Our Obituaries

James Carlton Watson

December 8, 1971 - September 19, 2016

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

August 16, 1929 - September 19, 2016

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

November 30, 1962 - September 18, 2016

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

September 14, 1953 - September 11, 2016

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

September 15, 1944 - September 11, 2016

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

March 1, 1935 - September 11, 2016

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

March 4, 1927 - September 10, 2016

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

April 9, 1928 - September 8, 2016

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

April 14, 1945 - September 8, 2016

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

August 24, 1940 - September 3, 2016

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

October 5, 1954 - September 1, 2016

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

January 20, 1916 - August 29, 2016

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

April 1, 1939 - August 29, 2016

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

April 29, 1950 - August 24, 2016

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

October 9, 1928 - August 22, 2016

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

December 24, 1922 - August 21, 2016

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

August 15, 2016

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

February 12, 1940 - August 11, 2016

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

October 13, 1931 - August 7, 2016

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

January 3, 1926 - August 6, 2016

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

January 8, 1921 - August 6, 2016

NINA SHAW Nina Frances Shaw, 95 of Fairmont, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Shaw was born in Fairmont on January 8 , 1921 a daughter of the late William and Annie Eliza (Huffman) Hawkins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Harry Shaw in April 19, 1987. The couple were married April 15, 1939...
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William "Bill" Joseph Long

November 22, 1938 - August 1, 2016

William "Bill" Joseph Long, 77, of Fairmont, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016 at United Hospital Center. He was born in Marion County on November 22, 1938 a son of the late George Luther Long and Nellie (Blodgett) Long. Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Charlet Cain Long. He had worked at Sharon Steel, Martinka Mines as a coal miner and retired from Jim Walter Resources,...
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Mary Louise Smouse

July 28, 1921 - August 1, 2016

Mary Louise Smouse, 95, of Fairmont, passed from the arms of her family into the arms of her Savior on Monday, August 1, 2016, at St. Barbara's Memorial Nursing Home in Monongah. Mary, a breast cancer survivor of over 60 years, was born in Sutton, West Virginia, on July 28, 1921, a daughter of the late Russell and Maggie (Greathouse) Skidmore. She became the bride of the late W. Millard Smouse...
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Kevin Rex Lake

April 29, 1961 - July 30, 2016

Kevin Rex Lake, 55, of Fairmont joined God, painlessly in heaven, Saturday, July 30, 2016 after a 32-year battle with cancer. He made his transition at Ruby Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Kevin was born in Marion County on April 29, 1961 to his father, Lawrence Rex Lake and the late Janice Louise Snyder Lake. Kevin graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1979. As a...
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Zayian Wayne Thompson

July 26, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Zayian Wayne Thompson Zayian Wayne Thompson passed away at Ruby Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 29, 2016. He was the son of Kayla Thompson of Fairmont. He is also survived by his grandparents Larry Michael Thompson and his wife Amanda of Fairmont and Lisa Hayes of Fairmont. All service will be private. Online condolences may be left for family at www.carpenterandford.com
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Rose Elizabeth Nash

October 3, 1926 - July 26, 2016

Rose Elizabeth Nash, age 89, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her home in Morgantown with her longtime friend, devoted companion and caregiver Eleanor Hunker at her side. Miss Nash was born in Clarksburg on October 3, 1926. She is survived by nieces Roberta Brannon, Denise Smith, Marcia Emery, and Joan Primo, all living in Michigan, as well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews...
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Darla Rae Summers

November 28, 1965 - July 24, 2016

Darla Summers Darla Rae Summers, 50, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on November 28, 1965 a daughter of the late Edwin Dale VanGilder and Betty Jean (Haught) VanGilder. Darla was currently employed at the FBI Center in Bridgeport as a Data Entry Clerk for 25 years. She was a...
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Betty Iris Metz

August 10, 1925 - July 15, 2016

Betty Iris Metz, 90, of Meadowdale Community departed for her journey home Friday July 15, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born August 10, 1925 in Reedsville, WV, a daughter of the late Noel and Florence (Bunner) Helms. She is survived by her son Tommy Metz of Fairmont, a daughter Darlene Essex of Sabraton, WV, grandson Robert Essex also of Sabraton; two brothers Darrell Helms and Grant...
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Joy Patricia Goodnight

January 28, 1946 - July 13, 2016

Joy Patricia Goodnight, 70 of Fairmont passed peacefully with family and friends by her side at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Morgantown on January 28, 1946 a daughter of the late Sam Gregg and Dorothy Good Gregg. She had worked at Davis Lynch Glass Factory in Morgantown for 16 years in the painting and decorating department. In addition, she was a devoted wife, homemaker,...
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Frances Virginia Prince

November 6, 1927 - July 7, 2016

Frances Prince Frances Virginia Prince, 88, of Benton's Ferry Community passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016, surrounded by her family, at John Manchin Sr. Health Care Center. She was born in Monongalia County on November 6, 1927 a daughter of the late Franklin Stibler and Goldie Williams Stibler. Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Bacil Denver Prince in March of 2005...
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Shannon George Harris

February 19, 1948 - July 4, 2016

Shannon Harris Shannon George Harris, 68 of Fairmont passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Monongalia County on February 19, 1948 a son of the late Hayward Tunnie Harris and Audrey Malone Harris. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly (Haller) Harris; his sons, Shannon George Harris, II, Jason Harris, Ronald Harris, Brian Michowka, Shannon...
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Sally Hostutler

October 2, 1959 - June 26, 2016

After a valiant 16-year fight with an extremely rare cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma, our beloved Sally, went home to be with Jesus with her loving husband and youngest son at her side. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 35 years, William Rodney Hostutler, and four sons: Justin Hostutler of Orlando, FL, Dusty Hostutler (Jessie) of Delaware, OH, Kyle Hostutler of Orlando, FL and Trent...
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Jo Ann Bailey

July 11, 1936 - June 21, 2016

Jo Ann Butcher Bailey, 79 of Fairmont was called home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born in Fairmont on July 11, 1936 a daughter of the late Garfield and Katie (Crone) Butcher. She was a 1954 graduate of East Fairmont High School. She was an avid animal lover. Jo Ann raised a many prize winning cats over the years. She was a...
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Theresa Marie Lee

June 20, 1929 - June 19, 2016

Theresa M. Lee Theresa Marie Lee, 86, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in the state of Indiana on June 20, 1929 a daughter of the late Francico and Scorria Delapas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Randolph Lee, Sr. in September of 1986. Mrs. Lee was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Cleta Sue Wilson

July 29, 1951 - June 19, 2016

Cleta Sue Kovach (Ott) Wilson, 64, entered into eternal peace on June 19, 2016 at home in Fairmont, following a battle with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. Cleta was born on July 29, 1951 in Fairmont, daughter of the late George Kovach and Paula Young. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her cherished grandmother, Anna Basanda Kovach, and beloved aunt, Frances Eloise and...
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Flossie Haddix

May 3, 1915 - June 18, 2016

Flossie Haddix Flossie Haddix, 101 of Fairmont, Levels Community, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 surrounded by her family at John Manchin Sr. Health Care. She was born in Nestorville on May 3, 1915 a daughter of the late Tilden Auvil and Floy (Nestor) Auvil. She was preceded in death by her husband William H. Haddix in May of 1985. Flossie was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother,...
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Ida Pearl Humbertson

November 9, 1934 - June 14, 2016

Ida Pearl Humbertson, 81, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at Fairmont Heath and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 9, 1934 a daughter of the late Carl and Lena Deal Hardway. Ida is survived by her children, Debbie (Pete) Hardesty, Terri (Jeff) Tucker, John Humbertson and Michael Humbertson; her grandchildren, Stephanie (DJ) Ice, Stacy ...
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Sue Ann Strawderman

June 29, 1950 - June 12, 2016

Sue Ann Strawderman, 65 of Fairmont went to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. She was born in Clarksburg on June 29, 1950 a daughter of John Bordo of Fairmont and the late Frankie Craig Bordo. Sue Ann worked for several years at Creative Label in Fairmont in the Label marking department. In addition, she was a devoted mother and grandmother. She...
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William Edward Lewis, Sr.

