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Obituaries for Tuesday, July 4

Larry M. Carpenter Nadine E. Carpenter

SHINNSTON -- Larry Michael Carpenter, 49, and Nadine Efaw Carpenter, 48, of Route 1, Lumberport, Bennett's Run, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Montrose, S.D., as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Mr. Carpenter was born Dec. 20, 1950, in Clarksburg, a son of Ruby Stewart Carpenter, Nutter Fort, and the late Buddy Carpenter.

Mrs. Carpenter was born Nov. 26, 1951, in Mannington, a daughter of the late Glen and Ruth Shuman Efaw.

They were married Dec. 27, 1970, and had one son, Adam Carpenter, Bridgeport, and one daughter, Mrs. Ben (Cyndi) Jones, Mt. Clare.

Mr. Carpenter is also survived by one brother, Craig Carpenter, Bennett's Run, and one sister, Roxie Williams, Shinnston.

Mrs. Carpenter is also survived by one brother, Wayne Efaw, Mannington, and one sister, Mrs. Jimmy (Ethel) Snider, Jones Run.

They also had several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Carpenter was a graduate of Lumberport High School, Class of 1969, and was a member of Jones Run Independent Church. He was a former coal miner, having last worked at Consolidation Coal Company's Robinson Run No. 95 Mine.

He was the operator of Carp's Service Center, where he serviced Gold Wing motorcycles, and Carp's Blackpowder Shop. He was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, where he served as senior district educator, the West Virginia Muzzleloaders Association, where he served as a past chief, the National Muzzleloader Association, the Honda Red Riders Club of America, the Appalachian Rangers Muzzleloader Club, where he served as past range officer, and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

Mrs. Carpenter was a graduate of Mannington High School, Class of 1969, and a member of Jones Run Independent Church.

She was the owner of Carp's Service Center and Carp's Blackpowder Shop. She was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, where she was a co-senior district educator, the West Virginia Muzzleloaders Association, the National Muzzleloader Association, and the Appalachian Rangers Muzzleloaders Club, where she served as treasurer.

Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 2 p.m. Thursday, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Jim McClain officiating. Interment will be in the Lions Club Cemetery, Lumberport.

Hazel M. Collins

WEBSTER SPRINGS -- Hazel M. Collins, 66, of 300 Elk St., Webster Springs, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born April 24, 1934, in Wendell, a daughter of the late Issac Coontz and Ola Coontz.

Surviving are one son, David (Arlene) Cogar, Sutton; three daughters, Carol (Frank) Koslak, Clarksburg, Sharon (Dave) Rice, Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Susan (Bob) Long, Lucasville, Ohio; two brothers, Lindy Coontz, Florida, and Richard Coontz, Webster Springs; two sisters, Margel Brooks, Webster Springs, and Joyce Talbott, Akron, Ohio; two grandsons, Michael Hosey, Clarksburg, and Tim Koslak, Clinton, Md.; four granddaughters, Robin Hosey, Medina, Ohio, Michelle Koslak and Amy Miller, both of Clarksburg, and Melanie Rice, Wheelersburg, Ohio, and her companion, Ray Cogar, Webster Springs.

She was also preceded in death by one son, William Cogar; one brother, Sterling Coontz, and two sisters, Katy Postelwait and Reta Pugh.

Ms. Collins was a homemaker and Methodist.

Memorial contributions may be made to Barton United Methodist Church, in care of the FUMC, 120 Church St., Webster Springs, WV 26288.

William Noah Bott

WESTON -- William Noah Bott, 80, of Route 1, Horner, died at 4:20 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born Nov. 13, 1919, in Vandalia, a son of the late W.E. Bott and Della Crawford Bott.

On Sept. 4, 1947, he married the former Ethel M. Finster, who preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 1998.

Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Dennison, Walkersville, and Mary L. Hawkins, Jane Lew; a friend, Mary Jane Ables, Horner, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bott was a farmer and cattleman, and a former deputy sheriff. He was a member of the Vandalia United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Clyde Gidley officiating. Interment will follow in the Wimer Cemetery, Straight Fork.

Bette Jean Duncan

CLARKSBURG -- Bette Jean Duncan, 62, of Route 6, Box 550, Clarksburg, died at 1:05 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital.

She was born May 24, 1938, in Braddock, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert C. Hummell and Winifred Poxon Hummell.

Her husband, Edwin L. Duncan Sr., whom she married May 29, 1959, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kimberly A. Duncan, Dublin, Ohio; two sons and daughters-in-law, David W. and Colleen M. Duncan, Chesapeake, Va., and Robert J. and Kimberly A. Duncan, Arlington, Tenn.; one daughter-in-law, Sally Duncan, Clarksburg; seven grandchildren, Rachael, Tina, Edwin III, Felicia, Jacob, Shawn and Haley; three great-grandchildren, Cierrah, Sarah and Alisha.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Edwin L. Duncan Jr.

Mrs. Duncan was Methodist and a registered nurse. She was a 1956 graduate of Washington Irving High School, Clarksburg, and a 1959 graduate of the St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Orville Wright presiding. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Matthew J. Hyre Sr.

WESTON -- Matthew J. Hyre Sr., 89, of 408 Delaware Ave., Weston, died at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon.

He was born May 31, 1911, in Lewis County, a son of the late John M. and Flora Lenora Fisher Hyre.

His wife of 54 years, the former Edith M. Paugh, whom he married March 2, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Matthew "John" Hyre Jr., Weston, and Tracy Hyre, Mabank, Texas; one daughter, Karen C. Ford, Odenton, Md.; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Michael Hyre, and four sisters, May Adolt, Mary Harris, Madeline Brown and Mildred Sims.

Mr. Hyre was a retired glass blower in that skilled field for more than 50 years. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing as long as his health permitted.

He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, where he served as head usher for 32 years, and was a member of the VFW. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the European Theater with the 6th Cavalry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, five Battle Stars, the Unit President Citation and the Good Conduct Medal.

Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Weston, with the Rev. Michael Linger officiating. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m., the funeral hour on Wednesday. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Jane Lew.

Hazel Mae Loughrie

MANASSAS, Va. -- Hazel Mae Loughrie, 81, of Catharpin, formerly of Bridgeport, W.Va., died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas.

Her husband, Albert Loughrie, survives.

Also surviving are two children, Richard A. Loughrie and Albert Loughrie Jr.; one brother, Hercel Howard Hebb; two sisters, Thelma Gay Sharps and Kathern Sue Chutes, and one granddaughter, Kacey Michelle Loughrie.

Barbara Jean Mayle

GRAFTON -- Barbara Jean Mayle, 52, of Route 2, Grafton, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness, with the family at her side.

She was born June 10, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of the late Vartan Harasanian and Barbara Gardner Harasanian.

Her husband, Delmas Edward "Eddie" Mayle, survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Eric (Lisa) Trickett, Oak Grove community, Mrs. Gerald (Renee) Raikes, Grafton, Gloria Mayle, Fairmont, and Gina Maria Mayle, at home; one son, Edward Mario Mayle, at home; six grandchildren, Erika and Taylor Trickett, Oak Grove, Justin and Derek Wright, Grafton, Kyle and Genna Raikes, Fairmont; one sister, Peggy Miracle, Grafton, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Barrett Harasanian.

Mrs. Mayle was a homemaker and owner and operator of Tanners Alley, Grafton. She was Methodist.

Friends will be received at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the funeral hour, on Thursday, with the Rev. David Maley, the Rev. Winfield and the Rev. Mark Miller officiating.

Burial will take place in the West Hill Cemetery.

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