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Obituaries for Tuesday, May 30, 2000

Robert L. Anderson

SALEM -- Robert L. Anderson, 61, of West Union, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Rosewood Personal Care Home, Grafton, following an extended illness.

He was born July 29, 1938, a son of the late Clyde and Edna Holiday Anderson.

Surviving are five sons, Michael Anderson, Grafton, Joey Anderson, Huntington, Rick and wife, Tracy Anderson, Clarksburg, Tim and wife, Jessica Anderson, Salem, and Jamie Anderson, New Martinsville; one daughter, Mrs. Eric (Christy) Madia, Stonewood; three brothers, Danny Anderson, Belington, Jimmy Anderson, Buckhannon, and Rex Anderson, Florida; one sister, Frances Bowman, Newburg; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Katherine Rose Anderson and one brother, Roy Anderson.

Mr. Anderson was Baptist and a member of the American Legion. He was a self-employed carpenter.

Friends may call at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 4-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Center Point Christian Church, with the Rev. Charles Lloyd presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Gertrude S. 'Toots' Booth

PHILIPPI -- Gertrude S. "Toots" Booth, 86, a resident of Route 4, Buckhannon, Audra Park community, died unexpectedly at 9:25 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000, at her residence.

She was born March 5, 1914, in Mt. Hebron, a daughter of the late M.J. "Sie" and Virginia "Jenny" Mitchell Anderson.

Her husband of 65 years, Shelby W. Booth, whom she married Dec. 24, 1934, survives.

Also surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonnia and husband, Willard Tallman, Route 1, Belington, Betty and husband, Gene Whitemire, Albany, Ga., Lucille and husband, Paul Bennett, Boulder community, Route 4, Buckhannon, Juanita and husband, "Pete" Sandridge, Audra Park community, Route 4, Buckhannon, and Jeanette and husband, Larry Anderson, Buckhannon; one son, Kenneth "Butch" and wife, Mary Booth, Broadway, N.C.; one sister and brother-in-law, Wilda "Beo" and Truman Moats, Philippi; one aunt, Clara Mitchell, Rosemont; 12 grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, several great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Ray Booth and Dale Mathis Booth.

Mrs. Booth was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, after 2 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Carl Mouser officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

Duane R. Brown

PENNSBORO -- Duane R. Brown, 85, of Auburn, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at his residence.

He was born May 19, 1915, in Wyoming, Iowa.

His wife, Mary H. Matthews Brown, preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Nora Ingram, Auburn; two sons, Mike Brown, Riverside, Calif., and David Brown, Gonsenheim, Germany; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Brown and his late wife moved to West Virginia from California, where he was a civil engineer with the Riverside County Road Department. He was a veteran of World War II with service in the U.S. Army in Europe and attended the Auburn Baptist Church.

He enjoyed international travel and had a wonderful sense of humor.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Auburn Baptist Church, Auburn, with the Rev. James Sheets officiating.

Memorial donations to the Auburn Baptist Church are preferred and may be made to the Auburn Baptist Church, in care of Dixie Ratliff, Box 92, Auburn, WV, 26325. McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, assisted the family with arrangements.

Samuel Croston

PHILIPPI--Samuel Croston, 41, of Route 1, Philippi, died Saturday evening, May 27, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness.

He was born July 19, 1958, in Canton, Ohio, a son of the late Harley Samuel and Violet Mayle Croston.

Surviving are one son, Samuel Allen Croston, Philippi; three brothers, Roger Croston and Camden Croston, both of Canton, and Blaine Croston, Philippi; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Zonia) Newman, Canton, and Mrs. Jerry (Sarah) Newman, Philippi; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Croston was a former employee of the White Star Farms, Ohio.

Friends may call from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday at Olive Hill Apostolic Church. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Jay Mayle and the Rev. Ruston Seaman officiating. Interment will follow in the Welch Cemetery. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Nancy Boone Crumrine

MIDDLEBOURNE -- Nancy Boone Crumrine, 71, of HC 69, Box 31, Middlebourne, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late French and Lena Young Boone.

