Obituaries

David William ‘Dave’ Peters

David William “Dave” Peters, 74, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Thursday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2018, at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins, with his loving family at his side. He was born Monday, June 7, 1943, at Elkins, a son of the late Paul William and Madalyn Belle ...

Shirley Caroline Sturm

Shirley Caroline Sturm, 82, of Belington, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Colonial Place, Elkins, following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 18, 1935, at Brownton, Barbour County, a daughter of the late Harry Bruce and Carrie (Collier) Corley. On Dec. 28, 1935, she was married to ...

Shelia Joyce Shuman

Mrs. Shelia Joyce Shoulders Shuman, 53, a resident of Yokum Street, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at her mother’s residence, following a period of declining health. She was born April 28, 1964, at Randolph County, a daughter of the late Gennis “Buck” Shoulders and ...

Vada Jane Betler Smith

Vada Jane Betler Smith, 83, a resident of Helvetia, passed from this life Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at home, surrounded by family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Vada was born Thursday, Aug. 2, 1934, in Pickens, a daughter of the late Henry Otto Betler and Mary Louise Dulaney ...

Evelyn Pauline Simmons Dowell

Evelyn Pauline Simmons Dowell, 87, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center in Elkins. She was born Jan. 20, 1930 in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Pauline Trembley Cutright Evans. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by ...

Clifton Dale George

Clifton Dale George, 74, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born Jan. 20, 1943, in Buckhannon, a son of Opal Lantz George and the late Ernest George. In addition to his mother, he is survived by fiancee, Kim Heater of Buckhannon; ...

Sherward L. Booth

Sherward L. Booth, 94, of Philippi, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at the Talbott Personal Care Home, Belington. He was born Aug. 5, 1923, at Belington, a son of the late Boyd and Lenna Mae (Gainer) Booth. On April 6, 1946, he married the former Helen Virginia Stalnaker, who preceded him in ...

Jesse Troy Judy

Jesse Troy Judy, 93, of Eglon, went to be with the Lord Jan. 8, 2018. He was the son of the late Zebulon M. and Mary E. (Harman) Judy. He was born near Harman on Sept. 11, 1924. Troy was a lifetime member of the Brethren Church and was baptized on July 14, 1938, in the Dry Fork River. He ...

Jeffrey John Shaw

Jeffrey John Shaw, 59, of Petersburg, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, surrounded by family and friends in the home he built on Middle Mountain near Petersburg. In honor of what would have been his 60th year, all are invited to celebrate Jeff’s life at his Middle Mountain home, 384 ...

Viola Sue Derbyshire

Viola Sue Derbyshire, 67, went home to the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. She remained in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family until taking the Lord’s loving hand. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 ...

Viola Sue Derbyshire

Viola Sue Derbyshire, 67, went home to the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. She remained in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family until taking the Lord’s loving hand. The daughter of the late Paul and Wilcie Cogar, she was born in Webster Springs, on Feb. 13, 1950. She is ...

Kenneth David Weese

Kenneth David Weese, 70, of Gallatin, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2018, at his home after a long battle with melanoma. Kenny was born in Elkins on Nov. 22, 1947. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Debbie Bennett Weese, and his son, Dr. Daniel K. Weese (Dr. Vaishali ...

Mary Catherine Underwood

Mary Catherine ‘Kitty” Underwood, 88, was born March 8, 1929, and passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Morgantown. She was the daughter of Harrison Ray House and Ora Myrtle Arbogast House of Webster Springs. A member of the First Baptist Church of Webster Springs since 1941, she ...

Margaret M. ‘Peg’ Bennett

Margaret M. “Peg” Bennett, 81, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. She was born March 10, 1936, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Blaine and Margaret Brown Morrison. On Dec. 4, 1954, she married David Bud Bennett, who preceded ...

Gina R. McDonald

Gina Ruth McDonald, 55, of Petersburg, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Gina’s body will be cremated. Arrangements are by Schaeffer ...

Glenna Jean Calhoun

Glenna Jean Calhoun, 85, of Marlinton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the Pocahontas Center. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Lantz Funeral Home with the Rev. Phillip Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Mountain View Cemetery. Online condolences to the ...

Kenneth David Weese

Kenneth David Weese, 70, of Gallatin, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2018, at his home after a long battle with melanoma. Kenny was born in Elkins on Nov. 22, 1947. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Debbie Bennett Weese, and his son, Dr. Daniel K. Weese (Dr. Vaishali ...

Tommy Ray Freeman

Tommy Ray Freeman, 78, a resident of Route 92, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at his residence, with his beloved wife and daughter by his side. He was born on April 28, 1939, in Moatsville, a son of the late Coda and Hazel (Moore) Freeman. On May 23, 1970, at Nestorville United ...

Theodore ‘Tee’ Henry Meadows

Theodore “Tee” Henry Meadows, 59, a resident of Valley Bend, passed from this life Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Davis Medical Center and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Tee’s request for cremation was honored. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Randolph ...

Troy Allen Ours

Troy Allen Ours, 52, of Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday. Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Petersburg. Arrangements by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.