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“Penny, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. GOD will get you through this. I have been praying to give you the strength. I do...Read More »
1 of 48 | Posted by: Debbie Sigley - Grafton, WV

“Losing a child is hard. I know. Losing two is impossible for me to fathom. Prayers are all I have to offer to the family. ”
2 of 48 | Posted by: Marcy Bissell - Rio Rancho, NM

“I'll always remember when we first met Cody. He was quiet and so sweet. He came to one of our summer camps here at Mission Farms and he did really...Read More »
3 of 48 | Posted by: Joe & Nan Raddish - Fairmont, WV

“Penny, I was so shocked and sorry to find out that it was your son in the accident. You and yours will be in my prayers. ”
4 of 48 | Posted by: Angela D. Cox - Fairmont, WV

“We are saddened to hear about Cody. You are in our deepest thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 48 | Posted by: Tom & Kristin Johnston & Family - PA

“So deeply sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! ”
6 of 48 | Posted by: Crystal Runyan - Clarksburg

“my prayers are with you ”
7 of 48 | Posted by: Terry Vandergrift - Myrtle Beach, SC

“My condolences on your loss. ”
8 of 48 | Posted by: Karen M Anderson - Winston-Salem, NC

“Penny and Family, Words cannot sufficiently express my deepest sympathy. My prayers are that God will give you the strength to get through this...Read More »
9 of 48 | Posted by: Debby King

“Penny, Alyssa, Randy and the whole family: I have no words to express my sorrow and you know how rare it is for me to be speechless. Know we're all...Read More »
10 of 48 | Posted by: Jim Henderson - Fairmont, WV

“Prayers are with you ”
11 of 48 | Posted by: larry & Barb Coppock - milroy, PA

“Dear Penny--- There are not enough words to express my deepest sympathy. My Grandfather lived to be 102 yet watched 3 of his children pass before...Read More »
12 of 48 | Posted by: Veronica Shul;tz - Fairmont, WV

“Sorry for your loss of your brother!!! Thoughts and prayers to all ”
13 of 48 | Posted by: Ann Coleman - Morgantown, WV

“We can not begin to imagine the pain you as parents are feeling.May your memories bring you a smile,and may God bring peace to your hearts. ”
14 of 48 | Posted by: Janet McMillan - Fairmont, WV

“Penny, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 48 | Posted by: Debbie Catlin - Buckhannon, WV

“Penny I am so very sorry to hear about your son. My heart breaks for you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this most...Read More »
16 of 48 | Posted by: Darlene and Bob Gongloff

“Randy.. lost for words but here if u need me buddy! ”
17 of 48 | Posted by: frank heldreth - good friend

“I am so sorry Randy. I can't imagine the loss you are feeling. God Bless you and the family. ”
18 of 48 | Posted by: Marlene Rush - Fairmont, WV

“Penny I am praying for you. I am still in shock. He was such a sweet kid. I knew him where I used to work & he was one of my favorites that came in...Read More »
19 of 48 | Posted by: Janet Bailey - Fairmont, WV

“Penny, Randy and family so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time . Cody was and will always be a...Read More »
20 of 48 | Posted by: Mark Myers - Fairmont, WV

“Penny So very sorry of the loss of your son, praying for you since the moment I heard and one thing I do know is God is able to hold you in His...Read More »
21 of 48 | Posted by: Rocky and Kathy Dodd - Clarksburg, WV

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Vandergrift family. Our son Warren, loved riding with Cody. And often spoke of how AWESOME he was on the race...Read More »
22 of 48 | Posted by: Scott Six

“Randy, we want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. ”
23 of 48 | Posted by: Adrian & Sandi Ashworth

“Penny I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Cody. However, I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. God bless you and the...Read More »
24 of 48 | Posted by: Cristy Musgrove - Barrackville, WV

“Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. May the Lord carry you through these times of trial and sadness. ”
25 of 48 | Posted by: Mark Benkiel - macon, GA - family

“Cody was a great friend I've never meet anyone like him he was his own special soul I loved him like a brother that's just how I am with friends I...Read More »
26 of 48 | Posted by: Andrew vangilder - fairmont, WV

“So sorry this happened. May God be with the family through these tough times. Rip Cody ”
27 of 48 | Posted by: Matt Galanti

“I had a special place in my heart for Cody. My condolences to his family. ”
28 of 48 | Posted by: Mrs. Mary Beth Atwell - Fairmont, WV

“Randy and family Just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss. May God help you find comfort. Sharon Linn ”
29 of 48 | Posted by: Sharon Linn - Fairmont, WV

“Penny - Our thoughts and prayers have been, and will continue to be, with you and your family during this time of such great loss. May God wrap his...Read More »
30 of 48 | Posted by: Stan and Michele Leach - WV

“God bless this innocent young man and his family. I came upon this accident nearly seconds after it occurred on I79. I along with many others...Read More »
31 of 48 | Posted by: C.Dean - Morgantown, WV - other

“We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you strength. ”
32 of 48 | Posted by: Dave and Heather Hough - WV

“Penny,I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I know there are no words of comfort that I can say to you right now, but know you are in my thoughts and...Read More »
33 of 48 | Posted by: Edna Hursey - Lumberport, WV

“Penny and family - so sorry to hear about Cody! I am praying that you and the family find comfort during this time! ”
34 of 48 | Posted by: Lillian Roberts - Fairmont, WV

“Penny and Family So saddened to hear of the loss of your son, Cody. My heart aches for you all during this time. May your faith help you grieve...Read More »
35 of 48 | Posted by: Pam Miller - Grafton, WV

“Penny, We are so, so sorry to hear about your son's accident. We hope the kind words of friends and family will bring you comfort during this most...Read More »
36 of 48 | Posted by: Lisa and Chuck Hornberger

“Penny, I as so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My heart aches for you, know that I am and will be thinking of you as well as your family...Read More »
37 of 48 | Posted by: Jody Stevens - Grafton, WV

“Penny, We are so, so sorry to hear about your son's accident. We hope the kind words of friends and damily will bring you comfort during this most...Read More »
38 of 48 | Posted by: Lisa and Chuck Hornberger - WV

“So sorry for your loss of this young man just starting his life May you have the faith to get through his loss and stay strong God does everthing...Read More »
39 of 48 | Posted by: Sharon king - Nephew

“My husband, teenage daughter and I were in the traffic jam right behind the awful accident. The news of what had happened reached us fairly soon. ...Read More »
40 of 48 | Posted by: Maria Thompson - Chester, NJ

“Penny, words can't express how deeply sorry we are for the tragic loss of your son. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks...Read More »
41 of 48 | Posted by: Susie & Paul Orth - Coworker

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and Paris ”
42 of 48 | Posted by: Madison shuman - Fairmont, WV

“We are deeply saddeded by your lose. Whatever you may need, be it now or sometime in the future, please know that we are here. With sympathy and...Read More »
43 of 48 | Posted by: Kim and Doug Grant - Bridgeport, WV

“I was unfortunately the one that saw your sons accident and called it in. I do not know you or your son but you will always be in my heart. I am so...Read More »
44 of 48 | Posted by: Deanna mason - Bridgeport, WV

“Penny, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. ”
45 of 48 | Posted by: Ann Reel - Buckhannon, WV

“Penny and Paris, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
46 of 48 | Posted by: Jennifer Polen - Fairmont, WV

“Penny, I am so very sorry. I have no other words; just know that I am praying for you and your family for strength and comfort. ”
47 of 48 | Posted by: Traci DeFazio - Monongah, WV

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens. ”
48 of 48 | Posted by: Vicki Nichols - Fairmon;t, WV


Cody Vandergrift

William Cody Vandergrift, 19, of Fairmont passed away as a result of a motorcycle accident on I-79 in Marion County on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
Cody was born in Monongalia County on November 6, 1995 a son of Randy Vandergrift and Penny Harker of Fairmont.
He graduated from East Fairmont High School. He was currently employed as a coal miner with C.S.A. compliance Staffing Agency. Cody enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting. He participated in GNCC Cross Country Racing, placing third nationally in his Class in 2014. Cody is survived by several close friends who he loved riding with.
In addition to his parents, Cody was survived by his girlfriend Paris Kuroski of Fairmont; two sisters, Alyssa Vandergrift of Fairmont and Nina Cowger and her husband Scott of Fairmont ; his nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Heldreth, Jacob Heldreth, Sadie Cowger, Austin Cowger and Brayden Cowger; grandparents, Ron and Charlotte Vincent of Fairmont.
Cody was preceded in death by his brother, Sonny Lee Vandergrift and his grandparents, Denzil and Wannalee Vandergrift.
All services will be private. Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences: www.carpenterandford.com

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