Our Obituaries

Barbara Ann Bowman

May 10, 1961 - February 20, 2017

Barbara Ann Bowman, 55, of Fairmont, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born in Germany on May 10, 1961, a daughter of the late Russell A. and Nancy C. (Ryder) Shaffer. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to play cards, cook and most of all spend time with her grandchildren. She...
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Randy Loyd Helms

January 28, 1961 - February 15, 2017

Randy Loyd Helms 56 of Bunner Ridge Community, passed away on February 15, 2017 at his home. He was born January 28, 1961 the son of the late Frank William and Patricia Ann (Prickett) Helms. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patty Carpenter Helms, his step children, Jody & Kim Neel, Connie & Steve Rush and John Allen Neel, step grandchildren, Steven Rush II, Cameron Rush, Sarah Neel and...
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Charles "Chuck" Richard Williams

August 30, 1932 - February 15, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Williams Charles "Chuck" Richard Williams, 84, of Fairmont, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He was born on August 30, 1932 to the late Elhannon and Lucy (Cornwell) Williams. He had a life-long interest in law enforcement, serving in the United States Army from 1952-54. He was retired from Fairmont State College where he worked as a security officer for...
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Frederick Carl Young

August 15, 1934 - February 15, 2017

Frederick C. Young Frederick Carl Young, 82, of Fairmont passed away early Wednesday morning, February 15, 2017 from advanced stage of COPD and emphysema. He was born on August 15, 1934 in Fairmont, son of the late William A. Young and Martha (Milbrad) Young. He was a faithful member of the Benton's Ferry United Methodist Church until the advanced stages of his illness. He served as an...
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Rodger William Merrill

December 7, 1947 - February 14, 2017

Rodger William Merrill, 69, of Lake Milton, Ohio, formerly of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. He was born in Fairmont on December 7, 1947 to the late William "Bill" and Emma Virginia (Carpenter) Merrill. Rodger, a proud Marine who served his country during the Viet Nam War, was an National Hot Rod Association enthusiast. Rodger is survived by his sister, Diann Hovatter and...
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Simon Alfred Tennant

February 10, 1926 - February 12, 2017

Simon A. Tennant Simon A. Tennant, 91, of Fairmont, Meadowdale Community, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Home in Clarksburg. He was born at Wadestown on February 10, 1926 son of the late Harley G. Tennant and Edith (Yost) Tennant. Simon was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in WWII. He worked 39 years at the aluminum plant on...
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Raymond Earl Roderick

February 12, 1935 - February 11, 2017

Raymond Roderick Raymond Earl Roderick, 81, of Grafton, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Grafton City Hospital. He was born in Fairmont on February 12, 1 935 the son of the late Namen and Goldie Pearl (Little) Roderick. Raymond worked in the Housekeeping Department of Fairmont General Hospital for over 29 years. He was a good Christian Man and a member of the First Baptist Church...
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Mildred Pauline Selders

September 4, 1921 - February 10, 2017

Mildred Pauline Selders Mildred Pauline Selders, 95, of Fairmont, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Taylor County on September 4, 1921, daughter of the late Bruce and Clara Brown Watkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Duard Selders in June of 2008. Pauline graduated from Grafton High School and Fairmont...
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Helen Louise Hess

August 16, 1930 - February 5, 2017

Helen Hess Helen Louise Hess, 86, of Fairmont, Bellview Community, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born in Marion County on August 16, 1930 the only daughter of the late Arlie Ray Ashcraft and Lulu Virginia (Hall) Ashcraft. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Robert Hess in April of 1999. Helen was a loving wife,...
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Burl Ross Heldreth, Jr

February 23, 1953 - January 31, 2017

Burl Heldreth, Jr. Burl Ross Heldreth, Jr., 63, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Japan on February 23, 1953 a son of the late Burl R. Heldreth, Sr. and Margaret Lucille (Compton) Heldreth. He had been employed in the maintenance department of the Fairmont Morgantown Housing Authority. Prior to that he had worked at Grandview...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Riggs

September 9, 1934 - January 27, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Riggs Elizabeth "Betty" A. Riggs, 82, of Fairmont, Winfield Community, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on September 9, 1934 a daughter of the late Edwin Ashcraft and Wanda (Zinn) Taylor. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Lawrence E. Riggs in January of 2001. She graduated...
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Gary Eugene Kittle

February 23, 1944 - January 25, 2017

Gary Kittle Gary Eugene Kittle, 72, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Fairmont on February 23, 1944 a son of the late Nathan Walter Kittle and Dorothy Ada (Garlow) Kittle. Gary attended East Fairmont High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army and Air Force. He had worked as a cook at Mom's...
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Leo Phillips Laratta

April 24, 1950 - January 24, 2017

Leo Phillips Laratta, 66, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. He was born on April 24, 1950 a son of Josephine Phillips Laratta of Fairmont and the late John Laratta He owned and operated the Quick Clean Laundromat on Speedway in Fairmont as well as several other businesses over the past 40 years. He was trained in business by his mother...
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Wanda Doris Rakocky

