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Herbert W. Hamilton
Herbert W. Hamilton, 81, of Daybrook, died Friday, March 2, 2001, in Monongalia General Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Daybrook, son of the late Charlie and Prudie DeVine Hamilton. He was retired from Eastern Coal Co. as a crew leader for the shaft department. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines. He was a member of the Daybrook Church of Christ and was an avid fox hunter. He is survived by a son and spouse, Herbert E. and Cynthia Hamilton, of Daybrook; a stepdaughter, Lou Dille, of Daybrook; a sister, Blendine Hamilton Eddy, of Morgantown; six grandchildren and spouses, Jason and Rhonda Hamilton, Britten, John, Johnny Buck and Crystal Hamilton, Carol and Steve Puhulla, and Harry and Jackie Hamilton; and six great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mable Tennant Hamilton; two sons, Johnny Dee and Bobby Joe; and two sisters, Louie and Prudie. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, at Owen-Neely Funeral Home in Blacksville. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 5, with Evangelist Michael Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Tennant Cemetery.

Clifford David Mauller
Clifford David Mauller, 37, of Grafton, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 3, 1963, in Grafton, son of the late Troy Walter and Ruth Ellen Crook Mauller. He was Baptist. He is survived by a brother, Troy Earl Mauller, of Chatsworth, Ga.; two sisters, Mildred Mauller, of Grafton, and Wanda Mauller, of Flemington; and a maternal grandmother, Opal Crook, of Thornton. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service Monday, March 5, at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home with the Rev. David Kidd officiating. Burial will follow in Arnold Cemetery.

Mary Daddezio Ciesla
Mary Daddezio Ciesla, 83, of 3294 University Ave., Morgantown, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at home. She was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Morgantown, daughter of the late John and Adelina Bianco Daddezio. She was retired from Sterling Faucet. She was a member of St. Theresa/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, George T. Ciesla; three daughters and spouse, Christine and Terry Mayfield, of Harrisville, Regina Crawmer, of Laurel, Md., and Mary Ann Barill, of Morgantown; a sister and spouse, Barbara and Paul Soccorsi, of Morgantown; a brother and spouse, Art and Lorraine Daddezio, of Baltimore, Md.; and seven grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ida Cellitti; and a brother, John Daddezio. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Davidson-Mancinelli Funeral Home, with a Scriptural Wake service at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Colombo F. Bandiera as celebrant. Donations: Tender Loving Care Hospice, 3280 University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505 or charity of choice.

Dominic A. Berolatti
Dominic A. Berolatti, 77, of Vienna, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born in Morgantown, son of the late Pete and Teresa Marco Berolatti. He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. He is survived by a brother, Pete Berolatti, of Parkersburg; and four sisters, Fanny Berolatti, of Vienna, Virginia Wytko, of Parkersburg, Anna Wytko, of Arizona, and Catherine D'Abate, of Pittsburgh. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg. A Rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at East Oak Grove Cemetery in Morgantown. Donations: Sons of Italy of the mid-Ohio Valley Scholarship Fund, c/o George Cosenza, 515 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Terry D. 'Stub' Eddy
Terry D. "Stub" Eddy, 85, of Brewer Hill, Jakes Run, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, in Monongalia General Hospital. He was born March 16, 1915, in Monongalia County, son of the late Jacob Lewis and Inda Belle Tennant Eddy. He was a member of the Daybrook Church of Christ and was retired from Monongahela Power Co. He is survived by fours sons, Denzil Eddy, Billy Jo Eddy and Ora Eddy, all of Daybrook, and Melvin L. Eddy, of Jakes Run; five daughters, Iva Inona Roupe, of Mineral Wells, Lena Ann Wright, of Ambridge, Pa., Barbara Ellen White, of Blacksville, Donna Lemon, of Holbrook, Pa., and Emelia Polansky, of Daybrook; 27 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rose McCord Eddy, on Jan. 11, 1978; a son, Jacob Blaine Eddy; a great-grandson, Christian Wesley Chaffins; four brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at Owen-Neely Funeral Home, Blacksville, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Daybrook Church of Christ with Evangelists Paul Stewart and Will Aleshire officiating. Burial will follow in Brewer Cemetery.

Matilda Wiles
Matilda Wiles, 75, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Leavenworth, Kan., daughter of the late Joe and Petro Enosas Battencourt. She was a custodian with West Virginia University. She was a member of Mount Calvary Assembly of God. She is survived by three brothers, Tony Battencourt, of Kansas, Adam Battencourt and Joe Battencourt, both of Point Marion, Pa.; and two sisters, Lena Valero, of Fairmont, and Virginia Garcia, of Point Marion, Pa. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Joe Garcia; and a brother, Rufus Battencourt. A Memorial service will be held later at the convenience of the family. Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Donations: Mount. Calvary Assembly of God, 1558 Goshen Road, Morgantown, or The American Cancer Society.

Margaret Jones
Margaret Jones, 75, of Tyrone Avery Road, Cheat Lake, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, in Green Coves Springs, Fla. She was born March 24, 1925, in Fairmont, daughter of the late John and Madge Summers DeVault. She was an inspector at Morgan Shirt Factory and also worked at Neely's Florist. She was a member of Westover Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter and spouse, Rosemary and Charles E. Dudley Sr., of Morgantown; a son, Bradley M. Jones, of Morgantown; a brother, John DeVault, of Silver Spring, Md.; two sisters, Lucille Ruziska, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lucella Willard, of Westover; two grandchildren and spouses, Kimberly and Greenland Bolyard and Malissa and Louie Carallino; and four great-grandchildren, Chastity Dudley, Kevin Rowan, Louie Carallino and Cierra Carallino. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, with Elder Frank Dippel officiating. Burial will follow in Beverly Hills Cemetery.

Salvatore 'Sam' Jimmie
Salvatore "Sam" Jimmie, 74, of Rivesville, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital. He was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Rivesville, son of the late Joseph and Angeline Collosimo Jimmie. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Smerka Jimmie. He was a member of St. Peter Fisherman Catholic Church, Fairmont, and Our Lady Assumption, Rivesville. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War for two years. He was retired from Fairmont State College, working in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Fairmont Moose Lodge. He also was an active leader in the community of Rivesville. He is survived by a son and spouse, Greg and Yvonne Jimmie, of Riverton, Utah; a daughter and friend, Paulette Marie Cimino and Ron Simmons, of Midvale, Utah; two brothers and spouses, John and Phyllis Jimmie, of Fairmont, and Sam and Jean Jimmie, of Morgantown; a sister, Rose Gallo, of Bayside, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Melissa Joiner, Corinne Staley, Andrea Freeman, Gregory Salvatore Jimmie and Jay Freeman, all of Utah, and Rockee Freeman, of Marrow, Ga.; and seven sisters-in-law, Ann, Veronica "Sis" a nd Helen Jimmie, all of Rivesville, Mary Lord, of New York, Julie Hanlan, of Loraine, Ohio, Sophia Rowan, of Baxter, and Fay Smerka, of Morgantown. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Tony, Bennie, Joseph, Charlie and Emil Jimmie; and two sisters, Fanny and Catherine Leva. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, Jasper Street, Rivesville. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, with the Rev. Leonard Smith as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Fairmont. A Catholic Vigil service will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with a flag-folding service by the Marion County Veterans Council.

Walter S. Rhodes Jr.
Walter S. "Dusty" Rhodes Jr., 77, of Morgantown, died Monday, March 5, 2001, in Monongalia General Hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1923, near Point Marion, Pa., son of the late Walter S. and Emma Jane Evans Rhodes Sr. He was a 1940 graduate of Point Marion High School, and a 1947 graduate of West Virginia University, with a master's degree from the School of Music. He was also a member of the Point Marion First Christian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was also a band director for the Kingwood, Glenville, Waynesburg, Pa., and Albert Gallatin high schools, and retired in 1969 after 23 years of teaching in public schools with a renowned reputation for outstanding high school bands. Although retir ed, he continued to be instrumental in helping students in the Morgantown area in music, with various band camps and clinics, group lessons, and other volunteer activities until his death. He also owned and operated the O.B. Fawley Music Store in Morgant own until 1990, and previously led the Dusty Rhodes Quartet, and the Band Director Big Band "BBB," both of which performed in the tri-state area for years. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Clark Rhodes; five children and spouses, Casey and Diane Rhodes, of Morgantown, Trudi and Mark Fawley, of Chillecothe, Ohio, Jenny Rhodes, of Morgantown, Greg and Helen Grimes, of Brownsville, Pa., and Laurel and Robert Barber, of Stafford, Va.; eight grandchildren and spouses, Andrew Rhodes, and Alex Rhodes, both of Morgantown, Jeffrey and Amy Whiston, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Jamison and Tammy Whiston, of Columbus, Ohio, Aimee Grimes, Brian Grimes, both of Browns ville, and Marie Barber, and Robert Barber, both of Stafford; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Jacqueline Whiston; and a sister, Jane Pestun, of Morgantown. Friends may call at Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and in the Point Marion Christian Church from 10 a.m. Friday, March 9, until the 11 a.m. ervice, with the Rev. Alfred Reed officiating, assisted by Pastor Joe Condoluci. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa., with military rites accorded at graveside by VFW Post 747, and the American Legion Post 499, both of Point Marion. Donations: WVU Foundation, P.O. Box 4533, Morgantown, WV 26504, where a music scholarship will be established in his memory.

Harold L. Jensen
Harold L. Jensen, 82, of Arnoldsburg, and formerly of Carmichaels, Pa., died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1919, in Ginter, Pa., son of the late Kristian S. and Mary Peterson Jensen. He was retired as plant manager from the Valley Camp Coal Co., in Shrewsburg, in 1985. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in World War II. When he lived in Carmichaels, he served as a Sunday school teacher at the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gun-making. He is survived by a son, Hanley Jensen, of Spencer; five grandchildren, Tod H. Jensen, Kristian S. Jensen, Chad Erik Jensen, Beth Ann Jensen and Sherry Lake Jensen; three great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law and caregiver, Debora A. Jensen, with whom he made his home; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Lake Adams Jensen, whom he married in 1945, on April 17, 1991; two sons, Harold Leroy Jensen and Alan L. Jensen; four brothers, Britton Jensen, who died in childhood, Walter L. Jensen, Loraine E. Jensen and Carl E. Jenson. Friends may call at Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 South Vine St., Carmichaels, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, with the Rev. Harold O. Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Park. Donations: Building Fund, Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 363, Carmichaels, PA 15320-0123.

George M. Bucklew Jr.
George M. Bucklew Jr., 72, of Burnsville, died March 5, 2001, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital at Weston, after a long illness. He was born March 19, 1928, in Tunnelton, son of the late George Monroe Bucklew and Mildred Ruth Strawser Shannon. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in occupied Berlin after World War II and in Korea during the Korean War. He was a retired systems analyst with EG&G Tech Services, and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Gassaway, where he served as an elder. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Wiant Bucklew; two sons and a spouse, Roger and Carol Wine Bucklew, of Richmond, Va., and Timothy Alan Bucklew, of Laurel, Md.; two daughters and spouses, Suzanne Boehmer, of McLean, Va., and Amy Lynne and William George Conway Jr., of Laurel; seven grandchildren, Ryan and Ashley Bucklew, Lindsey, and Kyle Bucklew, and Jessica, Kelly and Laura Boehmer; a brother, Larry Bucklew, of Clarksville, Md.; and two sisters and spouses, Rosemary and Charles Muha, of West Middl esex, Pa., and Anne Atwood, of Gaithersburg, Md. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Roger, and Reginald Bucklew; and his stepfather, Ressie Shannon. Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, of Flatwoods, is in charge of arrangements. The body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at Burnsville United Methodist Church, Burnsville, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, with the Rev. Larry Boggess officiating. Burial will follow in K of P Cemetery at Burnsville. Donations: Braxton SDA Church, 208 State St., Gassaway, WV 26624; or Burnsville United Methodist Church, or charity of choice.

William C. Keefover
William C. Keefover, 62, of Fairmont, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 30, 1938, in Grafton, son of the late Archie W. and Marie Rogers Keefover. He graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and attended Fairmont State College before being drafted and serving with the U.S. Army from 1959-61. He first worked for Monongahela Power Co. as a surveyor. He retired from Westinghouse/North American Philips with more than 30 years as a machinist. He was a member of the Meadowdale United Methodist, H & H Chapel. He was also a member of the choir at the Baptist Temple in Fairmont, the North Central West Virginia Emmaus/Crysalis Community, and AF&AM Masons Acacia Lodge 157. He was a dedicated volunteer and member of the Mountaineer Area Council Boy Scouts of America. His many projects included chairman for the Ben Baker Memorial Bass Tournament; serving on the executive board and as chairman of the Pierpon t District. He was honored with the Silver Beaver Award, one of scouting's most prestigious awards. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed reading the Bible and singing in the choir. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Wanda Pyles Keefover; two sons and a spouse, William and Sharon Keefover, and Jeffrey Keefover, all of Fairmont; a daughter and spouse, Shelby Lynn and Larry Williams, of Farmington; a sister and spouse, Linda and James Justice, of Morgantown; and five grandchildren, Latisha, Shannon and Larry Williams, and Rachael and Kameron Keefover. Friends may call from noon Saturday, March 10, until the 2 p.m. service at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Shepherd officiating. The body will be cremated. Donations: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2059, Fairmont, WV 26555-2059, or Mountaineer Area Council Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 388, Fairmont, WV 26555-0388.

Mary Murhl Smith
Mary Murhl Smith, 98, of Bruceton Mills, died Monday, March 5, 2001, in Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital in Wadsworth, Ohio. She was born July 26, 1902 in Bruceton Mills, daughter of the late Daniel Jacob and Dessie Liston Wolfe. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren and the Preston County Senior Citizens. She is survived by a son and spouse, Roy D. and Betty Smith, of Bruceton Mills; a daughter and spouse, Mary Hilda and Godfrey Wotring, of Doyleston, Ohio; six grandchildren, Godfrey Wotring Jr., Brenda Burbridge, Pamela Averill, Bonnie Lemley, Becky Benson and Billie Stemple; 16 great-grandchildren and 19 great great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Smith, Feb. 2, 1979; and two brothers. Friends may call at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Friday, March 9, at Sugar Valley United Methodist Church, in Bruceton Mills, with the Revs. Walter Speece, Chad Harvey and Vicki Sheppard officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Valley Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.

Addie P. Dunn
Addie P. Dunn, 90, of Westover, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown. She was born Feb. 15, 1911, at Dalton, Ga., daughter of the late Harbert and Barbara Hare Walden. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Morris Gospel Tabernacle. She is survived by a daughter and spouse, Evelyn and Charles Cavallier, of Granville; three grandchildren and two spouses, Sandra and Wayne Kiger and Charles Cavallier, all of Morgantown, and Randy and Susan Cavallier, of Asheboro, N.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Julie Hare, Aaron Hare, Andrea Cavallier, Jamen Cavallier and Ian Cavallier, all of Morgantown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Dunn; three brothers and three sisters. Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, with Pastor Fred Tomlinson officiating. Burial will be in Masontown Cemetery.

Andrew Shagula
Word has been received of the death of Andrew Shagula, of Abilene, Texas, on Friday, March 2, 2001. He was born July 21, 1921, in Morgantown, son of the late John and Helen Shagula. He was a graduate of University High School, Class of 1939, and attended West Virginia University. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. He is survived by his wife, Murline Shagula; two sons, Ronald A. Shagula, of Lubbock, Texas, and John Mark Shagula, of Abilene; a daughter, Jane Shagula Burton, of California; a brother and spouse, John Jr. and Ruth Shagula, of Morgantown; a nephew, B.P. Shagula, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, formerly of Morgantown; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a cousin, Tressa Essen, of Aspinwall, Pa., and other cousins in the Pittsburgh area. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Helen. Military services were held in Abilene on Tuesday, March 6.

