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Obituaries for Sunday, February 13, 2000

Clyde G. Ball

PENNSBORO -- Clyde G. "Bucky" Ball, 67, of 202 Neeley Ave., West Union, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in Clarksburg.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1933, in Newburg, Preston County, a son of Fairie Collins Ball Kreyenbuhl, West Union, and the late Clyde G. Ball Sr.

Also surviving are one brother, George Thomas "Tom" Ball, West Union; one sister, Barbara Ann Lattea, Salem; one stepbrother, Leo Kreyenbuhl, Follansbee; one stepsister, Mary Gissy, Starke, Fla.; two nephews and several grandnieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Edward Kreyenbuhl, and two stepbrothers, Joseph and Bernard Kreyenbuhl.

Mr. Ball attended the First Assembly of God Church in West Union.

He could be seen visiting with his many friends on the streets of his town.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor Jeff Stefanov and Pastor David Masto officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Memorial Park at Crystal Lake near West Union. Friends will be received after 4 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Gerald K. Cox

GRAFTON -- Gerald Kenneth Cox, 85, of Fairmont, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Marion Health Care, Fairmont, following an extended illness.

He was born on June 25, 1914, in Morgantown, a son of the late Walter Ross Cox and Anna Housley Cox.

Surviving is his wife, Ada Jeanette Watson Cox, whom he married in September of 1935.

Also surviving are one son, Stanley R. Cox, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two daughters, Sharon J. Sparrow, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Sallie J. Mason, Fairmont; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Mr. Cox was retired from Alcan Aluminum. He was Protestant.

Friends will be received at the Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 6-9 p.m. on Monday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor James Saunders officiating. Interment will follow in the Bluemont Cemetery, Grafton.

Maryann Garthwaite

NOVATO, Calif. -- Maryann Garthwaite, 63, of Novato, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, after a two-year struggle with cancer.

She was born in 1936 in Clarksburg.

Her husband, Tim Garthwaite, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Stuart Wilson, Colo., and Josh Garthwaite, Woodacre; his mother, Lois Dilmore, Florida; sister, Betsy Runyan, Virginia; and two nieces.

Mrs. Garthwaite worked at the Marion County Probation Department. She was a graduate of psychology and philosophy.

At her request, no memorial service will be held.

Lawrence E. Harris

CLARKSBURG -- Lawrence E. "Larry" Harris, 67, of Route 5, Box 686A, Clarksburg, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Harrison County, Aug. 26, 1932, a son of the late Thomas Marshall Harris and Dessie Morris Harris.

Surviving is his wife, Delphia Davis Harris, whom he married Feb. 26, 1955.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Valinda Harris, Route 5, Clarksburg, and Stephen and Laura Harris, Harpers Ferry; six grandchildren, Justine, Jennifer and Jason Harris, Wesley, Derek and Kellie Harris; five sisters, Dorothy Betonte, Bridgeport, Margaret Pickhardt, Jensen Beach, Fla., Goldie Gray, Rockford, Clarice Jenkins, Fairmont, and Linda Linger, Rockford.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Ryan Harris and one sister, Betty Hardman.

Mr. Harris was a charter member of the Evangelical Congregational Church, Oak Mound, Clarksburg.

He retired as a foreman from Hazel Atlas Glass after 39 years of service and then was employed by Riffle Camper Sales. He enjoyed reconstructing antique automobiles.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-9 p.m. Monday, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. O.D. Harman will conduct the service. Interment will be in the Lost Creek Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery (Brick Church) Lost Creek.

Vivian L. Hathaway

BRIDGEPORT -- Vivian Louise Hathaway, 79, of Bridgeport, died on Friday, Feb. 11, 2000.

She was born June 2, 1920, a daughter of Homer and Janet Harmon Brown.

Her husband, Durwood Hathaway, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Flo Lorenzo, Clarksville, Tenn.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Helen Hathaway, South Hadley, Mass., Jeff and Janet Hathaway and Rick Hathaway, all of Bridgeport; three sisters, June Gobel, Parkersburg, Betty Meeks, Levittsburg, Ohio, and Naomi "Pudge" Goodwin, Rosemont; 10 grandchildren, Shelly Surbrook, Jody Lorenzo, Melissa Warren, Lorilee Miller, Chad, Steven, Daniel, Billy Ray, Natalie and Brett Hathaway; three great-grandchildren, Haley Hathaway, Lauren Milller and Laney Surbrook.

