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Roy "Tip" Claypoole
Roy D. "Tip" Claypoole, 76, a resident of Holbrook Nursing Home in Buckhannon, formerly of the Homewood community of Weston, died at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at the nursing home, following an extended illness.

He was born Jun. 10, 1926, in Braxton County, a son of the late Early Russell and Bridgett Grace (Monahan) Claypoole.

Surviving are one daughter, Viola "Vi" Meadows of Weston; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Fortney and Hazel Allen; and one brother, John Claypoole.

Mr. Claypoole retired as a laborer with a cement block company in Clarksburg. He was employed at WV Glass Company in Weston for several years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army.

A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m., at Boyle Funeral Home, with Rev. Jack Streets officiating. Interment followed in the Machpelah Cemetery. 
 

Norma I. Donaldson
Norma I. Donaldson, 71, died Dec. 1, 2002.

She was born Mar. 22, 1931, at Weston.

Surviving are three children, Kevin Donaldson of Akron, Ohio, Aaron Donaldson and his wife Tina of Elyria, Ohio, and Dalyn Heiser and her husband John of Akron, Ohio; two grandchildren, Matthew and Jesse Heiser; and one sister, Eileen (Berton) Williams.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Cox Funeral Home in Barberton, Ohio, with Rev. Harold Swafford officiating. Burial will follow in Lakewood Cemetery. 
 

Howard L. Donaldson
Howard L. Donaldson, 68, of Weston, died at 3:55 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 18, 1934, in Lewis County, a son of the late Elizabeth "Betty" (Donaldson) Messenger.

His wife, the former Judith Ann Brookover, whom he married Aug. 30, 1970, in Garrett County, Md., survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Steve L. Donaldson of Weston and Joey L. McHenry of Glenville; three daughters, Melody S. Douglas of Charleston, Karen B. Taylor of Weston, and Stephanie R. Jacobs of Weston; 12 grandchildren, Tiffany, Meredith, Justin, Ashley, Victoria, Jacob, Clint, Chris, Alec, Darrin, Josh, and Shane.

Mr. Donaldson attended St. Boniface Catholic Church and previously attended St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was employed by West Virginia Glass Specialty Company with more than 20 years of service; Grafton Coal Company (working with explosives) with 9 years of service; Ryan Construction in Buckhannon during the construction of the Upshur County Regional Airport; William A. Hazel in Virginia with 4 years of service in road construction; and various construction companies throughout West Virginia and Virginia, including the construction of Interstate 79. He enjoyed working on cars and fishing.

Friends will be received at Boyle Funeral Home today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the funeral home, with Rev. Father John Finnell officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery. 
 

Ronald E. Granlund
Ronald E. Granlund, 46, of Route One (Westfield Loop), Jane Lew, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at his home, following a brief illness.

He was born Apr. 12, 1956, at Charleston, a son of William Granlund of Clarksburg and the late Stella (Casteel) Granlund.

Surviving are his former wife and devoted friend, Sondra Granlund; two daughters, Cheryl Rahming of Weston and Cathy Hoover of Fort Meade, Md.; four grandsons, Jordan Rahming, Jacob Rahming, Logan Hoover, and Brenton Hoover; several aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout Pennsylvania.

Mr. Granlund was a former employee of S.W. Jack Drilling Company and a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served four years. He was a graduate of Washington Irving High School, Class of 1974. He was a Methodist and attended Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church at Jane Lew. He loved animals.

A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m., at Floyd Funeral Home, with Rev. Ronald C. Brown officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Military graveside rites were conducted by American Legion Post 4 of Weston, American Legion Post 166 of Jane Lew, DAV Chapter 51, VFW Post 5131 of Jane Lew, and Central WV Chapter 697 Military Order of the Purple Heart. 
 

Lawrence "Larry" Kraus
Lawrence A. "Larry" Kraus, 68, of Walton, Ind., died at 5 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at Alum Bridge.

He was born Sept. 23, 1934, at Clarksburg, a son of Lawrence G. and Lillian (Luckett) Kraus.

His wife, Sue (Carey) Kraus, whom he married Mar. 2, 1957, at St. Joseph's Church in Logansport, Ind., survives.

Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Gary Keay of Logansport, Ind.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence Gregory and Anita Kraus of Valdosta, Ga., and Ronnie and Jenny Kraus of Fishers, Ind.; his twin brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Delia Kraus of Ingalls, Ind.; another brother, Charles Kraus of Alum Bridge; 11 grandchildren, Kristi Zartman, Kyann Zartman, Kirsten Keay, Sean Keay, Amanda Pittman and her husband Chris, Lawrence Drew Kraus, Stephanie Poppert, Michael Poppert, Jeffrey Poppert, Chelsea Walls, and Dalton Walls; a great-grandson, Brett Pittman; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was the "adopted" brother, father, uncle, and grandfather of many friends and family members.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Englebert Kraus.

Mr. Kraus was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of American Legion Post 418 in Walton, Ind. He was employed as a telegrapher for the Wabash Railroad after the war and had also been employed at King's LP Gas and Fray's Fertilizer Service. In retirement, he especially enjoyed driving the bus for the Southeastern School Corporation and All Saints Church's Life Teen Mass. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, where over the years he had served as greeter, usher, Eucharistic minister, and a member of the Parish Council. He was a member of the Logansport Knights of Columbus.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Krueger Funeral Home in Logansport, Ind. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at All Saints Catholic Church in Logansport, with Father Michael McKinney officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Logansport. Memorial contributions in Mr. Kraus's name may be made to All Saints Church at Logansport. 
 

Martha J. Lipps
Martha J. Lipps, 71, of Buckhannon, formerly of French Creek, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon.

She was born Jan. 5, 1931, at Horner, a daughter of the late Brady Glenn and Pearl (Reed) Pringle.

Her husband, Kenna M. Lipps, whom she married Sept. 18, 1948, preceded her in death Sept. 4, 2002.

Surviving are two sons, Dwaine Lipps and his wife Teresa of Buckhannon and Donald Lipps of Elliston, Va.; four daughters, Deloris Lipps of Elizabeth, Barbara Arthur and her husband Mitchell of Parkersburg, Delma Lockhart and her husband Larry of Parkersburg, Sharon Hall and her husband David of Coraopolis, Pa.; two brothers, James Pringle of Lynchburg, Va., and Bernard Pringle of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Glenda Hanrahan of Olmsted Township, Ohio; five grandsons, Jeremy Arthur of Reston, Va., Daniel Hall of Coraopolis, Va., Justin Arthur and Jeffry Arthur, both of Parkersburg, Dustin Lipps of Buckhannon; four granddaughters, Stacy Hall of Coraopolis, Pa., Jamie Lipps of Buckhannon, Lisa Lockhart and Angela Oxley, both of Parkersburg; one great-grandson, Dominic Valenty of Neville Island, Pa.; three great-granddaughters, Brendan Hall of Coraopolis, Pa., Eden Oxley and Madeleine Oxley, both of Parkersburg.

Mrs. Lipps was employed by the WV Department of Human Services, Child Protective Services. She was a Protestant and a member of the Women of the Moose.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon, with Pastor Beryl McKisic officiating. Interment followed in the Rock Cave Cemetery. 
 

Bonnie I. Lough
Bonnie I. Lough, 92, of 1479 Berlin Road in Weston, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at the home of her daughter, following an extended illness.

She was born May 27, 1910, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Robert E. and Laura Belle (McKinney) Swisher.

Her husband, Ralph J. Lough, whom she married Apr. 30, 1930, preceded her in death May 5, 1975.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn J. and Fred Mulneix of Weston; one son and daughter-in-law, Fred L. and Dottie Lough of Buckhannon; one sister, Beatrice Boram of Weston; seven grandchildren, Debra Sue (Mulneix) Wyman, Cinda Kay (Mulneix) Jamison, Kimberly Ann Mulneix, and Jon M. Mulneix, all of Weston, R.B. Lough, Barbara Lough, and Carolyn (Lough) Moriarty, all of Buckhannon; 14 great-grandchildren, Erik J. Kemper and his wife Tara, Grant Wyman, Julia Wyman, Jacob Mulneix, Nathaniel Jamison, and Caleb Jamison, all of Weston, Parker Mulneix of Raleigh, N.C., J.D. Lough, Michael Lough Warner, Samantha Warner, Kimberly Warner, Chrissy (Lough) Smith, Christopher Moriarty, and William Moriarty; two great-great-grandchildren, Josie Kemper and Cole Kemper; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James W. Swisher and Robert J. Swisher; and one sister, Mary Reger.

