Argil Earl Shaver, 81, of Flatwoods, WV passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at home surrounded by his family after a battle with dementia and congestive heart failure.
He was born January 11, 1940 at Exchange, WV the son of the late Virgil and Mary Jane Tonkin Shaver.
Argil was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda June Shaver; his son, Argil Earl Shaver II; grandson, David Michael Perrine; and siblings, Wilford Shaver, Geneva Shaver, Willard Shaver, Evelyn Brown and Lawrence Shaver.
On July 20, 1962 he married Brenda June Norman and they shared over 57 years together. Argil served in the United States Army for two years. He worked as a mechanic at different garages including Pletcher’s, Jones Chevy and the Braxton County Board of Education bus garage as director and mechanic. Argil worked many evenings and weekends in his personal garage on transmissions. He drove the high school band bus for away ballgames and participated in school bus rodeos. He was service person of the year in 1993 -1994 for the Board of Education. Argil raced cars on the dirt track. He loved old cars and trucks and John Deere tractors. He loved to watch NASCAR races and his drivers were Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt, Jr and Chase Elliott. He also helped his grandchildren with school projects made from wood. Argil made each grandchild a gift from wood such as cabinets, benches and doll cradles that rocked. Argil was always taking care of his children and grandchildren. Argil went through the eighth grade and when his children were in school he went back and got his GED.
Argil is fondly remembered by his three daughters, Sandra Perrine and husband Larry, Loretta Mayse and husband John, Pamela Cottrill and husband Scott; grandchildren, Wesley Perrine, Paul Mayse, Kayla Smith and husband Matt, Billy Mayse, Jacobi Hineman and husband Zach and Heath Cottrill. He is also survived by great grandchildren, Brooklynn and Makenna Helmick and Owen Mayse; and step great grandchildren, Raegan and Ripley Smith.; sisters, Mildred Wine, Rebecca Boyd, Yvonda Westfall and Shirley Ransom; brothers, Dana Shaver and Richard Shaver; and his dog, Jackson.
Funeral service was 1 P.M. Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV with Pastor Eric Veltre officiating. Burial with Military Rites followed in the Stout Cemetery, Flatwoods, WV by his loving wife.
Friends called two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Pallbearers were his grandchildren Wesley Perrine, Paul Mayse, Kayla Smith, Billy Mayse, Jacobi Hineman and Heath Cottrill.
Argil was cared for by his daughters, Sandra, Loretta, and Pam and his grandchildren. Special thanks to granddaughter, Kayla Smith, for all she has done.
The family would like to give special thanks to WV Caring nurses, Kim Harris, Cheryl Carpenter, and Kim Davis Garrison; CNA, Tabitha Deal and family nurse practitioner, Charity Woods.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Richard A. “Rick” Rose, 70, of Gassaway, WV passed away Monday, December 13, 2021 due to complications from the Covid virus.
He was born on October 3, 1951 to the late Dana A. and Mary Edna Cutlip Rose.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Ann Bowling and nephew, William Houston Mitchell.
Rick graduated in 1969 in the last graduating class of Gassaway High School and worked on the railroad for 30 years.
He is survived by brother, James “Jim” Rose (Roberta) of Gassaway; sisters, Joanna Smith (Gary) of Meridian, Idaho, Elizabeth “Libby” Wilson (Harold) of Gassaway and Marlene Mitchell (Bill) of Gassaway; two uncles, Robert Cutlip of Florida and Jack Rose of Ohio; 11 nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
A private graveside service was held at the MP Cutlip Cemetery on Cutlips Fork, Gassaway, WV.
The family would also like to give a special thank you to Reka Verton for taking such wonderful care of Rick for the past 13 years. You are truly appreciated.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were made by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

David A. Mendenhall of Weirton, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who could be best described as genuine, and a man of great integrity, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at the Weirton Medical Center. He was 63.
David was born October 4, 1958, in Wheeling, WV. Days after his birth, Dave was adopted by Elwood and Georgiani Williams Mendenhall.
A graduate of The Linsly School, David continued his education at Fairmont State and Bethany College. David worked in production at WTOV 9 for many years.
David was currently working as a caseworker for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Weirton Office.
When his boys were young, David enjoyed coaching Termite Baseball and going to their high school games watching them play sports. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate fan and also loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and WVU football. A music lover, Dave enjoyed playing guitar and listening to classic rock, especially RUSH.
Most of all David will be remembered for his heart of gold; a friend who would be there 100 percent of the time, no questions asked.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Weirton, and the Theta- Delta Chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon.
In addition to his parents, Elwood and Georgiani Mendenhall, David was preceded in death by his father and mother in law, Bernard and Delores (Stewart) Heflin.
