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Wilma Lucille Likins
Wilma Lucille Likins, 80, of Rowlesburg, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Preston Memorial Hospital. She was born June 9, 1920, in Sanders Hill, daughter of the late Kenneth and Victoria Rose Goff Pyles. She was a homemaker and Methodist. She is survived by two sons and spouse, Neil and Susan Likins, of Kingwood, and Lefty and Karen Likins, of Rowlesburg; a daughter, Rosemary Waybright, of Rowlesburg; a brother, Paul Pyles, of Kingwood; two sisters, Nita Miller, of Rowlesburg, and Mary Taylor, of Aurora, Ill.; her companion, Harley Sanders of Tunnelton; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester Wade Likins; two sons, Phillip Likins and William Likins; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Likins; three brothers, John Pyles, Berlin Pyles and Noel Pyles; and a sister, Virginia Tracy. Friends may call at Browning Funeral Home Burke Chapel, Rowlesburg, from 7-9 p.m. Friday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, and at Christ United Methodist Church, Rowlesburg, from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service Sunday, March 18, with the Rev. Sam Haught officiating. Burial will be in Sanders Hill Cemetery, Tunnelton.

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 and spouses, Pamela and William Hutson, of McClellandtown, Pa., Donald and Vickie Huey Jr., of Morgantown, and Gale and Michael Helwig and Shelly and Frankie Smith, all 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.

Fred W. Root
Fred W. Root, 73, of Miller Street, Morgantown, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at home. He was born Oct. 30, 1927, at Lumberport, son of the late Orpha W. and Lilly Butler Root. He was superintendent of the Monongalia County Transit System, retiring in 1990 after 17 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and a member of New Life Worship Center, Smithfield, Pa. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Leah Marjorie Sanders Root; two daughters and spouses, Renee and Larry Kisner and Leah and James Haught, all of Cheat Lake; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Root and Walter "Bud" Root, and a sister, Mary Louise Root Ludwick. Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the 1:30 p.m. service Sunday, March 18, with the Rev. Michael D. Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Nuzum Cemetery, Fairmont.

Laura Jane Dalaba
Laura Jane Dalaba, 52, of Country Squire Mobile Home Park, Morgantown, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 18, 1948, in Glen Falls, N.Y., daughter of Edith Katheryn Parker Willette, of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and the late Erwin Dalaba. She was a homemaker and a U.S. Army veteran. She was a member of Covenant Evangelical Methodist Church. She loved country music, crocheting and hunting in her younger years. She was a member of the Veterans Club, Morgantown Chapter. She is also survived by three daughters and a spouse, Cynthia Hooton, of Morgantown, Jennifer and Howard Smith, of Core, and Rebecca Tennant, of Wadestown; a stepdaughter, Nicole Wolfe, of Daybrook; a brother and spouse, Carl and Donna Dalaba, of Hampton , N.Y.; three sisters and spouses, Carlene and Ronald Wolf, Gerladine and Thomas Martin, all of North Tonawanda, and Portia and Richard Eliseo, of Lockport, N.Y.; a stepfather, Richard Willette, of North Tonawanda; four step-grandchildren; and three ex-h usbands, David Hooton, James Tennant and David Bruce. Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, with the Rev. Issac Harmon officiating. Burial will be in Samuel Lynn Cemetery, Bentons Ferry.

Louise L. Wright
Louise L. Wright, 81, of Lake Shore, Fla., formerly of Farmington, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in Florida. She was the daughter of the late Lon and Edna Wright, of Farmington. She was a member of Lake Shore Church of Christ. She was retired from NAS after 37 years of service. She is survived by her husband, W. Burl Wright; a niece, Trudy Fletcher; and a nephew, Harry Bradley. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Martha Bradley, of Farmington. Dent Funeral Home, Farmington, is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation. There will be a graveside service at the IOOF Cemetery, Farmington, at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, with Evangelist Randy Cook officiating.

