Obituaries for Chambers & James Funeral Home Obituary for Anna Marie (Spencer) WoodsTOGETHER AGAIN Anna Marie (Spencer) Woods, 81, of Follansbee, WV, passed away into the Lord’s care at 1:34 PM on Wednesday, May 28, 2015 at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH with her daughters at her side. Arrangments are pending under the direction and care of the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c480365030Obituary for Henrietta Lou (Misch) FoxHenrietta Lou Fox, 64, of Leland, NC, formerly of Wellsburg, WV, passed away at 10:59 PM on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, NC. Arrangements are pending under the direction and care of the Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV (304) 737-3551.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=6ce0365088Obituary for Theodore Eugene Wallace Sr.Theodore Eugene Wallace Sr., 77, of Colliers, WV, formerly of Wellsburg, WV, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Theodore was born on August 19, 1937 in McKinleyville, WV. He was the son of the late Thomas Kyle Wallace and Sadie Mae (Ingram) Wallace Robinson. Theodore worked in heavy construction and was also a carpenter. Theodore is survived by two children, Sonya Anguiano and her husband, Javier of Beavercreek, OH and Theodore “Tedy” Wallace of Wellsburg, WV, four grandchildren, Julian, Alyssia, Adrian Anguiano and Jeryn Nathaniel Wallace, two brothers, Thomas Wallace and Kenneth Robinson, both of Washington, DC, a companion, Norma Brown of Colliers, WV, mother of his children, Marcia Wallace of Columbus, OH, and several nieces and nephews. Private family viewing was held at Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV (304) 737-3551, followed by cremation under their direction. You are invited to sign the online register book at the left of the page to pass along your personal message or tell a story to support the family. With Warmest Regards, Eric Fithyan and the Staff of Chambers and James Funeral Homeshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=bf93364651Obituary for Ann (Woolery) GaborAnn Woolery Gabor,83, originally of Bethany, WV, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Pleasanton, CA from complications related to multiple strokes. In 1952 she graduated summa cum laude from Bethany College (WV). She moved to Pleasanton in 1965 with her late husband, Don Gabor (1926-1979), where they raised two children: Daniel Gabor (1968-1996) and Catherine Gabor, who resides in Pleasanton with her husband Andrew Stefanick and two children Sage and Kirk. She was a dedicated member of United Christian Church of Livermore, CA and maintained her affiliation with Bethany Memorial Church and Eastern Star of West Virginia. At the age of 80, Ann married Charles Hazen, who survives her. She is also survived by her brother Kirk Woolery (Ernestine) and her sister Margaret Woolery Engle(Don), both of Barefoot Bay, FL, as well as many nieces and nephews around the country. She is predeceased by her sister Nancy Woolery Hall (Philip) and her parents, W. Kirk Woolery and Edna Welling Woolery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the scholarship funds Ann founded: The Dan Gabor Memorial Scholarship, c/o Amador Valley Scholarships, Inc., 4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566 or The Dan Gabor Memorial Field Camp Scholarship, c/o Department of GeoSciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201. Friends and family are invited to her funeral service at Bethany Memorial Church at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 29, 2015. Interment will follow at Bethany Community Center, Bethany, WV. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV (304) 737-3551. You are invited to sign the online register book at the left of the page to pass along your personal message or tell a story to support the family. With Warmest Regards, Eric Fithyan and the Staff of Chambers and James Funeral Homeshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a25c364598Obituary for William Pontious GroomsWilliam Pontious Grooms, 92 years old, of Bethany, West Virginia, passed away at home, Sunday, May 17, in the presence of his daughter, Joyce Grooms McGeehan and his grandson Matthew Allen Grooms and his wonderful pets, Gar, Callie, Princess, Tabitha and Baby. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Vivian Iona Horn Grooms and his beautiful children Cheryl Lynn Grooms Flaherty and William Russell Grooms. He was also preceded in death by his brother Robert Grooms, his mother-in-law Edith Lynn Horn, three brothers-in-law, James Horn, Henry Horn, and James Sperlazza, a sister-in-law, Betty Jane Horn, and a nephew, Gary Lee Grooms. Besides his daughter Joyce and his grandson, Matthew, he is also survived by two granddaughters, Ashley Lynn Flaherty and Jennifer West, a son-in-law, Thomas E. Flaherty, three sisters-in-law, Madalyn Joyce Horn Sperlazza, Jackie Horn, and Lydia Grooms, a brother-in-law, Thornton Allen Horn, five nephews, and four nieces. “Bill,” as he was called by friends and family, was retired employee of Mobay Chemical Plant in New Martinsville, WV. He was member of the International Chemical Workers Union/Union Internationale Des Travailleurs Des Industries Chimiques, Local 566. He was a member of the Christian Church in West Liberty, West Virginia. As a World War II Veteran, he served in the South Pacific. He was first stationed at the U.S. Navy Base 135 in Sydney, Australia, and finished his service on the island of Oahu, at the Navy Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. A private “Celebration of Life” service for family members only will be held at Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV (304) 737-3551, will be officiated by Pastors Dennis Arnold of West Liberty Christian Church and Joseph F. Cuomo of the Christian Assembly in Follansbee, West Virginia. Military Escort by the WV Patriot Guard to the Interment at Franklin Cemetery with Military Honor by the United States Navy and the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor the memory of William is asked to make a donation to the Brooke County Animal Shelter. You are invited to sign the online register book at the left of the page to pass along your personal message or tell a story to support the family. With Warmest Regards, Eric Fithyan and the Staff of Chambers and James Funeral Homeshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=3eb7364297Obituary for Thomas Sterling BarnesThomas Sterling Barnes, of Follansbee, WV and Altoona, PA, passed away at 2:50 AM on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at his residence under the care of his family and Valley Hospice. Thomas was born on February 11, 1931 in Steubenville, OH. He was the son of the late Dick and Mary Belle (Ussery) Barnes. Thomas retired from Weirton Steel as a construction and purchasing expeditor, where he is a member of the 25-year club. He was an active member of the Follansbee United Methodist Church. Thomas served as a 2nd Lt in the United States Army infantry as an assistant post engineer during the Korean War, stateside. He received the National Defense Service Medal. In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Anna (Dunn) Barnes, and a son, Richard “Fuzzy” Lynn Barnes. Thomas is survived by his second wife, Phyllis M. Barnes of Altoona, PA, two sons, Thomas S. (Sharon) Barnes, II of Weirton, WV, Eric (Debbie) Barnes of Steubenville, OH, two daughters, Joy (Roger) Flanagan of Leesburg, VA and Susan Barnes of Follansbee, WV, a daughter-in-law, Colleen Barnes of Steubenville, OH, six step-children, Pat (Ed) Drexler, Barb (Mike) Babiak, Tom (Cheryl) Wright, and Steve Wright, all of Altoona, PA, Connie Wright of San Diego, CA, and Theresa (Max) Moore of Cranberry, PA, eight grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and 11 step great grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM and again on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 10:00 until time of Funeral Service at 12 Noon at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717, with his friend and pastor, Reverend Penny Calmbacher, officiating. Interment will follow, with military escort by the WV Patriot Guard to St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV, with military honors by the WV Army National Guard and Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Follansbee United Methodist Church in memory of Thomas at 1002 Virginia Ave, Follansbee, WV 26037. You are invited to sign the online register book at the left of the page to pass along your personal message or tell a story to support the family. With Warmest Regards, Eric Fithyan and the Staff of Chambers and James Funeral Homeshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d96f363700Obituary for Patsy BranchPatsy Branch, 90, of Follansbee, WV, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 09, 2015 at the Wyngate Senior Living Community, Weirton, WV. Pat was the son of the late Wm “Patsy” and Mary (Toth) Branch. Pat was born on June3, 1924 in Wellsburg, WV. Pat moved to Long Beach, CA in 1949, where he worked as a template maker and mechanical engineer for Harvey Aluminum in Torrance, CA and Pacific Extrusion in Watsonville, CA. In 1971, he moved back to his hometown of Follansbee to join his brothers as co-owner of Branch’s Club on Main Street in Follansbee, W V. Patsy was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV. In addition to his parents, Patsy is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Mary Garcia Branch on September 1, 2011, his four brothers, Bill, Art, Harry, and Lawrence “Cookie” Branch and a sister, Betty Branch Harris. Pat is survived by his son, Anthony P. Branch of Roanoke, VA and two daughters, Kathy (Frank) Fabrizio of Ponce Inlet, FL, and Nanette (Jim) Reitter of Follansbee, WV, six grandchildren, Alicia, Natalie, and Jimmy Reitter, Maria and AJ Branch, and Alexis (Matt) Fabrizio Sumpter and a sister, Mary Lou (Mike) Buksa of Long Beach, CA. Family and friends will be received on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 9:00-10:30 AM at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717, where funeral will commence at 10:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1017 Jefferson Street, Follansbee, WV, with Msgr. Paul Hudock, presiding. Interment will be private at Oak Grove Cemetery, Follansbee, WV. In lieu of flowers, Patsy requested donations be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church or the Follansbee REACH Program, 1017 Jefferson Street, Follansbee, WV 26037. You are invited to sign the online register book at the left of the page to pass along your personal message or tell a story to support the family. With Warmest Regards, Eric Fithyan and the Staff of Chambers and James Funeral Homeshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=4405363648Obituary for Maude M. (Chapline) BennettMaude M. Bennett, 83, of Portage, IN, formerly of Wellsburg, WV, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, IN. Maude was born on May 22, 1933 in Wellsburg, WV. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Kelch) Chapline. Maude was a homemaker and mother. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting. In addition to her parents, Maude was preceded in death by two sons, Lloyd and Robert Bennett, four brothers, John, Louie, Wilber and Arthur Chapline, and three sisters, Flora Chapline, Joan Thompson, and Gladys Brookshire. Maude is survived by five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, a brother, Robert Chapline, a sister, Mary (Richard) Thighe, and many nieces and nephews. Maude will be cremated and interment will be private at Kadesh Chapel Cemetery, Beech Bottom, WV. Arrangements by the Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV (304) 737-3551 You are invited to sign the online register book at the left of the page to pass along your personal message or tell a story to support the family. With Warmest Regards, Eric Fithyan and the Staff of Chambers and James Funeral Homeshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=75be363636Obituary for Andrew DiRemigio Jr.Andrew DiRemigio Jr., 85, of Follansbee, WV, passed away on Sunday, May 03, 2015 at Lifeline Hospital, Wintersville, OH. Andrew was born on March 3, 1930 in Follansbee, WV. He was the son of the late Andrew Sr. and Amy (DiGiacinto) DiRemigio. Andrew graduated from the Steubenville Business College and then served in the United States Air Force as a Technical Sargent during the Korean War. Andrew retired after 43 years of service to Weirton Steel Corp. as Salary Payroll Manager. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV, the Wellsburg Moose, Weirton Chamber of Commerce, Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, the Management Club, and the Weirton Three Score Year Club. Many will remember Andrew for being an avid golfer and bowler. In addition to his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by his wife, Joretta (Wade) DiRemigio, infant daughter Angela and a brother, Ralph DiRemigio. Andrew is survived by two children, David (LuAnn) DiRemigio of Wellsburg, WV and Linda Jo (James) Harris of Wheeling, WV, four grandchildren, Lindsay and Lauren DiRemigio, Marissa and Kaitlyn Harris. Two sisters, Dora Branch of Follansbee, WV and JoAnn Balta of Washington, PA, a sister-in-law, Aletha DiRemigio of Moundsville, WV, several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion, Mary Lou McKinley, her children, Robert (Stephanie) McKinley, Susan (George) Liptak, and Jeff (Kathy) McKinley, and her three grandchildren, Michael, Nathan, and Rachel Liptak. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00 until time of Vigil Service at 8:45 PM at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV, where funeral will commence on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1017 Jefferson Street, Follansbee, WV with Msgr. Paul Hudock, celebrating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Follansbee, WV with Military Honors by the United States Air Force. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. You are invited to sign the online register book at the left of the page to pass along your personal message or tell a story to support the family. With Warmest Regards, Eric Fithyan and the Staff of Chambers and James Funeral Homeshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=6c72363222Obituary for Timothy Oliver McGaugheyTimothy Oliver McGaughey, 57, of Burgettstown, PA, passed away at 1:20 AM on Friday, May 1, 2015 at his residence. Timothy was born on November 22, 1957 in Weirton, WV. He was the son of Patricia (Welshans) McGaughey of Weirton, WV and the late Thomas McGaughey. In addition to his mother, Timothy is survived by his two daughters, Melissa and Christie McGaughey, five grandchildren, Mariah Jeter, Elijah McGaughey, Raphael Butler, Jr., Walter Thompson and Daniel Miller, all of Weirton, WV, his former wife, Roxanne Strader, three brothers, a sister, three nieces, Dena McGaughey, Marlene Sutherland, and Stacey Stiffler and several friends. Family and friends will be received on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 11:00 AM until time of Funeral Service at 12 Noon at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717, with Minster Robin Quivers, officiating. Interment will be private. You are invited to sign the online register book at the left of the page to pass along your personal message or tell a story to support the family. With Warmest Regards, Eric Fithyan and the Staff of Chambers and James Funeral Homeshttp://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=93d6363621