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Obituaries for Monday, October 23, 2000

Violet M. Chapman

WESTON -- Violet M. Chapman, 83, of Route 3, Weston, died at 6 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at the residence of Kent and Cathy Winn of Elkins, following an extended illness.

She was born April 6, 1917, in Greenbank, Pocahontas County, a daughter of the late Rev. Don M. Nicholas and Ailee V. Arbogast Nicholas.

Her husband, William D. Chapman, whom she married Jan. 28, 1938, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Dennis Dan Chapman, Weston, and William Don Chapman II, Ph.D., Orange County, Calif.; one daughter, Beverlee R. Chapman Linger, Weston; five grandsons, Kirk, Scott, Andrew Glenn and William D. Chapman III, and William James Linger III; one granddaughter, Keri Chapman; seven great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Hunter Nicholas, Greenbank, and Sterl Nicholas, Florida; three sisters, Pearl Reitz, Los Angeles, Calif., Bonnie Hill and Nola Shears, Durbin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one twin son, David Chapman; and one brother, Harry Nicholas.

Mrs. Chapman retired in 1979 from the Lewis County Board of Education as a teacher. She was an active member of the Stonecoal United Methodist Church, where she held several offices of the church, and was a member of the Weston Chapter No. 40 Order of Eastern Star.

She graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in elementary education. She was a member of the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees, American Association of Retired Persons, Lewis County Former Teachers, and was a member of the Emeritus Club of West Virginia Wesleyan College. She was also a member of the Teresa Snaith Auxiliary of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Dawson officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery. Weston Chapter No. 40 Order of Eastern Star will hold services at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home chapel.

Elizabeth "Lib" Fittro

SALEM -- Elizabeth "Lib" Swiger Meredith Fittro, 96, of Parkersburg, formerly of Route 50 West, died in a Lubeck nursing home Sunday morning, Oct. 22, 2000, following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 29, 1904, at Wilsonburg, a daughter of the late Thomas and Georgia Ash Swiger.

Her first husband, Bruce Meredith, preceded her in death in 1969. Her second husband, Truman B. Fittro, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Connie Meredith, Beaver; one grandson, Jeff Meredith, Fayetteville; one granddaughter, Melissa Clay, Shady Springs; three great-grandchildren; three stepsons, Thomas and James Fittro, both of Parkersburg, and Robert Fittro, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 10 stepgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church. She was an elementary school teacher in Harrison County for over 30 years.

In 1998, she received her 50- year pin with Orpah Chapter No. 30, Order of Eastern Star. Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ray French presiding. Interment will be in the K. of P. Cemetery.

Eva "Peg" Haugh

PENNSBORO -- Eva "Peg" Haugh, 67, of Cairo, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Cairo, Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Brantford and Ottie Varner Cunningham.

Her husband of 48 years, Wayne E. Haugh, survives in Cairo.

Also surviving are four sons, David and wife, Sherry Haugh, Harrisville, Gary and wife, Debbie Haugh, Jim and wife, Joyce Haugh, and Mark Haugh, all of Cairo; one daughter, Sue and husband, Gale Nichols, Ellenboro; one sister, Shirley Villona, Cleveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Russell Cunningham; and one great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Haugh was a homemaker.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Pastor Dan Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Cairo Masonic Cemetery, Cairo.

Virginia Frances Bee Rose

FLATWOODS -- Virginia Frances Bee Rose, 47, of Flatwoods, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at her home after a short illness.

She was born Nov. 22, 1953, at Sutton, a daughter of the late Walter Bee and Eva Marie Hudkins Bee.

Her husband, Lonnie Dale Rose, survives in Flatwoods.

Also surviving are one daughter, Lacie Marie Rose, Flatwoods; three sisters, Rosa Lee Raymond, Ocala, Fla., Brenda Marie Rose and Barbara Ann Chandler; one grandson, Christopher Wayne "Pup" Riffle, all of Flatwoods; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, John Walter Bee.

Mrs. Rose was a local business owner.

She was a much-loved member of the communty.

She graduated from Braxton County High School in 1971.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. William E. Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the Morrison Cemetery, Sutton.

Woodrow "Woody" Sloan

SHINNSTON -- Woodrow "Woody" Sloan, 87, of Enterprise, died suddenly at 6:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, in Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born Nov. 25, 1912, at Baxter, a son of the late William and Hulda Floyd Sloan.

His wife, Margaret C. Vanmeter Sloan, preceded him in death Feb. 23, 1987.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James W. and Margaret Sloan, Fairmont, David W. and Barbara Sloan, Palo Alto, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Thomas Cottrell, Enterprise; two brothers, Denzil and Claude Sloan, both of Fairmont; one sister, Betty Wolfe, Fairmont; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, William Robert, Cecil and Junior Sloan; and four sisters, Margaret Snyder, Beulah George, Della Woods and Evelyn Gibson.

Mr. Sloan was a coal miner, having retired from Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Barrackville Mine No. 41, with 39 years in the mining industry.

He was a World War II Veteran, having served with the U.S. Army, 3rd Division, 10th Engineer. He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Shinnston, where he had served as a trustee and was the leader of the Adult Sunday school class.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Tuesday where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Aulbert Roberts officiating. Interment will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Fairmont.

Felix M. Tetrick

SHINNSTON -- Felix M. Tetrick, 75, of Duffy Street, Shinnston, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 7, 1925, at Bingamon, a son of the late Arlie and Frankie Cunningham Tetrick.

His loving companion of 35 years, Amaline "Amy" Pillo Wright, survives.

Also surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, David and Kay Wright, Greensburg, Pa., and Gary Wright, Parkersburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina and John Veltri, Bridgeport; four grandchildren, Ricky Wright, David C. Wright, Zachary Veltri and Lindsay Veltri; and his sister-in-law, Jane Tetrick, Titusville, Fla.

He was also preceded in death by his only brother, Lionel V. Tetrick.

Mr. Tetrick was a self-employed carpenter and builder. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Army.

He was a Protestant by faith.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, after 2 p.m. today where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

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