Miscellaneous Lewis County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Elias Robert Brown
Elias Robert Brown, 76, of Route One, Weston, died Thursday evening, August 10, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.
He was born October 13, 1923, at Jane Lew, a son of the late Elias Clough and Emma Gay Smith Brown.
His wife, Agnes May Titus, whom he married in 1948, preceded him in death December 10, 1993.
Surviving are two sons, Jack Brown of Weston and Robert Gordon Brown of Weston; two daughters, Barbara Ellen Brown of Weston and Dianna Brown of Jane Lew; one sister, Barbara Brown Benton of Virginia; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Brown Sands; and one brother, John Brown.
Mr. Brown was a heavy equipment operator. He was a Baptist and a member of the Weston National Guard.
A funeral service was held Monday, August 14, at 11 a.m., at Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew, with Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Burial followed in the Broad Run Cemetery. 

Karen L. Fittro
Karen L. Fittro, 58, of Clarksburg, died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2000, at her daughter's residence in Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born December 20, 1941, at Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Glen E. and Olive Westfall Fittro.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Susan J. and Tommy F. Thomas of Clarksburg; one brother, David N. Fittro of Clarksburg; three nieces, Angie Fittro of South Carolina, Mrs. Larry (Jill) Boso of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Steve (Connie) Jenkins of South Carolina; two nephews, Jonathan Fittro of Clarksburg and Bryan Fittro of Bridgeport.
Ms. Fittro was a member of United Methodist Temple on Locust Avenue in Clarksburg. She worked as a cook and nurse's aide and later was a licensed practical nurse at Crestview Manor in Jane Lew and Clarksburg Continuous Care Center in Clarksburg.
A funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, August 16, at 1 p.m., at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home in Clarksburg, with Rev. William Haynes Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Marshville Baptist Church Cemetery at Marshville. 

Lena H. Hall
Lena H. Hall, 78, of Route One, Weston, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at the home of a daughter in Weston, following an extended illness.
She was born July 26, 1922, at Benson, a daughter of the late Homer H. and Orpha Simons Hitt.
Her husband, Doyle Amerson Hall, whom she married August 29, 1942, preceded her in death June 5, 1984.
Surviving are two daughters, Alice Jean Fisher of Weston (at whose home she died) and Sara Jane Gilkerson of Scott Depot; one son, Robert D. Hall of Waynesburg, Pa.; five granddaughters and one great-grandchild; one brother, Ralph Hitt of Moorefield; several nieces and nephews.
One sister, Ruth Hitt, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hall was a housewife. She was a member of Freeman's Creek Baptist Church, the Freemansburg Community Club, and Weston Chapter 40 Order of the Eastern Star.
A funeral service was held Friday, August 11, at 11 a.m., at Floyd Funeral Home, with Rev. Brad Tenney officiating, assisted by Rev. Martin Wine. Interment followed in the Weston Masonic Cemetery. The family requests that memorial donations in Mrs. Hall's name be made to People's Hospice, PO Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26302-9960. 

Viola Mae Jewell
Viola Mae Jewell, 90, of Route Three, Weston, Gaston community, died at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following an extended illness.
She was born March 14, 1910, at Georgetown in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Hughie C. and Luesettie Kelley Clark.
In 1930, she married Paul Jewell, to whom she was married for 28 years.
Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy L. Brown of Weston; one son, David Paul Jewell of Martinsville, Ind.; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, 7 stepgreat-grandchildren, and 2 stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Katherine Jewell Evans; five brothers, Otie, Erlo, Woodrow, Walter and Arthur "Bus" Clark; and one sister, Agnes Clark.
Mrs. Jewell was a homemaker and a Methodist.
A funeral service was held Sunday, August 13, at 1:30 p.m., at Floyd Funeral Home, with Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. 

William "Mac" McKinney
William Denver "Mac" McKinney, 83, of Elkins, formerly of Sunset Acres in Weston, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at 8:30 p.m., at Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg, following an extended illness.
He was born October 26, 1916, in Lewis County, a son of the late William P. and Cora Hersman McKinney.
His wife, Cleo McKinney, whom he married September 10, 1988, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Jim Goss of Ephrata, Pa.; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Glenda and John Hyre of Weston; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Glenn and Patricia Hammer of Dublin, Ohio; two grandchildren, Douglas Goss of Mount Clare, Va., and Michael Goss of Sterling, Va.; five stepgrandchildren, Kerri Kiser of Blairsville, Pa., Susan Moody of Weston, Brad Hyre of Weirton, Todd Hammer of Columbus, Ohio, and Chance Hammer of Cleveland, Ohio; three nephews, Richard and Charles Queen, both of Morgantown, and Howard Reeder of Buckhannon.
He was preceded in death by one nephew, Hayward Fox.
Mr. McKinney graduated from Weston High School in 1935 and attended Glenville State College and Fairmont State College. He received a Masters Degree in Education from West Virginia University and completed postgraduate studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He taught in the public school system in Lewis County and served as principal in Monongalia County. He later served as principal in Fairfax County, Va., where he retired several years ago. He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Weston, the Weston Rotary Club, the WV Association of Former Teachers, and the AARP.
A funeral service was held Saturday, August 12, at 10 a.m., at Boyle Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Linger officiating Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery at Berlin. 

Leslie Hayward Smith
Leslie Hayward Smith, 67, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg.
He was born August 27, 1932, at Buckhannon, a son of the late Dewey and Jessie Fortney Smith.
His wife, Alice Ann Auskings Smith, whom he married May 7, 1951, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Leslie H. Smith Jr. of Clinton, N.C., and Richard B. Smith of Martin, Ky.; one daughter, Melissa Smith Corley of Clinton, N.C.; five granddaughters, Judy Ann and Rose Anna Smith, both of Buckhannon,  Cheridan K. Corley, Mikaela J. Corley, and Leslee B. Corley, all of Clinton, N.C.; three grandsons, John D. Corley II of Clinton, N.C., Ricky Smith of Buckhannon, and Robert Leslie Smith of Charleston; five stepgrandchildren, Justin, Kimberly, Shane, Stephanie and Terry Hall, all of Martin, Ky.; four great-grandchildren, Billy Cole, Shynna Casada, Victoria Casada, and Alicia Ann Smith, all of Buckhannon; four sisters, Virginia Henline of Weston, Wanda Stout of New Canton, Va., Vera Fitzpatrick of Conroe, Tex., and Maxine Zirkle of Rowland Heights, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant daughters, Deborah Lynn and Pamela Ann Smith; one grandson, Leslie H. "Lee" Smith III; and two brothers, Haymond Smith and Dewey Smith Jr.
Mr. Smith retired from Corhart Refractories with 25 1/2 years of service. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 and the Orioles Lodge of Buckhannon. He had worked at The Record-Delta newspaper in recent years.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon, with Rev. Sid Cleavenger officiating. Burial followed in the Heavner Cemetery. Buckhannon VFW Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion conducted military gravesite rites. 

Burl H. Smith
Burl H. Smith, 84, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, October 5, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.
He was born March 25, 1916, at Hemlock, a son of the late Sanford and Nola Nicholas Smith.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathryn Canterbury and Susan Shreve, both of Buckhannon; five sons, David C. Hull of Dillon, S.C., Burl J. Smith, Rodney L. Smith, and Timothy P. Smith, all of Buckhannon, and Wayne Sanford Smith of Horner; one sister, Mamie Tenney of Buckhannon; 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, John A. Hull; and one sister, Rosie Hoover.
Mr. Smith was a coal miner and a lumberman. He served in the Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of French Creek Chapter 36 DAV and Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion.
A funeral service was held Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, with Rev. Lloyd Tenney officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery at Hemlock. Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion, VFW Post 3663, and French Creek Chapter 36 DAV conducted military honors. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Genevieve Marie Frazier
Genevieve Marie Paugh Frazier, 87, formerly of Route One, Jane Lew, died Monday, October 9, 2000, at 4:42 a.m., at County Living Personal Care Home.
She was born September 18, 1913, at Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Alvin P. and Sudie Wiant Paugh.
Her husband, John Presley Frazier, whom she married September 17, 1932, preceded her in death August 29, 1989.
Surviving are four sons, Donald Frazier and Tom Frazier, both of Jane Lew, Jack Frazier of Route Three, Weston, and Francis Frazier of Route One, Bridgeport; three half brothers, James Paugh of Grafton, Roscoe Paugh of Harrisburg, Ill., and Lonnie Paugh of Jane Lew; five half sisters, Willa Dean Nelson of Lansing, Mich., Ruth Senerad of Flint, Mich., Ava Metheney of Bridgeport, June Kennedy of Swartz Creek, Mich., and Debbie Brooks of Morgantown; one sister, Norene Shultz of New Martinsville; two special friends, Sherry and Charlie Sellers of Jane Lew; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, John Frazier Jr.; two sisters, Beulah McWhorter and Garnett Corley; and two brothers, Hunter and Denzil Paugh.
Mrs. Frazier worked for the Lewis County Board of Education for 17 years as a cook at Jane Lew School. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and McWhorter United Methodist Church.
A funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, October 11, at 2 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home at Jane Lew, with Rev. Ronald Brown officiating, assisted by Karen Walls. Burial will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery. 

