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Obituaries for Dec. 15, 2000

William G. Bagley

PENNSBORO -- William G. Bagley, 62, of West Union, Slaughter Run, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at his residence.

He was born June 16, 1938, in East Liverpool, Ohio, a son of the late William F. Bagley and Opal Marie Grimm Bagley Berry.

His wife, Judith Ann Bagley, survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Joanna Lynn Beckman, Oakland, Md., Janella Renee Jenkins, Pennsboro, Julie Ann Cottrill, May Port, Fla., and Jennifer Denise Bagley, Wilbur; two sons, James Robert Bagley, Pennsboro, and Jason Edward Bagley, West Union; one brother, Loren Edward Bagley, Middlebourne; and eight grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Bagley.

Mr. Bagley was a well tender and driller for Perkins Oil and Gas and Sancho Oil and Gas. He was an eight- year veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the National Rifle Association, and the Fairview United Methodist Church, Bearsville, Tyler County.

William L. Chipps

SALEM -- William L. Chipps, 66, of Huntington, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.

He was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Doddridge County, a son of the late Roscoe Haward and Gretna Pearl Nicholson Chipps.

His wife, Betty Zubrick Chipps, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Tracy Williams, Vivian Jones and Vickie Jones, all of Huntington; one son, David Lee Chipps, three sisters, Maybelle Zam and Connie Louise Williams, all of Clarksburg, and Karen Sue Morrison, Alabama; two brothers, Roscoe B. Chipps, Clarksburg, and Wendell E. Chipps, Bridgeport; and three grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one nephew, Bradley Todd Chipps.

Mr. Chipps worked in construction as a carpenter, He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was a Protestant by faith.

Gordon Linwood 'Gordie' McBee

PHILIPPI -- Gordon Linwood "Gordie" McBee, 51, of Route 3, Lower Hacker, Philippi, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at his residence.

He was born May 1, 1949, in Barbour County, a son of Wayne McBee, Route 3, Philippi, and the late Evelyn Shaw McBee.

His wife, the former Lois Jane Marks, whom he married Sept. 6, 1975, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Chasity C. McBee and Krystal K. McBee, both of Route 3, Philippi; three sisters, Ann Campbell, Carrollton Road, Volga, Mrs. Raymond (Jo Ann) Anderson, Fort Ashby, and Mrs. William (Edith) Wentz, Philippi, one brother, Wayne Lee McBee, Stewarts Run Road, Philippi, and one granddaughter, Evelyn A. McBee.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. McBee received a bachelors degree in business from Salem-Teikyo University.

He was a carpenter having been employed with Blake Construction until becoming disabled in 1987. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam conflict.

In honor of his request the body will be cremated.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Wright Funeral Home Chapel, 216 North Walnut St., Philippi, with the Rev. Idus Jones Jr. officiating.

Michael Troy Sayre

BUCKHANNON -- Michael Troy Sayre, 42, of Route 1, French Creek, Etna community, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, as a result of a logging accident.

He was born March 1, 1958, in Buckhannon, a son of Troy Ophus and Lucille Tenney Sayre.

His wife, Anita Cogar Sayre, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Whitney Dawn Sayre at home; one brother, Steven Sayre, two sisters, Donna Lewis and Barbara Collins, all of French Creek; several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.

Mr. Sayre was co-owner of Sayre Logging Co.

Kenneth Leroy 'Chief' Sisk

PHILIPPI -- Kenneth Leroy "Chief" Sisk, 59, of Audra Park community, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Harrison County, a son of the late Alva John and Lucil Murrel Queen Sisk.

His wife, Patty J. Sisk, preceded him in death on March 3, 1996.

Surviving are two daughters, Angie Faye Robinson and Tammy Lynn "Sissy" Sisk, both of Statesville, N.C.; two sisters, Eva Mae Wilbanks, Brunswick, Ga., and Karen F. Bennett,Buckhannon; one brother, Roger E. Sisk, Buckhannon; two granddaughters, Amber D. Sisk and Savanna B. Robinson; one grandson, Justin A. Kinder; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Gail Sisk and John A. Sisk; and one sister, Delma Waldean Farley.

Mr. Sisk was a truck driver before becoming disabled. He served with the U.S. Navy. He was a United Methodist by faith.

William Wellings Jr.

BUCKHANNON -- William Wellings Jr., 84, of Route 3, Box 305-7, Buckhannon, died at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born June 27, 1916, at Glendale, Pa., a son of the late William Wellings and Isabelle Arnfield Wellings.

His wife, Florence Godwin Wellings, whom he married June 15, 1940, preceded him in death on April 22, 1995.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William "Bud" and Linda Wellings III, two granddaughters, Deborah Godwin Bond and Christy Lynn Benson, and one great-granddaughter, Christyenne LilyAnne Bond, all of Buckhannon.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda "Tippy" Pettit; and two sisters, Charlotte Byeson and Dr. Flora Mae Wellings.

Mr. Wellings was an inventory control manager at Westvaco.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Buckhannon, and the Wellsburg Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M.

Kenneth G. Williams

CLARKSBURG -- Kenneth G. Williams, 36, of Ocello Street, Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at his home.

He was born July 15, 1964, in Clarksburg, a son of Joy Harris Williams of Clarksburg, and the late Don R. Williams of San Diego, Calif., who preceded him in death on Dec. 12.

Also surviving are one sister, Lisa Kay Kovach, Clarksburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Lori Williams, Pittsburgh, Pa.; three nieces, Kaitlin Rose Kovach, Amber Ryan Kovach, both of Clarksburg, and Allison Hope Williams; one nephew, Cameron Patrick Williams, Pittsburgh; his aunts and uncles, John R. Harris, Parkersburg, John E. Harris, and Mr. and Mrs. William E. Harris, all of Clarksburg, Neal and Helen DeVoe, New Park, Pa., and John and Carolyn Nesselrode, Charlottesville, Va.; many cousins; and his cat, Jerry Lee.

He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Madge and Russell G. Harris; and his paternal grandparents, Frieda E. and Homa C. Williams.

Mr. Williams had served in the U.S. Army. He had been a care provider in private group homes.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday. A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Eric Faust in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

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