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Frances Margaret Bennett "Frankie" Lucas

August 16, 1968 - March 28, 2018

Frances Margaret Bennett "Frankie" Lucas, age 49 years, a resident of Beverly, WV departed this life Wednesday morning, March 28, 2018 at her home. She had been in declining health although death was unexpected. She was born Friday, August 16, 1968 at Harman, a daughter of the late John William Bennett and Margaret Effie Vandevender Bennett of Thomas. On October 13, 1986 at Elkins, WV, she...
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James Alvin "Jim" Johnson

April 13, 1945 - March 24, 2018

James Alvin "Jim" Johnson, age 72 years, a resident of Cassity, WV departed this life early Saturday morning, March 24, 2018 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, WV. Death was unexpected and attributed to a stroke. He was born Friday, April 13, 1945 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Albert Carl Johnson, Sr., and Elizabeth Hedrick Johnson. He had never married. Surviving are three...
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Walter Earl "Walt" Burdick

July 12, 1932 - March 23, 2018

Walter Earl "Walt" Burdick, age 85 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Friday afternoon, March 23, 2018 at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins, WV with his loving daughter at his side and under the care of WV Caring. He had been in declining health. He was born Tuesday, July 12, 1932 at Corry, PA a son of the late Frank C. and Helen S. Bromley Burdick. On January...
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Angela Josephine Tarantelli Miller

March 19, 1928 - March 13, 2018

Angela Josephine Tarantelli Miller, age 89 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday afternoon, March 13, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of WV Caring. She was born, Monday, March 19, 1928 at Harding, WV, a daughter of the late Joseph and Frances Mastrogusippe Tarantelli. On September 22, 1949 at Elkins, WV, she was married to Clarence...
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Richard Colin Kelly, DDS

July 11, 1942 - March 4, 2018

Dr. Richard Colin Kelly, DDS age 75, of Marietta, GA passed away March 4, 2018. Born July 11, 1942 in Elkins, WV, Dr. Kelly graduated from Ekins High School in 1960. He received his B.S. degree in Secondary Education from West Virginia University and obtained his DDS from West Virginia University in 1969. After dental school Dr. Kelly served as a Captain in the Dental Core of the United...
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Sidney Hamilton Tedford

August 13, 1926 - March 3, 2018

Sidney Hamilton Tedford, age 91 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Saturday morning, March 3, 2018 at the Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center at Elkins, WV. He was born Tuesday, August 13, 1926 at Pittsburgh, PA a son of the late Albert and Mary Elizabeth Mathers Tedford. He sang in choirs and studied violin as a child. Later he studied voice privately and played violin and...
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Virginia Ellen Rhodes Simmons

March 12, 1961 - February 20, 2018

Virginia Ellen Rhodes Simmons, age 56 years, a resident of Glady, WV departed this life Tuesday evening, February 20, 2018 at her home. Death was unexpected. She was born Sunday, March 12, 1961 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Roy Lee Rhodes and Retha Ellen Strawder Rhodes who survives at Glady. On August 7, 1988 at Glady, WV she was married to Dewey Hunter Simmons who preceded her in...
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Rosalie Daniels Phillips

November 26, 1928 - February 18, 2018

Rosalie Daniels Phillips, age 89 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Sunday evening, February 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Mountain Hospice. She was born Monday, November 26, 1928 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Clifford James and Pearl Blanche Rucker Daniels. On February 23, 1946 at Junior, WV she was married to Clayton L. ...
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Jean Ferguson Scott Lawrence

June 24, 1935 - February 13, 2018

Jean Ferguson Scott Lawrence, age 82 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, WV. She had been in declining health for the past six weeks. She was born Monday, June 24, 1935 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Richard L. and Mabel Ferguson Scott. Surviving are one son, Marcus Hamden of Morgantown; one...
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Delno Franklin "Pete" Shreve

January 10, 1933 - February 13, 2018

Delno Franklin "Pete" Shreve, age 85 years, a resident of Valley Bend, WV departed this life Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Valentine Personal Care Home with his loving family at his side and under the care of WV Caring. He was born Tuesday, January 10, 1933 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Clifford Earl and Viola Arbogast Shreve. He was twice married. First, to the former Charlene Jeter, who...
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JoAnn Semones Gainer

July 13, 1930 - February 8, 2018

JoAnn Semones Gainer, age 87 years, a resident of Kerens, WV went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, February 8, 2018 at her home. She had been in declining health although death was unexpected. She was born Sunday, July 13, 1930 at Kerens, WV a daughter of the late Arthur Green and Russie Mae Gatewood Semones. She was formerly married to Kenneth "Ham" Gainer who preceded her in...
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Eveline Elizabeth Wilmore McDowell

September 13, 1933 - February 6, 2018

Eveline Elizabeth Wilmore McDowell, age 84 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday morning, February 6, 2018 at the Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown, WV. Death was unexpected. She was born Wednesday, September 13, 1933 at Harrisonburg, VA a daughter of the late William Tyler and Elizabeth Victoria Archer Jackson. She was twice married. First, to Richard Wilmore,...
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Leonard Bruce Stoneking

February 8, 1939 - January 31, 2018

Leonard "Bruce" Stoneking, age 78 years, a resident of the Chenoweth Creek Road Community, Elkins, WV departed this life Wednesday January 31, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. He was born Wednesday, February 8, 1939 at Wilbur, WV a son of the late Clairmont and Meriam L. Keys Stoneking. On July 29, 1960 at Weirton, WV he was married to the...
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James Melburn "Jim" Cost

March 22, 1932 - January 21, 2018

James Melburn "Jim" Cost, age 85 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life early Sunday morning, January 21, 2018 at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins, WV, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Tuesday, March 22, 1932 at Columbus, OH a son of the late Ray M. and Rhetta Cost. On January 22, 1955 at Monterey, VA he was married to the former Betty Lucille...
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David William "Dave" Peters

June 7, 1943 - January 18, 2018

David William "Dave" Peters, age 74 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Thursday afternoon, January 18, 2018 at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins, WV with his loving family at his side. He was born Monday, June 7, 1943 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Paul William and Madalyn Belle Canfield Peters. On June 9, 1973 at Elkins, WV he was married to the former Diana L. Phillips...
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Zelma Pearle Proudfoot Yeager

August 11, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Zelma Pearle Proudfoot Yeager, age 87 years, a resident of Elkins, WV, passed away late Monday evening, January 8, 2018 at Nella's Nursing Home at Elkins, WV. She was born Monday, August 11, 1930 at Belington, WV a daughter of the late Ervin Shafter and Sylvia Pearl Foy Proudfoot. On June 17, 1949, she was married to Sterling Wallace Yeager, who survives at their home in Elkins. They had...
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Paul Wilson Sponaugle

August 10, 1929 - January 3, 2018

Paul Wilson Sponaugle, age 88 years, a former resident of Randolph County, WV and more recently a resident of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home at Charlotte Hall, MD departed this life early Wednesday morning, January 3, 2018 at the Veterans Home. He was born Saturday, August 10, 1929 at Galloway, WV a son of the late Delbert and Ruth Emma Channell Sponaugle. During 1953, he was married to...
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Margaret Mae Louk Broseker Schoonover

November 14, 1947 - December 28, 2017

Margaret Mae Louk Broseker Schoonover, age 70 years, a resident of Montrose, WV departed this life Thursday morning, December 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of WV Caring. She was born Friday, November 14, 1947 at Baltimore, MD a daughter of the late Isabell Gay Louk Fawley. She was twice married. First, on January 28, 1967 at Baltimore, MD to...
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Roy Lee Rhodes

May 3, 1937 - December 21, 2017

Roy Lee Rhodes, age 80 years, a resident of Glady, WV departed this life Thursday afternoon, December 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Mountain Hospice. He had been in declining health since March. He was born Monday, May 3, 1937 at Finzel, MD a son of the late McClellan and Della Luema Baker Rhodes. On December 26, 1956 at Elkins, WV he was married to...
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Virginia Marie Dillman Ong

October 18, 1961 - December 21, 2017

Virginia Marie Dillman Ong, age 56 years, a resident of the Gilman Community, Elkins, WV departed this life Thursday morning, December 21, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Mountain Hospice. She was born Wednesday, October 18, 1961 at Oxnard, CA a daughter of the late John Dillman and Hazel Dillman who survives at Jacksonville, FL. On July 22, 1982 at...
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Pauline Virginia Fincham Daniels

February 8, 1928 - December 9, 2017

Pauline Virginia Fincham Daniels, age 89 years, a native of Adolph, WV, a former resident of Elkins, WV, and more recently a resident of the Bridgeport Health Care Center at Bridgeport, WV went home to be with the Lord, Saturday evening, December 9, 2017 at the United Hospital Center at Bridgeport, WV. She had been in declining health although death was unexpected. She was born Wednesday,...
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William Fredrick Zimnitzky

February 22, 1924 - December 8, 2017

WILLIAM FREDRICK ZIMNITZKY, age 93 years, a resident of Elkins, WV, departed this life Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Holbrook Nursing Home in Buckhannon, WV. He was born Friday, February 22, 1924 at Baltimore, MD, a son of the late Nicholas and Anna Holehaus Zimnitzky. He was married to Sylvia Zimnitzky, who preceded her in death May 13, 1999. Surviving are one granddaughter, Veronica Lynn...
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James Ralph Thomas Wheeler

November 23, 1921 - December 7, 2017

James Ralph Thomas Wheeler, age 96 years, a resident of Elkins, WV, departed this life Thursday December 7th, 2017 at the Colonial Place in Elkins, attended by his daughter Cheryl A. Wheeler-Thomas, Mountain Hospice and his favored Colonial Place Caregivers. He had been in declining health. He was born Wednesday, November 23, 1921 at Huntersville, WV, a son of the late Emmett Walter Vincent...
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Kathryn Marie Guire Fleece

August 7, 1939 - December 7, 2017

KATHRYN MARIE GUIRE FLEECE, age 78 years, a residence of Mabie, WV departed this life Thursday afternoon, December 7, 2017 at West Virginia University Hospital, Ruby Memorial at Morgantown, WV. She was born Monday, August 7, 1939 at Mabie, WV, a daughter of the late Francis Thomas and Julia Gertrude Belan Guire. She was married to Nick Fleece, who preceded her in death. Surviving are one...
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Mary Margaret Carroll Woodward Morrison

November 29, 1922 - December 3, 2017

Mary Margaret Carroll Woodward Morrison was born Wednesday, November 29, 1922 in Westernport, MD and passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017 to meet her savior. She was the second child and only daughter of George Dewey and Eva Catherine Spence Carroll. Her brothers were 1st Lt. James Dewey Carroll (dec.1945) and Donald Lee Carroll (dec.2009). At age 9, Mary Margaret and her family...
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Lola Beryl Gibson Smith

December 6, 1926 - November 26, 2017

Lola Beryl Gibson Smith, age 90 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Sunday morning, November 26, 2017 at Colonial Place at Elkins, WV surrounded by her loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. She was born Monday, December 6, 1926 at Pisgah, WV, Preston Co, a daughter of the late Homer Jonathan and Anna Mae Darby Gibson. On September 1, 1957 at Morgantown, WV,...
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Bonnie McCauley Jones

June 29, 1939 - November 25, 2017

Bonnie McCauley Jones, a resident of Elkins, WV passed peacefully from this life on Saturday evening, November 25, 2017 at the Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Division at Charleston, WV with her loving daughter at her side. Her death was unexpected. Bonnie was born in Elkins, WV on June 29, 1939, the daughter of the late Ocie E. Louk Collett. Preceding her in death were her husband...
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Lenora Marie Daft Lloyd

March 7, 1924 - November 12, 2017

Lenora Marie Daft Lloyd, age 93 years, a native of Dailey, WV and a resident of Baltimore, MD went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday morning, November 12, 2017 at the Franklin Square Medical Center at Baltimore, MD surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Seasons Hospice. She was born Friday, March 7, 1924 at Coalton, WV a daughter of the late Wilburn Newton and Anna...
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Barbara Jan Rice Giles

September 28, 1955 - November 9, 2017

BARBARA JAN RICE GILES, age 62 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Thursday morning, November 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. She had been in declining health. She was born Wednesday, September 28, 1955 at Elkins, WV, a daughter of the late James Nutter Rice and Barbara Ann Tabscott "Bobby" Rice. On June 4, 1977 at...
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Wanda Jean Coberly Waybright Schoonover

October 6, 1930 - November 7, 2017

Wanda Jean Coberly Waybright Schoonover, age 87 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday morning, November 7, 2017 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, WV surrounded by her loving family and under the care of WV Caring. She was born Monday, October 6, 1930 at Bowden, WV a daughter of the late Wilson Sterling and Addie Dolly Taylor Coberly. She was twice married. ...
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Delsey Joyce Reed Corley

December 18, 1955 - November 6, 2017

Delsey Joyce Reed Corley, age 61 years, a resident of the Laurel Mountain Road Community, Montrose, WV went to be with her heavenly father Monday afternoon, November 6, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of WV Caring. She had been in declining health. She was born Sunday, December 18, 1955 at Akron, OH a daughter of the late Denzel Albertis Reed and Ruth...
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Mildred Kathleen "Katie" Goodwin Pingley

December 5, 1914 - November 5, 2017

Mildred Kathleen "Katie" Goodwin Pingley, age 102 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life early Sunday morning, November 5, 2017 at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center under the care of WV Caring. She was born Saturday, December 5, 1914 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Howard C. and Gypsy Maude Grove Goodwin. On August 21, 1936 at Elkins, WV she was married to Clinton...
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Edgar Arlie "Sonny" Carr

January 30, 1950 - November 1, 2017

Edgar Arlie "Sonny" Carr, age 67 years, a resident of Wymer, WV, departed this life Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the WVU Hospital at Morgantown, WV, under the care of West Virginia Caring. He was born Monday, January 30, 1950 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Edgar Lee and Cora Jane Haddix Carr. He had never married. Surviving are one brother, Leslie Wayne Carr and wife Ronda of Elkins, WV;...
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Humboldt Baker "Bud" Yokum, Jr.

November 23, 1937 - October 25, 2017

Humboldt Baker "Bud" Yokum, Jr., age 79 years, a former resident of Elkins, WV and more recently a resident of Coalton, WV departed this life Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins, WV. He had been in declining health although death was unexpected. He was born Tuesday, November 23, 1937 at Brooklyn, NY a son of the late Humboldt Baker Yokum, Sr., and Elizabeth Yokum. ...
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Eva Manolidis Stalnaker

June 14, 1929 - October 24, 2017

Eva Manolidis Stalnaker, age 88 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday afternoon, October 24, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of WV Caring. She was born Friday, June 14, 1929 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Christos and Florence Madelline Lloyd Manolidis. On February 2, 1954 at Oakland, MD she was married to Bruce Stalnaker, Jr., who...
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Amelia R. Sinclair Rowan Wright

January 23, 1926 - October 18, 2017

Amelia R. Sinclair Rowan Wright, age 91 years, a resident of the Gilman Community, Elkins, WV departed this life early Wednesday morning, October 18, 2017 at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins, WV. She was born Saturday, January 23, 1926 at Maine, a daughter of the late Howard and Marion Hatch Sinclair. She was twice married. First, to James Shedrick Rowan who preceded her...
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Albert Richard "Dick" Lothes

May 14, 1940 - October 10, 2017

Albert Richard "Dick" Lothes, age 77 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his home. He was born Tuesday, May 14, 1940 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Charles Edward Lothes and Anna Eileen Burr Lothes Donaldson. Surviving are two sons, Albert Ross Lothes, and Anthony Richard "Andy" Lothes and wife Tammy, all of Elkins; two daughters, Angela Marie...
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Murrill Philip Ware, Sr.

