- Ada Madeline Adams
Ada Madeline Adams, age 93, 207 Willow Street in Weston, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at her residence, following a brief illness.
She was born in Gilmer County on Oct. 15, 1920: daughter of the late Charles S. Adams and Ada (Brannon) Adams.
Mrs. Adams is survived by several nieces and nephews including, Sue Hinter. In addition to her parents and husband, Earl Knopp, Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Woodrow Adams; and four sisters, Bertha L. Byrd, Carrie Adams Powell, Ida Belle Ware and Mary Burton.
Mrs. Adams was the head accountant for B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio. She worked for the company for 42-years. She was a graduate of Gilmer County High School.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 12 noon until 1 p.m.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m., from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Interment will follow services in the Troy IOOF Cemetery of Troy.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Ada Madeline Adams.
- Robert J. Conley
Robert J. Conley, age 84, of the Jordanville Community in Weston passed away at 8:27 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving caregivers, George and Rebecca Bonnell. He was born in Jordanville on July 5, 1929: the son of the late Ernest Gregory Conley and Opal Greenlief Conley.
Bob was a graduate of Glenville State College and did graduate study in political science and criminology at West Virginia University and American University in Washington, D.C. He was also a participant in the Robert A. Taft Government Study Foundation. Mr. Conley taught English and history at the old Weston Junior High School.
He was chairman of the Republican caucus in the House of Delegates, was mentioned frequently as a potential gubernatorial candidate in 1992. He always won by an overwhelming majority and usually received the highest percentage of votes of any candidate in the state. While in the House of Delegates, Conley was considered an ardent leader of the conservatives. He never voted for a tax increase during his 12-years in the Legislature. He would often say, "I never saw a tax increase that I liked."
During his legislative tenure, he was an influential member of the powerful House Finance Committee. He also served on the following committees: education, roads and transportation, banking and insurance, health and human services, the Joint House-Senate Committee on Higher Education, and the Joint House-Senate Committee on Finance. He was a member of the House Finance Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Finance Subcommittee on Economic Development.
Bob also served six terms on the Lewis County Commission. He was responsible for getting the land and development of the little league ball field at Butchersville, land and development for the Lewis County Senior Center and infrastructure and improved water projects in Lewis County, as well as keeping taxes down in the county.
He was a member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church, former member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Loyal Order of Moose, the Lewis County Farm Bureau, the Lewis County Association of Retired School Employees, and the National Rifle Association. He was also the founder of the Lewis County Taxpayers Association. He was a fourth generation great-grandson of John Hacker, the first pioneer settler in Lewis County and is a member of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants.
Bob is survived by his twin sisters, Jean C. Jasper of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jane C. Kallenborn of Woodstock, Va.; four nieces, Lisa T. Myers, Debra L. Stephenson, Sarah Bell Dodson and Kay Bunsow; four nephews, Gregory A. Myers, Joseph M. Turner, Christopher Stephenson, and Joseph Copley; great-nephew, Mason T. Myers; and his cherished lifelong friend, Ronnie Bonnell.
Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew 6-8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 29.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 30, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Butcherville Cemetery in Weston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Delegate Conley to the Lewis County Emergency Squad at 155 2nd St. Weston WV 26452, or the Weston Fire Department at 321 Center Avenue, Weston, WV, 26452.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home is honored and privileged to serve the family of Robert Conley.
Online condolences may be made at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- Wayne Lee Donaldson
Wayne Lee Donaldson, age 48, of Mid Avenue in Weston, passed away at 10:26 p.m., on Monday, November 25, 2013 in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following a courageous journey to recover from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born in Lewis County on Jan. 1, 1965: a son of the late Frank Edward Donaldson and Lona Elta Parmer Donaldson Henry, who lives in Weston.
On April 27, 1995 he married the love of his life, the former Candace Lee Wilson and they enjoyed 17 years-of-marriage.
Wayne's spirit for adventure and love for life will be carried in his two children, Christopher (Kristin) Donaldson and Deadra Elta Donaldson, all of Weston; two grandchildren, Emma and Emily Donaldson; five siblings, Joetta (George) Anderson of Jane Lew, Barbara (Roy) Dadisman of Philippi, Rebecca (John) Bales, Frank Edward (Renee) Donaldson Jr., Kathy (Darryl) Birkhammer, all of Weston; cherished friend, Richard Elliott of Weston; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs, Marley and Kiarra, who miss him very much.
He was employed as a truck driver for Elite Oil and Gas Services. "Big Dog" was a Charter Member of 1376 Rider's Group and a member of Hogs and Heroes WV Chapter 1, and the Weston Loyal Order of Moose. He felt most alive when he was saddled on his 2010 Harley Davidson Street Glide, traveling the open road and riding like the wind. He and Candy often rode in poker runs for charitable organizations and fundraising events. He also enjoyed deer hunting, watching action adventure movies, and spending time with his grandchildren. Whatever he did, he did with all his heart.
Wayne's request for cremation has been honored and friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1-3 p.m.
A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 3 p.m., from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wease Day officiating.
Wayne invites his biker family to join him for his "Last Ride," which will be held in the spring. It will be an extraordinary ride to honor friendships forged through the years and share memories of their many adventures with "Big Dog." The details 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 Wayne Donaldson. Online condolences may be made at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- Oakley Monroe Kirkpatrick
Heaven has been graced with the arrival of its newest angel, Oakley Monroe Kirkpatrick who was just one and a half months old when she got her wings after being called home to God in the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pa., at 2:20 p.m., on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
She blessed this earth and the lives of her parents, Charles Aaron Kirkpatrick and Megan Grace Dempsey Kirkpatrick, at 6:19 a.m., on Oct. 12. With just one look into her twinkling little eyes, they fell in love and formed an everlasting bond with this precious little soul. Although her life was short, it was certainly sweet, as she touched the hearts and lives of not only family and friends, but strangers far and wide who felt her promise of hope and peace this holiday season.
Her sweet, innocent spirit will be carried on in her family, which includes two sisters, Kami Grace Dempsey and Journey Lenay Dempsey; paternal grandparents, Susan Kirkpatrick of Glenville and Joey Kirkpatrick of Lost Creek; maternal grandparents, MaryAnn and Barry Dempsey of Weston and Gigi and Poppy of Mingo County; paternal great-grandmother, Genny Kirkpatrick of Glenville; maternal great-grandmother, Francis Janette Dempsey of Weston; five aunts and uncles, Tommy and Amber Kirkpatrick of Pt. Pleasant, Carrie and John Ozales of Charleston, Monica Dempsey of Butler, Pa., Melissa Miller and Marla Dempsey, both of Weston; several cousins; and her favorite little doll, pet zebra and monkey.
Friends and family gathered to celebrate Oakley's life at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 4-8 p.m.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 1, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Ford officiating.
Interment followed in the Rock Grove Cemetery in Linn.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home is honored and privileged to serve the family of Oakley Kirkpatrick.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com. Rest in peace little angel.
- James Floyd Rogers
James Floyd Rogers, age 82, of West Milford, passed away November 30, 2013 at 505 a.m.
He was born at McWhorter on June 20, 1931: son of the late Jesse Albert and Audrey Minnicn Rogers.
He was married to Alice Lee Morris Rogers, who preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 2012. Surviving are two sons, James Wayne (Susie) Rogers of Tulsa, Okla., and Leon Mark (Tamra) Rogers of West Milford; one daughter, Melissa Sue (Terry) Rogers of West Milford; one brother, George Rogers of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, James Wayne Rogers Jr., Leon M. Rogers Jr., Meta E. Kirksey, Trista B. Rollins and Tabitha L. West; great-grandchildren, Cory James Rogers, Allea Marie Rogers, Darren Gene Rogers, Ivy Lynn Rogers, Ela Wren Kirksey, Zoe Sloan Kirksey and Teagan Rogers.
Five brothers, Charles, Earl, Ray, Harry and Mark and four sisters, Audrey, Annabell, Madeline and Lora and one granddaughter, Tara S. West and one great-grandson, Kellen Floyd Rogers, are deceased.
Mr. Rogers worked for Palace Furniture for 33-years, Dick Harper Trucking and Mountaineer Foods. He was also a member of the Broad Run Baptist Church and a graduate of Lost Creek High School.
Friends were received at the Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew on Monday, Dec. 2, from 12 noon until 8 p.m.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m., at the Morris Funeral Home with Rev. William L. Coffindaffer officiating.
Burial was held at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Morris Funeral Home of Jane Lew is in charge of the service for James Floyd Rogers
- Stella Mae Stafford
Stella Mae Stafford, age 88, of Weston passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Crestview Nursing Home of Jane Lew, following an extended illness.
She was born in Pineville on May 27, 1925: daughter of the late Dewey Bailey and Dorothy Bailey.
She was married to Elmer Stafford, who preceded her in death in September of 1999.
Mrs. Stafford is survived by her children, Doris and Don Taylor of Montgomery Village, Md., Linda and James Hess of Summersville, Brenda Stafford of Weston, Judy and Bob Piercy of Weston and Bruce and Dawn Stafford of Weston; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by one sister, Sue Hall of Brenton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and Elmer, Mrs. Stafford was preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis Summerelle; two sons, Harold and Charles Stafford; one brother, Donald Gene Bailey; and four sisters, Louise Lester, Edna Carver, Alice Morgan and June Wolfgang.
Mrs. Stafford was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m., until 1:30 p.m.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 1:30 p.m., from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Bob Hoover officiating. Interment followed services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.
Online condolences and life stories may be expressed in memory of Stella at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Stella Mae Stafford.