague and Lisa Michele and husband, Eric Woods. Mr. Bennett is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bennett attended the schools of Randolph County. He was a truck driver where he lived. He loved his wife and children and enjoyed family outings. He was an avid outdoorsman. He also had a great fondness for antique and classic cars.
A memorial service was conducted today at 11 a.m. at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road. Woodbridge, Va. A memorial service will be conducted in Elkins at a later date. E-mail condolences may be sent to condolences@mountcastle.net.   From 12 Apr 2006.

Donald L. Bennett
Donald LaRue Bennett, 67, of Gainesville, Fla., passed away Nov. 14, 2006, in E.T. York Hospice Care Center, Gainesville, Fla.
Mr. Bennett was born in McEwensville, Pa., and moved to Gainesville 25 years ago from Elkins.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing and playing cards. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, BPOE 1135, in Elkins, Veterans Foreign Wars and American Legion. Mr. Bennett was a retired engineer in furniture manufacturing.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Fay Bennett of Gainesville, Fla.; son, David L. Bennett and wife, Terri, of Enigma, Ga.; daughters, Bonnie Goode and husband, Wes, of Elkins, Terry Bodkins and husband, Tommie, of Elkins and Suzanne Shore and husband, Clark, of Gainesville, Fla.; brothers, Ronald Bennett and Gerald Bennett, both of Watsontown, Pa.; sisters Doris Badger of Louisburg, Pa., and Phyllis Sherman of Watsontown, Pa.; and seven grandchildren Kristin Barber, Danielle Goode, Jeremy Bodkins, Aaron Bodkins, Daniel Bennett, Amanda Shore and Brittney Shore. A memorial service will be Monday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. The Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718 or to American Diabetes Association ,P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Va. 22116–7023.  From 17 Nov 2006. 

Herbert J. Bennett
Herbert J. Bennett, 78, of Harman, died Dec. 24, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.
He was born Nov. 7, 1928, at Job, a son of the late Harry Bennett and Anna Teter Bennett.
On May 27, 1950, at Baltimore, Md., he was married to Helen Lee Roy Bennett, who survives at Harman.
Surviving are three sons, Jack Bennett and wife, Ann, of Seneca Rocks, Herbert “Chuck” Bennett and wife, Vicky, of Harman and Mark Bennett of Burlington; three grandchildren, Danica Cooper and husband, Tommy, of Harman, Kelly Bennett and Jared Bennett and wife, Susan, all of Elkins; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Cooper of Harman.
Also preceding him in death was one brother, Harold “Rocky” Bennett.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator and member of Operating Engineers Local 37 of Baltimore, Md. He lived in Baltimore, Md., from 1950 to 1978 and then lived in Petersburg from 1978 to 1982. He suffered a broken neck as a result of a diving accident is his swimming pool in Baltimore, Md. in 1971. He and his wife, Helen, owned and operated Bennett’s Store and Deli in Petersburg and later the Gateway Restaurant in Riverton. He was a Methodist by faith.
At Mr. Bennett’s request, his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation. Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 Dec 2006.

James A. Bennett
James A. Bennett, 61, a resident of Volga, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in the Sago Mine at Sago.
He was born April 7, 1944, in Randolph County, a son of Gail Arbogast Bennett of Volga and the late Perca Bennett.
On Oct. 31, 1962, he was united in marriage to Lily M. Foster Bennett, who survives at Volga.
Also surviving are one son, John A. and wife, Laura Bennett, of Florence, S.C.; one daughter, Cheryl Ann and husband, Daniel Merideth, of Moatsville; two grandsons, Chad A. Bennett of Beverly and John Darnell III of Ashville, Ohio; two granddaughters, Danielle Bennett of Elkins and Ashley Darnell of Ashville, Ohio; two stepgrandsons, Daniel Merideth Jr. and Justin Merideth, both of Moatsville; one stepgranddaughter, Melissa Merideth of Moatsville; one great-grandson, Grant Bennett of Beverly; one great-granddaughter, Lexus Bennett of Beverly; three brothers, Frank Marsh of French Creek, Gene Marsh of Timmonsville, S.C., and Don Marsh of Century; and two sisters, Jane Kelley of Buckhannon and Rose Poling of Philippi.
Also preceding him in death was one granddaughter, Kristie Bennett.
He was a coal miner and attended Buckhannon Union Mission Church.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Buckhannon Union Mission Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the church with the Rev. Dennis Estes and the Rev. William Lanham officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Tallmansville.
The family has requested that the media please respect their privacy. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 7 Jan 2006.

Lois L. Bennett
Lois Lee Bennett, 62, a former resident of Dailey and more recently, a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home at Crystal Springs, departed this life Tuesday evening, April 4, 2006, in the nursing home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Lois Lee Bennett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Apr 2006.

Lois L. Bennett
Lois Lee Bennett, 62, a former resident of Dailey, and more recently, a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home at Crystal Springs, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday evening, April 4, 2006, at the nursing home.
She was born Saturday, Sept. 25, 1943, at Hunting Ground, Pendleton County, a daughter of Maxwell Harding Bennett Sr. and Opal Vesta Warner Bennett, who survive at Beverly.
Also surviving are three brothers, Maxwell Harding “June” Bennett of Beverly, Michael Lynn Bennett and wife, Maggie, and Jeffrey Allan Bennett and wife, Pat, all of Dailey; six nephews, Clinton, Mikie, Jeffrey, Justin, Anthony, and William; and one niece, Julie.
She attended the Homestead School and the Adult Training Center. She loved gospel music, dolls and crafts, and she was a Christian.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Friday, April 7, at 1 p.m. Pastor Terry Cannon will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lois Lee Bennett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Apr 2006.

Willis L. Bennett
Willis Lee Bennett, 78, a resident of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon.
He was born July 31, 1928, at Ellamore, a son of the late Howard Martin Bennett and Ethel Radcliff Bennett.
On Aug. 23, 1968, he was married to Phyllis Ann Mahan Bennett, who preceded him in death Sept. 17, 1999.
Surviving are two brothers, Alva Bennett and Lee Roy Bennett, both of Buckhannon; and three sisters, Grace Cogar and Thelma Linger, both of Buckhannon, and Linda Perry of Gastonia, N.C.
He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Howard Junior Bennett, Bobby Bennett, Ray Bennett, Jimmy Bennett, Arthur Bennett and Billy Joe Bennett; and two sisters, Anna Mae Ware and Mary Frances Small.
He was a coal miner for Compton Coal and attended Heaston Ridge United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the funeral home with Pastor Holly J. Hoover officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Tallmansville. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 14 Oct 2006.

Austin J. Berg
Austin J. Berg, 93, of Maysville, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Cabins Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Joseph Eversole, Pastor Tommy George and grandson, Pastor Christopher Whetzel, officiating. Interment will be in Barger Cemetery at Jordan Run. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.   From 12 Apr 2006.

Irene G. Berg
Irene Grace Berg, 83, of Maysville, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at her home.
The family will receive friends today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with the Revs. Jim Vance and Joseph Eversole officiating. Interment will follow in the Berg Family Cemetery at Maysville. Schaeffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 3 Jan 2006.

Ella Berisford
Ella Hite Berisford, 86, of King School Road, Buckhannon, passed away Sept. 20, 2006.
She was born Nov. 12, 1919, at Huntington, a daughter of the late Elza and Cora Bell Hite.
Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Frank D. Berisford; four children and their spouses, Barbara Godwin and husband, Rodney, of Buckhannon, Frank Dale Berisford and wife, Kathy, of Malabar, Fla., Brent Ross Berisford and wife, Jean, of Brookeville, Md., and Donald Eugene and wife, Tanya, of Lady Lake, Fla.; and 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Charles Adam Godwin.
Ella was a 1941 graduate of Marshall University with a degree in business. She received her master’s in education administration from West Virginia University. She taught business courses at Buckhannon-Upshur High School from 1962-1982. She was Teacher of the Year in 1972. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at First United Methodist Church of Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Scholarship Fund at First Methodist Church. Poling-St. Clair is in charge of the arrangements.  From 22 Sep 2006.

Mary E. Berry
Mary E. Berry, 86, a resident of Lorentz, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at Heartland of Clarksburg.
She was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Homer R. Riffle and Goldie B. Rinehart Riffle.
Mrs. Berry was united in marriage on Aug. 12, 1936, to Hyre D. Berry who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1976.
Surviving are one son, Jackie Berry of Lorentz; two grandsons, Matt Berry of Charleston, S.C., and Zac Berry of Lorentz; two granddaughters, Debbie Ream and husband, Bryan, of Springfield, Ohio, and Ashlee Berry of Tampa, Fla.; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Carol A. (Berry) Rowland.
Mrs. Berry was a housekeeper for West Virginia Wesleyan College. She was a member of the Lorentz United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received Sunday, May 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Monday, May 22, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lester Boylen officiating. Interment will follow in the Lorentz cemetery.  From 18 May 2006.

Delbert D. Betler
Delbert D. Betler, 76, a resident of Pickens, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at his home.
He was born June 3, 1930, at Helvetia, a son of the late Arnold L. and Ella Marie Karlen Betler.
He was twice married. First, to Geraldine Smith Betler, who preceded him in death. Second, to B. Diane Chipps Ware Betler, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Claudette Brown of Mansfield, Ohio; two sons, Darren Betler and wife, Nancy, of Kingwood and Kevin D. Betler of Helvetia; one stepson, Travis Ware and wife, Barbara, of Elkins; five grandchildren, Jerianne Davis, Lauren Brown, Jordan Brown, Ella Betler and Dillon Betler; two stepgrandchildren, Gauge Ware and Nathen Ware; one great-grandson, Deonta Davis II; four brothers, Glen Betler and wife, Pat, of Union, Lawrence Betler and wife, Donnie, of Valley Bend, Jimmie Betler and wife, Jean, of Bremen, Ohio, and Vernon Betler and wife, Wilma, of Parsons; one sister, Dorothy Shaw of Selbyville; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Blue.
Also preceding him in death were one sister, Thelma Oesch; and one son-in-law, James C. Brown.
He was a farmer and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways at Pickens. He was a member and deacon of Zion Presbyterian Church in Helvetia. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Helvetia Fair Association, American Legion Post 122 of Pickens and a founding member of the Helvetia Cheese Haus.
The family will received friends at Zion Presbyterian Church in Helvetia Friday, Sept. 8, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m., the service hour with the Rev. Donald Dugas officiating. Interment will follow in Pickens Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Delbert D. Betler.  From 7 Sep 2006.

Elsie B. Bible
Elsie B. Bible of Davis passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2006.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 22 Mar 2006.

