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  • Betty Lee Bailey
    Betty Lee Bailey, 91, of Valley Chapel Rd. Weston passed away at 7:53 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew.
    She was born in Clarksburg on October 21, 1925 a daughter of the late Louie Avery Chinault and Virginia Clarice Martin Chinault.
    On December 23, 1947 she married William "Bill" James Bailey and they celebrated 41 years of marriage before his passing on September 21, 1988.
    She is survived by two sons: Danny William Bailey of Roseville, CA, and Larry James Bailey and companion, Sheila Sayre, of Weston; one grandson, Shawn Bailey; one great grandson, Brixton Bailey; and one sister, Juanita M. Hurst and husband, Howard, of Somerset, PA.
    Betty worked as a teacher's aide then as a secretary for the Lewis County Board of Education where she retired with over 20 years of service. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, and the First Baptist Church of Weston. She enjoyed reading John Grisham mysteries, watching movies, feeding the birds, and traveling the country, with special memories of her trip to Brice Canyon, Utah.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Funeral Services will follow at 3 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Kenneth Miller officiating. Following cremation, private interment will be held at the Broad Run Cemetery in Jane Lew.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Betty Bailey. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com

  • Sara Jane Bailey Huntz
    Sara Jane Bailey Huntz, 66, of Lost Creek passed away peacefully at 11:03 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport with her loving family by her side.
    She was born in Clarksburg on July 18, 1950 a daughter of the late Minter J. Bailey and Lillian Layton Bailey. On November 3, 1973 she married Steven Ray Huntz who will miss her dearly after 43 years of marriage.
    Her strong, loving nature will be carried on by her three children: Brigetta Fisher of Jane Lew, Valerie Jenkins and husband, Joseph, of Lost Creek, and Zachary Huntz of Weston; one grandchild, Mauren Elizabeth Fisher; one sister, Martha Melchiorre and husband, Robert, of Palm Beach, FL; seven nieces and nephews: Sam Huntz, Adam Huntz, Seth Miller, Brett Miller, Andreana Trapani, Rob Melchiorre, and Andrew Melchiorre; and her loving cat, Tagger.
    In her early years, Sara was a long time 4-H member who received the highest honor/award of being presented with her All Star pin. Sara earned her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Fairmont State College and her Masters degree in Elementary Education from WV Wesleyan College. She retired from the Lewis County Board of Education after 28 years of service as a passionately devoted kindergarten teacher who was once honored and recognized as Teacher of the Year. Sara attended Johnstown / Lost Creek United Methodist churches and was a member of Johnstown United Methodist Women. She faithfully volunteered for church activities and sang in the choir. She enjoyed gardening, camping, reading, and crocheting. Most importantly, family was her greatest blessing in life, and she loved spending time with them especially for the holidays.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 1-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017 and from 12-1 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Saundra Boley officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Mt. Clare.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center 327 Medical Park Dr. Bridgeport, WV 26330, or the Johnstown United Methodist Church PO Box 239 Lost Creek, WV 26385.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Sara Jane Huntz. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com
  • Hunter Dwight Osborn
    Our hearts are heavy in the Lewis County community this week as the sad news has spread of the sudden loss of a bright young man who had his whole life ahead of him. Following a tragic accident on a well site in Tyler County on Thursday, January 12, 2017, resulting in fatal injuries, Hunter Dwight Osborn, 19, passed away gently into the loving arms of his Grandpa Dwight as they were reunited in Heaven.
    Hunter blessed this earth and the lives of his parents when he was born in Buckhannon on November 11, 1997, a son of Darin Osborn and Cindy Taylor Osborn of Weston.
    Memories of his quirky smile, and willingness to help others will be treasured by his family: paternal grandmother: Linda Radcliff Osborn of Jane Lew; maternal grandparents: Jayne Taylor and John Brockleman of Weston; two sisters: Erica Hamrick Weaver and husband, Derrick, of Weston, and Kayla Osborn Talbert and husband, Keith, of Jane Lew; three nieces: Kiarra, Kylie, and Kinley Weaver, all of Weston; his loving girlfriend, Tera Stout; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his tabby cat, Shadow.
    After graduating from Lewis County High School with the class of 2016 and completing the diesel mechanic program at the Fred Eberle Technical Center, Hunter was truly excited to pursue new adventures in life, to better himself, and to move to the family farm in Hacker's Creek. As an outdoor adventurist, he enjoyed watching and attending motor cross and dirt track races, riding 4-wheelers and dirt bikes, tinkering with mechanics, hunting, fishing, and sporting the Ohio State Buckeyes. In his free time, he liked to hang out with his friends, especially RJ Smith and his lifelong friend, Logan Burr.
    Friends and family will soon gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew to share memories and stories as we celebrate Hunter's life. Arrangements are currently pending and will be announced as soon as they are finalized. Please visit www.patboylefuneralhome.com for updates.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Hunter Osborn. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Betty Jo Parker
    Betty Jo Parker, 47, of New Milton passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her home following an extended illness. She was born in Weston on April 8, 1969: daughter of the late James C. Balentine and Shirley M. (Davisson) Balentine.
    Mrs. Parker is survived by two children: Janie Parker of New Milton and Tiffany Parker of Alum Bridge and three grandchildren: Brycyn and Owen Halterman and Jameson Ireland. She is also survived by one brother: Roy Calvin (Karen) Balentine of Weston, Rose (Danny) Parker of Alum Bridge and Beth Ann (Mike) Raines of Leavenworth, KS and several nieces and nephews. Betty Jo is also survived by her boyfriend, Jeff Crouch.
    Mrs. Parker was a homemaker. She had attended the St Johanna's Lutheran Church of St. Clair. She enjoyed horseback riding, 4-wheelin and muddin, but her favorite joy was spending time with her grandkids.
    Family and friends were
    received for fellowship time at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 5-6 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Friday at 6 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Linda Muhly officiating. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Betty Jo may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Betty Jo Parker.
  • Delta Dawn Tomey
    Delta Dawn Tomey, infant daughter of Amanda Dawn Skinner Tomey and Brian Scott Tomey was born Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Weston, WV and was with her family for an hour and a half before God ascended her in to Heaven.
    In addition to her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Eva Ruth, Harley Rose and Charley Jean Tomey; maternal grandmother, Suzan Osburn and husband John of Buckhannon, WV; paternal grandmother, Roseanna Puffenbarger of Weston; paternal grandfather, Dale Tomey of Gilmer Co., WV; maternal great grandfather, James Umble of Buckhannon; two uncles, Charlie Skinner and wife Callie of Buckhannon and Kenny Tomey of Huntington and an aunt Shelli Dohrmann and husband Jim of Weston.
    There will be a private graveside service with the Rev. Gary Hollen officiating.
    The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital for comforting them in a time of need.
    Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  • William Hayward Wiant
    William Hayward Wiant, 86, of Lunsford Street Weston passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born in Lewis County on September 3, 1930: son of the late Albert R. Wiant, Sr. and Hila (Rogers) Wiant. On March 16, 1956, he married Mary Ellen (Pumphrey) Wiant, who survives.
    Hayward is also survived by one child: Rita Ann (Dale) Warrick of Doylestown, OH, two grandchildren: Christine Crum and Megan Whiting, and six great grandchildren: Joshua, Nathaniel and Cora Crum and Evan, Emma and Eli Whiting. Also surviving is one brother: Virgle (Joanie) Wiant of Buckhannon, three sisters: Marie (Hartzel) Waugh, Nora (Quenton) Burkhammer and Ruby Metz all of Weston and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Hayward was preceded in death by one brother: Albert R. Wiant, Jr. and three sisters: Leona Mick, Irene Messenger and Mildred Craig.
    Hayward was a barber and owner and operator of Wiant's Barber Shop of Weston for several years. He attended the Bendale United Methodist Church of Weston where he was popular with the kids because he would see that they had chewing gum. Younger in life, he was a fox chaser and now he enjoyed his flower gardening. Mr. Wiant was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1955. He spent three years and nine months on the USS Strubling, DD-867 Destroyer.
    Family and friends were
    received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, January 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services were held on Monday at 1 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Ron Brown officiating. Interment followed services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted by the US Navy and the Lewis County Honor Guard.
    In leu of flowers: donations to the Bendale United Methodist Church c/o Rev. Ron Brown 2370 US Highway 19N Jane Lew, WV 26378.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of William Hayward Wiant.
  • Stachie Messenger
    Stachie Messenger, 97, of Smithville, died Monday, January 16, 2017 at her home.
    Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Rickey officiating. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, Ohio 44691.
    Stachie was born November 15, 1919 in Sand Fork, West Virginia to John and Nellie {Burkhammer} Marks.
    She married Clarence Messenger on November 17, 1940. He died November 27, 2010.
    She retired from Freedlander's after several years of service. She attended Good News Baptist Church in Smithville. Stachie was a lifetime member of the Orrville VFW. She loved sewing, baking, traveling, crocheting and spending time with her family.
    Stachie will be deeply missed by her daughter Carol Fickle of Smithville; grandchildren Annette (Troy), Mark (Chris), Todd, Jwana (Brett); great-grandchildren Brittany, Aubrey, Emily, Cody, Damian, Angel and Brady; brother Steven Marks of Moreland; sisters Barbara (Burl) Greathouse of Orrville and Ethel McDonald of Reno, NV.
    Stachie was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Vickie Blair and son-in-law Sam Fickle.
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