SFC (Ret.) Ernest L. “Ernie”Shaw
February 20, 1940-April 24, 2013
Columbus, GA- SFC (Ret.) Ernest L. “Ernie” Shaw, 73, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA.
Funeral services with full military honors were held 1:00 P.M., Monday, April 29, 2013 at McMullen Funeral Home Chapel, 3874 Gentian Blvd., Columbus, GA with Pastor Judy Hay officiating. A private interment was held at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery.
Ernie was born February 20, 1940 in Sutton, West Virginia, son of the late Charles and Juanita Snider Shaw. He was a 22-year veteran of the U. S. Army with overseas service in Germany, Vietnam and Korea. He loved to cook and found great joy in gardening, sharing his tomatoes and cucumbers with friends and neighbors.
Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Monty Shaw and James Shaw.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Erika Shaw; his daughter, Christine Murphey and her husband Dean of Smiths Station, AL; sister, Betty Lou Clifton and brother, Roger Shaw, both of Sutton, WV.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Valley Rescue Mission, 2903 2nd Ave., Columbus, GA 31904.
Ernest Eugene (Gene) Bennett
Ernest Eugene (Gene) Bennett, 88, born July 17, 1924, passed away at home after a long illness on May 6, 2013.
Gene was the son of the late Eustace and Rosa Ellison Bennett of Mill Fork, Rosedale, WV. Gene is preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Maxine Bennett; a sister, Ruth; two brothers, Brooks and Clyde Bennett; one son, Danny McCumbers; two grandchildren, Dawn McCumbers and Anita Cook; and one daughter-in-law, Rosalee Bennett.
Gene was a Baptist by faith. He enjoyed working horses. He loved all of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Gene was retired from the WV State Road Dept in Gassaway, Braxton County, WV. He is survived by his four loving children and daughter-in-law: Kathy (Danny, son deceased) McCumbers, Larry (Susan) Bennett, Nina (Jerden) Cook, Doyle (Joyce) Bennett, and Marvin (Belinda) Bennett; 11 loving grandchildren: Dannielle (Dave) Lilly, Nicole (Rick) Cottrell, Jason (Danielle) McCumbers, Melinda Bailey, Ernie (Amanda) Bennett, Robin (Scott) Bourn, Quintin (Raeanna) Cook, Jessica (Justin) Carter, Cody Bennett, Shad (Rebecca) Adkins, and Chassidy ‘Sis’ Mollohan; and 14 loving great-grandchildren: Zach Lilly, Chelsie McCumbers, Gabby Cottrell, Hayden Bailey, Chase Bailey, Logan Bennett, Nevalee Bennett, Shayla Bourn, Ashlyn Bourn, Elijah Bourn, Summer Bourn, James Cook, Blake Adkins, and Shayla Dawn Adkins.
He will be deeply loved and missed forever and always. The family would like to give special thanks to Vicki Carter for all of her help, love, and support, and to Nicole Cottrell for all they’ve done for us.
Funeral services were held Thursday May 9, 2013, at 1:00 pm at the Beech Grove Baptist Church in Rosedale with Rev. Gary Maynor officiating.
Kenneth “Keno” Ray Loudermilk
Kenneth “Keno” Ray Loudermilk, 62, of Sutton, passed away peacefully May 7, 2013 at his daughter’s residence surrounded by his family.
He was born November 18, 1950 in Webster County a son of the late Kenneth R. Loudermilk, Sr. and Catherine Crislip Kershner.
Keno was a retired coal miner for Eastern Associated Coal and a Baptist.
He is survived by daughter, Tracy Michelle Lockard of Exchange; grandson, Mark Lockard, Jr. of Exchange; nephew, Travis Loudermilk of Sutton; great nephew, Jason Loudermilk, who he loved as a grandson; step-niece Jenifer Gibson of Savage, MD.
He was preceded in death by son-in-law, Mark Lockard; brothers, Keith Loudermilk and Kent Jones.
Service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Alvie Loyd officiating. Burial followed at the Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton.
Friends called three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Victor L. Hartnett
Victor L. Hartnett, 87, of Birch River, Nicholas County, WV passed away in his sleep on December 29, 2012 after a short illness.
Victor was born in Moravia, New York on April 17, 1925 and grew up on a farm overlooking the Finger Lakes. He was the son of the late Howard W. Hartnett, a farmer, and Nellie Forrest Hartnett, a school teacher. He had four siblings: the late Dr. Bernard Hartnett, Donald Hartnett, Delores Hartnett Pope, and Coral Hartnett all of upstate New York.
Victor was a WWII veteran, who served in the Philippines and Okinawa, Japan. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and provided for his family by working as an electrician in many states and in Greenland.
Vic had four biological children with his first wife, the late Helen Audrey Hobson Hartnett. He was preceded in death by three sons; Victor Dou, Mark Steven, and Keith Thomas, and is survived by his daughter Vickie Hartnett Dinse, who currently resides in Buffalo, New York.
In 1970, Vic married the late Jane C. Lindenthal and added six step-children to his family: David, George, Agnes Lindenthal Casto, William, Donald, and the late James Lindenthal.
In addition to his 10 biological and step-children, Vic was called grandpa by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He and his family moved to Braxton County, WV in 1976 and then to their much loved farm on Anthony Creek, Birch River, WV in 1980. Disabled in 1984, due to a well fought battle with Esophageal Cancer, he enjoyed working and maintaining the farm and running his bulldozer.
He will be missed by family and friends and remembered as an honest, hardworking, gentle man who lived a life of integrity and dignity.
His body has been gifted to the WVU Human Gift Registry.
The family is planning a memorial service 2:00 PM, on May 18, 2013, at the Birch River Fire Department. Friends of the family are welcome to attend and are invited to a dinner afterwards. For more information, contact 304-574-3567.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com
Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV