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  • George Edward Ables
    George Edward Ables, age 59, of Jessie Run Road in Jane Lew, passed away at 11:45 p.m., on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the home of his companion, Valery Johnson, on Virginia Street in Jane Lew, following a courageous journey with kidney cancer.
    He was born in Lewis County on Oct. 3, 1954: a son of the late Walt Donaldson and Mary Ables Curtis.
    He is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Bleigh and companion, Kenny Thompson, of Jane Lew; five brothers, Donnie Ables and companion, Cathy Tenney, of Buckhannon, Robert Ables of Buckhannon, Larry (Pat) Donaldson of Goosepen, Ed (Hazel) Donaldson of Cox Mills, and James (Emma) Donaldson of Copley; three sisters, Betty (Eddie) Thomas of Copley, Cathy Claypoole and companion, Brian Goodwin, of Buckhannon, and Catherine (Scott) Sandmare of Parkersburg; two grandchildren, Madison and Breanna Bleigh and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Frank Curtis; and two sisters, Mary Jane Ables and Connie Perkins.
    George had been employed by Masterpiece Crystal, B&G Salvage, then Stonewall Resort, where he worked in food service. Due to his sudden illness, he retired from the resort where he had 10-years of service and had made many friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and attending flea markets and auctions. He was also a member of the Georgetown Community Church.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 4 - 8 p.m., on Friday, April 18.
    Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 19, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jay Burkhart. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of George Ables.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Teddy Eugene Cogar
    Teddy Eugene Cogar, age 79, of Ireland passed away at 6 a.m., on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at his residence.
    He was born in Braxton County on April 8, 1934: a son of the late Tubal Ulysses Cogar and Chrisanne Frederick Cogar.
    Shirley B. Williams Cogar, 73, of Ireland passed away on Monday Sept. 19, 2011 in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, following a heart attack. She was born on July 7, 1938 in Mill Roy, a daughter of the late Oley and Retha Sprouse Williams.
    They met and fell in love. On June 30, 1958 Shirley and Teddy were united in marriage and they celebrated 53-years together before her passing.
    Teddy and Shirley's requests for cremation were honored. Their families now invite you to join them for a Celebration of Life Service to honor the lives and reunion of Teddy and Shirley Cogar as they are interred together at Falls Mill Cemetery on Curry Ridge Road, off US Hwy 19, at 2 p.m., on Saturday, April 19. Tubal Cogar, Jr., and his son, Tubal William (Bill) will officiate.
    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 Teddy Cogar.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Stella Marie Hawkins
    Stella Marie Hawkins, age 88, of Circle Heights Road in Weston, passed away at 8:45 a.m., on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at her residence, following an extended illness.
    She was born in Lewis County on Aug. 14, 1925: a daughter of the late William Albert Fisher and Nettie Wilson Fisher.
    On Oct. 3, 1942 she married George Dewey Hawkins and they celebrated 57-years of marriage before his passing on Jan. 23, 2000.
    She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Sue (Charles) Rogers of Weston, Dianna Lynn Pfaff and companion, John Biddle, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandsons, Jeff (Diana) Rogers of Lost Creek, Mike (Angel) Pfaff of Parkersburg and Marc (Terri) Pfaff of Hendersonville, Tenn.; two great grandsons, Christopher Rogers and Brayden Pfaff; five great-granddaughters, Calli Rogers, Sydney, Ashley, Brittany Pfaff, and Madison Lamb; two great great-grandsons, Nicholas and Caleb Smith; and one great-great-granddaughter, Emmy.
    She was the last surviving a member of her immediate family being preceded in death by four sisters, Zelma Idella Fisher, Zenna Olivia Fisher, Irene Anise Fisher, Marjorie Etta Fisher; and three brothers, Lawrence Stasel Fisher, Clyde Newton Fisher and Argyle Bond Fisher.
    Stella was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, and playing bingo. She was a member of the former Brownsville United Methodist Church, a member and EMT for the Doddridge County Emergency Squad, former member of the Doddridge County CB Club, member of the Lewis County Democratic Committee, and a member of the Stonecoal Lake Fishing Club.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, on Saturday, April 12, from 4-7 p.m.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., on Sunday, April 13, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Brown officiating. Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Stella Hawkins.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Zola Gray Hilliard
    Zola Gray Hilliard, age 71, of Crawford, the Rock Cave Community, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 with family by her side.
    Zola was born Jan. 21, 1943 in Heaters, Braxton County.
    She was preceded in death by her parents Zurh Gilford and Oma Lucinda Nolan; and one daughter, Beverly Ann.
