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March 3, 2014 - Please keep Jennifer Scott in your prayers as she goes thru Kidney Transplant surgery today. She is the daughter of Nancy Scott - WM of Franklin Chapter NO. 138
March 4, 2014 - Donna Rae Mullenix, PM from Harrisville Chapter, had surgery for a broken hip Saturday in Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg. She is being moved to Health South today Tuesday March 4th..
March 2, 2014 - Norma Bourgeois Thompson Cutlip, 85, of South Charleston, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. She was a member of the St. John United Methodist Church, South Charleston, and a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, South Charleston Chapter No. 131. Norma was preceded in death her first husband and father of her children, Frank W. Thompson; second husband, Charles F. Cutlip; parents, William H. Bourgeois Sr. and Pleasie Sayre Bourgeois; and three brothers, James, Paul and Billy Bourgeois.
Surviving, sons and daughters-in-law, Donald K. and Karen Thompson of Kingsport, Tenn., and Steven C. and Nancy Thompson of South Charleston; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and James "Smokey" Shott of Bluefield, Va.; stepdaughter and her husband, Cheryl and Ben Black of Calabash, N.C.; sisters, Naomi Fisher of Ravenswood and Sandra Jo Johnson of Hendersonville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Brian, Bruce (Nila) and Brad Thompson, Roger and Robert Gallimore, Angela Cossin, Steven Michael Thompson, James Ryan, Katherine, Marcia Shott and Brandi McConnon; and numerous great-grandchildren, one of whom, Brandon Thompson, will serve as a pallbearer along with the grandsons.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Corbet May officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, where there will be an Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m.
The family asks that donations be made to St. John United Methodist Church, 212 D St., South Charleston, WV 25303.
February 27, 2014 - Thoughts and prayers to Ruth Ann Hagaman (Elizabeth Chapter, Williamson) in the loss of her father. Wake at Weavers Funeral Home, Williamson tonight 6-9, funeral Friday at 11 am.
February 23, 2014 - Kathleen Berry, a member of Queen Esther Chapter and sister to Harold Carpenter, PGP fell at her home and broke her leg. She had surgery this past Friday and is recoverying in United Hospital in Clarksburg. Cards may be sent to United Hospital, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330. She will be there for a couple weeks.
February 21, 2014 - Mary Francis Pugh, PGM will be having surgery Wednesday, February 26th.
February 10, 2014 - On Feb 5, Sue Armstrong, PM, Newburg #143 and dual member of Naomi #12 fell and broke a hip. She is currently at United Health Center in Clarksburg beginning physical therapy after her surgery.
February 10, 2014 - Janet Hughes, Grand Electa, fell on Friday and fractured her ankle. She is using a walker and will be seeing an orthopedist for possible surgery. Cards to 162 Northwood Terrace, Williamstown, WV 26187.
February 8, 2014 - Jean Alt PM of Alkire #10 will be starting seven weeks of radiation at John Hopkins. Cards may be mailed to her Jean Alt % Sue McHenry 104 Dallas Ct Joppa town, MD 21085.
February 8, 2014 - Linda Marie Clipp Fries, 71, PM of Golden Rule Chapter 69, of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at her residence.
Born January 19, 1943 in Martinsburg, WV she was the daughter of the late William Gorman Clipp and Margaret Virginia King Clipp.
She was a 1960 graduate of Martinsburg High School.
She was retired from Martin's Food Market with 20 years of service, Proctor & Gamble with 12 years of service, and Acosta Sales & Marketing with 3 years of service.
Linda was President of the Martinsburg Lioness Club, Past Worthy Matron Golden Rule Chapter #69 OES, William Henshaw Chapter NSDAR, Daughters of the Nile, RE Temple 118, Past President Tristate Nile.
She was a volunteer with Loaves & Fishes. She served on the United Methodist Board of Childcare; was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, Chairman of the Bereavement Committee, Camp Counselor for teens, Christmas Tour of Churches, and McDowell County Mission Trips.
