Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2001

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Mrs. Ruby Marie Feaster Brotherton, 82, of Maysville, died May 21, at Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Feb. 2, 1997.
Born Feb. 14, 1919, at Jordan Run, she was the daughter of the late Adam H. and Diana (Goldizen) Evans. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Glenvil Charles Feaster in 1977.
She is survived by her husband, Roscoe R. Brotherton; one son, Tommie A. Feaster of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Debra K. Cunningham and Rickie A. Feaster, both of Petersburg, and Vickie Lambert of Maysville; six great-grandchildren, Nicole L. Watts, Matthew W. Cunningham, Jeff A. Feaster, Thomas Lee Rohrbaugh, J.R. Lambert and Jessica Lambert; and three great-great-grandchildren, Codie Rohrbaugh, Samantha Rohrbaugh and Blake D. Watts.
Funeral services were May 23, at Cabins Assembly of God, Cabins, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5/29)
 
Jimmie Blaine Harman, 79, of Petersburg, died May 23, at Martinsburg City Hospital, Martinsburg. He had been a resident of the Care Haven Center Inc., Martinsburg, since Nov. 11, 2000.
Born June 20, 1921, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Preston V. and Rebecca (Yokum) Harman. He was the last member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hazel A. (Jordan) Harman of Martinsburg; three daughters, Janet Weese of Warrenton, Anne Harman of Upper Tract, and Martha Ours of Dorcas; six grandchildren, Randy Weese Jr., Scotty Weese, Jeremiah Ours, Holly Ours, Stephanie Kimble and Stephen Kimble; and one great-grandson, Alexander Weese.
Funeral services were May 26, at the Lighthouse Community Church, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5/29)
 
Mrs. Emma (Getz) Brown, 100, of Morgantown, died May 24, in Morgantown.
Born Jan. 25, 1901, in Pansy, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Ida Susan (Shreve) Getz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl William Brown.
She is survived by four sons, Robert Carl Brown of Moundsville, Donald Lee Brown of Birmingham, Ala., Delmar Keith Brown of Wichita, Kan., and Gerald Ray Brown of Old Town, Fla.; one daughter, Helen Frum of Morgantown; three brothers, Ray Getz of Ridgeley, Harry Getz of Petersburg, and Olie Getz of Keyser; one sister, Bessie Hedricks of Cavins; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including three grandchildren who live in Morgantown, Robert Frum, Michael Frum and Ellen Shafer.
Funeral services were May 27, at the Hastings Funeral Home chapel, Morgantown, with interment in Mount Union Cemetery. (5/29)
 
Denver Clay Dolly, 99, of Burlington, died May 27, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport, Md.
Born March 20, 1902, in Pendleton County, he was the son of the late Alfred Frederick and Melissa (Mallow) Dolly. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Susan (Dolly) Dolly.
He is survived by four sons, Clay William Dolly of Elkton, Va., James Frederick Dolly and Virgil Allen Dolly, both of Burlington, and Ray Junior Dolly of Okahumpka, Fla.; two daughters, Paulie Mae Dolly of Romney and Cressie Virginia Melia of Burlington; one brother, James A. Dolly of Burlington; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 30 at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel, with interment in Dolly Family Cemetery, Burlington. (5/29)

Arthur D. "Bubby" Reel, 83, of Moorefield, died May 13, at his home.
Born Feb. 11, 1918, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Roy and Cora (Conrad) Reel. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Bessie (Myers) Reel in March 1995.
He is survived by one sister, Mary Ruddle of Franklin; one brother, William Ruddle of Arlington; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were May 17, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (5/22)
 
Mrs. Georgia Elberta Rohrbaugh, 92, of Arthur, died May 13, at her residence.
Born June 14, 1909, in Lahmansville, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Minnie (McDonald) Kessel.
She is survived by her husband, Lester Rohrbaugh, whom she married Jan . 3, 1991; one sister, Lydia Brennan of Arthur; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were May 16, at the Potomac Valley Baptist Church, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5/22)
 
Mrs. Edna M. Ellifritz, 90, of Ridgeville, died May 14, at the home of her son, Samuel D. Ellifritz.
Born Oct. 19, 1910, at Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Mary Annabelle (Shade) Catlett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. Ellifritz, July 5, 1973.
She is survived by four sons, Robert H. Ellifritz of Clayton, N.C., Harold B. "Pete" Ellifritz of Antioch, Frederick W. Ellifritz of Purgitsville and Samuel D. Ellifritz of Keyser; seven daughters, Juanita M. Whittaker of Petersburg, Betty L. Couch of Ocala, Fla., Shelby Jean Heckert of Romney, Bonnie L. Jenkins and Lois E. Rohrbaugh, both of Keyser, Mary E. Canan of Antioch and Patsy S. High of Purgitsville; one sister, Elsie Wade of Kingwood; 52 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a large number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were May 17, at the Sunnyside Church of the Brethren, New Creek, with interment in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel. (5/22)
 