Mrs. Lough was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Stone Coal United Methodist Church and a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service for more than 60 years.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Boyle Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Fairview Fellowship IOOF Cemetery at Berlin. 
 

Gary Edwin Mitchell
Gary Edwin Mitchell, 52, of Clarksburg and Glenville, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 14, 1950, at Weston, a son of the late Luther Monroe and Virginia (McCord) Mitchell.

His wife, Sharon B. (Wauer) Mitchell, whom he married Jul. 20, 1974, survives.

Also surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Betty Mitchell of Roanoke and Tom and Joy Mitchell of Williston, Fla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Francis Light of Greenwood, S.C.; three nieces, Julie Williams of Roanoke, Amanda West of Buckhannon, and Tina Daugherty of Philippi; two nephews, Bobbie Mitchell of Roanoke and David Mitchell of Ocala, Fla.; three great-nephews, Tyler Williams and Hunter Mitchell, both of Roanoke, and Drew Daugherty of Philippi; one great-niece, Lindsey Williams of Roanoke; one special aunt, Maxine Coburn of Clarksburg.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Stephen Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell was a bookkeeper for the Gilmer County Senior Citizens Center in Glenville and volunteered for the Red Cross of Glenville. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Glenville and attended Chestnut Street United Methodist Church at Clarksburg. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the United States Navy, and a member of VFW Post 5467 of Glenville.

A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m., at Floyd Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Weisenberger officiating. Interment followed in the Mitchell Cemetery at Roanoke. Military graveside rites were conducted by American Legion Post 4 of Weston, American Legion Post 166 of Jane Lew, DAV Chapter 51, VFW Post 5131 of Jane Lew, and Central WV Chapter 697 Military Order of the Purple Heart. 
 

George M. Moore Sr.
George M. Moore Sr., 82, of Red Lion, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at 10:58 a.m., at York Hospital in York, Pa.

He was born Mar. 18, 1920, at Weston, a son of the late Ernest and Lorena (Linger) Moore.

His wife, Theresa V. (Balcer) Moore, survives.

Also surviving are six children, Veronica Martin of Bel Air, Md., George M. Moore Jr. of White Hall, Md., Terry Tobias of Upper Falls, Md., Joyce E. Edie of Norrisville, Md., Ronald A. Moore of Bel Air, Md., and Jamie Markowitz of Woodbine, Pa.; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Moore and his wife owned and operated grocery stores in Pylesville, Md., and Perryman, Md., for 25 years until his retirement in 1975. He had his private pilot license and flew his private plane in the Maryland and Pennsylvania areas from 1961-1985.

A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary Inc. in Stewartstown, Pa., with Rev. Melissa A. McDade officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Mr. Moore's name may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Central Pa. Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle Suite 100, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110. 
 

Francis "Bud" Riley
Francis E. "Bud" Riley, 83, of Bridgeport, died at noon on Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 13, 1919, at Ellamore, a son of the late James and Catherine (King) Riley.

His wife, the former Erma Wenzel, whom he married Aug. 18, 1949, died Jan. 3, 2000.

Surviving are one son, Thomas E. Riley of Clarksburg; one sister, Margaret Kish of California; four grandchildren, Gretchen Riley Cremann of Wardensville, Jason Riley of Snowshoe, Kyle Seitz of Cary, N.C., and Erin Seitz of Hickory, N.C.; three stepgrandchildren, Nicole Molnar of Clarksburg, Ben Molnar of Key West, Fla., and Leslie Flaherty of Mt. Lebanon, Pa.; one great-grandchild, Noah Molnar of Clarksburg.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Riley Goodgame; three sisters and five brothers.

