2006 Obits: P

2006 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:P

Mary L. Parmesano
Mary Louise Daniels Parmesano, 98, a lifelong resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of Colonial Place, departed this life Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2006, in Colonial Place. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Mary Louise Daniels Parmesano. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 24 January 2006.

Mary L. Parmesano
Mary Louise Daniels Parmesano, 98, a lifelong resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of Colonial Place, departed this life Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2006, at Colonial Place.
She was born Sunday, March 10, 1907, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Martin Luther Daniels and Carrie Shobe Daniels.
On Oct. 20, 1933, at Saint Marys, she was married to Vincent Parmesano Jr., who preceded her in death Jan. 27, 1972.
Surviving are two sons, retired Army Lt. Col. Vincent Parmesano III of Baltimore, Md., and Philip Martin Parmesano of Beverly Hills, Calif.; one daughter, Margaret Louise Oney of Elkins; one foster son, Justin Patrick Parmesano of Key West, Fla.; one sister, Betty Jean Baker and husband, Russell, of Kendallville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was one brother, Harry Ralston Daniels.
Mary was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1924, was a graduate of Mountain State Business College at Parkersburg with the class of 1926. Upon completing her education, she returned to Elkins where she worked as a secretary for various local firms and for the late Sen. Jennings Randolph at the time of his election to Congress in 1932. After her marriage, she was a homemaker, was a member of John Hart Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mountain Weavers Guild, Davis & Elkins College Aid, Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center, H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion Auxiliary and Saint Brendan Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Holy Rosary Guild. She supported local schools as an active member of the Parent Teachers Association for the 24 years that her children attended the Elkins public schools. She was an avid golfer, playing well past the age of 90, and enjoyed playing bridge and scrabble.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. On Thursday at 7 p.m., at the funeral home, a prayer service will be recited by the Rev. Fr. William Anderson. On Friday, Jan. 27, Mrs. Parmesano will be moved to Saint Brendan Catholic Church where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. Fr. William Anderson will be the Presider and interment will follow in Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Louise Daniels Parmesano.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 25 January 2006.

Mary L. Parmesano
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. A prayer service will be recited at 7 p.m. today by the Rev. Fr. William Anderson. On Friday, Jan. 27, Mrs. Parmesano will be moved to Saint Brendan Catholic Church where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. Fr. William Anderson will be the presider and interment will follow in Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Louise Daniels Parmesano. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 January 2006.

James F. Parsons
James Francis Parsons, 65, a resident of 16th Street, Elkins, departed this life early Friday morning, Oct. 27, 2006, at Colby, Kan., while returning from a hunting trip. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for James Francis Parsons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Oct 2006.

James F. Parsons
James Francis Parsons, 65, a resident of 16th Street, Elkins, departed this life early Friday morning, Oct. 27, 2006, at Colby, Kan., while returning from a hunting trip. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest.
He was born Thursday, Oct. 31, 1940, at Elkins, a son of the late John Francis Parsons and Evelyn Lobb Parsons, who survives at Elkins.
On June 20, 1965, at Elkins, he was married to the former Jo Ellen Dolly, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John F. Parsons and wife, Amy, and Jay F. Parsons and wife, Lorraine, all of Elkins; one brother, J. Donald Parsons and wife, Ruth, of Virginia; and three grandchildren, Jared, Justin and Grace Parsons.
Jim was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1958 and Strayer Business College at Washington, D.C., with the class of 1963. He was a certified public accountant, having worked for the West Virginia Lottery Commission and currently for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, District Eight as a comptroller and was also owner of his own accounting business in Elkins. Jim had served as a Randolph County Commissioner for 18 years. He was possibly one of the youngest ever to file for the office. He was an active member of Saint Brendan Catholic Church, a member and past exalted ruler in 1970 of the Elkins BPOE Lodge 1135, Elkins Pilots Club, Elkins Volunteer Fire Department, Elkins Kiwanis Club, National Rifle Association and National Society of Public Accountants.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, Nov. 2, Mr. Parsons will be moved to Saint Brendan Catholic Church where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. William Anderson will be the Presider and interment will follow in Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241-2361. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for James Francis Parsons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 31 Oct 2006. 

James F. Parsons
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. On Thursday, Nov. 2, Mr. Parsons will be moved to Saint Brendan Catholic Church where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. William Anderson will be the Presider and interment will follow in Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241-2361. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for James Francis Parsons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 1 Nov 2006. 

Michael D. Parsons
Michael David Parsons, 45, a resident of Hambleton, departed this life Tuesday morning, Aug. 30, 2006, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Michael David Parsons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 31 Aug 2006. 

Michael D. Parsons
Michael David Parsons, 45, a resident of Hambleton, departed this life Wednesday morning, Aug. 30, 2006, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born Saturday, Sept. 3, 1960, at Parsons, a son of Richard Ward Parsons of Charlotte, N.C. and Norma Lee Parsons of Hambleton.
On Aug. 12, 1988, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Dawn Lynne Rhoades, who survives at Hambleton.
Also surviving are one son, Michael David Parsons Jr. of Pennsylvania; three daughters, Shanna Lee Parsons of Hambleton, Brandi Lynne Cale and husband, Wesley Scott, of Parsons and Kristen Anne Mick of Hambleton; two brothers, the Rev. Neil Parsons and wife, Judy, of Hambleton and Roger Parsons and wife, Phyllis, of Danberry, N.C.; one sister, Darlya Rapp and husband, John, of Davis; six grandsons, Logan Michael Parsons, Wesley Cale of Philippi, Brandon and Todd Cale and Austin Clark, all of Parsons, and Bryson Harper of Hambleton; one granddaughter, Lesley Cale of Parsons; seven nieces and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Daryl Lovell and Hazel Irene Shaffer Parsons; and his maternal grandparents, Denver Lee Smith, Ethel Raines Smith and Bessie Lambert Smith.
Mike was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1978. From 1979 until 1985, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as an auto technician for Performance Motors at Parsons. He was an avid NASCAR fan and he loved spending time with his family.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Sunday, Sept. 3, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate and interment will follow at Parsons City Cemetery. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Michael David Parsons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 1 Sep 2006.

Michael D. Parsons
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Sunday, Sept. 3, at 1:30 P.M. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate and interment will follow at Parsons City Cemetery. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Michael David Parsons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Sep 2006.

Ronald W. Parsons
Ronald Willard Parsons, 94, of Eglon, died May 24, 2006 in Harford Memorial Hospital at Havre de Grace, Md.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Van Marsceau will officiate and interment will be in Aurora Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home services.  From 26 May 2006.

Anna V. Pase
Anna Veronica Rossi Pase, 85, a resident of Coalton, departed this life Wednesday morning, March 1, 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 Anna Veronica Rossi Pase. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Mar 2006.

Anna V. Pase
Anna Veronica Ross Pase, 85, a lifelong resident of Coalton, departed this life Wednesday morning, March 1, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health.
She was born Thursday, Nov. 18, 1920, at Coalton, a daughter of the late Emedio Ross and Agata Soccoccia Ross.
On Jan. 31, 1942, in Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church at Coalton, she was married to Leo Franklin Pase Sr., who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Leo Franklin Pase Jr. and JoAnn, of Coalton; one grandson, Capt. Christopher Colin Pase and fiancee, Barbara Madray, serving with the U.S. Army, Fourth Infantry in Iraq; one great-grandson, Caleb Michael Pase of Copperas Cove, Texas; seven stepgreat-grandchildren, Shane and Dakota Dollar, Nathan and Zack Yeager, Casey and Eric George and Deena Shonk; one brother, Lawrence Ross and wife, Katheryn, of Elkins; two sisters, Edith DiBacco of Thomas, Frances Triplett and husband, George, of Elkins; and 11 nephews and six nieces.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were four brothers, Julie, John, Guido and Carmen L. Ross; two sisters, Mary DiBacco and Antoinette Elizabeth Colabrese; and one nephew and one niece.
She was a graduate of Coalton High School with the class of 1938. She, along with her husband, owned and operated the former Pase Grocery Store at Coalton. She retired as a cook with the Coalton Twelve Year School after 27 years of service. She was a member of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. On Sunday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home, a prayer service will be recited by the Rev. Fr. John Vincent DiBacco. On Monday morning, March 6, Mrs. Pase will be moved to Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. John Vincent DiBacco will be the Presider and interment will follow in Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Anna Veronica Ross Pase. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 3 Mar 2006.

Anna V. Pase
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. On Sunday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home, a prayer service will be recited by the Rev. Fr. John Vincent DiBacco. On Monday morning, March 6, Mrs. Pase will be moved to Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. John Vincent DiBacco will be the Presider and interment will follow in Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Anna Veronica Ross Pase. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 4 Mar 2006.

Carrie M. Paugh
Carrie Mae Paugh, 90, formerly of Thomas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2006, in Jonesborough, Tenn., where she had made her home for the past several years.
She was born Feb. 27 1915, at Flanagan Hill, a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Catherine Vance Roby.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Paugh, in 1979.
Survivors include one daughter, Freda Graham of Limestone, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Tashia and John Lamb, Tonya and Michael McCoy and Tricia Navilhon; and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Paugh was also preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Mae Navilhon; four brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Paugh was a homemaker and was a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hinkle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Hill cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 January 2006.

Elwood I. Paugh
Elwood I. Paugh, 79, of Thomas, passed away Jan. 2, 2006 in Garret County Memorial Hospital at Oakland, Md.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Hinkle Funeral Home.  From 3 Jan 2006.

Elwood I. Paugh
Elwood Isaac Paugh, 79, of Thomas, passed away Jan. 2, 2006, in Garrett County Memorial Hospital at Oakland, Md.
He was born Sept. 18, 1926, at Benbush, a son of the late Isaac Ogden and Edith Lenora Roy Paugh.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Hanline Paugh of Thomas; two sons, David and Gary Paugh, both of Thomas; one brother, Phra Paugh of Eglon; one sister, Delores Watring of Brunswich, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Chris (and Missy) Paugh, Patrick and Sarah Paugh.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Mr. Paugh was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a retired coal miner and member of United Mine Workers of America District 31. He was a member of Thomas United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home with the Rev. James Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 4 Jan 2006.

Mabel M. Payne
Mabel Margaret Harris Payne, 92, a resident of Elkins Street, Parsons, departed this life Monday morning, Aug. 7, 2006, at her home, following a brief illness.
She was born, Saturday, Nov. 8, 1913, at Glady, a daughter of the late Rafual Harris and Lena Bowers Harris.
In 1930, she was married to Harry Huffman Payne, who preceded her in death in 1976.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas Harris and wife, Sally, of Kansas City, Mo. and Jack Harris of Parsons; one daughter, Patty Ann Payne of Parsons; one brother, Robert Harris of Marlinton; two sisters, Greta Miller of Parsons and Alice Antolini of Elkins; 10 grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were four brothers, Ralph, James, Fielding and Jack Harris; two sisters, Geneva Triplett and Jeanette Beck; and two grandchildren.
Mabel attended the schools of Glady, had worked in the Central Supply Department of the Good Samaritan Hospital at Lexington, Ky. and for several years at the Memorial General Hospital in Elkins. She was a member of the Parsons Church of God and was dedicated to her family and her precious Lord.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Mabel Margaret Harris Payne. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Aug 2006.

Mabel M. Payne
Mabel Margaret Harris Payne, 92, a resident of Elkins Street, Parsons, departed this life Monday morning, Aug. 7, 2006, at her home, following a brief illness.
She was born, Saturday, Nov. 8, 1913, at Glady, a daughter of the late Rafual Harris and Lena Bowers Harris. During 1930, she was married to Harry Huffman Payne, who preceded her in death during 1976.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas Payne and wife, Sally, of Kansas City, Mo., and Jack Payne of Parsons; one daughter, Patty Ann Payne of Parsons; one brother, Robert Harris of Marlinton; two sisters, Greta Miller of Parsons and Alice Antolini of Elkins; 10 grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were four brothers, Ralph, James, Fielding and Jack Harris; two sisters, Geneva Triplett and Jeanette Beck; and two grandchildren.
Mabel attended the schools of Glady, had worked in the Central Supply Department of the Good Samaritan Hospital at Lexington, Ky. and for several years the former Memorial General Hospital at Elkins. She was a member of the Parsons Church of God and was dedicated to her family and her precious Lord.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Thursday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mabel Margaret Harris Payne. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Aug 2006.

Virginia M. Payne
Virginia Mae Overholt “Mae” Payne, of Marietta and previously of Parkersburg, was born Nov. 12, 1918, at Elkins, the daughter of the late Gilbert Henry and Ethel Mae Beall Overholt, and the younger sister of the late William Henry “Bill” Overholt.
Mae graduated from Elkins High School with the class of 1936, and went on to graduate from West Virginia University as an English major with the class of 1940. During this time, Mae participated in many things that had long-term significance in her life. She studied voice at Davis & Elkins College for 10 years, going on to perform at various venues, on the radio, and subsequently in church choirs wherever she lived. She completed the four-year leadership-training program at the American Youth Foundation’s Camp Miniwanca in Michigan. Most importantly, at WVU, she met and married Richard Jeffers “Jeff” Payne, and together they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sept. 21, 2005.
In the early 1940s, Mae was band director at Marlinton and then Dunbar High Schools, where she took the band to state competitions, was dean of girls and also taught chemistry. After raising two daughters, she worked at both Parkersburg Catholic High School and Van Devender Junior High as a guidance counselor and student council liaison. She spent 20 plus years as a volunteer in the Blind and Handicapped Department of the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library and was a long time volunteer with the Red Cross Bloodmobile. She was a member of Parkersburg First United Methodist Church and the King’s Daughters and Sons.
Even after all the years, she missed her parents and her brother, and especially missed her life partner, Jeff, after his death in January 2006. She was prepared, ready and eager to join them when she died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, in Heartland of Marietta skilled nursing facility.
She is survived by daughter, Ellen Hoffman and her husband, Jim, of Spokane, Wash., and their son, Donald, and daughter, Becky Carter and her husband, Chip, of Decatur, Ga.; and Becky’s son, Casey Payne Gallagher.
To honor Mae’s life, a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at First United Methodist Church, 1001 Juliana St., Parkersburg, with the Revs. Timothy J. Allen and Donald Underwood presiding. In lieu of other remembrances, the family suggests donations to honor Mae be designated in her memory to The Fine and Performing Arts Department of Davis & Elkins College in care of the Advancement Office, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Following cremation, the commingled ashes of Mae and Jeff will be interred in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Spring Hill, Charleston. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vaughanfh.com. Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg has been entrusted with arrangements.  From 30 Aug 2006.

Burl W. Peggs
Burl Wesley Peggs, 68, of Buckhannon, departed this life at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Center at Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Cecil T. and Octova Curtis Peggs.
Mr. Peggs was retired from Minnick Pest Control. He was a former coal miner and a U.S. Army veteran from the Vietnam Conflict. Burl was a member of the Church of Nazarene in Buckhannon.
On July 11, 1958, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Townsend Peggs, who preceded him in death Dec. 29, 2003.
Surviving are one daughter and three sons, Theresa Hamner and husband, Steve, of Grottoes, Va., Terry W. Peggs Sr. and wife, Jean, of Mt. Solon, Va., Coman Douglas Peggs and wife, Linda, of Grafton and Burl W. “Jim” Peggs Jr. and wife, Priscilla, of Buckhannon; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also surviving are three brothers and a half-sister, Robert Peggs of Cox’s Mill, Donald Peggs of Sand Fork, Frances Peggs of New Jersey, and Charlotte Rogers of Glenville.
Mr. Peggs was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Peggs and Orville Lee Peggs; and two sisters, Doris Jean Queen and Lucille Moore.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. in Glenville with the Rev. Tim Britton officiating. Burial followed in Grafton National Cemetery at Grafton. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. assisted the family of Burl Peggs with the arrangements.  From 21 Nov 2006.

Benjamin Pennington
Benjamin Mark Pennington, 24, of Scherr, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, in City Hospital at Martinsburg.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard L. Longbon. Interment will follow in Weatherholtz Family Cemetery at Lahmansville. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 6 Sep 2006.

Douglas Pennington
Douglas William Pennington, 49, of Scherr, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, in Washington County Hospital at Hagerstown, Md.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard L. Longbon officiating. Interment will follow in Weatherholtz Family Cemetery at Lahmansville. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 6 Sep 2006.

Herbert Pennington
Herbert Dale Pennington, 76, of Dry Fork, passed away Nov. 21, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Oct. 29, 1930, at Dry Fork, a son of the late Leonard Pennington and Edith Katherine Roy Pennington.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Sonja, and their three children, Dana and Cheryl Pennington of Dry Fork, Boyd Pennington of Dry Fork and Macel and David Harper of Beverly; his extended family, Norma and Brenda; three brothers, Joe “Sonny” Pennington of Baltimore, Md., Forrest Pennington of Terra Alta and Roy Pennington of Dry Fork; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Pennington Faulkner.
Mr. Pennington was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in the Korean Conflict. He was employed by American Standard in Baltimore, Md., for 24 years until the company closed. He then worked at Canaan Valley State Park for 20 years until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the Randolph County Farmers Bureau, the National Rifle Association and was affiliated with the Dry Fork Assembly of God Church. Dale enjoyed horseback riding, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dry Fork Recreation Center in care of Rex Vance, Harman, W.Va. 26270.
Friends will be received from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Dry Fork Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the church with the Rev. Ric Lewellen officiating. Interment will follow in Bonner Mountain Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 24 Nov 2006. 

Herbert Pennington
Herbert Dale Pennington, 76, of Dry Fork, passed away Nov. 21, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Oct. 29, 1930, at Dry Fork, a son of the late Leonard Pennington and Edith Katherine Roy Pennington.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Sonja, and their three children, Dana and Cheryl Pennington of Dry Fork, Boyd Pennington of Dry Fork and Macel and David Harper of Beverly; his extended family, Norma and Brenda; three brothers, Joe “Sonny” Pennington of Baltimore, Md., Forrest Pennington of Terra Alta and Roy Pennington of Dry Fork; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Pennington Faulkner.
Mr. Pennington was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in the Korean Conflict. He was employed by American Standard in Baltimore, Md., for 24 years until the company closed. He then worked at Canaan Valley State Park for 20 years until his retirement in 1993.
He was a member of the Randolph County Farmers Bureau, the National Rifle Association and was affiliated with the Dry Fork Assembly of God Church. Dale enjoyed horseback riding, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dry Fork Recreation Center in care of Rex Vance, Harman, W.Va. 26270.
Friends were received from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at Dry Fork Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at the church with the Rev. Rick Lewellen officiating. Interment will follow in Bonner Mountain Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 25 Nov 2006.

Logan Pennington
Logan Patrick Pennington, 26, of Scherr, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital at Ranson.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard L. Longbon officiating. Interment will follow in Weatherholtz Family Cemetery at Lahmansville. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 6 Sep 2006.

Guy F. Perkins
Guy Foley Perkins, 81, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at his home.
He was born May 26, 1925, at Sutton, a son of the late Hayes Perkins and Catherine Perkins.
On April 9, 1949, he was married to Mary J. Cassell Perkins, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are three sons, Guy Perkins Jr. and wife, Wanda, of Sanford, Fla., William Perkins of Buckhannon and Virgil Perkins and Susan of Ivy; five daughters, Marie Chestnut and husband, Bernard, of White Sulphur Springs, Edith Given and husband, Johnny, of Buckhannon, Jean Smallridge and husband, Nolan, of Ten Mile, Patricia Zickefoose of Buckhannon and Jacqueline Wamsley and husband, the Rev. Michael, of Buckhannon; one brother, Bern Perkins of Buckhannon; three sisters, Elsie Rayner and Edna Pritchett, both of Florida and Dorothy Corder of Clarksburg; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Flem Perkins, Bud Perkins, Tom Perkins and Jim Perkins; and two sisters, Jody Nixon and Nellie Conway.
He was a coal miner, farmer and minister. He attended Coalton Union Mission Church.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the funeral home with the Rev. Tristan Tenney officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery at Philippi. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 23 Jun 2006. 

Mark A. Petrice
Mark Anthony Petrice, 46, a resident of Coalton, departed this life Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. Death was attributed to heart failure.
He was born Monday, Dec. 21, 1959, at Elkins, a son of James Edward Petrice and Betty Lou Phillips Petrice, who survive at Beverly.
On Jan. 11, 2001, he was married to Barbara Jean Galitz Hess, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Jamey M. Petrice of Elkins; one son, Robert “Scotty” Petrice of Coalton; two stepsons, Archie R. Hess III of Ohio and Carl W. Hess of Coalton; one stepdaughter, Angela G. Hess of Ohio; two grandchildren, Rayna G. Brantner and Anthony J. Brantner; one brother, Ricky Petrice and wife, Dolly, of North Carolina; and two sisters, Jackie Henderson and husband, Mike, of Ohio and Deana Vest and husband, Kenny, of Coalton.
Mark attended the schools of Ohio, was a certified water tester and welder and was the owner and operator of Mark’s Maintenance and Roofing Co. He was an avid outdoorsman. The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The casket will remain closed. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. William Anderson will be the Presider and interment will follow at Saint Vincent Cemetery at Kingsville. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mark Anthony Petrice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Feb 2006.

Mark A. Petrice
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. The casket will remain closed. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. William Anderson will be the Presider and interment will follow at Saint Vincent Cemetery at Kingsville. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mark Anthony Petrice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Feb 2006.

William E. Petrice
William E. Petrice, 81, a resident of the Pumpkintown Community, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 13, 2006 in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Mr. William E. Petrice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 14 and 15 Aug 2006.

William Petrice Sr.
William E. “Bill” Petrice Sr., 81, a resident of the Pumpkintown Community, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 13, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born April 10, 1925, at Brady, a son of the late Nazarene and Florence Kimble Petrice.
On Jan. 27, 1947, he was united in marriage to Lucia “Lucy” Rossi Petrice, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, William E. “Bill” Petrice Jr., Charles Thomas “Tom” Petrice and wife, Sandra, all of the Pumpkintown Community, and Vincent A. Petrice and wife, Nicole, of Elkins; one daughter, Christina K. Tenney of Coalton; nine grandchildren, Ty Petrice and wife, Dawna, Toby Petrice and wife, Lauret, Jessica Alsop and husband, Rob, Jeremy Tenney and wife, Kelley, Steven Petrice and wife, Cindy, Brianna, Jordan and Luke Petrice; four great-grandchildren, Seth and Natalie Petrice, Audrey Kate Alsop and Graham Tenney; two brothers, James Petrice and wife, Betty Lou, of Beverly and Frank “Mike” Petrice and wife, Jean, of Coalton; two sisters, Rose McMasters of Baltimore, Md., and Cecelia Primavero of Coalton.
He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Carla Marie Tenney; four brothers, infant Louie, John, Roy “Jack” and Lawrence Joe Petrice; and three sisters, Rhoda Stanton, Effie Barkley and Mary Travise.
Bill was a retired coal miner, having retired from Bethlehem Mine No. 108 in Century. He was co-owner, along with his wife, of Midway Diner at Pumpkintown, which they operated for several years.
He served in the U.S. Army from July 9, 1943 until Jan. 26, 1946 and was the recipient of two bronze stars with the Asiatic Pacific and Philippine Liberation Theaters. In addition, he was awarded the good conduct and victory medals. Bill was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5583 of Coalton; H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion, Forty and Eight of Elkins and the Roaring Creek Lions Club of Coalton. He was a member and attended St. Patrick Catholic Church of Coalton and began the maintenance program for the affiliated St. Vincent’s Cemetery in Kingsville. He took great pride in keeping the grass mowed and replacing the fence. William was an avid gardener and was so very proud of all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. At 8:30 p.m. Thursday, a prayer service will be recited by Father William Anderson. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Coalton. Father Anderson will be the presider and interment will follow in St. Vincent’s Cemetery at Kingsville. Full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 VFW. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for William E. “Bill” Petrice Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Aug 2006.

