Obituaries

Wilma DeMoss Drainer

It is with a heavy heart that our family is announcing the passing of our angel Wilma DeMoss Drainer on December 25, 2019. She was born February 7, 1925 in Grafton, located in the great state of West Virginia.... more

Stephen G. Swank

Stephen G. Swank, 72, of Reedsville entered into eternal rest from his home on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, with family by his side. He was born in Morgantown, WV, on December 12, 1947, the only son of Robert Meade and Carrie Leona (Goldsmith) Swank, both now deceased.... more

Ronald J. Simons

Ronald J. Simons, 92, of Grafton, WV died December 24, 2019. He was born on October 3, 1927 in Alleghany County, MD to the late Earl and Caroline Friend Simons.... more

Joan Etta Newlon

Joan Etta Newlon, 79, of Grafton passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Grafton City Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born August 24, 1940 in Grafton, the daughter of the late Thomas B. and Margaret Dougherty Jenkins, Sr. Joan graduated from St. Augustine Catholic High School, Class of 1956 and worked at Grafton City Hospital for several years in housekeeping. She enjoyed being with her loving family and many friends at the Senior Center, and was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church.... more

David Lee Donne

David Lee Donne, age 70, of Clay Street, Salem, VA, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem, VA. He was born February 12, 1950 in Baltimore, MD. Parents William “Bill” and Dorothy Paugh preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Iris Lee Ridenour and half-sister, Charlene Paugh.... more

Roy Maxie “Sparky” Rutherford

Roy Maxie “Sparky” Rutherford, age 86, of White Oaks Assisted Living in Bridgeport, WV (formerly of Crites Road, Grafton, WV), passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. He was born April 6, 1933 in Grafton, WV, a son of the late James Carl and Hazel Verl (Wiseman) Rutherford. ... more

Saundra Rae McDowell Foley

Saundra Rae McDowell Foley, 74, of Grafton passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, at Taylor Health Care Center. She was born August 28, 1945, in Evansville, Ind. a daughter of the late Frank and Glenna Abshire McDowell. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Michael “Mickey” Foley April 4, 2015.... more

Jo (Jenkins) Hill Harman

Jo (Jenkins) Hill Harman was born on July 1st, 1928 in Charleston, WV and moved to Grafton in 1960. She was preceded in death by her mother, Katherine Jenkins, father, Arnold Jenkins, and brother, Robert Jenkins, all of Charleston, WV. ... more