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Christina Nicole Fulk Terry, 33, of Fairmont, died unexpectedly, thursday, October 6, 2011.
 
Christina was born January 7, 1978 in Morgantown, a daughter of Debbie Ridenour of Arthurdale and Jeff Fulk of Clevland, OH.
 
She was a graduate from Preston High and was employed by Omni-Care in Morgantown.
 
In addition to her parents she is survived by one daughter, Payton Nicole Dawson; one son, Corey Christopher Dawson; two sisters, MaLissa Brant of Morgantown, and Becky McBee of Reedsville, one brother, Jeff Fulk II of Arthurdale; maternal grandparents, Fred and Lillian Jenkins of Independence; and nieces and nephews, Sabrina Cartwright, Alec Cress, Deidre Cress, and Skyler McBee.
 
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Willard and Laura Fulk.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Sunday October 9, 2011 from 2 to 8 p.m. Services will be held 12 noon Monday October 10, 2011 at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Neil Parson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Masontown.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made be sent to the family at 80 Donaldson Court, Morgantown



Dorothy Catherine Born, 85, of Reedsville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
 
She was born on January 27, 1926, in Carmichaels, PA, the daughter of the late Thomas Kenneth and Ruth Gene (McMinn) Sloneker.
 
She was a graduate of Cumberland Township High School and Morgantown Business College. She worked as a secretary for the WVU Extension Service in Kingwood for 17 years and retired in 1988. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and the Preston County Senior Citizens of Valley District.
 
She is survived by one daughter in law, Helen Born of Reedsville; two granddaughters, Jennifer Born and Denise Howdershelt and husband Justin; one great grandson, Brody Born; and one great granddaughter, Kirsten Born.
 
She was preceded in death by her son, Jacob Cay Born and her daughter, Judy Suzanne Born. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Friends may call at Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 2 - 4 pm & 6 - 8 pm. Services will be held 10 a.m., Monday, September 12, 2011 at Field Funeral Home with Rev. John Brosky officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens, Kingwood.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Jacob C. Born, 63, of Reedsville, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born on June 23, 1947 in Morgantown, the son of Dorothy C. Sloneker Born of Reedsville and the late Jacob Born.
He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. He was a coal miner at Double H Mining and previously worked at Born’s Exxon Station in Reedsville. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He loved his Chevy vehicles, but most of all, he loved and adored his kids and grandkids.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Helen Born; two daughters Jennifer Born, and Denise Howdershelt and husband Justin; a grandson, Brody Born and a granddaughter, Kirsten Born.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Born, and several aunts and uncles.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home, Masontown, WV on Thursday, May 19 from 2 - 4 pm & 6 - 8 pm and on Friday, May 20 from 2 - 4 pm & 6 - 8 pm. Services will be at the funeral home at 11 am on Saturday, May 21. Interment will follow at the Masontown Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, WVANG Honor Guard, and the Preston County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 977.
 
Condolences to the family may be extended online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com


Nellie Pearl “Bell” Clayton, 98, formerly of Masontown, went to be with her Lord & Savior on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Heartland of Preston County in Kingwood.
 
She was born April 2, 1913 in Elizabeth, WV, the daughter of the late Albert and Myrtle Owens Bell.
 
She married Raymond Clayton on March 21, 1931. He passed away on March 31, 1969.
 
She was a stay at home mom prior to working at WVU in the food department and Rockwell. She was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Reedsville.
 
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Jo Tenney and husband Frank, Doris June Stalnaker, and Diana Carol Gibson and husband Harold; one son Michael Clayton and wife Diana; eight grandchildren, Bradley Brode, Lori Jo McDilda and husband David, Vicki Stalnaker, Terri Onorato and husband Fred, Melissa Williams and husband Dee, Amy Gibson, Scott Gibson and wife Brandi, Joshua Clayton and wife Jen; two step-grandsons Gregg Tenney and wife Becky and Brad Tenney and wife Cissy; nine great grandchildren, Matt, Amanda, Melissa Jo, Davey, Alex, Sammi, Kemper, Jennifer and Shaylie; nine step-great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; three sister in laws, Josephine Clayton, Freda Clayton Tatterson and Mary Clayton; and a nephew Robert Bell.
 
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons in law, George R. Brode and Frank Stalnaker; a grandson Richard R. Brode; and one son Richard Clayton, who died in infancy.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home, Masontown, WV on Tuesday, May 17 from 5 - 8 pm, and on Wednesday, May 18 from 10 - 11 am at the Calvary Baptist Church in Reedsville, where services will be held at 11 am with the Pastor Terry Hagedorn officiating. Interment will follow at the Montana Mines Cemetery.
 
Condolences to the family may be extended online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Ada Virginia Stuchell, 87, of Reedsville, passed away on Monday May 16, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
 
She was born on September 15, 1923 in Keyser, WV, the daughter of the late Oliver and Pearl Victoria Warnick.
 
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker and a member of the Kanes Creek United Methodist Church for 50+ years. She was the treasurer for the Kanes Creek Womens Society for 24 years.
 
She is survived by two daughters, Grace L. Booker and husband Walter of Kingwood, and Patricia Martin of Reedsville; four sons, Roger Stuchell and wife Eleanor (Sue) of Arthurdale, Joe Stuchell and wife Donna of Reedsville, Delbert Stuchell and wife Helen of Reedsville, and Michael Stuchell and wife Linda Stuchell of Reedsville; a daughter in law Betty J Stuchell of Morgantown ;one sister Carmelita Moran and husband Lawrence of Arthurdale; 18 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren, and 10 great great grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carney Melvin Stuchell in 1981; and two sons, Charlie Stuchell (infant) and Thomas D Stuchell in 2005; and a son in law Roy Martin.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home, Masontown, WV on Wednesday May 18 from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm and on Thursday May 19 from Noon - 1 pm at the Kanes Creek United Methodist Church, where services will be held at 1 pm with the Pastor John Broksy officiating. Interment will follow at the Reedsville Cemetery.
 
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Hospice Care Corporation, PO Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.
 
Condolences to the family may be extended online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Lila Ora Kerns, 90, of Arthurdale, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Windy Hill Manor in Kingwood.
 
She was born on August 15, 1920, in Independence, the daughter of the late Dayton and Mildred Murphy Turner.
 
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Williams and husband James of Deland, FL and Nina M. Stevens, of Arthurdale; one son, R. Gene Matthew and wife Sue of Belington, WV; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and two ex-daughters in law, Carolyn Matthew and Janet Matthew Belt.
 
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by her husband Ruben Kerns, a son Marvin L. Matthew, a son in law LeRoy Stevens, a grandson Glendon Williams; three brothers George Turner, Denzil Turner, John Turner, and John C. Turner, whom her parents raised.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home, Masontown, WV on Saturday, May 7 from 11 am - 1 pm. Services will be held at 1 pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Gary Helms officiating. Cremation will follow. Inurnment will be at the Matthew Cemetery at a future date.
 
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Dr, Landmarks Building, 1st Floor, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
 
Condolences to the family may be extended online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com


Betty Lula Shaffer, 77, of Masontown, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.
 
She was born on September 24, 1933 in Kingwood, the daughter of the late Walter B. and Lula E. Jackson May.
 
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Sturgiss United Methodist in Masontown. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, and attending church sings. She had worked at Sterling Faucet, Morgan Shirt and most recently WVU Hospitals. She was a lifetime member of the Masontown VFW Post #1589 Ladies Auxiliary.
 
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Leon Shaffer; one daughter, Margie Cale and spouse Gary of Masontown; three sons, Darrell Shaffer and spouse Karen, Dennis Shaffer and spouse Sandra, Timothy Shaffer and spouse Mary all of Masontown; six sisters, Fanny Cleps of Genova, OH, Phyllis Shaffer and spouse Burton of Masontown, Janet Shaffer and spouse Wayne of Masontown, Judy Johnson of Masontown, Susan Greaser and spouse Greg of Kingwood, Joyce Cottrell and spouse Marvin of Masontown; three brothers Clifford May and spouse Edna of Morgantown, Walter May and spouse Mary of Arthurdale, and Roger May of Masontown; two sisters in law Carolyn May and Anna May; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers David May and Robert May, a brother in law William Cleps, and two grandsons Eric Leon Shaffer and Nathan Gene Shaffer.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home, Masontown, WV on Friday, April 29 from 10 am - 2 pm. Services will be held at 2pm at the funeral home with the Rev. James Weber and Rev. William Winston officiating. Interment will be at the Mayfield Cemetery in Masontown. The Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 2pm.
 
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Hospice Care, PO Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.
 
Condolences may be made online to the family at wwwfieldfuneralhome.com

Debra Lynn “Do Do” Hartman, 51, of Dellslow, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 22, 2011 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
 
She was born on September 28, 1959 in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of the late Jason R. and Mary Kathleen Fields Cress.
 
She was a loving mother and sister who was there for her friends and family.
 
She is survived by her son, John Hartman of Masontown; former husband, John Hartman; two sisters, Barbara Ann Hines of Summerfield, OH, and Linda Kay White and spouse Jeffrey of Morgantown, WV; one brother, Jason Ray Cress Jr. and spouse Sharon of Masontown, WV; two nieces, Mechelle Yost and April Cress; three nephews, Bruce Hines, Billy Hines, and Jason Cress; several great nieces and nephews; and companion of 7 years, John Znoy.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Bobby Hines; and a brother in law Benjamin Hines.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home, Masontown, WV on Monday, April 25 from 6 - 8 pm, Tuesday, April 26 from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm, and 10 am until the 11 a.m. service at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 27 with the Rev. Marshall Woods officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Masontown.
 
Condolences may be made online to the family at wwwfieldfuneralhome.com

Robert “Bob” Eugene Scott, 74, of Reedsville passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Preston Memorial Hospital.
 
He was born on April 17, 1936, the son of the late Calvin and Nellie Greaser Scott.
 
He is survived by his wife, Jean Scott; one son and one daughter, Kim Scott and Robin Scott of Preston County; two sisters, Bonnie Hagedorn of Ohio and Thelma Landman of Ohio; three brothers, Roger Scott of Kingwood, Chuck Scott and Mike Scott, both of Reedsville.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Scott.
 
The family has entrusted Field Funeral Home to handle cremation services.
 
Per his request, there will be no services.
 
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Virginia Lee Everly, 78, of Morgantown and formerly of Maidsville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011 at Golden Living Center in Morgantown.
 
She was born in Maidsville, WV, on May 12, 1932, a daughter of the late Robert C. and Anna Gay Robinson Adams.
 
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was well known for her fresh baked bread. She enjoyed volunteering her time with many organizations and watching birds. She attended University High School.
She is survived by three daughters and spouses; Debbi and Michael Myers of Arthurdale, Billie Diane and Jack Pack of Jacksonville, FL., and Alexandra Adams of Newton, NJ.; one son and spouse, William and Debra Everly of Carmichaels, PA.; two sisters, Anna Mae Boggs of Morgantown, and Carolyn S. Burton of Evington, VA.; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband William Everly; two sisters, Margaret Carrico and Katheryn Bier and a brother, Robert C. Adams.
 
Friends may call at the Mt. Morris Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God in Mt. Morris, PA from 9 - 11 am on Thursday, March 17, where services will be held 11 am with the Pastor Milford Watters and Pastor Fred Tomlinson officiating. Interment will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, WV
Linda L. Willis, 63, of Masontown, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.
 
She was born in Kingwood on April 3, 1947, the daughter of the late John Willis and Gladys Rogers Willis, of Gladesville.
 
She had attended the Cornerstone Church in Kingwood and the Kingwood Apostolic Church. Despite her courageous battle with Huntington’s Chorea, Linda never turned her back on God. She has finally gone to heaven to be with her beloved Savior, Jesus Christ.
 
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, David Eagle and spouse Heather of Morgantown; three daughters, Amanda Eagle and companion Craig Goldstrum of Reedsville, Diane Eagle and companion Glenn Terry of Masontown, and Shonna Eagle of Morgantown; five brothers, John Willis and spouse Louella, Alan Willis and spouse Dorothy, Tim Willis, Terry Willis and spouse Rita, Tom Willis and spouse Pam; three sisters, Susan Pratt, Cathy Savage and spouse Jeff, and Libby Durst; eleven grandchildren, Dominique, Tessa, Alexia, Cody, Azyln, Lakin, Peyton, Chloe, Sarah, Michael, and Emily.
 
In additions to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant brother.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Thursday, February 17, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 and on Friday, February 18 from 10 am until the time of the 11 am service.
 
Cremation services will follow.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Billy Harold Kisner, Sr., age 79, of Arthurdale passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born in Terra Alta, WV on September 20, 1931, a son of the late Walter and Myrtle Kisner.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He owned and operated Kisner Trucking for many years as well as driving for several area trucking companies. In later years he was employed by Ampco Parking from which he retired. He enjoyed camping at Big Bear Lake with his family. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Edith Shaw Kisner; five sons and spouses; Bill and Brenda Kisner of Arthurdale, Rodney "Gig" and Sandy Kisner of Reedsville; Tim "Slimey" and Debbie Kisner of Reedsville, Scott Kisner of Masontown, and Marty and Tammy Kisner of Arthurdale; one daughter, Denise Kisner and companion Tapha Liston of Morgantown; five brothers and spouses, Richard and Pauline Kisner of Morgantown, Larry and Renee Kisner of Morgantown, John and Betty Kisner of Morgantown, Bobby Kisner of NJ, and Jimmy Kisner of FL; two sisters, Amy Wright of Morgantown and Patty Poling of Morgantown; 13 Grandchildren;16 Great grandchildren; and his two dogs Molly and Max.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Prentiss Kisner and Donald Kisner; and four sisters Wilma, Maxine, Mary, and Dorothy.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Tuesday January 11, 2011 from 4 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday January 12, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, WVANG Honor Guard, and the Preston County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 977.
Cremation services will follow.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
  
Robert “Bob” Ross Lyons, 86, of Masontown, WV, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at his home.
 
He was born in Gladesville, WV, on December 5, 1924, the son of the late Ross and Mildred Sinclair Lyons, who were Arthurdale homesteaders.
 
He was a loving father, grandfather and brother. He graduated from Arthurdale High School. He enlisted in the Army on July 24, 1943 and served until March 8, 1946. He drove trucks while serving during WWII. He loved to read books and ride horses. His love of farming was supported with various truck driving jobs in his lifetime including Lonestar Cement Company where he retired from in 1980. He was a lifetime member of Masontown VFW Post 1589.
 
He is survived by two sons, Kevin Lyons and companion, Connie of Masontown and Lyndon “Yarddog” Lyons and companion Wanda of Masontown; one sister, Wilma McKinney and spouse Glenn of Baltimore, MD; six brothers, Ralph Lyons of Franklin, PA, Donald Lyons, Darrell Lyons and spouse Violet, Otis Lyons and spouse Judy, George Lyons and spouse Ann, and Raymond Lyons and wife Evelyn, all of Ohio; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mauceline Bucklew Lyons.
 
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Sunday, January 9 from 3 - 5 and 7 - 9. Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, January 10 at 1pm with Rev. Sonny McNair officiating. Interment will follow in the Gladesville Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, WVANG Honor Guard, and the Preston County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 977. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Amedisys Hospice, 246 Cheat Road, Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26508.
 
A special thanks to Amedisys Hospice and Liza Mannell.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Arlene Turner Thrasher, 75, of Masontown, WV passed away on Sunday December 5, 2010 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
 
She was born on June 23, 1935 in Masontown, WV, the daughter of the late Fred and Pluma White Turner.
 
She was a loving wife and mother. She was a member of the Masontown Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, and visiting with friends.
 
She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years Mick Thrasher; her only child, a daughter Doris McKinney Wilson and spouse Earl Jr of Newburg; step-children Brenda Hess of Masontown, Mickey Thrasher of Masontown, Rick Thrasher of Arthurdale and Dennis Thrasher of Melbourne, FL; a twin sister Doris of Warren, OH; two brothers, Fred Turner and spouse Grace of Burbank, CA and Alex “Buck” Turner and spouse Shirley of Masontown; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends including her special friends Buck and Libbey Lowdermilk and Bessie Haney, all of whom she was thankful for.
 
She was preceded in death by her first husband Keith McKinney; four sisters Rosalie Turner, Rilla Rehe, Shirley Dunn, Pluma Boyles; six brothers Kramer, Herbert, Roy, Raymond, John and Robert Turner.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Wednesday December 8 from 3 - 5 & 7 - 9 pm. Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday December 9 at 1 pm with Rev. Bill Winston officiating. Interment will follow in the Masontown Cemetery.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.


Joyce Ann Tasker Greaser, 61, of Kingwood went to join her Savior on December 3, 2010.
She was born November 25, 1949 in Morgantown the oldest daughter of the late Doralee “Duke” Marjorie Livengood Tasker and Richard Ray “Pete” Tasker of Reedsville.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church. She worked for the Insurance Centers in Kingwood and Bruceton Mills, in private housekeeping for many people and she was the manager for the Rocky Meadow apartments.
In addition to her father she is survived by her loving husband of 44 years Roger Lee Greaser Sr.; a daughter, Jodi Lee Greaser Wotring and fiance’ Brian Davis of Kingwood; a son Roger Lee Greaser Jr. and spouse Jessica Bishop Greaser of Fairmont; two very special grandsons who were her pride and joy, Leeland Scott and Aaden James Greaser; five brothers and spouses, Richard and Rita Tasker, Roger and Judy Tasker, Robert and Wilma Tasker, Ronald and Beth Tasker, and Randy and Tammy Tasker; one sister and husband, Sandra and Grover Fitchett: nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and many friends, all who loved her dearly.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Sunday December 5 from 2 - 4 & 6 - 9 pm. Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday December 6 at 1pm with Pastor Eddie Martin and Rev. Sam Starling officiating. Cremation will follow.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 109 Sharon Lane, Box D18, Kingwood, WV 26537.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com
 
Lloyd Benjamin Nicholson, 66, of Morgantown, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2010 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown.
 
He was born in Morgantown, WV on May 11, 1944, a son of the late Timothy M. and Anna C. McDonald Nicholson.
 
He was employed by the West Virginia Universities in Morgantown for several years.
 
He is survived by a son Timothy E. Nicholson and wife Kimberly of Clover, SC; five sisters Lillie Jenkins of Morgantown, Anna McMillen of Morgantown, Melvina Cutlip of Morgantown, Glenda Corob and husband William of Morgantown, and his twin sister Winnie Ruble and husband Charles of Aleppo, PA; one brother Eldon Nicholson and wife Louise of Manchester, TN; and one granddaughter Alexis Dawn Nicholson.
 
He was preceded in death by one brother James Nicholson; one sister Etta Nicholson Shears; one granddaughter Taylor Ray Nicholson; and two brothers and one sister who died in infancy.
 
A memorial service will be held at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 3pm with the Rev. Francis Nicholson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Nicholson Chapel Cemetery, Summer School Road, Morgantown, WV.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Robert Plum, 77, of Masontown, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2010.
 
He was born in Masontown on March 1, 1933, the son of the late James and Mary B. Brown Plum.
 
He enjoyed working in his garden, traveling and spending time with his friends and family. He served in the United States Air Force and was employed by Preston Electric and WVU Physical Plant when he retired.
 
He is survived by his wife Teresa Plum; his son Michael Plum and wife Connie of Richmond, VA; his brother Kenneth Plum and wife Diane of Monroe, LA; his sister Iretta Richardson of Dallas, TX; 3 step-children Christine Ice, Col. Arthur Price, and Joe Price; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Plum and Harry Plum.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Monday December 6 from 3 - 5 & 7 - 9 pm. Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday December 7 at 11 am with James Ice officiating. Interment will follow in the Masontown Cemetery.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com
Lucille May Dalton, 81, of Masontown, WV, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Wytheville Community Hospital in Wytheville, VA.
 
