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Obituaries for Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000

Georgia M. Corder

JANE LEW -- Georgia M. Nicholson Corder, 84, of Worcester, Mass., formerly of Clarksburg, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Salisbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Worcester.

She was born April 13, 1916, in Freemansburg, a daughter of the late John R. and Eva Short Nicholson.

Her husband, D. Harold Corder, preceded her in death in 1976.

Surviving are one son, Lawrence A. Corder, West Brookfield, Mass.; one daughter, Judith A. Bamihas, Worcester; two sisters, Freda Reed, Strasburg, Ohio, and Mary Jenkins, Harrisonburg, Va.; three half brothers, Robert, Eugene and Thomas Nicholson, all of Orange, Va.; two half sisters, Peggy Gaines, Buckhannon, and Betty Mullaney, Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Brooks Nicholson, Holmes Nicholson, Wilma Adams and Ella Peters.

Mrs. Corder was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester and one time served as president of Colony IV Retirement Home Council. She was a singer with the Goldenaires, a local choral group, and enjoyed writing poetry.

Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at New Bethel United Methodist Church in Good Hope, with the Rev. Michael Richards officiating. Interment will be in Big Isaac Cemetery, Big Isaac.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to New Bethel United Methodist Church, Good Hope.

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 West Union Grade School with 24 years of service.

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

James Donald Gore

BRIDGEPORT -- James Donald Gore, 52, of Route 4, Clarksburg, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born July 10, 1948, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Clifton Leon and Evelyn May Shiflet Gore.

His wife, Betty June Stire Gore, whom he married Aug. 27, 1968, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, James Everett and Kellie Larain Gore, Barracksville; one daughter and son-in-law, Dollie Gail and Ronald James Owens, Gypsy; one sister, Deloris Ann Gore Gibson, Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Nancy Lynn Gore, Ronald James Owens Jr., Brian Lee Owens and Jason Andrew Gore, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Donald Leon Gore, and two brothers, Arthur Edward Gore and Jeffrey Lee Gore.

Mr. Gore was a graduate of Victory High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a heavy machine operator for Consol Corp. with 25 years of service at the Robinson Run Mine.

He was a member of The United Mine Workers Union, Local 1501, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served in several church positions.

Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport, from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Ross Frame, Branch president, officiating. Interment will follow in Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery.

Mary Ellen Lowther

CLARKSBURG -- Mary Ellen Jenkins Weekley Lowther, 69, of 131 Floyd St., Clarksburg, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Kingmont, Marion County, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Ethel L. Brown Jenkins.

Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold "Ralph" Weekley, in 1969, and is survived by her second husband, Frank E. Lowther, whom she married Oct. 21, 1978.

Also surviving are one daughter, Suellen Weekley, 106 Driftwood Road, Bridgeport; two brothers, David C. Jenkins, Hampton, Va., and Jon Paul Jenkins, Casselberry, Fla.; four sisters, Emma J. Retton, Orlando, Fla., Martha J. Tidwell, Dunn Loring, Va., Phyllis R. Clayton, Lone Pine, Pa., and Shirley E. Clayton, Deltona, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert R. Jenkins, and three sisters, Olive Brady, Frances June Morris and Dorotha Waggoner.

Mrs. Lowther was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir, and had also served as both secretary and president of the United Methodist Women.

She was a 1949 graduate of Victory High School. She had been employed for 26 years as a secretary for James and Law Company and had been secretary for the Harrison County Development Authority for 3 1/2 years.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 1-9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be conducted at Calvary United Methodist Church, South 22nd Street, Clarksburg (Adamston), at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Olen Robertson presiding. Mrs. Lowther will lie in state in the church one hour prior to the 2 p.m. service. Interment will be in Elkview Masonic Cemetery.

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 Tilson.

Her husband, Lewis Verl Martin, preceded her in death on April 22, 1997.

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 three cousins, Jean Cavallaro, Carolyn Bost and Winnie Constantine.

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

She had worked at Whiteside's Department Store, the DuPont plant, the War Department, Washington, D.C., during World War II, and Star City Glass.

Mary Elizabeth Suttle

JANE LEW -- Mary Elizabeth Suttle, 52, of Weston, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at her home.

She was born in Weston, March 5, 1948, a daughter of the late Raymond Lee and Elizabeth Ann Heater DeBarr.

Surviving are one daughter, Krista Jo DeBarr, Weston; one sister, Sheridian Lynn Hitt, Antwerp, Ohio; one brother, Joseph Ray DeBarr, Weston; two grandsons, Brent Tylor DeBarr and Chant Nicholas DeBarr, both of Weston.

Mrs. Suttle was a clerk and cashier at the Weston Dairy Mart.

She had worked at the former Weston Garden Fresh, was a graduate of Weston High School and a Methodist.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Morris Funeral Home in Jane Lew. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Karen Walls officiating. Burial will be in Peterson Cemetery.

Harold Albert Watson Sr.

SHINNSTON -- 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, the 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, and 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 UMWA Local 1501 in Shinnston, the Harrison County Farm Bureau and Lumberport Baptist Church, where he served the congregation as deacon.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, with Pastor Jim McClain officiating.

Interment will be in the Lions Club Cemetery, Lumberport.

James Paul 'Mick' Winkler Sr.

SHINNSTON -- James Paul "Mick" Winkler Sr., 52, of Shinnston, died at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 3, 1948, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Adolph and Elizabeth Lindsey Winkler.

His wife, Nancy Miller Winkler, whom he married Dec. 3, 1993, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, James P. Winkler Jr., Mannington, Robert W. Watson, Martinsburg, Micky Lee Winkler, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Dallas Ann) Stauffer, Youngstown, Ohio, and Connie Roe, Grafton; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Robert C. "Tobb" Winkler, Louisville, Ky., and Dave Winkler, Lumberport; two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Barbara) Shevokas, Winchester, Va., and Mrs. Donnie (Joyce E.) Newbrough, Lumberport.

Mr. Winkler was a truck driver for the Inter-Mountain Farmers Association. He was a musician for the past 36 years and was the lead guitarist for the Desert Storm Band.

Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Chad Hutson officiating. Entombment will be in the Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Va.

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