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Stanley Zuchowski
Stanley Zuchowski, 72, of Lorain, Ohio, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Community Health Partners Hospitals West in Lorain. He was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Howesville, son of the late Edward and Mary A. Pienkowski Zuchowski. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Howesville and St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lorain. He enjoyed listening to music and loved his nephew, John, who was very instrumental in his long-time care. He is survived by two sisters, Clara Barlow and Mary Ann Liston, both of Lorain. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and John Raymond Zuchowski. Friends may call at Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, the time of the wake service. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Howesville with Father Mark Ward as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Linda M. Hardesty
Linda M. Hardesty, 51, of Kingwood, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at her mother's home. She was born March 11, 1950, in Confluence, Pa., daughter of Betty Guthrie Thomas, of Bruceton Mills, and the late Raymond Rishel. She is also survived by a son, Donald "Tyke" Ray Stanton, of Bruceton Mills; two daughters, Loretta "Tiny" Rae Stanton, of Kingwood, and Renee "Pebbles" Dawn Redden, of Jefferson, Ga.; two brothers, Ward Ray Thomas and Henry Thomas, both of Bruceton Mills; two sisters, Crystal Savage and Tammy Thomas, both of Bruceton Mills; and two grandchildren, Randi Dawn Stanton and Colton Keith Shrout. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Harold "Pee Wee" Thomas. Cremation services provided by Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville.

Viola Williams Morgan
Viola Williams Morgan, 101, of Morgantown, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at The Madison in Morgantown. She was born Aug. 2, 1899, in Plymouth, Pa., daughter of the late Isaac and Susie Williams. She was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church, of Plymouth. She is survived by two sons, Dr. Winfield S. Morgan III, of Morgantown, and Judge Warren G. Morgan, of Harrisburg, Pa.; a daughter, Beverly Barton, of Bowie, Md.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Winfield S. Morgan Jr. Friends may call at Frederick-Snowden Funeral Home, 607-617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., from 10-10:30 a.m. Monday, March 26. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Shavertown, Pa. Dering's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pansy V. R. Schiffbauer
Pansy V. Ringer Schiffbauer, 97, of Nemacolin, Pa., died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Country Care Manor, Fayette City, Pa., after a short illness. She was born Sept. 8, 1903, in South Union Township, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Thomas Franklin Ringer and Dora March Frey Ringer Jeffries. She had lived in Nemacolin since 1926 and was a member of the former Nemacolin Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a son, Benford L. Schiffbauer, of Palatka, Fla.; two daughters, Donna M. Schiffbauer, of Country Care Manor, and Jane Walters, of Dover, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Linda and Elaine Voytek, Bill, Bob, James B., James W., and George Schiffbauer, David "Rusty" Walters and Kim Arunski; 19 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchild; one great-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband whom she married Dec. 15, 1920, George W. Schiffbauer, who died March 3, 1959; a son, Bill J. Schiffbauer; three brothers, Thomas J., Gilbert M. and Donald W. Ringer; a half brother, Charles Jeffries; four sisters, Edna Goe, Nellie Cumashot, Mary V. White and Olive L. Hastings. Friends may call at Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 S. Vine St., Carmichaels, Pa., from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, with the Rev. Richard Visser officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township, Pa.

Carl Anson McCray
Carl Anson McCray, 102, of Winfield Community, Fairmont, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at home. He was born Sept. 20, 1898, in Fairmont, son of the late Charles Albert and Lula Mae McGinnis McCray. He retired in 1963 from Owens-Illinois Plant with 44 years of service in the corrugating department. He worked in the Huntington and Fairmont plants. He was a 58-year member of the Baptist Temple in Fairmont and was a member of the P.B. Swearingen Mens Sunday School Class. He was a World War I veteran, serving with the U.S. Army in France. He received France's highest honor, "The Chevalier" of the National Order of the Legion for service in France. He was a life member and past Chaplain of American Legi on Post 17 in Fairmont. He was a member of the 40 and 8 National Boxcar Association. He was also a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias of Fairmont. He is survived by a son and spouse, Gay E. and Sylvia McCray, of Fairmont; three daughters and a spouse, Patricia A. and Stanley Racut, Carlene A. Jarvis, and Martha "Marty" Lauffer, all of Fairmont; two nieces raised in the McCray home, Nancy Kelley McClure and husband Roger, of Smithtown, and Barbara Kelley Morris and husband, Dan, of Waynesburg, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Kathryn Kelley McCray; two brothers, Rex and E. Payson McCray; and two daughters, Bernice Riggs and Eunice Breth. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-2 p.m. Sunday, the time of service, at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home with the Rev. Holley Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Marion County Military Honor Guard.