July 7, 1941 - October 8, 2017

Murrill Philip Ware, Sr., age 76 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life early Sunday morning, October 8, 2017 at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins, WV surrounded by his loving family and under the care of WV Caring. He was born Monday, July 7, 1941 at Conley Run near Valley Head, WV a son of the late Arlo Roy and Wilda Irene Channell Ware. Surviving are one son,...
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Clarence Edward Miller, Jr.

October 22, 1927 - September 22, 2017

Clarence Edward Miller, Jr., age 89 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Friday, September 22, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. He was born Saturday, October 22, 1927 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Clarence Edward Miller, Sr. and Myrtle Dean Collett Miller. On September 22, 1949 at Elkins, WV he was married to the...
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Ruth Kathryn "Katie" Ratliff Ricottilli

March 12, 1928 - September 21, 2017

RUTH KATHRYN "KATIE" RATLIFF RICOTTILLI, age 89 years, a resident of the Kingsville Community, WV, and a resident of the Colonial Place, Elkins, WV, departed this life Thursday morning, September 21, 2017 at the Colonial Place, with her family by her side and under the care of Mountain Hospice. She was born Monday, March 12, 1928 at Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Hughart "Jake" and Zenna...
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Nancy Carol Lawson Rosier

November 5, 1949 - September 17, 2017

Nancy Carol Lawson Rosier, age 67 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Sunday evening, September 17, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of West Virginia Hospice of Buckhannon. She was born Saturday, November 5, 1949 at Richlands, VA a daughter of the late Louie Crocket and Delphia V. Harrison Lawson. On June 28, 1980 at Baltimore, MD she was...
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Dolly Mallow Nelson

June 5, 1942 - September 16, 2017

Dolly M. Nelson, 75, of Windham, passed away peacefully on September 16,2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 5, 1942 to Dayton and Eva (Hendrick) Mallow in Alpena, West Virginia. Dolly was one of eighteen children. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting. Dolly was a devoted member of the Windham Church of Christ. She faithfully read her bible. Dolly cherished...
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Olive Louise Sines Blough

November 30, 1929 - September 14, 2017

Olive Louise Sines Blough, age 87 years, a former resident of Elkins, WV, went home to be with her Savior, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in Boonsboro, MD. She lived with her daughter, Anita Taulton and her family, from 2009 until 2016, when she moved to Fahrney-Keedy. She was born Saturday, November 30, 1929 at Swallow Falls, MD a daughter of the late Lester...
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Charles Kenny Kerns

March 18, 1947 - September 13, 2017

CHARLES KENNY KERNS, age 70 years a resident of Elkins, WV, went home to be with Jesus our Lord on Wednesday morning, September 13, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. He was born Tuesday, March 18, 1947 at Detroit, MI, a son of the late Delanis Kerns and Elizabeth "Betty" Guibord Kerns. On September 17, 1988, he was married to the...
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Stephen Craig "Steve" Kerns

October 24, 1952 - September 12, 2017

Stephen Craig "Steve" Kerns, age 64 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday evening, September 12, 2017 at Elkins, WV. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected. He was born Friday, October 24, 1952, a son of the late Fred Grover and Thelma Marie Glover Kerns. Surviving are two brothers, Terry Kerns of Fairmont, and Alan Kerns of Manhattan, NY. He was...
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Earl Cofer Rhodes

October 28, 1932 - September 6, 2017

EARL COFER RHODES, age 84 years, a native of Glady, WV, and a resident of French Creek, WV, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, September 6, 2017 at his home, following a courageous battle of cancer. His loving family was by his side and he was under the care of Peoples Hospice. He was born October 28, 1932 at Bergoo, WV, a son of the late Lloyd Albert and Emma Ellet Hamrick Rhodes. On...
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Delmis Dale Leary

June 12, 1951 - September 3, 2017

Delmis Dale Leary, age 66 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Sunday evening, September 3, 2017 at Nella's Nursing Home at Crystal Springs, Elkins, WV. He had been in declining health. He was born Tuesday, June 12, 1951 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Ernest Dale and Mildred Louise Donaldson Leary. Surviving is one brother, Jack Dempsey Painter of Cravensdale. Preceding him...
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Helen Gray Barkley Crickard

November 30, 1924 - September 2, 2017

Helen Gray Barkley Crickard, age 92 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Saturday evening, September 2, 2017 at the Talbott Personal Care Home at Belington, WV. She had been in declining health. She was born Sunday, November 30, 1924 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Claude McClellan and Ursula Simmons Barkley. On April 7, 1947 at Oakland, Maryland she was married to...
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Nyoka June Ash Acord

December 6, 1945 - September 2, 2017

Nyoka June Ash Acord, age 71 years, a resident of Harding, WV departed this life early Saturday morning, September 2, 2017 at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins, WV. She had been in declining however death was unexpected. She was born Thursday, December 6, 1945 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Louie "Shorty" and Nora May Hebb Ash. On August 31, 1962 at Elkins, WV she was married to Glen...
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Herbert Douglas "Herb" Channell

January 26, 1962 - August 31, 2017

Herbert Douglas "Herb" Channell, age 55 years, a resident of Dailey, WV departed this life late Thursday, August 31, 2017 at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected. He was born Friday, January 26, 1962 at Alexandria, VA a son of the late Eugene Herbert and Margaret Ellen Sharp Channell. Surviving is his former wife, Sharon Crandell Iverson; two sons, Billy Channell,...
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Nina Blizzard Smith

