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2006 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:S

George W. Saffel
George Washington Saffel, 72, of Route 2, Philippi, died early Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, in Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 22, 1934, at Belington, a son of the late Clifford Blaine and Reta Marie (Shahan) Saffel.
Surviving are two sisters, Gertrude Shahan and husband, Perry, of Valley Furnace community, Route 2, Philippi, and Ruby Wilson of Niceville, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Lee Ann Shreve; and by two brothers, Andrew Herbert Saffel and James Edward Saffel.
Mr. Saffel was a 1953 graduate of Coalton High School and had briefly attended Davis & Elkins College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Saffel was a retired automobile mechanic and was Methodist by faith.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, from the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel at 609 Crim Ave. in Belington. The Rev. Mark Bitner will officiate and interment will follow in Barbour Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 5 Oct 2006.

Clara B. Sainato
Clara Belle Mace Sainato, 67, a lifelong resident of Norton, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2006, at her home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Clara Belle Mace Sainato. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 3 Mar 2006.

Clara B. Sainato
Clara Belle Mace Sainato, 67, a lifelong resident of Norton, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2006, at her home. She had been in ill health since suffering a stroke in September 2001 and had battled cancer since 2003.
She was born May 18, 1938, at Norton, a daughter of the late Paul Wallace and Mary Alice Pingley Mace.
On Sept. 9, 1960, at Belington, she was married to Robert Lee Sainato who survives at Norton.
Also surviving is a son, Paul Wallace Mace and wife, Phyllis, of Bowden; two sisters, Alice Holbert and Delorise Hamrick, both of Norton; two grandchildren, Taylor Mace, at home, and Charity L. Mace of Batavia, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, cousins and aunts including three special nephews, James Wilson of Elkins, Roger “Butch” Wilson of Ohio and Calvin “Snooks” Wilson of Ohio; and a special aunt, Virginia Bennett, who visited Mrs. Sainato often.
Also preceding her in death were a brother, Paul Alonzo Mace; and a sister, Catherine Lucille Wilson Kyle.
Mrs. Sainato had worked at Nella’s Inc. and for Reidbord Brothers. She was a loving wife and loved her family very much. She enjoyed being a homemaker and doing yard work.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, from the funeral home chapel. Rev. Doyle Rider will officiate and interment will follow in the Elkins Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corporation, 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Sainato. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Clara Belle Mace Sainato. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 4 Mar 2006.

Leola E. Salisbury
Leola E. Simmons Salisbury, 89, a former resident of Dailey and Valley Bend and for the last 10 years, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., departed this life Sunday, June 18, 2006, at her home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Leola E. Simmons Salisbury. Condolences may be expressed to family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Jun 2006.

Leola E. Salisbury
Leola Elverda Simmons Salisbury, 89, a former resident of Dailey and Valley Bend and for the last 10 years, a resident of Mountain View Manor at Albuquerque, N.M., went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 18, 2006.
She was born on Wednesday, February 21, 1917, in Valley Head, a daughter to Leroy Simmons and Jessie Phares Simmons. She grew up in Valley Head and Dailey and graduated from Belington High School.
On Aug. 26, 1948, she was married to Woodford Whitney Salisbury, who preceded her in death on April 25, 1999. They had lived near Valley Head until moving to Oregon in 1960. After retirement, they moved to Valley Bend in 1980. They moved to Buckley, Wash., in 1985, and moved to Albuquerque, N.M., in 1997 where she attended Cross of Hope Lutheran Church.
Before marriage, Leola worked at the Hillborn’s Grocery Store in Valley Head for 11 years. In Oregon, she worked at the Bumble Bee Fish Cannery in Astoria, Ore., for 17 years.
Surviving her is one son, Mark Salisbury and wife, Joan, Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, June Medearis and husband, Larry, of Vancouver, Wash.; five grandchildren, Theresa Durbec and husband, Chad, Anitra Quist and husband, Jim, Luke, Jacob, and Anya, five great-grandchildren, Camille, Isaac, Zachariah, Whitney and Olivia, one sister, Luella (“Pete”) Losh, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Laola (“Bob”), Laila (“Bill”) and Leota Lavelle (“Pooch”); and two brothers, Leroy (“Bud”) and Loren.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Lohr and Barb Funeral Home of Elkins. On Wednesday, June 28, 2006, Mrs. Salisbury will be moved to the Valley Head United Methodist Church where friends will be received from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. William Sullivan will officiate and interment will follow in the Stalnaker Cemetery at Monterville. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Leola Elverda Simmons Salisbury. Condolences may be expressed to family at: www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 24 Jun 2006.

Leola E. Salisbury
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lohr and Barb Funeral Home of Elkins. On Wednesday, June 28, Mrs. Salisbury will be moved to the Valley Head United Methodist Church where friends will be received from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. William Sullivan will officiate and interment will follow in Stalnaker Cemetery at Monterville. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Leola Elverda Simmons Salisbury. Condolences may be expressed to family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Jun 2006.

Leola E. Salisbury
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Lohr and Barb Funeral Home of Elkins. On Wednesday, June 28, 2006, Mrs. Salisbury will be moved to the Valley Head United Methodist Church where friends will be received from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. William Sullivan will officiate and interment will follow in Stalnaker Cemetery at Monterville. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Leola Elverda Simmons Salisbury. Condolences may be expressed to family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Jun 2006.

Clarice L. Samples
Clarice Lola Hamrick Samples, 71, of Clendenin, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at home after a short illness.
She was born Dec. 31, 1934, at Swandale, Clay County, the daughter of the late Edward Lee and Lola Bell Williams Hamrick.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glen Bratton Samples; brothers, Charles Hamrick, Carl Hamrick and Curtis Hamrick; and a half brother, Bud Sawyers.
She was a homemaker and member of Blackwater Rebekah Lodge 274 in Davis.
She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Gwen and Allen Rapp of Davis, Teresa and Terry Simmons of Parsons and Susan and Daniel Fink of Newport News, Va.; sons, Glen and his wife, Dava Samples of Hedgesville and Boyd Samples of Woodbridge, Va.; grandchildren, A.J. and Allison Rapp, Jessica and Kelley Jones, Daniel Helmick, Warren and Megan Helmick, Erica and Jamie Garrett, Jonathan Fink, Derek Samples and David Samples; stepgrandchildren, Virginia Moss-Sisler and Donald Bradley; and great-grandchildren, Cole Rapp, Gracie Rapp, Jillian Rapp, Hayden Jones and Tyler Garrett.
The visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Community Bible Church in Davis. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with Pastor Glen Hugenin officiating. Burial will be in Davis Cemetery at Davis. Matics Funeral Home of Clendenin is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 Oct 2006.

Donald Satterfield
Lt. Col. Donald W. Satterfield (USAF, retired), 72, of Frederick, died on Nov. 17, 2006, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret Satterfield, his wife of 49 years.
Born Sept. 3, 1934, in Fairmont, he was the son of the late Max and Ruth Feather Satterfield. He graduated Fairmont Senior High School, class of 1952, where he lettered in both football and basketball. He made All-State in football and was honorably mentioned in basketball.
He was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he also played football. He graduated West Point and was commissioned as an Air Force officer in 1956.
Don married Margaret in September 1957 at San Angelo, Texas, the day after receiving his wings. He went on to earn his master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Arizona State, and in 1966 was assigned to the USAF Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Ala.
Qualified to fly a number of transport aircraft and tankers, he completed a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967-1968, stationed at Phu Cat. After his tour in Vietnam, he was assigned to Strategic Air Command at Minot AFB in North Dakota, and then to March AFB in Riverside, Calif., where he retired from the Air Force in 1976. The Satterfields then moved to Rivesville to work in the family business, Fairmont Lumber & Construction. Don was co-owner and cabinetmaker until the business was sold in 1999. The Satterfields moved to Frederick in 2003.
In addition to his wife, Don is survived by a sister, Linda Arbuckle (Jim) of Loudon, Tenn.; four sons, Jeff Satterfield (Linda) of Walkersville, Md., Greg Satterfield (Kris) of Muskegon, Mich., Brad Satterfield (Amber) of Dana Point, Calif., and Paul Satterfield (Kristie) of Thurmont, Md.; 10 grandchildren, and a nephew, Kevin Arbuckle. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jared Satterfield.
Lt. Col. Satterfield requested his remains be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. Route 15 N., in Frederick, Md. Howard Lyles, minister, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702, or to the United Cerebral Palsy, 1660 L St. NW Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036. Arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody P.A. in Frederick.  From 18 Nov 2006.

Wilma F. Saunders
Wilma F. Harvey Saunders, 77, a resident of Buckhannon, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at her home.
She was born Sept. 27, 1928, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Lloyd B. Bennett and Gertrude E. Hinzman Bennett.
On June 1, 1977, she was married to Claude C. Saunders, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are three sons, James R. and wife, Diane Harvey, Larry and wife, Winnie Harvey, and Robert Harvey, all of Buckhannon; one daughter, Virginia and husband, Johnny Smith, of Buckhannon; one stepson, Michael Saunders of Goldvein, Va.; one stepdaughter, Joyce and husband, Jerry Elder, of Clarksburg; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Goldie Posey of Buckhannon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, David Bennett; and one daughter-in-law, Vivian Harvey.
She was a senior cost clerk for Moore Business Forms, a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge 598 and attended Sand Run Baptist Church.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 9 Jan 2006. 

Monna G. Sayre
Monna Gatewood Conrad Sayre, 84, of Holbrook Nursing Home and formerly of Pickens, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, in Holbrook Nursing Home.
She was born June 2, 1922, at Mingo, a daughter of the late Isaac Clayton and Minta Alice Riggleman Conrad.
She was united in marriage Nov. 15, 1938, to Dana Orthur Sayre, who died Nov. 3, 1967.
She is survived by one daughter, Diana Patterson and husband, Leanard, of Helvetia; three sons, Guy Sayre and wife, Sue, of Buckhannon, Arthur Sayre and wife, Patty, of Buckhannon and Davy Sayre and wife, Debbie, of Pickens; five granddaughters, Melissa and husband, Kenney Sayre, of Tallmansville, Tracy and husband, Brad Reed, Kristen and Lindsey Sayre, all of Buckhannon and Kathy Patterson of Greensboro, N.C.; three grandsons, Dana “Chip” Patterson and wife, Andrea, of Fairview Heights, Ill., James Sayre of Sutton and Jason Browning and wife, Missy, of Pickens; four great-granddaughters, three great-grandsons, one great-great-grandson and two stepgreat-grandsons; and one sister, Virginia Hamrick of Beverly.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Johnney Eugene Sayre and Gardith Michael Sayre; two sisters, Wilma Rader and Marie Conrad; and seven brothers, Richard Conrad, Ira Conrad, Dixie Conrad, Frank Conrad, Ashley Conrad, Glen Conrad and Crawford Conrad.
Monna was retired from Moore Business Forms.
Friends will be received at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel today from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Don Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Dale Cemetery at Selbyville. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 16 Oct 2006.

Velma J. Scearce
Velma Jane Scearce, 67, a former resident of Harman and a patient in the Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2006, in the nursing home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Velma Jane Scearce. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Jun 2006. 

Velma J. Scearce
Velma Jane Scearce, 67, a former resident of Harman and a patient in Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2006, in the nursing home.
She was born Feb. 24, 1939, at Harman, a daughter of the late Linn and Thelma Teater Cooper.
Surviving are a daughter, Debbie Peters and husband, Randy, of Winnipeg, Manitoba; two grandchildren, Crystal and Daniel Peters both of Winnipeg; three brothers, Bob Cooper and wife, Florence, of Belington, Jack Cooper and wife, Lori, of Harman and Phillip Cooper and Tamela Burns of Harman. Seven sisters, Lorena Hall of Charles Town, Bonnie Nelson and husband, Burley, of Lanesville, Stella Wyatt of Beverly, Diana Causey of Aynor, S.C., Donna Carter and husband, Richard, of Coalton, Shirley Cooper of Elkins and Wendy Cooper of Broadway, Va., also survive.
At the request of the deceased, her remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate. A gathering of family and friends will follow at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Harman Senior Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Velma. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Velma Jane Scearce. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 28 Jun 2006.

Eloise J. Scheitlin
Eloise JoAnn Arbogast Scheitlin, 67, a resident of Valley Bend, passed away at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, in Rosewood Rehabilitation Center at Grafton. She had been in failing health for the past six months; however, death was sudden and unexpected.
Born April 5, 1936, at Arthurdale, she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. Arbogast and her loving mother, Pearl B. Arbogast, who survives at Mill Creek.
On Aug. 21, 1954, she was united in marriage to Lewis L. “Bud” Scheitlin Sr., who passed away Feb. 9, 2006.
Eloise is survived by four daughters, Debbie Scheitlin of Fairmont, Sheila Scheitlin and companion, Eugene, Kimberly Brown and husband, Robert, all of Elkins, and Carla “Jeanie” Barlow and husband, James, of Montrose; two sons, Lewis “Rocky” Scheitlin and friend, Robert, of Narrows, Va., and Mark Scheitlin and wife, Julanie, of Hopewell, Va.; two sisters, Ruth Holmes and husband, Charles, of Pentress and Faye Salisbury and husband, Jim, of Mill Creek; and two brothers, Clarence A. Arbogast and wife, Betty, and Bradley K. Arbogast and wife, Joy, all of Mill Creek. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Robert Lambert and wife, Mariah, Shannon Shrader and husband, Ricky, Russell Wyatt and companion, Amanda, Kendall Brooke Lambert and companion, Billy, Brandi Salisbury and husband, Dan, Mikeal Vandevender and companion, Angel, Amber Scheitlin, Heather Warner and Cassey Barlow; eight great-grandchildren, Brittany and Kristen Shrader, Destiny and James Wyatt, Bryce Lambert, Corbin and Grahm Lambert and Savannah Williams; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her father and husband, was a sister, Helen Walkins.
Eloise was employed at Bata Shoe Co., Elkins Motor Lodge and Snowshoe, where she worked in housekeeping for several years. She retired from Mary’s Maytag as a laundress. Eloise was affiliated with the Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witness. She loved to crochet, read, especially Women’s World, watching Bob Barker, “CSI” and “Survivor,” especially Jeff Probst whom she loved. Eloise loved spending time with her family and friends, touching someone new every day with her wit and charm. She will be sadly missed by her family and all of those whose lives she touched and will remain forever in their hearts.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. At 5 p.m., Tim Salisbury, speaker for the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, will hold a short service. At the request of the deceased, after the visitation and service, the remains will be cremated. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the services.  From 24 Feb 2006.

Lewis L. Scheitlin
Lewis Leon “Bud” Scheitlin, 73, a resident of Valley Bend, passed away at 9:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at his residence. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
Born Sept. 30, 1932, at Elkins, he was the son of the late Willard James and Rosalee Loughry Scheitlin.
On Aug. 21, 1954, he was united in marriage to the former Eloise Jean Arbogast, who survives at Valley Bend.
Besides his wife he is survived by six daughters, Debbie Scheitlin of Fairmont, Sheila Scheitlin and Kimberly Brown and husband, Robert, all of Elkins, Carla “Jeanie” Barlow and husband, James “Jim,” of Montrose, Anita Carlton and Virginia Eden, both of England; two sons, Lewis “Rocky” Scheitlin Jr. of Narrows, Va. and Mark Scheitlin and wife, Julanie, of Hopewell, Va.; two sisters, Virginia Webster and husband, Clifford, and Aretta Katherine “Kate” Cook and husband, John, all of Pocono, Pa; and one brother, James Scheitlin and wife, Dixie, of Moscow, Pa. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Pearl Arbogast of Mill Creek; and a special brother-in-law, Alvin Daniels of Pocono, Pa. In addition Bud is survived by eight grandchildren, Robert Lambert and wife, Mariah, Shannon Shrader and husband, Ricky, Russell Wyatt, Brooke Lambert, Brandi Scheitlin and Dan, Mickeal Vandevender, Amber Scheitlin and Heather Warner; seven great-grandchildren, Brittney and Kristen Scheitlin, Bryce Lambert, Destiny and James Wyatt, Corbin and Graham Lambert; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was a sister, Mary Daniels.
Bud retired in April of 2005 from the Mill Creek Nutrition Site where he was known for delivering Meals on Wheels. He was also well known for auto body painting, having worked for Scott’s Auto Sales, Hinzeman’s and Bob Corley. Bud was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was also a football fan and an avid Steeler’s fan. Bud was a veteran having served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Bud was a special person and will be greatly missed by his family and all the lives he touched.
Friends will be received at F. E. Runner Funeral Home Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, after 4:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Pastor Kevin Gainer of the Refuge Church of Gilman will officiate services from the Runner Chapel. Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and H. W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will conduct full military services at the funeral home accompanied by Tom McLaughin. After the visitation and services, at the request of the deceased the remains will be cremated. F. E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the services for Lewis Leon “Bud” Scheitlin. (304-637-6717).  From 13 Feb 2006.

Lewis L. Scheitlin
Lewis Leon “Bud” Scheitlin, 73, a resident of Valley Bend, passed away at 9:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at his residence. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
Born Sept. 30, 1932, at Elkins, he was the son of the late Willard James and Rosalee Loughry Scheitlin.
On Aug. 21, 1954, he was united in marriage to the former Eloise JoAnn Arbogast, who passed away Feb. 22, 2006.
He is survived by six daughters, Debbie Scheitlin of Fairmont, Sheila Scheitlin and companion, Eugene, and Kimberly Brown and husband Robert, all of Elkins, Carla “Jeanie” Barlow and husband, James “Jim,” of Montrose, Anita Carlton and Virginia Eden, both of England; two sons, Lewis “Rocky” Scheitlin Jr. and friend, Robert, of Narrows, Va., and Mark Scheitlin and wife, Julanie, of Hopewell, Va.; two sisters, Virginia Webster and husband, Clifford, and Aretta Katherine “Kate” Cook and husband, John, all of Pocono, Pa.; and one brother, James Scheitlin and wife, Dixie, of Moscow, Pa. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Pearl Arbogast of Mill Creek; a sister-in-law, Joy Arbogast of Mill Creek; and two special brothers-in-law, Alvin Daniels of Pocono, Pa. and Brad Arbogast of Mill Creek. In addition, Bud is survived by nine grandchildren, Robert Lambert and wife, Mariah, Shannon Shrader and husband, Ricky, Russell Wyatt and companion, Amanda, Kendall Brooke Lambert and companion, Billy, Brandi Salisbury and husband, Dan, Mikeal Vandevender and companion, Angel, Amber Scheitlin, Heather Warner and Cassey Barlow; eight great-grandchildren, Brittney and Kristen Shrader, Bryce Lambert, Destiny and James Wyatt, Corbin and Grahm Lambert and Savannah Williams; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was a sister, Mary Daniels.
Bud retired in April 2005 from the Mill Creek Nutrition Site where he was known for delivering Meals on Wheels. He was also well known for auto body painting, having worked for Scott’s Auto Sales, Hinzeman’s and Bob Corley. Bud was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was also a football fan and an avid Steelers fan. Bud was a veteran having served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Bud was a special person and will be greatly missed by his family and all the lives he touched.
Friends were received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Tuesday, Feb. 14, after 4:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Pastor Kevin Gainer of the The Refuge Church officiated the services. The Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foregin Wars and H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion conducted full military services at the funeral home. After the visitation and services, at the request of the deceased the remains were cremated. F. E. Runner Funeral Home was in charge of the services.  From 24 Feb 2006.

Betty Schoonover
Betty Schoonover, 69, a former resident of Chenoweth Creek and a patient in the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center for several years, passed away Monday afternoon in the center.
She was born June 27, 1937, at Glady, a daughter of the late Clifford and Russie Strawder Hyre.
Surviving are a son, Robert Schoonover and wife, Julie; and a grandson, Shawn Schoonover, all of Chenoweth Creek.
She was a homemaker and a member of Harts Chapel Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Walter Blough officiating. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Betty Schoonover. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Jul 2006.

Robert G. Schoonover
Sgt. Robert G. Schoonover, 36, a resident of 21 Q St. N.E., Washington, D.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at Washington, D.C. He was in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at F.E. Runner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday from the Runner chapel with the Revs. Frank and Randy Long officiating. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Garden, formerly the IOOF cemetery. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 27 January 2006.

Robert Schoonover
Sgt. Robert G. Schoonover, 36, a former resident of Randolph County and a resident of 21 Q St. NE, Washington, D.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, in Washington. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
Robert was born April 8, 1970, in Denver, Colo.
He is survived by his father, Alston “Al” Schoonover and his second mother, Loraine Jewell Schoonover of the Aldoph Road; four sisters, Patty Lambert and husband, George, of Mill Creek, Peggy Morgan of Elkins, Glenda Smith and husband, Alan, and Joyce Conrad and husband, Kevin, all of Colorado; three brothers, Allen Wilson and wife, Val, of Belington, and Alan Schoonover and Tim Schoonover, both of Colorado.
Also surviving are several cousins, nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts, including a special aunt, Mardalla Brown (Aunty Marty) and an extended family of police officers in Washington.
Preceding him in death was his biological mother, Norma Rico Schoonover, and a special uncle, Eddie Sisler.
He was appointed to the Metropolitan Police Department on Oct. 21, 1997. On June 8, 1998, after graduating from the Police Academy, he was assigned as police officer with the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department 3rd District. He was promoted to sergeant in December of 2005 and was assigned to the Metropolitan 5th District. He had made a host of friends within the police department, being a good friend and an outstanding officer.
Robert was a very considerate, special person who will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives he touched.
Services were held at the All Souls Unitarian Church on Friday in Washington, D.C. After the services, Robert was transported by Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Motorcade along with our local State Police back to his home state of West Virginia.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home after 6 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Frank Long and the Rev. Randy Long of the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Elkins Memorial Gardens (formerly the IOOF Cemetery) at Elkins.
The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sgt. Robert G. Schoonover.  From 28 January 2006.

