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Virginia M. Brady
Virginia M. Brady, 88, of Gassaway died May 27, 2000, at home. She was a homemaker, a former employee of Williams Wood Works and Braxton County, Senior Citizens and was a member of Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Surviving: sons, Joe and Jack L. both of Gassaway, Max S. of Florida; daughter, Marian V. James of Horner; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren. Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at the Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Cook officiating. Burial followed in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.

Karen L. Clough Richards
Karen Louise Clough Richards was born in the Florida Sanitarium in Orlando, Florida on September 18, 1951 to Earl M. Clough and Dorothy Appleby Clough. Her brother, Michael, was there to welcome her. At the age of seven, Karen lost her mother, Dorothy, but in October of 1959 she was blessed with another mother, Louise, and a sister, Sharon, and another brother, Kenneth. Later, another sister, Pamela, joined the family. Karen attended schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and Michigan. Karen was baptized into Christ and the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a child. She chose to be re-baptized as an adult into the fellowship of the Marshall, Texas Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1996. On October 27, 1972, Karen married D. Calvin Richards in Oakland, Maryland. They became the parents of Patricia, Nelson, Dorothy and Robert. Some very happy years were spent by this family in West Virginia, expecially in a mountain-top house above Rosedale as the children were growing up. They moved to Fountain City, Wisconsin, where Karen taught elementary grades at the Alpine Springs Academy. Later she became involved in the Nursing Home business as a care provider. In 1995, Karen felt the need of going to Texas to care for her mother, who, at that time, thought she was in perfect health. From that time until her illness in 1998, she was employed by the Oak Manor Nursing Home in Linden, Texas. She became their Activity Director. Karen became a resident of Theron-Grainger Nursing Home in Hughes Springs, Texas after being hospitalized in the Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, TX for extensive cancer surgery in 1998.During all this time, she touched many lives. The staff and other residents often came to her room to visit or get a word of encouragement. They often commented on her cheery and uplifting disposition. Karen passed away in the early morning hours of July 29, 2000, after a brave and valiant battle with cancer. Karen was preceded in death by her sister, Pamela Bennett on January 24, 1995, and her mother, Louise Clough, on October 27, 1996. She is survived by: father and stepmother: Earl and Josephyne Clough of Hickory Corners, Michigan; a daughter, Patricia Gail Richards of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; a son, Calvin Nelson Richards of Trempealeau, Wisconsin; a daughter, Dorothy Louise Volkman and husband, Andrew, of Chester, Virginia; a son, Robert Edward Richards and wife, Natasha, of Arcadia, Wisconsin. Five grandchildren: Destiny, Joylynn and Theresa Volkman, Briana Johnson and Makayla Richards; a sister, Sharon Lynn Wright of Mims, Texas; a brother, Earl Michael Clough and wife, Lee, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; a brother, Kenneth Wayne Paden and wife, Anne of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; stepsisters, Dr. Peggy Parish and husband Truman of West Palm Beach, Florida, Judi Trumbull and husband, Lyle, of Hickory Corners, Michigan, and Vicki Simpson and husband, Dr. James, of Yucaipa, California; stepbrother, Dr. Willard Howard and wife, Marguerite, of Bentonville, Arkansas, and many other relatives and numerous friends.

Gladys Davis
Gladys Davis, 89, of Gassaway, died August 11, 2000, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Surviving: son, Jim of Gassaway; daughters, Lavoo Westfall of Bunker Hill, Jackie Johnson and Rene Friend, both of Gassaway; sister, Madge Morton of Bay City, Texas; brothers, Orlan Jones and Buck Jones, both of Cleveland; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Graveside service was 10 a.m. Monday at Strange Creek Cemetery with Pastor Okey Truman officiating. There will be no visitation. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Dale McCoy Jr.
Richard Dale McCoy Jr., 2 year old son of Richard Dale McCoy Sr. and Brenda Lee Shaw of Sutton, died October 13, 2000, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Also surviving: maternal grandparents, Robert and Nancy Shaw of Sutton; paternal grandmother, Marilyn Carpenter of Chapel; maternal great-grandfathers, Walter Rose of Sutton, Fred McCraw of Gassaway; paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Blake of Glenville; brother, Matthew Lee McCoy at home. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Pastor Vernon Rose Jr. offficiating. Burial will be in Braxton County Cemetery, near Sutton.