June 23, 1915 - August 27, 2017

NINA BLIZZARD SMITH, age 102 years, a resident of Dailey, and most recently of Elkins, WV, departed this life early Sunday Morning August 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Wednesday, June 23, 1915 at Harman, WV, a daughter of the late Pinkney J. and Phoebe Jane Sites Blizzard. On June 23, 1938 at Elkins, WV, she was married to the late Omer Solomon Smith, who...
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Georgie Vivetta White

August 25, 1924 - August 26, 2017

GEORGIE VIVETTA WHITE, age 93 years, a patient of Nella's Inc. in Crystal Springs and a resident of Elkins, WV, departed this life Saturday afternoon August 26, 2017 at Nella's Inc. She was born Monday, August 25, 1924 at Job, WV, a daughter of the late Virgil and Pearl Davis White. On October 19, 1968, she was married to Gerald L. White, who preceded her in death October 17, 1995. Surviving...
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Kenneth Ray Maize

August 3, 1977 - August 17, 2017

Kenneth Ray Maize, age 40 years, a resident of Norton, WV departed this life Thursday, August 17, 2017 at his home. He had been in declining health although death was unexpected. He was born Wednesday, August 3, 1977 at Elkins, WV a son of John Francis Maize of Elkins and the late Joyce Kay Powers Maize. On December 8, 2004 at Norton, WV he was married to the former Cynthia Ann Ramsey, who...
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Jean Lee Long

June 28, 1922 - August 17, 2017

Jean Lee Long, age 95 years, a resident of Dailey, WV departed this life Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Elkins Regional Convalescence Center at Elkins, WV. She was born Wednesday, June 28, 1922 at Hillsboro, WV the oldest daughter of the Price and Gertrude Heffner Long. She is survived by her brother, Edward Long and wife Doris of Valley Head, WV; brother in law, Virgil Eskew of Elkins,...
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Joseph Anthony "Joe" Girard

June 1, 1940 - August 14, 2017

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Girard, age 77 years, a resident of Coalton, WV departed this life early Monday morning, August 14, 2017 at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected. He was born Saturday, June 1, 1940 at Coalton, WV a son of the late Sam O. and Minnie Endrizzi Girard. He had never married. Surviving are one brother, Francis "Frank" Girard and wife Shirley of...
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Elsie "Arleene" Phillips Bonnell

September 20, 1926 - August 11, 2017

Elsie "Arleene" Phillips Bonnell, age 90 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Friday afternoon, August 11, 2017 at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins, WV. She had been in declining health. She was born Monday, September 20, 1926 at Barbour County, WV a daughter of the late Willie Gay and Eva Beatrice Day Phillips. On September 12, 1948 at Elkins, WV she was...
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Wavy Ellen Mullenax Stewart

December 4, 1919 - July 22, 2017

WAVY ELLEN MULLENAX STEWART, age 97 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life early Saturday Morning, July 22, 2017 at the Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center at Elkins, WV. She had been in declining health. She was born Thursday, December 4, 1919 at Parsons, WV, a daughter of the late William and Cora Ethel Knotts Mullenax. On May 1, 1942 at Elkins, WV she was married to Leonard...
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Cora Jane Haddix Carr

November 10, 1926 - July 21, 2017

CORA JANE HADDIX CARR, age 90 years, a resident of Wymer, WV departed this life Friday, July 21, 2017at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins, WV. She had been in declining health. She was born Wednesday, November 10, 1926 at Corsica, PA a daughter of the late Arlie and Gertrude Snyder Haddix. On December 14, 1946 at Elkins, WV she was married to Edgar Lee Carr, who preceded her in death...
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Jason William Bennett

June 18, 1983 - July 20, 2017

JASON WILLIAM BENNETT, age 34 years, a resident of Capon Bridge WV, departed this life Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Parsons, WV. He was born Saturday, June 18, 1983 at Elkins, WV, a son of Rodney Dale and Cathy Louise Bennett, who survive at Durbin. Also surviving are his fiancé, Wendy Virginia Lambert of Parsons; one daughter, Loretta Rose Bennett; two step children, Timmy Lee Cutright and...
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Mary "Louise" Mullens Phillips

September 1, 1923 - July 20, 2017

Mary "Louise" Mullens Phillips, age 93 years, a resident of Beverly, WV departed this life Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins, WV. She had been in declining health. She was born Saturday, September 1, 1923 at Van Lear, KY a daughter of the late John and Elsie Mae Douglas Mullens. On September 28, 1941, she was married to The Rev. Glenn Ray Phillips, who preceded her...
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Ray Reon Essex

December 16, 1941 - July 18, 2017

Ray Reon Essex, age 75 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday evening, July 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. He had been in declining health. He was born Tuesday, December 16, 1941 at Bemis, WV a son of the late Earnest George and Sally Norma Kline Essex. On October 14, 1968 at Crellin, MD he was married to the...
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Charles O. "Boots" Morris

November 21, 1922 - July 17, 2017

Charles O. "Boots" Morris, age 94 years, a resident of Elkins, WV for over sixty years, departed this life early Monday morning, July 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of WV Caring. He had been in declining health. He was born Tuesday, November 21, 1922 at Sanderson, Kanawha County, WV a son of the late Charles Alexander and Marjorie May Simpson Morris. ...
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Eric David Nelson

January 23, 1972 - July 4, 2017

Eric David Nelson, age 45 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his home. He was born Sunday, January 23, 1972 at Akron, OH a son of Larry David Nelson and companion, Lea Price of Elkins and Audrey Jean Hedrick Nelson of Dry Fork. On May 18, 1996 at the Grace Episcopal Church at Elkins, WV he was married to the former Linda Darlene Cutright, who survives....
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Robert Norman Alday

