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December 4, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013


Clifton R. O’Dell

AKRON, Ohio — Clifton R. O’Dell, 82, of Akron, passed away November 30, 2013.

Family and friends may call on Wednesday, December 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Road, where a funeral service will follow calling hours at 7 p.m. with Rev. Todd Tackett officiating. Interment Thursday, December 5, at noon at Wallace Cemetery in Clintonville, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to ALS (Lou Gehrig) Association Northern Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 403, Independence, OH 44131.

Submitted by Groves Funeral Home, Union.

Dorothy Marie  Scarbro

MASSEYVILLE — Dorothy Marie Scarbro, 67, of Masseyville, passed away on Thursday, November 28th of injuries resulting from a car accident.

In keeping with her wishes, Dorothy was cremated and there will be no formal services.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Daniel Lawrence Shawl

Daniel Lawrence Shawl, 70, of Beckley, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013.

Born May 10, 1943 in Emlenton, Pa., he was the son of the late Fredrick and Madeline Eckelbarger Shawl.

Daniel was president of Energy Machinery and a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Chris Shawl and a brother Wayne Shawl.

Those left to miss and love him include his wife, Mildred A. Minnick Shawl; daughter, Sue and her husband Eddy; son, Mark and his wife Vicki and grandchildren, Leah, Tyler, Willow, Ava and Haleigh.

Daniel will be cremated. There will be no service or visitation.

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Charley Sizemore

Charles “Charley” Luther Sizemore, 78, of Corinne passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at a Beckley hospital following a long illness. 

Born July 20, 1935, at New Richmond, he was the son of the late Luther Erving and Dana Evelyn Blankenship Sizemore.

Charlie was formerly employed by Bartlett Tree Experts and he was Baptist by faith. In his leisure he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking especially whittling. 

In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda June Sizemore McKinney; two brothers, Gideon Sizemore and William Franklin Sizemore.

Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Charlie R. Sizemore and his wife, Alice of Corinne; four sisters, Mary Lopez of Corinne, Virginia Slavey of Mabscott, Linda Skaggs and her husband, Wilbert of Pluto Road, and Edna Beverly and her husband, Leslie of Welch Pineville Road; three brothers, Walter David Sizemore and his wife, Nellie of Herndon Heights, Robert Sizemore and his wife, Karen of Georgia, and Ronnie Sizemore and his wife, Gladys of New Richmond; four grandchildren, three step grandchildren, six great grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Services will be noon, Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gilbert Dodson officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Wayne Shrewsbury Cemetery, Barkers Ridge.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Charley Sizemore is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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