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  • Larry Lee Allman
    Larry Lee Allman, age 62, of Jane Lew, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown, following an extended illness.
    He was born Jan. 9, 1952, and was a life-long resident of Jane Lew.
    He is survived by four brothers, Kenneth (Marsha) Allman of Buckhannon, Robert (Shelley) Allman of Lost Creek, John David Allman and Paul Allman, both of Jane Lew.
    He is also survived by two nieces, Rachana Hebb and Erica Allman and three nephews, Joseph Dean, Brandon Allman and Dustin Allman.
    Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jean (Freeman) Allman; and father, Archie Lee Allman.
    Larry was a long-time employee of Mountain State Waste of Weston.
    Larry was known to all as a kind, loving and compassionate man. He took pride in the family farm and was very meticulous in all his endeavors. His love for the outdoors was immense as he enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding and cruising across the fields of the family farm on either his tractor or all-terrain vehicle. Larry was also an avid gun collector. During his time of relaxation, Larry would always take time to call family and friends just to say hello and express his love and caring spirit toward them. He was especially fond of his nephew, Dustin, and sister-in-law, Shelley, who often accompanied him to his yearly Christmas party at work.
    Larry also loved to watch western shows on television as there was not an episode of either Bonanza or Gunsmoke that Larry was not familiar with. His expression of love for his family and friends, enjoying the simple things in life and not wanting for anything will always be remembered. He touched many of their lives and his memory will forever live in their hearts.
    A Celebration of Larry's Life occurred on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Ave in Weston, where funeral services were held on Monday morning Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Weston.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Larry may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Larry Lee Allman.
  • Paul Glen Barker
    Paul Glen Barker, age 88, of Hackers Creek Road in Buckhannon, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in the Louis A. Johnson VAMC in Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
    He was born in Clarksburg on Aug. 16, 1926: a son of the late Doy Barker and Sarah Margaret Bragg.
    On Nov. 26, 1979 he married the former Barbara Heath and they celebrated 34-years of marriage.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Paula Jean (Lawrence) Singleton of Clarksburg; two step-sons, Lester (Lee Marie) Marsh of Weston, and Bobby Marsh and fiancé,' Jennifer, of St. Mary's; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; one brother, Gene Barker of Elkins; and Ty Barker, his beloved dog.
    In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one step-son, Michael Marsh; and two sisters, Dorothy Allison and Loretta Barker.
    Paul was retired Fire Chief of the Clarksburg Fire Department. He was an outdoor enthusiast, known by his close friends as "Boone," who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he held the WV record for largest brown trout.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Funeral Services will follow at 2:30 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wease Day officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. 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 Paul Barker.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Gerald Joseph Cawthon
    Gerald (Jerry) Joseph Cawthon, age 75, of Gassaway, went home to be with his Lord, Friday Oct. 24, 2014 at his residence.
    He was born Feb. 18, 1939 in Weston: the son of the late John (Ross) and Catherine Irene Duvall Cawthon.
    In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Cawthon; and grandson, David Joseph Hart.
    Jerry was a inspector for WV Department of Highways, a member of Gassaway United Methodist Church, a member of Gassaway Masonic Lodge #133 and was a member of the National Guard Reserve. Jerry had a great love of bluegrass music and loved to play his mandolin for many to enjoy.
    He leaves behind to cherish his memory is his wife, Vicki Catherine Burr Cawthon; son, Michael (Carolyn) Cawthon of Leatherwood; daughters, Cathy (Larry) Grogg of Sutton, Alicia (Jon) McLaughlin of Chapel and Sharon (Rocky) Hines of Cowen; step-son, Travis (Donna) Collins of Weston; step-daughter, Amber (Bill) Lunceford of Webster Springs; sister, Barbara Gum of Weston, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
    Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Gassaway United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen White officiating. Family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. before the service.
    In lieu of flowers family suggest donations be made to: Hearts of Hope, 136 Lee St. Gassaway, WV 26624.
    Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Cawthon family.
    Online condolences may be sent at www.greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com.
  • Thomas A. Craig
    Thomas Anthony Craig, age 29, of Stephens City, Va., died on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at the Winchester Medical Center of Va..
    Thomas was born on Dec. 28, 1984 in Winchester, Va.: the son of Gregory Craig and his wife, Jennifer, of Weston, and Cora Cessna DeHaven and her husband, James DeHaven, Sr., of Winchester, Va.
    Thomas worked for Cellafoam in Winchester, Va., was a 2003 graduate of James Wood High School, attended New River Community College in Blacksburg, Va., was a member of Gainesboro United Methodist Church, loved motocross and was an avid hunter and a devoted father to his daughter, Rylin.
