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Obituaries for January 17, 2000

Christopher S. Archer

BRIDGEPORT -- Christopher Shawn Archer, 19, of Sycamore Circle (South Hills), Bridgeport, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at his home.

He was born Dec. 24, 1980, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of James and Karen Hemmerle Archer.

Also surviving are one sister, K.C. Archer; two brothers, James and Andrew Archer; and a grandmother, Veronica Archer.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Kelley Anne Archer; his maternal grandmother, Dolores Hemmerle; and his paternal grandfather, James J.H. Archer.

Mr. Archer was a 1998 graduate of Bridgeport High School and a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. He was a member and recognized nationally by TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) as the first young director for the North Central West Virginia TEC.

He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport, a first degree Knights of Columbus and a member of Promise Keepers.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to North Central West Virginia TEC, c/o Pat Higginbotham, 24 Millan St., Westover, WV, 26505.

Friends will be received at the All Saints Catholic Church, 317 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. A vigil service will be held in the church at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Father Harry N. Cramer serving as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

Allen Funeral Home, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Barton

JANE LEW -- Helen Barton, 52, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., died at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Catawba Memorial Hospital, Hickory, N.C.

She was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Sutton, Braxton County, a daughter of the late Guy and Eva Fast.

Her husband, Reuben Joe Barton, survives.

Also surviving are two sisters, Shirley Greaver, Cramerton, N.C., and Ellen Montomery, Buckhannon; one brother, David Fast, Cramerton; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Barton was a homemaker and a member of the Old County Church of Sherrills Ford.

Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, from 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Woody Stacey officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

John L. Findley

FLEMINGTON -- John L. Findley, 87, of Flemington, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital.

He was born Nov. 26, 1912, in Buck Run, Taylor County, a son of the late Earnest Leon and Edythe Springer Findley.

His wife, Genevieve Bryan Findley, preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 1999.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Joleene and Jack L. Minear, Beckley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger A. and Kay Findley, Route 1, Flemington, J. Sheldon and Linda H. Findley, Grafton; three sisters, Thelma Cain and Maudella Findley, both of Fairmont, and Nelda Hardman, Flemington; two brothers, Hal S. Findley, Flemington, and W. Roland Findley, Roanoke, Va.; seven grandchildren, Jacaleene, Jonavieve, Jonathan, John "Jef", Bryce, Christopher and Shelly; three great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul M. Findley.

Mr. Findley graduated from Fairmont State College with an A.B. degree, Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi with a B.S. degree, and West Virginia University with an M.S. degree.

He taught at the one-room school at Buck Run for four years. He also taught at Rosemont and Webster schools and retired in 1971 from Flemington High School with 38 years of service.

Mr. Findley was a member of the Flemington United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school. He was also a member of the Flemington Senior Citizens, Taylor County Retired School Personnel and the Brooks Bird Club.

He was the charter president of the 1946 Flemington Lions Club and a charter member and past board of directors member of the present Flemington Lions Club.

He was a member of the board of directors of the Taylor County Fair. He had lived in the Flemington community all his life.

Friends may call at the Carnegie Funeral Home in Flemington, from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Flemington United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lois Sandy and the Rev. Jack I. Minear officiating. Interment will be in the Simpson Cemetery. His body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, the funeral hour.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Flemington United Methodist Church or the Flemington Lions Club.

Myrtle I. Fogg

SUMMERSVILLE -- Myrtle Irene Lindell Fogg, 93, of Summersville, formerly of Lost Creek, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Summersville Extended Care Center following a brief illness.

She was born Nov. 14, 1906, in Granite City, Ill., a daughter of the late Griffith and Violet Lindell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Creed Fogg.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" and Nelson Harris, Summersville; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Helen Lindell, Springhill, Fla.; four grandchildren, Nelson "Butch" Harris, Elizabeth Anne Whitten, Timothy Paul and B.J. Harris, all of Summersville; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Fogg was a homemaker and operated a grocery store with her late husband in Rockford for many years. She was a faithful member of the Lost Creek United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.

She attended the Summersville Baptist Church for 10 years.

Friends will be received from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Waters Funeral Home, Summersville, where a memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Phil Smith conducting the service. A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Monroe Chapel United Methodist Church, Romines Mill, with the Rev. Mary Ellen Senigan officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

Beverly D. Jacobs

Beverly Diane Jacobs, 36, of 260 School St., West Milford, died at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Clarksburg, Jan. 30, 1963, a daughter of William G. and Loretta Whaley Jacobs Sr. of West Milford.

Also surviving are two sisters, Patricia Ann Jacobs, Amherst, Ohio, and Betty Jean O'Brien, Bridgeport; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William G. "Jay" and Debi Jacobs Jr., Bridgeport, and Philip Edward and Bonnie Jacobs, West Milford; her fiance, Glen Parks, West Milford; and several nieces and nephews.

Miss Jacobs attended the Grant Valley Baptist Church. She was a member of the auxiliaries of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 573 and Aerie No. 2353, Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was a member of the Kitty Edwards Club.

She was a 1985 graduate of South Harrison High School.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg. The funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Rapking conducting the service. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Hazel O. Perrin

PARSONS -- Hazel Onda Burns Perrin, 87, a patient of the Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care since 1997, formerly of Parsons, died Friday evening, Jan. 14, 2000, at the facility.

She was born Dec. 19, 1912, in St. George, a daughter of the late James Albert and LuElla Miller Burns.

