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December 12, 2001
Louis Bellish, 81, formerly of Grant Town and Fairmont, died Wednesday, (Dec. 12, 2001) at the home of his daughter in Westminister, Md.
He was born Dec. 19, 1919 in Grant Town, the son of the late Peter and Dorothy Bellish.
Mr. Bellish retired from Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, Md. He was formerly a coal miner in Grant Town before relocating to Maryland.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy H. Bellish; a daughter and son-in-law, Gupsy Jo and Joseph Fleck of Westminister, Md.; three grandchildren, Lora M. Davis, and Matt A. and Jason M. Unkle, all of Westminister; a stepdaughter, Melinda Andrews; a stepson, Joseph Fleck Jr., both of Massachusetts; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Connelly Funeral Home, 7110 Sollers Point Road at Delvale Avenue, Dundalk, Md. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Sykesville, Md.
Deacon Ophearl Lee Bush
December 9, 2001
Deacon Ophearl Lee Bush, 68, of Fairmont, died Sunday (Dec. 9, 2001) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born March 4, 1933, in Fairmont, the daughter of the late Vandus and Lula Poole Bush.
Ms. Bush was a member of the Temple of Christ Church, where she was a deacon and trustee.
She is survived by nine children, one son-in-law, and three daughters-in-law, Phillip R. Bush, Lynn and Viola Bush, Clifford Johnson, Samuel and Mary Ann Jones, Rose S. Johnson, Craig and Ophearl Tucker, Dawna J. Bush, Deanna R. Jones, Franklin and Tricia Bush; 35 grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; an aunt, Geraldine McElroy; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Bush was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Vandus Bush; grandparents, Chris and Willie Christian; and an uncle, George McElroy.
Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday at the Church of God, M.P.G.T., Lewis St., Fairmont. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Phyllis Agnew officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
The JG Lampkin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Lou Clark
December 7, 2001
Betty Lou Clark, 76, died Dec. 7, 2001 at her residence in Naples, Fla.
She was born March 2, 1925, in Worthington, the daughter of the late R.D. Thompson Sr. and Hazel Robinson.
Mrs. Clark was a resident of Naples for 21 years. She served as a registered nurse at Fairmont General Hospital, where she graduated from the School of Nursing. She then served in the U.S. Navy where she retired.
She is survived by a son, Wesley Clark Jr. of Naples, Fla.; a brother, R.D. Thompson Jr. of Worthington; a niece, Susie Hawkins of Fairmont; two nephews, Don Thompson of Worthington, and Kim Thompson of Bridgeport; great-nieces, Gwen Hawkins of Fairfax, Va., and Greta Hawkins of Durham, N.C.; and a great-nephew, Robert Hawkins of Fort Pierce, Fla.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Clark Sr.; her step-mother, Julia Thompson; and a sister, Margaret Lavencheck.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla. 33942.
Sam J. Iaquinta
December 11, 2001
Sam J. Iaquinta, of Connellsville, Pa., died Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2001) at his residence.
He was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Fairmont, the son of the late John and Serfina Iaquinta.
Mr. Iaquinta joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17, serving from 1945 to 1949. He trained at Fort Meade, Md., with duty in Germany.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Connellsville, Pa. where he served as an usher.
He was a 1945 graduate of East Fairmont High School. Mr. Iaquinta served as manager and district manager of Shoe Corporation of America and the Brown Shoe Company. He retired from Montgomery Ward in Connellsville, Pa.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dolores Liberoni Iaquinta; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Christopher and Denise Iaquinta, Daniel Iaquinta, all of Connellsville, Pa.; two daughters, Katrina and Thomas McGuiness and Anita Gistopolous, all of Connellsville, Pa.; five grandchildren, Thomas and Cody Lee McGuiness, Sarah Elizabeth Iaquinta, and Alexa and Austin Gistopolous, all of Connellsville, Pa.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Sarah and Mauro Spina of Morgantown, Leatha Ventura of New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Mary Iaquinto of Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Iaquinta was preceded in death by one brother, Lorenzo Iaquinta.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Vito Martucci Funeral Home, First Street, Connellsville, Pa. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Connellsville.
Robert Hoover 'Robbie' Michael
January 30, 2002
Robert Hoover 'Robbie' Michael, 25, of Mannington died Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2001) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born Nov. 26, 1976 in Fairmont, son of Ernest Wayne and Nancy Ann Cunningham Michael of Mannington.
Robbie enjoyed riding motorcycles, including his Harley-Davidson, and was also an avid motocross racer. He raced at the various tracks in the Lost Creek area as well as others.
He was employed at Northern Sales of Mannington as a certified welder. He had also worked at various other jobs in the area.
He was a 1995 graduate of North Marion High School. He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 388 in Mannington.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing with his nephews. Robbie enjoyed life to the fullest.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fianc', Robin Walker of Fairmont; one sister and brother-in-law, April and Jason Fittro of Mannington; three nephews, Ethan, Hunter and Chase Fittro of Mannington; maternal grandparents, Bob and Becky Cunningham of Mannington; paternal grandmother, Jackie Horne of Mountain City, Tenn.; paternal step-grandmother, JoAnn Michael of Rachel; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Robbie was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Frank 'Doc' Michael; and paternal step-grandfather, Rayburn Horne.
Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today at the Masters Funeral Home in Mannington. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 388 of Mannington. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Cain officiating. Burial will follow at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery.
William L. Blake
February 1, 2002
William L. Blake, 71, of Reedsville passed away Friday (Feb. 1, 2002).
He was born Aug. 24, 1931, at Big Bull Run in Flower (Braxton County), the only son of the late James and Mary Blake.
Mr. Blake served in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 629 in Fairmont. He was employed in the telephone and utility industries for more than 46 years and retired as a manager from Alltel in Masontown after many years of service to the local community.
He was also the owner of West Fork Cable Company, a cable television service provider for many years in Marion County. He was an inventor, with patents for splicing products used in the cable television industry.
During his retirement, he enjoyed hunting and fishing in his native Braxton County with his wife and family and was an avid antique collector.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Gentalee Blake; one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Denise Blake; two grandsons, James and Jeremy Blake, all of Reedsville; one aunt, Ione Blake of Baltimore, Md.; an uncle, Grover Duncan of Ohio; and several cousins.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Waldeck Funeral Home in Masontown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel with Dr. David Spence officiating. Burial will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown with a full military service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520.
Alma Irene Cooper
January 30, 2002
Alma Irene Cooper, 87, of Fairmont died Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2002) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born Sept. 24, 1914 in Breezewood (Bedford County), Pa., daughter of the late Ira Delman and Mary Rebecca Williams Cooper.
Ms. Cooper was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Meadowdale Community, Fairmont.
She is survived by a half brother, Joseph Cooper of Columbia, S.C.; a sister, Gladys Satterfield of Parkersburg; two grandchildren, Kerry Luce of Florida and Sean Luce of Pennsylvania; three great-grandchildren, Austin Russo and Ryan and Leann Luce; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Cooper was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Ann Pickens; two sisters, Marjorie Sinsel and Katherine Zellers; and step-mother, Etta Barb.
At the request of the deceased, her body was donated to medical science.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Obituary courtesy of Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont.
Arthur Joe Lee
January 31, 2002
Arthur Joe Lee, 71, of Star City died Thursday (Jan. 31, 2002) at his residence.
He was born Nov. 11, 1930 in Manheim (Preston County), son of the late Arthur Guy and Ercel Heaton Lee.
Mr. Lee was a faithful member of the Protestant faith and Sunday School superintendent at the Bailey Mission.
He attended both University High School and St. Francis High School, playing football for both schools.
He was a U.S. Marine and a veteran of the U.S. Army 279th Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired coal miner, having been employed at the Pursglove No. 15 Mine.
He was a member of the UMWA District No. 31, the VFW Post No. 548 and the Izaak Walton Conservation League.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Loretta Mae Kirkendall Lee; three sons, Reggie Joe Lee of Wheeling, Arthur Todd Lee at home and Eric Lee of Morgantown; one daughter, Linda Patterson of Youngstown, Ohio; three sisters, Barbara Mayfield, Beatrice Kremer and Theresa Balasko, all of Morgantown; three brothers, Wayne Lee of Cassville, Ronald Lee of Wheeling, and Gary Romec of Georgia; four grandsons; and two great-grandsons.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lee was preceded in death by two sons, Clifford and Jeffrey Lee; and one sister, Phyllis Shiels.
Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today at the Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Hagedorn officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Cemetery. VFW Post No. 9916 of Westover will conduct graveside military rites.
Memorial donations may be made to the TLC Hospice, 3280 University Avenue, Morgantown 26505.
Kathryn Louise Salina
January 31, 2002
Kathryn Louise Salina, 84, of Grant Town died Thursday (Jan. 31, 2002) at Fairmont General Hospital.
She was born May 13, 1917 in McKees Rocks, Pa., daughter of the late Pete and Kathryn Phillip Zick.
Mrs. Salina was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Sue Salina of Newark, Ohio, and Franklin and Jane Salina of Fairmont; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary C. Dennison of Myersville, Md., and Virginia and Jim Pulice of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Adam Zick of Pinellis Park, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Wyatt of Fairmont and Helen Andreysiak of Encino, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Salina was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Salina on Nov. 29, 1980; a sister, Anna Lee; and two brothers, John and Steve Zick.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, Rivesville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Father Leonard Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Opal Marie Swiger
February 1, 2002
Opal Marie Swiger, 80, of Mannington died Friday (Feb. 1, 2002) at Fairmont General Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Masters Funeral Home in Mannington.
William 'Willie' Tork
February 1, 2002
William 'Willie' Tork, 79, of Monongah died Friday (Feb. 1, 2002) at Fairmont General Hospital.
Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by the Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont.
Franklin James Bruno Sr.
June 3, 2002
Franklin James Bruno Sr., 80, of Rowlesburg, died Monday (June 3, 2002) in Morgantown.
He was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Rowlesburg, a son of the late Thomas and Mary Valdesere Bruno.
Mr. Bruno graduated from Rowlesburg High School in 1939. He was a veteran of the Army's 719th Engineers, serving in the North African, Sicilian and Italian campaigns from 1942 to 1945. He was also a member of the Super Battalion en route to the Pacific on V-J Day.
He was a brakeman/conductor for the B&O Railroad for 45 years, surviving a horrific work accident in 1975, returning to work within two years and eventually retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the Catholic Church, the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, the United Transportation Union and the VFW. Throughout his lifetime, he was an active civic volunteer, founding the Cannon Hill VFW Post 2008, originating Rowlesburg Park's Labor Day celebration and Rowlesburg High School's alumni reunion dance. He was honored for his volunteerism by Sen. Robert C. Byrd at Rowlesburg Park's Bicentennial celebration on July 4, 1976. He truly was a prime example of what Tom Brokaw labeled 'the Greatest Generation.'
In his younger years, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, owning the world's greatest rabbit dog, 'Topper.' He was a sports enthusiast, being arguably, Notre Dame's greatest fan, as well as, the Joe DiMaggio-led New York Yankees teams, and later, the Atlanta Braves. He also found time to be a major booster of local sports, following, traveling and supporting Rowlesburg High School's basketball teams, Roberto Clemente's Pittsburgh Pirates, as well as Fairmont State's Fighting Falcons, attending national championships with them in Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Bruno introduced the Jersey shore to his family and friends, who will always remember him for his equipment innovations in catching blue claw crabs at Barnegat Bay. In later years, he was a procurer and collector of antiques, especially glassware, at the local flea markets and auctions, being known as 'Old #555' at Ball's Auction in Terra Alta.
He was a skilled carpenter and builder, his largest development was Rowlesburg's Park, but he concentrated mainly on furniture making and cabinetry, in later years. He was his family's greatest protector and financier, building, procuring and furnishing, first his children's homes and recently his grandchildren's college apartments, just completely furnishing his granddaughter's three bedroom duplex in January.
Mr. Bruno was also the 'personal shopper' for many people in Rowlesburg and elsewhere, providing everything from simple discount groceries from Morgantown, to something as exotic as oysters from Texas, last driving a load up for Thanksgiving 2001. He was a savvy card player, frequently playing poker in Atlantic City, but also playing in casinos everywhere from Connecticut to Louisiana.
He was revered and worshiped by his family and will be missed by many for a very long time.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Wanda Bruno of Keyser; his children and their spouses, Frank Bruno Jr. of Rowlesburg, Richard and Carolyn May of Pasadena, Texas, and Allen and Holly McKinley of Bridgeport; a granddaughter he raised and her spouse, Michael and Sherri Case of Martinsburg; a niece, Mary Cook of Corning, Ohio; three grandchildren, Angela May of Pasadena, and Shawn and April McKinley of Bridgeport; one great-granddaughter, Emily Case of Martinsburg; numerous nephews and nieces; and an eclectic mix of friends worldwide.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bruno was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Gladys on Sept. 5, 1998; a sister, Ann Sagace; a brother, Joseph Bruno; and a granddaughter, Frankie Jo Bruno.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Browning Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, Chestnut St., Rowlesburg. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Father Mark Ward officiating. Interment will follow in Terra Alta Cemetery.
M. Virginia Kirby
Dodge City, Kan.
June 5, 2002
M. Virginia Kirby, 85, died Wednesday (June 5, 2002) at Trinity Manor, Dodge City, Kan.
She was born March 18, 1917, at Knowles, Okla., a daughter of the late William Clarence and Florence M. Strong Kennedy.
A Dodge City resident since 1936, moving from Beaver, Okla., Mrs. Kirby was a saleswoman for Kirby's Western Store, Dodge City.
She was a past member of First Christian Church, Dodge City.
On Jan. 1, 1936, she married Bill Kirby at Dodge City.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Dale Kennedy and wife Elizabeth, and Donley Kennedy and wife Mary, all of Fairmont; a brother-in-law, Floyd Kirby and wife Evelyn; a sister-in-law, Eileen Rima, all of Dodge City, Kan.; and numerous nephews and nieces, including Jim Kirby, Marti Spencer and Susan Hansen, all of Dodge City .
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kirby was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Ralph Kennedy.
Friends may call from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, Kan. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Dodge City. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City.
The family suggests memorials be made to Trinity Manor in care of Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kan. 67801.
Mary Aldine Tolliver Martin
June 4, 2002
Mary Aldine Tolliver Martin, 84, of McKeesport, Pa., died Tuesday (June 4, 2002) at the UPMC McKeesport Hospital in McKeesport, Pa.
She was born Jan. 12, 1918, in Four States, a daughter of the late William and Classie Matthews Tolliver.
Mrs. Martin was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in McKeesport where she sang in the gospel chorus. She was also a member of the McKea Temple No. 322 Daughter Elk, Alpha Council, American Legion Auxiliary, Golden Septer No. 117 Order of OES, and Saber Court Daughter Sphinx.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy M. Sallie of Cleveland, Ohio, Betty J. Holmes of McKeesport, Pa.; one son, William T. Martin, of McKeesport; two brothers, Wesley and Theodore Tolliver, both of Fairmont; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including Robert 'Patch' Thompson of McKeesport.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Enoch 'Buster' Martin; a son, James A. Martin; a great-grandson whom she raised, Eric Martin; and a loving niece, Betty Jean Tolliver Turner on May 12 in Fairmont.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, Pa. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in McKeesport with the Rev. Henry M. Billingsley officiating. Burial will follow at the McKeesport and Versaillees Cemetery in McKeesport.
Obituary courtesy of the JG Lampkin Funeral Home, Fairmont.
Elizabeth Pleasant McElroy
June 5, 2002
Elizabeth Pleasant McElroy, 85, of Morgantown, died Wednesday (June 5, 2002) at Madison Rehabilitation Center.
She was born March 2, 1917, in Fairmont, a daughter of the late Joseph Coleman and Florence Eddy Fleming.
She was a member of the Lynch Chapel United Methodist Church where she served as secretary/treasurer for 35 years. Elizabeth was an accomplished self-taught artist, known for her realism in portraying nature scenes and people.
She was a charter member of the Morgantown Art Association, the Core Community Senior Citizens and other Little Indian Creek Community service organizations.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Stanley A. McElroy; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry D. and Donna McElroy of Little Indian Creek Road; two grandsons, Lee E. and wife Jeanette McElroy and great-grandson, Hunter Morgan McElroy, and Gregory S. and wife Karen McElroy and great-granddaughter, Katy June McElroy, all of Westover; step-granddaughter, Jenna Annon and husband Edward of the Grafton Road; and three sisters, Virginia Eneix, Bonnie Fleming and Barbara Summers, all of Fairmont.
In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Sanson.
Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the McCulla Funeral Home, 770 Fairmont Road, Westover. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Sandra Firth officiating. Burial will follow at Arnettsville Cemetery.
Sandra Sharon Bissett Summers
June 6, 2002
Sandra Sharon Bissett Summers, 56, of Fairmont, died Thursday (June 6, 2002) at the residence of her sister, Jo Ann Augustus, following a brief illness.
