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  • Helen B. Strosnider Duncan
    Helen B. Strosnider Duncan, age 92, formerly of the Turnertown Community in Weston, passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Langdale Hospice House, Valdosta, Ga.
    She was born on Sept. 18, 1921, in Littleton: a daughter of the late James Edward Strosnider and Bertha Bell Church Strosnider.
    On March 5, 1939, she married W.T. "Ace" Duncan and they celebrated 56-years of marriage before his passing on May 13, 1995. Her early marriage was spent in W.Va., Ohio and Va., before moving to Md. in 1950. They moved to the Turnertown community of Weston in 1990.
    She is survived by one son, Stanley E. Duncan, Nashville, Ga.; two nieces who were like her daughters, Cerilda (Jack) Lemasters Waggoner, Baltimore, Md. and Helen Lemasters, Weston; 11 great-nieces and nephews, Cindy Sumpter, Phil Burnside, Bertha Benedum, Perry Waggoner, Jenny DellaRose, Sheila Johnson, Donna Glovier, Danny Waggoner, Sarah Hill, Cara Matheny and Tisha Strader; 21 great-great-nieces and nephews; 25 great-great-great-nieces and nephews; a sister in law, Betty Duncan, Jacobsburg, Ohio; and many special friends in Clarksburg, MD. and Weston; as well as her beloved card playing family who gathered once a week at her home in Turnertown.
    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve "Jenny" Strosnider Lemasters; a nephew, Gene Lemasters; and a niece, Ramona Lemasters Burnside.
    She was the Cafeteria Manager at Germantown Elementary School, Germantown, Md. She was an avid quilter and loved reading, sewing and needlework. She was an active member of the Clarksburg United Methodist Church, Clarksburg, Md,, and St. Matthews United Methodist Church, Weston. She was a member and past Noble Grand of Lightburn Rebecca Lodge #80, Jane Lew. She was a volunteer for the Stonewall Jackson Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of the Lewis County Senior Center in Weston.
    Helen's request for cremation has been honored and there will be a private burial in the Freemansburg United Methodist Cemetery in Weston. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Langdale Hospice House, 2263 Pineview Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Helen B. Strosnider Duncan. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Edna Pearl Lamb
    Edna Pearl Lowther Lamb, age 89, of Cox's Mills, departed this life Thursday night August 21, 2014 at the Genesis Health Care Center in Glenville, following an extended illness.
    Born March 15, 1925 in Gilmer County: daughter of the late Ola Amon and Gay Emily Rexroad Woofter.
    Edna was a homemaker and long-term member of the Glenville Church of Christ. She worked part-time for the Lewis County Senior Citizens and enjoyed quilting, gardening and babysitting her grandchildren. Edna loved to cook, spend time canning food and taking care of the farm animals.
    On Easter Sunday 1944, she was united in marriage to Argel Brent Lowther, who preceded her in death in May 1983.
    In 1989 Edna was united in marriage to James E. Lamb who preceded her in death in June of 1996.
    Surviving are three children, Harold (Trudy) Lowther of Cox's Mills; Eugene (Walene)Lowther of Princeton, Texas, and Joyce Moore of Belington, one brother, Elbert (Pauline) Woofter of Bridgeport; and one sister, Elsie Ireland of Weston. There are also 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren surviving.
    Along with her parents and both husbands, Edna was preceded in death by two sons, E. Duane Lowther and Larry L. Lowther; two brothers, Charles and Roy Woofter; and one sister, Eleanor Huddleston.
    Funeral Services were conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive in Glenville, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, with Evangelist Vernon Kerns officiating. Burial followed in the Troy IOOF Cemetery in Troy. Friends called from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday evening  at the Mortuary.
    Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Edna Lamb with arrangements and arrangements and online condolences may be expressed at www.ellysonmortuary.com.
  • Joan Eagle Moore
    Joan Eagle Moore, age 74, of Shinnston, passed away August 18, 2014, at United Hospital Center.
    She was born Nov. 13, 1939 in Weston: the daughter of Edward F. "Buck" Eagle and Mamie Johnson Eagle.
    Joan is survived by her husband, James D. Moore; her two sons, James Douglas Blake of Buckhannon and Matthew Roy Blake of Weston; her six grandchildren, Tyler Goldsmith, Matthew D. Blake, Seth Blake, Jamie Blake, Jennifer Blake Smith and Stephanie Losh; as well as five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Garret, Alexander, Bentley and the newest expected in January of 2015. She is also survived by her four siblings, Louise Pratt, Annetta Lee, Janie Hollis and Rick Eagle.
    For many years, Joan worked in multiple nursing homes and private care facilities as a C.N.A., where she was a devoted caregiver and hard worker all of her life. She was a Christian by faith, attending services with husband, Jim, at the Baptist church close to their home. Joan also enjoyed crocheting and knitting and it has been said that there was not a stitch out there that she did not know how to do.
    The family received friends for a memorial service at the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Weston, on Friday, Aug. 22, at 11:30 a.m. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
    In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations go to the hospice of your choice in memory of Joan.
    Condolences may be made to the family at www.davisweaverfuneralhome.com.
    Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is honored to serve the Moore family at this time.
  • Jerry A. Metz Williams
    Jerry A. Metz Williams, age 55, passed away peacefully at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at her parent's home in Jane Lew, surrounded by her loving family, following a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease.)
    She was born in Weston on May 2, 1959: the daughter of the late Hobert R. Metz and Norma Virginia Grogg Singleton of Jane Lew.
    She is survived by her step father, David Singleton of Jane Lew; one son, Jackie Dale Belknap, II of Burnsville; two daughters, Holly J. Hogsed and fiancé, Josh Simpson of St. Joseph, Mo. and Kacie L. Williams of Mt. Pulaski, Ill.; two grandchildren, Coledon R. Belknap of Burnsville and Shaylyn M. Belknap of Va.; four sisters, Jesse A. (Bud) Belknap of Burnsville, Janice M. (Gerald) Dean of Orlando, Jeannette (Andy) Potter of Alum Bridge, and Tina M. Singleton of Jane Lew; one brother, David L. Singleton, Jr. of Jane Lew; two aunts, Hope (Ty) Stalnaker of French Creek and Rose (Rod) Allman of Jane Lew; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Jerry graduated from Braxton County High School with the class of 1977. She was a Methodist by faith. Jerry was always full of life and loved being outdoors, riding motorcycles, going fishing and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.
    Jerry's request for cremation has been honored and Celebration of Life Service was held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Burnsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Roger McKee officiating.
    Expressions of sympathy may be sent to David and Norma Singleton, P.O. Box 373 Jane Lew, WV 26378 and Norma will forward your cards to the appropriate person.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Jerry A. Metz Williams.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.

 

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