Celebrity Obituaries

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Elmer Clyde Hendershot

November 12, 1949 - May 31, 2018

Elmer Clyde Hendershot, 68, of Belington, passed away on May 31, 2018, at Arbors at Marietta in Ohio. He was born on November 12, 1949, the son of the late Charles Hendershot and Juanita (Leeson) Hendershot. Elmer was known for his love of hunting and fishing, as well as the time he spent with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Martha Lee Hendershot, and his dear Josephine. ...
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Lawrence Wayne Fluharty

August 5, 1921 - May 31, 2018

Lawrence Wayne Fluharty, 96, of Fairmont, passed away at the Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg on May 31, 2018. He was born on August 05, 1921, in Mannington, the son of the late Scott Fluharty and Grace (Rockwell) Fluharty. Lawrence was a proud Veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in France and Germany during World War II. He retired from Monongahela Power...
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Herbert "Bucky" Russell Lee, Jr.

November 9, 1976 - May 20, 2018

Herbert Lee "Bucky" Russell Jr., 41, of Columbus, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2018. Bucky was a former Petty Officer second class in the United States Navy, serving his country along with many men and women on the USS George Washington; he worked as a mentor and advocate for many young people and veterans with several organizations in Columbus. He was born in Fairmont, WV, on...
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Worley Durl "Booger" Moore

October 14, 1940 - May 18, 2018

Worley Durl "Booger" Moore, 77, of Stonewood passed away at his home on Friday, May 18, 2018. He was born in Daybrook on October 14, 1940 a son of the late Simon Wilbert and Esta Opal Shriver Moore. He had worked as a mechanic at many local businesses lastly retiring from May Brothers. He enjoyed hauling junk and scrap metal. He also worked on automobiles in his spare time. He loved old cars...
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Yvette Belton

November 26, 1960 - May 16, 2018

Yvette Belton, 57, of Fairmont passed away at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital on May 16, 2018; she was born on November 26, 1960 in Dayton, Ohio a daughter of the late Alfred E. Belton Sr. and Betty L. (McLemore) Belton-Brown. She was known for her hospitable work as a Registered Nurse at the Columbus Children's Medical Center. She is survived by sons Antoine Belton, of Fairmont, Stephfon Williams...
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Harold Benjamin Field

May 29, 1925 - May 14, 2018

Harold Benjamin Field, 92, of Orlando, Florida, died on May 14, 2018. He was born on May 29, 1925, to Ben A. and Lora E. (Bolinger) Field in Preston County, West Virginia. He grew up in Reedsville and worked as a surveyor's assistant through high school. He briefly worked for Bethlehem Mines before being drafted by the Army during World War II. He served in the 62nd Engineer Topographic...
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Robert M. Young

April 25, 1936 - May 13, 2018

Robert Marshall Young, 82, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born in Fairmont on April 25, 1936, a son of the late Joseph Marshall and Myrtle B. (Keener) Young. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, and enjoyed playing golf with friends at Apple Valley Golf Course. He liked...
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Sabina Virginia Wilson

October 8, 1920 - May 12, 2018

Sabina Wilson Sabina Virginia Wilson, 97 of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Fairmont on October 8, 1920 a daughter of the late, Hiram Luther Stutler and Mary (Vincent) Stutler. Mrs. Wilson was a devoted homemaker and mother. She had worked at the Westinghouse Lamp Plant and retired as a health care aid at Wishing Well Health...
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Barbara Jane Carpenter

August 18, 1938 - May 11, 2018

Barbara J. Carpenter Barbara Jane Carpenter, 79, of Pleasant Valley passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 at United Hospital Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on August 18, 1938 one of nine children born to the late Nathan Walter Kittle and Dorothy Ada (Garlow) Kittle. Barbara graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1956. She worked 35 years as a Telephone...
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Linda Greenfeder

March 21, 1944 - May 9, 2018

Linda L. (Rohr) Greenfeder, 74, passed away May 9, 2018 peacefully in her sleep. She was born in Greer, WV, to the late Linden and Lucille Rohr. She was a 1962 East Fairmont High School Graduate. She lived in Jacksonville, FL since 1974 and recently spent her summers in Fairmont. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, James H. Greenfeder. She was retired after 17 years with...
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Roger Lee Thorne, Sr.

July 1, 1948 - May 9, 2018

Roger Lee Thorne, Sr. Roger Lee Thorne, Sr., 69, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving wife, children, and his best friend. He was born in Fairmont on July 1, 1948, a son of the late Thomas L. and Lefa Kae (Bess) Thorne. Roger graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1966. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the...
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Eleanor Hamilton

January 5, 1936 - May 9, 2018

Eleanor (Duncil) Hamilton, 82, of Barrackville passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born in Farmington on January 5, 1936, a daughter of the late Albert Earl Duncil and Clara (Tennant) Duncil. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald "Ham" Eugene Hamilton, in March of 1999. A graduate of Farmington High School, class of 1955, Eleanor was a...
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Thomas "Tom" James Summers, Sr.

