Obits from the Record Delta 2005

Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia

This is not a complete listing of all the obits published in the Record Delta newspaper in 2005

Aldona Wohltmann, 79, a longtime resident of Barbour County passed away Dec. 18, 2004, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 23, 1924, in Wilkes Barre, Pa. She is survived by her beloved companion of many years David (Casey) Jones, daughter Kathleen Benjamin and husband Nelson Chatfield of Buckhannon, two sons: John K. and wife Jean Downing of Vernon, N.J., and Harry and wife Heidi Downing, of Edinburg, N.Y. She is also survived by a sister, Annelle (Connie) Jones, of Volga and six grandchildren: Harry Downing Jr., Michael Downing, David Downing, Arlene Downing, and Allison Willits and Robert (Bobby) Benjamin, of Buckhannon, one great-granddaughter Madeline Rose.

She also leaves behind family members William (Bill) and wife Nancy Jones of Grantsville, Md.

Aldona was a long time patient at West Virginia University at the Dental Clinic, Physician's Office Center Ruby Memorial Hospital and finally the Mary Babb Cancer Center. In loving appreciation for all their services she donated her body to the WVU Human Gift Registry in Morgantown.

A quiet memorial service will be held 1 p.m. at her home located a mile on the Arden Rd. off of Rt. 119 on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005 for anyone who wishes to attend. For directions please call 457-1940 or 472-9083.

The family wishes to thank Mt. Hospice staff and St. Joseph's Hospital for the care and support and many close neighbors.

Rerun at request of family.

Linda L. Snider, 60, of 10 Nona St. in Buckhannon died Sunday, Jan 2, 2005, at her home.

She was born June 12, 1944, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Wilbur Snider Sr. and Edith Ball Snider.

She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Nellie Snider.

She is survived by two sons: Thomas and wife Rhonda Haun of Weston, and George W. "Rusty" Haun of Charleston; two sisters, Shirley Brown of Buckhannon, and Mary Bennett of French Creek; two brothers, Wilbur Snider Jr. and Terry Cain, both of Indian Camp; three grandsons: Thomas Haun Jr. of Weston, John Michael Haun of Weston, and Adam Haun of Charleston, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Snider was a legal secretary for David Rexroad. She attended the Calvary Baptist Church.

The memorial service will be held Saturday, January 8, at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Tallman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Linda to the Calvary Baptist Church, 176 S. Kanawha St., Buckhannon, WV 26201.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Lee W. Simons Sr., 78, of Elyria Township, died Saturday, Jan 1, 2005, at So. Florida Baptist Hospital, Plant City, Fla., after a long illness. He was born October 1, 1926, in Crawford, and moved to Cleveland in 1950.

He then lived for 25 years in Lorain before moving to Elyria Township in 1978.

He served with the U.S. Army in the Philippine Islands and with the occupations forces in Japan during World War II.

He was employed for 25 years at Ford Motor Company, Brookpark, Ohio, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Family Fellowship Foursquare Church, Amherst, serving as former Deacon.

Since 1993, he has spent the winters at their home in Plant City, Fla. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and repairing automobiles.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Della S. (Wilfong) Simons of Elyria Township; daughter Judy L. Krugman of Lorain; sons: Lee W. Simons Jr. of Lorain and Keith E. Simons of Plant City, Fla. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson Michael Simons in 1989; sister Mary Hull and brothers: Clovis, Paul, Pitt, Virgil, and Wilbur Simons; and his parents Gilbert R. and Jessie B. (Hyre) Simons.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9p.m. in the Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria and 10 a.m. Wednesday til the time of service at 11 a.m. at the Family Fellowship Foursquare Church, 780 Cooper Foster Pk. Rd., Amherst.

Pastor Bill Mouer, pastor of Family Fellowship Foursquare Church, will officiate and the burial will be in North Murray Ridge Cemetery, Elyria Township, Ohio.

Memorial contributions are to the church building fund c/o Family Fellowship Foursquare Church, 780 Cooper Foster Pk. Rd., Amherst, Ohio 44001.

John F. Burr, 83, of Buckhannon died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Med. Center in Clarksburg.

He is survived by one son Craig Burr of Buckhannon and one step-daughter Kelly Holley of Rock Cave.

Mr. Burr opened and operated Gravely Tractor Sales of Buckhannon from 1958 to 1985.

He was a Marine Veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific.

He was a member of the BPOE Elks No. 1736 and Buckhannon Moose Club No. 598.

At the request of the deceased there will be no services.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Warren Armstrong, 76, died Dec. 25, 2004, in Huntington Beach, Calif. of cardiopulmonary stress. He was a retired aerospace electrical engineer, an avid gardener and loved to travel. A graduate of the West Virginia Institute of Technology (Montgomery, W.Va.) with a bachelor's in science in electrical engineering degree, he worked over 30 years in the aerospace industry in Southern California.

Born in the Rock Cave area of Upshur County, he was the son of W. French and Jessie Armstrong and a long time resident of Huntington Beach, Calif. Robert Armstrong leaves his wife Joan and son Scott of Huntington Beach, brothers: French Armstrong of French Creek and Claude A. Armstrong of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; and sisters: Louise Montgomery and Rosa Lee Headrick of Akron, Ohio. He was preceded in death by brother Edward Armstrong.

Memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005 at the Community United Methodist Church, 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Arrangements by Westminster Memorial Park.

Rose Ethel Torjak Lulos, 78, of Buckhannon, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at her home.

She was born Nov. 3, 1926, the daughter of the late George Yoachim and Julia Ann Slinszky Torjak, both from Hungary.

She was united in marriage June 10, 1947, to the late George Spiros Lulos Sr., who preceded her in death in 1990.

A son, George S. Lulos Jr. and wife Rosemary Stiffler Lulos, of Johnstown, Pa., survive her.

Two daughters: Julianne Rose Petersen and husband Jeff Petersen, of Gowrie, Iowa, and Michelle Marie Livingston and husband Gary also survive her.

Four granddaughters: Jessica Lulos, of Elkridge, Md., Natalie, Kathleen and Suzanne Petersen, all of Gowrie, Iowa, survive her as well.

Three grandsons: Jason Lulos, of Indiana, Pa., Thomas Petersen, of Gowrie, Iowa, and Ethan Livingston, of Townsend, Mass., survive her.

Seven brothers and a sister, Louis Torjak, Alexander Torjak, George Y. Torjak Jr., John Torjak and Rudolph Francis Torjak, Rudolph Torjak, Andrew Torjak and Rosalia Torjak, preceded her in death, three of which, Rudolph Torjak, Andrew Torjak and Rosalia Torjak, died at very young ages.

Rose graduated from Victory High School in Clarksburg in 1943. She then worked for the Underwood Typewriter Company and later at the Hazel Atlas Glass Company, both in Clarksburg. She worked with her husband as co-owner and operator of the Liberty Lunch Restaurant in Buckhannon from 1968 to 1975.

She was an active member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. For years she was in the Ministry of Praise.

She enjoyed reading biographies, cooking, volunteering to work church luncheons and other functions, crocheting, sewing and crafts. She enjoyed dinner out, shopping and she really enjoyed being with her family and friends.

Friends will be received at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel Sunday, January 2, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m and from 6 to 8 p.m.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father McCafferty officiating. Burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society West Virginia Council, 2428 Kanawha Blvd., East Charleston, WV 25311 or to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 35 Franklin Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret Ellen Young, 71, of Buckhannon died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon.

She was born June 12, 1933 in North Carolina, a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Vivian Waycaster Brank.

She was united in marriage Nov. 24, 1951 to Russell S. Young, who survives. She was also survived by two sons: Richard Woody Young of Madison, Va., and Russell Edward Young of Buckhannon; five daughters: Diana Black of French Creek, Patricia Warner of Buckhannon, Cheryl Smith of Horner, Gloria Young of Morgantown, Debbie Browning of Selbyville, 18 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother Lucius Brank and two sisters: Elizabeth Cooper and Barbara Peebles. Mrs. Young was a member of the Sago Baptist Church.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at the Sago Baptist Church with the Rev. Wease Day officiating.

The burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret Hamner, 66, of Gassaway, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at the Braxton County Memorial Hospital. She was born July 18, 1938, in Randolph County, the daughter of the late Owen "Peach" McKenzie and Roxie Sines McKenzie.

She was united in marriage on April 3, 1966, to Robert F. Hamner of Gassaway, who survives. She is also survived by her son Robert M. and Mahalia Hamner of Gassaway; granddaughter Laina McKenzie Hamner of Gassaway; three sisters: Mrs. Sed (Rozella) Ezell of Cordele, Ga., Mrs. Charles (Doris) Jones of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Mrs. Danny (Nettie) Lane of Woodbridge, Va.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Tom and Janet Hamner of Indian Camp, Linda Reaser of Harrisville, Hearlon and Dorothy Radcliff of Buckhannon, Roger and Pat Hamner of Buckhannon, Paul and Elizabeth Hamner of Buckhannon, and Junior and Debbie Hamner of Buckhannon; several nieces and nephews and a host of cherished friends.

Mrs. Hamner was a graduate of the Tennerton Division of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Class of 1957.

Friends will be received today, Jan. 3, 2005, at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Wease Day officiating.

The burial will follow at the Rock Cave Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Pearl Frances Black, 88, of Buckhannon, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at the home of her son Donald Jeffries.

She was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche Louise Westfall Ware.

Her first husband, Lewie Franklin Jeffries as well as her second husband, James R. Black preceded her in death.

Six daughters: Lucille Irene Jeffries Moore and husband Rex, of Fairmont, Edith Mae Jeffries Godfrey and husband Kenneth, of Pullman, W.Va., Beaulah Jean Jeffries Tenney and husband Doyle, of Frenchton, Naomi Katherine Jeffries Sides and husband Jimmy, of Walls, Miss., Carol Ann Jeffries Beachler and husband Frank, of Moore, Okla., and Helen Louise Alicie, of Buckhannon, survive her.

Three sons: Lewie Junior Jeffries and wife Charlotte, of Washington, Okla., Oziel Lee Jeffries and wife Phyliss, of Cumberland, Ohio, and Donald Ray Jeffries, of Buckhannon, also survive her.

Thirty-four grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren, eight step great-grandchildren and 21 great great-grandchildren survive her as well.

In addition to her father, mother and first and second husbands, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, one great-grandson, and one great great-grandson preceded her in death.

Six brothers: Junior Ware, Harry Ware, Alonzo Ware, Paul Edward Ware, Everett Lee Ware, Cecil Grant Ware, as well as a sister Enola Marie Ware Hinchman also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Black was a cook at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lorain, Ohio and for Saga Food Service at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Friends will be received today, Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Good Hope Tabernacle Church with Pastor Bob Barker and Rev. Lewie Junior Jeffries officiating.

Interment will follow in the Upshur County Memorial Park Cemetery. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wayne Thomas Gibbons, 62, of Elyria, Ohio and formerly of Selbyville, died Dec. 24, 2004 in Ohio. He was born July 6, 1942, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Bernard and Ella Gibbons. He is survived by his wife Viola Dilley Gibbons. He is also survived by two daughters: Wanda and Donna; and two sons: Wayne and Ronnie; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother Denny and two sisters: Patty and Jan.

Friends will be received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Robert Heavner officiating. The burial will follow in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery at Selbyville. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Samuel V. Rovello, 69, of Sauls Run Rd. in Weston, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004 at his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1935, in South River, New Jersey, the son of the late Anthony Rovello and Sophia Carpanzano Rovello. Surviving are two sons: Todd and wife Tammy Rovello of Bridgeport, and Rodney and wife Vikki Rovello of Buckhannon; two brothers: John Rovello of Narberth, Pa., and Francis Rovello of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey; a sister Maryann Cerbie of Jamesburg, New Jersey; four grandchildren: Stephanie Rovello and Victoria Rovello both of Bridgeport, Ciara Rovello and Joshua Rovello both of Buckhannon.

Mr. Rovello was a high school principal for Lewis County Schools and was a teacher for 33 years total. He served in the US Army National Guard. He was a member of Weston Lions Club, National Assoc. of Secondary School Principals, and was a Baptist by faith. After retirement he worked with his son, Rodney at Rovello Cycle & ATV Shop.

Friends will be received today, Dec. 29 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 at the funeral home.

The burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Lucy Frances Brown Williams, 88, of Cowen and formerly of Replete, W.Va., died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004 at Summersville Memorial Hospital due to an extended illness. She was born April 10, 1916, in Marpleton, W.Va., the daughter of the late Elias Brown and Rebecca Brown. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Clyde Williams, three brothers: George Issac Brown, Charles Brown and Fred Brown; two sisters: Ella P. Smith and Bessie Higgens; and great-grandson Brian Bailey.

Surviving are four sons: Carl Williams of Buckhannon, Archie Williams of Cleveland, Cecil Williams of Jerry's Run and Frankie Williams of Hacker Valley; two step-sons: Kenneth Bailey of Ohio and James Bailey of Maryland; three daughters: Winnie Queen and Ruby Helmick both of Buckhannon and Frances Williams of Diana; brother Clarence Brown of Weston; four sisters: Osie Skeens of Seville, Ohio, Malinda Hall of Diana, Edith Moats and Opal Schrader both of Medina, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 13 great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nine step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith, attending several area churches.

Friends may be received today, Dec. 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, 155 McGraw Ave. Webster Springs, W.Va. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Groves of Craigsville officiating. The burial will follow at the Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Replete.

Jessie Lee Bennett, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 4, 2005, after a long illness.

"Absent from the body, present with the Lord" Cor. 5:6-8.

Jessie was born Feb. 7, 1915, in Beans Mill, W.Va., she and her late husband, Glenn moved their family to a farm in Manchester, near Akron, Ohio in 1953. She was devoted to her family and her church, always involved in the community, and spent her life helping others. She is also fondly remembered by her friends and family for her great cooking.

Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn in March 2004 and is survived by two sons: Bruce (Linda) and Brad (Treva) both of Manchester; six granddaughters: Amanda (Dennis) Snyder, Jennifer (Jeff) Taylor, Allison, Colleen, and Molly all of Akron, Sandra (Andrew) McKinney of Grove City, Ohio and Jill (Rick) Clinard of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; great-grandchildren: Avary and Dylan Snyder; five sisters: Victoria McClain, Marguerite Rechel, Donnas (Claude) Koon, Mildred Lewis and Louise Hammer; brother Jack Davis; and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the Chapel Hill Community staff for their loving care, they provided to Jessie in her time of need.

The funeral service was held Friday at 10 a.m. at Manchester United Methodist Church, 5624 Manchester Rd., Akron, Ohio with the Rev. Stephanie Lee officiating. The burial was at Manchester Cemetery.

Friends were received Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home, 624, E. Cherry St. (Rt. 93, Canal Fulton).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chapel Hill Community, 12200 Strausser St. NW, Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614.

The Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home (330-854-2356) of Canal Fulton, Ohio was in charge of the arrangements

Marvin H. Clark, 90, of E. 26th St. died Monday, December 27, 2004 at Country Club Retirement Center after a short illness.

Marvin was born July 21, 1914 in Elkins, West Virginia, the only son of Marvin H. Clark and Adeline (Hamlin) Clark. His mother died when Marvin was four years old. He moved to Ashtabula and lived with his Aunt and Uncle, May and Bert Howard on Walnut Blvd. He graduated from Ashtabula Harbor High School in 1933 and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College where he met his future bride, Maxine Hinkle. They were married March 19, 1938.

A member of Harbor Lake Avenue Methodist Church , he sang in the choir and served on many church committees.

Marvin worked at Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company and retired as a Senior Results Technician with 37 years service. He enjoyed working at the church, volunteering for his political party and tending his roses.

Marvin was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, a local scout master and loved fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Maxine; a daughter, Willa Mullins (Larry) of Hilliard, Ohio; a grandson, David Clark Mullins of Hilliard, Ohio; two sister-in-laws, Joan Hinkle and Mary Bailey; a niece and two nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two children, infant daughter Susan and son Marvin.

Services were held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2004 at Ducro Funeral Home, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula , Ohio. Rev. Sandra Dennis, Pastor of Harbor Lake Avenue Methodist Church officiated. Burial was held in Edgewood Cemetery.

Calling Hours were Thursday, December 30, 2004 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 2420 Lake Ave., Ashtabula and Harbor Lake Ave. Methodist Church

Obituary available at www.ducro.com

Ralph Donald Parks, 66, of Weston, passed away at 3:16 a.m., Thursday, January 13, 2005, at United Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born January 5, 1939, in Eglon, W.Va., in Preston County. He was the only child of the late Ralph Wade Parks and Leona D. (Peterson) Parks.

On Oct. 29, 1961, he married the former Virginia Carole (Robinson) Parks, who survives.

In addition to his wife, five children: Donald Allen and wife Peggy Jo Parks, of Weston, Angela Dawn Parks Sheley and husband Charles, of Buckhannon, Robert "Robbie" and wife Sherri Parks, of Weston, David Shawn and wife Lisa Parks, of Weston and Vickie Hamrick and husband Fred, of Reevesville, W.Va., survive him.

Eleven grandchildren: B.J. Parks, Allen Wade Parks, Danielle Parks, Tiffani Parks, Brandon Parks, Daphne Parks, Deidre Parks, Morgan Sheley, Jamie Sheley, Chris McCall and Shawn McCall, as well as two great-grandchildren, Tesla McCall and Austin McCall, also survive him.

Mr. Parks retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways after 27 years of service, and was formerly the owner of Western Auto in Weston.

He was a member of the Elks Club B.P.O.E. No. 482, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeric 2481, Weston Moose Lodge No. 1376, Weston Masonic Lodge No. 10 A.F. and A.M., Nemesis Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. Shrine of Parkersburg, Lewis County Shrine Club, Weston Chapter No. 40 Order of the Eastern Star, JCI Senate, Past Master of Travel with NCT, and past vice president of Jaycee.

He was a coach of little league basketball in Lewis County and a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Weston.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, from 3 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Rev. Deborah Rankin officiating.

Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

The Weston Masonic Lodge No. 10 A.F. and A.M will accord Masonic graveside rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in celebration of Donald Parks' life may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 206, East Second Street, Weston, WV 26452.

Nancy Lee Pancake McCune, 56, of Weston, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at Stonewall Jackson Hospital.

She was born March 17, 1948, in Eden, W.Va., the daughter of the late Esker Gregory and Luvera Morrison Taylor.

She was united in marriage on Oct. 31, 1991, to Charlie McCune Jr., of Weston, who survives.

In addition to her husband, a daughter, Carmen McCune, of Weston, survives her.

A son, Dion Pancake, also of Weston, survives her as well.

A grandson, Brandon Pancake, of Buckhannon, as well as two granddaughters: Ashley Pancake, of Buckhannon, and Courtney McCune, of Weston, also survive her.

Three brothers: Glenville Dewain Gregory, of Buckhannon, Steven Gregory, of Vandalia, W.Va., and John Gregory, of Eden, survive Mrs. McCune.

Two sisters: Mary Zink, of Wheeling, W.Va., and Linda Moore, of Horner, also survive her.

Mrs. McCune was a certified nursing assistant and a Christian by faith. She was a loving mother and wife.

Friends will be received Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Rev. Robert Perrine will be officiating. Burial will take place at the Oak Grove Church Cemetery in Kanawha Head.

A relative long to be remembered, Dr. O. Tom Law passed away in Los Osos, Calif. after an extended illness.

Dr. Law was the son of the late O.T. Law, of Robert's Hardware and Genieve Law.

A wife and two twin sons, Dan Law, of Los Osos, Calif., and Michael Law, a lawyer in Tennessee, survive him.

Two brothers: Bob and Dan Law preceded him in death.

Dr. Law was a professor at the University of Michigan for many years. He was also a professor in residence at a graduate school in California.

Doyla "Jean" Pringle, 64, of Buckhannon died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at the St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born April 21, 1940 in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Lewis and Vernice Bunner Cutright.

She is survived by her husband Darrell Junior Pringle. She is also survived by two daughters: Melanie St. Clair of Buckhannon and Shanna Pringle of Buckhannon; two step-daughters: Brenda Curovic of Ohio and Sheila Lipinski of Ohio and one step-son Larry Pringle of Ohio; two grandchildren: Tyler St. Clair and Briea St. Clair both of Buckhannon; several step-grandchildren; one brother Julian Cutright of Abilene, Texas; and three sisters: Pauline Woody of Florida, Sue Tallman of Buckhannon and Connie Cottrill of Jane Lew. She is also survived by a great aunt, Madaline Taylor Buckhannon. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by one step-son, Jerry Pringle.

Friends will be received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel today, Jan. 12 from noon to 2 p.m., the funeral hour with the Rev. Robert Heavner officiating. The burial will follow in the Upshur County Memorial Park at Tennerton. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel of Tennerton is in charge of the arrangements.

Reatha Irene Wagoner, 83, of Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Holbrook's Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Alton the daughter of the late Joseph Lewis and Nola Cutright Lewis.

She was united in marriage on Jan. 12, 1942, to the late Clifford R. Wagoner, who preceded her in death July 4, 1991.

Five daughters: Joy and husband Charles Kendall, Jewel Reed, Justine and husband George Wamsley, Treasea and husband Tom Crites, all of Buckhannon, and Brenda and husband Trever Carpenter, of Queens, survive her.

A son, Jerry Clifford Wagoner, of Queens, and a sister, Imogene Lewis, of Buckhannon, also survive her.

Three brothers: Stanley Lewis, of Warren, Ohio, Hayward Lewis, of Buckhannon, and Donald Lewis, also of Buckhannon, survive her as well.

Twenty-two grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren survive Mrs. Wagoner.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, a son, Larry Darwin Wagoner, preceded her in death.

A brother, Rev. S.E. Lewis and a granddaughter, Melissa Crites Butler, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Wagoner was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received today, Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Wease Day officiating.

Burial will take place at the Cutright Chapel Cemetery in Queens.

Roxie Fae Simons, 90, of Elkins Regional Convalesant Center, Elkins, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at the Elkins Regional Convalesant Center.

She was born April 26, 1914, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Warwick L. Karickhoff and Maggie Lantz Karickhoff. She was united in marriage on June 1, 1932, to the late John Sherman Simons, who preceded her in death on April 19, 1971.

Surviving are two daughters: Shirley Archer of Gatesville, N.C. and Donna Warnecke of Annapolis, Md.; three sons: John Sherman Jr. of Niles, Ohio, Clinton Neale Simons of Volga,and Ronald Joe Simons of Peel Tree; six sisters: Deloris Smith, Tula Curkendall and Oneita Powers all of Volga, Virginia Keller of Harrisonburg, Va., Snow Dear Ward and Elsie Crider both of Tavares, Fla.; brother Earl Karickhoff of Volga; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son Edward Monzel Simons, daughter Loretta Simons, sister Audra Kincaid, grandson Vernon Lee Warnecke, and great-granddaughter Leah Jefferson.

She was a homemaker and member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Friends were received on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Lowther officiating.

The burial will follow at Mt. Zion - Pecks Run, W.Va.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Pauline Mackey Robinson, 84, of Buckhannon, passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital NCF.

She was born April 27, 1920, in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Frederick J. Edge and Hazel P. Edge.

She was united in marriage to the late Hugh Robinson.

Two daughters: Nancy Steinard, of Levittown, Pa., and Vauna Summerfield, of Buckhannon, survive Mrs. Robinson, as does a brother, Robert R. Edge, of Dayton, Ohio.

Two sisters: Charlotte E. McKelvey, of Columbus, Ohio, and Elinor M. Gray, of Lancaster, Ohio, also survive her.

Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive her.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, her first husband, Edward James Mackey, preceded her in death.

A son, Harry James Mackey, a brother, Frederick James Edge and a sister, Pat I. McVaney, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Robinson was a homemaker and a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Ladies of the Elks, the Ladies of the Moose and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663.

Friends were received Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held today, Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating.

Burial will take place at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hinkleville.

Loretta Edith McDaniel, 87, of Buckhannon, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Mansfield Place in Philippi.

She was born Sept. 16, 1917, in Audra, the daughter of the late Michael Thomas Fallen and Ina M. Diamond Fallen.

She was united in marriage on Sept. 11, 1933, to the late Roy E. McDaniel, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1999.

Five daughters: Marguerite Everson, of Burns, Tenn., Shirley Thorne, of Volga, Regina Snider, of Sand Run, and Sheila Shipman and Robin Payne, both of Volga, survive her.

Sixteen grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild also survive her.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, a daughter, Anna L. Harris, also preceded her in death, as did a son, Roy Eugene McDaniels, a brother, Clifford Fallen, and three sisters: Deverre Booth, Orpha Fallen and Mary Fallen.

Mrs. McDaniel was a homemaker and a Christian by faith.

Friends will be received today, Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Upshur County Memorial Park.

James Anthony Liotta, 59, of Fairmont died Saturday, January 22, 2005 at his home. He was born January 12, 1946, in New Kinsington, Pa., a son of the late Rev. Thomas Liotta and Helen Gallo Liotta.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Sturm Liotta, of Fairmont; two sons, Carter Liotta of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jay Liotta of Morgantown, W.Va.; two stepchildren, Amanda Sturm of Columbus, Ohio, and Adam (A.J.) Sturm of Fairmont; and one brother, Tom and Pam Liotta of Charlotte, N.C. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Liotta was a member of the W.Va. Bar Association and the Marion County Bar Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors and gathering with friends and family.

He received his bachelor's degree from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, and then received his masters of divinity from the Boston University School of Theology in 1970. He became an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church.

Mr. Liotta attended law school at West Virginia University, where he was editor of the law review. He graduated law school in 1976 and practiced in Fairmont for 28 years. He worked with the law firm Tharp, Liotta and Yokum.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 201 Merchant St., Suite No 1., Fairmont WV 26554.

Friends will be received at Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 25, at 11 a.m. at Ford Chapel with the Rev. Jim Norton and Rev. Luana Cook Scott officiating.

Norma P. Carpenter, 66, of Buckhannon died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born Sept. 1,1938, in Kanawha Co., W.Va., the daughter of Robert Petry of Buckhannon and the late Reba Edelman Petry. She was united in marriage on Nov. 7, 1963 to Roscoe W. "Bill" Carpenter, who survives.

In addition to her mother, her sister Rosetta Faye Davis and nephew Greg Wright preceded her in death.

Surviving are her father Robert Petry of Buckhannon, husband Roscoe W. "Bill" Carpenter of Buckhannon, daughter Diana K. Saul and husband William L. Saul of South Charleston, W.Va., sister Janet L. Wilson and husband Ronald G. Wilson of Buckhannon, granddaughter Melissa D. Hobbs, two great-granddaughters: Brittney N. Hunter and Diana K. Hobbs, two nieces: Kim R. Swim of Mooresville, N.C., and Vicki L. Davis of Bedford, Texas; nephew William Davis of Texas; and two aunts: Erma Lee Jarrell and Margaret Johnson, both of Chesapeake, W.Va.

She was a homemaker and a Christian by faith.

The graveside service will be held at a later date in the Marmet Cemetery with Pastor Frank Thomas officiating. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Gay Norman, 85, of Adrian died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at the Holbrook's Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 22,1919, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Enoch William Reed and Minnie Gay Lantz Reed. She was married to the late Audia Orval Norman, who preceded her in death on June 3, 1977.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon Kay Norman, three sisters: Mae Ware, Merle Casto, and Mary Norman; and two brothers: Kenneth Reed and Enoch Dale Reed.

Surviving are four daughters: Eunice Opal and husband Roy McKisic of Buckhannon, Betty Lee and husband David G. Gould of Buckhannon, Margaret and husband Charles Lantz of Ellamore, and Barbara Mitchell of Adrian; three sons: Richard William Norman of Buckhannon, David Keith Norman of Ellamore, and Timothy W. Norman of Adrian; two sisters: Ethel Chipps of Buckhannon and Ruth Johns of Flintstone, Md.; brother Carl William Reed of Buckhannon; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a Christian by faith.

Friends were received on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, Jan. 31, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. The burial will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hinkleville. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Marguerite P. Rechel, 87, of Canal Fulton went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 at Barberton Citizens Hospital.

Marguerite lived most of her life in the area, had retired in 1978 from General Tire & Rubber Co. after 33 1/2 years of service and was a member of Manchester Church of Christ. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend to many and she lived the word of God.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Werner in 1970 and sister Jessie Bennett on Jan. 4, 2005. She is survived by children: Jeff (Cori) Rechel and Janet (Rodney) Welch; grandchildren: Anne Marie, Kimberly, Kelley, Mary, Erin, Jennay, Mark, Brian and Margie; five great-grandchildren; sisters: Victoria McClain, Donnas (Claude) Koon, Mildred Lewis and Louise Hammer; brother Jack Davis and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held today at noon, Jan. 31 at the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home, 624 E. Cherry St. (Route 93) Canal Fulton, Ohio with Jack Brown officiating. The burial will follow at the Union Cemetery. Friends were received today one hour prior to the time of the service at the funeral home.

The Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home of Canal Fulton, Ohio, 330-854-2356, is in charge of the arrangements.

Gloria Rae Hamner, 70, of Buckhannon, passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at 9:56 a.m. at her home.

She was born July 8, 1934, in Sago, the daughter of the late Lyle Hamner and Bernice Tenney Hamner.

Two sisters: Virginia L. and husband the late Wilford C. Allman, of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Wilma J. and husband John F. Phillips, of French Creek, survive Ms. Hamner.

A close friend, Frances Lynch, of Buckhannon, also survives her, as do four nephews, five nieces and 16 great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father and mother, a sister, Ruth Hamner, preceded her in death.

Ms. Hamner was a banker in Adrian, Buckhannon and Harrison County.

She was a Baptist by faith.

She was a member of the Buckhannon Business and Professional Women and served as their president in 1984. Ms. Hamner attended various classes and graduated from the School of Banking of the South.

She taught several classes for the American Institute on Banking under the direction of Fairmont State College.

Friends will be received Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Billie Scott Mick officiating. Burial will take place at the Heavner Cemetery.

Hobert C. Wilson, 88, of Fayette Street, Buckhannon, and formerly of Frenchton, died Thursday, January 27, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born June 29, 1916. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Arthur and Lula Grace Berry Wilson.

He was united in marriage on December 15, 1939, to Oma Mae Bacorn Wilson, who preceded him in death on June 28, 2004.

He is survived by two sons, Kenny Wilson and wife Kay of Buckhannon and Bob Wilson and wife Pam of French Creek; one daughter, Connie Wilson and fiancé Tom Angus of Buckhannon; six grandchildren, Kim Stepps, Nicole McKisic, Anitra Peterson, Kevin Hoffman, Linzy Wilson and Thomas Angus; two great-grandchildren, Charlotte Stepps and Tyler Chase McKisic; five sisters, Hildred Sisk of Rock Cave, Lillie Chidester of Abbott, Dora Neely of Rock Cave, Doris Lough of Buckhannon, Esta Cremeans of Gilbraltor, Michigan; and one brother, Arthur Carroll Wilson of Selbyville.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Sue Hoffman, and three brothers, Hebert Vernon Wilson, Monter Wilson and Carl Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Life Cemetery at Cleveland, W.Va.

Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha L. "Martie" Ogden, 64, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at Holbrook Nursing Home.

She was born September 9, 1940, in Adrian, a daughter of the late Willis E. and Sylvia J. Hawkins Ogden.

She is survived by two sisters, LeVaughn Ward and husband Donald of Columbus, Ohio, and Dolores D. Kasten and husband Freddie of Buckhannon; one brother, Rev. Richard D. Ogden and wife Rose of Hodgesville; four nieces, Barbara Ward, Kathleen Leigh, Margaret Grenz and Ann Kasten; two nephews, Daniel Kasten and Richard E. Ogden; two step-great-nieces; and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one nephew and one great-nephew.

She was a registered nurse and had worked at the Leonard Memorial Hospital in Buckhannon, the Gassaway Hospital and was Director of Nurses at the Sutton Nursing Home. She was a member of the Braxton County Emergency Squad, the VFW American Legion Auxiliary of Burnsville, the Women of the Moose No. 319 of Buckhannon, and the Upshur County React.

She was a member of the Kanawha Run United Methodist Church and was very active in her church work before her illness.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dan Lowther and the Rev. Ressie Robinson officiating.

Burial will follow in Hinkleville Cemetery.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel Lee Crites, 83, of Weston, passed away at 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, in Washington Hospital in Washington, Pa.

He was born March 9, 1921, in Weston, the son of the late Rush Crites and Lola Mae (Hitt) Crites.

In 1944, he married the former Lois Jacqueline Yates, who preceded him in death in 1996.

Two daughters and sons-in-law: Gloria and husband Larry Stalnaker, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and Kimberly and husband James Stout, of Washington, Pa., survive her.

Three grandchildren: Michael Stout, of Washington, Pa., Elizabeth Stout, of Washington, Pa., and Tricia Bawn, of Cummings, Ga., also survive her, as does a great-grandchild, Esable Bawn, of Cummings, Ga.

Mr. Crites retired as merchandise manager with Danser Hardware in Clarksburg with many years of service.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Weston. He was also a member of the Weston Masonic Lodge No. 10, A.F. and A.M.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

A private funeral service will be held at the family's convenience. Boyle Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements.

Edith Virginia Allman, 75, of Weston, passed away at 12:36 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following a short illness.

She was born Feb. 17, 1929, at Roanoke in Lewis County, the daughter of the late Ova Cecil Fox and Mary Alice (McCray) Fox.

She was united in marriage March 21, 1953, to Henry David Allman, who preceded her in death June 8, 1986.

Four children: Martina and husband Charlie Blake, of Weston, Brenda and husband Joey Melton, of Weston, Jeff and wife Kim Allman, of West Union, and Terry and wife Kara Allman, of Weston, survive her.

Seven grandchildren: Dwayne and wife Jody Blake, of South Carolina, Dan Blake, of Buckhannon, Kenny Blake, of Weston, Brian Melton, of Weston, Tim and wife Jenny Melton, of Buckhannon, Keri Allman, of West Union, and Teran Allman, of Weston, also survive her.

Four great-grandchildren: Brittany, Ayesha and Arron Blake and Ciara Melton, also survive her as does one step great-grandson, Nathan Paugh.

Three step great-granddaughters: Chelsa, Megan and Shanna Cayton, survive her as well.

Three brothers: Andy and wife Mary Jane Fox, of Jane Lew, Robert Fox, of Weston and Charles and wife Barbara Fox, of Florida, survive her.

A sister, Marybelle and husband Bud Cunningham, of Ohio, along with one brother-in-law and a sister-in-law survive her.

Several nieces and nephews also survive her.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Mrs. Allman was employed in the finishing department of West Virginia Glass Specialty Company. She attended the Horner United Methodist Church.

She was an accomplished painter and an avid flower gardener. She enjoyed fishing, and was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Avenue, Weston, today, Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, from 3 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at the funeral home with Rev. Verl Simmons officiating.

Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.

Velma Gray Mick, 77, of Ireland, W.Va., died Monday, January 24, 2005, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston. She was born on September 27, 1927 in Falls Mill, W.Va., a daughter of the late Cecil Clyde and Carrie Edith Lowther Teter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Lenard S. Mick.

She is survived by four brothers, Dana Teter and wife Fonda "Polly" of Ireland, whom Gray made her home with, Arlis C. Teter of Statesville, N.C., Willy H. Teter and wife Melva of Walkersville, W.Va., and Dennis Teter and wife Wilma of Berlin Road, Weston, W.Va.; three sisters, Thelma Zerr of Sedona, Ariz., Freda Dennison of Akron, Ohio, and Anna L. Ellis and husband Marlin of Aurora, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Mick was a homemaker.

Friends were received from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Alkire Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held tonight at 11 a.m. at the Alkire Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Ramsey officiating.

Burial will follow in the Falls Mill (Bosley) Cemetery.

Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeraldine "Jean" Hall Albright, 70, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at the home of her daughter.

Born September 25, 1934, in Arnoldsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ray Hall and Erma Bird Runion Hall.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn J. Dorfner and Martinsburg and Tena D. Perrella of Hedgesville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Virgil Hall of Burnsville, W.Va.; and two sisters, Madeline Beall of Ohio and Ernestine Hardman of Burnsville, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Albright, and one son, Richard David Albright.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Burial will be in Heavener Cemetery in Buckhannon on Sunday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Ct., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

This obituary brought to you as a courtesy of the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel.

Mary Elizabeth Woodford, 92, of Buckhannon died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Holbrook's Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 12, 1912, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Raymond J. Bennett and Ida Pence Bennett.

She was united in marriage on Dec. 12, 1935 to the late Hugh E. Woodford, who preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1988. In addition to her parents and husband, five brothers also preceded her in death: Glenn R. Bennett, Russell E. Bennett, Charles Bennett, Osbert Bennett and Ford Bennett. One niece and four nephews survived her.

Ms. Woodford was the former storeowner of Woodford Grocery at French Creek.

She attended Light Chapel and Christian Fellowship Churches and was a member of Rock Cave Aletha Chapter No. 82 Order Eastern Star.

Friends will be received today, Jan. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27 at the funeral home.

The burial will be at the Mt. Herman Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Rock Cave Aletha Chapter No. 82 Order Eastern Star will hold memorial services Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Rondel Glenn Rohr, 62, of Buckhannon, passed away at his home Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, after a long-term illness.

He was born May 24, 1942, in Lewis County, the son of Glenn H. and Enora Waldeck Rohr, both who survive and reside in Lorentz.

In addition to his parents, a son, Steven and wife Vickie Rohr, of Buckhannon, survive him.

Two daughters: Terrinda Currence and Rhonda Canterbury, both of Buckhannon, also survive him.

Five grandchildren: Sarah and Nathan Canterbury, Jessica and Cameron Currence and Alyssa Rohr, survive him as well.

A brother, Rodney and wife Frances Rohr, of Buckhannon, survive him.

A niece, Angela Johnson, and a nephew, Robert Rohr and wife Rita, also survive him, as do several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was married to JoAnn Serwatka, who survives.

Friends will be received Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

The graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Friendship I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Berlin, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association at PO Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Anthony Liotta, 59, of Fairmont died Saturday, January 22, 2005 at his home. He was born January 12, 1946, in New Kinsington, Pa., a son of the late Rev. Thomas Liotta and Helen Gallo Liotta.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Sturm Liotta, of Fairmont; two sons, Carter Liotta of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jay Liotta of Morgantown, W.Va.; two stepchildren, Amanda Sturm of Columbus, Ohio, and Adam (A.J.) Sturm of Fairmont; and one brother, Tom and Pam Liotta of Charlotte, N.C. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Liotta was a member of the W.Va. Bar Association and the Marion County Bar Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors and gathering with friends and family.

He received his bachelor's degree from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, and then received his masters of divinity from the Boston University School of Theology in 1970. He became an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church.

Mr. Liotta attended law school at West Virginia University, where he was editor of the law review. He graduated law school in 1976 and practiced in Fairmont for 28 years. He worked with the law firm Tharp, Liotta and Yokum.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 201 Merchant St., Suite No 1., Fairmont WV 26554.

Friends will be received at Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 25, at 11 a.m. at Ford Chapel with the Rev. Jim Norton and Rev. Luana Cook Scott officiating.

Glenna Jean Heater, 65, of Rock Cave, died Friday, January 21, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon. She was born February 13, 1939, in Selbyville, a daughter of the late Ray and Madge Roby Compton. She is survived by her husband, Billy Heater, of Rock Cave, whom she married on September 28, 1957.

She is also survived by three sons, Michael Joe Heater of Frenchton, Robert Weese Heater of Tennerton, and Randall Scott Heater of Rock Cave; two daughters, Marcia Ann Cutright of Rock Cave, and Karen Jean Hull and husband Steve of Rock Cave; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Mary Rexroad of Ohio, Pauline Cootz of Kentucky, Lena Eskew of Buckhannon, and Sylvia Crites of Shinnston.

Mrs. Heater was a homemaker and attended the Cannan Community Church.

Friends will be received today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dave Bickel and the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. Burial will follow in the Rock Cave Cemetery.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Kern, 82, of Weston and formerly of Akron, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 19, 2005, at his home, under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice. He was born January 23, 1922, in Lewis County, a son of the late Perry and Flodie Samples Kern.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lawson of Weston. He is also survived by three daughters, Donna Rawson and husband Gary of Snow, Ohio, Casandra Newhardt of Akron, Ohio, and Wendy Sias and husband Scott of Weston; one son, Tony Kern of Akron, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Megan Lauter, Jared Lauter and Justin Lauter, all of Weston, and Dawn Smoley, Darla Kline, Derek Rawson, and Elizabeth Kern, all of Ohio; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Kern of Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Lugene and husband Conrad Baston of French Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

Mr. Kern was retired from the Local 24 Teamsters. He attended the Riemer Road Baptist Church of Wadsworth, Ohio.

Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the North Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Akron, Ohio. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Vocesky,74, of Holbrook Nursing Home in Buckhannon, passed away Monday, February 7,2005 at the Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center.

He was born December 17,1930 in Taylor County to the late Jim and Barbara Vocesky.

In addition to his parents, Vocesky was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Vocesky Whitehair.

He is survived by two nephews, James Whitehair and John M. Whitehair, both of Buckhannon.

Friends will be received Friday, February 11, 2005 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Flemington, W.Va.

The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion and the DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will conduct military honors at graveside.

Melvin Gilbert Simons, 67, of 89 Elm Street, Buckhannon passed away Monday, February 7, 2005 at the Charleston Area Medical Center of complications due to heart surgery.

He was born October 5, 1937 in Upshur County to the late Henry Gilbert Simons and Jessie Wagner Simons.

Simons was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Simons Cutright.

Simons was married December 19, 1958 to Patricia Ann Simons of Buckhannon who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Brad Simons and wife Val of Centreville, Va. and Doug Simons of Lovettsville, Va.; and two granddaughters, Korrie Simons of Centreville and Crystal Simons of Lovettsville. Simons is also survived by a brother, Robert Simons and wife Mary K. of Beverly Hills, Mich. and two sisters, Faye Lewis of Canton, Ohio, and Luella Cvecho and husband John of Buckhannon, and several nieces and nephews.

Simons graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1950 and attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University. He retired from Giant Foods of Virginia.

He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received Thursday, February 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral will be held Friday, February 11 at 2 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery.

Floyd Lee Sines, 54, of Akron, Ohio died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Hospice C.C. in Copley, Ohio. He was born April 30, 1950, in Haure De Grace, Md., the son of the late Arlie Sines and Lilly Strader Sines.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Cook Sines, two sons: Joshua Sines of Akron, Ohio and Thomas and his wife Kristen Cook of Canton, Ohio; two daughters: Jessica and husband Lynn Lee of Georgia and Melissa and husband Matthew Jones of Doylestown, Ohio; three brothers: Frank Sines of Florida, Charles Sines of Maryland, and Paul Sines of Virginia; three sisters: Helen Elliott and Rosemary Wright both of Maryland, and Ruth Anne Shreve of Tennessee; grandson Dallas Lee; and three granddaughters: Ellana and Molly Jones, and Taylor Cook.

Mr. Sines was a Foundry worker - Jondel. He was a member of the Eagles No. 555 and American Foundry Soc. Mr. Sines was also a big Browns fan and held season tickets.

Friends will be received on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Poling- St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral hour will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2005, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating.

The burial will follow at the Goshen Cemetery in Goshen, W.Va.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Cynthia Ruth Rittenhouse, 54, of Lost Ave., Buckhannon died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born April 7, 1950 in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Vaughn W. Rice and Ruth Page Rice, who survives. She was united in marriage on Feb. 26, 1971 to Jay K. Rittenhouse, who survives. In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by one daughter Joni K. Cutlip of Glenville; two granddaughters: Sidney and Lindsay Cutlip of Glenville; four sisters: Vonda K. Wetzel of Alton, Judith Ann Talago of Flemington, Nancy DeLancy of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Linda Swecker of Valley Head; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Rittenhouse was a member of the French Creek Pioneers, she enjoyed HAM radio and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Buckhannon.

Friends will be received today, Jan. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 at the funeral chapel.

The burial will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel of Tennerton is in charge of the arrangements.

Lois Geraldine "Gerry" Jolson, 83, of Monroe, Michigan died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, in Superior Twp., Michigan.

She was born Jan. 1, 1922 in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Ralph and Ethel Hinkle.

In addition to her parents, her husband, George Hinkle, and brother Franklin and sister Margaret preceded her in death.

Survivors are son James and wife Sharonlee Parsons, three brothers: Robert, Darrel and John Hinkle, and one sister Poline Boudman of Buckhannon.

Friends were received Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home, Redford Twp., Michigan.

The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, with the Rev. John Smith of the Flatrock Holiness Church.

The burial will follow at the Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia.

The Fisher Funeral Home of Redford Twp., Michigan is in charge of the arrangements.

Woodrow Wilson Alderman, 81, of Buckhannon, passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at 7:30 a.m. at the Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Alexander, the son of the late Roy Lee Alderman and Etta Blanche Samples Alderman.

He was united in marriage June 1, 1947, to Elsie Lois Hinkle Alderman, who survives.

In addition to his wife, two sons: Gary W. Alderman and wife Jan, of Salem, W.Va., and Randall M. Alderman and wife Jerilyn, of Buckhannon, survive him.

A sister, Ethel Wilson, of Painsville, Ohio, also survives him.

A grandson, Douglas Alderman and wife Shelby, of Beckley, W.Va., and three granddaughters: Melissa Kane and John Michael IV, of Arbovale, W.Va., Kelly Alderman, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Amanda Alderman, of Winchester, Va., survive him as well.

A step grandson, Kurt Priester, of Clarksburg, and three step granddaughters: Cindy Miller, of Fort Mill, S.C., Stephanie Drumheller, of Charlottesville, Va., and Debbie Drumheller, of Thomas, W.Va., survive him.

A great-grandson, James Douglas Alderman, of Beckley, W.Va., along with four step great-grandchildren also survive him.

In addition to his mother and father, three brothers: Wease Alderman, Robert (Bob) Alderman and William (Bill) Alderman preceded him in death.

Four sisters: Rita Pringle, Juanita Johnston, Goldie Johnston and Betty Marsh also preceded him in death.

A great-granddaughter, Chloe Nicole Kane and a daughter-in-law, Merry Christmas Alderman preceded him in death.

Mr. Alderman was a steel mill worker and a Methodist by faith.

He was a lifetime member of the Buckhannon Moose Lodge No. 598 and was also a lifetime member of the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663. He was also a lifetime member of the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion.

In his younger days Mr. Alderman liked to hunt and fish.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he received the Purple Heart after being wounded in action in Italy.

Friends will be received today, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Wease Day and Rev. Dick Chipps officiating.

Burial will take place at the Heavner Cemetery. The VFW Post No. 3663 and the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion will conduct graveside rites.

Glen William (Bill) Schneider, 82, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2005 at his residence in Buckhannon.

He retired as a payroll clerk for the West Virginia National Guard.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alyce; his niece, Judy Madden and her husband, Reed, of Spring Valley, Ohio; a grand nephew, Jerry T. Livingston of Tustin, Calif.; a grand niece, Janice Fife of Riverside, Calif.; numerous great grand nieces and nephews; many friends and supporters at the St. Joseph's Hospital, the First United Methodist Church, and the Buckhannon Senior Center.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Buckhannon, and the Clifton United Methodist of Clifton, W.Va.

A memorial service will be held at the St. Joseph's Hospital Community Room, Friday, February 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. in Buckhannon.

Burial with graveside services will be Saturday, February 12, 2005, at 11 p.m. officiated by Reverend Doreen Adkins at Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Mason, W.Va. Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, W.Va. is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Clifton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 546, Mason, WV 25260.

Condolences may be e-mailed to foglesongtucker@myway.com.

Mr. Paul Lewellyn Smith, 80, of Lancaster, S.C., died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at the VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. He was born Oct. 27, 1924, in Fairmont, W.Va., a son of the late W. Rex Smith and Dana Cochran Smith.

Surviving are his wife Donna Jean Layman Smith, four daughters: Pamela Kay Smith of Laurel, Md., Michelle Cassidy Smith of Tampa, Fla., Kimberly Dawn Casella of Orlando, Fla. and Karry Ann Radich and her husband Scott of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters: Barbara Clinger and her husband Robert of Conway, S.C., and Priscilla Smith of Leesburg, Va.; six grandchildren: Melanie Diggs, Shanda, Brandy and Roth Casella, Sara and Amanda Radich.

Mr. Smith was an entrepreneur, a member of the Lancaster, S.C., Loyal Order of Moose and the LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 41 A.F. & A.M., in Manchester, N.H. he served our great country in the United States Coast Guard during World War II and was a Methodist by faith.

The family will receive friends at the Hartley Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway in Lancaster, South Carolina, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening and 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday evening.

Mr. Smith will then be moved to the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St. Clarksburg, W.Va. where friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow in the Floral Hill Memorial Gardens Everlasting Life Mausoleum in Quiet Dell, W.Va.

The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home of Clarksburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronald Ray Crites, 44, of Wooster, Ohio, and formerly of Weston, died Friday, February 4, 2005, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born June 5, 1960 in Warren, Ohio, a son of the late Ray Wesley Crites and Patty Jane Bonar Crites Radcliff, who survives in Weston.

He was united in marriage on February 28, 1988, to Karen Sue Donaldson Crites, who survives.

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by his stepfather, Bill Radcliff; paternal grandmother, Lucy Crites of Weston; one son, Ronald Ray Crites Jr. of Wooster, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Wesley Crites Jr. and Roger Lee Crites and wife Brenda of Weston; two sisters, Shelby Jane Crites of Wendell, N.C., and Brenda Mae Smith and husband Larry of Weston.

Friends will be received at the Broad St. United Methodist Church in Weston on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at the Broad St. UMC at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Clifford West officiating. Burial will follow in the Peterson Cemetery. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Floyd Lee Sines, 54, passed away February 5, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center in Copley.

Born in Haver De Grace, Md., in 1950, Mr. Sines had been an Akron, Ohio, area resident since 1970. He was a 1969 graduate of Buckhannon High School. Mr. Sines was employed by the Jondel Corp., where he worked as a foundry worker for the last two years.

Mr. Sines was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 555, the American Foundry Society, and was an avid Browns fan - a longtime season ticket holder.

Mr. Sines was preceded in death by his sister, Frances. He is survived by his wife Judy (Cook) Sines; sons and daughter-in-law Joshua Sines of Akron and Thomas and Kristen Cook of Canton; daughters and sons-in-law Jessica and Lynn Lee of Georgia and Melissa and Matthew Jones of Doylestown; brothers Frank, Charles and Paul; sisters Helen, Roseanne and Ruth Anne; grandson Dallas; granddaughters Ellana, Molly and Taylor.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 10, at 2 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home at 95 S. Kanawha Street in Buckhannon, where the family will receive friends starting at noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Baxter Cemetery in Goshen.

Maxine Ruth Arbogast Davidson, 66, of Bassett, Va., passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, Va.,

She was born May 15, 1938, in Valley Head, the daughter of the late Orval Arbogast and Ruth Ware Arbogast, of Valley Head, who survives.

She was united in marriage July 15, 1962, to Robert G. Davidson, of Bassett, Va., who survives.

In addition to her mother and husband, a son, Vernon Wayne Louk and wife Karen, of Bridgeport, survive her.

Two daughters: Vicki and husband Doug Rogers, of Clintonville, Wis., and Debra Louk and companion Steve Tinelli, of Buckhannon, also survive her.

A brother, Roger Arbogast, of Valley Head, survives her as well.

Several nieces and nephews also survive her.

Mrs. Arbogast retired from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

A private family service will be held.

Rebecca Sue Davis, 45,of Buckhannon died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Mercy General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born May 13, 1959 in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Merl Wilbur Campbell and Vada V. Miller Campbell.

She was united in marriage June 26, 1982, to David Joseph Davis, who survives.

Survivors include her husband, daughter Jenna Jo Davis of Buckhannon, three brothers: Robert Campbell of Morgantown, Carl Campbell of French Creek and Stephen Campbell of Buckhannon and sister Judy Tenney of Buckhannon.

Five nieces: Sharon Kay Turner, Tresea Campbell-Cozort, Carla Campbell-Dean, Denise Post and Vanessa Lovejoy also survive her. A nephew, Daniel Scott Campbell survives her as well.

Becky was a homemaker and manager of Aesops Café.

Friends will be received today, Feb. 4, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Lowther officiating.

The burial will follow at the Buckhannon Memorial Park.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest Earl (Bud) Lantz, 83, of Ellamore, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born May 29, 1921, in Lantz, W.Va., the son of the late Elam and Fannie Elbon Lantz.

He was united in marriage Jan. 20, 1982, to Janice Evans Lantz, who survives.

He is also survived by daughters: Jean (Shon) and husband Robert Jones, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., Fran and husband Lee McCalla, of Lecanto, Fla., and Patricia and husband Ray Eckes, of Roanoke, W.Va.

Two sons: Burton and wife Jan Booth and Bruce and wife Michelle Booth, both of Ellamore, also survive him.

Grandchildren: Rod and wife Jody Bloomer, of Citrus Springs, Fla., Joy and husband John Jenkins, of Charleston, W.Va., Jill Jones, a Peace Corp volunteer in Moldova, Danny and Phillip Higham, of Roanoke, W.Va., Mary and husband David Rhorbough, of Alum Bridge, W.Va., Raetta and husband Joe Atkinson, of Ireland, W.Va., Kenny and wife Alice Booth, of Huntington, W.Va., Kimberly Booth, Brittannie Ramsey, Katelyn Booth, all of Ellamore, and Derrick Woods, of Elkins, survive him as well.

Great-grandchildren: Justin Bloomer, Terrlen Rhorbough and Jamie Adkinson, also survive him.

Two sisters: Doris Teter and Wanda Lantz preceded him in death.

Bud was a founding member of the Ellamore Volunteer Fire Department.

He was retired from the DNR, having worked in Parks and Recreation after 23 years of service.

As a member of the 8th Air Force, 385th Bomber Group, Mr. Lantz served with honor and distinction, successfully piloting his B-17 on 35 missions over France and Germany during World War II.

His family and closest friends will always regard him as one of the many heroes who have preserved our freedom with their selfless service to our country.

Mr. Lantz was a member of the Gertrude Chapel United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Robert Bare Jr., Rev. Timothy Kelley and Rev. Mitch Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Union Cemetery.

The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion and DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will conduct military honors at graveside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Gertrude Chapel U.M. Church in Ellamore, WV 26267. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Junior Denzil Zickefoose, 85, of Clarksburg died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at the United Hospital Center. He was born Aug. 26, 1919, in Hampton, W.Va., the son of the late James Zickefoose and Iway Zickefoose.

He was married to Gladys Smith Zickefoose, who preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 1998. In addition to his parents and wife, seven brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are a daughter Millie (Zickefoose) Smith of Clarksburg; three grandsons: Joseph Danes, Josh Lebrun, and Theodore O'Connell, all of Clarksburg; and one great-grandson Tannium Danes of Clarksburg.

He was a truck driver for the WV Dept. of Highways.

Friends were received on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, Feb. 23 at the funeral home. The burial will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hinkleville, W.Va.

Robert Michael "Stumpy" Stump, 57, of Indiana, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at his residence. He was born Jan. 18, 1948, in Buckhannon, the son of the late Telford Harold and Manoka Pearl Greenlief Stump. Mr. Stump was a member of the BPO Elks No. 931. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, he had earned a National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Award. He was employed in sales by Northeast Energy for the past 10 years. He had been retired from McJunkin Corporation after 31 years of employment. He enjoyed reading, golfing, walking on the beach at sunrise and spending time with his family. Mike was loved and respected by everyone who knew him.

Surviving is his wife, Loretta Mae Tenney Stump, whom he married Aug. 11, 1967; a son Robert Michael Stump II and wife Jessica of Indiana, Pa.; daughter Jennifer Michelle Stump of Baltimore, Md.; two granddaughters: Brittany and Katelyn Stump; three brothers: Frederick Eugene "Gene" Stump and wife Mary, Telford Harold Stump Jr. and wife Janet, all of Buckhannon and Gregory Allen Stump and wife Fay of Weirton, W.Va.; two sisters: Joyce Stump Gregory and husband Jim, and Patricia Stump Hall and husband Bud, all of Buckhannon; his "second" father Basil Tenney of Hemlock and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter Allison Hope Stump and his "second" mother Opal Tenney.

Friends were received from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2005 at the Bowser-Minich Funeral home, Indiana, Pa. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. The burial will follow in the Upshur County Memorial Park Cemetery in Buckhannon, W.Va.

Military honors will be conducted by the VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett No.7 American Legion and the DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mike Stump Trust Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 76 Ben Franklin Rd. South, Indiana, Pa. Contributions will be used for his grandchildren's education.

Ross C. White, 79, of Buckhannon died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Peeltree, the son of the late A. Ray White and Ethel J. Cutright White. He was united in marriage on May 1, 1948, to Virginia M. Grill White, who survives.

Surviving are three sons: Calvin and wife Judy White of Buckhannon, Stewart and wife Carol White of Clarksburg and Mark White of Buckhannon; daughter Rosalie and husband Chuck Ashcraft of Walker; three grandsons: Joseph White of Clarksburg, Jeffrey White of Nutter Fort and Nathaniel Ashcraft of Walker, W.Va.; three granddaughters: Chistine Knibloe of Tucson, Ariz., Leslie White of Columbia, S.C., and Olivia Ashcraft of Walker; great-grandson Ryan White of Clarksburg; five sisters: Izetta Lynch of Buckhannon, Isabelle Nutter of Coalton, Izola Marple of Hackers Creek, Minetta Lewis of Lost Creek, and Shirley Helmick of Florida; and three brothers: Archie White of Kesling Mill, Curtis White of Volga, and Scott White of Fishing Camp, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, sister Eugenia Benson and brother George White preceded him in death.

He was a carpenter and member of Carpenters Local No. 476 Clarksburg. He served with the 10th Mountain Infantry in Italy during WWII and was a staff sergeant.

Friends were received Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. The funeral service will be held today 11 a.m., Feb. 21, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. The burial will follow at the Buckhannon Memorial Park.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda K. Knupp, 52, of Lewisburg, W.Va., died Friday, February 18, 2005, at her home, with her husband, close friends and family at her side.

She is survived by her loving husband, Michael A. Corley of Lewisburg; mother Verna I. Knupp and sister Donna L. Knupp, M.D., both of Pittsburgh; father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. (Browne) Corley of Buckhannon, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn W. Knupp of Somerset, Pa.

Linda earned a B.S.S.W. from West Virginia University and a M.S.W. from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a licensed clinical independent social worker with membership in the National Association of Social Workers and the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. After 16 years, she retired from Somerset State Hospital to become co-director of social work at William Sharpe Hospital in Weston. Her recent position involved the Division of Rehabilitation services in Lewisburg. She enjoyed the outdoors and bird-watching.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory, c/o Blake and Boone Accounting Corp., P.O. Box 187, Lewisburg, WV 24901; Selma Church of the Brethren, Box 215, Selma, VA 24474; or Greenbrier Valley Hospice, Inc., 540 North Jefferson St., Box 7, Suite D, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Arrangements are by Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson, W.Va.

Ferenc Frank Androczi, 89, of Tennerton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Holbrook Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 17, 1915, in Semjenhaza, Hungary, the son of the late George and Maria Nikli Androczi.

Friends will remember Frank as a very kind, gentle person, who loved to sing Hungarian songs and celebrate nature.

Frank obtained his PhD from Eovtvos Lorant University in Budapest, Hungary in 1951. He received his master's of library science from Syracuse University in 1964. In the summer of 1968, Frank did his postgraduate work at the University of Ill. Info. Sci. at the University of Pittsburgh from 1969-1970. Frank was a rare book cataloguer at the University of Detroit from 1964 to 1965. He was assistant librarian cataloguer, classifier at New York State University College from 1965 to 1967.

Frank was a professor of library science at West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1967 to 1981.

Frank owned and operated Little Hungary Winery in Buckhannon since 1985. He was a member of the W.Va. Beekeepers Association. Frank was also a member of the W.Va. Grape Growers Association.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to West Virginia Wesleyan College in care of Brooks Jones for the Frank Androczi Scholarship Fund.

Katie Winemiller, 89, of Helvetia, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at the Holbrook's Nursing Home in Buckhannon.

She was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Mark Sneberger and Polona Pavloc Sneberger.

She was married to the late Omer William Winemiller, who preceded in her in death on March 2, 1989.

In addition to her parents and husband, two brothers: Mark Sneberger and Joe Marinic and three sisters: Mary Varner, Olga Ball and Helen Sneberger, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters: Katherine (Winemiller) Harris of Elkins, Polly (Winemiller) Hull and husband David of Helvetia, and Sue (Winemiller) Hamilton and husband Bill of Buckhannon; two sons: George Winemiller and wife Marilyn of Gassaway and William Winemiller of Alexander; granddaughter Meghan Winemiller of Gassaway; five grandsons: Brian Hull and wife Christian of Buckhannon, Jamie Powell and wife Tammy of Dunbar, John Harris of Orlando, Fla., Andrew Winemiller and wife Michelle of Summersville, and Dennis Winemiller and wife Ranae of Fairmont; two step-grandsons: Shawn Hamilton and wife Amy of Buckhannon and Jeremy Hamilton of Gibsonia, Pa.; great-grandson Zachary Hull of Buckhannon; two great-granddaughters: Taylor and Alexa Powell both of Dunbar; two step-grandchildren: Dylan and Tessa Hamilton of Buckhannon; two brothers: John Sneberger and wife Marion of Helvetia and Tony Sneberger and Lena of Czar; two sisters: Vera Schneider of Pickens and Rosie Ketterman and husband Cody of Pickens; several nieces and nephews.

She was a homemaker and farmer, member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Pickens and graduate of Turkey Bone School near Pickens.

Friends will be received today, Feb. 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc.

A mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father James McCafferty celebrant.

The burial will follow at the Pickens Cemetery in Pickens, W.Va.

Charles G. Claypool Sr., 75, of Pancake-Clarkson Road, Rogers, Ohio, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at the East Liverpool City Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Cow Run, W.Va., April 5, 1929, the son of the late Bernard Wilson Claypool and Mary (Lane) Claypool. Mr. Claypool moved to East Liverpool, Ohio when he was 16 years old.

Mr. Claypool was employed as a bus driver for the former Ohio Valley Transit Company for 30 years before retiring in 1983. He also owned and operated Claypool Tree Service for many years.

His wife, Effie (Rohm) Claypool preceded him in death in 1988.

Three sons: Charles G. Claypool Jr., of East Liverpool, Ohio, Robert G. Claypool, of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Larry Claypool, also of East Liverpool, survive Mr. Claypool.

Two daughters: Mary Ann Brooks, of DeBarg, Fla., and Judy Gonzalas, with whom Mr. Claypool resided also survive him.

A brother, Loyal Wilson Claypool, of Buckhannon, and three sisters: Pauline Fornish, of Detroit, Mich., Frances DeBarr, of Parkersburg, and Jean Carpenter, of Buckhannon, survive Mr. Claypool as well.

Five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive him.

In addition to his wife, father and mother, a daughter, Linda Maria Claypool, preceded him in death.

Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the East Liverpool Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 145 West 5th Street, East Liverpool, Ohio, with the Rev. Wayne Standley officiating.

Burial will follow in the Brown Cemetery in Upshur County at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call at the funeral home in East Liverpool from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Friends may view this obituary, send condolences, or sign the guest book online at www.altmeyer.com.

Hazel T. Townsend, 94, of Akron, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Akron General Hospital. She was born Dec. 30, 1910, in Tallmansville, the daughter of the late Phillip Sheriden Tenney and Sara Jane Rowan Tenney.

She was married to the late Trevie Townsend, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by ten sisters and two brothers. Surviving are two nephews: Melvin Townsend of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Darius Craven of Buckhannon and several nieces and nephews.

She attended West Virginia Wesleyan and Glenville College, and taught in Upshur County in 1930.

Friends will be received on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael W. Wamsley officiating. The burial will follow at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tallmansville.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Amelia P. Fato, 93, of Buckhannon died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at the Serenity Care in Buckhannon.

She was born July 1, 1911, the daughter of the late Silvio Ventura and Lisa Stocco Ventura.

She was united in marriage Sept. 26, 1932, to the late Saverio Fato, who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2000.

In addition to her parents and husband, a son John Fato also preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons: Gennaro Fato of Onley, Md., Battista Fato of Silver Spring, Md. and Frank Fato of Buckhannon; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and attended church at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Friends will be received on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home in Silver Springs, Md.

The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at the St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Silver Springs, Md., with Father David Beaubien officiating.

The burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Springs, Md.

Bobby Ray Love, 72, of Buckhannon, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born June 10, 1932, in Gilmer County, the son of the late Harry and Eva McLain Love.

He was united in marriage to Biddie Mae Frame, who survives, August 9, 1974.

A son, Aaron Ray Love, of Morgantown, and a stepson, Bobby D. Furr, of Weston, also survive him.

Three daughters: Winona Kay Wood and husband Philip, of Richmond, Va., Bobbie Jean Greene and husband William, also of Richmond, Va., and Patricia "Pat" Robinson, of Stouts Mills, W.Va., survive him.

A brother, Jimmie Love and wife Jo Ann, of Ohio, also survive him.

Five grandchildren: Alexandra Grace Love, Amy Conrad, Jennifer Lowther, William "Boo" Greene and Daniel Greene survive Mr. Love as well.

Seven great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive him.

One sister and five brothers preceded him in death.

Mr. Love was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War.

He was employed with the B&O Railroad in the early 1950s. He retired from Barbour Coal in 1983.

He was a member of the Mountaineer Car Collectors and loved restoring antique vehicles. He also enjoyed visiting friends and neighbors. He was a Christian by faith.

Friends may call today, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home in Flatwoods from 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home. Pastor Rick Cutright will be officiating. Burial will take place at the Big Run Cemetery in Napier, W.Va.

Melinda Susan Gillum, 64 of Buckhannon died at 2:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, in St. Joseph's Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 27, 1940, in Weston, a daughter of the late Romey Paul Williams and Mary Virginia (Harris) Williams. She was united in marriage on Jan. 2, 1961 to Robert F. Gillum, who survives. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family being preceded in death by one sister Shirley A. Harris and one brother James Paul Williams.

Mrs. Gillum enjoyed music, traveling and her many friends and was a Methodist by faith.

Friends were received at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave. in Weston on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, Feb. 28 at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel. The burial will follow at the Carder Cemetery at Vadis. The Boyle Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements.

John E. Sturm, 81 of Buckhannon died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at the St. Joseph's Hospital following a long illness. He was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Mannington, a son of the late Goffe and Mary Thorn Sturm.

Mr. Sturm was employed by the Federal Fish and Wildlife Services, having retired from the Bowden National Fish Hatchery in Randolph County with 24 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army in the African-Middle Eastern, Italy, and European Theatres. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal with Cluster for injuries sustained during combat.

He was a member of the Chelyan Lodge 158, AF&AM in Belle, W.Va., and a Protestant by faith. Mr. Sturm loved to spend time with his grandchildren, who were very dear to him, and also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a graduate of Mannington High School.

He is survived by his wife Patricia B. Smith Sturm, whom he married June 15, 1958; a son and daughter-in-law John Mart and Kelly Sturm of Buckhannon; daughter Rhonda J. Judy of Buckhannon; two grandsons: Darren J. Judy and John Tyler Sturm; granddaughter Kaitlyn Nicole Sturm; three sisters and a brother-in-law: Beryle J. Calvert, Dana Ruth DeVaul of Logansport, Mary Anne and John Robinson of Urbana, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews, whom he was very fond of and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brother-in-laws Elwood P. Calvert and Gary DeVaul.

Friends were received at the Hutson Funeral Home, 500 E. Main St., Mannington on Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Mike Cunningham officiating. The burial followed in the Huey-Thorne Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Rites being rendered. The Hutson Funeral Home of Mannington is in charge of the arrangements.

Delma Jean (DJ) Wyatt, 67, of Buckhannon, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born April 28, 1937, in Logan, W.Va., the daughter of the late Flossie Shepherd.

Her husband Marion Wyatt survives her.

Four sons: Bruce Alan Davidson, Tony Wyatt, Scott Wyatt and Eddie Wyatt, also survive her.

A daughter, Brenda Sue Rice survives her as well.

Fourteen grandchildren: Crissy Bailey, Randy Rice, Rick Rice, Alan Davidson, Maria Davidson, April Davidson, James Wyatt, Cloe Wyatt, Chrissy Wyatt, Brandy Wyatt, Daniel Wyatt, Samantha Wyatt, Erin Wyatt and Crissie Sharp survive Mrs. Wyatt.

One great-grandson, Donovan Mykel Wagner, also survives her.

Two brothers: Jimmy Shepherd and Billie Ray Shepherd survive her as well.

A son, James Alan Wyatt, preceded her in death.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel today, Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Brad Tenney officiating.

Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Anniebelle Umble, 81, of Buckhannon, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at her home.

She was born July 3, 1923, in Marlinton, W.Va., the daughter of the late Anthony Simmons and Rosielee Simmons.

She was united in marriage to the late Wilbur Umble.

A daughter, Sue Bolton and husband Larell, of Buckhannon, survive her.

Two sisters: Mamie May, of Crimora, Va., and Emily Oscar, of Lewisburg, W.Va., also survive her.

Four granddaughters: Charlotte A. Rowan, of Buckhannon, Rose M. Alexander and husband Kenneth, of Buckhannon, Tammy Bedillion, of Holiday, Fla., and Shannon M. Collison, of St. Cloud, Fla., survive her as well.

Four grandsons: Charles L. Davis Jr. and wife Barbara, of Easton, Pa., Marvin R. Davis, of Buckhannon, Terry L. Bedillion, of Florida, and Christopher G. Collison, of St. Cloud, Fla. survive her.

A special nephew, Wayne Oscar, of White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., also survives her.

Several nieces and nephews survive her.

A foster grandchild, Tiffany Alexander, of Buckhannon, and caregiver, Vivian Arbogast, also of Buckhannon, survive her as well.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, her first husband, Woodrow P. Marsh preceded her in death.

Her second husband, Sherman Kesling, preceded her in death, as did a daughter, Louvina M. Tenney, and two brothers: Leonard Simmons and Hobert Simmons.

Mrs. Umble was a homemaker and a member of the Liberty In Christ Church.

Friends will be received Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Liberty In Christ Church.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Liberty In Christ Church with Pastor Mike Westfall officiating.

Burial will take place at the Bethel Church Cemetery in Audra.

Norma Elizabeth Tenney, 84, of Norton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005. She was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Tallmansville, the daughter of the late Hazel Maude and Jacob Arthur Bailey.

Norma retired from Barberton schools after many years of service as a cook. She was a longtime member of the Akron Baptist Temple and worked in the church nursery. In her free time, Norma enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, her husband Kiser Tenney preceded her in death.

Three brothers: Arthur, Ward and Ralph Bailey also preceded her in death.

Her daughter, Sharon and husband Ray Redhead, survive her.

Three sons: Vernon and wife Karen Tenney, Roger Tenney and Theresa Miller, and Keith and wife June Bailey, also survive her.

Six brothers: Robert and wife Rita, Tom and wife Bettie, Earl and wife Joanne, Bill and wife Elaine, Carl and Harry and wife Katie Bailey also survive her.

A sister, Lorraine DeBarr, also survives her.

Nine grandchildren: Kevin and Jason Redhead, Elizabeth and husband Robert Hutzell, Elaine and husband Nathan Miller, David and wife Julie Tenney, Christopher Tenney, Laura Tenney, Louise Costello, and Karl and Elissa Bailey survive her as well.

Eight great-grandchildren: Jenna, Drew, Dean and Trey Hutzell, Fiona Miller, Scott and wife Krista Willingham, Jennifer Hoffine, and Ryan Costello survive her.

Two great great-grandchildren: Morgan and Reagan Willingham also survive her.

A special lifelong friend Rose Henke survives her.

Family and friends may call today, Friday, March 11, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron, Ohio, with the Rev. Ernie Kemppel officiating. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at the Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Claude M. Fletcher, 68, of Buckhannon, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center.

Mr. Fletcher was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Buckhannon, the son of the late Clark Fletcher and Anna Kimble Fletcher, of Buckhannon, who survives.

He was united in marriage July 14, 1963, to Glenna Wamsley Fletcher, who survives.

In addition to his mother and wife, two daughters: Joan Howes and husband Mark, of Belington, and Nancy Stalnaker and husband Dan, of Elkins, survive him.

Two sons: Bryan Lee Fletcher and wife Cynthia, of Coalton, and David Fletcher and wife Jennifer, of Buckhannon, also survive him.

Three sisters: Thelma Tucker, of Fairmont, Pauline Montgomery, of Idaho, and Gertrude Fletcher, of Buckhannon, survive him as well.

Seven grandchildren also survive him.

Mr. Fletcher was a member of the Sand Run Baptist Church.

He was a military policeman in the U.S. Army. He served during the Vietnam War.

Friends will be received today, Friday, March 11, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating.

Burial will take place at the Mt. Union Church Cemetery.

The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion and DAV Chapters No. 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at graveside.

Effie M. Lewis, 80, of French Creek, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

She was born July 21, 1924, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late John Butcher and Orphie Pearl Johnston.

Her first husband, Darius Bender, preceded her in death, as did her second husband Edward Lewis.

Four sons: George Huffman, of Elyria, Ohio, David Bender, Leon Bender and Randall Bender, all of Buckhannon, survive her.

Four daughters: Eden Hope Bender, Daisy Ware, Donna Baughman, all of Buckhannon, and Faye Bender, of French Creek, also survive her.

Two step-sons: Harold Lewis and Michael Lewis, both of French Creek, and one step-daughter, Katie Champ, of Buckhannon, survive her as well.

Twenty-one grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren also survive her.

In addition to her first and second husbands, a daughter, Easter Wingate, a grandson and one great-granddaughter preceded her in death. A brother, Boyd Johnston and a sister, Altena Thayer, preceded her in death as well.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel today, Wednesday, March 9, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 10, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Pastor William Mooring will be officiating.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no graveside service. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John Gill, a former Buckhannon resident, passed away at the Kingston Nursing Home in Ashland, Ohio, on March 6, 2005, one day before his 98th birthday.

He was born March 7, 1907, in Strangford, Pa.

Growing up in Pennsylvania, he worked in a stone quarry and the coal mines before going to college and becoming a Methodist minister and later a school teacher.

He also owned and operated a greenhouse, where he sold plants. Along with this, he had a honey route since bees were necessary to pollinate the flowers and plants.

John moved to Ohio with his family in 1950, and was involved in the landscape business there for many years. While in Ohio, John and his wife made the decision to join the Methodist Mission Board and served at Boylan-Haven-Mather Academy in Camden, S.C. This was a private black school, and it was during a troubled time in the segregated south.

From this school they moved to Buckhannon, where they were on the faculty and staff at West Virginia Wesleyan College from which they retired.

John was very instrumental as ground supervisor in transforming the college campus into the beautiful campus it is today.

He was well known throughout West Virginia for his expertise in horticulture. He was especially proud of the lily garden on campus. While at Wesleyan, he earned the reputation of being able to grow grass on a billiard ball. Mr. Gill and his wife moved back to Ashland, Ohio, in 1992 to be near their son.

John Gill and Elizabeth Leaf were married June 11, 1938. John was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years on July 12, 1996.

Five sisters and one brother also preceded him in death.

Two sons: James D. (Shonnette) Gill, of Kenosha. Wis., and John T. (Carol) Gill, of Ashland, Ohio, survive him.

Four grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

Mr. Gill was a sincere Christian and realized that this separation is only temporary. He will be joined with family and friends when Christ returns to open the graves and take His people home.

In the meantime, he will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He touched the lives of many people on this earth, and he now sleeps till that resurrection morning. His reward is secured.

The funeral service for Mr. Gill will be held Friday, March 11, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Blairsville, Pa.

There will be no calling hours.

Friends and family may visit one hour prior to the service to be conducted by family.

Donald P. Lane of Alexandria, Va. died on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at the Mount Vernon Hospital.

Mr. Lane was retired chief safety officer of Ft. Meyer military community and a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 217 of Springfield, Va. Father of Steven Lane and Sherry Winkler; brother of Danny Lane, Barbara Harper and Annette Fields.

He is also survived by the mother of his children Beatrice Lane and his fiancée Gail Boyce.

Friends may call at the Demaine Springfield-Annandale Funeral Chapel, Backlick and Edsal Roads, Springfield, Va.

The burial will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 11 at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

The Rev. Wease Day officiating.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Joseph Martin Devericks, 74, of Buckhannon, passed away Monday, March 7, 2005, at 6 a.m. at his home.

He was born May 3, 1930, in Doddridge County, the son of the late Luther Martin Devericks and Nina E. Nicholson Devericks.

He was united in marriage on Oct. 6, 1962, to Alice Bailey Devericks, who survives.

In addition to his wife, three sons: Billy and wife Lillie Devericks, of Topmost, Ky., James Devericks and Carla, of Jane Lew, and Daniel Devericks and Lisa, of Coalton, survive him.

Two daughters: Linda and husband Mickey Chidester, of Buckhannon, and Darlene Devericks also survive him.

Three grandsons: Dylan Chidester, of Buckhannon, Tyler Devericks, of Buckhannon, and Billy Joe Devericks, of Topmost, Ky., survive him as well.

Six granddaughters: Karissa Devericks, of Craigsville, W.Va., Jessica Devericks, of Jamestown, N.Y., Whitney Devericks, of Buckhannon, Autumn Devericks, of Buckhannon, Skyler Devericks, of Coalton, and Alexis Devericks, of Buckhannon, survive Mr. Devericks.

Five brothers: George Davis, of Wolf Summit, W.Va., James Devericks, of Morgantown, Paul Devericks, of Jane Lew, Henry Devericks and Jacob Devericks, of Richmond, Va., also survive him.

A sister, Beulah Langbein, of Buckhannon, survives him as well.

In addition to his father and mother, two brothers: John Devericks and Okey Devericks preceded him in death.

Mr. Devericks was a carpenter and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners American Local No. 476.

He served with the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War.

Friends will be received Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. from 4 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Friday, March 11, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Lowther officiating.

The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion and DAV Chapters No. 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Peoples Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26302.

Charles Everett Brown, 80, of Buckhannon died suddenly at his residence on March 6, 2005. He was born Aug. 18, 1924 in Braxton County, the son of the late Burley and Biddie Williams Brown.

He was a Christian, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a retired construction worker. Mr. Brown loved to garden and was an avid reader. He loved to play the guitar and was in a gospel-singing group for many years.

Also preceding him in death was his wife Vangeline Jamison Brown, who died in 1992; three brothers: Minter, Wesley and Gilbert Brown; and one sister Ora Mae Brown Dean.

He is survived by three sons: Denzil Brown and wife Genelda of Frametown, W.Va., Larry Brown and wife Linda of Buckhannon, and Robert Brown and wife Lorraine of Poplar Ridge, Sutton, W.Va.; two daughters: Eulah McCourt and husband Michael of Akron, Ohio, and Caron Hudnall of Poplar Ridge, Sutton; one brother Jesse "Buster" Brown of Fairmont; and one sister Lovie Brown Moats of Cleveland, Ohio. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at the Greene-Roberston Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Bill Griffin officiating. The burial will follow in the Poplar Ridge Cemetery near Sutton. Friends may call today, March 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Greene-Robertson Funeral Home of Sutton is in charge of the arrangements.

Bailey J. Zickefoose, 81, of Tallmansville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at his home.

He was born August 16, 1923, in Queens, the son of the late Parley Bill Zickefoose and Carrie Bailey Zickefoose.

He was united in marriage on March 20, 1948, to Genevieve Kirby Zickefoose, who survives.

In addition to his wife, two daughters: Debra Kay Zickefoose and Gary Hull, of Abbott, and Kathy Crites and husband Kirk, of Buckhannon, survive him.

Two sons: Bailey Zickefoose Jr. and Cindy Swecker, of Mill Creek, W.Va., and Gregory Zickefoose and wife Carrie, of Queens, also survive him.

Two granddaughters: Gina Brown and husband Mike and Amanda Hunt survive him as well.

Five grandsons: Jerry Alan Zickefoose and wife Jodi, Michael Hunt, Ryan Zickefoose, Joshua Zickefoose and Chad Zickefoose survive him.

Two great-granddaughters: Destiny Brown and Bethany Brown, along with two great-grandsons: Christian Brown and Bryce Moran, also survive him.

Two brothers, Orvil (Pete) Zickefoose, of Buckhannon, and Ronald Zickefoose, of Ohio, along with three sisters: Myrtle Zickefoose, Norma Jean Gary and Letha Reed, all of Ohio, also survive him.

In addition to his father and mother, nine bothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Zickefoose was the owner of Bailey Zickefoose Lumber Company.

He was a Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663 and the American Legion Post No. 7.

The graveside service will be held Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Lanham Cemetery in Queens.

The Rev. Jeff Zickefoose and the Rev. Josie Tenney will be officiating.

Burial will take place at the Lanham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Harmony Church or Lanham Cemetery in memory of Mr. Zickefoose.

Stanford Bayard Gum, born July 18, 1928, in Buckhannon, died in his Florida condominium on the morning of February 27, 2005. Bayard and his wife, Sue, are residents of Oscoda, Mich. and have been wintering in Ormond Beach, Fla.

A graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School class of 1946 and West Virginia Wesleyan College, he also attended Central Michigan University and University of Michigan. Bayard, son of the late Walton Bright Gum and Gladys Ione Simons of Buckhannon, moved to Oscoda in 1952 when he served in the U.S. Air Force.

He and Bob Carmack had the first drive-in restaurant north of Bay City, "The Jet Drive-in" in Oscoda. Bayard became a teacher of English and speech, and a coach of debate and forensics at Oscoda High School.

He led the first Oscoda Debate Team to the state finals. He retired from teaching in 1986 after 37 years. Bayard was the first fishing charter boat captain in Oscoda. He organized the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and was its first commander. An avid hunter and outdoor sportsman, he was a member of the Oscoda Sportsman Club, Oscoda Golf Club and Oscoda Yacht Club.

He is survived by his wife Sue Gum (nee Wilfong); his son Dr. Kenneth B. Gum of Traverse City, Mich. and his wife Marilyn and two grandchildren: Zane and Zoe; his daughter, Dana Wright, and her husband, Jim, of Frederick County, Md., where Dana is an art teacher.

Bayard also has many other brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins and many loving friends.

A small ceremony took place at Florida Memorial Hospital Chapel, Ormond Beach, Fla. on March 2.

A more formal service will occur during the summer in Oscoda at the Oscoda Methodist Church, where they are long-time members.

An announcement will be forthcoming regarding any memorial gifts in his honor.

Henry L. Marple, 88, of Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Holbrook Nursing Home.

He was born April 23, 1916, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of the late Franklin Moses Marple and Olive Bigelow Marple.

A daughter, Pamela and husband Tom Barcus, of Quiet Dell, and a son, Gary Wayne Marple, of Charlotte, N.C., survive him.

A stepson, Richard Douglas, of Buckhannon, along with a grandson, Ryan Radtka, of Morgantown, and a niece, Barbara Coombs, of Buckhannon, also survive him.

In addition to his father and mother, Mr. Marple's first wife, Mary Lee (Reed) Marple, preceded him in death on June 21, 1962. His second wife, Ruth Virginia (Douglas) Marple, preceded him in death Sept. 25, 2002.

Mr. Marple was a machine operator for Moore Business Forms. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Mr. Marple owned and operated many gas stations in Buckhannon.

He also owned Marple's TV Repair and retired from Moore Business Forms.

Friends will be received today, Monday, March 7, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating.

Burial will take place at the Heavner Cemetery.

Darlene Leoda Fowler, 69, of Rock Cave, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born April 3, 1935, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Eddie Ernest "Double E" Sothen and Rachel Oldaker Sothen.

Mrs. Fowler's husband, Harvey R. Fowler Jr. of Rock Cave, survives her.

A son, Michael McIe and wife Ann, of Brookwood, Ala., also survive her as does a granddaughter, Ana Marie McIe, also of Brookwood.

Three sisters: Minnie Sharp, of Buckhannon, Eva Trussler, of Newark, Ohio, and Delva Channel, of Akron, Ohio, also survive her.

In addition to her father and mother, a son, Delbert McIe, and five brothers: Russell Sothen, Herman Sothen, Norman Sothen, Gilbert Sothen and Harry Sothen, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Fowler was a homemaker and a member of the Rock Cave Baptist Church.

Friends will be received Wednesday, March 9, 2005, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 10, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor David Jesse officiating.

Burial will take place at the Oak Grove Church Cemetery at Kanawha Head.

Darlene Leoda Fowler, 69, of Rock Cave, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born April 3, 1935, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Eddie Ernest "Double E" Sothen and Rachel Oldaker Sothen.

Mrs. Fowler's husband, Harvey R. Fowler Jr. of Rock Cave, survives her.

A son, Michael McIe and wife Ann, of Brookwood, Ala., also survive her as does a granddaughter, Ana Marie McIe, also of Brookwood.

Three sisters: Minnie Sharp, of Buckhannon, Eva Trussler, of Newark, Ohio, and Delva Channel, of Akron, Ohio, also survive her.

In addition to her father and mother, a son, Delbert McIe, and five brothers: Russell Sothen, Herman Sothen, Norman Sothen, Gilbert Sothen and Harry Sothen, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Fowler was a homemaker and a member of the Rock Cave Baptist Church.

Friends will be received Wednesday, March 9, 2005, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 10, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor David Jesse officiating.

Burial will take place at the Oak Grove Church Cemetery at Kanawha Head.

Edwin Arundel Parsons, Jr., 87, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away February 28, 2005 surrounded by his loving family at the Charlotte Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Parsons was born on August 23, 1917 in Alexander, West Va.

He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B.A. in 1939. Mr. Parsons served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in the South Pacific in World War II and received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. Mr. Parsons was employed by Union Carbide Corporation in Clarksburg until he retired to Punta Gorda in 1982.

He was a member of the Peace River Power Squadron in Punta Gorda during his early retirement years where he enjoyed teaching classes. He was an avid reader, enjoyed history and loved to travel.

Mr. Parsons is survived by his wife of 60 years, Aris Kathaleen, daughters, Carol Ann Evans and husband Michael of Ellicott City, Maryland, Linda Kay Parsons of Sarasota, Fla. and a grandson, Timothy M. Evans who is attending Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

He is also survived by one brother, Norman C. Parsons of Oak Island, North Carolina, and several beloved nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be announced at a future date.

Phyllis Grace White, 73, of Buckhannon passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at Good Samaritan Home in Belington.

She was born, January 31, 1931 in Mayberry Township, Illinois to the late Thomas Jasper Allen and Abigaile Hayes Allen.

White is survived by a son, David Lee Jones and wife Sheri of Washington, daughter Kim Li Jones and husband Kendal of Sumter, South Carolina and six grandchildren.

In addition, a brother Darrel Ray Allen of West Va. and a nephew Walter Harvey Allen of West Virginia also survive her.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.

White was a retired missionary with the Southern Baptist serving in Hawaii, Arizona, Mexico, Wyoming and Florida and was associated with the Buckhannon Alliance Church.

She loved life and lived it to the fullest.

Private family services will be held. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Kenneth Curkendall, 76, of Volga passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at his residence. He was born Feb. 8, 1929, in Century, a son of the late Marvin and Bessie (Payne) Curkendall.

Surviving are two sisters: Beryl Hall of Uniontown, Pa., and Joan Simons of Williamsport, Ohio; six brothers: Deward and wife Rose Curkendall of Painesville, Ohio, John and wife Mary Curkendall of Vienna, W.Va., Blair and wife Jean Curkendall of Washington, W.Va., Gary and wife Judy Curkendall of Williamstown, W.Va., Henry "Ronald" and wife Tula Curkendall of Volga, and Max and wife Sharon Curkendall of Parkersburg, W.Va.

Mr. Curkendall was preceded in death by one sister Mary Smearman, and one brother Wayne Curkendall.

Mr. Curkendall retired as a coal miner, worked at Bethlem Steel Company and was a farmer.

There will be no public visitation. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. The Wright Funeral Home of Philippi is in charge of the arrangements.

Elmer Richard James, 77, of Weston died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Holbrook Nursing Home following a short illness. He was born April 1, 1927 in Lewis County, a son of the late Jesse D. and Edna Straley James.

He is survived by his former wife, Mary Cutlip, one daughter Linda Messenger of Cleveland, Ohio, one son Jesse W. James of Charleston, W.Va., and several nieces and nephews. Also survived by four grandchildren: Crystal Scott of Elyria, Ohio, Ronald Gonzalez of Lorain, Ohio, Theresa James of Idaho and Jeremiah James of Charleston; four great-grandchildren: Thomas and Cheyenne Scott both of Elyria, Ohio and Davia and Darian Shattuck both of Idaho.

Mr. James served in the U.S. Navy.

The family would like to thank all who have helped during Mr. James short illness. There will be no visitation or service. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel of Tennerton is in charge of the arrangements.

Claude Alan Armstrong, 69, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, died March 21, 2005.

He was born March 18, 1936, the son of the late W. French Armstrong and Jessie Waugh Armstrong.

He was a retired electrical engineer from General Dynamics Corp. and served four years in the U.S. Air Force.

Surviving are two sisters: Rose Lee Headrick, and Louise Montgomery; brother French Armstrong, and two sister-in-laws: Betty Armstrong and Joan Armstrong.

The memorial service will be announced at a later date.

James Edward Tinsley, 88, of Buckhannon died Friday, March 18, 2005, after a long illness.

He was born Sept. 20, 1916, in St. Albans, the son of the late Dana Edward Tinsley and Callie Armstrong Tinsley.

He was united in marriage to the late Lavon Marple Queen Tinsely, who preceded him in death on April 25, 2001. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a brother Lyle Tinsley, and two sisters: Frances Hutchinson and Alice Sloan.

Surviving are two sisters: Nina Byrd of St. Albans and Ada Bell of South Charleston, two granddaughters: Lori Queen Thompson and Leslie Queen Watts, both of Mansfield, Ohio; two grandsons: Doug Queen of Mansfield, Ohio and Tim Queen of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Tinsley was an operator, pipe fitter for FMC Chemical Plant of South Charleston. He was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. He also received a Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster while serving with the 35th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Friends were received Saturday, March 19, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 8p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. The burial followed in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion, DAV Chapters 5 & 26 conducted military honors at the graveside.

Richard Victor Mucci, 65, passed away Friday, March 18, 2005 in his home on a rural hilltop outside of Buckhannon. Mucci was born in Brockton, Mass. on March 20, 1939, the son of Victor Germane Mucci and Lillian Zaborousky.

When Mucci was 10, he moved with his family to south Florida where he attended Fort Lauderdale High School. He pursued a career in music education, studying with Roger Voisan at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He graduated from the University of Miami.

He directed several public school band programs including Wauchula, Dade City, and Palm Beach County in Florida as well as a community band program in Buckhannon.

Mucci leaves a legacy of his love of bands and band music, a recent life of joy of friends he met, helped and worked with in Upshur County and his tireless love of perfecting his environment. He made deep and lasting friendships wherever he went.

He is survived by two brothers, Michael Mucci of Stuart, Fla. and Gerald Mucci of Destin, Fla. and his dog, Mini, of Buckhannon.

A memorial celebration will be held at his Buckhannon home on Kesling Mill Road on Thursday, March 24 at noon. For directions call 304-472-0085.

Myrtle Mae Bond Reed, 76, of Tallmansville Road in Buckhannon, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1928, at Indian Camp, the daughter of the late John William and Rena Ellen Newcomb Bond. She was united in marriage June 20, 1970, to the late Henry E. Reed, who preceded her in death on July 31, 1994.

Surviving are son Tom Reed of Buckhannon, two daughters: Dorothy Rycroft and husband Kenneth of Elkins and Sharon Quick and husband John of Buckhannon; three grandchildren: Erin Quick, Olivia Rycroft and Tim Quick and wife Ashlee; twin great-grandsons Robert and Ryan Quick; three brothers: George Bond and wife Kathleen of Barboursville, Glenn Bond of Pompano Beach, Fla. and Robert Bond of French Creek; six step-sons and one step-daughter.

She was preceded in death by son David Lee Wilt, one sister, four brothers, step-son Pastor Larry L. Reed, one step-daughter, and two step-sons.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening, reading, needlework and working within the church.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel with Pastor William "Kerm" Lanham officiating.

The burial will follow at the Indian Camp Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following: St. Joseph's Hospice, Mt. Hope United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Evelyn Scott Biggert, 75, of Manassas, Virginia died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at the Prince William Hospital in Manassas. She was born April 23, 1929, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Brown and Goldie Lewis Gibson.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by two husbands: Austin Scott and Jessie Biggert; one daughter Veta Owens, and six brothers: Gerald, Ovajerry, Bill, Vernon, Larry and Kenney Gibson. Surviving are five children: Vivian Pearson of Buckhannon, Janice Henderson of Manassas, Terri Scott of Mississippi, Austin Scott of Manassas, and Gerald Scott of Cape Cod, Mass.; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters: Hilda Holloway, Patty Lemar, and Barbara Oldaker; two brothers: James and Gary Gibson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.

Friends will be received today, March 18 at the Tomblyn -Whitescarver Funeral Chapel from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Mark Davis officiating.

The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Tennerton is the charge of the arrangements.

Lillian Karlene "Kay" Blankenship, 82, of Buckhannon died Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Colonial Place in Elkins. She was born on April 26, 1923, in Coalden, Tazwell County, a daughter of the late John L. and Olive Hurt McCoy.

She was married to the late Donald Ellis Blankenship, who passed away January 5, 1991.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna B. Carpenter and husband Jack of Buckhannon and Evelyn I. Ross and husband Mark of Weston; two grandchildren, Donald Mark Ross of Weston and Kaylyn Lee Carpenter of Buckhannon; one brother, Vernon D. McCoy of Pahokee, Fla.; and a great-grandson, Hayden Kohl Norman Ross.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Franklin "Hank" McCoy and John Lowman "Butch" McCoy, and a sister, Evelyn Louise Kent.

Ms. Blankenship was a member of the Buckhannon Alliance Church, where she was a charter member.

She was the owner of Direct Fabrics and Village Store from 1970 to 1989.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin and Pastor M. Jack Bohman officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Alzheimer's Research, Morgantown Regional Office, 1299 Pineview Drive Suite, Morgantown, WV 26505.

If flowers are sent, live plants are preferred due to allergies.

Elijah David Feola, infant son of David James and Kathryn Rae Williams Feola Jr. died soon after birth Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Surviving besides his parents are the maternal grandparents Cecil and Donna Williams of Lexington, Lee Miller of Louisville, maternal great-grandmother Estine Miller of Irvine, paternal grandparents David James and Natalie Feola Sr. and the paternal great-grandmother Elizabeth Feola, all of Buckhannon.

The funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Lexington Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Ron Leach and the Rev. Scott Hatfield.

W.R. Mildward Mortuary-Broadway is in charge of the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Southland Christian Church Ministries, PO Box 23338, Lexington, KY 40523-3338. Cards may be sent to the couple at 1141 Parliament Way, Lexington, KY 40517.

Hayden Carl Malcomb, 87, of Rt. 2, French Creek, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Holbrook Nursing Home.

He was born December 7, 1917, in Braxton County, a son of the late Warrick Ezra and Margaret Posey Malcomb. He was united in marriage on March 12, 1938, to Velma Marie Cunningham Malcomb, who preceded him in death on August 7, 1987.

He is survived by three daughters, Patty Lou and husband Gordon Conley, Phyllis Jean and husband Albert Moul, and Barbara Ann and husband Dempsey Lane; two sons, Hayden Carl (Buddy) and wife Mary Malcomb, and Charles Edward Malcomb; three grandsons, Kevin Moul,

Travis Lane and Jamie Malcomb; five granddaughters, Cherie Harpold, Rebecca Tenney, Jennifer Morris, Amanda Triplett and Amy Jo Poling; 11 great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Megan, Caleb, DeVonna, Alisha, Erin, Jacob, Claire, Kierra, Sunnie Rae and Jamie Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl, James, Cletus and Glenn Malcomb; and one sister, Ressie Cathell.

Mr. Malcomb was a retired gas well driller of 42 years and a Christian by faith. He loved to garden and was an avid reader.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel today from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor David Jessie officiating. Burial will follow in the Point Pleasant Cemetery in Abbott.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital and the staff at Holbrook Nursing Home for the special care they gave during Mr. Malcomb's illness. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenn Williams Samples Sr., 74, of Edgewood, Md., formerly of Rock Cave, died in Perry Point Veterans Hospital in Perryville, Md., on March 14, 2005.

Born in Buckhannon, he was the son of the late Amoss Marion Samples and the late Edna Mae Burnside Huffman and the husband of the late Edna Stewart Samples. He worked as a foreman at Paul J. Roch Construction in Baltimore for 32 years. He had retired from McJunckin Pipe Company in Buckhannon. He had a lot of friends at Pritt Mountain and served in the Army during the Korean conflict.

Mr. Samples is survived by four sons, Ronnie Samples of Edgewood, Md., Eddie Samples of Rock Cave, Glen Samples of Rock Cave, and Dennis Samples of Norristown, Pa.; one daughter, Dora Crumb of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Gary Samples of Rock Cave; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Samples.

A memorial service will be held in McComas Funeral Home in Abingdon, Md., on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John R. Lebo officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Send the family a memory tribute at mccomasfuneralhome.com.

Richard Paul Malcomb, 62, of Buckhannon, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center. He was born Aug. 4, 1942, in Buckhannon the son of the late Aaron Paul Malcomb and Alice Warner Malcomb.

He was united in marriage Oct. 6, 1967, to Carol A. Hamilton Malcomb, who survives. Also surviving is a daughter Barbara L. Malcomb of French Creek.

Mr. Malcomb was a truck driver and Christian by faith.

He was a member of AARP and the French Creek Chapter No. 36 DAV.

Friends were received Sunday, March 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 11a.m. today, March 28 at the funeral home with the Rev. Junior Harris officiating.

The burial will follow at the Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery.

The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion, DAV Chapters No. 5 & No. 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

Oscar W. Sayre, 89, of Rock Cave, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005, at his home.

He was born Nov. 17, 1915, in Holly Grove, W.Va., the son of the late Clee O. Sayre and Orpha Woody Sayre.

He was united in marriage Jan. 25, 1939, to Maxine Sayre, of Rock Cave, who survives.

In addition to his wife, two granddaughters: Jane and husband Bill Rocky, of Buckhannon, and Beverly and husband Mickey Metz, of Glenville, survive him.

A great-grandson, Seth Rocky, of Buckhannon, and two great-granddaughters: Beth Rocky, of Buckhannon, and Crystal Metz, of Glenville, also survive him.

A brother, Troy Sayre, of French Creek, along with several nieces and nephews survive him as well.

In addition to his father and mother, a son, Kyle G. Sayre, preceded him in death, as did a grandson, Kyle Neal Sayre, preceded him in death.

Two brothers and four sisters are also deceased.

Mr. Sayre was a farmer and a member of the Canaan Community Church.

Friends will be received today, Monday, March 28, 2005, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the Pleasant Dale United Methodist Church at 2 p.m., with Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. and Rev. Junior Harris officiating.

Burial will take place at the Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Selbyville.

Eli Blagg, 76, of French Creek, passed away Saturday, March 26, at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon

D. P. "Sheriff" Given, 88, of Webster Springs, passed away Monday, March 28, 2005, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born at Upper Glade, W.Va., May 6, 1917, the son of the late H.F. and Susan Paugh Given.

He was a life-long resident of Webster County. He was a retired contractor and a political figure. He served in the Army Air Corp 554th Bomber Squadron during World War II. He attended both the First Baptist Church and the First United Methodist Church in Webster Springs. He was a 1937 graduate of Cowen High School and a graduate of Glenville State College. He also studied at Oxford University in England.

Sheriff was a former Webster County Commissioner and served 10 years in the West Virginia House of Delegates. As a delegate, he was affectionately known as the "father of food stamps," and was instrumental in passage of legislation that allowed for the purchase of vehicle licenses at county seats. He also helped bring the first scenic railroad excursion to Webster Springs in 1970 and was an avid supporter of reviving the CCC camps.

He was a member of VFW Post No. 3738, Webster Springs where he helped build the current VFW Hall. He was also a member of the American Legion Roscoe Miller Post No. 62, of Cowen. He was a former member of the Moose Club, Webster Springs Lions Club and Ruritan Club, and The Elks Club of Buckhannon.

A partner in Given Construction Company, he was credited with helping build additions to Webster Memorial Hospital and Franklin High School. He did major construction on the Cass Scenic Railroad. He built Dodd and Reed Funeral Home and the Mouth of Seneca Elementary School.

In later years, Sheriff hosted TV programs "Away We Go," and "Back Stage 69," which were regularly seen on several state TV stations.

His wife, Cassandra Mitchell Given, and two daughters: Donna J. Clutter Kafer and husband John, of Weston, and Jenny L. Given, of Webster Springs, survive him.

An adopted daughter, Michelle Wilson, of Ocean Isle, N.C., also survives him.

Grandchildren: Chris Avis and wife Melinda, of Clendenin, W.Va., and Andrea Clutter Hamrick and husband Boone, of Webster Springs, also survive him.

Great grandchildren: Ian and Trevor Avis, of Clendenin, W.Va., and Dalton Wilson, of Ocean Isle, N.C., survive him as well.

In addition to his parents, 11 brothers and sister preceded him in death.

Friends will be received today, Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Dodd and Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs from 6 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the funeral home with Rev. Cofer Cochran and Rev. Ken Stockwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery in Webster Springs.

The VFW Post No. 3738 will perform military rites.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to either the Webster County Senior Citizens Center, VFW Post No. 3738 or the First United Methodist Church Youth Group.

Gidd Singleton, 89, of Rock Cave died Saturday, March 26, 2005 in the St. Joseph's Hospital after a long illness. He was born July 19, 1915, at Gem, W.Va., a son of the late Charlie Ellis Singleton and Minnie Pulliam Singleton. He was also preceded in death by three wives, sisters: Maude Singleton, Addie "Shorty" Brown, Patty Singleton and Gladys Whaley; brothers: Walter and Joe Singleton. Gidd was a construction worker and former owner of the Burnsville Diner.

Surviving are caregiver Ruth Criss of Rock Cave; two sons: Stephan Page Singleton and wife Kim of Clarksburg and Charles Singleton; daughter Betty James of Gassaway; three sisters: Maggie Williams of Heaters, Ruby Vernon of Baltimore, Md., and Peggy Bear of Florida; sister-in-law Lucille Singleton; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friends were received Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home at Flatwoods. The funeral service was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Delmas Singleton officiating. The burial followed in the K. of P. Cemetery.

Cora Ellen Harvey, 77, of Buckhannon died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born June 18, 1927, in Barberton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Kelsel V. Davis and Hattie Wilson Davis. She was united in marriage on July 20, 1946 to the late John Keith Harvey, who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1967. Her granddaughter Melissa (Crites) Butler also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons: William D. Harvey and wife Kathy of Hildebran, N.C. and Robert K. Harvey and wife Sally of Winfield, W.Va.; daughter E. Rebecca Crites of Buckhannon; granddaughter Emily Chapman of Winfield; grandson Scott Crites of Buckhannon; sister Wanda Mouser of Philippi; and three great-grandchildren.

She worked in the order department of Moore Business Forms. She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, member of the UM Women's Club, Fred Brooks Garden Club and the Christmas Store.

Friends were received Saturday, April 2, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. The burial followed at the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery in Philippi.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Edwin S. "Dee" Yoakum, 84, of Buckhannon died Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at his home. He was born May 2, 1920, in Ellamore the son of the late George Wesley Yoakum and Mary Maude Booth Yoakum. He was united in marriage on July 24, 1948, to Lavaughn Sipe Yoakum, who survives.

In addition to his wife surviving are grandson Keenan Barnes of Richmond, Va., great-grandson Cadell Barnes and great-granddaughters Cassidy Marie Barnes and Courtney Lavaughn Barnes all of Richmond, Va., son-in-law John W. Barnes of Buckhannon and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter Sharon Marie Barnes, three brothers: James Yoakum, Scott Yoakum and Granville Yoakum; two sisters: Hattie Mae Harris and Nora Juanita Fallen.

He was a truck driver for Gaston Grocery and member of Mt. Herman United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II, a member of Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, and French Creek Chapter No. 36 DAV. He served as a Sunday school superintendent at Mt. Herman United Methodist Church and a trustee for many years.

He was the last member of his immediate family.

Friends will be received today, April 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Poling and the Rev. Michelle Goss officiating.

The burial will follow at the Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion, DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

Lovie Pearl Ware, 85, of French Creek died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at her home.

She was born Dec. 7, 1919 in Hacker Valley, the daughter of the late Newt and Virgie Claypoole Barbe. She was married to Nelson D. Ware to whom she had been married for 67 years. In addition to her husband surviving are son Delmas "Shorty" Ware and wife Jean of Tennerton, daughter Lela Pugh of French Creek, five grandchildren: Tim Pugh of French Creek, Shawn Pugh and wife Cindy of French Creek, T.J. Ware of Reedsville, Nikkie Demloy and husband Tom of Ohio, and Tammy Brown and husband Kenney of Hacker Valley; four great-grandchildren: Rhiannan Demloy, Asasha Brown, Shirilea Demloy and Shawn Pugh II. She was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother and two half-brothers.

Mrs. Ware was a homemaker and member of the Jerry Run United Methodist Church.

Friends were received on Thursday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. today, April 8 at the funeral chapel with Pastor David Jesse officiating. The burial will follow at the French Creek Memorial Gardens.

