Theota Elizabeth Hershman Bolyard, 77 of Tunnelton, WV passed away on January 11, 2021 at her residence with family by her side. She was born January 22, 1943 in Parson, WV, daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn Knight Hershman. Theota loved knitting, crochet, sewing, cooking and spending time with her grandkids. Theota is survived by five children, Naomi Hart and Perry, Kingwood, James Russell Deavers and Rebecca, Kingwood, Carl Gene Deavers Sr and Tammy, Tunnelton, Robin Lea Bolyard Pyles and Roger, Tunnelton, Terry Bolyard and Angel, Reedsville; four step-children, Ross Bolyard, Tunnelton, Roger Bolyard and Amy, Kingwood, Teresa McDaniel and Jim, Newburg, Carol Zuchowski and Don, Birdscreek; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two brothers, Robert Hershman and Harry “Pete” Hershman, both of Kingwood; one sister, Betty Shaw, Morgantown. Theota was preceded in death by her first husband, James Paul Deavers, and her second husband, Junior “Snuffy” Lincoln Bolyard in 2009, two grandkids, Carl Deaver Jr., TJ Bolyard, two great grandkids, Brandon Turner and Braylen Louk; one step-son, Gary Bolyard; three brothers, Delbert Hershman, Clyde Hershman and Sonny Hershman. Family will receive friends at Bolyard Funeral Home on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 2pm-7pm and Friday, January 15, 2021 from 10:00am until time of funeral service at 11:30am with Pastor Dave Biggins officiating with proper distancing and face mask required. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton. Online condolences can be made at www.bolyardfuneralhomewv.com. Bolyard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bolyard family.
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