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Obituaries for Sunday, December 16, 2001

Charles B. Carder

PITTSBORO, N.C. -- Charles B. Carder, 54, of 390 New Salem Church Road, Pittsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at his home.

He was employed at Sierra Pine in Moncure.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon L. Carder; a daughter, Tracie M. Carder of Wilmington; two sons, John D. Carder of Hawaii and Stephen M. Carder of Pittsboro; and two grandchildren, Joshua M. Carder and Whitney B. Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service, 396 West Street, P.O. Box 638, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312

Louise Virginia Cumberledge

CLARKSBURG -- Louise Virginia Cumberledge, age 84, 950 Delaware Street, Clarksburg, WV, died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, in United Hospital Center.

She was born in Clarksburg, March 30, 1917, a daughter of the late Baldwin Day Watson and the late Minnie Mae Barker Watson.

Her husband, James Edward Cumberledge, whom she married February, 15, 1936, preceded her in death on April 17, 1993.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest E. and Maryanne Cumberledge, King of Prussia, Pa., James E. and Sandra Cumberledge, Clarksburg, WV; three daughters, Mrs. Woodrow (Ruth E.) Perkins, Clarksburg, Carolyn Sue Edler, Preston, MO, and Daronda A. Phillips, Clarksburg, WV; one sister, Ruby Walls, Clarksburg, WV; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cumberledge was a homemaker and mother.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, WV, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Holyfield presiding. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Davis-Weaver Service.

Lorin James 'Dink' Elder Sr.

CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Lorin James "Dink" Elder Sr., age 76, of 448 Roane Avenue, Clarksburg, WV, died Friday, December 14, 2001, at 1:30 a.m. in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg following an extended illness.

He was born in Clarksburg, WV, July 3, 1925, a son of the late Oscar and Eunice Davis Elder.

His wife, Betty Jean Cox Elder, preceded him in death in April 1982.

Surviving are two sons, Lorin J. "Skip" Elder Jr., Burton, WV, and Ernest W. "Butch" Elder, Clarksburg, WV; two brothers, the Rev. Dennis Elder, Concord, N.C., and Oscar Elder Jr., Mount Clare, WV; two sisters, Irene Lefler, Albemarle, N.C., and Arjenta Matheny, Reynoldsville, WV; three half-brothers, Jerry and Michael Pat Elder, both of Clarksburg, WV; two half-sisters, Mary Aldrich, Putnam, Conn., and Judy Collins, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a special companion of 18 years, Frances Lymer, Clarksburg, WV; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Elder was also preceded in death by eight brothers.

Mr. Elder was Protestant by faith. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #52 of Clarksburg, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2353, Clarksburg, Meuse Argonne Post #573, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bridgeport American Legion Post #68, and was an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Mountaineer Lodge #78, Clarksburg.

Mr. Elder was a glass worker with Hazel-Atlas, Continental Can Corp., Brockway and Anchor Hocking Glass companies, retiring with over 42 years of service.

Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, December 17, 2001, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Linda W. Roberts conducting the service. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery. The Clarksburg Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold a service at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home. The Color Guard from American Legion Post 13 and VFW Post 573 will accord military graveside rites.

Davis-Weaver Service.

Virginia L. Davis Hardman

BRIDGEPORT -- Virginia L. Davis Hardman, 69, of Box 105, Mt. Clare, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2001 at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

Virginia was born on October 16, 1932, in Mt. Clare, a daughter of the late John Davis and Nina Koch Davis.

Her husband, Richard E. Hardman, whom she married February 23, 1952, survives.

Left behind to honor her memory are her beloved children, Richard E. Hardman Jr. of Mt. Clare, Frank Hardman and his wife Penny of Lost Creek, Michael Glen Hardman and his wife Debra of Mt. Clare, and Jean Hardman Boord of Clarksburg. In addition to her children, Virginia is survived by seven grandchildren, Jeffrey N. Boord II, Craig and David Hardman, Frankie Ryan and Cody Hardman, Stephanie Renee Hardman and Sherri Nicole Hardman; three great-grandchildren, McKenzie and Nicholas Boord and Brittany Hardman; one brother, Willie Davis of Buckhannon; and five half-sisters.

Virginia was a member of the God's Word of Life Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will always be remembered by all who knew her.

In honor of her memory, donations may be made to the God's Word of Life Church, Route 3, Box 145B, Bridgeport, West Virginia, 26330.

A private service was shared by the immediate family. Interment was held in the Lost Creek Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, West Virginia.

Virginia Catherine Toothman Jones

MANNINGTON -- Virginia Catherine Toothman Jones, 73, of Fairmont, WV, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at her residence.

She was born May 7, 1928, at Mannington, WV, a daughter of the late Ray and Lenore Robinson Toothman.

She is survived by 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Lisa and David F. Lucas II, Grafton, Maronee Gail Jones, Fairmont, and Carol and Peter W. Damico, Fairmont; 2 grandsons, Adam F. Lucas, Grafton and David E. Campbell, Fairmont; 3 sisters and 1 brother-in-law, Valerie and Richard Hayes, Mannington, Thelma Knight, Mannington, Verneda King, Tuscon, Arizona, and Virgil Toothman, Fairview.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill David Jones, on July 4, 2000; 1 sister, Loretta Connors; and 1 brother, Darold Toothman.

She was a Christian by faith. She was a registered nurse, having graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Clarksburg. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no funeral home visitation. After cremation, a graveside service will take place at a time to be announced.

Arrangements by Masters Funeral Home in Mannington.

Frank Lucente Sr.

LINCOLN, Neb. -- On December 14, the proud family of Frank Lucente Jr. lost a great man and a gentle soul. He died battling a disease that has little patience for argument or delay. He died heroically with barely a whisper of complaint, with a new understanding of life, and as always teaching his family one final lesson by his example instead of words. God bless him.

Frank, 66 years old, was born November 27, 1935, to Frank and Daisy Lucente of Despard, WV. He leaves behind his beloved wife Dottie of 45 years; 4 sons, Chuck and his wife Sharon with 2 daughters Lucky and Charlie residing in Charleston, WV, Perry and his wife Rose with 2 children Adrianna and Jacob of Annapolis, MD, David and his wife Debbie with their son Joseph residing in Southern, MD, and Tim and his wife Missy and their 3 sons, Nicholas, Travis and Bradon residing in Fredericksburg, VA.

Other survivors include 4 sisters and 3 brothers, Jennie Jenio, Johnny Lucente and Katie Papasidiro of Detroit, MI, Rose, Becky and Joe Lucente of Clarksburg, WV, and David Lucente of Canaan, WV.

He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Tony "Tubby" Lucente.

Memorial services will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Clarksburg, WV, on Saturday, December 22, at 1 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of memorials, donations should be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation.

Aspen Aftercare, Lincoln, Neb., is in charge of arrangements.

Elbert Harold Nuzum

PHILIPPI -- Elbert Harold Nuzum, age 71, a resident of Rockwood, Michigan, and a former resident of Carrollton Community, Volga, West Virginia, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, in the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan. He was born January 10, 1930, at Carrollton Community, Volga, West Virginia, a son of the late Rex and Eva (Barker) Nuzum.

Surviving are 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and John Oakes, South Charleston, West Virginia, Karen and Randall Adams, Agnes and Doug Murphy and Cheryl and Charles Crouse, all of Philippi, West Virginia; 1 brother, Darious Nuzum, Philippi, West Virginia.

He was a graduate of Philippi High School with the class of 1947. Mr. Nuzum retired as a truck driver from General Motors. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Army.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut Street, Philippi, after 3 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alicia Rapking officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Mausoleum. American Legion Post 44 will conduct full military rites.

Wright Funeral Home service.

N. Maude Post

BARBOURSVILLE -- N. Maude Post, 92, formerly of Salem, WV and the last few years has resided in Barboursville, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001. She was born Feb. 28, 1909 in Wolf Summit, WV, a daughter of the late Samuel Clevenger Pitts and Cecelia Swiger Pitts. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was a long-time member of the Sycamore Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Post; two sons, Jack Edward Post and R. Fred Post; two brothers, Maurice Pitts and Jack B. Pitts; one sister, Bessie Davisson; and a grandson, Robert D. Flouhouse.

She is survived by two daughters, Roberta L. Derby of Bedford, Mass., and Barbara A. Flouhouse of Barboursville; two sons, Charles K. Post of Center Point, Louisiana and Roger N. Post of Livingston, Texas; a half-brother, John B. Pitts of Salem, WV; three half-sisters, Clevestine Haught, Lula Alystock and Judith Pitts. She has 17 surviving grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001 at the K of P Memorial Park, Salem, WV. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Harbert Funeral Chapel, 287 W. Main Street, Salem, WV.

Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, is in charge of arrangements.

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