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obituaries for Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000

Frank Jarret Belt

CLARKSBURG -- Frank Jarret Belt, 86, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Nutter Fort, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000.

He was born April 5, 1914, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, a son of the late Burgess Clinton Belt and Rose Emma Kellog Belt.

His wife, Nellie Margaret Lambert Belt, whom he married July 26, 1940, preceded him in death Feb. 15, 1997.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Patrick Vine, Richmond, Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert J. and Shirley Belt, Huntsville, Ala., James Clinton and Pam Belt, Morgantown, and Jay Daniel and Ruth Ann Belt, Bluefield; eight grandchildren, Donald, Becky, Randy, Louie, Alana, Jamie and Jarret Belt, and Caroline Vine; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Sarah Wills.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Burgess Belt.

Mr. Belt had attended Clarksburg Baptist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was a retired electrician from Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Clarksburg.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 10 a.m. - noon Tuesday, where a funeral service will be conducted at noon Tuesday with the Rev. David L. Hulme conducting.

Interment will be in Elkview Masonic Cemetery.

Robert G. Cano

CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Robert G. Cano, 73, of 107 Church St., Clarksburg, died at 8:13 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 29, 1927, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Henry Garcia Cano and Mary Dobbins Cano of Salem.

His wife, Linda Lou Broadstone Rotunda Cano, whom he married Nov. 27, 1967, survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Robert G. Cano Jr., Bridgeport, Tom and Mark Cano, both of Clarksburg, and David Lee Cano, Houston, Texas; two daughters, Ms. Sherri Cano, Parkersburg, and Ms. Mary Cano Woltman, Clarksburg; one foster daughter, Mrs. Robert (Sharon Cano) Stawicki, Brook Park, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Cano was a member of the New Life Christian Center Church on Cherry Tree Drive in Nutter Fort. He was a member of the Meuse Argonne Post No. 573 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the United Transportation Union.

He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean conflict.

He had been employed as a conductor for the B&O Railroad/CSX Corporation with 38 years of service and for five years as a driver for Mountain State Auto.

Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at the New Life Christian Center Church on Cherry Tree Drive in Nutter Fort, at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Gordon Shoemaker conducting. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the VFW and American Legion Honor Guard at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mildred L. Hoy Freeman

CHARLESTON -- Mildred L. Hoy Freeman, 73, of Charleston, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at CAMC after a long illness.

She was born Oct. 30, 1926, a daughter of the late John and Lena Hill Hoy.

Her husband, Charles A. Freeman, whom she married June 25, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are two sisters, Verna Marie Sheldon, Aiken, S.C., and Jean Roy, Philippi; one nephew, John Roy Sr.; two nieces, Janet Hinson and Nancy Covey; two great-nieces and four great-nephews; three aunts, Janet and Betty Hill, both of Charleston, and Clara Hill, Clifton, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Coburn, Clarksburg, and Virginia Mitchell, Roanoke; and several cousins.

Mrs. Freeman was retired from the Charleston Housing Authority. She was a life-long member of Calvary Baptist Church of Charleston, and a member of Tiskelwah Chapter No. 45 Order of Eastern Star.

Sarah Ellen Groves

JANE LEW -- Sarah Ellen Groves, 78, of Lost Creek, died at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at her home.

She was born July 25, 1922, a daughter of the late Ernest and Veva Amma Sutton Cutright.

Her husband, Van L. Groves, whom she married June 14, 1947, at Jane Lew, survives at Lost Creek.

Also surviving are two sons, Van J. Groves Jr. and wife, Karen, McWhorter, and Jimmie L. Groves, Lost Creek; three daughters, Carolyn Sue Reed and husband, Cecil, Grafton, Shirley Smith and husband, Dwight, Weston, and Rosalee Barrett and husband, David, Lost Creek; four sisters, Kemaleen Maxwell, Jean Riffle and Jo Ann Lake, all of Lost Creek, and Betty Rush, Weston; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Groves was a homemaker and a lover of her family.

She was a member of Grant Valley Baptist Church.

Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Mildred Endrizzi officiating. Burial will be in Brick Church Cemetery.

Elizabeth Victoria Matheny

FAIRMONT -- Elizabeth Victoria Matheny, 89, of Fairmont, died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the St. Barbara's Nursing Home in Monongah, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 27, 1910, at Bingamon, a daughter of the late Henry and Della Tetrick Franklin.

Her husband, Herbert Matheny, preceded her in death.

Surviving are Eugene V. Tetrick, her family and friends.

Mrs. Matheny was a librarian for her entire adult life, having last worked at the Morgantown Public Library. She also worked at the Fairmont Public Library and the West Virginia University Library. She was an original founder of the public libraries in Morgantown, and Fairmont.

She was a graduate of West Virginia University with a master's degree in Library Science. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont.

There will be no public visitation. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Dorsey Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, North Central West Virginia Chapter, P.O. Box 4543, Star City, WV 26504-4543, or American Diabetes Association, 1036 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV 25301.

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