Miscellaneous Marion County, West Virginia Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY


First Name:
Last Name:
Joe Barr
Joe Lynn Barr, 43, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Monday (July 3, 2000) at his residence.
He was born Aug. 13, 1956, in Weirton, the son of Murl and Jean Barr of Hundred, the late Patricia Higgins.
He served in the U. S. Navy and was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to his father and step-mother, he is survived by his wife, Robin Emery Barr, of Barnesville; two sons, Dennis Barr of Pennsylvania, and John Barr of Barnesville; a daughter, Melinda Barr of Barnesville; and a sister, Deanna Weber of Weirton.
Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Yost Cemetery near Hundred, with the Rev. Richard Ogden officiating. 

Janet Bodkin
Janet Lynn Melton Bodkin, 46, of Elkins, died at 10:12 p.m. Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at her residence, following a battle with cancer.
She was born Nov. 3, 1953, in Fairmont, the daughter of Elwood Lynn and Billie Von Hoskinson Melton of Fairmont.
She graduated from West Fairmont High School with honors and attended Bob Jones University. She graduated in 1975 from the Steubenville School of Nursing, Steubenville, Ohio. She was a registered nurse and worked for the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins prior to her retirement due to illness. She formerly worked for 23 years at West Virginia University Hospital ENT Clinic of Morgantown. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Chapel in Beverly.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 15 years, Carroll Lee Bodkin of Elkins, whom she married Nov. 20, 1985; a son, Shawn Adam Bodkin, at home; a step-son, Patrick Ian Bodkin and his wife, Melissa, of Elkins; a step-daughter, Heather Dawn Harris and her husband, Kevin, of Buckhannon; a brother, James Robert Melton of Four States; two sisters, Peggy Lee Melton of Worthington, and Robyn Sue LeBlond of Fairmont; two grandchildren, Trey and Athena Bodkin; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home, 120 First St., Elkins. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Hospice Care Corp., 629 North Avenue, Elkins, W. Va. 26241. 

Ruby Davis
Ruby Madeline Davis, 88, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Clarksburg and Orlando, Fla., died Monday, (July 3, 2000) in the St. Clair Nursing Center in Sacramento, following an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 22, 1911, in Gassaway, the daughter of the late Charles Llewellyn Starkey and Lavina Ann Boyce Starkey.
She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Clarksburg. She also was a member of the Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly for over 20 years and a member of Queen Esther Chapter No. 11, Order of the Eastern Star, Clarksburg. She was a nursing secretary for the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg for over 22 years before retiring in 1976.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Sylma Davis of Sacramento; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Charles Childress of Parkersburg; a sister, Alma Lee of Mannington; three brothers, Virgil Starkey of Fairmont, Nolan and Dwight Starkey, both of Morgantown; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Ohler Davis, on April 9, 1989; and a brother, Vance Starkey.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Darrell K. Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

Hazel Hall
Hazel Madelyn Hall, 81, of Hepzibah, died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday (July 4, 2000) in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.
She was born July 14, 1918, at Wallace, the daughter of the late Riley Russell and Victoria Vietta Bennett Moore.
She attended the Hepzibah Baptist Church and was a member of the Ivy Rebekah Lodge No. 112 of Adamston and a longtime member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Sherry) Exline of Erie, and Brenda Hall of Bridgeport; two grandchildren, Nancy and Thomas Kelly Exline, both of Hepzibah; and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Exline.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Roy Hall, June 9, 1991; three sisters; and four brothers.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Rodney J. Sandy officiating. Burial will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. 

Bill Jones
Bill David Jones, 73, of Route 2, Fairmont, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at his residence.
He was born Jan. 22, 1927, at Farmington, the son of the late Okey R. and Roxie B. Hess Jones.
He was retired from Consolidation Coal Company Loveridge Mine No. 22 at Fairview with 26 years of service. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 9909. He served with the U. S. Army in Korea. He enjoyed gardening and reading.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Virginia Catherine Toothman Jones of Fairmont; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lisa and David F. Lucas II of Grafton, Maronee Gail Jones of Fairmont, and Carol and Peter W. Damico of Fairmont; two grandsons, Adam F. Lucas and David E. Campbell; a brother, John L. Jones of Farmington; a sister, Louise H. Myers and husband Eugene of Farmington; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Launa Jones.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the Masters Funeral Home in Mannington. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery at Farmington with the Rev. Chris Mullett officiating. Flag folding services will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Charles Millan Post No. 40, American Legion Post, Mannington. 

