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  • Robert Frank Bowser
    Robert Frank "Bow-Wow" Bowser, age 69, of Orma, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in the Genesis Center in Glenville.
    He was born in Baltimore City, Md. on July 18, 1946: a son of the late Frank Edward Bowser and Virginia E. Groves Bowser.
    He is survived by one sister, Donna Jean Bowser of Petersburg.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother.
    He worked a variety of jobs throughout his life and he shared the most entertaining stories about his time working with the carnivals. He enjoyed watching westerns and wrestling in his later years and he will be remembered for his funny, easy going spirit. He attended the Orma United Methodist Church, where he made many friends.
    His request for cremation has been honored and his friends will have a private burial in the Powell Cemetery in Tunnelton at a later date.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the family of Robert Bowser.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Richard Todd Carpenter
    Richard Todd Carpenter, age 54, of Valley Chapel Road in Weston, passed away unexpectedly at 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following a heart attack.
    He blessed this earth and the lives of his parents when he was born on Sept. 25, 1960, in Harrison County: a son of Richard D. Carpenter and Connie Sue Allman Carpenter, who survive at Valley Chapel.
    On April 4, 1980, he married his high school sweetheart, Sandra Lee Mick, who loved him beyond words and will miss him beyond measure after 35 years of marriage.
    Todd's fun and friendly spirit will be carried on by their two children, Bryan Scott Carpenter and Whittney Nycole Carpenter, both of Valley Chapel; two grandchildren who will miss their Pa-Paw, Bentley Todd and Bralyn Rae Sommerville; one brother, Scott Alan (Amy) Carpenter of Valley Chapel, who will cherish their memories of the hours spent storytelling about their ornery childhood; one niece and two nephews, Kaytely, Seth and Samuel Carpenter; numerous cousins; several aunts and uncles, Larry and Lois Allman of Lexington, N.C., Debbie Heater of Jane Lew, Judy and Steve Casey of Good Hope, Karen Carson of Valley Chapel and Cindy and Joe Cronin of Manassas, Va.; and his beloved Jack Russell, Jack, who will dearly miss his best friend.
    He was preceded in death by one aunt, Sandra Bridgers; and one uncle, Craig Heater.
    Todd was a former employee of Equitable Gas Company and was a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a "MacGyver-Mr. Fix It" who could build and work on just about anything, and was always willing to help others. He enjoyed playing the guitar, riding 4-wheelers and spending time with his grandchildren.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22.
    Funeral Services were held from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Sunday with Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Interment followed in the Beech Grove Cemetery.
    The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations may be made at the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Todd Carpenter.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Correction The Monnie Jean Foster obituary in last week's Democrat (Aug. 19) stated that Donna Foster of Jane Lew was a surviving child. The obituary should have said Donna John. We regret the mistake.
  • John F. Erwin
    John F. Erwin, age 66, of New Milton, departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness.  He was a loving husband and wonderful father. 
    He was born Sept. 13, 1948, in Hazard, Ky.: the son of the late Stanley and Freda (Hinter) Erwin. 
    He retired after 33 and a half years of service for the Equitable Gas Company where he worked as a well tender, group leader and welder. He was a proud graduate of Doddridge County High School with the Class of 1966 and attended Mountain State College before being drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. During the war, John was stationed in Korea. 
    He was an avid outdoorsman and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the St. Johannes Lutheran Church of St. Clara, a member of the West Union Friendship Lodge 56 AF&AM and a member of the VFW. 
    He passion in life was farming. He was a 50-year member of the WV Farm Bureau and also the WV Cattlemen's Association, WV Polled Hereford Association and the Ritchie County Polled Hereford Association. He was instrumental in starting the livestock program for Doddridge County and was a wonderful mentor for children for showing cattle.  He greatly enjoyed showing cattle and attending and participating in the family tractor pulls. 
    He is survived by his loving wife of 39 and a half years, Sandra (Beall) Erwin; daughter, Susan Erwin and son, JR Erwin (Annie), both of New Milton; mother-in-law, Naomi Beall of Glenville, along with many loving extended family members. 
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Clayton Beall.
    Funeral services were at 11a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Erik Neilson officiating. Burial followed the service in the West Union Masonic Memorial Park near West Union, where full military honors were conducted by West Union VFW Post 3508 and full masonic rites were conducted by Friendship Lodge 56.  Visitation was held Monday at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mcculloughraiguel.com.
  • Remona "Ann" Fisher
    A Celebration of Life-Memorial Service will be held for Remona "Ann" Heater Fisher of Columbus, Ohio, formally of Orlando.
    Please join family and friends at the Bendale United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. The service will be conducted by her niece, Paula (Heater) Finster.
  • Remona Ann Fisher
    Remona Ann Heater Fisher, age 69, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio.
    She blessed this earth and the lives of her parents when she was born in Orlando on April 1, 1946: a daughter of the late O.L. "Bee" Heater and Genevieve Skinner Heater.
    She lived an authentic life rooted in a strong foundation of faith instilled in her from her childhood. She was raised in the Clover Fork Methodist Church and later attended the Orlando Methodist Church.
