|Obituaries for April 10, 2000
Mary B. Ingersoll Canterbury
GRAFTON -- Mary B. Ingersoll Canterbury, 82, of Route 3, Brownlow Park community, Grafton, died Sunday morning, April 9, 2000, at the Grafton City Hospital.
She was born Dec. 13, 1917, in Muncie, Ind., a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mamie Brutchen Ingersoll.
Her husband, Vannie "Van" Canterbury, preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1997.
Surviving are two daughters, Sharon V. Canterbury O'Neal and husband, James W. O'Neal, Delaware, Ohio, Deborah A. Canterbury Kines and husband, Floyd S. Kines, Grafton; seven grandchildren, Tara O'Neal and fiancé, Jeff Aznavorian, Mich., David V. Canterbury, Lori O'Neal Crist and husband, Paul Crist, Oklahoma, James W. O'Neal II and wife, Diana O'Neal, and Pattie O'Neal Humble and husband, Chris Humble, all of Ohio; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, John Ingersoll.
Mrs. Canterbury had formerly been employed by the Crislip Motor Lodge in Grafton. She was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Grafton, where she was a secretary.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Naomi Chapter No. 12 of Grafton, and was a past mother advisor of the Rainbow for Girls in Charleston. She was also a member of the Grand Cross of Colors for the Rainbow for Girls and the Holiday Rambler Trailer Club.
The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, U.S. Route 50, west of Grafton, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Mullett officiating. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown. Naomi Chapter No. 12 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct memorial services at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Doy M. Hefner, 97, of Center Court, Bridgeport, died at 9:42 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 6, 1902, in Burnsville, a son of the late John B. Hefner and Rosie L. Hitchcock Hefner.
His wife of 72 years, Daisy B. Jarvis Hefner, whom he married Aug. 9, 1927, survives.
Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, M. Allen and Sandy Hefner, and George B. and Alexis Hefner, all of Bridgeport; one son-in-law, Richard L. Drummond, Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Marie Messenger, Zanesville, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Lisa A. Woolet and husband, David, Julie D. Raque, Amy L. Smith and husband, Ken, all of Louisville, Ky., Matthew G. Hefner and wife, Tammy, Marshall A. "Chip" Hefner and wife Tawnya, Chad D. Hefner and wife, Jennifer, all of Bridgeport, Traci A. Hefner, Avon, Conn., Michael J. Hefner and G. Ryan Hefner, Fayetteville, N.C.; 10 great-grandchildren, Amanda and Tyler Woolet, Patrick and Chelsa Raque, Megan, Matt, Laura, Emily and Andrew Hefner, and Nathan McDaniel.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Daisy L. Hefner Drummond in November 1999; and two grandsons, Randall E. and Jeffery S. Drummond.
Mr. Hefner retired in 1967 as a captain from the Clarksburg City Fire Department with 43 years of service to the city. He was the founder of the fire extinguisher sales and service company, D.M. Hefner & Company.
He was a member of the Simpson Creek Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Clarksburg Lodge No. 155 A.F. and A.M. He was an 18 Degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dr. C. Michael Hopkins conducting. The Clarksburg Lodge No. 155 A.F. and A.M. will meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for the purpose of attending services and to accord Masonic graveside rites.
GRAFTON -- Steven Matthew Knotts, 21, of Route 2, Webster community, Grafton, died Friday evening, April 7, 2000, in Grafton, as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born Jan. 28, 1979, in Fairmont, a son of Elwood D. "Danny" Knotts of Grafton, and Rebecca Pederson Clyne of Westminster, Md.
Also surviving are his fiancée, Jamie Faulkiner, Grafton; his mother's husband, Timmothy, Westminster; paternal grandmother, Macel A. Knotts, Grafton; maternal grandparents, Myron "Pete" Pederson and wife, Jo Ann Pederson, Grafton; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Elwood D. Knotts Sr.
Mr. Knotts was a graduate of Grafton High School with the class of 1997. He was a laborer for Tonkery Construction Company in Fairmont. He had formerly attended the Linn Chapel Church in Grafton.
The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton, from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Duane Keener officiating. Interment will be at Mount Zion Cemetery, Preston County.
PENNSBORO -- James Clarence Maxwell, 70, of Route 1, New Milton, Rush Run community, Doddridge County, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his residence.
He was born March 22, 1930, near Grove community, Doddridge County, a son of the late Albert B. and Lillian M. Bower Maxwell.
His wife of 47 years, Mabel J. Cole Maxwell, survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Steve Maxwell, Homestead Falls, Ohio, Dan Maxwell, Wakeman, Ohio, and Randy Maxwell, Lorain, Ohio; one daughter, Pam Schoolcraft, Lorain, Ohio; four brothers, Gene Maxwell, Coshocton, Ohio, Stanley Maxwell, Kansas, Jack Maxwell, Millersburg, Ohio, and Robert Maxwell, Mount Vernon, Ohio; five sisters, Hilah Sponaugle, Nashville, Ohio, Iris Warner, Orrville, Ohio, Barbara Booher, West Union, Deloris Crider, Killbuck, Ohio, and Mary Reed, Coshocton; and six grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Carl Maxwell.
Mr. Maxwell was retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lorain Plant, Lorain, with 20 years of service. He was a member of the United Auto Workers, Local No. 425, at Lorain.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with service during the Korean War. He enjoyed working on old classic car restorations. He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Grove community.
Friends may call at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, from 2:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and at the Rest Haven Memory Gardens Chapel from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a Service of Committal at 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Lewis Woofter officiating. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Avon, Ohio.
Madeline McDaniel Roberts Rhodes
PARSONS -- Madeline McDaniel Roberts Rhodes, 82, formerly of Hambleton, more recently of Cleveland, Ohio, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2000, at the St. Michael Hospital at Cleveland. Death was attributed to cancer.
She was born Jan. 8, 1918, at Parsons, a daughter of the late Delbert and Carrie Jones McDaniel.
Her first husband, Benjamin B. Roberts, whom she married April 11, 1936, at Oakland, Md., preceded her in death Jan. 3, 1944. Her second husband, Ruben A. Rhodes, whom she married Aug. 25, 1956, at Red House, Md., preceded her in death Aug. 26, 1999.
Surviving are one son, David B. Roberts and wife, Margie, Garfield Heights, Ohio; one daughter, Barbara Roy and husband, Eugene, Sunset Heights community, Parsons; two brothers, Wilfred "Sonny" McDaniel, Parsons, and Jim McDaniel, Brownsville, Calif.; one sister, Betty Long and husband, Steve, Elkins; three grandsons, Patrick Roy, Smithsburg, Md., Dave Roberts, and Steve Roberts and wife, Jenny, all of Garfield Heights; three granddaughters, Cindy McHaffie and husband, and Robert and Melanie Roberts, all of Newburg Heights, Ohio, and Ann M. Roberts, Ravenna, Ohio; two great-grandsons, Robbie McHaffie and Justin Dylan; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth M. Roberts, and several brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Rhodes attended the one-room school at Bretz. She had worked for the former Hambleton Grocery Store and was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at the Barb and Greenlief Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Robert Leard officiating. Interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons.
PARSONS -- Dearl Clinton Simmons, 69, formerly of Parsons, more recently of Belington, died Saturday evening, April 8, 2000, at his home. He had been in declining health since September and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Oct. 31, 1930, at Parsons, a son of the late Dearl "Peabody" and Nellie M. Deets Simmons.
His first wife, Maxine White, whom he married Oct. 6, 1952, survives. His second wife, Vicky Davis, whom he married April 1, 1979, survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Ronald Simmons and wife, Karen, Harker Heights, Texas, Terry Simmons, Parsons, Charles Simmons and wife, Mary, Winchester, Va.; three daughters, Pamela Gunzales and husband Andy, Texas, Mary Pearson and husband, Ted, Follansbee, and Donna Bishoff and husband, Chris, Capon Bridge; two stepdaughters, Sara J. Merillo, Pittsburgh, Pa., Sandy Tripanier, Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Kenny and Blaire Simmons, both of Florida; one sister, Anita "Sissy" Bozic and husband, Bob, Parsons; 13 grandchildren and four step grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Buddy, Harold, Dale and Maurice "Bubba" Simmons.
Mr. Simmons attended the schools of Tucker County. He was a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served two tours in Vietnam War and one tour in the Korean Conflict.
He was a former employee of the former Garnett Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars at Parsons, and the West Virginia Unemployment Office at Elkins. He retired from Blackwater Falls State Park at Davis and was affiliated with the Calvary Baptist Church at Belington.
Friends will be received at the Barb and Greenlief Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Emery Surguy and Pastor David Shelton officiating. Cremation will follow. Interment of the cremains will be at a later date at the Parsons City Cemetery, Parsons.
William 'Bill' Weaver Sr.
SHINNSTON -- William "Bill" Weaver Sr., 60, of Spelter, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000, at the home of his son in Weston.
He was born May 2, 1939, in Harrison County, a son of Julia N. Boyles Weaver of Bridgeport and the late Heber G. Weaver.
Also surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Jennie Weaver, Clarksburg, Rodney and Cindy Weaver, Weston, Brad and Betty Weaver, Barrackville, and Chad and Andrea Weaver, Clarksburg; one brother, Jerry Weaver, Rock Cave; four sisters, Gayle Coe, Aliquippa, Pa., Mary L. Glaspell, Center Point, Nancy Randolph, Salem, and Lucy Gifford, Bridgeport; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Weaver was formerly employed at the M&H Zinc plant, Spelter. He later worked for the U.M.W. of A. at Barbour Coal. He attended the Zeising United Methodist Church and enjoyed working on cars as a hobby.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Clifford West officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.