William Petrice Sr.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. At 8:30 p.m. today, a Prayer Service will be recited by Fr. William Anderson. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Coalton. Father William Anderson will be the Presider and interment will follow in St. Vincent’s Cemetery at Kingsville. Full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 VFW. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for William E. “Bill” Petrice Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 17 Aug 2006.

Janet H. Phares
Janet Howell Phares, 60, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Wednesday evening, Sept. 6, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Janet Howell Phares. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Sep 2006.

Janet S. Phares
Janet Sue Howell Phares, 60, a resident of the Gilman community, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday evening, Sept. 6, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital where she had been admitted on Tuesday. She had battled breast cancer since 2001 and fought the hardest fight prior to her death. Her passing was unexpected to all.
She was born Friday, Nov. 16, 1945, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Brown Howell and Daisie H. Carr Howell.
On Oct. 6, 1968, at First Baptist Church in Elkins, she was married by the Rev. Dr. Duard H. Estep Sr., to Gary L. Phares, who survives at Gilman. They would have celebrated 38 years of marriage in October.
Also surviving are two daughters, Scioto B. “Coty” Foster and husband, Jerry, of Boothsville community and Julene F. Kennedy and husband, Scott, of Gilman; one brother, Michael “Mike” Howell of Virginia; three sisters, Lena Rose of Chandler, Ariz., Julia Phillips of Leading Creek Road and Gladys Howell of Cravens Run Road; and several special nieces and nephews, including, Lyndall, Karen, Josh and Madeline.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Dorsey and Andrew B. Howell; and two sisters, Vera May and Neva “Betsy” Knapper.
Janet attended the schools of Randolph County and was a graduate of Elkins High School. She resided in Wadsworth, Ohio, prior to her marriage and Warren, Ohio, after her marriage, where she was employed by the Sears & Roebuck Co. She then returned to Elkins where she has lived her remaining years. She was a member of the Elkins Jayceettes, held numerous offices and was recipient of the Jayceettes of the Year Award and was a 4-H Leader of the Gilman Seneca 4-H Club for several years. She was a member of Orlena United Methodist Church at Gilman, Tygarts Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Ladies Auxiliary and the Orlena Women’s Club. Janet was an employee of the Kroger Co. at Elkins, having retired in May 2005 in order to fight another courageous struggle with cancer and continued fighting until her death. She never admitted defeat, and fought to the last breath. She was a 25-year employee with Kroger and made many friends, both fellow employees and customers. She seemed lost when she was unable to continue working and missed everyone very much. Her most pleasurable hobby was that of hummingbirds and received much joy from seeing 25 hover around her feeders. She enjoyed flowers, shopping, and sharing time and coffee with friends and family. She also loved and cared for the family pets.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Pamela Shuman and the Rev. S. Kent Price will officiate and interment will follow in American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Tygarts Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Cancer Fund, Route 1, Box 65, Beverly, W.Va. 26253. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Janet Sue Howell Phares. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. From 8 Sep 2006.

Janet S. Phares
The family received friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel today at 11 a.m. The Rev. Pamela Shuman and the Rev. S. Kent Price will officiate and interment will follow in American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Tygarts Valley Post 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Cancer Fund, Route 1, Box 65, Beverly, W.Va. 26253. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Janet Sue Howell Phares. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Sept 2006.

Lee D. Phares
Lee Don Phares, 87, of Ridgedale, Mo., died at his residence Wednesday, June 28, 2006.
He was born Dec. 17, 1918, near Junior, the son of the late James Tucker and Clara Wilson Phares.
He graduated from Belington High School with the class of 1937. He was employed by Mohawk Rubber Co. of Helena, Ark., and Akron, Ohio, for 22 years.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; son, Lynn and wife, Becky, of Searcy, Ark.; daughters, Sue Matthew and husband, Gene, of Belington and Marilyn Pfoutz and husband, Jim, of North Carolina; sisters, Gladys McCauley of Grafton, Helen McCauley of Elkins and Wilda McCauley of Grafton; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
There will be a graveside memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Concord Cemetery near Belington.   From 6 Aug 2006.

Ray L. Phares
Ray L. Phares, 86, a resident of Montrose, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2006, at his residence. Death was unexpected.
He was born March 11, 1920, at Connelly Run, a son of the late Floyd and Ida McNeely Phares.
On Jan. 8, 1938, at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, he was married to the former Leona Ruth Brenwald, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Ray L. Phares Jr. of Winter Garden, Fla., Denver A. Phares of Lakeland, Fla., and Gregory R. Phares of Kissimmee, Fla.; and two daughters, Janice Lee Leonard of Hedgesville and Debra A. Graham of Montrose. One sister, Dorothy Blandino of Bridgeton, N.J,; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive. Preceding him in death was one son, Harry Leon Phares; one daughter, Dorothy Emagene Phares Bodkins Johnson; two brothers, Leland H. and James L. Phares; and two sisters, Edith Smith and Sylvia Murphy. Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also preceded him in death.
Mr. Phares was retired from the Elkins Builders Supply where he worked for many years as yard foreman. He was a member of Mercy Chapel United Methodist Church of Montrose.
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. Wednesday, July 12, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ray L. Phares. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Jul 2006. 

Ray L. Phares
Friends may called Tuesday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ray L. Phares. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Jul 2006.

Robert Phares
Robert “Bob” Phares, 82, a resident of 1024 South Davis Ave., Elkins, passed away at 9:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Robert “Bob” Phares. (637-6717) Expressions of sympathy may be sent to ferunnerfuneralhome@citynet.net.  From 31 Oct 2006. 

Robert Phares
Robert “Bob” Phares, 82, a resident of 1024 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, passed away Sunday at 9:55 p.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the last 20 days. He had been in failing health for the past several months.
Born Feb. 4, 1924, at Glady, he was the son of the late Shird and Erma Smith Phares.
On Feb. 4, 1978, he was united in marriage by the Rev. Boyd Phares to the former Willetta “Joann” Cross, who preceded him in death on April 30, 1999.
Bob is survived by a daughter, Toby Carter of Virginia; three sons, Robert Phares Jr. and wife, Joyce, Ellis Phares and Louie Phares, all of Baltimore, Md.; two stepsons, Stewart Walton of Virginia, and William Neil Howell and wife, Debbie, of Rowlesburg; and six sisters, Mabel Berstein, Julia Pinter, Nancy Jones and husband, Harold “Buster,” Judy Chatham and husband, Brad, all of Baltimore, Md., Elizabeth Arbogast of Elkins and Gladys Marfield of Bowden. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife were two sisters, Nellie Shifflett and Lynette Sykes; and two brothers, Roy “Mage” and Ed “Eddie” Phares.
Bob was formerly employed as a steel worker in Baltimore and also worked in Maryland assembling aircrafts. When Bob returned to Elkins, he was employed by the city of Elkins in the sanitation department until retiring in 1989. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Bob never met a stranger and he touched many lives during his lifetime. Bob’s smile and beautiful blue eyes will be greatly missed but he will remain in the hearts of those who truly loved him forever. He was a United Brethren by faith.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel, where services will be at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Shifflett officiating. At the request of the deceased, after the viewing and service, the remains will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations be made in ‘Bob’s” name to a charity or organization of your choice. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Robert “Bob” Phares. (637-6717) Expressions of sympathy may be made to ferunnerfuneralhome@citynet.net.  From 2 Nov 2006. 

Robert L. Phares
Robert Lewis “Bob” Phares, 58, a resident of the Gilman community, passed away unexpectedly at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Robert Lewis “Bob” Phares. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 17 Nov 2006. 

Robert L. Phares
Robert Lewis “Bob” Phares, 57, a lifelong resident of the Gilman community, left this life for a better one at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. His death was unexpected.
He was born Feb. 6, 1949, at Elkins, a son of the late Merrill L. Phares and Ila Ruth Yokum Phares.
On Oct. 16, 1968, at Elkins, he was married to the former Bonnie Kay Piercy, who survives. Bob and Bonnie met while both were members of the Orlena United Methodist Church Methodist Youth Fellowship.
Also surviving are two brothers, Donald Eugene Phares and wife, Darlene, of Gilman and Ronald Allen Phares of Gilman; one sister, Diana Ruth Phares Murphy and husband, Jack, of Wilmoth Run, Montrose; and two sisters-in-law, Juanita Hoffman and husband, Dennis, of Richlands, Va., and Nancy Aram and husband, Ossario, of Loveland, Colo. Several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Jean Phares.
Bob was retired from the Randolph County Schools where he worked as the director of transportation for eight years and as school bus operator for 30 years. He and Bonnie loved to travel and ride their motorcycle. He was an avid gardener and loved to work outdoors. Bob was the longest attending member of Orlena United Methodist Church at Gilman having attended there for 57 years. He served also as Sunday school secretary there for more than 30 years. He was a beloved husband, brother and friend.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. On Sunday, Bob will be moved to Orlena United Methodist Church at Gilman where friends may call from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Terry Cannon and the Rev. Dennis J. Hoffman will officiate. Interment will follow in Gilman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contribution may be made to either the Orlena United Methodist Church in care of Milford Jones, Treasurer, Route 1, box 31, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 or the United Way of Randolph County, P.O. Box 1085, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Lewis “Bob” Phares. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Nov 2006.

Roy M. Phares
Roy “Mage” Phares, 71, a resident of Delaware Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health for the past 15 months.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Roy “Mage” Phares. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 18 May 2006.

Roy Phares
Roy “Mage” Phares, 71, a resident of Delaware Avenue, Elkins, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health for the past 15 months.
He was born Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1935, at Glady, a son of the late Shird Phares and Erma Smith Phares.
He was married to the former Elizabeth M. Chester, who survives. They had celebrated 52 years of marriage.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael Phares and wife, Kathy, of Pageland, S.C., and Charles Phares of Hyannis, Mass.; four daughters, Elizabeth Lambert and husband, Donald, Debra Smith, and Annette Weiford and husband, Blake, all of Elkins, Rose Sanders and husband Terry, of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Robert Phares of Elkins; six sisters, Ruth Bernstein of Baltimore, Md., Elizabeth Arbogast of Elkins, Julia Pinter and Nancy Jones, both of Baltimore, Md., Gladys Marfield of Bowden and Judy Chattam of Baltimore, Md.; nine grandchildren, Angela Goodwin, Danielle and Kevin Smith, Michael and Sara Phares, Julie Weiford, Daniel Slattery, Kathleen and Frankie Phares; three great-grandchildren, Daisy and Fisher Goodwin and Brayden Slattery; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were three brothers, Edward, Keith and Kennith Phares; and three sisters, Betty Phares, Lynnette Sykes and Nell Shifflett.
He attended the schools of Glady and was a retired technical sergeant from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service, having served in Korea, Vietnam, England and in the states. He then returned to Elkins where he operated several businesses in the area. Many will remember him from Roy’s Place in Bowden. He was a lifetime member of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and was a Protestant by faith.
He was a very loving father and extra special grandfather and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Monday, May 22, at 11 a.m. Sister Mary Ella Morrison and Michael Phares will officiate and interment will follow at the American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Roy “Mage” Phares. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 May 2006.

Roy Phares
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Monday at 11 a.m. Sister Mary Ella Morrison and Michael Phares will officiate and interment will follow at the American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Roy “Mage” Phares. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 May 2006.

Bobby R. Phillips
Bobby Roy Phillips, 76, of Palisades Park, N.J., died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Holy Name Hospital at Tea Neck, N.J.
He was born Oct. 11, 1929, at Wheeling, a son of the late James R. Phillips and the late Dorothy (Triplett) Phillips Dertavitian.
Surviving are one sister, Betty Napolitano of Cliffside Park, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Ann Colello; and by his stepfather, Karnig Dertavitian.
Mr. Phillips was an upholsterer and owner of B&B Upholstery. He was a Korean Era veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Palisades Park.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, from St. Elizabeth Catholic Church on College Hill in Philippi with the Rev. Father Andy Kranyc as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by Barbour Post 44, American Legion.
Friends may call at Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 27 Mar 2006.

