Obituaries

Carolyn J. Lewis

Carolyn June Lewis of Elkins passed away on Oct. 23 in Ruby Memorial Hospital due to a head injury suffered in a fall the previous day. She was born April 23, 1951, in Durbin to Avin and Mabel Lewis, who preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, Roger (Mary) Lewis of ...

Ruby E. York

Ruby Eleanora Rennix York, 95, a resident of Elkins, departed this life late Friday evening, Oct. 26, 2018, at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins. She was born Tuesday, July 17, 1923, at Glady, a daughter of the late Chester and Rose Mullennex Rennix. On Nov. 7, 1941, ...

Glenn W. ‘Bill’ Jeffries

Glenn W. “Bill” Jeffries, Jr., 68, a resident of Montrose, passed away Wednesday morning Oct. 24, 2018, at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. He had been in declining health for several years; however, his death was unexpected. In keeping with Bill’s wishes, he was cremated ...

Leland ‘Lel’ Thorne

Leland “Lel” Thorne, 72, of Petersburg, passed away on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home with his son, ...

John Ellis Jr.

John Andrew Ellis, Jr.,75, of Petersburg, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Ruby Medical Center in Morgantown. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at 1 p.m. ...

John M. Bowers

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, John M. “Big John” Bowers, loving husband, father and grandfather unexpectedly passed away at the age of 71. John was born in Nicholas County, on Sept. 28, 1947, to Cecil and Inez (Salisbury) Bowers. He made Upshur County his home for 57 years before moving to ...

Patricia A. Teter

Patricia Ann “Pat” Teter, 71, a resident of Junior, passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at home surrounded by her family and under the care of Mt. Hospice. Pat was born Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1947, in Akron, Ohio, a daughter of the late Guy Teter and Mary Harman. Left to cherish ...

Leroy A. Wilfong

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 4-7 p.m., Sunday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Monday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Terry Cannon will officiate, and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at ...

Robert C. Evans

Mr. Robert C. Evans, 84, a resident of Laurel Mountain Road, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the home of his daughter, Brenda Schmidlen. He was born Feb. 4, 1934, in Elkins, a son of the late Royal C. Evans and Maude M. Simmons Evans. He was married to Gladys C. Parsons Evans, who ...

Troy Lee McCartney Jr.

Troy Lee McCartney Jr., 48, a resident of Alder Lane, Philippi passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Broaddus Hospital. He was born June 1, 1970, in Philippim a son of Troy Lee McCartney Sr. and Arlina (Croston) McCartney. He was united in marriage in July of 1994 to Tracy ...

Leroy A. Wilfong

Leroy Allen Wilfong, 83, a resident of Montrose, departed this life late Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, 2018, at the Talbott Personal Care Home at Belington, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. He had been in declining health. He was born Wednesday, July ...

Glenn W. ‘Bill’ Jeffries Jr.

Glenn W. “Bill” Jeffries Jr., 68, a resident of Montrose, passed away Wednesday morning Oct. 24, 2018, at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. He had been in declining health for several years; however, his death was unexpected. He was born Sept. 24, 1950, in Clarksburg, a son of the ...

Richard L. Nelson

Richard Lee Nelson, 69, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Mary Washington Hospital. Richard first and foremost loved his wife and family. He enjoyed everything outdoors. Richard also had an artistic side he showed while performing in plays. He loved music ...

Forrest C. Wilt

Forrest C. “Buzzy” Wilt, 78, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Clarksburg. He was born Oct. 30, 1939, in Tanner, a son of the late Charles Chester and Opal Dale Snyder Wilt. On Dec. 30, 1958, he married Frances Ruth Harper, who ...

Melinda Henline

Melinda Carol Henline, 61, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at her home in Buckhannon. She was born Nov. 10, 1956, in Massillon, Ohio, a daughter of the late Roberta White. On Nov. 19, 1976, she married Steven Henline, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Christina ...

Leroy A. Wilfong

Leroy Allen Wilfong, 83, a resident of Montrose, departed this life late Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, 2018, at the Talbott Personal Care Home at Belington, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. He had been in declining health. Funeral arrangements are ...

Robert C. Evans

Mr. Robert C. Evans, 84, a resident of Laurel Mountain Road, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the home of his daughter, Brenda Schmidlen. He was born Feb. 4, 1934, in Elkins, a son of the late Royal C. Evans and Maude M. Simmons Evans. He was married to Gladys C. Parsons Evans, who ...

Charles ‘Woody’ Higginbotham

A service to celebrate the life of Charles “Woody” Higginbotham will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. in the Zion Presbyterian Church in Helvetia. Please wear your red and white or your blue and gold.

Ronald A. Herron

Mr. Ronald Allen “Ron” Herron, 59, a resident of Belington, departed this life Tuesday morning, Oct. 23, 2018, in the Davis Medical Center at Elkins, following a period of declining health. He was born Dec. 12, 1958, at Philippi, a son of the late Eugene Delbert Herron and Mary Jean ...

Carolyn J. Lewis

Carolyn J. Lewis, 67, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She had been in her usual health, and death was unexpected. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been ...