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Obituaries for Sunday, May 7, 2000

Russell W. Barker

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Russell W. Barker, 68, of North Fort Myers, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at his home.

He was born May 30, 1931, in Brown, a son of the late Dewey W. and Muriel Barker of Clarksburg.

Surviving are four brothers, Jack D. Barker, North Fort Myers, Burl W. Barker, Elmore, Ohio, Ralph "Bud" Barker, Clarksburg, and Fredrick E. Barker, Mount Clare; four sisters, Garnet Shanks, Bridgeport, Kathleen LeMasters, Clarksburg, and Sue A. and Nancy C. Lucante, both of Stonewood.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Mr. Barker served in the U.S. Army from 1949-1953.

Burial will take place in the National Cemetery at Pruntytown at a later date.

Violet Bartlett

SHINNSTON -- Violet Bartlett, 88, of Round Rock, Texas, formerly of Gypsy, died at 2:20 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2000, in the Alternative Care Home in Round Rock.

She was born March 12, 1912, at Rosebud, a daughter of the late Rome and Dora Winters Yeager.

Surviving are one son, Richard Bartlett, Cambria; four daughters, Jo Ann Kiss, Round Rock, Mrs. William (Shirley) Desist, Highland, Calif., Mrs. Harry (Carol S.) Henline, Falling Waters, and Mrs. William (Margie) McIntyre, Gypsy; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Bartlett was a member of the Gypsy United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Aide Society. She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 31, Ladies Auxiliary, Shinnston. She had formerly bowled with the Jewelette Bowling Team of Jewel City Bowling Lanes, Clarksburg.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, after 2 p.m. Monday. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Jamie R. Fry

SALEM -- Jamie R. Fry, 20, of Long Run community, died at 2:05 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000, at United Hospital Center, following a long illness.

He was born April 17, 1980, in Canton, Ohio, a son of Elmer "Chip" Fry of Ohio, and Judy Bonnell Fry of Long Run.

Also surviving are one son, Zackary Fry, and one daughter, Kristen Fry, both of Ripley; two brothers, Jason Fry, Miletus, and Jerry Fry, Long Run; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Jennifer) Montgomery, Long Run; his maternal grandparents, James and Virginia Bonnell, Long Run; his paternal grandmother, Mavadell Easterling; and paternal stepgrandfather, Victor Easterling, both of Massillon, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem.

Ben O. McCutchan

MAGNOLIA, Ohio -- Ben O. McCutchan, 70, of 10158 Riceland Ave., Magnolia, Ohio, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, following a short illness.

He was born Sept. 6, 1929, at Crawford, a son of Phil A. and Opal Powers McCutchan.

His wife, Elizabeth Jones, whom he married June 28, 1951, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kathy Brown, Bolivar, Ohio; two sons, Ben McCutchan Jr., Tega Cay, S.C., and David McCutchan, Magnolia; one sister, Helen McWhorter, Clarksburg; two brothers, Robert McCutchan, Louisville, Ky., and William McCutchan, Canton; three aunts, Thelma Robinson, Jean Nuzum and Norma DeBrular; many cousins and a host of friends.

Mr. McCutchan retired in 1991 from Timken Roller Bearings, Canton, after a many years of service. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Canton.

Services will be held at the First Christian Church, Canton, on Tuesday morning with the Rev. Phelbs and the Rev. Manley officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Canton. Sinefrock-Gordon Funeral Home, Magnolia, is in charge of arrangements.

Regina Kathryn Ray

FAIRMONT -- Regina Kathryn Ray, 65, of Mount Vernon Heights, Fairmont, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 2, 1934, in Fairmont, the youngest daughter of Vera L. Wamsley Francis of Pleasant Valley, and the late Russell S. Francis.

Her husband of 45 years, Rev. Edward E. Ray, whom she married April 16, 1955, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Stefanie Ray, Fairmont; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Russell E. and Vera B. Francis, and Robert A. Francis, all of Fairmont; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Juanita Hahn, Fairmont, and Ann and James Mick, Rock Hill, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 1-9 p.m. today and 1-9 p.m. Monday, and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Thomas Springer officiating. Burial will follow at Rice Ridge Cemetery, Littleton.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Worship Center, 1813 Martha Ave., Fairmont, WV, 26554.

Freda V. Singleton

FLATWOODS -- Freda V. Singleton, 87, of Burnsville, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at the home of Mary Deal, Sutton, after a long illness.

She was born March 17, 1913, at Gem, a daughter of the late Charley E. Singleton and Lula McCoy Singleton.

Surviving are one niece, Twilla Phillips, Waldorf, Md.; three nephews, Marvin Collins, Ravenswood, Ron Singleton, Washington, and Randy Singleton, Waco, Texas; and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Friends may call at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Singleton officiating. Burial of cremains will follow in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters.

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