Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2001

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Don Rawlings Combs, 69, of Great Falls, Va., and formerly of Needmore, died Sept. 17, at Columbia-Reston Hospital.

Born June 5, 1932, in Needmore, he was the son of the late William H. and Orlena (Wilson) Combs. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna C. Combs.

He is survived by three daughters, Dianna Curry of Bluemont, Va., Peggy Combs of Richmond, Va., and Deborah McGuinn of Great Falls; one son, Ray Combs of Great Falls; two stepdaughters, Ethel Welder of Landover, Md., and Edna Germaroth of Nokesville, Va.; three stepsons, James Muth of Gaithersburg, Md., Raymond Muth Sr. of Ashburn, Va., and Ronald Muth of Sterling, Va.; one brother, Roy V. Combs of Bunker Hill; two sisters, Mabel George of Petersburg, and Pauline Pratt of Moorefield; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 15 stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were Sept. 20, at the Adams-Green Funeral Home, Herndon, Va, with interment in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. (9/25)
 
Mrs. Louise Felta Harman, 92, of Petersburg, died Sept. 18, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Jan. 4, 1995.

Born Oct. 4, 1908, in Mineral County, she was the daughter of the late Reginald and Amelia Katherine (Liller) Tucker Kissinger. She was the stepdaughter of the late Ernest Kissinger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Preston Howard Harman, Sept. 8, 1965 and whom she married Sept. 25, 1940.

She is survived by one son, Stephen Howard Harman of Dorcas.

Eastern Star conducted services Sept. 19, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Funeral services were Sept. 20, at the Main Street United Methodist Church, withInterment was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (9/25)
 
Judge Robert B. Mathias, 85, of Wardensville, died Sept. 18, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 28, 1916, in Shepherdstown, he was the son of the late Floyd B. and Cora Lee (Hawse) Mathias. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Chandler) Mathias, Feb. 4, whom he married Feb. 17, 1943, in Albany, Ga.

He is survived by two brothers, Donald O. Mathias of Petersburg, and John Mathias of Falls Church, Va.

Funeral services were Sept. 22, at the Faith Mission Church, with interment in the Greenwood Cemetery, Lost River. Military rites were accorded by the Hardy County veterans' groups.

Arrangements were under the direction by the Loy-Giffin Funeral Home, Wardensville. (9/25)
 
Olin Edwin Alexander, 85, of Franklin and formerly of Upper Tract, died Sept. 21, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg. 

Born Oct. 18, 1915, in Mozer, he was the son of the late Samuel Edwin and Alice (Ketterman) Alexander. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Maude (Mongold) Alexander in 1973.

He is survived by two daughters, Carol Crites and Ressie Chavis, both of Cherry Valley, Calif.; two sons, Arthur Alexander of Upper Tract, and Dennis Miller of Petersburg; one sister, Mayme Boatman of Cherry Valley; one brother, Leason Alexander of Cereda; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 25, at South Mill Creek Church of the Brethren, with interment in the Alexander Family Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/25)
 
The Rev. Charles S. Thompson Jr., 76, of Barboursville, died Sept. 21, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.

Born May 15, 1925, in Mountain Lake Park, Md., he was the son of the late Charles S. and Effie (Schaeffer) Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Alma Lou (Jeffers) Thompson, whom he married May 31, 1950, who had been his faithful companion 51 years; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles Jeffers "Jeff" and Kathy Thompson of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren, Bryan Edmond and Jordan Thompson; and several cousins including J. Blaine Schaeffer and Mary Elizabeth Shobe, both of Petersburg, and Hilda Steyer of Upland, Ind. 

Service of Celebration was Sept. 23, at Forrest Burdette U.M. Church, Hurricane. Interment was Sept. 24, at Mount Storm Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Henson Funeral Home, Barboursville. (9/25)
 
Edward Charles Jones, 79, of Maysville and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Sept. 10, in Fallings Water.

