Bertie Jane Cutlip
Bertie Jane Cutlip, 96 of Webster Springs passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Nella’s nursing home in Elkins. She was born June 4, 1924 in Sugar Creek to the late Ernest and Cora Cogar McLean and is the last surviver of her siblings.
She enjoyed making apple butter, jelly, and pepper relish and was a woman of poetry. She worked several years at Alpine Motor Lodge, lived a short period of time in Benis, and was a member of the Elkins Ladies Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons Gary McLean and Wayne “Bear” Cutlip; daughter Rebecca Cutlip; grandsons David Paul and Chad Phillip Cutlip; and all her siblings.
Bertie is survived by her sons George (Charlotte Short) Cutlip and Craig Cutlip; daughters Marsha (Tony) Paul and Mary Cutlip; former husband Rex Cutlip; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many other extended family and friends who will mourn her passing.
Friends joined the family for Graveside Services on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Dave Cogar Cemetery, Sugar Creek, with Pastor Jeff Swecker officiating.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.doddreedfh.com.
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cutlip family.
Due to the COVID-19 Virus, all who attend are required to practice the social distancing guidelines as set forth by the CDC and the State of West Virginia, including wearing of facial coverings.
Sandra M. Plumlee (Mayse)
Sandra M. Plumlee, 77, of Hedgesville went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family under the care of Hospice after fighting an almost three year battle with brain cancer.
Born May 1, 1943 in Wheeling, WV, she was the daughter of the late Edith and Paul Mayse. She spent most of her childhood in Burnsville, WV, with her parents and younger sister the late Ann Brown.
Sandy was a loving and faithful wife to Darwin K. Plumlee for over 56 years and mother to David Beavers & Susie (Germany), Darrin Plumlee (NJ), and Dean Plumlee and wife Amy (MD).
In addition to her husband and sons, Sandy is also survived by her grandchildren, Deanna, Dayna, and Devin (NJ), and Adyn, Kael, and Muriel (MD) and Ramon Santa Perez (FL), great-grandchildren Chet and Braxton (NJ), nephew Duane Brown (WV), and nieces, Debbie, Denise, Dixie, and Shannon.
Sandy graduated from Burnsville High School in 1961 and immediately went to work for the FBI in Washington, DC. It was here she met the love of her life, Darwin. She also worked for the Federal Housing Administration and Federal Highway Administration before moving to Martinsburg to open the Plumlee Sewing Center in Berkeley Plaza in 1974 where she taught sewing classes for many years. She was also employed by Shepherd College, Eastern Regional Jail, and James Rumsey Technical Center. She was known as the “Energizer Bunny” of Plumlee Auction Service where she worked tirelessly and enthusiastically almost every part of the business for 48 years. She loved the crowds and excitement.
Sandy and Darwin’s life was forever changed after moving to Martinsburg area and began attending Independent Bible Church in 1974. It was during this time they developed a deep conviction from the Holy Spirit of their sin before an Almighty and loving God. On June 23, 1976, at IBC, they both repented of their sins with tears streaming down their faces, gave in to the Grace that had pursued them lovingly for months, and committed their lives to Christ. Sandy’s life was dramatically changed. She attended IBC faithfully from that point on and volunteered by teaching the toddler class (18 years), working with Junior High students and lovingly feeding any who came her way. Sandy’s greatest gift was serving others.
Sandy loved her grandchildren, gardening, pets, food, jewelry, travel, working and people.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00AM with Pastor Mark Johnson and Pastor Curt Lowry officiating at IBC, 2306 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25403.
Family receive dfriends from 10:00AM to 11:00AM prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Guests were asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to IBC Missions Fund, 2306 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25403.
Lena B. Stout
Lena B. Stout, 92 of Webster Springs, passed away January 12, 2021 at home with her loving family by her side. Lena was born September 14, 1928 in Diana and was the daughter of the late Sherman and Dora Hines Chapman. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Arden Lee Stout; granddaughter, Jessica Stout; brothers, Denzil Ray Chapman and Doy Lee Chapman and also an infant brother and sister.
