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Obituaries for Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000

Mabel E. Bond

SALEM -- Mabel E. Casey Bond, 94, of Valley Street and Lake Floyd, died Monday evening, Oct. 2, 2000, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 5, 1905, in Gaston, Lewis County, the youngest daughter of the late Rev. Joseph I. Vincent and Sarah Florence Bonnet Vincent.

Her first husband, James E. Casey, preceded her in death. She later married Richard W. Bond, who also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Edward N. and wife, Dee Casey, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one grandson, Steven L. Casey, Mt. Clemens, Mich.; four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Connie Eileen, who died in childhood; five brothers, one sister and three half sisters.

Mrs. Bond was a lifelong Methodist and an active member of the Salem United Methodist Church for more than 70 years.

She was a graduate of Lost Creek High School and Salem College. She was also a graduate of the John B. Rogers School of Dramatic Arts in Ohio and, for many years, taught elocution and directed theater productions in and around Harrison County.

Mrs. Bond was a member of Orpha Chapter No. 30, Order of Eastern Star.

Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 6-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Kevin Bender presiding. Interment will be in Salem I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Connie Eileen Casey Memorial Library, c/o Salem United Methodist Church, 183 East Main St., Salem, WV, 26426.

Fannie M. Channell

PARSONS -- Fannie Mae Channell, 83, a resident of Morgan Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Morgantown, formerly of Parsons, died at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended battle with cancer.

She was born Jan. 7, 1918, in Monterville, a daughter of the late Oliver Levi and Della Blanch Hamrick Beckwith.

Her husband of 48 years, Richard Channell, preceded her in death in 1997.

Surviving are one sister, Annie Long Dorff, who makes her home with her daughter, Nancy Tschantz, Kennewick, Wash.; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Wes, Glen and Grover Beckwith and one sister, Rosie Marie Beckwith.

Mrs. Channell attended the schools of Randolph County. She was a homemaker.

Halley F. Cottrill

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Halley F. Cottrill, 90, of North Stone Street, Deland, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Sterling House, Assisted Living Facility, Deland.

He was born in Wallace.

Surviving are two sons, David J. Cottrill, Pierson, Fla., and Thomas L. Cottrill, Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Judith E. Cornell, Deltona, Fla.; one sister, Lilas H. Shrader, Bridgeport; and nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Cottrill served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a retired superintendent for the U.S. Postal Service, Clarksburg, with 40 years of service.

He moved to Deland in 1967 from Clarksburg. He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, DeBary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Big Brothers.

Gwendolyn 'Peggy' Gibson

BUCKHANNON -- Gwendolyn "Peggy" Gibson, 75, of Route 2, Buckhannon, Goodwin Station community, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at her home.

She was born March 30, 1925, in Goodwin Station, Upshur County, a daughter of the late Charles Gibson and Russie L. Simmons Gibson.

Surviving are one brother, Charles C. Gibson, Ambridge, Pa.; one sister, Lillian C. Gibson, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and 11 nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Garvestine Miller and Alice McCartney; one niece, Charlotte McCartney Hultman; and one nephew, Delmar McCartney.

Ms. Gibson was a member of the Women of the Moose, French Creek D.A.V., Chapter No. 36, Tallmansville CEOS Club, and the Retired Women's Army Corp. Association. She attended the Mt. Union United Methodist Church.

She served in the U.S. Army-Women's Army Corps from 1949-1972, receiving two Meritorious Awards in WAC.

Earl Michael McAndrew

CLARKSBURG -- Earl Michael McAndrew, 104, of 173 East Pike St., Clarksburg's East End, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 18, 1895, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Michael Joseph McAndrew and Catherine Ward McAndrew.

His wife, Geneva Belle Davis McAndrew, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Marcella K. McAndrew, Potomac Falls, Va.; and one grandson, Aaron Michael McAndrew.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Anthony and Frank McAndrew; and one sister, Kathryn Nellie McAndrew.

Mr. McAndrew was a lifelong resident of Clarksburg and was employed in a wide variety of occupations during his lifetime.

He was well-known and respected throughout the Clarksburg area by virtue of his longevity, devotion to his family and membership in many local, social and civic groups. In the late 1980s he was featured in an article in Goldenseal magazine, a quarterly publication of the West Virginia Department of Culture and History.

His father's death when Earl was 12 years of age, caused him to leave school to help run the family delivery business, delivering newspapers and groceries for Byrd's East End Grocery. He also worked at the Gillis Peanut Wagon, a vendor that sold peanuts and popcorn on the streets of downtown Clarksburg.

Later, he held odd jobs at Swager's Ice Cream Parlor, operated the elevator in the Empire National Bank building and drove a beer delivery truck.

At the age of 17, Mr. McAndrew began working as a weighmaster for the Tin Plate, a mill operating in Summit Park. When he became 21 years of age he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve during World War I as a seaman 2nd class on the S.S. Neptune, a mine-layer in the Caribbean and the first Navy ship to be used in testing aircraft landings and takeoffs.

