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Obituaries for Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Hilbert 'Dale' Boggs

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Hilbert "Dale" Boggs, 63, of Wooster, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Medina General Hospital.

He was born Sept. 26, 1937, in Rock Cave, a son of Hazel P. Boggs and the late Robert J. Boggs.

His wife, Georgia Boggs, survives.

Also surviving are six sisters, Rosa A. Marsh, Weston, Jane Bennett, Portsmouth, Va., Evelyn R. Standridge, Lampasas, Texas, Millie M. Henry, Warren, Brenda K. Moser, Clarksburg, W.Va., Betty Finster, Weston, W.Va.; one brother, Robert E. Boggs, Weston; four stepchildren, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Franklin D. Boggs.

Services were held on June 3 at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, with the Rev. Chris Cahill, officiating. Interment was held at Rock Cave Cemetery.

Lenora Etta Cross

CLARKSBURG -- Lenora Etta Cross, 52, of P.O. Box 244, Hepzibah, died at 8:58 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born Sept. 16, 1947, in Bridgeport, a daughter of Robert Emerson, Bridgeport, and the late Luvada Wilfong Emerson.

Her husband, Robert Lee Cross, whom she married Nov. 13, 1966, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Arden Cross, Hepzibah, and Gary Cross, Charleston; two daughters, Charlotte Lipscomb, Bridgeport, and Marsha Cross, Hepzibah; two brothers, Robert Emerson, Lost Creek, and Jesse Emerson, Enterprise; one sister, Mrs. Joyce Stobach, Sunnyvale, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Warren Emerson.

Mrs. Cross was employed by Guest Services at the FBI Complex, Clarksburg.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 1-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Thomas Brown, conducting the service. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Franklin Cyphers

FAIRMONT -- Franklin Cyphers, 86, of 114 Terrace Manor, Fairmont, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born Sept. 25, 1913, in Arches Fork, Wetzel County, a son of Guy William Cyphers and Daisy Mae Dotson Cyphers.

His wife, Annabelle Adams Cyphers, preceded him in death in 1992.

Surviving are one son, Ronald A. Cyphers, Lacombe, La.; one daughter, Janet Ruth Coffman, Fairmont; two brothers, Gilbert O. Cyphers, Bellview community, and John M. Cyphers, Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Walter Franklin Cyphers, Lacombe, Amber Lynn Cyphers, San Diego, Calif., and Robert Alan Coffman, Fairmont; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Walter Dale Cyphers, five sisters and five brothers.

Mr. Cyphers retired in 1980 from the May Brothers Co. of Fairmont, working 50 years as a block and cement truck driver. He was Methodist, a graduate of Smithfield High School and attended Fairmont State College.

He was a member and past master of Acacia Lodge No. 157, AF&AM of Fairmont, a member of the 18th degree Mason from the Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Clarksburg, the 32nd degree Mason from the Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Wheeling and the Teamsters Union at May Brothers Co.

Gordon Clay Hamrick

Gordon Clay Hamrick, 76, of Baltimore, Md., died Friday, May 12, 2000, in Baltimore, following an extended illness.

He was born July 10, 1923, in Lost Creek, a son of the late Ella Cogar and Verden Hamrick.

On Dec. 6, 1946, in Webster County, he married Merlin M. Steele, who survives in Baltimore.

Also surviving are one son, Jeffrey G. Hamrick III, Baltimore; four half sisters, Norma Winfree, French Creek, Elma Post, Clarksburg, Leota Eastburn, Charlotte Hall, Md., and Regina McAlpine, Jackson, Miss.; three half brothers, Shelton, Columbus, Ohio, Eldon, New Castle, Del., and Nelson, French Creek; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Bettie Hamrick; one half sister, Phyllis Post and one half brother, Clinton.

Mr. Hamrick was a World War II US Navy veteran.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at the Thomas Hamrick Cemetery near Webster Springs, with the Rev. Larry Lovely officiating.

Violet Wyomia Cassidy Jones

PARSONS -- Violet Wyomia Cassidy Jones, 77, a former resident of St. George, and a resident of Central Avenue, Parsons, died at 1:46 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at her home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

She was born May 2, 1923, in St. George, a daughter of the late Thomas Erwin and Rena Pearl Auvil Bohon Cassidy.

She was twice married. First, during 1942, she was married to Adam W. Cassidy, who preceded her in death. Second, during 1972, she married Theodore L. Jones, who also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Edward Cassidy, Oakland, Md., and Roger Lane Cassidy, Yulee, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Delvin (Jeanie Louise) Burns, Terry Wynn Wheland, both of Parsons, Sandra Marie Hardy, Lansdale, Pa., Velma Lynn Cassidy, Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Dale French Cassidy, St. George; two sisters, Alberta Jones, Akron, Ohio, and Vada Miner, Keyser; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Cassidy; four half brothers, William, George, June and Claude Bohon and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Jones attended the Mt. Olive one-room school at St. George. She had worked for the former Hinebaugh's Restaurant at Parsons, and the Proctor-Silex Co. at Mt. Airy, N.C.

She was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Parsons.

Jack E. Lipscomb

PENNSBORO -- Jack E. Lipscomb, 55, of Route 1, West Union, Central Station community, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at West Penn Burn Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born Sept. 5, 1944, in Central Station, a son of the late Thomas J. and Meade H. Demastus Lipscomb.

His wife, Ronna J. Hartman Lipscomb, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Joey Lipscomb, Shirley; three daughters, Jackie Pierce, West Union, and Lilly Brown and Sheila Steele, both of Central Station; one brother, Harold "Sonny" Lipscomb, Central Station; one sister, Tiny Gray, Central Station; and seven grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Billy, Clarence, Pete and Gene Lipscomb; and one sister, Dorothy Gray.