Harold Lee Friend
Harold Lee Friend, 49, of Charleston, WV, formerly of Duck, passed away Friday, October 13, 2000 at the home of his mother, Lillian Friend Taylor at Duck after a long illness. He was born January 30, 1951 at Gassaway. He graduated from United Electric Institute, Charleston. He was a self-employed carpenter, and a baptist. He is survived by: his mother, Lillian Friend Taylor of Duck; step-father, Russ Taylor of Duck; brother, Floyd E. Friend of Summersville and sister, Sharon Ann Connor of Sutton. Several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, George Joseph Friend and brother, George Edward Friend. Funeral service was 1 p.m. Monday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with Elder J.R. Mullins officiating. Burial was in the Duffield Cemetery, Duck, WV. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home in Sutton was in charge of the arrangements.

Jean P. Morrison
Jean P. Morrison, 89, of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, September 8, 2000 at the Cumberland County Medical Center in Crossville, Tennessee. Mrs. Morrison was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge. She was a retired school teacher, teaching Home Economics in West Virginia and substituted teaching in the Oak Ridge School systems and also a Teachers Aide at Gleenwood School in Oak Ridge. After graduating West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1933, she moved to Oak Ridge in 1944. She was very active in her church and was a volunteer worker at the Oak Ridge Hospital Gift Shop for many years. She was born October 7, 1910 in Charleston, to the late Pat and Edith Leete Paisley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle H. Morrison in 1995. Survivors: sons, Kyle Morrison of Crossville, TN, John Morrison of Clinton, TN; sisters, Margrete Gunter of Oak Ridge, TN, Ruth Hayes of Charleston, WV. Graveside services were held Monday, September 11, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

Nancy P. Morrison
Nancy P. Morrison, 52, of Sutton, WV, died January 28, 2001, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Summersville, WV. She was born on December 14, 1948, in Sutton. She was the Convention Coordinator for the Flatwoods Days Inn. Mrs. Morrison was a dedicated member of the Morrison United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Cutlip. She is survived by her husband, John G. Morrison of Sutton, WV; son, Jason T. Morrison of Sutton; daughter, Andrea B. Morrison of Sutton; and her mother, Madaline V. Palmer Cutlip of Flatwoods, WV. A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at 11 am at the Morrison United Methodist Church, Airport Road, near Sutton, with the Rev. Robert Horstman officiating. The body was cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Morrison United Methodist Church, c/o Suzanne Skidmore, 325 McCoy Drive, Sutton, Wv 26601. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home was serving the Morrison Family.

Stella Mae Cole
Stella Mae Cole, 78, formerly of Orlando, West Virginia, died December 1, 2000 in Select Speciality Hospital, Barberstone, after a short illness. She was born December 28, 1921 to James Samuel and Pamily (Ling) Messinger of Butchers Fork, WV (both deceased). She was also preceded in death by her husband Charles Cole in 1964. Surviving are daughter, Darlene May of Massachusetts; brothers, Clarence and Raymond Messinger of Smithville; sister, Martha Ann Burkhammer of Belfontaine; stepdaughter, Ruth Mick of Roanoke, WV; sister-in-law, Eula Cole of Procious, WV; and two grandsons. She was a Baptist and attended Reimer Road Baptist Church. Services were held December 4, 2000, at 1 pm at Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, with Rev. Jim Newton officiating. Interment was in Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster. Roberts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Darrell E. McIntyre
Darrell E. McIntyre, 86, of Burnsville, WV, died Monday, January 29, 2001, at the Cedar Grove Personal Care Home at Parkersburg, WV after a long illness. He was born September 8, 1914, at Shirley Heights, WV, a son of the late Eddie McIntyre and Opal Sandy McIntyre. He was a retired chief station engineer with the Equitable Gas Co., at Burnsville, a member of the Burnsville United Methodist Church, a member of the Burnsville Masonic Lodge #87, member of the Scottish Rite of Wheeling & Clarksburg, member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge #85 at Glenville, member of the Burnsville Lions Club, Life member of the National Rifle Association and belonged to the Shriner's Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret McIntyre on January 23, 1985. Surviving are daughters, Darlena Riffle and husband Herbert of Burnsville, WV, Sara Brown and husband Homer of Sugar Creek, Ohio, Charlotte Sears of Charleston, WV, and Marcia Saluk and husband Steve of Parkersburg, WV; sister, Geraldine Richard of Weirton, WV; twelve grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one step great grandchild. Mr. McIntyre was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia Gaskins, grandson, Carl Joseph Sears II, and brother Norman McIntyre. Funeral services will be at 11 am, Saturday, February 3, 2001, at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home at Flatwoods, WV. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at Weston, WV.