Mr. Riley retired from the Operating Engineers in Clarksburg with several years of service; prior to that, he was in the coal business for many years. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Weston, with Rev. Jeremiah McSweeney as celebrant. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Boyle Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. 
 

Carol Sue Vineyard
Carol Sue Vineyard, 63, of 62 Kimberly Lane in Jane Lew, died at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at West Virginia University Hospital/Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 1, 1939, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Roy Lee and Virginia Marie (Goldsmith) Vineyard Jeffries.

Surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Aubrey Smith of Weston; two nephews, Gregory Smith of Glenville and Mark Smith of Front Royal, Va.; one niece, Mrs. Michael (Tina) Norman of Jane Lew; seven great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Ann Vineyard.

Miss Vineyard was formerly employed in the Finishing Department of the Colonial Glass Factory and, later, the Louie Glass Factory, with several years of service. She retired with 12 years' service from William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston. She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Boyle Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Machpelah Cemetery. 
 

Joseph W. Wagoner
Joseph W. Wagoner, 85, of Weston, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

He was born Nov. 9, 1917, a son of the late O.B. and Mary B. Wagoner.

His wife of 60 years, Lucille (Greene) Wagoner, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mary Ann Ramsey of Jane Lew; two sons, Joseph W. Wagoner and his wife Mary Martha of Weston and Thomas L. Wagoner and his wife Jane of Scott Depot; five grandchildren, William T. Ramsey, Ann Chrisman and her husband Eric, Kerrie L. Wagoner, Brian J. Wagoner and his wife Amy, and Kaitlyn Wagoner; one great-granddaughter, Cassandra M. Chrisman; one brother, Kemper Wagoner; three sisters, Lala I. McWhorter, Clarice M. Stott, and M. Maxine Wagoner; several nieces and nephews.

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

Mr. Wagoner was a graduate of Lost Creek High School. He retired from Transmission Services of Consolidated Gas Supply Corporation with 37 years of service. He served as Chief Boatswain Mate in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, American Legion Post 4, and VFW Post 573.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with Father Jeremiah McSweeney as celebrant. Interment followed in the Machpelah Cemetery. Boyle Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. 
 

Nancy R. Ware
Nancy R. Ware, 67, of Ravenna Township, Ohio, formerly of Weston, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at Altercare of Ravenna in Ravenna, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 13, 1935, at Lorain, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ray Bueche and the late Ruth Thomas.

Surviving are three daughters, Donna Bower of Warren, Ohio, Barbara Stutler of Rootstown, Ohio, and Kimberly Marshall of Ravenna, Ohio; three sons, Tom Ware and Joe Ware, both of West Virginia, and John Ware of Virginia; one brother, Charlie Gerth of Amherst, Ohio; 12 grandchildren.

Ms. Ware had lived at Ravenna, Ohio, for the past 25 years. She was a nurse's aide and was retired from PCNH.

A chapel service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna, Ohio, with Rev. Denver Lovejoy officiating. Shorts Funeral Home Inc. of Ravenna, Ohio, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Kimberly Marshall, 527 N. Walnut Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. 
 

Sibyl V. Williams
Sibyl V. Williams, 84, a resident of St. Barbaras Nursing Home in Monongah, formerly of Bridgeport, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, following an extended illness.

She was born Jul. 13, 1918, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late J. Newton and Mary Molissa (Keener) Peninegar.

Her husband, Robert C. Williams, whom she married Jun. 26, 1946, preceded her in death in December 1994.

Surviving are one daughter, Melissa Williams of Kingmont; two sons, Stephen Williams of Laurel, Md., and Richard Williams of Harrisonburg, Va.; two sisters, Laurabelle Bennett and Eloise Cunningham, both of Bridgeport.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, William, Scott and Edward Peninegar; and four sisters, Mabel Smith, Ethel Peninegar, Myrtle Yearer, and Mayme Freeman.

Mrs. Williams was owner and operator of Sibyl's Beauty Shop in Grafton for more than 25 years. She attended the Clarksburg Beauty Academy and was a nurse's aide at Grafton City Hospital.

A funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m., at Floyd Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark James officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.


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