Area Obituaries for December 4, 2017

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Obituaries from the central region of West Virginia.

Eloise Mae Everette “Ellie Mae”, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at her home in Pittsboro, North Carolina on November 25th, 2017.

Born to Mae and French Williams in Falls Mill, West Virginia on March 10th, 1933, Ellie was one of seven children.

She will return home to be buried at Falls Mill Cemetery beside her parents.

Ellie is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, David Curtis Everette, of Pittsboro, North Carolina; son Mike Everette and wife Margie of Hampton, Virginia; daughter Judy Brill and husband Jerry of Newport News, Virginia; son Steve Everette and wife June of Pittsboro, North Carolina; daughter Jeanie Lawrence and husband George of Pittsboro, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Shires of Clayton, North Carolina, with whom she has shared countless laughs.

Ellie loved spending with her family, camping at Falls Mill, West Virginia, cooking, baking cakes, gardening and taking care of her many flowers. She took special interest in her grandchildren and played a significant role in their upbringing. She took in any dog or cat that needed a home and loved them with all her heart.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, December 09, 2017 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621, from 12-1 PM.

Following visitation Funeral Services will be held at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 PM.

Following Funeral Services Interment will take place in the Falls Mill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice of Sanford, North Carolina.

In closing, and in the words of her 14 year old great granddaughter, Alyssa, who wants to be like her, she was . . . “Strong, Kind Hearted, Happy and Loving.”

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV will be honored to the handle the arrangements of Eloise Mae Everette.

Randy William Cochran, 62, of Clarksburg, WV (Arlington Addition), passed away on Friday, December 01, 2017, at the WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born in Clarksburg, WV on July 03, 1955, a son of the late Chester William Cochran and Jo Ann (Holmes) Cochran of Clarksburg.

In addition to his mother, Randy is survived by two children: daughter, Starla Lynn Cochran of Glenville, WV, and son, Shawn William Cochran of Clarksburg; four siblings: Danny W. Cochran of Clarksburg, Cathy A. Oldaker and husband Steve of Greenwood, Lonny D. Cochran and wife Mitzi of Crestview, FL, and Debby L. Poole and husband John of Middleville. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Randy graduated from Victory High School, Class of 1973, and attended the United Methodist Temple.

He retired as a bus driver for the Harrison County BOE, with over 30 years of service. While working there, Randy also worked 18 years for WBOY as a director/control operator.

His love was radio and television, especially big band music of the ’40s. In his younger years, he worked as a projectionist at the Old Robinson Grand Theatre, Lovetts Drive-In and the Sunset Drive-In. He was also a disc jockey for WOTR radio and WPDX, and broadcast his own small AM station locally over the years.

Randy was a sci-fi buff, and especially enjoyed “Star Trek.” He also enjoyed traveling, his favorite spot being Cherokee, NC.

Family and friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main Street, Clarksburg, WV, from 4-8 PM on Monday, December 04, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 05, 2017, with Pastor Dustin McCune presiding.

Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cochran Family during this time.

Wolfgang Hubert Flor, age 89, of Rock Cave, died Saturday, December 2, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born in Naumburg, Selesia, Germany on January 29, 1928, a son of the late Arthur and Elisabeth Hurney Flor. He is survived by his wife, Marie Luise Busz Flor of Rock Cave. Also surviving are two daughters: Veronica and husband James Grant and Ulrika Browning; three grandchildren: Jacob and Isabella Grant and Rachel Browning; and one sister, Waltraud Heesing of Germany.

Mr. Flor was self-educated and came to West Virginia to follow the dream of his life, wood sculpturing. Wolfgang’s work is displayed in many places, including churches and private homes. He carved the college seal of West Virginia Wesleyan College as well as the twelve apostles and family tree which are displayed in Wesley Chapel on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan. His piece, “Integration,” is displayed at the Twin Tower at West Virginia University. His works are also displayed at Glenville State College in Glenville, WV, the West Virginia Culture and History Center in Charleston, WV, and numerous other places in West Virginia and across the country. Mr. Flor was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Buckhannon.

