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Obituaries for Monday, Oct. 9, 2000

Lloyd Alvarez

MORGANTOWN -- Lloyd Alvarez, 72, of Gainer Street, Morgantown, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Spelter, a son of the late Joe and Nola Alvarez.

His wife, Mary Lemley Alvarez, survives.

Also surviving are three sons and spouses, Ralph "Rusty" and Libby Alvarez, Victor William and Beverly Alvarez, all of Morgantown, and Joe and Lorraine Alvarez, Bruceton Mills; one sister, Mary Tonkavich, San Antonio, Texas; and six grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Manuel Alvarez; and one grandchild.

Mr. Alvarez was a member of the Beth Haven Baptist Church.

He was a graduate of Victory High School, Clarksburg, and attended West Virginia University. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy.

He was employed as a UMWA member at the Pursglove No. 15, Coal Mines, and a mine supervisor at the Blacksville No. 1 Mine and retired as a federal mine inspector with MSHA.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 173, and was an avid square dancer for 20 years.

Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. David Coe officiating. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Donations may be made in his memory to Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Development Office, P.O. Box 9300, Morgantown, WV 26506-9300.

Harold Eugene Bailey

FRANKLIN -- Harold Eugene Bailey, 79, of Franklin, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 9, 1920, at Weston, a son of the late Gerald Bailey and Raytee Heater.

His wife, Dorothy M. Linger survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Jane Beachler, Franklin; one son, Harold E. Bailey Jr., Weston; one sister, Geraldine Cochran, Bridgeport; and six grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Linger.

Mr. Bailey was a member of American Legion No. 30 DAV. He graduated from Weston High School in 1940.

He was a member of Franklin United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin. Funeral services will be held at Franklin United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Walter Mullins officiating. Burial will be at Pine Crest, Franklin.

Memorial may be made to the charity of ones choice.

Virgil R. Bell

MARTINSBURG -- Virgil R. Bell, 84, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in City Hospital.

He was born Nov. 1, 1915, in Kincheloe, a son of the late R. Guy Bell and Ella Brown Bell.

His wife of 58 years, Olive Smith Bell, survives at home.

Also surviving are one son, Richard "Rick" Bell; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda Bell Brown and Jonathan Brown, all of Martinsburg; one brother, Eugene Bell, Fairmont; three sisters, Agnes Griffin and Wanda Life, both of Columbus, Ohio, and June Hay, Sebring, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Bell.

Mr. Bell was retired from E.I. DuPont Nemours and Company with 25 years of service.

He was a member of Tuscarora Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, receiving the Bronze Star and Good Conduct medal.

He was a 1935 graduate of United High School, West Milford. He was a member of Berkeley Post No. 14, American Legion, the National Rifle Association and the DuPont Retiree's Association.

The family will receive friends at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, from 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Forbes officiating. Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, Mid-Atlantic Division Inc., P.O. Pox 6907, Charleston, WV 25334-9070 or to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Charles Alan "Chuck" Carroll

SHINNSTON -- Charles Alan "Chuck" Carroll, 44, of Factory Street, Shinnston, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000.

He was born May 7, 1956, in Clarksburg, a son of William "Shorty" and Mary Elouise Criss Carroll, Shinnston.

Also surviving are three brothers and sisters-in-law, William "Bill" and Rejeana Carroll, Glouster, Ohio, Donald and Sherry Carroll, Shinnston, John and Candy Carroll, Trimble, Ohio; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Edward Strawser, Ashville, Ohio, and Pamela and Dave Harvey, Mannington; six nieces and six nephews; one great-niece and two great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Lee Carroll; and one great-nephew, Branson Tyler Moore.

Mr. Carroll was a car detailer for West Fork Motor's in Shinnston. He enjoyed sports and fishing.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, after 2 p.m. today, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery.

Leon A. Clegg III

KILLEEN, Texas -- Leon A. Clegg III, 54, of Killeen, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 13, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Leon A. Clegg II and Ethel M. Clegg.

Surviving are two sons, Guy A. Clegg, Pensacola, Fla., and Trevor S. Clegg, New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Nicole M. Clegg, Killeen, and Kiecho Clegg; two sisters, Yvonne Kyle, Pensacola, Fla., and Jackie Holmes, Jacksonville, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Matthew Lawrence; and two sisters, Edyth Thompson and Quertha Suggs.

Mr. Clegg was presently employed with Hawk Security in Killeen.

He served in the U.S. Army receiving an honorable discharge. He served in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachute Badge, Sharpshooter Badge Rifle M16 and Expert Grenade Badge. He was a Green Beret, Airborne Special Forces.

He was raised in Philadelphia. He received a bachelor of arts degree in History from Marshall University, Huntington, in 1977.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9191.

He received his license to preach Nov. 8, 1998 from Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston.

He had lived in Killeen since June 1999. He was past minister of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church and a member of Union Mission Church, Charleston, until April 1991.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crawford-Bowers Chapel with Pastor Shawn Moton officiating. Burial will be Tuesday with military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.

Charles E. "PJ" Henline

WESTON -- Charles E. "PJ" Henline, 30, of Route 1, Box 9, Salem, died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, as the result of an auto accident in Salem.

He was born Feb. 5, 1970, in Weston, a son of Joyce Ann Church Henline, who survives in Bristol, and the late Denver Owen Henline Jr.

His wife, the former Jennifer Underwood, whom he married June 15, 1991, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Charles E. "CJ" Henline; and two daughters, Dora A. Brook Henline and Christina Ann Henline, all at home; two brothers, Daniel L. Henline, Salem, and Denver O. Henline III, Mount Clare; one sister, Tonya Kenney, Wallace; his paternal grandmother, Gladys Hitt Henline, Weston, and maternal grandmother, Helen Church, Weston.

Mr. Henline was a Baptist by faith and was employed at Summit Tower Services as a foreman in tower construction.

He was a graduate of Liberty High School class of 1990 and enjoyed motorcycles, boating and camping. He loved his family and friends.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 4-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Interment will follow in the Orlando Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for a college builder fund.

Wesley William Hood

CLARKSBURG -- Wesley William Hood, 50, of Meadowbrook, died suddenly at 11:44 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 20, 1949, in Clarksburg, a son of Jack Hood, Clarksburg, and the late Ruth Layfield Hood.

His wife, Patricia Helmick Hood, whom he married June 25, 1969, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Wesley Hood, Clarksburg; two daughters, Melisha Harbert, Lumberport, and Marianne Foster, Clarksburg; one sister, Margaret Jones, Gaithersburg, Md.; eight grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hood was a laborer having worked for several construction firms. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the Army.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 573, Clarksburg, American Legion Post 31, Shinnston, and the Purple Heart and American Disabled Veterans.

He received the Vietnam Service Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star with V Device. He also served in the Counteroffensive, Vietnam Counteroffensive Phase IV and Vietnam Counteroffensive Phase V.

Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike Street, Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Pastor Tom Patton officiating. Interment will be at the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3081, The American Legion Post 12 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 24. Chapter 418 Military Order of the Purple Heart will hold service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Carroll Shanks

NEW BERN, N.C. -- James Carroll Shanks, 87, of New Bern, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Britthaven of New Bern.

His wife of 62 years, Lucienne Shanks, survives in New Bern.

Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Amos Phillips Jr., Charlotte, N.C., and Carolyn and Dean Terry, Baltimore, Md.

Mr. Shanks graduated from West Virginia University. He was a member of the Pi Sigma Kappa Fraternity.

He worked for Union Carbide for 35 years and served in the U.S. Army as Lt. Col. He was in World War II in the Ninth Army Headquarters and received the Bronze Star.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, New Bern, with Deacon Bill Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Catholic Church Building Fund, 3005 Country Club Rd., New Bern, NC 28560.

Bernard Stonestreet

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Bernard James Stonestreet, 53, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at his home.

Surviving are five children, Dennis and Gary Stonestreet, both of Ohio, Virginia Stonestreet, Chesterfield, Bernice Ann Vickers and James Stonestreet, both of Richmond; two brothers, Carl and Leonard V.; three sisters, Nancy, Betty and Rosemary, all of Clarksburg; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Bernard J. Stonestreet II.

Mr. Stonestreet was a native of Clarksburg. He was a Virginia Peninsula resident for the past 26 years.

He was a construction worker by trade.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. today at the Weymouth Funeral Home, Newport News. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.

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