- Winifred Mae "Tommie" Allman
Winifred Mae "Tommie" Allman, age 85, of 450 Center Avenue in Weston, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was born in Georgetown on April 24, 1929: daughter of the late Schley Samuel Stalnaker and Mary Almira (Linger) Stalnaker.
On Feb. 16, 1946, she married Harry Clifford Allman, who preceded her in death on July 7, 2008.
Allman is survived by three sons, William G. (Vicki) Allman of Iken, S.C., Harry R. (Linda) Allman of Horner and Darrell L. (Beth) Allman of Weston; six grandchildren, Shelley, Nikki, Sara, Jared, Jessica and Daniel; and five great-grandchildren, Miranda, Schyler, Damien, Spencer and Keiran.
She is also survived by one brother, Rex (Mary Ann) Stalnaker of Weston; one sister, Elsie Payton of Cross Lanes and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Harry, she was preceded in death by one brother, Elden Stalnaker; and one sister, Meschal Collins.
Allman was a homemaker. She was a member of the Elaim United Methodist Church of Elberton, Ga. and a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Georgia and the Granite City Shrinettes. She loved to listen to country music. Winifred and her husband, Harry, loved to travel and went to Algeria, Venezuela, Japan and many different places.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Friday, July 11. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 11a.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Dwayne Brown officiating. Interment followed the services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery of Weston.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Winifred may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital 950 W. Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605.
Online condolences and life stories may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Winifred Mae "Tommie" Allman.
- Timothy Brian Eckes
Timothy Brian Eckes, age 34, of Georgetown Road, Roanoke, passed away at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Jane Lew, as a result of an auto accident.
He was born in Weston on Aug. 23, 1979: a son of Barbara Joan Fisher Eckes Bailey of Roanoke and Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Gandy of Clendenin.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Roush Eckes of Clendenin; step-father, Leonard Edward "Eddie" Bailey of Georgetown Road; two sons, Timothy Brian "TJ" Eckes Jr. and Donald Bo Roush; five step-children, Jack "Andy" Persinger, Kayla Boatright and Brooke, Kara and Austin Persinger; two step-grandchildren, Wyatt Persinger and Kyrah Byler; two sisters, Sherry Joann (John Thomas) McCarty of Crawford and Jessica Denice (Edward Brent) Eckes Queen Queen of Philippi; foster-brother, Glen Allen Bunnell of Ohio; step-sister, Jennifer Bailey of Jane Lew; step-brother, Eddie Bailey; one niece, Gracie Nicole Queen; and two nephews, Zachery Thomas and Joshua Carol McCarty; three step-nieces, Hannah and Faith Murphy and Robin Bailey; one step-nephew, Riley Nicholson; one great-nephew, Ayden Thomas McCarty; maternal grandparents, Howard Wesley (Wanda Pearl) Fisher of Orlando; paternal grandfather, Glen Gandy of Clendenin; one uncle, Edward Wesley (Pam) Fisher; five aunts, Betty Sue (Danny) Bailey, Carolyn Marie Fisher, Diana Fay (Mark) Ables, Brenda (Gary) Vance and Pat (Jeff) Casto; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his step-father, John David Eckes, who raised him; and his paternal grandmother, Gladys Gandy.
Tim was employed as an equipment operator for Ace Pipeline in Elkview and was a member of the Union Local #18 in Cleveland Ohio. "4 Point" enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four-wheelers and spending time with his sons, family and friends.
Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew, from 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. Funeral Services will follow at 7 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Toby Dukich officiating.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Tim Eckes. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuenralhome.com.
- Newton Stanley Posey
Newton Stanley "Stan" Posey, age 81, of US Highway 19N in Jane Lew, passed away unexpectedly at 8:18 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.
He was born in Jane Lew on June 27, 1933: a son of the late Carl Newton Posey and Lila Retta Spaur Posey.
On Sept. 6, 1952, he married the former Margaret "Peg" Grimm and they celebrated 61-years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Stanley "Butch" (Joyce) Posey of Jane Lew; one daughter, Joyce (Gary) Peters of Prosperity, S.C.; one brother, David (Jane) Posey of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Shane Posey, Jessica Swann, Joshua Canfield and April Herndon; and eight great-grandchildren, who miss their Pappy very much.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Eugene Spaur, Rodney Lee Posey and Robert Francis Posey.
Stan was retired from the Consolidated Gas Company as a driller and equipment operator and he was a tinkerer who enjoyed working on his dozers and farm equipment. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Jane Lew and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge #10 A.F & A.M.
There will be a private family service at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, with Rev. Bill Coffindaffer officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to the family at 4666 US Hwy 19N, Jane Lew, WV 26378.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Stan Posey.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- Paul W. Sias
Paul W. Sias, age 68, of Valley Chapel community, Weston, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston, following an extended illness.
He was born in Lincoln County on March 25, 1946: son of the late Rhoda Ann (Willis) Sias.
On April 5, 1963, he married his wife of 51-years, Carolyn Bayne (Johns) Sias, who survives.
