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Gary Lee Sarver
Gary Lee "Chopper" Sarver, 62, of Brook Park, Ohio, and formerly of Morgantown, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at home after a long illness. He was born March 18, 1938, in Morgantown. He was parts and service manager for Crane and Shovel Sales Corp., Cleveland. He was a Morgantown High School graduate who played on the Mohigans football teams. He is survived by his wife, Lelia Lowe Sarver; two sons, Ronald Sarver and John Sarver, both of Brook Park; a daughter, Debra Sarver, of Brook Park; a sister-in-law and spouse, Faye and Ralph Hofer, of Morgantown; a cousin and spouse, Bill and Susie LaMa r, of Richmond, Va., and two grandchildren. Friends may call at Dering's Funeral Home from 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, until the 11 a.m. service, with Dr. Roger L. Smith officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens. Donations: Diabetes research or animal care charities.

Peter Dragi Zivkovic
Peter Dragi Zivkovic, 71, of Rural Route 1, Fairmont, Upper Pricketts Creek, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Country Comfort Personal Care in Worthington. He was born July 10, 1929, in West Wilmerding, Pa., son of the late Dragi and Kathryn Stubrich Zivkovic. He retired as a professor of English at Fairmont State College, where he taught for nearly 30 years. He also taught at Auburn University, Georgia Tech and Iowa University. He graduated from high school in Pittsburgh and earned a secondary education degre e from Slippery Rock State Teachers College in Pennsylvania. He earned a master's degree from the University of Illinios. He also published several books, including "Bezich," a short story, and "Deer's Nest and Hawk's Haven," a collection of poetry. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served with Army Intelligence based at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, AARP and the Serb National Federation. He was raised in the Serbian Orthodox Church. He is survived by a son and spouse, Anthony Joseph and Jeanette Zivkovic, of Fairmont; a sister, Cassandra Lea Farmer, of Surfside Beach, S.C.; and two grandchildren, Isaac Nicholas and Brittney Renee Zivkovic. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorinda J. Stanis Zivkovic; and a son, Jeffrey V. Zivkovic. Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 1-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, until the 1 p.m. service, with a priest from the Serbian Orthodox Church assisted by Pastor Bob Barker officiating. Burial wi ll follow at Mount Zion Cemetery. Donations: Victory Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1799, Fairmont, WV 26555.

Robert S. Marquis
Robert S. Marquis, 30, of Waynesburg, Pa., and formerly of RD 1, in Greensboro, Pa., died Jan. 30, 2001, at home. He was born Oct. 29, 1970, in Washington, Pa., son of Gary L. and Marguerite "Peggy" Mavin Marquis of RD 1 in Greensboro. He was a 1989 graduate of Mapletown High School, and received a degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University in January 1994. He lived most of his life at RD 1 and was a member of the Greensboro Presbyterian Church. He was employed as a qu ality control engineer at Kyowa America Corp., in Waynesburg. He enjoyed playing softball with the Greene County Men's Softball League. He is also survived by a sister, Laura E. Marquis, also of RD 1, in Greensboro; and paternal grandparents, LeRoy and Lila Marquis, of RD 1, in Greensboro. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert C. and Selma Mavin. Friends may call at Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 S. Vine St., Carmichaels, Pa., from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, with the Rev. Harold O. Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Monongahela Hill Cemetery.

Marvin Eugene Robe
Marvin Eugene Robe, 61, of Bunner Ridge Community, Fairmont, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at the home of his sister, Marlene Gasda. He was born April 28, 1939, in Marion County, son of the late Denzil M. and Ota Pride Robe. He was a heavy equipment operator and private contractor. He had worked for Consolidated Coal Co., Valley General Contracting and Ace Construction. As a private contractor, he and his brother built several homes in Marion County, especially on Bunner Rid ge. He was a member of the McConkey Chapel Free Methodist Church in Grafton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his garden. He was a member of the UMW. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by two sons and spouses, Master Sgt. Steve and Melissa Robe, of Ohio, and Gregory and Angela Robe, of Fairmont; two daughters and spouses, Tina and Stephen Kendall, of Bunner Ridge, and Vickie and Robert DeRiggi, of Kingwood; his former wi fe and mother of their children, V. Jeanne Bucklew, of Arthurdale; a brother and spouse, Millard Blynn and Margaret Robe, of Fairmont; three sisters and spouses, Doris and Glenn Carpenter, of Bunner Ridge, Dorothy and Wayman Carpenter, of Winfield Commun ity, and Marlene and Bill Gasda, of Barrackville; a sister-in-law, June Robe, of Bunner Ridge; a brother-in-law, Henry Fast, of Grafton; 11 grandchildren, Bryan Robe, Corie Robe, Austin Robe, Whitney Kendall, Chandler Kendall, Wyndsom Kendall, Cierra Ken dall, Spencer Kendall, Celeste DeRiggi, Alexus Robe and Conner Robe; and a special friend, Harriet Toothman, of Fairmont. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Robe; and two sisters, Wilda Fast, and Audra Robe, who died in infancy. Friends may call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m Saturday, Feb. 3, until the 11 a.m. service. Burial will follow at Pride Cemetery.

