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Obituaries for Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000

Luella L. Carter

SHINNSTON -- Luella L. Carter, 78, of Shinnston, Hornor Run Community, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in the St. Barbara's Memorial Nursing Home at Monongah, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 8, 1922, at Vinton, Iowa, a daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Herbst Hessenius.

Her husband, Arthur E. "Art" Carter, whom she married Jan. 16, 1943, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Curtis Osborne, and Linda and Paul Sedera, all of Shinnston; four grandchildren, Paul and wife, Laray Osborne, Elizabeth D. and husband, Jason Wyne, Andrew Sedera and Anne Sedera; four great-grandchildren, Curtis Jennings "C.J." and Ashley Nicole Osborne, Jordyn Elizabeth and Jocelyn Breann Wyne; two sisters, Irene Pierce, Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Alvera Wingerson, Okeborjee, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Mrs. Carter was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksburg, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 34, Fairmont.

In her younger years, she and her husband were avid hunters. Her main purpose in life was making her husband and children happy.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, after 2 p.m. Sunday where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Dr. Eric Faust officiating. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

Mary H. Chadock

HARRISVILLE -- Mary H. Chadock, 66, of Macfarlan, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 26, 1933, in Macfarlan, a daughter of the late Lester "Red" and Myrtle Roberts Chadock.

Surviving are one daughter, Pamela Chadock; two granddaughters, Beth and Dolly Chadock, both of Macfarlan; two brothers, Gene Chadock, Vienna and Wayne Chadock, Reno, Ohio; four sisters, Evelyn Sansom, Gunter, Texas, Freda Schoolcraft, Parkersburg, Noreta Murphy, Macfarlan, and Sue Jones, Davisville.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Grant Chadock; and one sister, Norma Graves.

Ms. Chadock graduated from Harrisville High School in 1952 and from the Parkersburg School of Cosmetology. She worked at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Masonic Temple, Vienna, Irene's Beauty Shop, Parkersburg, and Economy Industries, Harrisville.

She was a member of Bethel Chapel United Methodist Church.

Iva May Corley

SHINNSTON -- Iva May Corley, 87, of Shinnston, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation For Salem, following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 15, 1912, at Shinnston, a daughter of the late Nathan C. and Dona S. Matheny Goff.

Her husband, Stark Corley, preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1975.

Surviving are one son, William S. Corley, Salem; three daughters, Thelma Kerby, Shinnston, Mrs. Michael (Gloria) Neely, Fairmont, and Edna Boggs, Clarksburg; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Genevive Owens, Shinnston.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Marshall Goff.

Mrs. Corley was a Protestant.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from noon-3 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dave Baker officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Ronald L. Crane

BUCKHANNON -- Ronald L. Crane, 66, of 51 Meade St., Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Webster Springs, a son of Lela M. Smith Crane of Buckhannon, and the late Owen N. Crane.

Also surviving are one brother, Richard L. Crane, Hobe Sound, Fla.; one nephew, Richard Crane Jr. and family, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one niece, Debra Crane August and family, Jupiter, Fla.; and two special friends, Rhea Lea Chenoweth, Maryland, and Shelia J. Anderson, Florida.

Mr. Crane was a partner in the Lawrence-Reed Limited clothing store chain. He was Baptist by faith.

He led the state in yards per carry at Shepherd College in football in 1962.

He was director of the youth center in Wheaton, Md., where he received the Jaycee's award for creating the largest center in the nation for teens.

He was in the Army. He was in the Airborne Division and made 27 jumps over a period of two years.

Carol Lou Friend

WARREN, Ohio -- Carol Lou Friend, 61, of 1360 Autumn Drive, Warren, Ohio, formerly of Shinnston, died at 8:55 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, of an extended illness.

She was born March 27, 1939, in Shinnston, a daughter of Wesley McIntosh and Juanita Burnett.

Her husband, James G. Friend, of Warren, Ohio, whom she married March 14, 1959, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Tim (Carla Ann) Sands, Zanesville, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert McIntosh.

Mrs. Friend was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Shinnston High School.

