Norma Sue Robinson
Norma Sue Robinson went to be with Jesus on July 22, 2021 at the age of 84.
She was an only child born August 14, 1936 to the late H.G and Jesse Robinson. She attended Gassaway High School where her father taught biology. Sue was the ultimate daddy’s girl. She retired from her job at the WV State Tax Department to take care of her mother.
Sue was a volunteer for Hearts of Hope. She was a lifelong member of the Gassaway United Methodist Church and she loved music. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Sue. She loved spending evenings with her friends joking and laughing. She had an uncanny ability to find happiness in her daily activities. She especially enjoyed walking Lee Street with her cane and walker. When she wasn’t able to walk she still enjoyed going in her wheelchair and talking to all her neighbors. Her pleasant smile was contagious to everyone she met. Sue had a passionate love affair with ice cream and milkshakes from the Dairy Queen. She will be deeply missed by many friends and cousins.
In honoring Sue’s wishes she was cremated.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at the Sugar Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Hearts of Hope, 136 Lee Street, Gassaway, WV 26624 or Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston, WV 25387-2536.
Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.
Words of comforts and fond memories may be shared at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Larry T. Speirs
Larry T. Speirs, 75 of rural Kenton passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Gassaway, WV on March 17, 1946.
He married Saundra Baldridge in 1966 and she survives.
Larry and Saundra had four children, Sheryl (deceased) (Richard) Furer, Sarah (Steve) Gilbert, Scott (Rebecca Muller) Speirs and Amanda (Bill) Johnson; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Delbert and Dolores (Smith) Boone and two brothers, Toby and Billy Boone.
He is survived by two brothers, Bernard (Nancy) Boone and Chuck Boone and three sisters, Sharan Kay (Randy) Helmick, Vanessa James and Donna (Kenneth) Moore.
Larry served his country during the Vietnam War in the US Air Force (1964-68) as a medic. Larry spent his career in law enforcement, he first worked at the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy, followed by the Kenton Police Department where he retired as Sergeant. He served as the Hardin County Child Support Enforcement Field Investigator (the first in the state of Ohio), was on the mounted posse and also worked at the Lima Penitentiary as a guard. He was a pistol expert, firearms instructor, driving instructor, avid hunter, reader (especially interested in Civil War history and the study of law). He was a member of Calvary Church of Christ in Ridgeway where he served as a elder.
Funeral services were held at 2:00pm Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Schindewolf-Sout-Crates Funeral Home with Pastor Cory Savage officiating.
Burial followed in Tymochtee Cemetery, Wyandot County where the AMVETS Post 1994 will present full military rites.
Visitation was held from 4:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be directed to the Mary Lou Johnson, Hardin County Public Library or to the Calvary Church of Christ, Ridgeway in his memory and online condolences can be shared with the family by visiting stoutcrates.com.
Dee Fisher (Lowell Duane)
Dee Fisher (Lowell Duane) was born on March 20, 1934 (born again April 19, 1974) and died on July 22, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Webster County with no desire to ever live anywhere else. He never felt that any other place could offer him anything that he didn’t have at Jerry’s Run.
Dee is survived by his wife Shirley Jean Cogar Fisher and his four children: Debby (Robert) McCoy of Charles Town, WV, Jeanie (Randall) Moore of Webster Springs, WV, Bill (Roseanna) Fisher of Charles Town, WV, and Mike (Trish) Fisher of Elkview, WV. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Michaela (Ian) George of Elkview, WV, one brother, Chester (Ruthie) Fisher of Kent, OH and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as his expected first great grandchild.
Dee was preceded in death by his father, William Ballard Fisher, his mother, Anna Alice Barbe Fisher, brother, Harold Glenn Fisher (and his wife Peggy Cutlip Fisher) and sister, Shirley Kay Fisher Lockard (and her husband James Lockard).
Anyone that knew Dee knows that his relationship with God was close and strong. He said that he was a Christian by faith and a Baptist by choice. Dee was 87 years on this earth, mostly preparing for eternity.
Dee knew how to do a little of everything. He drove and owned coal trucks for a while and it was said that he was so neat and careful that he could grease an entire truck without getting his hands dirty. He served as Sheriff of Webster County for two terms. He was kind and quiet mannered which led many to say he was Webster County’s Andy Taylor. It was a job he took very seriously while always remaining “firm, fair, and consistent”. He is already being missed by the deer and turkey that came to his quiet calling and an unnamed cat that loved his broom brushing of her back.
Graveside Services to celebrate Dee’s life were held on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Cutlip Cemetery, Hacker Valley, with Pastor Chris Cosner officiating.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.doddreedfh.com.
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Fisher family.
Rosalie Irene Zinn
Rosalie Irene Zinn, age 79, of Tanner Community, Gilmer Co., WV departed this life at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in the St Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV
She was born February 21, 1942 in Akron, OH, a daughter of the late Leo and Ethel Alexander Yeager.
Mrs. Zinn was a former employee of the Gilmer Co. Board of Education as a cook for Headstart. She loved to cook and especially for the kids. She was a former employee of the Kinney Shoe Co. as a sewer. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, puzzles. Her proudest job was being a homemaker and her kids. She was a Catholic by faith.
On December 11, 1965 she joined lives with Frank Edwin Zinn who preceded her in death July 2, 2011. Surviving: daughter, Karen Skidmore (Richard) of Liberty, WV; and son, Stephen Zinn (fiancé Carol Pennington) of Tanner. She was preceded in death by her son, Frank “Chip” Zinn on May 20, 2020. Two grandchildren survive: Rosemary Skidmore of Nitro, WV and Maria Skidmore (fiancé Drew Beckner) of Liberty, WV. One brother and two sisters survive: Leo Yeager (Kathy) Alliance, OH; Nancey Carpenter (Jim) of Ohio and Lynn Easterday of Largo, FL. One sister, Janet Bower, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. and Cremation Service, Glenville at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 25, 2021 with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial followed in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tanner, WV. Family and friends call ed 1-3 p.m., Sunday at the Mortuary.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. and Cremation Service is humbled and honored to have been chosen to provide services for Rosalie Irene Zinn.