July 24, 1916 - January 23, 2017

Wanda Doris Rakocky Wanda Doris (Baker) Rakocky, 100, of Bentons Ferry, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017. She was born in Alvy, West Virginia, Tyler County, on July 24, 1916, to the late Mahlon and Mary (Wharton) Baker. Wanda was a homemaker and a life-long member of the Church of Christ in Fairmont. Survivors include her sons, John Rakosky and wife, Crystal, of Bentons Ferry and Michael...
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Mildreth Ruth Saporito

February 5, 1931 - January 21, 2017

Mildreth Saporito Mildreth Ruth Saporito, 85, of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Tygart Center at Fairmont. She was born in Mannington on February 5, 1931 a daughter of the late Orven M. Powell, Sr. and Audrey (Hutson) Powell. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, John A. Saporito. Mildreth was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great...
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John Lynn Stevens II

February 22, 1951 - January 20, 2017

John Lynn Stevens,II, 65, of Fairmont, West Virginia died peacefully on Friday January 20, 2017 at River Oaks surrounded by his family. He was born February 22, 1951 the son of Jo Romino Stevens Hamrick of Charleston and the late John "Jack" Stevens. He was a beloved husband, brother and uncle who enjoyed spending time with his loved ones playing basketball, board games, and practical jokes. ...
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Viola Lucy McIntyre

January 26, 1919 - January 19, 2017

Viola Lucy (Johnson) McIntyre, 97, of Fairmont passed away on January 19, 2017. She was born and lived in Fairmont most of her life. She was born on January 26, 1919. She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Knight Johnson and her mother, Grace Eleanor "Nellie" (McElfresh) Johnson. In addition to her parents, Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Harold McIntyre in 1955. ...
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Frank Paul Andy

July 20, 1947 - January 19, 2017

Frank Paul Andy, 69, of Pleasant Valley Community in Marion County, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home. He was born in Clarksburg on July 20, 1947 a son of the late Frank Andy and Victoria Urso Andy. He is survived by his devoted wife, Susan Saeler Andy. Frank graduated in 1965 from Washington – Irving High School in Clarksburg. He served his country in the United States...
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Mary Ann Wilson

February 24, 1941 - January 11, 2017

Mary Ann Wilson, 75, of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at home. She was born on February 24, 1941, in Marion County, a daughter of the late Lawrence "Chappy" and Myrtle (Morgan) Norris. Mary was an active member of the Christ United Methodist Church and later of Gateway United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for over 40 years. She was a loving mother...
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William Henry Hobbs

September 17, 1945 - January 11, 2017

William Henry Hobbs, 71, of Grant Town, passed away, after brief illness, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 17, 1945 in Mann, West Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife, Robyn (Serbaugh) Hobbs; a step-son, Tony Dezzutti and his family of Morgantown; three daughters, Melissa Hobbs, and Emily (Hobbs) Domer, both of Martinsburg,...
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Linda Ann Swisher

November 29, 1946 - January 11, 2017

Linda Ann Swisher, 70, of Fairmont, Kingmont Community, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at her home. Linda was born in Fairmont on November 29, 1946 a daughter of the late Richard Sturm and Maxine Johnson Sturm. Linda graduated from St. Peters High School and Fairmont State University with a degree in teaching. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She had worked at Gee Bee...
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Richard Clay Helm

July 12, 1940 - January 11, 2017

Richard Clay Helm, 76, of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at his home. He was born in Marion County on July 12, 1940 a son of the late Henry Clay Helm, Jr. and Violet (West) Huber. Richard graduated from East Fairmont High School and Allied Institute of Technology of Chicago. He retired from the Westinghouse/North American Philips plant in Fairmont where he was employed...
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Rose Ella Zannier

July 18, 1922 - January 11, 2017

Rose Zannier Rose Ella Zannier, 94, of Smithtown, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2 017 at the Pierpont Center at Fairmont. She was born in Wyatt on July 18, 1922 a daughter of the late Mike Sivnksty and Anna (Fultonovich) Sivnksty. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Philip J. Monell in 1956 and her second husband, Ray Zannier in 2004. Rose was a devoted homemaker, wife,...
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Robert "Bob" Luther LaFollette

May 28, 1943 - January 10, 2017

Robert L. "Bob" LaFollette, 73, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Bob was born May 28, 1943 in Fairmont, WV, son of the late Robert Marion LaFollette and Madalyn Layman LaFollette. Bob grew up in Fairmont, WV, and attended the local elementary school. Thereafter, Bob graduated from Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA, Class of 1962. He continued his education at...
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Donald Don Sheranko

July 17, 1936 - January 8, 2017

Donald "Don" Sheranko A day of rest has come to Donald "Don" Allen Sheranko, 80, of Montana Mines, when Jesus called him home on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at United Hospital Center, following a short battle of cancer. He was born on July 17, 1936 at Montana Mines a son of the late Mike Sheranko and Lilly (Elles) Sheranko. Don was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, the love of his life,...
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Fred Carol Conaway

