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  • Van Edward Moats
    Van Edward Moats, 70, of Walkersville, WV departed this life on November 23, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 27, 1945 in Heaters, WV to the late Reverend Charles and Maude (Gibson) Moats. He is also preceded in death by sisters, Nelly McLain, Catherine Moats, Betty Jo Moats and Nancy Isgett.
    Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jeannie (Kincaid) Moats whom he married on April 4, 1969 and who he was married to for forty-seven years; sons, Greg (Melinda) and Brock (Leslie) Moats and a daughter, Michelle (Nick) Graff; grandchildren, Cassie Moats, Eddie Posey, Garrett Moats and Cam Moats. Also surviving are step grandchildren, Devin Bohan, Mitchell Casey and Michael Casey (Lacie). He is survived by brother, Buck Moats and sisters, Zenna Turin and Mary Lee Hoelz.
    Mr. Moats served his Country in the United States Army in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1969. He graduated from Braxton County High School in 1964. He was an Apostolic by faith and a member of the Victory Apostolic Church. He enjoyed farming, wood working, fishing and camping. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs, Sassy and Bo. Mr. Moats was the owner of Moats & Son Logging Company and spent his life working in the timber industry.
    Family received friends on Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road in Flatwoods, WV 26621 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with the Pastor Jason Allen officiating. Interment followed in the Kincaid Cemetery, Ireland, WV with full Military Honors conducted by the American Legion Post 33.
    Words of comfort and fond memories can be shared with the family at stockert-paletti.com.
    The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV is honored to have served the Moats Family.
  • Douglas Mac Arthur Cline
    Reverend Douglas Mac Arthur Cline, 74, of St. James, MO, was called home by God on Monday morning, November 21, 2016 as he prepared for an exciting week of deer hunting in Lewis County, WV with his brother. So, he was granted his final wish . . . to transition to Heaven while either worshiping at the pulpit or while spending time in the woods with his brother.
    He blessed this earth and the lives of his parents when he was born in Huff Creek, WV on June 21, 1942 a son of the late Elliott Douglas Cline and Esther Gibson Cline.
    On September 6, 1964 he married Linda Darlene Goodwill, who loved him beyond words and will miss him beyond measure after 52 years of marriage.
    His giving, loving spirit will be carried on by his two children: Troy Douglas Cline and companion, Jeff Gilbert, of Washington, DC, and Regenia Lynn Stull and husband, Daniel, of St. James, MO; two grandchildren: Cassandra Hatcher and husband, Eli, of Steeleville, MO, and Christopher Stull of St. James, MO; one great granddaughter, Alice Hatcher; and a great granddaughter who is due to arrive into the world in April; two siblings: James Cline of Fairdell, WV, and Witcher Elliott "Pat" Cline of Oak Hill, OH; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved pets and loyal companions: Daisy and Hunter.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Mason Cline; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Cline.
    Doug's life was miraculous, full, and blessed. When doctors told his family that he wouldn't live past the age of eleven, God healed his heart because he had big plans for him. In return Doug lived his life to the fullest, personifying what it meant to live each moment Christ-like, with purpose and intention to change lives for the better. Everywhere he went, he planted the seeds of Christ's love and touched lives in ways that defy explanation. He proudly played in the National Little League Baseball Championship in Cincinnati, OH. He was an honored veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in Europe and during Vietnam. He also became a fast-pitched softball champion and trained to become a world-class boxing champion. While still serving in the military, he built two churches outside his military base in France. He spent 20 years working with the SW Indian Ministries for the Church of God, and helped build 57 worship centers on a Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, where he was adopted into the Navajo nation and was known by his friends as a horse whisperer. He ministered at seven churches in OH and WV, worked as a coal miner in Logan County, WV, trained new ministers, coordinated youth camps, refurbished guns, collected knives, fished, camped, hiked, and gardened. Most of all, he loved his family, who were the greatest blessings in his life.
    Doug's request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a Celebration of Life Service at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to his family at 15050 State Rt. B St. James, MO 65559-8406.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Douglas Cline. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com
  • Earl Thomas Sprouse
    Earl Thomas Sprouse, 73, of Glenville, WV departed this life on November 25, 2016 from an extended illness. He was born March 30, 1943 in Copen, WV and was the son of the late Thomas Jackson Sprouse and Mary Sprouse (Teller). Also preceding him in death were sisters, Helen Smith, Ethel Huffman, Nina Derita, Lucille Wines, and Frances, Elizabeth McHenry and one brother, Junior Sprouse; and his son, John Wayne Sprouse.
    He is survived by wife, Patricia Spouse; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and John Robinson; sons, Elvis and Don Sprouse of Glenville; daughter Melessia Parsons and significant other Tim Duncan of Buckhannon. Grandchildren, Amanda Fitzpatrick and her significant other Bryan Hardman of Buckhannon, Jeffrey Conrad of Glenville and Joseph Lattea and wife Kasey of Weston and Emilee Sprouse of Buckhannon. His great grandchildren, Jace and Aniyah Hardman of Buckhannon, Brayden Sprouse, Owen and Sadie Lattea of Weston.
