- Wayne Franklin Blake
Wayne Franklin Blake, age 93, of McGuire Park Community in Weston, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston. He had been blessed with a long, active life and he made the most of every minute of it.
He was born in Orlando, Braxton County on Feb. 23, 1921: a son of the late Marion John Blake and Charlotte Ethel Skinner Blake.
On May 5, 1950, he married the former JoAnn Skinner who survives and they celebrated 64-years of marriage together.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Debbie (Rex) Helmick and Loretta J. Blake, all of Weston; one grandson, Clinton Adam Helmick, of Weston; three great-grandchildren, Brayden, Bailey and Brynlee Helmick; two brothers, Faye (Thelma Jean) Blake of Berlin and Charlie (Martina) Blake of Horner; two sisters, Opal Hall of Weston and Nina Hardman of Horner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, John Wayne Blake; six brothers, Lide Lee, Cecil Burton, Doc, Bud, Pat and Francis Blake; and three sisters, Catherine Gould, Edna Ware and Goldie Rogers.
Wayne was an honored veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Army. He retired from the Lewis County Board of Education as a school bus driver with 42-years of service.
He was a member of the C.C.C., the East Lewis Lions Club, the Stonecoal United Methodist Church and he attended the Georgetown Community Church. He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, clogging and bowling. He had been an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan since 1934. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson and great-grandchildren, who were the light of his life.
Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Adam Burkhammer and Rev. Jay Burkhart officiating. Interment will follow in the Miller Cemetery at Horner. Full military honors will be accorded by the Lewis County Honor Guard and the U.S. Army.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Wayne Franklin Blake.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- Kieran Ray Claypoole
Kieran Ray Claypoole, age19, of Ireland passed away on Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014.
He was born in Weston on Sept. 22, 1994: son of Tabby Nichole (King) Funk of Barberton Ohio and Jeremy Ray Claypoole of Ireland, also he had a loving step-father, Craig Matthew Funk from Barberton, Ohio and step-mother, Amber Lowther from Ireland.
Kieran is survived by the love of his life, his daughter, Roselea Grace Smith.
In addition to his parents and daughter, Kieran is survived by his two little sisters who he loved very much, Laci C King and Andrea N Hall, both of weston; and paternal grandparents, Jerry and Linda Claypoole of Ireland.
Kieran was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, David and Vicki King.
Kieran loved the outdoors. He loved to camp and hunt, especially for deer. At an early age Kieran also spent a lot of time in the woods hunting with his good buddy Johnny Singleton (uncle lazy). He loved to fish, ride four-wheelers and dirt bikes. Kieran was kind natured, very laid back and enjoyed joking with his family and friends. Kieran loved spending time with them and his beautiful daughter.
Family received friends on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti funeral home in Flatwoods. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Chapel with Rev. Earl Cayton officiating. Interment followed the services in the Green Hill Cemetery.
Sympathy messages and stories may be shared with the family at www.stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, will be caring for the family of Kieran Ray Claypoole.
- Minnie Belle "Sis" Conrad
Minnie Belle "Sis" Conrad, age 89, passed away on Sept, 21, 2014.
She was born on May 17, 1925: daughter of the late Lucy A. Allen and James A. Young. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70-years, Roy "Budge" Conrad, whom she married on Good Friday, April 10, 1941.
Conrad was also preceded in death by brother, Harold Ratliff; sister, Susie O'Dell; son-in-law, Norman "Jack" Toms; and great-granddaughter, Sierra Chevelle Cayton.