    Surviving with his parents is his daughter, Rylin E. Craig; his companion, Alysa Anderson of Stephens City, Va.; four brothers, Jeffery (Katie) Cessna II, of Poolesville, Md., Hunter Craig and Stephen Warner, both of Weston, and James (Brittney) DeHaven, Jr., of Winchester, Va.; four sisters, Cassandra Craig and Savannah Craig, both of Weston, Melissa (Willie) Rutherford of Winchester; Jennifer (Surag) DeHaven of Washington, D.C.; maternal grandparents, Angy Cessna and Alma DeHaven, both of Winchester, Va.; paternal grandparents, Ralph Craig of Clarksburg and Sandra Craig of Buchannon; maternal great-grandmother, Dotty Clark of Winchester, Va.; and two step-children, Tyler and Avery Anderson.
    Thomas was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Cessna.
    A funeral service was at the Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory in Capon Bridge, on Sunday, Oct. 26. Officiating was Rev. Anthony Wadsworth. Interment was in the Gainesboro Cemetery.
    Family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, Oct. 26.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter, 161 Fort Collier Road, Winchester, VA 22603 or Gainesboro United Methodist Church, C/O Sheila Cave, PO Box 313, Cross Junction, VA 22625.
    To sign an online guest book, please visit giffinfuneralhome.com.
  • Samuel Earl McCartney
    Samuel Earl McCartney, age 78, of Smith Run Road in Weston, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness.
    He was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Duffy, a son of the late Hartzel Earl McCartney and Edith Gay Boggs McCartney Stevens.
    On June 21, 1958, he married the former Mary Dobbins and they celebrated 56-years of marriage.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda (Paul) Ruppert of Glen Allen, Va., and Brenda (Roger) Steele of Southside; four grandchildren, Matthew and Samantha Hall, and Sydney and Seth Ruppert; one sister, Della Rymer of Elkins; one brother, Freddie McCartney of Suffolk, Va.; and two aunts, Ethel McKeown of Barberton Ohio, and Norma McCartney of Va.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Norma Wyant, and one brother, Ronnie McCartney.
    Earl was an honored veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves for six-years. He was employed as a purchasing agent for Dancer Hardware and Supply for 25-years. Then became the owner and operator of Earl's Pump and Supply for 18-years, and in his "spare time" he drove a school bus for the Lewis County BOE. He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Weston, Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #40 of Weston, Lewis County Shrine Club, Nemesis Shrine Temple of Parkersburg, Weston Masonic Lodge #10 A.F. & A. M, and the St. John's Commandery #8 Knight Templar.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Nettles officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by the Lewis County Honor Guard. Masonic Graveside Rites will be held by Weston Lodge # 10 A.F.& A.M.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to People's Hospice at 327 Medical Park Dr., Bridgeport, WV 26330.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Earl McCartney.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Ruth E. Turner
    Ruth E. Moneypenny Turner, age 90, of Broad Run Road in Jane Lew passed away at 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.
    She was born at her home place on Cabin Run of Copley, July 23, 1924: a daughter of the late William F. "Willie" Moneypenny and Martha Exline Moneypenny.
    On April 17, 1948, she married C. Hunter Turner and they celebrated 31-years of marriage before his passing on July 9, 1979.
    Her hardworking, dedicated nature will be carried on by her four children, Clydette Cowgar and significant other, Bryan Wilt, William Turner, Gary (Pam) Turner, all of Jane Lew, and John Turner and significant other, Denise Carson of Copley; seven grandchildren, Sherri Herauf, Alisa Chappell, Melissa Turner, Jamie Turner, Chad Turner, Shawn Turner and Jonathan Turner; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, one sister, JoAnn Moneypenny of Weston; brother-in-law, William Kinney of Jane Lew; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Putter, who misses her very much.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William Moneypenny Jr.; two sisters, Ella Moneypenny and Essie Kinney; and one grandchild, Teresa Dawn Turner.
    Ruth graduated from Weston High School class of 1949 then worked at General Hospital, City Hospital, Weston State Hospital and retired from Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed working in her flower gardens, mowing her own grass and watching the wildlife that frequented her property. She enjoyed embroidery, gospel music and puzzles.
    Her family was her greatest blessing and they will always remember waking up every morning to the smell of homemade biscuits wafting through the house and the big holiday dinners at her house that were filled with plenty of fun and laughter. She was Methodist by faith.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 5 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bonnie Starkey and Pastor Roger Brown 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 Ruth Turner.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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