She was born in Morgantown, WV on July 27, 1929, the daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Shaffer Savage.
 
She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She was a homemaker and a member of the Masontown United Methodist Church.
 
She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Jauergui and Wendy Piper and spouse Jerry; two sisters, Iretta Luzier and spouse James and Bernice Gibson and spouse Delmar; a brother Clifford Savage Jr.; three grandchildren, Jeremy Georgi, Stacy Stuwe, and Nathan Jauregui; and two great grandchildren, Wayde Stuwe and Emma Stuwe.
 
She was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Wanda & Richard Ackerman; a sister in law, Carolyn Polce Savage.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Services will be held 11am on Saturday December 4, 2010 at the funeral home with the Rev. Sam Starling officiating. Interment will follow at the Masontown Cemetery.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Willard Fortney, 68, of Kingwood, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2010 at his residence.
 
He was born in Kingwood, WV on February 27, 1942, the son of the late Gay & Kathline Downs Fortney.
 
He worked as a Truck Driver, a miner at Borgman Coal Co, and Allied Wood Products.
 
He is survived by his wife, Mary Collingwood Fortney; four daughters, Lisa Fortney of Reedsville, Esther Cole of Kingwood, Marsha Gribble of Tunnelton, Donna Johnson of Tunnelton; ten sons, Terry Fortney of Baird, TX, David Fortney of Baird, TX, Charles Fortney of Masontown, WV, Bryant Fortney of Masontown, WV, Jason Fortney of Terra Alta, WV, George Collingwood of Morgantown, WV, David Collingwood of Abilene, TX, Mark McGinnis of MI, Danny McGinnis of Tunnelton, and Everett McGinnis of Tunnelton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by a daughter Karen Fortney, a son John Collingwood, a brother Ralph Fortney, three sisters, Ellen Strahin, Mary Fortney, and Janet Fortney.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Tuesday November 16th  from 6 - 9 pm.. A memorial  service will be held at a later date.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com




Mildred “ Midge” Louise Anderson Shaffer, 53, of Arthurdale, passed away Friday October 15, 2010 at her home.
 
She was born February 21, 1957 in Morgantown, a daughter of the late Jacob and Nellie Canter Anderson.
 
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Masontown.
 
She is survived by a daughter, Tracy Shaffer of Morgantown; a son Jason Shaffer of Reedsville; four sisters, Patty Phillips of Fairmont, Nancy Poole of Morgantown, Barbara Campbell of Morgantown, and Rosie Anderson of Granville; a brother, Edward Eddy Anderson of Stoystown, PA, one grandson, Logan Rosenberger, and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband Roger Allen Shaffer in 2007 and one brother Robert Anderson.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Monday October 18th from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm. Services will be held 11 am Tuesday October 19, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Masontown with Bishop Robert Bolyard officiating.
Interrment will follow in the Arthurdale Cemetery.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com


 
Donna Diane Westbrook Akers, 51, of Tunnelton, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010 at her residence.
 
She was born in Morgantown, WV on January 27, 1959, a daughter of the late  James  S. and Mildred M. Fletcher Westbrook of Tunnelton.
 
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Brenda L. Westbrook and fiance' Robbie Riley, and Lola M. Westbrook and companion Tommy Moats all of Tunnelton; three sisters, Bonnie A. Haenftling of Accident, MD., Betty J. Mayne of Tunnelton, and Carolyn S. Sparenberg of Rowlesburg; one brother, Danny L. Westbrook of Masontown; seven grandchildren, Charles Collins Jr., Ryan Collins, David Waybright, Natasha Collins, Alan Westbrook, James Westbrook, Danielle Knotts; her companion, Leonard Bolyard of Tunnelton; and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Westbrook.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home on Monday October 11, 2010 from 1 pm until the  3 pm. service time with Donna Duley officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Reedsville.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Field Funeral Home, 10537 Veterans Memorial Highway, Masontown, WV 26542.
 

Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Carol Anne Wilkins, 61, of Bretz, passed away Monday, October 4, 2010 at Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood.
 
She was born in Kentucky on February 10, 1949, a daughter of the late Warden B. and Margaret Hurt Heady.
 
She attended the He's Alive Tabernacle in Masontown.
 
She is survived by two sons; Michael Guthrie of Bretz and Andrew Guthrie of Bruceton Mills; two sisters, Deborah Musgrove of Bretz and Mary Frazier of Baltimore, MD; four brothers, Warden B. Heady, George Heady, Michael Heady and Danny Heady all of Baltimore, MD; stepson, William Harlow Jr., 6 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.
 
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth Ann Purtee; one sister, Betty Jean Breland, two grandsons, Justin Grant Guthrie and Michael Allen Cook.
 
 Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Thursday October 7, 2010 from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service time with Pastor John Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in the Parnell Cemetery in Cuzzart. Memorial donations may be made to the Field Funeral Home, 10537 Veterans Memorial Highway, Masontown, WV 26542 to help the family with expenses.
 
Condolenses may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

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Virginia Maxine Summers, 95, of Gladesville, passed away Thursday September 30, 2010 at her home.
She was born in Fairmont on June 3, 1915 a daughter of the late Obe and Lula Kisner Stone.
She was employed by the Preston County Board of Education as cook for many years at the Gladesville and Arthurdale schools. She was a member of the Gladesville Church of Christ and was a 1933 graduate of Kingwood High School. She was well known for her baking skills.
She is survived by four sons and spouses; Dixon and Erma Summers of Arthurdale, Arnold and Vonda Summers of Brooksville, FL, William and Carol Summers of Morgantown, and Stanton and Terri Summers of Vienna, WV ; a daughter in law, Agnes Summers of Arthurdale; one sister, Evelyn Wolfe of Williamston, SC; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Brice Layton Summers in 1965; one son, Arthur Summers in 2008; and two sisters, Lucille Weiss, and Audrey Kisner.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Saturday October 2, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday October 3, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. October 4, 2010 at the funeral home with Gene Kessel officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordon Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to Tender Loving Care, 246 Cheat Rd Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26508.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Norma Lyn Albright, 59, of Masontown, passed away Thursday September 30, 2010 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born August 25, 1951 in Morgantown, a daughter of the late Willard Curtis and Helen Marie McMillen Jenkins.
Norma was a loving mother and grandmother. She worked for many years as a caregiver. She graduated from Valley High School and attended the First Baptist Church in Masontown. She was past member of the Masontown VFD Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies Church Auxiliary, and an avid Mountaineer fan.
She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Albright of Kingwood; a son Randall Curtis Albright of Masontown; a grandson, Austin James Metheny; a special friend, Jim Cummings of Valley Point; and her best friends, Sharon Moran and Debbie Born.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph E. Albright in 1999.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Saturday October 2, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday October 3, 2010 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday October 4, 2010 at the funeral home with the Rev. William Winston officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Masontown.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.


Freda H. Riley, 83, of Newburg, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Heartland of Preston County.
 
She was born November 23, 1926 in Scotch Hill, WV, a daughter of the late Dorsey Earl and Maxine Evelyn Schumacher Phillips.
 
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was an Avon representative for over 20 years. Freda was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Masontown, the Masontown Senior Center, and enjoyed reading and crocheting.
 
She is survived by three daughters, Joyce O’Dell of Palestine, Karen Pratt and husband Denzil of Newburg, and Brenda Stone and husband Tom of Masontown; one son, Charles William Riley Jr. and wife Elaine of Romney; nine grandchildren, Vicki Brown, Cindy Carper, Scott Riley, Chris Riley, Valerie Pratt, Eric Stone, Brandi Stone, and Brandon Stone; and 11 great grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Riley Sr.; two sisters, Mildred Kozloski and Ruth Henderson; two brothers, Dorsey Earl Phillips Jr., and Arthur Phillips; and a son in law Doug O’Dell.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Wednesday September 29 from 2 -4 & 6- 9 and on Thursday, September 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Masontown from Noon until the 1pm service with Bishop Robert Bolyard officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Reedsville.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Lifted on the wings of angels, Ursula Jutta Bunge Hanchett was called to her heavenly home on August 23, 2010.
She was born June 28, 1927 in Zernin, Germany a daughter of Lucie and Willie Bunge.
It was in Berlin at the end of WWII that she met the love of her life, Clarence G. Hanchett Jr., who was serving in the Army. Ursula was the first German-American war bride to step foot on American soil at La Guardia Airport in New York where Clarence brought her and their daughter to live in America. They experienced life in the military and were blessed to have lived many wonderful places, including for a time in Japan where she was the first non-oriental to be awarded the designation of Sensai in Ikebana (floral arrangement). She was a woman of many talents. Along with floral arranging, she was a gifted seamstress creating lovely dresses, coats, and suits. For many years she worked as an assistant manager at the House of Fabrics in Falls Church, VA, and was the maker of many quilts which are cherished by her family. She taught herself to knit and crochet and as recent as 2 years ago crocheted over 100 scarves not only for her family, but donated many to children in need in Preston County and in Atlanta, GA. Ursula was also a great cook of both German and American cuisine.
Missing her, but knowing they will be re-united again, are her husband of 65 years, Charlie Hanchett of Kingwood; five daughters and spouses, Rosemary and Larry Shaffer of Kingwood, Marsha and Chris Rose of Kingwood, Teresa and Jimmy Hastings of Lewis, DE, Patricia and Timmy Blake of Fredericksburg, VA, and Kristen and Efi Oren of Tarzana, CA; two sons and spouses, David and Linda Hanchett of Clifton, VA, and Brandon and Pam Hanchett of Leesburg, VA; 17 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
Cremation services were provided by Field Funeral Home.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Saturday August 28, 2010 from 11 a.m. until the 12 noon service time with the Pastor Stephen Hughes officiating.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

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 Hazel Marie Shaffer, age 88, of Reedsville, departed this life  Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Heartland of Preston County.
 
She was born February 25, 1922 in Reedsville a daughter of the late Otis and Blanch Clark Holmes.
 
She was a homemaker and a member of Masontown Baptist Church.
 
 She is survived by her daughter and spouse; Donna and Joe Stuchell of Reedsville, one sister Marlene McCoin of Heartville, OH; three grandchildren, Tracy Street, Lori Baker, and Christina Stuchell all of Reedsville; and three great grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Foster W. Shaffer; one brother, Donald O. Holmes; and one sister, Betty Pierce.
 
Friends may call at Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Friday August 27, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m.
 
Services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday August 28, 2010 at the Funeral Home  with Rev. Glenn Riggleman officiating.
 
Interment will follow at  Sunset Memorial Gardens in Kingwood.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

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Lawrence "Sonny" Lambert, 68, of Reedsville, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at his home.

He was born in Reedsville, on April 22, 1942, a son of the late Wallace and Clara Simmons Lambert.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He had worked for many years as a coal miner; truck driver for Austin Powder; and was self employed as a landscaper. He was a social member of the Masontown VFW Post 1589. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid WVU fan.

He is survived by his wife Lynne Christopher Lambert; three daughters, Laura Gilmore of PA., Linda Lambert of NY, and Lorretta Lambert of Chicago, IL; two sons, Lawrence "Larry" Lambert Jr. of NY., and Lenny Lambert of NY; three sisters; Joyce Roberts of Toledo, OH., Sharon Dunn of Morgantown, and Donna Steele of Beloit, OH; two brothers; William Lambert of Lake Milton,OH.,and Mark Lambert of Masontown; and four grandchildren Anthony, Destiny, Vincent, and Robert.

Friends may call Saturday August 21, 2010 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Masontown (Herring Community) from 12 noon until the 3 p.m. service time with the Rev. John Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp., PO Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.
 
The Field Funeral Home in Masontown is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com
 

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Norma Jeraldine Huffman McCrobie, age 86, of Masontown passed away Wednesday August 4, 2010 at Heartland of Preston County in Kingwood with her loving family by her side.
She was born February 29, 1924 in Ruth Belle, Preston County, a daughter of the late Enoch Sid Huffman and Elsie Mae Lipscomb Huffman.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was employed at the Morgan Shirt Factory in Morgantown for several years and was a life member of the Tunnelton VFW Post 2345 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed fishing, playing bingo and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren. She also was a devoted Dallas Cowboy fan.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Stuchell of Reedsville and Arvelva “Bobbie” McCrobie of Masontown; three sons and spouses, Terry and Pat McCrobie of Reedsville, Gary and Rita McCrobie of Bretz, and Richard and Cindy McCrobie of Reedsville; one sister, Sidney Mae Anderson of Harper’s Ferry, WV; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Delmar McCrobie, one son, Gerald Huffman; and two sisters, Ester Bartoletta and Rebecca Spangler,
Friends may call at the Field Funeral home in Masontown on Friday August 6, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m and on Saturday August 7, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday August 8, 2010 at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Neil Parsons officiating. Interment will follow in the Masontown Cemetery. The Masontown VFW Post 1589 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct services on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
Helen Margaret Catlett, 98, of Athurdale,WV, formerly of Star City, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Monongalia General Hospital.
She was born on December 31, 1911, in Reedsville, WV a daughter of the late Elihu and Mary Agnes Farrell Born. She was the great great great granddaughter of Thomas Brown, Revolutionary War Veteran of Preston County.
 
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and enjoyed her family of nieces and nephews. She was known to them as "Aunt Dine". Her heart was always open to those in need and was a caretaker to many people. She also loved to watch WVU basketball.
 
She is survived by two daughters and spouse, Mary and Ronald Golden of Oseola,IN, and Debra Bruner of Morgantown; five grandchildren and spouses, Sharon and Randolph Peterson, Melanie Worthman, Athena and John Johnson, all of Mishawaka, IN, Dawn and Doug Conrad of Arthurdale (with whom she made her home the last six years), grandson Mark Catlett Bruner of Arthurdale, Bradley Bruner of Arthurdale and six great grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by by her husband, Samuel Robert Catlett; one daughter, Winifred Catlett; one great grandchild, Tyler Robert Johnson. She was the last living decendant in her immediate family having been preceded in death by one brother, Rex Born; and three sisters, Grace Brown, Garnet Sisler, and Bethel Trickett.
 
The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses at Monongalia General Hospital who cared for her the last several weeks. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Wilbur Sine for not just being a doctor but a wonderful kind friend. She treasured his friendship.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home on Thursday July 1, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday July 2, 2010 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. time of service with her great nephew Scott Cress officiating. Interment will follow at the Masontown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Suncrest United Methodist Church Radio Ministry, 479 VanVooris Rd, Morgantown, WV.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

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Wanda Dee Blosser, 59, of Bretz, passed away on Thursday, June 17th, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Morgantown.
 
She was born November 14, 1950, in Bengleman, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Bernard B. & Anna Miller of Nebraska.
 
She worked at Omaha Towel & Linen before leaving Nebraska for West Virginia. She was also employed as a Security Guard for Brinks Armored Trucks and Ames Department Store, as well as a Nurses Aid for several years at WVU Hospital and Morgan Manor. She volunteered as a Den Mother for Pack 91 for 8 years.
 
She loved being with her family and friends and loved being with her grandchildren, whom she adored with all of her heart. She enjoyed painting and being outdoors tending to her flower gardens. Wanda was a very kind and loving person with a good heart. She will be deeply missed by all her knew her.
 
She is survived by three children, Jerry (Scooter) Blosser Jr, Chantz Blosser, both of Bretz, and a daughter, Anna & spouse Preston Thomas, of Cheat Lake; three grandchildren, Tyson, Trevor, & Taya Thomas, all of Cheat Lake; one sister, Lila & spouse Richard Appleton, of Mt. Home, ID: one brother, Ronald Miller, of Red Oak, IA; and many nieces & nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerry Blosser, Sr, whom she married on October 13, 1976, and lost on June 10, 1993; one brother Bert Miller; and one sister, Loann Allen.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Tuesday, June 22 from 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 23 at 1pm. Interment will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Morgantown, WV.
 
Donations may be made in her memory to the Field Funeral Home.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

D. JUNIOR RINGER,

     81, of Albright (Lenox Community), WV, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010, at his home.
     The son of the late John D. and Ruby Jeffries Ringer, Junior was born on March 21, 1929 in Bruceton Mills, WV.  He is the last member of his immediate family.
     He was a long-standing member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church on Coal Lick Road.  He had been employed by MaryRuth Corporation and Aquafix Corporation for over 40 years prior to his retirement.  He enjoyed hunting and farming as hobbies.
     On July 2, 1949, he married Vivian Jenet Wolfe.  They would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary next month.  He is also survived by one daughter, Dianna L. Ringer of Morgantown, WV; and one son, Robbin Junior Ringer of Albright, WV.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Elwood "Woody" and his youngest brother, Jimmy.
     Family and friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m and Wednesday, June 9, 2010, from 10:30 until the 11 a.m. service with Rev. Joanne Granofsky officiating.  Burial will follow in the Centenary Cemetery.
     In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Hospice Care Corporation, PO Box 760, Arthurdale, WV   26520, or your favorite charity.
     Condolences may be sent online at www.spearfuneralhome.net

LETA VIRGINIA CRANE,

     92, of Albright (Valley Point Community), WV, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at her home.
     The daughter of the late Frank E. and Ella Pearl Lenhart Welch, she was born October 4, 1917, in Lenox, WV.
     She was a member of the Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
     Leta is survived by her husband, W. Donald Crane, of Valley Point; three daughters: Linda D. Titchnell and her husband, Richard D. of Albright, Connie J. Crane of Cheat Lake, WV, and Sheila K. Holsinger and her husband, Daniel L. of Kingwood, WV; a brother, Milford D. Welch and his wife Lois of Rocky Mount, VA; four grandchildren: Carrie Chadwell and her husband, Walter, Kevin Titchnell, Daniel L. Holsinger II, and Aleah Holsinger; and four great-grandchildren: Hayden and Madeline Chadwell, and Veronica and Alex Titchnell.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Madeline L. Welch and Nita M. Leaseburg, and two brothers: Charles W. Welch and Dallas M. Welch.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV, Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and Friday, May 21, 2010, from 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. service, at the Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, Valley Point (Albright), WV, with Rev. Vicki D. Sheppard and Rev. Gary Reed officiating.  Burial will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood, WV.
     Condolences may be sent to the family on line at www.spearfuneralhome.net.

Daisy Maude Taylor, 91, of Moatsville, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010 at her residence.

She was born in Masontown, on December 5, 1918, a daughter of the late Otis T. and Fanny Radabaugh Cale.

She was a loving mother and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by three daughters and spouses, Darla Shingleton and husband John of Moatsville, Norma Elaine Taylor of Moatsville, and Maida Joy Knotts and husband Donald of Marquess; three grandchilden;,three great grandchildren,and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Basil Vernon Taylor; one daughter, Irma Gale Street; two sisters, Sarah Florence Cale and Betty W. Cale Radabaugh; and three brothers, Willian L. Cale, Herbert W. Cale, and Clarence R. Cale; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home on Sunday May 9, 2010 from 1-6 p.m.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2010 at the funeral home with Pastor Terry Hagedorn officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Masontown, WV.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM BLAINE LIPSCOMB, Sr.,

     88, of Bruceton Mills (Clifton Community), WV, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in the Heartland of Preston County, Kingwood, WV.
     The son of the late George Dayton and Dona Shahan Lipscomb, he was born February 10, 1922, in Clarksburg,  WV.
     Blaine was a heavy equipment mechanic, a WW II Veteran of the U. S. Navy. and a member of the Terra Alta VFW Post 578.
     He survived by four sons and their spouses: John R and Brenda Hebb of St. George, WV, William B. and Mildred Lipscomb, Jr. of Edgewater, FL, Emery (Bud) Lipscomb of Bruceton Mills, and Kent and Cathy Lipscomb of Grindstone, PA; a brother, Kenneth Lipscomb and his spouse, Judy of Anchorage, AK; a sister-in-law, Nila Lipscomb of Rowlesburg, WV; fourteen grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Hebb Lipscomb, October 4, 1998, a brother, George A. Lipscomb, and three sisters: Florine Phares, Gertrude Howell, and Betty Ann Sereno.
     Friends may call in the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV, Thursday, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Service will be held Friday, May 7, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Vicki D. Sheppard officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
     Military honors will be accorded by the Preston County VFW Posts, the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 977 of Preston County, and WVANG Military Funeral Honors, Camp Dawson.
     Condolences may be sent on line at www.spearfuneralhome.net.   

Elsie V. Grimm Johnson, age 93, of Masontown, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 at Heartland of Preston County in Kingwood.
 
She was born in Manheim, WV on September 24, 1916, a daughter of the late Charles F. and Etta Braham Tayman Grimm.
 
She was a member of the Masontown Church of the Nazarene, and was employed at the A&P store in Masontown for several years.
 
She is survived by two sister in laws, Lucille Grimm and Virginia Grimm both of Rowlesburg; and  several nieces and nephews.
 
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by her husband Dorsey R. Johnson in 1991; six brothers, Thomas Tayman, Harvey Tayman, Clarence Grimm, Walter Grimm, George Grimm, and Charles Grimm; and one sister, Nina Tayman Bishop.
 
 Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Sunday April 25, 2010 from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday April 26, 2010 at the funeral home with Rev. John Miller officiating.
 
Interment will follow at  Mt. View Cemetery, in Tunnelton.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Kent Garrett Metheny, 20, of New Freeport, PA, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010.
 
He was born on June 14, 1989, in Morgantown, WV, the beloved son of Frank & Debbie Krynicki Metheny, of New Freeport, PA.
 
Kent graduated from West Greene High School in 2008. Motivated by his love of football, Kent conditioned himself into a strong athlete and played linebacker for the West Greene Pioneer Football team. After graduating from high school, he attended Penn State University Fayette Campus. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Waynesburg, PA.
 
Kent loved the outdoors, especially hunting and training dogs on his family farm. His dad and he bred, raised, and trained beagles for many others to use for rabbit hunting. In addition to rabbit hunting, Kent spent many hours in the woods deer hunting with family and friends. He often traded hunting dogs with his grandpa and loved to hunt raccoons with him. Kent not only enjoyed hunting game, he also was good at cooking it. He  particularly liked grilling food and experimenting with spices, hot peppers, and mixtures no one could quite figure out.
 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his three sisters, Leslie Metheny of Fairmont, WV, Jackie Metheny of Morgantown, WV and Stephanie Metheny of Philadelphia, PA., to whom he was the loving little brother;  his grandparents George and Louise Krynicki of Reedsville; grandmother Betty Metheny of Kingwood; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will love him forever and are heartbroken by his death.
 
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Howard Metheny, and infant twin siblings.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV on Sunday, March 28, 2010 from 4 - 8 pm, Monday March 29, from 3 - 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Zita Catholic Church in Masontown, WV on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 10:00 am. with the Very Rev. Fr. Mark E. Ward, CP, VF as celebrant. Private interment will follow at a later date.
 
Donations may be made in his memory to West Greene High School Football Team, 1352 Hargus Creek Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

DENISE KAY BELANGER,

     50, of Bruceton Mills (Clifton Mills Community), WV, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.
     The daughter of Bud E. Burnworth, Sr. of Smithfield, PA, and Betty Core Sisler of Cranesville, WV, she was born January 13, 1960, in Confluence, PA.
     Denise owned and operated the Better Half Cafe in Bruceton Mills.
     In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Gary R. Belanger; a daughter, Meranda Belanger, and her companion, Andrew Benson, of Clifton Mills, four sons: Todd Belanger and his wife, Dori, of Bruceton Mills, Joey Belanger and his wife, Lea, of Valley Point, WV, Neil Belanger and his fiance, Whitney Stiles, of Valley Point, and, Shaun Belanger and his wife, Laura, of Bruceton Mills; three brothers: Jerry Burnworth and his wife, Kelly, Teddy Burnworth and his wife, Sharen, and Matthew Burnworth and his wife, Denise, of Ohio; two sisters: Anna Mae Belanger and her husband, Jeff, of Clifton Mills, and Shirley Guthrie and her husband, James, of Cheat Lake; step-mother, Eileen Burnworth, of Smithfield; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
     She was preceded in death by a brother, Bud E. Burnworth, Jr.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV, Sunday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and Monday, March 22, 2010, from 12 noon until the 1:00 p.m. service, at the Clifton Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Mark Belanger officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
     Condolences may be sent on line at www.spearfuneralhome.net.
Douglas "Doug" F. Knotts, 57, of Reedsville, passed away Friday March 5, 2010 at Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood.
 
He was born in Fairmont, WV on November 8, 1952, the son of the late Walter and Betty Chapman Knotts.
 
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a 1971 graduate of Masontown High School
 
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Regina Simmons Knotts; one daughter,  Sherri Knotts of Reedsville; two sisters, Connie Miller and husband Sonny of AL., and Barbara Mannings and husband James of FL.; two brothers, Dale Knotts  and wife Johnny of Philippi, and Richard Knotts of Mt. Olive; and two grandsons, James and David Knotts.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Wednesday March 10, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m.
 
Cremation will follow.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

 
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Wayne E. Roth, 92, of Masontown, passed away Thursday February 18, 2010 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown.
 
He was born in Masontown, on January 18, 1918, a son of the late Arlie A. and Florence Cale Roth.
 
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He co-owned and operated AA Roth and Sons in Masontown for over 50 years.  He was a member of Masontown United Methodist Church, the Valley District Lions Club, an honorary board member of the Bruceton/Clear Mountain Bank, and a lifetime member of the Masontown VFW Post # 1589.  He was a WW II combat veteran having served in the U.S. Army with the Company C 645th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was the oldest living WW II combat veteran in Preston County. In his earlier years he enjoyed extensive traveling with his family, and in his later years enjoyed his Myrtle Beach and Big Bear Lake trips with the Mann family. 
 
He is survived by two daughters and spouses; Frances Roth DeLawder and husband Eugene of Martinsburg, and Janice Roth Snider and husband Robert of Kingwood; one granddaughter, Kaylan DeLawder of Tampa, FL; one sister, Glenna Roth King and husband William C. II of North Versailles, PA; one sister in law, Jessie Roth of Masontown; two nieces and spouses and their families; Sue King Benson and husband Earl of Buford, GA, and Barbara King Radakovich  and husband Dave of Frisco, TX; five nephews and spouses and their families, Bill King and wife Jan of Slovakia, Lynn Roth and wife Betty of Jacksonville, FL, Bob Roth and wife Debra of Reedsville,  Roger Roth of Masontown, and Pat Leggett and wife Kathy of Stanford, CN; and his caretakers and friends, Virginia and Rev. A.C. Mann, and the Mann family of Masontown.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Eleanor Leggett Roth on January 20, 2005; one brother, Roy L. Roth, and an infant son.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home on Saturday February 20, 2010 from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday February 21, 2010 at the funeral home with the Rev. A.C. Mann officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, Preston County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 977, and the WVANG Honor Guard. Interment will follow at  Masontown Cemetery, WV. Memorial donations may be made to the Masontown United Methodist Church, PO Box 536, Masontown, WV 26542 or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

DELBERT "HICKIE" FEATHERS,

     68, of Bruceton Mills, WV, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at Heartland of Preston county, Kingwood, WV.
     The son of the late Garland Henry Feathers and Clara Ellen Reckart, he was born July 10, 1941, at Cuzzart, WV.
     Buck is survived by his companion, Dorothy Rodeheaver of Bruceton Mills, two sisters: Helen Reckart of Albright, and Deloris McCartney of Uniontown, OH; a brother, Larry Feathers of Valley Point.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: John and Willard Michaels.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, on Friday, February 19, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. service in the funeral home, with Rev. Vicki D. Sheppard officiating.  Burial will be in the Parnell Cemetery, Cuzzart.
     Personal condolences may be sent online to the family at www.spearfuneralhome.net.

William Joseph Weister, 66, of Greenwood, WV, died Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at his residence.
 
He was born in Masontown, WV on November 13, 1943, the son of the late James  A. and Dorothy J. Mancuso Weister.
 
Bill lived in New Zealand for many years and served in the U.S. Navy.
 
He is survived by one brother, James Weister Jr. of Reedsville; a daughter, Samantha Weister and a grandson Barrie Weister both of New Zealand.
 
The Field Funeral Home in Masontown will provide cremation services.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Glenn Edward "Termite" Cramer, 53, of Laurel Point Community, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
 
He was born in Terra Alta, WV March 6, 1956, the son of the late Paul and Eva Taylor Cramer.
 
He was a loving father and brother who will be missed by his family. He was employed as an highlift operator for Martin-Marietta at Manheim.
 
He is survived by one daughter, Robin Lynn Cramer of Kingwood; one son Glenn Curtis Cramer and wife Kim of Rowlesburg; three grandchildren, Dylan L. Livengood, Levi Austin Cramer and Taylor Faith Cramer; four sisters, Pauline DeBerry of Lorraine, OH., Evelyn Waldeck and husband Raymond of Reedsville, Freda Hileman and husband Donny Hileman of Reedsville, Sharon Nine and  husband  John of Thorton; and one brother, Rex Cramer of Fairmont; and his beloved dog and companion, Boone.
 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother in law, Delbert DeBerry and a sister in law Joyce Cramer
 
At his request he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held a a later date.
 
The Field Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Edward Paul Galusky, 88, passed away Saturday January 9, 2010 at his home with his loving family by his side.
 
He was born April 10, 1921 in Poland, the son of the late Charles Galusky and Helen Chrzanowski Galusky.
 
He was a local businessman who enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed gardening. He served his county in the US Marines.
 
He is survived by one daughter Patty Pervola and husband  Joe of  Dellslow; one son Ed Galusky of Dellslow; one brother, Walter Galusky of Virginia; three grandchildren; Theresa Bierer and husband Brian, Christel Pervola, and Joseph Pervola and wife Trista.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Bernice Mary Galusky in 2008, two sisters, Josephine Slavick and Louise McCrobie, two brothers, Louis Galusky and Joe Galusky.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Monday, January 11, 2010 from 6 - 9 pm, and on Tuesday, January 12 from 2-8 pm . Services will be held at the funeral home at  10 a.m.  Wednesday January 13, 2010 with the Very Rev. Fr. Mark E. Ward, CP,VF officiating. Interment will follow in the Masontown Cemetery.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

James Edward Patton
, 61, of Terra Alta, passed away Wednesday, January 6th, 2010  at his residence following an extended illness.
 
He was born in Deer Park, MD on December 11, 1948, a son of Nathan James Patton of MD and the late Shiela Imogene Madigan Patton.
 
He was truly loved and will be very much missed. He had been employed doing demolition work, and served in the US Army Infantry during the Vietnam War.
 
He is survived by his wife,Kathryn Stull Patton; three daughters, Desirae Patton, Andrea (and her children, Brionna and Emilin) and Stephanie Patton; 5 sons;   Casey Patton, Jesse Patton, Scotty Patton and companion Michelle,(and his son Zachary) James Patton II and companion Chrissy,(and his children,Cheynne and Damien) and Matthew Patton; and one sister, Sandy Holland
 
Cremation services will be provided by the Field Funeral Home in Masontown. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


HUGH D. NIEMAN, SR.,

     81, of  Morgantown (Cheat Lake Community), WV, died Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
     The son of the late Alva W. and Mabel Forman Nieman, he was born February 20, 1928, in Uniontown, PA.
     He was a member of the Cheat Lake United Methodist Church, a 32nd degree Mason and past master of the Morgantown Masonic Lodge #4.
     Hugh is survived by his wife, Emily K. Ryan Nieman; three sons and spouses: Eric and Eulalah Nieman of Newburg, WV, Hugh Jr. and Joellen Nieman of Morgantown, and Jeffrey and Yvonne Nieman of Morgantown; nine grandchildren, Amanda Knutsen and                  husband, Eric, of Morgantown, Alicia Nieman of Fairmont, Eric Nieman and wife, Gabrielle, Andrew Nieman and Megan, Rachel and Jeffrey Nieman of Morgantown, Leticia Lambert and husband, Shaun, Marie Hargis and husband, Tory, Nicholas VanZant; seven great-grandchildren: a brother, Wallace and wife, Helen, of Tunnelton, and a sister-in-law, Coraline Nieman of Akron, OH.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, two brothers, Alva Nieman, Jr., and George B. Nieman.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and Friday, January 8, 2010, from 12 noon until service time at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Julia Morrison officiating.  Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
     The family request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Cheat Lake United Methodist Church, o/o Delphi Adams, 90 Harvest Drive, Morgantown, WV 26508.
     Condolences may be sent on line at
www.spearfuneralhome.net.

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James Eldon “Buck” Knotts, age 78, of Masontown formerly of Rowlesburg, passed away Monday January 4, 2010 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown with his loving family by his side.

He was born June 4, 1931 in Tunnelton, a son of the late Jessie Pearl Bolyard Knotts and Ervin Nicholas Knotts

He was employed at Sterling Faucet for 38 years and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict where he was stationed in Germany. He was a lifelong member of the Rowlesburg VFW Post #3008. He also volunteered at the Valley District Ambulance Service as a driver and maintenance man for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Virginia Tharrell Knotts, three sons; Thomas C. “Poncho” Sigley of Irish Ridge, Eldon “Buck” Knotts and wife Charlotte of Bull Run, and Paul F. Knotts of Masontown; three daughters, Marlene “Bean Bag” Nutter and husband Sammy of Dellslow, Charlene Crowder of Dellslow, and Virginia L. “Flip” Moore of Kingwood; three sisters, Linda Everson, Cathy Smith, and Bessie; 18 grandchildren, Tina, Billy, Kim, Kellie, Sherri, Mike, Becky, Sam Jr., Bryan, Amanda “Mandi”, Melissa, Stephanie, Michael, Travis, Dennie, Chad, Jimmy, and Sheila; 41 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; his dogs, Phoebe, Nelly Bell, and Sadie Lane; and his cats and birds.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, James Eldon Knotts Jr. five brothers; Everett “Ebb” Knotts, William “Bill” Knotts, Asa Knotts, Anthony “Bink” Knotts and Abraham L. “Bud” Knotts; one sister, Thelma “Tim” Carrico; three infant siblings, Mini, Charles, and Clarence Knotts; one granddaughter, Teresa; daughter in law, Roberta Coldwell Sigley; and two son in laws, Dale Crowder and James A. Moore.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Wednesday January 6, 2010 form 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday January 7, 2010 form 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday January 8, 2010 at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald Funk officiating. Interment will follow in the Shay’s Chapel Cemetery in Tunnelton. Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, Preston County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 977, and the WVANG Honor Guard.

Condolences may be extended to the family at fieldfuneralhome.com.

Maxine Robinson Garrett, 93, of Masontown, formerly of Clarksburg and Reynoldsville, WV, passed away Thursday December 31, 2009 at her son’s residence in Masontown.

She was born in Liberty Addition, Clarksburg, WV on July 15, 1916 a daughter of the late Brazel and Juanita McCartney Robinson.

She was a graduate of Victory High School in Clarksburg and worked for more than 20 years at the Blue Bird Grocery Store on Third Street, Clarksburg. She was a member of the Clarksburg Presbyterian Church and later became a member of the Masontown Nazarene Church where she had a volunteer job for the Nazarene’s “Crusader’s Sunday School Class” and made cards for shut-ins and other occasions. In 2006, she was presented the Distinguished Service Award from the Church of the Nazarene and was a avid Mountaineer Fan.

She was a proud mother of three surviving sons, Ray A. “Woody” Garrett of North Lauderdale, FL, Alvin “Babe” Garrett and wife Marie of Parkton, MD, and James “Jim” Garrett and wife Kathy of Masontown; one brother, John W. “Bill” Robinson and wife Catherine “Nena” of Reynoldsville, WV; one sister, Bernice Moots and husband Francis of Reynoldsville, WV; five grandchildren, Lee Ann Sestito Jones of Fairmont, Lisa Garrett of Bel Air, MD, Michele Garrett of Atlanta, GA, Betsy Jo Garrett and husband Brian Weiss of Atlanta, GA, and Timmy Garrett of MD; five great grandchildren, Justin, Teresa, Evan, and Trevor Sestito all of Fairmont, and Alex Lawrence of Bel Air, MD; one sister in law, Bernice Robinson of Wolf Summit, WV; several nieces and nephews; and many friends, all whom she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ray A. Garrett in 1967; two brothers, Basil “Bob” Robinson and Charles “Duck” Robinson and two sisters, Shirley Lee Lakey and Mary Farence; a daughter in law Linda Zara Garrett, and a great grandson, Jason Lawrence.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Sunday January 3, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 1 pm Monday January 4, 2010 at the Masontown Nazarene Church with the Rev. John Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Rosemont Cemetery, Rosemont, WV.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Charles W. “Bud” “Shorty” Sigley, Sr, 77, of Reedsville, died Friday, December 25, 2009 at Preston Memorial Hospital with his family by his side, following an extended battle with cancer.

He was born on Sept 30, 1932 in Tunnelton, the son of the late Lloyd & Maggie Riley Sigley.

He was a coal miner for 50 years at various mines including Bull Run Mining. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and working in his garden.

He is survived by his wife Gladys Hamrick Sigley; two sons, Charles Sigley Jr and spouse Lisa of Reedsville, Brian Sigley and spouse Linda of Arthurdale; three daughters Debbie Hess and spouse Bill of Pursglove, Barbara Jenkins and spouse Clyde of Masontown, and Sharon Sigley of Reedsville; one sister Cora (Sis) Sigley of Reedsville; five grandchildren Heather, Danielle, Billy Hess, Brandon Sigley, Dallas Jenkins, and a very special friend Haymond Uphold Jr.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lloyd Sigley Jr, Richard Sigley, and Robert Sigley Sr, and one sister, Bessie Sigley.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Monday, December 28 from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm. Services will be held at the funeral home 1pm on Tuesday, December 29 with the Rev. Ray Frankhouser officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery in the Salt Lick Community.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Walter (Doug) Johnson, 62, of Reedsville, WV, took his last breath while surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, December 20th, 2009.

He was born on March 7, 1947, in Brownsville, PA, the son of the late Jessie and Alma Mayle Johnson.

He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War in 1969 - 1970.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patricia Johnson, three sons, Wesley (Monk) Johnson, William (Bill) Johnson, and Walter (Buddy) Johnson, all of Reedsville, WV; three daughters, Jamie and spouse Jeremy Stout of New Phila, OH, Wendy Johnson, Jessica Johnson, of Reedsville, WV; a brother William (Wick) Johnson and spouse Carolyn of Morgantown, WV; a half-brother, Teddy Mayle, of Dry Tavern, PA; ten grandchildren, Destiny & Trinity Stout, Leah, Nina, Nathaniel Strahin, Ty, Samantha, Tabatha Johnson, Cheyenne Tennant, and Chloe Marsh, a niece April Tennant and a nephew, Andrew Moats.

He was proceeded in death by a sister, Patricia Moats, and a grandson, Jeremy W. Stout Jr.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV on Tuesday, December 22, from 4-8 pm. Services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, December 23rd. with the Rev. Ronald Funk officiating. Interment will be at the National Cemetery in Pruntytown, where military rites will be conducted.

Memorial donations may be made to the Field Funeral Home, 10537 Veterans Memorial Highway, Masontown, WV 26542 to help with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

PAUL ARTHUR RYAN,

     90, of Kingwood, WV, died Sunday, December 20, 2009, at Heartland of Preston County, Kingwood.
     The son of the late Jesse and Leota Mae Bryte Ryan, he was born January 1, 1919, in Fairchance, PA.
     He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Kingwood, the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports.  Paul retired from the Christian Missionary Alliance Retirement Center in DeLand, FL, where he was chief of security for many years.
     He is survived by his wife, Wilma Evelyn Livengood Ryan of Heartland; a sister Beatrice Wright of Mt. Morris, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Beerbower.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV, Wednesday, December 23, 2009, from 12 noon until the1:00 p.m. service at the funeral home, with Rev. Jenny Williams and Rev. John Negley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
     Wilma would like memorial contributions be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box  760, Arthurdale, WV  26520.
     Condolences may be sent on line at www.spearfuneralhome.net


Wanda (Cassady) Custer, 81, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2009 at her home on Dogtown Road , Kingwood , WV , with family at her side after suffering from an extended illness.  
Wanda was born on March 5, 1928, in Tunnelton , WV , the youngest daughter of the late Ernest and Dora (Bolyard) Cassady.She was a 1946 graduate of Tunnelton High School and attended Fairmont State College, where she received her teaching certificate. Wanda was a member of the Tunnelton United Methodist Church and the Col Rowan VFW Post 2345 Ladies Auxiliary.  In the early 1960’s she taught grades 1st through 8th at Pell Grade School , one of the last remaining one-room schools in Preston County . She was a devoted wife of Chester William Custer for 63 years, having awaited his return from the Air Force after World War II; they were married on April 27, 1946 in Oakland , Maryland .  She is survived by her loving husband, Chester; two loving daughters and spouses, Joan and Bill Hall of Huntington, WV, Janice and Arthur Walter of Dogtown Road, Kingwood; four devoted grandchildren and spouses, Vicki and Steve Koch, Rick and Jodi Myers, all of Kingwood, Bill and Dr. Suzy Walter of Morgantown, Dr. Jennifer and Greg Music of Fairmont; seven precious great-grandchildren, Heather and Mitchell Koch, Morgan and Megan Myers, Cassady and Owen Music, Marco Walter; two sisters, Edith Sanders of Windy Hill Manor, Connie Podzimek and spouse, James of Baltimore, MD and Alpine Lake Terra Alta; three sisters-in-law, Helen Dean of Midland, TX, Sue and Olive of Tunnelton; many nieces and nephewsIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Bernard, Keith, Darold and Lantz Cassady; one brother-in-law, Robert Sanders; one sister-in-law, Virginia Hamilton Cassady; mother-in-law, Sallie Thomas Casteel and spouse, Orval.  Family and friends may call at the Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Home-Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street , on Monday, December 21, 2009 from 4-8pm and again on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tom Strahin officiating. Interment will be at the WV National Cemetery, Pruntytown. Col Rowan VFW Post 2345 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.  The family requests that memorial donations be made in Wanda’s memory to Hospice Care Corporation, P.O. Box 760 , Arthurdale , WV 26520 or Tunnelton United Methodist Church , P.O. Box 474 , Tunnelton , WV 26444 .

 Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.rotruck-lobb.com.

 


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Robert Allen “Boat” Shaffer, 45, of Reedsville, WV, passed away Friday, December 4, 2009 at home.
 
He was born November 10, 1964, son of the late Frank James “Sonny“, Jr. and Frances Lee “Sue” Radabaugh Shaffer.
 
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He loved hunting, camping, and riding his Harley. He never knew a stranger and was always there to lend a helping hand. He was employed at JennMar Corporation in Reedsville and was a member of the Valley Sportsman Association and the National HOG (Harley Owners Group) Chapter.
 
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Donna “Lori” Danser Shaffer; two daughters, Kathleen Sue Shaffer Blon and husband Glen and Jessica Ann Shaffer; two grandchildren, Trinity Sue Marsh and unborn baby Blon, all of Reedsville; two brothers, Warren “Skip” Shaffer and  wife Christine of Dogtown Road, Carl L. Shaffer and companion Sally of Reedsville; one sister, Hazel J. Shaffer and companion Charles Friend,  sister-in-law, Clarissa “Jane” Shaffer, all of Masontown; father and mother-in-law, Everett and Elsie Danser; sister-in-law, Vanessa Broadstock and spouse Tom, all of Reedsville;  several uncles and aunts; Otis “Sam” and Deb Radabaugh of Masontown, Clarence “Will” and Else Radabaugh of Aiken, SC, Robert and Linda Sanders of Morgantown, Ed and Georgia Meyers of Reedsville, James and Wanda Yeager of the Kingwood Pike, great uncle and aunt, Dave and Norma Shaffer of Masontown; several nieces and nephews; and many, many special friends that loved gathering in his garage on Fridays and Saturdays, standing around the woodstove, laughing, joking and having fun.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and best friend, James F. Shaffer; maternal grandparents, Warren H. “Peck” and Betty Cale Radabaugh; paternal grandparents, Frank J., Sr. and Hazel Good Shaffer; step grandmother, Ruth Larue Shaffer; cousin, Trudy L. Radabaugh Nicholson; uncle, Gary Radabaugh; aunt, Ann Radabaugh; and great uncles, John L. Good and Lawrence “Jony” Cale. 
 
Cremation services will be provided by the Field Funeral Home in Masontown. A memorial service will be held 11am, Friday, December 11, 2009, at “Boats” residence, 2028 Morgan Mine Rd, Reedsville, WV, with the Rev. Ray Frankhouser officiating.
 
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Valley Sportsman Association, PO Box 794, Masontown, WV 26542.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Manny Jinkens Humphrey, 87, of New Cumberland, WV, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born on January 21, 1922, the son of the late James Newton and Lillie Rose Tharp Humphrey.

He was a WWII Veteran and a retired J&L Steel worker. Manny loved the outdoors, fishing, playing cards, and auctions.

He is survived by one son, Cecil Humphrey and wife Roslie of Wilkes-Barre, PA, one daughter, Nancy Hicks and husband Douglas of Hookstown, PA, one sister, Alma (Leacie) Bohon of Crescent, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Genevieve Radabaugh Humphrey, two brothers, Clinton & Lincoln, two sisters, Bernice & Evalee, and a grandson Cecil Junior.

Friends will be received at Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV, on Saturday, December 5th, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, December 6th, at 2pm with the Rev. Robert Uphold officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Masontown. Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, Preston County Chapter 977 Vietnam Veterans of America, and the WVANG Military Funeral Honors.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Edwin Eugene “Gene” Ferrell, 84, of Masontown passed away Saturday November 28, 2009 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born September 29, 1925 in Morgantown, WV, a son of Bruce and Louise Lohry Ferrell.

Gene worked for Street Motor in Masontown for over 50 years and was well known for his auto body craftsmanship. He was a 1943 graduate of Valley High School, a member of the Masontown United Methodist Church where he was superintendent of the Sunday School, Sunday School teacher, and member of the choir. He was a past member of the Masontown Fire Department, Masontown Ambulance Service, Masontown City Council, and the Boy Scout’s. Gene spent many years square dancing with his beloved wife Velma.

Gene is survived by his wife of 63 years, Velma Zuccari Ferrell; one daughter and spouse, Beverly and Steve Slagle of Fairmont; two grandchildren, Matthew Slagle of Fairmont and Haley Slagle of Morgantown; and two great grandchildren, Kylie Ann and Paige Noelle Slagle.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Monday November 30, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. and on Tuesday December 1, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Masontown United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sam Starling officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Kingwood.

Memorial donations may be made in Gene’s memory to the Masontown United Methodist Church, PO Box 536, Masontown, WV 26542 or Hospice Care Corp, PO Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.

After the service a dinner will be held at the Street Memorial Youth Center Building in Masontown.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Chreston Mathue Jenkins, 72, of Masontown, WV died Friday, November 27th, 2009 at his residence.

He was born October 22, 1937 in Braxton County.

He loved fishing and looking at deer. He enjoyed his musical toys and he never met a stranger.

He is survived by his adoptive parents, Pete & Debbie Pifer, of Masontown; two brothers, Matthew and Adam Pifer, of Masontown; one sister, Stevie Ellifritz, of Masontown; one cousin, Kayla Shahan, of Masontown; one Uncle and Aunt, Charlie and Nancy Shahan of Core, WV; special friends, Judy White and Wanda Elza; and his beloved dogs, Gracie, Molly & Jeffy.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV, on Sunday, November 29th from 1 to 3 p.m. where the service will be held at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Marshall Woods officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Israel Cemetery in Fellowsville.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Hospice and a special thank you to Shelly, Buddy, and Carrie.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Sandra Sue Sisler Groves, age 64, of Masontown passed away Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
 
She was born in Morgantown, WV on January 18, 1945, a daughter of the late George E. and Delphia J. White Dengg Sisler.
 
She was a member of Masontown Church of the Nazarene and a member of the Ladies Auxilary Masontown VFW Post #1589.
 
She is survived by her husband of 46 years Larry  Groves of Masontown; two sisters; Ruby Dengg Davis and Alma Sisler Taylor both of Masontown; two brothers, Edwin and wife Mildred Dengg of Streetsboro, OH., and Jack and Norma Ringer of Bruceton Mills, WV. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by one sister, Ila Gail Taylor.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Saturday November 21, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday November 22, 2009 from 3 to 5 p.m., and on Monday November 23, 2009 at the Masontown Church of the Nazarene from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m service time with the Rev. Darrell Livengood officiating.
 
Interment will follow at  Mt. Zion Cemetery in Masontown, WV.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

 

Elizabeth J. (Betty) Walls, 85, of Kingwood died Saturday, November 21, 2009 at her home.

 

She was born June 4, 1924, in Kingwood, a daughter of the late Albert and Lela Duley DeWitt.

 

Betty was a homemaker and attended the Kingwood Baptist Church.

 

She is survived by a son, Michael Walls of Morgantown and his wife, Bonnie; a daughter, Mary Metheny of Morgantown; a brother, Everett DeWitt in Texas; a sister, Rosalie Benson in Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Paul Walls in 1979, 2 sons, James and Edward Walls, a son-in-law, Norman Metheny, a brother, Albert and a sister, Katherine.

 

Family and friends may call at the Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood on Monday, November 23, from 5-8 PM and on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 from 10 AM to 11 AM the funeral hour with Pastor Kevin Sions officiating.  Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery.

 

Personal condolences may be offered to the family on-line

at www.browningfuneralhome.net


John Wayne Simpson, Jr., 41, of Columbiana, OH, formerly of Tunnelton, died unexpectedly at his Tunnelton residence, on Friday November 13, 2009.

 

He was born July 10, 1968, in Morgantown, a son of the late John Simpson, Sr. and Betty Pase.

 

John enjoyed spending time with his wife and children, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. John was a self-employed truck driver.

 

John is survived by his lovely wife of 24 years, Charlene Deavers Simpson and three daughters, Nakesha Oliver and spouse Jason, Shawna Simpson and Mercedes Simpson, all of Columbiana; two brothers, Anthony Sines and spouse Lori of Terra Alta and Robert Plum and spouse Donna of Tunnelton; two grandchildren, Sean and Mack Simpson.

 

Family and friends may call at Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 from 3-6 PM where services will be held at 6 PM with the Reverend Ray Frankhouser officiating. Cremation services will be provided by Browning Funeral Home.  

 

Personal condolences may be offered to the family on-line

at www.browningfuneralhome.net


Eva Marie (DeWitt) Molisee, 68, of Tunnelton died Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Heartland of Preston County.

She was born September 9, 1941, in Preston County, a daughter of the late Robert Cale, Sr. and Bertha DeWitt Cale.

 

She was a CNA at Heartland of Preston County and loved to read and work crossword puzzles.

 

She is survived by three brothers, Robert Cale, Jr. of Tunnelton, Gary Cale of Kansas City, KS and Brad Cale and his wife, Cindy of Windham, OH and a sister, Cheryl Taylor and her husband, Marc of Windham.

 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lester DeWitt.

 

Family and friends may call at the Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood from 6-8 PM Tuesday, November 17, 2009 where services will be held at 8 PM with Pastor Mike Delligatti officiating.

 

Cremation services were provided by Browning Funeral Home.

 

Personal condolences may be offered to the family on-line at www.browningfuneralhome.net


 
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Mary Gertrude "Trudy" Griffith Garlitz, 92, of Masontown, passed away Friday, November 6, 2009 at Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood with her loving family by her side.
 
 She was born on February 24, 1917, in Howesville, a daughter of the late Julius and Lucinda Richards Greaser.
 
She was a wonderful homemaker, baker, and cook. She was a master gardener and her flowers always looked beautiful. Trudy was a very spiritual person and had attended the Catholic Churches in Preston County for most of her life. She was a member of St. Zita Catholic Church in Masontown. After her first husband passed away at an early age, she was faced with raising her four children by herself, of which she did an outstanding job.
 
She is survived by two daughters; Rosemary Mendzela and husband Mac, Helen  Clingerman, two sons; John Griffith and wife Terri, Rick Griffith and wife Pat; grandchildren include Eric Mendzela and wife Amy, Don Clingerman Jr., Mark Clingerman, Mike Clingerman and wife Robin, Erica Griffith, Sean Griffith and wife Erica, Patrick Griffith, Shauna Griffith, Amber Griffith, and Derrick Griffith. Great grandchildren are Taylor, Avery, and Paige Mendzela, Sidney and Logan Clingerman, and Kadin Higgins. She is also survived by two brothers, Martin Greaser and Elmer Greaser.
 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Oscar Ray "Friday" Griffith and her second husband Percy Garlitz; sisters, Martha Bolyard-Morrow, Veronica Dow, Agnes Smith, Rita Fletcher; brothers, Paul Greaser, Leo Greaser; and a son in law, Donald Clingerman Sr.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Monday November 9, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday November 10, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday November 11, 2009 at St. Zita Catholic Church in Masontown with the Very Rev. Fr. Mark E. Ward C.P., V.F. as celebrant. A prayer vigil will be held Tuesday November 10 at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at  St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Howesville, WV. The family would like to thank Preston Memorial Hospital and Heartland of Preston County for their wonderful care.
 
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Preston County Meals on Wheels, Kingwood, WV.
 
Condolences may be made to the family at
www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Donald B. Keener, 82, of Tunnelton died Wednesday, October 7, 2009 in Morgantown with family by his side.

 

He was born February 25, 1927, in Preston County, a son of the late George W. and Grace Shay Keener.

 

Mr. Keener owned and operated Keeners Garage in Tunnelton. He loved his cars, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

 

 He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jaunita Bray Keener, four sons, Donald L. Keener of Morgantown, David C. Keener of Tunnelton, Michael D. Keener of Kingwood and Blaine A. Keener of Beckley; a daughter, Michelle R. Whetsell of Kingwood; three step-sons, Gerry Haskiell of Tunnelton, Guy Thomas Haskiell of Fairmont and Rusty Haskiell of Fellowsville; three step-daughters, Connie Wiles of Tunnelton, Mary Ridenour of Fellowsville and Judy Shahan of Bruceton Mills; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Bolyard Keener; two brothers, Jim and Max Keener and three sisters, Virginia Thorn, Marion Kuklis and Thelma Greaser.

 

Family and friends may call at the Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM and on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 11 AM to 1 PM the funeral hour with the Reverend Doug Rosier officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Kingwood. 

 

Personal condolences may be offered to the family on-line at www.browningfuneralhome.net


Ralph Wilson Fortney, age 64, of Kingwood, WV, died Monday October 5, 2009 at his residence.

He was born February 12, 1945 in New Geneva, PA, a son of the late Gay W. and Kathleen V. Downs Fortney.

He was a carpenter by trade.

He is survived by one son, Ralph Fortney; three daughters, Robin, Jackie, and Michelle; one sister, Florence Hines of Kingwood; and two brothers, Willard Fortney of Masontown and Gerald Fortney of Baird, TX.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Thursday October 8, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2009 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Reedsville.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at
www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Donald Page “Hoppie” Edwards, 79, of Masontown, WV, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2009.

He was born on June 4, 1930, in Smithfield, VA, the son of the late Josish B. Edwards and Effie Little Edwards.

He was retired from the Navel Electronic Systems Engineering Center in Portsmouth, VA. Don served in the US Marines in Korea. He was a life member of the VFW Post #1589 in Masontown, WV, a member of the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, the American Legion, Valley Sportsman Association Hunting Club, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 2391 in Kingwood, WV.

He is survived by his three sons, Donald P. and wife Jeanie Edwards II, of Zuni, VA, Joseph M. Edwards and companion Donna, of Kingwood, WV, and Kenneth A. and Diane Edwards, of Windsor, VA; one grandson, Jason A. Edwards, of Windsor, VA; and one brother-in-law, Paul Richardson, of Kingwood, WV.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen Edwards.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Tuesday, October 6 from 6 - 9 pm. Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 7th at 2pm with the Rev. Dr. David Spence officiating. Cremation services will follow.

Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, Preston County Chapter 977 Vietnam Veterans of America, and the West Virginia Army National Guard Camp Dawson.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at
www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Ray “June” Chipps, Jr, 83, of Kingwood, WV, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2009, at his home.

He was born on November 11, 1925, in Masontown, WV, the son of the late Ray H. and Eathel Deaver Chipps.

He was retired, having worked at Sterling Faucet. He served in the US Army during WWII.

He had two brothers, Charles & Richard Chipps; and two sisters, Lucille Mayfield & Ruth Barlow.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 30, at 1 pm at the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Morgantown with the Rev. Neil Parsons officiating. Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at
www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Richard Dale Reed
, 60, of Reedsville, WV, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2009 at his home.

He was born on February 12, 1949 in Reedsville, the son of the late Benjamin and Orpha Estel Shaffer Reed.

He was retired from Emerald Coal Company, where he worked as a coal miner. He loved football, his dog Callie, and enjoyed driving his Corvette.

He is survived by his companion, Linda Reynolds, of Reedsville, her children, Victor Reynolds and wife Bell, and Candice Durham her children, and several nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by three brothers, Donald Wayne Reed, Ray Reed, and Benjamin Reed and two sisters, Norma Jean Smith and Shirley Reed.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV, on Saturday, September 19, from 7 - 9 pm. Services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, September 20 at 2pm. Interment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at
www.fieldfuneralhome.com

ANNA LEE FRANKHOUSER,

     86, of Bruceton Mills, WV, went to see the Lord Sunday, August 16, 2009, at Kamp's Personal Care Home Inc., in Markleysburg, PA.
     The daughter of the late George E. and Ada Hilling Benson, she was born August 1, 1923, in Morgantown, WV, and lived most of her life in Bruceton Mills.
     She was a member of the Bruceton United Methodist Church, a retired US Postal Service employee, and served on many community projects (VFW, WOW, VFD Ladies Auxiliary, and Good Neighbor Days).  Anna Lee enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, traveling, and quilting.  She loved her family, especially her grandchildren.
     Anna Lee is survived by a son his and wife, Rev. Jerry and Jane Frankhouser, of Bruceton Mills; a daughter, Sandra Sue Light, of Bruceton Mills; a brother and his wife, Calvin and Thelma Benson, of Bruceton Mills; a sister and her husband, Shirley and Dale Nieman, of Franklin, WV; three grandchildren: Taryn Light, Bruce Edward Frankhouser, and April Frankhouser Lewis and husband, Harry, Jr.; and seven great-grandchildren: Larry Hagedorn, Rebecca Hagedorn, Tyler Frankhouser, Colby  Frankhouser, Emily Frankhouser, Abby Lewis and Isaac Lewis.
     She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bruce E. Frankhouser, February 28, 2004; a brother, Charles Harvey Benson; and a granddaughter, Tonya R. Hagedorn.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills. Tuesday from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m., and Wednesday, August 19, 2009, from 10 until 11:00 a.m. service at the Bruceton United Methodist Church, with Rev. Vicki D. Sheppard officiating.   Burial will follow in the Bruceton Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, WV.
     The family request memorial contributions be made to: Bruceton United Methodist Church, PO Box 395, Bruceton Mills, WV  26525.
     Personal condolences may be sent to the family on line at
www.spearfuneralhome.net.