Born Oct. 22, 1921, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Jason E. Jones and Addie (Wilhide) Meushaw. He was also preceded in death July 14, 1995 by his first wife, Eva M. (Cordell) Jones, whom he married May 28, 1942.

He is survived by his second wife, Mary J. (Monn) Hadley Jones, whom he married Sept. 14, 1996; one son, Charles E. Jones of Baltimore; three daughters, Karen S. Faulls of Abingdon, Md., Charlene E. Haupt of Bel Air, Md., Kathleen S. Lumsden of Baltimore; one stepdaughter, Mary Toms of Waynesboro; one stepson, Clarence L. Hadley of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; one sister, Lorraine Cammerate of Edgewood, Md.; one half sister, Vivian Gibble of Shade Gap, Pa.; two half brothers, Glenn Jones of Washington, D.C., anad Carl Jones of Chambersburg, Pa.; stepmother Rose Jones of Chambersburg; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 13, at the Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home chapel, Waynesboro. Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 14, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Forest Hill, Md. (9/18)
 
Mrs. Helen (Mouse) Sites, 80, of Petersburg, died Sept. 12, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since Dec. 18, 2000.

Born Jan. 6, 1921, in Pansy, she was the daughter of the late Daniel W. and Maysell (Smith) Mouse.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Alva A. Sites.

Funeral services were Sept. 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (9/18)
 
Mrs. Maude Irene Lease, 86, of Keyser, died Sept. 5, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born Nov. 12, 1914, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Rachael (Rohrbaugh) Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Noah W. Lease, Dec. 20, 1986.

She is survived by three sons, Lawrence Lease of Westernport, the Rev. Martin Lease of Wellsburg, and Ernest Lease of Mount Summit, Ind.; one daughter, Glenna Heavener of Keyser; two stepsons, Owen Lease of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Edward Lease of Versailles, Ohio; four sisters, Charlotte Martin of Petersburg, Maxine Heavener of Manassas, Va., Elsie Hawk of Augusta, Ga., and Pauline Berg of Maysville; four brothers, Virgil Davis of Brucetown, Va., Glenn Davis of Keyser, Paul David of Tempe, Ariz., and Alvin Davis of Maysville; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 9, at First Assembly of God Church, Westernport, with interment in Mineral Baptist Cemetery, near Keyser.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport. (9/11)
 
Mrs. Mabel Esther (Crites) Biser, 91, of New Creek, died Aug. 24.

Born June 8, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Eugene O. and Nannie Blanche (Rotruck) Reel. Twice married, she was also preceded in death by both husbands, H. Paige Crites and Charles "Pete" Biser.

Surviving are three daughters, Elva E. Mercer of Youngstown, Ohio, Dorothy D. Barrick and Katie Berg, both of Keyser; two sons, Ludwig L. Crites of New Creek and H. Paige Crites Jr. of Rawlings, Md. one stepdaughter, Diann Corbin of Atwood; one stepson, Charles K. Biser of Keyser; one brother, David R. Reel of Marion, Va.; 29 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 27, at the Smith Funeral Home chapel, Keyser, with interment in the Elijah High Cemetery, Purgitsville. (9/4)
 
Mrs. Dorothy M. Sites, 85, of Franklin, died, Aug. 27, at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.

Born July 26, 1916, at Whitmer, she was the daughter of the late Sunday and Pearl (Humphrey) Dolly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Osce Sites in November 1963. They were married in 1930.

She is survived by three daughters, Bernice Shrader of Petersburg, Shirley Kutz of Fredricksburg, Va. and Shelva Propst of La Plata, Md.; two sons, Blake Sites of Fairfax, Va. and Bobby Sites of Dover, Del.; twin sisters, Ruth Long of Whitmer and Ruby Dolly of Riverton; four brothers, Clifford Dolly of Valley Bend, Eugene Dolly of Belington, Mike Dolly of Whitmer and Jack Dolly of Ripley; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Sept. 29, at the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. (9/4)


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