    He was a Baptist by faith and served as a fire fighter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
    Family received friends on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621 from 11-1p.m. Funeral Services followed visitation at 1:00 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ronzel Roberts officiating. Interment will follow services in the Ball Cemetery, Copen, WV. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at stockertpaletti.com.
    The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home was in care of the arrangements for Earl Thomas Sprouse.
  • Charles Franklin Gum
    Charles Franklin Gum, 88, of Summersville passed away Saturday November 12, 2016 in the Ohio Eastern Star Nursing Home at Mt. Vernon, Ohio. He was the son of the late Aldo Ray and Lottie Halterman Gum and was born at Freemansburg, Lewis County March 3, 1928.
    He is survived by his wife Janice Perkey Gum whom he married on April 16, 1954, loving son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Kimberly Gum of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Brother Joseph (Carolyn) Gum of Jan Lew; and sisters Elsie Raybuck of Churchville; Catherine "Cricket" Crutchfield of Burnsville; Helen (Robert) Curtis of Cromwell, CT; and Carol (Bill) Marrison of Weston. He was preceded in death by brother Aldo R. Gum Jr., brothers-in-law Ray Crutchfield and Harold Raybuck and sister-in-law Jean Gum.
    Charlie was a graduate of Weston High School Class of 1945. He was employed and retired from the Soil Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture with 32 years of service. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. He devoted many hours during the construction of the Veterans Memorial at the Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park.
    He attended Beulah Baptist Church, was a charter member of the Nicholas County Senior Center, a member of the Summersville Masonic Lodge #76 AF&AM, Scottish Rite of Free Masonary, Mt. Hope Commandery #22 Knights Templer, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of WV, VFW and a member of the Wakoma Chapter #52 Order of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Patron many years.
    In his free time Charlie enjoyed wood working, archery, bowling, square dancing, and cards but most of all he loved family visits, cookouts and reunions.
    Respecting his wishes there will be no memorial services; however, at a later date family and friends will gather to remember him. A special thank you is extended to Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville for their devoted service to the Gum family.
    In his memory, contributions may be made to the Wakoma Chapter # 52 Order of the Eastern Star or the Nicholas County Senior Center.
  • Jerry Lee Hansen
    Jerry Lee Hansen, 57, of Marlow, OK passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack at 3:06 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, while in town visiting a friend.
    He was born in Wichita, KS on August 14, 1959 a son of Billy Langley Hansen and Joan Ann Perron.
    He is survived by six children: Christopher, Jason, Michael, and Matthew Hansen, Jerry Pridgen and Amanda Pridgen, all of Springfield, MO; four grandchildren: Christopher Hansen Jr., Adian Garrett Hansen, Nicholas Page Hansen, Mathias Hansen; one sister, Jill Marie Hansen of WY.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, who raised him: Gunner E. Hansen and Fay Ruth Beemman Hansen; and one grandchild, Johnathon Hansen.
    Jerry served in the United States Army National Guard in California, and Virginia. He worked as a chef most of his life but he was a carpenter at heart, who enjoyed remodeling projects, and gardening.
    Jerry's request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private Celebration of Life Service at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to his family c/o Christopher Hansen 1666 North Hayes St. Springfield, MO 65802. Donations may be made at the funeral home to assist his family with final expenses.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Jerry Hansen. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Josephine Francis Determan
    Josephine Francis Determan, 95, of Copley Road passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at home with her family by her side.
    Born on September 17, 1921, on Indian Fork, Jo was one of six children of Arlie Means Teter and Clarence Teter.
    Upon her graduation from Lewis County High School in 1941, she was trained as a glasscutter at the Colonial Glass Company of Weston. On December 6, 1944 she married George J. Determan at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Newark, OH. Following their marriage, she worked as an Occupational Therapist at the Weston State Hospital. Josephine and George retired to a home they built on the family farm in 1986, where their children still reside. A member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Red Hatter's Society, she was also an avid bird and wildlife watcher and a West Virginia Mountaineers fan. She was awarded a citation from the Governor of West Virginia for being the oldest continuous voter in the state.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Determan; her three brothers: Hugh, Gerald, and Earl Teter; and her sister, Ruth Douglas.
    She is survived by her sister, Pauline Burkhammer of Glenville; her four children: George Bernard and wife, Rose Ann, John Edward and wife, Carolyn Sue, Alicia Law and husband, Danny, and Michael Determan and wife, Anna Lee; seven grandchildren: Amy Marie Determan Darnell and husband, David, William Joseph Determan, Chistopher Determan and wife, Laura, Benjamin S. Determan, Samantha Ann Determan, Hanna Law and Jonah Law; and three great grandchildren: Kelsey Darnell, Kristen Determan, and Kara Determan.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Nov. 30, 2016, at 11 a.m.,with Father James R. DeViese Jr. as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Machpelah Cemetery in Weston.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Josephine Determan. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.