Roger Devericks
Roger "Outlaw" Devericks, 57, of Farmington, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Ruby Memorial, from an extended illness. He was born Dec. 27, 1943, in Coldwater, son of the late Willard Brooks and Zelma Dennison Devericks. He was Protestant. He liked to spend time on the CB radio, and was known as Outlaw. He also liked to work on old cars and trucks, and spent most of his time in his garage. He had worked for the Williamson Shaft Co., in Fairmont, and the Clarksburg Casket Co., in Clarksburg. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Norma McVane Devericks; a daughter, Trina Devericks, at home; a son, Allen Devericks, of Jonestown, Pa.; a sister, Emogene Nicholison, of Shinnston; two brothers and a spouse, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Devericks, of Fairmont, and Earnest Devericks. Friends may call at Dent Funeral Home, Farmington, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, and from 10:30 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service Saturday, March 17, with the Rev. James Harold Zinn officiating. Burial will follow in Davis Cemetery near Farmington.

Victor C. Poling
Victor C. Poling, 85, of Morgantown, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born Nov. 11, 1915, in St. George, son of the late Howard and Ethel Grandstaff Poling. He was Methodist and a born-again Christian. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 152. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Boyles Poling; a daughter and spouse, Ethel Marie and Edward Cordwell, of Morgantown; a son, Clyde Dale Poling, of Morgantown; a brother, Howard Poling, of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho; an uncle, Gaston Poling, of Parsons; three grandchildren, Kimberly, Victor and Tania Cordwell; and three great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Cordwell; two brothers, Carlton and Guy Poling; and a sister, Yvonne Poling. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Hastings Funeral Home. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, with the Rev. Pat Cassidy officiating. Burial will follow in Pifer Mountain Cemetery, St. George.

Ione Montgomery
Word has been received of the death of Ione Montgomery, 92, of New Castle, Pa., who died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in Washington Township, Mich. She was born March 22, 1908, in Hundred, daughter of the late William and Jewell Kennedy Carpenter. She is survived by a son, Jack Montgomery, of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Pauline West, of Fairview; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Montgomery; and a daughter, Annetta Boron. She was buried in Castleview Memorial Gardens, New Castle, on March 2.

Maude Kennedy
Maude I. Kennedy, 92, of Brave, Pa., died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born Sept. 21, 1908, in Wayne Township, Greene County, Pa., daughter of the late John C. and Laura Mayfield Whitehill. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Trulli, of Arizona; and a brother, Roy Whitehill, of New Cumberland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rex Kennedy; two brothers, Paul Whitehill and Glenn Whitehill; and a sister, Lillian Taylor. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Pine Bank Cemetery with the Rev. Samuel Hibbs officiating. Owen-Neely Funeral Home, Blacksville, is in charge of arrangements.

Louis "Jimmie" Cimino
Louis "Jimmie" Cimino, 90, of University Avenue, Morgantown, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Sundale Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 13, 1911, in Beechwood, son of the late Tony and Catherine Secreto Cimino. He was a night club owner. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Clara L. Thomas Cimino; a daughter and spouse, Jean Ellen and Donald P. Murdock, of Fairmont; two grandsons and spouses, John Michael and Rebecca Murdock, of Fairmont, and Randall Louis and Sandra Murdock, of Morgantown; four great-granddaughters, Mackenzie, Spencer, Meredith and Jacyln Murdock; and nieces and nephews, including Sammy and Jean Jimmie, of Granville. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Thersa Amato, Rose Scuibbo, Mary Riggie and Sophia Cimino; and three brothers, Bennie, Joe and Sam Cimino. Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, and from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service Monday, March 19, with the Rev. Stacy L. Groscup officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Charles Cleavenger
Charles Allen "Chuck" Cleavenger, 58, died Monday, March 12, 2001, in Willow Lake Nursing Home in Long Beach, Calif., of congestive heart failure. He was born March 25, 1942, in Philippi, son of Robert Lee and Gladys Florence Green Cleavenger. He went to the 11th grade before dropping out of school. He worked as an auto mechanic, first working in Clarksburg, at Pure Oil gas station next to the main post office while in high school. He joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS America for four years, mostly in the Mediterranean Sea. He earned his GED while in the Navy. He later moved to Maryland and also to Florida briefly. He subsequently left West Virginia, going to California, where he lived in the Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, an d Garden Grove communities. He worked again as an automobile mechanic while in California. He was married and divorced four times. He is survived by three brothers, Dr. Ronald Cleavenger, of Morgantown, and Clifford Cleavenger and Stephen Cleavenger, both of Salem; two sisters, Margaret Cleavenger Maiocco, of Yorba Linda, Calif.; Diana Cleavenger Swiger, of Red House; a half brother, Ernie Cleavenger, of Covington, Va.; seven nephews, Joe Cleavenger, of Shinnston, Brett Cleavenger, of Morgantown, Brian Hart, of Phoenix, Ariz., Douglas Swiger II, of Eleanor, Danny Swiger, of Frederick, Md., Robert Cleavenger, of Centralia, Ill., and Raymond Cleavenger, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and two nieces, Courtney Cleavenger, and Stacy Cleavenger, both of Morgantown. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Cleavenger. His remains will be returned to West Virginia and buried in the Mount Olive Cemetery near Philippi. There will be no viewing or service. Information provided by Wright Funeral Home, Philippi.

