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Feb. 11, 2010

Dylan Potts, a River High School football standout has signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Akron. Attending the signing were, from left, seated: Dylan’s grandmother Donna ‘Donnie’ Potts, his mother Heather, Dylan, his father Matt, his grandfather Sonny Potts; standing: RHS Principal Dr. Vince Monseau and RHS head football coach Mike Flannery.
Photo Courtesy of the Wetzel Chronicle


Derek-London Dierkes has signed a Letter of Intent  to play football at Bucknell University. Attending the signing were, from left, seated, are Jay Circosta, Monroe Central head football coach and Derek-London; standing are: Derek-London’s parents Misty and Scott Dierkes and his sister McKinzey. 

Local Athletes Sign Letters of Intent with Akron U. & Bucknell 

by Bruce Crawford, Wetzel Chronicle
and Martha Ackerman Beacon General Manager

Local athletes, Dylan Potts and Derek-London Dierkes, have signed letters of intent to play football with prominent colleges.

During a brief ceremony at River High School Feb. 3, RHS multi-sport standout Dylan Potts signed his name on a national letter of intent to continue both his academic and football careers at the University of Akron

Derek-London Dierkes, a 6’3” 195 lb. Monroe Central High School football quarterback, signed a letter of intent to play football at Bucknell University of Lewisburg, Pa.

"It's a relief to have all of this over with now and I can concentrate on working to get stronger and faster," Potts said.

"Dylan had set goals for himself at an early age," said River High Head Football Coach Mike Flannery. “Dylan has worked very hard to get where he is, and I am proud of him. He knows and understands the game well and will learn even more as he moves forward in his career."

Potts verbally committed to Akron last spring for then head coach J.D. Brookhart, but after Akron finished the 2009 season with a dismal 3-9 record a coaching change occurred. Former Notre Dame assistant coach Rob Ianello was hired as its new head coach in December. Even with all  the changes at Akron, neither Potts nor Akron waivered.

While the coaching change didn't affect Potts' decision to play for the Division I University, it will affect his position. After being recruited by their former coaching staff as a quarterback for the spread offense with a slight possibility of shifting positions, the new coaching staff informed Potts early on he'll be shifted to wide receiver and may even get a look as a safety.

"I've never played anything but quarterback, but I am looking forward to it and I think I will enjoy it," Potts admitted. "I just want to get on the field wherever I can."

Potts believes his quarterbacking history will help him a great deal to shift positions.

"The knowledge of running routes, knowing where guys are supposed to be and reading defenses will be a big help," Potts said. "I kind of had an idea that they wouldn't use me as a quarterback, so when I found out officially, I accepted and have been working to get ready to play receiver."

Flannery was quite impressed with the way the Akron coaches have handled Potts. "They were very straight forward with him," Flannery said. "They told him they were going to bring him on campus as a receiver, safety or an athlete. I can't say enough about the Akron staff."

The 6-ft, 195 pounder was a four-year letterman for the Pilots, taking over the starting quarterback duties in the third game of his freshman year.

"We threw him into the fire, we won the game and he was our starting quarterback from that point on," Flannery continued. "He led two very good football teams to the playoffs."

After brilliant sophomore and junior campaigns in which Potts triggered a Pilots' attack, which qualified for the Division VI playoffs, he was injured early in the 2009 season and the Pilots limped to a 2-8 season. However, he  battled back from a shoulder injury and returned to the field for the final five games of the season and completed 91-of-152 passes for 1,100 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran for four scores.

For his career, Potts has thrown for close to 4,000 yards, while, tossing 30 touchdowns and running for 17 more.

Potts is currently a starter for the Pilots' basketball team and will run track in the spring, where he has also excelled. Read more in the Feb. 11 Beacon


Around the Burnside   

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

A lot of the better things in life come to the people who wait on themselves.

Well, Punxatawny Phil tells us we have six more weeks of winter weather. Actually Phil is only correct forty percent of the time. Maybe this year will be one of the sixty percent of the years he misses with his forecast. I wonder what does Channel 9 have? Any better weather? At least Phil brought a heat wave for a day and Channel 7 says four to eight inches of snow is on our way.

I understand there are other Whistle Pigs predicting the weather in addition to the one in PA. The one in Ohio said spring was just around the corner. I sure hope he is correct. OK, you could flip a coin heads or tails and be about as accurate. Me, I’m glad when spring does roll around. I forget what Phil predicted.

I can never get it straight as I forget if the groundhog sees his shadow is it spring around the corner or six more weeks of winter? Seems as though if the sun is shining he would want to stay out and enjoy it. And then again, if the first groundhog out was a female, would this change the weather forecast?

I understand better things are in store. PETA, whatever that stands for, says that Punxatawny Phil should be a robot rather than a live, pampered groundhog. I guess all the fuss causes Phil to have bad dreams and become all shook up having to predict the weather. It ain’t natural they say. I don’t know who comes up with all these things but they should see how the groundhogs get treated in Monroe County.

By the way. Have any of you eaten groundhog? As I recall, a groundhog that had been working in a corn field made rather good eating.

I guess maybe I got a bit carried away last week before I climbed down from the soap box and didn’t get said all I wanted.

When you work with and are around youth you can’t help but think of a lot of good things that have happened over the years. Having a group win the square dancing contest at the state fair, taking a small engine team to a national contest are a couple of these things.

As a teacher there is no way you can pat yourself on the back and say, “Look what I accomplished.” You can only hope you provided the opportunity and had some influence along the line.

January 22 a number of memories were brought back to mind. A boat load of memories. The Skyvue basketball and baseball teams of ’84 and ’85 were honored for their 25th anniversary. Most of them were there. An excellent write up and picture were in the Beacon and Times Leader about the evening.

I will admit I became a basketball nut when I started teaching at Skyvue. I was soon involved in about every way possible. The best thing happened after I retired but I still was involved. A state finalist and final four in basketball and state champs in baseball.

I think many remember the details and how the whole county got behind the team and was the “talk of the town.”

I had started attending the state basketball tournament several years before. I remember thinking how I would like to sit down there in St. John’s Arena and keep score for one of our teams. I never dreamed it would happen twice.

All of the winning and accomplishments of this group of young men, one thing stands out to me above all of this.

I was talking with one of the ushers at the arena as our team came out on the floor. This is what he said, “Your team is the most polite and well behaved team I have ever seen all the years I have been working here.” To me this is as important as winning and tells me what kind of young people they were and are.

I turned on Ohio State the other evening and they were honoring OSU National Champs of 50 years ago. I remembered I drove to the top of the hill back of Malta to hear how they were doing on the radio. OSU nut then.

I’m sure you wanted to know this. There are 700 million pounds of mustard consumed in the US each year. Enough for 67 billion hot dogs.

Time to be happy is now, try church.


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Wetzel County Hospital held an open house Feb. 7 to acquaint the public with the new renovations and expansions to its emergency department. Shown in one of two new trauma/cardiac rooms are Shannon Smith, R.N., operating room supervisor; and George Couch, Chief Executive Officer. Photo by M. Ackerman

Wetzel Hospital Open House

It was more than just Super Bowl Sunday for Wetzel County Hospital when the public was invited for an open house and tours of the expanded and renovated emergency department. “Emergency care in Wetzel, Tyler and Monroe counties will be greatly enhanced with the opening of this major expansion of our emergency department,” said George Couch, Chief Executive Officer. “This is a great day for Wetzel County Hospital, its employees and the citizens of the area.”

Pending West Virginia Fire Marshall and Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification approval, the first phase of the emergency department could be open for business as early as Feb. 16. Couch reported that six beds and all of the primary services of the new emergency department area will be in operation as part of the first phase. Phase two includes the complete renovation of the old emergency department, which will add the final six private treatment rooms.

“The new emergency department has been expanded from 1,750 square feet to 6,300 square feet,” said Marge Knight, R.N. and Chief Nurse for Emergency and Outpatient Services. “It will have its own entrance and large waiting room; reception desk; trauma room; cardiac room; gynecology room; orthopedic/suture room; isolation room; decontamination room; three triage rooms; four treatment rooms; physician office; medication room; clean and soiled utility rooms; private patient bathrooms and coffee bar.

Other features include a family room for counseling or bereavement, large nursing station, upgraded ambulance bay and an office for hospital security staff that is located to  Read more in the Feb. 11 Beacon

Angela C. Nichols, owner of Vortex Bookstore, was welcomed to the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce last week. The store, located at 223 1/2 Oaklawn Avenue in Woodsfield, carries a nice line of used hardback and paperback books for sale as well as X-Box, PlayStation 2 and Wii games for rent. Shown, from left, are Nichols, Ruth Workman and Tom Scott, representing the Chamber.
Photo by Martha Ackerman

Vortex Bookstore Welcomed 

by Martha Ackerman
General Manager/Editor

If you like to read or play video games Vortex Bookstore is the place to visit.

“Books have always been my passion,” said Angela Nichols, owner of Vortex Bookstore, located at 223 1/2 Oaklawn Avenue in Woods-field. “I went to college for 11 years and studied almost everything. I never found a solid fit.”

When the building became available, Nichols had been ill and was not working. She decided to make her dream come true and opened a bookstore. “I can stay in my hometown and do what I love the most,” said Nichols. 

“It’s something new for Woodsfield,” said the bookstore owner. Vortex Bookstore, with its light and airy atmosphere, carries hundreds of hardback and paperback books by such authors as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Peter Straub, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts, Jackie Collins, John Grisham, R.A. Salvatore. Remember comic books? Well, they still make them and you can find some of them at Vortex Bookstore. There is also a selection of children’s books from little hardbacks to Nancy Drew mysteries.

There are books on spirituality, biographies, literary fiction and cookbooks.

Nichols also has books ranging from romance, mystery, fantasy, science fiction and horror. There’s a 75 cent wall where customers will find a variety of  paperback books. She also has a variety of used magazines like Birds & Bloom, Rolling Stones, Forbes and National Geographic.

Nichols carries games for X-Box, PlayStation 2 and Wii for rent and hopes to add more to the selection.

Vortex also carries bookmarks and she has a special treat for children–wiggly wobbly pens and stickers.

If you have hardback and paperback books in good condition, the bookstore owner may be interested in purchasing them.

Nichols invites residents to stop by and see the variety Vortex Bookstore has to offer. Winter hours for the bookstore  is open noon to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday; noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Stop in and check out the Valentine’s sale going on. Phone 740-213-8132 or e-mail minds3eye@hotmail.com



James D. “Jimmy” Scott, 68, 29682 SR 78, Lewisville, died Feb. 4, 2010 at the James Cancer Center, Columbus. He was born Aug. 9, 1941, near Lewis-ville, a son of the late Harmon G. and Thelma Kuhn Scott.

He was a retired coal miner for the Ohio Valley Coal Company #6 Mine, Alledonia, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church near Lewis-ville. He was an avid Cincin-nati Bengals fan and most of all loved his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Vensil Scott, whom he married Nov. 20, 1971; two sons, Duane Scott and his fiancee Stacey Pletcher of Woodsfield, Samuel (Brandie) Scott of Nashport; three daughters, Sara (Mike) Yonak of Woods-field, Pam (Jon) Knowlton of Woodsfield, Ruth (Terry) Valkovic of Lewisville; four brothers, Franklin Scott of Westerville, Richard Scott of Columbus, Gene (Imelda) Scott of Lewisville, Philip Scott of Lewisville; four sisters, Charlene Lenser of Rocky River, Janet Johnson of Croton, Debbie Scott of Johnstown, Nancy (Bob) Williams of Ostrander; 14 grandchildren with another to be born in March; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Scott and Mike Scott; and a sister, Bonnie Scott.

Friends were received Feb. 8 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Funeral liturgy with mass was celebrated Feb. 9, with Rev. Fr. David Gaydosik as celebrant. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery near Lewisville with military services.

Vigil services were held Feb. 8 at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sylvester Catholic Grade School, 119 Wayne St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wattersfuneralhome.com

Hazel W. Decker, 94, Canton, formerly of East Sparta area since 1950, died Feb. 3, 2010. She was born Dec. 2, 1915 at Beallsville, a daughter of the late John and Melissa Bolon Book.

She was a homemaker all her life and enjoyed gardening, canning and quilting. She was a member of the Northwest Church of Christ at Canton.

Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn E. (Donald) Hopkins of Canton, Phyllis E. (Lester) Gauding of Ravenna, Beverly J. (H. Ed) Lones of Magnolia; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Book of Beallsville, Russell (Anna Lee) Book of Massillon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd R. Decker on Feb. 7, 2005; a sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Ira Hendershot; sister-in-law, Bernice Book; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clyde and Eva Decker.

Friends were received Feb. 8 and 9 until time of service at Lebold Funeral Home, Bolivar, with Keith Kull officiating. Burial was in Ft. Laurens Cemetery, Bolivar.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Church of Christ, 3904 38th St. N.W. Canton, OH 44718 or Aultman Hospice Program, 2821 Woodlawn Ave., NW, Canton, OH 44708.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.leboldfuneralhome.com

Catherine Mary Ann King, 96, Woodsfield, died Feb. 5, 2010 at her home. She was born Jan. 14, 1914 in Miltonsburg, a daughter of the late Clem Spangler and Mary Winesdoerffer Spangler.

She was a member of the Laings Church of Christ and worked at J.C. Penney and Sledd Company, both of Wheeling; was former secretary for the Monroe County Co-op and worked with the Monroe County Republican Central Committee.

