Our Obituaries

Brenda Lee King

December 4, 1961 - April 24, 2017

Brenda Lee King, 55, of Fairmont, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on December 4, 1961, a daughter of the late William Winfield Jones and Edith Lee (Slusser) Jones. Family and friends may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home 209 Merchant Street from 10am to 2pm Friday. The funeral service will be at 2:00pm Friday,...
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Marta Polanka

July 27, 1938 - April 23, 2017

Marta Polanka Marta (Polena) Polanka, 78, of Halleck Road, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown. She was born in Velky Bor, Czechoslovakia, on July 27, 1938, the daughter of the late Josef Polena and Ana (Hlavacova) Polena. Marta was married to her beloved husband, Karel Polanka, on December 27, 1956. She was a professional chef in her country...
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Evelyn Frances Hornick

June 1, 1929 - April 19, 2017

Evelyn Hornick Evelyn Frances Hornick, 87, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Pierpont Center at Fairmont. She was born in Marion County on June 1, 1929 a daughter of the late Carl and Gladys (Satterfield) DeBolt. Mrs. Hornick graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1950. She worked as a nurses Aid at Fairmont General Hospital in her younger years. She retired from...
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John Antonio Saporito

April 27, 1926 - April 17, 2017

John Antonio Saporito, 90, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Tygart Center at Fairmont. He was born at Farmington on April 27, 1926 a son of the late Andrea Saporito and Josephine (LaMalfa) Saporito. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years in January 2017. The couple were married on November 5, 1949. John served his country in the United States Army during...
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Richard Lee Cottrill

July 30, 1991 - April 16, 2017

Richard Lee Cottrill, 25 of Bridgeport passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, as a result of a ATV accident. He was born in Fairmont on July 30, 1991 a son of Mark and Laura Carter Cottrill of Bridgeport. Richard was owner and operator of Cottrill's Logging. He loved having his own business and he worked hard at it. His favorite times were those spent with his family and friends. Richard was...
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John "Johnnie" Wesley Bonner

April 14, 1975 - April 15, 2017

John Bonner John "Johnnie" Wesley Bonner, 42, of Fairmont passed from this life on April 15, 2017 from a heart attack. He was born on April 14, 1975 in Fairmont the son of Cheryl L. Bonner of Fairmont and the late John W. Bonner. Bonner was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He was employed by the Marion County Board of Education for the last seven years and delivered newspapers for...
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David Lynn Holbert

January 7, 1947 - April 13, 2017

David Lynn Holbert, 70, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Grafton City Hospital in Grafton. He was born on January 7, 1947 in Weston, a son of the late George B. and Eloise VanHorn Holbert. After serving twenty-five years with the United States Air Force, he retired from the State of West Virginia working in the Department of Veteran's Affairs. He was a member of Bible...
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Frances "Babes" Anna Koch

March 5, 1940 - April 13, 2017

Frances "Babes" Anna Koch Frances "Babes" Anna Koch, 77, of Fairmont passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. She was born on March 5, 1940, in Marion County, a daughter of the late Anthony "Tony" and Agnes (Syrieka) Zabolotny. She held a deep compassion for the common man. She had a gift in her heart to make people feel better just by listening and...
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William Kenneth Martin

June 10, 1930 - April 13, 2017

William Kenneth Martin, 86 of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Fairmont on June 10, 1930 a son of the late William Russell Martin and Mary (Carpenter) Martin. He is survived by his loving wife, Judith Ann (Myers) Martin. The couple were married in November of 1958. He served his country in the United States Navy. Kenneth...
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Lois Jean Hawley

September 7, 1931 - April 8, 2017

Lois Hawley Lois Jean (Bunner) Hawley, 85, of Smithtown Community, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with her loving family at her side. She was born in Fairmont on September 7, 1931 a daughter of the late Randolph Bunner and Gladene (Kinkaid) Bunner. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James R. Hawley, Sr. Lois was raised and lived most of her life in the Smithtown...
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Donald Ray Hayhurst

May 12, 1934 - April 7, 2017

Donald R. Hayhurst Donald Ray Hayhurst, of Piney Run Community, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 at his home. He was born on May 12, 1934 in Marion County a son of the late Blaine and Martha (Hawkins) Hayhurst. Donald, a graduate of East Fairmont High School, was a Christian by faith. He attended the Mt. Sharon Free Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served on the U.S.S....
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Mary Bell Angle

February 27, 1946 - April 5, 2017

Mary Angle Mary Bell Angle, 71, departed this life on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was born to loving parents, the late Rev. Alex and Evelyn Greenlee on February 27, 1946 in Fairmont. Mary was the proud mother of three children, George Angle III of Boynton Beach, Florida, Carlos Angle of Fairmont and Ronda Angle of Lewis Center,...
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Irma Mae Worth

January 20, 1935 - April 5, 2017

Irma Mae Worth, 82, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family.
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Wilma Dana Stanley

