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Obituaries for Friday, April 12, 2002

Betty Irene Carpenter

SHINNSTON -- Betty Irene Carpenter, 79, of Peora, died at 7:10 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2002, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont, following a brief illness.

She was born February 24, 1923, at Peora, a daughter of the late Charles C. and Cora Cox Carpenter, and stepmother, Iva Myrtle Carpenter.

She is survived by 2 brothers, Charles Carpenter, Phoenix, Arizona, and David Carpenter, Clarksburg; 2 sisters, Mary Rose Carpenter and Ina Jean Carpenter, both of Peora; 1 sister-in-law, Betty Burge Carpenter, Shinnston; 5 nieces and nephews, Leslie Carpenter, Clarksburg, Steve, Scott and Jeff Carpenter, all of Arizona, and Chris Reed, Erlanger, Ky.

One brother, Don Carpenter, also preceded her in death.

Miss Carpenter retired from Owens Illinois, Fairmont in 1980. She was a member of Peora United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Toni Beecher officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.

Janice A. Cogar

NUTTER FORT -- Janice A. Cogar, 48, of Lost Creek, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. She was born in Clarksburg on September 16, 1953, a daughter of the late Lawrence "Jack" and Christine Bennett Riel.

She is survived by her husband, Roger, whom she married September 1, 1973.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and George Leonard, Lost Creek, Ladonna and Frank Cabo, Mount Clare; a son, Keith W. Cogar, at home; and her grandson, Robert James "Little Bob" Leonard; a sister, Janet Molisee, Virginia; and 4 brothers, Bruce Riel, Rockford, James Riel, Salem, Chuck Riel, Virginia, and Larry Bennett, PA; and her mother-in-law, Geneva Cogar, Lost Creek.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Kemper Cogar.

Janice and Roger were co-owners of J&R Excavating for over 20 years, and she had previously worked at Kroger and was employed at Phar-Mor until her illness. She was a member of Horizons Church, a graduate of South Harrison High School, and held her real estate license. She was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed crafts, crocheting, walking, and spending time with her family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Big God Youth, c/o Horizons Church, P.O. Box 4296, Clarksburg, WV 26302.

Friends will be received at the Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, on Friday from 1-9 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, Lost Creek, with Pastor Quint Pitts presiding.

Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home.

Edna Dale Gregg

SALEM -- Edna Dale Gregg, 89, of Route 2, Big Flint Community, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2002, in a local nursing home, following a brief illness.

She was born October 6, 1912, at Burning Springs, WV, the daughter of the late Harley and Abbie Shucks Enoch. Her husband, Harley L. Gregg, died February 8, 2000.

Surviving are three sons, Eugene D. Gregg, Bridgeport, Franklin Gregg and wife, Nancy of Knoxville, Tenn., and Perry E. Gregg and wife Dortha of Walker, WV; four daughters, Mrs. Gary (Ellen) Deem of Vienna, Mrs. Willis (Arie Mae) Ash, Big Flint, Mrs. Ron (Captilla) Raymond, Albany, Ohio, and Elizabeth Ann Righter, Bridgeport; two brothers, George and wife Ernie Lyons of Georgia, William (Billy) and wife Marlene Lyons of Big Flint; one sister, Ethel Liston, Uniontown, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Christopher Guy Deem and by two sisters, Irene Adams and Pansy Childers; and by her stepfather William Lyons.

Mrs. Gregg was a member of the Evergreen United Methodist Church and was a former custodian at Salem College.

Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at the South Fork Baptist Church, near Oxford. The Rev. Arden Beck and the Rev. John Gibson will preside. Interment in the South Fork Baptist Cemetery.

Helen Heltzel Hay

SHINNSTON-- Helen Heltzel Hay, 81, of Worthington, died at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont.

She was born January 22, 1921, in Viropa, a daughter of the late Virgil Glenn and Edith Irene Bradley Heltzel.

Mrs. Hay was preceded in death by her husband Harry "Buck" Hay Sr., who died April 12, 1984.

She is survived by 1 son, David "Captain" Hay and his wife Teresa, Conway, S.C.; 1 sister Betty Heltzel, Fairmont; special nieces and nephews, John and Carolyn, Scott, Todd and Lisa Gillespie; several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Hay retired from the Marion County Assessor's office in 1983. She was a member of the Central Christian Church "Disciples of Christ" in Fairmont and OES Chapter 103 in Shinnston.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday with Pastor Paul Rebelo officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.

