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CURRENT OBITUARIES


Obituaries for Sunday, May 28, 2000

Juanita Agnes Mayse Brown

FLATWOODS -- Juanita Agnes Mayse Brown, 92, of Sutton, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at her home after a long illness.

She was born Aug. 20, 1907, at Weston, a daughter of the late John Mayse and Alice Simpson Mayse.

Her husband, Alvin L. Brown, preceded her in death Jan. 13, 1990.

Surviving are two daughters, Geraldine "Sis" Craft and Arawanna "Katie" Cooper, both of Sutton; six sons, James H. Brown, Marietta, Ga., Thomas O. and Howard "Budgie" Brown, both of Lorain, Ohio, Edward L. Brown, Elizabethtown, Ky., and Camden H. and Ricky G. Brown, both of Sutton; 27 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, John A. and Harry "Cooney" Brown; one sister, Geraldine Cogar; one brother, Jack Mayse; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Brown was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church, Hillcrest Rebekah Lodge for 25 years, Sutton Flower Club, Onward Homemakers Club and a housewife.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, and at 10 a.m. Monday at the Morrison United Methodist Church, Sutton. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Robert Horstman officiating. Burial will be in the Morrison Cemetery, Sutton.

Viola T. Fairfax

CLARKSBURG -- Viola T. Fairfax, 90, of Ohio Avenue, Clarksburg, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 28, 1910, in Richwood, a daughter of the late Summers and Edith Loudermick Rigsby.

Her husband, Cloyd J. Fairfax, preceded her in death in 1977.

Surviving are one grandson, Richard A. Fairfax, retired U.S. Air Force; one granddaughter, Thelma K. Wails, South Carolina; one brother, Dale Rigsby, Barberton, Ohio; and two sisters, Leona Lake, Hepzibah, and Madeline Lindsey, Boothsville.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Elmer A. Fairfax; one grandson, Randy A. Fairfax; one granddaughter, Brenda Hong; two brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Fairfax was retired from Hazel Atlas Glass Factory, Continental Can, and Brockway Glass with 27 years of service as a packer.

She was a member of Lucinda Rose Auxiliary No. 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life member of the Senior Citizens, a member of the Mountaineer Hooking Club, and the Reynoldsville Baptist Church.

Friends and family were received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, where a funeral service was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Don Flanigan officiating. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Emma Jane Langford

CLARKSBURG -- Emma Jane Langford, 75, of Gould Avenue, Clarksburg, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Salem, a daughter of the late Lee and Helen Rhodes Gank.

Her husband, Dale M. Langford, who preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1983.

Surviving are one son, Dale R. "Rawhide" Langford, Clarksburg; one daughter, Sharon McDaniel, Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Carlton "Sonny" Hoskinson, Crystal D. Langford, and Michelle D. Smith; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rosemary Squires, Salem.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda K. Hoskinson.

Mrs. Langford was a retired short order cook from Parson-Souders and Stone & Thomas. She was a member of Lucinda Rose Auxiliary No. 573 Veterans of Foreign Wars, was a volunteer at Clarksburg Mission and Meals on Wheels, and was a volunteer at Heartland of Clarksburg.

She was a Baptist by faith.

Friends and family will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 5-9 p.m. Monday, where a funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Sam Schwenk officiating. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Vista Blanche Flowers

SHINNSTON -- Vista Blanche Flowers, 88, of Sunbridge Health Care Center, Salem, died at 1:35 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2000, in Sunbridge, following an extended illness.

She was born June 19, 1911, at Brown, a daughter of the late James M. and Carolina J. Shrader Moore.

Her husband, Galy Bennett Flowers, preceded her in death in 1982.

Surviving are one daughter, Flossie L. Corbett, Weirton; three nieces, Mrs. Ruby E. Hoover, Clarksburg, Mrs. Mary L. Swiger, Lumberport, and Mrs. Beatrice Cooke, Melbourne, Fla.; and one nephew, Lee Malson, Lake Floyd.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Flowers was a member of the New Covenant Fellowship Church at Cambria.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 7-9 p.m. Monday, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery.

Beth Gregory Moore

CHESTER -- Beth Gregory Moore, 51, of 315 Adolphus St., Chester, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000, at her home, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 5, 1948, at Braxton County, Sutton, a daughter of the late Austin R. and June Queen Gregory.

Surviving are two brothers, Buddy Gregory, Chester, and Benny Gregory, New Manchester; and three sisters, Mrs. Debbie Ambrose, Georgetown, Pa., Mrs. Gary Shelba Kirkbride, Chester, and Mrs. Bruce Nancy Grimm, Wellsville, Ohio.

Ms. Moore was a former secretary. She was a member of the Chester First United Methodist Church.

She graduated from Oak Glen High School and Ohio Valley Business College. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Arner Funeral Chapel, Chester. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Aaron Gooden officiating. Graveside services will be at Heaters Cemetery, Heaters, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. James Dumire officiating.

Patricia Lou Myers

MANNINGTON -- Patricia Lou Myers, 70, of Plum Run Community, Mannington, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital.

She was born March 2, 1930, at Enterprise, a daughter of the late John William and Clara M. Wilcox Ratliff.

Her husband, Arthur G. Myers Sr., preceded her in death Nov. 6, 1998.

Surviving are three children, Sharon and husband, Kenneth Stevens, Mannington, and Arthur G. Myers Jr. and Tammy C. Myers, both at home; two brothers, John W. "Jack" Ratliff, Clarksburg, and Robert Wilcox, Illinois; two sisters, Doris L. "D D" Lambert, Harmony Grove, and Helen L. "Sus" Ashcraft, Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one infant daughter, Marcella J. Myers; and one sister, Anna M. Saucer.

Mrs. Myers was a charter member of the Flaggy Meadow Baptist Church. She was retired with 24 years of service. She was a 1948 graduate of Mannington High School.

Friends may call at the Masters Funeral Home, Mannington, from 2-9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas Barber officiating. Burial will follow at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery.

Donna J. Simpkins

SHINNSTON -- Donna J. Simpkins, 60, of Johnson Lane, Bark River, Mich., died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at Saint Francis Hospital in Escanaba.

She was born May 18, 1939, in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Lytton Lane.

Her husband, Clifford Simpkins, whom she married June 22, 1957, survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Peggy Simpkins, Cheryl Derrick Eliason, Lisa and Melanie J. Simpkins, all of Bark River; one grandson, Jeremy; two sisters, Patricia Andrews, Shinnston, and Peggy Satterfield, Wyatt; one brother, Leon Lane, Plano, Texas; one cousin, Jean Shore, Upper Arlington, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Robert and Billy Lane.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Shinnston Church of Christ with Evangelist Arnold Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Enterprise.

Paul Edward Sleeth

CLARKSBURG -- Paul Edward Sleeth, 77, of Clarksburg, died Friday, May 26, 2000, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, following an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Martin E. Sleeth Sr. and Opal V. Cade Sleeth.

His wife, Thelma L. Kennedy Sleeth, whom he married Sept. 7, 1943, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" Sleeth Poling, Route 1, Weston; two grandchildren, Betsy L. Poling Hicks, Charleston, and Abby D. Poling, Route 1, Weston; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard L. and Shirley Sleeth, Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Sleeth Jr.; and four sisters, Sarah Dennison, Beatrice Tackett, Betty L. Messinger and Joyce A. Sleeth.

Mr. Sleeth was a member of the Lost Creek Seventh Day Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Sunny Croft Country Club and he was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

He had retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Factory in Clarksburg with 4 years of service.

There will be no visitation. A private, family interment service will be conducted Tuesday at the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, with the Rev. Richard Wilson presiding. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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