August 25, 1918 - April 5, 2017

Dana Stanley Wilma Dana Stanley, 98 of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Pleasant Acres Christian Haven. She was born at Jake's Run in Monongalia County on August 25, 1918 a daughter of the late Calvin C. Eddy and Amanda Ellen (McCord) Eddy. She was preceded in death by her husband Dewey C. Stanley. Dana graduated from Fairview High School class of 1936 and the Fairmont...
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Leota Imogene Rager

April 26, 1930 - April 4, 2017

Leota Imogene Rager, 86, of Fairmont went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. She was born in Fairmont on April 26, 1930 a daughter of the late William Henry Rager and Edith Opal (Hawkins) Rager. Leota attended First Church of the Nazarene. She had worked as a sales clerk at G. C. Murphy and retired from Rider Pharmacy. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, doing word...
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Jonathan Travis

September 1, 1923 - April 4, 2017

Jonathan "Jon" Travis, 93 of Worthington passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born in Marion County on September 1, 1923 the son of the late Victor A. and Issie Mae Carpenter Travis. Jon served as a paratrooper and technician fifth grade, with the 3rd Battalion 511th Parachute Infantry in the United States Army during WWII. He...
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Frederick Leslie Turner

April 20, 1924 - April 1, 2017

Frederick Leslie Turner, 92, of Fairmont, passed away on April 1, 2017, at Tygart Center in Fairmont. All arrangements are private.
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Helen Susan Wine

April 25, 1948 - March 31, 2017

Helen Susan Wine Beloved sister, Helen Susan Wine, 68 of Fairmont passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at her home. She was born in Fairmont on April 25, 1948 a daughter of the late Elijah Paul Morgan and Mary Jane (Herron) Morgan. Susan most enjoyed times with her family. She is survived by a brother, Elijah Paul Morgan II and his wife Melanee of Fairmont; two sisters, Nancy McNunis and...
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Helen Susan Wine

April 25, 1948 - March 31, 2017

Helen Susan Wine, 68, of Fairmont, passed away on March 31, 2017, at home. All arrangements are private.
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Todd Payton

August 15, 1972 - March 29, 2017

Todd Payton Robert Todd Payton, 44, of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh as the result of a sudden illness. He was born on August 15, 1972, in Fairmont, a son of Robert E. and LeeAnn (Metz) Payton. Todd enjoyed playing softball with his dad, brother, and his boys, watching his children play sports and most of all spending time with...
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Alfred Wayne Corbin, Sr.

September 23, 1925 - March 29, 2017

Alfred Wayne Corbin, Sr, 91 of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Fairmont on September 23, 1925 one of fourteen children born to the late Joseph E. Corbin and Myrtle Ethel (Rudy) Corbin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann (Reese) Corbin in February of 2003. Alfred proudly served his country during World War II in...
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Otis Elmer Smith

February 7, 1947 - March 26, 2017

Otis Smith Otis Elmer Smith, 70, of Fairmont, Monumental Community, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at his home. He was born in Monongalia County on February 7, 1947 a son of the late Granville Smith and Eleanor (Gill) Smith. He proudly served his country in the United Marines. He had worked at Westinghouse/ North American Philips and retired from Federal #2. Otis is survived by his...
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Barrett Lija Masters

March 24, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Barrett Lija Masters Barrett Lija Masters got his wings and went to heaven to be with his grandmother, Rose (Slider) Morris on March 24 2017 at 8:22 pm. He left behind his Parents, James Richard Patrick Masters and Andrea Rose Wright of Farmington; his grandparents Jimmy and Diana Masters of Farmington, Larry Morris of Fairmont and Mark and Debi Wright of Fairmont and his great grandparents,...
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Mildred Frances Filius

June 2, 1923 - March 24, 2017

Mildred Frances Roderick Filius, 93, of Fairmont, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 in her home of 65 years. She was born June 2, 1923, in Kingmont, WV, the youngest daughter of the late Charles Lewis and Fannie Sylvia Dillon Roderick. Survivors include a son, Charles A. Filius of Avalon, CA;. a nephew, William C. Powell II, and wife, Jane, of Kodak, TN; ten great nieces and nephews, several...
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Donald Donnie Stemple

June 10, 1951 - March 18, 2017

Donald "Donnie" Stemple Donald L. "Donnie" Stemple, 65, of Fairmont, formally of Halleck Road passed away quietly at Ruby Memorial Hospital with his family at his side. Donnie is the son of Donald "Pete" Stemple of Fairmont and the late Myra "Lou" Shorter Riddle. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Patty Jackson. Donnie was a retired truck driver putting in over 30 years of driving...
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Harold "Bucky" Marselles Rush

January 25, 1926 - March 17, 2017

Harold "Bucky" Rush Harold "Bucky" Marselles Rush, 91, of Bunner Ridge Community, Fairmont, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at his home. He was born in Marion County on January 25, 1926 a son of the late W. R. Henry Rush and Myrtle L. "Lula" (Valentine) Rush. He was a graduate of East Fairmont High School and served his country in the United States Air Force. Bucky retired from Sharon...
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Dorothy "Dot" Louise King

