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Darlene Y. (Hipp) Self  Dolly, 82, of Maysville, W.Va., passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.
Born Feb. 9, 1938 in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Vernis Carl Hipp and Clara (Hanlin) Hipp.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest “Cleo” Self; and one granddaughter, Kristen Hooker.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Dolly, of Cabins; one daughter, Ramona Hooker (Kenneth); one son, Douglas Self (Kim) and daughter Bonita Burrs (George);  six grandchildren, Jason Hooker (Carmen), Shelbey Butterfield (Taylor), Garrett Hooker (Lynn), Joseph Burrs (Alexandra Goins), Joshua Burrs and Eric Self; eight great-grandchildren, Addeline Hooker, Corionna Brey, Jonathon Sons, Cambria Hooker, Embrey Hooker, Easton Butterfield, Aubrey Burrs and Danielle Burrs; and her siblings, Carl Hipp (Esther), Helen Turner (Bruce) and Denver Hipp (Patsy).
Darlene moved to the Baltimore area after her marriage to Cleo in September 1956 and was employed as a secretary for Martin Marietta. She later worked for Baltimore County Schools as a bus driver. She returned to Maysville in 1986 where she and Cleo retired. After being widowed, she married Wayne Dolly in December 2017.
Darlene was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Petersburg.
The family will receive friends today (Tuesday), from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Elder Stephen Kimble officiating. Interment will be in Idleman-Scherr Cemetery, Scherr, W.Va.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The Red Note Foundation (a music education program in memory of her granddaughter), 3547 E Fairfield Circle, Mesa, AZ 85213.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.    (11-24-20)

Pamela Sue (Davis) Landis, 59, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at her home.
Born Nov. 11, 1961, in Marlinton, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late James Everett Davis Sr. and Addie Estelle Yochem Davis.
In addition to her parents, Pamela was preceded in death by four brothers, James E. Davis Jr., Roger A. Davis, Danny Davis and Douglas W. Davis.
She is survived by four sisters, Judy (Bud) Baker of Moorefield, W.Va., Becky (Curtis) Chandler of Harrisonburg, Va., Brenda Gragg of Elkins, W.Va. and Yvonne (Eugene) Black of Petersburg; two brothers, Ralph (Cornelus) Vance Jr. of Maysville, W.Va. and Phil Vance of Petersburg;  numerous nieces and nephews and her cat Precious.
Honoring Pamela’s wishes, her body has been cremated. Her family will have a private memorial service at a later date.
Those who wish to remember Pamela in a special way, may make gifts in her memory to the Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 North Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.                 
(11-24-20)

James Richard Doles “Sonny” Mowry, 79, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born April 2, 1941 in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Vivan R. Mowry and Lela Louella (Smith) Mowry.
In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by one son, Barton H. Mowry on May 3, 2015; and one brother-in-law, Carroll H. Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sandra (Lahman) Mowry; one son, Richard (Nadena) Mowry of Frederick, Md.; three granddaughters, Matalyn Morgan Mowry, Brenna Nicole Mowry and Lela Katelyn Mowry; three sisters, Barbara L. Smith of Petersburg, Patricia (Jason) Kidwell of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. and Dottie (Glenn) Harman of Fairmont, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Sonny was a graduate of Petersburg High School Class of 1959. He was owner of V.R. Mowry LLC Trucking in Petersburg.
Graveside services were Sunday afternoon at the Lahmansville Cemetery with Bishop Ray and Yvonne Black officiating.
Those who wish to remember Sonny in a special way, may make gifts in his memory to the Petersburg Church of God, 13 Myrtle Avenue, Petersburg, WV 26847.
Arrangements by the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.        (11-24-20)

Victor George Kesner, age 91, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Piney Valley Rehabilitation and  Care Center in Keyser, W.Va.
Born July 18, 1929, in Rough Run, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Evers Kesner and Maggie Rebecca (Whetzel) Kesner. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kesner was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae (Smith) Kesner in 2015; one brother, Evers Kesner; three sisters, Virginia Bouldin and two infants.
Mr. Kesner was a member of Harness Run Church of the Brethren and Patterson Creek Ruritan Club.
He is survived by four daughters, Linda Kesner Goldizen and husband Terry, Brenda Kesner Vance and Patricia Kesner, all of Petersburg and Janet Kesner of Burlington, W.Va.; two sons, Gary Kesner of Petersburg and Ronald Wayne Kesner of Maryland; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Kesner, Melody Kesner, Jonathan Kesner, Vanessa Fortino, Eric Vance, Ashley Kesner and Brianna Kesner;  seven great-grandchildren, Tyler Parker, Matalyn Mowry, Hailey Fortino,  Blake Fortino, Gavin Fortino, Kaysen McMillin and Evan Skeen; one brother, Landy Kesner of Petersburg; two sisters, Arvella Ours and Jean Crites, both of Petersburg; one sister-in-law, Betty Martin of Chambersburg, Pa.; and  several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Thursday afternoon at Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville, W.Va., with Pastor John Ellifritz officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Piney Valley Rehabilitation and Care Center, 135 Southern Dr., Keyser, WV 26726, Harness Run Church or charity of choice.     
Arrangements were by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.        (11-24-20)

James Dean “Jim” Dayton, 80, of Cabins, W.Va., passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Petersburg, W.Va.
Born Jan. 9, 1940, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Walter Clarence Dayton and Nellie (Dettinburn) Dayton. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, infant twin, Johnny Dayton and Eldon Dayton; and two sisters, Geneva Zirk and Mary Secrist.
Mr. Dayton was a truck driver for Dettinburn Trucking for over 50 years.
He is survived by three sons, Tim Dayton and wife Jenny and Trent Dayton and wife Kami, all of Maysville, W.Va., and  Stacey Dayton and wife Beth of Petersburg; 10 grandchildren;  eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Julia Foley of Arthur, W.Va.; and one brother, Robert “Bob” Dayton and wife Margaret of Lahmansville, W.Va.
Honoring Jim’s wishes, his body has been cremated.
Arrangements were by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.        (11-24-20)

Charles Cecil  Hinkle, 76, died on Nov. 14, 2020, at the Masonic Home of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
Born May 24, 1944, in Riverdale, Md., he was the son of Charles Amos and Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Hinkle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Dottie (Markwood) Hinkle.
Charles graduated from Petersburg High School, Class of 1962, and Huntington Barber College in Huntington, W.Va., in 1963. Following graduation, he began his career as a barber/hairstylist and in Alexandria, Va., and owned and operated Engleside Hair Designers for over 45 years before retiring in October 2010.
Mr. Hinkle was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Alexandria, and a life member and past master (1999) of Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge No. 219, A.F. & A.M. in Mount Vernon, Va.
In December 2004, Charles married Cathy Judy and in 2018 they moved to Richmond, to reside at the Masonic Home of Virginia.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Cathy Hinkle are his daughter, Tamara Sites and her husband, Reggie of Petersburg, W.Va.; sons, Charles Joseph Hinkle, and his wife Angela, of Montgomery, Texas, Daniel William Hinkle, and his wife Nanette, of Baton Rouge, La.;  six grandchildren, Lindsey Sites, Joseph Hinkle, Madeline Hinkle, Mary Hays Hinkle, Charlotte Hinkle, and Abigail Hinkle.
Funeral services were Saturday morning at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Internment was at Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansvile, W.Va.
Those who wish to remember Charles in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Masonic Home of Virginia, 500 Masonic Lane, Richmond, VA 23223 or at www.MAHOVA.org.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.                 
(11-24-20)

Thomas Clifton Ault, 54, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the home of his brother, Duke Ault, in Petersburg. 

Born May 30, 1966, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Raymond Eston Ault and Alice Katherine (Snyder) Ault. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ault was preceded in death by two brothers, Rocky Ault and Nick Ault; and one sister, Sue Freyer.

Mr. Ault attended school in Petersburg and Essex, Md.  He was a Christian by faith and accepted Christ in baptism. He was a carpenter and handyman by trade working for several local and out of state contractors. 

He is survived by three daughters Kelsey Ault, Alice Ault and Rebecca Ault, all of Petersburg; three sons, Dustin Ault, Adrian Ault and Andrew Ault, all of Petersburg; four sisters, Debra Burton of Petersburg, Teresa Lohmann of Berkeley Springs, Sebrett Graham of Tampa, Fla. and Belinda Kimble of Maysville; one brother, Duke Ault of Petersburg and one grandson. 

Funeral services were Thursday afternoon at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Danny Franke officiating. Interment was at the Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville. 

Memorials may be made to the family c/o the Basagic Funeral Home, PO Box 400, Petersburg, WV 26847. Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

Bobby Jack Dolly, age 77, of Lahmansville, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center in Petersburg, W.Va. 

Bobby was born April 15, 1943, in Kline Gap, W.Va., he was a son of the late Roy Forest Dolly and Retta M. (Heavener) Dolly.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Roger L. Dolly; one nephew, Joey A. Dolly and one niece, Cassie Lynn Vosburgh.

Mr. Dolly was a carpenter by trade.  He was a member of Falls Assembly of God Church, Maysville, W.Va. He loved his family, his dog Coco and enjoyed camping and traveling.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bonnie S. (Landes)  Dolly; one son, Marcus (Johanna) Dolly of Lahmansville; one daughter, Angel (Jason) Rexroad of Petersburg; five grandchildren, Shenea (Jeremy) Long, Jordan Williams, Alex Rexroad, Stefen Dolly and Collette Dolly; three great-grandchildren, Hadassah, Estee and Yosiah Long; four brothers, Glenn Dolly of Keyser, W.Va., Byron (Barbara) Dolly of Manassas, Va., Tom (Michelle) Dolly of Petersburg and Joe Dolly of Burlington, W.Va.; and two sisters, Wanda Kay Pennington and Norma (Jeff) Vosburgh, all of Petersburg.

Funeral services were Monday afternoon, at Falls Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Vivan Watts officiating. Interment was in Lahmansville Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Safe Harbor Program, 127 Early Avenue, Petersburg, WV 26847 or charity of choice. 

Arrangements by Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. 

Tracy Gordon Mowery, 58, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away on November 9, 2020.  

Born Jan. 21, 1962, in Petersburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Gordon Dayton Mowery and the late Ruth Virginia Shreve.

He was a veteran of Beirut and served in the U.S. Navy from 1982-1985, where he was assigned to the USS Sylvania (AFS-2).  He received Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy “E” Award and Navy Expeditionary Medal during his service.         

He is survived by his wife, Linda Zemko, whom he married Aug. 26, 1993, in Arlington, Va.; three brothers, Todd Mowery of  Elkview, W.Va., Karl Mowery of Circleville, W.Va., and Allen Gruber of Rochester, NY; two sisters, Becky Mowery-Helms of Reston, Va. and Beth Mowery-Dunn of Leesburg, Va.; and many nieces and nephews who he adored and loved dearly.  

A celebration of life get-together was held Friday at 400 Nascar Street, Martinsburg. 

Jesse J. “Uncle Jesse” Gnegy, age 87, of Oakland, Md., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at the Garrett Regional Medical Center.  

Born March 24, 1933, in Eglon, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jesse and Emma Gnegy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Helen M. Gnegy in July 2017; and one daughter, Tammy Stem.

Mr. Gnegy proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. He was employed by Jones Trucking as a coal truck driver. He attended Maple Spring Church of the Brethren.  He was an active member of the Mount Storm Lions Club. He enjoyed bowling, hunting and traveling. During more quiet times, he loved watching the Steelers play football and game shows, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. He loved spending time with his family. 

