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Obituaries for March 15, 2000

Betsy L. Boley

CLARKSBURG -- Betsy Louise "Tinker" Saccomen Boley, 50, of Mount Clare, died at 1 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born June 14, 1949, in Clarksburg, a daughter of Earl Saccomen Sr., Youngstown, Ohio, and the late Beatrice Rachelle "Betty" Cole Saccomen.

Her husband of 27 years, Donald D. Boley Sr., whom she married June 10, 1972, survives.

Also surviving are her stepmother, Mrs. Shirley Saccomen, Youngstown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Boley Jr., New Waterford, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Brian E. Boley, Clarksburg; two daughters, Ms. Tracy L. Boley, Mount Clare, and Mrs. Robert J. (Shelly) Bricker, Youngstown; five brothers, Bill Saccomen, Dallas, Texas, Earl Jr., Carl, Michael and David Saccomen, all of Youngstown; two sisters, Mrs. Pamela Boyer, North Jackson, Ohio, and Ms. Shirley Wayne, Clarksburg; 13 grandchildren; her grandmother, Floda Cole, East View; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, a grandmother, grandfather, aunt, father-in-law and mother-in-law.

Mrs. Boley was an active member of the Clarksburg Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 5323, an active bowler and attended the Bible Baptist Temple.

She was a hairdresser for many years in this area and a former cook and worker at Jim Reid's Restaurant. She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Pastor Charles Madaus, conducting the service.

Madeline Michael Clifton

CLARKSBURG -- Madeline Michael Clifton, 82, of 312 Johnson Ave., Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca, S.C.

She was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Shinnston, a daughter of the late Floyd and Mattie Layman Michael.

Her husband, Delbert Clifton, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Phil (Gwen R.) Clark, Seneca, and Jackie N. Goff, Clarksburg; one sister, Dorothy V. Wilson, Bridgeport; two grandsons and wives, Tim and Rebecca Clark, Dunwoody, Ga., Chad and Kim Goff, Clarksburg; two granddaughters, Lesli Clark, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Amanda Goff, Clarksburg; and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Clark, Suwanee, Ga.

Mrs. Clifton graduated from Shinnston High School in 1937 and retired from Clarksburg Casket Company.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., with the Rev. George Clay presiding. The family requests that contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Clifton.

Anthony "Ham" Cody

CLARKSBURG -- Anthony "Ham" Cody, 78, of 725 Milford St., Clarksburg, died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Oct 21, 1921, in Holden, Logan County, a son of the late Joseph Cody and Teresa Pugliase Cody.

His wife, Sarah Calfee Cody, whom he married on June 20, 1969, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Doug E. (Theresa J.) White, Clarksburg; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Gilmer (Elizabeth "Liz") Parrish, Stonewood; one brother, Russell Cody, Weston; four sisters, Mrs. Macey Hendrickson, Mrs. Rose Marie Fox, Mrs. Betty Monteleone, Mrs. Mary Louise Hummel, all of Clarksburg; six grandchildren, Beth White, Doug White, Richard "Rick" White, Sherry Lewis, Jerry Parrish and David Parrish; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Sam Cody.

Mr. Cody was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Mountaineer Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 78.

He retired as a deputy with the Harrison County Sheriff Department and later worked as a security guard for the Harrison Power Station, Bank One and the United Hospital Center. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 7-9 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, where Catholic burial rites will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico presiding. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday by the Mountaineer Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 78 at the funeral home.

Cyrus A. Collins

CLARKSBURG -- Cyrus A. Collins, 72, of Route 1, Worthington, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born May 23, 1927, in Cairo, a son of the late Clarence and Winnie Lamp Collins.

His wife, A. Eunice Butcher Collins, whom he married Aug. 16, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Judy Collins, Upper Marlboro, Md., Clarence and Bernice Jane Collins, Warsaw, Ky., and Cyrus Aaron and Cindy Collins II, Worthington; eight grandchildren, Colton, Colleen, Alana, Brian, Christopher, Aaron, Cody and Cory Collins; two stepgranddaughters, one stepgrandson, one great-granddaughter, two stepgreat-grandsons, two stepgreat-granddaughters, one brother, Clarence Collins Jr., Cairo; two sisters, Mrs. Don (Twilla) Richards, Shinnston, and Flora Holtzclaw, Cairo; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Mr. Collins had worked as a foreman for the Glory Coal Company and had 3712 years in the mining industry.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, after 2 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

James A. Conquest

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- James A. Conquest, 93, of Broomfield, formerly of Clarksburg, W.Va., died at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2000, in a Broomfield nursing home.

He was born March 13, 1907.

Surviving are one son, Thomas S. Conquest, Broomfield; one daughter, Kay S. Daugherty, Lafayette, Colo.; and six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Conquest retired from the Clarksburg Water Board. He also worked for Hart Machinery of Clarksburg during World War II.

He was a member of the Clarksburg Elks.

Lena M. Gatrell

PENNSBORO -- Lena Mae Gatrell, 75, of Pennsboro, died Monday, March 13, 2000, at her residence in Pennsboro.

She was born June 30, 1924, on Little Beason near Pennsboro, a daughter of the late John Henry and Metta Alice Ferrell Jones.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd Sam Ingram, and by her second husband, Harold Gatrell.

Surviving are four sons, Lloyd Ingram and Chuck Ingram, both of Weirton, Fred Ingram and William Ingram, both of Pennsboro; four sisters, Evelyn Ash, Nutter Fort, Naomi Hornish, Pennsboro, Ruth Holtz and Maxine Ingram, both of Newark, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, John Stanley Ingram, and one brother, Floyd Jones.

Mrs. Gatrell operated a personal care home in her residence for many years. She was a graduate of Pennsboro High School and had been a member of the former Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ladies Auxiliary.

Rosie F. Malcomb

BUCKHANNON -- Rosie F. Martin Malcomb, 89, of P.O. Box 114, French Creek, died at 3:27 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at her home.

She was born Jan. 14, 1911, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Spencer Martin and Alice Warner Martin.

Her husband, Ray S. Malcomb, preceded her in death on March 11, 2000.

Surviving are one sister, Elsie Jackson, Summersville; four grandsons, Harold Dilley Jr., Gallipolis, Ohio, Bill Dilley, Floyd Knobs, Ind., Roger Dilley, Rainelle, and Mike Dilley, Hamilton, Ohio; one granddaughter, Patty Sandy, Richwood; six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Harold Dilley; two sisters, Audria Hall and Zelpha Jackson and one brother, Bill Martin.

Mrs. Malcomb was a homemaker and attended French Creek United Methodist Church, French Creek.

Rachel Lang Morris

BRIDGEPORT -- Rachel Lang Morris, 87, of Gordon Street, Bridgeport, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000.

She was born April 21, 1912, in Brushy Fork, Harrison County, a daughter of the late John G. and Elizabeth Bond Lang.

Her husband, O. Carl Morris, preceded her in death in 1976.

Surviving are two sisters, Susan Elizabeth Lang, Bridgeport, and Mrs. Albert (Lena Lloyd) Wright, Titusville, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Willis (Mary) Warder, Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Agnes Rae Stout and one brother, Horner Bond Lang.

Mrs. Morris retired with several years of service as an elementary school teacher, having taught at the Mudlick, Goodwin and Anmoore Elementary schools.

She was a member of the West Virginia Retired Teachers Association, Bridgeport United Methodist Church, where she had been active in the choir, the Bridgeport Womens Club, Bridgeport Homemakers Club and the Bridgeport Senior Citizens. She graduated from Bridgeport High School and Salem College.

Friends will be received at Allen Funeral Home, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Steven Dorsey, conducting the service. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport.

Harold J. Wright Sr.

WESTON -- Harold J. Wright Sr., 77, of 866 Cemetery St., Weston, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

He was born April 22, 1922, in Weston, a son of the late Arnold Franklin Wright and Stella Mae Parmer Wright.

On June 3, 1950, he married the former Goldie Marie Gould, who preceded him in death on Feb. 23, 2000.

Surviving are one son, Harold J. Wright Jr., one brother, Stanley R. Wright, one sister, Mrs. Bob (Geraldine) Garton, all of Weston.

He was also preceded in death by one infant son, Gary Lemuel Wright; one brother, Eugene F. Wright; and one sister, Freda Maxine Gould.

Mr. Wright was retired from the West Virginia Conference Center in Jacksons Mills, with several years of service as grounds and building maintenance supervisor. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed all flowers, especially roses. He enjoyed carpentry work and helped many friends with their building projects.

He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving two years in Guam, where he constructed walkways, schools, churches and bridges. He was a Weston High School graduate and a member of the McCanns Run United Methodist Church.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, from the Peterson Cemetery, with the Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Interment will follow in the Peterson Cemetery. Boyle Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements.

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