Leni Keener
Leni Erika Keener, 59, of Hubbard, Ohio, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, of complications due to pneumonia.
She was born July 28, 1940, in Gut-Hurth, Germany, the daughter of Michael and Marie KipFmuller Gallo.
She came to the Ohio area in 1966 from Germany. She was a waitress at Town and Country Lounge in Hubbard for 20 years. She was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Church of God in Hubbard. She was a caregiver to elderly people in the area and enjoyed bingo, gardening and flowering.
She is survived by two sons, Larry and Robert Keener, both of Hubbard, Ohio; a sister, Irene Schmitt of Germany; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Kelley-Robb Funeral Home, 709 North Main Street, Hubbard, Ohio. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert McFarland officiating. Burial will follow in the Hubbard Union Cemetery. 

David Morasco
David Lee Morasco, 42, of Grafton, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at his mother's residence, after an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 20, 1958, the son of Rose Lee Morasco and the late Samuel Andrew Morasco.
He was a real estate agent and insurance agent, employed by Parrish-Morasco Insurance Agency of Grafton. He attended St. Augustine Grade School until it closed and was a graduate of Grafton High School. He attended West Virginia University. He was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Grafton.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date at St. Augustine Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Augustine Catholic Church at 17 W. Washington St., Grafton, W. Va. 26354, or Hospice Care Corp., 207 Latrobe St., Grafton, W. Va. 26354.
The Bartlett Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of arrangements. 

Edna Thomas
Edna Katherine Elizabeth Thomas, 76, of Smithtown, formerly of Mannington, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at her residence.
She was born June 27, 1924, at Curtisville, the daughter of the late Walter and Edna Cunningham Hawkins.
She was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church and the White Day Homemakers. She was also a member of the West Augusta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She lived in Mannington most of her life. At one time she worked for the 5 &10 Cent Store and Furbee's Lumber Mill, both of Mannington. Her last job was with the First Exchange Bank of Mannington.
She is survived by her husband of more than 40 years, Joe Thomas; one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Phyllis Hawkins of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Hawkins of Fairmont, and Mary Gail Hawkins of Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Duane Hawkins.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Dent Funeral Home in Mannington. There will be a committal service at 11 a.m. Friday at Mannington Memorial Park with the Rev. Tom Shepard officiating. There will be no visitation on Friday.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Pisgah United Methodist Church, c/o Tom Shepard, Smithtown Road, Morgantown, W. Va. 26508. 

John Toma
John Toma, 76, of Fairmont, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) in his home.
He was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late John and Anna Suration Toma.
He retired as a machinist from the General Foods Corp. 15 years ago and moved to Fairmont. He was also formerly a glass blower in Chicago. Fifty years ago he was the No.1-rated saxophone player in the city of Chicago. He enjoyed music, playing cards, reading, telling stories and fishing. He was formerly a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Martha Barker Toma; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Debbie Toma of Chicago; four grandchildren, Tim, Christine, Samantha and Mitchell Toma; and a sister-in-law, Jean Toma of Chicago.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Toma.
Friends may call from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Frey Home For Funerals, Fairmont. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home with the Rev. William Villers officiating. After the services, his body will be cremated. 

