2006 Obits: G

2006 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:G

Lela D. Gadd
Lela Duffield Gadd, a resident of Beverly, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at her home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Lela Duffield Gadd.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Jan 2006. 

Lela D. Gadd
Lela Duffield Gadd, a resident of Beverly, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at her home.
She was the daughter of the late Scott Eldridge Duffield and Mary Emma James Duffield.
On June 23, 1934 at Summersville, she married William Pierce Gadd Sr., who preceded her in death March 27, 1986.
Surviving are three sons, William P. Gadd of Dailey, Richard D. Gadd of Parsons and John P. Gadd of Beverly. Grandchildren, Kristin Nida and husband, Steve, and their children, Justin and Allison, of Beverly, Michael Gadd and wife, Trica, and their children, Kasey and Taylor, of Beverly, William John Gadd and wife, Carla, and their children, Billy, Christa and Isabella, of Clearwater, Fla., Heather Samonte and husband, Ed, and children, Logan Harper and Eddie and Maximillian of Virginia Beach, Va. and Richard Gadd II and wife, Melia, and children, Codi and Aliyah, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers and five sisters.
Mrs. Gadd was a Christian woman and a homemaker.
Private services for Mrs. Gadd were held and entombment followed in Beverly Cemetery. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Mt. Hospice, 16 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mrs. Gadd. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins was in charge of the arrangements for Lela Duffield Gadd. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 6 Jan 2006.

Betty L. Gainer
Betty L. Channell Gainer, 76, of Skyline Drive, Morgantown passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, in Madison Rehabilitation Center.
She was born June 30, 1930, at Norton, a daughter of the late Grady and Bessie May Rosencrance Channell.
Betty was a graduate of Belington High School and Morgantown Beauty School. She retired as a cashier from Monongalia General Hospital and was a member of the Maranatha Assembly of God Church on the Canyon Road, where she loved to go to church.
She is survived by two daughters and spouses, Kelly and Jack Rollyson of Quiet Dell and Patricia Seremetis and Kenny Zara of Morgantown; five grandchildren, Jennifer Ruby Pequeno, Patricia Ruby, Kalen Rollyson, Alexandros Seremetis and Christina Seremetis; two sisters, Beulah and Virginia; and one brother, Paul.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edsel "Jack" Gainer; one sister, Pauline; and two brothers, Robert and her twin, Richard.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the McCulla Funeral Home and on Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the service hour, at the funeral home with Pastor Anthony Sluzas officiating. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent in Betty’s name to the American Diabetes Association, Pittsburgh Office, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235. Online condolences may be sent to the family at McCulla@labs.net.  From 10 Aug 2006.

Carl E. Gainer Sr.
Carl E. Gainer Sr., 91, of Richwood, Nicholas County, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 16, 2006, in Richwood Area Medical Center at Richwood, after a long illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1915, at Montrose, Barbour County, son of the late Marvin J. and Pearl Poling Gainer.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Clarise Smith Gainer; and granddaughter, Tori Thayer.
Survivors include two sons, Walter and wife, Kris Gainer, of Ellicott City, Md. and Carl Gainer Jr. of Richwood; daughter, Grace Ann and husband, Bill Thayer, of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren, Cassie, Tyler and Ashley Gainer and Thomas and Rachel Thayer; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Beckett; sister, Mary Jo Hobzek and husband, Bill; sister-in-law, Ruth Smith; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was educated in public schools, received a bachelor’s degree from Alderson-Broaddus College and did graduate work at Duke University.
He was a principal in Barbour County from 1934 to 1941, served in World War II as a lieutenant commander and captain of an amphibious ship. After his discharge in 1946, he organized Gainer Oil Co.. He started Richwood Cable TV Co. in 1951 and operated it with Sonya and Raymond Chapman until 1982, both of which were sold in 1982. Sonya Chapman stayed on as his executive secretary until his death.
He was active in politics since 1958, when he was elected to the West Virginia State Senate and served in the Senate for 24 years. He served as chairman of the 17 state Southern Legislative Leaders Conference and he was president pro temp of the Senate. He served on several legislative committees, but his favorite was the Natural Resources Committee and was a past board member of the National Council of State Government until last year.
He was a commissioner with the Department of Natural Resources until last year. He was also past president and member of the board of the West Virginia Cables and National Cable Association and past director of Farmers and Merchants Bank.
He was a Methodist by faith, a Mason and Shriner, and a member of BPOE, LOOM., Rotary and American Legion. He was also a past trustee of Alderson-Broaddus College, a life time member of Cherry Hill County Club, a recipient of Issac Walton League Funding and Conservation, West Virginia Wild Life Federation, Forest Service and Beaver Awards.
He received the Governor’s Distinguished West Virginian Award. He supported West Virginia Football for 50 years. He loved turkey hunting and was inducted into the Turkey Hunters Hall of Fame. He had hunted and fished all over the world with people such as Ted Turner and Ted Williams. His favorite trips were with his golfing and hunting friends to his camp “The Blue Goose” in Virginia.
He maintained an office on Main Street in Richwood until his death.
The family would like any donations made to either the Richwood Community Hospital, Equipment Fund, 75 Ave. B, Richwood, W.Va. 26261 or the Richwood Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 408, Richwood, W.Va. 26261.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Richwood with the Rev. David Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park at Richwood.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home in Richwood. Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home.  From 19 Aug 2006. 

Lynn J. Gainer
Lynn Jewell Gainer, 90, a resident of South Davis Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Saturday morning, March 25, 2006, at his residence. He had been in failing health for the last three years.
He was born Friday, April 9, 1915, at Latonia, a son of the late Lee Gainer and Ola Stalnaker Gainer.
On Oct. 12, 1946, at Pittsburgh, Pa., he was married to the former Mary Holland, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, William Neil Gainer and wife, Athena, of South Windsor, Conn., and George R. “Rusty” Gainer of Buckhannon; one daughter, Katherine Holland Sbarra of Ellicott City, Md.; three brothers, Fred V. Gainer and wife, Mazie, of Laurel, Del., and James and Ronald Gainer, both of Elyria, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were five brothers and two sisters.
He was a graduate of Glenville High School with the class of 1933, and he served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, where he received the Purple Heart while serving in the Pacific Theatre. He had worked for Monongahela Power Co. as a linesman and a dispatcher, retiring in 1977, was a scout leader with the Boys Scouts of America, having received the Silver Beaver Award, was very active in the Elkins Junior High School and Elkins High School band auxiliaries and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elkins.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center, Hospice Care Corp., all of their dear neighbors and a special thanks to Mrs. Wanda Roy, who has been Mr. Gainer’s friend and caregiver for the last three years.
Mr. Gainer’s request for cremation was honored. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to Boy Scout Troop 88 in care of First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lynn Jewell Gainer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Mar 2006.

Mary A. Gainer
Mary A. Holland Gainer, 86, a resident of South Davis Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, May 3, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Mary A. Holland Gainer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 4 May 2006.

Mary A. Gainer
Mary A. Holland Gainer, 86, a resident of South Davis Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, May 3, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health.
She was born Thursday, April 29, 1920, at Heaters, a daughter of the late Roy C. Holland and Mariam Lough Holland.
On Oct. 12, 1946, she was married to Lynn Jewell Gainer, who preceded her in death March 25, 2006.
Surviving her are two sons, William Neil Gainer and wife, Athena “Tina‚” of South Windsor, Conn., and George R. “Rusty” Gainer of Buckhannon; one daughter, Katherine Holland Sbarra of Ellicot City, Md.; two brothers, James R. Holland of Sutton and Howard P. Holland of Charleston; a special friend and caregiver, Wanda Roy; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were one brother, Billy Joe Holland; and one sister, Helen Pauline Holland.
She had graduated from Sutton High School with the class of 1939 and had attended Glenville State Teacher’s College. She had taught school, worked for the Jones McGlaughlin Steel Co. at Pittsburgh, Pa., Cupp’s Furniture and The Inter-Mountain. She had been actively involved with scouts for more than 20 years, having been a den mother for Cub Scout Pack 88 and leader for Brownie Troop 125, and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elkins.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Thursday, May 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate. At Mrs. Gainer’s request, cremation will follow. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to Cub Scouts Pack 88 in care of First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241, and they wish to extend a special thanks to the ICU and PCU nursing staff at Davis Memorial Hospital. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary A. Holland Gainer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 6 May 2006.

