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Obituaries for Thursday, July 19, 2001

Don E. Bell Sr.

CLARKSBURG -- Don E. Bell Sr., 92, 142 Euclid Ave., died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in United Hospital Center.

He was born in Grantsville, Calhoun County, Jan. 7, 1909, a son of the late Henry and Lena (Bennett) Bell Miller.

His wife, Bertie Mae Holliday Bell, preceded him in death on March 9, 2001.

Surviving are two sons, Don E. Bell Jr., 142 Euclid Ave., and David Bell and wife Lori, Smithfield, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Myers, Fairmont; two brothers, Hale Miller, Windham, Ohio, and Harold Miller, Woodbridge, Va.; six grandchildren, Lee Ann Myers, Janice Myers, Greg Myers, Tiffany Hern, Ashley Bell and Matthew Bell; two great-grandchildren, Raini and Julian Hern, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded death by four brothers, Bob, Calvin, Golden and Carl Miller, and a sister, Anne Barnard.

Mr. Bell was a Protestant. He was retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass with 43 years of service.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 19.

A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2001, with the Rev. Kenny Kendall presiding.

Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that expressions of sympathy be memorial contributions to Bi-County Nutrition, (Meals on Wheels), 416 Ohio Ave., Nutter Fort, WV 26301.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anna M. 'Doatie' Burgbacher

NUTTER FORT -- Anna M. "Doatie" Burgbacher, 88, of Nutter Fort, died Monday morning, July 16, 2001, at her home.

She was born in Wheeling on Feb. 5, 1930, a daughter of the late William and Elsie (Skinner) Gribble.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Burgbacher, on Jan. 27, 1974.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Judy Burgbacher, Davis, and Chris T. and Dorothy Burgbacher, Panama City, Fla.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, being preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Doatie was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Nutter Fort, where she was involved with the Emma Kemper Mission Society and the Golden Circle Sunday School Class. She attended many of the events that were held at the church and enjoyed visiting shut-ins and other members of the church.

Friends may call at the Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Judy Elaine Burkhammer

WESTON -- Judy Elaine Burkhammer, 52, of 2053 Old Route 33, Weston, died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness

She was born Sept. 22, 1948, in Marlinton, a daughter of Norman Dale and Ruth Valara Sheets Beverage, both of whom survive in Weston.

Also surviving are one son, Christopher Lane Burkhammer and wife, Brandy, of Weston; one grandson, Christopher Ryan Burkhammer; one brother, Larry D. Beverage and wife, Marty, of Denver, Pa., and one sister, Sharon L. Jerden and husband, Wayne, of Weston.

Mrs. Burkhammer was an administrative assistant with Allegheny Wire Line with 23 years of service.

She was a member of the Mt. Morris United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, Thursday, July 19, from 5-8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Russell Furr and the Rev. Robert Heater officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Morris United Methodist Church, c/o Sharon Jerden, 88 Hoffman Ave., Weston, WV, 26452, or the American Cancer Society.

Boyle Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements.

Howard Lee Creighton

CLARKSBURG -- Howard Lee Creighton, 91, 608 Baver St., died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in United Hospital Center.

Mr. Creighton, a well-known Central West Virginia businessman, had owned Creighton Music Co., Clarksburg.

He was born in Baltimore, Md., April 28, 1910, a son of the late Howard L. and Etta Carter Creighton.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude L. Jacobi Creighton, whom he married Aug. 31, 1931; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Michael D. (Marilyn) O'Kelly, Clarksburg, Mrs. William Guy (Sandra) Tetrick, John's Island, S.C., and Mrs. Nicholas (Barbara) Frasher, Summersville, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Karen Harris, Kirsten DeVono, Sean O'Kelly, Willlis Guy Tetrick, Kevin Creighton Tetrick, Douglas DePolo and Laura DePolo; three great-grandchildren, Michael and Lauren Harris and Joseph Michael DeVono, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Howard L. Creighton III, and one brother, Downs Creighton.