Dorothy Elliott
Dorothy Elizabeth May Elliott, 82, of Route 2, Fairmont, Monday (July 3, 2000) at Monongalia General Hospital.
She was born Feb. 4, 1918, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late James Okey and Alice Clarissa Grimm May.
She was a member of the Barrackville United Methodist Church in Barrackville, where she was a Sunday School teacher, chairperson for the Council of Ministries Board, secretary of the Administrative Council, and a church trustee. She retired from the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, where she worked as a legal secretary for 34 years. She was a graduate of East Fairmont High School and the West Virginia Business College. She was a former Girl Scout leader and past president of the Fairmont Women's Bowling Association.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Jean and John Samus of Crisfield, Md.; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard R. and Shelia Elliott of Fairmont; a brother, Nelson L. May of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Dessie L. Myers of Sun City West, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Jason Samus of Crisfield, Md., and Crystal Elliott of Fairmont.
She was preceded in death by her husband in Samuel Prentice Elliott, who died in 1996; a son, James L. Elliott; a brother, Marvin May.
Friends may call at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, from 3-9 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, the time of services, with the Rev. Wayland Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Morgantown. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Sobainia Soup Opera, 109 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont, W.Va. 26554. 

Carolina Harper
Carolina Frye Harper, 85, of Route 5, Pruntytown Community, Grafton, died Monday (July 3, 2000) at her home.
She was born March 15, 1915, in Sardis, Ohio, a daughter of the late Dr. John William and Eunice Moore Whitsett.
She was the former operator of the Tygart Roller Rink in Grafton and the Frye-Harper Roller Skate Manufacturing Co. in Grafton. She was a member of the Blueville Church of Christ in Grafton.
She is survived by one son, James Russell Frye of Pruntytown Community, Grafton; one grandson, Chris Frye of Baltimore; two sisters, Eunice Black of Fairmont, and Virginia Johns of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; and a stepson, Frank Harper of Mineral Wells.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Sampson Frye; her second husband, Samuel Clark Harper; a son, Melvin Lee Frye; a daughter, Nancy Frye; three brothers, Dr. Charles Whitsett, John T. Whitsett and James E. Whitsett; a granddaughter, Nancy Sue Frye; and a stepson, Joseph Harper.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown, with Evangelist Jeff Johnson officiating. Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. 

Bill David Jones
Bill David Jones, 73, of Route 2, Fairmont, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Masters Funeral Home in Mannington. 

George Myers
George Bruce Myers, 39, of Panama City, Fla., and formerly of Fairmont, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at his home.
He was born Dec. 17, 1961, in Fairmont, a son of the late George B. and Barbara Stiles Myers.
Growing up in Fairmont, he earned the degree of Eagle Scout from Troop No. 1 of the Diamond Street Church. He coached basketball at Barrackville and was also a referee. He was a member of the Diamond Temple United Methodist Church and later attended the Noah's Arc Church of Fairview. He moved to Florida and was employed by the Bay Medical Hospital in Panama City, where he attended the St. Andrew's Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by his wife, Melanie Hedges Myers of Panama City; a son, George William Myers of Panama City; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Pam) Poling of Grafton, and Mrs. Michael (Diane) Sypolt of Fairmont; and four nieces and nephews, Rickee and Heather Poling of Grafton, and Seth and Jessica Sypolt of Fairmont.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday at the St. Andrew's Assembly of God Church in Panama City, with the Rev. Jeff Scalf officiating. Interment will be in Panama City. The family requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Wilson Funeral Home in Panama City is in charge of arrangements. Obituary courtesy of Ford Funeral Home in Fairmont. 

Peter Palumbo
Peter T. Palumbo, 85, of Morrison Street, Westover, died Saturday (July 1, 2000) at Monongalia General Hospital.
He was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Masontown, a son of the late Tony and Rose Palumbo.
He was a member of the St. John University Parish. He was a graduate of Morgantown High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. As captain of the basketball team, he helped lead the squad to state finals. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years on the U.S.S. Lexington Aircraft Carrier. He volunteered to serve during World War II, but the federal government assigned him to work as a certified welder and shipbuilder in Baltimore.
He trained in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and later attended West Virginia University. In the 1950s, he owned and operated Palumbo's Service Station on Dunkard Avenue, Westover. As a certified pipe fitter, he was a member of the Local No. 152, where he was honored for more than 45 years of service. His hobbies included gardening, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary DeAntonis Palumbo; two daughters, Patricia and Barbara Palumbo; five sisters and one brother.
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today. A scripture wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Private family funeral services and burial will follow at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the St. John's University Parish, 1481 University Ave., Morgantown, W.Va. 26505; or to Christian Help Inc., 219 Walnut St., Morgantown, W.Va. 26505. 

