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January 5, 2021

Gone But Not Forgotten King M. Beckwith, Sr.

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King Morris Beckwith, Sr., age 83, of Moorefield, WV passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
 
Mr. Beckwith was born June 17, 1937 in Petersburg, WV and was a son of the late Winston Beckwith and Luella (Redman) Beckwith.
 
In addition to his parents, Mr. Beckwith was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Staija Beckwith-Hilliard; three sisters and two brothers; 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, CT, Tracy A. Beckwith of Winchester, VA and Steven N. Beckwith of Morgantown, WV; two daughters, Leota Beckwith and Cecilia Beckwith, both of Morgantown, WV; eleven grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Campbell of Keyser, WV and Lola Gaites of Cumberland, MD;  and one brother,  Pastor Calvin Redman, Sr. of Petersburg, WV.
 
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 during the late 80’s.
 
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.

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December 29, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten: James H. Clifford

James H. Clifford Jr., age 87, of Danville passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.

He was born on July 29, 1933 in Welton, West Virginia to the late James and Annabelle (Hackney) Clifford Sr.  James was employed and retired from the United States Postal Service as a Mail Carrier with over 30 years of service.  He was a member of the Jelloway United Methodist Church and was a veteran serving in the United States Army during the Korean War.

James is survived by his wife Bridget Clifford; his sons, Robert Clifford, Daniel Sterns; his daughters, Tawnya Black, Jetti (Jo) Byrd; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and his sisters, Phyllis (Arthur) Grandison and Wanda Clifford.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his son James Clifford; his daughters, Sylvia Harris, Karen Clifford; and his brother Charles Clifford.

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December 28, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten: Ralph Bruce

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Ralph Elwood Bruce, of Westernport, MD, formerly of "C" Street, Keyser, WV, died Monday, November 9, 2020 at UPMC, Western Maryland, Cumberland, MD.

Born on August 30, 1959 in Keyser, WV, he was a son of the late Bernard S. and Clara E. (Clifford) Bruce. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Rev. Bernard William Bruce and his wife Esther; two sisters, Louise Keener and her husband Gregory and Lorraine Selby; his father and mother-in-law, Boyd and Naomi Kile and a brother-in-law, Carlton Davis.

Mr. Bruce was a 1978 graduate of Keyser High School and was employed for over 20 years as a school bus driver with the Mineral County Board of Education. He greatly loved his kids and grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Kimberly A. (Kile) Bruce; his children, Nicole Bruce and fiancée, JR Wolfe of Westernport, Jared Bruce of Keyser, Tristen Bruce of Westernport, Patricia Bruce of Keyser and Joshua Bruce of Keyser; a special niece that he reared, Sharia Hernandez; grandchildren, Kaden, Addison, Carson, Ava, Sage and Matthew; a brother, Tyrone Selby Bruce of Keyser and four sisters, Clara Elaine (Bruce) Davis, Satilphia Bruce, Rhonda Hernandez and Geraldine Selby, all of Keyser; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Interment was in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser, WV.

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December 28, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten: Karen B. Rolls

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Karen B. "Bebe" Rolls, died Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, WV.
Born on October 2, 1949 in Keyser, WV, she was a daughter of the late Lester L. and Freda B. (Clifford) Rolls. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin L. Rolls and her grandparents, Henry and Beatrice (Gilmore) Rolls and Ervin and Ruth (Streets) Clifford.

A 1967 graduate of Keyser High School, she was formerly employed at the Celanese Amcelle Plant and retired from the Westvaco Paper Mill. She was a faithful member of the Janes United Methodist Church in Keyser, where she served as the chair of the administrative council and as a trustee. Karen was very community minded, volunteering her time to the Faith in Action Food Pantry, Burlington United Methodist Family Services with their mailings and the annual Apple Harvest Festival and with the Mineral County Historical Foundation by serving on the Board of Directors. She spent countless hours in painting the rooms when the Carskadon Mansion was being renovated.

Karen also was a life member of both Washington-Smith Unit # 152, American Legion Auxiliary, where she served as treasurer and the Ladies Auxiliary to Nancy Hanks Post # 3518, VFW, Keyser, the Mineral County Democrat Executive Committee, where she was named the Outstanding Mineral County Democrat for 2020 and was an active American Red Cross blood donor. Karen was also an avid Golden Tornado, WVU Mountaineer and Washington Redskins football fan. She had a green thumb and loved gardening and taking care of lawns (hers and others!)

Surviving are two sisters, Kimberly Rolls and Gilda Davis, both of Keyser; a brother, Lester Hollingsworth and wife Rita of Clinton, MD; her sister-in-law, Cynthia Rolls of North Huntingdon, PA; her last surviving aunt, Loretta Clifford of Lorain, OH; a niece, Jada Davis; a young man that she fostered and cared for, Travis Bromley and numerous cousins and friends.

Interment is in the Thorn Rose Cemetery, Keyser.

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November 9, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten: Lucretia (Clifford) Brooks

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Lucretia Warde Brooks enjoyed a loving, graceful and prosperous life for 98 years. God, in His wisdom, called Lucretia home to himself on October 26, 2020.

She was beloved daughter of James Ward and Maude (Payne) Clifford of Clairton, PA and the oldest of their eight children, Moton Clifford, James Ward Clifford Jr, Ernest Clifford, Phillip Clifford Sr, Lois Clifford, Esther Jones, Melva Jean Perry, all of whom preceded her in death. Most of Lucretia’s adult life was spent in Clairton, where she resided with her loving husband Jesse Lee Brooks Sr, who preceded her in death.

A Clairton graduate blessed with eight children over the years, Lucretia enjoyed her time serving others whether at her former Clairton church First AME where she sang in the choir or the years of community service at Living Waters International or volunteering at the polls and political events. She served as a substitute teacher in the public school system for many years, and during the war, she worked in the US Steel Mill. In her personal life, Lucretia was an Eastern Star who loved to sing, was a great cook, and enjoyed inspirational writing. She was an inspiration for all of the young women of the church and her community.

Lucretia died at home from natural causes and is survived by her five sons, Roy Lee Hamlin Jr, Jesse Lee Brooks Jr, (Patricia), Derek Stephen Brooks (Katie), Ward Anthony Brooks, Craig Alan Brooks Sr (Victoria); two daughters; Joanne Nadine Blackwell, Linda Teresa Hudson (Anthony) (daughter Crystal Gaye Brooks preceded her in death). She leaves to cherish her memory a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends and associates.

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November 9, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten: Kevin L. Rolls

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Kevin L. Rolls, 67, of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. He was born July 18, 1953, in Keyser, W.Va., a son of the late Lester and Freda Clifford Rolls. Kevin was a 1971 graduate of Keyser High School, where he was the state wrestling champion in his senior year. He was inducted into Keyser High School Football Hall of Fame in 1969. He was a 1974 graduate of Potomac State College, 1976 graduate of WVU and a graduate of WCCC Culinary School, where he graduated with honors. Prior to his retirement, Kevin was employed by SCI in Greensburg. He was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church where he was a part of the choir, SPRC, church council, vacation Bible school staff, family ministries, prayer ministry and adult Sunday school teacher. He is survived by his beloved wife, Cindy Schwertfeger Rolls; brother, Lester Hollingsworth (Rita); two sisters, Kimberly R. and Karen B. Rolls; and a host of family and friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Circleville United Methodist Church or the Burlington United Methodist Church Family Services. 539 New Creek Highway, Keyser, WV 26727. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on Nov. 3, 2020.

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July 19, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten: Ty Kerria Dawson

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On June 27, 2020, God gained an angel, Ty Kerria Katherine “Tootie” Lee Dawson, 17, of Hagerstown, MD.
Ty Kerria Katherine Lee Dawson was born, June 28, 2002 at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD, to Tona Lee Dawson and Barbara Lynn Lee.