Lena had previously attended Union Valley Union Mission Church and was election poll worker for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her children; Jeannie Stout, Linda (John) Morrison, Gary (Carol) Stout, Mike (Paulette) Stout, Kevin (Sis) Stout and Keith (fiancée Amanda) Stout; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Madeline Nichols and several nieces and nephews.
A walk through visitation was held 11AM to 1PM, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home Webster Springs. Private service followed with burial at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Diana.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.doddreedfh.com.
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs is honored to be serving the Stout family.
Due to the COVID-19 Virus, all who attend the services please practice the social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and the state of WV, including wearing of facial coverings.
Helen Marie Short
Helen Marie Short, 82, of Cowen, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at her home.
Born March 3, 1938, in Richwood, she was the daughter of the late Grafton and Callie O. (Williams) Short. She was a homemaker and enjoyed hunting and looking for bargain deals at yard sales. She had recently given her heart to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy Marie Short; sisters: Virginia Dale Spence and Virgie Sill and her husband, Elmer; and brother, Jimmy Lee Short and his wife, Dorothy.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Brenda (Ernie) Kingdon of Sutton, Grace Ann Fowler (companion, Dennis Akers) of Nettie, and Cheryl (Randy) Lough of Upperglade; grandchildren: Ernest Kingdon, Jr., Virginia Marie (Tim) Crites, RT (Velicia) Lough, Chris (Natasha) Lough, Hillary Short, Hannah Short, Carlie Short, Sierra Short, Summer Short, Raylea Lough, and Heather (George) Young; great-grandchildren: Trevor Crites, Bryson Crites, Nathaniel Canter, Haley Dawn Lough, Desiree Lough, Dylan Lough, Dakota Lough, Draven Lough, Addison Lough, Wyatt Grose, Dixie Collins, six other great-grandchildren, and soon to arrive great-grandson, Huxley Chipps ; brothers: Edgar (Wanda) Short of Camden on Gauley and Delmos Darrell (Marie) Short of Upperglade; brother-in-law, Richard Spence of Cowen; a host of nieces and nephews that loved her like a mother; and many other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Services to celebrate Helen’s life were held 1 pm, January 15, 2021 at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen with Pastor Doug Martin officiating. Burial took place at Alex Williams Cemetery, Camden on Gauley.
Friends joined the family for visitation one hour prior to the service time.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsreedfh.com
Adams-Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Short family.
Due to COVID-19, all who attend the services please practice the social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and the state of WV, including the wearing of facial coverings.
Ruby Pearl Ware
Ruby Pearl Ware, 93 of Guardian, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at her home with her daughter by her side. She was born in Bell Farm, KY on April 20, 1927, the daughter of Paul Smith and Maddie Lee Dodson.
She was mother to all the kids in the community. She worked for the WV DHHR before retiring. She loved the outdoors and fall was her favorite time of the year.
In addition to her parents, Ruby is preceded in death by her husband Homer and sons Michael and Mitchell.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughters Sheila Ware and Sue Ann (Tony) Perry, both of Guardian; daughters-in-law Diane Ware and Colleen Ware; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services to celebrate Ruby’s life were held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Bender officiating. Interment followed in Cogar Cemetery, Guardian. Friends joined the family for visitation two hours prior to service time at the Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.doddreedfh.com.
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ware family.
Mildred ‘Perk’ Lois (Perkins) Cressorn
Born Friday, Mar.ch 30, 1928 Deceased Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Mildred (Perk) Lois Perkins Cressorn, formerly of Beech Glen, WV, most recently of Belle, WV, left this earth on January 11, 2021 to sit at the feet of Jesus.
Perk graduated from Nicholas County High School in 1946 and continued her education at Fairmont State College where she was a music major, playing violin in the school orchestra. She sang alto in a quartet and played the guitar, mandolin, clarinet, piano, and organ.
