Jan 16, 1984 - Nov 17, 2023
Mary Virginia Crowl
Nov 05, 1954 - Feb 01, 2024
Mary Virginia Crowl, 69, of Davis, passed away on February 1, 2024, at WVU United Hospital in Clarksburg. Born on November 5, 1954, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Wilma (Arnold) Melkus.Mary attended Mountaineer High School. She enjoyed going to church at Davis United Methodist Church. She was a member of FOE #936 Ladies Auxiliary and a past member of the Rebekah's Lodge. Mary loved painting, cooking, baking and, most of all, spending time with her family and friends.Left to cherish her memory are four children, Melissa Scott and husband Pete of Davis, Holly Canfield and husband Howard of Sugarlands, Michele Crowl and partner Tommy Cooper of Dryfork, and Freddy Crowl and wife Holly of New Creek; eleven grandchildren, Cody Cussins and wife Sierra, Jordan Delsignore, David Scott, Derek Scott, Alexis Markley and husband Timmy, Haley Cussins, Marcus Crowl, Ryan Delsignore and partner Katie, Kaili Crowl, Hannah Cussins, and Allison Cooper; two great grandchildren, Rylynn Delsignore and Racelynn Markley; four siblings, Karl Melkus and wife Katrina, Edward Melkus, Nancy Criniti and husband Elvin, and Cathy Martin and partner Paul; a sister in law, Linda Melkus; along with a host of nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two siblings, Thomas Melkus and Patricia Knotts.A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 2 to 5 PM at the Davis Fire Hall, 610 William Avenue, Davis. Private interment will be in the Davis Cemetery.The Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Crowl family at this time.
Victoria Frances Taylor
Dec 08, 1942 - Feb 27, 2024
Victoria “Vickie” Frances Taylor, 81 of Clarksburg, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at the Fairmont Healthcare Center. She was born December 8, 1942, in Fayette County, WV, the daughter of the late Lewis Matthews and Ruth Ketron Wheeler. Vickie was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of others. She loved spending time with her dog, Pete, and her family. Vickie enjoyed traveling and was known as the “life of the party”. Vickie is survived by her two siblings, Armenda LaBenne of Clarksburg and Roy Reed of Romines Mill; one cousin Jannett Ribblett. In addition to her parents, Vickie is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Taylor; two children, Lewis Scott Furner and Alisa Marie Furner. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be made at Davisfuneralhomewv.com. Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory is conducting the cremation and honored to serve the Taylor family. To to the family or in memory of Victoria “Vickie” Frances Taylor, please
Danette Sue Carder
Apr 13, 1967 - Nov 19, 2023
Danette Sue Carder, 56, of Clarksburg, passed away at her home on Sunday, November 19, 2023, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Clarksburg on April 13, 1967, a daughter of Daniel and Linda (Underwood) Carder, who survive Stonewood. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Scott Carder and his wife Lori of Bridgeport; two nephews, Danny and Brandon Carder; a special aunt and uncle, Vernon and Jayne Underwood of Bridgeport; along with several other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Danette was a graduate of R-W High School and Fairmont State College with a degree in Education. She was a school bus driver in Harrison County, and then moved to South Carolina where she drove school bus and also taught History and Civics. She loved her cats, and enjoyed reading, and feeding the birds and squirrels. A private interment was held by the family, and arrangements are under the care of Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport.
Kathryn G. Watkins
Feb 17, 1954 - Feb 26, 2024
Kathryn G. Watkins was called home to God on February 26, 2024. She passed at United Hospital Center with family by her side. She was born February 17, 1954. She was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Ruth G. Garrett. Kathryn was one of seven children. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, William K. Watkins; her daughter, Dr. Ruthanne M. Watkins and spouse Dr. Kristian M. Morrison, and their five children; her son, Gregory J. Watkins and spouse Shelby S. Watkins, and their two children; her daughter-in-law, Tammy Jo Watkins, and her two children. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael G. Watkins. Kathryn was a Harrison County teacher for nearly 40 years and was a member of Simpson Creek Baptist Church in Bridgeport. She was a wonderful wife, mother, Gé-Maw, and sister. She will be truly missed. Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301 for a visitation on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 3:00-4:30 PM until the time of the Funeral Service at 4:30 PM with Reverend Dr. James Lutz officiating. Online condolences can be made at www.davisfuneralhome.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to serve the Watkins family. To to the family or in memory of Kathryn G. Watkins, please
Linda Darlene (Terry) Robertson
Oct 10, 1947 - Feb 21, 2024
