|Gilbert F. "Cabbage" Carroll
Gilbert F. "Cabbage" Carroll, 90, of Lumberport, died Wednesday (June
24, 1998) at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Smithfield, a son of the late Lloyd and
Mary Springer Carroll.
He was a coal miner, having retired from the Glory Coal Company, with
56 years service in the mining industry. He was a member of the United
Mine Workers of America and attended the Salvation Army Church in Clarksburg.
He is survived by his second wife, Georgia Lee Barker Carroll, whom
he married Aug. 17, 1985; two sons, Howard Lloyd Carroll of Vermillion,
Ohio, and Michael Wayne Walker of Clarksburg; eight daughters, Irene Crowley
of Clarksburg, Hazel Hedrick and Beverly Maxine Hedrick, both of Lumberport,
Helen Schweinberg of Lorain, Ohio, Alma Lucas of DeLand, Fla., Kimberly
Victor of Lumberport, Tamela Stevens of Lost Creek and Terri Riffle of
Lumberport; 49 grandchildren, 97 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren,
one brother, William "Ducky" Carroll of Shinnston; two sisters, Hazel Ciwoski
of Fairview, and Leona DeLong of New Martinsville; and several nieces and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife,
Rachel Riffle Carroll; two sons, one daughter, two grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren,
six brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday
at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston. Services will be held at 11 a.m.
Monday in the funeral home with Major DeRue Hoffman officiating. Burial
will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Pauline J. Gargarella
Pauline J. Gargarella, 81, of Fairmont, died Friday (June 26, 1998)
in the Arbors at Fairmont Nursing Center.
She was born Jan. 18, 1917 in Eldora, a daughter of the late Joseph
and Zella McElfresh Carpenter.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Joe Ann Cooper, Mrs. Shelly
Jean Carlson and Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Knoff, all of Jamestown, N.Y.; one
step-daughter, Bernice Folsom of Oklahoma; one step-son, Buck Hayhurst
of Florida; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Rowan of Fairmont; three nieces, Mrs.
Betty Stout, Mrs. Eleanor Carpenter and Mrs. Virginia Wright; and several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Hayhurst, in June
1974 and by her second husband, Tony Gargarella, in June 1975. She was
also preceded in death by three children Bonnie Holbert, Rosemary and Earl
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at the Ross Funeral Home, 801
Fairmont Ave., Fairmont. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the
funeral home with the Rev. Bob Barker officiating. Burial will be at the
Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Beulah Ruth Grimes
Beulah Ruth Grimes, 93, of Grafton, died Saturday (June 27, 1998) at
She was born Feb. 22, 1905 in Grafton, a daughter of the late John
W. and Nora Ellen Menear Snider.
She earned an A.B. degree at Fairmont State College. She was a school
teacher at Blueville Elementary, retiring with 38 years of service. She
was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Grafton and the United
Methodist Women. She was also a charter member of the West Virginia Delta
Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Sorority, a member of the Business
and Professionals Women's Club of Grafton, the Grafton Hospital Auxiliary,
county, state and national retired teachers organizations and the Taylor
County Senior Citizens.
Surviving are one sister, Helen S. Blackburn of Grafton; one step-granddaughter,
Mrs. Fred (Patricia) White of Fairmont; one step-grandson, Charles B. Newcome
of Charleston, S.C.; and four step-great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Kent White,
Robby Newcome, Tonya Newcome and Lana Capp.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Grimes in 1951. She
married him in 1935.
She was also preceded in death by one step-daughter, Mrs. Charles (Lena)
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday
at the Davis Funeral Home, Bartlett Chapel, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton. Services
will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Joy
Butcher-Winfree, pastor of the Church of Good Hope, officiating. Interment
will follow at Woodsdale Memorial Park. The West Virginia Delta Chapter
of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Sorority service will be conducted at the
funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Emogene "Jean" Villers Hughes
Emogene "Jean" Villers Hughes, 81, of Smithfield, N.C., formerly of
Fairmont, died Thursday (June 25, 1998) at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh,
She was born in Fairmont, a daughter of the late Arthur G. and Lydia
She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Smithfield
and a member of the African Violet Flower Guild in Goldsboro. She was an
avid gardener and enjoyed needlework and quilting. She enjoyed attending
her quilting club and quilting classes at Johnston Community College.
She is survived by one son, James Edward Hughes of Smithfield; one
daughter, Barbara Jean Hughes of Raleigh; one daughter-in-law, Debra Johnson
Hughes of Smithfield; two brothers, Gaylord Villers of Estes Park, Colo.
and Frank Villers of Jacksonville, Fla.; and one sister, Eloise Burnside
of Clinton, N.C.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Underwood Funeral Home
in Smithfield. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Centenary
United Methodist Church in Smithfield. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 140 E. Market St., Smithfield,
NC 27577 or the American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Ct., Raleigh,
Annie Lee Justice
Annie Lee Justice, 67, of Monongah, died Friday (June 26, 1998) at
Ruby Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Philippi, a daughter of Octavia Newman
of Philippi and the late Albert Newman.
She was a member of the Spruce Street Church of Christ in Fairmont.
She was a homemaker.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Evangelist
Aaron Booker Justice Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Ann Marie
Justice Jr. of Monongah; two daughters and sons-in-law, Alceste "Sissy"
and Glenn R. Powell of Friendswood, Texas, and Antheia Gayle and Roger
L. Blake of Monongah; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Howard Newman
of Canton, Ohio, Charles Newman and Donald Newman, both of Philippi; four
sisters, Mae Kennedy, Jo Anne Newman, Bessie Croston and Shirley Newman,
all of Philippi; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother,
Harold Newman, and a sister, Elisabeth Hoffman.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from
1:30-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at the Oakwood Roach
Church of Christ, Fairmont, at 2 p.m. Monday with Evangelist Earl Stevens
officiating. Intombment will be held at the Grandview Memorial Cemetery.
The body will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. at the church. The funeral procession
will pass by the family home between 12:20-12:35 p.m. Monday.
Christine Ford Lucas
Christine Ford Lucas, 99, of Independence, died Thursday (June 25,
1998) at Grafton City Hospital.
She was born Nov. 26, 1898, in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Meade
and Bettie Ford.
She taught school in Taylor County for several years. She was the oldest
member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and a member of the Farm Women.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack P. and Alice
Lucas, and Leonard and Shirley Lucas, all of Grafton; three daughters and
two sons-in-law, Sarah Jane Messenger of Joliet, Ill., Rosemary and Dewight
D. Hardman of Milwaukee, Wis., and Betty L. and Vance Burgess of Lanahm,
Md.; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alma
Burner of Elkton, Md. and Lena Wiggs of Atwater, Ohio; two cousins, Lester
Hall of Mount Hope, Mich. and Helen Hunter of Webster Springs; and several
nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Pascal E. Lucas; two grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-great-granddaughter,
two brothers, Eugenis and Claude Ford; and three sisters, Eunice, Euphana
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Donald G. Ford
Funeral Home, U.S. Route 50 West of Grafton and 1-2 p.m. Monday at the
Oak Grove Baptist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the
church with Rev. Arnold L. McIntosh and Rev. Ronald G. Ford officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Catherine McKinney
Catherine Jane McKinney
Catherine Jane McKinney, 54, of Grafton, and formerly of Flemington,
died Thursday (June 23, 1998) at her home.
She was born April 22, 1944, in Flemington, a daughter of Charlotte
Hatten Merritt of Grafton and the late Ebert James Merritt.
She attended the Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and
had lived in the Simpson-Flemington communities most of her life.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Fred B.
McKinney Sr., whom she married Sept. 22, 1962; two sons, Freddie McKinney
Jr. of Flemington and Everet Ray McKinney of Simpson; two daughters, Mrs.
Michael (Violet "Sissy") Stone of Tunnelton and Marie Jane McKinney of
Grafton; four sisters, Mary Bartlett of Rosemont, Fannie Drummond of Grafton,
Virginia Smith of Grafton, and Violet Tetes of Simpson; five grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.
Friends may call at the Carnegie Funeral Home from noon-9 p.m. Saturday
and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at
the funeral home with Pastor Lois Sandy and the Rev. David Maley officiating.
Burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Flemington.
Thomas A. O'Brien Sr.
Thomas A. O'Brien Sr., 76, formerly of Fairmont, died Thursday (June
25, 1998) at his home in Morgantown after a brief illness.
He was born March 23, 1922, in Heschersville, Pa., a son of the late
Francis Xavier and Julia Curran O'Brien.
He operated a statewide health insurance agency in West Virginia for
many years and resided in Morgantown since 1965.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jessie Bennett O'Brien; two
sons, John Patrick O'Brien of Morgantown and Thomas O'Brien Jr. of Homosassa
Springs, Fla.; one daughter, Nancy O'Brien of Glendale, Ariz.; one granddaughter,
Brandy O'Brien; one grandson, John W. Stanton; two great-granddaughters,
Heather and Brittanie Stanton; one brother, John O'Brien of Claymont, Del.;
three sisters, Ann Kozura of Pottsville, Pa., Alma Stramatis of Minersville,
Pa., and Kathleen Androschick of St. Clair, Pa.; and several nieces and
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Francis, James, Cyril
and Joseph O'Brien.
Cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home. The family
will receive friends at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, Sunday from
4-6 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at the St. Luke Roman Catholic Church
in Cheat Lake at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Fr. Jeremiah F. McSweeney
officiating. The family requests that donations be made in his memory to
Morgantown Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 4222, Morgantown, WV 26505.
Judith Ann Price
Judith Ann Price, 49, of Levels Community, Fairmont, died on Saturday
(June 27, 1998) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born in Fairmont on May 11, 1949, a daughter of Patricia Satterfield
Saurborn of Fairmont and the late Gene Saurborn.
She was a homemaker and mother. She was currently attending Computer
Tech in Fairmont. She was serving an internship with the West Virginia
University Health Sciences Center designing a web page when she became
ill. She belonged to several computer-related organizations and served
as a monitor for the Microsoft Network.
She was a member of the Levels United Methodist Church. She was a graduate
of Fairmont Senior High School and had attended Fairmont State College.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 27 years,
David Price; a daughter, Samantha Erin Price of Fairmont; a step-brother,
Terry Saurborn and his wife, Becky, of Fairmont; a sister-in-law, Judy
Saurborn of Morgantown; her husband's parents, Carl and Velma Price of
Chester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday
and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home,
209 Merchant St., Fairmont. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home with the Rev. Bert Coffman officiating. Burial will be at
the West Virginia National Cemetery.
Max H. Rauer Jr.
Max H. Rauer Jr., 82, of Monongah, died Friday (June 26, 1998) at Ruby
He was born March 23, 1916, in Fairmont, a son of the late Max H. and
Anna Ebach Rauer Sr.
He was a retired coal miner Bethlehem Mines Company.
His wife, Thelma Pauline Rauer, preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Brenda
Rauer of Inwood and Lanny and Sue of Amelia, Fla.; one brother, Herbert
Rauer of Monongah; one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Clyde Sypolt
of Farmington; six grandchildren; and two gret-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Willy and Elmer Rauer,
and two sisters, Gertrude Horne and Eva Rauer.
Friends may call at the Domico Funeral Home, Fairmont, from 5-9 p.m.
Sunday and from noon-2 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.
Monday in the funeral home. Burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery in
Beryl Cora Reed
Beryl Cora Reed, 65, of Nutter Fort, died Friday (June 26, 1998) at
the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
She was born June 18, 1933 in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Cecil
Reed and Oma B. Layfield Reed Crayton.
She was retired from the Fowler's Group Home Workshop and was active
in many activities at the Group Home.
She is survived by a brother, Charles Reed of Clarksburg; seven sisters,
Mary Gowans, Goldie Riffle, Sylvia Baker, Evelyn Gillis, Nancy Moore and
Dora Riffle, all of Meadowbrook, and Lydia Burrough, Jane Lew; several
nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will be
in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
Morgan Renee Shriver
Morgan Renee Shriver, infant daughter of Otto Patrick and Shelly Wood
Shriver of Shelbyville, Ind., formerly of Grafton, died Tuesday (June 23,
1998) in Shelbyville.
She was born April 10, 1998.
She is survived by maternal grandparents, Mike and Brenda Wood of Grafton;
paternal grandparents, Elizabeth Ann Shriver of Grafton, and Otto Thomas
and Linda Shriver of Fairmont; one sister, Ashleigh Dawn Shriver at home;
and several aunts and uncles.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Murphy Parks Funeral
Home in Shelbyville.
Paul Sturgeon, 76, of Terra Alta, died Thursday (June 25, 1998) at
He was born Nov. 29, 1921, in Mannington, a son of the late William
and Emma Gray Sturgeon.
He was a ware carrier for the Mannington Pottery.
He is survived by one brother, Orval Sturgeon of Terra Alta; two sisters,
Mary Villers of Waynesburg, Pa. and Hazel Gump of Hundred; and several
nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers
and one sister.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Browning Funeral Home in
Kingwood. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home
with Bill Kerns officiating. Burial will be in the Mannington Cemetery.
Kenneth Gale Taylor
Kenneth Gale Taylor, 82, of Fairmont, died Saturday (June 27, 1998)
at his home.
He was born Dec. 19, 1915 in Lumberport, the son of the late James
L. and Opal Beall Taylor.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a construction worker,
retired from the Walcon Corporation in Ecorse, Mich. He was a Protestant.
He is survived by one daughter, Gail Jokela of Macomb, Mich.; one son,
Michael L. Taylor of Howell, Mich.; one brother, Harold ŒBud' Taylor of
Fairmont; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Taylor, and a brother,
At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated and there
will be no funeral home visitation. Interment will follow in the West Virginia
National Cemetery in Grafton.
Arrangements are being handled by the Dent Funeral Home in Mannington.
Jesse Shannon Worthington
Jesse Shannon Worthington, 18, of Kingmont, died Saturday (June 27,
1998) at his residence.
He was born in Ironton, Ohio on Dec. 13, 1979, a son of George Curtis
Worthington of Kingmont and Connie Christian of Chesapeake, Ohio.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was a member of the Kingmont
United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Meagan Long
Worthington of Kingmont; one son, Jesse Curtis Worthington, of the home;
two brothers, George Curtis Worthington III of Norfolk, Va., and Christopher
Carl Worthington of Kingmont; one half-sister, Martha Christian of Chesapeake,
Ohio; and his in-laws, Randy and Darla Jean Hurst of Kingmont.
Friends will be received from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Monday at the Kingmont
United Methodist Church in Kingmont. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday
at the church with the Rev. Gary Steele officiating. Interment will be
at the Vincent Cemetery. Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.