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Dr. John W.C. Lemley
Dr. John William Corbly Lemley, 70, formerly of Morgantown, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, in Augusta, Ga. He was born in Morgantown, son of the late William Corbly and Mearle Hardesty Lemley. He lived in Thomson, Ga., for 40 years. He graduated from Monongalia High School and received his bachelor of science degree from West Virginia University and his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. After serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he practiced medicine in Thomson for 40 years as a member of the McDuffie Regional Medical Center staff. He was active in the Gibson Nursing Home, Providence Nursing Home and Thomson Manor. He was a member of Thomson First United Methodist Church and w as active in the Thomson Rotary, Jaycees, Raysville Boat Club, Wrightboro Foundation and Kiwanis, where he served as past president. He was a Mason and a Shriner. He was an active supporter of high school athletics, serving as team physician for many yea rs. He was also an ardent team sports enthusiast, who regularly followed the achievements of the WVU Mountaineers. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lindsey Lemley; two sons, Dr. Robert Lemley and Dr. James Lemley, both of Thomson; two stepsons, Steve Lindsey and Henry Lindsey, both of Thomson; a stepdaughter, Joan Bowman; and three grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his first wife of 38 years, Patricia Lemley, in 1995. Donations: American Heart Association. Family can be contacted at Box 300, Thomson, GA 30824.

James W. DeBerry Sr.
James Watson DeBerry Sr., 76, of Tunnelton, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at home. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Evalene Uphold DeBerry; five sons and spouses, Roger and Sue DeBerry and retired Master Sgt. James and Penny DeBerry Jr., all of Kingwood, David and Cheryl DeBerry, of Masontown, Maj. Timothy and Connie DeBerry, of Aliquippa, Pa., and Steven and Donna DeBerry, of Harpers Ferry; two daughters and spouses, Brenda and Rick Hawkins and Cindy and Tim Stone, all of Points; a brother, Clarence DeBerry, of Kingwood; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lawrence, Sanford, Everett and Elwood DeBerry. A brother, Chancy DeBerry, died Sunday, April 29, 2001. Friends may call at Browning Funeral Home, Kingwood, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, with Pastor Jerry Bush officiating. Burial will be in DeBerry Cemetery on Blazer Road near Tunnelton. Members of Preston County VFW Posts will conduct military graveside rites. Donations: Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520-0760.

Walter Elmer Boyles Jr.
Walter Elmer "Elmo" Boyles Jr., 37, of Benton's Ferry community, Fairmont, died Monday, April 30, 2001, in Pittsburgh, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Oct. 17, 1963, in Grafton, son of Linda Kay Barlett, of Benton's Ferry, and Walter Elmer Boyles Sr., of Fairmont. He was employed as a salesman for University Motors of Morgantown. He was a 1981 graduate of East Fairmont High School, where he participated in both football and baseball. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid golfer. He is also survived by a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Porter (Hazel) Boyles, of McGee, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Bartlett, of Grafton. Friends may call at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, with the Rev. James Norton officiating. Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery & Mausoleum.

Paul Muha
Paul Muha, 75, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Morgantown, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, in Medina General Hospital. He was born in Morgantown on June 27, 1925. He was Christian. He was a teacher, principal and school superintendant, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a Realtor for 10 years after his retirement from teaching. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was most recently employed at Medina Marc's. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from West Virginia University. He was a member of Medina County Teachers Association, Retired Teachers Association and the Ohio Teachers Association. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church for nearly 4 0 years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Valgene Ryan Muha; a son and spouse, Barry and Lauren Muha; two daughters and spouses, Penny and Mark Whittaker, and Heidi and Tom Fry; four brothers, George Muha, Charles B. Muha, Fred Muha and Robert Muha; four granddaughters, Molly, Naomi, Taylor, and Holly; and a great-grandson, Hunter. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 N. Broadway St., Medina, with the Rev. William Lucht Jr. officiating. Donations: Community Services Center, 655 N. Broadway St., Medina, or charity of choice. Waite and Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Randall Scott Sutton
Randall Scott Sutton, D.C., 39, of Smithfield, Pa., died suddenly Friday, April 27, 2001. He was born Jan. 8, 1962, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Nolan and Shirley A. Friend Sutton, of Smithfield. He was a 1980 graduate of Fairchance-Georges High School, Penn State University Fayette campus and the Palmer School of Chiropractic Health in 1989, in Davenport, Iowa. He was the owner of Sutton Chiropractic Health Center in Smithfield for the past seven years. He was also a member of the Mountain Lodge of White House, Pa. He is also survived by his wife, Mary Schwertman Sutton; three children, Mitchell Sutton, Brandon Sutton and Logan Sutton; a brother, Tim Sutton, of Smithfield; a paternal grandmother, Margaret H. Sutton, of Smithfield; a maternal grandmother, Recca Friend, of Fairchance; and a father-in-law, Jack A. Schwertman, of Bettendorf, Iowa. He was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Francis Ruben "Pap Pap" Sutton; and a mother-in-law, Phyllis Schwertman. Friends may call at the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church St., in Fairchance, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m., Thursday, May 3, until the 9:30 a.m. service, at the Sts. Cyril & Methodius R.C. Church, in Fairchance, with the Revs. David Nazimek as celebrant and George McLaughlin officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance.