Ty Kerria, “Tootie,” recently graduated from Antietam Academy, where she was awarded a scholarship and was planning to attend Hagerstown Community College in the fall for criminal justice.

Tootie was so full of life and had a smile that could light up a room. She loved music, the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing with her nieces and nephews, dancing and playing basketball.

Ty Kerria is survived by her mother, Tona Dawson and fiancé, Samuel Williams, of Moorefield, WV; brother, Michael Lee of Hagerstown; four sisters, Michele Lee of Hagerstown, Ta’keshia Clay of Cumberland, MD, Tiesha Dawson of Keyser, WV and Taylor Dawson of Keyser; maternal grandparents, Leslie Dawson of Keyser, Robert Redman and Yvonne Redman of Keyser; great-grandfather, Lester Clifford of Piedmont, WV; godsisters, Danielle Myers of Hagerstown, Jasmine Rideout of Hagerstown, and Leslie Clifford of El Paso, TX; godbrother, Benjamin Avery of Keyser; mommy, Barbara Lynn Lee of Hagerstown; maternal grandmother, Nina Harris of Hagerstown; maternal grandfather, Tim Dawson of Keyser; uncle, Brandon Clifford; and brother-in-law, Myren Battle of Cumberland.

Services were held Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home with Pastor Betty Jones officiating. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, MD.

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June 20, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten: Brian Price

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Brian Price, 54 of Keyser, WV went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2020. He was born on Sept 28, 1965 in Keyser and is the son of Frederick H. Washington Sr. and Beverly Price Washington. He was preceded in death by his brothers Frederick "Bub" Washington Jr. and Todd Hartford Muse.

Brian was a member of Waldon United Methodist Church in Piedmont, WV and was a graduate of Keyser High School. He enjoyed fishing and rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Besides his parents he is survived by his children Jessica Taylor and husband Aaron of Keyser, Christopher Robinette of Morgantown, Trae Davis and wife Lexy of Keyser, Jurnee Price of Barton, MD Jaiden Price of Keyser and Michael Hedrick. He is also survived by his brothers Rodney Twyman and wife Michelle of Carpendale, WV, Chanse Twyman and wife Stephanie of Manassas, VA, Brandon Price Martinsburg, WV, Todd Washington of Keyser and Steve Meade of Altoona, PA. and sisters; Brittany Price of Keyser, India Simms of Hardford, CT and Tina Pearsall and husband Derwin of Sterling, VA, and five grandchildren, also his special friends Eric Lannon and David McGreevy.

On June 22, 2020, family and Friends were received at Potomac Memorial Gardens for a grave side service officiated by Rev. Darnell Allen.

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April 8, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten: Brandi Stewart

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Brandi Andrea Stewart age 44, passed peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2020 after a lengthy illness. Brandi was born on November 17, 1975 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Leslie "Woody" and Traudie Stewart.

She graduated from Burkburnett High School in 1993 and Midwestern State University in 1999. Brandi previously worked with troubled youth both in Wichita Falls and Fort Worth, Texas.

Brandi is survived by: her parents; Leslie and Traudie Stewart, one sister; Rena Stewart-Bracks, her niece; Zoey Stewart and a host of other relatives. Brandi's "Special Love" was her beloved dog "Boss".

Brandi was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents; Ernest and Mary Stewart, her maternal grandparents; Hardy and Serena Cofield and her aunt; Mary Parker.

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February 3, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten: Naomi (Cole) Hughes

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Naomi Elizabeth Hughes, residing in Altadena, California died peacefully in her sleep on January 25, 2020. Naomi had lived in Chester County for most of her life and worked at The Glen Mills School for 39 years. On February 20, 1931 she was born in Moorefield, West Virginia to parents Christine and Angus Cole, their second eldest daughter of five girls and five boys. She married Daniel Lee Hughes in 1952. She is survived by her sister Esther, brother, James and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held February 22, 2020 at the Star of Bethlehem U.A.M.E Church in West Grove, Pennsylvania, where Naomi was a longtime parishioner.

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