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Obituaries for Tuesday, July 29, 03

Phyllis Wynona Bush

PARKERSBURG -- Phyllis Wynona Bush, 67, of Parkersburg, died July 26, 2003, at her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Bush was born May 23, 1936, in Gilmer County, WV, a daughter of the late Blair and Clorice Gribble Bush. She was a graduate of Troy High School and Glenville State College and did graduate work at WVU at Parkersburg. Mrs. Bush retired in 1995 from the Wood County Board of Education after teaching school 29 years. She was an active member of Victory Assembly of God Church. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, M. Glenn Bush; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Rick Thomason of Springdale, Arkansas, and Marcia and Michael Deitsch of Parkersburg; five grandchildren, Morgan and Mason Thomason, and Lauren, Dakota and Emily Deitsch; and a sister, Betty Joan Husk of Beverly, Ohio.

Services will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Victory Assembly of God in Mineral Wells with Reverend Ron Blevins, Reverend Lance Hitt, and Reverend Robert P. Holland officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, on Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and 2 hours prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Housecall/Hospice at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

A service of Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Stephanie Lorraine Edwards

CLARKSBURG -- Stephanie Lorraine Edwards, age 20, of 1308 Myra Street, Clarksburg, WV, died Friday morning, July 25, 2003, at United Hospital Center following a sudden illness. She was born in Clarksburg, WV, September 24, 1982, a daughter of James Alan Edwards of Salem, WV, and Roxana Mae Wolford Pitts of Nutter Fort, WV.

Surviving, in addition to her parents are, her stepfather, Marcus Pitts, Nutter Fort, WV, her maternal grandparents, with whom she lived and who had raised her, Larry and Patricia Wolford, Clarksburg, WV; six brothers and their spouses, Clifford and Kimberly Wolford, Clarksburg, WV, Larry E. & Helen Wolford, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Timothy D. & Cynthia Wolford, Clarksville, TN, Kevin D. & Christina Wolford, Clarksburg, WV, Patrick A. Wolford and Donald Jenson, both of Cowpens, SC; two sisters, Rebecca Ann Edwards, Nutter Fort, WV, and Ashley Carpenter, Clarksburg, WV; a close friend, Ivena Edgell, Clarksburg, WV, other stepsisters and several cousins.

She had been baptized in the East Clarksburg Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Robert C. Byrd High School, Class of 2001, with honors, and Tri-County High School and Technical Center in medical secretarial studies. She had planned to attend Fairmont State College this fall.

Friends may call at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. on Monday, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ron Hill presiding. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver service.

Ada Kathleen 'Kate' Hall

WESTON -- Ada Kathleen "Kate" Hall, 65, 251 North River Avenue, Weston, WV, died at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2003, in the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg following a brief illness. Born on May 21, 1938, in Alum Bridge, WV, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Warren McHenry and Stella Elizabeth (Lamb) McHenry Lawrence. On August 12, 1956, she married Roy Lee "Jack" Hall, who preceded her in death on September 17, 1989.

Survivors include one son, Thomas Ross Hall, Weston, WV; one daughter, Susan Kathleen Hall, Weston, WV; four sisters, Mary Alice Blake, Weston, WV, Ruth Ann Talbott, Camden, WV, Helen Marie "Dot" Butler, Weston, WV, and Carol Frances Bush, Weston, WV; two brothers, Leo B. McHenry, Newport News, VA, and William R. McHenry, High Point, NC; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and -nephews; and several great-great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Stanley Jack Hall; one sister, Evelyn Hope McHenry; and one brother, Charles Warren McHenry.

Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and a Methodist by Faith. She enjoyed flowers, embroidering, and quilting, and made a quilt for all babies she knew. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV, on Tuesday, July 29, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2003, from the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Clifford West officiating. Interment will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery in Linn, WV.

Boyle Funeral Home of Weston.

