Obituaries

Mildred Jane Summers

Mildred Jane Summers, 77, known to many as “Janie,” went to be with the Lord on December 4, 2019, at Rosewood Center in Grafton, WV after a long battle with dementia. She was born September 22, 1942, in Grafton, daughter of the late Harold C. Griffith and Thelma Board Griffith. ... more

Charles K. Towner

Charles K. Towner, age 91 of Grand Street, Grafton, WV passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Fairmont General Hospital. He was born March 28, 1928 in Grafton.... more

Pauline (Mulcahy) Ruarke

Pauline (Mulcahy) Ruarke, age 92, of Grafton, WV, passed away at the Genesis Rosewood Nursing Facility, Grafton, WV on December 3, 2019. ... more

Ben C. Garrett

Ben C. Garrett was born to Morris and Mildred Garrett of Grafton West Virginia on June 21, 1939. Ben along with his siblings was raised in West Virginia where he attended grammar school and high school before joining the military. While in the Army, he met and fell in love with Fannie Ivy of Chicago, Illinois. The two married in Washington County, Maryland on August 23rd, 1959. ... more

Charles Ray Shoemaker

Charles Ray Shoemaker, Jr., 67, of Grafton, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at his residence. He was born July 15, 1952, in Ohio, a son of the late Charles R. Shoemaker, Sr. and Helen “Bragg” Shoemaker. ... more

Ralph Dennis Sigley

Ralph Dennis Sigley, age 78, of Sandy Creek Road, Moatsville, passed away on November 27, 2019, with his family by his side. Ralph was born on Laurel Mountain, Preston County, February 13, 1941 he was the son of Harold M. Sigley and Edna M. (Dixon) Sigley.... more

Katherine Virginia Morris

Katherine Virginia Morris, 87, of Grafton passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Grafton March 25, 1932, a daughter of the late Wilbert Mason and Clarissa Kirby Shingleton. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Morris. ... more

George Freddrick “Fred” Barthelemy, Jr

George Freddrick “Fred” Barthelemy, Jr., 88, of Thornton, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019, at his residence with family by his side. He was born on August 22, 1931, in Madison, IL, son of the late George Freddrick Barthelemy Sr. and Malinda Ruth Stewart Barthelemy Jennings.... more

Donald Allen Slaton

Donald Allen Slaton, 84, of Grafton, passed away at his residence Wednesday, November 27, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Grafton June 20, 1935, a son of the late Robert McKinley and Aretha Cox Slaton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Poling Slaton on September 17, 1999.... more

Louise Ida Mayle

Louise Ida Mayle, of Berkley, passed away in Farmington Hills at age of 93. She was the loving wife of the late Quentin Mayle. caring mother of the late Allen, Kenneth and Keith Mayle. dearest grandmother of Deborah Mayle, Kimberly Lewandowski, Jennifer Parrett, Lisa Beckwith, Bridget Mayle, Kenneth Mayle Jr. and the late April Mayle. beloved great-grandmother of Alexandra Lewandowski, Nicholas Parrett, Jacob Parrett and Madelyn Beckwith. Louise was also the loving sister of Lemuel Mayle, Sue Smith Meyer, Manley Mayle, Lovell Mayle and the late Ronald and Lauretta. She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.... more

Robert G. “Bob” Riffle

Robert G. “Bob” Riffle, 84, of Flemington, WV, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 29, 2019, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, with his family by his side. He was born at Crawford (Lewis County), WV on May 24, 1935, a son of the late Robert Brooks and Erma Pearl (Wimer) Riffle. Mr. Riffle is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Juanita M. (Powell) Riffle, whom he married on July 16, 1954. ... more

Lula Bell Poling Rogers

Lula Bell Poling Rogers, 83, of Newton Falls, OH passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, peacefully at her home. She was born August 15, 1936, in Grafton, WV, a daughter of the late Ernest Poling and Cecilia Ashby. ... more

JoEtta Rhea (Mayle) Mayle

JoEtta Rhea (Mayle) Mayle, (known to most as “Cis”), age 67, of Garrett Mills Lane, Grafton, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019, at her residence. She was born February 22, 1952, in Grafton, WV, a daughter of the late William Harlan Mayle and Evelyn Victoria (Mayle) Mayle.... more