Elsie L. Bible
Elsie Leigh Bible, 87, of Davis, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Garrett County Hospital at Oakland, Md.
She was born Dec. 20, 1918, at Davis, a daughter of the late Fredolph and Thekla Victoria Anderson Bergstrom.
Her husband, Alden Joseph Bible, preceded her in death in 1992.
She is survived by one sister, Eloise Bachtel of Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Carl, Ellery, Harry and Albert Bergstrom; and four sisters, Ruby, Ellen, Edith and Eleanor.
Mrs. Bible worked for the National Bank of Davis before retiring. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church and the Tuesday Night Club.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Hinkle Funeral Home of Davis. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Schwarz officiating. Interment will follow in Davis Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 23 Mar 2006.

Myrtle V. Bisping
Myrtle V. Bisping, formerly of 110 Rodney St. in Clarksburg, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center. She was six days from her 100th birthday.
She was born March 29, 1906, at Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Dr. Frederick Krueger and Emily Elizabeth (Richert) Krueger Cardosi.
Her husband, Franklin H. Bisping, preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1981.
Surviving are one son, Jack and daughter-in-law Iris Bisping, of Richmond, Ky.; two daughters, Merlyn “Nichy” and son-in-law, Ronald E. LaNeve, of Elkins and Anita “Babe” and son-in-law, F. Stuart Cashman, of New Smyrna, Fla. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Debra and Jerry Cummings of Richmond, Ky., Pamela and Douglass Barr of Nicholasville, Ky., Holly and Stephen Young of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jay and Julie Bisping of Matthew, N.C., Stephen and Barara LaNeve of Tokyo, Japan, Scott and Sally LaNeve of Amhurst, N.H., Todd and Tammy LaNeve of Clarksburg, Cynthia and Ryan Wichtner of Eustis, Fla., Mark and Yvonne Cashman of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Michael and Andrea Cashman of Palm City, Fla. There are 21 great-grandchildren, Christopher and Sara May Cummings, Hanna and Luke Barr, Jacqueline and Bradley Young, Emily and Jake Bisping, Kaily, Allison and Mathew LaNeve, Lindsey, Jessica and Alec James LaNeve, Nicole, Coltin and Daniel Wichtner, Lauren and Megan Cashman and Anastasia and McKenna Cashman.
Mrs. Bisping was treasurer and secretary of Permanent Builders Inc. for 25 years. Her volunteer work consisted of assistant treasurer and bookkeeper of Harrison County Red Cross for 10 years, leader of Girl Scout Council and member for 25 years, past president of Harrison County Meals on Wheels and member for 26 years, and was selected by Clarksburg Publishing Co. in 1997 as the first Citizen of the Year. This award was received on her 91st birthday on Easter morning.
She was a member of Stealey United Methodist Church for 50 years. Communion Steward for 25 years, a member of the Sewing Task Force for more than 20 years and treasurer of Stealey United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star 50, second vice president of Altrusa International of Clarksburg and a charter member. In her spare time, she knitted more than 200 dishcloths for the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center gift shop in Elkins.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Davis Funeral Home in Clarksburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 27, at Stealey United Methodist Church with the Rev. Basil Hensley officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Stealey United Methodist Church, Meals on Wheels Program, the Clarksburg Mission and Mustard See or to a charity of your choice.  From 24 Mar 2006.

Scott E. Black
Scott Eugene Black, 47, a resident of 207 Graham St., Elkins, departed this life Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at his home.
He was born in Piqua, Ohio, May 13, 1958, a son of the late Robert L. and Betty J. Black.
He is survived by his best and dearest friend, Steven White, and his pet, Starr. Also surviving are one brother, Robert L. Black Jr. and wife, Cathy, of Mill Creek; two sisters, Rebecca L. Sampson of Elkins and Paula Johnston and husband, Karl Michael, of Montrose; four nephews, Ronnie Sampson, Bryan Black, Jeb Black and Jacob Johnston; one niece, Lauren Johnston; three great-nephews, Jessie, Damien and Bradley Sampson; two great-nieces, Makayla and Abagail Black; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Betty Black; grandmother, Della G. VanPelt; brother-in-law, Ronald “Pete” Sampson; and an aunt and uncle, Ronald and Joanne VanPelt.
Scott attended Rayen High School in Youngstown, Ohio where he graduated in 1976. He later obtained an associate degree in nursing from Davis & Elkins College in 1980. Scott had been in declining health for the past few years and was disabled at the time of his death.
At his request, his body was donated to science. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  From 18 Jan 2006.

Billy H. Blake
Billy Howard Blake, 80, of Holbrook Nursing Home and formerly of Big Bend Ridge of Upshur County, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006
Billy was born April 19, 1926, to Burl and Mae (Cottrill) Blake, who preceded him in death.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by four sisters, Edna Blake, Lovie Hinkle, Juanita Wooddell and Mildred Ramsburg; three brothers, Harold, Harry and James Blake; and several nieces and nephews.
Billy is survived by 17 nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. He is more particularly survived by his niece and nephew, Barbara and Ronald Davis of Weston, with whom he had made his home prior to his illness.
Ball games were his favorite hobby and Billy spent hours watching and listening to any baseball, football or basketball game. If you needed a score, you only had to ask Billy, chances are he had it. Some people multi-task at their jobs but Billy did this for many years listening to two radios and watching TV. He definitely was a Mountaineer fan and no one even talked while the game was going on. Billy’s first job was working at G.C. Murphy Co. in Weston, where he was a stock boy, where age didn’t matter at that time. If you were willing to work, you could. He then went to the Louie Glass Co. where he performed various jobs as bit boy, carry-in, crack off and janitorial services, and he remained with the company when it was sold to Princess House. Billy retired from the factory with 49 1/2 years service. During the time he was employed at the factory, Billy helped out part-time doing various jobs for the Camden Theater, West Independent, Weston Democrat and Lewis County Printing. He moved to Upshur County in 1989, where a new experience awaited him. Billy learned to shoot and eventually claimed his first deer during the hunting season. Later he just enjoyed watching the wildlife and loved to feed the deer, birds and squirrels through the winter months. The country was a haven for dogs, cats, ducks and rabbits and Billy helped take care of the animals people would drop off and helped find good homes for many of them, with the exception of Simon, a grey manx cat, who he could not part with and became his constant companion.
At the request of Billy, his body will be cremated and a graveside service will be conducted at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.  From 27 Dec 2006.

Eula F. Bland
Eula Frances Vance Bland, 73, of Seneca Rocks, died Friday, July 28, 2006, after an extended illness in Grant Memorial Hospital at Petersburg.
Family were receive Sunday at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services were today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor J. Mark McAllister and the Rev. C. William Cox, Interment followed in North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 31 Jul 2006.

Hansel R. Bland
Hansel Roy Bland, 88, a resident of DeLand, Fla., went home to be with the Lord at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in Florida.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Saturday after 5 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Neil Parsons of Hambleton will officiate. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to ferunnerfuneralhome@citynet.net. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Hansel Roy Bland.  From 10 Nov 2006.

Robert L. Boatwright
Robert Lloyd “Bob” Boatwright, 74, a resident of Beverly, departed his earthly life to be reunited with his Heavenly Father and other family members waiting on him at 4:50 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2006, at his residence. He had been in failing health,
Born in March of 1932, at Morgantown, he was the son of the late Marion S. and Ida Alice Harris Boatwright.
On Feb. 11, 1972, he was united in marriage to the former Barbara Jean Jones, who survives at Beverly.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Cathy Jean Harris of Sanford, Fla. and Elena Ross and husband, Mike, who made their home with her parents; three sons, Robert Boatwright Jr. and wife, Tina, of Modesto, Calf., Mark Boatwright and companion, Cindy, of Marina, Calf. and and Gary Boatwright of Beverly, where he made his home with his parents. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Clayton and Travis Boatwright, Cristina and Joshua Boatwright, Shawn and Shannon Harris and Jessica Ross; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Bob was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by a son-in-law, Brian Harris; two sisters, Blanch Bonnett and Florence Coberly; two brothers, Brooks and Harold Boatwright; and one half sister, Gladys Harris.
Bob was a graduate of Morgantown High School with the class of 1950. He attended Cabrills College in Aptos, Calf. He and his family lived in the Monterey Peninsula of California from 1962 until 1990. Retiring in 1989, he and his family moved back to West Virginia in 1990. Bob was a grocery clerk and managed several different stores. Bob was employed by Mountaineer Mart in Norton as manager. He then worked for Wamsley’s Service Station as office manager. Bob loved his cat, Cassie, who stayed right with him, laying beside him on the bed, especially in the last four months when Bob’s condition worsened. He was a Protestant by faith and loved spending time with his family. He also liked to bowl, work crossword puzzles and play pinnacle. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him and will remain in their heats forever.
At the request of the deceased, the remains were cremated. A private service of remembrance and celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date.
The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude for the loving care and support to Hospice Care, especially to Pam and Leslie, Dr. Corder, Pastor Charles Stanley and our church family of the Valley Independent Church, and the staff of Davis Memorial Hospital’s Home Health and Respiratory Care.   From 30 Jun 2006.

David K. Bodkin
David Keith Bodkin, 46, a former resident of Elkins and more recently of Butler, Pa., departed this life at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2006, in Butler Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health for sometime.
Born July 22, 1960, at McKee, Pa., A son of the late Jimmie B. Bodkin Sr. and Dorothy Phares Bodkin Johnson.
He is survived by his stepfather, Donald and wife, Mary, of Elkins; and his maternal grandmother, Leona Brenwald Phares. Also surviving are three daughters, Erica Nicole Bodkin, Deanna Sue Bodkin and Danielle Marie Bodkin, all of Elkins. In addition to his daughters, David is survived by two brothers, Jimmie B. Bodkin Jr. of Elkins and Harold E. Bodkin of Oceanside, Calif.; one sister, Donna Edmond of Norton; four nephews, Jimmie B. Bodkin III and Eric A. Bodkin of Elkins, Harold E. Bodkin Jr. and Patrick Bodkin of Oceanside, Calif.; and two nieces, Lisa M. Bodkin of Elkins and Tiffany D. Edmond of Norton.
Preceding him in death, besides his parents, are three brothers, Timothy Lee Bodkin, Paul Daniel Bodkin and Jeffery Neal Bodkin; one sister, Sharon Louise Johnson; paternal grandparents, Otis and Edna Bodkin; and his maternal grandfather, Ray L. Phares.
He attended Elkins High School and was employed by Project Hope were he was a store room coordinator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army were he served two tours in Vietnam. He enjoyed building model cars in his spare time. He was a loving father, brother and grandson. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
At request of the deceased, the remains were cremated. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. today at Parsons Family Cemetery. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow. Expressions of Sympathy may be e-mailed to crunner@cebridge.net. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for David Keith Bodkin. (637-6717)  From 25 Aug 2006.

Robert D. Bodkin
Robert Douglas Bodkin, 46, a resident of the Left Fork of Cherry Fork Road, Montrose, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Robert Douglas Bodkin. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Apr 2006.