Ralph Junior Moore

BRIDGEPORT -- Ralph Junior Moore, 82 years of age, died on Sunday, July 27, 2003, at his residence. He was born May 11, 1921, in Laura Lee, West Virginia, the son of the late Ferdie and Addie Alice Price Moore. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Ellen Moore, in 1990.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Mary Watson Moore; one son and daughter-in-law, Randall Charles and Pam Moore of Grass Run, WV; two daughters and one son-in-law, Charlotte and Martin Monroe of Bridgeport, WV, and Terry Powell of Clarksburg, WV; two stepsons and one stepdaughter-in-law, James David and Christina Livingston of Indiana, and Brian Keith Livingston of Nutter Fort, WV; two stepdaughters and two stepsons-in-law, Tammy Lynn and Steve Lucas of Summit Park, WV, and Tina Marie and Doug Smith of East View Addition of Clarksburg, WV; one brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Jean Moore of Fairmont, WV; one sister, Geneva Hall of Clarksburg, WV; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Moore was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Seech of Las Vegas, NV; a brother, Paul Moore; two sons-in-law, Bill Powell and James Seech; and brother-in-law, Maynard Hall.

Mr. Moore retired from Secret's Furniture Store in Hepzibah, WV. His greatest love of his life was his family.

At the request of Mr. Moore, he will be cremated. A Service of Remembrance will be celebrated by the family at a later date.

The Moore family has entrusted the arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV.

Virginia Louise Moscar Oliverio

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Virginia Louise Moscar Oliverio, age 84, of 614 Third Street, Stonewood, WV, died at 1:24 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2003, at her daughter's residence in Stonewood following an extended illness. She was born in Clarksburg, WV, May 18, 1919, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Mary Varca Moscar.

Her husband, Samuel E. "Sam" Oliverio Jr., whom she married June 29, 1945, preceded her in death on October 5, 1982.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Barry (Marlene) Lowther, Brenda Oliverio and friend, Cheri Kenney and Joyce Oldaker, all of Stonewood, WV; four grandchildren, Barry and Shane Lowther, Stonewood, WV, Mrs. Stephen (Bobbi Jo) Tucker, Columbus, OH, and Brooke Oldaker, Stonewood, WV; several nieces and nephews and great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; and two very special caregivers, a niece, Mary Frances Mazzie, and a friend, Betty Reed, and the special people from People's Hospice.

Mrs. Oliverio was also preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, Anthony, John and Bernard Moscar; five sisters, Mrs. Rose Mazzie, Mrs. Jeanette Mazzie, Mrs. Angeline Oliverio, Mrs. Jean Matz and Mrs. Frances Laurie.

Mrs. Oliverio was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center and the A.A.R.P.

Friends may call at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Thursday, July 31, 2003, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. A Biblical Prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 3 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Davis-Weaver service.

Genevieve S. Robertson

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Genevieve S. Robertson, age 87, of 207 South Third Street, Waynesville, OH, died before 6 a.m. Sunday morning, July 27, 2003, at her daughter's residence in Waynesville following an extended illness. She was born in Harrison County, WV, March 13, 1916, a daughter of the late Homer William Stuart and Josephine Hutton Stuart.

Her husband of 55 years, Gerald W. Robertson, whom she married June 21, 1934, preceded her in death November 22, 1989.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Karen Robertson, Wareham, MA; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jo Murphy, Waynesville, OH, and Mrs. Ann Martin, Clarksburg, WV; one brother, H. William Stuart, Atlanta, GA; one sister, Mrs. Pauline S. Moore, Port Charlotte, FL; three grandchildren and their spouses, Debra K. Murphy-Meade and Jeff, Westerville, OH, Jack W. Murphy Jr., and Dawn, Waynesville, OH, and Stephen E. Martin and Kay, Clarksburg, WV; five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Robertson was also preceded in death by one brother, James E. Stuart, and one sister, Mrs. Frances Lee.

