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Obituaries for Friday, March 3, 2000

Gary J. Goodnight

HARRISVILLE -- Gary Joe Goodnight, 59, of Smithville died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at his residence.

He was born June 7, 1940, in Macfarlan.

Surviving are one son, Michael Goodnight, Florida; four brothers, K.P. "Paul" Goodnight, Smithville, Warren "Keith" Goodnight, Macfarlan, Harry "Bud" Goodnight, Eagle River, Alaska and Lloyd "Buzz" Goodnight, Vero Beach, Fla.; four sisters, Carole Evans and Lana S. Anderson, both of Williamstown, Pamela K. Holbert, Macfarlan and Marcia J. Goodnight, Elizabeth.

Mr. Goodnight graduated from Harrisville High School in 1958 and joined the U.S. Army, where he served in Germany. He was a millwright with the National Lead Company in New Jersey.

Fern Henline

FRENCH CREEK -- Fern Arah Haymond Henline, 91, of Kanawha Head died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at the home of her son.

She was born Feb. 3, 1909, at Kanawha Head, a daughter of the late William Lewis and Chloe Arah Haymond.

Her husband, Bea F. Henline, whom she married Sept. 12, 1927, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, George and Charlotte Henline, French Creek, at whose home she died; five grandchildren, Edward Henline, Buckhannon, Timothy Henline, Pittsburgh, Pa., Richard Henline, Charleston, Kathy Henline, California and Noreen Allen, New York; five great-grandchildren, Chantelle, Brittany, William, Daniel and Brandon; four foster daughters, Mary Myers, Lillie Allen, Eleanor Alkire and Kathy Malcolm.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, William and infant Joseph, and one infant daughter, Chloe.

Mrs. Henline was a foster mother to 26 foster daughters, and was a housewife and a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home, French Creek from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Jessie assisted by the Rev. Clyde McCants officiating. Burial will be in the Haymond Cemetery, Kanawha Head.

Robert W. Keister

PENNSBORO -- Robert W. Keister, 39, of Junction City, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, near Junction City of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born Aug. 30, 1960, in Parkersburg, a son of Robert Keister, Lawford, and the late Edna L. Greathouse Keister.

His wife, Wilma Jones Keister, survives in Pennsboro.

Surviving are his children, Bobby Keister, Christy Keister, Jeremy Keister and Rebecca Harris, all of Greenwood, and Shiloh Ash, Salem; one sister, Sonia L. Shultz, St. Marys; one granddaughter, Haley Nicholson; and his maternal grandmother, Ruth Greathouse, Salem.

He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Romeo and Anna Burton Keister and his maternal grandfather, Shred Greathouse.

Mr. Keister had worked for the City of Pennsboro and was currently employed by the Enviro-Flow Companies of Zanesville, Ohio. He was Methodist and attended Harrisville High School.

Eunice M. Mercier

CLARKSBURG -- Eunice M. Stevens Mercier, 66, of Clarksburg, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at a local nursing home following an extended illness.

She was born April 29, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of the late James H. and Alice M. Jeffries Stevens.

Surviving are one son, Michael Mercier and one daughter, Kathy Belanger, both of Michigan; one brother, Mark H. Stevens, Lovonia, Mich.; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Malack and Muriel A. Corning.

Mrs. Mercier was employed as an office worker at the Sheltered Workshop. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Church.

There will be no public visitation. At the request of Mrs. Mercier, she was cremated.

Charles C. Radcliffe

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Charles Carroll Radcliffe, 79, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000.

He was born Oct. 18, 1920, in Clarksburg, a son of Jay Radcliffe.

His wife of 42 years, Florence Radcliffe, survives.

Also surviving are one stepdaughter, Lynn; by his first marriage, one son, Steven James and one daughter, Carol L. Lawless, both of California; two brothers, Darrell Radcliffe, Bridgeport and Col. Carris Radcliffe, California; two sisters, Helen Brown, California and Dr. Arreta Radcliffe Jaranko, Shenandoah Junction; five grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Mr. Radcliffe was a veteran of World War II serving in the European theater with the Air Transport Command, Army Air Force. He belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Meuse-Argonne Post, Clarksburg. He was a thirty-second degree Mason, Scottish Rites, Hermon Lodge number six, Clarksburg.

A bricklayer by trade, he was a 60-year member of the Bricklayers Union. He served his apprenticeship under his father, Jay Radcliffe, a Master brick mason.

In his 50th year as a member of the Union, Local 3 in Phoenix, honored him with a big celebration.

A member of the Arizona off-road Jeep Club, he was known as "Bradshaw Charlie." Due to his knowledge and exploration of the Bradshaw Mountains of Arizona, he planned and guided many trips on uncharted trails.

Russell K. Riley

FRENCH CREEK -- Russell Kemp Riley, 61, of Heaston Ridge died at 6:28 a.m. March 2, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

He was born Nov. 9, 1938, in Upshur County, a son of the late Kiah and Ivy Pritt Riley.

His wife, Betty Springer, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Russell F. Riley, Heaston Ridge and Larry Riley, French Creek; two daughters, Bobby J. Brown, Heaston Ridge and Betty J. Nolan, Rock Cave; five grandchildren, Christopher Brown, Daniel Riley, Rodney Riley, Kevin McCartney and Tiffany McCartney; four sisters, Geneva Williams, Coraopolis, Pa., Carol Ward, Ambridge, Pa., Edith Waush, Buckhannon and Maxine Harrington, Kanawha Head; three brothers, Billey Riley, Flatwoods, Jerry and Dana Riley, both of Cleveland.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Cook, two infant brothers, and two infant sisters.

Mr. Riley was a self-employed logger and a Protestant by faith.

Friends will be received at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home, French Creek from 4-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Conrad J. Tenney officiating. Burial will follow in the Bennett Cemetery.

Iva Swick

WESTON -- Iva Swick, 88, of 1216 North River Avenue, Weston, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born March 29, 1911, in Berlin, a daughter of the late Lonzo and Cora McCue Boram.

Her husband, Argyl B. Swick, whom she married Sept. 7, 1931, preceded her in death May 26, 1997.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Michael D. Thompson, Weston; one sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Tom Moneypenny, White Marsh, Md.; one grandson, Kevin Thompson, Harrisburg, Pa.; one granddaughter, Lisa Allen, Weston; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Kassidy Allen, both of Weston; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Swick was employed by West Virginia Glass Company until the birth of her daughter, and then was a homemaker. She was a member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Weston, where she was a member of the Slaughter Bible Class and United Methodist Women. She was also a member and Past Noble Grand of the Fern Leaf Rebekah Lodge number 108 and was a member of Weston Chapter 40, Order of Eastern Star.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Broad Street United Methodist Church in Weston with the Rev. Clifford West officiating.

The body will lie in state at Broad Street United Methodist Church from 1-2 p.m. Sunday.

Interment will follow at the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Mary L. Weber

WESTON -- Mary Louise Weber, 80, of Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, formerly of 11 Heath Court, Weston, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at the nursing home following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 19, 1919, in Fenwick, Nicholas County, a daughter of the late L. Raymond and Grace D. Shea Weber.

Surviving are three brothers, James A., Robert J. and Clarence P. Weber, all of Weston; one sister, Helen A. Ellis, Weston; several nieces and nephews, one great- nephew and three great-nieces.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond S., William H., Harold and Lawrence R. Weber.

Miss Weber was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Weston. She was a registered nurse with Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., with many years of service.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 4-8 p.m. Friday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Weston with the Rev. Fr. James Murphy as celebrant. A rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can go to St. Patrick School Foundation or Louis Bennett Public Library.

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