Mr. Lipscomb had been employed by the former Economy Industries of Harrisville, and the 5-B's Garment Factory of Pennsboro as a mechanic.

He had worked for the Clyde Hyde Construction Co. of Lost Creek as a carpenter and was also a self-employed carpenter in the West Union area.

Eugene McCune

WEST UNION -- Eugene McCune, 60, of Route 1, Box 76, Arnolds Creek community, West Union, died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a two year battle with cancer.

He was born June 3, 1940, in Doddridge County, a son of Gilbert "Gib" and Velma Leggett McCune.

His wife, Edith E. Whitehair McCune, whom he married Oct. 26, 1965, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Burch and husband, Richard, Greenwood; one son, Armond Nutter and wife, Vickie, Ellenboro; one niece that he raised, Angie McCune, West Union, and companion, Terry Reed; three sisters, Oma Lipps, Ellenboro, Linda Davidson and Diane Parker, both of Harrisville; five brothers, Frank McCune, Ohio, Nathan "Danny" McCune and Lewis McCune, both of Pennsboro, Billy McCune and Jacky McCune, both of Ellenboro; five grandchildren, Jason Nutter, Joshua and Ricky Burch and twins, Jennifer and Jessica Nutter; and two great-grandchildren, Krissy and Sarah Reed.

Mr. McCune was involved in the timber industry and was head sawyer for many years. He also attended Arnolds Creek United Brethran Church.

Lloyd Kimble Randolph

UMPQUA, Ore. -- Lloyd Kimble Randolph, 82, of Umpqua, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at his home.

He was born Feb. 12, 1918, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a son of Charles and Dessie Kimble Randolph.

On July 13, 1940, he married Anne Rossiter Stealey Randolph, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Jane Randolph Brown and husband, Ronald, Lorton, Va.; grandsons, Christopher and Michael Holloway, Shelby, Ohio; and one sister, Elizabeth Cutright, Veneta.

Mr. Randolph served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and in the US Air Force during the conflict in Korea, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1963 after 21 years of service.

In January 1963 the Randolphs moved from Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico to Umpqua. He was a master mason, a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Southern Oregon Warbirds.

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Terry Sabolovich

NUTTER FORT -- Terry Sabolovich, 38, of Hamill Avenue, Clarksburg, died suddenly Sunday, June 4, 2000, at his residence.

He was born July 30, 1961, in Baltimore, Md., a son of Barbara Currey Sabolovich and Mike Sabolovich Jr., Lumberport.

Also surviving are one sister, Pamela Jean Hurst, Weston; one son, Ian Michael Sabolovich, Virginia; his fiancee, Stephanie Lake, Clarksburg; his maternal grandmother, Eva Currey, Meadowbrook; two nieces, Angela and Amy Hurst, both of Weston; three aunts, JoAnn Brown, Dawmont, Minnie Stire, Lumberport, and Nancy Bosley, Westminster, Md.; two uncles, Rancler Stire, Lumberport, and George Popovich, Clarksburg, and several cousins.

He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Mark, in 1965; his maternal grandfather, Kermit Raymond Currey; his paternal grandparents, Mike and Mable Sabolovich; two aunts, Patricia Bates, Mary Sledge; his uncles, Jim and Robert Currey, Steve and John Sabolovich, Steve Sledge ad Tom Bosley.

Mr. Sabolovich worked for REM with the mentally and physically challenged individuals. He also worked for Res Care, Heartland of Clarksburg and Bridgeport Holiday Inn. He was Protestant.

Friends may call at Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery.

William Skidmore

SHINNSTON -- William Skidmore, 71, of Haywood, died suddenly at 6:42 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2000, in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born July 21, 1928, at Philippi, a son of the late Floyd and Delphia M. Loar Skidmore.

His wife, Pauline Barker Skidmore, survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Danny Skidmore, Robert Skidmore, both of Wyatt, Anthony W. Skidmore, Norman Swiger, both of Meadowbrook; six daughters, Peggy A. Landis, Shinnston, Linda Wilson, Erie, Corbie McElroy, Haywood, Delphia M. Hammond, Bridgeport, Rebecca Bunnell, Erie, and Betty J. Skidmore, Charleston; 27 grandchildren, and several great and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Denzil Skidmore, Clarksburg; two sisters, Goldie Lowther, Shinnston, and Ruth Bolyard, Clarksburg.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Dorsey W. Skidmore; one brother, Hansel Skidmore; and two grandsons, Ray Winebrenner and Michael Bunnell.

Mr. Skidmore was retired having been a plasterer for 33 years. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of the Muese Argonne Post No. 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clarksburg. He attended the House of Faith at Erie.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, with the Rev. Delores White officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Enterprise, where the Muese Argonne Post No. 573, VFW, will concord full military graveside rites.

Nellie Wells-Kelley-White

FLATWOODS -- Nellie Wells-Kelley-White, 85, of Burnsville, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at her residence, following a short illness.

She was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Paint Creek, a daughter of the late Joseph McCallister and Anna Bragg McCallister.

Her husband, Ira Clifford White, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara Mitchell, Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and Patricia Saunders, Roanoke, Va.; two stepdaughters, Rawnie K. Walldrop, Sissonville, and Robin L. Chaney, Culloden; one son, Rodney Wells, Arlington, Va.; one stepson, Rodrick C. White, Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Dorthy Hall and Delores Oliver, Pt. Pleasant; four brothers, Lloyd McCallister, Cabell McCallister, Jeff McCallister and Dan McCallister, all of Culloden; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. White was a member of the Ball's Baptist Church Culloden and the Eastern Star, Hurricane. She was a homemaker.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, with the Rev. Larry Clifton officiating.

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