Obituaries

Obituaries

Michael V Hartman

Michael V Hartman

Michael passed away November 17, 2021 at Marietta Memorial Hospital with his family and friends with him. He was born in Clarksburg, WV on July 12, 1957 the son of the late Cullis and Lilly (Shepherd) Hartman and currently lived in New Martinsville, WV. 

Michael is survived by his sister, Janet (Todd) Mossor of Millersburg, OH and brother, Eugene Hartman, Salem,WV. Many nieces, nephews,cousins and family who loved him very much. Michael had so many good and special friends including Dale Goodwin, his loving pup, Bully D and Caregivers Robert and Amanda. 

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Cullis and Lilly (Shepherd) Hartman.

Siblings Ronna Lipscomb, Diane Hyde, Shelly Smith, Stillborn infants Robert and Rebecca and his loving Grandma Ida Belle Shepherd.

 Michael was a graduate of Doddridge County High School in 1975 and Parkersburg Beauty College in 1982. He worked as a dispatcher for Doddridge County Emergency Services from 1976-1980 until going to school in Parkersburg, WV. After graduating in 1982 he went on and owned his own salon, Michael’s Hair Design for many years and worked for different salons in Wood, Wetzel and Tyler Counties. Michael also worked for REM Options as a Direct Service Employee until he was unable to work due to COPD. He had many loving clients who will miss him very much.

 Michael loved and enjoyed spending time with his many family and friends and his pups. He loved singing to his sisters, karaoke, cutting hair, watching old 70’s sitcoms and gambling. Michael was a caring, wonderful and loving person to all of his family and friends and would do anything for anyone. He will truly be missed.

 A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Paden City Church of God in Paden City with Reverend Abe Cowgill doing the services. Michael’s wishes were to be cremated but visiting will be from 11-1 and memorial service starting at 1. Paden City Church of God 133 South Third Street Paden City, WV 26159

 In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to his cremation fund. Cards can be brought to Janet Hartman Mossor at services or mailed to her at.7316 Township Road -129.  Millersburg, OH 44654

 Cremation services provided to the Family by McCullough Raiguel Funeral Home in Pennsboro, WV

 Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mcculloughraiguel.com

George Jimmie “Jim” Stansberry

George Jimmie “Jim” Stansberry

George Jimmy  “Jim” Stansberry, 87, of West Union, WV (Oxford Community) departed this life on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born July 6, 1934, in Hazelgreen, WV, a son of the late David Franklin and Trevia (Kinney) Stansberry.  He was a graduate of Harrisville High School with the class of 1952 where he excelled on the football field.  He attended Salem College on a football scholarship and graduated in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  After college, Jim taught one year at a one room schoolhouse in Hazelgreen, WV before being drafted into the Army.  Before leaving for Fort Riley, KS he married the love of his life, Lillian June Brannon on Dec. 28, 1957, and were married 50 years before her passing in Dec. 2008.     

After the service, Jim taught 11 years in Columbus, OH.  In 1964, he bought the farm of his dreams in Oxford, WV and in the spring of 1971, he moved his family back to WV.  In WV, he taught 17 years for the Doddridge County Board of Education at Summers Elementary and Greenwood Elementary and he eventually became principal of Greenwood Elementary School.  During this time, he earned his master’s degree in Administration from Frostburg University in MD. Jim was a Christian by faith and member of the Oxford Methodist Church where he taught Adult Sunday School for 40 years.  He loved cattle, gardening, playing music, hunting, and watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports and events. 

He is survived by his children, David Stansberry of Vienna, WV; George Stansberry (Beckie) of Jane Lew, WV; Michele Hardbarger (Mike) of Mahone, WV; Lisa Sawitski (Robert) of Fairmont, WV; Melanie Ayers (Charles) of Oxford, WV, and Howard Stansberry (Amy) of Dallison, WV; his sister, Patsy Hite of Lost Creek, WV; 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, and his wife June, he was preceded in death by brothers, James Edward Franklin Stansberry; Donald Monroe Stansberry; Charles Wayne Stansberry; David Elwood Stansberry; Joe Landon Stansberry; sister, Mary Bell Stansberry, and great grandson, Russell Paul Hardbarger.

The family would like to thank People’s Hospice for the wonderful job they did for Dad and a special thanks to the caregivers, Becky McCombs and Ocia Adams for their fantastic care.

Funeral services will take place 11am, Monday, November 22, 2021, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro, WV with Pastor Tom Burrill officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hart Cemetery near Oxford, WV.  Visitation will be from 4pm-8pm on Sunday, at the funeral home.

Belinda Westfall-Shull (Skeet)

Belinda Westfall-Shull (Skeet) 

Belinda Westfall-Shull (Skeet) passed away at home in Pahoa, Hawaii on November 3, 2021 after a long battle with bone cancer. Her husband, Lonny J. Shull, was by her side through her entire battle. She was born on February 25, 1955 in Clarksburg, WV to Ruth M. Bland (Hayes), of Jarvisville, WV and the late William L. Bland She graduated from Bristol High School in 1973. She retired from Laborers AFL CIO Union #984 in Clarksburg. She moved from Mannington WV to Hawaii in 2019 to retire in the land she considered her paradise.

