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Ulah Ammons
Ulah Leone Wetzel Ammons, 81, of Mannington, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at her residence.
She was born Aug. 7, 1919, at Flat Run Community, the daughter of the late David Emery "Jack" and Effie Pearl Fluharty Wetzel.
She worked as a public health nurse in Mannington for several years. She was a member of the Mannington Women's Club.
She was Protestant by faith. She was a longtime tour guide of the W. Va. Traveler's Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jean Ammons Cyphers of Fairmont; two grandchildren and spouses, Amy Fawn and Rev. Douglas W. Comin, and Franklin Gary and Linda Kay Cyphers; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Marvin and Barbara Wetzel of Denver, Colo., and David Emery and Rita Wetzel of Mannington; several nieces and nephews; one daughter-in-law, Sara Jane Ammons of Vienna; and three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Jacob Comin, Karisa Riley, and Jackie Goodwin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Ammons; a son, Bruce Dale Ammons; and six brothers, Percy L., H. Jerl, Joseph, Paul, Newton, and Warren Quay Wetzel.
Friends may call from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Masters Funeral Home in Mannington. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Brower officiating. Burial will follow in the Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison County Hospice. 

Thelma Brinegar
Thelma Lucille Brinegar, 81, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Mannington, died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Newburg, the daughter of the late Albert and Emma Rose Bolyard McGill
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mannington and attended First United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. She was active with Philathea Sunday School Class and sang in the choir at First Baptist in Mannington.
She attended University High School in Morgantown. During the mid-1950s she worked at Colshire Manufacturing Company in Morgantown and later was a seamstress with The Fashion Shop in Mannington.
She was a member and past president of the Mannington Democratic Club and was a member of the Augusta Historical Society in Mannington. She was active in Senior Life Services both in Berkeley Springs and Mannington. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda B. Martin of Berkeley Springs; three sons, James F. Brinegar of Martinsburg, Eugene B. Brinegar Jr. of Greenbackville, Va., and Vernon W. Brinegar of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Mabel McGill of Berkeley Springs; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Blair Brinegar Sr. on Feb. 16, 1989, whom she married May 5, 1939; three sisters, Agnes A. Roth, Flossie M. Varner, and Shirley C. Warren; and three brothers, Leo W. McGill, Percy McGill, and Roscoe McGill.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. The funeral home will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today for the convenience of friends. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Andrew Cooney officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Lawnwood Cemetery in Morgantown. 

Bruce Burnett
Bruce W. Burnett, 45, of Bellview, Fla., formerly of Shinnston, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) as a result of an auto-pedestrian accident.
He was born March 10, 1956, at Clarksburg, the son of Edith Pennington Burnett of Shinnston, and the late Frank Burnett Jr.
He graduated from Shinnston High School in 1974. He worked as a construction worker in Florida for the last 11 years.
He enjoyed motorcycles and playing bocci on teams in Shinnston. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinnston.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sisters, Beverly Witz of Granite Bay, Calif., Becky Carr of Manassas, Va., and Lizabeth Fetty of Springfield, Va.; six nieces, Natasha Fetty Riggs, Clarissa Fetty, Emma Grace Burnett, Olivia Burnett, Destiny Holmes, and Jesse Carr; three great-nephews, Cedrick Cohen, Isaac Riggs, and Kade Holmes; one great-niece, Joplyne Edwards; seven aunts and uncles; and several cousins.
Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Harmer Funeral Home in Shinnston. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. 

James Devores
James E. Devores, 76, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at the Arbors at Fairmont.
He was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Madison, the son of the late Louis McKinley and Tressie Givens Devores.
He was a retired coal miner from Bethlehem Steel Co., Idamay Mines, and a former employee of Ford Motor Company. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved music. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Prahl Devores; two daughters and one son-in-law, Jeanie Yelich of Fairmont, and Sandy and Brian Mills of Shinnston; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sheila Devores of Farmington; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Shirley and Doris Devores of Beckley, Gordon and Rosetta Devores of Colorado, and Franklin and Josephine Devores of Fairmont; a sister, Lenora Curtis of Petersburg; six grandchildren, Stephanie and Holly Yelich, Jimmy and Paul Mills, Jessie Devores, and Mark Jeffrey Malcolm; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Thursday at the Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Keith Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown. 

Joseph Freeland
Joseph L. Freeland, 77, a 45-year resident of Melbourne, Fla., died Friday (June 1, 2001).
He was the son of the late Martha D. and B. F. Freeland.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After his military service, he enrolled at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and earned a B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering in 1953.
He then worked for Bell Aircraft Co. in Buffalo, N.Y. He entered the rocket propulsion field by joining the Naval Research Laboratories in Washington, D.C. in 1956. He was sent to Cape Canaveral to help develop and launch the Vanguard satellite.
In 1958, he joined Aerojet General Corporation, Liquid Rocket Division, and was involved in launching over 100 rockets, including Delta, Gemini, Titan I, II and III. For over 20 years he served as the base manager for Aerojet General's operation at the Eastern at Cape Canaveral and was known as "Mr. Aerojet." He retired in 1990.
He was active in the Boy Scouts of America with his sons, in the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way during his years with Aerojet General Corporation in the 1950s. He also served as chairman of the Almar Homes Civic Organization.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elsie Amos Freeland; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph Curtis and Sally Freeland of Granger, Ind., and Robert F. and Jodi Freeland of Oakland, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and James Morford of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one daughter-in-law, Kellie A. Freeland; four grandchildren, Shaun Curtis, Erin Colleen Freeland, and Lori Jeanne and Phillip J. Morford; and a brother, Jack Coleman Freeland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Freeland; and a sister, Pauline Bowman.
The family decided upon cremation, with a short memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the South Brevard Funeral Home, 1001 S. Hickory St., Melbourne, Fla., with the Rev. Ronald Fannin officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to The National Parkinson's Foundation Research Center, Bob Hope Blvd., Miami, Fla. 33136-1494, or to Purdue University, Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering, West Lafayette, Ind. 47907. 

Craig Ice
Craig Neil Ice, 44, of Fairmont, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) in Fairmont.
He was born Nov. 9, 1956, in Braxton County, the son of Bert and Jean Ice of Mannington, and the late Wanda Jo Ice.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was a graduate of Mannington High School, class of 1975.
He formerly worked at the Garden Fresh Market in Mannington.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Rebecca and Ashley Ice of Missouri; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Paul Ice of Mannington, Jody Ice of Washingtonville, Ohio, Shane and Jean Ice of Newell, and Robbie and Rene Ice of Mannington; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Clifford Price of Leetonia, Ohio, and Kathy and Roger Locke of Petersburg; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and his caregiver for several years, Jean Munza of Fairmont.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Pauline Haddix, Dewey and Bessie Ice, and Helen Fluharty.
Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today at the Masters Funeral Home in Mannington. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastors Gene Williams and Kerry Nance officiating. Burial will follow in the Ice Cemetery. The casket will remain closed. 

Leona McElroy
Leona Paulyne McElroy, 76, of Rivesville, died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at her residence.
She was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Philippi, the daughter of the late Vertis Lawson and Elsie Pearl McCauley Suder.
She was Methodist by faith. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sewing.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin L. McElroy of Rivesville; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Beverly McElroy of Monumental Community; two daughters and a son-in-law, Pam McElroy of Philippi, and Paulette and Michael Kalich of Beckley; two brothers, Milford and Elmer Suder of Rivesville; two grandchildren, Brian and Kevin McElroy; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, Jasper St., Rivesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Frank Spevock officiating. Burial will follow in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Fairmont.
The family requests that all memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 300 Scott Ave., Morgantown 26505. 

