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  • Robert Law Moneypenny
    Robert Law Moneypenny, age 86, of 53 Hinzman Street in Weston, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016, at his residence following a brief illness.
    He was born in Weston on Sept. 29, 1929: son of the late Clark H. Moneypenny and Flossie A. (Tingler) Moneypenny.
    On May 13, 1960, he married Susan R. Moneypenny, who survives.
    He is also survived by two children, Lori A. (Moneypenny) Hitt and husband, Jimmy Joe, of Jane Lew and Rob (Wanda) Moneypenny of Weston; five grandchildren, Brooke N. (Hitt) Shorts and husband, Casey, J. Tyler (Hali) Hitt, R. Logan Moneypenny, Brandon C. Moneypenny and Jacob B. Moneypenny, all of Weston; and three great-grandchildren, Paelyn N. Short, Brynnalyn F. Hitt and Chesnie E. Hitt.
    He is also survived by one brother, Russell H. Moneypenny of Warren, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald H. and Stanley L. Moneypenny.
    He was a glassworker with the Louie Glass Factory of Weston. He was a member of the Way of Holiness Church of Buckhannon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed gardening and watching baseball and football. His greatest joy was watching his grandchildren playing sports.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 Main Avenue in Weston, on Wednesday, July 20, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerry Murrell and Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens on Jane Lew.
    Full military honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.
    Online condolences and life stories in memory of him may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Robert Law Moneypenny.
  • Anita Lavoo Tennant
    Anita Lavoo Spaur Campbell Tennant, age 93, of Karl Street in Weston. passed away 9:42 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2016, at her daughter’s residence following a brief illness.
    She was born in Braxton County on July 8, 1923: a daughter of the late Charles Dewey and Retha Agnes Gregory Spaur.
    She was twice married. On Jan. 11, 1943, she married Dwain “Tinker” Campbell who passed away in June of 1968. On July 8, 1969, she married Richard L. Tennant and they celebrated 18 years of marriage before his passing on Dec. 10, 1987.
    Her strong, determined nature will be carried by her daughter, Judy (David) Turner of Weston; four grandchildren, Tonya Chandler of Mayesville, Todd (Tammie) Campbell of Horner, Tyrone (Amy) Campbell of Jackson Mill, and Dustin Turner of Weston; five great-grandchildren, Eric (Krissy) Turner, Savannah Turner, Andrew Turner, Tyson Chandler and Payton Campbell; two great-great-grandchildren, Wyatt Chandler and Jase Turner; three sisters, Agnes Heater of Weston, Hilda Mace of Vienna, and Delores Murphy of Gahanna, Ohio; three brothers, James Spaur, Rondell Spaur and Rexall Spaur, all of Sand Fork; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Mitchell Campbell.
    She loved to surround herself with beautiful flowers, often maintaining numerous potted and hanging arrangements at a time. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and attending the First Baptist Church in Weston.
    Friend and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Eric Kendall officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Anita Tennant.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Nora Evelyn Ables
    Nora Evelyn Ables, age 97, of 129 Whispering Pines, Weston, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at the home of her daughter, following a brief illness.
    She was born in Lewis County on July 26, 1918: daughter of the late Homer Burkhammer and Florence (Turner) Burkhammer.
    Her husband, Samuel H. Ables, passed away on Sept. 3, 1985.
    She is survived by one daughter, Margaret A. Perrine of Weston; one son, Brooks H. Ables of West Milford; eight grandchildren, Danielle “Dee” (Patrick) Aman, Kathy Jennelle John) Hines, Sheila Ann (David) McGaughey, Gina (David) Harris, Monty H. (Gwen) Ables, Stacy R. (Chip) Brunett, Thomas M. (Jennie) Blake and Douglas L. (Nicole) Krepps; seven great-grandchildren, Aaron P. (Jade) Aman, Andrea N. (Brian) Paugh, Daniel Aman, Tanner Simons, Lori (Earl) Hill, Kelly R. (Josh) Cottrell and Anne G. McGaughey; and seven great-great-grandchildren, Adriann N. Cottrell, Emmalee H. Cottrell, Matthew A. Cottrell, Britain A. Hill, Ashtyn L. Hill, Gracelyn E. Hill and Kendall L. Paugh. She was also survived by one grandson-in-law, B.K. Simons and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Regina L. Smith; one granddaughter, Gail D. Simons; three brothers, Gladyn, Hobert and Homer Burkhammer, Jr.; and four sisters, Beulah L. Henline, Eva J. Fisher, Regina Sentell and Luella M. Boilon.
    She was a homemaker and for 18 months was a cook at Weston State Hospital. She was a member of the Lost Creek Church of God.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Friday, July 22, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Beeson officiating. Interment will follow services in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.
    Online condolences and life stories in memory of Nora may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privleged to serve the family of Nora Evelyn Ables.
  • Ruby Scarff Harris
    Ruby Scarff Harris, age 103, of Weston passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016, surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.
    She was born in Gilmer County on Sept. 24, 1912: daughter of the late Willie H. Smith and Nellie M. (King) Smith.
    She first married Virgil Scarff who preceded her in death. She then married Rev. Dewitt Harris who also preceded her in death.
    She is survived by four children, Edna Helmick, Brenda Joyce (Donald) Smith, Sandra Jean (Billy) Crook and Melanie Kay Chapman, all of Weston; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents and husbands, Virgil and Dewitt, Ruby was preceded in death by one daughter, Lila June Shoulder; one son, Larry Marshall Scarff; five brothers, Carlton Lynn, Harry, Argyle, Waynard and Junior Smith; and six sisters, Faye Shaffer, Chloe Jones, Merle Butcher, Wava Britton, Snow Smith and Louise Britton.
