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Obituaries for April 27, 2000

Rev. Vorse D. Davidson

BUCKHANNON -- The Rev. Vorse D. Davidson, 86, of Route 2, Buckhannon, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Talbott Personal Care Home in Belington.

He was born June 14, 1913, at Canaan, a son of the late William R. and Mary Bennett Davidson.

His wife, Marie Cowger Davidson, of Route 2, Buckhan-non, survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Edward Davidson, Martinsville, Va., Robert Davidson, Basset, Va., and Ronald Davidson and Ralph Davidson, both of Buckhannon; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, and one sister, Clevie Davidson, Buckhannon.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

The Rev. Davidson was a Christian by faith. He worked in timber, in the coal mines and as a carpenter.

He devoted over 30 years as a minister before his retirement. His last charge was Cutright Chapel.

Iris Ann Hughes

DE LEON, Texas -- Iris Ann Hughes, 72, of De Leon died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Bridgeport, a daughter of the late Abner S. and Agnes Lang Stout.

Her husband, Charles Hughes, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Beth Hicks, Irving, Texas, Linda Starcher, Parkersburg, and Amanda Braden, Bridgeport; one brother, Abner Stout, Bridgeport; one sister, Sue White, Parkersburg; two nieces, Sandra Dean and Cindy Golden, both of Bridgeport, and six grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Stout.

Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and had resided in De Leon for five years, coming from Grapevine, Texas. She was a member of the Pentecostal church.

Betty JoAnn Johnson

BRIDGEPORT -- Betty JoAnn Johnson, 62, of Village Drive, Bridgeport, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at John Hopkins Hospital of an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 22, 1937, in Weston, a daughter of the late Oral and Mabel Buck Fulks.

Her husband, Robert W. Johnson, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and T.C. Johnson, Bridgeport; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karlen and Mark Stolzenfels, Bridgeport, and Erica and Danny Vaughan, Harrisonburg, Va.; six grandchildren, Christopher and Heather Skoloski, Hanna Stolzenfels, Michael, Jessica and Samantha Johnson; one sister, Janith Hinzman, Bridgeport, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Johnson was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She received a bachelor's degree in home economics from West Virginia University.

She was a member of Bridgeport United Methodist Church, the Harrison County Genealogical Society, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and the United Methodist Women's Association.

Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bridgeport United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steven E. Dorsey officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

Alberta Parsons

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

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

Her husband, Lawrence Parsons, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one sister-in-law, Retha Higgins, Clarks-burg; three nieces, Betty Waugh, Wilsonburg, Elaine Waugh, Clarksburg, and Nelsona Waugh, Wilsonburg; three nephews, Nelson Waugh, Wilsonburg, Joseph Lewis III, Chicago, and Richard L. Waugh, Morgantown, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Lewis II and John L. Lewis; three sisters, Marjorie Waugh, Charlie B. Lewis and Elizabeth Walker, and one niece, Katherine Blair.

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

Friends and family were received at the Davis Funeral Home, 433 West Pike St., Clarksburg, after 11 a.m. Wednesday, where funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Mitch Richards officiating. Interment was in Stonewall Park Cemetery.

Joseph D. Pishioneri

VIENNA, Va. -- Joseph D. Pishioneri of McLean, Va., died Monday, April 24, 2000, at his home of cancer.

He was born in 1918 in Hillsville, Pa., a son of Felicia and Giuseppe Pishioneri.

His wife of 56 years, Virginia Longstreth Pishioneri, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Joseph, Rockville, Md., and Thomas, Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Joseph and David, Rockville, and Virginia and Margaret, Cincinnati; five brothers, Frank, Slippery Rock, Pa., Albert, Freehold, N.J., Earl, Florence, Ore., and James and Bruno, Ellwood City, Pa., and three sisters, Carrie Ippolito, Mary Tammaro and Betty Pesce, Ellwood City.

Mr. Pishioneri was a retired Air Force major and a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a 1937 graduate of Lincoln High School, Ellwood City. He went on to graduate from Salem College, Salem, which he attended on sports scholarships and played football, basketball and baseball.

He retired in 1979 from the former Veterans Administra-tion after 36 years of service and assignments at VA medical centers in Pittsburgh, Pa., Altoona, Pa., Martinsburg, and East Orange, N.J. He was also a program analyst with VA Headquarters, Washington, D.C., in the Office of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences.

He was active as a basketball and football official in Pennsylvania, and for some time was a baseball scout for first the Cincinnati Reds and then the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a member of American Legion Post 270 and St. Luke's Church in McLean.

Judith Karen Potts

GASSAWAY -- Judith Karen Potts, 57, of Gassaway died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 12, 1942, in Nicholas County, a daughter of Marjorie Gawthrop Young of Muddlety and the late Sidney J. Young, who preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1999.

Her husband, Gary L. Potts, survives.

Also surviving are one son, William "Bill" Potts, Charlottesville, Va.; one daughter, Shawn Potts, Gassaway; one brother, David A. Young, Sparta, N.C.; one sister, Barbara L. Kee, Clendenin; five nieces; five nephews; two great-nieces, and four great-nephews.

Mrs. Potts was a graduate of Nicholas County High School in 1960 and a graduate of Glenville State College in 1964.

She was a member of the Gassaway United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir, served on the Pastor-Parish Relations Com-mittee and was a member of the Administrative Council.

She was a member of the Gassaway Eastern Star and served two four-year terms on the Gassaway City Council.

