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Obituaries for January 12, 2000

Mae K. Ailstock

ELKINS -- Mae Katherine Rhodes Ailstock, 89, a resident of 928 South Davis Ave., died at 6:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health and her death was attributed to heart failure.

She was born Aug. 30, 1910, in Elkins, a daughter of the late Joshua Claudius and Nancy Jane Marteney Leary.

Her first husband, Woodrow Wilson Rhodes and her second husband, Frank C. Ailstock, both preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Junior Clay Rhodes, Jacksonville, Fla.; one stepson, Frank C. Ailstock Jr., Pocano City, Md.; two brothers, Lewis W. "Happy" Leary, Elkins, and Roy Sam Leary, Philippi; one sister, Emma Leary, Elkins; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, John W. Rhodes; one daughter, Helen Loraine Rhodes Dailey; two stepchildren, four brothers, three sisters, four stepbrothers, and three stepsisters.

Mrs. Ailstock attended schools of Randolph County and was a homemaker. Along with her second husband, she owned and operated Frank and Mae's Lunch for several years. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing.

Cecil T. Barnes Sr.

PARKERSBURG -- Cecil T. Barnes Sr., 78, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at his residence following an extended battle with cancer.

He was born April 18, 1921, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Guy and Bessie Collins Barnes.

His wife of 54 years, Anna "Betty" Bunner Barnes, survives in Parkersburg.

Also surviving are two daughters, Debbie Mincks and husband, Larry Mincks, Williamstown, and Shelia Richards, Parkersburg; three sons, Robert Guy "Bob" Barnes, Charleston, Cecil Barnes Jr. and his fiance, Gloria Sims, and Terry Barnes and wife, Debbie Barnes, all of Parkersburg; five grandchildren, Jason and Andrea Mincks, Eric, Elizabeth and Emily Barnes; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Barnes; three sisters, Artha Cody, Vesta Perrine and Romano Adams.

Mr. Barnes was Protestant. He was a former employee of FMC formerly American Viscose Company of Parkersburg, and Union Carbide of Marietta, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, 808 Division St., Parkersburg, WV 26101 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4451 Parkersburg, WV 26104-4451.

Richard L. Burkhammer

ST. MARYS -- Richard L. Burkhammer, 82, of Route 1, St. Marys, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Weston, a son of the late Frank Cody and Madge Butcher Burkhammer.

His wife, Peggy Cornell Burkhammer, survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Dana Burkhammer, Loveland, Ohio, Vic Burkhammer, Charleston, Andy Burkhammer and Luke Burkhammer, both of St. Marys; two daughters, Jill Hornish, Harrisville, and Jan Howell, Marietta, Ohio; four grandchildren, Terry Hornish and Carolyn Hornish, both of Harrisville, and Cole Burkhammer and Luke Burkhammer, both of St. Marys.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Madge Gainer and one brother, Paul Burkhammer.

Mr. Burkhammer was an electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 968 in Parkersburg.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater and Protestant. He was a member of St. Marys Lodge No. 41, AF&AM, the Nemesis Shrine Temple, and a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason.

Margaret A. Carr

Margaret A. Carr, 87, of 644 Birch St., Clarksburg, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Aug. 23, 1912, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late Michael Desist and Mae Saccoman Desist.

Her husband, Robert J. Carr, whom she married on Aug. 13, 1934, preceded her in death in August, 1988.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Carr Krambeck, Cherry Hill, N.J.; one brother, Samuel Desist, Forrest City, Pa.; three sisters, Concetta Decco and Marie Keener, both of Clarksburg, and Virginia DeCando, Patterson, N.J.; three grandchildren, John F. Krambeck, Mt. Laurel, N.J., Valeri Carr Trout, Earleville, Md., and Holly Virginia Krambeck, Beijing, China; and one great-grandson, Stephen White, Mt. Laurel, Md.

Mrs. Carr had been employed by Stone & Thomas for over 1912 years as a fitter, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court 334, the Harrison County Senior Citizens and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Clarksburg.

Friends may call Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Cesidio J. Federico as the celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Holly Cross Cemetery Mausoleum. A scriptural wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Edythe Chipps

SALEM -- Edythe Chipps, 74, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Bristol, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at a Cleveland Nursing Home.

She was born April 3, 1925, a daughter of the late Darrell T. and Effie Mae Sullivan McClain.

Her husband, Roy Chipps, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, John Chipps, Katy, Texas, Richard Chipps, San Diego, Calif., and Robert Chipps, Lake Tahoe, Nev.; one daughter, Rebecca Plank, Cleveland; two sisters, Mrs. Oris (Glenda) McCune, Flinderation, and Marie "Rene" McCune, Baltimore, Md.; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Lawrence Chipps and Kenneth Chipps.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem Chapel. Following the service, a reception will be held for family and friends at Cottage Corner Too at Salem.

