FAMILY OBITUARIES - Maternal
Mary Kathryne Alker
10/9/2001 Clarksburg(WV) Exponent Telegram
CLARKSBURG -- Mary Kathryne Alker, age 88, Clarksburg, diedSaturday, Oct. 6, 2001, following an extended illness.
She was born in Clarksburg March 29, 1913, a daughter of thelate Curtis and Audra Harker.
She is survived by sons, Richard M. Alker and wife Nancy,St. Albans, WV and Bruce K. Alker and wife Patty, Clarksburg; granddaughters, KaraAlker, Texas, Leah Adams and husband, Chris, Florida and Natalie Alker,Clarksburg; grandson, Rich Alker, St. Albans, and two great-grandchildren,Jamin and Kenly Adams, Florida; one brother, Robert, Clarksburg, and severalnieces and nephews.
Her husband of 57 years, P.K. Alker, preceded her in deathin 1991. Also preceding her in death were four brothers, Herb Harker, Dallas,TX, Eugene Harker, Phoenix, AZ, Harold Harker, Clarksburg, and Jack Harker,Clarksburg.
Mrs. Alker was a graduate of Washington Irving High School.She had been an active member of the First United Methodist Church inClarksburg and was involved in all facets of church life. She was instrumentalin the acquisition of the carillon steeple bell system for the church.
She had also been a diligent worker with the Goff PlazaGarden Club in their numerous area beautification projects. She had enjoyedreading and was a member of the Clarksburg Coterie. Her participation as amember of the United Hospital Center Auxiliary brought her unmeasured happinessand satisfaction, and during her 19 years as a member, she served 17 years asGift Shop chairman.
At the time of her retirement, Mrs. Alker was presented areplica of a plaque placed in the hospital gift shop commemorating her years ofdedication in assisting the auxiliary efforts.
Friends and family will be received at the Davis-WeaverFuneral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
A private family funeral service will be conducted in theFirst United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, with theRev. L. Craig Michel presiding. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:Memorial Fund, First United Methodist Church, 117 N. 2nd St., Clarksburg, WV26301.
A Davis-Weaver service.
ANNA MILDRED ASHCRAFT
2/17/2002 Clarksburg[WV] Exponent Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Anna Mildred Ashcraft, 83, of Stoneboro,Pennsylvania, and formerly of Little Bingamon, died at 9:27 p.m. Wednesday,February 13, 2002, in the UPMC Horizon Hospital, Greenville Campus, Greenville,Pennsylvania.
She was born at Hundred, November 15, 1918, a daughter ofthe late Howard F. and Bessie Glover Sturm.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville ClairAshcraft, February 1982.
Surviving are 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Don and DianaAshcraft, Daybrook, Roger and Ginny Ashcraft, Fairmont, Glen and BrendaAshcraft, Philadelphia, PA, Fred Ashcraft, Stoneboro; 2 daughters and sons-in-law,Betty and Richard Campbell, Enterprise, Loretta and Sam Weaver, Sandy Lake, PA;24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; andseveral nieces and nephews.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, havingbeen also preceded in death by 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Mrs. Ashcraft was a homemaker and a Pentecostal by faith.
Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston,from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday,February 18, with Pastor Rob Bennett officiating. Interment will be inGrandview Memorial Gardens, Fairmont.
The Dorsey Funeral Home, www.dorseyfuneralhome.com,Shinnston, is in charge of the arrangements.
MRS. ARTHUR ASHCRAFT
10/12/2002 TheExponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WV
SHINNSTON -- Nina Maxine Ashcraft, 82, of PawleysIsland, SC, formerly of 3 Columbia Road, Shinnston, WV, died at 8:30 p.m.Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at MUSC Medical Center, Charleston, SC.
She was born December 8, 1919, in Wyatt, adaughter of the late Alonzo and Lora Duncan Ashcraft. On December 24, 1937, shewas married to Arthur L. Ashcraft, who preceded her in death September 17,1993.
Surviving are two children, daughter, Mrs. Ted(Trudy) Gauer, Pawleys Island, SC, and son, Randy Ashcraft and his wife,Virginia, Plum Run, WV; 4 grandchildren, Christopher Todd Gauer, and his wife,Yvonne, Winston-Salem, NC, Mrs. Michael (Tracy) Haugh, Pawleys Island, SC,Allen Lee Irvin Ashcraft and Travis Randy Ashcraft, both of Plum Run; 2 great-grandchildren,Taylor Haugh and Trey Gauer; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, abrother, Clair Ashcraft, and a sister, Marie Satterfield.
Mrs. Ashcraft was a member of the First UnitedMethodist Church, Shinnston, and The Order of Eastern Star Chapter 103,Shinnston. She retired from Stone & Thomas Department Store.
Friends will be received at the Harmer FuneralHome, Shinnston, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will beat the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2002, with Rev. AliciaRapking officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
Harmer Funeral Home.
CHRIS A. ASHCRAFT
3/23/2001 Clarksburg(WV) Exponent Telegram
CLARKSBURG -- Chris A. Ashcraft, age 47, Fernandina Beach,Amelia Island, Fla., and formerly of Clarksburg, died at his residence.
He was born in Clarksburg, Oct. 27, 1953, a son ofBetty L. Graves Ashcraft, Clarksburg,and the late Delmer W. Ashcraft.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter,Rachel Ashcraft, Ohio; two brothers, Rickey L. and David M. Ashcraft, both ofClarksburg; three sisters, Mrs. William "Bill" (Cheryl L.) Goodwin,Dian E. Ashcraft and Mrs. Jeffery (Judith A.) Hayes, all of Clarksburg; severalnieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenton WayneAshcraft.
Mr. Ashcraft was a graduate of Victory High School, FairmontState College and West Virginia University, where he earned a performanceteacher degree. He was a concert pianistand had taught choral music, having students from kindergarten through 12thgrade. Mr. Ashcraft was also anexperienced restaurateur as owner and operator of the local Villa Restaurant. He had been keyboard artist and vocalist fora Florida band, "Island Spice."
He was employed as a concert pianist and entertainmentcoordinator for the Amelia Island, Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home,329 East Main St., Clarksburg...A funeral service will be conducted in thefuneral home...Monday, June 25, 2001, with the Rev. George Mestopresiding. Interment will be in theGreenlawn Masonic Cemetery.
Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge ofarrangements.
DIAN E. ASHCRAFT
6/27/2001 Clarksburg[WV] Exponent Telegram
CLARKSBURG -- Dian E. Ashcraft, 40, 117 Rose Ave.,Clarksburg, died Saturday, June 23, 2001 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.She was born in Clarksburg, May 8, 1961, a daughter of Betty L. GravesAshcraft, Clarksburg, and the late Delmer W. Ashcraft.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers,Rickey L. Ashcraft and David M. Ashcraft, both of Clarksburg; two sisters, Mrs.William "Bill" (Cheryl) Goodwin and Mrs. Jeffery (Judith A.) Hayes,both of Clarksburg; a companion, Ernest Asbury, Clarksburg; and several niecesand nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenton WayneAshcraft and Chris A. Ashcraft.
Miss Ashcraft was a 1979 graduate of Liberty High School,and she had completed two years of nurses aide training at United TechnicalTraining Center.
She had been employed at the Heritage Nursing Home, for fiveyears at the Summit Center and was currently working as a care giver at ValleyMental Health.
She enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home,329 E. Main St., Clarksburg from noon to 3 p.m. Friday.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home at 3p.m. Friday, June 29, with the Rev. George Mesto presiding. Interment will be inGreenlawn Masonic Cemetery.
Davis-Weaver Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
FRED B. ‘FRITZ’ ASHCRAFT
6/29/2002 TheExponent Telegram
CLARKSBURG -- Fred B. "Fritz" Ashcraft, Box 517,Route 1, Mt. Clare, WV, died at 7:51 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002, in UnitedHospital Center.
He was born in Clairton, PA, February 11, 1922, a son of thelate A.J. Ashcraft and the late Violet Pyle Ashcraft.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Eleanor CrivelliAshcraft, whom he married February 19, 1948; one son and daughter-in-law, DanL. and Serena Ashcraft, Rt. 1, Mt. Clare; one brother, James Ashcraft and onesister, Virginia Cole, both of Pittsburgh, PA; six grandchildren, David Utt,Kristie Aley, Michael Utt, Steven Ashcraft, Becky Donnellan and Shane Springer;six great grandchildren, Aaron Aley, Arika Aley, Aleesia Aley, Joey Utt, DavidMcGee and Ashley McGee.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary"Libby" Ashcraft Donnellan and one brother, Arthur Ashcraft.
