Laquita Brook Lambert Breen
BRIDGEPORT — Laquita Brook Lambert Breen of Lost Creek, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, while resting at home with family and friends at her side. She was 79.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, John Francis “Jack” Breen.
Laquita was born in Fairmont on March 21, 1933, to the late Laco James and Helen Maxine Lambert.
Laquita is survived by four children, Vicki Atkinson of Weston, W.Va., Dennis Van Horn of Clarksburg, W.Va., Anne M. Kenney of Lost Creek, W.Va., and John L. Breen of Jane Lew, W.Va. She is also survived by her stepson, Guy T. Breen of College Point, NY.
Laquita has five grandchildren, Lori Van Horn, Hellertown, PA, Jennifer Metz of Jane Lew, John Joseph Kenney II (Joey), Jacob Aaron Breen and Hannah Michelle Breen of Jane Lew; and five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Hailey, Morgan Metz, Barry Kunsman and John Joseph Kenney III (Trace). She is also survived by two stepgrandsons, Michael and Tyler Breen of College Point, NY.
Laquita is also survived by her siblings, Carol Jeffries, Beverly Hines Brown, James Lambert and Sara B. Huntz of Weston.
Along with her parents, Laquita was also preceded in death by two children, Brenda Van Horn and Francis Van Horn.
After residing near Philadelphia, PA, for nearly 30 years, Laquita returned to her home state in 1983 to a beautiful log house on a hill where she gardened and kept a beautiful landscape. She always took time to smell the flowers. She was a lifelong member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Weston.
She was mother to many. A friend once called her Mother Earth! Throughout the years, many homeless animals found their way to Laquita’s side knowing they had safe refuge with her. Though she was a mother to seven, she was Nana to hundreds.
A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, October 8, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Lambert’s Vintage Wines in Weston, W.Va.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com
The Breen family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, W.Va.
BRIDGEPORT — Alonzo Curry, 91, of Reynoldsville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, October 2, 2012, at his residence.
He was born in Harts, WV, on January 30, 1921, a son of the late William Crum and Margaret Curry and the stepson of the late Herbert Hager.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Martin Curry.
He is survived by his wife, Ilahmae (Frances) Maggard Curry, whom he married May 22, 1959.
Also surviving are his children, Nancy Kurtz of Cary, NC, Thomas Boothe of Buckhannon, Robert Curry of WA, Marietta Benson of Cary, NC, Barry Curry of Baton Rouge, LA, Gary Curry of Norfolk, VA, and Keith Curry of Jarvisville; 15 grandchildren, Shannon Prince, Jeff Niblett, Jenny Niblett, Crystal Maechling, Benny Schneider, Donetta Darling, Cary Hill, Helen Costa, Helen Clement, Rodney Curry, B.J. Curry, Alonzo Curry, Michael Curry, Amy Curry and Brandon Curry; 28 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack Hager; and four sisters, Bonnie Neace, Connie Hatfield, Jean Pennington and Erma Sargent.
He was preceded in death by his son, David Curry; daughter, Dianna Wilburn; and five brothers, Ken, Merle, Memphis, Roy and Bill Crum.
Mr. Curry was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving proudly during World War II on the USS Washington. During his six years of military service, Alonzo was awarded the American Defense Award, America Area Award, Asiatic Pacific Area Award with seven stars, Philippine Liberation with two stars, Victory World War II, European African Area with one star, and Good Conduct Award.
Following his service, he was a coal miner for the National Mining Company for 27 years, retiring in 1972. After his retirement, he was a federal mine inspector and then retired once more in 1985. He was also a member of UMWA Local Union 5817.
Mr. Curry was a Freewill Baptist Church minister for many years and was pastor of the Long Run Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed wood working, bowling, gardening, roses, birds and his special dog, Tiger.
Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, where services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012, with Pastor Dick Chipps and Pastor John Freeman presiding. Interment will follow in WV National Cemetery, where military funeral honors will be accorded.
