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Elizabeth Ann Snyder
Elizabeth Ann Snyder, 84, of Weston, formerly of Burnsville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior when He extended His loving arms Friday, July 11, 2014.
Elizabeth was born July 28, 1929 to James T. and Agnes V. Barrett of Buffalo, Braxton County.
At 14 years of age, Elizabeth became one of the original “Rosie the Riveters” when she went to work in a factory producing munitions and war supplies in Cleveland, Ohio, during World War II. Later in life, she was employed at the Kinney Shoe Factory in Glenville and the West Virginia Glass Factory in Weston. She also served as an Avon lady in her community and as a Headstart aide at Burnsville Elementary School.
Fondly known as Squeak to her closest friends and family, Elizabeth married Junior James Snyder Dec. 22, 1951.
The Snyders lived in Gilmer Station, where Squeak became well known for the delicious food she prepared for visitors and the stylish perms she gave the ladies in the small community.
The family moved to Braxton County, just four miles below Burnsville, in 1962, where they resided until Elizabeth suffered a debilitating stroke in 1997, which robbed her of her ability to cook and drive. Her son George and his wife Wanda of Weston served as her caretakers for her remaining years. At the time of her death, Elizabeth was residing at the Country Living Personal Care Home in the care of Mrs. Sherry Sellers.
Elizabeth dearly loved her family and their pets. She was especially fond of Max, Gracie, Pumpkin and Goblin, her furry loved ones. An avid NASCAR fan, Elizabeth’s favorite driver (her “man”) was the late Dale Earnhardt, Sr. She also enjoyed the music of her favorite singer, Josh Turner.
When she lost her husband in 1971, Elizabeth poured herself into raising her large family single-handedly for the next forty-three years. Just days before her passing, she still asked her children to call to let her know they had arrived home safely, no matter how nearby they lived.
She overcame countless physical struggles during her lifetime for the sake of her children.
Elizabeth is survived by her sons David Barrett (Rosalee) and George Snyder (Wanda), both of Weston.
She is also survived by four daughters, Sharon Johnson (Gary) of Alliance, Ohio; Brenda Gibson (Burnard) of Sutton, W.Va.; Janet Snyder of Kingsport, Tenn.; and Tammy McNemar (Jay) of Centreville, Va.
Elizabeth was affectionately known as Gran or Nanny to her nine grandchildren, Michael Johnson, Darla Adkins, David Lee Barrett, Kevin Barrett, Lisa McKisic, Amy Rose, Misty Dawn O’Dell, Elizabeth Gibson and Logan Gibson; eight great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
She is survived by one sister, Shelba Jean Allen (Robert) of Burnsville, and a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Junior James Snyder and her son Duanne Snyder. In addition, three sisters, Lovie Eagle, Gladys Alkire and Rosa Belle Bush; and one brother, Burton Ray Barrett, preceded her in death.
Family received friends Monday, July 14 from 5-8 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Drive, Flatwoods, W.Va. 26621. Funeral services will take place Tuesday, July 15 at 11 a.m. at the Little Kanawha Independent Church below Burnsville with Pastor Ronzel Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in the K of P Cemetery in Burnsville.
A longtime member of the Little Kanawha Independent Church in Burnsville, Elizabeth deeply appreciated Reverend Roberts and his wife Leona, who visited her faithfully until her passing.
Memories and words of comfort may be expressed to the family at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods will be caring for the Snyder family.

