2006 Obits: J

2006 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:J

Herbert Jack
Herbert Jack, 99, a resident of Buckhannon, passed away Friday, May 12, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital NCF.
He was born Sept. 21, 1906, in Upshur County, a son of the late Tom Jack and Serena Jane Jack.
Mr. Jack is survived by his wife, Betty M. Jack of Buckhannon; four sons, Michael Jack and wife, Dawn Marie, of Crestwood, Ky., Herbert David Jack and wife, Mariann, of Buckhannon, Dean O. Jack and wife, Vi, of Beverly, Dwain Phillip Jack and wife, Pat, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Carolyn L. (Jack) Phillips and husband, Steven, of French Creek; eight grandsons, Thayer Jack of Cincinatti, Ohio, Matthew Jack of Parkersburg, Jeffrey Winemiller, Scott Winemiller and Josh Winemiller, all of Buckhannon, Justin Jack of Morgantown, Windel Jack of Huttonsville and Clark A. “Buzzy” Jack of Beverly; five granddaughters, Charlotte Wendorf of Homer Mich., Doris Sharp of Marlinton, Sherley Jack of Triangle, Va., Jeri Baker and Marjorie Keller both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Serena Jane Jack; one granddaughter, Katherine Jack; and one grandson, Dennis Gregory Jack.
Mr. Jack was a lumberman and sawmill owner/operator and a real estate developer. He was a member of the Tennerton United Methodist Church in Buckhannon and the Buckhannon Country Club.
Friends were received from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Revs. Billee Scott Mick and Conrad Tenney officiating. Interment followed at the Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon.  From 15 May 2006.

Mary R. Jack
Mary Rose Jack, 91, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2006, at her home.
She was born April 5, 1915, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Nira Earnest Jack and Hattie Jane Hawkins Jack.
Surviving are one sister, Mildred Jane White and husband, Paul, of Buckhannon; one niece, Mary Jane Jack and husband, Bob, of Buckhannon; two nephews, David White and wife, Janice, of Bellingham, Wash., and Paul Robert White and wife, Rose, of Kittanning, Pa.; her special love, Samuel L. Baxa, of Buckhannon; four great-nieces, Nicole Coe and husband, Tim, of Buckhannon, Jennifer White and Danielle White, both of Kittanning, Pa., and Amanda Purdie of Norman, Okla.; and three great-nephews, Brian Jack and fiance, Stephanie Miller, and Jason Jack, all of Buckhannon, and Paul Andrew White of Kittanning, Pa.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant brother.
She was the manager of Baxa Hotel Motel.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. On Saturday, May 27, she will lie in state at Sand Run Baptist Church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery at Excelsior. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 22 May 2006.

Charles W. Jackson
Charles William Jackson, 63, a resident of Glenwood Drive, Douglassville, Pa., departed this life Thursday, March 30, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health.
He was born at Frank, a son of the late Edward Jackson and Rhoda Carter Jackson.
Surviving are two daughters, Rhoda K. Jackson and Rachel K. Jackson, both of Douglassville, Pa.; three sons, Steven A. Lawson of Philadelphia, Pa., Peter L. Edwards and Lionel V. Edwards, both of Sanatoga, Pa.; two brothers, George Hunter “Bo” Jackson of Elkins and Robert H. Jackson of Philadelphia, Pa.; four sisters, Linda C. Jackson of Columbus, Ohio, Juanita Womack of Plainfield, N.J., Gladys L. Walker of New London, Conn. and Nancy M. Marsh of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; his goddaughter, Keren Spencer of Pottstown, Pa.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were five brothers, Walter L., Dewey Asbury, Edward T., Joseph Ray and Carter D. Jackson; and three sisters, Genevieve Ann McDonald, Agnes E. Toles and Emily Mae Jackson.
Charles was a graduate of Green Bank High School at Green Bank and served with the U.S. Army as a specialist E4. He worked for Trailmobile at West Point, Pa., and the Budd Co. He also worked at the Bethelham Baptist Church, Penllyn Worship Center and was also a member of the church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 769. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, bowling, enjoying the 49ers and hanging out with his friends at the BQ Pit at Ambler, Pa. He loved his children and family very much and will be deeply missed.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bethelham Baptist Church, Penllyn Worship Center in Penllyn, Pa. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The Rev. Terry Cannon will officiate and interment will follow. H. W. Daniel’s Post 29, American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles William Jackson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Apr 2006.

Charles W. Jackson
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The Rev. Terry Cannon will officiate and interment will follow. H. W. Daniel’s Post 29, American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles William Jackson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Apr 2006.

Naomi P. Jackson
Naomi Pauline Jackson, 75, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away 3:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Naomi Pauline Jackson. (637-6717).  From 8 Aug 2006.

Naomi P. Jackson
Naomi Pauline Jackson, 75, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health.
Born on April 29, 1931, at Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late Lawerence and Pearl Jane Jackson.
She had never married.
Naomi is survived by one daughter, Betty Lou Vanpelt of Mill Creek; two sons, Edward Lee Jackson of Elkins and Roger Lee Jackson of Mill Creek; three sisters, Shirley Sharp of Elkins, Slivia Hammond of Augusta and Nella Hutton of Ohio; and one brother, Quellen Jackson of Elkins. In addition she is also survived by two grandsons, Ronald Vanpelt and David Vanpelt; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were two sisters, Goldie Lantz and Montella Adams; and one grandson, William Jackson.
Naomi was a homemaker and a member of Light of the Valley Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, who will miss her dearly.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Friday after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel Saturday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to crunner@cebrige.net. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Naomi Pauline Jackson. (637-6717)  From 10 Aug 2006.

Naomi P. Jackson
Naomi Pauline Jackson, 75, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel today after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, in the Runner Chapel. The Rev. Leonard Taylor, affiliated with the Church of God, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to crunner@cebridge.net. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Naomi Pauline Jackson. (637-6717)  From 11 Aug 2006.

Louise Jackson
Louise Loveall Jackson, 99, of Pennsboro and Morgantown, went to her heavenly home Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at Morgantown.
She was born Sept. 27, 1906, in Tyler County, the daughter of the late George W. and Katherine O’Donnell Loveall. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Jackson was a 1925 graduate of Pennsboro High School. She attended Salem College and taught in Ritchie County schools. She was a partner in the family business, J.L. Jackson’s grocery store and gas station, and the El Rancho Motel in Pennsboro.
On Nov. 12, 1932, she married John L. Jackson, who preceded her in death.
Louise Jackson is survived by a daughter, Betty Lou Jackson Ralston of Morgantown, a former West Virginia University extension agent in Randolph County; three sons and spouses, Neil Jackson of Pennsboro, Lowell and Wilda Jackson of Mineral Wells and Duane and Karen Jackson of Boaz; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. today at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery at Ellenboro. Friends were received Tuesday and today at the funeral home. Memorials in the name of Louise Jackson may be made to Pennsboro High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 575, Pennsboro, W.Va. 26415 or the charity of your choice. McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 25 January 2006.

Sheila R. Jackson
Sheila Roxanne Jackson, 52, a resident of Norton, passed away Wednesday evening, May 3, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.
She was born Dec. 1, 1953, at Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Leroy and Wilma Lee Copenhaver Kidd.
On Feb. 19, 2000, she was married to David Jackson, who survives at Norton.
Also surviving are a brother, Steven Kidd of Alabama; two stepsons, David Wayne Jackson Jr. and Troy Eugene Daugherty, both of York, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Melisa Jo Jackson of Elkins; and special friends, Linda and David Harbert of Lumberport.
Sheila attended the schools of Harrison County and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Clarksburg. She was employed as a loan officer at Davis Trust Co. Bank in Elkins and attended the New Life Fellowship Church at Glenmore.
Friends may call from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gloria Roy officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Cemetery near Clarksburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Randolph County Unit, 105 Wilson Lane, Elkins, W.Va. 26241, in memory of Sheila. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Sheila Roxanne Jackson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 5 May 2006.

Sheila R. Jackson
Friends may call from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gloria Roy officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Cemetery near Clarksburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Randolph County Unit, 105 Wilson Lane, Elkins, W.Va. 26241, in memory of Sheila. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Sheila Roxanne Jackson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 6 May 2006.

William Jakubuk
William Jakubuk, 78, a resident of Job, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 2, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for William Jakubuk. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Jan 2006.

William Jakubuk
William Jakubuk, 78, a resident of Job, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 2, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 13, 1927, at Baltimore, Md., a son of the late Peter Kakubuk and Ksiena Ximi Shepshelv Jakubuk.
In 1955 at Harman, he was married to the former Martha Sue Cunningham, who preceded him in death Nov. 23, 1999. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Mullennex and husband, Jack Mullennex Jr., of Harman and Pamela McDonald of Elkins; and four grandchildren, W.D. Mullennex of Job, Justin Mullennex and wife, Melanie, of Harman, Shanna and Jason Hebb, both of Elkins. Three great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete Jakubuk and John Sychuck.
Mr. Jakubuk was a retired tow truck operator. He was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark McAllister officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery at Job. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for William Jakubuk. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Jan 2006.

Margie V. James
Margie Viola Bonner James, 83, a resident of Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Margie Viola Bonner James. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Sep 2006.

Margie V. James
Margie Viola Bonner James, 83, a resident of Elkins, entered into heaven to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Saturday evening, Sept. 2, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of Barbour County Good Samaritan Center in Belington since June 9 and previously had been a resident of Colonial Place in Elkins.
Margie was a loving wife, mother and friend and leaves a testimony of trusting Jesus.
She was born May 27, 1923, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Earle Dennis Bonner and Mary Jane Carr Bonner.
On May 20, 1939, at Hambleton, she was married to Ola James Jr., who preceded her in death June 29, 2006. They shared their love and life together for more than 67 years and are now together again in heaven.
Surviving is one son, Denver William James of Mogadore, Ohio.
Preceding her in death were a daughter, Trudy Ann James; four brothers, Lorenzo, Harold, Ray and Denver Bonner; and one sister, Chloe Howell.
Mrs. James was retired from Hardee’s of Elkins after 15 years of service. She was an outreach partner with the Ernest Angley Ministries of Akron, Ohio. Margie enjoyed serving the Lord through prayer, fasting and living in the word. She enjoyed praising the Lord through playing the guitar and singing gospel songs.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the care that Margie received while a resident of Colonial Place and Barbour County Good Samaritan Center. Thank you for your kindness and compassion.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at New Life Fellowship Church at Glenmore. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, from the church with Pastor Gloria Roy officiating. Interment will follow at the Mouse Cemetery at Harpertown. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Margie Viola Bonner James. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Sep 2006.

Margie V. James
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at New Life Fellowship Church at Glenmore. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, from the church with Pastor Gloria Roy officiating. Interment will follow at the Mouse Cemetery at Harpertown. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Margie Viola Bonner James. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Sep 2006. 