Patricia Knicely
Patricia Knicely, age 62, died Sunday, January 28, 2001 at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV, after an extended illness. She was born on March 19, 1938 in Webster Springs, WV. She lived most of her adult life in Webster County. She was a member of the Webster Springs Women's Club, member of the Alpha Comicron Chapter of the Alpha Delta Cappa Soriety, member of Democratic Women, retired teacher of Webster County Schools & Glenville State College, and a member of WVEA and Webster County Association of Retired Teachers. She was preceded in death by her father, Garrett B. Knicely, and mother, Esther P. Knicely. Memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 31 at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Remains will be cremated and interred in the Miller Cemetery, Webster Springs, WV, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Webster Addison Public Library 332 So. Main Street Webster Springs, WV 26288 or Cowen Public Library POB 187 Cowen, WV 26206.

Mary Ellen Rose Ferrell
Mary Ellen Rose Ferrell, 94, of Heaters, WV, died Monday, January 29, 2001, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital at Gassaway, WV after a lengthy illness. She was born September 21, 1906, at Corley, WV, a daughter of the late J.M. Rose and Minnie Greathouse Rose. She was a graduate of Sutton High School, Fairmont State Teacher's College, and Columbia University. She was a lifetime educator having taught 42 years in the Kanawha County Schools at Tiskelwah Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Junior High School. She was a member of K.C.E.A. and also the State and National Education Association. Mrs. Ferrell was a lifetime member of the Tichenel United Methodist Church at Heaters. In 1948, she married Charles W. Ferrell who preceded her in death in 1982. Surviving are sisters, Sarah Ethel Rose of Laural Nursing and Rehab Center at Big Otter, Margery Rose Anderson of Elkview, WV and Susanna Rose of Heaters, WV; three nieces, one nephew, one grandniece, and one grand nephew. Mrs. Ferrell was preceded in death by sisters Leah Rose Bigham and Minnie Ruth Rose, and brothers, Charley O. Rose, Bernard Rose, Morgan Hugh Rose, and Mortimer Earle Rose. The funeral services was held Friday, February 2 at 10:30 am, at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home at Flatwoods, WV, with Rev. Nancy Cale and Rev. Vaughn James officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park at South Charleston, WV.

Eunice M. Rhea Davis
Eunice M. Rhea Davis, 92, of Sutton, formerly of Charleston, WV, died January 29, 2001, in theArthur B. Hodges Center, Charleston, after a long illness. She was born on June 21, 1908, in Braxton County. She was a member of the Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, at Charleston. Mrs. Davis is survived by two daughters, Juanita Figg of Highland Park, New Jersey, and Rea Lynn Snead of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one brother, William Rhea of Sutton; three sisters, Molly Bell Taylor of Buckhannon, WV, Willa Cochran of Columbus, Ohio, and Mauetta Jarvis of Sutton, WV. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 3, 2001, at 11 am at the Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, in Charleston, WV, with the Rev. Anthony Arrington officiating. Burial was in the Rhea Cemetery, Flatwoods, WV. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, was in charge of the arrangements.

James Watson Davis
James Watson Davis, 66, of Gassaway, died February 1, 2001, at home after an extended illness. He was born April 6, 1934 in Braxton County, a son of the late Lantie and Gladys Jones Davis. He was a Welder's Assistant, a member of the Sutton Moose, and Local #798 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Surviving are companion, Sharon J. Cummings of Gassaway; sisters, Lavoo 'Boo' Westfall of Bunker Hill, WV, Jackie Johnson, and Rene Friend, both of Gassaway. There was no service; the body was cremated. Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, was in charge of arrangements.

Betty R. Kelley Kuzma
Betty R. Kelley Kuzma, 65, of Dallas, WV, died Monday, January 29, 2001 in Wheeling Hospital.She was born in Bulltown, WV, February 20, 1935, daughter of Edward and Glenna Marple Kelley. She was preceded in death by her father; and stepfather, Truman J. Belknap. She was a Methodist; a graduate of Burnsville High School, Braxton County, WV. Surviving are her husband, Charles L. Kuzma; her mother, Glenna Kelley Belknap of Gassaway; two sons, Charles A. of Graysville, PA and Michael of Glen Dale, WV; seven daughters, Debra McCracken of Portsmouth, VA, Mary Jane Uraco of Wheeling, Glenna Tran of Beckley, Betty McGinnis of Wheeling, Julie Perdok of Martins Ferry, Marilyn Key of Adena, Ohio, and Carol McElfresh of Moundsville; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8, where services were held 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Don Cordery officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Janet L. Barnett
Janet L. Barnett, 60, of Birch River, died March 22, 2001, at her residence after a short illness. She was born on April 3, 1940, in Clay. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the daughter of the late Noble and Macil Johnson Russell. She was also preceded in death by one son, Johnny Ray Barnett, who died February 6, 2000; on brother, Bill Russell, and two infant brothers, and one granddaughter. She is survived by her husband, Russell A. Barnett; sons, Tommy Barnett of Birch River and Bobby Barnett of Perryville, Ohio; daughter, Peggy Crites of Birch River; brothers, Freddie Russell of Maywood, Missouri, Paul Russell of New London, Missouri, and Jay Dee Russell of Flintsone, Maryland; sisters, Jewell Carr, Nancy Gribble, Ruby O'Quinn, and Wanda Fisher all of Birch River, Rosalind Squire of Lagrange, Ohio, and Berncie Gribble of Scottsville, Virginia. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 25, 2001, at 2 pm at the Greene-Roberston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Propst officiating. Burial was in the Walker Cemetery, near Birch River. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, was serving the Barnett Family.

M. Joan Miles
M. Joan Miles, 56, of Wooster, went home to be with the Lord Friday evening, March 16, 2001 at her residence after a long illness. Services will be Wednesday at 1 pm at West Hill Baptist Church, Wooster, with Pastor Dan Wingate officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Wooster. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691. She was born August 20, 1944 in Sutton, Wv to Earl and Gay W. (Tolley) Deal and married Okey E. Miles on October 2, 1964 in Sutton, WV. He survives. She moved to Wayne County from Sutton, WV in 1964 and was employed at the Wooster Brush Co. for 25 years in the shipping department. She retired in 1998. She was a member of West Hill Baptist Church, Wooster. In addition to her loving husband she is survived by a son, Timothy O. (Elizabeth A.) Miles of Shreve; grandchildren, Todd, Megan, Alesha, and Emily Miles; her mother of Sutton, WV; brothers, John and Larry Deal, all of Sutton, WV; sisters, Delores Berry of Bradenton, FL, Shirley (Ira) Keener of Cleveland, Judy Houghton of Marlington, WV, and Sharon (Olen) Purvis of Myakka, FL; brothers-in-law Richard and William Miles, both of Shreve, and Chuck (Kathy) Miles of Sarasota, FL; sisters-in-law, Neva (Jack) Rose, and Nancy (Gary) Sprague, both of Wooster; and her mother-in-law, Myrtle Miles of Shreve. In addition to her loving father, an infant brother and sisters-in-law Nina Rose and Naomi Sipple died previously.

Marie Dillon
Marie Dillon, 47, of Flatwoods, WV died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at the Women's and Children's Hospital, after an extended illness. She was born in Flatwoods, WV on November 20, 1953. She was a homemaker and attended Flatwoods United Methodist Church in Flatwoods, WV. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Lee Miller and her mother, Eva (Clay) Miller. Surviving are husband, Richard Gene Dillon of Flatwoods, WV; son, Jonathan Dillon of Flatwoods, WV; sister, Faye Clay of Camden of Gauley, WV, and Kathy Claudette Long of Newport News, VA. Her service was held Friday, March 23 at 11 am at Adams Funeral Home. The officiating clergy was Sam Cale.

William E. Carr
William E. Carr, 76, of Belfont, Braxton County, died March 18, 2001, in Summersville Memorial Hospital. He was born April 27, 1924 in Braxton County, a son of the late William E. and Winney Meadows Carr. He worked in a machine shop in Ohio; he was a farmer, horseman, and a Baptist. Surviving: son, William Neal Carr of North Ridgeville, Ohio; daughters, Carala Casey of Valdosta, GA, Kimberly Brozy of Canvas, WV; brothers, Bradley Carr of Stumptown, John Bailey Carr of Elyria, Ohio and Smith Carr of Belfont; three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, William E. Wallace in 1981. Service will be 11 am, Thursday, March 22 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Rev. Larry Conrad officiating. Burial will be in the Starkey Cemetery, Belfont. Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday, March 21, at the funeral home.

