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Obituaries for Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000

Ethel A. Golden

SALEM -- Ethel A. Golden, 69, of Route 2, Bristol, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Sunbridge Care and Rehab Center of Salem.

She was born April 4, 1931, in Webster County, a daughter of the late Orval and Byrd Hall Gillis.

Her husband, Wayne Golden, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Bruffy, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, David Bruffy, Clarksburg, and Junior Bruffy, West Union; two stepdaughters, Debbie Duffelmeyer, Parkersburg, and Linda Criss, Clarksburg; one stepson, John Golden, Charleston; two sisters, Dorothy Rogers, Webster Springs, and Geraldine Miller, Ohio; five brothers, Bobby Gillis, Ronnie Gillis and Wendall Gillis, all of Webster Springs, Elmer Don Gillis, Ohio, and Basil Gillis, Craigsville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Doyol Lee Gillis.

Mrs. Golden retired from the Doddridge County Board of Education as a cook at the West Union Grade School with 24 years of service.

She was also a former member of the Salem Lioness Club and the Salem Baptist Church.

Dorothy Jane Tilson Martin

MORGANTOWN -- Dorothy Jane Tilson Martin, 78, of Route 6, Fairmont, Bunner's Ridge, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born March 24, 1922, in Morgantown, a daughter of the late William Francis and Martha Jane Dorrell Martin.

Surviving are three sons and spouse, William Warren Lewis Martin, Jon Timothy Francis and Lisa Martin and Patrick Allison Maxwell Martin, all of Fairmont; one daughter and spouse, Patricia Ann and Patrick D. Scalise Sr., Bridgeport; one grandson and spouse, Scott Lewis and Elizabeth Moffett Scalise, Clarksburg; one great-granddaughter, Satira Sierra Scalise, Clarksburg; one stepgrandson, Patrick David Scalise Jr., St. Albans; one brother, William Francis Tilson, Austin, Texas; two nephews, Steve and Bill Tilson, both of Texas; and two cousins, Jean Cavallaro and Carolyn Bost.

Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and a 1939 graduate of Morgantown High School. She attended West Virginia University and was Protestant.

Willard G. Tallman

PHILIPPI -- Willard G. Tallman, 73, a resident of Route 1, Audra Road, Belington, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Belington, a son of the late Ray E. and Rose E. Keiser Tallman.

On Dec. 18, 1958, he married the former Yvonnia L. Booth, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Charles and Tiannia L. Murray, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Rodney and Delores Tallman, Elkins, and Alan Tallman and friend Stacy, Belington; one sister, Norma Grapes, Columbus, Ohio; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Norma Tallman, Belington, Earl and Arlene Tallman, Route 1, Belington, and Kenny and Shirley Tallman, Lewisburg; three granddaughters, Tonya Cummings and husband, Roger, Belington, Ashley Tallman, Elkins, Amanda Rae Murray, Bay St. Louis; two great-grandchildren, Roger Dale and Savana Cummings; and two Godchildren, John and Lori Charnoplosky.

He was also preceded in death by one infant brother, Johnny Tallman.

Mr. Tallman retired in 1984 as a carman from the Western Maryland Railroad. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of Laurel Mountain Post No. 410, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Belington.

He was a member of Belington Masonic Lodge No. 125, A.F.&A.M., Brotherhood Railroad Carman of America No. 776, and attended Grace Chapel United Methodist Church.

Hallen 'Hal' Teter

BUCKHANNON -- Hallen "Hal" Teter, 73, of P.O. Box 132, Pickens, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born April 13, 1927, in Harman, a son of the late Delmer Francis Teter and Anna Judy Teter.

His wife, Nellie Jane Bachman Teter, whom he married Dec. 25, 1952, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Catherine) Followay, Creston, Ohio, and Mrs. Tony (Karen) Hollingsworth, Apple Creek, Ohio; one son, Tracy and wife, Deborah Teter, Wadsworth, Ohio; three sisters, Mary Buckingham, Rittman, Ohio, Alice Hartman, Springfield, Mo., and Betty Teter, Wooster, Ohio; four granddaughters, Amanda Teter and Emmaly Teter, both of Wadsworth, Sandy Followay, Creston, and Sarah Hollingsworth, Apple Creek; three grandsons, Christopher Followay, Creston, Jeremey and wife, Rachel Followay, Wooster, and Joseph Hallen Teter, Wadsworth.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Hallen Wayne Teter.

Mr. Teter was a retired school teacher at Ohio School. He attended the Church of God, Frostproof, Fla., and was a former associate pastor at the Church of God in Creston.

Harold Albert Watson Sr.

CLARKSBURG -- Harold Albert Watson Sr., 88, of Route 1, Lumberport, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Country Comfort Personal Care Home, Hutchinson, following a brief illness.

He was born April 28, 1912, in Harrison County, a son of the late Robert Albert and Pearl L. Cunningham Watson.

His first wife, Edith Robinson Watson and his second wife, Ruth Martin Watson, both preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert E. and Esta Watson, Wayne, and Harold A. "Jack" and Sue Watson Jr., Lumberport; one stepson, Rev. Gary L. Martin, Clarksburg; three grandsons, Randall, Craig and Robert Harold Watson; four great-grandchildren, Olivia, Stephanie, Elijah and Jordan Watson; one stepgrandson, Bruce Martin; one stepgreat-grandson, Michael Martin; one brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Dorothy Watson, Enterprise; two sisters, Mary Virginia Glover, Manley Chapel, and Betty Hendershot, Four States.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Pete and Paul Watson.

Mr. Watson was a coal miner, having retired from Consolidation Coal Co.'s Williams Mine with 25 years in the mining industry. He was a farmer, a member of the UMWA Local 1501 in Shinnston, the Harrison County Farm Bureau, and the Lumberport Baptist Church, where he served the congregation as deacon.

Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Jim McClain officiating. Interment will be in the Lions Club Cemetery, Lumberport.

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