Chancy DeBerry
Chancy DeBerry, 83, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Tunnelton, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, in St. Clairsville. He was born Sept. 7, 1917, in Cuzzart, son of the late Orval Ray and Dessie A. Harden DeBerry. He was a coal miner and a timberman. He is survived by three daughters and spouses, Ruth E. and Jerry Carlin, of Ellicott City, Md., Dessie M. and Jerry Leonard, of Bluefield, and Glenna and Garth Innocenti, of Wheeling; a brother and spouse, Clarence and Lucy DeBerry, of Kingwood; and four grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a son, Glenn Ray DeBerry; five brothers, Lawrence, Sanford, Everett, Elwood and James DeBerry; and a grandchild. Friends may call at Browning Funeral Home, Kingwood, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, with Pastor Greg Kasler officiating. Burial will be in Parnell Cemetery, Cuzzart.

Harry William Smith
Harry William Smith, 82, of Canyon Village, Morgantown, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Baltimore, son of the late Harry and Anna Lochman Smith. He was Roman Catholic. He had been employed as a longtime long-distance truck driver. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Hanna, of Baltimore; and a close friend, Norma Jean Fox, of Morgantown. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Smith, in 1996. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Veterans National Cemetery in Pruntytown, with full military honors.

Margaret Ann Leary
Margaret Ann Leary, 85, of 17 Clayton St., Rivesville, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. She was born July 15, 1915, in Marion County, daughter of the late Ross Squire Berry and Gail S. Arnett Berry. She retired in 1979 from Owens-Illinois of Fairmont after 31 years of service, where she worked in the selecting department. She was a member of Rivesville United Methodist Church, Rivesville. She was a graduate of Fairview High School and attended Fairmont Business College. She was a member of the Paw Paw Fair Association, the Senior Citizens Association of Marion County, the Rivesville Garden Club and volunteered at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Rivesville. She was a quilter and enjoye d working puzzles and attending her annual family reunions. She is survived by three sons and spouses, John Ross and Nancy Leary, of Seadiale, Mo., Alvin R. and Donna Leary, of Morgantown and James and Mary Leary, of Warner Robbins, Ga.; two daughters and spouse, Joann and Harley Edmond, of Cleveland, and Shirley Gump, of Arnettsville; 14 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Berry; a sister, Florence Berry Page; and a grandson. Friends may call at Ford Funeral Home, Degarmo Chapel, Second Street and Jasper Street, Rivesville, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, until the 11 a.m. service, with the Rev. Stanley Merrifield officiating. Entombment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery and Mausoleum, Fairmont.

Elsie Marie Schultz
Elsie Marie Schultz, 86, of Terra Alta, formerly of Baltimore, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Hopemont State Hospital in Terra Alta. She was born Jan. 6, 1915, in Baltimore City, Md., daughter of the late Walter and Elsie Morrow Forrester. She is survived by a daughter, Betty K. Bentley, of Baltimore; a son, William A. Schultz, of Baltimore; two brothers, Wilber Forrester, of Ohio, and George Forrester, of Baltimore; two sisters, Martha Heikel, of Delaware, Md., and Anna Slater, of Baltimore; and a grandchild. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert V. Schultz, in 1968; and a sister. Service will be at John C. Miller Funeral Home, Baltimore. Burial will be in Parkwood Cemetery.

