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Emily Carter 
Emily Evelyn Carter, 74, of Marietta, died Sept. 4, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. 
Survivors include a daughter, Rose Marie Carter, Marietta; sisters, Juanita Jefferson, Maryland, Eva Carter, Marietta, and Esther Jones and her husband, Regis, Parkersburg; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Walden Clegg 
Walden Clegg, 91, of Parkersburg died Sept. 5, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Mary Eschbacher 
Mary G. Eschbacher, 89, of Murphytown died Sept. 5, 2002, at the Marietta Center. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. 

Elaine S. Frum 
Elaine Sweeney Frum, 84, of the Parkersburg and Waverly area, passed away Sept. 4, 2002, at the SEM-HAVEN Nursing Home at Milford, Ohio. 
She was born Jan. 30, 1918, at Waverly, a daughter of the late Homer Clarence and Bessie Virginia Garrison Sweeney. Mrs. Frum had attended the Waverly United Methodist Church and had worked as a nursing assistant at St. Joseph's Hospital. 

Palmer C. Hamlet 
Palmer C. Hamlet, 93, of Sistersville died Sept. 5, 2002. 
He is survived by his wife, Una Hill Hamlet; two step-sons, Donald Teague and Dennis Kindziera; two step-daughters, Geraldine Schulert and Sandra Sangster; five step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. 

Argel I. Hinzman 
Argel I. Hinzman, 79, of Orangeburg, S.C., died Sept. 3, 2002. 
Arrangements are pending at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Mendy D. Hodges 
Mendy Dawn Hodges, 27, of Fairplain, beloved wife of Brandon Lee Hodges and beloved daughter of James "Shorty" and Linda Easter of Ripley, died Sept. 4, 2002, at CAMC General Division after a short illness. 
Mendy was a 1993 graduate of Ripley High School and was employed by Pomeroy Computer Resources of Dunbar. She and Brandon had been married two months. 

Kenna M. Lipps 
Kenna M. Lipps, 85, of Ritchie Street, Buckhannon, W.Va., formerly of French Creek, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. 
He was born Sept. 7, 1916 in Bonnie, W.Va., a son of the late Walter Lee and Lillie Mae Singleton Lipps. 

George McCune 
George McCune, 47, of Belmont died Sept. 4, 2002. 
He is survived by one daughter, Ashleigh; one son, Christopher; two sisters, Rebecca Daniel and Sarah Starr; and three brothers, Wes McCune, Larry McCune and Jim McCune. 

Deloris Bailey 
Deloris Emogene Bailey, 74, of Parkersburg died Sept. 3, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Harry O. and Lottie Mae Harper Feick. She was a former manager for the Jet Store in Parkersburg. She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. 

Luella M. Beale 
Luella M. Beale, 82, of Texas and formerly of Marietta, died Tuesday in Texas. 
She lived in Marietta from 1957 to 2001 and taught for Marietta City Schools from 1957 to 1983. She is survived by two daughters, Jeanetta Pyle and Gladys Weinstock; and one son, Howard Beale III. 

Hubert C. Brown 
Hubert Cecil Brown, 84, of Abbeville, Ala., died Sept. 3, 2002. 
He is survived by his wife Marguerite; three sons, Paul, Donald and Ronald; one sister, Freda Schaad; two brothers, Robert and Jack; five grandchildren; one step grandson; one great-grandson; and one step great-grandson. 

Edith Hall 
Edith Mae Hall, 86, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at the Eagle Pointe Nursing Home, Parkersburg. 
She was born May 28, 1916, in Grant County, a daughter of the late William C. Getz, and Hattie V. Getz. She was a longtime secretary to the Academic Dean at Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, a member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Fairmont, and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Shepherdstown, prior to moving to Fairmont, and was a former member and Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 155, Shepherdstown. 

Gilbert L. Hedrick 
Gilbert L. Hedrick, 88, of Parkersburg died Sept. 3, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital. 
He was born in Wood County, a son of the late Burton S. and Catherine L. Hedrick. He was a self-employed mechanic and attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. 

