U.S. Veteran Henry F. Cline, 85, of Point Pleasant, passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side Saturday June 15, 2013.
Henry was born in Roane County on December 3, 1927 to the late William Roy and Chessie (Randolph) Cline.
Henry spent several years serving in the West Virginia National Guard, after completing his service he made a career as a tree cutter spending over 30 years cutting and trimming trees and 20 of those years as a foreman in the tree business overseeing the safety and quality of the men and work under his care. Henry also spent some time working for the Army as a guard at the TNT Depot.
Henry was a very caring man that opened his home to many, he was a serious gardener and loved to work and grow his garden which he would share with friends and family every year.
Henry was a man that loved life, he always had a joke to share and was always ready to sing and play his guitar to just about an size crowd that might gather.
Besides his parents and all his brothers and sisters, Henry is preceded in death by his wife, Asel (Higginbotham) Cline and a great great-grandson, Nathaniel Lee Jones.
He is survived by; step-daughter, Amy Delores Jones, step-sons, Paul (Mary) Higginbotham and Jerry Higginbotham. Grandchildren, Richard (Cathy) Jones, James (Cindy) Jones and Brett (Paula) Jones, Adam Higginbotham, Jennifer (Russell) Stover, Angela (Larry) Long, Brianna (Dylan) Hindy and Patti Dare, Rick (Shay) Higginbotham, and Ryan (Lisa) Higginbotham; as well as several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews that will all dearly miss him.
Visitation will be Saturday June 22, 2013 beginning at noon with the funeral service officiated by Pastors Marshall Bonecutter and James Ellis beginning at 2 p.m. at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.
Friends may register online at: crowhusseelfh.com.
William Boyd Pierce, 66, of Point Pleasant, passed away June 18, 2013 at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born March 13, 1937, in Barberton, Ohio, a son to the late William Ray Pierce and Ester Mae Rollins Pierce. He was a truck driver for Trans X.
He is preceded in death besides his parents and by brother, Danny Ray Pierce.
He is survived by his wife, Reca J. Pierce of Point Pleasant and daughter, Christina Marie and Steve Cook of Canton, Ohio. Also surviving are brother, Robert Lee Pierce of Lancaster, Ohio and sisters, Violet Hall of Letart and Christina (Joe Sr.) Hall of Leon, as well as several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
At his request, there will be no service or visitation. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.The Deal Funeral Home is serving the family.
POMEROY — The man accused of robbing the Farmers Bank in Tuppers Plains on May 30 was arraigned on seven counts in the case on Wednesday afternoon.
Chad R. Rennicker, 25, of Ripley, W.Va., is charged with six counts of kidnapping and one count of aggravated robbery. Each charge is a felony of the first degree and carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
Bond was set at $1 million, with 10 percent allowed by Judge I. Carson Crow. The Public Defender’s Office in Athens was appointed to represent Rennicker.
According to the indictment filed on Monday morning, Rennicker did or attempted to commit a theft offense while having a deadly weapon on or about his person or under his control and either displayed the weapon, brandished it, or indicated the possession of use of it during the offense.
The six kidnapping counts are one count for each individual working at the bank at the time of the alleged offense. The indictment alleges that Rennicker did commit the crime of kidnapping at Farmers Bank in Tuppers Plains, by force, threat or deception, knowingly remove another from the place where the person was found or restrain the liberty of the other person, to facilitate the commission of any felony or flight thereafter.
A pre-trial hearing is set for 11 a.m. on July 15, with a trial date set for 9 a.m. on August 15.
Rennicker was also wanted by the Belmont County Ohio Sheriff’s Office and the Perry Township Police Department in Stark County Ohio. In May, Rennicker was sentenced on armed robbery charges in Belmont County and has failed to turn himself into authorities to serve his sentence.
He along with Michaela Fritz were arrested on June 1 in Ripley, W.Va.
The arrest of both suspects at an apartment in Ripley began with the surveillance of a white van that the suspects were driving. Rennicker and Fritz went to an apartment complex in Ripley and were followed by officers at that time. In response to the presence of law enforcement, the pair then attempted to hide in the attic, but Rennicker fell through the ceiling into the bedroom of an adjacent apartment. He was captured and taken into custody without incident.
Fritz is currently in South Central Regional Jail in W.Va., being held on $100,000 bond out of Jackson County. She was arrested on charges of aiding and abetting.