November 9, 1944 - June 2, 2016

William "Ed" Edward Lewis, Sr., 71, of Fairmont passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Rivesville on November 9, 1944 a son of the late William McKinley Lewis and Laura Ann Brady Lewis. Ed was self-employed. He enjoyed collecting Junk. In addition, he was an avid NASCAR fan, especially fond of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ...
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Lacy E Neff, Jr.

August 18, 1966 - June 1, 2016

Lacy Neff, Jr. Lacy E. Neff, Jr. 49, of Fairmont, a longtime radio personality and program director for WVAQ in Morgantown, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a long courageous battle with amyloidosis and multiple myeloma. He was born in Summersville on August 18, 1966, a son of the late Lacy E. Neff, Sr. and the late Evelyn Marie...
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Rosemarie Guido Grandstaff

January 25, 1933 - May 31, 2016

ROSEMARIE GUIDO GRANDSTAFF. Jan. 25, 1933- May 31, 2016 IDENTIFICATION By Rosemarie Grandstaff 1954 I never came....into fortune or fame I'm important to but a few... Born, the fourth child, a daughter Void of fanfare or bother... Royalty, I never knew.... Just the same...I needed a name So I became a...
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Mary J. Powell

March 31, 1935 - May 30, 2016

Mary J. Powell, 81, of Streetsboro, Ohio, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016, at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio. She was born March 31, 1935, in Mannington, West Virginia, to Aubrey J. Hart and Edith Pauline (Waters) Haun. Mrs. Powell resided in Streetsboro where she and her husband Grover raised their seven children. Mary was retired and as a member of the Congregational...
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Betty Irene Johnson

October 26, 1930 - May 30, 2016

Betty Johnson Betty Irene Johnson, 85, of Montana Community of Fairmont passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Pierpont Center at Fairmont. She was born in Marion County on October 26, 1930 a daughter of the late Frank Hixen and Sadie Menefee Hixen. She was the youngest of her family and was preceded in death by six sisters, Eleanor Beatty, Rosella Pyles, Lucille Nay, Wandena Gillespie,...
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Michael Wesley Russell

September 12, 1956 - May 28, 2016

Michael Wesley Russell Michael Wesley Russell, 59, of Rivesville, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Kentucky on September 12, 1956 a son of the late Thomas Russell and Barbara (Kirby) May. He is survived by Jack May, his father that raised him, of Fairmont. Mike retired from the Eastern Association Coal Company, Federal No. 2...
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Gail Richard Whitehair

September 7, 1957 - May 26, 2016

Gail Richard Whitehair, 58, of Fairmont passed away at his home on Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was born in Fairmont on September 07, 1957 a son of the late Harley Whitehair and Edith Miller Herrington. He was a carpenter by trade. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. Gail most enjoyed time with friends and family. He is survived by his loving companion Karen Bowers of Fairmont; three...
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Pamela Zellen Bickerstaff Kirby

May 20, 1943 - May 26, 2016

Pamela Zellen (DeWitt) Bickerstaff Kirby, 73, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. She was born on May 20, 1943, in Westernport, Maryland, a daughter of the late Foster Thomas and Viola Marie (Williams) DeWitt. Pamela graduated from Shinnston High School. She worked first for Westinghouse Lamp Plant and retired from Alcan/ Novelis...
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Patricia Viola Carpenter

March 27, 1941 - May 25, 2016

Patricia Viola Williams Carpenter, 75, of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at her home. She was born on March 27, 1941, at Montana Mines, a daughter of the late James Monroe and Dorothy Madeline (Haught) Williams. Patricia was a loving, caring mother, grandmother and friend. She attended West Virginia Junior College in Fairmont, where she studied accounting. Her many interests...
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Lawrence Wilson Burdette, Jr.