Edna Thomas
Edna Catherine Thomas, 77, of Smithtown, near Fairmont, and formerly of Mannington, died Tuesday (July 4, 2000) at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at the Dent Funeral Home in Mannington. 

Lawrence Bainbridge
Lawrence Meade Bainbridge, 80, of Farmington, died Saturday (July 1, 2000).
He was born Jan. 13, 1920, in Farmington, the son of the late Wayne and Nelle Bainbridge.
He was a member and deacon of the Oakhurst Church of Christ, as well as a member of the Farm Bureau and a veteran of the U. S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed farming and was a retired maintenance foreman at Alcan Aluminum Corp. in Fairmont.
He is survived by his wife of more than 57 years, Olive M. Bland Bainbridge; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Carolyn Bainbridge of Fairmont; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Mike Shumate of McMurry, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Dona Bainbridge of Salisbury, Conn.; three grandchildren, Harry Michael Jr. and Matthew Kyle Bainbridge, and Michelle Shumate Vila; and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Max Gill of Fairmont.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Harry Michael Bainbridge; an infant daughter, Connie Jean Bainbridge; and a granddaughter, Temara Elaine Bainbridge.
Friends may call from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Dent Funeral Home in Farmington. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Oakhurst Church of Christ. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Evangelist Randy Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmington.
The American Flag will be presented to the family at the cemetery by members of the Charles Milan Post #40, Mannington. 

Mary Browning
Mary Browning, 89, of Monongah, died Sunday (July 2, 2000) at Covington Manor in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
She was born Jan. 18, 1911, in Monongah, the daughter of the late Mike and Dorthy Manojlovich Smolanovich.
She was a former employee of St. Barbara's Nursing Home in Monongah and a member of the Monongah Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Bill Woods of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and a son, Denver Woods of Arlington, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Melen Browning; and a sister, Josephine Urban.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Domico Funeral Home in Fairmont. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. David Huckins officiating. Burial will follow at the Turkish Cemetery in Monongah. 

Larry Carpenter and Nadine Carpenter
Larry Michael Carpenter and Nadine Efaw Carpenter, of Rt. 1, Lumberport, (Bennett's Run) died Saturday (July 1, 2000) in Montrose, S.D., as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Mr. Carpenter was born Dec. 20, 1950, in Clarksburg, the son of Ruby Stewart Carpenter of Nutter Fort, and the late Buddy Carpenter. Mrs. Carpenter was born Nov. 26, 1951, in Mannington, the daughter of the late Glen and Ruth Shuman Efaw. They were married Dec. 27, 1970.
Mr. Carpenter was a graduate of Lumberport High School, Class of 1969, and was a member of the Jones Run Independent Church. He was a former coal miner, having last worked at Consolidated Coal Company's Robinson Run #95 Mine. He was the operator of Carp's Service Center, where he serviced Gold Wing Motorcycles, and Carp's Blackpowder Shop. He was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, where he served as senior district educator; the WV Muzzleloaders Association, where he was a past chief; National Muzzleloaders Association; Honda Red Riders Club of America; Appalachian Rangers Muzzleloader Club, where he served as past range officer; and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
Mrs. Carpenter was a graduate of Mannington High School, Class of 1969, and a member of the Jones Run Independent Church. She was the owner of Carp's Service Center and Carp's Blackpowder Shop. She was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, where she was a co-senior district educator; the WV Muzzleloaders Association; National Muzzleloader Association; and the Appalachian Rangers Muzzleloader Club, where she served as treasurer.
They are survived by a son, Adam Carpenter of Bridgeport; and a daughter, Mrs. Ben (Cyndi) Jones of Mt. Clare. In addition to his mother, Mr. Carpenter is also survived by a brother, Craig Carpenter of Bennett's Run; and a sister, Roxie Williams of Shinnston. Mrs. Carpenter is also survived by a brother, Wayne Efaw of Mannington; and a sister, Mrs. Jimmy (Ethel) Snider of Jones Run. They have several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Jim McClain officiating. Burial will follow in the Lions Club Cemetery, Lumberport. 