Thelma G. Trickett
Thelma G. Trickett, 72, of Harvey Street, Westover, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born April 3, 1928, in Fairmont, daughter of the late James and Anna Johnson Hammack. She is survived by her husband, Robert Trickett; a daughter and spouse, Carolyn and Douglas Clevenger, and two grandchildren, Lucas and Jill Clevenger, all of Morgantown; and a sister, Dolores Bright of Fairmont. She also was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter. Cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home. Friends may call at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19, until the 11 a.m. memorial service with Waunita Trickett officiating. Burial will be at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.

Edith G. Bolyard
Edith G. Bolyard, 86, of Route 3, Morgantown, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born Nov. 16, 1914, in Kingwood, daughter of the late Benjamin Clark and Earie Nicholson Nuce. She attended Burns Chapel Methodist Church and Herring Baptist Church. She was retired from Sterling Faucet after 26 years in the Plating Department as a racker and unracker. She had been a member of the VIP Even Dozen Club since 1980. She is survived by her friend and caretaker, Tom McCrobie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Bolyard in 1980; and two brothers, Howard and Harold Nuce. Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18, with Pastor Terry Hagedorn officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Kingwood.

James G. Wolverton
James G. "Jamie" Wolverton, 35, of Route 310, Grafton, died Wednesday March 14, 2001, at home. He was born Feb. 17, 1966, in Clarksburg, son of Jack L. and June Corder Wolverton, of Grafton. He was self-employed as a carpenter and was Protestant. He is also survived by two brothers and spouses, Chip and Beverly Wolverton, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Jack L. II and Christy Wolverton, of Grafton; maternal grandmother, Claribel Corder, of Grafton; paternal grandmother, Naomi Wolverton, of Grafton; another grandmother, Ruth Blake, of Flemington; a niece, Jill Wolverton, of Grafton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Corder; and paternal grandfather, Bill Wolverton. Friends may call at Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, U.S. 50 West, Grafton, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, and from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service Monday, March 19, with the Rev. Patty Post officiating. Burial will follow at Point Pleasant Cemetery, near Corder's Crossing.

Jane S. Atkinson
Jane S. Atkinson, 74, of Mount Morris, Pa., died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at MonPointe Nursing Home, Morgantown, after a long illness. She was born in Mount Morris on March 16, 1926, daughter of the late Mary Fox Snyder. She was a member of Mount Morris United Methodist Church, and retired as a teller from the former First National Bank, now Huntington Bank, in Morgantown. She is survived by an uncle, Charles M. Fox, of Mollusk, Va. She was also preceded in death by a son, John Miller Atkinson. At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation or services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mount Morris, with the Rev. Fred Tomlinson officiating. Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., corner of Ellsworth Avenue and U.S. 19, Mount Morris, is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma Lucille Likins
Wilma Lucille Likins, 80, of Rowlesburg, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Preston Memorial Hospital. She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Lynn Likins and Judy Likins, both of Manheim Community, Rowlesburg. Friends may call at Browning Funeral Home, Rowlesburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and at Christ United Methodist Church, Rowlesburg, from 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18, until the 2 p.m. service with the Rev. Sam Haught officiating. Burial will follow in Sanders Hill Cemetery, near Tunnelton.