David Morrison Skidmore
David Morrison Skidmore, 82, of Sutton, died March 17, 2001 in the SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation for Salem, Salem, WV, after a short illness. He was born on February 16, 1919, in Sutton. He was a retired machinist for Haven Manufacturing, Brunswick, Georgia, and was a United States World War II Army Veteran. He was a Methodist. Mr. Skidmore was the son of the late Spurgeon and Valena Ellen Short Skidmore. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lenora Wyatt Skidmore, who died in 1989; and one sister, Sue Braham. Mr. Skidmore is survived by his daughter, Gloria Kohlheim and her husband Bob, of St. Simons Island, Georgia; one granddaughter, Donna; two great grandsons, Keith and David; and two sisters, Dorlee Westfall of Ohio, and Eula Delong of Sutton. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 2 pm at the Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Samuel O. Cale III officiating. Burial was in the Wyatt Cemetery, near Sutton. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, was in charge of arrangements.

Robert W. Skidmore
Robert W. Skidmore, 64, of Gassaway died March 21, 2001, in CAMC General Division. He was born October 22, 1936 a son of Gladys Moore Skidmore and the late Chantie Skidmore of Gassaway. He retired from Columbia Gas Transmission as a Technician. He was a Hand Radio operator for 40 years; a graduate of Gassaway High School, and a Protestant. Surviving, wife, Arlene Mollohan Skidmore; sons, Dan of Charleston, WV and Jeff of Flatwoods, WV; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. The service was held at 2 pm Saturday, March 24 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home in Gassaway, with Pastor Lee Swor officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Sonya L. Tolley
Sonya L. Tolley, of Winchester, died Thursday at Winchester Medical Center after a two-year struggle with cancer. She was 60 years old. She was born June 2, 1940 in Newton, NC to Joseph and Mary Moose a nd grew up in Columbus Ohio. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ohio State University with a Bachelors Degree in Speech Pathology and received her Master's of Education Administration from NOVA Southeastern University. An innovative leader in the education field, Mrs. Tolley authored the state's first infant development program in 1971 and named it Parent Infant Education (PIE). This program has been replicated throughout the state of Virginia. From 1975-1984, she was the director or Northwestern Regional Education Program (NREP). This program, which she created, directed a regional public school program to provide special education services to elementary school children in Winchester, Frederick County, and Clarke County. Mrs. Tolley was responsible for the start-up and implementation of the local Head Start Program. Mrs. Tolley was the Executive Director of the Downtown Development Board from 1986-1994. During this time she co-founded the Old Town Welcome Center, located in the renovated Kurtz Building. She also co-founded and helped run First Night Winchester. Mrs. Tolley belonged to several service organization including the Winchester Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and Winchester Frederick County Rotary. She has in the past served on the board or was a member of the Winchester House, Economic Development Commission, Lord Fairfax Association for the Education of Young Children, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Child Care Task Force, Community Services Council of Winchester and Frederick County, and Healthy Families of the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Surviving are her husband of 27 years, Dr. Larry L. Tolley; children, H. Todd Flemming of Orlando, FL, Janis Flemming Bosserman of Alexandria, VA, Katherine Tolley Rizzo of Arlington, VA, and Benjamin L.M. Tolley of Winchester; grandchildren, Jaime, Sarah, and Sam Bosserman. She is also survived by her mother, brother Alan Moose, and sister, Justine Whiting all of Columbus, OH. Mrs. Tolley was a member of the Braddock Street United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at the church on Sunday, at 2 pm. The family will receive friends at the Jones Funeral Home on Saturday evening from 7 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Evans Homes for Children, 330 Leicester St., Winchester, VA.