Junior Mahoney 
CAIRO - Junior Mahoney, 77, of Bonds Creek Road, Cairo, departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, in Parkersburg. 
He was born June 17, 1925, near Deerwalk, Wood County. Mr. Mahoney was retired and had worked for many years as a surveyor's assistant with the former Marshall Surveying of Deerwalk. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was the holder of the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman's Badge, as well as the UN Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Nutter Farm United Methodist Church at Nutter Farm, Ritchie County. 

Donald Shepherd 
Dr. Donald L. Shepherd, 54, of Parkersburg, died Sept. 3, 2002, in Pittsburgh, Pa. 
He was born May 14, 1948, in Burlington, Iowa, a son of Frances Bowman Shepherd of Burlington, and the late Robert Shepherd. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, Mo., moved to Parkersburg in April 1981, and began his practice in June 1981. 

David L. Simonds 
David L. Simonds, 50, of Spencer, died Sept. 4, 2002, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary Irene Simonds; one son, Daniel; one dauther Pamela; and three grandchildren. 

Jack W. Weber 
Jack W. Weber, 81, of St. Marys died Sept. 4, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital. 
He was born Nov. 28, 1920, in St. Marys, a son of the late Edward T. and Isabella Chisholm Weber Sr. He was a lifelong member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder of the church. He was a 1938 graduate of St. Marys High School, attending West Virginia University before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attained the rank of major. After the war, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He attended and graduated from Marietta College. He was Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. He worked for the American Cyanamid during the 1950s. He attended the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He retired from the Foote Mineral Company as a purchasing agent, was an admiral in the Cherry River Navy. He was a life member of the St. Marys Elks Lodge 1701 B.P.O.E. His hobbies included golfing and sports. 

Luelle Mae Beale 
Luelle Mae Beale, 82, of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Marietta, died Sept. 3, 2002, in Texas. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. 

Deloris Bailey 
Deloris E. Bailey, 74, of Parkersburg died Sept. 3, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
She was the daughter of the late Harry O. and Lottie Mae Harper Bailey. She was a former manager for the Jet Store in Parkersburg. She was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church. 

Phyllis Harper 
Phyllis Catherine Harper, 70, of Spencer died Sept. 2, 2002. 
She is survived by three sisters, Emogene Elmore and Mary Jones, both of Clendenin, W.Va., and Virginia Hollis of Charles Town, W.Va.; one brother, James C. "Jim" Harper of Columbus, Ohio, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Gladys L. Hurd 
Mrs. Gladys L. "Gigi" Hurd, 100, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Preston Health Center, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 
Mrs. Hurd was born Aug. 17, 1902, in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Lavinia Hall. She was employed at Scott Paper Company, Pennsylvania, Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio, and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Gigi was formerly a member of the American Youth Foundation, the Order of the Eastern Star, and Roswell United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Traveler's club. She was also active in the Young at Hearts club and Leisure club in Dunwoody, Ga. 

Robert L. Kelley 
Robert Lorn Kelley, 61, of Vienna, formerly of Norman, Okla., passed away Sept. 3, 2002, at Sunbridge Care Center, Parkersburg. 
Robert was born June 17, 1941, in Grantsville, the only son of Elta Fern Mace Kelley of Vienna and the late Olen Ernest Kelley. He was a self-employed dry-wall contractor, and was Methodist by faith. 

Sara Loughner 
Sara Marjorie Cunningham Loughner, 81, of Folsom, Calif., passed away Aug. 30, 2002, after a six- month illness. 
She was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Harrisville. Margie was an R.N. for 52 years, and a realtor. She worked mostly in Livonia, Mich., at St. Mary Hospital. She had been a resident of Folsom for the past three years, Livonia for 44 years, and member of the Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church for 42 years. Among her proudest accomplishments were being a master gardener and receiving her A.S. degree in hospice at 72 years and being a member of the Monuka Lake Oaring Team. She was a kind, generous, gentle person, and was blessed with many true friends. 

