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Obituaries for Monday, Nov. 6, 2000

James R. Albright

CLARKSBURG -- James R. Albright, 88, of Route 2, Lost Creek, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, following an extended illness.

He was born in Lumberport, a son of the late David M. and Daisy Welch Albright.

Surviving are two sons, Jeffry Albright, Lost Creek, and James Albright, Jane Lew; two daughters, Janice Albright, Clarksburg, and Mrs. "Janette" Alderman, Bristol; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Wine.

Mr. Albright served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired truck driver for Logan Corporation, with 20 years of service.

He was a member of the Johnstown Senior Citizens, the American Legion Post No. 13 and the Johnstown United Methodist Church.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike Street, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Leon Hevener officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Betty L. England Auvil

BELINGTON -- Betty L. England Auvil, 73, formerly of Belington, more recently of Euclid, Ohio, died at 4:35 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at the Wickliffe Country Place, Wickliffe, Ohio, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 25, 1927, at Belington, the dearest daughter of the late Chesley and Zora Ellen Moran Auvil.

Her husband, George E. Auvil, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, George R. Auvil and wife, Barbara, East Lake, Ohio, and Ronnie J. Auvil and wife, Sue, Menominee Falls, Wis.; one daughter, Marylyn Walker and husband, Norman, Euclid, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Chet Auvil and wife, Angela George, John, Jeffery and Sarah Auvil, Lee, Steven, Jennifer and Joseph Walker; one great-grandchild, Hunter Auvil; and one brother, Robert England and wife, Mary Lou, Montrose.

Mrs. Auvil attended the schools of Barbour County. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home, Belington, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and until 10 a.m. Wednesday, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor with the Rev. Kevin Gainer officiating. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery in Belington.

William Harvey Barrows

MANNINGTON -- William Harvey Barrows, 59, of New Martinsville, formerly of Mannington, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born March 20, 1941, at Mannington, a son of the late William Henry and Martha Ruth Hamilton Barrows.

Surviving are three brothers, Franklin E. Barrows, New Orleans, La., James R. Barrows, Mannington, and Thomas E. Barrows, New Martinsville; two sisters, Martha A. Brown, Levittown, Pa., and Linda F. Vespoint, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Masters Funeral Home, Mannington, from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. David Moutz officiating. Burial will follow at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery.

Myrtle Madgalene Cutright

FRAMETOWN -- Myrtle Madgalene Cutright, 91, of Frametown, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at CAMC General Division.

She was born Feb. 27, 1909, in Webster Springs, a daughter of the late Wade and Daisy McClure.

Her husband, Edwin J. Cutright, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Jean James, Frametown; two grandchildren, Doug James, Frametown, and Tammy James Grandia, Fraziers Bottom; four sisters, May Warner, Cleveland, Ohio, Mary Foster, Huron, Ohio, Daisy Helmick, Elkins, and Gracie Sanders; and two brothers, Coy McClure, both of Czar, and Fred McClure, Pickens.

She was also preceded in death by one son, James Robert Cutright; one daughter, Martha Katherine Cutright; three brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Cutright was a homemaker. She was a member of the Hope Baptist Church, Frametown.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hope Baptist Church, Frametown, with the Rev. Allen Donaldson and the Rev. Charles Steele officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Czar.

Okey W. "Butch" Marks

PHILIPPI -- Okey W. "Butch" Marks, 53, of Simpson community, Route 1, Flemington, died at 10:47 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born Feb. 1, 1947, at Simpson community, a son of the late Lewis and Naomi Riffle Marks.

Surviving are one son, William J. Libbrecht and wife, Kimberly; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Libbrecht, both of Salem, Ore.; his fiancé, Lula Kay Kisamore, Grafton; two sisters, Esta "Dump" Boggess and companion, Warren Mullins, and Virginia "Jenny" Utt, all of Simpson; one brother, Arnold Marks and wife, Georgia, Simpson; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Marks was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving with the U.S. Army. He was widely traveled.

He was adept at a number of occupations including auto mechanic and service attendant, welder, insulation installer, appliance repair and the various construction trades.

Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, Philippi, from 7-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, when funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel with Elder Oren Kinneer and Elders of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at Grafton, officiating. Interment will follow in the Matthews Cemetery near Grafton.

Fred "Red" Salentro

SHINNSTON -- Fred "Red" Salentro, 75, of High Street, Shinnston, died at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born June 8, 1925, at Monongahela, Pa., a son of the late Constantino and Carmella Arena Salentro.

His wife, Mary Rose Salentro, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Fred Jr. and Diana Salentro, Shinnston; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Mark Silverman, Tiburon, Calif.; three grandchildren, Joey Salentro, Parker and Paige Silverman; one brother, Dominick Salentro, Erie; his mother-in-law, Frances Rotunda, Shinnston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Rose; and three brothers, William, James and John Salentro.

