Obituaries

Lonetta Grace Freeze

Lonetta Grace Freeze, 78, of Wickwire, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018, with her loving family by her side. She was born February 25, 1939, in Grafton, the daughter of the late Alonzo F. and Isabella Moore McWilliams.... more

Frances J. Robinson

Frances J. Robinson, 94, of Cortland Ohio, formerly of Grafton, went into heavenly rest on February 21, 2018, in Windsor House due to complications of a stroke.... more

Mary Louise Hovatter

Mary Louise Hovatter, age 88, of Barrett Street, Grafton, WV, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Rosewood Health Care Center. She was born July 31, 1929, in Grafton, WV, a daughter of the late Howe R. and Elmira (Allender) Knotts. She is survived by one daughter, Carol A. Hovatter at home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Odbert L. “John” Hovatter; three sisters, Elmira Morris, Glenice Marek, and Eva Knotts; and one brother, Elbert Guy Knotts.... more

James Franklin “Jimmy” Moore

James Franklin “Jimmy” Moore, age 60, of East Main Street, (Elizabeth Towers), Grafton, WV, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Grafton City Hospital. He was born December 16, 1957, in Grafton, WV, a son of the late Deward L. and Rose Mary (Getz) Moore.... more

Edward L. Bolyard

Our Heavenly Father welcomed Edward L. Bolyard home on Monday, February 19, 2018 from his earthly home on Haymond Road, Grafton, formally of Laurel Mountain, near Fellowsville. He was born March 2, 1937 at home near Mt. Israel in Preston County; son of the late Arnold O. and G. May Sigley Bolyard. ... more

Lyla Enid Nay

Lyla Enid Nay, 96, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away on February 19, 2018, in Ravenswood, WV. She was born on September 26, 1921, in Simpson, WV, daughter of the late Oscar and Mary E. Hart Workman. Lyla was a member of the Beulah Baptist Church in Pruntytown, WV. She was a Registered Nurse for 45 yrs., most of it spent at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV.... more

Shelby Jean Watkins

Shelby Jean Watkins, 70 of Parkview, went with the angels on Sunday, February 18, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was born February 14, 1948 in Grafton, daughter of the late James R. Sapp, Jr. and Edda Jean King Sapp, She is survived by her soul mate of 46 wonderful years together Paul E. Watkins, they were married November 6, 1971. Shelby was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her family. Her greatest joy was being with them and watching them grow up. She enjoyed crafts, scrapbooking, camping, and shopping.... more

Lula “Alice” (Miller) Davies

Lula “Alice” (Miller) Davies, age 83, of Redwood Street, Grafton, WV, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018, at the J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born November 12, 1924, in Kingwood, WV the daughter of the late Harland Ray and Ethel Pearl (Goodwin) Miller.... more

Norman Blake Deakins

Norman Blake Deakins, age 92, of West Main Street, Grafton, WV, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born April 29, 1925, in Grafton, WV, a son of the late Forrest Mead and Lula Francis (Bolyard) Deakins.... more

Betty Olive (Stevens) Holmes

Betty Olive (Stevens) Holmes, age 90, of National Pike, Salem, PA, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Uniontown Hospital. She was born August 2, 1927, in Grafton, WV a daughter of the late John Isaac and Etta Pearl (Grimm) Stevens.... more

Rev. Clyde Autry Reid

Rev. Clyde Autry Reid, 75, of Grafton, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2018, with is wife by his side. He was born August 29, 1942, in Tallmansville, WV, son of the late Rev. Carl and Marjorie Ellen Snider Reid.... more

Richard Paul DeMoss Sr.

Richard Paul DeMoss Sr. 86 of Thornton, WV went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born January 11, 1932, in Rowlesburg, a son of the late Elman and Jessie Bucklew DeMoss. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine DeMoss on March 16, 2013. He worked at the Thornton Brick Yard, City of Grafton, and was a Coal Miner. Richard loved to be outdoors, fishing, hunting and farming. He loved to be with his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.... more

Robert Lee Taylor

Robert Lee Taylor, 81, of Grafton, WV, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Pine Ridge Nursing Home in Kingwood, WV. He was born in Taylor County on June 16, 1936, a son of the late Walter and Evie (Rifer) Taylor. Mr. Taylor is survived by three children: Robert Lee Taylor, Jr. of Thornton, Wanda Taylor and fiancé Terry Myers of Grafton, and Cindy McKinney and husband Scott of Kingwood; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. ... more

Betty Mae Jackson Collins

Betty Mae Jackson Collins, 75, of Grafton, passed away Monday, Febuary 12, 2018, at her residence. She was born May 16, 1942, in Grafton. She was the daughter of the late Lester H. and Margaret McLaughlin Jackson. She worked at Baby World, enjoyed being with her family and friends. shopping, and playing cards and reading, and taking bus trips.... more

Dorothy Mae (Hines) Smith

Dorothy Mae (Hines) Smith, 84, of Parma, OH, went into the Loving Arms of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 11, 2018. She was born January 9, 1934, in Independence WV, and lived in Cleveland and Parma, OH for 66 years. Dorothy was the daughter of Doctor Franklin Hines and Ethel Mae (Reese) Hines and the wife of her beloved husband, Darl Lee Smith (deceased).... more

Ronald Lee “Ball” Jenkins

Ronald Lee “Ball” Jenkins, 60, of Flemington, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2017, at United Hospital Clarksburg. He was born March 12, 1957, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Bernard R. and Eleanor Maxwell Jenkins. ... more

Margery Jean Williams Bolyard

Margery Jean Williams Bolyard, 92, of Moatsville (Sinclair Road), passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Corsica Hills Center in Centreville, MD. She was born on February 8, 1926, in Marquess, Preston County, daughter of the late Greenland Earl and Isa Viola May Bolyard.... more

James Harry Weekley

James Harry Weekley, 90, of Grafton, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Grafton City Hospital. He was born in Grafton, October 22, 1926, son of the late Harry and Blanche Griffith Weekley. He is survived by his wife Helen Weekley, they were m... more