Condolences to the Curry family may be sent to email@example.com
A Burnside Funeral Home service.
Roger Theodore Hall
SHINNSTON — Roger Theodore Hall, 70, of Hurricane, WV, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Teays Valley Center.
He was born November 9, 1941, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Earl E. Hall and Irene Matheny Hall of Enterprise.
Roger is survived by his two sons, John Earl Hall and wife Erin of Seattle, WA, and David Thomas Hall of Ft. Myers, FL; four-grandchildren, Grace, Samson, Geoffrey and Ian. Also surviving are one sister, Judith M. Fiber of Enterprise; two brothers, Russell E. Hall of Enterprise and Gary R. Hall and wife Reida of Texarkana, TX; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former wife, Helen Hall of Hurricane.
Roger was a graduate of Shinnston High School and Fairmont State College and obtained a master’s of biology at West Virginia University. He briefly taught in the West Virginia education system and then was employed by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources in the Reclamation Division, where he continued his employment until his retirement. Roger enjoyed his career and his family. He spent some leisure time fishing.
Cremation has taken place honoring Roger’s request. Friends and family will gather for a graveside service at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Eric Milan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or the National Stem Cell Foundation at 333 East Main St., Suite 400, Louisville, KY 40202.
Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.
Marion M. Thomas Moyer
GRAFTON — Marion M. (Thomas) Moyer, 76, of Rose Street, Grafton, WV, (formerly of West Union) passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012, at the Rosewood Health Care Center in Grafton.
She was born July 3, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of the late Jacob and Millie Thomas.
She is survived by nine children, Doreen McHugh of Crozet, VA, Tate Moyer of Howardsville, VA, Mark Moyer of Pittsburgh, PA, Oliver Moyer of Reynoldsville, PA, Selina Koop of Virginia Beach, VA, Herbert B. Moyer Jr. of Pennsboro, WV, Abner Moyer of Fairmont, WV, Oren Moyer of Lexington Park, MD, and Jennifer Greene of Abingdon, VA; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Bruce Moyer Sr., and one granddaughter, Brooke Boyles.
Marion was a volunteer coordinator for the Doddridge County Senior Center and an EMS volunteer for the Doddridge County Emergency Squad. She also volunteered for several groups, schools and organizations.
She was a member of the West Union Christian Church.
The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton on Thursday, October 4, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Friday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery in Grafton.
Online condolences: www.donaldgfordfuneralhome.com
Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton.
Judith Ann Prine
NUTTER FORT — Judith Ann Prine, 69, of Clarksburg, departed this life on October 1, 2012, at Meadowview Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness.
She was born in Akron, Ohio, on October 17, 1942, a daughter of the late Eugene Haymond and Mildred Lorraine Fittro Prine.
Ms. Prine is survived by two sisters, June Pinion of Clarksburg, WV, and Shelia Matheny and husband John of Shinnston, WV; several nieces and nephews, Terri Johnson and husband Don, Joseph Pinion and wife Jeanie, William Pinion and wife Cathy, Shane Pinion and wife Rebecca, Kimberly Canterbury and husband Dale, Chad Flint and wife Amy, Jason Flint, Nick Matheny and wife Laura; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She made her home with her sister, June, until the last three years before her illness. She liked to travel, especially to Ocean City, MD, with her family and took many trips to the Amish Country, where she loved shopping at the mall. She also loved spending time with her family and beloved dog “Tillie.”
Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Daniel Cope presiding. Interment will follow in the Plant Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com
A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.
Clarence Roscoe Shepherd
CLARKSBURG — Clarence Roscoe Shepherd, 71, of Spelter, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Heartland of Clarksburg.
He was born June 25, 1941, in Pine Grove, WV, son of the late Roscoe Lee Livingston and Violet L. Shepherd and his late stepfather, William Dillow.
He is survived by seven stepchildren, Harry White and Charlotte, Richard White, Marvin White and Mary, all of California, Mary K. White of Clarksburg, Clifford White and Debbie of Spelter, Doris White of Stonewood and Dreama McKinney and William of Spelter; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; three brothers, Nick Gray, Carl Dillow and Junior Dillow; four sisters, Dorothy Blackwell, Ann Monteyo, Linda Edwards and Jeanie Darrell; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean White Shepherd, in 2011; one brother, Edward Dillow; and one stepgranddaughter, Kayla Mae Winkler.
Clarence enjoyed collecting junk and could fix or build anything. He retired from Smith Ambulance Service as a driver with several years of service.
Services were held Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, with the Reverend Richard Settles officiating. Interment followed at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be sent to www.davisfuneralhomewv.com
Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg.
Mabel Linger See Weidlich
WESTON — On Oct. 1, 2012, surrounded by family, Mabel Linger See Weidlich left her earthly home to be with her Heavenly Father and her immediate family. In heaven, she joined her parents, Ralph W. See and Catherine Linger See, and her sisters, Enola Martin and Irene Hall, and her brother, Ralph W. See Jr. She was the last member of her immediate family.
She was born on May 23, 1924, on Ranges Run in Lewis County. She started school at Round Knob School House, a one-room school, and graduated from Weston High School. Following high school, she attended Fairmont State College, graduating with a bachelor degree in education in 1944. Following college, she accepted a teaching position in Kitzmiller, Maryland, for a few years, then returned to West Virginia.
On a beautiful sunny afternoon on June 12, 1946, she married the love of her life, Robert James Weidlich, following his service in the U.S. Army. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary this year. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted husband of Charleston, and three loving daughters and their husband and families: Judy Riffe Mulkey and husband Larry of Bluefield, Va., Bobbie Dianne Parker and husband John of Charleston and Mabel Ann Greer and husband David of Green Bank, W.Va. She leaves three grandchildren whom she loved dearly, David Anthony Greer, Atlanta, Ga., Kendra Nicole Greer, Washington, D.C., and Chad Robert Parker, Charleston, W.Va. She also leaves behind one very special little fellow who truly brightened her world, Dylan Michael Newsome of Bluefield, Va.
Following her marriage, she joined her husband in the poultry dressing business, Bob Weidlich Inc. They continued in business together, developing Mountain State Eggs and then African Violets Inc. She continued to assist Bob when he changed business in Lewis County to the investment business. She continued to assist him in that business when they moved to Charleston in 1965. Following retirement from the investment business, they owned and operated a large apartment complex, The Oaks, in Dunbar, W.Va., for several years, until they sold it in 2002.
As an adult, there were two things important to her, her Lord and her family. While living in Roanoke, Lewis County, where she lived until 1965, she was active in Vandalia Methodist Church, where she served as youth leader and held many offices. She also served as 4-H leader of the Roanoke Happy Go Getters 4-H Club for several years and served as camp counselor at Jackson’s Mill 4-H Camp. In both church and 4-H activities, her goal was to equip young people with Christian values and principles. After moving to Charleston, she remained active in her church and Women’s Aglow. In Aglow, she served in several offices and was instrumental in the development of additional Aglow chapters throughout West Virginia. She remained active in her church until her failing health prohibited active participation. Mabel and her husband also traveled to Chile, Peru and Ecuador on mission trips.
In her personal life, she loved her family dearly and was always eager to help and support her family. She was a very talented cook and could really prepare a holiday feast or a birthday or family celebration dinners. Her pumpkin pies were a family favorite. She created a loving home for her family. Her hobbies included gardening and reading. She took pride in producing beautiful vegetables and fruit from their garden. For many years she canned and kept a well-stocked pantry, freezer and cellar.
As was her wish, her body has been returned to Lewis County. Visitation and celebration of life service will be held at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home in Weston, W.Va. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery, Weston, W.Va. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Ave., Weston, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dwayne Brown officiating. Interment will follow services in Weston Masonic Cemetery, WV.
Online condolences may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Mabel Linger See Weidlich.