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  • John B. Halbert, Jr.
    John B. Halbert, Jr., 63, of West Second Street of Weston, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown, following an extended illness.
    He was born in Jacksonville, Fla., on June 1, 1951: son of the late John B. Halbert, Sr. and Catherine Jane (Burkhammer) Halbert, who survives of Weston.
    Halbert is also survived by one sister, Mary J. Tran of Fort Collins, Colo.
    In addition to his father, John was preceded in death by one sister, Sandra Garland.
    He was a house painter.
    At his family's request, he will be cremated. There will be no visitation or formal services.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of John may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of John B. Halbert, Jr.
  • Danna Eugene Harris
    Danna Eugene Harris, age 73, of Sugar Street in Weston, passed away at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, following a brief illness.
    He was born in Lewis County on July 11, 1941: a son of the late Carl Harris and Rose Lee Butcher Harris.
    He married the former Frances Settles and they celebrated many years of marriage before her passing on Nov. 14, 2005.
    He is survived by four children, Peggy (Mike) Burkhammer of Weston, Jeannie "Lisa" (Bobby Jo) Phillips of Watertown, Tenn., Carol Goldsmith of Weston, and April Montgomery of Weston; step-mother, Pearl Workman of Weston; three brothers, Wayne (Carol) Harris of Ga., Stanley (Lorraine) Harris of Weston, and Glen (Christina) Lake of Burnsville; two sisters, Anna Metz of Weston and Barbara Marsh of Ohio; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Charlotte Lonsway.
    He was a skilled glass worker who had been employed by the Colonial Glass Factory, WV Glass Specialty Company and the Louie Glass Company. He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching WVU football and listening to country music.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.
    Funeral Services followed at 5 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wease Day officiating.
    His request for cremation will then be honored and the family will have a private burial.
    In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate assistance with Danna's medical expenses. Donations may be sent c/o Peggy Burkhammer, 1258 Limestone Run Rd. Weston WV 26452.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Danna Eugene Harris.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Serena Tolbert Hathaway
    Serena Tolbert Hathaway, age 90, of Burnsville, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2015, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by loved ones, after a short illness. She was a stay-at-home mother who will be forever missed by her family and friends.
    She was born to Scott and Virginia Davison Nicholas at Ivydale, who preceded her in death.
    Also preceding her
    in death was her husband, Varis C. Hathaway, whom she married on Sept. 13, 1947.
    Hathaway enjoyed gardening and canning and was always proud of her stocked cellar. She also enjoyed spending time with
    her family and watching humming birds.
    She is survived by her beloved foster son, Junior Beckett (Jimmie) of Montgomery, Mich.; daughters, Beverly Pritt
    (David) of Sand Fork, Lois Stewart (Gene) of Burnsville and Barbara Bailes (Mac) of Sutton.
    Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Darrell Beckett of Albertsville, Ala., Dennis Beckett of Inster, Mich., Serena Adkins of South Gate, Mich., Timothy Beckett of Livonia, Mich., David Pritt of Martinsburg, Christopher Bailes of Wheeling and Thomas Marks of Glenville; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Norma King of Valley Fork; special cousin, Thelma Beckett of Clay; and several nieces and nephews.  
    Also missing Serena are special family friends, Malcolm and Lurenda Allison and children of Sand Fork.
    Family will receive friends at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road in Flatwoods,on Monday, April 20, from 6-8 p.m. A private funeral service and interment will be held for family.
    Online condolences can be made to the family at www.stockertpaletti.com.
    The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, is honored to be serving the Hathaway family.
  • Helen Louwese Ice
    Helen Louwese Ice, age 93, of Sassafras Run in Weston, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Crestview Nursing Home of Jane Lew, following an extended illness. She was born in Wheat, on Oct. 4, 1921: daughter of the late Benton Blake and Jessie (Lemley) Blake.
    On March 26, 1942, she married Algie Oral Ice, who preceded her in death on July 23, 1993.
    She is survived by one son, Larry (Linda) Ice of Salem; one daughter-in-law, Helen Ice of Weston; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
    In addition to her parents and husband, Oral, she was preceded in death by one son, Terry Lee Ice; and one sister, Violet Hunt.
    She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church. Her hobbies include crocheting. Ice was the last member of her immediate family.
    Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Tuesday, April 21, from 6-8 p.m.
    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 22, at 11 a.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Martin Wine officiating.
    Interment will follow services in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of her may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Helen Louwese Ice.
  • Alda Mae James
    Alda Mae (Rylee) James, age 90, of Cherry Lane in Jane Lew, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in United Hospital Center of Bridgeport, following a sudden illness.
    She was born in Salus, Ark., on Dec. 10, 1924: daughter of the late James Rylee and Verlie (Haderson) Rylee.
    On Dec. 12, 1941, she married Ray W. James, who preceded her in death on March 4, 2007.
    She is survived by four daughters, Delcia Mae (Bill) Cayton of Walkersville, Glenda Faye (Jack) Heffinger and Patricia Gale James, both of Jane Lew, and Lora Marie (Robert) Riffle of Glen Allen, Va.; two sons, Darrel Ray (Debbie) James and Danny William (Susan) James, both of Jane Lew; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
    She is also survived by one sister, Lora James of Lost Creek and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Ray, Alda was preceded in death by one brother, Clayton Rylee.
    She was a homemaker and Christian by faith. Her hobbies include crocheting, quilting and sewing. She loved singing gospel music and playing guitar. Alda was a great cook. She enjoyed her flower gardening.
    Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Monday, April 20, from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, April 21, from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m.
    Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Jay Burkhart and Robert Riffle officiating.
    Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Alda may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Alda Mae (Rylee) James.
  • Francis Patrick Kraus, II
    Francis Patrick "Pat" Kraus II, age 74, of Limestone Run, Weston, transitioned to blissful, greener pastures at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday April 14, 2015, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness.
    He was born in Lewis County on Oct. 23, 1940: a son of the late Francis Patrick Kraus, Sr. and Augusta Mary Radabaugh Kraus.
    On Oct. 7, 1995, he married the former Linda Carol Current and they celebrated 19-years of marriage.
    He's survived by three step-children, Tracy Ann (Jack) Wine of Weston, Kimberly Dawn Brady of Weston, and Leslie Cutright of Vadis; four step-grandchildren, Katrina Ann Wine, Christopher Warren Hall, James Michael Hall and Noah Cutright; one sister, Susan Stark of Weston; two nephews, Michael and Randall Stark; and one niece, Teresa Johnston.
    He quietly entered his last journey to join family who had already gone to Heaven. In addition to his parents, he will be reunited with his brother, David L. Kraus; brother-in-law, George Stark; and one step-grandson, Storm Jackson Wine.
    He worked in the maintenance department of both the Weston State Hospital and the William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston. His parents were two of the original owners of Lake Riley, where a treasure trove of new friendships were forged, old friendships were deepened, laughter was shared and fond memories were made. He was a master knife maker and outdoor enthusiast.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 17.
    Funeral Services were held from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, with Rev. Russell Furr officiating.
    Interment followed in Fisher Cemetery on Murphys Creek.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Pat Kraus II.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.

 

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