OBITUARIES – January 31, 2019


Betty Louise Gibson, 85, of Chloe, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Nathan Goff and Effie Green Carr.
Surviving are one daughter, Hope Weber of Chloe; close friend, Allen Todd Roberts; and one granddaughter, Alicia Hornbeck of Ohio.

Private burial was in Green Cemetery.


Rev. Donald Doral “Pete” Stemple, Sr., 89, of Fairview, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Boyd A. and Locia Blosser Stemple. He served his country in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean War as a cook.

He was a preacher for over 40 years, a mechanic, an electrician, and a carpenter.

Surviving are one daughter, Helen Moore and husband Jim of Fairview; three sons, Doug Stemple, Sr., and John Stemple of Four States and Donald “D.J.” Stemple and wife Amy of Pine Bluff; two step-sons, James Ray and Sam Ray of Logan; one son-in-law, Randy Jackson of Fairmont; his ex-wife and best friend, Virginia Ward of Fairview; 10 grandchildren, Michael Stemple, Kenny Lee Stemple, Randy A. Jackson, Christine Clossen, Melinda Heston, Sharon Strothers, Misty Cleavenger, Kim Nine, Tonya Hubbert and Doug Stemple, Jr.; 27 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Lou Riddle; his oldest son, Donnie; his oldest daughter, Patty K. Jackson; and two grandsons, Tony Moore and Mark Stemple.

Services were held at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont, with Evangelist Peter Ray Cole officiating. Burial was in Clermont Cemetery, with full military honors conducted by Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard and United States Army Reserves from Camp Dawson.


Beulah Mae Hall, 81, of Vesuvius, Va., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

She was born in Clintwood, Va., the daughter of the late Law-rence Johnson and Myrtle Phipps. She was the ninth born of 17 children. For a short-time, she lived with her son in Millstone, but her heart remained in Virginia.

Surviving are two sons, Ted and Sherry Hall of Millstone and Jack and Sue Hall of Lexington, Va.; one daughter, Linda Kay Hall of North Carolina; five grandchildren, Ryan, Angelica, Ariella, Steven and Jackson Luke, all of Virginia; seven sisters, Betty Sue, Doris, Thelma, Carol, Evelyn, Ruby and Naomi; five brothers, Bill, Charlie, Paul, Henry and Jack; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ricky Allen, Matt, J.T. and Esteban.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Claude, Loyd and Don, and one sister, Ruth.
A gathering for a celebration of her life will be held at a future date to be set by the family for her in the spring in Virginia. Online condolences may be expressed at