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Obituaries for April 8, 2000

Kristian Baginsky

Kristian Michael Alexander Baginsky, newborn son of Sabrina Michelle Carder and Andrew Michael Baginsky, died April 4, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Surviving are his maternal grandparents, Gary and Mildred Carder, paternal grandparents, Mike and Mary Baginsky, all of Clarksburg; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Thelma Baginsky, Nutter Fort and Beulah Baginsky, Clarksburg.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Frank and Shirley Bramer.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Gary Hayes officiating. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Karen Sue Butcher

WESTON -- Karen Sue Butcher, 52, of 346 Center Ave., Weston, died at 3:35 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Weston, a daughter of Minnie Dye Blake, of Buckhannon, and the late Virgil Blake.

Her husband, Richard W. "Dick" Butcher, whom she married Sept. 21, 1967, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Terri Queen and husband, Brian, Jane Lew; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Shad Butcher and wife, Lisa, and Dustin Butcher, all of Weston; four grandchildren, Tyson McCord, Zachery and Shaylin Butcher and Chelsea Rohrbough; five brothers, Michael Blake, Chesapeake, Va., Don and Danny Blake, both of Jane Lew, and Steve and Alan Blake, both of Buckhannon; two sisters, Debbie Sholes, Pricetown and Carla Wine, Weston.

Mrs. Butcher was a secretary for the Department of Rehabilitation for several years. She was a Methodist by faith.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 5-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Heater officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Jane Lew.

Robert T. Calhoun

WEST UNION -- Robert T. Calhoun, 74, of West Union, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2000, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, following an extended illness.

He was born Oct. 25, 1925, at Avondale, a son of the late Willie G. Calhoun and Rebecca D. Schmidt Calhoun.

His wife, Helen L. Davis Calhoun, whom he married Dec. 23, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Debbie Robinson, West Union; two sisters, Anita B. Brown, Greenwood, and Bettie L. Fox, Brunswick, Ga.; three brothers, William Calhoun, Greenwood, Jackson Calhoun, West Union, and Rev. Samuel Calhoun, Litchfield, Ohio; two grandchildren, Betina Allen, Pennsboro, and Tara Getter, Pompano Beach, Fla.; one great-grandson, Riley P. Allen, Pennsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Phillip B. Calhoun.

Mr. Calhoun was retired from Ingersoll-Rand and was the former manager of Bridge Chevrolet. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the ship LST 221 during World War II. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart as well as other medals of valor.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3408, and the Smithburg United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Robert H. Clowser

GASSAWAY -- Robert H. Clowser, 70, of Clarksburg, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Braxton County, a son of the late Philip and Ona Carr Clowser.

His wife, Beulah Eaton Clowser of Clarksburg, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Bruce Clowser, Dayton, Ohio; three daughters, Peggy Clowser, Carol Rucker and Barbara Wilcox, all of Clarksburg; one sister, Mary Deulley, Elyria, Ohio; and two granddaughters, Rachel and Sarah Rucker, both of Clarksburg.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers.

Mr. Clowser worked for Ford Motor Company in Lorain, Ohio. He was an Army Veteran and a Protestant by faith.

Edward P. Cutright

BUCKHANNON -- Edward P. Cutright, 85, of Route 3, Box 290, Buckhannon, died at 9:11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2000, at Holbrook's Nursing Home, Buckhannon.

He was born Nov. 26, 1914, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Hayes and Clydia L. Simons Cutright.

His wife, Mary E. Williams Cutright, whom he married April 17, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are one brother, Junior "Cutty" Cutright; and one sister, Mabel Gaudet, both of Buckhannon.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Cutright; and one sister, Margarete Bennett.

Mr. Cutright was a skilled machine operator for General Motors. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a flight engineer.

He was a member of Rocky Ford United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3663.

Sonja Sue Beamer Losh

GLENVILLE -- Sonja Sue Beamer Losh, 33, of Glenville, died at 8:55 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000, in Glenville, following injuries sustained in a car accident.