November 29, 1941 - May 24, 2016

Lawrence "Chiz" Wilson Burdette, Jr., 74, of Talcott, West Virginia, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2016 at his home in Barger Springs. Born in Hinton, West Virginia, to Lawrence and Margaret Burdette, he lived most of his life in Hinton and Charleston. Chiz is survived by his longtime girlfriend Robin Harris Fitzwater; his four children, Kristine Adele Burdette, Lawrence Wilson Burdette, III...
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Dorothea Eileen Heldreth

April 24, 1942 - May 24, 2016

Dorothea Eileen Heldreth, 74, of the Monumental Community in Fairmont WV, peacefully and gracefully went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 24, at her home with her family by her side. Eileen was born April 24, 1942, in Thomas, WV to John Wesley and Hazel Hedrick Cousin. She graduated from Davis High School in 1960 and began working for the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Health and...
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Robert Allen Boyce

November 18, 1942 - May 23, 2016

Robert Allen Boyce, 73, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 a Fairmont Regional Medical Center following a long illness. He was born in Fairmont on November 18, 1942 a son of the late Earl Boyce and Goldie Carpenter Travis Boyce. Robert worked at various jobs through his life including: Rogers and Imes Roofing, Mt. Zion Nursey, Kettering Bakery and Estel's Furnace Service. He was a...
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Glenda Sue Brzuzy

May 22, 2016

Glenda Sue Brzuzy, our loving mom, was carried on Angel wings to Heaven on Sunday, May 22, 2016. She was reunited with the love of her life of 49 years, Stan Brzuzy. She was looking forward to the reunion with her mom and dad, Woodrow and Doris Strawderman and her dear friend Gay King. Mimi was the heartbeat of her family. She loved and adored her grandchildren, Jordane, Devon, Jasmin, Myles,...
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Mary Elizabeth Dittrich

May 21, 2016

In the afternoon of May 21, 2016, Mary Elizabeth Dittrich passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Novant Health Prince William Medical Center in Manassas, Virginia. She was 89 years old and had been residing at Brookdale Senior Living. Mary was born on April 22, 1927, in Fairmont, West Virginia. She was the daughter of Chester Berry and Maud Shaw Berry. Mary graduated from Fairmont...
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Bob Barker

July 20, 1953 - May 20, 2016

PASTOR BOB BARKER Pastor Robert "Bob" Lee Barker, Jr. 62, of Fairmont, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 20, 2016. He put his Faith and Trust in Jesus on November 10, 1974. Pastor Bob was born and raised in Parkersburg on July 20, 1953 a son of Zella (Hudkins) Barker of Parkersburg and the late Robert Lee Barker, Sr. Pastor Bob, as he is affectionately known, was the...
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Mark Kisner

September 10, 1969 - May 17, 2016

Mark Kisner Mark Allen Kisner, 46, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at United Hospital Center following a short illness. He was born in Marion County on September 10, 1969 a son of Wanda (Fisher) Kisner of Fairmont and the late Donald Kisner. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca (Boore) Kisner. Mark graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1987. He was...
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Robert Eugene Nickolich

August 7, 1929 - May 15, 2016

Robert Nickolich Robert Eugene Nickolich, 86 of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born on August 7, 1929 in Fairmont a son of the late Mitchel K. and Virginia Linger Nickolich. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from the Owens-Illinois glass plant in Fairmont. Following his...
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Pauline Rose Fluharty

October 7, 1921 - May 12, 2016

Pauline Rose Fluharty, 94, of Morgantown, formerly of Fairmont and Fairview, Punkin Center, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Madison Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Morgantown. She was born October 7, 1921, in Wadestown, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Jesse and Elsie (Gadd) Fordyce. Mrs. Fluharty was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. Most recently, she enjoyed playing...
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Gary Fleming

November 27, 1942 - May 10, 2016

Gary Fleming Gary Dennis Fleming, 73, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg. He was born in Monongah on November 27, 1942 a son of the late Earl Darius Fleming and Carol Morris Fleming. Gary retired from the Times West Virginian newspaper after 40 years of service in the printing department. Gary was a graduate...
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Harley Fred Slaughter, Jr.

