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Beatrice Wilson Ramsey
Beatrice Wilson "Bee" Ramsey, 100, of Bradshaw Street, Belington, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Davis Memorial Hospital. She was born May 17, 1900, at Long Run, Sugar Creek, in Barbour County, daughter of the late Francis Creed and Effie Coontz Wilson. She attended the schools of Barbour County, including the Shockey Grade School and Belington High School. She was co-owner and operator of the Ramsey Family Restaurant. She was employed by Goodyear Rubber and Tire during World War II, and was also employed by the Barbour County school system in food service. She was a homemaker and a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, E. Lucille Ramsey and Betty Lou Ramsey, both of Belington; and two brothers, John Wilson, of Parsons and Calvin Wilson, of Ohio. She was also preceeded in death by her husband, whom she married Jan. 14, 1920, Willie Ray "Bill" Ramsey on June 3, 1942; six sisters, Beulah Yoak, Claudia Workman, Ruth Massoni, Virginia DelBaglieo, Thelma and Mary Wilson; and three brothers, Cecil, Coontz and Francis Wilson. Friends may call at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington, from 5-9 p.m. Sunday and until the 2 p.m. service Monday, March 12, with the Rev. Arden Beck officiating. Burial will be in Belington Fraternal Cemetery.

Stella Burian Hoke
Stella Burian Hoke, 91, of Vallejo, Calif., died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Sereno Care Center. She was born Sept. 5, 1909, in Saginaw, Mich. She worked as a manager at Monongalia General Hospital for nine years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Vallejo. She is survived by a daughter and spouse, Ada and Allen Carson, of Benicia, Calif.; a sister, Josephine Buck, of Morgantown; two brothers and spouses, Billy G. and Wilina Hoke, of Georgetown, S.C., and Tommy E. and Elva Hoke, of Deltona, Fla.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No services are planned. Her ashes will be scattered at sea in a private ceremony. Donations: First United Methodist Church, Woman's Group, 502 Virginia St., Vallejo, CA 94590. Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, Vallejo, Calif., is handling arrangements.

Herbert Wallace Little
Herbert Wallace Little, 69, of Elysian Avenue, Morgantown, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born July 11, 1931, in Smithfield, son of the late Clarence and Emma Craig Little. He was a retired supervisor from the Morgantown Post Office. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was also a member of Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 AF & AM, Morgantown Chapter No. 30 RAM, Order of the Eastern Star No. 35, Morgantown Commandery No. 18, OSIRIS Temple, Morgantown Shrine Club and Mountaineer Patrol. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jo Claire Markley Little; a son and spouse, Richard and Almie Little, of Maidsville; two sisters, Erma Coen, of Mannington and Genova Little, of Boise, Idaho; two grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Owens and Richard Little II; and two great-grandchildren, Brittany Owens and Zachary Owens. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Ann Little; two brothers, John Little and Jacob Little; and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Little. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday with Scottish Rite services at 7:30 p.m. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, with the Rev. Stacy L. Groscup officiating. Burial will be in W.Va. National Cemetery at Prunyto wn with military honors and Masonic services conducted by Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173.

Mary Ann Cottrell Cosgrove
Mary Ann Cottrell Cosgrove, 65, of Essex, Md., and formerly of the Point Marion area, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore. She was born March 15, 1935, in West Virginia, daughter of the late Bid and Marlene Cottrell. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Cosgrove; a son, Wayne Joseph Cottrell, and a grandson, Ricky Lee Ball Jr., both of Baltimore; three brothers, Doy Cottrell, Dall Cottrell and James Cottrell, and a sister, Kate Brooks, all of Point Marion, Pa. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Lee Hall Sr. and a sister, Vercie Sheers. Friends may call at Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and until the 2 p.m. service Sunday, March 11, with the Rev. David Lee Corob officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Union Cemetery, Morris Crossroads, Pa.

