Annabelle Gaunt Tolliver

Annabelle Gaunt Tolliver, 87, of Buckhannon, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born in Kanawha Head on December 9, 1935, a daughter of the late Emmett Jonathan and Favor Audria Sargent Gaunt.

On November 12, 1953, Annabelle married Glen Thomas Tolliver. Together they shared over 45 years of marriage and the joys of raising their children until he passed on April 22, 1999.

In addition to her parents and husband, Annabelle was preceded in death by one grandchild, Jeremy Todd Weaver; and three siblings: Hazel Maude Mullens, William H. Gaunt, and Denzil Brooks Gaunt.

Forever cherishing their memories of Annabelle’s hardworking nature are three children: Stacey Tolliver and wife, Patricia, of French Creek, Terecia Alton and husband, Arthur, of Weston, and Stefan Tolliver and wife, Kimberly, of Katy, TX; seven grandchildren: Marshall Tolliver and wife, Jennifer, Matthew Tolliver, Tiffany Orsburn and husband, Andrew, Brooke Fiber and husband, Clarence, Audrey Tolliver, Pierce Tolliver, and Erik Tolliver; five great-grandchildren: Abby Tomana, Levi Orsburn, Creed Orsburn, Emeri Fiber, and Reece Fiber; one sister, Fern Stewart; one sister-in-law, Barbara Gaunt; and several nieces and nephews.

Annabelle was a member of the Buckhannon-Upshur Class of 1955, Tennerton United Methodist Church, Fred Brooks Garden Club, CEOS, Quilters at Heart, Upshur County Historical Society, Litter Board, and The Former Bailey Ridge Schoolhouse Committee. Annabelle loved the Strawberry Festival and was awarded the Strawberry Belle and Strawberry Spirit awards. She was also an Upshur County Belle.

Annabelle worked for 10 years as a greeter at Wal-Mart, 18 ½ years at GC Murphy, 5 years as a cook at Upshur County Headstart, and 1 year as a cook at West Virginia Wesleyan College. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, crafting, quilting, cooking, gardening, and watching the birds on her many bird houses and feeders. More than anything, Annabelle treasured her family. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Upshur County Relay for Life, c/o Carol Bowman, 675 Hesper Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201. Annabelle was a member of the Walmart team, the pink ladies.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Clutter Funeral and Cremation located at 21 Elnora Circle in Buckhannon from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023, in the Clutter Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Dwayne Brown and Wease Day officiating. Interment will follow at Upshur County Memorial Park in Tennerton.

We, at Clutter Funeral and Cremation, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Annabelle Gaunt Tolliver. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ClutterFuneralHome.com.

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