Mary A. Gainer
Mary A. Holland Gainer, 86, a resident of South Davis Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, May 3, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Thursday, May 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate. At Mrs. Gainer’s request, cremation will follow. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to Cub Scouts Pack 88 in care of First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241, and they wish to extend a special thanks to the ICU and PCU nursing staffs at Davis Memorial Hospital. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary A. Holland Gainer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 10 and 11 May 2006.

Gladys M. Gaines
Gladys M. Gaines, 83, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 3:35 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2006, at her home.
She was born March 13, 1923, at Monongah, a daughter of the late Calvin Tucker and Ruie Jane Dye Tucker.
On Dec. 20, 1970, she was married to William V. Gaines, who preceded her in death June 8, 2004.
Surviving are one son, Floyd B. Moore of Saint Albans; one daughter, Lucy Wodzinski of Buckhannon; one sister, Marie Dicky of Windham, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
Also preceding her in death were five brothers, Howard Tucker, Charles Tucker, Raymond Tucker, Pete Tucker and Clyde Tucker; and two sisters, Virginia Metz and Amy Melo.
She attended Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. She retired in 1979 from Packard Electric in Warren, Ohio. She moved to Buckhannon in 1983, where she made her home.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the funeral home with the Rev. K. Almond officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 2 Aug 2006.

Earle M. Galford
Earle Marion Galford, 48, of Bartow, passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006.
Mr. Galford was born May 13, 1958, at Bartow, the son of the late Earl H. and Ada Marie Friel Galford.
Surviving are one daughter, Amy Carpenter of Randolph County; one sister, Mrs. Yance H. Lambert of Frank; two brothers, Michael L. Galford of Frank and Grant R. Galford of Bartow; and grandchildren, Tylin, Bai and Callie Carpenter.
Earle was a general carpenter, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 0078 in Petersburg.
Visitation will be at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel in Arbovale Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Graveside services will be in Wilmoth Cemetery with military rites. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences made be made to www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.  From 17 Oct 2006. 

Patrick Gallagher
Patrick Gallagher, 76, an anthropology professor who created an academic flap at George Washington University in the 1960s with a proposal to abolish grades, died July 29 of congestive heart failure at his home in Fort Bragg, Calif.
After joining the GWU faculty in 1961, Dr. Gallagher quickly built a reputation as a popular lecturer and was named chairman of the anthropology department. In January 1968, the 475 freshmen in his introductory anthropology course burst into applause when he said he would award all of them an A for the fall semester that had just ended.
Then he announced plans to give an F to each of the 100 upperclassmen in his psychological anthropology class. The resulting furor reached the front page of The Washington Post and was immediately taken up by a committee of the GWU Faculty Senate.
Dr. Gallagher’s ultimate goal was to abolish what he considered an arbitrary grading system because, he told The Post, grades “get in the way” of true education.
“People are out after grades,” he said. He believed a university should concentrate on teaching students how to conduct their lives in a “reasonable and enjoyable way.”
After being summoned before the faculty committee, Dr. Gallagher backed down and abandoned his all-or-nothing grading plan. He agreed to evaluate his students “within the existing grade system,” and in return the committee promised to explore alternatives to the university’s grading practices.
“We are united entirely as far as the goal is concerned: the philosophy of grading and its relationship to education,” Dr. Gallagher said at the time.
In the end, his students received traditional grades according to the university’s established scale. But less than two weeks after the imbroglio began, Dr. Gallagher promptly resigned. Whether he quit voluntarily or was forced out by university officials remains in doubt.
Patrick F. Gallagher Jr. was born in Wilkinsburg, Pa., and served in the Navy before attending college. While he was teaching at GWU, he used his own academic career as an example of the absurdity of grades. He said he graduated 228th in his high school class of 235 — but ranked first in a class of 2,000 as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh.
He received a fellowship to Yale University and did research on the Guajira Indians in Venezuela and later published a book about them. He received his doctorate in anthropology from Yale in 1964.
After his abbreviated career at GWU, Dr. Gallagher taught at the old College of the Potomac in Washington; at Cerro Coso Community College in California; and at Davis & Elkins College.
Late in his teaching career, he was in a serious car accident that left him in a coma. After his recovery, he wrote and lectured about his near-death experience and took up Zen meditation.
In 1996, he settled in the Northern California coastal community of Fort Bragg, where he enjoyed bicycling and kayaking.
His marriages to Mary Ann Bridge Gallagher and Mary Ann Hammerel Gallagher ended in divorce.
Survivors include three children from his first marriage, Patrick F. Gallagher III of Washington, John V. Gallagher of Elkins and Lisa Gallagher Boyd of Titusville, Fla.; two children from his second marriage, Molly Gallagher Findlay of Brooklyn N.Y. and Kingman C. Gallagher of Berkeley, Calif.; three brothers, a sister and five grandchildren.  From 23 Aug 2006. 

Edmund C. Gardner
Edmund Cocke Gardner, 83, of Dunmore, died Monday, April 3, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.
Edmund was a retired tool and die marker for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, an Army-Air Force veteran of World War II and was of the Episcopal faith.
He was born July 31, 1922, at Clover Lick, the son of the late William C. Sr. and Catherine H. Cocke Gardner.
In addition to his parents, a brother, William C. Gardner Jr., preceded him in death.
His wife, Jo Ann Beverage Gardner; daughter, Elaine Gardner Ollis of Oak Ridge, N.C.; sisters, Harriett G. Meadows of Yelm, Wash., and Cary Phillips of Hot Springs, Va.; brother, Dr. Harrison M. Gardner of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren survive him.
The Rev. Dan Macgill will conduct services at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Marlinton. Burial will follow in the Gardner Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Johns Episcopal Church. VanReenen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 6 Apr 2006.

Mildred Gardner
Mildred Maxine Gardner, 80, of Lopatcong Township, N.J., died Monday, April 24, 2006, in Warren Hospital at Phillipsburg, N.J.
She was born July 9, 1925, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Joshua and Julia Crites Canfield.
She is survived by two sons, Bradford R. Gardner of Washington, N.J., and Robert Gardner of Massachusetts; two sisters, Cathryn Davis and Opal Savage; two brothers, Russell Canfield and Sam Canfield; a grandson, Robert; and many nieces and nephews.
She was a clerk/secretary employed by Agway Petroleum in Washington, N.J. She received her two-year degree from Davis & Elkins College. She loved her family and playing bridge.
No funeral services were conducted. Cremation was at H.G. Smith Crematory. Online condolences may be made at www.devoefuneral.com. Devoe Funeral Service Inc. of Washington, N.J., was in charge of the arrangements.  From 29 Apr 2006.

Wilma F. Gaston
Wilma Frances “Billie” Gaston, 96, a resident of Buckhannon, died Thursday, May 4, 2006, in Meadowview Manor Health Care at Bridgeport.
She was born July 15, 1909, at Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Alonzo Rollins and Sarah Stansberry Rollins.
On Oct. 10, 1927, she was married to Harvey Junior Gaston, who preceded her in death Jan. 20, 1995.
Surviving are two sons, William R. and Donna (Wolfe) Gaston of Anderson, S.C. and James E. and Dottie Ellen (Walls) Gaston of Morgantown; one daughter, Jane (Gaston) Fellows of Pittsburgh, Pa.; five granddaughters, Julie Gaston, Misty (Gaston) Chidester, Cynda (Gaston) Quigley, Lou Ellen (Gaston) Goodwin and Becky (Fellows) Redpath; five grandsons, Bill Gaston, Raymond Parrish Gaston, Paul Rollins Gaston, Scott Fellows and Ken Fellows; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was a homemaker and attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church at Buckhannon. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Community Education Outreach Society, the Welcome Club and two bridge clubs.
Friends will be received from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 6 May 2006.

Brooks Gaunt
Brooks Gaunt, 68, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at his home.
He was born Nov. 4, 1937, in Upshur County, a son of the late Emmett and Audrey Sargent Gaunt.
He was a maintenance supervisor for the Defense Logistic Agency and attended the Bellemead United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Cap of Gallipolis Ferry.
He was the beloved husband of 49 years to Barbara Jean Gaunt and beloved father to one son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Sandy Gaunt of Indianapolis. Survivors also include his grandchildren, Shannon and Kevin Richardson of Indianapolis, and Meredith Gaunt of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren, Lennon and Aidan; mother-in-law, Ruby Nicely of Huntington; one brother, William and Betty Gaunt of Buckhannon; sisters, Hazel Mullens and Annabelle Tolliver, both of Buckhannon, and Fern and Vernon Stewart of Canton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Entombment is in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum in Huntington.  From 28 Oct 2006.

Charles R. George
Charles Robert George, 62, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 28, 1943, in Randolph County, a son of the late Rhoda Dalton and Daisy Pearl Amos George.
He is survived by his wife, Betsy George of Buckhannon; two daughters, Kathern Ann George and Elizabeth Kay George, both at home; three stepdaughters, Robin Teter and fiance, Bill Lederman, of Youngstown, Ohio, Sue and husband, Jerry Nine, of Elkins and Brenda and husband, Raymond Squires, of Buckhannon; one stepson, James Ray and wife, Dena Cobb, of Buckhannon; 11 stepgrandchildren and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; four brothers, Elmer George and wife, Laura, of Lawton, Okla., Jerry George and wife, Pam, of Clarksville, Ohio, Rhoda George Jr. of Junior and Larry George and wife, Sharlet, of Junior; and three sisters, Ruth Swiger of Junior, Patty Watson and husband, Harvey, of Harrisonburg, Va., and Shirley Delauder and husband, Ronald, of Belington. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one stepson, Ronald Lee Cobb; one stepgranddaughter, Rachael Teter; one stepson-in-law, Wayne Teter; and one stepdaughter-in-law, Karen Sue Perry George.
Mr. George was a retired coal miner.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Fork Cemetery. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 2 Mar 2006.

Patricia C. George
Patricia Carol George, 47, of Petersburg, died Friday, June 2, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown,. 
The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today at Petersburg First Baptist Church. The Revs James Ash, Richard Longbon and Roger and Ann Harrison officiated. Interment was private. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 5 Jun 2006. 

Larry J. Gibson
Larry Joseph Gibson, 63, a resident of Wake Forest, N.C., passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 10, 2006.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, Thursday, June 15, at Beverly United Methodist Church in Beverly. Funeral services will be officiated by the Rev. Herbert H. Hash of Boone, N.C. and interment will be at 2:30 p.m. in Maplewood Cemetery at Kingwood. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Larry Joseph Gibson. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Beverly United Methodist Church, P.O. Box, 130, Beverly, W.Va. 26253. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Jun 2006. 

Larry J. Gibson
Larry Joseph Gibson, 63, a resident of Wake Forest, N.C., passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 10, 2006.
He was born Oct. 13, 1942, at Charleston, a son of the late Howard J. “Pringle” Gibson and Williard Trembly Gibson.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Susan Dian Conneway Gibson; two aunts, Margaret LePera and Sara Williams, both of Kingwood; and several cousins.
Mr. Gibson graduated from Beverly High School in 1960 and later graduated from West Virginia University College of Commerce with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1964. After college, Mr. Gibson served his country in the U.S. Army until receiving an honorable discharge in 1971. He worked with Monongahela Power Company in Elkins from 1967 to 1973 until moving to North Carolina. In 1973, he joined GE/Trane Co. where he worked for more than 27 years until his retirement in February 2001 as a senior territory manager. Larry was an avid car collector, collecting and restoring corvettes.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, Thursday, June 15, at Beverly United Methodist Church in Beverly. Funeral services will be officiated by the Rev. Herbert H. Hash of Boone, N.C. and interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Kingwood. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Larry Joseph Gibson. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Beverly United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 130, Beverly, W.Va. 26253. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Jun 2006.

Richard L. Gibson
Richard Lee “Dick” Gibson, 72, a resident of Elkins, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.
He was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Elkins a son of the late Francis and Grace Rankin Gibson.
He was married to Margaret Ann “Peggy” Gibson who preceded him in death.
Surviving are a sister, Carolyn Gum of Elkins; a nephew, Bradley Gum of Elkins; and long-time companion, Yoi Coberly of Elkins. Good friends and neighbors surviving include the Cecil Hill family, the Paul Casto family and the Nancy Taylor family.
Mr. Gibson was employed by the Western Maryland Railroad and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways where he was employed for 25 years. He was an avid body builder, enjoyed archery, guns and electronics and was a ham radio operator. He enjoyed classic country music.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Elkins Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Leon H. Hevener officiating. Interment will follow. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Richard Lee “Dick” Gibson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Dec 2006.

Richard L. Gibson
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Elkins Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Leon H. Hevener officiating. Interment will follow. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Richard Lee “Dick” Gibson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Dec 2006.

Rosie L. Gibson
Rosie Lucille Gibson, 67, a resident of Buckhannon, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at her home.
She was born Nov. 1, 1938, at Hall, a daughter of the late Charlie Campbell and Ada Sothen Campbell.
On Dec. 26, 1956, she was married to Bruce Gibson, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are two daughters, Donna Fair and husband, Skip, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Judy Tenney and husband, Terry, of Buckhannon; two sons, Mark Gibson and wife, Kathy, of Elyria, Ohio, and Greg Gibson and wife, Viola, of Buckhannon; four sisters, Hazel Walton, Violet Wamsley, Judy Beer and Juanita Adams, all of Buckhannon; two brothers, Lafie Campbell of Niles, Ohio, and Wilbert Campbell of Garrettsville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Tim Gibson; one granddaughter, Meghan Tenney; two sisters, Louise Walton and Beda Queen; and two brothers, Forrest Campbell and Charlie Smith Campbell.
She was a homemaker and a Christian by faith.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Rock Springs Cemetery. Interment will follow in the cemetery. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 13 Jun 2006.