Chester Phillips
Chester Phillips, 94, a former resident of Yokum Street, Elkins, and more recently a resident of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life late Saturday evening, April 29, 2006, at the center. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Chester Phillips. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 1 May 2006.

Chester Phillips
Chester Phillips, 94, a former resident of Yokum Street, Elkins, and more recently a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life late Saturday evening, April 29, 2006, at the center following a brief illness.
He was born Sunday, Aug. 20, 1911, at Mabie, a son of the late Abraham “Abe” Phillips and Lucy Rowan Phillips.
He was twice married. First, on June 20, 1934, he was married to the former Isabel Bennett, who preceded him in death during March 1969. Second, on Nov. 24, 1973, he was married to the former Sara Lee Ralston Moore, who preceded him in death August 31, 2005.
Surviving are his son-in-law, Charles Mullins of Aiken, S.C.; one stepson, Edward James Moore III and wife, Sharon, of Dryden, Va.; one grandson, Micheal Mullins; one granddaughter, Michelle Esbenshade; one stepgrandson, James Micheal Moore and wife, Tracy; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Amanda Moore and Devon Shepherd-Moore, both of Chicago, Ill.; one niece, Peggy Jo Conway of Kernersville, N.C.; and one nephew, Michael Phillips of Norton.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wives were one daughter, Carolyn Mullins; and three brothers.
He was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1929 and attended Shepherd College and Davis & Elkins College. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy from March 1944 to December 1945 and had served as a recruit training instructor.
Mr. Phillips began his career in education as a teacher in the one-room Fairhope School in 1931. For the next eight years, he served as teacher and principal at various schools including the Kingsville School, Norton Elementary School and Coalton School. He then served as administrative assistant to the Randolph County Superintendent of Schools for 31 years, from which he retired. He had served as the second vice president of the School Business Association of West Virginia. Mr. Phillips was twice the commander of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion in 1948 as well as 1966. He served 27 years on the board of directors and served 25 years as the manager of the West Virginia Highlander Bagpipe Band. He was elected as department commander of the American Legion in 1955-1956, was the fifth person to be elected national vice commander of the American Legion from West Virginia in 1977-1978, since the inception of the American Legion in 1919. He received the American Legion Department of West Virginia, Distinguished Service Medal Award in 1977, which is the highest award given by the department.
In community service, Mr. Phillips served as the chairman of the Randolph County Bi-Centennial Committee from 1975 to 1976, was a member of the Elkins Lodge 1135, BPOE, the Randolph County, West Virginia and National Retired School Personnel Organizations, was a past member of the Randolph County Committee on Aging and was a past member as well as past president of the Kiwanis Club of Elkins. He also served as consultant for the Randolph County Commission during its building of the Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center.
Mr. Phillips’ request for cremation was honored. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins, with the Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Chester Phillips. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 2 May 2006.

Dessie G. Phillips
Dessie G. Phillips, 91 a resident of Katie Howes Personal Care Home of Philippi, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 23, 2006, in the emergency department of Broaddus Hospital at Philippi.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Dessie G. Phillips. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 24 January 2006.

Dessie G. Phillips
Dessie G. Phillips, 91, a resident of Katie Howes Personal Care Home of Philippi, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 23, 2006, in the emergency department of the Broaddus Hospital at Philippi.
She was born Oct. 9, 1914, at Mill Run in Tucker County, a daughter of the late John Add Bright and Mary Ann Teter Bright.
On March 6, 1935, at Elkins, she was married to Perry Hall “Fuzzy” Phillips, who preceded her in death Feb. 7, 1979.
She is survived by three sons, James C. Phillips of Elkins, Steven H. Phillips of West Union, Ohio and Alan Dale Phillips of Beverly; four daughters, Loretta J. Hinkle of Beverly, Mary Jo Hinkle of Louisburg, N.C., Virginia A. “Ginny” Skidmore of Elkins and Nancy E. Phillips Mullins of Elkins. One brother, Robert E. Bright of Isner Creek; five sisters; Flossie M. Hardy of Parsons, Fannie R. Shreve of Elkins, Texie M. Mallow of Laurel Mountain Road, Nellie B. Shreve of Beverly and Alice B. Tharpe of Hampton, Va.; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Preceding her in death were two sons, Robert J. Phillips and Donald P. Phillips; two sisters, Ethel Stephens and Eva M. Breakiron; two brothers, Burley L. Bright and Daniel P. Bright; one grandson; and one granddaughter.
Mrs. Phillips was employed at Gatling’s Auto for many years and worked at other businesses prior to retirement. She was a member of Chapel Hill Local 176, Ladies Auxiliary and Delphia Rebekah Lodge No. 62 of Elkins. She attended Crystal Springs Community Church.
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, Jan. 26, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kevin Gainer officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Women’s Club of the Crystal Springs Community Church, Crystal Springs Community Circle, in care of Carol Fansler, Route 2, Box 550-1, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dessie G. Phillips.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 25 January 2006.

Guy H. Phillips
Guy H. Phillips, 79, a resident of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center.
He was born April 20, 1927, at Mabie, a son of the late Peter T. Phillips and Bertha Jack Phillips.
On May 27, 1950, he was married to Joan V. McPherson Phillips, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are three sons, Rick Phillips of Fremont, Mich., Dan Phillips and wife, Janet, and Craig Phillips, all of Buckhannon; one sister, Deloris Marlowe of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Michael Phillips; four sisters, Georgia, Audell, Freda and Ava Marie; and four brothers, Dexter, Glenn, Lester and Pete.
He was a truck driver and a lifetime member of Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663. He was Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 5 May 2006.

Guy H. Phillips
Guy H. Phillips, 79, a resident of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center.
He was born April 20, 1927, at Mabie, a son of the late Peter T. Phillips and Bertha Jack Phillips.
On May 27, 1950, he was united in marriage to Joan V. McPherson Phillips, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Rick Phillips of Fremont, Mich., Dan Phillips and wife, Janet, and Craig Phillips, all of Buckhannon; one sister, Deloris Marlowe of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Phillips; four sisters, Georgia, Audell, Freda and Ava Marie; and four brothers, Dexter, Glenn, Lester and Pete.
He was a truck driver and Methodist by faith. He was a lifetime member of Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663.
Friends were received Saturday, May 6, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services were Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Phillips officiating. Interment followed in Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 8 May 2006.

Jeremiah J. Phillips
Jeremiah James Phillips, 29, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Saturday evening, Nov. 11, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
He was born Tuesday, May 31, 1977, at Morgantown, a son of Cynthia Kay Phillips Riddle and his stepfather, Rob Riddle. Also surviving are his maternal grandmother, Jeanette Lee Rennix Phillips of Elkins; one uncle, Alan Phillips and wife, Brenda, of Elkins; three aunts, Diana Peters and husband, David, of Elkins, Joan Antolini Phillips of Winfield and Beth Phillips of Elkins; seven cousins, Jamie and Shelly Phillips, Heather and Matt Lyons, Misha and Matt Lee, Laura and Ron Fullerton, Matt Peters, Josh Phillips and Nic Phillips; his fiancé, Twila Wolford of Coalton, his two special kids, Natalie and Hanna; and his canine companion, “Neko.”
Preceding him in death are his maternal grandfather, Howard Alton Phillips; and three uncles, William Howard “Bill” Phillips; Eric Wayne “Rick” Phillips and Alton Chester “Butch” Phillips.
He was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1996, was a former employee of the CCIL of Elkins, Vision Automotive and as a cook for Fox:s Pizza and Davis & Elkins College Cafeteria. He was currently employed at Colonial Mill Works at Beverly.
He was an avid outdoorsman, loved four wheeling, was a noted Oakland Raiders football fan and enjoyed movies and dining out. He loved spending time with his friends and entertaining. Jay touched the lives of many through his devoted friendship
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Walter H. Blough and the Rev. Douglas A. Jenkins will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jeremiah James Phillips. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Nov 2006.

“Jay” Phillips
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Walter H. Blough and the Rev. Douglas A. Jenkins will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jeremiah James “Jay” Phillips. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Nov 2006. 

Larry R. Phillips
Larry Robert Phillips, 46, a former resident of Parsons and a resident of Houston, Texas, departed this life Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, in Texas, following a brave and extended battle with cancer.
He was born Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1959, at Parsons, a son of Clifford Alan Phillips and Betty Joan Katzenmiller Phillips, who survive at Hambleton.
On. Sept. 5, 1985, at Parsons, he was married to his high school sweetheart, the former Brenda Jean Booth, who survives at Houston, Texas.
Also surviving are three daughters, Erin Elizabeth Phillips of Lubbock, Texas, Chelsea Rebecca Phillips and Katelyn Marie Phillips, both of Houston, Texas; one brother, Allan Phillips and wife, Michelle, of Ranson; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edwin and Wanda Booth of Parsons; one brother-in-law, Steve Booth and wife, Becky, of Hendricks; one nephew, Jon Phillips and one niece, Reanna Phillips, both of Ranson; as well as many other friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Laurence and Gladys Nestor and Robert and Izetta Phillips.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1977. He was a graduate of Fairmont State College with the class of 1981. He was employed as a safety advisor for Exxon-Mobil of Houston, Texas. He was a man of excellence, a loving and dedicated husband and a generous and inspiring father. He as a member of Spring Masonic Lodge 1174, AF & AM, where he served as the Worshipful Master. He also was a member of the York Rite. He was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, active in his children’s many activities, and an avid outdoorsman, a man who loved life and its many blessings. Though we are saddened by his passing, we take comfort in the Lord our God and in the knowledge that he has opened his arms to Larry, saying, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. The Rev. J. Michael Lantz will officiate. To honor Mr. Phillips wishes, cremation will follow. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Larry Robert Phillips. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Feb 2006.

Larry R. Phillips
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. The Rev. J. Michael Lantz will officiate. To honor Mr. Phillips wishes, cremation will follow. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Larry Robert Phillips. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Feb 2006.

Loring R. Phillips
Mr. Loring R. Phillips, 64, a resident of 506 Hall Ave., Belington, departed this life Friday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2006 at the Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington.  From 9 Sept 2006.

Loring R. Phillips
Loring Ray Phillips, 64, a resident of 506 Hall Ave., Belington, departed this life at 1:22 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health for the past several months.
He was born Dec. 7, 1941, at Philippi, a son of the late Charles L. and Avis Beckner Phillips.
On May 26, 1962, he was united in marriage to the former Eileen Ketchem, a daughter of the late Hobert and Lena Bolton Ketchem. Mrs. Phillips survives at their residence in Belington.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Phillips is survived by one daughter, Beth N. George and husband, Tim, of Elkins; one son, Cody A. Phillips of Belington; one sister, Libby Cimagalla of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Sabrina, Savanah and Seth George.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles F. Phillips.
Mr. Phillips was a 1959 graduate of Philippi High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam with the 544th Transportation Co. He retired from the Barbour County Assessor’s office after 22 years of service as Barbour County’s assessor. He attended Silent Grove Church near Philippi and was a former president of the Board of Directors for Barbour County Good Samaritan and Laurel View Apartments. He was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a former member of Belington Kiwanis Club where he was a past president and former secretary. He was a former member of the West Virginia Assessor’s Association, and a member of American Legion Post 96 of Belington.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington today from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday until 1 p.m., the funeral hour when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will then follow in the Fraternal Cemetery at Belington where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 44 of Philippi. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Loring Ray Phillips.  From 11 Sep 2006.