Debra Beckman Conner
Debra Lynn Beckman Conner, 42, of Everettville, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital after a short illness. She was born March 4, 1959, in Fairmont, daughter of the late Wayne Leroy and Rosetta Virginia Carr Beckman. She was a devoted mother and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She worked at ITC Group 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 a spouse, James and Karen Beckman, of Fairmont, Ronald Wayne Beckman, of Smithfield, Pa., and Wayne Leroy "Dusty" Beckman Jr., of Spring Valley, Ohio; two nephews, James Lee Beckman and Ronald W. Beckman Jr.; four nieces, Mallory Dawn Beckman, Shannon Brooke Beckman, Vanessa Beckman and Melissa Beckman; an uncle and spouse, Paul and Pearl Beckman, of Rivesville; and an aunt, Grace Shoem aker, of Fairmont. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Mamie Lela and James W. Beckman. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. Donations: James Beckman, R.R. 3, Box 285A, Fairmont, WV 26554.

Harold L. Kuhn
Harold L. Kuhn, 71, of Niles, Ohio, formerly of Hundred, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Specialty Hospital, in Youngstown, Ohio, after a long illness. He was born June 22, 1929, in Hundred, son of the late Arlie and Linnie McDonnell Kuhn. He was a tree surgeon at Cowger Tree Service and worked at Cleveland Steel Container Corp. for 17 years, retiring in 1994. He attended Grace Church of the Nazarene in Mineral Ridge, Ohio, and was a master wood carver. He enjoyed woodworking and crafts. He was a member of Amvets Post 206, a 29-year member of the Niles Moose Lodge 627, and made several yearly trips to Moose Heart. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps. He is survived by his wife, Lois Patricia Johnson Kuhn; two sons, William Kuhn and Bruce Kuhn, both of Chicago; two daughters, Nancy Nash, of Chicago, and Debbie Maszka, of Layton, Utah; a stepdaughter, Joyce Drenning, of Blairsville, Pa.; four brothers, Junior Kuhn and Edward "Sonny" Kuhn, both of Burton, Dale Kuhn, of Glovers Gap, and Perry Kuhn, of Littleton; three sisters, Ruby Postlethwait, of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, Jean Yoho, of Beloit, Ohio, and Patty Sayers, of Niles; 14 grandchildren and two grea t-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Ted and Dexter Kuhn; and three sisters, Wilma Grim, Virginia Yoho and Mary Elizabeth Kuhn. Friends may call at Robert P. McDermott Funeral Home, Niles, from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14. Burial will be in Pineview Memorial Park.

Bertie L. Opas
Bertie L. Opas, 70, of Fairmont, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at home. She was born July 2, 1930, in Marion County, daughter of the late Earl and Katherine O'Dell Layman. She was graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1949. She was an active member of the H&H Chapel of Meadowdale United Methodist Church. She was a member of the RECON Club and the Willing Workers. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Nick Opas, whom she married June 24, 1950; a daughter and spouse, Terri and Jeff Murray, of Ashburn, Va.; a son and spouse, Steve and Beverly Opas, of Fairmont; four grandchildren, Brandi Opas and Levi Opas, of Fairmont, and Austin Murray and Garrett Murray, both of Ashburn, Va.; a nephew, Larry Layman; and three nieces, Kathie Clark, Diane Hogan and Kim Moran. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Bernard Layman, and a nephew, Gary Layman. Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 6-9 p.m. Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 until the 1 p.m. service with the Rev. Tom Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover. Donations: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2059, Fairmont, WV 26555.

Mary Jean Cupp
Mary Jean Cupp, 66, of Bruceton Mills, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at home. She was born Aug. 29, 1934, in Hazelton, daughter of the late James Quinter and Annie Braham Guthrie. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. She is survived by six sons and spouses, Martin Ed and Joyce Cupp and Richard G. and Donna Cupp, all of Terra Alta, Roger Lee and Marlene Cupp, of Farmington, Pa., James Melvin Cupp and Marvin Dale and Carmen Cupp, all of Bruceton Mills, and Charles W. and Dolly Cupp, of Morgantown; a daughter and spouse, Sharon and Don Everly, of Bruceton Mills; and four sisters, Betty Thomas, of Bruceton Mills, Judy Hoffman, of Grafton, Alice Thomas, of Sheffield, Ohio, and Juanita Pratt, of Baltimore. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Martin L. Cupp, on Sept. 24, 1999; two brothers, Ray and Albert Lee Guthrie; and two sisters, Jane Rosier and Evelyn Rice. Friends may call at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville, from 3-9 p.m. Monday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, with the Rev. Carroll Junkins officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, in Bruceton Mills.

