Obituaries

SPESSERT

John William Spessert

John William Spessert, 55, a resident of Montrose, passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family. John was born Monday, April 2, 1962, in Montrose, a son of Carl Spessert and Janet Beckman Spessert. On May 29, 2005, in Parsons, he was married to ...

Carol Shipp

Carol Shipp, 81, a native of Elkins and a resident of Rockville, Maryland, for many years, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in the Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville. Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held ...

ROSIER

Nancy Carol Lawson Rosier

Nancy Carol Lawson Rosier, 67, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Sunday evening, Sept. 17, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of West Virginia Hospice of Buckhannon. She was born Saturday, Nov. 5, 1949, at Richlands, Virginia, a daughter of the ...

Olive Louise Sines Blough

Olive Louise Sines Blough, 87, a former resident of Elkins, went home to be with her Savior, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in Boonsboro, Maryland. She lived with her daughter, Anita Taulton, and her family from 2009 until 2016, when she moved to ...

Ronald Anthony

Ronald Anthony, 85, formerly of Elkins, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2017, in the Arbors at Fairmont. He was born July 10, 1932, but his birthplace and biographical information are unknown. Anyone having any information about Mr. Anthony is encouraged to call the Stemple & Forman Funeral ...

BURKE

Mark Lynn Burke

Mark Lynn Burke, 68, a resident of Bowden, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 17, 2017. He was born Nov. 19, 1948, at Elkins, a son of Lorraine Dahmer Burke, who survives at Bowden, and the late Mark E. Burke. He is survived by two sons, Joseph Burke and wife, Jodi, of Elkins, and Stephen ...

Robert Eugene Blake

Dr. Robert Eugene Blake, 49, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. He was born June 12, 1968, in Clarksburg, a son of Eugene Blake of Shinnston and the late Lynne Harrison Blake. On Aug. 10, 1991, he married Terri Hash, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Camden Blake of ...

Carol Shipp

Carol Shipp, 81, a native of Elkins and a resident of Rockville, Maryland, for many years, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in the Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville. She was born March 9, 1936, in Elkins, a daughter of the late Ira “Doc” and Edith Hewitt Poling. On April ...

John William Spessert

John William Spessert, 55, a resident of Montrose, passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for John William Spessert. Send online condolences to the family at ...

Joseph P. Lowther

Joseph P. Lowther, 68, a resident of the Kings Run community, Elkins, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 18, 2017, in the Davis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Joseph P. Lowther. Condolences may be ...

LONG

Ruth Belle Long

Ruth Belle Long, 83, a resident of Whitmer, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center. She was in her usual health and death was unexpected. Ruth was born March 31, 1934, at Whitmer, the daughter of the late Sunday and Pearl Humphrey Dolly. She was married ...

Sampson Lyle Cunningham

Mr. Sampson Lyle Cunningham, 87, a resident of Beverly, passed away Sept. 14 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Bible officiating. Interment will follow in the Cunningham Cemetery at Whitmer, where full military honors ...

Carol Shipp

Carol Shipp, 81, a native of Elkins and a resident of Rockville, Maryland, for many years, passed away Sept. 15 in the Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Carol ...

Mark Lynn Burke

Mark Lynn Burke, 68, a resident of Bowden, passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, at Lavender Fields Assisted Living at Beverly. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Mark Lynn Burke. Condolences may be expressed to the family at ...

GEORGE

Dr. Ronald D. George

Dr. Ronald D. George, 83, of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, died with his family by his side at the North Carolina Veterans Administration hospital. The Buckhannon native was born in July 1933 to Dorsey and Cecilia (Rollins) George, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife ...

Eva Virginia Rice

Eva Virginia Rice, 70, of Hodgesville, died Saturday, Sept. 16, at her home. She was born July 10, 1947, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Henry Jackson and May Donaldson Ables. On June 10, 1972, she married Donald Rice, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Donald Rice, Jr. of ...

CUNNINGHAM

Sampson Lyle Cunningham

Mr. Sampson Lyle Cunningham, 87, a resident of Beverly, passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 14, 2017, at his home. He was born March 7, 1930, at Whitmer, a son of the late John F. and Ida B. Phillips Cunningham. On July 5, 1951, he was married to Bernice Haren Cunningham, who survives at ...

Olive Louise Sines Blough

Olive Louise Sines Blough, 87, a former resident of Elkins, and more recently a resident of Jefferson, Maryland, where she made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Rob Taulton, departed this life Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro, ...

Stephen Craig ‘Steve’ Kerns

The family will receive friends at the Summit Church of Elkins from 3:30-7 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the Church Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jeremiah Wentz will officiate, and interment will follow at the Weston Masonic Cemetery at Weston. Family and friends are ...

Carol Shipp

Carol Shipp, 81, a native of Elkins and a resident of Rockville, Maryland for many years, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in the Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Carol ...