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Obituaries for Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000

Ralph D. Bradley

BRIDGEPORT -- Ralph D. Bradley, 77, of 202 Ridgeway Drive, Bridgeport, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Wishing Well Health Center, Fairmont.

He was born Sept. 14, 1922, at Mobley, a son of the late Russell F. and Myrtle Gump Bradley.

His wife of 57 years, Arlene Kiger, of Mannington, whom he married Oct. 24, 1942, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Terry Ann and Edward Glover of New Martinsville; one granddaughter, Holly Ann Kocher and husband, Stephen; one great-grandson, Jared Alec Kocher; and one step great-grandson, Brandon Stephen Kocher, all of New Martinsville.

Mr. Bradley was a graduate of Pine Grove High School and attended Fairmont State College. He was a teacher in Wetzel County prior to entering military service in World War II. He served three years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, including two years in the Central European Campaign.

On Feb. 1, 1988, he retired from Consolidated Gas Transmission Corporation with 41 years 11 months service, having worked at Hastings, Mannington District and 24 years in the production office.

He was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for five years. He was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Men.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Allen Funeral Home, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bridgeport United Methodist Church, 251 Worthington Drive, Bridgeport. The funeral will be held in the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Steven E. Dorsey and the Rev. Mark E. Smith conducting. The interment will follow at the Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport.

In lieu of flowers, the families request that contributions be made to the Bridgeport United Methodist Church Permanent Fund, 251 Worthington Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330.

Clarinda O. 'Clara' Delaney

CLARKSBURG -- Clarinda O. "Clara" Delaney, 73, of Henry Ford Ave., P.K. Addition, Clarksburg, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 16, 1927, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Archie and Susan Masters Rollins.

Her husband, Charles Edward Delaney Sr., whom she married April 13, 1944, preceded her in death July 14, 1963.

Surviving are two daughters, Leona Delaney Rowan and Alice Delaney Murphy, both of Clarksburg; five sons, Charles Edward Delaney Jr., Archie Lee Delaney, Daniel Joseph Delaney, Roy Nelson Delaney and Harry Donald Delaney Sr., all of Clarksburg; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Leona Bell) Riddle and Mrs. Wesley (Mary Ann) Riddle, both of Clarksburg; and one brother, Charles Sherman Rollins, Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three sons, Thomas, Bobby and Harold Ray Delaney; two daughters, Martha Jean and Debra Eve Delaney; one grandson, Joshua Frank Delaney; one great-grandson, Cecil J. Murphy III; one sister, Lucy Nazelrod; and one brother, Perry Rollins.

Mrs. Delaney was Pentecostal by faith.

Friends and family may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday where a funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Deloris White officiating. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Carl W. Humphreys

BELINGTON -- Carl Woodbridge Humphreys, 94, of 1301 Crim Ave., Belington, died at 8:24 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 25, 1906, in Barbour County, a son of the late Fitzhugh and Etta Finley Humphreys.

His wife, the former Edith Elnora Skeen, whom he married in 1953, preceded him in death Nov. 2, 1978.

Surviving are one son, Dale Walker, Grove City, Pa.; three grandchildren; one niece, Helen Humphreys Heyl, Morgantown; his caretaker, Mickey Wagoner, Belington; one stepson, William O. Barnett, last known of Hudson, N.H.; and several step grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Georgie Humphreys; two brothers, Charlie Humphreys and Letcher G. Humphreys; and one stepson, Edward Barnett.

Mr. Humphreys was a retired equipment operator in heavy construction. He was a Protestant by faith.

Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m. Monday at the Belington Fraternal Cemetery. Schoonover-Stemple Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

Phyllis Ann Wade Schlegel

MORGANTOWN -- Phyllis Ann Wade Schlegel, 74, of Carrizozo, N.M., formerly of Salem, and Morgantown, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Monongalia General Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born July 18, 1926, in Salem, a daughter of the late Herschel D. and Blanche Sharp Wade.

Her husband of 29 years, Woodrow A. Schlegel of New Mexico, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and spouse, Roy E. and Melissa Tidrick Emerson, Morgantown; one son, Brice W. Tidrick, Coolville, Ohio; two stepchildren, Joseph D. Schlegel, Great Falls, Mont., and Karen L. Staggs, Manchester, Tenn.; five grandchildren and spouses, William and Jocelyn Emerson Oldland, Sheffield, Ala., Robert and Cassandra Emerson Parsons, Port St. Lucie, Fla., Jeremy R. Emerson and Amanda J. Emerson, Morgantown, and Heather D. Tidrick, Coolville; two great-granddaughters, Sarah Grace Oldland and Summer Anne Parsons; two step grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Jane Wade, Salem.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Kathleen Wade Harbert and Martha Marie Wade.

Mrs. Schlegel graduated from Salem College, Salem, in 1948 with a degree in music. She previously worked for West Virginia University, the Dominion Post and Drummond Chapel United Methodist Church in Morgantown, where she was choir director and organist.

