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Vera Blake 
REEDY - Vera Blake, 81 of Reedy died Friday, March 14, 2003, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer. 
She was born April 2, 1921, in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Curtis Lee and Icy Mae Church Starcher. She was a homemaker, secretary of Blake and Blake Construction, Springdale, Ohio, former employee of the Spencer Hospital and Kellwood Corp., Spencer. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Rodney K. Britton 
PARKERSBURG - Rodney Kenneth Britton, 67, of Parkersburg passed away March 14, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born at Pullman, W.Va., the son of the late William J. and LaVaughn Beal Britton. 

Carl C. Coffman 
PARKERSBURG - Carl C. Coffman, 74, of Parkersburg died March 14, 2003, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 
He was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Sprague, W.Va., a son of the late Charles C. and Ada Gwinn Coffman. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946, graduated in 1949 from Airborne School in Benning, Ga., and then served in Korea as a ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1952, he served in the Army National Guard until his retirement. He was also retired from Diamond Glass and was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, trustee and president of his Sunday school class. 

Anna M. Colombo 
PARKERSBURG - Anna Margaret Lehosit Colombo, 89, of Parkersburg passed away March 14, 2003, at the Wilows Nursing Home. 
She was born Oct. 13, 1913, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a daughter of the late Steven and Anna Skocik Lehosit. Throughout her life, Anna was involved in Colombo's Restaurant, where she enjoyed the customers and her family. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Parkersburg. 

John W. Crouser 
WASHINGTON, W.Va. - John W. Crouser, 76, of Washington died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at his residence. 
He was born April 18, 1926, in Spencer, a son of the late Cecil and Betty Miller Crouser. He was with the class of 1943 of Glmer High School, a member of the Quarter Century Club & Veterans of Wars. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the European conflict. He was an avid skier and boater. 

Glen M. Flint 
PARKERSBURG - Glen M. Flint, 75, of Parkersburg passed away March 14, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital following an extended illness. 
He was born July 27, 1927, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Daniel M. and Wilmadine Miller Flint. Glen served in the U.S. Marine Corps and also was retired from the Flint Optical Co. after 30 years of service. He was an early land developer and owned Rocking F. Ranch in Little Hocking where outdoor music festivals were held. 

Donald G. Goudy 
PARKERSBURG - Donald G. Goudy, 71, of Parkersburg died March 14, 2003, at Wyngate. 
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Adam and Bessie Riley Goudy. 

Melvin Jarrell 
RAVENSWOOD - Melvin "Bill" Carter Jarrell, 80, died March 15, 2003, in the Ravenswood Village. 
He was born March 27, 1922. 

Trixie E. Lee 
SPENCER - Trixie E. Lee, 86, of Spencer died March 14, 2003, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer. 
She was born Aug. 19, 1916, in Spencer, a daughter of the late Otmer and Campsa Short Pursley. 

Catherine A. Linger 
WESTON - Catherine Ann Linger, 81, of Weston died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Worthington Manor in Parkersburg where she had resided since 1998. 
She was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Charles and Susie Woodruff Wagoner. 

Dortha B. McCloud 
VIENNA - Dortha Kathleen Brannon McCloud, 79, of Vienna died March 14, 2003, at Valley Center, South Charleston. 
She was born May 20, 1923, at Leon, W.Va., the daughter of the late William Artemas and Lucy Jane Casto Brannon. 

General C. Nichols 
CONSTITUTION - General C. Nichols, 92, of Constitution, Ohio, died Thursday, March, 13, 2003. 
He was born in Roane County, W.Va., and spent most of his life at Constitution. 

Ruth Fore Simon 
PARKERSBURG -Ruth Fore Simon, 73, of Parkersburg died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Camden Clark Hospital. 

CHRISTIAN COLE STARR 
MARIETTA - Christian Cole Starr, born March 13, 2003, passed that evening. 

Kathleen Walters 
ELENBORO - Kathleen V. ''Katy'' Walters, 83, of Ellenboro, W.Va., went to be with her Lord Friday, March 14, 2003, at Parkersburg. 

Vona Lea Allman 
VINCENT - Vona Lea Allman, 72, of Vincent died March 13, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
She was born in July 11, 1930, in Cairo, a daughter of the late Earl and Leota Elder Hudkins. She worked for the Wood County Board of Education and raised several foster children. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Parkersburg. 

Lois Ann Bowers 
BELPRE - Lois Ann Shrider Bowers, 62, of Belpre died at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2003, at her residence. 
She was born Oct. 12, 1940 in Glenford, Ohio, the daughter of the late George and Mae Albert Shrider. She was a 1958 graduate of Glenford High School and a member of the Pleasant View United Methodist Church in Belpre. 

Archie Cantwell Jr. 
BELMONT - Archie Coy Cantwell Jr., 76, of Belmont died March 13, 2003, at his residence. 
He was born Dec. 27, 1926, at Greenwood, W.Va., a son of the late Archie Coy Sr. and Edith M. Waldo Cantwell. He was retired from Pleasants County Board of Education where he was a school bus driver for 37 years. He was water and sewer superintendent for the City of Belmont until his retirement in 1989. He owned and operated A&A TV Sales in Belmont and then went into partnership with his brother, Robert, and opened a second store in St. Marys. They renamed the business Cantwell Appliances. They closed the business in 1974. He was in partnership with Robert Rogers in Rogers Excavating until they retired. Archie was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church and a past superintendent of the Sunday school there. He was the youngest elected mayor of Belmont at the age of 24 and served for 14 consecutive years as mayor. While serving as mayor he was able to get city water and sewer installed and the streets paved with the help of council and the people of Belmont. He was a charter member of the Grant-Jefferson Lions Club where he served as secretary-treasurer. He was a volunteer member and a lieutenant in the Belmont Fire Department and enjoyed working at the Annual Belmont Carnival where he called Bingo. He received his 50 year pin from the St. Marys Masonic Lodge No. 41 AF and AM two years ago. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as Third Class Petty Officer in the Sea Bees on Okinawa as a heavy equipment operator. When he was in high school, Archie was selected to play in the 11th annual North-South football game in recognition of his record as one of West Virginia's most outstanding high school players on Aug. 18, 1944, at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. 

Sheila C. Carder 
PARKERSBURG - Sheila C. Carder, 52, of West Virginia No. Nine, Parkersburg passed away March 13, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. 
She was born in Fort Bragg, N.C., on April 15, 1950. Mrs. Carder was a 1968 graduate of Parkersburg High School, a 1969 graduate of Mountain State College, was of the Methodist faith, was a homemaker and enjoyed camping and the mountains. 

Hazel Casto 
VIENNA - Hazel R. Casto, 92, of Vienna died March 14, 2003, at the Arbors Nursing Facility, Marietta. 
Arrangements will be announced by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna. 

Carl Coffman 
PARKERSBURG - Carl Coffman, 74, of Parkersburg died March 14, 2003, at Cleveland Clinic. 
Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. 

Anna M. Colombo 
PARKERSBURG - Anna M. Lehosit Colombo, 89, of Parkersburg, mother of Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo, died March 14, 2003, at the Willows Nursing Center, Parkersburg. 
Arrangements will be announced by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg. 

John W. Crouser 
WASHINGTON - John W. Crouser, 76, of Washington died March 14, 2003, at his residence. 
Arrangements will be announced by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg. 

Glen M. Flint 
PARKERSBURG - Glen M. Flint, 75, of Parkersburg died March 14, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. 
Arrangements will be announced by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg. 

Beatrice Geib 
PARKERSBURG - Beatrice "Betty" Geib, 82, of Parkersburg departed this life Friday, March 14, 2003, in Parkersburg. 
Mrs. Geib was born April 22, 1920, in Clarksburg, W.Va. She was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the Class of 1939 and attended Mountain State Business College of Parkersburg. In 1941, she accepted employment with the Western Union Telegraph Company in Washington, D.C., as a teletype operator and later worked for the American Red Cross. In 1978, she retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 

Donald G. Goudy 
PARKERSBURG - Donald G. Goudy, 71, of Parkersburg died March 14, 2003, at Wyngate. 
Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. 

Ralph L. Huck 
VINCENT - Ralph L. Huck, 75, of Vincent died Friday, March 14, 2003, in Marietta. 
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth and Nelson; four daughters, Sharon, Rebecca, Diane and Debbie; seven brothers; and four sisters. 

Belva J. Reed 
GAY, W.Va. - Belva Jean Reed, 67, of Gay, W.Va., died March 14, 2003. 
Survivors are her husband, Paul; one son, Timothy; four daughters, Debra, Belinda, Donna and Barbara; and three brothers, Junior, James and Chris; three sisters, Virginia, Lucy and Joyce. 