Wanda Lue (nee Hardway) Rogers
On the morning of July 7, 2014, Wanda went to be with our Lord after a long battle with cancer while being attended by familiar and loving staff members at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Westlake, OH. Wanda was 82 years old.
Wanda was born in Nicut, WV on May 8, 1932 and grew up in Gassaway, WV. She was the fourth child of six, and the first daughter, of William Earl and Ocie Beatrice (nee Hacker) Hardway. She was born with that beautiful red hair and full of life from her first breath.
Wanda graduated from Gassaway High School in 1950 and continued her education in business at West Virginia Business School in 1951. She was employed by the Bank of Gassaway from 1951 to 1955. She married and moved to Ohio where she was employed by Central National Bank (FirstMerit Bank) from 1955 to her retirement in 1988. She served in the banking industry for 38 years with her career ending as Assistant Vice President and district manager of 6 branches of FirstMerit Bank. During her career she continued her studies in business and graduated from Baldwin Wallace College – Bank Simms in 1986.
Wanda was blessed with her first beautiful daughter, Sheila Jane, in 1958. Sheila went to be with our Lord in Heaven after battling Cystic Fibrosis during her short life on this earth in 1967. From this Wanda began very successful fund raising looking for a cure for CF and her career allowed her voice to be heard by many. In 1963, Wanda was blessed with her second beautiful daughter, Sheri Lue (nee Rogers) Hudson. Sheri also came into this world full of life like Wanda from her first breath and was Wanda’s constant companion caring for Wanda during these final years of her battle with cancer.
Wanda had many hobbies which included golfing, antique hunting, dancing, quilting, crafting, fishing, cooking, and was an avid sports fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns, and golfers Tiger Woods and Jimmy Walker. She delighted everyone she met with her beautiful smile and excitement over any new adventures. Upon meeting Wanda, you soon found yourself dancing in the middle of a parking lot or searching garage sales for that perfect antique to add to your collection. She loved all the pets Sheri brought home to her, even when she was saying no, her love for her pets was soon known and they worked their way into her heart and up on her bed laying by her side.
Wanda was preceded in death by her loving parents, William Earl and Ocie Beatrice (nee Hacker) Hardway; her daughter, Sheila Jane Rogers; her brothers O. Darrell Hardway, William Eugene Hardway, and Charles Lee Hardway.
Wanda is survived by her loving daughter, Sheri Lue (nee Rogers) Hudson; grandsons Micheal (Brandi) Hudson, Matthew (Amy) Hudson, and Jesse Hudson; great-grandchildren Chloe, Micheal (Mikey), Kadence ; brother William Earl (Ora) Hardway Jr., sister Beatrice Eloise (nee Hardway) Frame; sisters-in-law Genevieve (Jenny) Hardway, Elma Hardway, Glenna Hardway; brother-in-law Eugene Frame; many nephews and nieces who were loved by her like her own children; dear friend Ed Capone and many more who were touched by her love and kindness.
Her daughter Sheri would like to thank all those who cared for Wanda over the years. Most of all, Dr. Azmat Hussain and the loving hospice team and volunteers at the Hospice of the Western Reserve in Westlake, OH, and countless others. The family asks that donations be made in memory of Wanda to the Hospice of the Western Reserve in Lakewood, OH.
Wanda will be escorted by her family to her final resting place next to her daughter Sheila Jane in the family’s hometown of Gassaway, WV. Funeral arrangements are being made by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home in Gassaway, WV. The family will hold a celebration of life memorial in Ohio to be announced at a later date.
Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home Gassaway, WV. Burial was in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.
Friends called from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. It is true that we walk in love. And, it is never more true than when we walk to the other side of this life. 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Ileen Freeman

Ileen Fleming Freeman, 86, of Flatwoods, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 29, 2014, following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1927, and was the daughter of the late Benjamin Eagle and Treacy (Jackson) Eagle. Ileen was preceded in death by husbands, Claude “Carter” Fleming and Arden Freeman; son, Jim Fleming; and sister, Ruth Marsh.
Ileen is survived by two sons, John Fleming of Ravenna, Ohio, and Jerry Fleming and wife JoAnn, of Heathers; stepchildren, Brenda (Donald) Burroughs, Linda Simons, Donna (Kenneth) Harper, Mae (Ron) Facemire, Roger (Debbie) Freeman, Arden Ray (Pam) Freeman and Edward (Mary) Freeman; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Donnie Eagle and wife, Jessie, of Flint, Mich., and one sister, Lucille Rhodes of Sutton.
Ileen was a retired cosmetologist and owner/operator of Ileen’s Beauty Shop in Fairmont. She was a member of Flatwoods United Methodist Church, a devout Christian and loved reading her Bible. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and was a great cook. Ileen cooked her family dinner every Sunday.
Family received friends on Friday, July 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stockart-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Drive, Flatwoods, WV 26621.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, July 5, at Flatwoods United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Smailes and Pastor Bryan Bukovesky officiating. Interment followed the service in Heaters Cemetery.
Words of comfort and fond memories may be expressed to the family at stockert-paletti.com
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Burnsville Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335 or Flatwoods United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, Flatwoods, WV 26621.
Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Fleming family.