Anita Bernyce Mace

BRIDGEPORT -- Anita Bernyce Mace of Oral Lake Road, Bridgeport, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following an extended illness.

She was born on Sept. 29, 1938, in Clarksburg, WV, the daughter of the late Holly and Neva Mace of Stonewood.

Bernyce was preceded in death by two brothers, Merwyn "Mert" Mace of Stonewood, and Cary Ray Mace of Columbus, OH; and one nephew, Gary Mace of Nutter Fort.

She is survived by one sister, Patricia "Patty" Cook of Bridgeport; one brother and sister-in-law, James "Jim" and Conda Mace of Bridgeport; two sisters-in-law, Alberta Mace of Stonewood, and Patti Mace of Columbus, Ohio. She is also survived by several nephews and one niece, Stacy Mace, Jerry Mace, Michael Cook, Robert Cook, David Cook, Greg Mace, Kevin Mace and Kelly Mace.

Bernyce was a graduate of Temple University in Pennsylvania, where she received her nursing degree. She worked as a registered nurse at Roxborough Hospital in Philadelphia and Intra Corp. of Hatfield, both in Pennsylvania. She retired in 1994 and moved to Bridgeport, where she resided with her sister Patty.

She was a member of the Meadowbrook Church of Christ in Bridgeport.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, on Saturday at 11 a.m., at which time a Memorial Service will be conducted with Chad Donley of Meadowbrook Church of Christ presiding. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that contributions be made, in memoriam, to your local Diabetes Association.

Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Betty Jo Smith Seal

BRIDGEPORT -- Betty Jo Smith Seal, age 69, of Rt. 4, Box 1350, Salem, Grass Run Community, departed this life Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

She was born in Doddridge County, West Virginia, on August 16, 1932, a daughter of the late Carsie O. Smith and Lois Sinnett Smith.

Her husband, Clayton Frank Seal, whom she married December 20, 1952, survives.

Also surviving are her two sisters and brothers-in-law, Arlena and Lavere Cummings of Wolf Summit, and Karen and Lewis Shepherd of Oxford. In addition to her sisters, she is survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Seal was preceded in death by one brother, Argil L. Smith.

Mrs. Seal was retired from RD Wilson with 30 years of service. Mrs. Seal's favorite pastimes included reading and spending time with Flash, her beloved cat. She was Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Kenny Kendall presiding. Interment will follow in the Marshville Cemetery, Marshville.

Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Arthur Ray Taylor

JANE LEW -- Arthur Ray Taylor, 72, of RR 2, Jane Lew (Kincheloe), died at 5:25 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2002, in the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, following a long illness.

He was born on August 15, 1929, in Calhoun County, a son of the late Della P. Maxwell.

On August 5, 1959, he married the former Rella G. Jenkins, who survives. Also surviving are one half-sister, Mary McGill of Jane Lew, and two half-brothers, Dennis L. Taylor, Sr. of Jane Lew and Oley Workman of Weston.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2002, at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, with the Rev. John Hart officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Benson.

Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold 'Hugh' Thompson

PHILIPPI -- Harold "Hugh" Thompson, 79, of Mt. Liberty Community, Rt. #4, Philippi, passed away Thursday morning, April 11, at home, with his family, following an extended illness.

He was born June 6, 1922, at Mt. Liberty, a son of the late James Otis (Sr.) and Iris (Daugherty) Thompson.

On December 19, 1945, he was united in marriage to the former Mavis Catherine Corley, who survives at Mt. Liberty.

Also surviving are four sons, Gary Hugh Thompson and wife, Laurel, Craig, Alas., Christopher Dean Thompson, and wife Christina, Thomasville, Pa., William David Thompson, Mt. Liberty Community, Donald Keith Thompson and wife, Vickie, New Oxford, Pa.; four daughters, Janet Sue Thrift and husband, Michael, Waipahu, Hawaii, Judith Lynn Delaney and husband, Basil, Bladensburg, Md., Cynthia Jo McKinney and husband, Buddy, Summersville, and Catherine Jean Koontz and husband, Steven, Mt. Liberty community; sixteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Thompson, Tallmadge, OH., and Robert "Bob" Thompson, Belington.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Otis "June" Thompson, Jr., Waitman "Geral" Thompson and by two grandchildren.

Mr. Thompson attended Barbour County schools and was a combat veteran of World War II. He was a retired auto mechanic and body shop technician.

The Thompson family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, April 15th, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Elder Wilfred Barbosa officiating. Interment will follow in the W.Va. National Cemetery near Grafton. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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