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Page 6 A - Thursday, December 1, 2016 - The GlenviUe Democrat The Glenwlle Pathfinder - Glenville, WV 26351 EDSEL D. MOSS Edsel D. Moss, age 89, passed away Sunday, No- vember 20,2016 surrounded by family and friends. Born in Moss, (known as Stewart's Creek) on Octo- ber 11, 1927, Edsel was the sixth of eleven children born to Jennings B. Moss and Gertrude Hite Moss. starting the Mentor Lake Area Baseball Little League with his wife Erma. They were able to secure "used" uniforms from the Cleveland area so each boy looked like a major leaguer. The manager's softball game against Ghoulardi, Big Chuck and Little Raised as a ~ John, raised thou- sharecropper's son,~ sands of dollars to Edsel worked hard in help the boys. Edsel school and won the and Erma followed coyeted Golden the boys throughout Horseshoe Award - their lives, affection- a contest which ately referring to testedhis knowledge them as "my little of West Virginia his- leaguers" even tory. He won a trip to the state capital in Charleston, WV and got to march in a parade there - quite a feat for a"poor 'ol country boy". He graduated from Sand Fork High School in 1945. Edselenlisted in the Army where he became a drill in- structor. He spent his time in the Washington, DC area where he was stationed at Fort Belvoir in Maryland. He re- turned to his hometown of Glenville, where he at- tended and graduated from Glen- ville State College. He began his Master's degree at West Vir- ginia University but returned to Glenville to marry his col- lege sweetheart Erma Lee Ball. Edsel began teaching in a one-room school house in Rosedale, but as his family began to grow, he realized he needed to leave West Vir- ginia to find a better job to support his family. He came to the Cleveland area in 1952 where his brother Jennings taught him the tool & die trade and Edsel became a very good layout man. He retired from Cater- pillar in Mentor in 1985 as their Quality Assurance Manager in the Metallurgy Lab. In 1963 Edsel and his faro- though the boys were in their 50's. Edsel also belonged to the American Legion and as a lifetime member of the Elks. Edsel is survived by his daughters Marjorie Wright of Fairbury, IL; and Doris Moss of Concord Twp.; son Ed D. Moss of Bedford, TX; brothers Joseph Moss of Elyria and Earl Richard "Dick" Moss of Mentor; eight grand- children; 16 great grandchil- dren; four great great-grand- children; he also leaves his beloved dog Daisy. He was preceded in death by his lov- ing wife Erma Lee Moss. A celebration of life was held from 3:30 pm - 5 pm Sunday November 27,2016 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060, where a service to honor Mr. Moss's life was from 5 - 5:45 pm and the visitation was con- tinue after the service until 6:30 pm. As Edsel was all avid story teller, the family asks that you write and bring with you a favorite "Edsel" story. In lieu of flowers contri- butions may be made in Mr. Moss's memory and h is love of animals to the Lake Hu- mane Society, 7564-E Tyler Boulevard, Mentor, Ohio ily moved to Meatct~. One of 44060_~: , ..... ~! his greatest accomp]i~sh- . Offer c9ndolences ::at ments, beside his family, was HAZEL .VIRGINIA TAYLOR SOMERVILLE Hazel Virginia Taylor Somerville, 94, of Grants- ville went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2016. She was born October 7, 1922, a daughter of the late William Henry and Rhoda Saunders Taylor. She is survived by son James Somerville of Grants- ville; grandchildren Timo- thy and Alisa Somerville of Palestine; and RichardSom- erville of Ellenboro; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parent, she was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Hayes Somerville,daughter, Rhoda Morris, and three brothers and two sisters. A funeral service was held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Wednesday, November 30, 20116 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Alfred Hickman officiated. Visitation was held one hour prior to ser- vice. Interment was in Pleas- ant Hill UMC Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stump MICKEY LEE NICHOLAS II MiCkey Lee Nicholas I1, 30, of Vadese, NC passed away on Thursday, Novem- ber 10,2016. He was born on Decem- ber 15,1985,asonofMickey Lee and Kelly Simmons Nicholas who survive him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Monic Nicholas; children Dezirae, Brendon, Nastasha, Nadiya, and Mischa; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and one niece. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Bill and Gar- net Simmons and Thurl and Ella Nicholas and brother, Kenneth Nicholas. A private family service was held on Saturday, No- vember 19, 2016 at Nicho- las/Simmons Cemetery, Shock, WV. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, WV handled the final arrange- ments tbr Mr. Nicholas. Online condolences may be expressed at www.stump EARL THOMAS SPROUSE Earl Thomas Sprouse, 73, of Glenville, departed this life on November 25, 2016 from an extended illness. He was born March 30, 1943 in Copen, and was the son of the late Thomas Jackson Sprouse and Mary Sprouse (Teller). Also preceding him in death were sisters, Helen Smith, Ethel Huffman, Nina Derita, Lucille Wines, and Frances,Elizabeth McHenry and one brother, Junior Sprouse; and his son, John Wayne Sprouse. He is survived by wife, Patricia Spouse; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and John Robinson; sons, Elvis and Don Sprouse of Glen- ville; daughter Melessia Par- sons and significant other Tim Duncan of Buckhan- non. Grandchildren, Amanda Fitzpatrick and her significant other Bryan Hardman of Buckhannon; Jeffrey Conrad of Glenville; and Joseph Lattea and wife, Kasey of Weston; and Emilee Sprouse of Buckh- annon. His great grandchil- dren, Jace and Aniyah Hardman of Buckhannon; Brayden Sprouse,Owen and Sadie Lattea of Weston. He was a Baptist by faith and served as a fire fighter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his fam- ily. Family received friends on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flat- woods Comer Road, Flat- woods, WV 26621 from 11- I p.m. Funeral Services fol- lowed visitation at 1:00 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Fu- neral Home Chapel. Rever- end Ronzel Roberts offici- ated. Interment followed ser- vices in the Ball Cemetery, Copen. Memrries and con- dolences may be shared with the family at stockert The Stockert-Paletti fu- neral Home was in care of the arrangements for Earl Thomas Sprouse. NORMA DEAN SMITH Norma Dean Smithl age 71, of Normantown; de- parted this life in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 27, 2016 at her residence, sur- rounded by her husband and loving family. Born March 16, 1945 in Gration,OH, Norma was the daughter of the late Harold and Avis Cox Kennedy. Norma was a homemaker and part time hair dresser. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, spoiling her grandchildren whenever possible, sewing, quilting, making crafts, and crocheting. Norma was a Baptist by faith and member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Stumptown, WV. On October 25, 1963, Norma was united in mar- riage to Rodney Smith, who survives at their Norman- town home. Surviving are two chil- dren, Sandra McNemar and husband, Gene of Norman- town; and Randy Smith and wife, Teresa of West Salem, OH; and four siblings, John Kennedy of Virginia; Caro- lyn Whitsel of Grafton, OH; Patricia Stump of Florida; and Connie Adams and hus- band,BudofJaneLew,WV. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Jodie Par- sons, and Tyler McNemar of Normantown; and five step-grandchildren, Steve, Ricky, and James Sandy of West Salem,OH; Stacy Wil- son and husband, Josh of Copen; and Brandi Boardwine and husband, Brandon of Tennessee, and six step-great grandchildren. Along with her parents, Norma was preceded in death by four brothers, Marvin, Ronald, Donevan, and Harlan "Sug" Kennedy, and one sister, Elizabeth Moore. Funeral Services was con- ducted at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church along WV Hwy 33West in Stumptown, at 1:00 PM; Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Pastor Tim Underwood officiated. Burial followed in the Collins Community Cem- etery in Stumptown. Friends was received from 12 noon- l:00pm Wednesday at the Church. In lieu of flowers the tam- ily of Norma D. Smith re- quests memorial contribu- tions be made to WV Caring (Hospice of Burnsville) PO Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. as- sisted the family of Norma D. Smith with arrangements. DOUGLAS RAY HARDMAN Douglas Ray Hardman age 59 of Tanner; departed this life suddenly on the evening of Wednesday, No- vember 16, 2016 as a result of a motorcycle accident. Born January 3, 1957 in Richmond, VA; Doug was the son of the late Paul and Ernestine Hall Hardman. Doug was a carpenter in the construction industry, and a graduate of Randolph County High School, class of 1976. In his spare time Doug enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working, building things, and helping people. Surviving are four chil- dren, Brandy Hardman and companion, Mark Wells of Buckhannon; Bryan Hardman and companion, Amanda Fitzpatrick of Buckhannon; Tony Hardman and companion, Bridgette Campbell of Buck- hannon; and Josh Hardman of Tanner. Also surviving are two sis- ters, Debbie Shiflet and hus- band, Phil of Nornlantown; and Tena Jones of Stouts Mills; nine grandchildren, numerous nieces and neph- ews and his former wife, Tammi Hardman of Tanner. The family's request for Doug to be cremated has been honored and their will be a memorial service at a later date. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Dou- glas Ray Hardman with ar- rangements. ~ ...+~.~ _~, RICK E. THOMAS Rick E. Thomas, 56, of Millstone, went to be with our Lord and Savior due to a car accident on November 18,2016. He was born March 7, 1960, in Antioch, OH, a son of the late Charles and Kathleen Marks Tho- mas. He was a loving hus- band to his wife, Katheran Conley Tho- mas for 38 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed the outdoors with his grandchildren. He wasa well known cabinet maker, which he loved doing. He was a long-time Calhoun County resident and known by many. He will be missed by all that knew him. He is survived by his wife, Katheran, at their Millstone residence; three daughters, Tina (Eric) Gregory of Hockley, TX; Jenny (Mark) Helmick of Shock; and Cristy (Jason) Ash of Spen- cer; three sisters, Betty Jo Boothe of Grantsville; Jeannie (Howard) Starcher of Speedwell,TN, and Char- lotte Horn of Russell, KY; two brothers, Allen (Mary) Thomas of Sandridge; and Edward (Mary) Thomas of Leesburg, FL. Also surviv- ing are four granddaughters, three grandsons, and two uncles. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, William Tho- mas and Chucky Thomas IIl; two sisters, Sandy Ferrebee and Peggy Broduer, and one brother-in-taw, Denzil Boothe. There will be no public memorial service and Rick will be cremated, as were his wishes. The family will have a private memorial service perRick's request. In lieu of flowers, tile family has asked that donations be made to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). MADD WV State Office, P.O. Box 244, Scott Depot, WV 25560, Memo: In Memory of Rick Thomas. Thank you to all EMS and Roane General emergency staff for all of their help. A special thank you goes to all who visited and sent/brought food. Stump Funeral Home, Ar- noldsburg, is handling the final arrangements for Mr. Thomas. Online condo- lences may be expressed at w~w .s' JEREMY ALLEN KNICELY Jeremy Allen Knicely,24, of Gay, WV was suddenly taken away from us to be with the Lord and his grand- mother Vonda Knicety on Monday, No- vember 21, 2016. Jeremy was born August 28, 1992 in Meadsville, PA, to Guy Knicely and Melissa Johnson. Jeremy was a 2011 graduate of Calhoun County High school. Jeremy loved the outdoors, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, mudding, and music. Jeremy is survived by his brother, Philip Knicely, daughter, Annabelle, par- ents Guy (Katherine) Knicely, mother, Melissa (Chris) Johnson, uncles, James (Tanya) Knicely, Wil- liam (Julie) Knicely, Michael Johnson, aunt, Loretta Evans, step brother, DJ Knicely, step sister, Britiney Meadows, grand- parents, Will iam Knicely Sr., Mike and Charlotte Johnson, along with several nieces, nephews and good friends. His life was celebrated Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Stump Funeral home, Arnoldsburg. Will- iam Knicely, Sr. officiated the funeral service. Services for family began at 11:30 and friends at 12:00. His fi- nal resting place was at the Knicely Cemetery on Cow Skin Rd., Servia, WV. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made online to the gofundme site. Jeremy will be greatly missed. Online condolences may be expressed at www. CARLTON MEIGS MATHENY Carlton Meigs Matheny, 92, of Pinch, WV passed away November 21,2016 at Charleston Memorial Hos- pital. He was born August 29, 1924 in Troy, the son of Meigs and Opal Means Matheny. He retired from Columbia Gas Company, in 1985 after working 34 years as a me- chanical engineer. During WWII he served as a Navy Seabee in Hawaii and Mid- way. He graduated from Troy High School in 1942 and after his service in the Navy, attended West Vir- ginia University earning a degree in Mechanical Engi- neering. He married Patricia "Pat" Smith in December 1949, who survives. They are the parents of four children. He is survived by son, Lynn; daughters, Linda Payne, Sandra "Sandy" (Bill) Armentrout; and grand- daughter, Jamie Payne and great-granddaughter, Emma Leigh Payne. He was pre- ceded in death by his parents and son, Barry. Carlton was a former member of 100F and A meri- can Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was also a Boy Scout Master in Pinch for several years and was an active member of Mt. Tabor Methodist Church for more than fifty years. For many years he raised large gardens to support his family. The family moved to Pinch 63 years ago to a house on which he did much of the construction, His hobbies were hunting, fishing and camping with his family. Service was 1 l:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016at Hafer Funeral Home. Pastor Danny Kinder offici- ated. Burial was in South Fork Baptist Cemetery, Summers, WV. Visitation were 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 25,2916 at Haler Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.haferfuneral home .net Arrangements were in the care of Hafer Funeral Home. WILLIAM RICHARD (BILL) DILLON William Richard (Bill) Dillon, 78, of Arnoldsburg, a loved husband, father, farmer and outdoorsman passed peace- fully in to the eternal arms of God on No- vember 2 l, 2016. A native West Virginian, Bill was born in Calhoun County on September 15, 11938. After graduating from Grantsville High school, he served hon- orably in the United States Army. While assigned to military duty in the United Kingdom he met and mar- ried his soulmate, the former Ms. Judith Ann Hazell. Af- ter service, he worked as a team supervisor for Ohio Edison. Throughout life, Bill manifest a tbndness for the hills of West Virginia, a love for the outdoors and a self- lessness toward others. His days on earth were spent helping neighbors in need, fishing, hunting, and joy- ously tending to farm and family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Richard (Billy) Dillon Jr. He is sur- vived by his wife of 56 years, Judith Ann Dillon; two daughters, Terry Luzader and Carmen Wilhite; and his sister, Sue Ann Steel. He and family are blessed with four grandchildren, Blake, Arieile, Allyson and Trey and great grandson Landon. A private gathering of family and friends will oc- cur at a later date. In lieu flowers the family requests you consider a small dona- tion inhis nametothe Roane County Animal Shelter, 2550 Parkersburg Rd.,Spen- cer, WV 25276. Stump Funeral Home, Ar- noldsburg is assisting the Dillon family with final ar- rangements. Online condo- lences may be expressed at ~ w w .~tzgnpfimeralhomes ~om COLBY LEE PRITT Colby Lee Pritt, age 10, of Troy; departed this life suddenly on the morning of Wednesday, November 23, 2016 as a result of an acci- dental firearm discharge. Born June 9, 2006 in Lewis County, Colby was the son of Charles E. Pritt of Troy, and Stacey Bright of Clarks- burg. Colby was a 5th grader at the Leading Creek Elemen- tary School in Linn. He en- joyed spending time with family and friends, attend- ing Sand Fork Baptist Church youth functions, fishing, Four Square, play- ing ball, and video games. Surviving are two broth- ers, Nicholas and Shawn Pritt of Troy; one half brother, Kolman Parker of Weston; three step-sisters, Destiny Nayo, Whitney Parmer, and Makenzie Parmer, all of Troy; Paternal Grandpar- ents, Coy Pritt Jr. of Troy; and Patrilla Murray of Ohio; and Maternal Grandparents, Dave and Kathy Dent of Edgewater, MD; and step- mother, Tiffany Parmer of Troy. Colby is also survived by a host of other family mem- bers and friends who love, miss, and will never forget his smiling face. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351, at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 2,2016. Follow- ing services Colby will be cremated and the family will have a private burial at a later date. Friends and fam- ily will be received from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Friday morn- ing at the mortuary. Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Colby Lee Pritt with arrangements. ilmer Goings THE LITTLE KANAWHA TRAIL RIDERS The Little Kanawha Trail Rid- ers will be having a D J/ Karokee at the 33 Club Dec. 10, starting at 9pm open to the public with no cover charge, but donations ~to cover DJ are appreciat-' ed. This is a Holiday party and hope to share with the com- munity for socialization and fun. Hope to see you there. THIRD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW IN THE GLEN Is Sat., Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. All items are handmade by local arti- sans. Silent auction & 50/50 drawing. Concessions avail- able. Start your Christmas shopping and buy local! CEOS HOLIDAY HOUSE The Gitmer County CEOS chapters will have "A Gin- gerbread Christmas" at their annual Holiday House on Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. A turkey dinner will be served at 11:30 a.m. for $8. wotj tale- outs available. Please join us for craft and baked good sales. Try your hand at a craft to take home. We hope you will visit us for fun and festive day. Bring your friends and family! CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLE The Glenville Inn is hosting a "Shop local" vendor event "Christmas in the Ville", on the first floor of the hotel, Fri., Dec. 2, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sat. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of local vendors; food by Gilmer County Vol- unteer Fire Dept, photos with Santa! GC FARMERS; MARKET The Gilmer County Farmers' Market in Glenville will hold its annual Christmas Market on Sat., Dec. 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fresh Christmas trees and wreaths, arts & crafts, hand- made jewelry, jelly, honey, baked goods, free hot cider and treats. Located at 720 North Lewis Street, next to the Senior Center, in Glen- ville. Church News THE CHRISTMAS CLOTHING GIVEAWAY The Christmas Clothing Giveaway will be Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church of Glenville. Cloth- ing, baby items, small toys and household items will be available. Everyone is wel- come. Gilmer Goings On Continued to page 7.4 ]