W. Schreckengost 
WAVERLY - William R. Schreckengost Sr., 67, of Waverly died March 13, 2003 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Thurl Bunk and Hazel Marie Andrews Schreckengost. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He had worked for the Asbestos Worker Union Local 80. He was a 41 year member of the Williamstown Masonic Lodge No. 129 AF and AM. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite of Parkersburg, a York Rite, and a member of Calvary Commandery No. 3 of Parkersburg. He was a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 58 of Williamstown and of the Ogden United Methodist Church. 

James P. Taylor 
MINNORA - James P. Taylor, 73, of Minnora died March 12, 2003, in Findlay, Ohio, following a long illness 
He was born in Kanawha County, Sept. 20, 1929, a son of Mrs. Thelma Foreman Taylor of Morgantown, W.Va., and the late Cecil M. Taylor. He was a member of the Minnora United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Alaska. He was a graduate of Clay County High School and attended the University of Charleston. 

Mary Jane Burns 
MARIETTA - Mary Jane Burns, 75, of Marietta, died March 11, 2003, at the Arbors at Marietta. 
Survivors include two sons, William and Michael Nixon; five daughters, Helen McNeely, Karen Nixon, Jean Myers, Linda Warfield and Janice Robinson;14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, James Walker; and one sister, Ruth Ann Henson. 

Archie Cantwell Jr. 
BELMONT - Archie Coy Cantwell Jr., 76, of Belmont died March 13, 2003, at his residence. 

Sheila C. Carder 
PARKERSBURG - Sheila C. Life Carder, 52, of West Virginia 9, Parkersburg, died March 13, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. 

William Dellinger 
MINERAL WELLS - William "David" Dellinger, 46, of Mineral Wells died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born July 20, 1956, in Parkersburg, a son of Vernon D. Dellinger and the late Edith (Wilson) Dellinger. He had been employed by Forma Scientific of Marietta and Challenger Electric of Parkersburg. He was a member of Lauckport Baptist Church, was an Eagle Scout, enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman. 

Della Hackathorn 
ST. MARYS - Della V. Hackathorn, 88, of West Virginia One, St. Marys died March 12, 2003, at Harmar Place, Marietta. 
She was born May 21, 1914, near Schultz, Pleasants County, a daughter of the late William H. and Sarah J. Dearth Moore. She was the salutatorian of St. Marys High School graduating class of 1936. She worked for several years in Building 72 Lab at the American Cyanamid and was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church of Schultz. 

Gary Hendershot 
MARIETTA - Gary Gordon Hendershot, 53, died Monday, March 10, 2003. 
He is survived by his mother, Leora Morgenstern; one sister, Lana Bartkiewicz; one brother, Larry Hendershot; two nephews; and four nieces. 

Clyde C. Houchin 
ARNOLDSBURG - Clyde C. Houchin, 84, of Arnoldsburg died March 12, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg. 
Born in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late Grover C. and Stella Metheney Houchin. He was a retired operator for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Ohio Local No. 18. He was a member of the Minnora I00F and the Beech Church. 

Jimmy Nichols 
GAY - Jimmy Nichols, 61, of Gay, W.Va., died March 12, 2003, at his home. 
He was born Feb. 13, 1942, in Jackson County. He was a farmer and sawmill worker and enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

Samuel Randolph 
RAVENSWOOD - Samuel Avis Randolph, 89, of Ravenswood died March 12, 2003. 
Survivors are one daughter, Marguerite Randolph Goff; six grandchildren, Leanna Gladden, Paula Goff, Debbie Cowgill, Brenda Beckett, Randy Randolph, and Kathy Carpenter; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Eloise Sperati 
PARKERSBURG - Eloise Morris Sperati, 86, of Parkersburg died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg. 

She was born March 13, 1917, in Blair, Neb., a daughter of the late Harry L. and Louise Eller Morris. Mrs. Sperati was a homemaker. She was a former associate editor of the 14th edition of the Dewey Decimal classification. She worked at the resource center of the Alexis I. duPont High School in Wilmington, Del. She attended Dana College in Blair, Neb., and was graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1938. Mrs. Sperati received her library science degree in 1940 from the University of Illinois. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Blair and was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg. 

John B. Tryon 
MARIETTA - John B. Tryon, 55, of Marietta died Thursday, March 13, 2003. 
He was born March 5, 1948, in Marietta to the late John R. and Edna Bercher Tryon. He was a graduate of Marietta High School and had been employed at Tryon Roofing. 

Owen L. Weldon 
RAVENSWOOD - Owen Lawrence Weldon, 78, of Ravenswood, died March 12, 2003, at his home. 
He was born Nov. 7, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of Owen Joseph and Mary W. Donnelly Weldon.He was a graduate of Youngstown State and was a 35 year manager for Kaiser Aluminum. He was a member of the DAV, VFW in Parkersburg, Knights of Columbus, St. Matthew Catholic Church of Ravenswood, American Legion in Parkersburg, and the Point Pleasant Moose Club. 

M. Worthington 
LOWELL - Martha A. Worthington, 76, of Lowell died Thursday. 
She was retired from Washington County Public Library. 

W. Robert Cain 
PARKERSBURG - W. Robert Cain, 75, died March 11, 2003, at his home in Parkersburg. 

Eloise D. Comer 
SANDYVILLE - Eloise Dorothy Comer, 74, of Sandyville departed this life Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at the Hubbard Hospice House following a long illness. 
She was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Otto, W.Va., a daughter of the late Marshall D. and Eupha Bissell Keffer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fellowship Church in Ravenswood. 

Lillian Fitzpatrick 
PARKERSBURG - Lillian Frances Fitzpatrick, a lifelong resident of Parkersburg, left this earth March 11, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, Texas. 
She was a lady in every sense of the word; a talented artist, an entertainer, a gifted pianist and singer know for her quick wit and sensitivity. Frances Fitzpatrick was a limitless source of joy and laughter. As a wife, mother and grandmother she was unparalleled. 

Mary J. Giddings 
LITTLE HOCKING - Mary J. Giddings, 87, of Little Hocking died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
She was born Jan. 23, 1916, in Decatur Township, Washington County, daughter of the late Simeon and Mattie Wilmoth Mellon. She was a homemaker and retired form the Washington County Children's Home in Marietta. She was a member of the Decatur United Methodist Church. 

Mary Hersman 
LAKELAND, Fla. - Mary Hersman, 96, of Lakeland, Fla., died Tuesday, March 11, 2003. 
She is survived by her son, Frederick "Jack" Ash; two brothers, James H. Yoho and his wife, Betty, and Blondia; two sisters-in-law, Leona Yoho and Thelma Yoho; and several nieces and nephews. 

Vivian E. Manson 
PARKERSBURG - Vivian E. Manson, 78, of Parkersburg died March 10, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Tillman and Pansy Trippett Starkey. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Marietta Beauty College and Charleston Beauty Academy. She was a beautician and retired from the V.I.P. Hair Salon in Grantsville. She most recently enjoyed volunteering her time and services for the MOVRC at the Family Crisis Intervention Center where she was a foster grandparent. She attended Parkview United Methodist Church and was a member of Knott's Memorial United Methodist Church in Grantsville. 

Charles McNemar 
PARKERSBURG - Charles A. McNemar, 93, of Parkersburg died March 12, 2003, at his residence. 
He was born Aug. 18, 1909 in Harrisville, a son of the late Joseph Arron and Laura M. Harden McNemar. He was retired from Ideal Box Company after 28 years of service. 

Jacob F. Otto 
COLUMBUS, Ind. - Jacob F. "Jake" Otto, 89, of Columbus, Ind., formerly of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Silver Oaks Health Campus, Indiana. 
He was born May 10, 1913, in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late Jacob H. and Marie (Fletcher) Otto. He was a 1931 graduate of Linsly Military Institute, a 1935 graduate of Washington Jefferson College, and a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He retired in 1978 as plant accountant for American Cyanamid Company. In 1982, he became the founder and president of Worthington Senior Men's Golf Association in Parkersburg. He served as first vice president of Ohio Valley Shrine Club and was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 3 Mt. Olive AF and AM, Nemesis Temple of the Shrine, Ben Bey Grotto, Elks Lodge 198 and Stout Methodist Church, all in Parkersburg. 

James A. Piggott Jr. 
PARKERSBURG - James A. Piggott Jr., 46, of Parkersburg died March 11, 2003, at his residence. 
He was born in 1958, a son of James A. Sr. and Roberta Riddle Piggott of Parkersburg. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Church of Christ. 

