Lorah Houghton Martin
Lorah Houghton Martin, 92, “The Poet Lady” of Strange Creek died September 25, 2007 at he Heartland of Charleston Nursing Home.
She was born August 7, 1915 one of ten children to the late Charles W. and Rosa Henderson Houghton.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Eureka United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by husband, Lewis Martin; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Martin; one great grandson; three sisters; four brothers.
She is survived by two sons and their wives, Jackie and Janet Martin of Charleston and Lowell and Kathy Martin of Marmet; daughter, Edie Widder of Ohio; three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and eleven great great grandchildren; sisters, Iva Farley of Lisbon, OH and Mozelle Brown of Summersville.
Many thanks to all at the Heartland of Charleston. The family especially wants to thank Sam, Beverly, Vanessa, Roberta, Michelle and Dr. Sheth for the excellent nursing care of their mother, and also thanks to Lisa and Summer, we will always remember you all.
Services were held on Friday, September 28 at the Eureka United Methodist Church, Strange Creek with Rev. Johnny Conrad officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Eureka United Methodist Church, c/o Marjorie Young, HC 75 Box 16, Strange Creek, WV 25063.
Arrangements were made by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home.
Selby Neal Kendall
Selby Neal Kendall, 86, of Fairmont, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday (Sept. 25, 2007) at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg. He was born on Dec. 1, 1920, in Elmira, one of fifteen children to the late Francis Lee and Bertha Olive Edgell Kendall.
Mr. Kendall proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army. Selby was stationed in England and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant with the 442nd Air Service Group. He worked as a telephone and telegraph lineman until his separation from the military. Selby then worked for Alcan Aluminum for approximately thirty years as a Maintenance Worker until his retirement.
Selby was a member of the Fairmont Meadowdale Wesleyan Church. He loved his church and enjoyed all music, especially gospel. He worked as a handyman for many years after his retirement, helping family, friends and neighbors with home repairs, projects and mowing. Selby will be remembered as a kind, quiet and independent man who remained active until just a few months ago. He enjoyed his early morning, two mile walks. He loved the wildlife and enjoyed feeding the birds and deer.
Selby is survived by his sister, Macie Jarvis and her husband Russell of Richmond, Va.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Selby was preceded in death by his sisters, Maysel Jarvis, Pearl Brown, Chloe Richardson, Myrtie Cottrill, Iza Lowers, Hazel Hall, Vera Hosie, Delphia Tanner, Violet Teets and Bonnie Kendall, who died in infancy; his brothers, Ambert Kendall, Adrian Kendall and Drexel Kendall, who died in infancy.
Services were held at the Funeral Home on Friday, September 28, 2007 with Pastor Timothy Carpenter officiating. Flag folding rites were conducted by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard at the funeral home. Interment followed at Kendall Cemetery in Braxton County. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Kendall’s family requests that donations be made to the Fairmont Meadowdale Wesleyan Church, RR6 294-AA, Fairmont, WV 26554.Online condolences may be sent to Selby’s family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dalton S. Moore
Dalton S. Moore, 85, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2007 in VA Medical Center in Huntington.
He was born October 10, 1921 in South Charleston, a son of the late James and Osie Nettles Moore. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his half brothers, David Moore, and Dennis Tanner, and half sister, Bobbi Moore.
Dalton was employed with Union Carbide for over 10 years, then went to work for WV Steel where he retired after 28 years of service as a Sales Executive. Dalton graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. After graduation he became a talented artist and illustrator. He used his talents to enhance his professional and personal life. He was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans. He was a US Marine in WWII in the South Pacific. He left school to join the US Marines before Pearl Harbor. He was in the first landing on Guadalcanal and served as a machine gunner throughout the campaign which was one of the most historic battles in American history.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis, son, Merritt Evans Moore and his wife Elaine, grandson, Matthew Evans Moore, all of St. Albans, his sister, Dottie Woods, of Cincinnati, OH, and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Dalton’s life was held Saturday, September 22, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Hyde officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, with military graveside rites conducted by the USMC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highlawn Baptist Church or The Salvation Army.
Online condolences can be made at www.casdorphandcurry.com.
Brantie Lee Skidmore
Brantie Lee Skidmore, 88, of Gassaway went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 26, 2007.
He was born September 7, 1919 a son of the late Bailey and Rebecca Boggs Skidmore.
He was a member of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church and worked for the B&O Railroad for 36 years.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Orpha; brothers, Harlen, Archie and Roy.
He is survived by his wife, Ina Rose Curry Skidmore; sons, Rodney and Randy both of Gassaway; sisters, Ruby of Hurricane and Ruth of Charleston.
Services were held on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Pastor Marvin Given officiating. Burial will be in the Beall’s Mill Cemetery, Gassaway.
Ancel Leon Friend
Long-time Gassaway businessman and farmer, Ancel Leon Friend, 79, of Chapel, WV died Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
The son of Andrew P. and Eula B. Mowery Friend, he was one of ten siblings, all deceased except Robert Friend of Raleigh, North Carolina. Ancel was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Stewart Friend.