Barbara Mayle
Barbara Jean Mayle, 52, of Grafton, died Monday (July 3, 2000) at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was born June 10, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Vartan Harasanian and Barbara Gardner Harasanian.
She was a homemaker and owner and operator of Tanners Alley, Grafton, and a Methodist by faith.
She is survived by her husband, Delmas Edward "Eddie" Mayle; four daughters, Mrs. Eric "Lisa" Trickett of Oak Grove Community, Mrs. Gerald "Renee Raikes of Grafton, Gloria Mayle of Fairmont, and Gina Maria Mayle, at home; a son, Edward Mario Mayle, at home; six grandchildren, Erika and Taylor Trickett, Justin and Derek Wright, and Kyle and Genna Raikes; a sister, Peggy Miracle of Grafton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Barrett Harasanian.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Maley, the Rev. Winfield Mayle, and the Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Burial will take place in the West Hill Cemetery. 

Lawrence Bainbridge
Lawrence M. Bainbridge, 80, of Farmington died Saturday (July 1, 2000).
Visitation will be at the Dent Funeral Home in Farmington, where visitation and funeral services are incomplete. 

Mary Browning
Mary Browning, 89, of Monongah died Sunday (July 2, 2000) in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Domico Funeral Home of Fairmont is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time. 

Loleta Phillips
Loleta "Jo" Phillips, 76, of Fairmont died Sunday (July 2, 2000) at the home of her daughter in Fairmont.
She was born Dec. 26, 1923 in Fairmont, a daughter of the late Lee and Grace Ryan Cornwell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Milford Phillips on Aug. 17, 1995.
She was a homemaker and a former employee of the Fairmont Westinghouse Corp. She was a member of the Marion County Senior Citizens Organization.
She is survived by: one son, Jeffrey L. Phillips of Fairmont; two daughters, Mrs. Gary "Judy" Pourbaix of Fairmont and Mary L. Arbogast and her close friend, George "Bernie" Nestor, both of Fairmont; 10 grandchildren, Kellie Lyn Loeffelbein, Kerri Kay Casto, Gary Wayne Pourbaix II, Christopher Michael Arbogast, Amber Lynn Phillips, Geoffrey Phillips, Brent Phillips, Joel Phillips, Levi Lambert and Teresa Cunningham; six great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Kae Pourbaix, Jillian Paige Loeffelbein, Kyler Wayne Loeffelbein, Zoe Grace Casto, Mariah Nicole Arbogast and Sierra Nicole Cunningham.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Roger Lee "Ricky" Phillips; four brothers, John, Robert, Vernon and Walter Cornwell; and one sister, Leora McNemar.
Friends may call from noon-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gerald E. Gray officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens. 

Julia Salfia
Julia A. Salfia, 89, of Route 1, Box 41G, Bridgeport, died Saturday (July 2, 2000) at United Hospital Center.
She was born in Mingo, Ohio, the daughter of the late Nemar Ayoob and Mary Herrick Ayoob. She made her home with her daughter, Mary Malone, and son-in-law, Angelo Malone.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Clarksburg.
She is survived by one son, James Salfia of Bridgeport; one daughter, Mary Salfia Malone of Bridgeport; one brother, Joseph Ayoob of Clarksburg; four sisters, Rose Herrick of Michigan, Mary Marsh of Roseville, Mich., Elizabeth Ayoob of Clarksburg and Thelma Boldyga of Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Robin Lopez, Derek Salfia, Greg Salfia and Mark Salfia; six great-grandchildren, Marissa, Alek and Patrick Salfia, Nicholas and Michael Lopez, and Mark Salfia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugenio Salfia in 1961; three brothers, Thomas, John and George; three sisters, Adela Herrick, Emily Poe and Ann Ayoob.
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday at Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Church with Father Tim Grassi officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery. 

