|Obituaries for Saturday, Nov.15, 2003
WEST UNION -- Myrtle Alice Boyce Jones, 77, of New Milton, WV, went to be with her Lord November 13, 2003, at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, WV.
She was born September 12, 1926, in Doddridge County, WV, a daughter of the late Luther William and Sophia Elaine Cumpston Boyce.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Liney McKinney and husband Jeff of New Milton, WV, and Lenora Bunting and husband Cecil of Smithburg, WV; 5 sons, Robert Swiger and wife Betty of Sherrodsville, OH, William Leslie "Bub" Jones of New Milton, David Mark Jones and wife June of New Milton, Lawrence Jackson Jones and wife Jacqueline of Miletus, WV, and Jeffery Ray Jones of Clarksburg, WV; 6 sisters, Jean Travis of Lucana, NC, Milburn "Toots" Smith of Hartville, OH, Ann Jones of West Union, WV, Dot Pierce of South Carolina, Jane Grogg of Oberlin, OH, and Judy Shuman, Paden City, WV; 25 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; and three nieces whom she took care of, Vanessa Basford, Roxanne Adams and Michelle Stout.
She was preceded in death by 1 infant daughter, 1 grandson, Little Ray Bunting, 2 brothers, Bill and Charles Boyce and 3 sisters, June Smith, Noeen Adams and Freda Boyce.
Mrs. Jones was a licensed practical nurse and caregiver for several years at the former Britton Rest Home in Doddridge County. After its closing, she continued to care for several elderly people in Doddridge County. She was a former EMT and volunteer for the Doddridge County Emergency Squad and loved farming and gardening. Mrs. Jones was a licensed minister and a member of the Potters House.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2003, at the Spurgeon Funeral Home in West Union, WV, with Pastor Roger Morrison officiating. Burial will follow at the Hart Cemetery in Doddridge County. The family will receive friends at the Spurgeon Funeral Home on Sunday, November 16, 2003, from 2-8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.
A Spurgeon Funeral Home service, West Union, WV.
Clyde W. 'Whitie' Morrison Jr.
WESTON -- Clyde W. "Whitie" Morrison Jr., 87, of 148 Sunset Drive, Weston, died on Thursday, November 13, 2003, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following an extended illness.
He was born in Berlin, WV on February 26, 1916, a son of the late Clyde W. "Blinker" Morrison Sr. and Rosa Reynolds Morrison.
On September 25, 1951, he married the former Mildred M. (Walker) Morrison, who preceded him in death on April 20, 1967.
Mr. Morrison is survived by one stepdaughter, Patsy R. Donmoyer of Harrisburg, PA; three stepgrandchildren, Dianne M. Donmoyer of Harrisburg, PA, Sherrye A. Ward of Richmond, VA, and Michael Walker of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by three stepchildren, Helen W. Ward, Bobby J. Walker and Shirley A. Walker, and one brother, Reynolds "Tiny" Morrison.
Mr. Morrison was a retired foreman with Columbia Gas Company. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, Company B 201st Infantry. Company B and Mr. Morrison met annually in Weston. He was a member of Weston Moose Chapter No. 1376 and Weston Chapter 5131, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Morrison was a lifetime bowler and a Methodist.
Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Avenue, Weston, on Saturday, November 15, 2003, from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday from the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Russell Furr officiating. Private graveside services will follow in the Fairview IOOF Cemetery of Berlin community, WV. There will be a military service held at the funeral home following funeral services, held by Central West Virginia Chapter No. 697, Military Order of Purple Heart. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewis County Senior Citizens Center of Weston.
Floyd Funeral Home of Weston.
SALEM -- Gladys M. Mullens, 91, of Route 4, Grass Run Community, died at 4:45 a.m. Friday, November 14, 2003, at Clarksburg Continuous Care Center following an extended illness.
She was born December 3, 1911, at Merrytown, WV, the daughter of the late Robert and Mamie E. Meadows Goode.
Her husband, William Luther Mullens, died December 26, 1954.