Warrick H. Gibson
Warrick H. Gibson, 83, a former resident of Monterville and a resident of the Poe Run community since 1987, went home to be with the Lord at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health for the last few months and had been a resident at Nella’s since that time.
Born June 29, 1922, at Slaty Fork, he was the only child of the late William Harmon and Emma Elizabeth Hannah Gibson.
In October of 1967, he was united in marriage to the former Dairie Bennett, who preceded him in death in 1983. 
Warrick is survived by two stepsons, Leslie LeMasters and wife, the Rev. Donna LeMasters, of Dodsun Run and Ronnie LeMasters and wife, Edna, of Huttonsville; and a very special friend, Diana Ogden and husband, the Rev. Conley Ogden, of the Poe Run Community, where he had made his home for the past several years. Also surviving are three stepgranddaughters, Lesley Fay Parks, Samantha Grace and Emily Lou LeMasters; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Sonya Brooke Marie and Daniel Scott Parks; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Martha McGee and husband, Walt, and a special nephew, Arthur Hedrick and wife, Carol; and a host of friends.
Warrick retired from S.S. Joe Burford Co. of Monterville. He had been formerly employed by Coastal Lumber, Beckwith Lumber and Slaty Fork Lumber companies. Warrick was also a farmer and in the his early years owned his own team of horses for logging. He was a decorated veteran having received the Purple Heart for being wounded in action during World War ll while serving with the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. Warrick loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter in his earlier years, however, he loved animals, especially cats. He loved flowers and gardening, attending church, and reading, especially the Bible. Warrick was a member of the New Beginnings Ministries of Buckhannon. The one thing Warrick will always be remembered for was his demonstration of the word and love of God by unconditionally giving of himself. He touched so many lives and hearts and will be greatly missed.
Friends will be received at F. E. Runner Funeral Home today after 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel Saturday, March 25, at 11 a. m. The Rev. Conley Ogden, pastor of the New Beginnings Ministries, will officiate. Interment will follow in Bennett Cemetery at Timber Ridge near Circleville. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Warrick H. Gibson.  From 24 Mar 2006.

Warrick H. Gibson
Warrick H. Gibson, 83, a former resident of Monterville and a resident of the Poe Run community since 1987, went home to be with the Lord at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health for the last few months and had been a resident at Nella’s since that time.
Born June 29, 1922, at Slaty Fork, he was the only child of the late William Harmon and Emma Elizabeth Hannah Gibson.
In October of 1967, he was united in marriage to the former Dairie Bennett, who preceded him in death in 1983. 
Warrick is survived by one son, John Jackson and wife, Charlotte, of Huttonsville; two stepsons, Leslie LeMasters and wife, the Rev. Donna LeMasters, of Dodsun Run and Ronnie LeMasters and wife, Edna, of Huttonsville; and a very special friend, Diana Ogden and husband, the Rev. Conley Ogden, of the Poe Run Community, where he had made his home for the past several years. Also surviving are three stepgranddaughters, Lesley Fay Parks, Samantha Grace and Emily Lou LeMasters; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Sonya Brooke Marie and Daniel Scott Parks; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Martha McGee and husband, Walt, and a special nephew, Arthur Hedrick and wife, Carol; and a host of friends.
Warrick retired from S.S. Joe Burford Company of Monterville. He had been formerly employed by Coastal Lumber, Beckwith Lumber and Slaty Fork Lumber companies. Warrick was also a farmer and in the his early years owned his own team of horses for logging. He was a decorated veteran having received the Purple Heart for being wounded in action during World War II while serving with the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. Warrick loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter in his earlier years, however, he loved animals, especially cats. He loved flowers and gardening, attending church, and reading, especially the Bible. Warrick was a member of the New Beginnings Ministries of Buckhannon. The one thing Warrick will always be remembered for was his demonstration of the word and love of God by unconditionally giving of himself. He touched so many lives and hearts and will be greatly missed.
Friends were received at F. E. Runner Funeral Home Friday, March 24. Funeral services were conducted from the Runner Chapel Saturday. The Rev. Conley Ogden, pastor of the New Beginnings Ministries, officiated. Interment followed in Bennett Cemetery at Timber Ridge near Circleville. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Warrick H. Gibson.  From 27 Mar 2006.

Tommy L. Gilmore
Tommy Lee Gilmore, 50, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away Sunday evening, July 16, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 9, 1956, at Tucson, Ariz., a son of Galen L. Gilmore and Jerry Mae Corley Gilmore, who survive at Mill Creek.
He was married to Sherry Lynn Coen Gilmore, who survives at Mill Creek.
Also surviving are a son, Ronald Michael Gilmore; a daughter, Sabrina Renae Gilmore, both at home; two brothers, Rick Gilmore of Charleston and Ralph Plauger of Harrisonburg, Va.; and four sisters, Kathrina Summerfield and Tabitha Villarico, both of Mill Creek, Anna Springer of Hacker Valley and Tina Hall of Monterville. His mother-in-law, Drema Coen of Burnsville; two sisters-in law, Cathy Rubush and husband, Tommy, of Weyers Cave, Va., and Leah Nicholson and husband, Eric, of Copely; two brothers-in-law, Jeff Coen and wife, Carol, of Port Republic, Va., and Kenny Coen of Virginia; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends; and his pet dog, "Edge," also survive.
Also preceding him in death were a son, Jeromy Lee Gilmore; a brother, Ronald Norman Gilmore; two sisters, Marjorie Suzzana and Lydia Gilmore; and his father-in-law, Coy A Coen.
Tommy was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Black Rock Construction Co. of Harrisonburg, Va. prior to becoming disabled in 2003. He was a member of Mill Creek United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Todd Corley officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Tommy Lee Gilmore. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Jul 2006.

Tommy Lee Gilmore
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. Thursday, July 20, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Todd Corley officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Tommy Lee Gilmore. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Jul 2006.

William E. Gilmore
William Eston “Bussie” Gilmore, 81, of Petersburg, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.
The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg.  From 18 Oct 2006. 

William E. Gilmore
William E. “Bussie” Gilmore, 81, of Petersburg, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, in Winchester Medical Center at Winchester, Va.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov 4, at the Church of God in Christ at Piedmont with Bishop Henderson Wheeler officiating. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 2 Nov 2006.

Mary Gochenour
Mary Gochenour, 71, a former resident of Elkins, passed away at 12:08 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Marietta, Ohio, were she had been a resident for the past year.
Born April 20, 1932, at Marlinton, she was the daughter of Ralph D. and Velta White Moats.
On June 15, 1997, she was united in marriage to Clarence E. Gouchenour, who preceded her in death Jan. 1, 2003.
Mary is survived by one daughter, Sharon Phillips of Elkins; one sister, Mrs. Raymond Blair of Ohio; four brothers, Percy Moats of Elkins, John Moats of Pennsberg, Pa., Clarence Moats of Waynesville, Mo., and Ralph Moats Jr. Mary is also survived by 48 nieces and nephews and a host of friends
She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Bly Moats; and four brothers, Harold Moats, Jim Moats, Paul Moats and Jack Moats.
Mary was a homemaker and she enjoyed beading.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Chapel Friday, Jan. 27, from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev Walter H. Blough, retired Brethren minister, will officiate. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Gochenour. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed at ferunner@sunlitesurf.com.  From 26 January 2006.

Betty J. Godwin
Betty Jean Ball Godwin, 68, a resident of the Mt. Zion community, St. George, departed this life Thursday evening, Oct. 19, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Betty Jean Ball Godwin. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Oct 2006.

Betty J. Godwin
Betty Jean Ball Godwin, 68, a resident of the Mt. Zion community, St. George, departed this life Thursday evening, Oct. 19, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. She had been in declining health.
She was born Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1938, at St. George, a daughter of the late Gay Ball and Pearl Strawderman Ball.
On Oct. 20, 1956, at Parsons, she was married to Philip Allen “Buckwheat” Godwin Sr., who preceded her in death Oct. 20, 2003.
Surviving are one son, Philip Allen Godwin Jr. and wife, Lorraine, of St. George; two daughters, Phyllis Ann Godwin Nestor and husband, Matthew, of St. George and Brenda Kay Godwin Beers and husband, Steve, of Pennsylvania; one brother. Bobby Ball of Parsons; four sisters, Virginia “Virgie” Rosier and husband, Denver, of St. George, Deloris Morral and husband, Richard, of Elkins, Margaret Williams and husband, Dorsey, of St. George and Sandra Coberly and husband, Gary, of Beverly; three grandchildren, Lorraine Eisenhour, Nathan and Lance Beers; two stepgrandchildren, James and Michelle Godfrey; and one stepgreat-granddaughter, Makayala Diaz.
She attended the schools of Tucker County. She was a homemaker. She loved to cook and garden. She was a real outdoors girl.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Betty Jean Ball Godwin. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Oct 2006.

Betty J. Godwin
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 Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Betty Jean Ball Godwin. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 23 Oct 2006.

Sue E. Godwin
Sue Ellen “Susie” Godwin, 66, a lifelong resident of Elkins, and at the time of her death, a resident of Nella’s Inc. in Crystal Springs, went home to be with her Lord early Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, 2006, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. Death was unexpected.
She was born Saturday, April 13, 1940, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Morgan Ruford Godwin and Lora Elsie Vint Godwin. She was never married and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by one niece, Linda Cogar of Elkins; two nephews, Skip Wise of Ohio and Bill Wise of Florida; and several cousins.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Harry H. “Jack” and Richard “Dick” Godwin; and two sisters, Elsie Jean Hamilton and Mary Catherine “Kitty” Wise.
She loved attending the First Baptist Church. Although she was disabled, she enjoyed making furniture covers out of potholders, wrapping Christmas presents for family members, and she had developed her own sign language.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Friday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Linda Roberts will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sue Ellen “Susie” Godwin. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Oct 2006.

Sue E. Godwin
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Friday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Linda Roberts will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sue Ellen “Susie” Godwin. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Oct 2006.

John A. Golden
John A. Golden, 81, a resident of Route 4, Philippi, and a former resident of Akron, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, in Colonial Place at Elkins.
He was born Sept. 7, 1925, at Belington, a son of the late John H. and Floria (Gibson) Golden.
He was united in marriage June 20, 1958, to Mary E. (Moore) Johnson Golden, who preceded him in death Jan. 10, 2004.
Surviving are two stepsons, William T. and wife, Della Johnson, of Philippi, with whom Mr. Golden made his home, and Dick and Dessie Johnson of Sebring, Fla.; three brothers, Ronnie and wife, Sandy Golden, of Akron, Ohio, Denford Golden of Carrie, Ohio, and Clint and wife, Crystle Golden, of Sara Santa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Golden was preceded in death by two sisters, Darline Harron and Anne Booth; one brother, Leon Golden; and one great-grandson, Arrian Galombas.
Mr. Golden was a mechanic and heavy equipment operator for Gurans Concrete in Akron, Ohio. Mr. Golden was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Akron, Ohio, and attended Belington Church of Christ.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the service hour with Evangelist Michael Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Central Chapel Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 23 Dec 2006.

Nettie M. Golden
Nettie Maude Golden, 91, of Brooks Hill and Buckhannon community, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born July 1, 1915, at Brooks Hill, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Sarah Liston Johnston.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Henry H. “Dutch” Golden, whom she married on Feb. 11, 1937, at Palace Valley.
She is survived by six daughters, Rachel and husband, Warren Smith, of Buckhannon, Ellen and husband, Lonnie Shingleton, of Buckhannon, Opal and husband, Dwaine Corbitt, of Cleveland, Ohio, Twila Morris of Buckhannon, Joann and husband, Louis Audia, of Morgantown and Ronda and husband, David Hinkle, of French Creek; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John Ellen Bunner of Buckhannon and Mrs. Charles Hazel Shreve of Weems, Va.; and one brother, Eugene and wife, Edna, Johnston of Elkins.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Virginia) Booth and Hazel Joyce Golden; one infant son, Stanley Harold Golden; one sister, May Vangilder; and seven brothers, Acie, Ollie, Harry, Charlie, William, Albert and Carl Johnston.
Mrs. Golden was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her strong faith was an inspiration to the entire family. She was an avid church member, having belonged to the Brooks Hill United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and song leader for many years. She belonged to the Brooks Hill Community Education Outreach Society for many years. She was a librarian for the James Curry Library for several years. She loved quilting, reading, working in her flowers and going to church. When living in Buckhannon for the winter months, she attended the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. at Brooks Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Heavner, Pastor James Morgan and the Rev. Conrad Tenney officiating. Interment will follow in Brooks Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nettie may be made to Brooks Hill Community Building in care of Rachel Smith at Route 2, Box 376-8B, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.   From 23 Oct 2006.

Rosa L. Gouchenour
Rosa Lee Gouchenour, 66, a resident of Buckhannon, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, in United Hospital Center at Clarksburg.
She was born April 6, 1939, in Rockingham County, Va., the daughter of the late John G. and Lelia F. Sherkey Gouchenour.
Surviving are one daughter, Tamara Strawderman of Wake Forrest, N.C.; and three brothers, George Gouchenour of Hixson, Tenn., Charles Gouchenour of Criders, Va., and Buddy Gouchenour of Rockingham, Va.
She was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church.
Viewing will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Upshur County Memorial Park. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Rosa Lee Gouchenour.  From 17 Mar 2006.

Kelly G. Goldizen
Kelly G. Goldizen, 78, of Petersburg, died Tuesday at Grant Memorial Hospital.
Family will receive friends Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brake Church of the Brethren with Pastors Craig Howard and Larry Cantu officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 8 Jun 2006.

Geneva M. Gordon
Geneva M. Gordon, 84, a resident of Norwich, Ohio, died Sunday, April 9, 2006, in Adams Care at Zanesville, Ohio.
She was born Nov. 29, 1921, at Hinkleville, a daughter of the late Lemuel Snyder and Lova Hornbeck Snyder.
Surviving are three daughters, Delores Wilson of Buckhannon, Lorena Casto and husband, Robert, of Norwich, Ohio, and Loretta J. Dawson and husband, Ralph, of Buckhannon; one stepson, Gerald Davidson of Akron, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Pansie Spangler of Kokomo, Ind.; four sisters, Thelma Harper of Grafton, Katie Andrick of Hyattsville, Md., Lola Jones of Elyria, Ohio, and Mildred Skelton of Buckhannon; four brothers, Marvin Snyder of Elyria, Ohio, Buford Snyder of Buckhannon, Donnie Snyder of Elyria, Ohio, and Mason Snyder of Elyria, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Linda Lou Davidson; one stepson, O’Dell Davidson; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
She was the manager of Stripe Discount.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery at Hinkleville. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement.   From 12 Apr 2006.

James L. Gordon
The Rev. James L. Gordon, 73, of Elyria, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at home after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Elkins, he graduated from Elkins High School and served in the U.S. Air Force as an airman second class.
He moved to Elyria in 1956, where he worked as regional manager of Green Thumb Inc.
In 1971, he started as an associate pastor at College Heights Baptist Church. His main job was working with children and senior citizens, where he started the well-known Jolly 60s Ministry and also the Bus Ministry.
In 1981, he founded Elyria Baptist Church, where his main goal and mission as pastor was to minister to people of Elyria and the surrounding areas by providing food to the hungry and shelter to the homeless. He also continued this ministry of the Jolly 60s, which ministers to senior citizens of Lorain County, Ohio.
He retired in February after 30 years in the ministry. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, going on picnics, taking walks down the railroad tracks and the annual family Oak Island, N.C. vacation.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Martha (Sheets); daughters, Chris Tyna and Beth Gordon of Elyria, Ohio; a son, Jim Gordon of Elyria, Ohio; four grandchildren; his mother, Edith Kerns, and stepfather, Robert Kerns, of Elyria, Ohio; and brothers, Gerald Gordon of Collins, Ohio, and Kenneth Gordon of New Castle, Pa. The Rev. Gordon was the brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mullins and Betty Sheets Calain, all of Elkins, and the late George Sheets.
He was preceded in death by his father, Preston L. Gordon, and a sister, Helen Gordon.
Funeral services were July 25 at Elyria Baptist Church in Elyria, Ohio. Burial was in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. Memorials may be made to the church. Busch Funeral Home of Elyria handled the arrangements.  From 2 Aug 2006.

