Obituaries

Richard Walden

Coach Richard Brooks “Dick” “Streamy” Walden, 89, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at the Davis Medical Center emergency department. A comprehensive obituary will be published on Saturday. Mr. Walden’s request for cremation was honored. The ...

Dorothy Thomas

Dorothy Louise Thomas, 92, of Marlinton, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at her home. Born July 1, 1926, in Marlinton, she was a daughter of the late George See and Robbie Ellen McCormick Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband whom she was married to for 70 years, Harry Lee ...

Patricia A. Taylor

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the reunion of Patricia Ann Taylor to her beloved husband Berry. Mom will be missed greatly, but we take comfort in knowing she’s with Dad once again. Patricia Ann Tenney Taylor, 74, a resident of Elkins and Wimauma, Florida, passed from this ...

Leonard Sutton

Leonard M. Sutton, 79, a resident of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away Dec. 3, 2018, at his home after a hard fought battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Pickens Baptist Church. Pastor Jeff Swecker will officiate and interment will follow in the ...

Richard George

Richard Lee “Mack” “Chief” George, 84, a resident of Coalton, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, 2018, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born March 9, 1934, at Coalton, a son of the late Harold Ernest George and the late Nettie Mae Slayton George. He was ...

Dane I. Grubb

Dane Icarius Grubb, 79, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at his home. He was born May 7, 1939, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Ralph and Nora Fox Grubb Cogar. On July 1, 1961, he married Anna Maelene Reed, who preceded him in death on Sept. 26, 2011 Surviving are three ...

Betty Jo Vance

Betty Jo “Bet” Vance, 90, a resident of Whitmer, gained her wings, and journeyed home on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at 6:30 pm. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Friday morning, Betty Jo will be moved to the Whitmer Church of God for visitation ...

Douglas ‘Dougie’ S. Dolfie

Jan. 9, 1936 – Dec. 5, 2018 Douglas “Dougie” Sibbald Dolfie passed away at Royal Oaks Manor in Bradbury, California, on Dec. 5, 2018, from complications of heart disease. Dougie was born Douglas Hungerford Sibbald in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 9, 1936. She was the ...

Geraldine Ruckel

Geraldine Mae Ruckel “Gerry” born May 20, 1936, in William, died Dec. 9, 2018 in Cross Lanes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, James Marshal Ruckel of Davis. Geraldine is survived by a daughter, Susan Haslebacher (Bill) of Morgantown, and a son, James ...

Leonard Sutton

Leonard M. Sutton, 79, a resident of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away Dec. 3, 2018, at his home after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 11, 1939, at Helvetia, a son of the late Armeda and Bill Sutton. He is survived by his partner, Kris Knotts Moore of Gallipolis, Ohio; ...

Minnie Johnson

Minnie Ellen Amos Johnson, 90, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at home surrounded by family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Minnie was born Friday, April 20, 2018, in Valley Bend, a daughter of the late Joseph Calvin Amos and Hannah Etta ...

Betty Jo Vance

Betty Jo “Bet” Vance, 90, a resident of Whitmer, gained her wings, and journeyed home on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. Betty had been in declining health for the past seven years. She was born March 17, 1928, in Whitmer, a daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha Lamb Elza. On ...

Jesse Allen Duckworth

Jesse Allen Duckworth, 61, of Philippi, fell asleep in death on Dec. 9, 2018, at his home, after fighting a six-year battle against cancer. He was born Sept. 23, 1957, at Elkins, a son of the late Clarence William and Mildred Lulane (McCauley) Duckworth. On Aug. 26, 1978, he married the ...

Glenville William Alt

Glenville William Alt, 71, of Upper Tract, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 20,18 at his home. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, with Elder Stephen Kimble ...

Minnie Ellen Amos Johnson

Minnie Ellen Amos Johnson, 90, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at home surrounded by family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the ...

Janet F. Baldassano

Janet Fay Calain Baldassano, 75, a resident of Elkins and recently a resident of Lavender Fields Assisted Living in Beverly, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 8, 2018. She was born June 27, 1943, in Bowden, a daughter of the late George L. and Estie Marie Tingler Calain. On Sept. 12, ...

Carl W. Bowers

Carl W. Bowers, 84, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at his home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kimble Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Robert Z. Shipman

Robert Zane Shipman, 78, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Upshur County, a son of the late John and Thelma Slaughter Shipman. On June 30, 1962, he married Lounett “Faye” Johnston, who survives. Also, surviving is one daughter, ...

Glen H. Thompson Sr.

Glen Harper “Pete” Thompson Sr., 87, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Glen was born Saturday, Aug. 1, 1931, in Elkins, a son of the late Arlie B. “Boss” Thompson Sr. ...

Cathy A. Hedrick

Cathy Ann Hedrick, 51, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Cathy’s request for cremation was honored. A visitation will be held at Randolph Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1-3 p.m. At 3 p.m., a memorial service ...