February 12, 1925 - May 6, 2018

Thomas James Summers Sr., 93, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Fairmont Regional Medical Center; he was born on February 12, 1925 in Catawba, the son of the late Albert "Hop" Summers and Helen Summers. He is survived by his wife, Lois May Summers, of Fairmont; his sons and their spouses, Thomas James Summers Jr. and wife Patricia Summers of Baxter, and Harry Albert Summers and...
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Lefa Kae Thorne

September 25, 1929 - May 4, 2018

Lefa Kae (Bess) Thorne, 88, of Fairmont went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Pleasant Acres Christian Haven in Fairmont. She was born in Braxton County on September 25, 1929, the daughter of the late Harry Bess and Clarinda (Knight) Gillespie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Edward Gillespie, and her former husband and father of her children...
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Dionne Jaye Lewis

October 4, 1969 - May 3, 2018

Dionne Jaye Lewis, 48, of Fairmont died unexpectantly in his home on Thursday, May 3, 2018. He was born on October 4, 1969 in Fairmont, a son of William Harris Lewis, of Rocky Mountain, North Carolina and Ernestine Collins Chambers of Fairmont. He attended Marion County schools and graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1987. Dionne was employed at the Mountaineer Wood Craft Company as a...
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Roger Plyman

August 4, 1953 - April 30, 2018

Roger Lee Plyman, 64, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born in Fairmont on August 4, 1953, a son of the late Russell Lee Plyman and Maxine Elizabeth (Buckhanan) Plyman. Roger is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Josie Ann (Green) Plyman; his son, Roger Lee Plyman and his wife Karrie of Fairmont; two daughters, Jessica Lynn...
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Edith Cowger

January 16, 1940 - April 27, 2018

Edith Louise (Perkins) Cowger 78, of Silver Lake, formerly of Fairmont, went to be with the Lord on Friday (April 27, 2018) at her home. She was born in Fairmont on January 16, 1940, a daughter of the late Ralph E. Perkins and Mamie Marie (Twyman) Perkins. As a young girl she enjoyed hunting and fishing with her mother and father, countless trips to Lost River. At a young age she quit school...
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Deborah C. Boyce

January 21, 1951 - April 25, 2018

Deborah Carol Boyce, 67, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Fairmont on January 21, 1951, a daughter of the late William Renner and Dora (Morgan) Renner. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Jay Boyce. The Couple were married in 1998. Also surviving are a nephew, Kenneth William Renner of Fairmont; a great nephew and...
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Betty Jo Eakle

August 20, 1926 - April 25, 2018

Betty Jo Eakle, 91, of Fairmont, Hopewell Community, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. She was born on August 20, 1926, a daughter of the late Brinton Warren and Hazel Leona (Mundell) Crago. She is survived by loving and caring nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Otis...
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Thomas W. Shepherd

July 15, 1968 - April 24, 2018

Reverend Thomas William Shepherd, 49, of Fairmont, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer; he was a beloved DHHR foster parent, as well as a lover of cooking, music, and the arts. He was born in Glendale, Marshall County, on July 15, 1968, a son of William R. Shepherd and Martha L. (McColloch) Shepherd. Reverend Shepherd is survived by his...
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Sherry L Nine

December 3, 1949 - April 21, 2018

Sherry L. Nine Sherry L. Nine, 68, of Grant Town, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was born in Fairmont on December 3, 1949, a daughter of the late Mitchell and Blanche (Gore) Lowe. She graduated from Fairview High School and found fulfillment in raising her family. Sherry was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and enjoyed the time she spent with her family and friends. In...
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Robert Bob Spiro

February 15, 1931 - April 20, 2018

Robert "Bob" Spiro, 87, of Fairmont passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Fairmont on February 15, 1931, a son of the late Sidney Spiro and Lillie (Spring) Spiro. Bob graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and Fairmont State University. He retired from the West Virginia Department of Human Services as a Social Worker Supervisor after 28 years of...
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Georgie E Bowman

October 27, 1933 - April 20, 2018

Georgie E. Bowman Georgie E. Bowman, 84, of Parma, Ohio passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. She was born in Prickett's Creek Community on October 27, 1933, a daughter of the late Leslie and Edna (Poole) Neel. Georgie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She is survived by her children: Freddy Bowman, Georganne Moore, Pamela...
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Leah Joann Brown

April 20, 2018

Leah Joann Brown Leah Joann Brown, 92, of Fairmont passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Pierpont Center at Fairmont. She was born in Mannington on June 15, 1925 a daughter of the late Thurman Dee Holbert and Elsie Blaine (Hayes) Holbert. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Walter "Kayo" Brown in April of 2007. Joann was a graduate of Mannington High School. She had...
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Ruby Z. Thayer

August 9, 1923 - April 16, 2018

Ruby Zola Thayer, 94, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was born in Sutton, West Virginia on August 9, 1923, a daughter of the late John and Jessie Lee (Kiger) Chamberlain. Ruby worked as a store clerk at Community Hardware in Fairmont and was heavily involved with the community. She was a past President of the American Legion Auxiliary, National Association of Retired...
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Rita L. Proctor

