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King Morris Beckwith Sr., 83, of Moorefield, W.Va., passed away Thursday,  Dec. 31, 2020, at Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Born June 17, 1937, in Petersburg, W.Va., he was a son of the late Winston Beckwith and Luella (Redman) Beckwith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Staija Beckwith-Hilliard; three sisters and two brothers; and one sister-in-law, Hazel Redman.                  
King is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Barbara Ann (Redman) Beckwith; three sons, King M. Beckwith Jr. of Bridgeport, Conn., Tracy A. Beckwith of Winchester, Va. and Steven N. Beckwith of Morgantown; two daughters, Leota Beckwith and Cecilia Beckwith, both of Morgantown; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Campbell of Keyser, W.Va. and Lola Gaites of Cumberland, Md.;  and one brother,  Pastor Calvin Redman Sr. of Petersburg.
King was a dedicated truck driver and began his career at the age of 16.  He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Petersburg. He was a city police officer in Petersburg in the late ‘80s.
Funeral services are today (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Petersburg, with Pastor Calvin S. Redman Sr. officiating.  Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service.
Please be prepared to adhere to all CDC guidelines including face coverings and social distancing.
Those who wish to remember King in a special way, may make gifts in his memory to the Beckwith family, c/o Barbara A. Beckwith, 328 Spring Avenue, Moorefield, WV 26836.
Arrangements are by Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaef ferfuneralhome.com.
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On Dec. 27, 2020, God, in His infinite wisdom, called our beloved Jane Ardena (Gilmore) Redman Johnson, who was affectionately known to her children as “Mom and Mommy” and to her grandchildren as “Granny”.
Jane was born on Nov. 5, 1931, to her loving parents, the late Mervin and Freda Gilmore. She was a native of Petersburg, W.Va., where she attended Petersburg public schools.  In later years, she received her cosmetology license, as well as a certificate in microbiotic cooking to assist cancer patients.
Jane was a faithful servant of God and a member of Zion Apostolic Christian Memorial Temple in Petersburg, Va. The late Bishop Samuel Wright Sr., was her pastor. Jane served on and in various committees and ministries, which included the Pastor’s Aide Ministry, the Usher Ministry, the Senior Choir and Women’s Choir (she wrote solo songs to sing in the choir and songs for the choirs to sing), and Christian Education, where she also wrote Christmas plays, skits and poetry.  Lady Jane Redman Johnson, as she was known at Zion Apostolic Christian Memorial Temple, had a heart full of love and compassion for helping anyone in need. She served and attended Zion faithfully until her health began to decline.
Along with her parents, Jane was preceded in death by four sisters, Viola Redman (James) of Petersburg, W.Va., Arbrela Crites (Lester) of Petersburg, W.Va., Hosanna Barnes (Robert) of Rochester, N.Y. and Doris Walker (Lewis) of Winchester, Va.; and one brother, Henry Caryle Gilmore of Petersburg, W.Va.
Jane leaves to cherish her memory five children, Charles Gilmore Sr. (Irene) of Phoenix, Ariz., Sharon Crockett (Raymond) of Petersburg, W.Va., Joyce Riley (Alvin) of Roanoke, Va., Andrew Redman (Barbara) of Norfolk, Va. and Mark Redman (Kimberly) of Petersburg, W.Va.; one sister, Nellie Redman of Fisher, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren, Gary Gilmore, Patricia Gilmore, Andrea Jackson, Charles Gilmore Jr., Shan Gilmore, Pamela McElroy, Andre Redman, Andrea Howell, Cynthia Jernigan, Andrew Redman Jr., Travis Redman and Samirah White; three devoted grandchildren, Nannette Taylor, Kymberly Scott and Kya Taylor; 25 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; along with a host of other relatives and friends, among them Lillie Wilson, Marcella Macklin and Kathleen Ampy.
A graveside services were Saturday morning  at Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, W.Va.
Arrangements by the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneral home.com.            (1-5-21)

Martha Viola Moyers, 94, of Petersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Petersburg.
Born March 21, 1926, in Landes, she was the daughter of the late Harley Russel and Verlie (Alt) Sites. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Oliver Moyers; one brother, Walter Sites; one sister, Delsie Sites; and one grandson.
Mrs. Moyers attended school on Middle Moutnain and had worked at Sites Restaurant, the former Windsor Knit Sewing Factory, Petersburg and retired as a mail carrier from the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the Bethel Church, Landes, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the PVFC Women’s Auxiliary, CEOS in Grant County and she was a Grant County Belle in 1997 at the W.Va. State Folk Festival. She served on the Silver Haired Legislature and served as a delegate to the annual Brethren Church conference.
She is survived by three daughters, Shirley Bergdoll of Arthur and  Shelby Borror and Treva Black, both of Petersburg; one son, John Moyers of Maysville; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m., at the Alt-Sites Cemetery, Petersburg. Due to Covid-19 and out of respect for others, we require face coverings to be worn and to maintain social distancing at all times.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International or to Christians United for Israel.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.           (1-5-21)