    In June 1979, she married her true love and soulmate, Craig Fisher, who remains in Canal Winchester, Ohio, following their 35 years of marriage.
    Her zest for life will be remembered by her family, which includes three sisters, Mary Wagner of Akron, Ohio, Louise Mitchell of Buckhannon and Lois Whetung of Lakefield Ontario, Canada; two sisters-in-law, Eveline Practor and Peg Heater of Montgomery; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews and hundreds of former students, whom she loved and mentored like her own children.
    In addition to her parents, she will be reunited in Heaven with four brothers, Dale, Arnold, Jack and Joe Heater; one sister, Maxine Posey; three brothers-in-law, Charles "Chuck" Wagner, Stanley Mitchell and Donald Whetung; and three sisters-in-law, Pauline Heater, Geraldine Heater and Josephine Heater.
    She graduated from Burnsville High School in 1962 as salutatorian of her class and graduated from Glenville State College in 1966 with her teaching degree. She began her career as an English teacher at Jane Lew High School and retired from Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus, where she was honored as Teacher of the Year. She took great pride in advising the production of the school newspaper and was passionate in mentoring her students to refine their writing skills to ensure accuracy, ethics and quality. She was also an avid reader who was well versed on many subjects.
    Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life Service at the Bendale United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, with her niece, Paula Finster officiating.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ann Fisher.
  • Morgan Davis Gould
    Morgan Davis Gould, age 81, of 216 Post Office Drive, Weston, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in United Hospital Center of Bridgeport, surrounded by two of his nieces, Clara Altman and Sarah Strader Weaver.
    He was the last surviving member of the Wilbur Gould and Daisy (Davis) Gould families. He was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Lewis County and lived near Maxwell Run Road in Weston. He was raised by his Aunt Rose Forinash West of Center Street in Weston.
    He was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald Gould, Charles Gould and Wayne Gould; and two sisters, Gladys Gould Strader and Rose Gould Cartwright.
    He is survived by a friend, Richard Olbeter; his nieces, Mary and Don Jewell of Canton, Ohio, Sarah and Quinton Weaver of Weston, Clara and Jimmy Altman of Bridgeport and Ada and Ron Hunter of Louisville, Ohio; and nephews: John Robert Strader of Canton, Ohio, Bert and Martha Strader of Minerva, Ohio, Donald Eugene Gould and Mary of N. Y. and James and Marie Cartwright of Hollywood, Fla.
    He was the caregiver for Aunt Rose Forinash in his earlier years and stayed by her side until her death. He was a loving and caring uncle to his nieces and nephews throughout the years. He encouraged them to be the very best.
    He was a traveler and spent some years in Sarasota, Fla. before returning to Weston in retirement years. He was named after his grandfather Davis who came to West Virginia from Mount Ash, Whales, Great Britain. He took a trip to Whales and visited the town where Grandfather Davis was raised. He was often seen around town frequenting the local shops and restaurants and sharing history of Weston with anyone who would listen.
    He will be missed by family, friends and loved ones.
    He attended St Matthew United Methodist Church of Weston for several years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
    Family and friends will be received at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. from Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Conrad and Rev. Clifford West officiating.
    Interment will follow services at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of him may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Morgan Davis Gould.
  • Catherine King
    Catherine King, age 58, of West Second Street, Weston, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at her home, following an extended illness.
    She was born in Lewis County on May, 26, 1957: daughter of the late Charles "Chuck" Gibson and Dorothy E. (Riffle) Gibson.
    On Feb. 14, 1999, she married Tommy F. King, who survives.
    She is also survived by four children, Chrystal E. Butcher, Rachel R. King, and William J. Butcher, all of Weston, and Christopher A. Alderman of Parsons; five grandsons, Trenton Allen Alderman, David M. L. Butcher, Tyler M. Butcher, Kaleb S. Kile and Trevor N. Kile; and two granddaughters, Paige N. Butcher and adopted granddaughter, Lacey Kelly.
    She is also survived by one brother, Gary C. Gibson; two sisters, Dorothy L. Waltz and Debbie Alkire, both of Weston; one half-brother, John W. Jeffries and one half-sister, Robin Garrison of Buckhannon. King is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
    She was a glassworker with the West Virginia Glass Specialty Company, a caregiver and a homemaker. She loved to fish and she enjoyed gardening and quilting. She loved her family and will be greatly missed.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue, Weston, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 1-3 p.m.
    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randall Hughes officiating.
    Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of her may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Catherine King.
  • William Hubert Kraus
    William Hubert Kraus was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Weston, and died Aug. 8, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.
    He died in the arms of his wife, Susan; son, Kurt Kraus; and daughters, Amanda Rodriguez, Sarah Kraus and Molly Kuchinski, following a glorious celebration of life and family.
    He will be especially missed by his grandchildren, Andy, Dan, Brian, Kate, Gina, Ronnie and Jonas.
    He practiced the art of storytelling, sports fanaticism, soapbox preaching and backyard philosophy from his home state of West Virginia to Spokane, Washington and beyond for nearly 77 years while working in oil fields, the U.S. Air Force and on the road truck driving.