Guy W. Paugh, 80, of Mt. Storm, died May 15, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Aug. 25, 1920, in Gorman, Md., he was the son of the late Oliver C. and Lucy V. (Bosley) Paugh. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie A. (Eicher) Paugh in 1988.
He is survived by two daughters, Aileen M. Magelitz of Silver Spring, Md. and Mary Ann Stitly of Waynesboro, Pa.; four sons, Leo W. Paugh of Waldorf, Md., William D. Paugh of Beltsville, Md. Stephen V. Paugh of Jacksonville, Fla. and Michael T. Paugh of Mount Storm; one sister, Emily Gillaspie of Mount Storm; three half sisters, Virginia Gates of Keyser, Louise Pennington of Oakland, Md. and Mary C. Sollars of Morgantown; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 19, at the Stewart Funeral Home chapel, Oakland, with interment in the Mount Storm Cemetery, Mount Storm. (5/22)
 
Mrs. Madeline H. Bland, 77 of Riverton, died May 16, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born May 11, 1924, in Circleville, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Mary (Bennett) Sponaugle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bland, Jan 22.
She is survived by two sons, Bobby Jack Bland and Denny Bland, both of Riverton; one daughter, Debbie Burns of Riverton; two brothers, Bradford Teter of Muncy, Pa. and LeeRoy Warner of Arthur; two granddaughters, Sarah Burns and Elizabeth Bland, both of Riverton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were May 19, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel , Franklin, with interment in Burns Cemetery, Riverton. (5/22)
 
Mrs. Maggie Belle Bible, 93, of Onego, died May 20, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born April 26, 1908, in Clarksburg, she was the daughter of the late Albert A. and Elizabeth Virginia (Metheny) Casto. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bible, June 8, 1972.
She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn Thompson of Petersburg; one son, the Rev. Earl Bible of Seneca Rocks; two sisters, Madeline Gregg of Wolf Summit and Mary White of Clarksburg; one brother, Robert Casto of California; one grandchild, Amanda Heavener; and two great-grandchildren, Ben and Hannah Heavener.
Funeral services were May 23, at Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in the Bible Family Cemetery, Onego. (5/22)
 
Paul David Ruddle, 90, of Franklin, died May 20, at the Pendleton Nursing Home, Franklin.
Born Dec. 9, 1910, in Ruddle, he was the son of the late George Lawson and Delia Frances (Hedrick) Ruddle. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma (Crigler) Ruddle, Aug. 7, 1996.
He is survived by one sister, Mary Ruddle of Franklin; one brother, William Ruddle of Arlington, Va.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were May 23, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin. Masonic graveside services were performed by the Pendleton Lodge #144 A.F.&A.M. Military graveside services were performed by veteran organizations of Grant County. (5/22)

Melvin Edward Waldron, 73, of Cabins, died May 7, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Nov. 3, 1927, in Cabins, he was the son of the late Charles E. Waldron and Amanda Jane (VanMeter) Brown. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Zernie M. (Heavner) Waldron.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruby B. (Ours) Waldron; one son, George E. Waldron of Cabins; one daughter, Linda S. Keplinger of Cabins; five half sisters, Nellie Kimble, Mary Largen and Nancy Dove, all of Cabins, Ruth Daniels of Trinity, Texas and Betty Martin of Nokesville, Va.; three half brothers, Brosie A. Waldron of Cabins, Charles E. Waldron Jr. of Maysville and Roscoe V. Waldron of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Mike Keplinger, Amy Waldron and Beth McCaslin; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan Keplinger, Kaleb Keplinger and Sierra McCaslin.
Funeral services were May 10, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (5/15)
 
Ellis "Eli" Arlen DeWeese, 55, of Moorefield, died May 11, at his residence, after a long illness.
Born Jan. 15, 1946, in Princeton, he was the son of the late Everett Sandy Wilson and Edrie Louise DeWeese.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean (Greening) DeWeese; one daughter, Sabrina Leah DeWeese, at home; and one son, Ellis Arlen DeWeese Jr. of Moorefield.
Funeral services were May 13, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment May 14, in Woodall Cemetery, Princeton. (5/15)
 
Howard Brooks Hall, 83, of Fairmont, died April 21, at Monongalia General Hospital, Fairmont. 
Born Nov. 16, 1917, in Fairmont, he was the son of the late Charles and Goldie (Shackleford) Hall.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edith (Getz) Hall, formerly of Grant County; one daughter, Carole Carter of Parkersburg; three sisters, Dortha Hall of Pittsboro, N.C., Catherine Christy of Fairmont, and Delores Riley of Bradentown, Fla.; one granddaughter, Ashley Carter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were April 24, at Grace Lutheran Church, with interment in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont. (5/8)
 
Mrs. Marie Pauline (Landes) VanMeter, 81, of Cabins, died May 2, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born May 25, 1919, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Cora Alice (Alt) Landes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kermit H. VanMeter, April 30, 1976.
She is survived by two sons, Darrel A. VanMeter of Cabins, and Gary K. VanMeter of Berryville, Va.; five daughters, Gloria Goldizen, Nancy VanMeter and Wanda VanMeter, all of Cabins, Sandra V. Adams of Winchester, Va., and Linda V. Feigenbaum of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Pearl Judy of Petersburg, and Gail Parker of Arthur; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were May 4, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (5/8)

Michael Thomas Koneful, 52, of Petersburg, died April 23, at Seneca Rocks, as a result of an accidental fall from Seneca Rocks.
Born Jan. 22, 1949, at Camden, N.J., he was the son of Chester and Cecilia (Vickers) Koneful of Maysville.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Joan (Acker) Koneful; three sons, Jeremy Stallsmith of Alabama, and Michael Koneful and Angelo Stallsmith, both of New Jersey; three brothers, Robert Koneful of Indiana and Chester Koneful and Thomas Koneful, both of New Jersey.
Graveside services were April 27, at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. Military rites were accorded by the veterans organizations of Grant County.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5/1)
 
Harley Galen Cosner, 77, of Mount Storm, died April 26, at his residence.
Born April 16, 1924, at Bismarck, he was the son of the late Aaron Basil and Flossie Marie (Moore) Cosner.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris P. "Sally" (Amtower) Cosner; one son, Gary G. Cosner of Mount Storm; one daughter, Karen "Susie" Merritt of Mount Storm; three brothers, A. Blaine Cosner and Wardney L. Cosner, both of Mount Storm, and Ronald Lynn Cosner of Elk Garden; one sister, Norma Hanlin of Mount Storm; two grandsons, Jeff and Jason Heath of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and three granddaughters, Rebecca Davenport and Julie Cosner, both of Raleigh, N.C., and Paula Merritt of Mount Storm.
Funeral services were April 29, at the Smith Funeral Home chapel, Keyser, with interment in the Mount Storm Cemetery, Mount Storm. (5/1)
 
Mrs. Bonnie Lee Crites, 68, of Rig, died Friday, April 27, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born April 23, 1933, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Clara (Moyer) Shreve. She was also preceded in death by her husband, "Harvey" Crites in January 1997.
She is survived by six sons, Johnny Crites and Loring J. Crites Jr., both of Petersburg, Lemuel S. Crites, Mackie Crites, Scottie Crites and Fred Crites, all of Moorefield; five daughters, Sue Hines and Peggy Thorne, both of Moorefield, Rose Armentrout and Christina Crites, both of Rig, and Jeanette Ours of Petersburg; two sisters, Shirley Crites of Rig, and Betty Moyers-Devine of Erie, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were April 30, at the Rig Assembly of God Church, with interment in the Clara Crites Cemetery, Critestown.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield. (5/1)
 
Albert Roosevelt Mongold, 74, of Moorefield, died April 28, at the E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, Baker.
Born May 16, 1926, in Mathias, he was the son of the late Harry R. and Clara Jane (Shipe) Mongold.
Mr. Mongold was a retired construction laborer and was Methodist by faith.
He is survived by one sister, Una Sager of Cora, Pa.; two brothers, Lloyd Mongold of Moorefield, and Alston Mongold of Old Fields; and two half sisters, Mamie Puffenbarger of Arthur, and Nita Robinson of Silver Spring, Md.
Funeral services were April 30, at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in the Jenkins Chapel Church Cemetery. (5/1)

Mrs. Mildred L. Moreland, 82, of Gormania, died Saturday, April 28, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, Md.
Born Aug. 2, 1918, in Bismarck, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Fannie (Helmick) Moreland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Moreland in 1980.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were May 1, at the Stewart Funeral Home chapel, Oakland, with interment in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Mount Storm. (5/1)
 
Mrs. Beulah Virginia Shaffer, 96, of Petersburg, died April 28, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Dec. 15, 1904, in Masonville, she was the daughter of the late Israel and Martha Jane (Sites) Getz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Shaffer, Jan. 22, 1995.
She is survived by one son, Ralph W. Shaffer of Sykesville, Md.; two daughters, Anna Lee Snyder of Rockville, Md., and Jessie M. Shaffer of Petersburg; four grandchildren, Gregory Shaffer of Sykesville, Denise (Shaffer) Mathias of Westminster, Md., Carolyn (Snyder) Mason of Elkridge, Md., and Mary Ann (Snyder) Richmond of Ellicott City, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Jenna Lyn Richmond and Kyle Dalton Mathias; and number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were April 30, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, with interment in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. 
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (5/1)


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