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George Anderson
George Young Anderson III, 53, of Morgantown, died Friday (Nov. 27, 1998) at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 16, 1945 in Charleston, a son of the late George Young II and Thelma Oliver Anderson.
He was presently an employee with the Morgantown Beauty College in Morgantown.
He is survived by two sisters, Sukarol Baroni and Alice Kelley, both of Charleston; one niece, Kari Smolder of Charleston; and two nephews, Bill Kelley III of Virginia Beach, Va., and Guy Baroni of Fairmont.
Cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home. Private Family services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. 

Charles Foley Sr.
Charles W. Foley Sr., 61, of Grafton, died Wednesday (Nov. 30, 1998) at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born March 12, 1937 in Grafton, a son of Ruby Swisher Foley Gilbert of Grafton and the late Gregory Foley.
He was formerly employed by Kalo Motors, Toothman Ford Satles, The WV Industrial School for boys and was most recently self employed. He was a beloved husband, father, son, grandfather and uncle to his family and a dear friend to others and will be kept in their hearts and memories forever. He was a protestant and a Christian.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rosa Marie Peters Foley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles W. and Tammy Mason Foley Jr. of Grafton, and Brian and Julia Knight Foley of Bridgeport; three grandchildren, Andrea, Charles "Chazz", and Matthew Foley; three godchildren, Kelley Larew, Danna Foley and Mickey Foley, all of Grafton; three brothers, Gregory "Danny", Thomas "Mick" and Timothy Foley, all of Grafton; one sister, Mary Jo Vance of Grafton; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 adn 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, US Route 50 West, Grafton. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Donald F. Ford officiating. Burial will be held at the Woodsdale Memorial Park. 

Delores Klein
Delores Jean Hinerman Klein, 69, of Venetia, Penn., formerly of Monongah, died Tuesday (Nov. 24, 1998) at her residence.
She was born Feb. 6, 1929 in Fairmont, a daughter of the late William and Evelyn Scritchfield Hinerman.
She was a homemaker and a mother. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Debra Jane, Patricia Ann, Cathy, and Linda Jean; one son, Robert; one sister, Florence Jane Blocker of Fairmont; one brother, Donald Hinerman of Bethel Park, Penn.; and seven grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Klein.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Priatt and Barnhill Funeral Home in Venetia, Penn., with the Rev. Edward R. Gray officiating. Obituary courtesy of Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home. 

Patricia Newhouse
Patricia "Pat" Kay Newhouse, 53, died Sunday (Nov. 29, 1998) at the Riverside Walter Reed Hospital.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Fawcett of Grafton.
She was a native of Grafton. She had lived in Gloucester, Va. for 26 years. She was a member of the Apostles Lutheran Church in Gloucester. She was a thoughtful and generous person who will be missed dearly by her friends and family.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Michael E. Newhouse; three sons, Michael Paul Newhouse of Blacksburg, Charles David Newhouse of Portsmouth, and Christopher Allen Newhouse at home.
Friends may call from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the Andrews Funeral Home, 7192 Main Street, Gloucester. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Schaffer and the Rev. Don Reid officiating. Burial will be in the Windsor Garden in Dutton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 1417, Gloucester, Va. 23061. 

James Cross
James "Jimbo" Arthur Cross, 58, of Fairmont, died on Saturday (Nov. 28, 1998) at Fairmont General Hospital.
He was born Oct. 27, 1940 in Marion County, the son of the late Austin Bert and Minnie Elizabeth Hall Cross.
He was a cook at several restaurants in the Fairmont area including Three Ways Inn for 21 years. A Protestant by faith, he was a loving husband and father.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joyce Estella Costello Cross; one daughter, Carol Sue Cross of Millersville; one brother, Leonard L. "Buddy" Cross of Fairmont; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Rose M. Williams, and Carolyn A. White and James Skarzenski, all of Colfax, and Ruth E. "Sis" and James "Butch" Moore of Fairmont; one sister-in-law, Olive Cross of Dubblin, Ga.; two aunts, Lillian Tichenor of Butler, Pa. and Pamarina Hall of Apollo, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son in infancy; four brothers; Cecil C. "Sonny" Cross, John H. "Jack" Cross, William A. "Bill" Cross and Robert A. Cross; and three sisters, Sarah J. Cross, Ruby E. Cross and Eva M. Cross.
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Deron Fourman officiating. Burial will follow at Clermont Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Sharing and Caring Cancer Support Group, RR No. 5, Box 65, Fairmont, W.Va. 26554. 

