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Obituaries for January 6, 2000

Reba Brown

FLATWOODS -- Reba Brown, 85, of Jane Lew, Lewis County, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, Charleston, following an extended illness.

She was born April 23, 1914, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Roy and Rosie Conley Singleton.

Her husband, Tom Brown, preceded her in death on July 3, 1991.

Surviving are one daughter, Martha Belle Taylor, Napier; three sons, Soloman "Wink" Brown, Ashland, Ky., Jerry Brown, New Lexington, Ohio, and Gale Brown, Jane Lew; one foster daughter, Mildred Burkhammer, Weston; one foster son, Charles Mace, Williamsburg, Va.; one brother, Tommy Singleton, Heaters; 11 grandchildren, three foster grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Gene Brown; four sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Brown was a homemaker and Methodist.

Nora M. Golden

PHILIPPI -- Nora M. Golden, 87, of Brytes Way, Morgantown, formerly of Fairmont, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at the home of her sister.

She was born Oct. 28, 1912, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Charley E. and Icie Dadisman Golden.

Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Delta and Russell Everson, Morgantown, with whom she made her home for the past four years, and Ruby and William Wright, Fairmont.

She was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Delbert, Dewey, Herbert, Bruce, Clifford Golden and two in infancy; and four sisters, Dolly and Roxie Shockey and Opal and Carrie Golden.

Miss Golden retired from Westinghouse Lamp Plant in Fairmont with 32 years of service. She was a member of the Church of Christ for over 70 years, having been with the East Side Church of Christ for the past nine years, was a daily Bible reader. She was an avid quilter and flower grower.

Oaken F. Hawkins

SALEM, Ohio -- Oaken Frane Hawkins, 88, of 33393 Baker Road, Lisbon, Ohio, died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the Salem Community Hospital following a short illness.

He was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Doddridge County, a son of Frederick Lee and Bertha L. Lemasters Hawkins.

His wife, Dorothy V. Kimball, whom he married June 27, 1942, preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 1992.

Surviving are one daughter, Opal D. Miles, Defiance, Ohio; two sons, Kenneth L. Hawkins, Lisbon, and Garry O. Hawkins, Orlando, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia L. Stealey; one son, Raymond L. Hawkins; and 12 sisters and brothers.

Mr. Hawkins came to the Salem area in 1993 from Marion County, Fla. He retired from Weirton Steel Company in Weirton, W.Va., in 1974 as a control electrician.

There are no local services. Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas L. McIntire

Thomas Lee McIntire, 56, of Enterprise, died at 2:35 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Pine Bluff, a son of the late Walter and Genevieve Meadows McIntire.

Surviving are two daughters, Holly McIntire and Misty McDougal, both of Enterprise; two brothers, Fred McIntire, Shinnston, and Lee Dotson, New Jersey; five sisters, Mrs. James (Ramona) Minnix, Shinnston, Mrs. Preston (Yvonne) Phillips, Florida, Geneva Dankmyer, North Carolina, Mrs. Ronald (Juanita) Hardesty, New Jersey, and Beulah Naylor, Virginia; three grandchildren, Andrew Henline, Jacob McDougal and Morgan Koon; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. McIntire was a foreman for the Southerland and Associates Steel Fabricators, Charlotte, N.C. He was Methodist.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff United Methodist Church.

Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, is in charge of arrangements.

Michael R. Moffett

Michael Robert Moffett, 53, of 101 1/2 Meigs Ave., Clarksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at his residence.

He was born June 26, 1946, in Clarksburg, a son of the late R. Glenn and Margaret Dillmore Moffett.

Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Charles W. "Chuck" and Martha M. Moffett, San Diego, Calif.

Mr. Moffett was a 1964 graduate of Washington Irving High School and a 1973 graduate of West Virginia University, after interrupting college for four years in the U.S. Air Force.

He was awarded two Purple Hearts while serving in the Vietnam War. Following graduation from West Virginia University, he sold wholesale products in the tri-state area and later pursued a career in property management and maintenance in Morgantown and Clarksburg.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksburg.

There will be no visitation. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Elk View Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Eric M. Faust conducting the service.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that expressions of sympathy be memorial contributions to Marion County Vietnam Vets, Rt. 3, Box 451 A, Fairmont, WV, 26554.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge of the arrangements.

James H. Self

GLENVILLE -- James Holland Self, 85, of Dusk Camp community, Stout's Mills, died at 7:38 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

He was born April 17, 1914, in Gilmer County, a son of the late James A. and Edna G. Hite Self.

His wife, Velda Z. Hickman Self, whom he married on April 5, 1936, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Dolly) Waggy and Mrs. Carl (Cathleen) Thompson, both of Lumberport; three sons, James "Danny" Self, Charles "Dennis" Self and James Holland Self Jr., all of Dusk Camp; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, one brother, one sister and one granddaughter.

Mr. Self was a retired coal miner and farmer. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America No. 31 and the Dusk Camp Baptist Church.

Francis E. Ware

BROWNSVILLE, Pa. -- Francis E. Ware, 61, of Brownsville, formerly of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Ellamore, a son of the late John Albert and Edith Dorn Ware.

Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald L. and Kathy Ware, Newbury, Ohio, and James E. and Nellda Ware, Hiller, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, John R. Ware.

Mr. Ware was Methodist and a former employee of White Line Taxi, Brownsville.

Bill Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., is in charge of the arrangements.

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