July 15, 1931 - January 7, 2017

Fred Carol Conaway, 85, of Cornelius, North Carolina formerly of Fairmont died on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Cornelius, North Carolina. He was born in Barrackville a son of the late Harry and Arlene Ely Conaway. Fred proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard. He retired from the United Mine Workers Association working in the Barrackville Mines as a Supply Clerk. He had...
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Norma Jean Pritchard

October 13, 1933 - January 7, 2017

Norma Jean Pritchard, 83, of Fairmont, Meadowdale Community, passed away peacefully at John Manchin Sr. Health Care on Saturday, January 7, 2017. She was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on October 13, 1933 a daughter of the late Norman Francis Jumper and Violet A. (Worley) Jumper Stimeling. Jean graduated from High School in Pennsylvania in 1952. She worked as a clerk at the Sears store in...
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Joyce Hope Satterfield

October 12, 1936 - January 7, 2017

Joyce Satterfield Joyce Hope Satterfield, 80, of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. She was born in Millersville on October 12, 1936 a daughter of the late Lionel Hope and Eula Pearl Hovatter Watson. Joyce was Christian by faith and a loyal member of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Mountain William Strings (Mountain Dulcimer musician),...
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Dale Lloyd Clayton

October 12, 1933 - January 3, 2017

Dale Lloyd Clayton, 83, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center. Dale was born in Fairmont on October 12, 1933, a son of the late George Brooks and Esther Leah (Kirk) Clayton. Dale is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Ann (Murphy) Clayton; sons, Gary Clayton of Vero Beach, Florida, Don Metz and wife Donna, of Fairmont; daughter,...
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Donald Lee Moore

December 8, 1930 - January 2, 2017

Donald Lee Moore "Pap" December 8, 1930 – January 2, 2017 Donald "Pap" Lee Moore 86, of Farmington, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Grafton City Hospital with his wife and two daughters by his side. He passed due to severe health complications. Donald was born in Belington on December 8, 1930. He was one of 15 children born to the late Ralph and Edith (Price) Moore. Donald was a...
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Mary Eleanor Boyce

March 15, 1937 - January 2, 2017

Mary E. Boyce Mary Eleanor Coburn Boyce, 79, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Morgantown on March 15, 1937 a daughter of the late Albert Coburn and Mary Virginia Murray Coburn. Mary is survived by her husband of 64 years, Raymond C. Boyce, Sr. Mary was a devoted wife, homemaker mother and grandmother. She enjoyed...
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Richard Samuel Piccalo

July 7, 1940 - January 1, 2017

Richard Piccalo Richard Samuel Piccalo, 76, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Fairmont on July 7, 1940 a son of the late Tony A. Piccalo and Rose (Spatafore) Piccalo. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Kathy Gemondo Piccalo; His children, His son, Michael Anthony Piccalo and his wife Amy of Maryland; two daughters,...
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Eugene Windy Sapp

May 28, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Eugene "Windy" Sapp Eugene "Windy" Nelson Sapp, 87, of Fairmont, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at his home as the result of an accident that occurred in May of 2016. He was born in Fairmont on May 22, 1929 a son of the late Sherman Sapp and Zelda (Wheeler) Sapp. He worked as a Sears Service Technician and Supervisor for many years. He enjoyed woodworking and made several pieces of...
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Gerald Willard Kuhns

May 28, 1929 - January 1, 2017

Gerald Kuhns Gerald Willard Kuhns, 87, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Ridgeley, West Virginia on May 28, 1929 a son of the late Merrill Willard Kuhns and Flossie (Martin) Kuhns. Mr. Kuhns was a self-employed truck driver, driving for WS Thomas. He was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church. He so much...
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Geraldine Gerrie Morris

April 27, 1929 - December 30, 2016

Gerrie Morris Tilford Geraldine "Gerrie" Morris, 87, of Scratchers Run Road, Fairmont, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family and caregivers. She was born on August 27th, 1929, a daughter of the late Frank and Opal (Smyth) Bunner. Gerrie was a devoted wife, loving mother, and homemaker who was happiest when surrounded by family. She served...
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Christopher Newman Droppleman

January 16, 1948 - December 29, 2016

Christopher N. "Dropp" Droppleman passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Sistersville, WV on January 16, 1948, to the late Raymond A. and Margaret Gorman Droppleman. Chris is Roman Catholic by faith. When Chris was ten he and his family moved to Fairmont where he attended St. Peter's School and public schools having graduated from...
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Carney Truman Simmons

March 19, 1928 - December 29, 2016

Carney Truman Simmons, 88, of Davey's Run Community, Fairmont passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at his home. He was born in Fairmont on March 19, 1928 a son of the late Hazel Arbogast Simmons Hartley. Mr. Simmons retired from the Rivesville Power Plant with more than 20 years of service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a life-long member of the Moose club. He is survived by...
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Edwin Paul Wolf

October 7, 1925 - December 27, 2016

Edwin Paul Wolf, 91, of Fairmont, formerly of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at John Manchin Assisted Living in Farmington. He was born in Baltimore on October 7, 1925 a son of the late Edwin Wolf and Johanna Reif Wolf. Mr. Wolf retired from Alco Fence Company in Baltimore after several years of service. He was associated with Victory Baptist Church in Fairmont....
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Jess Edward Stewart, Jr.

