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Obituaries for April 25, 2000

Morris M. Craven

BUCKHANNON -- Morris Milford Craven, 93, of Route 1, Box 275, Buckhannon, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born Dec. 16, 1906, in Upshur County, a son of the late William James Craven and Seymour Jane Grubb Craven.

His wife, Beulah Beatrice Tenney Craven, whom he married Sept. 26, 1926, preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 1982.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Marie (Duard) Armstrong, Wheeling, Mrs. Margaret Helen Meredith, Elkins, Betty Rosaline Strader, Buckhannon, and Mrs. Lorietta Jane (Stanley) Tenney, Salem; one sister, Mrs. Genevieve Ova Jorcyk, Spartanburg, S.C.; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and six stepgrandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Amy Pearl Beer and Una Blanche Carter and three brothers, Cecil Ralph Craven, Henry James "Buck" Craven and Doris Franklin "Mike" Craven.

Mr. Craven retired several years ago from the coal mines, with over 50 years of service. He served as superintendent of the Pecks Run Coal Co. He was an active participant in many community projects.

He was a charter member of the Warren District Volunteer Fire Department and the Hodgesville Lions District and was a lifetime member of the Knights of Pythias and the Loyal Order of the Moose.

Mr. Craven was a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau, a former member of the Upshur County Senior Center Board of Directors, a 53 year member of the West Virginia Horseman's Association, the West Virginia Contest Riders' Association and the Lewis County Boot and Saddle Club.

He was an active participant in horse shows for over 50 years, from jumpers to pony roadsters and was an owner of horses for over 70 years. He served as ringmaster, judge and planner for many shows. He won the West Virginia Horsemen's State Championship in the Pony Roadster Class at the age of 90.

Ella M. Dolan

WESTON -- Ella Marie Dolan, 94, formerly of 124 First St., Weston, died at 6:55 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon, following an extended illness.

She was born March 26, 1906, in Rocky Fork, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lucinda Posey Dolan.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Rondle and Marjorie Dolan, Horner.

She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Biddie Shepherd, Mary Brown, Teresa Burkhammer and Lucille Grogg; two brothers, John and Stokes Dolan; one half brother, Michael Heater; and two half sisters, Rata Bailey and Margaret Bailey.

Mrs. Dolan was a caregiver for the elderly and attended the Broad Street United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Clifford West officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Goldie L. Hall

CLARKSBURG -- Goldie L. Hall, 91, of Mt. Clare, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Upshur County, Dec. 26, 1908, a daughter of the late Frank and Maggie Howes Linger.

She married John Hall, who preceded her in death on May 24, 1986.

Surviving are three sons, Troy Hall and Walter Hall, both of Mt. Clare, and Daniel Hall, Iowa; one daughter, Mary Ellen Bussey, Bussey, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Rosco Linger, Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and six sisters.

Mrs. Hall was a member of the Mt. Clare United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. today at Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park.

Jeanette M. Hartwell

MIDDLEBOURNE -- Jeanette Michelle Hartwell, 14, of Weston, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Weston.

She was the daughter of William E. Hartwell, Weston, and Katja Johanna Schauer Densmore, Fayetteville, N.C.

Also surviving are four aunts, Teresa Davies, St. Marys, Sandra Blanchard and Deborah Hamrick, both of Clarksburg, and Marilyn Campbell, Alma; one uncle, Robert Hartwell, Maryland; and her paternal grandparents, William and Sharon Hartwell, Middlebourne.

Jeanette was an eighth grade student at Robert L. Bland Middle School, Weston, and Protestant.

Frank A. Hummel III

HAMPTON, Va. -- Frank "Gene" August Hummel III, 75, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Hampton V.A. Medical Center.

He was the son of Una H. Hummel Vaughan, Ansted, W.Va.

Also surviving are two daughters, Dominique Simone Espil and Patricia Irene Hummel, both of Hampton; one brother, Ray Hummel, Jacksonville, Ark.; and one granddaughter, Alexandria Espil.

Mr. Hummel was a native of Winona and had been a Hampton resident since 1979. An Air Force veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, chief Master Sergeant Hummel retired in 1970 after 30 years of distinguished military service.

After retirement, he was employed as a contract manager for NASA. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chapel at the VA Medical Center and was a lifetime member of both the V.F.W. Post 7695 and the D.A.V. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Lookout, W.Va.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on April 24 at St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel by the Rev. Donald J. Cavey. Burial with full military honors followed in Hampton Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Disabled American Veterans Peninsula Chapter 6, 913 Aberdeen Road, Hampton, Va. 23666. Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral, Hampton.