Elloween L. Goss
Elloween L. “Pat” Nestor Goss, 91, a resident of Parsons, and more recently a resident of Mansfield Place, Broaddus Hospital at Philippi, departed this life Tuesday evening, Nov. 14, 2006, at Philippi.
She was born Thursday, April 29, 1915, at Parsons, a daughter of the late James Burton Nestor and Fayah Goff Nestor.
Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Lee “Sandy” Goss of Parsons.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by one brother, Hubert B. “Bud” Nestor; and one sister, Alberta M. Chrislip.
She was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1935. She was an employee of the former Von Havens Studio at Parsons, the former Cunningham’s Department Store and she retired from the Parsons Footwear during 1984. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Parsons. She was an avid reader and she was a noted cook.
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 Friday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. Pastor Bryan M. Headley and Pastor Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Elloween L. “Pat” Nestor Goss. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Nov 2006. 

Franklin L. Gould
Franklin Lee Gould, 22, a resident of Adrian, died at 4:08 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, on Route 20 south of Sago Road, due to injuries suffered from a motor vehicle accident.
He was born March 30, 1984, at Morgantown, the son of Danny Gould and Diana Young Gould of Adrian.
Also surviving are one sister, Ashley Gould of Adrian; paternal grandmother, Lucille Gould of Adrian; two aunts, Ginger and husband, Bob Iden, of Nitro and Mary and husband, Danny Tenney of Grand Camp; close friends, Ward, Shannon, Chelsea, Debarr, Randy, Hess and Matt; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Franklin Gould; maternal grandparents, Paul and Burma Hamner; and a cousin, Alfie Tenney.
He worked by 88 Restaurant for renovations. He enjoyed golf and hanging out with his friends. He was an avid West Virginia University fan.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. On Tuesday, Aug. 22, he will lie in state at Sago Baptist Church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour. The Rev. Wease Day will officiate and interment will follow in the Gould Family Cemetery at Adrian. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 21 Aug 2006.

Buddy R. Gragg
Buddy R. Gragg, 66, of Beverly, and formerly of Durbin, passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was born April 20, 1940, a son of the late David and Eugenia Washburn Gragg.
Mr. Gragg is survived by his wife, Brenda K. Davis Gragg; four daughters, Vicki Mick and husband, Ronnie, of Beverly, Tammy Wright and husband, Todd, of Durbin, Kimberly Workman and husband, Wayne, of Elkins, and Kathy Judy and husband, Chad, of Coalton; one son, Buddy R. Gragg Jr. of Beverly; a twin sister, Barbara Riebau of Ohio; a half brother, Frank Van Devander of Georgia; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Stone; and a brother, Howard Gragg.
Mr. Gragg was a retired yard manager with WestVaco after 35 years of service.
The family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will follow in the Arbovale Cemetery. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com  From 7 Oct 2006.

Connie B. Graham
Connie B. Graham, 88, of Lahmansville, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, in Grant County Nursing Home at Petersburg.
Friends may call at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Ann W. Harrison and Mark Hickman officiating. Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery at Lahmansville.   From 28 Sep 2006.

Alfreda V. Gray
Alfreda V. Gray, 84, a resident of Elkins and a patient in the Valentine’s Personal Care Home, passed away Friday morning, March 31, 2006, in her home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1922, at Norton, a daughter of the late William and Hattie Maxon Byrd.
On April 29, 1944, she married Wilson Gray, who survives at Valentine’s Personal Care Home.
Also surviving are one son, Paul Gray and wife, Judy, of Elkins; a brother, William Byrd Jr. of Elkins; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Preceding her in death were two daughters, Betty Loftis and Judy Hedrick; two brothers, John and Richard Byrd; four sisters, Jean Hedrick, Ruth Roberts, Betty Teter and Waneta Rosier; and one grandson.
Mrs. Gray worked for several years at Phil’s Restaurant as a cook and retired from the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center as the supervisor of housekeeping. She was a member of the Delphia Rebekah Lodge No. 62, an active member of the First Baptist Church and the Jenny L. Dailey Bible Class of the church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Delphia Rebekah Lodge No. 62 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 3, from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Alfreda V. Gray. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 1 April 2006.

Wilson E. Gray
Wilson E. Gray, 89, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2006, in Valentine Personal Care Home where he had been a patient.
He was born Jan. 8, 1917, at Ionia, Mich., a son of the late Bert E. Gray and Nellie Miller Gray.
On April 29, 1944, he married the former Alfreda Virginia Byrd, who preceded him in death on March 31, 2006. Surviving is one son, Paul Gray and wife, Judy, of Elkins; eight grandchildren, Steve Hedrick and wife, Laura, Vonda Cable and husband, Chris and John Loftis and wife, Delia, all of Elkins, Jeff Loftis of Harman, Paul Loftis of San Jose, Calif., Jerry Loftis and wife, Bernice, of Guam, Tim Gray and wife, Kelley, of Scott Depot and Laurie Crites and husband, Gary, of Beverly. Fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Judy Hedrick and Betty Loftis; five brothers; two sisters; and one grandson.
Mr. Gray was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He received several Medals of Honor, for his service to his country, of which he was very proud. He worked as a carman for the Western Maryland Railroad until his retirement. He was a member of H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 American Legion of Elkins and I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 116 of Elkins. Mr. Gray was a member of First Baptist Church of Elkins. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, from the funeral home chapel with Dr. Marvin L. Parli officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens. Full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Wilson E. Gray. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 1 Aug 2006. 

Erma Greathouse
Erma Greathouse, 96, of Zelienople, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, in Passavant Retirement & Health Center at Zelienople, Pa.
Friends will be received at Boyer Church of the Brethren Tuesday, Oct. 10, from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. Burial will follow in Arbovale Cemetery at Arbovale. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 9 Oct 2006.

James D. Green
James Denny Green, 69, of North Beach, Md., formerly of Accokeek, Md., passed away Sept. 20, 2006, at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md.
He was born Aug. 17, 1937, in West Virginia, a son of Mary Ujcic Green and the late James Green.
He was the loving husband of Judi Green; father of Jay and Brian Green, Shilo Perry and Raymond Danz; brother of Sandra Marshall and Gene Green. He is also survived by his grandchildren Josh, Jennifer and Tina Green, Tyler and Kyle Perry, Samantha Goldsmith and Corey Danz as well as three nieces and three nephews.
Mr. Green retired from Metro Rail where he worked as a supervisor.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Davis Cemetery at Davis with Father Timothy Grassi officiating. If desired, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 23 Sep 2006.

Anita Greene
Anita “Kathy” Greene, 58, of Martinsburg, went to be with her husband, Karl, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at City Hospital.
Friends will be received at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour. Interment will be Sunday, Jan. 8, in Mt. Olive Cemetery at Philippi. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 6 Jan 2006.

Edward D. Gregory
Edward Downing Gregory, 88, of Route 2, Belington, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in the Broaddus Hospital, following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 3, 1917, Johnston City, Ill., a son of the late Downing Erastus and Nellie (Hunter) Gregory.
On May 27, 1945, he married the former Clelia DelGuidice, who survives at Route 2, Belington.
Also surviving are two daughters, Lillian Marie Moser and husband, Stanley, of Ramseur, N.C., and Mary Anne Miller and husband, James Cordie, of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, the Rev. Downing Hector Gregory and wife, Mary, of Belington, Wayne Hunter Gregory and wife, Barbara, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Robert Gregory and wife, Freida; 10 grandchildren, Thomas Moser of Ramseur, N.C., William Gregory and wife, Crystal, of Belington, Jason Moser and wife, Starla, of Atlanta, Ga., Gavin Gregory of Orlando, Fla., Anna Crawford and husband, Jason, of Toledo, Ohio, Heather Miller, Chad Miller and Andrew Miller, all of Tampa, Fla., Joel Keinitz of Gainesville, Fla., and Shawn Brown of Lakeland, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Payton Gregory, Ethan Gregory, Jackson Crawford, Alexa Grace Moser and Jordan Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Ettore Gregory; and by two sisters, Lillian Marie Gregory and Mildred Thole.
Mr. Gregory was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 209th Military Police Company and was attached to Gen. Eisenhower’s headquarters in Europe. He was a retired carpenter and carpentry instructor. He served as South Florida Carpenter’s Apprentice teacher. He was a member of Carpenter’s Local 993 of Miami and the Dade County, Fla., Teacher’s Union. Mr. Gregory was a member of the Faith Way Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Faith Way Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The Rev. Downing Gregory will officiate and interment will follow in the Faith Way Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call at Faith Way Baptist Church from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 18 Feb 2006. 