January 15, 1923 - December 26, 2016

Jess Edward Stewart, Jr. 93, of Fairmont passed away on December 26, 2016 in his home on Bunner's Ridge surrounded by the love of his family. In the months preceding his death, Jess was deeply blessed by visits, calls, and cards from family and friends, as all who came in contact with his faith, wisdom, and sense of humor were blessed. Faith forged the foundation of Jess's life. Born in...
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Donald Eugene Wright

April 12, 1930 - December 19, 2016

Donald Eugene Wright, 86, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born in Fairmont on April 12, 1930 a son of the late Faye Wright and Janice Reynolds Dann. Don proudly served his country in the United State Navy from 1948 – 1952. He worked from 1961 to 1965 at the Twilight Theater, from 1965 – 1984 as manager of Mid-City Bowling Alley,...
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Edward Carl King

September 17, 1939 - December 18, 2016

Edward Carl King, 77, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Morgantown. He was born in Marion County on September 17, 1939 a son of the late Bernard C. King and Oma P. (Kennedy) King. Carl worked for the Marion County Board of Education as a custodian at Farmington High School, State Street School and East Fairmont High School. ...
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Larry Robert Comas

December 16, 1948 - December 17, 2016

Larry Comas Larry Robert Comas, 68, of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Fairmont on December 16, 1948 a son of the late Rev. Joseph Comas and Almeda Eugene (Lindsey) Comas. Mr. Comas graduated from Fairmont Senior High School. He had worked as a security guard for Security America. Prior to that he had worked at North...
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Naomi Pearl Davis

September 9, 1933 - December 17, 2016

Naomi Davis Naomi Pearl Davis, 83, of Fairmont, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Marion County on September 9, 1933 a daughter of the late Albert "Hop" Summers and Helen Summers Hartman. Mrs. Davis was a homemaker, dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the...
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John Edward Starn

November 22, 1946 - December 13, 2016

John Edward Starn, 70 of Rivesville passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Marion County on November 22, 1946 a son of the late Woodrow R. and Anna K. (Frederick) Starn. John graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1964. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a Radio Operator reaching the rank of...
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John Lee Pheasant

September 24, 1940 - December 6, 2016

John Lee Pheasant John Lee Pheasant, 76, of Morgan Ridge Community of Fairmont, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Marion County on September 24, 1940, the only child of the late Edelbert "Dell" Pheasant and Rosa Matilda (Bunner) Pheasant. John was a graduate of East Fairmont High School in 1957 and graduated from Fairmont State College...
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David Larry Rush

October 5, 1944 - December 4, 2016

David Larry Rush David "Dave" Larry Rush, 72, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Tygart Center at Fairmont. He was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on October 5, 1944 a son of the late Donald H. and Lucille Dunlap Rush. David proudly served his country in the United States Army in both the reserves and as an active duty soldier. He was a skilled Pilot and Sailor. He...
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Darrell Ray Lucas

February 10, 1945 - December 2, 2016

Darrell Ray Lucas Darrell Ray Lucas, 71, of Fairmont passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born at Bice's Run in Harrison County a son of the late Robert Woods Lucas and Isabelle (Harris) Lucas. Darrell was a coal miner for Consol Energy for 40 years and working at the Robinson Run Mine for most of his career. He was a member of the UMWA. He...
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Karen Lyn Smith

May 17, 1945 - November 30, 2016

Karen Lyn Smith, 71, of Fairmont, formerly of Buckhannon, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 17, 1945 a daughter of the late William E. Smith and Ethel Gay (Garbe) Smith. Karen was a homemaker and mother and a Catholic by Faith. She was a graduate of Linden-McKinley High School in Columbus, Ohio. She is...
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Roy Edward Shuck, Jr.

April 11, 1937 - November 29, 2016

Roy Edward Shuck, Jr., 79 of Fairmont, Pleasant Valley Community, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Meadowview Manor in Bridgeport. He was born in Fairmont on April 11, 1937 a son of the late Roy Edward Shuck, Sr. and Eledene Mallory Shuck. Mr. Shuck was a 1955 graduate of Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg and a member of the Fairmont Masonic Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M. He retired...
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Dora Lawson

April 21, 1921 - November 28, 2016

Dora Lawson Dora Lawson, 95, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 at her home. She was born at Pine Grove in Wetzel County on April 21, 1921 the last surviving child born to John Nelson Shreve and Rosie Solival Shreve. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, William Alfred Lawson, Sr. in January of 2012. Dora was a devoted wife, homemaker and mother. In...
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William Anthony Fogus