Linda was an avid bowler with the Wednesday night mixed league and Tuesday night ladies league; loved to golf; loved to travel; and loved people and taking care of them and feeding them.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James Douglas Fries; one son, Steven Douglas Fries and wife, Jan of Martinsburg; three daughters, Tammy Michelle Fries DeGraff and husband, Tim of Blue Ridge, VA, Kimberly Lynn Fries Barney and husband, Terry of Martinsburg, and Lisa Marie Fries Unger of Martinsburg; seven grandchildren, Christopher Wayne Saferight, Alyssa Marie Saferight, Sarah Elizabeth DeGraff and Hannah Lynn DeGraff all of Blue Ridge, VA, Sara Elizabeth Fries, Tyler Douglas Fries, and Leslie Breann Barney all of Martinsburg; two brothers, William "Bill" Gorman Clipp, Jr. and wife, Donna of Falling Waters, Roger Earl Clipp and wife, Mary of Fort Worth, TX; two sisters, Susan Virginia Clipp Lavin and Mary Anne Clipp Rossi and husband, David all of PA; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special aunt, Ann Kackley and husband, Renus.
Family will receive friends on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at the Brown Funeral Home with an Order of Eastern Star Service at 6:00PM.
Celebration of Life of services will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:00AM at Calvary United Methodist with Rev. Al Clipp officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church Window Fund, 220 W. Burke Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401.
Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com
February 7, 2014 - Linda Fries, PM, Golden Rule Chapter #69, and our long-time Treasurer, passed away suddenly on Wednesday evening, February 5, 2014. Final plans will be forthcoming in her obituary. Her husband, Doug, had undergone surgery himself on Wednesday and is now home trying to recuperate. They have 4 children. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Cards can be sent to J. Douglas Fries, 7046 Arden Nollville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25403.
January 30, 2014 - Bob Sherman, husband of Gail Sherman, Deputy Instructor and PM of Charles Town #128, underwent surgery today for repair of an abdominal aortic aneursym. Everything went well with surgery, although a little longer than expected, but he is not having a lot of pain and his doctor is encouraged with his progress. If everything continues as is, Gail hopes to bring Bob home in the next day or so. Thank you to everyone for their wonderful prayers and please continue to keep Bob and Gail in your prayers. Cards can be sent to Gail and Bob Sherman,167 Jefferson Avenue, Charles Town, WV 25414.
January 26, 2014 - I don't know if anyone had been told of Lucille's passing in November, almost a month after celebrating her 100th birthday. We at Union gave her a surprise birthday at our regular meeting in September, as her big celebration was the week of Grand Chapter. She had been a faithful member for 77 years. She was a past Worthy Matron. So was Phyllis Crosier.
We did the Eastern Star Funeral Ceremony for Lucille in the afternoon, with the choir from Old Stone Church in Lewisburg providing beautiful music. As per her wishes, Union Eastern Star is setting up a small scholarship fund in her honor. We hope to award the first to a resident of Monroe County this year. The local Garden Club planted a rather large tree in her memory, and the Historical Society had a brick inscribed with her name as part of the paved new porch at the carriage house. She is survived by one daughter, Doris Ann Taylor (a member of our Chapter) and one son. Oh my, we do miss her!
January 26, 2014 - Phyllis Crosier of Waiteville, WV, died November 30th, 2013. She was survived by several children, among them Debra Spivey, also a member of Union Chapter #122 in Union, WV. Services were conducted by Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home at Union.
January 26, 2014 - Roger Mullins of Union Chapter was given the Funeral Ceremony on Monday evening at seven p.m. He had been Worthy Patron for over twenty times and was Worthy Patron at the time of his death. Survived by one son, Derek, and wife Pamela of Ballengee, WV
January 20, 2014 - Norine Waugaman, WV Grand Adahs’ father passed away on Jan. 13 2013 following an extended illness. Celebration of Life service to be held on Jan. 25 2014 at 1pm at the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church, Quiet Dell WV. Condolences can be sent via email or FB.
January 20, 2014 - William Newton Corbitt, 93, a mwember of Williamstown Chapter, died at his home in Waverly, W.Va., on Jan. 14, 2014.
He was born in Grape Island, W.Va., on July 2, 1920, the son of the late Crozier G. and Grace E. Steer Corbitt of Waverly.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Warren Corbitt of Waverly; his son, David Warren Corbitt and wife, Janet, of Parkersburg; his grandson, Justin Gregor Corbitt and his wife, Erica, of Singapore; his granddaughters, Dr. Caitlin Elizabeth Corbitt and her husband, Dr. Scott Gilchrist, of Morgantown and Jourdan Claire Corbitt of San Francisco; one brother, Paul C. Corbitt and his wife, Marie, of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Corbitt.
Mr. Corbitt graduated from Williamstown High School in 1937 where he played football and was a member of the band. He was invited to join the Parkersburg Big Red Marching Band for its trip to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans during his senior year. He attended West Virginia University and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He left WVU and volunteered for the Army Air Corps in December 1941, and was trained as a bomber pilot flying B-17, B-24 and B-29 airplanes. After his discharge in 1945, he joined the Air Force Reserve where he served for 30 years and retired with the rank of Major.
Bill devoted his life to his family, his community and his country. He began work with American Airlines and then joined Union Insulating/Sylvania until he retired in 1980. He was a life member of Waverly Presbyterian Church.
He was a charter member of the Waverly Lions Club and remained active for 65 years. He was a 56-year member of Williamstown Lodge 129 A.F. & A.M., a 50-year member of the Williamstown Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 58, a 50-year member of the Calvary Commandery 3 Knights Templar, and a member of the Jerusalem Chapter 3 Royal Arch Masons. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and received his 33rd degree in 2009.
His many civic activities included his role as a board member for the development of Mountwood Park and judge for the Lions Club Horse Pull in Waverly. His favorite pastimes were carpentry and boating on the river, and he enjoyed using his woodworking talents helping his son in the restoration of railroad passenger cars.
The family wishes to offer their special thanks to the staff at TLC In Home Care Services, especially Lesa and Chrissie, whose skilled and devoted care allowed Bill to remain at home on the river he loved.
Funeral services will be conducted at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Elizabeth Campbell-Maleke officiating. Services will conclude with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites conducted by Williamstown Lodge 129, and flag presentation by the Honor Guard Team from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Jan. 24 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at which time Scottish Rite services will be performed.
Expressions of sympathy are requested to Waverly Presbyterian Church or the Lions Club Sight Foundation.
January 18, 2014 - Roger Mullins, Worthy Patron of Union Chapter died yesterday after 20 days in ccu at CAMC.
His wake will be 7 pm on Monday at McGuire funeral home
January 3, 2014 - Prayers are requested for the continued recovery of Art Coddington of Romney Chapter #84, Romney and dual member of Oakland Chapter #67, Oakland MD. On December 26, 2013 Art underwent emergency, quadruple bypass surgery at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. The surgery was successful and Art returned to his home on January 2, 2014 to continue his recovery and rehabilitation. Cards and words of encouragement can be sent to Art Coddington, PO Box 219, McHenry MD 21541
January 1, 2014 - Betty Banks, secretary of Fairmont Chapter No. 34, lost her husband who passed away last night 12/31/2013. He was put on hospice two weeks ago. Arrangements are not complete at this time. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.
December 30, 2013 -Ed Chafin,husband of Nancy Chafin, died December 27th at home. Please remember Nancy and her family in your prayers and with cards. Nancy,also, started her chemotherapy treatment today.
December 24, 2013 -Nancy Hitchman, Worthy Grand Matron's father-in law pasted away.. Services willl be on Sunday at 3 PM at Bream Church in Charleston.