Charlotte Park
Charlotte Jane Park, 84, of Melbourne, Fla. and formerly of the Burton and Littleton area, died Saturday (Nov. 28, 1998) in the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
She was born June 14, 1914 at Pine Bank, Pa., the daughter of the late Oscar Richard and Ova Violet Roberts Smith.
She was a retired interior decorator in the Charleston area. She was a Protestant by faith.
She is survived by her husband, Noris C. Park of Melbourne; three daughters, Jean McVickers Coleman of Pinch, Barbara Lynn Park Roberts of Wilton, Conn. and Shari Lane Park-Gates of Statesboro, Ga.; three brothers, Fred Smith of Export, Pa., John Smith of New Martinsville and Oscar Richard Smith of Wretham, Mass.; five sisters, Betty Duncan of Jacobsburg, Ohio, Mildred Courtright of Delmont, Pa., Margaret Lemasters of Newark, Ohio, Kathryn Crow of New Martinsville and Jean Johnson of Hannibal, Ohio; and 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Tennant Funeral Home in Hundred. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ben Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethany Cemetery. 

Gary L. Bartley
Gary Lee Bartley, 44, of 138 Sunny Acres Drive, Elizabeth City, N.C., died at Albermarle Hospital Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998) while visiting with his parents.
He was born in Marion County, a son of James Lambert and Eleanor Stanley Bartley of Elizabeth City.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, James and Vickie Bartley of Kitty Hawk, N.C.
No services are planned at this time. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

William Brown
William Jameison Brown, 82, of Fairmont, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at the Wishing Well Health Center.
He was born June 5, 1916 in Fairmont, a son of the late Lawrence R. and Jessie Jamison Brown.
He retired with 38 years of service as an engineer with Owens Illinois of Fairmont. He graduated in 1940 from West Virginia University with a mechanical engineering degree.
He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Fairmont and the Fairmont Field Club.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Choens Brown, and a son, David Jameison Brown of Lisle, N.Y.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Janet Sturgis officiating. The Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Catherine Park
Catherine J. Park, 84, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Pinch, died Saturday (Nov. 28, 1998) in the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
She was born June 14, 1914 at Pine Bank, Pa., a daughter of the late Oscar Richard and Ova Violet Roberts Smith.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Noris C. Park of Melbourne; three daughters, Jean McVickers Coleman of Pinch, Barbara Lynn Park Roberts of Wilton, Conn., and Shari Lane Park-Gates, Statesboro, Calif.; three brothers, Fred Smith of Marmet, Pa., John Smith of New Martinsville, and Oscar Richard Smith of Wretham, Mass.; five sisters, Betty Duncan of Jacobsburg, Ohio, Mildred Courtright of Eanon Valley, Pa., Margaret Lemasters of Newark, Ohio, Catherine Crow of New Martinsville and Jean Johnson of Powhatan Point, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Tennant Funeral Home in Hundred. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bethany United Methodist Church with Pastor Ben Williamson officiating. Burial will be at the Bethany Cemetery. 

Glenford Robinson
Glenford Chester Robinson, 89, of Worthington, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at his home.
He was born Sept. 9, 1909 at Cairo, a son of the late James Spencer Robinson and Isa Delores Hess Robinson Tucker.
He was a coal miner, having retired from Consolidation Coal Co., Williams Mines. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Pulse Robinson, whom he married Oct. 9, 1942. Also surviving are: four sons, Spencer Robinson of Springfield, Va., Harry Robinson of Cleveland, Ohio, and Leslie Robinson and Chester Robinson, both of Worthington; four daughters, Mrs. Donald (LaRayne) Lafferty of Mannington, Mrs. Donald (Diana) Ashcraft of Fairview, Mrs. James (Bertha) Holcomb of Worthington and Mrs. David (Ondelea) Smith of Hinton; one sister, Trecia "Pete" Tucker of Pine Bluff; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his step-father, Howard Rucker; one daughter, Anna Tulanowski; one brother, Forest Robinson; and three sisters, Goldie Robinson, Madeline Rucker and Wenetta Luke.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Fairmont. The Dorsey Funeral Home of Shinnston is in charge of arrangements. 

Milton Taylor
Milton A. Taylor, 75, of Hundred, died Friday (Nov. 27, 1998) at his home.
He was born June 20, 1923 at St. Cloud near Hundred, a son of the late Clarence A. "Pete" and Doris May Pethtel Taylor.
He was a retired truck driver and a former employee of the Ohio Rubber Company in Willoughby, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Earl Kiger American Legion Post No. 120 of Hundred and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4793, Waynesburg, Pa.
He enjoyed camping and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife, Veronica Sue Taylor of Hundred. Also surviving are: one son, Jimmy Taylor of Warren, Ohio; a sister, Inez Stockdale of Painesville, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Heather and Matthew Taylor.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lee Taylor; a daughter, Glenda Ann Taylor; two brothers, Eugene and Bob Taylor; and one sister, Kate Wilson.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Tennant Funeral Home, Hundred. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Brower officiating. Burial will be at Centennial Cemetery near Aleppo, Pa. Full military services will be conducted at graveside. 

Hugh Conaway
Hugh R. Conaway, 88, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Fairmont, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) in Psalm Garden Nursing Home, Sun City Center.
He was born Aug. 17, 1910 in Enterprise, a son of the late Robert and Belle Walker Conaway.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline M. Cline Conaway.
He was a Protestant. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He retired as a shipping clerk from Consolidated Coal Co. He was an avid bowler in the Consolidated Coal and Senior Citizens leagues.
He also was an avid golfer at Apple Valley Country Club and Tygart Lake Country Club.
He is survived by: one son, Robert R. Conaway of Sun City Center, Fla.; two daughters, Mary Lou Nelson of Beckley, and Charlotte Hoult of Weirton; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Irene Rowand, Lillian Johnson and Violet Martin.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday at Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Robinson officiating. Burial will be at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston. 

Charles C. Doshen
Charles C. Doshen, 80, of Idamay, died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1998) at his home.
He was born Aug. 12, 1918 in Farmington, the son of the late Joseph Gay and Barbara (Vargo) Doshen.
He was retired from the Joanne Coal Company in Rachel. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by: a son, Tom Doshen of North Carolina; three grandsons, Todd, Tommy and Josh Doshen; one granddaughter; two sisters, Catherine Locke of Katy, and Mrs. Bill (Helen) Fluharty of Mannington; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Chuck and Mick Doshen; three brothers, Joe Doshen Jr., Frank Doshen, and a twin brother, John Doshen; and three sisters, Ann Raad, Mary Orr and Rose Suplita.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today and from noon-1 p.m. Sunday at the Dent Funeral Home, Mannington. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Kerry Nance officiating. Burial will be at the Mannington Memorial Park. At the request of the deceased, the casket will remain closed during visitation. Pallbearers will be: Frank and Danny Doshen, Bob Fluharty, Jack Cunningham, Jesse Garcia and Mike Napalo. Bill Fluharty will be an honorary pallbearer. The Marion County Military Veterans Council will conduct a military flag-folding ceremony at grave side. 

Phyllis Efaw
Phyllis Irene Efaw, 67, of Cameron, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at her home.
She was born May 28, 1931 in Mannington, a daughter of the late Joseph Warren and Virginia Ellen Jones Stull.
She was a homemaker. She had previously worked at Anderson Nursing Home in Cameron.
She is survived by: two daughters, Loretta Ward of Alliance, Ohio, and Elizabeth Ann Lewis of Cameron; one son, Donald Efaw Jr. of Cameron; five brothers, Wayne Stull of Amsterdam, Ohio, Dallas Stull of Cameron, Harold "Bud" Stull of East Liverpool, Ohio, Dennis Stull and David Stull, both of Cameron; two sisters, Norma Stout of Cameron and Laura Mann of Cape Coral, Fla.; five grandchildren; one step-grandchild; four great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Rosalee Efaw; and three brothers, Roy, Kenneth and Robert Stull.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Burial will be at the Fluharty Cemetery, Plum Run. 

Mary Hanley
Mary C. Hanley, 91, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Fairmont, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at her home.
She was a bank officer. She moved to Phoenix in 1967.
She is survived by: a sister, Theresa Barrett; a brother, George Hanley; and several nieces and nephews.
Services have been held. Burial was at St. Francis Cemetery in Phoenix. Arrangements were by Whitney & Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, Ariz., 85018. 

Norma Harvey
Norma Lou Harvey, 65, of Fairmont, died Thursday (Nov.26, 1998) at her home.
She was born Jan. 14, 1933 in Barrackville, a daughter of the late Watson Lewis Johnson and Bessie Ruth Hall Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, William D. Harvey, of Fairmont.
She was a former employee of the Owens-Illinois Glass Plant in Fairmont. She also was retired from the business department at Fairmont General Hospital.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking and quilting.
She attended the Light of Life World Outreach Center in Fairmont.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, William J. and Stacey C. Harvey of Fairmont; two daughters, Sharon K. Mallow of Fairmont and Ronda L. Harvey of Charleston; two brothers, James L. Johnson of Richmond, Va., and Jerry R. Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Diane Dunn of Akron, Ohio, and Ruth Brandimarte of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jamie Mallow and Jill Mallow, both of Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Lee Wasarovich.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and noon-9 p.m. Sunday and noon-1 p.m. Monday at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Light of Life World Outreach Center, 600 The Drive, Fairmont, W.Va., 26554. 

Bryan Lambert II
Bryan Keith Thomas Lambert II, 12, of Star City, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at his home.
He was born Sept. 18, 1986 in Morgantown, a son of Bryan K. and Paula Arnett Lambert.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by: two brothers, Nathan and Nicholas Lambert; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Betty Arnett of Morgantown; paternal grandfather Thomas Lambert of Morgantown and paternal grandmother Maryann Lambert of Schiller Park, Ill.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the William McCulla Funeral Home, Westover. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Junior Koon officiating. Burial will be at Arnettsville Cemetery. 

John White
John Ralph White, 45, of Morgantown, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at his home.
He was born Oct. 23, 1953 in Waynesburg, Pa., the son of John Oliver White of Glen Allen, Va., and Shirley Harker White Cantler of Port Deposit, Md.
He was a Baptist. He was a construction worker.
He is survived by: one daughter, Tori B. White of Havre de Grace, Md.; two brothers, George Robert White of Alabama, and Allen Lynn White of Charleston, Md.; one sister, Brenda White Smith of Morgantown; and two nieces, Stacy Lynn and Katrina Marie White.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Randall Lee White, and one step-brother, John Oliver White Jr.
There will be no funeral home visitation. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Oak Forest Cemetery near Hundred with Evangelist Steve Stevens officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brenda Smith, 721 Independence Hill Village, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505. Arrangements by the Hunt Funeral Home, Hundred, W.Va. 

Hugh Conaway
Hugh R. Conaway, 88, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Fairmont, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) in Psalm Garden Nursing Home in Sun City Center.
He was born Aug. 10, 1910 in Enterprise, a son of the late Robert and Belle Walker Conaway.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline M. Cline Conaway.
Funeral arrangements, which are in charge of Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, are incomplete. 

Neva Graziani
Neva D. Graziani, 68, of Fairmont, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at Wishing Well Health Center in Fairmont.
She was born Aug. 5, 1930 in Fairmont, a daughter of Albert L. Lane and the Safrona J. (Butcher) Lane.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Graziani, who died Oct. 5, 1985.
She was a member of the new St. Peter the Fisherman parish and the former St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a former member of Handicapped Adult Children. She belonged to the Cancer Support Group Society at Fairmont General Hospital.
She also was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 17 and American Legion Salon No. 192.
She is survived by her son, Frank David Graziani II of Fairmont, and several nieces and a nephew.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth J. Lane.
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at the Domico Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with Fr. Stan Tuchalski officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Fairmont. 

Julia Domico
Julia Matro Domico, 90, of Edgemere, Md., formerly of Monongah, died Tuesday (Nov. 3, 1998).
She was born May 10, 1908 in Pennsyvania, a daughter of the late Peter and Tanka Profetta Matro.
She worked at Rhum Manufacturing Co. during World War II. She was a homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved animals and flowers.
She was a longtime member of St. Luke's Catholic Church.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Angelo and Julia Domico of Edgemere; four sisters, Mary Szymansky of West Milford, N.J., Anna Priester of Fairmont, Katherine Hutson of Port Charlette, Fla., Stella Matro of Monongah; two brothers, John Matro of Warren, Mich., and Theodore Matro of Edgemere; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony "Tony" Domico, who died in 1994; one daughter, Mary Ann Cahoon, who died in 1989; one grandson, Donald Vance in 1991; and two brothers, George and Paul Matro.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Nov. 6 at the St. Luke's Catholic Church. Burial was held at Saved Heart of Mary Cemetery in Edgemere. 

Wilma Ford
Wilma Mildred Ford, 83, of Fairmont, died Tuesday (Nov. 24, 1998) at the Boca Community Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla.
She was born April 2, 1915 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a daughter of the late Jacob and Nettie Lewis Emrick.
She was a member of the Diamond Temple United Methodist Church of Fairmont, and was a 50 year member of the United Methodist Women, Miriam-Rebek Circle. She was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and obtained an education degree from Fairmont State College.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Chapter 34 of Fairmont, the Ladies of the White Shrine and the WV Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of the Mt. Vernon Garden Club, the Fairmont Field Club and several local bridge clubs.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Delbert "Butch" Phillips of Fairmont, and JoAnna and Jim White of Atlanta, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph F. "Bud" and Karen F. Ford III of Fairmont; grandchildren, John Joseph and Mariana Strother III of Kennesaw, Ga., Julie Jo and Rick Kline of Jupiter, Fla., Jill Francine Ford of Morgantown, Susan LeAnn and Steve Swiger of Fairmont, and Lauren Lee Ford and Molly Lynne Ford, both of Fairmont; one great-grandson, Sam A. Swiger of Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Francis Ford II, who died in 1980.
Friends may call from 1-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. She will lie in state from 10-11 p.m. Saturday at the Diamond Temple United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church, with the Rev. Peggy Scharff officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery and Mausoleum in Fairmont. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diamond Temple United Methodist Church, 301 Diamond St., Fairmont, W.Va. 26554 or the Fairmont State College Foundation, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont, W.Va., 26554. 

Leona Poling
Leona Beryl Poling, 69, of Grafton, died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1998) at the home of her daughter.
She was the owner and operator of the Grafton Variety Store. She was a member of the Ladies Aux. V.F.W. memorial City Post No. 3091 of Grafton. She was a protestant.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and David Johnson of Grafton, whom she made her home with; two sons and daughters-in-law, Isaac D. "Butch" and Ruth Ellen Poling and David Michael and Louiza Poling, all of Grafton; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Dow "Ike" Poling, who died Nov. 3, 1994.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m.-noon Friday at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, US Route 50 West of Grafton. Services will be held at noon Friday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Arnold L. McIntosh officiating. Burial will be at the West Virginia National Cemetery. 

Hailiegh Taylor
Hailiegh Erie Taylor, 1 month, of Bourbonnais, Ill., died Tuesday (Nov. 24, 1998) at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
She was born Oct. 10, 1998 at Kankakee, Ill., a daughter of Dennis Howard and Courtney Beth McGinnis Taylor.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Carl and Carol McGinnis of Fairmont; her paternal grandparents, Howard and Christl Taylor of Clarksburg; and several aunts and uncles.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Taylor Family Farm on Dudley Fork in Mannington, with the Rev. William Davis officiating. The Masters Funeral Home in Mannington is in charge of arrangements. 

Wilma Ford
Wilma Mildred Ford, 83, of Fairmont and Hillsboro Beach, Fla., died Tuesday (Nov. 24, 1998) after a brief illness.
Her body will be returned to the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia Street.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. 

Margaret Howvalt
Margaret B. Howvalt, 71, of Rivesville, died Monday (Nov. 23, 1998) at Fairmont General Hospital.
She was born March 22, 1927 in Marion County, a daughter of the late Samuel Bennett and Jenny Verbonick Berdovich.
She was a Catholic. She was employed by Westinghouse Corp. formerly of Fairmont. She later was self-employed as a house cleaner.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and James Wright Sr. of Rivesville; three brothers, Nick Bennett of Wellington, Ohio, Joseph Bennett of Tucson, Ariz. and Steve Berdovich of Saganaw, Mich.; three sisters, Katherine Molnar of Mars, Pa., Helen Clark of Ashland, Ohio and Anna Budy of Saganaw; one grandson, James Wright Jr. of Rivesville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Howvalt, who died in 1985; one son, Albert "Buck" Howvalt Jr.; and one brother, Peter Paul Berdovich Jr.
At the request of the deceased, the body has been cremated. A private family graveside committal will follow at a later date. 

Beckley Robey
Beckley Smith Robey, 59, of Worthington, died Saturday (Nov. 21, 1998) at his residence.
He was born April 4, 1939 in Enterprise, a son of the late Wellman and Elizabeth Bice Robey.
He was retired from Helmick Corporation as a machinist. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, and a 32nd degree Mason with membership in St. John Lodge No. 24 AF and AM, where he was a Past Master and Past Secretary.
He is survived by his wife, Sharron K. Robey; two daughters, Verna Robey of Shinnston and Adrienne Robey of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Nola Robey of Bingamon; and one niece, Courtney Robey, also of Bingamon.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Ann's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Karl Wohinc officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, W.Va. 26302-1680. The Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston is in charge of arrangements. 

Mabel Sawyer
Mabel Genevieve Sawyer, 84, of Mannington, died Tuesday (Nov. 24, 1998) at her residence.
She was born Oct. 26, 1914 at Haddix Run, a daughter of the late George R. and Hazel M. Spencer Hoy.
She was a member of the Joe's Run Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by one son and his fiance, Jerry Sawyer and Caroline Higgins; one grandson, Ted Sawyer; and one brother, Robert Hoy, all of Mannington.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George "Ted" Sawyer, who died Sept. 1, 1986; and three brothers, Gene, Edward and Glenn Hoy.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Masters Funeral Home in Mannington. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with the Evangelist Ron Allen officiating. Burial will follow at the Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Helen Summers
Helen Hood Summers, 80, of Anderson, S.C., formerly of Fairmont, died Saturday (Nov. 21, 1998) at her residence.
She attended Hood College, in Frederick, Md., and was a 1940 graduate of West Virginia University. She served her country during World War II as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, and she performed social work until 1970. More recently, she acted as a volunteer for the Marion County Library.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Paul C. Summers; two sons, Mark A. Summers of Jacksonville, Fla. and Timothy P. Summers of Anderson; a sister, Marjorie H. Jones of Fairmont; and two grandsons, Andrew T. and Christopher P. Summers of Anderson. 

Blanche VanGilder
Blanche Goodwin VanGilder, 100, of Fairmont, died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998) at the Wishing Well Manor.
She was born Dec. 26, 1897 in Marion county, a daughter of the late William and Myrtle Martin Goodwin.
She was a homemaker and a mother. She had been a devoted member of the Nain Free Methodist Church at Goose Creek in Marion County. She served as Secretary and Treasurer for the Nain Sunday School for many years, until it closed. She then attended the Samirara Free Methodist Church. Friends and family will remember her for her cooking and canning.
She is survived by one daughter, Virginia Biddle of Fairmont; two grandchildren, Eugene Biddle and his wife Ginger of Bunner Ridge and Joann Lucas and her husband Ray of Fairmont; three great-grandchidren, Denise Irons and her husband Danny, and Tabitha and Joshua Biddle; one great-great-grandson, Michael Trai Irons; one sister-in-law, Inez Goodwin of Wellsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Sam VanGilder, who died June 2, 1992; her son-in-law, Howard Biddle; four brothers, Russell, Brooks, Walter, and Charles Goodwin; and two sisters, Hazel and Sylvia Cheuvront.
Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont. Services will be at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow at the Nuzum Cemetery.


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