Dorothy Gribbin
Dorothy Gribbin, 86, of Mannington, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born April 3, 1914, in Glen Easton, daughter of the late Benjamin and Hazel Bonar. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Mannington and a graduate of Farmington High School in 1931. She is survived by two daughters, Dolores Anne Cunningham, of Fairmont, and Gloria Lynne Smejkal, of Monroe, Conn.; seven grandchildren, Kathryn Slaughter, Daniel Cunningham, Michelle Gibson, Jeffrey Cunningham, Tamara Kasper, Terence Dalton and Desiree Smejkal; 12 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John F. "Bud" Gribbin; a son, Terry Gribbin; and a brother, Herbert Bonar. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Dent Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with the Rev. Casey B. Mahone as celebrant. A rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mannington Memorial Park.

John R. Hardesty III
John Raymer "Johnny" Hardesty III, 22, of North Greystone Drive, Morgantown, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at home after a long illness. He was born Sept. 26, 1978, in Morgantown, son of John R. II and Mary Anne Luckini Hardesty, of Morgantown. He was a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church. He was a 1996 graduate of Morgantown High School, a 1998 graduate of Holy Cross Junior College in South Bend, Ind., and before his illness, a student at the University of Georgia. He was an avid fan of Mountaineer basketball and football. He is also survived by his sister, Heather Reed, of Cincinnati; a brother, Bart Reed, of Morgantown; and his maternal grandmother, Helen Luckini, of Morgantown. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John R. Sr. and Virginia Hardesty; and his maternal grandfather, Marvin Luckini. Following cremation, friends may call from 10 a.m.-noon Monday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Star City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Monday, March 26, with the Rev. Jeremiah McSweeney officiating. A reception will be held in Peace Hall following the service. Donations: WVU Foundation, 3168 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, in memory of Johnny Hardesty. Dering's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Emlyn Ann John
Emlyn Ann "Annie" John, 43, of Red Rock, Pa., died Sunday, March 18, 2001, in Pennsylvania. She was born in Morgantown. She graduated from Escambia High School and attended Myrtle Grove Methodist Church as a youth. She had lived in Pennsylvania for the past 13 years. She loved gardening, landscaping and working with flowers. She is survived by her companion, Guy Bachman, of Red Rock; her mother and stepfather, Shirley and Earl Watson, of Pensacola, Fla.; her father, John E. John, of Pensacola; and two sisters, Joy John, of Dallas, and Ashley John, of San Jose, Calif. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Hunter John. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Pensacola Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Carl Sanders officiating. Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Parkway, is in charge of arrangements. Donations: Northeast Health and Hospice Care Inc., 38 N. Main St., Pittston, PA 18640.

Martha R. Starkey
Martha R. Starkey, 69, of Glovers Gap Community, Metz, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital. She was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Earnshaw, daughter of the late Harvey and Grace Scritchfield Rice. She is survived by her husband, George E. Starkey; five children and spouses, Walter and Sandy Furbee, of Glovers Gap, Kathy and Butch Halterman, of Glovers Gap, Penny Thomas, of Glovers Gap, Jeanie and John Barnett, of Glovers Gap, and Georgie and Bossco Richards, of Norway; nine grandchildren and spouses, Robert and Cheryl Schoop, Patrick and Roopa Schoop, Crystal and John Ritz, Matt Furbee, Nick Furbee, Shelly Martin, Jenny Thomas, Chelsie Richards, and William Barnett; a stepgrandchild, Margaret Bar one; four great-grandchildren, Stevie Halterman, Megan Martin, Kyle, and Shelby Shoop; two brothers and a spouse, Herbert Rice, of Farmington, and Donnie and Mary Rice, of Weirton; and a sister, Karen Hinerman and Steve Torman, of Farmington. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard, and George Rice; and a sister, Helen Jones. Friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, Mannington, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, with Pastor Stan Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at Thomas Cemetery, Campbells Run.