October 16, 1953 - November 27, 2016

William Fogus William Anthony Fogus, 63, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home following a long struggle with ALS. He was born in Maryland on October 16, 1953 a son of the late Robert Fogus and Pearl (Hill) Fogus. William proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and fifteen years in the Army Reserves. Following his military service, he worked...
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Doris W. Bunner

June 20, 1925 - November 17, 2016

Doris Wannee Bunner, 91, of Fairmont, peacefully passed away at her home on Thursday, November 17, 2016 surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Fairmont on June 20, 1925 the last survivor of the children born to the late Leroy and Wilma Elsie (Rogers) Bunner. Miss Bunner graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1942 and later graduated from the West Virginia Business College. ...
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Maxwell "Max" Malone Rogers

March 12, 1922 - November 16, 2016

Maxwell Malone Rogers passed from this life on November 16, 2016 after a short period of declining health. Max was born on March 12, 1922 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. He was the third child off the late Arthur Clay Rogers and Helen Virginia Malone Rogers. His paternal grandparents were Robert Lee Rogers and Cenith Bell Halterman Rogers; maternal grandparents were Benjamin Franklin...
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Joe Yanego

December 19, 1921 - November 16, 2016

Joe Yanego Joe Yanego, 94, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Fitzwaters Assisted Living following a long illness. He was born at Jordan in Marion County on December 19, 1921 a son of the late Mike Yanego and Mary (Taray) Yanego. Joe proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He first worked at the Jordan Mine and retired from Humphrey Mine. He...
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Betty Lee Watkins

March 22, 1923 - November 15, 2016

Betty Lee Watkins, 93, of Fairmont, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born March 22, 1923, in Everettville, a daughter of the late John Heller and Madge Louise (Goodwin) Davis. Betty graduated from Farmington High School in 1941 and attended Fairmont Business College. She was employed in the accounting office at Owens-Illinois Glass Plant and in the...
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Ruby Lee Saurborn

July 29, 1936 - November 13, 2016

Ruby Saurborn Ruby Lee Saurborn, 80, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Madison House Nursing and Rehab Center in Morgantown. She was born in Marion County on July 29, 1936 a daughter of the late Benjamin M. Swisher and Esther Lucille (Gibson) Swisher. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Saurborn, in April of 2011. The couple were married in 1956. ...
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Patricia "Patty' Ann Ailstock

January 26, 1937 - November 7, 2016

Patricia "Patty" Ann (Baker) Ailstock, 79, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 at the Tygart Center of Fairmont. She was born in Marion County on January 26, 1937 a daughter of Cecil Alden Baker and Mary Grace (Mc Vaney) Baker. Patty graduated from East Fairmont High School. She had worked at Westinghouse Lamp Plant and retired from the Times West Virginian in circulation...
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James "Matt" Posey

February 26, 1976 - November 5, 2016

James "Matt" Matthew Posey, of Fairmont, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born in Fairmont on February 26, 1976 the only son of Lynette (Hearn) Posey of Grant Town and the late James Lee Posey. Matt graduated from North Marion High School in 1995. He was currently employed as a Motorcar operator for Arch Coal Company at the Leer Mine in...
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Glenda Arlene Hardway

February 8, 1935 - November 5, 2016

Glenda A. Hardway Glenda Arlene Hardway, 81, of Fairmont, Hopewell Community, died on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Marion County on February 8, 1935 a daughter of the late Glenn Carpenter and Laura Swisher Carpenter. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Delbert Hardway. Glenda graduated from East Fairmont High School., where she...
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Jo Anne Bollinger

April 19, 1932 - November 4, 2016

Jo Anne Bollinger Jo Anne Bollinger 84, of Fairmont passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born in Fairmont on April 19 1932 a daughter of the late Henderson Holcomb and Marqurite Tichnell Holcomb Bartholow. Jo Anne had worked at the Owens Illinois Glass Plant for several years. She was a member of the Baptist Temple. Jo Anne and her late husband...
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Catherine "Kitty" Snider Jones

October 26, 1932 - October 31, 2016

Catherine "Kitty" Snider Jones, 84, passed away on October 31, 2016, at Compassionate Care in Canton, Ohio. She was born October 26, 1932, in Mannington, West Virginia (Dent's Run Community), the first daughter of Gilbert and Ruth Ryan Snider. Catherine attended Mannington High School and after graduating she married and moved to Canton, Ohio. Always the hard worker, Catherine worked at...
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Naomi June Miller

January 8, 1944 - October 29, 2016

Naomi Miller Naomi June Miller, 72, of Four States passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She was born in Marion County on January 8, 1944 a daughter of the late Herman Martin and Delphia Jones Martin. Mrs. Miller was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. In addition, she had been employed in the laundry...
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Robert Ray Jordan, Sr.

