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Obituaries for Thursday, March 9, 2000

Lloyd H. Duffield

SUTTON -- Lloyd Henry "Doggie" Duffield, 88, of Sutton died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Summersville Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He was born June 7, 1911, in Braxton County, a son of the late Henry Clinton and Samanty J. Loyd Duffield.

His wife, Mary Dillon Duffield, preceded him in death Oct. 15, 1994.

Mr. Duffield was a mechanic and owner-operator of his own trucking company for many years in Braxton County.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Methodist. He was also a lifelong resident of Braxton County.

Stanley C. Ferrell

ALMA -- Stanley C. Ferrell, 79, of 255 Frank Avenue, Clarksburg, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He is the son of the late Samuel G. and Ottie Myers Ferrell.

His wife, Billie Fluharty Ferrell, preceded him in death in 1988.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Globokar, Willowick, Ohio; three sisters, Eythel Moore, New Martinsville, Peggy Smith, Paden City and Betty Willis, New Matamoras, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Charles S. Ferrell; two brothers, George and Bruce Ferrell and one sister, Maude McMillan.

Mr. Ferrell was a retired mechanic with Erwin Supply Company, Shinnston. He was a Protestant.

David L. Heaster

CLARKSBURG -- David Lee Heaster, 60, of 303 Maple Avenue, Stonewood died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000.

He was born March 28, 1939, in Clarksburg, a son of Brenice G. Queen Heaster of 211 Lynn Avenue, Clarksburg and the late Homer E. Heaster.

His wife, Karen S. Knapp Heaster, whom he married Aug. 28, 1961, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Krystal) Ashcraft, Eatonville, Wash., Mrs. Mark (JuLee) K. Richards, Graham, Wash., and Mrs. Jeremy (Heather) Currey, Bridgeport; and three grandchildren, Mark D. and Rebekah M. Ashcraft and Cierra N. Richards.

Mr. Heaster was a member of Broad Oaks United Methodist Church, a member of United Mine Workers of America and formerly a member of the Stonewood Lions Club. He had been a glass worker and retired as a coal miner and was most recently employed by Mountain State Auto Auction.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Broad Oaks United Methodist Church, 349 Haymond Highway, Clarksburg, with the Rev. W. Brent Sturm, O.S.L. and the Rev. Mason Bennett conducting. Interment of cremains will follow in Stonewall Park Cemetery. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made as memorial contributions to Center Branch Baptist Church, Route 6, Box 36, Clarksburg, WV 26301 or Broad Oaks United Methodist Church, 349 Haymond Highway, Clarksburg, WV 26301.

To contact the Heaster family: c/o Linda Blake, Route 1, Box 176 A, Lost Creek, WV 26385.

Wilbur Johnson Jr.

BUCKHANNON -- Wilbur Johnson Jr., 66, of Buckhannon, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at his home.

He was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Roxbury, N.Y., a son of the late Wilbur and Alma Beck Johnson Sr.

His wife, Grace L. Mullenex Johnson, whom he married Feb. 9, 1980, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sheila Johnson, Fort Myers, Fla.; three stepdaughters, Diana Brown, Vicky Stewart and husband, John, Kimberly Paolino and husband, Mark, all of Canal Fulton, Ohio; one brother, Lynn Johnson and wife, Doris, Arkville, N.Y.; and her mother-in-law, Maude Mullenex, Buckhannon; several nieces and nephews, five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Johnson was a sales person at Sears. He was a member of Warren District Fire Department.

Minnie B. Lindsey

BRIDGEPORT -- Minnie "Edith" Blair Lindsey, 77, of Broadus Avenue, Clarksburg, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Stilwater, Ohio, a daughter of the late James and Ethel Sergeant Blair.

Her husband, Curtis C. Lindsey, preceded her in death in 1975.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Melinda Lindsey, Bridgeport; one sister, Elsie Airmar, Las Vegas, Nev.; and three grandchildren, Donnie, Chris and Tim Lindsey.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ival, James and Robert Blair and one sister, Edna Dew.

