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Obituaries for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001

Melba Ruth Allman

WESTON -- Melba Ruth Allman, 79, of Route 2, Jane Lew, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

She was born May 21, 1921, in Good Hope, a daughter of the late George Rinehart Montgomery and Ida Ruth Cottrill Montgomery.

Her husband, Ransel J. Allman, preceded her in death on June 25, 1974.

Surviving are three daughters, Connie Sue Carpenter, Valley Chapel, Debra Jo Heater and Sandra K. Bridgers, both of Route 2, Jane Lew; one son, Larry K. Allman, Lexington, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Richard Todd and Scott Alan Carpenter, Brent Randall and Amanda Jo Heater, Lori Dawn Stribling, Leslie Diane Allman and Kimberly Dawn Zaner; three great-grandchildren, Bryon Scott and Whittney Nycole Carpenter, and Kristin Danielle Zaner; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Michelle Diane Robertson; three brothers, Michael, Chester and George Montgomery; and one sister, Lillian E. Allman.

Mrs. Allman retired in 1988 from the Weston State Hospital in the Food Service department with 17 years of service.

She was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church and ladies Thursday morning prayer group at the church.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Russel Furr officiating. Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery, Jane Lew.

Inza B. Ball

FLEMINGTON -- Inza B. Ball, 99, of Flemington, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Sept. 3, 1901, in Deer Creek.

Her husband, Right Arthur Ball Sr., preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1970.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Zane Ball, Baltimore, Md., and R.A. "Buddy" Ball Jr., Flemington; two daughters, Ricki Mary Snider, Hobe Sound, Fla., and Wanda Frances Holter, White Marsh, Md.; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Lester Leroy "Jim" Ball and one sister, Ruth Kittle.

Mrs. Ball was a member of the Assembly of God Church, where she played the piano for many years.

She was a homemaker and had lived in the Flemington community for the past 80 years.

Friends may call at the Carnegie Funeral Home, Flemington, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Flemington International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Gerald L. Jerry' Bennington

WEST UNION -- Gerald L. "Jerry" Bennington, 58, of West Union, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Sunbridge Care, Salem.

He was born Oct. 18, 1942, in Gilmer County, a son of Beulah Mae Golden Bennington of West Union, and the late Clarence Bennington.

Surviving are 10 sisters, Linda Bennington, Clarksburg, Bonnie Stalnaker, Lincolnton, N.C., Faye Whitlatch, Memphis, Tenn., Nancy Vanscoy, Paden City, Rose Russell, Sacramento, Calif., Wendy Sandstorm, West Union, Margie Matheny, Clarksburg, Judith McElwain, Century, Karen Ross, Beckley, and Joellen Trent, West Union; one brother, Carroll Bennington, Baltimore, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister, Steven and Sharon Bennington.

Mr. Bennington was a U.S. Army veteran.

Victor N. Bonomi Jr.

GRAFTON -- Victor N. Bonomi Jr., 75, of West Main Street, Grafton, died Jan. 6, 2001, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Jansen, Colo., a son of the late Victor Bonomi Sr. and wife, Mary Bonomi.

His wife, Ruth Shingleton Bonomi, whom he married July 21, 1991, survives.

Also surviving is one son, Victor Bonomi, Germany.

He was also preceded in death by one sister.

Mr. Bonomi was retired from law enforcement, having been a police officer for 25 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II.

Ray Dearing

GRAFTON -- Ray Dearing, 81, of Grand Avenue, Flemington, died at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Clarksburg, on Jan. 8, 2001.

Arrangements are being made by Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, and are incomplete.

Charles W. Greene

CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Charles W. Greene, 74, of Route 5, Box 820, Marshville Road, Salem, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born May 24, 1926, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Charles Joshua and Ordie Ray Richards Greene.

His wife of 53 years, Marjorie Johnson Greene, whom he married Aug. 16, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cora Radcliff, Fairmont, and Mrs. Gladys Weaver, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Leone Tichenor.

Mr. Greene was a graduate of Roosevelt-Wilson High School class of 1943. He was a 1948 graduate of Salem College where he obtained a bachelor's degree in business administration. In 1949 he received a master of arts degree from West Virginia University, where he was a member of the Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity.

He served in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Bristol United Methodist Church.

He was employed as a new car sales manager for over 30 years with the former Wilson Motor Co., now Chenoweth Ford, located on the Old Bridgeport Hill Road. He also owned and operated Midtown Motors in Salem for five years before he retired.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Robert B. Florian conducting.

Interment will follow in Elkview Masonic Cemetery.

Arah Augustine 'Peggy' Janroy

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Arah Augustine "Peggy" George Janroy, 88, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of 453 South Chestnut St., Clarksburg, died Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2001, in the Life Care Center, Orange Park, Fla., following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 5, 1912, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Icie Pearl Hinkle George.

Her husband, Maurice J. Janroy, preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1976.

Surviving are one daughter, Melva Jo Campbell, Jacksonville, Fla.; two stepbrothers, June Shreve, California, and Ray Shreve, Pennsylvania; one granddaughter, Cheryl A. Wilkins; and one great-grandson, Seth A. Wilkins.

She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Homer Shreve; and one brother, Ernest George.

Mrs. Janroy was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church. She had previously worked for Mercer's Drug Store, Lerner's and J.C. Penney of Clarksburg.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Steven Dorsey presiding.

Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

Loren K.'Tim' Morrison

CUMBERLAND, Md. -- Loren K. "Tim" Morrison, 68, of Cumberland, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 10, 1932, in Weston, a son of the late Opha E. and Rosalie Luzeder Morrison.

His wife, Willa "Billie" Forinash Morrison, survives in Cumberland.

Also surviving are two daughters, Kathryn Ann Boylan and husband, Robert, Martinsburg, W.Va., and Ann Marie Morrison and fiancé, Richard Stutler, Corriganville; one son, Rev. Loren K. "Tim" Morrison II and wife, Kathy, one grandson, Kevin C. Morrison, all of Columbia, S.C.; one sister, Virgie Myers and husband, John, Takoma Park; and one brother, Bernard Morrison and wife, Marianna, Jane Lew.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Gene Morrison.

Mr. Morrison was retired from Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. as an engineer technician after 41 years of service.

He was a member of the Cresaptown United Methodist Church, the Grand Lodge of West Virginia, A.F. and A.M., Littleton Lodge No. 131, Hundred, W.Va., Scottish Rite, Free Masonry, S.J. USA, Valley of Orient, Wheeling, W.Va., Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 271, Cumberland, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Cresaptown, American Legion Post No. 0120, Hundred, and a lifetime member of Am-Vets.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials take the form of contributions c/o Linda Valentine, Western Maryland Health Systems Hospice Home Care, 900 Seton Drive, Cumberland MD 21502.

Jeraldine I. Powell

WEST UNION -- Jeraldine I. Powell, 81, of West Union, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born May 5, 1919, at New Milton, a daughter of the late Charles M. and Hattie V. Douglas, formerly of Smithburg.

Her husband, Kermit D. "Johny" Powell, whom she married Feb. 26, 1938, preceded her in death on March 30, 1995.

Surviving are four daughters, Elwilda Stout and Jerilyn Leasure, both of Parkersburg, Eva McCall, Bridgeport, and Ruth Starnes, Ladson, S.C.; two sons, Dennis S. Powell, West Union, Big Flint community, and Daniel Powell, Patalaskala, Ohio; two sisters, Eva Mae Fry, Jackson, Calif., and Virginia Foxx, Gaston, S.C.; two sisters-in-law, Alberta and Joann Douglass, California; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Idell Douglass; and two brothers, Lee Roy and Charles Franklin Douglas.

Mrs. Powell was a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother. She loved her family. She worked beside her husband as a self-employed farmer.

She was a member of the former Kate's Chapel Methodist Church, Big Flint, and later attended Liberty Baptist Church, Big Flint.

Peter J. Reymond Jr.

CLARKSBURG -- Peter J. Reymond Jr., 80, of North 17th Street, Clarksburg, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Feb. 18, 1920, in Point Marion, Pa., a son of the late Peter Joseph and Margaret Caffery Reymond.

His wife, Lorraine Greathouse Reymond, whom he married Nov. 17, 1941, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, David L. Reymond and wife, Rebecca, Gallipolis, Ohio; three grandchildren, Richard Reymond and wife, Lisa, Brian Reymond and wife, Bridget, and Michele Reymond; five great-grandchildren, Ryan Slinde, Morgan Reymond, Brady Reymond, Brycen Reymond and Brianna Reymond; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James E. and Francis L. Reymond; and one sister-in-law, Sarah Reymond.

Mr. Reymond was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II on the USS Hoppy. He was a lifetime and 50-year member of the Meuse Argonne Post No. 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Glass Cutters Union, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was Catholic by faith. He was a retired glass cutter from Rolland Glass Co., retiring in 1981 with 44 years and 11 months of service.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Father Cesidio Federico officiating. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, where full military graveside rites will be conducted by Meuse Argonne Post No. 573 and Roy E. Parrish Post No. 13 American Legion.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, WV 25302.

Virginia B. Ervin Rumbach

WESTON -- Virginia B. Ervin Rumbach, 89, of 108 School St., Weston, died at 1 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born July 29, 1911, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late J.J. Ervin and Katherine Flesher Ervin.

Her husband, James William "Bill" Rumbach, whom she married Oct. 20, 1932, survives.

Also surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, William Ervin Rumbach and wife, Janice, Ocala, Fla., Joseph Clinton Rumbach and wife, Erseline, Jane Lew, and James Marshall Rumbach and wife, Pamela, Weston; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Katherine Rumbach Kemper and husband, Charles, Jackson's Mill; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Louise Ervin Smith and husband, Ralph, Mineral Wells; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and sister-in-law, Wilfred Ervin and wife, Grace; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Katherine Mildred Ervin Oliver and husband, Walter and Martha Elizabeth Ervin.

Mrs. Rumbach was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Weston.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Michael Linger officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to United Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26302-1680 and/or St. Matthew United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 49, Weston, WV 26452.

Russell F. 'Bud' Smith Sr.

GRAFTON -- Russell F. "Bud" Smith Sr., 76, of Healthy Heights, Morgantown, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, of an extended illness.

He was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Grafton, a son of the late Franklin E. Smith and Freda Pearl Rutherford Smith.

His wife, Masslona Virginia Boliner Smith, preceded him in death on April 24, 1985.

Surviving are two sons, William F. Smith and wife, Morie Lee, Edgewood, Md., and Russell F. Smith Jr. and wife, Michele Ann, Hancock, Md.; one daughter, Betty Shutt and husband, Carl, Coshocton, Ohio; four grandsons, Terry and Troy Harper, Russell III and Sean Smith; two granddaughters, Olivia and Sharon Smith; one stepdaughter, Frankie May Chaney and husband, Robert, Coshocton,; three stepgrandchildren, John, Chip and Brian Shutt; four great-grandchildren, Alley, Ross, Drew and Bailey Harper; one stepgreat-grandchild, Jalen Shutt; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Alta I. Grow; and one grandson, Jay Anthony Harper.

Mr. Smith worked for the Bethlehem Steel Co. for 35 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the International Good Sams Club and the Maryland Sheriffs Association.

He was a manager of Healthy Heights Trailer Park, Morgantown.

He retired as a painter. He was Protestant by faith.

Relatives and friends will be received at the Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. H. Edgar Suite officiating. Burial will take place in the Bluemont Cemetery, Grafton.

Dollie Wamsley

BUCKHANNON -- Dollie Wamsley, 94, of Holbrooks Nursing, Buckhannon, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at the nursing home.

She was born Sept. 24, 1906, at Queens, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Elizabeth Wolfe Koon.

Her husband, Ray Wamsley, whom she married Jan. 5, 1925, preceded her in death Jan. 9, 1962.

Surviving are two daughters, Glenna Fletcher, Ellamore, and Arawana Tenney, seven sons, Charles Gay Wamsley and Danny Keith Wamsley, all of Buckhannon, Karrol Richard Wamsley, Adrian, James Herman Wamsley, Geneva, Ohio, Ronnie Lee Wamsley, Thomas Gary Wamsley and Douglas Wamsley, all of Ellamore; 39 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Ruth Gower; four sons, Willard Ray Wamsley, Lorn O'Dell Wamsley, Garnett William Wamsley and Dennis Eugene Wamsley; two sisters, Minnie Wingfield and Lona Kirby; two brothers, Jesse Koon and Albro Koon; one grandson, Donnie Wamsley; and two granddaughters, Shelby Elizabeth Wamsley and Deanna Ruth Wamsley.

Mrs. Wamsley was a homemaker. She was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church, Queens.

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