John K. Scott
John K. “Scotty” Scott, 71, of Vienna Twp., Ohio, died at his residence at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, following a short illness.
He was born Sept. 1, 1934, at Mabie, the son of Charles and Mary Phillips Scott.
A Howland and Vienna, Ohio, resident for many years, he was employed as a crane operator at US Steel McDonald Works, retiring in 1980. Following retirement, he worked for Fanta Sea Pools for 11 years and for Builders Plus for two years. Scotty was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and a member of the National Rifle Association and the Roaring Creek Hunting Club. He enjoyed boxing and stock car racing. He was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his wife, Maryan Bays Peyatt Scott, whom he married Feb. 21, 1997; and five daughters, Cathy Wilson, Julie Scott and her companion, John Allen Walker, and Mary Pritchard, all of Warren, Ohio, Mimi Cyphert and her companion, Wally, of Niles, Ohio, and Margaret Dempsey and husband, Gary, of Kinsman, Ohio. Also surviving are two stepsons, Carl Peyatt Jr. of Summersville and Andrew Peyatt of Richwood; two sisters, Annie (Earl) Teter of Elkins and Eleanora (French) Zirkle of Coalton; and four brothers, Richard (Linda) Scott, Robert (Rosie) Scott, Jimmy (Bertha) Scott, all of Coalton, and Bob Scott of Moorefield. He also leaves 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 19 stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, John “Slugger” Scott Jr. and David “Skip” Scott; two grandsons, David and Stevie; a great-granddaughter, Mariah; and a stepgrandson, Humphrey.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, Ohio, where friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. The Rev. James Walker will officiate. Interment will be in Kerr Cemetery in Weathersfield Twp. Roberts-Clark Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 11 Jan 2006.

Mason Scott
Mason Scott, 65, a resident of the Adolph Road, Mill Creek, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at his residence. He had been in failing health for the past two years, however, his condition deteriorated in the last six months.
Born July 9, 1940, he was the son of the late Homer and Edith Currence Scott.
On Feb. 6, 1973, he was united in marriage to the former Lillian Lambert, who survives on the Adolph Road.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six daughters, Judy Himes and husband, Paul, of Elkins, Deena Duncan and husband, Mike, of Weston, Lisa Scott and companion, Junior, of Buckhannon, Wanda Tenney and husband, Tim, and Norma Decker and husband, Marcus, both of Cassity, and Diana Martin and, husband, Darrell of Mill Creek; a stepdaughter, Becky Currence and husband, Emery, of Mill Creek; five sons, Buck Scott and wife, Donna, of Huttonsville, Danny Scott of Dailey, Curtis Scott and wife, Paula, of Norton, Marvin Taylor and wife, Nicole, and Jeff Scott and wife, Tina, both of Mill Creek; six stepsons, Robert Taylor and wife, Debbie and Billy Taylor and wife, Sandy, both of Summersville, Thomas Taylor, Gary Taylor and Ronald Taylor, all of Thomasville and Dave Lambert and wife, Debbie, of Elkins; two sisters, Ressie Shreve of Cassity and Frances Minear and husband, John, of Dailey; and two brothers, Meredith Scott of Mill Creek and Milton Scott and wife, Sue, of Huttonsville. Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Wilda Lambert of Dailey; 33 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren, several stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were a brother, Mayford Scott; two sisters, Julie Mahanes and Ramona Scott; two brothers-in-law, Pete Mahanes and June Shreve; a sister in law, Barbara Scott; a grandson, Marshall Dywane Scott; a great-granddaughter; Tiffany Himes; and his father-in-law, Earl Lambert.
Mason retired from Hayes Scott Rustic Fencing as a shaver and rail pointer. He was also a former coal miner, having been employed by Carter-Roag and DeMotto’s. He was a Methodist by faith. Mason loved coon hunting, camping and putting a garden out each year. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends and will remain in their hearts forever.
 Friends will be received at F. E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday after 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, Mason  will be moved to the Mt. Olive Church at Hemlock, where visitation will be from 1 p m. until  2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Ralph Summerfield, pastor of Blue Rock Union Mission Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery at Hemlock. F. E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mason Scott. (304) 637-6717.  From 20 Feb 2006.

James M. Secrist
James M. Secrist, 69, of Lahmansville, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at the home of his son, Swanson Secrist, at Lahmansville.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Stanley Kile will officiate and interment will follow in Lahmansville Cemetery at Lahmansville. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 23 Jun 2006. 

Margaret L. Seeley
Margaret L. Seeley, 84, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown.
She was born Dec. 5, 1921, at Morgantown, a daughter of the late Matthew Buretz and Anna Yodelosky Buretz.
On April 29, 1944, she was married to Fred E. Seeley, who preceded her in death Sept. 25, 1991.
Surviving are one son, Fred M. Seeley of Buckhannon; one daughter, Donnis Y. Rowe of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and two brothers, Jim Buretz of Morgantown and Steve Buretz of Pickway, Ohio.
Also preceding her in death were one brother, Leo Buretz; and one sister, Mary Stanley.
She was a homemaker and attended Seventh Day Adventist Church.
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, Feb. 5, at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Cutright and Pastor Randy Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 1 Feb 2006.

Shirley Semmelman
Shirley Ann Reed Semmelman, 70, a resident of Route 2, Philippi, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 21, 1936, at Philippi, a daughter of the late Alwin “Glen” and Arlene G. Booth Reed.
She was united in marriage June 1, 1954 to Donald Neil Semmelman, who preceded her in death May 25, 1990.
Surviving are three daughters, Teresa and husband, Dewayne Nestor, of Nestorville, Tammy Lynn Snider of Philippi and Teena and husband, Raymond Freeman, of Moatsville; four grandchildren, Amy Dawn Snider, Evan Michael Snider, Amber Brooke Semmelman and Taylor Danielle Freeman; one great-grandchild, Peyton Neil Snider; and with love, Shirley, looked forward to the arrival of a new great-grandchild of Amber Brooke Semmelman.
Mrs. Semmelman was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by one sister, Betty L. Reed Haller; and three brothers, Francis “Gene” Eugene, James “Jim” H. and William “Bill” Reed.
Mrs. Semmelman received her nursing degree from Fairmont State College in December 1975. Mrs. Semmelman retired from Broaddus Hospital as a registered nurse having worked from May 3, 1974, to May 18, 1998. Mrs. Semmelman was a member of Nestorville United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home at 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour with the Rev. Kenny Kendall officiating. Interment will follow in Crossroads Cemetery at Tacy. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 23 Aug 2006. 

Sam Severino Jr.
Sam Severino Jr., 76, a resident of Elm Street, Elkins, departed this life Monday morning, April 10, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in declining health.
He was born Friday, July 5, 1929, at Richwood, a son of the late Salvatore Severino and Carmella Dirafael Severino.
On March 2, 1951, at Richwood, he was married to the former Susan Webb, who survives. They had celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Also surviving are five sons, Bruce Severino of Charleston; Sam Severino and wife, Becky, of Elkins; Jeff Severino and wife, Janet, of Pataskala, Ohio; Tim Severino and wife, Julie, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Jim Severino and wife, Lisa, of Elkins; eight grandchildren, who were the light of his life, Justine, Anthony, Christopher, Connor, Michael, Angela, Joseph and Alyssa; one brother, Tony Severino and wife, Betty, of Charleston; one sister, Mary Denna of Richwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, Bruno and Joe Severino; and three sisters, Thelma Severino, Catherine Fannin and Teresa Johnson.
Sam was a graduate of Richwood High School with the class of 1948 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He had worked as a surveyor for the U.S. Forest Service for 30 years, was a member of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, the Elkins Lodge 1135 BPOE and the Knights of Columbus Council 603. He had been baptized at the Holy Family Catholic Church at Richwood and was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer and gardener.
The family will receive friends at Saint Brendan Catholic Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., at the church, a prayer service will be recited by the Rev. Fr. Eric Antwi. On Thursday, April 13, at 11 a.m, the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church. The Rev. Fr. Dean Borgmeyer will officiate and interment will follow at Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins, 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 the Knights of Columbus Council 603, P.O. Box 2205, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sam Severino Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Apr 2006.

Sam Severino Jr.
The family will receive friends at St. Brendan Catholic Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Today at 7:30 p.m., at the church, a prayer service will be recited by the Rev. Fr. Eric Antwi. On Thursday, April 13, at 11 a.m, the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church. The Rev. Fr. Dean Borgmeyer will officiate and interment will follow at St. Brendan Cemetery at Elkins, 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 the Knights of Columbus Council 603, P.O. Box 2205, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Sam Severino Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Apr 2006.

Earnest J. Shaffer
Earnest James “Dump” Shaffer, 68, of Volga, died Friday, April 14, 2006, at his home. He had been in failing health, but his death was unexpected.
He was born, July 20, 1937, at Century No. 2, Barbour County, a son of the late Albert Creed and Bessie (Lantz) Shaffer.
Surviving are one brother, Harold “Hike” Shaffer of Volga; four sisters, Kathryn Virginia “Sis” Shaffer and Louise Shaffer, both of Century No. 2, Wilma Lee “Cookie” Zelinsky and Louretta “Tiny” Marsh and husband, Donald, all of Century No. 1.
Mr. Shaffer was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Richard “Bub” Shaffer and Albert Eugene Shaffer; and by one brother-in-law, Michael Zelinsky.
He was a former coal truck driver.
Honoring Mr. Shaffer’s request, his remains will be cremated. No visitation or public services are planned. Mr. Shaffer’s ashes will be interred in the Ward Cemetery.
Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 17 Apr 2006.

John C. Shaffer
John C. Shaffer, 89, a resident of Easy Street in Elkins, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at his home after a short illness.
Mr. Shaffer was the son of the late William and Cora Shaffer.
He was born in Elkins and attended the public schools of Randolph County. He graduated from Elkins High School in 1934.
Mr. Shaffer was an employee of Western Maryland Railroad when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in January 1941. He was later assigned to the 301st Bomb Group and was a flight engineer on a B17 Flying Fortress. His group along with the 97th Bomb Group arrived in England in mid 1942 and originated, what was to later become the mighty 8th U.S. Army Air Force. Mr. Shaffer was on the first flights by American bombers over Germany occupied Europe. He flew 50 missions in the early days of America’s entry into World War II in Europe. After completing his bombing missions, he returned to the United States in September 1943. Mr. Shaffer was stationed in Gulfport, Miss., and discharged from military service in June 1945.
Mr. Shaffer was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.
He was married to the former Katherine E. Hill of Elkins in April 1945, while still in the military.
In March 1957, Mr. Shaffer was appointed as deputy director of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs for 10 years. His office was in the Randolph County Courthouse. He resigned this office and moved to California where he was employed as claims representative for Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles County. Then, he accepted the position as assistant veterans service officer of Ventura County, Calif. Mr. Shaffer ended his career after 20 years in Stockton, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer lived for 45 years in California and returned to Elkins due to Mrs. Shaffer’s illness. Her death occurred Oct. 22, 2004.
Mr. Shaffer is survived by two brothers, Edward of Winterhaven, Fla., and Richard of Sun Lakes, Ariz. Also surviving are one daughter, Margarett Lynne Shaffer of Elkins and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of F.E. Runner Funeral Home. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins for John C. Shaffer. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in John’s name. Expressions of sympathy may be made to ferunner@sunlitsurf.com.  From 18 Jan 2006.

Lewis G. Shaffer
Lewis Guy Shaffer, 75, a resident of the Brushy Fork community, Tucker County, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins. He had been in failing health and death was attributed to Parkinson’s disease.
He was born Friday, March 27, 1931, at Brushy Fork, Tucker County, a son of the late Okey Guy Shaffer and Oda Bea Boyles Shaffer.
He had never married.
Surviving are one brother, Paul Dale Shaffer of Elkins; one sister, Lorlie Delaine Shaffer of Brushy Fork; two nieces, Karen Elaine Tallman and Paula Sue Lanham; one great-nephew, John Paul Tallman; and two great nieces, Kayla Lee Lanham and Samantha Jo Tallman, all of Elkins.
Preceding him in death was one brother, Edward Lee Shaffer.
He attended Brushy Fork School at St. George. He attended Brushy Fork Church. His kindness and generosity to all who knew him was unparalleled. His devotion to his family and love of nature where his hallmarks. The beauty that he created with wood will always be a tribute to his memory. He had a great love for his nieces and nephew.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. Pastor Allan Dale Crosten and Pastor Robert Leard will officiate and interment will follow in Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lewis Guy Shaffer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Sep 2006.

Lewis G. Shaffer
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. Pastor Allan Dale Crosten and Pastor Robert Leard will officiate and interment will follow in Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lewis Guy Shaffer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.     From 15 Sep 2006.

Ruth F. Shaffer
Mattie Ruth Forman Shaffer, 93, of High Street, Philippi, departed this life on Monday evening, June 20, 2006 in Mansfield Place, surrounded by friends and loved ones and following a four-month illness.
She was born Aug. 16, 1912, in Cove District, Barbour County, a daughter of the late Joseph Naylor and Viola M. (Clarkson) Forman.
On April 10, 1952, she was married to Harold Wilbert Shaffer, who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2005.
Survivors include a niece, Debra Winograd of Lexington, Ky.; a nephew, Mark Forman of N. Fort Myers, Fla.; a grandniece, Lee Ann Crane, believed to be in Colorado; cousins, Roy Clarkson of Bell Fourche, S.D., Josephine Forman of San Antonio, Texas, Marie Forman Wilson of Waldorf, Md., and John Ralph Forman of Bedford, Va.; a close friend, Josephine Simpson of Philippi; and a number of distant cousins and a host of friends.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Naylor Forman and George Forman; a nephew, William Forman; and two nieces, Sandra Crane and Alice Williams.
Mrs. Shaffer was a graduate of Philippi High School and attended Alderson-Broaddus College. She retired in 1974 from the First National Bank of Parsons, where she had served as a cashier and loan officer. She had also worked as a tax deputy during her father's tenure as Barbour County Sheriff and as a secretary in the Myers Hospital in Philippi. She was a member of Crim Memorial United Methodist Church and was an active member of Barbour County Senior Center at Philippi. She particularly enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends through regular telephone calls and senior center shopping trips.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St., Philippi. The Rev. Alicia Rapking will officiate. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Parsons City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 21 Jun 2006.

Shirley F. Shaffer
Shirley F. Shaffer, 64, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 12:04 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Shirley F. Shaffer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Aug 2006.

Shirley F. Shaffer
Shirley F. Shaffer, 64, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 12:04 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 18, 1942 at Camden-on-Gauley, a daughter of the late Clifford McClung Ware and Minnie Thelma Snider Ware.
On April 27, 1962 at Mill Creek, she was married to Paul Dale Shaffer, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Elaine Tallman and husband, John, and Paula Sue Lanham and husband, Mark, all of Elkins, four brothers, Donald Clifford Ware of Ray, N.D., James Denver Ware of Pine City, Minn., Shelly Ray Ware of Casper, Wyo., Claude Allen Ware of Douglas, Wyo., and one sister, Wanda Elaine Marstiller of Montrose. Three grandchildren, John Paul Tallman, Jr., Samantha Jo Tallman and Kayla Lee Lanham, also survive. In addition to her parents, preceding her in death was one sister, Mary Virginia Herzog.
Mrs. Shaffer was a graduate of Cowen High School. She was a member of Randolph Lodge No. 116 IOOF of Elkins and the Randolph County Cancer Support Group.
Every year she helped with the Reid Carney Run or Walk. She worked with youth for 17 years, five of which were at the West Virginia Children’s Home and 12 were with the Youth Crisis Shelter.
In 1988, Mrs. Shaffer was named Children’s Service Worker of the Year. She attended and was active at Coffman Chapel United Methodist Church.
She was a loving mother and grandmother who always put others before herself. With a smile and faith in God, there was nothing she could not achieve. Her kindness and selfless nature has impacted all who knew her.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today, Aug. 19, 2006, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charles Arnold officiating. Interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Shirley F. Shaffer. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com. From 19 Aug 2006.

Eva Shaffer-Baldwin
Eva Lorene Shaffer-Baldwin, 78, of Route 4, Philippi, died Monday evening, Nov. 13, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born June 19,1928, at Philippi, a daughter of the late Delous David and Blanche Dora (Daugherty) Jones.
Her husband, Carl F. Baldwin, preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1990.
Surviving are two sons, David B. Shaffer and wife, “Trish,” of Belington and Scott F. Baldwin and wife, Michelle, of Philippi; two daughters, Linda Lou Shaffer Stewart of Elkins and Jill Martin and husband, David, of Buckhannon; one brother, Garnett Lee Jones of Biloxi, Miss.; one sister, Belva M. Wilson of Pensacola, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Bridget Nicholson, Robin Fridley (Randy) Stuart, Jason Martin, Cassie Shaffer (Mike) Hymes, Tyler Baldwin, Nathan Baldwin and Carleigh Baldwin; six great-grandchildren, Rachel Stuart, Bailey Stuart, Clay Stuart, Kelsie Lewis, Kayla Don Lewis and Shelby Morgan Lewis; and a granddaughter-in-law, Samantha Dawn Lewis.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Neva Jones Hart; a brother, Herman Jones; and two grandchildren, Roshelle Fridley and David William Lewis.
Mrs. Baldwin was a homemaker and was a retired caseworker for the Barbour County office of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. She was a Christian and enjoyed sewing, canning and caring for her smallest grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, from the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 South Main Street, Philippi. The Rev. Jim Tallman and Pastor Bryan Headley will officiate and interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, the funeral hour.
The Stemple and Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 15 Nov 2006.

Eva Shaffer-Baldwin
Eva Lorene Shaffer-Baldwin, 78, of Route 4, Philippi, died Monday evening, Nov. 13, 2006, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born June 19, 1928, at Philippi, a daughter of the late Delous David and Blanche Dora (Daugherty) Jones.
Her husband, Carl F. Baldwin, preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1990.
Surviving are two sons, David B. Shaffer and wife, “Trish” of Belington and Scott F. Baldwin and wife, Michelle, of Philippi; two daughters, Linda Lou Shaffer Stewart of Elkins and Jill Martin and husband, David, of Buckhannon; one brother, Garnett Lee Jones of Biloxi, Miss.; one sister, Belva M. Wilson of Pensacola, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Bridget Nicholson, Robin Fridley (Randy) Stuart, Jason Martin, Cassie Shaffer (Mike) Hymes, Tyler Baldwin, Nathan Baldwin and Carleigh Baldwin; six great-grandchildren, Rachel Stuart, Bailey Stuart, Clay Stuart, Kelsie Lewis, Kayla Don Lewis and Shelby Morgan Lewis; and a granddaughter-in-law, Samantha Dawn Lewis.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Neva Jones Hart; a brother, Herman Jones; and two grandchildren, Roshelle Fridley and David William Lewis.
Mrs. Baldwin was a homemaker and was a retired caseworker for the Barbour County office of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. She was a Christian and enjoyed sewing, canning and caring for her smallest grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St., Philippi. The Rev. Jim Tallman and Pastor Bryan Headley will officiate and interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m, the funeral hour. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 16 Nov 2006. 

Carolyn R. Sharp
Carolyn Ruth Sharp, 65, passed away in her sleep July 19, 2006.
She was born July 10, 1941, at Cleveland, Ohio.
Carolyn always considered West Virginia her “home” as she moved to the state when she was 18 years old. Carolyn lived to help others and enjoyed working with other senior citizens. She successfully operated a shuttle van service as well as being a beloved mother.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Ellen Minarik and husband, Randy John Minarik, of California; her son, Shawn Allen Sharp of West Virginia; and her ex-husband, Duard Woodford Sharp of West Virginia.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Mingo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Duard Sharp, HC 69, Box 11, Valley Head, W.Va. 26294.  From 8 Aug 2006.

Deana R. Sharp
Deana R. Sharp, 40, of Avon, Ohio and formerly of North Ridgeville, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at her home after suffering from cancer for two years.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a lifelong area resident.
She was a 1983 graduate of North Ridgeville High School. She enjoyed spending time with her son, Eri.
Besides her son, Eri Davilla, at home, survivors include her parents, Gary D. Sharp of North Ridgeville, Ohio and Aileen Fuller Sharp of Fort Pierce, Fla.; sisters, Dreama Barker of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Tina Sharp of North Ridgeville, Ohio; and brothers, Gary Sharp Jr. and Alan Sharp, both of Elyria, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Sharp.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Mingo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mingo Cemetery.  From 8 Aug 2006.

Ralph W. Sharp
Ralph W. Sharp, 77, of Marlinton, a loving husband, wonderful father and terrific grandfather, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 19, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 13, 1929, and was the son of the late Norman and Lola Sharp.
Ralph was an Army veteran and retired with 30 years of service from the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. He had previously worked at Union Carbide in South Charleston. Mr. Sharp was a devout Christian and attended the Marlinton Church of God. He was actively involved in the community and with the Pocahontas County High School football program, assisting them as he carried the chain marker for their team for 31 years.
In addition to his parents, two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
His wife of 54 years, Jessie L. Elza Sharp; two daughters, Wanda and husband, Lannie Harper, of Seneca Rocks and Dorinda and husband, Terry Weese, of Parkersburg; son, David B. Sharp and wife, Lisa, of Morgantown; seven grandchildren, Jeremy and Jon Harper, Kelli Frankhouser, Kristi Walton, Terrica Rumer, Brad Weese and Reagan Sharp; brothers, Stanford Sharp of Buckhannon, Kenneth Sharp of Buckeye and Curtis Sharp of Maysville, N.C.; sisters Thelma White and Erma Wilfong of Minnehaha Springs and Betty Mullens of Neola survive Him.
Pastors Danny Musick and Jerry Moore will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Marlinton Church of God. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton and two hours prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Ralph’s devoted family and many caring friends will miss him dearly. His family would like memorials sent to Hospice Care Inc., 540 N. Jefferson St., Lewisburg, W.Va. 24901.  From 21 Aug 2006

Everett H. Shaver
Everett Henry Shaver, 75, a former resident of Stringtown Road, Belington and a resident of Nella’s until April, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since April 16, 2006.
Born June 30, 1930, in Preston County, he was the son of the late Charles Everett and Birtha Violet Cozatt Shaver.
Everett is survived by five daughters, Audrey Miller and husband, Ervin, of Morgantown, Angela Axtel of Oregon, Judy Romano and Birtha VendenEde both of Virginia and Phyllis Courtney of West Virginia; three stepdaughters, Lenora Tenney and husband, Marvin, Becky Moore and husband, Larry, and Rose Nanolidis, all of West Virginia; one stepson, Frank Simmons and wife, Paula, of West Virginia; three sisters, Phyllis Jones and husband, John, Sharon Romell and husband, Fred, all of Illinois and Carol Nester and husband, Melvin, of West Virginia. Also surviving are his ex-wife and close companion, Evetta Shaver, of Elkins; a special sister-in-law and close friend, Jean Keller; 27 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were his first wife, Helen Louise Huffman Shaver Nelson; a foster daughter, Angel Lasko; and a brother, Charles Shaver.
Everett owned and operated Shavers Gas Station for several years. He was also a logger, ran his own sawmill, was a mechanic, construction worker, heavy equipment operator and also did paving. During his childhood, Everett spent most of his time on his grandparent’s farm, the late Charles and Ursula Shaver, in Preston County. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a avid hunter and fisherman. Everett loved to watch westerns and listen to country and gospel music. He was honored on Valentines Day this year by Nella’s by being named Valentine King. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all of those who truly loved him.
Friends will be received at F. E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 2, at 2 p.m. from the Runner Chapel with Pastor Kevin Gainer of The Refuge Church officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Everett Henry Shaver. (637-6717)   From 30 Jun 2006.

R. Steven Shaver
R. Steven Shaver, 61, a resident of Bridgeport, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, in Cleveland Clinic at Cleveland, Ohio.
He was born July 8, 1945, at Weston, a son of the late Ralph Shaver Jr. and Mary Jo Marsh Shaver.
On May 18, 1968, he was married to Judy Vincent Shaver, who survives at Bridgeport.
Also surviving are one son, Mike Shaver and wife, Cindy, of Bridgeport; two granddaughters, Anna Shaver and Claire Shaver of Bridgeport; and two brothers, Bill Shaver and Mike Shaver of Weston.
He was founder and president of Mountain V Oil & Gas Inc. Steve began his long career in oil and gas with Basin Surveys, Pacific States, Petro Lewis and went on to become vice president of operations for Eastern American Energy, and in 1994 became founder and president of Mountain V Oil & Gas Inc., with his son, Mike. He was a very loving grandfather.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be a 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 7 Aug 2006.

Orville W. Sheets
Orville William Sheets, 88, of Green Bank, passed away Friday, July 14, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital of a heart attack.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home the the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will be in Arbovale Cemetery. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home service.  From 17 Jul 2006.

Helen L. Shelton
Helen Louise Shelton, 84, of Crim Avenue, Belington, died Saturday, Dec. 2, in Barbour County Good Samaritan Center, following a brief illness.
She was born June 6, 1922, at Belington, a daughter of the late John Franklin and Etta (England) Shelton.
She had never married.
Survivors include one nephew, James Shelton of W. Milton, Ohio.; two grandnieces, Denise Winemiller and Jean Treon; four grandnephews, Alan Shelton, Michael Eric Shelton, David Shelton and Mark Ratajack; and 12 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Lee Griffith and Lima Ware; three brothers, John Shelton, Paul Shelton and Alton Shelton; nieces, Shirley Ratajack and Mary Lou Cramer; and a nephew, Claude Shelton.
Miss Shelton was a homemaker and attended Asbury United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave., Belington, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Rev. Robert Baer Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in Belington Fraternal Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m today and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.  From 4 Dec 2006.

David W. Sheppard
David Winston Sheppard, 78, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
He was born Dec. 28, 1927, at Quincy, Mass., a son of the late Selby Sheppard and Blanche Marie Dawe Sheppard.
On June 21, 1952, he was married to Helen Blair Gunn Sheppard, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Ann Sheppard of Akron, Ohio and Cynthia Lois Sheppard Sandy and husband, John, of Saint Albans; three sisters, Hilda McBride of Spring Lake, Mich., Gloria Godwin of Rockland, Mass., and Joan Weintraub of Lady Lake, Fla.; one brother, Clayton Sheppard of Lowell, Mass.; one grandson, Jonathan Sandy of Saint Albans; and one granddaughter, Michelle Sandy of Saint Albans.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Myra MacLeod; and one brother, Clifton Sheppard.
He was a professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College and attended First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. He was a member and past president of Buckhannon Rotary and St. Joseph’s Auxiliary. He was a Paul Harris Fellowship recipient and was a member of WVWC Society, American Academy of Physical Science, American Association of Physics Teachers and West Virginia Mountaineers Woodworkers. He was an ordained minister of the United Congregation Church and a professor of physics at Defiance College, Thiel College and WVWC. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had an bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology, an master’s degree in physics, a PhD in physics and an master’s degree in library science.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Poling-St. Clair. On Thursday, June 8, at First United Methodist Church, he will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Mark Flynn and the Rev. Billee Scott Mick will officiate and interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The David Winston Sheppard Scholarship Fund at WVWC or the Higher Education Scholarship Fund at First United Methodist Church of Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 5 Jun 2006.

Charles B. Sherman
Charles Bowen Sherman, 77, a resident of Maysville, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
The family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Gerstell officiating. Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery.  From 18 May 2006.

Valentino F. Shimbo Jr.
Valentino F. “Chi Chi” Shimbo Jr., 53, a resident of the Crystal Springs Community, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at his residence. Death was attributed to cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of F.E. Runner Funeral Home for Valentino F. “Chi Chi” Shimbo Jr.   From 30 Mar 2006.

Valentino F. Shimbo Jr.
Valentino F. “Chi-Chi” Shimbo Jr. departed this life March 29, 2006, following an extended illness. Death was attributed to cancer.
Born Aug. 22, 1952, he was the son of the late Valentino F. “Val” Shimbo and Cecelia “Chickie” Dougherty Shimbo.
He attended St. Brendan Catholic School and the Randolph County schools. He was a Roman Catholic by faith. He was an active member of the Eagles, Moose and Orioles fraternal clubs. He was a professional carpet installer by trade and a lifelong resident of Randolph County. His hobbies were hunting and fishing and all outdoor activities. He was associated with family businesses and was also employed by Holland Enterprises prior to his illness.
He is survived by Irene Tenney of Elkins; brothers, Terrance and James Shimbo of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Maureen D. Blosser.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home today after 6 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Fr. William Anderson presiding. The Christian funeral for “Chi-Chi” will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Brendan Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. William Anderson of St. Brendan Catholic Church as Presider. Interment will follow in St. Brendan Cemetery. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 31 Mar 2006.

Kenneth L. Shimer
Kenneth L. Shimer, 82, of Gregory’s Run, Clarksburg, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at the home of his daughter in Homer Glen, Ill.
Mr. Shimer was born July 27, 1923, at Shaver’s Run in Randolph County, a son of the late George W. and Ona Riggleman Shimer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Brown Shimer, who passed away in August of 2003.
Mr. Shimer is survived by two daughters, Karen Shaw and her husband, Robert, of Centerville, Ohio, and Cathy Malson and her husband, Brian, of Homer Glen, Ill.; one son, Roger Shimer of Fairmont; seven sisters, Chloe Martino and Louise Cox of Fairmont, Hazel Shimer of Clarksburg, Mary Jones of Elkins, June Goodwin of New Bern, N.C., Almeda Huffaker and Doris Lyons of Albany, Ga.; one brother, Bayard Shimer of Garden Valley, Idaho; seven grandchildren. Stephanie (Thomas) Stoeckmann of Menomonee Falls, Wis., Scott Malson of Waynesboro, Pa., Stacey (Paul) Michel of Lockport, Ill., Crystal Shimer of Fairmont, Steven Shaw of Glenford, Ohio, Sarah Malson of Libertytown, Md., and Sheila Shaw of Centerville, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Shimer was also preceded in death by his brother, Preston Shimer. He was a member of Calvary Independent Church of Lumberport, the Lumberport Lion’s Club and the Beekeepers Association. Mr. Shimer was a proud World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and received the Jubilee Award in 2002 for participating in the Normandy invasion.
Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the funeral home with Pastor Frank Williams and Pastor Tom Bell officiating. Military honors will be given at the funeral home by the Color Guard of the Salem Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9151 and the Clarksburg VFW Post 573. Interment will follow at the Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. A service of Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston.  From 18 Jan 2006.

Elsie V. Shingleton
Elsie Virginia Shingleton, 76, of Route 1, Moatsville, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 19, 2006, at her home, following an extended illness.
She was born May 9, 1930, at Newburg, Preston County, a daughter of the late Arthur Edmund and Arizona (Wolfe) Matlick.
On Sept. 22, 1947, in Oakland, Md., she was married to Dowden Emmitt Shingleton, who preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1993.
Surviving are two daughters, Connie Snow Freeman and husband, Joe, of Moatsville and Bonnie Marie Searls and husband, Terry, of Granger, Ind.; two sons, Dowden Edward Shingleton Jr. and wife, Ellen Paulette, and John Eldon Shingleton and wife, Darla Norene, all of Moatsville; three sisters, Velma Jean (Karl) Shaffer of Philippi, Hazel Marie Zinn of Terra Alta and Frances Lucille Knotts of Marquess; one brother, Harold (Mary Lea) Matlick of Parsons; five grandchildren, Misty Dawn Shingleton Bolton, Brian Edward Shingleton, Chad Allen Freeman, Lyle Anderson Kitzmiller and Kohl Edward Kitzmiller.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Jane Shingleton; by a brother, Howard Dale Matlick; and by two brothers-in-law, L.W. “Chip” Zinn and Junior Paul Knotts.
Mrs. Shingleton was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mt. Morris United Methodist Church and Philippi Chapter 41, Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and visiting with friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home at 385 S. Main St., Philippi. The Rev. James Johnson will officiate and interment will follow in the Mt. Morris Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday. Philippi Chapter 41 OES will conduct Eastern Star Services at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. (www.stempleforman.com)  From 21 Dec 2006.

Larry R. Shockey
Larry R. Shockey, 73, a resident of Barbour County, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital in Clarksburg.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Larry R. Shockey.   From 28 Sep 2006.

Larry R. Shockey
Larry R. Shockey, 73, a resident of 112 Cross St., Philippi, passed away at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital in Clarksburg, where he had been a patient since June. He had been in failing health since December of 2005.
Born on July 11, 1933, in Barbour County, he was the son of the late Leonard and Lela England Shockey.
On June 4, 1979, he was united in marriage to the former Lana Jo Furgioni Blake, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lee Shockey and wife, Marsha, of Belington; two stepdaughters, Tonya Slayton and Ronnie of Fredericksburg, Va., and Sherry Kay Furgioni of Elkins; two sisters, Lillian Weese and Judy Harris and Tom, all of Belington; and three brothers, Joe Shockey and Jo Ann of Michigan, Donnie Shockey of Elkins and Lorion Shockey of Belington. Also surviving are one granddaughter, Briana Shockey; three stepgrandsons, Daniel Blake, Joey Slayton and Michael Slayton; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Preceding him death besides his parents was an infant sister; a stepdaughter, Teresa Illeene Daugherty; and one stepson, Gill Joseph Blake.
Larry was a graduate of Belington High School, he attended Philippi United Methodist Church, and while residing in California, he was an ordained minister of the Pentecostal Church. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Larry was a belt man in the coal mines, retiring in 1979 from Badger Coal Co. with more than 23 years of service. Before his health declined, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. His favorite hobby was site seeing while driving the back roads of West Virginia and enjoying the wildlife and scenery. Larry will be greatly missed by those who truly loved him.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Saturday after 6 p.m. On Sunday, Mr. Shockey will be moved to Philippi United Methodist Church for visitation from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. Pastors Rick Wyatt and Alicia Rapking will officiate. Interment will follow on Monday, Oct. 2, in West Virginia National Cemetery at Grafton, where full military rites will accorded. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Larry R. Shockey. (637-6717) Expressions of sympathy may be e mailed to crunner@cebridge.net.  From 29 Sep 2006.

Mary Shockey
Mary Shockey, 61, a resident of Dailey, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at her residence. She had been in her usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of F.E. Runner Funeral Home. (637-6717).   From 11 Jan 2006.

Mary F. Shockey
Mary F. Shockey, 61, a resident of Dailey, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 2006, at her residence. She had been in her usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
Born April 4, 1944, at Elkins, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Marietta Bennett Shiflett.
On. Jan. 13, 1962, she was united in marriage to James I. “Jim” Shockey, who survives in Dailey. They would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary Friday.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Teresa Ann “Terry” Godfrey and husband, Patrick, of Franklin; two sons, Edward Ray “Eddie” Shockey and friend, Joann, of Shiloh, N.C., and James Shockey Jr. of Elkins; two sisters, Ethel Mele and husband, Albert, of Woodstock, Va., and Judy Ferguson of Woodbridge, Va.; and three brothers, Steve Shiflett and wife, Lee, and Ed Shiflett, all of Elkins, and Tim Shiflett and friend, Gina, of Bowie, Md. Also surviving are five grandsons, James Allen “TJ,” Bradley, Logan, Joshua and Nathan; one granddaughter, Jennifer; several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Andy Shiflett; and a host of friends.
Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was one brother, David Shiflett.
Mary was a CNA receiving her certification in the early 1980s. She was formerly employed at Nella’s on Central Street and then at Nella’s at Crystal Springs. At the time of her death, she was employed at Elkins Regional Convalescent Center. Mary loved gardening in her numerous flower beds and reading romance novels. She enjoyed her job and loved taking care of her residents. Mary also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandson and her special nephew, Andy. Mary was a Methodist by faith. Mary will be sadly missed and will remain in the hearts of those who loved her forever.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel today after 5 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel Friday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. Pastor Jim Tallman, minister of Light of Christ Chapel in Belington, will officiate. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens, formerly the IOOF Cemetery, near Elkins. Expressions of sympathy may be made to ferunner@sunlitsurf.com.
F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Frances Shockey. (637-6717).   From 12 Jan 2006.

Agnes R. Shomo
Mrs. Agnes Row Shomo, 94, a resident of Junior and more recently a resident of The Valentine’s Personal Care Home of Elkins, departed this life at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the care facility.
She was born Sept. 14, 1911, at Junior, a daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison Row and Lovie Burkhammer Row.
On Aug. 29, 1931, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Clay Shomo, who preceded her in death March 8, 1979.
Mrs. Shomo is survived by four daughters, Louise Payne and husband, Cal, of Silver Spring, Md., Beverly Lievisse Adriaanse of Elkins, Debbie Day and husband, David, of Parkersburg and Judy Poe and husband, Don, of Arthurdale; two sisters, Ruth Weingarten of Nevada and Joy Williams of Morgantown; one brother, Ray Row and wife, Joan, of Martinsburg; and one brother-in-law, Kingsley Crowe of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Donald Stuart Shomo; one son-in-law, Jaap Lievisse Adriaanse; three sisters, Pauline Fitzwater, Nettie Steerman and Joanne Crowe; and one brother, Charles Thomas Row.
She attended the schools of Barbour County and the West Virginia Business College at Clarksburg. She was a homemaker, an avid quilter, worked as volunteer for the Heart and Hand Ministries, and a longtime member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Junior.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington on today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Tuesday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour when rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doyle Neil Rider officiating. Interment will follow in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery at Junior. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice Care, 929 Davis Ave, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Agnes Row Shomo.  From 1 May 2006.

Barbara S. Showen
Barbara Shannon Showen, a resident of Arlington, Va., departed this life Friday, April 21, 2006, at her home after a long illness.
She was the beloved wife of Charles R. Showen for 53 years.
Along with her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Ellen S. Standish and husband, William, of Charlotte, N.C.; and two granddaughters, Laura and Shannon Standish, both of Charlotte, N.C.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 25, at Maplewood Cemetery at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate and interment will follow. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in care of Polly O’Kernick, 105 Wilson Lane, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Barbara Shannon Showen. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 24 Apr 2006.

Billy A. Shrader
Billy Allen Shrader, 24, a resident of Mill Creek, where he had made his home with his mother, Debby Shrader, went to be with God at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2006, In Ruby Memorial Hospital. He had been in his usual health until being admitted to the hospital July 5, 2006. His death was unexpected.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Saturday after 4 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m. The Revs. Frank Long and Randy Long, pastors of the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Billy Allen Shrader. A more complete obituary will follow in Saturday's paper.  From 14 Jul 2006.

Billy A. Shrader
Billy Allen Shrader, 24, a resident of Mill Creek, where he had made his home with his mother, Debby Shrader, went  to  be with God on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at 7:55 a.m. in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Billy had been in his usual health until being admitted to the hospital on July 5, 2006.
Born April 5, 1982, in Elkins, he was the son of Debby Gear Shrader of Mill Creek and Greg Allen Shrader of Durbin.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his beautiful daughter, Hailey Jade Shrader, 4, at home; a sister, Amber Saltzman of Valley Bend; a brother, Zeth Trevor Shrader, also at home in Mill Creek; maternal grandmother, Ann Haden of Mill Creek; and his stepmother,
Ava Anne Shrader of Durbin. Also surviving is a stepsister, Ashley, and a stepbrother, Tim, both of Durbin;  and many, many loving  aunts, uncles, cousins, a nephew and friends. Three special friends, Beck, Ashley and Adam, who stayed by his side until he went to be with God, loved him as much as he loved them.
Preceding him in death was his paternal grandparents, Willard and Bonnie Shrader; and his maternal grandfather, William Gear.
Billy never met a stranger and always had a smile. He was a devoted, dedicated and loving father to his daughter and spent his time for her and with her.
He attended Tygarts Valley High School and liked playing video games and listening to music. When his grandfather Shrader was alive, Billy loved to hunt with him. Billy loved spending time with his family and friends. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who loved him and will remain a part of their hearts forever.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel today after 4 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frank Long and the Rev. Randy Long, pastors of the Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to crunner@cebridge.net. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Billy Allen Shrader. (304) 637-6717  From 15 Jul 2006.

William W. Shrader
William Walton Shrader, 71, of Franklin, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at his home.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Kimble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Creek Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Mac Fisher and Pastor Daryl Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Kimble Funeral Home services.  From 8 Nov 2006.

Kenneth S. Shreve
Kenneth S. “Ken” Shreve, 73, a resident of 114 Bell St. in Elkins, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at his residence. He had been in failing health for the past two years and his health began deteriorating in the last six to eight months.
Born May 4, 1933, at Huttonsville, he was the son of the late Forrest Russell and Addie Ruth Rosencrance Shreve.
Ken is survived by three daughters, Peggy S. Cowen and husband, Ernie, of Martinsburg, Patti A. Edwards of Buckhannon and Sharon K. Campbell and husband, Larry, of Akron, Ohio; one stepson, Kyle Dean of Staunton, Va.; and four sisters, Catherine M. Teter, Mona M. Shreve, Margaret L. Shifflett and Retha M. Shreve, all of Elkins. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were a stepson, Steven W. Dean; one brother, Richard B. Shreve; three infant brothers; one sister, Carolyn J. Keller; one infant sister; and a grandson, Kenneth Stafford Lewis Shreve.
Ken was last employed at R.E. Hutton Construction Co. installing drywall. He also co-owned and operated K&D Construction Co. He was a coal miner, lumberman and bartender. In his younger years, Ken was an avid hunter. He like tinkering around the house and doing odd jobs. Ken was a Protestant by faith. Ken was a former member of the old Elkins Moose Lodge, Elkins American Legion and Buckhannon and Elkins Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Ken will be greatly missed and remembered by all those who loved him.
Friends will be received after 6 p.m. today at F.E. Runner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 in Runner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Neil Parsons of Hambleton officiating. Interment will follow in American Legion Little Arlington Cemetery with Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars and H.W. Daniel’s Post 29 American Legion conducting full military rights. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Kenneth S. “Ken” Shreve. (637-6717) Expressions of sympathy may be made to ferunner@citynet.net.  From 26 Oct 2006. 

Myra L. Shreve
Myra Lea Shreve, 55, a resident of Beverly, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2006, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 24, 1950, at Sewickly, Pa., a daughter of the late Stanley and Kathleen Sinsel Haymond.
On May 11, 1968, she was married to Richard Shreve, who survives at Beverly.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard Shreve of Beverly and Aaron Shreve and fiance, Jennifer Cross, of Elkins; and one daughter, Tishonna “Tisha” Shreve and fiance, Brian Collett, of East Dailey. Three brothers, Allen Haymond and wife, Linda, of Moscow, Ohio, Dennis Haymond and wife, Sherry, of Beverly and Chris Haymond and wife, Julie, of Charleston; a granddaughter, Crystal Elizabeth Shreve of Norton; and three grandsons, Brian and Brandon Barrick and Isaiah David Shreve, all of Beverly, also survive.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Charles Haymond and Wayne H. Haymond; and a sister, Rachael Haymond Fitzwater.
Myra attended Elkins High School and the Gospel Light Tabernacle. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She would do anything for anyone at any time she was needed, often without asking her.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. A.H. Belt officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Memorial contributions may be made to Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Shreve. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Myra Lea Shreve.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Jan 2006. 

Myra L. Shreve
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. A.H. Belt officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Memorial contributions may be made to Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Shreve. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Myra Lea Shreve.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Jan 2006.

Myra L. Shreve
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. A.H. Belt officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Memorial contributions may be made to Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Shreve. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Myra Lea Shreve.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Jan 2006.

Mary P. Sigler
Mary P. Sigler, 55, a resident of Wendell, N.C., died at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at the home of her sister, Barbara Weaver, in Buckhannon under the care of Peoples Hospice of Clarksburg.
She was born Nov. 16, 1950, at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Paul Kesling and Katherine Smith Kesling, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are two daughters, Rhonda Thomas and husband, Richard, of Maryland and Kelly Etrata and husband, Nelson, of Hampton, Va.; two sons, Rick Sigler and wife, Lisa, and Paul Sigler, all of Wendell, N.C.; three granddaughters, Kayla, Grace and Brittney; three grandsons, Tyler, Ricky and Christopher; one brother, Michael Kesling of Buckhannon; and three sisters, Barbara Weaver of Buckhannon, Sue Barron and Lois Kesling, both of Pennsylvania.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom Kesling and Ronald Kesling.
She was a homemaker and member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge 598.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Ms. Sigler will be cremated and there will be no funeral services. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in her memory may do so to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 10 May 2006.

James M. Sikora
James Michael Sikora, 57, of Elkins, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Cremation services were provided by Hastings Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date at the convenience of the family. Hastings Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 11 Jan 2006.

James M. Sikora
James Michael Sikora was born in Youngstown, Ohio, Aug. 2, 1948, and departed from this earth Jan. 9, 2006. Death was unexpected.
James is survived by his wife, Cindy Owens Sikora; two stepsons, Travis O’Dell and Sampson O’Dell; his mother, Ann Sikora; two brothers, Larry and Billy Sikora; one sister, Joyce Sikora Jack; a special brother, Randy Riley and wife, Tara, of Hawaii; and several wonderful friends.
James was preceded in death by his father, John Sikora.
James was the owner of Coin Contracting Inc. He was a devoted and loving husband and had an extremely generous heart. He had a love for hunting and traveling, mostly to Wyoming and Canada for hunting adventures. His favorite pastimes were golf, going to his camp on Point Mountain near Webster Springs and listening to music. He was a hard worker and a good friend, who did a lot for everyone. He is loved and will be missed by all, especially his past and present employees. Everyone will remember him for his famous “Jimmy fits,” which he had down to a fine art.
A special service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Beanders/Due North in the upstairs meeting room.   From 12 Jan 2006.

James M. Sikora
James Michael Sikora was born in Youngstown, Ohio, Aug. 2, 1948, and departed from this earth Monday, Jan. 9, 2006. Death was unexpected.
James is survived by his wife, Cindy Owens Sikora; two stepsons, Travis O’Dell and Sampson O’Dell; his mother, Ann Sikora; two brothers, Larry and Billy Sikora; one sister, Joyce Sikora Jack; a special brother, Randy Riley and wife, Tara, of Hawaii; and several wonderful friends.
James was preceded in death by his father, John Sikora.
James was the owner of Coin Contracting Inc. He was a devoted and loving husband and had an extremely generous heart. He had a love for hunting and traveling, mostly to Wyoming and Canada for hunting adventures. His favorite pastimes were golf, going to his camp on Point Mountain near Webster Springs and listening to music. He was a hard worker and a good friend, who did a lot for everyone. He is loved and will be missed by all, especially his past and present employees. Everyone will remember him for his famous “Jimmy fits,” which he had down to a fine art.
A special service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Beanders/Due North in the upstairs meeting room.  From 13 Jan 2006.

Anthony W. Silvester
Anthony William “Tony” Silvester, 67, a resident of Coalton, departed this life Saturday afternoon, April 22, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest.
He was born Sunday, May 8, 1938, at Coalton, a son of the late Amedio “Meta” Silvester and Mary “Wilda” Scott Silvester. On April 15, 1967, at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, he was married to Carol Ann Harper, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Gregory Scott Silvester and wife, Anne, of Elkins; one daughter, Sandra Lynn Phillips and husband, Dennis, of Jimtown; three sisters, Phyllis Sager of Moorefield, Linda Pontius and husband, Don, of Midlothian, Va., and Christine Rannells and husband, Chas, of Manassas, Va.; four grandchildren, Paige and Logan Phillips and Lindsay and Lauren Silvester; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Lamar Sager; one nephew, Mark Sager; and one niece, Kim Rannells.
He was an outstanding basketball player for Coalton High School, graduating with the class of 1957. He served with the U.S. Army during the Cuban missile crisis, worked for the former Silvestro Brothers Coal Co., DeMotto Coal Co., the U.S. Steel Co. of Ohio, and he retired Nov. 30, 2004, from the West Virginia Department of Highways as a district store keeper with 32 years of service. He was a member of the Randolph County Basketball Hall of Fame, the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Coalton City Council, to which he had been elected in June 2005. He was an avid college basketball fan and horseshoe pitcher, a noted poker player and his grandchildren were the love of his life.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A prayer service Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. will be recited by the Rev. Fr. Eric Antwi. On Wednesday, April 26, Mr. Silvester will be moved to Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church at Coalton where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Eric Antwi will be the presider and interment will follow in Saint Vincent’s Cemetery at the Kingsville community where members of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Anthony William “Tony” Silvester. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 24 Apr 2006.

Anthony W. Silvester
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Today at 7:30 p.m. a prayer service will be recited by the Rev. Fr. Eric Antwi. Wednesday, April 26, Mr. Silvester will be moved to Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church at Coalton, where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Eric Antwi will be the presider and interment will follow in Saint Vincent’s Cemetery at the Kingsville Community, where members of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Anthony William “Tony” Silvester. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 25 Apr 2006.

Denzil Simmons II
Denzil David Simmons II, 46, a resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis Monday, March 6, 2006, in Tucker Center at Columbia, S.C.
He was born Sept. 16, 1959, at Elkins, a son of Judith Ketchum Simmons and the late Denzil David Simmons.
David had been a resident of Myrtle Beach for more than 22 years after moving from Sumter, S.C. He was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church, and very active as a member of the State Fire Marshall Association. Mr. Simmons was the fire and safety director at Coastal Carolina University and enjoyed volunteering his time with the Myrtle Beach youth at Pepper-Geddings Recreation Department. David was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a loving son, husband and father and his greatest legacy is his two boys, whom he loved with all his heart.
Survivors in addition to his mother of Conway, S.C., include his wife, Wendy Saul Simmons; two sons, Denzil David “Trey” Simmons III and James K. “Nathan” Simmons all of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Daniel David Simmons; and a sister, Derrenda Dawn Simmons, both of Conway, S.C.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. at Ocean View Baptist Church Saturday, March 11, with Dr. Steve Cromer officiating. The family will receive friends in the church’s parlor following the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to The Ocean View Baptist Church Youth Group or Singing Christmas Tree Funds in care of Dr. Steve Cromer, 7300 North Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572. Condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s online guest registry at www.msfh.net.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home (843-449-3396) is honored in serving the family.   From 8 Mar 2006.

Donald E. Simmons
Donald E. Simmons, 78, of Pickens, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel.  From 3 Apr 2006.

Donald E. Simmons
Donald Eugene Simmons, 78, of Elkins and formerly of Pickens, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
He was born April 1, 1928, in Randolph County, a son of the late Emmit and Nonna Belle Tenney Simmons.
He was united in marriage April 30, 1966, to Mary Geneva Reaser Simmons, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Shelia and husband, Gula Somogyi, of Jacksonville, Fla., Janet Shaffer of Lorain, Ohio, Yvonne Pugh of Elkins, Sandy Tenney and husband, Jeff, of Pickens and Rita Carpenter and husband, Leonard, of Hacker Valley; three sons, Eugene Simmons of Elkins, Randy Simmons and wife, Debbie, of Jacksonville, Fla., and John Simmons of Cleveland, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Simmons of Pickens, Sherwood Simmons of Buckhannon and Purly Simmons of Alexander; and five sisters, Reta Murphy of Buckhannon, June McClure of Pickens, Mary Alice McClure of Hemlock, Clarabelle Friend of Gaines and Delma Howe of Cleveland, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Simmons.
Mr. Simmons served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He attended Pickens Baptist Church.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Gower officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 & 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 4 Apr 2006.

Ethel V. Simmons
Ethel Virginia Simmons, 77, a resident of Route 1 Elkins, the Chenoweth Creek Road, passed away at 2 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2006, at her home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Ethel Virginia Simmons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Jun 2006. 

Ethel V. Simmons
Ethel Virginia Simmons, 77, a resident of Route 1, Elkins, the Chenoweth Creek Road, passed away at 2 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2006, at her home following a long illness. Family members and loved ones were at her side. She was under the care of Mountain Hospice.
She was born Feb. 8, 1929, a daughter of the late Earl and Pearl Kizamore.
She was twice married. First, she married Fred Lambert, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 28, 1966, at Oakland, Md., she married Carl Simmons, who survives.
Also surviving are six children, Patty Palmer and husband, Larry, Shirley Clingerman, Alan Simmons and wife, Amanda, Dennis Lambert and fiance, Janet Bodkins, all of Elkins, Robert Lambert and wife, Jean, of Goshen, Ind. and Stanley Lambert and wife, Kim, of Glady. Eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Lester of Elkins and Ruth Poling of Parsons; two brothers, Harl Lambert of Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon and Junior Lambert and wife, Joann, of Elkins: and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Also preceding her in death was a sister, Icie Lambert.
Mrs. Simmons was a member of the Randolph County Senior Center and sang in the Melody Chorus until her illness prohibited her from doing so. She touched many lives, was a loving wife, mother and friend. She spent most of her time with family and serving the Lord. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 9, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert L. Lowther and Pastor David Collins officiating. Interment will follow in American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mrs. Simmons. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ethel Virginia Kizamore Lambert Simmons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Jun 2006.

Ethel V. Simmons
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. Friday, June 9, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert L. Lowther and Pastor David Collins officiating. Interment will follow in American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mrs. Simmons. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ethel Virginia Kizamore Lambert Simmons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Jun 2006.

Eugene N. Simmons and Frances Simmons
Mr. Eugene Neil Simmons, 79, died on Aug. 1, 2006. The cause of death was cancer.
He was born Jan. 22, 1927, at Sheffield, Pa. He was the son of the late Allison and Audra Simmons. He was the grandson of the late Clara Lipps of Blaine Avenue. His paternal grandparents were the late Henry and Druscilla Simmons of Hazelwood.
He served as a master chief in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired engineer with Disney World.
Mrs. Frances Atkinson Simmons, 75, died on June 4, 2006. The cause of death was cancer.
She was born Jan. 30, 1931, at Frontenac, Fla.
She was a retired floral designer for Lindvall Florist in Haines City, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Simmons lived in Elkins, after Mr. Simmons was discharged from the Navy, and while he attended Davis & Elkins College. They then settled in Cocoa, Fla. and then moved to Haines City, Fla.
They are survived by their daughter, Betty Walls of Dauphin Island, Ala.; sons, Bruce Cameron Simmons of Elizabeth City, N.C., Gary Stephen Simmons of Haines City, Fla., Brian Eugene Simmons of Jupiter, Fla. and Randall Scott Simmons of Lake City, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge, Fla.  From 10 Aug 2006.

Garland E. Simmons
Garland Eugene “Sing” Simmons, 78, a resident of Parsons, and more recently a resident of the Cortland Acres Nursing Home of Thomas, departed this life Thursday evening, Dec. 7, 2006, in the nursing home.
He was born Wednesday, July 18, 1928, at Benbush, a son of the late Gilbert John Simmons and Sylvia Gae Poling Simmons.
On May 7, 1949, he was married to the former Verla Ellen Lipscomb, who preceded him in death Dec. 31, 1999.
Surviving are one son, Donald Eugene Simmons of State College, Pa.: one daughter, Ronda Gae Baldwin and husband, James, of Lamar, Mo.; one sister, Dorla Gae Digman of Parsons; and two grandchildren, Kimberly Merideth and James “Jimmy” Baldwin of Missouri.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1947. He was a former employee of the former Dorman Mills of Parsons, Dale Barr’s Electric, Dandrick’s Electric and Roberts Estates. He was self-employed with Sing’s Electric and was information foreman for Bonner’s Auto Body.
He was preceded in death by two infant brothers.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Sunday at 1 p.m.. Pastor Allen Dale Crosten will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Garland Eugene “Sing” Simmons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Dec 2006.

Helen C. Simmons
Helen Conner Simmons, 93, formerly of Greensboro, N.C., Charleston and Elkins, passed from this earth Oct. 15, 2006, at Hickory Hill in Burkeville, Va.
She is survived by daughters and their husbands, Judy and John Wilchek of Destrehan, La., and Pat and Mike Clifford of Jetersville, Va.; grandson, Preston Wilchek; three nieces; and one nephew.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon; and a grandson, Andy Clifford.
A mass in celebration of her life will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Blackstone, Va. Ashes will be interred at Amelia Presbyterian Cemetery.  From 19 Oct 2006.

John Simmons Jr.
John E. Simmons Jr., 80, passed away Aug. 22, 2006, in Orange Park, Fla.
He was born at Elkins and retired from the U.S. Navy after 28 years.
Survivors include his daughter, Margaret (Allan) Braind; sister, Nancy McCullough; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were private. Arrangements were handled by Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, Orange Park, Fla.  From 24 Aug 2006.

June E. Simmons
June Elner Simmons, 80, a resident of Hacker Valley, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, in Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington after an extended illness.
He was born June 12, 1925, in Webster County, a son of the late Elza Simmons and Alice Roena Cowger Simmons.
Surviving are his wife, Bertha Pearl Carpenter Simmons of Hacker Valley; seven daughters, Joan Sue (Carl) Williams of Buckhannon, Janice (Ernest Jr.) Lower of Buckhannon, Linda (Henry) Cochran of Wellington, Ohio, Charlene (Ernie) Johnson of Buckhannon, Doris (Robert) Neenan of Wellington, Ohio, Zelda (Rick) Bender of Hacker Valley and Jill (Donald) Stemple of Buckhannon; four sons, Gary (Barbara) Simmons and Noah (Diane) Simmons, of Lodi, Ohio, Virgil Joey (Sylvia) Simmons and Shelby (Hilda) Simmons, of Hacker Valley; grandchildren, Douglas, Shelley, Diane, Laticia, Debbie, Brian, Carrie, Eric, Nicholas, Teal, Melissa, Clarissa, Catlin, Kara and Shelbie Lynn; and great-grandchildren, Trevor, Tiffany, Jennifer and Kiara.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a lifelong resident of Webster County. He was a woodsman, an avid outdoorsman and gardener and was a Christian by faith.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Edward McDaniels of Buckhannon officiating. Interment will follow in Ware Cemetery at Hacker Valley. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 7 Harman Center, Suite 203, Grafton, W.Va. 26354. Dodd & Reed Funeral Home of Webster Springs is in charge of the arrangements.   From 2 May 2006.

Marsha C. Simmons
Marsha Carolyn Simmons, 51, of 1000 12 Oaks Drive in Elkins, passed away Oct. 26, 2006, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident along U.S. 250/219.
She was born at Gloucester, Mass., July, 31 1955, to Sandra Goslin of Gaston-Lost Creek.
She was united in marriage on May 22, 1992, to Bradley Edward Simmons, who survives.
Mrs. Simmons was an electrical operations manager for Allegheny Power Co. for 30 years. She was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Clarksburg and a member of the Franklin Lions Club. She graduated from South Harrison High School.
She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Friend of 2555 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio 43953; two sisters, Sue Surock of Clarksburg and Barbara Gaston of Mt. Clare; four brothers, David Gaston of Columbus, Ohio, Michael Gaston of Lost Creek, Bobby Gaston of Mt. Clare and Tim Gaston of Columbus, Ohio.
The family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be held at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin Sunday Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Craig Richter officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  From 28 Oct 2006.

Marsha Simmons
Marsha Carolyn Simmons, 51, of 1000 Twelve Oaks Drive, Elkins, passed away Oct. 26, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident along U.S. 250/219.
She was born in Gloucester, Mass., on July 31, 1955, to Sandra Gaston of Lost Creek.
She was united in marriage on May 22, 1992, to Bradley E. Simmons, who survives.
Mrs. Simmons was an electrical operations manager for Allegheny Power Co. for 30 years. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Clarksburg, and a member of Franklin Lions Club. She graduated from South Harrison High School.
She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Friend and husband, Matt, of Wintersville, Ohio; two sisters, Sue Surock of Clarksburg and Barbara Gaston of Mount Clare; four brothers, David and Tim of Columbus, Ohio, Michael of Lost Creek and Bobby of Mt. Clare.
The family will receive friends at Lost Creek United Methodist Church for a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, with Pastor Ann Crawford presiding. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  From 8 Nov 2006.

Maxine D. Simmons
Maxine Doris White Simmons, 72, a resident of Currance Street, Parsons, departed this life Sunday morning, Aug. 20, 2006, at her home. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Maxine Doris White Simmons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 and 22 Aug 2006.

Maxine D. Simmons
Maxine Doris White Simmons, 72, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Sunday morning, Aug. 20, 2006, at her home. She had been in declining health.
She was born Sunday, Feb. 25, 1934, at Harman, a daughter of the late George Washington White and Carrie Pennington White.
She married Dearl C. Simmons in 1952 and traveled extensively with him during his Air Force career, before settling in Parsons.
Surviving are six children, Ronald Lynn Simmons and wife, Karen, of Harker Heights, Texas, Pamela Ann Gonzales and husband, Andy of Del Rio, Texas, Terry Glenn Simmons and wife, Teresa, of Parsons, Charles David Simmons and wife, Mary, of Winchester, Va., Mary Ellen Pearson and husband, Ted, of Follansbee and Donna Jean Bishoff and husband, Chris, of Parsons; four brothers, Charles Graham and wife, Ann, of Aurora, Colo., George W. White Jr. and wife, Irene, of Bricktown, N.J., Roy White and wife, Grace, of Elkins and George Nelson and wife, Judy, of West Minister, Md.; 13 grandchildren, Melanie McIlwaine, Jennifer Simmons, Shaun Gonzales, Christopher Gonzales, Chasity Sharp, Brandon Corcoran, Ashley Corcoran, Michael Corcoran, Christopher Corcoran, Brittany Pearson, Tiffany Pearson, Jessica Bishoff and Zachary Bishoff; and a longtime friend, Edward Lee Tennant.
Preceding her in death was one sister, Mary Marie White.
She was a graduate of Aurora High School with the class of 1952. She was a former employee of the Shop-n-Save at Parsons, Island Creek Coal Co. of Bayard, Big Tee Family Restaurant and the H&P Store of Parsons. She was employed as a food service supervisor at the Davis Center for 21 years. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Parsons and graduated from the Institute of Biblical Studies of Lynchburg, Va.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Thursday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. Pastor Allen Dale Crosten will officiate and interment will follow in Pennington Cemetery at Dryfork. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Maxine Doris White Simmons. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Aug 2006.

Melvin H. Simmons
Melvin Harry Simmons, 70, a resident of Herndon, Va., for many years before moving to Ashburn, Va., in 2002, died on Tuesday Sept. 5, 2006, in Lansdowne, Va.
Mr. Simmons is survived by his beloved wife, Linda Jean Simmons of Ashburn, Va.; two children, Michael Simmons of Tampa, Fla., and Jo Ann Murray of Ashburn, Va.; two brothers, Jack Simmons of Oakland, Md., and Keith Simons of Morgantown; two grandsons, Joseph Murray and Harrison Simmons; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Friends were received on Sept. 7 at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Center. S.E., Leesburg, Va. Services followed on Sept. 8 at the funeral home with Dr. G. Keith Almond officiating. Interment was in Hillsboro Cemetery at Hillsboro, Va.
Mr. Simmons was born April 8, 1936, at Davis, to the late Harry E. and Mary Bonner Simmons.
He served his country as a helicopter crew chief in the U.S. Army. Mr. Simmons had worked in the parts department of many Northern Virginia area Ford dealerships before his retirement.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216. Arrangements were by Loudoun Funeral Chapel, Leesburg, Va.  From 11 Sep 2006.

Randall S. Simmons
Randall Shane “Randy” Simmons, 49, a resident of 301 Custer St. in Belington, departed this life Friday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2006, in the emergency department of Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident earlier that day in the Highland Park area near Elkins.
He was born Dec. 13, 1956, at Elkins, a son of Clyde G. and Naomi Peryl Simmons, who survive in Highland Park.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three daughters, Angela Daniels and husband, Darian, of Elkins, Brandy Williams and husband, David, of Belington and Shana Simmons at home; one sister, Maureen Kittle and husband, Mike, of Harding; and his loving friend and companion, Lucy Kirby, of Belington.
Also surviving are three uncles, Fred Simmons and wife, Geraldine, Eldon Simmons and wife, Lois, and Carl Simmons; three aunts, Juanita Sharp, Georgia Shiflett and husband, Paul, and Mary Simmons. Other survivors include two former wives, Phyllis Collett of Junior and Mary Simmons of Beverly; two grandchildren, Austin Williams and Lauren Ray; one niece, Shellie Skidmore and husband, Mark; a great-niece, Brianna Witek; and a great-nephew, Jesse Skidmore.
Randy attended the schools of Randolph County and was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1975. He was employed with the Kingsford Charcoal Plant in Parsons. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, was an avid hunter and fisherman and attended the Weaver Church of the Nazarene.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doyle Neil Rider officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillyard Cemetery near Junior. Talbott Funeral home of Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Randall Shane “Randy” Simmons.  From 14 Aug 2006.

Ruth M. Simmons
Ruth Marie Simmons, 92, of Marlinton and formerly of Bartow, passed away Sept. 17, 2006, in Pocahontas Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Simmons was born Oct. 24, 1913, at Hightown, Va., a daughter of the late Hamilton and Radie Hise Moyers.
Surviving are one son, John Simmons and wife, Judi, of Bartow; two sisters, Lucy Crum of Painesville, Ohio, and Rebecca Reda of Mill Creek; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Simmons; daughters, Kathryn Lockridge, Dorene Mullenax and Nancy Workman; and son, Douglas Simmons.
She was a maid at the Hermitage Motel and a homemaker.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the funeral home with the Rev. Donnie Curry officiating. Interment will follow in Arbovale Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements.  From 19 Sep 2006. 

W. Jettie Simmons
W. Jettie Simmons, 86, of Petersburg, died Friday, June 23, 2006, in Grant Memorial Hospital at Petersburg.
Family will receive friends Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Petersburg Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Larry M. Cantu and Pastor David W. Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 24 Jun 2006.

Robert S. Simons
Robert S. Simons, 88, a resident of Adrian, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, in Buckhannon Medical Center at Buckhannon.
He was born Sept. 22, 1917, at Abbott, a son of the late S. Floyd Simons and Martha Snider Simons.
On April 6, 1943, he was united in marriage to Verna Lucille Riffle Simons, who preceded him in death April 6, 1983.
Surviving are one son, John R. and wife, Rita Simons, of Adrian; one granddaughter, Kimberly DeJesus of Abbott; and two grandsons, Robert M. Simons of Atlanta, Ga., and James B. Simons of Abbott.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
He was a school teacher for Upshur County Board of Education and a farmer. He was a member of Tennerton Lions Club, Upshur County Farm Bureau and Buckhannon Moose Lodge 598.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the funeral home with the Rev. Nancy Killingsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Point Pleasant Church Cemetery at Abbott. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 10 Mar 2006.

Marjorie Simpson
Marjorie Anne Mather Simpson, 81, a resident of Main Street, Elkins, departed this life early Monday morning, Nov. 13, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born Monday, May 11, 1925, at Bellevue, Pa., a daughter of the late John C. Mather and Marjorie Gail Spears Mather.
She was married to Harry D. Simpson, who preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1994.
Surviving her are six sons, Charles M. Thomas of Warm Springs, Va., John N. Thomas of Capon Springs, Stephen S. Thomas of Denver, Colo., David W. Thomas and R. Mark Thomas, both of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Robert S. Simpson of Cumberland, Md.; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Preceding her in death was one son, William Andrew Simpson.
She was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1943, was a homemaker and attended the First Church of Christ.
Friends will be received at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. Evangelist Gary L. Kendall Sr. will officiate and interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Marjorie Anne Mather Simpson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Nov 2006. 

John R. Sines
John Robert Sines, 68, of Buckhannon, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 8, 2006, peacefully at his home after an extended illness under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.
He was born June 19, 1937, at Fairview, a son of the late George and Nola K. Sines Schultz.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Beale and husband, Larry Lough, of Weston and Beth and husband, Mike Griffeth, of Jane Lew; one son, Steve Sines and wife, Melinda Smith Sines, of Buckhannon. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Bryan Hitt, Chelsy Hitt, Amanda Beale, Cody Griffeth, Melia Sines and Katie Sines.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Maude Machesney, who raised him; also two infant sisters; and one brother, Frank Schultz.
Mr. Sines was a retired coal miner with 25 years of service and was employed as the van driver for the region Seven Aging Service until the time of his death. He was a Christian; he had a great love for God, his family and friends.
At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated. Private memorial services will be conducted at a later date. This announce courtesy of Heavner & Cutright Funeral Home.  From 11 Apr 2006.

Kim R. Sines
Kim Renee Sines, 45, a resident of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at her home.
She was born Dec. 27, 1960, at Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late Burlin Zickefoose and Marcia M. Brown Zickefoose of Buckhannon.
On July 22, 1978, she was married to Ray L. Sines, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Justin Tyler Sines of Buckhannon; one sister, Shari Lynn Smith and husband, Glen, of Buckhannon; and three brothers, Victor B. Zickefoose and wife, Linda, of Buckhannon, Shane Zickefoose and wife, Heather, of Beckley and Chris C. Zickefoose and wife, Tracy, of Buckhannon; and many loved nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death was one son, Jeremy Chad Sines.
She was a produce manager for Save-A-Lot and attended South Buckhannon Mission Church. Kim loved people and life. She loved cooking for people and having them over to visit. She had many friends.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Lowther. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 16 Sep 2006.

Lettie M. Sites
Lettie M. Evans Sites, 87, of Dorcas, died Monday, June 26, 2006, in Winchester Medical Center at Winchester, Va.
Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastors Steve Davis and Craig Howard officiating. Interment will be in Whispering Winds Cemetery Inc. at Dorcas. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 27 Jun 2006.

Mae Sites
Mae Sites, 96, of Dorcas, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, in Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Revs. Paul Donaldson, Paul D. Dye, James A. Ash and Steve Davis officiating. Interment will follow in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens at Petersburg. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 24 Oct 2006. 

Russell E. Skidmore
Mr. Russell Earl Skidmore, 71, a resident of Route 2, Clarksburg, and more recently a resident of Clarksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, departed this life at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the center. He had been in declining health for the past several months.
He was born Aug. 24, 1934, at Junior, a son of the late Claude Harold Skidmore and Alma Pearl Moore Skidmore.
On Jan. 22, 1955, at the Belington Baptist Church, he was united in marriage to the former Norigail Rosenberger, who survives at their home in Clarksburg.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Skidmore is survived by one son, James Howard Skidmore of Clarksburg; one daughter Janet Christine Parramore of Winter Park, Fla.; four grandchildren, Michael Skidmore, Andrew Skidmore, John Russell Skidmore and Zachary Parramore. Also surviving are two brothers, Eddie and Jimmy Skidmore; and two sisters, Sue Spencer and Eleanor Bibey.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Skidmore; and one sister, Betty “Booper” Ferguson.
Mr. Skidmore attended the schools of Barbour County and graduated from Belington High School with the class of 1953. He was a former glass worker having been employed at Adamston Flat Glass, and had retired from the Harrison County Board of Education. He had assisted with Pop Warner Football in Harrison County and was a member of Eastview United Methodist Church of Clarksburg.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington Tuesday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and again Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral hour when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doyle Neil Rider officiating. At the request of the deceased, his remains will be cremated. At the request of the family, flowers are to be omitted and expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Eastview United Methodist Church, Route 2, Box 597A, Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301. Talbott Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Russell Earl Skidmore.  From 1 May 2006.

Gordon E. Slaubaugh
Gordon E. “Johnny” Slaubaugh, 83, of Cleveland, Ohio and formerly of Horse Shoe Run, passed away April 25, 2006.
He was born Oct. 24, 1922, at Horse Shoe Run, a son of the late Julius and Iva Sell Slaubaugh.
He was the beloved husband of 59 years of Mary Frances “Sue” Beckman Slaubaugh; father of Terry (Mike) Smith and Susan Danene (Helmut) Weiher; loving grandfather of Amy Ballinger and Bryan Klingenbery; great-grandfather of two; and brother of Arthur Slaubaugh.
He worked as a proprietor of a service station and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home in Davis from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the funeral home with Pastor Doug Horner officiating. Interment will follow in Eglon Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 27 Apr 2006.

Richard B. Slayton
Richard B. “Dick” Slayton, 78, a former resident of Coalton and a resident of Nella’s for the past three months, passed away at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday.
Born Jan. 31, 1928, he was the son of the late Cam and Dolly Jackson Slayton.
In 1948, he was united in marriage to the former Norma Jean Himes, who preceded him in death in 2000.
Dick is survived by two daughters, Connie Starkey of Coalton and Dolly Crawford and husband, Leonard, of Santee, S.C.; four sons, Johnnie Slayton and wife, Rosemary and Joey Slayton, both of Akron, Ohio, Tim Slayton and companion, Stephanie, of Elkins and Richey Slayton of Coalton; and two brothers, Ronnie Slayton of Elkhart, Ind., and Robert “Bob” Slayton, a resident of Nella’s. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife was an infant sister, Mary Francis Slayton.
Dick was a coal miner and had been employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways. He worked in the Coalton Twelve Year School in maintenance until retiring. He was a Protestant by faith. Spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, was his greatest hobby. He will be greatly missed by all of those who loved him and will always remain in their hearts.
Friends will be received after 6 p.m. Thursday at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, from the Runner chapel. The Rev. A.H. Belt, pastor of Gospel Light Tabernacle, will officiate. Interment will follow in Mt. State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to crunner@cebridge.net. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge if the arrangements for Richard B. “Dick” Slayton. (637-6717)  From 2 Aug 2006.

Ronnie Smallridge
Ronnie Lee Smallridge, 64, of Charleston and formerly of Buckhannon, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, in Oak Ridge Center at Charleston.
He was born Aug. 21, 1942, at Buckhannon, a son of the late Stanley and Lena Sayre Smallridge.
Surviving are one brother, Johnny Smallridge of Northport, Ala.; three sisters, Jowann Hill and husband, Howard, of Panama City, Fla., Sue Boggess of Northport, Ala., and Terry Ann Luikart and husband, David, of South Charleston; three nieces and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by one nephew and one brother-in-law.
He was a custodian at West Virginia Rehabilitation Center for 17 years and was Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour. Interment will follow in Upshur County Memorial Park at Tennerton. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Ronnie L. Smallridge.   From 23 Oct 2006.

Alice M. Smith
Alice Mae Degler Smith of Parsons, and more recently a resident of Colonial Place in Elkins, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday July 23, 2006.
She was born Sept. 15, 1919, at Davis, a daughter of the late William Webster and Marie Swearingen Degler.
She made her home in Hambleton, with her grandparents, Charles Wesley and Fannie Bell Baker Swearingen and her aunt, Elizabeth Ann Swearingen. She attended Hambleton public school, graduated from Parsons High School with the class of 1936 and was inducted into the Parsons High School Alumni Hall of Fame on May 25, 1996.
She received associate and bachelor degrees form Davis & Elkins College, was a member of the Half-Century Club at the college and earned a MBA degree from Kent State University. She was the first clerk for the Monongahela Power Co., when that office was opened in Parsons in 1941.
She served 38 months on active duty with the U.S. Women Marines during World War II and was discharged with the rank of technical sergeant. She worked as Company “C” clerk with the State Police, West Virginia Department of Public Safety for eight years.
She was a retired educator from Mahoning County, Ohio, taught part-time at Mount Union College, was a life member of The Ohio Education Association & American Vocational Association and a member of the Presbyterian Church since 1932. She was a 50-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Blackwater Chapter, having joined in December of 1944 and served as chapter regent from 1981 to 1987 She was married to Elliott Kepler Smith, who preceded her in death July 29, 1998.  From 26 Jul 2006.

Bessie V. Smith
Bessie Vera Smith, 102, a resident of French Creek, the Laurel Fork community, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, in Holbrook Nursing Home at Buckhannon.
She was born April 17, 1904, at Laurel Fork, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Louverna Howes Buchanan.
On Aug. 31, 1927, she was married to Hale Smith, who passed away March 26, 1978.
Surviving are three daughters, Jean Marks and husband, Charles, Louise Dean and Carolyn Tenney and husband, Elmer, all of Buckhannon; two grandsons, James Dean and wife, Carla, of Laurel Fork Community and Charles “Chuck” Marks and wife, Nancy, of Sutter, Calif.; and one great-grandson, Joshua Alan Marks.
Preceding her in death were one son, Ronald Edwin Smith; one grandson, Ronald Michael Tenney; three sisters; and two brothers.
She was a homemaker and attended the Laurel Fork United Methodist Church. Bessie enjoyed needlework, cooking and making her favorite homemade bread. She was a Sunday school teacher and wonderful Christian lady. She had opened her home to many community gatherings and invited churches for fellowships and baptisms and many people will remember enjoying the swimming hole.
Viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8, at the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Rex Young will officiate and interment will follow in Center Chapel Cemetery at Carter. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 5 Jun 2006.

Carl W. Smith II
Carl Wilson Smith II, 55, of Verona, Va., and formerly of Parkersburg, went home to be with his heavenly father on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, in Raleigh, N.C.
He was born Oct. 14, 1950, at Buckhannon, the son of Carl W. and Kathleen Hamrick Smith of Parkersburg.
He was a truck driver for Meade Trucking of Verona, Va. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Luce DLG 7 Radar & OI Division during the Vietnam War. He was a 20-year member of American Legion Post 15 in Parkersburg. He was a 1969 graduate of Ravenswood High School and a member of the North United Methodist Church in Ravenswood.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by sister, Cherie Leigh Stalling and her husband, Jeffery A., of Houston, Texas; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lee and Gladys Mackey Smith; and his maternal grandparents, Ray L. and Rosa B. Hamrick.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Sunset Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 22 May 2006.

Delia E. Smith
Delia Ellen Smith, 93, a resident of Elkins and formerly of Buckhannon and Czar, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
She was born May 22, 1913, at Czar, a daughter of the late Joseph Dexter and Mary Jane Tenney Cutright.
On Jan. 2, 1931, she married Clark Smith, who passed away Sept. 11, 2001.
Surviving are a daughter, Lena Sneberger of Czar; a son, James Edward Smith of Helvetia; and 10 grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Doris Virginia Morgan; three sisters and four brothers.
She was a homemaker and member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. During her life, she loved quilting, horseback riding and to help take care of others.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Pine Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Conrad Tenney officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Upshur County Humane Society. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for Delia Ellen Smith.  From 8 Aug 2006.

Elizabeth M. Smith
Elizabeth Marie Magnuson Smith, 80, died March 7, 2006, in Spring Creek Health Care Center at Fort Collins, Colo. form complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Born in Duluth, Minn., Sept. 2, 1925, to Swedish immigrants Charles Magne Magnuson and Elizabeth Helena Berg Magnuson, Libby led an interesting life. She was educated at the University of Minnesota Laboratory School and Stanbrook Hall in Duluth, Dana Hall in Wellesley, Mass., and Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, where Libby earned a bachelor’s degree in English. She turned this into a career in journalism and broadcasting. Libby Smith became a pioneer in the emerging television industry as the first woman on camera in Duluth for NBC affiliate WDSM.
Married from 1946 to 1951 to Cyrus Scott Smith of Elkins, Libby’s survivors include her former husband, Cyrus; her daughter, Sandy Butler of Fort Collins, Colo.; and her son, Scott Smith of Del Mar, Calif. Also surviving are grandchildren, Kate Davis of Berthoud, Colo., and Connor Smith of Del Mar, Calif; and great-granddaughter, Laura Davis of Berthoud, Colo.
The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association to speed discovery of a cure for this devastating disease. A private burial will take place in Duluth, Minn. No memorial service will be conducted in Fort Collins.
Libby’s life reminds us that life is not a dress rehearsal.
Allnutt-Drake Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 10 Mar 2006.

Everett P. Smith II
Everett Paul Smith II, 42, of Delbarton, formerly of Buckhannon, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, in Williamson Memorial Hospital in Williamson.
He was born May 1, 1964, at Buckhannon, a son of the late Rev. Everett Paul Smith Sr. and Carolyn Ann Black Smith Brown of Buckhannon.
Mr. Smith is survived by his mother, Carolyn Ann (Black) Smith Brown and husband, Bud, of Buckhannon; his wife, Kimberly (Carpenter) Smith of Delbarton; two daughters, Brittany Smith and Kelley Danielle Smith; and two sisters, Donna Thompson and husband, Ben, of French Creek and Delorse Ann Smith of Buckhannon.
He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Everett Paul Smith Sr.; and a son, Everett Paul Smith III.
Mr. Smith was a heavy equipment operator and a strip foreman having worked for Appalachian Fuels of Buffalo. He attended the Jesus Way Church of Belfry, Ky.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon with a special service at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ravin Fields and the Rev. Okie Varney officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Tallmansville. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family of Everett Paul Smith II at www.polingstclair.com.  From 7 Nov 2006.

Gerald D. Smith
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 19, at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Kile officiating. Interment will be at the Ruddle Church Cemetery at Ruddle with military graveside services conducted by members of the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  From 17 May 2006.

Hunter A. Smith
Hunter Anthony Smith, newborn son of Steve and Lori Smith of Elkins, passed away Friday, April 14, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Hunter Anthony Smith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 17 Apr 2006. 

Hunter A. Smith
Hunter Anthony Smith, infant son of Steve and Lori See Smith of Elkins, passed away Friday, April 14, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
In addition to his parents, Hunter is survived by brothers, Joshua and Trevor, and sister, Briana, all at home. Maternal grandparents, Shelva and David See of Montrose; paternal grandparents, Sandra and Roger Nelson of Elkins and Steve Smith of Buckhannon; maternal great-grandmothers, Willodean Blankenship of Montrose and Louise See of Valley Head; and several aunts, uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles also survive.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate and interment will follow. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for infant Hunter Anthony Smith.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 18  Apr 2006.

Hunter A. Smith
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate and interment will follow. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for infant Hunter Anthony Smith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Apr 2006. 

Luther K. Smith Jr.
Luther K. Smith Jr., 51, of Bartow, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Visitation will take place from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Thornwood Community Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, also at the Thornwood Community Church. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 16 May 2006.

Luther K. Smith
Luther K. Smith Jr., 51, of Bartow, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Visitation will take place from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Thornwood Community Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, also at the Thornwood Community Church, with the Rev. Paul Arbogast officiating. Interment will follow in the Lambert Cemetery. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please send online condolences to www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.  From 17 May 2006.

Mary L. Smith
Mary Lou Dean Smith, 76, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, June 7, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown. She had been in declining health since suffering a heart attack on Easter.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Mary Lou Dean Smith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Jun 2006.

Mary L. Smith
Mary Lou Dean Smith, 76, a lifelong resident of the Harpertown community, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, June 7, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown. She had been in declining health since suffering a heart attack on Easter.
She was born Saturday, Jan. 25, 1930, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Thomas W. Dean Sr. and Malinda Chloe Godwin Dean.
On Oct. 28, 1949, at Elkins, she was married to Maynard Earl Smith, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert Earl Smith and Linda Phares of Clarksburg and David Alan Smith and wife, Deborah Johnson Smith, of Elkins; one brother, Thomas W. Dean Jr. and wife, Jean, of Elkins; one granddaughter, Valerie Bunnell; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Zoe, all of Clarksburg.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were one infant son, Randall Greg Smith; one brother, Richard Leslie Vanscoy; one granddaughter, Michelle Dawn Smith; and one great-granddaughter Sara VanHorn.
Mary was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1949, was a homemaker and had retired as a cook for the Randolph County Board of Education. She was a loving caregiver and enjoyed gardening, flowers and car rides.
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, June 10, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow in American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery at Cravensdale. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Lou Dean Smith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Jun 2006. 

Ned P. Smith
Ned P. Smith, 77, a resident of Bush Avenue, Philippi, passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 5, 1929, at Burnsville, a son of the late Howard W. and Mima E. (Ward) Smith.
He was united in marriage, Oct. 30, 1947, to Anabel E. Smith, who preceded him in death Jan. 19, 1996.
Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie and husband, Don Jones, of Elkins and Misty A. Smith of Clarksburg; three sons, David L. and wife, Pam Smith, of Philippi, Larry L. and wife, Marianne Smith, of Bridgeport and Brian K. Smith of Philippi; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by one brother, Howard “Bud” Smith; and one sister, Marjorie Durling.
Mr. Smith was a pharmacist, owner and operator of Smith’s Drug Store and also part owner of Davis Drug Store. Mr. Smith served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict, he was past master of the Bigelow Lodge 52 AF&AM and a 32nd degree mason. He was a member of Tygart Valley Shrine Club, Osiris Shrine, an active member and past president of the Red Fezz Patrol. He was a member of Philippi Presbyterian Church. Mr. Smith attended West Virginia University and was a graduate from Ohio Northern University School of Pharmacy.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the service hour, with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Unger officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 17 Nov 2006. 

Phyllis D. Smith
Phyllis D. Smith, 91, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away Saturday afternoon, Dec. 23, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been ill for several weeks but her death was unexpected.
She was born June 20, 1915, at Mill Creek, a daughter of the late Felix Earl and Lillian Margaret Gatrell Currence.
On Oct. 24, 1935, she was united in marriage to Harvey D. Smith of Mill Creek, who preceded her in death on May 14, 1973.
Surviving are three sons, Paul “Denny” Smith and wife, Patricia, of Elkins, Larry D. Smith and wife, Joyce, of Mill Creek and Randall “Randy” Smith of Buckhannon; two daughters, Glenna “Sis” Haddix of Amherst, Ohio, and Connie Light and husband, Earl, of Mill Creek. Sixteen grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Also preceding her in death were two sons, Harvey Smith Jr. and Glenn E. Smith; a granddaughter, Erica Smith; a brother, Phil Currence; and a sister, Edith Lloyd.
Phyllis was a loving wife and mother and memories of her will always be cherished by her children and the extended family. Rest in peace dear Mother. We love you.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with Mike Haddix officiating. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Smith. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Phyllis D. Smith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Dec 2006.

Richard P. Smith
Richard Pershing Smith, 86, a resident of Baltimore, Md., died Jan. 23, 2006, in Lighthouse Senior Living Center at Baltimore, Md.
He was born March 29, 1919, at Circleville, a son of the late William Lester Smith and Beulah Calhoun Smith.
He was married to Lora Clara Murphy Smith, who preceded him Jan. 31, 2005.
He is survived by one daughter, Joanna Robbins of Knoxville, Md.; one son, Earl R. Smith of Harrisonburg, Va.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Mary Huffman of Philadelphia, Pa., Rebecca Keller of Cambridge City, Ind. and Katherine Nelson of Charleston, S.C.; and two brothers, Conway Smith of Circleville and William Lester Smith Jr. of Harrisonburg, Va.
He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Jeffery Earl Smith; and his twin brother, Raymond Smith.
He retired from Eastern Stainless Steel in 1979.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Circleville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Oldman officiating. Interment will follow in North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton. Memorials may be made to Circleville Presbyterian Church in care of Jane Wilkins, P.O. Box 84, Riverton, W.Va. 26814.  From 26 January 2006.

Roger S. Smith
Roger Stanley Smith, 54, of Route 1, Beverly, the East Dailey community, has passed from this life and on to his next.
Roger was born Jan. 29, 1952, at Akron, Ohio, the son of Stanley Arthur and Agnes Smith.
Roger graduated from George Washington High School in Charleston and attended West Virginia University where he earned his master’s degree. He was a career social worker who provided treatment for substance abuse and behavioral problems. He worked with many associations and collaboratives in the field and was actively involved in several steering committees and family resource networks. He was most recently employed by the Barbour County FRN
Roger is survived by his mother as well as a brother, Bernard Smith of Richmond, Va.; sisters, Mary Vaughan and Pamela Smith, both of Richmond, Va., and Patti Resch of Boulder, Colo. He is also survived by three nephews, Christian of Richmond, Va., and Jonathan and Cameron of Boulder, Colo.; a niece, Carissa of Richmond, Va.; and two former spouses, Debbie and Linda.
Roger had a wealth of friends who will remember him fondly and was part of a very special brotherhood who will miss their fellowship with Roger. They held a special place in Roger’s heart and life. He will also be terribly missed and fondly remembered by his friend and companion, Joyce.
Special young friends Casey, Xavier and Joelee were also part of Roger’s life.
A memorial service in his honor will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Grace Episcopal Church on John Street in Elkins.  From 31 Oct 2006. 

Victoria Smith
Victoria Louise Crawford Smith, 91, of Rochester, N.Y., and formerly of Catskill, N.Y., died July 17 in Park Ridge Living Center at Rochester where she had been a patient since February.
Born Oct. 1, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Peter R. and Ora Carson Crawford of Olivebridge, Ulster County, N.Y. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
On June 29, 1934, at Highland, N.Y., she married George Adrain Smith, who preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1992.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, George A. "Jr." and Mariwyn McClain Smith of Parsons; a son-in-law and daughter, James E. and Linda L. Stewart of Rochester and Brandon, Mich.; six grandchildren, Kenneth Smith of Parsons, Barbara (and Carl) Smith Broaddus Plumley of Germantown, Md., Faith (and Master Sgt. Ken) Robinson of Hope Mills, N.C., Jason (and Julene) Stewart of Brandon, Miss., Jeffrey (and Melissa) Stewart of Hilton, N.Y., and Heath Stewart of Ridgeland, Miss.; eight great-grandchildren, Sarah and Elizabeth Smith, Elijah and Quinn Broaddus, Katelynn Robinson, Nathan Stewart and Tyler and Victoria Stewart; five stepgreat-grandchildren, Yoshitaka and Brandy Nakamura, Angela and Joseph Plumley and Ashley Roberts; and one great-great-grandson, Isaac Wade Roberts.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by three brothers, Peter R. "Jr.," Oliver and Theodore Crawford; three sisters, Jessie Cohen, Ora Crawford, Cora Jackman; and infants, Laura and Archibald Crawford.
Mrs. Smith had been a deacon in Christ’s Church Presbyterian, and a member of Chapter 293 Order of Eastern Star in Catskill.
Services will be Thursday, July 20, and burial will follow in Catskill City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Tucker Community Endowment Foundation, P. O. Box 491, Parsons, W.Va. 26287.  From 18 Jul 2006.

Mark A. Sneberger
Mark Anthony Sneberger, 47, a resident of the Files Creek Road, Beverly, departed this life Saturday afternoon, June 10, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown. His death was unexpected and attributed to injuries sustained from an accidental fall on June 6.
He was born Tuesday, July 29, 1958, at Clarksburg, a son of John Edward Sneberger and Marion M. Steffick Sneberger, both of Helvetia.
On March 21, 1981, he was married to the former Teri Lynn Pingley, who survives at Beverly.
Also surviving are one daughter, Heather Danielle “Punkster” Sneberger and fiance, Michael F. Booker, of Beverly; one brother, John Joseph Sneberger and Sandra of Cabins; his mother-in-law, Carolyn Hornick Pingley of Beverly; and a special friend, “Uncle” Larry Pnakovich of Beverly.
He was preceded in death by his special aunt and uncle, Willard Lynn and Olga Sneberger Ball; and his father-in-law, Russell William Pingley.
Mark was a graduate of Pickens High School with the class of 1976 as the valedictorian of his class. He served in many law enforcement professions. While attending college at Davis & Elkins College, he worked part time with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff. After graduating from Davis & Elkins College summa cum laude in 1980 with a degree in psychology, he was employed by the West Virginia Division of Corrections as a state probation officer. Upon graduation from college, he was honored by Who’s Who Among America’s Outstanding College Students. In 1983, he was employed by the Elkins Police Department as a patrolman. In January 1984, Mark graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy in the 50th Basic Police Training Course. From 1984 to 1987, he was employed by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department as chief deputy under Sheriff John Arbogast. In 1987, Mark was employed by the U.S. Marshals Service serving as court security officer for the Honorable Judge Robert Maxwell. Since 1990, he served as a U.S. Federal Probation Officer in the Elkins office serving the Northern District of West Virginia. He also worked as a part-time criminal justice professor for Fairmont State University.
Mark was also a firearms instructor for the Northern District federal probation officers. He implemented and initiated the program that enabled federal probation officers to carry weapons and was responsible for all training. Mark attended several firearms training courses throughout the United States and also returned with the honor of being “Top Gun.” His shooting skills were excellent and were reflected in his ability to teach others outstanding shooting skills. He received numerous honors including in 1996 being named to the Outstanding Young Men of America.
Mark was a member of the Seneca Trail Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104, the National Rifle Association and was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family and friends. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Pickens, Saint Brendan Catholic Church at Elkins and Knights of Columbus Council 603.
Mark strived to be the best at everything he attempted including spending time with his daughter, Heather, as they enjoyed many hours of target practicing and firearms training.
The family will receive friends at Saint Brendan Catholic Church from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The casket will remain closed. On Tuesday, at 7 p.m., a prayer service will be recited by the Rev. Fr. William Anderson. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14. The Rev. Fr. William Anderson and the Rev. Fr. James McCafferty will be the presiders and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at Pickens. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Pickens Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 75, Pickens, W.Va. 26230. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mark Anthony Sneberger. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Jun 2006.

Mark A. Sneberger
The family will receive friends at Saint Brendan Catholic Church from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. The casket will remain closed. Today at 7 p.m., a prayer service will be recited by the Rev. Fr. William Anderson. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14. The Rev. Fr. William Anderson and the Rev. Fr. James McCafferty will be the presiders and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery at Pickens. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Pickens Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 75, Pickens, W.Va. 26230. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mark Anthony Sneberger. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 13 Jun 2006.

Marjorie C. Snelson
Marjorie C. Shannon Snelson, 83, formerly of Peters Run Road, Elm Grove, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center at Wheeling.
She was born Dec. 16, 1922, at Valley Bend, a daughter of the late Harmon and Reva Kittle Shannon.
Mrs. Snelson was a retired housekeeper for West Liberty State College, and she was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church at Moundsville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Snelson, in 1995; three brothers, Morris, Nelson and Charles Shannon; four sisters, Helen Arbogast, Velma Shannon, Ruby Swanson and Hallie Foster; and a grandson, Royce “Patches” Wimer.
Surviving are two sons, John E. Snelson of Cambridge, Ohio, and James L. Snelson of Ripley; two daughters, Frances A. Wimer and her husband, Roy, of Pineland, Texas, and Geneva Horvat and her husband, Mark, of Moundsville; five brothers, Kenneth Shannon of Elkins, Benny Shannon of Beverly, Owen Shannon of Newton Falls, Ohio, Robert Shannon of Arnoldsburg and Harmon “Sonny” Shannon of Dailey; a sister, Geneva Harris of Mill Creek; three grandchildren, Penny Wimer, Christina Snelson and Sonya Lewis; a stepgranddaughter, Jessica Reaser; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received Monday at Kepner Funeral Home at 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Eric Weaver officiating. Interment will follow in Park View Memorial Gardens at Wheeling.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com. Kepner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. From 17 Jan 2006.

Elsie M. Snyder
Elsie Mae Collett Snyder, 97, a resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life Saturday morning, April 1, 2006, in the center. She had been in declining health.
She was born Saturday, Jan. 30, 1909, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Emmett Collett and Stella Elizabeth Smith Collett Isner.
On Sept. 12, 1929, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Herbert Washington Snyder, who preceded her in death April 25, 1973. He was one of the first patrolmen for the Elkins Police Department.
Surviving are one brother, Ed Isner of San Diego, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband are six sisters, Clara Smith, Nellie Stalnaker, Evangeline Bailey, Catherine Rigdon, Allene Collett and Marie Wilburn.
She attended the schools of Randolph County, was a former employee of the West Virginia Children’s Home at Elkins from which she retired, was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church at Cumberland, Md. and attended the Otterbein United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Tuesday, April 4, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate and interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Elsie Mae Collett Snyder. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Apr 2006.

Grace Louise McCrum Snyder
Grace Louise McCrum Snyder, 82, a resident of Hendricks, departed this life Saturday evening, Sept. 23, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.
She was born Wednesday, April 23, 1924, at Humbert, Pa., a daughter of the late John Paul McCrum and Sarah Miller McCrum. On Sept. 5, 1943, at Baltimore, Md., she was married to Delmer Leroy Snyder, who survives. They celebrated 63 years of marriage.
Surviving are two sons, Earnest Leroy Snyder and wife, Erma, of Hambleton and Denzil Ray “Denny” Snyder and wife, Aleta “Snoozie,” of Fairmont; two daughters, Janet Louise Long of Parsons and Vera Virginia Hedrick and husband, John, of Hendricks; one brother, Paul McCrum and wife, Freda, of Ohio; one sister, Jean Smith of Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Cindy, Todd, Michael, Michelle, Tabitha and Melyssa; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Melvin and Luther McCrum; and one sister, Pauline Yeager.
She attended the Hendricks Hill School. She worked for the former Parsons Nursery and the former Tucker County Hospital for many years. She attended the Pentecostal Church at Rosendorf and later the Parsons Church of God of which she was a former Sunday school teacher. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. Shopping was one of her favorite pastimes. She was a noted cook. She truly enjoyed time with her cat, Noah.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thomas. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Grace Louise McCrum Snyder. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 25 Sep 2006.

Grace L. Snyder
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 on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Eli Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thomas. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Grace Louise McCrum Snyder. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Sep 2006.

Neil H. Snyder
Neil Hunter Snyder, 80, of Green Bank, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2006, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins after a short illness.
He was born June 30, 1925, in Pocahontas County, a son of the late Roy D. and Fannie Holland Snyder. Mr. Snyder left Pocahontas County at a very young age and joined the U.S. Navy. He was a World War II veteran.
He married the love of his life, Margaret, and they began their life in Arbovale on the Snyder Homeplace.
After working around the county in various garages, he and Margaret opened the family business in Green Bank. Neil and Margaret were dedicated owners of Snyder’s Auto Body Shop and The Green Bank Restaurant for many years. After retiring, Neil was a master craftsman in woodworking and loved his many cats. He was also a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church at Green Bank.
Mr. Snyder is survived by one daughter, Linda S. Beverage and husband, Gary, of Green Bank; one son, Neil K. Snyder and wife, Wendy, of Valparaiso, Ind.; five sisters, Helen Felton of Stephens City, Va., Annalee Bailey of Florida, Deloris Pepoon of Vanceburg, Ky., Doris Ratliff of Sterling, Va., and Eleanor Locke of Herndon, Va.; a stepgrandson, Chris Beverage and a stepgranddaughter, Kaitlyn Beverage, both of South Carolina; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret E. Fisher Snyder; three sisters, Mollie Sheets, Mae Gillispie and Jesse Smith; and three brothers, Lowell Snyder, Kerth Snyder and Robert Snyder.
Family and friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Rittenhouse, Rev. Julian Rittenhouse and lay speaker Mancil Doolittle officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Green Bank Senior Citizens Center or the Pocahontas County Humane Society.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.  From 17 Jun 2006.

Martin M. Spanitz
Mr. Martin Matthew Spanitz, 93, a resident of Cole Avenue, Elkins, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 13, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 8, 1912, at Stiles, Pa., a son of the late John and Catherine Dragosits Spanitz.
On Aug. 5, 1945, at Monterey, Va., he was married to Virginia Lee Marteney Spanitz, who preceded him in death Jan. 19, 2005.
Surviving are a son and daughter in law, Charles M. and Vonda Spanitz of Elkins; and a sister, Agnes Goff of Coplay, Pa., as well as several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Frank and John Spanitz Jr.; and three sisters, Julia Spanitz, Theresa Dex and Mary Garger.
Mr. Spanitz was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, 487 Medical Collecting Company in France and Germany, where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was employed as a salesman for Home Inc. and retired from H.H. Cupp Furniture Co., where he was employed for 45 years. He served on Elkins City Council from March 1977 until 1987. He enjoyed gardening and raising vegetable plants. Those who knew Mr. Spanitz will remember him for his willingness to help others in time of need. He considered himself blessed by a good life and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, IOOF Lodge No. 116 will conduct a memorial service immediately followed by a prayer service held by Deacon John Sarraga. On Wednesday, he will be moved to St. Brendan’s Catholic Church where the Eucharist Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. with Fr. William Anderson as the Presider, assisted by Deacon John Sarraga and Pastor Theodore Bessey. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman, where full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hospice, 16 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mr. Spanitz. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Martin Matthew Spanitz.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Jan 2006.

Martin M. Spanitz
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. At 7 p.m. today, IOOF Lodge 116 will conduct a memorial service immediately followed by a prayer service held by Deacon John Sarraga. On Wednesday, he will be moved to St. Brendan Catholic Church where the Eucharist Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. with Fr. William Anderson as the Presider, assisted by Deacon John Sarraga and Pastor Theodore Bessey. Interment will follow in Mt. State Memorial Gardens near Gilman, where full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hospice, 16 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mr. Spanitz. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Martin Matthew Spanitz. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 17 Jan 2006.

McCutcheon Spaur
McCutcheon Spaur, 78, a resident of Buckhannon, the old Elkins Road, died Monday, March 13, 2006, in Marrietta Memorial Hospital in Ohio.
He was born June 23, 1927, at Duffy, the son of the late Frank and Creola Grace McCutchan Spaur.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Ellen Wilson Spaur, whom he married Oct. 4, 1958.
He was a farmer and businessman and a Baptist by faith. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Viewing will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Tim Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in McCutchan Chapel Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements for McCutcheon Spaur.   From 15  and 16 Mar 2006.

Evelyn M. Speir
Evelyn Mae Claspill Speir, 94, passed away Oct. 1, 2006, at Justahilly Farm, Red Creek.
She was born Aug. 25, 1912, at Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late Charles Busler Claspill and Margaret Schissler Claspill.
On Oct. 26, 1934, she married Frederick Leslie Speir Sr., who preceded her in death in 1997.
She is survived by one son, Frederick Leslie Speir Jr. and wife, Sarah Bennett Speir; one sister, Virginia Hahn of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Michael Cornelius Strotman of Palm Bay, Fla., and Leslie Evelyn Strotman of Reston, Va.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Laura Evelyn Speir Strotman; one brother, Charles Claspill; and one sister, Mildred Claspill Terry.
Mrs. Speir was a den mother for Cub Scouts and was a member of PTA, Presbyterian/Baptist Church, Garden Club and was past president of University Women (Kent State).
Friends will be received at Flanagan Hill United Methodist Church at Red Creek Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Ric Lewellen will officiate. Interment will follow in Flanagan Hill Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 2 Oct 2006.

Woodrow Spencer
Woodrow W. Spencer, 89, a resident of Volga, died Friday, July 21, 2006, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home at Buckhannon.
He was born April 16, 1917, at Lewisburg, a son of the late Jesse Clinton Spencer and Maude Brown Stevenson Spencer.
On Sept. 21, 1942, he was married to Dorothy L. Morris Spencer, who preceded him in death Feb. 19, 2001.
Surviving are five daughters, Yvette and husband, Herbert Carr, of Philippi, Annette and husband, Wayne Saville, of Bridgeport, Sue Spencer Spencer of Buckhannon, Lue and husband, Michael Knabenshue, of Buckhannon and Jo Anderson of Chilton, Wis.; three sons, Cecil Spencer of Shinnston, Paul and wife, Sylvia Spencer, of Kanawha Head, and Rick Spencer of Buckhannon; two brothers, Artie Spencer of Covington, Va., and Samuel Spencer of Lewisburg; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death was one son, Nelson Spencer.
He was a coal miner and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the funeral home with the Rev. Mary Ellen Finegan officiating. Interment will follow in H
eavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice 1 Amalia Drive Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201.  From 22 Jul 2006.

Woodrow Spencer
Woodrow W. Spencer, 89, a resident of Volga, died Friday, July 21, 2006, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home at Buckhannon.
He was born April 16, 1917, at Lewisburg, a son of the late Jesse Clinton Spencer and Maude Brown Stevenson Spencer.
On Sept. 21, 1942, he was married to Dorothy L. Morris Spencer, who preceded him in death Feb. 19, 2001.
Surviving are five daughters, Yvette and husband, Herbert Carr, of Philippi, Annette and husband, Wayne Saville, of Bridgeport, Sue Spencer Spencer of Buckhannon, Lue and husband, Michael Knabenshue, of Buckhannon and Jo Anderson of Chilton, Wis.; three sons, Cecil Spencer of Shinnston, Paul and wife, Sylvia Spencer, of Kanawha Head and Rick Spencer of Buckhannon; two brothers, Artie Spencer of Covington, Va. and Samuel Spencer of Lewisburg; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding him in death was one son, Nelson Spencer.
He was a coal miner and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Cosner officiating. Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 1 Amalia Drive, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 24 Jul 2006.

George W. Spessert Jr.
George William Spessert Jr. 86, a resident of the Leadmine Community, Saint George, departed this life early this morning, Jan. 11, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home George William Spessert Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Jan 2006.

George W. Spessert Jr.
George William “Tick” Spessert Jr., 86, a resident of White Ridge, Saint George, departed this life early Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health.
He was born Sept. 9, 1919, at White Ridge, Saint George, a son of the late George William Spessert Sr. and Ethel Grace White Spessert.
On Feb. 2, 1939, at Parsons, he was married to the former Reva Faye Kisner, who proceeded him in death in July 1996.
Surviving are three sons, Carl G. Spessert and wife, Janet, of Montrose, Rodney L. Spessert and wife, Martha, of Shavers Fork and Anthony W. “Tony” Spessert and wife, Christina, of Connecticut; two daughters, Rosalita Williams and husband, Denver, of Ballard and Rebecca S. Spessert of Limestone Road; one sister, Isobel Simmons and husband, Worley, of Shavers Fork; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were one infant daughter, Debarah; two brothers, Cloyd Spessert and Woodrow Spessert; and four sisters, Ruth Loughry, Laura Stiles, Margaret Stemple and Lalah Miller.
He attended the school at White Ridge. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the European theater. He was a farmer and a woodsman. He worked for the Carnation Milk Co. delivering milk, and he worked for the West Virginia Division of Highways as a truck driver, retiring in 1982. He was a lifelong member of Mount Carmel Church at Limestone. He was musically inclined playing string instruments and the harmonica.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at Mount Carmel Church at White Ridge Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate and interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery at White Ridge where full military rites will be accorded by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for George William Spessert Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 12 Jan 2006.

George W. Spessert Jr.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at Mount Carmel Church at White Ridge Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate and interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery at White Ridge, where full military rites will be accorded by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for George William Spessert Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 13 Jan 2006.

George Spessert Jr.
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 Mount Carmel Church at White Ridge Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate and interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery at White Ridge, where full military rites will be accorded by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion and Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for George William Spessert Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Jan 2006.  

E. Lee Sponaugle
E. Lee Sponaugle, 88, of Franklin and formerly of Circleville, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at his home on Moyers Gap Road.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kimble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home with the Revs. Earl Bible and Stanley Kile officiating. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery at Davis. Kimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 21 Feb 2006.

Robert P. Sponaugle
Robert Paul Sponaugle, 48, a resident of the Holly Meadows community, Parsons, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Robert Paul Sponaugle. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Oct 2006.

Robert P. Sponaugle
Robert Paul “Pinky” Sponaugle, 48, a resident of the Holly Meadows community, Parsons, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health; however, death was unexpected.
He was born Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1957, at Morgantown, a son of Paul William “Coon” and Lela Lorraine “Pinky” Phillips Sponaugle, who survive.
On July 28, 1984, at Parsons, he was married to the former Minnie Mae Thomas, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Fallon Ashley Henline and husband, Joshua, of Parsons and Katelyn Marie Sponaugle of Holly Meadows; one brother, Steven Allen “Dee” Sponaugle of Holly Meadows; one sister, Judy Lynn Stansberry and husband, William Franklin “Dub” II, of Mount Sidney, Va.; one granddaughter, Joshalynn Nichelle Henline of Parsons; one nephew, Steven Paul Sponaugle of Holly Meadows; four nieces, Brittnay Renee and Holly Faye Stansberry, both of Mount Sidney, Va., Kandice Lee Sponaugle of Holly Meadows and Destaney Hope Wilson of Hambleton; and several aunts and uncles.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1975. He attended Potomac State College. He worked for the former Bishoff’s Exxon of Parsons for 19 years. At the time of his death was an officer with the West Virginia Children’s Home of Elkins. He attended the Church of God at Parsons. He was a noted mechanic and was always helping others. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle. He was loved by all who knew him. He loved his family and his girls.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Thursday, Oct. 12, at noon. The Rev. Eli Hostetler and Pastor Carolyn Shreve will officiate and interment will follow at Bright Chapel Cemetery at Dry Fork. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Paul “Pinky” Sponaugle. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Oct 2006.

Robert P. Sponaugle
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Thursday, Oct. 12, at noon. The Rev. Eli Hostetler and Pastor Carolyn Shreve will officiate and interment will follow at Bright Chapel Cemetery at Dry Fork. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Paul “Pinky” Sponaugle. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 11 Oct 2006. 

Hilda M. Springer
Hilda Matilda Springer, 83, a resident of Fifth Street in Philippi, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late John and Drusilla Matilda (Blake) Schwirian.
She was united in marriage Dec. 30, 1948, to Howard Rex Springer, who preceded her in death Jan. 23, 2004.
Surviving is one son, Jeffrey Springer of Philippi; four sisters, Eda Mae Taylor of Wellsburg, Ella Margaret Bachus of California, Mildred Janet Allender of Arizona and Doris Ann Bemisderfer of Pennsylvania; and one brother, Frederick Schwirian of Philippi.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, William John, Herman Joseph and Robert Ralph Schwirian; and two sisters, Susan Marie and Mary Elizabeth Schwirian.
Mrs. Springer was a homemaker and a store clerk, having worked as G.C. Murphy’s, Hager Department Store in Lancaster, Pa., and the C&M 5&10 in Baltimore.
She attended the Philippi Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Springer’s request for cremation will be honored. Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, the service hour, with speaker Lewis Bartlett officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Philippi Masonic Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 6 Dec 2006.

Sharon A. Sproul
Sharon Ann Sproul, 58, a resident of Route 1, Beverly, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born April 17, 1947, at Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late Phillip Geppi and Rita Geppi, who survives at Belington.
She was married to Howard Sproul, who survives at Beverly.
Also surviving are one son, Scott Sproul of Sumter, S.C.; one daughter, Stephanie Traore of Fairmont; a stepdaughter, Nikki Sproul of Baltimore, Md.; and two granddaughters, Samantha Sproul and Brooke Brookhart.
Sharon was employed as the assistant director at the Elkins YMCA. She was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church.
At the request of the deceased, her remains were cremated. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at St. Brendan Catholic Church with Rev. Father William Anderson as the celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, P.O. Box 9300, Morgantown W.Va. 26506 in memory of Mrs. Sproul. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Sharon Ann Sproul. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 4 Feb 2006.

Robert Sprouse Sr.
Robert H. Sprouse Sr., 78, a resident of Buckhannon, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, in Heartland of Clarksburg at Clarksburg.
He was born Aug. 21, 1928, at Meadowbrook, a son of the late Hadden Sprouse and Nancy Carrol Sprouse.
On Oct. 14, 1950, he was married to Augustine J. Queen Sprouse, who survives in Buckhannon.
Also surviving are two daughters, Pam Hyre of Sand Run and Cheryl Griffin and husband, Alig, of Woodbridge, Va.; two sons, Robert H. Sprouse Jr. of Selbyville and Timothy A. Sprouse and wife, Jodie, of Ivy; one sister, Clara Wetmore of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Fred Dudley Sprouse and Eddie Leon Sprouse, both of Pennsylvania; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Allen Lee II; three brothers, Arlis Sprouse, Hadden Sprouse Jr. and Jack Leroy Sprouse; and one sister, Mildred Wycoff.
He was a plumber with Upshur Plumbing and Construction and was Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Family Memorial Gardens at Ivy. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 27 Sep 2006.

Gladys G. Stacey
Gladys Gay Stacey, 82, of Chatsworth, Ga., formerly of Aberdeen, Md., died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, in Hamilton Medical Center at Dalton, Ga.
She was born May 3, 1924, at Capels, a daughter of Andrew and Lavinia Wyatt.
She was the widow of George Bell Stacy, who passed away January 1970.
Surviving are six children, Patricia Tanchuk and husband, Ralph, John Haines and James Stacey of Aberdeen, Md., Nancy Stacey and Sharon Stacey of Chatsworth, Ga., and Cynthia Cain and husband, Perry, of Elkins; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also a special niece, Jean Royster and husband, Robert, of Aberdeen, Md., and their four children, survive. She is also survived by her sisters, Beulah Gross and husband, Dan, of Carlsbad, N.M., Betty Call and husband, Ray, of Suitland, Md., and Chet Wyatt of Alexander City, Ala.; and her brothers, Jack Wyatt of Port Deposit, Md., and Don Wyatt and wife, Tillie, of Charlottesville, Va.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Paul, Bernie, Clyde and John Wyatt; sisters, Opal Workman, Elsie Green, Ethel Harris and Athaleen Cregger; and one great-granddaughter, Elisha Boykin.
There will be no viewing or public service. The family will be gathering in the spring, in Chatsworth, Ga., at which time they will work together to plant a flower garden in memory of Gladys Gay Stacey; and her great-granddaughter, Elisha “Ellie” Boykin.
Messages of comfort and memories may be sent to the family in care of Nancy Stacey, 161 Forrest Drive, Chatsworth, Ga. 30705. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Kidney Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association in Gladys Gay Stacey’s name. This announcement is courtesy of Shawn Chapman Funeral Home in Chatsworth, Ga.  From 2 Dec 2006.

Velta R. Stalnaker
Velta Ruth Perry Stalnaker, 87, a resident of South Davis Avenue, Elkins, and more recently a resident of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life late Wednesday evening, Feb. 15, 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 Velta Ruth Perry Stalnaker. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 16 Feb 2006.

Velta R. Stalnaker
Velta Ruth Perry Stalnaker, 87, a resident of South Davis Avenue in Elkins, departed this life late Wednesday evening, Feb. 15, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born Tuesday, July 9, 1918, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Alvin L. Perry and Etta Lucy Wilmoth Perry.
On July 27, 1941, at Belington, she was married to Earl Henson Stalnaker, who preceded her in death May 28, 2005.
Surviving are one son, Philip Errol Stalnaker and wife, Constance Maria, of Bridgeport; one grandson, Paul Scott Stalnaker of Rocky Mount, N.C.; one granddaughter, Michelle Beth Stalnaker of Arlington, Va.; and one brother, Donald L. Perry of Florida.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were one infant son and two brothers, Ward V. Perry and Norman Perry.
Velta was a graduate of Elkins High School and had worked at Montgomery Wards, Western Auto and the pharmacy at Neale’s Drug Store and Health Center Pharmacy, where she had worked with her brother, Pharmacist Ward V. Perry, until the age of 62. She was a member of Davis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Woman’s Club of Elkins, Davis & Elkins College Aide, the Emma Scott Garden Club and First United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of a Ladies Circle. She enjoyed life and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many. Her favorite pastime was entertaining and spending time with her grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley and the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow at Elkins Memorial Gardens (formerly the IOOF Cemetery) in Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Velta Ruth Perry Stalnaker. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 17 Feb 2006.

Velta Stalnaker
Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel today at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley and the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow at Elkins Memorial Gardens, (formerly the IOOF Cemetery) at Elkins. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Velta Ruth Perry Stalnaker.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Feb 2006. 

Nedra J. Stanley
Nedra Jesse Corley Stanley, 91, a former resident of South Davis Avenue and for the past four days a resident of Colonial Place, departed this life Monday morning, Jan. 2, 2006, in the nursing home. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Nedra Jesse Corley Stanley.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Jan 2006.

Nedra J. Stanley
Nedra Jesse Corley Stanley, 91, a former resident of South Davis Avenue and more recently a resident of Laurel Mountain Road, Elkins, departed this life Monday morning, Jan. 2, 2006, at Colonial Place, where she had been a patient for the past four days.
She was born Wednesday, March 4, 1914, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Andrew Johnson Corley and Minnie Viola Welch Corley.
On March 4, 1939 at Winchester, Va., she was married to Clayton Merle “Butch” Stanley, who preceded her in death, March 20, 1973.
She will be loved and missed by two nieces, Lillian “Sis” Galford and husband, Sam, of Seminole, Fla., and Shirley Johr and husband, Ingo, of Lake City, Fla.; one cousin, Brown Corley of Buckhannon; one great-nephew, William Robert “Bill” Teter and wife, Vickie, of Elkins; one great-great-niece, Renee Teter Heckel and husband, J. Thomas, of Elkins; two great-great-nephews, William Robert “Roby” Teter and fiancé, Tara Shipman, and Norman Allan Teter and wife, Mitzy, both of Elkins, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews and many cousins.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband are two sisters, Audra May Corrick and Mabel Marie Barton; and one brother, Harry Corley.
She attended the schools at Weaver in Barbour County, had worked at the Navy shipyards at Baltimore, Md., during World War II. She had worked for the former William’s Jewelers and the Fountain Cut Rate for several years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Randolph Temple 77, Pythian Sisters, the Tygarts Valley Rebekah Lodge 181, the Otterbein United Methodist Church and was a noted cook. She had a great sense of humor, she was very particular with her appearance, and though she never had any children of her own, she became a mother figure to those closest to her.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Friday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eli D. Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery at Belington. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Nedra Jesse Corley Stanley.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 4 Jan 2006.

Nedra J. Stanley
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Friday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eli D. Hostetler will officiate and interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery at Belington. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Nedra Jesse Corley Stanley.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Jan 2006. 

Wilda G. Stark
Wilda Geraldine Stark, 72, of Hice Street, Belington, died Wednesday evening, March 22, 2006, at the home of a son on Locust Avenue, Belington, following an extended illness.
She was born May 17, 1933, near Belington, a daughter of the late Cecil and Ethel Carrie (Weese) McDonald.
Married three times, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Strother Gay Delauder; by her second husband, Roy Wilmoth; and by her third husband, Donald E. Stark.
Surviving are three sons, Strother Eugene Delauder, Aubrey Lee Delauder and Jeffrey Lynn Delauder, all of Belington; two daughters, Christine Louise Bennett of Elkins and Margie Sue Nay of Newark, Ohio; two brothers, Veldon “Joe” McDonald of Belington and Roy Lee McDonald of Junior; five sisters, Evelyn Louise George, Bonnie Sue Shaffer and Linda Lou Harris, all of Belington, Anna Mae Mayle and Rose Marie Shaver, both of Philippi; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Stark was a retired waitress having worked for many years in Yeager’s Restaurant in Belington. Mrs. Stark had a passion for cooking and no one ever left her home hungry. She also liked to work in her garden, solve crossword puzzles, play cards and listen to music. She attended the Calvary Mission Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, from the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave. in Belington. The Rev. Wayne D. Freeman and the Rev. Howard Biller will officiate and interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday.
Schoonover-Stemple Funeral chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 24 Mar 2006.

Wilda G. Stark
Wilda Geraldine Stark, 72, of Hice Street, Belington, died Wednesday evening, March 22, 2006, at the home of a son on Locust Avenue in Belington following an extended illness.
She was born May 17, 1933, near Belington, a daughter of the late Cecil and Ethel Carrie (Weese) McDonald.
Married three times, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Strother Gay Delauder; by her second husband, Roy Wilmoth; and by her third husband, Donald E. Stark.
Surviving are three sons, Strother Eugene Delauder, Aubrey Lee Delauder and Jeffrey Lynn Delauder, all of Belington; two daughters, Christine Louise Bennett of Elkins and Margie Sue Nay of Newark, Ohio; two brothers, Veldon “Joe” McDonald of Belington and Roy Lee McDonald of Junior; five sisters, Evelyn Louise George, Bonnie Sue Shaffer and Linda Lou Harris, all of Belington, Anna Mae Mayle and Rose Marie Shaver, both of Philippi; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Sue Chewning; two sisters, Elwanda Ash and Lucille McDonald; and two brothers, Earsel McDonald and Leon Max McDonald.
Mrs. Stark was a retired waitress having worked for many years in Yeager’s Restaurant in Belington. Mrs. Stark had a passion for cooking and no one ever left her home hungry. She also liked to work in her garden, solve crossword puzzles, play cards and listen to music. She attended the Calvary Mission Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, from Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave. in Belington. The Rev. Wayne D. Freeman and the Rev. Howard Biller will officiate and interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday.
Schoonover-Stemple Funeral chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 25 Mar 2006.

Robert L. Starks Sr.
Robert Lee Starks Sr., 73, of Bartow, passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at his home in Bartow.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, from the funeral home with the Revs. George Bassford and Charles Herron officiating. Interment will follow in the Starks Cemetery with military graveside rites. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Homeservices.  From 19 Dec 2006. 

Maxine L. Steele
Maxine Lee Steele, 70, a resident of Lanexa, Va., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at her home.
She was born Feb. 12, 1936, at Wildcat, a daughter of the late Leland Pickens and Lois Gould Pickens.
On Feb. 19, 1966, she was married to Roderic Steele, who preceded her in death Nov. 24, 1995.
Surviving are one son, Terry Steele and wife, Becky, of Toano, Va.; one daughter, Debra Dean and husband, Jack, of Fredericksburg, Va.; four grandsons, Scott Dean of Fredericksburg, Va., Brian Dean of Newport News, Va., Tom Dean of Newport News, Va. and Ryan Burnside of New Kent, Va.; one granddaughter, Keri Steele of Toano, Va.; two great-granddaughters, Hannah Dean of Newport News, Va. and Leah Burnside of New Kent, Va.; one brother, Jim Pickens of Fairmont; and three sisters, Bertha Burnside of Rock Cave, Wanda Bickel of Fairmont and Oleta Swisher of Lynchburg, Va.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Bill Pickens and Loy Pickens.
She was a machine operator for Westinghouse and Baptist by faith.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Brad Tenney officiating. Interment will follow in McCutchen Chapel Cemetery at Ireland. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 11 Aug 2006.

Edna O. Steindler
Edna Opal Steindler died June 26, 2006 in Valentine Personal Care Home at Elkins. She had been in declining health.
Mrs. Steindler was born June 3, 1915, at Montrose, a daughter of the late Corder and Etta Harris Phillips.
She was married to Roman Steindler, manager of Western Union office in Elkins for many years, who preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1979.
Also preceding her in death were her first husband, Robert Caplinger in 1939; one son, Robert Guy Caplinger Jr., who died Jan. 6, 1953; three sisters, Blanche, Alma and Izetta “Betty;” four brothers, Calbert, Perry, Don and Corder Junior Phillips.
Surviving are a sister, Beatrice Haller of Jackson, Ohio; a brother, Raymond Phillips and wife, Kay, of Elkridge, Md.; and two stepsons, Robert Steindler and wife, Kelly, of Randolph, N.J. and David Steindler and wife, Jean, of Richmond, Va.
Mrs. Steindler attended Randolph County schools and later worked in the school system until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of the First Church of Christ.
No memorial service is planned. At Mrs. Steindler’s request, her body was donated to the West Virginia University Human Gift Registry for the advancement of scientific and medical education. Her remains will be cremated and her ashes interred in a special memorial vault together with those of husband Roman Steindler.   From 30 Jun 2006.

Margaret Steinruck
Margaret Jean Gear Steinruck, 59, a resident of Spring Hill, Fla., departed this life Tuesday evening, May 16, 2006, at her home. She had been in declining health.
She was born Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1947, at Elkins, a daughter of the late James W. Gear and Mary P. Gear. She was married to Norman Steinruck, who preceded her in death.
Surviving her are six children, Angela Steinruck of Lake City, Fla., William Cunningham of Florida, Sandra Salyers of Hudson, Fla., Norma Smith, Tomi Steinruck, and Phillip Steinruck, all of Spring Hill, Fla.; two brothers, Charles Glen Gear and wife, Chris of Glenmore and Phillip Lane Gear and wife, Cynthia, of Huttonsville; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She was a graduate of Tygart Valley High School with the class of 1964 and she was a homemaker.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 21, at Spring Hill, Fla.
The announcement is courtesy of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Margaret Jean Gear Steinruck.  From 20 May 2006.

James A. Stemple
James Allen Stemple, 62, a resident of the Baughman Towers, Philippi, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at his home following a sudden and unexpected illness.
He was born April 12, 1943, at Laurel Creek community, Barbour County, a son of the late Nelson Bradford and Abigail Jane (Duckworth) Stemple.
He was twice married, first to Charlotte (Marsh) Long and later to Judy (Ethridge) Stemple.
Survivors include a daughter, Tina Sue Stemple of Fayetteville, Fla.; one son, Allen J. Stemple of Clearwater, Fla.; two sisters, Sue (Steve) Green of Martinsburg and Elizabeth Duffitt of Manassas, Va.; three brothers, Frank (Joy) Stemple, John B. Stemple and Daris (Laurel) Stemple, all of Philippi; uncles, John Duckworth, Joe (Deloris) Duckworth and David Duckworth; an aunt, Bridgett Duckworth; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce DeTurk; and by one niece and one nephew.
Mr. Stemple attended the Tacy Grade School and graduated from Philip Barbour High School with the class of 1964. He lived for many years in the Akron, Ohio, area where he was employed and retired from the Rockwell Foundry in Barberton, Ohio. He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Orioles and was a Methodist by faith.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main Street, Philippi. Mr. William Berdine will officiate and interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 28 Feb 2006.

Lewis W. Stemple
Lewis Wilkie Stemple, 65, of Wolfe Run Road, Belington, died Tuesday evening, July 11, 2006, in Washington Hospital Center at Washington, D.C., of complications following cardiac surgery.
He was born July 30, 1940, near Belington, a son of the late Winfred Erthle and Ethel Ada (Freeman) Stemple.
On Oct. 8, 1968, he married the former Nancy Elizabeth Carpenter, who survives at Elizabethtown, Pa.
Also surviving are one son, Denver and wife, Juva Charlene Stemple, of Belington; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann and husband, Craig Davis, of Elizabethtown, Pa.; one brother, Charles Alden and wife, Verna Mae Stemple, of Wilmore, Ky.; one sister, Ada Beryl and husband, Murl Nestor, of Washington Court House, Ohio; and two grandsons, Nathan Lewis Davis and Isaac Dayton Stemple.
He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Noreen Stemple.
Mr. Stemple was an active farmer and formerly operated L&N Feeds. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was United Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Barbour County Livestock Association and the Barbour County Farm Bureau.
Graveside services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 15 at Cross Roads Cemetery. The Rev. Ronald Phillips will officiate. Friends may call at Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main Street, Philippi, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in the form of contributions to the Nathan Lewis Davis and Isaac Dayton Stemple Trusts in care of the family. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. (www.stempleforman.com)  From 14 Jul 2006.

Charles F. Stevens
Charles Franklin Stevens, 83, a 33-year resident of Beverly where he made his home with his daughter and son-in-law, Cecilia “Sissy” and George Michael Riggleman, and for the past three years a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center at Elkins, departed this life Friday morning, Sept. 15, 2006, at the center.
He was born Saturday, Sept. 15, 1923, at Elkins, a son of the late Jesse F. Stevens and Gertrude Godfrey Stevens.
He was married to the former Madeline Elizabeth Shipp, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Darlene Hutzell and husband James, East Dailey, Cecilia “Sissy” Riggleman and husband, George Michael, Beverly, three grandchildren, James Hutzell, Jr. and wife, Amy, East Dailey, Melissa Kisner, Beverly, George Michael Riggleman Jr. and wife, Jamie, Beverly, four great-grandchildren, Kellen Hutzell, Autumn and Alex Kisner and Bailey Bishop, one stepgreat-grandchild, Jacob Lewis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family being preceded in death by three brothers, Pete, Bill and Jimmy Stevens, and one sister Dorothy.
Charles was a graduate of Elkins High School and then enlisted in the United States Navy. He was Seaman First Class, serving in World War II and was honorably discharged during November of 1945. Charles had worked for the Montgomery Wards Company; the G.C. Murphy Co. and Grants Department Store, from which he retired. He then worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways and then worked as custodian for Elkins High School, from which he retired. The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at 11 a.m. Pastor Ronald Nestor will officiate and interment will follow at the Beverly Cemetery at Beverly where the H.W. Daniels Post No. 29, American Legion and the Tygart’s Valley Post No. 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Franklin Stevens. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 16 Sep 2006.

Clifford Stewart Sr.
On July 22, 2006, Clifford A. Stewart Sr., beloved husband of the late Agnes (Sanders); devoted father of Clifford A. Stewart Jr. and Jackie Davis, Ruth Blankenship and her husband, Curtis, Patricia Kirsch and her husband, Louis; stepfather of William Rowe and his wife, Betty; dear brother of the late Harper, Samp, Leonard, Arthur "Tease," and Evelyn. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Ave., Dundalk, Md. 21222 Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment in Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  From 24 Jul 2006.

Pauline V. Stewart
Pauline Virginia Holden Stewart, 80, a resident of Route 1, Philippi, passed away Monday, April 3, 2006, in United Hospital Center.
She was born Feb. 20, 1926, at Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Carl and Noka Frum Holden.
She was united in marriage Oct. 14, 1944, to Roy L. Stewart, who preceded her in death April 24, 2001.
Surviving are one daughter, Raygenia Stewart of Orinda, Calif.; one son, Johnny and wife, Jane Stewart, of Philippi; one sister, Lucille Bumgardener of Nutter Fort; three grandchildren, Leslie Richard, Jeffrey Carl Paugh and Jodie Christian; and three great-grandchildren, Kyle Paugh and Arden and Chaz Christian.
Mrs. Stewart was a homemaker and seamstress. An avid quilter and crafter, having exhibited at both local and state shows, and receiving many honors and awards, Mrs. Stewart was a member of Barbour County Farm Bureau, Harrison County Homemaker and Overfield Community Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home at 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the service hour with Speaker Robert “Buck” True officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Garden. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 5 Apr 2006.

Hilda Strawderman
Hilda Kalar Simmons Felton Strawderman, 74, a resident of the Holly Meadows community, Parsons, departed this life Tuesday morning, April 25, 2006, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Hilda Kalar Simmons Felton Strawderman. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com    From 26 Apr 2006.

Hilda J. Strawderman
Hilda June Kalar Simmons Felton Strawderman, 74, a resident of the Holly Meadows community, Parsons, departed this life Tuesday morning, April 25, 2006, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
She was born Sunday, Sept. 6, 1931, at Parsons, a daughter of the late Lloyd Kalar and Lula Schoonover Kalar Loughry.
She was married first to Charles Simmons, who preceded her in death in October 1952, and second to Robert Felton, who preceded her in death in August 1979. On May 22, 1982, at Parsons, she was married to Earl “Jim” Strawderman, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Terry A. Simmons and wife, Kathy, of Blackman Heights, Tom Felton and wife, Michele, of Holly Meadows, John Felton and wife, Jackie, of Driftwood, Texas, and Mark Felton and wife, Kerry, of St. Albans; two daughters, Andrea Felton of Morgantown and Sue Ellen Strawderman and husband, Riley, of Bunker Hill; two stepsons, Jeff Felton of Mt. Baldy, Calif., and James Strawderman and wife, Tammy, of Wake Forrest, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Kathy DiBacco and husband, Butch, of Parsons; one sister, Mary “Tootie” Hovatter of Parsons; one brother, Robert Kalar and wife, Lolita, of Parsons; nine grandchildren, Kari Ann Poling, Michael and Susan Simmons, Patrick and Erin Felton, Trey, Cody, Brett and Wesley Strawderman; one great-granddaughter, Emily Simmons; two stepgrandchildren, B.J. and Ryan DiBacco; and one stepgreat-granddaughter, Kaylee DiBacco.
Preceding her in death were one stepdaughter, Julia Felton; one brother, John Kalar; and six sisters, Jennie Ambrose, Helen Robinson, Lucille Hinchman, Rachel Hovatter, Frances Parsons and Gladys Barb.
She attended the schools of Tucker County. She was a member of the Saint Johns United Methodist Church at Parsons. She was a member of the Holly Meadows Homemakers and a member of the BUNCO Club of Parsons. She was an avid bowler, having been a member of the Powder Puff Leagues of Parsons and Elkins. She worked on the Election Board for many years. She was a noted baker and she loved to cross-stitch.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday, April 28, at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The families suggest that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Saint Johns United Methodist Church, 107 River Ave., Parsons, W.Va. 26287. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Hilda June Kalar Simmons Felton Strawderman. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 27 Apr 2006.

Pearl Strawderman
Pearl E. Strawderman, 95, a resident of Parsons, departed this life late Wednesday evening, Sept. 13, 2006, in Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Pearl E. Strawderman. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Sep 2006.

Pearl Strawderman
Pearl Etta Roy Strawderman, 95, a resident of Hambleton, and more recently a resident of the Cortland Acres Nursing Home at Thomas, departed this life late Wednesday evening, Sept. 13, 2006, in the nursing home.
She was born Saturday, Oct. 1, 1910, at Hendricks, a daughter of the late Hoy Ray Roy and Jeckie Sarah Helmick Roy Helmick Arnold.
On Dec. 24, 1926, she was married to Earl Strawderman Sr., who preceded her in death March 29, 1978.
Surviving are two sons, Earl Strawderman Jr. of Holly Meadows and Riley Lee Strawderman Sr. and wife, Onia, of Parsons; five daughters, Florence D. “Dode” Hart, Gladys G. Hardy and husband, Ernest, all of Hambleton, P. Carol Ditch and husband, Lee, of North Carolina, Joyce Ann Fansler and husband, Harold, of Parsons, Clarice Knotts and husband, Don, of Sugarlands; one brother, Ernest Roy and wife, Kittie, of Saint Albans; 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were one daughter, Shirley Marie Rosier; five brothers, Chester Roy, Clifford Roy, Lester Roy, Thurman “Tuck” Helmick and Leon Helmick; three sisters, Flodie Nestor, Josephine Phillips and Elsie Roy; and three grandsons, Billy Rosier Jr., David Strawderman and Donald Knotts Jr.
She attended the school on Hendrick’s Hill. She was a cook for Mon Valley Coal and Lumber Co. near Oakland, Md., the former Parsons Nursery, she worked for the former Schilansky’s Grocery Store, and she worked for Tucker County Senior Center for 21 years as the activity coordinator. She was the treasurer for the Free Methodist Church for 28 years of which she was a member. She was a noted quilt maker.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Sunday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. The Rev. John Morrison and the Rev. Harley DeLeurere will officiate and interment will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery at St. George. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care, P.O. Box 193, Parsons, W.Va. 26287. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Pearl Etta Roy Strawderman. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.    From 15 Sep 2006.

Allen D. Streets
Allen D. Streets, 36, a resident of Manitowoc, Wis., passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at his residence.
He was born April 27, 1970, at Parsons, a son of the late John Robert Streets and Wanda (Phillips) Streets, who survives at Valley Furnace.
Also surviving are two brothers, Robert L. and wife, Jean Streets, of Parsons and Christopher Lynn and wife, Penny Streets, of Philippi; five uncles, Charles and wife, Dorothy Murphy, of Parsons, Samuel Claude and wife, Mary Lou Streets, of Valley Furnace, Larry Streets of Parsons, Timmy Streets of Valley Furnace and Joe Mick of Parsons; several aunts and cousins; one nephew, Bradley R. Streets; four nieces, Brittany Streets, Ashley, Amanda and Cassandra Guires; and close friends, John, Cheryl and Ethetta Butcher and Andy Webber.
Mr. Streets was preceded in death by grandparents, Mary and Brown Streets; and one uncle, Rodger Streets.
Mr. Streets worked for CPR Burger Boats as a mechanic/maintenance man. He attended the Shiloh Church of the Brethren.
Mr. Streets’ request for cremation will be honored. Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour with Pastor Gary Clem officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Cassel Cemetery on Shiloh Road. Wright Funeral Home services.   From 20 Nov 2006.

