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  • Earl Carl Adolfson,
    Earl Carl "Whitey" Adolfson, age 82, of Mineral Road in Glenville, departed this life on Monday evening Nov. 10, 2014, at the Charleston Area Medical Center of Charleston, following an extended illness.
    He was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Belmont: son of the late Earl Carl Sr. and Gertrude Shingleton Adolfson.
    He was a "walk-on" with West Virginia University's football team in 1949 before transferring to the West Virginia Institute of Technology where he started as center and linebacker from 1950 - 1953 and graduated in 1954.
    He received his master of science degree in physical education from WVU in 1962 and then taught and coached in Lewis and Wirt County schools and at Southern High School in Oakland, Md. before going to Glenville State College in 1966 as an instructor and assistant football coach. He was defensive coordinator for the Pioneers from 1968 - 1974 and celebrated the 1973 team's NAIA Football National Championship Runner-Up honors.
    Additionally he was assistant basketball coach in 1966 and revived the college's wrestling program from 1968 - 1975. He was head football coach from 1975 - 1979 and continued teaching and served as assistant athletic director from 1980 - 1985.
    After 30-years of teaching and coaching, he pursued a career with I. L. Morris Well Service until his retirement in 1993. Respected by his fellow coaches and student athletes, he was a loyal GSC advocate for over four decades. He received the 1996 West Virginia Coaches Association's "Retired Coach of the Year" honors for his contributions to coaching and is often referred to as "the players coach." He was a 2008 Glenville State College Curtis Elam Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. When retired, he continued to be one of the Pioneer's biggest fans.
    On May 13, 1950, he was united in marriage to Sarah "Jean" Fultineer Adolfson, who preceded him in death on Aug. 1, 1999.
    Surviving are three children, Gregory Eugene Adolfson of Charleston, Tanya (Chuck) Barker of Harrisville, and Shelly (Lynn) Stalnaker of Sutton; three grandchildren, Daphne Stalnaker Pegg of Sutton, Brett (Kelli) Barker of Waverly, Leah (Troy) Richards of Parkersburg; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler Stalnaker of Sutton, Tessa Barker of Waverly and Mahala and Zaya Richards also of Parkersburg.
    The pallbearers were John Pratt, Bernie Buttrey, Eddie Williams, Irvin Braniff, Burk Reed and Brad Reed. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Reed, Bob Reed, Dave Hutchison, Eric Smith, Blake Tasker, Rick Trickett, Ed Donatel, Mark Reger, Scotty Yeager and Craig Thompson.
    Funeral services were conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Vanhorn Drive in Glenville, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, with Pastor Mark Stump officiating. Burial followed in the Broad Run Cemetery in Jane Lew. Friends called from 4 - 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the mortuary.
    In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Glenville State College Athletic Department, C/O Whitey Adolfson or Coach, 200 High Street, Glenville, WV, 26351.
    Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Earl Carl "Whitey" Adolfson with arrangements.
  • Harry James Barnhart
    Harry James Barnhart, age 80, of Reservoir Street in Weston, passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at his residence, following an extended illness.
    He was born in Plant City, Fla. on Feb. 24, 1934: son of the late Orton Barnhart, Sr. and Ida (Campbell) Barnhart.
    On June 10, 1955, he married Charlotte Ann (Butcher) Barnhart, who survives.
    Barnhart is also survived by two daughters, Terry Ann (Fred) Ammermann of Lakeland, Fla. and Jean Marie (Greg) Vestri of Austin, Texas; eight grandchildren, Paul (Brandy) Ammermann, Jeffrey Ammermann, Alex (Brittney) Ammermann, Rachel (Jacob) Connelly, Ariel Vestri, Drew Vestri, Jocelyn Vestri and Haley Vestri; and five great-grandchildren, Kayla Ammermann, Ashlyn Ammermann, Tyler Ammermann, Parker Ammermann and Evan Ammermann.
    He is also survived by one brother, Orton Barnhart, Jr. of Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, June Kent of Ala. and Helen Graves of Plant City, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents, Barnhart was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Sue Barnhart and one infant son.
    He was vice president of Audit at W.S. Babcock Company of Mulberry, Fla. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weston, where he was a deacon and sang in the church choir. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
    His hobbies included fishing, carpentry and woodworking and he was an accomplished cook. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
    Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Friday, Nov. 14, from 12 - 2 p.m. Funeral services were held on Friday at 2 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Kenneth Miller officiating. Interment followed services in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston. Full military honors were conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of him may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the familyof Harry James Barnhart.