James E. Long
James E. Long, 66, of Arnettsville, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at home. He was born Oct. 4, 1934, in Parsons, son of the late Claud James and Rebecca McVicker Long. He was a coal miner with the Blacksville Federal No. 2 Mine, a member of UMW District 31 and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by a daughter and spouse, Libby Ann and Tom Demidovich, of Arnettsville; four sons and spouses, James Earl and Barbara, Timmy and Lisa, and Steve and Paula Long, all of Arnettsville, and Randy and Candy Long, of Hagans; a brother, Carl Long, of Masontown; a sister, Ida Mae Davis, of Point Marion, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Misti Weber, of Maidsville, Stephanie Long, of Hagans, April Long, of Morgantown, and Brandon, T.J., Robbie, Kayla and Courtney Long, all of Arnettsville; and two great- grandchildren, Briana Marie, of Morgantown, and Logan Rock Weber, of Maidsville. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marie Blosser. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McCulla Funeral Home. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 26, with Pastor Fred Tomlinson officiating. Burial will follow in Beverly Hills Cemetery. Graveside military services will be conducted by Westover VFW Post 9916 and "Taps" will be performed by Michelle Wilkins, of Westwood Middle School.

Scott Cummings
Scott Lee Cummings, 47, of Masontown, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, in Preston County. He was born Sept. 23, 1953, in Monongalia County, son of Jeanne Maxwell Cummings and the late Paul Cummings. He worked at RMS Fuel, Tyrone Road. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Cummings; three daughters and spouses, Amy and Doug Montague, of Morgantown, Felicia and Larry Giles, of Morgantown, Heather Cummings and her fiance, Justin Minor, of Mount Morris, Pa.; a stepdaughter and her spouse, Shawn and Rusty Fields, of Kingwood; four sisters and spouse, Kathy and Calvin Montgomery, of Masontown, Susan Goeders, of Chesapeake, Va., Debby Evans, of Kingwood, and Cheryl Cummings, of Masontown; three brothers and spouses, Paul Cummings, of Belington ; Guy and Karen Cummings, of Masontown, and Greg and Karen Cummings, of Masontown; six grandchildren, Paige and Emily Montague, Ty Giles, Taylor Cummings, William Bishop and Cody Fields; seven nieces, nine nephews, three great-nephews and two great-niece s. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Cummings; paternal grandparents, Guy and Katie Cummings; his maternal grandparents, Creed and Hattie Maxwell; a stepson, Scotty Bishop; and two nephews. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Waldeck Funeral Home, Masontown. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, March 25, with the Rev. Jack Riley officiating. Donations: WesBanco, in care of the Cummings Account, W.Va. 7, Morgantown, WV 26505; or the Addiction and Treatment Center, Preston Memorial Hospital, 300 Price St., Kingwood, WV 26537.

Nathan Ness
Memorial services for Nathan Ness will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Tree of Life Center, 242 S. High St., Morgantown. He was professor emeritus of WVU's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department where he taught since 1964. He was also a volunteer at Ruby Memorial Hospital since 1988. A WVU scholarship will be established in his memory.

