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Obituaries for January 3, 2000

Clyde B. Allman

WESTON -- Clyde Bush "Spank" Allman Jr., 57, of Weston, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Charleston, a son of Ellen Rose Corder Allman, Weston, and the late Clyde Bush Allman.

Surviving are one son, Clyde B. Allman III, Elkhart, Ind.; three daughters, Elizabeth Stingo, Adrian, Mary Ellen Henson, Coden, Ala., and Debbie Allman, Elkhart; and one brother, Fredric Michael Allman, Weston.

Mr. Allman was a former merchant seaman, a justice of the peace in Parkersburg and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was Protestant.

Jessie L. Everson

PHILIPPI -- Jessie Laura Booth Everson, 92, of Route 2, Point Pleasant Road, Belington, died at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

She was born March 30, 1907, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Charles and Bertie Weese Booth.

Her husband, Harry A. Everson, whom she married on Nov. 29, 1928, preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1988.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Mary) Ketchum, Route 1, Philippi, Mrs. Howard (Carol) Davis, Stonewood, and Mrs. Charles (Nancy) Barrett, Elkins; six sons, Robert Everson, Williston, S.C., Eugene "Gene" and Paul Everson, both of Route 2, Belington, Edward Ralph Everson, Warren, Ohio, Larry Everson, Route 3, Belington, and Roger Everson, Belington; 29 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Richard Everson; one sister, Carrie Wagner; six brothers, Issac, Dorsey, Jake, Wilbert, Theodore and Bertsel Everson; one daughter-in-law, Joann Everson, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Everson was a homemaker and a member of the Belington Church of Christ.

Jason M. Ford

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. -- Jason Michael Ford, 17, of Raccoon Township, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born Feb. 22, 1982, in Charleston, a son of Stephen and Sheri Ratajczak Ford, Raccoon Township.

Also surviving are his paternal grandparents, Stella Mae and Clifford Ray Ford Jr., Salem; aunts and uncles, Jeffery and Lisa Ford, Bridgeport, Jennifer McWhorter, Salem, Barbara Schweiner, Charlotte, N.C., Arlin and Rita Ratajczak, Brookfield, Wis., Randall and Jayne Walbrun, Hubertus, Wis., and Deborah Gale, Pleasant Ridge, Mich.; one brother, Philip Ford, at home; one sister, Marie Ford, a student at Penn State, University Park Campus; and his maternal grandmother, Marie Ratajczak, Green Bay, Wis.

Mr. Ford was a student at Hopewell High School, where he belonged to the Ski Club, and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church.

A funeral service was held at Roch Memorial Chapel, Aliquippa, on Dec. 21. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 21 at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Father Dave Driesch officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made, if desired, to the Jason Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Betty K. Moats

PHILIPPI -- Betty Kay Moats, 47, of Route 2, White Oak Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at her residence following a sudden and unexpected illness.

She was born Sept. 6, 1952, in Morgantown, a daughter of the late Ivan and Roselene Sharp Kyle.

Her husband, Wayne P. Moats, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mary Jane Phillips and Marsha Faye Dixon, both of Philippi; one son, David Roy Dixon Jr., Grafton; two brothers, Russell Lee Kyle, Tunnelton, and Forrest Jack Kyle, Mt. Olive; and three sisters, Mary Bolyard Pyles, Morgantown, Darlene Eskey and Cindy Plum, both of Kingwood.

Mrs. Moats was a certified nursing assistant and was employed at Broaddus Long Term Care.

Katherine E. Samples

SALEM -- Katherine E. Samples, 84, of Route 2, Bristol, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 6, 1915, in Volga, Barbour County, a daughter of the late William A. and Cora McGill Perine.

Her husband, Carl Samples, preceded her in death in 1982.

Surviving are two daughters, C.M. Louise Buckhannon, Bridgeport, and Doris Jean Barbor, Santa Barbara, Calif.; four sons, Carl Edward "Ed" Samples, Bristol, Richard Hale Samples, Taft, Calif., James D. "Jim" Samples, Cherry Camp community, Salem, and Joseph H.D. Samples, West Milford; two sisters, Gladys Miller, Crescent City, Fla., and Bertha Marini, Winter Park, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, William A. Samples and Robert Lee Samples; three brothers, Maynard Perine, William A. Perine and Hayward Perine; and one sister, Versa Fridley.

Mrs. Samples was a homemaker and a member of the Bristol United Methodist Church where she served as a former Bible school teacher. She was an avid gardener, quilter and seamstress.

Arthur V. Santowasso

Arthur V. Santowasso, 86, of Route 1, Box 267-A, Wallace, died Thursday morning, Dec. 23, 1999, at his residence, following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 11, 1913, in Momouth Junction, N.J., a son of the late Anthony and Filomena Dienna Santowasso.

His wife, Dora Mae Robbins Santowasso, whom he married June 25, 1937, preceded him in death on June 21, 1977.

Surviving are two sons, Leonard R. Santosuosso, Wallace, and Arthur W. Santowasso, Laurel Run Road, Lumberport; one daughter, Karen M. Elischer, Wallace; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

From 1913 to 1978, Mr. Santowasso lived in New Jersey where he worked for 49 years on the Pennsylvania Railroad, which became Amtrak and Conrail.

He moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in 1978 and lived there until 1993. There he worked as beverage manager of the Lag-O-Mar Resort for 15 years. In 1993, he moved to Wallace, where he and his son Leonard built a home in 1994.

On Nov. 20, 1998, he was severely injured in a car accident and has been confined to a wheelchair since. Prior to this he enjoyed all outside activities, especially gardening and hunting. During his time in New Jersey he was very active in the Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Department.

Friends may call Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 4-9 p.m. A Biblical payer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico holding the service. His body will then be moved to Princeton, N.J. for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church on Dec. 27.

Annabelle Vaughn

PURCELLVILLE, Va. -- Annabelle Lamb Vaughn, 73, of Purcellville, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at Loudoun Hospital Center.

She was born Jan. 24, 1926, a daughter of Robert and Lydia Lamb.

Surviving is one son, James "Woody" Vaughn, Purcellville.

A graveside service was held in the Hillsboro Cemetery on Dec. 20, 1999.

Memorial contributions may be given to The Arthritis Foundation or The American Heart Association.

Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Ada Wright

Ada Kimble Wright, 82, of 414 Powell Ave., Stonewood, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 9, 1917, in Parsons, a daughter of the late Walter and Rosette Nelson Kimble.

Her husband, Harry Willard Wright, preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1982.

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Brenda Wright, Chattanooga, Tenn., Roger and Jeanie Wright, West Union, William and Joan Wright, McWhorter, and Robert H. Wright, Stonewood; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Wright Sandy, Nutter Fort, and Mrs. Paul (Rosella Wright) Glaspell, Bristol; one half brother, Dwight Hartman, Edwood, Ind.; 24 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and three great-great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Wright; three brothers, Curtis, Walter and Essell Kimble; and one granddaughter, Demite Miller.

Mrs. Wright was a member of the House of the Lord Church on East Main Street in Clarksburg and was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Terry Null conducting the service. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

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