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Dora K. Huffman
Dora Katherine Bonner Huffman, 83, a former resident of Parsons and a resident of the Cortland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas, departed this life early Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, 2002, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born Sept. 8, 1919, at Red Creek, a daughter of the late Edward D. Bonner and Verna O. Lambert Bonner.
On Sept. 29, 1950, she was married to Ralph Huffman, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one stepson, Wayne Huffman and wife, Shirley; and one stepgrandson, Mark Huffman, both of Hickory, N.C.
Preceding her in death are two sisters, Eva Bonner and Bertie Rennix. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1937. She had worked for the former Barb’s Drug Store of Parsons. She had worked for the United States Government for the Department of Education for more than 30 years. She had a love for traveling and was an avid reader.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. J. Michael Lantz will officiate and interment will follow at Parsons City Cemetery, Parsons.

Charles J. Lott
Charles J. Lott, 54, a resident of 274 Country Club Road, Elkins, passed away unexpectedly at 11:55 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
He was born June 5, 1948, at Athens, Ohio, a son of Marie Kathern Lott Streets, who survives at Philippi.
He was united in marriage May 20, 1970, to the former Lulu Belle Armstrong, who survives.
In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, John David Lott, Tacy community, Philippi, and Charles William and wife, Nora Lott, Elkins; and two grandchildren, Dennis and Cynthia Lott.
He was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Joshua Brady Lott.
He was a fork lift operator for Kingsford Charcoal Plant at Parsons with 32 years service. He was a Vietnam veteran serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Laurel Mountain VFW Post 410 of Belington. He was a United Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 7:30 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Gary Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery at Tacy with Laurel Mountain VFW Post 410 conducting military rites.

Vernor W. Gerrard
Vernor Webb Gerrard, 89, of Elizabeth Street, Buckhannon, died Monday, Sept., 30, 2002, in the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
Mr. Gerrard was a retired well tender with Hope Natural Gas Co.
He was born in Sardis, June 7, 1913, a son of the late Grover E. and Frances C. Southern Gerrard.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma Earldine Scott Gerrard, whom he married Feb. 28, 1942.
Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Tommy (Nancy) Moffett, Wilmington, N.C., and Mrs. Don (Judy) Nestor, Buckhannon; four grandchildren, Shawna Kerekes, Sharece Hendrix, Mendy Nestor and Ryan Nestor; two sisters, Eulah Bray, Fairmont, and Garnett Lynch, Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Edmond Gerrard.
Mr. Gerrard was a former member of the Sardis Methodist Church and attended Buckhannon First Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, where he received a Purple Heart, as well as two bronze stars.
Family and friends may call at Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, Clarksburg, Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard McGuire presiding. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery, where full military services will be accorded.

Freeman D. Nutter
Freeman David “Red” Nutter, 95, a well known resident of Elkins and a resident of Cass for the past 20 years, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 29, 2002, at Nella’s Incorporated, where he had been a resident for the past one and a half years.
He was born May 9, 1907, in Barbour County, a son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Helmick Nutter.
He was twice married. His first wife, the former Mildred M. Poling, preceded him in death in April of 1975. His second wife, the former Eloise Ward, also preceded him in death.
He is survived by three daughters, Sue Roberts and husband, Ed, of Belington, Sandy Edman of Elkins, and Belinda Nutter of Weston; one brother, Clyde Nutter, who is currently a resident of the IOOF Home; several stepchildren, two grandsons, Charles David Nutter and James Franklin Leary; several stepgrandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends including two special friends, Guy and Chester.
Also preceding him in death were one son, Gerald “Teddy” Nutter; two sisters, Mamie Crowley and Lena McQuain; and one brother, Haymond Nutter.
He was the owner and operator of the Red Nutter’s Concrete and Sidewalk Co. for several years. He was a well known ginseng buyer and seller in West Virginia and surrounding state. In the late 1940s and early 1950s he drove for Reynolds Bus Line from Elkins to Bluefield. He was a graduate of Elkins High School and built and owned several properties in the Elkins area. He also worked in the CC Camps in Tucker County. He served as Elkins City Councilman in 1971 and resigned in the same year to take the position of street superintendent for the city of Elkins. He was also well known for his masonry work. He was a former member of the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars, the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, the Moose Lodge and a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a Protestant by faith.
At the request of the deceased there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Mountain State Memorial Gardens in Gilman. The Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate. Interment will follow. The Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will serve as pall bearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Red’s name to the Randolph County Senior Center or to the Senior Center of Green Bank. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry R. Teter Jr.
Jerry R. Teter Jr., 35, a resident of Bruceton Mills, passed away at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. His death was a result of complications from heart surgery.
He was born Dec. 25, 1966, in Elkins, a son of Jerry R. Teter, formerly of Onego and Patricia Cooper Teter, formerly of Elkins, who survives at Bruceton Mills.
Also surviving are his paternal grandmother, Ella Teter of Elkins; his maternal grandmother, Gelda Cooper of Lake Helen, Fla.; his fiance, Cari Snider; his daughter, Marissa; and several aunts and uncles.
He received his bachelor of science degree in accounting from West Virginia University and was currently employed by Horizon Realty of Bruceton Mills. He also enjoyed farming.
Friends may call from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Greg Moran officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. State Memorial Gardens near Elkins.

