Obituaries

Ruth B. Gilmore

Ruth B. Gilmore went home to be with the lord on July 15, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones at her home. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred Sr., Ruth is survived by her children, David (Gayle), Patricia (Gary), Rebecca, Sandra, Fred Jr. (Gretchen) and Brian (Allanna); and siblings, ...

Ray Reon Essex

Ray Reon Essex, 75, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Tuesday evening, July 18, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. He had been in declining health. He was born Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1941, at Bemis, a son of the late Earnest ...

Dorothy M. Wooddell Walden

Dorothy M. Wooddell Walden, 86, of Brook Park, Ohio, passed away peacefully Friday, July 14, 2017. Cherished wife of 51 years to the late Thomas E. Walden; beloved mother of the late Thomas Walden (Gayle), Robert Walden (Tonie) and Diane Brunner (David); loving grandmother of Thomas Walden ...

Denzil Jay Lewis

Denzil Jay Lewis, 88, of Rock Cave, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, in Colonial Place in Elkins. Born April 12, 1929, in Rock Cave, he was the son of the late Jay Lewis and Ollie Pritt Bender. Denzil was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Also preceding him in death was his wife, ...

Patricia Jean Walden Rosencrance

Mrs. Patricia Jean Walden Rosencrance, 85, a native of Elkins and a resident of Verona, Virginia, passed away July 17, 2017, at her home in Verona. She was born Sept. 7, 1931, in Elkins, a daughter of the late George William Walden and the late Thelma Elizabeth Purkey Walden. On Jan. 14, ...

Jessie James McCune

Jessie James McCune, 96, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at home surrounded by his family and under the care of WV Caring. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements ...

Sara J. Morgan

Sara Jeanninne Morgan, 52, of Ronceverte, passed away July 16, 2017 of acute respiratory disease in CAMC General Hospital. There will be a service for family with the Rev. Jeanie Nelson officiating. Plans have not been finalized. Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com.

Charles O. ‘Boots’ Morris

Charles O. “Boots” Morris, 94, a resident of Elkins, for over 60 years, departed this life early Monday morning, July 17, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of WV Caring. He had been in declining health. He was born Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1922, at ...

Patricia Jean Walden Rosencrance

Mrs. Patricia Jean Walden Rosencrance, 85, a native of Randolph County and a resident of Verona, Virginia, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, in Virginia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Memorial contributions may be ...

Mabel Anna Gear Hammonds

Mabel Anna Gear Hammonds, 95, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Monday morning, July 17, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family and under the care of WV Caring. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with ...

Henry Harrison Graff III

“Harry” was an entrepreneur in the true American way. He loved finding businesses on the decline and rejuvenating them — which he did numerous times. He was proud of the fact that he started out with nothing and made a success of so many things. Born and raised in Texas, he joined the ...

Priscilla Damron

Priscilla Damron, 76, of Sugar Grove, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Sentara RMH in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Kimble Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sugar ...

Linda Lue McIe

Linda Lue McIe, 68, of Selbyville, went home to be with the Lord and be reunited with her husband on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. She was born Feb. 15, 1949, in Selbyville, a daughter of the late Allen Ralph and Oleta Emma Zickefoose Collins. On ...

Ernest Dempsey Hardy

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 11a.m. The Rev. William “Billy” Hardy and Pastor Susie Metzner will officiate and interment will follow ...

Curtis Grey Dunbrack

Curtis Grey Dunbrack, 87, of Hillsboro passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Mercer Nursing and Rehab Center in Bluefield. Graveside services were held 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton with Pastor Phillip Thompson officiating. In lieu of flowers ...

David Burr Currance

David Burr Currance, 78, a resident of the Red Run Community, Hendricks, departed this life Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at home. Death was sudden and unexpected. Mr. Currance’s request for cremation was honored. A graveside service will be held at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons Saturday, ...

Ernest Dempsey Hardy

Ernest Dempsey Hardy, 86, a resident of Hambleton, departed this life Thursday afternoon, July 13, 2017, in United Hospital Center at Bridgeport. He had been in declining health. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Ernest Dempsey ...

Patricia ‘Pat’ Ann Coker Forinash

Patricia “Pat” Ann Coker Forinash, 71, a longtime resident of Mill Creek, Valley Head, Elkins and previously Conowingo, Maryland, went to be with her Lord Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins, following an extended illness. Pat’s request for cremation was honored. A ...

Bradley Nolan Talbott

Bradley Nolan Talbott, 18, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life to join his Lord and Savior Sunday, July 9, 2017. He had been in his usual health, and death was unexpected. Bradley was born Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, in Elkins, a son of Terry Talbott and Beth Gump and fiance, ...

David Burr Currance

David Burr Currance, 78, a resident of the Red Run Community, Hendricks, departed this life Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at home. Death was sudden and unexpected. Mr. Currance’s request for cremation was honored. A graveside service will be held at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons Saturday, ...