Mr. Sias is also survived by three daughters, Candy Donaldson of Weston, Susie (Gary) Brown of Manassas, Va., and Sandy Beam and Anthony Tomaro, II of Weston; three sons, Doug (Beckie) Sias, Scott (Wendy) Sias and Mike Sias, all of Weston; 18 grandchildren, Christopher Donaldson, Deadra Donaldson, Gary Sias, Terissa Shaffer, Taylor Sias, Ty Sias, Tandra Sias, Megan Lauter, Jared Lauter, Justin Lauter, Tanner Brown, Mason Brown, Mike Sias, Jr., Brittany Sias, Autumn Sias, Corrie Beam, Brooke Beam and Lexi Beam; and 10 great-grandchildren, Emma Donaldson, Emily Donaldson, Ryker Shaffer, Adalee Shaffer, Isaiah Butler, Chloe Butler, Mikenzy Sias, Jacob Sias, Logan Sias and Asher Cawthon.
He is also survived by two brothers, Herb Sias of Jane Lew and James Sias of Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by one brother, Grover Sias and one sister, Ann Marple.
Mr. Sias was a truck driver in the oil field with Sam Jack for 26-years. Paul loved hunting, coon dogs, deer hunting, fishing, was a car enthusiast and loved boating on his pontoon boat. He loved being with family and especially his grandchildren. Christmas was his favorite time of year.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, July 16, from 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Kenny Kendall officiating. Interment will follow services in the Mt. Morris Cemetery of Valley Chapel. Online condolences and life stories in memory of Paul may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Paul W. Sias.
- Elizabeth Ann Snyder
Elizabeth Ann Snyder, age 84, of Weston, formerly of Burnsville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior when He extended His loving arms Friday, July 11, 2014.
She was born July 28, 1929: daughter of James T. and Agnes V. Barrett of Buffalo, Braxton County.
At 14-years of age, she became one of the original "Rosie the Riveters" when she went to work in a factory producing munitions and war supplies in Cleveland, Ohio, during World War II. Later in life, she was employed at the Kinney Shoe Factory in Glenville and the West Virginia Glass Factory in Weston. She also served as an Avon lady in her community and as a Headstart aide at Burnsville Elementary School.
Fondly known as Squeak to her closest friends and family, she married Junior James Snyder on Dec. 22, 1951.
The Snyders lived in Gilmer Station, where she became well known for the delicious food she prepared for visitors and the stylish perms she gave the ladies in the small community.
The family moved to Braxton County, just four miles below Burnsville in 1962, where they resided until she suffered a debilitating stroke in 1997, which robbed her of her ability to cook and drive. Her son, George, and his wife, Wanda, of Weston served as her caretakers for her remaining years.
At the time of her death, Elizabeth was residing at the Country Living Personal Care Home in the care of Sherry Sellers.
She dearly loved her family and their pets. She was especially fond of Max, Gracie, Pumpkin and Goblin, her furry loved ones. An avid NASCAR fan, her favorite driver (her "man") was the late Dale Earnhardt, Sr. She also enjoyed the music of her favorite singer, Josh Turner.
When she lost her husband in 1971, Elizabeth poured herself into raising her large family single-handedly for the next 43-years. Just days before her passing, she still asked her children to call to let her know they had arrived home safely, no matter how nearby they lived.
She overcame countless physical struggles during her lifetime for the sake of her children.
She is survived by her sons, David (Rosalee) Barrett and George (Wanda) Snyder, both of Weston.
She is also survived by four daughters, Sharon (Gary) Johnson of Alliance, Ohio, Brenda (Burnard) Gibson of Sutton; Janet Snyder of Kingsport, Tenn., and Tammy (Jay) McNemar of Centreville, Va.
She was affectionately known as Gran or Nanny to her nine grandchildren, Michael Johnson, Darla Adkins, David Lee Barrett, Kevin Barrett, Lisa McKisic, Amy Rose, Misty Dawn O'Dell, Elizabeth Gibson and Logan Gibson; eight great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is survived by one sister, Shelba Jean (Robert) Allen of Burnsville, and a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Junior James Snyder; and her son, Duanne Snyder.
In addition, three sisters, Lovie Eagle, Gladys Alkire and Rosa Belle Bush; and one brother, Burton Ray Barrett, preceded her in death.
Family received friends Monday, July 14, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Drive, Flatwoods. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 15, at 11 a.m. at the Little Kanawha Independent Church below Burnsville, with Pastor Ronzel Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the K of P Cemetery in Burnsville.
A longtime member of the Little Kanawha Independent Church in Burnsville, she deeply appreciated Rev. Roberts and his wife, Leona, who visited her faithfully until her passing.
Memories and words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods will be caring for the Snyder family.
- Russell Dale Weese
Russell Dale Weese, age 56, 0f 401 John Street in Weston, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at United Hospital Center of Bridgeport, following a sudden illness.
He was born in Weston on May 27, 1958: son of the late James Lee Weese and Emma Edith (Harris) Weese.
Weese is survived by two daughters, Racheal Weese of Cleveland, Ohio and Crystal Bierley of E. Sparta, Ohio; one son, Brian Weese of unknown; seven grandchildren, Gauge Weese, Gavin Vosick, Jazmine Bierley, Jordan Bouska, Jacob Bierley, Jason Bouska and Rachel Knight and his partner, Kathy Allman.
He is also survived by two brothers, Donald Gary Weese of Bolivar, Ohio and Ronald Larry Weese of Weston; two sisters, Joyce Ann Law of Weston and Mary Elizabeth Riffle of Elkins; and several nieces and nephews.
Russell was preceded in death by one daughter: Holly Marie Knight.
He did body work on cars. His hobby was playing cards.
At the Russell family's request, he will be cremated. There will be no public visitation or services. There will be a private graveside service at the convenience of the family.
Online condolences and life stories in memory of Russell may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Russell Dale Weese.