February 10, 1932 - October 24, 2016

Robert "Bob" Ray Jordan, Sr., 84, of Fairmont, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Fairview on February 10, 1932 a son of the late Earl Jordan and Octavia J. (Shaw) Jordan. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rosalyn "Rose" Rossi Jordan. After graduating from East Fairmont High School, Bob proudly served his country in the...
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Florence Pastsy Estel

May 9, 1942 - October 23, 2016

Florence "Patsy" Estel Florence "Patsy" Hilda Estel, 74, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday evening, October 23, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born in Marion County on May 9, 1942 a daughter of the late John A. Myers and Ada (Martin) Myers. Patsy graduated 7th in her class from East Fairmont High School in 1960, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a former...
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Adrianne Rachelle Marsh

September 30, 1978 - October 20, 2016

Adrianne Rachelle (Boyers) Marsh, 38, of Fairmont, passed peacefully on October 20, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Adrianne was born in Morgantown, the daughter of Jim Boyers of Fairmont and the late Betty Boyers. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Zach Marsh, two awesome children-twins Gracyn and Lucas, her brother Adam (Cortney) Boyers of Fairmont, mother-in-law Beth Marsh ...
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B. "Annie" Ann Mundy

February 2, 1938 - October 20, 2016

B. Ann "Annie" Mundy B. Ann "Annie" Mundy, 78 of Fairmont passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 surrounded by her family at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. She was born in Claysville, Pennsylvania on February 2, 1938 a daughter of the late Ray H. Taylor and Bertha Opal (Pattison) Taylor. Mrs. Mundy was a homemaker, devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a...
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Joshua Ryan Sloan

May 30, 1985 - October 17, 2016

Joshua Ryan Sloan, 31, of Fairmont, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016. Josh was born on May 30, 1985, in Marion County a son of the late James W. and Margaret (Wine) Sloan. He is survived by his wife, Maranda (Rager) Sloan; sons, Elias Sloan, Vincent Sloan, both of Fairmont; daughters, Jada Graham, Arianna Marie Sloan, both of Fairmont; brother, James Sloan, Jr. and wife Carol, of...
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Michael "Mick" Frank Thobois

January 23, 1946 - October 16, 2016

Michael "Mick" Frank Thobois, 70, of Fairmont, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. Mick was born on January 23, 1946, in Marion County to the late Frank O. and Violet J. (Bowers) Thobois. He was a US Navy veteran and a retired welder. He is survived by his sons; Shawn Thobois and wife, Angie, of Fairmont, Michael Thobois of Morgantown; grandchild, Autum...
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Alma Hawkins Satterfield

October 29, 1919 - October 13, 2016

Alma Satterfield Alma Hawkins Satterfield, 96, of Fairmont went to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at St. Barbara's Memorial Nursing Home in Monongah. She was born on October 29, 1919 in Fairmont a daughter of the late J. Guy and Nelle Harden Hawkins. She graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1937 and attended West Virginia Business College. She had been employed at...
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Randy R. Riffle

September 9, 1967 - October 12, 2016

Randy Riffle Randy Riffle Jr., 49, of Kingwood, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Randy was born on September 9, 1967 in Fairmont. Randy enjoyed coon hunting, deer hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He never came into contact with anyone who didn't have a shoe untied or glitter on their back. He is survived by his...
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Betty Lou Reaser

January 28, 1951 - October 11, 2016

Betty Lou Reaser, 65, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born in Fairmont on January 28, 1951 a daughter of the late Jacob "Cub" and Reeva Verelene Brown VanGilder. She enjoyed quilting and crafts. She was known for detail in decorating for the holidays. She especially enjoyed flea markets with her son and time with family. She was proud...
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Mary Elizabeth Boothe

May 16, 1937 - October 8, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Boothe Mary Elizabeth Boothe, 79, of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Tygart Center, Fairmont Campus. She was born on May 16, 1937 in Kanawha County to the late Delbert and Lula Morris Boggs. She was a devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was a Baptist by Faith. Mary enjoyed playing bingo and...
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Trena Jeannette Shuck

March 4, 1946 - October 6, 2016

Trena Jeannette Shuck 70, of Pleasant Valley, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Tygart Center at Fairmont following a long illness. She was born in Fairmont on March 4, 1946 a daughter of the late Rex Stutler, Sr and Wilma (Hawkins) Stutler. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph Howard Shuck in December of 2008. Trena attended Quiet Dell School and graduated from...
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Pauline Virginia Lake

January 5, 1940 - October 3, 2016

Pauline Virginia 76, of Fairmont went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2016. She was born in Marion County on January 5, 1940 the youngest daughter of the late Truman E. Phillips and Rosa (Vandergrift) Phillips. Mrs. Lake, a member of Viola Church, was employed by Johnny's Bakery, Holiday Inn, Warehouse Groceries and as a young lady did housecleaning and babysitting for neighbors in the...
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Arlie Grant Bissett

July 10, 1925 - October 2, 2016

Arlie Grant Bissett, 91 of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Marion County on July 10, 1925 a son of the late Eph. J. Bissett and Lula Alice Toothman Bissett. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Kathleen (Saunders) Bissett. Following his graduation from Barrackville High School, Mr. Bissett joined the United States...
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Brian "Henry" Joseph Critchfield

