|Obituaries for January 30, 2000
ELKINS -- Eva Catherine Carroll, 98, of 100 Guy St., Elkins, a patient in Nella's Inc. since suffering a broken hip in 1994, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the nursing home.
She was born Sept. 21, 1901, in Bloomington, Md., a daughter of the late James and Margaret Catherine Clark Spence.
Her husband, Dewey Carroll, whom she married on Nov. 16, 1918, in Cumberland, Md., preceded her in death on June 15, 1969.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Reginald (Mary Margaret) Woodward, Elkins; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald Lee and Barbara Carroll, Elkins; five grandchildren, Donald Woodward, St. George, Va., Mrs. Robert (Sue) Royster, Poquoson, Va., James Dewey Carroll II, New London, Conn., Mrs. David (Cynthia) Conway, Salem, and Daniel Carroll, Rex, Ga.; three stepgrandchildren, Robert Woodward, Ft. Myers, Fla., Phil Woodward, Fanwood, N.J., and Mrs. Dick (Kay) Royster, Hampton, Va.; her extended family, Larry, Nancy (Boxell), Lawrna, Leslei and Lance Syner; 11 great-grandchildren, six stepgreat-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, James Dewey Carroll; and one grandson, George M. Carroll.
Mrs. Carroll was a homemaker and an active member of the First United Methodist Church since moving to Elkins in 1932. She was a charter member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service and was honored with a Mission Recognition by the United Methodist Women. She was a Gold Star Mother in the American Legion Auxiliary where she was made an honorary life member. She was a honorary life member of the Davis and Elkins College Aid, a member of the Women's Club of Elkins and a 48 year member of the Randolph Chapter No. 74 Order of the Eastern Star.
CLARKSBURG -- Helen V. Newbrough Clifton, 84, formerly of 1307 Goff Ave., Clarksburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Westminister Thurber Community, Columbus, Ohio, following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 10, 1915, in Sistersville, a daughter of the late Lewis and LeNora Baker Grant.
Her husband, Hylbert Clifton, preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Patricia) McDonald, Worthington, Ohio, Mrs. Ted (Lenora) Bow, Marion, Ind., and Mrs. Michael (Nancy) Hull, Burleson, Texas; one brother, James Grant, Morgantown; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Clifton was a charter member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in North View and worked with the former Stone & Thomas Department Store, Clarksburg, for many years.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 4-8 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bruce McBride presiding. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
GRAFTON -- Myrtle Bradley Doerr Colebank, 94, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Wishing Well Manor, Fairmont.
She was born Oct. 20, 1905, in near Grafton, in Taylor County, a daughter of the late John Wesley and Bertha Ellen Hadix Bradley.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Ellen Elizabeth and William Murray, Fairmont; three granddaughters, Mrs. Margaret Rider, New Bern, N.C., Mrs. Danny (Pamela) Blair, Parrish Run, and Mrs. Clarence (Linda) Hearn, Lexington, S.C.; three great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters, one great-great-granddaughter, one great-great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Fred, Milton, John and Earl Bradley.
Mrs. Colebank was a charter member of Grafton Rebekah Lodge No. 22, past noble grand and served as secretary for 25 years, a member of the Shinnston Rebekah Lodge No. 47, the Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant Clarksburg No. 9, the Eagles 2353 of Clarksburg, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Memorial City Post No. 3081, Grafton, and past officer and past patriot instructor of 3081 and also past state patriot instructor.
She was past president of the Department Association of LAPM of WV, served on the United Nations Pilgrimage Committee for the Rebekah Assembly of West Virginia, was employed at various Grafton businesses including Cooper's Lunch, Murphy's Hardware, and the West Virginia Industrial School for Boys and she was last employed as a senior aid at the Taylor County Senior Center.
Cremation will be performed at the request of the decedent. There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Donald Ford Funeral Home, Grafton, is in charge of the arrangements.
PHILIPPI -- Genevieve Frances Cox, 82, of Route 1, Philippi, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Grafton, following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 28, 1917, near Winchester, Pike County, Ky., a daughter of the late William Morgan and Mary L. Goodwin Smith.