Her husband, Charles Alden Crumrine, survives.

Also surviving are one son, James A. Crumrine, at home; three daughters, Patty S. Safreed and husband, Ronald, Wheeling, Charlene Hughes and husband, Larry, Hico, and Mary D. Long and husband, Richard, Wheeling; one brother-in-law, John W. Crumrine and wife, Jacqueline, Middlebourne; two granddaughters, Courtney and Ashley Hughes; and four grandsons, Dustin and Jordan Hughes, Cody and Todd Long.

Mrs. Crumrine was a homemaker and a 4-H All Star. She was a member of the Middlebourne United Methodist Church and the New Martinsville Chapter No. 50, Order of the Eastern Star.

Friends will be received at the residence, The Crumrine Farm, Route 18 South, Middlebourne, after 9:30 a.m. today, where the service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, with Evon Heintzman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Journey Hospice, 314 South Wells St., Sistersville, WV, 26175 or to the Middlebourne Volunteer Fire Dept. Rebuilding Fund, in care of The Union Bank of Tyler County, P.O. Box 145, Middlebourne, WV, 26149.

Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Agnus Wanstreet Faulkner

WESTON -- Mary Agnus Wanstreet Faulkner, 98, of Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, formerly of 535 Court Ave., Weston, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 26, 1901, in Leopold, a daughter of the late John A. and Mary Agnus Kreyenbuhl Wanstreet.

On Sept. 16, 1927, she married Michael Faulkner, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1959.

Surviving are three nephews, Charles Stark, Alum Bridge, George Stark, Weston, and Edward Stark, Atlanta, Ga.; three nieces, Kate Gerstner, Weston, Marie Cawley, Parkersburg, and Francis Moody, Alum Bridge; several great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by four brothers, John, George, William and Henry Wanstreet and one sister, Emma Stark.

Mrs. Faulkner was a homemaker and member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, from the St. Patrick Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father John Ralph as celebrant. A rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Machpelah Cemetery.

Frank Harris Jr.

WESTON -- Frank Harris Jr., 78, of 610 Broad St., Weston, died at 12:14 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Elyria, Ohio, following an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Shadybrook, Lewis County, a son of the late Frank Harris and Stata Butcher Harris.

On Jan. 8, 1949, he married the former Sophia Christina Hinter, who preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 1999.

Surviving are two stepchildren, Shirley D. Hans, Elyria, and Bonnie Hyre, Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Herbert Harris, Weston; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two stepsons, George and Jerry Montgomery; one brother, Robert Harris; and one sister, Mary Wilmajean Harris.

Mr. Harris was retired from the shipping department of the West Virginia Glass Specialty Co., with many years of service. He was a member of the Bendale United Methodist Church and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Conrad Tenney officiating. Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bendale United Methodist Church, in care of Mary Helen Hinter, Route 2, Box 177, Weston, WV, 26452.

Earl F. James

FAIRMONT -- Earl Franklin James, 87, of Fairmont, formerly of Jordan community, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at the Arbors at Fairmont Nursing Center.

He was born Aug. 24, 1912, in Braxton County, a son of the late Austin and Katherine "Kate" Cowgar James.

His wife, Bernice Winfred Kisner James, preceded him in death on June 21, 1986.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Shirley James, Fairmont; two daughters and sons-in-law, Frankie Joyce and Arnold Goodwin and LaRayne Nell and Basil Carter, all of Elkmont, Ala.; 12 grandchildren, David R. James, Lindsay James, Debra J. Six, Douglas James, Dawn Reese, Michael James, Karen Towns, Michelle Pethtel, Stephanie Moore, Cathy Bright, Karen Smallwood and James Bissett; 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Everett James and Jack James; two grandchildren, Bruce Goodwin and Nelda Goodwin; and one great-granddaughter, Autumn Towns.

Mr. James was retired with 42 years of service from Consolidation Coal Co. Mine No. 93 at Jordan. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and a faithful member of the Victory Baptist Church.

He enjoyed playing golf and was a member at White Day Golf Course. He was well liked and had many friends.

Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 1-9 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Barker officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Archie W. Jenkins Jr.

FAIRMONT -- Archie W. Jenkins Jr., 39, of Fairmont, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born April 11, 1961, in Shinnston, a son of Virginia Sedlock Jenkins, Fairmont, and the late Archie W. Jenkins Sr.

Also surviving are one son, Robert James Jenkins, Fairmont; one sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Steve Vincent, Fairmont; one stepniece, Stephanie McCale and husband, David and their children, Elissa McCale and Logan McCale, Morgantown; one stepnephew, Jeff Vincent and wife, Erica and their son, Travis Vincent, California.

Mr. Jenkins was last employed by the West Virginia Department of Energy in Morgantown as a computer programmer before becoming disabled. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School and attended Fairmont State College.

He loved the outdoors, fishing and wildlife. He also enjoyed computers and was a shortwave radio operator. He was a member of the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.

In keeping with his love of birds and animals, memorial donations may be made to Tri- State Bird Rescue and Research, The National Audubon Society or Center for Organ Transplants.

Arrangements are incomplete at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont.

Elaine June Parks

WESTON -- Elaine June Parks, 72, of 677 Locust Ave., Weston, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000, at United Transitional Continuous Care, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born June 10, 1927, on Long Run, Harrison County, a daughter of the late Warder Denzil Squires and Gladys Irene Davis Squires.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, James E. Parks, Weston, and Russell A. and Debbie Parks, Clarksburg; one brother, Warder Leon Squires, Nutter Fort; one sister, Wilda Mae Fluharty, Ripley; one half brother, James Squires, Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Parks and Troy Edward Koon; one uncle, Harry Davis, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Parks was a homemaker and Methodist.

A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Salem I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Salem, with the Rev. Ronald C. Brown, officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Salem I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Boyle Funeral Home of Weston, is in charge of arrangements.

James C. Powell

FLEMINGTON -- James C. Powell, 59, of Flemington, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Jan. 7, 1941, in Flemington, a son of the late E. Clyde Powell and Mrs. Ollie "Tiny" L. Donaldson Powell, Flemington.

His first wife, Gwendolyn Jeanette Powell, preceded him in death on July 6, 1980. His second wife, Ruth Lipscomb Powell, whom he married June 26, 1984, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald J. and Dee Powell, Clarksburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna Jo and Greg Allen, Stonewood; one brother, William Powell, West Milford; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Nellie and James Trimble, Volga, Mary Anna and Albert Layman, Simpson, and Ruth and George Bailey, Rosemont; two grandchildren, Lance and Tiffany Allen and one great-grandson, Logan James Seese.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, June.

Mr. Powell was a member of and past president of the Flemington Lions Club. He served on the committee for the Flemington Veterans Park, doing decorations, flags and flowers for the Town of Flemington and served on the committee for the Flemington Days.

He served as the fire chief for the Flemington Volunteer Fire Department from 1964-1966 and 1980-1981 and was the youngest fire chief in the state of West Virginia.

Mr. Powell was a member of the Flemington Baptist Church. He retired in 1996 from the United Mine Workers of America and retired from Kitt Energy Co. He served as president of the UMWA Local 2095 from 1980-1986; was in the Civil Air Patrol and served in the Flemington High School Band. He lived in the Flemington community all his life.

Friends may call at the Carnegie Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Clyde Bush and the Rev. Ron Ford, officiating. Burial will be in the Flemington I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

The Flemington Lions Club will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Carnegie Funeral Home.

Carl Edward 'Eddie' Reid

CLARKSBURG -- Carl Edward "Eddie" Reid, 60, of Clarksburg, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday, May 29, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born March 14, 1940, in Clarksburg, a son of Geneva Grace Reid Swiger, Clarksburg.

Also surviving are one brother, Terry Reynolds, League City, Texas; one aunt, Margaret Evelyn Buckhannon, Clarksburg; and several cousins.

He was also preceded in death by an infant brother; his stepfather, Gale A. Swiger; his grandparents, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mr. Reid had attended the East View United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Christopher Duckworth, conducting the service. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.

Eula Elizabeth Sachse Saucer

CLARKSBURG -- Eula Elizabeth Sachse Saucer, 88, of Harrison Street, Clarksburg, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Transitional Care of the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 11, 1911, in Alexandria, Ind., a daughter of the late John Henry "Harry" Sachse and Margaret Jeanette Courtney Sachse.

Her husband, Russell Saucer, whom she married June 15, 1930, preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1999.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Keith (Margaret) Meyer, Clarksburg; one son, R. David Saucer, Windsor, Calif.; two grandchildren, Mrs. Gregg (Jamie) Holland, Salisbury, Md., John L. Saucer, Houston, Texas; three great-grandsons, Alexander, Andrew and John August Saucer; and one great-granddaughter, Shelby Nicole Holland.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth G. Sachse; two sisters, Jane K. Sachse and Alice T. Sachse and one son-in-law, Keith N. Meyer.

Mrs. Saucer was a graduate of Bridgeport High School, class of 1929. She was a long time member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church and a member of Queen Esther Chapter No. 11, Order of the Eastern star.

She worked for the former Parson-Souders and the Palace Furniture Co. of Clarksburg, before retiring in 1970. She was a loving homemaker for her family and enjoyed reading, crocheting and traveling.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Kurt Busiek, presiding. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clarksburg Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Dorothy Cottrell Scott

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Dorothy Cottrell Scott of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., and Clarksburg, W.Va., died Thursday, May 25, 2000.

Her husband, Lloyd A. Scott, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three children, Jay Scott, Dale City, Va., Cindy Scott, Olathe, Kan., and Brady Scott, Pittsburgh; and two grandchildren, Brian and Darren Scott.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Castle Shannon United Methodist Church, 3750 Myrtle Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15234.

Charles 'Charlie' Spencer

NUTTER FORT -- Charles "Charlie" Spencer, 78, of Zach's Run, Quiet Dell, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Frankford, Greenbrier County, a son of the late Jessie C. and Maud Stevenson Spencer.

His wife, Audrey "Becky" Spencer, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Charles "Chuck" and Connie Spencer, Sterling, Va.; one daughter, Debbie Spencer, at home; one stepdaughter, Brenda Wetzel, Zach's Run, Quiet Dell; two grandchildren, Crystal Harger, Harpers Ferry, and Kevin Wetzel, Purcellville, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Jessie and Max; and four brothers, Buster Spencer, Quiet Dell, Woodrow Spencer, Peel Tree, Artie Spencer, Covington, Va., and Samuel Spencer, Frankford.

He was also preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

Mr. Spencer was owner of Spencer Trucking for over 40 years and worked for King Knob and Clinchfield Coal Companies. After retirement, he worked at Mt. State Auto Auction and was a World War II Navy veteran.

Friends may call at Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Mary Ellen Finnegan presiding. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Thomas Glenn Whitehair

PENNSBORO -- Thomas Glenn Whitehair died shortly after birth on Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Morgantown.

He was the son of Glenn D. and Linda Lou Perine Whitehair, West Union.

Also surviving are his paternal grandmother, Annabell Hart, Harrisville, and his maternal grandmother, Dolly Perine, Arnolds Creek community, West Union.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, from the Masonic Cemetery, Ellenboro, with the Rev. Frank Simons officiating. McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Basil L. 'Babe' Wyant

WESTON -- Basil L. "Babe" Wyant, 83, of 425 Charles St., Weston, died at 7 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Lewis County, a son of the late Doy Wyant and Ellen Canfield Wyant Bancroft.

On March 18, 1940, he was married to Pauline Clem Wyant, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Cathy L. Slaughter, Jane Lew, E. Jane Corathers, Bridgeport, and Deborah L. Pence, Beckley; one son, Danny Wyant, Valley Bend; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Madeline Hinkle, Jane Lew; one brother, Wilson Wyant, Virginia; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, David Michael Slaughter, six sisters and five brothers.

Mr. Wyant was a retired brick mason with Wyant Masonry and attended the Weston Assembly of God.

Friends will be received at Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 5-8 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Mark Anderson and the Rev. Randall Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Weston.

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