Flo L. Starcher 
SPENCER - Flo Laughlin Starcher, 81, of Spencer died Tuesday, March 11, 2003. 
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Florence Hall; two brothers, Brice and Gene Laughlin; four grandchildren, Kevin Carr, Ron Carr, John Carr, and Lisa Whytsell; six great-grandchildren; and a monumental ex-daughter-in-law, Mrs. Patricia Wayne. 

Walter Taylor 
PARKERSBURG - Walter "Bud" Taylor, 67, of Parkersburg died March 12, 2003, at his residence under Hospice care. 
He was born in Troy July 31, 1935, a son of the late Ralph and Freda Cole Taylor. He retired from Weirton Steel after 35 years of service with the company. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. 

James M. Waldron 
PARKERSBURG - James Matthew Waldron, infant son of Amy Beth Waldron of Parkersburg, passed away March 10, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He is survived by one brother, Joel Waldron of Parkersburg; maternal grandparents, Chris and Marcella Waldron of Belleville, and Karen and John Cayton of Vienna; great-grandmothers, Betty McCleary and Wilma Starcher. 

RAYMOND GEORGE WEST 
CAIRO - Raymond George West, 78, of Nutter Farm Community, Cairo, departed this life and entered his eternal life Friday, March 14, 2003, at Parkersburg, after a brief illness. 

Lillian J. Ball 
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Lillian J. Ball, 86, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at University Park Nursing Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. 
She was born in Parkersburg and was a secretary with Fort Wayne Community schools for 30 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. 

Ruth Basham 
WAVERLY Hall, Ga. - Ruth Sutherland Basham, 76, of Waverly Hall, Ga., died March 10, 2003, in Warm Springs, Ga. 
She was born in Charleston, a daughter of the late Floyd and Flossie Keeney Sutherland. 

Alvin E. Patterson 
NEW MATAMORAS - Alvin Eugene "Gene" Patterson, 69, of New Matamoras died Monday, March 10, 2003. 
He is survived by his mother, Marie; his wife, Marilyn, three stepsons, Brian, Todd, and Mark; two grandchildren; and his faithful dog, Princess. 

Dorothy Walter 
Dorothy "Jo" Walter, 77, of Belpre, died March 11, 2003, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
She was born in Cheshire, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Ralph Listen and Gusta Jane Tipton Burnette. She was a member of the Mullen Memorial Baptist Church. She volunteered for St. Joseph's Hospital for several years and spent a lot of her free time at the Belpre Public Library. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Middleport, Ohio. 

Janet M. Williams 
CHARLESTON - Janet Marie Williams, 60, of Charleston died March 10, 2003. 
She is survived by three sisters, Trudee Kondos of Gambrills, Md., Donna Davidson of Gambrills, Md., and Karen Lawson of Ravenswood. 

Frank B. Willis 
WAVERLY - Frank B. Willis, 74, of Waverly passed away March 11, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
Frank was born in Waverly, a son of the late Marion B. and Della Haines Willis. He was a 57 year member of the Carpenters Local Union No. 899 and enjoyed farming. 

Fannie M. Davis 
PARKERSBURG - Fannie Marie Davis, 82, a resident of the Willows Nursing Center in Parkersburg, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at the nursing facility. 
She was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Campbellsville, Ky., a daughter of the late Robert and Pearl (Dudgeon) Morrison. Mrs. Davis had retired from the Sylvania Electric Company of Winchester, Ky., where she was an operator. She enjoyed a good game of bingo and playing the horses. She was a Baptist by faith. 

Mazie F. Elliott 
WALKER - Mazie F. Elliott, 67, of Walker died March 9, 2003, at her residence. 
She was born in Sistersville, a daughter of the late James and Mary Shuman. She attended the Church of Christ and was a homemaker. 

Elizabeth M. Funk 
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Elizabeth Marie Funk, 93, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died March 7, 2003, at Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie residence. 
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Wagner and Suzanne Crawford, both of Port St. Lucie; one son, John M. Funk Jr. of Melbourne, Fla.; one sister, Mary Simmons of Zephyrhills, Fla.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Edith E. Hickman 
RIPLEY - Edith E. Hickman, 85, of Ripley died March 10, 2003. 
She is survived by four daughters, Gerri Powers of Ripley, Terri Wilson of Richmond, Va., Barbara Hemby of Millwood, and Brenda Carpenter of Spencer; and one brother, Charles Lattimer of Cumberland, Md. 