Wanda H.M. Roderick
Wanda Helen Myers Roderick, 82, of Whitehouse, Pa., died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown. She was born June 29, 1918, in Cheat Neck, daughter of the late James Myers and Nora Pearl Ryan Myers. She was a member of White House Free Methodist Church and belonged to the Women's Missionary International and the White House Ladies Club. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Floyd Roderick; four children and spouses, Kathleen Stefanik, of White House, Ronald and Gail Roderick, of White House, Lana and George Unice, of Smithfield, and Marcia Sue and James Dillow, of Smithfield, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, Keith Roderick, Kim Roderick, Lisa Summers, John Stefanik, Kirk Roderick, Krista Unice, Aimee Dillow, Aaron Dillow, Darrin Dillow, Tessa Unice and Zack Dillow; four great-grandchildren, John Stefanik, Emily Roderick, Katie Roderick and Hunter Summers; a brother and spouse, Donald and Ruth Myers, of Smithfield; a sister and spouse, Betty and Lawrence Hawkins, of Point Marion, Pa.; and three sisters-in-law, Mary Myers, of California, Naomi Myers, of Lake Lynn, Pa. and Jane Myers, of Fai rchance, Pa. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Beryl Wolfe and Iona Reble; four brothers, James, Omar, Delbert and Frank Myers; and a son-in-law, John Stefanik. Friends may call at Goldsboro-Tomi Funeral Home, 21 East Church St., Fairchance, Pa., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until the 1 p.m. service Thursday, May 3, at White House Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. George McLaughlin officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.

Carl J. Newbraugh
Carl J. Newbraugh, 81, of Chicago Avenue, Westover, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Morgan Manor. He was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Morgantown, son of the late Hugh T. "Chiefie" and Alice E. DeVault Newbraugh. He retired after 30 years as a salesman for Oscar Mayer Meat Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, one of the founders of the Little Falls Boat Club, played steel guitar for the Gospel Singing Koon Family, was a longtime member of the Westover Volunteer Fire Department, and was a member of Westover United Methodist Church and Monongalia Lodge 10 IOOF. He is survived by two daughters and a spouse, Judith Ann Haught, of Morgantown, and Linda and Ed Neville, of Westover; a brother and spouse, Dana L. and Jean Newbraugh, of Fairmont; a sister and spouse, Mary "Lottie" and the Rev. George Koon, of Westover; two sisters-in-law, Adelaide Newbraugh and Wilma Newbraugh, both of Westover; four grandchildren and three spouses, Steve and Sarah Haught, of Morgantown, Scott Haught, of Morgantown, Jim and Kellie Neville, of Westover, and Lori and John Neville Hunt, of Westover; and great-grandchildren, Jordan Neville, Josh Neville, Jace Neville, Carley Hunt, Hunter Haught, Autumn Haught and Gunnar Haught. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Thelma Lorraine Lucas Newbraugh in 1989; three brothers, Glenn E. Newbraugh, Donald H. Newbraugh and Paul D. Newbraugh; and two sisters, Bonita Joy and Edna Glee. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, with the Rev. Kevin Cain officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens. Graveside military service will be conducted by Westover VFW Post 9916, with "Taps" performed by Michelle Wilkins of Westwood Middle School.

Rachel Bolyard
Rachel Bolyard, 93, of Tunnelton, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at her daughter's home. She was born July 29, 1907, in Flag Run, daughter of the late Morgan Milroy and Roberta Easter Jane Funk Ridenour. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Daughters of America, and the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Morrel M. Bolyard, of Tunnelton; a daughter, Glenna Sue Moon, of Tunnelton; five grandchildren, Morrell Bolyard Jr., Kay Wolfe, Vanessa Haskiell, Clayton Moon and Terry Moon; and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Bolyard, in 1994; a son, Ernie Bolyard Jr.; 10 brothers, Walter Ridenour, Willis Ridenour, Parker Ridenour, Otto Ridenour, Bray Ridenour, John Morgan Ridenour, Arthur "Red" Ridenour, Everet Ridenour, Ona Ridenour and her twin, Ralph Ridenour; and three sisters, Eppa White, Rosalee Knotts and Goldie Sypolt. Friends may call at Taylor Funeral Home, Newburg, from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at Mount Israel United Methodist Church in Marquess, with the Rev. Bob Uphold officiating. Burial will be in Mount Israel Cemetery. Donations: Tunnelton Community Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 544, Tunnelton, WV 26444; or Mountaineer Ambulance Service Inc., P.O. Box 36, Newburg, WV 26410.

