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Obituaries for Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Mark Wayne Abraham

SHINNSTON -- Mark Wayne Abraham, infant son of Dr. Matthew Abraham and Lisa Griffin Abraham of Morgantown, died suddenly Friday, July 25, 2003, at West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown.

Surviving are his two brothers, Matthew David and Luke Andrew Abraham; his maternal grandmother, Genevieve Simon Griffin, Shinnston; his paternal grandmother, Louise Abraham, Shinnston; aunts and uncles, Malissa and Tony Thomas, Clarksburg, Kenneth D. and Tonia Griffin, Morgantown, Donna and Kim Wheeler, Shinnston.

Preceding Mark in death were his maternal grandfather, Kenneth W. Griffin and his paternal grandfather, Abe Abraham.

A private funeral service will be conducted for the family.

Harmer Funeral Home.

Mary Dolores Cox

WESTON -- Mary Dolores Cox, 83, of 10867 U.S. Highway 33, Weston, died at 2:16 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following an extended illness.

Surviving are her husband, Wilbur Cox, whom she married March 26, 1942.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sharon Marie Cox, at home, and sister, Eilene Phillips of Gulfport, Miss.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, Thursday from 2-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. from the St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Reverend Fr. John Finnell as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Complete obituary information will appear in Thursday's paper.

Boyle Funeral Home.

Vera Maxine Holbert

SHINNSTON -- Vera Maxine Holbert, 84, of Lake Orion, Michigan, died at 7:59 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Lake Orion Nursing Home.

She was born May 31, 1919, in Marion County, a daughter of the late Lonnie R. and Arizona V. Martin Sharp. Her husband, Forrest D. Holbert, whom she married October 12, 1937, died on March 15, 1978.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Patricia Boggess and her husband, Custer, Shelby Township, MI, Paulette Robinson, and her husband, Richard, Bonita Springs, FL; 3 grandsons, Michael P. Boggess, Harrison Township, MI, Mark S. Boggess, New Baltimore, MI, and Scott R. Robinson, Dallas, TX; 3 great-granddaughters, Madisson Ann, Olivia Jo, and Haley Karen Boggess; 1 brother, Orville L. Sharp, Nobleton, FL.

Also preceding her in death was her brother, Stanley Sharp.

Mrs. Holbert was a member of the Church of Christ, Shinnston, and the Church of Christ, Rochestor, MI.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. Thursday. A funeral service will be at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2003, with the Rev. Gary Martin officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.

Thomas C. McIntyre

ELYRIA, Ohio -- Thomas C. McIntyre, 65, of Grafton, died Monday, July 28, 2003, at EMH Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born September 25, 1937, in Clarksburg, WV, and was a Grafton resident for 43 years, coming from Clarksburg.

Mr. McIntyre was a teacher and administrator for Midview Schools for 31 years, retiring in 1991.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Nancye (nee Elliott); daughters, Tara Gaydosh and Erin McIntyre, both of Grafton; three grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Sullivan of Painsville.

Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Rd. at State Rt. 57, Elyria.

Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Bill Tumbleson will Officiate. Memorial contributions can be made to the Midview Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 121, Grafton, OH 44044.

Bauer Laubenthal Funeral Home, Inc.

Ella Ruth Moore

VIENNA -- Ella Ruth Moore, 91, formerly of Vienna, WV, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home in Parkersburg, where she had resided for the past 2 years.

She was born in Harrisville, WV, a daughter of the late John C. and Tenna Mae Kerns Bonner. She was a member of the Church of All Denominations.

She is survived by her son, Marion J. Spragg and his wife Sue of Vienna; 3 grandchildren, Jimmie Spragg and wife Beth, of Pataskala, OH, Timmie Spragg, of Hurricane, WV, and Susan Gebhardt and husband Todd, of Vienna, WV; 5 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William O. Moore; 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2003, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna with Pastor Tommy Brown officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Enterprise, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home.

Carol Ann Gregory O'Dell

SHINNSTON -- Carol Ann Gregory O'Dell, 56, of Port Richie, FL (formerly of Enterprise), passed away Monday, July 28, 2003, at Enterprise following an extended illness. She was born April 13, 1947, at Harrison County, the daughter of the late Ralph Hyson and Madeline Gregory Hyson.

She is survived by her husband Clayton David O'Dell whom she married July 20, 1963.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Clayton David O'Dell and wife, Valerie, of Enterprise, Gregory Scott O'Dell of Enterprise; one daughter, Kimberly Dawn DeBerry of Enterprise; seven grandchildren, Brandy, Brian and David DeBerry of Enterprise, Andrew and Shawn O'Dell of King George, VA, Tia and Dusty O'Dell of Clarksburg; one great-grandson, Jacob Everett of Enterprise; three sisters, Mrs. Greg "Linda" James of Fredericksburg, VA, Mrs. Steven "Debra" Donner of Mesa, AZ, Brenda Jean Davis of Queens, NY; one niece, Amanda Riddle of Fredericksburg, VA; one nephew, Joey Davis of Queens, NY.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald and Donald O'Dell.

Mrs. O'Dell was employed as a nursing assistant for various hospitals. She attended New Life Family Church in New Port Richie, FL, and Enterprise United Methodist Church. She was a member of the American Legion in Oakland, MD, and loved to travel.

Family and friends will be received at the Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 South Pike Street, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, where funeral services will be held Friday, August 1, 2003. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Enterprise.

Dorsey 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; four brothers, Jim Seckman, Buckhannon, WV, Bill Seckman, Clarksburg, WV, Dwaine Seckman, Rt. 23, Salem, and Lyle Seckman, Dog Run, Salem; two half sisters, 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 till 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 Reverend Don Flanigan presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Davis-Weaver service.