Obituaries

Carl Junior “Butch” Starr

Carl Junior “Butch” Starr, age 81, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.  ... more

Justin Matthew Riggs

Justin Matthew Riggs, age 38, of French Creek, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021.  ... more

Robert H. (Bob) Reger

Robert H. (Bob) Reger, Jr., of Vienna, WV, died June 30, 2021 at Tucson, AZ of a massive stroke.... more

Marie Iden Manley

Marie Iden Manley, age 86, of Buckhannon, WV, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family after an extended illness.... more

Carol Sue Walton

Carol Sue Walton, age 76, of Buckhannon, died peacefully at her home after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, July 24, 2021.... more

Michael George Shaffer

Michael George Shaffer, age 48, of Buckhannon, died on Thursday, July 22, 2021, after an extended illness. He was born on October 29, 1972, the only child of the late George “Buck” Shaffer and Linda Kay Dennison Shaffer, who survives in Buckhannon.... more

Mary B. Rager

Mary B. Rager, age 93, of Buckhannon, WV, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Holbrook Health Care Center in Buckhannon.... more

Beulah Alberta Keller

Beulah Alberta Keller, age 88, of Tallmansville and formerly of Mt. Morris, Michigan, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.... more

Russell Parker Bush

Russell “Russ” Bush, 70, of Mars, PA, passed away July 20, 2021. For 17 years, Russ fought the good fight and finished the race, keeping his faith in battling cancer.... more

Barbara Williams Ankerbrand

Barbara Williams Ankerbrand, 71, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.... more

Hilda Gean Fumerola

Hilda Gean Fumerola passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at the age of 88 years.... more

James Letcher Lee

James Letcher Lee... more

Mona Grey Anglin

Mona Grey Anglin... more

James Lowell Miles

James Lowell Miles... more

Sherry M. Jones Asher

Sherry M. Jones Asher... more

Mabel Kathleen (Katy) Morris McKisic

Mabel Kathleen (Katy) Morris McKisic... more

Betty Lou Roberts

Betty Lou Roberts, age 78 years, a resident of Elkins, passed away Saturday morning, July 3, 2021, in the West Virginia Caring Hospice Center at Elkins.... more

E. Marie Lefever

E. Marie Lefever, 73, of Leola, entered into rest on June 11, 2021. Born in Buckhannon, WV, she was the daughter of the late R. Huston and Ruby Lucinda Lewis. She was the loving wife of Tommy L. Lefever for 56 years.... more

Frederick Dixon Law

Frederick Dixon Law, age 85, of the Straight Fork Community, Crawford, died Monday, July 5, 2021, at Holbrook Healthcare Center in Buckhannon. He was born on December 23, 1935, in Weston, a son of the late Fred Dixon and Clara Galford Law.... more

 

Clara Jo Elmer

Clara Jo Elmer, age 81, of French Creek, WV, died Sunday July 4, 2021, at her home.... more

Robert “Bob” H. Jeran

Robert “Bob” H. Jeran, age 94, of Buckhannon, WV, died Monday, April 6, 2020, in Philippi, WV.... more

 

Don Bernard Killingsworth

Don Bernard Killingsworth, age 76, of the Glady Fork community died at his home on Saturday, July 3, 2021. He was born on January 20, 1945, in Clarksburg, WV, a son of the late “D.E.” Donzil Ernest and Beatrice Mardell Ritter Killingsworth.... more

Karen H. Oliver

Karen H. Oliver, 61, of Youngwood, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021.... more

 

Letha Mae Cross

Letha Mae Cross, 95, formerly of Camden, WV, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center. ... more

Marion R. Boothe

Marion R. Boothe, age 76, of Buckhannon, WV, died Friday, July 2, 2021, at her home. She was born July 22, 1944, in Upshur County, WV, a daughter of the late Forman Wilbur and Nora Kittle Reed.... more

Roland “Ron” F. Byrd

Roland “Ron” F. Byrd, 88, of San Jose, California, passed away at home on October 7, 2020. ... more

John Paul Goss

John Paul Goss, age 79, of Buckhannon, WV, was finally reunited with the love of his life, Joyce Ann “Joy” Alderman Goss on Thursday, July 1, 2021.... more

Franklin Eugene Karickhoff

Franklin Eugene Karickhoff, age 63, of Buckhannon, WV, died Sunday, June 27, 2021, at WV Caring Hospice Center in Elkins, WV.... more

Roger Alan Poling

Roger Alan Poling, age 43, a resident of Moatsville, WV, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021 at his cabin in Tucker County.... more

Chessie Ellen Brown

Chessie Ellen Brown, 83, of Buckhannon, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in the compassionate care of Holbrook on the Hill Nursing Home and Rehab Center of Buckhannon.... more

Daniel Howard Lantz

Daniel Howard Lantz, age 46, of Buckhannon, WV, died Saturday, June 19, 2021, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. ... more

Betty Lou Phillips

Betty Lou Phillips, age 70, of Buckhannon, WV, died Saturday June 19, 2021 at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.... more

Crystal Lannette (Kinney) Myers

Crystal Lannette (Kinney) Myers, age 72, of French Creek, WV, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Cameron Nursing & Rehab in Cameron WV surrounded by her family. ... more

James “Jim” “Poppy” Knicely

James “Jim” “Poppy” Knicely, age 78, of Buckhannon, WV, died Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV.... more

James Warren Westfall

James Warren Westfall, 85, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, widower of Jane Ann Westfall, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, while at home surrounded by his family.... more

Leota M. Squires

Leota M. Squires, age 93, of Bridgeport and formerly of Buckhannon, died on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Stonerise Healthcare in Bridgeport.... more

Ada Catherine Alderman

Ada Catherine Alderman passed away May 21, 2021 at the age of 81. She was born November 8, 1939 in Old Fields, WV. Daughter of late Homer Howard Lofton and Sadie Ellen (Sions) Lofton.... more

Patty L. Davis

Patty L. Davis, age 86, of French Creek, WV, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center in Elkins, WV.... more

Harold Joe Aylestock

Harold Joe Aylestock, 93, of Berryville, Virginia, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at his home.... more

A Tribute to Mr. Tom Bailey

I know it is hard to believe that I once had a head full of hair, but it’s the truth. I was a B-UHS sophomore in 1967 with moderately long hair much like that of the famous Beatles group. My class schedule was fairly easy except for my struggles with Latin (Mrs. Cartwright) and Algebra (Mr. Curry). My 4th period class was study hall under the supervision of Mr. Tom Bailey, B-UHS shop teacher. This story is a little long because I must give some background as to what was happening in America in 1966.... more

Patricia Lane Tracewell

Patricia Lane Tracewell, 79, of Parkersburg, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Sunrise Healthcare, formerly Eagle Pointe, in Parkersburg.... more

Roy Edward Sipe

Roy Edward Sipe, Sr. passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 3, 2021 with his family by his side and under the care of WVU Hospice.... more

Madie Virginia Hamner

Madie Virginia Hamner, age 91, of Buckhannon, WV, died Friday, June 4, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.... more

Carl K. Crowl

Carl K. Crowl, 76, passed away peacefully at his home in Crestline, Ohio on Oct. 31, 2020. Born April 1, 1944, he was the youngest child of Arthur and Charlotte Crowl and a native son of Buckhannon. He lived in Buckhannon until joining the Army at the age of 18 in 1962. He served in Texas and Germany. ... more

Warder Roscoe Cooper

Warder Roscoe Cooper, age 89, of French Creek, died Monday, May 31,2021, at his home in the Frenchton community. He was born the eldest of five sons on July 27, 1931, in Elkins, WV, to the late Warder and Margie Collett Cooper.  ... more

Floy Belle “Sis” Burr

Floy Belle “Sis” Burr, age 86, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.  ... more

Merle M. “Cookie” Walton

Merle Mildred “Cookie” Walton, 66, of Augusta, WV, died on Monday, May 31, 2021, at the Winchester Medical Center.... more

Shelbia Jean Carpenter

Shelbia Jean Carpenter, age 83, of Buckhannon, WV, died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Serenity Care Home in Buckhannon. ... more

Kathryn “Kathy” (Hull) Canterbury

Kathryn “Kathy” (Hull) Canterbury, 82, of Buckhannon, slipped gently into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, May 30, 2021. She passed in the comfort of her home and surrounded by loving family.... more

Vonda Lee (Dean) Brandt

Vonda Lee (Dean) Brandt, age 63, of Buckhannon, WV, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at her home surrounded by family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.... more

Memorial Day and the loss of another local ‘Rosie the Riveter’

Another sad observation comes this Memorial Day as West Virginia loses another of its few remaining “Rosie the Riveters.” Originally from Upshur County, Verla “Bobbie” Lamb, 98, died Wednesday, May 26, at her home in Elkins.... more

Dr. Araceli Villanueva Ganan Almond

Dr. Araceli Villanueva Ganan Almond, age 78, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, May 17, 2021, with her husband, Dr. Greenbrier David Almond at her side. ... more

Grace Elizabeth Harris

Grace Elizabeth Harris, age 84, of Buckhannon, WV, died Friday, May 21, 2021, at her home.... more

Robert Warren “Robby” Sargent

Robert Warren “Robby” Sargent, age 37, of French Creek, died Monday, May 17, 2021, at his home. He was born on November 9, 1983, in Millville, New Jersey, a son of the late Sandra Jane Neaves.  ... more

 

Claude Marion Tenney

Claude Marion Tenney, age 85, of Buckhannon, WV, died Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at his home. ... more

Rudolph Warren “Butch” Lamb

Rudolph Warren “Butch” Lamb, age 74, of Ellamore, WV, died Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Mountain Memories Assisted Living and Retirement Home.... more

Howard Curry Martin

Howard Curry Martin, age 73, of Volga, WV, died Friday, May 14, 2021 at J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. ... more

Violet Eva Wines

Violet Eva Wines, age 86, of Buckhannon, WV, died Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the Holbrook Health Care Center in Buckhannon. ... more

Richard “Pee Wee” Small

Richard “Pee Wee” Small, age 86, of Buckhannon, WV, died Sunday, May 16, 2021, at his home. ... more

Burley G. Coberly

Burley G. Coberly, age 76, went home to be with the Lord at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021 at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV. ... more

Charles William “Bill” Brown

Charles William “Bill” Brown died on May 6, 2021. He was born in Good Hope, West Virginia, on December 5, 1924. He was the seventh of nine children born to his parents, Iza May and Willie Ray Brown. The family moved to Buckhannon, WV when he was 13. He graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1942.... more

Linda Diana Lantz McLaughlin

Linda Diana Lantz McLaughlin, 70, of Charles Town, WV, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021 at UVA in Charlottesville, VA.... more

William “Jack” R. McClain

William “Jack” R. McClain, age 77, of Newton Falls, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, May 8, 2021. He was born on July 29, 1943 in Buckhannon, WV, the son of the late Acy Ray McClain and Kathryn C. (Brown) McClain.... more

David Richard Ireland

David Richard (Davey) Ireland, 42, of Yadkinville, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at home. ... more

Francis “Tad” Xavier Boyle, III

Francis “Tad” Xavier Boyle, III, of Star City, WV, died Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at his home.... more

Thomas Eugene Bailey

Thomas Eugene Bailey, age 90, of Tallmansville, WV, died Wednesday, May 4, 2021 at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.... more

Robert “Kroger Bob” Hamner

Robert “Kroger Bob” Hamner, 81, of French Creek, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.... more

Verla Edith Dimond Barlow

Verla Edith Dimond Barlow, 85, of Pittsburgh, PA, died peacefully on Saturday, May 1, 2021.... more

Sue Ann Staley Walls

Sue Ann Staley Walls, age 86, of Buckhannon, WV, died Friday, April 30, 2021, at Mountain Memories Assisted Living and Retirement Center (formerly Colonial Place).... more

Lawrence Harold Auskings

Lawrence Harold Auskings, age 80, of Buckhannon, WV, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at his home. ... more

David Lee Hardman

David Lee Hardman, age 59, of Buckhannon, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 29, 2021, with his loving family by his side. ... more

Connie Michelle Dean

Connie Michelle Dean, age 50, of Buckhannon, WV, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV. ... more

Jeffrey Van Zickefoose

Jeffrey Van Zickefoose, age 62, of Buckhannon, WV, died Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at his home. ... more

Thomas Clifford Cater

Thomas Clifford Cater, 82, a novelist and poet whose life was spent exploring the power and beauty in books and writing, died April 22, 2021, in Charleston, W.Va., surrounded by his beloved family.... more

Thomas Howard Glass, Jr.

Thomas Howard Glass, Jr., left mortality on April 24, 2021, at his home in Buckhannon, West Virginia.... more

Don Harold Peterson

Don Harold Peterson, 83, of Horner passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at his residence with his loving family by his side.... more

William Paul Stalnaker

William Paul Stalnaker, age 81, of Buckhannon, WV, died Saturday, April 24, 2021, at his home.... more

Richard Adrian Eve

Richard Adrian Eve, age 73, of Buckhannon, WV, died Monday, April 19, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. ... more

Lois Jean McComb

Lois Jean McComb, age 74, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021.... more

Chendell Marie Cole Currence

Chendell Marie Cole Currence, 33, of Horner, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.... more

AnnaBell Hoover

AnnaBell Hoover, age 89, of Tallmansville, WV, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Saturday, April 10, 2021.... more

Donald G. Burnside

Donald G. Burnside, age 88, of Rock Cave, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins. ... more

Charles Lafayette Dean

Charles Lafayette Dean, age 85, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died March 25, 2021. He was born January 28, 1936, in Buckhannon, son of Oran and Hilton (Westfall) Dean.... more

 

Christina Renae “Tina” Davis Squires

Christina Renae “Tina” Davis Squires, 51, of Buckhannon, formerly of Salem, departed this life on April 3, 2021 at Mon Health, Morgantown. ... more

Franklin Richard “Rick” Dilley

Franklin Richard “Rick” Dilley, 75, of Buckhannon, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.... more

Lucille Lee Baker Swast

Lucille Lee Baker Swast passed away on February 16, 2021.... more

Hayward D. “Has” Lewis

Hayward D. “Has” Lewis, age 92, of the Bailey Ridge community, died Thursday, March 25, 2021, at his home.... more

Sharon Joyce Lundell Ayers

Sharon Joyce Lundell Ayers, age 86 years, a resident of Elkins, WV, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, March 23, 2021 at Mountain Memories Assisted Living & Retirement Center at Elkins, WV, under the care of WV Caring. ... more

Timothy Marvin Hall

Timothy Marvin Hall, age 61, of St. Simons Island, GA, died Sunday, March 21, 2021, at his parent’s home in Buckhannon, WV. ... more

Joan Alvina Williams

Joan Alvina Williams, 78, of Brooksville, Florida, went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2021.... more

Doris Jean Arnovitz

Doris Jean Arnovitz (nee Queen) passed away March 21, 2021. Doris was the beloved wife of the late Sam. ... more

Dwaine Lee Lipps

Dwaine Lee Lipps, 64, of Buckhannon, was called Home on Friday, March 19, 2021 at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.... more

Jerry Wayne Marteney

Jerry Wayne Marteney, age 70, resident of Buckhannon, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Ruby Memorial Hospital. ... more

Douglas Kent White

Douglas Kent White, age 59, of Buckhannon, WV died Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at his home. ... more

Nellie Irene Thomas

Nellie I. Thomas, 88, of Lancaster, PA, formerly of Buckhannon, WV and Belleville, PA, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2021. ... more

Cheryl L. Jordan

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, Cheryl L. Jordan, loving mother of four children, and three grandchildren, passed away at age 74. ... more

Elizabeth Kay Frey

Elizabeth Kay Frey, 64, of Buckhannon, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.... more

Jimmy Ralph Perry

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Margaret June ‘Peg’ Pratt

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Joe Edward Taylor

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Sara Jane Bailey Huntz

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Arlene Snyder Lantz

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Delta Dawn Tomey

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Joe Nelson Shaw

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Dr. Arthur B. Holmes Jr.

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Dr. Michael Karickhoff

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Helen R. Mather

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Ralph H. Miles

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