Ola James Jr.
Ola James Jr., 85, a resident of Elkins, entered into heaven to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday morning, June 29, 2006, in Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington. Ola was a kind and gentle man and leaves a testimony of God’s love.
He was born Aug. 18, 1920, at Pierce, a son of the late Ola James and Goldie Ellen Raines James.
On May 20, 1939, at Hambleton, he was married to the former Margie Viola Bonner, who survives. They shared their love and life together for more than 67 years and were in the same room at Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at the time of his passing.
Also surviving are one son, Denver William James of Mogadore, Ohio; and two sisters, Verda Riser and Keitha Ankrom, both of Hambleton.
Preceding him in death were a daughter Trudy Ann James; four brothers, Doyle, Marvin, Kermit and Donald James; and one sister, Zelda Bender.
Mr. James was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army as a private first class with Company H, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Armored Division. He went overseas in December 1944 and participated in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and the Rhineland and Central European campaigns before being wounded in action in Germany on April 15, 1945. His injuries came while serving as a squad leader with the 36th Armored Infantry of the 3rd Armored Division. He received the European African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with three battle stars, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge.
Mr. James was retired from the Howes Leather Co. Inc., where he worked as a leather roller machine operator. He was a member of Elkins Lodge No. 108 A.F. and A.M. for more than 58 years and a member of Elkins Chapter No. 35 Royal Arch Masons, where he was a long time officer and in September 1998 was awarded Outstanding Member. He was an outreach partner with the Ernest Angley Ministries of Akron, Ohio.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the care that Ola received while a resident of Colonial Place and the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center. Thank you for your kindness and compassion.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the New Life Fellowship Church at Glenmore. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, from the church with Pastor Gloria Roy officiating. Interment will follow in the Mouse Cemetery near Elkins. The presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ola James Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 1 Jul 2006.

Ola James Jr.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the New Life Fellowship Church at Glenmore. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, from the church with Pastor Gloria Roy officiating. Interment will follow in the Mouse Cemetery near Elkins. The presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ola James Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Jul 2006.

Ola James Jr.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the New Life Fellowship Church at Glenmore. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, from the church with Pastor Gloria Roy officiating. Interment will follow in the Mouse Cemetery near Elkins. The presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ola James Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Jul 2006.

Leroy Jarvis Jr.
Leroy “Sonny” Jarvis Jr., 81, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center at Clarksburg.
He was born March 8, 1925, at Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late Leroy Jarvis Sr. and Isabella Jeffers Jarvis.
He is survived by his former wife, Sandra Gilbert of Tennessee; four brothers-in-law, Darrell Bennett of Buckhannon, Ronald Bennett of Buckhannon, Paul Bennett of California and A. Wayne Bennett of Buckhannon; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Hollen of Buckhannon and Ladora Reynolds of Virginia; many nieces and nephews; and good friend and hunting buddy, Dale Long of Gaines.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one aunt, Margaret Jeffers, who raised Sonny.
He worked in maintenance for the West Virginia Division of Highways and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Sonny served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Christian by faith. He was the last known member of his family and was friendly, helpful and well loved throughout the community. He will be missed by all.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Baptist Cemetery at Buckhannon. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 30 Sep 2006.

Everett J. Jeffrey
Everett “Gene” Jennings Jeffrey, 78, of Valley Bend, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 17, 2006.
He was born July 28, 1927, at Slagle, a son of the late John “Scott” Reagan and Lucinda Queen Jeffrey.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Garland, Arnold, Lewis, Ray and Norman Jeffrey; and three sisters, Norma Roberts, Myrtle Runyon and Martha Williams.
Gene was a member of Mill Creek Memorial Mission in Mill Creek and lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Gradus Brumfield Jeffrey; one brother, Charles T. “Ginger” Jeffrey; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be form 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Long officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Pallbearers will include, Rodney Jeffrey, Danny Jeffrey, Kenny Jeffrey, Scottie Jeffrey, Wayne Root and Dale Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Runyon and Fred Runyon. Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of the arrangements.  From 19 Apr 2006.

Willard L. Jeffries
Willard L. Jeffries, 83, formerly of Upshur County, passed away Sept. 13, 2006, at the home of his son, Timothy Jeffries, at Canton, Mich.
Mr. Jeffries was a veteran of World War II where he served as a paramedic in the armed forces.
A loving father of two sons, Philip and his wife, Irene, and Timothy and his wife, Karen; and a daughter, Sheryl. He was a dear grandfather of Sophia, Alexandra, Lambrose, Phil, Antonia, Eric and Kara; and great-grandfather of Christina and Elizabeth. He was a loving brother to one sister, Dorothy Balducci.
Mr. Jeffries’ wife, Alberta; his parents, Troy and Rosa M. Jeffries; and four sisters, Delta Barker, Regina Gould, Elnora Eddy and Lorine Ware preceded him in death.
Visitation for Mr. Jeffries will be Saturday, Sept. 23, at Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin, N.C. from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Chartiy United Methodist Church Cemetery in Elkin, N.C.  From 22 Sep 2006.

Betty L. Jenkins
Betty Lou Jenkins, 61, a resident of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at her residence under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice of Buckhannon.
She was born March 5, 1944, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Loy E. Shipman and Velma Lantz Shipman.
On April 11, 1965, she was married to Ernest V. Jenkins, who preceded her in death March 15, 1990.
Surviving are six daughters, Nancy “Tiny” Hoover of Cambridge, Pa., Betty Jean (Jenkins) Jenkins, Nancy Lou Jenkins and Ernestine Sharpe, all of Buckhannon, April and husband, Scott Yeader, of Warren, Ohio, and Margie Lynn and husband, Mathew Wood, of Coldwater, Mich.; one son, Kenneth Sharp Jenkins of Summersville; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia Burnett of Adrian, Wilda Dolan-Gregory of Buckhannon and Mary Smith of Summersville; and one brother, Johnnie Shipman of Buckhannon.
Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Ernest O’Dell Shipman, James Edward Shipman, David Eugene Shipman and Arnold Ray Shipman.
She was a homemaker and member of the House of Praise.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Monday, Jan. 23, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. George Jenkins officiating. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 20 Jan 2006.