Robert D. Bodkin
Robert Douglas Bodkin, 46, a resident of the Left Fork of Cherry Fork Road, Montrose, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 16, 1959, at Elkins, a son of Jack Carlton Bodkin of Hagerstown, Md., and the late Norma Lou Epps Bodkin.
He was never married.
Surviving are three sisters, Lucille Bedford of Montrose, Nancy White of Beverly and Elaine Bodkin of Elkins.
Two nieces, Kathleen Herron and husband, Timothy, of Montrose and Angela Dawn White of Elkins; one nephew, Roger Lee White Jr. of Beverly; and one great-nephew, Alexander Paul Herron of Montrose, also survive.
Robert was a Protestant by faith.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 24, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Sherman officiating. Interment will follow in the Parsons Family Cemetery at Shavers Fork. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Douglas Bodkin. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Apr 2006.

Robert D. Bodkin
Robert Douglas Bodkin, 46, a resident of the Left Fork of Cherry Fork Road, Montrose, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 16, 1959, at Elkins, a son of Jack Carlton Bodkin of Hagerstown, Md., and the late Norma Lou Epps Bodkin.
He was never married.
Surviving are three sisters, Lucille Bedford of Montrose, Nancy White of Beverly and Elaine Bodkin of Elkins. Two nieces, Kathleen Herron and husband, Timothy, of Montrose and Angela Dawn White of Elkins; one nephew, Roger Lee White Jr. of Beverly; and one great-nephew, Alexander Paul Herron of Montrose also survive.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Steven Allen Bodkins.
Robert was a Protestant by faith.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today from the Tomblyn Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. James Sherman officiating. Interment followed at the Parsons Family Cemetery in Tucker County. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Douglas Bodkin Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Apr 2006.

Ersel R. Bodkins
Ersel R. “Hooch” Bodkins, 70, a lifelong resident of Norton, went home to be with the Lord at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past several months.
Born Sept. 5, 1927, in Norton, he was the son of the late Willie Luther and Leta Simmons Bodkins.
On July 12, 1968, he was united in marriage to the former Carol Cunningham Sundermand, who survives at Norton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sandra Jean Hancock and husband, Chris, of Randleman, N.C., and Kathy L. Marstiller and companion, Andy, of Dodson Run; three sons, James Ray Bodkins and wife, Betsy, of Norton, Ricci Ersel Bodkins and wife, Jamie, of Dailey and George Wilson Bodkins and wife, Melissa, of Union community; two sisters, Shirley Louise Daniel and husband, Neil, of New Brighton, Pa., and Kaye Frances Bell of Elkins; and two brothers, Russell Lee Bodkins of Norton and Walter Leonard Bodkins and wife, Rosemary, of North Canton, Ohio. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Jamie Ray, Crystal Dawn, Stephen Joseph, Sara Elizabeth, Traci Renee, Corey Austin, Jordan Martell, Brandon, Haley, Michael, Cheyanne and Melissa Sue; one great-grandson, Christopher Michael; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were two sisters, Sylvia Genevieve Poling and Erma Jean Marsh; and two brothers, Troy Luther and Robert N. Bodkins.
Hooch was a coal miner, having last been employed by Kelley Mines at Norton, retiring in the mid 1970s. After retiring, Hooch did odd jobs and took care of the community of Norton. He loved to garden, travel and he was well known for being a jokester. He was a member of Norton Community Church and Randolph County Senior Center. Hooch was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Hooch touched many lives and will always be remembered with love.
Friends will be received after 5 p.m. Tuesday at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, Oct. 25, from the Runner Chapel. The Rev. Ralph Summerfield, pastor of Blue Rock Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Mt. State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. At Hooch’s request, he would rather have potted plants or dish gardens than funeral baskets. Expressions of sympathy may be mailed to ferunner@citynet.net. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ersel R. “Hooch” Bodkins.   From 23 Oct 2006.

Ersel R. Bodkins
Ersel R. “Hooch” Bodkins, 79, a lifelong resident of Norton, went home to be with the Lord at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past three days. He had been in failing health for the past several months.
Born Sept. 5, 1927, in Norton, he was the son of the late Willie Luther and Leta Simmons Bodkins.
On July 12, 1968, he was united in marriage to the former Carol Cunningham Sundermand, who survives at Norton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sandra Jean Hancock and husband, Chris, of Randleman, N.C., and Kathy L. Marstiller and companion, Andy, of Dodson Run; three sons, James Ray Bodkins and wife, Betsy, of Norton, Ricci Ersel Bodkins and wife, Jamie, of Dailey and George William Bodkins and wife, Melissa, of Union community; two sisters, Shirley Louise Daniel and husband, Neil, of New Brighton, Pa., and Kaye Frances Bell of Elkins; and two brothers, Russell Lee Bodkins of Norton and Walter Leonard Bodkins and wife, Rosemary, of North Canton, Ohio. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Jamie Ray, Crystal Dawn, Stephen Joseph, Sara Elizabeth, Traci Renee, Corey Austin, Jordan Martell, Brandon, Haley, Michael, Cheyanne and Melissa Sue; one great-grandson, Christopher Michael; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were two sisters, Sylvia Genevieve Poling and Erma Jean Marsh; and two brothers, Troy Luther and Robert N. Bodkins.
Hooch was a coal miner, having last been employed by Kelley Mines at Norton, retiring in the mid-1970s. After retiring, Hooch did odd jobs and took care of the community of Norton. He loved to garden, travel and he was well known for being a jokester. He was a member of Norton Community Church and Randolph County Senior Center. Hooch was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Hooch touched many lives and will always be remembered with love.
Friends will be received after 5 p.m. today at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, Oct. 25, from the Runner Chapel. The Rev. Ralph Summerfield, pastor of Blue Rock Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. At Hooch’s request, he would rather have potted plants or dish gardens than funeral baskets. Expressions of sympathy may be mailed to ferunner@citynet.net. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ersel R. “Hooch” Bodkins.  From 24 Oct 2006. 

David R. Boggs
David Ray Boggs, 64, a resident of the Teter Creek Lake community, departed this life Friday, June 30, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1942, at Elkins, a son of the late Jacob S. and Melinda Davis Boggs, formerly of the Poe Run community. Surviving are his wife, Doris J. (Woolwine) Boggs and children, Lisa Y. Boggs, Sean D. Boggs and wife, Rhonda, and grandson, Chad J. Boggs, whom he adored, all of Elyria, Ohio. Also surviving are two brothers, Herbert of Cleveland, Ohio, and Clyde and wife, Shirley, of Crimora, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Roscoe and Lenard; and a sister, Linda (Boggs) Chenoweth.
David was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1960. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964. He was employed at St. Regis Paper Co. in Cleveland, later moving to Elyria, where he was employed by B. F. Goodrich Chemical until his retirement in 2000. David will be sadly missed by his loved ones.
Friends may call from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for David Ray Boggs. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Jul 2006.

Donald T. Bolden
Donald Thomas Bolden, 68, of Cass, died Jan. 6, 2006.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home. VanReenen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 9 Jan 2006. 

Audrey B. Boles
Audrey Beatrice Boles, 93, of Bergoo, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Cowen.
She was born Thursday, April 25, 1912, in Fayette County, a daughter of the late Samuel W. Thomas and Ella Elkins Thomas.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn (Mickey) Payne of Bergoo and Janeith Gregory of Huber Heights, Ohio; one son, Charles (Letha) Boles of Geneva, Ohio; two brothers, James (Mable) Thomas of Leivasy and Sherman Thomas of Mt. Nebo; and 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Boles was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence F. “TAT” Boles; one daughter, Reta Hodencamp; three sisters, Hazel Hess, Maysel Harvey and Edna Sears; and five brothers, Racine Thomas, Franklin Thomas, Estil Thomas, Leslie Thomas and Arvil Thomas.
She was a homemaker, a former Sunday school teacher at the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church and retired with 10 years of civil service at Letchworth Village in N.Y.
Family and friends will be received at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home today from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. Bennie Cowger and Marty Cowger will be the officiating clergy. Interment will follow in the West Virginia Memorial Gardens at Calvin.  From 7 Jan 2006.

Clara A. Bolyard
Clara Alice Bolyard, 87, of Route 1, Moatsville, went to be with the Lord at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Broaddus Hospital. Death was attributed to a stroke suffered Dec. 4, 2005.
She was born Oct. 20, 1918, near Kasson in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Andrew E. and Ida Victoria (Poling) Loar.
On Aug. 8, 1936, she was united in marriage to Claudis Howard Bolyard, who preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1977.
Surviving are one son, Dorsey “Buck” Bolyard and wife, Sallie, of Bruceton Mills; two daughters, Darlene Knotts of Stow, Ohio and Judy Shaffer and husband, David, of Route 1, Moatsville; son-in-law, Carl Loughridge and wife, Joyce, of Colliers; daughter-in-law, Sandi Poling and husband, Terry, of Moatsville; one sister, Orpha Moury and husband, Edward, of Moatsville; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Lea Loughridge; a son, Larry Andrew Bolyard; twin infant granddaughters, Regenia Kay and Renae Sue Shaffer; brothers, Robert Loar and Clifford Loar; a sister, Edna Ridenour; and a son-in-law, Junior Knotts.
Mrs. Loar was a homemaker and was a member of Shiloh Church of the Brethren. Her favorite pastime was quilting. She also enjoyed sending cards and making phone calls on Sundays to see how her family and friends were doing. She enjoyed studying her Bible, had a dedicated prayer life and trusted in the Lord completely.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. today from Shiloh Church of the Brethren. Pastor Garry Clem officiated and interment followed in Shiloh Cemetery.
Friends called at Stemple & Forman Funeral Home Monday and at Shiloh Church of the Brethren today until the funeral hour. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 10 Jan 2006.

Darrell Bolyard
Darrell Bolyard, 76, a resident of Whitmer, departed this life early Thursday morning, April 13, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Darrell Bolyard. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Apr 2006.

Darrell Bolyard
Darrell Bolyard, 76, a resident of Whitmer, departed this life early Thursday morning, April 13, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in declining health since suffering a stroke in February.
He was born Thursday, Dec. 5, 1929, at Tunnelton, a son of the late John Wesley Bolyard and Straudie G. Howell Bolyard Smith.
On May 8, 1951, at Rossville, Ga., he was married to the former Norma June Griffith, who survives. They had celebrated 54 years of marriage.
Also surviving are one son, Darl Jerry Bolyard and wife, Sharon Faye, of Whitmer; one daughter, Debra Faye Jarvis and husband, Dave, of Millersville, Md.; two stepbrothers, Brent Smith of Glen Burnie, Md., and Wilmoth Smith of Baltimore, Md.; and seven grandchildren, Dwan, Brittany, Justine and Jessica Bolyard and Rebecca, Kelly and Kimberly Jarvis.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were one brother, John Wesley Bolyard Jr.; six stepbrothers and three stepsisters.
Darrell attended the schools of Elkins, Alpena, Job and Baltimore, Md., was a veteran of the U.S. Army Engineering Corps, serving from 1948 to 1951, was a tractor-trailer driver, retiring in 1988 with 41 years of service and was a farmer.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Monday, April 17, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark A. Houser will officiate and interment will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery at Whitmer. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Darrell Bolyard. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Apr 2006.