Douglas G. Holmes
Douglas G. Holmes, 62, of Sutton, formerly of Rome, NY died March 27, 2001, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital. He was born September 24, 1938, in Rome, NY, a son of the late Ernest G. and Dorothy Copp Holmes. He was a scrap iron dealer and a Protestant. Over the years he had been employed as a farm-hand, truck driver, and a home builder. He was preceded in death by daughter, Rita Marie Holmes. He is survived by wife, Faye Vancourt Holmes; daughters, Wendy Grosjean of Rome, NY, Anne Marie Knoob of Yalesville, CT, Tracey Taylor, and Shawna Kesling both of Gassaway, Kelly Holmes, Latitia Holmes, and Nicole Holmes all of Sutton, eight grandchildren, sister, Jean Dickinson of NY. The service was held Friday, March 30, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Rev. James Dickinson of Hamilton, NY officiating. The body was cremated after the service. Burial of remains was in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Marie E. Geary
Marie E. Geary, 89, of Sutton, died March 30, 2001, in Sutton, at the home of her son, E. Blaine Geary, after a short illness. She was born on October 9, 1911, in Braxton County. She was a 1929 graduate of the Glenville Normal School, and received her Bachelor Regions Degree in 1973, from Glenville State College. She was a former schoolteacher in Clay County, was a past employee of the WV Department of Human Services, and was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mrs. Geary was a member of the Christ Church United Methodist, in Sutton. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was one of the founders of the Braxton County Historical Association, of which she served as secretary-treasurer for many years. She was the granddaughter of the late H.E. Engle, who wrote the music and chorus to 'The West Virginia Hills'. She was the daughter of the late Alden W. and Ora B. Rider Engle. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Freda B. Engle. Mrs. Geary is survived by one son, E. Blaine Geary, and his wife, O'Dessa, of Sutton; four grandchildren, Stephen B. Geary and George B. Geary, both of Sutton, Linda B. Keener of Gassaway, and Elizabeth A. Null of Charleston, WV; two sisters, Dorothy C. Engle and Josephine M. Duncan both of Morgantown, WV. Also surviving are four great grandchildren, and niece, Barbara Ann Wladarczak of Maryland. The funeral services were held Monday, April 2, 2001, at 2:30 pm at the Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Samuel O. Cale III officiating. Burial was in the Sutton Cemetery. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, was serving the Geary Family.

Ella I. Cutlip
Ella I. Cutlip, 81, of Sutton, died MArch 29, 2001, in the Braxton Health Care Center, Sutton, after a long illness. She was born on March 5, 1920, in Webster County. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. On November 7, 1940, she married Robert D. Cutlip. She was the daughter of the late Luther Raymond and Myra Jane Barnette Sears. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Orval Sears, and three sisters, Nella and Della Collins, and Avanell Williams. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert D. Cutlip; daughter, Karen Boone and husband, Bill, of Sutton; grandson, Adam Boone of Sutton; brothers, Roy Sears of Birch River, and Cecil Sears of South Bend, Indiana; sister, Emogene Squires of East Liverpool, Ohio. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 1, 2001 at 2 pm at the Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with the Rev. William Griffin and the Rev. Tom Propst officiating. Burial was in the Braxton County Cemetery near Sutton. Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, was serving the Cutlip family.

Shirlin Earl Bosely
Shirlin Earl Bosely, 62, of Pittsfield Township, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, following a five month illness. He was born October 5, 1938, in Arnett, WV. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1958 to 1962. Bosely was employed as an assembler at Ford Motor Company for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 425. He enjoyed woodworking and, in general, working with his hands. Survivors include his wife, Ernestine J. (nee Hawkins); sons, Richard A. Bosely of Elyria, Ronald G. Bosely of Wakeman, Robert K. Bosely of Wellington and Shirlin E. Bosely Jr. of Oberlin; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Lula Bosely (nee Cutlip) and his father. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9pm at Cowlings Funeral Home, 228 S. Main St. Oberlin, where services will be Friday at 11 am. The Rev. Kenneth L. Gerhardt, pastor of Pittsfield Community Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland 44106.

Elmer Harold Jarvis
Elmer Harold Jarvis, 80, of Barboursville, formerly of Wilsie Braxton County, departed this life on Monday, March 26, 2001, in Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg after a short illness. He was born October 12, 1920 at Wilsie, a son of the late French and Sarah Cottrill Jarvis. He was also preceded in death by eight sisters and three brothers. He was retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service; a veteran of WWII and the Korean War; a farmer and a Baptist. Surviving, sister, Erma Nichols of North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews. Service was held at 2 pm Friday, March 30, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway. Friends may call from 7-9 pm, Thursday at the funeral home.


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