Betty L. Jenkins
Betty Lou Jenkins, 61, a resident of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at her residence under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice of Buckhannon.
She was born March 5, 1944, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Loy E. Shipman and Velma Lantz Shipman.
On April 11, 1965, she was married to Ernest V. Jenkins, who preceded her in death March 15, 1990.
Surviving are six daughters, Nancy “Tiny” Hoover of Cambridge, Pa., Betty Jean (Jenkins) Jenkins, Nancy Lou Jenkins and Ernestine Sharpe, all of Buckhannon, April and husband, Scott Yeader, of Warren, Ohio, and Margie Lynn and husband, Mathew Wood, of Coldwater, Mich.; one son, Kenneth G. Sharp of Summersville; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia Burnett of Adrian, Wilda Dolan-Gregory of Buckhannon and Mary Sharp Smith of Summersville; and one brother, Johnnie Shipman of Buckhannon.
Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Ernest O’Dell Shipman, James Edward Shipman, David Eugene Shipman and Arnold Ray Shipman.
She was a homemaker and member of the House of Praise.
Friends were received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. George Jenkins officiating. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 23 January 2006.

Betty R. Jennings
Betty Ruth Delaney Jennings, 84, a resident of Red House, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at her residence.
She was born April 29, 1921, at Parsons, a daughter of the late Francis Earl Delaney and Ida Myrtle Baker.
She was married to Hervy William Jennings, who preceded her in death Nov. 13, 1973.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Ann Mallow and husband, Dr. John Allen, of Upper Tract; three sons, Hervy William Jennings II and wife, Betty Lou, of Christiansburg, Va., Donald Earl Jennings of Eleanor and The Rev. Dr. George Johnathon Jennings and wife, Midge, of Peterstown; one sister, Mary Jane Martin of Parsons; one brother, Earl Delaney of Parsons; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Tom; and two sisters, Dorine Allinder and Pauline Mullinax.
She was a homemaker.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the chapel of Basagic Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Jon Jennings and Elder Kerry D. Stauffer will officiate and interment will follow in North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton. Basagic Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of the arrangements.  From 6 Apr 2006.

Helene B. Jensen
Helene B. Jensen, 91, of Petersburg, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, in Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
Funeral services were today at noon at Schaeffer Funeral Home with Vicar Sarah Trone Garriott officiating. Family received friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment followed in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home service.  From 6 Nov 2006. 

Opal M. Johns
Opal Malinda Johns, 93, of Route 6, Box 616, Buckhannon, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.
She was born Oct. 20, 1913, at Cherry Fork, to the late William Grover and Dorothy Fornash McCartney.
Mrs. Johns was married June 24, 1934, to William Jesse Johns, who preceded her in death June 29, 1983.
She is survived by four sons, Harold Johns and wife, Anna Rush, of Flintstone, Md., Howard Johns and wife, Sheila, and Nelson Johns and wife, Brenda, both of Buckhannon, and Michael Johns and wife, Juanita, of Charleston; two daughters, Frances Stewart of Denver, N.C., and Dorothy Koert and husband, Arthur, of Buckhannon; three brothers, Kermit McCartney of Buckhannon, Delbert McCartney and Cecil McCartney, both of Crawford; one sister, Murl Walton of Kanawha Head; 18 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 12 stepgreat-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Johns was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell McCartney and Wease McCartney; and one granddaughter, Dorothy Rene’ Johns.
She was a homemaker and a member of Heaston United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received today from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. On Sunday, Oct. 22, at Heaston United Methodist Church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Mrs. Johns will lie in state. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sue Lowther officiating. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 21 Oct 2006.

Eather A. Johnson
Eather A. Johnson, 63, a resident of 14 Thorne Ave., Elkins, loving wife, sister, and mother went to be with our Lord Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.
At the request of the deceased the remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at Full Baptist Church on Thorn Avenue, Wednesday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Pastor Delmas Johnson and Pastor Waybright will officiate. This announcement is courtesy of F.E. Runner Funeral Home.  From 18 Dec 2006.

Eather A. Johnson
Eather A. Johnson, 63, a resident of 14 Thorne Ave., Elkins, loving wife, sister and mother, went to be with our Lord Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, in John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. She had been in her usual health and death was sudden and unexpected while in Baltimore visiting her children and grandchildren.
Born May 6, 1943, at Rosehill, Va., she was the daughter of the late John E. Campbell and Georgia Helen Spurlock Campbell Reimer.
On Feb. 29, 1976, at Baltimore, Md., she was united in marriage to Delmer Johnson, who survives in Elkins. They had celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in May of this year.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Patricia Brewer and husband, Jonathon, and Wilma Parker and husband, Mike; three sons, Ralph Johnson, Richard Johnson and Johnny Lee Johnson and wife, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Marlene Cummings of Elkins and Wandalene Fleet and husband, Herbert, of Rosehill, Va.; .and two brothers, Homer Robert Campbell and wife, Darlene, of Baltimore and William Keith Campbell of Pennsylvania. Also surviving are several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends, all of whom loved her dearly.
Preceding her in death besides her parents was a sister, Lucille Toni Hassett; and a granddaughter, Miriah Johnson.
Eather served as bookkeeper and secretary for Full Bible Church on Thorne Avenue. She was a devoted Christian with a kind and loving heart. She never met a stranger and always put others ahead of herself. She felt blessed when she could help others. Eather was an animal lover, having raised ducks, peacocks and ferrets, not to mention rabbits, dogs and cats. Eather ministered to everyone she met and prayed for everyone to be saved. The people she touched while on this earth will have a special place for her in their hearts forever. She will be greatly missed.
At the request of the deceased, the remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at the Full Bible Church on Thorne Avenue Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friends and family are welcome to share their stories and comments. Pastor Delmas Johnson and Pastor Waybright will officiate the services. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made in Eather’s name at the Full Bible Church. This announcement has been brought to you through the courtesy of the F.E. Runner Funeral Home. (637-6717)  From 19 Dec 2006.