James C. Pennington
James C. Pennington, 78, of Gaston Avenue, Fairmont, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Madison Rehab. He was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Daisy, son of the late Herbert and Norma Altizer Pennington. He was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army, and a member of Fairmont VFW Post No. 629, Cooties, Fairmont American Legion, and VFW Honor Guard. He served in the European and Asian Theaters and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a retired salesman for Armour Co. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Juanita Shepherd Pennington; a son and spouse, Earl McCardle and Andrea Nagy, of Westover; three sisters, Ann Hicks, Betty Mullens and Jessie White, all of Madison; three grandchildren, Eddie McCardle, of Manassas, Va., Patrick McCardle, of Westover, and Deborah McCardle, of Westover; and two great-grandchildren, Arin Wargacki, of Weirton, and Keith Amos, of Westover. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Pennington; and two sisters, Madge Byrneside and Catherine Hicks. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, with the Rev. Alice Keener officiating. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery, Prunytown, with military graveside services provided by the Grafton VFW, and "Taps" will be performed by Nick Ely of Westwood Middle School.

Edith E. Watring
Edith E. Watring, 83, of Westover, died Thursday, March 15, 2001. She was born Oct. 3, 1917, in West Virginia, daughter of the late Joseph and Hattie Tennant Hines. She retired from West Virginia University as the secretary for the dean of medicine. She was a member of the Pines Country Club, Telephone Pioneers, Mountaineer Athletic Association, U.S. Golf Association, and Westover United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, tennis and golf. She is survived by a son, Joseph Watring, of Morgantown; and a brother and spouse, Jack and Jean Hines, of Morgantown. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lamar K. Watring, in 1982. Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, with the Rev. Kenneth Simms officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens. Donations: Childrens International, P .O. Box 219357, Kansas City, MO 64121-9357; St. Ursula Food Pantry and Outreach, P.O. Box 18, Pursglove, WV 26546; Make a Wish Foundation of Northern West Virginia, 3711 Morgantown Industrial Park, Morgantown, WV 26501-2347.

Martha Esther King
Martha Esther King, 88, of Mannington, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Wishing Well Manor, Fairmont. She was born May 25, 1912, in Michigan, daughter of the late John and Emma Doane. She was a member of Saint Paul's Methodist Church, Toledo, Ohio. She is survived by two sons and spouses, Gene and Mary King, of Mannington, and Max and JoAnn King, of Ellenton, Fla.; two grandchildren, Thomas King, of Mannington, and Deanna Franklin, of Kilgore, Texas; two great-grandchildren, T.J. and Jason King, of Mannington; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her husband, T.J. King, in 1977; four sisters; and a brother. At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated. There will be no funeral home visitation. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date at the Toledo Memorial Park. Arrangements by Masters Funeral Home, Mannington.

Ellen Colvin Wooden
Ellen Lenora Colvin Wooden, 69, of Idamay, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at the home of her niece, Helen Haun, with whom she lived. She was born March 16, 1931, in Bethlehem, daughter of the late Floyd D. and Velma Crimm Colvin. She had worked as a waitress at restaurants in Baltimore for 37 years. She is survived by four daughters, Patty Apitsch, of Worthington, Tara Ball, of Baltimore, Jacqueline Howell, of Joppatowne, Md., and Rose Webb, of Baltimore; two sons, James Doyle, of Baltimore, and Melvin Doyle, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; five stepchildren, Diane Thanner, of Shellville, Ga., Cheryl Granruth, Joyce Bellman, Earl Wooden Jr., and Warren Wooden, all of Baltimore; two brothers, Norval Crimm and William Colvin, both of Mannington; three sisters, Betty Romino, of Rosewood Nursing Home, Graft on, Jacqueline Nicholas, of Farmington, and Carolyn Chicarelli, of Fairmont; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ward Colvin; and a grandson. Friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, Mannington, from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. until the 2 p.m. service Sunday, March 18, with Evangelist Michael P. Reese officiating. Burial will follow at Whetstone Cemetery.

J. Philip Hibbs
J. Philip Hibbs, 55, of Wolf Summit, formerly of Fallen Timbers Road, Point Marion, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 18, 2001, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. He was born Feb. 12, 1946, in Elkins, son of Wilbur and Mary Hibbs, of Uniontown, Pa. He was a 1964 graduate of South Union Township High School and a graduate of California State College. He was a member of New Geneva Baptist Church and was self-employed as a historical re-enactor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He is also survived by his wife of 31 years, Marsha J. Hunt Hibbs; three children and spouses, Matthew and Andrea Hibbs, of Smock, Pa., Sarah and Steve Overfelt, of Thompson Station, Tenn. and Tim and Sasha Hibbs, of Crawford; three grandchildren, Zachary Hibbs, Andrew Overfelt and Ethan Hibbs; and a brother and spouse, Roddy and Ruthann Hibbs, of Smithfield, Pa. At his request, a private service will be held at New Geneva Baptist Church, with burial following in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Geneva. Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, is in charge of arrangements. Donations: New Geneva Baptist Church, c/o Nancy Loring, P.O. Box 111, New Geneva, PA 15467.