Mamie Florence Davis
Mamie Florence Davis, 91, of Rivesville, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital. She was born July 20, 1909, in Sabraton, daughter of the late Joshua Perry and Bertha Blanche Hoskins. She was a homemaker, a member of Arnettsville United Methodist Church and Ladies Aide at Arnettsville United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons and spouses, William "Edgar" and Kathern Davis, of Pleasant View, Wayne "Leroy" and Lila Davis, of Arcadia, Fla., and Howard Ray Davis, of Cleveland; a daughter and spouse, Arbutus "Boots" and Cecil Miller of Streetsboro, Ohio; a son-in-law, Junior Frymyer, of Arnettsville; a brother, Issac Hoskins, of Crystal Lake, Fla.; 23 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Murrlen Davis; two sons, Robert Davis and Kenneth Davis; a daughter, Wilma Jean Frymyer; a brother, Roy Hoskins; a sister, Martha Belle Lazzelle; and four grandchildren. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, with the Rev. Ernest Frymyer officiating. Burial will follow at Arnettsville Cemetery.

Ellwood A. 'Juke' Hunt
Ellwood A. "Juke" Hunt, 84, of Cassville, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born Jan. 22, 1916, at Coalton, son of the late Okey and Fay McCrobie Hunt. He was a manager of the Acme Meat Market in Rahway, N.J.. He was a World War II veteran and he was Methodist. He was also a member of Meatpackers Local 464 and the Knights of Pythias. He is survived by his wife, Cledith Simmons Hunt, whom he married in 1936; three nieces, Shirley Jones, of Cassville, Nancy Bowser, of Granville, and Linda Wojick, of New Jersey; seven nephews, Carson "Buddy" Chenoweth, of Ravenswood, Bobby Chenoweth, of Morgantown,, Kelly "Skip" White, of North Carolina, Joe Hunt, of New Hill, Larry Hunt, of Boston, Mike Hunt, of New Jersey, and Tony Simmons, of Cleveland. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Mack Hunt, Paul Hunt and Gerald Hunt; and a sister, Opal White. Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, with the Rev. Frederic McAllister officiating, Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, with military honors by Westover VFW Post 9916.

William Gnatuk
William Gnatuk, 81, of Carmichaels, Pa., died Thursday, March 8, 2001 at Beverly Health Care Center, Uniontown, Pa. He was born Nov. 2, 1919, in Crucible, Pa., son of the late George and Helen Natalie Podolinsky Gnatuk. He was a 1937 graduate of the former Cumberland Township High School, Carmichaels, and attended Waynesburg College and Penn Commericial Business School. He was an ordained deacon and elder of the former New Providence Glades Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, both of Carmichaels. He taught Sunday school at both the New Providence and Greene Valley churches. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific and was a member of the Disabled Ame rican Veterans. He resided in Carmichaels most of his life. He worked as an insurance agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for 23 years and was an avid member of the Carmichaels Lions Club for more than 35 years. In 1981, he was honored as Man of the Year by the Carmichaels Lions Club. He served as president of the Lions Club and until his recent illness, was serving as the bulletin editor. He was active in serving the community as the president of the Flenniken Memorial Library board of directors for many years and was one of the early volunteers for the former EMT Ambulance Service of Carmichaels. He was a part time employee at the Yoskovich Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Naomi K. Skiles Gnatuk, whom he married Nov. 27, 1947; a son and spouse, Dennis W. and Vicky Gnatuk, of Canonsburg, Pa.; two daughters and a spouse, Doreen M. Gnatuk, of Alexandria, Pa., and Barbara S. and Charles "Giddy" Brant, of Leckrone, Pa.; four grandchildren, Missy M. Brant, Jason C. Brant, B.J. Miller and Jocelyn Silvio; one brother, Peter Gnatuk, of Uniontown; one sister, Lydia Cleveland, of Fairfax, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother, the Rev. Fred G. Gnatuk. Friends may call at Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 S. Vine St. (Pa. 88), Carmichaels, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, with Rev. Harold O. Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Park. Carmichaels Lions Club will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Donations: Building Fund, Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, PO Box 363, Carmichaels, PA 15320-0363.

