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Obituaries for Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000

Mary Frances Fernandez

CLARKSBURG -- Mary Frances Fernandez, 76, of 2309 Gould Ave., Clarksburg, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at her residence following a sudden illness.

She was born July 21, 1924, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late French Cottrill and Virginia Highland Cottrill.

Her husband, Caesar Fernandez, whom she married May 25, 1945, preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1978.

Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Dolores Preston, Clarksburg, and Dianne and Randy Jones, Morgantown, and Donna and Tommy Henry, Findlay, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Jason Preston, Randy Jones Jr., Megan Jones, Alex, Kyle, Ross and Jessica Henry; one sister, Jean Brower, Uniontown, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Elaine Cottrill, Atwater, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Randy Gunner Jones, and one brother, Spencer Cottrill.

Mrs. Fernandez was Methodist and a member of the Harrison County Senior Center. She was a retired office manager from West Virginia Welding Supply Company after 27 years of service.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 4-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Thomas L. Aitken II presiding. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Florence J. Hunt

CLARKSBURG -- Florence J. Hunt, of Route 1, Box 106, Salem, died at 8:27 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at her residence.

Her husband, John L. Hunt Sr., preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1990.

Surviving are one son, Robert Davis Ball, Fort Wayne, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Denise Bellant, Ossian, Ind., and Mrs. Dianne Raynor, Indianapolis, Ind.; four grandchildren, Aaron James and Joi Wind McDiarmid, Elizabeth Julie Raynor and Monica Kay Bellant; and nieces and nephews.

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

Mrs. Hunt was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salem, and the Sacred Heart Woman's Club.

She was a graduate of Salem College, Glenville State College and studied one year at the University of Miami, Florida, and two years at Indiana University.

She had served as a city councilwoman in Salem, and had been an officer of the Business and Professional Women's Club, Salem. She was a member of Chi Omega National College Sorority, the Kappa Kappa Kappa Social Sorority in Indiana, where she was formerly a member and officer of the American Association of University Women.

Mrs. Hunt was a "Lioness" in the Salem Lion's Club and was a former member of the Pan Hellenic Association.

She had retired from the Harrison County Board of Education after 17 years of service as a social worker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Salem, with the Rev. Father Peter Giannamore as celebrant. Entombment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, P.O. Box 248, Salem, WV 26426 or Salem Fire Department, P.O. Box 126, Salem, WV 26426.

Robert 'Boby' Paul Lynch

CLARKSBURG -- Robert "Boby" Paul Lynch, 22, of Philippi, died at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Barbour County, as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born Oct. 30, 1977, in Clarksburg, a son of Robert Leslie Lynch, Falling Waters, and Paula Quickle Finley, Clarksburg.

Also surviving are his stepmother, Jane R. Lynch, Falling Waters; his fiancee, Misty Smith, Philippi; twin daughters, Biashi Bordeo Lynch and Zhanvindia Vompier Lynch, both at home; two brothers, James Finley and Jonathan Finley, both of Clarksburg; two sisters, Melissa Price, Martinsburg, and Kristine Finley, Clarksburg; his maternal grandmother, Joanne Quickle, Clarksburg; one niece, one nephew, several cousins, aunts, uncles and a good friend, Ned Smith and family.

Mr. Lynch had attended the Hedgesville High School and had been a member of the Marlowe Boy Scouts.

He graduated from the Clarksburg Beauty Academy and was working for Master Cuts at the Meadowbrook Mall, Bridgeport .

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Dr. Kurt Busiek presiding. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

James Donald Moore

CLARKSBURG -- James Donald Moore, 56, of Lumberport, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Larry Walls and Jessie Elizabeth Moore Walls.

His wife, Alice Broadstone Moore, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Louella) Scofield and Patricia Carroll, both of Warren, Ohio; two sons, James Moore, Warren, Ohio, and Walter Moore, Lumberport; two sisters, Kay Hodgson and Terry Lilly, both of Warren; 13 grandchildren including, Jessie Morris, Daniel Moore, James Samuel Moore, and three other grandsons and seven granddaughters.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Larry Moore and two sisters, Sharon Slider and Louella Todd.

Mr. Moore was a member of the House of Faith in Hepzibah. He worked until he became ill with the J&L Steel in Cleveland, Ohio.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Delores White presiding. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, West Milford.

Joan Michela 'Micky' Morton

CLARKSBURG -- Joan Michela "Micky" Morton, 51, of Route 2, Box 761, Bridgeport, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence, following an extended illness.

She was born June 3, 1949, in Clarksburg, a daughter of William N. Rollins, Shinnston, and Alice L. Koebert Rollins, Bridgeport.

Her husband, William H. "Mot" Morton, whom she married March 17, 2000, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, William P. Morgan II, Laceys Spring, Ala., and Kevin D. Morgan, Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Amanda J. Conrad, Bridgeport; one stepdaughter, Rachel C. Morton, Leesburg, Va.; four brothers, William N. Rollins Jr. and wife, Ronna, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. J. Michael Rollins, Morgantown, Joseph R. Rollins and wife, Veronica, Gainesville, Fla., and Patrick T. Rollins, Clarksburg; five sisters, Mary Grace Pellegrino, Lancaster, Pa., Victoria J. D'Amico and husband, Frank, and Margaret J. Rizzo and husband, John, all of Fairmont, Robin T. McKenzie and husband, Mark, Suffolk, Va., and Julia R. Loeffler and husband, Douglas, Bridgeport; one grandson, Devin D. Morgan, Shinnston; one granddaughter, Brittani R. Morgan, Fairmont; 28 nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Bridgett A. Oliverio; one niece, Antoinette Oliverio; and one foster son, John W. "Porter" Wagner.

Mrs. Morton was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and was employed at Sally Beauty Supply Co. as a delivery and sales person.

Friends will be received at All Saints Catholic Church, Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where a vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Father Harry Cramer as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg WV 26302-9960.

Zina Lynn 'Buckshot' Sindledecker Prince

CLARKSBURG -- Zina Lynn "Buckshot" Sindledecker, 43, of Trenton, Ga., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000.

She was born Sept. 13, 1956, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Maxine Thompson and Arnold Sindledecker.

Her husband, Chester Prince, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Maria (Billy Ray) Grimes and Anita (Roy) Keahey; two grandsons, Allen and Jessie Grimes; one granddaughter, Brittany Keahey; one sister, Dixie (Charles) Clemens; one brother, William (Nancy) Sindledecker; one half sister, Jo Anne (Ira) Combs; one aunt, Jean (Mason) Bennett; and stepchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Carrie Smith and Zina Thompson and paternal grandparents, Mary King and Edward Sindledecker.

Mrs. Prince was Christian.

Her services and burial was held in Trenton, on Sept. 8, 2000.

Sarah Virginia Rager

GRAFTON -- Sarah Virginia Rager, 80, of Route 1, Grafton, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital, Grafton.

She was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Dellslow, a daughter of the late William E. Pyles and Emma Runner Pyles.

Her husband, Fielden "Fred" Richard Rager, whom she married Nov. 22, 1940, preceded her in death on May 4, 1999.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sam (Emma) Taylor and Mrs. Michael (Maryln) Wyckoff, both of Grafton, and Mrs. Bob (Frances) Colebank, Flemington; three sons, Richard Fielden Rager and wife, Sue, Grafton, David Lee Rager and wife, Linda, Westernport, Md., and Phillip Rager and wife, Tina, Waverly; one sister-in-law, Rose Sylvestre, Parkview; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Milford and Walter Pyles.

Mrs. Rager was a seamstress having worked in the Grafton Shirt Factory for 25 years. She was Baptist.

Friends will be received at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 2-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday, with the Rev. David Maley, officiating. Burial will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery, in Pruntytown.

Robert Lee Weaver

PHILIPPI -- Robert Lee Weaver, 51, a resident of Barbour Corners, Route 1, Flemington, died early Tuesday morning, Sept. 26, 2000, at Broaddus Hospital, Philippi, following an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 2, 1949, in Philippi, a son of the late Kenneth and Betty Lou Hunt Weaver. He was reared by his maternal grandparents, the late Hubert and Flora Hunt.

Surviving are two children, Robert Starkey and Rhonda Starkey, both of Grafton; two brothers, Michael Weaver and Kenneth Weaver and three sisters, Jamie Fuson, Mae Weaver and Brenda Weaver, all of Madisonville, Ky.; his longtime companion, Pearl Starkey, Route 1, Flemington; several nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Weaver and his paternal grandparents, Clyde and Rosella Weaver.

Mr. Weaver attended the Fountain of Love Ministries in Galloway.

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