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Milford Orce Junkins Jr., 62, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Henrico, Va.
Milford was preceded in death by his two best girls, Grandma Sissy and stepdaughter, Christina Webb.
He leaves behind his wife, Constance Marie; children, Jeremiah Junkins and Dwayne Callis; grandchildren, Jewel, James and Daniel Callis; parents, Shelby and Milford Junkins Sr.; siblings, Dennis, Steve, Michael and Cheryl; a host of nieces and nephews; Uncle James “Slick”; and his best buddies, dogs, Nicky and Cody.
He worked as a welder for Reco Local 45. His family would like to extend special thanks to Bon Secours Hospice.
Funeral services were Thursday, June 7, at Nelson Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond Va., 23231, with a reception following.
Condolences can be made online at nelsonrichmond.com.
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Sherrie Ann (Epply) LaPointe, 73, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, June 11, 2018, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sherrie will be forever remembered by her daughters, Kim Reilly and Tammy LaPenta, both of Tolland, Conn. and her sons, Kevin LaPointe and Jason LaPointe, both of East Hartford, Conn. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; her brother, Spencer Epply of Elkins, W.Va.; and her sister, June E. Coco of Clearwater, Fla. as well as many nieces and nephews and many friends. Sherrie also leaves behind her dear and best friend, Mary Bergdoll, with whom she resided. Mary cared for her selflessly through the end; and Sherrie’s family will be forever grateful.
Sherrie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert LaPointe; her parents, Norman and Eileen (Campbell) Epply; her brothers George and Norman Epply; and her sister, Sandra Tolin.
Sherrie was born in Paterson, N.J. and raised in New Richmond, Ohio. She graduated from New Richmond High School in 1965. As a young woman, Sherrie moved to Connecticut, where she was married and raised her family, until she moved in 1998 and ultimately settled in West Virginia. She was a dedicated employee at the Park Motel for many years, and worked for Pilgrim’s Pride and as a caregiver for Panhandle Support, before she got sick. She was baptized in the First Baptist Church and attended the Living Hope Church in Petersburg. Sherrie cared deeply about her family and friends, and she will be remembered as a generous and trusting woman with a youthful heart and spirit.
Upon Sherrie’s request, although those who loved her will be together in her memory, a memorial service will not be held.
Arrangements were by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Online condolences may be left at schaefferfuneralhome. com.
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Lucy Mae (Kesner) Evans, 86, of Stephens City, Va., passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.
Born May 25, 1932, in Rough Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Austin G. Kesner and Carrie Lee Mae (Ketterman) Kesner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jack Evans; two brothers, Gleason “Jake” Kesner and James Kesner; and four sisters, Ollie Alt, Hazel Parsons, Dorothy Hinkle and Betty Helmick. Mrs. Evans was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Evans retired from Marriott in Arlington, Va. after 33 years.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Larry Keefe of Sarasota, Fla.; Carol Ann Lindsey (daughter) of Baker, W.Va.; daughter-in-law, Sandra Evans of Moorefield, W.Va.; three grandsons, James Gray, Jason Evans and Justin Evans; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are today (Tuesday), 1 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Jeff Anderson officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Kesner Family Cemetery, Rough Run, W.Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.
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Delphia Mae Ours, 84, of Moorefield, W.Va., passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, W.Va.
Born on Dec. 3, 1933, at Critestown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lemuel and Ada (Baldwin) Crites. She is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 64 years, Leon Ours. She was also preceded in death by one great-grand- son, Luke Ours; four brothers, Harvey, Tommy, Wardney and Lucky Crites; one sister, Betty Crites; six sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law; three nephews; one niece; and two great-nephews.
Mrs. Ours was a homemaker, gardener and baker. She had the incredible ability to bring joy and laughter everywhere she went. She never met a stranger. Most of all she was a fabulous mother, grandmother and friend to all. She attended Believer’s Victory Center, Moorefield.
She is survived by three sons, Charles (Linda) Ours of Purgitsville, W.Va., Hank (Sherry) Ours of Moorefield and Roger (Sharon) Ours of Old Fields; three daughters: Kathy (Leroy) Whetzel of South Fork, W.Va., Barbara (Allen) See of Moorefield and Karen (Greg) Riggleman of South Fork; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jackie (Shirley) Crites, Roger (Arlene) Crites and Bobby Crites, all of Critestown, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary Pratt of Moorefield, and Josephine (Albert) Crites of Fisher, W.Va. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at Believer’s Victory Center with her grandson officiating, Pastor Chris Whetzel. Interment followed at the Ours Family Cemetery, Rough Run, W.Va.
Memorials may be made to the Believer’s Victory Center, 160 Victory Lane, Moorefield, WV 26836.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.
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Ruth Alt Engle, 98, of J.C. Markwood Road, Purgitsville, W.Va., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, W.Va.
Born Nov. 23, 1919, in Kline, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Albert Milton Whetzel and Martha Jane Alt Whetzel. Her husband, Kenneth Samuel Engle, preceded her in death in July 2007. A daughter, Mary Rosalee Rohrbaugh, six brothers and five sisters also preceded her in death.
Ruth was happy as home-maker but had a lengthy career as a seamstress. She enjoyed gardening, laying out her garden in her mind in early February. Her bounty led to her annual canning so she could cook and bake for the family. In her little spare time, she would crochet, make rag rugs and stitch the occasional quilt. She enjoyed road trips with her late husband which almost always included fishing.
Surviving are two sons, Mervin George Rohrbaugh and wife Carol of Purgitsville and Wendell Wayne Rohrbaugh and wife Barbara of Castalia, Ohio; one daughter, Carolyn Ann Dunn of Fisher, W.Va.; one sister, Clara Nell Ours of Cabins, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday morning at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, 107 Washington Street, Moorefield, with Pastors Russell and Lucy Webster officiating. Interment followed at the Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield.
Condolences, shared memories and photos may be left on Ruth’s tribute wall at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.