Clay served as board member and president of the West Virginia Press Association and on the board of the American Newspaper Publishers Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, and is survived by his children, Whitney Clay Diller, Ashton deLashmet Clay, Leslie Clay, and Courtney Clay Peraza. His grandchildren are Nathan Clay Diller, Madeline Grace Diller, Kai Ming Agsten, and Ella Proffitt Agsten. He also has one step-grandson, Benjamin Agsten, and three sons-in-law, Brian Diller, Carl Agsten Jr. and Jesus Peraza.
Fran Hollendonner, 1927-2008, served as publisher of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel from 1975 through 1992, but also was a leader in the Parkersburg community and served as mentor to journalists. Following his retirement, Hollendonner served as a newspaper consultant.
Hollendonner, who also worked as editor of The Intelligencer in Wheeling and newspapers in Beaver County, Pa., and Schenectady, N.Y., was secretary-treasurer and board member of West Virginia Press Association.
In 2001, the association honored Hollendonner with the Adam R. Kelly Award as the state's premier journalist.
Hollendonner is survived by his wife Carolyn, son Reed and wife Arlene, daughter Susan H. Stewart and husband Bill, two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and one great-step-grandchild.
Plaques in honor of both men will be prepared and mounted in the Hall of Fame room, maintained at the P.I. Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University.