Roy M. Sanders
Roy M. Sanders, 84, of Poca died March 29, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital.
He was a retired coal miner and an army veteran.
Surviving: son, James R. Sanders of Poca; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House, with the Rev. Bob Sigman officiating. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
John C. Moore
John C. Moore, 54, of Scott Depot died March 23, 2004, at his residence.
He was an employee for the state of West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, a recipient of two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
Surviving: wife, Sherry L. Moore; son, Casey Moore of Scott Depot; daughter, Jami Moore of Charleston.
Private graveside service was held March 29, 2004 at Montgomery Memorial Park. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, was in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Putnam County EMS, 3389 Winfield Road, Winfield WV 25213.
Ronald D. Trent
Ronald D. Trent, 50, of Scott Depot, formerly of Salem, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, following a short illness.
He was born January 30, 1954 in Clarksburg, the son of the late Amos Trent and Mrs. Ralph “Chris” Trent Thompson of Clarksburg.
He graduated from Salem High School, class of 1972. While in Salem, he attended the Seventh Day Baptist Church, was a volunteer Fire Fighter, part-time police officer, and a member of the Harrison County EMS. After leaving Salem, he worked for the Public Service Commission and was an insurance agent and private investigator.
Surviving in addition to his mother: wife, Connie L. Trent of Scott Depot; stepdaughter, Rachel Cox; stepson, Joseph Cox; adopted daughters, Kimberly Harris and Jessica Nida; sister, Rebecca Wright of Clarksburg; brothers, Terry M. Patterson of Fairmont, Jimmy Trent of Clarksburg, and Robert Trent of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Austin T. Cox, Boyd T. Baire, Bodie Baire, Tabatha Baire, Raven Gilmore, and Kade Gilmore.
Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas S. Watson
Thomas S. Watson, 88, of Winfield died March 27, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Huntington.
Born September 7, 1915 in Winfield, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Mize Watson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Garnett M. Watson, his sons-in-law, John Paul Hensley and Benjamin W. Hedrick, brothers, Wesley Watson, John Watson Sr., and James Watson; and sisters, Elsie Lawrence and Clovicie Thevenin.
He was a construction worker, having helped build many of the bridges, locks, dams and power plants along the Kanawha River and in the Kanawha Valley. He was a lifelong resident of Winfield and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.
Surviving: daughters, Mary Jean Edwards and her husband, Clay, of Scott Depot, Betty J. Hensley of Winfield, and Patricia Hedrick of Scott Depot; grandchildren, Michael Cornell, Ruth Foster, Richard Cornell, Rebecca Cornell, Teresa Sayre, John T. Hensley, Yvonne Wilkinson, Craig Hedrick, Sarah Smith and Thomas Hedrick; 11 great-grandchildren.
Service was held Monday, March 29, 2004, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with Pastor Doug McComas officiating. Burial was in Winfield Cemetery.
James J. Dunphy
James J. “Joe” Dunphy, 85, of Hurricane died March 25, 2004, at the VA Medical Center, Huntington.
Born July 26, 1918 in Cloquet, Minnesota, he was a son of the late John and Susanna Williamson Dunphy. He was also receded in death by his daughters, Darlene Luther and Patricia McFadden, three brothers and four sisters.
After retiring to Arcadia, Florida, he spent much of his time tending the grounds at Sunny Breeze Golf Course. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and was a member of the VFW Post 9097, Teays Valley.
Surviving: wife, Beatrice Dunphy; daughter, Janice Marslender and her husband, Dan, of Cross Lanes; sister, Doris Reed of Cloquet; brother, Donald Dunphy of Cloquet; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at the Church of Christ, Cross Lanes, with Minister Kenneth Mitchell officiating. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements.
Flossie L. Legg
Flossie L. Covert Legg, 84, of Red House died March 25, 2004, at home following a long illness.
She was a member of Shiloah Independent Church, Red House, and a lifelong resident of Putnam County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Floyd Elsworth Legg, her parents, Roy and Myrtle Covert, two grandsons, four brothers and one sister.
Surviving: daughters and their husbands, Wanda and Thomas Sheridan of Eleanor, Kathy and Robert Workman and Marlene and Clovis Cobb, all of Red House; sons and their wives, Edwin and Phyllis Legg of Buffalo, Gene and Cora Legg of Poca, Roger and Shirley Legg of Scott Depot, Tom and Becky Legg and Ricky and Malinda Legg, all of Red House; sisters, Mae M. Luikart of Red House, Mabel Rayburn of Dunbar, Velma Runion of Midway, and Thelma Covert of Red House; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Shiloah Independent Church with Pastor Larry Covert and Paul Arthur officiating. Burial was in Shiloah Cemetery. Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.
Mary B. Barton
Mary B. Barton, 59, of Hurricane died March 31, 2004.
Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, was in charge of arrangements.
Helen M. McIntosh
Helen M. Jackson McIntosh, 86, of Buffalo died April 1, 2004, in Putnam General Hospital following a short illness.
She attended Starcher Baptist Church, Charleston, and was a homemaker. She was a retired railroad crossing watchperson for New York Central, where she was featured in a newspaper article naming her the only female crossing watchperson at that time.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick H. and Rosa Hall Jackson, son, Raymond E. Jackson, sister, Rosella Swisher, and brother, James S. Jackson.
Surviving: son, Paul E. Jackson of Leet; sisters, Hazel Cavender of Charleston and Lorraine Warner of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Fred Jackson of Chattanooga, Tennessee; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Service was held Sunday, April 4, 2004, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Bishop Mickey Senator officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park.
S. Inez Webb
Mrs. Sylvia Inez Bone Webb, 80, of Hurricane, formerly of Rock Creek, Raleigh County, died April 2, 2004, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, following a short illness.
She was born at Pineknob, Raleigh County, on September 18, 1923, the second of six children of the late William P. Bone and Opha M. Workman Bone. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kermit T. Webb, brother, Tom Bone, sisters, Mary Pritt.
She was a graduate of Marsh Fork High School, Morris Harvey College and Marshall University with a master's degree in elementary school guidance and counseling. She began her teaching career in a two-room school and for 38 years taught in Raleigh County. She was also an elementary school guidance counselor and principal at Mt. View Elementary School. She was a life member of the WV Association of Retired Teachers Employees, a life member of the National Education Association, and a life member of Girl Scouts USA.
Surviving: children, Bobbie Farley and husband, Jim, of Cincinnati, David Webb and wife, Mary Kaye Staggers, of Burlington, West Virginia, and Randall Webb and wife, Wanda, of Damascus, Maryland; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Ted Bone and wife, Kathryn, of Cross Lanes; sisters, Louise Worley and husband, Curtis, of Punta Gorda, Florida and Betty Bone of Huntington.
Service was held Monday, April 5, 2004, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane, with Dr. Dan A. Hogan officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery, Rock Creek. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the Matthew Webb Scholarship Fund, First United Bank and trust, PO Box 557, Oakland MD 21550; or Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 156, Hurricane WV 25526.
Sally Ann Ellis
Sally Ann Polcyn Ellis, 73, of Hurricane died April 3, 2004.
She was born on July 9, 1930 in Kanawha County, the fourth of 13 children of Martin and Elsie Walker Polcyn, who preceded her in death.
She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1949 and married Bobby Joe Ellis of Hurricane on November 3, 1951. During her marriage of 53 years, she and her husband raised four children, Catherine Ellis of Charleston, South Carolina, Bobby Joe Ellis Jr. of Hurricane, Cindy Moses of Hurricane, and Martin Ellis of Winchester, Ohio. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; 12 brothers and sisters; numerous nieces and nephews.
Service was held Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at First Baptist Church of Hurricane, with the Rev. Jim McGehee officiating. Graveside service was held at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to CORE, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, 204 Sigma Drive, RIDC Park, Pittsburgh PA 15238.