Mr. Creighton was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksburg.

He was a long-time member of the Clarksburg Lions Club and a member of the Clarksburg Lodge No. 155, A.F. & A.M. He was a 32nd- degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in the Wheeling and Clarksburg bodies. He was a member of Nemesis Temple of Shrine, Parkersburg, and a member of the Central West Virginia Shrine Club.

Mr. Creighton was a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore. He had studied at the New York Institute of Banking and had worked at the Chemical Bank of New York and as a bank examiner.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 20.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, in the First Presbyterian Church, Second and Main streets, Clarksburg, with the Rev. Dr. Eric Milton Faust presiding.

Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.

Clarksburg Masonic Lodge No. 155 will meet at the Masonic Temple Saturday morning at 10:30 for the purpose of attending the funeral service and conducting Masonic graveside rites.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lexie G. Gains Anderson

WEST UNION -- Lexie G. Anderson, 91, of Colliers, formerly of Shirley, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at the Weirton Medical Center, Weirton.

She was born June 13, 1910, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Jessie and Alice Davis Gains.

She is survived by two daughters, Violet Lancaster, Colliers, and Olive Anderson, Ashley; three sons, Leslie C. Anderson, Shirley, Robert E. Anderson, Woodfield, Ohio, and Charles E. Anderson, Shirley; two sisters, Lona Ferbee, East Liverpool, Ohio, and Zelma Gains, Ohio; one brother, Eddie Gains, Hundred; 38 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death in April 1999 by her husband, Robert C. "Tip" Anderson. She was also preceded in death by one son, Lewis Ray Anderson; one daughter, Esther Marie Vandruff, and one granddaughter, Debbie Pratt.

Mrs. Anderson had been a homemaker and a member of the Elk Lick Church of God. She had attended Colliers Way Church of Christ.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2001, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, with the Rev. Paul Flanigan officiating. Burial will follow in the Center Point Christian Church Cemetery, Center Point. Family will receive friends at the Spurgeon Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.

A Spurgeon Funeral Home Service, West Union.

Irving V. Degler

INVERNESS, Fla. -- Irving V. "Irv" Degler, 77, of Inverness died on July 12, 2001, while vacationing in Long Island, N.Y.

Mr. Degler retired from IBM. He worked in sales. He moved to Inverness in 1986 from Cinnaminson, N.J.

He was born on April 11, 1924. in Patachogue, N.Y., to Frank and Emma Degler.

Mr. Degler served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando and a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jayne Degler, on Oct. 3, 1999, and by his sister Helen Rhodes.

Survivors include three daughters, Susan Hunter, Bridgeport, W.Va., Anne Schliep, Inverness, and Patricia Shapiro, Tallahassee; two sons, David Degler, Cinnaminson, and Robert Degler, Atlantic Beach, N.C., and six grandchildren.

Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward L. Jones Jr.

PENNSBORO -- Edward L. Jones Jr., 50, of Pennsboro, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001 in Morgantown.

He was born on March 3, 1951, the son of Thelma Seese Jones, Ellenboro, and the late Edward L. Jones.

Mr. Jones had been employed at the Pleasants Power Station, working for Allegheny Power Co. as a coal handler, and was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the Class of 1969.

He was dedicated to the restoration of the Pennsboro City Park and Tracy Lake, enjoyed four-wheeler racing and was a former member of the Ritchie and Tyler County riding clubs.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Teresa D. Griffith Jones, son, Cory Jones, daughter, Kristin Jones, sisters, Linda Hornish and husband, Gene, all of Pennsboro, and Kellie Goff and husband, Daniel, Greenville, N.C., and two brothers, Rex Jones, Walker, and Barry Jones, Ellenboro.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Jones.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2001, at the McCollough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Chris Arveson officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery at Pennsboro. Friends may call from 4:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2001, and after 9 a .m. on Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Pennsboro City Park, c/o Sue White, 419 A. Main St., Pennsboro, WV, 26415.

McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Edward Moyers

SHINNSTON -- James Edward "Ed" Moyers, 80, of Regal Avenue, Canton, Ohio, died at 10:58 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in the Aultman Hospital, Canton, following an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 1, 1920, in Flemington, a son of the late James McGinnis and Emma Florence Huffman Moyers.

Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Roy T. "Tom" and Leona Moyers of Wallace; two sisters, Florence Maxine Spencer, Wallace, and Flora Mayle, Texas; several nieces and nephews, and one niece, Mary Lou Williams, Canton, with whom he made his home.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Bill Moyers, Charles Moyers and Junior Moyers, and three sisters, Mary Ann Moyers, Opal Moyers and Virginia Moyers.

Mr. Moyers had worked as a coal miner and a farmer. He was Pentecostal by faith.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston from 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 20, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, with Pastor Bud Hammond officiating. Interment will be in the Lions Cemetery at Wallace.

The Dorsey Funeral Home, www.dorseyfuneralhome.com, Shinnston, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Edward Roby

WESTON -- Robert Edward Roby, 63, of Weston, formerly of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at United Hospital Center.

He was born Jan. 12, 1938, in Upshur County, a son of the late Floyd E. and Alta L. Rollyson Roby.

He is survived by two sons, Rodney O'Neal Roby Rushing and Floyd Edward Roby, both of Buckhannon; one stepson, Philip Rushing of Texas; two stepdaughters, Phyllis Rushing of Texas and Katrina Sandy of Buckhannon; eight stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; four sisters, Betty Carpenter and Kay Roby, both of Ohio, Judy Williams of French Creek and Dottie Mitz Blake of Weston. He is also survived by a special friend, Kim Kelley, of Weston.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and a daughter, Rebecca Roby.

Mr. Roby was a retired truck driver of 28 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a member of the French Creek DAV Chapter No. 36.

At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Leslie Denver Rogers

CLARKSBURG -- Leslie Denver Rogers, 85, 1407 West Virginia Ave., died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Clarksburg, Dec. 4, 1915, a son of the late Grover Earl and Aldie Isabelle Lovell Rogers.

Mr. Rogers is survived by one brother, Gilbert Rogers and wife, Lena Grace, Akron, Ohio; one nephew, Charles Edward Rogers, Menemonie, Wis.; two nieces, Deborah Ann Cumpston, Parkersburg, and Suzanne Henson, Akron, Ohio; a stepnephew, Bob McDaniel; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Rogers, Parkersburg, and Betty Rogers, Powhatan, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dana M. Rogers and Donald E. Rogers, and a stepniece, Elaine McDaniel.

Mr. Rogers was a Baptist.

He had retired from the former McDonalds Appliance Store and for many years worked in landscape gardening and lawn care, particularly in the Goff Plaza section of Clarksburg.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2001.

A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home Saturday, July 21, 2001, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ronald Bomar presiding.

Interment will be in the Carter Cemetery, Vadis.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lada Vallelonga

CLARKSBURG -- Mary Lada Vallelonga, 72, of 509 Willow Lane, Bridgeport, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2001, of an extended illness.

She was born on June 23, 1929, a daughter of the late Matthew D. and Mary Churan Lada.

She is survived by her husband, D.C. "Fred" Vallelonga, whom she married Feb. 5, 1948.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Vernon Louk, Bridgeport, and Nancy and Larry Guzzi, Maple Lake; one granddaughter, Beth Ann Guzzi, Maple Lake; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Joe Cheuvront, Hilton Head, S.C., and Susan and Roy Criss, Bridgeport; several nieces and nephews, including her special niece, Cindy Lada of Bridgeport.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph R. and Mike J. Lada.

Mrs. Vallelonga was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at All Saints Catholic Church, 317 E. Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2001.

A vigil service will be held at the church at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2001, with Father Hilarion Cann presiding.

Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26301.

Burnside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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