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Obituaries for Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000

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, Barrackville; 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 Corporation 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. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Bishop Ross Frame officiating. Interment will follow in Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery.

Kessel K. Hildreth

BRIDGEPORT -- Kessel Keith Hildreth, 73, of Locust Avenue, Clarksburg, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Heartland of Clarksburg.

He was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Doddridge County, a son of the late George W. and Dessie Pearl Eddy Hildreth.

Surviving are two sisters, Eleanor Camp, Bridgeport, and Malain Fowler, Good Hope; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Byron and Retha Hildreth, Dayton, Ohio, Bayard Hildreth, Port Austin, Mich., Wayne and Mary Jane Hildreth, Tom's Brook, Va., and Marie Hildreth, Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews, and longtime friend and land lady Macil Rollyson, Clarksburg.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Elden, Chester, Zale and Zenneth Hildreth.

Friends will be received at Allen Funeral Home, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Thomas P. Horne conducting. Interment will follow at Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport.

Eva R. James

GRANTSVILLE -- Eva R. James, 87, of Glenville, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Crestview Manor, Jane Lew.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late William S. and Alice L. Norman Richards.

Surviving are one sister, Alma Bonnett, Baldwin.

Ms. James was a Methodist.

Gayle O. Lawson

BRUCETON MILLS -- Gayle O. Lawson, 69, of Bruceton Mills, Mountain Dale community, formerly of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, in his home under the care of Hospice.

He was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Hazelton, a son of Chester D. Lawson, 97, of Bruceton Mills and the late Faye Rodeheaver Lawson.

His wife, Betty Jane Rudd Lawson of Bruceton Mills, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Larry Lawson, Morgantown; one grandson, Seth Lawson, Morgantown; one granddaughter, Amy Slusher, Welcome, N.C.; one great-grandson, Wil Slusher; one brother, Blaine Lawson, Fort Pierce, Fla.; one sister and spouse, Jean and Wade Friend, Friendsville, Md., and a caregiver, niece Sandi Wakefield, Friendsville.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kent Lawson, on July 20, 1994.

Mr. Lawson was a member of Mount Dale Church of the Brethren and Bruceton-Brandonville Historical Society. He performed genealogy research into the Rodeheaver, Beeghly, Guthrie and Lawson families.

Having a lifelong passion for flying, he was a member of the Clarksburg Pilots Association. He was a retired operations superintendent of Harrison Power Station with Allegheny Power Company. He worked in maintenance and operations at Albright and Fort Martin Power stations.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 229, Kingwood, WV 26537.

Lloyd R. "Ronnie" McClellan

SHINNSTON -- Lloyd R. "Ronnie" McClellan, 62, of Lumberport, formerly of Deland, Fla., died at 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at his residence.

He was born May 9, 1938, at Takoma Park, Md., a son of the late Lloyd Castor and Florence Clayter McClellan.

His wife, Paula Keefover McClellan, whom he married June 9, 1973, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Bill McClellan, Yuma, Ariz., and James Hobert Keefover, Deland, Fla.; one daughter, Angel McClellan, Ashland, Ky.; one sister, Mrs. Bob (Joyce) Foote, Eustis, Fla.; six grandchildren, Courtney and Brady McClellan, Kihauna Keefover, James Keefover II, Christian Keefover and Chelsea Brackett; his mother-in-law, Carroll Keefover, Lumberport, and several brothers, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Hobert Keefover.

Mr. McClellan was a salesman for over 20 years with Hagood Brothers Marine in Orlando, Fla. He had been a paper carrier for the Dayton Beach News Journal.

After coming to West Virginia, he worked in the maintenance department for the Shinnston McDonald's and as a groundskeeper for the Pete Dye Golf Club.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a Seventh-day Adventist.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 5:30-9 p.m. today, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor Chad Hutson officiating. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery at Pruntytown.

Barbara Lucille Marks

CLARKSBURG -- Barbara Lucille Marks, 66, of 807 Second St., Moundsville, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 1, 1933, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Isaac Grimes and Onda Mae Snyder Grimes.

Her husband, Frank Marks, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Onda Marks, Moundsville, and Mrs. John (Linda) Snider, Grafton; one son, William Dale Marks, Randolph County; two sisters, Mrs. Hoy (Madeline) Pritt, Lodgeville, and Mrs. Kenneth (Elsie) Altop, Cox's Mills; five brothers, Roy Grimes, Cox's Mills, Floyd Grimes, Ohio, Russell Grimes, Wolf Summit, Clark Grimes, Blue Ash, Ohio, and U.H. Grimes; Bridgeport; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Grimes, and two sisters, Hazel Sprouse and Ruby Jean Pumphrey.