Darrell Bolyard
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Monday, April 17, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark A. Houser will officiate and interment will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery at Whitmer. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Darrell Bolyard. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Apr 2006.

John N. Boni
John Nelson Boni, 63, a resident of Volga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 3, 1943, at Century, a son of the late William “Totts” Boni and Mardell (Payne) Boni, who survives.
He was united in marriage June 30, 1995, to Vickie Dawn (Thorne) Boni.
Also surviving are two daughters, Tonya Beth Boni of Buckhannon and Dawn Rachell and husband, Rick Magrini, of Orlando, Fla.; one son, John Patrick Boni of Buckhannon; two stepsons; Joshua Michael and wife, Samantha Hollen, and Brian Duane Hollen, both of Philippi; three sisters, Pam and husband, Eddie Boylen, of Jasper, Ala., Micki and husband, Gary Barr, of Elkins and Sabina and husband, Chad Kennedy, of Philippi; two brothers, Terry and wife, Sue Boni, of Charleroi, Pa., and Drew and wife, Sharon Boni, of Fairmont; three grandchildren, Christopher and Kaleigh Magrini of Orlando, Fla., and Darian Bender of Buckhannon; and two stepgrandchildren, Tyler and Landen Hollen of Philippi.
Mr. Boni was retired from the Sago Coal Mines as a foreman and former superintendent. He was a coal miner for 37 years and also a survivor of the Sago Mine disaster. Mr. Boni was a member of the Barbour Country Club and a member of Philippi United Methodist Church. Mr. Boni was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and was a loving husband, son, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his friends.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour, with Pastor F.L. “Wink” McQuain and the Rev. Alicia Rapking officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 27 Sep 2006.

Catherine L. Bonner
Catherine Louise Bright Bonner, 76, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. She had been in declining health.
She was born May 2, 1929, at Hambleton, a daughter of the late Harley Ferris Bright and Mildred Moneta Jackson Bright. On June 23, 1947, at Red House, Md., she was married to Don Bonner, who survives. They had celebrated 59 years of marriage.
Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Ann Wisniewski and husband, Lenny, of Raleigh, N.C., and Donna Louise Teagarden and husband, Kenneth, of Parsons; three grandchildren, Kimberley Teagarden Carr of Parsons, Krisdee Summerfield Casey of Canada and Ryan Summerfield of Elkins; and six great-grandchildren, Aasta Jones, Cayden Casey, Tanner Casey, Logan Carr, Isaac Carr and Rachel Carr.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by two brothers, Robert James Bright and Richard Harley Bright.
She attended Thomas High School. She was a member of Hendricks Free Methodist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher for preschoolers. She was a homemaker, loved quilting and gardening and she loved her family.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. Pastor John M. Means will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Catherine Louise Bright Bonner. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Jan 2006.

Catherine L. Bonner
The family will receive friends at 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 Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. Pastor John M. Means will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Catherine Louise Bright Bonner. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Jan 2006.

Catherine L. Bonner
The family received friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor today at 2 p.m. Pastor John M. Means will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Catherine Louise Bright Bonner. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Jan 2006.  

Denver W. Bonner
Denver Willis Bonner, 78, a resident of Elkins, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, 2006, in North Carolina.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Denver Willis Bonner. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 12 Jan 2006.

Denver W. Bonner
Denver Willis Bonner, 78, a resident of Route 1, Elkins, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, 2006, in Rocky Mount, N.C.
He was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Elkins, a son of the late Earle Dennis and Mary Jane Carr Bonner.
On Aug. 12, 1950, he was married to Donna Carol Wingfield Bonner who survives near Elkins.
A daughter, Karen Dianne Jenkins of Wilson, N.C.; one sister, Margie James of Elkins; three grandsons, Tim, Chris and Jeff Jenkins; and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Lorenzo, Harold and Ray Bonner and a sister, Chloe Howell.
Mr. Bonner was employed as a proof reader and Linotype operator for the U.S. government printing office. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Bonner was a member of the CTU Union and attended the New Life Fellowship Church at Glenmore.
Friends may call from 7 p.m until 9 p.m. today at the New Life Fellowship Church at Glenmore. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, from the church with the Rev. Wesley Russ and the Rev. Gloria Roy officiating. Interment will follow in the Elkins Memorial Gardens. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Denver Willis Bonner. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 13 Jan 2006.

Harry V. Booth
Mr. Harry Vernon Booth, 73, a resident of Pickens, passed away Thursday morning, April 27, 2006, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Mr. Harry Vernon Booth. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Apr 2006.

Harry V. Booth
Harry Vernon Booth, 73, a resident of Pickens, passed away Thursday morning, April 27, 2006, at his home.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1932, in the same house that he resided at Pickens, a son of the late Harry B. and Myrtle A. Booth.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Mary Vaden Booth.
Also surviving are two children, his daughter, Carolyn Irene Allison and husband, Steven, of Middle Dural, Australia; his son, Stephen Vernon Booth of Lutherville, Md.; three granddaughters, Rachel, Nicole and Bridget Allison; three brothers, Harley Booth of Montrose, Albert Booth of Charlottesville, Va. and Lawrence Booth of Buckhannon; and two sisters, Alberta Wittel of Mt. Joy, Pa., and Lucille Greer of Chillicothe, Ohio.
Many loving nieces and nephews also survive. Two brothers, Ralph and Lloyd Booth, preceded him in death.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, was a member of the tank battalion and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.
He was an ordained minister of the Primitive Baptist faith and had been pastor of the Ten Mile Primitive Baptist Church near Clarksburg for the past 14 years.
Mr. Booth retired from the Detroit Public School System after 30 years of service as a stationary engineer. He coached Little League Baseball in Michigan for several years and participated in other community activities both in Michigan and West Virginia.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but we humbly bow to the lord’s will.  From 29 Apr 2006.

Harry V. Booth
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, May 2, from the funeral home chapel with Elder Stanley Cadle officiating, assisted by Deacon Lawrence Bennett. Interment will follow in Pickens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Ten Mile Primitive Baptist Church in care of Lawrence Bennett, Route 1, Box 515, Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Harry Vernon Booth. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 1 May 2006.

Junior A. Booth
Junior A. Booth, 85, a resident of Ellamore, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the home of his daughter in Roanoke, under the care of Peoples Hospice of Clarksburg.
He was born Dec. 22, 1920, at Lantz, a son of the late K.A. and Icie McCauley Booth.
Surviving are his former wife, Janice Evans Lantz of Ellamore; one daughter, Patricia Higham and companion, Ray Eckes, of Roanoke; daughter by choice, Sylvia Ware of Martinsburg; two sons, Burton Booth and wife, Janet, and Bruce Booth and wife, Michelle, all of Ellamore; 11 grandchildren, Kenny Booth and fiance, Alice Green, of Huntington, Kimberly Booth, Katelyn Booth and Brittannie Ramsey, all of Ellamore, and Daniel and Phillip Higham of Roanoke; Raetta Atkinson and husband, Joe, of Ireland, Mary Rhorbough and husband, David, of Alum Bridge, Derrick Woods of Elkins and G.W. Samples of Mississippi; four great-grandchildren, Jamie Atkinson, Terrlen and Matthew Rhorbough and Kayla Samples; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Sylvia (Johnnie) Tenney, Thelma Beam and Maxine Tenney; and one brother, Davis (Dobe) Booth. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He loved fishing, playing cards, playing the lottery and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a retired mailman on the Ellamore mail route and a Methodist by faith.
Viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, at the Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Terry Gower officiating. Interment will follow in Talbott Cemetery at Belington. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Junior A. Booth.  From 5 Apr 2006.

Norma L. Booth
Mrs. Norma L. Booth, 80, a resident of 606 Hubbard Hill, Elkhart, Ind., and more recently a resident of the Rosewood Terrace Nursing Care Facility of Elkhart, departed this life Saturday evening, Jan. 28, 2006, at the care facility.
She was born Aug. 17, 1925, at Bruceton Mills, a daughter of the late Cloyd and Florena Martin Groves.
On Oct. 9, 1946, at Oakland, Md., she was united in marriage to Kermit D. Booth, who survives at their home in Elkhart.
Also surviving are one daughter, Nancy Ann Lambdin and husband, Richard, of Bristol, Ind.; two grandchildren; Shane and Stacy Lambdin; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Betty Sutton of Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother and a brother, Hugh E. Groves.
Mrs. Booth was a graduate of the Coalton High School, was a homemaker and also was retired from Miles Pharmaceutical Laboratory of Elkhart. She was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St., Belington, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and on Thursday until 1 p.m., the funeral hour, when services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Arden Beck officiating. Interment will follow in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery near Junior. The Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Norma Lorraine Groves Booth.  From 31 Jan 2006.

Cleve Bonner
Cleve Bonner, 73, of Dryfork, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 13, 1932, at Dryfork, a son of the late Albert and Strawdie Huffman Bonner.
He was preceded in death by his first wife in August 1988, Doris Arbogast Bonner, whom he married in September 1952. On Dec. 31, 1996, he married Mildred Wolford Bonner, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael and wife, Rebecca Bonner, and Carl and wife, Peggy Bonner, all of Dryfork; two daughters, Joyce and husband, Ernest Burky, of Wheeling and Cathy Bonner of Dryfork; two stepchildren, Cheryl and husband, Jeff Judy, of Dryfork and Kenneth Brown of Scio, Ohio; one brother, Dave and wife, Sherry Bonner and their two sons, Adam and Travis, of Dryfork; one sister, Helen Mann of Warren, Ohio; six grandchildren, Christopher, Melissa and Jennifer Burky, Marcus and wife, Elizabeth Bonner, and Autumn and Jeff Bonner; one great-grandchild, Sheridan; and two stepgrandchildren, Whitney and Olivia Judy.
Mr. Bonner owned and operated Bonner Lumber Co. since 1972. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with family and friends. He was a member of Dryfork Assembly of God Church.
Friends will be received at Dryfork Assembly of God Church Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the church with Sister Alice Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Bonner Family Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 8 May 2006.

Delcie R. Bosley
Delcie R. Bosley, 87, a resident of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born June 21, 1918, at Alton, a daughter of the late George Wyatt and Rhonda Zickefoose Wyatt.
On Aug. 16, 1933, she was married to Brooks Bosley, who preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1991.
Surviving are two sons, Gary Bosley of Charleroi, Pa., and Mike Bosley and wife, Louise, of Buckhannon; one daughter, Patricia L. Bosley Tenney and husband, John, of Buckhannon; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Donis Snyder of Dayton, Ohio.
Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Helen Ann Bosley; two sisters, Delma Long and Dana Long Pringle; and three brothers, Denver Wyatt, Denzil Wyatt and Doral Wyatt.
She was a homemaker and attended Tennerton United Methodist Church at Buckhannon.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with the Rev. Dixie McCormick officiating. Interment will follow in Alton Cemetery at Alton. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 12 Jan 2006.