Mr. Salentro attended Victory High School and then entered the U.S. Army, where he served during World War II.

He retired from Consolidation Coal Company, Robinson Run Mine No. 95, Shinnston.

He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston, American Legion Post 31, Shinnston, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 573, Clarksburg, and U.M.W. of A. Local 1501.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from noon - 9 p.m. today. Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:15 p.m. today at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with Father Karl Wohinc as celebrant. Entombment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery Mausoleum.

Alda Elma Summers

BUCKHANNON -- Alda Elma Summers, 79, of One Coleman Place, Buckhannon, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at her home.

She was born Oct. 6, 1921, at Morgantown, a daughter of the late William Buzzard and Rosa Lilly Buzzard.

Her husband, Clifford L. Summers, whom she married June 6, 1941, survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are two sons, Clifford L. Summers II, Mount Pleasant, N.C., and Gary W. Summers, Buckhannon; one sister, Imogene B. King, Parkersburg; three grandsons, Clifford Joseph Summers, Huntersville, N.C., Jonathan L. Summers, Indianapolis, Ind., and Jeffrey W. Summers, Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Alicia Ann Summers, Mount Pleasant; and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Richard Dowell Summers.

Mrs. Summers was the program director at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Buckhannon.

She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Auxiliary, Fred Brooks Garden Club, Buckhannon Women's Club, Church Women United, Pioneer Home Economists and Kappa Omicron Nu.

She taught home economics before going to work for West Virginia University as an Upshur County cooperative extension agent. She joined the staff of WVWC as campus center program board director in 1963, a position she held until retirement.

She was known locally as a talented artist, a lover of flowers and a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Mark Flynn and the Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin officiating. Burial will be in Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ivan Dale Triplett

PHILIPPI -- Ivan Dale Triplett, 78, of Mansfield Addition, Philippi, died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, under the care of Mountain Hospice.

He was born June 22, 1929, in Randolph County, a son of the late Perry and Marthe Carver Triplett.

His wife, the former Freddie Grace Summerfield Kimbrew, whom he married April 4, 1977, survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Barbara Ludle, Beverly, Shelby (Linda Gail) Crowl, Buckhannon, Bessie Lee Scott, Huntington, and Ralph (Virginia Faye) Amick, Beaver; six sons, Larry Stephen Summerfield, Tampa, Fla., Clifton Riley Summerfield, Ionia, Mich., Thomas Jefferson Kimbrew Jr., Moatsville, Archer Earl Kimbrew, San Jose, Calif., Douglas Kelley Kimbrew, Bradenton, Fla., and Brian Curtis Kimbrew, Marlinton; one sister, Dorothy Schoonover, Chenoweth Creek Road, Elkins; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three sons, Michael Kimbrew, Charles Grant Kimbrew and Ricky Allen Kimbrew; three sisters and six brothers.

Mr. Triplett worked for several years for Sun Rubber and Tire, Akron, Ohio. He was retired disabled from Kingsford Charcoal Company at Parsons.

He was a World War II veteran having served in the Army. He was a member of the Elkins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, Philippi, after 2 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Memorial Gardens at Elkins, with the American Legion Post No. 44 offering graveside rites.

Edna C. Wilson

NUTTER FORT -- Edna C. "Edd" Wilson, 92, of Zach's Run, Quiet Dell, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, in the Clarksburg Continuous Care Center where she had been a resident since December 1998.

She was born Dec. 1, 1907, on Klondike Hill, Monongalia County, the fifth of 10 children of Joseph French and Elizabeth Anna (Efaw) Lough.

Her husband, Lester Earl "Buck" Wilson, whom she married in 1932, preceded her in death November 1968.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Wilson, Hutchinson, and Gene Wilson, Lakewood, Wash.; six grandchildren, Rick, Mark and Eric Wilson, all of Shinnston; Chris Wilson, Lakewood, Wash.; Doug Wilson, St. Charles, Mo., and Jennifer Wilson, Pomona, Calif.; three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers, George, Joe, Simon, Earl, Arthur and Buddy; and three sisters, Hazel, Ivy and Viola.

Mrs. Wilson and her husband moved to Shinnston in 1932, where they were active members of the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Shinnston Fire Department, where her husband was a volunteer member.

She and her husband moved to Zach's Run, Quiet Dell, after her husband's retirement in September 1966. After his death she became active in the Quiet Dell Nutrition and Senior Center, and then the Nutter Fort Center.

She enjoyed baking and quilting.

At her request, a memorial service will be held at the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Mary Ellen Finegan presiding. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort.

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