The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Noah James Villers, 89, of Buckhannon died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born May 3, 1915 in Braxton County, the son of the late Charles A. Villers and Lucreacia Squires Villers. On June 20, 1935, he married the former Ersie G. Nicholson, who preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 1993.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law Bill and Geraldine Villers of Buckhannon, one brother and sister-in-law Burt and Ruth Villers of Heaters, daughter-in-law Kay Villers of Weston, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son Charles E. "Gene" Villers, one daughter Velma Jean Fallon, four brothers: Guy, Roy, Orval and Lamar, and two sisters: Mae and Lavue.

Mr. Villers was employed as a coalminer with the state coal mines with many years service and later retired from the Lewis County Board of Education with 10 years service. He was a Protestant by faith.

Friends were received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston on Thursday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. today, April 8 at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dennis Estes officiating.

The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew. The Floyd Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements.

Charleen Haymond, 74, of Baden, Pa., died Friday, April 1, 2005, at the Allegheny General Hospital. She was born July 11, 1930, in Eden, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles P. and Inzie Rice Morris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Conley Haymond, who died July 15, 1994. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Leslie P. and Barbara K. Haymond of Conway, Pa., one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Rick Oliver of Youngwood, Pa.; three grandchildren: Tyler Conley Haymond, Sarah Catherine Haymond, and Paul Dean Oliver; two sisters: Kathleen "Kate" McKisic of Crawford and Zela Haymond of Arlington; sister-in-law Myrtle May Morris, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers: Charles and Eugene Morris and one sister Zeta Williams.

Mrs. Haymond was a registered nurse and had retired as the director of nursing for the former D.T. Watson Home and was a member of the Baden United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.

Friends were received on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, April 6 at the funeral chapel.

The burial will follow in the Rice Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rice Cemetery Fund, in care of Mary Fidler at 3 Third Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Nergie May Cowger Hissam, 92, of Hayesville, N.C., passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the Clay County Care Center in Hayesville.

She was the daughter of the late Joe and Viola Gregory Cowger.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Delmer Hissam.

A son, Max Hissam, of Wickliffe, Ohio, a daughter, Nola English, of Carthage, N.C., 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren also survive her.

A son, Delbert Hissam, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hissam was a native of Wheeler in Webster County. She was a faithful member of the Bible Missionary Baptist Church in Hayesville, N.C. She had worked at the Rayon factory in Painsville, Ohio for a few years.

The funeral service was held Saturday, March 2, 2005, at the Bible Missionary Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery in Murphy, N.C.

This announcement has been a courtesy of the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

Lowell F. McGee, 70, of Plum Boro, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at his home. He was born June 26, 1934, in Hall, W.Va., the son of the late Leslie F. and Eunice Hall McGee. Prior to retirement, he was a civil engineer with Fahringer, McCarty, Grey Inc. and also spent ten years as the Municipality of Murrysville Director of Engineering. He was a member of the Beulah Presbyterian Church, Churchill and was very active in the church for 46 years and he was a graduate of West Virginia University.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Kort McGee; four children: Dr. Douglas L. and wife Patti McGee of Birchrunville, Pa., Amy M. and husband Ed Gratton Jr. of Monroeville, Aaron D. and wife Rebecca McGee of Arnold, Md., and Dr. Lee F. McGee of Plum; nine grandchildren: Tyler, Megan, Caitlin, Marisa, Jillian, Tara, Aaron, Hannah and Ryan; brother Hugh P. and wife Ruthie McGee of Buckhannon and sister Mildred L. and husband Allen Beer of Buckhannon.

Visitation was held Monday, April 4 at the Hart Funeral Home Inc. in Murrysville. The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 5 in the Beulah Presbyterian Church in Churchill.

The burial followed in the Beulah Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to the Beulah Preschool.

Elizabeth Fay (Reeder) Curry, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away at her home in Monrovia, Calif. on March 18, 2005, following a brief illness.

She was born January 8, 1914, near Jane Lew. Raised on a farm, she rode a pony two miles each day to school with her sister, Olive.

She graduated from Fairmont State College and was a high school English and Latin teacher in West Virginia for 35 years. She taught at

Buckhannon-Upshur High School.

Since retirement, she has lived in Monrovia for 27 years with Paul, her husband of 67 years, where she cultivated roses and African violets, and encouraged her grandsons' love of writing and literature.

She entertained family and friends, cooking from old farm recipes, which she passed on to her son and grandsons.

She is survived by her husband J. Paul Curry, her son John Reeder Curry (Kristine), grandsons Christopher R. Curry and Patrick D. Curry and her sister, Olive I. Reeder, as well as nephews and a niece.

Friends were invited to join the family members at services held Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. at Douglass and Zook Mortuary, Monrovia, Calif.

Mrs. Rhea Cameron of Ashley, Illinois departed this life at her residence on Saturday, April 9, 2005, at 3:44 p.m. She had attained the age of 99 years and 26 days.

Rhea was born at Ashley, Illinois on March 13, 1906, the daughter of the late Arthur and Cordelia Haun Houser. She was united in marriage to Albert L. Cameron at Beaucoup, Illinois on April 15, 1925 and he preceded her in death on April 10, 1967.

Mrs. Cameron was a member of the Ashley United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Ashley Royal Neighbors and the Ashley Senior Citizens. She worked as a beautician in Ashley for over 50 years until her retirement.

Left to mourn her passing is two children: Theodore Cameron and wife Judy of Evansville, Ind. and Carol Biser and husband Edward of Buckhannon. Also surviving are six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild, her godson Lee Houser and other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, and also an infant daughter Betty Jane, two brothers: Harold and Ivan Houser, grandson Robert Brown and great-granddaughter Jesse Faith Ehmen.

Funeral services will be held in the Ashley United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Clark officiating. The burial will be in the Ashley City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home of Ashley on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Thereafter, at the church Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Ashley United Methodist Church or to the Good Samaritan Hospice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

Clifford Gilmore Allen, 90, of Cheverly, Maryland, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at the Collington Nursing Home in Mitchellville, Md. He was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Elverton, W.Va., the son of the late John Herbert Allen and Mary Alice Mundy Allen. He was united in marriage on June 21, 1938 to the late Wreatha Peterson Allen, who preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 1993.

Surviving are two daughters: Judy and husband Jack Zane of Cheverly, Md. and Nancy and husband David Morgan of Clearwater, Fla.; son John and wife Sheryl Allen of Bountiful, Utah; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers and one sister.

Mr. Allen worked at Mine Safety Appliance Co. He attended Fayetteville Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the University of Maryland Terrapin Club and UM Heritage Society.

Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. today, April 11, 2005 at the Lorentz Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Melba Josephene Miles, 79, of Buckhannon died Saturday, April 09, 2005 at the St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Kanawha Head, the daughter of the late Ben H. McKissic and Merle Haymond McKissic. She was united in marriage April 25, 1947 to Ralph H. Miles, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Renee and husband Jim Todd of Reynoldsville and Debra and husband Alan Williams of Newborn, Ga.; son Benny and wife Diane Miles of Grafton; four grandsons: Scott Todd of Bridgeport, Robbie Fox of Warner Robins, Ga., Brian Miles of Morgantown, and Brandon Miles of Grafton; two granddaughters: DeAnna Mocaby of Conyers, Ga., and Kristi Todd of Nutter Fort; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Mrs. Hayes (Arlene) Wilson of Metamora, Mich. and Ms. Sylvia DeFoe of Garden City, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Neal, Garth and Carl McKissic; and two sisters: Madeline Foster and Helen Johnston.

She was a secretary and a member of the Lorentz United Methodist Church, Lorentz CEOS and the Lorentz Community Building Association.

Friends will be received today, April 11, 2005 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Lang officiating. The burial will follow at the Lorentz Cemetery.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy L. Bailey Hayhurst, 69, of Buckhannon died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1935, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late John Aldo Jack and Edith Lanham Jack.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hayhurst was preceded in death by two brothers: Jimmy Lee and Gary M. Jack and her first husband James Arthur Bailey.

Surviving are son James Travis and Alisa Bailey; daughter Debra (Bailey) House; grandson James Matthew Bailey; two granddaughters: Sarah Beth House and Caitlin Michelle House, all of Buckhannon; two brothers: Russell L. Jack of Alum Bridge and Robert M. and wife Mary Jane Jack of Buckhannon; sister Loretta L. and husband Larry Gillespie of Buckhannon; several nieces and nephews; former husband Jerry Don Hayhurst of Buckhannon and his children: David Arthur and wife Donna Hayhurst, Jeri Lynn and husband Jeffrey Young and grandchildren: Trevor, Brooke, Alley Rae, and Teigan.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received on Saturday, April 23, 2005, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Mike Westfall officiating.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold W. Van Gilder, 80, passed away on April 19, 2005 at home with his family at his side. He was a beloved husband of 55 years to Luella (nee Hinkle); dear father to Connie (Randy) Young, Stanley Marvin (Sadle), Sterling Melvin (Sheila), and Kris Allen; grandfather of Melissa, Laura, Nathan, Kimberly, Aaron, Michelle, Jennifer, Ashley, and William; great-grandfather of Tyler, Emily, and Brianna; son of the late French and Ella; brother of Avanell Sturgill; and the late Donald (Maxine), Gene (Lola), Margel (Rosalee), Willis (Pat), Roger (Pat) and Larry.

The funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Bartell officiating. The burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Park.

Tomon and Sons of Cleveland, Ohio is in charge of the arrangements.

Effie Marie Bender Gillispie, 86, of Serenity Care Home in Buckhannon and formerly of Rock Cave, Canaan Community, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the Serenity Care Home.

She was born Aug. 27, 1918 in Upshur County, a daughter of the late George Washington and Clara Jane Sines Bender. She was united in marriage on Nov. 1, 1937, to Robert Franklin Gillispie, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Joe and Melva Gillispie of Kingwood; three grandchildren: Timothy and David Gillispie and Katherine Crim; four great-grandchildren: Scott, Tyler, Abby and Mick. She is survived by one brother Seebert Bender of Rock Cave, and two sisters: Pauline Everett of Morgantown and Joyce Strader of Amherst, Ohio.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, Mrs. Gillispie was also preceded in death by one daughter Fern; three brothers: Lee, James and Paul Bender and one sister Leona Long.

Mrs. Gillispie was a member of the Canaan Community Church.

Friends were received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Thursday, April 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mrs. Gillispie will be moved to the Canaan Community Church on Friday, April 22, where she will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour with the Rev. Junior Harris officiating. The burial will follow in the Canaan Cemetery.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert H. Black, 81, of Buckhannon died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at 12:15 a.m. in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. He was born March 31, 1924, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, the son of the late George Henry Black and Mattie Mae Peay Black. He was united in marriage on January 11, 1947 to Eleanor Frances Kling Black, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Robert Francis and wife Carolyn Ruth Black of Woburn, Mass., and Frederick G. and wife Pamela Black of Waterville, Maine; daughter Suellen A. Lyons of Cape Cod, Mass.; four grandsons: Sean F. and wife Tammy A. Lyons of Buckhannon, Frederick Black Jr. of Portland, Maine, Thomas F. and wife Wendy Black of Woburn, Mass. and Robert F. Black Jr. of Woburn, Mass.; three granddaughters: Holly Black and Carla Regione both of Woburn, Mass., and Jennifer Black of San Francisco, Calif.; and two sisters: Correane Starnes and Carrie E. Luke both of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and also eight brothers: Jasper, John Newt, Porter, David, Claude, Arthur, Eugene and Laurence Black; and three sisters: Elizabeth Montgomery, Polly Orr and Louise Poteat.

Mr. Black was a truck driver for Transcon. He was a member of the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion, Irish American in Malden, Mass., and the Holy Name Society. Mr. Black also attended the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Friends will be received today, April 22, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home.

The mass of Christian burial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father James McCafferty officiating. The burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

A vigil for the deceased will be held 7 p.m. Friday, April 22. The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663 Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion, DAV Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

Darrel Glen Suder, 32, of Buckhannon, passed away Monday, April 18, 2005, at 11:25 p.m. at his home.

He was born Oct. 12, 1972, in Buckhannon, the son of Robert Lee Suder and Evon Kelley Suder, of Buckhannon.

He was united in marriage June 19, 1999, to Cathy Saffle Suder, of Buckhannon, who survives.

In addition to his mother, father and wife, his maternal grandmother, Lillie (Perry) Kelley, of Tallmansville, survives him.

A son, Dalton Levi Suder, of Buckhannon, also survives him.

Three brothers: Nelson and wife Rhonda Suder, Alvin Suder and Mason Suder, all of Buckhannon, survive him as well.

Six sisters: Marilyn and husband Kermit Hawkins, of Buckhannon, Loretta and husband Terry Steffen, of Victoria, Va., Wanda and husband Todd Lenning, of Burkeville, Va., Freda and husband Dave Luyster, of Scio, Ohio, Virginia Kelley, of Buckhannon, and Nicole and husband David Nelson, of Burkeville, Va., survive Mr. Suder.

Seventeen nieces and nephews also survive him.

Mr. Suder's maternal grandfather, Paul Kelley, his paternal grandfather, Alva "Doc" Suder and his paternal grandmother, Virginia (Williams) Suder preceded him in death.

Mr. Suder was a mechanic with the W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of the NRA.

The memorial service will be held Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Pastor Beryl McKisic will be officiating.

Mazie G. Lovell, 100, of Athens, Ohio, died early Friday morning, April 15, 2005 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 22, 1904 in Buckhannon and was the daughter of the late Clarence O. and Loretta Eskew Warner.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Albany.

She is survived by two nieces, Hilda Moore and Millie Brunette.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband George in 1987.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens.

You may send a message of sympathy to the family on the funeral home website at www.hughesmoquinfuneralhome.com

Vickie Lynn Merriman, 48, of Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Oct. 14, 1956, in Buckhannon the daughter of Clifford Aubrey Wagner and Wilma June Oldaker Wagner, both of whom are deceased.

She was united in marriage to Charles Lee Merriman, who preceded her in death Dec. 30, 1978.

A daughter Becky and husband Michael Martin, of Craigsville, W.Va., survive her.

Two sons: Bobby Wagner, of Buckhannon, and Charles Lee Merriman II and wife Linda, of Buckhannon, also survive her.

A granddaughter Orryah Wagner, of Buckhannon, survives her as well. Seven grandsons: Dakota Martin and Dallas Martin, both of Craigsville, W.Va., Saban Wagner, of Buckhannon, Levi Martin, of Craigsville, W.Va., Zackary Merriman, Tucker Wagner and Luke Merriman, all of Buckhannon, also survive her.

A brother James Wagner, of Buckhannon, survives her.

A niece, Jammie Wagner, of Buckhannon, and three nephews, James Clifford Wagner II, Andrew Wagner and Zackary Wagner, all of Buckhannon, survive her as well.

Mrs. Merriman was a caregiver and a member of the Mt. Rupert United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received Tuesday, April 19, 2005, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Rev. J. Edward McDaniels will be officiating.

Burial will take place at the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery at Pecks Run.

Kathy J. (Gibson) Minsker, 53, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at her home. The Buckhannon community has lost one of its most beloved and inspiring residents. Kathy was a life-long Christian and is survived by her husband, Bill, her daughter, Melissa, and her son, Jason.

Born in Charleston, W.Va., on July 24, 1951, Kathy attended Dunbar High School and later graduated from Charleston Beauty Academy in 1970. With her husband, Kathy was co-owner of Buckhannon Auto Mall for the last 20 years. She also served as an officer and board member for several other local corporations.

More recently, she was the owner and operator of Merle Norman Cosmetics in Buckhannon and a member of the Professional Business Women's Association.

Kathy is also survived by her mother, Sybil Davisson, and stepfather, Charles W. Davisson Sr., as well as her stepmother, Shirley Gibson. Her father, Robert L. Gibson, preceded her in death.

Kathy's sister, Tracey Hunt, and her brother, Robert Gibson, as well as her stepbrother, Charles W. Davisson Jr., and stepsister, Thisbe Cooper, will miss her terribly. So will all of her loyal and beautiful customers at Merle Norman.

At the age of 50, Kathy attended Merle Norman Cosmetics' Home Office Training Program in Los Angeles, Calif. She returned to Buckhannon to open her own Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio. Kathy's beautiful smile and open personality made her a natural saleswoman and successful entrepreneur. She adored her work at the studio and found many friends, both old and new, among her customers.

The family wishes to thank their generous and amazing friends who have been incredibly supportive and loving throughout this time of sorrow.

Visitation will be held today, April 15, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Wesley Chapel on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon with Pastor John Board officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the "Susan G. Komen Foundation," c/o The Komen Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or online at www.komen.org.

Sadie Wentz, 85, of Tallmansville, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at her home. She was born June 12, 1919, in Tallmansville, the daughter of the late Lee Glass and Nora Reid Glass. She was united in marriage June 13, 1942, to the late John Dixon Wentz, who preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1997.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Richard, Glen and Ennis Glass and one sister Lottie Glass.

Surviving are three daughters: Sandra and husband Harry Dunmire, Bonnie and husband John Carr, all of Tallmansville, and Christal and husband Ralph Stevenson of Macungie, Pa.; four grandsons: Rodney Carr of Guthrie Center, Iowa, Todd Dunmire of Hurricane, Randy Carr of Tallmansville and Russell Stevenson of Macungie, Pa.; three granddaughters: Leisa McDaniels and Rachelle Saunders both of Westminster, Md. and Emily Stevenson of Macungie, Pa.; five great-grandsons: Nicholas and Christopher McDaniels both of Westminster, Pa., Zachary and Joshua Carr both of Tallmansville, and Cameron Dunmire of Hurricane; six great-granddaughters: Allison Dunmire of Hurricane, Abigail Saunders, Anne Grace Saunders and Amelia Saunders, all of Westminster, Md., Sarah and Linley Mild of Iowa; two sisters: Ocie Schultheis of Jessup, Md. and Madie Hornbeck of Buckhannon.

She was a homemaker and member of the Reed Chapel United Methodist Church. In the 1960's and 70's she was a member of the Democratic Executive Committee of Upshur County.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Reed Cemetery in Tallmansville with the Rev. Ralph J. Stevenson officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Reed Cemetery Fund, c/o Bonnie Carr, HC 36 Box 392-A, Tallmansville, WV 26201 or a charity of your choice.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Lantz Frye, age 76, of 3619 Jackson River Road, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at her residence. She was the wife of Edward Eugene Frye, Sr.

Mrs. Frye was born October 4, 1928 in the Morris Hill section of Alleghany County, the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Bertha Lewis Lantz. She was a lifetime resident of this community and a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1948. Mrs. Frye was a retired operating room technician at Alleghany Regional Hospital with forty years of service. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and also attended Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, Greenwood Presbyterian Church and Mallow Presbyterian Church with various members of her family.

She was a member of the Ruths Friendship Circle and Ladies Bible Class at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church and a member of Circle No. 1 at Mallow Presbyterian Church. She was an avid Bluegill fisherman. Mrs. Frye was a caregiver not only to her family but to neighbors and friends in this community.

In addition to her husband of fifty-six years, Edward, Mrs. Frye is survived by a son, Edward Eugene Frye, Jr. of Covington; a daughter, Jennifer Frye Unroe and husband, Doug of Covington; four grandchildren, Chad Edward Frye and wife, Jennifer of Roanoke, Holly Lea Unroe of Conway, SC, Crystal Elizabeth Frye of Covington and Haley Lynn Unroe of Blacksburg; a great granddaughter, Caroline Christine Frye; a brother, Richard J. "Dick" Lantz and wife, Helen of Morris Hill; and a sister, Thelma Lantz Cochran of Grottoes.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Frye was preceded in death by a brother, Grover Lantz and five sisters, Juanita Lantz, Alice Noel, Mary Miller, Katherine Kern and Betty Corron.

A funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005 from the Chapel of Loving Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Hartsfield officiating, assisted by the Rev. Gary Marshall and the Rev. Bo Setliff. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Edward Eugene Frye, Jr., Chad Edward Frye, Richard Cochran, Robert Varner, Ronnie Broce, Jack Noel and Darfow Rice.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buster Noel, Jim Guth, Ethel Whitehead, Scott Lasam, Abe Miller, James Flint, Raymond Oyler and Roger Fox.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Loving Funeral Home and suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Mountain Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 637, Clifton Forge, VA, 24422.

Calvin Ray Reeder, 80 (USN, retired) died at home April 26, 2005 in Middleburg, Fla. Born in Buckhannon, W.Va. on October 21, 1924 to Paul J. and Ella Riggs Reeder, he was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Boyd and Richard Reeder.

Calvin is survived by his wife, Delma Benson Reeder of 53 years and two children, Robert Wayne Reeder and Ellen Marie Reeder, three grandchildren, Michael, Zachary and Melissa Ann Reeder, and daughter-in-law Sandra Reeder.

Calvin enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and proudly served his country for 20 years. He then retired from Civil Service, NAS, Jax.

Family will receive friends in the Chapel of Broadus-Raines & Pons Family Funeral Home from 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity.

Arrangements are under the care of Broadus-Raines and Pons Family Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000.

Robert Burton Phillips, 67, of Rocky Top Road, Taylorsville, N.C., and formerly of Buckhannon, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2005, at his home.

He was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Buckhannon, the son of the late James W. Phillips and Alma Ruth Osborne Phillips.

Mr. Phillips was a retired coal miner.

He was a Vietnam era U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by two infant brothers: Larrell and Darrell Phillips.

A son-in-law, Gary Lynn Westfall also preceded him in death.

Mr. Phillips' ex-wife, Connie Maxie Phillips Gower, of Taylorsville, N.C., a daughter, Pamela Joette McDaniel and her husband Billy, of Taylorsville, N.C., survives Mr. Phillips.

Four sons: Robert Lee Phillips and wife Trisha, of Buckhannon, James Steveson and wife Bettie, of Hiddenite, Brian Scott Phillips and wife Mary Elizabeth, and Jeremy Vincent Phillips and wife Crystal, all of Taylorsville, N.C., also survive him.

Three sisters: Edith Casto and Cora Jane Landis, both of Buckhannon, and Francis Cummings, of Keyser, W.Va., also survive him.

A brother, Carl Junior Phillips, of Blacksburg, Va., survives him as well. Twelve grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive him.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 28, 2005, at 3 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc. Rev. William C. Eskew and T.J. Kelly will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Union Methodist Church cemetery in Sand Run.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2005, at the funeral home.

Zana Madeline Leigh ascended this world April 25, 2005.

She was born June 12, 1928 in Holly, W.Va., a daughter of the late Emery Newton and Bessie Golden Wilmoth Butcher.

On June 11, 1948 she married Everett "Dick" Leigh, who survives. Together they reared, loved and cherished six children: Rose Smith Lanham, Bob Leigh (Brenda), Steve Leigh (Paula), Nick Leigh (Betsy), Jerry Leigh (Karen), and Judith Leigh Stoeckle (Duane). They blessed the lives of their seventeen grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Zana wore many "hats" during her lifetime: daughter, sister, aunt, wife, waitress, homemaker, PTA President, homeroom mother, seamstress and care provider. Her most precious one however, was a loving mom and grandmother. Zana was a faithful and devoted servant of Christ. She was a member and Sunday School teacher at Mt. Oliver United Methodist Church and was baptized in the Tenmile River. She read her Bible and devotions each day. She never missed an opportunity to be a witness for Christ, and found comfort in Him throughout her life, especially her final days. Zana touched the lives of all who came in contact with her and will be greatly missed.

Her family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to St. Joseph's Hospice and the Second Floor Staff of St. Joseph's Hospital.

Friends were received Tuesday, April 26, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. A private family service will be held today, April 27, 2005. The burial will be in the Buckhannon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers they request donations be made to the St. Joseph's Hospice in Buckhannon.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Elinor Imogene Randolph Hymes, 80, of Buckhannon passed away April 24, 2005. She was born in Lost Creek on Sept. 28, 1924, to the late Aubrey Wallace Randolph and Maude Mae Lewis Randolph of Lost Creek.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Wilson, Lyle and Ernest Randolph. She is survived by her husband Dr. Myron B. Hymes Jr. and children: Nicholas Wilson Hymes and wife Kathleen of Austin, Texas, Cecile Beth Johnston and David of Virginia Beach, Va. and Myron Mark Hymes of Gaithersburg, Md. Also surviving are grandchildren: Sarah Nicole Hymes and Laura Elizabeth Hymes of Texas, Spencer David Johnston of Va. Beach, Connor Nicholas Hymes and Kendall Elizabeth Hymes of Maryland, and sisters-in-law Mrs. Lyle (Ruby) Randolph of Weston and Mrs. Ernest (Lenora) Randolph of Lost Creek.

Imogene was educated at Lost Creek High School and graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1947. She attended Wesleyan on scholarship as a recipient of the Carnegie Hero Fund Award, and was a Bobcat cheerleader for four years. Imogene worked as a home demonstration agent in Randolph and Upshur Counties after graduation.

Imogene was married to Myron Bernard Hymes on August 21, 1949, and moved to Baltimore, Md., where she taught in the Baltimore County Schools while Myron completed his formal education.

Imogene (Imy) and Myron (Myke) returned to Buckhannon in 1951, and Imogene was a homemaker while her children were at home. When her children left home, Imogene worked as a full time dental assistant with her husband until their retirement in 1991.

She was active in the P.E.O. sisterhood, where she was past president; St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, where she was a Volunteer of the Year; and the First United Methodist Church, where she served on the administrative board for several terms. She was a past president of the Junior Woman's Club. She was also a past president of the West Virginia Wesleyan College Emeritus Club.

She was an avid skier, enjoyed gardening, playing bridge and any civic activity she was involved with.

Imogene lived in and served the Buckhannon community for over 60 years. She will be remembered lovingly by her family and many surviving friends.

Friends will be received today, April 27, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Flynn and the Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin officiating. The burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, the First United Methodist Church of Buckhannon or the West Virginia Wesleyan College Emeritus Club. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary E. Phillips Richard, 78, daughter of the late Edward Phillips and Maggie Vest Phillips, departed this life April 17, 2005 at the Pineville Nursing Home in St. Clairville, Ohio.

She was married to the late Charles Richard. She is survived by one daughter, two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, four brothers: James of Ark, Charles Lee of Parkersburg, Gerald of Century, and Allen Dale of Belington; five sisters: Cathy Taylor of Warren, Ohio, Margaret and Carolyn of Belington, Laura Casto of Buckhannon, and Betty Lou of French Creek; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Dice and Junior.

By request of the deceased, she will be cremated and the memorial service will be held at a later date.

Dorothy L. Bailey Hayhurst, 69, of Buckhannon died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1935, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late John Aldo Jack and Edith Lanham Jack.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hayhurst was preceded in death by two brothers: Jimmy Lee and Gary M. Jack and her first husband James Arthur Bailey.

Surviving are son James Travis and Alisa Bailey; daughter Debra (Bailey) House; grandson James Matthew Bailey; two granddaughters: Sarah Beth House and Caitlin Michelle House, all of Buckhannon; two brothers: Russell L. Jack of Alum Bridge and Robert M. and wife Mary Jane Jack of Buckhannon; sister Loretta L. and husband Larry Gillespie of Buckhannon; several nieces and nephews; former husband Jerry Don Hayhurst of Buckhannon and his children: David Arthur and wife Donna Hayhurst, Jeri Lynn and husband Jeffrey Young and grandchildren: Trevor, Brooke, Alley Rae, and Teigan.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received on Saturday, April 23, 2005, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Mike Westfall officiating.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold W. Van Gilder, 80, passed away on April 19, 2005 at home with his family at his side. He was a beloved husband of 55 years to Luella (nee Hinkle); dear father to Connie (Randy) Young, Stanley Marvin (Sadle), Sterling Melvin (Sheila), and Kris Allen; grandfather of Melissa, Laura, Nathan, Kimberly, Aaron, Michelle, Jennifer, Ashley, and William; great-grandfather of Tyler, Emily, and Brianna; son of the late French and Ella; brother of Avanell Sturgill; and the late Donald (Maxine), Gene (Lola), Margel (Rosalee), Willis (Pat), Roger (Pat) and Larry.

The funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Bartell officiating. The burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Park.

Tomon and Sons of Cleveland, Ohio is in charge of the arrangements.

Effie Marie Bender Gillispie, 86, of Serenity Care Home in Buckhannon and formerly of Rock Cave, Canaan Community, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the Serenity Care Home.

She was born Aug. 27, 1918 in Upshur County, a daughter of the late George Washington and Clara Jane Sines Bender. She was united in marriage on Nov. 1, 1937, to Robert Franklin Gillispie, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Joe and Melva Gillispie of Kingwood; three grandchildren: Timothy and David Gillispie and Katherine Crim; four great-grandchildren: Scott, Tyler, Abby and Mick. She is survived by one brother Seebert Bender of Rock Cave, and two sisters: Pauline Everett of Morgantown and Joyce Strader of Amherst, Ohio.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, Mrs. Gillispie was also preceded in death by one daughter Fern; three brothers: Lee, James and Paul Bender and one sister Leona Long.

Mrs. Gillispie was a member of the Canaan Community Church.

Friends were received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Thursday, April 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mrs. Gillispie will be moved to the Canaan Community Church on Friday, April 22, where she will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour with the Rev. Junior Harris officiating. The burial will follow in the Canaan Cemetery.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert H. Black, 81, of Buckhannon died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at 12:15 a.m. in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. He was born March 31, 1924, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, the son of the late George Henry Black and Mattie Mae Peay Black. He was united in marriage on January 11, 1947 to Eleanor Frances Kling Black, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Robert Francis and wife Carolyn Ruth Black of Woburn, Mass., and Frederick G. and wife Pamela Black of Waterville, Maine; daughter Suellen A. Lyons of Cape Cod, Mass.; four grandsons: Sean F. and wife Tammy A. Lyons of Buckhannon, Frederick Black Jr. of Portland, Maine, Thomas F. and wife Wendy Black of Woburn, Mass. and Robert F. Black Jr. of Woburn, Mass.; three granddaughters: Holly Black and Carla Regione both of Woburn, Mass., and Jennifer Black of San Francisco, Calif.; and two sisters: Correane Starnes and Carrie E. Luke both of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and also eight brothers: Jasper, John Newt, Porter, David, Claude, Arthur, Eugene and Laurence Black; and three sisters: Elizabeth Montgomery, Polly Orr and Louise Poteat.

Mr. Black was a truck driver for Transcon. He was a member of the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion, Irish American in Malden, Mass., and the Holy Name Society. Mr. Black also attended the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Friends will be received today, April 22, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home.

The mass of Christian burial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father James McCafferty officiating. The burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

A vigil for the deceased will be held 7 p.m. Friday, April 22. The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663 Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion, DAV Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

John Queen, 61, of French Creek, departed this life peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 28, 2005 under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 15, 1944 in Rock Cave, a son of the late Herman and Wanna Riffle Queen.

On July 8, 1967, he married Beda Campbell Queen , who preceded him in death on February 15, 2001. On August 23, 2002, he married Shirley Bennett Queen, who survives.

He is also survived by one son, Shawn Michael Queen of Kings Mountain, N.C., one step-son, Scott Crites of Buckhannon, and one step-daughter, Shawna Minervini and her husband, Joe of Waxhaw, N.C. and one step-granddaughter, Allison Crites of Buckhannon.

He is also survived by one brother, Howard Queen and wife Marsha of Rock Cave and three sisters, Gnellia Jeffers of French Creek, Dorothy Queen of New Philadelphia, Ohio and Dreama Mullins of Morgantown.

John was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, DeVry Institute of Electronics and the U.S. Army Avionics School. He was veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from July 1965 to July 1967. During the Vietnam Conflict, he served his country as an avionics technician by servicing helicopter radio and guidance systems.

He was a member of the Rock Cave Masonic Lodge where he had served as treasurer for several years.

John was employed by the W.Va. Department of Highways for 30 years in various capacities including chief inspector of interstate construction, design technician, project supervisor and utility supervisor. He retired in August 2003.

Following his retirement from the D.O.H., John was employed by Hornor Brothers Engineering until he became ill in August 2004.

John loved hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. He enjoyed going to the beach, deep-sea fishing and relaxing at his second home in Ocean Isle, N.C. He was also an antique car enthusiast. He was the proud owner of a 57 Chevy two-door Bel-Air and had recently purchased a 57 Chevy pickup truck which is still in the process of restoration.

John was dearly loved by his wife, son, brothers and sisters and also by his extended family of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who will greatly miss their "Uncle John."

Friends were received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held today Monday, May 2 at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor David Jessie and Pastor Holly J. Hoover officiating. The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion and the DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will present the American flag.

At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated and laid to rest at a later date at the Rock Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to St. Joseph's Hospice, Amalia Drive, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Bonita Mary Hyre, 92, of Tennerton died Friday, May 6, 2005, at her home. She was born August 1, 1912, in Gould, a daughter of the late Opha and Minerva Grose Tenney. She was married to the late Dane Bosley, who preceded her in death in 1941, and Frank Hyre, who preceded her in death in 1966.

Surviving are one son, Ronnie Lee Bosley and wife Wyn of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Helen Potts and husband Dutch of Bridgeport, and Karen Smith and husband Doyle of Rootstown, Ohio; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Norma Lou Bosley, Rose Ann Mearns Keifer and Loretta Sue Hanifan; one brother, Lowell Tenney; and her oldest grandson, Tim Koon.

Ms. Hyre was affiliated with the Methodist faith and the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

She was a retired cook and had worked at the Rainbow Restaurant. She also served as a past trustee of the Gould Church and was instrumental in the maintenance and upkeep of the church and cemetery. She was past commander of the Women's DAV of French Creek Chapter 36.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 9, at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, also at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Mike Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in the Upshur County Memorial Park in Tennerton.

Maurice "Ray" Ervin, 78, of Picayune, Mississippi, died May 5, 2005. He was born in Upshur County. He was a retired scales operator for T.L. James. He was a member and a deacon of the Roseland Park Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Surviving are three sons: David Ervin of Picayune, Miss., Thomas Ervin of Clemmons, N.C., and Brian Ervin of Clinton, Miss.; two daughters: Vickie Haas and Leah Hill both of Carriere, Miss.; one sister Phyllis Wilfong of Canton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

His wife, Phyllis Ervin of 56 years, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 8, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Picayune Funeral Home and on Monday, May 9, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Roseland Park Baptist Church.

The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, May 9 at the Roseland Park Baptist Church in Picayune, Miss. With the Rev. John Brock officiating and being assisted by the Rev. Dan Young and William Gary Smith.

The burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Picayune, under the direction of the Picayune Funeral Home.

Gerald O. Tenney, 84, of French Creek died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at his home. He was born March 15, 1921, in Upshur County, a son of the late Henry Walter and Mary Adaline Winemiller Tenney. He was united in marriage on Aug. 7, 1943 to Irene Russell Tenney, who survives.

He is also survived by two daughters: Deloris Hyre and husband Maurice of French Creek and Greta Goodwin and husband Johnie of Amherst, Ohio; son Duane Tenney and wife Delores of Painesville, Ohio; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews survive. He was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

Mr. Tenney was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, where he had served as a lay leader.

Friends were received on Saturday, May 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral service was held 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 8 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Conrad Tenney officiating. The burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Violet Reed Brandon, 98, of Buckhannon passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at her home away from home, Victoria Manor. She was born April 24, 1906 in Tallmansville, West Virginia, the oldest child (1) of the late Emery K. and Lula Tenney Reed. She was united in marriage on May 24, 1953 at the Reed Chapel Methodist Church by her half uncle the Rev. Lloyd Tenney to Victor Wyatt Brandon, who preceded her in death in 1983.

Surviving family: Her sister (4) Oleta Reed Post of Colonial Heights, Va. and her daughter (A) Martha Ann Post Morris and husband Mike; Her sister (5) Mildred Reed Smith of Elmhurst, Ill., her children: (A) William Mitchell Smith of Glenville, Ill.; (B) David Reed Smith and wife Julie, their son (a) Matthew Reed and daughter, (b) Sarah Emma of Hampstead, Md.; (C) Dr. Philinda Beth Smith Hutchings of Glendale, Ariz.; Her deceased brother (3) David Cecil Reed's children: (A) Robert Lee Reed, his wife Helen, their son (b) Steven Derik Reed and wife Angie, their daughter (d) Donna Elizabeth Reed, their son (e) Thomas Joseph Reed, their son (a) Robert L. Reed II, of McCarr, Kentucky, his wife Jennifer and children: (aa) Holly, (ab) Shane, step (ac) Briana, (ad) Justin and step (ae) Veronica and their daughter (c) Capt. Sandra Lea Reed, RN of Charleston, W.Va.; (B) Marjorie Rae Reed Eggert, her husband William, their son (b) Donald William Eggert, his wife Helen, their daughter (ba) Brittany, their sons, (bb) Tyler and (bc) Alexander of Melbourne, Fla., their son (a) John William Eggert, his wife Katrinia, their sons, (aa) Tanner and (ab) Ethan of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; (C) Nancy Kay Reed Sheetz, her husband Jerry L. of Mason Neck, Va., their son (a) Eric Michael Sheetz, his wife Carollyn, their daughter, (aa) Virginia Reed and son, (ab) Michael II of Foster City, Calif., their daughter, (b) Dena Marie Sheetz McCoy of Alexandria, Va., her husband William, their daughter, (ba) Sara and son, (bb) Andrew, their son, (c) Paul David Sheetz and daughter, (d) Elizabeth Irene Sheetz of Mason Neck, Va.; Deceased Siblings: (7) Darrell Reed, (6) Donald Reed and (2) Emma Grace Reed. Her half aunts, Lela Tenney Ours and Hilton Tenney Mason survive her plus many, many Tenney, Reed, and Brandon cousins.

In-law family: Deceased step daughter (1) Isabell Brandon Moore's children: (A) Dr. Robin Moore Asbury, husband, John, their children, (a) Jennifer and (b) Kelley of Morgantown; (B) Kevin D. Moore, his children, (c) Cheyenne and (d) Evan of Mannington, W.Va.; (C) Kerry D. Moore, his wife Susie of Fairview, W.Va., her son, (e) Jon and daughter, (f) Amy; (D) Tracy Moore Riffle, her husband Charles, their children (g) Matt, (h) Courtney Medred, her husband John, and (i) Elisabeth of Stephens City, Va.; Deceased step son (2) Robert R. Brandon's family: His wife Bernice Brandon of Grafton; (A) Deceased step-son John Vincent, his wife Donna of Hamptonville, N.C., their children, (j) David, his daughter (ja) Jeala, (k) Janelle, (l) Kimberly Mezzanotte, her son (la) Nick, (m) Dawn Owens, and her sons, (ma) Caitlin and (mb) Conner; (B) step-daughter Barbara Prendergast; Victoria Manor family: Owner Carollyn Sue, Louise, Kim, (one of Violet's best friends) Sandy, Pam, Corley, Opal, Mildred, and Lloyd. They were good to her and good for her!

Professor Violet Ruby Reed Brandon was a West Virginia educator for 42 1/2 years! She was Buckhannon High School's Class of 1926 Salutatorian. She received her teaching certificate from W.Va. Wesleyan College that summer and started teaching for one school year at Ivy School, in Washington District, Upshur County. The next five years she taught at Trubies Run School, Lanham School, Harmony School, Flat Rock School, and Strader School. For the next three years, she taught at Concord School, in Valley District, Barbour County, W.Va.

She started doing 4-H work in Upshur and Barbour counties in 1941, became a 4-H Agent in 1942 and continued for 12 years. She received her A B Degree from W.Va. Wesleyan College in 1949. She did graduate work at WV University in Morgantown, W.Va., was awarded a Horce Moses Scholarship at Cornell University in New York, she went to Colorado A&M for two summers, she attended Tenland School in North Carolina and Marshall University in Huntington she moved to Huntington, Cabell County as a 4-H Agent on March 1, 1954, and served in that position for over 27 years.

She received many awards connected to her 4-H work. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the National County 4-H Club Agents in Washington, D.C. in 1961. She belonged to Women Extension Agents Association, State Extension Workers Association, and was an analyst for Phi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and W.Va. Wesleyan College Emeritus Club. She had a very involved social life with her family, friends, church, college and Habitat for Humanity, after moving back to Buckhannon in 1990. She actually helped with the first few houses!

She had mass communication experiences in writing (co-author with Noel Tenney in This Mountain Place), television and radio programs in several states. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women in 1970. She took art classes until just a few years ago and did numerous crafts. She and her husband, Wyatt traveled extensively and after his death, she traveled with her sisters, Emma, Oleta and Mildred. Her brother Cecil and his wife Helen traveled to Alaska with them on one trip.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2005 at the United Methodist Reed Chapel on the Lee Glass Road just off the Tallmansville Road, with the Pastor Rodger McCormick officiating. She requested no flowers so you may make a contribution to an organization of your choice, if you so desire. A meal will follow afterwards in the church social hall and interment will be at the Reed Cemetery about 1:30 p.m. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Key: (1) child by birth, (A) child's child, (aa) child's child's child.

Mildred Kelly Vanscoy Clingerman, 91, a resident of I.O.O.F. Home of Elkins, passed away Tuesday morning, May 3, 2005, at the I.O.O.F. Home.

She was born September 11, 1913, at Kelly Mountain, a daughter of the late James H. Kelly and Minnie Coberly Kelly.

She was twice married, first to Virgil Vanscoy, who preceded her in death in 1963. In 1968, she married William R. Clingerman, who preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1995.

Three daughters: Mrs. William (Joyce) Cain, of Fredericksburg, Va., Mrs. William (Jerry) Stankus, of Buckhannon, and Mrs. Ron (Judi) Forren, of St. Albans, W.Va., survive her. Three stepchildren: Renee Miller and Lynn Clingerman, both of Ohio, and William (Rusty) Clingerman, of Elkins, also survive her.

Seven grandchildren, three step grandsons, eight great-grandchildren, one foster brother, William C. Lough, of Texas, and one nephew, William "Bill" Kelly, of Buckhannon, survive her as well.

A brother, Clarence W. Kelly also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Clingerman was a retired nurse technician. She was a member of the Delphia Rebekah Lodge No. 62 of Elkins, Randolph County Senior Center, Post No. 29 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.

At Mrs. Clingerman's request, her remains will be cremated. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the American Legion's Little Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, WV 26250. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn

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The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Mae Brown, 52, of Rock Cave died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. She was born June 30, 1952, in Abington, Va., the daughter of the late Leonard Garrett and Eula Garrett.

She was united in marriage to Rick Brown, who survives. Also surviving are four sons: Jason Brown of Rock Cave, Justin Brown of French Creek, Josh Brown of Rock Cave and Michael Kennedy of Rock Cave; two brothers: Bobby Garrett and Jack Garrett both of Abington, Va.; three sisters: Phyllis Pippen of Hopewell, Va., Jean Neal of Abington, Va. and Betty Jo Camper of Abington, Va., and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother William Garrett and sister Peggy Helton.

She was a store clerk and attended Cannan Church.

Friends were received on Thursday, May 5, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at the Salem Ridge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Bickel officiating. The burial will follow at the Salem Ridge Church Cemetery in Rock Cave.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Gladys Louise Brake Denning, 68, a resident of Metter, Ga. and a former resident of Buckhannon, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 1, 2005. She was born Feb. 27, 1937 in Rock Cave, the daughter of Marietta Marie Wimer Brake of Buckhannon and the late Frank Edgar Brake.

She is survived by her two sons: Daniel Ray Olds Jr. from her marriage to Daniel Ray Olds, currently of Stevensville, Md. and Bradley Arthur Denning from her marriage to the late Woodrow Marshall Denning. Also surviving are her two grandchildren: Tasha Marie Olds and Kendyl Lane Olds who reside with their parents, Daniel and Tracy Olds in Woodlands, Texas.

She will be mourned by her constant companion, Jerrell Daughtry and his family of Metter, Ga.

Gladys graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School with the class of 1955. She was a former Deputy Sheriff of Upshur County. She was owner of the Colony Dress Shop in Buckhannon. She owned the Coach 'N' Four Restaurant in Elkins. She was the former dispatcher for Sheriff Bell in Metter, Ga. She was the former manager of the Huddle House in Metter, Ga. She was currently employed as a receptionist at Pleasantview Nursing Home. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and held the position of secretary for the VFW. She was a board member of the Friends of the Library and a member of the Historic Society in Metter, Ga.

She was also a member of the NRA and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid bowler and participated in numerous leagues. She was a member of the Four Musketeers card club.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Woods Funeral Home in Metter, Ga. on Wednesday, May 4 beginning at 6 p.m.

Friends may call at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon, W.Va. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday night, May 6, 2005. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The burial will follow at the Rock Cave Cementery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Library of Candler County, PO Box 268, Metter, Ga. 30439 in memory of Gladys Denning.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia D. Marteney Vaught, 97, of Mooring Personal Care Home in Buckhannon, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at the personal care home. She was born April 23, 1908, in Century No. 1, W.Va., the daughter of the late Odus C. and Martha Ann Crites Marteney. She was united in marriage in 1940, married to the late George Royden Vaught Jr. for 57 years, who preceded her in death in 1997.

Also preceded in death by three brothers: Joseph, C. Walton and David C. Marteney; and two sisters: Eva M. Lavoie and Mary Lou Miller Harrison.

Surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Annabelle M. Cruise and husband Denny J. Cruise of Culloden, W.Va.; three generations of nephews and nieces; and special care giver Wendy Woofter.

She was an Upshur County elementary school teacher and retired in 1970 from East Main Street School after teaching for 46 years (two years in Barbour County and 44 years in Upshur County). ). For seven years she was Upshur County Music Supervisor with remaining years at Vicksburg, Ellamore, Daysville, Adrian, and E. Main Street elementary schools.

At age five, she enrolled in Wesleyan Model Schoo and attended Century and Main Street elementary schools. She graduated Buckhannon High School in 1925, received a AB Degree from WV Wesleyan College in 1943 and did graduate studies at WVU.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Buckhannon since 1915 (she was the oldest living member for most years) and was the church organist for 55 years, Sunday school Jr. Dept. Superintendent and teacher and member and past president of the American Baptist Women . She was a 50-year member of the Buckhannon Chapter No. 18 Order of Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron and Pianist. She was also a member of the Grand Cross of Color of Order of Rainbow, 50-year member of the American Association University Women, member of the W. Va. Wesleyan Emeritus Club, member and past president of the Upshur County Association of Retired School Employees, member of the Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity, past president of Alpha Omicron Alumnae Chapter and past president of House Association Board, member and past president of the Fred Brooks Garden Club.

The viewing was held Thursday, May 19, 2005, at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Buckhannon Chapter No. 18 Order of Eastern Star had services Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

She will lie in state today, May 20, 2005, at the First Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the funeral hour with the Rev. Billie Scott Mick officiating. The burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest that contributions be made to the Virginia Marteney Vaught Scholarship Fund at W.Va. Wesleyan College or to the First Baptist Church.

The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Tennerton is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert S. Stewart, 81, of Lehighton, Pa., died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in his home. He was the husband of Carrie Ida (Frey) Stewart. They observed their 59th wedding anniversary last Sept. 29.

He worked in accounting for U.S. Steel, Fairless Hills, and also worked in retail sales for Sears. He was employed in the trucking industry and later was self-employed before retiring.

Born in Swandale, W.Va., he was a son of the late Frank and Frankie (O'Dell) Stewart.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the USS Rueben James, the first American warship torpedoed by the Germans, on Oct. 31, 1941. He was one of 45 survivors and was on survivor's leave when war was declared on Dec. 7, 1941.

A memorial honoring his ship was built in Portland, Maine, and dedicated May 30, 2001. He was assigned to the USS San Diego and spent a total of 48 months at sea, participating in most major battles.

Stewart graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in business in 1955.

He was a member of St. John U.C.C., Mahoning Valley, and F. & A.M. Lodge No. 621, Lehighton, and a life member of the Mahoning Valley and Lehighton fire companies.

Surviving in addition to his widow are a son Robert II of Lehighton; a sister Vera Neal of Buckhannon; three brothers: Paul of Summersville, W.Va., John and his wife Mary of Ripley, W.Va. and Doug and his wife Yvonne of Buckhannon; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Val and Daniel.

Tristan Lee Russell, newborn son, of French Creek, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. He was born Monday, May 16, 2005, the son of Lacy Russell of French Creek. Surviving are maternal grandparents David and Brenda Russell of French Creek, two great-grandmothers: Delores Livingston of Luciusboro, Pa. and Marylena Russell of French Creek; and uncle Adam Russell of French Creek.

Friends will be received today, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The burial will follow at Bethlehem Church Cemetery in French Creek. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Edro (Buck) McDaniels, 71, of Buckhannon died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at his home. He was born June 2, 1933, in Selbyville, the son of the late Charles McDaniels and Rosie Alkire McDaniels. He was united in marriage on Aug. 31, 1961, to Patricia Duncan McDaniels, who survives. Also surviving are son Jeff McDaniels of Dublin, Ohio, and daughter Jackie McDaniels of Buckhannon.

Mr. McDaniels was a letter carrier/postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service. He attended the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. A private family service will be held at a later date. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred Kelly Vanscoy Clingerman, 91, a resident of the IOOF Home of Elkins, passed away Tuesday, May 3, at the home. At Mrs. Clingerman's request, her remains were cremated. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005 at the American Legion's Little Arlington Cemetery.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements.

Stephen E. Curtis, 66, of Jane Lew, died at 10:40 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2005 at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born May 20, 1938 in Lewis County, a son of Mildred Bell Curtis, who survives in Buckhannon, and the late Edgar Curtis. On January 21, 1966, he married the former Dolores Detamore who also survives.

Also surviving are four daughters Kimberly Polk and husband Chuck of Lakeland, Fla., Laura Gillispie and husband Glenn of Jane Lew, Tina Hefner of Jane Lew, and Amanda Care and husband John of Bradenton, Fla., ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A brother, Michael Curtis of Weston and two sisters, Laverne Hayes of Buckhannon and Corlee Thompson of Leesburg, Fla. also survive.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one son, James Dawson Curtis.

Mr. Curtis was retired from Mountaineer Euclid with several years of service and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Jane Lew.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Roger Brown officiating.

Interment will follow in the Peterson Cemetery.

Boyle Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements.

Francis Clive Hinkle, 91, of Buckhannon died Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 11:05 a.m. at his home. He was born October 16, 1913 in Glady Fork, W. Va., the son of the late Daniel C. Hinkle and Amanda Hornbeck Hinkle.

He married Edith L. Smith Hinkle, who survives, on June 9, 1935. In addition to his wife, suvivors include a son, Delmar Clive Hinkle and wife Eileen June of West Palm Beach, Fla, grandson Douglas Clive Hinkle of Australia, two great-granddaughters, Stephanie Marie Hinkle of West Palm Beach Florida and Sha-an Virginia Hinkle of Australia, and two great-great-grandsons of West Palm Beach, Florida. A brother-in-law, Robert C. Smith of Jane Lew also survives.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hinkle was preceded in death by a sister, Dorthy Hurburt.

Mr. Hinkle served as an assistant scout master and a 4-H leader. He taught first aid during WWII. He was a member of the W. Va. Guard during WWII. He also operated Hinkle's Nursery and Tree Farm for 50 years. He was a member of the Adrian Public Service District. Mr. Hinkle taught school in Upshur County for eighteen years, in Alexandria, Va. for two years and in Palm Beach County, Fla. for 13 years. He retired from the Palm Beach County school system in 1970.

Mr. Hinkle was a member of Reger Chapel United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received today, Wednesday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Richard Ogden will officiate. Burial will follow at the Hampton Church Cemetery in Hampton.

John Allen Sr., 80, of Shelbyville, Indiana, former Charleston resident, died Thursday, May 12, 2005. He was born May 10, 1925, in Pike County, Kentucky, the son of the late John B. Allen and Rosa Blankenship Allen. He was united in marriage on Nov. 10, 1978, to Rose Cooper Allen, who survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Keith Allen of Sieverville, Tenn., Tom Allen and Steve Allen both of Charleston, W.Va., and Tom Brown of Shelbyville, Ind.; six daughters: Mildred Pritt and Barbara Smith both of Marion, Ohio, Karen Watts of Leesburg, Fla., Bonnie Mahon of Amelia, Ohio, Rose Ann Cook of Hewett, W.Va., and Teresa Archer of Shelbyville, Ind.; 25 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, two sons: Mike Allen and John Allen Jr, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. John Allen Sr. lived in Shelbyville since 1978 moving here from Charleston, W.Va. He was a retired teamster truck driver for 40 years, retiring 20 years ago. He graduated from Pike Co. High School in Kentucky. Mr. Allen was a member of the Bengal Christian Church and the Teamsters Union.

Visitation for Mr. John Allen Sr. was observed on Sunday, May 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, May 16 at the funeral home with the Rev. James Clifton officiating. The burial will be in the Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be donated to the Bengal Christian Church.

Gladys V. Tomey, 81, of Buckhannon, passes away Saturday, May 14, 2005, at 5:45 p.m. at her home.

She was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late John and Caroline Werner Foster.