Linda Darlene (Terry) Robertson, 76, of Willowton, West Virginia fought the good fight, finished the race, kept the faith, and entered the eternal presence of Jesus on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, with her family surrounding her. Linda was born on October 10, 1947 in Oakvale, West Virginia as the second daughter of Lafayette Hannon and Sybil Jean Terry. From the moment she arrived in that home, she grew into a young woman of integrity, tenacity, and faith—helping her daddy and momma raise her three sisters and four brothers. It was there in that white house on the banks of that small stream where Linda learned the value of hard work and perseverance, unending love and mercy, and a deep foundation rooted in relationship with her Saviour, Jesus Christ. It started with her babysitting her brothers and sisters which would often end (as she so lovingly told the story) with all of them sitting in a corner against the wall until her parents returned home. Her mother taught her how to sew and make clothes for the family, raise and can vegetables from the garden, and wash dishes which was her least favorite chore and often ended up with several pots and pans hidden in the oven.The most valuable thing growing in the hearts of that family in Oakvale was their legacy of faith. Growing up as a preacher’s daughter, she continued that legacy as a preacher’s wife. On January 2, 1965, Linda Darlene Terry became the bride of Olen Bruce Robertson and thus began a relationship that started from a proposal of “it’s now or never” to a beautiful climax of “until death do us part.” All of those years of listening to her daddy preach the power of Jesus and seeing her momma read the Bible every day in the same chair, at the same table, praying to the same Jesus taught Linda everything she needed to be the perfect pastor’s wife, church’s “First Lady,” and perfect mother for her two children—Melissa and Yvonne. Reverend Olen and Linda Robertson served together in ministry for 32 years, and they were always a team. He couldn’t have made it to the right places at the right times if it weren’t for Linda who kept track of more than his appointments. She could find car keys, his Bible, and sermon notes at a moment’s notice. Their impact as husband-and-wife ministry partners still echoes through the hollers of McDowell County where they served Maybeury, Elkhorn, and Powhatan United Methodist Churches from 1972 until 1987. They continued their ministry journey at Calvary United Methodist and Mount Hope UMC in Clarksburg, WV from 1987 until retirement in 2004. Linda is remembered for her quiet, inviting demeanor and genuine love for the people she served as well as her beautiful alto singing voice that accompanied Olen even when he threw an impromptu song or two on her every now and then.For most of Linda’s life, she held the precious, often underrated role, of homemaker and mother to her two daughters. She never missed a party at school and walked her girls to the bus stop every morning with curlers and an orange scarf over her hair. For anyone who knew Linda, they will recognize this as a great act of love since she was particular about hair.As a mother, she was a cheerleader, a role model, a teacher, a counselor, and a friend. As a pastor’s wife, she was adamant on making others feel important. If someone were a frequent visitor at the Robertson’s house for dinner, she kept a note detailing the things they liked and disliked to make sure she set the table with all their favorite food. When her daughters were teenagers, she added another role to her repertoire—dental assistant. She worked for oral surgeons Dr. Oliverio and Dr. Lattanzi in Clarksburg for sixteen years.Linda was preceded in death by her father Lafayette Terry and her mother Sybil Jean Terry; her sister, Rita Reed: and brother-in-law, Rick Combs. She leaves behind a wealth of people who love and miss her—the love of her life, Rev. Olen Robertson (residing in Harmony at White Oaks)—her children, Melissa (Steve) Hinerman of Clarksburg; Yvonne (Todd) Gauer of Monks Corner, SC—her siblings, Paul (Imogene) Terry of Willowton; Bernice Combs of Princeton; Barbara (Scottie) Kupner of Princeton; Wayne (Janette) Terry of Willowton; Gerald (Valerie) Terry of Elgood; and Vince (Dottie) Terry of Princeton. She also leaves behind her grandchildren—Katie (Erica) Dorshimer of Clairton, PA; Sarah (Robbie) Stevens of Waynesburg, PA; Trey Gauer of Monks Corner, SC; and Madison (Eliseo) Reyes of Phoenix, AZ. Her newest treasure is great grandson, Mateo Reyes of Phoenix, AZ.Friends will be received at Calvary United Methodist Church, 390 South 22nd Street, Clarksburg, on Saturday, February 24th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the service immediately following visitation at 2:00. Son-in-law, Steve Hinerman and brother, Gerald Terry will preside over the funeral services. Interment will be on Sunday, February 25th, at the Christie Family Cemetery in Willowton, WV. Flowers may be sent to Calvary United Methodist Church on the morning of the services, or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to two of Linda’s favorite ministries: Samaritan’s Purse or Hatcher Union Church c/o Rebecca Baker 3877 Hall’s Ridge Road, Princeton, WV 24739.Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain tumor that robbed my grandmother of her memory, her cognitive abilities, and communication. It is my desire to help eradicate this terrible disease through research. I have started a fundraising page for my precious grandmother and others like her. Please consider donating. Help us wipe out glioblastoma for good. https://nbtsevents.braintumor.org/fundraiser/5286245. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com.The Robertson family would like to thank Perine Funeral Home for assisting and serving during this difficult time.
Ryan Gail Lantz
Nov 30, 1971 - Feb 20, 2024
Ryan Gail Lantz, 52, of Clarksburg, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, due to a tragic accident at Liberty High School. He was born, November 30, 1971, a son of the David and Ronda Williams Lantz of Clarksburg.Surviving are his wife Kim Devericks Lantz, whom he married July 23, 1999; three children: Olivia Connor and her husband Colton, Broderick Lantz and his wife Camryn, and Miya Lantz; his grandchildren: Sebastian, Channing, Farrah, and Kennedy; his brother Philip Lantz and his wife Becky; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rhonda and Rodney McIe; nieces, Sophie, Graham, Brandt, Nicole, Elizabeth, and Chelsea; great-nieces: Emilie, Gracelyn, and Oryanna, and a great-nephew, Jayce; and his beloved dogs, Cammie and Koda. Ryan is also survived by his friends and coaching colleagues, A.J. Harmon, Basil Lucas, Bruce Carey, and Justin Noble, his many teaching colleagues, his church and church camp family, and all his students and players, past and present. He loved you all.Ryan was preceded in death by his biological father, Thomas Sutton, his grandparents, Gail and Ruth Williams, and his mother-in-law, Patricia McCarty.Ryan was a 1990 graduate of Liberty High School and a 1994 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College. He returned to West Virginia Wesleyan and graduated with a Master’s Degree in 2013. He was a teacher at various schools for 11 years, most recently at Liberty High School where he taught journalism. He was an avid sports fan and coached many teams over the years including Mountaineer Middle School Football where he was the former head coach, Liberty Basketball, former head coach, also on the coaching staff for Liberty Football, RCB Freshman Basketball, and the Clarksburg Crush Travel Baseball team.In addition to his professional career with students, Ryan was the former Youth Pastor at Jewel City Church for 10 years and faithfully attended Judson Baptist Camp where he served as Camp Pastor in past years. He loved to mentor students in life and in faith. He was saved and baptized at the age of 8 and served the Lord and the church in many capacities throughout his life. He will be deeply missed by all that loved him.In keeping with his wishes, cremation services have been provided. The family will receive friends at Lifepointe Church, 2551 Buckhannon Pike, Mt. Clare, from 5-8pm, Friday and 2-4pm Saturday. A funeral service will be held at the church at 4pm, Saturday, with Pastors Aaron Morgan, Jeff Perine, and Tim Sandy officiating. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com. The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lantz family.
Dallion Corbet Lewis
Jan 14, 1987 - Feb 21, 2024
Dallion Corbet Lewis, 37 of Clarksburg passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and being handled by Davis Funeral Home. To to the family or in memory of Dallion Corbet Lewis, please
Rickey Eugene Dilley
Jun 01, 1959 - Feb 21, 2024
Rickey Eugene Dilley, 64, of Clarksburg, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. He was born on June 1, 1959 in Clarksburg a son of the late Marvin Russell Dilley and Emma Jean “Emogene” McCartney Penlosky. He is survived by one son, Adam Dilley of Hepzibah; two grandsons, Tripp Conrad Dilley and Jude Louis Dilley; two brothers, Davy Dilley and wife Melissa of Marietta, OH, and Gary Dilley of Clarksburg; and one special friend, Tim Jenkins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother Marvin Russel Dilley, Jr. and one sister, Pam Dilley. Rickey was a graduate of WI High School, class of 1977. He worked most recently as a security guard for an oil and gas company. He enjoyed collecting watches and spending time with his family and friends. Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dilley family. To to the family or in memory of Rickey Eugene Dilley, please
Phillip Dale Starkey
Aug 30, 1944 - Feb 12, 2024
Phillip Dale Starkey, age 79 of Smithfield, WV passed away on Monday, February 12, 2024 at River Oaks Nursing Home in Clarksburg. He was born August 30, 1944 in New Martinsville, WV a son of the late Emery Starkey and Pearl Molson Starkey. He is survived by three children, Brad and Stacy Starkey of Smithfield, Sherri and Jim Bob Myers of Smithfield, and Kerri and George Higgs of Grafton, 8 grandchildren, Valerie Goodrich of Littleton, Molly Shaver of Grafton, Angelica McAtte of Shinnston, Jade Cooper of Folsom, Kristen Starkey of Pine Grove, Rachelle Starkey of Friendly, Jenny Starker of Moundsville, and Rex Starkey of Toledo, OH, and 7 great-grandchildren. Phillip is also survived by three siblings, Shirley (Paul) Hobbs of Blackwell, OK, Larry (Patty) Starkey of Folsom, and Carol Starkey of Bridgeport, OH, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Phillip was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. Phillip was Veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Church of Christ and he loved listening to Reba McIntire and sports watching WVU and the Steelers. Family and friends may call at Masters Funeral Home in Mannington, WV on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 3-7:00pm. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Friday, February 16, 2024 beginning at 11:00am. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton where Full Military Rites will be accorded by the United States Army and the Marion County Veterans Council.
Linda L. "Kitty" Stewart
Aug 21, 1945 - Feb 06, 2024
"The Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stewart Family during their time of need" *Obituary to be updated and published in Saturday, February 10th edition of the Exponent Telegram