Orlan R. Phillips Sr.
Orlan Richard “Poncho” Phillips Sr., 73, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Saturday morning, April 8, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.
He was born Saturday, Dec. 31, 1932, at Porterwood, a son of the late George H. Phillips and Gladys Peg Bright Phillips.
On Dec. 23, 1955, at Baltimore, Md., he was married to the former Roberta Mae Vance, who survives. They had celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Also surviving are five sons, ORichard “Goose” Phillips of Parsons, Phillip Anthony Phillips and wife, Loretta, of Davis, Johnathan Jeffery “Beak” Phillips and wife, Patricia, of Parsons, William Joseph “Batson” Phillips of Hambleton and Thomas Jerry “Klinger” Phillips and wife, Valerie, of North Carolina; two daughters, Mary Helen Triplett of Parsons and Gladys Marie “Peggy” Garcia-Montalvan and husband, Antonio, of South Carolina; four brothers, Denver “Bud” Phillips and wife, Pauline, of Holly Meadows, Dale “Buckskin” Phillips of Montrose, Bobby Phillips and wife, Anita, of Blackman Heights and Harold Phillips and wife, Judy, of Holly Meadows; two sisters, Virginia Yokum of Morgantown and Irene Knotts of Blackman Heights; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents are one brother, Arnold Roy “Sockum” Phillips Sr.; two sisters, Mary Ann Phillips and Doris Jean Phillips; and one great-granddaughter, Brook Jennings.
He attended the schools of Tucker County. He was a truck driver for Harry Summerfield and had worked for the Dryer Box Factory and Bethlehem Steel of Baltimore.
He worked for the former Nelson Tree Service of Tucker County and the former Parsons Tannery. He was a construction worker for Local 984 of Clarksburg. He worked for the city of Thomas and worked security for Blackwater State Park, from which he retired. He was well known as an antique trader and collector. He was a member of the Mountain Top Hunting Club. He was an avid outdoorsman.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Wednesday, April 12, at 1 p.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Orlan Richard “Poncho” Phillips Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Apr 2006.

Orlan R. Phillips Sr.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Wednesday, April 12, at 1 p.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Orlan Richard “Poncho” Phillips Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Apr 2006.

Robert R. Phillips
Robert Roscoe Phillips, 64, a resident of French Creek, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
He was born Dec. 13, 1941, in Upshur County, the son of the late Robert C. Phillips and Betty Hacker Phillips, who survives at French Creek.
Also surviving are his wife, Nancy Guthrie Phillips of French Creek; two sons, Robert Roscoe Phillips Jr. of Martinsburg and Phillip Lee Phillips of French Creek; and granddaughters, Kailey Phillips of French Creek and Heather, Rachel and Nancy Phillips of Martinsburg.
He was a mechanic and coal miner and was a Christian by faith.
Friends were received Sunday, Oct. 1, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 2 Oct 2006.

Tacie I. Phillips
Tacie I. Phillips, 102, a patient of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away early Monday morning, Oct. 9, 2006, in the center.
She was born Oct. 3, 1904, at Hemlock, a daughter of the late Hiram G. Currence and Alcina Carpenter Currence.
She was married to Charles Ray Phillips, who preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1971.
Surviving are one son, Clifford “Cliff” Phillips and wife, Ann, of Chenoweth Creek Road; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and and three great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were two daughters, Kathleen Farley and Thelma Trotter; two brothers and six sisters.
Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker.
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, Oct. 11, from the funeral home chapel with Evangelist Gary L. Kendall Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Tacie I. Phillips. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com  From 10 Oct 2006. 

Wavie M. Phillips
Wavie Martha Mick Phillips, 86, of Parsons, and more recently a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home of Thomas, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2006, at the nursing home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Wavie Martha Mick Phillips. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrandbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Sep 2006.

Wavie M. Phillips
Wavie Martha Mick Phillips, 86, a resident of Parsons, and more recently a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home of Thomas, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2006, in the nursing home.
She was born Thursday, Feb. 19, 1920, at Elk, Dryfork, a daughter of the late Joseph Martin Mick and Alice Christina VanMeter Mick.
On March 11, 1943, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Luther Phillips, who preceded her in death April 24, 1993.
Surviving are one son, Charles Kenneth “Kenny” Phillips and wife, Eva, of Parsons; five daughters, Alice Juanita Phillips of Belpre, Ohio, June Ann Phillips of Elkins, Linda Kittle and husband, Richard, of Belington, Shirley Tyson and husband, Baker, of Stevenson, Va., and Carolyn Sue Roy and husband, Michael, of Auburn, Ind.; 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by three sons, Allen Jack Phillips, Luther Lee Phillips and Michael Ray Phillips; one brother, Charles Gabriel Mick; and one sister, Mary Jane Phillips.
She attended the Dryfork Mill Run two-room school. She was a former employee of Parsons Nursery, the former White Gables and Kingsford Charcoal Co. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was a member of the Parsons Church of God.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. The Rev. 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 Wavie Martha Mick Phillips. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Sep 2006.

Roy D. Pingley
Mr. Roy D. Pingley, 82, a resident of Acworth, Ga., passed away Saturday, June 3, 2006, in Georgia.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Mr. Roy D. Pingley. Condolences may be expressed to the family at ww.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Jun 2006. 

Roy D. Pingley Sr.
Roy Denver Pingley Sr., 82, a resident of Acworth, Ga., passed away Saturday, June 3, 2006, in Kennestone Hospital at Marietta, Ga.
He was born March 29, 1924, at Beverly, a son of the late Jared Sebert and Mary Etta Stalnaker Pingley.
On Feb. 15, 1954, at Youngstown, Ohio, he was married to the former Frances Louise Nelan, who preceded him in death Dec. 6, 2005.
Surviving are two sons, Roy Denver Pingley Jr. and wife, Judy, of Acworth, Ga., and Don E. Pingley and wife, Betty, of Piqua, Ohio; one daughter, Mary Adams and husband, Stacey, of Gatlinburg, Tenn; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Garry Pingley; five brothers, Wilber Edgar Pingley, Herbert Foster Pingley, Woodrow Wilson Pingley, Glen Harper Pingley and Veryl Tunney Pingley; and three sisters Beulah Bell Pingley, Ruby Mae Pingley and Velma Pingley.
Mr. Pingley was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army and was employed by General Tire Co. in Akron, Ohio, until his retirement in 1979. The Pingleys then moved to Beverly in 1982 and to Georgia in 2002.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until noon Thursday, June 8, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at noon Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leon Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery near Beverly where full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Roy Denver Pingley Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Jun 2006.

Twila R. Plauger
Twila Rebecca (Sites) Plauger, 78, of Petersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at her home.
She was born Nov, 29, 1927, in Pendleton County, the daughter of the late Noah W. Sites and Myrtle (Kessel) Sites.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Frye and Leta Nelson; and one brother, Leon Sites.
Mrs. Plauger retired from Petersburg Elementary School where she had been a cook for several years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Petersburg.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, George V. Plauger Sr.; three sons, George V. Plauger Jr. of Beverly, Royce E. Plauger of Dorcas and Noah G. Plauger of Glen Burnie, Md.; one daughter, Rebecca Johnson of Silver Springs, Md.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline Mongold of Maysville, Janet Crites of Petersburg and Betty Borrell of Clinton, Md.; and three brothers, Donald Sites of Harrisonburg, Va., Rudy Sites of Keyser and Noah W. Sites Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.
Family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry M. Cantu officiating. Interment will be in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens at Petersburg. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 385, Petersburg, W.Va. 26847 or Grant Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 1019, Petersburg, W.Va. 26847. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.   From 23 Oct 2006.

Mildred L. Pleasant
Mildred “Betty” Lucille Swisher Pleasant, 91, of Oak Hill, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, in Hidden Valley Healthcare Center at Oak Hill.
Born Nov. 25, 1914, at Jenningston, Tucker County, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Flossie Kate Lantz Swisher.
Mrs. Pleasant was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church, the Ladies Bible Class and was a homemaker.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Daniel Doyle and the staff at Hidden Valley for their kindness and care.
Her husband, Robert Allen Pleasant, and a son, William Francis Pleasant, preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughters, Faith Allen and husband, Paul, of Oak Hill, Barbara King of Salisbury, N.C., and Ann Mitchell and husband, Bob, of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Boyd Swisher of Harrisonburg, Va.; one sister, Kathryn Koerner of Middletown, Va.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with a brief memorial service at 8 p.m. Graveside rites and committal services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Parsons Cemetery in Parsons with the Rev. David Sneed officiating and interment will follow. Online condolences may be sent to www.tyreefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Tyree Funeral Home, 999 Jones Ave., Oak Hill, W.Va. 25901.  From 17 Mar 2006.

Mabel L. Plum
Mrs. Mabel L. Bolyard Plum, 88, a resident of Route 1, the Audra Road, near Belington, departed this life at 10:17 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at her home. She had been in declining health for the past five months.
She was born Aug. 11, 1917, in Taylor County, a daughter of the late Clarence and Florence Choff Bolyard.
On April 14, 1935, she was united in marriage to Samuel H. Plum, who preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1983.
Surviving are one son, Lawrence Lee Plum and wife, Rosa Lee, of Belington; two daughters, Linda England and husband, Bud, of Belington and Mildred Haddix and husband, Fred, of Hinkley, Ohio; four grandchildren, which Mrs. Plum and her husband reared, Ricky Plum, Donald Plum, Diane Workman and Teresa Kyle. An additional 16 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sons, Jackie Plum, Jimmie Plum and Howard Plum; three grandchildren, three sisters and three brothers. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Plum attended the schools of Taylor County, was a homemaker and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she attended faithfully. She was also a member of Tygart Valley Rebekah Lodge 181 of Belington.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m Friday, March 3, with the Tygart Valley Rebekah Lodge 181 conducting ritualistic services from the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, at which time final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. F.L. “Wink” McQuain and the Rev. Robert Baer Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery at Belington. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Plum’s name to Mountain Hospice, Crim Avenue, Belington, W.Va. 26250. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Mabel L. Bolyard Plum.  From 2 Mar 2006.

Estes W. Poling
Estes Wilbert “Dan” Poling, 89, of Teter Lake community, Route 1, Montrose, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital following a fall at his home on Wednesday.
He was born March 28, 1917, at Rock Ford, near Philippi, a son of the late William Monterville and Laura (Skidmore) Poling
On June 21, 1940, he married the former Clara Elizabeth Moore, who preceded him in death on March 8, 1989.
Surviving are one son, Estes W. “Buck” Poling Jr. of Montrose; two daughters, Willia Harris and husband, Billy J. Sr. and Mary Bailey and husband, Elbert, all of Montrose; a daughter-in-law, Velma Poling of Montrose; one brother, Willie E. “Bill” Poling of Norton; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, James R. Poling Sr.; by three sisters, Valley Poling, Mildred Poling and Lillian Stemple; by five brothers, Elbert Poling, Delbert Poling, Everett Poling, Lambert Poling and Leslie Poling; and by 10 half brothers and half sisters.
Mr. Poling was a former coal miner and logger and was a lifelong farmer. He had also worked for a time in the Koppers Co.’s crosstie yard at Belington. Mr. Poling was an avid hunter and fisherman and a former “coon” hunter. He was a Methodist by faith.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, from the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave., Belington. The Rev. Larry Poling will officiate and interment will follow in Central Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 31 Oct 2006. 

Jane L. Poling
Jane Louise Umstead Poling went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006.
She was born June 27, 1959, at Petersburg, to Mary Louise Gillespie Umstead of Mathias and the late David M. Umstead.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Tim Poling, of Millstone; a daughter, Sheila, and grandson, Zack, both of Glenville; two sisters, Judith Fuller and husband, David, and sons, Ben, Adam and Lucas, all of Durbin, and Jennifer White and husband, Gerald, and daughters, Holly and Amy, all of Mathias.
Graveside services were conducted Friday, Jan. 6, at the Poling/Marks Cemetery at Millstone by David Fuller. Stump Funeral Home of Grantsville was in charge of the arrangements.  From 11 Jan 2006.