Surviving are two sons, Dave P. (Hattie Ault) King, Doug (Rebecca Ady) King; five grandchildren, Mary Ann King Campbell, April Dawn King Crum, Deanna King Hall, Savannah Kay King, David R. King; seven great-grandchildren, Michael and Walker Crum, Daniel and Ashley Campbell, Kayley, Billy and Jazlyn Hall; two cousins, Anna Marie Ried, Robert Winesdoerffer; and two nieces, Peggy Bringman and Phyllis Zalenski

Memorial service will be held Feb. 15, at 1 p.m., at the Woodsfield Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, with Mark Tonkery officiating. Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Westview Boys Home, P.O. Box 553, 120 W. Broadway, Hollis, OK 73550.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com

Mildred A. Kocher Fraley, 90, Beallsville, died Feb. 1, 2010 in Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehab Center, Barnesville. She was born Dec. 29, 1919 in Belmont, a daughter of the late Charles R. and Mary Blake Kocher.

She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and Philodendron Twig and was a faithful member of the Grandview Christian Church. She was a pianist at Beallsville Christian Church and the Grandview Christian Church for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Piatt of Uniontown, Robert (Nora) Fraley of Beallsville; two daughters, Ladonna (Ronnie) Moore of Bethesda, Janice (Freddie) Moore of Beallsville; a brother, Gene Kocher; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Fraley; step-mother, Mary Ewing Kocher; two brothers, Clifford and George Kocher; a sister, Betty Caldwell; daughter-in-law, Linda J. Piatt; and a grandson, Paul Moore who died Dec. 29, 1991.

Friends were received Feb. 4 at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where funeral services were held Feb. 5, with George Coffman officiating. Burial followed in Beallsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grandview Christian Church.

Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net.

Alan W. Foehrenbach, 52, Woodsfield, died Feb. 5, 2010. He was born Oct. 20, 1957 in Marietta, a son of Geraldine Miller Foehrenbach of Woodsfield and the late Vernon G. Foehrenbach.

He was employed by the Village of Woodsfield and supervisor for the Monroe Memorial Park. He was a member of the Woodsfield Eagles Lodge #2302 and was formerly employed by the GMN Weatherization Program.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, June Tuttle Foehrenbach of Woodsfield; a son, Scott Foehrenbach of the home; two nephews, Brandon Foehrenbach of Maryland and Drew Tuttle of Mansfield.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Lee Foehrenbach in 2003.

Friends were received Feb. 8 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Feb. 9, with Keith Jones officiating. Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Condolences may be expressed at 

Homer Edward Gauding, 73, SR 255, Sardis, died Feb. 5, 2010 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born Nov. 12, 1936 in Sardis, the oldest son of the late Henry and Reda Thompson Gauding.

He retired from Ohio River Sand and Gravel Company; worked for Ohio Township and farmed his entire life. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #132, the Zion Grange #2442 and Zion United Church of Christ on SR 536.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty Gilmore Gauding; seven children, Raymond (Kathryn) Gauding of Texas, Robert Gauding of Ohio, Reda Hodge of Florida, Ronald (Jean) Gauding of Ohio, Ruth Gauding of Florida, Randy Gauding of California, Rudy (Stephanie) Gauding of Ohio; a brother, Ray (Beverly) Gauding of Sardis; 11 grandchildren, Jessica McCloskey, Reyna Johnson, Sarah Schnider, Gary and Linda Hodge, Nicholas, Aaron, Brianna, Cordell, Paige and Olivia Gauding; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends were received Feb. 9 at Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, where funeral services will be held Feb. 10, with Rev. Glen Shedlock and Rev. Donald Hitchcock officiating. Burial in Zion Memorial Garden, Sardis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com

Roderick D. “Jack” Mar-shall, New Martinsville, died Feb. 6, 2010 at Wetzel County Hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1930 in New Martinsville, a son of the late Virginia Marshall.

He was a retired employee of Ormet and Bayer Corporations. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a 53-year member of the First Baptist Church of New Martins-ville.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Marshall; two sisters, Helen Marshall, Carol Watkins, all of New Martinsville; two sons, Scott Marshall of Houston, Texas, Mark (Jennifer) Marshall of Sardis; three step-children, Bob Lowe of Lebanon, Pa., Craig Lowe of Paden City, W.Va., Becky (Dave) Woodby of Newport; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Brissa Marshall of Sardis; and two step-grandchildren, Chelsea Lowe of Hannibal and Garrett Nunn of Newport.

In addition to h is mother, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Berger Marshall and a brother, Malcolm Marshall.