Raymond Leon Ash
Raymond Leon Ash, 70, of Fairmont, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital. He was born in Wheeler, Webster County, son of Marie Cutlip Ash, of Shinnston, and the late Claude Ash. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked in the mining industry for 47 years, first as a coal miner and later as an inspector supervisor in the Morgantown office for the Coal Mine Safety and Health Administration. He was a graduate of Monongah High School and attended many classes in coal mine safety. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fairmont. He was a devoted father and enjoyed being outdoors and fishing. He is also survived by his wife of 49 years, Hazel Turner Ash; a son and spouse, Scott Alan and Brenda Ash, of Athens; two daughters and spouses, Rebecca Lynn and Rex Little, of Lansing, N.C., and Kelly Marie and Dr. Hakan Erserver, of Banner Elk, N.C.; three brothers and spouses, Norvel and Carolyn Ash, of Shinnston, Claude and Joanne Ash, of Marshville, Miss., and Franklin C. and Carol Ash, of Fairmont; a sister and spouse, Leona and William Mello, of Middlefield, Ohio; two grandsons, Kevin Matthew La xton and Clint Alan Laxton, both of Fairmont; and a great-grandson, Ryan Nicholas Laxton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Ash. Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 5-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, until the 11:30 a.m. service with the Rev. Gene Lassiter officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Full graveside military rites will be conducted by members of the Marion County Military Honor Guard.

Edith V. Fowler
Edith V. Fowler, 74, of Reedsville, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at home. She was born Oct. 18, 1926, daughter of the late Richard and Ella Powers. She was a homemaker and loved gardening and ceramics. She is survived by three daughters, Mary E. Bloomis, of Colorado, Susan A. Adams, of Reedsville, and Margaret E. Herbert, of South Dakota; a sister and spouse, Betty and Bradley R. Crow, of Laurel Point; four brothers and spouses, Bernard and Kay Powers, of Masontown, Clifford and Phylis Powers and Robert and Carol Powers, all of Morgantown, and Richard and Angie Powers, of Beckley; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister and a grandchild. Friends may call at Waldeck Funeral Home, Masontown, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, with Rev. Ernest Frymyer officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Morgantown.

Michael E. Farrell
Michael E. Farrell, 80, of Bancroft Drive, Morgantown, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at home. He was born Sept. 19, 1920, in Littleton, son of the late William J. and Maude Leech Farrell. He was a member of the Littleton Assumption Catholic Church, American Legion Post 120, and the Carpenters Union in Morgantown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired as a carpenter after more than 45 years, having worked mostly in the Morgantown area. He is survived by a sister, Frances Dawson, of Lorraine, Ohio; and six nephews, Paul Hayes, of Brook Park, Ohio, Neil Snider, of Hundred, Ralph Snider, of McDonald, Pa., Gary Lee Snider, of Paden City, Fred Farrell, of Lorraine, and Basil Dawson, of the Philippines; and two nieces, Connie Breen, of Mansfield, Ohio, and Barbara Taylor, of Hundred. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Snider Farrell, in 1985; a brother, William Farrell; and five sisters, Josephine Farrell, Mary Farrell, Cecilia Marie Hayes, Helen Morris and Mary Mack Snider. Friends may call at Hunt Funeral Home in Hundred, from 6-9 p.m. Friday. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, at Assumption Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jeremiah McSweeney as celebrant. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, near Rogersville, Pa.

