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Obituaries for Week of June 23

Chapman “Chappy” Edward Dillon Jr., 75, of Hurricane, passed away on June 16, 2022 at his home.
He was a son of the late Chapman Sr. and Mary Alice Smith Dillon.
Chappy proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later retired from US Postal Service.
He is survived by wife, Odelia Darlene Woods Dillon, his children: Kevin Wayne Dillon (Denise) of Charlotte, NC and Anthony Joseph Dillon of Hurricane, WV; stepchildren: Mary Beth Scott (Jason) of Milton, WV and Jonathon Saxton (Heather) of Huntington, WV; 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 6 step grandchildren; sisters: Sandra Dillon Greenwood (Bill) of Copper Hill, VA and Diane Morgan (Don) of Largo FL; and a brother: Ricky Dillon of Wertz, VA.
Service was Monday, June 20, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Military Honors were provided by James E. Marshall American Legion Post 187 of Winfield.

David Cleon Groff, 77, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
David retired as an electrical and mechanical engineer for Kanawha Manufacturing, and then owned a vending machine business. He loved tinkering with motorcycles, airplanes, western shooting and many other hobbies.
He was born December 5, 1944, in Charleston, to the late Clayton and Audrey Groff.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Groff of Scott Depot; son, Carl David Groff of Scott Depot; sisters, Judy Romano of Scott Depot and Sharon Oxley of Scott Depot; brothers, Daniel Groff of Hurricane and Keith Groff of Hurricane; and many other extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor James Dennis officiating.

Richard Lawrence “R. L.” Hanson, Sr., 93, of Scott Depot, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Stella Mae and William J. Hanson and his brothers, Charles W. Hanson, Earl T. Hanson and James B. Hanson. In 1950, he married his wife of 72 years, Ida Blanche Morris Hanson, who survives him along with sons Richard L. Jr. of Winston-Salem, NC, Thomas A. (Mary Pat) of Charlottesville, VA, William C. “Corky” (Tammy) of Sarasota, FL, Terrence W. (Kathy) of Culloden, WV and Susan C. Kennedy (Shawn) of Garner, NC. He is also survived by brothers, William F. Hanson of WinstonSalem, NC and Robert A. Hanson of Hurricane, WV.
He is survived by 11 grandchildren, Eric Hanson, Greg Hanson, Tim Hanson, James Hanson, Katherine McPherson, Andrew Hanson, Michelle Roynak, Taylor Hill, Adam “A. J.” Hanson, Jennifer Johnson and Scott Dooley. He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren Noah and Luke Hanson, Hadleigh and Harper Hanson, Lindell and Levon Hanson, Miller McPherson, Waylon Hanson, Maci Hanson and Kinley Hill, Peyton Hagen, Madeline, Caroline and Ryan Johnson and soon to arrive great grandson, Brayden Michael Hill. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews whom their Uncle Richard loved very much.
Richard, a WWII Veteran, was born in Mann, West Virginia, on July 17, 1928. Born during the depression, his family soon moved to Charleston. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor he was 13 years old, delivering newspapers for the Charleston Daily Mail. Richard later graduated early from Charleston High School so he could enlist in the United States Army, serving in the Pacific Theater in the Occupation of Japan during WWII. After his military service, he was co-owner of the East End Supermarket grocery store. He worked eight years at Union Carbide at Institute and later went to work for Western Southern Life Insurance with 30 years of service. After his retirement from Western Southern, Richard was elected as the Putnam County Assessor, where he served for eight years. Richard was involved in local democratic politics, where he served as the Chairman of the Putnam County Democratic Executive Committee and was a past member of the Winfield Lions Club. Having moved to Scott Depot in 1952, Richard loved Putnam County, mowing his grass, Sunday dinners and football in the front yard, having his grandkids around him, especially for Easter Egg Hunts. At the annual 4th of July softball games, Richard made sure every kid got to play and the games always ended in a tie. Stories are still being shared, and always with laughter, about the trout fishing trips with his father, brothers, sons and nephew. Hunting was a part of his earlier life as well. Horseshoes with his brothers and all the family from Kentucky will be the tales that will continue to be told by all the family for years to come. Having lived a long, wonderful life, memories with Richard are numerous and will be in the hearts of the family he loved so much forever.
Service was Monday, June 20, 2022 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Mark E. Kilburn officiating. Burial was in Winfield Cemetery.

