The Times West Virginian


July 12, 2013

Lois Rucker

Lois Virginia Ashley Batson Rucker, 77, of Drakes Run, Mannington, passed away on Wednesday (July 10, 2013) at her residence.

She was born June 12, 1936, at Seven Pines, a daughter of the late William and Ethel Willis Ashley.

She is survived by her three daughters, Tamela Madey of Drakes Run, Connie Robinson of Monongah and Lisa Sager of Marion, Il.; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Ashley and wife Helen of Mannington; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Batson; three children, Brenda Parker, Mark Ashley and Jeff Batson; three brothers, Mason Ashley, Richard Ashley and Rex Ashley; four sisters, Lilly Ashcraft, Betty Fisher, Wanda Brownfield and Helen Ashley, who passed in infancy.

Lois worked at the Bacova Guild Rug Factory in Hot Springs, Va. She formerly worked at the Drapery Factory in Mannington, as well as the Perdue Chicken Factory in Covington, Va. She enjoyed sewing and made several quilts. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Metz.

Family and friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington, today from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Greg Roth officiating. Burial will follow at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at

Text Only
  • Sallie Hite

    Sallie B. Hite, 85, of Fairmont, died Monday afternoon (July 28, 2014) at Beulahland Assisted Living in Grafton.

    July 29, 2014

  • Charles “Chuck” Pollack III

    Charles Patrick “Chuck” Pollack III, 64, of Rachel, passed away Sunday (July 27, 2014) at his residence.

    July 29, 2014

  • Carmela Gray

    Carmela M. Gray, 98, of Fairmont, passed away at St. Barbara’s Memorial Nursing Home in Monongah.

    July 29, 2014

  • Erika Leeper

    Erika Leeper, 79, of Katy, died Monday (July 28, 2014) in Germany, the land of her birth.

    July 29, 2014

  • Charles “Chuck” Pollack III

    “Chuck” Pollack III, 64, of Rachel, died Sunday (July 27, 2014) at his residence.
    Arrangements are entrusted to the Hutson Funeral Home in Mannington and are incomplete.

    July 28, 2014

  • OB- Cutright.jpg Merle Cutright Sr.

    Merle Melvin Cutright Sr., 75, of Baxter, passed away on Sunday (July 27, 2014) at Fairmont General Hospital. He was born on April 29, 1939, a son of the late William Oliver and Helen Natalynn Miele Cutright. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy L. Cutright of Baxter.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Carpenter

    Karen Joyce Carpenter, 61, of Fairmont, went to be with her precious Savior on Thursday (July 24, 2014) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness.

    July 27, 2014

  • John Gray

    John Alfred Gray, 92, of Fairmont, passed away Friday evening, July 25, 2014, in the Genesis Pierpont Healthcare Center.

    July 27, 2014

  • Myra Riddle

    Myra “Lou” Riddle, 80, of Farmington, went to be with the Lord and her family who went before her on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown with her family by her side.

    July 27, 2014

  • Carl Stewart

    Carl Lee Stewart, 78, of Fairmont, formerly of Mannington, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Fairmont General Hospital.

    July 27, 2014

House Ads
Featured Ads