Virginia Lee Rader Carr
Virginia Rader Carr, 82, of Gassaway, passed away February 1, 2016 at home.
She devoted her life to connecting the branches of countless family trees. Her joy in meeting a stranger, claiming them as her cousin and proving their linage to some ancient royal blood line will be remembered in the hearts of many. Her research in compiling of death certificate data for the Roger’s family congenital heart disease Familial Amyloidosis, the co- authoring the Heritage of Braxton County West Virginia 1995, and Her devotion to her grandfather Patriot, Andrew Skidmore as authored in Edmund Rogers’ Skidmore History are just a few of her most note worthy genealogical contributions. Her leading participation in stirring gallons upon gallons of apple butter raised funds for marking the grave sites of Patriots, the construction of the Revolutionary War Memorial at Braxton County Court House and the establishment of the Family Research Library. For forty years she has been the driving force motivating Elk River Chapter NSDAR and various organizations to contribute to the Veteran’s project with annual contributions to Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center and sewing dozens of “ditty” bags for Desert Storm disabled veterans.
As a literacy volunteer she not only gave her students the gift of reading but added the gift of introducing them to their family heritage assuring them they came from good family stock and can accomplish anything they set their mind to. But the greatest pleasure of her genealogical research has been countless hours of connecting anyone who would show the even the slightest interest to their family roots. Be it a high school student’s senior project or a transplanted grandchild in quest of their Braxton county heritage or an illegitimate child desperately seeking connection to their birth family.
She was an environmental advocate and served as Braxton County Litter Control Chairman under Governor Caperton.
She was born the second daughter of Robert and Opal May Skidmore Rader in the chill pre-dawn hours of a fall day September 19, 1933, Dr. O.O. Eakle was summoned to the Rader farm on the Walnut Fork of Little Otter where he delivered a baby girl who weighed in at 2.5 lbs including clothes and blanket. That same night the Rader Brothers, known for their quality product, was running whiskey nearby. Fearing death had come to their hollow the declared it to be their last run, and it was!
She became an accurate marksman with a .22 rifle at age 12 shooting walnuts off trees and snakes along the creek. After high school she attended business college and worked as a bookkeeper for Monongahela Power Company.
The most important thing she would want us to remember is be honest first, true to your family & friends and that women should never compete but rather empower one another for the greater good of their homes, community and country.
Preceding her in death was husband, Joseph Paul Carr with whom she enjoyed 25 years of marriage with her best friend and love of her life; her parents, Robert and Opal Skidmore Rader; sister, Martha Jean “Peggy” Rader Dobbins.
Left to carry her legacy are daughter, Paula; Granddaughter, Molly Anne Harris, her husband Nathan and sons, Logan Kash and Noah Griffin; Grandson, Levi Paul Shuman (Jasmine) and son, Bryson Paul; sons, Joseph Paul Carr Jr. (Edwina) daughters, Jessica and Rebecca; David Michael Carr (Gwendolyn) sons, David and Dennis; Sharon Lynn McPherson (Jerry) daughter, Mandy; also surviving nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own children.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Virginia’s “Jenny’s” life 1 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with the Rev. Bill Carr officiating. Interment will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.
Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care Corporation, PO Box 323 Burnsville, WV 26335.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Anna M. Perrine
Anna M. Perrine, 101, of Burnsville, WV, went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2016 at Braxton Health Care and Rehabilitation Facility, Braxton County, WV. She was born in Webster County, WV on November 28, 1914 to Columbus Hines and Mary Davis.
Anna was preceded in death by her loving husband, Emmett Perrine on February 5, 1997; parents, Columbus Hines and Mary Davis; sister, Edna Hines, brother, Okey Hines and son, Junior Ray Perrine. She was also preceded in death by 1 granddaughter.
Those left to honor her memory are daughters, Charlotte McDougal and Rosa Lee Huffman (Raymond) both of Burnsville, WV; sons, Arnold Perrine (Jacklyn) of Mansfield, OH and Edward Perrine (Edith) of Weston, WV and wife of Junior Ray Perrine, deceased, (Erlene) of FL; 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren.
Anna was a Baptist by faith and attended the Church of God, Burnsville, WV. She was a loving mother, grandmother and housewife and will be missed by many, both family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621, from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ed Barker, Pastor Jimmy Burroughs and Pastor Ronzele Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heater’s, WV. Words of comfort and fond memories may be shared with the family at stockert-paletti.com. The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV is honored to be serving the Perrine Family.
