The Times West Virginian


March 22, 2014

Thomas Shuman

Thomas Alexander Shuman, 88, of Chama, N.M., passed away Wednesday (March 19, 2014).

He was born in July 1925, in Delslow, to Hilda Fern Haines and Thistle Raymond Shuman.

Sisters are Billie Kay Cole and Rose Marie Satterfield. He married Nancy Lou Wallace on Nov. 30, 1944, in Amarillo, Texas.

He attended West Virginia University and went on to get a degree in electrical engineering. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, with the rank of major. He retired from White Sands Missile Range as troop commander. He was stationed in many locations throughout the world.

He was 32nd degree Mason, Caleb Butler Lodge.

He is survived by his spouse, Nancy Lou Wallace Shuman; his children, Thomas Alan Shuman and wife Arthie, Nancy Lynn Burton, and Kimberley Wallace Fisher and husband Jay; grandchildren, Tiffany Bandy, Jeffrey Shuman, Ryan Shuman, Heather Burton, Michele Burton, Bryan Burton, Nikole Sparacio, Richele Beauchamp and Rusty Russom; great-grandchildren, Bryce Reid, Joseph, Gabrielle, Madison, Morgan, Tyler, Dylan, Angelique, Zyren, Addison, Averie, Zayne, Etienne, Malachi, Nikolae and Kairi; sisters, Billie Kay Cole and Rose Marie Satterfield; and many friends.

Thank you to his many friends, family and church family, Episcopalian and Presbyterian. Special thanks to St. Jerome’s.

He loved God, service and family.

Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home (505-753-2288). To share a memory, please visit our website at

Text Only
  • Charles Callahan Jr.

    Charles Callahan Jr., 86, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away July 24, 2014.

    August 1, 2014

  • Ron Mifflin

    Ron D. Mifflin, 82, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday (July 29, 2014) at Fairmont General Hospital.

    August 1, 2014

  • Patti Davis

    Patti Jean Davis, 77, of Vienna, passed away Tuesday (July 29, 2014) at her residence under the loving care of her family and Amedisys Hospice.

    July 31, 2014

  • Ron Mifflin

    Ron D. Mifflin, 82, of Fairmont, passed away Tuesday (July 29, 2014) at Fairmont General Hospital.

    July 31, 2014

  • David Boyce Sr.

    David “Dave” Duane Boyce Sr., 67, of Fairmont, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday (July 29, 2014) at his residence following a sudden illness, with family at his side.

    July 31, 2014

  • Nelouise Goush

    Nelouise Lunceford Goush, 95, of Fairmont, passed away early Wednesday morning (July 30, 2014) in the Arbors at Fairmont.

    July 31, 2014

  • OBIT- Pellerite.jpg Sam Pellerite

    Sam Pellerite, 93, of Zephyrhills, Florida (formerly of Village Way, Fairmont), passed away on Wednesday (June 25, 2014) in Simpsonville, South Carolina, where he had been living with his daughter during his battle with cancer. Sam was born on Nov. 13, 1920, in Fairmont, the son of the late Vincent and Maria (Galiano) Pellerite. He was the loving husband of the late Teresa Mae “Terry” (Cirillo) Pellerite.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sallie Hite

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

    July 30, 2014

  • OBIT- Jane.jpg Doris Ball

    Doris Jane Ball passed away on Monday (July 28, 2014) at the Colonial Place in Elkins. She was born on May 9, 1923, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late George T. and Doris Jane Kootz Meyers. Mrs. Ball was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Clark Ball, whom she married on Feb. 2, 1947.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT- Gray.jpg Carmela Gray

    Carmela Marie Gray, 98, of Fairmont, passed away at St. Barbara’s Memorial Nursing Home in Monongah.
    She was born April 28, 1916, daughter of the late Vincent and Maria Galiano Pellerite.
    Carmela retired from Westinghouse and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, also the Sharing and Caring group.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Featured Ads