Area Obituaries for November 26, 2018

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Rosalea “Jackie” Bragg, 83 of Weston lived with her daughter and son-in-law: Annetta and Teddy Farley went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 following a long illness. She was born in Mabscott, WV on April 3, 1935: daughter of the late Roy Arthur and “Jilly” (Jenkins) Arthur. On November 21, 1953, she married her loving husband, Walter Ernest Bragg, who preceded her in death on April 26, 2009. On the date of her passing, they would have been married 65 years. She was also preceded in death by sisters: Janice Martin and Betty Arthur and brother: Bobby Gene Arthur.
She was survived by 3 children: Annetta L. Farley and husband Teddy of Weston, Tammy Miller and husband James of Mt. Airy, NC and Walter E. Bragg and wife Faith of Crab Orchard, WV, 4 grandchildren: Jamie Bowman of Mt. Airy, NC, Gene Bragg of Greensboro, NC, Billy J. Farley of Weston and Michelle Hefner of Weston, several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Jackie was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a tremendous cook taking pride her skills of biscuit making. She loved the outdoors and gardening. Jackie was always there when you needed a shoulder to lean on and will be missed by all who knew her.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 12:00 noon from the Oak Grove Cemetery in Beckley, WV with Reverend John Radcliff officiating. Interment will follow services in the family plot beside her loving husband Walter. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Jackie may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Rosalea “Jackie” Bragg.

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Clayton B. Taylor, 90, of 1219 12th Street Weston passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown following a brief illness. He was born in Weston on September 16, 1928: son of the late Branson Russell Taylor and Jessie “Mamie” (Marsh) Taylor.
Mr. Clayton is survived by one niece: Robin Etz-Taylor of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, one nephew: James R. Taylor of Fort Lauderdale, FL and sister-in-law: Jean Taylor of Akron, OH. He is also survived by special friends and caregivers: Viola and Thomas Blake of Weston. In addition to his parents, Clayton was preceded in death by two brothers: Branson and Donzell Taylor.
Mr. Taylor was a self-employed tailor and worked for Brannon’s Cleaners of Weston for 41 years. He was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church of Weston. He was also a veteran of the United States Army and also served in the Lewis County Honor Guard. Clayton was talented at sewing. He collected glassware, loved animals and gardening.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Tim Conrad officiating. Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston, WV. Full military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Lewis County Honor Guard. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Clayton may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of United States Veteran Clayton B. Taylor.

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Paul William “Bill” Tallman, 81, of Wilsie, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 11, 1937 in Gilmer County, a son of the late Trader Beal and Thelma Agnus Ferrell Tallman.  He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Carol Kimball and Sharon Frame and his brother, Daniel Tallman.

Bill retired as a Well Tender for Equitable Gas with 31 years of service.  He also worked as a carpenter during his life.  Bill was a very active volunteer with Rosedale Senior Center and was a member of Gassaway Masonic Lodge No. 133 AF & AM.  He was sharp and witty, enjoyed being with friends and loved meeting new people.  Bill loved the outdoors and vegetable gardening and in his earlier years he enjoyed hunting. Bill was in the United States Airforce.

He is survived by his loving wife, Francie Hurst Tallman; son, Paul Douglas Tallman and wife, Jane of Lewisburg; daughter, Donnetta Huffman and husband, Tom of Mt. Nebo; sisters, Connie Heintzman of Sistersville, Charlotte Allen of Reedy and Tamara Pritt of Huntington.  He was also survived by granddaughter, Mary-Liz Tallman who was wrapped around his little finger.

Visitation will be 1 to 3 P.M. Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.  Graveside service with Masonic Graveside Rites at Rosedale Community Cemetery with Reverend Johnny Conrad officiating will follow the visitation.

Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway which is honored to serve Bill’s family.

Gloria Angela O’Brien, of Gassaway, passed away on November 23, 2018 in Charleston, WV after a courageous battle with dementia.

She was born July 14, 1949 in St. Agatha, Maine to Donald and Aline Paradis Marquis.  She was a graduate of Wisdom High School.

To be in her inner circle of friends and family you knew you were loved deeply.  She loved her family above all.  Always wanting to feed you and make you feel welcome.  She would do anything to help someone in need.  She was very proud of her strong daughters and cherished her grandson whom she always called her miracle baby.  She enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together to find out how things worked.

She met the love of her life, James W. O’Brien and instantly knew he was the one.  They married on June 21, 1968 in Frenchville, Maine.  Even when she forgot most, she never forgot her loving husband.  He was always her constant companion to the end.

She is preceded in death by her father, Donald Marquis; brother, Peter Marquis; and sister, Paula Marquis.

In addition to her husband of 50 years, James O’Brien, Gloria is survived by her daughter, Peggy Curtis and husband, John and daughter, Amy O’Brien; grandson, William Curtis; mother, Aline Marquis; four sisters; four brothers; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In keeping with Gloria’s wishes she will be cremated and a private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway which is honored to serve the O’Brien family.

Stephen “Steve” Andrew Wiant, 62, of Weston passed away at 5:25 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in Ruby Memorial Hospital following a one week illness.

He was born in Weston on April 16, 1956 a son of the late Albert Roy Wiant Jr. and Hattie Elizabeth Metz Wiant.

On April 12, 1997 he married Charlene Allen. Together they shared 21 wonderful years of marriage together and she will greatly miss her partner and best friend.

Steve is survived by his wife; one stepson, Alva Burl Allen and wife, Melanie, of Weston; one stepdaughter, Opal Marie Jones of Jacksons Mill; two granddaughters: Zoie Parmer and Izzabelle “Sunshine” Allen both of Weston; two brothers: Richard Lee Wiant and wife, Glenna, of White Sulphur Springs, and Robert Paul Wiant and wife, Kathy, of Strange Creek; two sisters: Carol Sue Carpenter and husband, Tom, of Turnertown, and Beverly Ann Conrad and husband, Jerry, of Weston; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and sisters/brothers-in-law; and three feline companions: Thumbsy, Eli and Champ.

In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by two brothers: Ronald Wayne Wiant and James Roy Wiant; three brothers-in-law; and several aunts and uncles.

Steve worked for several years as a Carpenter. He built the house where he lived with Charlene and assisted in putting up the drywall at the Timothy Center. On a whim, Steve decided to become a mechanic. He was very talented in the profession and worked for the last few years with Union Drilling and Weatherford.

Steve and his wife attended Hope Point Church in Weston. He also attended the Weston-Buckhannon AA Group and was very involved with his recovery. Steve’s passion for his own recovery was inspirational to others in need.

In his spare time, Steve enjoyed walking in the beautiful scenery of “Almost Heaven” West Virginia. Above all he treasured the time spent with family and playing with his granddaughters.

Family and friends will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dan Vaughn officiating. Following the services Steve’s wishes for cremation will be honored.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Stephen “Steve” Andrew Wiant. Online condolences may be expressed at www.PatBoyleFuneralHome.com.

William “Bill” D. Woodson, 85, formerly of Jane Lew, passed away peacefully in Florida on October 29, 2018. He was a beloved Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle and Friend.

Bill was born in Linn, WV, on November 11, 1932 a son of the late Walter C. and Agnes Neal Woodson.

On August 30, 1958 he married the love of his life, Emma Jean Reed. Together they shared over 56 wonderful years of marriage before her passing on February 4, 2015.

Bill is survived by one daughter, Tammy Hicks and son-in-law, David Hicks, of FL; four grandsons: Cliff Jenkins and wife, Stephanie, of TX, Scott Jenkins and wife, Stacey, of NC, Jeremy Hicks and wife, Melissa, of FL, and William Hicks and wife, Donna, of IL; 14 great grandchildren; beloved Pug, George; three sisters: Clarice “Tiny” Curry of MD, Nina Churchwell of TN, and Carolyn “Sissy” Holland of DE; one brother, Robert “Terry” Woodson of TN; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Bill was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Jenkins; one sister, Wanda Hawkins; and four brothers: Harley “John”, Walter C. Jr. “Sam”, Raymond “Jake” and Joseph “Joe” Woodson.

Bill was a member of the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #166 and the VFW Post #5131. He served in United States Army during the Korean War, worked many years in the oil & gas industry and retired from Alleghany Tank Services.

Bill enjoyed laughing, spending time with family and friends, gardening and helping others. Bill was a hard-working, kind and big-hearted person who had many friends and was well liked through out his community. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in the Broad Run Cemetery with Reverend Roger Brown officiating.

The family request that flowers be omitted and that donations be made to the American Legion Post 166, Jane Lew, WV.

We, at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew appreciate the service and sacrifice of William “Bill” D. Woodson and we are honored and privileged to serve his family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.PatBoyleFuneralHome.com.

