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CURRENT OBITUARIES


Obituaries for Monday, March 20, 2000

John Patton Friend

GASSAWAY -- John Patton Friend, 84, of Chapel, Braxton County, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 15, 1915, a son of the late Andrew P. and Lula B. Lowrey Friend.

Surviving are two sisters, Opal M. Barker, Jane Lew, and Mary B. Cottrell, Copen; four brothers, Charles E. Friend, Exchange, George S. Friend, Elyria, Ohio, Ancel L. Friend and Robert "Bob" Friend, both of Chapel; and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle R. Duncan and Maysel L. Friend, and one brother, D. Melvin Friend.

Mr. Friend was a farmer and a Methodist by faith.

Visitation will be at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Ron Acord officiating. Interment will be at Chrisman Memorial Cemetery, Chapel.

Maxine C. Krafft

SALEM -- Maxine C. Krafft, 62, of Elyria, Ohio, formerly of the Clarksburg-Bristol area, died suddenly Friday evening, March 17, 2000, at her home.

She was born Oct. 31, 1937, at Clarksburg, a daughter of the late James and Pearl Nicholson Corder.

Surviving are her special friend, Butch Faust, LaGrange, Ohio; five daughters, Brenda Charles, Lorena Krafft, Cheryl Morris and Tracy Bridge, all of Elyria, and Kimberly Smith, Bristol; four stepchildren, Jane Flanagan, LaGrange, Butch Faust Jr., Elyria, John Faust, Holland, Mich., and Shawn Faust, North Ridgeville, Ohio; three brothers, Gerald, Roger and Randall Corder, all of Bristol; three sisters, Marlyn Sigmon, North Carolina, Garnet Cottrill, Florida, and Janet Packard, Independence, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her former husband, Louis B. Krafft and by one granddaughter, Heather Fortin.

Mrs. Krafft was employed by Parker Hannifin Corporation of Elyria with 28 years of service in the hydraulic valve division.

She enjoyed reading, canning fruits and vegetables, and spending time with her grandchildren. She collected crystal figurines and was involved in the recent project of having a log cabin built in West Virginia.

Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem Chapel, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in the Big Isaac Cemetery.

Beatrice Marie Murphy

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Beatrice Marie Murphy, 87, formerly of Chestnut Street and Mulberry Avenue, Clarksburg, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Clarksburg Continuous Care following an extended illness.

She was born July 11, 1912, at Rock Cave, a daughter of the late Frank McCauley and Elba M. Kellison McCauley.

Her husband, Dorsey L. Murphy, preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1982.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, John W. and Judy Murphy, Phoenix, Ariz., and Keith A. and Shirley Murphy, Clarksburg; one brother, Orris D. McCauley, Mount Vernon, Ohio; five grandchildren, Alyson Murphy Baer, Sarah Murphy Parente and Kate Murphy, all of Phoenix, Leanna K. Murphy and Brian K. Murphy, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; and one great-granddaughter, Annika Baer, Phoenix.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Orval, James F. and William S. McCauley.

Mrs. Murphy was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg. She graduated from the Mountain State Business College in Parkersburg and she had previously worked for Hazel Atlas Glass for several years.

Also, she had been active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, from 6-9 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Etheldean Yanero presiding. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Robert Murphy

PHILIPPI -- Robert Murphy, 82, of Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care, formerly of 107 North High St., Philippi, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care.

He was born April 7, 1917, at Clemtown, a son of the late Everett and Eva B. Duckworth Murphy.

Surviving are two sisters, Ruth M. Baughman, Philippi, and Mary L. Frey, Mansfield Addition, Philippi; two brothers, Tommy Murphy, Volga, and Dale Murphy, Grafton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Edith H. Watkins.

Mr. Murphy retired from Broaddus Hospital House-keeping in Dec. 1985. He was a member of Philippi I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 59 and a member of Dorcas Rebekah Lodge No. 275. He was a member of the Philippi United Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Wright Funeral Home.

Alice H. Post

PHILIPPI -- Alice H. Post, 80, of Laurel, Md., formerly of Clarksburg, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2000, at the Cherry Lane Nursing Center.

She was born Aug. 13, 1919, at Philippi, a daughter of the late James H. and Myrtle Woodford Hall.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna J. Nash, Silver Spring, Md.; one sister, Ada Hall Putzek, Clearwater, Fla.; and two grandsons, Dan and Tim Nash.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Ross Post; six brothers, Lloyd, Frank, Lewis, Winslow, Harwood and Harold Hall; and three sisters, Marian Drummond, Lillian Henderson and Bernice H. Hall.

Mrs. Post retired as administrative secretary from the U.S. Printing Office with 18 years service. She was of Christian faith.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Philippi Masonic Cemetery with Rev. James Burdette officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Wright Funeral Home, Philippi, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard William Snyder

MANNINGTON -- Richard William Snyder, 49, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Wallace, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at Mannington.

He was born June 17, 1950, at Frankfurt, Germany, a son of Charles F. and Anita L. Heller Snyder of Mannington.

His wife, Sonja Lynn Douglas Snyder, of Grove City, Ohio, whom he married Sept. 25, 1975, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Sean D. and Stacy M. Snyder, Clarksburg; two sisters, Centa A. Shaw and Sue E. Haught, both of Route 2, Mannington; one nephew, two nieces, three great- nephews and three great-nieces.

Mr. Snyder was a self employed carpenter. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He had formerly worked for National Geographic's Seismographic Department.

Friends may call at the Masters Funeral Home in Mannington, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home. At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated.

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