Five daughters: Mary and husband Robert Eubank, of Buckhannon, Arlena and husband Ken Turner, of Lakeland, Fla., Dana and husband Richard Marcum, of East Sparta, Ohio, Eileen and Robert McCaman, of Akron, Ohio, and Barbara and husband David Miller, of Gassaway, W.Va., survive her.

Six sons: James and Bertha Tomey, Fred and Judy Tomey, Robert and Lea Ann Tomey, Paul and Darlene Tomey, Roger and Scottie Tomey, and Arnold and Diane Tomey, all of Buckhannon, also survive her.

A sister, Lily Bennett, of Philippi, survives her as well.

Several nieces and nephews, along with 36 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and her dog Tiny also survive her.

In addition to her father and mother, three brothers: Johnny Foster, Samuel Foster and Roy Foster preceded her in death as did a sister, Agnes Foster, and a grandson, Kevin Wilfong.

She was a seamstress with Modern Manufacturing and a member of the Faith Tabernacle.

She was also a ladies aid at Faith Tabernacle.

Friends will be received Tuesday, May 17, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Lester Boylen and Rev. George Jenkins officiating. Burial will take place at the Bailey Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Nellie Smith, 99, a resident of Crestview Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Jane Lew, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2005, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following a brief illness.

She was born on Sept. 18, 1905, in Vandalia, Lewis County, a daughter of the late Clarence B. Johnston and Georgia (McCauley) Johnston. She was united in marriage Oct. 3, 1926, to Russell E. "Pete" Smith, who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1987.

A son, Aubrey J. Smith and wife Norma, of Horner, W.Va., and a daughter, Margie and husband Bill Henry, of Apache Junction, Ariz., survive her.

Four grandchildren: Jim McClain, of Clarksburg, Jerry McClain, of Horner, Joe McClain, of Horner, and Nicole Stern, of Avondale, Ariz., also survive her. Ten great-grandchildren, one great great-granddaughter, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews survive her as well.

Mrs. Smith was the last surviving member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

She was a member of the Buckhannon United Methodist Church. Before moving to Buckhannon in 1990, she was a member of the Georgetown United Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer and held various offices.

She held offices within the Georgetown Ladies Aide, and was a member of the Ladies Aid of Buckhannon.

She was also president of the Resident Council at Crestview Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.

Friends were received at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, Sunday, May 15, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held today, Monday, May 16, 2005, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roger Brown officiating.

Interment will follow in the Georgetown Cemetery.

Julia Slaughter, 78, of Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Clarksburg Continuous Care.

She was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Midway, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Delora Baumgartner Hudy.

She was united in marriage to the late Dane Slaughter, who preceded her in death in 1992.

A son, Roger A. Slaughter, of Arlington, Texas, survives her.

Two grandchildren: Christie Ann Smith and Ryan Alan Slaughter also survive her, as do two sisters: Anna Cross, of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Irene Guy, of Cleveland, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews, also survive her.

In addition to her husband, two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Tennerton United Methodist Church.

She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received Tuesday, May 17, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel.

Interment will be held at the Upshur County Memorial Park.

Ethel G. Payne, 93, of Rock Cave died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon. She was born in Gaines, W.Va., on April 19, 1912, the daughter of the late Fred T. Bond and Lillian Lee Bond. She was united in marriage on Nov. 17, 1947, to the late Arden Payne, who preceded her in death. Her sister Bernice Maxson preceded her in death in addition to her parents and husband.

Surviving are sister Margaret Blake of Glenville; two nephews: Robert Cade of Baden, Pa. and Harold Cade of Gaines; six nieces: Jo Ann Springer of Sebring, Fla., Dorothy Goff of Washington, W.Va., Goldie Nutter of Clarksburg, Helen Hutson of Salem, Eleanor VanMeter of Fairmont, and Virginia Baxa of Buckhannon.

Mrs. Payne was a homemaker.

Friends will be received on Saturday, May 14, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor David Jesse officiating. The burial will follow at the Lee Cemetery in Kanawha Head, W.Va.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

W. James McKisic, 67, of Schoharie Turnpike, West Athens, died April 29, 2005. He was born in West Virginia on July 11, 1937, the son of the late Wilson and Ruby (Houghton) McKisic. Mr. McKisic has been an area resident for over 28 years. He was also a member of the American Legion and served in the U.S. Army.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Abele Tractor Co. of Albany. He loved hunting, camping and fishing.

He is survived b his wife of 27 years, Rosaria (Gallo) McKisic of West Athens; son James McKisic of W.Va.; daughters: Linda Hayhurst of W.Va. and Kathy VanGelder of Ga.; sisters: Lavern Reger of W.Va., Katherine Jeans of Delaware, Md., and Ann Ciampa of Delaware; and three great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends were invited to call at the W.C. Brady's Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St., Coxsackie, on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

The funeral service was held 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the funeral home with the Rev. Putnam Harrison officiating. The burial followed in the family plot of St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Coxsackie.

Jack LeRoy Villers, 66, of Murphy's Creek Road, Weston died at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following a sudden illness. He was born June 27, 1938, at Dusk Camp, Gilmer County, the son of the late Guy Curtis Villers and Sadie R. (Carroll) Villers.

He was twice married first on Nov. 22, 1967, to the former Margrie K. (Duckworth) Villers, who preceded him in death on April 19, 2000, then on September 25, 2000, he married the former Mary Ellen Fisher, who survives.

Survivors also include one daughter Phyllis Kay Villers of Murphy's Creek; one sister Nora Lea Jamison and husband Earl (Bud) of Winchester, Va.; two brothers: John Denver and wife Donzella Villers of Glenville and Charles Jr. and wife Delores Villers of Weston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother Richard Leon Villers.

Mr. Villers was retired from Moore's Business Forms with 28 years and four months of service. He attended the Murphy's Creek Baptist Church.

Friends may call at the Floyd Funeral Home on 402 Main Ave., in Weston today, May 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 from the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wease Day officiating. The burial will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery at Jane Lew. The Floyd Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements.

Mabel Linton Worley, 92, of 121 East Fourth Street, Weston, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following an illness of three weeks.

She was born November 27, 1912, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late H.C. "Dick" and Dale Koon Linton. On May 25, 1935, she married Earlon B. Worley, who died August 10, 1998.

Surviving are a son, Michael J. "Mick" Worley and wife Shalleen of Jane Lew; granddaughter Sharon L. Mullooly of Sumner, Wash.; grandson Robert L. "Bob" Worley of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Elizabeth and Logan Mullooly; two step grandsons; two step granddaughters; one step great-grandson; and one step great-granddaughter.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by a son, William L. Worley, a grandson, Andy Worley, and two sisters, Pauline Stewart and Helen Louise Kiddy.

Mrs. Worley was a graduate of Buckhannon High School Class of 1931. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College for two years, where she was a member of the Social Sorority Alpha Ki Delta for 50 years.

In 1970, she retired from the Greene County Memorial Hospital in Waynesburg, Pa. She was a member of the Easter Star Chapter 40 for 50 years and was a member of the Ladies Circle 2 and the St. Matthew United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Stonewall CEOS club for several years.

Friends may call at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Rupert Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Eunice Virginia (Barb) Hall, 85, of Buckhannon, and formerly of Petersburg, died Friday, May 20, 2005 at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, W.Va. she was born June 16, 1919, in Hardy County, the daughter of the late Ashby Jacob Barb and Cora Elizabeth Ratcliff Barb.

She was preceded in death by her husband Austin Mearl Hall on Oct. 29, 2001. Also preceded by an infant daughter Norma Kay Hall; an infant grandson L.B. Hall and infant great-grandson Joshua James Hall; three brothers: Alston Barb, Curtis Barb, and Burl Barb; and three sisters: Loretta Barb Mongold, Margaret Barb Myers and Helen Barb Bone.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a cook at the Senior Center in Petersburg for several years.

Surviving are five sons: Marvin Hall of Buckhannon, Austin Junior Hall of Piney, W.Va., Raymond Hall of Buckhannon, Norman Hall of Martinsburg and Roger Hall of Antioch, W.Va.; two daughters: Mae Arnold of Grafton and Hope Harper of Buckhannon; sister Faye Kesner of Purgitsville, W.Va.; brother Allen Barb of Moorefield, 14 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Sat., May 21, 2005 at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. The funeral service was held 1 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2005 at the funeral home with Pastor Roger Leatherman officiating. The burial will follow in the Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. W.Va.

Memorials may be made to Newhouse Cemetery, c/o Lyle Hardy, 1281 Frosty Hollow Road, Fisher, WV 26818.

Woodrow W. "Woody" Post, 83, of Philippi passed away on Saturday, May 21,2005, in Mansfield Place. He was born March 5, 1922, in Barbour County, a son of the late Melvin W. Post and Pearle S. (Weese) Post. He was united in marriage May 14, 1939 to Dorothy Q. Queen, who preceded him in death Sept. 27, 2003. Surviving are one daughter Darlene and husband Cecil Ball of Fredrick, Md; on son Ralph and wife Wendy Post of Philippi; three grandchildren: Lisa and husband Robert Daiker, Kelly and husband Michael Sine, and Krista and husband Daniel Gowin, all of Maryland; six great-grandchildren: Nathan, Leah Su and Jessica Sine, Rachel and Kristina Daiker, and Sarah May Gowin.

Mr. Post was preceded in death by one brother Melvin W. Post Jr.

He was an avid farmer and carpenter and was employed by Bethlem Coal Company as a miner.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Sante Fe in the Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion and United Mine Workers. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., in Philippi today, May 23 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. the funeral hour on Tuesday, May 24 with the Rev. Linda Payton officiating. The burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with the Honor Guard of American Legion Post No. 44 conducting military rites. Memorial contributions may be made to the Criss Cemetery c/o Buddy Shreve, Rt. 1 Box 69A, Philippi WV 26416, or the Heifer Project International c/o Araby Methodist Church, 4619 Araby Church Rd., Fredrick, MD 21704 www.cob-net.org. The Wright Funeral Home of Philippi is in charge of the arrangements.

Anthony "Tony" Curtis Bryant, 36, of Newberry, died Sunday, May 29,2005 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Tappahannock, Va., the son of Billy Coleman and Glenna Ann Swecker Bryant. He was employed by Quest Telecommunications and was of the Protestant faith.

Surviving are his wife, Nichole Bennett Bryant, his parents of Newberry; a son Anthony Coleman Bryant; daughter Brittany Cheyenne Bryant; sisters: Billie Ann Mills and Kimberly Rochella Taylor both of Newberry, Nikki Darlene Howell of Sumter, Angelia Renee Bryant of Seneca, Rhonda Gale Chewning of East Dailey, Regina Dale Stratton of Lwarenburg, Kentucky, and Sincerely Faye Greer of Pendleton, Ky.; brothers: Walter Clay Bryant of Harrisburg, Kentucky and David Allen Wilson of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2005, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Development Dept., Charles B. Wang International Children's Building, 699 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3175.

Condolence notes may be sent to www.mcswainevans.com.

The McSwain-Evans Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Mary E. Butcher, 64, of Masury, Ohio died Saturday, May 28, 2005, in Ohio. She was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Weston, W.Va., the daughter of the late Clark H. and Alta M. King Butcher. She was also preceded in death by four brothers: James, Charles, Russell and Kenneth Butcher.

Surviving are three brothers: Fred Butcher and wife Betty of Lake City, Fla., Hobert Butcher and wife Ellen of Warren, Ohio and Guy Butcher of Newton Falls, Ohio; three sisters: Clara Wert and husband Fred of Millersburg, Pa., Dolly Lloyd and husband Bernard of Buckhannon and Jenny Masko and husband Andy of Warren, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Butcher was a member of the Warren Baptist Temple in Warren, Ohio. Mary enjoyed crafts, bowling, swimming and was best known for her humor, especially sharing jokes and she kept everyone with a smile on their faces.

Friends were received Tuesday, May 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, June 1 at the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. The burial will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.

The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Ann Jones, 64, of French Creek, formerly of Cairo, died Sunday, May 29, 2005 at her residence. She was born September 22, 1940, in Cairo, a daughter of the late Sidney and Bessie Kerns Phillips.

Surviving is her husband, David D. Jones of French Creek; one daughter, Icie Riffle of Buckhannon; two sons, David D. Jones Jr. of French Creek and Larry A. Jones and wife Crystal of Buckhannon; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Maxilee Raymond of New Jersey.

Seven sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. Jones was manager for the Elks Club in Buckhannon and was a member of the Women's Auxiliary VFW Post 598 and Women's Auxiliary Moose Lodge 3663.

Funeral services will be conducted on June 2, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel and after 9 a.m. Thursday, until the time of the service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Jones family.

Memorial services for Mazie G. Lovell, 100, of Athens, will be Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with Rev. Ed Brown officiating.

Mazie died April 15, 2005 in Athens. You may send a message of sympathy to the family on the funeral home website at www.hughesmoquinfuneralhome.com.

Ernest "Fred" Hofer, 82, a life long residence of the Helvetia Community, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Helvetia, the son of the late Ernest and Henrietta Hartman Hofer. He was united in marriage Jan. 28, 1950, to the late Margie Maxine VanGilder Hofer, who preceded him in death on May 28, 1987. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother and two sisters: Wilma Hofer and Genevieve Hofer.

Surviving are seven children: Ernest E. Hofer and wife Donna of Helvetia, Enrica McMillon of Helvetia, Rence A. Hofer of Helvetia, Maura A. Lewis of Elkview, Vernon K. Hofer and wife Barbara of Helvetia, Roxanne L. Hofer of Helvetia, and Stanley A. Hofer and wife Sharon of Falls Church, Va.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Mildred Betler of Nutter Fort, Lena Mealey of Elkins and Margaret Wegman of Norfork, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hofer was a member of the Zion Presbyterian Church of Helvetia, member of the Helvetia Chapter of VFW and The American Legion of Pickens.

Mr. Hofer served in the US Army during WWII, where he received the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Friends will be received today, May 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. He will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at the Zion Presbyterian Church at Helvetia, where services will begin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James P. Morgan officiating. The burial will follow at the Pickens Cemetery. The VFW Post No. 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion and DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will conduct military services at the graveside.

The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Oswald Halverson, 76, of Buckhannon passed away on May 23, 2005, at the Holbrook Nursing Home.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1928, in Menomonie, Wisc., the son of the late Oswald and Gena Husby Halverson. On June 16, 1956, James married Lillian Jessie Smith in a double ceremony with Lil's sister Mildren and Kenneth Brighum. He is survived by his wife Lillian and daughters: Lynda and Gregory Selan of Plainfield, Ill., and Sara and Michael Kenefick of Hilliard, Ohio; and son Steven and Sally Halverson of Carol Stream, Ill.; a brother David Halverson of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister-in-law Jane Halverson of Denver, Col.; ten grandchildren: Nicholas, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Elliott, and Margaret Selan, Kristofer and Sydney Kenefick, and Trent, Trevor and Troy Halverson. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Palmer and Paul Halverson.

Jim graduated from the Menomonie High School and attended The Stout Institute in Menomonie, Wisc. In 1947 he joined his father, who had a general insurance agency. Later he and his wife owned and operated a coin-operated laundry and dry-cleaners. In 1970 the family moved to Buckhannon. Jim graduated from WV Wesleyan College in 1974. He was employed by the WV State Tax Department as an appraiser and mapper for fifteen years.

Jim was a member of the Menonmonie Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a member and past president of the Buckhannon Kiwanis Club and a past District Lt. Governor of Kiwanis. He was a member of the Buckhannon Lions Club and served as chairman of the Sight Committee. He was also a member of the Buckhannon Chapter of AARP. Jim was an active member of the Buckhannon First United Methodist Church, holding various offices of leadership and he was an active supporter of the Parish House. He was treasurer for 12 years for Pack 128 Boy Scouts of America.

The memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Flynn and the Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contribution be made to the Walls - Halverson Scholarship Funs at WV Wesleyan College or to the Parish House or to the Buckhannon Lions Club Sight Fund.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roberta F. Thacker, 91, of French Creek died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at the Amherst Manor in Amherst, Ohio. She was born Aug. 27, 1913, in Durbin, W.Va., a daughter of the late Ralph and Grace Lance Young. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Delphin Thacker, who died in 1987. For the past five years, Roberta had made her home with her daughter, Kay L. Winebrenner in Amherst.

She is also survived by one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Thacker of Buckhannon, nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son Neale Thacker, who died in 2003, one son-in-law Francis Winebrenner, also two sisters: Hazel Pennington and Willa Score and two brothers: Paul Young and an infant brother Festus Young.

Mrs. Thacker lived most of her life in French Creek and during World War II she worked in Washington, D.C. From 1950-1984 she was a postal clerk in French Creek where she also trained postal employees to be postmasters. Along with her husband, Delphin they owned and operated a gift shop at the French Creek State Game Farm from 1955-1980. Throughout their married life they also ran a turkey farm. Mrs. Thacker enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was a member of the French Creek Presbyterian Church, where she was also the church organist for 30 years. She also taught Sunday school there.

Friends will be received today, May 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Thacker will be moved to the French Creek United Methodist Church on Tuesday, where she will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. Nancy Killingsworth and the Rev. Robert Heavner officiating. The burial will follow in the French Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charged of the arrangements.

Mildred Elizabeth Greene, 92, of Buckhannon died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born Aug. 20, 1912, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Dudley Marple and Ella Whisler Marple. She was united in marriage to the late Myrle Edwin Greene, who preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1967. She was also preceded in death by son James Edwin Greene, brother Delbert Marple, and two sisters: Marjorie Marple and Louise Queen.

Surviving are son Jerry Ray and wife Doris Greene of Buckhannon; daughter-in-law Joyce Greene of Buckhannon; two grandsons: Jamie and wife Misty Greene of Buckhannon and Kevin and wife Molly Greene of Fairmont; two granddaughters: Kimberly and husband David Hawkins of Buckhannon and Vicki Karickhoff of Buckhannon; two great grandsons: Tyler and Chase Hawkins of Buckhannon; four great granddaughters: Ashley Hawkins, Alexis Greene and Miranda Greene, all of Buckhannon and Sidney Greene of Fairmont.

Friends were received on Thursday, May 26 from 4-6 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. today, May 27 at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Long officiating. The burial will follow at the Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard "Dick" Walton, 90, of Kanawha Head, died Sunday, June 5, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Heavener & Cutright Funeral Chapel

Richard R. "Dick" Walton, 90, of Kanawha Head died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born June 14, 1914 in Upshur County, the son of the late Bernard and Dora Riley Walton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nealy B. Walton, who died Feb. 28, 2004. He is survived by one daughter Glennia and husband Kenneth Crawford of Kanawha Head; three sons: Bazil "Tom" and wife Joybelle Walton of French Creek, Denzil and wife Regina Walton of Chipley, Fla., and Robert Keith and wife Louise Walton of Kanawha Head; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ruth Snyder and Opal Hammond both of Ohio; three brothers: Hayes Walton of Michigan, Charles Walton of Ohio and Willard Walton of Kanawha Head. Also several nieces and nephews survive. He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Mr. Walton was a retired bus driver for the Upshur County Board of Education. He attended the Oak Grove United Methodist Church at Kanawha Head.

At the request of the deceased there will be no visitation. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. today, June 8, at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Russell Crawford officiating.

The burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery at Kanawha Head.

Andrew Cameron Roth of Buckhannon died at the tender age of 19 years on June 2, 2005. He was born in Elkins on July 18, 1985, the son of Neil Roth and Sara Gorin both of Upshur County. Andrew was honored to be a member of the Texas Roadhouse family of employees in Bridgeport, recently recognized as "Employee of the Month." He enjoyed working at the Roadhouse and was considered a very valuable employee by all who worked with him. This ambitious and energetic young man was hoping to seek a career in the military and attend WVU in the fall of 2005. He was planning to major in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

Surviving are several supportive and loving family members who will dearly miss this irreplaceable young soul. His paternal family, Neil Roth (father) and Sue Roth (stepmother) of Buckhannon. Maternal family, Sara Golden Gorin (mother) and David Gorin (stepfather) of French Creek. His paternal grandmother, Lemoyne Roth of Buckhannon, maternal grandfather Harvey Golden of Buckhannon. Andrew was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Ralph Roth and his maternal grandmother Donice Golden, both of whom are surely holding him now. Aunts and uncles include: Ronnie and Connie Roth of Buckhannon; Carolyn and John Patterson of French Creek; Glen and Louise Golden of Westerville, Ohio; Joyce and Steve Wickland of Bridgeport; Linda and Steve Kimble of Petersburg; Sandra and Grady Gerrard of Lehi, Utah; Steve and Angie Dawson of Franklin; Bruce and Kathy Dawson of French Creek; Perri Zepeda in the mountains of Oregon; Laura Rusmisell of Buckhannon; and Jenny Gorin of San Francisco, Calif. Extended family members include: Blonda and Hilda Dawson (paternal step-grandparents) of Buckhannon and Dee and Charley Howell (maternal step-grandparents) of French Creek.

He has left behind one baby sister, 2-year-old Jessie Oshay Gorin, who loved her brother tremendously. When Jessie asked about her big brother Andrew, she always had a big smile on her face. The last day she saw Andrew she told him "You're my favorite" and they enjoyed playing at the city park that final day in Buckhannon.

Andrew attended Union Elementary School where Mrs. Phillips told him that he gave her "the best hugs ever." He was a member of the Buckhannon-Upshur High School band, trombone section. Andrew excelled as an athlete, and acquired local celebrity status for his running in cross country and track. He enjoyed hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and basically anything outdoors. He was an avid cyclist at an early age of eight, taking 20-mile rides with his mother. In his teenage years, he would frequently ride his bike to school, run track practice then ride his bike to work at Burger King, then home to Daysville. He was an incredible athlete with an unquenchable hunger for excitement and fun. Andrew had boundless energy, dreams and aspirations about his future, and possessed an unmistakable love of life. Andrew was a handsome young man with talent, drive, and a bright future never realized. This tragedy is devastating to his loved ones.

Family and friends will be received today, June 6 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the funeral home. The burial will follow at the Sand Run Baptist Church. A donation of catered service will be provided by the Texas Roadhouse in honor of Andrew, their greatly missed employee.

Thelma R. Dess, 83, of Elkins died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at her home. She was born May 28, 1922, in Pleasant Creek, W.Va., the daughter of the late Ernest L. Keller and Hazel L. Felton Keller. She was united in marriage Oct. 27, 1956, to the late William H. Dess Jr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 2003. Four brothers also preceded her in death: Harry D. Keller, Harold K. Keller, Bernard Keith Keller and Gary L. Keller; and three sisters: Virginia Poling Dean, Helen M. Stein, and Doris Jean Keller.

Surviving is stepdaughter Barbara Smith of Parkville, Md.; brother John D. Keller of Red Bank, New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a disability specialist at the Social Security Administration. She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church of Clemtown.

Friends were received Sunday, June 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held today 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Poling officiating. The burial will follow at the Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

Anthony Ashcraft, 18, of French Creek, died Friday, June 10, 2005, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Nov. 25, 1986, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Charles and Betty L. Tenney Ashcraft, both of French Creek. He is survived by one brother Cory Ashcraft of French Creek; one aunt Mary Kirk of Cleveland, Ohio; and three uncles: Robert Clouser, Charles and Kenny Ashcraft all of Ohio. He is also survived by many loving cousins.

Anthony was a 2005 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School where he was a member of the football team. He also enjoyed weight lifting and sports.

Friends will be received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel today, June 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at the funeral chapel.

The burial will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery at Hinkleville.

The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenna J. Finlaw Poling, 73, of Buckhannon died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at her residence. She spent much of her life working as a homemaker. She was born June 4, 1932 in Beaver County, Pa., the daughter of the late Ezra Finlaw and the late Stella Freeman Finlaw. She was united in marriage on April 20, 1953 to James W. Poling, who preceded her in death on July 10, 1984.

She is survived by five daughters: Patricia Blackwell of South Carolina, Cindy Frey, Laura Walter and Bonnie Vanpelt, all three of West Virginia and Sandra Cooper of Ohio; four sons: James, Donald and Ronald Poling all of Ohio and Marvin Poling of Pennsylvania; one twin sister Bonnetta Jane Slaughter of West Virginia; 34 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death here four half-brothers, Alvin Williams, Walter Williams, Calvin Williams, and Alton Finlaw; and two half-sisters, Helen Slusher and Edith Beer.

Arrangements are being handled by Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel, 164 N. High St., Cortland, Ohio. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, June 8 at the Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The burial will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Greene Township, Ohio.

The Shafer-Winans Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements and this information was brought to you as a courtesy of Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel.

Rerun with additions at the request of the family.

Virgil Law Hinkle, 93, of Tallmansville died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Holbrook's Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 24, 1911, in Cutright Chapel, W.Va., the son of the late Ralph Hinkle and Virgie Reeder Hinkle. He was united in marriage June 30, 1930, to the late Addie Zickefoose Hinkle, who preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 1990. Also preceded in death by two half-brothers: Don and Charles Hinkle.

Surviving are two sons: Verlin and Darlene Hinkle of Buckhannon and Gail and Karen Hinkle of West Milford; grandson Brian Hinkle of Buckhannon; two granddaughters: Karla Sloan of Worthington, and Kelly Fox of Good Hope; three great-granddaughters: Bria Hinkle of Buckhannon, Cassidy Fox of Good Hope and Allyssa Sloan of Worthington; great-grandson Cory Fox of Good Hope; two sisters: Norene Zickefoose of Queens and Pauline Gooden of Buckhannon; and half brother Arnold Hinkle of Atlanta, Ga.

Mr. Hinkle was a timber man for Woody Lumber Co. He attended the Cutright Chapel Church. He was a member of the Upshur Sportsman Club.

Friends were received Tuesday, June 7, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Zickefoose officiating. The burial will follow at the Lanham Cemetery in Queens.

Hannah June McVicker, 83, of Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2005, at 12:30 p.m. at her home.

She was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Widen, W.Va., the daughter of the late Austin Creed Layman and Daisy Marie Bennett Layman.

She was united in marriage on Oct. 6, 1937, to the late Dolph Edgar McVicker, who preceded her in death Jan. 18, 1976.

Three sons: Joseph Dolph McVicker and wife Drema, of Buckhannon; Patrick Lee McVicker and wife Barbara, of Quakertown, Pa.; and Harry Mickel McVicker and wife Sandy, of New Martinsville, W.Va.; survive her.

Three daughters: Mildred Marie Yoxtheimer and husband George, of Elkview, W.Va.; Patricia Ann Winans and husband Mark, of Buckhannon; and Janice Virginia Miller and husband Dennis, also of Buckhannon; survive her as well.

A brother, Brack Layman, of Lewisburg, W.Va.; and a sister, Mildred Faye Byers, of Buckhannon; also survive her.

A son-in-law, Thomas Byron Withrow, of Ohio, survives her.

Seventeen grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren also survive her.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, a daughter, Mary Katherine Withrow, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter preceded her in death.

Mrs. McVicker was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church.

Lawrence Dale Cox, 82, of Buckhannon passed away suddenly Monday evening, June 13, 2005, at Louis A. Johnson Veteran's Hospital. He was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Glenville, the son of the late Rev. F.H. and Clara Grace Cox. He was united in marriage May 5, 1949, to Ruby Ann Minney, who survives him.

Also surviving is one son Steven W. Cox and wife Deborah of Rochester, New York and three daughters: Markita A. Conner and husband Lt. Colonel Larry J. Conner of Dumfries, Va., Becky Knabenshue and husband Pat of Charleston, and Roberta "Bobbi" Spencer of Clarksburg; one brother Hiram L. Cox of Lecanto, Fla.; and three sisters: Mae Snider of Letter Gap, W.Va., Lillian Baker and husband Lester of Letter Gap, and Marguerite Carpenter and husband Harless of Elyria, Ohio.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Cliff Conner of Manhattan, Kan., Jason Conner of Dumfries, Va., Kristen Cox and Steven Cox of Rochester, New York, B.J. Knabenshue of East Rutherford, N.J., and Cara Knabenshue of Morgantown, Thad Spencer of Ft. Hood, Texas, and Evan "Digger" Spencer of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cox was preceded in death by three brothers: Bernard, Roy and Carl Cox and two sisters: Bea Dobbens and Minnie Cox.

After graduation from Normantown High School, Mr. Cox served with the Civilian Conservation Corp. (C.C.C.) in West Virginia. Mr. Cox was a United States Air Force veteran, having retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in 1963 after 22 years of service. He was a member of the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663. Mr. Cox was also retired from Moore Business Forms in Buckhannon after 23

years of service as a chief electrician.

Mr. Cox was a Methodist by faith.

Friends were received on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will also be received today, June 17 at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. in Glenville from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 18 at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. in Glenville with the Rev. Edsil Bragg officiating.

The Ellyson Mortuary Inc. assisting the family of Lawrence Dale Cox with arrangements.

Mary E. Blair, 95, of Buckhannon died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Dean's Personal Care home in Buckhannon. She was born April 14, 1910, a daughter of the late William Pifer and Prudie Simons Pifer. She was united in marriage on Dec. 9, 1935, to William Blair, who preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1976.

She is survived by two daughters: Shelia and husband Bill Vanscoy of Manning, S.C., and Analee and husband Milton Price of Laguna Niguel, Calif. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Ann Salerno of Coto DeCaza, Calif., and Dr. James Blaire Price of Newport Coast, Calif., Dr. Lori Vanscoy Patel of Baltimore, Md., Lisa Faulkenberry of Columbia, S.C. and three great-grandchildren: Emma and Henry Faulkenberry and Kayla Patel of Baltimore, Md. She was preceded in death by three brothers: French, Jess and Paul Pifer.

Mrs. Blair was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and a former member of the Smithburg United Methodist Church in Doddridge County. She was a former member of the Doddridge County Emergency Squad.

A special thanks to Mike and Kelli Dean for the special and loving care they provided for the past six years.

Friends were received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel on Thursday, June 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. today, June 17 at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel.

The burial will follow in the West Union Masonic Memorial Park. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Melvin C. Lane, 95, of Hacker Valley, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2005.

He was born Nov. 18, 1909, in Upshur County, a son of the late Osborn Gay and Flora Sharp Lane.

His wife, Bertha Alice Lewis Lane, preceded him in death.

Two daughters: Patricia and Clifford Gum, of Hacker Valley, and Jean and Delmas "Shorty" Ware, of Tennerton, survive him.

Four grandchildren: Jackie Chipps and Tammy Brown, both of Hacker Valley, Clifford W. Gum, of Woodstock, Ga., and T.J. Ware, of Reedsville, W.Va. also survive him.

One granddaughter-in-law Caroline Andrews also survives him.

Nine great-grandchildren survive him as well.

Three sisters: Bonnie Strader, of Morgantown, Vera Hull, of Brookville, Ohio, and Neva Faulknerof, of Winston-Salem, N.C. also survive him.

In addition to his wife, one daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Jesse Andrews preceded him in death.

One grandson, David Andrews, also preceded him in death as did four brothers: Orville, Mike, Denzil and Douglas Lane.

Three sisters: Juanita Lane, Gladys Gillispie and Leola South preceded him in death as well.

Mr. Lane was retired from the W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of the Rock Cave United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received today, Wednesday, June 15, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 16, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in the Rock Cave Cemetery.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles L. Hornbeck, 85, of Buckhannon died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Kedron, W.Va., the son of the late Andrew J. Hornbeck and Eva Bennett Hornbeck. He was united in marriage on Sept. 21, 1945 to Vera Rice Hornbeck, who survives. Also surviving are son Stephen and Carolyn Hornbeck and grandson Jason Hornbeck, all of Louisville, Kentucky; brother Marple Hornbeck of Buckhannon and sister Lillian Waugh of Buckhannon.

His parents and two brothers preceded him in death, Robert and Dan Hornbeck.

He was a funeral director and former owner of Franklin Funeral Home.

He served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific as a First Sgt. and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Silver Star. He was a member of the Franklin Lodge No. 7 AF & AM, Clarksburg and Wheeling Scottish Rite, Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion and a member of the DAV.

Friends will be received on Thursday, June 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17 at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Poling officiating. The burial will follow at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tallmansville. The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion and DAV Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside. The Franklin Lodge No. 7 AF and AM will also have graveside rites.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Diana Kay Purkey Godwin, 51, of Mansfield Place, Philippi and a former resident of Mansfield passed away Monday, June 13, 2005. She was born May 7, 1954 in Barbour County, a daughter of the late John D. Purkey and Juanita Lake Purkey, who survives in Philippi. Also surviving are one son Eric Godwin of Buckhannon, one sister Patricia "Cookie" Townsend of Philippi, and two brothers: John H. Purkey of Belington and Charles R. Purkey of Philippi.

She worked as a secretary for Grafton Coal Company. She was a Baptist by faith.

Friends were received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., in Philippi on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. She will lie in state today at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the funeral hour.

The burial will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The Wright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Cahill, 80, of Buckhannon passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born August 14, 1924, in Chatham, Va.

Surviving are one son, Steven James and wife Erica Cahill; three daughters: Carolyn and Johnny Deyhle, Susie and Joe Eby, and Lisa Jean Bruno, all of New Jersey; two sisters: Helen Bise Martin and husband, and Ann and George Guidrey, both of Virginia; four brothers: Preston Cahill of Virginia, Clyde and Rita Cahill of French Creek, Walter Cahill of Arizona, and Ralph Cahill of Chicago; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by the following loved ones: Mary Ann Johnny Rescigno and little Katie; and Joseph and Gladys Colonna and two sons.

He was preceded in death by one brother Marvin and two sisters: Mary and Ganette.

Mr. Cahill was a World War II veteran.

The viewing was held today, June 24 and the funeral service will be held Saturday, June 25. The burial will be in Hammonton, New Jersey.

Marlene M. Williams Gibson, 66, of Ambridge, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2005, in the Kindred Hospital, Beaver. She was born July 30, 1938, in Wileyville, W.Va., the daughter of the late Warren and Roberta Cain Williams. She was a photo processor for S Images.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles C. Gibson, who was born and raised on Sand Run, above Ivy at Goodwin.

She is survived by a son Calvin Graham of Emporia, Va.; and two daughters: Connie Graham of Baden and Tanya Covatch and husband Samson of Enon Valley; a brother Norman Williams of Steubenville, Ohio; a sister Pauline Huggins of Weirton, W.Va.; sister-in-law Lillian "Peach" Gibson of Pittsburgh and Goodwin; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends were received in the Gabauer Funeral Home Inc. at Slyvania Hills Memorial Park Inc., Daugherty Township, on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and until Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. when a service was held in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff McNicol officiating.

The burial followed at Sylvania Hills memorial Park, Daugherty Township, Rochester, Pa.

Beryl N. Loudin, 86, of Alliance, Ohio, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the Canterbury Villa. She was born Sept. 9, 1918, in French Creek, the daughter of the late William and Sophrona Phillips Howes. She was united in marriage on Nov. 20, 1933 to Clovis A. Loudin, who preceded her in death in 1993.

Also surviving are three daughters: Helen Cash of Ravenna, Ohio, Eleanor Neil of Summersville and Evelyn Wine and husband Bob of Summersville; son Charles Allen Loudin and wife Nadine of Ravenna, Ohio; 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by three sisters: Maude Hardman, Addie Fontaine and Lula Howes, and three brothers: Dewey, Clyde and Homer Howes.

She was a homemaker and attended the Liberty Bible Church in Atwater, Ohio.

Friends will be received today, June 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Philip Hickman officiating. The burial will follow at the Laurel Fork Cemetery at French Creek. The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Clifford P. Morrell, 80, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 18, 2005. He was born June 21, 1924, in Fairlawn, New Jersey, the son of the late Milton and Marie DeVust Morrell. Cliff lived in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., Wyckoff, N.J., and Buckhannon, before moving to Florida in 1996.

Cliff will be greatly missed by his wife Dena deAndrade Morrell, six sons, one daughter, fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.Ltaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guest book.

Arrangements are by the Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Vada M. White, 74, of Buckhannon, passed away Friday, June 17, 2005, at Holbrook Nursing Home.

She was born April 1, 1931, in Parkersburg, W.Va.

She was the daughter of the late Herb Koon and Pearl Koon.

She was united in marriage to the late Jack H. White.

Four sons: Terry Lee White, of Buckhannon; Tony White, of Buckhannon; Jeff White, of Fairfax, Va.; and Larry Koon, of Elkins; survive her.

Three daughters: Carol Basil, of Buckhannon; Melissa Taylor, of Fairfax, Va.; and Tammy White, of Ohio; also survive her.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, a son, Jerry White, preceded her in death.

Mrs. White was a homemaker.

There will be no visitation or service.

Phyllis Augustine Childress Ord, 82, of Trumbull Co. Ohio, died Monday, June 27, 2005.

She was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Abbott, Upshur County. She was united in marriage on Jan. 22, 1946 in Elkins, Randolph County to the late Ralph Earl Ord, who preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1997. Mrs. Ord is survived by two brothers: Gerald and Jean Childress, of French Creek; and Dale and Maryrose Childress, of St. Charles, Mo.; three sisters: Frances and Robert Kooser of Connelsville, Pa., Pauline and Charley Pritt of Aliquippa, Pa., and Janice Warren of Belleaire, Fla.; son William Joseph Ord and wife Marie Louise; daughter Carol Ann Ord and husband Donald James Senne; grandchildren: Christia Nicole Ord, Marla Beth and husband Andy Res and Matthew Barrett Senne. Mrs. Ord was preceded in death by granddaughter Lisa Marie Ord, who died in 1983.

The funeral service will be held July 1, 2005 in Warren, Ohio.

The McFarland Funeral Home of Warren, Ohio is in charge of the arrangements.

Jessica Dawn Miller, 20, of Kanawha Head, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Oct. 6, 1984, in Upshur County, the daughter of Vickie Crawford Claypool, of Kanawha Head, who survives.

Two brothers: David Claypool and Kenneth Miller, both of Kanawha Head, survive her.

Maternal grandparents Kenneth and Glennia Crawford, also of Kanawha Head, also survive her. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews survive her as well.

Her maternal great-grandparents, Richard and Nealy Walton, preceded her in death.

Jessica was a 2003 graduate of B-UHS and was employed by Sheetz in Buckhannon.

The funeral service will be held today, Monday, June 27, 2005, at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Russell Crawford officiating.

Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Kanawha Head.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to help with expenses.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Imogene L. Wood, 80, of Buckhannon died Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at her home. She was born June 28, 1925, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Ellis R. and Gertrude L. Robinson Lee. She was preceded in death by her first husband Everett Franklin Dilley and her second husband, James Alden Wood.

She is survived by four sons: Rick Dilley of Buckhannon, Gary Dilley of Summersville, Terry Wood of Moundsville and Stanley Bruce Wood of Buckhannon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son Dennis (Bud) Wood.

Friends were received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel on Thursday, June 30, 2005 from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The burial followed in the Buckhannon Memorial Park. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel of Tennerton is in charge of the arrangements.

Dennis R. Ireland, 43, of Buckhannon, passed away Monday, June 27, 2005, in New Martinsville, W.Va.

He was born April 11, 1962, in Upshur County, a son of the late John and Betty Lou Mathews Ireland.

He was united in marriage to Saundra Cogar Ireland, of Buckhannon, who survives.

In addition to his wife, two children: Christine Ireland, of Buckhannon; and Justin Ireland, also of Buckhannon, survive him.

A sister, Linda George and husband Reece, of Richmond, Va., also survive him.

Three brothers: John M. Ireland, of Charleston, W.Va.; David K. Ireland and wife Debbie, of Raleigh, N.C.; and Arthur Ireland, survive him as well.

Mr. Ireland was employed with Variety Sales.

He served in the United States Marine Corps.

A private family graveside service was held Thursday, June 30, 2005, at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Ireland family.

The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John Robert Gibson, 88, of Cobb Island, Maryland died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, in Cizista Hospital in La Plata, Md. He was born Feb. 23, 1917, in Upshur County, W.Va., the son of the late John Gibson and Grace Humphrey Gibson. He was united in marriage to Mary Lee Cooper Gibson, who survives. Surviving are a daughter Martha Jo Gibson of Arlington, Va.; two grandsons: William D. Dendy Jr. and Robert L. Gibson and wife Brenda; granddaughter Deborah S. Adams and husband Glenn; four great-grandsons: Jason M. Simms and wife Traci, Jamie M. Simms, William Dendy III and fiancé Carrie Brown, and Justin T. Gibson; great-granddaughter Jessica L. Gibson; great-great-grandson Tre' D. Dendy; nephew Donnie McCoy son of Ruth; and great- nephews: Jeff, Mark and Patrick McCoy.

Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Ruth McCoy.

Mr. Gibson was a transmission assembler for the U.S. government. He attended the Evangel United Methodist Church. He was a 1935 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School.

He served as a Sgt. in the U.S. Army during WWII in Burma and Calcutta, India. He was a S/Sgt. in payroll and finance for the reserves until his discharge July 7, 1949. He was then a civilian employee of the government as a mobile industrial equipment mechanic at Fort Belvoir, Va. until his retirement in 1972. Mr. Gibson received several awards and certifications glorifying his military career. He received only the best evaluations from the government praising his ethics and dedication to his country.

John Robert Gibson was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He filled all of these roles with dignity and style, making family his first priority. We will forever remember his as Daddy, Pop and Granddad and hold him near and dear to our hearts. He truly is our "sunshine."

'The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. today, July 1, 2005, at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Poling officiating.

The burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. The American Legion Post No. 7, VFW Post No. 3663 and DAV Posts No. 36 and 5 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Lee (Shaffer) Luoma, 62, of French Creek, died Friday, July 1, 2005, at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

She was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of Jack and Rebecca Jane Morgan Shaffer, who both survive in Niles, Ohio.

In addition to her father and mother, her husband, Leonard J. Luoma of French Creek, survives her.

She is also survived by two daughters: Sheri and husband Bo Bolotenny Jr. of Brookfield, Ohio and Tracy R. Robison of Warren, Ohio and significant other Steve Bianco of Johnston, Ohio; one stepdaughter Amber Klingensmith and husband Dave of Austintown, Ohio; two sons: Mark Robison of Tonapoh, Arizona and Doug and his wife Helene Robison of Howland, Ohio; five grandchildren: Danny Greathouse III, Nicholas Bolotenny both of Brookfield, Alex Robison, Zephanie Mick and Zena Chapman all of Howland; one sister Barbara A. and husband Carl Dengler of Howland; one brother Jack and his wife Andrea Shaffer of California.

Several nieces and nephews also survive. Her mother-in-law Helen Jean Luoma of Fowler, Ohio, also survives her.

Mrs. Luoma loved spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She liked to cook for the hunters at the Luoma hunting camp.

She enjoyed her flowers and bird watching. She liked to crochet and had crocheted a blanket for each of her children and grandchildren.

She was a former sales manager for Tupperware for 10 years in Ohio in the 80s. Mrs. Luoma cooked at the Chi Phi Fraternity House in Buckhannon.

She was a Protestant by faith.

Friends will be received today, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon. Mrs. Luoma will be moved to the Shafer-Winans & Lamer Funeral Home in Cortland, Ohio, where friends may call on Wednesday, July 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 7 at the Shafer-Winans & Lamer Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Ritter officiating.

The burial will follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery at Vienna, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 902 W. Point Parkway, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44145.

Roger Crabtree, , of Loganville, Ga. and Fairfax County, Va., passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, in Snellville, Ga. after a brief illness. He was born in Davenport, Va. and grew up in Caretta, W.Va., the son of the late Walter H. Crabtree and Faye Presley Crabtree.

Mr. Crabtree was a retired member of the Alexandria, Va. Police and had served in the Marine Corps.

His wife Jane, and son Walter Crabtree of Orlando, Fla. survive him. In addition to his sister Nina Cornett; brothers: Dean and Ronald Crabtree; five nieces, two grandnieces and two grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Friends and family gathered at his home in Loganville, Ga. on Saturday, July 2, 2005 to celebrate his life.

Alice Deeds White, 83, of Buckhannon died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Upper Pecks Run, W.Va., the daughter of the late Oda A. Queen and Grace Crislip Queen. She was united in marriage July 25, 1938 to Archie White, who survives. Also surviving are son Stephen M. White and wife Ruth of Grafton; daughter Cindy R. Gooden and husband Darrel of Paden City, W.Va.; nephew Kenneth D. Rice (whom she raised) and wife Debbie of Buckhannon; brother Teal Queen of Buckhannon; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, children Bernard and Shelia White, four brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. White was a homemaker, attended Mt. Herman United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Church Ladies Aid.

Friends were received July 4, 2005, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at the funeral home with Pastor Darrel Gooden officiating. The burial followed at the Buckhannon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to Mt. Herman United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Stout, 43 Thurman Ave., Buckhannon, WV 26201.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rerun at the family's request.

Etta Genevieve Riley, 69, of Crawford, the Heaston Ridge community, died Thursday, July 7, 2005, at her home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice.

She was born May 19, 1936, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Owen William and Leola Maude Cool Robinson. She was united in marriage on May 7, 1995, to Gilbert "Buck" Riley, who survives in Crawford. She is also survived by two daughters: Barbara Joan Starkey and husband Randy of Buckhannon and Carol June Marsh and husband David of Little Birch; two grandchildren: Lorelei King of Sutton and Nicholas Andrew of Montgomery; two great-granddaughters: Daizy and Heidi King both of Sutton; one brother James Robinson of Crawford and two sisters: Clara Bennington and Lillie Fisher both of Crawford. Two infant sons, one granddaughter Jacqueline Andrew and one sister Julia Langley preceded her in death. Mrs. Riley was a caretaker of the elderly.

Friends were received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Sunday, July 10 from noon to 2 p.m., the funeral hour with the Rev. Sue Lowther officiating.

The burial will follow in the Heaston Cemetery.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Cunningham, 72, of Buckhannon died Friday, July 8, 2005, at her home.

She was born Dec. 8, 1932, in Frametown, the daughter of the late Johnson Clark Dean and Jesse Marie Boggs Dean. Surviving are four sons: Rodney Cunningham and wife Heidy of Pittsburgh, Pa., Michael Cunningham and wife Bernice of Schenectady, New York, Larry Cunningham and wife Sharon of Buckhannon, and Mark Cunningham and wife Tracy of Buckhannon; two daughters: Pam Cunningham of Gloversville, New York and Anita Cartrette of Buckhannon; brother Homer Dean of Joppa, Md.; sister Virginia Gentry of Colorado Springs; 16 grandchildren: Sam and Lauren Cunningham of Pittsburgh; Michael, Mary and Matthew Cunningham of Schenectady; Alex, Tyler, Cameron and Jordan Cunningham of Belington; Danielle Seitz, Jessica and Brandon Cartrette all of Buckhannon; Carson and Grant Cunningham of Buckhannon; Elaina and Lucas Cunningham of Buckhannon and one great-grandchild; and former husband Ralph E. Cunningham of Alton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and also one son Ronald Cunningham, brother Robert Dean, and step brother Junior Hamrick.

Ms. Cunningham was a senior companion on the third floor of St. Joseph's Hospital for 13 years. Prior to that she was a homemaker. Mary was kind, generous and greatly loved by everyone. She attended the Buckhannon Union Mission Church.

Friends will be received today, July 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at the funeral home with Pastor Ed Lowther officiating.

The burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Daymon M. Carter, 81 of Hacker Valley, passed away on July 6, 2005, at the VA Center in Clarksburg. He was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Braxton County, the son of late Gus H. and Zannie (Rogers) Carter.

He was a former postmaster at Hacker Valley and a veteran of WWII. He served with the U.S. Marine Corp. and saw action in the Southwest-Pacific Theater of Operations. He was wounded while in action against the Japanese forces on Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Lorraine Williams, grandson Jamie Campbell, brothers: Foster and Buddy Carter, and sister Kate Radabaugh.

He is survived by his wife Lela Marie (Anderson) Carter of Hacker Valley, two daughters: Linda and husband Rodney Campbell of Harrisville, and Susan and husband Virgil Miller of Buckhannon; grandchildren: Mrs. Edward (Michelle) Toman of Glenville, Tracy Campbell of Charleston, Mrs. Chris (Tara) Hughes of New Bern, N.C., Toni McCourt of Washington, D.C., Tyler Miller of Buckhannon, and three great-grandchildren; brother David Carter of Cornville, Ariz.., sisters: Lenora Greene of Baltimore, Md., Madge Greene of Indian Lake Estates, Fla., Barbara Anderson of Greensville, S.C., Lydia Oates of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Mary Lowery of Elyria, Ohio.

Daymon's request was to be cremated. A memorial service will be held and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the hospice bed at Lewis A. Johnson VA Center, 1 Med Center Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301.

Gaylord A. Armstrong, 82, of French Creek, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born Nov. 7, 1922, at Stonecoal, the son of the late Jared Barlow Armstrong and Ivvie Reta Smith Armstrong.

Mr. Armstrong was united in marriage Feb. 27, 1971 to Retha M.

Hoover Armstrong, who survives, of French Creek.

In addition to his wife, two sisters, Wanda Grubbs, of Warren, Ohio; and Maxine Davis, of Buckhannon; survive him.

Several nieces and nephews survive him as well.

Mr. Armstrong was a custodian with the Upshur County Board of Education.

He attended Hampton United Methodist Church.

Mr. Armstrong was a lifetime member of the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a staff sergeant.

Mr. Armstrong was also a member of the Upshur County REACT club.

Friends will be received today, Friday, July 8, 2005, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the funeral home at 2 p.m.

Rev. Etheldean J. Yanero and Rev. Richard Ogden will be officiating.

Burial will take place in the Big Bend Church Cemetery in French Creek.

The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion and DAV Chapters No. 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at graveside.

Clyde Arnold Carper, 56, of the Buckhannon Manor, formerly of Belington, died Thursday, July 7, 2005, at his home following an extended illness. He was born Aug. 31, 1948, at Enterprise, Harrison County, a son of the late Harold and Virginia (Compton) Carper.

Survivors include two daughters: Martha Meahl and longtime companion Harold Gainer of Belington and Kyula Jenkins and husband Gary of Clarksburg; two brothers: Eddie Carper of Elkins and Johnnie Carper of Philippi; former wife Lenora Carper of Clarksburg; four grandchildren: Jessie Carper, Brandy Lee Meahl, Curtis Lee Meahl, and Justin Ray Jenkins.

Mr. Carper was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a former carpenter and painter in residential and commercial construction. He was a member of the American Legion Post at Elkins and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 573 at Clarksburg. He was a Methodist by faith.

The funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 from the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave., Belington with Tim Gainer officiating. The burial will follow in the Elbon Cemetery at Sago, W.Va.

Friends may call at the funeral home today, July 11 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.

Woodrow McCauley, 88, of Elkins, W.Va., departed this life Monday, July 4, 2005, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center. He had been in declining health.

He was born Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1916, at Barbour County, a son of the late James Gordon McCauley and Sarah Malinda Regester McCauley. On April 28, 1938, he was united in marriage to the former Violet A. McCauley, who preceded him in death Dec. 13, 1989. Surviving is one special sister-in-law Linda J. McCauley of Elkins and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife are five brothers: infant George R., Kenneth H., Annas H. and Howard McCauley; three sisters: Anna Lou McCauley, Ida Maple Davis and Beatrice Irene Swick.

Woodrow was a 1935 graduate of Coalton High School, was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Navy as a radio operator at Great Lakes, Illinois, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Pearl Harbor, Midway Island and the Pacific Theatre, had worked as a Television Repairman for Cupps Furniture, was a member of the H.W. Daniel's Post No. 29, American Legion and was a Protestant by faith.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

The final rites were conducted at the funeral home chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. S. Kent Price officiated and the burial followed at the Talbott Cemetery near Belington, where the H.W. Daniel's Post No. 29, American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post No. 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.

Reta Talbott, 95, of Sebring, Fla., died Sunday, July 10, 2005, in Fairway Pines in Florida. She was born Feb. 21, 1910, in Sand Run, the daughter of the late Joshua George and Mary Francis Harris George. She was married to Guy H. Talbott, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are son Robert "Bob" N. Talbott and wife Connie of Avon Park, Fla.; grandson Randy Queen of Phoenix, Arizona; two granddaughters: Tara Lee Talbott of Tallahassee, Fla. and Cathy McCallister of Xenia, Ohio; great-grandson Rob Queen of Phoenix, Arizona.

Mrs. Talbott was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in Buckhannon.

The graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the Heavner Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Poling officiating.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Alan Smith, 46, of Buckhannon died Saturday, July 9, 2005, on the Hall Road in Buckhannon. He was born Jan. 8, 1959, in Buckhannon, the son of James O. Smith and Rena Coberly Smith of Buckhannon. Also surviving are brother Joseph Smith, sisters: Sharon and husband Bart Short, Karen and husband James Belt, Debbie Smith, and Darlene and husband Mark Mullens, all of Buckhannon, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Smith was disabled.

Friends will be received today, July 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. The burial will follow at the Macedonia Church Cemetery.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Man found dead was registered sex offender: Police identify body discovered on Hall Road as James Alan Smith, 46, of Buckhannon

BY PAUL FALLON

The body of a man found dead along the Hall Road Saturday afternoon has been identified by Upshur County law enforcement as James Alan Smith, 46, of Buckhannon.

Smith was found dead along the Hall Road at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday. Upshur County Chief Deputy Mike Kelley referred to the death as "suspicious" during a phone interview Monday.

Smith had a troubled past, having been convicted of second degree sexual assault of a female family member in 1992, according to the W.Va. State Police sex offender registry. Smith served approximately eight years and three months in a correctional facility after being convicted.

He is listed on the W.Va. State Police sex offender registry, which can be accessed online.

According to the registry, Smith had been convicted of assaulting a female between the ages of 0 and 5 years old.

Kelley said Smith's body could have been lying along the road since as early as 11 p.m. Friday night. He added that no missing person report had been filed on Smith. A passerby spotted the body Saturday and called 911, Kelley said.

Smith's body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in Charleston. The cause of death has not been released. Kelley stated that more information could be forthcoming, saying the cause of death could be released this afternoon or in the next couple of days.

"The investigation is still ongoing," Kelley said.

Upshur County Deputy Theron Caynor is the lead investigator.

While Kelley said that at this time he does not believe Smith's death is related to his 1992 sexual assault conviction, the death comes less than a week after the highly publicized arrest of registered sex offender Joseph Edward Duncan. Duncan was arrested on charges he kidnapped Shasta and Dylan Groene from their home in Idaho on May 16.

He is also suspected of murdering the children's older brother, their mother and her boyfriend, as well as later killing Dylan, whose remains were identified by the FBI Sunday. Court documents suggest both Shasta and Dylan were molested multiple times while held by Duncan.

E-mail staff writer Paul Fallon at paul@therecorddelta.com.

Thomas J. Carter, 68, of Ravenswood was welcomed by his Savior and entered into Glory on a beautiful mountain ridge in Wirt County, on Friday, July 8, 2005. He was born in Cambridge, Mass., the son of the late Thomas and Clara Carter. He lived in Upshur County, W.Va. from a young child until 1965.

He graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School and would have celebrated his 50th class reunion on August 13. He graduated from W.Va. Wesleyan College with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1965.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Carol, son Jason and wife Lisa of Walkersville, Md.; daughters: Lesa R. Carter of Tampa, Fla., and Rebecca S. Parrish and husband Reginald of Raleigh, N.C.

His precious grandchildren are Thomas Andrew and Sarah Ann Carter of Walkersville, Md.

He was employed by Kaiser Aluminum for 17 years, self-employed for four years as Carter Home Service, maintenance supervisor for the city of Ravenswood and then retired after working for W.Va. State Highway Commission as a bridge inspector.

Tom was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church and served as a trustee on various committees. He was devoted to Habitat for Humanity and helped provide three homes for families in Jackson County. He was a member of Ashton Lodge. Tom was a skilled woodworker and left many cherished items to his church family and friends. He was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church Endownment Fund, Covenant House, Innkeepers (a favorite charity of his which helps homeless children) or the Jackson County Habitat for Humanity.

The visitation was held Monday, July 11, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood.

The funeral service was held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Cottrill officiating.

The burial followed at the Ravenswood Cemetery. Condolences for the Carter family may be sent by e-mail to roush1us2000@yahoo.com.

Forest E. (Gene) Brown, 80, of Brushy Fork Road passed away Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Nella's Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Alma Jane Riffle Caldwell, 66, of Buckhannon died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at her home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice. She was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late John W. and Beulah M. Edgell Riffle. She is survived by one daughter Theresa June Menendez of Buckhannon; one son Charles Edward Biggs of Delaware; four grandchildren and 1two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers: Allen Riffle of Magadore, Ohio and Marple Riffle of Tallmadge, Ohio; two sisters: Leona Reed of Buckhannon and Deloris Good of Akron, Ohio. Three brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. Caldwell was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church.

Friends were received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2005 at the funeral chapel with Pastor Ed McDaniels officiating. The burial followed in the Upshur County Memorial Park. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Kathleen Hall, 86, of Buckhannon died Thursday, July 14, 2005, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. She was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Philippi, a daughter of the late Elza Everlyn Adams and Loreda Newman Adams. She was united in marriage on Jan. 2, 1940, to Richard "Dick" Hall, who preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1992.

She is survived by daughter Margaret and husband George Wright of Buckhannon; son Richard William "Bill" Hall of Buckhannon; grandson Ricky and wife Gloria Wright of Buckhannon; granddaughter Leslie Wright and husband Anthony Munro of Atlanta, Ga.; great-granddaughter Jennifer Chenoweth of Buckhannon; great-grandson C. H. Chenoweth of Atlanta, Ga.; and four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and brother Everlyn Adams of Philippi.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by five brothers: Burchell, Jay Wilber, Dorsey E., Henry Gordon and Melvin S. Adams; and three sisters: Rosalee M. Mayle, Lenora Coles, and Lillian Harbin.

Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and attended the Reger United Methodist Church of Teter.

Friends were received Saturday, July 16 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service was held 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 at the funeral home with the Rev. Rose Marie McCartney officiating. The burial followed at the Buckhannon Memorial Park. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Ray A. Young, 91, of French Creek died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at his home. He was born March 24, 2005, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Sanford and Rose Carpenter Young. He was united in marriage on Nov. 3, 1941, to Martha Rebecca Lee Young, who preceded him in death on July 27, 2003. He is survived by five sons: John Bruce, Larry Ray, Thomas Wayne, James Steven Young, all of French Creek and Stanley Ray Young of Weston; one daughter Mary Roseann Young of French Creek; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister Marjorie Fizette and one brother Paul Young both of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Young was a former member of the Tygart Valley Soil Conservation Club. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army.

Friends were received on Sunday, July 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, July 18 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. David Brown officiating. The burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion and the DAV Chapters No. 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Roger Lee Quick, 49, of Buckhannon died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 14, 1956, in Buckhannon, a son of Burtsil D. Quick and Gertrude Nancy Suder Quick, who survive him. Also surviving are sister Ruth A. and husband Jessie Riggs Jr. of Caledonia, MS; niece Amy Riggs and nephew Evan Riggs, both of Caledonia.

His sister Linda Marlene Quick and brother Harold Dane Quick preceded him in death.

Mr. Quick was employed by WV Wesleyan College in the maintenance department. He attended the South Mission Church.

Friends were received Sunday, July 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, July 18 at the funeral home. The burial will follow at the Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Kanouff, 89, of Buckhannon, and a former resident of Volga, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Meadowville, W.Va., the daughter of the late Grover and Addie (Moore) Phillips.

She was united in marriage Aug. 25, 1934, to Bacel Edgar Kanouff, who survives.

A daughter, Jo Ann and husband Robert Hamilton, of New Kensington, Pa., survives her.

A brother, Carl Phillips, of Montrose, W.Va., also survives her.

Three grandchildren: Mark and wife Valerie Hamilton, Scott and wife Birdie Hamilton, and Douglas and wife Ann Hamilton, survive her as well.

Six great-grandchildren: Amanda, Melissa, John, Taylor, Thomas and Zachary also survive her.

Mrs. Kanouff was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, quilt making, sewing and crocheting.

She delivered meals on wheels and volunteered as a poll worker.

Mrs. Kanouff was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and of the Sarah's Circle of the United Methodist Women.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut Street, Philippi, today, Friday, July 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 16 from 8 to 11 a.m. the service hour. Rev. Gary Stackpole will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John B. Hunter, II, 80, of Valley Grove, W.Va. died Thursday, July 14, 2005 in the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

He was born February 11, 1925 in Wheeling, the son of the late E.M. Hunter, Sr. and Lola Filson Hunter.

Mr. Hunter was a retired insurance agent for the Berry, Bippus, Chison and Foose Insurance Agency; was the owner of the former Hunter Insurance Services, Wheeling; and was a past vice president of Lee C. Paull Insurance, Inc., Wheeling. He was a member for over 50 years of the Christ United Methodist Church, Wheeling, and also Triadelphia United Methodist Church.

He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of World War II; a commander of the American Legion Post No. 1;American Legion 1st District Commander and past state vice commander; a member of the VFW Post No. 1442 and Short Circuit Group of Wheeling. Mr.Hunter served on the local draft board from 1960-1971.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bety Lee O'Grady Hunter in 1999, two brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Dean Hunter; a son, John B. Hunter, III, of Buckhannon; three daughters, Mrs. Terry (Christine Lee) Bazzarre of Princeton, N.J.; Dr. Patricia Ann Hunter of New York, N.Y.; and Mrs. David (Nancy Jane) Buckley of Haverhill, Mass.; two sisters, Catherine Hunter King of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Elsie Hunter Gerald of Jordan, Utah; five grandchildren, John B.Hunter IV (Bonnie) of Charlotte, N.C.; Christopher M. Hunter (Sarah) of Oregon, Justin R. Hunter (Jessica) of Huntington; Laura C. Hunter of Buckhannon and Lee Mircillia Bazzarre of Durham, N.C.; a great-granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth Hunter of Charlotte, N.C.; five step-children, Sharon Herchuck of Moundsville, Mrs. Brian (Lexie) O'Mally of New York; Marnie Williamson of Elm Grove, Larry Dean (Janet), and Beverly Dean of Valley Grove; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Friends were received Friday, July 15, 2005 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services were held Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Rankin, officiating.

Interment was in Park View Memorial Gardens in Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Triadelphia United Methodist Church, 189, National Road, Triadelphia, WV260459 or the Christ United Methodist Church 1232 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Ursula "Ursi" Carmen Mueller McCarthy passed away July 7, 2005.

She was born February 3, 1938 in Santiago, Chile and spent her adolescent and teen years in South America before immigrating to the United States in 1959. Mrs. McCarthy was the daughter of the late Liny Mellert Mueller of Zurich, Switzerland and the late Jakob Mueller of Elgg, Germany. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, James V. McCarthy, a New York City firefighter, who was born in Kinsale, Ireland.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Lini McCarthy of Virginia Beach, Va; three sons Adam McCarthy of Beverly, W.Va., Michael McCarthy and wife Anara Himes McCarthy of Buckhannon, Andrew McCarthy of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; sister Anna Louisa Tennant of Fairmont; grandsons Vincent, Christopher, Jedediah, and Benjamin; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, their families and lifelong friends.

Ursi will be remembered as a tremendously giving person who took care of all those around her. Speaking several languages she possessed a love of travel, was a passionate gardener, an extraordinary cook and a wonderful friend. Above all things, she was a devoted mother and caregiver who was proudest of the children she raised.

A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Kensico Cemetery at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.

The Cremation Society of Virginia Beach is handling all arrangements.

Janie Jacqueline (Jackie) Hupp, 77, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Hupp was born May 31, 1928, in Lynch, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Luther and Naomi Hall.

She was a graduate of Buckhannon High School in West Virginia and was a housemother at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing for ten years. She was a member of the Struthers United Methodist Church. Her husband, James S. Hupp, whom she married June 23, 1951, died in October 1976. She leaves a daughter Cathy Hupp of Youngstown; a son James Hupp and wife Kathleen of Struthers; grandson James Hupp of Struthers; nieces: Terry Wigner and Heather O'Hara both of Florida; nephews: Sam Shumaker and family of Struthers and Robert M. Hupp and family of Little Rock, Arkansas; great nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Virginia H. Speer of Little Rock; and special friends: Kelly and Mike Koenig. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister Virginia O'Hara.

The graveside service will be held 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2005. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rerun at family's request.

Fred G. Bragg, 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 21, 2005. Fred was born May 18,1916 at Boggs, W.Va., a son of the late Lewis W. and Linda S. Woods Bragg. He was united in marriage September 30, 1939 to Mabel G. Rose Bragg, who preceded him in death on April 11, 2000.

He is survived by four sons, Okey and wife Marlene Bragg of Weston; Owen and wife Julie Bragg of French Creek; Dana and wife Helen Bragg of Ripley and Orland Bragg of Marietta, Ohio and two daughters, Evelyn and husband John Tryon of Kent, Ohio and Edryth and husband George Harris of Hurricane, W.Va; and 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are three brothers, Albert Bragg and Clint Bragg, both of Boggs, and Carl Bragg of Arkansas; two sisters, Ethel Pugh of Florida and Opal Maul of Michigan; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife of 60 years, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Fanny Reed and Della Outland and one great-grandson.

Mr. Bragg graduated from Cowen High School.

He repaired farm equipment for many years and retired from WVDOT's equipment division in Buckhannon. Mr. Bragg was an honorary member of Gould Christian Church and New Beginnings Fellowship Church located in Brimfield, Ohio. He was ordained and licensed to preach and teach God's Word by Gould Christian Church.

He loved going to church and sharing God's word from the scriptures and in song with others. He will be remembered for his knowledge of the Bible and his vibrant testimony for Christ.

Mr. Bragg was loved and respected by many friends in W.Va. and Ohio.

Relatives and friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Sunday, July 24, 2005 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Bragg will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the funeral hour with Rev. Larry Anderson, Rev. Tommie Lee Nocholas and Rev. Robert Heavner officiating. Interment will follow in the Upshur County Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gould Christian Church or your favorite charity.

Joseph Neil Yeager, 73, of Stoney Run, Buckhannon departed this life and went home to be with his heavenly father on July 22, 2005. He lost his courageous 2 1/2 year battle with cancer at home with his loving wife and family under the care of St. Joseph Hospice. He was born Jan. 31, 1932, at Kingsville, in Randolph County, son of the late Granville and Lilly Goff Yeager. On November 24, 1979, he married Betty Post Wright, who survives.

Also surviving are sons: Gary Yeager of Lost Creek, Joe Yeager Jr. and his wife Maureen of Belize, Calif.; and Perry Wright and his wife Pamela Wright of Peeltree; daughters: Carmela Wright-Miller and her husband Mike Miller of Buckhannon, and Sharon Clevenger and her husband Sid Clevenger of Hopwood, Pa.; grandsons: Cameron and Tanner Miller, Stephen Wright, Justin Yeager, Kenneth Robinson II, Ritchie Clevenger and Clay Conrad; granddaughters: Breanna Wright, Krista Yeager, Bethany Yeager, Liza Conrad and Tracy Henry; seven great-grandchildren; sisters: Frances Yeager and her husband Richard Dahl of Illinois, Hilda Lincoln of New York, Eleanor Delp of Indiana, and Urie Huber and her husband Bob Huber of Indiana; brother Raymond Yeager of Kingsville; sister-in-law Ella Yeager of Lewisburg and Nina Yeager of Reynoldsville; mother-in-law Macie Post of Buckhannon and special mother Mrs. C.H. Woodford of Lost Creek.

Preceding him in death are his parents, brothers: Eugene, Herman and Graydon Yeager, sister Mary Virginia; sister-in-law Elda Yeager, brothers-in-law: Bob Delp and Johnnie Lincoln; and nephew Chip Post.

Joe graduated form Coalton High School, attended D&E College on a basketball scholarship and then transferred to WVU. He later joined the Army and served from 1953 to 1956. He served in the Korean War and received the National Defense Service Medal. Upon returning from the military service, he completed his B.S. in forestry management at WVU. He completed his master's degree in extension from Michigan State and WVU as an extension forester, where he continued to work for the university for 32 years and retired in 1988. He then worked for the state of West Virginia as a forester for the Division of Forestry in Charleston and he most recently worked for the WV DOH, Weston working on the welcome centers in West Virginia.

He continued to utilize his knowledge, professional experience and public relations contacts, along with his love of West Virginia, and its people as he worked with various organizations.

Joe developed and established the National 4-H Forestry Invitational, the only national 4-H event held in West Virginia.

During the 25th Anniversary in 2004 he was honored as the Father of the Invitational, which has been held at Jackson's Mill since 1980. In honor of his efforts the Joseph N. Yeager Leadership Award was established and is given annually to the outstanding camper that week.

Throughout his life Joe was recognized with significant honors and awards, including the W.Va. Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame, Distinguished Alumni Award from the WVU College of Agricultures, Forestry and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association, Distinguished Service to the W.Va. Agriculture and Forestry, International Honor Society of Agriculture and Forestry, 2004 induction into the WV 4-H Hall of Fame, and the Joseph N. Yeager National Leadership Award. Also in March of this year he received the W.Va. Forestry Award presented by Gov. Joe Manchin. This award established to recognize outstanding efforts in academic teaching and training of your foresters, and is named for W. Clement Percival, the first director of forestry at WVU.

Joe worked with several governors to promote foreign and state markets for wood products in West Virginia. He also achieved selection to membership in the WV 4-H All Stars, Gamma Sigma Delta, WV Chapter, International Honor Society of Agriculture and Forestry, and Epsion Sigma Phil, Cooperative Extension Service Honorary. He was recognized at the 1977 National 4-H Club Congress with the National Distinguished Forester Award by the International Paper Company and National 4-H Council in Chicago, Ill. He was involved in and held many leadership rolls in several organizations, including the W.Va. Forestry Association, WVU Forestry Alumni Association, W.Va. Conservation Education Council, W.Va. 4-H All Stars, W.Va. Association of 4-H Agents, W.Va. Extension Association, W.Va. Horseman's Association and State Conservation Camp Committee, which recognized him for 32 years of dedicated service this year. Joe started the W.Va. Tree Farmers Association. He was responsible for the 1963 Christmas tree for the White House in Washington, D.C. and also worked the forestry exhibits at the Forest Festival in Elkins for 50-plus years. These are just a few of his accomplishments.

Joe was an extremely devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, colleague and friend who will be greatly missed by all. He will be remembered for his smile, his laughter, his knowledge, his caring, his sense of humor and his sharing of time, talent and love. He loved to hunt and fish with his family and friends. And no one will ever forget the love he had for watching his grandchildren play basketball.

He belonged to various organizations including the American Legion, Elkins Post No. 029 Tennerton Lions Club, where he was responsible for starting the first Leo Club in Upshur County. He also belonged to the W.Va. Forestry Association, Gideons International, Lewis-Upshur Camp.

He was a trustee for Christian Fellowship Church, where he was a member of the choir for many years. He was a charter member and loved his church and church family very much. Joe would say, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith," II Timothy 4:7.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Alan Miller, HC 32 Box 33, Upper Tract, WV 26866 for scholarships to WV Conservation Camp or to the Gideons Int. PO Box 505, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Friends will be received at the Christian Fellowship Church, 25-B Norvell Drive in Buckhannon today, July 25 from 3 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour with the Rev. Ed McDaniels and the Rev. Jerry Murrell officiating. The burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery with the honor guard of the American Legion Post No. 44 conducting military rites. The Wright Funeral Home of Philippi is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas E. Shaw, 70, of Selbyville, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2005, at his home. He was under the care of Peoples Hospice.

He was born May 17, 1935, at Slatyfork, W.Va., the son of the late Norman W. and Eula Conrad Shaw.

He was united in marriage Sept. 3, 1978, to Dorothy D. Betler Shaw, who survives.

Three sons: Terry and wife Crystal Shaw, Tom and wife Lisa Shaw and Tim and wife Diana Shaw, all of Buckhannon, survive him.

One stepson, Greg and wife Terry Shingleton, of Morgantown, also survives him.

Two daughters: Leisa and husband Randy Bonner, of Mt. Clare, W.Va., and Gwyn and husband Warrick Osburn, of Warrenton, Va., survive him as well.

Ten grandsons: Michael and wife Tiffany Shaw, Mitchell, Travis, T.J, and Derrick Shaw; Brooks and J.T. Osburn; and Nathan, Daniel and Michael Bonner also survive him.

Four granddaughters: Krista and Kaitlyn Shaw and Ashley and Kristen Bonner, survive him.

Three step grandchildren: Brandy, Misty and Hillary Shingleton and two step great-grandchildren, Berna Shingleton and Skyler Demidovich also survive him.

A brother, Norman W. Shaw, of Marlinton, W.Va.; a sister, Virginia Morris, of Prairieville, La.; along with several nieces and nephews survive him as well.

A sister, Mary Joyce Shaw preceded him in death.

Mr. Shaw was a carpenter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Germany. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 0148 of Alexander.

He was a member of the NRA. He was proud to be a lifelong, good, staunch, conservative Republican.

He was a member of the Rock Cave Baptist Church.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel Wednesday, July 27, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. Mr. Shaw will be moved to the Rock Cave Baptist Church Thursday, July 28, 2005, where he will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m., the funeral hour. Pastor David Jessie and Pastor Ed Lowther will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery at Selbyville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Rock Cave Baptist Family Life Center at PO Box 21, Rock Cave, WV 26234.

Elmer J. Zickefoose, 81, of Warren, Ohio, died Saturday, July 23, 2005. He was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Shinnston, a son of the late Freeman Zickefoose and Mary Johns. He was united in marriage on April 6, 1949, to Mary Simko, who survives.

Surviving are sons: David and wife Darlene Zickefoose of Warren, Robert "Buck" Zickefoose of Warren, Thomas and wife Marian Zickefoose of Canfield, Neal and wife Sue Zickefoose of Vienna, and John "Jay" and wife Penny Zickefoose of Howland; daughters: Theresa and husband Gary Johnson of Warren, and Sandra and husband Bruce Bowers of Champion; brother Willard Zickefoose of Clarksburg; sisters: Laurene Tenney of Bristolville, Kathleen Carpenter of Buckhannonn, Donice Tenney of Buckhannon, Annabel and husband Mason Hoover of Buckhannon and JoAnn Mahker of Bristolville; 19 grandchildren: Rod and wife Gretchen Zickefoose of Warren, Kris and husband Wil Oddis of Boardman, William Thompson of Warren, Raymond and wife Amy Thompson of Anchorage, Alaska, January Zickefoose of Warren, B.J. Zickefoose of Warren, David and wife Laurie Johnson of Warren, Jeremy Johnson of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Jason and wife Dawn Bowers of Middlefield, Jeremy Bowers of Champion, Heather Bowers of Mansfield, Joshua and wife Jeanna Zickefoose of Leetonia, Alan Zickefoose of Cortland, Brenna Zickefoose of Columbiana, Preston Walley and Amber Walley both of Vienna, Danielle Zickefoose and Todd Zickefoose both of Howland and Jeremy and wife Michelle Lombardo of Austintown; great-grandchildren: Tyler, Katelyn, Madison, Summer, Billy Jr., Justina, Elizabeth, Issac, Levi, Austin, Trenton, Mackensie, Joshua, Evan, Kadence, Erin, Michael, Danielle, and Jeffery.

Preceded in death by brothers: Harold and George Zickefoose, granddaughter Mary Thompson, and great-granddaughter Daisy Nicole Thompson.

Mr. Zickefoose graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School. He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy, Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class, served on NTS-San Diego, Calif., and received the following: American Arena Campaign Medal, Asiatic - Pacific Arena Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.

He was employed as an electrician for Republic Steel before retiring in 1986. Mr. Zickefoose was a life member of the VFW.

Friends will be received today, July 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service at the Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2005. The burial will follow at the Crown Hill Burial Park.

The Selby Cole Funeral Home in is charge of the arrangements.

Mary Jo Brady, 82, of Smithfield St., Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2005, at her home.

She was born June 20, 1923, in Smithfield, W.Va., a daughter of the late Homer and Effie Henderson Edgell.

She was married to Maurice Brady, who preceded her in death in 1975.

One son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Julia Brady, of Buckhannon; and one daughter and son-in-law, Janet Ann and William Buckman, also of Buckhannon, survive her.

A daughter-in-law, Jane Brady, of Weston, also survives her.

Eight grandchildren: Lisa Hosfeld, Christopher Brady, Ian Buckman, Kelley Buckman, Daniel Brady, all of Buckhannon; Elizabeth Brady, of Weston; Tim Buckman, of Morgantown; and Elaine Brady, of Port Orange, Fla., survive her as well.

Two great-grandchildren: Sydney and Max Hosfeld, both of Buckhannon; also survive her, as do several nieces and nephews.

A son, John Maxwell Brady, two brothers: Max and John Edgell and two sisters: Edith Wells and Florence Schackart preceded her in death.

Mrs. Brady was a 1943 graduate of Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in Wheeling. She was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp, serving the battlefield wounded in England.

She served as a registered nurse in several hospitals, including St. Joseph's. She also served as a public health nurse in Brevard County, Fla.

In 1971, she entered Frontier Nurse Midwifery School and became a certified nurse midwife. She traveled as a Christian missionary to several countries including China, Nepal, Liberia, Ecuador and Jamaica. She also served as a member of the Senior Center Board.

She was appointed by the Governor to be on the State Council on Aging. She was also a faithful volunteer at Camp Tommy and Upshur County schools. She was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel, Tuesday, July 26, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Interment will follow in the Point Pleasant Cemetery at Abbott.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Tommy or the Point Pleasant Cemetery, both in care of Ron Brady at Rt. 3, Box 274-B, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James J. Long, 80, of 14 Carol Street, Buckhannon, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at McGuide VA Hospital in Richmond, Va. He was born February 23, 1925 in Upshur County, a son of the late James H. Long and Eva Wilson Long. He is survived by his wife, Reta DeBarr Long, whom he married on December 6, 1952.

Also surviving are two sons, James Ira and wife Sharon Long of Coatesville, Pa. and Rolland and wife Lisa Long of Hampton, Va.; two sisters, Vesta Wilson of Rock Cave and Frena and husband Andrew Smith of Newport News, Va.; four granddaughters, Heather and husband Andrew Smith of Newport News, Va., Michelle and husband Noel Hudgins of Yorktown, Va., and Alyson Long of Newport News, Va.; four great-granddaughters, one great-grandsons, two nieces and five nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Long.

Mr. Long was a retired Navy chief in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Sand Run Baptist Church.

He was the vice president of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch No. 33. and he received his 35 year pin. He was also a member of the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion, and the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His ship, LST-348, was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Anzio and he spent two days in the water awaiting pickup.

The Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion, the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663 and DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will conduct military honors at graveside.

Friends will be received Thursday July 28, 2005 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc.

The funeral service will be held Friday, July 29, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Sand Run Baptist Church. Rev. Donald Butcher will be officiating.

Burial will take place at Upshur Memorial Park in Tennerton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Upshur County Right For Life, c/o Diana Thompson, 144 Wood St. Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Joanne D. Haney, 83, of Buckhannon died Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Holbrook's Nursing Home in Buckhannon. She was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Weston, the daughter of the late Joseph F. Hager and Reta P. Hinkle Hager. She was married to William Chester Haney, who preceded her in death April 16, 1976.

Surviving are two cousins: Shurld Hinkle of Akron, Ohio and Clark Hinkle of Jacksonville, Fla., and a friend, Morgan Perry of Buckhannon.

Joanne was a professor at Alderson-Broaddus College and attended the Hampton United Methodist Church.

The graveside service will be held 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2005 in the Hampton Church Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Ogden officiating.

The Poling St. Clair Funeral is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Vance Hibbs, 80, of Akron, Ohio and former resident of Upshur County, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2005, at the home of his daughter, following a short illness. He was born in June 1925 in Mannington, the youngest son of the late Hershel and Genevieve Hibbs. He was twice married and was preceded in death by both wives. He is survived by ten children most of whom live in the Akron area. He also is survived by one brother William Hibbs of Akron, two sisters: Pat of Mogadore, Ohio and Namoi of Michigan. Two cousins also survive him: Roger Hibbs of Buckhannon and Connie Bailey of Kesling Mill.

Mr. Hibbs resided on Little Sand Run in Upshur Co. with his parents and siblings and then entered the U.S. Army in 1943, where he served in Italy. When he returned, he found employment with the B.F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Co., where he worked until an injury forced his retirement. He then took a position as a driver for Greyhound Bus Co., a position he held for over 30 years. After that he took a position as a driver for a Professional Delivery Co., where he worked full time until just recently and finished his last trip at the end of June. He was a member of several professional and fraternal organizations in the Akron area and was a Christian by faith.

Relatives and friends were received at the Cox Funeral Home in Wadsworth, Ohio on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. today, July 27, 2005, at the funeral home on High St. in Wadsworth, Ohio. The burial with military honors will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in the name of Charles V. Hibbs to the St. Joseph's Hospice in Buckhannon.

Rose I. Westfall, 75, of Route 6 Buckhannon, died Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Arrangments are incomplete at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

David D. Jones, 67, of French Creek, formerly of West Union departed this life on Tuesday, July 26, 2005. He was born April 27, 1938, in West Union, a son of the late Edgar Hill and Grace Mlle Smith Jones. His wife, Shirley Ann Phillips Jones preceded him in death on May 29, 2005.

Surviving are his daughter Icie Riffle of Buckhannon; two sons: David D. Jones Jr. of French Creek and Larry A. Jones and wife Crystal of Buckhannon; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Janice Cox and Jacqueline Burgress both of West Union; two brothers: Edgar Smith Jones of East Canton, Ohio and James J. Jones of Fairfax, Va.

One sister, Phyllis E. Jones preceded him in death.

Mr. Jones had been employed as a heavy equipment operator in the oil and gas industry and also site preparation for residential development.

He was a member of the Elks and VFW Post No. 3663 of Buckhannon.

The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. today, July 29, 2005 in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union with Charles W. Loudin officiating. The burial will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, Crystal Lake, West Union. The visitation was held Thursday, July 28, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be also held today from 9 a.m. until the time of service in the Spurgeon Funeral Home.

The Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Britton family.

Nora Virginia Shipman Smith, 88, Glady Fork Community of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late William Lewis Dowell and Bessie Jane Corathers Dowell. In addition to her parents, also preceding her in death are first husband Clyde Reed Shipman, second husband Brenard G. Smtih, two brothers: Myers Dowell and wife Opal, and Page Dowell and wife Lillian, two sister-in-laws: Geneva Dowell and Audra Dowell, brother-in-law Robert Sowder, great niece Rhonda Shipley, and great nephew Michael Ashley.

Surviving are son Joseph W. Shipman and wife Marcia of Buckhannon; three brothers: Roy Keith Dowell, Howard Jonathan Dowell and James Robert Dowell and wife Evelyn, all of Buckhannon; two sisters: Dorothy Sowder of Buckhannon and Laura Katherine Goldsmith and husband Jack of West Virginia; two grandsons: Joseph "Joey" Shipman and Jeffrey "Jeff" Shipman both of Buckhannon; 20 nieces and nephews; and 27 great nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Smith was a sales clerk at G.C. Murphy's. She attended church at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and was a member of the Reger Chapel United Methodist Women, Brushy Fork Extension Homemakers CEOS, and VFW Post No. 3663 Ladies Auxiliary.

Friends will be received today, July 29, 2005, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at the funeral home.

The burial will follow at the Rocky Ford Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Poling St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Silbert H. Workman, 89, of Weston died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2005, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 23, 1916, in Gilmer County, a son of the late George and Bertha Hewing Workman. On April 4, 1940, he married the former Dorothy Dell Peterson, who preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 1990.

Surviving are five daughters: Sylvia H. and husband Roger Straley and Sherry H. Phillips both of Virginia Beach, Va., Shirley H. Harris of Waco, Texas, Sandra H. Wohlever of Miland, Ohio and Shelia H. and husband George Hallock of Weston; three sons: Silbert H. "Bud" and wife Darlene Workman of Rock Cave, Sebert H. "Little Bud" and wife Gail Workman of Weston and Steven H. and wife Debbie Workman of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother Junior Workman of Michigan; one sister Geneva and husband Henry Ford of Weston; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Five brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Workman was retired from the City of Weston and was a member of the Victory Assembly of God.

Friends may call at the Victory Assembly of God on Saturday, from the Victory Assembly of God with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. The burial will follow in the Machpelah Cemetery. The Floyd Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles W. "Chuck" Casto, 53, of Buckhannon died Friday night in a two vehicle accident near Corning, New York.

Chuck was a long-term veteran of the oil and gas industry. He was employed by Union Drilling, Inc. as a drilling superintendent where he was responsible for oil and gas drilling operations in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. Chuck was also an Angus cattleman.

He was the owner of The Hi C Farm and C & S Fence Supply. Chuck was a member of several cattle and farm related organizations including the Upshur County Farm Bureau, West Virginia Cattleman's Association, West Virginia Angus Association, American Angus Association and the Upshur County Livestock Association.

He and his wife Sylvia supported many area farming and land organizations in their fundraising efforts. Chuck supported the development of young people in the oil and gas industry and in the field of agriculture; he was a close friend and mentor to many young people. Chuck was the producer of several award winning Angus cattle including the 2005 Grand Champion Bull at the West Virginia Beef Expo. He enjoyed caring for and showing his Angus cattle.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia G. (Bond) Casto, a daughter Melissa and her husband Mark Stone, two granddaughters Angie Stone and Shana Adamy as well as two brothers Robert L. Casto, Robert's wife Lorena and Steven Casto. His father Robert L. Casto and his mother Ruth E. Casto preceded him in death.

Arrangements are incomplete at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

John Edward Neugebauer, 77, of Ellamore, died Friday, August 12, 2005 at his home.

He was born November 10, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Henry and Anna Zebinsky Neugebauer.

Surviving are a wife, Phyllis Corley Neugebauer; two sons Robert Neugebauer of Elyria, Ohio and Edward Neugebauer of West Lake, Ohio; two daughters Kathy Neugebauer of Medina, Ohio and Laura and husband Mike Chegan of Cleveland, Ohio; one grandson, Edward Neugebauer, Jr. of North Ridgeville, Ohio; and a step-daughter Theresa Stencil of Cleveland, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Kathleen Ryan Neugebauer.

Mr. Neugebauer was a tool and die maker and had served in the United States Air Force.

He was a member of the St. Clarence Catholic Church of North Olmstead, Ohio.

Friends will be received today, August 15, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with Father James McCafferty officiating.

Burial will follow in the Salem Ridge Church Cemetery in Rock Cave.

Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, American Legion Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7, and DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

Ronald Lynn Winemiller, 56, of Rt. 4, Buckhannon , died Sunday, August 28, 2005 at his home under the care of Peoples Hospice. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

Mabelle Grace Cokeley Sharp, 83, of Buckhannon died peacefully at her home on Thursday, August 25, 2005. She was born May 10, 1922, in Harrisville (Ritchie Co.) the daughter of the late Lon L. Cokeley and Blanche Watkins Cokeley.

She is survived by her husband, Herbert L. Sharp of Buckhannon; two daughters: Norrine Kay Scherler of Somerset, N.J. and her husband William and Cathy J. Sharp of Woodside, N.Y.; three sons: Steven L. Sharp and wife Kathy of Poolesville, Md., Gary D. Sharp and wife Jamie of Charles Town, W.Va., and Kevin R. Sharp and wife Vicki of Buckhannon. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Laura Scherler of Arlington, Va., Kate Scherler of Brooklyn, N.Y., David Scherler of Somerset, N.J., Allison and Alicia Sharp both of Buckhannon and twin grandsons: Adam and Austin Sharp both of Charles Town, plus numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two brothers: William L. Cokeley and wife Madeline of Issaquah, Wash. and George Cokeley of St. Mary's, W.Va. and a sister Ruth Cokeley Carlson of Frederick, Md. She was preceded in death by a sister Marie Cokeley and brother Robert Cokeley, plus a sister-in-law Edna Cokeley and brother-in-law Dale Carlson. Helen Summers Cokeley, of Harrisville, W.Va., widow of her brother Robert, has been like a sister to Mrs Sharp.

Better known as "Mabe," she attended the public schools of Ritchie Co., and graduated from Harrisville High School in 1940. She earned a Smith/Hughes B.S. degree in home economics from WVU in 1944 and taught home economics in schools in Sandyville and Cairo, W.Va., Lansing, Mich., and Buckhannon before retiring in 1986.

She was a master seamstress and loved to make her own clothes as well as for her daughters and others. She was a active member of the First United Methodist Church, where she served on several committees, was a Lois Circle Leader for 10 years and a member of the Wesley Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Fred Brooks Garden Club; Buckhannon Women's Club, W.Va. Professional Educators Association, Kappa Phi Educational Honorary, Upshur Co. Retired Teachers Association, and associate member of the Emeritus Club of W.Va. Wesleyan College, as well as two bridge clubs. She was also an honorary lifetime member of the St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

She loved to work with flowers around the home, and reading and needlecraft were her hobbies. Her special loves were her five children and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the scholarship fund at the First United Methodist Church, 52 S. Florida St., Buckhannon WV 26201, or to a charity of your choice in her memory.

Visitation was held Saturday, August 27 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service was held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 28, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Billie Scott Mick officiating.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary Lee Wamsley, 59, of Seville, Ohio, died Thursday, August 18, 2005, at Medina General Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Feb. 26, 1946, at his home in Sand Run, W.Va., a son of Lloyd and Edna (Clark) Wamsley Hefner.

Gary was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Westinghouse for many years until it closed and then he went to Volvo in Orrville up until his illness.

Gary is survived by his wife, Annie Wamsley, of Seville; sons Willie and Gary Lee Wamsley, of Mansfield, Ohio; and daughters Patricia Wamsley, of Shenandoah, Ohio; and Lisa Leguillon, of Seville, Ohio.

Grandchildren Myranda and Mason, of Shenandoah, brothers Mike Hefner, of Marlinton, W.Va.; and Stephen Hefner, of Arlington, Va.; also survive him.

Sisters: Helen Layman and Freda Jackson, of Marlinton, W.Va. and many nieces and nephews survive him as well.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather Fred Hefner, brother Freddie Hefner, sister Patricia Hefner, and cousin Mark Pifer.

Cremation has taken place with no service, per his wishes.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Northern Ohio Chapter, 902 Westpoint Parkway, Suite 300, Cleveland, OH 44145, 440-617-2873 (www.lls.ord/noh).

Special thanks to Dr. Bhatt and Dr. Khandelwal and their offices staffs, as well as the oncology nurses and staff at Medina General Hospital.

Thanks to all his hometown family and friends for their cards, thoughts and prayers.

We appreciate each and every one of you.

Belinda D'Anne Morlock, 47, of French Creek, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at her home.

She was born Aug. 26, 1957, in Philippi, a daughter of James Edward and Dorothy Ellen Walls Gaston, of Morgantown.

She was united in marriage to Bryan Morlock, who survives.

In addition to her mother, father and husband, three brothers: William H. Gaston, of Morgantown; Raymond Parrish Gaston, of Morgantown and Paul Rollins Gaston, also of Morgantown, survive her.

A son, Paul Crumrine, of Morgantown, and a daughter, Bridgette Crumrine, of New Martinsville, W.Va., also survive her.

A granddaughter, Molly Crumrine, of Buckhannon, survives her as well.

A sister, Lou Ellen Goodwin, of Morgantown, survives her, as does a paternal grandmother, Wilma Frances "Billie" Gaston, of Bridgeport.

Mrs. Morlock was a cashier for Wal-Mart.

Friends will be received Sunday, August 28, 2005, from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Buckhannon Memorial Park.

Onal Dewey Morrison, 78, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away Sunday, August 21, 2005.

He was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Kanawha Head, the son of the late Willis Wade Morrison and Martha Alice Taylor.

He was united in marriage to Edna Mae Hill Morrison, of Lakeland, Fla.; who survives.

Four sons: Dennis, Chris, Oliver and Shawn and wife Anne, all of Lakeland, Fla., also survive him.

Three daughters: Kathy and husband Manuel Gagianas, of Pennsylvania; Shari and husband Dave Marinkovic, also of Pennsylvania; and Eleanor Hostetler and husband Jim, of Pennsylvania survive him as well.

Two sisters: Genevieve Gregory, of Pennsylvania, and Iva Waugh, of Buckhannon, also survive him.

Eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive him as well.

Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, from 4 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Patrick Weber officiating.

Burial will take place at the Heavner Cemetery.

Rerun at the request of the family.

Erma Griffin passed away at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, after a long illness. Arrangements were made for a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at the Greene-Robertson Funeral Home at 600 Riverview Drive, Sutton, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Erma Griffin Bluegrass Music Scholarship Fund at Glenville State College.

There will be no public funeral, however, the family will hold a graveside service at the Groves Cemetery in Summersville, today, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at 2 p.m.

A memorial celebration is being planned and will be held during the Stonewall Jackson Jubilee at Jackson's Mill on Saturday morning, Sept. 3.

The exact time has not been set.

Donald Glenn Cunningham, also known as John Tilghman Cunningham, 66, of Laguna Woods, Calif., and formerly of Upshur County, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2005.

He was born May 24, 1939, in Montana, the son of the late Forest Glenn and Mabel Loudin Cunningham.

His wife, Valerie Hack Cunningham, of Laguna Woods, Calif., survives him.

A son, Daniel Cunningham, of Rock Hill, S.C., and a daughter, Margaret Cunningham Fleet, also of Rock Hill, S.C. survive him.

A brother, Ronald Cunningham and wife Becky, of Baltimore, Md., survive him as well.

Three nieces: Candace, Celeste and Sonya also survive him.

Mr. Cunningham was a member of the Rotary Club, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as being a diplomat in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

He was a minister in the American Baptist Church and the United Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was posted in Morocco as a cryptographer.

He had been Chaplin and mental health counselor in the VA hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

A memorial service was held Saturday, August 20, 2005, at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Sue Lowther officiating.

Mr. Cunningham's cremains will be interned in the Upshur County Memorial Park in Tennerton.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Silbert H. Workman, 89, of Weston died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2005, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 23, 1916, in Gilmer County, a son of the late George and Bertha Hewing Workman. On April 4, 1940, he married the former Dorothy Dell Peterson, who preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 1990.

Surviving are five daughters: Sylvia H. and husband Roger Straley and Sherry H. Phillips both of Virginia Beach, Va., Shirley H. Harris of Waco, Texas, Sandra H. Wohlever of Miland, Ohio and Shelia H. and husband George Hallock of Weston; three sons: Silbert H. "Bud" and wife Darlene Workman of Rock Cave, Sebert H. "Little Bud" and wife Gail Workman of Weston and Steven H. and wife Debbie Workman of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother Junior Workman of Michigan; one sister Geneva and husband Henry Ford of Weston; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Five brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Workman was retired from the City of Weston and was a member of the Victory Assembly of God.

Friends may call at the Victory Assembly of God on Saturday, from the Victory Assembly of God with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. The burial will follow in the Machpelah Cemetery. The Floyd Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Johnnie Wilson Chapman, 85, of West Milflin, Pa. departed this life 5:30 a.m., Monday, August 29, 2005, at HCR Manor Care in Bethel Park, Pa.

He was born April 27, 1920, in Upshur County, a son of the late John Richard and Vina Chapman. On October 7, 1945, he was united in marriage to the former Imogene Coontz who survives at their residence.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Chapman is survived by one son Charles Robert Chapman and wife Pattie of West Moreland, Pa.; two daughters: Dianne Chapman Blank and husband John of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Madaline Carrol Toci and husband Richard of Eighty-four, Pa.; one sister Ruth Fisher of Glenville, W.Va.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by 17 siblings.

Mr. Chapman was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army for six years, and was honorably discharged as Master Sergeant. He retired from U.S. Steel of Homestead, Pa. in 1984. He was a former member of the Lambert Chapel United Methodist Church near Belington.

Friends will be received today, August 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg Street in Belington. The graveside service will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Lambert Chapel Cemetery near Belington with the Rev. Arden Beck officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #44 of Philippi and the burial will follow.

The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may also be made to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 102454 Atlanta, GA 30368.

Ronald Lynn Winemiller, 56, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, August 28, 2005, at his home under the care of People's Hospice. He was born May 12, 1949, in Upshur County, a son of the late Jeff William and Anna Lee Smallridge Winemiller.

He was united in marriage on Jan. 6, 1990, to Monica Wilfong Winemiller, who survives. He is also survived by three sons: Jeff Winemiller, Scott Winemiller and Josh Winemiller all of Buckhannon; four grandchildren: Kaleb, Xoc, Star and Teagan Winemiller; three step-grandchildren: Joey, Brittany and Casey Carpenter; one brother John W. Winemiller of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; one sister JoAnne Elbon of Hinkleville; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Winemiller was an avid outdoorsman; he was employed at A.E. Inc. in Buckhannon. He was a member of the Franklin Lodge No. 7 AF and AM. He was a member of the Buckhannon Chapter 18 Order of Eastern Star, Upshur County Shrine Club, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and member of the Osiris Temple of Wheeling. He was a member of the Wheeling and Clarksburg Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church.

Friends were received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, August 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held today 11 a.m., August 31 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Laurie McCormick, Pastor Rodger McCormick and Pastor Mark Davis officiating. The burial will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Park. The Franklin Lodge No. 7 AF and AM will conduct graveside services.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association of W.Va. at PO Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339-3980.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel of Tennerton is in charge of the arrangements.

Earl E. Roby, 44, of Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born Feb. 22, 1961, a son of the late Gail Winford Roby and Winnie Williams Roby Queen, of Buckhannon, who survives.

In addition to his mother and stepfather, James B. Queen, of Buckhannon; two daughters: Casandra Roby and Jessica Roby, both of Middlefield, Ohio; also survive him.

A son, Earl Roby Jr., also of Middlefield, Ohio, survives him as well.

Three brothers: Kenneth Roby, of Buckhannon; Arnel Roby, of Huntsburg, Ohio; and Richard Roby, of Buckhannon, also survive Mr. Roby.

Four sisters: Marie Bond, of Frenchton; Patricia Wolfe, of Buckhannon; Loretta Mooney, of Farmington, W.Va.; and Vickie Kalogeras, of Middlefield, Ohio; survive him as well.

Two stepbrothers: James Lee Bailey, of Baltimore, Md.; and Kenneth A. Bailey, of Painesville, Ohio; survive him.

Several nieces and nephews also survive Mr. Roby.

Friends will be received Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Cecil Williams officiating.

Burial will take place at Big Bend Cemetery in French Creek.

Thomas F. Weaver, Jr., 72, of Buckhannon passed away Thursday, September 1, 2005 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born January 30, 1933 in Buckhannon, the son of the late Thomas F. Weaver Sr. and Mabel B. Hinchman Weaver. On December 12, 1953, he married Clara Nell Rush Weaver who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Thomas F. Weaver III and wife Glenna of Pickerington, Ohio; Russell L. "Rusty" Weaver and wife Linda of French Creek; one brother, Robert H. Weaver and wife Jan of Stevens Point, Wis.; one sister, Jenny Belle Kiel and husband Gerald of Houston, Texas; one sister-in-law, Eleanor Weaver of Morgantown; three granddaughters, Laura Weaver May and Amy Weaver, both of Lexington, Ky. and Carol Weaver Brickey of Grayson, Ky.; two grandsons, Richard Weaver of Buckhannon and Nicholas Weaver of French Creek; two great-granddaughters, Tara Weaver and Abby Weaver, both of Buckhannon; and a great-grandson, Adam Weaver of Buckhannon.

A brother, James E. Weaver, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Weaver was a land surveyor for Equitable Resources. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Buckhannon Lions Club and the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion.

Friends will be received Sunday, September 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held, Monday, September 5 at 11 a.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with Rev. Billee Scott Mick officiating.

Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery. Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663 and the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion will perform graveside rites.

Wilma Jean Wolfe, 81 of Frederick, Maryland died Sunday, August 21, 2005 at Northampton Manor Health Care Center in Frederick.

Born October 2, 1923 in Buckhannon, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late Vernon Clyde Riggs and Delta Tallman Riggs.

Wilma enjoyed reading and quilting.

She is survived by four children, Arletta Gilbert and husband Dorsey of Frederick, MD, Connie Eichelberger and husband Whitey of Middletown, MD, Rickie C. Wolfe and wife Jan of Brussels, Wisconsin, Jimmy V. Wolfe and wife Kim of White House, Tenn., 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. R. Thomas Fralin officiating.

Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northampton Manor Health Care Center Auxiliary, 200 East 16th Street, Frederick, MD 21701.

Online condolences may be shared at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

Ernest H. Samples, 78, of Louisville, Kentucky died Thursday, September 1, 2005.

He was a native of Rock Cave, West Virginia, an Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean War, retired from the old Naval Ordnance and a graduate of the University of Louisville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Brooks Samples.

He is survivfed by his daughters, Marcia Rowland, Cheryl Hoerter and Bonnie Bond; his companion, Marcia Sympson; four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Those wishing to share memories of Ernie are invited to meet from noon-2 p.m. on Sunday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky.

The family requests that expression of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina Relief.

Mr. Johnnie Wilson Chapman, 85, of West Milflin, Pa. departed this life 5:30 a.m., Monday, August 29, 2005, at HCR Manor Care in Bethel Park, Pa.

He was born April 27, 1920, in Upshur County, a son of the late John Richard and Vina Chapman. On October 7, 1945, he was united in marriage to the former Imogene Coontz who survives at their residence.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Chapman is survived by one son Charles Robert Chapman and wife Pattie of West Moreland, Pa.; two daughters: Dianne Chapman Blank and husband John of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Madaline Carrol Toci and husband Richard of Eighty-four, Pa.; one sister Ruth Fisher of Glenville, W.Va.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by 17 siblings.

Mr. Chapman was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army for six years, and was honorably discharged as Master Sergeant. He retired from U.S. Steel of Homestead, Pa. in 1984. He was a former member of the Lambert Chapel United Methodist Church near Belington.

Friends will be received today, August 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg Street in Belington. The graveside service will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Lambert Chapel Cemetery near Belington with the Rev. Arden Beck officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #44 of Philippi and the burial will follow.

The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may also be made to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 102454 Atlanta, GA 30368.

William James "Billy" Corathers, 31, of Front Royal died Monday, September 5, 2005 at Winchester Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 1 p.m. at Front Royal United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Gary Heaton.

Mr. Corathers was born October 26, 1973 in Ohio son of Charles Corathers of Chester Gap and Mary Cobb Hadsock of Buckhannon. He was a carpenter and worked for Action Home Construction.

Surviving along with his parents are his wife Brandy Lynn McCabe Corathers of Front Royal; four children Levi James Corathers, Kayla Ann Corathers, Taylor Dawn Corathers, and Chance Nathan Corathers all of Front Royal; two brothers Charles David Corathers of Front Royal and Michael Shawn Corathers of Buckhannon; one half- brother Anthony Brian Corathers of Chester Gap; two half-sisters Misty Lee Corathers of Stanley, Va. and Elizabeth Pearl Corathers of Winchester; a step-father Arthur Hadsock of Buckhannon; a step mother Eleanor Corathers of Chester Gap; and a maternal grandmother Wilda Louise Landis of Buckhannon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Neuroscience Department, Winchester Medical Center, 1840 Amherst St., Second Floor, Winchester VA 22601.

Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal is in charge of arrangements.

Donna Dae Burnside, 61, of Rock Cave died Sunday, September 4, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston. She was born April 14, 1944, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Ferry and Vera Cutlip Anderson. She is survived by three sons: Mark Burnside and John Burnside both of Rock Cave, and Edward Burnside of Selbyville; two daughters: Vickie Williams of Buckhannon and Sheila Shannon of Rock Cave; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers: Larry Anderson and Harry Anderson both of Rock Cave and two sisters: Rita Huffman and Mary Russell both of Buckhannon.

Donna attended the Canaan Community Church.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Thursday, September 8, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ms. Burnsider will be moved to the Salem United Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 9 where she will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 11a.m., the funeral hour with the Rev. Dave Bickel officiating.

The burial will follow in the Salem Ridge Cemetery. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gertrude Rae Fletcher, 65, of Buckhannon died Monday, September 5, 2005, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon.

She was born June 25, 1940, in Ellamore, the daughter of the late Clark Morris Fletcher and Anna Kimble Fletcher of Buckhannon.

Surviving are her mother Anna Fletcher of Buckhannon; two sisters: Pauline Edmonds of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Thelma Tucker of Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Clark Morris Fletcher and a brother Claude M. Fletcher.

Ms. Fletcher was a member at the Sand Run Baptist Church in Buckhannon.

Friends were received Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held today 10 a.m., Sept. 7, at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. The burial will follow at the Big Bend Church Cemetery in Sago.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements

Thomas Allen Kuhns, 52, of Buckhannon, passed away August 12, 2005, at Stonecoal Lake in Upshur County.

He was born Dec. 18, 1953, in Barton, N.Y. the son of Harold and Margaret Johnson Kuhns, of New York, who survive.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Harold Kuhns Jr. and a nephew, Bill Kuhns, survive him.

A special companion Rebecca Tenney, along with several other special friends survive him as well.

A brother William Kuhns Sr. preceded him in death.

Mr. Kuhns was a Catholic by faith. He worked for Dominion Gas. Mr. Kuhns was a member of the NRA. He was an Army Paratrooper during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Kuhns' remains will be cremated and a private family service will be held. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Maxine D. Lee, 60, of Rock Cave died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born May 5, 1945, in Excelsior, the daughter of the late Charles Goodwin and Martha Shreve Goodwin. On July 2, 1988, she married Johnnie A. Lee who survives.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Goodwin and a granddaughter, Brook Lee.