February 11, 1975 - September 29, 2016

Brian "Henry' Joseph Critchfield, 41, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at home. He was born on February 11, 1975, in Fairmont, a son of Carolyn Sue Slaughter and the late Joseph Freeman Critchfield. Henry is survived by his loving wife, Crystal (Freeland) Critchfield; son, B.J. Critchfield and fiancé, Jocilla Tucker of Fairmont; step-children, Jo Nel Boyce and Andy...
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Wayne Friend Eddy

July 29, 1930 - September 29, 2016

Wayne Friend Eddy, 86 of Fairmont, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Morgantown. He was born in Rivesville on July 29, 1930, the son of the late Shannon and Dorlah Friend Eddy. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Flora (Sypolt) Eddy. Mr. Eddy honorably served his country in the United States Army with the...
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Mildred Louise Cox

June 12, 1926 - September 27, 2016

Mildred Louise Cox, Age 90, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. She was born near Mill Creek on June 12, 1926, a daughter of the late George W. Shimer and Ona Riggleman Shimer. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Robert Lee Cox, on November 6, 2001. Louise is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and James Layman; two grandsons, Robert...
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Alberta Carpenter

April 18, 1925 - September 26, 2016

Adeline Alberta Carpenter, 91, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Pierpont Center. She was born April 18, 1925 at Smithtown, Monongalia County, WV. She was the oldest daughter of William Paul and Nellie Jeanette (Huffman) Kisner Brown. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Earl W. Carpenter in May of 1980. Alberta was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother...
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John Gilbert Uveges, Jr.

September 1, 1926 - September 24, 2016

John Gilbert Uveges, Jr., 90, of Barrackville, residing at McMurray Hills Manor, in McMurray, Pennsylvania, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, September 24, 2016. John was born September 1, 1926, at home in Rivesville, West Virginia, a son of late Elizabeth Toth Uveges and John Uveges. John was a retired business man who owned and operated Johnny's Amoco, Laundromat, and Used Car Lot in...
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James Carlton Watson

December 8, 1971 - September 19, 2016

James Carlton Watson, 44, of Fairmont, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016. He was born on December 8, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland a son of Richard Watson, Sr. and the late Shirley Elaine Grace. Jimmy was a handyman with a huge heart. He was a kind, caring man who often helped out people in need through his work. He was also collector of antique glass bottles and loved all outdoor...
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Frances Louise Rush

August 16, 1929 - September 19, 2016

Frances Louise Rush, 87, of Fairmont, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born on August 16, 1929, in Newark, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lawrence M. and Hazel L. (Greenwood) Brown. Frances loved country music and often sang at the Sagebrush Roundup. She was a member of the Baptist Temple and the Mission Circle there as well. She was...
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Constance Rae Humphrey

November 30, 1962 - September 18, 2016

Constance Rae Humphrey, 53, of Fairmont, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at home on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Connie was born on November 30, 1962, in Clarksburg to Janice Hamrick Fisher and the late David Thomas Fisher. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and godmother. Connie, a member of Faith Church International, enjoyed yard sales, crafts, gardening,...
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Sidney Dale Riggs, Jr.

September 14, 1953 - September 11, 2016

Sidney Dale Riggs, Jr. Sidney Dale Riggs, Jr., 62, of Shinnston, passed away at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. Sid was born on September 14, 1953, to the late Sidney Dale Riggs, Sr. and Mary Joann (Birdsell) Riggs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and most of all riding motorcycles. He is survived by his wife Annie Riggs of Grafton; brothers, Byron Ed Riggs and wife Nelvia, of Louisiana,...
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Ronald Newton Hess

September 15, 1944 - September 11, 2016

Ronald Hess Ronald Newton Hess, 71, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Marion County a son of the late Newton Hess and Mildred Rodetsky. Ronald worked as a tree trimmer with Aspen Tree Service and with his brothers at Lumberjack. He enjoyed attending the Meadowdale Wesleyan Church. Ronald was a friendly, kind...
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Peggy Carol Slider

March 1, 1935 - September 11, 2016

Peggy Slider Peggy Carol (Nestor) Slider, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at John Manchin Sr. Health Care Center. She was born in Parsons on March 1, 1935 a daughter of the late Clarence and Lucille Losh Nestor. Mrs. Slider was a homemaker and mother. In addition, she had worked for the Marion County Board of Education as a Janitor at East Dale School. She was a...
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Martha Maggie Henderson

March 4, 1927 - September 10, 2016

Martha E. Swisher Henderson, affectionately known as Maggie, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. She was born in Farmington on March 4, 1927, to the late Emmitt and Olive Reese Swisher, founders of Swisher's Barbecue in Rivesville WV. Martha graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and attended West Virginia University. She married...
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Opal Marie Dean

April 9, 1928 - September 8, 2016

Opal Dean Opal Marie Dean, 88, of Fairmont passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 8, 2016 at Pierpont Center at Fairmont. She was born in Preston County on April 9, 1928 a daughter of the late Clarence Temple and Grace (Mouser) Temple. Opal was raised by Sally Estlack of Fairmont who preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Dean; one sister, Margie...
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Prentis "Sarge" Burley Jenkins

