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Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003

Margaret Ellen Bean

WESTON -- Margaret Ellen Bean, 65, of 1598 Berlin Road, Weston, WV, died at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 5, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.

Born on May 5, 1938, in Braxton County, WV, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Frame and Nellie (Sapp) Frame.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Sherman "Dick" Bean.

Survivors also include one daughter, Marsha Murphy, Weston, WV; one son, Douglas (wife Debbie) Bean, Jane Lew, WV; two granddaughters, Stephanie Bean, Jane Lew, WV, and Tiffany Bean, Jane Lew, WV; one grandson, Ezekiel "Kiel" Murphy, Weston, WV; two brothers, Rupert (wife Alma) Frame, Martinsburg, WV, and Lawrence (wife Diane) Frame, Warrenton, VA; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Dean Frame; one half brother, Ralph Frame; and four half sisters, Tressie Cook, Vae White, Freda Meadows and Leone Sibert.

Mrs. Bean was a homemaker and a 1956 graduate of Walkersville High School. She was an active member of the Freeman's Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, and was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Friends may call at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Avenue, Weston, WV, on Tuesday, October 7, 2003, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2003, from the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Brad Tenney and Reverend Jerry Bean officiating. Interment will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery in Roanoke, WV.

Floyd Funeral Home of Weston.

Virginia Mercandino Bruce

MONROE, La. -- Services for Mrs. Virginia Mercandino Bruce, 67, of Monroe, La., will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2003, in Mulhearn Funeral Home Chapel, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Terry Love officiating. Burial will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Bruce died Sunday, October 5, 2003, at North Monroe Medical Center. A 1954 graduate of Victory High School, Clarksburg, W.Va., she was a member of the AMVET Ladies Auxiliary and Mon Ami Women's Club. She was a devoted wife, mother and was a master cook. She enjoyed cooking, music, bridge and Saints football. She was active in community affairs through the AMVET Ladies Auxiliary, and felt that it was her duty to help others. Louisiana became her home, but she always missed the snows of West Virginia. As a wife of a career Army officer, she accompanied her husband to many military posts including Tokyo, Japan; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Bill, Oklahoma; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Fort Walters, Texas.

Her father, John Paul Mercandino, mother, Esther E. Mercandino, sister, Julia Mae Mercandino, and brother, Bernard E. Mercandino, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Associate Professor and retired Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Bruce of Monroe, La.; daughters, Nancy Simpson and husband, Jerry, of Tucson, AZ, Janet Bruce of Houston, TX, Sharon Evans and husband, Gary, of Pflugerville, TX; son, Edwin Bruce and wife, Leigh of Dallas, TX; 10 grandchildren, Amy Evans, Kimberly Evans, David Evans, Aubrey Evans, Heather Evans and Callie Evans of Pflugerville, TX, Mark Simpson, Kenny Simpson, Jamie Simpson and Lorie Simpson of Tucson, AZ; and sister, Mildred Six, and husband, James, of Wilsonburg, WV.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

Memorials may be made to AMVET Post 66 Ladies Auxiliary.

Mulhearn Funeral Home, Monroe, is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Lucille Hickman

FLATWOODS -- Marjorie Lucille Hickman, 64, of Flatwoods, WV, died October 5, 2003, at her home after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer.

Surviving are husband, Clinton Hickman; daughter, Sandra Wilson and husband, Steven, of Kittanning, PA; son, Perry Hickman and wife, Melinda, of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren, Daniel, Bethany and Jesse Hickman and Samuel and Nathan Wilson; sisters, Emma Harbert, Ruby Eubank, Gay Krevetski and Glenora Eubank; brothers, Lester, Earl, Cecil, Herbert, Jesse and Larry Harper; and mother-in-law, Jessie Hickman.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, in the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the High Knob Cemetery near Sutton, WV. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home at Flatwoods, WV.

Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods.