May 5, 1915 - July 3, 2017

Robert Norman Alday passed away peacefully on Monday July 3,, 2017 in Fernandina Beach, Florida, after 102 years of life. Born on May 5, 1915 in Burnt Mill Creek, FL, to James Calhoun and Wortley Dare Holland Alday, he was the 7th of the families 8 children. Raised in Gainesville, Florida, Norman later attended Central Florida Business School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry in 1942,...
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Marilyn Catherine Brown Hamelman

November 27, 1930 - July 2, 2017

Marilyn Catherine Brown Hamelman, age 86 years, a resident of Elkins, WV, peacefully departed this life Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born Thursday, November 27, 1930 in Elkins, WV, daughter of the late Judge John Frioli Brown, Sr. and Kathryn McHugh Brown. On November 14, 1953 in Elkins, WV, she was married to Paul William Hamelman, who preceded her in...
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Arlene Marie Rosencrance Hogue

July 17, 1946 - June 24, 2017

ARLENE MARIE ROSENCRANCE HOGUE, age 70 years, a resident of the East Dailey community, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She had been in declining health. She was born Wednesday, July 17 1946 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Hubert William and Goldie Elizabeth Swiger Rosencrance. On Saturday, July 25, 1964 in Valley Bend, WV...
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Dixie Lee Whitt Martin

July 22, 1937 - June 21, 2017

DIXIE LEE WHITT MARTIN, age 79 years, a resident of Elkins, WV, departed this life Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit, with her family by her side and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Her endless, selfless, service is complete and she is finally taking a rest. She was born Thursday, July 22, 1937 at Elkins, WV, a daughter of the late James Lascar and...
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Eva Lou Graham Whitmire

July 3, 1939 - June 6, 2017

Eva Lou Graham Whitmire, age 77 years, a former resident of Kanawha County, and Elkins, WV, and more recently a resident of Lost Creek, WV departed this life Tuesday afternoon, June 6, 2017 at the United Hospital Center at Bridgeport, WV with her loving son by her side. She had been in declining health. She was born Monday, July 3, 1939 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Ison Lee and Ella...
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Lugia Margarita "Lucy" Ricottilli Palmisano

September 3, 1922 - May 31, 2017

Lugia Margarita "Lucy" Ricottilli Palmisano, age 94 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Wednesday morning, May 31, 2017 at Colonial Place at Elkins, WV under the care of Mountain Hospice. She had been in declining health. She was born Sunday, September 3, 1922 at Belington, WV a daughter of the late Panfilo and Giovanna Centofanti Ricottilli. On August 31, 1946 at Cortland,...
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Paul Robert Grindle

July 27, 1925 - May 26, 2017

Paul Robert Grindle, age 91, a well-known florist, passed away peacefully at home on May 26, 2017. Paul was born July 27, 1925, in Keego Harbor, Michigan, a son of the late William Dodds Grindle and Helen Mildred Folk Grindle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Barbara Ellen Phillips Grindle and daughter-in-law, Rosilee Brick Grindle. He was...
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Sharon June Isner Hitt

September 21, 1949 - May 23, 2017

Sharon June Isner Hitt, age 67 years, a resident of the Chenoweth Creek Community, Elkins, WV departed this life early Tuesday morning, May 23, 2017 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, WV. She had been in declining health for the past year. She was born Wednesday, September 21, 1949 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Thurman "Buck" and Lena Marie Moore Isner. On June 19, 1970 at...
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Jacob Mack Kyle

December 11, 1936 - May 22, 2017

Jacob Mack Kyle, age 80 years, a former resident of Elkins, WV and more recently a resident of Bradenton, FL departed this life late Monday evening, May 22, 2017 at the Manatee Memorial Hospital at Bradenton, FL. He had been in declining health for the past ten days. He was born Friday, December 11, 1936 at Elkins, WV, a son of the late John W. and Lena Griffith Kyle. Surviving are one son,...
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Marilyn Pearl Varner Thorne

February 11, 1947 - May 17, 2017

Marilyn Pearlie Varner Thorne, age 70 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Wednesday afternoon, May, 17, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. She was born Tuesday, February 11, 1947 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Claude Edwin and Arreta Belle Warner Varner. On November 10, 1967 she was married to Paul James "Jimmie"...
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Ruby Hazel Hinchman Kerns

July 9, 1921 - May 10, 2017

Ruby Hazel Hinchman Kerns, age 95 years, a former resident of Elkins, WV and more recently a resident of Cincinnati, OH departed this life Wednesday afternoon, May 10, 2017 at the Hospice of Cincinnati - East Inpatient Care Center at Cincinnati, OH. She had been in declining health. She was born Saturday, July 9, 1921 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late John Stark and Amy Pearl Pritt Hinchman....
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Eric Ray Healey

August 24, 1968 - May 10, 2017

Eric Ray Healey, age 48 years, a resident of the Cravensdale Community, Elkins, WV departed this life early Wednesday morning, May 10, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of his wife and daughters and Mountain Hospice. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer. He was born Saturday, August 24, 1968 at Wurzburg, Germany a son of Wilbur...
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Delores "Dee" Gail Weese Woody

