Elmer Ables

Elmer Ross Ables

Sunday, June 10th, 1928 - Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Elmer Ross Ables, 91, of Weston passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born in Weston on June 10, 1928: son of the late Perry Ables and Mary O. (Riddle) Ables.

Mr. Ables is also survived by his ex-wife: Ruby Pumphrey, three daughters: Debbie Whitt of Stonewood, Donna Saville and husband Will of Mentor, OH and Delores Grogg and husband Sam of Weston, 8 grandchildren: Gwendolyn Blake, Jessica Sandy, Heather Matheny, Samantha Miller, Caitlann Grogg, Brandi Saville, Breanna Grogg and Harley Grogg and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a special caregiver: Kelley Montgomery. In addition to his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by one son: Robert Ross Ables, three brothers: John, Samuel and Ola Ables and five sisters: Opal Childers, Dulcie Mason, Alma Turner, Dolly Ables and Myrtle Ables.

Mr. Ables worked as a logger and later was a glassworker with WV Glass Specialty Company. He then worked at small engine repair. He last became a security guard at the Weston State Hospital after it closed. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and playing horseshoes where he won several trophies.. He also enjoyed eating at Hardeeā€™s and talking to all his friends. His time serving with the West Virginia National Guard of Lewis County meant a lot to him and he received an honorable discharge.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman Family Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Hardman Family Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Corey Matheny officiating. Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV. Full military will be rendered by the United States Army and the Lewis County Honor Guard. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Elmer may be expressed at

Hardman Family Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Elmer Ross Ables.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Hardman Family Funeral Home
    730 N. Main Ave
    WESTON, WV 26452
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 2:00pm
    Hardman Family Funeral Home chapel
    730 N Main Ave
    WESTON, WV 26452-2248
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Corey Matheny
  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
    JANE LEW, WV 26378
    Full Military honors rendered by the US Army and Lewis County Honor Guard


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Mackie Stout

Posted at 04:49pm
Sincerest condolences to the Ables family. I got to know Elmer over the last 20 plus years. We shared a lot of good times at horseshoe tournaments and many hours of practicing horseshoes at the Mill. Elmer will surely be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Mackie and Beckie Stout

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Posted at 02:37pm
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Robbie Sipe

Posted at 12:59pm
So sorry for your loss , Elmer was a great friend, god bless you all in this hard time.

Anita Wilson

Posted at 11:40am
Many fond memories of Elmer. My condolences and prayers to his family.
Anita (Linger) Wilson

Gwendolyn Blake Posted at 01:19pm

Thank you so much, I love hearing stories. It t helps me Cope.

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