Roy E. Connolly Sr., 80, of Davisville, formerly of Calhoun

Roy E. Connolly Sr., 80, of Davisville, W.Va., formerly of Calhoun, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at his residence.

He was born June 7, 1924, a son of the late Francis Marion and Roxie Blosser Connolly. Mr. Connolly retired from Atlas Steel and was a member of the Davisville United Methodist Church.

He is survived by a stepdaughter, Ann Cunningham of Parkersburg; a son, Roy E. Connolly Jr. and his wife, Phyllis, of Davisville; two daughters, Wilda Davis of Sanford, Fla., and Janet L. Lamp of Waverly; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Frankie Mowrey of Creston, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Hazel M. Whytsell Connolly; one stepson, Ernest E. Kemmer; one brother, Paul Connolly; eight sisters, Mabel Bennett, Flora Stalnaker, Grace Nichols, Dorothy Starcher, Virginia Musser, Hazel Fore, Marie Cruise and Francie Connolly; two half brothers, Ralph and Jack Connolly; and two half sisters, Elva Duskey and Nell DeWeese.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg, with the Rev. David Cumpston officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-4 and 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.