David is survived by his wife, whom he married in 1990, Ruth Ann Heflin Mendenhall; sons, Jared Brooks (Savanna) Mendenhall of Weirton and Ryan David (Becca) Mendenhall of West Liberty, WV; 2 grandchildren, Piper and Jackson Mendenhall; and sisters Vickie Mendenhall and Cheryl (Patrick) Radican.
Friends were received Wednesday from 4 until the 6 pm funeral service at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Pastor Carol McKay officiated. Private interment will be held in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA.
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Ronnie Riffle, 74 of Elkins, WV; departed this earthly life on the morning of Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the Nella’s Inc., Nursing Facility in Elkins, WV; following an extended illness.
He was born February 26, 1947 in Braxton County, WV; son of the late Thomas and Ruby Riffle.
Ronnie worked in the Oil and Gas industry as a field worker and he enjoyed living in the mountains of West Virginia.
A funeral service was conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 1:00 PM; Monday, December 20, 2021 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating. Burial followed in the Stalnaker Cemetery in Glenville. Family and friends were received from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Monday at the Mortuary in Glenville.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., is honored to assist Ronnie Riffle with his final arrangements.

Charles Eugene “Gene” Conrad passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021 at home at the age of 82. He was born on March 11, 1939.
Gene lived on Pigeon Roost Road near Walkersville, WV for 40 years and was a lifelong resident of Braxton County. Gene was retired from the Department of Highways where he worked for 27 years, 12 of those years were at the interstate garage at Burnsville followed by 10 years at the rest area between Burnsville and Roanoke on I-79 and worked his last 5 years at the Heaters garage. Prior to working for the DOH, Gene worked for the Town of Burnsville and for the Pennline Company.
He was raised by foster parents Russell “Hugen” Conrad and Hallie Ann Conrad of Walkersville and has a foster brother, Jim Burns, who survives. He is also survived by close friend and caretaker of 10 years, Tim Gibson. Gene spent many hours working on the farm where he lived and was a hard worker his entire life. He was a kind and very giving person who was always there to lend a helping hand and was well liked by friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Gene enjoyed fishing and hunting very much. He also enjoyed reading books, and watching cowboy and western shows on TV. Gene will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Family received friends for visitation on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm. Funeral service followed in the Stockert Funeral Home & Cremation Chapel. Interment followed service in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters, WV.

Melissa Ann Drake, 42, of Ivydale, WV gained her heavenly wings and went to be with the Lord on December 5, 2021.
She was born July 14, 1979 to the late Glenn Tanner and Beverly Coen.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her late husband, Rick Taylor II; maternal grandparents, Frank (Stacy) and Lenoris (Joann) Coen; paternal grandparents, Richard and Dessie Tanner; half-brother, Kevin Wayne Tanner and nephew, Michael Keiffer.
She is survived by her children, Chelsie Drake of Clay, WV, Christopher “CJ” Samples of Buckhannon, WV, twins Lacee and Macee Samples of Procious, WV; grandson, Silas Chaney of Clay, WV; sisters, Stacy Murphy of Clay, WV, Jerri Drake of Gassaway, WV; Shonda Tanner of Clay, WV; half-sisters Kathy Tanner of Akron, OH, Shawnette Moore of Boston, MA, and Rachell Truman of Ivydale, WV; half-brothers, Johnny and Michael Tanner of Akron, OH, Kevin Eugene Tanner of Glenville, WV; nieces, Jennifer Cummings of Valley Fork, WV, Andrea Jarrett of Clay, WV, Mykia and Davi Linkinoggor of Clay, WV, Avery Lanham of Clay, WV; nephews, Isaac Murphy of Huntington, WV, Jack Cummings of Charleston, WV, Landon Tanner of Clay, WV.
Melissa was a loving sister and mother of four children who enjoyed cooking, gardening, and the outdoors. She was a free-spirited person with a wild heart who would give you the shirt off her back. She often spoke of Jesus, and she loved God with all her heart. She lived by loving one another and being a friend to every stranger that she met. She was an old soul who loved rock and roll who enjoyed singing and dancing. She had an infectious smile, and she knew how to make people feel good. She was the most giving, vibrant, cheerful, loving person on this earth, who always had a big, beautiful smile on her face. She was loved so much by so many people, and she will be missed dearly. She leaves behind many memories to cherish, and she will never be forgotten.
The family would like to thank everyone who made donations to bring her home and honor her wishes with a proper service and burial. We will forever be grateful.