December 24, 2013 -Please keep Christine Raposa and Harriet Kimes, PM, both members of Golden Rule Chapter #69, in your prayers. Christine's son, Harriet's grandson, died very tragically last week. They would very much appreciate your keeping them in your prayers. Cards can be sent to: Christina Raposa, 422 Bashore Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25404 and Harriet Kimes, 67 Tanglewood Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25405.
December 20, 2013 - A memorial for J. Curtis Van Dyke, PGP will be held at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Teays Valley, at 11:30 on January 4, 2014.
December 19, 2013 -Joseph Curtis Van Dyke, 94, of Scott Depot, died peacefully at home on Sunday evening, Dec. 15, 2013, after struggling the last few months with lung disease. He was the youngest son of Henry and Caroline McGlothlin Van Dyke and was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William, John and Clarence; sisters, Bertha, Carrie, Henrietta and Nellie; his daughter, Becky Pauley; and grandson, "Chef" Harvey Christie.
He is survived by his wife, Jacki; daughter, Pat Dore and husband, Mike; son, James Van Dyke and wife, Patricia; and sons, Geno DeMay, Mark DeMay, Christopher DeMay and Tony DeMay and wife, Amanda. He was grandfather to Debbie Gentry (Tom), Mike Christie (Jeannie), Eugene Christie (Elizabeth), David Pauley (Emily), Rick Pauley, Christopher Van Dyke (Lisa) and Deidi Riggs (Tim). Also, he was grandfather to Lily DeMay, Autumn Krueger, A.J. DeMay and Jessica and Abigail DeMay. He had 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
He was born in Wolf Creek and grew up in Monroe County. He served in World War II in the Army Air Corps and settled after the war in Teays Valley, where he lived for over 60 years. He was active in several community organizations and projects and was a life member of many Masonic organizations, serving as a leader on local, state and national levels.
Curt was a longtime member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Teays Valley, and a memorial service will be held there in the historic sanctuary on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., to celebrate his life. He had arranged to donate his body to Marshall University. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice or the Salvation Army.
December 17, 2013 - Joseph "Curt" VanDyke passed away on Sunday morning December 15, 2013, Brother VanDyke was a member of Putnam Lodge 139 and Eastern Star Chapter 116, Hurricane. At his request, his remains have been donated to Marshall University Medical School. Memorial services are incomplete at this time but are planned for after the first of the year. Symmpathy cards may be sent to his wife, Jackie Van Dyke, at P.O. Box 56, Scott Depot, WV 25560.
December 17, 2013 - Nancy Hitchman's father-in-law (Joe Hitcham's father) was admiitted to Hospice yesterday.
December 17, 2013 - Ed McDonald, PMWGP, has been moved from his home to an Assisted Living facility. He has had several falls lately and the most recent one put him in the hospital for several days. Nothing was broken but they kept him there more for observation as he hit his head. It was a very difficult decision for his daughter to make but we are all pleased that he will now have 24 hour assistance. Please let everyone know that he can be contacted at the following address:
Edward F. McDonald
Emeritus at Trace Pointe
501 East Northside Drive, Apt # 110
Clinton, MS 39056
December 17, 2013 - Verne Colleen Miller, 59, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Dec. 13, with her loving family by her side, while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.
Born March 5, 1954, in Martinsburg, she was one of the four favorite daughters of the late Mary Elizabeth (Pitzer) and Clark Joseph Hutzler.
Colleen graduated from Musselman High School in 1972. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in language arts and social studies from Shepherd College in 1976. In 2002, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from West Virginia University.
During her 37-year career as an educator in Berkeley County, "Mrs. Miller" was well-known, respected, and adored for her love of teaching and of children, her kindness, her impeccable handwriting skills, her teaching of all 55 counties of West Virginia, and her ever-present, beautiful smile. She began her career as a 4th grade teacher at Rosemont Elementary. There, she developed friendships that lasted a lifetime! In 2001, she earned the well-deserved honor of Berkeley County Teacher of the Year. She represented Berkeley County Schools with dignity, passion, and devotion. She moved to Orchard View Intermediate when it opened in 2002, continuing to teach her beloved 4th graders. Over the years, she was instrumental in the success of the Berkeley County Schools Social Studies Fair.