She was preceeded in death by two brothers, Howard and Herb Brown and two sisters, Geneva Singleton and Margie Hathaway.

Mrs. Hathaway was a homemaker and life-long member of the Bailey Memorial Church in Rosemont, where she was active with the Bailey Memorial Quilters.

Friends will be received at the Allen Funeral Home, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 6-8 p.m. today and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, with the Rev. Dr. C. Michael Hopkins and the Rev. Lois Sandy conducting the service. Interment will follow at Bridgeport Cemetery.

Beaulah M. Hyre

WESTON -- Beaulah Mae Hyre, 66, of 417 Center Ave., Weston, died at 3:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 1, 1933, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Clifton S. VanKirk and Minnie Mealey VanKirk.

On June 2, 1951, she married Ralph Eugene Hyre, who preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1993.

Surviving are one son, Jeff Hyre, Weston; one brother, Clifford S. VanKirk; and two sisters, Norma Jean Pritt and Judy V. Stalnaker, both of Weston.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Stephen Hyre, and one daughter, Helen Hyre.

Mrs. Hyre was a homemaker and seamstress. She was Protestant.

She studied, researched and wrote about genealogy.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. today at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clyde Gidley officiating. Interment will follow in the Casto Cemetery at Knawls Creek.

Freda L. Kuhn

HARRISVILLE -- Freda Louise Kuhn, 80, of Harrisville, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Dec. 14, 1919, in Harrisville, a daughter of the late Charles David and Vesta Baggett Bond.

Surviving is her husband of 51 years, Kenneth M. Kuhn.

Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth O. "Pete" Kuhn, Harrisville, and Charles L. "Chuck" Kuhn, Parkersburg; two daughters, Linda Lou Ogden, Parkersburg, and Marietta J. Kuhn, Harrisville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Kuhn graduated from Harrisville High School and worked as a waitress at The Spot Restaurant. She also was a foster grandparent for the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council for 15 years.

Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Raiguel Funeral Home in Harrisville. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Interment will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.

Arles B. Longinette

CLARKSBURG -- Arles Burl "Bud" Longinette, 75, of Station C, Clarksburg, died at 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Harrison County, a son of the late Jesse Lee and Margaret Alice Blair Longinette.

His wife, Armenta Miller Longinette, whom he married on April 18, 1976, survives.

Also surviving are one stepson, Richie Shingleton, at home; two stepdaughters, Angie Shingleton, Broad Oaks, Clarksburg, and Judy Kelley, East View, Clarksburg; three stepgrandchildren, Minnie Sue Edgell, Virginia Nicole Shingleton and Chester Kelley Jr.; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three infant brothers, Earl Bernard, Jesse Jr. and Eugene Edward Longinette.

Mr. Longinette was a steelworker and glassworker. He retired from Hazel-Atlas Glass Co.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. David L. Hulme conducting the service. Interment will follow in Stonewall Park Cemetery.

Gerald C. Martin

CLARKSBURG -- Gerald Charles Martin, 87, of Clarksburg, died Saturday, Feb 12, 2000.

He was born Nov. 11, 1911, in Seatonville, Ill, a son of the last Charles Thomas and Anna Seline Kilingler Martin.

His wife, Ruth Virginia Sigley Martin, whom he married Oct. 30, 1937, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Donald Ray Martin, Butler Pa., Randall Lynn Martin, Reynoldsville, Ohio, and James William Martin, Clarksburg; one daughter, Ruth Ann Martin Hill, Stone Mountain, Ga.; two sisters, Annabelle Martin and Lucille Martin, both of LaSalle, Ill.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, James William Martin.

Mr. Martin was a 50-year member of the United Methodist Temple Church in Clarksburg.

He was involved as an adult leader for several years with the Boy Scouts of America. He had been employed for many years with Grafton Coal and King Know Coal companies.

Friends will be received at the Davis Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. James F. Kelly will conduct the service. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Luellen Mayer

CLARKSBURG -- Luellen "Lou" Mayer, 86, of Temperance, Mich., formerly of Shinnston, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio.