Jean P. Poling
Mrs. Jean Pryor Poling, 76, a resident of the Stringtown Road in Belington, departed this life Saturday morning, Dec. 23, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 28, 1930, at Salisbury, Md., the daughter of Geoffrey L. and Elva Marie Pryor.
On April 26, 1952, she was united in marriage to Robert P. “Bob” Poling, who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2003.
Mrs. Poling is survived by one daughter, Lynn Hert and husband, Michael, of Newburgh, Ind.; one brother, Richard L. Pryor of Tyaskin, Md.; two grandsons, Christopher and Benjamin Hert; four sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one, brother Donald Pryor.
Mrs. Poling was a graduate of the Wicomicoe High School in Salisbury, Md., was a homemaker and was currently employed as a sales clerk at Rite-Aid Pharmacy in Philippi. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Belington.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Arden Beck and the Rev. Robert Baer Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Central Chapel Cemetery at Belington. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Mountain Hospice, Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Jean Pryor Poling.  From 26 Dec 2006.

Kermit E. Poling
Kermit E. Poling, 73, a resident of Parma, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Parma, Ohio.
He was the son of the late Nelson and Prentice Poling.
Surviving are his wife, Rita Mullinger Poling of Parma, Ohio; two sons, Kermit Blair Poling and wife, Susan, of Louisiana, and Keith Allen Poling, at home; one grandchild, Meaghan Poling of Louisiana; three sisters, Mildred Lee Butcher of Rockville, Md., Elnora Jean Tomblyn of Buckhannon and Twyla June Bowen of Brunswich, Ohio; and two brothers, Casper Poling of Cleveland, Ohio, and Donald Poling of Herefund, Ariz.
He was retired from Marsh McLennan Co. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of American Legion Post 627 and the Ancient Mariners and Average Adjusters of America.
A mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Nov. 6, at St. Bridget Church in Ohio with burial following in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. This obituary is a courtesy of Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel.  From 8 Nov 2006.

Okey R. Poling
Okey Ray Poling, 76, a resident of the Blackman Flats community, Hambleton, departed this life Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Okey Ray Poling. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Apr 2006.

Okey R. Poling
Okey Ray Poling, 75, a resident of the Blackman Flats community, Parsons, departed this life Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in declining health.
He was born Wednesday, May 21, 1930, at Bull Run, St. George, a son of the late Stingley E. Poling and Tacy Wilt Poling.
On March 2, 1957, at Red House, Md., he was married to the former Ruth Irene Lambert, who survives. They have celebrated 49 years of marriage.
Also surviving are three sons, Gary Ray Poling and Ricky Lynn Poling, both of Parsons and Donald Allen Poling and wife, Amanda, of Augusta; two daughters, Pamela Ann Johnson and husband, Robert, of Charleston and Wilma Lee Poling of Parsons; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Ruth Phillips; two brothers, Kenneth and James Poling; and four sisters, Lena Wiens, Evelyn Shahan, Virginia Denney and Edna Williams.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1947. He was a disabled veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the U.S. Army. He worked for the former Dorman Mills of Parsons, the late Willard Stevens Construction and he helped build the stacks at Stony River. He was a Nazarene minister, having served the Nazarene Church at Weaver, the Church of the Holy Light of Parsons and various churches of the area. He also was the former operator of the Fisherman’s Store on Main Street of Parsons for 11 years.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy and Pastor Brent Reed will officiate and interment will follow at Parsons City Cemetery, where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign War will conduct full military rites. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Okey Ray Poling. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Apr 2006.

Rosaliea Poling
Mary “Rosaliea” Poling, 87, of Route 1, Montrose, Kalamazoo community, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Mansfield Place in Philippi following an extended illness.
She was born, Dec. 6, 1918, at Belington, a daughter of the late Amon and Ethel (Weigle) Findley.
On Aug. 27, 1948, she was married to Elwood Dewight Poling, who survives at Route 1, Montrose.
Also surviving are two daughters, Deborah Heaton and husband, Joseph, of Sargent, Texas and (twin) Diane McDonald and husband, Kevin, of Vincent, Ohio; one son, (twin) Michael Poling and wife, Mary Jane, of Bernardsville, N.J.; two sisters, Marie Lantz of Belington and June Jones of Shadyside, Ohio; one brother, Robert Findley of Kirtland, Ohio; five grandchildren, Erron and Jonathon McDonald, Michael, Matthew and Colleen Poling; and by two sisters-in-law.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Nelson Findley, Amon “Bill” Findley and Bryan W. Findley; and one sister, Ruth Findley.
Mrs. Poling held a bachelor of arts degree in education. She attended Fairmont State College and Alderson-Broaddus College and did post-graduate work at West Virginia University. She taught in the public schools of Barbour County for 37 years, retiring from Philippi Elementary School. During her career, Mrs. Poling was active in Delta Kappa Gamma, the Barbour County Education Association, the West Virginia Education Association and the National Education Association.
Mrs. Poling’s family expressed their appreciation to the loving and caring staff at Mansfield Place and Mountain Hospice. The family suggests memorials in the form of contributions to the Rosaliea Poling Memorial Fund to benefit education in Barbour County in care of BC Bank, P.O. Box 370, Philippi, W.Va. 26416-9987.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, from the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St., Philippi. Pastor Bryan Headley will officiate and interment will follow in the Central Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 5 Jan 2006. 

LeAnn M. Ponikvar
LeAnn Moore Ponikvar, 27, of Shenandoah Junction, died Monday, April 17, 2006, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home in Ranson. Brother David Davis and Pastor David Palmer will officiate and interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery at Charles Town.  From 20 Apr 2006.

Helen R. Post
Helen Ruth Post, 79, of the Hackers Creek Community, Buckhannon, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, in Talbotts Personal Care Home at Belington under the care of Hospice Care of Tucker/Barbour counties.
She was born April 3, 1927, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late John Excel Marple and Merle Virginia Tinder Marple.
On Jan. 19, 1945, she married Merlin Dale “Shorty” Post, who preceded her in death March 10, 1986.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Jo Harvey and husband, Marvin, of Buckhannon; one grandson, Brad N. Harvey and wife, Jennifer, of Buckhannon; two granddaughters, Lynn Tenney and husband, Chad, and Amanda Ketterman and husband, Jay, all of Buckhannon; two great-grandsons, Garrett Tenney and Bryer Ketterman, both of Buckhannon; three great-granddaughters, Madison Tenney, Graci Ketterman and Maggi Ketterman, all of Buckhannon; one sister, Evelyn Miles of West Virginia; and one sister-in-law, Izola Marple of Buckhannon.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles “Red” Marple; and four sisters, Genevieve Clark, Gwendolyn Lucia, Imogene Sloboda and Eumatella Marple.
She was a homemaker and attended Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church of Buckhannon. She was a member of Pringle Tree Extension Homemakers Club and a volunteer at Upshur Parish House. She loved to quilt.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 .m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park at Buckhannon. Condolences may be sent o the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 18 Dec 2006.

Macie M. Post
Macie Maurine Post, 87, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 2:11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, in Compassionate Care Home at Buckhannon under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice of Buckhannon.
She was born Jan. 14, 1919, at Heavner Grove, a daughter of the late Lyda Maxson and Ella Napier Maxson.
In November of 1935, she was married to Everett B. Post, who preceded her in death April 19, 1981.
Surviving are one daughter, Betty Post Yeager of Buckhannon; two sons, Everett Post and wife, Wilma, of Buckhannon and Steve Post and wife, Rena, of Inwood; one sister, Marjorie Boyce of Clarksburg; three granddaughters, Carmela Miller and husband, Mike, of Buckhannon, Sharon Clevenger and husband, Sid, of Corry, Pa., and Amey Watts and husband, Kevin, of Gadsen, Ala.; two grandsons, John Post and wife, Rebecca, of Clarksburg and P.J. Wright and wife, Pam, of Peeltree; five great-grandsons, K.P. Robinson and wife, Jade, of Iowa, Cameron Miller of Buckhannon, Tanner Miller of Buckhannon, Dustin Post of Clarksburg and Stephen Wright of Fairmont; three great-granddaughters, Isabel Maurine Watts of Gadsen, Ala., Elizabeth Post of Inwood and Breanna Wright of Peeltree; one great-great-grandson, K.P. Robinson III of Iowa; special friends, Frank, Rena and Sue White of Buckhannon; and special friend, Mae-Ellen Bailey of Buckhannon, for her loving care.
Also preceding her in death were one brother, Harold Maxson; two sisters, Virginia Asukings and Melva Wood; one granddaughter, Kimberly Lou Post; one grandson, Steven “Chip” Post; and one son-in-law, Joe Yeager.
She was a retired note teller for American Security and Trust and attended Way of Holiness. She was a member of Teter Community Education Outreach Society and was president for many years. She was also a member of Buckhannon Daughters of the American Revolution and Chapter 18 Order of the Eastern Star.
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, Oct. 17, at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating. Interment will be in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Condolences may be made to www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 16 Oct 2006.

Ruby V. Potts
Ruby V. Reed Potts, 84, a native of Elkins, and a resident of Leavittsburg, Ohio, departed this life Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Saint Joseph Health Center.
She was born Saturday, Oct. 8, 1921, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Denzil Z. Reed and Grace Lea Hess Reed.
On July 27, 1947, she was married to Odbert R. Potts, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Harlan Jones of Niles, Ohio; two daughters, Jerry Hutchinson and husband, Gerald, of Warren, Ohio, and Ella Sue Price and husband, Chuck, of Fort Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents are one brother, Lawrence Denzil Reed; and one sister, Mary P. Richards.
Ruby was a homemaker and a member of the Leavittsburg Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and worked in the church nursery.
The family will receive friends at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio, Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Monday, April 17, the family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., at which time, Mrs. Potts will be moved to Talbott Cemetery at the Talbott community near Belington, where graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Interment will follow. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ruby V. Reed Potts. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Apr 2006.

Ruby V. Potts
The family will receive friends at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio, today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Monday, April 17, the family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., at which time, Mrs. Potts will be moved to Talbott Cemetery at the Talbott Community near Belington, where graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Interment will follow. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ruby V. Reed Potts. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 15 Apr 2006. 

Ruby A. Powell
Ruby Anne Powell, 75, a resident of Mansfield Place and former resident of Baltimore, Md., and Baughman Towers, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, in Mansfield Place.
She was born June 20, 1931, at War, a daughter of the late Robert Dunford and Mary (Rose) Dunford Davis.
She was married to John Powell. She was preceded in death by her companion, John Swann.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda and husband, Gary Price, of Philippi and Bonita Swann of South Carolina; six sisters, Betty Myscelli of Peterstown, Norma Jean Fuller of Peterstown, Billie Blevins of South Carolina, Marie Shaban of Premier, Hazel Pollard of Peterstown and June Biggs of Virginia; three brothers, Harold Dunford, Pete Dunford and Kenneth Davis, all of Peterstown; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Ms. Powell was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Myers; one son, Michael Swann; and two grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and Pentecostal by faith.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the service hour with the Rev. Dean Davidson officiating. Ms. Powell’s request for cremation will be honored. Interment will follow at the convenience of the family at a later date at Mr. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 16 Sep 2006.

Benton G. Powers
Benton Glenn Powers, 84, of Volga, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, in United Hospital Center.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the directions of Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.  From 22 May 2006.