She was born March 28, 1946, in Marion County, a daughter of the late Earl E. and Sarah Juanita Watson Bissett.
Mrs. Summers was a homemaker and a Pentecostal by faith.
She is survived by her husband, Randy Carl Summers, whom she married July 3, 1986; two sons, Brad Soward of Huntington, and Howard Soward of Fairmont; one grandson, Jacob William Scritchfield of Worthington; four brothers, Roger Bissett and his wife Sue of Fairmont, Danny Bissett and his wife Darlene of Gypsy, John and Gary Bissett, both of Everson; six sisters, Jo Ann Augustus and her husband Walter of Fairmont, Nancy Campbell and her husband Tommy of Gypsy, Sarah Juanita Pierson of Fairmont, Alice Bissett of Shinnston, Vera and Violet Bissett, both of Worthington; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Summers was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Edward Jr. and Jimmy Bissett.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Delores White officiating. Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Enterprise.
The Dorsey Funeral Home, www.dorseyfuneralhom.com, is in charge of arrangements.
William Neil Hammond
July 11, 2002
William Neil Hammond, 68, of Colfax Community died Thursday (July 11, 2002) at his residence.
He was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Dec. 21, 1933, a son of the late William W. and Jennie Neil Hammond.
In addition to his wife Mary Lou Stevens Hammond, Mr. Hammond is survived by one son, Steven Hammond of Baltimore, Md.; one daughter and son-in-law, JoEllen and Terry Opyoke of Staunton, Va.; one sister, Jean Gregg of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two grandchildren, William Opyoke and Jennie Opyoke, both of Staunton, Va.; two nephews and one niece, Robert L. Gregg III of Edmond, Okla., Terry Gregg of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Judy Fugate of Coppell, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kathy Spitzer officiating.
August 1, 2002
Frank Nicoletti, 77, of Fairmont died on Thursday (Aug. 1, 2002) at his home.
He was born March 25, 1925 at Chiefton, a son of the late Joseph and Philippine Roburoto Nicoletti.
Frank retired from the Marion County Board of Education. He worked in the maintenance department for the Board of Education, primarily at Barnes School. Prior to that he owned and operated State Street Cleaners on State Street in Fairmont. He was a faithful member of the St. Peter the Fisherman Roman Catholic Church and graduated from Monongah High School. Frank served many years as a football referee and a baseball umpire for the area high schools.
He is survived by a brother, Carl Nicoletti of Fairmont; two sisters, Teresa Morgan and her husband Don of Fairmont, and Isabel Glaze and her husband Roger of Colfax; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Margaret Ostrich Nicoletti, who died March 7, 1999; and three brothers, John Nicoletti, Sam Nicoletti, and Pete Nicoletti.
Friends may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter the Fisherman Roman Catholic Church on Saturday at 9 a.m. with Father Leonard Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. A Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Bonnie Sue Rager
June 30, 2002
Bonnie Sue Rager, 58, of Grafton passed away Sunday (June 30, 2002) at her residence.
She was born March 1, 1944 in Grafton, the daughter of the late Alfred and Leora (Fry) Wilson.
Mrs. Rager was Protestant by faith. She was also a housewife and an avid gardener.
In addition to her husband, Richard F. 'Rich' Rager, she is survived by four children, Regina Rager Corrothers and spouse Timothy, Tina Rager Wilfong, Trina Rager and friend Mike Poling, and Lisa Rager Lantz, all of Long Run Community, Grafton; five grandchildren, Brandon Rager, Travis Rager, Justin Lantz, Christopher Wilfong and Kelly Corrothers; one sister, Jo Ann Reed of Deer Park, Md.; three brothers, Frank Wilson of Grafton, Bill Wilson and wife Georgie of Detroit, Mich., and Mike Wilson and spouse of Grafton; one brother-in-law, Harry Summers of Buckhannon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Rager was preceded in death by four sisters, Connie Wilson Summers, Shirley Wilson Riffle, and two who died in infancy.
At her request, she was cremated and a memorial service will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. at The Long Run Freewill Baptist Church in Taylor County with Pastor David Maley officiating.
Presley David 'Stub' Shriver
July 31, 2002
Presley David 'Stub' Shriver, 92, of Fairmont died Wednesday evening (July 31, 2002) in his residence.
He was born March 12, 1910 in Fairview, a son of the late Abe and Mary Ellen Lemley Shriver.
Mr. Shriver was a Methodist by faith. He was retired from FMC Corporation of Fairmont in 1980 after several years of service, and worked in the maintenance and millright departments. He enjoyed his family and working throughout his home.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Linda Shriver of Columbus, Ohio, and Danny and Sandy Shriver of Rivesville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Gayle and Alan Tennant of Wadestown, Jean and Glen Evans of Mt. Morris, Pa., and Debbie and Ron Jarrell of Fairmont; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Anita and Mike Bragg of Fairview, Doug and Jennifer Thompson and Destrey and Heather Thompson, and Dave and Janeen Shriver, all of Fairmont, Gary and Raquel Evans of Mt. Morris, Pa., Greg Evans of Mt. Morris, Pa., and Heather Shriver of Monongah; six great-grandchildren, Brandon, Nicholas, and Tanner Bragg of Fairview, Brittany Thompson of Fairmont, Lindsey Shriver of Fairmont, and Hunter Presley Evans of Mt. Morris, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Janice Shriver Foley of Fairview; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Coral Blanche Broadwater Shriver who died in 1993, he was preceded in death by one son, Ralph 'Bud' Shriver; one brother, Henry 'Kuhn' Shriver; two sisters, Esta Whyman and Jean Yergovich.
Friends may call at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, from 7-9 p.m. today and 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, at which time funeral services will be held in the funeral home with the Rev. William Preston officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Cemetery in Pentress.
George O. 'Bud' Edgar
October 6, 2002
George O. 'Bud' Edgar, 72, of Niles, Ohio, died Sunday (Oct. 6, 2002) at the Cleveland Clinic from complications following surgery.
He was born July 22, 1930, in Fairmont, a son of the late George O. Edgar Sr. and Margaret Jamison Edgar.
Mr. Edgar was a graduate of St. Peters High School in Fairmont. He went to Warren, Ohio, in 1956. He attended the Warren Business School for two years. He retired in 1993 as an auditor with Dairy Mart, a division of Sara Lee Corp.
He was a member of the Queen of Holy Rosary Church in Vienna. He served in the U.S. Navy as a radio operator in the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Rose A. Stump Edgar, whom he married April 7, 1951; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joseph F. and Terry Edgar of Wellington, Ohio, George O. and Barbara Edgar of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and James H. Edgar of Warren, Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary D. and Kenneth Hawkins of Salem, Ohio, and Stacey A. and James Hoye of Painesville, Ohio; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Marguerite Vingle, and Carolyn and Neil Eddy, all of Warren; and 10 grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Edgar was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna L. Edgar; and three sisters, Betty Wycoff, Dewayne Davis, and Virginia Ippolito.
Services were held Oct. 10, 2002, at the Queen of Holy Rosary Church in Vienna. Burial was at All Souls.
Patricia Ann Henry
October 11, 2002
Patricia Ann Henry, 61, of Fairmont, died Friday evening (Oct. 11, 2002) at her residence.
She was born Oct. 17, 1940, in Monongah, a daughter of Geraldine Morris Skormsley of Fairmont, and the late Steve Skormsley.
Mrs. Henry was an interior design consultant and the owner of her own gift and design shop, 'Fables,' located at Deep Creek Lake, Md.
She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church of Fairmont and was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Fairmont, as well as a member of the Green Hills Garden Club.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David Andrew and Susan Henry of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Stephanie Ann Henry of New York, N.Y.; and four grandchildren, David August Henry, Margaret Hope Henry, Justine Patricia Sedky, and Lucy Julia Sedky.
In addition to her father, Mrs. Henry was preceded in death by her husband, David Arnett Henry in 1993.
In keeping with the decedent's wishes, her disposition will be cremation.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Christ Episcopal Church of Fairmont.
Father Gary Hawkins willofficiating.
Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, is handling the arrangements.
Dolly G. Hostutler
October 12, 2002
Dolly G. Hostutler, 87, of Hundred, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002) at her residence.
She was born March 2, 1915, at Coburn, a daughter of the late Leroy and Malinda Barr Taylor.
Mrs. Hostutler formerly worked with her late husband in a restaurant in Hundred known as 'Abe & Dolls Coffee Shop.' She also worked at other businesses in the Hundred area in her early life.
She was a member of the Hundred United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Donna Hostutler of Hundred; a foster daughter, Norma Lee Ott of Mannington, who was raised in the Hostutler home; one brother, Pershing R. Taylor of Hundred; one sister, Violet Lambert of Charleston; three grandchildren and spouses, Tony and Gretchen Hostutler of Albuquerque, N.M., Stacey and Sean Morgan of Clarksburg, and Ross Hostutler of Hundred.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hostutler was preceded in death by her husband, Abe Hostutler on March 5, 1963; six brothers, Harry, Dewey, Jeff, John, Sheridan and James L. Taylor; and three sisters, Lucy Taylor, Chloe Clayton and Laura Anderson.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Tennant Funeral Home in Hundred. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Joyce Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near New Freeport, Pa.
You may send condolences to the family at www.tennantfuneralhome.com.
Davy K. Moore
October 12, 2002
Davy K. Moore, 74, of Fairview (Daybrook Community) passed away Saturday (Oct. 12, 2002).
He was born April 16, 1928, a son of the late Jesse T. and Flora Connor Moore.
Davy was employed by Hope Gas Co. in Fairmont as a meter reader for 22 years. He was the owner and operator of Moore's Auction Barn in Monumental until his death.
He was a member of the Barrackville Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gayle Williams Moore; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Gary Wilson of Monumental; one granddaughter and her husband, Trina and Ken Kyle; two grandsons and their wives, Trent and Amy Wilson, and Brent and Jennifer Moore; four great-grandchildren, Ethan and Autumn Wilson, and Joshua and Jessica Moore; one step-grandson, J.P. Kittle; mother-in-law, Roxie C. Williams; former daughter-in-law, Pam Moore Swisher; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and neighbors.
In addition to his parents, Davy was preceded in death by a son, Jesse Blaine Moore; a brother, Kenneth B. Moore; and a sister, Gladus M. Hunter.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today, 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Domico Funeral Home, Curry Chapel, Fairview. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Evangelist Steve Snider officiating. Burial will follow at the Daybrook Cemetery.
Georgia Ellen Peters
October 10, 2002
Georgia Ellen Peters, 88, of Pleasant Valley died Thursday (Oct. 10, 2002) at Wishing Well Manor.
She was born on Oct. 18, 1913 in Kingmont, the daughter of the late William and Margaret Shoemaker Jarrett.
She was a graduate of East Fairmont High School, Class of 1931, and the Fairmont Emergency Hospital School of Nursing. She had been a practicing registered nurse in Marion County for many years, having worked at Fairmont General Hospital, the office of the late Dr. William O. Nunnely, and as the college nurse at Fairmont State College. She was active in her church, Valley Chapel United Methodist Church in Pleasant Valley, having served as treasurer for several years.
She is survived by a daughter, Joan Williamson Higgs of Seven Valleys, Pa. and son-in-law Ronald Edward Higgs, both natives of Fairmont; and two grandchildren, Lora Ellen Higgs of Denver, Colo., and Derek Edward Higgs and wife Kelley Kozma Higgs of Hanover, Pa.
In addition to her husband, John C. Peters, she was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Lily Kimble, Ted Jarrett, Minnie Springer, Charles Jarrett, Dave Jarrett and Virginia Shackleford Murphy.
Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private interment will be held at Woodsdale Memorial Park in Grafton. Pallbearers will be Ronald Higgs, Derek Higgs, Richard Simmons, Chuck Jarrett, Hoppy Fleming, Moses Guin and Chris Hughes.
Memorial services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Valley Chapel United Methodist Church, Pleasant Valley, with the Rev. James Norton officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Soup Opera.
Carol Ann Armstrong
December 5, 2002
Carol Ann Armstrong, 51, of Fairmont, departed this life Thursday (Dec. 5, 2002) at Fairmont General Hospital.
She was born June 6, 1951, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Charles L. and Minnie Lee Owens Armstrong.
Ms. Armstrong formerly worked as a nurse's aide at St. Barbara's Nursing Home in Monongah and was a graduate of Farmington High School. She was a Christian by faith. She was affectionaly known as Puddin.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and James Shaver of Fairmont; a granddaughter, Alexandria Nicole Shaver; a brother, Charles Louis Armstrong Jr. of Rachel; a sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Charles Suggs of Fairmont; and a devoted sister Pamela Armstrong of Farmington, and sister, Robin Tyree of Cleveland, Ohio; a brother and sister-in law, Charles and his wife Mata of Fairmont; two uncles, Scott Owens and Elijah Owens both of NY; five nephews; two nieces; and special friend Shirley Freeman of Fairmont; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Armstrong was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Loretta Armstrong Johnson and Vernon Johnson; and several aunts and uncles.
Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the Dent-Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. John McKenney officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Enterprise.
Charlotte Ann Stilwell Atha
December 4, 2002
Charlotte Ann Stilwell Atha, 66, of Bridgeport went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday (Dec. 4, 2002) after suffering from the complications of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension.
She was born on July 7, 1936, in Grafton, a daughter of the late John Merrill and the late Minnie Cole Stilwell.
Mrs. Atha graduated from Grafton High School with the class of 1954 and graduated from Fairmont State College in 1958. She was a teacher at Fairview High School. She taught piano lessons for many years and served as a church organist in several churches in Maryland and West Virginia.
Many of her friends will remember how she ministered with her personal notes and cards for special occasions. She was also a member of Bridgeport United Methodist Church, a member of United Methodist Women, a former member of the church choir, and a substitute organist. She was an Auxiliary member of Taylor County Camp of Gideons International.
In addition to her husband of 43 years, James William Atha Sr. of Bridgeport, she is survived by her children, John Charles and Rhonda Atha of Woodbine, Md., James William II and Charlita Atha of Jane Lew, Brian Stilwell and Stephanie Atha of Baltimore, Md., and Susan Louise Atha of Arizona; seven grandchildren, Tristan Thomas Atha, Evaleen Beth Atha, Mason James Atha, Caleb James Atha, Jason Ridgley, Lindsay Ridgley and Kari Ridgley; her sister, Helen Louise and Gareld Grimes of Chesterfield, Va.; and several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home on Route 50 west of Grafton, on Sunday between 4-9 p.m. Mrs. Atha will lie in state at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport from 10-11 a.m. Monday, at which time the funeral service will be held with the Rev. Steven Dorsey and Dr. Robert C. Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery following the funeral service.
Herbert Arch Fetty
December 5, 2002
Herbert Arch Fetty, 88, of Fairmont died Thursday (Dec. 5, 2002) at Fairmont General Hospital.
He was born July 9, 1914, in Fairmont, a son of the late Herbert Corduroy and Belle Fleming Fetty.
Mr. Fetty was a member of Fleming Memorial Presbyterian Church, serving as Elder and Sunday School teacher. He was recently recognized as Elder Emeritus.
He retired from Wilson Ford, with 42 years of service, most of which was in sales and received numerous sales awards for Ford Motor Company.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert A. and Katherine Viglianco Fetty of Louisville, Ky.; a granddaughter, Karen Elizabeth Fetty of Louisville, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Ethel D. Kraley of Fairmont; 17 nieces and nephews; and 18 great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Terry Kraley Fetty, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Katherine Fetty; and one brother, Harry Fetty.
Friends may call at Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, and 10-11 a.m. on Monday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m., with Dr. Donald Swift and the Rev. Francis Ihrman officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont.
Stella Marie Parsley
February 5, 2003
Stella Marie Parsley of Fairmont died Wednesday (Feb. 5, 2003) at Fairmont General Hospital following a sudden illness.
She was born in Barrackville, daughter of the late John and Mildred Mehenovich Lasobek Sr.
She was retired from Westinghouse/North American Phillips with 26 years of service. She was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 9, Circle W Club, and the V.F.W. Post 629. She was also a member of the Baptist Temple Church. She was a devoted wife and loving mother, and graduated from Fairmont Senior High School.
Mrs. Parsley is survived by her husband, James Parsley; two daughters and one son-in-law, Julie Parsley of Bridgeport and Gail Parsley-Price and husband Don of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one son, William Parsley of Pennsylvania; one step-daughter, Abigail Price; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mrs. Betty and Evert Carpenter and Julia Olesh, both of Fairmont; and one brother and sister-in-law, John and Mary Lasobek Jr. of Fairmont.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Katherine Whiteman.
Friends may call at the Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont today from 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until time of service. Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Father Gary P. Naegele officiating. Entombment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery and Mausoleum in Fairmont.
Vaughnita Marie Thrash
February 6, 2003
Vaughnita Marie Thrash, 86, of Fairmont died on Thursday (Feb. 6, 2003) at Fairmont General Hospital.
She was born in Clarksburg on June 23, 1916, a daughter of the late Clyde and Jessie Barnhart Yost.
She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a member of the League of Independent Artists, serving as secretary and treasurer. She was a member of the Garden Club of Fair-mont and Christ United Methodist Church. She served on the board of directors of her church and was active in the church rummage room for years. She was a ham radio operator, and also enjoyed her flowers, plants, crafts and watching her birds.
She is survived by two sons, Lawrence Thrash Sr. of Fairmont and Lewis Allen Thrash and his wife Susan Elaine of Fairmont; her dear friend, Harriett VanKirk of Fairmont; three sisters, Geraldine Glaspell and her husband Charles of Fairmont, Venadel 'Mickie' Johnson of Fairmont, and Eleonor 'Peggy' Carter of Fairmont; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Carl Willis Thrash, who died July 18, 1993; one son, Leonard Glenn Thrash; and one brother, John Austin Yost.
Friends may call at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont today from 2-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Alice Keener officiating. Following the funeral service Mrs. Thrash will be laid to rest at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover.
Martha Virginia Hawkins Davis
June 4, 2003
Martha Virginia Hawkins Davis, 89, of Fairmont, Bellview Community, peacefully passed away on Wednesday (June 4, 2003) at her home.
She was born in Farmington on Feb. 15, 1914, a daughter of the late Harry B. and Ocie Ola Morgan Hawkins.
Mrs. Davis was a devoted homemaker and mother. She had worked at G.C. Murphy in downtown Fairmont for about eight years in the early part of her life. She was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School.
Virginia was an active member of the Highland Avenue United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Mary Circle, the United Methodist Women and had been a member of the church choir. Her hobbies included reading, knitting and traveling. She enjoyed spending time with friends, family and neighbors. Her greatest pleasure came from helping others.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Davis, with whom she made her home; a brother, Carl Hawkins of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters, Naomi Davis and Sally Rockey, both of Lancaster, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Ray Davis in 1979; a son, Ronald Lee Davis in 1998; and a sister, Ruthalee Hawkins.
Friends may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, her body will be cremated following the funeral home visitation. Final services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Avenue United Methodist Church, 204 Highland Ave., Fairmont, WV 26554.
Gladys Marie Juker Chivers
June 5, 2003
Gladys Marie Juker Chivers, 71, of No. 9 Community, Farmington, died Thursday (June 5, 2003) at her residence.
She was born May 10, 1932, at Fairmont, a daughter of the late John and Nellie Murray Juker.
Mrs. Chivers was retired from the Marion County Board of Education with 23 years of service. She was employed as a cook at James Fork, Monongah, Barrackville and Farmington schools. She enjoyed camping at Big Bear Lake and playing bingo. She was a good wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Frank R. Chivers; two sons, Frank H. Chivers of No. 9 Community, Farmington, and Gary Lee Chivers of Morgantown; four grandchildren, Tiffany Adams of Fairmont, Amanda and Andrea Chivers of No. 9 Community, Farmington, and Jodi Chivers of Morgantown; three brothers, John Juker of Parkersburg, Frank Juker of Cleveland, Ohio and Elmer Juker of Fairmont.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Phillip, Denzil and Tom Juker; two sisters, Alma Moots and Bridget Berry; and one half sister, Agnes Hartzell.
Friends may call at the Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington, today from 2-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. George Koon Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Juanita Lucille McNece Aycock
June 3, 2003
Juanita Lucille McNece Aycock of Hurricane joined our Heavenly Father on Tuesday (June 3, 2003) after a prolonged illness.
Juanita, 'Needy,' to her friends and family, will be remembered most for her devotion to family and for her caring nature.
She was born and raised in West Virginia and was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 116.
Needy moved to Baltimore, Md., to raise her family and pursue a career. Needy retired to her native West Virginia with her husband and spent her winters in Largo, Fla., with an extended circle of friends.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Tracy Aycock III; her sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Kathy Angelucci of Atlanta, Ga., and Rocky and Laura Angelucci of Dallas, Texas; her grandchildren, Anthony, Cera and Laura Angelucci; sisters, Betty Poster of Scott Depot, Lessie Kelly and Wilma Dwyer, both of Fairmont; and many other loving family members.
Juanita was comforted in her final days by her husband, her sisters, her nieces, Toni Poster and Kim Prather to Teays Valley, her aunt, Jane Slovekosky of Fairmont, and her sons and their families.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Chapman Funeral Home in Teays Valley with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Father Neil Buchlein of Catholic Church of the Ascension as Celebrant. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.
Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Earl Moran
June 5, 2003
William Earl Moran, 55, of Fairmont died on Thursday (June 5, 2003) at Fairmont General Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont.
Winifred Myoma Poling Thiemonge
June 5, 2003
Winifred Myoma Poling Thiemonge, 81, of Grafton passed away on Thursday (June 5, 2003) at Grafton City Hospital.
She was born in Grafton on April 19, 1922, a daughter of the late Raymond Earl Poling and Mabel Phillips Poling.
Winifred lived 42 years in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., vicinity before retirement in 1980. She was employed 23 years at the historic Willard Hotel in Washington as reservation manager and banquet office manager. Other positions held during her career were convention manager, Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Md., assistant manager at National Lawyers Club in Washington, D.C., and banquet manager at Kenwood Golf and Country Club of Bethesda, Md. She was a member of the Hotel Sales Managers Association, Washington, D.C., Chapter and was a charter member of the Washington Chapter of Banquet Managers Guild. As a child, she attended the Andrews Methodist Church of Grafton and, while living in the D.C. area, was a member of the Ryland United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.
She is survived by one brother, James H. Poling and wife Betty V. Poling of Grafton; a daughter-in-law, Roberta Rankin Poling of Charlestown; one nephew, Richard H. Poling of Raleigh, N.C.; two nieces, Pamela J. Poling of Grafton and Susan W. Kellermeyer of Lithopolis, Ohio; and several cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late beloved, William Drew Thiemonge; and her son, Benjamin Hillery Poling.
Friends will be received at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton today from 6-9 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Woodsdale Memorial Park Cemetery in Grafton with the Rev. David Kidd officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodsdale Memorial Park Cemetery.
June 17, 2003
Estella Conaway, 93, of Wishing Well Manor and formerly of Mannington died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) following an extended illness.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dent-Hutson Funeral Home in Mannington and are incomplete at this time.
Mrs. Alice Mae Cook
June 15, 2003
Mrs. Alice Mae Cook, 64, of Marietta, Ga., and formerly of Fairmont died Sunday (June 15, 2003).
She was born in Wichita, Kan.
Mrs. Cook was a homemaker. She was a Scout leader and den mother. She was of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by six sons, Kerry Cook of Marietta, Ga.; Michael Cook of Staten Island, N.Y.; Marshall Cook of Lyons, Colo.; David Cook of Marietta, Ga.; Doug Cook of East Township, Mich.; and Steven Cook of Staten Island, N.Y.; three daughters, Kristine Foxworth of Marietta, Ga.; Patricia Hawkman of Mannington and Margaret Glaefke of Boulder, Colo.; two brothers, Dick Randels of Griffin, Ga., and Jerry Randels of Washington, D.C.; 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home, Winkenhofer Chapel in Marietta, Ga. Burial will be at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery.
William 'Bill' Earl Dayton
June 16, 2003
William 'Bill' Earl Dayton, 75, of Fairmont passed away Monday (June 16, 2003) following a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Rivesville on April 22, 1928, a son of the late Isaac R. and Nora Hayes Dayton.
Bill was retired from Owens-Illinois glass plant in Fairmont as a mechanic with 30 years of service. He had also worked in the corrugating department. His interests included deer hunting, camping and working on his antique car. He was a Methodist by faith.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancye Louise Perry of Fairmont; two sons, William Lester Dayton and his wife Jean of Grafton, and Ronald Earl Dayton and his wife Linda of Bunner Ridge; two brothers, Denzil Dayton and his wife Olive, and Burl Dayton, all of Fairmont; a sister, Gladys Stemple of Wadsworth, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Rena Dayton of Barberton, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Ronald J. Dayton, Idona Keys, Linda Linn Bunner, Shawn Dayton, David Dayton, Gary Dayton, Dena Dayton, John E. Perry and Barbara Kendrick; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Dayton, Frank Dayton and Russell Dayton; three sisters, Ruth Dayton, Madilyn Hoffman and Nellie Snyder; and three siblings in infancy.
Friends may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, today from 6-9 p.m. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mt. Nebo Cemetery with Pastor Jim Zinn officiating.
Denis Francis Shields
June 14, 2003
Denis Francis Shields, 67, of Fairmont passed away Saturday (June 14, 2003) at his home following a short illness.
He was born in Englewood, N.J., on Dec. 31, 1935, a son of the late Hugh Patrick Shields and Alexandra Piana Shields.
He graduated from High School in Englewood. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy. He retired as co-owner and manager of a restaurant in San Diego, Calif. He enjoyed traveling, golfing and horse racing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his pets.
Denis is survived by two daughters, Merilee Shields of Grand Junction, Col., and Debbie Martinez of Fairmont; a sister, Patricia Peveri of San Diego, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Amber Pollastrini and her husband Allen; Carlos F. Martinez, Joseph D. Martinez, and Stephen K. Martinez, all of Fairmont.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Ann Hewitt Shields.
In keeping with the wishes of the deceased, his body will be cremated with committal at sea from a U.S. naval vessel out of the Port of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Rose Edna Burke Shriver
June 16, 2003
Rose Edna Burke Shriver, 75, of Rivesville was called to be with her Heavenly Father Monday (June 16, 2003) after a brief illness.
She was born March 15, 1928, in Grant Town, daughter of Thomas Patrick Burke and Nova Emmer Davis Burke.
She was a dedicated and wonderful mother and grandmother. Her life revolved around her family. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was an avid reader, amassing a large collection of books. She was also a collector of angels.
Mrs. Shriver is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Max and Janet Burke of Rivesville; one son and daughter-in-law, Otto and Linda Shriver of Route 2, Fairmont; five daughters and sons-in-law, Nova and Raymond Foley of Monumental, Sandra Wolfe of Moody's Run, Johannah and Don Carder of Harmony Grove, Grafton; Cheryl and David Williams of Fairview, and Kelly and Todd Mullens of Morgantown; one stepdaughter, Nancy Jo Talbott of Philippi; one brother-in-law, Daniel Wilson of Grant Town; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Shriver of Parkersburg, Betty Buck of Maryland and Johnny Burke of Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one special friend, Sharon Atkinson of Fairview.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Howard Paul Shriver; three brothers; two sisters; one son-in-law; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Domico Funeral Home, Curry Chapel, at the corners of Washington and Grant Streets in Fairview, Thursday from 1-9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-noon. Services will be held Friday at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Marvin Frankhouser officiating. Mrs. Shriver will be laid to rest at the Beverly Hills Memorial Garden on Route 19, Morgantown. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Raymond Paul Foley, Bradley Wolfe, Brian Wolfe, Otto Patrick Shriver, Eric Shriver, Jimmy Shriver, Jerry Wilson, David B. Williams and Howard Paul Shriver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Shriver's name to the Hospice.