Sharon Kay Nelson
Sharon Kay Nelson, 58, of South Padre Island, Texas, formerly of Fairmont, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, in Lansing, Mich. She was born Sept. 14, 1942, in Fairmont, daughter of David and Alberta Brown, of Fairmont. She worked for General Motors Corp. She also worked for Fairmont Supply Co., and upon retirement relocated to South Padre Island. She taught in the Cameron County school system there and promoted the Miss Teen USA Pageant and attended Island Baptist Church. She graduated from Compton College in Compton, Calif., with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and an associate degree in education. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Fairmont, and the church choir; a volunteer candy striper at Fairmont General Hospital and took part in theatrical plays at Fairmont State College. She was an original cast member of the summer play, "Pricketts Fort." She was a member of the local NAACP chapter, where she was an avid promoter of youth education through the ACT-SO program and received the WV-WIN (Women in NAACP) service award. She was active in the Democratic Party, and she sang and spoke at various functions. She is survived by a son, John H. Nelson, of Morgantown; a daughter, Jennifer E. Nelson, of Lansing; two granddaughters, Rachel and Michaela Nelson-Frierson, of Lansing; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Herman and Shirley Brown, of Elizabeth City, N.C., William H. "Billy" and Barbara Brown, of Flint, Mich., David Michael Brown, of South Padre Island, Merdice Brown Coleman, of Flint, and Gloria J. Nelson Ipin, of Washington; two sisters and four brothers-in-law, Patricia and Dr. Thomas Gibson, of Woodland Hills, Calif., Beverly "Mickey" and Walter Burrell, of Germantown, Tenn., Paul Nelson Jr., of Fairmont, and Nusret Ipin, of Washington; an aunt, Willie Mae Watson of Birmingham, Ala.; two uncles, Charles Sanders, of Flint, and Joseph "Key" Euban ks, of Boligee, Ala.; several nieces and nephews and cousins, including Herman Hardy, of Birmingham, and Alfred Link, of Queens, N.Y., and close friends, Augusta Brown, of Detroit, Kem Brown, of Germantown, and Theresa Brown, of Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Nelson, whom she married in 1970; a brother, Reginald Brown; her maternal grandmother, Beatrice Robinson, and her paternal grandmother, Ida Mosely. Friends may call at J.G. Lampkin Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. Sunday. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 26, at First Presbyterian Church, Fairmont, with the Rev. Gene Lassiter officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Nellie Graham Downey
Nellie Graham Downey, 95, of Pentress, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, in MonPointe Continuing Care Center. She was born June 22, 1905, in Brave, Pa., daughter of the late Thomas and Lulu Shanks Graham. She is survived by three daughters, Della Mae Tennant, of Wadestown, Patricia Fox, of Morgantown, and Lou Farmer, of Pentress; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Homer Downey, on Jan. 1, 1981; and two sons, John and William; three brothers; and two sisters. Friends may call at Owen-Neely Funeral Home, Blacksville, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 25, with Rose Saunders officiating. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.

Helen L. Neer Robey
Helen L. Neer Robey, 67, of Savannah Avenue, Westover, died Thursday, March 22, 2001. She was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Grant Town, daughter of the late Merl and Ida May Toothman Neer. She worked more than 30 years for Montgomery Ward, at both the downtown High Street store and the Mountaineer Mall store. She was a member of American Association of Retired Persons. She is survived by a daughter and spouse, Donna and David O'Malley, of Cheat Lake; a son and spouse, Michael and Betty Robey, of Stewartstown; a brother, Patrick Neer, of Berlin; two sisters, Mary Hibbs, of Wheeling, and Joann Buretz, of Grafton Road; and three grandchildren, Amanda Robey, Alex Robey and Corey O'Malley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Robey; a brother, Jim Neer; and two sisters, Merleen Kayne and Bonnie Toothman. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home, Westover, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, with the Rev. Stacy L. Groscup officiating. Cremation services will be provided by McCulla Funeral Home. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Gladus M. Hunter
Gladus M. Hunter, 91, of Monumental, formerly of Salem and Daybrook, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Wishing Well Health Center in Fairmont. She was born Sept. 30, 1909, in Daybrook, daughter of the late Jesse T. and Flora Connor Moore. She was employed at Salem Glass Factory, and Salem College's cafeteria, in addition to being an Avon representative for 25 years. She was a gifted pianist, drummer and vocalist. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, most recently a member of the Barrackville Church of Christ. She is survived by a brother, Dave K. Moore, of Daybrook; three daughters and spouses, Jane and Joseph Carroll, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Janet and Brian K. Wilson, of Monumental, and Joyce and Marcine Law, of Ravenswood; six grandchildren, Debbie Beecher, Kevin Wilson, Lesa Stutler, Byron Law, Shelley Fields and Betsy Haught; eight great-grandchildren, Ian Johnson, Preston Wilson, Cameron Wilson, Mackenzie Stutler, Cameron Law, Austin Law, Timothy Fields and Matt Haught; and two great-great-grandchildr en, Colton Johnson and Hunter Fields. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Byron F. Hunter; a brother, Kenneth Moore; a sister, Justine Hope Moore; and a granddaughter, D'Janie Carroll. Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont, from 1-9 p.m. Sunday, and from 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, until the 11 a.m. service, with Evangelist Steve Snider officiating. Burial will be in Daybrook Cemetery.