Juanita Miller

BUCKHANNON -- Juanita Miller, 86, of Route 9, Box 440, Buckhannon, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000, at her home.

She was born June 14, 1913, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Ode Westfall and Hattie Hinkle Westfall.

Her husband, Evid Lloyd Miller, whom she married Dec. 16, 1927, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mary Rexroad, Hampton, and Sue Phillips, French Creek; two sons, O'Neal Miller, Excelsior, and Eugene Miller, Hampton; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Lura Underwood, Excelsior; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Geraldine "Jerry" Fullerton and three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and a member of the Hampton United Methodist Church, Hampton.

Violet O. Noe

CLARKSBURG -- Violet O. Noe, 72, of Rebrook Street, Clarksburg, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born July 23, 1927, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Gerald M. and Mary Hughes Cox.

Her husband, George J. Noe, preceded her in death on May 23, 1999.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Louden and wife, Sharon, Texas, Rene Noe and wife, Tracy, Clarksburg, and Robert Noe and wife, Celeste, West Union; one daughter and son-in-law, Shelia Kovar and husband, Mike, Clarksburg; two stepdaughters, Janie Channel and husband, Charlie, Morgantown, and Janice Thorne and husband, Lynwood, Core; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Cox, Arizona, and Gerald Cox, Wallbridge, Ohio; three sisters, Ellen Cottrill, Clarksburg, Shirley Bassill, Lost Creek, and Jerry Thomas, Emlenton, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Howard Loudin, three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Noe was a retired glass worker from Hazel Atlas Glass Factory, Brockway Glass, Continental Can and Anchor Hocking Glass Factory, with 35 years of service.

She was a member of the Lucinda Rose Auxiliary No. 572, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Calvary United Methodist Church.

Friends and family will be received at Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Olen Robertson officiating. Interment will be in the Stonewall Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV, 26302. Following funeral services, family and friends will be received at the Anmoore Volunteer Fire Department.

Liza V. Owens

PHILIPPI -- Liza V. Owens, 89, of Charleston, formerly of Shiloh community, Route 1, Moatsville, died Sunday evening, April 23, 2000, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born March 17, 1911, in Kasson, Barbour County, a daughter of the late William Bucklew Poling and Catherine Bolner Poling.

Her husband, Clarence Raymond "C.R." Owens, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Ila May and James E. Shinn, with whom she made her home, Nancy L. and William Stewart, Secretary, Md., and Jill and James Little, Elkview; five sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas W. and Avis Owens, Moatsville, Raymond Neil and Ruth Owens, Aurora, Colo, James Lewis and Jackie Owens, Colchester, Conn., John D. and Dorothy Owens, Winfield, and Gary L. and Cathy Owens, Poca; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Dove Pearl Nicola, Grace Moats, Berta Deets and Margaret Poling and four brothers, Rev. Henry O. Poling, Britton Poling, Earnest Poling and Harry Poling.

Mrs. Owens attended Alderson-Broaddus College and was a licensed practical nurse, working in area hospitals, including the Myers Clinic and in private duty.

She was a member of the Shiloh Church of the Brethren and the Shiloh Church Ladies Aid.

The family requests memorials be made in the form of contributions to Kanawha Hospice Care, Inc. c/o 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064. Stemple & Foreman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Alberta Parsons

CLARKSBURG -- Alberta Parsons, 93, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Galloway, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Chicago.

She was born March 10, 1907, in Birmingham, Ala., a daughter of the late Joseph Lewis and Lizie McGathe Lewis Sr.

Her husband, Lawrence Parsons, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one sister-in-law, Retha Higgins, Clarksburg; four nieces, Betty Waugh, Nelsona Waugh and Katherine Blair, all of Wilsonburg, and Elaine Waugh, Clarksburg; two nephews, Nelson Waugh Jr., Wilsonburg, and Joseph Lewis III, Chicago, Ill.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Lewis II and three sisters, Marjorie Waugh, Charlie B. Lewis and Elizabeth Walker.

Mrs. Parsons was a former employee of Davis Funeral Home. She was a member of the Christian Community Fellowship in Brownton.

Friends and family will be received at Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, after 11 a.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Mitch Richards officiating. Interment will be in the Stonewall Park Cemetery.

Ludwig J. Perhavec

BELINGTON -- Ludwig John "Lou" Perhavec, 92, a former resident of 210 Custer St., Belington, more recently of the Laurel View Apartments, Belington, and Niceville, Fla., for the past several months, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville. He had been in failing health for the past several months.

He was born Sept. 14, 1907, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Ludwig and Mary Bann Perhavec.

His first wife, the former Augustine Hocevare, whom he married in 1935, preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 1964. His second wife, the former Mildred Stracola, whom he married Aug. 27, 1967, preceded him in death on April 20, 1983.

Surviving are one stepdaughter, Mary Louise Tallman, Niceville; one stepson, Clyde Lee Stracola, Ohio; four grandsons, Dr. Michael Tallman and wife, Shawnea, Niceville, Douglas and Jacob Stracola, both of Ohio, and David Stracola, North Carolina; three great-grandsons, Jonathan Tallman, Niceville, David and William Stracola, Ohio.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by one brother, Mylan Perhavec, two sisters, Mary Perhavec and Molly Powell.

Mr. Perhavec attended the St. Vidas Primary School in Cleveland and also the schools of Cuyhoga County in Ohio. He was a retired meatcutter after 45 years of working in the Cleveland area.

He was a member of the Catholic Resurrection Mission Church in Belington.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to Mountain Hospice, P.O. Box 173, Belington, WV 26250 or the Catholic Resurrection Mission Church Belington, WV 26250. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of arrangements.

Opal F. Poling

BELINGTON -- Opal F. Kittle Poling, 75, a resident of Talbott Road, Belington, and more recently a patient at Talbott Personal Care Home, Belington, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Talbott Personal Care Home following an extended illness.

She was born May 17, 1924, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Eligah W. and Bessie E. Davis Kittle.

On June 12, 1940, in Monterey, Va., she was married to Ronald James "Jack" Poling, who preceded her in death on June 4, 1999.

Surviving are one daughter, Jeanie Talbott and her husband, Dorsey, one brother, Keith Kittle, both of Belington; two half brothers, Dee and James Westfall, both of Ohio; one grandson, Michael W. Talbott and wife, Charlene, Belington; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Raye Talbott, Belington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one infant daughter, Jo Ann Poling, four brothers, Denver, Earl, Darl and Wilbert Kittle and two sisters, Pearl Fitzwater and Cleo Rucker.

Mrs. Poling attended the schools of Upshur and Barbour counties, was a homemaker and Protestant. The Talbott Funeral Home of Belington is in charge of arrangements.

Charles D. Strickland

FLATWOODS -- Charles D. Strickland, 72, of Taylor, Mich., formerly of Clay County, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Vencor Hospital, Lincoln Park, Mich., following an extended illness.

He was born March 16, 1928, in Nallen, a son of the late Tom Strickland and Ruth Elmore Strickland.

His wife, Sharron Thomas Strickland, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Carol Koslowski and one son, Charles D. Strickland II, both of Taylor, Mich.; one brother, Ray Strickland, Atlanta, Ga.; his stepmother, Alice Strickland, Summersville; one stepbrother, Frank Donahue, West Salem, Ohio; one aunt, Myrtle Strickland, Summersville, who raised him; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Strickland was a retired engineer with the Ford Motor Co. and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion.

Willie E. Welch

FLEMINGTON -- Willie E. Welch, 74, of Flemington, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at his home.

He was born April 7, 1926, in Flemington, a son of the late Edward Lee and Clella McCauley Welch.

His wife, Betty Sines Welch, whom he married Oct. 29, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are three sons and three daughters-in-law, Jerry Lee and Debbie Welch, Flemington, Mark and Lisa Welch, Pipestem, and Chris and Jennifer Welch, Route 1, Flemington; four sisters, Kathleen McVicker, Dundalk, Md., Nellie Estep, Betty Lusby and Juanita Welch, all of Baltimore, Md.; five grandchildren, Lee Welch, Angela Zannino, Amanda, Tyler and Berkly Welch and five great-grandchildren, Brandon, Travis and Anthony Zannino, Kaylee and Kortney Welch.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Alfred and Donald, two sisters, Suzanna "Tootsie" Welch and Louise Blake and one son, Timothy M. Welch.

Mr. Welch worked for 27 years for the Central West Virginia Wholesale Supply, Flemington, as a foreman and truck driver. He also worked for R&L Grocery in Buckhannon for two years and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member and worked for the Flemington Volunteer Fire Department and has lived in the Flemington Community all of his life.

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