Gladys Louise Menear
Gladys Louise Donley Menear, 90, of Bald Hill, Dilliner, Pa., died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Monongalia General Hospital. She was born March 9, 1911, in Bald Hill, daughter of the late Norman and Myrtle Travis Donley. She was a member of the Bald Hill Methodist Church and a founding member of their Women's Social Christian Society. She was formerly employed as a nurse's aide at University Hospital for 12 years. She was also a caretaker and secretary-treasurer for the Bald Hill Cemetery Committee for many years. She is survived by a son and spouse, Robert Allen and Lisa Menear, of Bald Hill; two grandsons and a spouse, Brian Andrew and Erika Menear, of Charlotte, N.C., and Christopher Edwin Menear, of Bald Hill; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Hatfield Menear, of Lilburn, Ga.; an aunt, Gladys Travis; of Point Marion, Pa.; two cousins, Virda Eberhart and Russell Sargent, both of Point Marion; a niece, Mary Lou McCoy, of Lilburn; and four nephews, Clarence Martin, of Largo, Fla., Marion Martin, of Witchita Falls, Texas, Patrick Martin, of Inverness, Fla., and Wade S. Menear, of Dumfries, Va. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred E. Menear, on Aug. 25, 1990; a sister, Mable Martin; two brothers, Herschel Donley, and Jesse Donley, in infancy. Friends may call at Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, in Point Marion. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and Saturday until the 11 a.m. service, with the Revs. Andrew Verner and Willard Morse officiating. Burial will be in Bald Hill Cemetery. Donations: Bald Hill Cemetery Committee, R.D. 1, Box 181, Dilliner, PA 15327.

Debra Ann Freeland
Debra Ann Freeland, 24, of Reedsville, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at home. She was born Nov. 3, 1976, in Oakland, Md., daughter of Howard and Hazel Freeland, of Reedsville. She is also survived by a sister and spouse, Francis and Timothy Livengood, of Kingwood; a grandmother, Betty Freeland, of Oakland; four uncles and spouses, Robert and Janet Pyles, of Newburg, Thomas Pyles, of Kingwood, Carl Freeland, of Virginia, and Oliver Guthrie, of Oakland; and two aunts, Suzy Windell, of Oakland, and Mary Anderson, of Florida. Friends may call at Waldeck Funeral Home, Masontown, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, with the Rev. Walter Speece officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Reedsville.

Phillip W. Preston
Phillip W. Preston, 77, of Village Drive, Fairmont, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at The Arbors at Fairmont. He was born March 22, 1923, in Washington, Pa., son of the late Walter and Helen Perkowski. He was a retired salesman for Certainty, a building supply company. He also owned his own firefighting equipment company. He attended the Trinity Assembly of God, a member of the VFW and the Fairmont Elks. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a tail gunner. He is survived by his wife, Jean Palumbo Preston; a daughter, Helen Koligian, of Cincinnati; a son, Craig Preston, of Holland, Mich.; three grandchildren, John Campos, Todd Koligian and Christopher Preston; and a great-grandson, Philip W. Preston III. He was also preceded in death by a son, Philip W. Preston Jr. Friends may call at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m., Friday, March 16, until the 10 a.m. service, with the Rev. Ray L. Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow at West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown. Grafton VFW will conduct full military graveside rites.

Delores Jean McDonald
Delores Jean McDonald, 53, of Sand Bank Road, Morgantown, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born Oct. 2, 1947, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late Clyde E. McDonald Sr. and Grace E. Lidick McDonald Cordwell. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Exline, of Dellslow; three sons and a spouse, John Exline, Danny Exline, and Bryan and Melinda Exline, all of Morgantown; three brothers and spouses, Clyde and Vicky McDonald Jr., of Tyrone Road, Charles and Karen McDonald, of Aarons Creek Road, and Alan and Scarlet McDonald, of Core; three sisters and spouses, Bonnie and Lloyd Shisler, of Graton Road, Tena and David Tidd, of Elkhart, Ind., and Ruth and Donald Davis, of Sand Bank Road; nine grandchildren; and her longtime companion, Roy "Jody" Stonebreaker, of Morgantown. She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Guy E. McDonald. Friends may call at Nicholson Chapel Church, Summers School Road, from 1:30 p.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, the time of service, with the Rev. Terry Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Nicholson Chapel Cemetery. Donations: Nicholson Chapel Church, c/o Rev. David Hilling, 1008 Summers School Road, Morgantown, WV 26508. Hastings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Louise Everts
Betty Louise Everts, 65, of Point Marion, Pa., died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at home. She was born Sept. 14, 1935, in Morgantown, daughter of the late Arlie and Belvie Close Everts. She was a member of the American Legion ladies' auxiliary in Point Marion. She is survived by a son, Rodney Rogers, of Point Marion; a daughter, Virginia A. Rogers, of Morgantown; a brother, Richard Everts, of Stewartstown; and four sisters, Mildred Keener, of Morgantown; Merle Clemmer, of Pittsburgh; Jackie Eichelberger, of Greensboro, N.C.; and Mary Cogar, of Point Marion. She was also preceded in death by six sisters, Polly Hillen, Thelma Salisbury, Ruby Wood, Lucille Leppard, Wilma Nicholas and Dorothy Keener. Friends may call at Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, from 6-9 p.m. Friday and until the service time of 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, with the Rev. Scott Teets officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Morgantown.