On July 8, 1949, Perk married her high school sweetheart, Alfred “Bill” Cressorn. Meeting when they were 14 years old, Perk and Bill lived a long happy life together until Bill’s death in September of 2005. On October 4, 1950, their pride, joy, and only child, Kathy “Susie” was born.
In addition to raising her daughter and running her home, Perk managed the family grocery store and gas station. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Gauley Bridge, WV. When Kathy went to school, Perk became homeroom mother to “the Great Class of ’68” of Gauley Bridge High School. At their 50th class reunion in 2018, Perk made 7 pans of brownies with her special homemade peanut butter icing and packaged them individually for each classmate.
Quite the gardener, Perk could make anything grow. For many years she and Bill cultivated a beautiful garden at their home in Beech Glen, WV. Their specialty was roses, which they delivered regularly to the nursing home patients in Montgomery for many years. Their garden was so beautiful that out of town travelers, along with neighbors, often stopped to take pictures.
The year 2013 brought some changes that not only enriched the last years of Perk’s life, but also enriched the life of her family. In December of that year Perk, along with her daughter Kathy, son-in-law Jerry, and grandson Jered, moved into a home in Belle, WV. This brought them all minutes away from their children and grandchildren. On Monday nights the family would gather together at the new house for family dinner night. Food and laughter were abundant along with evenings spent playing croquet, dominos, and sitting on the deck around the gas fire pit.
October 16, 2019 brought one of the greatest joys of Perk’s life with the birth of her great-great grandson, Daniel Thomas Harbaugh. Being a five-generation family was very important to Perk and it gave her a deep joy.
Living her life as a Godly woman, Perk was a faithful member of Bell Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Throughout her life she served as piano player, choir member, Sunday school Teacher, and was a part of the Mission Circle. Most importantly Perk had a personal relationship with her Savior, Jesus Christ and always encouraged her family to “stay in Church”. After moving to Belle, Perk attended Judson Baptist Church where she made many new dear friends.
Waiting for her at the Feet of Jesus are her husband of 56 years, Alfred “Bill” Cressorn, parents Guy and Josephine Perkins, and her siblings Beulah Diamond Radcliff, Mary Alice Crookshanks, Lloyd Perkins, Doris Jean Gwinn, James Perkins, and Bobby Perkins who passed away in early childhood.
Left behind to celebrate her life are her daughter Kathy Lynn Brown (Jerry), grandchildren Greg Morris (Becky), Kelli Bolen (Charlie), and Jered Brown. She had four great grandchildren, Karlee Harbaugh (Brett), Jodee Strickland (Evan), and twins Andrue and Maloree Bolen and one great-great grandchild, Daniel Thomas Harbaugh. Perk is also survived by one brother Frank Perkins (Kay) and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and friends.
A private family service is being held with plans for a public celebration of Perk’s life this spring. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made in Perk’s honor to the Ronald McDonald House, a charity to which she and Bill were very devoted.
Pennington Smith Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cressorn Family
John R Gregory
John R Gregory, 58 of Lexington NC, (formerly of Hurricane, WV) passed away December 27, 2020 from cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert P Gregory, grandparents O.A. and Georgia Gregory and J. Lawrence and Hallie Gumm.
He graduated from Hurricane High School, attended Marshall University and WV State University. John was Senior Director Tennant Coordinator for Tanger Factory Outlet Centers of Greensboro NC.
He is survived by his wife Michelle of Lexington NC, Mother Evelyn Gumm Gregory of Hurricane WV, Sisters, Barbara Karastury of Red House, WV, Mary Ruth Blankenship (Robert) of Scott Depot, WV. Brother, Phil (Mary) Gregory of Scott Depot, WV. 6 nieces and nephews. 14 great nieces and nephews.
John enjoyed Beekeeping and Woodworking. He was a member of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane.
Graveside service was held Sunday January 10, 2021 at Lake Lane Cemetery, 58 River Hill Road, Heaters, WV.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane, WV 25526 or Hospice.