Mrs. Robertson had been a member of the West Milford Baptist Church. While living with her daughter in Ohio, she attended her daughter's Methodist church in Waynesville. She had been a sales representative for Marshall Fields and Child Craft Books in her younger days, and had become a good homemaker during her married years.

Friends may call at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2003, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Robbie L. Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in Bridgeport Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver service.

Charles Bernard 'Jack' Sandy

CLARKSBURG -- Charles Bernard "Jack" Sandy, 80, of Water Street, Salem, formerly of Stonewood, died Monday, July 28, 2003, in the United Hospital Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Sandy was retired from the WV Department of Highways with over 20 years of service, where he was employed as a Craftman II in the Sign and Paint Department.

He was born in Elkins, February 23, 1923, a son of the late Charlie and Minnie Strother Sandy. He was married to Mabel Marie Hyman Sandy, who preceded him in death in October, 1990.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Richard Sandy and his wife, Linda, West Milford; and one granddaughter, Jennifer Smith.

Mr. Sandy was Protestant by faith. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in WWII.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Rt. 98, Clarksburg, Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Union Mission Cemetery.

Davis Funeral Home.

Charles E. 'Charlie' Seckman

CLARKSBURG -- Charles E. "Charlie" Seckman, age 81, of Rt. 5, Box 1084, Salem, WV, Marshville community, died Monday morning, July 28, 2003, at his residence.

He was born in Salem, WV, on March 14, 1922, a son of the late Archie Seckman and Vanchie (Robinson) Seckman. His wife, Nina (Hurst) Seckman, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, David Seckman, Marshville, WV, Steven Seckman, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Mark Seckman, Salem, WV; two daughters, Carla Johnson, Marshville, WV, and Carol Carpenter, Clarksburg, WV; one sister, Geneva Jennings, Norfolk, VA; two stepsisters, Karen and Sharon; eight grandchildren, Mikel Seckman, Craig Seckman, Jennifer Arrington, Andrea Seckman, Stacie Seckman, Lyndsey Paugh, Tara Johnson and Justin Johnson; and three great-grandchildren, Anthony Arrington, Kendric Arrington and Jayden Arrington.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Katy Seckman, Iva Holmes and Lucille Mawson. Mr. Seckman worked for the former Craig Motors as an Assistant Manager until retirement in 1981 with thirty-five years service.

He served his country during World War II in the Army stationed in England and France.

Mr. Seckman was an avid hunter and was a member of the West Virginia Coon Hunters Association for many years.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, WV, from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2003, with the Rev. Don Flanigan presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver service.

Arlan Elias Smith, Jr.

Arlan Elias Smith, Jr., age 87, of Bridgeport, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2003. He was born May 19, 1916, at the family farm on Meadowbrook Road to the late Arlan Elias Smith, Sr. and Minnie Ellen Smith.

He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Walter E. and Elfa Jean Smith of Vienna, VA; ten nieces and nephews, Jackie Hood of Bridgeport, Wanda Casteen of Charlottesville, VA, Karen Pennebaker of Troy, WV, Eric Smith McHenry, MD, Julia Warner of Madison, WV; Lee McLaughlin of Charleston, WV, Scarlet Robertson of Beltsville, MD, Wilson Smith of Ruther Glen, VA; Robin Smith of Fairfax, VA, and Thomas Smith of Vienna, VA; and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters, Ray J. Smith, Wilton L. Smith, Cleatrice Smith McLaughlin, Gladys G. Smith and Margaret E. Smith.

Arlan served in the United States Air Force during WWII as an airplane and engine mechanic in Europe. He retired from Union Carbide in 1978 after 21 years service. He raised cattle on the family farm on Meadowbrook Road during most of his life.

Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2003. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Reverend Sharon Carr presiding. Interment will follow in the Smith Cemetery on Meadowbrook Road.

Full military honors will be accorded at the grave site by American Legion Post 13 and Salem VFW Post 9151.

Burnside Funeral Home.