He is survived by one daughter, Kim Gnegy of Cumberland, Md.; two stepchildren, Teresa Kitzmiller of Oakland, Jay Kitzmiller and wife Mary of Deer Park, Md.; grandchildren, Tina Kitzmiller and husband Stewart, Eric Stullenbarger and wife Vicki, Aaron Stullenbarger and wife Jessica, Joshua Geroski, Sarah Stullenbarger and significant other Roy Rinker, Jessica Geroski and husband Matt Morris, Curtis Kitzmiller and  significant other Amber Glotfelty, Cory Kitzmiller and significant other Sharon Cosner; great-grandchildren, Natalie Tracey, Devon Tracey, Kamren Stullenbarger, Allee Stullenbarger, Madelyn Morris, Liam Stullenbarger, Elliana Morris, Ava Kitzmiller, Aiden Glotfelty, Rylen Kitzmiller, C.J. Kitzmiller; great-great-grandchildren, Melanie Burke and Christian Currants; stepbrothers, Russel Cresse, Paul Gnegy, and Earl Gnegy; stepsisters, Florence Wotring, Ruby Rembold and Grace White; and one son-in-law, Karl Stem.  

Funeral services were Saturday afternoon at the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland, with Pastor Barbara Rexroad officiating.  

Military rites were accorded by the combined honor guard of the American Legion Proctor Kildow Post #71 and Deer Park VFW Post #10077. Interment will be in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mount Storm Lions Club, PO Box 55, Mount Storm, WV 26739.  Jesse’s family would like to thank the Southern Garrett County Rescue Squad and the nursing staff at Garrett Regional Medical Center.

The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., Oakland, is honored to be serving the Gnegy family at this time.

Adelaide “Addie” Noble McLaughlin Ours passed away peacefully in her home in Petersburg, West Virginia, on November 2, 2020 at the age of 88. Born August 27, 1932 in Hamlet, North Carolina, daughter of the late John Calvin Brown McLaughlin and Fannie Dargan McLaughlin. Her father was one of nine children. Mrs. Ours recounted many fond memories spent with her grandparents and many cousins at Briar Hills in Virginia. “To be a part of this circle of family and friends gave me an enormous feeling of pride and security,” she said. Addie’s great-grandmother was a first cousin of Ulysses S. Grant, for whom Grant County is named.

Addie Noble spent her early years in Shepherdstown where she attended elementary school. Her family moved to Keyser in 1945. She graduated Keyser High School in 1950, Potomac State College in 1952, and after one year at Mary Baldwin College, graduated West Virginia University, cum laude in 1954, Phi Beta Kappa.

Her freshman year in college, Mrs. Ours met fellow student George Ralph Ours Jr. who on July 10, 1953, would become her beloved and devoted husband for 65 years. They were married by Addie’s father, a minister, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. After graduation, the couple spent two years in Baltimore, Maryland, where Mr. Ours served in the U.S. Army Intelligence at Fort Holabird. They returned to Petersburg in 1956.

On May 1, 2009, Mrs. Ours was belatedly “knighted” as a West Virginia Golden Horseshoe recipient, 63 years after winning the West Virginia History contest in 1946. At that time, gasoline was in such short supply following World War II, that neither Mrs. Ours, nor her fellow KMS Golden Horseshoe Winners, were able to travel to the state capital for the ceremony, which included a ritual tap on the shoulder with a sword.

Mrs. Ours served as a community volunteer in Petersburg for 30 years. She was a member of the Grove Street United Methodist Church, serving as Sunday School Teacher and Chairman on the Board of Trustees. She served as Grant County Chairman and Volunteer Coordinator of the Grant County Interfaith Food Pantry, Grant County Chairman and Volunteer Coordinator of American Red Cross, Co-Chairman and Volunteer Coordinator of Grant Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Secretary of American Field Service, and Chairman and Volunteer Coordinator of the Grant County Library Book Committee. She also served as Cub Scout Troop Leader.

Addie was a charter member and a 30-year participant of the Grant County Arts Council, serving as President and later Historian. In 2000, Addie was appointed by Governor Cecil Underwood to the first of three, three-year terms she served as a member of the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Ours shared an interest in the arts, and contributed to various community improvement projects. In 2007, they became major fund-raisers for the Landes Arts Center in Petersburg, and encouraged others to donate by their matching gift pledge. Years earlier, the W.Va. Governor’s office presented the couple with a Distinguished West Virginian Award, in recognition of their donation of land for the Petersburg Grove Street Extension.

 Addie’s appreciation of the natural world was instilled early, through informal botany lessons on walks with her mother, a biologist by training. Mrs. Ours relished spending time with her husband in the West Virginia woodlands; favorite memories included foraging for morels and watercress, and once happening on a breathtaking multitude of pink lady slippers. The turn of the seasons gave her pleasure, keeping up with her husband’s garden abundance, sighting eagles above the lake from their Mt. Storm cabin, searching for arrowheads, and skiing out west with friends, which they were able to do through their 70s.

Lifelong dreams were realized with travels to Africa, China, Japan, Europe, Mexico, Russia, and across the U.S. The couple loved spending time with their cherished circle of good friends. Mrs. Ours was a devoted mother and enthusiastically embraced the interests of her children—in music, photography, and the arts.

By the time she reached her 60s, Mrs. Ours gave up water skiing; she did not want to risk an injury which would interfere with her favorite sport, golf. A member of the Valley View Ladies Golf Association, Mrs. Ours used an 8-iron to ace the No. 3 hole on July 24th, 2001; she was delighted to follow in her father’s footsteps and join the Hole-In-One-Club. Mrs. Ours also enjoyed a monthly bridge game with friends for decades. With her lifelong love of reading, meeting with her monthly reading group, “The Bookies,” gave her the greatest pleasure. She was known as a supportive friend who enriched the lives of others.                                                                                                                                             She is survived by her daughter Mary Noble Ours, Washington, D.C.; son G. Ralph Ours III and wife Shelley Clucas Ours, Potomac, Md.; daughter Sally Ours Kern and husband Stephen Kern, Takoma Park, Md.; granddaughter Madeleine Ours, Brooklyn, NY; grandsons Grayson Ours, Tyson’s Corner, Va.; Garret and Larkin Kern, Takoma Park, Md.; sister Margaret McLaughlin Grove, Charlottesville, Va.; nephews John George Ours of Petersburg, Peter Shepherd McLaughlin, Tucson, Ariz., David Wallace McLaughlin, Winchester, Va. and John McLaughlin Grove, Needham, Mass.; nieces Jane Ours Bensenhaver, Petersburg; Judy Ours Cooper, Fairmont, W.Va. and Mary Moore Grove, Charlottesville, Va and numerous great and grand nephews and nieces. 

In addition to her husband, who passed away on October 26, 2018, Mrs. Ours was preceded in death by her brother William Lowndes McLaughlin; sisters-in-law, Joann Harman Ours and Nancy Shepherd McLaughlin; brothers-in-law, James Weldon Grove and Jack Ruhr Ours; nephew Jeff Ruhr Ours; and niece Jenny Lee (Ours) Harney.

Mrs. Ours and her family were grateful for the tender loving in-home care provided by her “Angel”, Norma Rader for four and a half years, as well as her more recent circle of caregivers: Lynn Lyons, Rebecca Rohrbaugh, Esther Franz and Beth Riggleman.

A private burial will be held for the family at the Lahmansville Cemetery. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Grant County Library Book Fund or the Landes Arts Center Endowment Fund, c/o Rosanne Glover, Treasurer, P.O. Box 668, Petersburg, WV, 26847. Arrangements by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, W.Va.

Donald Colt Scible Sr. age 95, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Mr. Scible was born February 10, 1925, in Annapolis, Md., and was the son of the late Robert Henry Scible and Nettie Cornelius (Adams) Scible. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Scible was preceded in death by four sisters, Nettie Carr, Patricia Leek, Bessie Swallow and Frances Terry; and two brothers, William F. Scible and infant Robert Henry Scible Jr.

Mr. Scible is survived by two sons, Donald C. Scible II and wife Sherri of Petersburg, and Lawrence E. Scible of Pietown, NM.  Also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.           

Mr. Scible was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Sears Roebuck Company in 1988. 

According to Mr. Scible’s wishes, his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Promise Foundation, c/o Grant Memorial Hospice, 100 Hospital Drive Suite 2, Petersburg, WV  26847.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, W.Va.

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