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, Madeline A.,

70, Oakland.


, Charles, 76,

Terra Alta, W.Va.


, Thomas M.

Sr., 72, Crellin.


, Mary J., 92,

Tecumseh, Mich.


, Grady

W., 90, Grantsville.


, Roy O. Sr., 92,

Mtn. Lake Park.


, Bernadette,

88, Elk Garden, W.Va.


, Ralph

T., 91, Austintown, Ohio.


, Dora E., 70,

Mt. Storm, W.Va.


, Carole G., 81,

Citrus Springs, Fla.


, Bennett D., 79,



, Leon S., 72,



, Rober t T., 73,



, Wilma L., 80,



, Doris L., 77,



, Wanda,

91, North Lima, Ohio.


, Lucille M., 89,


Grady Wesley Forrest-

er, 90, Grantsville,

died on Thursday,

April 2, 2015, at the

Goodwill Menno-

nite Nursing Home, Grants-


Born June 29, 1924, in

Hickman County, Tenn., he

was a son of the late Hick-

man Forrester and Mattie

(Breece) Forrester.

He wa s p r e c eded i n

death by his wife, Margaret

Meadows Forrester; a grand-

daughter, Shannon Anne

Forrester; two brothers, Wil-

liam Forrester and Dennis

Wagner Forrester; and six

sisters, Eula Nash, Lois Wa-

ters, Hallie Nash, Lucille

Petty, Bernice Greener, and

Audrey Mozine Atkinson.

He grew up in Hickman

County, where he worked

on the family farm and in his

father’s sawmill. He moved

to Middle River in 1942 to

work at the Glenn L. Martin

Co., building aircraft. He

married in 1943, and was

drafted into the Navy; he

served during the last year

of World War II.

Upon his honorable dis-

charge from military ser-

vice, he and his family relo-

cated back to Middle River

in 1946. During the next

15 years, he worked at the

Fisher Body plant in Balti-

more, the Owens Yacht Co.

in Dundalk, and the Glenn

L. Martin Co. in Middle


In 1961, after being laid

off, he found employment

as an aircraft mechanic

and hydraulics specialist at

the Boeing Vertol plant in

Ridley Park, Pa., where he

helped build and retrofit

Chinook helicopters.

He and his wife relocated

to Springfield, Pa., in 1967.

He retired from Boeing Ver-

tol in 1990, and moved to

the Goodwill Mennonite

Retirement Community in


At the time of his death,

he was a resident in the

Goodwill Mennonite Nurs-

ing Home.

When able, Mr. For-

rester attended St. Paul’s

United Methodist Church

in Grantsville. He was very

active in Bible study, evening

programs, religious services,

and supply preaching at the

nursing home.

He and his late wife

dedicated much of their

adult lives to working in

two church Sunday school

programs. In fact, together

they spent over 50 years as

Sunday school teachers at

Middle River Baptist Church

and Springfield Baptist

Church. For 39 years, he and

his wife were generous fi-

nancial contributors to both

Springfield Baptist Church

and the Grantville United

Methodist charge.

Surviving are his twin

sons, Rev. Dr. Dona l d

Forrester and wife Anne,

Mtn. Lake Park, and Col.

Ronald Forrester and wife

Dianna, Middletown; one

granddaughter, Lisa For-

rester Hager, Elsmere, Ky.;

one grandson, Brian Wesley

Forrester, Middletown; two

great-granddaughters, Sadie

Hager and Lila Hager, both

of Elsmere; two sisters, Sue

Beech, Louisville, Ky., and

Louise Howell, Centerville,

Tenn.; and numerous neph-


Charles Dunson, 76,

Terra Alta, W.Va.,

died Thursday April

2, 2015, at home sur-

rounded by family.

A son of the late Rev. W.

C. and Elva Hurst Dunson,

he was born Aug. 5, 1938, in

Terra Alta.

He was a member of

Trinity United Methodist


He graduated from Ter-

ra Alta High School in the

class of 1956.

He served in the U.S. Air

Force, and was a member of

Moose Lodge #1395, F.O.E.

#2391 and M.H.H.B.

He is survived by his wife

of 54 years, Ann Dunson;

three daughters, Cris Ter-

rant, Terra Alta, Valeri Har-

ris, Central City, Ky., and

Ellie McFarland, Terra Alta;

five grandchildren; two great

grandsons; and two broth-

ers, Edwin Dunson, Valley

Point, W.Va., and Danny

Dunson, New Castle, Del.

