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Obituaries for January 13, 2000

Marie M. Ballweg

PINE GROVE -- Marie M. Ballweg, 79, of Pine Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at New Martinsville Health Care Center.

Her husband, Frederich Ballweg, survives.

Also surviving are eight sons, Fred P. Ballweg and Daniel Ballweg, both of Elizabeth City, N.C., Albert A. Ballweg, Marietta, Ga., Siqurd P. "Tony" Ballweg, Maple Shade, N.J., Peter H. Ballweg, Richmond, Va., Thomas F. Ballweg, Norfolk, Va., Russell Ballweg and David Ballweg, both of Chesapeake, Va.; one daughter, Catherine Bielema, Venice, Fla.; 26 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ballweg was a member of the Seventh Day Adventists of Clarksburg.

Shirley J. Booth

Shirley Jean Booth, 62, of 241 Worley Ave., Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 26, 1937, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Anna Grace Barbe Alkire.

Her husband, Paul Eugene Booth Jr., whom she married on April 7, 1956, survives.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy Wayne and Cyndi Booth, Belpre, Ohio, and Charles Paul and Phyllis Booth, Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Angela Booth, Belpre, Jennifer Booth and William Booth, both of Clarksburg; and one stepgrandchild, Josh White, Clarksburg.

Mrs. Booth was a member of the First Baptist Church, Nutter Fort. She was a Tupperware Co. manager with 24 years of service.

Margaret A. Carr

Margaret A. Carr, 87, of 644 Birch St., Clarksburg, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Aug. 23, 1912, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late Michael Desist and Mae Saccoman Desist.

Her husband, Robert J. Carr, whom she married on Aug. 13, 1934, preceded her in death in August of 1988.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Carr Krambeck, Cherry Hill, N.J.; one brother, Samuel Desist, Forrest City, Pa.; three sisters, Concetta Decco and Marie Keener, both of Clarksburg, and Virginia DeCando, Patterson, N.J.; three grandchildren, John F. Krambeck, Mt. Laurel, N.J., Valeri Carr Trout, Earleville, Md., and Holly Virginia Krambeck, Beijing, China; and one great-grandson, Stephen White, Mt. Laurel.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, William, Joseph, Dominick and Ralph Desist; and two sisters, Annette Desist and Pauline Pansy.

Mrs. Carr had been employed by Stone & Thomas for over 1912 years as a fitter, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court 334, the Harrison County Senior Citizens and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Clarksburg.

Friends may call Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Cesidio J. Federico as the celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Holly Cross Cemetery Mausoleum. A scriptural wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

Beatrice L. Dunn

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Beatrice Lee Dunn, 61, of Fort Worth, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born March 4, 1938, in Shinnston, a daughter of Emmaline I. Wines Skinner and the late Jonathan S. Moore.

Her husband, Floyd C. Dunn, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Jack and Floyd "Eugene", both of Fort Worth, and Glenn Marsh, Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Melody) Palacios, Fort Worth, and Mrs. John (Diana) Leary, Gypsy; one brother, Jonathan "Roy" Moore, Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one nephew.

Loretta L. Faherty

Loretta Louise Myers Faherty, 83, of Fairfax, Va., formerly of Clarksburg, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, Va., following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 2, 1916, in Cumberland, Md., a daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret Ann Huffman Myers.

Her husband, Francis Paul Faherty, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Paul E. Faherty, Willingboro, N.J., Stephen T. Faherty, Gaithersburg, Md., and Robert R. Faherty, Greenbelt, Md.; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth J. Faherty, Stephen F. Faherty, Kevin Faherty, Michael Faherty and Brian Faherty.

Friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Lorraine V. Gooden

BUCKHANNON -- Lorraine V. Gooden, 81, of HC 36 Box 210, Tallmansville, died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at the home of her son, Zane Gooden.

She was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Queens, a daughter of the late Walker and Stella "Dutch" Leigh Lanham.

Her husband, John D. Gooden, whom she married on May 20, 1939, preceded her in death on July 30, 1987.

Surviving are one son, Zane Gooden, Tallmansville; one daughter, Queens; two grandsons, Roger Gooden, Big Bend, and Bruce Gooden, Queens; two granddaughters, Roberta Waugaman, Sand Run, and Melanie LeBlond, Dale City, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Milda J. Kelley Gooden, Queens; her friend, Bud Stanton, Triangle; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gooden was a homemaker and attended the Harmony United Methodist Church, Queens.

Thomas P. Helms

PARSONS -- Thomas Pentony Helms, 86, of Blackman Heights community, Parsons, died at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to pneumonia.

He was born March 17, 1913, in Irish Ridge community, Preston County, a son of the late Luther and Lena Pentony Helms.

His wife, the former Anne Lee Jeffers, whom he married Sept. 15, 1942, in Oakland, Md., survives.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, William E. and Sandy Helms, Tampa, Fla., and George E. and Diane Helms, Blackman Heights community, Parsons; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, George, Frank and Bill Helms; and one sister, Laura Loughridge.

Mr. Helms was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He attended the schools of Preston County, was a coal miner for over 45 years, retiring in 1977 from Consol-Blacksville No. 2, Wana, was a member of the National Rifle Association and the United Mine Workers of America, and was Methodist.

Ava M. Herrington

BRIDGEPORT -- Ava Marie Phillips Herrington, 75, of Lady Lake, Fla., formerly of Bridgeport, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 31, 1924, in French Creek, a daughter of the late Roy and Nora Jones Phillips.

Her husband, James C. Herrington, preceded her in death in 1981.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-laws, James and Reba Herrington, Olympia, Wash., and Phillip and Cindy Herrington, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three sisters, Ollie Phillips, Naples, Fla., Margaret Sinsel, Philippi, and Carol June Everson, Swartzcreek, Mich.; five granddaughters, Mrs. Jeff (Faye Herrington) Torstenson, Carrie McKay Herrington, Jamie Allison Herrington, Bethany Jean Herrington, and Amy Jo Herrington; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Allen Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Dale C. Waters conducting the service. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport.

Walter R. "Sonny" McCord

PHILIPPI -- Walter Roscoe "Sonny" McCord, 48, of Galloway, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at the home of a cousin in Brownton unexpectedly.

He was born April 10, 1951, in Brownton, a son of the late David Arthur and Violet Starkey McCord Sr.

His wife, the former Frances Marie Cain, whom he married on Sept. 2, 1972, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Violet Rosetta McCord Bressler, Brownton, and Brenda Marie McCord Arbogast, Galloway; three sons, Walter William McCord, Anmoore, Daniel Paul McCord and Arthur David McCord Jr., both at home; three brothers, David A. McCord Jr., Brownton, Gary McCord, Flemington, and Paul McCord, Galloway; six sisters, Mary Ann Knapp, Galloway, Evelyn Smith and Velma Reed, both of Brownton, Sherry Stutler, Flemington, Annette Payne, Philippi, and Darlene Hudkins, Bridgeport; one stepbrother, Charles Michael Hoffman, Clinton, Ohio; three stepsisters, Robin McCord, Brownton, Barbara Knight, Barberton, Ohio, and Lucy E. Walker, Akron, Ohio; and 12 grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Bonnie Marie Hoffman McCord; and two grandchildren.

Mr. McCord was a logger.

Lillian H. Mills

BUCKHANNON -- Lillian Hammonds Mills, 90, of Elkview, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston.

She was born Nov. 28, 1909, in Queens, a daughter of the late John Henry and Icie Jane Hanifan Grim.

Her husband, William C. "Buck" Mills, preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1998.

Surviving are two sons, Alvin Hammonds, Pinch, and Karl Gene Hammonds, Rocky Gap, Va.; two stepdaughters, Catherine DeBarr and Helen "Lou" Shreve, both of Buckhannon; one brother, Wilbert Grim, Elkview; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Mills was a retired school teacher for Kanawha County Board of Education, a member of the Jarrett Memorial United Methodist Church in Elkview, had a BA degree in education from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a masters degree in education from West Virginia University.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jarrett Memorial United Methodist Church, 104 Morningside Drive, Elkview, WV 25071.

Korah R. Sell

ELKINS -- Korah Ruth Vanscoy Sell, 96, of 605 Kentucky Ave., Nutter Fort, formerly of Kerens for many years, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 8, 1903, at Kerens, a daughter of the late Louis W. and Delphia Triplett Vanscoy.

Her husband, Alvin L. Sell, whom she married on Oct. 30, 1926, preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1984.

Surviving are one daughter, Winifred Sell Tacy, Nutter Fort; one granddaughter, Mrs. Stephen (Rebecca) Cronin, Jane Lew; two great-granddaughters, Jeniffer Danielle and Stephanie Nicole Cronin, Jane Lew; one great-grandson, Michael Joseph Cronin, Jane Lew; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Harvey B., Cecil C., Howard and Frank Vanscoy; and one sister, Mittie V. Daft.

Mrs. Sell was a homemaker, and a member of the Kerens Homemakers Extension Club and the Israel United Methodist Church.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Israel United Methodist Church, c/o Diane Coberly, Route 1 Box 27, Montrose, WV 26283.

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