Weston Democrat Obits - Feb 18, 2015

Elly Mick
Elly Mick, age 75, of Weston was called to her heavenly home, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Her unwavering faith in God, strong will to live and the love and prayers of family, friends, church family and supporters carried her through. She touched countless lives with her smile and laughter. Her favorite gift to give and receive were "hugs," and will never be forgotten.
She was a strong supporter of animal care, veterans and Native American organizations. She loved working around her house, creating new flower beds in the spring and always crafting new decorating ideas for her home. Precious time with her family was cherished. Her family included her pets throughout their lives, especially her cats, they loved her and she adored and loved them.
She dedicated many years working in medical records and administration at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston and St. Joseph's Hospital of Buckhannon.
She was born Aug. 28, 1939, in Lewis County and spent her life there. She joins her parents in heaven, Lewis and Pearl Watson.
Her son, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Lee Anne, live in Weston; her sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Jerry Francis live in Jane Lew. She has two brothers, Delford Watson and her sister-in-law, Margurite, of Loraine, Ohio and Larry Watson and sister-in-law, Loretta, of Buckhannon. Her life was completed by her granddaughters, Tara and Miranda Hathaway, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her beauty, inside and out, will always live on.
A Fellowship time to celebrate Elly's life was held Sunday, Feb. 15, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. from St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 120 E. 3rd Street Weston.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from St. Matthew United Methodist Church with Rev. Jonathan Nettles officiating.
In lieu of any and all flowers or other gestures, Elly requested donations be made to the Lewis-Upshur Animal Shelter, 318 Mud Lick Road South Buckhannon, WV 26201.
On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Elly may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Elly Mick.
  • Jerry Lee Perkins
    Jerry Lee Perkins, age 64, of Two Lick Road in Jane Lew, passed away at 1:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, following an extended illness.
    He was born in Perry County, Ky. on Feb. 2, 1951: a son of the late John Perkins and Ruth Walter Perkins.
    He is survived by one son, Jody Perkins, N.C.; one daughter, Connie Perkins of LaPorte, Ind.; his significant other, Alice Dills Shortridge of Jane Lew, and her children whom he loved dearly, Amy Jo Jenkins of Jane Lew, April M. Burkhead of Clarksburg, Ray H. Lehman and Michael J. Lehman, both of Jane Lew; two sisters, Debbie Harvey of Wheeler, Ind., and Donna Maglio of North Liberty, Ind.; three half-brothers, Eugene (Ollie) Pratt of Wallace, Clarence (Brenda) Pratt of Jacksonville Fla. and Manford (Drucilla) Pratt of Hazard, Ky.; several nieces and nephews; and Marco Perkins, his beloved Chihuahua.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Willie Dean Perkins; and one sister, Maggie Sue Perkins.
    Jerry retired as a machine operator from Omega Wire of Breman, Ind. He enjoyed deer hunting, ice fishing, cooking and playing bingo. He was a member of the FOE 2353 of Clarksburg and was Baptist by faith.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 11a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, Feb. 13.
    Funeral Services followed at 12 noon with Rev. Charles Madeous officiating.
    Interment followed in the Wallace Lions Cemetery in Harrison County.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made at the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Jerry Perkins.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Stephen Jerod Putnam
    Stephen Jerod Putnam, age 38, of Ireland, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Ireland.
    He was born in Buckhannon on March 10, 1976: son of Stephen Leon Putnam and Beverley G. (Perrine) Putnam of Ireland.
    On July 28, 2008, he married Shannon M. (Cross) Putnam, who survives.
    He is survived by two children, twins, Taylor and Benjermin Putnam, at home.
    He is also survived by two brothers, Jason Putnam of Glenville and Kevin Putnam of Ireland; paternal grandmother, Flora Belle Putnam of Glenville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Jerod was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Rex and Madeline Perrine of Falls Mill; and paternal grandfather, Lester Putnam of Glenville.
    He owned and operated Jerod Enterprises and was a logger and heavy equipment operator. He was a graduate of Lewis County High School with the Class of 1994. He was active with Lewis County High School football, played football from 1994 - 1997 at Glenville State Collage and in 1997 at Concord College. He was a Methodist by faith.
    He was an avid boater, enjoyed skiing and was an all-around sportsman. He always made time for his family and friends and was loyal to his hometown of Ireland. There was not a thing he wouldn't do for the ones he loved, especially his wife and children.
    He was one of the founders of Irish Road Bowling in West Virginia, playing in the first ever game in 1995 with Don's (Stewart) Daredevils which became the Irish Road Bowlers. He competed in Boston in the 2004 and 2005 North American Regional Championships Novice 2, leading in his first match in Boston after half-mile, until the "lofting leprechaun in the corner" caught him. In 2006, he was West Virginia State Champion, using his speed to win the WV Singles Championship Finals in Ireland. Jerod represented the WVIRBA in the 2009 North American Regions Finals Novice 1.
    "Daddy, we will never forget you. Love you always and forever," Ben and Taylor.
    Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Friday, Feb. 13, from 2 - 4 and 5 - 7 p.m.
    Funeral services were held on Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Lonnie Ramsey and Rev. Jeff Ramsey officiating.
    Interment followed services in the Falls Mill Cemetery in Falls Mill.
    A dinner will be served at the Ireland Community Building following the services.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the continuing education of his children. Donations may be sent to: Putnam Fund 201 Main Avenue Weston, WV 26452. (Attn: Amy Corathers)
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Jerod may be made at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Stephen Jerod Putnam.
  • Robert Lee "Bob" Singleton
    Robert Lee "Bob" Singleton, age 79, of Sutton, went home to be with Jesus on Feb. 14, 2015.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Marlene Singleton; parents, Elbert and Lou Dorphes (Brown) Singleton; and sister, Thelma.
    He leaves behind daughters, Kristy (Eric) Veltre, Kathy (Evan) Carr and Kelly (Jonny) White.
    Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren who will deeply miss him; brother, William Singleton; three sisters, Virginia Parker, Clara Johnson and Nellie Cayton along with many nieces and nephews.
    Family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road in Flatwoods.
    Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Chapel with a graveside service following at Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens in Heaters, with pastor, nephew, Delmas Singleton and Eric Veltre officiating.
    Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.stockertpaletti.com.
    The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods is honored to be caring for the Singleton family.
  • John David Ward, Jr.
    John David Ward, Jr., age 60, of Neighborly Way, Lost Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at his residence.
    He was born in Clarksburg on Dec. 14, 1954: son of the late John David Ward Sr. and Sarah Margaret Bice Ward.
    He is survived by two children, John Daniel (Tina) Ward of Weston and Karen Virginia Ward of Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Sara Grace, Victoria Lovie and Tyler James Ward; four brothers, Ralph (Bulah "Boots") Ward of Fla., Charles Ward of S.C., Joe (Connie) Ward of Lost Creek and Larry Ward of Ohio; two sisters, Margaret Buck of Clarksburg and Madeline Hayten of Mt. Clare; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, James "Porky," Clayton, Ray, Donald, Richard "Dick," Delbert and Dave Ward; one sister, Genevieve Ward; two sisters-in-law, Maxine and Ann Ward; two brothers-in-law, George Buck and Terry Heyton; and one grandson, John Daniel Ward, Jr.
    He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, muzzle loading, auto mechanics and spending time with his grandchildren.
    His request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a private Celebration of Life Service at a later date.
    Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to the family at: 205 Laurel Lick Rd., Weston, WV 26452.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the family of John David Ward, Jr.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Virginia Doneva West
    Virginia Doneva West, age 94, of Troy, died at the Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew, on Feb. 16, 2015.
    She was born in the family log home on Stone Lick Run, near Cox's Mills in Gilmer County on May 20, 1920: the daughter of the late Oliver Worthy and Essie Ward West.
    She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clive and Damon West.
    Surviving are nephew, Larry (Debbie) West of New Martinsville; niece, Lucy Ann West of Glenville; sister-in-law, Edna West of Troy; her neighbor, Elma Jean Woofter of Troy; great-nephews, Chad West and Nathan West of New Martinsville and Adam (Erika) West of Clarksburg; and great-niece, Nicole (A.J.) Nastasi of Morgantown. Great-great-nephews and nieces are Kale Damon and Kai West, Ashley and Tommy Hawkins and Korinne and Keaton Nastasi.
    West attended Cox's Mills school by riding in front of her brother, Clive, on their horse or walked the two miles. She attended Cox's Mills grade school for three-years, Troy one room school for three-years and graduated from Troy High School in 1937, not having missed a day of school.
    West attended Glenville State Teachers College earning a BA in 1941. She then taught for one-year at Colonial High School in Blue Ridge, Va. because her brother, Damon, was teaching at Troy Elementary School. The rules at that time would not allow two persons from the same family to teach in Gilmer County.
    The following year she returned to Troy and her brothers had been called to military service. She taught at Troy High School. She earned her MA from West Virginia University in 1950.
    In 1955 she became an instructor of English and journalism at Glenville State College. She was the advisor for the college newspaper, The Glenville Mercury. In 1978 she became a professor at Glenville State and became chairperson of the Language Division. In 1979, she was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Alumni Assoc. She was the first woman president of the Glenville State College Faculty Administrative Organization. She retired in 1983 after 42-years of teaching, 28 of those years at Glenville State College. That year she served as honorary parade marshal for the GSC Homecoming Parade.
    After her retirement she was named Professor Emerita. It is infrequent that one gains the title "professor" without a doctorate. She was so recognized because of her excellent performance and significant contribution to GSC for a long period of time.
    She was a member and participant in the West Virginia Library Assoc., Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma, Glenville State College Alumni Assoc., the Glenville Trinity United Methodist Church and the Troy High School Alumni.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 1 - 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Sharon West officiating.
    Interment will follow services in the Troy IOOF Cemetery of Troy.
    On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Virginia may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Virginia Doneva West.