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Everett B. Tacy
Everett Boyd Tacy, 63, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Dec. 25, 2006, at his home in Cleveland, Ohio.
He was born July 11, 1943, at Conley Run near Valley Head, a son of the late Everett H. Tacy and Geneva Swecker Tacy.
He is survived by a daughter, Dottie Lou Tacy Wimberly and spouse, James Wimberly; two grandsons, Jacob and James Logan; and a granddaughter, Alexandria, all of Parma, Ohio; his devoted companion, Betty Suttles, her beloved children, Carl, Jo Ann and James, and grandchildren of Cleveland, Ohio; and three sisters, Dottie Lou Snyder and spouse, Stephen Snyder, of Buckhannon, Eudora Elizabeth Hyre of Columbia, Md., and Lois Ashe of Buford, Ga.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Margaret Sharp.
Mr. Tacy’s remains were cremated and will be taken to the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. A memorial for family and friends will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at the cemetery.  From 29 Dec 2006.

Geneva F. Tacy
Geneva F. Tacy, 104, a resident of Buckhannon, passed away Tuesday in the St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Geneva F. Tacy. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 22 Feb 2006.

Geneva F. Tacy
Geneva Flora Tacy, 104, a resident of Buckhannon, passed away Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Buckhannon.
She was born April 11, 1901, at Valley Head, a daughter of the late Jacob Calvin Swecker and Melinda Ruth Tacy Swecker.
On July 1, 1926, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Everett Henry Tacy, who preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1961.
Surviving are one son, Everett Boyd C. Tacy of Cleveland, Ohio; three daughters, Eudora Elizabeth Hyre of Maryland, Lois Alberta Ashe of Buford, Ga., and Dottie Lou Snyder of Buckhannon, with whom Mrs. Tacy made her home for the past 11 years. Six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
Preceding her in death were one daughter, Mary Margaret Sharp; 10 brothers and sisters; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was a homemaker.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Heater officiating. Interment will follow at the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Geneva Flora Tacy. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Feb 2006.

George K. Tacy
George K. Tacy, 85, of Cass, passed away Friday, March 3, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.
Mr. Tacy was born June 19, 1920, at Cass, to the late George Dallas and Mary Frances Syms Tacy.
Surviving are one sister, Abbie Kerr and husband, Merle, of Dunmore; and one brother, Oliver Tacy of Bowling Green, Va.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Lilly Grace Landis and Bertie Tacy Cassell; and brothers, Ollie, Burl and John.
Mr. Tacy was a farmer and World War II Army veteran.
Visitation was Sunday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Mann officiating. Interment will be in Tacy Family Cemetery at Cass. Pallbearers for Mr. Tacy’s service will be Wayne Cassell, Dick Holliday, Billy Thomas, Zane Hickson, Sam Mitchell, Ron Gordon and Don Gordon. Online condolences may be made to wwfh.ourcondolencs.com. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of the arrangements.  From 6 Mar 2006.

Rella M. Tacy
Rella Mae Tacy, 86, a former resident of Valley Bend and more recently a resident of Colonial Place, passed away at 6:34 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006, in the emergency department of Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 22, 1920, at Huttonsville, a daughter of the late Chumley Alfred Tacy and Mary Louise Simmons Tacy. She had never married.
Surviving are a brother, Vernon Alfred Tacy of Clarksburg; three sisters, Virginia Lee Layman of Fairmont, Eunice Pauline Price of Glasgow and Mary Ellen Nine of New Windsor, Md. Also surviving are six nieces and four nephews.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Gail George Tacy and Victor Neal Tacy; and a sister, Glena Maxine Eckberg.
She was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School in the class of 1938 and completed a course in office machines at the Vocational Technical School at Fairmont. Ms. Tacy was employed by Glen L. Martin and Eastern Air Craft at Baltimore, Md., during World War II. She also worked at Exxon Oil Co. at Baltimore and retired from the Owens Illinois Glass Co. at Fairmont after 28 years of employment. She was a member of the Becky’s Creek Homemakers Club, a 14-year member of the Mill Creek Huttonsville Women’s Society and a member of Onized Quarter Century Club. She enjoyed art and knitting, volunteered at Tyrand Parish at Mill Creek and was named Volunteer of the Year in the arts and clothing store. She was a Methodist by faith, enjoyed church and was a lifetime member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church at Becky’s Creek. She was a member of Church Women’s Society and in her youth, taught Sunday school.
Friends may call at Valley Chapel United Methodist Church at Becky’s Creek Wednesday, May 10, from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Bonnie Starkey will officiate and interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Valley Chapel United Methodist Church in care of Faye Channell, Route 1, Box 42, Huttonsville, W.Va. 26273. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Rella Mae Tacy. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 8 May 2006.

Rella M. Tacy
Friends may call at Valley Chapel United Methodist Church at Becky’s Creek Wednesday, May 10, from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Bonnie Starkey will officiate and interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Valley Chapel United Methodist Church in care of Faye Channell, Route 1, Box 42, Huttonsville, W.Va. 26273. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Rella Mae Tacy. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 9 May 2006.

Irvin D. Talbott
Irvin D. “Duke” Talbott, 93, a resident of Elm Street, Elkins, and more recently a resident of Colonial Place, departed this life Monday morning, May 1, 2006, in Colonial Place. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Irvin D. “Duke” Talbott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 2 May 2006.

Duke Talbott Dies at Age 93
I.D. “Duke” Talbott, 93, a resident of Elm Street, Elkins, and more recently a resident of Colonial Place, departed this life Monday morning, May 1, 2006, in Colonial Place. He had been in declining health.
He was born Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1912, at Elkins, a son of the late Aubrey Dane Talbott and Bessie Jane Jones Talbott.
He was married to Jean Elizabeth Kittle Talbott, who preceded him in death Dec. 10, 2002. They had celebrated 62 years of marriage.
For many years, he was the owner and operator of Talbott Glass in Elkins and served on the board of directors of Davis Trust Co.
Also surviving are three sons, John C. Talbott and wife, Mazie, of Elkins, I.D. “Duke” Talbott Jr. of Elkins and Mark L. Talbott and wife, Sue, of Kerens; one daughter, Ellen Talbott McCabe and husband, James, of Alpharetta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Amanda Talbott Lake of Barboursville, Va., Michael Talbott of Freeman, Va., Brian Talbott of Morgantown, Jason Talbott of Silver Springs, Md., Leah Talbott of Santa Cruz, Calif., Cristin Gallagher of Elkins and Sean McCabe of Alpharetta, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Christian, Emily and Olivia Lake, of Barboursville, Va.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert C. “Rob” Talbott; two brothers, Kenneth Talbott and Dorwin Talbott; and two sisters, Evelyn Glenn and Aleen Channell.
A 1935 graduate of Davis & Elkins College, he served as alumni representative and member of the Scholarship Fund Committee. In 2004, he was awarded the college’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.
During World War II, Mr. Talbott worked on the Manhattan Project. He was active in numerous church, civic and community activities. He was a lifelong member of the YMCA and served on its board of directors for 35 years. At the time of his death, he was director emeritus. He was a longtime member of Elkins Rotary, where he served on the board for a number of years.
He was an organizing member of the Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center and served as its treasurer. He was also active in Meals on Wheels. He helped organize and start the United Way of Randolph County and served on the board of directors and as division chair.
He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Elkins having served as chairman of the board of deacons, chairman of the building committee and chairman of the board of trustees.
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday morning, May 6, Mr. Talbott will be moved to First Baptist Church, where friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the Elkins YMCA, P.O. Box 367, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for I. D. “Duke” Talbott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 3 May 2006.

I.D. Talbott
Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday morning, May 6, Mr. Talbott will be moved to First Baptist Church, where friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the Elkins YMCA, P.O. Box 367, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for I. D. “Duke” Talbott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 4 and 5 May 2006.

I.D. Talbott
Friends were received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mr. Talbott will be moved today to the First Baptist Church where friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the Elkins YMCA, P.O. Box 367, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for I. D. “Duke” Talbott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 6 May 2006.

Kathleen W. Talbott
Kathleen Williams Talbott died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at Alpharetta, Ga.
Mrs. Talbott had her master’s degree in music and was a music teacher, pianist, organist and choir director for many years.
She died peacefully, surrounded by family.
She is survived by three sons, Brian Talbott, Tim Talbott and Nick Talbott; two daughters, Leslie Talbott and Kassie Talbott Nixon; her siblings, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Williams Jr., Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Tucker and Mrs. C.E. Britton; 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Buckhannon at 1 p.m. today. Interment followed in Heavner Cemetery at Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Music Ministry of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Twenty-fifth Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga. 30312. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 Jun 2006.

Mary A. Talbott
Mary Anne Sirilla “Mazie” Talbott, 66, a resident of Elm Street, Elkins departed this life Wednesday morning, Aug. 2, 2006, in the emergency department of Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Mary Anne Sirilla “Mazie” Talbott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Aug 2006.

Mary A. Talbott
Mary Anne Sirilla “Mazie” Talbott, 66, a resident of Elm Street, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday morning, Aug. 2, 2006, in the emergency department of Davis Memorial Hospital. Death was attributed to cardiac failure.
She was born Monday, Jan. 22, 1940, at Masontown, Pa., a daughter of the late Michael Sirilla and Anne Georgi Sirilla.
On Feb. 16, 1963, at Washington, D.C., she was married to John Charles Talbott, who survives. They had celebrated 43 years of marriage.
Also surviving are one son, Michael John Talbott of Freeman, Va.; one sister, Georgia Sirilla of Masontown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were one sister, Judy Sirilla; and one brother, Michael Charles Sirilla.
“Mazie” attended UCLA, was a homemaker and an avid sports fan. She had been involved extensively in youth sports activities in the Elkins area and was active in Catholic charities.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. On Saturday, Aug. 5, “Mazie” will be moved to Saint Mary’s Orthodox Church, 309 S. Washington St., Masontown, Pa., where friends may call from noon to 1 p.m., when the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated. The Rev. Fr. Dimitrov will be the Presider and interment will follow in Saint Mary’s Orthodox Cemetery at Masontown, Pa. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mary Anne Sirilla “Mazie” Talbott. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 6 Aug 2006.

Clifton R. Talkington
Clifton Russell Talkington, 67, of Philippi, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, in Mansfield Place following an extended illness.
He was born May 28, 1939, at Clemtown community, a son of the late Edward Bernard and Ruth (Haddix) Talkington.
His wife, the former Marilyn Ann Deckman, survives at Philippi. Also surviving are two sons, Larry Brian Talkington of Elkins and Clifton Eugene Talkington of Philippi; three daughters, Kathern (Carl) Findley, Tina (Dave) Watson, all of Philippi and Patricia (Wes) Swamb in Michigan; four brothers, Roger Lee Talkington, Robert Talkington, Jerry Talkington, all of Philippi, and Jimmy Talkington of Canton, Ohio; four sisters, Shirley Swiger and Alice Smith, both of Philippi, Lillian Swiger of Flemington and Bertha Lake of Clarksburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Randy Russell Talkington and Michael William Talkington; by one sister, Mable McGray; and by two brothers, James Haddix and Johnny Haddix.
Mr. Talkington was a former laborer for the West Virginia Department of Highways and the city of Philippi. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, gardening and playing cards.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St., Philippi. The Rev. Downing Gregory will officiate and interment will follow in Clemtown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. (www.stempleforman.com)  From 12 Oct 2006.

Irene M. Tanner
Irene Mae “Renie” (Lantz) Tanner, 76, of Petersburg died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
It was Mrs. Tanner’s wish to be cremated and a memorial service will be Monday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Petersburg with Bishop David Bradley officiating. 
Burial will be private in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.  From 25 Mar 2006.

Angela M. Antolini Tarantelli
Angela M. Antolini Tarantelli, 85, a resident of Elkins, departed this life at her residence. Death was unexpected.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Angela M. Antolini Tarantelli. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 25 Sep 2006.

Angela M. Tarantelli
Angela Marie Antolini Tarantelli, 85, a resident of Harrison Avenue, Elkins, departed this life late Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, 2006, at her home. She had been in her usual health and death was unexpected.
She was born Thursday, April 21, 1921, at Harding, a daughter of the late Rocco Antolini and Frances Polce Antolini.
On Feb. 22, 1944, at the Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church at Coalton, she was married to Anthony “Tony” Tarantelli, who preceded her in death Dec. 9, 1971.
Surviving are one daughter, Jayne Ellen Hunt and husband, Lawrence B., of Springfield, Va.; and one sister, Anna Mazzi of Nutter Fort.
Preceding her in death are five brothers, Anthony, Verby, Romeo, Peter and Dr. Carl J. Antolini; and three sisters, Susan Leo and two infants.
Angela was a graduate of Coalton High School and Davis & Elkins College where she received her bachelor of science degree in biology. She worked for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, retiring in 1982 and was a member of Davis Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and Saint Brendan Catholic Church.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The casket will remain closed. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Thursday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Fr. William Anderson will be the Presider and interment will follow in Saint Brendan Cemetery at Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Angela Marie Antolini Tarantelli. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Sep 2006.

Ruhama J. Taylor
Ruhama J. Arbuthnot Taylor, 93, a resident of Ocala, Fla., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., departed this life July 7, 2006, at Parkville, Md. She had been ill for the previous two weeks.
She was born June 28, 1913, in Ireland, to the late Charles and Ann Boyles Arbuthnot.
Her family immigrated to the United States and settled near Elkins. She attended the schools of Randolph County.
On May 29, 1935, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Odbert Raymond Taylor, who preceded her in death in 1980.
Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Beary and husband, John Beary, and Ruby Robinson and husband, William Robinson; seven grandchildren, Robert, John and Donald Wolski, Jane Wolski Cavey, Allan, Douglas and Dennis Robinson; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are three brothers, Charles Arbuthnot and wife, Clemmie, Robert Arbuthnot and Alexander Arbuthnot; and one sister-in-law, Ruby Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one daughter, Shirley Jean Smith. Also preceding her in death were brothers, Jerome and Grant Arbuthnot; and sisters, Mary McCauley, Elma Taylor and Margaret Biller.
Friends were received at the Evans Chapel of Memories in Parkville, Md., Sunday, July 9, and funeral services were Monday, July 10. Interment followed in Oak Lawn Cemetery at Baltimore, Md. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of donor’s choice in memory of Mrs. Taylor. This announcement is a courtesy of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home.  From 18 Jul 2006.

Russell S. Taylor
Russell Stailey Taylor, 75, of Dailey, departed this life Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006. His death was unexpected.
He was born May 27, 1931, at Morgantown, the only son of the late Zachariah Walter Taylor and Marie Stailey Taylor.
Russell “Larry” or “Little Zach” graduated from Terra Alta High School. He went to the Navy after high school and was stationed on the USS Wooster during the Korean War. He traveled around the world while in the Navy. He attended West Virginia University and graduated from Salem College. He was employed by Hope Gas Co. which changed to Consolidated Natural Gas and then to Dominion Hope, where he retired. He was a Master Mason of Jackson Lodge 35 AF & AM of Good Hope and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 109 of Good Hope. Russell was an avid hunter and loved to fish. The outdoors is where he loved to be. He was a Methodist by faith and will be sadly missed by his family and many close friends. He was so blessed with such a wonderful family and so many friends.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy W. Taylor of Dailey, and currently of Fairmont; his two sons and their children, Russell Scott Taylor, his son, Russell L. Taylor and his daughter, Melissa Taylor, of Charles Town, and Mark Taylor, his daughter, Anna Taylor, and his son, Zachary Taylor, of Fairmont.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Marie Taylor.
We wish to thank everyone. The world is a better place because Russell passed through it.
His wishes were to have no flowers and a private family, relatives and close friends memorial service in Freeland Methodist Church at Terra Alta on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, W.Va. 25339 or American Heart Association, 4510-C Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston, W.Va. 25302. Condolences may be sent to the Taylor Family at carpford@verizon.net. Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 9 Dec 2006.

Collene J. Tenney
Collene J. Tenney, 78, a resident of Buckhannon, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, in Talbott’s Personal Care at Belington.
She was born Sept. 11, 1928, at Cassidy, a daughter of the late Rudolph Miller and Ina Osburn Miller.
On June 5, 1946, she was married to Myron D. Tenney, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are three sons, Dennis Leo and wife, Chrystalyn Tenney, Robert Eugene and wife, Arawana Tenney, and William Paul and wife, Connie Tenney, all of Buckhannon; one grandson, Robert Paul Tenney of Buckhannon; two granddaughters, Lisa and husband, Eric McCullough, of Clarksburg and Bridget and husband, Sean Walker, of Chengdu, China; three great-granddaughters, Ashley McCullough, Lydia Walker and Rachel Walker; and one great-grandson, Ethan Walker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Alverta Lamb and Cleo Brown.
She was a homemaker and attended Nays Chapel.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Union Church Cemetery at Tallmansville. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 3 Oct 2006. 

Dorothy L. Tenney
Dorothy Louise Tenney, 77, of the Stringtown community, Belington, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 12, 1928, at the Berryburg community, Philippi, a daughter of the late Porter Lovett and Mable Pauline (Weaver) Cross.
On Jan. 10, 1947, she was married to William Linn Tenney, who preceded her in death July 28, 1995.
Survivors include eight sons, Stan (Che-Che) Tenney of Fairmont, Marvin (Lenora) Tenney and Michael Tenney, both of Belington, Martin “Rusty” (Nancy) Tenney of Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, David (Debbie) Tenney of Carlisle, Pa., Timothy Tenney and Mark (Vickie) Tenney, both of Elkins, and Matthew Tenney, U.S. Army, in Iraq; five daughters, Louise (Bill) Edmond, Florence (Robert) Cooper and Anna (Curtis) Moore, all of Belington, Rosmarie (Bertsell) Cathell of Philippi and Evelyn (David) Thorn of Elkins; two brothers, Junior Cross and Bill Cross, both of Belington; six sisters, Shirley Kelley of Elkins, Jennie Cline of Parkersburg, Sarah Tenney of Canton, Ga., Edna Cross of Belington, Wilma Shue of Elkins and Hallie Shahan of Belington; 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Alvin Tenney; and by one brother, Melvin Cross.
Mrs. Tenney was a homemaker and was a former emergency medical technician for the Belington Emergency Squad. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Laurel Mountain Post 410, Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion. She formerly attended the Stringtown United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave., Belington, at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18. The Rev. Jim Tallman and the Rev. David Brown will officiate and interment will follow in Stringtown Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.   From 15 Mar 2006.

Leland W. Tenney
Leland Warren Tenney, 84, a resident of Buckhannon, died Monday, March 27, 2006, in Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Center.
He was born Oct. 30, 1921, at Buckhannon, a son of the late Richard Allen Tenney and Lucy Ann Linger Tenney.
On June 22, 1941, he was united in marriage to Wanda Jane Hawkins Tenney, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are four sons, L. Douglas Tenney and wife, Judy, Dennis G. Tenney and wife, Navonda and Delmar Tenney and wife, Darla, all of Buckhannon, and James W. Tenney of Glenville; three daughters, Kathryn J. Reed, Shirley A. Reed and Linda M. Keffer, all of Buckhannon; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Rupert Tenney and Olin Tenney; two sisters, Opal Kesling and Goldie Tenney; and one grandson, Patrick D. Tenney.
He was a retired mechanic and lifetime farmer. He attended Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church where he was a trustee and superintendent. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged April 11, 1946. He was a lifetime member of Buckhannon Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3663.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the funeral home with the Rev. Karen Frazier officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Tallmansville where military honors will be conducted by Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 & 36. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 28 Mar 2006.

Margery V. Tenney
Margery Viola Tenney, 84, of Tallmansville, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at 9:36 p.m. at her home.
Mrs. Tenney was born Dec. 12, 1921, at Tallmansville to the late James Anthony Hornbeck and Nola Mae Gooden Hornbeck.
On Oct. 29, 1938, she was married to Boyd R. Tenney, who preceded her in death May 24, 2002.
She is survived by six sons, Ronald L. Tenney and wife, Ida, of Clover, S.C., Darrel R. Tenney and wife, Linda Jane, of Poquoson, Va., David A. Tenney and wife, Martha, of Lost Creek and Kenneth W. Tenney and wife, Crystal, of Mt. Carmel, the Rev. Bradley L. Tenney and wife, Judith, of Tallmansville and Bruce S. Tenney and wife, Tammy, of Yorktown, Va.; one sister, Pansy “Tee” Gooden of Jacksonville, Fla.; and 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Stacy Davis, Agnis “Sis” Trussler and Madeline “Weet” Tenney; six bothers, Ronford “Bud” Hornbeck, Denvile “Dude” Hornbeck, Richard “John D.” Hornbeck, Doyle Hornbeck, Lindberg “Lindy” Hornbeck and Carl Hornbeck.
Mrs. Tenney was a homemaker and a member of the Tallmansville Baptist Church in Buckhannon for 50 years. She was also a 50-year member of the Tallmansville CEOS.
Friends will be received Thursday, Oct. 26, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. On Friday, Oct. 27, Mrs. Tenney will lie in state from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour, at Tallmansville Baptist Church. The Rev. Tim Lewis will officiate. Internment will follow at Mt. Union Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Tallmansville CEOS, c/o Brad Tenney, HC Box 34 Tallmansville, W.Va. 26234. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 25 Oct 2006.

Mary B. Tenney
Mary Belle Furr Tenney, 76, a resident of Mansfield Addition, Philippi, passed away Friday, June 23, 2006, in Talbott Personal Care Home at Belington.
She was born Nov. 21, 1929, at Cassity, a daughter of the late John and Rachael (Vance) Furr.
She was united in marriage Feb. 21, 1949, to Lowell Junior Tenney, who preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1998.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann and husband, Hayward McGee, of Elk City Community, Philippi, and Pam and husband, Skip Burner, of Philippi; two sisters, Glenda Yokum of Buckhannon and Sandy and Joe Miller of Philippi; three brothers, Darrell and wife, Pauline Furr, of Nevada, Donald and Bobbie Furr and James and Barbara Furr, both of Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Patty and Berry Taylor of Elkins and Jane and Tom Collins of Conway, S.C.; two brothers-in-law, Robert and Nancy Tenney of Sidney, Ohio, and Don Tenney of Buckhannon; two grandchildren, Bill and wife, Ellen Knight, of Philippi and Olen and Christy Burner of Flemington; four great-grandchildren, Lori and Will Knight and Taylor and Gavin Burner.
Mrs. Tenney was a homemaker and in earlier years owned and operated Mary’s Threads. Mrs. Tenney was a member of the Barbour County Country Club, Barbour County Women’s Bowling Association and a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home at 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour, with Speaker Robert “Buck” True and the Rev. Linda Payton officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 24 Jun 2006.

Mary B. Tenney
Mary Belle Furr Tenney, 76, a resident of Mansfield Addition, Philippi, passed away Friday, June 23, 2006, in Talbott Personal Care Home at Belington.
She was born Nov. 21, 1929, at Cassity, a daughter of the late John and Rachael (Vance) Furr.
She was united in marriage Feb. 21, 1949, to Lowell Junior Tenney, who preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1998.
Surviving are two daughters, Ann and husband, Hayward McGee, of Elk City community, Philippi, and Pam and husband, Skip Burner, of Philippi; two sisters, Glenda Yokum of Buckhannon and Sandy and Joe Miller of Philippi; three brothers, Darrell and wife, Pauline Furr, of Nevada, Donald and Bobbie Furr and James and Barbara Furr, both of Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Patty and Berry Taylor of Elkins and Jan and Tom Collins of Conway, S.C.; two brothers-in-law, Robert and Nancy Tenney of Sidney, Ohio, and Don Tenney of Buckhannon; two grandchildren, Bill and wife, Ellen Knight, of Philippi and Olen and Christy Burner of Flemington; four great-grandchildren, Lori and Will Knight and Taylor and Gavin Burner.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Dayton Furr, Clayton Furr and Sonny Furr; and one granddaughter, Lori Ann Knight.
Mrs. Tenney was a homemaker and in earlier years owned and operated Mary’s Threads. Mrs. Tenney was a member of the Barbour County Country Club, Barbour County Women’s Bowling Association and a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.
Friends were received at Wright Funeral Home at 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi Sunday and today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour, with Speaker Robert “Buck” True and the Rev. Linda Payton officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home services.  From 26 Jun 2006.

Donna K. Teter
Donna Geneva Kerns Teter, 87, a longtime resident of Mill Creek, but who resided at Colonial Place for the past 5 1⁄2 years, passed away at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Colonial Place. She had been in declining health for the past 10 years, but critical for the past two weeks due to Alzheimer’s.
She was born April 21, 1919, at Job, a daughter of the late Omer and Beulah Kerns of Dry Fork.
She was married Dec. 12, 1935, to Joseph W. Teter who preceded her in death on July 16, 1991.
She is survived by seven sons and their spouses, Pastor Kenneth and Delores Teter of New Lexington, Ohio, Joseph, Jr. and Phyllis Teter of Wadsworth, Ohio, Pastor Bernard and Cathy Teter of Valley Bend, Pastor Jerry and Suzie Teter of Fairview, Robert and Margaret Teter, Thomas and Peggy Teter and Keith and Karen Teter, all of Mill Creek; one daughter, Martha Lanham and husband, Hertzel, of Mill Creek; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Leona Ramsier of Wooster, Ohio; and one sister-in-law, Eunice Kerns of Medina, Ohio.
Also preceding her in death was one brother, Hobart Kerns.
Mrs. Teter was a devoted wife and mother, and was much loved by family and friends and will be greatly missed. She enjoyed gardening and attended the Union Mission Church at Mill Creek.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins and noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Randy Long officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. State Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to North Central West Virginia Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 4543, Star City, W.Va. 26504-4543 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mrs. Teter. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Donna Geneva Kerns Teter. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 1 Dec 2006.

Donna G. Teter
Donna Geneva Kerns Teter, 87, a longtime resident of Mill Creek, but resided at Colonial Place for the past 5 1/2 years, passed away at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Colonial Place. She had been in declining health for the past 10 years, but critical for the past two weeks due to Alzheimer’s disease.
Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today from the Tomblyn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the North Central West Virginia Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 4543, Star City, W.Va. 26504-4543 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 in memory of Mrs. Teter. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Donna Geneva Kerns Teter. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Dec 2006.

Eunice M. Teter
Eunice Mae Teter, 88, a resident of South Kerens Avenue, Elkins, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, in Colonial Place.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Eunice Mae Teter. Condolences may be expressed at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Dec 2006.

William R. Teter
William Robert “Bill” Teter, 63, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Tuesday evening, May 16, 2006, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for William Robert “Bill” Teter. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 17 May 2006.

William R. Teter
William Robert “Bill” Teter, 63, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Tuesday evening, May 16, 2006, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1942, at Elkins, a son of the late Robert King Teter and Juanita Pearl Boudman Teter Coberly.
He was married to the former Vickie D. Phillips Thornhill, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, William Robert “Roby” Teter Jr. and fiancée, Tara Shipman, of Elkins and Norman Allan Teter and wife, Mitzy, of Elkins; one daughter, Renee Teter Heckel and husband, J. Thomas, of Elkins; one stepdaughter, Anita Dawn Phillips of Elkins; one half sister, Roberta “Bobbie” Teter Johnson of Randleman, N.C.; four grandchildren, Robert Ryan Teter, Linlee Jordan Haddix, Haley Alexis Teter and Mason Allan Teter; and one stepgranddaughter, Alexa Marie Wiseman.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was his special great-aunt, Nedra J. Stanley.
He was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1960 and was a graduate of the Nashville Auto Diesel College. In 1964, he established Bill’s Auto Repair Inc. and in 1972 he added Bill’s Auto Salvage. He was a founding member of the West Virginia Auto Dismantling and Recycling Association (ADRA), was a member and past exalted ruler of Elkins Lodge 1135 BPOE, was a member of the Aerie 2344 Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Otterbein United Methodist Church. He was an avid gun collector, a war history enthusiast and had a great love for animals.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home, Elkins Lodge 1135 BPOE will conduct ritualistic services. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Friday, May 19, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Cancer Care Center, 801 Harrison Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for William Robert “Bill” Teter. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 18 May 2006.

Richard D. Thomas
Richard Denison Thomas, 73, a resident of Route 1, Huttonsville, passed away at 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Richard Denison Thomas. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Sep 2006.

Richard D. Thomas
Mr. Richard Denison Thomas, 73, a resident of Huttonsville, passed away at his residence Sept. 25, 2006, following a prolonged battle with cancer.
Born in Sandusky, Ohio, on Sept. 10, 1933, he was the only son of Vinton Harry and Dorothy Verna Thomas.
He attended Oberlin College and graduated from Ohio State University with a master’s in history. During his graduate study, he was an associate of Robert Bremner in the publication of the Harvard University Children and Youth in America. He was then a senior research associate in charge of writing health care legislation for Ohio. He was then selected as director of a commission tasked with overhauling the Mental Health and Retardation System of Ohio. Additionally, as a historian for the Air Force Systems Command, he wrote numerous articles and speeches and two books detailing the history and decision making process of the U.S. Air Force. In 1997, the Thomases moved from Columbus, Ohio, to West Virginia where they had enjoyed the wilderness and hospitality of the residents for three decades before. Mr. Thomas was honored to be elected president of the Emergency Medical Authority of Randolph County, and was a board member of the Valley Health Care clinic, the building committee of the Tygart Valley Library and the Randolph County Republican Party. A lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, he was a strong advocate for the preservation of the Second Amendment right of the people to bear arms.
In July 1956, he married Elizabeth Milne of Simsbury, Conn. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July.
They have two children, Jennifer Susan Harrison and her husband, Howard, of Columbus, Ohio, and U.S. Navy Capt. Christopher Brent Thomas and wife, Robin Elizabeth, of Chesapeake, Va. They have three grandchildren, Elizabeth Anabel New of Huttonsville, Eric Christopher and Heather Elizabeth Thomas of Chesapeake, Va. They have two great-grandchildren, Charles Wayne and Kelly Renee New of Huttonsville.
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Robert J. Klein and Sister Mary Ella Morrison will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries, P.O. Box 365, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 in memory of Mr. Thomas. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Richard Denison Thomas. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 28 Sep 2006.

Richard D. Thomas
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert J. Klein and Sister Mary Ella Morrison will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries, P.O. Box 365, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 in memory of Mr. Thomas. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Richard Denison Thomas. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 30 Sep 2006. 

Richard D. Thomas
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert J. Klein and Sister Mary Ella Morrison will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries, P.O. Box 365, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 in memory of Mr. Thomas. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Richard Denison Thomas. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 29 Sep 2006.

Richard D. Thomas
Mr. Richard Denison Thomas, 73, a resident of Huttonsville, passed away at his residence Sept. 25, 2006, following a prolonged battle with cancer.
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Mill Creek Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert J. Klein and Sister Mary Ella Morrison will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries, P.O. Box 365, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 in memory of Mr. Thomas. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Richard Denison Thomas. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Oct 2006.

Richard D. Thomas
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Mill Creek Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert J. Klein and Sister Mary Ella Morrison will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries, P.O. Box 365, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 in memory of Mr. Thomas. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Richard Denison Thomas. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 13 Oct 2006.

Richard D. Thomas
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Mill Creek Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert J. Klein and Sister Mary Ella Morrison will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tyrand Cooperative Ministries, P.O. Box 365, Mill Creek, W.Va. 26280 in memory of Mr. Thomas. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Richard Denison Thomas. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Oct 2006.

Gilbert Thomason
Gilbert Edward Thomason, 82, a resident of HC 36, Tallmansville, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at his home in Queens.
He was born April 12, 1924, at Long Run, a son of the late Edgar Poling and Pearl Thomason Zickefoose.
On July 3, 1953, he was married to Arabelle R. Chewning Thomason, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Gary Edward Thomason of Belington; four daughters, Anita Wright and husband, John, of Queens, Susie Perkins and husband, Virgil, of Ivy, Twiggy Tapscott of Queens and Bobbi Lynn Thomason of Queens; five brothers, Alex Poling of Maryland, Roger Poling of Buckhannon, Darrel Zickefoose and Carrol Zickefoose of Ohio, and Harold Zickefoose of French Creek; 11 sisters, Virginia Kyle of French Creek, Mary Wilson of Rock Cave, Deloris Madden of Ohio, Hilda Hanifan of Queens, Betty Miller of Buckhannon, Gereta Cutright of Ohio, Ilene Arbogast of Maryland, Betty Phillips of North Carolina, Dot French of Maryland, Ellen Ketchom of Maryland, and Genellia Yoakum of Ellamore; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Gilbert Eugene “Snoop” Thomason; two brothers, Lairl Poling and Lonzo Poling; and four sisters, Juanita VanDevender, Maude Flores, Icie Chewning and Doreen Poling.
He was an oil well driller for Union Drilling, Sam Jack and Fox. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was Baptist by faith.
Friends will be received from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lanham Cemetery at Queens. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 5 Dec 2006.

Porter R. Thomason
Porter Ray Thomason, 96, a resident of Tallmansville, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, in Holbrook’s Nursing Home at Buckhannon.
He was born Sept. 10, 1910, at Long Run, the son of the late Martin Thomason and Izora Anglin Thomason.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was a timberman. He attended Long Run United Methodist Church and was a member of Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the service hour. Interment will follow in Long Run Cemetery at Queens. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.   From 12 Sep 2006.

Roy J. Thomason
Roy Junior Thomason, 66, of Clarksburg, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.
He was born July 26, 1939, in Randolph County, a son of the late Roy W. Thomason and Lenora J. Shockey Thomason, who survives in Buckhannon.
He was united in marriage May 11, 1963, to Elizabeth “Betty” Ware Thomason, who survives in Clarksburg.
He is also survived by one son, Martin L. and wife, Karen (Grega) Thomason, of Clarksburg; one daughter, Debra K. and husband, Donnie Bonner, of Adrian; six grandchildren, Seth, Logan and Brittany Bonner of Adrian and Jordan, Ashton and Brayden Thomason, of Clarksburg; one brother, Charles and wife, Sheila Thomason, of Buckhannon; one sister, Katie and husband, Clyde Howes, of Buckhannon; two nephews; and five great-nieces and great-nephews. Also surviving are two aunts, Pauline (Shockey) Grayson and husband, Jim, of Edgewater, Fla. and Dorothy Thomason of Mabie; and one uncle, Ray Thomason of Holbrook Nursing Home. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Florence Ware of Adrian.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy W. Thomason; and his father-in-law, Albert L. Ware.
Mr. Thomason was a member of the IBEW Local 17 of Detroit, Mich., and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was also a NASCAR fan.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Ralph Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Union Cemetery. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 3 May 2006.

Arthur Thompson
Arthur Carlies Thompson, 94, of Elkins, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, in Nella’s Nursing Home in Elkins.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Lambert Cemetery with the Rev. William Vandevender officiating. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home services.  From 21 Sep 2006.

Georgia Thompson
Mrs. Georgia Ann “Jo Ann” Thompson, 80, a resident of Huttonsville, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 16, 2006, at her home.
She was born April 24, 1926, at Volga, a daughter of the late William Wesley and Lavina Dade Harris Wagner.
On Nov. 1, 1944, she was united in marriage to Rollin V. “Slim” Thompson, who survives at Huttonsville.
Also surviving are a daughter, Sharon L. Wood of Huttonsville; and one son, Michael S. Thompson and wife, Darlene, of Huttonsville. Two grandchildren, Mrs. Pete (Anita) Tacy II and Stuart M. Thompson; a brother, Robert Stanley Wagner of Buckhannon; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Kathleen Virginia) Aul of St. Augustine, Fla., and Mrs. George (Betty Lee) Pierce of Satsumee, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Raymond Wesley Wagner, Almon Tharrel “Boots” Wagner and Clifford Aubrey Wagner; and two sisters, Mary Marie Wagner Wright and Wanda Grace Wagner Bennett.
Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker, loved gardening and flowers, crafts and feeding friends.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, she will be moved to the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church for visitation from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. Dr. Robert J. Klein and the Rev. Bonnie Starkey will officiate and interment will follow in Mingo Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the FMC Dialysis Unit Patient Fund, 100 Main St., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or to the Mingo Cemetery Fund in care of Anita Tacy, Route 1, Box 38, Huttonsville, W.Va. 26273 in memory of Mrs. Thompson. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Georgia Ann “Jo Ann” Thompson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 18 Sep 2006.

Ilean A. Thompson
Ilean A. Thompson, 85, a former resident of Crystal Springs and a resident of 1623 Taylor Ave., Elkins, went home to be with the Lord at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since Nov. 20.
Friends will be received at F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday after 6 p.m. Services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Terry Cannon of Believer’s Fellowship in Montrose and the Shiloh Baptist Church in Elkins will officiate. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to ferunnerfuneralhome@citynet.net. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 27 Nov 2006.

Ilean A. Thompson
Ilean A. Thompson, 85, a former resident of Crystal Springs and a resident of 1623 Taylor Ave., Elkins, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at 6:15 a.m. in Davis Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since Monday.
Born Sept. 20, 1921, in Huttonsville, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Martha May Gear-Smith.
On Feb. 21, 1951, she was united in marriage to the Rev. Robert “Bob” Thompson, who survives at Taylor Avenue.
In addition to her husband, Ilean is survived by five sons, Tom Hamrick and Pat of Elkins, Robert “Bob” Hamrick and Nyoka of Harding, Edward Thompson and Vickie of Lynchburgh, Va., Johnny Thompson and Sherri of Hagerstown, Md., and Homer Thompson and Maggie of Surry, Va.; two sisters, Virginia Tacy of Weirton and Adeline Paugh and husband, Kenny, of Elkins; and one brother, Ray Smith and wife, Virginia, of Elkins. Also surviving are six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Preceding her in death, besides her parents, were three brothers, Robert Smith and two infant brothers.
Ilean was a Tygarts Valley High School graduate and was employed at G.C. Murphy’s Co. as a sales clerk for several years. In 1956, she received her minister’s license. Ilean, along with her husband, the Rev. Thompson, served many churches in Elkins and the outlying areas. Also, they were pastors at Harrison Community Church for two years. At the time of her death, Ilean was still serving the Lord in many ways, such as each Memorial Day she would take flowers to everyone’s grave that she knew. She also enjoyed baking and gardening.
Ilean loved spending time with her family and talking about the Lord. She touched many lives on her journey here on earth and will always have a place in the hearts of those who loved her.
Friends will be received at F. E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel today, Nov. 28, after 6 p.m. Services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Terry Cannon of Believer’s Fellowship in Montrose and the Shiloh Baptist Church in Elkins will officiate. Interment will follow in Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to ferunnerfuneralhome@citynet.net. F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ilean A. Thompson.  From 28 Nov 2006. 

Mary C. Thompson
Mary Catherine Thompson, 86, of Riverton, where she made her home with her sister for 40 years, Peachie Thompson, died Dec. 23, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 3, 1920, at Onego, a daughter of the late Amby Thompson and Delphia Payne Thompson.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews; one sister, Peachie Thompson of Riverton; and two brothers, Jerlo Thompson of Seneca Rocks and Achie Thompson of Alpena.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Trumie, Dewey and Hughie; and two sisters, Lillie Elza and Ressie Biller.
She attended Brushy Run School and was a homemaker.
Family will receive friends today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Earl Bible officiating. Interment will follow in North Fork Memorial at Riverton. Memorials may be made to North Fork Senior Center at Riverton. Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of the arrangements.  From 26 Dec 2006.

Rosella G. Thorne
Rosella G. (Vance) Thorne, 88, of Dorcas, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Family will receive friends today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Brake Church of the Brethren in Dorcas with Pastors Craig Howard and Calvin Redman officiating. Interment will follow in the Brake Cemetery at Dorcas. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 19 Dec 2006.

Charles Thornhill Jr.
Mr. Charles Henry Thornhill Jr., 77, a resident of Montrose, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 4, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Charles Henry Thornhill Jr.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.   From 6 Jan 2006.

Charles H. Thornhill Jr.
Mr. Charles Henry Thornhill Jr., 77, a resident of Montrose, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 4, 2006, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown as a result of complications following heart surgery.
He was born Feb. 19, 1928, in Elkins, a son of the late Charles Henry Thornhill and the late Carmen Emma Daniels Thornhill Messer.
On May 29, 1950, he married the former Willa Jean Moyer, who survives at their home at Montrose.
Also surviving are two sons, Charles Henry Thornhill III and wife, Carol, of Montrose and Daniel Wayne Thornhill and wife, Terry, of Dailey; two daughters, Susan Lynn Schleer and husband, John, of Ringoes, N.J., and Leesa Marie Harris and husband, Tim, of Montrose; two sisters, Carol Fansler and husband, Owen, and Karen Arbogast and husband, John, all of Elkins; three brothers, Jack Messer and wife, Mary Alice, Henry Messer Jr. and wife, Nancy, all of Elkins, and Joe Messer Sr. and wife, Barbara, of Parsons; and 12 grandchildren, Matthew, Amber, Lindsay, Joseph and Andrea Thornhill, John Thomas, Hannah, Leah, Ben and Sarah Schleer and Mark and Katie Harris. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Also preceding him in death was one sister, Janet Westrope.
Mr. Thornhill attended schools in Seebert and Hillsboro. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy and later in the Merchant Marines. He worked for the Western Maryland Railroad and retired from Chessie System Railroad with 30 years of service. He was an avid farmer, gardener and carpenter. He was a member of the Israel United Methodist Church of Montrose and a member of Elkins Lodge No. 108 AF & AM.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charles Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in the Elkins Memorial Gardens. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Henry Thornhill Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Jan 2006.

Jessie I. Thorpe
Jessie Irene Thorpe, 84, of Buckhannon, died Monday, April 10, 2006, in Holbrook Nursing Home.
She was born June 20, 1921, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Waitman T. and Lula P. Mullinex Chidester.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Thorpe, who died June 1, 2002.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and husband, Russ Rose, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; one stepson, Gary and wife, Cheryl Thorpe, of Buckhannon; one grandson, Brad Boney of Maryland; one sister, Madeline “Peg” Kulina of Buckhannon; and one sister-in-law, Fran Chidester of Buckhannon. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Don Chidester; one sister, Delvena Baptista; and three infant brothers.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at the Funeral Chapel with Pastor J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Interment will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Buckhannon United Methodist Church in memory of Jessie. Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 13 Apr 2006.

James L. Tighe
James “Jim” Luton Tighe, of Newburg, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at his home in Newburg.
Jim was born April 23, 1935, at Grafton, a son of the late Harry L. and Myrtle Catherine Grow Tighe.
He retired after 30 years of service, in 1997, as a steel cutter for Proctor Silex. Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He loved to hunt and ride his four-wheeler.
Jim is survived by his wife of 25 years, Alma Marie “Tina” Rapp Tighe; three sons and spouses, James “Ricky” and Jeannie Tighe, Danny Dewayne Tighe and David Lee and Denise Anshel, all of Baltimore, Md.; one daughter and spouse, Linda Marie and David Alston of Windsor, Pa.; three brothers and spouses, Tommy and Dottie Tighe of Street, Md., Richard and Mary Tighe of Belington and John and Donna Tighe of Grafton; one sister and spouse, June and Richard Burgoyne of Newburg; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul David Tighe and two in infancy; and one sister, Carol Anne Tighe.
Friends may call at Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Homes-Taylor Chapel in Newburg today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Sisler officiating. Interment will follow in West Virginia National Cemetery at Pruntytown. Taylor County Veterans of Foreign Wars posts will accord military graveside rites. Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.rotruck-lobb.com. Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.  From 27 Nov 2006.

Lucille C. Tiller
Lucille Compton Tiller, 77, of Franklin, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at her home.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark McCallister officiating. Burial will be in North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton. Kimble Funeral Home is in charge of the services.  From 6 Mar 2006.

Virgil Tingler
Virgil “Henry” Tingler, 69, of Bartow, died Friday, March 31, 2006, at his home.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Circleville Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Revs. Bill Cos and Harold Mullenax. Burial will be in Tingler-Hedrick Cemetery. Kimble Funeral Home services.  From 3 Apr 2006.