James Gladwell
James T. "Thorney" Gladwell, 83, of Fairmont, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at home. He was born Dec. 10, 1917, in Craigsville, Va., son of the late Lafe and Violet Smiley Gladwell. He was a retired shift foreman for the Owens-Illinois Glass Co., of Fairmont, with 38 years of service, retiring in 1982. He worked in the corrugated department. He attended the Christ United Methodist Church in Fairmont, where he was a choir member. He enjoyed swimming and was a featured roller skater at the former Bellview skating rink when he was younger. He was also a member of the Owenized Club in Fairmont. He enjoyed reading Louis L'Amour western novels, working crossword puzzles and gardening. La ter he developed part of his land for a baseball field in the Quiet Dell Community in Marion County. He spent the last five years caring for his wife and other residents in the Wishing Well Manor, Fairmont. He is survived by two sons and spouses, James and Linda Gladwell, of Morgantown, and Jerry and Lucy Wise Gladwell, of Baltimore; two daughters and spouse, Connie Corwin, of Morgantown, and Carolyn and David Cummings, of Whitehall; three grandchildren, Jon Gladwell, Steven Gladwell and Christian Cummings; five great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, Issac, Morgan and Gabriel Gladwell; and three sisters, Daisy Miller, Sue Cox and Agnes Pridemore, all of Charleston. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Olive D. Gladwell, on March 4, 2001; two brothers, Arnold Gladwell and Floyd Gladwell; and a sister, Dorothy Wilkerson.

Mary Williams
Mary C. "Peggy" Williams, 81, of Webster Road, Grafton, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Grafton City Hospital. She was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Oneal, daughter of the late Asberry Bishop Rohrbough and Mamie Norton Rohrbough. She was retired from Amberdeen Telephone Co. in Bridgeport. She was Baptist. She is survived by four children, Dickie Dare Wilcox, Peggy Jean Hayes, Ronald Hunt and Judith Ann Ford, all of Grafton; three stepchildren, Fred J. Williams Jr., of Vienna, Frances Jane Hughes, of Maryland, and Freda Janet Lowe, of New Martinsville; 15 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, and step great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Povroznik, of Clarksburg. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred J. Williams, in February 1995; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Friends may call at Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, and from noon Sunday, March 25, until the 2 p.m. service, with the Rev. David Maley officiating. Burial will be in Bluemont Cemetery.

