Vivianne Doraine Hefner
Vivianne Doraine Hefner, 86, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2017, at Woodlands Retirement Community in Huntington, WV.
Born March 31, 1930 in Burnsville, WV, she is predeceased by her parents, Wallace H. Hefner and Roma (Cutlip) Hefner, her sister and brother-in-law, Iris and Glen Vannoy, her brother-in-law, Bernard Jolley, and her niece, Martha Guyette.
Vivianne is survived by her son, E. C. Mollohan ll (Chris) and daughter, Cynthia J. Taylor (Alan), her sister, Claudette Jolley, and her brothers, Tom Hefner (Dorothy), and Wally Hefner (Barbara). She had 4 grandchildren, Nathan (Deana), Tim (Kelly), Suzy, and Patrick, and 2 great grandsons, Aidan and Andrew. She was a beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
Vivianne attended Marshall University then taught high school business classes for 30 years. She later worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. She was devoted to the care of her parents in Burnsville where she also served God by playing piano and organ for her beloved United Methodist Church. Vivianne continued to serve via her music during later years at Pennbrooke Fairways in Florida as the accompanist of Pennbrooke Chorus and of the Community Church. Her years in Pennbrooke were some of her most cherished. She will be tremendously missed by her family and many treasured friends.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Woodlands Retirement Community, Huntington, WV, for their superb care and support during Vivianne’s final days.
The family is appreciative of all efforts by staff at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home in Flatwoods, WV. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11a-1p with a service at 1p officiated by Pastor Mike Ludle on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Burial to be in Tichenel Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at stockertpaletti.com.
Gerald David “Bud” Lowther
Gerald David “Bud” Lowther, 70, of Bear Run Rd. Roanoke passed away peacefully at 7:24 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at his residence, and proceeded to Heaven arm-in-arm with his loving wife, who just passed away on January 5th. Gerald and Doris were married on June 22, 1967 and will be celebrating their 50th golden wedding anniversary together, in perfect health and eternal bliss, as he listened to bluegrass while she enjoyed God’s flower gardens.
Gerald was born in Baltimore, MD on September 6, 1946 a son of the late Melvin Earl Lowther and Thelma Gae Lowther.
Memories of his devoted, kind-hearted spirit will be treasured by his three children: Regina Lynn Parker of Weston, David Earl Lowther of Sutton, and Rodney Lee Lowther and wife, Emma, of Copley; five grandchildren who will miss their Papaw: Amber Macloughlin and husband, Craig, of Grundy IA, Eric Gay and wife Joshalynn of Weston, David Wesley Lowther of Jane Lew, Brandon Lowther of Homewood, and Brianna Lowther of Weston; two step grandchildren: Holly Crayton of Jane Lew and Emily Crayton of Glenville; three great grandchildren: Sophia Renee Lowther, Gabriella Grace Lowther, and Kensley Grace Gay; three siblings: Nettie “Betty” Cayton and husband, Earl, of Falls Mills, Mary Ann Conley New Banks and husband, Frank, of Mineral Wells; and Ronnie Lowther and companion, Betty Roberts, of Sutton; several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews; and his two loyal companions and beloved dogs, Rusty and Shadow.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: Jane Sprouse, and Terry, Teddy, and Jerry Lowther.
After attending Walkersville School, Gerald went to work in the timber industry then as a factory worker for Marsh Allen. He was employed by Halliburton as a sand/cement truck driver then traveled the country as an over-the-road truck driver and he became affectionately nicknamed “Big L” by his friends and co-workers. In recent years, he worked for the Lewis County Senior Center and Cross Lanes in Upshur County. In his free time, he was a tinkerer who enjoyed working on cars, fishing, hunting, watching westerns, and spending time with his family.
Gerald’s request for cremation has been honored. Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Ray officiating. A private burial will be held in the Green Hill Cemetery in Falls Mill at a later date.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Gerald Lowther. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com
Laura Mae Frame Staley
Laura Mae Frame Staley, 71, of Strange Creek, passed away January 14, 2017 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.
She was born October 29, 1945 in Braxton County a daughter of the late William and Greeta Brady Dean.
She was a homemaker who dearly loved her family and made sure they were taken care of. One of her favorite pastimes was fishing on the pond.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Homer Franklin Frame in 1967 and Bernie Staley in 2015; sisters, Betty Collins, Helen Marks and Lillian Harold.