Colleen was a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Eta Chapter. She retired from Berkeley County Schools in May 2013, after touching the lives of countless students and colleagues. She also was a member of the Golden Rule Order of Eastern Star #69.
Colleen received the Musselman High School Outstanding Alumni Award in 2013. Though she was first a spirited and loyal Appleman, her two children changed her heart while they were students at Martinsburg High School, and she became a devoted Bulldog fan. Her cheering could be heard during each game, and she was elated with the Bulldogs' 4th straight state title win. Her love of sports did not end with the Bulldogs. She was also an enthusiastic fan of the Orioles, Redskins, and Mountaineers.
Colleen was a devoted member of Arden United Methodist Church, where she was active in the choir, served as a worship leader, and was a Trustee. With her genuine love of life and interest in and concern for people, Colleen befriended people everywhere she went. She was a true, loyal friend to all. Colleen had a rare and precious gift for finding the good in all people and situations. She knew how to make people feel special and loved. Her warmth and love were reflected in all her actions.
She is survived by her most loving and devoted husband of 37 years, Douglas W. Miller, at home; two children, whom she loved fully and unconditionally, Autumne Charm Frye and husband, Bryan, and Joseph "Alex" Miller and wife, Bethany. She is also survived by three beloved grandchildren who adored their "GG," Colin Jackson Frye, Camden Jacob Frye, and Addison Grace Miller; her three sisters, Kathy "Sissy" Bennett and husband, Ronnie, Tara Morgan and husband, D.L., and Mickey Joe Elliott and husband, Tony; special cousin, Derrinda Morrison and husband, Virgil; and several nieces and nephews. Her pets, Sophie and Scruffy, were by her side to the very end.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her in-laws, Mildred C. and James Alexander "Doc" Miller; special aunt, Gladys Pitzer; several aunts and uncles; and beloved pets, Beau, Babe, Sugar, Shepp, Molly, and Bullet.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks for the exceptional care and personal touches given to Colleen by the nurses and personnel of Hospice of the Panhandle, as well as doctors and nurses of Shenandoah Oncology, especially Dr. Gemma and nurse Claudia.
Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood.
Celebration of Life services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arden United Methodist Church Choir, 4464 Arden Nollville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25403; or Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.
December 14, 2013 - Colleen Miller, daughter of the late Joe Hutzler, PGP, Golden Rule Chapter #69 passed away Friday evening after a long courageous battle with breast cancer. She is also the sister of Kathy Hutzler Bennett, Micki Jo Hutzler Elliott, and Tara Hutzler Morgan, members of Golden Rule. Please keep the families in your prayers. Arrangements are pending.
December 12, 2013 - Colleen Miller, the daughter of Joe Hutzler, PGP and member of Golden Rule Chapter, desperately needs our prayers. She has been battling cancer since 2002 and struggling now. Please put her on everyone's prayer chains.
Sends cards to 103 International Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.
December 12, 2013 - Liz Burton's mother, Anna Dishner passed away.
December 9, 2013 - Mary Katrine Roy of Whitesville and Cheylan Chapter died Saturday Dec 7th. She was Red Martin's and Maxine's Grand Organist. She was Organist at Cheylan for years.
December 4, 2013 - Please keep in your prayers Sisters Dolly Watson and Sally Dunkle who are members of Franklin Chapter #138. Both are experiencing very serious health problems and would appreciate the prayers.
November 17, 2013 - Connie Hamilton, PM from Williamstown Chapter #58 has lost her husband.
November 17, 2013 - Betty Rose, PM from Mullens Chapter 100 is hospitalized.