John Wilson Lohr

ELKINS -- John Wilson Lohr, age 84 years, a well-known and respected funeral director and a resident of 317 Graham Street, Elkins, West Virginia, departed this life Friday evening, October 3, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a massive stroke at his home on Thursday evening.

He was born Wednesday, April 9, 1919, at Rochester, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Charles Webster Lohr and Florence Geneva Guthrie Lohr. He was raised in Paden City, West Virginia.

Following graduation in 1937 from Magnolia High School at New Martinsville, West Virginia, he served his apprenticeship at the Glen A. Mowery Funeral Home, Paden City. He graduated from Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1940 and was employed at A. L. Hawkins Funeral Home, Bluefield, West Virginia, until he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942.

On September 17, 1944, at Littleton, West Virginia, he married the former Katherine Louise "Kitty" Bradley, who survives. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Mr. Lohr accepted employment with the F.E. Runner Funeral Home in Elkins, beginning work there on Thanksgiving Day 1945. On July 1, 1947, Mr. Lohr purchased the Kendall Funeral Home and established the John W. Lohr Funeral Home, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1982. At the time of his death, he was chairman of the board of directors of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home.

Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Louise "Patty" Lohr Pearson, Charleston, and Marcia Ann Lohr Scott and husband, Gregg, Raleigh, North Carolina; and two brothers, Charles Edward "Tate" Lohr and Maurice Neil Lohr, both of Princeton.

Preceding him in death besides his parents was an infant brother, Patrick.

Mr. Lohr was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the Finance Committee for nearly 40 years. He served on the board of directors of the Davis Trust Company from 1967 to 2000. In 1968, Mr. Lohr was elected to the board of directors of National Selected Morticians, serving in that capacity for three years. He was elected international president of NSM at Houston, Texas in 1971. He was affiliated with the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA for many years, having served as president and board member and was named director emeritus in 1998.

He was named Business Man of the Year by Beta Alpha Beta Honorary Fraternity at Davis & Elkins College, where he had been a student during the early 1950s. He was a past member of the Elkins Kiwanis Club, was a member of the Kerens Lodge 183, I.O.O.F., the Knights of Pythias Lodge 76, the Elkins Lodge 1135, B.P.O.E., as well as the Elks Country Club, where he was an avid golfer, the H.W. Daniels Post 29, American Legion, the 40&8 Voiture 1117, at Elkins, the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Knights of Pythias Lodge 76, the Mountaineer Chapter, Izaak Walton League, the Elkins Lodge 108, A.F.&A.M. over 50 years, the Osiris Temple at Wheeling, the Pilgrim Commandry 21, Knights Templar, the Tygart Valley Shrine Club and the Elkins Chapter 35 and Royal Arch Masons for over 50 years.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home, Tuesday from 5:30-9 p.m. On Wednesday, October 8, 2003, Mr. Lohr will be moved to the First United Methodist Church, where final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. The Reverend Doctor Ellis E. Conley and the Reverend Doctor Basil A. Hensley will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins, West Virginia, where members of the Elkins Lodge 108 A.F.&A.M, will conduct Masonic Graveside Rites.

The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for John Wilson Lohr. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com

Glory Louvelle Bowman O'Dell

SHINNSTON -- Glory Louvelle Bowman O'Dell, 81, of Route 1, Farmington, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2003, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born November 7, 1921, at Idamay, the daughter of the late Forrest Allison Bowman and Hazel Smallwood Bowman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. O'Dell, whom she married in 1938.

Mrs. O'Dell is survived by five sons, Forrest Allison, Charles Lee, Patrick Ralph O'Dell, all of Farmington, Harold Frank O'Dell of Mannington, Carter Frederick O'Dell of Pine Bluff; three daughters, Melverta Mae King, Madeline Marie Blake and Gloria Harris, all of Farmington; one sister, Bonnie Woolard of Shippensburg, Pa.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. O'Dell was preceded in death by two sons, James Russell and Issac Abraham O'Dell; one stepson, James Earl O'Dell; three brothers, Forrest Allison, Franklin Hayes and John Luther Bowman; two sisters, Jeanette Tomano and Madeline Mason.

Mrs. O'Dell was a homemaker and Catholic by faith.

Family and friends will be received at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 South Pike Street, Shinnston from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2003, with the Pastor Harley Jefferies officiating. Interment will follow at the Hardesty Cemetery at Wyatt.

Dorsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

www.dorseyfuneralhome.com

Michael Allen Shuttleworth

BRIDGEPORT -- Michael Allen Shuttleworth, age 52, of Philippi Pike, Clarksburg, passed away suddenly early Monday morning, October 6, 2003, from injuries that were sustained in a coal truck accident.

Born March 23, 1951, in Clarksburg, he was a son of Edwin Allen Shuttleworth of Nutter Fort and the late Allene Dove Chicarell Shuttleworth, who preceded him in death on April 13, 1998.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, the former Debra Lynn "Debbie" Prieto, whom he married April 23, 1972; two children, Michael Anthony Shuttleworth and Brittany Lee Shuttleworth, both at home; one sister, Roxann Shuttleworth of Clarksburg; a granddaughter, Jocelyn Rose Cole of Shinnston; his father-in-law, Manuel Prieto of Clarksburg; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Brenda and Lloyd "Ike" Waller of Clarksburg, David and Vanessa Fisher of Lost Creek, Tina and Dale Kalar of Mount Clare, and Kim Farnsworth, Manuel and Dawn Prieto, John and Vicki Prieto, Mark Prieto and Patty June Shaw, all of Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews, including Letitia Dawn Shuttleworth, Joshua Michael Shuttleworth and Alianna Dove Shuttleworth; great-nieces and -nephews, and aunts and uncles.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Mary Gladys Virginia Carpenter Prieto, on July 28, 2003.

At the time of his death, Michael had served since 1994 as the vice president of E.A. Shuttleworth and Son Inc., a local trucking company. He had been employed with the company since 1979. He was a Baptist by faith and had attended the Nutter Fort Baptist Church. Mr. Shuttleworth was a 1969 graduate of Roosevelt-Wilson High School, where he played football and basketball. In his youth, he worked on his father's dairy farm and his hobbies included bass fishing, being a huge Washington Redskins fan and NASCAR.

Michael was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother and family man who was a good provider and hard worker. In his spare time, he loved to spend time with his family and friends and will be remembered as a helpful and thoughtful man who would do anything for anyone.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2003, and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2003. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2003, at the funeral home with Reverend Frank Taylor presiding. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Quiet Dell.

Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, has been entrusted with the arrangements of Michael Allen Shuttleworth.

Mildred Bartlett Tucker

BRIDGEPORT -- Mildred Bartlett Tucker, 98 years of age, died on Monday, October 6, 2003, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, WV. She was born October 15, 1904, in Chiefton, Marion County, West Virginia.

The arrangements are being handled by the Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV, which are incomplete at this time.

Ford Funeral Home, Bridgeport.

Marie Ash Vincent

SHINNSTON -- Marie Ash Vincent, 92, of Saltwell, died Saturday morning, October 4, 2003 at Meadowview Manor, Bridgeport.

She was born July 27, 1911, at Ashley, Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Esther and Esta Bates Ash. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ora Guy Vincent, who died September 7, 1967.

She is survived by 4 sons, Wayman Vincent and his wife, Eva, Shinnston, Bill Vincent and his wife Patricia, Billerica, Mass., Ray "Bud" Vincent and his wife, Jean, Concord, NC, and Chuck Vincent and his wife, Patty, Saltwell, WV; 1 daughter, Vonda; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death were 3 children, Louise, Carl and Dale; 5 brothers, Raymond, Denzil, Dan, Carl and Thomas; 1 sister, Ada Morrison; and 3 grandchildren.

Mrs. Vincent was a longtime member of Saltwell United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, with Rev. Duane Bartrug officiating. Interment will follow at the Sycamore Dale Cemetery, near Clarksburg.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.