Obituaries

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Robert Wayne ‘Bobby’ Zastawniak

Mr. Robert Wayne “Bobby” Zastawniak, 48, a resident of Brown Avenue in Belington, departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at his residence. Death was unexpected. He was born Feb. 4, 1969, a son of Michael Edward Zastawniak, who survives, and to the late Patricia Susan Bevins, who ...

Charles Kenny Kerns

Charles Kenny Kerns, 70, a resident of Elkins, went home to be with Jesus our Lord on Wednesday morning, Sept. 13, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. He was born Tuesday, March 18, 1947, at Detroit, Michigan, a son of the late ...

Lawrence H. Betler

Lawrence H. Betler, 84, a former resident of Valley Bend and a resident of Kingwood, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Kingwood. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday ...

Charles ‘Charlie’ Hinkle

Charles “Charlie” Hinkle, 76, a resident of East Dailey, passed from this life Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown due to a massive heart attack and stroke. Charlie was born Thursday, May 22, 1941, in Beverly, a son of the late Cletus Hinkle and Sylvia ...

Paul Granville ‘Skeeter’ Simmons Jr.

Paul Granville “Skeeter” Simmons Jr., 64, a resident of Nettie, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Beckley. He was born Aug. 20, 1953, at Elkins, a son of Madeline Cross Simmons of Florida and the late Paul Granville Simmons Sr. Also ...

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 ...

James ‘Jim’ Andrew Lindsay

James “Jim” Andrew Lindsay, 58, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at home. The family’s request for cremation was honored. A graveside service will be conducted in Valley Head Cemetery Saturday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. Inurnment will follow. The Randolph ...