Our Obituaries

Doris King

April 23, 1931 - June 27, 2017

Doris Jean King, 86, of Kingmont Community, Fairmont, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. She was born on April 23, 1931 in Fairmont, West Virginia, to the late Leo Coen and Stella (Woods) Coen. Doris was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a former member of Kings Creek Union Chapel of Weirton, and a member Mt. Harmony Community Church. Doris...
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Thelma Louise Drake

November 18, 1925 - June 20, 2017

Thelma Louise Drake, 91, of Fairmont went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Marion County on November 18, 1925 a daughter of the late Zedoc Haines Malone and Eva Maude (Horner) Malone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert "Whitey" Drake in 1974. Thelma graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1943. She...
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Frank Iaquinto

December 29, 1926 - June 12, 2017

Frank Iaquinto, 90, of Fairmont, passed peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2017 at home with family at his side. He was born in Clarksburg on December 29, 1926 and was the son of Samuel L. and Mary (Caresco) Iaquinto. Before entering the military, Frank attended East Fairmont High School and was employed at Owens- Illinois Glass Company. He always had a strong love for family and country. In...
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Gary Crouso

May 14, 1942 - June 10, 2017

Gary Crouso, 75, of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Clarksburg on May 14, 1942 a son of the late Cecil Crouso and Margaret (Isner) Crouso. Gary graduated from Roosevelt-Wilson High School in Clarksburg. He worked 42 years at Philips Lighting as a machine attendant. He enjoyed NASCAR and Dirt Racing. Gary will be remembered...
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Ray R Rogers

July 14, 1932 - June 9, 2017

Ray R Rogers, 84, of Mount Harmony Community, Fairmont peacefully passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 at his home. He was born in Winfield Community on July 14, 1932 the son of the late Worley and "Virgie" Virginia (Lake) Rogers. Ray graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1950. He was a veteran of the Korean War as a member of the United States Navy Seabees, serving from 1952-1956 in...
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Robert Yanero

April 16, 1936 - June 6, 2017

Robert Lee Yanero Robert Lee Yanero, 81 of Monongah passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at his home. He was born in Monongah on April 16, 1936 a son of the late Albert and Esther Coleman Yanero. He proudly served his country for 16 years in the United States Army National Guard. He had worked as a coal miner for Grant Town Federal Number 1. He enjoyed gardening and time spent with...
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Charles "Eddie" Anderson

August 22, 1920 - June 5, 2017

Charles "Eddie" Anderson Charles "Eddie" Anderson, 96, of Fairmont went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 5, 2017 at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. He was born on August 22, 1920 at Kodol in Wetzel County the only child of the late Fred Anderson and Vera Marie (Hudson) Anderson. Mr. Anderson proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Army as a Technician...
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Lyle Reese

October 15, 1936 - June 5, 2017

Lyle Reese Lyle Vance Reese, 80, of Meadowdale, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Clarksburg. He was born in Fairmont on October 15, 1936, to Herschel and Ruth Davis Reese, but was primarily raised and influenced by his grandparents, Benjamin and Jayna Criss Reese. Lyle served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Taconic. He retired...
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Terry James Vitarelli

November 25, 1939 - May 28, 2017

Terry J. Vitarelli Mr. Terry James Vitarelli, 77, of Fairmont, passed away on Sunday morning (May 28, 2017) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born November 25, 1939, in Waynesburg, PA., the only child of the late James Benny Vitarelli, formally of Waynesburg, PA., and the late Hazel Mae (Knight) Vitarelli, formally of Waynesburg, PA. Mr. Vitarelli was a 1957 graduate of...
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John Michael Woodburn

April 25, 1961 - May 24, 2017

John Michael Woodburn, age 56, passed away on May 24, 2017, at his home in Clover, SC., as the result of a massive heart attack. He was born on April 25, 1961, in Fairmont a son of Donna Arnett Woodburn of Fairmont and late Lee E. Woodburn. In addition to his mother, John is survived by his friend and former wife, Michelle Rundle Woodburn, to whom he was married for 33 years. He also is...
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Gary Birdsell

May 18, 2017

Gary Birdsell Gary Lee Birdsell, 66, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at River Oaks Nursing Home in Clarksburg. He is survived by his wife Janis Birdsell; and his father, Byron H. Birdsell, Jr. There will be a graveside service held at West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown at a later date with the Taylor County Honor Guard performing military rites. Carpenter and...
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Kevin Lee Moore

April 18, 1959 - May 17, 2017

Kevin Lee Moore, 58 of Fairmont, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on May 17th, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Marion County on April 18th, 1959, a son of Lucille (Jeffries) Moore and the late Rex Moore of Fairmont. Mr. Moore had worked at North American Phillips, Hills Department Store in Bellview and retired from the Dominion Post after 16 years. Kevin...
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Conner Eugene & Jazmine Faith Jenkins