Naomi R. McClure 
Naomi Ruth McClure, 78, former resident of Tenth Street, Marietta, died 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, in Harmar Place. 
She was born July 20, 1924, in Marietta, a daughter of the late Walter W. and Rosa Strehle McClure. She was a graduate of Marietta College, and attended Ohio University for her master's degree. She also studied drama and English at Northwestern University. She had been a teacher in the Marietta city school system for several years. She was an accomplished musician on the piano, the accordion, and the guitar, and sang in many churches in the area. She was a licensed funeral director in the state of Ohio, and was a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church, where she had been an adult Sunday School teacher and had held offices in the United Methodist Women. She was also affiliated with the adult choir of the church for many years, where she was in change of cataloging the choir music. For several years, she had made her home in Chicago, where she was affiliated with the Chicago Temple United Methodist Church, which is located on the top floors of a downtown skyscraper, and she held various positions there. While in Chicago, she was a salesperson in the designer clothes section of Carson, Pirie, Scott department store. 

Lana McCracken 
Lana Kathy McCracken, 55, of Marietta died Sept. 1, 2002, at Union Hospital, Dover, Ohio. 
Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" McCracken; her mother, Ethel Kehl; son, Michael and wife Tracy; three grandchildren, Justin and Brittany Hyson and Kailee McCracken; brother and wife, Craig and Cecilia; son-in-law, Robert Hyson. 

Mary Ann Porter 
Mary Ann Porter, 68, of West Union, died Aug. 31, 2002, at her residence. 
Survivors include five sons, Tom of West Union, Kenneth of Pottstown, Pa., Mary of Victoria, Texas, James of West Chester, Pa., and John of Lynchburg, Va.; four daughters, Patsy Eller, Corpus Christi, Texas, Tina Porter, Hannibal, Ohio, Peggy Delgado, Victoria, and Mary Ann Porter, Pottstown; three brothers; one sister and 20 grandchildren. 

Linda Riley 
Linda E. Riley, 59, of Lowell died Sept. 3, 2002, at her home. 
She was a 1960 graduate of Parkersburg High School. 

Juanita P. Roberts 
Juanita P. "Nita" Roberts, 77, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Aug. 31, 2002. 
She was born July 13, 1925, to the late Homer and Bertha (Callow) Roberts. She moved to Punta Gorda, Fla., in 1991 from Venice, Fla., where she had lived since moving from Kettering, Ohio in 1985. Nita was a homemaker and was of the Protestant faith. 

Ada Grace Sams 
Ada Grace Sams, 78, of Canton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, in the comfort of her home. 
She was born May 4, 1924 in New England, W.Va., a daughter of the late Matthew and Hannah Jane (West) Briggs. Ada held her family close and dear to her. 

Ruth Sawyer 
Ruth Elizabeth Sawyer, 85, of Marietta died Sept. 1, 2002. 
She is survived by one daughter, Judith Deeds and her husband, David, of Texas; one son Dean and his wife, Penny, of Alaska; six grandchildren, Derek, Bodean, Jennifer Hubbard, and Carrie Schleising, all of Alaska, Debbie Yost and her husband, Alex, of North Carolina, and Doug Deeds and his wife, Andra of Texas; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Donald Shepherd 
Donald L. Shepherd, 54, of Parkersburg died Sept. 3, 2002, at Pittsburgh, Pa. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. 

William W. Tucker 
William W. Tucker, 79, of Capital Circle, Parkersburg, passed away Sept. 2, 2002, in the emergency room of Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Robertsburg, W.Va., a son of the late Cleveland and Iva Hall Tucker. William was retired from Dravo Corporation and was a member of the First Christian Fellowship Church. 

John Church 
John Church, 101, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born February 17, 1901, in Gilmer County son of the late William Ross and Malissa Wilson Church. He retired from the Chancellor Hotel after many years of service. Family time, reading, and watching television were current activities he enjoyed. 

Glenda Dearth 
Glenda Mae Dearth, 69, of St. Marys died Sept. 1, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
She was born Feb. 13, 1933, at Raven Rock, Pleasants County, a daughter of Dorthea Rea Davis of Belmont and the late Glenn M. Davis. She was a member of the St. Marys Church of the Nazarene, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lodi, Ohio. 

Florence Fleak 
Florence A. Fleak, 86, of Columbus, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. 
She was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Bridgeport, W.Va., a daughter of the late Cornelius G. and Lucy Ellen (Tharp) Garvin. Mrs. Fleak had retired in the early 1980s from the General Motors Corporation, Columbus, Ohio, with over 30 years service, was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and enjoyed fishing. She was married twice, first to Odren Lee Boggs, who preceded her in death in May 1978, and secondly to Rex Edward Fleak, who preceded her in death on April 15, 1991. 

