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Obituaries for Friday, Jan. 5, 2001

Frank Bolyard

COLEBANK -- Frank Bolyard, 75, of Colebank, a 42-year pressman and foreman at Clarksburg Publishing Co., died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at his home.

He was born April 25, 1925, in Erwin, a son of the late Myrtle Bennett Ketterman Anderson and Arthur "Ted" Bolyard.

His wife of 51 years, Norma Evelyn Bowman Bolyard, survives.

Also surviving are six sons and spouses, David L. and Darlene R. Bolyard, Moatsville, Douglas R. and Tawana F. Bolyard, Arthurdale, William R. and Mary E. Bolyard, Philippi, Frank J. and Shawn Bolyard, Flemington, Bradley G. Bolyard, Winchester, Va., and Brian K. and Kim Bolyard, Rachel; one daughter and spouse, Kathy L. and Ronald Wilson, Moatsville; one daughter-in-law, Natalie Lewis Bolyard, Romney; one brother, James R. Bolyard, Aurora; four sisters, Talma Isner, Independence, Mae Huffman, Morgantown, JoAnn Straight, Wallace and Sue Rohrbough, Terra Alta; 13 grandchildren, Melissa Moury and husband, Eric, Jason Bolyard, Brandon Bolyard and wife, Kristie, Joshua Bolyard and wife, Dustie, Misty Bolyard, Luke Bolyard, Courtney Bolyard, Ethan Bolyard, Ashley Wilson, Haley Wilson, Samuel Wilson, Colton Bolyard and Dalton Bolyard.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Steven K. Bolyard; and two brothers, Jacob Grant Ketterman and James Andrew Ketterman.

Mr. Bolyard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a farmer. He retired after 42 years as a pressman and foreman of the Exponent and Telegram at Clarksburg Publishing Co.

He was a member of the Graphic Communication International Union, Local 95 C in Clarksburg, president of the West Virginia Country Music Association, and affiliated with the Sagebrush Round-Up near Fairmont. He was a member of the Berea United Methodist Church, Colebank, and past president of Cove District Churches.

Memorial donations may be made to Berea United Methodist Church, Route 2, Box 108, Moatsville, WV 26405.

Dane E. DeBarr

BUCKHANNON -- Dane E. DeBarr, 92, of Tallmansville Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

He was born Oct. 2, 1908, at Coalton, a son of the late Samuel Mayes DeBarr and Etta Pringle DeBarr.

His wife, Jean Malcom DeBarr, whom he married June 23, 1946, in Elkins, by the Rev. Don Taylor, survives.

Also surviving are one sister, Texa Hollen, Newport News, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Edna Perry; and two brothers, Claude DeBarr and Eugene DeBarr.

Mr. DeBarr was a member of the American Legion, Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 of Buckhannon, and the United Transportation Union for 50 years. He was a member of the Tennerton United Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired in 1972 as a conductor from the B&O Railroad Chessie System.

Dorothy A. George

BELINGTON -- Dorothy A. George, 79, of 604 Beverly Pike, Belington, died at 10:23 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

She was born June 27, 1921, in Pulaski, Va., a daughter of the late Henry and Colona Reese Dalton.

Her husband, Otto Filmere George, preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1990.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Wanda) Burrell, Franklinville, N.Y., and Ms. Shirley Keen, Belington; two sons, Donald George, Fairfax Station, Va., and John George, Winchester, Va.; three sisters, Alma Nixon, Christiansburg, Va., Ruby Tolly, Pulaski, Va., and Beatrice Hall, Nitro; nine grandchildren, James Lynn Keen, Gary Wayne Keen, Stephen Ray Keen, James Wesley Burrell, Donald Keith George, Cindy Beckowitz, Judith Ann Breckbuehl, Wendy George Green and Veronica Ray George; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Opal Thompson and Velma Marshall; and four brothers, Luther Dalton, Isaac Dalton, Buford Dalton and Thurmond Dalton.

Mrs. George was a homemaker. She was a Protestant by faith.

Clarinda V. Greene

BUCKHANNON -- Clarinda V. Greene, 87, of Rural Route 1, Box 72 A, Volga, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Broaddus Hospital, Philippi.

She was born Dec. 14, 1913, at Peel Tree, a daughter of the late Wade Nutter and Lydia Barnett Nutter.

Her husband, Brenard Greene, whom she married May 9, 1930, preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1995.

Surviving are one sister, Helen Garrett, Volga; one brother, Paul Nutter, Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Vincent Nutter, William Clay Nutter and Murrell Nutter.

Mrs. Greene was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mount Calvary United Methodist Church.

Bertha Lee Hilliard

CLARKSBURG -- Bertha Mae Hilliard, 86, of Maryland Avenue, Charleston, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Charleston General Hospital.

She was born in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Lloyd A. and Elizabeth Lee.

Her husband, James M. Hilliard, preceded her in death.

Surviving are six sons, James M. Hilliard Jr. and wife, Martha, Russell E. Hilliard, all of Clarksburg, Robert L. Hilliard and companion, Cheryl Poling, Clarksburg, William B. Hilliard and wife, Anita, Joseph A. Hilliard and wife, Deloris, all of Charleston, and Charles H. Hilliard and wife, Sharron, Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Donald A. (Patricia) Hilliard, Charleston; 35 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Freeman, Ironton, Ohio; and one brother, John L. Lee, Milwaukee, Wis.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kathern Collier; one brother, Earnest Lee; and two sisters, Alberta Lee Oliver and Pauline Wilson.

Mrs. Hilliard was a member of the Striplin Chapel CME Church and a member of the Ladies of Mountain City Temple City No. 159, Clarksburg, and the Morning Star.

A funeral service will be held at Davis Funeral Home, 1 Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, Clarksburg at 1 p.m. today with the Rev. Melvin Freeman officiating. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Clara R. Jordan

PENNSBORO -- Clara R. Jordan, 73, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Virginia Beach.

She was born Sept. 25, 1926, near Burnt House, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Alvin M. and Ora Mae Kirkpatrick Clevenger.

Her first husband, Arthur, E. Eckert, preceded her in death. Her husband, Randolph Jordan Jr., survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Roselee Bevins, Claremont, Fla., and Christine Moorey, Webster, Fla.; four sons, Warren Eckert, Hook, Texas, Arthur Eckert, Belleview, Fla., Richard Eckert, Martinsburg, and Eric Eckert, Virginia Beach; two stepsons, Randolph A. Jordan III, South Hills, Va., and Lee H. Jordan, Smithfield, Va.; three brothers, Elton Clevenger, Letart, Alvin Clevenger, Fairborn, Ohio, and Denzel Clevenger, Medina, Ohio; two sisters, Leoria Goff, Burnt House, and Zela Moss, Parkersburg; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Jordan had been employed for 10 years as a custodian by the city of Virginia Beach.

She was a member of the former Daughters of the Rebekah Lodge of Norfolk, Va., and held membership at the Charity Neck United Methodist Church where she worked with the Mission Team.

Martika Cheyne Lane

FRENCH CREEK -- Martika Cheyne Lane, infant daughter of Billy Joe and Cynthia Harris Lane of Walkersville, died at birth Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

Also surviving are one brother, Austin Dakota Lane at home; her maternal grandparents, Mary Louise Harris, Walkersville, and Paul Wade Harris, Route 1, Jane Lew; her paternal grandparents, Larry E. and Madeline Sue Lane, Walkersville; her maternal great-grandmother, Katie Harris, Jane Lew; her paternal great-grandparents, Jim and Betty June Lane, Rock Cave; and several aunts and uncles.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today with the Rev. Randall Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Chestnut Flat Cemetery. Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home, French Creek, is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth I. Pavich

SHINNSTON -- Elizabeth I. Pavich, 73, of Route 1, Worthington, Hutchinson community, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in the Wheeling Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born July 25, 1927, at Robey Mines, a daughter of the late Steve and Elizabeth I. Badis Sparish.

Her husband, Thomas Louis Pavich, preceded her in death Dec. 8, 1987.

Surviving are one son, Luke Thomas Pavich, Hutchinson; three grandchildren, Tamara Akari, Terek Akari and Jade Pavich; and one sister, Ann Citino, Damascus, Ohio.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Alicia Akari; three brothers, Phillip, Paul and Sammy Lee Sparish; and one sister, Mary Lou Holt.

Mrs. Pavich had worked for Owens-Illinois. She was a Protestant by faith.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Saturday where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Gary Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Edward G. Poling

BELINGTON -- Mr. Edward G. "Pete" Poling, 80, of Brown Avenue, Belington, died at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday evening, Jan. 2, 2001, in the Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.

He was born Oct. 1, 1920, at Belington, a son of the late James D. and Lillie Mae McCauley Poling.

His wife, the former Irene Tallman, whom he married in September 1942 at Oakland, Md., preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 1997.

Surviving are one son, Edward James Poling and wife, Emma, Schertz, Texas; one granddaughter, Terri Lynn Melle; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and James Melle; one sister, Bernice Streets of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center, Belington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, James Poling; two brothers, Denzil H. Poling, Ronald James "Jack" Poling, and one infant brother, Forest Poling; and one sister, Beatrice Farley.

Mr. Poling attended the schools of Barbour County. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.

He had spent many years working in Wellsville, Ohio, where he was employed by Homer Laughlin China Co. and then in Barberton, Ohio, where he was employed by the Hopkins and Kipp Auto Parts Distributor.

He was a member of the Barberton Veterans of Foreign Wars and was presently attending the Grace Chapel United Methodist Church near Belington.

Wilma Catheline McDonald Richards

SALEM -- Wilma Catheline McDonald Richards, 92, of Salem, passed Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

She was born Jan. 6, 1908, in Salem, a daughter of the late Theodore and Essie Hansford McDonald.

Her husband, Dewey Richards, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Aldora Heflin, Cuyahoga Falls, and Theodora M. Randolph, Salem; five grandchildren, Louise Ash Hereford and husband, Jim, Akron, Ohio, Richard A. Randolph, Palm Springs, Calif., Cathy Ash Clifford, Akron, Marguerite Randolph Riffle and husband, Ray, Clarksburg, and Doreen Ash Schwerdtfeger and husband, Kevin, Big Bend, Wis.; nine great-grandchildren, Robert Montgomery, Christopher DeHart, Kenneth Hereford, Brian Randolph, Reesa Yale, Christina Saeger, Kas Schwerdtfeger, Erik Schwerdtfeger and Caitlin Schwerdtfeger; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Lee Richards; and two brothers, Hedrick McDonald and Robert McDonald.

Mrs. Richards was a homemaker. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church.

Carol A. Berry

Rowland

BUCKHANNON -- Carol A. Berry Rowland, 62, of 599 South Prospect St., Marion, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at her home.

She was born April 15, 1938, in Buckhannon, a daughter of Mary E. Riffle Berry Jr. of Buckhannon, and the late Hyre D. Berry Jr.

Her husband, James F. Rowland, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Debbie Whaley, Springfield, Ohio; one brother, Jack Berry, Marion, Ohio; one grandson, Douglas Whaley, and two granddaughters, Melissa Whaley, both of Springfield, and Carita Rossman, Marion.

Mrs. Rowland was a homemaker.

Ronald W.

Underwood

BUCKHANNON -- Ronald W. Underwood, 56, of 1 D. Factory St., Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born Sept. 19, 1944, in Canton, Ohio, a son of the late John Walter Underwood and Margaret E. Waylan Underwood.

His wife, Mary Emma Underwood, whom he married in 1968, preceded him in death Dec. 19, 1996.

Surviving are two brothers, Wesley E. Day, Carrolton, Ohio, and John Underwood Jr., Canton; and three sisters, Betty Winkler, Buckhannon, Barbara Demos, Lewisville, Ohio, and Dorothy Morris, Canton.

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