Obituaries

Wanita R. Wright

Mrs. Wanita Ruth Pitzer Wright, 85, a resident of Belington, departed this life Thursday morning Sept. 6, 2018, at her home. Death was following a period of declining health. She was born Oct. 12, 1932, at Moatsville, a daughter of the late Roy Lee and Mary Pearl Scott Pitzer. She was twice ...

Mary L. Norton

Mary Lecko Norton, 82, a former resident of Beverly, and for the past two months, she made her home with her daughter in Junior, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at home surrounded by her family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Mary’s request for cremation was honored. A ...

Elmer G. Godwin

Elmer Guy Godwin, 85, a resident of Shiloh Road, Moatsville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at his residence with his loving wife by his side. Elmer was born April 17, 1933, in Barbour County, a son of the late Maynard Eston and Estie Marie (Wilt) Godwin. Elmer was united in ...

James Edward ‘Ed’ Rhodes

The family’s request for cremation was honored. The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home today at 11 a.m. Pastor Dale Ray and Pastor Roger Elza will officiate. The family suggests ...

Sandra Thompson

Sandra Fay (Cargile) Thompson, 67, of Seneca Rocks, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at her residence. According to Mrs. Thompson’s wishes, her body will be cremated, and all services will be private. Arrangements are by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

James A. Gibson

James Allen Gibson, 70, of Marlinton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at his home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye with Pastor Sam Felton officiating. Burial will follow in the Gibson Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday at the funeral ...

Randal ‘Randy’ Wratchford

Randal Criss “Randy” Wratchford, 62, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Randy was born Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1956, in Massillon, Ohio, a son of the late Orvid Milton Wratchford and Norma Louise Bennett Wratchford. ...

Everett W. Cook

Everett W. Cook, 81, of Kimbolton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center. He was born April 23, 1937, in Cass, the son of the late Lester R. and Leona A. (Long) Cook. Mr. Cook retired from General Electric in Ravenna, Ohio. He had a PhD in ...

Sam H. Wilcox

Sam Houston Wilcox, 71, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at home. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected. The family’s request for cremation was honored. A graveside service will be held in the American Legion’s Little Arlington ...

Forest W. ‘Bud’ Randolph Jr.

Forest Wayman “Bud” Randolph Jr., 90, of Salem, and first born of F.W. Randolph Sr. and Ireta Ruth Queen Randolph. passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born July 2, 1928, in Clarksburg. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ernestine C ...

Dallas M. Widney

Dallas March Propst Widney, 94, of Lewisburg, formerly of Frank, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea. There will be a 2 p.m. graveside service on Sunday at the Arbovale Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg ...

James Edward ‘Ed’ Rhodes

James Edward “Ed” Rhodes, 80, a resident of Glady, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He had been in declining health. He was born Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1938, in Glady, a son of the late Jim Isaac and Bethel Mae Vance ...

Randal C. Wratchford

Randal Criss “Randy” Wratchford, 62, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Randy’s request for cremation was honored. A gathering of friends will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 7, from 4-6 ...

Mary L. Norton

Mary Lecko Norton, 82, a former resident of Beverly, and for the past two months, she made her home with her daughter in Junior, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at home surrounded by her family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Mary was born on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1936, in ...

Donna J. Shipman

Donna Jean Welch Shipman, 75, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at home surrounded by family and under the care of Mountain Hospice. Donna’s request for cremation was honored, and services will be private. The family suggests that memorial ...

Ralph Junior Davidson

Ralph Junior Davidson, 76, of Buckhannon, went home to with his lord and saviour on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, after suffering from a hart attack He was born Jan. 23, 1942, in Monongalia County, to his loving parents, the late Rev. Vorse D. Davison and the late Marie Cowger Davidson. He is ...

James Patrick Nichols

James Patrick Nichols, 95, of Davis,and a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas passed away Aug. 31, 2018. J. Pat was born on June 27, 1923, in Thomas, a son of the late Charles A. Nichols Sr. and Nora Merrill Nichols. J. Pat is survived by five sons, Pat A. (Linda) ...

Brenda Ann Watson Delauder

Mrs. Brenda Ann Watson Delauder, 52, a resident of Junior, departed this life Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in the Davis Medical Center Emergency Department at Ekins. She had been in declining health; however, death was sudden and unexpected. She was born April 14, 1966, at Elkins, a daughter of ...

Winifred Hoover

Winifred Jean “Winnie” Hoover, 87, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon. She was born June 29, 1931, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Winferd Warren and Mary Jane Reeder Hamilton. On Oct. 5, 1952, she married Ralph Houston ...

Donna Teagarden

Donna Louise Bonner Teagarden, 69, a resident of Parsons, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at Davis Medical Center. Although she had been in declining health, we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Donna was born Sunday, Sept. 5, ...