July 13, 1923 - April 24, 2017

Delores (Dee) Gail Weese Woody, age 93 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Monday morning, April 24, 2017 at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins, WV under the care of West Virginia Caring. She was born Friday, July 13, 1923 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late John Dayton and Eva M. (Fansler) Weese. On Dec. 31, 1952 she was married to Gene D. Woody, who preceded her...
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Charles Ray (Charlie) Harper

March 12, 1932 - April 20, 2017

Charles Ray (Charlie) Harper, age 85, a native of Elkins, West Virginia departed this life April 20, 2017 at his home in Ocala, Florida. He was born March 12, 1932 to the late Charles Francis and Georgia Stalnaker Harper, the youngest of four children: Mabel Jones, Rita Beer, and Betty Corrick, all deceased. After attending Elkins High School, he entered the United States Navy proudly serving...
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Richard Lee White

May 1, 1925 - April 19, 2017

RICHARD LEE WHITE, age 91 years, a resident of Files Creek Community Beverly, WV departed this life Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at West Virginia University Hospital Ruby Memorial at Morgantown, WV. He had been in declining health. He was born Friday, May 1, 1925 at Job, WV, a son of the late Edward and Della Zena White. On December 12, 1945 at Elkins, WV, he was married to the former Izetta...
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Joyce Kay Powers Maize

December 31, 1943 - April 17, 2017

JOYCE KAY POWERS MAIZE, age 73 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Monday, April 17, 2017 at West Virginia University Hospital Ruby Memorial at Morgantown, WV. She was born Friday, December 31, 1943 at Spruce, WV, a daughter of the late Francis Kudora and Dovie Lillian Howell Powers. On June 9, 1962 at Elkins, WV, she was married to John Francis Maize, who survives. Also...
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Tony Roger DeMotto

September 18, 1923 - April 12, 2017

Tony Roger DeMotto, age 92 years, a resident of Coalton, WV, peacefully departed this life before the break of dawn on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Colonial Place in Elkins. He had been in declining health in recent months. He was the child of Italian immigrants who came to America for the opportunity of a better life, as were many of his generation who grew up in Coalton. The youngest of 11...
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Elizabeth Bell Isenhart "Liz" Schoonover

July 17, 1939 - April 11, 2017

Elizabeth Bell Isenhart "Liz" Schoonover, age 77 years, a resident of the Chenoweth Creek Community, Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday evening, April 11, 2017 at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins, WV surrounded by her loving family. She was born Monday, July 17, 1939 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Grant and Ruby Wilma Helmick Isenhart. On February 14, 1957 at Elkins,...
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Thomas David Karlen

December 7, 1948 - April 7, 2017

Thomas David "Tom" Karlen, age 68 years, a lifelong resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins, WV with his loving family at his side. He was born Tuesday, December 7, 1948 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Harold Glenn Karlen, Sr., and Lola Margaret "Marg" Evans Karlen Carr. On August 17, 1984 at Elkins, WV, he was married to the...
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Martha Wilkinson Sonner Mero

May 4, 1919 - March 18, 2017

Martha Wilkinson Sonner Mero, age 97 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life early Saturday morning, March 18, 2017 at Colonial Place at Elkins, WV under the care of Mountain Hospice. She was born Sunday, May 4, 1919 at Surgoinsville, TN a daughter of the late John Milton Sonner, Sr. and Blanche Wilkinson Sonner. On June 15, 1941 she was married to Thomas F. Mero, who preceded her...
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Charles Samuel "Sam" Scallon

October 28, 1939 - March 7, 2017

Charles Samuel "Sam" Scallon, age 77 years, a resident of Coalton, WV departed this life early Tuesday morning, March 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of WV Caring. He had been in declining health although death was unexpected. He was born Saturday, October 28, 1939 at Elkins, WV the only son of the late John Wilford and Sarah Edith Wilfong Scallon. Those...
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Glennadine Ketterman Auvil

May 30, 1932 - March 2, 2017

Glennadine Ketterman Auvil, age 84 years, a resident of Elkins WV, departed this life Thursday morning, March 2, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH after a brief illness. She was born, Monday, May 30, 1932 at Elkins WV, a daughter of Glenn Whittier and Jessie J. Shreve Ketterman. Her husband of 59 years, Dallas Auvil Jr. of Belington preceded her in death. Surviving are one...
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Joan Beverly Poe Baker

October 11, 1935 - February 25, 2017

Joan Beverly Poe Baker, age 81 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Saturday morning, February 25, 2017 at Colonial Place under the care of Mountain Hospice. She was born Friday, October 11, 1935 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Elmer C. and Helen Cora Isner Poe. On February 23, 1957 at Elkins, WV, she was married to Robert Hall Baker, who preceded her in death February 16,...
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Daniel William Howell

January 5, 1968 - February 23, 2017

Daniel William Howell, age 49 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his home following a long illness. He was born Friday, January 5, 1968 at Elkins, WV a son of the late Earnest Ray Howell and Jane Howell Cardarman and husband Jim who survive at Uniontown, PA. He was married to Annie Rosann Howell who survives. They had spent thirty-one years...
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Lula Mae Kerns

October 10, 1913 - February 19, 2017

Lula Mae Kerns, age 103 years, a resident of Elkins, WV where she made her home with her daughter, Dorothy Montoney, departed this life late Sunday evening, February 19, 2017 at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins, WV. She was born Friday, October 10, 1913 at home, in Sully, WV one of thirteen children of the late Walter Grey and Lottie Mae Hedrick Kerns. She had never married. Surviving are...
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Gladys Lyndall Howell

