Obituary: Connie Iris Fetty

Connie Iris Fetty, of Spencer, West Virginia passed away on September 15, 2014 at Miletree Center, Spencer.

She was born on September 21, 1925 at Looneyville, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Robert C. and Addie Daugherty Kincaid.

She lived at 218 Second Street in Spencer for over 60 years, where she made many lasting friendships and enjoyed helping her neighbors.

She retired from the Roane County Board of Education in 1987, having worked as a cook at Spencer High School for 21 years. She also worked in a defense plant in Akron, Ohio during World War II

She was a member of the First Advent Christian Church in Spencer, where she previously directed Vacation Bible School and was a Sunday School Superintendent. She loved and was loved by her church family. She was a wonderful seamstress, cook, and flower gardener.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil C. Fetty, in 1987, and nine siblings: her twin brother, Cobey Oris Kincaid, Haskell Kincaid, Herault Kincaid, Jerault Kincaid, Irland Kincaid, Thelma Rhodes, Phyllis McConnell, Madeline Rhone, and Eunice Kincaid.

She is survived by her daughter, Julia Boyles (David) of Spencer; three sons, Stephen Fetty of Spencer, Jeffrey (Charlotte) Fetty of Spencer, and Robert (Amelia) Fetty of Flagler Beach, Fla; grandchildren, Nathan Fetty (Kirsten), Jacob Fetty (Liberty), Andrew Fetty, Grace Boyles, Rebekah Boyles, Rachael Fetty, and Mary Kathryn Boyles; and great-grandchildren, Lillian Fetty and Baehr Fetty.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a service at 1:00 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer with Pastor Jim Shamblin officiating. Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover.

In lieu of flowers, Connie’s family suggests donations to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

Online condolences may be shared at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Edmond B. Huffman

Edmond B. Huffman, 92, of Spencer, died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Eldercare Health and Rehabilitation, Ripley.

He was born December 15, 1921, at Walton, a son of the late Walter and Lucy Hunt Huffman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Earl Huffman; three sisters, Muriel Mason, Pearl Mullins and Ethel Mullins.

Mr. Huffman was a retired oil and gas field employee.

Survivors include a brother, Carl Huffman of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Mary Martin of Charleston; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 16 at the Billy Hunt Cemetery, Walton, with Preacher Kenny Asbury officiating. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Melody Jean Starcher

Melody Jean Starcher, 52, of Le Roy, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at home.

She was born Wednesday, February 28, 1962 in Marquette, Michigan, the daughter of Cheryl I. Heliin White of Spencer and the late William R. “Bill” White, Jr. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Victor Starcher; and a brother, John White.

Melody was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her mother, survivors include a son, Timothy Starcher of Le Roy; a granddaughter, Alexandria Starcher; two brothers, Mark White of Spencer and Mike White of Nebraska.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Shirley J. Tawney

Shirley J. Tawney, 67, of Left Hand, died Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a brief illness. She was born January 13, 1947 at Left Hand, a daughter of Juanita Tallman Cook of Left hand and the late Charles Cook. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Tawney; and a granddaughter, Christian Starcher.

Shirley was a former social worker and was a Christian. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and horses.

In addition to her mother survivors include, daughter, Vikki Hart of Spencer; son, David Alan Smith of Alderson; brothers, Larry Cook and Gary Cook, both of Left Hand; sisters, Sharon Smith of Newton and Shelly Carper of Left Hand; grandchildren, Brice Stanley, Savanah Smith, Nathan Smith, Jessica Meredith, Alex Tawney, and Iron Hart; great-grandchildren, Preston, Sheldon, and Valicity Starcher.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 15, in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Jackie Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the J. Herbert Smith Family Cemetery, Looneyville. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the time of service.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Neal Price

Neal Price, 93, of Harmony, West Virginia, passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

He was a 1940 graduate of Walton High School and was retired from the Operating Engineers where he worked for various construction companies and he also owned his own store on Price Ridge for many years. He was an avid farmer of produce and beef cattle and loved his white park cattle. He enjoyed talking and reminiscing about the “good ole days”, was a Baptist, and never met a stranger and was always willing to help others.