Kyle R. Bosley
Kyle Ray Bosley, 64, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away at 11:08 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 6, 1941, at Weston, a son of the late William C. Bosley and the late Nellie Bosley.
He was twice married, first to Freda Mae White Bosley, who preceded him in death. He later married Jo Ann Strader Bosley, who survives at Mill Creek.
Also surviving are three sons, Lonnie Jay Bosley, Ronnie Lee Bosley and David Lynn Bosley, all of Savannah, Tenn.; two daughters, Donna Mae Clark of Pogasa Springs, Colo., and Brenda Kay Sowell of Savannah, Tenn. Three stepsons, Russell Henline II of Beverly, John Henline of Dailey and Ralph Howard of Salem; one stepdaughter, Rosetta Warner of Beverly; several stepbrothers and stepsisters; several nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Jeremy Bosley of Beverly; and a granddaughter, Natalia Marie Clark also survive.
Mr. Bosley was employed as a laborer for Davis Brothers Concrete in Tennessee at the time he became disabled. He attended Union Mission Church at Mill Creek.
At the request of the deceased, his remains will be cremated. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Kyle Ray Bosley. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 4 Feb 2006.

William G. Bosley Sr.
William Gerald Bosley Sr., 86, of Maysville, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, in Veterans Administration Medical Center at Martinsburg.
Family will receive friends at Schaeffer Funeral Home Sunday, March 5, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the time of the memorial service with the Rev. Paul Donaldson officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Maysville Cemetery at Maysville. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 3 Mar 2006.

Paul Bowers
Paul “Pete” Bowers, 67, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Paul “Pete” Bowers. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Jul 2006.

Paul Bowers
Paul “Pete” Bowers, 67, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 24, 1938, at Glady, a son of the late Harry Bowers Sr. and Luella May George Bowers.
He is survived by two daughters, Amy L. Bowers of Elkins and Becky Peavy of Louisiana; three brothers, Edra “Ed” Bowers and Harry Bowers Jr., both of Elyria, Ohio and Huey Bowers of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Harriet B. Mathes of Elyria, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Nikki and Jacob Peavy of Louisiana. Also surviving are two special friends, Ken Corley and Paul Smith; and Pete’s dog, Sadie. A very special cousin, Dale Arbogast, also survives.
In addition to his parents, also preceding him in death was one sister, Esther Kegley.
Pete was a graduate of Tygart Valley High School with the class of 1957 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served from December of 1961 to November of 1963 as a cryptographer. He was employed as a driver for United Parcel Service for 31 years prior to his retirement and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 175, B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 1135, H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family would like to thank Dr. Pondo for the excellent care he gave Pete during his illness.
At Pete’s request, his remains will be cremated. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. The Rev. William Sullivan will officiate. Presentation of the American Flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 American Legion of Elkins. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave. Belington, W.Va. 26250. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Paul “Pete” Bowers. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com. From 11 Jul 2006. 

Paul Bowers
Paul "Pete" Bowers, 67, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
At Pete’s request, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. The Rev. William Sullivan will officiate. Presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Paul "Pete" Bowers. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Jul 2006.

Paul Bowers
At Pete’s request, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. The Rev. William Sullivan will officiate. Presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Paul "Pete" Bowers. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Jul 2006.

Gladys K. Bowman
Gladys Keplinger Bowman, 97, formerly of Petersburg, passed away Monday, April, 17, 2006, in Sundale Nursing Home at Morgantown. 
Friends will be received Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Longbon officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg.  From 19 Apr 2006.

Martha S. Boyd
Martha S. Boyd, 81, a resident of Elkins, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 20, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Martha S. Boyd. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Jan 2006.

Martha S. Boyd
Martha S. Boyd, 81, a resident of Route 1, Elkins, the Chenoweth Creek Road, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 19, 1924, at Cowen, a daughter of the late John and Elsie Henderson Fletcher.
On Oct. 2, 1955, at Cowen, she was married to Vernon R. Boyd, who survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Kathleen “Sally” Blake of Salem, Ohio, Freda Sharp of Cowen; and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were five brothers, Howard, Huling, Harry, Ray and Lester Fletcher; and four sisters, Jocie Bird, Gertrude Wilson, Ida McCumbers and Lucy Dodrill.
Mrs. Boyd was a graduate of Cowen High School, attended the University of Maryland and the Baltimore Business College. She was employed as a journalist for the Associated Press and retired as a clerical advisor for Western Union. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Elkins.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley and Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating.
Interment will follow in the Beverly Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the “We Care Group” of the First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Boyd. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Martha Susan Boyd. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 21 Jan 2006.

Thomas W. Boyd
Thomas W. Boyd, 88, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, in Woodlands Health Care at Huntington.
He was born March 13, 1917, at Germantown, Pa., the son of Hugh W. and Mary D. Boyd.
He served in World War II and the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Navy. He was a manufacturer’s representative throughout his life. A member of Trinity Episcopal Church, he was very active in both diocesan and parish activities. After his retirement, he volunteered in the Habitat for Humanity building program and also was a driver at the Veterans Administration Hospital, chauffeuring patients to and from the hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, Clarence, Hugh and Theodore; and a sister, Ruth.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; and daughters and sons-in-law, Mary (John Henning) of Elkins, Karen (Jay Mills) and Tina (Carl Wagoner); and grandchildren, Jamie and Sarah Mills, Caitlin and Colin Henning and Ainsley and Colleen Wagoner. His brother and sister-in-law, William and Martha Boyd; and numerous nephews and nieces also survive him.
In compliance with his wishes, his body has been donated to the Marshall University School of Medicine. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Trinity Church in Huntington. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Church, Hospice, Habitat or the Huntington Museum of Art.  From 14 Feb 2006.

Leo G. Boylen Sr.
Leo Guy Boylen Sr., 83, of Pt. Pleasant Community, Route 1, Flemington, died Friday morning, July 7, 2006, at his home, following an extended illness.
He was born May 9, 1923, at Parkersburg, a son of the late Guy A. and Vera Veda (Arnold) Boylen.
On June 2, 1946, he married the former Reba Jean Anglin, who preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1993.
Surviving are one son, Leo G. “Lonnie” (Judy) Boylen Jr. of Philippi; two daughters, Jennifer Kay (Steven) Campbell of Hixson, Tenn., and Jodie M. Boylen Esq. of Parkersburg; one sister, Mary Jane Nutter of Flemington; six grandchildren, Jonathan Campbell, Andrew Campbell, Cody Guy Boylen, Julie K. Bibey, Gina Marie Howe and Courtney Jean Payne; five great- grandchildren, Noah Guy Morgan Boylen, Paige Caitlan Bibey, Gage Bibey, Lucas Howe and Makenna Howe.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Theda Delaney; and by three brothers, William C. Boylen, John C. Boylen and Frank H. Boylen.
Mr. Boylen was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army and receiving the Order of the Purple Heart. He was a retired coal miner and farmer and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the Pt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9, from the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home at 385 S. Main St. in Philippi. Steven Campbell will officiate and interment will follow in the Pt. Pleasant Cemetery, where Barbour Post 44, American Legion will present the American flag. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 8 Jul 2006.

Eva I. Bragg
Eva Iris Bragg, 83, a resident of Buckhannon, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
She was born July 11, 1922, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Martin J. Simons and Grace Dale Simons.
She was married to Delbert Bragg Jr., who preceded her in death in 1968.
Surviving are two sons Odgen and wife, Marjorie Bragg, of Buckhannon and Milford Bragg of Jacksonville, Fla.; one grandson, Odgen Bragg Jr. of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Debra Pringle of Buckhannon; and one sister, Ruby Grandinette of Buckhannon.
Also preceding her in death was one sister, Leatha Simons.
She was a homemaker and attended Rocky Ford United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home with the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky Ford Church Cemetery. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 3 Jan 2006.

M. Aldene Brake
M. Aldene Brake, 79, a resident of Petersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at her home. 
The family will receive friends today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral Home with Pastor Larry M. Cantu officiating. Interment will follow in North Mill Creek Cemetery at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rita Breaux
Rita Meadows Breaux, 48, a resident of 204 Cross St., Highland Park community, where she had made her home with her sister, Vicky Kelley, and brother-in-law, Ron, passed away Thursday evening, April 20, 2006. She had been in failing health, however death was sudden and unexpected.
A more comprehensive obituary will be given at a later date. At the request of the deceased, the remains will be cremated. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Rita Meadows Breaux.  From 22 Apr 2006.

Rita Meadows Breaux
Rita Meadows Breaux, 48, a resident of 204 Cross St., the Highland Park community, where she had made her home with her sister and brother-in-law, Vicky and Ron Kelley, passed away Thursday evening, April 20, 2006, at her residence. She had been in failing health; however, death was sudden and unexpected.
Born July 27, 1957, at Elyria, Ohio, she was the beloved daughter of her mother, Icie Strawderman Meadows, who survives in the Highland Park community, and father and stepmother, Fields W. Meadows Sr. and Laura, of Dalton, Ga.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Mason Edward Meade and wife, Crystal, of Chapmansville; a sister, Vicky Kelley and husband, Ron, of the Highland Park community; three brothers, Fields W. Meadows Jr. and wife, Nichole, Brady Meadows and wife, Beth, all of Elkins, and Joe Meadows and companion, Rhonda, of Beverly. Also surviving is a grandson, Ethan Meade; three nieces, Angie Vanpelt, Keisha Meadows and Paige Meadows; three nephews, Josh Meadows, Jeremey Meadows, and J.R. Shiflett; a great-nephew, Ashton Clemens; and a host of friends.
Preceding her in death was a sister, Cora Ellen White.
Rita lived most of her life in Elkins and attended the schools of Randolph County. She lived in Texas for several years and was the property manager in Richland Hills for 10 years. Rita attended Shiloh Baptist Church. Rita loved to read, especially Stephen King novels. She loved listening to music and spending time with her family and friends. Rita was a special person and never met a stranger. She was a giver even if is was just a hug. She gave without expecting anything in return. Her family and her true friends will deeply miss her and will keep her in their hearts forever.
At the request of Rita, she will be cremated. A memorial service will be Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. from the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Terry Cannon of Shiloh Baptist and Believer’s Fellowship churches will officiate. Rita’s suggestion was that in lieu of flowers, give of yourself to someone who needs you or to a charity of your choice, and remember when you are giving, you are keeping a very special lady’s wish. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Rita Meadows Breaux. (304-657-6717)  From 24 Apr 2006.

Michael L. Bright
Chief Petty Officer Michael Lynn Bright, U.S. Navy retired, 48, a resident of the Pheasant Run community, Kerens, departed this life Sunday evening, May 14, 2006, at the Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Chief Petty Officer Michael Lynn Bright, U.S. Navy retired. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 15 May 2006.

Michael L. Bright
Chief Petty Officer Michael Lynn Bright, U.S. Navy, retired, 48, a resident of the Pheasant Run community, departed this life Sunday evening, May 14, 2006, at the Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. He had been in declining health.
He was born Aug. 12, 1957, at Parsons, a son of the late Harold Gene “Squeak” Bright and Nettie Genevie Loughry Bright Lipscomb, and his stepfather, Randolph Lipscomb, who survive.
He was formerly married to Mary Alice Haer, Helen Heartlove and Michelle Stout, who survive.
Also surviving are one daughter, Misty Dawn Ritter and husband, Mike, of Bretz; three brothers, James Patrick “Pat” Bright and wife, Vickie, of Pifer Mountain, Mark Allen Bright and Paul Keith Bright and wife, Marlene, all of Pheasant Run; and one granddaughter, Laylah Dawn Ritter of Bretz.
Preceding him in death besides his father was one sister, Pauletta Kay Canfield.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1975. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to search for mushrooms. He was a member of the National Riffle Association and was a noted antique collector. He was affiliated with the Irons Chapel Church and the caretaker of the Parsons Family Cemetery at Shavers Fork.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Thursday, May 18, at 11 a.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons Family Cemetery at Shavers Fork, where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign War will conduct full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Chief Petty Officer Michael Lynn Bright, U.S. Navy retired. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 May 2006.

Michael L. Bright
Chief Petty Officer Michael Lynn Bright, U.S. Navy retired, 48, a resident of the Pheasant Run community, departed this life Sunday evening, May 14, 2006, at the Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. He had been in declining health.
He was born Aug. 12, 1957, at Parsons, a son of the late Harold Gene “Squeak” Bright and Nettie Genevie Loughry Bright Lipscomb, and his stepfather, Randolph Lipscomb, who survives. He was formerly married to Mary Alice Haer, Helen Heartlove and Michelle Stout, who survive.
Also surviving are one daughter, Misty Dawn Ritter and husband, Mike, of Bretz; three brothers, James Patrick “Pat” Bright and wife, Vickie, of Pifer Mountain, Mark Allen Bright and Paul Keith Bright and wife, Marlene, all of Pheasant Run; and one granddaughter, Laylah Dawn Ritter of Bretz.
Preceding him in death besides his father was one sister; Pauletta Kay Canfield.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1975. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved to search for mushrooms. He was a member of the National Riffle Association and was a noted antique collector. He was affiliated with the Irons Chapel Church and the caretaker of the Parsons Family Cemetery at Shavers Fork.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Thursday, May 18, at 11 a.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons Family Cemetery at Shavers Fork, where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign War will conduct full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Chief Petty Officer Michael Lynn Bright, U.S. Navy retired. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 17 May 2006.

Vickie R. Bright
Vickie Rena Freeman Bright, 43, a resident of Pifer Mountain Community, St. George, went to her heavenly home Tuesday evening, Nov. 28, 2006, at her home following an extended illness with cancer.
She was born Saturday, Dec. 1, 1962, at Philippi, a daughter of Robert Wesley and Wanda Grace Auvil Freeman of St. George.
On Dec. 10, 1988, at Parsons, she was married to her dedicated and loving husband, James Patrick “Pat” Bright, who survives.
Also surviving are one brother, Robert “Mark” Freeman of Parsons; one very special niece, Heather Freeman of Morgantown; a very special nephew, Adam Freeman of Parsons; her maternal grandmother, Nellie Nestor Auvil of Parsons; her paternal grandmother, Sedalia Nestor Freeman of Moatsville; her mother-in-law, Nettie Bright Lipscomb and husband, Randolph, of Parsons; brothers-in-law, Mark Bright and Paul Bright and wife, Marlene, all of the Pheasant Community, and Junior Canfield of Elkins; a life long friend, Suzie Hauser of Mill Creek; and a host of uncles, aunts, friends and neighbors.
Preceding her in death were her grandfathers, Walter Auvil and Leo B. Freeman; father-in-law, Harold “Squeak” Bright; one nephew, Robert M. Freeman II; brother-in-law, Mike Bright; and sister-in-law, Pauletta Canfield.
She was a graduate of Tucker County High School with the class of 1981. She received her LPN II nursing degree from the Fred Eberle School of Nursing during 1990. She was a dedicated and caring wife, daughter, special aunt, nurse and she was employed at Davis Memorial Hospital for 15 years. She was a Christian and attended Sycamore Grove Church. She was an antique collector, enjoyed going to ball games, was an avid outdoors person and loved her animals.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow in Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Vickie Rena Freeman Bright. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 30 Nov 2006.

Vickie R. Bright
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow in Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Vickie Rena Freeman Bright. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 1 Dec 2006.

Vickie R. Bright
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow in Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Vickie Rena Freeman Bright. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Dec 2006.

Arlene S. Brisson
Arlene (Smith) Brisson, 85, of Richmond, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Richmond, Va.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the funeral home with the Rev. Shyrl Smith officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 12 May 2006.

Wayne V. Brockleman
Wayne V. Brockleman, 91, a resident of Buckhannon, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
He was born July 9, 1914, in Lewis County, the son of the late Michael Brockleman and Lucy Henry Brockleman.
Surviving are his wife, Helma Slaughter Brockleman; one son, Gary and wife, Sheila Brockleman; one grandson, Todd and wife, Debora Brockleman; two great-grandsons, Luke Brockleman and Jess Brockleman, all of Buckhannon; seven sisters, Irene Melton of Weston, Sarah Squires of Buckhannon, Maxine “Pete” Ward of Buckhannon, Ruth Dale Davis of Weston, Lucille Rastle of Weston, Jean Rastle of Kent, Ohio, and Joanne Loudin of Kent, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death was one sister, Hazel Herron.
He was an auto mechanic for the West Virginia Department of Highways.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday form the funeral home with the Rev. Wease Day officiating. Interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 13 Feb 2006.

Bertha Brown
Bertha Wayne (Smith) Brown, 82, of Petersburg, died Monday, July 24, 2006, in Grant County Nursing Home.
Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Revs. Wilton B. Thomas and Paul L. Donaldson officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 25 Jul 2006.

James C. Brown
James C. Brown, 48, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Monday night at his home, after a four month illness.
He was born June 23, 1957, at Willard, Ohio, and grew up in Greenwich, Ohio. He lived in Mansfield for the past 15 years.
He was a 1975 graduate of South Central High School in Greenwich, Ohio, and graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College in 1980. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1975 to 1978 as a crew chief on an FB 1-11's. He worked for Valley Transportation in Ashland, Ohio, for 22 years. He also worked for North Central Automotive in Polk, Ohio. He farmed part time for the Fulk family. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Mansfield, Ohio, and served on the Capital Funds Campaign Committee for construction of a new church. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and helped with Boy Scout Troop 214 of Mansfield, Ohio. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an avid hunter. He had been a pilot and loved to fly, and he loved rebuilding his 1975 Chevy pick-up.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Claudette (Betler) Brown; daughters, Jerianne (Deonta) Davis of Columbus, Ohio, and Lauren Brown, at home; a son, Jordan Brown, at home; grandson, Deonta Davis II of Columbus, Ohio; mother and father, Lorin and Patricia Brown of Greenwich, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Blanche Brown of Greenwich, Ohio; father-in-law and stepmother-in-law, Delbert and Diane Betler of Helvetia; a sister, Lori (Rick) Wheeler of Greenwich, Ohio; two brothers, Bryan (Cheri) Brown of Norwalk, Ohio, and Jeff (Jackie) Brown of Norwalk, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Geraldine Betler; paternal grandfather, Lawrence Brown; and maternal grandparents, Francis and Leonard Strimple.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Eastman Funeral Home, 49 W. Main St., Greenwich, Ohio. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Faith United Methodist Church, 3775 Franklin Church Road, Mansfield, Ohio. The Rev. Mike Mack will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church Capital Funds Campaign, 3775 Franklin Church Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44903 or to the American Cancer Society.  From 21 Jun 2006.

Karen S. Bryant
Karen Sue Bryant, 58, of Grove Street, Buckhannon, went home peacefully to be with her Lord Wednesday, July 26, 2006.
She was born June 9, 1948, at Marietta, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lowell G. and Emma June Meek Kehl.
She was united in marriage on Sept. 20, 1970 to Sherman “Gene” Bryant, who survives.
She is survived by one daughter, Melissa and husband, Scott Horner, of Beverly, Ohio; two sons, Timothy and wife, Lora Bryant, and Matthew and wife, Erica Bryant, both of French Creek; seven grandchildren, Brittany, Joshua, Christian and Elijah Bryant of French Creek, Katelynn Horner of Beverly, Ohio and Brooklyn and Drake Bryant of French Creek; two brothers, Lowell G. Kehl Jr. of Buckhannon and Edward and wife, Cindy Kehl, of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Candace Kehl of Buckhannon and Michelle and husband, Randy Sears, of Belpre, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the funeral chapel with Pastor Holly Hoover officiating. Interment will follow in Upshur County Memorial Park Cemetery. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 27 Jul 2006.

Michael Bunner
Dr. Michael Bunner, DDS, MS, 62, most recently of Weston, and a resident of Elkins, for the past three years, a well known orthodontist in the Weston, Elkins and Fairmont areas, passed away early Christmas morning, Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 20, 1944, at Swindon, England, the son of the late James Oscar Bunner and the late Kathleen Gertrude Pearce Bunner.
Dr. Bunner is survived by his wife, Catherine Jean Hamrick Bunner; two children, both at home, his son, Jean-Michael Bunner and his daughter, Gabrielle Leone Bunner Moore; a sister, Helen Louise Chalk of Moundsville; a niece, Kristine M. Chalk of Moundsville; a nephew, James Michael Chalk of Moundsville; an uncle, Melvin Pearce of Wilthire, England, and an aunt, Rita O’Dwyer of Ireland.
After having been born in England, he came to the United States at the age of 2. He grew up in Moundsville and graduated from Moundsville High School in 1962. After graduating high school, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965 and was always very proud of his military service.
He returned to the area and attended West Liberty College. He later transferred to and graduated in 1970 with a bachelor of science in pharmacy from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. Upon his graduation, he practiced in the pharmaceutical field for three years in Ohio and West Virginia. He was employed by Super X Pharmacy before returning to West Virginia University to receive a degree from the American Academy of Dental Radiology in 1976. He went on to receive a doctor of dental surgery degree in 1977 from the WVU School of Dentistry before graduating in 1979 with a master of science degree from WVU. He soon opened his first orthodontic practice in Elkins and continued to open successful satellite offices in Webster Springs, Philippi, Weston, Buckhannon and Fairmont. He continued to support WVU Alumni and the WVU Department of Orthodontics financially until the present and was a member of several professional and fraternal societies.
Dr. Bunner was baptized into the Christian faith in July of 1989 at Hart Chapel in Elkins. He and his family have been members of Victory Assembly of God since moving to and residing in Weston.
Friends will be received at Frey Home for Funerals, Addition Chapel, 320 Madison St., Fairmont, on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Thursday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Ballah Chapel Cemetery in Grant Town, where full military honors will be conducted at the graveside. Condolences for the Bunner family may be e-mailed to FHFF320@aol.com. A service of Frey Home for Funerals in Fairmont.  From 26 Dec 2006.