Shirley A. Griffith
Shirley Ann Griffith, 63, a resident of Buckhannon, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at her home.
She was born June 27, 1943, at Crownsville, Md., a daughter of the late Troy E. Daff and Beulah Perkins Daff.
Surviving are three sons, William L. Griffith of Sebring, Fla., Leonard Griffith and wife, Phyllis, of Valley Bend and Edward Griffith and wife, Mary, of Belington; twin daughters, Brenda Osburn and husband, Billy, of Wyandotte, Mich., and Rhonda Tharp of Lincoln Park, Mich.; one sister, Betty Talbott of Belington; two brothers, Buck Daff of Severn, Md., and Donel Daff of Sebring, Fla.; three uncles, French Daff and wife, Ruby, of Buckhannon, Oliver Daff of Maryland and Raymond Perkins of Buckhannon; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Opal Greenway and Mary Bennett; and one brother, Bobby Daff.
She was a nurses aide for Almost Home Personal Care and attended Buckhannon Union Mission Church. She fulfilled her lifelong dream of visiting Graceland.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in Buckhannon Union Mission Church. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the church with the Rev. Dennis Estes. Interment will follow in Pickens Cemetery at Pickens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may made to Buckhannon Union Mission Church in memory of Shirley. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 20 Sep 2006.

Vola M. Groggs
Vola Maxine Groggs, 90, of Buckhannon, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
She was born Nov. 16, 1915, in Upshur County, the daughter of Roy Sanson Ward and Lourie Belle Mayo Ward.
On Sept. 14, 1956, she was married to Ora Groggs, who preceded her in death Dec. 15, 1987.
Surviving are two sons, Bill Groggs and wife, Debbie, of Buckhannon and Mike Groggs and wife, Pam, of Buckhannon; four stepdaughters, Jean Sears and husband, Habred, of Chloe, Lottie Clouser and husband, Dave, of Akron, Ohio, Norma Nichols and husband, Ernest, of Spencer and Loretta Gray and husband, Leo, of Elyria; three stepsons, Frank Grogg and wife, Imogene, of St. Albans, Gary Grogg and wife, Alma, of Chippewa, Ohio, and Ted Groggs and wife, Charlotte, of Stow, Ohio; two granddaughters, Erica Taylor and husband, Chris, of Buckhannon and Heather Groggs of Fairmont; 35 stepgrandchildren; 72 stepgreat-grandchildren; 38 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and special nephews, Phil and Roger Ward of Buckhannon.
Also preceding her in death were one stepdaughter, Sue Mullins; two stepsons, Bob Groggs and Paul Grogg; and one brother, Paul Ward.
She was a homemaker and attended Macedonia United Methodist Church. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary and Fishing Camp Community Education Outreach Society.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home with the Rev. Mary Ellen Finegan and the Rev. Mona Jackson officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Church Cemetery at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family of Vola Groggs at www.polingstclair.com.  From 30 Oct 2006. 

Addie N. Groghan
Addie Newlon Groghan, 86, a former resident of State Street, Elkins, and more recently a resident of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life early Saturday morning, Dec. 16, 2006, in the nursing home.
She was born Wednesday, March 3, 1920, at Bridgeport, a daughter of the late Mason Newlon and Polly Gooden Newlon.
On Oct. 29, 1942, at Elkins, she was married to Darel E. “Red” Groghan, who preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1971.
Surviving are one son, Mason D. Groghan of Elkins; one daughter, Ann Weese of Elkins; one brother, Mason Newlon Jr. of Montrose; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Perkins of Elkins; three granddaughters, Sherry, Debbie and Tracey; and nine great- grandchildren. Jessie, David, Austin, Josh, Skyler, Courtney, Devin, Corey and Brendan.
Preceding her in death are two brothers, Morris and James Newlon; one sister, Mamie Sturms; and one son-in-law, Richard Weese.
Addie attended the schools of Harrison and Upshur counties, had worked as a nurse’s aide and in the Central Supply Department of the former Memorial General Hospital, had worked as a foster grandmother for 20 years with the Randolph County Board of Education, was a member of the Echo “CB” Club and was a Methodist by faith.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. Evangelist Gary L. Kendall Sr. will officiate and interment will follow in American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Addie Newlon Groghan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Dec 2006.

Clyde B. Grose
Clyde B. Grose, 92, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 1:28 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
He was born May 31, 1913, a son of the late Charlie Columbus Grose and Alice Vertenice Allman Grose.
Surviving are two sons, Charles “Bud” Grose and wife, Sue, of Mt. Clair and Robert “Bob” Grose and wife, Carol, of Buckhannon; one son-in-law, Tom Ireland of Fairmont; two stepsons, Harold Bailey and Bob Bailey; one stepdaughter-in-law, Connie Bailey; one sister-in-law, Artie Grose of Pennsylvania; a special friend and caregiver, Faye Minix of Buckhannon; two grandsons, Rob Grose and wife, Jessie, and Shawn Ireland and wife, Lisa, all of Nutter Fort; three granddaughters, Patricia Reese and husband, Chad, of Alabama, Kelly Ireland of Fairmont and Melissa and husband, Mark, of South Carolina; three stepgrandsons, Danny Cutright and Rick Cutright, both of Buckhannon, and Bill Pittman of Clarksburg; three stepgranddaughters, Debra Simmons, Brenda Allen and Tonya Radcliff, all of Buckhannon; one niece, Janet Lukic and husband, Jim, of Pennsylvania; 11 great-grandchildren, 17 stepgreat-grandchildren and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death were his first wife, Laura Freda Tenney Grose, whom he had married May 30, 1936; his second wife, Nina Alice Simmons Claypool Grose, whom he married Jan. 30, 1983; one daughter, Betty Jean Ireland; one brother, Washington Allman “Smokey” Grose; one sister, Christine Grose; one granddaughter, Mary Ann Ireland; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Ricky Ireland.
He was a farmer and construction worker, retiring in 1979 from Hood and Tenney Home Builders. He attended Lorentz United Methodist Church. He was a devoted father and grandfather and a devout Christian.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Poling and the Rev. Kay Almond officiating. Interment will follow in Lorentz Cemetery at Lorentz. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 22 May 2006.

Margarete A. Grose
Margarete Alice Grose, 87, a resident of Glady Fork, Buckhannon, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
She was born Aug. 25, 1918, at Horner, the daughter of the late Sidney Raymond Shackleford and Rosa Linger Shackleford.
She was married to Stanley Curtis Grose, who preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1982.
Surviving are one son, Raymond Grose; one granddaughter, Kelly Grose; and one grandson, Mark Grose, all of Buckhannon.
She was a school teacher having taught in several counties including Grant, Randolph and Upshur counties. She attended Tennerton United Methodist Church in Tennerton. She was a member of American Legion Post 7 Ladies Auxiliary, Retired Teachers Association, Upshur County Farm Bureau, where she received the West Virginia Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award and was coordinator of American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Estes officiating. Interment will follow in Weston Masonic Cemetery at Weston. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 3 Apr 2006.