In addition to his parents,

he was preceded in death

by siblings Erriga Spiker,

Neva Lynn Buchanan, Lov-

erah Johnson, William Carl

Dunson, and Rose Nordeck

Minor; and a great-grand-


Family and friends were

received at Arthur H. Wright

Funeral Home, Terra Alta,

where services were held on

Tuesday, April 7, with Pas-

tor Eric Beeman officiating.

Burial was in the Terra Alta


Bernadette “Bernie” Hot-

tle, 88, Elk Garden, W.Va.,

died Sunday, April 5, 2015,

at Garrett County Memorial

Hospital in Oakland.

She was born on June

21, 1926, in Elk Garden, a

daughter of the late John

Joseph and Margaret E.

(Hickey) Droppleman.

She was a cook for 18

years at the Elk Garden


She is survived by her

husband of 67 years, Ken-

neth “Babe” Hottle; four

daughters, Margaret Day,

Grantsville, and Jane Stew-

art, Rita Braithwaite, and

Tammy Gillaspie, all of Elk

Garden; eight grandchildren;

five great-grandchildren; one

great-great-grandson; and a

sister, Peg Kalbaugh.

In addition to her parents,

she was preceded in death

by five brothers, Paul, Pete,

Mike, Bill, and Jim Dropple-

man; and three sisters, Ma-

Donna Sticher, Mary Sher-

wood, and Norma Dropple-


Friends were received at

the C & S Fredlock Funeral

Home, Kitzmiller.

A funeral service was

held in the funeral home to-

day, Thursday, April 9, with

Father William K. Matheny

Jr. officiating.

Interment was in the Kal-

baugh Cemetery, Elk Gar-


Wanda Thompson, 91,

passed away quietly on April

6, 2015, in the presence of

her loving family at the As-

sumption Village Nursing

Home, North Lima, Ohio.

Wanda was born Wan-

da Mae Paugh on May 14,

1923, in Dobson. She was

raised by her grandparents

and her father Charles after

her mother’s death when

Wanda was a young baby.

In those early years, she

worked on her family farm.

She met her husband, Paul

Moore, and they were mar-

ried in 1938.

She and her husband op-

erated a small family farm

in Deer Park. They moved

to Youngstown, Ohio, with

their two sons, Roy and Paul

(Eugene) in 1954. Wanda

became employed with Cub-

bison Company just days

after her arrival in Ohio, and

worked there for 35 years,

until her retirement in 1989.

Wanda enjoyed her retire-

ment by caring for her great-

grandchildren for many

years. She said that running

after small children kept her

young. She considered tak-

ing care of her family and

other loved ones as her life’s

greatest accomplishment.

She loved good food,

spending time with her fam-

ily, socializing, and playing

cards with friends. She was a

gentle soul who had a beau-

tiful smile that could light up

a room. Friends and family

described Wanda as a saint,

in that she put others’ needs

in front of her own.

Wanda was preceded

in death by her parents,

Charles and Virginia Paugh;

he r husband Pau l ; he r

daughter Reta; and her son,

Roy. She was also preceded

in death by her second hus-

band, Clayton Thompson,

and long-time companion,

Bill Leombruno.

She leaves her son, Paul

(and Barbara) Moore, and

d a u g h t e r - i n - l aw Joyc e

Moore; her grandchildren,

Sherry (and Randy) Lillo,

Denise (and Chris) Osikie-

wicz, Paul (and Shelly)

Moore, Christine (and John)

Kiddon and Paul Jr. (and

Heather) Moore; and her

precious great-grandchil-

dren, Tyler Lillo, Hailee

Kiddon, Brea Moore, Steven

Burnham, Sara Moore, and

Clayton Moore, who lov-

ingly called her “Nanny”;

and two brothers, Harold

(and Sharon) Paugh and

Willard (and Patty) Paugh,

all of Deer Park.

The family is extremely


Mary Jane Croston, 92,

Tecumseh, Mich., former-

ly of River Rouge, Mich.,

passed away Saturday, April

4, 2015, at Provincial House,

Adrian, Mich.

She was born Jan. 6,

1923, in Oakland to Ona

and Grashia (Collins) Bol-


On July 19, 1941, she

married Sandford E. Cros-

ton in Napoleon, Ohio, and

he preceded her in death in

1992, having been blessed

with 51 years together.