At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated. A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be offered on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 10:00 AM, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 35 Franklin Street, Buckhannon, WV, with the Rev. Fr. Joseph McLaughlin, S.M. as celebrant.

James T. Farrell, 61, of French Creek, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

He was born on January 24, 1956, a son of the late Bernard and Mary McDermott Farrell. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Bruce, and his sister, Jeanette.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Diane Farrell, and his sister, Laura Grillet-Aubert, of NYC; his brothers- and sisters-in-law: Tony and Debbie DaSilva, of NJ, and Robert and Dawn Biniek, of CO; niece, Krysta, and fiance, Chris, of London; nephew, David, and girlfriend, Kristin, of TX; and several cousins.

Jim proudly served in the US Army and had a long and distinguished career as a civil servant. He was assigned to the Armed Forces Police Detachment, served in the 77th Army Reserve Command, was a NY State University Policeman at Stony Brook University on Long Island, worked as a NYS Park Policeman, and was the supervisor of the Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety section of the Suffolk County Police Department.

Jim was a volunteer fireman in NY, and was also in the Banks District Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Central WV Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 114, the WF Fusion Liaison Program, Create Buckhannon, Local Emergency Planning Committee, Upshur Safe Sites and Structures Board, and Board of Directors of the Appalachian Community Health Center. He was the Manager of the Upshur County Office of Emergency Management until December 2016.

Jim and his wife rescued many abused and abandoned animals in NY and WV. He was loyal, hard-working and kind, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Foundation, 1 Amalia Drive, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Edith Mae Phillips, age 89, of French Creek, WV, died Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, WV.

She was born August 17, 1928 in Upshur County, WV, a daughter of the late Claude and Gladys Kelley Ours. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Brenis Phillips.

She is survived by two sons, David Phillips and wife Barbara of Rock Cave, WV and Brenis Junior Phillips of Parkersburg, WV; two grandsons, Brad Phillips of Weston, WV and Greg Phillips of Salisbury, NC; one great grandson, Isaiah Phillips of Salisbury; one great granddaughter, Elizabeth Phillips of Salisbury and one brother Paul Ours and wife Susan of Buckhannon.

Mrs. Phillips was a seamstress and a member of the Freedom Baptist Church. Friends will be received Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 4-8 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 1 PM Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor David Jessie and the Rev. Wease L. Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Elbon Cemetery in Sago, WV.

Online condolences may be made to the family at  Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangments.

Pamela Suzette Rowan, age 68, of Buckhannon, WV died Friday, December 1, 2017, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV.

She was born August 20, 1949, in Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late Laco and Gladys June Young Hyer. On October 7, 1969, she married Robert Rowan who survives.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Russell John Rowan of Buckhannon and Robert J. Rowan, II and girlfriend Jodi Harley and her son Kalen Harley all of Tennerton; three grandsons, Russell John Rowan, II of French Creek, WV,  Ryan Jacob Rowan of Buckhannon and Kody Bailes of Webster County, WV; two granddaughters, Cassandra Suzette Rowan of Buckhannon and Meredith Marie Rowan of French Creek; one great-granddaughter, Paisley Poling of Buckhannon; two brothers, Mike Hyer of TX and Ross Hyer of AL; one sister, Cheryl Bryant of CO and one aunt, Sheila Cogar and husband Mark of Buckhannon.

Mrs. Rowan was a cook at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Friends will be received Monday, December 4, 2017 from 12 Noon until 1 PM at the Salem Ridge United Methodist Church in Gaines, WV. The funeral service will follow at 1 PM at the church with Pastor Ed Lowther officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Ridge Church Cemetery in Gaines.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Deloris Carol Harris, 72, of Mobile Estate, Weston passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born in Summers County, WV on March 2, 1945 a daughter of the late Freeman Reese Grogg and Wanda Marie Lego Forrest.