Robin Ruppenthal Gnegy
Robin E. Ruppenthal Gnegy, 54, of Upper St. Clair, Pa., formerly of Terra Alta, died March 17, 2001, at Upper St. Clair Hospital after battling cancer for more than six years. She was born March 27, 1946, in Buchannon, daughter of the late Rev. Vernon and Opal Ruppenthal. She attended St. Mary's School of Nursing in Huntington and received her degree in August 1967. She was a member of the St. Agatha Catholic Church of Bridgeville, Pa. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Dr. Richard Gnegy, formerly of Oakland, Md.; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Bean, of Clarendon Hills, Ill., and Heather Renee Gnegy, of Wilmington, N.C.; two grandchildren, Aly and Joshua, of Clarendon Hills, Ill.; two brothers, Benton Ruppenthal, of Parkersburg, and Mike Ruppenthal, of Bruceton Mills; seven sisters, Carol White and the Rev. Doris Clutter, of Falling Waters, Sandra Tower, of Clarion, Pa., Jackie Bond, of Parkersburg, Penny Kelly and Mary Ann Gri mm, of Terra Alta, and Debbie Hershman, of Oakland, Md. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Bridgeville, Pa. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Bogan-Wolf Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Donations: Hospice.

DeLyle Dexter Belch
DeLyle Dexter Belch, 62, of Winston-Salem, N.C., formerly of Hundred, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Hundred, son of Lillian Taylor, of Hundred, and the late Durward Belch. He was a member of the South Fork Church of Christ in Winston-Salem. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a self-employed contractor and owner of the Colonial Painting Co. in Winston-Salem. He is survived by his wife, Mary Belch; a daughter, Karen Belch, of Johnston, R.I.; a son, Kenny Belch, of Johnston, R.I.; a brother and spouse, Charles and Patricia Belch, of Winston-Salem; and a sister and spouse, Karen and Neil Snider, of Hundred. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hunt Funeral Home. Service will be Wednesday, March 21, with Evangelist Steve Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Sand Hill Cemetery near Hundred.

John Robert Powell
John Robert Powell, 70, of Covington, Va., died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salem, Va., following a long battle with complications from a stroke. He was born June 28, 1930, in McRoberts, Ky., son of the late John Paul and Annie Oakley Bevins Powell. He was a 17-year veteran of the U.S. military, serving 11 years in the U.S. Air Force, and six years in the U.S. Army. He had also worked at Homestead Hotel in Hot Springs, Va. He is survived by three brothers and spouses, Curtis Arlan Powell, of Clifton Forge, Va., Philip Don and Cathy Powell, of Sweetwater, Tenn., and Gary and Merry Lee Powell, of Fairmont; and a sister and spouse, Donna Ellen and Russell Brock, of Richmond, Va. Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont, from 5-8 p.m. Friday. A prayer and scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. Private burial will be at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown.

Doris L. Deeley
Doris L. Deeley, 74, of Stewartstown Road, Morgantown, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Belfry, Ky., daughter of the late Andrew J. and Vada Chapman Manning. She was retired as a nurse after 27 years of service at WVU Hospital and Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was Baptist and a member of VFW Post 548 Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Harry J. Deeley Jr.; a son, Larry G. Deeley, of Cedar Bluff, Va.; two daughters, Sandra Strickler, of Gladesville, and Susan Steele, of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Carol Manning, of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Delano Manning, of Austin, Texas; five sisters, Evelyn Gearheart, of Ridge Manor, Fla., Alois Tamkin, of Washington, Utah, Barbara Price, of Yuma, Ariz., Maxine White, of Hadden Heights, N.J., and Eleanor Murphy, of Hesperia, Mich.; two grandchildren and three grea t-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew Manning Jr. and Jimmy Manning. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Dering's Funeral Home. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, with the Rev. Stacy L. Groscup officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.


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