June 13, 1950 - April 13, 2018

Rita Lynn Proctor, 67, of Fairmont, Pleasant Valley Community, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 following a long battle with leukemia. She passed peacefully with her son and daughter by her side. She was born on June 13, 1950 in Fairmont, West Virginia, the daughter of Earl and Betty Tinder. She was of Christian faith. A graduate of East Fairmont High School, Class of 1968, Rita was...
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Michelle L. Linn

April 30, 1961 - April 12, 2018

Michelle Lynette Linn, 56, of Fairmont passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. She was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania on April 30, 1961, a daughter of Mary J. (Bable) Sapp of Fairmont and the late Eugene "Windy" Sapp. She was a graduate of East Fairmont High School, class of 1979. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She also enjoyed camping at Mount Storm Lake, gardening, craft...
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Donna L. Goff

November 24, 1936 - April 9, 2018

Donna Lou (Miller) Goff, 81, of Fairmont went to be with the Lord following a long battle with Alzheimer's and dementia on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Home Away From Home Assisted Living Facility in Grafton. She was born in Keyser on November 24, 1936, a daughter of the late Roy Alexander Miller and Bernice Mae (Brown) Miller. Donna enjoyed many activities, including quilting, ceramics, sewing,...
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Melissa Lee (Shelton) Gill

October 30, 1968 - March 30, 2018

Melissa Lee Shelton Gill, 49, of Harrison County passed away on March 30, 2018. She was born in Marion County on October 30, 1968, a daughter of Robert Shelton and the late Joyce Angela Riggs. Melissa loved to read horror novels and gory narratives. She also loved being outside with family and friends. She loved cats, Angels, and making people laugh with her quirky vocabulary. No matter how hard...
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William "Bobby" Franks

July 9, 1954 - March 29, 2018

William R. "Bobby" Franks, 63, of Grafton went home to be with his Lord Jesus peacefully on March 29, 2018. He was born in Fairmont on July 9, 1954, the son of the late Clarence "Sonny" Franks and Fairy Mae (Corbin) Franks. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a 1972 EFHS Graduate, and a hard-working man with 30+ years of service at Mont...
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Letha Denise Malone

May 2, 1965 - March 29, 2018

Letha Denise Malone went home to heaven on Thursday, March 29, 2018 surrounded by her family who loved her dearly. She joined her parents, the late Russell and Mary Belle (Williams) Malone. Denise was born on May 2, 1965 and lived her entire life in the Catawba Community. Denise is survived by her sister, Belinda Woody, and her brothers and sisters-in-laws Dwayne and Jerry Ann Malone, and Mark...
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James "Rocky" Russell Swisher II

March 8, 1956 - March 27, 2018

James "Rocky" Russell Swisher, II, 62, of Monongah passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Grafton on March 8, 1956 a son of the late Russell James Swisher and Marjorie Ellan (Hebb) Swisher. Rocky was a graduate of Grafton High School. He worked for the CSX Railroad for 23 years as a Trackman. His many interest included...
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Anna Louise Ferrise

July 6, 1916 - March 24, 2018

Anna Louise Snyder Ferrise, 101 of Fairmont, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Anna was born in Morgantown, WV on July 6, 1916, the daughter of the late Anna and John Snyder. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Albert Ferrise. The couple were married on March 24, 1940, celebrating their 78th anniversary in Heaven today. She was a homemaker all her life. Anna...
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Leo Thomas Jones

March 23, 2018

Leo Thomas Jones the 2nd peacefully passed away Friday March 23rd, 2018 at Mongeneral health center. Leo surely will be missed for his genuine smile, his handsome looks and his sense of humor. He joins his mother Georgia Washington and Leo Thomas Jones 1st in heaven as well as his father–n-law Vincent Andujo `Sr., his brother-n- law big Curtis Jones, sisters Emma , Deloris Georgia , and baby...
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Betty Ann Reynolds

October 3, 1923 - March 22, 2018

Betty Ann Reynolds, 94, of Fairmont passed away in Morgantown on March 22, 2018. She was born in Fairmont on October 3, 1923, the daughter of the late Ethel I. Hawkins and Jay M. Hawkins. Betty attended Fairmont schools and graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1941. She retired from C & P Telephone Company with 39 years of service. She was a former member of the Quota Club of...
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Anita "Poochie" Jane Hayes

September 24, 1942 - March 22, 2018

Anita "Poochie" Jane Hayes,75 of Parrish Run Community, Farmington passed away on March 22, 2018 at Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, following a short illness. She was born in Fairmont on September 24,1942 a daughter of the late Harold Lilley and Hannah (Payton) Lilley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence "Greg" Gregory in December of 2009 and her son Joseph Harker in...
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Mary Barbara Hoge

March 20, 2018

Mary Barbara Kirk Hoge, 75 of Chantilly, VA died on March 20, 2018 in her home. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas Harold Kirk and Phala Lucille Shaver Kirk. She is survived by her loving husband, Hampton W. Hoge Jr., her children Jennifer Williams (Scott), David Kirk Hoge, and Sarah Beene (Kirk), and her grandsons, Kyle David Beene and Kory Daniel Beene. She graduated from West...
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Dixie "Dee" Dee Swiger

September 23, 1931 - March 20, 2018

Dixie "Dee" Dee Swiger, 86, of Fairmont passed away at her home on March 20, 2018 with her family close and caring for her. She was born in Marion County on September 23, 1931, a daughter of the late Jay Dee Gates and Myrtle (Bunner) Gates. Dixie loved being outdoors, sitting in the sun, swimming, and tending to her yard. She was an avid WVU Sports fan and enjoyed her bowling league. Having Bay...
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Ruth Ann Clayton

September 10, 1926 - March 18, 2018

Ruth Ann Clayton, 91, of Fairmont passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cameron, WV. She was born in Arthurdale on September 10, 1926, the daughter of the late Ira and Eethel Murphy. Ruth Ann was very active in her church, Meadowdale United Methodist Church, H & H Chapel, until her illness. She enjoyed being part of the Willing Workers and...
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Wilma G. Starkey

October 14, 1922 - March 18, 2018

Wilma G. Jenkins Starkey, 95, of Fairmont, formerly of Morgantown, has reunited with the love of her life. She passed peacefully surrounded by family members at her bedside at the Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center (formerly Arbor's) facility on Sunday, March 18, 2018. She was born in Morgantown on October 14, 1922, the daughter of the late Ray L. and Clemenia V. (Maust) Jenkins of...
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Paul E. Rinko

March 3, 1939 - March 11, 2018

Paul Edward Rinko, 79, of Grafton passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Taylor County on March 3, 1939 a son of the late Eli Rinko and Anna Miller Rinko. Paul worked for the Iron Workers Union for 30 years as a construction worker. He was an owner and operator for Justin Construction Company in Fairmont. He always kept busy. He enjoyed working,...
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Wilma J. Sloter

March 23, 1918 - March 8, 2018

Wilma Janet Jones Sloter, 99, of Fairmont passed away on March 8, 2018 at the Tygart Center in Fairmont. She was born March 23, 1918, a daughter of the late Frank Charles and Agnus Summers Jones. Mrs. Sloter retired as an office worker at Owens-Illinois after many years of service. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In her free time, she enjoyed genealogy,...
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Robert "Bob" Morris

August 13, 1934 - March 3, 2018

Robert "Bob" Morris Robert "Bob" Lee Morris, 83, of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center he was born in Fairmont on August 13, 1934 a son of the late Elizabeth Morris. He was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1957 to 1960. He later worked for and retired from Fairmont Supply...
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Donald L. Starn

November 10, 1938 - March 2, 2018

Donald L. Starn, 79, of Bowden, formerly of Fairmont, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown. He was born in Marion County on November 10, 1938, a son of the late Woodrow R. and Anna K. (Frederick) Starn. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army. He then worked for over 30 years at Philips Lighting Plant. He loved the outdoors,...
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Ann VanGilder

July 22, 1946 - March 1, 2018

Davylin Ann VanGilder, 71, of Fairmont passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born in Marion County on July 22, 1946, a daughter of the late Clyde Van Gilder and Davylin (Corbin) VanGilder. Ann attended Victory Baptist Church, and she was a graduate of East Fairmont High School in 1965. She spent her time reading and enjoyed doing various...
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Dallas Dale Baker

April 30, 1936 - February 28, 2018

Dallas Dale Baker, 81, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Fairmont on April 30, 1936, a son of the late Oregon Scott Baker and Nancy Ida (Reeves) Baker. Dallas is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Margaret (Bright) Baker. He served with the Army National Guard in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Dallas retired from...
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James Short II

December 28, 1949 - February 26, 2018

James Eldon Short II, 68, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Marion County on December 28, 1949, a son of Virginia Kisner Short, of Fairmont, and the late James Eldon Short, Sr. Jim graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and attended Fairmont State University. He proudly served his country in the United States...
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Raymond A. "Bud" Porter

May 3, 1920 - February 23, 2018

Raymond A. "Bud" Porter of Fairmont passed away at Fitzwater's Assisted Living on Friday, February 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 71 years, Bernadine Porter, and their son, Michael Porter. He was born on May 3, 1920 in Carolina the son of the late Frank J. and Charlotte (Porzelt) Porter. He graduated from Farmington High School and the Industrial Training Institute of...
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Carolyn Ann Byrne

November 15, 1952 - February 23, 2018

Carolyn Ann Rudy Byrne, Registered Nurse, 65, of Fairmont, passed away February 23, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born November 15, 1952, in Fairmont, the daughter of the late Cleo "Doc" and Mary Haddix Rudy. Carolyn was a 1970 graduate of East Fairmont High School. She earned her LPN Degree from Manassas Virginia and her RN Degree from Delaware. She retired from United Hospital...
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Jennifer Lynn Clise

January 1, 1963 - February 23, 2018

Jennifer "Jenny" Lynn Clise, 55, of Barrackville passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born in Fairmont on January 1, 1963, a daughter of the late Junior Ware and Barbara JoAnn (Huey) Ware. Jenny was a graduate of North Marion High School. She was a homemaker, a wonderful wife and mother. Her many interests included working in her flower garden, attending...
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John M. Haddix