He was born August 27, 1921 in Kanawha County to the late George and Blandis Gandee Price and was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Price Cox.

Neal is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Lorraine Ferrell Price; two daughters, Joyce (Mike) Looney of Harmony and Jane (Larry) McCoy of Ravenswood, West Virginia; his grandchildren, Erin (Jamie) Myers of Monroe, North Carolina, Jenny (Justin) Saunders of Speed, West Virginia, Patrick (Casey) Looney of Harmony, and Morgan, Tyler, and Max McCoy, all of Ravenswood; and eight great-grandchildren, Mason, Carter, and Weston Myers of Monroe, Gage, Tanner, and Berkley Saunders of Speed, and Jace McCoy and Austin Nichols of Ravenswood.

Service will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, West Virginia, with Pastor Daniel McClung officiating. Burial will follow in the Ferrell Cemetery in Harmony. Visiting will be Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Obituary: Mary Madeline Walker

Mary Madeline Walker Justice, 92, of Spencer, formerly of Left Hand, died Monday, September 1, 2014, in the Miletree Center, Spencer, after a three year illness.

She was born January 27, 1922, at Gay, Jackson County, a daughter of the late Marshall Elmer and Mabel Tolley Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. Bernard Justice, whom she married May 1, 1946; a son David Justice; a sister, Eleanor Goebel; and brother, Marshall Walker.

Mrs. Justice was a past employee and owner of the Left Hand Post Office and a co-owner of the former Justice General Merchandise. She was a member of the Epling Chapel Baptist Church, Looneyville and a lifelong resident of Roane County.

She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Linden Chapter No. 152, Order of the Eastern Star. Also, she was a Past Grand Officer of Grand Chapter, O.E.S., State of West Virginia, having served as Grand Electa in 1968-69.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Mary Jasmine Justice of Berlin, Germany, Jamie Suzanne Kinkead and Michael Carey Justice both of Spokane, WA; two great grandchildren, Felix and Milo Kinkead.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, September 7 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Wayne McGlothlin officiating. Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover. Friends may call one hour before the funeral. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held immediately after the visitation and prior to the funeral service.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Bernice Lenore Chambers

Bernice Lenore Chambers, 96, of Spencer, formerly of Clover, died Monday, September 1, 2014, in the Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, after an extended illness.

She was born June 15, 1918 at Otto, a daughter of the late Marius P. and Roberta Webb Starcher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wilbur “Chink” Chambers; daughter, Sharon Chambers Egnor; granddaughter, Carmalieta Chambers; brothers, Frank, Carl, John, Fred and Billy Starcher; sisters, Jessie Suttle, Ester Niday, Claire Lewis, Myrl Starcher, Effie Wallbrown and Azeline Somerville.

Mrs. Chambers was a retired supervisor for Kellwood Corp., Spencer. She was a charter member of the Banner Advent Christian Church and a charter member of the Clover Community Church and attended the St. John’s United Methodist Church, Spencer. She was also an active member of the Roane General Hospital Auxiliary, Clover Homemakers Club and the Roane County Cancer Coalition.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Brian W. and April Chambers of Jupiter, FL; son-in-law, Richard “Jackie” Egnor of Parkersburg; two grandchildren, Richard Todd Egnor and Nanette Egnor; two great grandchildren, Stuart Egnor and Larkyn Guerrieri.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 4 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Daniel R. Whited officiating. Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bernice had requested that donations be made to the Clover Cemetery No. 1, 3533 Clay Road, Spencer, WV 25276.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

 

 

 

Obituary: Miss Betty Irene Boggs

Miss Betty Irene Boggs, 84, of Spencer, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Roane General Hospital in Spencer.

She was born July 14, 1930 in Roane County, a daughter of the late Howard R. and Grace Wilson Boggs.

She was a 1948 Spencer High School graduate, attended Potomac State College and received her degree in English from Marshall University. She began her teaching career in 1952 and retired after 51 years of service to multiple generations of Roane County students. Miss Boggs was a beloved educator, an avid reader and an advocate of lifelong learning. She enjoyed and appreciated all things of beauty; the written word, treasured glassware and antiques, and a love of family and friends.