  • Betty Jo Moran
    Betty Jo Moran, 73, of Forinash Rd. Weston passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016, in the comfort of her home with her family by her side.
    She was born in Parkersburg, WV on December 27, 1942, a daughter of the late Glen LeRoy Freshour and Lilly Eloise Harris Freshour.
    On May 23, 1964, she married Norman Blaine Moran and they celebrated 50 years of marriage before his passing on September 7, 2014.
    She is survived by two children: Cynthia Riley and husband, Leonard, of Jane Lew, and Timothy Moran of Weston; five grandchildren: Timothy Moran Jr., Brianna Riley, Jacqualyn Moran, Leonard Riley, and Carol Riley; four great grandchildren: Logan Hull, Allison Jones, Riley Richards, and Nevaeh Wiggins; three siblings: Delvin Freshour and wife, Hazel, of Edgewater, FL, Reverend Glen L. Freshour Jr. and wife, Becky, of Edgewater, FL, and Penny Candy Bailey and husband, Curt, of Chester; brother-in-law, Andy Moran and wife, Carol, of Toronto, OH; Tina Mills Ballister, whom she loved like her own daughter; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two siblings: Barbara Freshour Ash and husband, Glen, and Sonja Freshour Moran.
    Betty was a woman of many skills and talents. Among other things, she worked as a sales associate for Kmart for many years and as a direct support professional for REM West Virginia, where she assisted youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex challenges. She volunteered her time to be a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader, and belonged to the Laureate Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She was Nazarene by faith.
    Betty's request for cremation has been honored and her family will have a private burial in the WV National Cemetery in Grafton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to People's Hospice 327 Medical Park Dr. Bridgeport, WV 26330. Sympathy cards may be sent directly to the family at 210 Forinash Rd. Weston, WV 26452.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Betty Jo Moran. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.


  • Karen L. "Sis" Bailey
    Karen L. "Sis" Bailey, 74, of Pricetown, WV passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at United Hospital Center of Bridgeport with all her family at her side. She was born in Weston on June 16, 1942: one of six children of William L. Moody and Madeline (Lamb) Moody. Karen was married in 1959 to Charles L. Bailey, who preceded her in death on February 12, 1986.
    Karen went to Weston High School and then was employed as a psychiatric aide at William A. Sharpe Hospital with a career of 38 years. Upon retirement at the state hospital, she was employed by Pricetown Stop N Shop, which were her extended family and she loved every minute. She was an avid WV Mountaineer fan enjoying both football and basketball games. Her favorite pastime was to travel with her friends, enjoying her flowers and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    Karen had two children: Ann L. (Michael) Determan and Jeffery W. Bailey and Kelly Finkel both of Weston, five grandchildren: Josh Bailey and Brittany (Eric) Dever both of Weston, Benjamin S. Determan of Morgantown, Samantha A. Determan of Bridgeport and Zack Finkel and four great grandchildren: Brice Bailey, Paisley Dever, Cooper Dever and Lacy Dever all of Weston. Also surviving are two sisters: Jane Moody Blake and the late Mike Blake, Mary (Harold) Taylor all of Weston, two brothers: Richard L. (Patty) Moody and James D. (Susan) Moody of Weston, several nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law: Shirley Moody of Weston. In addition to her parents and husband, Charles, she was preceded in death by one brother: Robert L. Moody.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow services in the Rock Grove Cemetery of Linn, WV. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Karen may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Karen L. "Sis" Bailey.
  • Colby Lee Pritt
    Colby Lee Pritt, age 10, of Troy, WV; departed this life suddenly on the morning of Wednesday, November 23, 2016, as a result of an accidental firearm discharge. Born June 9, 2006, in Lewis County, Colby was the son of Charles E. Pritt of Troy and Stacey Bright of Clarksburg.
    Colby was a 5th grader at the Leading Creek Elementary School in Linn. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, attending Sand Fork Baptist Church youth functions, fishing, Four Square, playing ball and video games.
    Surviving are two brothers, Nicholas and Shawn Pritt of Troy, one half brother, Kolman Parker of Weston, three step-sisters,
    Destiny Nayo, Whitney Parmer, and Makenzie Parmer, all of Troy, Paternal Grandparents, Coy Pritt Jr. of Troy, and Patrilla Murray of Ohio, and Maternal Grandparents, Dave and Kathy Dent of Edgewater, MD.
    Colby is also survived by a host of other family members and friends who love, miss and will never forget his smiling face.
    Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351, at 1 p.m.; Friday, December 2, 2016. Following services, Colby will be cremated and the family will have a private burial at a later date. Friends and family will be received from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday morning, at the mortuary.
    Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Colby Lee Pritt with arrangements.


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