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Obituaries for January 10, 2000

Rev. Richard L. Corsini

The Rev. Richard L. Corsini, 96, of Clarksburg, formerly of Wilkensburg and New Brighton, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at The Heritage Nursing Home, Bridgeport, following an extended illness.

He was born May 20, 1903, in Butler, Pa., a son of the late Andrew and Augusta Bruschi Corsini.

His wife, Anna Somjak Corsini, preceded him in death on June 3, 1978.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, David L. and Jacqueline Corsini, Clarksburg, and Timothy A. Corsini, Naples, Fla.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Sharon, Chevy Chase, Md., and Priscilla and David Hall, Wheaton, Ill.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary and Anthony Veitz, Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Esther Allan, Hamburg, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Richard L. Corsini Jr.; two daughters, Dorothy Pappas and Ann Pelletreau; and one granddaughter, Didre Pelletreau.

Mr. Corsini was a retired minister of the Christian Assembly. He was a former pastor of the Christian Assembly Church in Nutter Fort.

In previous years he was a retired secretary of the Christian Assembly of North America. He was a member of the Christian Assembly Church and past treasurer of the National-General Council Christian Assembly Church of North America, and a director of the Missions Department of the General Council for 26 years.

Friends will be received at the Lutton Funeral Home, Beaver Falls, Pa., from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the New Brighton Christian Assembly Church, with the Rev. Eugene DeMarco presiding. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Cemetery, Daughterty, Pa.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Orphans Fund, c/o Christian Church of North America, 1294 Rutledge Road, Transfer, PA, 16154. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home in Clarksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Betty J. Courtney

Betty Jane Courtney, 75, of Adamston, died at 1:01 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

She was born April 22, 1924, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late John T. and Minnie Showater Yost.

Her husband, Paul Courtney, whom she married on Dec. 1, 1945, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Daniel Courtney, William Courtney and John Courtney, all of Clarksburg; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Paula Beth) Murphy, Clarksburg; one sister, Mavis Chatham, Clarksburg, and two grandsons, Ricky Murphy and Justin Brady, both of Clarksburg.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Courtney and one sister, Audrey Morelock.

Mrs. Courtney was Methodist. She previously worked for The Clarksburg Exponent and Hazel Atlas Glass, and was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Stephen R. Rector presiding. Interment will be in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Elta V. Hedrick

GRAFTON -- Elta V. Tucker Hedrick, 90, of Haymond Road, Grafton, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 31, 1909, in Grafton, a daughter of the late Hiram and Zelma Zumbro Tucker.

Her husband, Garrett L. Hedrick, whom she married on Oct. 19, 1935, preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1996.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, David and Sue Hedrick, Grafton; one daughter, Carol Bolyard, Grafton; six grandchildren, Terry Bolyard and James Bolyard, both of Morgantown, Tonya Gerincir, Cross Lanes, Melissa Baker, Frederick, Md., Brad Criss, North Beach, Md., and Michael Criss, Byron, Ga.; one sister, Ernestine Shumaker, Fairmont; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Hedrick was a member of the Blueville United Methodist Church in Grafton.

Friends will be received at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, U.S. Route 50 West, Grafton, from 3-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Amy Shanholtzer and the Rev. Shelba Sisler officiating. Interment will follow in Woodsdale Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Hospice Care Corporation, 207 Latrobe St., Grafton, WV, 26354.

Mildred P. James

Mildred "Perky" Perkins James, 95, of Reno Street, Clarksburg, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Heartland of Clarksburg following an extended illness.

She was born in Preston County, June 14, 1904, a daughter of the late Charles Ellsworth Fraley and Alice Everett Rimel Fraley.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Betty) Starkey, Clarksburg; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Charles (Jeanie) Long, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Lorraine Bond, Ohio; three grandchildren, Alfred Starkey, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. John (Brenda) Newcombe, Rossiter, Pa., Mrs. John (Judy) Clark, Normalville, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Roy (Zelma) Fraley, Barrickville; one niece, Marjorie Hamrick, Morgantown; and her Aunt Middy; from the James family, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. James was a member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church and was well known in the Clarksburg area.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Davis-Weaver Funeral Home in Clarksburg is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth J. Long

BRIDGEPORT -- Kenneth J. Long, 81, of 16 Pine Lane Drive, Bridgeport, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born March 3, 1918, in Mill Creek, a son of the late Marion Long and Martha Lloyd Long.

His wife, Virginia Bell Polling Long, preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 1973.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Cleghorn, Bridgeport, and Mrs. Bonnie (Marileu) Louk, Garrettsville, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Long, Warren, Ohio, and Clifford Long, Mill Creek; one sister, Mrs. Thelma Stokes, Akron, Ohio; six grandchildren, Tim Cleghorn, Sterling, Va., John Cleghorn, Robert Cleghorn and Stephanie Cleghorn, all of Bridgeport, Mrs. Tami McKensie and Mrs. Kim Polifrone, both of Garrettsville, Ohio; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Owen Long and one sister, Mrs. Majorie Currence.

Mr. Long was a retired miner with over 30 years of service with Bethlehem Steel Corporation. He was a member of District 31, United Mine Workers, and the Memorial Mission Church, Mill Creek.

Friends will be received at the Allen Funeral Home, Bridgeport, from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Bryan Lamm officiating. Interment services will be held at 2 p.m. at Mill Creek Cemetery.

Sarah C. Posey

WESTON -- Sarah C. Posey, 81, of 748 West 2nd St., Weston, died at noon Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Frank and Retta May Fisher.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth Paul Posey, Weston; two daughters, Sharon Hitt and Margaret Copenhaven, both of Weston; three brothers, James Fisher, Kessler Fisher and Francis Fisher, all of Weston; one sister, Nellie Posey, Weston; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Fisher, two brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Posey was a homemaker and Methodist.

Friends will be received at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Donald M. Roye

PARSONS -- Donald Maxwell Roye, 85, of Hendricks, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at his residence. He had been in declining health and his death was attributed to heart disease.

He was born Nov. 25, 1914, in Dry Fork, a son of the late Asa Harman and Margaret Elizabeth Butcher Roy.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Asa Jr., Harry, Loyal, Ronald, James and Earl "Jigs" Roy and three sisters, Teresa Dugan, Geraldine Roy and Mary Burcham.

Mr. Roye attended the one-room school at Hendricks, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and retired from the Continental Can Company of Baltimore, Md. He was Protestant.

Friends will be received at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home, Parsons, from 6-8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home parlor, with Pastor Harley DeLeurere officiating. Interment will follow in McNeeley Cemetery, Hendricks.

Paul C. "Sam" Scott

PHILIPPI -- Paul C. "Sam" Scott, 85, of Route 2, Belington, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Jan. 8, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 15, 1914, in Troy, a son of the late Howard J. and Dorcas O. Riddle Scott.

His wife, the former Joy Lee Upton, whom he married in 1954, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Pauletta Scott, Route 2, Belington; five sons, Roger Harsh, Fairmont, Paul C. Scott Jr., Pine Point, Md., Daniel J. Scott, Route 2, Philippi, James M. Scott, Seven Paths Road, N.C., and Thomas M. Scott, Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Anna Blake, Maryland, and Mary Adams, Ohio; one brother, George D. Scott, Weston; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Mr. Scott was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a life member of Laurel Mountain Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 410 in Belington and American Legion Post No. 44 in Philippi. He was United Brethren.

Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 North Walnut St., Philippi, after 2 p.m. today. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Larry Poling officiating. Interment will follow in Silent Grove Cemetery, with military rites being accorded by American Legion Post No. 44.

Jane A. Stealey

Jane Ann Stealey, 85, of 601 Milford St., Clarksburg, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Meadowview Manor Nursing Home, Bridgeport, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 7, 1914, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Irvin Ray and Corrine Pearl Tucker Stealey.

Surviving are one brother, Thomas F. Stealey, Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, William R. Stealey and two sisters, Helen Louise Stealey and Alice Stealey.

Miss Stealey was a member of Stealey United Methodist Church and the Clarksburg Quota Club. She retired from Rolland Glass Company, working as office manager.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Susan Rector presiding. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stealey United Methodist Church, 521 Milford St., Clarksburg, WV, 26301.

Anna L. White

Anna L. White, 99, of Clarksburg, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 19, 1900, in Shell, Grant County, a daughter of the late James Albert and Bessie Elizabeth Lemon Hanlin.

Her husband, Floyd Edward White, preceded her in death on April 18, 1973.

Surviving are four daughters, Madonna Junkins, Clarksburg, Juanita Irwin, Beuford, S.C., Mrs. Frank (Anna) Martus, Elk Garden, and Mrs. Paul (Norma) McClung, Gladdwin, Mich.; one son, Robert White, North Hampton, Ma.; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Everett White; three grandchildren, David and Jeffrey Irwin, Leslie White Cooper; three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. White was member of Clarksburg Baptist Church, Omega Bible Class, American Baptist Women and Harrison County Senior Citizens.

Friends will be received at Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 6-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Her body will then be taken to Nethkin Hills Methodist Church in Elk Garden, where she will lie in state from 2-3 p.m., with graveside services following at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in Nethkin Hills Cemetery, Elk Garden, Mineral County.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Clarksburg Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

Diana R. Wilson

GASSAWAY -- Diana R. Wilson, 46, of Heaters, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 16, 1953, in Braxton County, a daughter of Raymond Wilson, Frametown, and the late Dolly Cash Wilson.

Surviving are her companion, Kevin Wine, Heaters, and four brothers, Raymond Cecil Wilson, Frametown, Raben Wilson and Richard Wilson, both of Wilsie, and Dale Wilson, Salisbury, N.C.

Miss Wilson was the owner and operator of Heaters Grocery, Heaters. She was Baptist.

Friends will be received at the Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, from 6-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Vaughn James officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamrick Family Cemetery, Glendon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio-West Virginia Affiliate, 1319 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV, 26301.

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