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Obituaries for Wednesday, February 3, 2000

Glenn J. Brand

CLARKSBURG -- Glenn Junior Brand, 67, of 309 Magnolia Ave., died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at United Hospital Center.

He was born Dec. 14, 1932, in Cass district, Monongalia County, a son of the late Glenn Willis Brand and Sarah Pauline Hendershot Brand Graham.

His wife, Rosalee V. Bolyard Brand, whom he married on Jan. 20, 1960, preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 1991.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Karen Brand, Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Eric, Elizabeth and Kevin Brand; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Donald and Mae Bolyard, Morgantown; a special friend, Barbara Musick, Clarksburg; one brother, William Brand, Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Gail Brand, Morgantown, and Betty Parker, Inwood; one half sister, Deborah Harmon, Fleming, N.J.; two half brothers, Scott Graham, Turbotville, Pa., and Allen Graham, New Martinsville; two stepsisters, Sue Williams, Clarksburg, and Patty Snyder, Kingwood; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles Brand; and one half brother, John Graham.

Mr. Brand was a member of the Clarksburg Lodge No. 482, BPOE and the Meuse Argonne Post 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and road side sales. He served in the U.S. Navy and had retired from Andy Brothers Tire Company in Morgantown.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today and from noon-9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Echols conducting the service. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Honor Guard.

Alda Davis

WESTON -- Alda Frame Davis, 83, of Route 1, Box 7, Coxs Mills, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Sunbridge Nursing Home, Glenville, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 16, 1916, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late James and Eva Shock Frame.

Her husband, Daton Davis, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one sister, Edna Fitzpatrick, Belmont; one niece, Sheila Wilson, Linn; and two nephews, Jack Reed, Parkersburg, and Tom Stalnaker, Glenville.

She also preceded in death by one sister, Cotha Stalnaker.

Mrs. Davis retired as a secretary with the prosecuting attorney of Gilmer County and attended the Coxs Mills United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Martin Wine officiating. Interment will follow in the Troy I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Troy.

John G. Frank

BRIDGEPORT -- John George Frank, 84, formerly of Plainview, N.Y., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Heritage Nursing Home, Bridgeport.

He was born Dec. 7, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late John and Louise Jacquemin Frank.

His wife, Marjorie Willshaw Frank, preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 1991.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Eileen Frank, Bridgeport, and George and Judy Frank, Hicksville, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, John, Claudia, and Danielle Frank.

Mr. Frank retired as a parts inspector from Northrop Grumman, was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church, Bridgeport, and enjoyed the hobby of trains.

Friends will be received at the All Saints Catholic Church, 317 E. Main St., Bridgeport, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. The vigil service will be held in the church at 4 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in the church with the Rev. Father Hilarion V. Cann serving as celebrant. A graveside service will be held Feb. 7, 2000, at the St. Charles Cemetery, Hicksville, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the All Saints Catholic Church or the charity of their choice.

Allen Funeral Home, Bridgeport, is in charge of the arrangements.

John A. Harper

LANGLEY, S.C. -- John Alfred Harper, 74, of Audubon Circle, Belevedere, S.C., died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Aiken Regional Hospital, Aiken, S.C.

He was born Aug. 21, 1925, in Central Station, a son of the late Lewis Michael and Gladys Sadie Lansbury Harper.

His wife, Louella Amos Harper, whom he married on Nov. 28, 1946, survives.

Surviving are two sons, Larry A. Harper, North Augusta, S.C., and Ronald A. Harper, Orangeburg, S.C.; one daughter, Peggy A. Hensley, Plant City, Fla.; two sisters, Josephine Harper Brown, Roanoke, and Janet Kellerman, Weston; two brothers, William Harper, Geneva, Ohio, and George Harper, Harrisville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Harper served in the Army during World War II. He was in the European Theater and fought at the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a retired health physicist at E.I. DuPont with 32 years of service. He was Baptist.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Dr., Columbia, S.C., 29204.

Robert L. 'Bob' Jones

CLARKSBURG -- Robert Lee "Bob" Jones, 54, of Hazelwood Avenue, Stonewood, died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at United Hospital Center.

He was born June 16, 1945, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Roy Lee and Mary Jenieve Williams Jones.

Surviving are one brother, John Jones, Stonewood; and three sisters, Delores Henning, West Union, Linda Reed, Stonewood, and Wanda Nicholson, Nutter Fort.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Stonewall Park Cemetery.

Junior P. Knotts

NEWBURG -- Junior Paul Knotts, 72, of Tunnelton, Marquess community, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 10, 1927, in Elkins, a son of the late Joseph L. and Rosie Myers Knotts.

His wife of 55 years, F. Lucille Knotts, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Donald Paul and Maida J. Knotts, Tunnelton; two daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Phillips and friend, John Rhoads, Clarksburg, and Frances June and David Friend, Rowlesburg; six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Kevin Ray Knotts.

Mr. Knotts graduated from Fellowsville High School in 1944, retired from Sterling Faucet in 1989 where he was employed as a machinist for 36 years, was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Marquess and the United Steel Workers of America, AFL-CIO Local No. 6214.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, General Fund, c/o Karen Phillips, Route 1, Box 188, Montrose, WV 26283.

Mary M. McIntire

SHINNSTON -- Mary Mae McIntire, 93, of Enterprise-Bethlehem Road, near Shinnston, died at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born March 27, 1906, in Fairmont, a daughter of the late Campbell and Jane Rae Gaskins.

Her husband, Ward Smith McIntire, preceded her in death in 1950.

Surviving are one son, Earl Raymond McIntire, Route 1, Worthington; three daughters, Lillian Mae Heavner, Cleveland, Ohio, Betty J. Drain, Route 3, Shinnston, and Vera Louise Kearns, Hearns, Texas; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Dale Smith McIntire; one brother and one sister.

Mrs. McIntire was a member of the Church of Christ.

A private graveside service will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Martin

GRAFTON -- Shirley Martin, 56, of W. Washington Street, Grafton, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at the family's residence.

She was born April 5, 1943, in Grafton, a daughter of the late Bert Wertz and Marjorie Bonner Wertz Kestor.

Surviving are her former husband, Everett Gerald "Jerry" Martin; four sons, Gerald Lee Martin, Ronald K. Martin, Steven W. Martin and Michael S. Martin, all of Grafton; two grandchildren, Eric and Amanda Martin, Chicago, Ill.; and one half brother, Bob Chester, Roanoke, Va.

Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and Protestant.

Lena Scarcella

SHINNSTON -- Lena Scarcella, 71, of Rebecca St., Shinnston, died at 6:07 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 1, 1928, in Enterprise, a daughter of the late William and Lenna Coon Saunders.

Her husband, Joseph "Perk" Scarcella, preceded her in death on June 22, 1988.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Scarcella and Barbara Dehner, Shinnston, and Rose Scarcella, West Hamlin; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Eddie Vincent, Shinnston, and Carol and Homer Barthlow, Pocatella, Idaho; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Ruth Saunders, Bryan Park, Texas; and special children, J.J., Kenny, Johnny, Nicky, Joanna and Kevin.

She was also preceded in death by twin daughters, Virginia and Elizabeth Scarcella; one brother, Brooks Saunders; and one sister, Virgie Lee Marsh.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, is in charge of the arrangements.

Marsa E. Sears

WESTON -- Marsa Ellen Dargman Sears, 29, of 7623 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a one-week illness.

She was born March 7, 1970, in Weston, a daughter of William and Marjorie Butcher Corathers, Weston.

Her husband, Kevin Matthew Sears, whom she married on Dec. 19, 1992, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Alexander Kameron Sears, at home; one sister and brother-in-law, Roseanna and Larry Silcott, Weston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Timothy and Mary Corathers, and Sean and Carla Corathers, all of Weston; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Mrs. Sears was an executive travel agent for the Carlson Wheolet Travel Agency in Parkersburg. She was a 1988 graduate of Lewis County High School, and graduated from Glenville State College in 1992 where she received a bachelor of arts degree in Music and English.

She was a member of the Glenville State College Percussion Ensemble, a musician with the "Evergreen Community Orchestra" in Marietta, Ohio, and the Mid-Ohio Valley Orchestra, and was Methodist.

Friends will be received at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-8 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Weston, with the Rev. Ron McCauley officiating. Mrs. Sears will lie in state from noon-1 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery, Jane Lew.

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