July 13, 1953 - February 23, 2018

John Michael Haddix, 64, of Fairmont passed away at his home on Friday, February 23, 2018. He was born in Fairmont on July 13, 1953, a son of the late John Oscar Haddix and Pauline Madeline (Conner) Haddix. John worked as a mechanic for 20 years at Larry Myers' and 10 years at Jeff's Auto. He enjoyed his model trains and loved working the family farm. He attended Levels United Methodist Church,...
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Bobbie Jo B.J. Watkins

December 23, 1970 - February 14, 2018

Bobbie Jo "B.J." Watkins, 47, of Fairmont, passed away February 14, 2018, at her home. She was born on December 23, 1970, in Morgantown, the daughter of Patricia Arlene (Guthrie) Mayhew and the late Robert James Sapp. B. J. enjoyed riding motorcycles especially Harley Davidsons. She is survived by her loving husband, Wayne Watkins; by sons Frederick Lee Ross and Hunter Lee Satterfield. Also,...
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Kenneth Ray VanGilder

December 7, 1934 - February 14, 2018

Kenneth VanGilder Kenneth Ray VanGilder, 83, of Morgan Ridge Community passed away February 14, 2018 at his home. He was born on December 7, 1934 in Fairmont the son of the late Jacob "Cub" VanGilder and Reeva Verelene (Brown) VanGilder. He retired from the Carpenter's Local #428 after over 30 years of service. He served as business agent and president of the local. Mr. VanGilder was most...
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Mary Bartrug

February 25, 1928 - February 14, 2018

Mary Bartrug Mary Helen Bartrug, 89, of Fairmont, Winfield Community, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. She was born Feb. 25, 1928 in Fairmont, the daughter of the late Arlus and Blanche Fleming of Hopewell Community. She was a graduate of East Fairmont High School. Early in her career, she was employed as an office clerk for Attorney Clay Amos, became a full time homemaker, and then...
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Nancy J. Greely

August 31, 1935 - February 12, 2018

Nancy J. Greely, 82, of Barrackville passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018 while under the care of Fairmont Health and Rehab in Fairmont. She was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on August 31, 1935, the daughter of the late Joseph Sciascia and Mary (Deantonia) Sciascia. She worked for Westinghouse/North American Philips as a lighting specialist for 29 years. She was a member of...
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Robert Roy Sell

July 23, 1925 - February 10, 2018

Robert Sell Robert R. Sell, 92, of Morgantown formerly of Monongah passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Everettville on July 23, 1925 a son of the late Claude and Mabel Harvey Sell. Robert was veteran of the United States Army. Following his military service, he was self-employed Vending Machine Operator and wholesale distributor. He was a...
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Roberta "Birdie" White

November 3, 1962 - February 8, 2018

Roberta "Birdie" Lee White, 55, of Fairmont went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was born in Fairmont on November 03, 1962, a daughter of Donald and Dorothy (White) Rodetsky. Roberta loved to cook, and she was a gifted gardener with a green thumb. She adored her family and joined them on four wheeling and whitewater rafting trips. She attended Covenant Church. She is...
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Lawrence "Larry" Howard Williams

January 29, 1985 - February 1, 2018

Lawrence Howard Williams, age 33, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Larry was born in Fairmont on January 29, 1985 a son of the late James Douglas Williams and Barbara (Heater) Williams. He had last been employed at Applebee's Restaurant. He previously worked for Swift Transportation and Parkersburg Delivery. Larry was an out going person. He was a devout Christian and...
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Verta Mae Wright

November 22, 1945 - January 26, 2018

Verta Wright Verta Mae Wright, 72, of Fairmont passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on November 22, 1945, a daughter of the late Eb Valentine and Lillian (Bunner) Valentine. Verta was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother. She worked briefly at Owens-Illinois Glass and was last employed at Shoney's Restaurant in...
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Annie Bell Collins

September 21, 1920 - January 26, 2018

Annie Bell Collins, 97, of Farmington, WV, departed this life on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born in Wake Forest, North Carolina on September 21, 1920, a daughter of the late Benjamin Horton and Pearl (Spivey) Horton. Annie was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great...
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Dessie Arnett Pachuta

August 26, 1920 - January 23, 2018

Dessie Arnett Pachuta, 97, of Clarkston, MI, and formerly of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. She was born in Fairmont on August 26,1920, a daughter of the late Dessaix and Nora Arnett. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Joe Pachuta, in September of 2000. Dessie retired from Owens-Illinois after 28 years of service. Following her retirement, Dessie and Joe...
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William "Bill" Clay Wiley

July 21, 1943 - January 21, 2018

William C. "Bill" Wiley, 74, of Fairmont, WV and Palm Harbor, FL, died Sunday evening, January 21, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. William Clay Wiley was born on July 21, 1943 in Fairmont, WV, the oldest child of the late James William Wiley and Juanita Mae Wiley. He went to school at East Fairmont High School and Fairmont State College. In addition to his service to our country in the U...
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Mary Louise Heston