In addition to her father, Belinda was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth J. Bland (Janey), and brother in law, Troy E. Simmons. 

In addition to her mother, Belinda is survived by her husband, Lonny J. Shull of Pahoa, HI; daughter, Leslie A. Davis and husband Jason K. Davis; one grandson, Maddox G. Davis of Salem, WV; Leslie’s father, William O. Westfall of Jarisville; stepmother, Virginia B. Bland; half-sister, Jennifer L. Simmons and her four children, all of Salem, WV.

Belinda was a true form of “a Jack of all trades”. She could build a home from the ground up, paint and decorate it, and then put the best meal you have ever had on the table for dinner, all the while sewing your clothes and making Halloween costumes. She could create or upgrade anything. Belinda lived her life to the fullest and the world is a dimmer place without her.

As per her wishes, Belinda was cremated at Homelani Memorial Park in Pahoa, Hawaii. A Celebration of Life and Covered Dish Dinner will be held Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Erickson Center on West Main Street Salem, WV from 1:00-4:00 PM. Please consider joining the family by bringing your favorite dish and Celebrating the Life of Belinda. Please RSVP to Leslie Davis at 304-871-3346 or on Facebook under Leslie Westfall- Davis and sign up for a dish to bring. Davis Funeral Home- Salem is helping with the arrangements for the Westfall-Shull Family and is honored to assist at this time.    Online Condolences can be made at www.Davisfuneralhomesalemwv.com

Lucy Jaunita Baker

Lucy Juanita Baker

Lucy Juanita Baker, 78 of Liberty St. Salem departed this life on Saturday, November 20, 2021 in her residence.  She was born on June 16, 1943 in Clarksburg a daughter of the late William and Noami Herrod Dennison. On January 25, 1963 she married Donald Baker I who preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Angela Campbell (Jeff), Big Springs, WV, Donita Ann Campbell (Paul), Shinnston, Michelle “Shelly” Robinson (Chuck), Salem, one son, Donald Eugene Baker II, Salem, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, two sisters, Barbara Jean Yerkey, Salem, Patty Ann Harrison, Parkersburg, one brother, Edward Dennison, OH, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 2 sisters.

Mrs. Baker received her Associate of Nursing Degree from Salem College.  She retired as a Registered Nurse from United Hospital Center with 45 year’s service.  Juanita attended the Salem Church of God and enjoyed her birds, K-9 and Feline friends.

At her request she was cremated and there will be a memorial service at the convenience of the family.  Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.harbertfuneralhome.com.  Harbert Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Baker family.

Carole Rose McCracken

Carole Rose McCracken

Carole Rose McCracken, 77, of Cascara Community Salem passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at United Hospital Center.  She was born on January 4, 1944 in Industrial, WV, daughter of the late Paul W Brown and Gladys Fay Pratt Brown Cline.

Carole graduated from Unidis High School. She retired from Eagle Convex with over twenty years of service. Carole enjoyed gardening, watching football and NASCAR.

Carole is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Lonnie Walter McCracken; one daughter, Bridgitte Robey and Mark, Glenn Falls; six grandchildren, Jamie McCracken, Nick Robey, Joshua Robey, Tabitha Robey, Erica Doll and Brandon Doll; brother-in-law, Larry A McCracken, Adamston; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by one son, Lonnie Aaron McCracken. 

Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home-Salem, 1999 West Main Street, Salem, WV 26426, on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 11:00AM. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home- Salem is honored to serve the McCracken family at this time.

Pamela “Pam” Kaye Moore

Pamela “Pam” Kaye Moore

Pamela “Pam” Kaye Moore, 50, of Sedalia passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at United Hospital Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 23, 1971 in Clarksburg, daughter of Barbara Kay Bonnell Cork of Salem and the late Burties Dean Cork Sr. on July 7, 2021. Pam graduated from Doddridge County High School, Class of 1989. She was a homemaker and her life was her family and being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt. In addition to her mother, Pam is survived by her husband of thirty-one years Gregory “Greg” Scott Moore whom she married on July 21, 1990; three children, Courtney Minnick and Trevor, Miletus, Gregory Moore and Emily, Wheeling, Ben Moore and Shelby, Salem; three grandchildren, Ayden, Bentley, and Owen; three siblings, Birdie Devericks and Todd, Miletus, Burties Cork Jr, Salem, Misty Kesling and Jordan, Jarvisville; mother-in-law, Linda “Sadie” Flannery Moore, Center Point; nieces and nephews, Jazmane, Garrett and Savanah, Dalton, Libby, Griffin, and Tanner;  three great nieces and nephews, Ezra, Emi, and Bella; one sister-in-law, Traci Moore, Center Point; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. In addition to her father, Pam was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Robert Lee Moore. Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home – Salem, 1999 W. Main Street, Salem, on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 3-8pm and on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 11:00am until time of Funeral Service at 1:00PM with Pastor Chad Ash officiating.   Interment will follow at Cork Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to DavisFuneralHomeSalemWV.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her care fund on her memorial page.  Davis Funeral Home- Salem is honored to assist the Moore family.