Mr. Ashcraft was a Methodist. He had attended South HillsHigh School in Pittsburgh.
He was a dedicated golf enthusiast and served as Marshall atBel Meadow Country Club. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran.
"Fritz" had been employed at Sears Roebuck Companyfor 14 years and retired as Building Supervisor from Baughman Towers, Philippi,WV.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home,329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 and 7-9p.m. Sunday.
A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral homeMonday, July 1, 2002, at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Kenny Kendall presiding.
Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
FREDERICK WAYNE ASHCRAFT
8/27/2001 Clarksburg(WV) Exponent Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Frederick Wayne Ashcraft, 62, of Tetrick Road,Shinnston, died suddenly at 12:42 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, in UnitedHospital Center, Clarksburg.
He was born in Harrison County on May 7, 1939, a son of thelate Virgil and Mabel Ashcraft Abbott.
Surviving are his wife, Nina Stark Ashcraft, whom he marriedJuly 26, 1963; two daughters and a son-in-law, Rebecca "Becky"Ashcraft, Morgantown, Lorrie and Jeffrey Stewart, Shinnston; one brother andsister-in-law, Jack and Dianne Ashcraft, Colfax, and several nieces andnephews.
He was also preceded in death by one infant brother, HarryAbbott.
Mr. Ashcraft was a machinist, having retired from NorthAmerican Phillips with 36 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. AirForce and was a member of the Bible Baptist Temple in Stonewood.
Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnstonafter 2 p.m. Monday, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday,Aug. 28, with Pastor Chuck Madaus officiating. Interment will be in the ShinnstonMasonic Cemetery.
The Dorsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ABINGDON, Md. -- Gary Ray Ashcraft, 54, of Edgewood, diedSunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his residence.
He was born in Havre de Grace, a son of Lillie Marie MitchellAshcraft, Edgewood, and the late Harry Raymond Ashcraft.
Also surviving are one brother, Steven D. Ashcraft and wife,Marj E., Baltimore; one sister-in-law, Sharon E. Ashcraft, two nephews, BrianW. Ashcraft and Matthew D. Ashcraft, all of Sicklerville, N.J.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ronald G.Ashcraft.
Mr. Ashcraft was a criminal records supervisor for theBaltimore County Police. He worked in interior design for several years andalso in real estate.
He enjoyed car shows and had an interest in art and cardesign.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday atShinnston Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston, W.Va., with the Rev. Toni Beecherofficiating.
HAZEL S. ASHCRAFT
12/28/2002 Parkersburg[WV] News & Sentinel
Hazel S. Ashcraft, 96, of Glenville, departed this life at1:50 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Sunbridge of Glenville Rehabilitationand Care Center, following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 17, 1906, in Doddridge County, daughter ofthe late James B. and Sarah A. Seese Sweeny. Mrs. Ashcraft retired fromGlenville State College in 1971, and was a member of the Glenville FirstBaptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Richard "Dick"Ashcraft of Parkersburg; one daughter, Doris Jean Dodd of Kintersville, Pa.;six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Ashcraft was the last surviving member of her immediatefamily, having been preceded in death by seven brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Ellyson MortuaryInc., Glenville, with the Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial will followin Sunset Memory Park, Parkersburg. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.Sunday at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville.
1/15/2000 Clarksburg[WV] Exponent Telegram
Rev. James Roy Ashcraft, 92, of Shinnston (Peora Community),died Thursday (Jan. 13, 2000) at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born July 10, 1907 at Bingamon, the son of the lateJerome and Olive Berdie Ashcraft Ashcraft.
He was a coal miner, having retired from Dawson Mines with25 years in the mining industry. He was the pastor of the Bingamon BaptistChurch, having been in the ministry for 40 years. He was a member of the UnitedMine Workers of America, Local #1501, Shinnston.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ervin (Mary) Willhoiteof New Martinsville, and Shirley Berry of Wyatt; one brother, George Ashcraftof Estero, Fla.; one sister, Rose Hamilton of Shinnston; eight grandchildren;14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and his special friend,Mary Martin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by hiswife, Irene Crim Ashcraft, Sept. 28, 1995; three sisters; and onegreat-great-grandson.
Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today at theDorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at thefuneral home with the Rev. Ralph Fouse officiating. Burial will follow in theElizabeth Mason Memorial Cemetery, Joetown.
KENNETH C. ASHCRAFT
2/11/2000Clarksburg [WV] Telegram
CLARKSBURG -- Kenneth C. Ashcraft,98, of Wolf Summit, died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at ClarksburgContinuous Care following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 26, 1901, inWallace, a son of the late Adolphis and Carrie Alda Ashcraft.
His wife, Mabel Pearl FreemanAshcraft, preceded him in death in February 1980.
Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy"Jean" Davis, Wolf Summit; one son, Lee Ashcraft, Wolf Summit; threegrandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was also preceded in death byfour sisters and two brothers.
Mr. Ashcraft was a member of theReynoldsville Christian Church where he had been a deacon. He was a coal minerfor the former Marine Coal Company, Spelter, and was a member of the I.O.O.F.,Wolf Summit.
Friends will be received at theDavis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment willbe in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
KENTON WAYNE ASHCRAFT
7/26/2000 ClarksburgExponent Telegram
CLARKSBURG -- Kenton Wayne Ashcraft, 50, of 104 Rose Ave.,died Monday, July 24, 2000, at his residence.
He was born April 26, 1950, in Clarksburg, a son of Mrs.Betty L. Graves Ashcraft, Rose Avenue, Clarksburg, and the late Delmer W.Ashcraft.
Also surviving are three brothers, Chris A. Ashcraft,Fernandina Beach, Fla., Rickey L. and David M. Ashcraft, both of Clarksburg;three sisters, Mrs. William (Cheryl L.) Goodwin, Dian E. Ashcraft, and Mrs.Jeffery (Judith A.) Hayes, all of Clarksburg; and several nieces, nephews andcousins.
Mr. Ashcraft was Methodist. He attended ITI ComputerPrograming School in Indianapolis, Ind., West Virginia Tech, Montgomery, andfinished college at Fairmont State College, with a degree in chemistry andbiology.
He had worked for N.L. McCullough Drilling Company, in theoffice of Anchor Hocking Glass Company, the city of Clarksburg at the wastetreatment plant as a lab technician, the city of Bridgeport, as asuperintendent of the waste treatment plant, and was the manager of theAshcraft Mobile Home Park.
A graveside service will be held atGreenlawn Masonic Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. today, with the Rev. George Mesto,conducting the service.
MRS. MAMIE ASHCRAFT
2/12/1967 SundayExponent-Telegram, Clarksburg, WV
SHINNSTON – Mrs. Mamie Irene Ashcraft, 63, a resident ofPeora, Shinnston, Rt. 1, died at her home at 2:10 a.m. Saturday.
She was born at Peora, Feb. 11, 1904, a daughter of the lateAsa and Clara Miller Nay.
Surviving are her husband, Paul Ashcraft; two sons, DonaldAshcraft of Cadiz, Ohio, and Earl Ashcraft of Enterprise; two sisters, Mrs. Rex(Ollie) Ashcraft, Peora and Mrs. Dewey (Audra) Mayles of Peora; fourgrandchildren.
She spent her entire life in the Peora community.
MRS. NANNIE ASHCRAFT
12/19/1946 TheShinnston (WV) News
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at theWyatt church for Mrs. Nannie Ashcraft, 74, widow of Wilmer J. Ashcraft, whodied December 14 at her home in Weston. Rev. Oscar Nease, a former pastor, conducted the services. Interment tok place at Shinnston Masoniccemetery.
Mrs. Ashcraft was born July 7, 1872 in Marion county, adaughter of Joseph N. and Martha Louise Spencer Hess. Her husband, a lifelong resident of the Wyatt community, diedJuly 13, 1943.
She had resided at Weston since shortly after the death ofher husband. She has no survivors.
NELSON CLARK ASHCRAFT
9/23/2002 TheExponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WV
CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Nelson Clark Ashcraft, age 57, of Route 5,Box 565 A, Clarksburg, WV, formerly of Summit Park, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday,September 20, 2002, in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration MedicalCenter following a brief illness. He was born in Clarksburg, May 1, 1945, a sonof the late George T. and Dorothy Johnson Ashcraft.
Surviving are, two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Kirsten) Poteet,Greenville, OH, and Mrs. Howard (Holly) Roberson, Piqua, OH; two brothers,Maurice Ashcraft, Clarksburg, WV, and James Ashcraft, Johnstown, PA; foursisters, Mrs. Diane "Ann" Wiseman, Clarksburg, WV, Mrs. BarbaraPersinger, Fairfax, VA, Norma Gallo, Clarksburg, WV, Mrs. John (Linda) Elsbury,Madison, OH; five grandchildren, Bethanie and Gwyneth Poteet, both ofGreenville, OH, Morgan, Cole and Caitlyn Roberson, Piqua, OH; and severalnieces and nephews.
