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Obituaries for January 28, 2000

Madalee Balducci

GRAFTON -- Madalee Balducci, 68, of West Main Street, Grafton, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital.

She was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Grafton, a daughter of the late James Wesley and Ida Dell Murphy Shingleton.

Her husband, Loren J. Balducci Sr., preceded her in death.

Surviving are four children and their spouses, John William and Sue Ann Snyder McCue, Bridgeport, Sheila Elaine Westfall, Loren J. Balducci Jr., and Rebaellen A. and Rodney Goff, all of Grafton; five grandchildren, Jamin Joel McCue, Jessica Joanna McCue, Crystal Julia McCue, all of Bridgeport, David Eugene Westfall and Kendra Salome Goff, both of Grafton.

Mrs. Balducci was a member of the Grafton Wesleyan Holiness Church, and worked as a nurse's assistant.

Harrison W. Cardwell

BELINGTON -- Harrison William Cardwell, 74, of 414 Hice St., Belington, died at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness. Death was attributed to cancer.

He was born May 29, 1925, in North Wilkesboro, N.C., a son of the late Bynom and Francis Mary Jenkins Cardwell.

His wife, the former Sybil Spears, whom he married on Sept. 19, 1949, preceded him in death on May 27, 1988.

Surviving are his companion, Edith Bennet, whom he made his home; four sons, Michael Cardwell and Bill Cardwell, both of Tucson, Ariz., Pete Cardwell, U.S. Marine Corps., and Ronny Cardwell Silcox, Belington; five daughters, Edna Armstrong, Belington, Linda Shoemaker, Sandra Cardwell and Malisa Blue, all of Tucson; Brenda Bennett, Aberdeen, Md.; one sister, Belma Silcox, Arizona; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Jenkins; and one sister, Lydia Stamper.

Mr. Cardwell attended the schools of North Carolina, was a retired carpenter and Protestant.

Velma E. Harvey

CLARKSBURG -- Velma E. Harvey, 59, of Indiana Avenue, Nutter Fort, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Clarksburg, Nov. 6, 1940, a daughter of Edna McNemar Kirkpatrick, who survives in Nutter Fort, and the late Hobert E. Harvey.

Also surviving are one half sister, Ines Hupp, Toronto, Ohio; many other relatives; and a very close classmate, Nancy Pecera.

She was also preceded in death by one brother.

Miss Harvey was a member of the Vincent Memorial United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on today at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Edsil Bragg officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park.

Billy J. Howell

PINE GROVE -- Billy Joe Howell, 58, of Wileyville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

He was a son of the late William Homer and Austa Lemasters Howell.

His wife, Nancy Taylor Howell, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Billy Joe Howell Jr., Wileyville, and Robbie Howell, Paden City; one daughter, Janey Wood, Wileyville; two sisters, Mary Mae Cecil and Patty Goudy, both of New Martinsville; four grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.

Mr. Howell was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Co. in Hastings.

Cyril W. Klug

NEW MARTINSVILLE -- Cyril Walter Klug, 81, of Highland Avenue, New Martinsville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 24, 1918, in St. Joseph Settlement, Proctor, a son of the late Nicholas J. and Clara T. Estep Klug.

His wife, Margaret E. Klug, preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Gene (Margaret A.) Whiteman, Middlebourne; two brothers, James I. Klug, Lisbon, Ohio, and Urban G., New Martinsville and Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one infant daughter, Patricia Ann Klug; two brothers, John and Norbert King; and two sisters.

Mr. Klug was the co-owner of the former Magnolia Distributing Co., Inc., for over 37 years and was owner of Lock Haven Homes Sales and Service from 1970-82, and continued to own Lock Haven Court, New Martinsville.

He was a graduate of Magnolia High School. Klug was active in the community where he twice received the Paul Harris Award while being a member of the New Martinsville Rotary Club. He received the George Eubanks Community Service Award, was past president and board member of the West Virginia Manufactured Housing Association, was a past member of the West Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association for 37 years, and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 931, New Martinsville.

Mr. Klug was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, New Martinsville, served as usher for over 50 years, was active in Holy Name Society where he received Man of the Year Honors; was a founding member in organizing the annual Thanksgiving and Easter dinners for those in need, and was also active in the Habitat for Humanity organization.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Martinsville Public Library, 160 Washington St., New Martinsville, WV 26155.

James B. Markle

PENNSBORO -- James Brady Markle, 96, of Pennsboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, in Parkersburg.

He was born Oct. 23, 1903, in McKim, Tyler County, a son of the late John W. and Anna Gray Markle.

Surviving are one sister, Alta Cunningham, Charlotte, N.C.; one cousin, Virginia Grose, Pennsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Roy Markle; one half brother, Early Markle; and one sister, Daisy Wince.