She was born Jan. 4, 1914, in Shinnston, a daughter of the late Grover and Effie McDonald Johnson.

On Nov. 11, 1936, she married Henry A. Mayer, who preceded her in death on May 23, 1978.

Surviving are one son, Henry Mayer and his wife, Joyce, Kaline, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Capilla, Temperance, where she had made her home since 1994; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Mayer was a school teacher for many years at the First United Methodist Church of Clarksburg, retiring in 1969.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clarksburg and the Eastern Star No. 301, Shinnston chapter.

Friends will be received from 2-5 p.m. today in the Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, where funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. today with the Rev. Thomas Zimmerman of Lambertsville United Methodist Church officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Bridgeport Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Association of Ohio.

Davis Funeral Home in Clarksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Richard L. Morgan

Richard "Dick" Linn Morgan, 71, a Carson City, Nev., resident for 15 years, died Dec. 11, 1999, at Carson-Tahoe Hospital, Carson City.

He was born March 22, 1928, in Grantsville, a son of the late Amos E. and Mary Susan Hamilton Morgan.

On Sept. 13, 1952, in Bridgeport, W.Va., he married Barbara Capet.

Surviving is his wife, Barbara Morgan.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kimberly Morgan, Carson City; one son, Richard Randall, M.D., Edmond, Okla.; one sister, Mary Morgan Davis, Alexandria, Va.; and three grandchildren, Colin and Alli Morgan, Edmond, and Shilo Slider, Mesa, Ariz.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Dorothea M. Kunzelman.

Mr. Morgan graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1946 where he was an outstanding athlete and president of the student body. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from West Virginia University in Morgantown, and a law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

He was an attorney/legislative advocate. He was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Carson City. He was an avid golfer.

Mr. Morgan was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He also played professional baseball from 1952-55 with a farm team of the Boston Red Sox.

A celebration of life was held Feb. 12 in Carson City.

Juanita M. Ozburn

CLARKSBURG -- Juanita Marie Ozburn, 79, of Route 1, Box 190A, Lost Creek, Buffalo Lake Road, died at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in French Creek, July 7, 1920, a daughter of the late Rosco Riffle and Opal Roby Riffle.

Twice married, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Marcel DePersig, and her second husband, Marion R. Ozburn Jr.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Marcel and Priscilla DePersig Jr., Roanoke, Lloyd DePersig, Canton, Ohio, and Rodger and Donna Ozburn, Fairview; one daughter, Mrs. Ron (Mura) Williams, Vienna, Va.; two brothers, Russell Riffle, Clarksburg, and Clifford Riffle, Beattyville, Ky.; two sisters, Millie Ward, Lost Creek, and Helen Beto, Clarksburg; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Marguerite Radcliff.

Mrs. Ozburn was a member of the Evangelical Congregational Church, Oak Mound, Clarksburg. She had been a caregiver and homemaker.

There will be no funeral home visitation.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the E.C. Church, Route 19 south, Oak Mound, Clarksburg. The Rev. Paul E. Southerlan will conduct the service. Her body will lie in state in the church from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery on Feb. 22.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be memorial contributions to: E.C. Church, 401 Oak Mound Road, Clarksburg, WV, 26301.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home in Clarksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel L. Puffenbarger

WESTON -- Mabel L. Puffenbarger, 84, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, in Akron, following an extended illness.

She was born in Roanoke.

Surviving are three sisters, Gay and Madeline Puffenbarger and Juanita Currence; one nephew, Richard Currence; one niece, Brenda Wylie; one great-niece, two great-nephews, one great-great-niece and one great-great-nephew.

Miss Puffenbarger retired from the Summit County Tax Department, lived in the Akron area for over 60 years, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Akron for 52 years, a member of P.E.R.I. Summit County Chapter No. 21 and the A.A.R.P.

Friends will be received at the Oil Creek Methodist Church on Oil Creek in Lewis County, from noon-2 p.m. on Monday. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the church, with the Rev. Bob Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Peterson Cemetery on Oil Creek.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Akron, 647 East Market St., Akron, OH, 44304.

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