Martin Toler Jr.
Martin Toler Jr., 51, entered into his heavenly home Jan. 2, 2006, due to a mining accident.
Born Jan. 22, 1954, he was the son of the late Martin and Ethel Cline Toler of Cyclone.
Jr. was a 1971 graduate of Oceana High School. He had more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry. Jr. was a devoted Christian, a deacon, Sunday school teacher and adult Bible study teacher at Stump Chapel Church at Tesia. He was a doting and loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved life to its fullest and was a strong witness and blessing to all that knew him. His final message to everyone was “Tell all I will see them on the other side.”
In addition to his parents, Jr. was preceded in death by six brothers, Elliott Lee, William “Bill,” Edmond, Charles “Buzz,” A.W. “Uple” and Harris Toller.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Lou Russell Toler of Flatwoods; one son, Chris Toler and his wife, Jennifer, of Flatwoods; one daughter, Courtney Browning and her husband, Brandon, of Flatwoods; a special nephew, George Toler and his wife, Crissy, of Flatwoods; six grandchildren, Lindsey and Natalle Toler, Chase and Cole Browning and Drew and Abbey Toler, all of Flatwoods; four brothers, Tom Toler and wife, Karen, of Summersville; Millard Toler and wife, Elizabeth, of Davin, David Toler and wife, Sue, of Little Birch and Dean Toler and wife, Patti, of Exchange; one sister, Ruby “Sis” Haught and husband, Tony, of Cyclone; mother-in-law, Madge Cook Russell of Flatwoods; father-in-law, Ralph Russell and wife, Lois, of Matheny; and sisters-in-law, Margie Toler of Flatwoods and Juanita Toler of Cyclone. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Services were at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Stump Chapel Church at Tesia with the Rev. Marvin Given and The Rev. Earl Elliott officiating. Burial was in Braxton County Cemetery on Airport Road at Sutton. Donations may be made to Stump Chapel Church, 110 Locust Estates, Sutton, W.Va. 26601.
The family would like to say a special thank you to all those who prayed for them — to the pastor and members of Sago Baptist Church, the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, the mine rescue teams and everyone that helped during this time of sorrow.  From 9 Jan 2006. 

Zada C. Tovey
Zada Cappadony McCauley Tovey, 66, a former resident of Elkins, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 13, 2006, around 7 a.m. She had lived in Laurinburg, N.C., for the past several years.
Born May 4, 1940, in Adolph, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Russie Chewning Cappadony.
She was married to Jesse Donald McCauley, who preceded her in death in 1974.
She is survived by their four children and their spouses, Donald McCauley and wife, Emily, of Smerna, Del., William McCauley of York Pa., Richard McCauley and his partner, Stephen Nicholson, of Woodbridge, Va., and Patricia McCauley and her partner, Delina Less, of Morgantown. She is survived by three sisters, Sherry Malatesta of Mechanicsville, Md., Helen Zambelli of Elkins and Rose Cameron of Little River, S.C. She has a large extended family in the Elkins area.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband were four brothers Tony, John, Frank and Joseph Cappadony; and her beloved sister, Nina Cappadony Lantz Ammons.
Zada was an accomplished seamstress and cook, skills that she used throughout her professional life. She was a caring friend and had a quick smile. She was known for her great sense of humor.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Scotland County Humane Society in Laurinburg N.C. (910) 276-9271 or the Randolph County Humane Society in Elkins, 636-7844.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the graveside in Concord Cemetery at Belington.  From 16 Nov 2006. 

Evelyn L. Travise
Evelyn Louise George Travise, 50, a resident of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.
She was born Dec. 9, 1955, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Hobert J. George and Ethel Pingley George Jenkins, who survives at Norton.
On June 8, 1974, she was united in marriage to John “Butch” Travise, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are two sons, Sgt. John J. Travise III, serving in Bagdad, and Andrew T. Travise and wife, Amy, of Buckhannon; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Madelyn Travise of Coalton; two brothers, Hensley “Butch” George and wife, Isabel, of Orrvile, Ohio, and Enoch “Arnold” George and wife, Donna, of Dalton, Ohio; seven sisters, Barbara Carder and husband, Kenny, of Philippi, Edith Scott of Dartmore, Loretta Schartiger and husband, Tom, of Gallopolis, Ohio, Arlene Bowers and husband, Phillip, of Tampa, Fla., Ruthie Poling and husband, Jeff, of Callahan, Fla., Jenny Newsome and husband, Craig, of Buckhannon and Susie Jenkins of Buckhannon; 30 nieces and nephews and 20 great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two infant brothers, Ronald and Roger George; and one nephew, Butchie George.
She was a graduate of Coalton High School and employed by West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Tinney officiating. Interment will follow in Phillips Cemetery at Phillips Chapel Church. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 24 Feb 2006.

Evelyn L. Travise
Evelyn Louise George Travise, 50, a resident of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, in Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown.
She was born Dec. 9, 1955, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Hobert J. George and Ethel Pingley George Jenkins, who survives at Norton.
On June 8, 1974, she was united in marriage to John “Butch” Travise, who survives at Buckhannon.
Also surviving are two sons, Sgt. John J. Travise III serving in Bagdad and Andrew T. Travise and wife, Amy, of Buckhannon; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Madelyn Travise of Coalton; two brothers, Hensley “Butch” George and wife, Isabel, of Orrvile, Ohio, and Enoch “Arnold” George and wife, Donna, of Dalton, Ohio; seven sisters, Barbara Carder and husband, Kenny, of Philippi, Edith Scott of Dartmore, Loretta Schartiger and husband, Tom, of Gallopolis, Ohio, Arlene Bowers and husband, Phillip, of Tampa, Fla., Ruthie Poling and husband, Jeff, of Callahan, Fla., Jenny Newsome and husband, Craig, of Buckhannon and Susie Jenkins of Buckhannon; 30 nieces and nephews; and 20 great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two infant brothers, Ronald and Roger George; and one nephew, Butchie George; and three stepbrothers, Neil George, Bobby George and William “Tootsie” George.
She was a graduate of Coalton High School and employed by West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Tinney officiating. Interment will follow in Phillips Cemetery at Phillips Chapel Church. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 25 Feb 2006.

Forrest V. Trickett Jr.
Forrest Virgil Trickett Jr., 88, a resident of Findley Street, Elkins, departed this life Friday evening, Aug. 18, 2006, at his home. He had been in declining health.
He was born Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1917, at Elkins, a son of the late Forrest Virgil Trickett Sr. and Margaret Catharine Glenn Trickett.
On Aug. 28, 1939, at Cumberland, Md., he was married to Freda Hope Hamner, who preceded him in death April 15, 2001. Surviving are one sister, Margaret Catharine McLaughlin of Elkins and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were one son, Gary Forrest Trickett; two sisters, Geraldine Louise Trickett and Mildred Trickett Dodd; and one brother, Richard “Dick” Trickett.
Forrest was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1935 and served with the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 at Jacksonville, Fla. He later worked in the family grocery business for 21 years, along with his father and brother. He and his brother, Dick, then started Trickett Hardware in 1956, an Elkins institution. He retired from the business in 1986 upon selling it to its current owners. Forrest was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he was baptized in 1929. He had served as a Sunday school teacher for more than 60 years. He had also served as deacon, trustee, moderator, a member of five pulpit committees and other miscellaneous positions when needed. He had served as president of the West Virginia Baptist Convention in 1964 and vice president of the Eastern Baptist Men.
He was active with the Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center, serving as its treasurer for 15 years and later as a participant in senior programs offered at the center. He had served on the board of directors of the Elkins YMCA, was a member of the Elkins Lodge 108, AF & AM, York Rite, Scottish Rite and Randolph Chapter 74, Order of the Eastern Star, where he had served as past worthy patron. He was a member of the Elkins Rotary Club and was the recipient of the Elkins Business Man of the Year award in 1984. Forrest enjoyed a wide range of hobbies from piloting a plane, owned by his brother upon his return from the Navy, gardening, beekeeping, photography, Biblical studies and becoming a skilled wood worker. He offered love, friendship and Christian faith to all those around him and will be missed.
His adopted family of Cherie, David, Mikel, Angie, Megan and Jenny Welling of Addison, Pa., formerly of Beverly, will miss him as a friend, father, grandfather, mentor and cherished family member as will his caregivers, Judith, Corrie and Jack.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. On Tuesday morning, Aug. 22, Mr. Trickett will be moved to the First Baptist Church, where friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli and the Rev. Nancy I. Stevens will officiate and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins, where 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 First Baptist Church, 412 Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 or to the charity of your choice. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Forrest Virgil Trickett Jr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 21 Aug 2006.

Thomas Triplett Sr.
Thomas Owen Triplett Sr., 74, a resident of Cole Ave., Elkins, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital in Clarksburg. He had been in declining health for the past two years.
He was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Elkins, a son of the late Glenn and Elsie Fruburger Triplett.
He is survived by three sons, Obert Triplett and wife, Susan, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thomas Triplett Jr. of Beverly and David Hartley Jr. of Elkins.; three daughters, Sherry Jo Armstrong and husband, David, Traci Coontz and husband, Greg, and Shelly Davis, all of Elkins. Fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Preceding him in death were three sons, Richard, Timothy and David “DJ” Triplett; and one sister, Elsie (Peggy) Weatherford.
Mr. Triplett was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War and was retired from Seneca Supply. He was a member of the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Randal Richards officiating. Interment will follow in the American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery. 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. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Thomas Owen Triplett Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.  From 14 Jan 2006.  

Amelia V. True
Amelia Virginia (Maragni) True, a resident of Jenkins Street in Century, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Nancy.
She was born July 26, 1921, at Century, a daughter of the late Pasquillia “Patsy” and Susanna (Heller) Maragni.
She was united in marriage June 4, 1938, to William Page True, who preceded her in death July 3, 1979.
Surviving are three daughters, Lois (True) and husband, John Alexander, of Bridgeport, Nancy (True) and husband, David Streets, of Century and Joan (True) and husband, Harold Smith, of Parma Heights, Ohio; one son, William Page Jr. and wife, Lynda, of Colonial Heights, Va.; nine grandchildren, Kim Kinkelaar, Karen Alexander, Kathryn Alexander, Katrina Alexander, Tina True-Herbst and husband, Robert, Teresa Ericson, Amy Smith, Tammy True-McGrath and husband, Billy, and William Page III and wife, Elizabeth True; and 14 great-grandchildren, Marissa, Megan and Mary Kinkelaar, Corey and Brandon Lawson, Cody and Kayla Herbst, David and Trevor Saas, Justin and Andy Ericson, Delaney Grayce McGrath, Alyson Page True and Reagan Elizabeth True.
Mrs. True was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Kay True; and three sisters, Mary Harris, Evelina Maragni and Elizabeth Zara.
Mrs. True was a homemaker. She loved cooking, knitting, her flowers and polka music. Mrs. True was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and former member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church until its closing.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., a biblical wake service will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Fr. Andrew Kranyc, and Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Celebrant the Rev. Fr. Andrew Kranyc officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 20 Oct 2006.

Josie D. Trumbo
Josie Dolly Trumbo, 93, a resident of Franklin, died Aug. 30, 2006, in Rockingham Memorial Hospital at Harrisonburg, Va.
She was born Aug. 22, 1913, at Onego, the daughter of the late Walter Dolly and Polly Ritchie Dolly.
She was married to George Cleveland Trumbo Jr., who preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1996.
Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca Bates of Vienna, Va., and Josephine “Jo” Jordan of Fairfax, Va.; and two grandchildren, George Bates and Glenda Bates.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Hugh Dolly and Earl Dolly.
She was a retired teacher of Pendleton County Schools after 42 years of service. She attended Shepherd College, Davis & Elkins College and Columbia University in New York City and did post graduate work at James Madison College. She was a charter member of Seneca Rocks Presbyterian Church and attended Franklin Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Academy in Petersburg and Shenandoah Academy in Dayton, Va.
Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Basagic Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at Franklin Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Kevin Hand and the Rev. Paul O’Gorek will officiate and interment will follow in Olivet Cemetery at Moorefield. Memorials may be made to your local church or Pendleton Nursing Home. Basagic Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 2 Sep 2006.

Guy Turley
Guy Turley, 81, of Petersburg, died Friday, May 19, 2006, in Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center at Baltimore, Md.
Family will receive friends today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Revs. William R. Brown and Richard L. Longbon officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted at Lahmansville Cemetery. Schaeffer Funeral Home services.  From 22 May 2006.

Edna T. Turner
Edna Tressie Turner, 90, a resident of Maysville, died May 19, 2006, in Grant Memorial Hospital at Petersburg.
She was born Aug. 13, 1915, at Mouth of Seneca, a daughter of the late Wellington Turner and Minnie Dolly Turner.
Surviving are one daughter, Viola Porter of Maysville; three grandchildren, Lysle Turner, Sabrina Hines and Bootie Wilson; three great-grandchildren, Megan, Lane and Carley Turner; three stepgreat-grandchildren, and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and caregriver.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lynn Durbin and the Rev. Joseph Eversole officiating. Interment will follow in Lahmansville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the charity of your choice. Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg is in charge of the arrangements.  From 22 May 2006.

Shirley A. Tusing
Shirley Ann Wilson Tusing, 70, a resident of Junior, departed this life early Friday morning, Sept. 8, 2006, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Shirley Ann Wilson Tusing. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Sep 2006.

Shirley A. Tusing
Shirley Ann Wilson Tusing, 70, a resident of Junior, departed this life early Friday morning, Sept. 8, 2006, at the Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. She had been in failing health.
She was born Tuesday, March 17, 1936, at Junior, a daughter of the late Burl Wilson and Goldie Shaffer Wilson.
On October 31, 1953, at Junior, she was married to John William Tusing, who preceded her in death on July 8, 2004.
Surviving her are two sons, John William Tusing Jr. and wife, Lisa, and David Lee Tusing, all of Junior; three daughters, Lynette Jean Hinchman and husband, William Dale, of Norton, Ruth Ann Hamrick and husband, Raymond, of Elkins, and Cathy Marie Rowan and husband, Gary Allen, of Mabie; one brother, Roger Lee Wilson and wife, Delores, of Norton; two sisters, Doris Jean Sponaugle of Inwood and Joyce Lane Louk of Richmond, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents were three brothers, Sonny, James Allen and Joseph Wade Wilson.
She attended the schools of Randolph County, was a homemaker and was an avid fan of classic television shows.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel on Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Doyle N. Rider 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 Shirley Ann Wilson Tusing. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 9 Sept 2006.

Irene E. Tyre
Irene E. Tyre, 92, of 3 E. Lincoln St., Buckhannon, died Oct. 9, 2006, after a prolonged illness.
She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Buckhannon.
She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Loraine L. Tyre of Morgantown; two sisters, Inez Woodford of Bridgeport and Matilda Klow of Virginia Beach, Va.; and two brothers, George Woodford of Elkins and Riley Woodford of Martinsburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond B. Tyre; a son, Robert B. Tyre; one sister, Loraine Fest; two brothers, William Woodford and John Woodford; and her parents, Lena Woodford and John Harvey Woodford.
Friends and family may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 8462, Chicago, Ill. 60680-8462. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 10 Oct 2006.

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