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Obituaries for Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Geneva Bauld Brown

ELKINS -- Geneva Bauld Brown, 87, a resident of 101 Barron Ave., Elkins, died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late James and Harriet Bauld.

On Aug. 3, 1940, in Winchester, Va., she was married to Bonn Brown, who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1997.

Surviving are two daughters, Jefferie Brown, Washington, D.C., and Ellen Brown Lucas, Palm Harbor, Fla.; and one brother, Elmer Bauld, Fernandina Beach, Fla.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Nelson, Louis and Stuart and one sister, Virginia.

Mrs. Brown graduated from Glenville State College with a bachelor's of arts degree in elementary education, and taught in several schools in Harrison County.

During World War II, she worked for the Rationing Office in Elkins. She returned to school in 1971, and graduated first in her class at the former Davis Memorial Hospital School of Nursing as a licensed practical nurse.

She helped to organize the Women's Auxiliary at Grace Episcopal Church in 1947 and served as its first president, was very active in the Parent Teacher Association and served as its president. She worked for the Family Health Service as a home health nurse until her retirement in 1983.

Herbert M. 'Hub' Goodrich

PINE GROVE -- Herbert M. "Hub" Goodrich, 83, of Mobley, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at his home.

He was a son of the late Jefferson and Hyleanne Utt Goodrich.

His wife, Essie L. Coen Goodrich, preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 1982.

Surviving are four sons, Malcolm, Dacula, Ga., Ronnie, Cameron, Monnie, Folsom, and Duane, Big Run; two daughters, Elva Barr, Smithfield, and Joan Higgins, Paden City; one sister, Velma Hostutler, Smithfield; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Vernon, Howard, Spencer and Wilbert Goodrich.

Mr. Goodrich was Protestant. He was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways as supervisor at the Toll Bridge in New Martinsville and was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran.

Otha D. Lane

SHINNSTON -- Otha D. Lane, 92, of Lumberport, died at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Clarksburg Continuous Care Center, following a brief illness.

He was born June 30, 1908, in Calhoun County, a son of the late Jim and Ida Metz Lane.

His wife, Ocie Hardway Lane, preceded him in death in April 1979.

Surviving are five sons, Dennis Lane, Alexandria, Va., Johnny Lane, Lumberport, Bobby Lane, Parkersburg, Glen Lane, Dola, Jimmie Lane, Lumberport; three daughters, Fredia Hawkins, Morgantown, Katherine Miller, New Cumberland, Linda Robinson, Lumberport; three brothers, Roud Lane, Newlon Lane, Nicut, Carl Lane, Fairmont; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Lane and Hearl Lane.

Mr. Lane worked for the Owens-Illinois Bottle Factory and on the L&L Pipeline and the Ronald Lane Pipeline.

He was a Christian and Baptist.

Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Chad Hutson, officiating. Interment will be in the Lions Club Cemetery, Lumberport.

Phylis V. Leasure

WEST UNION -- Phylis V. Leasure, 52, of West Union, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Feb. 10, 1948, in New Martinsville, a daughter of the late Albert and Ruth Earley Thompson.

Her husband, Larry Leasure, whom she married June 4, 1969, survives.

Also surviving are two sisters, Ruby Turner, New Martinsville, and Emma Suter, Paden City; six brothers, Herbert "Buster" Thompson, James Thompson, Jerry Thompson, Abe Thompson, Frank Thompson and Ernest Thompson, all of New Martinsville.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Marvin E. Leasure; one sister, Dorothy Jenkings; and one brother, Junior Thompson.

Mrs. Leasure was a homemaker and a 32 year member of the West Union Church of Christ.

Harold W. Marks

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Harold W. Marks, 64, of 7897 South Eagle Valley Road, Port Matilda, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at his home.

He was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Washington, D.C., a son of the late Loren W. Marks and Mayme Faulconer Marks.

His wife, Deloris A. McCollam Marks, preceded him in death on March 7, 1999.

Surviving are four daughters, Linda Maynard, Port Matilda, Sheryl Loftis, Virginia Beach, Va., Shelly Marks, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sherry Marks, Huntington; three sons, Stuart Waller, Fort Lauderdale, Scott Marks, Clarksburg, W.Va., and Steve Marks, Oil City; and 10 grandchildren.

Mr. Marks was an Air Force airman second class veteran and owner and operator of Jarcy's Motel in Port Matilda.

He was a member of the Port Matilda American Legion Post No. 536.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Harry William

Oldaker

SHINNSTON -- Harry William Oldaker, 85, of Dawmont, died at 5:13 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 27, 1915, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Charles William Oldaker and Nellie Kern Oldaker Nicholson.

Surviving are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Harry L. and Mollie Oldaker, David L. and Joyce Oldaker, all of Clarksburg, Ray E. and Betty Oldaker and Richard Oldaker, all of Shinnston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and John Rose, Shinnston, Karen Sue and Gary Heflin, Boothsville; 27 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lindel Oldaker, Nutter Fort, and Francis Sherwood Oldaker, Dawmont; two sisters, Clara Wade, Brown, and Ruth Bell, Gypsy; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald William Oldaker; one grandson, Mark Allen Rose; four brothers; and one sister.

Mr. Oldaker was a glasscutter, having worked for various glass factories throughout the area. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, after 2 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Robert Shingleton officiating. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Quiet Dell.

Michael Gene 'Butch' Powell

FLATWOODS -- Michael Gene "Butch" Powell, 54, of Sutton, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at his home after a short illness.

He was born June 9, 1946, at Charleston, a son of the late James Gail Powell and Opal Halstead Powell.

Surviving are one brother, Jim Powell, Sutton; and one niece, Becky Powell, Charleston.

Mr. Powell was a retired fence installer for Powell Fencing. He was a Vietnam Navy veteran.

He was a member of the Moose and Protestant.

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