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Obituaries for Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000

Loretta Bell Barnheart Echard

BRIDGEPORT -- Loretta Bell Barnheart Echard, 65, of Lodgeville Road, Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, of an extended illness.

She was born March 27, 1935, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Margaret Frances Barnheart Hare.

Her husband, Orville Ray Echard Sr., survives.

Also surviving are five sons and daughters-in-law, Orville Ray and Natula Rose Echard Jr., Jamestown, N.Y., Roy Allan and Rebecca Gay Echard Sr., William Morgan and Sandra Lee Echard Sr., Robert David and Holly Richards Echard Sr., Patrick Douglas and Kimberly Bush Echard Sr., all of Lodgeville Road, Bridgeport; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Elaine and Ricky Lee Gibson, Bridgeport, Vickie Jan and Michael Guy Bland, Lost Creek; 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; Edward Perkins, Michigan, Lee Roy Slim Foog and Dickie Foog, both of Austin, Texas, Jeanett Ladouceur, Taylor, Mich., and Annabelle Lewis, Michigan, who were raised as brothers and sisters to Mrs. Echard.

Mrs. Echard was a homemaker and retired from Purolator Courier with 14 years of service. She was a member of the Stonewall United Methodist Church in Stonewood. She was Mrs. Senior West Virginia in 1998, serving as entertainment coordinator for several local fairs, including the 'Ol Mill Festival in West Milford and the Anmoore Block Party.

She staged country music shows to raise money for organ transplant patients and assisted with Daffodil Days for the American Cancer Society. She was a member of the Christian Women's Club of Bridgeport, a volunteer and entertainer at the Sagebrush Roundup in Fairmont, and served for three years on the Board of Directors for the Country Music Association. She was also a former senior queen for the Three Rivers Festival.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Chris Duckworth officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

Lena H. Hall

WESTON -- Lena H. Hall, 78, of Route 1, Weston, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Alice Jean Fisher, following an extended illness.

She was born July 26, 1922, in Benson, a daughter of the late Homer H. Hitt and Orpha Simons Hitt.

Her husband, Doyle Amerson Hall, whom she married Aug. 29, 1942, preceded her in death on June 5, 1984.

Surviving are two daughters, Sara Jane Gilkerson, Scott Depot, and Alice Jean Fisher, Weston; one son, Robert D. Hall, Waynesburg, Pa.; five granddaughters and one great-grandchild; one brother, Ralph Hitt, Moorefield; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Hitt.

Mrs. Hall was a housewife. She was a member of the Freeman's Creek Baptist Church.

She was also a member of the Freemansburg Community Club and a member of the Weston Chapter No. 40, Order of Eastern Star.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Brad Tenney, assisted by the Rev. Martin Wine, officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26302-9960.

William Denver 'Mac' McKinney

WESTON -- William Denver "Mac" McKinney, 83, of Colonial Place, Elkins, formerly of Sunset Acres in Weston, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in the Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Lewis County, a son of the late William P. and Cora Hersman McKinney.

His wife, Cleo McKinney, whom he married Sept. 10, 1988, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Jim and Carolyn Goss, Ephrata, Pa.; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Jim and Glenda Hyre, Weston; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Glenn and Patricia Hammer, Dublin, Ohio; two grandchildren, Douglas Goss, Mount Clare, Va., and Michael Goss, Sterling, Va.; five step grandchildren, Kerri Kiser, Blairsville, Pa., Susan Moody, Weston, Brad Hyre, Weirton, Todd Hammer, Columbus, Ohio, and Chance Hammer, Cleveland, Ohio; three nephews, Howard Reeder, Buckhannon, and Richard and Charles Queen, Morgantown.

He was also preceded in death by one nephew, Hayward Fox.

Mr. McKinney graduated from Weston High School in 1935 and then attended Glenville State and Fairmont State colleges. He received his master's degree in education from West Virginia University and completed his post graduate studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

He taught in the public school system in Lewis County, and also served as principal in Monongalia County. He also taught in Fairfax County, Va., where he retired several years ago.

He was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Weston, the Weston Rotary Club, the West Virginia Association of Former Teachers and AARP.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Michael Linger officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Berlin.

Merritt E. 'Mick' Quick

BUCKHANNON -- Merritt E. "Mick" Quick, 83, of Route 2, Box 163, Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

He was born March 30, 1917, at Sand Run, a son of the late Roma J. Quick and Nina N. Gooden Quick.

His wife, Eva. C. Quick, whom he married April 13, 1941, survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Janet L. and Leroy Klepper, Buckhannon; three sons, Edward E. Quick, Cleveland, England, James W. "Willy" and Chris Quick, Buckhannon, and John L. and Sharon Quick, Buckhannon; three brothers, William Quick, Sandusky, Ohio, James Quick, Detroit, Mich., and Burtsil Quick, Buckhannon; 10 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Bernard D. Quick; one daughter, Patricia C. Quick; and two brothers, Donald and Harrison Quick.

Mr. Quick was a sawmill owner and operator. He was a coal miner.

Fredrick C. 'Fred' Suder

BUCKHANNON -- Fredrick C. "Fred" Suder, 89, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Buckhannon, died June 29, 2000, in Ocala.

His wife, Marie Arnold Suder, survives at Ocala.

Also surviving are two sons, Fred A. Suder, Reston, Va., and Eric G. Suder, Plano, Texas; six granddaughters, one grandson and two great-grandsons.

Mr. Suder was a retired teacher from Buckhannon-Upshur High School.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12, 2000, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Buckhannon.

Viola J. Cutright

BUCKHANNON -- Viola J. Cutright, 100, of Buckhannon, died at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Buckhannon Board and Care, Buckhannon.

She was born March 14, 1900, in Randolph, a daughter of the late William Martin and Edna Thomason Wilfong.

Her husband, Stewart B. Cutright, whom she married Dec. 22, 1920, preceded her in death in June 1973.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph Cutright, Buckhannon, and William Cutright, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one daughter, Wanda Ritter, Berlin, Md.; two sisters, Virginia Scott and Gail Lewis, both of Buckhannon; 17 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Stewart B. Cutright Jr.; three brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Cutright was a homemaker. She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Buckhannon.

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