She was retired from the Carrizozo Clinic, where she worked as a receptionist and assistant. During her lifetime she taught many private piano students and was always involved in church music ministry wherever she lived.

At the time of her death, she was pianist and choir director at Trinity United Methodist Church in Carrizozo, where she was also a member. She was also very involved in civic and church organizations in Carrizozo.

She was chairperson of the Board of Directors at New Horizons Developmental Center. She was past president and current treasurer of the United Methodist Women. She was president of the local chapter of the National Association for Family and Community Education. She was a member of the Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce and the Carrizozo Women's Club.

Cremation services were provided by Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown. A memorial service will be held at Suncrest United Methodist Church, Drummond Chapel Campus, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, with the Rev. Ronald McCauley and the Rev. Kirk B. Haas officiating. A reception will follow. A memorial service will also be held in Carrizozo, N.M., at a date to be determined later. An interment service will be held at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Salem, also at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: New Horizons Developmental Center, P.O. Box 187, Carrizozo, N.M. 88301 or Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 397, Carrizozo, N.M. 88301.

Olive C. Shingleton

BRIDGEPORT -- Olive Corene Shingleton, 67, of West Philadelphia Avenue, Bridgeport, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born April 7, 1933, in Enterprise, a daughter of the late Dhring and Olive Cunningham McCauley.

Her husband, Olen Brooks Shingleton Sr., preceded her in death in 1922.

Surviving are four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Dhring and Christine McCauley, Wolf Summit, James McCauley, North Carolina, William and Shirl McCauley, Cleveland, Ohio, and Bobby McCauley, Grafton; and a close friend, Sylvia Pearl Cottrill, Bridgeport.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Raymond McCauley; and one sister, Leda Belle Lance, Urbana, Ohio.

Mrs. Shingleton was a homemaker. She was a member of the Four State Tabernacle, Four States.

A graveside service will be held at the Hepzibah Cemetery, Taylor County, at 10 a.m. Monday with Opal Shuttlesworth conducting the service. The arrangements are being handled by the Allen Funeral Home, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport.

Mrs. Merrellene Margret Watson

POCA -- Mrs. Merrellene Margret Watson, 63, of Red House, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane.

Surviving are three daughters, Misha Mullins, Belington, Lydia Henderson, Pasadena, Md., and Kelly Williams, Hurricane; four sons, Mickey, Paul and Fred Watson, all of Red House, and John Watson, Liberty; two stepdaughters, Loraine Magaw, Eleanor, and Myrna Farley, Hurricane; one stepson, Jim Watson, Columbus, Ohio; five sisters, Mary Walker, Florida, Marion Walker and Myrna Gene Solmon, both of Toronto, Ohio, Alma Rhea Trocio, Gardena, Calif., and Irene Read, Burk Burnett, Texas; three brothers, Ira Locke, Toronto, Arie Zane Locke and Richard Locke, both of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren and 16 step great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Watson was a homemaker. She was a former employee of C&O Motors, St. Albans.

Visitation will be at the Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, from 4-7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in the Post Chapel Cemetery, Crawford, Lewis County. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the cemetery.

Ethel B. Steele

FLATWOODS -- Ethel B. Steele, 93, of Copen, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at her home after a long illness.

She was born April 17, 1907, in Webster County, a daughter of the late Henry Lee Sandy and Molly King Sandy.

Her husband, Johnnie Steele, preceded her in death Feb. 12, 1983.

Surviving are one daughter, Deanna Yost, Copen; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Mrs. Steele was a homemaker. She was a member of the Little Kanawha Independent Church at Burnsville.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Copen Cemetery, Copen.

Penelope Ada Schock Winland

MORGANTOWN --Penelope Ada Schock Winland, 57, of Route 1, Clarksburg, formerly of Trenton, Mich., died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at her home.

She was born Jan. 18, 1943, in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., a daughter of the late William Theodore and Geraldine Alice Roth Schock.

Her husband, C. Lewis Winland, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Alyce D. and spouse, Mark Ash, Morgantown; two sons, Hiram and spouse, Lori McLaughlin, Parkersburg, and Zachary W., Clarksburg; one grandson, Tyler Mark Ash, Morgantown; one brother, Theodore William and spouse, Sherry Schock, Southgate, Mich.; one niece, Jayne; and one nephew, Anthony.

Mrs. Winland was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.

She was a graduate of Trenton High School, Virginia Farrell Beauty School and Wayne State University. She was a teacher for the Detroit Public Board of Education and was a marketing representative for Leggs, CrossMark and K&M Jewelry Lantis.

Cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown. A memorial service will be held at the Bridgeport United Methodist Church, Bridgeport, at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Stephen Dorsey officiating. Graveside services and interment will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Riverview, Mich., at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Penelope Schock Winland Charity Trust, c/o Citizens Bank, 265 High St., Morgantown, WV 26505.