Rose Alice Huey
Rose Alice Huey, 61, of Smithfield, Pa., died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at home. She was born Nov. 21, 1939, at East Millsboro, Pa., daughter of Mildred Rae Dillinger Parker, of Smithfield, and the late Carl James Burkey. She attended the Fairchance (Pa.) Apostolic Revival Center. In addition to her mother, she is survived by four children, Pamela Hutson, of McClellandtown, Pa., Donald Huey Jr., of Morgantown, and Gale Helwig and Shelly Smith, both of Smithfield; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, William Burkey, of Uniontown, Pa.; a half-brother, Bob Burkey, of Elyria, Ohio; a stepbrother, Larry Dillow, of New Castle, Pa.; and a good friend, Bob Jubin, of Smock, Pa. She was also preceded in death by two stepfathers, George Dillow and Charles Parker; and her husband of 39 years, Donald R. Huey Sr., on Dec. 16, 1997. Friends may call at Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 W. Church St., Fairchance, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Service will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17, with Sister Donna Guzik officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Georges Township, Pa.

John E. Powell
John E. Powell, 41, of Orange Park, Fla., formerly of Morgantown, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Orange Park. He was born Nov. 28, 1959, in Indianapolis, son of Richard E. and Beverly Smith Powell, of Morgantown. He was a graduate of St. Francis High School and he was Catholic. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. For eight years he was a sculptor and an artistic craftsman. He was also an airframe and powerplant mechanic at the Jacksonville Naval Air Base. He is also survived by his wife, Joyce Rice Powell, of Orange Park, Fla.; four brothers and spouses, Thomas and Sue Powell, of Olympia, Wash., Randall and Cheryl Powell, of Concord, N.C., James and Lee Powell, of San Antonio, Texas, and Robert and Deb Powell, of Westfield, Ind.; three sisters and a spouse, Cathryn Olson, of Phoenix, Betsy and Ben Nolan, of Fairfax, Va., and Nancy Leroy, of Morgantown; and 12 nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Davidson-Mancinelli Funeral Home, from 7-9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, until the 11 a.m. service, with the Rev. Jude Mili officiating.

Ellen Louise Jarvis
Ellen Louise Jarvis, 76, of Paw Paw Creek Road, Fairview, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at home. She was born Feb. 1, 1925, at McCurdysville, daughter of the late Clyde and Retta Varner Summers. She was a former employee of Willows Motel and Country Inn Restaurant, in Industry, Pa., and Grace's Lunch, in Midland, Pa. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge and Noah Ark Assembly of God Church. She is survived by a son and a spouse, Everett "Sonny" and Betty Sine, of Fairview; two daughters and spouses, Betty and Robert Bailey, of Enon Valley, Pa., and Carla and Roger Buffington, of Fairview; six brothers, Frank Summers, and William "Billy" Summers, both of Grant Town, Otis Summers, Chester Summers, David Summers, Marvin Summers, all of Fairview; four sisters, Patricia Kish, Ruby Summers, and Jean Barr, all of Fairview, and Betty Bulkoski, of Chardon, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grand children. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Carl Jarvis, on Nov. 1, 1993; a son, Charles Lloyd Jarvis; two sisters, Madeline Brummage and Joretta Summers; and three grandchildren. Friends may call at Domico Funeral Home Curry Chapel, Fairview, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and from 1-9 p.m. Friday, and at the Noah Ark Asembly of God Church, from noon-1 p.m.. Service will be in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, with Pastor Louise Tennant officiating. Burial will follow at the McCurdysville Cemetery.