Surviving are two sons, William Keith Mullens and wife Barbara, Norton, Ohio, and John Stanley Mullens and wife Betty of Route 4; five daughters, Doris Moore and Phyllis Jean Stamm, both of Salem, Donna Fogg, Hudson, FL, Louise Gallup, Naples, FL, and Gladys Happoldt, Baltimore, MD; and one half brother, George Goode of Virginia. Also surviving are twenty-five grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mullens was a longtime member of the Salem Baptist Church. She loved to do crocheting, quilting and was well-known for baking delicious pies.
In her early years, Gladys was a glass cutter for various glass plants in the area, including several years with Borchard Glass Company.
Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, Saturday from 4-9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour of 2:30 p.m. Rev. Myron Fields will preside. Interment will be in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.
A Greathouse Funeral Home service.
PENNSBORO -- Gladys Nutter, 93, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at Salem, WV.
Mrs. Nutter was born on Feb. 8, 1910, near Greenwood in Doddridge County, WV, to the late Richard M. and Maude Batton Dotson.
In her early working life, she worked as a matron at the Industrial Home for Girls at Salem, WV, later worked as a cook at the former Midway Restaurant in Pennsboro and was employed by Myles Manufacturing in the garment industry in Pennsboro.
She was a member of the Pennsboro Senior Citizens and the Greenwood United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Opal Bunch and Roxie Davis, both of Pennsboro, WV.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nutter was preceded in death by her husband, Austie D. Nutter; brother, Lawrence Dotson, and sisters, Alice Waldo and Pearl Wilson.
Friends may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV, with James Levos, M.D., officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Greenwood, WV.
McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro.
GRAFTON -- Leroy D. Teets, 72, of Route 2, Grafton, WV, passed away November 13, 2003, at the Grafton City Hospital.
He was born at Simpson on October 3, 1931, the son of the late Robert Teets and Martha Workman Teets.
He was an Army veteran, of city of Grafton laborer and a member of the Joseph Chapel Pentecostal and End Time Harvest Open Door Church.
He is survived by his wife, Macel Gordon Teets, whom he married on April 4, 1980; two daughters, Nancy Miller of Bluefield, WV, and Pauline Retherford and husband Randall of Grafton; 5 sons and 4 wives, Tom and Carol Workman, Paul and Suzanne Workman, Jim and Renee Workman, Roy and Neva Workman and Donald Workman, all of Grafton; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Hazel Lemons of Ohio.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Marlene Teets.
Friends will be received at the Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Avenue, Grafton, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 16 with the funeral service being held at the Bartlett Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, November 17 at 1 p.m., with Randy Swiger and Leonard Bragg officiating. Burial will follow in the Bluemont Cemetery, Grafton.
A Bartlett Funeral Home service.
BRIDGEPORT -- Shirley V. Wildman, age 82, of Plainfield St., Anmoore, passed away early Thursday morning, November 13, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Health Care System -- University Dr. Division in Pittsburgh.
Born September 26, 1921, in Sand Fork, WV, he was a son of the late Henry L. and Belle Snodgrass Wildman.
Survivors include his wife, the former Hazel Elizabeth Clayton, whom he married August 9, 1948; five sons, William Lewis Wildman of Goose Creek, SC, Gary Lee Wildman of Quiet Dell, Richard Kirk Wildman of Clarksburg, Shirley Van Wildman of Lake City, FL, and Eric Keith Wildman of Fairmont; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wanda Tomblin of Delaware.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Bonnie Derrickson, Bessie Ingram, Virginia Kurth and Mavis Mayle, and three brothers, Ray, Lewis and Robert "Bill" Wildman.
Mr. Wildman, who was a graduate of Sand Fork High School, started Shirley Wildman and Sons Transmission in Anmoore in 1956 and continued to operate the business until his retirement in 1983. A member of the Central Church of Christ in Clarksburg, he was also a member of the American Legion Post 68, VFW Post 573, the AARP and the Disabled American Veterans. Shirley was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army in Central Europe with the 1st Combat Infantry Division. He enjoyed hunting, church and work.
Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with Evangelist Perry Henegar presiding. Interment, with full military rites accorded at the graveside, will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown.
The family of Shirley V. Wildman has entrusted the arrangements to Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport.