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  • Elza Ray "John" Riffle, 68, of W 4th St. Weston passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.
    He was born in Weston on May 6, 1948 a son of the late Stanton Elza Riffle and Grace Neveta Henline Riffle.
    On July 25, 1970 he married Helen Persinger and they celebrated 22 years of marriage before her passing on August 25, 1992.
    His ornery, caring nature will be carried on by his four children: Rodney Riffle and fiancé, Shonna Alderman, Crystal Myers, Tracy Riffle, and Greg Riffle, all of Weston; eight grandchildren: Shelby Sartin and husband, Daniel, Jeremy Myers, Chelsea Myers, Rodney "Little Rod" Riffle, Shania Riffle, Douglas Knight, Bryson Knight; one step granddaughter, Jennifer Searls; two siblings: Charlie Riffle and wife, Cheryl, of Jane Lew, and Mike Riffle of Jane Lew; companion, Janet Wells of Friendly, WV; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Ray Riffle, who passed away on April 27, 2014; and one grandchild, Helen Henline.
    Ray spent 30 years as a glass worker, having been employed by Lewis County Glass, Colonial Glass and the WV Glass Specialty Company in Weston. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gambling and watching westerns.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ron Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the McHenry Cemetery in Linn.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Elza Ray Riffle. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com

  • Oran G. Sprouse, 80, of Camden Avenue Weston passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017, at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Hurst, WV on March 14, 1936: son of the late Sarah (West) Sprouse and Nathan Goff Sprouse. On March 14, 2009, he married Wilma (Clem) Sprouse, who preceded him in death on January 1, 2013.
    Mr. Sprouse is survived by two daughters: Linda (Ernest) James of Weston and Tresa (Sam) Dean of Weston, two sons: Rick (Pam) Clem of Weston and Roger L. "Tojoe" Clem and companion: Dee Dee Farnsworth of Weston, grandchildren: Chasity, Bubby, Donna, Amanda, Jeremy, Roger "Woody", Kari, Todd, Donald, Kista and Kyle, and great-grandchildren: Makeena, Megan, Madison Metz, Lucas andJackson Queen, Haven and Logan Clem, Kenzie and Haleigh Gump, Braylnn Clem, Carter, Cabe, and Cameron Clem, Brody, Shyanna, and Gavin James.
    He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Wilma, Oran was preceded in death by one daughter: Lisa Ferrell, two brothers: Robert and Ray Sprouse and four sisters: Virginia Burke, Faye Cutright, Cecelia Moneypenny and Mona Dennison.
    Mr. Sprouse was a mason and worked in construction. He was a jokester and fun loving. He
    enjoyed playing card games, but his greatest love was family and especially his grandchildren.
    Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, February 13, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services were held on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Mike Riffle officiating.
    Interment followed services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Oran may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Oran G. Sprouse.
  • Twanda Lou Ratliff, 64, of Main St., Burnsville, passed
    away 12:47 p.m., on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness.
    She was born in Sutton on June 25, 1952, a daughter of the late Raymond Cleveland Cogar and Ruth Edwards Cogar.
    On April 23, 1973, she married Granville Lane Ratliff and they celebrated 31 years of marriage before his passing on December 16, 2005.
    Her strong caring nature will be carried on by her three children: Susie Thayer of Orlando, Tonia Wymer and husband, David, of Orlando, and Leslie Jo Hickman and companion, JD, of Sand Fork; eight grandchildren who will dearly miss their Granny: Britany Thayer, Nycole Wymer, Nicholas Wymer, Scott Hickman and wife Krista, Desirae Hickman and companion, Robbie Ewing, Kassy Layne Hickman and companion, Austin Frashure, Kandus Sumpter, and Rebecca Sumpter; one great grandchild: Savana Myers; and special cousin whom she loved like a sister, Shirley Vankirk of Burnsville.
    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth "Jane" Parmer; two sons: Wilbert Lane Ratliff and Jeffrey Ratliff; and one grandchild, Brad Myers.
    Twanda was a personal care giver for over 20 years. She enjoyed playing rummy, visiting yard sales, watching the ID Channel, and spending time with her 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 10 am – 12 noon on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
    Funeral Services will follow at noon at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Interment will follow in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens in Heaters.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Twanda Lou Ratliff.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboyle
    funeralhome.com.
  • Francis O. Posey, 77, of Wolfpen Run Road, Weston, went home to be with the Lord at 2:12 p.m., on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in the comfort of his home with loving family by his side.
    He was born in Orlando on April 25, 1939, a son of the late James Oliver Posey and Lula Mabel Blake Posey.
    Francis is survived by his loving wife, Cammie Mae Duncan Posey, who loved him beyond words and will miss him beyond measure, after 56 years of marriage.
    He is also survived by six children: Sue Lowther and husband, Dan, of Mullens, Dorothy Riddle and husband, Richard, of Weston, Kay Pumphrey and husband, Charles, of Lincolnton, NC, Annie Posey and Kirstie of Nathalie, VA, Bob Posey and wife, Tammy of Weston, and Tom Posey and wife, Lisa, of Roanoke; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three siblings: Deborah Darlene Arce and husband Carlos, of Lincolnton, NC, Carolyn Jean Posey of Weston, and Bernard Posey and wife, Debbie, of Jane Lew; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four siblings: Mary Jean Radcliff, Martha Rowan, Beatrice Posey, and Edward Posey.
    Francis worked many years for Jack Linger, for the Weston State Hospital Dairy Farm and mowing right-of-ways for Junior Marks all over WV, KY, OH and PA. He later retired from the Weston City Street Department with several years of service.
    He was a member of the Haleville Union Mission Church where he loved singing and serving the Lord. He loved sports of all kinds. He played softball for many years and loved to golf, fish and hunt. His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the joy of his life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and he now rests in the hands of Christ His Lord.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday February 14, 2017, and will gather from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Riffle and Reverend William JB Gum officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WV Hospice 8 Hartman Plaza Buckhannon, WV 26201.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Francis Oliver Posey. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Christopher Brian Tamlyn, 58, of Little Bull Run Glenville passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Toledo, OH on April 29, 1958: son of the late Edward J. Tamlyn and Cornelia (Ferguson) Tamlyn.
    Mr. Tamlyn is survived by five children: Amanda (Jason)
    McCauley of Jarvisburg, NC, Amber (John) Wrobel of Manhattan, IL, Mayme (Justin) Layfield of Weston, Catherine Tamlyn of Sutton and Clinton Berthel of Glenville and eight grandchildren: Bethany, Jordan, Jason, Elanie, DJ, Bailee, Eli and Fiona. He is also survived by three siblings: Edward Tamlyn of Huntington, Louise Tamlyn of Toledo, OH and Mary Jones of Huntington and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Tamlyn was preceded in death by one brother: Thomas Tamlyn.
    Mr. Tamlyn was a lineman with a cable company and a general laborer. Christopher graduated from Buffalo High School and later received a degree in Horticulture. He ran a greenhouse and loved the outdoors. He liked music, loved playing the drums and enjoyed a party.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church of Weston with Father Pat Walsh as celebrant. Interment will follow mass in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston, WV. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Christopher may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Christopher Brian Tamlyn.
  • William "Bill" Arthur Marshall, 81, of Homewood Road, Weston, passed away at 1:50 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew.
    He was born in Flemington on February 10, 1936, a son of the late Chester Marshall and Irene Powell Marshall.
    On May 1, 1967, he married Eleanor Groves who loved him beyond words and will miss him beyond measure after 49 years of marriage.
    His strong devoted nature will be carried on by his daughter, Vicki Almase of Weston; three grandchildren: Armando Almase and wife, Hanah, of Weston, Aaron Almase of Weston, and Maria Borror and husband, Nick, of Morgantown; three great grandchildren: Kaida Almase, Aidan Almase, and Simon Borror; two siblings: Robert Marshall and wife, Marjorie, of Bridgeport, and Norma Swiger of FL; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: John and Junior Marshall.
    Bill and Eleanor owned and operated Groves Market in Weston for 43 years, where they had a loyal clientele and forged countless friendships. In his free time, Bill enjoyed fishing, golfing and taking Sunday drives with his family. Family was his greatest blessing and he especially treasured time spent with his grandchildren, who brought great joy to his life.
    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, February 16, 2017. Funeral Services will follow at 7 p.m. at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Tim Linger officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the United States Air Force and the Lewis County Honor Guard. Following cremation, burial will be held in the Weston Masonic Cemetery on Friday.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of William Marshall. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com
  • Larry Lynn Greenlief, 75, of Kitson Street Weston passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at his home following an extended illness. He was born on January 15, 1942: son of the late Ted Greenlief and Alma (Sprouse) Greenlief. On October 17, 1964, he married Mary E. (Brannon) Greenlief, who survives.
    Mr. Greenlief is also survived by two sons: Chad L. (Kim) Greenlief of Jackson Mill and Travis Greenlief of Weston and four grandchildren: Cory Greenlief, Trent Greenlief, Alexis Rumbach and Bryson Greenlief. He is also survived by five sisters: Mary Sue (Walter) Roe of St. Marys, ID, Patricia (Ken) Clutter of Canton, OH, Betty Wright of Glenville, Phyllis (Leon) Starkey of Glenville and Nancy (Tom) Minney of Cox's Mill, WV, and several loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by two sisters: Joyce Minney and Wanda Boggs and three brothers: William, Fred and Jack Greenlief.
    Mr. Greenlief was retired from staff management with Weston State Hospital. He was a graduate of Tanner High School and attended Glenville State College. Mr. Greenlief was a former member of the Weston Jaycees and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Weston, Weston Lion's Club and the Downtown Athletic Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing baseball and was a super basketball player. Larry was a longtime Lewis County sports fan and supporter.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue, Weston, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Kenny Fisher officiating. Interment will follow services in the Cedarville Cemetery. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Larry may be expressed at
    hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Larry Lynn Greenlief.
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