Jerry R. Johnson
Jerry Raymond Johnson, 58, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 3:55 a.m. July 19, 2006 in Louise A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital.
He was born March 10, 1948, at Baltimore, Md., a son of the late Raymond F. Johnson and Anita P. Corley Johnson Grubowski.
He was never married.
Surviving are his stepfather, Gilbert Grubowski; three brothers, Joseph Grubowski, Larry and Richard Johnson, all of Elkins; and three sisters, Barbara Gammon of Elkins, Donna Johnson and Suzanne Morgan, both of Maryland. Two nieces, Tonya Triplett and Anita Jones; great-nieces, Cynthia Triplett, Tosha Triplett and Christine Triplett; and one great-nephew, Jared Iseli also survives.
Jerry was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. Jerry was a very kind and loving brother and uncle.
At Jerry’s request, his remains were cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins was in charge of the arrangements for Jerry Raymond Johnson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 29 Jul 2006. 

Kurt V. Johnson
Kurt Vahn Johnson, 31, a resident of Mill Creek, departed this life Thursday, June 29, 2006, in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital at Pittsburgh, Pa. He had bee in declining health for the past three months.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Kurt Vahn Johnson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 30 Jun 2006.

Kurt V. Johnson
Kurt Vahn Johnson, 31, a resident of 401 Glendale Drive, Elkins, departed this life Thursday, June 29, 2006, in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital at Pittsburgh, Pa., after a long and difficult battle with heart disease. He had been ill for the past five years and hospitalized for the past three months.
He was born Tuesday, July 30, 1974, at Elkins, a son of the late Clifford J. Johnson and Deloris J. Scott Johnson, who survives at Elkins.
Also surviving is one daughter, Kendra S. Johnson of Belington; two brothers, Bradley S. Johnson and wife, Jennifer, of South Hill, Va., and Douglas K. Johnson and his children, Connor and Mia, of Memphis, Tenn.; a special family friend, Elwood “Ferg” Ferguson of Elkins; two special uncles, Don Scott of Junior and Arthur Johnson of Martinsburg; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Preceding him in death besides his father were his paternal grandparents, William P. “Jack” and Lilly Johnson; and his maternal grandparents, Robert and Nellie Scott.
Kurt was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1992 and was a former employee of Mongold Lumber Co. and later Coastal Lumber Co. He was a member of the Goff Street Church of Christ. Kurt loved his family, was a paintball enthusiast and was an avid sports and gaming fan, particularly of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the West Virginia University Mountaineers.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor, Monday, July 3, at 11 a.m. Ronald D. Reeves, minister, will officiate and interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Kurt Vahn Johnson Fund, P.O. Box 1027, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Kurt Vahn Johnson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 1 Jul 2006.

Charles A. Jones
Charles Arnold Jones, 85, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
He was born Dec. 7, 1920, a son of the late Ira Jones and Goldie Duncan Jones.
Surviving are two sisters, Virginia and husband, Ralph Goodwin, and Genevieve Taylor, all of Buckhannon; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Also preceding him in death were five brothers, Burl Jones, Keith Jones, Russell Jones, Robert Noel Jones and Paul Jones; and one sister, Mary Jean Elbon.
He was retired from Upshur Coals Corp. and attended French Creek United Methodist Church. He was a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau and the Knights of Pythians Lodge of Buckhannon. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Mausoleum. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 2 Jan 2006.

Ivy A. Jones
Ivy Audra Jones, 80, of Route 2, Belington, died early Friday evening, Aug. 11, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 21, 1926, at Philippi, a daughter of the late Delbert J. and Maddie Heatherly.
Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Skidmore, and is survived by her second husband, Milford Jones, who resides at their home at Route 2, Belington.
Also surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Jo Phillips and Linda Hill and husband, Larry, all of Belington; one son, Gary Skidmore and wife, Sandy, of Belington; five grandchildren, Rickey Lee Phillips and wife, Jamie, Timothy Phillips, Robin McCauley and husband, George, Scott Skidmore and wife, Sue, and Stacie Triplett and husband, Bill; five great-grandchildren, Sarah McCauley, Jacob McCauley, Shyann Triplett, Heather Triplett and Tristan Skidmore.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Carol Wilbert Skidmore; by one sister, Gay Henry; and by one brother, Fred Heatherly.
Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and was a former cook at the Myers Clinic in Philippi and Bucklew’s Restaurant. She was a member of Valley Bend Baptist Church and the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Laurel Mountain Post 410.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today from Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel at 609 Crime Ave. in Belington. The Rev. Charles Vorderburg of the Belington Presbyterian Church will officiate and interment will follow in Belington Fraternal Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home Sunday and until the services today. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. www.stempleforman.com.   From 14 Aug 2006.

James B. Jones
James Burton Jones, 69, a resident of Barron Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department as a result of a cardiac arrest suffered at his home.
He was born Sunday, Sept. 12, 1937, at Houtzdale, Pa., a son of the late John W. “Jack” Jones and Isabelle Elizabeth Turnbull.
On July 31, 1969, at Elkins, he was married to the former Dorothy Ann “Dottie” Nelson, who survives.
Also surviving are his in-laws, Paul and Dessie Ketterman Nelson of Elkins; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Luna and husband, Luis, of Salisbury, Md., and Donna Nazelrod and husband, David, of Elkins; one nephew, John Paul Jones and wife, Wilma, of Elkins; a special great-nephew, John William Jones and wife, Amanda, and daughter, Kourtney, of Elkins; and three special puppies, Nikki, Dusty and Sophie.
Preceding him in death was one brother, Robert Paul Jones.
He was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1955 and attended Davis & Elkins College. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and had worked for the Columbia Gas Co. and Mountaineer Gas Co. for 37 years, retiring in 2001 as a meter and regulator foreman. He was an accomplished piano player, an avid turkey hunter and a member of Elkins Lodge 108, AF & AM and Landmark Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ken Shiflet and the Rev. Mark A. Houser will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, where the Elkins Lodge 108 AF & AM will conduct ritualistic services. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Landmark Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 3002, Elkins, W.Va. 26241-3002. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for James Burton Jones. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Oct 2006.

James B. Jones
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ken Shiflet and the Rev. Mark A. Houser will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, where the Elkins Lodge 108 AF & AM will conduct ritualistic services. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Landmark Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 3002, Elkins, W.Va. 26241-3002. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for James Burton Jones. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Oct 2006.

James B. Jones
The family received friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel today at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ken Shiflet and the Rev. Mark A. Houser will officiate and interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman, where the Elkins Lodge 108 AF & AM will conduct ritualistic services. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Landmark Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 3002, Elkins, W.Va. 26241-3002. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for James Burton Jones. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Oct 2006.

Jesse L. Jones
Jesse L. Jones, 44, a resident of Pickens, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, as a result of the mine disaster at Sago.
He was born June 19, 1961, at Buckhannon, a son of Lulu Belle Tharp Jones of Pickens and the late Herbert W. Jones.
Surviving are two daughters, Sarah Marie Jones of Buckhannon and Katelyn June Jones of French Creek; three brothers, Shawn Jones and companion, Sarina Tharp, of Pickens, Lyndon Jones and wife, Carry, of Hacker Valley and Owen Jones and wife, B.J., of French Creek; two sisters, Lois Jones Metzner and companion, Joshua Small, of Valley Bend and Christine Belle Crider and husband, Don, of Missouri; one niece, Rachel Jones; four nephews, Quentin Metzner and fiancee, Nicole Corker, Codey Jones, Kaleb Jones and Jacob Jones; and several aunts and uncles.
He was Protestant by faith. He was a miner and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, pitching horseshoes and digging ramps. He was a loving father and brother, and we will all miss him.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in Pickens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made for Katelyn June Jones in care of Lulu Belle Jones, P.O. Box 12, Pickens, W.Va. 26230. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Jesse L. Jones.   From 6 and 7 Jan 2006.

Ivy A. Jones
Ivy Audra Jones, 80, of Route 2, Belington, died Friday, Aug. 11, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, from the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel at 609 Crim Ave. in Belington.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday. Interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 12 Aug 2006.

Martha M. Jones
Martha M. Jones, 101, a resident of Volga, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home.
She was born Jan. 16, 1905, at Pickens, a daughter of the late John and Hulda Heller Balli.
On May 21, 1939, she was married to Louie Lile Jones, who survives at Volga.
Also surviving are nieces, Rose Ann and husband, Denzil Cowger, of Hacker Valley and Hilda and husband, Jack Burroughs, of Waverly; nephew, Jim and wife, Anna Fortune, of Fairfax, Va.; great-nieces, Cindy and husband, Kevin Miller, of Hacker Valley, Janet and husband, Jeff Fliegel, of Mainesville, Ohio, and Carol Shaub of Washington, D.C.; great-nephew, Gary Garden of French Creek; great-great-nieces, Andi Miller, Chloe Miller, Alex Fliegel and Darby Shaub; and great-great-nephews, Elias Garden and Jack Fliegel.
She was also preceded in death by six sisters, Olga Harris, Anna Balli, Freda Balli, Gertrude Balli, Alma Fortune and Rose Marts; one brother, John Balli Jr.; and one great-niece, Brenda Garden.
She taught for 43 years in Webster, Randolph and Barbour counties. She attended Queens Chapel United Methodist Church in Volga. During her life time, Martha supported or made contributions to Philippi Heart and Hand, St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Barbour County Good Samaritan Center, West Virginia College, Alderson Broaddus College, American Red Cross —Katrina Relief, Queens Chapel United Methodist Church, Baptist Children’s Home, National Foundation of Cancer Research, Salvation Army, Cross Lines, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Burlington Childrens Home, Christian Childrens Fund, Upshur County Parish House and had adopted a child in the Philippines.
Viewing will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn- Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the funeral chapel with Gary Garden officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Martha M. Jones.

