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Obituaries for Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000

Aurelio "Lele" Fernandez

Aurelio "Lele" Fernandez, 81, of South Pike Street, Anmoore, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, in a local care facility, following an extended illness.

Mr. Fernandez was born Sept. 28, 1918, in Anmoore, a son of the late Manuel and Concha Gonzalez Fernandez.

He is survived by a sister, Delfina Fernandez, of Anmoore, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Manuel Fernandez Jr., Frank Fernandez, Joe Fernandez, Roman Fernandez and Fred Fernandez; and one sister, Sabina Darmon.

Mr. Fernandez was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church.

Friends and family may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike Street, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the All Saints Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Father Harry Cramer as celebrant.

A prayer vigil will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harrison County Sheltered Workshop, P.O. Box 2002, Clarksburg, WV 26302.

William P. "Bill" Huggins

TERRA ALTA -- William P. "Bill" Huggins, 78, of New Martinsville, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at the Hopemont Hospital at Terra Alta.

Mr. Huggins is survived by his wife, Chloe G. King Anderson Huggins, two sons, Bill Huggins of Wheeling and Andy Cox of Zanesville, Ohio; a daughter, Elizabeth Cottillion of Sarasota, Fla.; two stepsons, George Anderson of Pricetown, and John L. Anderson of Smithfield; three stepdaughters, Dollie Gump of Jacksonburg, and Doris Carpenter and Shirley Rice, both of Pine Grove; a brother, Earl Huggins, of Wileyville; and a sister, Mildred Sibert, of Moundsville; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Mr. Huggins was preceded in death by his second wife, Nellie L. Hawkins Huggins, on March 24, 1973. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Andy C. and Daisey Belle Postlethwait Huggins, and two brothers, Edward and Robert Huggins.

Edith Grace Isner

ELKINS -- Edith Grace Isner, 89, a lifelong resident of Parsons, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

She was born Feb. 18, 1911, at Parsons, a daughter of the late Lloyd Thurman and "Mary" Maude Willis Murphy.

She married Forest Isner on July 17, 1934, at Parsons. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1980.

Mrs. Isner is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Philip "Jeanne" Buhler, Virginia, Mrs. William "Joanna" Lestik, Connecticut, and Mrs. Denver (Mack) "Linda" Knotts, Parsons; one sister, Mrs. Ervin "Peggy" Stalnaker, St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three nieces.

She also was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Poling, two stepbrothers and one stepsister.

Mrs. Isner graduated from Parsons High School in 1931. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Parsons. She played piano for the church for 20 years. She was a member of the Wellness Center, and was an avid painter and a seamstress.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Parsons, 227 Water St., Parsons, WV 26287.

Karrie S. Jackson

NUTTER FORT -- Karrie S. Jackson, 95, of Union, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 12, 1904, in Honaker, Va., daughter of the late Daniel Simon and Nancy Stallard Dotson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kramer Jackson, on Jan. 1, 1989.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by two sons, Gene and wife Revie of Pickaway, and Jack K. Jackson of Union; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Judy) Wilson, of Union; a daughter-in-law, Betty H. Jackson, Nutter Fort; 14 grandchildren, three of whom are Jerry Jackson, Nutter Fort, Dr. Jeff Jackson, Morgantown, and Jay Jackson of Texas; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Jackson was also preceded in death by a son, Rev. Don L. Jackson, pastor of Vincent Memorial United Methodist in Nutter Fort from June 1965 until his death in October 1985. And she was preceded in death by five brothers, Vernon, Dennis, Emerson, Eugene and James Dotson, and five sisters, Odessa Hubbard, Amney King, Violia Jackson, Kate Bundy and Lucy Fuller.

Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Mount Prospect Baptist Church and Ladies Aid Society and was a homemaker.

Dana H. Norman

PHILIPPI -- Dana H. Norman, 73, a resident of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and a former resident of Route 5, Buckhannon, and Shinnston, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at his residence following a massive heart attack.

Mr. Norman was born Oct. 31, 1926, at Hackers Valley, a son of the late William J. and Vina (Anderson) Norman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lucy Moore.

