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Obituaries for April 17, 2000

Charles F. Bennett

BUCKHANNON -- Charles F. Bennett, 83, of 10 Thurman Ave., died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1916, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Raymond J. and Ida M. Pence Bennett.

His wife, Dorothy M. Bennett of Buckhannon, whom he married Jan. 7, 1943, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Charles F. Bennett II; and one sister, Mary E. Woodford, both of Buckhannon; one brother, Glenn R. Bennett, Clinton, Ohio; one grandson, John D. Bennett, Newark, Ohio; and one granddaughter, Tracy M. Bennett, Buckhannon.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ford, Osbert B. and Russell E. Bennett.

Mr. Bennett was a maintenance supervisor at Buckhannon Housing Authority. He served in the Army from May 28, 1941 to Nov. 8, 1945.

He attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. He was a member of Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3663.

Friends will be received at the Poling-Saint Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Ellis Conley officiating. Burial will be at Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon. Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion will conduct military rites at graveside.

Esta E. Hannah

BUCKHANNON -- Esta E. Hannah, 93, of 105 Fayette St., died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Kent Center in Kent, Ohio.

She was born June 20, 1906, at Webster Springs, a daughter of the late Wade and Lavise Hamrich Cummings.

Her husband, Guy C. Hannah Sr., preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Guy C. Hannah Jr., Hudson, Ohio; one daughter, Patricia Leslie, Pebble Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Betty Cook and Kathleen Walraven, both of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Hannah was a licensed practical nurse. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Buckhannon. She was a member of Fred Brooks Garden Club and the United Methodist Women. She loved bridge and gardening.

Friends will be received at the Poling-Saint Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Billee S. Mick officiating. Burial will be at Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon.

Raymond D. Law

GLENVILLE -- Raymond D. Law, 60, of Glenville, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Route 5, west of Glenville, in a car accident.

He was born Oct. 8, 1939, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Arden Lester and Susie Collins Law, and stepson of Lou Law.

His wife, Linda Singleton Law, whom he married July 2, 1966, survives.

Also surviving are one son, James L. "Jimmy" Law; Glenville; two brothers, Jennings Law, Glenville, and Denver Law, Cox's Mills; three sisters, Adra Smith, Parkersburg, Eloise Minney, Winfall, N.C., and Regina Poling, Lightburn community, Lewis County.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Arden Law.

Mr. Law was retired from the West Virginia State Department of Highways. He was a member of Newburne Methodist Church.

Friends may call at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, from 6-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Ritchie County.

Lucy O'Dell 'Lou' Rumbach

WESTON -- Lucy O'Dell "Lou" Rumbach, 95, of 717 North River Ave., Weston, died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 17, 1904, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Jacob H. Rumbach and Mary F. Alfred Rumbach.

Surviving are her good friend, Tracy Byrd, 717 North River Ave., Weston; one brother, William Rumbach, Weston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jacob, Raymond and John Rumbach; and three sisters, Ella Tierney, Dessie Reynolds and Mary Bragg.

Miss Rumbach was a retired school teacher with 31 years of service in Lewis County schools. She was a graduate of Glenville State College.

She was a member of the Lewis County Retired School Employees, Saint Boniface Altar Society and the Saint Patrick Catholic Church.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Saint Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. James Murphy as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Machpelah Cemetery in Weston. A Rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel.

Althia L. Hutson Tyson

WEST UNION -- Althia L. Hutson Tyson, 88, of Pollard Road, Bethesda, Md., died at 2 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2000, at the Manor Care Potomac at Potomac, Md.

She was born Sept. 4, 1911, at Sedalia, a daughter of the late Hiram Hutson and Virginia McDonald Hutson.

Her husband, Cecil E. "Pete" Tyson, whom she married in July 1932, preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1967.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Tyson and Cara L. Tyson, both of Bethesda, Md.; one sister, Virginia McConaha, Chandlersville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold, Robert and J. Hutson; and four sisters, Pearl Smith, Myram Fulkner, Madge Chapman and Lora Murphy.

Mrs. Tyson retired in 1977 after 37 years of service as a teacher and counselor in Doddridge, Roane, Logan and Kanawha counties. She was a Baptist by faith.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the Masonic Memorial Park, West Union, with the Rev. George Lake officiating. Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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