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Obituaries

John B. Davis

John Blair Davis, 75, of Canaan Valley, passed away Jan. 9, 2020, at Valentines Personal Care Home in Elkins. He was born April 21, 1944, in Shinnston, a son of the late Blair Judson Davis and Nancy Virginia Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2001, Frankie Jo Cashdollar, whom ...

Ronald ‘Donnie’ Shockey

Mr. Ronald Lee “Donnie” Shockey, 82, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2020, in the Davis Medical Center, he had been in his usual health and death was unexpected. He was born June 5, 1937, at Wellsburg, a son of the late Leonard and Lela Pearl England ...

Dorothy Harman

Dorothy Louise Smith Harman, 85, of Maysville, departed this life Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in her home. Friends and relatives will be received Saturday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Love Church, Moorefield. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at Love Church. Interment will be in South Branch ...

James D. Griffith

James Daniel Griffith, 59, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his home. He was born Aug. 19, 1960, in Tucker County, a son of the late Thomas “Jack” Griffith and Opal Snyder Griffith. Surviving are two sons, James Daniel Griffith Jr. and wife Shauna of ...

Joseph ‘Joe’ Simmons

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 to 7 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home today at 7 p.m. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate and a private graveside service will take place at a later date. The Lohr & Barb ...

Joseph ‘Joe’ Simmons

Joseph Theodore “Joe” Simmons, 60, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2020, at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins and under the care of West Virginia Caring. He had been in declining health. He was born Thursday, Feb. 19, 1959, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ...

Daniel C. Borror

Daniel Christopher Borror, 36, of Brandywine, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at his home. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at Kimble Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Riverside United Methodist Church in Brandywine. Interment will be ...

James D. Griffith

James Daniel Griffith, 59, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Monday evening, Jan. 6, 2020, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for James Daniel Griffith. Condolences may be expressed to the family at ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Runner

Mr. Robert Lee “Bob” Runner, 80, a former resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of Idamay, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in the United Hospital Center at Bridgeport. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. At 8:00 p.m. today, ...

Lila W. Spurgeon

Lila Wilma Spurgeon, 83, passed away peacefully Jan. 5, 2020. She was born Nov. 4, 1936, in Philippi, the daughter of Ronald M. and Lauvaughn E. (Chapman) Hymes/Poling. She was married to her sweetheart, Forest Lynn Spurgeon, for over 50 years and is now reunited with him in the Kingdom ...

Harold ‘Moose’ Murphy

Harold Ray “Moose” Murphy, 72, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at his home. He was born May 16, 1947, in Upshur County, a son of the late Emmett Ray and Clara Maxine Bennett Murphy. On Aug. 2, 1969, he married Linda Suder, who survives of Buckhannon. Also surviving are ...

William ‘Bill’ Currence

William Johnathon “Bill” Currence, 91, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at home surrounded by family and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Bill was born Tuesday, May 15, 1928, in Elkins, a son of the late Hillary Currence and Ethel Jordan ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Runner

Mr. Robert Lee “Bob” Runner, 80, a former resident of Elkins and more recently a resident of Idamay, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in the United Hospital Center at Bridgeport. He was born Aug. 25, 1939, in Elkins, a son of the late Floyd “F.E.” Runner and the late Clara ...

Cynthia L. Ingram

Cynthia Lou Ingram, 79, of Buckhannon,went to be with her Lord and Savior Jan. 4, 2020. She was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Philippi, a daughter of the late John Willard Keyser and Ersie Ryan Keyser. She is survived by her husband of 60 years John Paul Ingram; one daughter, Terry Lynn Taylor ...

Joseph T. Simmons

Joseph Theodore Simmons, 60, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2020, at the Davis Medical Center at Elkins and under the care of West Virginia Caring. He had been in declining health. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr ...

Larry W. Mackey

Larry Wayne Mackey, 73, of Buckhannon, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1946, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Junior O. and Elnora J. Royer Mackey. He is survived by one daughter, Traci Payne and husband Todd of Buckhannon; two grandsons, Cole and Cameron ...

Hobert Mullenax

Hobert S. Mullenax, 95, of Upper Tract, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at Kimble Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Upper Tract Presbyterian Church. Interment will ...

Tonya Nicole Dietrich

Ms. Tonya Nicole Dietrich, daughter of Thelma Elizabeth Dietrich and the late Gilbert Anthony Dietrich Sr., was born April 13, 1980, in Fredericksburg. She loved her parents above all else. Tonya graduated Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 2001. She previously attended public schools in ...

Ima Lynn Hammer Warner

Ima Lynn Hammer Warner, 94, of Franklin, died peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Brookdale in Harrisonburg, Va. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. at Kimble Funeral Home, 80 South Main Street, Franklin, where a funeral ...

Dorene J. Kitzmiller

Dorene Jeanette (Junkins) Kitzmiller, 86, of Mt. Storm, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at the Grant County Rehabilitation and Care Center in Petersburg. Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Temple Church, Mt. Storm on Saturday, Jan.11, at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Schaeffer Funeral ...