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Argle R. Ross
Argle R. Ross, 79, of Gassaway, passed away July 1, 2018 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
He was born January 13, 1939 in Gassaway.
He was owner of Argle’s Pawn and Gun in Gassaway. He attended the First Baptist Temple, Chapel and enjoyed collecting and trading guns.
Argle was preceded in death by his mother, Gay Ross and daughter, Angela Gay Prince.
He is survived by son, Robert Ross of Charleston, WV; grandchildren, Addi Facemire, Emily Helmick, Robert Ross II, Jessica Ball and Brandon Ross; great grandchildren, Rylyn Ross, Connor Facemire, Gracelyn Facemire, Wyatt Facemire and Lilith Helmick.
Graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway with Pastor Brace Cook officiating.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway which is honored to serve the Ross Family.

Mary Azalee Carr Perrine
Mary Azalee Carr Perrine, of 94, of Elizabeth, WV passed away July 3, 2018 at the Willows Center, Parkersburg, WV.
She was born April 15, 1924 in Braxton County to the late William Houston and Anna Iowa Dobbins Carr.
After retiring from the Wirt County Board of Education as school cook, she and her husband, Shirley liked to travel and attend bluegrass festivals. She also enjoyed gardening, canning and being with her family.
She is survived by children, Barbara (Glen) Goff of Newark, WV, Berkley (Marilyn) Perrine of Whipple, OH, Berniece (Ed) Bohren of Newark, OH, Brenda (Steve) Lewis of Newark, WV and Bruce (Betty) Perrine of Sinks Grove, WV; sister, Dessie Wilson of Frametown; 18 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley R. Perrine; sons, Brooks, Bill and Jerry Perrine; daughter, Beatrice Perrine; seven sisters.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at the Willows and Amedisys Hospice.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Amedisys Foundation, 2200 Grand Central Ave, Suite 102, Vienna, WV 26105.
Funeral service was 2 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Johnny Conrad officiating. Interment will be in the Carr Cemetery, Belfont.
Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at the funeral home.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway which is honored to serve the Perrine Family.

Benjamin Forrest Carr
“God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So He put his arms around you, and whispered “Come with me.”
On the morning of July 2, 2018 at the VA Hospital in Clarksburg, WV, Benjamin Forrest Carr was carried home in the arms of the angels. Benny was born September 22, 1938 in Wilsie, WV. He attended Wilsie Grade School and Gassaway High School graduating with the class of 1956. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Paris, France. He was honorably discharged from the service on October 27, 1961. After returning to the States, he worked for Equitable Gas as a plant operator until his retirement at the age of 58.
Ben’s interests were many. He was a stonecutter, basket maker, and award winning woodworker. Several of his items were juried in to Tamarack in Beckley, WV. However, his passion was music. Ben was a familiar face at the music festivals in West Virginia that celebrated “old-time music”. Ben won several awards in the category of old-time and claw hammer banjo. In the Spring 2016 edition of The Goldenseal Ben was featured in a story written by his daughter Marketa Smith entitled, “Ben Carr and His Banjo” that explained how Ben’s love of music started at a very early age. Ben was a member of the bluegrass gospel group “Brothers in Christ” along with Ronnie Lane and Mark Murphy. Benny, along with fellow band members Ed Rexroad, Jim Tucker, and Joe Nutter formed the group “The Variety Pack”. For twelve years the group entertained music lovers at the John Skidmore Truck Stop singing country, bluegrass, and old-time music.
Benny was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Lucy June and Olen Robinson and sister, Charlene and father, Forrest Dunlap.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Linda of Frametown. Also left behind to cherish his memory are daughters, Molly (Ed) Martin of Fairmont, Elia Gomez of Orlando, FL, Marketa (Rodney) Smith of Fuquay-Varina, NC, and Khanisha (Robert) Hervey of Katy, Texas. Ben is also survived by his uncle, Chriss “Bubby” Carr; and nephew, Raymond (Cathy) Dobbins. The pride and love he felt for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren was evident in the way he spoke of them. Grandpaw Ben will be sadly missed by grandchildren, Jessica (Tim) Lowe, Josie Martin, Madison Gomez, Tai Gomez, Keseling Smith, Haardt Hervey, Barrett Hervey, and West Hervey and great-grandchildren, River Minnich, Oliver Minnich and Lyla Lowe. He is also survived by stepson Michael (Christina) Loving of Little Birch, WV and their son, Maddux.
Ben was a member of Hope Baptist Church at Frametown, WV where a celebration of his life was held 10a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018 with Pastor Allen Donaldson officiating. Interment followed at the Dickey Cemetery in Frametown. Family and friends were received at the church on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5 to 7p.m.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV which is honored to serve the Carr Family.