Seth Aaron Morton
Seth Aaron Morton, 74, of Sutton, died Tuesday July 8, 2014 as a result of a farming accident.
He was born September 14, 1939 in Sutton, the son of the late Marco Gilbert & Ruth Adams Morton. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Anna Lorine Morton.
Seth was owner and operator of Morton Orchard and was a member of Flatwoods Baptist Church. He was also a construction worker, heavy equipment mechanic and operator, an independent truck driver and was a member of the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his son, Timothy S. Morton & wife Brenda L. of Sutton, daughter, Pamela A. Ward & husband Kevin D. of Weyers Cave, VA, brothers, Peter Morton & wife Bonnie of Winchester, VA, Daniel Morton & wife Patricia of Sutton, sisters, Ann Davis and Carolyn Stover both of Sutton, grandchildren, Seth I. Ward and Hannah G. Ward, step grandchildren, Christopher Stover and Amanda Browning.
Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 12, 2014 at Flatwoods Baptist Church, Flatwoods with the Pastor Paul Beatty officiating. Burial followed at Morton Cemetery, Sutton. Friends called two hours prior the services at the Church.
The family suggest in lieu of flowers, friends visit Flatwoods Baptist Church at 45 Cedar St. Flatwoods, WV 26621.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton is humbled to be serving On line condolences: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com

Josie Maxine Luzader

Josie Maxine Luzader, 98, of Newville went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2014 in the Braxton Heath Care and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. She was born on July 29, 1915. Josie was the daughter of the late Melvin Phillips and Imojean (Linger) Phillips. Mrs. Luzader was married for 57 years to the late Byrl Luzader who preceeded her in death in 2004.
Surviving are sisters, Gail Wilson of Florida, Judith Bright of Newville, WV, and Eva Woods of Cowen, WV and one brother, Kermit Phillips of Charleston, WV.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Luzader was a life- long member of the Newville United Methodist Church where she was a Song leader, Sunday school teacher, and Bible school teacher. She was also a member of the Morrison Ridge United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Luzader was a master quilt maker; she did every stitch by hand. Josie loved life and cherished every day . She also loved the Lord.
Family received friends on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Drive, Flatwoods, WV 26621.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tom Propst officiating.
Interment was followed in the Newville Cemetery. Words of Comfort and fond memories may be expressed to the family at stockert-paletti.com
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods cared for the Luzader family.

Robert Eugene Dobbins

Robert Eugene Dobbins, 65, of Chapel, passed away July 13, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.
He was born April 1, 1949 a son of the late Donnie Lee and Leona Mae Burns Dobbins.
He was a mechanic and a heavy equipment operator. He loved to play music and was a great father.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by daughter, Jacqueline Mae Dobbins and brother, Donnie Lee Dobbins, Jr.
He is survived by wife, Francis Carpenter Dobbins; children, Johnlee Robert Dobbins (Mary) of Gassaway, Billy Eugene Dobbins (Bobby) of Gassaway, Clara Jane Yale (Steve) of Gassaway, Mary Ellen Dobbins (Jason) of Wagner, SC, Jacob William Dobbins of Gassaway, Francis Joe Dobbins (Sara) of Shalersville, OH, Luke Allen Dobbins of Gassaway, Becky Lou Dobbins of Gassaway and Wesley Alen Bell of Gassaway; brothers, Harry Leon Dobbins and William Franklin Dobbins; sisters, Flora Ruth Williams and Virginia Mae Dobbins; five grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Ron Acord and Pastor Bill Carr officiating. Burial will be in the Perkins Cemetery, Chapel.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.





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