April 14, 1945 - March 16, 2017

Dorothy "Dot" Louise King, 71, of Rivesville, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born at Mill Creek on April 14, 1945 a daughter of the late Carl Wesley Potts and Dicie Potts. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Alonzo "Pete" King in August of 2013. She was a wonderful homemaker, devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed...
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Susan Andrea Harding

October 16, 1972 - March 16, 2017

Susan Andrea Harding Susan A. Vincent Harding, 44, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her residence. She was born at Fairmont, WV on October 16, 1972, a daughter to David Wayne Vincent and Mary Kathryn (Shaw) Knoll. Susan was a 1990 graduate of East Fairmont High School and a graduate of Clarksburg Beauty Academy in 1992. She was a licensed beautician for over 25 years...
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Patty Sue Mason

October 5, 1945 - March 16, 2017

Patty Sue Mason, 71, of Fairmont passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at John Manchin Health Care Center. She was born in Marion County on October 5, 1945 a daughter of the late Earl West and Clara Moats West. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Greg Mason. Patty had worked at Marion Health Care as a nurse's aide and as a correctional officer at the Marion County Sheriff's Department...
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Ruth JoAnn Yow

February 24, 1933 - March 13, 2017

Ruth Joann Yow, 84, of the Winfield Community, Fairmont, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Marion County on February 24, 1933, a daughter of the late Paul O. and Willa Blanche (Purkey) Moran. Ruth, a former employee of Owens-Illinois, loved to crochet, make quilts and tend to her flower garden. She enjoyed telling jokes and making...
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Michael Eber Pickering

October 23, 1987 - March 13, 2017

Michael E. Pickering, 29, of Fairmont entered Heaven with loving arms around him, on Monday, March 13, 2017. He was born in Morgantown on October 23, 1987 a son of Shelia (Benson) Ledsome and Cecil Ledsome of Fairmont. He was a wonderful son, father and brother. Michael was a very caring, loving, kind and giving person. Michael was a talented artist and cook. He enjoyed country and rock music...
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David Cromwell Graham

April 30, 1952 - March 10, 2017

David Cromwell Graham, 64 of Fairmont passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born on April 30, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio, a son of the late Harold Cromwell Graham and Ella Jean (Bock) Graham. David proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. As a civilian, he honored his fellow veterans by participating in military funerals with the Marion County Veterans...
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J. Maxine Lough

July 12, 1934 - March 9, 2017

J. Maxine Lough, 82 of Fairmont passed away on March 9, 2017 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 12, 1934 in Clarksburg a daughter of the late Marshall C. Booth and Hattie A. Cottrill Booth. She retired from John Manchin, Sr. Health Care after 20 years of service in the housekeeping department. She enjoyed crocheting and working puzzles books. She enjoyed spending time...
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Buddy Wayne Martin

January 23, 1954 - March 9, 2017

Buddy Wayne Martin, 63, of Fairmont, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born on January 23, 1954, in Fairmont, a son of the late Richard Martin and Dollie (Merrill) Martin. He worked for the City of Fairmont for several years as a heavy Equipment operator. His many interest included, C.B. Radio and working with leather. His great joy was his family...
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Evelyn "Peggy" Bowman

August 30, 1919 - March 9, 2017

On March 9, 2017 Vada Evelyn "Peggy" Shimer Bowman went home to her Lord and Savior. Evelyn was well known in Fairmont, Marion County and environs as "The Stanley Lady." Evelyn was born on August 30, 1919 in Calhoun Co. to the late Sherman Smith Shimer and his wife Mary Catherine "Kate" Hayes. Her older sister, Ethel, named her Vada after a pleasant area in Calhoun Co., but her family called...
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Timothy "Tim" Joseph Vandergrift

July 6, 1951 - March 2, 2017

Timothy Joseph Vandergrift Timothy "Tim" Joseph Vandergrift, 65, of Mannington, passed away at home on Thursday, March 2, 2017. He was born in Fairmont on July 6, 1951, a son of the late Lewis Vandergrift and Virginia (Fleming) Eneix. Tim was a graduate of East Fairmont High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam War. He attended Fairmont State...
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Alan Ray Gifford

March 24, 1966 - February 25, 2017

Alan Ray Gifford, 50, of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his home. He was born in Fairmont on March 24, 1966 the only child of Marilyn (Jackson) Gifford and the late Col. Richard E. Gifford. Alan graduated from East Fairmont High School and Webster College. He had worked for General Delivery and most recently sold on EBay. His passion was music. Alan was an extremely...
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John Aaron Sanders

September 25, 1946 - February 25, 2017

John Sanders John Aaron Sanders, 70 of Shinnston, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at United Hospital Center. He was born in Marion County on September 25, 1946 a son of the late Clarence E. "Buster" Sanders and Cora Ellen (Eberly) Sanders. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Florence (Carpenter) Sanders. John served in the National Guard and worked for several years at...
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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 a 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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