Lee D. Johnson 
PARKERSBURG - Lee D. Johnson, 79, of Parkersburg died March 10, 2003, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Wendell H. and Minnie B. Bryan Johnson. He had retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 18 where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church and the North Parkersburg Kiwanis Club. 

Marie B. Jones 
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -Marie B. Jones passed away March 10, 2003, in Indianapolis, Ind., after an extended illness. 
She was born March 30, 1917, to Brooks B. and Emma Ferrell in Spencer. She was a member of the Spencer Church of the Nazarene. Her civic and social activities included many years of volunteering for the West Virginia Black Walnut Festival committee, serving one year as president, Hill and Hollow Garden club, Stitch and Chatter club, Girl Scout leader, PTA, and many others. 

Betty Luzader 
GLENVILLE - Betty Heater Luzader, 76, of Glenville departed this life at 4:15 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2003, at Arbors of Marietta Nursing Home following an extended illness. 
She was born March 28, 1926, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Paul Heater and Lucille Harvey Gaines. Mrs. Luzader was a 1943 graduate of Weston High School and a member of Glenville First Baptist Church. 

Dixie J. Meadows 
COTTAGEVILLE - Dixie Jeanette Meadows, 70, of Cottageville died March 10, 2003. 
She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Salmons and her husband, Gary; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Lester K. Roberts 
PARKERSBURG - Lester Kermit Roberts,83, of Summit Road, Parkersburg, died March 13, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Coy Ray and Verna Irene Frost Roberts. He retired from Union Carbide after 35 years and was a member of Parkersburg VFW Post 1212. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and also served as a sergeant in the 26th Infantry, 1st Division, Company A, also known as the ''Big Red One,'' and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. 

Elizabeth E. Rose 
PARKERSBURG - Elizabeth E. Rose, 95, died March 10, 2003, in Parkersburg. She was a resident of Sunbridge Care Facility since 1997, and formerly Frostproof, Fla. 
She was born July 3, 1907, in Allingdale, Nicholas County, W.Va., the daughter of Charles Mitchel and Fanny Keen Rowe. She attended Glenville State College and was a teacher in Webster and Nicholas counties for 20 years. She was a member of Frostproof Methodist Church. 

Ethel G. Sullivan 
GRAFTON, Ohio - Ethel G. Sullivan, 99, of Grafton, Ohio, died Monday, March 3, 2003. 
Survivors include four daughters, Millie, Macel, Marjorie, and Marilyn; one son, Fred Sullivan; 21 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great grandson; one sister, Evelena; and one brother, Denzel. 

Ellen A. VanFossen 
PARKERSBURG - Ellen Alva VanFossen, 97, of Parkersburg, died March 10, 2003, at The Willows. 
She was born in Wood County, daughter of the late Luther and Zeffie Allen. She was retired from St. Joseph's Hospital as a nursing assistant and a member of the Broadway Avenue Baptist Church. 

Naomi F. Daugherty 
MINERAL WELLS - Naomi F. Daugherty, 80, of Mineral Wells died March 8, 2003, as a result of an automobile accident. 
She was born in Webster County, a daughter of the late Richard and Dilly Mollahan. She owned and operated Daugherty Propane and Supplies with her husband, the late Richard L. Daugherty. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and the Daughters of America J.R.O.U.A.M. 

Eleanor Dewees 
BELPRE - Eleanor Dewees, 82, of Belpre passed away March 9, 2003, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. 
She was born Nov. 5, 1920, in Calhoun County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Alvy and Lona Gay Freshour. She worked for Doe Miller Sons for 25 years and retired in 1993. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. 

Virginia Lee Dunn 
NEW MATAMORAS - Virginia Lee Dunn, 74, of New Matamoras died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the Arbors at Marietta. 
She was born March 13, 1928, in Sistersville. Dunn was the daughter of Roy Morgan and Blanche Cooper. 

F. Ray Grimm 
SPENCER - F. Ray Grimm, 82, of Spencer, W.Va., died March 8, 2003, at Marietta Memorial Hospital after a long illness. 
He was born June 29, 1920, in Roane County, a son of the late Ed and Goldie Short Grimm. He was retired from the McIntosh and Grimm oil field business with over 50 years of services, was a member of American Legion Post 21 and the Boggs Fork Community Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. 

