Obituaries

JAMES ASH

James Eli Ash, 88, of Alma, departed this life November 3, 2018. James was born October 9, 1930, the first child of John W. Ash and Verna Ash. He was married to Thelma Belle Thomas on July 27, 1952. James attended Potomac State College and completed his Bachelors of Science degree in ...

BENJAMIN RODRIGUEZ II

Benjamin Francis Rodriguez II, 44, of Murphysboro, IL, formerly of Glen Dale, WV, died Thursday, November 1, 2018, at home. Dr. Rodriguez was born December 14, 1973 in Wheeling, WV, son of Mary Sue (Materkoski) Rodriguez and the late Benjamin F. Rodriguez I. He graduated from The Linsly ...

WALTER BLANCHARD

Walter L. Blanchard, 94, of St. Clairsville, OH died Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Park Health Center, St. Clairsville. He was born December 4, 1923 in Baltimore, MD a son of the late Samuel C. and Alice F. Ellis Blanchard. Walter was a retired Supervisor of Shipping and Planning at the former ...

DEAN GREATHOUSE

Dean Greathouse, 41, of Glen Dale, died Friday, November 2. No visitation. Arrangements entrusted to Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Moundsville.

ROBERT WALLACE

Robert H. Wallace, 89, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Sunday. Calling hours 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church Woodsfield, Ohio. www.bauer turner.com

ELIZABETH HERCULES

ELIZABETH HERCULES Elizabeth Genevieve Long Hercules, 70, of West Liberty, WV, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at Wheeling Hospital. Friends will be received for a memorial visitation on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at noon at West ...

GEO MILLS

GEO MILLS Geo Aaron Mills, 42, of McMechen, WV, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH. Arrangements are pending at Kepner Funeral Homes, 166 Kruger St, Wheeling, WV (304-242-2311).

GLADYS ASH

Gladys J. Ash, 87, of Folsom, WV, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the United Hospital Center. She was born July 6, 1931 in Smithfield, WV, the daughter of the late James D. and Myrtle (Whaley) Price. Gladys was the wife of the late Reverend Paul A. “Bud” Ash (2-13-17) and ...

ESTHER MATUSIK

Esther A. Matusik, 69, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018, at home. She was born February 27, 1949, a daughter of the late William and Bessie (Elias) Martin. She was a member of Our Lady of Lebanon. Esther loved to make jewelry, bake and garden. In addition to her ...

RONALD MADDEN

Ronald Craig Madden, 60, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018, at his home. Craig was born December 25, 1957, in Morgantown, WV, a son of the late John T. “Jack” and Donna Ann (Jones) Madden. He was a graduate of West Liberty State College; retired Director of Human ...

GLEN UNDERWOOD

Glen Edward Underwood, age 69, of Sardis, Ohio passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his home. He was born December 7, 1948 in New Martinsville, WV, a son of the late Ira Hugh and Ethel Iris Stewart Underwood. He was a retired employee of Eramet Marietta, OH, a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, a ...

JEFFREY LEACH

Jeffrey S. Leach, 50, formerly of Calais, OH died November 3, 2018. Visitation Tuesday 6-8 p.m., with service Wednesday 11 a.m. at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, OH.

MARY LAFOLLETT

Mary Beth LaFollett, age 51 of Wheeling, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 2244 Marshall Ave., Wheeling with Fr. Paul Hudock as celebrant. Food and fellowship with the ...

ELLEN SUDVARY

Ellen Christina “Chris” (Pyles) Sudvary, 68, of Rayland, died Nov. 2. Visitation Nov. 5 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Burial at Upland Cemetery.

EDNA DOTY

Edna M. Cecil Doty, age 98 of New Martinsville, WV, formerly of Proctor, WV, died Saturday November 3, 2018, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. She was born June 5, 1920 in Proctor, WV, a daughter of the late Edward and Bessie Woods Cecil. Edna was a retired licensed practical ...

ELIZABETH HERCULES

Elizabeth G. Long Hercules, 70, of West Liberty, WV, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018, at Wheeling Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Kepner Funeral Home, 2101 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV (304-277-2722).

DAVID RITCHIE

David William Ritchie, 66, of Steubenville, OH passed away on Oct. 29. Services at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on November 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Schuetz Funeral Home.

ROBERT BLACK

The Rev. Robert D. Black, 60, of Wheeling, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at his residence. He was born July 31, 1958 in Glen Dale, WV, a son of the late Major and Annie Peoples Black. Robert was ordained into the Baptist Church on November 25, 2012. In addition to his ministerial ...

TROY FULTON

Troy D. Fulton, 51 of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday, November 2, 2018, in the Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire, Ohio. He was born June 1, 1967, in East Liverpool, Ohio son of Mary Lou Mathews Fulton and the late Donald Fulton. Troy was a heavy equipment operator with Operators ...

SHIRLEY HOOD

Shirley L. Hood, age 96, of Wheeling went to be with the lord on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. Her last breath on earth was her first breath in Heaven. She was born March 21, 1922, in Wheeling, the daughter of the late Ellis and Clara Renard Fulton. Shirley ...