  • Virginia "Jean" Dare (Henderson) Bonnett
    Virginia "Jean" Dare (Henderson) Bonnett, age 95, of Shaler Township, Glenshaw Pa. died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.
    She was the wife of the late Edward Newton Bonnett; daughter of the late John A. and Eva M. Dodge Henderson; mother of David E. (Dorothy), J. William (Marsha), R. Steven (Audrey), Michael L. (Cathy) and Daniel W. (Kathy) and the late Susan Bonnett; grandmother of 16; great-grandmother of 22; and sister of Robert D. Henderson.
    Jean was an active member of the Glenshaw Century Club, the Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, a Meals on Wheels, Passavant Hospital and a Kane Regional Hospital volunteer. She was a graduate of Weston High School Class of 1936 and was the first female recipient of the Golden Horseshoe Award in Lewis County.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, 3200 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116.
    Visitation was held from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Neely Funeral Home, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Elfinwild Presbyterian Church.
    Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com., age 95, of Shaler Township, Glenshaw Pa. died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.
    She was the wife of the late Edward Newton Bonnett; daughter of the late John A. and Eva M. Dodge Henderson; mother of David E. (Dorothy), J. William (Marsha), R. Steven (Audrey), Michael L. (Cathy) and Daniel W. (Kathy) and the late Susan Bonnett; grandmother of 16; great-grandmother of 22; and sister of Robert D. Henderson.
    Jean was an active member of the Glenshaw Century Club, the Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, a Meals on Wheels, Passavant Hospital and a Kane Regional Hospital volunteer. She was a graduate of Weston High School Class of 1936 and was the first female recipient of the Golden Horseshoe Award in Lewis County.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, 3200 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116.
    Visitation was held from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Neely Funeral Home, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Elfinwild Presbyterian Church.
    Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
  • Ellen Lucille Cool
    Ellen Lucille Cool, age 87, of Ellsworth, Pa., formerly of Weston, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in the Golden Living Center South Hills in Canonsburg, Pa., following a battle with pneumonia.
    She was born in Weston, on July 9, 1927: a daughter of the late Sherman Faye and Flora Jane Butcher Bean.
    She is survived by seven children, V. Jane (Richard) Warren of Orange Park, Fla., Jean (Joseph) Simoni of Davie, Fla., James H. (Francis) Cool of Manassas,Va., John D. (Roberta) Cool of Ellsworth, Pa., Joseph L. (Mary) Cool of Ruso, N.D., Jefffery A. (Janet) Cool of Weston and Jay A. (Wendy) Cool of Phoenix, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bettie Brumley of Weston and Margaret Bodkins of Good Hope; four brothers, Dick Bean of Weston, Herbert Bean of Horner, Robert Bean of Goldsboro, N.C. and Jerry Bean of Weston; brother-in-law, Eugene Harris of Ravenna, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Michael B. Cool; three sisters, Maxine Harris, Madeline Harper and Patty Hicks; and three brothers, Larry Bean, Bernard Bean and Raymond Bean.
    Ellen was a loving mother who devoted her early adult life to raising her children with a determined focus on their spiritual growth and education. As an avid golfer, she loved being outdoors and thoroughly enjoyed working at beautiful golf courses. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed reading and helping others. Ellen was a member of the Haleville Union Mission Church for many years, where she worked with youth groups and taught Sunday School.
    Ellen's request for cremation has been honored and her friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 11a.m. to 1p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 1 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Bean officiating. Interment will follow in the Machpelah Cemetery in Weston.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ellen Cool.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Aretta L. Marsh
    Aretta L. Marsh, age 90, of South River Avenue in Weston, passed away at 6:22 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, following a sudden illness.
    She was born April 21, 1924, in Helvetia, Upshur County: a daughter of the late Benjamin and Vada Jefferies Cool.
    On April 21, 1948, she married John Lewis Marsh and they celebrated 37-years of marriage before his passing on Dec. 16, 1985.
    Surviving are one son, Leonard Cool; three daughters, Mandia Jane Lambert of Buckhannon, Irene Virginia Marsh of Weston and Sandra Kay Butcher of Copley; two step-daughters, Pauline Helen Curtis of Bendale and Ematine Marsh of Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 19 step-grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by six step-sons, Lewis Edward Marsh, Don Russell Marsh, Delbert Charles Marsh, Carl Ervin Marsh, Roy Junior Marsh and Arthur Curtis; four brothers, James Cool, Henry Bean, Harley Cool, Carl Cool; and one sister, Marie Cool.
    Aretta was a homemaker who enjoyed listening to gospel music and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all, and was Methodist by faith.
    Family and friends may gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5 - 7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wease Day officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Aretta Marsh.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Minter B. Ralston III
    Minter Bailey Ralston III, age 84, died at his home at 554 Court Avenue in Weston, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at 5 p.m., following an extended illness.
    He was born in Weston on July 14, 1930: the son of the late Minter B. Ralston Jr. and Josephine Collison Ralston.
    On Oct. 28, 1962, he married the former Karen Warner, who survives, and they celebrated 52-years of marriage.
    He is also survived by four children, Julie Johnson of Washington, Pa., Kathryn (Tom) Ralston-Fealy of Loveberry Road in Weston, Minter B. (Stacey) Ralston IV, of New Orleans, La., and Amanda Ralston of Lexington, Ky.; one grandson, Minter B. Ralston V; two step-grandchildren, Brianna Fealy and Courtney (Alan) Terranova; and one step-great-granddaughter, Lexi Terranova.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only sibling, Marion Ralston Knutsen, who passed away in 2005.
    Ralston graduated from Weston High School Class of 1948. He attended WVU and then went on to graduate from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 1954. He then served in the U.S. Army for two-years before returning to Weston to work in the family business, Ralston's Drug Store, established in 1856. He was a fourth-generation pharmacist. He managed the drugstore after his father's death in 1983 until it closed in 2002. He was also a pharmacist for the Weston State Hospital and the Weston City Hospital, where he started the first Poison Control Center.
    He was very active in community affairs. He was a member of the Weston Jaycees, on the board of the local Youth Center, the Draft Board, a 50 plus year member of the Weston Masonic Lodge #10 A.F & A.M, a member of the WV Pharmaceutical Association member and past president of the Weston Rotary Club, Chairman of the United Way and Chairman of the Lewis County Sesqui-Centennial Board. He organized the first polio clinics in the county and taught many children water safety and swimming as a member of the Red Cross and Lake Riley.
    He was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, having served as a Vestry member and Jr. Warden. He was currently on the Board of Trustees.
    Minter's request for cremation has been honored by the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Jane Lew.
    Friends and family gathered at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Weston, to celebrate Minter's life from 11a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 15. A memorial service followed at noon with Fr. John Valentine officiating. Interment followed in the Weston Masonic Cemetery. Weston Lodge #10 A.F & A.M. held Masonic Graveside Rites.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 122 E. 2nd Street, Weston, WV 26452 or the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility, 318 Mud Lick Road, So. Buckhannon WV 26201.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the family of Minter Ralston.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Denzil Jackson White
    Denzil Jackson "Jack" White, age 86, of the Westfield Community, died unexpectedly on Monday evening, Nov. 10, 2014, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.
    He was born in Weston on Aug. 3, 1928: a son of the late Denzil White and Pauline Brown White.
    On Oct. 15, 1951, he married the former Barbara Simmons who
    survives. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
    His love for life and sense of humor will be carried on by their two daughters, Deborah (Thomas) Cobb of Ariz., and Jenny (Jeremy) Garton of Westfield; grandchildren, Bryan (Sommer) Cobb, Seth (Morgan) Cobb, Jon (Allison) Cobb and Claire (Kevin) Watson; great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Sawyer Cobb, and Wyatt and Annabelle Cobb; and his beloved golden retriever, Deacon, who misses him dearly.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Jackson White.
    Jack graduated from Weston High School Class of 1945 and from West Virginia University Class of 1950.
    He was an honored veteran of the U.S. Air Force, who became a dedicated State Farm Insurance Agent for 42-years and he was proud of his service to his policyholders.
    He was a member of the Broad Run Baptist Church, Jackson Lodge #35 of Good Hope, Nemesis Shrine, Lewis County Shrine Club, Valley of Clarksburg Scottish Rite, Royal Order of Jesters Court #156, St. John's Commandery #4, Bigelow Chapter #8 of Weston and served on the Board of Directors of the Citizens Bank of Weston.
    Jack's greatest pride and joy was his two daughters, and all of his extended family, of whom he was so proud. He felt that he was the luckiest man on earth because his greatest treasure was his family and friends whom he dearly loved. Earlier in life he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing, and he had a special place in his heart for his golden retrievers, who were always by his side.
    Friends and family gathered to celebrate Jack's genuinely authentic life at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13. Funeral services were held from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Friday with Pastor Rick Garavaglia officiating. Interment followed in the Weston Masonic Cemetery. Full military honors were accorded by the U.S. Air Force and the Lewis County Honor Guard. Jackson Lodge #35 of Good Hope held Masonic Graveside Rites.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Nemesis Shrine Transportation Fund for Shriner Children's Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL. 33607.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Jack White.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.

 

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