Osceola McClure “Smitty” Alt, 70, of Petersburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, at his home.
Born July 25, 1950, in Cumberland, Md., he was a son of the late Lowell E. Alt Sr. and Elizabeth Wilson McDonald (Smith) Alt.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Wilson “Betsy” Alt.
Smitty graduated from Petersburg High School Class of 1968. He also graduated from Potomac State College and West Virginia University. He continued the family business, Alt’s Furniture Store in Petersburg. He served on the Petersburg City Council.
He is survived by three brothers, Lowell E. Alt Jr. and wife Dottie of Mesquite, Nev., Malcolm M. Alt of San Cristobal, Mexico and Wilson M. Alt of South Carolina; two nieces, two nephews, one great-niece and one great-nephew.
A graveside service was Sunday afternoon at Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg with the Rev. Daniel Warntz officiating.
Those who wish to remember Smitty in a special way, may make memorial gifts to the Petersburg High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Terri Mongold, 89 Riverview Drive, Petersburg, WV 26847.
Arrangements were by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.            (1-5-21)

Donald “Wayne” Mick, 69, of Cabins, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Mon Health Medical Center, Morgantown.
Born Dec. 12, 1951, in Riverton, he was the son of the late Donald Gerry and Nellie May (Hinkle) Mick. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Delton and Robert Bennett.
Mr. Mick attended school in Riverton and worked at Allegheny Wood Products and Allegheny Farms for Joe Harper.
He is survived by three sisters, Rebecca George of Upper Tract and Brenda Mallow and Sharon Bogan, both of Riverton; and one brother, Jean Bennett of Riverton.
In honoring his wishes, his body has been cremated and a memorial service and committal of ashes will be held at a later date.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.            (1-5-21)

Leonard Eugene “Tater” Brennan II, 29, of Dorcas, W.Va., passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Born Dec. 11, 1991, he was the son of Leonard Eugene and Brenda Lee (Ours) Brennan.  
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Noah and Lydia Brennan; one uncle, Noah Brennan Jr.; and grandfather, Galen J. Ours.
Leonard graduated from Petersburg High School.  He worked for American Woodmark, Moorefield, W.Va. He was a member of Rough Run Church and a member of the Dorcas Ruritan Club.
He is survived by his parents Leonard and Brenda Brennan; one sister, Brenna Marie Brennan; grandmother, Arvella R Ours; uncles George (Cameo) of Oklahoma, Michael (Amy) of Lahmansville, John (Sharon) of Petersburg, Russell (Cindy) of Petersburg and Greg (Tonya) of Moorefield; aunts, Maxine Turner (Norman) of Petersburg, Bobbi Schell of Fredericksburg, Va., Linda Mallow (Eston) of Cabins, Marlene Martin of Dorcas, Darlene Brooks (Leroy) of Maysville, Barbara Mongold (Randy) of Arthur, Bernice Hedrick (Gary), Sandra Thorne (Jeffrey), Gale Vance (Allen) and Teresa Sullivan (Jeff), all of Petersburg;  and several cousins.
Leonard will be deeply missed as he had a huge heart for family and God.  He touched the lives of many,  always had a smile and told his family he loved them every day.
Graveside services were Saturday afternoon at the Ours Family Cemetery, Rough Run, with the Pastor Randy D. Mongold officiating.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Those who wish to remember Leonard in a special way, may make memorials to the Rough Run Church, 10 Martins Farm Rd., Dorcas, WV 26847.
Arrangements were by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneral home.com.            (1-5-21)

Helen Maxine (Wimer) Fritzman, 92, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at her home.
Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Gans, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Pearly Clarence Wimer and Anna Rachel (Romesburg) Wimer.
In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Henry Fritzman; an infant daughter, Bonnie Joe Fritzman; five sisters, Gladys Hall, Evelyn Ganoe, Pauline Kiger, Bernice Halterman and Mabel Oates; and one brother, Joe Wimer.  Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, John H. Fritzman Jr.; two sons, John Scott Fritzman of Chesapeake, Va. and James Edward Fritzman of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Fritzman Boggs and husband Chuck of Petersburg and Linda Sue Fritzman Jones of Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Helen attended the Living Hope Baptist Church, Petersburg.
A celebration of life service will be scheduled at a later date.
Those who wish to remember Helen in a special way, may make gifts in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice Promise Foundation, c/o Grant Memorial Hospice, 100 Hospital Drive, Suite 2, Petersburg, WV 26847.             
Arrangements are by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be made at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.            (1-5-21)

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