Martha Morrison Brosius
Martha Morrison Brosius, 80, a lifelong resident of Sutton, WV, died January 1, 2008 at her home. She was born July 17, 1927 in Sutton, WV, a daughter of the late Earle and Delila Adams Morrison of Sutton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy J. Brosius and son David A. Brosius MD.
She was a member of Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton and an active member of the Marshall University Alumni Association.She is survived by a sister Anna Parker of Dayton, OH and several loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Christ Church United Methodist, 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 6, 2008 with Rev. Doug Smailes officiating. Burial followed in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, WV.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to David A. Brosius Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Marshall University.Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV is serving the Brosius family.
Carl W. Reed
Carl W. Reed, 80, of Falls Mills, WV passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at his home after a short illness.
He was born on April 9, 1927 at Glenville, WV a son of the late Emory French and Lovie Belle Casto Reed. He was a retired farmer.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Margaret Modesitt and Madeline Reed.He is survived by a nephew, James Modesitt of Weston, WV. Special thanks to caregiver, Sandy Claypoole.
Funeral services were held on Friday, December 21, 2007 at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV with Rev. Earl Clayton officiating. Burial followed in the Falls Mills Cemetery.
Eileen F. Johnson
Eileen F. Johnson, 57, of Elizabeth, died December 23, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born September 8, 1950 in Baltimore, MD the daughter of the late Paul Ziegler and Eileen M. (Taylor) Ziegler.
Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Johnson of Jeffersonville, IN and Kathy Johnson of Parkersburg and granddaughter, Abigail Deaton of Parkersburg.In keeping with Mrs. Johnson’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral.
Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line guests may send condolences to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.
Randel D. Pointer
Randel D. Pointer, 68, of Frametown, WV passed away on Monday, December 17, 2007 at his home after a long illness.
He was born in Calhoun County, WV a son of the late Denzel and Belva Starcher Pointer.
He was a US Air Force Veteran and retired from Goodyear Aerospace Corp in Akron, OH.He is preceded in death by his parents and step-son, Wesley Allen Burkett.
He is survived by his wife, Angeline Cornwell Pointer of Frametown; son, George L. Pointer of Akron, OH; step-son, Michael Burkett of Parkersburg, WV; daughters, Tawney Pointer and Kimberly Harbert both of Akron, OH; step-daughter, Debra M. Burkett of Atlanta, GA; brother, Lester Pointer of Akron, OH.
A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at New Life Chapel in Frametown, WV.Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home in Flatwoods is serving the Pointer Family.
Samuel Facemire, our most loving husband, daddy, brother, friend slipped from our arms into peace on January 1, 2008 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. He battled heart disease and diabetes, and while his spirit longed to keep fighting, his heart could give no more.
Sammy was born in Sutton, WV on March 26, 1952. He attended Sutton High School and was among the first graduating class of Braxton County High School in 1970. He was a proud alumnus of West Virginia University, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Studies Education.
A local businessman for over two decades, Sam, along with Gary Clifton, opened Clay Foodland in 1976. The business would soon grow to Facemire Foods and expand to stores in Grantsville, Glenville, Elk River and Cherry River during his 25 years with the company. He went on to own and operate the Flatwoods and Webster Springs Subway Restaurants.
A man of many gifts and talents, Sammy’s involvement in boy scouts as a youth contributed to his great love of the outdoors. An avid sportsman,
Sammy’s biggest joy in life, outside of family and friends, was being in the woods or on the lake, enjoying and experiencing the beauty of Canada. He introduced many to his northern Paradise.
Sammy was a lifelong member of Christ Church United Methodist, in Sutton. His church family held a very special place in his heart. Helping out with Men’s Breakfast and writing letters to home-bound members of the church and local community were a large part of his personal ministry.
He was a member of the Flatwoods Lions Club, the Braxton County Gun Owner’s Association, the Mountaineer Athletic Club, and a proud, lifelong member of the Democratic Party.
He was preceded in death by his beloved brother Scottie, his father Osberne and mother Josephine, father-in-law Cecil Lough, sister-in-law Shirley Barnette and brother-in-law Phillip Teasley.
He is survived by his devoted, adoring wife Alice Lough Facemire, son Andrew Facemire, student at West Virginia University, daughter Ranae Winemiller and son-in law Dennis of Shinnston, sister Susan Schiefer and husband J.B. Schiefer of Sutton, mother-in-law Oleta Lough of Gassaway, brother-in-law Fred Barnette of Herold, Junior Lough and wife Barbara of Sutton, sisters-in-law Helen Javis and husband Terry of Ireland, and Charlotte Teasley of Sestin, FL, niece Jennifer Schiefer of Charleston, many cousins and dear friends.
Words can never express what he meant to those he left behind. Husband, Daddy, Brother, Funeral services were held Saturday, January 5, 2008 at Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton, WV at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Doug Smailes and Dr. John Allen officiating.
Burial followed in the Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, WV. Friends visited from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday, January 4, 2008 at the Greene-Robertson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Braxton County Fellowship Home, 11 South Stonewall St., Sutton, WV 26601.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV is serving the Facemire family.
Michael Dean Swiney
Michael Dean Swiney, 53, of Charleston passed away January 1, 2008, after a long battle with cancer.
He was a 1973 graduate of Sissonville High School, and had 31 years of service with the Carpenters Union Local 1207.
He was an avid Sutton Lake boater and enjoyed going to his camp in Ritchie County.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Russell & Lucille Owen.
Surviving are his wife, Karen Cavender Swiney; daughter Mica Renee Green; former son-in-law, Chad Green; son, Seth Swiney and his wife Renee; grandson, Cole Duane Green; step-grandson, James Anthony Green and a grandson yet to be born; parents, Eugene “Dink” and Charlotte Swiney; brother and sister-in-law, Barry and Ann Swiney; sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Joe Bailey; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held on Saturday January 5, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with Herb Taylor officiating.
His wishes were to be cremated.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.Online condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Swiney family.
George Allen Rose
George Allen Rose, 60, passed away Sunday December 16, at the home of his sister, following a short illness with cancer.
He was born June 8,1947 in Akron and lived most of his life in Lorain.
He attended Lorain Admiral King High School before joining the army, serving in Korea during the Vietnam War. Rose was a self-employed carpet installer.
Survivors include his sons Brian of Hawaii, George Jr. and Dallas of Lorain; daughter Sharon of Columbus; sisters Vicki Brown of Lorain, with whom he made his home, and Debbi Parker of Cowen, WV; brother Fred Rose of Dexter, Mo. and 8 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sons Christopher and Chad Rose; his parents Robert and Josephine (Drake) Rose; brother John Rose and his maternal grandparents John and Anna Drake (of Gassaway).
Funeral services were held at Wyers Funeral Chapel, Elyria.Disabled American Veterans Chapter 20 conducted military honors.
Betty Ruth (Hart) Ayers
Betty Ruth (Hart) Ayers, 73, went home to be with the lord on Dec. 28, 2007 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna after a long illness.
She was born Jan. 28, 1934 in Braxton County, WV to the late Albert and Esta (Dunlap) Carr. She has lived in Ravenna the past 40 years and retired from Wal-Mart in Streetsboro.
Survivors include her daughter Janet Benton of Cleveland, TN., son Charles R. (Wanda) Hart of London, KY, daughter Karen (Jack) Linger of Rosedale, WV, son William (special friend Carolyn) Hart of Ravenna, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and sister Carol Wright of Rosedale, WV.
No calling hours will be held, cremation has taken place, private family services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Lung Association Research Fund, 61 Broadway, New York, New York 10006.
Arrangements by Shorts Funeral Homes Ravenna Chapel.
Gerald “Pete” L. Kniceley
Gerald “Pete” L. Kniceley, 65, of Gassaway died January 4, 2008 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
He was born June 26, 1942 in Charleston, a son of the late N. Ray and Nellie Canfield Kniceley.
He was retired from the Braxton County Board of Education and was a member of the Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton.
He is survived by children, Jane Boggs, Erica Dodge, Chad Kniceley and Jennifer Kniceley; brother, Jackie Ray Kniceley; step-mother, Deloris Kniceley; Step-brother, Ward Case; step-sister, Cissy Case; grandchildren, Gary and Sam Boggs and Preston “Little Pete” Tyree; great grandchild, Skylar Marie Boggs.
Funeral services are being held on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Tom Propst and Pastor John Long officiating. Burial will be in the Kniceley Cemetery, Caress.