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Obituaries forSaturday, June 17, 2000

Denzil Lee Watkins

FAIRMONT -- Denzil Lee Watkins, 82, of 115 Merrill Ave., Rivesville, died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born July 10, 1917, in Corbin Branch community, Harrison County, a son of the late Clyde and Daisy Robinson Watkins.

His wife of 60 years, Mary L. Weekley Watkins, of Rivesville, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Lee and Captain Larry Wable, Rivesville; one sister, Neva Watkins Keener, Corbin Branch community; two grandchildren, Heather Sherae and husband, James DeWees, Westminster, Md., and Chad W. Wable, Morgantown; and one great-grandchild, Mackenzie L. DeWees, Westminster.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Wina Watkins, Corbin Branch community.

Mr. Watkins retired from the Monongahela Power Company in 1979 with 42 years of service. He was a mechanic-technician at the Rivesville Power Station.

He served in the U.S. Navy, having been in World War II. He was a Protestant by faith.

He enjoyed rabbit hunting and gardening. He was a hard working man. He enjoyed his family, neighbors and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rivesville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 66, Rivesville, WV 26588.

Ada B. Wilson

BRIDGEPORT -- Ada B. Wilson, 95, of East Philadelphia Avenue, Bridgeport, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

She was born March 12, 1905, in Taylor County, a daughter of the late Charles "Bunny" Barker and Margaret Williams Barker.

Her husband, Alva Harlan Wilson, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Rossie and Dorothy L. Wilson, Route 7, Fairmont, Charles and Charlotte Wilson, Route 3, Corbin Branch, and Ellis and Barbara Wilson, Ripley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Darrel Riffee, Bridgeport, Wanda and Millard Cocharan, Route 3, Meadland, and Lila and Paul Anderson, Route 3, Corbin Branch; 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was the last surviving member of her family, having also been preceded in death by two brothers, Hayward "Bunny" and Boyd Barker; five sisters, Edith Orr, Ocie Strother, Odie Harrison, Virginia Mullens and Blanche Dayton; and two grandchildren, Patrick Cochran and Kim Slavian.

Mrs. Wilson retired as a cook from the Harrison County Board of Education. She worked 15 years at Johnson Elementary School in Bridgeport.

She was a member of the Harrison County Retired School Employees Association and was a graduate from Bridgeport Union High School. She was a member of the Simpson Creek Baptist Church.

Friends will be received at the Allen Funeral Home, 215 East Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-9 p.m. today. The funeral will be in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Orville Wright conducting. The interment will follow at the Middleville Cemetery, Middleville Road, Bridgeport.

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