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Margaret Gladys Reed, 63, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Camden-Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Holly Lee and Shirley Campbell Croston.

Surviving are her husband, Kevin Reed, two sons and one daughter.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one son.

No public services will be held at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at



Garnet Ernestine Marks “Doll” Hevener, 96, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

She was the daughter of the late Henry Richard and Lulu Myrtle Moore Marks of Perkins.

She was baptized into Crooked Fork Baptist Church on May 9, 1937, by Elder L.R. Stalnaker, at the same time as her dad, Richard, and sister, Evelyn. She was sworn in as assistant postmaster under her mother at Perkins Post Office on Apr. 22, 1937, when she was 17 and still in high school. She was appointed postmaster at Perkins on January 13, 1979, and retired in October 1992.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Hevener Beall; two sons-in-law, George Rose and Jerry Allen; one brother, Wilbur Marks; one sister, Maxine Marks Johnson; nine grandchildren, Kim Beall Lowther, Richard Beall, Charles Beall, Gary Allen, Randy Allen, Kelly Allen, Amy Allen, Jody Allen and Julie Allen Summers; 11 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Warner Hevener, whom she married on Dec. 22, 1941, in Red House, Md.; one son-in-law, Jackie Beall; one daughter, Janet Hevener Allen; one great-great-grandson, Hogan Short; five brothers, Harold, Bayard, Roland, Ralph and Bobby; and two sisters, Lucille Marks Miller and Evelyn Marks Abahazi.

Services were held at Crooked Fork Baptist Church, Perkins, with Elder Roger Stewart officiating. Burial was in Crooked Fork Bptist Church Cemetery.



Robert Wayne Hall, 63, of New Albany, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.

He was born in Petersburg, Va., the son of Evelyn and the late Robert Hall.

The family moved to Springfield, Ill., and then Charleston, W.Va.After graduating from Appalachian Bible College, with a degree in pastoral theology, he married and became pastor at Bible Church Movement. After a career as pastor, he pursued a financial planner and manager career with AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co., where he retired at age 40 due to complications of leukemia and a failed bone marrow transplant. He lived the rest of his life with the chronic illness and worked as a retiree for the causes of The Lord. Robert and his wife Mary met with Rev. James Ashworth and Pastor Chris Stout and wife Shawnna, and participated in restoring Mud Fork Church, currently New Beginnings Church. 
    Robert and Mary raised three medically fragile children, who were machine dependent and had significant medical conditions. Out of this personal experience, they ran two businesses, one providing care to people with disabilities and a non-profit foster care agency that served terminally ill children, machine dependent, and children with autism. The Halls are members of Quest Community Church, where he taught Sunday School.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; two children, Robert Wayne Hall, Jr., and Sarah Evelyn Hall, two adopted children, Julie M. Iden and Steven Iden, and Mandale Satterfield; grandchildren, two who he raised, Autumn and Courtney Hall, and Jayden Robert, Ashley, Steven and Kevin Hemsworth and Jessica Hudson; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Mark Hall; two sisters, Linda Clay and Brenda Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews, and family members of Mary.

He was preceded in death by the strongest influence in his life, Robert Hardy Hall of Richmond, Va.; one son, Eric Biel; and one daughter, Kathleen Biel.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at New BeginningsChurch, Mud Fork, 1501 Stinson Road, Chloe. Visitation will be held Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m., at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Beginnings Church, Mud Fork, P.O. Box 13, Chloe, WV 25235.


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