HARRY WAYNE (BUCKWHEAT) EVANS,

     71, of Bruceton Mills (Hazelton Community), WV, died peacefully, Thursday, August 13, 2009, at his home.
     The youngest son of the late Joseph Dayton and Lena Schnopp Evans, he was born March 31, 1938, in Hazelton.
     Buckwheat was a long haul truck driver, worked for construction companies building highway 48, now Interstate 68, and retired from the WV Department of Highways, Bruceton office.  After his retirement, he enjoyed being a parts runner for his friends at Mel’s Truck Service and Mill Run Enterprise.  He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his friends.
     He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Shirley Ann Noss Evans; two sons: Harry W. (Chip) Evans, Jr. of Belen, NM, and Brian K. Evans of Hazelton; a daughter and her husband, Deborah and Roger Reckart, of Colonial Heights, VA;  six grandchildren: Natasha Groves and husband, Danny, of Terra Alta, WV, Jeffery Reckart and companion, Ruta Minichanova, of Bruceton Mills, Angalena Reckart and companion, Lee Johnson III, of Colonial Heights, VA, Christopher (Chris) Evans of Morgantown, Alicia Evans and companion, Michael Mahle, of Morgantown, and Heidi Evans and companion, Derek Hunter, of Bruceton Mills; five great-grandchildren: Savannah and Ethan Groves, Iris Hoye, Lee Johnson IV, and Daniel Miniknanov; two sisters, Jane Matlick of Oregon and Doris Hechler of Hazelton; and two brothers, John and Charles Evans of Hazelton.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Evans and Irene Caruso, and a brother, Willard Evans.
      The family will receive friends at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, Sunday, August 16, 2009, from 12 noon until the 2:00 p.m. service, with Rev. Vicki D. Sheppard officiating.  Internment will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
     Personal condolences may be sent to the family on line at
www.spearfuneralhome.net .


Agatha Juanita “Toots” Clingerman, 92, of Reedsville, WV, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2009, at Heartland of Preston County.

She was born May 25, 1917, in Masontown, WV, the daughter of the late Izzie Burn Taylor & Orville Vance Taylor.

She was a very special mother, grandmother, friend, and Christian woman who loved her Church and family. She was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. She was a supporter of W.S.C.S. and a lifelong member of the Tawasi Class. She was a wonderful homemaker, baker, gardener, and a lover of cats.

She is survived by a daughter Sandra Piper and her husband, Charles of Reedsville; a special daughter-in-law Helen Clingerman of Reedsville; three grandsons, Don Clingerman Jr of Reedsville, Mark Clingerman of Reedsville, and Michael Clingerman and wife Robin of Maidsville; two great-grandchildren Sidney & Logan; and two sister-in-laws, Thelma Clingerman of Masontown and Mildred Kelly of Morgantown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Marshall Glenn Clingerman, one son Donald Glenn Clingerman Sr, brothers and their spouses, Hugh & Ada Taylor, Demoin & Vivian Taylor, Lonnie & Elizabeth Taylor, Parley & Dorothy Taylor, Herbert Taylor, and Joe Taylor, sister and spouse, Opal and Bill McMillen.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Tuesday August 11 from 6 - 8 pm, Wednesday August 12 from 2-4 pm and 6-8pm, and on Thursday August 13 from 1pm until the 2pm time of service at the Reedsville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Gary Helms officiating. Interment will follow at the Beverly Hills Cemetery in Morgantown.

Due to allergic conditions, the family request that only potted plants and silk arrangements be sent but prefer memorial donations be made to the Reedsville United Methodist Church, PO Box 403, Reedsville, WV 26547.

A special thanks to all who took care of her at Heartland of Preston County.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at
www.fieldfuneralhome.com

James Richard LaMar Sr, 65, of Masontown, WV, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2009 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born December 9, 1943, in Morgantown, WV, the son of the late Hubert and Hazel LaMar.

He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and brother-in-law. He was loved by anyone who knew him, and was a true friend to many. He enjoyed 4-wheeling, raising animals, hunting, and time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and family gatherings.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Virginia “Cookie” Goff LaMar, of Masontown; three sons, John LaMar and wife Peggy, Charles “Rick” LaMar and wife Dorsey, all of Masontown, Roger LaMar and wife Tammy of Morgantown; two daughters, Connie LaMar of Masontown, and Chasidy Bolyard and husband Brad of Reedsville; two brothers, Darrell LaMar and Hubert Lamar Jr of Grafton; two sisters, Patricia Doman of Grafton, and Betty Miller of Moundsville; 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and his two “SISTERS”, Helen Nice and Bonnie Wilt.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James “Jimmy” LaMar Jr on July 25, 2009, one brother Arthur LaMar, one sister Rita LaMar, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry and Atha Goff.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Sunday August 9, 2009 from 3-5 and 7 -9 p.m. and on Monday August 10, 2009 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday August 11, 2009 at the funeral home with Pastor Sonny McNear officiating. Interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at
www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Judy Suzanne Born, 60, of Morgantown, WV, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at her residence.

She was born on September 1, 1948 in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of Dorothy C. Sloneker Born of Reedsville and the late Jacob Born.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one brother, Jacob Cay Born and wife Helen, of Reedsville, WV; two nieces, Jennifer Born, and Denise Howdershelt and husband Justin; one great-nephew, Brody Born, and one great-niece, Kirsten Born; and a special companion, Bill Leighty of Morgantown, and his sons Billy and Jesse Leighty.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV on Saturday, July 25, from 4 - 9pm. Services will be held at the Funeral Home at 2pm on Sunday, July 26, with the Pastor John Brosky officiating. Interment will follow at the Masontown Cemetery.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at
www.fieldfuneralhome.com
LAWRENCE C. “Boots” DURR,
     82, of Albright (Beech Run Community), WV, died Thursday, July 23, 2009 at his home.
     The son of the late Cecil and Elsie Messenger Durr, he was born July 21, 1927, in the Whetsell Settlement.
     Boots was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, worked in the coal mines and did construction work.  He loved to fish, hunt and watch the Mountaineers play ball.
     He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Mary McNear Durr; two sons: Danny Durr and his companion, Melissa Lipscomb, of Beech Run and Timmy Durr and his wife, Lisa, of Bruceton Mills; two daughters: Rose DeVall and her husband, Terry, of Beech Run and Kathy Selby and her husband, Vic, of Bruceton Mills; and twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him and his great stories.
     Also, he is survived by three brothers: James Durr and his wife, Sharon, of Bruceton Mills, John Durr and his wife, Geraldine, of Albright, and Roy (Jake) Durr and his companion, Helen Miller, of Albright; four sisters: Willard McNear of Albright, Ethel Hileman of Bruceton Mills, Mary Etta Pratt of Lorain, OH, and Betty Lee Lovely and her husband, Hershel, of Albright; a sister-in-law, Paula Durr; and a daughter-in-law, Irene Durr.
     He was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Durr Jr.; a granddaughter, Tami Ann DeVall; two grandsons, Michael and Rusty Scott Durr; two brothers, Junior and Herman Durr; a sister, Mary Katherine Durr; and three brothers-in-law, Glennis McNear, Delmar Hileman, and Vernon Pratt.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home in Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV, Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and Monday, July 27, 2009, from 10 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service, with Pastor Sonny McNear officiating.  Burial will follow in the Beech Run Cemetery, Albright.
     Military grave side honors will be provided by the WVANG Military Funeral Honors, Camp Dawson, and the Preston County VFW members.
     Personal condolences may be sent to the family online at
www.spearfuneralhome.net.


Victoria Diane Dingus, 59, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at her home.
She was born on April 10, 1950 in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late Melvin & Virginia Eastham.

She is survived by a daughter, Holly Kisner of Wellsburg, WV; a son, Timothy Kisner, of Walterboro, SC; two brothers and spouses, David & Linda Leavitt of Follansbee, WV, and Bruce & Donna Eastham, of Wintersville, OH; two sisters and spouses, Carol Sue & Roger P. Bennett of Colliers, WV, and Debra & John Gevenosky, of Avella, PA; and two grandchildren, Athena and Zypher Kisner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Carl Dingus.

Cremation services will be provided by the Field Funeral Home in Masontown.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com
 

KATHERINE L. ROSENBERGER,

     88, of Bruceton Mills (Glade Farms Community), WV, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, in her home.
     The daughter of the late Lee and Mary Edna Savage Morrison, she was born August 18, 1920, in Ohiopyle, PA.
     Kate is survived by four sons and their spouses: Ronald and Patty Rosenberger of Bruceton Mills, Ed and Dottie Rosenberger of Hanover, PA, Bradley and Cathy Rosenberger of Bruceton Mills, and Doug and Barbara Rosenberger of Bruceton Mills; four daughters and their spouses: Madeline and Ernest Fearer of Bruceton Mills, Mary Lou and Andy Reckart of York, PA, Barbara and Tom Bryner of Bruceton Mills, and Jackie and B.J. Elliott of Bruceton Mills; two brothers: Ralph Morrison of Cocoa, FL, and Eugene Morrison of Hamstead, MD; two sisters, Ida Grace Petiprin of Orlando, FL, and Deloris Lint of Somerset, PA; twenty grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
     She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Rosenberger, and second husband, Donald Rosenberger; a daughter, Treva; two sons, Harvey and Calvin; two grandsons: Bradley Scott Rosenberger and Jeffrey Fearer; three brothers: Conrad Morrison, Ernest Morrison, and Charles Morrison; two sisters, Freda Metz and Bertha Wilson.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. service, with Pastor Donnie Savage and Rev. Vicki D. Sheppard officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
     Personal condolences may be sent on line to the family at
www.spearfuneralhome.net.

 
Shirley Lee Bias Blake, 72, of Morgantown, WV, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at her residence.

She was born on April 29, 1937 in Arthurdale, WV, the daughter of the late Wyatt M. and Helen Nelson Bias, who were original Arthurdale Homesteaders, a community founded by Eleanor Roosevelt.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She graduated from Arthurdale High School in 1956. She was employed at Gabriel Brothers for several years. She was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Women‘s Mission of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the Arthurdale Heritage Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Victoria Price, of Morgantown, and Glenda Palmer and spouse James, of Morgantown, WV; four grandsons Christopher W. Standfill, Scott B. Goldsborough, James “Nick” Palmer III, and James “Travis” Price ; two granddaughters Chelsey L. Palmer and Taylor B. Price; one great granddaughter Skyelar P. Goldsborough; one nephew; and six nieces.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by her parents, three sisters Barbara J. Field, Juanita Cornett, and Clara Moore, and six brothers, Richard C, Eugene K, Glyn W, Norman L, Donald W. and James C. Bias.
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Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV on Thursday, June 11 from 3 - 5pm and 7-9 pm. Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 12 at 11am with the Pastor Ronald Ford officiating. Interment will follow at the Arthurdale Cemetery.
Memorial Donations my be made to the Arthurdale Heritage, Inc, PO Box 850, Arthurdale, WV 26520.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Charlize Rhiannon ( Charlie ) Wiles, age 2, of Masontown, WV, went to heaven on Thursday, June 4, 2009.

She was born March 3, 2007 in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of Ronnie Wiles Jr. of Masontown, WV, and Brandy L. McCrobie Blaney of Morgantown, WV.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her step-father, Scott Blaney of Morgantown, three sisters, Skylee McGuire, Cadence Wiles, and Madison Blaney; one brother, Codey Blaney; paternal grandparents, Ronnie Wiles Sr. of Reedsville and Cheryl Wiles, of Atkins, VA; maternal grandparents, Paul and Sandra McCrobie of Masontown; aunts and uncles, Mike and Erika McCrobie, Tom, Chuck, John, Butch, and Patricia Wiles.

Friends may call at the Mill Chapel United Brethern Church in Reedsville, on Saturday June 6, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m. where the service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2009 with the Rev. Marshall Woods officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Masontown.

All=2 0of the family would like to extend a special thank you to Doctor’s Li and Balian, Hospice Care of Preston County, Valley Pharmacy, and Birth to Three. Brandy would like to extend a special thank you to Samantha Galusky who took such wonderful care of Charlize, and Ronnie Jr. would like to thank Scott Blaney for his special care.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com
  
Perry Mathew, 89, of Masontown, WV, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born in Masontown, WV on June 14, 1919, the son of the late Albert Ross and Mable Deavers Mathew.

He worked at Preston County Coal and Coke, and he retired from General Motors. He was Protestant by Faith, and he served in the US Navy as a Seaman 1st class in WWII.

He is survived by two daughters, Maxine Hovatter, of Walled Lake, MI and Martha Van Wagener of FL; a son, William “Bill” Mathew, of Fairfield, OH; a brother, Charles “Bud” Mathew, and spouse Merle, of Warren, OH; a half sister, Betty Shaffer of Masontown, WV; a half brother, Ray Mathew and spouse Kathy, of Sand Fork, WV; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a dear companion, Grace Lambert, of Masontown, WV.

He was preceded in death by three wives, Madeline Mathew, Mildred Mathew, and Marie Mathew, a sister Gladys Stone, a sister Iva Martin, and a half brother, Chester Shaffer.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Sunday, June 7, from 5 - 9 pm where services will be held on Monda y, June 8 at 2 pm with the Rev. Barry Adkins officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Kingwood, WV.
Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, Preston County Chapter 977 Vietnam Veterans of America, and the West Virginia Army National Guard Camp Dawson.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com
Howard Thurston Weter, 82, of Masontown, WV, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at his residence.

He was born in Richmondale, OH on January 9, 1927, the son of the late George Thurston and Margurite Hilda (Dickson) Weter.

He was owner operator of the Weter Coal Company for many years but his first love was flying airplanes. He attended the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Reedsville. He was a Veteran of the US Navy, having served in WWII.

He is survived by his wife, Grace B. Phillips Weter; three daughters, Linda Sue Ernest of Port Lavaca, TX, Pam Morgan of Ripley, WV, Sandra Calvert, of Masontown, WV; one son, Roger Weter of Richmondale, OH; one sister, Patricia Kerns of AL; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren; a special niece & nephew, Loretta Watson and Chuck Phillips Jr.; and his best friend, Joe Elliot.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Gregory Sypolt and Clifford Sypolt.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home on Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 3 - 8pm. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 8, 2009 at 11:00am with the Pastor Terry Hagadorn officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Kingwood, WV.
Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, Preston County Chapter 977 Vietnam Veterans of America, and the West Virginia Army National Guard Camp Dawson.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Rhoda Margaret Keifer, 63, of Reedsville passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009, at her home.
 
She was born September 5, 1945 in Borgman, WV, the daughter of the late John R. Walls and Helen Smouse Peters.
 
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed playing Bingo and going to auctions.  She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Masontown, WV.
 
She is survived by two daughters, Rhoda Grace Mancuso of Baltimore, MD; Eliza Louvina Kene, of Masontown, WV; two sons and spouses, Tony James & Maria Mancuso, of Kingwood, WV, and John Robert & Denise Mancuso,, of Reedsville, WV; five sisters, three brothers, twelve grandchildren, Gregory Mancuso, Amanda Feather, Domenica Mancuso, Breonna Mancuso, Antonio Mancuso, Jeremy Adili, John Mancuso Jr, Jessie Mancuso, Mason Mancuso, Crystal Tichnell, Dusty Jackson, Bradley Blosser, and four great grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jerome G. Keifer.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV on Monday, May 25, 2009 from 10:00 am up to the 2:00 pm service. Cremation Services will follow.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com


FLORENCE E. LIVENGOOD,

     91, of Bruceton Mills (Centenary Community), WV, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Hilltop Health Care Center, Hilltop (Oak Hill), WV.
     The daughter of the late Walter and Alice Umbel Humberson, she was born March 25, 1918, in Friendsville, MD.
     She was a member of the Cuzzart Wesleyan Church, and a homemaker.
     Florence is survived by a daughter and her husband, Shirley and Allen Gallimore of Oak Hill; a son and his wife, James and Jean Livengood of Bruceton Mills; a daughter-in-law, Edna Livengood of Bruceton Mills; two sisters, Arlene Sellers of Mentor, Ohio, and Doris Friend of Friendsville, MD; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray C. Livengood, July 26, 2000; a son, Don Allen Livengood, February 21, 2007; two sisters, Evelyn Friend and Gladys Frantz; and two brothers, Ralph and Bud Humberson.
     Friends may call in the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV, Friday, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and in the Cuzzart Wesleyan Church, Saturday, May 23, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. the service time in the church with Rev. David Gallimore and Rev. Winfield Mayle officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parnell Cemetery, Bruceton Mills (Cuzzart), WV.
     Personal condolences may be sent online to the family at
www.spearfuneralhome.net.

Allen Earl Deavers, 68, of Morgantown, WV, passed away on Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
 
He was born September 15, 1940 in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Howard (Buck) and Mamie Martin Deavers.
 
He worked most of his career in the food service industry. He spent several years working for G. C. Murphy’s Co. as a restaurant manager opening several restaurants throughout the state of WV. He was  last employed by Hopemont State Hospital in Terra Alta.
 
He is survived by a son, Christopher Allen Deavers and spouse Jody of Masontown; a daughter Tracie Lynn Deavers, of Fairmont; four grandchildren, Ashley Deavers, Dallas Marie Paugh, Heather Marie Buchanan, and Wyatt Christopher Deavers; two sisters, Katherine Lowther and Pamela Deavers of Morgantown; five brothers, Robert Deavers and spouse Peg of Morgantown, Daniel Deavers of Detroit, MI, Larry Deavers and spouse Janet of Tampa, FL, Roger Deavers of Morgantown, and Cecil Deavers and spouse Nina, of Fairmont, WV; and many nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three bothers, Howard Deavers Jr, James Deavers and Arthur Deavers.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV on Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 5 - 8pm. Cremation Services will be provided by the Field Funeral home.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

FRANCES JEAN CRANE,
     83, of Bruceton Mills, WV, died Sunday, April 19, 2009, in her home.
     The daughter of the late Jesse L. and Jessie Feather Roby and her late adopted parents, James A. and Minnie Alberta Guseman Spiker, she was born October 16, 1925, in Morgantown, WV.
     In addition to her family, she had been receiving care from Tender Loving Care Hospice Care and caregivers, Marlene Lawson and Julia Fowler.
     She attended the Centenary United Methodist Church, was a member of the Bruceton High School Alumni Association, the Friendship Club, the Historical Society, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 2523, volunteered at the Food Pantry, and  she was a retired farmer and homemaker.
     Frances Jean is survived by a son and his wife, Clifford and Teresa Crane, of Bruceton Mills; a daughter and her husband, Pam and Bill Conley, of Bruceton Mills; two grandsons, Sean Conley and his wife, Susan, of Fairmont, WV, and Derrick Crane of Bruceton Mills; two great-grandsons, Nathan and Aaron Conley; and a sister, Ruth Funk, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Ward Crane, March 29, 1998; a daughter, Rebecca Lynn; a sister, Goldie; and four brothers: Clyde, J. Paul, Virgil and Harold Roby.
     Friends will be received at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from 11 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. service, with Revs. Barry Adkins and Gary Reed officiating.  Burial will follow at Centenary Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
     The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Bruceton High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 207, Bruceton Mills, WV  26525.
     Personal condolences may be sent online to the family at
www.spearfuneralhome.net.

Alexis Faith Sisler, infant daughter of Paul D. and Brittany J. Gump Sisler, of Masontown, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
 
She was born on April 15,2009, in Masontown, WV.
 
She was loved dearly and will be sadly missed. She is in a perfect place with the angels. This is not goodbye but until we meet again.
 
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Acy Paul Sisler; two sisters, McKenzie and Mickayla Sisler; paternal grandmother, Betty Sisler of Masontown; maternal grandparents, Sherry Dennison and husband Richard of Fairmont, Elmer Gump and wife Kathy of Fairmont; three uncles, Raymond Gump and wife Stacy of NC, David Sisler of Masontown, Jason McFarland of OH; three aunts, Angel Wilmoth and Brian of Fairmont, Nicole Stemple and Nathan of Fairmont, and Paula Sisler of Reedsville.
 
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Charles Sisler; paternal great grandparents, Acy and Lilly Sisler, Carl and Retha Weaver; maternal great grandparents, John and Virginia Gump, and Denzil and Marggie Anderson.
 
Services will be held at 1p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, with Rev. Ray Frankhouser officiating. Burial will follow at the  Masontown Cemetery.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

  HAZEL R. EVANS,

     82, of Bruceton Mills (Glade Farms Community), WV, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at Mapleshir Nursing and Rehab Center, in Morgantown, WV.
     The daughter of the late Bruce and Nettie Pearl Herring Fike, she was born October 23, 1926, in Hazelton, WV.
     Hazel is survived by her husband, Stanley Regius Evans; two daughters and their husbands, Darlene and David Bryte, and Wendy and Jim Everly, of Bruceton Mills; a son and his wife, Terry and Virginia Evans, of Bruceton Mills; six grandchildren: Brian Bryte and his wife, Joni, Nelson Bryte and his wife, Wendy, Mandy and Nathan Evans, and Chastity and Katie Jo Everly; three great-grandchildren: Trenton, Dalton, and Nora Bryte; a sister, Jessie Friend, of Bruceton Mills; and a brother, Blaine Fike, of Bruceton Mills.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Evans in 1974; five brothers: Scott, Elzy, Frank, Carl, and Bruce Fike; and four sisters: Grace Friend, Dora Feathers, Mildred Feathers, and Delores Friend.
     Friends will be received at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, Tuesday, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday, April 15, 2009, from 10 until the 11:00 a.m. service, with Pastors Steve Wotring and Tim Wotring officiating.  Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
     Personal condolences may be sent online to the family at
www.spearfuneralhome.net

Shirley M. Dunn, 77, of near Somerset, OH, formerly of Masontown, W.Va., died at 2:45
a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009 at her residence.
 
Shirley was born August 13, 1931 in Preston County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Fred and Pluma White Turner.  She was an avid Bingo player.
 
Surviving are her husband, Donald B. Dunn of the home; eleven children, Cindy, Joyce, Diane, Hurl, Dan, Phyllis, Bonnie, Linda, Micki, Mike and Mark; 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred “Bink” and Alex “Buck” Turner; two sisters, Doris “Bestest Friend” Roby and Dorothy “Chug” Thrasher; and like family, Lucy Lawson and Jeff Hightshoe.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie; one grandson, Shaun; four brothers, Kramer, Herbert “Windy”, Roy “Beanie” and Bob Turner; and two sisters, Rilla Rehe and Pluma Boyles.
 
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset, OH and at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, WV on Monday, April 13, 2009 from Noon until the 2:00 pm service. Interment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Masontown.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

Virginia Reel Kirby, 91, of Masontown, WV, passed away on Wednesday April 8, 2009, at Monongalia General Hospital following a brief illness.
 
She was born March 4, 1918 at Ruthbbell near Albright, WV, the daughter of the late Arthur and Frances Hedrick Reel.
 
She often spoke of the Teets Families of the Terra Alta-Eglon areas.
 
Virginia was a member of the Masontown Baptist Church, the Masontown Homemakers and the Preston County/Valley District Senior Citizens. She retired from the Washington Hotel in Alexandria, VA before moving back to Masontown in the 1970’s so she could be closer to her family. Her hobbies were needle work and plastic canvas.
 
She will be sadly missed by her nephews and niece. Charles and Freda Reel of Morgantown and Roger ( John ) Reel of Tunnelton.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Kirby, her stepmother Sarah Reel; brothers David and Zola Reel, and brothers & sister-in-laws, George and Evelyn Reel and William ( Bill ) and Stella Reel.
 
Virginia was the longest living and last surviving member of her immediate family.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Friday, April 10, 2009 from 2pm - 9pm and Saturday April 11, 2009 from 1:00pm until the 2:00 pm service with the Rev. William Winston officiating. Interment will be at the Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com
 

Shirley M. Dunn, 77, of near Somerset, OH, formerly of Masontown, W.Va., died at 2:45
a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009 at her residence.
 
Shirley was born August 13, 1931 in Preston County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Fred and Pluma White Turner.  She was an avid Bingo player.
 
Surviving are her husband, Donald B. Dunn of the home; eleven children, Cindy, Joyce, Diane, Hurl, Dan, Phyllis, Bonnie, Linda, Micki, Mike and Mark; 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred “Bink” and Alex “Buck” Turner; two sisters, Doris “Bestest FriendRoby and Dorothy “Chug” Thrasher; and like family, Lucy Lawson and Jeff Hightshoe.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie; one grandson, Shaun; four brothers, Kramer, Herbert “Windy”, Roy “Beanie” and Bob Turner; and two sisters, Rilla Rehe and Pluma Boyles.
 
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009 at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset, OH.  The Field Funeral Home in Masontown has been entrusted with the local arrangements.
 

 
JAMES CECIL WEAVER,

     61, of Bruceton Mills (Big Bear Lake Community), WV, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.
     The son of the late Cecil and Margaret Columbus Weaver, he was born May 22, 1947, in Morgantown.
     He was a Marine Corp veteran of Vietnam and a retired employee of Fibair Corp., Reedsville, WV.
     Jim is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Mehalic Weaver; a son, James P. Weaver, and his wife, Lisa, of  Wrightsville, PA; and two grandchildren: Ty and Gage Weaver.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandy Lilly.
     The family will recieve friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 10, 2009, in the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV.  The VFW members of Preston County and the Vietnam Veterans of America, (VVA), Chapter 977 of Preston County,  will provide a memorial service and military honors at 11:00 a.m..
     Personal condolenece may be sent online to the family at
www.spearfuneralhome.net.

Lester Fay Blaney, age 79, of Rowlesburg, WV, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at his home.
 
He was born in Masontown, WV on December 13, 1929, the son of the late Forney Issac and Sadie Florence ( Mayfield ) Blaney.
 
He served in the Marines during the Korean War. He worked as a truck driver and a coal miner for many years. He was Methodist by faith.
 
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Edna Beryl Blaney, three sons, Garry Fay Blaney,  of St. Mary’s, WV, Rickey Lee Blaney, of Terra Alta, WV, Ronald Allen Blaney, of Rowlesburg, WV; one daughter, Connie Sue Blaney, of Kingwood; 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbert Clyde and Milred Earl Blaney, three sisters Wilda Mildred Wolfe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Alda Marie Strahin; and 3 infant siblings.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Thursday, April 2, 2009 from  4 - 9 pm. Services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the funeral home with the Pastor Neil Parsons officiating.  Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Masontown, WV.
 
Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, and the Preston County Chapter 977 Vietnam Veterans of America
 
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com


Mary Annabelle Mayor, 89, of  Arthurdale, WV, passed away Sunday, March 15th, 2009.
 
She was born in Thomas, WV on February 6, 1920, the daughter of the late Anton Urbas and Virginia Pierce Scott.
 
She was the secretary at the Arthurdale Grade School for many years and was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Arthurdale, WV. She was a graduate of the first Arthurdale High School Class.
 
She is survived by three sons, Kevin and spouse Kim Mayor of Reedsville, Stephen Mayor of Reedsville, and Michael Mayor of Hampton, VA; four grandchildren, Holley Rowan, Nathaniel Mayor, Adam Mayor, and Stephanie Blevins; and 10 great grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Mayor, one brother, Robert Urbas, and two half sisters, Virginia Born and Dorothy Boggs.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 18, from 2 - 4pm and 7 - 9 pm. Services will be held Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 pm at the Community Presbyterian Church in Arthurdale, WV with the Pastor David Chedester officiating.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com
 

Eugene Bosley, 74, a resident of Hopemont State Hospital, formerly of Masontown, WV, passed away on Sunday, March 15th, 2009, at Preston Memorial Hospital.
 
He was born in Corinth, WV, on January 24, 1935, the son of the late Paul and Dessie Bosley.
 
He was employed for S & K Sanitation for over 30 years.
 
He is survived by one sister, Barbara Blosser, of Ohio; one niece and one nephew; and his caretaker, Lydia Main, of Masontown.
 
The Field Funeral Home in Masontown will provide cremation services. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
 

Johnny Alan Titus, age  68, of Arthurdale, WV, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009 at his home in Arthurdale.
 
He was born May 4, 1940 in West Mansfield, OH, a son of the late Johnny C and Doris Meddles Titus.
 
He worked for JW Ruby at the Turkey Farm in Arthurdale, and also Sterling Faucet in Reedsville, prior to starting his own business. He owned and operated the Reedsville Dairy Queen for many years, until he retired in 1997.
 
He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and enjoyed flying airplanes in his free time.
 
He is survived by his daughter, Dee Titus and spouse Colby Powell of Morgantown; two sons, Charles and spouse Burma Titus of Morgantown, and Johnny Titus and companion Barb Cadamus, of Morgantown; two sisters, Noel Borgen of  Sequim, Washington and Fran Blosser of Tunnelton; one brother, Richard Titus of Elkins, WV; twelve grandchildren, Jonathan Titus, Matthew Titus, Travis Titus, Joshua Titus, Cecile Titus, Mandy Titus, Destiny Titus, Jairus Laraway, Alex Simpson, Megan Powell, Jenny Powell, and Renee Powell;  two great grandchildren, Sarah Titus and Evan Titus.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jeannine Woodall.
 
Cremation services will be provided by the Field Funeral home in Masontown.
 
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the Masontown Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Robert Ringer officiating.
 
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Hospice Care Corp, PO Box 760, Arthurdale, WV  26520, American Cancer Society, 122 South High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501, or the Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters, 105 South Hansell Street, Maxwell, AFB, AL, 36112.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
 
MARY ELIZABETH SAGER,

    49, of Bruceton Mills (Cuzzart-Mountain Dale Community), WV, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown, WV.
     The daughter of the late Noah (Windy Bill) and Bonnie L. Feather Frazee, she was born February 8, 1960, in Hazelton, WV.
     She was a member of the Mountain Dale Church of the Brethren and was employed by Montcroft Farms and International Coal Group.
     Mary is survived by her husband, Danny Sager; two sons, Danny Sager, Jr. and Jonathan Sager; a daughter, Bonnie Lou Sager; two sisters and their spouses, Betty Miller and Randy and Patricia Chidester and Cy "Elvis" of Bruceton; three brothers and their spouses: Ralph Frazee and Jayne and Billy Frazee and Kim of Bruceton, and David Frazee and Jeannie of Oakland, MD; several nephews and nieces: Brandon Frazee, Heather Frazee, Randy Miller and his wife, Terra, Mindy Miller, Timothy Livengood and his wife, Rachel, Elizabeth Livengood, K W Chidester, Amanda Frazee, Hannah and Elisa Frazee, Wesley,  Shana, and Tyler Frazee; great nieces: Emma Jo Miller, Madison Livengood, and Promise Frazee; a great nephew, Joe Frazee; Uncle and Aunt, Bill and Dixie Metheny; brothers-in-law, Marvin Sager and Waitman Sager and wife, Robin; sister-in-law and husband, Peggy and Donald Funk; nephews: Michael Sager, Dusty Sager, Adam Funk, Donald Funk, Jr., Shane Sager, and Cody Brooks; two nieces, Shelly Sager and Trista Hawkins; special friends, Ed, Bill and John Grose and families; and Mary's special companion, Taco Bella.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ralph and Esta Feather; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marvin and Betty Sager; nephew, Toby Frazee; and niece, Cheyenne Frazee.           
     Friends will be received at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, Saturday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and Sunday, March 15, 2009, from 12 noon until the 2:00 p.m. service, with Rev. Lewis Beachy officiating.  Burial will follow at the Sager Family Cemetery, Cuzzart, WV.
     Personal condolences may be sent online to the family at www.spearfuneralhome.net. 

ROXANN ROGERS,
     68, of Terra Alta, died Saturday March 14, 2009 at Hopemont Hospital, Terra Alta.
     She was born September 29, 1940 at Shaffertown, WV, a daughter of the late Madeline Stahl Lansberry.
     She is survived by one daughter and spouse, Rebecca and Mike Roy, of Corinth; two sons and spouses, Mike and Angie Rogers, of McHenry, and Mark and Rhonda Rogers, of Corinth; four brothers, Charlie Lansberry, of Thornton, Joe Lansberry, of Kingwood, Robert Lansberry, of Oklahoma and Sam Lansberry, of Texas; two sisters, Linda Harrison, of Thornton and Sally Lansberry, of Morgantown; seven grandchildren, Michael and Jason Roy, Michael, Zachary, Tyler, Stephanie and Brittany Rogers; and a great grandson, Kaiden Rogers.
     Friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta on Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday March 17, 2009 from 12 noon until the 1:00 p.m. time of service with Pastor Timothy J. Kelley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Terra Alta Cemetery.
     Personal condolences may be made at www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com

Obituary for Roberta “Robin” Menear
 

Roberta “Robin” Menear age 63, of Masontown passed away Sunday March15, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
 
She was born January 6, 1946 in Morgantown, WV a daughter of the late Joseph Belmaggio and Anna Margaret Lay Belmaggio.
 
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a homemaker and was a active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kingwood.
 
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Arthur Tennison Menear Sr.; two sons; Arthur Menear Jr. and spouse Kim of Masontown, Gary Pell and companion Jamie of Masontown; one daughter, Amanda Pell of Masontown, 3 brothers; Thomas Belmaggio and spouse Sharon of Morgantown, Joseph Belmaggio and companion Diane of Union, OH, and Robert Belmaggio and spouse Debbie of Union, OH;  one sister, Carolyn Frum and spouse Chuck of Bowling Green, OH; three step daughters, Donna Ziegler and spouse Dennis of Tunnelton, Tammy Hart and spouse Keith of Masontown, and Sandy Stull and spouse Donald of Core; grandchildren, Stephanie Pell and Bradley Pell; many other grandchildren; and a special friend and neighbor, Vera Mayne.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Tuesday March 17, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
 
A memorial service will be conducted 11 am Wednesday March 18, 2009 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s witnesses 218 East High Street, Kingwood, WV. Following the service a dinner will be provided at the Masontown Fire Hall.
 
Cremation services will be provided by the Field Funeral Home.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com
GLENN G. HERRING,

     103, of Bruceton Mills (Salem-Five Forks Community), WV, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Heartland of Preston County, Kingwood, WV.
     The son of the late Joseph and Etta Arthur Herring, he was born October 4, 1905, in Hazelton, WV.
     He was a member of the Salem Church of the Brethren.
     Glenn is survived by his wife of 85 years, Rozena Savage Herring, of Bruceton Mills; a daughter, Opal Beeghly, of Bruceton Mills; four grandchildren; Patricia Nelson, William Beeghly and wife, Valerie, Kathy Shillingburg and husband, Larry, and Lance Herring and wife Michelle; eleven great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson.
     He was preceded in death by a son, James Herring; two brothers: Otis, and William Herring; two sisters, Hazel Detrick and Lillie Mae Dennis; two daughter-in-laws, Valma Herring, and Shirley Herring, and a son-in-law, Glenn Beeghly.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and Tuesday, March 10, 2009, from 12 noon until the 1:00 p.m. service, with Pastor Donnie Savage officiating.  Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
     Personal concolences may be sent online to the family at  www.spearfuneralhome.net.

GLADYS I. FRANKHOUSER,

     90, of Albright, WV, died Friday, February 20, 2009, at the Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood, WV.
     The daughter of the late Hosea B. and Edna Stone Christopher, she was born September 28, 1918, in Hudson, Preston County, WV.
     Gladys is survived by three daughters: Sylvia Miller of Albright, Linda Hoover and her husband, Tom, of Kingwood, and Carol DelValley and her husband, Brett, of Albright; two sons: Marvin "BJ" Frankhouser of Bruceton Mills and Cloyd Ray Frankhouser and his wife, Bonnie, of Albright; twelve grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Cloyd J. Frankhouser.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home in Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV, on Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, from 10 until the 11 a.m service in the funeral home, with Rev. Marvin L. Frankhouser officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Kingwood.
     Personal condolences may be sent online to the family at www.spearfuneralhome.net.

John Paul Znoy, II, age 20, of Masontown, WV, went to be with the Lord on February 9, 2009 at  his home due to complications from an accident. He fought a courageous battle.
 
He was born July 8, 1988 in Morgantown, WV, the son of John Paul Znoy of Dellslow, WV and Jessie M. Costello Znoy Jones of Masontown, WV.
 
He was employed by Whitetail Mines as a coal miner. He loved to ski and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a true friend and loved his family very much and was devoted to his sisters. He was truly loved by everyone who knew him.
 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Ashley N. Znoy of Masontown, WV and Sara J. Jones, of Newburg, WV; paternal grandmother, Doris Znoy of Cheat Lake; maternal grandparents, Douglas and Lucille Costello of Masontown, a loving aunt, Juanita and spouse Keith Farley and paternal aunt, Michelle Znoy Rapalski and spouse Juan; paternal uncle, Joseph Znoy Jr; and four cousins, Keith Farley II, Tyler Farley, David Rapalski, and Laura Rapalski.
 
He was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Joseph M. Znoy, MD, and great grandparents, Charles and Olive Blosser, and Frederick and Mildred Costello.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Thursday, February 12, 2009 from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm. Services will be held on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the Mill Chapel United Brethern Church in Reedsville with the Rev. Marshall Woods officiating.
 
Condolences may be extended to the  family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

BESSIE M. LISTON,

     89, of Williamsport, MD, formerly from Morgantown and Bruceton Mills, WV, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at Homewood Nursing Home, Williamsport.
     The daughter of the late William and Dora Dennis Nedrow, she was born December 22, 1919, on Beech Run Hill, Preston County.
     Bessie was a homemaker who enjoyed collecting lead crystal, reading, fishing, needlework and spending time with family and friends.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
     She is survived by a daughter, Judy Likins and her husband, Bill, of Bunker Hill, WV; two grandchildren: Micaela Bowers and her husband, Jason, of Hagerstown, MD, and Will Likins and his wife, April, of Lynchburg, VA; a great grandchild, Caleb Bowers, of Hagerstown; five sisters-in-law: Mary Nedrow of Albright, WV, Hazel Nedrow of Monaca, PA, June Nedrow of Morgantown, WV; Clara Nedrow of Masontown, WV, and Lucille Nedrow of Cincinnati, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Ralph Liston, who passed away on June 13, 1990; six brothers: Clarence, Lloyd, Ralph, David, Paul, and Mumford Nedrow; two sisters, Helen Bishop and Wilma Dewitt; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Nedrow.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV, on Friday, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, January 24, 2009 from 1:00 until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service with Rev. Malcolm Cadd officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
     Personal condolences may be sent on line to the family at www.spearfuneralhome.net.

DOROTHY O. BEEGHLY CALE,

     94, of Bruceton Mills, WV, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at the Madison Rehab Center, Morgantown, WV.
     The daughter of the late Lloyd M. and Elvina Thomas Beeghly, she was born November, 9 1914, in Bruceton Mills.
     Dorothy was a member of the Sugar Valley United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.  She was the last surviving member of her 1934 graduating class at Bruceton High School and was well known for her quilting, gardening, and upholstering.
     She is survived by three daughters: Janice Sisler of Bruceton Mills, Christine Cuppett and her husband, Terry, of Washington, PA, and Cheryl Wolfe and her husband, JR, of Bruceton Mills; a son, Gary Cale, of Bruceton Mills; a son-in-law, David McDougal, of Martinsville, IN; a sister, Thelma Barnes, of Pompano Beach, FL; eighteen grandchildren; and 2 step great grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Harland H. Cale, October 14, 2006; a infant son, Mark Howard; a daughter, Joan McDougal; a grandson, Michael Lynn Cale; a son-in-law, Benjamin Sisler;  a sister, Inez Burkholder; and two brothers, Hugh and Blaine Beeghly.
     Friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV, Friday, 2:00-4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00  p.m., and Saturday, January 24, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m.  funeral service with Pastor Donnie Savage officiating.  The burial will be in the Sugar Valley Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, WV.
     The family request memorials, in Dorothy's memory, be made to the Bruceton High School Alumni Association, for the Inez Burkholder Scholarship Fund, PO Box  207, Bruceton Mills, WV  26525.   
     Personal condolences may be sent on line to the family at www.spearfuneralhome.net.      +
 

David Paul Nuce, 73, of Oakland, MD and formerly of Masontown, WV, passed away on January 23, 2009 at Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Frostburg, MD.
 
He was born May 10, 1935 in Masontown, WV, the son of the late Howard and Pauline Metheny Nuce.
 
He worked for Sterling Faucet and was a heavy equipment operator for Patriot Mining and Dipple & Dipple Mining. He owned and operated Dave’s Tractor and Supply for many years.
 
David was a 1953 graduate of Masontown High School and he was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Masontown.
 
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nettie Alice Gibson Nuce; four daughters and spouses, Anita and Dan Lewellen of Frostburg, MD, Sherry and Tim Taylor of Oakland, MD, Debra and Bruce Cooke of Uniontown, PA, and Nancy and Bruce Taylor of Boise, ID; two sisters and spouses Shirley and Joseph Field of Masontown, and Jean and Don McClure of Masontown; and seven grandchildren, Scott Hunter Bonnette, Chase Mackenzie Bonnette, Bryce Wilson Taylor, Casey Lee Taylor, Brodie Allan Cooke, Nathaniel Clarke Taylor, and Colin Nuce Taylor.
 

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home on Saturday, January 24, 2009 from 6pm - 9pm. Services will be held 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Herring, WV with the Pastor Terry Hagedorn officiating.
 
Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Herring.
 
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com
 
Justin Martin Pell, age 18, of Masontown, WV, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2008 in Masontown.
 
He was born on January 24, 1990 in Kingwood, WV, a son of Jon Pell of Manchester, KY and Carla Calvert Pell of Masontown, WV.
 
He attended Preston High School and also attended Mill Chapel Church. He loved dirt bike riding, hunting, fishing, hanging out with his brother Jason and friends; he loved his dogs and loved his cars.
 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Jason Pell of Masontown, WV, Jon Shaffer of Morgantown, WV and Christopher Pell of New Milford, CT; one sister, Christina Shaffer of Morgantown, WV; his maternal grandmother, Wanda Calvert  and his paternal grandmother Shirley Pell both of Masontown, WV and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Calvert and his paternal grandfather Robert Pell.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home on Thursday, June 12, 2008 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.  Services will be at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday, June 13, 2008 with the Rev. Rotha Hall officiating.  Interment will following at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Herring.
 
Donations may be made to Carla or Jason Pell, Route 2 Box 281, Masontown, WV 26542.
 
Condolences may be made online to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
 
 

  
Lena Ellen Duley Potts, age 88, departed this life on April 8, 2008 at Heartland of Preston County, where she had been a resident for five years.
 
She was born June 24, 1919, a daughter of the late James Uphold and Lillie Drummonds Uphold. 
 
She is survived by three sons and spouses, Wilford “Willie” and Donna Duley of Arthurdale, James Jackson and Rosemary Duley of Defiance, OH and Donald Lee and Linda Duley of Kingwood; an adopted daughter, Michelle Potts Moats of Westover; two sisters, Josephine Duley of Cheat Lake, Morgantown and Jennie Hall of St. Clayersville, OH; one brother, James Uphold, II of Reedsville; four half sisters, Phoebe Riffle, Percy Bell Gray, Goldie “Bubbles” Barnett and Rosalie Hartley; one half brother, William Harrison Uphold all of Morgantown; ten granddaughters, Cindy Redmond, Susanna Cabrera, Jaime Dixon, Jacki Morgan,  Judi Daugherty, Angela Jacobs, Amy Gasgill, Vicki Sigley, Hayley Martin and Jessica Moats; sixteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
 
She was preceded in death by one son; her former husbands, Woodrow Duley and Harold J. Potts; four sisters; and her stepmother, Ada Uphold.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 4-9 p.m.  Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2008 at the funeral home with the Rev. Rotha Hall officiating. Interment will follow at the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Morgantown.
 
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
 

Justin Martin Stevenson, age 19, of Reedsville, WV,  passed away Saturday, March 22, 2008.
 
He was born  October 13, 1988, in Morgantown, WV, a son of Darrell F. Stevenson, Sr. and Gloria J. Hess Stevenson of Reedsville.
 
He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.  He had attended Preston High School.  He enjoyed hunting, racing 4-wheelers, hanging out with his family and friends, and especially wrestling with his dad.
 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Darrell F. Stevenson, Jr. of Reedsville; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Delores Hess of Bretz; his paternal grandmother, Linda Stevenson of Newburg; his paternal great grandmother, Juanita M. Wolfe of Newburg; four aunts, Karen Smith of Independence, Sonynita Fitchett and husband Jim of Reedsville, Leyanita Stevenson of Newburg, Vanitalyn Harrison and husband Bill of Tunnelton; four uncles, Bill Hess and wife Debbie of Pursglove, WV, Roger Hess of Bretz, James Hess and wife Joyce of Snake Hill Road and Bobby Hess and wife Starlet of Kingwood; numerous cousins and a very large extended family.
 
We was preceded in death by his “Pap”, Jennings “Frank” Stevenson and his uncle Steven Hess.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the Field Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2008 with the Rev. Ray Frankhouser and Rev. Jon Henry  officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.
 
Condolences may be made online to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com


Robert J. Thomas, Sr. , age 69, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2008 in Cornersville, TN.
 
He was born on January 31, 1939 in Kingwood, WV, a son of the late Okey & Ethel Shears Thomas.
 
He was a member of the Masontown United Methodist Church.
 
He is survived by a daughter, Donna Cunningham and her husband George of Cornersville, TN; one son, Scott Allen Thomas of Cornersville, TN; two sisters, Madeline Ennis, of Masontown, WV and Pauline Shaffer, of Windham, OH; two sister-in-laws, Vivian Thomas and Edna Thomas, both of Bretz, WV and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sons, Randy Thomas and Robert J. Thomas, Jr.; five brothers, Alva, Bruce, Willard, Junior and Harry Thomas; one infant brother, Georgia Thomas; one infant sister, Virginia Thomas and five nephews, Rodney Shaffer, Joseph Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Christopher Rex Thomas and Jeffery Thomas.
 
Cremation services have been provided.
 
A Memorial Service will be held at the Masontown United Methodist Church in Masontown, WV on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Joyce E. Dye officiating.
 
Donations may be made to Hospice Care, P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.
 
Condolences may be made online to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
 

 
James Arthur Radabaugh, Sr., age 66, of Masontown, WV,  passed away Sunday March 2, 2008 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
 
He was born December 15, 1941 in Preston County,  a son of the late Arthur “Pete” and Lucy Mae Fluharty Radabaugh.
 
He served in the United States Army in Korea and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a good friend to everyone. 
 
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Diana Lynn Good Radabaugh; one daughter and spouse, Bobbi Jo and Ronnie Deitch, Clarington, Ohio;  two sons and spouses, Jim and Johna Radabaugh, Masontown, WV and Jeff and Angie Radabaugh of Abilene, Kansas; four grandsons, Johnathan, Mathew Titus, Logan Evans, and Christian Radabaugh; four granddaughters, Morgan, Madison, Ashlee and Clarissa Radabaugh; one brother and spouse, Berkley and Judy Radabaugh, of Bull Run and several nieces, nephews and in-laws.
 
Cremation services will be provided by the Field Funeral Home in Masontown.
 
Condolences may be made online to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

Walter H. “Pete” Menear, age 85, of Reedsville, WV (Kingwood Pike) passed away February 13, 2008 at Heartland of Preston County.
 
He was born May 15, 1922, a son of the late Maurice Logan Menear and Nell Born Menear.
 
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He owned and operated numerous mining businesses over the years.  He was a WWII Veteran having served in the United States Army, fought in the invasion of Normandy and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. After retiring he enjoyed crop farming with his wife.
 
He is survived by one son and spouse, Wesley & Barbara Menear of Reedsville, WV; one daughter, Jennifer Pipis; three grandchildren, Lindsy Whittaker, Logan Menear and Colton Menear.
 
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Annabel Lee McLaughlin Menear in 2006; one brother, Harry Menear and two sisters, Vivian Menear and Marie Menear.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Friday, February 15, 2008 from 1 - 3 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m.  Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the funeral home with the Rev. David Spence officiating. Interment will follow at the Arthurdale Cemetery.  Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard.
 
Condolences may be made online to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.


Wade “Bucky” Lowdermilk Jr., age 43, of Kingwood, WV passed away Saturday December 29, 2007 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, due to complications of a brain aneurism and heart failure.

 

He was born October 28, 1964 in Kingwood, WV a son of Buck Lowdermilk Sr. and Libby Lowdermilk of Masontown.

 

He was a 1983 graduate of West Preston High School. He was employed as a truck driver at Devonia Industries of Morgantown, WV. He was an avid Steelers fan and loved to hunt, fish and drive truck. He was a Baptist by faith.  He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  There wasn’t anyone that Bucky didn’t know or that didn’t know him.

 

In addition to his parents he is survived by one son, Michael Wade Lowdermilk; his companion of 23 years, Debbie Park of Kingwood, WV; two grandchildren, Hannah Braham Lowdermilk and Anthony Michael Lowdermilk; three sisters, Carolyn Whittaker of Kingwood, WV, Margie Bishoff of Masontown, WV and Diana Bush Lowdermilk of Westover, WV and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

 

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Monday December 31, 2007 form 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday January 1, 2008 from 2-8 p.m.   

 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday January 2, 2008 at the funeral home with the Pastor William Winston and Pastor Derek Syruws officiating.  Interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery in Kingwood.

 

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.


Grace Belva Dudley, age 89, of Kingwood, WV passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Windy Hill Manor.
 
She was born on January 7, 1918 in Albright, WV, the daughter of the late Lawson and Jane Nester.
 
She was a homemaker and previously worked as a drug store clerk in Washington, DC.
 
She is survived by one son, Carl Goff and wife Donna of Newburg, WV; four sisters, Opal Slicer of Morgantown, WV, Millie Wolfe of Grafton, WV, Betty Roberts, and Callie Nester of Albright, WV; one brother, Tennis H. Nester of Albright, WV; five grandchildren, Mark and Loretta Goff, Cindy and Jay Layton, Regina & Chuck Bell, Peggy & Jeff Straight & Carl S. Goff; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Dudley; two sons, Tennis Goff and Henry Clay Goff; six brothers, Burt Nester, Lovett Nester, Darl Nester, Clyde Nester, Junior Nestor and Lester Nester and one daughter-in-law Phyllis Goff.
 
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Thursday, December 20, 2007 from 5 p.m. until the 8 p.m. service with the Rev. Ray Frankhouser officiating.
 
Interment will follow on Friday, December 21, 2007 at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Bladensburg, MD.
 
Condolences may be made online to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.
 

Larry Franklin "Punk" Nicholson, age 37, of Masontown, passed away Friday December 7, 2007 in Masontown, WV.

He was born on April 8, 1970 in Morgantown, WV.

He was a 1988 graduate of West Preston High School and was employed as a truck driver.

He is survived by his mother, Peggy Savage and husband James of Arthurdale; his father, Larry K. Nicholson and wife Patty of Tunnelton; two daughters, Brittiany and Fallon Nicholson of Masontown; one sister, Julia Bolyard and husband Steve of Tunnelton; one niece, Ally Bolyard of Tunnelton; two step-sisters, Kim Metheny of Reedsville and Shelley Weaver of Arthurdale and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother; Dora May Turner and maternal grandfather John F. Turner; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Virginia Nicholson; a step-sister, Robin Zinn and cousins, Eric Leon Shaffer and Nathan Shaffer.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 from 10 a.m. until the 12 noon service time at Field Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Frankhouser officiating.

Inurnment will follow at the Arthurdale Cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38108; American Cancer Society, 122 South High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501 or Walter Reed Hospital, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC 20307.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.fieldfuneralhome.com .


Debra Kay Sisler Stiefvater, 41, of Morgantown, died Monday February 12, 2007 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

 

She was born, October 22, 1965, in Morgantown, the youngest daughter of the late Russell and Goldie Mae Welsh Sisler.

 

She was employed by Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown as a CNA for over nine years. She was a 1983 graduate of West Preston High School. She loved her family especially her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

 

She is survived by her husband, Vaughn Stiefvater of Morgantown, one son Ryan Sisler    of Morgantown; a sister and best friend, Nancy Sisler Smith and husband Baron of Masontown; three nieces and spouses, Crystal Lee and Chuck Haun, Tami Lynn and Brian Deal, and Trinia Lynn and Tony Deal; four nephews, Russell Sisler III, Charles Homer Sisler, Tyler Allen Smith and fiancé Kimberly Lamar, and Michael and spouse Tammy Grieve; four great nieces, Lacey Haun, Keira Cale, Kelby Haun and Jadyn Deal; three great nephews, Kameron Cale, Owen Deal and Camryn Smith; an aunt Helen Byrd of Wheeling; and longtime friends, Robin Shingleton, Keith McBee and Bridget Bjorkman.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Russell (Rusty) Sisler, Jr., a sister, Lana Jo Sisler; a sister in-law, Choung-Ae Sisler, and a brother in-law, Gary A. Smith.

 

Friends will be received at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 1 pm at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Gordon Cemetery, Gladesville.

 

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.


Obituary For Timothy Allen Thomas

 

 

Timothy Allen Thomas, age 37, of Bretz, WV, died Saturday February 10, 2007 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

 

He was born April 30, 1969 in Morgantown, WV a son of the late Willard “Woody” James Thomas Sr. and Mary Magdeline Sloop Thomas.

 

He enjoyed working on cars, and spending time with his family.

 

He is survived by one brother, Willard Thomas Jr. of Reedsville; three sisters and spouses, Mary Ellen and Ray Hash of Albright, Bonnie and Nick Stoffels of TX., and Cindy and Paul Miller of Bretz; 12 nieces and nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews, four aunts, Edna Morris of Ravanna, OH, Alberta Swaney of Pendleton, SC, Pauline Shaffer of Windom, OH, and Madeline Ennis of Masontown; two uncles, Robert Thomas of Masontown, and Bruce Thomas of Bretz.

 

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Edward (Little Joe)Thomas; one nephew, Jessie Lynn Miller, and several aunts and uncles.

 

Friends may call at the Field funeral Home in Masontown on Sunday February 11, 2007 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2007 at the Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Bethlehem Cemetery, Reedsville.

 

 

 

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

 


Ronald D. Bennett, 54, of Tunnelton, died Sunday, October 15, 2006 at home.

He was born, October 15,1952, in Hinton, WV, a son of Anna June Hyer Wood, of

Crown City, Ohio and the late Junior Bennett.

He is survived by his wife, Terri Plum Bennett, his children; Shayna, Brady, and

Brandon Bennett, Sharra Plum all of Tunnelton and Matthew, Jason, and Christy Bennett

all of Boston, MA; two grandchildren, J.J. and Kayla; brother, Chester Bennett; stepfather,

Clyde Paul Wood of Crown City, OH; and mother in-law, Freda Plum of

Reedsville.

He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the US Marines. He was employed as a

truck driver for Knight Transportation and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is preceded in death by his father in-law, Willard Plum and brother in-law, Scot Plum.

Friends will be received at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown, on Wednesday,

October 18, 2006 from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service time with the Rev. Norman Criss

officiating. Burial will follow in the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown, WV, with

full military rites.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

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Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Wolfe, 27, of Masontown, died Monday August 28, 2006 as a

result of a motorcycle accident.

He was born December 8, 1978, in Morgantown, a son of Ricky Wolfe and Lorna Everett

Corley.

Kenny will be sadly missed by his wife, family and many friends.

He was a 1997 graduate Preston High, and was attending WVU where he was majoring in

accounting. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his

family and riding his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Bee Wolfe; a son, Austin Ray Wolfe; a daughter,

Serenity Dawn Wolfe; his mother and spouse, Lorna and Dewaine Corley of

Kearneysville, WV; his father and spouse, Ricky and Sandra Wolfe of Reedsville; his

mother and father in-law, George “Butch” and Jeannie Bee of Masontown; a half sister

Bethany Wolfe; his grandparents, Calvin and Hazel Wolfe of Masontown; grandfather,

Kenneth Everett of Reedsville, and great-grandmother Sally Greathouse.

He was preceded in death by his grandma, Lillie Everett and grandparents Rev. Kenneth

and Jean Corley.

Cremation services will be provided by Field Funeral Home.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday, September 1, 2006 from 11am

until the 1pm memorial service with the Rev. Elmer Nicholson officiating. Inurnment will

follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Kenny’s children, c/o Stephanie Wolfe, Rt. 1 Box

123-A, Masontown, WV 26542.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

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Dora May Rogers Turner, 75, of Arthurdale, WV, loving mother of Peggy Mae, Karen

Faye, and Sandra Kay, died August 24, 2006 at Windy Hill Manor in Kingwood.

She was born March 31, 1931, in Rowlesburg , the daughter of the late William Andrew

Rogers and Emily E. Hartsell Rogers.

She retired from the Pittsburgh Valve Division of Sterling Faucet in Reedsville and

Sabraton. She was a member of the Steelworkers Union AFLCIO Local 6214.

She is survived by three daughters and spouses, Peggy Mae and James Savage of

Arthurdale, Karen Faye and Darrell Shaffer and Sandra Kay and Dennis Shaffer, both

of Masontown; a brother and spouse, Gay and Mary Rogers of Parkersburg; two sisters,

Gladys Willis Stone of Gladesville and Leona Wilson of Granttown,WV; six

grandchildren, Larry Nicholson, Julia Bolyard, J.D. Shaffer, Anita Jennings, Michelle

Bucklew, and Denise Boyers; eleven great-grandchildren, Brittany Nicholson, Fallon

Nicholson, Alexis Bolyard, Nathan Savage, Ashley Savage, Ashley White, Lucas Jennings,

Jacob Jennings, Brooke Bucklew, Rodney Bucklew, and Nathaniel Boyers.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Bud Rogers, three sisters; twin sister, Dona

West, Minnie Watkins and Dorothy Rogers; a grandson, Eric Leon Shaffer and an infant

grandson, Nathan Gene Shaffer.