Mary G. Jones 
Mary Genevieve Jones, 89, formerly of Pennsboro, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at the Sunbridge Care Center, Parkersburg. 
She was born July 23, 1913, in New Straightsville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Rose Campbell Wells. She spend most of her life in the Cairo and Pennsboro areas, attending Cairo schools while living with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tip Wells. She was an in-home nurse and homemaker, and enjoyed playing bingo and dominoes. 

Jo Ann Scarbrough 
Jo Ann Scarbrough, 66, of Washington, W.Va., died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. 
She was born in Raleigh County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Wannie and Anna Smith Weeks. She worked as a telephone operator for Bell Atlantic for 30 years, and was a member of the telephone pioneers. She was a member of the Liberty Street Church of God, Parkersburg, and the Women of the Church of God. 

June Smith 
June Smith, 67, of Middlebourne, died Sept. 1, 2002. 
She is survived by her husband, Charles; one daughter, Laura; seven sisters, Myrtle, Jean, Milbrun, Anna, Jane, Judith, and Darlene; two grandchildren, Charles and Alisha; five great-grandchildren; 26 nieces; 20 nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. 

Norvel F. Smith 
Norvel F. Smith, 92, of Vienna, passed away Sept. 1, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born May 2, 1910, in Vienna, a son of the late Joseph C. and Ollie Mae Wines Smith. Norvel was retired from Penn Metal, where he was a machinist/dye maker. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII, and was a Methodist by faith. 

Robert A. Huggins 
Robert A. "Bob" Huggins, 56, of 16th Street, Parkersburg died Aug. 30, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness. 
He was born in Athens, Ohio, a son of Iris Irene Burch Huggins of Centerville, Ohio, and the late Vernon Ellsworth Huggins. 

Mary G. Jones 
Mary Genevieve Jones, 90, formerly of Pennsboro, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Sunbridge Care Center, Parkersburg. 
Arrangements pending at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg. 

Pearl Kincaid 
Pearl Bartlett Smith Kincaid, 87, of Spencer died Sept. 1, 2002, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer. 
She was born Oct. 6, 1914, in Roane County, a daughter of the late Howard A. and Maude Hutson Bartlett. She was a secretary to the Roane County Superintendent of Schools for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Spencer. 

Seth Miller 
Seth M. Miller, 3, a very beloved son, died Saturday Aug. 31, 2002, at his residence. 
He was born in Marietta, a son of Jay Michael Miller of Parkersburg and Autumn Dawn Mann Miller of Marietta. He was attending speech classes at Martin School and also attended Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. Seth loved everybody, and he always said that he loved with all his heart. 

Vivian Miller 
Vivian Pearl Baxter Miller, 74, of Marietta died Aug. 31, 2002. 
She is survived by her husband, Theodore; one sister, Evelyn; one brother, William and his wife Betty; 11 nieces and nephews; 24 great-nieces and nephews; four great-great-nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. 

June Bell 
June Bell, 92, of Normantown, Gilmer County died Aug. 29, 2002. 
Graveside services will be held noon Monday in Mollohan Cemetery, Normantown, Elder Larry Fisher officiating. There will be no visitation. 

George D. Circle 
George Douglas Circle, 88, of Racine, Ohio died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. 
He was born Aug. 2, 1914, in Meigs County, Ohio, a son of the late Sullivan and Clara Moore Circle. He was a retired dairy and produce farmer, and was an ordained Nazarene minister and evangelist for over 20 years. He was a member of the Carmel-Sutton United Methodist Church. 

Charles H. Grove 
Charles H. "Pete" Grove Sr., 65, who was named Homer Heflin at birth, died at his residence Friday, Aug. 30, 2002. 
He was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Martinsburg, a son of the late Bruce McKee and Margaret Edwards Heflin. He worked in construction trades and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. 

Robert A. Huggins 
Robert A. "Bob" Huggins, 56, of 16th Street, Parkersburg died Aug. 30, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness. 
He was born in Athens, Ohio, a son of Iris Irene Burch Huggins of Centerville, Ohio, and the late Vernon Ellsworth Huggins. 