Grace Mae Martin, 93 of Selbyville, DE, died at home June 17, 2022 after a short illness and Alzheimer disease. Grace was born in Hurricane. She was raised on a farm in Hurricane. Grace was married September 1,1950 to Albert Martin for 59 years before Albert passed away May 23, 2009.
Grace was one of seven children with only her one sister Mildred Hinkley and brother Virgil Adkins still alive. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter C. Adkins and Ida Gertrude Adkins, her brothers Harvey, Ivan, Delbert and one sister Frances Courtright.
Surviving is her one child, Carol Ann Lacher and (husband Jerry Lacher) of Selbyville, DE. She has two grandchildren Matthew Lacher, (wife Melanie) of Frederick, MD, Jessica Pilkerton, (husband Alan Pilkerton of Severna Park, MD. Three great-grandchildren Cole, Ella, and Hudson Pilkerton. Soon to be a new great-grandchild baby boy Lacher.
Grace’s first job out of high school was working in a dime store at the candy counter in St. Albans. Grace joined the Chesapeake Telephone Co. in 1949 for 35 years. She is the only person we know that retired longer than she worked with excellent benefits for her healthcare. Grace loved her job and was a great leader in her supervisor position. She and Albert moved when he was in the Army to Glen Burnie, MD. She transferred to C& P Telephone Company in Baltimore, MD working until March of 1985 to begin her favorite and honorable role as caretaker for her grandchildren Matthew and Jessica. Grace and Albert resided in Selbyville, DE full time 2006 at the beach.
Grace’s favorite pass time was daily shopping at Macy’s in Glen Burnie, MD. We would joke about her being at Macy’s everyday that she became part of the President Club. She was a member of the Moose Lodge with Albert having fun dancing the night away. She attended church when going to her hometown at Mount Salem Methodist Church, Hurricane, W VA, and in Severna Park at the Severna Park Methodist Church.
Grace loved her new role of grandmother and never lost a beat attending all their school activities and sport activities. She loved the horse races, slot machines, buying lottery tickets, playing cards, and board games with her family.
When Albert passed, Grace lived at the beach alone and enjoying her friendships in the area and shopping until April 2019. Her daughter retired from nursing and she and her husband resided with Grace to care for her. She had Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in 2019.
Grace received unconditional loving care by her daughter and son-in-law, along with family and Hospice of Delaware her in home until passing on June 17,2022.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice online at delawarehospice.org, or Alzheimer Association or St. Jude Hospital, (stjude.org). My Mother supported St Jude most of her life to give to the children.
Friends and family may visit Friday, June 24, 2022 from 10am-12pm, service will follow at 12 noon at Barranco Severna Park Funeral Home & Cremation Care, P.A., 495 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146. Interment will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7231 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Online condolences my be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com

Destiny Faith Hope Mulholland, 23, of Buffalo, passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 at CAMC Teays Valley. She was a 2019 graduate of Gallia Academy. She will always be remembered for her excellent sense of humor and her kind and loving heart. She was a loving mother, daughter and sister.
Born September 23, 1998, she was the daughter of Mark Mulholland and Melissa Garrison of Buffalo.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Dwane Lee Garrison.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her son, Kaden Patrick Dwane Mulholland; maternal grandmother, Sarah Garrison of Buffalo; paternal grandmother, Sheila Young of Ashtabula OH; paternal grandfather, Daniel Mulholland of PA; sisters, Amanda (Zachary) Meadows, Sarah Torres and Sheila Burk; brothers, Anthony “T.J.” (Crystal) Torres and Aaron Carr; nieces and nephews, Rylan Bentley Torres, Laila Faith Torres, Adela Lynn Torres, Kinsley Dawn Torres, Xavier Patrick Meadows, Addyson Renee Meadows, Braxton Dwane Torres, Lauren Carr, Liam Carr, Ava Burk, Caleb Burk and Quinn Burk.
A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Born on a beautiful Fall day in 1992, Hanna Plumley, left this Earth on a sunny Spring day on May 17, 2022. The beautiful, kind, funny and talented daughter of Rosalee Juba-Plumley, and Randel K. Plumley, mother extraordinaire to her beloved twins Randy and Charlie who were born October 12, 2022, and best friend and love for the last 8 years to Scott Spence, lost her valiant 9 year battle with substance disorder and subsequent depression. This world became dimmer on that day.
For the last two years, Hanna had been in complete recovery and had devoted her life to helping others find a recovery path. She had intended to finish her degree in social work this Fall so that she could progress in her chosen calling to help others in recovery. Her work at Westbrook and then at Harmony Ridge Recovery gave her so much joy and sense of self-worth.
Being pregnant with her babies from February, 2022, until their birth on October 12, 2022, was also pure joy for Hanna. She gave those boys such a wonderful place to live for 9 months. They were able to enjoy the womb of a person at peace with herself and life. They knew nothing but kindness and serenity during that 9 months, often being serenaded daily by their Mother and Father. Hanna also gave them baby yoga, pregnancy massages and pure eating of nothing but healthy stuff. She was the only person I have ever known that craved salads during pregnancy. Then, this beautiful Mother devoted herself to those boys for the first seven months of their lives until she passed on May 17, 2022. She exposed them to great music, often took them to sobriety meetings and shared them with anyone who needed a baby hug. She and Scott had created a beautiful home with the most perfect baby room and had given them two parents who took exceptional care of their children. People often comment on how happy and healthy those babies are. They are such happy, healthy babies because their parents made them that way.
Hanna was preceded in death by her beloved Father who passed of COVID on May 11, 2020. Hanna and Randy had a close bond and when he passed, she was left with a hole in her heart that had not quite ever healed. Additionally, all of her Grandparents, including her Maw Maw Juba who believed the sun rose and set with Miss Hanna, and many aunts and uncles have preceded her in death.
Left to figure out how to live life without her light are her devoted Mother, Rosalee Juba-Plumley, her babies, she always called them “my babies”, Charlie and Randy, and her best friend and love, Scott Spence. Also left to try and figure out how to carry on without her are her God Fathers, Tim Abbott, Warren Stone and Mike Pauley, her other Mother, Ellen Mills Pauley, her remaining Aunts and Uncles, she was especially close to her Aunt Murriel and Uncle/Cousin Donnie, her cousins and many, many other relatives and friends, including her “in-laws”, Stephanie, Stacy, sister Janie and Maw Maw. Besides her Mother, the person with the longest close and dear relationship with Hanna P. is her sister of the heart, Hanna Hereford, or Hanna H. as she was known to all of Hanna P’s family. There were very few memories in Hanna P’s life that did not involve Hanna H.
To know Hanna, one would have to know that she always gave money to any drug addict or street person without judgment of any kind, even if it was just a dollar. She not only gave them money but took the time to extend a hand or touch and wish them better days. Please take the time to commit one of these acts of kindness in her honor.
Each one of us has been touched by and forever changed by her sunshine. We all miss and love you Hanna.
Please join the family for a Celebration of Hanna’s Life will be 3:00pm Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Plumley Family Farm, 2210 Mt. Etna Ridge Road, Poca.