Harold Eugene Bailey
Harold Eugene Bailey, 79, of Franklin, died October 8, 2000, at his residence, after a brief illness.
He was born October 9, 1920, at Weston, a son of the late Gerald and Raytee Heater Bailey of Weston.
His wife, Dorothy M. Linger Bailey, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Jane Beachler of Franklin; one son, Harold E. Bailey Jr. of Weston; six grandchildren, Brian Dunlop Bailey, Tyler Dunlop Bailey, and Lindsay Dunlop Bailey, all of Weston, Allen Beachler and Billy Jo Beachler, both of Franklin, and Travis Beachler of Pompano Beach, Fla.; one sister, Geraldine Cochran of Bridgeport; several nieces and nephews.
One sister, Virginia Bailey Linger of Weston, preceded him in death.
Mr. Bailey was a 1940 graduate of Weston High School. He entered the United States Navy March 9, 1944; he served on a destroyer in the European Campaign, particularly the Normandy Invasion, and was later dispatched to the Pacific Theatre to participate in the Battle of Okinawa and the final surrender on V-J Day. He was wounded in action at Okinawa and received the Purple Heart; he later received the Victory Medal. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1945, he worked extensively in the Weston area at Weston Glass and Louie Glass until he took a job in 1959 with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service at Franklin, where he spent 23 years helping and assisting the farmers and citizens of Pendleton and surrounding counties, retiring in 1982. After his retirement, he spent his time volunteering his services for community projects and enjoying muzzleloader gun making and shooting projects, carpentry, hunting, and trapping. He was a longtime active member of Franklin United Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, the Order of the Purple Heart, and South Fork Kilbuck Rifles.
A funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, October 11, at 2 p.m., at Franklin United Methodist Church, with Rev. Walter Mullins officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery at Franklin. Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Roger Wayne Strader
Roger Wayne Strader, 32, of Route One, Crawford, died October 6, 2000, at 5 a.m., at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born August 24, 1968, at Buckhannon, the son of the late Merl Junior Strader and Mrs. Ginger Kay Wilson Strader, who survives at Frenchton.
His wife, the former Joy Michelle Heath, whom he married May 11, 1991, survives.
Also surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Charlene Marie and Jimmie Eugene Page of Buckhannon; one niece, Saphire Kay Page of Buckhannon; his grandmothers, Mabel G. Strader of Cherry Fork and Ada G. Wilson of Frenchton; several aunts and uncles.
Mr. Strader was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School (Class of 1986) and Tri-County Trade School. He was employed by Bill Kelley Chevrolet.
A funeral service was held Sunday, October 8, at 2 p.m., at Heaston United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Jessie officiating. Burial followed in the Heaston Cemetery. Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home of French Creek was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Virgil R. Bell
Virgil R. Bell, 84, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, October 7, 2000, at City Hospital.
He was born November 1, 1915, at Kincheloe, a son of the late R. Guy and Etta Brown Bell.
His wife of 58 years, Olive Smith Bell, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Richard "Rick" Bell of Martinsburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jonathan Brown of Martinsburg; one brother, Eugene Bell of Fairmont; three sisters, Agnes Griffin and Wanda Life, both of Columbus, Ohio, and June Hay of Sebring, Fla.; a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Bell.
Mr. Bell was retired from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company with 25 years of service. He was a member of Tuscarora Presbyterian Church; a veteran of the U.S. Army and a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal; and a member of Berkeley Post 14 American Legion, the National Rifle Association, and the DuPont Retirees' Association. He was a 1935 graduate of Unidis High School in West Milford.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 10, at 2:30 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, with Rev. Richard Forbes and Rev. James R. Jackson officiating. Interment followed in the Rosedale Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions in Mr. Bell's name be made to the American Cancer Society, Mid-Atlantic Division Inc., PO Box 6907, Charleston, WV 25334-9070, or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Va. 23060. 

Charles "PJ" Henline
Charles E. "PJ" Henline, 30, of Route One, Salem, died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born February 5, 1970, at Weston, a son of Joyce Ann Church Henline, who survives at Bristol, and the late Denver Owen Henline Jr.
His wife, the former Jennifer Underwood, whom he married June 15, 1991, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Charles E. "CJ" Henline, at home; two daughters, Dora A. Brook Henline and Christina Ann Henline, both at home; two brothers, Daniel L. Henline of Salem and Denver O. Henline III of Mt. Clare; one sister, Tonya Kenney of Wallace; his paternal grandmother, Gladys Hitt Henline of Weston; and his maternal grandmother, Helen Church of Weston.
Mr. Henline was a Baptist. He was employed at Summit Tower Services as a foreman in tower construction. He was a graduate of Liberty High School, Class of 1990, and enjoyed motorcycles, boating, and camping.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 10, at 10 a.m., at Boyle Funeral Home, with Rev. John Hayes officiating. Interment followed in the Orlando Cemetery. It is requested that memorial donations in Mr. Henline's memory be made to the family for a college builder fund. 

