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Obituaries for January 14, 2000

Dulcie M. "Dumpy" Ahouse

FAIRMONT -- Dulcie Mae "Dumpy" Ahouse, 69, of 220 Lyndon Ave., Monongah, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 10, 1930, in Oxford, a daughter of the late Lawson and Opal Wright Gribble.

Her husband, James "Jim" Ahouse, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Kitty Morrison, Fairmont, and Sue Schrader, Piscataway, N.J.; one son, Mike Ahouse, Monongah; a sister, Goldie Black, Florida; and three grandchildren, Kathy and Rick Morrison, and Chris Schrader.

Mrs. Ahouse was employed at St. Barbara's Nursing Home for 23 years and was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Monongah.

Dorothy Cathell

GRAFTON -- Dorothy ODell Underwood Cathell, 78, of Rosewood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Grafton, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital.

She was born April 23, 1921, in Shirley, a daughter of the late Rufus and Hazel Hayes Underwood.

Her husband, Dorsey L. Cathell, survives.

Also surviving are three children and their spouses, Sandra and Buck Newcome, Charleston, S.C., Judy and Jim Wolfe, Grafton, and Rick and Debbie Cathell, Bridgeport; seven grandchildren, Robbie Newcome, Lanna Capp, Tonya Hannah, Tammy Bartlett, Jeff Smith, Bianca Booker and Jessica Swiger; one brother, Gregory Underwood, Findleyville, Pa.; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Underwood; and one sister, Helen Underwood.

Mrs. Cathell was a member of the Blueville Church of the Nazarene.

George W. Davisson

JANE LEW -- George Wesley Davisson, 87, of McWhorter, Duck Creek community, died at noon Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at the home of LeRoy and Barbara Newman.

He was born in Harrison County, a son of the late George W. and Hannah Whetzel Davisson.

Surviving are two brothers, Charles Davisson, McWhorter, and Robert Davisson, Ryder; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Mr. Davisson was a retired coal tipple worker for the Joe Sutton Coal Company, a veteran of World War II, had served with the U.S. Army, and was Methodist.

Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronald Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Vera G. Hayhurst

SHINNSTON -- Vera G. Hayhurst, 73, of Helen, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Raleigh General Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born March 3, 1926, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Dessie Shrader Hyde.

Her husband, Willard Hayhurst, preceded her in death on May 30, 1975.

Surviving are one son, Larry Hayhurst, Helen; one sister, Pansy Green, Salem; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Connie S. Hayhurst Lestor; four sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Hayhurst was a homemaker and was Pentecostal.

Friends will be received at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, after 3 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gary Dennison officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park, Mt. Clare.

Elaine Henthorn

PINE GROVE -- Elaine Henthorn, 62, of Pine Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Wheeling Medical Park, Wheeling.

She was a daughter of the daughter of the late Carl G. and Charlotte B. Ash Hayhurst.

Surviving are one son, Rusty Henthorn, Southern, Ohio; four daughters, Jackie L. Bucklew, New Berry, S.C., Sue Davis, Clarksburg, Pam Baker, Elyria, Ohio, and Dee Dee Horner, Folsom; one half brother, Harold Hayhurst, Charleston; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Brandin Edgell and Mikey Davis.

Mrs. Henthorn was Baptist and a retired custodian for the Wetzel County Board of Education.

Shirley A. Lapeer

BRIDGEPORT -- Shirley A. Lapeer, 65, of Sun Valley Road, Clarksburg, died at her residence Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000.

She was born Dec. 16, 1934, a daughter of the late John Sikora Jr. and Frances Ferguson Reese.

Surviving are immediate family members, Becky, Chelsea, and John Jacobs, all of Houston, Texas; one cousin, Betty J. Kelly; and one half sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Suzanne) Simpson.

Mrs. Lapeer was a graduate of Washington Irving High School, followed by attendance at Marshall College where she was active in numerous academic and social groups, including Alpha Xi Delta National Sorority. At the conclusion of her junior year, she was elected to serve as president of Alpha Xi and vice president of the student body for the following year. Accepting an offer from Alpha Xi, she transferred to East Tennessee State College, where she assisted a local group on campus with requirements for affiliation with Alpha Xi. Her undergraduate degree was received from East Tennessee State.

She continued her education and affiliation with Alpha Xi at the University of Alabama, helping establish the chapter with requirements necessary to continue association with the National Alpha Xi group. She earned her masters degree in Speech and Hearing Therapy, and she began what was to be a long association with ASHA, the American Speech and Language Association.