Surviving are children, Shirley Y. Toms of Covesville, Va.; Donnie E. (Phyllis) Conrad of Dale City, Va.; Rodney (Becky) Conrad of Bridgeport.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Jeffery F. (BRenda) Cayton of Napier, Jennifer Conrad (Kevin) Inge of Woodbridge, Va., Jeffrey B. Conrad of Dale City, Va., Norman Wayne (Joyce) Toms, Deborah Toms (Chris) Helm and Mark (Monica) Toms; great-grandchildren, Elijah F. (Melanie) Cayton of Napier, Carrie J. Cayton and Matthew Clevinger of Morgantown, Madison Grace Inge of Woodbridge, Va., Brandy Mayle, Brittany Toms, Robbie Toms and Austin Toms; great-great grandchildren, Cheyenne Jones and Caylea Cayton of Napier and Koby Mayle and Tyson Mayle; sisters, Ruby Wine Verdine of Youngstown, Ohio, Erless Conley of Orlando and Donna Solano of Leivasy; brothers, Stanton (Pat) Young of Mt. Nebo and Roger (Ann) Young of Leivasy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She worked at the Napier Post Office. She had served as Sunday school teacher, superintendent and treasurer of the Napier United Methodist Church, and was also affiliated with the Wings of Faith Prayer Group. She was a homemaker, wife and mother, and over the years, had opened her home for those that needed care or a place to stay.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Drive in Flatwoods. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. from the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Delmas Singleton officiating. Interment will follow services at the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be expressed to the family at www.stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods will be caring for the Conrad family.
- Patricia Louise Hissam
Patricia Louise "Pat" Hissam, age 74 of Buckhannon, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born June 3, 1940, in Charleston.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Cam and Bertha Sampson Jarrett and two brothers, Harold Gene Jarrett and Dana William Jarrett.
Pat is survived by her husband, Darrell Hissam, whom she married on July 26, 1962; daughters, Brenda Hissam and Karen (Tim) Knabenshue; son, Terry Hissam; granddaughters, Krista and Karissa Knabenshue; grandson, Patrick Kirk Knabenshue, all of Buckhannon; sisters, Sandra Jarrett of Buckhannon and Debbie Jarrett of Weston, and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and was the pre-K through grade school Sunday school teacher for over 40-years. Pat loved baking and decorating cakes and her grandchildren were her greatest joy.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, with Rev. Calvin McCutcheon officiating.
Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Kanawha Head.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com.
The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon, is in charge of the arrangements.
- Pauline Waldeck
Pauline Waldeck, age 89, of Flower/Cedarville, passed away on Sept. 19, 2014.
She was born on May 22, 1925, in Braxton County: daughter of Worthy Lee (1891-1954) and Macel Mella (Utt) Wilson (1900-1988.) Pauline was the oldest sibling to brothers, Laco and Don, both deceased.
She was a supporter of her community through her willingness to never use the word no. She was a member of Waldeck EUB at Flower and also a member of the Copen United Methodist Church, where she and her mother were eventually the oldest active members before their passing.
She was the devoted wife of a farmer, John G. Waldeck and a passionate partner of farm preservation. She was a member of numerous organizations and honored with the WV Farming Heritage Award in 2009. The farm was also recognized in 2010 as a WV Century Family Farm because it had been an active farm under one name, Waldeck Farm, since 1877, under a span of five generations of Waldecks.
Recognized for spending her life leading by example, hard work and perseverance, she married her life's love and best friend, John G. Waldeck in October, 1942. He preceded her in death. From this union there were three children: Judy Carolyn (Rendal) Stout, Franklin L. (Linda) Waldeck and John M. (Toni) Waldeck, deceased.
Also surviving are four grandchildren, Randal (Kim) Stout; Chris L Waldeck, Shane (Traci) Waldeck and Kent (Kristi) Waldeck; and nine great-grandchildren, Emily, Erin, Ryan and Andrew Stout; Mason, Brooke and Hailey Waldeck; Issac and Harrison Waldeck.
Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, who survive with fond, loving memories of Aunt Polly.
Family received friends at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home in Flatwoods, on Monday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services followed at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ed Wade officiating. Interment will follow at the Cedar Creek Community Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.stockert-paletti.com.
Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Pauline Waldeck.