At a young age, Mary

Jane worked in boarding

houses, cooking and clean-

ing. Throughout her life, she

practiced the Golden Rule,

and was deeply loved for her

kindness to all.

Mary Jane was known

for her green thumb, which

produced beautiful rose gar-

dens, and for Sunday sup-

pers of chicken and the pie

of the week.

She was a member of

St. Matthew’s Episcopal

Church in Oakland.

She is survived by her

daughter, Vivian “Toodles”

(and Robert) Sayger, Tecum-

seh; a sister, Adeline Low-

dermilk, Oakland; grand-

children Robert (and Jen-

nifer) Sayger III, Michael

(and Lisa) Sayger, John (and

Jody) Croston, and Susan

(and David) McDonald;

great-grandchildren Jaclyn

and Michelle Sayger and

Harmony McDonald; and

many nieces, nephews, and

cousins throughout the Unit-

ed States.

In addition to her hus-

band, she was preceded in

death by her loving son,

Richard Croston; and sib-

lings Alphonso Barello,

Marguerite King, and Bea-

trice DeWitt.

Funeral ser vices will

take place at 11 a.m. on

Friday, April 10, at Stemple

Lucille Marie Tuel, 89,

Oakland, formerly of Lees-

burg, Fla., passed away on

March 31, 2015, after a long


She was born on Oct.

25, 1925.

She was preceded in

death by her parents, Dr.

Hans West and Ber nice


She was also preceded in

death by her husband of 56

years, David Tuel.

She is survived by her

two sons, Pete Tuel and Dr.

David Tuel; as well as two

grandsons, Dr. Wes Tuel

and Dr. Alex Tuel, both

from Morgantown; and five


She was a child of the

Depression era, and grew

up in Sistersville, W.Va. She

met her husband there in

1942 and lived through his

service with the 101st Air-

borne Paratroopers during

World War II.

She was a devoted wife

and mother, but still had

time to finish her college

studies in art, French and

English at West Virginia

University, and then be-

came a part-time school


She loved her family, and

was a student of life with

strong interest in science,

astronomy, geology, and

the arts.

Lucille will be missed

by her loving family and

all who had the honor to

make her acquaintance. She

enjoyed and respected life

and was an inspirational

soul to all.

A private family cere-

mony to celebrate her life

will be held at a later time.

She will be taken to Florida

to join her husband at the

Florida National Cemetery.

The Newman Fune r -

al Home, Oakland, is in

charge of her arrangements.

In lieu of flowers and

cards, donations can be

made in her memory to the

Garrett County Memorial

Hospital Foundation, 251

N. Fourth St., Oakland,

MD 21550.


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Bennett Dale Paugh, 79,

McHenr y, passed

away on Fr i day,

April 3, 2015, at

Garrett County Me-

morial Hospital, Oakland.

The only child of Bennett

Morrow Paugh and Anna

Maude (Har vey) Paugh,

Dale, as he was known to

all, was born in Garrett

County on Feb. 10, 1936.

He was also preceded in

death by his beloved niec-

es, Michele Eggleston and

Jayne Savage Foraker; sister-

in-law Agnes Savage; and

brother-in-law Roy Glotfelty.

Dale, a lifelong resident

of Garrett County, gradu-

ated from Northern High

School in 1954, and then

proudly served his country

for 10 years in the Air Force

Reserve at Andrews AFB

as an aircraft flightline me-


He and his father Bennett

were in business together for

30 years operating service

stations in McHenry and


Upon selling the busi-

nesses, Dale worked in sales

for 25 years at Beachy Lum-

ber and O.C. Cluss, and then

for an additional four years,

provided cost estimation and

computer support for Jeff

Gosnell, builder.

He gave generously of his

time and expertise to help

friends and his church with

website design and mainte-


Active in community

affairs and an avid sports-

man, Dale was a founding

member of the McHenry

Lions Club and served as its


He served in the Deep

Creek Volunteer Fire Com-

pany for eight years, includ-

ing three years as assistant

chief and one year as chief.

Dale was an active mem-

ber of the McHenry United

Methodist Church for over

60 years, and had served as

its chairman of trustees.

His love of the outdoors

and his devotion to the sport

of archery earned him the

title of Maryland State Ar-

chery Champion in addition

to winning numerous oth-

er trophies, and he passed

on his talent by instructing

many young students.

