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Obituaries

Claude N. Swecker

Claude N. Swecker, 82, a resident of Elkins, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 at Davis Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman with Bishop Jamie Estep officiating. Interment will follow. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of ...

Claude N. Swecker

Claude N. Swecker, 82, a resident of Elkins, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Davis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 16, 1938, in Elkins, a son of the late Benjamin F. and Bessie Pritt Swecker. He had never married. He is survived by one brother, David Swecker of Elkins,; ...

Irene C. Swecker

Irene C. Swecker of Huttonsville, 98, died Sept. 14, 2020, in North Carolina. Her children will hold a private graveside service at the Brick Church Cemetery, Huttonsville. A memorial service for family and friends will held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Fretwell

Robert “Bob” K. Fretwell, 87, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 20,2020, at Valentine Personal Care in Elkins and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Randolph Funeral Home has been entrusted with the ...

Harvey Oliver Mitchell

Harvey Oliver Mitchell, 77, of Ripley, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at his home. Due to COVID-19, the family will have a private graveside service at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin with Mike Blankenship officiating. A celebration of Harvey’s life will be held at a later ...

Irene C. Swecker

Irene C. Swecker of Huttonsville, 98, died on Sept. 14, 2020, in North Carolina. She was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Manheim, Preston County, the daughter of the late George William Deets Jr. and the late Edith Mae Sanders Deets and stepdaughter of the late Reland Ann Loughry Deets. She ...

Steve Mikel Bodnar

Steve Mikel Bodnar, 74, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at Genesis-Tygart Center in Fairmont. He was born Sept. 13, 1946, in Upshur County, a son of the late Steve Bodnar Jr., and Alice Marie Skinner Dean. He is survived by a friend, Don Henderson Jr. of Buckhannon. Mr. ...

Donald ‘Donnie’ Lynn Mayor

Donald “Donnie” Lynn Mayor, 63, a resident of Dry Fork, passed from this life Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Donald “Donnie” Lynn Mayor. Send ...

Roger Eugene Hess

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Terry Cannon will officiate and interment will follow at the American Legion’s Little Arlington ...

H. Joyce Pase Ashby Ziesemer

The family dreceive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be conducted at the funeral home today at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Father Timothy Grassi will officiate. Cremation will follow with a Graveside Service on ...

Beverly Dawn Whitt Hammer

Beverly Dawn Whitt Hammer, 80, died peacefully in her sleep Sept. 14, 2020, in the care of Hospice. She is survived by three children James (Lisa) Hammer, Barbara (Richard) Bushor and Brian Hammer, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. There will be a private family memorial ...

Robert Ralph ‘Bob’ Furnier

Robert Ralph “Bob” Furnier, 92, a resident of Elkins, departed this life to a better life in heaven on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Bob’s request for cremation was honored and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Landmark Baptist Church with Dr. Ken ...

Roger Eugene Hess

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Terry Cannon will officiate and interment will follow at the American Legion’s Little Arlington ...

Edna ‘Janie’ DeMastes

Edna “Janie” DeMastes, 72, of French Creek, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at her home. She was born June 11, 1948, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Harold David and Edna Mae Watson Kesling. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Michael ...

Roger Eugene Hess

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Terry Cannon will officiate and interment will follow at the American Legion’s Little Arlington ...

Robert Ralph ‘Bob’ Furnier

Robert Ralph “Bob” Furnier, 92, a resident of Elkins, departed this life to a better life in heaven on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Bob’s request for cremation was honored and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Landmark Baptist Church with Dr. Ken ...

Vivian Virginia Kittle Shipp

A Graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Rev. Terry A. Burgess will officiate and interment will follow. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Vivian Virginia Kittle Shipp. We encourage our ...

Elbert Leon Linger, MD

Elbert Leon Linger, MD, 93, of Bridgeport, (formerly Buckhannon) died on Sept. 14, 2020, in his apartment at Elmcroft after a steady decline in sight and body. He is a son of the late Rev. Dr. Ross Linger and Ruby Edith Chewning Linger. On Sept. 3, 1947, he married Melba June Smith, his ...

Vivian Virginia Kittle Shipp

A Graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The Rev. Terry A. Burgess will officiate and interment will follow. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Vivian Virginia Kittle Shipp. We ...

Roger Eugene Hess

Roger Eugene Hess, 76, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at his home. He had been in declining health although death was unexpected. He was born Saturday, Nov. 13, 1943, at Elkins, a son of the late Charles Mack and Goldie Pauline Ryan Hess. He had never ...