Gerald Neely 
Gerald Edward Neely, 37, of New Matamoras died Aug. 30, 2002. 
He is survived by his mother and her fiance, Linda and Harry; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Jill, and Rodney and Nora; one foster brother and his wife, David and Liza; and five daughters, Amanda, Holly, Jerrica, Logan and Cassidy. 

Arthur Ritchie 
Arthur Harmon Ritchie, World War II veteran, of Little Rock, Ark., passed from this life on Aug. 29, 2002. 
He was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Ravenswood, the son of Ray E. and Pearl Huey Ritchie. Mr. Ritchie enjoyed a long and happy life with significant achievements. He graduated from The Kiski School and was awarded a BSEE and BSME from West Virginia University in 1938. He served as Captain in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, seeing action at the Remagen Bridge and in the Ardennes. His noteworthy career as a professional engineer and contractor included 18 years with the Arkansas Department of Mining and Reclamation, 12 years as executive vice president of Criss and Shaver Ready Mix Concrete Company, Little Rock, Ark., 24 years as vice president and general manager of Boso & Ritchie, Inc. and president of Ritchie Realty Co. in West Virginia. He was a registered professional engineer and a member of the Society of Professional Engineers in both West Virginia and Arkansas as well as the National Society. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Little Rock, Ark., the West Virginia Board of Pollution Control and the West Virginia Water Commission. As a member of the town council in Ravenswood, he was instrumental in the design and construction of the Municipal Electrical Generating and Distributing System that served the town for many years. Mr. Ritchie served as president of both the West Virginia Contractors Association and president of the Associated General Contractors of West Virginia. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson County Bank and the Jackson County Board of Education. Mr. Ritchie enjoyed associating with his friends and colleagues. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Little Rock, Ark. His fraternal affiliations included Past Potentate of Nemesis Temple, AAONMS, Parkersburg, and associate member of Scimitar Temple, Little Rock, Ark., First Commander of Dowell Commandry of the Knights Templar, the Scottish Rite, Royal Order of Jesters, Court 156, Parkersburg, and associate member of Court 123 in Little Rock, Ark., and Ashton Lodge #12, Ravenswood. 

Harold R. Sisk 
Harold R. Sisk, 53, of Vienna died Aug. 30, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Denton, Tex., a son of the late Robert E. Sisk and Zelma Farmer Sisk of Tennessee. He was vice president of Apex Engineering Inc. and graduated from Tulane University with a B.S.M.E. 

John Sommerville 
John Frank Sommerville, 93, of Arlington Personal Care, formerly of Lakeview Drive for over 30 years and Pleasant View Towers of Vienna for six years, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born Sept. 10, 1908, in Auburn, W.Va., a son of the late Ralph and Ona (Douglas) Sommerville. Mr. Sommerville had formerly attended Auburn High School for two years before going to work in the oil and gas industry in 1928. He then went to work for Pittsburgh Piping and Equipment Co., where he worked until mid-1931. When the depression of the 1930s slowed things down, he moved back to Auburn, where he went to work as a truck driver on WPA road construction, hauling stone. He then went to work for Weirton Steel in 1935 and remained with them until 1942, at which time he moved to Parkersburg and went to work as a welder for Parkersburg Rig and Reel. In June of 1951, he employed his talents as a pipefitter and welder with Dravo Pipe Fabrication Division in Marietta, where he became a foreman. At retirement in September 1973, he was serving as General Shop Foreman. Mr. Sommerville had been a member of Plumber and Pipefitters Local 168 of Marietta for over 47 years, a member of the Modern Woodmen of America for over 65 years and a member of the AARP. He was also a member of the St. Andrew's United Methodist Church for over 50 years, where he had served as a Trustee, Administrative Board member of the United Methodist Men and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School class. 

Clarence Stanley 
Clarence "Thad" Stanley, 70, of Belpre died Aug. 31, 2002, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta. 
He was born Feb. 4, 1932, in Parkersburg, the son of the late Shirley and Freda Compton Stanley. He was a member of the Veto Church of Christ. He retired from the American Red Cross of Parkersburg and had worked for the American Viscose Corp. He had also worked part time for the Leavitt Funeral Home and served in the Korean Conflict from 1953-1954. 

Robert A. Huggins 
Robert A. Huggins, 56, of Parkersburg, died Aug. 30, 2002, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. 