    Zola is survived by her two children, Michael L. (Michelle) Hilliard of French Creek, and Victoria C. Hilliard of Buckhannon; four grandchildren, Alicia M. Hilliard, Stephanie D. Hilliard, Kayla E. Hilliard and Michael L. Hilliard Jr.; along with five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Dekoda, Kendall, Richard Crowell Jr., and Christine Riffle; two sisters, Bonnie B. (Zeb) Johnson of Hardwood, Md., Louise N. (James) Dowell of Buckhannon; two brothers, James (Dolly) Nolan of Crawford and Joe (Florence) Nolan of Falling Waters.
    Zola retired from the food service industry, but her passion was helping others. She enjoyed and spent many years at the Upshur County Senior Center, where she developed the love of art.
    The family received friends from 12-2 p.m., on Saturday, April 12, at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon.
    Funeral services began at 2 p.m., with the Rev. David Cunningham officiating. Burial followed in the Flatwoods Cemetery, Flatwoods.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com.
    The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon, is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Ethel Ruth Paugh
    Ethel Ruth Paugh, age 88, of Kincheloe, passed away to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 5:45 p.m., in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home, following an extended illness.
    She was born July 18, 1925 in Nutter Fort: a daughter of the late Loyle and Ethel Waybright Benedum.
    She was married to the love of her life, Robert J. "Bob" Paugh, on Sept. 14, 1946, who survives.
    Also surviving are four children, Barbara Sue Leatherman and fiancé Bob Moore of Clarksburg, Robert Lynn (Tina) Paugh of Clarksburg, Edward Ray (Theresa) Paugh of Jane Lew and Linda Lou (Denver) Kelley of Lost River; seven grandchildren, Susanne Leatherman (Andy) Walker of Clarksburg, Nicole Paugh (Jason) Parrish of Bridgeport, Janell Paugh of Chesapeake, Va., Jason (Ronda) Paugh of Fairmont, John (Jennifer) Paugh of Jane Lew, Gabrielle Kelley (Scott) Payne of Mathias, and Nathanael (Nicole) Kelley of Timberville, Va.; 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    She was the last surviving member of her immediate family being preceded in death by three sisters and seven brothers.
    Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading her Bible daily, crocheted afghans, completing word puzzles and using her sewing machine. Ruth was a lifetime member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Kincheloe and was past Noble Grand of Rebekah Lodge 80. Ruth and Bob were devoted to taking care of each other and lived in the Kincheloe Community until 2011 when due to declining health they chose to make their home at Crestview Manor.
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, on Tuesday, April 15, from 4 - 8 p.m.
    Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, April 16, from the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Kincheloe with Pastor Scott Payne and Rev. Nathanael Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery.
    The body will lie in state from 11 a.m., to 12 noon Wednesday, April 16, at the church.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ethel Ruth Paugh.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Rev. Hayward R. Perkey
    Rev. Hayward R. Perkey, age 91, of St. Marys, passed away peacefully into his Savior's arms on April 9, 2014.
    He was born April 28, 1922 in Weston: a son of the late John Benton Perkey and Evelyn B. Reaser Perkey. 
    Hayward graduated from the Lexington Theological Seminary and he devoted 55-years of ministry serving various churches in W.Va. He was retired from the Episcopal Dioceses of W.Va.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia E. Rexroad Perkey; brothers, John B. Perkey and French Perkey; and one great-grandchild.
    He is survived by a son, John (Sherry) Perkey of Middlebourne; daughter, Evelyn (Jerry) Davis of St. Marys; brother, Zane (MaryJo) Perkey of Weston; grandchildren, April (Tom) Zakrewski, Jondrea (Brandon) Nicholson, Lyncee (Craig) Pritchett, J. Bryn Perkey, Zach (fiancée Amber Wiley) Perkey, Gina (Arnold) Houser and Jared (Jordan) Davis; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    At the family's request, there will be a memorial service at a later date at Grace Episcopal Church in St. Marys.
    Memorial contributions are requested in his memory to any of the following Episcopal Churches: St. Ann's Episcopal Church, New Martinsville, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Williamstown, Grace Episcopal Church, St. Marys, or St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sistersville.
    Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, is assisting the family.
  • Heidi Louise Tenney
    Heidi Louise Tenney, age 72, of Weston, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in United Hospital Center of Bridgeport, following an extended illness.
    She was born in Gould, on May 8, 19 41: daughter of the late Corbett Dane Tenney and Lois Marie (Simons) Tenney.
    Miss Tenney is also survived by two brothers, Richard Wayne Tenney of Weston and Gary Tenney of Prince Frederick, Md.; one sister, Judy (Tenney) Altizer of Mechanicsville, Md.; two half-sisters and one step-sister.
    In addition to her parents, Heidi was preceded in death by one brother, James Tenney.
    Miss Tenney was a government employee with the Internal Revenue Service of Washington, D.C., with 29-years of service. She was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School. Heidi was a Jehovah Witness. Her hobbies were reading, listening to music and spending time with her family.
    At Heidi's request, her body will be cremated. She will have no visitation and there will be a memorial service at a later date.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Heidi may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Heidi Louise Tenney.
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