April 7, 1941 - May 8, 2016

Harley Slaughter, Jr. Harley Fred Slaughter, Jr., 75, of Fairmont, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at home following a short illness. He was born on April 7, 1941, in Fairmont, to the late Harley Fred Slaughter, Sr. and Josephine Ruth (Graves) Slaughter. Harley was a retired fork lift operator at FMC in Fairmont. Following his retirement, he spent his time volunteering at the Soup...
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John Junior Leonard

February 20, 1956 - May 4, 2016

John J. Leonard John Junior Leonard, 60, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 a Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Fairmont on February 20, 1956 a son of Shirley Mae (Moore) Leonard of Fairmont and the late John Lee Leonard. John was manager and mechanic with his father at Leonards' Service Center on Locust Avenue in Fairmont for more than 40 years. He proudly...
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Joseph "Joe" Lough

May 18, 1927 - May 3, 2016

Joseph T. Lough Joseph "Joe" Thomas Lough, 88, of the Meadowdale Community of Fairmont passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Fairmont on May 18, 1927 the only child of the late Harry Thomas Lough and Gusta (Stewart) Lough Lang. Joe proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the VFW...
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William "Bill" Ray II

July 20, 1959 - May 2, 2016

William "Bill" Ray II William "Bill" Alfred Ray II, DDS, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at his home. He was born in Jacksonville, South Carolina on July 20, 1959 a son of William A. Ray I and Gail Shelton Ray of Cottle. Bill graduated from Richwood High School in 1977. He was a graduate of Fairmont State University, earned a graduate degree from West Virginia University and...
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James Lee Posey

February 18, 1949 - May 2, 2016

James Lee Posey James Lee Posey, 67, of Grant Town passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Braxton County on February 18, 1949 a son of the late John Posey and Beulah Holder Posey Ramsey and her second husband Grant. James proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He retired with 33 years of service with...
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Jerry White

December 13, 1959 - May 1, 2016

Jerry L. White Jerry Lee White, 56 of Fairmont passed away on Sunday May 1, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Marion County on December 13, 1959 a son of the late Charles White and Louise (Nestor) White Barnett. Jerry was a self-employed construction worker, working in Ohio and the Fairmont area. He enjoyed fishing. Friends and family will remember Jerry as a...
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Bradley David Rogers

February 18, 1955 - April 26, 2016

All arrangements are private.
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Mary Mae Jones

January 6, 1937 - April 26, 2016

Mary Mae Bunner Jones, 79, of Mill Fall Community, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at St. Barbara's Memorial Nursing Home in Monongah. She was born in Marion County on January 6, 1937, a daughter of the late Hilda Stevens Bunner. Mary is survived by her daughter, Debbie Hayhurst, of Mill fall; granddaughters, Dottie (Chad) Weaver, of Mill Fall, and Jennifer (Randy) Johnson, of Pera; and...
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Darlene Frances Weeks

November 11, 1950 - April 23, 2016

Darlene Weeks Darlene Frances Weeks, 65, of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on November 11, 1950 a daughter of the late Gilbert Harr and Alice Marie (Shuck) Harr. She was a loving mother and homemaker. Darlene enjoyed time with her family especially when she would cook for family gatherings. She is survived by...
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Candida "Connie" Martello

January 6, 1921 - April 21, 2016

Candida "Connie" Martello, 95, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. She was born at Norton in Randolph County a daughter of the late Dominick Bertelli and Mary (Biasi) Bertelli. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony F. Martello, Sr. in January of 1991. She was a devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother....
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Virginia Eleanor Merendino

March 20, 1921 - April 18, 2016

Virginia Eleanor Merendino, 85, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on March 20, 1931 the last surviving child born to Achilles DeBlasio and Maria Finamore DeBlasio. Virginia is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Joseph F. Merendino, Sr. She was a devoted wife, caring mother, and grandmother. Virginia was a...
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Howard David Ailstock, Sr.