April 14, 1945 - September 8, 2016

Prentis "Sarge" Burley Jenkins, 81, of Rivesville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg. He was born in the Hammond Community near Fairmont on April 14, 1935 a son of the late Charles Arthur Jenkins and Edith Kathleen (Neel) Jenkins. He graduated from Philip Barbour High School in 1953. He...
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Billy Dale Boggs

August 24, 1940 - September 3, 2016

Billy Boggs Billy Dale Boggs,76, of Pleasant Valley, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Richwood on August 24, 1940 a son of the late Ricie Boggs and Ida Hedger Boggs. Billy graduated from Richwood High School and Charleston Business College. He was a retired machinist, first working a Bradshaw's Hydraulics in Fairmont...
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Jo Ann Stiles

October 5, 1954 - September 1, 2016

Jo Ann Stiles, 61, of Fairmont passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. She was born in Fairmont on October 5, 1954 a daughter of the late Hugh F. Stiles and Hazel Bell (Jones) Stiles. Jo Ann enjoyed doing crafts and giving them to her family. She liked attending various religions services at the nursing home. Most of...
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Helen Christine Johnson

January 20, 1916 - August 29, 2016

Christine (Malone) Johnson, 100, of Fairmont, passed away Monday evening, August 29th, at Fairmont General Hospital. She was born in Smithtown, West Virginia in January 1916 to the late Allen Brooks and Pearl Ellen (DeVault) Malone. Christine graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1933 and from Fairmont State Teachers College in 1935. She taught school for twelve years and served as a...
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Clarence "Chicken" Benjamin Collins

April 1, 1939 - August 29, 2016

Clarence "Chicken" Benjamin Collins, 77, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fairmont. He was born in Farmington on April 1, 1939 a son of Annie Bell Horton of Farmington the late Marzell T. Collins, Sr. Clarence served in the United States Army Active Duty for 6 years and in the National Guard for 20 years. He retired from...
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Russell Coleman Shroyer

April 29, 1950 - August 24, 2016

RUSSELL SHROYER Russell Coleman Shroyer, 66, of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 24, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Fairmont on April 29, 1950 a son of the late Lewis Shroyer, Jr. and Mildred (Daughtery) Shroyer. Russell was a 1969 graduate of East Fairmont High School. He had worked as a Service Tech for Electric Control Systems for 17...
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C. Eugene "Gene" Snider

October 9, 1928 - August 22, 2016

C. Eugene Snider of Cape Coral, Florida, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016. He was born October 9, 1928, in Mannington, West Virginia, the eldest son of the Late Gilbert Roy and E. Ruth Ryan Snider of the Dent's Run Community. "Gene" is survived by his loving wife, Betty Marlene Swann Snider; his four sons, John R. Snider of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, James (Denise) Snider of Highland,...
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Fredrick Clark Heston

December 24, 1922 - August 21, 2016

Fredrick Clark Heston, 93 of Pleasant Valley, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg. He was born in Fairmont on December 24, 1922 a son of the late Burt and Josephine Clark Heston. He is survived by two brothers, Thomas Eber Heston and Patrick Heston both of Pleasant Valley; a sister Edna Clossen of Pleasant Valley;...
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Betty Lucille Boyers

August 15, 2016

Betty Boyers Betty Lucille Davis Boyers, 72, of Fairmont, died peacefully on August 15, 2016 at her residence surrounded by loving family. Betty was born in Clarksburg, daughter of the late Walter Jasper Davis and Marie Goodwin Davis. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jim Boyers; two wonderful children, son Adam and wife Cortney Boyers of Fairmont; daughter Adrianne and husband...
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Christine Ethel McRobie

February 12, 1940 - August 11, 2016

Christine Ethel McRobie (76), passed away on August 11, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Hospital after a bout of pneumonia. She was the daughter of Cam and Juanita Bucklew of Fairmont, West Virginia. Christine grew-up on Dunham Lick Run (aka Bucklew Hollow) with her brothers Denzil, Robert, Cecil and Junior. She graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1957. Shortly after graduation, she married...
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Evelyn Yanego

October 13, 1931 - August 7, 2016

Evelyn Yanego Evelyn Gurin Yanego, 84, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. She was born in Marion County on October 31, 1931 a daughter of the late Alexander Gurin and Anna Fultonovich Gurin. Evelyn was a graduate of East Fairmont High School. She had worked for more than 18 years at Fairmont General Hospital as a Nurses Aid. ...
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Betty Harriett Wilson

January 3, 1926 - August 6, 2016

Betty H. Wilson Betty Harriett Wilson (Spiker), 90 of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation, formerly Arbors Nursing Home at Fairmont. She was born in Kitzmiller, Maryland on January 3, 1926 a daughter of the late John and Thelma Conners Spiker. Betty was a graduate of Rivesville High School. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother,...
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