James A. “Al” Haney
James A. “Al” Haney, 93 of Chapel Route, Gassaway peacefully departed this life and passed on to eternity on June 25, 2018. He was a member of First Baptist Temple which he loved very much and a US Navy veteran of WW II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by beloved wife, Catherine; brother, Warren; and sister, Bernice.
Prior to his moving to WV, he owned a small construction company and various other businesses. He relocated to WV when I-79 was being built where he was Master Mechanic for Vecellio & Grogan and S.J. Groves Construction Companies. He was part owner of H & D Hardwoods.
One of his favorite hobbies was gardening. He also loved to share his talent with others by singing and playing his guitar.
He is survived by his son, Kenneth (Phyllis) Haney of Sutton, WV; grandchildren, Kenny (Bridget) Haney of Gassaway, WV, Chris (Paige) Haney of Wilmington, NC, and Mandy (Todd) Jordan of Sissonville, WV. Great grandchildren are Kyle Haney, Kennedy Haney, Reagan Haney, Walker Haney, Tessa Jordan, Grady Jordan. Also left behind is his favorite fur baby “Jake”.
Per his wishes, his body was donated to WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. A Celebration of his life will be held 2p.m. July 14, 2018 at First Baptist Temple, Chapel, WV. Family and friends may gather from 1p.m. until the time of the service.

Sandra Jean (Ryant) Prince
Sandra Jean (Ryant) Prince, 68, of Homestead Lane, Heaters slipped away peacefully at her home on June 26, 2018. Sandra was born on March 29, 1950 in Cleveland, OH to the late James Elmer Ryant and Rose (Logo) Ryant. On August 22, 1969 she married E. “Mike” Michael Prince who survives.
Those also left to cherish Sandra’s legacy are children Tina James and husband Frank of Heaters, and Amanda Prince, IN. Also surviving are grandchildren Breeanna James, Maddison James, Grace James, and Coleton James. She will also leave behind many friends in the community.
Sandra was an artistic person in her free time she enjoyed doing art projects with gel coloring pens, she enjoyed all kinds of different crafts, also enjoyed going to the yard sales. Sandra was also a member of the Tinchenel United Methodist Church.
In Keeping with Sandra Jean (Ryant) Prince’s wishes her body will be Directly Cremated. The Prince Family will hold a gathering at a later date. Cremation service were provided to the Price Family by the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621. Condolences and fond memories can be expressed to the Prince Family at stockertpaletti.com
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV was honored to provide services for the Prince Family.

Mable M. Otto
Mable M. Otto, 90, of Charleston, WV went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2018 after a long illness. She was born on January 1, 1928 in Strange Creek, WV. She was married to the love of her life, William (Bill) Otto. Mable worked in retail and worked for Steiger’s Fur Shop on Quarrier Street until her retirement. Mable was a born again Christian and loved the Lord. She was a long time member of Faith Fellowship in Sissonville, WV, where John Rutherford is the Pastor and Dean Henson is the Assistant Pastor. She witnessed to and prayed for everyone she came in contact with about the goodness of Jesus. She loved her family and would do anything to help someone. In her last days, she was still witnessing and praying for people. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Mom, you fought a good fight. Great will be your reward in heaven. You are forever in our hearts. Rest now; we will all be together again.
Preceding her in death is her husband, William “Bill” Otto and her father, Eli Kester Sears; mother, Ada Edith Sears; brother, Kenton Sears; son, Larry Walters
Mable is survived by brother, Joe Sears (Lucille) of Jane Lew, WV; sister, Gladys Goodman of New York son, Bill Walters (Debbie) of South Charleston WV; grandson, Noah Walters; daughter, Leah Harris (Vernon) of Dallas, TX; granddaughter, Nicole Harris of Arlington, TX; grandson, Jevon Harris Sr. (Amanda) of Dallas, TX; great-grandson, Jevon Harris Jr.; nieces and nephews
The family would like to thank the nurses and all of the staff at Clarksburg Nursing and Rehab Center for their excellent care. We want to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, calls, and visits. Mom got every message, and every card was read to her.
In keeping with Mable’s wishes she was cremated.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway, WV, with the Reverend Johnie Cole officiating.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Faye Ellen Holmes
Faye Ellen Holmes, 68, of Gassaway, passed away July 4, 2018 at home.
She was born April 24, 1950 in Rome, NY daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Marion Vancourt.
Faye was a homemaker and enjoyed singing, dancing and playing the guitar.
She is survived by daughters, Tracey Taylor, Kelly Holmes, Shauna Holmes and Latitia Holmes; sister, Carolyn Ward; eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband, Douglas Holmes; daughter, Nicole Holmes; brother, Gladwyn Vancourt.
In Keeping with Faye’s wishes she was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway which is honored to serve the Holmes Family.

Franklin D. Helmick III
Franklin D. Helmick III, 41 of Leesport, PA. departed this world on June 26, 2018. He was born on June 4, 1977 in Reading, PA to Kathleen Peterson Morrison and Franklin D Helmick Jr.
Frank was employed as a contractor by Morgan Corporation. In addition to his parents, Frank is survived by his daughter Nikki Helmick of Burnsville, WV, his identical twin brother William Lee Helmick (Billy) of Leesport, PA, sister Amanda Helmick of Clay County, paternal grandmother Betty L. Helmick of Burnsville, WV and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who love and miss you.
He was proceeded in death by his brothers Donald (Scoot) Rutkowski of Leesport, PA and Joshua Lee Helmick of Bursnville, WV, maternal grandmother Mary Petersen of PA and paternal grandfather Franklin Dee Helmick Sr. of Exchange, WV.
Burial was held at the Helmick Family Cementary at 2:00 p.m. on July 8.
A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at his grandmother’s house immediately following. Family and friends are more than welcome to come enjoy refreshments and memories.









 









 









 



 






 





 

 







 



 

 










 




 








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