OLLIE M. WILT
Ollie M. Wilt, 91, Midland, formerly of Westernport, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born March 6, 1908, in Barton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Minnie (Imes) Somerville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William J. Wilt; four sisters, Sophia Wilt, Elizabeth Weese, Ruth Self, and Ethel Imes; and two brothers, Joseph Somerville and William Somerville.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Westernport Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are four daughters, Mabel Mason, Keyser, W.Va., Myrtle Duckworth, Westernport, Gladys Wilt, Lothian, and Pauline Russell, Midland, with whom she resided; three sisters, Catherine Maul, Crellin, Marie Symons, Deer Park, and Nellie Saville, Cumberland; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport. A service was conducted at the Westernport Church of the Brethren on Tuesday, July 20, with the Rev. Ervin Huston officiating. Interment followed in the Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
DONALD M. EVANS
Donald M. Evans, 85, Oakland, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born March 24, 1914, in Preston County, W.Va., he was a son of the late William L. and Callie (Menear) Evans. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Earl L. Evans.
He was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired meat cutter.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Gladys (Bolyard) Evans; three sons, Dale E. Evans, Oakland, Donald R. Evans Sr., Thomas, W.Va., and George W. Evans, Swanton; one daughter, Connie Thomas, Katy, Texas; one sister, Ruth Reese, Mtn. Lake Park; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was conducted earlier today, July 22, with the Rev. David Kisamore officiating. Interment was in Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland.
The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 378, Oakland, MD 21550.
S. ROSS HARVEY
S. Ross Harvey, 87, Clarksburg, W.Va., died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at Heartland of Clarksburg.
Born Oct. 28, 1911, in Hazelton, W.Va., he was a son of the late Calvin Guy and Dessa (Callis) Harvey. He was also preceded in death by one brother, the Rev. W. Ward Harvey, and one sister, Virginia Rembold.
He had been employed by Monongahela Power Company for more than 40 years as a substation operator and dispatcher, and retired in 1976. He was a member of the Stealey United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Kathryn (Stemple) Harvey; two sons, David C. Harvey, Lambertsville, Mich., and James E. Harvey, Newark, Del.; one sister, Mary Selders, Russell, Ky.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, where a service was conducted Wednesday, July 21, with the Rev. Susan Rector officiating. Interment was in the Aurora (W.Va.) Cemetery.
ANNA D. EVANS
Anna D. Evans, 68, Grafton, W.Va., formerly of Oakland, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at the Rosewood Nursing Home, Grafton.
Born March 30, 1931, in Oakland, she was a daughter of the late Gilmer S. and Anna T. (Duckworth) Tichnell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Evans Jr., in 1982; two sisters; and three brothers.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda L. Anderson, Loch Lynn, Patty A. Jackson, Cumberland, and Tina M. Rucker, Grafton; one sister, Florence Carrington, Hueytown, Ala.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was conducted Wednesday, July 21, with the Rev. Richard Tepper officiating. Interment followed in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Oakland.
JOHN A. GRAY
John A. Gray, 75, Oakland, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Born May 7, 1924, in Central City, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Clara (Gearhart) Gray.
He was a member of the Fairview Church of the Brethren, Oakland, and a member of the First Baptist Church, Hypolox, Fla. He graduated from Clarion (Pa.) College with a bachelorís degree in teaching. He received his masterís degree in teaching in Boone, N.C. He taught school for 26 years at the Forest Parks Elementary School in Florida. He also served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Edith M. (Ritchie) Nine Gray; one son, David Gray, Lexington, Ky.; one stepson, Don Nine, Oakland; four sisters, Dorothy Conover, Camden, Maine, Caroline Lanham, Montgomery, Ala., Leah Glenn, Hagerstown, and Suey Burtonett, Springfield, Va.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday. A service will be conducted at the Fairview Church of the Brethren on Friday, July 23, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. David Moon and Elmer Cosner officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the various veterans organizations of southern Garrett County.
EVA M. CROUSE
Eva Mae Crouse, 73, Elk Garden, W.Va., died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Born Sept. 24, 1925, in Bayard, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Fred and Eva (Cornel) Michaels.
She was a member of the Elk Garden Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Elwood Crouse; one daughter, Connie Paugh, Elk Garden; two brothers, Bill Michaels and Dewey Michaels, both of Elk Garden; one sister, Gladys Newhouse, Elk Garden; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller. A service was conducted at the Elk Garden Church of God on Monday, July 12, with the Rev. Byron Mayberry officiating. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery, Elk Garden.
MABEL A. GEORG
Mabel Alberta Georg, 83, Atascadero, Calif., died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at her home.
Born April 26, 1916, in Meyersdale, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Milton H. and Gladys M. (Shunk) Meyers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Georg, on March 8, 1952, and two brothers, Paul and Francis 'Bud' Meyers.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, and was formerly employed as a dental technician.
Survivors include two sons, Lawrence Eugene Georg, Accident, and Bernard Lewis Georg, San Miguel, Calif.; one brother, Kenneth Meyers, York, Pa.; two sisters, Esther Meyers, Salisbury, Pa., and Florence Davis, Simi Valley, Calif.; four granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, McHenry, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at the Zion Lutheran Church on Sunday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Wilfred Karsten officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
MAXINE V. LECOMPTE
Maxine Virginia Manchester LeCompte, 76, Cornwall, Vt., died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Vt.
Born July 11, 1923, in Gormania, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late William and Leona (Evans) Butts.
She operated Clover Leaf Apiaries for 20 years and later worked for Abrams Department Store in Middlebury. She also worked as a secretary for the U.S. Forest Service in Middlebury, was an original crew member of the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance, and a 46-year member of the Middlebury American Legion Auxiliary, where she was a past department president and a past Eastern Division national vice president. She was also a past state president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Le-Compte; three sons, Kenneth Manchester, Cornwall, John Manchester, Essex, and Brian Manchester, Cornwall; one daughter, Deborah Duval, Bellows Falls, Vt.; two brothers, Charles W. Butts, Baltimore, and Glenn Butts, Gorman; one sister, Phyllis Trickett, Oakland; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted Friday, July 16, at the Cornwall Congregational Church, with the Rev. Gordon Mithcinson and Anne Hancock, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Cornwall Central Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury, VT 05753, or Green Mountain Girlsí State, P.O. Box 396, Montpelier, VT 05601.
ROGER D. LIPSCOMB
Roger Dale Lipscomb, 42, Dry Fork, W.Va., died Friday, July 9, 1999, at his home.
Born Oct. 23, 1956, in Borgman, W.Va., he was a son of Clarice Ellen Messenger Bittinger and the late David Howard Lipscomb.
He worked as a painter. He was affiliated with the Dry Fork Assembly of God Church.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Linda (Cogley) Lipscomb; two sons, Jeffrey Allen McDonald and Kenneth Dale Lipscomb, both of Dry Fork; four brothers, David Lipscomb, Larry Lipscomb, and Marvin Lipscomb, all of Oakland, and Wayne Lipscomb; four sisters, Delores Huffman, Dry Fork, Barbara Nazelrod, Oakland, Carolyn Dumire, Nestorsville, W.Va., and Janet Lantz, Parsons, W.Va.
At the deceasedís request, his body was cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at the Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, W.Va., on Friday, July 16, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Larry Green officiating.
CAROLYN L. MARTIN
Carolyn Long Martin, 57, McHenry, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at her home.
Born March 4, 1942, in McHenry, she was a daughter of Bernice (Edgar) Long, McHenry, and the late Clarence 'Shorty' Long.
She was a graduate of Northern High School and was employed as a customer service representative for the First United Bank & Trust.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Ira J. 'Jud' Martin Jr.; two sons, Ira J. 'Trip' Martin III, and Eric C. Martin, both of McHenry; a twin brother, Carroll A. 'Bud' Long, Morgantown, W.Va.; one sister, Wilma Forney, Ravenswood, W.Va.; and one granddaughter.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, McHenry, where a service was conducted Saturday, July 10, with the Rev. Samuel Wachter officiating. Interment was in the Bridgeport (W.Va.) Cem-etery.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Hospice of Garrett County, Inc., P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.
WILDA W. MASSI
Local Educator Dies Following Lengthy Illness
Wilda (Wolford) Massi, a 30-year educator in the Garrett County school system, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at her home, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 57.
Born Dec. 18, 1941, in Thomas, W.Va., Mrs. Massi was a daughter of the late Harry and Orpha Grace (Flanagan) Wolford.
She was currently employed as the Director of Pupil Services for the school board, and formerly served as principal of Northern Middle School and vice-principal of Southern Middle School. She was a past president of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary educatorsí society, and was a member of St. Peterís Catholic Church, Oakland.
Friends will be received at the Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, W.Va., from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. A Vigil Service will be conducted at the funeral home at 7 p.m on Friday, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peterís Catholic Church on Saturday, July 17, at 10 a.m., with Father Don Parson as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Thomas, W.Va.
The family suggests that memorials take the form of contributions to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.