October 15, 2014

 

 

  • Louise Wanda Bookholt
    Louise Wanda Bookholt, age 86, of Weston, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Seller's Personal Care Home in Jane Lew, following an extended illness. She was born in Beacon, N.Y. on Feb. 10, 1928: daughter of the late Julio Sansovini and Anna (Siegers) Sansovini.
    On Nov. 7, 1946, she married William F. Bookholt, who preceded her in death in 1989.
    She is survived by two children, William T. and Marie Bookholt of Allentown, Pa. and James B. and Elizabeth Bookholt of Weston; four grandchildren, Jenny Neetz, Andrew Bookholt, Anne Cregger and Randy Bookholt; and three great-grandchildren, Megen Rhoads, Emerie Bookholt and Finley Cregger.
    In addition to Bookholt's parents and husband, William, Louise was preceded in death by one brother, Edmund Sansovini.
    She was an employee of Boeing Aircraft Company of New Jersey during World War II. She attended St. Matthew United Methodist Church of Weston. She was a library volunteer at the Louis Bennett Public Library of Weston for 20-years and she loved to read.
    At her request, she will be cremated and there will be no visitation or funeral services.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Mrs. Bookholt may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Donations in memory of Louise Wanda Bookholt may be made in care of the Louis Bennett Public Library, 148 Court Avenue Weston, WV 26452.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Louise Wanda Bookholt.
  • Lowell Thomas Davis
    Lowell Thomas Davis, age 81, of Weston, passed away Oct. 10, 2014 at Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital.
    He was born in Roanoke on Sept. 5, 1933: son of Esker Weese and Bernice Hawkins Davis.
    In 1956 he married RuthDale "Turtle" Brockleman who survives along with sons, Doran Davis and Esker Davis; one daughter-in-law, Cheryl Davis; five grandchildren, Tara (Todd) Arnold of Weston, Corey Davis of Clarksburg, Shane Ciara and Zoe Davis of Weston; and one great-granddaughter, Alivia Reese Arnold; one sister, Mary Margaret Mason of Ellenboro; one brother, Linn (Patricia) Davis of Atwater, Cali.; one sister-in-law, Kay Davis of LaCanada, Cali., and several nieces and nephews.
    He was proceeded in death by his parents, two daughters, Chana Dawn Davis and Laticia Dale Davis; and one brother, Esker K. Davis.
    He graduate from Weston High School Class of 1951. He served as a surgical nurse in the U.S. Army for three-years in Trieste, Italy, and Bad Krebznach, Germany. He attended WVU and Kent State University and was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge 10, Lewis County Shrine and Weston Chapter 40 of the Eastern Star.
    He was a passed owner of Lake Riley and auto-parts store for many years it was also the co-owner of D&L Amoco Service Station in Kent, Ohio for 20-years, he love to call square dance figures and hunt and fish with Soc Rose at Stonewall Jackson Lake.
    He donated his body to West Virginia University, A memorial service will be held at St. Matthews United Methodist Church on Oct. 25, at 4 p.m.
    I lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 120 E. Third Street, Weston, WV 26452 or to the Roanoke Reunion, ? Emma Snider, 954 Bens Run Road, Orlando, WV 26412.
  • Nancy B. Lipps
    Nancy B. Lipps, age 67, of 4309 Gauley Turnpike Road in Heaters, crossed over peacefully Oct. 5, 2014. She fought hard for her family for seven-years and is now at peace.
    Nancy was born on Aug. 3, 1947: the daughter of the late Lloyd Beck and Helen (Scott) Beck, who have welcomed her to Heaven.
    She is survived by her adoring husband, Roy Lee Lipps, whom she married on Aug. 5, 1994.
    Nancy is also survived by her loving daughters, Rhonda Bowers (Kirk) Nowlin of Kissimmee, Fla., Natalie Bowers of Heaters, step-daughter, Minokah Lipps of Dayton Beach, Fla.; and step-son, Rocky Lipps of Weston.
    Also surviving are grandchildren, Erik, Ron, Ethan, Kailian, Jason, Justin, Christopher, Shane and Brooke; and five great-grandchildren.
    Also surviving are three brothers, Michael Beck of St. Cloud, Fla., James Beck of Augusta, Maine, Robert (Alba) Beck of St. Cloud, Fla.; and sisters, Virginia Bass of Independence, Va. and Marianne Smith of St. Cloud, Fla.
    Also surviving are nieces, Roxanne Bass, Sherry Lynn Beck; and nephews, Christopher, Sean, Brian Bowers, Jason Bass, Matthew Smith.
    Nancy was the owner and operator of Nancy's Bar in Heaters for many years. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, country music, cooking and baking. Nancy enjoyed being around her family and friends and having a good time.
    Family received friends on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, from 4 - 8 pm. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wilma Jackson officiating. Interment will follow services in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens in Heaters.
    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 family of Nancy B. Lipps.
  • William Ernest Montgomery
    William Ernest Montgomery, age 89, died peacefully in Escondido, Cali., on Oct. 3, 2014.
    Bill, aka "Ernie" and "Papa," was the second oldest of eight children born to Wm L. and Louise F.
    Montgomery in Lewis County, on Sept. 4, 1925.
    After graduating from Weston HS, Bill moved to Bell, CA. His father died in late 1943. Bill returned to W.Va. to provide for his mother and six siblings. Later, Bill was inducted into the U.S. Army at Ft. Thomas, Ky. He earned a sharp shooter rating and was assigned to the 63rd Division, 253rd Infantry Regiment, Cannon Company in Central Europe. He earned a Good Conduct Medal and the WW ll Victory Ribbon. Staff Sgt. Montgomery received his honorable discharge in May 1946.
    Bill was married to Virginia Taylor from 1950-1963. Together they had one child, Vickie Ann.
    Bill married Carolyn J. Fredrich in 1966. They have a daughter, Christina Leigh.
    The family resided in Rancho Bernardo, Cali., before moving to Escondido, Cali., in 2003. Bill coached girls softball for 10-years, was an officer of the RB Men's Golf Club and a Deacon and an usher at RB Baptist Church. Bill participated in the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in October, 2012. After a 25-year career with the State of California as a quality control manager, he retired to part-time work with the Padres and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
    He enjoyed traveling and loved cruising with Carolyn, playing cards with his grandchildren and watching their weekly games. He enjoyed playing poker and bridge with his friends. An avid sports fan, he cheered for the WV Mountaineers, the Padres and the Chargers. As the family patriarch, he acknowledged the blessings of his children and grandchildren. Bill was a gentleman, courteous and kind, gracious and principled. His manners were impeccable. He met life's challenges courageously, with dignity and humor. Most of all he loved his family and his friends. His life mattered to everyone who knew him. He is with God.
    Bill is survived by Carolyn, his beloved wife of 48-years; his two daughters, Vickie (Paul) Ott, Christina Mendelsohn; six grandchildren, Jenny, Paul (Christine) Jr., Will (Lucy) Ott; and Jake, Coltrane and Finn Mendelsohn; five great-grandchildren, Dylan, Chad, Matthew, James and Alyssa. Bill is survived by siblings, Helen (George) Powell, Pete (Jan), Mary Knight, Shirley (Lyle) Walker and Donald (Twilla); and two sisters-in-law, Paula Montgomery and Barbara F. Kennedy.
    Bill's brothers, Robert and Russell, preceded his passing.
    Interment with military honors will occur at Miramar National Cemetery in Cali. at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to a favorite military organization, The Elizabeth Hospice, the Braille Institute or Moores UCSD Cancer Center.
  • Loretta Jean Pickens
    Loretta Jean Pickens, age 74, of Weston, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
    She was born Oct. 25, 1939 in Clarksburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lena Blakesmith Vernon; her husband, Larmon T. "Bussy" Pickens and three step-children.
    Pickens is survived by three children, Jeff Malone of Weston; David W. (Beth) Pickens of Buckhannon and Troy (Brandi) Pickens of Ireland; five grandchildren, Zackary (Emilee) Pickens and Alysha, Elijah, Bena and Gracie Pickens; two great-grandchildren, Isaac and Maddox Pickens; two step-children, Ericka Pickens and Debbie McCartney, both of Buckhannon; 10 step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Malone of Hagerstown, Md. and Bill Vernon of Willowick, Ohio.
    She was a member of the Elijah Chapel United Methodist Church of Bablin, and she was a homemaker. Jean enjoyed studying her Bible, being with her family, playing cards and working word puzzles.
    The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Alkire Funeral Chapel in Ireland, where services began at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dwayne Brown officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery at Ireland.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com.
    The Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland, is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Ruby Louise Randolph
    Ruby Louise Randolph, age 85, of Smith Run Road in Weston, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.
    She was born in Clarksburg on Aug. 1, 1929: daughter of the late Basil Kincaid and Iris (Ashcroft) Kincaid.
    On Dec. 13, 1952, she married Lyle Randolph, who preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1998.
    She is survived by one daughter, Karen (Matt Harvey) Randolph of Weston; two sons, Alan (Debby) Randolph of Lost Creek and David Randolph of Weston; seven grandchildren, Wilson Harvey, Ross Harvey, Emily (Michael) Daugherty, Kara (John) Elko, Luke Randolph, Brienna Randolph and Brittney Randolph Thompson; and three great-grandchildren.
    She is also survived by one brother, Robert Kincaid of Wooster, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents and husband, Lyle, Mrs. Randolph was preceded in death by one brother, Bud Kincaid.
    She was co-owner and bookkeeper with her husband, Lyle, of Lewis County Livestock Order Buying Company. She and her husband also had LCR Livestock Trucking. Earlier, she was employed at the Harrison County Farm Bureau. She graduated from Clarksburg Business College.
    Ruby was an avid reader and great supporter of the Louis Bennett Public Library of Weston. She was an accomplished pianist and loved music. Randolph loved her farm and the outdoors in general. Her family remembers her as a kind and giving person and a wonderful cook. Her greatest accomplishment, in her eyes, was her family; children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 4 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jonathan Nettles officiating. Interment will follow services in the Brick Church Cemetery of Lost Creek.
    On-line condolences and life stories may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory at the Louis Bennett Public Library, 148 Court Avenue Weston, WV 26452.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is privileged to serve the family of Ruby Louise Randolph.
  • Connie Ellen Sprouse
    Connie Ellen Sprouse, age 66, of Craig Street in Weston, passed away at 1:06 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in the Crestview Manor Nursing Home, following a courageous journey with diabetes and dementia.
    She was born in Lewis County on May 26, 1948: a daughter of the late James Nickel and Ruby Lee Stover Westfall.
    She is survived by three daughters, Connie Lea (Keith) Perkins of Poteau, Okl., Rebecca Vietta (Robert) Ryan of Weston and Louvonne Louise (Terry) Blake of Ft. Belvoir, Va.; one son, Jason James (Erin) Sprouse of Weston; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Cindy (Bobby) Hefner of Weston, Nancy (Dennis) Messenger of Shinnston, Peggy (Jim) Wimer of Huntington and Betty Darling of Ohio; and one brother, Tom (Mary) Westfall of Fairmont.
    She was preceded in death by five sisters, Sylvia Westfall, Sara Watkins, Lillian Smith, Mary Anne Burkhammer and Grace Smith; and three brothers, Brooks Westfall, Jim Westfall and Amos "Bud" Westfall.
    Connie was a housekeeper and often sat with the elderly who needed assistance and companionship. She enjoyed sewing, camping, reading romance novels, completing word search and crossword puzzles and making her notorious "concoctions." She was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 409 of Clarksburg and the F.O.E Auxiliary 2353 of Clarksburg and was Methodist by faith.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Connie Sprouse.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Roger Dale Swiger
    Roger Dale Swiger, age 64, of Thornhill Road in Weston, passed away on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.
    He was born in Harrison County on May 5, 1950: son of the late William Harry Swiger and Violet Marie (Williams) Swiger.                  