Michael Robinson
Michael Anthony Robinson, 44, of Fairmont died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Morgan Manor Nursing Home in Morgantown.
He was born Aug. 5, 1956 in Fairmont, son of Teresa Curry Robinson of Fairmont and the late Willie E. Robinson.
He was a member of Miracle Revival Center and was baptized in 1981 by the late Rev. Donald Johnson. He was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and was a running back on the football team. He enjoyed fishing and all sports. He was a former employee of the Owens-Illinois glass plant.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by five sons, Anthony Simms of Georgia, Michael and Dennis Evans and Tony Dobbs, all of Maryland and Damon Stevens of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Willie Jr. and Kenneth Charles Robinson, both of Fairmont; two half-brothers, Billy A. Curry of Detroit, Mich. and William Franklin Robinson of Orlando, Fla.; one half-sister, the Rev. Sharon Turner of Hampton, Va.; one uncle, Sam Curry of Newton, Miss.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call at the Miracle Revival Center, Maple Ave., Fairmont Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 12 p.m. in the church with Prophet John Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Fairmont. The JG Lampkin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary Stevens
Mary Lucille Musgrove Stevens, 90, of Fairmont (Bunner Ridge Community) died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Wallace B. Murphy Medical Nursing Care in Grafton.
She was born in Taylor County on Oct. 22, 1910, daughter of the late Nathan Samuel and Fannie Leona Stevens Musgrove.
She was a mother and a homemaker. She was a Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Bunner Ridge Homemakers and the Bunner Ridge Country Music Association. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers.
She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, William E, Stevens and Nathan Samuel and Barbara Stevens, all of Bunner Ridge; two daughters and one son-in-law, Fanny and James Baker of Bunner Ridge and Lillian M. Tymkow of Ocean Gate, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford William Stevens, who died April 28, 1990; one son, Wilford Lawrence "John" Stevens, who died in 1997; and three brothers, Ray Musgrove, Orlando Musgrove and Lawrence Musgrove.
Friends may call at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Charles MacDonald officiating. Burial will follow at the Halleck Cemetery. 

Dominick Stingo
Dominick Anthony "Thunder" Stingo, 80, of Fairmont died Monday (June 4, 2001) in Fairmont as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born June 27, 1920 in Fairmont, son of the late Frank and Amelia Fraternali Stingo.
He was retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Plant as a foreman in the shipping department for 37 years. He was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church. He enjoyed Notre Dame football, the New York Yankees, crossword puzzles and cooking. He also served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Viola Y. Todesco Stingo; two sons and one daughter-in-law, David and Lorie Stingo of Bridgeport and Michael Anthony Stingo of Fairmont; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Linda Kay and James Bradley of Rockport, Tina Marie and Ray Martin of Fairmont, Mary Ann and James Schultz of Fairmont and Janet Lee Stingo of Brandon, Fla.; one sister, Helen Verge of Fairmont; nine grandchildren, Anthony Stingo, Trudy Stingo, Angela Farnsworth, Adam and Eric Martin, Amber Bradley, Kayla Schultz, Corey Schultz and Victoria Stingo; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by six brothers, David, Johnny, Looman, Dominick, James and Joe "Jackson" Stingo; and three sisters, Rachel Carlone, Rose Curtis and Katie Stingo.
Friends may call at the Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont today from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 12-9 p.m. A vigil service will be held Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with Father Leonard Smith as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. 

Earl VanGilder
Earl Francis VanGilder Sr. of Fairmont (Winfield Community) died Tuesday (June 5, 2001) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Merle Shipp VanGilder in 1993.
Arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. 

Lois Woody
Lois Ann Woody, 68, of Fairmont (Barrackville Community) died Tuesday evening (June 5, 2001) at her residence.
She was a daughter of the late Chester and Opal Morley.
She is survived by her husband, Warren Woody.
Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by Ford Funeral Home. 