Jerry L. Groves
Jerry Lee Groves, 56, of Cleveland, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Sago.
He was born Dec. 22, 1949, at Buckhannon, a son of the late Charles Aaron Groves and is survived by his mother, Wanda M. Bankhead Groves.
He was united in marriage on March 7, 1977, to Deborah A. Groves, who survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Shelly and husband, Mike Rose, of King George, Va.; grandchildren, Eric Rose, 11, Zachary Rose, 7, and Matthew Rose, 4; and brothers, Raymond Groves of Cowen, Bobby Groves of Cleveland, John Groves of Cleveland and Ronnie Groves of Birch River. He is also survived by sisters, Geraldine Bruso of Tampa, Fla., Sandra Neel of Bridgeport and Beckie Rodgers of Weston.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Groves.
Jerry was a member of the Cleveland Independent Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Memorial services will be Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Cleveland Independent Baptist Church in Cleveland with the Rev. Chris Cosner officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Right to Life Campaign, the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross.
The family also asks that the media respect their privacy and not attend the visitation or services. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.   From 6 and 7 Jan 2006.

Rheta Gruse
Rheta Hertig Gruse, 55, of Ellenboro, Hebron community, departed this life with her husband and daughter at her side at the family residence following an extended illness. In addition to her family, she was in the care of Hospice of Camden-Clark Foundation of Parkersburg.
Rheta was born Nov. 3, 1950, at Huntington, the daughter of Willis H. and Camilla Booth Hertig of the Alpena Community, Bowden.
She was a homemaker and very talented in needlework, especially quilting. Rheta was a graduate of Morgantown High School with the class of 1968 and attended Marshall University.
In addition to her parents, Rheta is survived by her husband of 35 years, Gregory A. Gruse; daughter, Rachel M. Davis of Worthington, Ohio; grandchildren, Shay and Seth Davis; brothers, Chris Hertig of Bedford, Va., and Eric Hertig of Lynchburg, Va.; and sister, Charlotte Woodford of Alpena.
Memorial services celebrating the life of Rheta Gruse were conducted Nov. 5 at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro.  From 15 Nov 2006.

Dana L. Guire
Dana Lee Guire, 46, a resident of Elkins, passed away at West Penn Burn Center Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 1:15 a.m. from injuries sustained in an explosion at Canaan Valley.
Born Oct. 27, 1959, he was a son of JoAnn Guire Arbogast, who survives at Kerens.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a very special companion of 24 years, Kathy Currence; a daughter, Savannah L. Guire, at home; a sister, Tamela J. Gibson and husband, Wes, of Elkins; a brother, Robert W. Guire and Norma of Berwick, Pa.; four nephews, Kerry Guire, Bobby Flower, Timmy Ward and Jeremy Ward; and two stepdaughter’s, Rebecca Chewning of Pennsylvania and Jennifer Chewning of Virginia Beach, Va.
Dana was preceded in death by his stepfather, Tom Rosier.
Dana owned his own business, D.G. Construction, for more than 10 years, having worked in various places, he had done work for Danny Brown and Joe Marino. He never met a stranger and will be missed by all his close friends and family. Dana was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He liked spending time with his family and friends. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the 1970s.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at F.E. Runner Funeral Home. Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will conduct full military services at the funeral home. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Dana Guire. (304-637-6717).  From 28 Apr 2006.

Dana L. Guire
At the request of the deceased, the remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel. Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will conduct full military services at the funeral home. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Dana Guire. (304-637-6717).  From 29 Apr 2006.

Dana L. Guire
Dana Lee Guire, 46, a resident of Elkins, passed away at West Penn Burn Center Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at 1:15 a.m. from injuries sustained in an explosion at Canaan Valley.
Born Oct. 27, 1959, he was a son of JoAnn Guire Arbogast, who survives at Kerens.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a very special companion of 24 years, Kathy Currence; a daughter, Savannah L. Guire, at home; a sister, Tamela J. Gibson and husband, Wes, of Elkins; a brother, Robert W. Guire and Norma of Berwick, Pa.; four nephews, Kerry Guire, Bobby Flower, Timmy Ward and Jeremy Ward; and two stepdaughters, Rebecca Chewning of Pennsylvania and Jennifer Chewning of Virginia Beach, Va.
Dana was preceded in death by his stepfather, Tom Rosier.
Dana owned his own business, D.G. Construction, for more than 10 years, having worked in various places, he had done work for Danny Brown and Joe Marino. He never met a stranger and will be missed by all his close friends and family. Dana was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He liked spending time with his family and friends. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the 1970s.
A memorial service was conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at F.E. Runner Funeral Home. Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will conduct full military services at the funeral home. F.E. Runner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Dana Guire. (304-637-6717)  From 3 May 2006.

Charles W. Gum
Charles Wallace Gum, 88, born June 12, 1918, near Mill Point, the son of the late Charles Emory and Rachel Ruckman Gum and a resident of Oak Hill, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, in Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.
On May 28, 1954, he married Melissa Gwinn Payne. She preceded him in death May 9, 2000.
Mr. Gum was a 1936 graduate of Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, and received his bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State College, magna cum laude, in 1947 and his master’s from George Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn., in 1948. He taught for three years in Pocahontas County, six years in Fayette County, served as principal in Warren County, Ohio, and 21 years in the Middletown City Schools in Butler County, Ohio, from which he retired in 1979.
Charles was drafted into the military service April 26, 1941. He served in the 201st Antitank Co. at Fort Greeley, Kodiak, Alaska, for 15 months, after which he was transferred to the Antitank Co., 350th Infantry, 88th Division, as a reconnaissance non-commissioned officer at Camp Gruber, Okla. The 88th Division was the first all draftee division placed in combat in the European Theatre. It arrived at the front lines March 4, 1944, north of Naples at Minturno, Italy, and was the first allied division to enter Rome June 5, 1944, and continued to the Italian Alps at Bassano, Italy, until May 2, 1945, at the surrender of the Italian and German armies in Italy.
He received many service awards including Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Sharpshooter Badge, American Defense Medal with Foreign Service Bar (often designated the Pre-Pearl Harbor Service Medal), Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with bronze campaign star, American Theater Service Medal, European-African-Middle East Service Medal with three campaign stars: 1. Rome-Arno, 2. Northern Apennines, 3. Po Valley, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He was discharged August 11, 1945, at Fort George G. Meade, Md., after 52 months of service of which 36 months were overseas duty.
Mr. Gum was a 60-year member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, where he assisted in writing the latest addition to the history of the church. He was a member of Fayette County Historical Society and served as a tour guide at the George W. Eads Museum and “Contentment,” the home of George W. Imboden, Lt. Col. CSA in Ansted. He also assisted in writing and editing the 1993 Fayette County History.
Survivors include a sister, Madeline Ruth Gum Ruckman of Selma, N.C.; a brother, Max L. Gum of Buckeye; five nieces and five nephews.
A sister, Verna Kathleen Gum Robbins, and a brother, Alfred Renick Gum Sr., preceded him in death.
Visitation will be at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home with Dr. John Sauvage officiating. Entombment will be in High Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Foreign Wars Post 3110 of Oak Hill.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Fayette County Historical Society, HC 66 Box 94, Hico, W.Va. 25854 or Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 205 East Main St., Oak Hill, W.Va. 25901. Online condolences may be expressed at www.tyreefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, 999 Jones Avenue, Oak Hill, W.Va.  From 7 Dec 2006.

Filcer C. Gum
Filcer Curtis Gum, 84, of Santee, S.C., formally of Middletown and Strasburg, Va., died Aug. 31, 2006.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg, Va. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Strasburg Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Middletown, Va. Stover Funeral Home services.  From 2 Sep 2006.

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