Mr. Markle was a retired employee of the Carnegie Natural Gas working as a mechanic for 26 years from the Tollgate District. Prior to his employment with Carnegie, in 1921, he owned and operated the Tollgate Service Station and after retirement, he continued his service station operations. He was a graduate of the Rahe Auto and Tractor School of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Anna M. Mayle

PHILIPPI -- Anna Mae Mayle, 77, of Route 1, Moatsville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 3, 1922, in Moatsville, a daughter of the late John Hop and Virgie Mayle Kennedy.

Her husband, Jethro Mayle, preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1979.

Surviving are four sons, John Dalton, Larry Mayle and Lonnie Mayle, all of Moatsville, and Arnold Mayle, Canton, Ohio; one sister, Liza Johnson, Philippi; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Dalton and Merline Kennedy; four brothers, Arthur, Andy, Hans and Hezekiah Kennedy; and one grandchild.

Dr. Charles L. Righter

SHINNSTON -- Dr. Charles Lowe Righter, 96, Shinnston, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Meadowview Manor Healthcare Center, Bridgeport.

He was born April 16, 1903, a son of Edgar Elwood and Rose Ella Lowther Righter.

His wife, Ethel Wentworth Johnson Righter, preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret Anne and Bill Johnson, Dallas, Texas, and Edith and Don Griffith, Fairfax, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. David (Cecelia) Righter, Hayward, Calif.; two grandchildren, Steven and Elsa Johnson; special friends, Starling and Betty Lucas, Don and Sharon Zecco, and Elaine Richards; 12 great-grandchildren, one nephew and one niece.

He was also preceded in death by one son, David Dimitri Righter; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Craig; and one brother, George Floyd Righter.

Mr. Righter was a retired schoolteacher and farmer. His teaching career spanned 49 years that included 32 years in West Virginia elementary and secondary schools, four years at Fairmont State College and 13 years at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Md. He served as principal at Lumberport High School for 15 years, and four years at Roosevelt-Wilson High School.

He received his bachelor's degree from Fairmont Normal School, master's degree from George Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn., and a doctorate (Ed D) from West Virginia University.

Mr. Righter was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinnston, Harrison County Historical Society, Shinnston Lions Club, Sons of the American Revolution and Retired School Administrators.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Shinnston.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Library Fund, Shinnston.

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

Lena Rinehart

BELINGTON -- Lena Rinehart, 93, a resident of Sun Bridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Ashboro, N.C., formerly of Belington, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, in the center following an extended illness.

She was born July 25, 1906, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late George Daugherty and Cora Corley Daughtery Wilson.

On May 7, 1927, she married Gail Rinehart, who preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1988.

Surviving are one son, Gail Rinehart Jr., Apollo Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Weese, Vincent, Ohio and Apollo Beach, Fla., Mrs. Holbert (Wanda) Hathaway, Ashboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Bertha Sinsel and two brothers, Artie Daugherty and Craig Daugherty.

Mrs. Rinehart was a homemaker and Baptist.

Edward E. Robinson

GRAFTON -- Edward Earl Robinson, 68, of Haymond community, Grafton, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital.

He was born Dec. 2, 1931, in Hazelwood, N.C., a son of the late Walter and Lucy Jenkins Robinson.

His wife of 43 years, Juanita Johnson Robinson, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Deana Robinson, Grafton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Eva and Joshua Robinson, and Angel and Stephen Greene, all of Grafton; one daughter-in-law, Diana Brent Robinson, Grafton; 10 grandchildren, Jason Robinson, Dustin, Destiny and Dakota Robinson, Kaitlyn and Anthony Robinson, Alexis and Lauren Ickes, Marissa and Victoria Greene; two brothers, Leon and Gene Robinson, both of N.C.; one sister, Billie Allen, North Carolina; and his mother-in-law, Eva Johnson, Grafton.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Anthony "Tony" Robinson; one brother, Dewey Robinson; one sister, Helen Robinson; and his father-in-law, Woodrow Johnson.

Mr. Robinson was a construction worker, having worked as a foreman in the coal mines, served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church, Grafton.

Friends will be received at the Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. A Christian vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Ronald Prechtl as celebrant and Father Eugene O'Loughlin as co-celebrant. Interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Grafton.

Mary R. Scott

CLARKSBURG -- Mary Rose Ancell Scott, 68, of Gypsy, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 29, 1931, in Hughes, a daughter of the late Roscoe B. and Rachel Johnson Ancell.

Surviving is her husband, Lawrence F. "Dee" Scott, whom she married July 25, 1950.

Surviving are five daughters, Mary Lucille Bissett, Arlene Bissett, Barbara Ann Douglas and Darlene Bissett, all of Hughes, and Karen Sue Bissett, Fairmont; three brothers, Elmer Ancell, Mt. Clare, Jack Ancell, Florida, and Roscoe Ancell, Clarksburg; one sister, Hazel Young, Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Mrs. Scott was a homemaker and a member of the T.O.P.S. Convention in Clarksburg.

Friends will be received after 2 p.m. today at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Delores White officiating. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Fairmont.

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