Andrew Kirchner
Andrew Jackson Kirchner, 85, of Fairmont, died Sunday, (June 3, 2001) at Wishing Well Health Care Center.
He was born July 9, 1915, in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Eugene E. and Daisy Roberts Kirchner.
He was retired from Ex-Cell-O Company as a sales engineer. He was a founding member of the Ex-Cell-O Retirement Club. He was Catholic by faith.
He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Nancy and John Hussey of Fairmont, and Barbara Tomaszek of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; one grandson, Michael Tomaszek; three granddaughters, Ann Lynn Drago, Jennifer Clare Unger, and Elizabeth Jean Wiles; and three great-granddaughters, Skyler Brandt, and Kylie and Katie Unger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Marie McCarty Kirchner in 1994.
There will be no viewing or visitation. Burial will be at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in South Field, Mich. A private family service will be held at the cemetery.
Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, is in charge of arrangements. 

Michael Robinson
Michael A. Robinson, 43, of Fairmont died Monday (June 4, 2001) at Morgan Manor Nursing Home in Morgantown.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the JG Lampkin Funeral Home. 

Dorothy Stauffer
Dorothy Ruth Stauffer, 77, of East View Apartments died Friday (June 1, 2001) at Fairmont General Hospital.
Friends or family of the deceased are being asked to contact Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, at (304) 366-4671. 

Dominick Stingo
Dominick Anthony (Thunder) Stingo, 80, died Monday (June 4, 2001) as the result of an auto accident.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Ross Funeral Home. 

Virgil Westfall
Virgil Clayton Westfall, 86, of Statesville, N.C., formerly of Fairmont and Weston, died Tuesday (May 29, 2001) at the Davis Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 24, 1915, in Weston, the son of the late William Henry Westfall and Nina Golden Westfall.
He retired from C&P Telephone Company as an engineer and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the American Legion in Fairmont.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rickey L. and Roberta Westfall of Statesville; a grandson, David A. Westfall of Fairmont; and two nieces.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Conti Westfall. He was the last surviving child of a family of 12 children.
There will be no formal services. Memorials may be given to the United Way of Iredell County, 1835 Davie Ave., Statesville, N.C. 28677.
Arrangements are being handled by Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, 705 Davie Avenue, Statesville. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.legacy.com. 

Clara Hartley
Clara Virginia Hartley, 79, of Rivesville, died Saturday night (June 2, 2001) at Fairmont General Hospital following a long illness.
She was born at Montana Mines, Sept. 23, 1921, a daughter of the late John and Virginia Kincaid Howard.
She was Protestant by faith. She was a homemaker, former employee of Westinghouse and had been a quality inspector at the Eydon-Dakin Tool and Dye Co. in Michigan. She enjoyed doing crochet work, working in her garden and doing yard work.
She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Jean Wint of Taylor, Mich., Terry Elaine Moore of Ewen, Mich., and Judith Lynn Jones, with whom she made her home; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-grandson and one sister-in-law, Bonnie Jackson of Washington, Pa.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Eugene Hartley on March 2, 1995; an infant daughter, Patricia Hartley, her only son John Howard Hartley, a grandson John H. Hartley Jr. and one son-in-law, Donald Wint.
At her request, there will be no visitation and her body will be cremated. Frey Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements. 

Lois Loughery
Lois Lee Loughery, 64, of Fairmont, died Sunday (June 3, 2001) at her home.
She was born in Pricedale, Pa., July 28, 1936, a daughter of the late O.R. and Pearl Wolfe Hixenbaugh.
She was a homemaker and mother and had last worked for Nickles Bakery Thrift Store in Fairmont. Prior to that, she worked as a custodian at Cheat Lake Junior High School. She graduated from Point Marion High School in 1955 and was associated with the Rivesville United Methodist Church. She most enjoyed spending time with her family and growing flowers.
She is survived her husband of 45 years, Harry David Loughery, four sons and their wives, Donald and Roxanne Loughery of Bunner Ridge, Frank Loughery of Fairmont, Phillip and Darlene Loughery of Fairmont and David and Pam Loughery of Fairmont; three daughters, Roxanne Smith of Rivesville, Laurel Loughery of Fairmont and Kim Loughery of Slippery Rock, Pa.; four brothers and their wives, Richard and Louise Hixenbaugh of Uniondale, N.Y., James and Evelyn Hixenbaugh of Harrisburg, Pa., Donald and Paulette Hixenbaugh of Akron, Ohio and Ronald Hixenbaugh of Lake Lynn, Pa.; three sisters, Sylvia Mankins of Lake Lynn, Gladys Spacht of Monroeville, Pa., and Doris Victor of Morgantown; 10 grandchildren, Elyssa Hibbs, Amy Gereau, Ashley Loughery, B.J. Smith, Kyle Smith, Travis Smith, Brandon Loughery, Brittney Loughery, Zackary Loughery and Allie Loughery and one great-grandson Nathan Gereau.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Sam Hixenbaugh and one sister Shirley Juretic.
Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, today from 2-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stanley Merrifield officiating. Burial will follow at Fletcher Cemetery Over Cheat.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rivesville United Methodist Church, Third and Jasper Street, Rivesville, 26588. 

James Tatterson
James Victor Tatterson, 83, of Fairmont, died Saturday (June 2, 2001) at Fairmont General Hospital.
He was born March 4, 1918 in Fairmont, a son of the late Phillip and Pearl Satterfield Tatterson.
He was a welder for the Iron Workers Union building and coal tipples. He was last employed with Industrial Engineers in Fairmont. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Fairmont. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Shirley and Allen Cole of Fairmont and Jean and Edwin Jenkins of Morgantown; three grandchildren, Jimmy Fergason and his wife Debbie of Fairmont; Crystal Reynolds and her husband Tim of Terra Alta; and Mark Jenkins and his wife Shelia of Bruceton Mills; five great-grandchildren, Jamie Fergason, Rikki Fergason, Holli Reynolds, Brooke Reynolds and Caleb Jenkins; three sisters-in-law, Mary Tatterson, Maxine Tatterson and Freda Tatterson; and one nephew.
In addition to his parents, has preceded in death by his wife Estella Schmidt Tatterson in 1981; three brothers, Paul Tatterson, Edward Tatterson and Robert Tatterson; and two grandchildren, Vikki Fergason and Rikki Fergason.
Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, today from 2-4 p.m. and Tuesday from noon-2 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery. 

Patsy Belcastro
Patsy J. Belcastro, 76, of Shinnston died Saturday morning (June 2, 2001) at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.
He was born March 11, 1925 in Shinnston, son of the late Joseph and Litrena Spenia Belcastro.
He attended Shinnston High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He owned and operated Patsy's Sports Center in Shinnston.
He is survived by his wife, Chatta Cottrill Belcastro, whom he married April 3, 1956; three daughters, Yvonne Johns of Clarksburg and Gina Belcastro and Lorena Pill, both of Shinnston; three sisters, Mary Jo DiGiandomenico of Newark, Ohio, Gladys "Tootsie" Louden of Pittsburgh and Janice Marie Belcastro of Shinnston; four grandchildren, Patrick Belcastro, Joseph Preston, Stevie Pill and Jade Pill; and one great-granddaughter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Joe B. Belcastro; and one granddaughter, Diana Johns.
Friends may call at the Harmer Funeral Home of Shinnston Monday from 2-9 p.m. Holy Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Monday evening at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann's Catholic Church of Shinnston at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Karl Wohinc as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. 