Her husband, Clyde Stuart Cox, whom she married on Dec. 13, 1935, preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1989.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Sue Cox Maruca, Philippi, and Nancy Anne Cox Loudin, Belington; one son, John Stuart Cox, Fairfield, N.Y.; three sisters, Barbara Smith and Mary Gray, both of Garland, Texas, and Nancy James, St. Albans; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Octavia Jayne Cox; three brothers, Jesse M. Smith Sr., and two infant brothers; and one grandson, Robert Thomas Maruca.
Mrs. Cox was a 1935 graduate of Oak Hill High School, was retired from the West Virginia Department of Employment, Worker's Compensation Division, where she had been a case worker, was a member of the Crim Memorial United Methodist Church, the Barbour Country Club and was a long time member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She made her home in the Flatwoods area of Barbour County for several years.
Friends will be received at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, Philippi, from 5-9 p.m. today and 9-10:30 a.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Michael Wanstreet officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.
The family requests memorials in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Disease Association.
BUCKHANNON -- Hall Everett Crites, 77, of Terrell, N.C., formerly of Upshur County, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Upshur County, a son of the late Lum and Laura Nixon Crites.
His wife, Mary Hosaflook Crites, whom he married on Dec. 27, 1958, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Wayne Everett Crites, Terrell; one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy C. and David Stirmel, Dellavan, Wis.; three grandchildren, Dillion Crites, Trevor Stirmel and Bryce Stirmel; one brother, Hoy Crites, California; and two sisters, Opal Lee, Buckhannon, and Vada Miller, Kent, Ohio.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Mr. Crites attended the Rehobeth United Methodist Church, and was a retired truck driver for Consolidated Freightways.
Friends will be received at the Calvin Funeral Home, Mooresville, N.C., from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery with Dr. Jim Weekley officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
This announcement brought to you through courtesy of the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel, Buckhannon.
BUCKHANNON -- Arrietta B. Deane, 91, of 1844 Wayland Dr., Winchester, Va., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at a local nursing home, Winchester.
She was born Feb. 19, 1908, in Buckhannon, the daughter of the late Cletus A. and Mary Lamb Casto Dean.
Her husband, Dana L. Deane, whom she married on Nov. 2, 1924, preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1985.
Surviving are one daughter, Roberta Deane Kropff, Winchester; one grandson, James G. Deane II, Ocean Township, N.J.; and two granddaughters, Roberta Hardy and Kelli Preiss, both of Winchester.
She was also preceded in death by one son, James Guy Deane.
Mrs. Deane was an office manager and bookkeeper for Record-Delta for 27 years, and attended the Mt. Herman United Methodist Church, Buckhannon. She was a member of the Buckhannon Business and Professional Women's Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Elizabeth Zane Chapter, Daughter of 1812, Joshua Jones Chapter, the Daughters of the American Colonists, Daniel Morgan Chapter, the Upshur County Historical Society, the Harrisonburg Historical Society of Virginia and the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 7.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 3-5 p.m. Monday.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Poling officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Herman Church Cemetery, Buckhannon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Herman United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Stout, Treasurer, 43 Thurman Ave., Buckhannon, WV 26201.
BUCKHANNON -- Archie Dwain Morgan, 68, of Palace Valley, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Palace Valley, a son of the late Perry and Nellie Hicks Morgan.
His wife, Audrey Langdon Morgan, survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Dale Morgan, Alton, Dwain Morgan, Palace Valley, Russell Morgan, Helvetia, and Bruce Morgan, Florida; one daughter, Diann Tenney, Tenmile; four brothers, Joe Morgan, Pickens, Steve Morgan, Ohio, Alfred Morgan, Virginia, and Dinnie Morgan, Pennsylvania; one sister, Lorena Farrar, Palace Valley; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Don Thomas Morgan and Edward Lee Morgan; four brothers, Gail, Elmer, John and Elbert Morgan; and one sister, Kathleen McCray.