Mrs. Lindsey worked as a bookkeeper for several years with Parson Sauders and later Stone and Thomas department stores.

A private funeral service will be held in the Allen Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, with the Rev. Father Harry Cramer conducting.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the United Way of Harrison County, 301 West Main Street, Clarksburg.

Mary J. Musrock

CLARKSBURG -- Mary J. Musrock, 88, of Norman Street, Stonewood, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in a local nursing home following an extended illness.

She was born in Haywood, a daughter of the late John and Anna Budinsky Musrock.

Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Marianne Nichols, Stonewood; two nephews, George Musrock, Stonewood and Daniel Musrock, Saint Albans; and one sister-in-law, Mildred Musrock, Stonewood.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Anna Malenjake; four brothers, Steve, John, Joe, and Andrew Musrock; one niece and one nephew.

Miss Musrock was a retired finisher with McNichol Pottery with 44 years of service. She was a member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens, Local No. 99 International Brotherhood of Potterers, AFL-CIO, and was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike Street, Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Terrence T. Smith as Celebrant. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Jack E. Price

BELINGTON -- Jack Earnest Price, 75, a resident of 107 Brown Ave., Belington, died at 2:46 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

He was born July 15, 1924, in Belington, a son of the late Creed and Ruth Regester Price.

On Sept. 17, 1946, in Belington, he was united in marriage to the former Lucille Dawson, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Sherri George and husband, Kenny, Sandy Shockey and husband, Perry, all of Florida; five grandchildren, Brian Maxson and wife, Debbie, Virginia, Traci Poe and husband, Blaine, Belington, Bobbie Opalach and husband, Matt, Florida, Shannon and Jay Shockey, both of Florida; five great-grandchildren, Amy Serrano and Brittany Maxson, both of Virginia, Sabrine Baldwin and Cody Poe, both of Belington, Kalie Opalach, Florida; one half brother, Paul Hinsel and wife, Ida Lou, Elkins.

Mr. Price attended the schools of Barbour County, was a 1942 graduate of Belington High School and attended two years at Davis and Elkins College.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Infantry Division and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 35 years of service, being a mail carrier in the Belington area.

Mr. Price belonged to the Masonic Lodge of Belington No. 125 AF&AM, was a life- long member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laurel Mountain Post 410 in Belington, where he served as a former quarter master and manager, and was also a member of the American Legion Post 29 in Elkins.

Texas Strother

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. -- The Rev. Texas "Tex" Strother, 65, of Burgettstown, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Weirton Medical Center, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Wolf Summit, a son of the late Perry and Edna Strother.

His wife, Brenda Strother, preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Allen Strother, Norfolk, Va., Billie Strother, Burgettstown, and Jeff Strother, Parkersburg; one brother, Leon Strother, Clarksburg; six sisters, Marlene Blankenship, Shirley Bowen, Jean Strother, Kay Swann and Patty Collins, Salem, and Anita Freeland, Paris, Pa.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Scott Strother, and one daughter, Cheryl Linn Strother.

The Rev. Strother was an ordained minister and pastored the Hillside Chapel in Burgettstown for several years.

He worked for A-1 Exterminating in Clarksburg before moving to Burgettstown where he resumed his business as A-1 Pest Control Company.

Charles R. Williams

CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Charles Ray Williams, 54, of Route 1, Box 481, Mount Clare, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 20, 1945 in Harrison County, a son of the late Herbert W. and Clarice M. Jones Williams.

His wife of 25 years, Madeline G. Deem Williams, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Marty and Jerry Williams, both of Stonewood; four daughters, Robin Williams Clark Goodman, Intercession City, Fla., Christine Williams Chandler, Jane Lew, Melissa Williams, Stonewood and Michelle Williams, at home; one sister, Emily Williams Zebley, Summit Park; two brothers, James C. Williams, Stonewood and Roger Williams, Clarksburg; eleven grandchildren, two aunts and several cousins; and his first wife, Mary Chandler.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Edward Williams and one granddaughter, Nikki Williams.

Mr. Williams was an employee of the Industrial Blind Enterprises in Stonewood.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with Rev. George Cross presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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