Timothy Dale Riddle, 64, of Hurricane, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022.
Tim was born September 8, 1957, in Huntington to the late Raleigh and Ruth Riddle. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Paul Riddle.
He was a senior vice-president at Wells Fargo for many years. He was a graduate of Marshall University where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
He is survived by his daughters, Sarah Riddle of Hurricane and Rachel Riddle of Hurricane, and their mother, Kimberly Watts Riddle of Scott Depot; nephew Justin Riddle of Scott Depot; and nieces, Heather Riddle of Scott Depot and April Letart (Eric) of Murfreesboro, TN.
A Memorial Service was held Monday, June 20, 2022, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Lorraine Rita Salls, of Winfield, passed away on June 12, 2022.
She was born in Malone, New York, on June 3, 1944 to the late Willard and Jeanette Votra. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by, her brothers, Bill Votra, Bob Votra, Ronnie Votra and Bruce Votra.
She was raised in New York, and moved to West Virginia in March of 2000. Lorraine was a cook at the TA truck stop in Teays Valley for many years. She was Catholic by faith.
Lorraine is survived by her life partner, Charmaine Weaver of Winfield; daughters, Debra Shantie of Red House, Michelle Weaver of New York, Nicole Crump (Wayne) of New York, Theresa Cameron of New York, Jennifer Woods (Cliff) of New York and Amanda Gartner (Christopher) of Scott Depot; grandchildren, Jason Shantie (Jessica) of Ripley, Justin Shantie (Laci) of California, Brittany Young (Brandon) of Winfield, Breanna McClure (Boyd Allen) of Teays Valley and many other extended grandchildren; great grandchildren, Alaina Shantie, Jaxon Shantie, Branson Young, Madison McClure, and one on the way, Mackenzie McClure; and many other extended family and friends.

Timothy Dewayne “Turk” Thomas, 59, of Poca, passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2022.
He was born May 10, 1963, to the late Richard and Francis Thomas. He attended Poca High School and was a licensed electrician. He is a former employee of Mark Thomas Electric and Mouldagraph.
He is survived by his brothers Bryon Thomas (Sarah) and Joe Thomas; sister Janie Priddy (Dale); nephews Darrell (Brooke), David, and Daniel; niece Katelynn and two great nieces. He is also survived by other family members and a host of friends.
At his request there will be no services.

William M. “Bill” Young, 69, of Eleanor, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at CAMC Memorial following a short illness. He retired from the Laborers Union 1353 in Charleston.
He was the son of the late William Franklin Young and Martha M. Young. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Dustin Young.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary E. Young; daughter, Michelle Young; granddaughter, McKenzie, brothers, Mike Young, Phillip Young and Jeff Young.
In accordance with Bill’s wishes there will be no services at this time.

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