Sharon S. Adair
Sharon Sue Tenney Adair, 62, of Sun Bridge Nursing Home, Glenville, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Stonewall Jackson, Weston.
She was born Oct. 22, 1940, at Hesper, a daughter of the late Melvin and Heloise Tenney Tenney.
She married Kenneth Adair, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one aunt, Mary Veith, Buckhannon; and several cousins.
She was a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lloyd Tenney officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Tallmansville.

Matthew G. Wilbert 
Matthew Garnett Wilbert, 10, of Yorktown, Va., passed from this life into the glorious hereafter, where he will run and laugh and sing, on Friday, April 4, 2003, at home surrounded by his parents and people who love him, after a 20-month battle with a brain tumor. He was a brave and determined young man who never lost his spirit and drive to go on, even though his body was fighting his cancer.
He was born on March 26, 1993, in Virginia Beach, Va.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his family; parents, Daniel Doyle and Natalie Elaine Wilbert; his brother and best friend, Dillon Doyle Wilbert, who looked up to his brother as a brave and courageous role model; his maternal grandmother, Helen Arbogast of Harman; paternal great-grandmother, Josephine Doyle of North Smithfield, R.I.; paternal grandfather, Jack Wilbert of Ocean, N.J.; maternal aunt and uncle, Deanna and Randy Armentrout of Harman; paternal aunt, Maggie Harris of Dover Plains, N.Y.; paternal uncle, John Wilbert of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.; along with a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ray Garnett Arbogast; and his paternal grandmother, Ritha Doyle Wilbert.
He was an outstanding student in the fourth grade at Grafton Bethel Elementary School and an active Cub Scout in Pack 200. He was baptized and attended Yorkminster Presbyterian Church. Thanks to all his teachers and church family who supported us through this time.
Visitations were held Monday in Armory Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church today at 4 p.m. with the Revs. Feild and Jenny Russell officiating. Visitation will also be at Job Church of God Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., immediately followed by a graveside service in Flanagan Memorial Cemetery conducted by Pastor Todd Rhodes.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of the Hem/Onc Clinic and the doctors and devoted nurses in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, especially Dr. Paulette Bryant for her devotion to Matthew, and our nurses who cared for Matthew at home. Also, York County EMS; and Edmarc Home Health Care for all their kindness and compassion during this difficult time.
Matthew made an impression on everyone he met and will be sorely missed by all, but will live on forever in our hearts.
Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va., and Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maxine N. Jackson
Maxine N. Jackson, 74, a resident of the Broaddus Long Term Care in Philippi, departed this life at 9:38 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. She had been in declining health for quite sometime.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington.