Mr. Morgan was a member of the Beech Mountain Sportsman Club of Czar, a woodsman and had worked at the Mill Creek Builders Supply Company.
Friends will be received at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel, Buckhannon, from 5-8 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Holly Hoover officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
WESTON -- Etna Price, 89, of 115 McGary Ave., Weston, died at 11:41 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, in Nella's Nursing Home, Crystal Springs, Randolph County.
She was born Jan. 11, 1911, a daughter of the late Floyd and Dona Bailey Woodson.
Her husband, Lewis Mike Price, preceded her in death in July of 1968.
Surviving are one sister, Rosella Helmick, Buckhannon; one brother, Claude Woodson, Fairborn, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Vada Malcomb and Ethel Linger; and two brothers, Robert Woodson and Edward Woodson.
Mrs. Price was employed by the West Virginia Glass Specialty Company, with many years of service, and was a member of the New Life Southern Baptist Church in Weston.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Clyde Crites officiating.
Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, is in charge of the arrangements.
SHINNSTON -- James William Rector, 55, of Ridenour Street, Clarksburg, formerly of Parkersburg, died at 4:55 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 3, 1945, in Jack's Run, Bridgeport, a son of the late Albert E. and Anna Mae Milligan Rector.
Surviving are seven daughters and son-in-law, Regina A. Rector and Linda D. Rector, both of Spelter, Paula S. and Brian Winans, with whom he made his home, Sherry E. Halpenny, Lamberts Run, Jamie M. Rector, Shinnston, Jessica J. Rector and Janifer L. Rector, both of Parkersburg; five brothers, Albert F. Rector, Lorraine, Ohio, John, David, Robert and Larry Rector, all of Parkersburg; seven sisters, Mrs. Delbert (Icie) Sams, Susan McFarland and Tina Miller, all of Parkersburg, Mrs. Wendell (Sheliah) Layne, Sheffield, Ohio, Mrs. Gary (Mary) Copen, Lorraine, Mrs. Sonny (Linda) Crayton, Saltwell, and Mrs. Danny (Patricia) Jordon, Drain Hill, Shinnston; 11 grandchildren and his special friend, Flora "Cissy" Swiger, Parkersburg.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Rector.
Mr. Rector was a self-employed contractor and an avid lover of the Harley Davidson cycles and memorabilia. He was Protestant.
Friends will be received at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. Monday.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Arlie Parrish officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Parkersburg.
BELINGTON -- Polly Virginia Tankersley, 80, of Route 2, Belington, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Newfield House, Plymouth, Mass., following an extended illness.
She was born May 31, 1929, in Stephenson, a daughter of the late John N. and Eva Mills Bennett.
Her husband, Billy Frank Tankersley, whom she married in 1948, preceded her in death in 1968.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Tim Tracey, Boston, Mass.; one son and daughter-in-law, Billy J. and Carman Tracey, Belington; three grandchildren, and 12 brothers and sisters.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Tankersley was a retired inspector for General Instrument and was formerly self-employed as a Realtor. She was a former member of the Ladies of the Moose and was Protestant.
A private service and burial were conducted at the Belington Fraternal Cemetery.
Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
PHILIPPI -- Olivia Paige Zirkle, 2 1/2, of Route 4, Buckhannon, Boulder community, died at 4:31 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
She was born April 18, 1997, in Clarksburg, a daughter of Obrey Lee and Angela Kay Dickenson Zirkle.
Also surviving are one brother, Damian J. Zirkle, at home; her maternal grandparents, James "Butch" and Shelia Ann Waugaman Dickenson, Indian Fork community, Philippi; her paternal grandparents, Theodore J. and Dorothy Fallen Zirkle, Route 4, Buckhannon, Boulder community; her maternal great-grandparents, Janice Dickenson, Indian Fork community, Philippi, and Irene Perry Waugaman, Buckhannon; and her paternal great-grandmother, Nellie Booth Zirkle, Volga.
Miss Zirkle and her family attended the Boulder United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, until 2 p.m. today.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carol Duffield and the Rev. Oren Lloyd officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.