Obituaries

ALLAN COMBS

Allan G. Combs, 84 of Moundsville died Monday. Visitation Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville where services are Thursday at 11 a.m.

ELIZABETH THOMPSON

Elizabeth (Deneen) Thompson, of Follansbee, WV, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Mullenbach Funeral Home.

RICHARD YOUST

Richard Youst, 47, of Wheeling, WV died Monday January 7, 2019. Funeral service will be held on Sunday January 20, 2019 at noon at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Bellaire.

DAVID POPISH

David Lee Popish, 65, of Weirton, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Weirton.

AMELIA LYNCH

Amelia Margaret Lynch, 93, of Follansbee, WV died peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 15 from 5-8 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home, Follansbee.

PHYLLIS GOLSBY

Phyllis Golsby, 76, of Cadiz died Saturday. Memorial service Saturday at 1 at St. James AME Church, Cadiz. Arrangements by Clark-Kirkland.

BERNIE PEACE

Bernie Kinzel Peace, 85, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Monday January 14, 2019 in Wheeling Hospital. At Bernie’s request there will be no visitation. A memorial service to celebrate Bernie’s life is being planned for the spring. Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 900 National ...

NORMAN WHITE

Norman Ray “Buckeye” White, 86, of Weirton died Saturday January 12, 2019, at the Acuity Specialty Hospital in Weirton. A son of the late Donley and Vaughn Postlethwait White, Sr., Norman was born on September 2, 1932, in Pine Grove, WV. In addition to his parents, Norman was preceded ...

ROCHELLE WINESDOEFFER

Rochelle Winesdoeffer, 63, of Tiltonsville, OH, lost her battle to cancer on January 6, 2019, at her home in Tiltonsville, OH, with her family by her side. Rochelle was born on October 9, 1955, in Martins Ferry, OH, to the Late Harry Bayardi and Rose Ann (Studenc) Bayardi, of Tiltonsville, ...

BILLY DECKER

Billy Lee Decker, 36, of Moundsville, WV, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Moundsville.

Prisons vs. Military

Editor, News-Register: Brian Beal, a retired military “lifer” (branch of service unspecified), took umbrage in these pages with Warden Gray of the Belmont Correctional facility. The warden earned Mr. Beal’s scorn by comparing “the life of an inmate during Christmas behind bars to ...

JAMES HARLAN JR.

James Lester Harlan, Jr., 81 of Follansbee, WV, died peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Wheeling Medical Park in Wheeling, WV. Born on June 3, 1937 in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late James L. and Eleanor (Bishop) Harlan, Sr. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Mark D. ...

JOHN WILSON

John “Porky” Wilson, 79, of Washington Lands, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Shadyside Care Center. He was born September 30, 1939 in Moundsville, son of the late Lawrence and Lenore Blake Wilson. John was a retired welder from Bayer Corp., with 35 years of service. He was ...

MARY KOVALICK

Mary Elizabeth (Hercules) Kovalick, 76, of Wheeling, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling. Mary was born July 31, 1942, in Wheeling, a daughter of the late James W. Hercules and Gladys (Wilson) Hercules Shafer. She was a 1960 graduate of Wheeling High ...

VERA RUSSELL

Vera C. Russell, 90, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019, in Cameron Nursing Home. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the CARE Funeral Home, 3828 Jacob Street, Wheeling. Interment will follow in ...

BILLY DECKER

Billy Lee Decker, 36, of Moundsville, WV, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Moundsville.

DENNIS RITCHIE

Dennis “Blue” Ritchie, 70, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away on January 3, 2019 at his home. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

JOHN TRIGG

John R. Trigg, 75, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Friday, January 11, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was born April 18, 1943, a son of the late Arthur and Mildred Brandon Trigg. John was the founder and owner of Trigg Construction and Home Improvement ...

JOEL WOLFE

Joel Mark Wolfe, 59, of Wellsburg, WV, died on January 12, 2019. Viewing on Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. service at Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV (304)737-3551.

SHAWN LONG

Shawn Robert Long, 37, of Addison, PA, died Friday, January 4, 2019 in Steubenville, OH. James Funeral Home, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717 assisted the family.