Steven McCoy 
Steven "Paul" McCoy, 46, of Manhattan, N.Y., died Aug. 3, 2002 at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, N.Y. 
He was born Jan. 3, 1956, in Mullens, W.Va., a son of Don H. McCoy of Mabscott, W.Va., and Dathel "Daffy" Smith of Bedford, Va. He was a 1974 graduate of Belpre High School and worked in the dietary department at St. Joseph's Hospital prior to pursuing his career in the culinary arts. He served as a staff chef at the United Nations as well as other renowned restaurants in Manhattan before forming his private chef and catering business, "The Real McCoy." He was an avid painter, showing great promise in his art work, and enjoyed dancing and music. 

Jennifer Morgenstern 
Jennifer Morgenstern, 22, of Marietta, died Aug. 29, 2002. 
She is survived by her husband, Eric; two children, Josias and Curtis; her parents, Frederick and Sharon; two brothers, Ray and Timothy; her husband's parents, Paul and Sheryl; and a number of other relatives. 

Harold Ray Sisk 
Harold Ray Sisk, 53, of 5409 3rd Ave., Vienna, died Aug. 30, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. 

Patricia Skidmore 
Patricia Jones Skidmore, 67, of Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Friendly, died Aug. 26, 2002, at her residence. 
She was born May 2, 1935, in Friendly, daughter of the late Howard and Estaleen Eddy Jones. She was retired from USO, Tacoma, Wash., and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Lakewood, Wash. 

Richard Sterling 
Richard Fuller Sterling, 82, of Vienna, passed away Aug. 30, 2002, at Charleston Area Medical Center. 
He was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Oakland, Md., a son of the late Ola and Ruth Beavers Sterling. Richard grew up in Grafton, W.Va., and joined the military, where he was in the Army-Air Force, having served in World War II. After leaving the service, he attended West Virginia University, Morgantown. In 1959, Richard moved to Parkersburg, where he worked for the IRS for more than 30 years. Since 1976, he was self-employed with his own accounting office in Vienna. Richard was a member of the West Virginia Accounting Association for many years, a member of the Masonic-Blue Lodge and Shriners, both of Charleston, White Shrine of Parkersburg, and of the Vienna Baptist Church. He had worked with the Boy Scouts for over 40 years, and was a scoutmaster with Troop 20. Richard, along with his wife, Carol, enjoyed crafts and their beautiful rose gardens. 

Jesse J. Gregory 
Jesse "Jess" J. Gregory, 77, of Hockingport, died Aug. 28, 2002. 
He was survived by his wife, Phyllis Gregory; son Ronald; step-sons, Danny and Donny; step-daughters, Patricia, Pam and Priscilla; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one uncle, Roy; and one aunt, Dawn. 

Lulu H. Hoover 
Lulu H. Hoover, 90, of Lowell died Aug. 29, 2002, at the Day Spring Health Center, Beverly. 
She was born in Lockney, W.Va., the daughter of the late Letcher and Esther Shock Stump. She had been a homemaker and member of the Pettyville United Methodist Church for 52 years. 

Derry C. Lucky 
Derry Catherine Lucky, 92, of Arcadia Nursing Home, Coolville, formerly of Parkersburg, died Aug. 29, 2002, at Arcadia. 
She was born Oct. 26, 1909, a daughter of the late William Henry and Nancy Ellen Bishop Farley. 

Karen K. Pedigo 
Karen Kate "Anderson" Pedigo, born April 5, 1939, departed this life Aug. 28, 2002. She was the daughter of Lora "Lemley" Anderson and the late William Hugh Anderson. She was born in Jackson County. 
Karen graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1957. She attended college in Columbus, Ohio, and was employed by the Gates McDonald Company for 30 years. She was a member of the Pond Creek Baptist Church. She was also a member of the ladies auxiliary for the Pond Creek Volunteer Fire Department where she served as secretary. 

David W. Powell 
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by a brother, William Rogers Powell; and one sister, Elizabeth Ann Powell. 

Ella M. Propst 
Ella M. Propst, 61, of Vienna died Aug. 29, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital. 
She was born July 30, 1941, a daughter of the late Elhanon W. and Nellie M. Coberly Propst.


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