She was born Sept. 26, 1966, in Braxton County, a daughter of Donald and Carol Parsons Beamer of Glenville.

Also surviving are one daughter, Anna S. Losh; and two sisters, Monna Burkhammer and Barbara Jones, all of Glenville.

Ms. Losh was an employee of the West Virginia Department of Human Services in Weston. She graduated from Gilmer County High School with the class of 1984. She graduated from Glenville State College in 1988 with a degree in business. She was an active member of the Glenville Christian Chapel in Glenville.

William L. Nesbitt

BUCKHANNON -- William L. Nesbitt, 67, of Route 9, Buckhannon, the Elkins Road, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at his home.

He was born May 13, 1932, at Ellamore, a son of the late R.F. and Jennie O. Reed Nesbitt.

His wife, Joyce M. Bouchard Nesbitt, preceded him in death Dec. 2, 1999.

Surviving are three children, Daniel and David Nesbitt, and Pamela Morris, all of Buckhannon; six grandchildren; two brothers, Jackson N. Nesbitt, Buckhannon, and Joseph G. Nesbitt, California; and two sisters, Maryann Tricase and Charlotte Sweitzer, both of South Carolina.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, James R. Nesbitt.

Mr. Nesbitt was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired as supervisor for the City of Buckhannon Waste Department.

Harry Richards

SALEM -- Harry Richards, 87, of Route 3, Big Isaac, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at United Hospital Center, following an extended illness.

He was born April 29, 1912, in Benson, Harrison County, a son of the late Hiram and Lora Louise Richards Richards.

His first wife, Bernice Earlene Jenkins Richards, preceded him in death on April 29, 1951. His second wife, Hazel Gertrude Williams McMillan Jerdan Richards, also preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 1986.

Surviving are three sons, Ronald Jerald Richards and wife, Elaine, New Cumberland, Randall Keith Richards and wife, Linda, Greenbrier, and Larry Dean Richards and wife Judy, Rockledge, Fla.; two daughters, Loretta Sue Leggett, Spring Valley, Calif., and Susie Williams Richards, Big Isaac; three stepsons, William C. McMillan and wife, Kay, Big Isaac, Arnold Roy "Ike" McMillan and wife, Dee, Huntington, and Roy Lee McMillan and wife, Doris, North Canton, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Roberta Ellen Roach, Frederick, Md.; three brothers, Fred Richards, Stanley Columbus "Peck" Richards and wife, Roberta, and Earl Richards and wife, Jean, all of Big Isaac; two sisters, Roxie Jenkins, Weirton, and Ruth Titus, Weston; 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar "Buffalo" Richards and Frank Richards; two sisters, Pearl Bailey and Gay Hutson; one stepson, Royce McMillan; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Richards attended the Big Isaac United Methodist Church, was a member of the Salem Lions Club, the Big Isaac/Greenbrier Senior Citizens, and the Doddridge County Retired School Employees.

He was a former lumberman and later a Doddridge County School bus driver for 15 years. He retired as director of Transportation for the Doddridge County School System. He was also a trustee for the Big Isaac Cemetery.

Friends may call at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem Chapel, from noon-9 p.m. Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, where the funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. J.J. Johnson and the Rev. David Cumpston presiding. Interment will be in the Big Isaac Cemetery.

Justin William Short

BUCKHANNON -- Justin William Short, 20, of Buckhannon, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born Sept. 25, 1979, at Clarksburg, a son of Howard W. Short of Spelter and Pamela J. Short of Greensboro, N.C.

Also surviving are three sisters, Michelle Hornbeck, Buckhannon, Billie Cox, Spelter, and Deborah, Clarksburg; four brothers, Howard W. Short II, Michael, James and Chase Short, all of Spelter; several aunts and uncles, and five nieces.

Mr. Short was a laborer for BBC, Incorporated.

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