Linda Sue Reeves
Linda Sue Reeves, 51, of the Carolina Community, Marion County, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born April 2, 1949, in Fairmont, daughter of Archie B. and Helen Kazmire Anderson, of Moorefield. She was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God Church, Fairmont, and was a beloved mother, daughter, grandmother and sister to her family. She is survived by a son and spouse, Steve and Stephanie Toth, of Grafton; a daughter and spouse, Heather S. and Ronnie Cox, of Grafton; a brother, John Anderson, of Moorefield; a sister and spouse, Vickie and Chris Foeks, of Beaver Falls, Pa.; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lee Reeves. Friends may call at Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton, from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Monday, March 12. Burial will be in Woodsdale Memorial Park, Grafton.

Esther Doris Knotts
Esther Doris Knotts, 90, of Heartland of Preston County and formerly of Rowlesburg, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Heartland. She was born Feb. 1, 1911, in Tunnelton, daughter of the late Orin and Della Goff Hoffman. She was a homemaker and Methodist. She is survived by a son, Jerold Knotts, of Sedalis, Mo.; two grandchildren, Dawn Chiachi and Jerold Knotts Jr.; four great-grandchildren; and a friend and caretaker, Bonnie Hemerick, of Rowlesburg. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ona Arthur Knotts; a son, Randy Knotts; and a brother and four sisters. Friends may call at Browning Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, Chester Street, in Rowlesburg, from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, and from noon until the 1:30 p.m. service Sunday, March 11, with the Rev. Sam Haught officiating. Burial will be in Mount Israel Cemetery in Fellowsville. Donations: Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520-0760.

Olive Virginia Wolfe
Olive Virginia Wolfe, 87, of Osage, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Morgan Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Morgantown. She was born Nov. 13, 1913, at Martins Ferry, Ohio, daughter of the late Lindsay and Elizabeth Stafford Shriver. She was a member of Scott's Run Settlement House Senior Citizens and Protestant. She is survived by two daughters and a spouse, Nancy and James Walls, of Morgantown, and Geraldine Gamble, of Westover; three sons and spouses, Charles and Martha Shriver, of Pursglove, Paul and Susan Wolfe, of Morgantown, and James and Iris Wolfe, of Pentress; three sisters, Mary Sheets, of Ohio, Gladys Miller, of Martinsburg, and Helen Wagner, of Wheeling; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Wolfe, in 1961; two brothers, Clarence Shriver and James Shriver; two sisters, Bertha Mae Shriver and Mae Armstrong; a grandson; and a son-in-law, Robert Gamble. Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. Monday, March 12, until the 11 a.m. service with the Rev. Raymond Morris officiating. Burial will be in East Oak Grove Cemetery.

Debra L. Conner
Debra Lynn Beckman Conner, 42, of Everettville, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital, following a short illness. She was born March 4, 1959, in Fairmont, daughter of the late Wayne Leroy and Rosetta Virginia Carr Beckman. She attended the Friendship Baptist Church. She was employed at ITC Group, and as a telemarketer in Morgantown. She enjoyed gardening. She is survived by two sons, Michael Lee Conner, of Elkins, and Justin Lee Conner, of Everettville; three brothers and spouses, James and Karen Beckman, of Fairmont, Ronald Wayne Beckman, of Smithfield, Pa., and Wayne Leroy "Dusty" Beckman Jr., of Spring Valley, Ohio; several nieces and nephews, among them, James Lee Beckman, Mallory Dawn Beckman, Shannon Brooke Beckman, Ronald W. Beckman Jr., Vanessa Beckman and Melissa Beckman; an uncle and spouse, Paul and Pearl Beckman, of Rivesville; and an aunt, G race Shoemaker, of Fairmont. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Minnie and James W. Beckman. Her body will be cremated. Donations: Her family, c/o James Beckman, RR 3, Box 285 A, Fairmont, WV 26554. Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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