Obituaries

Gerlean Morral Schoonover

Gerlean Morral Schoonover, 78, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Monday, March 5, 2018, at Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center in Elkins. Gerlean was born on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1939, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Arthur Morral and Dora Vance Morral. She was ...

Edward J. ‘Punk’ Phillips Sr.

Edward Jerald “Punk” Phillips Sr., 80, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Sunday afternoon, March 4, 2018, at his home. He had been in his usual health and death was attributed to cardiac arrest. He was born Tuesday, March 30, 1937, at Parsons, a son of the late Clay and ...

Hilda Mae Thomas

Hilda Mae Thomas, 87, of Thomas, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 10, 1930, in Parsons, a daughter of the late Robert W. and Floda A. Hedrick Lambert. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Gene Thomas, in 1978. Also ...

Joyful Peace Sneed

Joyful Peace Sneed, 49, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Nella’s Nursing Home in Elkins. She was born June 22, 1968, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a daughter of Alice Marie James Sneed of Maryland and the late Paul Franklin Sneed. In addition to her mother, she is ...

Robert Bruce Bennett III

Robert Bruce Bennett III, 71, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, near Winchester, Virginia, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Bennett’s body was cremated and all services will be private. Arrangements are by the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Online condolences ...

Janet Marie Fleisher

Janet Marie Fleisher, 80, of Washington Court House, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, with her family and loved ones by her side. A graveside service and interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin, at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral ...

Sidney Hamilton Tedford

Sidney Hamilton Tedford, 91, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Saturday morning, March 3, 2018, at the Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center at Elkins. He was born Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1926, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Albert and Mary Elizabeth Mathers Tedford. He ...

Arnold Ray ‘Bud’ Lewis

Arnold Ray “Bud” Lewis passed into the loving hands of our Savior on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Florida. He was born June 6, 1940, in Beverly, a son of the late George Arnold “Punk” Lewis and Juanita Esta Mae Lewis. Bud was a good, Godly man and soul mate of his wife of 52 ...

Helen Jean Rosenau Newbrough

Helen Jean Rosenau Newbrough, 89, a resident of Parsons, passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas. Helen was born on Saturday, April 14, 1928, in Thomas, a daughter of the late Henry Clarence Rosenau and Inez Grace Parsons Rosenau. She was ...

Bayard Lee Swecker

Bayard Lee Swecker, 95, a resident of Harman, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the Davis Medical Center. He was born April 26, 1922, at Valley Head, a son of the late Kent R. and Floda E. Kyle Swecker. On Dec. 23, 1945, at Arlington, Virginia, he was married to Jean Alta Ambrose, ...

Payton Ray Griffith

Payton Ray Griffith, 48, a resident of the Harding community, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 28, 2018, in the UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born June 15, 1969, at Beckley, the son of Gerald “Fuzz” Sandridge and Sandy Acord Sandridge of Harding. On ...

Carl E. Vandevender

Carl E. Vandevender, 74, a resident of Leading Creek Road, Montrose, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Friends may call from 5 until 7:30 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel with Pastor ...

Helen Jean Rosenau Newbrough

Helen Jean Rosenau Newbrough, 89, a resident of Parsons, passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas. A more comprehensive obituary will be published tomorrow. Visitation will be held at the Hostetler Funeral Home on Sunday, March 4, from 1 to 3 ...

Payton Ray Griffith

Payton Ray Griffith, 48, a resident of the Harding community, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 28, 2018, in the UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Payton Ray ...

Helen Mullenax

Helen Mullenax, 69, of Bartow, passed away at her residence in Buckhannon. Funeral services for Mrs. Mullenax will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Interment will follow in Wanless Cemetery on Back Mountain Road. The family will receive friends today ...

Carl E. Vandevender

Carl E. Vandevender, 74, a resident of Leading Creek Road, Montrose, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. He was born Dec. 19, 1943, at Montrose, a son of the late French D. and Vallie J. Arbough Vandevender. On Dec. 12, 2012, at Oakland, Maryland, he was married to Emma R. ...

Judith Sabol McCauley

Judith Sabol McCauley, 64, a resident of Elkins passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. This follows a long battle with cancer which she fought with strength, courage, grace and wit. Judy was born on Aug. 11, 1953, in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania. She was ...

Juanita Whittaker

Juanita May (Ellifritz) Whittaker, 83, of Petersburg, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Grant Memorial Hospital. Family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Antioch Church of God. Burial will be in the ...

Marlene Frances Lantz Ambrose

Marlene Frances Lantz Ambrose, 81, a resident of the Moore community, Parsons, passed from this life Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Visitation will be held at the Hostetler Funeral Home today from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral ...

Carol Mae Sigley Cale

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Thursday, March 1, at 11 a.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate, and interment will follow at the Nestor Cemetery at Bull Run, St. ...