On Nov. 6, 1946, in Winchester, Va., she married Wilbur L. Perrin, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are one brother, Lester Burns and wife, Maude, St. George; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers, Roy, Jess, Robert, Wilbur, Gay and Ona Burns and six sisters, Dessie Campbell, Edna Cathell, Rosie Goff, Dove Williams, Effie Cline and Lucy Burns.

Mrs. Perrin attended the schools of St. George, was a former employee of Flossie's Restaurant of Parsons and the Celanese Corporation of Cumberland, Md., for many years. She was Methodist.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Barb and Greenlief Funeral Home in Parsons. Final rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home parlor, with the Rev. David Fuller officiating. Interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons.

John J. Petitto Sr.

John J. Petitto Sr., 79, of 203 Hedge St., Clarksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000.

He was born March 19, 1920, in Mt. Clare, a son of the late Antonio and Virginia Pascuzzi Petitto.

His wife, Mary Alice Thorpe Petitto, whom he married on Jan. 28, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, John J. and Linda Petitto Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C., Phillip O. and Chrysie Petitto, Palm Desert, Calif., Marcus D. and Tammy Petitto, and Patrick T. Petitto, all of Clarksburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice Petitto and Greg Auen, Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren, Timothy B. Petitto, Reading, Pa., Chrystina Petitto, Palm Desert, and Chandler Petitto, Clarksburg; two brothers, Tony Petitto Jr., West Milford, and Ernest D. Petitto, Palm Desert; one sister, Gloria B. Petitto, Palm Desert; five sisters-in-law, Mrs. Tony (Dora) Petitto, West Milford, Carolyn Petitto, Morgantown, Stella "Tex" Petitto, Gaza Petitto and Virginia Petitto, all of Clarksburg, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was also preceded in death by seven brothers, Angelo, Louis, Roger, Robert, Arthur, Samuel and Victor Petitto and one sister, Rozena Spadafora.

Mr. Petitto was a well-known, retired businessman, general contractor and inventor. He was a life-long member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, was a fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus, a member of the Military Order of Purple Heart, Chapter No. 418, and a member of the American Candlemakers Association.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in North Africa and the European Theater of Operations. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. today. A vigil service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that expressions of sympathy be memorial contributions to the Harrison County Catholic School System, East Pike Street, Clarksburg, WV, 26301.

Christine J. Rogers

JANE LEW -- Christine Juanita Morris Rogers, 82, of Route 2, Jane Lew, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at her home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1917, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Rev. Worthy Waitman and Addie Alice Freeman Morris.

She was married in Homeland by her father on Oct. 16, 1937, to Harry Minigh Rogers, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Harry "Mick" Rogers Jr. and wife Barbara, and Francis Gene "Dick" Rogers and wife Karen Lucille, all of Route 2, Jane Lew; one sister, Elizabeth Wagner, Canton, Ohio; one brother, Marvin M. Morris, Louisville, Ky.; five grandchildren, David Rogers, Columbus, Miss., Lisa Rogers, Great Falls, Mont., Jeffrey Rogers, Security, Colo., Brian and Todd Rogers, both of Jane Lew; five great-grandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren, seven stepgreat-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Ocheltree and Lola Bartlett and four brothers, Franklin "Bud" Morris, Wayne Morris, Gerald Morris and Junior Morris.

Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Homemakers Club, a graduate of Jane Lew High School with the class of 1936, the American Baptist Women and the Broad Run Baptist Church.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at the Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Joseph N. Busch officiating. Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery.

Charles R. Straight

BUCKHANNON -- Charles Robert Straight, 76, of 78 Limestone Blvd., Chillicothe, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe.

He was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Mannington, a son of the late Walter David and Alicia Elizabeth Singleton Straight.

His wife, Leoma Ernestine Linger Straight, whom he married on May 23, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Lorna Alicia Straight, Chillicothe; three sons, David Robert Straight, Chillicothe, Ross Edward and Stephen Albert Straight, both of Buckhannon; and one brother, Walter David Straight, Dunnellon, Fla.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Jo Brennan.

Mr. Straight was a retired school teacher for the Ohio Board of Education, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, attended the Walnut Street United Methodist Church of Chillicothe, played football and graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1949.

Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Inc., Buckhannon, from 4-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Billee Scott Mick officiating. Interment will follow in the Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Department.

Arnel E. Wright

FLEMINGTON -- Arnel E. Wright, 88, of Brownton, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Brownton, a son of the late John Willis and Stella Virginia Callahan Wright.

His wife, Evelyn Maxine Wright, preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1996.

Surviving are two sons, Ernest E. Wright, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Duard D. Wright, Clarksville, Tenn.; three daughters, Doris L. Wolfe, New Freedom, Pa., and Wanda J. Trollinger, Picayune, Miss., and Barbara A. McGee, Philippi; three sisters, Audra Gregory, Sutton, Mildred Mouser, Jane Lew, and Elwanda Delauder, Woodbridge, Va.; one brother, David Wright, Niles, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Clifford Dale Wright; five brothers, Floyd, George, James, Raymond and Guy; and four sisters, Allie, Gertrude, Florence and Stella.

Mr. Wright was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent. He was a member of the Galloway Senior Citizens, retired from Ohio Mining Co. in 1972 with 42 years of service, and was a member of the United Mine Workers of American, Local No. 31.

He was also a member of the Mt. Vernon PTA and had lived in the Brownton community all of his life.

Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. today at the Carnegie Funeral Home in Flemington. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Pastor Wayne McCauley officiating. Interment will be in the Flemington IOOF Cemetery.

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