He is survived by present wife, Diana Stokely Friend; three children, Sharon Craft of Bristol, VA, Kathy Hays and spouse Jim of French Creek, WV, and Richard Friend and spouse, Debbie of Aurora, WV; stepson, John Stokely and wife June; grandchildren, Trent Craft, Todd Craft and wife Amy, Jessica Hays and Erica Hays; step grandchildren, Christian and Nicole Stokely.
Services were held Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. William Griffin and Pastor Bill Carr officiating. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery, Chapel.
Alma Stout Wilson
Alma Stout Wilson, 95, of Sutton, WV died September 25, 2007 at home. She was born January 10, 1912 in Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late William and Sarah Cooper Stout. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Noah Ross Wilson, her daughter Jackie Bird and grandson Richard Bird.
She was a member of the Cutlipsville Methodist Church, and was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company with 25 years of service.
She is survived by one granddaughter, Susie Ayala of Anthony, FL; one grandson, Wade Bird of California; one great grandson, Sam and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 1:00 pm at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV with Rev. Bill Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, WV.
On-line condolences may be sent to greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com.
Mary Lou Thompson
Mary Lou Thompson, 77, of Gassaway died September 27, 2007 at home.
She was born February 25, 1930 at Charleston a daughter of the late Orvin R. and Mary E. Fraser James.
She owned her own slipcover business for many years. She was a Methodist and member of the Bridge Club of Miami, FL.
She was preceded in death by husband, Charles F. Thompson Jr.
She is survived by sons, Charles F. Thompson III of Titusville, FL, Stuart Alan Thompson of South Haven, MS; daughter, Terri Lynn Thompson of Miami, FL; brothers, Orvin R. James Jr. and William “Bill” James both of Gassaway, Charles James of Grafton; grandchildren, Christopher, Johnny, Emily and George; great grandchild, Sophia.
Services were held on Monday, October 1, 2007 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Steven E. Dorsey officiating. Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.
Sandra Joann Given
Sandra Joann Given, 65, of Sutton, passed away Wednesday Sept. 26, 2007 in CAMC Memorial Div. in Charleston, WV after a short illness.
She was born on August 12, 1942 in Sutton the daughter of the late Hunter and Loretta Mae Collins Young. Sandra was a homemaker, Baptist by faith and was a bowling enthusiast, a member of the Thursday Morning Coffee League.
She is survived by her husband Stanton Given of Sutton; Daughter, Denise Joann Given-Drake of Hookstown, PA; Sons Kerry Noel Given of Little Birch and Kevin Gale Given of Gassaway. Sister, Carol Greenleaf of Vermillion, OH. 9 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday September 30, 2007 at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV with the Rev. Marvin Given officiating. Burial followed in the Sutton Cemetery in Sutton, WV. Online condolences may be sent to www.stockertgibson.com.
Hobert Roy Metz
Hobert Roy Metz, 83, of Burnsville died Saturday, September 29, 2007 at his home in Burnsville after a long illness.
Hobert was born on July 23, 1924 in Gassaway, Braxton County, the son of the late Harley and Ellie Metz. He was a retired carpenter, welder and six year US Navy Veteran of WWII.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Harry Metz, Hurley Metz and Harold Metz. Sisters, Mary Helen Jones, Hilah Cutlip and Hattie Wiant.
Hobert is survived by four daughters, Jesse Belknap of Burnsville, WV, Janis Dean of Orlando, WV, Jeanette Potter of Weston, WV and Jerry Williams of Mogadore, OH. Twelve grandchildren: Marcia Wright of Burlington, NC, Jamie Lockard of Flatwoods, WV, C.J. Belknap of Burnsville, WV, Carol Dean of Burnsville, WV, Charles Dean of Burnsville, WV, Crystal Dean of Orlando, WV, Tonya Estep of Duck, WV, Keri Westfall of Buckhannon, WV, Ashley Allen of Normantown, WV, Jackie Belknap of Glenville, WV, Holly Hogsed of Weston, WV, and Kaycee Williams of Mogadore, OH.
Seventeen great grandchildren: Drew (Peanut) Wright, Hayden (Cricket) Wright and Noah (Grasshopper) Wright all of Burlington, NC; Payton (Chug) Lockard and Baylea (Sugar Babe) Lockard of Flatwoods, WV; Dylan (Turtle) Dean and Kieran (Dangermite) Dean of Orlando, WV; Marilyn (Pretty Girl) Conley and Nicole (Little Flower) Helmick of Burnsville; Monica Rice of Glenville, WV; Chyann Jarrett of French Creek, WV; Tori (Sunshine) Estep and Taylor (Moonbeam) Estep of Duck; Trenton (Skeeter) Westfall of Buckhannon, WV; Issac (Fireball) White of Normantown, WV; Colden (Skooter) Belknap pf Burnsville, WV; and Shayllyn Belknap of Glenville, WV.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 2:00 pm at the Burnsville United Methodist Church with Pastor Delmus Singleton officiating. Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV is in charge of the arrangements.