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Obituaries for Friday, March 31, 2000

Tony J. Arcuri

SHINNSTON -- Tony J. Arcuri, 73, of Mudlick community, died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at his residence.

He was born May 21, 1926, at Wyatt, a son of the late Salvatore and Hazel M. Smith Arcuri.

His wife of 42 years, Sally Arcuri, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Michael and Danny Arcuri, both of Shinnston, and Randy Arcuri, Lumberport; three daughters, Sarah Arcuri, Shinnston, Oma J. Lucas, Shinnston, and Jeannie Valerio, Hepzibah, 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; two brothers, Frankie and Sam Arcuri, both of Warren, Ohio; three sisters, Rosemary Martin and Lucille Null, both of Belpre, Ohio, and Rose Tannihill, Shinnston.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Jeff Arcuri; one daughter, Barbara; two brothers, Joe and John; and one sister, Katie.

Mr. Arcuri served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member for 45 years and Past Commander for 17 years of the American Legion Post No. 31 of Shinnston. He served as Department Vice-Commander of the American Legion, Department of West Virginia.

He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 573, Clarksburg, Elks No. 482, Clarksburg, and the Orioles Club. He was involved with fund-raiser for Muscular Dystrophy. He was employed by Consolidation Coal Company, Loveridge Mine No. 22 for 40 years.

He was a member of U.M.W. of A. District 31, Local 9909, a democratic committeeman and an avid fisherman.

Mr. Arcuri was a man with a heart of gold.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 12-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Austin Burrough officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

James E. Burton

KINSMAN, Ohio -- James E. Burton, 86, of 5057 Warner Road, Kinsman, died at 3:56 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at his stepson's home in Acampo, Calif., after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 23, 1914, in Clarksburg, a son of Roy and Cora Gorby Burton.

His wife, Cleva I. Lanham Burton, whom he married March 29, 1941, preceded him in death Sept. 20, 1989.

Surviving are two stepsons, Robert Robinson, Kinsman, and Ronald Robinson, Acampo; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lawrence, Earl, Thomas and Richard.

Mr. Burton had been employed by Hill-Hubble Company in Girard, Ohio, for 15 years until its closing. He then worked with Cleveland Castings Foundry in Kinsman for 10 years, retiring in 1981.

He had lived in Trumbull County since 1954.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing and going to flea markets.

P. Louise Fenton

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. P. Louise Fenton, 80, of 112 Dodge Court, Clarksburg, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon.

She was born July 31, 1919, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Everett F. Westfall and Virginia B. Clonch Westfall.

Surviving are one brother, Charles E. Westfall, Buckhannon; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Golden, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Maxine Parsons, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Oscar L. Westfall, and one sister, Mamie Knapp.

Mrs. Fenton was a member of the Evangelical Congregational Church, Oak Mound, Clarksburg. She had been employed for over 30 years at the former Saint Mary's Hospital, now United Hospital Center.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 4-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. O.D. Harman conducting. Interment will be in Hepzibah Cemetery.

Lydia Crawford Holbrook

BUCKHANNON -- Lydia Crawford Holbrook, 73, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Saint Joseph's Hospital.

She was born June 28, 1926, at Kanawha Head, a daughter of the late Loy A. and Opal M. Helmick Crawford.

Her husband, John A. Holbrook, whom she married Feb. 2, 1946, preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1993.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, John A. Holbrook Jr. and wife, Shirley, Staunton, Va.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Holbrook Deyo, Waco, Texas, and Mark A. and Mathew J. Holbrook, both of Harrisville; one stepgranddaughter, Tammy Dancy, Columbus, Ohio; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Cosbic Fisher, Kanawha Head, Ruth Flemming, Buckhannon, and Kay Rumph, Elyria, Ohio; four brothers, the Rev. Russell Crawford, Parkersburg, Eskar W. Crawford, Coral Cabels, Fla., Kenneth L. Crawford, Kanawha Head, and the Rev. Johnnie L. Crawford, Elyria; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Crawford was a retired machine operator for Moore Business Forms. She was a Methodist by faith.

Mary Lou Holt

SHINNSTON -- Mary Lou Holt, 59, of Shinnston, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at the University Presbyterian Medical Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born Feb. 16, 1941, at Robey Mines Road, near Lumberport, a daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Bodis Sparish.

Surviving are one daughter, Beth A. Pierce, Shinnston; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John and Tammy Holt, Adamsville, Tim Holt, Shinnston, and Scott and Becky Holt, Garden Grove, Calif.; five grandchildren, Kristie and Karl Holt, Joseph Pierce, and Ashley, Amanda and Justin Holt; two sisters, Elizabeth Pavich, Hutchinson, and Ann Citino, Beloit, Ohio.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Phillip and Sammy Sparish.

Mary was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 3-9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Martin officiating. Interment will follow at the Lions Club Cemetery in Lumberport.

Rita N. McDaniel

PHILIPPI -- Rita N. McDaniel, 87, of 5 Neal St., Philippi, died Thursday morning, March 30, 2000, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born May 16, 1912, in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Clay and Willa Anglin Schoonover.

Her husband, Murl McDaniel, whom she married Aug. 17, 1930, in Oakland, Md., preceded her in death Feb. 27, 1988.

Surviving are one son, Edward L. McDaniel; one sister, Lucille Malone; one brother, Eugene Schoonover, all of Philippi; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Etta K. Digman.

Mrs. McDaniel was a graduate of Philippi High School. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Crim Memorial United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

Juanita Hudkins Spears

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Juanita "Nita" Hudkins Spears, 79, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo.

She was born April 24, 1920, in Mannington, the fourth oldest daughter of Israel Francis and Lillie Thomas.

Her first husband of 24 years, Brooks Hudkins, preceded her in death. Her second husband of 31 years, Frank Spears, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Donald (Pamela) Hudkins; one grandson, Steven Hudkins, all of Toledo; one stepson, Roger (Shirley) Hudkins, Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Roupe, Columbus, Ohio, and Melrose George, Mannington; and four step grandchildren, Leara Dallas, Greg Hudkins, Lynn Angel and Stacey Vermette.

Mrs. Spears moved to Toledo in 1955 and was employed many years at both Hettrick Manufacturing Company and Washington Local Schools.

Nita and Frank, together have been active members of Judson Baptist Church in Toledo.

Juanita V. Wiseman

PHILIPPI -- Juanita V. Wiseman, 88, of Warren, Ohio, formerly of Philippi, died at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in Mariner Rehabilitation Health Care Center of Clearwater in Clearwater, Fla.

She was born June 16, 1911, at Philippi, a daughter of the late Lee and Ella (Moats) Thompson.

Her husband, Russian B. Wiseman, preceded her in death June 15, 1966.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Vonda G. and Paul E. Overfield, Warren, with whom she made her home; two sisters, Bertha Nutter, Clarksburg, and Opal Hunt, Volga; two grandchildren, Richard L. Overfield, Key Largo, Fla., and Diane J. Overfield Gonzelz, Chesterton, Ind.; six great-grandchildren, Ryan and Nathan Overfield, Joseph, David, Elizabeth and Paul Gonzelz.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Audra Nutter and Margaret Murphy; and five brothers, Ernest Everett, Orville, Herbert and Anther Thompson.

Mrs. Wiseman was a homemaker.

She enjoyed gardening and looking at pictures of her travels to the Holy Land, California, Hawaii, Canada and Florida. She was a Protestant by faith.

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