March 27, 1942 - February 7, 2017

Gladys Lyndall Howell, age 74 years, a resident of the Cravensdale Community, Elkins, WV departed this life Tuesday afternoon, February 7, 2017 at her home. She had been in declining health although death was unexpected. She was born Friday, March 27, 1942 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Brown and Daisie H. Carr Howell. She was formerly married to Carroll J. Howell, who preceded her in...
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Marguerite Wentz Trimble

March 28, 1913 - February 1, 2017

Marguerite (Peg) Wentz Trimble, 1913 - 2017, Marguerite Wentz Trimble died at home in Elkins, WV on February 1, 2017 after an active life with a close family, friends and good bridge. She had been in gradually declining health. She was born at home years before women had the right to vote. During her lifetime, she saw over a century's worth of events, including her grandfather's first car in...
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Edna Lee Armstrong Carr

December 11, 1929 - January 31, 2017

Edna Lee Armstrong Carr, age 87 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life late Tuesday afternoon, January 31, 2017 at Mabie, WV following a brief illness. She was born Wednesday, December 11, 1929 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late Cecil V. and Viola Bernice Ross Armstrong. On July 12, 1948 at Elkins, WV she was married to Clarence Carr, who preceded her in death April 19, 2005. ...
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Eugene Lee Marcum

July 2, 1930 - January 30, 2017

Eugene Lee Marcum, age 86 years, a former resident of Elkins, WV and more recently a resident of Columbia, MD departed this life Monday, January 30, 2017 at Somerford Place at Columbia, MD under the care of Gilchrist Hospice. He had been in declining health for the past several years and death was attributed to Alzheimer's disease. He was born Wednesday, July 2, 1930 at Hitchins, Carter County,...
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Betty Jane Rosencrance Matthew

July 2, 1925 - January 24, 2017

BETTY JANE ROSENCRANCE MATTHEW, age 91, a resident of Mill Creek, passed away on January 24, 2017 in Colonial Place at Elkins, WV. She was born on Thursday, July 2, 1925, in Marion County, West Virginia, and shortly thereafter was adopted by the late Clay and Lela Rosencrance of Mill Creek, where she made her home. She was married to the late Gail L. Matthew on April 5, 1944, at her home in...
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Mary Ethel Wheeler Canfield

September 30, 1923 - January 22, 2017

Mary Ethel Wheeler Canfield, age 93 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Sunday morning, January 22, 2017 at Nella's Nursing Home at Crystal Springs, surrounded by her loving family. She had been in declining health. She was born Sunday, September 30, 1923 at Huntersville, WV a daughter of the late Emmett Walter and Anna Crystal Thomas Wheeler. On June 14, 1941 at Elkins,...
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Roy George Isner

October 3, 1936 - January 21, 2017

Roy George Isner, age 80 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Saturday afternoon, January 21, 2017 at Valentines Personal Care Home at Elkins, WV. He had been in declining health. He was born Saturday, October 3, 1936 at Adolph, WV a son of the late Daniel B. and Opal Pauline Phares Isner. He had never married. Surviving are two brothers, Jerry Isner, and Roger Isner, both...
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Bradford Lee "Brad" Rainey

June 30, 1946 - January 20, 2017

Bradford Lee "Brad" Rainey, age 70 years, a resident of Kerens, WV departed this life Friday afternoon, January 20, 2017 in the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, WV with his loving family at his side. Death was attributed to complications of an aneurysm. He was born Sunday, June 30, 1946 at Durbin, WV a son of the late Roland Everett and Leona Zoe Dilley Rainey. On July 20, 2007 at...
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Hilda Cora Gum Wheeler

May 7, 1923 - January 18, 2017

Hilda Cora Gum Wheeler, age 93 years, a resident of Elkins, WV, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, January 18, 2017 at Colonial Place at Elkins, WV with her family at her side and under the care of Mountain Hospice. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to Alzheimer's disease. She was born Monday, May 7, 1923 at Elkins, WV, a daughter of the late Ralph Leon and Xanna...
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Dorene Belle Channell "Dodie" Ankrom

July 21, 1937 - January 15, 2017

Dorene Belle Channell "Dodie" Ankrom, age 79 years, a native of Elkins, WV and a resident of Colonial Heights, VA for the past twenty-nine years, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Southside Regional Medical Center at Petersburg, VA. She was born Wednesday, July 21, 1937 at Valley Head, WV a daughter of the late Major J. Channell and Myrtle Gale Lambert Channell. She...
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Linda Sue Lambert Walters

December 2, 1952 - January 14, 2017

LINDA SUE LAMBERT WALTERS, age 64 years, a resident of Elkins, WV, departed this life Saturday morning, January 14, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, WV, with her family at her side. She was born Tuesday, December 2, 1952 at Canton, OH, a daughter of the late Blake and Gertrude Weaver Lambert. On December 22, 1990 at Elkins, WV, she was married to Daniel Ray Walters, who survives. ...
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Elizabeth Snyder "Liz" Tinney

November 22, 1929 - December 30, 2016

Elizabeth Snyder "Liz" Tinney, age 87 years, a well-known retired educator and a resident of Valley Bend, WV departed this life late Friday evening, December 30, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Mountain Hospice. She was a life-long resident of Randolph County, being born Friday, November 22, 1929 at Huttonsville, WV the second daughter of the late V. B....
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