Surviving are children, Donna Frame and husband, George of Rock Hill, SC, Homer Frame and wife, Shelly of Sutton, Sandy Rutherford and husband, Butch of Strange Creek, Chris Staley of Strange Creek and Kathy Brady and husband, Tim of Jane Lew; brother, Lewis Dean and wife, Doris; sister, Carlea Frame and husband, Henry; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
In keeping with her request, Mrs. Staley will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
Jerry O Hoover
Jerry O Hoover, 76, of Elkview, went to be with the Lord on January 10, 2017.Jerry was born October 12, 1940 in Blue Creek, to the parents of Harry and Della Hoover.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sharron Short Hoover, his baby daughter Sharron Lee, three sisters, two brothers.
He is survived by his son, David (Catherine) Hoover of Sutton; daughters, Robin Clendenin (Gary Mehaffey) of Waynesville, NC and Leslie Hoover of South Charleston; grandsons, Clayton (Kielle) Clendenin of Greensboro, N.C. and Luke (Ashley) Clendenin of Foster, WV, five great grandchildren, and a special friend Lydia Pierson of Elkview.
Jerry was a 1959 graduate of Elkview High School and a heavy equipment mechanic all of his life.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Christ Church United Methodist on Main St., Sutton, WV at 2 pm.
Online condolences and memories may be sent to www.haferfuneralhome.net
Hafer Funeral Home, 50 N. Pinch Road, is assisting the Hoover family.
Shirley Elizabeth Rowan
Shirley Elizabeth Rowan, 78, of Sutton, WV died January 11, 2017 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, WV.
She was born October 8, 1938 in Sutton, WV to the late Alpha and Helen (Detamore) Davis. Also, preceding her in death is her husband Glen Rowan, sisters, Sue Davis, Hilda Crites, Glenda Cottrill, and Della Rowan, and brother Robert Davis.
Shirley was an Avon Representative.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and son-in-law Ramona and Richard (Rick) Jenkins of Sutton, WV, sister Sharon Healy of Kiser, WV, grandchildren Jeremy White and fiancé Amber of Sutton, Carrie Falks and husband Trevor of Wheeling, WV, two great grandchildren that were the light of her life, Taviah Petry and Lucus Falks, and several nieces and nephews.
By request her body will be cremated and there will be services at a later date.
Green-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Rowan family.
Online condolences may be sent to:greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Ruby M. Ashley
Ruby M. Ashley, 91, of Sutton, WV passed away January 12, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 9, 1925 to the late William Oliver Nutt and Velva Losh Nutt in Braxton County, WV.
Also preceding her in death is her husband Emmett ‘Bud’ Ashley, brother Ralph Nutt, and sisters Francis Harris, Marie Barnes, Ruth Smyth, Athlea Coulter, and Mary Bleigh.
Ruby was a member of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon for many years. She worked as a Teachers Aide and Secretary at Braxton County High School, and was the Hot Lunch Supervisor for Braxton County School System. She was also an avid WVU fan.
Ruby is survived by her son Richard Ashley and Anne of Daniels, WV, daughters Barbara Facemire and husband Steve of Sutton, WV, Susan King of Atlanta, GA and Patricia Sayer and husband Steve of Atlanta, GA, best friend Betty Daugherty of Philippi, WV, 12 grandchildren and 34 great and great-great grandchildren. She touched many lives in her lifetime and will be greatly missed.
Services were held Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm with the family receiving friends one hour prior at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, Gassaway, WV, with Pastor Barbara Accord officiating, burial immediately followed at the Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, WV. The family received friends Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV. Flowers or donations can be made to Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Ashley family.
Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Bertha Rebecca Double
Bertha Rebecca Double, 98, of Sutton, WV passed away January 12, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 3, 1918 in Cowen, WV to the late Ursher Waitman Jarvis and Frenchie Florinda Sims Jarvis.
Also, preceding her in death is her husband Howard Double, son Howard Z. Double Jr., brothers Clell, Waitman, David, McKinley, and Dimp Jarvis, and sister Evelyn Nettles Williams.
Bertha was a member of the Sutton Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She is survived by sisters Emily Miller of Phoenix, AZ and Mary Ellen Garrison of Dayton, Ohio, grandchildren Howard Z. Double III and wife Nancy, and Rebecca Double.
Services were held Monday, January 16, 2017 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV at 12:00 pm with family receiving friends one hour prior with Pastor Corbett May officiating. Burial immediately followed at West Virginia Memorial Garden in Calvin, WV.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Double family.
Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com