- Geraldine Butcher
Geraldine Butcher, age 91, of Conway, S.C., passed away February 10, 2014 at the Kingston Nursing Center in Conway, S.C.
She was born June 4, 1922 in Butchersville: daughter of the late Frank C. and Ada Markley Butcher.
She is survived by three daughters, Jerrilyn Kelly of Conway, S.C., Joan Ritchie of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Beth Jennings of Gainesville, Ga.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Zeller on Nov. 4, 2008; and son-in-law, Randy Kelly; two sisters, Stashia Radcliff and Beulah Weaver; and two brothers, Lehman and Shirley Butcher.
Geraldine was a graduate of Weston High School Class of 1939 and a member of the Gee Lick Methodist Church.
A Graveside Service was held Feb. 16, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Pickens, S.C., with the Rev. Lewis Edwards conducting the service.
- Joanna Henthorne Carson
Joanna Henthorne Carson, age 80, of Edgewood Drive in Weston, passed away at 7:25 a.m., on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was born June 6, 1933 in Gilmer County: a daughter of the late Oscar E. Barnette and Corinda Kathryn McHenry Barnette. She was twice married. On Jan. 24, 1958 she married Kenneth Ray Henthorne, who passed away May 31, 2004, then on Aug. 10, 2011 she married Charles Carson, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Kenneth Mark (Bridgette) Henthorne of Amanda, Ohio, Timothy Ray (Martina) Henthorne of Logan, Ohio and David Alan (Michelle) Henthorne of French Creek; five grandchildren, Kenny, Kory, Kaitlin, Dylan and little David; one brother, Jimmy (Patricia) Barnette of Weston; three sisters, Jean (Donald) Barath of New Franklin, Ohio, Betty (Richard) Moss of Fredericksburg Va., and Vonda Kuhl of Fairmont.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Barnette.
Joanna was employed as a sales associate for Big Lots for over 10-years. She collected hats and had a passion for writing. She wrote Pat's Chat, a column in The Weston Democrat for many years, as well as a community publication entitled, Tattle Tales and Other Things. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Weston, where she taught Sunday School, led a prayer group, served as a Deacon of the church, and read her bible daily. She organized themed class reunion parties for her class of 1952 from Burnsville High School, as well as family reunions. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, canning, and spending time with her family.
Friends and family gathered at the First Baptist Church in Weston from 1-3 p.m., on Saturday March 1.
Funeral Services followed at 3 p.m., with Rev. Kenneth Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the K of P Cemetery in Burnsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Weston at 132 East Second St. Weston WV 26452.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Serviceat 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Joanna Carson.
Online condolences may be made at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- James J. Hitt
James J. Hitt, age 89, of Jesse Run Road in Jane Lew, formerly of Hinzman Street in Weston, passed away at 2:45 p.m., on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in the Meadowview Manor Nursing Home in Bridgeport, following a courageous journey with Parkinson's Disease.
He was born on Aug. 8, 1924 at Smoke Camp: a son of the late William Edgar Hitt and Melinda Taylor Hitt.
On Sept. 1, 1951 he married the former Maryella Durigg, who survives from Bucyrus, Ohio.
Also surviving are three children, Robert J. Hitt of Mt. Nebo, Nancy N. (Thomas M.) Salvetti, and Jonathon N. Hitt, all of Jane Lew; four grandchildren, Wendy Hitt, Kristin Hitt, Steven Salvetti and David Salvetti; one great-granddaughter, Rachel Salvetti; one sister, Mary E. Hitt of Crestview Manor Nursing Home; one nephew, David (Mary Jo) Hitt; and one niece, Gina Hitt.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John J. Taylor and Mary Olive Riley Taylor and James Stewart Hitt and Elizabeth Davisson Hitt; and two brothers, Cleveland Neil Hitt and Forrest Faith Hitt.
Jim attended Smoke Camp School and Weston High School, graduating in 1942. He went to Detroit, Mich., to work at an auto plant, then joined the U.S. Navy in April 1943. He was trained as a radar technician, served at Cape Cod, Mass., until the end of WWII. Jim attended four-years at the WVU School of Engineering and two-years at MIT in Cambridge, Mass., with a masters in electrical engineering in 1951. He worked at Leeds and Northrup Co., in North Wales, Pa., as an electrical engineer until his retirement in 1987.
Jim enjoyed numerous retirement activities. He and his son, Jon, worked at a Food Cupboard in Ambler, Pa., for 10-years. They were active in the Ambler Church of the Brethren. He planted large gardens and enjoyed many visits from his grandchildren. They moved to Weston in 2001 and attended the St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Jim worked on the Straley Farm with his son, Jon, and visited his sister, Mary, almost every day. He enjoyed being outdoors and doing agricultural work as long as he was able. In 2009, they moved to a residence next to his daughter, Nancy, in Jane Lew.
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, March 1. Jim's request for cremation was honored and his family will have a private burial at the Freemansburg Baptist Church Cemetery at a later date.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of James J. Hitt.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- Daniel Keith Montgomery
Daniel Keith Montgomery, age 68, of Pricetown Community in Weston, passed away at 8:30 p.m., on Monday March 3, 2014 in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew, following an extended illness.
He was born in Lewis County on June 30, 1945: a son of the late Michael Robert Montgomery and Sarah Jean Fletcher Montgomery.
On Dec. 7, 1970 he married the former Rosemary Jane Hefner who survives in Weston.
He is also survived by four siblings, Donna Jean (Dave) Jarvis of Asheville, N.C., Brenda Joyce (Don) Blake of Roanoke, Jeffery Lynn (Dawna) Montgomery of Lost creek and Chandra Montgomery (Cliff) Vankirk of Weston; two grandchildren, Dakota Paul Montgomery and Jeffery Michael Montgomery; one great-grandchild, Nevaeh Nicole Montgomery; two step-children, Debra Jo (Steve) Workman and Charlotte (Dan) McVey, all of Charleston; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Frank Hall, Jimmy Luzader and Dale Joe Frashure, who were a great source of support and encouragement.
He was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Keith Montgomery, who passed on Sept. 7, 2003 and two sisters, Jacquelyn Hunter and Beverly Montgomery.
Daniel was a natural storyteller who worked in the construction industry all of his life and was a self-employed painter and carpenter. He was a free spirit who loved traveling, coin collecting, CBing, reading old car magazines and watching Duck Dynasty. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jane Lew.
Daniel's request for cremation has been honored and a Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date.
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 Daniel Montgomery.
Online condolences may be made at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- Marcia Karon Radcliff
Marcia Karon "Tootie" Marsh Radcliff, age 68, of Buckhannon Run Road in Buckhannon, passed away at 2:35 p.m., on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in the Country Living Personal Care Home in Jane Lew, following a courageous journey with vascular dementia.
She was born in Weston on Feb. 17, 1946: a daughter of the late Brooks Kent Marsh and Lillian Ruth King Marsh.
On Feb. 6, 1964 she married Arthur Joe Radcliff and they celebrated 47-years of marriage before his passing on July 4, 2011.
She is survived by three children, Brent Edwin (Bobbi) Radcliff of Weston, Bryan Joe Radcliff of Weston, and Kara Lea (Terry) Allman of Jane Lew; four grandchildren, Brent Edwin Radcliff II, Brittany Jo Radcliff, Teran David Allman and Tyler Carpenter; two great-grandchildren, Brenlea Paige Radcliff and Colton Gage Knotts; one brother, Bailey Kent Marsh of Bridgeport; and her personal caregiver, Sherry Sellers.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Sandra Lea Marsh Carpenter, who passed in Aug. 6, 2006; and one granddaughter, Jordan Brooke Radcliff, who passed on Jan. 15, 2012.
Marcia was employed by the Louie Glass Factory/Princess House for many years. She was a lifetime member of the Hackers Creek Coon Club, a founding member of the Women of the Moose 1506 and a member of the Aluminum Brick and Glass Workers Union. She passionately collected porcelain dolls and glassware. She was a Nascar enthusiast who followed Dale Earnhardt's career and was deeply saddened by his tragic death. She treasured time spent with family, especially preparing holiday meals and watching her grandchildren's athletic events. She enjoyed music, dancing, camping, coon hunting and vacationing at the beach.
Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 2 - 8 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 28.
Funeral services were held from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 1, with Pastor Steve Felder officiating.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Marcia Radcliff.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- Stephen Michael Saluk
Stephen Michael Saluk, age 66, of Parkersburg, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 at his residence, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.
Steve was born Aug. 2, 1947 in Norfolk, Va. His birth parents are Wilda Werne of Phoenix, Ariz., and Benjamin Saluk of Cherry Hill, N.J. He was raised from an infant by his grandparents, the late O.D. and Maude Davis McCauley in Burnsville and attended school there.
Steve retired from GE Plastics in November 2005 with 35-years of service. He was a member of Word of God Ministries Church, Blennerhassett Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Pioneer Antique Auto Club. He was an avid trout fisherman and enjoyed fishing and exploring the trout streams in W.Va., with his good friend, Gary Allen.
He is survived by his wife of 41-years, Marcia McIntyre Saluk; three daughters, Andrea Leigh (Chris) Ruppenthal of Hurricane, Erica Lynn (Jeff) Starcher of Parkersburg and Amanda Jo Saluk of Parkersburg; three grandchildren that he adored, Emileigh Jill Ruppenthal, Emma Grace and Bradyn Michael Starcher; step-sister, Patricia Saluk; step-brother, Jay Werne; and a host of friends and family.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Pastor Lynn Roush officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 - 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Steve's honor to Team-Kids for a Cure, c/o Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 960 Penn Avenue, Suite 1000, Pittsburgh, PA, Amedisys Hospice Care, 417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 206, Parkersburg, WV 26105 or Word of God Ministries Church, PO Box 3471, Parkersburg, WV 26101.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.
- Shirl Singleton
Shirl Singleton also known as Shirley Ann King, age 71, of Weston, departed this life at 8:15 a.m., on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Heartland of Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
Born May 14, 1942 in Braxton County: daughter of the late Russell and Violet Howes Cottrill.
Shirl spent most of her working life as a home-care provider, she enjoyed photography, painting, country music, singing, crocheting, embroidering and spending time with family when possible.
Surviving are three children, Harvey King of Glenville, Virginia Sonbergers of Port Orange, Fla., and Judy Peggs of Glenville; four grandchildren, Jeanetta Garcia of Norfolk, Va., Brian Peggs of Leon, and April and May Sonberger of McKee's Rocks, Pa.: and eight great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by one sister, Brenda "Sue" Cottrill; two brothers, William "Bill" Cottrill and Eugene "Buster" Cottrill; two step-brothers, Wayne Cottrill and Calvin Cottrill; and her significant other, Robert Moore of Weston.
Along with her parents, Shirl was preceded in death by two infant sons, Carl and Bill King; and one sister, Juanita "Kate" Jenkins.
At Shirl's request her remains will be cremated and a memorial service will be set at a later date.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc., is assisting the family of Shirl Singleton with arrangements.
- Pamela Sue Snyder
Pamela Sue Snyder, age 46, of 1299 Canoe Run Road in Roanoke, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at her residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Weston on Oct. 13, 1967: daughter of John Wilson and Sue (Suttle) Wilson of Jane Lew.
On Aug. 7, 1990, she married Matthew Snyder, who survives.
Pamela is survived by two daughters, Amber James and Daniell Snyder, both of Weston; and two grandchildren, Isabella and Madeline James.
She is also survived by one sister, Jamie Boram of Raleigh, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.
Pamela was an elementary teacher at the Roanoke Elementary School where she taught third Grade. She was a graduate of Lewis County High School Class of 1986 and a graduate of Glenville State College and West Virginia University of Morgantown with a degree in deduction. Pamela had a love for fishing, hiking, camping and the outdoors in general. She will be missed by family, friends, her students and fellow teachers at Roanoke School.
At Pamela's request she will be cremated and there will be no formal service. Fellowship time will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 2 - 6 p.m., from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, for family, friends, students and fellow teachers.
On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Pam may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Roanoke Elementary School Playground Fund and for donation information contact Pamela's family or Roanoke School for more information.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Pamela Sue Snyder.