Surviving in addition to her husband are daughter Katrina Myers, of Rock Cave; son Jack A. Myers and wife Crissy, of Buckhannon; step-daughter Pamela McNemar and husband Robert, of Buckhannon; step-son Jon B. Lee, of Rock Cave; two grandsons, Levi Myers and Kaleb McNemar, of Buckhannon; granddaughter Kristen Dye, of Buckhannon; brother Sherman Goodwin and wife Connie, of Stonewood; three sisters Eileen Casto and husband Robert, of Volga; Betty Waugh and husband Darrel, of Clarksburg; and Marjorie Chewning and husband Arnold, of Buckhannon; sister-in-law Ima Jean Goodwin, of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Lee had been a weaver at Alcon Labels and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 7 Ladies Auxiliary.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 15, 2005, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 16, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Sue Lowther presiding. Burial will follow in Buckhannon Veterans Cemetery.

The American Legion Post No. 7 Women's Auxiliary will conduct graveside rites.

Cecil J. Peck, 77, of French Creek died Sunday, September 11, 2005, at his home. He was born April 29, 1928, in Goshen, W.Va., the son of the late Arthur Peck and Bessie McCartney Peck. Three brothers: Denzil, Amos and Hurlden Peck also preceded him in death.

Surviving are campanion Goldie (Neal) Dean of French Creek; two sons: Cecil E. Peck and Ronald J. Peck both of Buckhannon; two daughters: Nancy Woodell and Marlene Lane both of Buckhannon; brother Doy Peck of Medina, Ohio; two sisters: Dorthy McCie of French Creek and Victoria Masterson of Medina, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Peck was a laborer for Coastal Lumber.

Friends were received Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral will be held 2 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Davis officiating. The burial will follow at the Canaan Church Cemetery in Canaan.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosland G. Hoover, 87, of Buckhannon died Sunday, September 11, 2005, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. She was born April 8, 1918, in Erwin, W.Va., the daughter of the late Gunnard Johnson and Flossie B. Pennington Johnson.

She was united in marriage on March 28, 1997, to Clyde Hoover, who survives. Also surviving are two sons: Roger Dale Bonner and Harold Lee Bonner of Wellington, Ohio; two grandsons: Rodney Dale Bonner of Wakeman, Ohio and Robert Bonner of Salem, W.Va.; granddaughter Nicole Thomas of Wellington, Ohio; stepdaughter Martha Neil of Columbus, Ohio; step granddaughter Amanda of Dayton, Ohio; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, first husband Edgar Bonner; second husband Junior L. Phillips; three sisters: Wilma Bunnell, Erma Jean Logan, and twin sister Rosella Maxine Johnson; and two brothers: Everett and Virgil Leon Johnson preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hoover was a nurse's aid and Pentecostal by faith.

Friends were received Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. today, Sept. 14, 2005, at the funeral home with the Rev. Tim Lewis officiating. The burial will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons, W.Va.

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Celia Imogene Riffle, 78, of French Creek died Monday, September 12, 2005 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital. She was born June 30,1927, the daughter of the late Ulysses Grant Waugh and Ruby Mae Murphy Waugh. On November 5, 1942, she married Charles Robert Riffle who died on October 19, 2003.

Surviving are two daughters Carolyn Sue Cutright of French Creek and Judith Ann Crouthamel of Hatboro, Pa.; three sons Gary Riffle and Stanley Riffle, both of French Creek, and Roger Riffle; 12 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Riffle was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ross.

Mrs. Riffle was a homemaker and a member of Rock Cave Baptist Church.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Jesse officiating. Burial will follow in Boggs Cemetery in Eden.

William R. Suttle, 71, of Fort Myers passed away on Monday, September 12, 2005. He was born on October 12, 1933 in Weston to Enos and Elsie Burkhammer Suttle. He served his country in the USAF, retiring in 1973 with 21 years of service. He had resided here since 1988 and was employed with Val Ward Cadillac and Bob Taylor Chevrolet.

His parents, one brother and one sister preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Evelyn; his children, Kathryn Rice, Jodi Suttle and Jeff Suttle; stepchildren David Marsh and Timothy Marsh Jr.; five sisters, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Private arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.

Doris Jean Post Poinsett, 76, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, September 11, 2005 at Cassey House Hospice Center, Rockville, Md. She was the daughter of the late Orestes and Clara Ercle Strader Post. She was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Buckhannon and was a graduate of W.Va. Wesleyan College. She was with Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. for nearly 18 years. There she was employed as a computer programmer and project manager.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Benjamin F. Poinsett. Also surviving are two brothers: Orestes Post Jr. and wife Jeanne of Leesburg, Fla. and Robert R. Post and wife Peggy of Salem; one sister Neva Faulkner and husband Millard of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

For most of their lives Doris and Ben resided in the Washington, D.C. area. Doris is author of three genealogies: Valentin Pfost/Post, 1740-1800, of Hardy County, (West) Virginia and Some of His Descendants, published in 1989; John/Jean Poinset (by 1739) of Burlington, New Jersey ~ Pierre Poinset L'aine' (1699) of Charles Town, South Carolina and Some of Their Descendants, published in 1998; and David Lewis (1750 - 1798) and Joannah Trundle (1754 - 1810) from Frederick County, Maryland to Harrison County, (West) Virginia: Some Ancestors and Descendants, published in 2002. In 1991 Valentin Pfost/Post received the American Society of Genealogist's Donald Lines Jacobus Award for Excellence. In 2003 she received a State of West Virginia History Hero Certificate for support of historical programs and services.

She was a member of the National Genealogical Society, Maryland State Society DAR, Montgomery County (Md.) Historical Society, Upshur County (W.Va.) Historical Society, and Hacker's Creek (W.Va.) Pioneer Descendants, Nicholas and Mary (Propst) Heavner, buried at Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon are her third great-grandparents and she descends from many other early settlers of central West Virginia.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Upshur County Historical Society, PO Box 2082, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 15, 2005, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The graveside service and burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Billee Scott Mick officiating.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Beulah B. Shomo, 94, of Buckhannon died Friday, September 09, 2005, at Holbrook's Nursing Home in Buckhannon. She was born March 17, 1911, in Jackson County, W.Va., the daughter of the late John Claudus Brammer and Carrie Wagner Brammer.

She was united in marriage on Dec. 24, 1931, to the late David French Shomo, who preceded her in death on April 25, 1982.

In addition to her parents and husband, two brothers and one sister also precede her in death: Harold and Orville Brammer, and Irene Brammer.

Surviving are son John R. and wife Sylvia Shomo of Brentwood, Tenn.; two grandsons: David D. Johnson of Eddington, Maine and Michael L. Shomo of Franklin, Tenn.; three granddaughters: Dr. Donna (Johnson) Pumphrey of Bentonville, Ark., Kelly (Johnson) Eqnitz of Ashland, Mass., and Renee (Shomo) Baca of Lilburn, Ga,; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Shomo was an Upshur County magistrate. She was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Business and Professional Women, United Methodist Women, Chapel Hill Choir, Farm Bureau, and St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, Wesleyan College Club and was an avid bowler.

Upshur County has lost a very special lady with the passing of Beulah Shomo. Beulah was known by her wonderful dedication to family, church, and community. She was very active with community and church events and attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Beulah loved her family and traveled with them whenever possible. She loved her church and loved to sing in the church choir. Beulah was recognized as a 50-year choir member, and was a teacher and an officer in the church for many years. Beulah was very active with the Business and Professional Women and was awarded the Pearl Jett BPW Spirit award for meeting and exceeding her obligation and consistently surpassing the expectations of her local organization. She also received the state BPW Key Award and the local BPW Woman of the Year award in 2002. Beulah was a magistrate for Upshur County and served with dedication, fairness and compassion.

Beulah's hobbies during the last fifty years included bowling, writing, and baking her famous Texas Sheet cakes, which were donated to various church and community organizations. Beulah was a wonderful friend and role model for many who knew her and will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Friends will be received today, Sept. 12, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005 at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. The burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund in memory of Beulah B. Shomo.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Hallie (Hazel) Sines, 72, of Buckhannon died Saturday, September 10, 2005, at her home. She was born May 10, 1933, in Kanawha Head, the daughter of the late Orval Sines and Eliza Mae Humphrey Sines. She was preceded in death by a daughter Betty Sines, brother James Howard and grandson Jeremy Sines.

Surviving are three sons: Ray and wife Kim Sines of Buckhannon, Les and wife Alene Sines of French Creek and Glen and wife Stacey Sines of Round Hill, Va.; sister Mary Cogar of Selbysville, two brothers: Hayes Isenhart of Spencer and John Howard of Holly Grove; and eight grandchildren.

Ms. Sines was a homemaker.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Lowther officiating. The burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Willard G. "Jim" Demastes, 77, of French Creek died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Charles Town, W.Va. He was born July 4, 1928, the son of the late Howard Demastes and Iva Pearl Rice Demastes. He was married to the late Margaret Frances Fidler Demastes.

A brother John Demastes and sister Betty Fidler also preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons: Richard H. Demastes of Buckhannon, Jimmy Wayne Demastes of Louisville, Tenn., and Robert Gale Demastes of Charles Town, W.Va.; daughter Timandra Lindsey of Maryville, Tenn., sister Marjorie Farkas of Goodlettesville, Tenn., 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Demastes was a carpenter and attended the Rock Cave Baptist Church.

Friends will be received today, Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling -St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at the funeral home with the Rev. David Jesse officiating. The burial will follow at the Rice Cemetery in Canaan, W.Va.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kevin D. Beckner, 38, of Volga passed away Thursday, September 15, 2005, in the Charleston Area Medical Center. He was born July 17, 1967, in Buckhannon, a son of the late James McClain and Ellen Marie Ware McClain, who survives at Volga.

Also surviving are special friend and companion Terri Shaw and family of Philippi; one daughter Ashley Beckner of Teter; three aunts: Evelyn Lemastes of Fairmont, Brenda Hickman of Buckhannon and Kathy Jo Haid of Ohio; one uncle Larry Ware of Buckhannon; a special gift from God: Gailene and husband Terry Knicley of Hodgesville.

He was preceded in death by one sister Misty McClain and two infant siblings.

Mr. Beckner worked for Neels Fencing of Bridgeport as a laborer. He served in the National Guard then enlisted in the US Army from 1988-90. He was an inactive member of the Philippi Fire Dept. and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a Methodist by faith.

Friends were received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi on Saturday, September 17, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour with the Rev. Bonnie Starkey officiating.

The burial will follow in the Mount Lebanon Cemetery with the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post #44 conducting military rites.

The Wright Funeral Home of Philippi is in charge of the arrangements.

Lolita Sophiah Loudin, 87, of Roanoke died Thursday, September 15, 2005, at the home of her great niece in Roanoke.

She was born Oct. 17, 1917, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Fred Miles and Ella Casto Miles Hawkins. She was united in marriage on April 9, 1939, to the late Alvin Gayle Loudin, who preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1966. A sister, Chlotile (Miles) Adams also preceded her in death.

Surviving are niece Emma Adams Wilson of Cross Lanes; great niece Lisa Posey and husband Thomas L. of Roanoke; great nephew David A. Wilson Jr. of Durham, N.C.; two great-great nieces: Kortney Posey and Katelyn Lough both of Roanoke; great-great nephew Carl Posey of Roanoke; foster great-great-nephew John M. Stevens, of Roanoke; and other family members are Carla Toothman and husband Danny and family of Houston, Texas.

Mrs. Loudin was a homemaker, a member of the French Creek United Methodist Church and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the Pythian Sisters of Clarksburg.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the funeral home with the Rev. Sue Lowther officiating.

The burial will follow at the French Creek Presbyterian Cemetery in French Creek. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Robert Arbogast, 59, of Fredericksburg, Va.; passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at his residence following a sudden illness.

He was born January 27, 1946, in Weston, the son of Avah Evangaline Hornbeck Arbogast, who survives and resides in Jane Lew at Crestview Manor; and the late Matthew Joseph Arbogast Sr.

A daughter, Melissa Riley and husband Kevin, of Weston, survives Mr. Arbogast, as does a grandchild, Tori Shea Riley, also of Weston.

Two sisters: Margaret Ann Watson and husband Kent, of Missoula, Mont.; and Avah Stalnaker and husband Jerry, of Weston; also survive him.

Two brothers: David Arbogast and wife Betty, of Roanoke, Va.; and George Arbogast and wife Karen, of Stittsville, N.Y.; survive him as well.

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive him.

A brother, Matthew Joseph Arbogast Jr., preceded him in death.

Mr. Arbogast was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School Class of 1967. He graduated from W.Va. Wesleyan College in 1978 with a B.A. degree in criminal justice. In 1985, he graduated from WVU with a master's degree in public administration.

He was employed by the W.Va. Department of Transportation as an inspector with the Department of Highways from 1970 until 1976. He was then employed by the W.Va. Supreme Court of Appeals as a probation office for Lewis and Upshur counties and later for Monangalia County. He later was employed by the Va. Department of Corrections for Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond and Fredericksburg, Va.

In 1976 he was honored by the Jaycees as Man of the Year for Lewis County. He loved photography, hunting, fishing and reading.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at the funeral home with Rev. Stephen White officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Union Cemetery in Upshur County.

Boyle Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements.

Scott Edwin Crites, 81, of Adrian died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2005, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Upshur County, a son of the late Fred and Edith Burr Crites. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Thelma Ware Crites, who he married on Nov. 12, 1946.

Also surviving are one daughter Deanna Kay Young and one son David Edwin Crites both of Evergreen-Alton Rd.; three grandchildren: Sherry Ann Holley and husband Jonathan of Hodgesville, John Scott Young of the Evergreen-Alton Rd., and Jennifer Beth Christakes and husband Augustus of Hampstead, N.C.; four great-grandchildren: Anthony Frederick Scott Holley and Shayna Hope Holley of Hodgesville and Samantha Renee and Corey David Christakes of Hampstead; one sister Lois Crites Beery and husband Don of French Creek. He was preceded in death by two brothers Creed Crites and Loren (Buck) Crites and two sisters Zelma Lemons and Lorene Teets.

Mr. Crites served in World War II with the 3rd Armored Division, in the famous "Spearhead" Division, which landed on Omaha Beach, and served under General Patton throughout Europe. He was a familiar face in Upshur County when operating stores in Adrian and Hinkleville.

He retired in 1986 as a school bus driver for the Upshur County School System.

Friends were received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held 11a.m. today, Sept. 19, 2005 at the funeral chapel with Pastor Holly J. Hoover and the Rev. Robert Heavner officiating.

The burial will follow in the Laurel Fork Cemetery.

The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion and the DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Laurel Fork Church in care of Mary Smith at Rt. 2, Box 250, French Creek, WV 26218.

The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Marie Hoops, 81, of Buckhannon died Thursday, September 15, 2005, in the Holbrook Nursing Home following an extended illness.

She was born May 6, 1924, in Fredricktown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Laurin and Ruth Larimore Phillips.

Surviving are three daughters: Nancy Jackson of Ind., Judith Tenney and Kathryn Conley both of Tallmansville; two sons: Thomas Hoops of Texas and Alan Hoops of Calif.; two sisters: Carolyn Goldsmith and Shirley Phillips both of Ohio; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hoops had been a devoted youth volunteer, Girl Scout Leader, and Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the First Church of God in Anderson, Ind.

The graveside services were held 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 from the Cutright Chapel Cemetery on the Tallmansville Road.

George O. "Joe" Zickefoose, 79, of the Etna Community in French Creek; passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at his home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice.

He was born April 22, 1926, in Shinnston, W.Va., the son of the late Alpha and Elsie Grace Moats Zickefoose.

Mr. Zickefoose moved to Selbyville in 1940.

His wife of 57 years, Violet June Page Zickefoose, whom he married on Dec. 2, 1947, survives him. Three daughters: Judy Brady and friend Dr. Al Paz, of Buckhannon; Brenda Lewis Phipps and husband James, of French Creek, and Joyce Carpenter and husband Allen, of Rock Cave, survive him.

Five grandchildren: Beverly Brady Price, Jodi Carpenter Nelson, June Lewis Coffman, Stacy Carpenter and Patrick Carpenter also survive him.

Two great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, two step great-great-grandchildren and four sisters: Glenny Pringle, of Monaca, Pa.; Gazelle Hammick, Bertie Dean and Margaret Orsburn, all of Buckhannon; survive him as well.

A brother, Leon Zickefoose, of Hackers Creek, also survives him. A sister-in-law, Willowdean Zickefoose, of Fulton, Kty.; survives him as well. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.

Three brothers: Dickie Zickefoose, Calvin Zickefoose and Ted Zickefoose, along with two sisters: Lemoyne Page and Oleta Collins preceded him in death.

Mr. Zickefoose was a member of the UMWA, the American Legion Post No. 148, the French Creek DAV Chapter No. 36, the Masonic Lodge No. 81 AF and AM of Rock Cave, the Lions Club and the Highland District No. 29-1.

He was a charter member of the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Department. He was a board member for the James Curry Library. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the European Theater with the 3rd Division. He attended the Newlon UM Church. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and camping.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Robert Heavner, Rev. Conrad Tenney and James Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Selbyville.

The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion and DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will conduct military honors at graveside.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newlon UM Church in care of Violet Zickefoose at Rt. 1, Box 90A, French Creek, WV 26218.

Ralph J. Bailey, 76, of Buckhannon, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at Holbrook's Nursing Home.

He was born Sept. 2, 1929, in Upshur County, the son of the late Ralph Bailey and Nina Bailey-Claypool (Shipman) Grose. He was united in marriage July 5, 1964, to Connie Toll Bailey, who survives and resides in Buckhannon.

In addition to his wife, a son, Kevin R. Bailey, of Buckhannon, survives him. Mr. Bailey's stepfather, Clyde Grose, of Buckhannon, also survives him.

Two brothers: Harold D. Bailey and wife Elaine, of Buckhannon, and Robert M. Bailey, of Santa Barbara, Calif., survive him as well.

In addition to his father and mother, stepfather Bernard Claypool, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Bailey was a meter reader for Buckhannon.

He was a member of the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association.

Friends will be received Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral will be held Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Poling officiating.

Burial will take place at the Heavner Cemetery.

The Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion, the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663 and DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will provide graveside rites.

Ione Dunn, 85, of Buckhannon died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital Extended Care. She was born Feb. 22, 1920, the daughter of the late Hugh Dunn and Mabel Hines Dunn. A sister, Ruth Powers, and two half brothers: Amos Dunn and Guy Dunn preceded her in death. Surviving are several nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, and officer of American Baptist Women. Ms. Dunn taught high school in Nicholas County for 14 years, then worked 28 years as administrative assistant to the academic dean of Alderson-Broaddus College. She was missions chairman in her church for several years and had a passion for missions. She was also a world traveler having visited many countries and always interested in missions.

Friends will be received Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard McGuire officiating. The burial will follow at the Walker Cemetery in Summersville.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Zelda Dale Dean, 94, of Buckhannon died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, in Nella's Nursing Home in Elkins. She was born March 17, 1911, in Wildel, W.Va., the daughter of the late Mason L. Wolfe and Millie Scott Wolfe. She was united in marriage on Dec. 24, 1929, to the late Arnett Dean, who preceded her in death on August 24, 2002. Also preceded in death by daughter Elaine Tenney, two sisters: Ernestine "Susie" Miller and Elizabeth "Betty" Hines, infant brother, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Surviving are three sons: George Edward Dean of Buckhannon, Larry Dean of Coinjock, N.C. and Gale Dean and wife Linda of Duck, N.C.; two daughters: Edith Kelly and husband Walter of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Joanne Scruggs and husband Lonnie of Chesapeake, Va.; sister Vera Frederick of Weston; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Dean was a homemaker and member of Mt. Rupert United Methodist Church, W.S.C.S., United Methodist Women, and faithful pianist for Mt. Rupert United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

Friends will be received today, Friday, Sept. 16 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Poling officiating. The burial will follow at the Mt. Rupert Church Cemetery.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Maxine D. Lee, 60, of Rock Cave died Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born May 5, 1945, in Excelsior, the daughter of the late Charles Goodwin and Martha Shreve Goodwin. On July 2, 1988, she married Johnnie A. Lee who survives.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Goodwin and a granddaughter, Brook Lee.

Surviving in addition to her husband are daughter Katrina Myers, of Rock Cave; son Jack A. Myers and wife Crissy, of Buckhannon; step-daughter Pamela McNemar and husband Robert, of Buckhannon; step-son Jon B. Lee, of Rock Cave; two grandsons, Levi Myers and Kaleb McNemar, of Buckhannon; granddaughter Kristen Dye, of Buckhannon; brother Sherman Goodwin and wife Connie, of Stonewood; three sisters Eileen Casto and husband Robert, of Volga; Betty Waugh and husband Darrel, of Clarksburg; and Marjorie Chewning and husband Arnold, of Buckhannon; sister-in-law Ima Jean Goodwin, of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Lee had been a weaver at Alcon Labels and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 7 Ladies Auxiliary.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 15, 2005, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 16, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Sue Lowther presiding. Burial will follow in Buckhannon Veterans Cemetery.

The American Legion Post No. 7 Women's Auxiliary will conduct graveside rites.

Glenn Wilfong, 76, who resided in St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away September 8 in Beloit, Wis. He was born in Buckhannon, and will return there for final internment. He was a veteran of the Armed Services and was employed by Standard Register in Dayton Ohio for 30 years. He moved to Florida upon his retirement. Glenn is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Norman, his father, Boyd Wilfong; mother, Giselle Beavers; two sisters, Thresia Bailey and Glenna Wilfong and a brother, Harry Wilfong. He is survived by son, Glenn Wilfong Jr, Beloit, Wis.; daughter, Bettejo Passalaqua, Spring Hill, Fla.; four sisters: Della Simon of Ohio; Imogene Grogg, Tressie Andrews and Juanita Long of West Virginia; a brother, Reuben Wilfong, of West Virginia; three grandchildren, five great grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles Edward Westfall, 72, of Buckhannon departed this life Tuesday, September 20, 2005, in United Hospital Center. He was born in April 4, 1933, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Everett F. Westfall and Virginia Belle Clonch Westfall.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Lucy Knapp Westfall; three daughters: Janet Carr of Pinella Park, Fla., Carrie Vanscoy of Hepzibah and Helen Darlene Warner of Buckhannon; six sons: Charles Westfall II, David Westfall of Maryland, Ronald Westfall of Buckhannon, Michael Westfall of Elkins, Robert Westfall of Buckhannon, and Randy Westfall of Buckhannon; two sisters: Mary Golden of Clarksburg and Maxine Parson of Pennsylvania; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Pearl Fenton and Mamie Knapp and one brother Oscar Lee Westfall.

Mr. Westfall previously worked for Cupp's Furniture, Bauers, Clarksburg Casket Co., and E & W Hose, where he retired as manager. He served his country in the Army during 1948-1950.

Friend will be received today, Sept. 23, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home at 329 East Main St., in Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005 with the Rev. Larry Coffman officiating. The burial will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens where military graveside rites will be accorded by Clarksburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 573 and Salem Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9151 Color Guards. The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home of Clarksburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest Victor "Jack" Morton, Jr. of Webster Springs, died at home on September 21, 2005. He was born on October 30, 1919 in Wheeling.

His wife Ellen Sanders Morton preceded him in death. He is survived by four daughters and their husbands: Patricia Anne and James C. Marsh of Buckhannon; Elizabeth Suzanne and Rogers H. Cunningham of Sutton; Mary Catherine and Richard P. McSwain of Webster Springs; Sarah Ellen and Richard K. Moses of Philadephia, Pa.; and one son, Ernest V. "Joe" Morton, II and his wife Janet L. Morton of Webster Springs; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchildren: Ellen Anne (Sean) Wine of Raleigh, N.C.; James Steven Marsh of Virginia Beach, Va.; Jennie Marie (Reid) Amos of Fairmont; Jacob Scott Nutter of Webster Springs; William Michael (Eva) Armentrout and great-granddaughter Caylin Marie Armentrout of Crosslanes; William Hansford Moses; Joseph Jackson Moses, and Richard Issac Moses of Philadephia, Pa.

Mr. Morton was an infantry captain in the United States Army who served during World War II and Korea. An accomplished and respected attorney, Mr. Morton graduated from the WVU School of Law and was admitted to the W.Va. State Bar in 1942. He was admitted to practice before the W.Va. Supreme Court in 1953 and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975. Mr. Morton served 12 years as the prosecuting attorney of Webster County and four years as assistant prosecutor. In 2000, he was admitted as a fellow in the West Virginia Bar Foundation, an honor conveyed upon less than one-half of one percent of practicing attorneys in the state. In all, he enjoyed the practice of law for 63 years.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dodd and Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs.

Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday, September 24 at 1 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Webster Springs with a memorial service immediately following at Dodd and Reed Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Morton Family Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Anne's Community Center, 160 McGraw Avenue, Webster Springs, WV 26288.

John Edward NcNemar, 76, of Route 1, Buckhannon, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born February 6, 1929, in Burnsville, a son of the late Oras Ray and Mary Ellen Reynolds McNemar.

On June 18, 1983, he married the former Jean Colins, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Joyce and husband Steve Greenlief of Burnsville; two sons, Jay and wife Tammy McNemar of Centerville, Va., and Joey McNemar of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren, Ian and Corey Godfrey; step-children Michael and wife Beverly Ross of No. East, Md., Pamela and husband Rodney Lloyd of Buckhannon, and James and wife Jill Ross of Richmond, Va.; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Oras Ray McNemar Jr. of Burnsville; and one sister, Helen Cole of Clarksburg.

Mr. McNemar was retired from the American Water Co. in 1993 with 35 years of service. He was a member of the Way of Holiness Church and was an avid golfer and member of Riverbend Golf Course in Buckhannon.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, from the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Jerry Murrell officiating. Burial will follow in the K of P Cemetery at Burnsville, W.Va.

Raymond W. Wagner, 85, of the Mt. Nebo community in Buckhannon, died Thursday, September 22, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born May 3, 1920 in Volga, the son of the late William W. and Lavina "Dade" Harris Wagner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Clifford Wagner and Wilbert Wagner, and one sister Marie Wright.

Surviving are one brother Robert Stanley Wagner of Buckhannon, four sisters Joanne Thompson of Huttonsville, and Kathleen Aul, Betty Pierce, and Wanda Bennett all of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wagner was a member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church and a saw mill owner.

The viewing will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 24 at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel.

He will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. the funeral hour on Sunday, September 25 at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church. Rev. Harold Langevin, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ruth (Cunningham) Dyer, 80, of Weston, W.Va., died from complications of recently diagnosed cancer in the palliative care unit of Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., early in the morning of Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Ruth was born August 27, 1925, in Ireland, W.Va., one of seven daughters and three sons of Charles Letch and Myrtle Francis (Shively) Cunningham. She will be missed and is survived by her three sons, Lawrence A. Dyer and his wife Lucia of Snellville, Ga., Richard D. Dyer and his wife Diana of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Dean P. Dyer and his wife Linda of Oak Ridge, Tenn., one sister, Janis McAbee, of Weston W.Va., her good friends Marjorie Heckert, of Buckhannon, W.Va., and Ann Freshour of Weston, W.Va., six grand children, six great-grand children, numerous nieces and nephews, and her former husband, Robert H. Dyer, of Harriman, Tenn.

Ruth graduated with an A average from Buckhannon-Upsher High School. She moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn. in 1943 to work as an administrative assistant in the Manhattan Project. She met her future husband there, married him in the Chapel on the Hill, built a home and raised three children. She was active in school and church activities, cub scouts and various bridge clubs and enjoyed family camping trips, entertaining friends, and family gatherings at the holidays. While living in Oak Ridge she worked for the local newspaper (The Oak Ridger; 1975-1978) and for the East Tennessee Health Improvement Council in Knoxville (1978-1979). She prized her independent lifestyle after being divorced in 1977. She moved to Ft Myers, Fla., in 1979, where she worked as an Office Manager and Clerk/Typist for the State of Florida Health and Rehabilitative Services District Office. She returned to Buckhannon, W.Va., in 1983 and worked for the Agency on Aging until her retirement in 1995. In her retirement years she resided in Arbor Towers, Weston, W.Va., and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

As Ruth donated her body to WVU Medical School, no formal funeral services are planned. A memorial service to celebrate her life and love, which are now beyond the constraints of time, space or her ailing body, is planned for Thursday, October 13, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for Katrina relief be made to the Salvation Army (PO Box 366, Clarksburg, WV 26302-0366).

Grace Forinash, 97, a 50-year resident of Buckhannon, died Monday, September 19, 2005 at Elkins Regional Convalescence Center. She had been in failing health for several months.

Grace was born on June 10, 1908 at Huttonsville, a daughter of the late Ballard and Florence Newhouse McGee. On October 20, 1927, she married the former Dainor Forinash, who preceded her in death on November 14, 1999, her husband of 72 years.

She is survived by her youngest brother, Walter McGee and wife Brenda, and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by eight brothers - Hobert McGee, who died in World War II, Nelson McGee, Clinton McGee, Gus McGee, Samuel McGee and Basil McGee, Otha Howe McGee, who died in World War I, George McGee - and two sisters, Theresa Holt and Mae Harris.

Grace was a homemaker and an active member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. In love with her church family, she taught Sunday school and was a powerful Christian influence to all she met.

Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, 95 S. Kanawha St., Buckhannon, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 30. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Stackpole officiating. Burial will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery, Huttonsville.

In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to make memorial contributions to Chapel Hill UMC Parish House Ministry.

George W. Haun Sr., 62, of Weston, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 3, 1943, in Essex, Md., the son of the late William Charles and Georgia Wiseman Haun.

He was twice married, first to Patty Wilson and later to Linda Snider, both who preceded him in death.

Two sons: Thomas Haun and companion Shelley Bragg, of Weston; and George William "Rusty" Haun, also of Weston, survive him.

Three grandsons: T.J. and Mickey Haun, both of Weston, and Adam Haun, of Charleston, also survive him. A close friend Kathy McClanahan, of Weston, survives him as well.

Two stepsons: Richard and wife Phyllis Pringle and Jack and wife Patty Pringle, all of Weston, survive Mr. Haun. A stepdaughter, Sherri and husband Kenny Reed, of Weston, also survive him. Seven step grandchildren survive him as well.

A brother, Ralph Haun, preceded him in death.

Mr. Haun was a truck driver and enjoyed NASCAR and his family pet "Bandit."

His body was donated to the W.Va. Gift Registry. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

C.J. "Jack" Rexroad, 77, of Waverly, Ohio died Saturday, September 17, 2005, at Traditions at Bristol Village. He was born June 18, 1928, in Wheeler, W.Va., the son of the late Harry Frum Rexroad and Roxie Frances (King) Rexroad. He was united in marriage on Dec. 15, 1993, to Mary Marie Compton Rexroad, who survives and her seven children.

Surviving are one son Roger Michael Rexroad of St. Mary's; two daughters: Greta Lea and husband Mark Prosser of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Shannan and husband Paul Wakely of Milwaukee, Wis.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Robert and wife Mary Rexroad of Sante Fe, Texas and Clifton Lynn and wife Dorotha Rexroad of Tallmansville.

In addition to his parents, one son Mark Alex Rexroad and one grandson Michael Rexroad preceded him in death.

Mr. Rexroad was a retired driving instructor for Greyhound Bus Lines and a member of Waverly Grace United Methodist Church.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2005, at the Good Hope Tabernacle with the Rev. Holly Hoover officiating.

The burial will follow at the Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery. The Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, Ohio is in charge of the arrangements.

Opal D. (Crawford) Taylor, 87, of Brushy Fork Community passed away Friday, September 23, 2005, in Mansfield Place, Philippi.

She was born August 7, 1918, at Rock Cave in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Earl and Ema (Withers) Crawford. She was united in marriage May 21, 1939, to the late Walter Glenn Taylor, who preceded her in death Oct. 18, 1995.

Surviving are two sons: Dale and Norma Taylor of Bridgeport and James and Cheryl Taylor of Belington; one sister Anna Bell Hartway of Florida; one brother Eugene Crawford of North Carolina; four grandchildren: Anissa and husband Michael, Jason and wife Roberta, Travis and wife Sarah, Derek and wife Carla; four great-grandchildren: Gabriella, Lindsey, Lauren, and Addison; and one step great-grandchild: Jaylyn Smith.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by one infant son; three brothers: Clarence Crawford, Earl Crawford and Maurice Crawford; three sisters: Erma Pratt, Ada Baxa, and Vivian Jene. Mrs. Taylor graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School Class of 1938. She was a member of the Brushy Fork Homemaker Club and served as Barbour County Bell in 1989.

Mrs. Taylor was a former member of the Rachel Chapter No. 47 O.E.S. of Flemington. She served as club leader for 17 years with the Brushy Fork 4-H Club. She was a member of the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church since 1939, where she taught adult Sunday School Class.

Friends were received Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St. in Philippi and Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour with Speaker Lewis Bartlett officiating. The burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. The Wright Funeral Home Services of Philippi is in charge of the arrangements.

Cecil Belle (Rohrbaugh) Lantz, 92, of St. Joseph's Long Term Care in Buckhannon and a former resident of Baughman Towers and Elk City Community in Philippi, passed away Friday, September 23, 2005 in St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Nov. 27, 1912, in Vandalia, Lewis County, a daughter of the late Seymour B. and Daisy Ellen (Garvin) Rohrbaugh. She was united in marriage Dec. 27, 1931, to the late William Jennings Lantz, who preceded her in death Jan. 7, 1984.

Surviving are six sons and daughter-in-laws: Richard and Pat Lantz of Cumberland, Md., Donnie and Glenna Lantz of Philippi, Winfield Scott and Helen Lantz of Buckhannon, Harold and Margie Lantz of Lehi, Utah, James and Linda Lantz of Buckhannon, and Larry and Sylvia Lantz of Clarksburg; 14 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 11 step-great grandchildren; and one step great-great grandchild.

Mrs. Lantz was the last surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Arley, John Burke, and Nathan Rohrbaugh and two sisters: Virginia Mae and Hester Catherine Rohrbaugh. Mrs. Lantz was a homemaker and a Methodist by Faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Friends were received Sunday, September 25, 2005, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., in Philippi. Visitation will also be observed today, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour with the Rev. Billee Scott Mick officiating. The burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

The Wright Funeral Home Services of Philippi is in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce Kathleen Chipps, 46, of Baltimore, Md., died Sunday, September 11, 2005. She was the daughter of the late James H. Chipps Sr. and Maxine Snider Chipps.

Surviving are stepmother Ethel Chipps of Buckhannon; brother James Chipps Jr. of Baltimore; aunt Maxine Sothen Chipps of Baltimore; stepbrothers: William Smith and family and Charles Smith and family, all of Buckhannon; cousins: Patricia Siano, Emith (Butch) Chipps, Mary Jones, Frank Jones Jr., Nicole and Erin Jones, Maurica Marcum, Stephanie, Abbey and Jay Marcum, all of Baltimore; companion Bill Goslin; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins of Buckhannon and surrounding communities survive her as well. She also leaves behind her beloved dog P.J. and pet turtle Pokey.

In addition to her parents, an infant brother John Leslie Chipps and stepsister Nellie Golden preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held October 29, 2005 at 10 a.m. in the Hampton Inn banquet room with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. After the service, she will be interred as she requested, with her father in Mt. Olive Cemetery and with her mother in Kesling Mill Cemetery.

A life long animal lover and a special friend to all turtles, contributions in Joyce's memory may be made to Caribbean Conservation Corporation & Sea Turtle Survival League, 4424 NW 13th Street, Suite #A1, Gainesville, FL 32609.

The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Tennerton is in charge of the arrangements.

Vernon C. Wilmoth, 73, of Buckhannon died Thursday, September 22, 2005 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born October 29, 1931, in Buffalo, New York, a son of the late Robert Lee and Gladys V. Wood Wilmoth. He was united in marriage October 17, 1965 to Sarah Hinchman Wilmoth, who survives in Buckhannon.

He is also survived by three sons: Kenneth Wilmoth of Pinson, Tenn., Glen Wilmoth of Creston, Ohio and Ronald Wilmoth of Wadsworth, Ohio; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three brothers: Euel Wilmoth of Pensacola, Fla., Robert Lewis Wilmoth of Charleston, and Larry Wilmoth of Ivydale; two sisters: Phyllis Noe of Clay, and Mary Lou Baker of Lakeport, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews, who loved their uncle Vernon.

In addition to his parents, one daughter Susie Wilmoth Douglas preceded him in death.

Mr. Wilmoth was retired from the Ford Motor Company in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an avid bluegrass lover. He enjoyed hunting, loved children and his family.

Friends were received Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, Sept. 26, 2005 at the funeral chapel with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating. The burial will follow at the Hinkleville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Rosenbaum Family Center, in care of Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel of Tennerton is in charge of the arrangements.

Gracie M. Forinash, 97, of Buckhannon died Monday, September 19, 2005, in Elkins Regional Convalesant Center in Elkins. She was born June 10, 1908, in Huttonsville, a daughter of the late Ballard McGee and Florence Newhouse McGee. She was united in marriage on Oct. 20, 1927, to the late Dainor Leo Forinash, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1999.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, and a brother Walter McGee and wife Brenda of Laurel, Md.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by eight brothers: Guss, Samuel, Basil, Otha Howe, Clinton, Nelson, Hobert and George McGee; two sisters: Mae Harris and Theresa Holt.

Mrs. Forinash was a homemaker, member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon, Farm Women's Club of Fishing Camp, and Sarah Circle.

Friends will be received Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. She will lie in state on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. The burial will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery in Huttonsville.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Dare Dolan Barnett, 92, of Bridgeport died at 1:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005, in the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg following a brief illness. She was born in Weston April 23, 1913, a daughter of the late Roy Vincent and Lola John Chidester. She was twice married, first to John Franklin Dolan, who preceded her in death and then Charles Truman Barnett, who also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law Donald Michael Dolan and wife Roselee of Quiet Dell; two step daughters: Nancy Macurda of Nashville and Judith Barnhart of Winchester, Va.; five grandchildren: Ann Vincent Urling of Charleston and Jennifer Dolan Mossor of Centreville, Va., Sean Franklin Dolan of Shinnston, Bridget Dolan Babcock of Baltimore, Md. and Kevin Dolan of Orange, Va.; six great-grandchildren: Alec Michael Vincent, Morgan Alexandra Vincent and Ashton Alexandra Urling all of Charleston, John Christopher and D.J. Dolan of Clarksburg, Dominique Margaret Rose Dolan of Orange, Va.; five step grandchildren: Cynthia King and Kathryn Decker both of West Palm Beach, Fla., William Barnett Macurda, Megan Helen Gerard and Charles Truman Macurda all of Nashville, Tenn.; nine step great-grandchildren: William, Caroline and Grace Macurda, Ian Allison, Colby and Eliza Gerard, Joseph King and Lindsey Decker; nieces: Sally Gainer Altman of Bridgeport, Pat Hazelwood of Virginia Beach, Kay King of Flatwoods, and nephews: David McDonald of Charlotte, N.C. and Hugh Gainer of Bridgeport.

She was preceded in death by one son Colonel John Stanley Dolan, sisters: Grace Chidester, Louise Sharlow, Jean McDonald and brothers: John and Don Chidester.

Mrs. Barnett was a graduate of Weston High School, Glenville State College and received her M.A. degree from W.Va. University in 1952.

She was a master teacher whose career spanned 42 years at Shady Brook School, Weston High School, Pineville High School, Buckhannon-Upshur High School and concluding as a professor at Concord College, Athens, W.Va.

Virginia's students appreciated her intellect, wit and caring attitude toward them and many of them continue to call, visit and correspond with her.

She was Teacher of the Year at Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1963, Mother of the Year at Concord College for Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, was honored as a Compatriot in Education in 1966 and was honored by the W.Va. Dept. of Education in 1994 for her outstanding service to the Golden Horseshoe Program.

Appreciation is extended to Anna Jean Coberly of Stealey, who opened her home and her heart to Virginia during the past two years of her life. Mrs. Barnett was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weston and an affiliate of Simpson Creek Baptist Church in Bridgeport.

Friends may call today, Sept. 28, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., in Weston. The funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Michael Hopkins, Senior Pastor of Simpson Creek Baptist Church officiating. The burial will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery at Jane Lew, W.Va. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Glenville State College. The Floyd Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of the arrangements.

Catherine Sabo, 87, of Buckhannon, and formerly of Grant Town, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born April 12, 1918, in Marion County, the daughter of the late Michael and Marie Vinick.

She was united in marriage to the late John Sabo, who passed away in 1969.

Three children: John David Sabo, of Buckhannon, Jalna Jones, of French Creek, and Jane Baxter, of Denver, Colo., survive her.

Seven grandchildren: Jennifer Elza, of Hamilton, Ohio; Christopher Jones, of San Diego, Calif.; Paige Ramsey, of Denver, Colo.; Aarron Baxter, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jeremy McGill, Ian Sabo, and Alexis Sabo, all of French Creek, survive her as well.

Seven great-grandchildren and a brother, Adam Vinick, of Cleveland, Ohio; also survive her.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, a daughter, Dottie and three sisters also preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, at the Tomblyn-Whitescaver Funeral Chapel with a 7 p.m. prayer.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father James McCafferty as celebrant.

Tomblyn-Whitescaver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jansen D. Wereley, 88, of Buckhannon died Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at 3:15 p.m. at his home. He was born December 12, 1916, in Buckhannon, the son of the late Edward Wereley and Eleanor Liggett Wereley. He was united in marriage on August 11, 1952, to the late Dorothy Arbogast Wereley, who preceded him in death on February 8, 2002. in addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one brother Charles Wereley.

Surviving is a daughter Nyla and husband Thomas Ulanski of Naples, Fla., and grandson Bryan Pace of Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Wereley was an owner of a salvage yard.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Buckhannon VFW Post #3663, and Chapter #5 DAV.

Friends will be received on Saturday, October 1, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin officiating. The burial will follow at the Weston Masonic Cemetery in Weston.

The Buckhannon VFW Post #3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post #7 American Legion, DAV Chapters #5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Jean Gibson Lee, 77, of Buckhannon, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born Feb. 27, 1928, in Gregory, W.Va., a daughter of the late Elijah Frenchman and Matilda Adeline Lake Gibson.

She was united in marriage to the late Theodore "Ted" Lee.

A son, James Lee and wife Angel, survive her.

Three sisters: Zoe Ann Byrd, Sylvia Lee and Zola Grey Fisher also survive her.

A brother, Bruce Holt Gibson, survives her as well.

Five sisters: Nina Lee Fisher, Artie May Wellborn, Carol Susan Riddle Canterbury, Leota Florence Gibson and Ressie Carter preceded her in death.

Mrs. Lee was a homemaker.

Graveside services will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at the Heavner Cemetery.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

H. Glenn Bailey, 72, of Buckhannon, the Hinkleville Community, died Thursday, September 29, 2005, at his home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice. He was born September 1, 1933, in Upshur County, a son of the late Troy and Donnas Simmons Bailey. He was united in marriage December 19, 1959 to Shirley Ann Sparks Bailey, who survives.

He is also survived by one son and daughter-in-law Allen and Donna Bailey of Buckhannon; two grandsons: J.R. Bailey and Bradley and wife Megan Bailey all of Buckhannon; one great-grandson Cody Allen Bailey of Buckhannon; one sister and several nieces and nephews.

One sister and two brothers preceded Mr. Bailey in death.

Glen retired from Moore Business Forms with 26 years of service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He belonged to the U.S.S. Wisconsin Association. He served in the U.S. Navy. Glen was a member of the Good Hope Tabernacle Church, where he sang in the church choir and was a church trustee.

Friends were received Saturday, October 1, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. Mr. Bailey was moved to the Good Hope Tabernacle on Sunday, October 2, 2005, for visitation from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour with Pastor Holly J. Hoover officiating. The burial followed in the Beechtown Cemetery.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Irene Jackson Gillum, 87, of Roanoke, Virginia, formerly of Hall and Pleasant Ridge, West Virginia passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2005, in Lewis-Gale Hospital in Roanoke, Va. She was a member of the Hollins Church of the Nazarene. Irene was a loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal sister.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents Roscoe and Madge Radabaugh and her grandson Douglas Burl Gillum.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Burl H. Gillum; brother Theodore Jackson of Richmond, Va.; son and daughter-in-law Thomas W. and Loretta Gillum of Pleasant Ridge, W.Va.; two daughters and sons-in-law: Carola and Julian Bell of Signal Mountain, Tenn. and Kay and Bill Meredith of Midlothian, Va.; six grandsons: Steve Gillum of Georgia, Wayne Gillum of Michigan, Julian, Jon and Jay Bell of Tennessee, and Edward Meredith of Virginia; one granddaughter Laura M. Heitland of Missouri; 15 great-grandchildren: Jami, Douglas and Amanda Gillum of Michigan; Ashley and Travis Gillum of Michigan; Baker and Riley Bell; Jerica, Caleb, and Sara Bell; Carlos and Veronica Bell all of Tennessee; Meredith and Jackson Heitland of Missouri; and one nephew John Jackson of Virginia.

Irene has been lovingly and tenderly cared for by Sharon Tyler, her friend, for many months.

Friends and loved ones have grown in abundance around Irene in her 47 years in Roanoke. Irene will always be remembered as a gracious woman of God. Her love of and adoration for her husband were outstanding as she supported him through his service in World War II, his work at J.C. Penney and raising of their three children. Her door was open to friends, her heart generous and loving, and her hands talented in needlework of various sorts. Irene loved many things about this life including cooking; she said, of what turned out to be her final day, "It was fun!" She'd baked a carrot cake after searching for just the right recipe all week. Irene, exemplified the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31: her hands were never idle, sewing, cooking, gardening, and helping others were the mainstay of her life. Her children rose up to be productive godly people who blessed her motherhood in their lives. Her husband cherished and praised her work each day. She looked out for her family and friends caring more for their well being than the limelight of self-preservation. Irene was a truly successful woman; a rare, but true thing of beauty. She was an excellent wife to Burl; she was a devoted mother to Tom, Carola, and Kay, she doted on her grandchildren hosting them summer after summer in her home and she was a proud great-grandmother of 15. Irene's humor and wit, work and love will never be forgotten, but cherished as a fine treasure.

Friends were received on Sunday, October 2, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. today, October 3, 2005, at the funeral chapel. The burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Tabitha Jane Cole, 28, of Volga died Thursday, September 29,2 005, at her home following a lifelong battle with multiple sclerosis.

She was born April 24, 1977, at Buckhannon, a daughter of Woodrow Thomas and Mary Jane (Wentz) Cole, who survive at Volga.

Also surviving are two brothers: Woodrow "Bub" Cole II, and Christopher Cole of Buckhannon; two sisters: Angel Cole of Volga and Sue Schoonover of Texas; paternal grandmother Birdy Noell of Philippi; niece Hannah Cole of Buckhannon; Brayden Cole of Belington; aunts and uncles: Bill and Barbary Chaapel, Gary and Margie Wentz, David and Charlotte Wentz, all of Hall; Dave and Rachel Newman, Jim and Nancy Noell, Betty and Russell Bartlett, all of Philippi; Steve and Sandy Wentz, Carrollton, Robert and Sue Weaver, of Pennsboro; Robert and Beulah Ruckman of West Mildford; Donald and Teresa Wentz of Clarksburg; Patty and Tom Carpenter of Texas; Michelle and Steve Carpenter of Belington.

She was also preceded in death by paternal grandfathers: Woodrow Wilson Cole and James Noell, maternal grandparents: Cyrus David and Martha Olive Smith Wentz, and by uncle George McCauley Sr.

Miss Cole had attended school at Barbour County Special Services Center at Belington and formerly attended the Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren.

Friends were received Saturday, October 1, 2005, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2005, from the Stemple and Forman Funeral Home, 385 So. Main St., in Philippi. The Rev. Destry Daniels officiated and the burial followed in the Bethany Cemetery at Hall. The Stemple and Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Dorothy Dale Lamb, 84, of Buckhannon died Saturday, October 1, 2005, at her home. She was born August 24, 1921, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Stillman Lane and Clara Yeager Lane Young. She was united in marriage on December 4, 1948, to the late Hunter Robert Lamb, who preceded her in death on February 7, 2002.

She is survived by one daughter Charlotte Cooke of Raleigh, N.C.; one son Stephen Robert Lamb of San Diego, Calif.; grandson Zac Cooke of Raleigh; two granddaughters: Tonya Bisby of Wake Forest, N.C. and Tracey Lynam of Raleigh; one great-grandson Brandon Bisby and one great-granddaughter Ashley Lane Bisby both of Wake Forest; half-brother Bill Young of Ravanna, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Lamb was preceded in death by two sisters: Marjorie Blankenship and Katherine Bartlett and two brothers: Clifford and her infant brother, Carl Howard.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at the funeral chapel with Pastor J. Edward McDaniels officiating. The burial will follow at the Rock Grove Cemetery in Alum Bridge, W.Va. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Vernia Ostrowske Lantz, 80, of Buckhannon died Friday, September 30, 2005, at her home. She was born December 8, 1924, in Kanawha Head, the daughter of the late Fragomeni Cesaro and Lillie Claypole Cesaro.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by first husband Benjamin Harrison Ostrowske; second husband Rev. Ellis "Smokey" Lantz; son Charles Ostrowske; two sisters: Donis Poling and Opal Kostoff; and five brothers: Orlando Cesaro, Harold Cesaro, Hugh Claypole, Edgar Claypole, and Hartsel Claypole.

Surviving are two daughters: Katherine Knotts of Chesapeake Beach, Md., and Reta Ostrowske of Buckhannon; son Garry Ostrowske of Buckhannon; grandson Michael David Knotts of North Beach, Md.; two great-grandchildren; sister Garnet Lee of Morgantown; and brother Arnold Cesaro of Wintersville, Ohio.

Vernia was a homemaker and attended the Tallmansville Baptist Church.

Friends were received Sunday, October 2, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, October 3, 2005, at the Mt. Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Wamsley officiating. The burial will follow at the Mt. Union Church Cemetery. The Poling- St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marguerite Emma Hawkins, 81, of Buckhannon died Saturday, October 1, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born February 23, 1924, at Kittle Run, W.Va., a daughter of the late Wilbert Kimble and Bertha Trussler Kimble. She was united in marriage on July 2, 1944, to George Bertsil Hawkins, who survives. Also surviving are three sons: Eugene B. and Linda Dianne Hawkins of Stanley, N.C., Kevin C. and Vicky Hawkins and Randy J. and Mary Hawkins, all of Buckhannon; two daughters: Lenora M. and Ronald Gifford of York, Pa. and Karen J. and Jeff Day of West Jefferson, N.C.; grandson Michael Joseph "Joey" Landis, whom she raised as her own son, of Buckhannon; two brothers: Riley Kimble of Elyria, Ohio, and Othie Kimble of North Ridgeville, Ohio; three sisters: Anna Fletcher of Buckhannon, Icie Mahaffey of Bloomfield, Minn., and Florence Tenney of Buckhannon; six grandsons: Christopher Gifford of Thomasville, Pa., Timothy Hawkins of Charlotte, N.C., Nicholas Hawkins of Buckhannon, David Hawkins of Hickory, N.C., Charlie Landis of Hodgesville, and Dustin Quick of West Jefferson, N.C.; three granddaughters: Michele Hawkins of Ft. Eustis, Va., Samantha Hawkins of Buckhannon and Stephanie Hawkins of Buckhannon; seven step-grandchildren: Danielle Bennett of Buckhannon, Abbie Bennett of Buckhannon, Tabitha Taylor of Stanley, N.C., Crystal Davis of Charlotte, N.C., Daniel Rogers of Clover, S.C., Brandon Day of West Jefferson, N.C., and Shawn Day of West Jefferson, N.C.; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: Albert, Clarence, George, and Wayne Kimble; sister Lora Kimble, daughter Peggy A. Landis and great-granddaughter Haley Durham.

Mrs. Hawkins was a homemaker and attended Tallmansville Baptist Church.

Friends will be received today, October 3, 2005, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at the funeral home with the Rev. Tim Lewis and the Rev. Johnny Kimble officiating. The burial will follow at the Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Jane (Foster) Daniels, 61, of French Creek passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon. She was born October 16, 1943, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Bernard H. Foster Sr. and Sarah E. (McDonald) Foster. She was united in marriage on November 28, 1970, in Upshur County to the late Howard J. Daniels, who preceded her in death on January 21, 2005.

Surviving are three sons: Howard J. Daniels Jr. of French Creek, Steven Wayne McLean and wife Stacy of Buckhannon, and Jeffery Scott McLean and wife Evlyn of French Creek; three grandchildren: Steven McLean and wife Sierra of Buckhannon, and Chris and Patrick McLean of Buckhannon; two great-grandchildren: Landon and Jaylen McLean; nine siblings: Bernard H. Foster Jr. and wife Debbie of Ohio, Vincin L. Foster and wife Pam of Philippi, Barbara A. Gillis of Philippi, Luther D. Foster and wife Reta of Philippi, William C. Foster of Philippi, Minnie A. Stewart and husband Jim of Newport News, Va., Arnold L. Foster and wife Diana of Philippi, Ronald L. Foster and wife Debbie of Philippi, Michael W. Foster and Dawn of Chambersburg, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was one son Terry Lynn McLean, who died on December 26, 1984.

She was a housekeeper for Holbrook's Nursing Home for 17 years and a homemaker. She was a Methodist by faith.

A memorial service was held on September 24, 2005 at the Tacy Community Center.

Shirley Ann Seasley Oldaker, 68, of Rock Cave died Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Arrangements are incomplete at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

Kenneth Daniel Stout, 44, of Cowen, W.Va., died Tuesday, October 4, 2005 in Buckhannon. He was born April 15, 1961 in Webster Springs, the son of the late Cecil and Elsie Marlow Stout of Weston. He was previously married to Elizabeth Irene Metzler Stout of Buckhannon who survives.

Also surviving are four sons Kenneth Daniel Stout II and girlfriend, Halo Coffman of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; Robert Lee Stout, John Jacob Stout and wife Jennifer and Luke David Stout, all of Buckhannon; granddaughter Hailey Irene Stout of Buckhannon; step-grandson Brent Sines of Buckhannon; five brothers Charles Stout of Diana, Bernard Stout and Roger Stout, both of Webster Springs, Gary Stout of Weston, and Richard Stout of Summersville; four sisters Carol Stout and Mary Jean Ubank, both of Webster County and Francis Stout and Cecile Hornung, both of Weston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Josie May Stout and her mother, Marquita Griffith and two brothers Carl Lee Stout and Robert Lee Stout.

Stout by blood, rebel to the bone.

A graveside remembrance will be announced at a later date. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Pregnant woman, two others killed in Tuesday crash on Route 33 BY PAUL FALLON 10-07-05

Three people, one of whom was a pregnant, lost their lives in a single-vehicle crash along Route 33 East Tuesday.

Kenneth D. Stout, 44, of Cowen, Marquita Griffith, 21, of Camden on the Gauley, and Mark Lee Tonkin, 42, also of Cowen, were all pronounced dead on the scene by medical personnel who arrived at the crash, according to a press release by the Upshur County Sheriff's Department.

The crash occurred at approximately 2:25 p.m. near the Red Rock Road exit on Route 33. A 1988 white Cadillac driven by Stout was traveling east when the crash occurred. Stout apparently lost control of the vehicle, which then rolled several times crashing into a tree, according to the release.

The release further states that speed was a contributor in the crash.

Tonkin, who was riding in the backseat, was ejected from the vehicle. All occupants of the car were killed upon impact, according to the release. The BFD and Central Towing extracted Griffith and Stout from the automobile.

Chief Deputy Michael Coffman responded to the scene of the crash at approximately 2:28 p.m. He is the lead investigator. Medical examiner Keith Queen also responded to the scene, as did members of the Upshur County EMS and Buckhannon Fire Department.

First Sergeant Rick Holley, with the Barbour County detachment of the W.Va. State Police, also responded to the scene to help reconstruct the accident. Upshur County Sheriff Virgil Miller, Lt. Mark Davis and Chief Deputy Michael Kelley assisted at the scene. Trooper Brad Cork with the W.Va. State Police also was present at the scene of the crash.

Upshur County EMS transported all four victims to St. Joseph's Hospital.

Offices with the Upshur County Sheriff's Department and the Medical Examiners Office in Charleston are continuing the investigation.

Caption: Top: The scene of Tuesday's crash. Bottom photo: Another single vehicle crash occurred on Route 33 Thursday afternoon resulting in the occupant of the automobile being lifeflighted to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Susan Davis, 34, of Charleston was traveling west in a 1999 Saab convertible at approximately 2:05 p.m. when the crash occurred. According to the investigating officer, Sheriff Virgil Miller, Davis was passing a car in the left-hand lane when she dropped off the side of the road. Davus then overcorrected, crossed both westbound lanes and hit a tree on the driver's side of the vehicle, spinning 180 degrees before stopping. The crash occurred near Lorentz. Officers from the Buckhannon Police Department assisted at the scene, as did members from the Buckhannon Fire Department. Upshur County EMS was also dispatched.

Alexander Wodzinski, 46, of Buckhannon passed away Friday, September 30, 2005, at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Wodzinski was born in Scranton, Pa. on August 31, 1959, a son of the late John David and Yvonne Pearl Mealey Wodzinski Lantz. He is survived by one son Mark Wodzinski of Indiana; one step-son Darren McFarland of Buckhannon; brothers and sisters: Peter James Wodzinski and wife Sherry of Romines Mills, Edward Wodzinski of Buckhannon, Dorothy Delores Hines and husband John of Clarksburg, Florence Farrabbe of Buckhannon, Helene Green and husband Jeff of Akron, Ohio, Anthony Wodzinski of Clarksburg, Regina Labno and husband Skip of Homestead, Fla., John David Wodzinski Jr. and Beverly of Buckhannon, Mary Anne Lowman and husband Dan of Buckhannon, Joe Mealey and wife Paula of Buckhannon, Eugene Earl Lantz and wife Leota of Clarksburg, Donna Marie Lantz of Clarksburg, and John Joseph Mealey of Las Vegas, Nevada; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives. He was also preceded in death by one brother-in-law Paul Michael Farrabbe. Mr. Wodzinski was a Methodist by faith.

Family and friends were received at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Rt. 98, in Clarksburg on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. today, October 5, 2005 at the funeral home. The burial will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.davisfunerals.com.

The Davis Funeral Home of Clarksburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia Sue "Patty" Muncy, 56, of Buckhannon died Friday, October 7, 2005, at 3:15 a.m. at her home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice. She was born May 30, 1949, in Elkins, the daughter of the late Henry P. Stalnaker and Elizabeth "Betty" Andrick Stalnaker. She was united in marriage on June 14, 1987, to William H. Muncy, who survives. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by son Matthew Gregory of Buckhannon; two step-sons: Kenneth Muncy of Bowling Green, Ohio and Shane Muncy of New Bern, N.C.; four grandsons: Patrick Gregory and Josh Gregory both of Buckhannon, Jacob Muncy of Bowling Green, and Cameron Murphy of New Bern; granddaughter Maya Muncy of New Bern; brother Robert Stalnaker of Gassaway; sister Nancy (Stalnaker) Shobe of Buckhannon; two nieces: Kathy Stalnaker and Suzanne (Shobe) Myers both of Buckhannon; and nephew Robbie Stalnaker of Gassaway.

Mrs. Muncy was an antique dealer, a Christian by faith and loved the Lord very much.

She organized and directed the first twirlette team in Buckhannon in 1960 called the Civil Defense Twirlettes. She also organized and directed the Mountaineer Baton Corps of Elkins and Buckhannon. She mentored several young women as she taught them to twirl. She served on the Planning Commission for the City of Buckhannon. Patty also had her own business. She was an antique and collectibles dealer and bought and sold antiques and collectibles successfully for the past several years. She will be sadly missed by the many friends she made in the antique profession.

Friends were received Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. John E. Cowgar officiating. The burial followed at the Heavner Cemetery.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Ann Seasley Oldaker, 68, of Rock Cave died Thursday, October 6, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born Aug. 24, 1937, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Oscar and Bertha Seasley. She was united in marriage on Aug. 26, 1955, to Robert "Bob" Oldaker, who survives. She is also survived by two daughters: Rebecca "Becky" Starkey and husband Rockie of Buckhannon and Cynthia "Cindi" Riggs and husband Steven of Rock Cave; three grandchildren: Tara Starkey Bennett of Bruceton Mills, Todd Starkey of Buckhannon, and Casen Riggs of Rock Cave; one sister Barbara S. Montgomery and husband Brad of French Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Oldaker enjoyed playing the auto harp in different churches throughout the county. She was a member of the Rock Cave Baptist Church.

Friends were received Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at the Rock Cave Baptist Church with Pastor David Jessie and Pastor Shane Montgomery officiating. The burial followed at the Buckhannon Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Family Life Center at the Rock Cave Baptist Church, PO Box 21, Rock Cave, WV 26234.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Russell E. Phillips, 68, of Buckhannon, formerly of Clendenin, W.Va., died Friday, October 7, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born January 11, 1937, in Kanawha County, W.Va., a son of the late Charlie E. and Lessie Dye Phillips. He was united in marriage on January 14, 1956, to Betty Jones Phillips, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by one daughter Brenda S. and husband Mark A. Shine of Greenville, Pa.; three sons: Russell E. Phillips Jr. and wife Jill K. Phillips of Kanawha Head, Delbert D. and wife Penny Phillips of Carter, and Bernard E. and wife Jeanne Phillips of Gaines; twelve grandchildren; two sisters: Christine Huston of Lakeland, Fla. and Linda Jane White of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Phillips was retired from Columbia Gas. Russell enjoyed family and friends and hunting and fishing. He was owner and operator of B&R Produce.

Friends were received Sunday, Oct. 11, 2005 at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, Oct. 5, 2005 at the funeral chapel with Pastor David Jessie officiating. The burial will follow at the Rock Cave Cemetery.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Obid Warren Hinkle, 86, of Buckhannon died Sunday, October 9, 2005, at his home, under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice. He was born May 19, 1919, in Vegan, W.Va., a son of the late Waitman T. Hinkle and Anna Trussler Kinkle. On June 24, 1948, he married Delora Frances 'Pet' Fox Hinkle, who preceded him in death on April 8, 2001.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Lou (Hinkle) Thompson and husband Tommy, of Buckhannon, and Lea Ann Groah and husband Mike, also of Buckhannon; two granddaughters, Brenda Thompson of Mount Laurel, N.J., and Angie Queen of Buckhannon; a grandson, Rodney Thompson of Elkins; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Queen of Buckhannon; three great-grandsons, Dalton Queen of Buckhannon, Hunter Thompson of Elkins, and Brandon Mundine of Mount Laurel, N.J.; a sister, Geneva Grubb of Ellamore; several nieces and nephews; and a close friend and companion, Mary Tenney of Buckhannon.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Shasta Dean.

Mr. Hinkle was a school bus operator for the Upshur County Board of Education and the owner and operator of Hinkle's Cash and Carry. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the W.Va. Association of Retired School Employees.

Friends will be received today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Butcher presiding. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery.

Hartsel Kermit Aylestock, 90, of Norma Avenue, Nutter Fork, died at 3:41 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2005 at his residence following an extended illness. Born on October 7, 1915 in Sago, Upshur County, he was a son of the late Parley Samuel Aylestock and Nola Avis (Gould) Aylestock. On November 10, 1939, he married Ruby G. (Linger) Aylestock, who preceded him in death on November 27, 1993.

Survivors include five brothers, Carl F. Aylestock and wife Dorothy of Clarksburg, James Edwin Aylestock and wife Tyde of Clarksburg, Woody Aylestock and wife Nina of Buckhannon, Harold J. Aylestock and wife Clara of Sterling, Va., and John Thomas Aylestock and wife Judy of Sterling, Va.; three sisters, Alma Lavaund Bourne of Ashburn, Va., Natalie Jewel Lawson of Sterling, Va., and Anna Mae Young and husband David Sr. of Winchester, Va.; several nieces and nephews; several great- nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd George Aylestock, Russell Warren Aylestock and Glenn Oran Aylestock; and three sisters, Mabel Blanche Newcome, Willard Lorene Tomblyn and Phyllis Irene Ervin.

Mr. Aylestock was employed as a lineman with Monongahela Power Company in Clarksburg with 37 years of service, from 1940 until his retirement on November 1, 1977. He was very gifted with handmade stained glass and created and designed stained glass windows for churches in Florida. He was a member of the United Methodist Temple on Locust Street in Clarksburg.

Family and friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Olen Thomas Drive, Rt. 98, Clarksburg, from 4 to 8 p.m. today and on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time funeral services will be held. Pastor Mike Aylestock and Pastor Mike Tallman will be officiating. Entombment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.davisfunerals.com.

Elsworth J. Nuzum, 70, of Adrian, died Saturday, October 8, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born October 4, 1935, in Harrison County, a son of the late Palmer Francis and Alma May Lucus Nuzum. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Flowers Nuzum, whom he married on July 15, 1954.

Also surviving are eight sons, Buck and wife Deborah Nuzum of Buckhannon, Richard and wife Victoria Nuzum of Beckley, Allen and wife Teresa Nuzum of Minnesota, Michael Nuzum and companion Betty Sipe of Buckhannon, Thomas and wife Beth Nuzum of Elkins, James Nuzum and companion Cheryl of Moorefield, Tim and wife Heather Nuzum of Ireland, W.Va., and John Nuzum of Maryland; six daughters, Joyce Nuzum and companion William Kidd of Clarksburg, Marlene Jeffries and companion Bill Green of Buckhannon, Leah Nuzum, Sherry Friend and companion Allen Hamner of Rock Cave, Mary Nuzum and companion Robert DeMastes of Rock Cave and Carolyn and husband Terry Sipe of Buckhannon; two brothers, Harold and Herman Nuzum; five sisters, Betty, Ellen, Minerva, Gladys and Goldie; 28 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Howard and Eugene Nuzum; a sister, Thelma Shaw; and a granddaughter, Elacia Bowman.

Mr. Nuzum was a coal miner and a Christian by faith.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Liberty in Christ Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Liberty in Christ Church with Pastor Mike Westfall and Rev. Wease Day officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Fork Church Cemetery, French Creek.

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Vivian Harvey, 57, of Buckhannon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at her home under the care of People's Hospice of Clarksburg.

She was born March 11, 1948, in Buckhannon, a daughter of James and Ruth Moran True, both who survive and reside in Buckhannon.

She was united in marriage Dec. 31, 1976, to Robert L. Harvey, who survives.

In addition to her mother, father and husband, a daughter, Alicia and husband Lyndon Auvil, of Buckhannon, survive her.

Two sons: William A. Evans, of Concord, N.C.; Robert and wife Melissa Ward, whom she raised and reside in Buckhannon, also survive her.

A grandson, Aydan Auvil, of Buckhannon, also survives her. Four granddaughters: Faith Auvil; Chantal Ward; Hanna Ward and Sarah Ward, all of Buckhannon survive her as well.

A sister, Jeani and husband Kevin Hawkins, of Tallmansville, survive her, as do three nieces: Rebecca Capicola, of Reno, Nev.; Alison Daugherty, of Tallmansville; and Amanda Nesbitt, of Buckhannon survive her.

A nephew, James Michael True, of Siera Vista, Ariz.; survives her as well.

Mrs. Harvey was a beautician and a member of the Way of Holiness Church in Buckhannon.

Friends will be received Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Way of Holiness Church.

The funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Way of Holiness Church with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating.

Burial will take place at Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery in Philippi.

Roy D. Randolph, 76, of the Glady Fork Community in Buckhannon died Sunday, October 9, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Ashtabula, Ohio, a son of the late A.L. Randolph and Thelma Bartlett Randolph. He was united in marriage on Sept. 15, 1977, to Valeri Burroughs Randolph, who survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Michael Randolph of Fairmont, Donnie Randolph and wife Patty of Clarksburg, Ronnie Randolph and wife Roben of Bridgeport, and Tommy Randolph of Clarksburg; four daughters: Donna Yochym and husband Greg of Weston, Gloria Dennison and husband Brian of Wolf Summit, Diana Marsh and husband Robert of Goodhope, and Gracie Martini of Clarksburg; three sisters: Wanda Brady of Stonewood, Lois LaRosa of Nutterfort and Charlene Stevens of Nutterfort; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brother Raymond Randolph and grandson William Andrew Randolph.

Mr. Randolph was a business owner - R&N Core Drilling, Global Auto & Truck Repair, and Buccaneer Sports Shop & Tri County Sports Shop. He served with the Special Forces during the Korean Conflict.

Friends will be received today, Oct. 12, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole. The burial will follow at the Reger Chapel Church Cemetery. The VFW Post No. 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 and DAV 5 and 36 will conduct graveside rites. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Edward Murdock, 66, of Weston died Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 17, 1938, in Marion County, a son of the late Edward Charles and Emma Lee Martin Murdock. On July 16, 1960, he married the former Sharon Marley, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter Kimberly Jo Murdock of Weston; one sister Alberta Schroeder and husband Larry of Paxton, Ill.; one brother John and wife Claudia Murdock of Fairmont; three sisters-in-law Barbara Skidmore of Weston; Connie Bariteau of Gainsville, Va. and Mrs. Nick (Linda) Nicholson of Rio Vende, Ariz.; one aunt and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Murdock was retired from the Shell Oil Co. with several years of service.

He had previously worked at Lockheed-Martin Aircraft and Ingersol Rand. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. He enjoyed working outside and raising tomatoes, he loved to hunt, fish, take long walks and camping. He was an outgoing man and enjoyed his friends and family.

He was a member of the Weston Masonic Lodge #10 AF & AM, and the First Baptist Church of Weston.

Friends were received at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, in Weston on Sept. 23, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service was held 10 a.m. Sept. 24, 2005 from Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Miller officiating.

The burial followed in the Weston Masonic cemetery with Weston Lodge #10 AF and AM in charge of graveside rites. The Boyle Funeral Home of Weston was in charge of the arrangements.

Edna G. Hicks, 93, of the Sand Run community in Buckhannon, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Talbott's Personal Care Home in Belington.

She was born Oct. 8, 1912, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Homer O. and Grace Mayo Slaughter.

She was united in marriage on April 11, 1931, to the late Herschel Hicks, who preceded her in death May 27, 1994.

Two sons: Mike Hicks, of Buckhannon; and Tim Hicks, of McKeesport, Pa. survive her.

Two daughters: Mrs. Shirley Feaganes, of Buckhannon and Mrs. Sharon Long, of Carmel, Calif. also survive her.

Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive her as well.

Two sisters: Iris Seachman, of Spring Hill Fla. and Helen Cantarelli, of Bridgeport, also survive her.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Hicks, three sisters: Cindy Hasslebacher, Virginia Wratchford, and Margaret Osburn, a granddaughter and a grandson.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Buckhannon.

She was a homemaker and a farmer.

She was also a member of the W.Va. Farm Bureau.

Friends will be received today, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Brown officiating.

Interment will take place at the Mt. Union Cemetery.

Richard Harold Norvell, 84, of Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Earnest Bernard and Addie Hinkle Norvell.

His wife, Betty Jeannine Groah Norvell, whom he married in 1959, survives him.

After finishing high school in Upshur County, Mr. Norvell was employed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at the Baltimore office for three years.

During World War II, he was stationed in Fort Blanding, Fla., serving with the Army in personnel placement.

After the war, he returned to Upshur County, securing a B.A. degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a master's degree from West Virginia University. He served his 32-year career at Buckhannon-Upshur High School teaching history and social studies from 1949 to 1982 when he retired.

He was active in the United Methodist Church and served in a number of capacities in community service. He was a member of the Gideons.

He was distinguished by his knowledge, his easy disposition, but most of, by his kindness.

Private services will be held.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph William Criss, 56, of Buckhannon, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at his home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice at 12:05 a.m.

He was born Nov. 23, 1948, in Volga, a son of the late Oran Criss and Virginia A. Fornash Criss.

He was united in marriage on Oct. 18, 1974, to Kathy Moore Criss, who survives and resides in Buckhannon.

In addition to his wife, three sons: Jeffrey and wife Misty Criss, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Philip Criss, of Buckhannon, and Dustin Criss, also of Buckhannon, survive him.

Two grandsons: Hunter Criss and Hayden Criss, both of Martinsburg, W.Va., also survive him.

Three brothers: Carl Criss, of Buckhannon, John Criss, of Buckhannon, and Richard Criss, of Volga, survive him as well.

A sister, Eleanor Lach, of Volga, also survives him.

In addition to his father and mother, a brother Ronald Criss, preceded him in death.

Mr. Criss was a surface miner.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

Randall Scott Heater, 44, died Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at his home in Rock Cave. He was born May 24, 1961 in Buckhannon, the son of Billy Joe Heater of Rock Cave and the late Glenna Jean Compton Heater.

Surviving in addition to his father are three children, Billy Scott Heater, Betty Jo Heater, and Bobby Jo Heater of Buckhannon; two brothers, Michael Joe Heater of Frenchton and Robert Weese Heater of Tennerton; two sisters Marcia Ann Cutright and Karen Jean Hull and husband Steve, all of Rock Cave.

He was a Christian by faith and employed as a rig driller.

The viewing will be held Friday, October 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. William C. Eskew, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Cave Cemetery.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements for Randall Scott Heater.

Charlie A. Bills, 57, of Buckhannon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Nov. 8, 1947, in Fayette County, Alabama, a son of the late Clay and May (Stockman) Bills.

A son, Douglas Scott and wife Jennifer, of Buckhannon, survive him. A granddaughter Michelle Lee Tomey, of Buckhannon, and a grandson, Shane Edwin Tomey, also of Buckhannon, survive him as well. A son, Steven Wayne Scott, and wife Amy, of Buckhannon, also survive him.

A granddaughter, Kelly Jo Scott, also of Buckhannon, survives him. A grandson, Adam Robert Asbury, of Buckhannon, survives him as does grandson, Conner Wayne Perrine, of Buckhannon.

A granddaughter, Skyler Lee Scott, of Brutan, Ala., survives him as well. Granddaughter Loretta Shyanne' Scott, of Brutan, Ala., also survives him.

Three brothers: James Bills, of Berry, Ala., Harold Bills, of Mobile, Ala., and Cecil Bills, of Oklahoma, survive him as well.

A sister, Gail Bills, of Alabama, and ex-wife, Fran Lee Clayton, of Buckhannon, also survive him.

Mr. Bills was an automobile mechanic.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Thelma Carpenter Meadows, 78, of Woodbridge, Va. died Monday, October 24, 2005, in Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. She was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Wheeling, the daughter of the late Simon Carpenter and Virginia Graham Carpenter.

She was united in marriage on Feb. 10, 1951, to Gene Meadows, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Beverly Ziemiecki of Leasburg, Ga. and Joyce Meadows of Woodbridge, Va.; granddaughter Amber Ziemiecki of Leesburg, Ga.; two brothers: William Graham Carpenter of Hilton Head, S.C. and Paul Carpenter of Elkins.

Mrs. Meadows was a homemaker, member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and Good Shepard Lutheran Church of Woodbridge, Va.

The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, Oct. 28 at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Saville officiating.

The burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a WVWC scholarship fund of your choice.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma V. Cutright-Riffle, 93, of Medina, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at Seville, Ohio.

She was born April 16, 1912, in Alexander, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lloyd VanGilder and Lucina (Cutright) VanGilder.

Her first and second husbands, Griffin Joel Cutright and A.M. Riffle, preceded her in death.

Two sons: Carl and wife Gereta Cutright, of Litchfield, Ohio; and Charles and wife Thelma Cutright, of Wooster, Ohio, survive her. A daughter-in-law, Mary Cutright, of Medina, Ohio, also survives her.

Six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive her.

In addition to her father, mother and first and second husbands, a son, Clayton Cutright, preceded her in death.

Six sisters, four brothers, and a granddaughter, Melva Swiger, also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker who was very active and dedicated to church activities.

Friends will be received Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, from 11 a.m. until noon at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at noon at the church with Rev. Jim Morgan officiating.

Burial will take place at the Pine Grove Church Cemetery in Czar, W.Va.

I knew Thelma when she was married both to Cutright and Riffle,she was a sweet lady and had a nice family,her sons were fine young men when I knew them,she is being laid to rest among many people I used to know from Czar and that area. Dora (nee)Hamrick Winkler 303 E 34th.ST.Covington,Ky 41015

Icie Rodata Mahaffey, 87, of Minneapolis died Friday, October 14, 2005. She was born Sept. 27, 1918, in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Wilbert Kimble and Bertha Trussler Kimble.

She was married to the late Darrell Mahaffey. Also preceded in death by son Ronnie Mahaffey, three brothers: Wayne, George and Albert Kimble; and two sisters: Marguerite Hawkins and Lora Kimble.

Surviving are three sons: Glenn, Carl, and Bill Mahaffey; daughter Ruby Maki of Minneapolis; two brothers: Riley Kimble and Othie Kimble both of Ohio; two sisters: Anna Fletcher and Florence Tenney both of Buckhannon; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

The funeral service was held 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Lewis officiating.

The burial followed at the Phillip's Cemetery in Jimtown, W.Va.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements

Russell Leon Jack, 66 of 369 Casey Drive, Camden, West Virginia, died at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2005 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following an extended illness. He was born in Upshur County on July 30, 1939 a son of the late John Aldo Jack and Edith (Lanham) Jack.

On June 15, 1974, we married Edith Pauline (Grogg) Jack, who preceded him in death on June 12, 1996.

Mr. Jack is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Linn Blake and husband Perry of Weston; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert N. Jack and wife Mary Jane of Buckhannon; one sister and brother-in-law, Loretta L. Gillespie and husband Larry Sr. of Buckhannon; two grandchildren; Ryan S. Blake and Brandon S. Clem, both of Weston; and several nieces in nephews. He is also survived by his fiancé, Sandra Parker of Glenville, and her daughters Ronda Hess, Crystal Self and Stacey Parker and grandchildren Lisa Joshua, Desirae, Erkia, Branson and Raegan.

Mr. Jack was preceded in death by one daughter, Melinda Hope Clem; one sister, Dorothy Hayhurst; and two brothers; Jimmy Lee Jack and Gary Meredith Jack.

Mr. Jack was self-employed in construction. He was a Methodist.

Friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue, Weston, today from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend James Brunty and Reverend Mike Westfall officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery in Upshur County.

Charles William Combs, 80, of Mechanicsville, Md., formerly of New Carrollton, Md. died on October 27, 2005 at his residence.

Born on June 21, 1925 in Buckhannon, W.Va., he was the son of the late Guy Cully and Veda Floe Westfall Combs. He worked in sales as a broker for various grocery chains.

Prior, he served his country during World War II while in the U. S. Navy aboard the Air Craft Carrier U. S. S. Monterey CBL 26. While serving he obtained the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. Following his honorable discharge, Mr. Combs re-enlisted in the Navy Reserves until 1952. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville, Md.

Survived by his wife of 56 years, Rita Combs; daughters, Marilou C. Cooper and her husband Ron Cooper of Mechanicsville, Md. and Patricia Combs and her husband Kevin Brown of Greenbelt, Md.; grandchildren Amy Cooper Farrell and her husband Rob Farrell and Jillian Marie Gregory and her husband Toby Gregory; great-grandchildren Mary-Clare Farrell, Madeline Gregory, Molly Farrell, Maeve Farrell and Peyton Gregory.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. 30195 Three Notch Road Charlotte Hall, Maryland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Thursday, November 3, 2005 in Immaculate Conception Church, Mechanicsville, Md.. Interment to follow at 2 p.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of St. Mary's P. O. Box 625 Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, Md.

V. Lance Goss, 86, of Buckhannon died Monday, October 31, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Hall, West Virginia, the son of the late Daniel Goss and Zephia Lantz Goss. He was united in marriage March 15, 1941, to the late Katherine Anglin Goss, who preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 1987. One sister Virginia Hoover also preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons: John and Joyce Goss of Buckhannon and Edward and Rhonda Goss of Hall; daughter Sally Hardman and James Miller of St. Simons Island, Ga.; four grandsons: John Paul Goss of Buckhannon, Roger and Jason Hardman both of St. Simons Island, Ga. and Jacob Goss of Buckhannon; two granddaughters: Jill Goss of Buckhannon and Heather Hardman of St. Simons Island, Ga.; sister Betty Booth of Buckhannon; and six great-grandchildren.

He was a salesman, graduate of WVWC, served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and member of the Hall Bethany Baptist Church.

Friends will be received today, Nov. 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Poling officiating.

The burial will follow at the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Bethany Baptist Cemetery, c/o Edward Jackson, 57 Boggess St., Buckhannon, WV 26201.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter Thomas "Tom" Confere, 58, of Adrian died Sunday, October 30, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 7, 1946, in Cannelton, West Virginia, a son of the late George and Clara Belle Holdren Confere. He is survived by a special friend Margaret "Peggy" King of Adrian; two daughters: Leonna Smith of Buckhannon and Shauna Reed of Georgia; four grandchildren; sister Margaret Gregory of French Creek and good friend Jesse Gregory; brother David Confere and Betty Winkler of Buckhannon. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: George and Henry.

Friends will be received today, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the funeral hour, at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

The burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests help with expenses and donations may be made to the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilda Koon, 79, of Tomball Texas and formerly of Buckhannon died Saturday, October 29, 2005, in Inwood Crossing, Tomball, Texas. She was born Jan. 21, 1926, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Jess E. and Arizona Goodwin Lee. She was married to the late Mack Ray Koon, who preceded her in death on August 25, 1997.

Surviving are four children: David Koon of Fairport, New York, Carolyn Frederick of Houston, Texas, Margaret Williams of Cypress, Texas, and Gregory Koon of Greensville, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister Lita Collen Lee of Elkins.

Mrs. Koon was co-owner of Koon's Auto Repair and Welding, member of the Gertrude Chapel United Methodist Church in Ellamore, and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post #3663.

Friends will be received today, Nov. 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Ed McDaniels officiating. The burial will follow at the Mt. Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made to Milissiox American Hospice, Inwood Street, Room 204, Tomball, Texas 77375. The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Madge Black Burkhammer, 97, passed away October 13, 2005 in Morgantown.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Black and Ulra Sims Black, husband Howard Burkhammer, five sisters Irene Sheets, Rita Hyre, Ruth Cowan, Betty Camarello and Mabel Black; five brothers James, Hayward, Harold, Woodrow, and Herbert Black; one daughter, Betty Moore; and two sons, Leroy and Junior.

She is survived by two daughters Elizabeth Goodwin and LeElla Watkins and one son Bill Burkhammer, all of Morgantown; and one brother David Black of Buckhannon.

A private burial was held in Morgantown.

Areta D. Alkire, 87, of Buckhannon and formerly of Elkins, died Thursday, November 3, 2005 at Holbrook Nursing Home.

She was born September 20, 1918 in Replete, the daughter of the late Hugh and Dovie Bickel Aegan.

Surviving are three sons Glen Alkire of French Creek, Robert Alkire of Marlington, and William Alkire of Buckhannon; four grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was a Methodist by faith and a homemaker. Private family graveside services were held on Saturday, November 5 at Heavner Cemetery.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Denzle E. Smith, 77, of Buckhannon died Saturday, November 5, 2005 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born November 12, 1927 in Adrian, a son of the late Harvey Low Smith and Stacie M. Tenney Smith. He was married on April 13, 1962 to Rena Lane Smith, who preceded him in death on October 18, 2005.

Surviving are a brother, Doyle and wife Karen Smith of Rootstown, Ohio; two sisters, Sada Gould of Buckhannon and Vada and husband Tom Ralston of Rootstown, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two brothers, German Smith and Darris Smith, and a sister, Velma Godrey.

Mr. Smith was a farmer and a lifetime member of the Upshur County Farm Bureau and the French Creek Chapter No. 36 DAV.

Friends will be received today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with the Rev. Nancy Killingsworth presiding. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hinkleville.

Joann Marteney, 72, of Buckhannon died Friday, November 4, 2005, at her home under the care of the People's Hospice of Clarksburg. She was born March 17, 1933, in Century, a daughter of the late Harland Wagner and Lillie Booth Wagner. She was united in marriage March 29, 1948, to the late George Marteney, who preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2003. One sister Phyllis Eckles also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons: Jerry and Mary Marteney and Lynn and Cheryl Marteney, all of Buckhannon; two daughters: Georganna and Bob Starkey of Jane Lew and Nena Harrison of Buckhannon; two grandsons: Scott Starkey of Jane Lew and Jerrod Marteney of Fairmont; six granddaughters: Kim Linger of Jane Lew, Shannon McDaniels of Buckhannon, Barbie Gordon of Belington, Erin Renzelli of Clarksburg, DeLeana Harrison of Buckhannon and Nicole Radabaugh of Buckhannon; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Marteney was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Friends were received Sunday, Nov. 6 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, Nov. 7 at the funeral home with the Rev. John Ingram officiating. The burial will follow at the Marteney Cemetery in Swamp Run, W.Va. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Portia Lee Adams, 81, of the Hinkleville community died Saturday, November 5, 2005, at her home under the care of People's Hospice of Clarksburg. She was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Webster County, a daughter of the late Bessie Irwin. She was united in marriage on Sept. 8, 1942, to the late Clarence J. Adams Jr., who preceded her in death on June 18, 1972.

Surviving are three sons: Larry J. Adams and Bobbie of Matthews, N.C., Jeff W. Adams and Cheryl of Buckhannon and Stephen F. Adams and Shelia also of Buckhannon; two daughters: Barbara and Fred Cleveland of Carriere, Miss., and Pamela Damron of Huntington, W.Va.; six granddaughters: Missy Wright and Christa Sawyer both of Matthews, Angela Damron and Laura Adams both of Huntington, Stephanie Adams and Emily Adams both of Buckhannon; five grandsons: Michael Cleveland of Birmingham, A.L., Marc Cleveland of Hattisburgh, Miss., Keith Damron of Huntington, Scott Adams and Matthew Adams both of Buckhannon; step grandson Josh Reed of Columbus, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren, and sister Evelyn Chetlat of Baltimore, Md.

Mrs. Adams was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Butcher officiating. The burial will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hinkleville, W.Va. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to People's Hospice of Clarksburg or Sand Run Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Adams.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lovie Dell Starcher, 88, of Wishing Well Manor in Fairmont, died Monday, November 7, 2005 at the Fairmont General Hospital.

She was born April 16, 1917 in Naiper, W.Va., the daughter of the late John Stanton Allen and Ellen Murphy Allen. On June 25, 1940 she married Roscoe Max Starcher, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are a son, Randy Max Starcher of Bridgeport, daughter Oletha Nicholson of Las Vegas, Nev., sister Mildred Brown of Baltimore, Md., four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers Ralph Allen, Harry Allen, Cecil Allen, and Russell Allen and sister Amy LeFever.

Mrs. Starcher was a homemaker and attended Calvary Baptist Church.

Friends will be received Friday, Nov. 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the McVaney Cemetery in Hackers Creek. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Oren L. Zirkle, 91, of Peora died at 7:18 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2005, at the Heartland of Clarksburg Nursing Home following an extended illness. He was born May 27, 1914 in Alexander, Upshur County, a son of the late Ray O. and Mollie Teets Zirkle. On Nov. 5, 1938, Mr. Zirkle married Maxine Scott Zirkle, who passed away on Oct. 3, 1990.

He is survived by one daughter Betty and David Carpenter of Clarksburg; one grandson Leslie D. Carpenter of Clarksburg; one sister Dorothy Edgell also of Clarksburg; brother-in-law Rex Walton of Bridgeport; four sisters-in-law: Margaret Zirkle and Minnette Scott both of Fairmont; Betty Zirkle and Clara Paugh both of Shinnston; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Zirkle was also preceded in death by five brothers: Hollis, Denver, Clifford, Emerson and Donald Lee Zirkle, and one sister Wilma Thomas.

Mr. Zirkle retired form the Consolidation Coal Company, Four States Mine in 1975. He was a member of the UMWA Local 9909 and 4060, and the CCC's in Richwood and Nutter Fort; as well as, a member of the Shinnston Senior Citizens and the Shinnston Nutrition Center. He was an avid bowler and loved hunting, fishing and taking trips with the travel club.

Friends were received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and will be received today from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. today, Nov. 9, 2005, at the funeral home with the Rev. Toni Beecher officiating.

The burial will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

The Harmer Funeral Home of Shinnston is in charge of the arrangements.

John Roger Johnson, 52, of Summersville died Friday, November 4, 2005, in a motorcycle accident on Rt. 119 near Marlinton. He was the son of Lula Marie Hammonds Johnson-Brouse of Summersville and the late Merlin Hayes Johnson. He was born at Upper Glade on July 15, 1953. Mr. Johnson was a former coal miner electrician, a HOG member, local motorcycle activist and owner of the Pioneer Inn at Glade Creek with his wife.

Surviving besides his mother: wife Brenda Lane Johnson, son John Pat Johnson and daughter Jamie Ann Johnson both of Canvas; step son J.R. Chidester of Summersville; four brothers: Bill, Dave, Kevin and Randall Johnson all of Summersville; three sisters: Shirley Grose, Jeanie Johnson and Anne Johnson all of Summersville.

Friends were received Monday, Nov. 7 at the Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville. The funeral service was conducted 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Nazarene Tabernacle located at the Nazarene Camp in Summersville with the Rev. Ed Baker officiating. The burial followed in the Johnson City Cemetery at Glade Creek. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Pioneer Inn Christmas Fund, 910 Lower Glade Creek Rd., Summersville, WV 26651. Donations will go for Christmas gifts for under privileged children and nursing home patients.

To e-mail condolences: watersfuneralchapel@ezla.net. The Waters Funeral Chapel of Summersville is in charge of the arrangements.

William Earl Hoover was born on September 1, 1905 at Crawford in Lewis County and departed this life on October 4, 2005 at Cincinnati, Ohio where he had lived for the past 80 years.

He was the son of the late George William Hoover and Amanda Hopkins McClain Hoover. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve Housley Hoover, and brothers: George Erve Hoover of Crawford and Rick Erry Hoover of San Diego, Calif.

Surviving are three nephews: Richard G. Hoover of Buckhannon, Robert D. Hoover of New Milton and George Hoover of California; one niece Ellen Hoover Sofino of California; several great-nieces and nephews also survive him as well.

Georgena Madge Hosaflook, 77, of Buckhannon died Thursday, November 10, 2005 10, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Theodore Oliver Carpenter and Maud Alderman Carpenter. She was united in marriage on Dec. 13, 1953, to the late Eugene Brooks Hosaflook, who preceded her in death on June 8, 1995.

Surviving are son Theodore Eugene Hosaflook of Pennsylvania; granddaughter Brandi Ann Hosaflook of Fairmont; four sisters: Bettie Rose of Buckhannon, Bonnie Hinkle of French Creek, Mary Janssen of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Janice Fitzgerald of Buckhannon; two brothers: Robert and wife Diann Carpenter of Buckhannon and Roger and wife Cindy Carpenter of French Creek; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hosaflook was a homemaker.

Friends were received on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 at the funeral home.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald K. Brown Sr., 70, of Shinnston passed away at his residence at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2005, following a brief illness. He was born in Buckhannon on October 10, 1935, a son of the late Carl B. Brown and Eddie Grace Neff Brown. Twice married, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Meta Scott Brown on March 4, 2003.

Surviving are, his second wife Wilma Northrop Brown, who he married June 5, 2004; three sons and two daughters-in-law: Carl D. and Shelia Brown of Mannington, Donald K. "Butch" Brown Jr. of Shinnston and Thomas E. and Kay Brown of Buckhannon; two daughters and sons-in-law: Roberta and Steve Long of Buckhannon and Katherine and Joel Miltenberger of Bridgeport; a special grandson that was like a son Michael Brown of Carolina, W.Va.; three step-children: Cindy S. Norman and Barry Norman both of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Greg (Jan) Phillips of Mt. Clare; three sisters and two brother-in-laws: Mrs. Janet Sue Crites and Mrs. Denzil "Bertie" Carouso of Buckhannon and Mrs. Greg (Nancy) Schumacher of Elkins; 13 grandchildren that he dearly loved, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Brown was also preceded in death by one granddaughter Sydeny Miltenberger.

Mr. Brown was a graduate of B-U High School Class of 1953. He was a member of the Freedom Southern Baptist Church in Nutter Fort. He was a master mason with membership in the Buckhannon - Franklin Lodge No. 7, AF & AM and was a 32-degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in the Clarksburg and Wheeling bodies. He loved trout fishing and stock car racing.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Transportation, Division of Highways.

Friends may call today, Nov. 14, 2005 at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. at the Freedom Southern Baptist Church on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 with the Rev. Jim Sanders presiding.

The burial will be in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Buckhannon - Franklin Lodge No. 7 AF and AM will meet at the cemetery by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday to accord Mr. Brown Masonic graveside rites.

The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home of Clarksburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Leva Elizabeth Gum Brown, of Orgas, W.Va., and formerly of Buckhannon and Mill Creek, W.Va., passed away Nov. 11, 2005, at her home after a long illness.

She was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Webster County, a daughter of the late Grover and Dona Hammons Gum.

She was a member of the Keith Full Gospel Church in Keith, W.Va.

Her husband, Paul; a son, Cecil; a brother, Charlie Gum and a sister Luella Watson, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters: Evelyn Robinson and husband Otis, of Brook Park, Ohio; and Sharlon Ferrell and husband Jack, of Keith; as well as a son, William Brown and wife Jan, of Etna, N.Y.

Four sisters: Helen Wagman, of Linville, Va.; Waneda Newlon, of Texas; Irene Ferrell, of Mill Creek, W.Va.; and Ice Bradley, of Gastonia, N.C. also survive her.

Four brothers: Henry Gum, of Mill Creek, W.Va.; Don of Belington; Howard, of Huttonsville; and Harvey of Dailey also survive her as do 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received today, Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at the Memorial Mission Church in Mill Creek from 1 to 2 p.m. and at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Whitesville, W.Va. from 6 to 9 p.m.

A short funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Pastor June Ferrell will be officiating.

An additional service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at the Memorial Mission Church with Rev. Long officiating.

Interment will take place at the Mill Creek Cemetery in Mill Creek.

Ruth R. Criss, 87, of Buckhannon died Friday, November 11, 2005 at the Mansfield Place in Barbour County. She was born Oct. 15, 1918 in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Harvey and Samantha Hyre Long. Her husband, Sherman L. Criss, preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters: Jennalee Keiper of Pennsylvania, Barbara Cooper of Florida and Monna Atkins of Virginia; four sons: Denver Criss of Ohio, Loel Criss and Sherman Criss Jr., both of Tennessee and Sam Criss of Buckhannon; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers: French Long of French Creek and Fred Long of Buckhannon; two sisters: Xenna Carpenter and Betty Donaldson both of Buckhannon; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters: Pearl Helmick, Vera Smallridge, Blanche Fleming and three brothers: Harry, Glen and Cecil Long.

Mrs. Criss was a Methodist by faith and a member of the Macedonia United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received today, Nov. 14, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral services will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at the funeral chapel.

The burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Eileen J. Hinkle, 68, of West Palm Beach, Fla. died Sunday, November 13, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon. She was born June 3, 1937, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Clifton Gibson and Virginia Parker Gibson. She was united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1955, to Delmar Hinkle, who survives.

Also surviving are son Douglas Hinkle of Australia; two granddaughters: Stephanie Hinkle of Lake Worth, Fla. and Shy-Ann Hinkle of Australia; and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hinkle was a homemaker.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Hinkle.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Vernon "Jack" Powers, 52, of Yorktown, Va., died Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at his home. He was born June 25, 1953 in Vermillon, Ohio, the son of the late Forest Virgil and June Kathryn (Bennett) Powers.

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly "BJ" Powers of Buckhannon; two grandchildren Hennasea Kittle and Harley Kittle of Buckhannon; three brothers Sammy L. Sampson of Vinton, Va., David R. Sampson of Daytona, Fla. and Stephen J. Powers of Buckhannon; and three sisters Kathryn Sue Heater of Buckhannon, Nancy J. McCartney of Walkersville and Kimberly D. Lincicome of Buckhannon.

He is also survived by the love of his life, Debbie Chetham and her son Matthew.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Larry W. Powers and a nephew Scott Benson.

Mr. Powers was a dispatcher for Johns Brothers in Norfolk, Va. and was an avid racecar fan and had worked in the pit crew for Staton Racing Company.

A viewing will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 18 at the Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News, Va. A second viewing will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19 at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel.

The funeral will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, November 20 at the funeral chapel with Rev. Mike Westfall officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Ridge Cemetery.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles William Tenney, 84, of Trubie Run Road, Buckhannon, died Saturday, November 19, 2005 at his home in Buckhannon, under the care of Peoples Hospice of Clarksburg. He was born October 9, 1921 in Tribue Run, a son of the late Floyd J. Tenney and Fannie Shockey Tenney. He married Rosemary Scott Tenney on April 4, 1964, who survives.

Also surviving are five sons: Lennie and wife Carol Tenney of Buckhannon, David and wife Christinia Tenney and their three children of Norton, John and wife Florence Tenney of Buckhannon, Randy and wife Dodie Tenney of Buckhannon, and Chris Tenney and fiancé Lisa McCormick of Buckhannon; two daughters: Diana and husband Jim Gregory of Buckhannon, and Mary and husband Randy Hawkins of Buckhannon; two grandsons: Bryan O'Neil and wife Lisa Tenney of Maryland, and Bradley Warren Tenney of Fairmont; eight granddaughters: Claudia Tenney of Charleston, Stephanie Hawkins, Samantha Hawkins, Carly Gregory, Amanda Tenney, Morgan Tenney, Cassie Tenney and Emily Tenney, all of Buckhanon; a step-granddaughter: Brittany Gregory of Buckhannon; a great-granddaughter: Lauren Tenney of Maryland; six great-grandsons: Michael Tenney, Dylan Tenney and Tyler Davis, all of Maryland, and Brandon Tenney, Aaron Tenney and Stephan Tenney, all of Elkins; a sister-in-law: Tressie Ware of Buckhannon; a niece: Stella Morris of Buckhannon; and a nephew: Larel Ware of Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Lamb Tenney; two brothers, Cecil Ware and James Ware; and a sister, Dana Ware.

Friends will be received today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tallmansville.

Mary L. Ubowski, 88, of Buckhannon died Thursday, November 17, 2005, at Holbrook Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 19, 1916, in Niagara Falls, New York, a daughter of the late Frank and Grace Parone Castiglione. She was married to the late Chester Ubowski. Eleanor Benedict, a sister, also preceded her in death. Surviving is a sister Sarah J. Davis of Buckhannon; three nephews: Gary M. Davis, Glenn M. Davis and Bryon W. Benedick; and niece Diane L. Davis.

Mrs. Ubowski was a retired clerk for International Paper Company of Niagara Falls. She was a Catholic by faith.

A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, with Celebrant Father James McCafferty officiating. The burial followed in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Niagara Falls, New York.

The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Lynn Hull, 58, of Walkersville died on Thursday, November 17, 2005, at the Stonewall Jackson Hospital. He was born May 7, 1947, in Weston, a son of the late William R. and Agnes F. Curry Hull.

Surviving are two daughters: Tracie Lynn Hull and Tara Lynn Hull both of Morgantown; three brothers: William F. Hull, Joseph S. Hull and M. Boone Hull all of Walkersville; one sister Debra S. Hornick of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hull was a truck driver for J.F. Allen Company and attended church at the Ireland United Methodist Church.

Friends were received on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alkire Funeral Chapel. The funeral service was held 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Earl Cayton officiating. The burial followed at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland was in charge of the arrangements.

Vincent Winfield Miller, 67, of Buckhannon departed this life at 12:55 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2005, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 6, 1938 at Tanner, W.Va., a son of Neva Wilson Fallon and the late Jack Miller. Mr. Miller was retired from Schlumberger where he worked in oil and gas. He was also a Christian by faith.

Surviving are four daughters and one son: Tina Jones and Deanna Hilton of Glenville, Carrie Wexler of Calif., Derrick Johnson and Darcy Baird of Arizona; two sisters and one brother: Jackie Frymier of Maryland, Kitty Dorman of Washington and Jeff Miller of Virginia; and eight grandchildren.

The funeral service was conducted Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. in Glenville with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating. The burial followed in the Miller Family Cemetery in Letter Gap, W.Va.

The Ellyson Mortuary Inc. of Glenville was in charge of the arrangements.

Truman Durbin Bennett, 73, of Buckhannon died Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 5:30 a.m. at Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center. He was born February 18, 1932 in Buckhannon, the son of the late Archie Baxter Bennett and Edna Dell Moats Bennett. He was married to the late Ruth Virginia Beam Bennett who preceded him in death on July 9, 2000.

He is survived by daughter Barbara A. (Bennett) Bennett of Buckhannon; three grandsons Bradley Bennett, Anthony Lemons and Martin Lemons, all of Buckhannon; five sisters Mary Maxine Bennett of Buckhannon, Edna Elaine White of Syracuse, N.Y., Wanda Elnora Baughman of Syracuse, N.Y., Samantha Louise Bennett of Buckhannon, and two brothers Harold Junior Bennett of Warren, Ohio and Charles Clinton Bennett of French Creek.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister Emogene Fern Bennett and three brothers Woodford George Bennett, Edward Steve Bennett, and Issac Martin Bennett.

Mr. Bennett was a maintenance supervisor for Upshur County.

Friends will be received Tuesday, November 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Wednesday, November 23 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Calvin McCutcheon officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Delmas Charles "Shorty" Ware, 64, of Parkwood Dr., Buckhannon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at his home.

He was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Hacker Valley, a son of Nelson Ware and the late Lovie Barbe Ware.

He was united in marriage on December 22, 1961, to Dorthea Jean Lane Ware, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by one son, Thomas "T.J." Ware, of Reedsville, W.Va., and one daughter, Tammy Brown, of Hacker Valley.

One granddaughter, Asasha Brown, of Hacker Valley, also survives him. A sister, Lela Pugh, of French Creek, survives him as well.

Mr. Ware was the owner and operator of Ware Lumber and Fence Company.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Rev. Chris Cosner officiating. Interment will follow in the French Creek Memorial Gardens.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathleen Virginia Harsh, 84, of Buckhannon passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2005, in the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg. She was born Oct. 4, 1921, in Thomas, W.Va., a daughter of the late George Raymond and Nora Belle (Lear) Dawson. She was united in marriage on Nov. 10, 1940, to Elmer Morris (Smokey) Harsh, who survives.

Also surviving are daughter Mary Elizabeth and husband Tom Stark of Parkersburg; four sons: Harold L. Harsh of Buckhannon, David L. and wife Kimberly Harsh of Glade Springs, Ronald L. and wife Sharon Harsh of Charleston, and Timmy and wife Paula Worden of Davis; one daughter-in-law Joyce Ann and husband Dan Brown of Buckhannon; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Harsh was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, one son Robert Eugene Harsh, one grandson Gregory Allen Harsh and one great-grandson Curtis Matthew Harsh.

Mrs. Harsh was a dining room hostess/supervisor at the Twin Fall State Park in Mullens, W.Va., a homemaker and a United Methodist by faith.

Friends were received Monday, Nov. 21, 2005 and Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., in Philippi. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, with the Rev. Jon Lands of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Vienna, W.Va., officiating.

The burial followed in the Concord Cemetery. The Wright Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

John W. Kyle Jr., 77, of French Creek died Monday, November 21, 2005 at his home. He was born October 10, 1928, in Elkins, a son of the late John W. Kyle Sr. and Emma Lena Griffith Kyle Sr. He married Virginia C. Zickefoose Kyle, who survives, on October 21, 1949.

Also surviving are three sons: John W. and wife Cathy L. Kyle, III of Nutter Fort, Jerry L. Kyle of Buckhannon and Robert P. Kyle of French Creek; a daughter: Patricia Ann Kyle of Parma, Ohio; two granddaughters: Samantha Russell and Jessica Russell, both of Parma, Ohio; a brother: Jacob Mack Kyle of Elkins; and three sisters: Iris Newman of Cleveland, Ohio, Bernice Phillips of Buckhannon, and Betty Krajewski of Beverly Hills, Fla.

Mr. Kyle was a crew leader at General Motors.

Friends will be received Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the Rock Cave Cemetery.

Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion, and DAV Chapter 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

Vincent Winfield Miller, 67, of Buckhannon departed this life at 12:55 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following injuries sustained as the result of an accidental fall. He was born Feb. 6, 1938 at Tanner, W.Va., a son of Neva Wilson Fallon and the late Jack Miller. Mr. Miller was retired from Schlumberger where he worked in oil and gas.

He was also a Christian by faith.

Surviving are four daughters and one son: Tina Jones and Deanna Hilton of Glenville, Carrie Wexler of Calif., Derrick Johnson and Darcy Baird of Arizona; two sisters and one brother: Jackie Frymier of Maryland, Kitty Dorman of Washington and Jeff Miller of Virginia; and eight grandchildren.

The funeral service was conducted Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. in Glenville with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating. The burial followed in the Miller Family Cemetery in Letter Gap, W.Va.

The Ellyson Mortuary Inc. of Glenville was in charge of the arrangements.

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Hubert Eugene Thorne, 76, of Buckhannon died Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Louise, W.Va., a son of the late Hubert and Goldie Floyd Thorne.

Surviving are wife Teresa Grega Thorne of Buckhannon; three children: Patricia and husband Terry Howell of Salem, Terry and husband Robert Summers of Midlothian, Va. and James Michael and wife Cheryl Thorne of Covington, La.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister Donna McClain of Clarksburg. Two brothers preceded him in death.

Mr. Thorne was a retired mine foreman for Pittston Coal Company and member of the Church of God of Buckhannon. He was an avid motorcyclist and a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association.

Friends and family were received on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. The funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at the funeral chapel with Pastor Frank Spears officiating.

The burial followed at the Upshur County Memorial Park in Tennerton.

The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Goldsmith, 51, of Buckhannon died Thursday, November 24, 2005 at her home under the care of People's Hospice of Clarksburg. She was born Oct. 23, 1954, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Dana M. Curtis and Wanda L. Perrine Curtis of Buckhannon, who survives.

Also surviving are partner Rocky R. Wamsley of Buckhannon; three daughters: Michelle and husband Leland Pickens of Ireland, Sandra and husband David Walton of Buckhannon and Rachel and husband Leon Rowan of Buckhannon; six grandsons: Leland Pickens, Bradley Pickens, Timothy Schulte, Joshua Schulte, Zachery young, and Tyson Bliegh; three granddaughters: Kayla Pickens, Miesha Fallo, and Cheyanna Rowan; one unborn grandchild; two brothers: Randy and Charles Garrison; three sisters: Terry Sandt, Mildred Swiger, and Sue Burkhammer; great uncle Charles Harris; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, one brother Burnard Ocheltree and one nephew Michael Gibson preceded her in death.

Friends were received on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. officiating.

The burial followed at the Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Walter W. Clark Sr., 92, of Hephzibah passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2005, following a brief illness. He was born on March 13, 1913 in Hephzibah, a son of the late Soloman Levy Clark and Mary Elizabeth Pence Clark. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his wife Vergie Mabel Clark on Feb. 12, 2005, whom he married on May 9, 1936.

He is survived by two sons: Keith M. Clark and wife Verna L. Clark of Mansfield, Ohio and Walter W. "Walt" Clark Jr. and wife Ruthan of Hephzibah; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; one sister Ruth Clark Swiger and husband Lonnie of Chantilly, Va.; daughter-in-law Waltraud Clark of S.C. formerly of Hephzibah; son-in-law William (Bill) Wilfong of Quite Dell.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by three brothers: John, Harold and Carl Clark; two sisters: Vonda Heatherly Grapes and Juanita Clark; two infant sisters: Flossie Lee and Betty Elizabeth Clark; daughter Nora Jean Wilfong; two sons: Ronald Lee and Stephen Dexter Clark and one daughter-in-law Debbie Clark.

Mr. Clark was a coalminer having retired from Marine Coal Company of Spelter. He was a member of the Hephzibah Baptist Church and a member of the UMWA Association. He also enjoyed playing the harmonica.

Friends and family were received Sunday, Nov. 27 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 S. Pike St. in Shinnston. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. today, Nov. 28 at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Coffman and Robert Merritt officiating. The burial will follow at the Shinnston Masonic cemetery.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.dorseyfuneralhome.com. The Dorsey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Laura Jean Miller, 78, of Rock Cave, died Saturday, November 26, 2005 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born June 28, 1927 in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Edward Harrison McQuain and Minnie Ellen Rollins McQuain. On November 1, 1947, she married Harold Morgan Miller, who preceded her in death on July 27, 1993.

Surviving are a daughter, Melinda Jo (Miller) Arnold and husband Kelly of Rock Cave; a granddaughter, Marlana Jean Arnold and Joshua Lee Ringer of Buckhannon; a grandson, Kevin Wayne Arnold of Rock Cave; a great-granddaughter, Cadence Renee Ringer of Buckhannon; a great-grandson, Nathaniel Morgan Ringer of Buckhannon; two brothers, Homer Edward McQuain and Billy James McQuain, both of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Maxine Wycoff and Frances Irene Warner.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and attended Rock Cave Baptist Church.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with Pastor David Jesse and the Rev. Eugene Helmick officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery.

Xenna Maye Carpenter, 94, of Buckhannon, Tennerton community, died Sunday, November 27, 2005, at Holbrook Nursing Home in Buckhannon.

She was born January 19, 1911, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Harvey and Cemantha Hyre Long.

She was united in marriage on May 21, 1940, in Monterey, Va. to Delbert Carpenter, who preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1986.

She is survived by two brothers: French Long and wife Lois of French Creek and Fred Long of Buckhannon; one sister Betty Donaldson of Buckhannon; several nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded in death by four sisters: Pearl Helmick, Vera Smallridge, Blanche Fleming and Ruth Criss and three brothers: Harry, Cecil, and Glen Long.

Mrs. Carpenter taught elementary school in Upshur County for 43 years before retiring in June 1973. She was a member of the Frenchton United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received today, Nov. 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Robert Heavner officiating. The burial will follow in the Upshur County Memorial Park Cemetery. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jenneve Mae Hamilton, 90, of Buckhannon died Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born on April 16, 1915, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Nathan Goff Hinkle and Carmie Phillips Hinkle. She was united in marriage on Feb. 15, 1936, to the late Jesse J. Hamilton, who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1993.

Three brothers survive her: Paul Eugene Hinkle of Buckhannon, Gerald Hinkle of Buckhannon, and Ellis Burl Hinkle of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hamilton was a homemaker and attended Hampton United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received on Thursday, December 1, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Ogden officiating.

The burial will follow at the Buckhannon Memorial Park.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sandra Jo Tenney, 66, of Tallmansville died Monday, November 28, 2005, at her home under the care of Mt. Hospice. She was born June 9, 1939, in Frenchton, a daughter of the late Otis and Daisy Underwood Kelley.

She was united in marriage on Jan. 31, 1959, to Kenneth Tenney, who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children: Carla Orsburn and husband Kenneth of Tallmansville, Beverly Irwin and husband Greg of Valley Bend, Kenneth Tenney Jr. and wife Melissa of Tallmansville, and Jeanette White and husband Clifford of Tallmansville; nine grandchildren: Benjamin Orsburn, Matthew Orsburn, Andrew Orsburn, Sarah Orsburn, William Irwin, Victoria Irwin, Mikayah Irwin, James Tenney, and Ashlea White; four brothers: Otis "Bud" Kelley of Tucson, Ariz., Gerald Tenney of Helvetia, Joe Kelley of Duncan, Ariz. and Gary "Lew" Kelley of French Creek; and three sisters: Ada Wilson of Frenchton, Dee LaVrar of Toledo, Ohio and Connie Simmons of Frenchton.

An infant brother Joy Dale Wilson preceded her in death.

Mrs. Tenney was a personal care giver and a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received today, Nov. 30, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel.

The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Tim Lewis officiating.

The burial will follow at the Elbon Cemetery. The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby A. Hardman-DeBarr of Walland, Tenn. died on November 26, 2005.

She was a member of Friendly Hill Baptist Church. She retired from Bridgestone/Firestone Tire Company after 35 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne R. DeBarr; parents William and Violet Bradley; brother Donnie Bradley; and son-in-law Eddie Buchanan.

She is survived by daughters: Pam Buchanan of Seymour, Sandra Carpenter of Las Vegas, and Gloria Jean and Bill Priest of Three Oaks, Mich.; son Ronnie and Diane DeBarr of North Canton, Ohio; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday.

The funeral service was held 8 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2005 at Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Fate Green officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home today, Nov. 30 to proceed to Caylor's Chapel Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service.

Condolences can be e-mailed to memorialfh@yahoo.com.

The Memorial Funeral Home Inc., of Maryville, Tenn. was in charge of the arrangements.

Forrest Pete Darrel Summers, 84, departed this life peacefully at his residence on Spruce Fork in Buckhannon on November 27, 2005 at 9:25 a.m. after a long illness.

He was born Feb. 24, 1921 to the late Creed Robert Summers and Dona Mae (Duncan) Summers of Stonecoal near Horner in Lewis County and is survived by his wife of 63 years Thelma F. (Rippetoe) Summers, four children: Drema Lanham and husband Robert of Pennsboro, Darrel Summers and wife Wanda of Horner, Joyce Heckert and husband Robert of Charleston and Lois Yousefi and husband Abbas of Middletown, Del.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Summers began his career in 1941, as a welder with Barium Reduction in South Charleston, W.Va. In 1942, he was called to serve his country in World War II as a member of the 11th Army Air Corp in the United States Army in the North Pacific as a corporal. While serving in the Aleutian Islands during the battle of Kiska, he was awarded the Bronze Battle Star and the Good Conduct Medal and was also awarded three overseas bars and one serving stripe.

He was honorably discharged on October 27, 1945, from Tinker Field Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

After his discharge, Mr. Summers resumed his career as a welder with Barium Reduction for many years until the company was purchased by PPG Industries. In 1965, he was transferred to Natrium, W.Va. north of New Martinsville, W.Va. where he continued to work until his retirement in April of 1983. Mr. Summers enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, riding his four-wheeler, and also enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren coming to visit. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend to everyone. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to a neighbor in need.

Mr. Summers was a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Doug Smailes of Vandilla Methodist Church was preached the funeral.

Burial will follow in the family cemetery on his farm.

Malinda Jane "Linda" Stump, 79, of Buckhannon passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born July 14, 1926, in Webster County, a daughter of the late Patrick Duffy Hamrick and Mary Martha Sycafoose Hamrick. She was united in marriage on Aug. 4, 1946, to James Stump, who survives. Also surviving are son Michael and Celesta Stump of Buckhannon; three daughters: Rose and Mike Whitehair, Brenda and Terry Cutright, and Teresa and David Maxwell all of Buckhannon; five grandsons: Terry Junior "Joe" Cutright, Jeff Whitehair, Shane Whitehair, Todd Whitehair, and David "DJ" Maxwell Jr. all of Buckhannon; five granddaughters: Michele Kemp of Woodbridge, Va., Angel Phillips of Knoxville, Tenn., Amy Hatfield of Buckhannon, Heather Small of Buckhannon and Sydney Maxwell of Buckhannon; 15 great-grandchildren and sister Lena Hamrick.

She was preceded in death by one grandson John Michael Whitehair Jr., three brothers: Sylvester, Herbert and John Adison Hamrick; and two sisters: Madeline Dauphinee and Shella Bright.

Mrs. Stump was a homemaker and was employed at Ralph's Furniture for 24 years. She attended Calvary Baptist and Liberty Baptist Churches and was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Chapter No. 18 Order Eastern Star.

She was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a dear friend. We will miss her and we love her very much.

Friends will be received today, Dec. 2, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole and Pastor Beryl McKisic officiating. The burial will follow at the Buckhannon Memorial Mausoleum. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joanna L. Vawter,78 of Mulberry Avenue, Moundsville, W.Va. died Tuesday, November 29, 2005 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born October 20, 1927 in Upshur County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Hazel Fox Smith.

She was a member of Cornerstone Church of God in Mounds-ville.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by two sons, Brian and Bernie Vawter, a brother, Wayne Frisby and a brother-in-law, George Harris.

Survivors include her husband, Dellis Vawter, six cousins, David (Shelly) Conner, Roy Conner, Jesse Conner, Rebecca (Jim) Davis, Lori Conner and Michelle Conner all of Moundsville, a brother, Richard Fox of Martinsburg, W.Va., four nieces, Sara, Dawna, Carla and Barbara, five sisters-in-law, Helen Tenney Fox, Iona Harris, Jenny Arnez, Sheila and Donna Sue Harris, 35 grandchildren and very special friend, Loretta Conner.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Wilfong officiating. Interment will be in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Wheeling, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 122 S. High St., Morgantown, WV 26501.

Sympathy expressions can be given at www.grisellfuneralhomes.com.

Mildred H. Fowler, 98, of Smyrna, Del. died Friday, December 2, 2005 at Deleware Hospital for Chronically Ill in Smyrna. She was born August 14, 1907 in Rock Cave, the daughter of the late William Weese Harper and Georgia Ruth Kincaid Harper. She was married to Robert Dane Fowler who preceded her in death.

Surviving are a daughter Mary V. Fowler of Dover, Del. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Walters, Ruth Darr, and Clotille Chidester and a brother William Harper.

Mrs. Fowler had been a deputy county clerk for Upshur County and a member of First United Methodist Church.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 7 at 10 a.m. at Heavner Cemetery. with Rev. Mark Flynn officiating..

Eva Celestine Quick, 86, of Elkins died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at Nella's Nursing Home in Crystal Springs. She was born March 21, 1919, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late James P. Burke and Sarah T. Nay Burke. She was united in marriage on April 13, 1941 to the late Merritt E. Quick, who preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2000. One son Bernard Quick and daughter Patricia C. Quick preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter Janet L. Klepper of Missouri; three sons: Edward E. Quick of Cleveland, England, James. W. "Willy" and wife Chris Quick of Buckhannon and John L. and wife Sharon Quick of Buckhannon; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Quick was a homemaker, for many years was a school cook at Sand Run and Excelsior Elementary schools, and charter member of Nay Chapel United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Dec. 6, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Heater officiating. The burial will follow at the Mt. Union Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Jane Light Roth, 80, of Buckhannon died Thursday, December 1, 2005, at the Holbrook's Nursing Home. She was born March 13, 1925, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Hobert Earl Rowan and Hettie Pearl Gooden Rowan. She was also preceded in death by first husband Albert Francis Light, who died Oct. 30, 1973 and second husband Clifford Roth, who died May 6, 1992; three brothers: Harold Rowan, Clarden Ray Rowan and Bob Rowan; and two sisters: Virginia Rutledge and Louise Rowan.

Surviving are daughter Rose and husband Dale Knight of Buckhannon; son Francis and wife Wanda Light of Buckhannon; four granddaughters: Peggy Shahan of Belington, Patty Jordon of Hinkleville, Kathy Hardman of Ninty Six, SC, and Melissa Kelley of Tallmansville; two step-granddaughters: Amanda West of Hodgesville and Tina Daugherty of Philippi; 7 great-grandchildren; brother Harry Eugene Rowan of Mabie; and three sisters: Marjorie Hurst of Indiana, Mildred Duke of Ohio and Wilma Tackett of Ohio.

Mrs. Roth was a homemaker and attended church at the Fairview United Methodist Church.

Friends were received Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service was held 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005 at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard McGuire officiating. The burial followed at the Fairview Cemetery in Kedron, W.Va. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Chris William Bender, 34, of Rock Cave, died Saturday, December 3, 2005. He was born November 15, 1971, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of Terry Bender of Rock Cave and Betty Ponsford Bender of Cleveland, Ohio.

He is also survived by his stepmother Diane Bender of Rock Cave. He was united in marriage on July 3, 1993 to Jennifer Boatwright Bender who survives. He is survived by one daughter Ceara Bender and one son C.J. Bender both at home. He is also survived by three brothers, Tony Bender and wife Drema, of Walkersville, Craig Bender and wife Trudy and Phillip Bender and wife Tammy, both of French Creek; one sister, Laura Chidester and husband Sonny of Rock Cave, along with and several nieces and nephews.

Two stepsisters, Jeana Carpenter, of Rock Cave, and Joanie Hutchins, of French Creek also survive him.

Chris was employed by Alcon in Buckhannon. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter. Chris loved trucks and cars.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Thursday, December 8, 2005 from noon to 1 p.m., the funeral hour with Pastor David Jessie officiating.

Interment will follow in the Goshen Cemetery. At the request of the family the casket will remain closed.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Norma Lee Lambert, 82, of Buckhannon died Friday, December 2, 2005, at the home of her caretaker Loretta Ables. She was born June 21, 1923, in Grafton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Guy Lambert and Ethel Kinter Lambert.

Twin sister Dorothy D. Lambert Morrison also preceded her in death.

Surviving are friend Loretta Ables of Buckhannon; four sons: Larry and Clara Yoders, Davie and Edna Yoders, and Stevey and Rita Yoders all of Clarksburg and Jimmie Yoders and wife Margaret Norman of Buckhannon; daughter Judy Rhodes of Buckhannon; four grandsons: Stephen Yoders Jr., Adam Yoders, Larry Yoders and Michael Yoders all of Clarksburg; three granddaughters: Maryann Mayer, Jennifer Yoders-Greaver, and Connie Yoders all of Clarksburg; three step-grandchildren: Joseph Richards, Tracie Marie Garrison and Samantha Lynn Garrison all of Buckhannon; great-granddaughter Skylar Yoders of Clarksburg; four great-grandsons: Billy, Matthew and Hunter Mayer and Terijen Greaver all of Clarksburg.

Mrs. Lambert was a homemaker and member of the Catholic Church East Pike St. in Clarksburg.

Friends were received Tuesday, December 6, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. today, Dec. 7, 2005 at the funeral home. The burial will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Quiet Dell.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Edward Hyre, 71, a resident of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., departed this life early Saturday morning, December 3, 2005, at the Imperial Point Medical Center in Florida. He was born Nov. 4, 1934, in Frenchton, a son of the late Herbert P. Hyre and Agnes McClain Hyre of Buckhannon.

Surviving are a sister Ethel Hyre Johnston of Rock Cave; brother Herbert P. Hyre Jr. and wife Betty of Buckhannon; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend Scott Hamilton.

In addition to his parents one brother Jack R. Hyre preceded him in death in 1951.

He graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School with the class of 1953. He attended the School of Art in Pittsburgh. He was an interior designer and an antique dealer in New York City and the Philadelphia area for several years before retiring to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

To honor the deceased wishes, cremation will take place and no services.

Kenneth R. "Bob" Winnings, 65, of Niles, Ohio died October 18, 2005 under the care of Southern Hospice.

Bob was born April 17, 1940 in Buckhannon, the son of Pauline Winnings and Clyde Robinson.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Betty Jean White; four sons Kenny; Bobby Jo and wife Sheila; Chuck and wife Angle of Buckhannon and George and wife Vickie of Youngstown, Ohio; five daughters Mary Harper and husband Bob; Maxine and husband Fred Small of Buckhannon; Betty Jo of Gerrard, Ohio; Lucy of Grand, Ohio and Jeanie of Greenwich, Ohio; 19 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sister Maxine Warner of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Mr. Winnings was cremated.

Gene H. Wilson, 85, of Buckhannon, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born Sept. 19, 1920, in Wilsontown, a son of the late Oscar J. and Bernice Fidler Wilson.

His first wife, Mildred H. Wilson, preceded him in death.

His second wife, Juanita Brohard Wilson, survives him.

A son, Michael G. Wilson and wife Pam, of Buckhannon, and one daughter, Lisa W. Seaborn and husband John, of Richmond, Va., survive him.

A stepson, Joey Reger, of Buckhannon, and one stepdaughter, Charlotte Anderson, of Baltimore, Md., survive him as well.

Eight grandchildren: M. Todd Wilson and wife Jennifer, of Charleston, Nicole Kelly and husband Christopher, of Monroeville, Pa., Madison Seaborn, of Richmond, Va., Steven Anderson, Terri L. Jack, both of Baltimore, Md., Jeremy Reger, Joshua Todd Reger and Michaella Reger, all of Buckhannon, also survive him.

Five great-grandchildren: Keisha C. Wilson, Kelsey A. Wilson, both of Buckhannon, Connor T. Kelly, of Monroeville, Pa., Miah Reger, of Buckhannon, and Bradley Nelson, of Baltimore, Md., survive him as well.

Two sisters: Billie Ridgeon, of California, and Roberta Wilfong, of Mississippi, survive him, as do several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers: Paul Wilson and Robert Wilson, along with three sisters: Phyllis Zickefoose, Carol Lewis and Oneita Masters preceded him in death.

Mr. Wilson was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corp, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was retired from the Upshur County Board of Education, where he was director of transportation and director of the warehouse.

Mr. Wilson was a past master of the Rock Cave Lodge No. 81, past worthy patron of the Oletha Chapter No. 82 Eastern Star of Rock Cave, and a member of the Upshur County No. 34 RAM. He was a member of the French Creek DAV Chapter No. 36, and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post No. 3663 of Buckhannon.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005; from 4 to 8 p.m. Mr. Wilson will be moved to the Wilson Chapel UM Church on Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, where he will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. the funeral hour.

Interment will follow in the Wilsontown Cemetery. The Rock Cave Lodge No. 81, will have Masonic services at the graveside.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Noel "Bud" Casto, 86, of Buckhannon, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center.

Mr. Casto was born April 25, 1919, in French Creek, the son of the late Esker Casto and Myrtle Maude Spaur Casto.

He was united in marriage in 1944 to Alice Ruth Leaseburg Casto, who preceded him in death in 1991.

Seven nephews survive him. A special nephew, Mason and wife Dora Neely, of Rock Cave, survive him. A niece also survives him.

In addition to his father, mother and wife, a brother, Otis Casto, a sister Margaret Hull and one niece also preceded him in death.

Mr. Casto was a casket maker with R&B Casket Company. He was a Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663.

Friends will be received Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vickie Sheppard officiating.

Burial will take place at the Rock Cave Cemetery.

The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of the American Legion and DAV Chapters No. 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at graveside.

Opal Jane Garlow, 92, of Buckhannon, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Feb. 17, 1913, in Cubana in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Eli and Nettie Leigh Zickefoose.

She was united in marriage on Feb. 24, 1936, to Nuzum G. Garlow, who preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1990.

A sister, Montie Garlow, of Tallmansville Road, survives her. Four nieces: Doris Garlow Carter and husband John, of Nutter Fort; Joan Garlow Bailey and husband Earl, of Fairmont; Margaret Garlow McCauley and husband Joseph, of Charleston, S.C.; and Mary Lee Foster Settle and husband Charles, of Capron, Va.; also survive her.

A nephew Guy Maxwell Foster and wife Yvonne, of Tallmansville Road survives her as well.

In addition to her father, mother and husband, two sisters: Lundie Zickefoose and Beatrice Foster preceded her in death.

Mrs. Garlow was a member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Hemlock and attended the Tennerton United Methodist Church.

She was a homemaker and a teacher.

Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at the funeral chapel with the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. and Rev. Billie Scott Mick officiating.

Interment will take place at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hemlock.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made out to: Mt. Olive Cemetery Association, in care of Mary Ann Tenney, 14 High Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201 or the American Cancer Society.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth G. Strader, long time resident of Crawford and more recently of Spencer, W.Va., died Thursday, December 8, 2005, four days after her 98th birthday at Roane General Hospital in Spencer.

She was born Dec. 4, 1907, at Evergreen, the daughter of the late Bryant J. and Luella G. Martin. She was united in marriage on October 29, 1932, to the late Paul E. Strader, who preceded her in death in 1998.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Calvin L. and Emmadale Strader of Parkersburg, two daughters and sons-in-law: Thelda L. and Paul Hughes of Spencer, and Paula L. and Bob Howe of Indiantown, Fla.; six grandchildren: Dr. Nikola Strader and Dr. Rockelle Strader both of Columbus, Ohio, Lisa Bradley of Charleston, Greg Hughes of Fairfax, Va., Mark and Franklin Howe, both of Palm City, Fla., four great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons, and two unborn great-grandchildren; and sister Lucy Brady of Florida.

Mrs. Strader graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1929. She received a standard normal teaching degree from West Virginia Wesleyan in 1931 and taught one year. After World War II, she was substitute teacher in Lewis County for many years. She later taught school in Preston County for six years.

In 1941, she was a charter member of the Crawford Community Farm Women's Club, now the Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS). In 1945, she organized and was leader of the Crawford Indian Trail 4-H Club. She was active in politics and was a Republican Committee woman. She belonged to the Rebekah Lodge and was a member of the Crawford United Methodist Church.

Her family and friends will remember her hospitality, good cooking and homemade bread.

Friends were received Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, Dec. 12, 2005, at the funeral home.

The burial will follow at the Post Chapel Cemetery in Crawford. Memorials may be made to the Crawford Indian Trail 4-H Club, 74 Sammy Run Road, Roanoke, WV 26447.

The Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland is in charge of the arrangements.

Bethene V. Hull, 94, of Buckhannon died Friday, December 9, 2005 at her home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice of Buckhannon. She was born Nov. 25, 1911, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Albert Tenney and Stella Glass Tenney. She was united in marriage on Jan. 26, 1942 to the late Hugh Hull, who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1995.

A son Bernard Hugh Hull, three brothers: Kiser, Elles and Victor Tenney; and a sister Fleta Hull also preceded her in death.

Surviving are daughter-in-law Nancy (Grill) Hull Wilson of Buckhannon; two granddaughters: Beth Ann and Rick Rickman and Lori Jan and Scott Heater all of Buckhannon; four great-granddaughters: Arianna, Alison and Abigail Rickman and Reagan Heater, all of Buckhannon; two sisters: Margie Reese of Clarksburg and Letha Hinkle of Barberton, Ohio.

Mrs. Hull was a homemaker.

Friends were received on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, Dec. 12, 2005, at the funeral home.

The burial will follow at the Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph Elzy Oldaker, 93, passed away in Elkins, W.Va. at Nella's Nursing Home on December 9, 2005.

Joseph was born July 8, 1912 in Clarksburg, the son of Lowery Elzy Oldaker and Willie (Lawson) Oldaker. He is survived by one sister, Geneva (Oldaker) Taylor of Rock Cave and one brother, Edward Lawson Oldaker of Buckhannon. He was preceded in death by one sister Mary Frances (Oldaker) Beeson; two brothers, William Bailey Oldaker and David Lynn Oldaker Sr.; and nephew David Lynn Oldaker Jr.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews: Kathleen Sue Rymeski of Portland, Ore.; Lisa Palmer of Grafton, Mass.; Bradley R. Oldaker of Weston; Phillip Oldaker and Michael Oldaker, both of Buckhannon; Stephen Oldaker of Texas; Joseph Beeson of South Charleston; David Beeson of Jefferson, Md. and one step-nephew, Richard R. Hawkins of Mooresville, N.C. He is also survived by two sister-in-laws Lois (Westfall) Oldaker and Marie (Jones) Oldaker, both of Buckhannon and one brother-in-law Roy G. Taylor of Rock Cave.

Joe graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1930. He later attended West Virginia Wesleyan College where he starred in track and tennis. He has received many sports awards including being inducted into the W.Va. Wesleyan Sports Hall of Fame. He was given the West Virginia Collegiate Athletic Association Award as the all-time tennis player and the Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award by West Virginia Wesleyan College.

He bought the Acme Book Store from Hack Humphries and operated it for many years until he retired. He never married but took care of his mother until her death in 1968. He then sold her house on Smithfield St. and moved to 207 Randolph Street where he lived for over 20 years and moved when he was no longer able to take care of himself. He was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Joe served in the U.S. Army in World War II with the 3609th Quartermaster Truck Company. He served in England, France, and Germany and was in the Battle of the Bulge. His company had a reunion every two years and Joe attended many of them including hosting one in Buckhannon.

He was a sports devotee and gave financial support to West Virginia Wesleyan College and to many of the basketball players. He loved to fish and hunt and has fished in many states and in Canada. He made many trips to visit his brother Ed in Arizona where they fished in the White Mountains of Arizona.

A memorial will be held for Joe at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church at a later date.

Lola Baxa Bonar, 92, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Pinelake Health and Rehab in Carthage, N.C. after an extended illness.

She was a resident of Seven Lakes, N.C. Prior to living in North Carolina, she had been a resident of Charleston and Buckhannon.

Born January 14, 1913 in Selbyville, she was the daughter of the late Albert F. and Ida Sayre Baxa. She was preceded in death by her husband Ross Bonar, two brothers Williard O. Baxa and Ernest G. Baxa and a sister Lena Baxa Reed.

She was a graduate of Buckhannon High School, West Virginia Wesleyan College and Marshall University. She was a teacher for 31 years and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, American Association of University Women, Kanawha County Association of Retired School Employees, Eastern Star and The Emeritus Club of WVWC.

She was a hospital volunteer at Women and Children's Hospital in Charleston.

Lola had been a member of Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston since 1951 where she also had done volunteer work.

After moving from Charleston to Seven Lakes, N.C., she attended Pinehurst United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters Carol Bonar Spencer Shumate and husband Jim of Greensboro, N.C. and Nancy B. Bowling and husband L.G. of Seven Lakes; her grandson Jeffrey D. Spencer and wife Deborah and two great-granddaughters, Molly and Mia Spencer, all of Chapel Hill, N.C. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Martha Baxa of Cape Coral, Fla. and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to West Virginia Wesleyan College, 59 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201; Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV25301 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 185 W. Illinois Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387.

A funeral service will be held at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 14 at 11 a.m. with visitation a half hour prior the service.

The Rev. Harold T. Elmore will be officiating. Burial will follow at Heavner Cemetery.

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Abigail Lee Burnside, newborn daughter of John and Keely Hinkle Burnside of Buckhannon died Saturday, December 10, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on December 10, 2005 in Buckhannon. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother Jay Burnside of Buckhannon; maternal grandmother Becky Hinkle of Buckhannon; maternal grandfather Jeff Hinkle of Buckhannon; paternal grandparents Eric and Bebe Burnside of Buckhannon; maternal great-grandparents Clifford and Betty Rollins of Stuart, Fla. and Maxine Hinkle of Buckhannon; paternal great-grandfather Bob Burnside of Buckhannon and paternal great-grandmother Josephine Shaw of Buckhannon.

The family will be having a private service. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugene Russell, 82, of French Creek died at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg on Monday, December 12, 2005.

He was born Oct. 30, 1923, at Alexander, a son of the late Grover and Harriet Pringle Russell.

He was united in marriage on Dec. 9, 1951 to Kathern Sandy Russell, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Sheila Cutright of Buckhannon and Kathy and husband Tom Ellis of Weston; four sons: Junior and wife Karen Russell of Crossville, Tenn., Charles Russell of French Creek, Tom and wife Stephanie Russell of Louisville, Ky., Mark and wife Angie Russell of Selbyville; eight grandchildren: Dorian and Sarah Russell of Spokane, Wash., Cora Cutright of Buckhannon, Sonora and Katlyn Page of Weston, Lindsay Russell of Kentucky, Kirk and Megan Russell of Selbyville; one great-grandchild Kristiana Carpenter of Buckhannon; brother Claude Russell of Ambridge, Pa.; two sisters: Gilsie Tenney of Rock Cave and Irene Tenney of French Creek; one sister-in-law Marylena Russell of French Creek; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Harold and Darrell Russell and two sisters: Thelma Marsh and Lena Tenney.

Mr. Russell was retired from Harper Lumber Company; he was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers. He was a member of the French Creek Chapter No. 36 DAV and a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, where he served as superintendent and was a Sunday school teacher for several years.

Friends will be received on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Robert Heavner and the Rev. Conrad Tenney officiating. The burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. The Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion and the DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Preston Stegmeier, 49, of Buckhannon died Saturday, December 3, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 22, 1956, in Elizabeth, N.J., a son of the late George Stegmeier and Audrey Mogner Stegmeier. In addition to his parents, one brother George Stegmeier also preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons: Peter and Patrick Stegmeier both of Linden, N.J.; brother Wayne Stegmeier of Montana and sister Karen Wilson of Brick, N.J. Mr. Stegmeier was a truck driver.

Memorial services were held Sunday, December 11, 2005, at the Victor Assembly of God Church in Weston.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home of Buckhannon was in charge of the arrangements.

Paul Joseph "PJ" Kelly, of French Creek, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born July 9, 1933, in Scranton, Pa., a son of the late Peter Joseph Kelly and Mary Kelly.

In addition to his father and mother, a brother preceded him in death.

Mr. Kelly was an electrician and elevator inspector. He was a member of God's Church. He was farmer of the year in the 1970s.

Nina Burroughs, 80, of Heaters, W.Va.; passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at her home.

She was born July 2, 1925, in Roanoke, W.Va. a daughter of the late Jessie and Ellabelle McClain Riffle.

She was united in marriage on July 8, 1949, to the late James Harold Burroughs, who preceded her in death Nov. 3, 1996.

A sister, Flora Renshaw, of Pierpont, Ohio, and a brother Paul Riffle, of Walkersville, survive her, as do several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

She was a member of the Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received today, Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at the Alkire Funeral Chapel in Ireland, W.Va. from 4 to 8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at the funeral chapel at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ressie Robison officiating. Interment will take place at the McCutchan Chapel.

The Alkire Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Cary L. Stump, 70, of the Tennerton Community in Buckhannon died on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born Nov. 12, 1935, in Gassaway, the son of the late Olen Stump and Reta Whisman Stump, who survives. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his second wife Kay Riffle Stump of Buckhannon; daughter Alma and Don Flint of Sutton; son Olen and Robin Stump of Buckhannon; two granddaughters: Jessica Flint of Redford, Mich. and Mandy Lockard of Belleville, Mich.; grandson Ryan Stump of Buckhannon; brother George and Debbie Stump of Greensburg, Pa.; two step daughters: Becky and husband Bobby Conrad, and Lisa and husband Scott Stout all of Orlando, W.Va.; two step grandsons: Joshua Conrad and Tyler Stout both of Orlando, W.Va.; two niece: Heather Ochaleck of Lithia, Fla. and Holly Stump of Salisbury, N.C.

In addition to his father, his first wife Alice Stump, who died March 27, 2001, preceded him in death.

Mr. Stump was a construction worker and attended Cornerstone Assembly of God.

He was a devoted husband and dad, loved fishing, camping, hunting, being outdoors and spending time with family.

Friends will be received today, Dec. 19, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held 8 p.m., Dec. 19, 2005 at the funeral home.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jason Riley Crites, 30, of French Creek died Thursday, December 15, 2005, due to injuries sustained in a logging accident. He was born June 10, 1975, in Wooster, Ohio, a son of Riley Wayne and Diana Brannon Crites both of French Creek. He was united in marriage on August 16, 1997 to Kimberly Chapman Crites, who survives at French Creek. He is also survived by two sons: Levi Riley and Garret Lee Crites both at home and a daughter due to be born in March 2006; one sister Dawn and husband Vinson Robinson of the Abbott Rd.; two nephews: Trenton Robinson and Jacob Chapman; and four nieces: Lindsay Robinson, Courtney and Camberly Leary and Krissa Chapman. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law Carroll and Susie Chapman of Buckhannon.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Harold and Mildred Brannon and paternal grandparents Bill and Rita Crites.

Jason was the owner and operator of Levi & Garret Trucking and Levi Garret Enterprise. Jason loved racing. He loved his family very much and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Jason was a Christian.

Friends were received Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Good Hope Tabernacle Church. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, Dec. 19, 2005 at the Good Hope Tabernacle Church with Pastor Holly J. Hoover officiating. The burial will follow in the Laurel Fork Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James E. Golden, 96, of Buckhannon died Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born Nov. 2, 1909, in Boonville, New York, a son of the late Patrick Golden and Margret Tine Golden. He was united in marriage on June 14, 1935, to the late Arvilla M. Brockway Golden, who preceded him in death on June 18, 2003. In addition to his parents and wife, one son Sr. Master Sgt. Donald Golden, brother Donald Golden and two sisters: Kathleen Giblin and Mae Spencer preceded him in death.

Surviving are son Michael and wife Lana Golden of Buckhannon; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Golden was a machinist for Rever Copper & Brass, in Rome, New York. He attended the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. today, Dec. 23, 2005, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father James McCafferty. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Etta Virginia Coyner Long, 81, of Hillsborough, New Jersey died Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at JFK at Haven Hospice in Edison, New Jersey. She was born March 14, 1924, in Morgantown, W.Va., the daughter of the late Joseph Garrison and Retta Lane Garrison. She was preceded in death by her first husband Mark Coyner, who died in 1954 and also by her second husband Donald Long, who died in 1993.

Surviving are son Mark Daniel and wife Linda Coyner of Buckhannon; two daughters: Linda Lou Coyner and husband Jerome Greene of Naples, Fla. and Peggy and husband Stanley Nadbielny of Hillsborough, New Jersey; brother Tom and wife Ada Garrison of Dunbar, W.Va.; grandson Mark Daniel Coyner Jr. and wife Amanda of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two granddaughters: Charla D. Escobar and husband Michael of Moriches, New York and Caren D. Wilcher and husband Lyn of Charleston, W.Va.; great-granddaughters: Dominique Demus and Ashlee Wilcher; great-grandsons: Matteo Escobar, Mark Aaron Coyner, and Christian Lee Coyner.

Mrs. Long was a homemaker. She was a resident of Hillsborough, N.J. spending her winters in Naples, Fla. and vacationing frequently in Buckhannon. Mrs. Long was an animal lover and enjoyed gardening, cooking and feeding the birds.

The graveside funeral service will be held 1 p.m. today, Dec. 23, 2005 at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Hospice of Buckhannon, 1 Amalia Drive, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Judith Kay Lewis Thompson, 46, of Sarasota, Fla. died Tuesday, December 20, 2005, after a four-week fight for life, following surgery for aneurysms. She was born Nov. 11, 1959 in Buckhannon, a daughter of James W. Lewis, who survives in Buckhannon. She is also survived by her mother and step-father Jeannette Bunner Lewis Easton and James Easton of Buckhannon; and two brothers: Jerry R. Lewis of Buckhannon and Dennis J. Lewis of Rock Cave.

She was united in marriage on December 28, 1992 to Charlie Thompson, who survives.

Judy graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1978 and had been employed by the board of education for several years before moving to Harrisonburg, Va. Judy and her husband Charlie had recently moved to Sarasota, Fla.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris J. Taylor, 80, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away Dec. 22, 2005, at Oakbridge Health Care Center.

She was born June 21, 1925, in Elmira, N.Y. She lived in Illinois for 21 years. She was a legal secretary and a member of the Church of the Resurrection.

Her husband, Charles E. Taylor preceded her in death, as did a son, Philip C. Taylor.

Three sons: Stephen A. Taylor, of Lakeland, Fla.; Timothy M. Taylor, of Covington, Ga.; and Christopher J. Taylor Sr., of Lakeland, Fla.; survive her.

A daughter, Janice M. Green, of Langhorne, Pa., and a brother Robert Rohde, of Horseheads, N.Y., also survive her.

Nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive her as well.

A memorial mass will be held. The funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at the Church of the Resurrection at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be sent to: Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.

Maye H. Rohrbough, 88, of Buckhannon died Friday, December 23, 2005, at her home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice.

She was born March 11, 1917, in Grassy Meadows, W.Va., a daughter of the late Issac Neil Hamrick and Effie Maye Allen Hamrick. She was married to the late Dewey E. Rohrbough. In addition to her parents and husband, also preceding her in death are six brothers: George, Okey, Cecil, Frank, John and Jimmy; and two sisters: Geneva Baker and Ruby Rogers. Surviving is a sister, Ada LaFon of Pasadena, Md., and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Rohrbough was a beautician. She attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, was a member of the United Methodist Women and AARP, and was kitchen chairperson for Chapel Hill for many years.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, December 27, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. Burial will follow at the Weston Masonic Cemetery. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carlton P. Krepps, 60, of Fairmont and formerly of Buckhannon went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 23, 2005 at Fairmont General Hospital. He was born in Forsterville, W.Va. on January 11, 1945, a son of the late James Ira and Oma Smith Krepps.

He had worked as a coal miner for the Peabody Coal Company of Prenter, W.Va. Mr. Krepps was a member of the Viola Church. In addition, he was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the National Rifle Association. He was proud of his family and loves spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Carolyn Sue Estep Krepps, three sons and daughter-in-law: James R. and Tammy K. Krepps of Fairmont, Pastor Scott A. and Brenda Lee Krepps of Fairmont, and Rev. Bryant E. and Cindy D. Krepps of Pinch, a sister Betty A. McGlocklin and her husband Fred of Oronogo, Miss.; five grandchildren: Caleb, Paige, Haley, Payton, and Evan Krepps.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, on Monday from noon to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Viola Church on Tuesday, December 27 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Junior B. Harris, Pastor Scott A. Krepps and Rev. Bryant E. Krepps. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Catherine Virginia Lemon Quick Andrews, 81, of Rt. 2 Buckhannon, died Thursday, December 22, 2005 at Holbrook Nursing Home. She was born December 19, 1924 in Flemington, W.Va., a daughter of the late David F. and Mary E. Graham Lemon. She was raised by her grandparents, the late George W. and Margarett E. Lemon. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles A. Quick, who died in 1975.

She is survived by her second husband, Richard B. Andrews of Buckhannon. Also surviving are: three stepsons, Dan and Steve Andrews and James and wife Julie Andrews of Lexington, Ky.; one sister, Naomia Dixon of Parkersburg; and her stepfather and stepmother, Rollin and Carroll Alexander of Florida.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Geraldine Swaney; one brother, Gilbert W. Lemon; and two stepsons, Dennis and Mark Andrews.

Catherine was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 18 of Buckhannon and a member of the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jerry Heater officiating. Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery.

The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Austin Cole Abel, infant son of Philip Abel II and Sara Wagoner Abel of Ellamore, died Thursday, December 22, 2005 at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Danny and Donna Wagoner of Buckhannon, and paternal grandparents, Philip and Twila Abel of Buckhannon.

Also surviving are his maternal great grandfather, Harold Donald Wagoner of Buckhannon; his paternal great grandmother, Mary Abel of Buckhannon; and maternal great grandparents, Forest Gail and Annabell Hardman of Buckhannon. He is survived by two aunts, Ashlee Wagoner and Liza Abel, and two uncles, Levi Abel and Jonah Wagoner. Several great aunts and great uncles also survive.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandmother, Olga Wagoner, paternal great grandfather, Albert Abel, and paternal great grandparents, Elza and Mazie Currence.

Private services for the family will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2005 with Pastor Ed McDaniels officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery at Hemlock.

The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

George William Davis II passed away Saturday, Dec. 24 at his home. He was 49 years old.

Mr. Davis was born in Paris, France. He was a lifelong resident of Crystal River, Fla. He moved to the Buckhannon area 11 years ago. He was preceded in death by his brother Cecil Wayne Davis Jr.

Survivors include his parents Cecil and Mary Davis, of Florida.

Two daughters: Kim and husband Ron, of Buckhannon, and Nicole and husband Raymond, of Weston, also survive him.

Two sons: "Skip", of Buckhannon, and Derek and wife Angie, also of Buckhannon, also survive him.

Three sisters: Cindy, of Florida, Becky Smith and husband Dolan, of Florida, and Jenny Gubbins and husband Jeff, of Florida, survive him as well.

One brother, Jeff Davis and wife Christine, of Florida, survive him, as do five grandchildren: Bo, Courtney, Katie, Cheyenne and Dakota.

Several nieces and nephews also survive him.

He was a production manager and a Southern Baptist by faith.

The funeral service will be held at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington. Please call 304-823-1401 for more information. Burial will be held at the Lovett Chapel Cemetery in Belington in the Audra area.

Robert Orvan Hinkle, 87, of Cleveland, W.Va., died Sunday, December 25, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in Oakdale, Pa. He was born Dec. 1, 1918, in Wheeler, W.Va., a son of the late Atha and Lena Berry Hinkle. He was united in marriage on July 9, 1953, to Rella Fisher Hinkle of Cleveland.

Surviving are five sons: Charles Edward Fisher of Crawford, Arnie Hinkle of Cleveland, Ronald Hinkle of Petersburg, Billy Hinkle of Petersburg, and Harold Ross Hinkle of New Martinsville; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; sister Retha Casto of Hacker Valley; and three brothers: Roy Hinkle of Cleveland, Ronald Hinkle of Parkersburg and Arlos Hinkle of New Martinsville.

Three sons, one grandson and one sister preceded him in death.

Mr. Hinkle was a U.S. Army Veteran and served during World War II. He was a logger.

Friends and family will be received today, Dec. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Cecil Williams officiating. The burial will follow in the Radabaugh Cemetery. The Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Hilda "Kitty" DePoy Gould, 75, of the Alton community in Adrian, died Thursday, December 29, 2005 at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. She was born November 25, 1930 in Alton, the daughter of the late Willie and Sylvia Bennington Gould.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Clyde Newman DePoy. Mrs. Gould is survived by her second husband, David Ford Gould, of Alton.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons Clyde DePoy of Alton and Carl DePoy of Buckhannon, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Gould was a homemaker and had been a cook at the Buckhannon Senior Center. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the announcements.

Beulah G. Haymond, 97, of Buckhannon and formerly of Gaines, died Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at her home. She was born October 15, 1908 in Removal, W.Va., the daughter of the late Levi Morgan Hall, Jr. and Rebecca Barbara Perrine Hall. On January 11, 1930, she married the late Elmer J. Haymond who died on September 29, 1997.

Surviving are seven children: Doris Wilson and husband Freddie (Jim) of Sissonville, Vesta Williamson and husband Ronald of Corvallis, Ore., Esta LaBeck and husband Alden of Seal Rock, Ore., James Haymond and wife Evelyn of Tallmadge, Ohio, Donis Martin of Buckhannon, Carol Davidson of Rock Cave, and Linda Sprauer and husband Allen of Woodburn, Ore.; 25 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, brother Leonard Hall and wife Randa of Sebring, Fla., two sisters Esta Ellis of Zanesville, Ohio and Rella Carpenter of Spanish Fork, Utah, and a sister-in-law Hazel Davidson of Buckhannon.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son Lynn W. Haymond, daughter Helen Louise Haymond, three brothers: Walter, Earl and Millard Hall, five sisters: Lula Carter, Rose Markeley, Elsie Hamilton, Madelyn Kochenour, and Laura Moyer, and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Haymond was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

A viewing will be held Friday, December 30, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. The service will be held 1 p.m Saturday, December 31 at the Salem United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Whitlow, Rev. Sue Lowther and Rev. Mike Tallman officiating. Interment will follow in the Salem Ridge UMC cemetery.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Herbert E. DeGarmo, 80, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at Holbrook Nursing Home. He was born August 20, 1925 in Suncrest, W.Va., the son of the late Charles William "Charlie" and Fannie Gillispie DeGarmo.

He was married to Madalene Anita Nutter DeGarmo, of Buckhannon, and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Christmas Day.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters: Karen Sue Boyles and husband Ken of Buckhannon, Catherine M. Simons and husband Dirk, of Charlotte, N.C., Barbara D. Alherimi and husband Naim of Navarre, Fla., Sharon Walia and husband Neelu of Antioch, Calif., and Sandra L. Williams and husband Ron of Buckhannon; four sons: James DeGarmo and fiancee Sally Malloy of Fairfax, Va., Edward DeGarmo and wife Carla of Gassaway, John DeGarmo, of Buckhannon, and Franklin "Skip" DeGarmo of Washington, D.C.; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Kate Abriel of Trenton, Mich. and three nephews: Bill Chideser and wife Phyllis, Rick Davis and wife Roseann, and Phil Davis, all of Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by son Charles Michael "Mike" DeGarmo Sr., sister Mildred Davis and brother Ralph Edward DeGarmo.

Mr. DeGarmo was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had worked for 22 years for the Upshur County Board of Education as a maintenance man/electrician.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a third class gunner's mate on the USS Iowa.

The viewing will be held Friday, December 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver funeral chapel. The service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 31 at the funeral chapel with Elder Stephen Goff officiating. Interment will follow in Canaan Cemetery.

Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Naomi C. "Peg" Long age 72 of Rock Cave, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born October 24, 1933 in Upshur County a daughter of the late Hendrix and Naomi Gillespie Heater. She was united in marriage on August 30, 1952 to Tom Long who survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Burlin Long and wife Kim of Rochester, Pa. and one daughter, Dianne Long of Conway, Pa., two granddaughters, Andrea Long of Conway, Pa. and Amanda Radaker of Rochester, Pa. She is also survived by one brother, Thomas Heater of Minnesota and one sister, Ruth Lehman of Oklahoma, one sister-in-law, Marianne Heater of Arizona. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Long loved her grandchildren, she also loved her dogs, she enjoyed reading and crocheting. She was retired after 30 years of service as a physical therapist assistant with the Beaver County Geriatric Center. She was a Methodist by faith and attended the Salem Ridge UM Church.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mrs. Long will be moved to the Salem Ridge UM Church on Friday to lie in state from 10-11 a.m., the funeral hour. Interment will follow in the Salem Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salem Ridge UM Church in care of Carl Snyder, HC 78 Box 83, Rock Cave, WV 26234. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Lorraine (Phillips) Humphreys, 84, of Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2005 in Economy Boro, Ambridge, Pa. She was the beloved wife of the late Dayton P. Humphreys, who passed away November 2004. She is the mother of Kenneth P. Humphreys and wife Dorothy of Baden, Pa., and Dan L. Humphreys and wife Lynn of Mars, Pa. Five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive her. Mrs. Humphreys was a resident of Creek Meadows Senior Guest Haus in Zelienople and a member of Pine Hurst Christian Missionary Alliance in Economy Boro. Services will be private. The burial will be in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon, W.Va.

This announcement is brought to you as a courtesy of the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel.

Charles Arnold Jones, 85, of Buckhannon died Friday, December 30, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born Dec. 7, 1920, a son of the late Ira Jones and Goldie Duncan Jones. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by five brothers: Burl, Keith, Russell, Robert Noel and Paul Jones, and sister Mary Jean Elbon.

Surviving are two sisters, Virginia and husband Ralph Goodwin of Buckhannon and Genevieve Taylor of Buckhannon, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Mr. Jones was retired from Upshur Coals Corp. He attended French Creek United Methodist Church, was a member of the WV Farm Bureau, a member of the K of P Lodge of Buckhannon, and served in the US Army during World War II.

Friends will be received today, Jan. 2, 2006 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Stackpole officiating. The burial will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Mausoleum.

The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Geraldine Kathlene Burr McCartney, 81, of Buckhannon died Sunday, January 1, 2006 at Holbrook's Nursing Home in Buckhannon. She was born July 12, 1924, a daughter of the late Edward Brud Burr and Mabel Smith Burr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Trexel G. McCartney, who passed away on September 20, 1996.

Surviving are two sons, James McCartney of French Creek and Richard and wife Dianna McCartney of French Creek; a daughter, Janie Elaine McCartney of Buckhannon; two grandsons, Richard Gene McCartney and James Kevin McCartney, both of French Creek; a granddaughter, Kathy Lou Phillips of Martinsburg; four brothers, Junior Burr of Buckhannon, Tony Burr of French Creek, Frank Burr of Buckhannon, and Richard Burr, also of Buckhannon; seven sisters, Joan Jones of Buckhannon, Imogene Donley of Painsville, Ohio, Sue Isabella of Painsville, Ohio, Faye Black of French Creek, Martha Lewis of Buckhannon Jennie Reed of French Creek and Helen Heater of Buckhannon; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Burr, and a sister.

Ms. McCartney was a homemaker and attended Big Bend United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received Tuesday, January 3, from 4 to 9 pm at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 4, at 10 a.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Big Bend Church Cemetery in Sago.

William Charles Andrus, 71 of Buckhannon, passed away Friday, December 30, 2005 at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg of myelodysplastic syndrome/acute leukemia. He was born June 25, 1934 in Takoma Park, Maryland, a son of the late Lucian Miller and Mary Katherine Page Andrus. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patty Tenney Andrus, daughter of Wendell and the late Freda Kelley Tenney, whom he married on January 26, 1965 in Rockville, Md. He is survived by one son, Jeff and daughter-in-law Pamela Andrus of York, S.C. and one daughter, Wendy Andrus of Buckhannon. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Jason and Michelle Andrus of York, S.C. and one sister, Mary Ellen. Brother-in-law Charles May of Laurel, Md. also survives.

He was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Andrus.

Mr. Andrus served in the U.S. Army for two years. He enjoyed ham radio, traveling, watching television, farming and John Deere tractors.

He attained a degree in industrial arts from Central Michigan University. He was retired from the Upshur County School Board, where he worked as a custodian. Past places of employment included the Weston State Hospital and Corhart's.

He was a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the funeral hour, with Rev. William C. Eskew, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Upshur County Memorial Park. At the request of the family, there will be a closed casket. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate. The Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gladys Lenora Pritchard Cozad, 96, of Grafton, passed away Friday, December 30, 2005 at Grafton City Hospital. She was born August 28, 1909 in Philippi, a daughter of the late Danna and Amanda Croston Pritchard. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church of Grafton. In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by six sisters, six brothers and son-in-law Leo "Jerry" Donahue.

Gladys is survived by her son, Larry Cozad of Grafton; a daughter, Wanda Donahue of Buckhannon; four grandchildren, Lisa Shaw of Buckhannon, Kim Temple of Westchester, Pa., Tracy Farnsworth of Weston, and Jerry Donahue of Buckhannon; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lelah Bennett of Grafton; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the Bartlett Funeral Home in Grafton with the Rev. James Edward Martin officiating.

Interment will follow in Woodsdale Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening.

This obit was in the Tribune & Georgian Kingsland, Camden Co., GA. paper

Paul Morrison Sr., 58, of St. Marys died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at Shands Jacksonville, Fla.

A native of Fairmont, W.Va., he had resided in Camden County for the past three years and was a retired coal miner with Consolidated Coal Co., and was a substitute school teacher for the Camden County School Board.

He was a 30-year member of the Lion's Club International; member of the United Mine Workers of America, District 31, Local 9909; veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during Vietnam; and a member of Crooked River Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Morrison of St. Marys; sons, Paul (Barbara) Morrison Jr., of St. Marys and Barry (Mindy) Morrison of Fairmont; sister, Frances Baker of Fairmont; brothers, James E. Morrison of Smith Town, W.Va., and Russell E. Morrison of Fairmont; grandchildren, Charity and Chastity Morrison, Karrie Faith Morrison, Cassie Mae Morrison and Captain Ben Morrison.

Funeral services were held at p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with the Rev. Keith A. Hamilton and the Rev. J. Mark Thornton officiating.

The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the funeral home.

Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

This ends what I have collected from the Record Delta paper in 2005