January 22, 1926 - January 20, 2018

Mary Louise Heston, 91 of Bridgeport formerly of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, January 20 2018, following a long illness. She was born in Lumberport a daughter of the late Alston Hobart Campbell and Carmen Faye (Swiger) Campbell. Mrs. Heston was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Heston in 1979. During WWII she worked at the Westinghouse Glass Plant in Fairmont for a short time...
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Trina Gwendolyn Carpenter

October 18, 1970 - January 19, 2018

Trina Gwendolyn Bunner Carpenter, 47, of the Bunner Ridge Community, Fairmont, WV, was taken on January 19, 2018. Trina was born in Fairmont on October 18th, 1970, a daughter of Joseph and Alice (Wilson) Bunner. Mother to son Logan Cory Carpenter, and daughter Jaclyn Rae Carpenter, sister to Kevin Bunner and Karla (Bunner) Carpenter and her brother-in-law Robert Carpenter. Daughter-in-law to...
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Ray Lee Atlizer

October 29, 1959 - January 19, 2018

Ray Lee Altizer, 58, of Barrackville passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. He was born in Radford, Virginia on October 29, 1959, a son of Caroline (White) Altizer and the late Grover Altizer. He worked as a mechanic and maintenance worker at the K&T Truck Stop, and was a Jack-of-All-Trades who "could do just about anything". He enjoyed watching television, especially wrestling, and he loved...
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Bertha Gay Bucklew

July 20, 1935 - January 14, 2018

Bertha Gay Bucklew, 82, of Fairmont, Grassy Run Community, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was born in Marion County on July 20, 1935, the last surviving child of the late Virgil E. Satterfield and Glenna W. Satterfield. Bertha dedicated her life to being a happy homemaker, and loved caring for her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Cecil Bucklew; her son,...
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Hazel Dene Rushton

November 3, 1922 - January 14, 2018

Hazel Rushton, 95, of Fairmont, formerly of the Colfax Community, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Tygart Center at Fairmont following a long illness. She was born in Calhoun County on November 3, 1922, the youngest of nine children born to the late William H. Wilson and Sarah Anna (Boice) Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Albert "Tom" Andrew Rushton, in...
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Richard "Bones" Dannis Kisner

December 12, 1951 - January 13, 2018

Richard Dannis "Bones" Kisner, 66, of Smithtown Community passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018. He was born in Fairmont on December 12, 1951 a son of Bonnie B. (Porter) Kisner of Fairmont and the late Arthur Ray "Hoot" Kisner. Richard graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1969. He served his country in the United States Air Force for four years. He retired from Consolidation Coal...
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Brandy N. Stebbins

June 16, 1982 - January 11, 2018

Brandy Chester Stebbins Brandy Natasha Chester Stebbins passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 35 in Morgantown. She was born on June 16, 1982 to Ruth Chester in Caldwell County, North Carolina. She graduated from Hibriten High School in 2000. After graduation, she began working in the Home Health Care field. Brandy loved horses and dogs, but most of all she loved spending...
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Wilma Lewis

November 29, 1938 - January 10, 2018

Wilma Lewis, 79, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. She was born in Caress in Braxton County on November 29, 1938, a daughter of the late Oscar Dennison and Eva (Sharp) Dennison. Wilma graduated from Fairview High School and was employed by Westinghouse for a time. She enjoyed quilting, and later became the founder and owner of Lewis Curtains and Draperies. She was deeply...
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Sechenna "Cookie" Lambert

February 7, 1991 - January 8, 2018

Sechenna Mae "Cookie" Lambert, 26 of Morgantown and Fairmont, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Morgantown Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Morgantown on February 7, 1991, a daughter of Timothy Lambert of Fairmont and the late Carol Ann (Wadsworth) Freeland. Cookie graduated from High School in North Carolina. She was an active member of ARC in Fairmont. She...
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James "Jim" Evans

August 10, 1943 - January 7, 2018

James "Jim" Eugene Evans, 74 of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh surrounded by his wife and daughters. Jim was born in Martin, West Virginia on August 10, 1943, a son of the late Paul W. Evans and Margarite Dettinburn Evans. Jim retired as the Environmental Resources Program Manager for the West Virginia State Department of Natural...
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Derral Gilbert LeMasters

October 28, 1943 - January 6, 2018

Derral Gilbert LeMasters, 74, of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Fairmont on October 28, 1943 a son of the late Gilbert LeMasters and Luetta (Cain) LeMasters. Derral worked at Sharon Steel in Fairmont until the plant closed. He retired from the Rivesville Power Plant as a Control Room Supervisor. He was a member of Sarrietta...
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Beulah Lake

October 19, 1922 - January 5, 2018

Beulah (Berry) Lake, 95, of Arnettsville, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, at the Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on October 19, 1922 to the late John and Myra (Eddy) Berry in Hagans, West Virginia. She was married to her late husband, Louis Woodrow Lake, Sr. for 75 years prior to his passing in 2014. Beulah was a life-long member of Arnettsville United Methodist...
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Garry Robert Biddle, Sr.

April 13, 1950 - January 3, 2018

Garry Robert Biddle, Sr., 67, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his home. He was born in Fairmont on April 13, 1950, a son of the late John Robert Biddle and Velma Gertrude (Winemiller) Biddle Helms. Garry had 17 years of service with Southern Ohio Coal Company at the Martinka Mine. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and a veteran of the United States...
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Joyce DeWitt Young

January 18, 1938 - January 2, 2018

Anita Joyce DeWitt Young, 79 of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at John Manchin, Sr., Health Care. She was born on January 18, 1938 in Bitner, Pennsylvania a daughter of the late Harry Edward and Mary Josephine "Jo" DeWitt. Joyce graduated from East Fairmont High School and retired from Alling & Cory in Fairmont as an office manager. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother,...
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Laurel M. Springer

October 4, 1938 - December 30, 2017

Laurel Marne Springer, 79, of Fairmont passed on to be with our Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was born in Marion County on October 4, 1938, the daughter of the late Robert E. Springer and Juanita E. (Andrick) Springer. There were no siblings, but she had loving grandparents, Elliot and Gertrude Springer, along with Virgil and Ethel Andrick, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins who...
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Donna F. Paul

February 29, 1936 - December 30, 2017

Donna Fay (Martin) Paul, 81, passed away peacefully in her home on December 30, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Charles Wilson and Ruth Elizabeth (Keirs) Martin. Donna was born on February 29, 1936 in Washington, Pennsylvania and graduated from Washington High School. She was employed by the Hazel Atlas Glass plant in Washington and was married on June 16, 1958 in Winchester, Virginia to...
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Betty Jean Nuzum

December 15, 1929 - December 27, 2017

Betty Jean Nuzum, 88, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was born in Mannington on December 15, 1929, a daughter of the late Ira L. Parks, Sr. and Addie Grace (Wright) Parks. Betty enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She did volunteer work for the Fairmont Senior Center, and was a member of the Oakwood Road Church...
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Isaac A. Daniels

October 17, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Isaac Alexander Daniels, the infant son of Bryant Daniels and Traci (Duffer) Daniels, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Morgantown on October 17, 2017. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his great-grandparents, Verline and Darrell Duplechain; his grandparents, Paige Cooper, of Florida, and James (Jack) Daniels, of...
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Estella "Vernie" Paugh

October 25, 1923 - December 23, 2017

Estella Verniadean Sanford Paugh, 94, of Fairmont went to celebrate Christmas in Heaven with Jesus on December 23, 2017. She was born in Wheeling on October 25, 1923. Vernie, as she preferred to be called, was the daughter of the late Emma Brown and Gail Barb. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Lloyd Sanford and her second husband Willard F. Paugh. Vernie was a faithful...
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Nadine A. Layman

April 8, 1918 - December 22, 2017

Nadine A. Haught Layman, 99, of Fairmont, passed through the magnificent gates of Heaven on December 22, 2017. We are sure she and dad, Robert O. Layman, are celebrating a great reunion! Nadine was born April 8, 1918, in Marion County, the daughter of Arzie F. and Grace Haught of Fairview. She was the second of eight children. Nadine was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years in 2005...
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Elma Yvonne Wright

February 21, 1932 - December 21, 2017

Elma Yvonne Wright, 85, of Fairmont passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Tygart Center of Fairmont surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Marion County on February 21, 1932 the daughter of the late George McDonald and Helen Parks McDonald. Yvonne had worked as a Sales Associate at G. C. Murphy, Murphy Mart, Ames and retired from Walmart. She was a member of Trinity...
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Edith VanHorn

January 6, 1930 - December 19, 2017

Edith Lorene VanHorn, 87, of Fairmont passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. She was born in Nicholas County on January 6, 1930, a daughter of the late Kelly Scott Riddle and Leah (Hinkle) Riddle. She was a member of the East Grafton Lions Club, and enjoyed quilting and gardening, and could out-fish anyone. She loved spending time outdoors at her family cabin on the...
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Ruby G. Grogg

February 21, 1914 - December 15, 2017

Ruby G. Grogg, 103, of Fairmont passed away at St. Barbara's Memorial Nursing Home on Friday, December 15, 2017. She was born in Weston on February 21, 1914, a daughter of the late Ralph and Rose Turner. She was a member of Mt. Harmony Church, enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing, crocheting, and she loved spending time with her family. She was a kind and gentle soul, a beloved mother and...
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Gloria Ann Lockhart

August 19, 1937 - December 14, 2017

Gloria Ann Lockhart, 80, of Fairmont passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on August 19, 1937 a daughter of the late James Henry and Bernice (Miller) Buchanan. Gloria was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. In addition, she retired from the West Virginia State Board of Education where she worked at...
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Ronald R. Rowland

April 19, 1950 - December 10, 2017

Ronald Ralph Rowland, 67, of Fairmont passed away on December 10, 2017. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio on April 19, 1950, a son of Jeanette "Nep" Rowland, of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and the late Eugene "Skip" Rowland. Ronald graduated from Wayne High School and Fairmont State University, and was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity. He ran Wood's Boat House with his partner, Pat Carr, for 37 years,...
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James Edward Lockhart, Jr.,

November 10, 1961 - December 8, 2017

James Edward Lockhart, Jr., 56 of Fairmont passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center following a short illness. He was born in Fairmont on November 10, 1961 a son of the late James Edward Lockhart, Sr. and Betty Lou (Whitecotton) Lockhart. James was currently employed at Swanson Industries. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and vacationing at Myrtle Beach. He had a...
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James Earl Woods

October 13, 1942 - December 7, 2017

James "Jim" Earl Woods, 75 of Fairmont, Monumental Community, met his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at his home. He was born in Mannington on October 13, 1942 a son of the late Joseph Earl Woods and Roberta (Fordyce) Woods. He graduated from East Fairmont High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1964 to November 1966. Jim retired after 42...
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Leroy Reaser

July 17, 1947 - December 6, 2017

Leroy Reaser, 70, of Fairmont passed away in his home on December 6, 2017. He was born in Lorain, Ohio on July 17, 1947, one of 14 children born to the late John and Velma (Beall) Reaser. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Lou (VanGilder) Reaser in October of 2016. The couple were married in 1997. Leroy joined the Army in 1971, and was stationed in Germany. After his honorable...
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Catherine Lucille Brummage

June 23, 1927 - December 2, 2017

Catherine Lucille Brummage, 90, of Fairmont went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Barbara's Memorial Nursing Home. She was born June 23, 1927, in McCurdysville, a daughter of the late Hubert C. Grubb and Estell (Morris) Grubb. Catherine was employed by Westinghouse Corporation in her early working years and in later years by Fairmont State College. She...
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Sarah Elaine VanGilder

January 17, 1928 - December 2, 2017

Sarah Elaine (Merrill) VanGilder, 89, of Fairmont, passed away on Saturday (Dec. 2, 2017) at Pleasant Acres Christian Haven. She was born in Fairmont on January 17, 1928, a daughter of the late Okey and Frances Carol (Friend) Merrill. Sarah was a homemaker, wife, loving mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great-Great Grandmother. She enjoyed her family, loved to read, and took pleasure...
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Robert Alan Hayhurst

September 15, 1952 - November 30, 2017

Robert Alan Hayhurst, 65, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Buckhannon, West Virginia and more recently Fairmont, WV, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. He was born at Camp Cooke in California on September 15, 1952; the middle son of Beulah (Noland) Hayhurst of Florida and the late Morris Lee Hayhurst. Rob graduated from Buckhannon Upshur High School in 1970 and West Virginia...
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Loretta Boyce

March 6, 1920 - November 29, 2017

Alice Loretta Boyce, 97, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Loretta was born in Masontown, West Virginia on March 6, 1920, the daughter of the late Calvin and Virginia (Smith) Rohr. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 33 years, Don Boyce. Loretta retired from Westinghouse Lamp Plant in Fairmont, with more than 35 years of service. She enjoyed fishing in her...
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Raymond Carl Boyce, Sr.

July 31, 1931 - November 21, 2017

Raymond Carl Boyce, Sr., 86, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Fairmont on July 31, 1931, a son of the late Harry Boyce and Irene (Lucas) Boyce. He loved and enjoyed life to the fullest, and enjoyed driving for the Marion County Senior Citizens Center. His hobby was his family, and he loved spending time with them;...
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Claudette Ann Price

June 15, 1932 - November 20, 2017

Claudette Ann Price, 85, of Fairmont, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Fairmont Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on June 15, 1932, at Smithfield in Wetzel County, the daughter of the late Claude M. and Thelma L. (Crawford) Price. Miss Price was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and West Virginia University. She worked at Higbees Company Department Store in...
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Lawrence "Larry" Stickles

September 1, 1931 - November 18, 2017

Lawrence "Larry" Ronald Stickles, 86, of Fairmont, passed away on November 18, 2018. Lawrence was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania on September 1, 1931, a son of Lawrence William Stickles and Monica Minerva (Liston) Stickles. He was one of five children. Following Catholic High School graduation, Lawrence enlisted in the Air Force, where he served as a Corporal in Bermuda from 1948 to 1952...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Pyle

March 3, 1957 - November 16, 2017

Dorothy "Dottie" Pyle Dorothy "Dottie" Marie (Holepit) Pyle, 60, of Fairmont, fell asleep peacefully and woke up in her eternal home with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 16, 2017. She was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on March 3, 1957 to the late Edward and Dorothy (Gmitter) Holepit. Dottie was a devoted and loving grandmother to her four beautiful granddaughters who most...
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Richard "Reggie" Watkins

May 19, 1998 - November 14, 2017

Richard "Reggie" Eugene Watkins, 19, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born in Fairmont on May 19, 1998, and attended East Fairmont High School. Reggie was happy and fun-loving, and he enjoyed listening to music, riding four wheelers and motorcycles, and he loved spending time with his family and friends. Reggie is survived by...
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Robert "Bob" Lee Prince

May 22, 1935 - November 8, 2017

Robert Lee Prince, 82, of Grafton passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Grafton City Hospital. He was born at Falls Mill in Braxton County on May 22, 1935 a son of the late Arthur Prince and Nellie C. Heck Prince. He served his country in the United States Air Force for 26 years, retiring as a Jet Engine Mechanic. He retired as a Security Guard at Fairmont General Hospital. He was a...
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