Mary Kavlick Pesosky
Mary Kavlick Pesosky, 96, of Bobtown, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the Jones Personal Care Home, Carmichaels, Pa. She was born April 21, 1904, in Perryopolis, Pa., daughter of the late John and Mary Balas Kavlick. She was the oldest resident of Bobtown. She was a member of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, the Rosary Altar Society, a charter member of the Shannopin Civic Club, all of Bobtown, and the Sokol Lodge in Greensboro. She is survived by a daughter, Betty Imrich, of Bobtown; two sons, Thomas E. Pesosky, of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, and Richard J. Pesosky, of Cleveland; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lucy Mohar, of Allentown, Pa., and Anna Mi ller, of Bobtown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Pesosky, on March 11, 1940; seven brothers, Thomas, Paul, John, David, Stanley, Walter and Frank Kavlick; and a sister, Dorothy Kravats. Friends may call at Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, and from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Saturday, when brief prayers will be said. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Satu rday, Feb. 3, with the Rev. Lawrence V. Holpp as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Brownsville, Pa. Parish vigil service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Betty Lou Smith Shockey
Betty Lou Smith Shockey, 61, of Morgantown, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital after a long illness. She was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Philippi, daughter of the late Denzel "Gus" and Virginia Stalnaker Smith. She was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., in Akron, Ohio, from 1967 until 1983, when the company moved to Henderson, Ky. She retired in 1955 as customer service manager from Accurride, formerly Firestone. In 1997, she moved to Morgantown, where she most recently lived. She was United Methodist. She is survived by a son and spouse, Raymond Lee and Marsha Shockey, of Belington; two sisters and a spouse, Joy and Frank Stemple, of Philippi, and Carolyn Stuart, of Morgantown; a granddaughter, Briana Nicole Shockey; a brother-in-law, Fred Corley, of Parkersburg; an aunt, Louise Lucas, of Flint, Mich.; and an aunt and uncle, Ernest and Ada Smith, of Port Charlotte, Fla. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Smith Corley. Friends may call at Wright Funeral Home, Philippi, after 5 p.m. Thursday. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. M. Steven Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Virginia Ball
Virginia Ball, 73, of Hartford Street, Westover, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1928, in Morgantown, daughter of the late Nick and Theresa Defaeo Nero. She was a member of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church. She retired from Sterling Faucet Co. after 37 years of service. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Hallie Junior Ball; a daughter and spouse, Kathy Sue and Michael G. Orosz, of Westover; three nephews, Donald Mastroguiseppe, of Westover, Ronald Mastroguiseppe, of Moscow, Idaho, and Tony Fraze, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Mary K. Fraze-Horvath, of Las Vegas; and a grandson, Brock Michael Orosz. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Rose Mastroguiseppe; and a nephew, Augustino Mastroguiseppe Jr. Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, with the Rev. Colombo Bandiera officiating. A Scriptural Wake Service will be a t the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will follow at East Oak Grove Cemetery.

Jeffrey Lynn Hickman
Jeffrey Lynn "Hick" Hickman, 41, of Independence, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. He was born April 20, 1959, in Clarksburg, son of the late Ira Franklin and Ruth Izena Elza Hickman. He had been a construction worker and a was a four-year member of the Pagan Motorcycle Club. He is survived by his wife, Kim Anne McDilda Hickman, whom he married April 18, 1981; two sons, Jeffrey L. Hickman Jr. and Eric L. Hickman, both at home; a stepson, Timothy Trader, of Morgantown; a stepdaughter, Tonya Trader, at home; a grandson, Timothy Trader Jr.; five brothers, Alfred Hickman and Curtis Hickman, both of Wyatt, Virgil Hickman, of Oakdale, Sidney Hickman, of Wallace, and Kenneth Hickman, of Lake Orion, Mich.; and three sisters, Sharon Holbert, of Lake Orion, Ruth Underwood, of Wyatt, a nd Barbara Wheeler, of Shinnston. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, David and Earl Hickman. Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and from 2-9 p.m. Friday. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. Burial will be in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Frank Strakal
Frank Strakal, 81, of Minkey Row, Cassville, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Lora City, Ohio, son of the late Dominick and Mary Dorko Strakal. He was a member of Cassville United Methodist Church. He was a retired coal miner from the Blacksville No. 1 Mine and the Bunker Coal Co. He was also a member of the UMW Local 1588, and a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps' 13th Ai rborne in the Pacific. He was also a lifetime member of VFW Post 548. He is survived by three daughters and spouses, Dora and Donald Testa, of Pottstown, Pa., Lena Jo and John Rowan, of Morgantown, and Sandra Strakal, of Canyon Mobile Home Park; a son and spouse, William G. and Bernice Strakal, of Morgantown; five grandchi ldren, Donny Thomas Testa Jr., Jeff Michael Testa, Brian James Testa, all of Pottstown, and Brian Edward Strakal, and Traci Jo Strakal, both of Morgantown; four great-grandchildren, Michenna Marie Charlton, Madison Michelle Charlton, Joshua Kyle Riggs an d Caleb Strakal, all of Morgantown; and two sisters, Minnie Norman, and Stella Norman, both of Byesville, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen Pack Strakal, in 1984; five brothers, Ralph, Joseph, Carl, John and Pete Strakal; and three sisters, Mary Porcher, Anne DeMent and Catherine Koloff. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, with Glenn Troy and the Rev. Arnold McIntosh officiating. Burial will follow in Olive Cemetery, Pentress, with military honors by the Mount Morris American Legion Post 992.

Robert Noel Morrison
Robert Noel Morrison, 80, of Fleming Hill, Monongah, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at home. He was born March 23, 1920, in Fairmont, son of the late L.T. and Olive Beedle Morrison. He retired as a preparation plant foreman with Loveridge Mine in 1979, with 40 years service with CONSOL. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Navy Sea Bees. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maxine Nichols Morrison; two daughters and spouses, Linda and Bill Wright, and Debby and Gary Harden, all of Fairmont; a brother, Maurice Morrison, of Monongah; five grandchildren, Robert, Michael and Rebecca Wrigh t, and Geoff and Sarah Harden; and four great-grandchildren, Adele, Carly, Larry and Stacee Wright. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and James Morrison; and two sisters, Margaret Travis and Ethel Lancaster. Friends may call at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, until the 10 a.m. service, with the Rev. David Huckins officiating. Burial will follow in the Shinnston Masonic C emetery.

Evelyn Ruth Knotts
Evelyn Ruth Knotts, 82, of Blueville Drive, Grafton, died on Jan. 30, 2001, at Grafton City Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Clarksburg, daughter of the late Francis Steven Ira Poe and Daisy Rogers Poe. She was a homemaker, a member of the Blueville United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women of the church, the Naomi Chapter 12 of Order of Eastern Star and AARP. She is survived by two sons and spouses, Richard D. Knotts, of Flemington, and James F. and Claudette Knotts, of Vienna; four grandchildren and spouse, Kandice K. Knotts, of Charleston, Kevin K. Knotts, of Flemington, Melinda Schnap, of West Borough, Mas s., and Kimberly A. and Steve Striker, of Noblesville, Ind.; and two great-grandchildren, Jared M. Turoczy and Kameron K. Knotts. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William C. Knotts, whom she married Feb. 11, 1937, on Aug. 19, 1979; two brothers, Jesse W. Poe, and Ira F. S. Poe; and a great-granddaughter, Kendra Knotts. Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, Grafton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and from 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, until the 11 a.m. service, with the Rev. Amy Shanholtzer officiating. Burial will follow in Woodsdale Memorial Park, Grafton.

Charles H. Friend
Charles H. Friend, 87, of Bruceton Mills, Brandonville community, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at home, under the care of Hospice. He was born Oct. 27, 1913, in Friendsville, Md., son of the late Henry Wilsey and Pearl Ida Riley Friend. He attended the Brandonville Methodist Church. He retired in 1978 after working more than 30 years in the coal mines. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jessie P. Fike Friend; four sons and spouses, Bruce H. and Katherine Friend, of Apopka, Fla., Marvin and Betty Friend, of Medina, Ohio, Larry and Andrea Friend, of Gibbon Glade, Pa., and John and Ina Friend, of Bra ndonville; two daughters and spouses, Barbara and Claude Humberson, of Brunswick, Ohio, and Linda and Harry Wolfe, of Brandonville; a brother, Ralph Friend, of New Orleans; two sisters, Beverly Jenkins, of Eastlake, Ohio, and Minnie Fike, of Hazelton; 17 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Reed, Frank, Robert and Clarence Friend; and two sisters, Mildred Jones and Mae Frazee. Friends may call at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville, from 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, and at Brandonville Methodist Church from 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, until the 11 a.m. service, with the Revs. Robert Millren and Gary Reed officiating. Burial wil l follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Bruceton Mills. Donations: Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 229, Kingwood, WV 26537.

