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Obituaries for Sunday, March 26, 2000

Phyllis McCray Boden

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Phyllis McCray Boden, 72, formerly of Wilsonburg, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in Arlington, Va., after having a stroke.

She was born Nov. 26, 1927.

Her husband, Clyde Boden Jr., whom she married Nov. 14, 1953, at the Foundry Methodist Church in Washington D.C., preceded her in death.

Surviving are two children, Scott D. Boden and Barbara A. Boden; one granddaughter, Lyndsie D. Boden; one sister, Joan Potter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Boden graduated from Victory High School, Clarksburg, in 1946. She then moved to Alexandria, Va., and worked for the Eastern Area Red Cross. She later worked at the Pentagon, when she met her future husband and was married by the Chaplain of the Senate. In 1965 they moved to 512 North Livingston St., Arlington, where she resided for the remainder of her life.

Burial was at Arlington National Cemetery.

Berdelia B. Griffith

PENNSBORO -- Berdelia B. Griffith, 88, of Pennsboro, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at Parkersburg.

She was born Nov. 6, 1911, at Fallen Timber in Wetzel County, a daughter of the late James W. and Rachel L. Shreve Horner.

Her husband, James J. (Josh) Griffith, preceded her in death.

Surviving are four sons, James W. and Kenny Griffith, both of Pennsboro, Clarence E. Griffith, Atlanta, Ga., and David L. Griffith, Middlebourne; one daughter, Wilma J. Jones, Pennsboro; one sister, Roxie Easley, Zephyr Hills, Fla.; one brother, Robert Horner, Milberry, Fla.; 22 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Ode Griffith; two daughters, Bonnie Smith and Connie Griffith; two brothers, Jim and Wilbert Horner; one sister, Leota Watson; and two half brothers.

Mrs. Griffith was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and cooking. For the past 42 years, she has been a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Pennsboro.

Friends will be received at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, after 5 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Chris Arveson and Rev. Robert Harshbarger officiating.

Mary Heater Nicholson

FLATWOODS -- Mrs. Mary Heater Nicholson, 85, of Weston, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at CAMC-General Division, Charleston, after a short illness.

She was born Feb. 11, 1915, at Burnsville, a daughter of the late Frank Heater and Flora E. Jessie Haymond Heater.

Her husband, Carl L. Nicholson, preceded her in death Oct. 4, 1975.

Surviving are one daughter, Catherine L. Wine, Burnsville; one son, Louis Nicholson, Rome, Ohio; one sister, Pauline Heater Buckley, Burnsville; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and Frank Heater; one sister, Sallie A. Nicholson; and one grandson, Michael E. Wine.

Mrs. Nicholson was a Methodist and retired from Weston State Hospital.

Friends may call at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, from 6-8 p.m. today. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Burnsville.

Clarence M. Propst

PHILIPPI -- Clarence M. Propst, 82, of Stonecoal community, Route 1, Bridgeport, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2000, in the Heartland of Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 4, 1917, on Brushy Fork, Harrison County, a son of the late Thomas J. and Virginia E. Fulkineer Propst.

His wife, the former Mildred M. Cain, whom he married Nov. 4, 1936, survives at Stonecoal community.

Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Dale, (Cecil C. Jenkins) Crim, Bridgeport, Mrs. Brent (Eugenia E.) Stewart, Clarksburg, and Mrs. John C. (Bonnie V.) Barker, Sissonville; four brothers, Earl B. Propst, Mineral Springs, N.C., H. Kermit Propst, Jane Lew, Howard W. Propst, Arcadia, Fla., and Carl D. Propst, Cary, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by six sisters, Mrs. Clayton (Edith) Osborn, Mrs. Clyde (Kittie) Smith, Margaret, Pearl, Bopeep and Marie Propst; and three brothers, Winfred, Orville and Roger Propst.

Mr. Propst was a retired employee of the City of Wadsworth, Ohio. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2070 in Wadsworth. He was a Baptist by faith.

Friends may call at the Stemple and Forman Funeral Home, Philippi, from 7-9 p.m. today, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Davis and Sister Ruth officiating. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Otis E. "Hank" Snow

CLARKSBURG -- Otis E. "Hank" Snow, 71, of 146 Water St., Salem, died at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000, in SunBridge Care Center following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Baskett, Ky., a son of the late Henry Snow and Nellie Pitt Snow.

His wife Joy Staples Snow, whom he married Aug. 14, 1948, preceded him in death March 23, 1989.

Surviving are one son, Dennis E. Snow, Stonewood; two daughters, Barbara "Mitzi" Tanner, Clarksburg, and Marianne Clevenger, Salem; four grandchildren, Jennifer Waggamon, Chad Tanner, and Stephanie and Steven Snow; one great-grandson, Zachary Tanner; two step great-grandchildren, Mark and Emily Waggamon; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Georgia Dillon, Pauline Ryan, Dennis Brown, Dorothy Robinson and Hardin Kallaher; and one brother, James Snow.

Mr. Snow was a member of the Salem Baptist Church, Salem. He was a member of the Galion Masonic Lodge, Galion, Ohio.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving as paratrooper in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He had been the owner of Snow Drilling Company and had retired in 1987 from S.W. Jack Drilling Company.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. His body will be moved to the Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, 629 South Green St., Henderson, Ky., where friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, and where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Henderson, Ky. Masonic burial rites will be conducted for Mr. Snow at the funeral home.

Raymond G. Weekley Jr.

PENNSBORO -- Raymond G. Weekley Jr., 52, of Pennsboro, died Thursday, March 23, 2000, in Pennsboro.

He was born March 14, 1948, at Parkersburg, a son of Edith Weekley, Pennsboro and the late Raymond G. Weekley.

Surviving are his companion, Diane McGuire, Pennsboro; two sons, R. Todd Weekley and wife, Carla, Cottageville, and Kraig Weekley, Pennsboro; and one daughter, Blair Weekley, Pennsboro;

He was also preceded in death by one half brother, Dale Weekley.

Mr. Weekley had been employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Pennsboro for 18 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former president of the former Fraternal Order of Eagles of Pennsboro.

Friends may call at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, from 3:30-8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Martin L. Corbin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Ellenboro.

Charles Franklin Wiles

ROWLESBURG -- Charles Franklin Wiles, 74, of Rowlesburg, died Friday, March 24, 2000, in Morgantown.

He was born Sept. 12, 1925, on Lantz Ridge, a son of the late Willis and Loretta Bolyard Wiles.

His wife of 52 years, Doris A. Cox Wiles, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Diana L. Sigley, Rowlesburg, and two grandchildren, Ricky D. Sigley II and Chelsea L. Sigley.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda S. Wiles, and one brother, Edward C. Wiles.

Mr. Wiles was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II. He was a member of the Saint Paul's Lutheran Church at Aurora. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Cannon Hill Post No. 3008 in Rowlesburg. He retired from Kingwood Mining Company as a mechanic.

Friends may call at the Browning Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, Chestnut Street, Rowlesburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. William Connelly officiating.

Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery on Lantz Ridge. Preston County VFW Posts will conduct military graveside rites.

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