|Obituaries for Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000
BUCKHANNON -- John Frank Alderman, 98, of Holbrook Nursing Home, Alexander Road, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.
He was born June 10, 1902, in Upshur County, a son of the late Robert Lee Alderman and Ester Landis Alderman.
His wife, Lois Loreta Marsh Alderman, preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, James Alderman, Alexander Road; one daughter, Levera Hosaflook, Selbyville; four grandchildren, James Alderman Jr., Ronald Alderman, Virgil Alderman, and Glenna Kelley; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Wanna Walker, Baltimore, Md.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Alderman was a farmer.
Raymond J. 'Husky' Alvarez
SHINNSTON -- Raymond J. "Husky" Alvarez, 85, of Spelter, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
He was born March 6, 1915, in Spelter, a son of the late Eugenio and Mary Vega Alvarez.
His wife of 60 years, Genevieve Parrish Alvarez, survives.
Also surviving are one son, the Rev. Terry K. Alvarez and daughter-in-law, Sally Corley Alvarez, and one granddaughter, Maribeth, all of Parkersburg; four brothers, Henry Alvarez, Clarksburg, Paul Alvarez, Langeloth, Pa., and Joe E. and Richard Alvarez, Burgettstown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Herman, Louis and David.
Mr. Alvarez retired after 30 years of service from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. He was a lifelong resident of Spelter.
Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Joe Bradshaw and the Rev. Ralph Wycoff, officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
HUNDRED -- Margaret Ruth Anderson, 80, of Clarksburg, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
She was born April 16, 1920, in Plum Run, near Mannington, a daughter of the late L.J. & Alice Byard Anderson.
Surviving are two sisters, Susie Elliott, Memphis, Tenn., and Lillian Belch Taylor, Hundred; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Charles Anderson, Edwin Anderson, John Anderson, Harold Anderson, and Linzy David Anderson.
Ms. Anderson was retired from Hazel Atlas Glass Company, and was a member of the Central Church of Christ of Clarksburg.
At the request of the deceased there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at the Shriver Cemetery near Hundred at the convenience of the family. The Tennant Funeral Home in Hundred is in charge of arrangements.
WESTON -- Lexie Madge Brumley, 98, of Route 1, Weston, Jackson Mill community, formerly of 124 First St., Weston, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 7, 1902, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Charles Wesley Riffle and Lillie Katherine Morrison Riffle.
She first married Shirley Raybuck, who preceded her in death in 1930; she then married Brooks McCluster, who also preceded her in death in 1973, and lastly she married Francis A. Brumley, who also preceded her in death in 1989.
Also surviving are two daughters, Maxine Winans, Route 1, Weston, and Mrs. Donald (Frances) Smith, Akron, Ohio; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Charles (Betty) Newell, Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Harry (Louise) Mallonee, Akron, Mrs. Raymond (Anna Mae) Bean, and Mrs. Robert (Carol) Roach, Weston; and three stepsons, Ernest Brumley and Junior Brumley, both of Weston, and Charles Brumley, Barberton, Ohio; and several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Eileen McCluster; four sons, Harold Raybuck, Edward Raybuck, Billy McCluster and Jimmy McCluster; two brothers and six sisters.
Mrs. Brumley retired as an aide from the Weston State Hospital in 1964. She was a member of the Haleville Union Mission Church of Weston.
Friends will be received at Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 5-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from Haleville Union Mission Church of Weston, with the Rev. William J.B. Gum officiating, assisted by the Rev. Clyde Crites. Mrs. Brumley will lie in state from noon-1 p.m. the funeral hour at the church. Interment will follow in the Snyder Cemetery, Churchville community.
CLARKSBURG -- Harvey Ellsworth Davis, 79, of Route 5, Lakeland Park, Bridgeport, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at his residence. Death was attributed to systemic mastocytosis.
He was born Oct. 20, 1920, in the Buckeye community, Doddridge County, just west of Salem, on some land acquired in the late 1700s by a grandfather, Nathan G. Davis. He was a son of Ivan E. "Jack" and Daisy Roach Davis.
His wife, Elizabeth Gainer-Knicely Davis, whom he married June 15, 1957, survives.
Also surviving are one stepson, Theodore, and wife, Nancy Knicely, Ashville, N.C.; one granddaughter, Autumn and husband, Matt Wollnick, St. Paul, Minn.; one sister, Rosalee A. Davis, Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Coaral C. Davis, Salem, and Ashby Edward Davis, Drake, North Dakota; four sisters, Irene F. (Mrs. Ray) Barkes, Bridgeport, Phyllis (Mrs. Edward) Phillips, Rootstown, Ohio, and Helena F. and Heloise Davis, who died in infancy.
Mr. Davis was retired from the Adamston Division Fourco Glass Co. He was a World War II veteran, serving from 1942-1945 as a troop-train medic and instructor until being assigned as cadre with the activation of the 83rd Infantry Division, where he continued to serve as a front line medic from D-Day until the end of hostilities in Europe.
He was awarded the Bronze Star, five Battle Stars and various other citations.
He was a 50 plus-year member of the Roy E. Parrish Post No. 13, American Legion in Clarksburg, the 83rd Infantry Division Association and the Clarksburg Lodge No. 52 Loyal Order of Moose.
He was a friend of Fort New Salem and Colonial Williamsburg. He was a charter member of the Clarksburg Kennel Club, a member of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, American Dog Owners Association, Buckeye All-Breed Herding Club, the American Herding Breeds Association, West Virginia Public Radio-Television, AARP and the Harrison County Senior Citizens.
He was not an active member of any church but was a Seventh Day Baptist by faith.
Honoring his request, the body will be cremated. There will be no visitation. Interment of the cremains will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown. The Rev. Dale Thorngate, pastor of the Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church will preside a committal service.
A committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, with the Rev. Dale D. Thorngate, Pastor of Salem 7th Day Baptist Church, presiding. At the request of Mr. Davis there was no visitation, he was cremated.
In lieu of flowers it is requested that memorial contributions be made to the Mastocytosis Society, 2010 North Grand Ave., Connersville, Ind., 47331 or People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV, 26301.
Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.
GRAFTON -- Rose Mary Getz Moore, 78, of Route 1, Flemington, formerly of Grafton, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
She was born Aug. 5, 1922, in Grafton, a daughter of the late Earl and Grace Ridenour Getz.
Her husband, Deward Lyon Moore, whom she married Nov. 23, 1950, preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1997.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Paul W. Moore and wife, Sue Trimble Moore, William D. Moore and wife, Charlene Stewart Moore, and Jim Moore, five grandchildren, Heidi L. Duckworth, Stacy R. Moore, Andrew C. Moore, Nicholas P. Moore, and Jonathan D. Moore, two great-grandchildren, Trey M. Duckworth and Alyssa L. Duckworth, all of Flemington; and two brothers, Norman Getz and Kenneth Getz, both of Grafton.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Getz and John Getz.
Mrs. Moore had been employed at the former Blue Bird Grocery Store in Grafton. She attended both the Salvation Army Church and the Trinity United Methodist Church.
WESTON -- Clarence Edward Rucker, 73, of 124 First St., Weston, Criss Manor, died at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, Upshur County, following an extended illness.
He was born June 2, 1927, in Doddridge County, a son of the late Mason Lee Rucker and Clara Blanche Zahn Rucker.
On Dec. 13, 1960, he married the former Eva B. "Fay," who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Clarence Lee Rucker, Weston; three grandchildren, Tammy Lee Rucker, Hepzibah, Stephanie Lynn Rucker and Joshua Trey Rucker, both of Weston; and four sisters.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Edward Clarence Rucker.
Mr. Rucker was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He worked as an electrician under International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, with over 40 years of service.
Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 9-10 a.m. today. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today from the West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton, with the Rev. Roy Wiant officiating. Interment will follow the service in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton. Military graveside honors will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 3081 of Taylor County; Disabled American Veterans, Chapter No. 24 of Taylor County; and American Legion, Post No. 12 of Taylor County.
FAIRMONT -- Harry Lewis Swisher, 43, of Millersville community, Fairmont, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at his home.
He was born July 17, 1957, in Fairmont, a son of Ruth Plyman Swisher, Monongah, and the late Harold Swisher.
His wife, Nancy VanPelt Swisher, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Jimmy Howell, Millersville; one daughter, Chelsea VanPelt, Millersville; one brother, William Swisher, Fairmont; two sisters, Mary Evans and husband, Charles, Charleston, and Elizabeth Wiley and husband, Bob and their children, James and Amanda, Fairmont; three sisters-in-law, Maryellen Brown and husband, Jeff and their children, Joshua and Zachary, Karen Richards and husband, Rob and their children, Whitney and Aaron, and Linda Huffman and husband, Rodney and their daughter, Jessica; his mother-in-law, Connie Reel and husband, Gary, Monongah; his father-in-law, William VanPelt, Monongah; aunt and uncle, Harold and Ethel Shriver, Grafton; and close friends, Thomas and Shelia McGinnis and their children, Aaron and Melissa.
Mr. Swisher enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He had been active in the Boy Scouts of America. He was an auto mechanic by trade and a former member of the Valley Fire Department.
He was a graduate of East Fairmont High School class of 1975 and a CB operator with the handle of Moses. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.