Mary Jane Clevenger
Mary Jane Clevenger, 63, of Tanner passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Gilmer County on August 2, 1952: daughter of the late Herman McHenry and Virginia Ruth (Jones) McHenry. Mary was married to Adrian Lynn Clevenger, who preceded her in death on December 24, 2010.
Mrs. Clevenger is survived by one daughter: Pamela Jane Clevenger at home. She is also survived by one brother: Herman McHenry, Jr. of Glenville, three sisters: Rebecca Junkins of Glenville, Susan Claypoole of Napier and Virginia Hardway of Clay County and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband Adrian, Mary was preceded in death by two brothers: Bill Dean McHenry and John David McHenry and two sisters: Judith Ann McHenry and Marie Bartow.
Mrs. Clevenger was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Gilmer County High School. Her hobbies include crocheting, reading, working puzzle books and listening to Gospel music. She will be missed by family and friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Sandfork Church of God in Sandfork, WV on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. from the Sandfork Church of God with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Interment will follow services in the New Mount Olive Cemetery of Burnt House, WV. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Mary may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Mary Jane Clevenger.
Ronald Keith Westfall
Ronald Keith Westfall, 55, of Cowen, WV passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at his residence.
He was born in Baltimore, MD on January 10, 1961 to the late Troy E. Westfall and Pauline Gregory Westfall Lonakonis. He is also preceded in death by brother, Raymond Westfall, and sister, Patricia Westfall.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Rebecca A. Westfall, son, Michael V. Mumford of Cowen, WV, daughters, Kerri D. Westfall of Baltimore, MD, Cynthia J Pandis of Cowen, WV, brother, Kenneth Tinney, sisters, Sharren Garland, Ramona Leonard, Teresa Ratajczak, Linda Westfall, grandchildren, Brook Dixon, Briann Dixon, Rayvin Dixon, Logan Hickman, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home with Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating. Burial followed at Tinney Cemetery, Road Run near Sutton. Family received friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday February 4, 2016 at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Westfall family.
Online condolences can be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Arlene E. Veith
July 24, 1927 – December 25, 2015. Arlene E. Veith, 88, of Chester, Maryland, passed away December 25, 2015 at Arcadia Assisted Living, Chester, MD. Born in Braxton County, July 24, 1927, a daughter of the late John M. and Connie Helmick Cogar. A homemaker in life, and a member of the Chester United Methodist Church. She was the wife of the late Rev. Arvel Edsel Veith. Also, preceding her in death was a brother, Pearson Cogar of Baltimore, MD and a sister, Evangeline Lake, of Rosedale, WV. She is survived by a son, Edsel K. Veith and wife, Margaret, and several nieces. Per Mrs. Vieth’s request, her body was cremated. There will be no services.
Robert “Rob” Rollyson
Robert “Rob” Rollyson, 83, of Frametown, WV went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2016.
Rob touched the hearts of many and will leave a void in the community of Frametown that will not be filled.
Rob was born June 9, 1932 at home in Dessie, WV a son of the late Troy and Gay Rollyson.
Rob was a Christian and a member of the Frametown United Methodist Church. Rob was a dedicated husband, father and brother. Rob served in the Army during the Korean War and assisted in the rebuilding of the war damaged country. Korea is where he learned to operate a crane, which profession he carried back home. Rob was a working man. His day jobs consisted of being a mechanic, heavy equipment operator, welder, Eukid truck driver and he helped build the Sutton Dam, but his real love was when he was out on his farms working the land and the cattle.
Rob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Sue Moyers Rollyson, whom he loving referred to as “Susie”; four daughters, Debra Kohler, Terri Crislip, Diane Larch and her husband, Hans Larch and Mary Ellen Smith and her husband, Bunker Smith; two sisters, Hazel Sharp and Irene Beeler; his loving grandchildren, Tyler Crislip (Whitney), Bradley Kohler (Christina), Ashli Smith (Tim), Ryan Crislip (Britney) and Zack Nassif (Hollie). Rob had ten great grandchildren, Bailey Garret Kohler and her brother, Jacob Hively, William Cash Smith and his brother, Robert Jude Smith, Kingston Digman, Bailee Alexus Nassif and her sister, Paityn Weaver and brother, Bentley Nassif and Luke Smith and Ethan Smith; several nieces and nephews.
Rob was preceded in death by his three brothers, Willard Rollyson, Jimmie “Spider” Rollyson and Don Rollyson.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 8, 2015 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with the Rev. Johnny Conrad officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the Carr Cemetery, Belfont.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.