She was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Warren, Ohio.

She was an avid reader, chef and musician, playing the French Horn. She loved to crochet, travel, shop and visit with her family and friends.

She attended Fairmont State College, Fairmont, where she majored in music and home economics.

Friends and family may call from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Warren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Friends and family will meet at Shinnston Masonic Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Nellie Virginia McPeek

PENNSBORO -- Nellie Virginia McPeek, 81, of Weirton, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Weirton.

She was born June 8, 1919, at Smithburg, a daughter of the late James and Hattie Mobley Shuman.

Her husband, Samuel Eugene McPeek, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Frederick McPeek, Weirton, Edward McPeek and wife, Lois, and Thomas McPeek and wife, Linda, all of Colliers; two daughters, Linda Barnhart and husband, Emery, Colliers, and Debra Casto and husband, Lawrence, Weirton; two brothers, Howard Shuman, Middlebourne, and Ervin Shuman, Weirton; two sisters, Grace Bunner, Weirton, and Mazie Elliott, Walker; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Mary Forester Shuman; five brothers, Fred, Glenn, Carl, Pressley and Christopher Shuman; and one sister, Irene Kimball.

Mrs. McPeek was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ at Weirton.

Memorial contributions are preferred to the American Diabetes Association, 1221-A Ohio Ave., P.O. Box 1115, Dunbar, WV 25064.

Virginia Lee Harris

SHINNSTON -- Virginia Lee Harris, 66, of Saltwell Road, Shinnston, died at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Salem, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 7, 1933, in Shinnston, a daughter of the late Arthur B. and Frankie Dodd Riley.

Her husband, Ralph D. Harris, whom she married May 15, 1952, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Mike Harris, Shinnston; one daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Clifford Fox, Salem; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Victor Riley, Corbin Branch, Bob Riley, Shinnston, Wayne Riley, Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Steven Vance; and two sisters, Doris Martin and Maxine Bennett.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 7-9 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Sunday, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Mary Lou Daniels officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Ralph H. "Herbie" Henderson

GRAFTON -- Ralph H. "Herbie" Henderson, 96, of Lincoln Street, Grafton, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Preston Memorial Hospital, Kingwood.

He was born July 2, 1904, in Grafton, a son of the late Samuel Lee Henderson and Laura Reese Henderson.

His wife, Minnie Olga Shriver Henderson, preceded him in death July 21, 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Isabelle Liller and husband, Jim, Kingwood; three granddaughters and spouses, Kimberlee Casselman and husband, Mike, Morgantown, Kelly Liller, Springfield, Va., and Kristin Liller, Kingwood; two great-grandsons, Patrick Ryan Casselman and Colin James Casselman, both of Morgantown.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Henry Henderson and Dorsey Kenneth Henderson; two sisters, Lottie Westcott and Lula Helsley; and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Shriver.

Mr. Henderson was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He retired in 1965 from the B&O Railroad Company with over 50 years of service.

He was an avid coon hunter and enjoyed reading Western novels.

He was a Protestant by faith.

Ervin William Keener

WESTON -- Ervin William Keener, 67, of Route 4, Weston, Copley community, died at 12:29 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

He was born April 10, 1933, in Wirt County, a son of the late James Earl Keener and Dolly Virginia Smith Keener.

Surviving are two daughters, Sonja Sue James, Roanoke, and Lorrie Lea McCord, Sand Fork; two granddaughters, Katelyn Brooke James, Roanoke, and Rebecca Lea McCord; three grandsons, Brandon Lee, Robert Lee and Jason Lee McCord, all of Sand Fork; and one brother, Donald Eugene Keener, Copley.

Mr. Keener was a carry-in at West Virginia Glass Specialty Company with 13 years service. He was a Baptist by faith.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 3-5 p.m. today.

The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Jane Lew.

Elizabeth J. "Binky" Poundstone

BUCKHANNON -- Elizabeth Jean "Binky" Poundstone, mayor of Buckhannon, 70, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2000, in Rock Springs, Wyoming, while visiting her son, Charles, who resides in Green River, Wyoming. Death was attributed to respiratory and cardiac complications.