Benton G. Powers
Benton Glenn Powers, 84, of HC 31, Box 325, Volga, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 21, 2006, at 8:55 a.m., while a patient at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
He was born March 25, 1922, at Kerens, the son of the late Thomas Benton Powers and Martha Jane Prevette Powers.
Mr. Powers is survived by his wife, Oneita Karickhoff Powers, whom he married Jan. 26, 1952. Together they were blessed with 54 years of marriage and a close-knit, loving family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his six children, Gloria Jean Powers Husk and husband, Danny Husk, of Carabelle, Fla., Pam Powers Moore and husband, Mike Moore, of Buckhannon, Debra Powers Quick and husband, Charlie Quick, of Buckhannon, Tom Powers and wife, Datha Powers, of Buckhannon and Connie Powers Nelson and husband, Mike Nelson, of Hurricane. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Katina and Ron Carpenter of Buckhannon, Jaime and Harley Layman of Smock, Pa., Kelly Coberly of Sevierville, Tenn., Amy and Robbie Messenger of Buckhannon, Charla Hedgecoth of Buckhannon, Candice Powers of Belington, Danielle and Steven Powers of Buckhannon and Cody and Michaela Nelson of Hurricane; and 10 great-grandchildren, Evan Carpenter of Buckhannon, Alex and Abigail Layman of Smock, Pa., Tyler and Cory Coberly of Buckhannon, Brandon and Brian Messenger of Buckhannon, Savannah Quick, Zachary Hedgecoth and Hunter Ware, all of Buckhannon. He is also survived by one sister, Verna Powers Karickhoff and husband, Earl Karickhoff, of Volga; and one brother, Virgil Powers and wife, Eula Powers, of Flemington. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and numerous friends and acquaintances.
Mr. Powers was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers, Thelma Powers Kisner, Ava Powers Tolbert, Jack Powers, George Powers and Thomas Powers.
Mr. Powers was honorably discharged from the Seabees, a former branch of the U.S. Navy in 1946. He was a retired miner and dozer/highlift operator, having worked for King Knob Coal and Grafton Coal for more than 40 years. He was a “jack of all trades” and a master of many. He was a member of the United Mine Worker’s Association. In addition to being a loving husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Powers was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener and musician.
He was a strong, giving man with a heart of gold, who went the extra mile to help anyone in need. Although self-educated, he was one of the smartest, most compassionate men who ever lived. He was a man of “Steel and Velvet,” a true friend to all and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Mr. Powers left a legacy of love and a lifetime of memories. He was a Christian by faith.
Accordingly, a celebration of his life will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at the funeral home the the Rev. Wease L. Day officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery in Quiet Dell. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 24 May 2006.

Benton G. Powers
Benton Glenn Powers, 84, of HC 31, Box 325, Volga, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 21, 2006, at 8:55 a.m., while a patient at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
He was born March 25, 1922, at Kerens, the son of the late Thomas Benton Powers and Martha Jane Prevette Powers.
Mr. Powers is survived by his wife, Oneita Karickhoff Powers, whom he married Jan. 26, 1952. Together they were blessed with 54 years of marriage and a close-knit, loving family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his six children, Gloria Jean Powers Husk and husband, Danny, of Carabelle, Fla., Pam Powers Moore and husband, Mike, of Buckhannon, Debra Powers Quick and husband, Charlie, of Buckhannon, Benton Glenn Powers Jr. and wife, Joyce, of Buckhannon, Tom Powers and wife, Datha, of Buckhannon and Connie Powers Nelson and husband, Mike, of Hurricane. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Katina and Ron Carpenter of Buckhannon, Jaime and Harley Layman of Smock, Pa., Kelly Coberly of Sevierville, Tenn., Amy and Robbie Messenger of Buckhannon, Charla Hedgecoth of Buckhannon, Candice Powers of Belington, Danielle and Steven Powers of Buckhannon and Cody and Michaela Nelson of Hurricane; and 10 great-grandchildren, Evan Carpenter of Buckhannon, Alex and Abigail Layman of Smock, Pa., Tyler and Cory Coberly of Buckhannon, Brandon and Brian Messenger of Buckhannon, Savannah Quick, Zachary Hedgecoth and Hunter Ware, all of Buckhannon. He is also survived by one sister, Verna Powers Karickhoff and her husband, Earl Karickhoff, of Volga; and one brother, Virgil Powers and wife, Eula Powers, of Flemington. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends and acquaintances.
Mr. Powers was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers, Thelma Powers Kisner, Ava Powers Tolbert, Jack Powers, George Powers and Thomas Powers.
Mr. Powers was honorably discharged from the Seabees, a former branch of the U.S. Navy, in 1946. He was a retired miner and dozer/highlift operator, having worked for King Knob Coal and Grafton Coal for more than 40 years. He was a “jack of all trades” and a master of many. He was a member of the United Mine Worker’s Association. In addition to being a loving husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Powers was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener and musician. He was a strong, giving man with a heart of gold, who went the extra mile to help anyone in need. Although self-educated, he was one of the smartest, most compassionate men who ever lived. He was a man of “Steel and Velvet,” a true friend to all and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Mr. Powers left a legacy of love and a lifetime of memories. He was a Christian by faith.
Accordingly, a celebration of his life was conducted May 24, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral was at 10 a.m. May 25, at the funeral home the the Rev. Wease L. Day officiating. Burial followed in Floral Hills Cemetery at Quiet Dell. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 May 2006.

Gladys O. Powers
Gladys Olive Workman Powers, 80, of Elkins, passed away Aug, 21, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for sometime.
She was born Feb. 27,1926, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Lee and Pearlie Workman of Elkins.
She was the wife of the late Lawrence D. Powers of Dailey, whom she married on March 6,1948.
She is survived by three sons, Glenn Edward Hollins of Elkins, Thomas B. Powers of Littlestown, Pa., and Larry D. Powers of Orange, Va. She is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Calvin (Donna) Isner of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Powers has donated her body to the West Virginia University School of Medical Sciences in Morgantown as her husband did in 1996.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Elkins Church of the Nazarene.  From 22 Aug 2006.

Harry M. Powlus
Harry Martin Powlus, 80, of Alexandria, Va., passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006, in Greenville Memorial Hospital at Greenville, S.C.
He was born Dec. 19, 1925, at Nescopeck, Pa., a son of the late Thomas William and Ethel Dawson Powlus.
His wife, Coleen Mosser Powlus, preceded him in death
He is survived by four daughters, Cindy Blake of Alexandria, Va., Louann and Mick Slaubaugh of Horse Show Run, Bridget and Marvin Nix of Pickens, S.C., and Julie and Hank Ryker of Pickens, S.C.; two brothers, Tom and Richard Powlus, both of Nescopeck, Pa.; four sisters, Nancy Lupishunski of Berwick, Pa., Jolene Lupishunski of Nescopeck, Pa., Carolyn DeMarco of Berwick, Pa., and Joan Baer of Nescopeck, Pa.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and one great-grandson.
Mr. Powlus was a Navy veteran of World War II. He retired as the deputy director of Naval Records. He was an avid fisherman and Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, at the funeral home with the Rev. J.J. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Texas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 3711 Morgantown Industrial Park, Morgantown, W.Va. 26501. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 25 Apr 2006.

Calvin Price
Calvin Price, 82, beloved husband, father and grandfather, of Route 1, Moatsville, died early Thursday, May 18, 2006, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born at Moatsville Aug. 25, 1923, one of 11 children of the late Clarence G. “Shorty” Price and the late Della L. (Cline) Price.
He worked as a carpenter and retired in 1988 from Hathaway Construction Co. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps after attending high school. He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II and was honorably discharged as a sergeant serving as Ttank commander in Company A, 18th Tank Battalion, 8th Armored Division. His decorations and citations included the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Ribbon.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Eva Marie Boner; eight sons, Gregory L. Price and wife, Jane, Calvin Bruce Price and Matthew Wayne Price and wife, Donna, all of Moatsville, George Randall Price and wife, Diane, of Stanley, N.C., Timothy R. Price and wife, Linda, of Morton Grove, Ill., Kevin James Price and wife, Joyce, of Belington, Todd Keith Price and wife, Beverly, of Elkins, Tony LaBonte and wife, Terri, of Frederick, Md.; two daughters, Kathie M. and husband, the Rev. James Johnson, of Grafton, and Karen J. and husband, Gary Frayer, of Moatsville; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, William “Bill” Price of Philippi and John Price of Baltimore, Md.; and one sister, Shirley Laulis, Philippi.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Arnold Price, Robert Price, Burl Price and Herbert Price; and by three sisters, Margaret Price, Ina Grace Freeman and Dorothy Godwin.
Mr. Price was a trustee of the Free Gospel Church of Moatsville. He was a charter member of the Barbour County Bee Keepers Association and was a member of Barbour Post 44 American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, from the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home at 385 S. Main St. in Philippi. The Rev. James Johnson will officiate and interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by Barbour Post 44 American Legion. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 19 May 2006.

Margaret Price
Margaret Price, 70, of Belington, died Friday morning, Feb. 10, 2006, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 1, 1936, at Belington, a daughter of the late Edward Dice and Maggie Geneva (Vest) Phillips.
On July 5, 1953, she was married to Nelson Keith Price, who preceded her in death April 10, 1990.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Ann Thompson and husband, Jim, of Junior and Elizabeth Joan Allen and special friend, Robert Carpenter, of Belington; two sons, George Edward Price and wife, Linda, of Junior and John Paul Carr and wife, Carmella, of Elkins; four sisters, Betty Lou Phillips of Buckhannon, Carolyn Sue Bennett of Belington, Virginia Catherine Price Taylor in Ohio and Laura Marie Casto of Belington; four brothers, Gerald Ronald Phillips of Volga, James Lee “Jim” Phillips in Arkansas, Alan Dale Phillips of Belington and Charles Lee Phillips of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, 17 stepgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Richards and an infant, Dorothy Glen Phillips; and by three brothers, Junior Lee “Toad” Phillips, Dice Edward Phillips and an infant, John Perry Phillips.
Mrs. Price was a homemaker and was formerly the custodial matron for the Belington Bank in Belington. She enjoyed fishing, reading and watching television.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, from the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave. in Belington. Pastor James Curtis will officiate and interment will follow in the Knights of Pythias Mountain View Cemetery at Junior. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday. Schoonover - Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 13 Feb 2006.

Robert C Price
Robert C Price, a longtime resident of Elkins, passed away in his Sanford, Fla., home on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at the age of 78.
He was the son of Edgar and Mabel Price of Elkins.
He is survived by his two sons, Paul and Blake Price.
Bob was president of Prico Associates, an insurance agency in the southeast.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday, June 17, at the Cary Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home in Winter Park, Fla. Mr. Price will be interred at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.  From 27 Jun 2006.

Patricia P. Pritt
Patricia Pearl Pritt, 72, a resident of 30 Pinewood Drive, Elkins, passed away Tuesday evening, April 18, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born June 7, 1933, at Phillipsburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert Alexander Dahlin and the late Pearl Resides Dahlin.
She was formerly married to Dr. Donald S. Pritt of Fayetteville, N.C.
Surviving is a son, Thomas Spangler Pritt of Vienna; a brother, Robert A. Dahlin II of Kingsport, Tenn.; and two sisters, Janet Lafollete of Shinnston and Ruth Ann Morganroth of East Strassburg, Pa.
Patricia was a graduate of Tygart Valley High School with the class of 1950 and attended Davis & Elkins College. She was employed by Aegis in Elkins.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Patricia Pearl Pritt. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Apr 2006.

Patricia P. Pritt
Patricia Pearl Pritt, 72, a resident of 30 Pinewood Drive, Elkins, passed away Tuesday evening, April 18, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.
She was born June 7, 1933, at Phillipsburg, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert Alexander Dahlin and the late Pearl Resides Dahlin.
She was formerly married to Dr. Donald S. Pritt of Fayetteville, N.C.
Surviving are a son, Thomas Spangler Pritt of Vienna; a brother, Robert A. Dahlin II of Kingsport, Tenn.; and two sisters, Janet Lafollete of Shinnston and Ruth Ann Morganroth of East Strassburg, Pa.
Patricia was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School with the class of 1950 and attended Davis & Elkins College. She was employed by Aegis in Elkins.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 23, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Sullivan officiating. Entombment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery Mausoleum. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Patricia Pearl Pritt. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Apr 2006.

Patricia P. Pritt
Patricia Pearl Pritt, 72, a resident of 30 Pinewood Drive, Elkins, passed away Tuesday evening, April 18, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 23, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Sullivan officiating. Entombment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery Mausoleum. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Patricia Pearl Pritt. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Apr 2006.

Richard L. Pritt
Richard Lee Pritt died March 1, 2006, at Farmington Hills, Mich.
He was born July 19, 1930, at Elkins, the first son of Alton and Audrey Baldwin Pritt.
He graduated from Elkins High School in 1948 and graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor of science degree in 1952. He was a member of the Air Force ROTC at WVU and received his lieutenant’s commission at graduation. While on active duty, he was sent to the University of New Mexico for a degree in meteorology and subsequently was assigned as a meteorologist at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, for the remainder of his tour of duty. He then returned to WVU and received a master of business administration in 1957. He then joined the Ford Motor Co. as an accountant in the cost accounting division in Livonia, Mich. He remained with the Ford Co. until his retirement in 1990.
He was the father of three children, Katie (Bill) Carpenter, Tom (Marnie) Pritt and Cynthia (Mark) Stoll, all living in Michigan. There are also six much loved grandchildren, Rachel, Allison and Caleb Carpenter, Nicholas and Abigail Stull and Joel Pritt.
He also is survived by a brother, Fred Pritt of Ithaca, N.Y.; two sisters, Nancy (Stephen) Atkinson of Bridgeport and Linda (William) Smith of Fredericksburg, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.
He and his family were members of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. He was a devoted father, and his commitment and dedication to his family was singular. He remained interested in events in Elkins and in knowing how his classmates were doing. He attended a number of high school reunions to keep in touch with his friends. He had a strong interest in the lives of his brother and sisters and their families and celebrated their accomplishments.
Funeral services were held at an early date.  From 24 Jun 2006.

Kathleen V. Propst
Mrs. Kathleen V. Propst, 91, of Franklin, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin where she had resided since October.
Friends may call at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Franklin with Pastors Craig and Wendy Richter officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery at Franklin. Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 624, Franklin, W.Va. 26807 or the Pendleton Nursing Home, P.O. Box 700, Franklin, W.Va. 26807. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home.  From 14 Jan 2006.  

Kenneth B. Propst
Kenneth B. Propst, 81, of Franklin, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, in Pendleton Nursing Home at Franklin, after a lengthy illness.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Kimble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Faith Lutheran Church at Franklin with Pastors Craig and Wendy Richter officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Kimble Funeral Home services.  From 25 May 2006.

Stanley R. Propst
Stanley Reid Propst, 85, of Brandywine, died Thursday morning, Nov. 30, 2006, in Pendleton Nursing Home at Franklin.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Propst Family Cemetery on the family farm at Brandywine, with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Friends may call anytime at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of the arrangements.  From 1 Dec 2006.

Charles H. Proudfoot
Mr. Charles H. Proudfoot passed away Nov. 29, 2005, at Portland, Ore. He suffered a severe heart attack and death was immediate.
A memorial service for family and friends was held at the home of his sister-in-law, Joyce J. Proudfoot.
He was born Feb. 2, 1941, the youngest son of William R. and Sada M. Proudfoot of Elkins, who predeceased Charles.
He was also predeceased by his wife, Joyce of Buckhannon; an infant sister; brother, William R. Proudfoot Jr.; and most recently by his brother, Elmer W. Proudfoot.
Charles is survived by his son, Richard E. Proudfoot of Vancouver, Wash.; brother and sister-in-law, Robert L. Proudfoot and Alice; sisters, Helen P. Jones of DeLand, Fla., Dorothy V. Shepherd of Hapeville, Ga., and Alma L. Ward of Vancouver, Wash.; sister-in-law, Joyce F. Proudfoot; eight nephews and seven nieces.
Charles was a welder by trade. He received his education in the Elkins public schools and Hoke Smith Technical College in Atlanta, Ga. He was also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Proudfoot’s cremains will be interred at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Talbott Community Church Cemetery near Belington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Fund or your favorite charity.  From 18 Jul 2006.

Jessie M. Proudfoot
Jessie Mae Mathis Proudfoot, 86, of Talbott Road, Route 1, Belington, died Saturday evening, Oct. 28, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 30, 1920, at Buffalo, Wilkenson County, Miss., a daughter of the late Jesse Edward and Ruby Valley (Henley) Mathis.
On May 6, 1945, she was married to Herman Joshua Proudfoot, who survives at Belington.
Also surviving are two daughters, Rose Sikora and Ruby Ware and husband, Donald, all of Belington; two sons, Herman Proudfoot Jr. and wife, Pat, and George Proudfoot and wife, Dana, all of Belington; nine grandchildren, Paula Mitchell and husband, Steve, Rochelle Watson and husband, Thomas, Gina Ware, Clifton Ware, Tori Ward and husband, Jason, Kylie Payne and husband, Chris, Lindy Proudfoot, Belinda Baker and husband, Ray, Craig Proudfoot and wife, Malinda; 16 great-grandchildren, Beth, Dakota and Grayson Mitchell, Joshua, Brooklyn and Logan Watson, Zoé and Phaedra Payne, J. T., Noah and Jorjalyn Ward, Moriah and Sarah Baker, Ashley and Samantha Proudfoot and Jeremy Kisner.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Minnie Enlow, Ruby Williams and Hazel Sturges; and three brothers, Harold, Joe and Willie Mathis.
Mrs. Proudfoot was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 4105th Army Air Force Base Unit. She served as an engine lathe operator at Brooklay Field in Mobile, Ala., and at Walker Air Force Base, Victoria, Kan. Following military service and her marriage, she worked for Reidbord Brothers Clothing Manufacturers in its Elkins and Philippi plants. She was also a homemaker and loved to work on the farm. She had a fondness for animals and a special love for horses. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend anyone could ask for. She has gone home to be with her Lord. Mrs. Proudfoot was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Belington. She was also a member of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion in Elkins and the Ladies Auxiliary of Laurel Mountain Post 410 Veterans of Foreign Wars at Belington. She had been a member of Talbott Farm Women’s Club and had been active in Barbour County 4-H.
Funeral services will be conducted from Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave., Belington, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, with the Rev. Arden Beck and the Rev. Robert Baer Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Talbott Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday. The family requests that memorials take the form of donations to Barbour County Good Samaritan Center, Asbury United Methodist Church Women or Light of Christ Chapel Fellowship. The Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 30 Oct 2006.

Charles Puffenbarger
Charles E. Puffenbarger, 90, of Green Bank, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Marlinton after a lengthy illness.
He was born in McDowell, Va., on Aug. 17, 1915, the son of the late William E. and Gertrude Lantz Puffenbarger.
He is survived by his wife, Monna Belle Judy, whom he married Feb. 12, 1994. He is also survived by two daughters, Faye Crews and Connie Coryer of Davenport, Fla.; two grandchildren, Stephanie Brading of Lake Wales, Fla., and Meleah Bagoly of Newport News, Va.; three great-grandchildren, four stepchildren and several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are one brother, Robert of Cool Ridge; one sister, Ella M. Sheets of Smoot; and several nieces and nephews.
His first wife, Onita Arbogast, resides in Davenport, Fla.
Mr. Puffenbarger served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was a heavy equipment operator and then retired from NRAO. He was a lover of music and played his harmonica and sang with several groups over the years.
He donated his body to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for research.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Pine Grove Church in Arbovale where he was a member. The service will be officiated by Julian Rittenhouse.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Care, 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241.  From 19 May 2006.

Norma R. Puffenbarger
Norma R. Puffenbarger, 64, of Brandywine, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at her home.
The family received friends Thursday at Kimble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home with Brother Charles W. Clinedinst officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Kimble Funeral Home services.  From 30 Mar 2006.

Eva G. Pugh
Eva G. Pugh, 83, a resident of 110 15th St., Elkins, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Eva G. Pugh. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Oct 2006.

Eva M. Pugh
Eva McLaughlin Pugh, 83, of Elkins, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital, after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Pugh, the daughter of the late James and Paradine McLaughlin, was born Sept. 27, 1923, at Rhodell and was raised in Mill Creek.
In 1941, she married Frantz Pugh of Green Bank, who preceded her in death.
Eva, a homemaker and longtime resident of Elkins, was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elkins. She cherished time spent with friends and her large family and enjoyed recreational bowling, beach vacations and Senior Center trips. Her appreciation for ornamental gardens provided enjoyment and relaxation.
Eva was the mother of one daughter, Rebecca Sanders of Elkins; and four sons, Randy and Brad, both of Elkins, Michael of Raleigh, N.C., and Robert of Silver Spring, Md. She was also the grandmother of 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Pugh was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Mary, Mark, Carl, Clarence, James and Lenore.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at First United Methodist Church on Kerens Avenue in Elkins. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Eva McLaughlin Pugh. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Oct 2006.

Eva M. Pugh
Eva McLaughlin Pugh, 83, of Elkins, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Pugh, the daughter of the late James and Paradine McLaughlin, was born Sept. 27, 1923, at Rhodell, and was raised in Mill Creek.
In 1941, she married Frantz Pugh of Green Bank, who preceded her in death.
Eva, a homemaker and long-time resident of Elkins, was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elkins. She cherished time spent with friends and her large family and enjoyed recreational bowling, beach vacations and Senior Center trips. Her appreciation for ornamental gardens provided enjoyment and relaxation.
Eva was the mother of one daughter, Rebecca Sanders of Elkins; and four sons, Randy and Brad both of Elkins, Michael of Raleigh, N.C., and Robert of Silver Spring, Md. She was also the grandmother of 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Pugh was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters; Mary, Mark, Carl, Clarence, James and Lenore.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at First United Methodist Church in Elkins. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mrs. Pugh. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Eva McLaughlin Pugh. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Oct 2006.

Eva M. Pugh
Eva McLaughlin Pugh, 83, of Elkins, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at First United Methodist Church in Elkins. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mrs. Pugh. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Eva McLaughlin Pugh. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Oct 2006.

Eva M. Pugh
Eva McLaughlin Pugh, 83, of Elkins, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at First United Methodist Church in Elkins. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mrs. Pugh. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Eva McLaughlin Pugh. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Oct 2006.

Lela Pugh
Lela Pugh, 67, of French Creek, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at her home.
She was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Webster County, a daughter of Nelson Ware, who survives at French Creek, and the late Lovie Barbe Ware.
She is survived by a special friend, Virgil Sutton of French Creek; three sons, Timothy Pugh, Shawn and wife, Cindy Pugh, and Scott Sutton, all of French Creek; and one daughter, Nikkie and husband, Tom Demlow, of Orrville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Rhiannan and Shirilea Demlow and Shawn Pugh II.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Delmas “Shorty” Ware.
Lela was employed by the Upshur County Senior Center.
Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor David Jessie officiating. Interment will follow in French Creek Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 8 Dec 2006.

Clara E. Putzulu
Clara Elizabeth Putzulu, 81, a resident of Hawaii, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2006, in Hawaii.
Surviving are children, Anthony J. Putzulu and wife, Kathleen, Paul D. Putzulu and wife, Laura, Salvatore L. Putzulu Jr. and wife, Christine, Mrs. Bob (Ann M.) Campbell and Mrs. Rick (Gerilynn) Waites; grandchildren, Brent Putzulu, Cynthia D. Putzulu, James Putzulu, Monica Campbell, Salvatore S. Campbell, Lindsey L. Waites, Courtney L. Waites, Matthew L. Putzulu, Joseph K. Keliikoa III, Christi A. Keliikoa, Jeremy K. Keliikoa and Rickie Lea Stewart; great-grandchildren also surviving are Braedon Putzulu, Michael Ha’aheo, S. Uyerhara-Keliikoa, Kealaula Keliikoa, Jerae K.K. Keliikoa and Christopher C. Stewart; two sisters, Agnes Paz and Geraldine Franks; two sisters-in-law, Mary Putzulu and Eulalia Putzulu.
Mrs. Putzulu was preceded in death by her husband, Salvatore Putzulu, in 1991.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 30 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Father Larry Fisher was the Presider and interment of the remains followed in the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe, Hawaii. This announcement is a courtesy of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Clara Elizabeth Putzulu. From 17 May 2006.

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