Upon returning to Clarksburg, he worked at the B&O Railroad Roundhouse in Glen Elk. During the 1920s and '30s, he managed the Pike Street A&P Store and later became a billing clerk at Dawson Mines near Shinnston. From 1947-1965 he managed the Sports Shop, a sporting goods store in downtown Clarksburg, before retiring at the age of 72.

Mr. McAndrew was an avid fisherman, traveling to Canada frequently to camp and fish the lakes and rivers of Quebec and Ontario. He was also fond of fishing in the highlands of West Virginia, particularly the South Branch of the Potomac.

He attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for many years and also attended St. Mary's Academy. He was a 74-year member of Clarksburg Lodge No. 482, BPOE, an 82-year member of the Knights of Columbus and an 80-year member of Roy E. Parrish Post 13, American Legion.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, where the VFW and American Legion Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites. A vigil service will be conducted in the funeral home at 7 p.m. today.

Cora Joan Dudley Oset

BRIDGEPORT -- Cora Joan Dudley Oset, 65, of Rising Sun, Maryland, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at her son's residence.

She was born July 2, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late Steven and Gladyes Maze Dudley.

Surviving are one son, Steven; one daughter-in-law, Fern; one granddaughter, Amanda, with whom she lived; one grandson, William Wilson, Newark, Del.; one brother, John R. Dudley, Hood, Va.; several cousins; and one daughter, of Delaware.

A graveside service will be held at Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, at 2 p.m. today, with Dr. C. Michael Hopkins, conducting the service. The arrangements are being handled by the Ford Funeral Home, Allen Chapel, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport.

C. Ruth Southern

CLARKSBURG -- C. Ruth Southern, 71, of Lumberport, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Monongah, a daughter of the late Porter and Eleanor Bice Sines.

Her husband, Walter Jack Southern, survives.

Also surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Porter Southern and wife, Mary, Lumberport, David Southern and wife, Sue, San Maria, Calif., and Jerry Southern, Mannington; one daughter and son-in-law, Margie Huey and husband, Jim, Bristol, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Kelly Nuzum, Adam Southern, Chad Southern, Jeff Southern, Keith Southern, Phil Amos and Jennifer Bradley; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Southern was a member of the Lumberport Baptist Church and an avid NASCAR fan.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with Pastor Chad Hutson officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Davis Funeral Home in Clarksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Jerome Joseph Tiemann Sr.

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Jerome Joseph Tiemann Sr., 92, of Columbia, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000.

He was born in Belleville, Ill., a son of the late Ernst W. and Wilhelmina Harst Tiemann.

His wife, Virginia Drudy Tiemann, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Jerome Joseph Tiemann Jr. and James Drudy Tiemann, both of Cayce; two daughters, Delight Tiemann Lifchez and Karen E. "Tinka" Tiemann, both of Columbia; one brother, Ernst Tiemann and one sister, Dorothy Sharrett, both of Anchorage, Alaska; 11 grandchildren, Marc Lifchez, Asheville, N.C., Erik W. Lifchez, Lexington, S.C., Shannon A. Lifchez, Orlando, Fla., Michael P. Dilley, Beaufort, S.C., Jeffrey R. Dilley, Gavin J. Dilley and Maeghan L. Dilley, all of Irmo, S.C., Jeanmarie Lifchez, Columbia, Shira Lifchez Howe, Chesapeake, Va., Dana Dilley, Charleston, S.C., and Adrian A. Dilley, Greenville, S.C.; 13 great-grandchildren, Bryan Dilley, Logan Dilley, Hunter Lifchez, Marc Howe, Ethan Lifchez, James Howe, Virginia Ann Lifchez, Sydney Lifchez, Margaret Howe, Morgan Lifchez, Ashton Dilley, Mary Grace Howe, and Kelly Lifchez.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Camilla Tiemann Dilley.

Mr. Tiemann was a professional baseball player for 15 years, belonging to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Cincinnati Reds, the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.

He worked for 22 years for DuPont at the Savannah River Plant and 13 years as account executive of Star Music Company. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Inga Gatura Yoho

MANNINGTON -- Inga Gatura Yoho, 81, of Metz, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont.

She was born March 31, 1919, in Hundred, a daughter of the late Allen M. and Grace B. Kiger Rush.

Her husband of more than 40 years, Robert Yoho, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Jack (Lora) Rinehart, Mannington; two stepsons and one stepdaughter-in-law, Jack Yoho and wife, Sharon, and Bobby Yoho, all of Mannington; two brothers, Allan Lyle Rush, Hundred, and Oran Neale Rush, Carnegie, Pa.; two sisters, Ezela Himmelrick, Hundred, and Beth Pyles, Columbia, S.C.; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kay Glover and one brother, Rex Rush.

Mrs. Yoho was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mannington, and loved to Square Dance and sew. She was a graduate of Hundred High School.

She had been previously been employed as an operator for the C&P Telephone Company as chief operator in the Mannington area until her retirement.

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