Albert Ray Paugh
Albert Ray Paugh, 74, of Route One, Jane Lew, Westfield community, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following a brief illness.
He was born October 7, 1926, at Valley Chapel, a son of the late Charles S. and Edna Norris Paugh.
His wife, the former Betty Skinner, whom he married December 25, 1955, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Gregory Bodkin of Jane Lew and Sherri and Kenneth Romans of Weston; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Teri Paugh of Rock Hill, S.C., and Kevin and Nila Paugh of Jane Lew; three grandchildren, Mike and Eric Romans and Aaron McGraw; and one brother, Gene Paugh of Weston.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Quinton Bodkins and Lincoln McGraw.
Mr. Paugh was retired from the West Virginia Department of Agriculture with 26 years of service as a cattle inspector. He was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church and attended McCann's Run United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Lightburn IOOF Lodge 286.
A funeral service was held Monday, October 9, at 11 a.m., at Boyle Funeral Home, with Rev. Conrad Tenney and Rev. Jeff Zickefoose officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Odd Fellows Lodge 286 held a memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at the funeral home. 

Betty Rhue Dye
Betty Rhue McClain Dye, 69, of Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation of Glenville, formerly of Horner, died at 4:35 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2000, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born April 10, 1931, at Brown, a daughter of the late Jesse R. and Katherine M. Wright McClain.
Her husband, William O. Dye, whom she married July 29, 1948, preceded her in death May 16, 1991.
Surviving are one daughter, Darlene Hardman of Horner; one granddaughter, Mrs. Michael (Kimberly) Herron of Clayton, N.C.; one brother, Destin R. McClain of Mullica, N.J.; and her cat, Molly Bee.
She was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Mary Lou McClain, and another sister, Yvonne Marie Roller.
Mrs. Dye was a homemaker and a Baptist.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at Boyle Funeral Home, with interment scheduled to follow at a later date in Sunset Memorial Park at Clarksburg. 

Nellie Lee White
Nellie Lee White, 85, of Grafton, formerly of Flemington, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital in Grafton.
She was born July 13, 1915, at Sutton, a daughter of the late Sampson and Mary Jane Evans Friend.
Her first husband, Leander Crowe, preceded her in death November 10, 1964. Her second husband, Henry Clay White, preceded her in death May 19, 1994.
Surviving are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Donald and Brenda Crowe of Grafton, Wayne and Frances Crowe of Bridgeport, Richard D. and Nancy Franks of Hutchinson, Pa., and Donald White of Weston; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one sister, Ollie Hines; and four brothers, Howard, Frank, Spurgeon and French Friend.
Mrs. White was a homemaker. She had lived in the Flemington and Grafton communities for most of her life.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7, at Carnegie Funeral Home in Flemington. Interment followed in the IOOF Cemetery at Flemington. 

Katheryn Marsh
Katheryn Marsh, 89, of Baltimore, Md., died Friday, September 22, 2000, at Baltimore, after a long illness.
She was the widow of Paul William Marsh, who grew up in Weston and attended St. Patrick School. After being orphaned, Mr. Marsh was raised by his aunt and her husband, the late Bridget "Biddie" (Greene) and E.H. Lang, in Baltimore, while his brother and sister were raised by another aunt and her husband, Margaret Ellen (Greene) and Michael Hennessey, in White Sulphur Springs.
Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were a daughter, Virginia Elizabeth Jewer; a sister-in-law, Mary Agnes Marsh Williams; a brother-in-law, Charles Raymond Marsh; and her father and mother-in-law, Clarence Raymond and Winiferd Greene Marsh.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Michael Jewer of Litiz, Pa., and Elizabeth Jewer of Baltimore, Md.; three nephews, Charles Michael of Lewisburg, Dr. John Alexander Williams of Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., and William Lee Williams of Olympia, Wash.; and several cousins by marriage in the Weston area.
A funeral service was conducted September 26 at the Church of the Messiah, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Baltimore, Md. 

Lori Renee Petre
Lori Renee Petre, 34, of Route Two, Weston, died Monday, October 2, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born January 18, 1966, at Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Roger Allen Petre and Janice Lee Stephens Parker.
She is survived by Sheila Petre, Allen Petre, Heather Petre, Pamela Petre, Russell Petre, Robert Parker Jr., Fawn Hitt, Robert A. Parker Sr., and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 578; a life member of the North America Hunters and the National Rifle Association; and a graduate of Lewis County High School.
A private service for family only was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 5, with Rev. Roy W. Jones officiating. Morris Funeral Home of Jane Lew was in charge of funeral arrangements. 


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