Her hard working, compassionate nature will be remembered by her eight siblings: Jeannie Coleman, Lakeland FL, Nellie Sandy of Weston, Naomi Harris and husband, Stanley, of Buckhannon, Garrison Grogg of Weston, Darlene Burkhammer of Weston, Wayne Forrest and wife, Terry, of Eureka, NE, Kevin Forrest and wife, Chrissy, of Weston, Bernard Forrest and wife, Linda, of Weston; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and her best friend and beloved Pomeranian, Ashante Belle.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five siblings: Wilma C. Miller, Freeman Nelson Grogg, Roger Lorn Grogg, Paul Edward Forrest, and James Filmore Grogg.

Deloris worked in the laundry department at the Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew for most of her working career. She was the “Mother Hen” of the family who always made sure that everyone was well fed, cared for, loved, and supported. She enjoyed flower gardening, feeding the birds, and searching for yard sale/thrift shop treasures.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4- 7 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Deloris Carol Harris. Online condolences may be expressed at

Deborah Lynn Hamrick, of Herold Road, Sutton, WV went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 27, 2017 at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV.

Deborah is the daughter of James Long and Virginia (Mullins) Long of Tesla, WV Deborah she was born in Sutton, WV on November 18, 1957 in Sutton, WV.

Deborah is survived by her loving husband Jeffery “Jeff” H. Hamrick whom she married on January 12, 1980. Also surviving is daughter Leslie Loggins and husband Adam of Herold, grandchildren Cataleya and Elyka Loggins at home. In addition to her parents, husband, daughter, and grandchildren, Deborah is survived by brother James Rodney Long and wife Sharon of Martinsburg, WV.

Deborah was Baptist by faith and attended the Gassaway Baptist Church. Deborah was a graduate of Glenville State College with a social work degree. She worked at the Weston State Hospital and then the Braxton County Senior Center. Deborah loved being outdoors she loved working in her flower gardens, her vegetable garden and she especially took great pride in her tomatoes. Deborah also loved to sing and to ride in the side by side with her husband, and she loved her family and being with them. She also enjoyed caring for and helping the people she worked with at the Weston State Hospital and the Braxton County Senior Center.

Deborah Lynn Hamrick request for Cremation has been honored. Words of Comfort and Memories can be shared with the family at

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621 will be caring for the family and arrangements of Deborah Lynn Hamrick.

 Carl Dexter Cunningham, Sr., 77, of White Sulphur Springs formerly of Hettie, Braxton County, WV, peacefully went to be with the Lord from his earthly home on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Carl was born on January 23, 1940, in Hettie, Braxton County, WV, to the late Charles Ercel and Lula Ann Blagg Cunningham.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was of the Methodist Faith.

Preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Kenneth, Argyle, and Dennis; sisters, Mary, Evalina Hyde, and Carolyn Biggers.

Survived by his cherished wife of 58 years and 9 months Dorothy Mae Street Cunningham; children, Tamera Fraley of White Sulphur Springs, Carl Cunningham, Jr. (Laura) of Croton, OH, and Deanna Shamsher (Taizoon) of Reynoldsburg, OH; grandchildren, Kristina Bigler (Ronald) of VA, Karyl Cunningham (James Hollingshead) of OH, Nafisa Shamsher (Bryce Kennedy) of OH, Ali Shamsher (Misty) of TX, Tiffany Brewster (Brad Burns) of WV, Jefferson Fraley (Mary Hurley) of WV; great grandchildren, Noah, Samuel, and Zoe Shamsher and coming in 2018, Winston Joseph Kennedy and baby Bigler; sisters, Stella Meyer (Fred), and Pearl Langdon (Bill) all of OH; brothers, Charles (Elizabeth), Loy, Ernest (Cathy), and Michael (Judy) all of WV; brothers-in-law, Daniel Biggers of OH, Jesse Hyde of FL; and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV, 26621, from 5-8 p.m. and a second visitation will be held on Friday December 8, 2017 from 11-1 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Following visitation Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery at Green Hill, WV. Words of Comfort and fond memories can be shared at

Howard Page Campbell, 81, of Birch River passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Ansted Center, Ansted, WV.

