|Obituaries for Saturday, April 15, 2000
PENNSBORO -- Rosetta Adams, 73, of Arnolds Creek community, West Union, died Friday, April 14, 2000, in Salem.
She was born Oct. 1, 1926, at West Union in Doddridge County.
Surviving are three sisters, Dolly Perine and Margaret Adams, both of Arnolds Creek community, West Union, and Blanche Adkins, Syracuse, N.Y., and two brothers, Jimmy Adams and Cladd "Junior" Adams, both of Arnolds Creek community, West Union.
HARRISVILLE -- Lucy M. Eller, 86, of Auburn died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
She was born July 4, 1913, in Hinton, a daughter of the late Charlie and Ruth Kinkaid Arnold.
Her husbands, Cecil Lilly and Wayne Eller, preceded her in death.
Surviving are eight children, Carl Lilly, Alexander, Va., Macks Lilly, Auburn, Richard Lilly, North Beach, Md., and Retta Phillips, Mary Marr, John Lilly, Roger Lilly and Gary Lilly, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; 32 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by three children, Deloris Lilly, Cecil Lilly Jr. and Dempsey Lilly; seven sisters, and three brothers.
Mrs. Eller was a member of The Church of God, Cox's Mill.
SHINNSTON -- Mertis June Floyd, 79, of Little Rock Camp died Friday, April 14, 2000, at her residence.
She was born March 17, 1921, at Zeising, a daughter of the late John H. and Marcie P. Shawhan Earnest.
Her husband, Harry Floyd Jr., preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1984.
Surviving are two sons, John L. Floyd, West Union, and Carl B. Floyd, Sardis; three grandchildren, Leslie A. Floyd, West Palm, Fla., Francis J. Floyd, Sardis, and Matthew J. Floyd, West Union; two sisters, Molly Harper, Little Rock Camp, and Phyllis McCarty, Levittsburg, Ohio; five brothers, Jack Earnest, Brown, Carl Earnest, Little Rock Camp, George Earnest, Glen Falls, Tom Earnest, Denver, Colo., and John Earnest Jr., Sistersville, Ohio.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Harold Earnest.
Mrs. Floyd was a member of the Silver Haired Legislature for seven terms and was the current president.
She was president of the Coalition of Legislation for the Elderly.
She was a lifetime member of Little Rock Camp Baptist Church, and a member of the Senior Citizens-Sardis Satellite.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday, with Pastor Delbert Frame officiating.
Interment will follow in Sardis Cemetery.
WEST UNION -- Bill D. Kiger, 67, of Route 2, Salem, Big Flint community, Doddridge County, died at 4:09 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2000, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg following a long illness.
He was born June 22, 1932, a son of the late Arthur Kiger and Clara Allan Kiger Starcher.
His wife, Ina J. Moore Kiger, whom he married June 9, 1955, preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 1992.
Surviving are two sons, M. Todd Kiger, Clarksburg, and Mark Kiger, Route 2, Salem, Sedalia Community, and two grandsons, Andrew and Blake Kiger, both of Clarksburg.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Berle Kiger.
Mr. Kiger was a U.S. Air Force veteran with service during the Korean War. He retired in 1991 from the Weirton Steel Company with 40 years of service.
He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church.
He was a 25 Year Club member of Weirton Steel and a life-member of the Doddridge County Historical Society.
He was a former board member of the North Bend Rail-Trail Foundation, where he had also served as former treasurer.
He was a member of the Salem Lions Club, where he served as secretary and tail twister.
He was also a member of the Salem Apple Butter Festival Committee.
He was a charter member and avid rider with the Cyclepaths Bike Club.
He was a trustee for the Center Point Cemetery Association and a member of American Legion Post No. 25, West Union.
He was an avid photographer, with many of his photographs appearing in local newspapers and the CNG calendar.
He was the feature front-page photographer for over one year in the West Virginia Hometown Shopper.
He was a collector of die-cast scale cars and enjoyed genealogical research.
SALEM -- Willis H. McClain, 93, of Big Isaac died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2000, following a brief illness.
He was born on April 25, 1906, at Beech Lick, Doddridge County, a son of the late William Dallas and Ida Snider McClain.
His wife, Doris Haught McClain, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert L. and Richard M. McClain, both of Big Isaac; three daughters, Phyllis Kemper, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Don (Carol) Swiger, Romney, and Mrs. Cassel (Evelyn) Evans, Hartley, Del.; two sisters, Mrs. Peg Flint, Fairfield, Conn., and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Burnside, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two great-grandchildren; two grandchildren; six brothers, Marshall, Stacey, Dempsey, Denzil, Gene and Hobart McClain, and three sisters, Mabel Carder, Audra James and Fonda McClain.
Mr. McClain was a member of the Johnson Fork Baptist Church.
He was a longtime farmer and a retired employee of the Salem College Maintenance Department.
He was an avid fox hunter.
The funeral service will be held at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem Chapel, at 1 p.m. today, with the Rev. David Cumpston, the Rev. Bill Snider and the Rev. Lynn McClain presiding.
A grandson, Robert Larry McClain, will deliver the eulogy.
Interment will be in Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery.