These are some of the Obits listed in the Record Delta for 1997. Often the information found in this newspaper has not been fully correct and you should write to the county court house for the official record.

The Record Delta lists the wifes with their present married name with the maiden listed prior to the married name, example= Emma Summers Cutright, her maiden name being Summers. In some cases the maiden name is not listed.


Naomi Lough, 77, a resident of Holbrook Nursing Home, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at her residence.

Born Oct. 4, 1919, at Caress, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Lorenzo and Dacie Ellen Gregory Lough.

Miss Lough was a care giver.

She is survived by several cousins.

Friends will be received from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, the funeral hour, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Braxton Co., WV.


William E. "Bill" Sanders, 72, of Kanawha Run, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997, at his home.

Born Nov. 9, 1924, at Kanawha Run, he was the son of the late Gideon J. and Rosa Pearl Simmons Sanders.

Mr. Sanders was a retired heavy machinery mechanic, and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He attended Kanawha Run United Methodist church.

He is survived by five dauhgters, Lynn Burwell of Roanoke, VA., Pam Ruiz and Nancy Carter, both of Clinton, MD., Bette Pagliaro of Denver, Colo., and Sandy Townshend of Indian Head, MD., three sons, George Sanders of French Creek, Rodney Sanders of Suitland, MD., and Joe Sanders of Bowie, MD.; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandxchildren.

One sister, Virginia Belle Sanders, preceded him in death.

Friends were received Saturday at Tomblyn Witescraver Funeral Chapel.

Services were held Sunday at Kanawha Run United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kevin Bender officiating.

Burial was in Kanawha Run United Methodist Cemetery where Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 provided full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1115, Dunbar, WV. 25064.


Murl Vincent VanPelt, 74, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at Allegheny Genreal Hsoptial in Pittsburgh.

He was born May 4, 1923, in Faimont, a son of the late Taylor VanPelt and Nancy Pritt VanPelt.

On July 19, 1974, he married the former Katherine Elizabeth Frost, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Greg VanPelt of Weston and Murl VanPelt of San Diego, CA., and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

He was retired from Bethlehem Stell Co. with 36 years of service, and was a member of the first Baptist Church in Buckhannon.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army, and a member of the American Legion in Buckhannon.

Visitation is Monday from 2-4pm and from 7-9pm at the Boyle Funeral Home at 322 Main Ave., Weston.

Funeral will be Tuesday at 1pm at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard McGuire officiating.

Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Weston.

The American Legion Post 166 and V.F.W. Post 5131 and the D.A.V. Chapter 51 of Jane Lew will be conducting military rites.


Madge E. Waldock Swisher, 79, died Monday, Dec. 1, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Early Forest and Willa Lipps Waldock.

She is survived by her husband, William Swisher, whom she married May 6, 1940; and by her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Brake of Hebron.,Md.; her sisters, Mrs. Glenn Rohr of Lorentz, Mrs. Ray Kittle of Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Russell Zinn of St. Leonard, Md.; by her brother, William Eugene Waldock of Jacksonville, Fl.; and by her grandson, Jeffrey M. Brake of Hebron, Md.

Proceding her in death were one infant child; one sister, Mae Kershner; and three brothers, Clifford, Harry and Earl Marshall Waldock.

She was a homemaker and a member of the chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be tomorrow from 7-9pm at the Poling-St Clair Funeral Home.

Funeral will be Friday at 1pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley officiating. Burial will follow at the Friendship Cemetery in Berlin.


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