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Burton R. Barrett
Burton R. Barrett, 75, of Burnsville, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Home in Charleston, after a long illness.

He was born January 5, 1926, in Braxton County, a son of the late James T. and Agnes Tomblin Barrett.

Surviving are three sisters, Rosabelle Bush and Shelba Jean Allen, both of Burnsville, and Elizabeth Snyder of Weston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lovie Eagle and Gladys Alkire.

Mr. Barrett was a Protestant.

A funeral service was held Monday, July 30, at 1 p.m., at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home at Flatwoods, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial followed in the Blackburn Cemetery near Sand Fork. 
 

Cecil C. Casto
Cecil C. Casto, 88, of West Milford, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Heartland of Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born September 22,1912, at Georgetown in Lewis County, a son of the late William G. and Lillie Blanche Hardman Casto.

His wife, Gladys L. West Casto, preceded him in death October 5, 1992.

Surviving is a first cousin, Mrs. Richard (Lucille) Straight of Grant Town.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother.

Mr. Casto formerly attended United Methodist Temple Church in Clarksburg. He was mayor of West Milford from 1955-59. He retired from Black Rock Contractors, where he was a mechanic, and served in the Navy during World War II.

A funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, August 1, at 11 a.m., at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home in Clarksburg, with Rev. Gary Rapking officiating. Interment will be in the Sheets Mill Cemetery. 
 

Erin Cutlip
Erin Elizabeth Cutlip, 27, of Route One, Weston, died at 4 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following a brief illness.

She was born September 17, 1973, at Charleston, a daughter of William Harley and Nancy Jane (Frashuer) Cutlip of Route One, Weston.

Surviving in addition to her parents are one aunt, Charlotte Barnette of Jane Lew; her paternal grandmother, Anna Claire Cutlip of Deltona, Fla.; her maternal grandmother, Helen Bailey Frashuer of McCann's Run; and several cousins.

Miss Cutlip was employed by the FBI as a fingerprint technician in Bridgeport. She was a member of Broad Run Baptist Church and Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. She graduated from Lewis County High School in 1991 and attended Sheppard College and, later, Fairmont State College.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, August 1, at Boyle Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenneth Fisher officiating. Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery at Jane Lew. Memorial donations in Miss Cutlip's name may be made to Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Attn: Development Office, PO Box 9300, Morgantown, WV 26506. 
 

Charles E. Frame
Charles E. Frame, 81, of Warrenton, Ga., died at 8:07 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Eisenhower Hospital in Augusta, Ga., following an extended illness.

He was born September 23, 1919, at Gassaway, a son of the late Harry E. Frame and Winnie Davis Stalnaker Frame Williamson.

His wife, Lois Agnes Martin Bass Frame, preceded him in death December 14, 1979.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles B. and Nancy Frame of Stonewood and Robert A. and Laverne Bass of Mulberry, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia "Patty" and Roy White of Bartow, Fla.; one brother, James Frame of Texas; one sister, Mrs. Estelene Osborn of Georgetown; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Jean Stalnaker.

Mr. Frame was a member of Georgetown United Methodist Church in Lewis County. He retired from the U.S. Navy after serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and was a deep sea diver, serving as part of the body recovery unit. He had worked as a welder and pipefitter and had been a maintenance supervisor at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, August 1, at Georgetown United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., with Rev. Wayne Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Georgetown. Full military graveside rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 166 of Jane Lew, VFW Post 5131, Central Chapter 697 Military Order of Purple Heart, and DAV Chapter 51. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home of Clarksburg is in charge of funeral arrangements. 
 

Veda Gay Gum
Veda Gay Ware Gum, 86, of 799 West Second Street in Weston, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following an extended illness.

She was born May 23, 1915, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Delbert W. McCauley and Mamy A. Groff.

She was twice married, first to Alpheus Ware, who preceded her in death May 21, 1954, and then to Lott E. Gum, who preceded her in death May 2, 1998.

Surviving are one son, Shirley F. Ware of Weston; two sisters, Rena Johnson of Sylvania, Ohio, and Edith Mick of Burnsville; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Mrs. Gum was a housewife and a member of Churchville United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at Floyd Funeral Home today, Wednesday, August 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 2, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home, with Rev. Martin Wine officiating. Interment will follow in the Casto Cemetery at Knawls Creek. 
 

Charles E. Huff
Charles E. Huff, 66, of Fort Worth, Tex., died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, after a yearlong battle with cancer.

He was born March 15, 1935, at Weston, a son of the late John and Lola Huff.

His wife of 45 years, the former Mary Laveeda Mars, whom he met in October 1955 while stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Wichita Falls, Tex., survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Pamela Huff of Arlington, Tex., Kim Kimble of Houston, Tex., Debra Moore and her husband Jimmy of Fort Worth, Tex., and Jeannette Smith and her husband Danny of Fort Worth, Tex.; one son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Rene Huff of Fort Worth, Tex.; one brother, James Huff of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Christopher, Dustin, Krystle, Coy, and Lindsey; and a host of nephews and nieces across the United States.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Richard.

Mr. Huff graduated from Weston High School in May 1953 and began his 24 years of service in the United States Air Force in January 1954. He rose to the rank of chief master sergeant. After retiring from the Air Force, he relocated to Fort Worth, Tex., and accepted a position with General Dynamics. After 20 years with General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin, he retired to a life of golf greens.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth, Tex., was in charge of funeral arrangements. 
 

Howard McCartney
Howard McCartney, 47, of Ireland, died Monday, July 30, 2001, near Sand Fork, as the result of a logging accident.

He was born January 6, 1954, at Stone Coal, a son of the late Russell C. and Eva Gay Wimer McCartney.

His wife, Vicki D. Collins McCartney, whom he married February 7, 1997, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Connie Sue McCartney of Walkersville; one son, Howard Russell McCartney of Walkersville; four sisters, Virginia P. Allen and Junita M. Goodwin, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Dorie J. Gregory of Rock Cave, and Lois M. Pickens of Georgia; one brother, Lawrence E. McCartney of Ireland.

Mr. McCartney was a timber cutter for Terry Junkins Logging and a Methodist.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday, August 1, at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home in Flatwoods. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 2, at the funeral home, with Rev. Lonnie Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Peterson Cemetery. 
 

James D. McKenzie
James D. McKenzie, 74, of 21 Kitson Street in Weston, died at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2001, at his residence, following a brief illness.

He was born October 31, 1926, in White County, Ill., a son of the late Charles A. and Bertha Douglas McKenzie.

His wife, the former Mary A. Smock, whom he married October 21, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Sue and Tim Ross of Charleston; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Michael Ross and his wife Angie of Jane Lew and Rachelle Ross Hammond and her husband Richard of Jane Lew; one great-granddaughter, Emily Loran Hammond; two brothers, Jess D. McKenzie and Kenneth R. McKenzie, both of Norris City, Ill.; four sisters, Margie Robinson and Margaret Shaw, both of Norris City, Ill., his twin sister, Beulah Walden, of Cocoa, Fla., and Mary Holtzclaw of McClure, Ill.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl McKenzie, and one sister, Elta Hall.

Mr. McKenzie was employed at Kirk Drilling Company in Illinois and later retired from Chisler Brothers Inc. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Weston and a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Boyle Funeral Home, with Rev. David Krum officiating. Interment followed in the Weston Masonic Cemetery. 
 

Clara Ann Metz
Miss Clara Ann Metz, 44, of 11 Crooked Fork Road in Weston, Copley community, died at 11:18 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following an extended illness.

She was born January 23, 1957, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Earl L. and Wanemia R. Byrd Metz.

Surviving are four sisters, Linda K. Halterman and Susan Bailey, both of Weston, Francis Austin of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Carol L. Lynn of Belle Vernon, Pa.; three brothers, William Metz of Weston, Charles E. Metz of West Newton, Pa., and Michael D. Metz of Fayette City, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.

Miss Metz was a member of Bealls Mill United Methodist Church.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Floyd Funeral Home, with Rev. Jeff Zickefoose officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. 
 

Virginia Dell Morris
Virginia Dell Linger Morris, 64, of Clarksburg, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at her home.

She was born September 7, 1936, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late James R. and Vera Juanita Barnett Linger.

Surviving are one son, William Thomas Reaser of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three daughters, Janet Grimes of West Milford, Billie Lewis of Clarksburg, and Kimberley Sue Arnett of Clarksburg; two sisters, Ida Mae Butcher and Thelma Linger, both of West Milford; one brother, James G. Linger of West Milford; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Aaron C. Reaser, and one sister, Anna Lee Frazier.
Mrs. Morris had worked for the Clarksburg Public Library and attended Calvary Apostolic Church at Stonewood.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 31, at 1 p.m., at Harmony Cemetery, with Pastor James Feeney officiating. Morris Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. 
 

John C. "Doc" Plum
John Carl "Doc" Plum, 78, of Mt. Clare, died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston.

He was born April 2, 1923, at Grafton, a son of the late Benjamin and Dollie Pratt Plum.

He was twice married. His first wife, Vivian Van Horn Plum, preceded him in death. His second wife, Rose Ellen Simons Plum, whom he married November 3, 1984, survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Roger (Dietra) Westfall of Scott Depot, Mrs. Gerald (Joan) Merriner of Jane Lew, Mrs. Roger (Linda) Daugherty of Lost Creek, and Mrs. Blaine (Karen) Wilson of Sykesville, Md.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Michael (Sharon) Spurlock of Huntington and Mrs. Tim (Linda) Brannon of Clarksburg; four grandchildren, one great-grandson, seven stepgrandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Grimm; and an infant grandchild.

Mr. Plum was a Methodist. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of Bel Meadow Country Club. He was also a member of Meuse Argonne VFW Post 573; the Senior Citizens; and AARP. He attended Roosevelt-Wilson High School and graduated from Washington-Irving High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the Adamston Flat Glass Company.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 28, at 3 p.m., at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home in Clarksburg, with Rev. O.D. Harman and Pastor John Smith officiating. Interment followed in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. 
 

Thucie Smith
Mrs. Thucie McCartney Smith, 89, of Sophia, N.C., died July 13, 2001, at High Point Regional Hospital in High Point, N.C.

She was born September 24, 1911, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late William Clarence and Sarah Fornash McCartney.

Her husband, Charles C. Smith, whom she married November 4, 1938, preceded her in death January 10, 1990.

Surviving are one daughter, Mildred Wilfong of Vienna, Ohio; one son, Calvin Smith of Archdale, N.C.; five sisters, Goldie Chapman of Frenchton, Anna Cutright and Clara Gould, both of French Creek, Flora Westfall of Nutter Fort, and Rosa Lea Tenney of Huntington; one brother, Perry McCartney of East Detroit, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Smith had been a resident of the Sophia community for the past 17 years. She previously lived at Ronceverte. She was a member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Cunha officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale, N.C., was in charge of funeral arrangements. Memorial donations in Mrs. Smith's name may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 4732 Robbins Country Road, Trinity, N.C. 27370; or Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, N.C. 27262. 
 

Morris "Bud"Walker
Morris W. "Bud" Walker, 70, of Clarksburg, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following surgery.

He was born July 1, 1931, at Elkridge, a son of the late James and Ustina McLaughlin Walker.

He was twice married. Both his first wife, Dorothy Leola Ferrell Walker, whom he married February 23, 1951, and his second wife, Barbara Joanne Bartlett Yeager Walker, whom he married September 13, 1974, preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Garland and Kathy Walker of Clarksburg and Craig and Nancy Walker of Morgantown; three stepchildren, Judy Morris and her husband Edsel of James Island, S.C., Mike Yeager and his wife Concetta of Clarksburg, and Jeff Yeager of Jane Lew; seven grandchildren, Michael and Andrew Walker, both of Clarksburg, Jessica, Daniel and Samuel Walker, all of Morgantown, Haylee Howard and Cole Morris, both of James Island, S.C.; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Jones and Mrs. Leon (Zelma) Ohlinger, both of Gauley Bridge, Mrs. Maxine Gulley of Melbourne, Fla., and Mrs. Lowdermilk of Kimberly; a friend, Francie Yeager of Weston; and an aunt, Evelyn Holt of Chelyan.

He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Mr. Walker was a member of Clarksburg Baptist Church, where he served as co-chairperson of the board of trustees. He was a 1949 graduate of East Bank High School and a member of Sunnycroft Country Club. He enjoyed his family, his church, and helping others. He had been associated with John C. Geise Engineers as a draftsman and had served as project engineer for Ingersoll Rand and Dresser Industries.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 30, at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home in Clarksburg, with Rev. David Hume presiding. Interment followed in the Bridgeport Cemetery. Memorial donations in Mr. Walker's name may be made to Clarksburg Baptist Church.


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