Thelma E. Metheny
Thelma E. Metheny, 90, of Terra Alta, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Heartland of Preston County, Kingwood. She was born Jan. 23, 1911, in Terra Alta, daughter of the late James Clinton and Effie Ashby Hollis. She attended Lake Ford United Methodist Church and Laurel Glenn Church of the Brethren. She loved to quilt for her family and friends. She is survived by a son, Merle F. Metheny, of Terra Alta; four daughters, Peggy A. Crider, of Waynesboro, Va., Dottie S. Falkenstein, and Nancy H. Rice, both of Terra Alta, and Ardith Kay Steerman, of Alger, Mich.; a brother, James Clinton Hollis Jr., o f Terra Alta; a sister, Betty Gilmore, of Lafayette, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Iva Romine, Esther DeWitt and Margaret Watkins. Friends may call at Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and from noon Friday, Feb. 2, until the 1 p.m. service, with the Rev. Berlin H. Wilhelm officiating. Burial will be in Terra Alta Cemetery.

James E. Miller
James E. Miller, 68, of Madigan Avenue, Morgantown, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Farmington, son of the late Edgar O. and Maude McNeil Miller. He served in the U.S. Army, eventually retiring as a captain after 30 years of service. He also served with the local National Guard. He and his wife, Mary Ann, along with his brother, George, owned and operated Mountaineer Sports Shop on High Street unt il 1993. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Kappa Alpha fraternity, and American Legion Post 200. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Loar Miller; and a sister and spouse, Patti and Bill Keck, of Hendersonville, N.C. He was also preceded in death by his brother, George Miller, in 1993; and a sister, Dodi Davis, in 1968. Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, with the Rev. Stacy L. Groscup officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Mount Morris, Pa. Donations: American Cancer Societ y, 300 Scott Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505. VFW Post 548 will conduct graveside military honors.

Alice A. Correll
Alice A. Correll, 86, of West Main Street, Westover, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at MonPointe Continuing Care Facility. She was born Oct. 29, 1914, in Morgantown, daughter of the late James and Tomasina Lepera Correll. She was a member of St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church. She had been a dietitian's aide at the old Monongalia General Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Louise Correll, of Westover; and a son, William Correll, of Westover. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, John, Tony, Frank, Joseph and Albert Correll; and a sister, Mary Bell. There will be no visitation. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 2, at East Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Joseph Mascioli officiating. Hastings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William 'Bill' Solly
William "Bill" Solly, 79, of West Virginia Avenue, Morgantown, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born April 5, 1921, in Nemacolin, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Mary Kurta Solly. He had lived in Morgantown since 1934 and was a 1941 graduate of Morgantown High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served stateside and in the Pacific Theatre. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 33 years of service as a letter carrier. He also retired in 1983 from the Monongalia County Board of Education after seven years as a bus driver. He was a life member of VFW Post 548 and a member of the Natio nal Association of Letter Carriers for more than 50 years. He was active in the Morgantown Senior Center and had been a longtime member of St. Theresa/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He is survived by a son and spouse, Dr. David and Linda Solly, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a granddaughter, Clare Solly, of Los Angeles; two stepsons, Derek Deplue and Nathan Deplue, both of Colorado Springs; a sister and spouse, Delores and James W. Dav is, of Morgantown; and a sister-in-law, Marguerite Solly, of Morgantown. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Opal Pysell Solly, in 1972; and a brother, Robert Solly, in 1994. Friends may call at Davidson-Mancinelli Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Colombo F. Bandiera as celebrant. Burial will be in Lawnwood Cemetery. Donations: St. Theresa/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 44 Beechurst Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505.

Earl Clinton Lough
Earl Clinton Lough, 87, of Mannington, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 at Fairmont General Hospital. He was born May 15, 1913, at Laurel Run, Fairview, son of the late Russell and Ollie Toothman Lough. He was retired from the Marion County Board of Education. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Mannington where he had served as a deacon. He enjoyed woodworking. He was a graduate of Fairview High School. He is survived by his wife, Bethel Cole Yost Lough; a son and spouse, Marvin and Kathy Lough, of Chardon, Ohio; three stepsons and spouses, Thomas and Barbara Yost, of Concord, N.C., Evangelist Jerry and Doretta Yost, of Hannibal, Ohio, and James and Kat hryn Yost, of Farmington; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Archie Rowend, of Idamay; and a niece, Paulette Heater, of Monumental. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mona Wilson Lough; a daughter, Loretta Lough Rowend; and a brother, Oliver Lough. Friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, Mannington, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, with his grandson, Evangelist Clinton Rowend, and Evangelists Jerry Yost and Michael P. Reese officiating. Burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery, Farmington.