Mary G. Streets
Mary Gladys Streets, 85, a resident of Route 2, Philippi, Valley Furnace community, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 7, 1921, at Location in Tucker County, a daughter of the late Nelson and Nora (Cassidy) Jones.
She was united in marriage to Robert Brown Streets, who preceded her in death in 1980.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Catherine Woods of Montrose and Peggy Sue and husband, Robert Hebb, of Gassaway; four sons, Charles and wife, Dorothy Murphy, of Parsons, Samuel Claude and wife, Mary Lou Streets, of Valley Furnace, Larry Streets of Parsons and Timmy Streets of Valley Furnace; one daughter-in-law, Wanda Streets of Valley Furnace; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Streets was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Lewis and John Robert Streets. Mrs. Streets was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by two sisters and seven brothers.
Mrs. Streets was homemaker and a member of the Shiloh Church of the Brethren.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home at 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the service hour with Speaker Lewis Bartlett officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery at St. George. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 29 Jul 2006. 

Betsy Studenmund
Betsy Studenmund, 91, of Harrisonburg, Va., died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Sunnyside Chapel in Harrisonburg. From 12 Oct 2006.

Sidney A. Sturdivant
Mr. Sidney Allen Sturdivant, 72, a resident of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, in Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
He was born Oct. 25, 1933, at Coalton, a son of the late William Arthur and Elizabeth Rosalyn Brady Sturdivant.
Surviving are his wife, Karen Simmons Sturdivant; two brothers, David R. Sturdivant and wife, Nancy, of Beverly and Donald R. Sturdivant and wife, Carolyn, of Gilman; three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Hickman and husband, Chris, of Belington, Shelia Kay Lawrence and husband, Leslie, of Elkins and Rosana Howell and husband, Danny, of Elkins. Five grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
Also preceding him in death was a son, Sidney Allen Sturdivant Jr. ; and three brothers, Granville Robert “Bob” Sturdivant, Adrial Bland “Jerry” Sturdivant and William Walter “Skip” Sturdivant.
Mr. Studivant’s remains were donated to medical science. A memorial service will be at a later date. This announcement is a courtesy of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Mr. Sidney Allen Sturdivant.  From 12 Oct 2006.

Donetta L. Stutler
Donetta Lea Stutler, 46, of Route 1, Middleville Road, Flemington, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 4, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, after a three and one-half year battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Fairmont on Dec. 1, 1959, the daughter of Melvin L. Currey and Sandra H. Peterson Currey of Grafton.
Surviving also is her husband, Robert B. “Bob” Stutler, whom she married on July 9, 1983; two daughters, Ashlea B. Stutler and Holly M. Stutler both at home; one stepson, Bobby Stutler of Connecticut; one sister, Kristal K. Sumpter and husband, Lee Sumpter, of Charlottesville, Va.; two brothers, Mark A. Currey and fiance, Karel Martinson, of Grafton and Chad L. Currey and wife, Traci Currey, of Grafton; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Donetta was employed for 28 years as secretary and administrative assistant to the Honorable Circuit Judge Alan D. Moats, who was always a devoted employer and friend. She was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church of Grafton, was a member of the Business and Professional Women of Grafton and was a graduate of Grafton High School with the class of 1978. She always enjoyed her family and her friends and was a beloved daughter, wife, mother and sister. Donetta always had the utmost confidence and respect for her physician, Dr. James Abraham, and nurse, Angie Price, at the Cancer Center at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
A memorial and celebration of Donetta’s life will be conducted at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Message of Freedom Church next to the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton with the Rev. Thomas P. Horne officiating. The family will receive family and friends after the memorial service at the church. At the request of Mrs. Stutler, she will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Donald G. Ford Funeral Home Inc. in Grafton has been entrusted for the services of Mrs. Stutler.  From 7 Aug 2006.

Dolly G. Summerfield
Dolly Godwin Summerfield, 80, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Monday evening, Feb. 20, 2006, at her home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Dolly Godwin Summerfield. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Feb 2006.

“Dolly” Summerfield
Iva “Dolly” Godwin Summerfield, 80, a resident of Parsons, went home to be with the Lord, Monday evening, Feb. 20, 2006, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Sunday, Aug. 30, 1925, at Montrose, a daughter of the late Joseph Godwin and Ina Pearl Nestor Godwin.
On April 21, 1945, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Raymon Franklin Summerfield, who preceded her in death Aug. 14, 1992.
Surviving are two daughters, Velma Jean Nealis of Akron, Ohio, and Virginia Evans and husband, Joe, of the Blackman Flats community; one brother, Dennis Godwin of St. George; five grandchildren, Deanna French and husband, Darren, Jeff Evans and wife, Susan, Debbie Brooks, Greg Evans and wife, Teresa, and Jaime Coberly and husband, Johnny; 12 great-grandchildren; a special niece, Ada Cross and husband, Howard, of Montrose; a special friend; Bob Amie of Montrose; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were four brothers, Alva Shahan, Jacob Brooks Godwin, Johnny Godwin and Steven Godwin; and four sisters, May Streets, Sylvia Summerfield, Edith Nestor and Ruth Bohon.
She attended the one-room school at Brushy Fork. She was a former employee of Hazel Atlas Glass Factory in Grafton and Glen L. Martin of Baltimore, Md., working as a riveter during World War II. She was a former employee of the Parsons Nursery, Nella’s Nursing Home at White Gables of Parsons, Reidboard Sewing Factory of Elkins and Parsons Footwear. She loved to garden, crochet and shopping; and she loved her family.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate and interment will follow at Pifer Mountain Cemetery at St. George. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Iva “Dolly” Godwin Summerfield. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 22 Feb 2006.

Golden G. Summerfield
Golden Gliniul Summerfield, 64, of Teter Creek Road, Route 2, Philippi, Nestorville Community, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Friday, July 14, 2006, at his home. His death was unexpected.
He was born March 2, 1942, at Hendricks, a son of the late Odis Riley and Bessie Ellen (Long) Summerfield.
On Sept. 5, 1961, he was married to the former Charlotte Ann Shahan, who survives at Belington.
Also surviving are two daughters, Patty and Robert Canfield and Charlinda and Jerry Ramsey Jr., all of Belington; three sons, Glenn and Kathy Summerfield of Belington, Rick and Samsiah Summerfield of South Hedland, Australia and Forrest and Sherri Summerfield of Moatsville; five brothers, Lonnie Summerfield of Pittsburgh, Pa., Roger Summerfield of Belington, Carl Summerfield of Beverly, Doyle Summerfield and Ben Summerfield, both of Philippi; five sisters, Rachel Gragg and Freddie Triplett, both of Philippi, Ruby Kisamore of Parsons, Flora Jones of Pittsburgh and Barbara Jean Steele of Coalton; and 11 grandchildren, Levi, Kristin, Travis, Heather, Chesnee, Samantha, Amanda, Jeffrey, Terri, Robbie and Mindy.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Alberta Posten and by three brothers, Odis Summerfield, Jack Lee Summerfield and Charles Summerfield.
Mr. Summerfield was a retired laborer. He was a Protestant by faith who enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler and enjoyed life. He will be deeply missed.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, from the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave., Belington. Pastor Brian Corrick will officiate and interment will follow in Marsh Graveyard at Cross Roads Cemetery. Following the service, a reception will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Belington.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements. (www.stempleforman.com)  From 17 Jul 2006.

Mary Summerfield
Mary Marie Drane Summerfield, 88, a resident of Moore community, Montrose, and more recently a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home of Elkins, departed this life early Friday morning, Sept. 29, 2006, in the nursing home.
She was born Wednesday, May 29, 1918, at Wyatt, a daughter of the late William Golden Drane and Jessie Louise Moore Drane.
In 1937, at Parsons, she was married to Vineyard Bruce Summerfield, who preceded her in death, May 11, 1987.
Surviving are one son, Albin Marion Summerfield and wife, Norma, of Moore community; one stepson, Junior Maynard Summerfield and wife, Betty, of Rowlesburg; three grandsons, Thomas Bruce Summerfield and Nikki, David Allen Summerfield and wife, DeAnna, and Anthony Ward; and six great-grandchildren.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by one stepson, Wade Lee Summerfield; three sisters, Lucille Miner, Sarah M. Drane and Elsie M. Drane; and one great-granddaughter, Aleaha.
She attended the schools of Marion County. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was an employee of the former Tucker County Hospital, White Gables and retired from Nella’s Nursing Home. She loved her grandchildren and her animals.
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, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. Pastor Allen D. Crosten will officiate and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Marie Drane Summerfield. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 30 Sep 2006.

Sylvia Summerfield
Sylvia Kay Summerfield, 70, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at her home under the care of People’s Hospice of Clarksburg.
She was born Jan. 10, 1936, at Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of the late Frederick L. Smith Jr. and Wilma Katherine Harr Smith.
Surviving are two sons, David Lee Summerfield and wife, Debra, of Grayson, Ga., and Ralph Dennis Cunningham of Lithonia, Ga.; one daughter, Diane S. Chase of Lake City, Fla.; four grandchildren; one brother, Frederick L. Smith III of West Milford; one stepsister, Rose Young of Clarksburg; one aunt, Marianna Harr of Buckhannon; and many cousins, including Mary Frances Foppiano of Clarksburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Eleanor Menendez.
She worked in data administration at Moore Business Forms and was also employed by Strader’s. She attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Circle of Friends Book Club, Buckhannon Jaycettes and past president of Buckhannon Junior Women’s Club.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. On Friday, Sept. 8, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, she will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Quiet Dell. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 7 Sep 2006.

Herman Sutherland
The Rev. Herman R. Sutherland, 89, a resident of Mabie and patient in Nella’s Nursing Home, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Virginia, a son of the late James and Daisy Counts Sutherland.
He was married to Bessie Cummings Sutherland, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Deloras Jean Palumbo of Ohio and Susan Cummings of Procious; two sisters, Mabel Deems and Macel Samples, both of Procious; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death were a son, Vernard James Lower; two brothers, James and Chad Sutherland; and a sister, Mildred Nelson.
The Rev. Sutherland was a veteran of the U.S. Army, was employed as a coal miner and served as a minister with the United Methodist Conference in West Virginia.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with Cecil Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Phillips Cemetery near Jimtown. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for the Rev. Herman R. Sutherland. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Sep 2006.

Herman Sutherland
The Rev. Herman R. Sutherland, 89, a resident of Mabie and patient in Nella’s Nursing Home, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel with Cecil Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the Phillips Cemetery near Jimtown. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for the Rev. Herman R. Sutherland. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Sep 2006.

Hazel F. Sutphin
Hazel Florence Sutphin, 99, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at her home in South Charleston.
Hazel was born Nov. 12, 1906, at Oak Hill, the fourth child of seven, to James William and Mary Margaret Ingram. She lived her younger years and was educated in Fayette County.
On June 11, 1928, she married Beverly W. Sutphin Sr. and together they raised six children. Upon his death in 1963, she moved to Elyria, Ohio where she resided for 11 years. She then moved to South Charleston, where she spent her remaining years.
Hazel was a member of the 5th Avenue Church of God in South Charleston where she was named Mother of the Year. She was a member of the WCG and Inspirators Sunday School Class and the Thousand Oaks Garden Club, where she was named honorary member in 2005. She was well known and loved for her beautiful needlework. She traveled many European countries, Caribbean Islands, Hawaii and sailed on the Queen Elizabeth II, usually with tour groups, where her kind heart and easy laugh made many long-lasting friends. Hazel touched the lives of many families in the Charleston area through childcare as well. She loved to read the newspaper columns by Alice Faye Bragg, which reminded her of bygone times of childhood and life in rural West Virginia. Hazel was dearly loved by her many friends she came to know at Adena Village. They were and are tremendous blessings to Hazel and her family.
Hazel’s most evident gift was her love for Jesus Christ and her family. Even at her advanced age, she kept in touch with children, grandchildren and her “adopted” families. She seldom missed the messages of Charles Stanley, Joel Osteen, Robert Schuler and James Kennedy on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. The blessings God bestowed on her were many and she didn’t waste any of them. Hazel was a joy to all who knew her and will be sorely missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Beverly W. Sutphin Sr.; her sons, Paul Edward Sutphin, Marshall Luther Sutphin, Carl William Sutphin; and grandson, Edward Sutphin.
Surviving are her son, Beverly W. Sutphin Jr. and wife, Dorothy, of Middleburg, Mich., and Lakeland, Fla.; daughters, Doris J. Stafford and husband, William, of Elkins and Margaret S. “Sug” Eder and husband, Franklin “Bud,” of Charleston; grandchildren, Judith Burk, Gregory Sutphin, Barbara Mastaglio, Scott Eder, Susan Osborne, Lisa Johnson, Roseanne, Tammy and Marshall Sutphin II; 14 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston. A memorial celebration of her life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church with the Revs. Richard Mahan and Rodney Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Highlawn Memorial Park at Oak Hill. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made to: Hazel Sutphin Memorial Fund, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 900 Lawndale Lane, Charleston, W.Va. 25314 or 5th Avenue Church of God, 200 Fifth Ave., South Charleston, W.Va. 25303.  From 31 Mar 2006.

Betty L. Sutton
Betty L. Groves Sutton, 77, a former resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of Copley, Ohio, departed this life Tuesday morning, Oct. 3, 2006, at home with her family.
She was born Sunday, May 26, 1929 at Albright, a daughter of the late Cloyd Groves and Nettie Flo Martin Groves.
She was married to Homer Sutton, who survives. They had celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Also surviving are two sons, Jeff Sutton, New Port Richey, Fla.; Daniel Sutton and wife Kate, Medina, Ohio; one daughter, Sharon Cullion and husband, Raymond, Copley, Ohio; six grandchildren, Julia, Richard, Brian, John, Robert and William; and two great-grandchildren, Brennan and Baylee.
Preceding her in death are two brothers, Norman and Hugh “Bud” Groves and one sister, Norma “Sibby” Booth.
Betty was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1947. She and her husband raised their family in Sagamore Hills, Ohio, and returned to Elkins 18 years ago, where they lived at the Chenoweth Creek Community until her illness forced her return to Ohio several months ago. She was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed needlepoint, crocheting and crafts. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elkins and was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Friday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery at Junior. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Betty L. Groves Sutton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 4 Oct 2006. 

Betty L. Sutton
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins. Final rites will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow in Knights of Pythias Cemetery at Junior. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Betty L. Groves Sutton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Oct 2006.

Christopher Swanson
Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Swanson died while conducting combat operations against anti-Iraqi forces. He was in the Al Anbar Province on a dismounted patrol when the soldier encountered small arms fire. He was 25.
Swanson was a member of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Division, Task Force 1-35 Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Armor Division. This was his third tour in Iraq and had also been deployed in prior operations to Kosovo.
During his tenure in the Army, Swanson received various awards to include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign, Army Good Conduct, Iraq Campaign, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, NATO and Global War on Terrorism Service Medals. He was also the recipient of a Presidential Unit Citation, a Bronze Star and has two Purple Hearts pending.
The visitation was at Lee Funeral home in Owings, Md., Monday, July 31. The funeral was at the First Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, Md. today at 11 a.m. Swanson will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery today at 2 p.m.
Surviving are his parents, Gary W. and Kelly L. Swanson of Rose Haven, Md.; a brother, Kenneth S. Swanson of Rose Haven, Md.; four grandparents, Roger and Tillie Swanson of Philippi and Conrad C. Jr. and Peggy Sloan of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Staff Sgt. Christopher William Swanson Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 82, Friendship, Md. 20758.  From 1 Aug 2006.

David L. Swecker Jr.
David Lee Swecker Jr., 40, a former resident of Canton, Ohio, died June 3, 2006, of injuries sustained from a hit and run accident in Orlando, Fla., where he had lived for six years.
Born April 26, 1966, in Ohio, he was a son of the late David and Carrie Garrison Swecker.
David is survived by one daughter, Christina Louise Swecker, and one son, David Wayne Swecker, both of whom live with their mother, Shelly Wheeler Swecker of Canton, Ohio; paternal grandfather, Orville W. Swecker of Huttonsville; five aunts, Mrs. Ronald (Sue) Dean of Harrisonburg, Va., Mrs. Wallace (Loretta) Burner of Durbin, Naomi Lanham of Mill Creek, Mrs. Delmar (Nancy) Lanham and Mrs. Michael (Belinda) Toms, both of Huttonsville; two uncles, Carl Swecker and wife, Sharon, of Bowden and Orville Swecker and wife, Anita, of Meadville, Pa.; and a special mentor, Troy Davis. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Peter (Anita) Soucy, address unknown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Bernadine Bernard Swecker; his maternal grandparents, Ira Roth Garrison and Hester M. Garrison; and several aunts and uncles in the Garrison family.
He was a graduate of Waynesburg High School in Ohio. After graduation, David was a manager at the All Parts Store in Canton, Ohio. He later worked as a fabricator at Adams Fabricating in Canton, Ohio.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Mill Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bonnie Starkey officiating. Interment will be at Green Town Cemetery in Green Township near Canton, Ohio, at a later date.  From 11 Oct 2006. 

G. Steve Swecker
Gary Steve Swecker, 63, of Kingwood, died Monday morning, Aug. 14, 2006, in Health South Rehabilitation Center at Morgantown, following a brief illness.
He was born March 5, 1943, at Elkins, a son of Troy R. and Maxine (Corley) Swecker, who survive at Reedsville.
Also surviving are his wife, the former Patricia Ann Stewart, who survives at their home in Kingwood; one daughter, Cheryl “Sherry” Oliver of Kingwood; one brother, Richard N. Swecker of Kingwood; three grandchildren, Travis Joshua Ruckle, Hunter Lee Oliver and Skyler Marie Oliver, all of Kingwood; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gregory Alan Swecker.
Mr. Swecker was a 1961 graduate of Tygart Valley High School. He was employed as a computer programmer at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at Morgantown. He was an avid sportsman who particularly enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He was a Christian and spent many days and months in study of the scriptures. His paramount gift was his faith in the Lord.
Funeral services will be conducted from Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave. in Belington at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. Interment will follow in Knights of Pythias Mountain View Cemetery near Junior. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.  From 15 Aug 2006.

Thomas G. Swecker
Thomas G. Swecker, 68, a resident of Route 1, Beverly, passed away Friday morning, March 17, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Thomas G. Swecker. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Mar 2006.

Thomas G. Swecker
Thomas G. Swecker, 68, a resident of East Dailey, passed away Friday morning, March 17, 2006, in Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 31, 1937, at Elkins, a son of the late Ray Mason and Elsie Mae Daniels Swecker.
He was married to Janet Faye Collett Swecker, who survives at East Dailey. Also surviving are a son, Matthew Wayne Swecker of Elkins; two daughters, Lori Ann Swecker of Beverly and Suzanne Rochelle Swecker Kleffman and husband, Michael, of Deatsville, Ala. Five brothers, James Swecker and wife, Audrey, of Bridgewater, Va., the Rev. Harold Swecker and wife, Deborah, of Huttonsville, Ray Mason Swecker Jr. and wife, Nancy, of Charleston, Jerry Swecker of Beverly and Charles Swecker and wife, Whitney, of Staunton, Va.; four sisters, Betty Hinchman and, husband Don, of Beverly, Patricia Gear and husband, Robert, of Mill Creek, Pamela Wilson and husband, Leon, of Beverly and Carolyn Summerfield and husband, Calvin, of Beverly; and nine grandchildren, also survive.
Also preceding him in death was an infant sister, Delores Swecker.
Tom was employed for many years as a truck driver for Hammonds Trucking and Fox Lumber Co. He was also a self-employed carpenter. He was a loving family man and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his grandchildren. He enjoyed working in his yard and gardening and will be greatly missed by those who knew him. He was an active member of the Memorial Mission Church at Mill Creek.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank Long and the Rev. Randy Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery 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. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tygart Valley Athletic Boosters, in care of Sandy Henline, P.O. Box 68, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 or to the Memorial Mission Church, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 in memory of Mr. Swecker. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Thomas G. Swecker. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 20 Mar 2006.

Mary E. Swineford
Mary Ellen Harper Swineford died Aug. 11, 2006, in Kingston Nursing Home in Ashland, Ohio.
She was born Jan. 19, 1916, at Dryfork, to Daniel B. and Anzina Vandevender Harper, the ninth of 13 children.
On June 19, 1937, she was married to the late Walter R. Swineford.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Bill) Miller and Jeanne (Larry) Worley both of Ashland, Ohio; grandchildren, Mark and Trina Miller of Colorado, Jim and Birgit Miller of Texas, David and Judy Miller of Brunswick, Ohio, Todd and Janet Barr of Nova, Ohio, Kandee and Mike Evans of Greenwich, Ohio and Shawn and Vanessa Barr of Jeromesville, Ohio; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter, on March 5, 2001; her parents; and all her siblings.
She was a charter member of Orange Grange, a past member of the Social Gleaners Club and also a 4-H leader. She retired from Ashland Rubber Products in 1992.
She loved working, baking pies and made the best Texas sheet cake.
Mary was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Ashland, Ohio, since 1938.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Ashland, Ohio with the Rev. Robert Pflueger officiating. Interment will follow in Ashland County Memorial Park. Visitation with family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Radio Broadcast, 508 Center St., Ashland, Ohio 44805. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.dpkfh.com.   From 12 Aug 2006.

Lawrence L. Swick
Lawrence Lee “Lawrency” Swick, 50, formerly of Philippi and Holmes County, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, March 7, 2006, in Greenbriar Health Care Center in Wheelersburg, Ohio, following a nearly three-year illness.
He was born Aug. 18, 1955, at Philippi, a son of Lawrence Lewis and Pauline Marie (Haller) Swick, who survive on Hacker Road at Philippi.
Also surviving are one son, Jason Swick, and one daughter, Christine Swick, both in Ohio; five brothers, David Swick, Carl Swick and wife, Linda, the Rev. F. Howard Swick and wife, Benita, and Samuel Swick, all of Philippi, and Joseph Swick of Belington; two sisters, Buffy Bonifield and husband, Pat, of Bridgeport and Mary Elsey and husband, Bruce, of Inwood; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel William Swick.
Mr. Swick was a former application technician in the pest control industry and a spot welder in automobile fabrication. He was a musician who composed and sang southern gospel music and was Pentecostal by faith.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, from the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home at 385 S. Main St. in Philippi. The Rev. F. Howard Swick will officiate and interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 9 Mar 2006.

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