The Times West Virginian

Obituaries

February 27, 2013

Donald McElroy

Donald Jennings McElroy, 64, of Fairmont, passed away Monday (Feb. 25, 2013) at Fairmont General Hospital after a long battle with illness.

He was born in Fairmont on March 4, 1948, a son Mary Frances (Hilgert) McElroy Travelute of Fairmont and the late Wilson Jennings McElroy.

Donnie proudly served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he earned a Purple Heart as well as other medals and ribbons for his bravery and courage. He was a self-employed master electrician and general contractor by trade. He was a one-of-a-kind father, grandfather and friend. After returning to Fairmont, he enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. His favorite pastime was playing the drums, hanging out and enjoying music with his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived and will be truly missed by his daughter, Dawn McCaulley and her husband Michael of Fairmont; and three beloved grandchildren, Brooke McCaulley, Tyler McCaulley and Evan McElroy, all of Fairmont.

Also surviving is a sister, JoAn McElroy Stemple; one brother, Rick McElroy and his wife Dorothy, all of Fairmont; David Uphold and Sharon Maxon of Fairmont; Eddy and Linda Cobb of Mannington; Terry Uphold of Virginia; and Cindy and Chad Vennis of Fairmont; 14 wonderful grandchildren, Dave Uphold, Heather Uphold, Daniel Uphold, Taylor Uphold, Summer McDonald, Valerie and Larry Heaster, Lori, Nova, Porsha, Beretta, Christian and William Cobb; close family friends, Benny and Shirley Hager; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his loving companion, Dorothy L. Uphold; a nephew, Donald Paul Erdie, who was named after Donnie; and the family pet companion, Boomer.

In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, his body will be cremated.

The family will receive friends at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.  A graveside service will be held at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown at 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Benny Hager officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carpenterandford.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 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

  • 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

House Ads
Featured Ads