|Obituaries for Friday, March 24, 2000
FLATWOODS -- Lester E. "Buck" Currence, 69, of Sutton, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at his home after a long illness.
He was born Oct. 3, 1930, at Huttonsville, a son of the late Anthony A. and Tina P. Shreve Currence.
His wife, Thelma Currence, survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Roger, Donnie and Jay Currence, all of Sutton; five sisters, Betty Ware, Martinsburg, Ohio, Judy Foster, Ripley, Evelyn Lester, Sutton, Isabell Bishop, Fredericksburg, Va., and Nellie Page, Wilson, N.C.; seven brothers, Victor Currence, Bolivar, Ohio, Jack and Ralph Currence, both of Newville, Delbert, Charlie and Steven Currence, all of Sutton, and Gary Currence, Clintonville; and three grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Currence, and two brothers, Robert and Paul Currence.
Mr. Currence was a retired construction worker.
CLARKSBURG -- Lockie M. Femia, 88, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Salem.
She was born June 20, 1911, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Joseph Femia and Flora Monaco Femia.
Surviving are one sister, Sperry Romano, Charleston; several nieces and nephews, Tammy and David Griffith, Rick LeBrun, Joe H. Femia, Anthony and Monica Romano and Frank Martino, Shirley Colvin, all of Clarksburg.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Dominick Femia, Sam Femia and Frank Femia, and two sisters, Julia Martino and Sue LeBrun.
Miss Femia was known affectionately as Aunt Lockie.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksburg.
Friends may call at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike Street, Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. today.
CAPON BRIDGE -- Hazel Virginia Lemons, 91, of Turtle Creek, Pa., who had been staying with her daughter in Capon Bridge for the past 11 months, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at the Capon Manor Nursing Home in Capon Bridge.
She was born April 25, 1908, in Frenchton, a daughter of the late Warrick and Verda J. Crawford Brake.
Her husband of 58 years, Harold O. "Turk" Lemons, preceded her in death April 10, 1984.
Surviving are two daughters, Betty Jones, Capon Bridge, Sue Lemons, Turtle Creek; one sister, Retha Vickers, Clarksburg; one brother-in-law, Homer Lemons, Buckhannon; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Hamilton, and seven brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401 or to the American Cancer Association, c/o The Bank of Romney, P.O. Box 876, Romney, 26757.
CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Bernice Eleanor McDonald, 91, of Mount Clare, died Wednesday morning, March 22, 2000, in the Clarksburg Continuous Care, Clarksburg.
She was born June 20, 1908, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Charles W. Camp and Grace N. Danley Camp.
Her husband, J.P. McDonald, preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1984.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William G. and Nancy McDonald, Mount Clare; one sister, Dorotha M. Lemon, Jane Lew; three grandchildren, Debra K. Rogers, Cynthia A. Bocanegra and Timothy M. McDonald and wife, Tammy; five great-grandchildren, Shane Rogers, Jaime McDonald, Blair Bocanegra, Danika McDonald and Skyler Burke.
She was preceded in death by four sisters.
Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Mount Clare United Methodist Church, the Woman's Society of Christian Service, the V.I.R. Sunday School Class and had been a Sunday School teacher and pianist for the church.
She was a 50-year member of the Clare Rebecca Lodge No. 302, Mount Clare, also a member of the Mount Clare Golden Coins and Senior Citizens.
She retired in 1975 with 30 years of service as postmistress of the Mount Clare Post Office.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, from noon-9 p.m. today where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Richard McDonald presiding.
Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. A Rebecca Service will be held at 6 p.m. today by members of District No. 9.
Margaret Tangeman Williams
MARTINSBURG -- Margaret Tangeman Williams, 74, of Martinsburg, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in the Winchester Medical Center.
She was born April 16, 1925, in Mount Clare, a daughter of the late Louis B. Tangeman and Jennie Rogers Tangeman.
Her husband, Charles M. Williams, preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer L. Hedges, Martinsburg, and Jeanette L. Stup, Inwood; two brothers, Louis T. Tangeman, Lodi, Calif., and George E. Tangeman, Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Heidi C. Davis, Stacey M. Davis, Wendy M. Davis Deel, Jennell R. Hedges and Corey Stup; two great-grandchildren, Frazier and Makenzie Davis; and one nephew, Louis J. Tangeman, Charleston.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Victor E. and Ervin E. Tangeman, and one sister, Olive E. Benninger.
Mrs. Williams was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Martinsburg and a member of the Eastern Star Lodge in Ravenswood.