Hugh C. Roy
Hugh Carroll Roy, 64, of Route 1, French Creek, died at 1:24 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003.
He was born Jan. 3, 1939, at Ellamore, the son of the late Hugh Anderson Roy and Dessie Virginia Brain Queen of Ellamore.
On April 20, 1963, he was married to Betty Ann Hawkins, who survives.
Surviving in addition to his mother and wife are two sons and daughters-in-law, Hugh Randall Roy and wife, Cheri, of French Creek and James Anderson Roy and wife, Jennifer, of Dailey; one daughter, Diana Roy of Buckhannon; and five grandchildren, Amanda Lea Roy of Houston, Texas, Justin Everett Roy of Adrian, Hugh Michael Allen Roy of French Creek, Eric Scott Roy of French Creek and Nicholas James Roy of Dailey.
One brother, James L. Roy, and one granddaughter, Camilla Roy, are deceased.
Mr. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and had worked in the shipping department of Corhart Refractories at the time of his retirement and was a member of the Church of Christ at Alexander.
Friends will be received at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home Thursday from 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Church of Christ in Buckhannon where the body will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. Evangelist Darell Toothman will officiate and burial will follow in the Mt. Union Cemetery. Full military honors will be held at the gravesite. The Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marvin K. Phillips
The family will receive friends at Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. David Fuller and the Rev. Jesse Keenan will officiate and interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery at Holly Meadows. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Marvin “Tim” Kenneth Phillips.

Dortha Hammonds
Dortha Mae Hammonds, 69, a former resident of Adolph and more recently a resident of the Tygarts Valley Apartments in Elkins, went to be with the Lord at 11:25 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2003, in Davis Memorial Hospital. She passed away following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born Sept. 9, 1934, at Adolph, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Mellie Mae Johnson Hammonds.
On Sept. 13, 1949, she was united in marriage to Coleman Fincham, who survives at Cassity.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mellie Currence and husband, Richard, of French Creek and Becky Currence and husband, Kevin, of Cassity; and one son, Tim Fincham of Mill Creek.
In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by eight grandchildren, Melissa Rehak and husband, Kurt, of Conawingo, Md., Michelle, Michael and Marsha Currence, all of Baltimore, Md., and Karah, Khristopher, Keith and Keian Currence, all of Cassity; one sister, Juanita “Bunt” Arbogast of Adolph; two sisters-in-law, Verna Hammonds of Shadyside, Ohio, and Ginny Hammonds of Baltimore, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were one daughter, Norma Jean Fincham; one grandson, Kevin Currence II; three brothers, Roy, Dale and Paul Hammonds; and one sister, Pauline Hammonds Taylor.
Dortha was a homemaker and an in-home care attendant for various families in the Randolph County area.
She was a member of the Ambassador Baptist Church, where she remained very active until her illness. She was a devout Christian and spread his Word with love. Dortha loved painting, drawing, traveling and cooking. She attended the Adolph schools and Tygarts Valley High School.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel today after 6 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Pastor Mike House of the Ambassador Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Zirkle Cemetery at Cassity. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Dortha Mae Hammonds.

Joseph H. Culver
Joseph Herbert “Joe” Culver, 52, a resident of Route 1, Beverly, the East Dailey community, departed this life Saturday evening, May 31, 2003, at his home. He had been in declining health.
He was born Friday, Nov. 17, 1950, at Washington, D.C., the son of the late Francis “Joe” Culver and Rita Tothill Culver.
On Nov. 17, 1990, at Annapolis, Md., he was married to the former Lucy Nan McLaughlin, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Keith Culver and wife, Diane, and Mike Culver and wife, Jennifer, all of Maryland; one daughter, Josie Crzywacz, Maryland; one stepson, Jamie VanNess and wife, Kathy, New York; one stepdaughter, Becky Jo VanNess, New York; two brothers, Troy Culver, Florida, and Wayne Culver, Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Marlene, Charlene and Peggy; his mother-in-law, Ruth McLaughlin, Elkins; one brother-in-law, Robert McLaughlin and wife, Christine, Elkins; 10 grandchildren, Kasey, Abby, Sara, Amber, Julia, Zachary, Brianne, Joshua, Cierra and Conner; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Culver.
He attended the schools of Washington, D.C., was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Vietnam War. He was a glazer for various glass companies throughout America, including Talbott Paint and Glass of Elkins and various local contractors, and had worked as a meat cutter.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and outdoorsman and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli and the Rev. Nancy I. Stevens will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Joseph Herbert “Joe” Culver.

Nelson A. Harris
Nelson Alfred Harris, 82, a resident of Route 2, Elkins, the Crystal Springs community, departed this life Sunday afternoon, June 2, 2003, at the Charleston Area Medical Center-Memorial Division at Charleston, where he had been a patient since undergoing heart surgery.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Nelson Alfred Harris.

Betty Furman
Betty Ann Bennett Furman, 71, a resident of Route 1, Elkins, departed this life Sunday afternoon, June 1, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for Betty Ann Bennett Furman.


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