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Obituaries for Tuesday, May 16, 2000

Bertsell H. Daugherty

PHILIPPI -- Bertsell H. Daugherty, 72, a resident of Route 4, Philippi, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Barbour County, a son of the late Virgil and Cora Ervin Daugherty.

He was united in marriage Jan. 2, 1958, to the former Mary Gail Ensminger, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Terry (Charlene) McClean and Mrs. Mark (Roberta) Keener, both of Philippi, and Elaine Lawrence, Clarksburg; two sons and daughter-in-law, David and wife, Dyann Daugherty and Philip Lynn Daugherty, both of Philippi; three sisters, Nola Nevada Sinsel and Veda Daugherty, both of Belington, and Veva Ketchem, Philippi; one brother, Eugene Daugherty, Philippi; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers and two infant brothers.

Mr. Daugherty was an iron worker, coal miner and farmer. He served with the U.S. Army from Dec. 18, 1945 to March 4, 1947.

He was a past member of the Iron Workers Union at Wheeling, a member of the American Legion Post No. 44 of Philippi and Laurel Mountain V.F.W. Post No. 410 of Belington.

Rose P. LeRoy Imperial

CLARKSBURG -- Rose P. LeRoy Imperial, 75, of 523112 South Linden Ave., Clarksburg, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born March 23, 1925, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Tony Joseph and Josephine Pulice LeRoy.

Her husband, James A. Imperial, whom she married May 9, 1946, preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Diane) Ware, Bridgeport; two grandchildren, Mrs. Philip (Kristi) Lott, Mt. Clare, and Jason A. Ware, Bridgeport; one great-granddaughter, Laci Marie Lott; four brothers, Frank LeRoy and Joseph LeRoy, both of Stonewood, Sam LeRoy, Nutter Fort, and Louie LeRoy, Clarksburg; two sisters, Connie Carpino, Lorraine, Ohio, Mary K. Oliverio, Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, John LeRoy.

Mrs. Imperial was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Co. as a glass packer and glass checker with 46 years of service.

She and her husband owned and operated the Imperial Market on South Linden Avenue for many years.

Friends may call at Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father Cescido Federico as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Edith M. Jones

CLARKSBURG -- Edith Marie Burge Jones, 81, of Hepzibah, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 16, 1918, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late William Russell and Sylvia Agnes Dent Burge.

She was married to Judd Jones on Oct. 10, 1939, who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1988.

Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Jones and wife, Barbara, Holiday, Fla., and Richard Jones and wife, Susan, Hepzibah; one daughter, Carol Sue Nice, Clarksburg; four stepsons, George W. Todd and wife, Janice, Reynoldsville, Judd Robert Todd and wife, Darlene, Haywood, Edmund Todd and wife, Vicki, Enterprise, and James Todd and wife, Patsy, Reynoldsville; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by two daughters, Nellie Mendel and Linda Rebrook; three brothers, Jess Burge, Jim Burge and Holmer Burge, and one sister, Ethel Knight.

Mrs. Jones attended the Bible Baptist Temple.

Friends and family will be received at Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Charles Madaus officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mark D. Lamb

WESTON -- Mark D. Lamb, 44, of Bunker Hill, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at his residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

He was born May 10, 1956, in Weston, a son of James R. and Mary Anne John Lamb, Weston.

Surviving is his wife, Linda Karp Lamb.

Also surviving are one son, Drew N. Lamb, at home; one daughter, Brittany C. Lamb, at home; and one sister, Anna Beth Lamb, Chillicothe, Ohio.

Mr. Lamb was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Inwood and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1376 in Weston. He was employed as an engineer technician for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Winchester, Va.

Friends will be received at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Brian Shoda officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Velma Laurena Ludwick

CLARKSBURG -- Velma Laurena Ludwick, 95, of Route 1, Grafton, formerly of Webster, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital, Grafton.

She was born Sept. 29, 1904, a daughter of the late Charles Carroll and Ollie Jane Cutright Carroll.

Her husband, Carl R. Ludwick, preceded her in death on July 13, 1975.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Laurena) Fairley, Grafton; one son, Paul Eugene Ludwick, Chrystal River, Fla.; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul Carroll and two sisters, Roberta Gwilliam and Ella Virginia Cutright.

Mrs. Ludwick was a graduate of Glenville State College, Glenville, and taught school for five years in Taylor County. She was a housewife, and held membership in the Webster Baptist Church.

She was a member of the Webster CEO, formerly known as Webster Homemakers, served on the County Extension Council and was active in Senior Citizens.

Friends will be received at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 2-9 p.m. on Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Tom Horne, officiating. Burial will take place in the Woodsdale Memorial Park, Grafton.

Scott 'Scotty' Matthew Moore

BRIDGEPORT -- Scott "Scotty" Matthew Moore, 5, of Rosemont, died Monday, May 15, 2000, following an extended illness, at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born July 30, 1994, in Morgantown, a son of Arthur D. and Cheri L. Moore.

Also surviving are one brother, Gregory A. Moore, at home; paternal grandparents, Arthur J. and Anna L. Moore, Thornton; maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Cottrill, Rosemont; one maternal great-grandfather, Tony Shaga, Rosemont; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a maternal grandfather, Ronnie W. Cottrill.

Scotty was a kindergarten student at Flemington Elementary School and participated in the various school fundraisers, including the Math-a-thon.

He attended the Bailey Memorial United Methodist Church in Rosemont. He loved music, videos and children television shows of Barney. He loved his family and enjoyed eating mashed potatoes with gravy.

Friends will be received at Allen Funeral Home, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lois Sandy conducting the service. Interment will follow at the Flemington I.O.O. F. Cemetery, Rosemont.

Tommy Blackburn Linger Reed

PARSONS -- Tommy Blackburn Linger Reed, 87, a former resident of Parsons, more recently a patient at the Cortland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas, died at 12:10 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital following an extended illness with Alzheimer's Disease.

She was born Jan. 28, 1913, in Hinton, a daughter of the late Thomas "Tom" and Erda Blair Jones.

She had been married three times. First to John Paige Blackburn, who preceded her in death; second to Clifford Linger, who preceded her in death in 1967; and third to Don Reed, who preceded her in death in 1977.

Surviving are one son, John Drew Blackburn, Hendricks; six grandchildren, Marcia Blackburn, Morgantown, Patricia Farmer, Lee's Summit, Mo., John D. Blackburn Jr., Beverly, Dana Louise Blackburn, Clifford VonLangen and Rick VonLangen, all of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and five great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Joan VonLangen; one stepbrother, Jerry Harvey Jr.; and two sisters, Isabel Shaffer and Jane Frantz.

Mrs. Reed was a graduate of Bayard High School with the class of 1929, had worked for the B.F. Long Store for many years, the former News & Novelty and the former Old Town Dress Shoppe, all of Parsons.

She was a member of the former Quota Club and the First United Methodist Church of Parsons.

Virginia R. Gaines Shaffer

CLARKSBURG -- Virginia R. Gaines Shaffer, 91, of 206 Oak Drive, Clarksburg, died at 1 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2000, at Meadowbrook Manor, Bridgeport.

She was born March 2, 1909, in Preston County, a daughter of the late Buckner Fairfax and Lydia Logan Fairfax.

Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert E. Gaines, in 1952, and by her second husband, Ernest M. Shaffer in 1970.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Thomas Sharpe, Clarksburg; one son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Nancy Gaines, Fairmont; four grandchildren, Deborah Fisher, Becky Tennant, Margie Craig and James Gaines; five great-grandchildren, Michelle Fisher, Tiffany Craig, Holly Hartley, James E. Gaines and Adam Scott Gaines; and two sisters-in-law, Viola Fairfax, Clarksburg, and Sadie Fairfax.

She was also preceded in death by two stepchildren, Ernest "Pete" Shaffer and Lillian Brown; five brothers, Gay, Cloyd, Alton, Lawrence and George Fairfax; five sisters, Eva Pierce, Mary Burroughs, Margaret Whitehair, Nettie Orme and Helen Perrine.

Mrs. Shaffer was Baptist and a 50-year member of Ivy Rebekah Lodge No. 112. She had been employed by Eagle Convex Glass and was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Etheldean Yanero, conducting the service. Interment will be in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery. Ivy Rebekah Lodge No. 112 will conduct a service in the funeral home at 6 p.m.

Charles L. Smith

Charles L. Smith, 28, of Sand Fork, died at 10:14 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000, at his residence, following an unexpected illness.

He was born Aug. 29, 1971, in Randolph County, a son of William I. Finchium, Exchange, and Sylvia Smarr Smith, Mill Creek.

He was united in marriage to Brenda Stump Smith on Dec. 29, 1999, who survives at Sand Fork.

Also surviving are three brothers, Edward L. Smith and Richard M. Smith, both of North Carolina, and Max L. Smith, Elkins; three sisters, Rada Jean Stump, Dusk Camp, Debbie Jo Yokum, North Carolina, and Carol Lynn Smith, Elkins.

Mr. Smith was a laborer and Baptist.

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