March 29, 1938 - April 18, 2016

Howard David Ailstock, Sr., 78, of Fairmont, our Dad, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on April 18, 2016. He was sitting in our Mom's Chair watching his beloved Dodgers and with his buddy Smokey by his side. He was born on March 29, 1938 in Elkins, WV, to Howard Alexander and Nola "Thelma" (Wamsley) Ailstock. Dad was preceded in death by our mom Erma Jean on November 17, 2014. He is...
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Delphia Marie Nicky

April 17, 2016

Delphia Marie Nicky Delphia Marie Slaughter Nicky, known as Marie by her friends, 65, of Fairmont passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling. She was born in Marion County on March 14, 1951 a daughter of the late Fred Slaughter and Ceclia Bissett Slaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband Nick Nicky in July 13, 2015. Marie was a devoted...
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Ida Mae Walls

February 17, 1924 - April 17, 2016

Ida Mae Walls, 92, of the Bunner Ridge Community, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 17, 2016, after a battle with cancer. She passed away at home surrounded by her beloved family. Ida Mae was born on February 17, 1924, a daughter of the late Leroy and Wilma (Rogers) Bunner. She was a graduate of East Fairmont High School, Fairmont State College, and did some graduate work at West...
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Kathyren "Cookie" Aliff

April 16, 2016

Kathyren "Cookie" Aliff Kathyren Mable "Cookie" Aliff, 62, of Fairmont passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on May 4,1953, a daughter of the late Charles R. Hill and Mildred Stottlemire Hill. Kathyren worked as an employment interviewer for the State of West Virginia Job Service in New Martinsville. She was a member of the...
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Carl "Sonny" Vandegrift

January 10, 1942 - April 8, 2016

Carl "Sonny" Vandegrift Carl "Sonny" Edward Vandegrift, 74, of Fairmont passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Hospital. He was born in Fairmont on January 10, 1942 a son of the late Carl Samuel Vandegrift and Lovanda May (Brookover) Vandegrift. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Mary Jane Griffith Vandegrift. Sonny graduated from East Fairmont High School in...
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William "Bill" Holt, Jr.

October 22, 1936 - April 8, 2016

William A. Holt, Jr. William "Bill" Adrian Holt, Jr., 79, of Fairmont passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center following a short illness. He was born in Fairmont on October 22, 1936 a son of the late William Adrian Holt, Sr. and Lucille Virginia Hull Holt. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ruth (Keener)...
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Bessie VanGilder

July 29, 1915 - April 7, 2016

Bessie VanGilder of Fairmont formerly of Buffalo Road Mannington passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016. She was born July 29, 1915 on Grassy Run Road, Fairmont, the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Vincent Shreve. She is survived by one sister, Blanche Shreve Collins, one brother-in-law Henry VanGilder and one sister-in-law, Genevieve McClure VanGilder and several nieces and nephews,...
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Marion Ross Perkins

November 14, 1923 - April 6, 2016

Marion "Perk" Ross Perkins, 92 of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his family. Marion was born at Canvas in Nicholas County, a son of the late Ross Morton and Pearl Julia (Carpenter) Perkins. Marion was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Virginia (Boyce) Perkins on November 3, 2008. Marion proudly served his...
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Anna Mae Kovach

August 6, 1930 - April 2, 2016

Anna Mae Kovach Anna Mae Kovach, 85 of Fairmont passed away on Saturday April 2, 2016 at John Manchin Sr. Health Care Center. She was born in French Creek the oldest of eleven children born to the late Howard Basil Loudin and Eva Mae (Miller) Loudin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Kovach. Anna Mae retired from the seal beam division at Westinghouse/ North American Philips. ...
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Jimmy Allen Summers

December 4, 1928 - March 30, 2016

Jimmy Allen Summers, 87, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Barbara's Nursing Home in Monongah. He was born at Catawba on December 4, 1928 a son of the late George G. Summers and Margery (Donlin) Summers. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He retired from the Owens Illinois Glass Plant in Fairmont. He last worked for Mon Power as a Security Guard...
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Kevin Ray Swearingen