“Painting Poem”
They say a person’s life is like a painting. Each brush stroke of color is a defining moment or event in ones life. If you get up close and look at it under a magnifying glass, all you see are the brush strokes. But if you stand back and look at it, the complete picture comes together.
Aunt Martha’s life had many brush strokes. She lived through a century of world events that include two World Wars, man exploring the moon, numerous inventions like the automobile and airplane. But, when I asked her one time what she remembered about these things, she didn’t have much to say. They were perhaps neutral colors of paint in her life’s picture.
What she did like to talk about were her students over the 43 years she taught, her love of farming the land and her family. These were bright shades of reds and yellows in her picture—her joy.
And if her life was like a beautiful painting, then Uncle Louie must have been her frame—a shinning gilded frame that drew attention to the picture it held. Over the 66 years they were married, he did lovingly hold her and show her off to the world, saying “This is my beautiful wife. Isn’t she wonderful!” Their love completed each other.
In the hospital last week Aunt Martha asked God to take her home. Then she expressed that she didn’t really want to go alone—she’d like Louie to go with her. He gently explained that he couldn’t go until God called him. “Well then,” she said, “I’ll just have to meet you there.”
The final brush strokes are added to this wonderful life’s work called Martha Mary Balli Jones. The divine artist puts down his brush and sits back to look at the painting. Each brush stroke has been purposely placed to create a beautiful harmony in her life. He has been painting this piece for 101 years and as the last brush stroke of paint dries, he smiles, declares it a masterpiece, and calls her home.  From 24 January 2006.

Lucille V. Jordan
Lucille Virginia Shreves Jordan, 80, a resident of Kings’ Daughters Nursing Facility in Staunton, Va., passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2006, in the home.
She was born Sept. 29, 1925, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Fred and Bessie Vanpelt Shreves.
On Feb. 11, 1943, at Elkins, she was married to Burl William Jordan, who preceded her in death in April 1990.
Surviving are a son, William A. Jordan of Stuarts Draft, Va.; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Shawkey of Waynesboro, Va.; one brother, Junior Shreves of Beverly; two sisters, Leona Winans of Elkins and Fran Mosser of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Wilbert, Russell and Harold Shreves.
Mrs. Jordan was a homemaker.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Lucille Virginia Jordan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Sep 2006.

Lucille V. Jordan
Lucille Virginia Shreves Jordan, 80, a resident of the Kings’ Daughters Nursing Facility in Staunton, Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2006, at the home. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lucille Virginia Jordan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 7 Sep 2006.

Lucille V. Jordan
Lucille Virginia Shreves Jordan, 80, a resident of the Kings’ Daughters Nursing Facility in Staunton, Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2006, in the home.
Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lucille Virginia Jordan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Sep 2006.

Lucille V. Jordan
Lucille Virginia Shreves Jordan, 80, a resident of the Kings’ Daughters Nursing Facility in Staunton, Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2006, in the home. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dave Collins officiating Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lucille Virginia Jordan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Sept 2006.

Peter M. Joseph
Peter Michael Joseph, 19, born in Spokane, Wash., on Sept. 25, 1986, departed this life March 29, 2006.
He was the son of Maria Joseph and stepfather, Bill Hendershott, and Dennis Louthan and stepmother, Dana Louthan, who survive.
Peter is survived by one brother, Craig Leo Louthan; four uncles and three aunts, Peter Joseph and wife, Linda Lee, of Hilton Head, S.C., Victor and Michael Joseph of Winfield, David Joseph of Elkins, Terri Stalnaker and husband, Jody, of Avon, N.C., and Dana Lukey of Seattle, Wash.; paternal grandfather, Ron Louthan and stepgrandmother, Sharon Louthan; and seven cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Peter James and Ilah Joseph; paternal grandmother, Arlene Rock; and a half brother, Ronnie Roy Louthan II.
Peter attended Shadle High School and was an avid soccer player and baseball player. He had been active in his youth group at the First Evangelical Free Church and had traveled to Mexico twice on mission trips with the youth group.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Elkins with Fr. Charles McCallister as the Presider. Interment of the cremains will follow in St. Brendan Catholic Cemetery. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Peter Michael Joseph. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 11 May 2006.

Peter M. Joseph
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Elkins with Fr. Charles McCallister as the presider. Interment of the cremains will follow in St. Brendan Catholic Cemetery. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Peter Michael Joseph.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 12 and 13 May 2006.

Richard A. Jones
Richard A. Jones, 68, a resident of Union Community, Philippi, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, in United Hospital Center.
He was born June 26, 1938, at Philippi, a son of the late Sidney L. Sr. and Edith Myers Jones.
Mr. Jones was united in marriage to his wife of 48 years, Peggy Bartlett Jones, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Debbie and husband, Jim Wilson, of Fairmont, Paula and husband, Joe Oliverio, of Belmont and Ricki Dadisman and Butch Ransom of Winfield; one brother, Sidney Jr. and wife, Jean Jones, of Belington; four grandchildren, Ashley and Heather Wilson of Fairmont, Alyssa Oliverio of Belmont and Evan Dadisman of Winfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Hulley; one brother, Bobbie Jones; and in-laws, Earl and Hope Bartlett.
Mr. Jones was a member of United Mine Workers of America 31 and a retired coal miner. He was a farmer and enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially his grandchildren, the love of his life.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour with Pastor James E. Jonson and Evangelist R.D. Ice officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Webster. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 5 Sep 2006.

Randall K. Judy
Randall Kermit Judy, 65, of Petersburg, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, in Montrose Hospital in Montrose, Colo., while vacationing.
Family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Craig Howard officiating. Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 17 Oct 2006. 

Robert E. Judy
Robert E. Judy, 53, a resident of Gilman, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2006, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Robert. E. Judy.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 24 January 2006.