    She was a homemaker and at one time was a glassworker with Colonial Glass Factory of Weston. She was a Methodist. Her hobby was working with crafts and especially dolls. She was the last member of her immediate family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and many friends and will be sorely missed.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Wednesday, July 20, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clifford West officiating. Interment will follow services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.
    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 Ruby Scarff Harris.
  • Jack Lee Beck
    Jack Lee Beck, age 84, of McGary Avenue in Weston, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Mon General Hospital at Morgantown, following an extended illness.
    He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind.: son of the late Paul Beck and Dorothy (Singer) Beck.
    On Dec. 24, 1953, he married Estelle Y. (Wooddell) Beck, who preceded him in death on May 26, 2006.
    He is survived by five children, Linda K. (Michael) Norman of Lost Creek, Warren (Vicki) Gillespie of Weston, Kenneth A. (Elizabeth) Gillespie of Biloxi, Miss., Rick (Sharon) Beck of Weston and David (Stacy) Beck of Zanesville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters.
    He is also survived by one sister, Marcella Quinn of Fort Wayne, Ind., one half-brother, Steve Woodward of Garrett, Ind.; one half-sister, Cathy Bruggner of Fort Wayne, Ind. and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents and wife, Estelle, Jack was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Jim and Fred Beck; one sister, Phyllis Decker and one half-brother, Tommy Woodward.
    He was a retired U.S. Postal worker, retiring as a supervisor. He is a member of the Weston Church of Christ. His favorite team was the Pittsburgh Pirates and hobbies included fishing and working Sudoku puzzles. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
    Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 19. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Gene Miller officiating. Interment will follow services in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.
    Full military honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.
    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 and privileged to serve the family of Jack Lee Beck.
  • Jerry Lynn Ables
    Jerry Lynn Ables, age 38, of Westfall Hollow Road in Weston, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his residence following complications from heart disease.
    He was born in Weston on June 29, 1978: a son of Jerry Allen Ables and Barbara Joan Gay Ables of Weston.
    He is also survived by several aunts and uncles, and his dog, Rose.
    He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Glen and Ernestine Heater Ables; and maternal grandparents, Lawrence D. and Janet Joan Belt Gay.
    He worked as a nurse’s aid for William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital in Weston for the past 17 years. He truly loved his job where he provided loving, compassionate care for his patients. As an avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching football, basketball and wresting. Bionics was his favorite hobby and he had an extensive collection of completed designs.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, Tuesday, July 19. Funeral Services followed at 7 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wease Day officiating.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Jerry Lynn Ables. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Clarence Lee Helmick
    Clarence Lee Helmick, age 82, of Sand Fork Road, Linn, passed away at 8:46 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016, at his residence.
    He was born in Gilmer County on Jan. 27, 1934: a son of the late Sherman Lawrence Helmick and Lura Blanche Radcliff Helmick.
    He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by six siblings, Lawrence and Hayward Gail Helmick, Lucy Marie Helmick Wiant, Gladys Mae Helmick, Thelma Helmick and Mildred Gay Helmick.
    He worked tirelessly as a farmer for many years, tending to his land, animals and his collie dog, who was always by his side. He enjoyed professional wrestling and watching the wildlife that frequented his yard.
    Following cremation, he will be laid to rest with his family in the Hiney Cemetery in Linn.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the family of Clarence Helmick.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Evelyn Loretta McCourt
    Evelyn Loretta McCourt, age 55, of Little Sand Run Road in Buckhannon, passed away at 1:54 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following complications from liver disease.
    She was born in Boone County, on Sept. 12, 1960: a daughter of Franklin Roosevelt Dotson and Evelyn Loretta Price Dotson of Winder, Ga.
    In the spring of 1985, she attended a large family outing and when the band started to play, she locked eyes with the lead guitarist/vocalist, Eddie Keith McCourt, and it was love at first sight. On Sept. 30, 1985, they married and he will miss their playful bantering after 30 years of marriage.
    Her strong, loving spirit will also be remembered by her two children, April Dawn McCourt, and Melissa Kay McCourt (Matt) D’Angelo, all of Winder, Ga,; two sisters, Debbie (Larry) Grass of Madison, W.Va., and Rhonda Michele Vickers of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and her loving cat, Simbalou, who was always by her side.
    She was employed as a trained chef while living in Georgia. When she moved back to W.Va., she became a devoted homemaker who enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, rescuing animals and raising her family.
    Her request for cremation has been honored and her family will have a Celebration of Life Service at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to Eddie McCourt ,195 Little Sand Run Rd., Buckhannon, WV 26201.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the family of Evelyn McCourt.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Judy Lane Wolfe
    Judy Lane Wolfe, age 67, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
    She was born March 6, 1949, in Harman: a daughter of the late Gorman B. and Loreta Rowan Wolford.
    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph W. Goodwin; infant sons, Danny and David Goodwin; and infant daughter, Vicky Freeman.
    She is survived by three sons, Ralph J. (Delsie) Goodwin, Ronald (Tammy) Goodwin and William T. Wolfe, all of Buckhannon; two daughters, Martha S. Posey and Kelli A. Villagomez, both of Buckhannon; numerous loving grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Aaron Wolford and Gary Branson (Barbara) Wolford, all of Buckhannon; her second husband, William R. Wolfe of Buckhannon; several nieces, nephews and her beloved dogs, Higgins and Gertie.
    She was a homemaker.
    Friends were received Saturday, July 16, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service was held Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Cutright officiating. Burial followed in the Ten Mile Baptist Cemetery in Ten Mile.
    Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.
    Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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