Hazel A. Burdette
Hazel A. Burdette, 92, a resident of Prospect, Ky., died at 10:10 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2006, at her home in Prospect, Ky.
She was born May 27, 1913, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late William Edwin Andrew and Eva Caroline Scott Andrew.
On Oct. 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to Robert J. Burdette, who preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1981.
Surviving are one son, George William Burdette of Ridgecrest, Calif.; two daughters, Mary Ann Burdette Queen of Prospect, Ky., and Linda Carol Steerman of Belington; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Frena Helen Ashworth; and two brothers, Ernest Scott Andrew and William Glenn Andrew.
She was a secretary for Area Agency on Aging and attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. She was a 50-year member and past Worthy Matron of Buckhannon Chapter 18 Order of the Eastern Star. Hazel was a graduate of West Virginia Business College, where she was a star basketball player. She was attache, serving one Senate session as head stenotypist. She was secretary to Dr. Scarborough, president of West Virginia Wesleyan College, during the absence of his regular secretary. She also worked as accountant and secretary for various establishments in Upshur County.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the funeral home with the Rev. Stephen Engle officiating. Entombment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Mausoleum at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 4 Mar 2006.

Howard F. Burky
Howard F. Burky entered into eternal rest on the morning of Monday, June 19, 2006, at his residence in Charleston, S.C.
The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services Friday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private. Friends may call at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church today between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 712 Wappoo Road, Charleston, S.C. 29401; Hollings Cancer Center, 171 Ashley Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29425; or Hospice of Charleston, 3896 Leeds Ave., North Charleston, S.C. 29405. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel.  From 22 Jun 2006. 

Howard F. Burky
Howard F. Burky, 85, passed away into eternal rest on Monday, June 19, 2006.
Mr. Burky was born Aug. 12, 1920, at Pickens.
The funeral was on June 23, in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Charleston, S.C. Interment was on June 24 in Live Oak Memorial Gardens, Charleston, S.C.
Surviving are two children, Werner "Turky" Burky of Charleston, S.C. and his wife, Julie, and Karen Burky of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; two granddaughters, Ashley Burky Burg and her husband, Jordan, and Allison Anne Burky; and one great-grandchild, Sylvia Caroline Burg. Two sisters also survive him, Helen (Jack) Bryan of Gray, Ga. and Hilda (Harry) Wilmoth of Beaver Falls, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alva Pat Gilmore Burky, who entered into eternal rest in 1984; and two brothers, Norman, an infant, and Ralph Burky of Pickens.
Mr. Burky was the son of the late Fred Burky Jr. and Lena Haslebacher Burky.
After attending Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, Mr. Burky worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio. He moved to Charleston, S.C. after serving in the Army from 1943 to 1946. He joined First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston, S.C. in 1951, was promoted to vice-president in 1954 and served as president and chief executive officer from 1956 to 1984. He served as vice chairman of the board of trustees until retirement in 1985. In the early 1980s, he was appointed to serve on the Legislative Committee of the U.S. League of Savings Associations. He was elected as a commissioner of the Charleston CPW, Charleston Water System, in 1984. Mr. Burky served as chairman from 2002 until the time of his death.
Leadership and service, particularly in the area of education, characterized Mr. Burky’s life. The seed was planted when he taught 12 grades in a one-room schoolhouse near Pickens. He was appointed to the Charleston County Consolidated School Board when it was formed in 1968, re-elected in 1970 and 1974 and was board chairman in 1974. He was president of the South Carolina School Boards Association and the Southern Association of School Boards. He was also chairman of the trustees of Charleston County Schools.
Leadership included serving as president of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Charleston Safety Council, Charleston Council of the U.S. Navy League, and Charleston Music Club. Civic board service included the boards of YMCA, Charleston Library Society, Charleston Home for Children, Junior Achievement of Greater Charleston, and Business Development Corporation of South Carolina. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston, Civitan, Deutscher Bruderlicher Bund, German Friendly Society, New England Society, French Society and St. Andrew's Lodge 367 A.F.M.
Membership in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church included service as a deacon, elder and Sunday School teacher. He also sang in the choir.
Hobbies included gardening, music, collecting art and traveling.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 712 Wappoo Rd., Charleston, S.C. 29407; Hollings Cancer Center, 171 Ashley Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29425; or Hospice of Charleston, 3896 Leeds Ave., North Charleston, S.C. 29405.  From 29 Jun 2006.

Arley R. Burner Jr.
Arley R. Burner Jr., 76, a resident of Route 2, Midway Road, Belington, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 27, 1929, at Philippi, a son of the late Arley R. and Garnet Elizabeth Hudkins Burner.
He was united in marriage Oct. 30, 1950, to Betty Jo Bolton Burner, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Janice Elaine and husband, Larry Lantz, of Midway Road, Belington; two sons, Michael Duane and wife, Reta Burner, of 4-H Road, Philippi, and David Lynn and wife, Karen Burner, of Frostburg, Md.; six sisters, Agnes England of Belington, Christine Jones of Philippi, Carol Allen of Tennessee, Judy Burner, Beverly Poe and Jackie Malcolm, all of Philippi; one brother, David Burner of Philippi; nine grandchildren, Carla and husband, Jeff Rogers, Doug and wife, Jennifer Lantz, Chad Burner and friend, Sonya Wolfe, Alan Burner, Danny and wife, Melissa Burner, Benjamin Burner, Joshua Burner, Heather Stevens and Tyler Stevens; and eight great-grandchildren, Zach Lantz, Johnny Stock, Tanner Lantz, Tyler Rogers, Lauren Rogers, Abigail Burner, Rebeka Burner and Trevor Burner.
Mr. Burner was preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen Burner; and four brothers, Richard Burner, Russell Burner, Gail Burner and Donald Burner.
Mr. Burner worked 37 years with the B&O Railroad as a welder and track man. Mr. Burner was a former member of the Tyhanna Sportsman Club and a member of the Faith Way Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home at 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour with the Rev. Downing Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in Mary’s Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington Disease Society of America in care of Peggy Polito, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, P.O. Box 110223, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 25 Apr 2006.

Charles R. Burner
Charles Ray Burner, 75, of 110 Trenton St., Petersburg, died Monday, April 17, 2006, in Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg. He had been in failing health for three years, but death was unexpected.
He was born Nov. 16, 1930, at Philippi, the son of the late Charles and Helen (Robinson) Burner. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Robert Burner; and one sister, Shelby King.
Mr. Burner retired as corporal with the West Virginia State Police, having served for nearly 30 years. He was a member of the West Virginia State Police Retired Members Association and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 107 in Charleston. He was a member of the Bigelow Lodge No. 52 AF & AM of Philippi, the Beni Kedem Shriners of Charleston and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Charleston. He was a member of Marys Chapel United Methodist Church of Philippi. He also was sheriff of Grant County for two years. 
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Judy (Watson) Burner, formerly of Philippi; two daughters, Jo Ellen Thompson of Elkins and Susan Kimble and husband, Bruce, of Petersburg. The light of his life were his five grandchildren, Brandon Thompson and wife, Amy, of Hickory, N.C., Brent Thompson and wife, Melissa, of Elkins, Nick Thompson and wife, Julie, of Euless, Texas, Beth Kimble and Amy Kimble and fiance, Derrick White, of Petersburg; and his precious great-grandchildren, Christian and Noah Thompson and one to be born in November 2006.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20, at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard L. Longbon officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery at Petersburg. Memorials may be made to The Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave, New York, N.Y. 10018. Schaeffer Funeral Home services. From 18  Apr 2006.

Louise Burner
Louise Burner, 76, of Cass, passed away Tuesday morning, July 25, 2006, at her home.
Mrs. Burner was born April 21, 1930, at Arbovale, the daughter of the late Orlan H. and Leta Johnston Shears.
Louise was a member of Arbovale United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, Eugene Burner; two daughters, Charleen Swoyer and husband, Roger, of Shadyside, Ohio and Charlotte Weaver and husband, Jim, of Locust Grove, Ga.; one son, Richard Smith and wife, Carol, of St. Clairsville, Ohio; one brother, Darrell Shears of Newville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the funeral home with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will follow in Arbovale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 629 North Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or to Arbovale United Methodist Church, Arbovale, W.Va. 24915. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.  From 26 Jul 2006.

Louise Burner
Louise Burner, 76, of Cass, passed away Tuesday morning, July 25, 2006, at her home.
Mrs. Burner was born April 21, 1930, at Arbovale, the daughter of the late Orlan H. and Leta Johnston Shears.
Louise was a member of Arbovale United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, Eugene Burner; two daughters, Charleen Swoyer and husband, Roger, of Shadyside, Ohio and Charlotte Weaver and husband, Jim, of Locust Grove, Ga.; one son, Richard Smith and wife, Carol, of St. Clairsville, Ohio; one brother, Darrell Shears of Newville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the funeral home with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will follow in Arbovale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 629 North Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or to Arbovale United Methodist Church, Arbovale, W.Va. 24915. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.  From 27 Jul 2006.

Earl O. Burner
Earl O. Burner, 92, a resident of Presque Isle, Maine, since August 1999, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, peacefully, at his home.
He was born Dec. 7, 1913, near Philippi, a son of the late Thomas Orville and Delta Jane (Schoonover) Burner.
On Sept. 7, 1940, he married the love of his life, Velma Mace, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and David Ericsson of Tucson, Ariz., and Pamela and Robert Palm of Presque Isle, Maine; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. David and Janice Burner of Booneville, Ark.; grandchildren, Jennifer Whetstone and husband, Stephen, of Hollywood, Md., Robert Ericsson and wife, Katherine, of Roanoke, Va., Hillary Lisnik and husband, Eric, of Boulder City, Nev., Gregory Palm and friend, Catherine Boone, of Presque Isle, Maine, and Erica Mattingly, Andrea Burner and Grant Burner, all of Booneville, Ark. Great-grandchildren are Emily and Noah Whetstone, Sophie and Jack Ericsson and Anthony Mattingly. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by all of his siblings, younger brothers, Carl, Glenn and Ralph.
Mr. Burner was in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Rupert and graduated from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War as an intelligence officer. He had been a West Virginia State Policeman, and retired from the CSX railroad in 1983. He was active in church, Kiwanis, PTA and many other community organizations in his former residences of Elkins, and Cumberland, Md. He and Velma were avid bridge players and had been members of the square dancers and newcomers. They enjoyed traveling and taking cruises together. At the time of his stroke in January 1999, he was serving as president of the Bel Air, Md., neighborhood watch, which he had helped found. He was an earnest, kind and decent man with great good humor — a loving husband, father and grandfather — and those qualities blessed his family even through his final hours.
A private gathering, in Earl’s memory, will be conducted at the family home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in his name be made to the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging, for the Adult Daycare Program only, 33 Davis St., Presque Isle, Maine 04769. Arrangements in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Presque Isle.  From 17 Nov 2006. 

