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Obituaries for Friday, July 28, 2000

Apryl Lynn Benson

ASTORIA, S.D. -- Mrs. Duane (Apryl) Benson, 34, of rural Astoria, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at the Hendricks Hospital in Hendricks, Minn.

She was born June 15, 1966, in Clarksburg, a daughter of Linda Sims Kesling Luzzader of Astoria, and the late Randall Kesling.

Her husband, Duane Benson, whom she married Sept. 6, 1994, at Clear Lake, S.D., survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Amber Benson; her stepfather, Charlie Luzzader, both of Astoria; her mother-in-law, Joy Benson, Hendricks; 10 brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dr. Gary and Allie Benson, Jackson, Miss., Dr. James and Starla Moon, Concord, N.C., Glenn and Cheryl Benson, Worthington, S.D., and James and Laurie Ticknor, Bozeman, Mont.

She was also preceded in death by one brother.

Mrs. Benson attended Grafton High School, where she graduated in 1984. She worked as a property manager in South Carolina, and in housekeeping at the Hendricks Hospital.

She enjoyed being a stay at home mother and will be remembered as a devoted mother and companion. She was a private, soft spoken, quiet and sensitive individual who looked out for others. She enjoyed crocheting and needlepoint. She especially loved Christmas. She possessed a great sense of humor.

Hartsel Keith Chidester II

FRENCH CREEK -- Hartsel Keith Chidester II, 12, of Rock Cave, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, due to a motorcycle accident.

He was born July 19, 1988, at Buckhannon, a son of Hartsel Keith and Laura Lee Bender Chitester of Rock Cave.

Surviving are one sister, Tiffany Dawn Chidester at home; his maternal grandparents, Betty Bender, Medina, Ohio, and Terry Bender, Rock Cave; his maternal great-grandparents, Harriett and William Ponsford, Cleveland, Ohio, and Alma McCray, Goshen; his paternal grandparents, Hartsel and Teta Chidester, Rock Cave; several aunts and uncles.

Hartsel Keith was a seventh grade student at Buckhannon Middle School.

Friends will be received at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home, French Creek, from 6-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. David Jessie officiating. Burial will follow in the Canaan Cemetery.

Kermit Dale Long III

FRENCH CREEK -- Kermit Dale Long III, 13, of Rock Cave, Salem Ridge community, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, due to a motorcycle accident.

He was born June 22, 1987, at Buckhannon, a son of Kermit Dale Long II, Rock Cave, and Cathy Jo Chidester Hardman and stepfather, Sonny Hardman of Ivy.

Surviving are one brother, Nichael Ross Long, Ivy; his maternal grandparents, Hartsel and Teta Chidester, Arlington; his paternal grandparents, Dale and Jean Long, Rock Cave; his paternal great-grandmother, Agnes Haddix, Buckhannon, Route 4; and several aunts and uncles.

Kermit Dale attended the Buckhannon Middle School where he was a seventh grade student. He loved and enjoyed the outdoors.

Friends will be received at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home, French Creek, from 6-8 p.m. today. The body will be taken to the Salem Ridge United Methodist Church for a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. David Hamrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Ridge Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. Saturday.

Susan P. Moore

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Susan P. Moore, 77, of 1214 Hamill Ave., Clarksburg, died Thursday morning, July 27, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Joseph Audia and Rose Oliverio Audia.

Her husband, Harold Edward Moore, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Harold E. Moore II, Simpsonville, S.C.; two sisters, Mary Madia, Columbus, Ohio, Vickie DeSanto, Garden City, Mich.; one brother, William Audia, Clarksburg; two grandchildren, Ian Grayson Moore and Rachael Tory Moore; six nieces, three nephews, six great-nieces and six great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Katherine Dawson.

Mrs. Moore was a homemaker.

There is no visitation and a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael J. Nuckols

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Mr. Michael J. Nuckols, 52, of Port St. Lucie, formerly of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Martin Memorial Medical Center.

He was born in Kingsville, Texas, a son of Katherine Hopkins of Port St. Lucie, and the late Harold Nuckols.

His wife, Carol L. Nuckols, survives at Port St. Lucie.

Also surviving are one daughter, Melissa Dawn Nuckols, Port St. Lucie; one stepson, Greg Woods, Charleston; three sisters, Maureen Nuckols, Carbondale, Colo., Janice Nuckols, Kaneohe, Hawaii, and Nora Nuckols, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; one step grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by one stepson, Hank Turner.

Mr. Nuckols was past commander of Post 15 American Legion, Parkersburg, and past vice commander of American Legion, Department of West Virginia. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Parkersburg, and Ironworkers Local No. 7, Parkersburg.

He was a veteran of the Vietnamese War, having served with the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970.

Eleanor M. Zeck

CLARKSBURG -- Eleanor M. Zeck, 84, of 31512 South Chestnut St., Clarksburg, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Clarksburg Transitional Care Center.

She was born Aug. 30, 1915, in Sardis, a daughter of the late William Kester Hannah and Anna Strother Hannah.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Patricia Zeck, Clarksboro, N.J.; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Bill Silkman, Orlando, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Mary Lee Hannah, Bridgeport, and Fay and Mary Louise Hannah, Clarksburg; five grandchildren, Mark Compton, Bridgeport, David, Ronald and Linda Zeck, Clarksboro, and John Silkman, U.S. Army; seven great-grandchildren, Ryan and Lindsay Compton, Laura, David, Brenda, Nicole and Rachael Zeck; and one nephew, Michael Hannah.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Compton; and one sister, Jessie Kozma.

Mrs. Zeck was an active member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church and a member of the Library Committee of her church. She was a member of the American Baptist Women and the Omega Bible Class.

She had attended Fairmont State College and West Virginia Business College. She had retired from Maiden Form with over 30 years employment.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Dr. Kurt Busiek presiding. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

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