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Obituaries

Richard Friend

Richard Edward (Dick “PopPop”) Friend, 84, of Thomas, formerly of Davis, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, to be reunited with his wife of over 45 years, Anita Louise Sutton Friend. Dick was born on Sept. 20, 1935, in Worthington to the late Richard Thomas (R.T.) Friend and ...

James Stalnaker

James Thomas Stalnaker, 78, of Elkins passed away on Dec. 5, 2019, at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. Jim was born in Elkins on June 20, 1941, to James Richard and Ruth Sponaugle Stalnaker. He was united in marriage on Oct. 18, 1962, to Carolyn Evick, who survives in Elkins. ...

Edna L. Strader

Edna Leah Strader, 93, a resident of Elkins, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at the Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Edna Leah Strader. Condolences may be expressed to ...

Betty Umpenhour

Betty Jean Barkley Umpenhour, 85, a resident of Elkins and since September, a resident of Columbus, Ohio, departed this life Thursday evening, Dec. 5, 2019, at the Ohio State University Medical Center at Columbus. She had been in declining health. She was born Monday, Sept. 10, 1934, at ...

Paul D. Robinson

Paul David Robinson, 79, a resident of Montrose, departed this life Sunday morning, Dec. 8, 2019, at his home. He had been in declining health although death was unexpected. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Paul David ...

Gordon ‘Gordy’ Redman

Gordon Ray “Gordy” Redman, 60, of Dorcas, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Per Gordy’s wishes, his body will be cremated and a memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ in Petersburg with Pastor Calvin S. Redman, Sr. officiating.

Rendell ‘Rennie’ Evick

Rendell Lee “Rennie” Evick, 69, a resident of the Holly Meadows Community, Parsons, departed this life Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family and under the care of Mountain Hospice. He was born Saturday, Aug. 12, 1950, at Parsons, a son of the late Ralph Jr. ...

John M. Coberly

John M. Coberly, 80, a resident of Elkins, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. In following John’s request, a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Pastor Kevin ...

Kenneth L. Booth

Kenneth Lee Booth, 89, a resident of the Laurel Mountain Road, Elkins, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at his home with his wife and daughter by his side and under the care of WV Caring. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., today, Dec. 9, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor ...

Denzil Keesucker

Denzil Claude Keesucker, 86, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2019, at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins, under the care of WV Caring. He had been in declining health for the past six months. He was born Monday, Nov. 6, 1933, at Lewis County, a son of the ...

James C. Corley

James Clair Corley, 85, of Mabie, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tim ...

Roger Pennington

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Pat Cassidy will officiate. Cremation will follow. The family suggest that expressions of ...

John A. Plum

Friends may join the family to honor John’s life and legacy at Rivers of Living Water Ministries today from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. co-officiated by Pastor Mike Boggs and Dr. Philip Richards. Following the funeral service, he will be laid to rest at Mountain ...

Betty Umpenhour

Betty Jean Barkley Umpenhour, 85, a resident of Elkins, and since September, a resident of Columbus, Ohio, departed this life Thursday evening, Dec. 5, 2019, at the Ohio State University Medical Center at Columbus, Ohio. She had been in declining health. Funeral arrangements are incomplete ...

Ruth E. Friel

Ruth E. Friel, 96, of Marlinton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lantz Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon until 1 p.m. Sunday.

Hugh C. Shiflet

Hugh Clark Shiflet, 100, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Parsons, died on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. Born June 7, 1919, in Swoope, Virginia, he was the son of the late Lester Huffman and Lucy Jane Driver Shiflet. He was a member and past Elder of ...

Kenneth L. Booth

Kenneth Lee Booth, 89, a resident of the Laurel Mountain Road, Elkins, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at his home with his wife and daughter by his side and under the care of WV Caring. He was born Saturday, Feb. 1, 1930, a son of the late Lee and Hazel Moore Booth. He was born in ...

James Stalnaker

Mr. James Thomas “Jim” Stalnaker, 78, a resident of Elkins, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 5, 2019, at his home following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for James Thomas “Jim” ...

Fern M. Wickline

Fern Maxine Wickline, 90, a resident of East Dailey, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Greenwood Cemetery at East Dailey. Pastor Ann Fretwell will officiate and interment will follow. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of ...

Kimberly Byers-Cunningham

Kimberly R. Byers-Cunningham of Dryfork, Tucker County, passed suddenly at her home on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Born Kimberly Ruth Donatelli on Feb. 9, 1956, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, “Kimmie” is the adored and beloved wife of Brian K. Cunningham, and cherished daughter of John ...