Angeline Granett
Angeline Granett, 88, of Clarksburg, died Saturday (July 1, 2000) at a personal care home in Clarksburg.
She was born Sept. 29, 1911 in Harrison County, the daughter of the late Peter Stumpo and Catherine Congi Stumpo and a stepfather, Patsy Costa.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Clarksburg Womens Club, the Altar Rosary Society and St. James Catholic Church and Choir.
She is survived by: one son, Sam Granett of Austin, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. William (Bebe) Gonsorcik and Sondra Colombo, both of Clarksburg; one brother, Angelo Costa of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sisters, Lucy Alvarez of Clarksburg, Mary Jack of California and Rose Meatris of Steubenville, Ohio; six grandchildren, Angela, Jennifer and Vicky Gonsorcik, Amy Colombo, Mrs. Rudy (Sondra) Colombo and Beverly Colombo Spencer Granett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William B.G. Granett. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Carmen Stumpo; and one sister, Rose Ferrise.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg. A scriptural wake service will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Robert A. Perriello as celebrant. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery. 

Arthur Stewart
Arthur E. Stewart, 87, of Clarksburg died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at the Golden Circle Care Home in Stonewood after an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 8, 1912 in Clarksburg, the son of the late William and Susie Harris Stewart.
He had been retired from construction work. He belonged to the International Laborers Union 984. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by: two nephews, Michael Arnold of Memphis, Tenn., and Luther Cobbs; a great-niece and nephew, Michael Arnold Jr. and Rosalynne Arnold, both of Memphis; a stepson and daugter-in-law, Bobby and Barbara Dillard of Stonewood; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Ramona Woods and the Rev. Michael Arnold Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Stonewall Park Cemetery in Stonewood. Full military rites will be conducted by the VFW Post No. 573 and American Legion Post No. 13 Honor Guards. 

Phyllis Nay
Phyllis Vassar Nay, 87, of Shinnston, died Friday (June 30, 2000) at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 11, 1912, at Shinnston, the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Adelia Jones Vassar.
She graduated from Shinnston High School in 1932. She was employed by Dr. B.A. Starcher as a dental assistant for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Shinnston and the Shinnston Woman's Club.
She is survived by her husband, J. Edward Nay Sr., whom she married June 27, 1959; four step-children, John Edward Nay Jr. of Shinnston, Judith Ann Long of Mt. Holly, N.J., Linda Lou Kutsher of Annadale, Va., and Richard Dale Nay of Cleveland, Ohio; one niece, Doris E. McGinnis; a great-niece, Connie J. Sauro, both of Vienna; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Blake Vassar; and two sisters, Flora and Virginia Vassar.
Friends may call from noon-9 p.m. Sunday at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Karen Camden officiating. Burial will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. 

Donna Alonso
Donna Lee Alonso, 55, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 13, 1944, in Martinsburg, the daughter of the late Harry F. "Buck" Williams and Genevieve Wheat Williams Ferrell.
She was a 1962 graduate of Martinsburg High School where she was head majorette. She was also a 1963 graduate of West Virginia Beauty Culture. She was employed by the Taylor County Board of Education as a cook for the Taylor County Middle School. She was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Ladies Auxiliary, Clarksburg Lodge #52 and Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Clarksburg, Lodge #482. She was also a member of the Second EUB of Martinsburg.
She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Alonso, whom she married Aug. 9, 1964; two sons, Robert A. (Tony) Alonso II of Omaha, Neb., and Michael Todd Alonso and wife Christina of Flemington; a daughter Letitia (Tish) Alonso of Flemington; three grandchildren, Alexandria D. (Allie, Allura A. and Christian M. Alonso; her stepfather, James P. Ferrell of Annadale, Va.; her stepmother, Anna L. Barthlow of Martinsburg; and a sister-in-law, Patricia (Patty) Alonso of Bridgeport.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Kay Williams, who died in infancy.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Dr. Rev. Budd Friend-Jones and the Rev. Orville Wright officiating. A private burial will follow the service. 