Lila Mae Edman
Lila Mae Collier Edman, 80, of Fairmont died Friday (June 1, 2001) at Fairmont General Hospital.
She was born Nov. 27, 1920 in Dugspur, Va., daughter of the late Oscar Clevis and Mattie Webb Collier.
She was a graduate of Willis High School in Virginia and West Virginia Business College. She retired from the Monongahela Power Company in 1988 after 32 years of service as a secretary at the Rivesville Power Plant. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a former member of E.U.B. Church. She was a 35-year member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and a leader and officer for the West Virginia Women's Society of the E.U.B. Church. She helped to build Camp Evunbreth Acres, church camp and state conference center in Buckhannon. She was also a former member of the Women's Business and Professional Club of Fairmont and the Rivesville Garden Club.
She is survived by two sons, John Edman and David Edman, both of Fairmont; one daughter, Sue Edman of Fairmont; one brother, Avis Collier of Dugspur; three grandsons, Jack Edman, Bryan Edman and Dan Edman; one granddaughter-in-law, Christina Edman; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Clarence T. Edman, who died in 1986; four brothers, Clyde, Marvin, Elmer and Howard Collier; and one sister, Laura Alice Michael.
Friends may call at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont today from 7-9 p.m., Monday from 12-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Martin Berisford officiating. Burial will follow in the Nuzum Cemetery in the Levels Community.
Memorial contributions may be made to the W.C.T.U., c/o Merry Lee Powell, 505 Westend Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554. 

Stacy Roberts
Stacy Roberts, 93, of Metz (Earnshaw Community) died Saturday (June 2, 2001) in the New Martinsville Health Care Center.
He was born April 8, 1908 in Hundred, son of the late John and Catherine Barr Roberts.
He was a farmer and attended the Earnshaw Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II and was wounded while in Europe.
He is survived by one sister, Bessie Gayle Cosgray of Burton; a step-daughter, Kathleen Skinner of Morgantown; step-grandchildren; step great-grandchildren; step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Opal K. Roberts; three brothers, Arvel Roberts, Walter Roberts and Odis Roberts; and five sisters, Amy Cosgray, Lizzie Kirkpatrick, Hazel Roberts, Doshia Cox and Mabel Rush.
Friends may call at the Tennant Funeral Home in Hundred today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Evangelist Steve Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in the Shriver Cemetery near Hundred.
You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register online at www.tennantfuneralhome.com. 

Gary Williams
Gary H. Williams, 47, of Akron, Ohio and formerly of Fairmont died Tuesday (May 29, 2001).
He was born Aug. 18, 1953 in Fairmont, son of James "MoJoe" Williams and the late Eliza Williams.
He retired from Hayes-Lemmerz International in Akron and was a member of United Steelworkers Local #2. He attended the House of the Lord and Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Akron and formerly attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Fairmont.
In addition to his father and step-mother, he is survived by his wife, Alice Williams; a son, Antwain Price; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard "Boobee" and Rosetta Williams of Lexington, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine W. Edgerson and Gertrude Carter; and five brothers, William, Buster, Willie, Carmen and Bert Williams.
Friends may call the Sommerville Funeral Home, 1695 Diagonal Road, in Akron Monday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Butts officiating. Burial will follow in the Glendale Cemetery of Akron. Obituary courtesy of the JG Lampkin Funeral Home. 

Nona Faulkner
Nona Olive Faulkner, 87, of Fairmont, died Thursday (May 31, 2001) at Wishing Well Health Center.
She was born May 1, 1914, in Hagans, the daughter of the late Burl and Nona Yost Shuman.
She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and owner/operator of Hilltop Grocery.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Burl and Sharon Faulkner of Springfield, Mo., and Marvin and Rosemary Faulkner of Fairmont; two daughters and one son-in-law, Alberta and Alfred Rudy, and Sharon Sivak, all of Fairmont; nine grandchildren, Christina Long, Tammy, Phillip and Scott Faulkner, Liza Bragger, Shawn Rudy, Laura Garlow, Amanda Mugnano, and Sherry Sivak; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hayward Faulkner; and two brothers, Harold and Robert Shuman.
Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. today at the Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in Glady Creek Cemetery. 