Mr. Ashcraft was also preceded in death by four brothers,Stanley, Jesse, George, Michael and Rodney Ashcraft; and a sister, KathyAshcraft.
Mr. Ashcraft was Baptist by faith. He attended Victory HighSchool before going in to the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in Vietnam. Hewas a member of the Meuse Argonne Post 573 VFW in Clarksburg and the AlcoholicsAnonymous in Geneva, OH. He had been employed as a welder for Marion PowerShovel in Marion, OH. Nelson enjoyed spending time with his family and friendsand will be greatly missed by all.
Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 EastMain Street, Clarksburg, from 1-9 p.m. on Sunday, where a funeral service willbe held on Monday, September 23, 2002, at 1 p.m. with Mr. Randy Wiseman andChaplain James R. Riggs presiding. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial ParkCemetery where military graveside rites will be accorded by the Roy E. ParrishAmerican Legion Post 13 Color Guard.
ESTHER MAE ASHCRAFT BASNETT
4/27/2003 TimesWest Virginian, Fairmont, WV
Esther Mae Ashcraft Basnett, 77, of Mannington died Sunday(April 27, 2003) at the Wishing Well Health Center in Fairmont following anextended illness.
She was born June 18, 1926, at Little Bingamon, a daughterof the late James R. and Edna M. Bean Ashcraft.
Mrs. Basnett was the owner and operator of Cap’s Place,which she ran with her husband, and later owned A&E Place in Mannington.She was a member of the DAV Auxiliary, Fairmont, and the Elks and VFWauxiliaries in Mannington, and was a Protestant by faith.
She is survived by one daughter, Judy Burnsworth of McHenry,Md.; one brother, James Ashcraft of Plum Run; four sisters and brothers-in-law,Mildred and Tom Raper, and Betty and Ronnie Burnett, all of Akron, Ohio; RubyBasnett of Sullivan, Ohio, and Janice and Perry Thorne of Mannington; and agrandson, Mark Burnsworth of McHenry, Md.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by herhusband, Casper E. “Cap” Basnett in 1969; a grandson, Mike Burnsworth; abrother, Thomas Ashcraft; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, LouiseLafferty, and Celestine and Hubert Dalton.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at theMannington Memorial Park, Buffalo Road, with Pastor Joe Spiker officiating.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Dent-Hutson Funeral Home.
BETTY BELTON BROWN
11/20/2002 TimesWest Virginian, Fairmont, WV
Betty Belton Brown, 64, of Fairmont, died Monday (Nov. 18,2002) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Dayton, Ohio, a daughter ofthe late Emmanuel and Bernice Crim McLemore.
She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who enjoyedcooking, shopping, bingo and going to church.
She is survived by her husband, Leo Brown of Fairmont; herfirst husband, Alfred E. Belton Sr. of Dayton; four sons, Alfred E. Belton Jr.and Larry Belton, both of Dayton, Irving Belton of Atlanta, Ga., and EmmanuelLee Belton of Fairmont; four daughters, Alagrea Belton of Dayton, YvetteBelton, Charlene Belton and Shaton Belton Hall, all of Fairmont; four sisters,Grace Lyons, Mable Lauro, Fannie Blow and Lorene McLemore, all of Dayton, 38grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; a great aunt, Vera Banks of Dayton;several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by twosons, Kenneth and Antonio Belton; and one brother, Larry McLemore.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at theMiracle Revival Center, 685 Maple Ave., Fairmont. Services will be held at 1p.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Johnnie Mae Miller officiating.Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont. The JG Lampkin FuneralHome is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. ROENA BURNS
Shinnston, Feb. 6.--Mrs. Roena Burns, 66, wife of Benjamin Burns,of Lumberport, died suddenly of a heart attack at 9:30 o'clock last night ather home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Fridayafternoon at the home and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemeterythere.
Surviving are the husband; three sons, Fred, Bernard andWilliam, all of Lumberport; five daughters, Mrs. Lelia Currey, of Haywood; Mrs.Emma Drain, of Shinnston; Mrs. Alma Hudson, of Lumberport; and Beatrice andRuth, at home; two half-brothers, James and Abraham Glover, of Mannington; anda half-sister, Mrs. Matila [sic] Halpenny, of Bingamon.
ARCH CRIM JR.
10/13/1999 TimesWest Virginian, Fairmont, WV
Arch D. Crim Jr., 62, of Leavittsburg, Ohio, died Tuesday(Oct. 12, 1999) at his residence.
He was born May 24, 1937, at Big Run, WV, a son of the lateArch D. and Anna K., Halpenny Crim Sr.
He was a self employed equipment operator.
Survivors include his wife, Diana Drain Crim, whom hemarried June 26, 1961; a son, Dwayne "Mike" Crim, at home; twodaughters, Arlene Crim of Ocean City, NY, and Mrs. Alfred (Kimberly) Milenderof Warren, Ohio; two brothers, Donald Crim of Braceville, Ohio, and Roger Crimof Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Garrett of Enterprise andCarol Moore of Farmington; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the BorowskiFuneral Home in Newton Falls, Ohio. Burial will be in the Braceville Cemetery.The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American KidneyFoundation.
EDNA M. McINTYRE DAVIS
3/14/2002 TheExponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WV
CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Edna M. McIntyre Davis, age 94, of 1620West Virginia Ave., Clarksburg, died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, in theCountry Living Personal Care Home, Jane Lew, WV, following an extended illness.
She was born at Alvy, WV, on November 30, 1907, a daughterof the late Joseph McIntyre and Mae Carey McIntyre.
Her husband, Harry G. Davis, whom she married on July 30, 1926,preceded her in death on July 14, 1984.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Harry R. (Jack)and Esther Davis, Clarksburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Myrna and John Griffith,Braintree, MA; one sister, Josephine Fantl King of Prussia, PA; eightgrandchildren, Roger Davis, Karen Klein, John C. Griffith, Mona Salmonte, MaryGoes, Mark Griffith, Billy Griffith and Gemma Mueller; seventeengreat-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces andnephews.
She was preceded in death by six sisters, Marguerite Davis,Pearl Criner, Madeline Romano, Marion Davis, Evelyn Mahoney and Alice Geise;two brothers, Albert McIntyre and Loren McIntyre.
Mrs. Davis previously attended the North View UnitedMethodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home,329 East Main Street from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, where a funeral service will beheld at 1 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2002, with the Reverend Kenneth E. Kendallpresiding.
Entombment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial GardensMausoleum.
MRS. MARY DAVIS
1/27/1967 Clarksburg[WV] Telegram
Mrs. Mary Lavena Davis, 75, of Brown, died Jan. 25 at 10:40p.m. at a Pine Bluff nursing home.
She was born Nov 27, 1892, in Doddridge County, a daughterof the late Caleb and Anne Barker Ashcraft.
Surviving are her husband, Oral Davis; three sons, GailDavis, Wallace, Paul Davis, 103 Grove Ave., Clarksburg and Roy Davis, Creaton,Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Mamie Cooper, Wallace, Mrs. Evastine Morris, Rt. 2,Wallace; two sisters, Mrs. Elva Smith, Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Ethel Smith,Brown; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Brown Baptist Church.
DAVID FLOWERS SR.
11/02/2002 TheParkersburg [WV] News & Sentinel
DavidFlowers Sr., 58, of Parkersburg, died Oct. 31, 2002, at his residence.
He was born May 22, 1944, in Parkersburg,a son of the late George and Opal Workman Flowers. He was a U.S. Army veteranof the Vietnam Conflict, where he received the Marksman Badge, Vietnam ServiceMedal, National Defense Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He wasself-employed in the construction business for the past 30 years, and his wholelife revolved around his family and friends. His favorite past times werehunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 37years, Janet Barker Flowers; one son, David Flowers Jr.; one granddaughter,Ciara Ann; three sisters, Jean Uhl, Mark Lou Foggin and Carolyn Astinson, allof Vienna; and three brothers, Jerry Flowers and Steve Flowers, both of Vienna,and John Flowers of Parkersburg.
He was preceded in death by hisparents; and one sister, Jo Ann Davis.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home,Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, with Pastor David Chisholm officiating. Burialwill be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, with full military honors by American LegionPost 15. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today and 4-9 p.m. Sunday.
MRS. EVA FORE
1/14/1967Clarksburg [WV] Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Mrs. Eva Blanch Fore,79, a resident of Shinnston, died in St. Mary's Hospital, Clarksburg, at 8:15p.m. Friday.
She was born Feb. 22, 1887, atPeora, a daughter of the late James and Minerva Haggerty.
She was first married to WilliamFortney of Wyatt and to this union was born one son, Dennis Neal Fortney, whosurvives at Shinnston. She was latermarried to Edgar Fore, who is deceased. She is also survived by one brother and four sisters: Harland Haggerty,Wyatt, Mrs. Dessie Heldreth, Shinnston, Mrs. Kizella Swain, Akron, Ohio, Mrs.Lela Sutrm, Sarasota, Fla., and Miss Florida Haggerty of Shinnston. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
One brother and three sisters aredeceased.
Mrs. Fore was a member of the EUBChurch at Wyatt.
MRS. MELVIN S. FRAME
7/6/1974 The Clarksburg[WV] Exponent
MANNINGTON -- Mrs. Ruby May Frame, 75, of Harter Hill, Rt.1, Worthington, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Blair Crayton, ofBigamon [sic] Junction, following a three-year illness.
She was born May 4, 1899, on Camp Run, near Curtisville, adaughter of the late Joshua Lonard [sic] (Lonnie) and Rosa Bell Martin Bice.
She was thrice married. First to David L. Lawlis, next to Archibald C. McDougal and later toMelvin S. Frame, all of whom preceded her in death.
Surviving are seven children, Kenneth Lawlis, at home; Mrs.Jewel Crayton and James Audry McDougal, both of Rt. 1, Worthington, Mrs. MollyKatherine White, Fresno, Calif., Harry Lester McDougal, Stockwood, Ga., ThomasRaymond and Walter Riley McDougal, both of Canton, Ohio; four step-children; 11grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel King, Mrs.Opal Dabarko, and Mrs. Beryl Eckerment, all of Canton, Ohio and Mrs. NellieStevens, of Rachael; three brothers, Darrell Bice, Bergholz, Ohio, David Bice,Glade Fork, Rt. 2, Mannington and Bronson Bice, Canton, Ohio.
One sister, Pearl Bice, preceded her in death.
9/14/2000 TimesWest Virginian, Fairmont WV
Rose M. Hamilton, 76, of Shinnston, died Wednesday (Sept.13, 2000) at her residence.
She was born Nov. 29, 1923, at Glady Fork, the daughter ofthe late Francis Gerome and Olive Birdie Ashcraft.
She was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church inShinnston, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #31, Shinnston.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel R. IIand Becky Hamilton of Shinnston; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Sally Riceof Willard, Carol and Steve Crawford of Morgantown, Shirley Berry of Wyatt, andBarbara and Robin Blair of Clarksburg; a brother, George W. Ashcraft of Fla.;nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by herhusband, Samuel Richard Hamilton in 1975; a brother, James Ashcraft; and astep-brother.
Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the HarmerFuneral Home, Shinnston. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Ann'sCatholic Church Saturday. Burial will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
MRS. AUDIA [(sic) Audra] HARKER
1/9/1967 Clarksburg[WV] Telegram
Mrs. Audia Lee Harker, 76, of 131 N. Chestnut St., died at 3a. m. Sunday, in a local hospital following a brief illness.
She was born April 4, 1890 at Brown, a daughter of the lateRobert and Alice Martin Drane [(sic) Drain]. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Harker in February,1957.
Surviving are five sons, Eugene Harker of Phoenix, Arizona,Herbert Harker of Dallax, Texas, Harold Harker of 131 N. Chestnut St., RobertHarker of 161 W. Pike St., and Jack Harker, 222 Woodland Ave.; one daughter,Mrs. T. K. (Kathryne) Alkire of 226 Carr Ave.; fifteen grandchildren; and threegreat grandchildren. She was precededin death by one brother, Thurman Drane [(sic) Drain].
Mrs. Harker was a member of the First Methodist Church, theWomen's Society of Christian Service, and the Frances Willard Sunday SchoolClass.
JACK IRVIN HARKER
10/9/2001 Clarksburg(WV) Exponent Telegram
CLARKSBURG -- Jack Irvin Harker, 74, of West WoodlandAvenue, Clarksburg, died Monday, October 8, 2001, in a local nursing home,following an extended illness. Mr. Harker was retired as owner of H&H Salesof Clarksburg. He was born in Clarksburg, March 11, 1927, a son of the lateCurtis and Audra Drain Harker. He was married to Geraldine "Jerry"Harker, who preceded him in death on November 10, 1982. Surviving are twodaughters, Jacqueline Martin, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Richard (Mary Katherine)Helsley, Jr., Clarksburg; four grandchildren, William Harker, New York, NY,Kiana Murphy, Clarksburg, Kenneth Murphy, Jr., Clarksburg, and CharlesFlanigan, Clarksburg; one great grandchild, Derronne Jackson Murphy; and onebrother, Robert Lee Harker, Clarksburg. He was also preceded in death by threebrothers, Eugene, Herbert and Harold Harker, and one sister, Kathryne Harker.Mr. Harker was a United States Navy Veteran, having served during WWII, FiremanFirst Class, USS New Jersey, was a member of Meuse Argonne Post 573 VFW and wasa former member of the First United Methodist Church. Family and friends maycall at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Rt. 98, Clarksburg,Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday from noon-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., wherefuneral services will be held Friday, October 12, 2001, at 1 p.m. Pastor LarryGreen will officiate. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery, wheremilitary graveside rites will be conducted.
Davis Funeral Home, www.davisfunerals.com, is in charge ofarrangements.
A. L. HEADLEY, 63, TEACHER AT ASU,DIES IN MEMPHIS
5/22/1986 The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, LittleRock, AR
JONESBORO -- Adrian L. Headley, 63, assistant professor atthe College of Communications at Arkansas State University, died Monday atBaptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Headley died of a long-term illness, an ASU spokesman said.
He had lived in Jonesboro since 1981 and had previouslytaught at Salem College in West Virginia and at Central Michigan University.
Before entering the teaching position, Headley worked ondaily and weekly newspapers in West Virginia. Immediately before coming to Jonesboro, he served as chairman of thecommunications department at the University of Detroit.
He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts and receivedhis bachelor's degree from Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts. He earned a master's degree in journalism in1964 from Ohio State University at Athens and later studied toward a doctorateat Iowa State University in Iowa City.
Active as an office is the Public Relations Society ofAmerica, working with both the Little Rock and Memphis chapters, Headley servedas a member of the National PRSA Judicial Ethics Committee and has been apublic relations consultant to several local organizations.
He was a member of the Jonesboro Seventh-day AdventistChurch.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pauline [Martin] Headley; adaughter, Mrs. Nanci Kotowski of Clarksburg, W.Va.; a son, Bryan Headley ofPhilippi, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.
The body was cremated and burial will be in West Virginia.
The Adrian L. Headley Textbook Scholarship Fund has beencreated for deserving students at Arkansas State University. Send memorial gifts to the Office ofDevelopment, P.O. Box 1990, Arkansas State University, State University,Arkansas 72467.
[ADRIAN L. HEADLEY]
JOURNALIST AND EDUCATOR DIES AT 63
Undated, ArkansasGazette, Little Rock, AR
MEMPHIS -- Adrian L. Headley, 63, of Jonesboro, head of theArkansas State University Public Relations Department, died Monday at BaptistMemorial Hospital at Memphis.
Mr. Headley came to Arkansas in 1981 and served at ASU as anassistant professor of journalism and co-ordinated the public relationssequence in the University's College of Communications.
From 1969 until 1981, Mr. Headley was associated with theUniversity of Detroit, where he served four years as chairman of theCommunications Studies Department and also co-ordinated public relations.
From 1965 until 1969, Mr. Headley was an assistant professorof journalism at Central Michigan University at Mount Pleasant. He also was an instructor of journalism andEnglish at Salem College at Salem, W.Va.
Mr. Headley also was editor of the Mason County, W.Va., Newsfrom 1957 until 1959 and served on the news staff of the Parkersburg, W.Va.News from 1959 until 1964.
He also was district superintendent of the Greater New YorkConference of Seventh-day Adventists at Forest Hills, N.Y.
Mr. Headley was president-elect of the Little Rock andMemphis chapters of the Public Relations Society of America. He was a member of the PRSA Southwestdistrict judicial panel, a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honorsociety, at Detroit, and a former member of the Society of ProfessionalJournalists, Sigma Delta Chi.
Survivors are his wife, Pauline [Martin] Headley; a son, BryanHeadley of Philippi, W.Va., a daughter, Nanci Kotowski of Clarksburg, W.Va.,and two grandchildren.
The body was cremated. Burial will be in West Virginia. Memorials may be made to Adrian L. Headley Textbook Scholarship Fund,Office of Development, P.O. Box 1990, State University, Ark. 72467.
[GARY ROBERT HEADLEY]
INFANT SON DIES
6/22/1944 TheParkersburg (W. Va.) News
The infant son of Pvt. and Mrs. Adrain [sic] Headley of 3200Camden avenue, South Parkersburg, died yesterday morning at the St. Josephhospital. He was born on Monday.
Funeral rites will be held at the Franklin funeral home, thetime to be announced as soon as arrangements are complete.
1/14/1967 Clarksburg[WV] Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Arles B. Hildreth, 85, a resident ofEnterprise, and a lifelong resident of Harrison County, died in the Aliquippahospital, Aliquippa, Pa., at 11:30 p. m. Friday.
He was born Feb. 16, 1881, near Wyatt, a son of the lateJoseph and Rose Moore Hildreth. hiswife, Flora B. Hildreth, died March 8, 1949.
He was preceded in death by two sons, one brother, and onesister.
Surviving [are three] nephews, Joseph McIntyre ofClarksburg, Forest McIntyre of West Union, and Fay McIntyre of Shinnston.
He was a retired store manager for the Consolidation CoalCo., and after his retirement from this, he was in the inventory department,until his retirement several years ago.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
MARGARET LORRAINE JEWELL
11/24/2002 Clarksburg[WV] Exponent Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Margaret Lorraine Jewell, 87, a resident of theSunbridge Nursing Home, died Saturday, November 23, 2002, at the nursing home,following an extended illness.
She was born in Doddridge County, WV, September 29, 1915, adaughter of the late Wesley and Levorda Ashcraft DeBolt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James BradyJewell, in 1993.
Surviving are her daughter, Wyno "Jean" Jewell, ofSalem; one granddaughter, Patty Jewell Roar, Alliance, Ohio; and fourgreat-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, James ByronJewell, and one daughter, Eloise Jewell.
Mrs. Jewell was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant AvenueChurch of Christ in Shinnston.
Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnstonfrom 7-9 p.m. Monday, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesdaywith Evangelist Arnold Kelley officiating. Interment will be in the LionsCemetery at Wallace.
Dorsey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
RUTH N. KROPP
1/1/2002 Clarksburg(WV) Exponent Telegram
SHINNSTON -- RuthN. Kropp, 81, of Route 1, Worthington, died at 12:55 a.m. Monday, December 31,2001, in the Fairmont General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born in Marion County, June 17,1920, a daughter of the late Sherman S. and Icie Mae Martin Glover. She was preceded in death by her husband,Emery Ray "Frank" Kropp, on December 26, 1976. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law,William J. "Bill" and Edna Kropp, Worthington; three grandchildrenand their spouses, Donnetta and Dennis Blair, Teresa and Warren McIntire,William J. "Billy" and Cheryl Kropp, II, all of WOrthington; sixgreat-grandchildren, Mindi Blair, Miranda Blair, Kaisey Kropp, ZacharyMcIntire, Katelynn McIntire and Cody Kropp; and several nieces andnephews. She was also preceded in deathby two sisters, Christine Zirkle, Eva Leola Starkey and one brother, Ira W.Glover. Mrs. Kropp had worked as ahousekeeper in several private homes and was a homemaker. She was a Protestant by faith and enjoyedbeing with her grandchildren, quilting and flower gardening. Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Homein Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, where funeral services will be held at 1p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002. Intermentwill be in the Pine Bluff Cemetery.
The Dorsey FuneralHome, www.dorseyfuneralhome.com, Shinnston, is in charge of the arrangements.
LUTHER N. LEESON
8/15/1961 TheClarksburg [WV] Telegram
Luther N. Leeson, 80, of 2028 West Virginia Ave., a retired workerfor the State Road Commission, died in a local hospital Tuesday, at 4 a.m.,following an extended illness. He wasborn in Doddridge County, July 11, 1881, son of Benjamin and Eliza JaneWilliams Leeson. His wife, Celia V.Martin Leeson, died in September, 1951.
Surviving are one son, Boyd J. Leeson, of Elyria, Ohio;seven daughters, Mrs. R. W. (Nettie) Logsdon, of Aurora, Colo; Mrs. Brady(Ella) Fortney, of Route 2; Mrs. Howard (Eva) Tomey, of Linn; Mrs. Denzil(Frances) Rhodes, of Parkersburg; Mrs. Florence Jones, of 2028 West VirginiaAve.; Mrs. James D. (Hazel Bias, of Colton, Calif., and Mrs. Lewis (Carol)Allen, of Worthington; 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter Day Saints.
[HAZEL (DRAIN)] LEMASTERS
unsourced and undatedobituary
Hazel Lemasters, 68, of N. Fouth Avenue Extension, PadenCity, died Friday, June 21, 1985 in Monarch Manor Nursing Home, Hilltop, W.Va. She was a retired pottery workerand a member of Welyan [sic] Church, Paden City. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kinsey Lemasters,in 1980.
Surviving are two sons, Stanley and Billie, both of PadenCity; a daughter, Wanda Hensel of Brownsville Ohio; five grandchildren; threegreat-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Mowery Trowbridge Funeral Home,Paden City on Sunday where services were held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment in Paden Memorial Gardens, PadenCity.
JOHN B. LUCAS
7/30/1974 The Clarksburg[WV] Exponent
SHINNSTON -- John Basil Lucas, 44, a resident of Bingamon,Rt. 2, Mannington, died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, in West VirginiaUniversity Hospital, Morgantown.
He was born Nov. 15, 1929, on Bingamon, a son of the lateGerald and Catherine Heldreth Lucas.
He is survived by five brothers, Harold Lucas[,] Fairview,Gerald Lucas and Luther Lucas, both of Peora, Raymond Lucas, Four States andEdgar Lucas, U.S. Army, Anchorage, Alaska; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Waneta)Harris and Mrs. Rosalie Lucas, both of Fairview and Mrs. Edward Sharon,Detroit, Mich.
MRS. ALDA MARTIN
1/4/1967 Clarksburg(WV) Telegram
Mrs. Alda Criss Martin, 78, of 975 W. Pike St., died Mondayafternoon in a local hospital following a brief illness.
She was born at Wyatt, Aug. 19, 1888, a daughter of Frankand Julia Ashcraft Criss. Her husband,P. Wheeler Martin, preceded her in death in December, 1957.
Surviving are one son, Keith C. Martin, Centerport, LongIsland, N. Y., an employe [sic] of the National Broadcasting Co.; one brother,Harvey Criss, Fairmont; four grandchildren, Mrs. Patricia Martin Thompson,Chicago, Ill., John Walton Martin Jr., Locust Valley, Long Island, serving withthe U. S. Navy, Miss Marsha Karol Martin and Miss Connie Marie Martin, both ofCenterport, Long Island, three great-grandchildren and several nieces andnephews.
She was preceded in death in 1946 by one son, John WaltonMartin, and three brothers.
Mrs. Martin was a member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church.
IVAN R. MARTIN
(unsourced, undatedobituary, 1983)
SHINNSTON -- Ivan R. Martin, 78, of Four States, died at3:45 a.m. Thursday, May 19, in West Virginia University Medical Center,Morgantown.
He was born Jan. 29, 1905, on Long Run, Harrison County, ason of the late Wyatt and Alice Martin.
Surviving are his wife, Emma Powell Martin, whom he marriedMay 8, 1930; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Heater, Augusta; three sons,Ivan D. Martin, Roger Martin and James Martin, all of Four States, twpbrothers, Earl Martin, Bingamon and Garnet Martin, Oak Point; a half brother,Gail Martin, Four States; 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren...
JACOB L. MARTIN
unsourced and undatedobituary
Jacob L. Martin, age 77, died Friday morning, December 28,at his home here [Wetzel County, WV] following an illness of five weeks.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clockfrom the M. E. Church, South, with Rev. R. P. Crumpler in charge. Burial took place in North View cemetery,New Martinsville.
J. E. MARTIN, TRUCK STOP OWNER, DIES
12/21/1964, TheParkersburg [WV] News
James E. Martin, 64, of 1408 Blizzard Dr., owner andoperator of the Martin's Truck Stop, was pronounced dead on arrival at theCamden Clark Memorial Hospital, Saturday night.
He was born Feb. 4, 1900, in Harrison [Marion] county, theson of the late Peter and Amelia Drain [sic] Martin, and was a member of theMasonic Order.
Surviving are one son, James E. [F.] Martin, Morris Plains,N. J.; one daughter, Mrs. Adrian (Pauline) Headley, Salem; two grandchildren;and one brother, Albert Martin, of Shinnston.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion [Mary] Martin,two brothers, and four sisters.
Friends may call at the Shaver and Co. funeral home after 6p.m. today, where arrangements are incomplete.
MRS. MARY MARTIN FUNERAL SERVICE TO BE TOMORROW
10/19/1961 TheParkersburg [WV] News
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Martin, 58, 1408Blizzard Dr., who died yesterday morning in St. Joseph's hospital, will be heldat 2 p.m. Friday at the South Parkersburg EUB Church on Rayon Dr.
The Rev. C. V. Tate will officiate and burial will be in Mt.Olivet cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Thelma Browning, Pat Parsons, HazelRoth, Jean Smith, Janie Carmichael and Mary Rose Halpenny.
Mrs. Martin, who died after a long illness, was the wife ofJames E. Martin, owner and operator of Martin's restaurant on Blizzard Dr.
She was a member of the South Parkersburg EUB Church.
Born July 18, 1903, at Metz, Marion county, she was a daughterof the late Charles Halpenny and Mrs. Tillie Glover Halpenny, now living inEnterprise. She had lived inParkersburg since 1928.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by ason, James P. [F.] Martin, Morris Plains, N. J.; a daughter, Mrs. AdrianHeadley, Parkersburg; two grandchildren; six brothers, Arley Halpenny, Ida May,W. Va., Harvey Halpenny, Monongah, George Halpenny, Peoria [Peora], W. Va.;Howard Halpenny, Ohio, Charles and Herbert Halpenny, Enterprise.
Three sisters also survive: Mrs. Effie Channel, Parkersburg,Mrs. Reva Horner, Wintersville, O., and Mrs. Anna Crim, Enterprise.
Friends may call at the Shaver & Co. funeral home untilnoon Friday. The body then will betaken to the church to lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m.
6/10/1999 Clarksburg[WV] Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Okey Thomas Martin, 67, of Chiefton Community,died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at his residence following an extendedillness.
He was born Feb. 14, 1932, in Wyatt, a son of the late ArchL. and Opal Marie Walls Martin. Hiswife, Doris Jean Riley Martin, preceded him in death on June 30, 1986.
Surviving are four sons, Roger Martin and Robert Tom Martin,both of Fairmont, Jeffrey Martin, Chiefton, and David Wayne Martin, Enterprise;four daughters, Mrs. Joseph "Darlene" Butler, Clarksburg, Wanda JoyceShanks, Newark, Ohio, Carol Jean Hall, Fairmont, and Mrs. Thomas "KarenKolleen" Cappiello, Shinnston; one brother, Dale Martin, SHinnston; onesister, Mrs. Harold "Imogene" Owens, Wyatt; 24 grandchildren, 18great-grandchildren, two aunts, and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon SueMartin; and one brother, Earnest Martin.
Mr. Martin was a veteran of the Korean War, having served inthe U.S. Army.
He was a coal miner and a construction worker for manyyears.
Mr. Martin attended the Church of Christ in Bridgeport.
Friends will be received at the Dorsey Funeral Home inShinnston from 7-9 today and after 2 p.m. Friday.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in the Shinnston MasonicCemetery.
PEARL RUTH (LEEDY) MARTIN
6/19/1999 TheColumbus [OH] Dispatch
MARTIN Pearl Ruth (Leedy) Martin, age 68, of Hilliard, Wednesday,June 16, 1999. Member of the First Calvary Enterprise Baptist Church. Gave herlife to Christ March 18, 1965. Church was her life. Preceded in death byhusband Melvin Martin, August 6, 1996, father Walter Leedy, mother PearlButcher Leedy, twin brother Paul, who died at birth; also preceded in death bymother Mollie (Robinson) Leedy, who raised her as her own, brother Walter Lee"Jack" Leedy and 3 sisters Agnes, Gladys and Josephine. Survived bydaughter, Duchess Martin; son, Glen Martin, both of Columbus; 2 sisters, BessieHuff of Argillite, Ky., Christine (Jim) Preston; brother, William (Donna)Leedy, all of Columbus; many nieces, nephews, cousins and good neighbors thathelped her so much. Family will receive friends 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at theTIDD FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, where funeral service will beheld 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastor William Jack Phillips officiating. IntermentWesley Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to theArthur G. Jamses Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.
QUILLAN H. MARTIN
8/26/1948 TheShinnston (WV) News
Quillan H. Martin, 77, died Monday at his home atWorthington. He became ill Sunday of aheart attack.
Mr. Martin was born August 1, 1871 on Harter Hill, a son ofElihu and Mary Smith Martin. He leavestwo sons, Chester of Fairmont and Harry, of Cleveland, Ohio, and a daughters,Mrs. Flossie Kuntz of Worthington. Ellis A. Martin of Farmington is a brother.
RUSSELL H. MARTIN
1/11/1967 Clarksburg[WV] Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Russell H. Martin, 83, a resident of Wyatt,died in the Harrison Nursing Home at Shinnston at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday following alingering illness.
He was born at Wyatt, Feb. 25, 1883, a son of the lateWilliam and Delia Martin.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma Rife Martin; two sisters,Mrs. Nell Diagini, Brooklyn, N. Y., and Mrs. Blance De Witt, Irvona, Pa.; twonephews and three nieces; three stepchildren John Skidmore, Hamilton, Ohio;Mrs. Eleanor Clark, Bridgeton, N. J., and Mrs. Betty Carder, Shinnston.
Mr. Martin was a retired employe [sic] of the ConsolidationCoal Co., at Owings. He was a member ofUnited Mine Workers of America, Owings Local and the EUB Church at Shinnston.
ZELLEN R. MARTIN
9/11/2002 TheParkersburg [WV] News & Sentinel
Zellen Robinson Martin, 99, of Coolville, passed awayTuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born Oct. 11, 1902, in Clarksburg, W.Va. She wasretired after 40 years of service from the A.B. Chance Co., where she was an inspector.She was a member of the United Methodist Church, south Parkersburg, attendedDecatur Church and Gospel Baptist Church, Torch, Ohio. Zellen's church familywas a very important part of her life, and she enjoyed her beautiful rosegardens.
She is survived by three grandsons and their spouses, Pauland Dottie Thompson of Coolville, Greg and Diana Thompson of Marietta, and Jimand Dorothy Thompson of Toledo, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren; fourstepgreat-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; special friends MaryGriffith and Edith Ward; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Martin;one daughter, Mildred Thompson; one infant daughter; one son-in-law, GlenThompson; one great-great-grandson, Tyler Thompson; and several brothers andsisters.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Lambert-TatmanFuneral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg. Interment will follow at the EvergreenSouth Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeralhome.
MINNIE LOUISE MATHENY
12/27/2001 Clarksburg[WV] Exponent Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Minnie Louise Matheny, 60, of Rt. 1, Shinnston,died Monday, December 24, 2001, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg,following a brief illness. She was born at Fairmont, March 19, 1941, a daughterof the late Postal Edward and Lena Gripper Martin. She is survived by herhusband, Ernest Marvin Matheny, whom she married May 13, 1960; 1 son anddaughter-in-law, Larry and Cynthia Matheny, Roanoke, Virginia; 3 daughters andsons-in-law, Brenda and Quintin "Gene" Smith, Bedford, Virginia,Nancy and Rodney Hunter, Pine Bluff, Laura Jo Matheny, Weirton, WV; 7grandchildren, Aaron M. Matheny, Roanoke, Ginny Smith, J.D. Smith, ChristinaSmith, all of Bedford, Kayla Hunter, Pine Bluff, Alex Floyd, Andria Floyd, bothof Weirton; 3 brothers, Postal Martin, Pine Bluff, Edward "Bud"Martin, Wyatt, Michael Martin, Hawks Nest; 2 sisters, Pauline Bradley, LittleBingamon, Judy Ashley, Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. She was alsopreceded in death by 1 daughter, Trenna Darlene Matheny, and 1 brother, GaryCurtis Martin. Mrs. Matheny had worked as a cook for the former A.J.'s FamilyDiner, Shinnston. She was a member of the C.E.O.S., Pine Bluff, and a member ofthe Pine Bluff United Methodist Church. Friends may call at the Dorsey FuneralHome from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.Friday, December 28, with the Reverend Elizabeth Carson officiating. Intermentwill be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Enterprise.
The Dorsey Funeral Home, www.dorseyfuneralhome.com,Shinnston, is in charge of arrangements.
9/14/2002 TheExponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WV
SHINNSTON -- Walter Matheny, 78, of Shinnston, went home tothe Lord on September 11, 2002, following an extended illness. He was born July28, 1924, the son of the late Henry Guy and Lola McIntire Matheny.
His memory is cherished by his wife of 54 years, Anna Lee(Lake) Matheny; his daughter and son-in-law, Donna Lea and Terry Lee Wyke,Shinnston; one son, Terry and daughter-in-law Sharon Matheny, Florence, S.C.;and one granddaughter, Shannon Marie Wyke, Morgantown.
He is also survived by one brother, Henry Lee Matheny andwife Betty, Enterprise; three sisters, Loraine Bryner, Worthington, Irene Hall,Enterprise, and Virginia Lee Minor and husband Sid of Shinnston; and severalnieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Mr. Matheny was a motorman for Consolidated Coal Company for46 years. Mr. Matheny was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy duringWorld War II. He was a member of the Shriners, Scottish Rite, 32nd Degree Masonat St. John's Masonic Lodge 24 A.F.&A.M., Order of Eastern Star 103,American Legion Post 0031, UMWA Local 1501, and was a member of the Long RunUnited Methodist Church.
Family and friends may be received at Dorsey Funeral Home,701 South Pike Street, Shinnston, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday, where serviceswill be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2002. The Reverend ElizabethCarson and the Reverend Pete Roberts officiating. Interment will be in theEnterprise I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Graveside Services will be conducted by St.John's Masonic Lodge 24 A.F.&A.M.
Dorsey Funeral Home, www.dorseyfuneralhome.com
MRS. HARLEY McCLAIN
7/4/1973 TheClarksburg [WV] Exponent
SHINNSTON -- Mrs. Geraldine McClain, 75, a resident ofGlendale, Calif., died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday in a Glendale hospital.
She was born June 4, 1898, at Worthington, a daughter of thelate Joshua and Elizabeth Flowers Hess.
She was the widow of Harley McClain, who died June 21, 1943.
Surviving are two sons, Jackson McClain, Dayton, Ohio, andRobert L. McClain, Glendale; two daughters, Mrs. Barnie (Phylis) Robinson andMrs. Jan Flowers, both of Glendale; six grandchildren and twogreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar (Besse) Harmer, Shinnston, andMrs. Fenton (Hazel) Harrison, Lumberport.
Three brothers and two sisters are deceased.
The body is being returned to Shinnston for funeral servicesand interment.
DALLAS F. McINTIRE
(undated, unsourcedobituary, 1983)
SHINNSTON -- Dallas F. McIntire, 80, of Rt. 1, Worthington,died at 2 p.m. Monday, February 7, in Fairmont General Hospital.
He was born Nov. 21, 1902, in Marion County, a son of thelate Perry D. and Flora E. Robinson McIntire.
Surviving are his wife, Olive Hornor McIntire; threedaughters, Mrs. Bruno (Betty) Stepahick, Hamberg, N.J., Mrs. Roy (Marjorie) Keith,Clarksburg, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Tennant, Fairmont; one son, Walter McIntire,Rt. 1, Worthington; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
One son, four sisters and four brothers preceded him indeath. He was the last surviving memberof his immediate family.
Mr. McIntire was a retired coal miner and carpenter, and aProtestant.
Friends may call at the new Dorsey Funeral Home after 6:30p.m. today.
STANLEY P. MOORE
1/10/2003 TimesWest Virginian, Fairmont, WV
Rev. Stanley P. Moore, 77, of Pine Bluff Community diedThursday (Jan. 9, 2003) at the United Hospital Center following an extendedillness.
He was born June 21, 1925, at Pine Bluff, a son of the lateCarl and Ruby C. Pigott Moore.
Rev. Moore served in the U.S. Army for seven years duringWorld War II and served in the W.Va. United Methodist Conference for 28 years.The churches he served are as follows: Moristown, Tanner, Cairo, Union,Z-Warner, Middlebourne, New Cumberland, Pendleton-Grant, Coalwood, Cameron,Pine Grove-Jacksonburg and Wallace-Esler. He retired in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Moore, whom he married onApril 30, 1954; three sons, Joseph A. Moore and wife Mindy of Hutchinson, RoyMoore of Virginia, and Rex Moore and wife Becky of Ohio; two daughters, RubyElizabeth Carson and husband Gail of Mannington, and Olive Marie Utt andhusband Darrell of Peora; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas, Douglas, Katy, Charles,Raymond and Jeremy Moore, Christy and Philip Carson, Beth Lamb and Amy Utt;four great-grandchildren, Morgan and Abby Lamb, Hannah Utt and Jeremy AllenMoore II; two sisters, Dorothy Fortney of Peora and Helen Shanholtz of Oakdale;and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 5-9 today and 2-9 p.m. Sunday at theHarmer Funeral Home in Shinnston. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at thePine Bluff United Methodist Church with the Rev. Elizabeth Carson and the Rev.David Jasper officiating. The body will lie in state from 12-1 p.m. Monday atthe church.
Interment will be at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens,Quiet Dell. The American Legion Post No. 13, Clarksburg, will conduct militaryhonors.
JOE NEAL NAY
8/1/2002 The Parkersburg [WV] News & Sentinel
HARRISVILLE - Joe Neal Nay, 67, of 410 Glendon St., S.E. Vienna,Va., departed this life on July 31, 2002, at the Inova Fairfax Hospital, FallsChurch, Va.
He was born April 26, 1935, in Pullman. He was retired as a research chemicalanalyst and had previously worked for the Operations Research Laboratory for Electronicsof Boston, Mass.; Boeing Aircraft, Seattle, Wash.; and the Urban Institute andthe Institute for Defense Analysis, both of Washington, D.C. He graduated fromHarrisville High School with the Class of 1952, held a bachelor's degree inchemical engineering from West Virginia University and graduated from theMassachusetts Institute of Technology with a master's degree. He was a veteranof the U.S. Air Force with service in the Strategic Air Command, serving atVandenburg Air Force Base in Nevada.
He is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Joe A. Nay and Eric Nay,both of Vienna, Va., and Kenneth A. and Sheila Nay, Westminister, Colo.; abrother, Calvin Floyd Nay, Parkersburg; and a sister, Eleanor Nay-Childs,Boulder, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph O. "Cooster" and MaryBrown Nay.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Pullman UnitedMethodist Church of Pullman, W.Va., with Rev. William Jemison officiating.Burial will be in the Pullman Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturdayat the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.
Memorials to the life of Joe N. Nay may be made to a local chapter of theAmerican Red Cross.
MRS. NAY, OF ADAMSTON, DEAD
The Clarksburg[WV] Telegram, February 23, 1900
Mrs. Silas J. Nay, aged about 56, died at her late home atAdamston, at 4:30 o'clock, Thursday evening, February 15, 1900, after alingering illness of two years of lung trouble . . . interment was made atEnterprise. The deceased was highlyesteemed by all the neighborhood. Ahusband survives.
2/2/1967 Clarksburg[WV] Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Virgil R. Newbrough, 58, a resident ofBingamon, Worthington, Rt. 1, died unexpectedly while working at the WilliamsMine of the Consolidation Coal Co.
He was born May 10, 1908, on Robinson's Run, near Shinnston,a son of the late Daniel and Cora O'Dell Newbrough.
Surviving are his widow, Pearl Newbrough, three sons and onedaughter, James Newbrough of Shinnston, Ronald Newbrough of Allied, Daniel H.Newbrough of Falls Church, Va., and Mrs. Betty McCauley of Enterprise; threebrothers and two sisters, Carl Newbrough of Long Run, Ray Newbrough of O'Dell'sKnob, Lester Newbrough of Little Bingamon; Mrs. Ida Stewart of Mannington, andMrs. Fanny Campbell of Fances Mine and nine grandchildren.
He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Local4019, and a member of the Church of Christ at Joetown.
[EDITH (BARKER)] NOLAND
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Edith Marie Noland, 58, of Fourth Avenue Extension, PadenCity, died Thursday, March 8, 1979, in Ohio Valley General Hospital,Wheeling. She was a Methodist by faithand a retired pottery worker.
Surviving are her husband, Roy Eugene "Bud" Nolandof Deer Park, Md. and a sister, Hazel LeMasters of Paden City.
Friends were received at the Mowery-Trowbridge Funeral Home,Paden City, where services will be held today (Monday) at 2 p.m. Interment in Glen Haven Memory Gardens,Paden City.
CLYDE ARNETT OVERTON
10/22/2002 TheExponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WV
SHINNSTON -- Clyde Arnett Overton, 58, of Wyatt died Sunday,October 20, 2002, at United Hospital Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Overton was born April 26, 1944, in Harrison County, theson of the late William Overton and Jane Six Overton.
Mr. Overton is survived by his wife of 30 years, June AnnHiggins Overton. He is also survived by two daughters, Mary Lou Overton, athome; Ann Marie O'Dell and husband Tim, Wyatt; one son, Thomas Lee Overton,McComb, OH; two grandsons, Colton and Jordan Overton; several nieces andnephews; one sister, Cindy Higgins and husband Arch, Weston.
Mr. Overton was preceded in death by one brother, ChesterOverton.
Family and friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, 701South Pike Street, Shinnston from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be heldWednesday, October 23, 2002 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Homer D. Hamofficiating. Interment will be held in the Boggess-Scritchfield Cemetery.
Dorsey Funeral Home, www.dorseyfuneralhome.com.
MRS. GARRETT SHARP
6/18/1973 The Clarksburg[WV] Telegram
SHINNSTON --Rosetta May Sharp, 74, died at her home, at Rt. 1, Worthington, at 12 a.m.Monday, following a lengthy illness.
She was born May16, 1899, in Wetzel County, a daughter of the late William and Harriette HornorGlover.
Survivorsinclude her husband, Garrett Sharp; seven daughters, Mrs. Wallace (Jessie)Hall, Lumberport, Mrs. Forrest (Pearl) Sturm, Worthington, Mrs. Gladys Martin,Mannington, Mrs Ernest (Glenna) Nuzum, Shinnston, Mrs. Neal (Peggy) Odenheimer,Key West, Fla., Mrs. Roger (Dian) Richards, SHinnston, and Mrs. David (Judy)Richards, Shinnston; four sons, Garrett Sharp Jr., Barrett, Leonard L. Sharp,Valdosta, Ga., Gilbert Sharp, U.S. Air Force, and Robert Sharp, U.S. Air Force;32 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.
One daughter,three borthers and one sister are deceased.
Mrs. Sharp was amember of the Myers Chapel United Methodist Church.
GARRETT M. SHARP JR.
3/22/2001 TheClarksburg [WV] Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Garrett M. Sharp Jr., 75, of Worthington,Little Bingamon community, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at hisresidence following an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 26, 1925, at Sturm's Mills, a son of thelate Garrett McKinly and Rosetta May Glover Sharp Sr.
His wife, Joanne McNabb Sharp, whom he married on Oct. 20,1974, survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and VickieSharp; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Lee and Jesse Weil, all of LittleBingamon; five grandchildren, Christopher Sharp, Brian Lamp, Jeff Lamp, TaylorNichole Sharp and Alexis Rose Sharp; two great-grandchildren, Alex and MadisonSharp; two stepsons, Robert Lamp and David Lamp, both of Clarksburg; twobrothers, Gilbert Sharp and Robert Sharp, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; fivesisters, Pearl Sturm, Little Bingamon, Gladys Martin, Mannington, PeggyOdenhiemer, Tampa, Fla., Diane Richards, Shinnston, and Judy Richards, LittleBingamon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, one brotherand one daughter, Jerry Sue Sharp.
Mr. Sharp was a coal miner, having retired from EasternAssociation Coal Corp., Joanne Mines at Rachel.
He enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening.
Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston,after 2 p.m. today where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday withPastor Robert Shingleton officiating. Interment will be in the Sharp FamilyCemetery, Bingamon.
9/12/2002 TheExponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WV
WEST UNION -- Denzel D. Smith, 87, of Old Saybrook, CT(formerly of West Union) died Sunday, September 8, 2002. He was born January14, 1915, in West Union, West Virginia, a son of the late James Alvin and LuluM. Drane Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Cowman Smith; and 1 son,J. Phillip Smith of Old Saybrook, CT.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Grace M.Jones, Beulah R. Smith; and 2 brothers, James Boyd Smith and Earl Smith.
Mr. Smith served in the United States Army in the 1930s andin the United States Navy in the 1940s. Mr. Smith was a former teacher andstore owner. He began his business career in Aviation and Submarine work forthe Military sector, working for North American Aviation and Goodyear Aviationand retired at the age of 65 from Electric Boat, a Division of GeneralDynamics. Mr. Smith was a Mason and a member of Friendship Lodge #56 in WestUnion. He was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Old Saybrook, CT.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 14,2002, at 2 p.m. at the Spurgeon Funeral Home in West Union, WV, with Rev. MarkWood officiating. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Saturday,September 14, 2002, one hour prior to service.
Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, is in charge of thearrangements.
CREE G. SWIGER
8/20/1973 TheClarksburg [WV] Telegram
SHINNSTON -- Cree Goff Swiger, 86, a resident of Wallace, diedunexpectedly at his home at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born at Little Rock Camp, Nov. 10, 1886, a son of thelate Jacob and Anna Hess Swiger.
His wife, Hazel Ashcraft Swiger, died in 1965.
Surviving are four sons and four daughters, Howard Swiger, Colliers,Grover (Tubby) Swiger, and Douglas Swiger, both of Weirton, and Cree SwigerJr., Shinnston, Mrs. Raymon (Eviestine) George, Industrial, Pa., Mrs. Robert(Georganna) Robinson, Morgantown, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Lillard, Barnesville,Md., and Mrs. Frank (Anges) Swiger, Wallace; one stepson and one stepdaughter,Hansel Ashcraft, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Roy (Vandora) Griffith,Clarksburg; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was a retired employe [sic] of the Hope Natural Gas Co.,where he had worked for 45 years.
One son, two brothers and three sisters are deceased.
SYLVIA J. "JILL" SWIGER
11/29/2002 TimesWest Virginian, Fairmont, WV
Sylvia J. “Jill” Swiger, 71, of Fairmont died Thursday (Nov.28, 2002) at her residence.
She was born May 24, 1931 in Clarksburg, the daughter of thelate Charles and Mabel Sprouse Moyers.
Sylvia was retired from Owens-Illinois and was a formeremployee of Drummonds Restaurant. She was Baptist by faith.
She is survived by her husband, William E. Swiger; onedaughter and son-in-law, Helen Kay and Matt Stone of Lenexa, Kan.; two sons,John W. Swiger of Jacksonville, Fla., and William E. Swiger Jr. of Fairmont;three grandchildren, Derick, Magan and Bradon Stone.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by twosisters, Helen Nicholson and Genivia Brown; and four brothers.
Friends may call at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave.,Fairmont, from 2-4 p.m. on Monday. The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Mondayin the funeral home with John Conaway officiating. Burial will be at the WestVirginia National Cemetery in Prunytown.
ROBIN RAE WILLIAMS
10/12/2002 TheExponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WV
CLARKSBURG --Robin Rae Williams, age 46, 1311 Richards Avenue, Clarksburg, WV, died at 9:15 a.m.Thursday, October 10, 2002, in United Hospital Center.
She was bornin Harrison County, WV, October 24, 1955, a daughter of Dottie HalpennyMcCartney Kishbaugh and the late Paul Jennings McCartney.
In addition toher mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert M. Williams, whom shemarried September 22, 1972; one daughter, Ashlee Dawn Williams, Clarksburg;three sons, Robert Anthony, Michael Paul and Justin Lee Williams, all ofClarksburg; her stepfather, David Kishbaugh, Clarksburg; one brother, ShawnPaul and wife Amanda McCartney, Clarksburg; five sisters, Patricia Daugherty,South Carolina, Barbara Swartz, Pennsylvania, Paula Smith, Philippi, WV, Mrs.Jerry (Linda) Gowers, Quiet Dell, WV, and Terri McCartney and companion MichaelIsola, Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Robin attendedEmmanuel Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and had worked as a caregiver.
Friends willbe received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg,from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service willbe conducted in the funeral home Monday, October 14, 2002, at 1 p.m. withPastors Bruce McBride, David Masto and Ross Frame presiding.
Interment willbe in Stonewall Park Cemetery.
In lieu offlowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society,Harrison County Unit, 300 A Scott Ave., Morgantown, WV 26508.
BARBARA J. YATES
1/3/1946 The Shinnston(WV) News
Mrs. Barbara J. Yates, 35, wife of Chester L. Yates, died at11 a.m. Friday at her home in Cheverly, Md. Her death was unexpected.
She was born in August, 1910 at Shinnston, a daughter of Asaand Mary Drain Gallaher. Surviving areher father, now of Parkersburg, her husband, a son by a former marriage, MelvinTichenor of Shinnston; four borhters, Archie of Lumberport; David, of Cheverly;Izan and Beuno, both of Parkersburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Cowger ofPlymouth, Michigan and Mrs. Madeline Clutter, of Parkersburg.