John W. Shaw
John W. "Jack" Shaw, 72, of Grafton Manor, West Main Street, Grafton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Grafton City Hospital after a long illness. He was born June 11, 1928, in Grafton, son of the late George Clinton and Zella Keener Shaw. He was a machine operator at Hazel Atlas Glass, and also worked at Tygart Lake State Park, and with West Penn. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a member of the New Testament Fellowship Church in Grafton. He is survived by a niece, Donna Shaw Martin, of Bowling Green, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Wilma Jean Shaw, of Grafton; a nephew, Frank C. Shaw, of Pacheco, Calif.; and two great-nieces, Kim Dunbar, of Toledo, Ohio, and Catherine Martin, of Bowling Green. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Shaw and Rex Shaw. Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, Grafton, from 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, until the 1 p.m. service with the Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Woodsdale Memorial Park.

Gloria S. 'Kit' Trout
Gloria S. "Kit" Trout, 51, of Wheeling, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in Wheeling. She was born March 21, 1950, in Wheeling, daughter of the late Dorsey Henry "Jack" and Jessie Thyra Collins Trout. She is survived by two daughters, Tammy J. Hayes, of Wheeling, and Tonya S. Gray, of Achworth, Ga.; a son, Todd E. Gray, of Cincinnati; three brothers, David C. Trout, of Livingston, Texas, Willard Trout, of Northport, Fla., and Richard Trout, of Kingwood; three sisters, Wilma Newbraugh, of Westover, Linda Dunn, of Chino Valley, Ariz., and Brenda Yost, of Oakland, Md.; and six grandchildren, Jessica Christopher, Jacqueline Christopher, Stephani Hunt, Becky Hunt, Joleen Coppolo and Richard Hunt II. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ervin L. Dalton; a brother, James Shrout; and a sister, Zena Trout. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, with the Rev. Junior Koon officiating. Burial will be in Terra Alta Cemetery.

Eleanor Jean Huey
Eleanor Jean Huey, 74, of Fairmont, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Kingmont, daughter of the late Roy Waitman and Esther Mabel Patton Huey. She graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1946. She worked for more than 30 years for C&P and Bell Atlantic telephone companies as a supervisor and line observer. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the JUG Club. She was a lifelong member of Baptist Temple. She was also a member of Hope Temple 71, Pythian Sisters. She enjoyed gardening. She was a caregiver to her mother for many years. She is survived by several cousins, including Maxine and Robert Tonkery, of Fairmont, Ralph and Betty Patton, of Ohio, Jim and Brenda Cunningham, of Farmington, and Pauline Crandall, of Pontiac, Mich.; and her lifelong friends, Junior Swecker, of Fairmont, and Phyllis and Norman Francis, of Fairmont. Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont, from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, until the 11 a.m. service, with the Rev. Holley Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Farmington.

Shelby J. Whinnie
Shelby J. Whinnie, 60, of Fairmont, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Fairmont, daughter of the late John and Myrtle Jane Fluharty Bright. She was a homemaker. She worked for BSF Foods in Kingmont. Before that she worked for Stone and Thomas at Middletown Mall and Westinghouse Lamp Plant in Fairmont. She was a graduate of Farmington High School. She was Methodist. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. She is survived by her husband, John Whinnie; two sons, James Drost, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Jeffrey Drost, of Fairmont; two daughters, Diane Henderson, of Bruceton Mills, and Shawna Longstreth, of Fairmont; a stepson, Daniel Whinnie, of Farmington; a brother, John Bright Jr., of Warren, Ohio; four sisters, Betty McKinney, of Fairmont, Dixie Rienhart, of Ravenswood, Lillie Fox, of Parkersburg, and Mary Baker, of Fairmont; and a granddaughter, Lindsey Henderson, of Bruceton Mills. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bright; and a sister, Doris Lee Bright. Friends may call at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont, from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, and from 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, until the 2 p.m. service, with the Rev. Richard Lee Bolyard and Pastor Ken Wright officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Fairmont.

John Raymond Thomas
John Raymond Thomas, 84, of New Hill community, Cassville, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Smitley Personal Care in Mount Morris, Pa. He was born July 18, 1916, in Thomas, son of the late John Raymond and Bessie Tice Thomas Sr. He was a construction worker for Continental and Christopher Coal Co. He also worked in maintenance for Monongalia County Schools and Industrial Engineers. He was Methodist. He is survived by a brother, Leo R. Thomas, of Cassville; nine nieces and nine nephews. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Ullery Thomas, in 1996; two brothers, Lowell Thomas Sr. and Riley L. Thomas; and three sisters, Madeline Johnston, Virginia Wattunen and Margaret L. Phillips. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside service will be at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 3, with the Rev. Frederic McAllister officiating.