She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, was an honorary knight of the Golden Horseshoe, was a member of the Arts and Humanity Council, and was listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers. She was a member of the Youth and Government Program.

She taught school for 35 years, having taught in Jackson, Upshur and Braxton counties. She taught in Gassaway High School, Gassaway Middle School and, at the time of her retirement, was teaching at Braxton County Middle School.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Judith K. Potts Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of Gassaway, P.O. Box 40, Gassaway, WV, 26624.

Beatrice Leona Riley

FRENCH CREEK -- Beatrice Leona Riley, 78, of Buckhannon died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgan-town.

She was born June 28, 1921, at Flatt Run, Webster County, a daughter of the late George and Ollie Goodwin Corley.

Her husband, Macel Riley, preceded her in death on July 29, 1989.

Surviving are three sons, Marion Riley and Delbert Riley, both of Buckhannon, and Elbern Riley, East Liverpool, Ohio; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue Kincaid and husband, Roy, New Cumberland; two sisters, Vida Snyder, Elyria, Ohio, and Nellie Norman, Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Aaron Corley, Aurora, Ohio, and Hobart Corley, Elyria; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jolleene Kelshaw; two brothers, and her twin sister.

Mrs. Riley was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 Auxiliary. She was a Protestant by faith.

Friends will be received at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home, French Creek, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Jessie officiating. Burial will be in the Bennett Cemetery.

Louise Shartzer

MORGANTOWN -- Louise Shartzer, 83, of Sabraton Avenue, Morgantown, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Monongalia General Hospital.

She was born Nov. 24, 1916, in Shinnston, a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Peluso DeMarco.

Her husband, Harold A. Shartzer Sr., preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1991.

Surviving are one son, Harold A. Shartzer Jr., Morgantown; two daughters, Janet and spouse, John Robinson, Ellicott City, Md., Mary Kay and spouse, Dale Davenport, Bellevue, Neb.; four granddaughters, Laura, Beth and Bridget Davenport, and Heather Shell; one grandson; six sisters, Mary Conn, Boomer; Victoria Guzzo, Norfolk, Va., Catherine Bowling and Sarah Rose, both of Shinnston, Annie Zurick, Baltimore, Md., and Gina Wine, Sullivan, Ohio; and one brother, Sammy DeMarco, Shinnston.

She was also preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

She was employed for many years at the West Virginia Medical Center, from where she retired. She was active with the Ladies Prayer Ministry at Saint Theresa's Roman Catholic Church. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary, and the Monongalia Senior Citizens.

Raymond R. Stallman

BRIDGEPORT -- Raymond R. Stallman, 68, of Circle Drive, Bridgeport, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at United Hospital Center of a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 6, 1932, in Meadowbrook, a son of the late Forest Ray and Sylvia McCauley Stallman.

His wife, Dorothy L. Riley Stallman, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, John D. Wickenhofer, Lexington Park, Md., Darrell L. Wickenhofer and Richard B. Stallman, both of Bridgeport; two daughters, Carol E. Lynch, Honea Path, S.C., and Nancy J. Wickenhofer, Bridgeport; four brothers, Bob Stallman and Gene Stallman, both of Bridgeport, Dale Stallman, Nutter Fort, and William Stallman, Dayton, Ohio; five sisters, Barb Welsh, Lou Andrews, Ann Stallman and Margaret Davidson, all of Bridgeport, and Ada Garland, North Carolina.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha A. Wickenhofer.

Mr. Stallman served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked as a gas station attendant, managed the Bonded Station in Clarksburg, and retired from Riggs Exxon in Bridgeport.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded at the cemetery.

Wilbert L. Waugaman

PHILIPPI -- Wilbert L. Waugaman, 64, a resident of Route 1, Volga, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following heart surgery.

He was born June 12, 1935, in Boulder, a son of the late Hayes and Hazel Markley Waugaman.

He first married Janice Dean in 1956. He secondly married Janet Thompson, who preceded him in death. He remarried Janice Dean in 1994, who survives.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Barbara) Satterfield, Arden, and Mrs. George (Tamela) Murphy, Flemington; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Bobby (Kathy) Allen, Flemington, and Mrs. Cecil (Tina) Bolyard, Route 1, Philippi; one stepson, Michael Ridenour, Stonewood; one sister, Mrs. James (Thelma) Casto, Chesapeake, Va.; one half sister, Rose Duckworth, Union community, Philippi; one brother, Lawrence "Bucky" Waugaman, Buckhannon; several grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Junior Waugaman and Jimmy Waugaman and one sister, Monna Sharon Waugaman.

Mr. Waugaman retired in 1992 from Bethlehem Steel 109 mines at Century. He was a member of United Mine Workers District 31, Local No. 1938.

Gertie Estie Yeater

SHINNSTON -- Gertie Estie Williams Yeater, formerly of Center Point and Rinehart, died Jan. 15, 1967.

Mrs. Yeater's wish before her death 33 years ago was to buried next to her beloved first husband, Oakie. On Friday her body will be placed next to his.

She was the daughter of the late Rame and Eliza J. Williams.

She was the wife of Oakie Milton Yeater.

Surviving are two sons, Isaac Yeater, Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Henry Yeater and wife, Ruth, Baltimore, Md.; and two daughters-in-law, Doris Yeater, Fairview, and Dortha Yeater, Wallace.

At the time of her death she had eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne and Samuel Yeater.

There will be a short graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday at the Centerpoint Cemetery with the Rev. Chad Hutson officiating. Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, is in charge of arrangements.

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