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Obituaries for Saturday, March 11, 2000

John E. Bragg

JANE LEW -- John Edward Bragg, 67, of Georgetown, Ky., died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at his home.

He was born May 23, 1932, in Bower, a son of the late George Washington and Mary James Bragg.

Surviving are one sister, Violet Musgrove, Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Carl Lee Bragg, Georgetown; one niece, Teresa Hosey, Frankfort, Ky.; one nephew, Todd Musgrove, Cincinnati, and several other nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, on Saturday from 9-10 a.m., which will be the funeral hour, with Pastor Frank Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Machpelah Cemetery.

Dorothy S. Conwell

BRIDGEPORT -- Dorothy Susan Conwell, 84, of Hillcrest Circle, Bridgeport, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at her residence.

She was born July 11, 1915, a daughter of the late William and Margaret Sharetts Landacre.

Her husband, Hugh E. Conwell, preceded her in death in 1990.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. David (Sandra) McMunn and Sharon Ayscue, both of Clarksburg; six grandchildren, Melissa McMunn, Andrew and wife Deena McMunn, Timothy McMunn, Amy and husband Roland Schindler, Robyn Ayscue and Susannah Ayscue; one sister, Esther Painter, Bridgeport, and three great-grandchildren, Drew, Adam and Ally McMunn.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Arthur S., Norris V., Donald W. and Roy D. Landacre, and one sister, Ruth Dillon.

Mrs. Conwell was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clarksburg.

A private family service will be held at a later date with the Rev. L. Craig Michel conducting. The Allen Funeral Home, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, is in charge of the arrangements.

Maynard N. Daugherty

PHILIPPI -- Maynard Neal Daugherty, 78, of Union Community, Route 1, Philippi, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born April 9, 1921, at Philippi, a son of the late Ivan H. and Gladys Pitman Daugherty.

His wife, the former Rosaleen Davis, whom he married on Oct. 9, 1947, survives at Route 1, Philippi.

Also surviving are four sons, Maynard F. "Sam" Daugherty and companion Brenda Reed, Cleveland, Ohio, Stanford Daugherty and wife Melodie, and Dale Daugherty, all of Philippi, and Lance Daugherty and wife Debbie, Shiloh Community; four daughters, Vivian Channel and husband Ron, Louella Mitchell and husband Mickey, all of Philippi, Gewendolyn Dumire, Woodbridge, Va., and Renata Poe and husband Clifford, Belington; one sister, Mrs. Milton (Shirley M.) Corley, Philippi; 22 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Daugherty and Delora Kuhn.

Mr. Daugherty was a retired coal miner and carpenter. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 483rd Air Service Group, U.S. Army Air Force.

He was a member of Barbour Post No. 3560, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Philippi Post No. 44, American Legion. He formerly attended the Independence Church of Christ.

Charles E. James

GLENVILLE -- Charles Eugene James, 65, of Glenville died at 4:15 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg following a one-month illness.

He was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Charles B. James and Lauuna Bonnett James.

Surviving are three brothers, Harold "Lee" James, Glenville, William "Bill" James, Sand Fork, and Harlan "Jerry" James, Bedford, Ohio; one nephew, Keith James, Bedford, and two nieces, Anita James, Bedford, and Mary E. James, Sand Fork.

Mr. James was a retired farmer. He was a Baptist by faith.

William L. McNeel

LEWISBURG -- William L. "Bill" McNeel, 82, of 112 New Brunswick Road, Fishersville, Va., died Friday, March 10, 2000, at the Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, after a long illness.

He was born May 7, 1917, at Locust Creek, Pocahontas County, a son of the late Thomas P. and Nora Kidd McNeel.

His wife, Mary Frances Cooper McNeel, survives.

Also surviving are five children, Tom, Lenoir, N.C., JoAnne Brown, Bridgeport, Ed, Corbin, Ky., Carol Buckalew, Charleston, and Marcy Baker, Fishersville; two sisters, Louise Parker, Lewisburg, and Jean Barber, Miami, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, Misty, Pam, Mac, Mendy, Melody, Kim, Matt, Tommy, Jennifer, Jamie, Chanda, Amanda, Tim, John and Sarah, and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. McNeel was an employee of the state road for 17 years and in 1960 took over the operation of the McNeel dairy farm in Asbury. In 1973, Bill and Frances were selected as the West Virginia Farmers Home Administration Outstanding Farm Family of the Year.

He was a member of the United Methodist churches in Asbury and Fishersville, Ruritan clubs in Asbury and Fishersville, and was a charter member of the Ruritan Club in Williamsburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Asbury, WV 24916 or to the Building Fund, Fishersville United Methodist Church, Rt. 2, Box 19, Fishersville, VA 22939.

Harriet B. Nestor

PARSONS -- Harriet Bohon "Bobby" Nestor, 80, formerly of Saint George and more recently of Lorain, Ohio, died Thursday evening, March 9, 2000, at the Lorain Community Hospital at Lorain. She had been in critical health for the past month and death was attributed to heart failure.

She was born May 7, 1919, at Saint George, a daughter of the late Howard and Florence Stiles Bohon.

Her husband, John W. Nestor, whom she married on May 1, 1938, preceded her in death in 1980.

Surviving are two sons, Clay W. Nestor, Amherst, Ohio, and Tony R. Nestor, Vermilion, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Roger "Glenda" Frederick, Lorain, and Mrs. Robert "Elise" Greaser, Parsons; two brothers, Ralph Bohon, Amherst, and Robert "Sparky" Bohon, Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Catherine Nestor, Kingwood; eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Amos, Arthur, Boyd and Rex; three sisters, Fannie Jones, Dolly Bohon and Mary G. Moyer, and one granddaughter, Donna J. Greaser.

Mrs. Nestor attended the schools of Tucker County, and was the manager of Crystal Clear Cleaners from 1956-1980 at Lorain. She was a homemaker.

O. Virginia Nestor

PHILIPPI -- Opal Virginia "Jennie" Nestor, 79, of Route 1, Moatsville, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

She was born May 22, 1920, at Rock Ford near Philippi, a daughter of the late William E. and Carrie B. Boyles Mouser.

Her husband, Robert Jennings Nestor, whom she married Aug. 25, 1940, preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1996.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Linda C. Nestor, at home; one son, Edsil A. Nestor, one granddaughter, Mrs. Amanda J. Booth, and one great-granddaughter, Ashley A. Booth, all of Moatsville; one brother, Stanley J. Mouser, Smock, Pa., and three sisters, Mrs. Margie Cross and Mrs. Adis Shaffer, both of Philippi, and Mrs. Leithel Frill, Norfolk, Va.

She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Carole J. Nestor, and four brothers, Harold, James, Darl and D. Carl Mouser.

Mrs. Nestor was a homemaker and an avid vegetable and flower gardener.

She was a member of the Kasson United Methodist Church.

Myrtle L. Smith

PHILIPPI -- Myrtle Louise Shaw Smith, 75, of 7 Locust Ave., Philippi died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 12, 1924, at Berryburg, a daughter of the late Clarence H. "Dick" Shaw and Eulah Gazel Shaw of Belington.

Her husband, Rubert C. Smith, whom she married Dec. 31, 1945, preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1978.

Surviving are three sons, Terry L. Smith, Philippi, Randal S. Smith, Whitehall, and Richard D. Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Wilford Boylen, High Point, N.C.; six grandchildren, Sherry L. Pitzer, Philippi, Douglas S. Smith, Worthington, Catherine L. "Katie" Smith, Salt Lake City, Richard C. Smith, Oram, Utah, Randal W. Smith, Oram, and Jachin R. Smith, Salt Lake City; three great-grandchildren, Ashley N. Pitzer, Philippi, Dustin M. Smith, Worthington, and Douglas S. Smith, Worthington.

Mrs. Smith attended Galloway and Ford Run Elementary Schools and graduated from Philippi High School with the class of 1941 where she served as General Chairman of the class until her death.

She was employed as a billing clerk for Simpson Creek Coal Company's main office in Galloway for five years during World War II. In 1954, she began work as a reporter for the Barbour Democrat newspaper and continued until her retirement in 1984. From Aug. 1984 - Jan. 1998, she worked as a book keeper for the Barbour Department Store.

She was elected as a member of the Barbour County board of education in 1972. She was a past matron of Philippi Chapter No. 41 Order of Eastern Star and served two terms as trustee and also past patrons and past matrons. She was a member of Dorcas Rebekah Lodge No. 275 of Philippi. She was a charter member of Ty-Hannon Sportsman Club and served as secretary for several years. She was a member of Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 20 where she served as Musician. She served as president of Lodge No. 229.

She sang for the Barbour County Fair Coronation for 30 years and at many weddings and funerals throughout Barbour County until her illness.

She was a member of the Philippi branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint and her endowment at the Mormon Temple at Salt Lake City in 1991.

Julia Paletta Walsh

CLARKSBURG -- Julia R. Paletta Walsh, 80, of High Point, N.C., formerly of Clarksburg died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

She was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Bellaire, Ohio, a daughter of the late Frank Paletta and Rose Belcrado Paletta.

Her husband, Joe Walsh, preceded her in death in 1992.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Antoinette Zarick, High Point, Mrs. Evelene Pinti, Apopka, Fla., Mrs. Mary DeMarco, Warren, Ohio and Mrs. Virginia Feathers, Clarksburg; five brothers, John Paletta and wife, Mary Jo, Phoenix, Ariz., Frank Paletta and wife, Mary, Sam Paletta and wife, Virginia, Albert Paletta and wife, Sandra, all of Clarksburg, and Joseph Paletta and wife, Laura, North Fort Myers, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; one brother-in-law, Carmen Carallo and wife, Lucy, Fairmont.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Thresa M. Bellotte.

Mrs. Walsh had been employed by G.C. Murphy Department Store in Clarksburg, and K-Mart in Warren. She was a former member of Saint John's Catholic Church and a member of Christ Our King Catholic Church in Warren.

Friends may call at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike Street, Clarksburg from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Monday with Father Cesidio J. Federico as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.

The family requests donations be made to the American Heart Fund.

Mary P. White

JEFFERSON, Ohio -- Mary P. White, 92, of State Route 46 North, Jefferson died early Thursday morning, March 9, 2000, at the Jefferson Geriatric Center where she has been a resident for the past four years.

She was born May 15, 1907, in Heaters, a daughter of the late Vincent and Luella Garret Chidester.

Her husband, Emery N. White, whom she married Aug. 3, 1929 in Flatwoods, survives.

Also surviving are three children, Norma Leibrock, Jefferson, Emery N. White Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., and Jimmy V. White, Omaha, Neb.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cora L. White; three brothers, Garret, Ralph and Paul Chidester; and three sisters, Madge Herndon, Maerea Walker and Garnet Lewis.

Mrs. White had been a resident of Jefferson since 1951, coming from Sutton. She taught school in the Braxton County school system for three years.

She was active as a 4-H counselor when her children were young and she enjoyed reading and sewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson Emergency Rescue District or to the Animal Protective League.

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