Richard Brant, Jr.
Richard T. "Ted" Brant, Jr., 53, of Short Gap, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
He was born Sept. 4, 1946, in Cumberland, Md., the son of Richard T. Sr. and Lola N. Hartman Brant of Short Gap.
He was a 1964 graduate of Fort Ashby High School. He received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1972. He served in the U. S. Army Reserves. He was locally employed as a draftsman at the Kelly Springfield Tire Company. He was also employed as a plant engineer for Corning Glass in Blacksburg, Va.
He was active in commercial real estate development, completing historic and low income and elderly housing projects in many different regions. His most recent project was a complete historic renovation of the Hotel Morgan, a downtown Morgantown landmark.
His love of flying began with earning his multi-engine rated private pilot's license and evolved into ownership and operations of several airport service facilities providing aircraft maintenance and charter services. He had formerly served as co-chairman of Piedmont General Aviation Services, Winston-Salem, N. C. and was currently chairman and CEO of Aero Services International of Newtown, Pa.
He was also actively involved in the auto racing industry. He was president and CEO of Brant Motorsports of Morgantown and was the owner of the first West Virginia based race team to compete in the Indianapolis 500. A close friend and business associate of Richard Childress, he had been involved with Richard Childress Racing for a number of years, working on various projects in the NASCAR racing programs. His motorsports firm was active in various marketing activities and most recently had announced plans for the world's first fully enclosed indoor super speedway in Pittsburgh, Pa.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Kathryn A. "Kitty" Hudgins Brant; a son, Dr. Richard W. Brant and his wife, Jennifer L. Mesich-Brant of Morgantown; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy A. and Joseph Hall, and Cara N. and Tim Malone, all of Short Gap; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert E. and Rhonda Brant of Morgantown; a brother-in-law, W. Kent Hudgins and wife, Joyce A. of Petersburg; two sisters-in-law and their spouses, Connie J. and C. William Hall of Newark, Del., and M. Christine and James Blair of Washington Court House, Ohio; six nieces, R. April Brant, Leigh Ann Taylor, Kylie N. Malone, Carla Cuilik and husband Bill, Kimberly Yambor, and Kathleen Adkins and husband Kevin; five nephews, Robert E. Brant Jr., Alexander J. Hall, R. Eric Hudgins and wife Vicki, Brian K. Hall and wife Valerie, and Richard A. Hall and wife Jackie; many aunts, uncles and cousins; 11 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two nephews, Aaron Hudgins and Gregory M. Hall; mother and father-in-law, William E. and Kathryn A. Hudgins; maternal grandparents, Crowder and Rosa Nell Hartman; and paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Ethel Brant.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Scarpelli Funeral, P. A. in Cresaptown, Md. A Christian Wake Service will be conducted at 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Fort Ashby, W. Va., with Fr. James J. Chetock as celebrant. There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Franklin Mace, Gregory Mace, Bill Patterson, Leon Arnold, Scott Conley, David Liberatore, Danny Lawruk, Chris Cicconi, Kerry Fraas, George Armistead, Butch Buford, James R. Martin, Wayne Feaster, William Self, Wallace Whitacre, Air Corps appointee.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following charitable organizations: Race for Kids, (focusing on special needs for children, P. O. Box 8, Cherryville, N. C. 28021; Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, WV Chapter of JDF, 5509 Big Tyler Road #3, Cross Lanes, W.Va. 25313; Richard Rosenbaum Memorial Fund/WVU Foundation, (to benefit children with chronic respiratory disorders), P. O. Box 4533, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505; Children's Miracle Network/WVU Foundation (to benefit terminally ill children), P. O. Box 4533, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505; Interplast (WV), 165 Scott Ave., Suite 206, Morgantown, WVa. 26505. 

John Elza
John Elza, 76, of Wyatt, died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 13, 1923, at Thornwood, the son of the late Oliver Y. and Martha A. Lambert Elza.
He was a foreman for Consolidation Coal Company's Williams Mine and later at Blacksville No. 1 Mine. He retired with 40 years in the mining industry. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater. He saw action in Guadalcanal, American Samoa, and participated in the initial landing and ensuing battles at Bougainville, and the British Solomon Islands until being wounded in action. He received notoriety in November of 1943, after stowing away on a sea transport bound for battle. He volunteered for action after the ship was under way. His story was featured in Stars and Stripes and local newspapers for his heroism in battle. After his retirement from the mines, he enjoyed his garden.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Belle Hayes Elza, whom he married Dec. 8, 1953; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Junior and Pam Elza of Wyatt; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three children from a previous marriage, a son, Johnny Elza of Wyatt, and two daughters, Joanne Ferriter of Montana, and Patty Matheny of Wyatt; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Jane Elza and Carol Jean Elza Fleece; three brothers; and eight sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Chad Hutson officiating. Burial will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. 

