Area obituaries for December 11, 2017

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Lettie May Pridemore, 85 of Hickory Hollow Road, (Tanner Community) Tanner, WV departed this life on the evening of Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

Born November 08, 1932 in Gilmer County, WV Lettie is the daughter of the late Tracy W. and Freda Bennett Riddle.

Lettie was a homemaker who enjoyed living the quiet life in West Virginia. She loved caring for her children, and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whenever possible. Lettie was a graduate of Tanner High School, class of 1951 and was a Methodist by faith.

Lettie was a very religious person who loved attending churches around the Tanner and Cox’s Mills area. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading the Bible, singing, and listening to all types of Gospel music.

In February 1976, Lettie was united in marriage to Robert Pridemore, who preceded her in death in the Fall of 1998.

Surviving are 5 children, Jackie Smith of Hazlegreen, WV; Richard K. Smith and wife Tammy of Tanner, WV; Paul “Eddie” Carter and wife Tamela of Elizabeth, WV; Bobby Dale Pridemore and wife Donna of Crewe, VA; and Carl Pridemore of Bunker Hill, WV; and 9 grandchildren, Tiffany Workman and husband Scott of Morgantown, WV; Justin Carter and wife Amanda of Lebanon, TN; Dustin Wade of Elizabeth, WV; Stacey Mosser and fiancée Nathan Morgan of Hazelgreen, WV; Kevin Smith of Morgantown, WV; Miranda Utt and husband Jonah of Parkersburg, WV; Paige and Karissa Pridemore of Harrisonburg, VA; and Kaitlyn Pridemore of Crewe, VA.

Also surviving are 8 great-grandchildren, Kaden and Landen Workman, Tyler and Donovan Eilering, Kaylee and Riley Carter, Michael Holdren, and Mason Hull and her long-time caregiver and friend Melissa Paxson of Glenville, WV.

Along with her parents, Lettie was preceded in death by her half brother Leonard N. Bennett and infant twin Nettie Pridemore.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 at 1:00 PM; Thursday, December 14, 2017 with Rev. Kevin Eakle officiating.

Burial will follow in the Spruce Creek Cemetery in Ritchie County.

Friends will be received from 11 AM – 1 PM Thursday at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc is honored to assist the family of Lettie May Pridemore with arrangements.

Ruth Emogene Quinn Bennett86, of Summersville, WV passed away on Friday, December 08, 2017, at the Summersville Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born December 19, 1930, to Ralph and Gladys Quinn of Hacker Valley, Webster County, WV.

Ruth lived most of her life in Bolair, WV and was a homemaker. She loved to listen to bluegrass music, read, and watch TV.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William Paul Bennett; son, Michael Wayne Bennett; brothers, Harley Quinn, James Quinn, Everett “Bark” Quinn, Roy Quinn, and Kelso Quinn.

Ruth is survived by sons, Dr. Roger Paul (Susan) Bennett of Webster Springs, WV; Gary K. (Barbara) Bennett, Clyde J. (Debbie) Bennett of Duck, WV; Dale (Beverly) Bennett of Flatwoods, WV; daughters, Cathy (Kenneth) Norman of Summersville, Barbara (Bill) Mellott of Westerville, OH, and Carol (Jerry) Toothman of Fairmont, WV; eleven grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl “Buck” Quinn, Robert Quinn and Joe (Pat) Quinn; sister, Vernie “Sue” McKissic; special nieces, Jean, Joan and Connie; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.

Services to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held 2 PM, Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs, with Pastor Stacy Dingess officiating.

Friends may join the family for visitation from Noon until the funeral hour at the funeral home.

Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bennett family

Linda L. Greenlief Nolan, 64 of Jane Lew, WV formerly of Glenville, WV departed this life on the evening of Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Genesis Health Care, Glenville Center following an extended illness.

Born February 23, 1953 in Gilmer County, WV,  Linda is the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Langford Greenlief.

Linda was a graduate of Gilmer County High School, class of 1971. She was the owner and operator of the Small World Daycare with 22 years of service. In her spare time she enjoyed being with family and friends, spoiling her grandsons whenever possible, and cooking.

Linda was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed attending Sunday church services at the Church of God of Prophecy.

On September 21, 1970 Linda was united in marriage to William E. “Bill” Nolan, who preceded her in death on September 14, 2017.

Surviving is 1 son, Rick Nolan and wife Carla of Jane Lew, WV; 2 grandsons, Levi and Caleb Nolan of Jane Lew, and 4 siblings, Betty Byrd and husband Asel of Glenville, Wanda Frederick of Glenville, Emma Bryd of Glenville, and Steve Greenlief and wife Joyce of Burnsville, WV.

Along with her parents, Linda was preceded in death by 3 siblings, Kenny and Lynn Greenlief, and Mildred Greathouse.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Church of God of Prophecy in Sand Fork, WV at 1:00 PM; Wednesday, December 13, 2017 with Pastor Bryan Groves and Pastor Donnie Stout officiating.

Burial will follow in the Rhoades Cemetery near Glenville.

Friends will be received from 11 AM – 1 PM Wednesday at the church.

Following graveside services, dinner is being prepared at the Church of God of Prophecy and all are encouraged to attend and share in food and fellowship.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc is honored to assist the family of Linda Lucille Greenlief Nolan with arrangements.

Helen Jean Wolford, age 52, of Buckhannon, WV died Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at her home. She was born March 31, 1965 in Buckhannon, a daughter of Carl William Reed of Buckhannon and the late Annabell Roby Rucker. Also surviving is one daughter, Lori Parsons of Mabie, WV; five grandsons; four granddaughters; two sisters, Betty Wolford and husband Carroll of Buckhannon and Elizabeth Benedict and husband Bob of Madina, OH; three brothers, David Reed and wife Shirley of Mansfield, OH, Billy Reed and wife Sherry of Homeville, OH and Jimmie Reed and wife Darlene of Glenville, WV and step father, Wilbur Rucker of Buckhannon. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Carla Reed. Mrs. Wolford was a homemaker. Friends will be received Monday, December 11, 2017 from 11 AM until 1 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 1 PM on Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.  In honoring Mrs. Wolford’s wishes, she will be cremated.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.  Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Benjamin Dale Thomason, age 75, of French Creek, WV died Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV. He was born April 22, 1942 in Fredericksburg, VA, a son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Media Dale Cutright Thomason. On May 26, 2000 he married Donna D. Smith who survives. Also, surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Gay and husband Jon of French Creek and Audria Thomason of Morgantown, WV; one son, Eric Thomason and wife Kim of Rock Cave, WV; four step sons, Christopher Koon and Jodi of Buckhannon, Steven Koon and wife Lori of Lafayette, IN, Travis Koon and wife Darlene of Buckhannon and Brandon Koon of Cross Lanes, WV; twelve grandchildren; one sister, Delores Shackleford and husband Jerry of King George, VA and two brothers, Rodney Thomason and wife LaRaine of Fredericksburg and Jerry Thomason and wife Vivian of Lewes, DE. Mr. Thomason attended the Way of Holiness Church and was an avid supporter of the WV National Guard. Both he and his wife, Donna, received special recognition for their support of the National Guard. Mr. Thomason was a school teacher and for most of his teaching career taught vo-tech and shop, but retired as an 8th grade science teacher. He was also the owner and operator of Thomason Lumber Company in French Creek. Mr. Thomason was a very gentle, compassionate, caring and loving husband. Friends were received Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5-8 PM at The Way of Holiness Church. A funeral service will be held 11 AM Tuesday at The Way of Holiness Church with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating. Burial following in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tallmansville, WV.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roger Lee “Doc” Canter, age 74, of Buckhannon, WV died Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV. He was born July 7, 1943, in Oakdale, WV, a son of the late Dennie Madison and Elizabeth Ann Riffle Canter. On June 19, 1978, he married Lenna Loretta McCauley who preceded him in death on August 3, 2014. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by fifteen brothers and sisters.  He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Lantz and husband Leonard of Buckhannon and Vera Mae Canter of Monett, MO; three sons, Roger Lee Canter, Jr. of OH, William Canter and wife Penelope of PA and Michael Anthony Canter of Peeltree, WV; two grandsons, Timothy Lee Canter of FL and Frankie Canter of Peeltree; five granddaughters, Haley and Sarah Canter both of Peeltree, Kadence and Carmen Canter both of PA and Christina Hall of Monett; six great grandchildren; one sister, Josephine Fitzgerald of Buckhannon and several nieces and nephews. Roger was a coal miner for 35 years, an animal lover at heart, an avid motorcycle rider, loved to camp and enjoyed life to the fullest. Friends will be received Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 11 AM until 1 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 1 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery in Buckhannon. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles “Chuck” Henry Teachout, Jr., 94, of Syracuse, NY, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his daughter’s home in Buckhannon, WV, with the assistance of WV Hospice on Monday, December 11, 2017. Born October 9, 1923 in Syracuse, NY, he was the son of the late Charles Henry, Sr. and Inez Jenny Yeager Teachout. He was also preceded in death by his wife Anna Marie Schulze Teachout of 60 years whom passed on December 12, 2007. Also preceding in him death are his seven brothers and three sisters. Chuck was a U.S. Air Force veteran, member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, NY for over 70 years, former employee for General Electric for 17 years where he was a quality control engineer and was awarded the Cordiner award for outstanding work performance, retired from Deco Tools of Toledo, OH after 21 years of service, loved to travel, very family oriented towards his children and grandchildren, and beloved NY Yankees baseball fan.