Her visitation was 6 to 9 P.M. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
Graveside service was 11 A.M. December 23, 2021 at Coen Cemetery, Chloe, WV.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Zachariah Isaac Tanner came into this world 35 years ago. He was born in Charleston, WV on December 6, 1986 two months early and ready to fight. He was a tiny thing even though he loved to eat. He could out eat two grown men and often did. He loved all the loud noises of a big family. If he thought one of his brothers or sisters was in trouble it was the funniest thing in the world. You could hear him laughing clear through the house. At any given moment you would hear the music that he loved so much get turned up. One his sisters would have him out of his wheelchair dancing with him and he would be laughing so hard that he could not breathe. Other times one of his brothers would have him in the floor arm wrestling with him. He always got to win. He came into this world too early and left it way too early.
He will be missed so much by his momma, Connie Cain Sears and husband, Gabe of Frametown; his father, Samuel Tanner and wife, Debbie of Nebo; his brothers, Adam Tanner of Frametown, Jason Tanner of Youngstown, OH, Tristen Tanner of Charleston; his sisters, Amanda Schoonover of Gassaway, Destaney Jerrell of Gassaway, Nicole Jerrell of Frametown and Samantha Tanner of Nebo; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 1 P.M. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV with Pastor Daniel Tanner officiating. Burial followed in the Douglas Cemetery, Ivydale, WV.
Visitation was two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Joshua Hacker
Joshua Hacker, 32, of Exchange, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital due to a short illness.
He was born May 13, 1989 in Buckhannon, WV.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mary and Bayward Butler; and his paternal grandparents, Thelma and Arthur Hacker.
Josh worked as an electrician. He was a good father and if he wasn’t working he was spending time with his family. He was a blacksmith and gunsmith and enjoyed woodworking and anything that he could do with his hands. He would help anyone who needed it. He was an animal person who loved dogs. In his spare time he watched the TV shows, Forged in Fire, What on Earth (science show), and How Its Made. He also was a Bigfoot enthusiast.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jessica Hacker; son, Tristan James Hacker; mother, Kandee Butler of Exchange; father, Thomas Ray Hacker and wife, Vada, of Exchange; brother, Kenneth Hacker and wife, Christy, of Fairmont; half-brothers, Daniel Nicholson of Buckhannon; Thomas Nicholson and wife, Chasity, of North Carolina, Stephen Hacker of Exchange; half-sisters, Misty Heater and husband, Jason, of Heaters, and Sherri Hacker of Heaters; and a large extended family. He also leaves behind his three dogs.
Josh was cremated and a private service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Iva Lee Jackson, 60, of Little Birch, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Camden Clark Hospital, Parkersburg.
She was born June 3, 1961 in Sutton, to the late Grover Richard & Dorothy Genevieve Shaffer Barnette. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Larry Jackson; sons, James Emory Canfield, Bruce Canfield; brother, David Allen McHenry.
Iva was a homemaker, a truck driver and is a member of the Apostolic Church.
Left to cherish her memory is her brothers, Gary Barnette of Ashboro, NC, Larry Barnette, Grover Barnette both of Little Birch; sisters, Lola Fannin of Flatwoods, KY, Beulah Pullin of Flatwoods, WV, Mable Verton of Little Birch; grandson, James Emory Canfield of Cabin Creek.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Pastor Homer Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Barnett Cemetery, Little Birch. Friends may call one hour before the funeral at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Jackson family.
Online condolences may be sent to; greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com

Diana Lynn McCormick, 62, of Salem, WV, formerly of Clay County, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at WVU United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV surrounded by her family.
She was born in Charleston, WV on April 8, 1959 to the late Betty Jean Hamrick and Fred Lee Patterson.
In addition to her parents Diana was preceded in death by her brothers, Rodney Wayne Patterson and John Allen Patterson; and sister, Cheryl Ann Patterson Parks.
Diana was a born again Christian. She loved fishing, camping, and being outdoors. Diana’s homemade buttermilk biscuits were five star! She loved gospel music and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed volunteering at My Fathers Mission. Nearing her death Diana texted and said that “I am not alone and I’m not in pain”.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Russell McCormick of Salem, WV; brothers, Michael Patterson of Frametown and David Patterson of Frametown; sisters, Edna Belt and husband Robert of Bomont, WV and Sandra Gillette and husband Timothy of Inverness, FL; half-sister, Debbie Hamrick and husband Russell of Clay; sons, Adam Wood and fiancée Brandy Stuber of Procious and Hirsal Bollinger and wife Daisy of Clay; and daughter, Jennifer Rowland and husband Kenneth of Bellville, OH; stepsons, John McCormick of Salem, Rusty McCormick and wife Lisa of Salem, and Matt McCormick and wife Sonya of Columbus, OH. Diana is also survived by seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 12 P.M., Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV. Burial followed at Hamrick Cemetery at Swandale, WV.
Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.