October 7, 1985 - February 1, 2014
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends..."
"Michael Dale Garrett, 28, of Clarksburg, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014, doing what he loved and lived for in the line of duty....
He began his EMS and firefighter career at the age of 15 by attending the Junior EMS Camp at Harrison County EMS and at 16 as junior firefighter at Nutter Fort Fire Department. He was currently the treasurer and many things for the fire department. Michael became a first responder, an EMT-B and EMT-I. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. His passion in life was helping others; he also had a great sense of humor and a smile for everyone. He has worked and helped many EMS and Fire Departments in the surrounding counties and even several states...
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Julia Foley on October 8, 2020. Julia served the Town of Nutter Fort with dedication and distinction for 35 years. Julia's career as a public servant will stand as a timeless example for countless others. Our hearts are extremely heavy as we all work to process the passing of Julia. Please join us in offering sincere condolences to her family, loved ones, and the staff of the Town of Nutter Fort. Julia's commitment to the citizens of Nutter Fort, which spanned over three decades, will never be forgotten.
Julia Ann Knight Foley, 54, of Bridgeport, WV, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Philippi, WV, on April 14, 1966 a daughter of Paul Raymond and Vera Mae Bean Knight of Grafton, WV. Julia is also survived by her husband of nearly 34 years, Brian Foley, who resides at their home in Bridgeport. In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by two brothers, Larry Knight of Amite, Louisiana, and Dana Knight of Parkersburg; one sister, Paula Fawn and husband Gary of Lakeland, Florida; her mother-in-law, Rosa Foley; as well as several nieces and nephews. Julia was a 1984 graduate of Grafton High School and West Virginia Business College. She was the Treasurer for the City of Nutter Fort with 35 years of service.
Julia enjoyed spending time with her horses and loved horseback riding. She was a loving wife, sister, aunt, and was especially attentive to her parents.
Yesterday, we lost our longtime public servant, Councilmember Donald “Duck” Webster. The Town of Nutter Fort mourns the loss of a sincere community leader and friend.
Duck accomplished many things for our Town as Councilmember, Recorder, and Mayor. All who knew Duck knew of his passion for Nutter Fort and the well-being of its people. Duck was upbeat and positive thinking. He made encouraging and lasting impressions on all elected officials and Town staff and immediately bonded with those around him. Councilmember Webster has been a staple in this community for many decades.
He will truly be missed. Our prayers are with his daughter Danielle and her family. May God comfort them through this incredibly difficult time.
Donald “Duck” L. Webster, 73, of Nutter Fort, WV passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. He was born March 12, 1947 in Clarksburg, the son of the late Daniel Warren and Orpha Lillian Hull Webster.
Duck was a proud graduate from Roosevelt Wilson “RW” High School in Nutter Fort in 1965 where he was Senior Class President and captain of the basketball team and played football. He served his country in the United States Air Force serving in the Vietnam War. Duck entered his employment following alongside his father’s business as a wallpaper hanger. His work was truly a work of art and was the top paper hanger in the area. Duck was also in city government for thirty-six years. His political career started as a write in candidate in the 1985 Town of Nutter Fort Election. He won by the largest margin and the victory even caught the eye of CNN. He was recorder for eight years. In 1993 he won the seat of council member. After sixteen years of holding positions as recorder and council member, he felt prepared to serve as Mayor of Nutter Fort. In 2001, he succeeded and then in 2003 he won the honor of West Virginia Municipal League Mayor of the year. He has stayed in office with the exception of a four-year period. He is currently a councilman in Nutter Fort. Duck loved the Town of Nutter Fort and his public service will not be forgotten. Duck also served as President of Bi-County Nutrition in Nutter Fort. His love and compassion for the elderly was a top priority for him. His smile would light up a room and his laugh were contagious. He wore his kindness on his sleeve. His legacy will be continued through his daughter, Danielle; and his grandchildren, Adalyn, Ryker and Grier. Duck loved picking up his grandchildren from school and always took them for ice cream or to the dollar store to pick out candy. His grandchildren were the light of his life and will sadly miss their “Pappy Duck”. Duck was a huge Steeler and WVU fan. Duck hobbies included watching WV football and basketball, golfing with his brother Dan, Earl and Jimmy. He also enjoyed his Saturday Poker Games with his friend Chris Watson. Duck was also a long-time member of the Clarksburg VFW Post 573, Clarksburg Elks, and Clarksburg Eagles. He was a friend to everyone. If you were a friend to him, you were for life. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.
Duck is survived by one daughter, Danielle Webster Johnson and husband, Seth, of Mount Clare; three grandchildren, Adalyn, Ryker, and Grier Johnson, all of Mount Clare; two brothers, Dan Webster, Jr and wife, Mary, Bridgeport and David Webster and wife Patricia, Webster, Clarksburg; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home 124 Olen Thomas Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301 on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 12 Noon 8:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:30PM with Pastor Bonnie Starkey officiating. Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Harrison County Honor Guard and the US Air Force Honor Guard. We will be webcasting the service on his memorial page on the funeral home website. If for some reason the webcast drops, we will finish recording and reload once completed to watch.
Online condolences can be made on DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bi-County Nutrition, 416 Ohio Ave, Nutter Fort, WV 26301. Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the Webster family.