Mrs. Marks was a Baptist. She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received 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 conducted in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Thomas Horne presiding. Interment will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Barbour County.

Teresa Harris Robinson

BRIDGEPORT -- Teresa Harris Robinson, 75, of 1413 Franklin Ave., Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, following an extended illness.

She was born June 27, 1925, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late Bryan Harris and Goldie Helmick Harris of Gore.

Her husband, Denzil H. Robinson, whom she married in August 1945, preceded her in death on June 4, 1999.

Surviving are two daughters, the Rev. Rita Robinson and Midra Robinson Gall, both of Clarksburg; one sister, Juanita Robinson, Mannington, and two brothers, Ronald Harris, Haywood, and Clifford Harris, Bridgeport.

She was also preceded in death by one brother Ray Harris, and two sisters, Mary Ashley and Jean Griffith.

The Rev. Robinson was a former employee for Maidenform and retired from Hartland Planing Mill.

Until recently she was assistant pastor of the Bethel Temple in Bridgeport.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 6-8 p.m. today and from 2-8 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel Temple, Johnson Avenue, Bridgeport, with the Rev. Kenneth Howe presiding. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Dorsey E. Shreve

CLARKSBURG -- Dorsey E. Shreve, 82, of Hepzibah, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 11, 1918, on Lambert's Run, Harrison County, a son of the late Willard L. and Julia K. Martin Shreve.

His wife, Christine Snyder Shreve, whom he married June 30, 1941, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Dorsey E. Shreve Jr.; one granddaughter, Shannon Shreve; two grandsons, Dorsey E. Shreve III and Nathaniel Shreve; one sister, Mrs. Randy (Anna Ruth) Norris, Goose Creek, S.C., and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Francis Martin Shreve and Billy W. Shreve.

Mr. Shreve was a retired barber and farmer.

He was a member of the Hepzibah Baptist Church.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Kenny Kendall officiating. Interment will be in the Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery.

Dorothy L. Varney

NEVADA, Ohio -- Dorothy L. Varney, 64, of South Main Street, Nevada, Ohio, died at 3:12 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in the intensive care unit at Marion General Hospital, Marion, Ohio.

She was born June 15, 1936, in Renick, a daughter of the late Marion T. and Opal K. Pittsenbarger Long.

Her husband, Walter L. Varney, whom she married Jan. 4, 1952, at Hinton, survives.

Also surviving are one son, David, and wife, Pam Varney, Marion; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Donna) McCoy, Clarksburg, Debra Hoover, Stryker, Ohio, and Drema Arthur, Upper Sandusky, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Brian McCoy, Aaron Weisenauer, Adam Weisenauer, Andrew Weisenauer, Jarrod, Daniel, Eric and Sara Arthur, Josh and Shana Hoover; two brothers, David Long, White Sulphur Springs, and Varge Long, Renick; four sisters, Mrs. Belza Wright, Dallas, Texas, Lee Sively, Organ Cave, Naomi Long, Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. David (Emily) Godbout, Granby, Conn.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, D. Dianne Swick; four grandchildren, Samuel, Savannah, Cory and Courtney Varney; three brothers, Ray, Tommie and Robert Long, and one sister, Rosemary Poe.

Mrs. Varney was a member of Calvary Bible Baptist Church in Marion, where she helped in the nursery.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, vegetable gardening and canning. She had a heart to help others in need.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Bible Baptist Church in care of Lucas Funeral Home, P.O. Box 98, Nevada, Ohio 44849.

Mrs. Armenia M. Weekley

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mrs. Armenia M. Weekley, 89, of 9194 Baton Rouge Dr., Orlando, Fla., formerly of Clarksburg, and Elkins, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000.

She was born Sept. 25, 1911, in Jarvisville, a daughter of A. Dever Morris and Edna Billingslea Morris.

Her husband, Orual P. Weekley, whom she married July 14, 1933, preceded her in death in 1986.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Dickey Joe and Elaine Weekley of Finleyville, Pa.; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Jane and Robert Wilson, Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Glady Moore, Bridgeport; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Howard Morris and Mrs. Chester Morris, both of Clarksburg; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Weekley was a founding member of Johnson Avenue United Methodist Church, Bridgeport.

She was a 55 year member of Ivy Rebekah Lodge No. 112, L.A.P.M. No. 9 in Clarksburg, and associate member of Orlando Rebekah Lodge No. 12.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Johnson Avenue United Methodist Church, Bridgeport.

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