Friends were received Feb. 8 at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, New Martinsville, and on Feb. 9 until time of funeral service at the First Baptist Church, New Martinsville, with Rev. Don Biram officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or the LeeAnnFoundation.com.

Terril Lee Johnson, 66, Fisher Hill Rd., Clarington, died Feb. 5, 2010 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va. He was born May 21, 1943 in New Martinsville, a son of the late James W. and Rebecca Peterson Johnson.

He was a retired employee of Ormet Corporation and a member of the Church of Christ in Sardis.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Johnson of Clarington; two sons, Terril (Donna) Johnson, Jr. of Clarington, Trampas (Sis) Johnson of Lewisville; three step-sons, Keith (Cristina) Yost of Toccoa, Ga., Larry (Angie) Yost of Kentucky, Greg Yost of Nebraska; two sisters, Karen (Harold) DePofi of Enola, Pa., Sheila Gibson of Pa.; two brothers, Nick and Jimmy Johnson of Clarington; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Lewis of New Martinsville; three sisters, Marie Bowen and Patricia McPeek, both of Sardis, and Phyllis Benson of California.

Friends were received Feb. 8  until time of service at Grisell Funeral Home, Sardis, with Evangelist David Lively officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Clarington.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com

Henry “Hank” Ellis Craig, 74, New Bethlehem, died Jan. 28, 2010 at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1935 in Shawsville, Va., a son of the late Henry and Beula Moses Craig.

He retired from Penn Lines with 45 years of service and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #522 of New Bethlehem and Local 126 IBEW. He was of the Protestant faith.

He was formerly married to Philomena Constable Craig of New Bethlehem.

Surviving are his daughter, Lori (Jack) Shiny of New Bethlehem; three sons, Jim Craig of New Bethlehem, Dwaine (Sally) Craig of Lewisville, Kevin Craig of Columbus; a sister, Ruth (Bob) Yoho of Woodsfield; seven grandchildren, Courtney (Jeremy) Gould of New Bethlehem, Sheena Shirey and her fiancee, Brandon Rapp of New Bethlehem, Brenton Shirey of New Bethlehem, Kyle Craig of Reynoldsville, Jani, Kayla and Lauren Craig of Lewisville; five great-grandchildren, Carson and Jarrett of New Bethlehem, and Austin, Amya and Jayden of Lewisville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kimberly Craig; and one sister.

Friends were received Jan. 30 at Rupert Funeral Home, New Bethlehem, where funeral services were held Jan. 31, with Father Samuel Bungo officiating. Burial followed in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, New Bethlehem.

Online condolences may be sent at

Glenyce K. Gray, 64, 103 1/2 Home Ave., Woodsfield, died Feb. 2, 2010 at her home. She was born July 10, 1945 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late E. Glenn and Kathryn Rhome Standiford.

She was a classroom aide at Monroe Achievement Center, Woodsfield, and was a member of the Nazarene Church, Woodsfield.

Surviving are a daughter, Donna (Robin) Grams of Boyne City, Mich.; a step-daughter, Mary Ann (Harold) Wilson of Moundsville; two step-sons, Wayne (Connie) Gray of Fort Branch, Ind. David Gray of Proctor, W.Va.; a brother, Charles E. Standiford of Slippery Rock, Pa.; a sister, Carolyn Neal of Portland; two grandsons, Caleb and Cordell Grams; four step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar E. “Ed” Gray on Feb. 2, 2008.

Friends were received Feb. 4 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Feb. 5, with Bill Graham and Rick Swiger officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wattersfuneralhome.com

Dorothy Elisabeth “Dottie” Elliott-Hunley, 36, Celina, died Feb. 3, 210 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, after battling stage four brain cancer and 10 ongoing surgeries over a period of three years. She was born May 11, 1973 in Bellaire, the only daughter of Roger and Tona Jo White-Elliott of Woodsfield

Elliott-Hunley,  a former resident of Woodsfield, was licensed in 1991 and worked locally as a cosmetologist while attending Belmont Technical College. In Celina, Dorothy worked as a manager at multiple beauty shops. Later she owned her own salon while pursuing a degree in Education at Wright State University.

In addition to her parents, surviving are her husband of 12 years, Eric Hunley; daughter, Dakota of Celina; a brother, Roger LW (Tammy) Elliott of McLean, Va.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, William L. and Dorothy Ricer-White and paternal grandparents, Vernon “Homie” and Lucille Denbow-Elliott.

Friends will be received Feb. 11, from noon until time of memorial service at 2 p.m. at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Lynn White officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the local Right for Life Charity organization.

Condolences may be expressed at