A. Paul Burr Jr.
A. Paul Burr Jr., 80, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Oct. 7, 2006, in Johns Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore, Md.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for A. Paul Burr Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Oct 2006.

Alvin Burr Jr.
Alvin “Paul” Burr Jr., 80, a resident of Easy Street, Elkins, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Johns Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore, Md.
He was born Monday, July 26, 1926, at Elkins, a son of the late Alvin Paul Burr and Bernice Wright Burr.
He was twice married. First, on Sept. 2, 1947, at Elkins, he was married to the former Cora Lorraine “Toots” Burr, who preceded him in death Aug. 23, 1982. Second on Dec. 28, 1986, at Orlando, Fla., he was married to the former Janet M. Chester Jones, who survives at Elkins.
Also surviving are one son, Jeffery D. Burr of Wilmington, N.C.; one daughter, Viveca Ann Burr Altobelli and husband, Tony, of Orlando, Fla.; two stepchildren; one sister, Barbara Ann Henriksen and husband, Edward, of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; one nephew, Burr Henriksen of Texas; three grandchildren, Zack Crutchfield, Abbe Crutchfield and Corey Burr; five stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandsons.
Paul attended the schools of Randolph County, was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1944, where he loved being a member of the band. He attended Davis & Elkins College in Elkins and Hardwood Lumber School in Memphis, Tenn. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army as a paratrooper at the 1st Battalion General Headquarters. He had worked for Monongahela Power Co. for 17 years and had worked for Emerson Phares Lumber Co. as a hardwood salesman. He was a charter member of the Izaac Walton League, was a life member of the National Rifle Association, was a member of the Elkins Lodge 108, AF & AM and Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church where he had served as an elder. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Mr. Burr’s request for cremation was honored. A private graveside service will be Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Elkins Memorial Gardens, formerly the IOOF Cemetery, at Elkins, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Jackson officiating. Interment of the cremains will follow. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, 450 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Alvin “Paul” Burr Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Oct 2006.

Martin M. Burr
Martin M. Burr, 69, a resident of Adrian, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in Culpeper Regional Hospital at Culpeper, Va.
He was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Upshur County, a son of the late Charles D. Burr and Mary E. Haymond Burr.
On March 12, 1958, he was married to Mary B. Flynn Burr, who survives at Adrian.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard Burr and wife, Laura, of Summerville, S.C., and James M. Burr and wife, Sunnie, of Warrenton, Va.; one daughter, Kathy Burr Cox and husband, James, of Culpeper, Va.; two brothers, Allen Burr of Buckhannon and James Burr of Adrian; three sisters, Mary Tarley of Romney, Martha Landis and Joann Samples, both of French Creek; three grandsons, Danny Burr, Brady Burr and Casey Burr; and four granddaughters, Pamela Burr, Sarah Burr, Kendall Cox and Delanie Cox.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles J. Burr.
He was a senior technical writer for the Department of the Army. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Fork Church Cemetery at French Creek where 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. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 10 Oct 2006.

Lynn Burton
Lynn (Semones) Burton, 56, of Sugar Hill, Ga., went to be with her Lord and savior, Saturday, June 17, 2006. Death was sudden and unexpected.
Lyndall Arlene (Semones) Burton was born at Elkins on Nov. 18, 1949, a daughter of John G. Semones Sr. and Georgia (Poling) Semones. Her grandparents were Russie and Arthur Semones and Rosabell and Ira Poling.
Lynn worked in the clerical field for various companies in Georgia. She graduated from high school in Charlotte, N.C. Lynn was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Georgia.
Lynn is survived by one son, Tony Burton of Snellsville, Ga. She is also survived by a brother and sisters, Gary Semones and wife, Elaine, of California, Becky (Semones) Elzinga and husband, Allen, of Michigan, Lois (Semones) Carr and husband, Soloman, of Elkins and Adrienne (Semones) Vance and husband, Hollis, of Elkins. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by one brother, John “Jack” Semones Jr.; and one sister, Ardith (Semones) Freguson. At Lynn’s request, she was cremated. A graveside memorial service will be Saturday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Whitmer followed by burial of the cremains. Friends and relatives are cordially invited to visit with the family at the Hollis Vance cabin in Whitmer following the services.  From 24 Jun 2006.

Lynn Burton
Lynn (Semones) Burton, 56, of Sugar Hill, Ga., went to be with her Lord and savior Saturday, June 17, 2006. Death was sudden and unexpected.
Lyndall Arlene (Semones) Burton was born at Elkins on Nov. 18, 1949, a daughter of John G. Semones Sr. and Georgia (Poling) Semones. Her grandparents were Russie and Arthur Semones and Rosabell and Ira Poling.
Lynn worked in the clerical field for various companies in Georgia. She graduated from high school in Charlotte, N.C. Lynn was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Georgia.
Lynn is survived by one son, Tony Burton of Snellsville, Ga. She is also survived by a brother and sisters, Gary Semones and wife, Elaine, of California, Becky (Semones) Elzinga and husband, Allen, of Michigan, Lois (Semones) Carr and husband, Soloman, of Elkins and Adrienne (Semones) Vance and husband, Hollis, of Elkins. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by one brother, John “Jack” Semones Jr.; and one sister, Ardith (Semones) Freguson. At Lynn’s request, she was cremated. A graveside memorial service will be Saturday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Whitmer, followed by burial of the cremains. Friends and relatives are cordially invited to visit with the family at the Hollis Vance cabin in Whitmer following the services.  From 28 Jun 2006.

Charles L. Bush
Charles L. Bush, 79, of Lancaster, Ohio, formerly of Logan, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, at his residence, where he was surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Oct. 13, 1926, at Mason, son of the late William M. and Velma Johnson Bush.
He was married to Jean Ann Morrison Bush, who survives.
Charles was the former retired owner and operator of Bush’s Restaurant in Logan. He was also a former mason, former board member of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Logan, and was active in Bob Evans Restaurants in the beginning of the company. Charles was also very active in the Logan community.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Ed (Jill) Bush of Kettering, Ohio; a daughter, Susan (Jack) Welch of Huntington; two stepdaughters, Melissa (Mike) Johnson of Knoxville, Tenn. and Christine (Kevin) McCreary of Carroll, Ohio; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Leonard Bush of Johnstown, Ohio, Herb Bush of Gallipolis, Ohio and Alfred Bush of Kingsport, Tenn.; a sister, Marg Neal of Medina, Ohio.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, William Bush.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mountain State Memorial Gardens in Elkins.
Friends may call at Cardaras Funeral Home, 183 E. Second St., Logan, Ohio, Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The family suggests contributions be made to Fair Hope Hospice, 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130. Please sign his online guest book at www.cardaras.com. Cardaras Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.  From 20 Mar 2006.

Daniel Bush Sr.
Daniel “Danny” Bush Sr., 62, a resident of Junior, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at his residence. He had been in failing health for the past eight months. Death was attributed to cancer.
Born June 22, 1943, at Mt. Holly, N.J., he was a son of the late Lester and Mary DeCamp Bush.
On Dec. 23, 1973, he was united in marriage to the former Fannie Atz, who survives at Junior.
Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Mary Sysk and husband, Frank, of Browns Mills, N.J. and Rebecca Pritt and husband, Ronald, of Junior; four sons, John Bush and wife, Cassandra, currently stationed in Iraq, Daniel Bush Jr. and wife, Jennifer, of Mt. Holly, N.J., Steve Bush and Patrick Bush, both of New Jersey; 12 grandchildren and one that he was looking forward too; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Bush Jr.
Daniel was previously employed by Rice Trucking Co., as a truck driver. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He sewed and had made blankets for all his grandchildren. He never meet a stranger. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all those who loved him.
Family received friends at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Saturday, June 3, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., the funeral hour. Pastor Jake Howell of Tygart Valley Baptist Church officiated. At the request of the deceased, after the visitation and service, the remains will be cremated. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Daniel Bush Sr. (304-636-6717)  From 5 Jun 2006. 

Howard B. Bush
Howard Burton “Sonny” Bush, 61, a resident of Hedgesville, departed this life Sunday, April 9, 2006, in Winchester Medical Center at Winchester, Va.
He was born Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1944, at Jefferson County, a son of the late Howard O. Bush and Thelma Clipp Bush.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Wright Bush; two sons, Thomas Harmison and Michael Payne, both of Hedgesville; one daughter, Carol Welty of Martinsburg; three grandchildren, Ashley Lint, Taylor Welty and Aron Harmison; and two sisters, Virginia Lee Burdick of Elkins and Sue E. McDonald of Winchester, Va.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, Robert O’Neill Bush and Alvin Carter Bush; and one sister, Eva Naile Bush.
“Sonny” was employed by the South Berkeley Hauling Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a Methodist by faith.
The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home at Martinsburg from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday, April 12, at 11 a.m. Pastor Jim Bishop will officiate and interment will follow at the Edge Hill Cemetery at Charles Town, where full military rites will be accorded.
This announcement is a courtesy of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Howard Burton “Sonny” Bush. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Apr 2006.

Allen R. Butcher
Allen Ray Butcher, 62, a resident of Route 1, Montrose, departed this life early Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department. He had been in declining health although death was unexpected.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Allen Ray Butcher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 and 27 Apr 2006.

Allen R. Butcher
Allen Ray Butcher, 62, a resident of Route 1, Montrose, departed this life early Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health although death was unexpected. Allen had fought a brave fight with cancer.
He was born Sunday, April 9, 1944, at Elkins, a son of the late Earl Dale Butcher and Carrie Virginia Harris Butcher, who survives at Elkins.
He was married to the former Beryl Daniels, who preceded him in death.
Also surviving are two brothers, Dale Glenn Butcher and Donald Nelson Butcher, both of Montrose; 10 nieces and nephews, Tammy Cleary, Melinda Helmick, Lenny Boggs, Linda Lipscomb, Brenda Haddix, Donnie Butcher, Melanie Crowder, Lori Carr, Samantha Butcher and Dale G. Butcher Jr.; and 12 great nieces and nephews, Clay Cleary, Kelsey Markle, Sharaden and Abby Boggs, Mercedes and Cheyenne Butcher, Jessica and Melissa Haddix, Jessica, Codey, Eddie and Emily Grace Lipscomb.
Preceding him in death besides his father and wife were his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Butcher; his maternal grandparents, Mae and Andrew J. Harris; and two sisters, Doris May “Dory” Fortney and infant, Arveta Virginia Butcher.
Allen attended the schools of Randolph County and had worked in local lumber mills prior to becoming disabled. He was a member of the Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center and was a Protestant by faith.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Tuesday, May 2, from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Allen Ray Butcher. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 28 and 29 Apr 2006.

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