Naomi M. Lewis 
VIENNA - Naomi M. Lewis, 86, of Vienna died March 9, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. 
She was born in Marion County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Tawnie and Minnie Kittle Boyce. Mrs. Lewis was a member of Vienna Baptist Church and Foster Grandma at St. Joseph's Hospital for over 10 years. 

George E. Lyons 
PARKERSBURG - George E. Lyons, 59, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. 
He was born Dec. 31, 1943, in Parkersburg, the son of G. Earl and Clara B. Lyons, both of Parkersburg. 

Edith Mackey 
SHINNSTON, W.Va. - Edith Lorrine Lieving Mackey, 83, of Shinnston, W.Va., died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at her residence. 
She was born Feb. 9, 1920, at Macfarlin, Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Jasper Harold and Olia Jane Wilson Lieving. 

James Morrison 
MARIETTA - James P. (J.P.) Morrison, 81, of Marietta, Ohio, formerly of Big Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was a resident of The Heartland Nursing Home in Marietta. 
He was born Nov. 20, 1921, at Freed, W.Va., a son of the late Frank and Effie Smith Morrison. He was a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church at Big Springs. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1941. He had worked many years in the oil fields and had retired from Buckeye Oil. 

Rev. 'Preacher' Parsons 
COTTAGEVILLE - The Rev. Lawrence P. ''Preacher'' Parsons, 81, of Cottageville died March 8, 2003. 
He became an ordained minister in 1956 and had a radio ministry from Ravenswood for 32 years. 

Geraldine F. Sams 
BELLEVILLE - Geraldine Flinn Sams, 88, of Belleville, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord March 9, 2003. 
She is survived by her daughter, Marlene Carpenter, one granddaughter, Jeri Roton and her husband Luther, two grandsons, George N. Carpenter and Michael J. Carpenter; and one great-grandson, Josef Carpenter. 

Hazel R. Casto 
VIENNA - Hazel R. Casto, 92, of Vienna passed away March 14, 2003, at The Arbors of Marietta. 
She was born in Rochester, Pa., a daughter of the late Thomas and Hattie Firestone Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Vienna. 

Beulah Childers 
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Beulah E. Miller Childers, 91, formerly of Parkersburg, died March 8, 2003 in Pittsburgh, Pa. 
She was born Aug. 9, 1911, in Parkersburg. She was the daughter of the late Ray W. and Ruby Page Miller. Childers was a 1930 graduate of Parkersburg High School. She was employed by the American Viscose Company and retired from Kesterson's Fabric Care Service as a bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, where she had served on the Board of Trustees, was past president of the United Methodist Women and member of the Wesleyan Circle and the Friendship Sunday School class. 

Harvey Graham 
MARIETTA - Harvey W. Graham, 90, of Marietta and a former resident of Barlow, died March 8, 2003, in Harmar Place. 
He had spent 40 years as a teacher and school administrator and had been in the Washington County School System for 27 years. In 1969, he was named superintendent of the Washington County Joint Vocational School and was president of Washington County Technical College. 

Bruce E. Knight 
ST. MARYS - Bruce Edward Knight, 62, of St. Marys died March 8, 2003, at the Arbors of Marietta. 
He was born June 16, 1940, in St. Marys, W.Va., a son of Bruce W. Knight of St. Marys and the late Mary Frances Rea Knight. He was a 1958 graduate of St. Marys High School and retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. He was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church. He had worked for the former Quaker State Oil Refinery, was formerly employed with the Pleasants County Emergency Squad and had been a dispatcher with the Pleasants County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of VFW Post 222, his hobbies included golfing and fishing and he was a former coffee drinker. 

Minnie H. Weaver 
WADESVILLE - Minnie H. Weaver, 98, of Wadesville passed away March 8, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
She was born June 27, 1904, at Wadesville, a daughter of the late John Wesley and Elizabeth Phillips Smith. Minnie had been a member of the Serepta Baptist Church for 78 years and was the oldest living member of the church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a former employee of American Viscose, a member of the Seniors Citizens, enjoyed crochet and was a homemaker. 

Nelson L. Wells 
ORLANDO - Nelson L. Wells, 92, a resident for the past six years of FriendSheep Farm Bed and Breakfast Retreat, Orlando, Gilmer County, formerly of Sand Fork, W.Va., died Friday, March 7, 2003, at his residence following an unexpected illness. 
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Glenville, the Rev. Michael Ford officiating. Burial in Weston Masonic Cemetery, Weston, W.Va. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville and for one hour prior to services at the church.


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