Dale also had a passion

for shotgunning, and par-

ticularly enjoyed sporting


Dale served as a Mary-

land State Hunting Safety

instructor for scores of new


All those who had the

privilege to know Dale were

profoundly saddened by the

loss of this kind and giv-

ing soul and beloved friend.

Dale led a quiet but exem-

plary life of meaning and

service to others. His incom-

parable grace, humanity, and

compassion endeared him

to all.

For 57 years, he was the

devoted and beloved hus-

band of Shelby Jean (Sav-

age) Paugh, the love of his


Dale leaves loving memo-

ries to be cherished by his

wife, Shelby Jean; brothers-

in-law Harold “Bud” Savage,

Bear, Del., and Junior Rob-

erts, Elkins, W.Va.; sisters-

in-law Betty Lou Roberts,

Elkins, and Lucille Glotfelty,

Robert Thomas “Tuck”

Rice, 73, Oakland, died

Wednesday, April 1, 2015,

at Oakland Nursing & Reha-

bilitation Center, Oakland.

Born Aug. 10, 1941, in

Oakland, he was a son of

the late Harry E. and Marie

(Zimmerman) Rice.

He was also preceded in

death by a brother, Stewart

E. Rice; and two sisters,

Rose Marie Foley and Claire

E. Dressman.

Tuck was a truck driver

by profession.

He is survived by his wife

of 18 years, Mildred C. (Da-

vis) Rice; a son, Robert D.

Rice, Oakland; a daughter,

Donna L. Rice, Cumber-

land; a brother, Francis J.

Rice, Morgantown, W.Va.;

and three grandchildren,

Duane Rice, Brittany Harr,

and Jeremy Harr.

Friends were received at

the Newman Funeral Home,


Ser vices were held in

the funeral home chapel on

Monday, April 6, with Pas-

tor Barbara Rexrode offici-

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grateful for the care and

kindness she received from

the staff at the Assumption

Nursing Home and Hospice

of the Valley.

Friends will be received at

the Newman Funeral Home,

Oakland, on Friday, April

10, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Services will be conduct-

ed in the funeral home cha-

pel on Saturday, April 11, at

10 a.m.

Interment will be in the

Garrett County Memorial

Gardens, Oakland.

The family will host a

reception after Wanda’s ser-


Expressions of sympathy

may be directed to Hospice

of the Valley, 5190 Market

Street, Youngstown, OH


Condolences may be sent

to her family at



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ews and nieces.

Friends were received at

the Newman Funeral Home,


Funeral services were

held at St. Matthew’s Epis-

copal Church, Oakland, on

Tuesday, April 7, with the

Rev. Dr. Chip Lee officiat-


Interment was in the

Oakland Cemetery.

The family requests that

expressions of sympathy

and/or memorial donations

be made to the G. Wesley

and Margaret M. Forrest-

er Education Scholarship,

Frostburg State University

Foundation Inc., 101 Brad-

dock Road, Frostburg, MD



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McHenry; a niece, Linda

Wengerd; four nephews, Al-

len and Randall Glotfelty,

Gary Savage, and Dwayne

Roberts; as well as count-

less friends and shooting


Friends were received at

Newman Funeral Home,


Services were conduct-

ed at the McHenry United

Methodist Church on Tues-

day, April 7, with Pastor

Jonathan Moon and Pastor

Carl Fike officiating.

Interment was in Garrett

County Memorial Gardens,


Expressions of sympathy

may be directed to the Deep

Creek Volunteer Fire Com-

pany; or to the McHenry

United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be left

for his family at


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& Forman Funeral Home in

Philippi, W.Va., with Rev.

Jay Mayle officiating.

Burial will follow at

Welch Cemetery in Philippi.

Visitation will be held

at the funeral home today,

Thursday, April 9, from 4

to 8 p.m., and again Friday

from 9 a.m. until the service.

Contributions in memory

of Mary Jane may be made

to St. Jude’s Hospital or

Feed the Children.

Arrangements have been

entrusted to Wagley Funeral

Home, Adrian, where online

condolences are welcome at





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Interment was in the Gar-

rett County Memorial Gar-

dens, Oakland.

Expressions of sympathy

may be directed to Hospice

of Garrett County, P.O. Box

271 Oakland, MD 21550.

Condolences may be left

for his family at


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