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CURRENT OBITUARIES


Obituaries for Sunday, March 12, 2000

Ruth Virginia Barlow

GRAFTON -- Ruth Virginia Barlow, 88, of Elizabeth Cather Towers, East Main Street, Grafton, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000.

She was born Oct. 10, 1911, in Grafton, a daughter of the late Arthur Poling and Idella England Poling Carroll.

Her husband, William A. Barlow, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara A. Kunst, Vidor, Texas, Sondra J. Martin and husband Lewis, Andover, Mass., and Mary L. Knotts and husband Ronald "Homer," Grafton; nine grandchildren, Bill Kunst and wife Vickie, Texas, Bob Kunst, Washington, D.C., Cathy Kennedy and husband Mike, Kentucky, Mike Kunst, Texas, Teresa Kerns and husband David, Massachusetts, Don Knotts, Virginia, Mary Stevens and husband Curtis, Texas, Veronica Jenkins and husband George, West Virginia, and Paul Knotts and wife Mandy, Virginia; 17 great-grandchildren, Sarah, Mary and Emily Kunst, Texas, Travis and Brook Kennedy, Kentucky, Will, Rick and Greg Kerns, Massachusetts., Steven Knotts, Virginia, Johnny, Trey, Bobby and Joshua Stevens, Texas; Terry and Hope Jenkins, West Virginia, and Bailey and Brady Knotts, Virginia, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Poling and Dana Poling; one sister, Hester Helms; one son-in-law, Robert Kunst, and one great-grandson, George C. Jenkins.

Mrs. Barlow was retired from Grafton City Hospital, where she was a nurse's aide and a ward clerk. She was a grandparent at Anna Jarvis Elementary School and a member of Saint Augustine Catholic Church.

The family will receive friends at Saint Augustine Catholic Church from 9:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, where a Memorial Mass will celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Ronald G. Prechtl, pastor, officiating. A committal service will follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery. Donald Ford Funeral Home, Grafton, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the Taylor County Senior Center, 20 East Main St., Grafton, WV, 26354.

Raymond J. Greynolds

SALEM -- Raymond J. Greynolds, 81, of Route 1, Salem, died at 12:56 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 16, 1918, at Turtle Tree Fork, Jarvisville, a son of the late Marion J. Greynolds and Iva E. Freeman Greynolds.

His wife, JoAnna Greynolds, whom he married in 1969, survives.

Also surviving are, one daughter, Shelia Siders, Salem; three sons, Randall Greynolds, Salem, Mark A. Greynolds and Raymond "J.R." Greynolds, both of Clarksburg; three sisters, Hazel Yeager, Jarvisville, Edna Nutter, Clarksburg, and Ethel Perrine, Bell; one brother, Willard Greynolds, Portage, Mich.; two grandchildren, Samantha J. Siders and Austin James Siders, both of Salem, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Wilson, James and Lester "Buss" Greynolds.

Mr. Greynolds was a member of Local Union No. 132 of Clarksburg. He was retired from West Virginia Department of Highways Highway Construction. He was a Protestant by faith.

Family will receive friends at the Harbert Funeral Home, Salem, from 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Timothy Sandy officiating. Burial will follow in the Big Isaac Cemetery.

John Calvin Hundley

WAYNE -- John Calvin Hundley, 77, of Dunlow, died Friday, March 10, 2000, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

He was born Jan. 31, 1923, in Wayne County, a son of Hubert A. and Amie Mounts Hundley.

His wife, Pauline Burgess Hundley of Wayne, survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Hobert L. Hundley, Bridgeport, John H., Harold C. and Curtis A. Hundley, all of Dunlow; one daughter, Susie Pilbeam, Medway, Ohio; seven grandsons, Jonh, Jamie and Jason Hundley, John, Paul and Bruce Pilbeam and Harold Hundley Jr.; four granddaughters, Alicia, Rebecca and Cynthia Hundley, Bridgeport, and Virginia M. Hundley, Dunlow; several great-grandchildren; six brothers, and two sisters, Wayne County.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Webb Hundley and one infant son.

Mr. Hundley was a member of Local No. 798 Pipefitters and Pipeliners of Tulsa, Okla., for many years and was employed by Pace Pipeline before his retirement. At the time of his death, he resided at his farm in Dunlow.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Wayne.

Dencil P. Jamison

BARLOW, Ohio -- Dencil P. Jamison, 81, of Route 1, Cutler, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at his home.

He was born Dec. 24, 1918, in Braxton County, a son of Earl and Bertha Knight Jamison.

His wife, Beulah Beane Jamison of Belmont, whom he married May 15, 1939, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Arlene Corbett and husband Robert, Belpre, Ohio; two sons, Sterling Jamison and wife Joyce, North Jackson, Ohio, and Keith Jamison and wife Donna, Grafton; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Boggs and husband Virgil, St. Marys, and Leola Chapman and husband Basil, Webster Springs.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, David Jamison, and one sister, Angeline Brown.

Mr. Jamison had lived in the Cutler area for over 20 years, moving from Sutton. He had retired as a carpenter, having worked at various construction sites.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served from Aug. 2, 1944, to Nov. 3, 1945. He had received the Purple Heart.

He was a former Fairfield Township trustee.

Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Monday at National Cemetery in Grafton with full military honors.

Susan Kay Johnson

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Susan Kay Kinder Johnson, 49, of Dover, Ill., died Thursday evening, Nov. 18, 1999, in her home surrounded by family and close friends.

She was born on March 18, 1950, in Breese, Ill., a daughter of the late David and Betty Kinder of Carlyle, Ill.

Surviving are her older sister, Nancy Kinder Lamphiear and husband Ted, Bellingham; her younger sister, Dallas A. Kinder, St. Louis, Mo.; her brother, Jeff Kinder and wife Cindi and one niece, Kayla, Colorado Springs, Colo.; her grandparents, George and Margaret Orrell, Carlyle, and her good friend, George Elford, Dover.

Ms. Johnson was a 1968 graduate of Washington Irving High School in Clarksburg. She completed her bachelor's degree in comprehensive biology at Fairmont State College in Fairmont in 1973.

In May 1997, she completed her master's degree in curriculum and instruction at Ashland University.

She started teaching at Dover Junior High and Senior High schools as a substitute during the 1977-78 and 1978-79 school years. She then worked as a learning disabilities tutor for five years. Over the rest of her teaching career, she taught earth science, physical science, science for modern living, biology I and biology II. She was a member of the OEA, NEA and DEA.

In keeping with her wishes, her body was cremated through the care of Geib's Tuscarawas Valley Cremation Service in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Contacts to the family can be made with Nancy K. Lamphiear, 1050 Larrabee Ave., Ste. 104-PMB 314, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Ray S. Malcomb

BUCKHANNON -- Ray S. Malcomb, 82, of French Creek died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born March 26, 1917, in French Creek, a son of the late, William D. and Minnie Snyder Malcomb.

His wife, Rosie F. Martin Malcomb, survives.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one stepson, Harold Dilley; one brother, Odie R. Malcomb; and one sister, Mary D. Harley.

Mr. Malcomb was a mechanic for the West Virginia Department of Highways. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945. He attended church at French Creek United Methodist Church at French Creek.

There will be no services. Poling-Saint Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, is in charge of arrangements.

James Joseph Nicholson

CLARKSBURG -- James Joseph Nicholson, 85, 1322 North 17th St., Clarksburg died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000 at his residence.

He was born April 3, 1914, in Orlando, a son of the late Phillip S. Nicholson and Hallie B. Riffle Nicholson.

His wife, Tensie M. Squires Nicholson, whom he married Aug. 17, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James J. and Jackie Nicholson II, Chino Hills, Calif., Phillip W. "Flip" and Becky Nicholson, Mt. Clare; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith C. and Budge Mayse Jr., Clarksburg, and Shelia J. and Carl Loy, Mount Clare; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Steele, Paul and Bruce Nicholson, and one sister, Vera Shultz.

Mr. Nicholson was a member of Barnes Memorial Baptist Church and he was a member of the Lake Floyd Golf Club and Clarksburg Lodge No. 52, Loyal Order of Moose.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a purple heart recipient. He was a retired employee of Continental Can Corporation.

Arrangements are incomplete at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg.

Jean Fabian Post

CLARKSBURG -- Miss Jean Fabian Post, 91, of Buckhannon Avenue, Clarksburg died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 30, 1908, at Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Harry G. Post and Jennie Fabian Post.

Surviving are one brother, Donald H. Post, Saint Albans, four nephews and one niece.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Post and Harvey Post, Jr., and one sister, Helen Post Luddy.

Miss Post was a member of the Central Christian Church of Clarksburg. She worked for Dr. Gocke and Dr. Lough for 53 years as a secretary and bookkeeper before retiring.

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. Monday with Rev. Darrell Pierce and Rev. Donald Post Jr. presiding. Interment will be in the Elkview Masonic Cemetery.

Donald Thayne Prestage

CLARKSBURG -- Donald Thayne Prestage, 36, of 175 Lunetta St., Clarksburg was pronounced dead on arrival Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Aug. 1, 1963, in Greenwood, Miss., a son of Wilma J. Perry Prestage and the late James Allen Prestage.

His wife, Christina Nobles Prestage, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Amanda and Angela, both at home; two brothers, Daniel and David Prestage, both of Louisiana; one sister, Diana Wall, Clarksdale, Miss.

Mr. Prestage was a Baptist by faith.

Friends will be received at the McGlumphy Funeral Home chapel from 10-11 a.m. Monday at which time a memorial service will be held in the McGlumphy Church chapel with Rev. Dr. Eric M. Faust officiating.

Sanford Francis Ringler

GRAFTON -- Sanford Francis Ringler, 87, of Forest Park, Georgia, formerly of Grafton died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Georgia.

He was born July, 8, 1913, in Taylor County, a son of the late Harry F. Ringler and Grace Isner Ringler.

His wife, Mary E. Nestor Ringler, survives.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Arthur E. Ringler and two sisters, Louise E. Arble and Orela M. Sinsel.

Mr. Ringler was a retired shift forman for Owen's Corning Company. He was a member of the Jones Memorial Methodist Church in Forest Park and was a veteran of World War II.

He was a resident of Forest Park for the last 43 years.

The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and from noon-1 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. H. Edgar Suite officiating. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.

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