September 9, 1960 - March 30, 2016

Kevin Ray Swearingen, 55, Bridgeport went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. He was born in Fairmont on September 9, 1960 a son of the late Glenn Dale and Ruby Jean Eliason Swearingen. He is survived by his devoted wife of 11 years, Michelle (Fox) Swearingen. Kevin graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1977. He was employed at...
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Sandra Lee Valero

July 8, 1944 - March 27, 2016

Sandra Lee Valero, 71, of Fairmont, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 following a long illness. She was born in Weston a daughter of the late Adrian Smith and Nancy Keaton Smith McClanahan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Bernadino "Ben" Valero in January of 2014. Sandra was a loving wife and homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading and her animals. She...
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Edwin E Jones

May 19, 1926 - March 18, 2016

Edwin E. Jones, 89, of Fairmont, Mill Fall Community, passed away on Friday, March 18, at Fairmont Regional Medical Center. He was born at Mill Fall in Marion County on May 19, 1926 a son of the late Lloyd Jones and Dale (Haught) Jones. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Mae (Bunner) Jones; their daughter, Debbie Hayhurst of Little Mill Fall; granddaughters, Dottie (Chad)...
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John Halladay

June 29, 1930 - March 16, 2016

John Halladay, 85, of Fairmont, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. John, a US Army Korean War Veteran, worked at Westinghouse and North American Phillips for 40 years. He loved to bowl, play golf and was an avid Steelers and Pirates fan. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Zelenak) Halladay; daughters, Cindy Lance, of Fairmont,...
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Hazel Maurie Triplett

December 23, 1926 - March 13, 2016

Hazel Maurie Triplett, 89, of Huntsville, Alabama, formerly of Fairmont, died on Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Wilmington, Delaware, at the home of friends. She was born on December 23, 1926, in Sterrett, Alabama, one of four daughters and two sons, to the late Jeff and Ethel (Brasher) Johnson. Maurie, a former clothes model, enjoyed working in her house and flower gardens. She served her church...
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Ethel Lou Benson

April 21, 1940 - March 11, 2016

Ethel Benson Ethel Lou Benson, 75, of Fairmont went to meet her Lord on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Marion County on April 21, 1940 a daughter of the late Rev. George David Carpenter and Mabel Mattie (Hawkins) Carpenter and her step mother, who raised her, the late Elsie Hawkins Carpenter. Ethel was...
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Gary L Powell

March 9, 2016

Gary Lee Powell, 75 of Rock Lake community passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the youngest son of the late John and Annie Powell of Bartley, West Virginia. He was a 1958 graduate of Big Creek High School in War. He was a member of the undefeated McDowell football team, who in 2014 was inducted into the McDowell County Sports...
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David Lee Smith

June 2, 1936 - March 9, 2016

David L. Smith, Sr. David Lee Smith, Sr. 79 of Bunner Ridge, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 2, 1936 a son of the late Early Gay Smith and Ruby Pearl Hart Smith Taylor. He married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Shaffer Smith on September 28, 1954. David was an employee of the Fairmont Box Factory for 10 years and...
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Geneva Tennant

September 1, 1927 - March 9, 2016

Geneva (McFann) Tennant, 88, of Fairmont passed away at St. Barbara's Memorial Nursing Home in Monongah where she resided for the last four years. She was born in Fairmont on September 1, 1927 a daughter of the late Truman McFann and Omey Croston. Mrs. Tennant had worked at various factories including Westinghouse Electric Lamp Plant. She had last worked with the Senior Aids Program in...
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Marie Elizabeth Hartley

February 3, 1930 - March 8, 2016

Marie Elizabeth Nesbitt Hartley, 86, a resident of Wishing Well Assisted Living Community and formerly of Vermont Avenue, Fairmont, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016. She was born February 3, 1930, in Roxbury, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late William and Catherine Huber Nesbitt. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Marie is survived by her husband, Arthur, whom she married...
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Mary Margaret Mowrey

February 5, 1924 - March 7, 2016

Mary Mowrey Mary Margaret Mowrey, 92, of Fairmont, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016, at Tygart Center with her family at her side. She was born in Marion County on February 5, 1924, a daughter of the late Theodore Duesenberry and Opal Summers Duesenberry. Through the years, Mary had worked at several places in Fairmont including, Myers Cut-Right, Fairmont General Hospital and Marion Health...
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Louise Ann Merrill

January 28, 1926 - March 7, 2016

Louise Merrill Louise Ann Merrill, 90, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Fairmont Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fairmont on January 28, 1926 a daughter of the late Salvatore Biafore and Rose Urso Biafore. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John E. Merrill in May of 2008. Mrs. Merrill was a loving wife, mother,...
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Vivian Hawkins

December 24, 1945 - March 6, 2016


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Rebecca Becky Long

May 3, 1952 - February 27, 2016

Rebecca "Becky" Long Rebecca "Becky" Harris Long, 64, of Monongah passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. She was born in Marion County on August 3, 1952 a daughter of the late William and Alberta Harold Edgell. She was a loving homemaker. She had a special love for children and was always looking after children. She had recently adopted...
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Samuel Sam Underwood

February 10, 1926 - February 27, 2016

Samuel F. Underwood Samuel "Sam" Frances Underwood, 90, of Fairmont passed away on Friday, February 27, 2016 at the home of his daughter surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on February 10, 1926 the last surviving child born to Leeman Roy Underwood and Hazel (King) Underwood. Samuel was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, to whom he was deeply devoted,...
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Albert Hoffmaster

October 2, 1927 - February 25, 2016

Albert Hoffmaster Albert Hubert Hoffmaster, 88, of Angier, North Carolina formerly of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016 in North Carolina. He was born in Marion County on October 2, 1927 a son of the late Charles Denton Hoffmaster and Velma Leona (French) Hoffmaster. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Wilma Jean (Kinty) Hoffmaster in March of 2011. The...
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James Edward Lockhart, Sr.

November 28, 1940 - February 25, 2016

James Edward Lockhart, Sr, 75, of Fairmont passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. He was born in Fairmont on November 28, 1940 the last surviving child born to the late Burley Lockhart and Nellie Merrill Lockhart. James was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty Lou Whitecotton Lockhart. In June of 2015...
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Katherine Elizabeth Ely

May 24, 1922 - February 24, 2016

Katherine E. Ely Katherine Elizabeth Ely, 93, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 24, 1922 in Marion County the daughter of the late Lawrence Welch and Goldie Shumaker Welch Yoho. She was a homemaker, loving wife and mother to her two sons. She had worked briefly at the Owens Illinois Glass Plant during WWII. She was a...
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Charles E Moore

January 6, 1925 - February 24, 2016

Charles E. Moore Charles Edwin Moore, 91, of Fairmont passed away on Wednesday, February 24 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Mannington on January 6, 1925 a son of the late Lloyd Everett Moore and Hazel Pearl (Spring) Moore. Mr. Moore graduated from Mannington High School and West Virginia University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He proudly served in the...
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Donnie Tuttle

October 21, 1935 - February 23, 2016

Donnie Tuttle Donnie Ray Tuttle, 80 of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his home. He was born at Miracle Run on October 21, 1935 a son of the late Ray Thomas Tuttle and Lennie Mabel (Broadwater) Tuttle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy J. (Osborne) Tuttle in December of 2000. Donnie graduated from Clay Battelle High School in 1954, served his country in the...
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Frank Yanego

September 30, 1931 - February 16, 2016

Frank "Shack" Yanego, 84, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Jordan on September 30, 1931 a son of the late Mike Yanego and Mary (Teray) Yanego. Shack served in the United State Army during the Korean War. He worked at Alcoa Aluminum in Cleveland Ohio for 18 years before returning to Fairmont. He retired from M A...
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David Alan Brown

June 11, 1923 - February 16, 2016

David Alan Brown, 92, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Fairmont Regional Hospital. He was born June 11, 1923, in Clarksburg a son of the late Mark Vaughn and Marie (Kail) Brown. Dave graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1941 and moved to Bunner Ridge in 1948. He attended Fairview United Methodist Church and became a pillar of the Bunner Ridge community. A lifelong...
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