Helen Jacques
Helen S. Jacques, 93, of Fairmont (Thoburn Community) died Friday (June 1, 2001) at Fairmont General Hospital.
She was born March 2, 1908, in Illinois, the daughter of the late Constance and Rose Sawitski.
She was a member of the Oakwood Church of Christ.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Art Jacques; and two brothers, Joe and Stanley Sawitski.
Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today and noon-2 p.m. Sunday at the Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont. 

Jack King
Jack L. King, 63, of Wadestown (St. Leo Community) died Friday (June 1, 2001) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born April 3, 1938 at St. Leo, the son of Mary Evelyn Delaney King, a resident of the MonPointe Continuous Care Center in Morgantown, and the late Harry M. "Buster" King.
He was a retired electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 0596 of Clarksburg. He was a member of the IOOF Crusaders Lodge of Wadestown, the Wadestown United Methodist Church, the Mannington Moose Lodge, and a United States Army Veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Marguerite "Charlie" Temple and fiancé, Dale Eddy of Waynesburg, Pa., and Tami and John Milush of Wadestown; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Jody King of Wadestown; his ex-wife, Margaret "Peggy" Copeland of Wadestown; four grandchildren, Joshua, Kylie, and Megan Temple, and Nikki Moore; four nephews and two nieces.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy E. King.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Tennant Funeral Home in Hundred. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Brower officiating. Burial will follow in the Wadestown Cemetery.
You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register online at www.tennantfuneralhome.com. 

Viola Ammons
Viola Ammons, of South Daytona, Fla., died Tuesday (May 22, 2001) at her residence of cardiac arrest.
She was born June 27, 1914, in Elizabeth.
She moved to Port Orange, Fla. in 1977 from Fairmont with her husband. While in Fairmont she raised three children and retired in 1977 as office manager to Teleprompter.
She worked for several years in Florida as a placement specialist for Manpower and for several years at Elite Typing, a secretarial service then located in Port Orange.
She was active in the Methodist church. While living in Florida she attended First United Methodist Church of Port Orange and attended many circle meetings.
While residing in West Virginia, she was a very active volunteer for the American Red Cross. She served in any capacity in which she was needed, including a time when there was a major mining disaster.
She was a member of Quota International, serving as a local president in West Virginia and as international vice president. She remained active in the organization after her move to Florida and was called on by many chapters to conduct initiations because she added a touch to them like no one else.
She is survived by a sister, Gertrude Villers of Parkersburg; a daughter, Nancy Campbell of Port Orange; two sons, Duane Gross of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., and Chester Gross of Fairmont; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ammons; and two grandchildren.
The National Cremation Society is in charge of arrangements. The family will have a graveside service in West Virginia, where she will be buried next to her husband. 

Mildred Coleman
Mildred Atkins Coleman, 104, of Fairmont, died Wednesday (May 30, 2001) at Wishing Well Nursing Facility in Fairmont.
She was born Jan. 21, 1897, the daughter of the late Matilda Union and reared in the home of her late great uncle, Ulysses Union.
She was a graduate of the original Dunbar High School in Dunbar Alley behind the old Standard Furniture Co., and at the time of her death was the oldest living graduate.
She was a graduate of West Virginia Collegiate Institute in Institute. After obtaining a teaching certificate, she taught in the New York school district and the Marion County school district.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church since childhood and over time, served in all capacities of the church. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by numerous godchildren and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mailon G. "Ted" Coleman.
Friends may call from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Fairmont. Services will be held at 3 p.m. at the church with the Rev. David P. Jasper officiating and the Rev. Jeremiah Jasper assisting. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Fairmont.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 407 Cleveland Ave., Fairmont 26554.
Arrangements are being handled by the JG Lampkin Funeral Home. 

Nona Faulkner
Nona Olive Faulkner, 87, of Fairmont, died Thursday (May 31, 2001) at Wishing Well Health Center.
She was born May 1, 1914, in Hagans, the daughter of the late Burl and Nona Yost Shuman.
She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and owner/operator of Hilltop Grocery.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Burl and Sharon Faulkner of Springfield, Mo., and Marvin and Rosemary Faulkner of Fairmont; two daughters and one son-in-law, Alberta and Alfred Rudy, and Sharon Sivak, all of Fairmont; nine grandchildren, Christina Long, Tammy, Phillip and Scott Faulkner, Liza Bragger, Shawn Rudy, Laura Garlow, Amanda Mugnano, and Sherry Sivak; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hayward Faulkner; and two brothers, Harold and Robert Faulkner.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in Glady Creek Cemetery. 

Norma Robinson
Norma Ann Robinson, 69, of Fairmont, died Tuesday (May 29, 2001) at Fairmont General Hospital, after a long illness.
She was born April 29, 1932, in Osage, the daughter of the late Cecil James and Fonda Iva Bland Merriman.
She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Select Pastry and Myers Cut Rate Drug Store. She enjoyed walking and gardening.
She is survived by a son, Charles Cecil Hayhurst of Copperas Cove, Texas; two daughters, Kathy E. Wilson of Clarksburg, and Patty Menefee of Fairmont; one sister-in-law, Mary Jane Merriman of Fairmont; one brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Myrtle Merriman of Holiday, Fla.; five grandchildren, David Charles, Charles Jr. and Elijah Jon Hayhurst, Jimmy Menefee, and Candy Gower; several nieces and nephews, and her best friend, Brenda Collins of Fairmont.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her second husband, James Walter Robinson on May 25, 1993; a daughter, Linda Gower; and four brothers, Judson, Harry, Leland, and Esket Merriman.
Her body was donated to the Human Gift Registry. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the Frey Home For Funerals. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Dorman Williams officiating. 

Viola Ammons
Viola Ammons, of South Daytona, Fla., died Tuesday (May 29, 2001) at her residence of cardiac arrest.
She was born June 27, 1914, in Elizabeth.
She moved to Port Orange, Fla. in 1977 from Fairmont with her husband. While in Fairmont she raised three children and retired in 1977 as office manager to Teleprompter.
She worked for several years in Florida as a placement specialist for Manpower and for several years at Elite Typing, a secretarial service then located in Port Orange.
She was active in the Methodist church. While living in Florida she attended First United Methodist Church of Port Orange and attended many circle meetings.
While residing in West Virginia, she was a very active volunteer for the American Red Cross. She served in any capacity in which she was needed, including a time when there was a major mining disaster.
She was a member of Quota International, serving as a local president in West Virginia and as international vice president. She remained active in the organization after her move to Florida and was called on by many chapters to conduct initiations because she added a touch to them like no one else.
She is survived by a sister, Gertrude Villers of Parkersburg; a daughter, Nancy Campbell of Port Orange; two sons, Duane Gross of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., and Chester Gross of Fairmont; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ammons; and two grandchildren.
The National Cremation Society is in charge of arrangements. The family will have a graveside service in West Virginia, where she will be buried next to her husband. 

Bessie Farrance
Word has been received of the death of Bessie Farrance, 87, of Akron, Ohio, on May 22, 2001.
She was the daughter of the late Ulysses W. Hess Sr. and Jessie Minnear Hess.
She lived in Akron for over 50 years.
She is survived by a foster daughter, Robin Farrance, from Little Forest Nursing Home in Akron; a brother and sister-in-law, June and Ann Hess of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Marian Clayton O'Dell; and a sister-in-law, Melva Campbell Hess, both of Fairmont.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Farrence in March 2000; a daughter, Patty on Dec. 24, 1985; five brothers, Orville, Darrell, Oliver, Tony, and Lemuel Hess; and two sisters, Ruby Haberstick and Bernice Erskine; and several nieces and nephews.
She was buried May 25 in Akron, Ohio.


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