    He is survived by three daughters, Lynn Marie (Dayton) Tenney of Tallmansville, Tina Mae (Tony) Smith of Weston and Lena Marie Lunsford of Wheeling; grandchildren, Sean Lee (Kassy) Smith and Matthew Tyler Smith, Kylie, Rylie, Kiara, Destiny, Bentley, Aliayah, and Niko, all of whom are Lungsfords; and one great-grandchild, Selenah Smith.
    He is also survived by four brothers, David Swiger of Hodgesville, Donald Swiger of Camden and Jerry and Mark Swiger, both of Weston; six sisters, Helen Ross and Deborah Mae Smith, both of Weston, Vicki Hoskinson of West Union, Patty Jean Harrick of Horner, Sandra Kay Harrick of Big Issaac in Doddridge County and Cheri Greenlief of Hackers Creek; and several nieces and nephews.
    Swiger was a glassworker with the Louie Glass Factory of Weston and earlier worked as a mechanic with Red Hitt's Filling Station of Weston. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
    His hobby was selling and trading cars and he loved his dogs and cats.                 
    A graveside service will be held at the West Virginia National Cemetery of Pruntytown, at a later date with the Lewis County Honor Guard providing full military honors.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Roger may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.    
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Roger Dale Swiger.
  • Ada Virginia Williams
    Ada Virginia Williams, age 82, of Berlin Road in Weston, passed away at 10:46 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by loving family.
    She was born in Weston on Feb. 29, 1932: a daughter of Albert Clarence Jordan and Mayme Ann Swisher Jordan.
    On Feb. 10, 1950 she married Donald Neal Williams and they celebrated 45-years of marriage before his passing on July 11, 1995.
    She is survived by three children, Daniel (MaryAnn) Williams of Weston, Rick (Harriett) Williams of Weston and Annette (Bob) Sherrell of Bativa, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Sabrina (Pat) Day, Tori (Greg) Zielinski, Rick (Kristen) Williams, Jeremy (Trena) Williams, Chris (Tonya) Sherrell, Roberta (Drew) Green and Elizabeth (Kevin) Jones; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one baby daughter, Pamela Joyce Williams. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family being preceded in death by one brother, Rex A. Jordan; and one sister, M. Maxine Smith.
    Ada graduated from Weston High School in 1950 and retired from the Weston National Bank in 1985 with 18-years of service. She was a member of the Stone Coal United Methodist Church.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bob King officiating. Interment followed in the Mitchell Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stone Coal United Methodist Church at 1251 Old Rt. 33 Weston, WV 26452.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ada Williams.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • George Thomas Wyatt
    George Thomas Wyatt, age 71, of Flat Run Road in Ireland, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at his home.
    He was born May 1, 1943 at Flat Run.
    Preceding him in death are his parents, Bob and Melinda Riley Wyatt; five sisters, Delorse Riddle, Litty Wyatt, Jean Westfall, Claudia Wyatt and Violet Stayley; and brother, Willis Wyatt.
    George is survived by 11 children, Billie Wyatt of Robertson Hollow, Lovena (Paul) Jones of Wildcat; Eliza (Elmer) Humphery of Wildcat; George E. Wyatt of Heaston Ridge, Hulda Wyatt of Buckhannon; Annie (Leroy) Lahman of Heaston Ridge; Scotty Wyatt and girl friend Kathy Riddle of Buckhannon; Mary (Richard) Startcher of Spencer; Guy Riley of Kanawha Head; Calvin Wyatt of Kanawha Head and Willis Wyatt of Buckhannon; 18 grandchildren, Isaac (Nicole) Jones, Thomas Jones, Nathaniel Jones, Timmy Wyatt, Abby Wyatt, Brenda Wyatt, Charity Wyatt, Leroy Lahman, Dolton Lahman, Tasha Lahman, Dasey Lahman, Virginia Wyatt, Scotty Wyatt, Danny Hedrik, George Stevens, Elizabeth Startcher, David and Matthew; two great-grandchildren, Levi Jones and Brayden Pumphery; two brothers, Robert Wyatt and Everett Wyatt both of Cow Run.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct, 14, at the Alkire Funeral Chapel in Ireland. Interment followed in the Bennett Cemetery at Kanawha Head.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com.
    The Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland, is in charge of the arrangements.