Betty Jean (Claypoole) Singleton
Betty Jean (Claypoole) Singleton, 70, of Roanoke, WV, departed this life on Sunday, August 11, 2016. She was born on October 17, 1945 in Crawford, WV, and was the daughter of Noah and Lona (Conrad) Claypoole. In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Singleton, who went to be with the Lord on September 18, 2003.
Those left to honor her memory are her son, Timothy Claypoole of OH; daughter, Sandy Singleton and her husband, Donald Cottell of Roanoke, WV; grandchildren, Victoria Claypoole of Orlando, FL, Chelsie and Kelsie Cottrell of Roanoke. Also surviving are brothers, Denzil Claypoole of Buckhannon, WV and Melvin (Sue) Claypoole of OH; sisters, Mary Ann (Junior) Booth of Jane Lew, WV, and Dorothy Allen of Jane Lew; family friend, Kim West.
Betty was a Christian by faith, always attending church when able. She loved the outdoors, from playing in the flowers to tending the garden. She enjoyed hunting mushrooms, searching for deer horns, watching the deer, turkeys, and other wildlife, and walking around the farm. An avid animal lover, she found company in Tilly the pony, Baxter the donkey, Grover the cat, Maggie and Bailey the dogs, and Mrs. Lucy. Betty also took delight in spending time with friends and family. She was the glue that held our family together and will be missed in everything we do.
We love you Nan.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road in Flatwoods, WV 26621from 1:15-2:00 pm . A Memorial Service will follow with Pastor Dennis Shaver officiating. Words of comfort and fond memories can be shared with the family at stockert-paletti.com. The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV is honored to be serving the Singleton Family.
Robert W. Graff
Robert W. Graff, 84, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday evening, Aug. 14, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, with his family by his side.
Robert was born June 19, 1932, in Orlando, West Virginia, a son of the late John and Ersie McCauley Graff. He was a 1950 graduate of Burnsville High School in West Virginia, and came to Youngstown in the mid-1950s.
Bob was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War, and was stationed in Norfolk, Va.
He worked as a welder for 42 years with the former Greif Bros. Corporation in Youngstown, retiring in 1997.
Mr. Graff enjoyed fishing, and hunting on his property in West Virginia. He was a sports enthusiast and a fan of the Cleveland pro sports teams, and he especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family.
Bob leaves his wife of 58 years, Carolyn Pulliam Graff, whom he married Dec. 3, 1957; three daughters, Debbie Rouzzo (Dave Landrum) of Austintown, Barb (Joe) Sanfilippo of Austintown, Janie (Brian) See of Hudson; his son, Bobby (MaryAnn) Graff of Boardman; nine grandchildren, Lindsay (Jeremy), Marissa (Mike), Matthew (Angela), Kristen (Nick) , Dante, Kyle, Austin, Aubriana, and Adam; three great-grandchildren, Gianna, Makenna, and Justin; a brother, Dick Graff of Burnsville, W.Va.; and two sisters, Betty (Kenny) Pulliam of Barberton and Patty Cobb of Doylestown.
A brother, Gary Brown, preceded him in death.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
Funeral services will take place at the funeral home, Thursday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m.
Committal services will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.
Dennis Glen Moyers
Dennis Glen Moyers, 80, of Wilsie, passed away August 16, 2016 at home.
He was born February 18, 1936 in Braxton County a son of the late Dennis Orville and Glenna Ramsey Moyers.
He was owner of Moyers TV Sales and Repairs and Moyers Store in Wilsie. He was a member of the Charity Baptist Churchy and a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by son, Kevin Mark Moyers of Wilsie; daughter, Cija Lee Shackleford of Clarksburg; brother Bill Moyers and wife, Susan of Florida; sisters, Ellen Isophene Mitchell of Wilsie and Marilyn Gillenwater and husband, Terry of Frametown; grandchildren, Mark Anthony Moyers, Joshua Waugh, Cody Shackleford and Samantha Shackleford.
He was preceded in death by sons, Jeff and John; brother, Richard Moyers; sister, Helen Connolly.
Per Mr. Moyers’ request, his body was cremated.
A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, August 21 at the Hope Baptist Church, Frametown with the Rev. Rich Demastus officiating.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. till time of service at the church.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Earl Blaine Geary
Earl Blaine Geary, 82, of Sutton, passed away on August 20, 2016 at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV.
He was born January 5, 1934 in Clay County, WV the son of the late Earl Blaine and Marie Engle Geary. He and his family moved to Braxton County when Blaine was 6 years old. He dearly enjoyed his hunting buddies and time spent at the camp.