She is survived by three brothers, Harvey, Clarence R. “Tink”, and David Boggs, all of Spencer; five nieces and nephews, Douglas, Michael and Larry Boggs, Brenda Fisher and Brigitte Lowe; eleven great-nieces and nephews, Jacob, Daniel and Laura Grace Boggs, Kayla White, Ashley and Alyssa Boggs, Benjamin Bailey, Grayson Fisher, J. Alex Lowe, and Michael Jon and Cristopher Cole Boggs; and one great-great nephew, Amos Lee White.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Bruce Boggs.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME in Spencer with Rev. Russell Stump officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery near Spencer. Visiting hours are Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Obituary: Heath Allen “Bud” Crihfield

Heath Allen “Bud” Crihfield, 31, of Spencer, West Virginia died August 23, 2014 at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.

He was born September 24, 1982 in Parkersburg, West Virginia a son of Gary Crihfield of Spencer and the late Sarah “Gin” Fuller Crihfield.

Bud was a laborer, enjoyed chasing women and socializing, loved fishing and helping everybody out.

In addition to his father, Bud is survived by a sister, Melissa Crihfield and brother-in-law, Tyler Griffin of Spencer; and a daughter in his heart, Felicity Crihfield.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Pippen Crihfield and Jason “Red” Montgomery.

The body was cremated. There will be a memorial service for Bud at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME, Spencer.

 

Obituary: Foster Carl Fore

Foster Carl Fore, Jr., 76 of Reedy, West Virginia died August 15, 2014 at his home after a sudden illness.

He was born February 27, 1938 in Reedy, West Virginia a son of the late Foster Carl and Audry Leary Fore. He was a retired school bus driver for Roane County Schools with 24 years of service. Foster served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was in the US Army for 21 years.

He loved horses and his farm, hunting, his guns and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by two sons, John Fore of Spencer, West Virginia and Steve Fore of Reedy; one grandson, Sawyer Fore; one brother, Mike Fore of Reedy; and four sisters, Linda Romine of Reedy, Dorothy Randolph and Jacqueline Holcomb, both of Spencer, and Dixie Rice of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Per his request, the body was cremated. TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

There will be no service or visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service and scattering of the ashes may be held at a later date at the discretion of the family.

Obituary: Dow Coy McGlothlin

Dow Coy McGlothlin, Sr., 60, of Newton, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in the Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

He was born May 29, 1954, at Newton a son of the late Dow and Virgie Cottrell McGlothlin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth McKenzie Hickman McGlothlin; one sister, Lulabelle Chapman.

Dow was a retired employee of Ziegler Tire, Akron, OH and AmCor, Amma.

Survivors include his children, Della Dunn (John) of Barberton, OH, Dow McGlothlin, Jr. of Newton, Okey McGlothlin of Barberton, OH, Christopher McGlothlin of Cleveland, OH, Michelle Conley of Barberton, OH, Anna Hartline (John) and Frankie Hickman, Jr (Kimberly) both of Norton, OH; brothers, Romie “Mike” McGlothlin and Delmar “Bud” McGlothlin both of Newton; sisters, Eula “Ann” Dye of Newton, Patsy “Pat” McGlothlin of Cleveland, OH, Willa “Faye” Towner of Dexter City, OH and Janet McKenzie of Newton; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Friday, August 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Justin S. Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the Keen Cemetery, Newton. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Juanita C. Shafer

Juanita C. Shafer, 77, of Walton, died Sunday, August 10, 2014, at home, after a short illness.

She was born February 23, 1937 at Minnora, Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Ermine Ray Siers and the late Mildred Mae White Siers Dunham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Charles M. Shafer; two brothers, Dwayne Siers and Edsel Siers; one half-brother, Billy Dean “Butch” Siers.