Robert E. Judy
Robert E. Judy, 53, a resident of Gilman, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2006, at his residence surrounded by his family. Death was attributed to cancer.
He was born July 9, 1952, at Elkins, a son of the late Harl Judy and Betty Norton Ferguson.
He is survived by his stepfather, Ellwood “Ferg” Ferguson, who raised him.
On May 19, 1972, at Elkins, he was married to the former Jo Ann Wolford, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Chad E. Judy and wife, Kathy, of Jimtown and Michael R. Judy and wife, Julie, of Kelly Mountain; one grandson, Tyler Chad Judy; and a granddaughter to be born in March. One sister, Darlene Ferguson Phares of Gilman; two brothers, Charles E. Judy of Elkins and Michael C. Judy of Gilman; and several nieces and nephews also survive. He attended the schools of Randolph County. He was a tractor-trailer driver for Cuptane Gas and Hess Oil Co. for several years. He was an active member of the Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department prior to his illness. At the time he was stricken ill, he was employed as a security guard for Quality Security and Investigations. He attended Coffman Chapel Church and was a Methodist by faith. Bob was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting with his brothers, fishing and camping with friends and family. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and granddad and will be missed greatly by all who loved him.
Friends may call rom 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charlie Arnold officiating. Interment will follow at the Lambert Chapel Cemetery near Belington. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be made to either Mountain Hospice, 16 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250, Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or the Coffman Chapel Church in care of Debbie Holler, Route 2, Box 300, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Robert. E. Judy.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 25 January 2006.

Verda S. Judy
Verda Smith Judy, 98, of Maysville, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, in Grant Memorial Hospital at Petersburg.
Family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church in Maysville with Pastor Rebecca L. Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens at Petersburg.  From 24 Feb 2006.

James D. Justice
James Donald “Don” Justice, 78, of Green Bank, died peacefully at home Thursday evening, Aug. 24, 2006, after a long illness. He exemplified the relentless courage and indescribable stamina of a true warrior, and never, never gave up in the battle he waged.
Born May 4, 1928, at Ashland, Ky., Don was the son of the late Ora Estill and June Prince Justice.
He was also preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Marcella Sue Justice; great-grandson, Evan Jacob Starghill; sister, Ethel Ashworth; and brothers-in-law, Karl Schultz, Bill Salmon, George Stephens and Bob Stephens.
A wonderful gentleman, he was intensely devoted to his family and friends and to life. He will be profoundly missed by his survivors, his wife of 61 years, Viola Jane Stephens Justice; daughter, Mary Jeanette Robinson of Charleston; son, James D. Justice Jr. of Winfield; son-in-law, Edward Lee Robinson; granddaughters, Brooke Nicole Starghill of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Summer Beth Robinson of Mooresville, N.C.; grandson, Colton James Justice of Winfield; grandson-in-law, Eric Starghill; great-granddaughter, Eva Janae Starghill; brother and sister-in-law, Rudolph and Anna Margaret Justice of Ashland, Ky.; brother-in-law, Jerry Ashworth of Culloden; sisters-in-law, Maxine Salmon of Grayson, Ky., and Christina Schultz of Columbus, Ohio; special nieces, nephews, cousins and their respective families, as well as many dear friends who were like family to him.
Owner and president of Justice Construction Co. of St. Albans, he was a member and former officer of Associated General Contractors. He enjoyed traveling to the Florida and Virginia beaches and the West Virginia Mountains. He and Viola retired to the Green Bank area, followed by six years in Florida. They returned to Green Bank where he spent his days encouraging and helping family, friends and those he would meet day to day, as well as gardening and tending to his beautiful rock gardens and scenic view along Deer Creek that welcomed visitors to their home. He was an avid reader, listing the Bible first, then other favorite books being on space science, mathematics and, always poetry. He was a dedicated head deacon/trustee at Hebron Baptist Church of Green Bank where he supervised and helped build the new sanctuary and parsonage. Its work continues in great part due to his relentless faith and commitment.
He most assuredly fulfilled his life-mission statement to leave the world a better place through his spirit of hospitality, generosity, compassion and kindness, along with the many lovely buildings he constructed while contracting that included large commercial edifices, schools, libraries and fire stations, his service to his Lord and his beloveds, and husbandry of God’s earth.
Heartfelt thanks are offered to Mountain Hospice, every representative who visited Don and the family wan exemplary and truly fine, caring and professional individuals.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Hebron Baptist Church, Route 92 in Green Bank with the Rev. James D. Crewe officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Arbovale Annex Cemetery at Arbovale. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home of Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. Please send online condolences to www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.  From 26 Aug 2006.

Quentin E. Justice
Quentin Enos Justice, 84, a resident of Saint George, departed this life Thursday afternoon, May 18, 2006, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center at Clarksburg. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Quentin Enos Justice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 May 2006.

Quentin E. Justice
Quentin Enos Justice, 84, a resident of St. George, departed this life Thursday afternoon, May 18, 2006, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center at Clarksburg. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Saturday, Aug. 20, 1921, a son of the late Alonzo Justice and Rosetta Carr Justice.
During August 1941, he was married to Summa Gladys Fridley Justice, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Martha Rosetta Hardesty and husband, James, of Ellsworth, Ohio; three grandchildren, Vicki Vitullo of Austintown, Ohio, James Hardesty of Ellsworth, Ohio, and Michael Hardesty of Austintown, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Nichole Vitullo
and Louie Vitullo of Austintown, Ohio.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by seven brothers and four sisters.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1940. He was a former employee and retired from the Monongahela Power Plant in Kingwood. He was a member of the Eagles Club or Kingwood, the Isaak Walton League and the Preston Masonic Lodge 90 of Kingwood.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Monday from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. Paul Christianson of the Elkins Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be the presider. Mr. Justice’s request for cremation will be honored and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at a later date. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Quentin Enos Justice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 May 2006.

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