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Obituaries for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000

Elsie Rebecca 'Becky' Baker

FAIRMONT -- Elsie Rebecca "Becky" Baker, 42, of Fairmont, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital.

She was born Feb. 2, 1958, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Andrew Jay and Elsie Waybright Mitchell.

Surviving are her companion of nine years, Richard Fleming; four daughters, Jessica and Chrystal Baker, both of Newport News, Va., and Cathrine Diane Fleming Baker and Savannah June Fleming Baker, both of Fairmont; three brothers, Dallas A. Mitchell, Newport News, Walter G. Mitchell, Albermarle, N.C., and Clifford A. Mitchell, Spring Lake, N.C.; five sisters, Ann and Jerry Williams, Massillon, Ohio, Judy White DeWitt, Fairmont, Clara Weaver Palmer Flemington, Sylvia Pearl and Carson Cottrill Jr., Bridgeport, and Genevieve "Genny" Gates, West Valley City, Utah; and her two former husbands, Larry Paus and Johnny Baker, both of Newport News.

Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and attended local Baptist churches. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1977 and attended Fairmont State College, attaining a degree in childcare and development.

She was a former girl scout leader, enjoyed animals and playing bingo.

Memorial contributions can be made in care of the family to Frey Home For Funerals, P.O. Box 895, Fairmont, WV 26555.

Elaine A. 'Billy' Lindsay Barnes

SHINNSTON -- Elaine A. "Billy" Lindsay Barnes, 72, of Meadowbrook, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Lumberport, a daughter of the late Henry David Lockhard and Emma Burns Drain.

Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Lindsay Jr., on Aug. 21, 1973, and her second husband, Virgil R. Barnes, on Dec. 16, 1999.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Lori Lindsay, St. Paul, Minn., Roger and Karen Lindsay, Spelter; six daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Jim Dorsey, North View, Beverly and Robert Jones, Flemington, Janet and David DeGroot, Monroe, Mich., Vicki Marts, Martinsburg, Wendy Lindsay, Bridgeport, and Sylvia and Mile Taylor, Charleston; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ester M. Spadafore, Clarksburg.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Rhoda L. Drain and one brother, John Russell Drain.

Mrs. Barnes was a Christian and a homemaker.

Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with Pastors Roy Clark, Robert Shingleton and the Rev. George Hamrick, officiating. Interment will be in the Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery.

Charles Raymond Caynor

CLARKSBURG -- Charles Raymond Caynor, 69, of Route 1, Box 150-O, Lost Creek, Good Home community, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at his residence.

He was born May 3, 1931, in Stutler Fork, Kincheloe, Good Hope, a son of the late Virgil Caynor and Thelma Virginia Curry Caynor.

His wife, Betty Ann Leachman Caynor, whom he married Dec. 24, 1955, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Charles Allen Caynor, Fredericksburg, Va.; two daughters, Debra Charlene Mullins, Virginia Beach, Va., and Cheryl Rae Caynor, Lynchburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Sean Mullins, Cameron Caynor and Heather Barcia; one great-grandchild, Tristan Barcia; one brother, Robert Keith Caynor, Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Patty Bland, Clarksburg, and Karen Sue Smith, West Milford; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Caynor was a member of the New Bethel United Methodist Church in Good Hope, the West Milford-Good Hope Lion's Club and was a life member of Meuse Argonne Post 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In 1973 Mr. Caynor retired as a senior master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force with 23 years service and was then employed as an inspector for the Virginia State Department of Transportation for 12 years.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be conducted in the New Bethel United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Gary Rapking and Pastor Michael G. Richards presiding. Mr. Caynor's body will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the 1 p.m. service. Interment will be in the Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, where the VFW and American Legion Honor Guard, will conduct military graveside rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Bethel United Methodist Church, Route 1, Box 157, Lost Creek, WV 26385 or Albert Gallatin Personal Care, Inc., 170 Thompson Dr., Bridgeport, WV 26330.

Mildred Virginia Dean

BUCKHANNON -- Mildred Virginia Dean, 84, of French Creek, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at home.