Gary Eugene Layne, 54, of Glenville went Home to be with the Lord at 7:25 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in the comfort of his own home.

He was born in Weston on April 2, 1964 to Sharon Yvonne Layne Riffle. Sharon and Gary’s stepfather, Elzie James Riffle, both reside in Glenville.

In addition to his mother and step father, Gary is survived by one aunt, Terry H. Fox of South Carolina; one uncle, Gary R. Layne of Normantown; step daughters; step grandchildren; several cousins, great uncles and aunts, extended family, co-workers; and many special friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his “Grangy”, Joan Y. Layne; his Pappy, Eugene K. Layne; two uncles: Martin Layne and Robert Fox; and his feline friend, Lady Snoopy Girl, whose ashes will be combine with his per his request.

Gary graduated from Gilmer County High School in 1982. He was baptized within the Baptist Church and remained Baptist by faith. Gary had worked in the oil fields, but ultimately spent 20 years operating heavy equipment for Flying W. Plastic.

The family requests that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Lewis-Upshur Animal Shelter at 318 Mud Lick Rd. in Buckhannon, WV 26201 or to your Local Shelter.

Gary’s request for cremation has been honored and family and friends will gather at Ellyson Mortuary from 12-2 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Brian Groves officiating. Following the services a dinner will be held at the Gilmer County Parks and Recreation Facility sponsored by Darrel Ramsey.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Gary Eugene Layne. Online condolences may be expressed at www.PatBoyleFuneralHome.com.

Mary Ellen Bosley, age 77, of Buckhannon, WV, died Monday, November 26, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. She was born June 25, 1941 in Pickens, WV, a daughter of the late Stewart and Margaret Ann Swint Smith. On September 15, 1963 she married Vance Ronald Bosley who preceded her in death on May 1, 1976. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Utter and husband John of Buckhannon and Julia Hyman and husband David of Clarksburg, WV; seven granddaughters, Elaine Runyon and husband Josh of Baltimore, MD, Kimberly Hyman, Amanda Eubank and Megan Vedyt and husband Adam all of Clarksburg, Danielle Corley and husband Joshua of Salem, WV, Maria McClain of Buckhannon and Marissa Utter of Jane Lew, WV; five great-granddaughters, Katelyn Swigger of NC, Jaclyn Corley, Loraina Lloyd and Abby Lloyd all of Salem and Keira Livingston of West Milford, WV; three great-grandsons, Dru Jackson of Fairmont, WV, Gabriel and Aiden Livingston both of West Milford; five sisters, Rosemary Nelson and husband Arnie, Loretta Reeves and husband Arden and Margaret Ann Smith all of NC, Caroline White of UT and Cathy Hamrick of Webster Springs, WV; four brothers, Stuart Smith and wife Jessie of Buckhannon, Mike Smith and wife Serina of Pickens and Matthew “Pat” Smith and wife Dale all of Pickens and Lawrence Smith of NC and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bosley was a Registered Nurse at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV. She loved donating to charitable organizations, especially the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Source Code: IIQ180788777; (800) 805-5856 or https://www.stjude.org. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Ann Davis, 77, of Maysel, entered into rest Saturday, November 24, 2018.
Born January 14, 1941 in Bentree, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Edith (McGraw) Varney.
Martha is survived by her brother, Bill Varney, sister, Sue Varney both of Maysel, and several niece and nephews who she loved dearly.
Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, November 29, at Blue Knob Church Cemetery, with Minister Doug McClung officiating.

Elenora Harvey, 93, of Jodie, entered into rest Friday, November 23, 2018.

Born August 4, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth (Claytor) Gray. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy (Preacher) I. Harvey; brother, Earl David Gray; sisters, Rosalee White and Norene Groves.

She loved children and every child that met her, loved her as well.

Elenora is survived by son, Scott (Kay) Harvey and daughter, Annagayle Sterns; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, sisters, Mary Lou Surbaugh (who took an active part in the care of Elenora) and Norma Nutter; aunt, Virginia “Tip” Claytor (98).  

The family would like to express their appreciation to Hubbard Hospice House for the excellent care given to their loved one.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 28, at Jodie Baptist Church, Jodie.  Burial will be in Rich Creek Cemetery.

Friends may gather with family one hour prior to the service at the church.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com

Pennington funeral home is honored to be serving the Harvey family.

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