HELEN LOUISE BURNETT BICE
Helen Louise Burnett Bice, 97, formerly of Shinnston, passed away January 26, 2017, in Gainesville, Florida, where she lived for many years.
Helen loved sewing and quilting and made many quilts over her lifetime. She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurence Russell Bice, of Enterprise, and 5 siblings: Martha Ellen Griffin; Frances Shaffer; Margaret Anderson, Frank A. Burnett, Jr., and Charles L. Burnett.
She is survived by her children: James and wife Judy of Newnan, Georgia; David and wife Shirley of Kissimmee, Florida; and Richard and wife Wendy of Gainesville, Florida. Grandchildren Stephanie Herring of Carrollton, Georgia; Brian Bice of Omaha, Nebraska; Trisha Bice of Port St. Lucie, Florida; and Brooks Bice of Gainesville, Florida, and five great grandchildren.
A graveside service with Pastor Greg Roth officiating and conducted by Harmer Funeral Home was held Wednesday, February 1, at 11:00 a.m. at the Shinnston Memorial Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.harmerfuneralhome.com.
A service of the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.
JOHN EDGAR BOCK, SR.
John Edgar Bock, Sr., 62, of Mannington, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at his residence.
He was born November 11, 1954, in Fairmont, WV, son of Betty Lindsey Bock and the late Larra Bock.
John is survived by his mother; two sons, John Edgar Jr. and Dollie Bock of Mannington, WV, and Justin Michael Bock of Shinnston; one daughter, Mary Joyce and Donald Lowe of Idamay, WV; one grandson, Michael Bock; one granddaughter, Paige Lowe; three brothers, Larra C. and Dorothy Bock of Florida, James and Patricia Bock of Mannington, Myron “Joe” Bock of Mannington; one sister, Linda and John Perkins of St. Marys, WV; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by two infant sisters and one niece, Bobbie Jo Bock.
DAISY PAULINE BURG
Daisy Pauline Burg, 104, of Northview, passed away during the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at the Clarksburg Nursing and Rehab Center.
Daisy was born on October 29, 1912, in Mabie, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Alvie Gordon and Nellie Ann (Reed) Lake.
Daisy was retired as a seamstress from Maiden Form.
She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and gardening.
She is survived by three daughters: Ester Ruth Davis of Clarksburg, Gladys Ellen Ventura of Hartland, MI, and Mary Ann Weekley of Louisville, KY; thirteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; twenty-six great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Daisy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of fifty-four years, George Burg; two sons, Richard G. and Bernard Burg; three daughters, Gracie, Georgie and Dorothy Burg; three sisters, Rebecca Bennett, Sarah Lipscomb and Catherine Zickefoose; and three brothers, John, Basil and Clemer Lake.
Pauline Martin, 93, of Enterprise, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Fairmont General Hospital surrounded by family.
She was born on September 26, 1923, in Fairmont, a daughter of the late Orval Lee and Lillian Irene Shelton Long.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Martin, who passed away on May 13, 2004.
She is survived by her sister, Carol Perry of KY; her niece, Marsha Kay Duckworth and husband Michael “Mick” of Shinnston; her nephew, Roger Lee Hardesty and wife Joyce of Margaret; and niece, Dottie Boyce of Fairmont; her special caregivers, John David and Nancy Hardesty and Gary Hardesty; several great-nieces and nephews; several great-great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Pauline was preceded in death by her sisters, Lora “Toots” Craig and Beulah Hardesty; brothers, Leroy Long, Harry Long and Kenneth Long; and her nephew, Edgar Wayne Hardesty.
Pauline was formerly employed at Westinghouse in Fairmont. She was a very loving aunt and neighbor.
LEE ROY CHIPPS
Lee Roy Chipps, age 79, of Stonewood, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016, at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 7, 1937, in Despard, WV, a son of the late David Earl Chipps and Eva Dale Rogers Butcher.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his companion of over 50 years, Geneva Virginia Brooks Workman, who passed away on June 25, 2016, and three brothers Tommy, William, and John Butcher.
Surviving are two children, Ernest Workman and his wife Stephanie of Richmond, VA, and Joy Chipps of Clarksburg; his stepdaughter, Shirley Skidmore of Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Lloyd Parker, Ronnie Flint, Tommy Flint, Jacob Workman and Nathan Workman; and three sisters, twin sister, Alice Barker of Clarksburg, Aladine Mars of Green Valley, and Louise Lough of Ohio.
Lee Roy was a truck driver for many years having mainly driven for the Harrison County Power Plant through various trucking companies including Nuzum’s Trucking.
SHARON KAY EVANS WILHELM
Sharon Kay Evans Wilhelm, 69, of Shinnston, WV, passed away on November 24, 2016, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born in Portland, Oregon, on April 23, 1947, a daughter of the late Lowell W. Evans and Maxine M. Clouse Evans.
She is survived by her previous husband, Kenneth Wilhelm; two sons, Shane Wilhelm of Mt. Clare and Jason Wilhelm and his wife Katie of Zanesville, OH; one daughter, Mendi Wentz and husband Kevin of Wilsonburg; seven grandchildren, Lisa Marple, Joshua Dutchess, Shane Michael Wilhelm, Zachary Wilhelm, Kason Wilhelm, Aiden Wilhelm and Alexis Wilhelm; six great-grandchildren, David Lee Marple II, Leaunna Dutchess, Aadyn Marple, Keegan Dutchess, Emma Wilhelm and Julianna Wilhelm.
She is also survived by two brothers, Bill Evans and wife Cheryl, and Rex Evans all of Merritt Island, FL; two sisters, Carole Evans of Portland, OR, and Rita Gallimore and husband Joe of FL; as well as several nieces and nephews. Sharon is also survived by her devoted friend and buddy, her cat, “Katy.”
Sharon attended the Duff Street United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
AMANDA JEAN SETI
Amanda Jean Seti, 74, of Stonewood passed away Friday, November 25, 2016, at Meadowview Manor.
She was born May 10, 1942, in Clarksburg; daughter of the late Dominick and Mary Ann Terango Seti.
Amanda is survived by one sister, Joan Parish of Boca Raton, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her siblings James D. Seti, Kathryn Henriksen, and Dominick Seti, Jr., Frank J. Seti.
Amanda was the treasurer with the City of Stonewood for twenty three years. She also worked at Davis Funeral Home. She was a member of the Stonewood Lions Club and Our Lady of Preputial Help Catholic Church in Stonewood. She found her joy in her nieces and nephews.
WANDA JUNE MORELAND AMOS
Wanda June Moreland Amos, age 84, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Belington, WV.
She was born in Buckhannon, WV, the daughter of the late Floyd and Idell Gowers Moreland. Wanda was a homemaker. She was a member of Little Rock Camp Church and enjoyed going to local Gospel sings.
Wanda is survived by her daughter, Pam Amos and her partner, Gene Herbert of Philippi, WV; grandson, Brandon Welch and his wife, Courtney of Clarksburg, WV; a great grandson, Logan Welch of Clarksburg, WV; and many nieces and nephews; and a special four legged dog, Rachel Ray.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donley Ralph Amos; an infant child, Sonny Amos; and one sister, Betty Hawkinberry.
FREDA JEWELL BRITTON AUVIL
Heaven gained another angel when Freda Jewell Britton Auvil, age 87, of Quiet Dell, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016.
Coming from humble beginnings and raised in a time of simple virtues, she lived a life of grace, loyalty, charity, steadfastness, and devotion, guided by an unerring compass of Christian faith.
Mrs. Auvil, the former Jewell Britton was born in Holbrook, WV, on December 24, 1928, the daughter of the late Owen (Vercie Leeson) Britton. She graduated from Doddridge County High School in 1947 and was employed by Monongahela Power Company until she started a family.
United in marriage to the Rev. Kermit Linwood Auvil on February 11, 1949. They were married for almost 63 years before his death on December 7, 2011. She was a devoted and loving mother to her four surviving children, sons and daughters-in-law: Gary (Ellen) Auvil, Lyndon (Lonna) Auvil, all of Quiet Dell, WV; Randy (Phyllis) Auvil of Alderson, WV; daughter: Sandra Douglas of Morgantown, WV; ten grandchildren: Christopher (Heather) Auvil, Kery Auvil, Joshua Auvil, Aaron (Mary Ann) Auvil, Ashley Douglas, Clark Douglas, Logan Auvil, Lennon Jewell Auvil, Heather (Jonah) Fisher, and Amber (Brian) Ward; 4 great-grandchildren: KayLee Auvil, Riley Fisher, Reese Fisher, and Leo Ward; and several nieces and nephews.
Jewell is the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Reeder McWilliams and Wilma Doris Hall. She was also preceded in death by her only son-in-law, Stephen Douglas in May 2016.
During her lifetime, she was a faithful and active member of the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church. She served as treasurer for 25 years, assisted with Sunday and Bible school, sang in the choir, played the piano, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed visiting the homebound, those in nursing homes and the hospital. An auxiliary member of the Gideon International, she served in various capacities on the local, district, and state level. She was generous with her time and talents in all aspects of her life.
TERRY FRONSMAN MCCLOUD
Terry Fronsman McCloud, 73, Clarksburg, passed away, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at the United Hospital Center following an extended illness.
She was born on November 3, 1943, in Clarksburg to Wilda James Fronsman.
Ms. McCloud is survived by one son, John Harley McCloud of Clarksburg, and a daughter Jody Elaine Boggess and companion David Lynn DeBarr of Buckhannon. In addition, she was blessed with a grandson Jason Andrew Boggess, a granddaughter Karri Elaine Boggess, and a great granddaughter Arianna Elaine Wilson all of Clarksburg. She also had a special place in her heart with her ex-husband Harley McCloud of Clarksburg. She left behind her fur companions Mocha and Sugar.
In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her only sister, Charlene Hamrick.
Terry was a retired teacher and principal for the Harrison County Board of Education for thirty plus years. She had a calling and passion to help children.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Woofter for his care and compassion.
DOTTIE JUNE LONG
Dottie June Long, 71, of Shinnston passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at United Hospital Center.
She was born October 28, 1945, in Shinnston, WV; daughter of the late Offie and Nellie Bunnell Heater.
Dottie is survived by her husband, Frank Benjamin Long of Shinnston; five sons, Ben and Becky Long of Lumberport, Nathan Long of Mt. Olive, Wan and Tricia Long of Rivesville, Eric Long of New Martinsville, Myron and Mary Long of Clarksburg; one daughter, Lolita and David Belt of Elizabeth; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; one stepson, George and Juanita Kockler of Fairmont; one stepdaughter, Debra Downing Kockler of Ohio; four sisters, Geneva Lemasters of Shinnston, Rosemary Arbogast of Stonewood, Patty and Richard Layfield of Lamberts Run, Juanita and Marvin DeBerry of Meadowbrook; two brothers, Offie “Ruck” and Jacque Heater of Lumberport, Roy Heater of Shinnston. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Naomi Heater, Linda Riley; two brothers, Roger and Russell Heater.
Dottie loved to cook, organize and act in plays, and enjoyed sewing. She was a Sunday school teacher; a beautiful mother and cared for everyone.
ASHLEY DAWN MURPHY
Ashley Dawn Murphy, 26, of East View, WV, passed away unexpectedly on November 23, 2016, at the United Hospital Center.
She was born in Clarksburg, on July 16, 1990, a daughter of Cynthia McNemar Sheuvront of Clarksburg and the late Joseph Landis.
Ashley married Justin Brent Murphy on February 8, 2008, who resides at their home in East View.
She is also survived by two sons, Kaden Joseph Brent Murphy and Bentley Alexander Murphy, both at home; one brother, Matthew Landis of Clarksburg; one sister, Jessica Jones and husband Robert of Clarksburg; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Ashely was a very strong and loving wife and mother. She loved her family and the color pink. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.
SUSAN K. POWELL
Susan K. Powell, 70, of Clarksburg passed away November 25, 2016, at her residence.
She was born June 20, 1946, in Morgantown WV; daughter of the late Herman and Ethel D. Hayhurst Mahaffey.
Susan is survived by one son Jerry Allen Barker Jr. and one Sister Barbara Mahaffey Mace and husband Lee Roy of West Milford.
Susan was a supervisor of tellers at BB&T Bank of Clarksburg; she loved to play Golf, work in her garden and cook.
EVERETT JOB THAYER
Everett Job Thayer, 92 of Clarksburg and also had a residence in Blueridge, GA passed away Friday, November 25, 2016, at the VA Hospital.
He was born in Prestonia, Braxton County, on May 27, 1924, son of the late Job and Dove Dillon Thayer.
He is survived by three children, Ruth Ellen Pemberton, Akron, OH, E.J. Thayer Jr. and wife Patricia, Fairmont, WV, and Neva Daniels, Maysville, GA; five grandchildren, Henry Pemberton, Julie Bane and husband Ryan, Jennifer Thayer, Kati Daniels, and Kyle Falany; great grandchildren, Aiden, Tyler, and LunaMae; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Catherine Dugan Thayer, second wife, Donna Mae Bayan Thayer on June 2, 2014; and twelve brothers and sisters.
Everett was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during WWII. He was a carpenter working for hisself for many years.
PAULINE A. SABATELLI
Pauline A. Sabatelli, age 95, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, passed away on November 25, 2016, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born in Pine Bluff, West Virginia, on September 21, 1921. Pauline was the daughter of the late John and Constance Iaquinta Mally.
Her husband, Leonard Sabatelli, preceded her in death on April 8, 1963.
Mrs. Sabatelli is survived by two sons, Jude Thaddeus Sabatelli and wife Cheryl of Margate, Florida, and John Paul Sabatelli and fiancée Rose Scarcella, of Clarksburg. She is also survived by one brother-in-law, Fortunato J. Barberio, Jr., and one sister-in-law, Janet Sabatelli.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Sabatelli was preceded in death by one brother, William Mally, and four sisters, Rosa Piccolo, Mary Scott, Lucille Marchio and Genevieve Barberio.
Mrs. Sabatelli was a member of St. James Parish, Clarksburg. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society of St. James, where she enjoyed participating in many of their activities, especially making pita piata during the holiday season. The Altar Rosary Society recently honored Mrs. Sabatelli with a 95th birthday party. Mrs. Sabatelli had many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews, whom she enjoyed spending time with and who visited her often. She loved having company in her home and sharing her homemade cookies and her homemade Italian specialties.
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