Speech and Hearing Therapy was a relatively new field, and she was fortunate to be able to work in a variety of settings and organizations. For the Easter Seal society, she conducted a survey of the schools in Marshall and Wetzel counties to document the need for services in the schools, and she conducted summer clinics for therapy clients in several locations. While working for Vocational Rehabilitation and the Home Health nursing part-time, she was instrumental in setting up a stroke group meeting at the Senior Center. Later in her career, she was able to assist with the establishment of the Alzheimer's Support Group.

Out of state work experiences included the public schools of Fairfax County, Va., and Kean County, Calif. She worked part-time for Salem College, teaching four basic classes in her field and setting up a demonstration clinic for her college student's education. The clinic worked with adults and children, some of whom were sons and daughters of faculty and administrative personnel.

At the request of the Mrs. Lapeer, her body was cremated, and her cremains will be placed at the Christ Church Columbarium. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Christ Episcopal Church, 123 S. 6th St., Clarksburg, with the Rev. Scott Holcombe.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1492, Clarksburg, WV 26302.

Albert P. Pritt

Albert Paul Pritt, 60, of Gypsy, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at the residence of his son following a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Sand Fork, a son of Hoy and Madeline Grimes Pritt, Lodgeville.

Surviving are his companion of 22 years, Diahn Shears; three sons, Albert D. Pritt, Spelter, Roger K. Pritt, West Milford, and Ralph E. Pritt, Lumberport; three daughters, Beverly L. Pritt, Enterprise, Fonda R. Pritt, Lumberport, and Sharon K. Long, Florida; one brother Hoy Lynn Pritt, Stonewood; four sisters, Mrs. John (Ruth) Swenskie, West Milford, Mrs. Darrell (Nelda) Bragg, Leavittsburg, Ohio, Mrs. Richard (Wanda) Knapp, Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Gary (Wilma) Simmons, Rosemont; two stepsons, James Lucas, Clarksburg, and Mike Shears, Gypsy; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Virgil J. Pritt; one brother, Alva C. "Sonny" Pritt; and three sisters, Arlene Lewis, Freda McAtee and Reva S. Pritt.

Mr. Pritt was U.S. Army veteran and was a member of the North American Hunters Association and the Lodgeville Baptist Church. He was a residential construction worker with Blake Enterprises for 38 years.

Friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Vincent officiating. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, where full military graveside rites will be conducted.

Harold D. Sanders

BRIDGEPORT -- Harold Dean Sanders, 66, of Summit Park, died at 1:05 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at United Hospital Center following a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Crellin, Md., a son of the late Ray Ernest and Dorothy Fries Sanders.

His wife, Patty Jean Greynolds Sanders, whom he married on April 4, 1953, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Robert Bush, Kandy and John Fox, and Lori and Charles Carey III, all of Clarksburg; one son and daughter-in-law, William and Yandel Sanders, Scott Depot; seven grandchildren, Janelle and Michelle Bush, Justin Fox, Brian, Brittany and Brandon Sanders, and Marissa Carey; three brothers, Ray Sanders, Norton, Ohio, Carlton and Harry Sanders, both of Clarksburg; and four sisters, Mary Lear, Sykesville, Md., Glendine Jett, Thurmont, Md., Janet Kaiser, Walkersville, Md., and Norma Jean Weekley, Williamstown.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Herbert Sanders.

Mr. Sanders was a retired mold maker with over 42 years of service with Anchor Hocking Glass Co. and Penn Mold Co. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 2-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stephen Rector and the Rev. James Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

Dr. Josephine A. "Joann" Winters

Dr. Josephine A. "Joanne" Winters, 75, of 406 Second Ave., Nutter Fort, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at her mother's residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Clarksburg, a daughter of Goldie Brand Sommerville, 404 Second Ave., Nutter Fort, and the late Ralph R. Sommerville.

Her husband of 43 years, Orval W. Winters, whom she married on Aug. 16, 1946, preceded her in death on May 30, 1990.

Also surviving are one son, Gary S. Winters, Lake Floyd; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Carol) Julian and Mrs. Bruce (Kristina) Norton, both of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Lauren, Amy and Michael Julian, and Bethany Winters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dianne Sue Winters.

Mrs. Winters attended West Virginia and Ohio Wesleyan Colleges. She later received her Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Education from West Virginia University. For many years, she taught science classes in Harrison County schools and later worked as an educator in the Education Department at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, the Clarksburg League for Service and the Lake Floyd Club. She also worked as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. For 20 years, she and her husband were members of the local A.A.C.A. and enjoyed years of antique car tours and friendships. She was a 50-year member of the Clarksburg First United Methodist Church, where she served actively on many committees and organizations.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m.. Saturday at the Clarksburg First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Craig Michael conducting the service. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that contributions or memorials be directed to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26302-1680 or the American Cancer Society Harrison County Unit, UHC, Room 510 South, Clarksburg WV 26301.

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