Stanley L. Hixon
Stanley L. Hixon, 60, of Farmington, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Uniontown (Pa.) Hospital. He was born Aug. 18, 1940, in Bruceton Mills, son of the late Harry and Elizabeth Forman Hixon. He was a member of Wharton Furnace Union Church and was the Wharton Precinct Democratic committeeman. He had worked for Eola Coal Co., East Millsboro, and retired from Jones Mining in Frostburg, Md. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Hughes Hixon; two children and spouses, Laurie and Rob McElroy and Stanley M. and Traci Hixon, all of Gibbon Glade; two brothers and spouses, Clifford and Eleanor Hixon, of Bruceton Mills, and Herbert and Marie Hixon, of Morgantown; three sisters and two spouses, Norma Knox, of Bruceton Mills, Sylvia and Bob Liston, of Albright, and Coraline and Earl Niner, of Brandonville. Friends may call at Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home, Farmington, Pa., from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and until the 11 a.m. service Saturday, March 17, with the Rev. Vincent Cable officiating. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery, Brandonville.

Mary Coombs Hartley
Mary Coombs Hartley, 86, of Canyon Road, Morgantown, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at The Madison. She was born Aug. 7, 1914, in Monongalia County, daughter of the late John Ralph and Olive Smell Coombs. She was a longtime member of Avery United Methodist Church. She graduated from Fairmont State Teachers College, in 1935. She was an elementary school teacher for 30 years, beginning her career in a one-room schoolhouse in Sugar Grove, and also several schools in Monongalia County. She later taught children on military bases in Germany. She was also a member of the Monongalia County Art Association. She is survived by two nephews, William H. Coombs, of Canyon Road, and Carl R. Coombs, of Newton Falls, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Hartley; and a brother, Wilbur R. Coombs. Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, with the Revs. Rick Curtis and Violet Petso officiating. Burial will follow at East Oak Grove Cemetery.

Phyllis Maxine Wotring
Phyllis Maxine Wotring, 90, of Kingwood, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Preston Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 18, 1910, in Kingwood, daughter of the late W.O. and May Smith Miller. She graduated from West Virginia University, where she obtained a degree in secondary education. She was employed as a teacher for 17 years with the Preston County school system. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kingwood, and the Presbyterian Women Association. She is survived by a daughter and spouse, Charlotte and Dale Hartman, of Diamond, Ohio; three sons and spouses, Dr. James W. II, and Vivian Wotring, of Hickory, N.C., Robert D. and Billye Wotring, of Houston, and Joseph M. and Rebecca Wotring, of St. Albans; 14 grandchildren and spouses, Terra and Sherman Wales, of Phoenix, Dr. Robert Wotring II, of Kapaa, Hawaii, Tony and Patty Hartman, of Wellington, Ohio, Scott Hartman, of Diamond, Joseph and Carrie Hartman, of Wellington, James and Deanna Hartman, of Strongsville, Ohio, James William III and Jennifer Wotring, of Charlotte, N.C., Alison and Scott Crenshaw, of Richmond, Va., Julie Wotring and Jennifer Wotring, both of Charleston, Bill Davis and Vickye Young, both of Houston, Steven and Monica Kirby, of St. Albans, and Lesli and Jerry Waldron, of Mount Hope; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James William Wotring Sr., on Oct. 10, 1992; and a brother, R. Glenn Miller. Friends may call at James G. Lobb Funeral Home, in Kingwood, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, and from noon Saturday, March 17, until the 1 p.m. service with the Rev. John M. Zuercher officiating. Burial will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery in Kingwood. Donations: First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, 104 E. High St., Kingwood, WV 26537; and Heartland of Preston County, Auxiliary, 300 Miller Road, Kingwood, WV 26537.

Donald E. Nuce
Donald E. Nuce, 66, of Beulah Road, Morgantown, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born Dec. 21, 1934, in Dellslow, son of the late Elery E. and Edith M. Burbridge Nuce. He retired from Morgantown Glass Co., and was a member of the Glass Union Guild. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by a brother, Marvin L. Nuce, of Lake Forest, Calif. He was also preceded in death by his wife, June Marie Cyphert Nuce, on April 8, 2000. Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, with Luther "Bud" McCartney officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hills Cemetery.


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