Dayton Leon Ables
Dayton Leon Ables, 74, of Sutton, West Virginia passed away on October 4, 2018 after a long battle with Mystania Gravis.
Known as Rivers to his friends, he was born at home in Gilmer County, West Virginia on February 5, 1944. As a toddler he was sent with his brothers and sisters to make the required head count to the Baldwin School. At about 8 or 9 years old his father, Granville William Ables, decided to move to Ohio, so he and Addie (Lattea) packed all the children and moved up near Diamond, Ohio where Rivers grew up hunting and trapping on the local lake and rivers.
At 17 he decided to go into the Air Force where he served Honorably and was discharged in California where he decided to stay until he retired. While there he worked as a Labor Foreman in Commercial Masonry, helped start and build the Local 165 Union from which he and his crews helped rebuild all of the state capital and downtown area, which at that time was about 6 city blocks. When he retired in 1995 and moved back to West Virginia, the City of Sacramento was over 40 miles across, there were few commercial jobs involving masonry that he was not part of. He was also an Operating Engineer.
Dayton played as hard as he worked, he enjoyed dirt bikes, fishing, hunting (anything), camping, 4 wheeling, he was an outdoorsman.
Dayton was preceded in death by both his parents, Granville William Ables and Addie (Lattea) Ables as well as all his siblings: Harold of Diamond, OH; Nancy of Ohio; Mary Louise of Buckhannon, WV; Bessie of Ohio; Ray of Ohio; Maxine of Ohio, Robert of Ohio and Carol Marie of Ohio.Dayton is survived by his son, Barry (Shelia) Ables, Urbana, Ohio and 6 grandchildren and wife, Maryetta of Sutton, WV, who would like to express our deepest appreciation to West Virginia Caring who provided palliative and hospice care for our family and to the Hubbard Hospice House who opened their doors and their hearts to Dayton. In lieu of flowers donations to WV Caring would be most appropriate.
Herman Frederick Nutter
Herman Frederick Nutter 94 of Glenville, WV (Kanawha Drive Community) graduated to heaven at 1:03 PM; Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV; following an extended illness.
He was born October 25, 1923 in the Leopards Run Community of Braxton County, WV; son of the late Arthur and Carrie Gerwig Nutter.
Herman was a graduate of Normantown High School, class of 1946. He was a United States Army veteran having served during World War II. Herman served his country well and proud from April 1943 until December 1945. While in the military, he served during the invasion of France, the invasion of Germany, and the Battle of the Bulge. During his time in Europe, Herman proudly served under General George Patton and General Dwight D. Eisinhower.
Herman had quite a few jobs over the years. He worked for Forbes Construction Company, building the road from Cedarville to Copen, Glenn L. Martins Aircraft in Baltimore, MD (1960-1968). He worked as a route salesman for Capitol Bakers (1960-1968) and after returning to West Virginia, he was a night watchman at Glenville State College, until the job terminated in 1972. He then became a substitute bus driver and then a regular bus driver for the Gilmer County Board of Education until he had his first heart attack in 1975. Not long after that, he began working for the Department of Highways, having retired in 1986.
In his spare time, Herman was an avid bowler, hunter, and gardener. He loved to garden, plus he would plow 10-12 gardens for family and friends around the community each year. He raised a garden every year until 2017, when his health began to fail.
Herman is a Baptist by faith and has been a very active member of the Little Kanawha Independence Church in Burnsville for 38 years. He and Onidee have loved being a part of the Church, and want to thank each and every member for their thoughtfulness and compassion over the last 40 years.
On February 12, 1949 Herman was united in marriage to Onidee Reed Nutter. Their love and beautiful union lasted for 69 years and 7 months.
Along with his loving wife, Herman is survived by a granddaughter, Heather Weaver and husband Jeremy of Fredericksburg, OH; 3 great-grandsons, Zion, Tristian, and Ryker Weaver all of Fredericksburg, OH; 4 sisters, Lena Grace Rogers, Madeline Greenleaf, and Ernestine Sigman (Charles) all of Akron, OH; and Rachael Burke of Fairdale, WV; 1 Brother-in-law, David L. Reed and wife Jaunita of Belair, MD; and 1 sister-in-law, Mary Vines of Villages, FL.
Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.
Along with his parents, Herman is preceded in death by his son, Frederick L. “Fred” Nutter, 1 brother, Robert Nutter, and 1 sister, Erma Lee Chaplin, 5 brother-in-laws, 1 sister-in-law, and one nephew.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Little Kanawha Independence Church in Burnsville at 1:00 PM; Tuesday October 10, 2018 with Rev. Ronzel Roberts and Rev. Norris Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Frederick-Gerwig Cemetery on Toms Run (Braxton Co.) with Full Military honors provided by the United States Army and the Lewis County Honor Guard. Friends will be received from 5-8 PM Monday evening at the mortuary in Glenville and 1 hour prior to services at the church in Burnsville.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc is honored to asst the family of Herman Nutter with arrangements.
Roger Dale Dillon
Roger Dale Dillon, 68, of Birch River, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Webster Nursing and Rehab. Center, Cowen, WV.
He was born December 27, 1949 in Sutton to the late Jessie B. King and Ruby Dillon. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Jessie W. King. He was a Pentecostal by faith.
Roger is survived by his sisters, Genelda Miller (Randy) of Frametown, Bonnie King of Birch River, Sarah
Sartin (Lee) of Crites Mountain, Sandra Sartin (Marvin) of Little Birch, Pam King Hawks of PA and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held 12:00 noon, Monday, October 8, 2018 at WV Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Calvin, WV with Rev. Shane Boggs officiating. Burial followed in the Gardens. Friends called one hour before the service in the Mausoleum.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Dillon family.
Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com