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Obituaries for March 29, 2000

Brent D. DeLaney

GRAFTON -- Brent D. DeLaney, 45, of Route 5, Grafton, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo.

He was born Oct. 16, 1954, in Grafton, a son of the late Harry D. DeLaney and Mona L. Sturms DeLaney.

His wife, Patricia Underwood DeLaney, survives.

Also surviving are one brother, Robert D. DeLaney and wife, Virginia F. DeLaney, Grafton; one sister, Mrs. Wayne (Sharon) Flohr, Grafton; his grandmother, Marjorie DeLaney, Grafton; his mother and father-in-law, James H. and Phyllis Minford Underwood, Lady Lake, Fla.; one uncle, William DeLaney and wife, Virginia, Albuquerque, N.M.; two great-aunts, Virginia Laulis and Beryl Gregory, both of Grafton; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Tim (Carolyn) Hooker, Dalton, Ga., and Ms. Barbara Underwood, Kamuela, Hawaii; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. DeLaney was a graduate of Grafton High School. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a Baptist by faith.

At the passing of his life, he gave the gift of life as an organ donor.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, at Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton, with the Rev. Arnold McIntosh officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Morgantown Health Right Free Clinic, 154 Pleasant St., Morgantown, WV 26505.

Thelma G. Hayhurst

PENNSBORO -- Thelma G. Hayhurst, 89, of Route 2, Pennsboro, Hurshers Run community, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 8, 1910, in League near Pike, Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Ory Scott and Sarah "Sadie" Elizabeth Joy Satterfield.

Her first husband, George A. Lewis, preceded her in death. Her second husband, Warren S. Hayhurst, whom she married on May 19, 1934, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Ann Tingler and husband, Dale, and Sondra Hayhurst, all of Pennsboro; two sons, Ronald Hayhurst, St. Marys, and Delno Hayhurst, Parkersburg; one sister, Violet "Vee" L. Pinkus, Tempe, Ariz.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ora Ensel and Millard R. Satterfield.

Early in her life, Mrs. Hayhurst had worked at the American Vicose of Parkersburg, and the garment factories in Harrisville. She was a former member of the Pennsboro Senior Citizens.

She was a homemaker and had previously attended the Hurshers Run United Methodist Church.

In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to the Ritchie County Historical Society, Save the Depot Fund, 101 Broadway St., Pennsboro, WV 26415.

Alice M. Hoover

WESTON -- Alice M. Hoover, 80, of 207 Whiting Ave., Glenville, died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2000, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 27, 1919, in Vadis, a daughter of the late Merch Keesecker and Cathern Ingram Keesecker.

Her husband, Harry Hoover, whom she married July 16, 1958, preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1995.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Brooks, Claude, Henry, Ofia, Russell, Everett and Lee Keesecker.

Mrs. Hoover was a member of the former VanHorn Drive Southern Baptist Church in Glenville. She was a former member of the Glenville Rebekah Lodge.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. The Order of Eastern Star of Glenville, will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.

Bernice M. Johnson

BUCKHANNON -- Bernice M. Johnson, 88, of Buckhannon, formerly of Ripley, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the Saint Joseph Hospital.

She was born Dec. 10, 1911, in Jackson County, a daughter of the late C.C. Walters and Mae L. Thomas Walters.

Her husband Lawrence Johnson, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Wanda Hoover and husband, Holly, of Buckhannon; three grandchildren, Gregory Hoover and wife Melody, Frederick, Md., Neal Hoover and wife, Sarah, Louisville, Ky., and Kimberly Sayre and husband, Gene, Newport News, Va.; one great-grandson, Caleb Hoover, Frederick; one brother, Herman Walters, Parkersburg, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton and Cecil Walters, and one sister, Veva Walters.

Mrs. Johnson attended the Joes Run Memorial Church at Ripley.

Mildred Muriel Griffin Monroe

SHINNSTON -- Mildred Muriel Griffin Monroe, 90, died March 27, 2000, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born Nov. 27, 1909, in Lumberport, a daughter of Jerome S. Griffin and Maggie Etta Murray Griffin.

Her husband, the Rev. G. Lawton Monroe, whom she married April 30, 1932, preceded her in death Oct. 29, 1982.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul L. and Suzanne Wardle Monroe, Oklahoma City, and Walter E. and Audrey Phipps Monroe, Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Monroe Tom, San Diego, Calif., Paul L. Monroe Jr. and Karen J. Monroe Foster, both of Oklahoma City, Tracy L. Monroe Short and husband, Gene, and Steven R. Monroe, all of Tulsa; five great-grandchildren, George L. and Victoria J. Monroe, both of Oklahoma City, Michael G. Mclean, Kristin L. and Ariel M. Short, all of Tulsa; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Don and Elizabeth Griffin Masters, Fredericksburg, Texas, and William and Edith Griffin Dresher, Baltimore, Md.; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Wayne Griffin, Cleveland, Ohio, James and Fanny Harvey Griffin, Bridgeport, Dwight and Ruth Mackey Griffin, Evansville, Ind., Eileen Batman Griffin, Louray, Va., and Marjorie Smith Griffin, Morgantown.

She was also preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, James and Lucy Griffin Bowers; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Raymond and Mary Bolivar Griffin, Paul and Sarah Ellison Griffin, Ray Griffin, Louray, Va., Willis Griffin, Morgantown, and Gertrude Reitz Griffin, Cleveland.

Visitations will be at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, and at Lumberport Baptist Church from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Lions Club Cemetery, Lumberport.

Elijah Cole Swiger

SHINNSTON -- Elijah Cole Swiger, 2 months, of Wallace, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, March 26, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 16, 2000, a son of Michael and Melissa Johnson Swiger of Wallace.

Also surviving are one brother, Zane E. Swiger; one sister, Celeste G. Swiger; his maternal grandparents, Harold and Linda Johnson, Bridgeport; and his paternal grandparents, Arnold and Mary Swiger, Wallace.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Tim Sandy officiating. Interment will follow at the Wallace Lions Club Cemetery.

Grace M. Williamson

WEST UNION -- Grace M. Williamson, 86, of the Sunbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Salem, formerly of Wilbur, died at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at the nursing facility following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 9, 1913, a daughter of the late Eben E. and Frona Jones Duty.

Her husband, Edgar J. Williamson, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Reva Rowland, Alma, Wilbur Community; one son, Gail D. Williamson, Wilbur; two sisters, Auda Gatrell, Middlebourne, and Carolyn Hurst, Newton Falls, Ohio; one brother, Elwood Duty, Sevierville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Deborah Menges, Elkhart, Ind., and Rachelle Tudor, Morgantown; one great-grandchild, Rainelle Menges, Elkhart, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lorena and Blanche Gatrell.

Mrs. Williamson was a member of the West Union Church of Christ. She was an avid homemaker and quilter.

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