She was born May 4, 1916, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Walter E. Reese and Cora E. Jones Reese.

Her husband, Clifford F. Dean, whom she married Feb. 2, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Richard R. Dean, French Creek, and Benjamin W. Dean, Hickory Flat; five daughters, Louise Martin, Chessnee, S.C., Billie Clifton, Fredericksburg, Va., Twila Strevel, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Ruth Pringle, French Creek, and Sheila Perry, Ten Mile; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Abel, Tallmansville Road, and Glenna Wiles, Fairmont.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers.

Mrs. Dean was a member of Mount Washington United Methodist Church. She was a retired cook for the Upshur County schools and West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Conard Dale Murphy DeLauder

PHILIPPI -- Conard Dale Murphy DeLauder, 69, of Route 4, Philippi, died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Arden, Barbour County, a son of the late Clayton Thurman and Hallie Dee Moats Murphy.

On Aug. 15, 1969, he married the former, Margie E. Claybourne, who survives at Philippi.

Also surviving are one daughter, Shannon Kay Carper and husband, Lewis Ray, Philippi; one son, Brian DeLauder and wife, Genia, Philippi; four grandchildren, Kammie Lynn Ware, Ethan Dale DeLauder, Nickolas James DeLauder and Skylar Jade Carper; five foster brothers, Denver DeLauder, Philippi, Randolph DeLauder, Scott DeLauder, Andy DeLauder and Donald DeLauder, all in Indiana; two foster sisters, Luray DeLauder, Indiana, and Velvadene DeLauder, Belington.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carroll Gerald Murphy and Gayland Murphy; one grandson, Trevor Lewis Carper; his foster parents, Stanley and Pearl Bryan DeLauder; and one foster sister, Oleda DeLauder.

Mr. DeLauder was a retired machine operator and welder in Deep Mining and was a former truck driver. He was a member of Local Union No. 4172, District, 31, United Mine Workers of America. He was Protestant.

Cecil Arden Elder

CLARKSBURG -- Cecil Arden Elder, 86, of 445 Roane Ave., Clarksburg, died Monday morning, Dec. 11, 2000, at his residence.

He was born April 26, 1914, in Ritchie County, a son of the late Oscar Elder and Eunice Davis Elder.

His wife of 65 years, Alma Elizabeth Flesher Elder, preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 1998.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald E. and Anna Elder, Greensboro, N.C., Arden J. and Carolyn Elder, Clarksburg; three brothers, Rev. Dennis Elder, Concord, N.C., Lorin Elder, Clarksburg, and Oscar Elder Jr., Mount Clare; two sisters, Irene Lefler, Albemarle, N.C., and Arjenta Matheny, Reynoldsville; three half brothers, Jerry Elder and Michael (Pat) Elder, both of Clarksburg, and Toby Elder, Salem; two half sisters, Mary Aldrich, Putnam, Conn., and Judy Collins, Parkersburg; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Ashley (Rhonda) Martin, Grafton, Charles Jermont, Ohio, Mrs. Dickie (Dawna) Perdue and Bill Elder, both of North Carolina, Mrs. David (Tammy) Marple and Mrs. Chuck (Celeste) Elder Vaughn, both of Clarksburg, and Mrs. Roland (Jeannine) Romano, Lost Creek; 11 great-grandchildren, Chuck and Chad Jermont, R.J., LeAnna and Antonia Perdue, Charity Elder, Jason, Bryan and Jeremy Marple, Michael and Marie Romano; one great-great-granddaughter, Taylor Marple; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Donald Lee Elder and seven brothers, Glen, Hobart, Hubert, Doyle, Willard, Warren and Roger Elder.

Mr. Elder was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church, where he had served as Sunday school superintendent and chairman of the trustee board.

He retired in 1976 with 42 years as a glass worker with Hazel Atlas, Continental Can and Brockway Glass.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Liberty United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeffrey N. Winter presiding. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery. His body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Lucy N. Lattea

NUTTER FORT -- Lucy N. Lattea, 64, of East View, Clarksburg, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 12, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Aug. 11, 1936, in West Union, a daughter of Lena Pearl Nicholson Lattea, East View, and the late Earl Thomas.

Her husband, Boyd F. Lattea, survives.

Also surviving are one son, David E. Radcliff, at home; one daughter, Charlotte V. Shugars, Shinnston; two grandchildren, Freddie and Chrissy Shugars; her stepfather, James Lattea, East View; one sister, Betty Jo Hill, Nutter Fort; and one brother, James F. Lattea, Parkersburg.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Wayne Lattea and one brother in infancy.

Mrs. Lattea had previously worked at the Manhattan Restaurant and Minard's as a short order cook. She was Baptist.

Friends may call at Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Charles Madaus presiding. Burial will follow in Union Mission Cemetery, New Milton.

Joseph Salathiel Lanham

BUCKHANNON -- Joseph Salathiel Lanham, 47, of Volga, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born Sept. 9, 1953, in Harrison County, a son of the late Salathiel T. Lanham and Elizabeth Prack Lanham.

Surviving are one sister, Rebecca Ann Moore, Volga; one brother, Robert Lanham, Ocala, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Edward Lanham.

Mr. Lanham was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

He was a truck driver and a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Wilda L. Raiguel McWhorter

HARRISVILLE -- Wilda L. Raiguel McWhorter, 85, of Miami, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at her residence.

She was born May 3, 1915, in Centerville, a daughter of the late Harrison Gay and Eleanor Faust Raiguel.

Surviving are five grandchildren, Gary Thomas Williamson, Scott Williamson, Ellen Diequez, Amber McWhorter and Iden McWhorter, all of Florida; three great-grandchildren; one cousin, Charles R. "Bob" Bonar, Harrisville, who was raised in the family home.

She was also preceded in death by two children, Peter Scott McWhorter and Cathy Pappas.

Mrs. McWhorter graduated from Harrisville High School and Glenville State College.

Eugene Albert Palma

CLARKSBURG -- Eugene Albert Palma, 76, of 728 Lawman Ave., Bridgeport, died at 6:35 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Mon General Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Joseph Palma and Rose Zinni Palma.

His wife, Margaret Palma, whom he married Jan. 7, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and John Coe, Parkersburg; one brother and one sister.

He was also preceded in death by one sister.

Mr. Palma was a jeweler, having owned and operated the Jewel Box in Clarksburg. He was a professional musician and band leader.

He was a graduate of Victory High School, Class of 1942 and attended West Virginia University, where as a student he was the leader of a local dance band.

Mr. Palma was an avid golfer and formerly a member of Bel-Meadow and Bridgeport Country Clubs.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the European theater where he was thrice decorated. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 573 and the Disabled American Veterans.

Ruth Corrick Quadrio

PARSONS -- Ruth Corrick Quadrio, 82, a resident of Walnut Street, Parsons, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Colonial Place, Elkins. She had been in declining health since May and death was attributed to cancer.

She was born Aug. 20, 1918, in Parsons, a daughter of the late Walter Joshua and Laura Belle Auvil Corrick.

Her first husband, Louis A. Williams, whom she married Jan. 1, 1938, in Elkins, preceded her in death during 1990. Her second husband, Gerald A. Quadrio, survives at Wooster, Mass.

Also surviving are one daughter, Lara Sue Pollock, Parsons; five grandchildren, Mary B. Roy, Atlanta, Ga., Michael S. Ingham and wife, Vicki, Mark D. Ingham and wife, Jennifer, all of Douglasville, Ga., Melissa L. Gibson and husband, Robert Woodstock, Ga., Melanie S. Ambrose and husband, Jimmy, Parsons; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Lou Williams, during 1997.

Mrs. Quadrio was a graduate of Parsons High School with the Class of 1936 of which she was the first girl at Parsons High School to be inducted into the National Honor Society.

She had worked for the former Ralph Stewart Furniture Store at Parsons, was a former secretary for the Tucker County Extension Agent for over 20 years, had worked for the Tucker County Sheriff's Office, was the designer of the 1958 calendar for the West Virginia University Extension Service.

Mrs. Quadrio was a member of the former Quota Club, the Parsons Woman's Club, and the River City Garden Club. She was an All-Star 4-H Leader, a seamstress and artist.

She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Parsons of which she was the organist and pianist for many years and was a member of the Wesleyan Guild of the Methodist Church.

Doy M. Richards Sr.

HARRISVILLE -- Doy M. Richards Sr., 80, of Harrisville, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in Harrisville.

He was born Jan. 21, 1920, in Big Springs, a son of the late Mike and Freda Tingler Richards.

His wife, Mary Ethel Smith, preceded him in death.

Surviving are four sons, Doy M. Richards Jr., Caledonia, Ontario, Canada, Donald Richards, Smithville, Robert E. Richards, Mahone, and Michial Richards, North Olmsted, Ohio; one daughter, Kathryn Simmons, Elizabeth; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Erma and Ivan and three sisters, Oma, Opal and June.

Mr. Richards graduated from Calhoun County High School and was a self employed carpenter.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of King Knob United Methodist Church.

Gregory Conrad Smith

CLARKSBURG -- Gregory Conrad Smith, 53, of Suds Run Road, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at his residence, following a sudden illness.

He was born Sept. 28, 1947, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Robert C. Smith and Evelyn Watson Smith.

Surviving are one sister, Melanie Sprenger, one niece, Caroline Sprenger, both of Clarksburg; and one aunt, Helen Milstead, Garner, N.C.

He was also preceded in death by one nephew, Christopher Sprenger.

Mr. Smith was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg. He graduated from Washington Irving High School and was a veteran of the Army during the Vietnam Era.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 6-9 p.m. today. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the West Virginia National Cemetery, with the Rev. Ray Satterfield presiding. Military Honors will be accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3081 of Grafton, the American Legion Post No. 12 of Taylor County and Disabled American Veterans No. 24.

Juanita Edna Stanley

CLARKSBURG -- Juanita Edna Stanley, 71, of Route 1, Bridgeport, died at 2:04 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Taylor County, a daughter of the late Furman Weaver and Belle McVicker Weaver.

Her husband, Earl Stanley, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Eugene Findley, Bridgeport; one stepson, Rodney Stanley, Quiet Dell; one stepdaughter, Sharon Saunders, Conway, S.C.; one brother and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Lynn Weaver, California; two grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, one stepgreat-granddaughter and one daughter-in-law, Tammy Findley.

Mrs. Stanley was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Brushy Fork, and the Bridgeport Chapter of the Eastern Star.

She previously worked for Chamberlaine and Flowers Insurance, Clarksburg, and owned and operated the Wayback Crafts.

Mrs. Stanley helped organize the Jane Lew Arts & Crafts Festival occurring over Labor Day weekend, the Ronald McDonald Arts and Crafts Show and the Clarksburg Rotary Club Show at the Meadowbrook Mall.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, with Pastor Chris Duckworth presiding. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown.

Ina D. Wilson

SHINNSTON -- Ina D. Wilson, 83, of Route 1, Worthington, Bingamon community, died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 16, 1917, in Knoxville, Tenn., a daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Garner Day.

Surviving are six sons and five daughters-in-law, Bill and Brenda Wilson, Joe and Debbie Wilson, all of Zanesville, Ohio, Claude "Fudd" and Holly Wilson, Margaret, Otto "Hoppy" and Lillian Wilson, Everson, Bernard and Rhonda Wilson, Bingamon, and Rick Wilson, Lumberport; 10 daughters and nine sons-in-law, Deloris and Nolan Ferrell, Fairmont, Edna and Bill Cropp, Judy and Ed Holcomb, all of Bingamon, Aretta and Terry Barker, Nashville, Tenn., Shirley and Floyd Wilkins, Jeanne and Jim Green, Bernice and Larry Rota, all of Zanesville, Audrey and Bob White, Carolina, Connie and Sam Rota, Lumberport, and Wanda Wilson, Worthington; one sister, Arietta Steed, Zanesville; 44 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Clarence E. Wilson II; three brothers, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker, Christian, and loved quilting and traveling.

Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairmont.

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