Scott Lee Cummings
Scott Lee Cummings, 47, of Masontown, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, in Preston County. He was born Sept. 23, 1953, in Monongalia County, son of Jeanne Maxwell Cummings and the late Paul Cummings. He worked at RMS Fuel, Tyrone Road. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Cummings; three daughters and spouses, Amy and Doug Montague, of Morgantown, Felicia and Larry Giles, of Morgantown, Heather Cummings and her fiance, Justin Minor, of Mount Morris, Pa.; a stepdaughter and her spouse, Shawn and Rusty Fields, of Kingwood; four sisters and spouse, Kathy and Calvin Montgomery, of Masontown, Susan Goeders, of Chesapeake, Va., Debby Evans, of Kingwood, and Cheryl Cummings, of Masontown; three brothers and spouses, Paul Cummings, of Belington ; Guy and Karen Cummings, of Masontown, and Greg and Karen Cummings, of Masontown; six grandchildren, Paige and Emily Montague, Ty Giles, Taylor Cummings, William Bishop and Cody Fields; seven nieces, nine nephews, three great-nephews and two great-niece s. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Guy and Katie Cummings; his maternal grandparents, Creed and Hattie Maxwell; a stepson, Scotty Bishop; and two nephews. Friends may call at Waldeck Funeral Home, Masontown, from noon Saturday, March 24, until the 1 p.m. service with the Rev. Jack Riley officiating. Donations: WesBanco, in care of the Cummings Account, W.Va. 7, Morgantown, WV 26505; or the Addiction and Treatment Center, Preston Memorial Hospital, 300 Price St., Kingwood, WV 26537.

Dr. Dale Frank Hindal
Dr. Dale Frank Hindal, 62, of Lawnview Drive, Morgantown, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born May 18, 1938, in Ladysmith, Wis., son of Clair Virgil Hindal, of Sheldon, Wis., and the late Bernice Ames Hindal. He was a retired professor emeritus of plant pathology at WVU. He received elementary and secondary school education in California and Wisconsin. After obtaining a bachelor of science degree from University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, he taught high school biology in Sheboygan, Wis., public school system for several years. He received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University in 1973. Following a postdoctoral fellowship for one year, he joined the faculty of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Co nsumer Sciences at WVU as an assistant professor in plant pathology in 1976. He was appointed full professor in 1984. His work was devoted to research on the physiology of fungi, particularly those fungi pathogenic for trees. He spoke nationally and published articles on Dutch elm disease, biological control of chestnut blight and multiflora rose, mycoparasitism and the significance of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae in disturbed soils. Recognized by his students as an outstanding instructor, he taught courses in general mycology, physiology of the fungi and taxonomy of the fungi. He served as an adviser to undergradu ate students in the environmental protection program and graduate students in plant pathology. He was a member of the American Phytopathological Society, the Botanical Society of America and was an officer in the Potomac Division of the American Phytopathological Society. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having been stationed in Germany, and was an active member of Suncrest United Methodist Church Drummond Chapel Campus. He is also survived by his wife, Reva Baughman Hindal; a son, Jeffrey Glenn Hindal, of Morgantown; two brothers, Robert Hindal and Thomas Hindal, both of Sheldon, Wis.; a sister, Kathy Zimmerman, of Minneapolis. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Hindal. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Tuesday, March 27, at Suncrest United Methodist Church Drummond Chapel Campus with the Rev. Ronald M. McCauley officiating. Additional services and graveside services will be held in Wisconsin. Donations: Suncrest United Methodist Church, 479 Van Voorhis Road, Morgantown, WV 26505. Hastings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie Woodring Lavigna
Bessie Woodring Lavigna, 85, of Kingmont, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Fitzwater's Private Care Home. She was born May 25, 1915, in Wirt County, daughter of the late James Roy and Amanda Nelson Woodring. During World War II, she was employed by the Department of Defense at Goodyear Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, an aircraft factory manufacturing planes, and for Visco in Parkersburg. She retired from Westinghouse, where she had worked for 27 years in the sealbeam department. She was Roman Catholic and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Fairmont. She enjoyed bowling with the Senior Citizens. She is survived by a sister, Helen Davis, of Smithtown; two brothers-in-law, Frank Lavigna and Patsy Lavigna, both of Warren, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Taylor and Mary Lavigna, both of Fairmont; and a good friend, Bob Gump, of Fairmont. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lavigna, on Feb. 3, 1995; two sisters, May Watton and Virgie Moodispaugh; four brothers, Okey Woodring, Charles Woodring, William Woodring and Russell Woodring; and a brother-in-law, John R. Davis. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday and noon-3 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Fairmont with Father Casey Mahone officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.


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