Obituaries

Eugene Earle Thorn

Eugene Earle Thorn, age 79, of Simpson, WV, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018, at River Oaks Nursing Home in Clarksburg, WV. He was born December 23, 1938, in Wendel, WV, a son of the late Earle Eugene and Marie J. (Doyle) Thorn.... more

Iva Ruth Stevens McDaniel

Iva Ruth Stevens McDaniel, age 97, of Slaton Hollow Road, Grafton, WV, was welcomed by God into his heavenly kingdom on the evening of November 6, 2018. Born, December 19, 1920, in Grafton, she was the middle child of Thomas Alva Stevens and Ina Poe Stevens. She is survived by her daughter, Norma Jo McDaniel Meadows (David), of Clarksburg, WV, and three granddaughters, Angela Kay Brutto Latta (Doug), who she raised, of Grafton, WV, Shelley Elaine Meadows Relayson (Morris) of Lafitte, LA and Brandi Lea Meadows Regan (Matt) also of Lafitte, LA. Also surviving are five great grandchildren, Sophia Relayson, Louis “Jay” Latta, Eden Regan, Noah Relayson and Aislinn Regan, and many nieces and nephews.... more

Woodbridge “Woody” Stout

Woodbridge “Woody” Stout, age 96, of Victory Avenue, Grafton, WV, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. He was born July 21, 1922, in Barbour County, WV, a son of the late William Thomas and Daisy (Sigley) Stout. He is survived by one daughter, Deborah Sue Jenkins and husband Jack, of Grafton; one son, Woodbridge “Baxter” Stout of Simpson; two grandchildren, Kirby Stout of Slanesville, WV and Marlee Stout of Grafton; two great-grandsons, Lee Stout and Lane Stout; one brother, Benwood Stout and wife Blanche, of Dunbar, WV; one sister-in-law, Joyce Stout of Rittman, OH; also survived by several nieces and nephews.... more

Betty Lou Poling

Betty Lou Poling, 86, of Grafton, passed away at her home, with her loving family by her side, Monday, November 5, 2018. She was born March 10, 1932 in Petroleum, Ritchie County, daughter of the late Fred and Mary Nutt Lamm.... more

Leroy Edward Freeze

Leroy Edward Freeze, 44, of Grafton passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. He was born December 21, 1973, in Morgantown, son of Iris Freeze Shahan and her husband Jeffery Shahan, of Grafton. Leroy worked as a mechanic at Valley Auto Body in Fairmont. He enjoyed working on cars and loved spending time with his granddaughters. ... more

Harold “Doc” T. Drainer

Harold “Doc” T. Drainer, 92, of Rosemont, WV, passed away on Thursday November 2, 2018, at United Hospital Center from complications following surgery from a broken hip, with family by his side.... more

Mary Virginia “Jenny” Strader

Mary Virginia “Jenny” Strader, 80, left this earth on October 28, 2018, at Grafton City Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 24, 1938, in Preston County to Clarence and Ester Bolyard.... more

Norma Shroyer (nee: Heaton)

Norma Shroyer (nee: Heaton), 86 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, Ohio, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018, at Kingston of Vermilion. She was born January 7, 1932, in Little Otter, West Virginia near Gassaway. ... more