She was born Dec. 29, 1929, a daughter of the late Edna Sidlinger Zickefoose and Stillman B. Zickefoose.

Her husband, Charles Poundstone, preceded her in death in 1963.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth "Libby" Lee and David Lee, Buckhannon, and Jane Poundstone and Dr. John Sharpe, Snowshoe; two sons, Charles Poundstone Jr., Green River, and John Poundstone, Raleigh, N.C.; two grandchildren, Rachel Lee, Buckhannon, and Charles "C.J." Poundstone III, Green River; and one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Gene Sullenger, Johnson City, Tenn.

Mayor Poundstone was re-elected to a second four-year term in June of this year. She was first appointed to fill the Buckhannon City Council seat of her husband. The following year, she was elected to her first term as Buckhannon's City Recorder, a position she held continuously until 1990, being elected to that office for 13 consecutive two-year terms. Upon her retirement as city recorder in 1990, she sought a seat on Buckhannon's City Council, and was elected twice more to city council prior to her successful campaign for mayor in 1996.

During her 26 years of service as Buckhannon's city recorder, she was selected as city recorder of the year. She was also elected as president of the state's City Clerks and Recorders Association. She served for many years as a director on the West Virginia Public Employees Retirement Board.

The Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce selected her as the County's Citizen of the Year in 1983. In 1988 she campaigned for the West Virginia House of Delegates.

She was instrumental in helping to secure local, state and federal funding for numerous public works projects including the comprehensive development and expansion of Buckhannon's water, sanitary and solid waste collection systems. She was a primary participant in many municipal street paving, sidewalk construction and storm sewer initiatives.

The Buckhannon dam was realized with her support during her time in office. She was a key player in the establishment of the city's solid waste transfer station and recycling center.

She was a member of the Buckhannon Rotary, Upshur County Economic Development Authority, the West Virginia Municipal League and the Hill Stump Fund Board of Directors.

Friends will be received from 4-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-9 p.m. Monday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc., Buckhannon.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at WVWC Wesley Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Buckhannon.

Bernice Dale Wood

GRAFTON -- Bernice Dale Wood, 95, of Route 3, Wickwire Community, Grafton, died at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the Grafton City Hospital.

She was born April 3, 1905, in Taylor County, a daughter of the late Hyson and Myrtle Currey Devers.

Her husband, Walter A. Wood, preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1978.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Vivian Jacquez and husband, Herman, Buchanon, Mich., Alice M. Conaway and husband, Darrell, Fredrick, Md., and Linda Jane Fike and husband, Dick, Clarence, N.Y.; three sons, William Hyson "Donald" Wood and wife, Alice, Grafton, and Bernard Vaughn Wood and wife, Patty, Xenia, Ohio, and Robert Walter Wood, Grafton; one daughter-in-law, Mary L. Wood, Grafton; 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by twin sons who died in infancy; one son, John B. Wood; one grandson, Charles Lester Wood; one great-great-granddaughter, Morgan Renee Shriver; one brother, Carl Devers; and one sister, Evelyn M. Turner.

Mrs. Wood was a member of the Haymond United Methodist Church, the Wickwire CEOS and a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary World War I Post No. 3081 of Grafton.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker to all her family.

Tressie Marie Wood

BUCKHANNON -- Tressie Marie Wood, 78, of Route 5, Box 367, Buckhannon, died at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

She was born June 21, 1922, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Paul and Addie Shipman Bennett.

Her husband, Charles E. Wood, whom she married Dec. 29, 1941, survives in Buckhannon.

Also surviving are two daughters, Charlene Simmons, Clinton, Md., and Joyce Redding, Waldorf, Md.; one sister, Phyllis White, Jacksonville, Fla.; two granddaughters, Machelle Sabol, Lakeview, Calif., and Dina Weisenburg, Waldorf, Md.; and one grandson, Curtis Simmons, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Dow Bennett; and one grandson, Robert Fry.

Mrs. Wood was a homemaker. She was a Methodist by faith.

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