    His fondest wish was to be remembered as a man to be proud of, a St. Patrick's High School graduate, a union teamster, a work-in-progress, a child of God, a Roman Catholic man of faith and an honest hard-working man from West Virginia who loved God, his family and his country.
    His generosity was inspirational, from opening his home to those less fortunate to volunteering with the Knights of Columbus and St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School in Spokane as a teacher's aide. Only a crucial collegiate sports event kept him from being there to serve pancakes, hand out tootsie rolls or sharpen pencils.
    He will be remembered Thursday, Aug. 27, at 8 a.m. at Spokane's St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Spokane, Wash., his parish of more than 10 years.
    In lieu of sending flowers, please help continue his good work by donating to L'Arche of Spokane (larcheofspokane.org) or Catholic Charities.
    He was the only child of Ralph and Josephine Kraus, though every Kraus, Krause or Krauss he met was a beloved cousin.
  • Carol E. Parmer
    Carol E. Parmer, age 67, of Broad Street, Weston, passed away peacefully at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in the comfort of her home surrounded by family, following a three-year battle with cancer.
    She was born in Walkersville on July 7, 1948: a daughter of the late Anna Pauline Knight Riley.
    Her quirky, funny spirit will be carried on by her four children, Lynette Parmer of Walkersville, Anissa (Max) Foster of Weston, Melanie (Alva) Allen of Weston and Kip Parmer of Weston; four grandchildren who will dearly miss their Grammy, Anna Parmer of Brighton, Colo., Zoie and Kaydence Parmer, both of Weston, and Izzabella Allen of Weston; one brother, Jerry Riley of Ireland; and her beloved schnauzer, Baby, who dearly misses her loyal companion and best friend.
    In addition to her parents, she will be reunited in Heaven with an infant sister.
    She was employed for over 20 years at the former Alkahn Label Factory in Weston and later retired from the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston as a CNA with several years of service. She was Baptist by faith and loved spending time with her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21.
    Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Perrine officiating.
    Interment followed in the McCutcheon Chapel Cemetery on McCord Run Road, Ireland
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Carol Parmer.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Chris Allan Posey
    Chris Allan Posey, age 38, of Main Street, Jane Lew, passed away unexpectedly at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, following an enjoyable day fishing with his children.
    He blessed this earth and the lives of his parents when he was born on June 20, 1977, in Weston: a son of the late Jack O. Posey and Doris Skidmore Posey of Jane Lew.
    His funny, outgoing spirit will be carried on by his two children, Kassey S. Posey and Dakota Allan Posey, who live at home in Jane Lew.
    He is also survived by one brother, Jim Posey of Jane Lew; one sister-in-law, Martha Sue Posey; and one nephew, Jack Logan Posey.
    In addition to his father, he will be reunited in heaven with his brother, Jack Lane Posey.
    He had worked in the oil/gas industry. He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed, hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, mud bogging and spending time with his kids, who were his pride and joy.
    His request for cremation has been honored and his family and friends will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.27. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 6 p.m. with Beverly Talbert officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist his children, c/o Doris Posey, 6606 Main St. Apt. 4, Jane Lew, WV 26378.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Chris Posey.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Joseph Kenton Wine
    Joseph Kenton Wine, age 90, of Chapman's Run Road, Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at home with his family, following an extended illness.
    He was born in Braxton County on Dec. 10, 1924: son of the late Jesse Wine and Goldie (Posey) Wine.
    On Oct. 17, 1947, he married Ava Wanda (Craig) Wine, who preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 2006.
    He is survived by eight children, Mahala Dean, Terry (Janet) Wine and Alexander Wine, all of Orlando, Delmas (Connie) Wine of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Vincent (Janell) Wine of Orlando, Bill Wine of Jane Lew, Roberta Householder of Georgetown, Ohio and Lisa (Patrick) Tomey of Weston; 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
    He is also survived by four brothers, Leonard, Franklin and Loy Wine all of Newport, Tenn. and Lanta Wine of Seattle, Wash.; three sisters, Leona of Newport, Tenn. and Vada and Bonnie both of Cambridge, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents and wife, Wanda, Joseph was preceded in death by one son, Jack Gum; and three sisters, Hilda, Pauline and Wilma.
    He was a farmer. During his lifetime, he was employed in many jobs including West Virginia Department of Highways as a courtesy driver, power company as a lineman, and long haul truck driver. He was a member of the Haleville Union Mission Church of Weston. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII serving in the Pacific Theatre. His greatest joy was his church and his family and he will be missed by both.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston on Sunday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
    Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Riffle and Pastor William JB Gum officiating.
    Interment will follow services in the Wine-Cunningham Cemetery of Orlando.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Joseph may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and blessed to be serving the family of Joseph Kenton Wine.

 

 

 

 

 

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