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  • Robert Lee Bailey
    Robert Lee Bailey, age 72, of Gee Lick Road in Weston, passed away at 8:01 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 in United Hospital Center in Bridgeport following a brief illness.
    He was born in Gassaway on Aug. 25, 1942: a son of the late Lee Mark Bailey and Lucille Virginia Metz Bailey.
    He was twice married, first on Sept. 25, 1961, he married the former Karen Whelan and they were married 21-years before her passing on June 13, 1983. Then on Aug. 11, 1984, he married the former Jennifer Lynn Alfred, who survives and they celebrated 30-years of marriage.
    He is also survived by five children, Robert L. (Sheila) Bailey of Jane Lew, Sharon (Donnie) Roush of Weston, Debbie Spray of Crawford, Holly (Mike) Harris of Weston and Amber (Chris) Heater of Jane Lew; two brothers, Samuel L. (Janice) Bailey of Weston and Larry (Helen) Metz of Gassaway; three sisters, Judy (Bert) Pumphrey, Peggy (Charlie) Kniceley and Jeanne (Steve) Burke, all of Weston; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
    Bailey was the owner and operator of Baileys Dozer Service and he worked for the WV Department of Highways. He was also an honored veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. Bob's personal slice of heaven and sanctuary was his camp on the Middlefork River, where many family memories were made. He was an "undercover engineer" who loved to tinker, fix, repair, restore and fiddle with various projects, big and small.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14.
    Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob King officiating.
    Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Robert Bailey.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Mary Alice Blake
    Mary Alice McHenry Blake, age 79, of Brown Ave in Weston, passed away at 7 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in the INOVA Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Va., following a brief illness.
    She was born at Camden on Oct. 19, 1935: a daughter of the late Elmer Warren McHenry and Stella Lamb McHenry Lawrence.
    On Dec. 10, 1955, she married Thurman Stanton "Jeep" Blake and they celebrated 27-years of marriage before he passed away on May 21, 1983.
    She is survived by four children, Bernard (Anna) Blake of Weston, Mary (Tim) Bumgardner of Weston, Sherri Parks and companion, Rick Posey of Weston and Terry (Louvonne) Blake of Fort Belvoir, Va.; two brothers, Leo Bernard "Bud" (Alice) McHenry of Newport News, Va. and William "Bill' McHenry of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sisters, Ruth Ann (Darrell) Talbott of Camden, Helen Marie "Dot" Butler of Weston and Carol Frances Bush of Port Deposit, Md.; 12 grandchildren, Melissa Parker, Robbie Kelley, Tommy Blake, Amanda Baldwin, Brittani Grogg, Danielle Parks, Tiffani Parks, Brandon Parks, Terry D. Blake, Allison Blake, Jonathan Blake and Nickolas Blake; 11 great-grandchildren, Ryan Parker, Terani Parker, Zack Kelley, Cody Kelley, Stewie Kelley, Kelsi Lewis, Ashlynn Blake, Jayson Blake, James Kaiyden Gregory, Avari Nutter and Issac Rice; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Hope McHenry and Ada Kathleen "Kate" Hall; one niece, Susan Hall; and one infant brother, Charles Warren McHenry.
    Mary Alice was retired from the Weston State Hospital with 28-years of service and was a member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who were the light of her life.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 3 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
    Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Justice officiating.
    Interment will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery at Linn.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Mary Blake.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Barbara Ellen Butcher
    Barbara Ellen Butcher, age 54, of Quarry Glenn Drive in Weston, passed away in the early evening on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center of Elkins, following an unexpected illness.
    She was born in Weston on Feb, 19, 1960: a daughter of the late Elmer Ralph Riffle and Mary Ellen Seibel Riffle Westfall, who survives in Weston.
    She is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Maries (Jason) Fisher of Weston, and Christina Marie (David) Dobbins of Cedarville; five grandchildren, Tyler Sprouse, Brandon Fisher, Kaylee Fisher, Triston Dobbins and Adalyn Dobbins; one brother, Edwin Ralph Riffle; and companion Randall Scott Warner.
    She worked various jobs throughout her life including security and home health care. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren, who were the light of her life.
    Barbara's request for cremation has been honored. Family and friends gathered for a Memorial Service at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 6 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
    Interment will be held at the Pumphrey Cemetery at a later date.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Barbara Butcher.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Willard Stanton Crowe
    Willard Stanton Crowe, age 84, of Parkersburg, passed away Dec. 14, 2014, at the Charleston Area Medical Center.
    He was born March 29, 1930, in Webster Springs: a son of the late Cecil and Goldie Life Crowe.
    He was a graduate of Webster Springs High School and had worked for the Charles Dodd Funeral Home, Webster Springs as an ambulance and funeral attendant. He was a member of the last class to graduate from the Cleveland College of Mortuary Science.
    He was drafted into the U.S. Army Combat Engineers, serving from 1952 to 1954 as a staff sergeant. After being honorable discharged, he worked for C&O Railroad. Willard graduated from the WV State Police Academy in 1958 beginning his 20-year service with the WV State Police and retiring as a Corporal in 1978. After his retirement, Willard worked for several funeral homes in the Wood County and Parkersburg area before joining the staff at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and serving as a valued funeral director and friend for the last 25-years.
    Willard was noted for his self discipline and attention to detail in all areas of his life and service. He enjoyed tinkering in his workshop and loved being a part of his grandchildren's activities. He was a Baptist by faith.
    Willard is survived by his son, Walter S. (Debbie) Crowe of St. Marys, Ohio; his daughter, Dianna Tangari of Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Anthony Tangari, Travis Crowe and Samantha Crowe; two great-grandchildren, Isaac and Anthony Tangari; one brother, John Crowe of N.C.; and two sisters, Norma (Pete) Duncan of Pt. Pleasant, and Carrie Ashcraft of Shinnston.
    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle C. Crowe, in 1991; two brothers and one sister.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St. Parkersburg.
    Burial will follow at the Weston Masonic Cemetery in Weston, with WV State Police officers serving as pallbearers.
    Visitation will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
    An online guestbook for condolences is available at www.lamberttatman.com.
  • Harvey Lee Davisson
    Harvey Lee Davisson, age 76, of 1294 Right Freemans Creek Road in Weston, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in the Charleston Area Medical Center-Memorial Division of Charleston, following an extended illness.
    He was born in Lewis County on July 10, 1938: son of the late Hazel Harvey Davisson and Genevieve Marie (Lattea) Davisson.
    On Dec. 31, 1963, he married Velma Gay (Riffle) Davisson, who survives.
    He is also survived by three daughters, Patricia "Trish" (Kenny) Lowther, Sandra (David) Goldsmith and Betty (Roger) Pumphrey, all of Weston; and four sons, Michael Davisson of Weston, Harvey H. "June" (Doris)Davisson of Walkersville and Billy (Emma) Davisson and Michael (Kayla) Davisson, Jr., both of Weston.
    Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, Marsha, Josh, Amber, Brittney, Chris, Tyler, Brandon and Shelbi Davisson, Bradley Goldsmith, Dinhia Lowther and Laura Pumphrey; and six great-grandchildren, Bryson O'Meara, Wyatt Davisson, Aleah Lorentz, Bronson Marple and Hunter and Riley Davisson.
    He was also survived by two sisters, Margaret Davisson of Weston and Lucille Davisson of Md., and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents, Davisson was preceded in death by one sister, Reva Davisson and one daughter-in-law, Shelly Davisson.
    Early in Davisson's working career, he worked on the drilling rigs. He later worked for L.J. Gum Company as an equipment operator and mechanic. He retired from Weston Transfer as a mechanic.
    Harvey enjoyed rabbit and coon hunting and loved to watch football and NASCAR. Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids.
    Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Friday, Dec. 12, from 4 - 8 p.m.
    Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Dwayne Brown officiating.
    Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery of Weston.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Harvey may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Harvey Lee Davisson.
  • Clarence Melvin Siders
    Clarence Melvin Siders, age 77, of Clarksburg died at 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at Salem Genesis Center in Salem.
    Mr. Siders was born Feb. 13, 1937 in Bristol, Harrison County: a son of the late Hugh James Siders and Percilla Moore Siders.
    On June 3, 1956 he married Winiford LaVaughn Sutton, who proceeded him in death on Dec. 23, 1982.
    Surviving are two daughters, Teresa Dawn (Danny) Lynch of Lake Floyd of Salem, and Trina (Robert) Gerrard of Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Ashley L. Gerrard, Benjamin O. Gerrard, Lori Hausvatter and Larisa D. Lynch; and four great-grandchildren.
    Also surviving are one brother, Lawrence Siders of Salem; and one sister, Edna Jean Davis of Bristol. One brother, Hugh Siders, Jr. is deceased.
    Mr. Siders was a member of the Bristol United Methodist Church, Clarksburg Moose Lodge #52, retired from CSX Railroad with 27-years of service and served in the Salem National Guard Company C for 20-years.
    At his request, Mr. Siders will be cremated and a memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 19, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Everlasting Life Mausoleum at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bonnie Starkey officiating.
    Morris Funeral home of Jane Lew is in charge of the arrangements for Clarence Melvin Siders.
  • Edward G. Snyder
    Edward G. Snyder, age 93, of Ellicott City, Md., formerly of Jane Lew, passed away on Dec. 6, 2014 after a period of failing health.
    He was married 71-years to the former Anna Ruth Swisher, who died in 2013.
    Born in Churchville, he was the youngest of seven children born to the late George R. and Emma Edith White Snyder.
    He is survived by a son, John Edward (Barbara) Snyder of Lancaster, Pa.; and a daughter, Donna Mealey of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Snyder (Matthew) Thomas of Macungie, Pa., John Wesley (Michelle) Snyder II, of Merrimack, N.H., Dale Scott (Susan) Mealey of Towson, Md., and Karen Mealey (Jason) Simmons of Callaway, Md.; and seven great-grandchildren.
    He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
    Mr. Snyder was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a senior gas measurement specialist with Consolidated Gas Supply Corporation, now Dominion Resources, retiring in 1986 after 40-years of service. He was a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church of Jane Lew. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a past Worshipful Master of Rock Cave Lodge #81 AF&AM. He was a volunteer for many years with Lewis County Senior Center and received an award for driving over 40,000 miles taking senior citizens to their medical appointments.
    A memorial service will be held on Jan. 11, in the chapel of Heartlands Senior Living Village, Ellicott City, Md.
    Condolences may be offered online at www.witzkefh.com.


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