May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Conner Eugene Jenkins Jazmine Faith Jenkins Conner Eugene Jenkins and Jazmine Faith Jenkins were called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Conner and Jazmine are the infant twins of Donald Jenkins III and Ashley Costello of Baxter. In addition to their parents they are survived by their grandparents, Mary Costello, Sandy Glover, Bobby Graham and Thomas Perkins of Baxter and...
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Judith Ann Morgan

August 16, 1943 - May 13, 2017

Judith "Judy" Ann Morgan, 73 of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at St. Barbara's Memorial Nursing Home in Monongah. She was born on August 16, 1943 in Marion County a daughter of the late Paul Waitman Morgan and Nellie Maxine (Hinzman) Morgan. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had last worked at Side Street Deli in Fairmont which was co-owned by her...
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William "Bill" Russell Smith

May 9, 1955 - May 12, 2017

William (Bill) Russell Smith, 62 passed away on Friday May 12, 2017. He was born in Weston, WV on May 9, 1955 to Wilma (Taylor) and Adrian Smith. He met the love of his life Linda Konopko and was married September 13th, 1980. Bill served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army from 1986 through 1997 in the 1st Calvary Infantry Division. He was involved in Operation Desert Storm and...
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Larry Gene Keller

December 28, 1947 - May 11, 2017

Larry Gene Keller Larry Gene Keller, of Fairmont, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 11, 2017. He was born in Fairmont on December 28, 1947, the only son of the late Francis Adrian Keller and Pearl Irene (Charkandy) Keller. Larry was a kind, loving man and a hard worker, accommodating the customers while working at Speedway Market and serving the community as a custodian for Fairmont...
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Ronald Ron Kyer, Sr.

March 18, 1962 - May 7, 2017

Ronald "Ron" Kyer, Sr. Ronald "Ron" Paul Kyer, Sr., 55, of Worthington passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Weston on March 18, 1962 a son of the late General Smith Kyer and Mary J. (Burkhammer) Kyer. Ronald was an excellent carpenter and a member of the Iron Workers Union. He loved life, enjoyed riding his four- wheeler and hunting. He most enjoyed...
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Raymond Robert DeAntonis

February 17, 1938 - May 5, 2017

Raymond DeAntonis Raymond Robert DeAntonis, 79 of Morgantown, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 a Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born in Morgantown on February 17, 1938 a son of the late Joseph DeAntonis and Nellie (DePropero) DeAntonis. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Jean (Jones) DeAntonis. Raymond graduated from Morgantown High School, class of 1955 and attended West...
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Verna Virginia Raikes

September 22, 1938 - May 3, 2017

Verna Raikes Verna Virginia Raikes, 78 of Fairmont has gone to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Acuity Specialty Care Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio. She was born in Fairmont on September 22, 1938 a daughter of the late Lawrence Shreve and Rosa Belle (Ayers) Shreve. She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was former member of Faith Church International, where...
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Deanna Dale Baker

January 7, 1962 - April 30, 2017

Deanna Dale Baker, of Fairmont was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 30, 2017 unexpectedly. She was born in Fairmont on January 7, 1962 a daughter of Doris Marlene (Decker) Jackson of Fairmont and the late Bernard Lewis Jackson. Deanna was currently employed at Arts and Antiques Marketplace. She had also been employed as a manger of Goodwill and Kentucky Fried Chicken in...
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Maude Marie Urse

April 15, 1925 - April 29, 2017

Maude Marie (Rogers) Smith Urse, 92, of Fairmont, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Paisley, West Virginia on April 15, 1925 a daughter of the late Arthur Clay and Helen Virginia (Malone) Rogers. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Keith David Smith and Frank B. Urse. Mrs. Urse graduated from East Fairmont High...
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Lillian Mae Morgan

December 29, 1931 - April 26, 2017

Lillian Mae Morgan, 85, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Bridgeport Health Care Center. She was born in Marion County on December 29, 1931 the only daughter of late Arl Lee and Grace Mae (Linn) Vincent. She was a loyal member of Victory Baptist Church. She enjoyed bowling and belonged to the Owens-Illinois Gun Club. Lillian was an avid shopper. She and her husband...
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Kenneth Spencer Adams

January 24, 1942 - April 24, 2017

Kenneth Spencer Adams Kenneth Spencer Adams, 75, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at John Manchin Sr. Health Care. He was born in Newport News, Virginia on January 24, 1942 a son of the late Kenneth Korngold Adams and Helen (Zaremsky) Adams. Spencer was a self-employed painter. He was a devoted Christian and loved and served the Lord by always helping people in need. He is...
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Brenda Lee King

December 4, 1961 - April 24, 2017

Brenda Lee King Brenda Lee King, 55, of Fairmont, passed peacefully away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on December 4, 1961, the youngest daughter of the late William "Bill" Jones and Edith Lee (Slusser) Jones. Brenda held strongly to her faith and turned to God through all the trials and tribulations of her life. Her favorite...
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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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