Deloris J. Straub Smith
Deloris Jean Straub Smith, 56, of Austintown, Ohio, formerly of Morgantown, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio. She was born June 19, 1944, in Stouts Mills, daughter of the late Carl P. and Zoa L. Straub. She graduated from University High School in 1963. After working for C&P Telephone for almost 20 years, she moved to Youngstown as a homemaker and raised her granddaughter, Brandy Golleher. She is survived by her husband, Richard D. Smith, of Youngstown; a daughter, Marilyn Herrington, of Morgantown; four stepchildren, Ralph "Tony" Smith, of Laurel Bay, S.C., Amy Smith, of Tampa, Fla., Richard "Rick" Smith, of Youngstown, and Melissa Pospiech, of Port Richey, Fla.; a sister, Edith E. Straub, of Morgantown; and 11 grandchildren. Friends may call at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, and at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4.

Doris Mae Swann LaRue
Doris Mae Swann LaRue, 80, of Carmichaels, Pa., died Monday, April, 30, 2001, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa. She was born June 7, 1920, in Rices Landing, Pa., daughter of the late Joseph and Vesta Cline Swann. She was a 1940 graduate of Cumberland Township High School in Carmichaels and resided in the Carmichaels area all her life. She was last employed at Brodak's Shop 'n Save in Carmichaels. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Carmichaels, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She is survived by a son, Timothy S. LaRue, of Leesburg, Va.; two daughters, Suzanne Y. LaRue and Mrs. William "Arta" Whipkey, both of Carmichaels; six grandchildren, Brooke Huntington, Mark LaRue, Jason Donahue, Whitney LaRue, William Whipkey and Kimberly Whipkey; and two great-grandchildren, Alex Donahue and Zack Huntington. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur E. LaRue, whom she married Nov. 10, 1941, on March 23, 1994. Friends may call at Yoskovich Funeral Home, 300 S. Vine St. (Pa. 88), Carmichaels, from 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, until the 3:30 p.m. service, with the Rev. Roger C. Saunders officiating. Donations: Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 11460, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

Madge O. Spears
Madge O. Spears, 88, of Charleston, died April 30, 2001, at Sundale Nursing Home, Morgantown, after a long illness. She was a former employee of Charleston Electric and the Diamond Department Store, and was retired from the West Virginia Society of the Blind. She was a member of Ashbury United Methodist Church, Charleston. She is survived by two sons, Ken Means, of Morgantown, and Dorsey Spears, of Milford, Ohio; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, with the Rev. David Spence officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

John Powers Taylor
A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, for John Powers Taylor, 49, of Mayville, N.Y., formerly of Terra Alta, who died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Erie, Pa., after a brief illness. The Rev. John Zuercher will officiate the service at First Presbyterian Church, Terra Alta. Burial will be in Lenox Memorial Cemetery. Taylor was born Oct. 23, 1951, in Daytona Beach, Fla., son of Charles and June Thomas, of Terra Alta. He attended West Virginia University and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a commercial truck owner-operator for a number of years, and a member of a Masonic order in Mayville. He was Presbyterian. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, David Thomas, of Terra Alta, Jeffrey Taylor, of Severna Park, Md., and Mark Thomas, of Seattle; and a sister, Lynn Hawkins, of Morgantown. Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, is in charge of arrangements.

Lilly 'Emmajean' Long
Lilly "Emmajean" Long, 63, of Anaheim, Calif., died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, of Lou Gehrig's disease. She was born in Morgantown, daughter of the late Frank and Pauline Bigalow Burns. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Arthur; a son, Victor, of Fullerton; two daughters, Della Johnson, of Irvine, Calif., and Patty Barcenos, also of Irvine; four brothers, Johnny, Jimmy and David Burns, all of Michigan, and George Burns, of El Monte, Calif.; and a sister, Betty Gianolte, of Santa Ana, Calif. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Walter Burns, both of California. A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 1, at St. Justin's Martyr Catholic Church in Anaheim.

Mary B. Loehr Monahan
Mary Bernyce Loehr Monahan, 66, of Columbia, Minn., formerly of Morgantown, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Peter D. Monahan; two sons, Peter D. Monahan II and Robert E. Monahan; three daughters, Elizabeth L. Monahan, Shawn P. "Roxann" Monahan and Stephanie L. Monahan; a brother, Bernard Loehr, of Morgantown; and a sister, Florence Holmes, of San Diego. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the office of Indian Ministry, 3045 Park Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.


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