Mary Janes
Mary L. Janes, 96, of Fairmont, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) in Fairmont.
She was born Feb. 25, 1904, in Benton's Ferry Community (Marion County), the daughter of the late Lewis A. and Dessie Brand Linn.
She retired as an active full-time elementary school teacher in Marion County in 1966 with 50 years of service. She had formerly taught at White Hall, Pleasant Valley, and Butcher Elementary Schools. She was a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the U.M. Women and a member at large of the administrative council. In 1997, she was honored by receiving the Outstanding West Virginia Achievement Award which was presented by the Go-Cat Organization for over 50 years of service to the Marion County Board of Education, presented by the Hon. Gov. Cecil Underwood. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Homemakers Club, the Marion County Retired Teachers Association and the West Virginia Education Association.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and John Wood of Granada Hills, Calif.; three grandchildren, Brian, Chad, and Eric Wood; eight great-grandchildren, Jessie, Cassidy, Clayton, Hannah, Haley, Emma, Fair Rebecca, and Tiffany Wood; two nieces, Emily Nichols and Marian Harbert, both of Fairmont; and several cousins, nieces and nephews from out-of-state.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Paul Janes on Nov. 11, 1963; four sisters; and four brothers.
Friends may call from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. She will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. James Norton and the Rev. Elizabeth Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Morgantown. 

Minnie Laisure
Minnie Agnes Laisure, 96, of Grafton, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at the Rosewood Health Care Center, Grafton.
She was born Oct. 1, 1903, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Wyatt Gregory and Minnie Sines Gregory.
She was a housewife and member of the First Baptist Church of Grafton.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Elizabeth) Hammond of Bridgeport, and Mrs. John (Carolyn) Gank of Silver Springs, Md.; a brother, Roy Gregory of Buckhannon; a sister, Carrie Tuning of Valley Bend; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Karl Webb Grow on May 31, 1953; her second husband, Henry Morton Laisure on May 1, 1990; five brothers and five sisters.
Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel of Bluemont Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas P. Horne officiating. 

Lawrence Mayle
Lawrence W. Mayle, 40, of Warren, Mich., died Wednesday (June 28, 2000) at St. John's Macomb Hospital in Warren.
He was born Sept. 19, 1959, in Highland Park, Mich., the son of Lincoln and Arlene Mayle of Warren.
He was formerly a truck driver and construction worker.
In addition to his parents, he is also survived by two sons, Christopher and Ryan Mayle; and four sisters, Tammy Mayle, Mrs. Jeanetta (Kenneth) Perko, Lois Mayle and Mrs. Robin (Dwayne) Perry.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, U.S. Route 50 West, Grafton. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. David E. Maley officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery, Barbour County 

Mavis Tinder
Mavis M. Tinder, 83, of Fairmont, died Thursday (June 29, 2000) at her residence.
She was born June 26, 1917, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Hugh and Lola Cutright Hinkle.
She was a homemaker and former waitress at the Palace Restaurant, G.C. Murphy Co., the Fairmont Grill, Hill's Department Store and Village Dairy.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Willard Tinder; a daughter, Patricia L. Tinder of Fairmont; two brothers, Edsel Ford Hinkle of Pennsylvania, and Glenn Hinkle of Florida; three sisters, Sharon White of Michigan, Rosemary "Junie" Golden and Eleanor Joann Hall, both of Morgantown; and two sisters-in-law, Theda Hollen of Nutter Fort, and Ruth Folio of Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Hinkle, and two sisters, Jean Radcliff and Helen Harmer.
Friends may call from noon-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Rd., Fairmont. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. James Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens.


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY