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  • Gary Glenn Flesher
    Gary Glenn Flesher, age 70, formerly of Weston, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in the Complex Care Hospital at Ridgelake in Sarasota, Fla., following an extended illness.
    He was born in Weston on July 27, 1946: a son of the late Herbert Henry Flesher and Biddi Bernadine Taylor.
    After graduating from Weston High School in 1964, he became an honored veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the late 60s. Later, he returned to Lewis County and served as a magistrate. In 1986 his family moved to Irvine, Cali., where he was employed as a CFO. In the 90s, Gary moved his family to Virginia where he also worked as a CFO for an engineering company in Northern Virginia. He continued to be an active part of the magic community including serving as president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians Washington D.C. chapter and performing Washington DC’s longest running magic show at the Westin Hotel.
    When he retired to Venice, Fla., he opened a magic theater and continued to perform, which had been his passion since childhood.  As a member of the Society of American Magicians, He enjoyed competing in annual conferences and performing magic shows in DC, Cali., and Fla. He won “Best Manipulation Act” twice at the Society of American Magicians’ conference and “Best Act of Competition.”
    Flesher is survived by his wife of 38 years, Judi Straley Probst Flesher, of Weston; one son, Robert Flesher of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Jeanne Lynch of Venice, Fla. (formerly of Weston) and Marti Flesher Hayes of Severn, Md. and several nieces and nephews.
    His request for cremation has been honored. Friends and family will gather to honor the life of this accomplished businessman and spellbinding performer at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 6 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Garavaglia officiating.
    Full military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Navy and the Lewis County Honor Guard.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Gary Flesher. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Eugene P. Shreve
    Eugene P. Shreve, a resident of Serenity Care Home at 269 Little Sand Run Road, Buckhannon, died on Sept. 24, 2016.
    He was born on April 1, 1927, in Upshur County: a son of the late Enoch Newton and Edna Mae Miles Shreve.
    On March 26, 1949, he married Ruth Hattie Melton, who preceded him in death on Oct. 6, 1999.
    He is survived by three sons, Dr. Steven E. (Dorothy) Shreve of Oakmont, Pa., the Rev. Dr. Joseph M. (Vicky) Shreve of Weston and Dr. Andrew P. Shreve, of Santa Fe, N.M.; four grandchildren, Dr. Andrea K. Shreve of Oakmont, Pa., Sharon R. (Perry) Minigh of Jane Lew, Matthew P. (Tracy) Shreve of Houston, Pa. and Rachel (A. Gene) Romero of Santa Fe, N.M.; three great-grandsons, Coleman Eugene Shreve of Houston, Pa., and Isaac Paul Minigh and Elijah Perry Minigh of Jane Lew; and one brother, Calvin M. Shreve of Buckhannon.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Enoch N. Shreve, Jr., and Dixie Lee Shreve. He was a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in forestry and was retired from Westvaco Corporation.
    He was a member of the first West Virginia Board of Registration for Foresters, serving as secretary for several years, and a member of the Society of American Foresters. He was honored in 2010 by being named to the Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame of W.Va. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
    He was a member of Mt. Rupert United Methodist Church. Throughout his life, he taught both youth and adult Sunday School classes for many years and also served as lay leader, lay speaker, church school superintendent, chairperson of Pastor Parish Relations Committee and many other offices in various United Methodist Churches where he lived.
    He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was a caring listener for many acquaintances and family members, and a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.
    Friends will be received at the Poling St. Clair Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 30, from 5-8 p.m., and a service of death and resurrection will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m., with Dr. Joseph M. Shreve officiating.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Mt. Rupert United Methodist Church, c/o Louise Tenney 24 Wonderview Lane, Buckhannon, WV 26201 or the charity of the giver's choice.
    Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.
    Poling St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Dolores Simmons
    Dolores Simmons, age 80, of Coxs Mills, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew, following an extended illness.
    She was born near Ripley on July 15, 1936: to the late Marion Delmer Hutton and Lena Fay Skeen Hutton.
    She grew up with three brothers, Roger and Jim Hutton, who now reside in Ripley and Larry Hutton who has passed away. Being the only female among three brothers, she soon learned to stand up and take her part.
    After graduating from Ripley High School, she entered Glenville State College where she completed a teaching degree in elementary education. It was also there that she met her future husband, William Kyle Bill Simmons. They were married on Aug. 26, 1961, and both set about a future in education.
    She taught in Jefferson, Wood and Gilmer counties and in Athens County, Ohio. She retired a few years ago with over 30 years in elementary classrooms. The happiest time of the school year for her came at some point in October when she would come through the door at home and exclaim, “They can read.”
    She had a wonderful career as a teacher but she was also a mother. Cynthia Ann Simmons Carpenter, her only daughter, was her pride and joy and resides in Summersville. She has three granddaughters, Autumn Ellen, Ally Ann and Abby Leigh Carpenter; and two great-grandsons, Jackson and Jakob Cassell.
    One of the greatest managers in the world, she was a marvelous teacher, caring mother, homemaker and First Lady of Glenville State College for over 21 years. She did it all with class, a smile and a good sense of humor. Most of all, she was a wonderful wife and partner for over 50 years. She was a good person and she will be missed by those who loved her.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 11-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Funeral Services will follow at 11:30 a.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Alfred T. Billips officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Dolores Simmons.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Dennis Dan Chapman
    Dennis Dan Chapman, age 78, of Gaston Manor Road, Jane Lew, passed away at 6:44 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at his residence following an extended illness.
    He was born in Lewis County on July 17, 1938: a son of the late William Donzel Chapman and Violet Montelle Nicholas Chapman.
    On July 1, 1983, he married Colleen Ann Anderson who will miss him dearly, after 33 years of marriage.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant brother.
    He is survived by two sons, Dennis Kirk Chapman and Scott Michael (Kim) Chapman, all of Weston; three step-children, David Eugene (Tina) Hayes of Clarksburg, Ralph Brett Hayes and companion, Annie, of Mountain, and Donita Ann (Dondi) Ellis of Boonsboro, Md.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two siblings, William Don (Martha) Chapman of Ocean View, Del., and Beverlee Rae Linger of Worthington; one niece, three nephews; and his beloved cat, Tumbleweed.
    He was a self-employed sales manager for Lawson Products for many years, and was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Weston. He enjoyed practicing karate, and watching Nascar and WVU football games.
    His request for cremation was honored. Friends and family gathered at the Weston Masonic Cemetery for a Graveside Service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Weston Lodge 10 A.F & A.M held Masonic Graveside Rites, and full military honors were accorded by the U.S. Air Force and the Lewis County Honor Guard.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the family of Dennis Dan Chapman.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Mary Imagene Stalnaker
    Mary Imagene Stalnaker, age 89, of Georgetown Road in Roanoke, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at her residence following an extended illness.
    She was born in Weston on Jan. 25, 1927: a daughter of the late Patrick Duffy Perkins and Nora Pearl Posey Perkins.
    Her kind, caring nature will be carried on by her two children, Myron “Rusty” Bragg and Betsy Peeples; two grandchildren who will dearly miss their “Ninny,” Shannon N. Williams and Marissa D. Bragg and companion, Steven Workman, Jr.; one great-grandchild, Liam Mathew Workman; and her loving cat, Midnight.
    She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five siblings, Nell Baker, Brooks Marsh, Stanton Marsh, George Marsh and Thelma Bragg; and three children, Martha J. Forinash, Michael D. Bragg and Beth Ann Stalnaker.
    She owned and operated the Ole’ Oak Inn and Ideal Upholstery, having served the community for many years. She was a member of the Vandalia CEOS, and was a foster grandparent volunteer at Roanoke Elementary School where she tutored children in math and English. This “mother hen” enjoyed sewing, cooking, flower gardening and making sure everyone had a full belly, a joyful heart and a happy soul.
    Her request for cremation has been honored and her family will have a private Celebration of Life Service at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to the family at: 8501 Georgetown Rd. Roanoke, WV 26447.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service,144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the family of Mary Stalnaker.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Johnny Carl Jenkins
    Johnny Carl Jenkins, age 43, of Alum Bridge, passed away Sept. 21, 2016, at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport.
    He was born July 9, 1973 at Gassaway.
    He worked in building construction and was an equipment operator. He loved to hunt and fish.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Carl F. Jenkins; brother, David Carl Jenkins.
    He is survived by children, Summer Destiny Jenkins, Harley Rose Crouse and Hannah Danielle Jenkins; grandson, Waylon John Jenkins; mother, Catherine Brady Jenkins of Alum Bridge; brother, Billy Jenkins of Coxs Mills; sister, Jeanie (Henry) Taylor of Weston.
    Service were held Monday, Sept. 26, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Joe Sealey officiating. Burial was in the Marks Cemetery, Perkins. Visitation was held Sunday at the funeral home.
    Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
    Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
  • Charles “Bud” Jordan
    Charles “Bud” Jordan, age 86, of US Highway 19S., Weston, passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston, following an extended illness.
    He was born in Weston on Dec. 30, 1929: son of the late Edward Minter Jordan and Beatrice Jane (Evans) Jordan.
    He is survived by one daughter, Charissa Jane Jordan of Weston; three brothers, Jerry and Jim Jordan of Canton, Ohio, and Mike Jordan of Weston; and two sisters, Mary Snider and Virginia Posey, both of Weston. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.
    He was a local car salesman. He also owned and operated the Sunset Drive-In on Hammer Straight and several clubs including The Gold Coach and Silver Carriage. He was a graduate of Weston High School. His hobbies included collecting antique cars and watching NASCAR and other sports. He was out going and personable and will be missed by all who knew him.
    Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Thursday, Sept. 22. Funeral services were held on Thursday from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Riffle officiating. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.
    Full Military Honors were conducted by the U.S. Army and the Lewis County Honor Guard.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Bud may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Charles “Bud” Jordan.
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