Blaine retired from C& P Telephone company with 35 years of service. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the US Navy. Blaine was a proud Charter member of Sutton Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his loving wife; M. O’Dessa Davis Geary, son’s: Stephen Bruce Geary and George Blaine Geary both of Exchange, daughter’s: Linda Keener of Gassaway, and Elizabeth Null of Charleston,5 grandchildren; James V. Keener, III, Croix Blaine Keener, Ashley Marie Geary, Coby Lee Null, and Tyson McRae Null.
Memorial Graveside services will be held in the Sutton Cemetery at a later date.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV is humbled to be serving the Geary family.
Online condolences can be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Carolyn Lea (Foster) McNeil
Carolyn Lea (Foster) McNeil, 70, of Sutton WV, departed this life on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV. She was born on November 26, 1945, to the late Opha Foster and Martha “Francis” (Kashola) Foster in Gassaway, WV.
In addition to her parents, Carolyn is preceded in death by her first husband, Ophia Kenneth Turner, her daughter, Eva Darlene Turner, and her brother, Ophie “Bubby” Foster.
Those left to honor her memory are her husband, Bobby Wayne McNeil; Son, Michael Turner (Tina) of Palmetto, GA; Daughters, Dorlinda Sartin (Gary) of Crites Mountain, Little Birch, WV, Robin Linger (Chris) of Sutton, WV; (5) Grandchildren, Mike Turner, Sara Turner, Chris “CJ” Linger, Baxter Sartin, Allen Thayer; (3) Great Grandchildren, Bryant Sartin, Jada Sartin and Alexander Sartin. Also surviving are Sisters, Dianne Melvin (Basil) of Exchange, WV, Joan Stein (Clyde) of NY.
Carolyn was a Christian by faith, attending Cutlip Fork Church. She enjoyed tending to her garden, roses, and houseplants. She had a love for nature and wildlife, and found joy in fishing. She was an avid animal lover and kept many pets, including her dogs, Wally, Tiny and Hitler; her cat, Snowball; and many fish and frogs in her aquarium.
Family will receive friends on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road in Flatwoods, WV 26621 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Westfall Cemetery.
Words of comfort and fond memories can be shared with the family at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV is honored to be serving the McNeil Family.
Beatrice Skidmore, 95, of New Cumberland, WV, died Friday, August 19, 2016.She was born December 18, 1920, in Belfont, WV. She was the daughter of Clyde and Mary Belle (Carr) Skidmore of Belfont and later Frametown, WV.
Her grandparents were Sam and Malissa (Pete Rollyson-Francene Dobbins) Skidmore of Belfont. Also John Stanley and Margaret Alice (Adam Jackson Hyer-Hannah Rogers) Carr of Belfont.
Sam’s parents were Allen and Malinda (Lyons) Skidmore, and John Stanley’s parents were John and Sarah Ann (Singleton) Carr. Sam and Malissa’s parents, and John Stanley and Margaret Alice’s parents, were her great-grandparents.
She was a 1982 retiree of Weirton Steel Tin Mill Division with 30 years service. During World War II, she worked at Goodyear in Akron, OH, and the shipyards in Lorain, OH.
She was Christian by faith and was baptized by immersion by Rev. John Cromwell at the First Baptist Church in Weirton, WV, April 20, 1975.
At that time she was active in the church, belonging to Phi Tau Kappa Circle, Star of the Valley Rebekahs and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Panhandle Post. She bowled in the Tin Mill Ladies League.
She took trips on the senior’s bus to Mount Vernon and Arlington Cemetery in Washington and to President Eisenhower’s Home place in KS.
She had three brothers, Wilbur and Nelodean Skidmore, Bivins, TX, Hunter Skidmore, Belfont, WV, and Dallas Sidmore, Belfont, WV.
She had seven sisters, Sylvia Carr ,McConnellsville, OH, Wilsie and Creed Hashman, Heaters, WV, Ruby and Lloyd Boggs, Woodsfield, OH, Betty and Spud Hamric, Glenville, WV, Margaret and Bob Knapp, Copley, OH, Bridget and Jack Chapman of Glenville, WV, and Marie and Jim Chapman of Weston, WV.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Skidmore Frohnapfel of New Cumberland, WV. Her three grandchildren are David Frohnapfel, John Frohnapfel and Beth Frohnapfel Harvey. Her five great-grandchildren are C J, Malachy, Aaron, Emmaline and Emilie.
She loved and spoiled her family, and they loved her too. She will be sadly missed, especially at Christmas time, the most wonderful time of the year.
Friends and family can visit at the Nixon Funeral Home in New Cumberland Sunday, August 21, 2016, from 3-5 p.m. A funeral service will be held there Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in the New Cumberland Cemetery.