Also surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Claudia and Lawrence Calkins, Murrells Inlet; Linda and Nile Schneider, South Burlington, Vt.; Sabrina and John Ward, Philippi; two sisters, Mrs. Ivan (Carol) Vanallen, Frazeyburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Jack (LaVaughn) Hamilton, Carmichael, Calif.; two brothers, William "Bill" Norman, Frazeyburg, and Doyle Norman, Texas; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Norman retired as a shift foreman for Consol Coal Co. Mine No. 95 at Shinnston. He was a member of United Mine Workers District 31. Mr. Norman also was a member of Shrine Scottish Rites, Socastee Masonic Lodge No. 421, Past Royal Patron of Socastee Chapter of the Amaranths and past Worthy Patron of Socastee Order of Eastern Star.

Thelma Jo Pennington

Thelma Jo Pennington, 68, of Enterprise, formerly of Haywood, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 15, 1931, at Century, Barbour County, a daughter of the late Sanford and Floda Moran Harris.

She is survived by her husband, Elden Ray Pennington, whom she married March 5, 1951. Also surviving are two sons, Elden R. Pennington Jr., MacClenny, Fla., and Leslie D. Pennington, Clarksburg; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Pennington, a Methodist, also was preceded in death by a brother, Sanford Harris Jr.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Robert Wilson officiating.

Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Don Phillips

BUCKHANNON -- Don Phillips, 64, of 8 Meade St., Buckhannnon, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Mr. Phillips was born Aug. 6, 1936, at Adolph, a son of the late James and Hattie Pritt Phillips.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Cutright Phillips, whom he married Aug. 12, 1955.

Mr. Phillips also is survived by two sons, Michael Phillips, Moncks Corner, S.C., and Timothy Phillips, Buckhannon; a brother, David Phillips, Woodsfield, Ohio, and a sister, Mabel Fox, Mill Creek; two grandsons, Bradley and Matthew Phillips of Moncks Corner; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Phillips also was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Phillips; two brothers, Paul and Jack Phillips, and two sisters, Geneva McLaughlin and Wanda Phillips.

Mr. Phillips was a warehouse clerk for the West Virginia Department of Highways.

Walter R. "Teedy" Thayer

GRAFTON -- Walter R. "Teedy" Thayer, 89, of Maple Avenue, Grafton, died Aug. 20, 2000, at his residence, surrounded by family.

He was born Nov. 29, 1910, in Grafton, son of the late Charles O. Thayer and Myrtle May Jeffreys Thayer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna L. "Lolly" Thayer, on Aug. 7, 1986. They were married on Dec. 26, 1933.

Mr. Thayer is survived by three daughters, Maynell Thayer Rohrbacher, Pittsburgh, and Sarah L. and Rebecca Thayer, both of Grafton; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Thayer also was preceded in death by a foster daughter, Marie Lazar Beavers; five sisters, Louise Boylen, Emma Annis Thayer, Virginia Thayer, and two in infancy, Mabel and Mary Thayer; and two brothers, John M. and Charles O. Thayer.

Mr. Thayer was a director in the state tax division at the state Capitol in Charleston. He was Past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O.E. No. 308, and was active in the Democratic Party.

Opal Virginia Frum Whitener

Mrs. Opal Virginia Whitener, 88, 202 Grand Ave., Bridgeport, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Sherwood, Doddridge County, on Jan. 20, 1912, a daughter of the late Cornelius Lawson Frum and the late Mary Ellen Reed Frum.

She is survived by her husband, Evert F. Whitener, whom she married July 22, 1943; also surviving are special friends, Aline Riley and Paul and Eva Shearer, all of Bridgeport.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Agnes Frum.

Mrs. Whitener was a member of the Simpson Creek Baptist Church and during her lifetime had been a church pianist and choir director.

Mrs. Whitener graduate from Salem High School in 1929. She received her A.B. degree in mathematics and a B.S. degree in physical science from Salem College in 1932. She taught in schools in Wetzel and Harrison counties. She also taught choral musi9. She retired from Roosevelt-Wilson High School in 1973 after 31 years teaching in that school.

Mrs. Whitener was a life member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens and the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees. She also held membership in the National Retired Teachers Association and the Harrison County Association of Reitred School Employees. She had her husband gave the first donation for the construction of the Harrison County Senior Citizen's Center.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at 11 a.m.

Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

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