He was born March 16, 1936 in Birch River, WV, the son of the late Sida Hamilton & Flossie Gaye Norman Campbell. Also preceding him in death were his brothers; Ralph Campbell, Sida Campbell, Earl Campbell, Dale Campbell; sisters, Mae Rose, Demple Sears.

Howard was a Coalminer, member of the UMWA and a Baptist by faith.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Helen Ruth Collins Campbell; sons, Howard Campbell, Jr. of Weston, Douglas Campbell of Birch River, Jeffrey Campbell (Michele) of Dille; sisters, Barbara Jean Boone of Cleveland, OH, Betty June Facemire of Birch River, 8 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December, 3, 2017 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV with Rev. Hubert Sears officiating. Burial followed at Collins Cemetery, Birch River. Friends may call one hour before the services at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Campbell family.

Cecil Wayne Heater, 62 of Glenville departed this life at 6:35 PM; Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Genesis Health Care Glenville Center following an extended illness. Born November 6, 1955 in Glenville, Cecil is the son of the late Walter Lewis and Dorothy Elizabeth Donlin Heater.
Cecil was a graduate of Orville High Scholl in Orville, OH; class of 1974. He was a truck driver most of his working life and he enjoyed living the quiet life in West Virginia.
Surviving are his 6 siblings, Bennie, Louie, Harry, Roy, and Mike Heater, and Ella Smith.
Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Along with his parents, Cecil was preceded in death by 1 brother, Don Heater.
Per Cecil’s request his body will be cremated and his ashes will be spread on his brothers farm.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc is assisting the family of Cecil Wayne Heater with arrangements.

Vertie Virginia Delaney, age 85 of Cowen passed away November 25, 2017.  Vertie was born September 3, 1932 in Bolair and was the daughter of the late Roy and Susan Thayer Woods.  Also preceding her in death were her husband, William “Bill” Delaney; children, Mary Jane, Charley and James Delaney and also one brother and one sister.

Vertie was a lifelong resident of the Cowen area and attended Emmanuel Assembly of God Church until her health declined.  She enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking.

Surviving are her children Fred Delaney and his wife Kathy of Craigsville, Eddie Delaney of Cowen, Evelyn Gillespie and her husband Larry of Cowen, Susan Dorsey and her husband James of Summersville; daughter in law, Marsha Delaney of Upperglade; several grandchildren & great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; brother, Carmen Woods and his wife Linda of Cowen and a sister Wavelene Selman of Cowen.

Service took place at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen with Pastor Marty Cowger officiating.  Burial followed at Woods Cemetery on Kingfisher Rd. Webster Springs.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen is honored to be serving the Delaney family

Daniel Gene White, 52, of Camden-On-Gauley, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Webster County Memorial Hospital.

Danny was born February 14, 1965 in Richwood.  He was the son of the late Aileen (Dillon) and Andy B. White, Sr..  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Andy “Sonny” B. White, Jr.

Left to cherish his memory are his brothers and sisters, Macel Elaine Nortman (husband, Michael) of OH, Ann Wilson (husband, Roger) of Cowen, Gary Russell White (wife, Cindy) of OH, Robert Allen White (wife, Patricia) of Camden-On-Gauley, Louise Blevins (husband, David) of IN, Keith Randall White of NC, Doris Lynn D’Angelo (husband, Dan) of OH, Catherine Maureen Phillips of OH, and Stephen Wayne White (wife, Roxanne) of Webster Springs; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Services to celebrate Danny’s life will be held 1PM, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen, with Pastor Doug Martin officiating.  Burial will follow at Little Glade Church Cemetery.

Friends may join the family for visitation one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Adams-Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.

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