Zelma Upton
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Saturday
15
August

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, West Virginia, United States
(304) 457-2121
Sunday
16
August

Visitation

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, West Virginia, United States
(304) 457-2121
Sunday
16
August

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, West Virginia, United States
(304) 457-2121

Obituary of Zelma (Perry) Upton

Zelma (Perry) Upton, age 76, resident of Philippi, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday August 12, 2020 at her residence. Zelma was born September 16, 1943 in Upshur Co. a daughter of the late Henry Charles and Pauline Garlen (Koon) Perry. Zelma was united in marriage to Dever Cole Upton who preceded her in death on August 26, 1994. In October of 1994 she met her companion Jim Ratcliff who survives at home. Also surviving is Daughter Brenda Paugh and husband Vinson of Philippi Son, Edward Paugh Jr. and wife Clarissa of Philippi Sisters, Wanda Bennett of Buckhannon Wilma Bennett of Halton City, TX Waveline Davis of Cheraw, SC Brothers, Melvin Perry of Hinkleville Arnold Perry of Buckhannon Charles Maxwell Perry of Tallmansville Brother-in-law, Franklin D. Upton of OH Grandson, Nathan D. Paugh and wife Kayla of Philippi Step-grandchildren, Karina Poe and husband James of Belington, Justin Thorne and wife Alex of Belington Five step-great-grandchildren K-9 companion, Flash Several nieces and nephews Zelma was preceded in death by two sisters, Ava Mae Perry, and Barbara Kay Perry Zelma retired from Broaddus Hospital, as an ER Tech and various other positions in the hospital having worked there from 1976-2010. She was an avid fisherman, she enjoyed hunting, gardening, and tending to her flowers. Zelma had a heart of gold and was a very caring and loving person she would care for others and anyone in need. Zelma was a born again Christian and was saved with her daughter Brenda at Full Gospel Church in Buckhannon, WV. Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Saturday August 15, from 4-8 pm and on Sunday August 16, from 8 am- 2 pm. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm with Rev. Chad Lewis and Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in the Barbour Memorial Cemetery.
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