Beatrice P. Taylor
Beatrice P. Taylor, 93, of the Mound View Nursing Home in Moundsville, and formerly of the Hundred area, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale. She was born Oct. 17, 1907, in Ritchie County, daughter of the late William Price and Nettie Shaddrick Price. She was a former employee of Miss Blue Motel and Restaurant. She was a member of the Hundred Senior Citizens, Hundred Homemakers Club and Rush Run United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Frankie Chapman, of Parkersburg; a son, Thomas J. Taylor Jr., of Moundsville; two sisters, Golda Smith and Alice Zickefoose, both of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildre n. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Taylor; seven brothers, Roy, Walter, Moses, Bill, Elbert, Clarence and Mike Price; and three sisters, Ella Greggs, Elizabeth Hart and Bonnia Fisher. Friends may call at Tennant Funeral Home in Hundred from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, with the Rev. Richard Ogden officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Gardens in Burton. Condolences may be sent to th e family online at www.tennantfuneralhome.com

Paul S. Wise
Paul S. Wise, 86, Dilliner, Taylortown, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at home. Born Dec. 6, 1914, in Kirby, Pa., son of the late Samuel and Phoebe Ingram Wise. He was Protestant. He was a coal miner retired from Shannopin Mine in Bobtown, and was a member of UMWA Local 6159. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Martha Berniece Shuck Wise; a daughter and spouse, Virginia Lee and Carl Lovis, of Dilliner; a son, Charles W. Wise, of New Haven, Conn.; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister and spouse, Virginia and Glenn Mundell, of Greensboro. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Jesse, Earl, James and Ray Wise; and five sisters, Pauline Duindam, Mable Wade, Evelyn Sonsa, Irene Bryan, and Ruth Wise in infancy. Friends may call at Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service Sunday, Feb. 4, with the Rev. James Riggleman officiating. Burial will be in Garards Fort Cemetery, Garards Fort, Pa .

Frank E. Beavan Sr.
Frank Emerson Beavan Sr., 72, of Route 3, Mod's Run, Mannington, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital. He was born Feb. 15, 1928, at Clarksburg, son of the late David John and Mary Ann Miller Beavan. He was retired from Eastern Associated Coal Co's JoAnn Coal Mine of Rachel, after 20 years of service. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Mannington, where he was a member of the Silver Star. He attended schools at Idamay and Farmington. He was a member of American Legion Post 40 in Mannington, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching boxing and football. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Charlotte Helen Buhrts Beavan; three sons, Frank E. Beavan Jr., and William F. Beavan, both of Mannington, and David J. Beavan Sr., of Four States; three daughters, Elizabeth L. Beavan Duvall, of Weirton, Mary Ann Beavan Reed, of Morgantown, and Dorothy M. Beavan Lint, of Mannington; two brothers, Bryan Lee Beavan Sr., of Idamay, and Arthur Beavan, of Columbus, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a good friend, Winnie Wise, of Columbus. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Laura Beavan Moore; and three brothers, Joseph Melvin, James Richard and William Franklin Beavan. Friends may call at Masters Funeral Home in Mannington from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, with the Rev. Homer Ham officiating. Burial will follow at Viewpoint Cemetery at Rachel. American Legion Post 40 of Manningto * will hold a memorial service at 8 p.m. Friday. The flag will be presented to the family by the American Legion Post 40 following the service on Saturday.

Goldie P. Spring
Goldie P. Spring, 79, of East Main Street, Grafton, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Rosewood Nursing Home, Grafton. She was born April 10, 1921, in Barbour County, daughter of the late Adam Bolner and Lori Fitzwater Bolner. She was a homemaker. She was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Taylor County Senior Citizens and Grafton Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons and spouses, William F. and Mary Spring, of Grafton, Richard W. and Charlotte Spring, of Winchester, Va., and David E. and Ruth Spring, of Akron, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephew s; a brother and spouse, Junior and Marguerite Bolner, of Webster; and a sister, Ethel Harris, of Grafton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard W. Spring, on Aug. 1, 1988; and a sister, Evelyn McDaniel. Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, with the Rev. Randy Swiger officiating. Burial will follow in Simpson Cemetery, Simpson.


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