Mrs. Shafer was a faithful Christian and a member of the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio. She was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and wonderful friend to all who knew her. She was a 1955 graduate of Calhoun County High School.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Carol D. and Doug Proctor of Walton; two sons and daughter-in-law, Richard A. and Wanda Shafer of Walton and Jerry R. Shafer of Elkview; seven grandchildren, D. Lynn Proctor (Jonathan Kizer) of Gandeeville, Jason D. Proctor of Walton, Jerry Shafer, Jr. (Jay) of Elkview, Jennifer Shafer of Walton, Amanda Taylor (Jeff Taylor) of Clendenin, Jamie Rolfes of Spencer and Shane Shafer of Elkview; 10 great grandchildren, Katheryn “Kadee” Kizer, Kara Lynn Kizer, Tiffany Proctor, Austin Proctor, Mason Proctor, Chloe Shafer, Peyton Kizer, Jarred Taylor, Payton Shafer and Kaleb Taylor; adopted grandson, Dale Locklear; two sisters, Jean Ann Wilson of Fayetteville and Sharon Radabaugh of St. Clairsville, OH; four brothers, Kenneth Siers of Grantsville, Eugene Siers of Wilmington, NC, Dennis Siers of Maumee, OH and Gail Siers of Elizabeth; four half-sisters, Rebecca Whitlock, Linda Peck, Barbara Siers and Shirley Allen.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Gary DiToto officiating. Burial will be in the Canterbury-Droddy Cemetery, Walton. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Garold Glenn (Jerry) Simons Jr

Garold Glenn (Jerry) Simons Jr. 58, of Parkersburg, formerly of Spencer, WV died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Garold Simons Sr. and Betty Armstead Simons Pullen.

Jerry was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and a great friend to many. He enjoyed having family and friends gather together to cheer on his Mountaineers, as he was the most devoted fan. He also enjoyed the warmth of the beach, the company of friends, and just sitting around telling stories and jokes.

He was a 1974 graduate of Spencer High School. Through the years, he was employed by Spencer State Hospital and Norris Industries in Spencer as well as Ames and Workforce WV in Parkersburg.

He is survived by his wife Treva, daughter Lydia (Rusty) Hogue, step daughter Cierra (Austin) Young, and step granddaughter Peyton; Brother Tom (Kay) Simons of Gassaway, sisters, Vicki Stalnaker and Tammy (Rodney) Jones of Parkersburg, and Terry Carter of Ravenswood. 7 nieces, 2 nephews, and many great nieces and nephews. Several stepbrothers and stepsisters all truly loved as family.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Justin S. Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are preferred to The Family of Jerry Simons, c/o John H. Taylor Funeral Home, P.O. Box 41, Spencer, WV 25276.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Robert Eugene Hargus

Robert Eugene Hargus, 77, of Harmony, West Virginia died Friday, August 1, 2014 at his home after a long battle with Alzheimers.

He was born June 26, 1937 in Fairfield County, Ohio a son of the late Roma and Clara Carpenter Hargus.

He graduated from Lincoln Welding Academy and worked at Eureka Pipeline for over 30 years and retired from Pennzoil Company. After retirement, he pastored at the Mt. Moriah Church. His hobbies included trout fishing, working on his farm and hunting. He was a US Army veteran and a member of the Harmony Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hargus; daughters, Diana Parsons and Patricia Ray; son, William Hargus; grandsons, Eric Ray, Brad Parsons, and Mason and Logan Hargus; granddaughter, Kelly Ray; and great-grandchildren, Josh Almon and Kaidence Ray; sister, Wanda Davis; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son, Robert Eugene Hargus, Jr.; and a brother, Larry Hargus.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Burnette officiating. Burial will be in the Hunt Cemetery, Harmony. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at ther church. TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME, Spencer, West Virginia is in charge of arrangements for the Hargus family.

Obituary: Robert Eugene Wright

Robert Eugene Wright, 71, of Spencer, West Virginia, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, in the Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Beverly J. Wright and sheltie, Bonnie Gene; also surviving, sisters-in-law, Dareth Harris of Ravenna, Ohio and Melanie Taylor of Pinch; special cousin, Dr. Miles Holloman of Yazoo City, Miss.; several nieces, nephews and adopted families.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. William B. Wright of Burnt House; mother, Margaret Holloman Murphy of Lexington, Miss.; sister-in-law, Pamela Metz Leathem; brothers-in-law, William Harris and Jarrell Miller; mother and father-in-law, Marjorie A. and the Rev. Orville F. Walker.

He started working for the WV Department of Highways in 1964 and retired with 42 years or service as an Enforcement Officer with the Public Service Commission. He was the owner and operator of Burnt House Oil and Gas. He graduated with the wonderful class of 1962 of Harrisville High School. He attended Glenville State College and later earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from WVU-P.

Bob was an avid car enthusiast. He loved those Chevrolets but really any make of fine car. He loved NHRA and attended the Spring Nationals in Columbus, Ohio starting in 1972 until closing in 1990’s. He loved NASCAR, car and truck racing, (huge Earnhardt fan) and ARCA racing, also Barrett Jackson. He was a founding member of the Spencer Chevron’s car club during the 1960’s. He loved it all. He was a drag racer himself for many years. He participated in car shows.

He leaves behind a host of friends, too many to mention. You all know he loved you.

Bob was a Christian and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Spencer.

We wish to thank attending physician, Dr. Grant Parkins and staff at Roane General Hospital, the ER physicians and staff, Roane County EMS staff, Dr. Susan Cole of David Lee Cancer Center, Charleston, palliative nurse and John H. Taylor Funeral Home staff.

Beverly wants to thank the God sent caregivers, April Starcher, Robert Shaffer and David Perkins, for their support.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Doug Sandy officiating. Interment will be in a private cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Obituary: James B. Tidd

James B. Tidd, 86, of Spencer, passed away on August 2, 2014.

He was born January 4, 1928 in Rock Cave, Upshur County, to the late Oscar and Violet Edith Ann Tidd.

He grew up in Rock Cave, retired from Chrysler Corporation in Twinsburg, OH and has spent most of his retirement years in Spencer.

Jim has lived in WV, OH, PA and TX and enjoyed hunting, camping, boating and spending time with his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed the view of cows, horses, deer and other wildlife from his front porch on his little piece of WV heaven. He had a love for all cats and dogs and provided love and comfort to as many as he could.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Marie and children, Cathy (George) Zell of Hartville, OH, John Tidd of New Port Richey, FL, Betsy (Ron) Bann of Ravenna, OH, Judy (Mike) Beauchane of Clyo, GA, Debbie (Sonny) Faulkenberg of Branchville, IN, Donna Sarno of Akron, OH, Jimmy Tidd, Barb (Jeff) Hammack, Craig Hicks, Carla Hicks all of Spencer, and Wanda (Tim) Hoke of Sinks Grove; 18 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Jim’s brothers and sisters were Bill, George, Pat, Connie, Ruth and Jackie.

We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 5 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with the service held at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Brother Lowell Gossett officiating. Burial will be in the Tidd Family Cemetery, Spencer.

Memorial donations may be made to the Roane County Animal Shelter, 2550 Parkersburg Road, Spencer, WV 25276.

Online condolences may be shared at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

 

 

Obituary: Calvin Westfall

Calvin D. Westfall, 69, of Spencer, West Virginia passed away on his farm and homeplace, July 26, 2014. He was born November 13, 1944 in Beaverdam, West Virginia a son of the late Edgar Ellis and Jesse Clyde Knapp-Westfall.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Lou Westfall and five brothers, Howard, Cecil, Eugene, Okey “Buck”, and Bill Westfall.

Calvin loved anything to do with the outdoors, farming, and tinkering around with engine repair. Calvin was an avid hunter and spent many hours on his farm tending to his cattle. This is where he felt most at home. He was known throughout the community for his natural ability to “fix anything”. He worked for 34 years at the Monarch Rubber Company in Spencer.

Calvin is survived by his wife of 22 years, Christine “Katie” Westfall; and his children, Cheryl Price of Spencer, Oneida Westfall of Williamstown, West Virginia, Aaron (Kacey) Westfall of Sissonville, West Virginia, Adam Westfall of Ripley, West Virginia, Robin Westfall of Ripley, West Virginia, and Barbara Westfall-Brown of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

We would like to thank everyone who worked tirelessly to search for Calvin. We appreciate your hard work and know it will not be forgotten.

Per Calvin’s request, a graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Fairview Cemetery in Reedy, West Virginia.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer is in charge of arrangements for the Westfall family. There will be no service or visitation at the funeral home.

Obituary: Ruth Kidder

Ruth Kidder, 63, of Spencer, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in the Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.

She was born July 19, 1950, at Normantown, a daughter of the late Steve and Martha Riffle Collins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Collins.

Ruth was a homemaker and farmer.

Survivors include one son, Granville Kidder of Spencer; one daughter, Linda Smith of Florida; four grandchildren, Nukeila Kidder, Sonia Kidder, Brenna Garnes and Blake Garnes; four great grandchildren, Damion Longfellow, Kiara Longfellow, Layla Garnes and Braydon Jay Kidder; six brothers, George, Clifford, Davey, Jessie, Richard and Fred Collins; two sisters, Mary Myers and Betty Miller.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20 in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial will be in the Snodgrass Cemetery, Gandeeville. Friends may call two hours before the funeral.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

Obituary: Shirley Carol Jett

Shirley Carol Jett, 62, of Looneyville WV, went home to be with the Lord on July 8, 2014 following a short illness.

Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved parents Waunie and Kate Hanshaw and her brother Dana Hanshaw.

Few words can express the impact Shirley had on the people around her including her husband of 43 years Randall "Blake" Jett, also of Looneyville. She always said it was his polka dot hat he wore when she first met him that sealed the deal for her. Shirley's life revolved around Blake and their two daughters, Kelly Morehead of Looneyville and Jaelyn Merical of Charleston. Shirley always ensured her daughters never wanted for anything and they didn't. She also loved her sons-in-law, Billy Morehead of Looneyville and Joseph Merical of Charleston.

Shirley was a homemaker in order to ensure that she was always available to take care of her family which also include three very special grandchildren whom she held near and dear to her heart, Nicholas and Olivia Morehead of Looneyville and a new "Merical" grandchild due in November.

Shirley is also survived by her sisters MaryLou Summers (Joe Summers) of Wallback, Agnes Perkins of Valley Fork, Hazel Griffith (Dale Griffith) of Seville OH, Phyllis Hanshaw of Millersburg, OH, Sharon Boggs (Rocky Boggs) of Valley Fork, Ruth Webster (Dan Webster) of Creston, OH, and brothers Charles Hanshaw (Rose Hanshaw)of Fredericksburg, OH and David Hanshaw (Marie Hanshaw) of Valley Fork, WV. Shirley also had many nephews and nieces, each of which she loved dearly.

Shirley ' s life was a full one filled with love, laughter and her devout faith in the Lord. As a result, she created a strong family bond built on that love and faith that can never be broken. She loved to spend time with her family especially her husband who she traveled with each week to work with. She also loved to sit on her front porch and swing while talking with her daughters.

Those who knew Shirley well probably received cards or little notes from her in the mail from time to time to let them know she was thinking about them. As she always said, “ It's the little things we can do for others that make a difference.”

The loss of Shirley leaves a void in the hearts of her loved ones but the memories she created with each one of them will forever stay and provide them with such love and comfort.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will be in the J. Herbert Smith Sr. Family Cemetery, Vineyard Ridge, Looneyville.

Friends may call one hour before the funeral.

Online condolences may be shared at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

 

 

Obituary: Rita M. Terrell

Rita M. Terrell, 84, of Reedy, West Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at home.

She was born April 30, 1930 in Roane County, a daughter of the late Alfred and Pearl Starcher Matics. She loved and cared deeply for her family-her parents, brothers, sister, sons, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, nieces, and nephews.

Rita is survived by her husband, Kenneth V. Terrell, Jr.; two sons, and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Doris Terrell and K. Allen and Cheryl Terrell, all of Reedy; four grandchildren, Jason Terrell and Amanda Terrell, both of Reedy, Ashley (Mike) Sheppard of Grand Saline, Texas, and Brittany (Paul) Ward of St. Albans, West Virginia; a great-granddaughter, Elliot Brooke Sheppard; a sister, Tresa Lea Westfall of Woodsfield, Ohio; and three brothers, Don and Kenneth Matics, both of Reedy, and Jim Matics of Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred “Bill”, Jr., Robert (Bob), Larry, and Benny Matics. The family wishes to send special thanks to Rita’s caregivers: Beth Mullens, Pat Mason, and Katrina Parsons.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Fairview Cemetery off of Grace Road near Reedy. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Fairview Church and Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 266, Spencer, WV 25276.

Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, West Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.