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William “Bill” Elmore, 65, of Orma, formerly of Ambler Ridge, Roane County, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.  


He was born in Charleston, the son of the late Forrest and Gatha Brisendine Elmore.  


Surviving are three brothers, Forrest Elmore, Jr., of Huddleston, Va., Larry Elmore of Holden and Steve Elmore of Walton; three sisters, Helen Paxton of Parkersburg, Darlene Moore of Walton and Thelma Harper of Clendenin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  


He was preceded in death by one brother, Randall Elmore, and one sister, Muriel Mundy.   Services will be held Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, 1 p.m., at Orma United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Orma U.M.C. Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, noon to 1 p.m., at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at



 Larry Jr. Joseph, 66, of Millersburg, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio.  


He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Herman and Edna Butler Falls.


He was a driver for the Amish Community.  


Surviving are one daughter, Tammy Byrd of Spencer; one son, Larry Robert Joseph of Orma; nine grandchildren, Justin Gerber, Carl Gerber, Thomas Kearns and Matthew Kearns, all of Elyria, Ohio, Brittany Kearns of Spencer, Anthony Milhoan and Andrew Milhoan, both of Ohio, Makayla Rainsburg of Dover, Ohio, and Alexis Joseph of Orma; and seven great-grandchildren, Loki, Bjorn, Cheyenne, Brooklyn, Brian, Riley and Izzy.


Graveside services will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m., at Bailey Cemetery, Arnoldsburg, with Pastor Robert Shannon officiating. Condolences may be left at



Naomi Ruth King Jarvis, 75, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.  


She was born at Beech, the daughter of the late Raymond King and Irene Mariah Ellison King.  


Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Charles William “Bill” Jarvis; two daughters, Linda and husband Ken and children Erica and Elijah and grandson Jaxen, and Debra and husband Joe and children Ashley, Cortney, Emily and Michael, and grandchildren, Braxton, Bailey, Lauren, Spencer, Bentley, Henry, Brooks and Elli Joy; one son, Scott and wife Debbie and children Matthew and Jason and granddaughter Gracie.  


She was preceded in death by one son, Charles “Eric” Jarvis; one brother, Andrew Molessa; her grandparents who raised her, John C. and Fannie L. Ellison; and several aunts and uncles.  


Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial will be in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora, with a gathering of family and friends to follow at Upper West Fork Park. Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the local animal shelter. Online condolences may be expressed at



Dennis Ray Richards, Sr., 81, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.  

He was born at Leafbank, the oldest son of the late George W. and Velda J. Smith Richards.


He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served during the Korean War, enlisting at age 17. He received the Korean Service Ribbon, National Defense and United Nations Service Ribbon. After Korea, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the First Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., and in the 7th Army in Germany. He was employed by Stork’s Bakery, Parkersburg, and Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council for a total of 28 years. He retired at age 59.  


Surviving are three sons, Dennis, Jr., Wesley G. and Ronald K.; two daughters, Tracy Buzzard and Terry Wheaton; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  


He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Mattie Rosalie Hays Richards, and one son, Ivan.   Services will be held Saturday, Mar. 4, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Lough officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be held at Norman Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at



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