|Obituaries for January 25, 2000
CHARLESTON -- Stephen Gregory Chapman, 29, of Scott Depot, formerly of Bridgeport, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at his home following an extended illness.
He is the son of William G. and Roberta Chapman, Bridgeport.
Surviving is his wife, Kimberly Chapman.
Also surviving are his paternal grandparents, William C. and Neva Chapman, Salem.
Mr. Chapman was assistant vice president of Loan Administration at United National Bank, Charleston. He was a graduate of West Virginia University.
He was a former secretary-treasurer of Robert Morris Associates, Carolina-Virginia Chapter and a former member of the fund distribution committee for United Way of Kanawha Valley. He was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church, where he belonged to the church choir.
Wilson's Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.
PHILIPPI -- Mary Elizabeth Cole, 94, a resident of 102 North Walnut St., Philippi, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 6, 1905, in Laurel Creek, a daughter of the late Grant and Mary Elizabeth Hoffman McDaniel.
She married Artie J. Cole, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Curtis (Elizabeth Ann) McDaniel, Grafton; one great-niece, Mrs. John (Shelia) Spino; one great-nephew, Curtis McDaniel Jr.; and three great-great-nieces, Gino Spino, Andrea Spino and Ashley McDaniel.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been also preceded in death by three sisters, Lillie Moats, Anna Viola Moats and Alice, who died in infancy and two brothers, Herbert McDaniel and Stuart McDaniel.
Mrs. Cole was a graduate of Philippi High School, Alderson-Broaddus College, attended Salem College and received a master's degree from West Virginia University.
She was a dedicated educator in Barbour County, having taught school for more than 30 years. She was principal for nine years at Berryburg and Galloway.
Mrs. Cole was responsible financially for many underprivileged children getting a college degree education.
She was a member of Dorcas Rebekah Lodge No. 275, Business and Professional Woman's Club, Shooks Run Homemakers Club, a member of the Republican Executive Committee and was ballot commissioner for many years.
She was a member of Pleasant Creek United Methodist Church. In later years, she attended Crim Memorial United Methodist Church where she served as secretary and treasurer of her Sunday school class.
SALEM -- Patty A. Davis, 67, a resident of Sunbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Randolph Terrace Apartments, Salem, died at 10:08 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at the facility following an extended illness.
She was born May 26, 1932, in Mt. Clare, a daughter of the late Carl Woodson and Arleta Irene Junkins Woodson.
Her husband, Kenneth Eugene "Gene" Davis, whom she married June 14, 1991, preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Debra "Debbie") Lowe, Kathy Thomey and fiance, Joe Loretta, and Shiela Seckman, all of Clarksburg; two sons, Michael Davis and wife, Patty, Salem, Steven Davis and wife, Shirley, Conway, Pa.; one brother, William Woodson and wife, Sue, Salem; one sister-in-law, Loretta Woodson, Wolf Summit; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carl G. Woodson and Richard Woodson and one sister, Mary Murphy.
Mrs. Davis was a homemaker and Protestant.
CLARKSBURG -- Blanche Devaughn Ferguson, 71, of 126 Tuna St., Clarksburg, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
She was born in Marion County, Oct. 4, 1928, a daughter of the late Isaac H. Ansel and Goldie E. Howard Ansel.
Surviving are one son and a daughter-in-law, John and Lola Ferguson Jr., Clarksburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and John Hyde, Saltwell; one sister, Verna Ansel, Clarksburg; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Laura Ansel, Pearland, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Ansel.
Mrs. Ferguson was a charter member of the Clarksburg Nazarene Church. She graduated from Washington Irving High School and was a volunteer at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Clarksburg.
She was a member of the Pierce Makers Quilting Club and a member of the Navy Mothers Club.
Mrs. Ferguson retired from the former Brockway Glass Co. with 27 years of service, working in the packing department.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Gary D. Sidle presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
WESTON -- George Dewey Hawkins, 76, of Route 1, Weston, died at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, following an extended illness.
He was born April 12, 1923, in Lewis County, a son of the late Maynard D. Hawkins and Olive Virginia Jordon Hawkins.
On Oct. 3, 1942, he married the former Stella Marie Fisher, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Sue and Charles Rogers, Weston, and Dianna Lynn Pfaff, Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandsons, Jeff Rogers, Mike and Marc Pfaff; one great-grandson and four great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three infant brothers.
Mr. Hawkins was retired from Equitrans Natural Gas with 42 years of service as chief engineer of Copley Station.
He was a member of the Brownsville United Methodist Church, where he was Sunday school superintendent. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army, where he was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European-African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, and World War II Victory Medal.
Mr. Hawkins was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of West Union, No. 1308, Disabled American Veterans No. 51 of Weston and the American Legion Post No. 4 of Weston.
He was a member of Weston Moose Lodge No. 1376, the Lewis County Senior Citizens and the West Virginia Oil and Gas Association.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Clifford West officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.
Military graveside honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 4, American Legion Post No. 166 of Jane Lew, Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 51, Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 5131, Central West Virginia Chapter No. 697 and the Military Order of Purple Heart.
PARSONS -- Nancy "Mae" Hile, 98, a patient at Cortland Acres Nursing Home, Thomas, formerly of St. George, died Sunday evening, Jan. 23, 2000, at the nursing home. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to Alzheimer's Disease.
She was born Jan. 23, 1902, in Pleasant Vale community near St. George, a daughter of the late James Quinter and Minnie Martha Bolyard Auvil.
On July 3, 1918, in Oakland, Md., she married Albert S. Hile, who preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1972.
Surviving are three sons, Foster Allen Hile and wife, Dorothy, Holly Meadows, Albert Junior Hile and wife, Lylah, Terry Lynn Hile and wife, Judy, all of St. George; one daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Marie) Phillips, Parsons; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been also preceded in death by two sisters, Ada Hanline and infant Elizabeth Auvil and one great-grandson, Justin Bishoff.
Mrs. Hile attended the one-room school at the Pleasant Vale community near Leadmine. She was a member of the Farm Bureau.
In 1968, she and her husband were awarded first place in the Farming for Better Living of Tucker County. She was Methodist.
FAIRMONT -- Daney M. Morgan, 77, of River Run Road, Fairmont, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at her home.
She was born in Marion County, Nov. 15, 1922, a daughter of the late Edward and Delphia Keener Willis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fleming Morgan.
Surviving are two daughters, Bertha Ann Brumage and Sadie E. Thompson, and one sister, Ellen Fox, all of Fairmont; seven grandchildren, Robert Morgan, Lawrence Brumage, Samantha Sikes, Kenneth Thompson, Jessie Thompson, Sandra Thompson and Nancy Garrison; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by one son, David L. Thompson; one grandson, Joseph Brumage; two brothers, Edward Willis and Lawrence Wilis; and two sisters, Mable Runion and Merel Knight.
Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker and mother. She was Baptist.
Among her hobbies were knitting, sewing, crocheting, and gardening.
WESTON -- Ruth Maxine Self, 77, of H.C. 64, Alum Bridge, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late W.L. Warner and Ella Bailey Warner.
On Oct. 18, 1946, she married Orval Lynn Self, who preceded her in death on July 21, 1999.
Surviving are one son, Bill Self, Alum Bridge; two grandsons, Bill Self Jr. and Joseph Lee Yeager; two granddaughters, Crystal Brooke Hitt and Maranda Dawn Whipkey; two great-grandchildren, Dillon Michael Self and Erika Lynn Davis; and two brothers, Billy Warner, Florida, and Craig Warner, Ohio.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Self was a homemaker and a member of the Doyle Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. today at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Bill Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery.
CLARKSBURG -- Katherine V. Cox Shields, 69, of Haymond Highway, Clarksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at her residence.
She was born June 11, 1930, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Robert S. and Naoma Howard Jenkins.
Twice married, her first husband, Harold "Tink" Cox, preceded her in death in 1963. Her second husband, James F. Shields Jr., preceded her in death in 1995.
Surviving are six sons and daughters-in-law, Charles "Mike" and Mary Cox, Keith Cox and Sandra, James "J.C." Cox, David and Jodi Cox, LaVaugh "Vonnie" Cox, all of Clarksburg, and Dale Cox, Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Linda) Black, Tallahassee, Fla., Jeanette Cox and Deborah Cox, both of Clarksburg; two stepsons, James Shields Jr. and Michael Shields, both of Clarksburg; two stepdaughters, Mrs. James (Lucille) Clark and Irene Shields, both of Clarksburg; three brothers, Chester D. Jenkins and Russell Forney Jenkins, both of Philippi, and Ferry Dillon Jenkins, Lancing, Mich.; three sisters, Elsie L. Harris, Galloway, Mary Evelyn Jones, Philippi, and Lillian Chisolm, Harding; 19 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert S. Jenkins Jr.
Friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. today. Her body will then be taken to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church, with Pastor David A. Kates officiating. Interment will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery.
CLARKSBURG -- Garry Lynn Weekly, 45, of North 20th St., Clarksburg, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born on Oct. 3, 1954, in Clarksburg, a son of Phyllis Tenda Weekly, who survives in Clarksburg, and the late Jack James Weekly.
Also surviving are three daughters, Crystal Carr, Clarksburg, Jamie L. Weekly, Morgantown, and Samantha D. Weekly, Oregon; two brothers, Edward Weekly, Florida; and one sister, Chyrell D. Weekly Cano, Coline, Texas.
Mr. Weekly was a coal miner and a member of Roy E. Parrish American Legion Post No. 13. He was Methodist.
There will be no visitation. A service of remembrance will take place at the convenience of the family.
Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CLARKSBURG -- Robert Lee Yanero Sr., 71, of P.O. Box 8105, Nutter Fort, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at his residence.
He was born in Fairmont, May 31, 1928, a son of the late Felix Yanero and Stephanie Delligatti Yanero.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Lee and Jennifer Yanero Jr., Fairmont, and Felix and Allison Yanero, Fairmont; one daughter, Suzanne Phillips, Shinnston; his former wife, Betty Newell Yanero, Shinnston; two brothers, Anthony and James Yanero, both of Fairmont; five grandchildren, Robert Joseph, Beth and Barbara Yanero, Amber Phillips and April Duncan; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Yanero was Catholic. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and was a retired West Virginia State Tax Examiner with 37 years of service.
There will be no public visitation.
The Rev. Father Stanley T. Tuchalski will conduct private, Catholic burial rites at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, where full military rites will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3081, Grafton, American Legion Post No. 12, Taylor County and Disabled American Veterans No. 24.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, WV, 25302.