Friends will be received at the Field Funeral Home, Saturday, August 26, 2006 from 11

am until the 3 pm service time with Rev. Barney Snowden officiating. Inurnment

will follow at the Arthurdale Cemetery at the family‘s convenience.

Memorial Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice Care, P.O. Box 760 ,

Arthurdale, WV, 26520 or Windy Hill Manor Personal Care Home, c/o Activities Fund,

Rt.1 Box 167, Kingwood, WV 26537

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

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Annabel Lee McLaughlin Menear 76, of Reedsville, WV (Kingwood Pike)

died August 11, 2006 at her home.

She was born August 6, 1930 at Arthurdale the daughter of the late Joseph

Harvey and Nellie Jane Hall McLaughlin.

Annabel was a homemaker and helped manage numerous family business’s

over the years. She graduated from Arthurdale High School in 1948 and

was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church in Arthurdale where

she served as a Deacon.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Walter “Pete” Menear; one son

and spouse, Wesley and Barbara Menear of Reedsville, WV; one daughter,

Jennifer Menear; two brothers, Larry McLaughlin of Milwaukee, WI and

Robert McLaughlin of Arthurdale, WV; three sisters, Norma Turner of

Woodland Hills, CA, Glenda Stump of Springfield, VA and Linda Honchell

of Springfield, OH; three grandchildren, Lindsy Whittaker, Logan Menear,

and Colton Menear.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; Lucille Lykins and Winola

Martin; and two brothers, Paul McLaughlin and Joseph McLaughlin.

Friends will be received at Field Funeral Home from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday,

August 13, 2006. The funeral service will be held Monday August 14 at

1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. David Spence officiating. Burial

will follow at the Arthurdale Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

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Obituary for Scot Dwayne Plum

Scot Dwayne “Scooter” Plum, 39, of Reedsville, passed away at his home,

Tuesday, August 1, 2006.

He was born November 18, 1966 in Charleston, WV the son of Freda

Emerson Plum of Reedsville and the late Willard Lee Plum.

Scott was a 1985 graduate of West Preston High School. He was employed

at the Department of Energy in Morgantown. He resigned recently due to his

health problems. Scot was paralyzed from an ATV accident 17 years 11

months ago. We pray he is once again walking in heaven.

In addition to his mother he is survived by a sister and spouse, Terri and

Ronald Bennett of Tunnelton, 2 nieces and 2 nephews; Sharra Plum,

Shayna Bennett, Brandon Bennett, and Brady Bennett, all of Tunnelton; his

ex-wife, Beth Plum of Reedsville; a step-son Jack Rife; and several aunts,

uncles, cousins, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Willard L. Plum on December 31,

2005; paternal grandparents, Bertus and Mabel Plum; maternal

grandparents, Virginia Cole and Fred and Ada Emerson.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Friday August

4, 2006 from 4 p.m. until the 8:00 p.m. service time with the Rev. David

Turner officiating.

Cremation services will follow.

Inurnment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Condolences may be extended to the family at fieldfuneralhome@aol.com.



Obituary For Harold Watkins

Harold “Pee Wee” “Pooch” Watkins, Sr., age 79, of Newburg died Sunday,

July 23, 2006 at home.

He was born October 15, 1926, in Morgantown, WV, a son of the late

Herman and Rosa McCrobie Watkins.

He served in the US Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a coal

miner and worked in several of the local mines. He enjoyed farming.

He is survived by three sons and spouses, Harold Watkins Jr, Rodger and

Phyllis “Woody” Watkins, and Timothy Watkins all of Newburg; three

daughters and spouses, Kathy and Larry Blaney of Harpers Ferry, WV, Willa

and Arlie Sigley of Bruceton Mills, and Chris and Lonnie Carr of

Rowlesburg; three sisters, Clara Haskiel of Kingwood, Floretta Holmes of

Blacksville and Helen Haskiel of Ohio; eight grandchildren; twelve greatgrandchildren

; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Helen M. Watkins on June 11, 2002;

an infant sister; four sisters, Ruth Fulk, Mabel Plum, Mary Pauline Jeffrey

and Genevieve Evans.

Friends will be received at the Field Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 26,

2006, from 6 until the 8pm service time, conducted by the Jehovah

Witnesses with Charles Jackson officiating.

Cremation services will be provided by the Field Funeral Home in

Masontown.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.  Memorial Donations may be made to the family, c/o Timothy Watkins, Rt. 1 Box 54-A, Newburg, WV 26410

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Obituary for Roger L. Wolfe

Roger L. Wolfe, age 62, of Masontown, died Thursday July 13, 2006 at

Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born January 14, 1944 in Preston County a son of the late Ruben

Waitman and Alice Pearl Goodwin Wolfe.

Roger was a loving husband and was affectionately called “Pappy” by his

grandson. He owned and operated Roger Wolfe Trucking Company in

Masontown with his wife Nancy and was a member of the Mt. Zion

Methodist Church. He loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy Lewis Wolfe, one stepdaughter,

Amy Thorne of Cheat Lake; one grandson, Jonathan Thorne;

three sisters and spouses, Shirley Jean Johnson of Masontown, Virginia

Lucille and George Haskiell of Tunnelton, and Bonnie Sue and Raymond

Shaffer of Masontown; several nieces and nephews, and his dog “Petie”.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Junior Wolfe, Donald Wolfe,

and Freddie Wolfe.

Friends may call at the Field funeral Home in Masontown on Friday, July

14, from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday July 15, 2006 from Noon until the 2:00

p.m. service time. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in

Masontown.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.

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James E. Mancuso, age 78, of Reedsville, WV passed away on Thursday,

July 6, 2006 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born February 29, 1928, in Smithfield, Ohio, a son of the late

Antonio and Grace Huff Mancuso.

He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the

U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War with the 25th Infantry

Division. He was honored with the a purple heart, 5 bronze stars, one silver

star, Expert Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal, and the medal of Honor.

He was a member of the American Legion and was very active in Veteran

affairs. He was employed by West Virginia University and the Huffy bicycle

manufacturing company in California.

He is survived by two sons and spouses; Tony James and Maria Mancuso

of Kingwood and John Robert and Denise Mancuso of Arthurdale; one

daughter, Rhoda Grace Mancusco of Baltimore, MD., one step-son,

Richard L. Hormann of Pisgah; one brother, Robert Mancuso of Covina,

CA.; four sisters, Nancy Adams of Miami, FL., Macy Varner, Harriet

Osbourne , Rose Turner, all of Warren, OH; eight grandchildren, Gregory

Mancuso, Amanda Feather, Domenica, Breonna and Antonio Mancuso,

Jeremy Adili, John Mancuso, Jr., and Jessie Mancuso; and his first wife,

Rhoda Keifer of Arthurdale.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ingrid Emily Stark Mancuso on

November 29, 2002; a brother, William Mancuso; and a sister, Dorothy

Weister.

Cremation services will be provided by Field Funeral Home in Masontown.

A graveside service will be held at the Veterans National Cemetery in

Pruntytown, WV 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2006 with full military rites.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com

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Josephine Melchek, age 84, of Kingwood, died Monday July 10, 2006 at her

home.

She was born March 13, 1922 in Kingwood a daughter of the late Leopold

and Mary Petymock Melchek

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Rupert and Faye Melchek of

Masontown; and one grandson, Robert Melchek also of Masontown.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been

preceded in death by five brothers, John Melchek, Stanley Melchek, Jimmy

Melchek, Walter Melchek, and Frank Melchek; and two sisters, Helen

Greaser and Leona Smith.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Wednesday

July 12, 2006 from 4 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m.

Thursday July 13, 2006 at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Funk

officiating. Burial will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery in Kingwood.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Valley Community

Mental Health Care Center, 202 Tunnelton Street, Kingwood, WV 26537.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com


Juanita Ruth Trowbridge Moats, age 80, of Kingwood, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at her home following a brief illness.

 

She was born October 18, 1925 in Kingwood, the daughter of the late Noah Franklin and Agnes M. Taylor Trowbridge. She was an active member of the Irona Full Gospel Assembly for 54 years and worked in the laundry and housekeeping departments at Preston Memorial Hospital for 33 years. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother.

 

She is survived by three sons and spouses, Dewey F. “Butch” Moats Jr.,  and wife Carol of Kingwood, Gilbert F. Moats and wife Sherry of Charles Town, and Roger L. Moats and wife Janice of Hagerstown, MD; one sister, Dorothy LaMar of Kingwood; ten grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey F. Moats, Sr.; a son, Terry G. Moats and a daughter, Judy L. Moats Rage; a brother, Arthur Trowbridge and five sisters, Bernice Hook, Lucille Griffith, Marguerite Shrout, Beatrice Stewart and an infant sister.   

 

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2006 at the Browning Funeral Home, 201 East Main Street in Kingwood. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 2006 at the Irona Full Gospel Assembly, Rt. 26 South, Kingwood, with Pastor Robert Hoover officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Campground Cemetery in Tunnelton.


Ronald Lee Blosser, age 64, of Bretz died Monday May 22, 2006 at home.

He was born April 19, 1942 in Arthurdale, a son of the late Amandus and LuOna

Nicholson Blosser.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the Masontown VFW Post #

1589.

He is survived by two brothers and spouses, Arlin and Evelyn Blosser of Bretz, and

Albert and Barbara Blosser of Garrettsville, OH; three sisters and spouses, Viola

Cartwright of Reedsville, Ruth and Robert Burns of Garrettsville, OH, and Evelyn White

of Morgantown; three sisters in law, Wanda Blosser, Libby Blosser, and Doris Blosser;

several nieces and nephews, and several grand nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six brothers; Donald Blosser, Jerry Blosser, James Blosser,

Robert Blosser, Richard Blosseer, and Edward Blosser.

Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Wednesday May 24, 2006

from 6 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday May 25, 2006 at

1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Glenn Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt.

Pleasant Cemetery, Morgantown, WV. The Preston County VFW Honor Guard will

conduct military rites.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.



Gertrude Criss White, 83, of Kingwood died Sunday, May 14, at the home of her daughter in Maryland following a short illness.

 

  She was born on March 21, 1923, in Evansville, the daughter of the late Jerry Watson and Ices Riggins Criss. She graduated from Fellowsville High School in 1941 and was retired from the Preston County Board of Education.  She was a faithful and active member of Kingwood Baptist Church for 62 years, serving in many capacities.

 

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who touched the lives of many people with her warm, caring, and playful spirit.  She was married for 60 years to the late Dennis J. White, who died in 2003.

 

She is survived by a son Jerry and spouse Diane of Arnold, MD, a daughter Shelia Cernak and spouse Steve of Kent Island, MD; four grandchildren, Jason White, Julie White, Brent Cernak, and Stephanie Cernak Hartz.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Kenneth, Henry, Howard, George, and Jerry (Junior); and two sisters, Adda Criss and Mary Boylan.

 

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Skilled Nursing Unit of Ruby Memorial Hospital and the staff of the Hospice of Queen Anne's County for their compassion and tender, loving care during her illness.

 

Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Thursday, May 18th and Friday, May 19th at the Browning Funeral Home, 201 East Main Street in Kingwood. Mrs. White will lie in state at the Kingwood Baptist Church, 201 Jackson Street in Kingwood on Saturday, May 20 from 10 am until 11am, the time of the funeral service. Burial will follow the service at the Maplewood Cemetery in Kingwood

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Baptist Women's Ministries of Kingwood Baptist Church, 201 Jackson Street, Kingwood, WV 26537or to the Hospice of Queen Anne's County, 423 Thompson Creek Road, Stevensville, MD 21666.   

Obituary For Debbie Sue Taylor

Debbie "Sue" Taylor, age 46, died Saturday May 6, 2006, at her residence in

Fairmont.

She was born June 27, 1959 in Ravenna, OH a daughter of Alan M. Taylor,

of Masontown, WV, and the late Polly Ann Taylor.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. Debbie attended the Light of

Life Ministries in Fairmont and had graduated from nursing school.

She is survived by her son and spouse, Stephen and Wendy Taylor of

Arthurdale, step-mother, Mary Ann Taylor; five sisters; Sheri Fincher of

Apex, NC, Betty Jo Locket of McKinney TX, Bobbi Jo Taylor of

Masontown, Toni Snodgrass of McKinney, TX, and Tammy Lynn Shifflett

of Baltimore, MD; three brothers, Alan M. Taylor Jr. of Masontown,

Lawrence Taylor of Masontown, and Vernon Shifflett of Masontown; and a

grandson, Christian Taylor.

Cremation services will be provided by Field Funeral Home in Masontown.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Melvin Richard Fizer, 71. of Kingwood, died Thursday, April 13, 2006.

 

He was born June 1, 1934 in Preston County, the son of the late James and Lula Jane DeWitt Fizer.

 

He is survived by one sister, Helen Titchenell of Kingwood; one brother, Willie Fizer of Kingwood and his ex-wife, Betty Fizer.

 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ida Arbogast Fizer; three sisters, Rosalee Sirbaugh, Donna Sirbaugh and Betty Louise Fizer and one brother, James L. Fizer.

 

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 17th at the Browning Funeral Home, 201 East Main Street, Kingwood. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 18th in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Kevin Campbell officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Camp Chapel Cemetery in Tunnelton.

 

 


Lester Junior DeWitt, 61, of Kingwood, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Good Friday, April 14, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer.

 

He graduated from Kingwood High School with the class of 1963 and worked at University Supply, Rockville Mining, Ringgold Mining and for the last 15 years at Heartland of Preston County as a maintenance technician.

 

Les was an accomplished musician and for the last 19 years used his God given talent to glorify God in numerous church services and revivals. God gave him the strength and used him one last time on January 29th for the song ministry service at the Kingwood Baptist Church. 

 

He devoted his life to his family and was always there to lend a helping hand. Through the years, he enjoyed playing softball and basketball. Later in life, he encouraged and cheered his grandsons on as they participated in sports.

 

Les is survived by his wife, Irene DeBerry DeWitt; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Edward Privett of Prospect, OH, Angela and Gene McGinnis and Shelley and Tracey Ware, all of Kingwood; four grandchildren, Tyler Bowmar, Karli McGinnis, Caleb Ware and Brady Ware; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Eva Molisee of Tunnelton and Cheryl and Marc Taylor of Windham, OH; three brothers and  two sisters-in-law, Robert Cale, Jr., Brad and Cindy Cale of Windham, OH, Floyd and Julie Cale of Olatha, KS and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Bertha and Robert Cale, Sr., his grandparents, Floyd and Martha DeWitt and a son-in-law, Scott Bowmar.

 

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 17th at the Browning Funeral Home, 201 East Main Street in Kingwood. Mr. DeWitt will lie in state at the Kingwood Baptist Church, 201 Jackson Street in Kingwood from 11 a.m. till 12:00 Noon, the time of the funeral service with the Reverend Mark Newland officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Maplewood Cemetery in Kingwood. The family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to Hospice Care Corporation, P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.

 

 


Laura M. Turner, age 90, of Youngstown, OH, formerly of Masontown, WV, passed

away April 9, 2006 at Windy Hill Manor Personal Care home in Kingwood.

Laura was born on March 22, 1916 a daughter of the late Walter C. and Lola Blaney

Turner.

She was employed as a housekeeper at the Paisley House in Youngstown, OH and retired

at 82 years of age after 45 years of service. She enjoyed traveling and sightseeing all

across the United States.

She is survived by one niece, Donna Turner Shaffer and husband Melvin of Masontown,

WV, nephews wives; Mrs. Richard (Sis) Turner of Masontown, WV, Mrs. Niles (Rose)

Turner of Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Walter (Marge) Turner of North Jackson, Ohio; one step

nephew and spouse Ken and Loraine Christopher of Newton Falls, Ohio. Several grand

nephews and nieces.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in

death by three brothers; Roy Turner, Ralph Turner, Walter Wade Turner; two sisters;

Martha Helen and Maude Turner, four nephews; Richard R.., Niles D., Walter S. and

Ellis Brent Turner.

Friends may call at Field Funeral home in Masontown on Wednesday, April 12, 2006

from noon until the 2:00 p.m. service time with the Rev. Neil Parsons officiating..

Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Masontown

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care, P. O. Box 760, Arthurdale,. WV

26520

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com


Clara Galusky Obit

Clara Zelinski Galusky, 94, of Bretz , passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at home.

She was born November 10, 1911 , in Mulga, Alabama , a daughter of the late Walenti

(Wally) and Sophia Zelinski.

She retired from Sterling Faucet after 28 years and was a member of the St. Zitas

Catholic Church in Masontown.

She is survived by two sons and spouses; James and Jo Ann Galusky and John and Peggy

Galusky both of Masontown, five grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Galusky; two brothers and two sisters.

Friends will be received at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Saturday, April 8,

2006 from 6-8 pm and Sunday, April 9, 2006 from 5-8 pm, with a Christian Wake service

at 7:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 10, 2006 at

10 am, at the St. Zita Catholic Church of Masontown with the very Rev. Fr. Mark E.

Ward, CP as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Masontown Cemetery in Masontown,

WV.

Memorial Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice Care Corp., PO Box 760,

Arthurdale, WV 26520

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com



John Wayne Simpson Sr., 63, of Grafton, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

 

He was born February 8, 1943 in Preston, the son of the late James Oliver and Gertrude Ruth Menear Simpson.

 

He is survived by one son, John Wayne Simpson, Jr. and wife Charlene of Columbiana, OH; two brothers, William Simpson of Preston and George Simpson of Grafton; three sisters, Betty Sagger of Terra Alta, Ruby Bolyard of Howesville and Margaret Gibson of Columbiana, OH; three grandchildren, Nakesha Oliver of Jacksonville, NC, Shawna Simpson and Mercedes Simpson, both of Columbiana, OH and a great-grandson, Sean A. Oliver of Jacksonville, NC.

 

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Harry Simpson, Allen Simpson, Roy Simpson, David Simpson, Gene Simpson, Everett Simpson and Glenn Simpson and three sisters, Dorothy Simpson, Anna Simpson and Sarah Simpson.

 

Private burial will be held at a later date. Browning Funeral Home, 201 East Main Street in Kingwood provided cremation services.


Richard "Sonny" Hall Obit

Richard "Sonny" Hall, 76, of Masontown , passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at

home.

He was born September 19, 1929 , in Buffington, PA, a son of the late James and

Beatrice Abrams Hall.

He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Reedsville. He served in the U.S.

Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the West Virginia University where he

worked at the Physical Plant and Knapp Hall.

He is survived by a step-daughter, Margaret Emerson of Masontown; three sisters, Joann

Boring and husband Junior of Masontown, Marlene Rohr of Masontown, and Betty Reed

of Reedsville; four grandchildren, Scott Emerson, Robby Emerson, Teresia Emerson, and

Heather Emerson.

He was preceded in death by his wife Josephine Labroni Emerson Hall on July 17, 1992;

a daughter, Monica Hall; a step-son, Larry Emerson; and a brother, James (Abe) Hall.

Friends will be received at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Tuesday, March

21, 2006 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8 pm and Wednesday, March 22, 2006 from noon till

the 2pm service time with Pastor Terry Hagedorn officiating. Burial will follow at the

Masontown Cemetery in Masontown, WV.

Condolences may be extended to the family at fieldfuneralhome@aol.com.


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