Survivors include his three daughters, Carol Ann Wheeler and husband Donald of Casanovia, NY, Dr. Janet Marie Teachout-Withersty and husband David of Buckhannon, WV, and Nancy Jean Arkis and husband Peter of Parker, CO; two siblings, Keith Teachout, and Beverly Taylor both of Syracuse, NY; eight grandchildren, Molly, Darren, Amy, Jenielle, Zachary, Nicholas, Andrew, and Kristin; three great-grandchildren, Jamen, Jacob, and Lillyann; numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Chuck’s wishes cremation has been honored and memorial services will be held at a later date. Tomblyn-Clutter Funeral & Cremation was honored to serve the Teachout family.

Condolences may be expressed at Tomblyn-ClutterFuneral.com

Zona “Zonie” Maxine Timms, 95, of Hinzman St. Weston passed away peacefully at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew.

She was born in Lewis County on December 13, 1921 a daughter of the late William Thomas Burkhammer and Dona Opal Cutright Burkhammer.

On August 13, 1954 she married Paul Lee Timms and they celebrated 36 years of marriage before his passing on September 14, 1990.

Her strong, kind spirit will be carried on by her two children: Roger Allman Timms and wife, Mary Jane, of Centerville, VA, and Robert “Bobby” Lee Timms of Weston; five siblings: Roberta Springston, Joann Burkhammer, and Betty Dean, all of Weston, Wilma Springston of Vienna, and Carl Burkhammer and wife, Martha, of Weston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four siblings: Elsie Queen, Arnet Burkhammer, Verda Beachler, and Helen Zemples.

For more than 20 years, Zona worked as a cook for Lewis County Schools where she touched the lives of countless children, who appreciated her extra special attention. She was passionate about cooking and baking, and especially enjoyed helping with the dinners at the First Presbyterian Church in Weston, where she had been a member since she was a little girl. During the Christmas season, her kitchen was often filled with the aromas of homemade hard tack candy. She also enjoyed feeding the birds, watching WVU sports, and visiting with her neighbors.

Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 10 a.m. – 12 noon on Monday, December 11, 2017. Funeral Services followed at 12 noon from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bruce Macbeth officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Weston in memory of Zonie.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Zona Timms. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.

Rodney Alan Butcher, 54, of Alum Bridge passed away at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport in hospice care, with his loving family by his side. He had a lot of life in his years, just not enough years in his life.

He was born in Weston on April 21, 1963 a son of Everett Clayton Butcher (wife Violet) of Vadis and Twyla Jean Sleeth McCue (husband Grant) of Buckhannon.

His kind, generous nature will be carried on by his son (who made him beam with pride) Dr. Ryan Butcher of Milwaukee, WI; one daughter, Shasts Lopez; two sisters: Vickie Shaver of Grantsville, and Lisa Brake of Buckhannon; half brother, Chad Butcher of Vadis, two step brothers: Jason Stitt of Ritchie County, and Trevor Butcher of Weston; two step sisters: Dorcas Skidmore of Weston, and Heather Butcher of Weston; several nieces and nephews, who he loved beyond measure; and his best friend, loyal companion, and beloved dog, Ki-Ki, who was always by his side.

Rodney was a skilled heavy equipment operator who worked in various fields, including the timber industry, and golf course excavation. He loved the outdoors, especially the solitude of his country home. His idea of a perfect evening was to build a campfire and enjoy the love and laughter of friends. He had a heart the size of Texas, with a special place in it for strangers and strays. He was always rooting for the underdog and caring for the downtrodden who needed a little help.

Rodney’s request for cremation has been honored. Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service will followed at 6 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ed Lowther officiating.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Rodney Butcher. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.

Thomas Anthony Coughlin, 87, of Weston, formerly of Cottage Avenue, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial of Weston following an extended illness. He was born in Elkins on June 4, 1930: son of the late James J. Coughlin and Anna (Dean) Coughlin. On September 8, 1956, he married Plina Alice (Wyatt) Coughlin, who preceded him in death on February 16, 2001.
Mr. Coughlin is survived by two daughters: Kim Foster and husband Randy of Weston and Chris Weilmuenster and husband Peter of Thornton, CO, one son: Mark Coughlin and wife Cathy of Hendersonville, NC, one granddaughter: Stephanie Charnoplosky and two great grandchildren: Mia Lee Charnoplosky and Anthony William Charnoplosky, III. He is also survived by one sister: Mary Jo Giles of Elkins and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, Plina, Tom was preceded in death by four brothers: Germain, Edward, Francis and Bernard Coughlin.
Mr. Coughlin was employed with C & P Telephone Company and AT&T where he started as a lineman and ended as a supervisor for Pay Phone Services at his retirement in 1986. He was a member St. Patrick Catholic Church of Weston where he had been Head of Parish Council and a Lecture. Tom was active with Knight of Columbus Council #1415 of Weston, where he was past Grand Knight. He was also active with the Weston Jaycees, past President of the St Pats School PTA and active with C & P Telephone local activities. Mr. Coughlin was a veteran of the United States Army as a corporal during the Korean Conflict where he was stationed in England.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday from the funeral home chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. from St. Patrick Church of Weston with Reverend James R. DeViese as celebrant. Interment will follow services in the St. Brendan’s Catholic Church Cemetery of Elkins, WV. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Randolph County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council #1415 of Weston 210 Center Avenue Weston, WV 26452 or your local Knights of Columbus. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Tom may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Thomas Anthony Coughlin.

Nancy Jo Peggs McCord, 62 of Glenville departed this life at 1:40 AM; Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness. Nancy was born January 29, 1955 in Lewis County, WV.
Nancy was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, spending time with family and friends, living the quiet life in Gilmer County, and spoiling her grandchildren whenever possible.
Nancy is survived by her son, Steven McCord of Woodbridge, VA; and 2 Grandchildren, Seanna McCord and Rodney P. McCord Jr. of Dusk Camp.
Preceding Nancy in death is her son, Rodney P. McCord, who departed this life on July 16, 2016.
Per her request, Nancy was cremated and the family conducted a memorial service at 11:00 AM; Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Sand Fork with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc is assisting the family of Nancy Jo Peggs McCord with arrangements.

Lettie May Pridemore, 85 of Hickory Hollow Road, (Tanner Community) departed this life on the evening of Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston. Born November 8, 1932 in Gilmer County, Lettie is the daughter of the late Tracy W. and Freda Bennett Riddle.
Lettie was a homemaker who enjoyed living the quiet life in West Virginia. She loved caring for her children, and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whenever possible. Lettie was a graduate of Tanner High School, class of 1951 and was a Methodist by faith.
Lettie was a very religious person who loved attending churches around the Tanner and Cox’s Mills area. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading the Bible, singing, and listening to all types of Gospel music.
In February 1976, Lettie was united in marriage to Robert Pridemore, who preceded her in death in the Fall of 1998.
Surviving are 5 children, Jackie Smith of Hazlegreen, WV; Richard K. Smith and wife Tammy of Tanner, WV; Paul “Eddie” Carter and wife Tamela of Elizabeth, WV; Bobby Dale Pridemore and wife Donna of Crewe, VA; and Carl Pridemore of Bunker Hill, WV; and 9 grandchildren, Tiffany Workman and husband Scott of Morgantown, WV; Justin Carter and wife Amanda of Lebanon, TN; Dustin Wade of Elizabeth, WV; Stacey Mosser and fiancée Nathan Morgan of Hazelgreen, WV; Kevin Smith of Morgantown, WV; Miranda Utt and husband Jonah of Parkersburg, WV; Paige and Karissa Pridemore of Harrisonburg, VA; and Kaitlyn Pridemore of Crewe, VA.
Also surviving are 8 great-grandchildren, Kaden and Landen Workman, Tyler and Donovan Eilering, Kaylee and Riley Carter, Michael Holdren, and Mason Hull and her long-time caregiver and friend Melissa Paxson of Glenville, WV.
Along with her parents, Lettie was preceded in death by her half brother Leonard N. Bennett and infant twin Nettie Pridemore.
Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 at 1:00 PM; Thursday, December 14, 2017 with Rev. Kevin Eakle officiating. Burial will follow in the Spruce Creek Cemetery in Ritchie County. Friends will be received from 11-1 Thursday at the mortuary.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc is honored to assist the family of Lettie May Pridemore with arrangements.

Marshall Clayton Napier, 54, of Gassaway, passed away December 9, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born August 28, 1963 in Denver, CO.

He was a schoolteacher at Braxton County High School. He received his Master’s Degree from Marshall University. He dearly loved his students and his dogs.

He is survived by his mother, Imogene Kay Napier Clutter of Gassaway; stepfather, Billie Clutter of Gassaway; siblings, Montgomery “Monty” Napier of Mansfield, OH, Margaret Cook of Gassaway and Ashley Napier of Exchange; ten stepbrothers and stepsisters.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billie Napier; stepmother, Teresa Napier and one stepsister.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Hope Baptist Church, Frametown with Rev. Rich Demastus officiating. Interment will be in the Criner Cemetery, Wilsie.

Visitation will be two hours prior to service at the church.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Blanch (Neff) McCune, 88, of Lizemores, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 8, 2017.
Born June 30, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Julemmy (Bragg) Neff.  In addition to her parents, Blanch was also preceded in death by her husband, John Morris McCune;  sons, Bud, Charlie and Jimmy McCune; daughters, Charlene McCune and Mary Barker and granddaughter, Teresa McCune; brothers, Roy and Troy Neff; sister, Fonda Nicholas.
Blanch was a member of the Lizemores Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her daughters, Janie, Barbara Crawn, Becky  (Roger) Elmore, Linda (Rick) Bartsch, Lisa (Bobby) Canterbury and Tina (Ronald) Richards; sons, Jackie (Tammi) McCune and Johnny McCune, daughter-in-law’s, Sandra and Brenda McCune; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Wanda Taylor and Shirley Davis; brothers, Ray, Orgle and Woodie Neff.
The family would like to thank Hospice nurses, Angie, Sonja and Edie.
Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, December  12, 2017, at Sunrise Cemetery, Beechy Ridge, with Minister John Bill Brown officiating.
Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the cemetery.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay is honored to be serving the McCune family.

 

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