|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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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.