Margaret M. Demastus

WEST UNION -- Margaret Marie Demastus, 61, of Route 1, Central Station community, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at her residence following a sudden illness.

She was born Feb. 10, 1938, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late Amos Morris and Mabel Davis Morris.

Her husband, Edward W. Demastus, whom she married Aug. 11, 1966, survives.

Also surviving are seven daughters, Teresa Marie Demastus, Cathy Sue Smith, Maryann Mauser and Patsy James Demastus, all of Clarksburg, Tammy Lynn Demastus, Betty Demastus and Christina Demastus, all at home in West Union; one son, Edward Demastus Jr., Charleston; three sisters; two brothers; and two grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kitty Rose Demastus; one son, Danny Lee Demastus; one sister and one brother.

Mrs. Demastus was a homemaker, an avid seamstress and Protestant.

Family will receive friends at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, from 4-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service time on Thursday.

Jimmy D. Dennison

Jimmy Dale Dennison, 62, a 20 year resident of Amarillo, Texas, formerly of West Virginia, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Veterans Hospital, Amarillo, following a brief illness.

He was born May 29, 1937, in Lumberport, a son of Ailey Wilson and Goldie Stephens Dennison.

Surviving are two sons, Kevan Dennison, Amarillo, and Freddie Dennison, Tooele, Utah; five grandchildren; two brothers, Clifton Dennison, Wallace, and Harold Dennison, Perry, Ohio; one sister, Betty Tait, Kenmore, N.Y.

He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Fred, Donald, Billy, Jack and Olen Dennison and two sisters, Pauline Burr and Alice Jean Hayes.

Mr. Dennison served in the Navy. Burial was held Jan. 7, in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo.

Ernest G. Flanigan

SALEM -- Ernest Glen Flanigan, 89, of Route 4, died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Louis A. Johnson Medical Center, following an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 31, 1910, on Katy Lick, a son of the late William and Lydia Green Flanigan.

His wife, Lula Baker Flanigan, whom he married in 1938, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Barbara) Moore, Route 4; two grandchildren, Susan Moore and Michael Moore; one great-granddaughter, Jennifer Moore; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by eight brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Flanigan was a retired, self-employed carpenter and a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Infantry.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Plant Cemetery on Katy Lick, with the Rev. Robert Marino presiding.

Vivian G. Hodge

Vivian G. Hodge, 74, of Junkins Avenue, Clarksburg, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at United Hospital Center following a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late King and Pearl Sutton Demastus.

Her husband, Ora G. Hodge, preceded her in death on March 17, 1984.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Jim and Vicki Winning, Clarksburg; four brothers, Fred Demastus, Palm Bay, Fla., John Demastus, Clarksburg, Robert "Tony" Demastus, Barberton, Ohio, and Bill Demastus, Pinehurst, N.C.; one sister, Frances Insani, Summit Park; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Jack Demastus.

Mrs. Hodge was Methodist and a retired urologist technician with Urologist, Inc.

There will be no public visitation. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sunset Memorial Park, with the Rev. Timothy Bolyard officiating.

James R. Kelley

SALEM -- James Robert Kelley, 81, of Liberty Street, died early Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law.

He was born Aug. 16, 1918, in Deep Valley, Tyler County, a son of the late Ray and Ella Jones Kelley.

His wife, Ruth Underwood Kelley, whom he married April 14, 1944, preceded him in death on April 16, 1998.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, James Robert Jr. and Sandra Kelley, Smiths, Ala., at whose home he died; and three grandchildren, Christopher Kelley, Patrick Kelley and Deanna Kelley.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, James R. Kelley III.

Mr. Kelley was a member of the Salem Methodist Church, Harmony Lodge No. 59, A.F.&A.M. of Pennsboro, Orpha Chapter No. 30, Order of Eastern Star, Salem, Elks Lodge No. 333 of Sistersville, and Sperry-Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 9151 of Salem.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with Company D, 201st Infantry, U.S. Army in the Aleutians. He was a graduate of West Union High School with the Class of 1937 and a graduate of Parkersburg Business College.

He retired in 1983 from CNG with 35 years of service.

Friends will be received at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem Chapel, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kathryn McIntyre officiating. Interment will follow in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Columbus Hospice in Columbus, Ga.

Rose L. Leonard

Rose Lea Leonard, 91, of 207 McDowell St., Clarksburg, died at 6:08 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Heartland of Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 30, 1908, in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Peter and Martha Vincent Richards.

Her husband, John Wesley Leonard, preceded her in death on March 31, 1992.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Louise Hughes, McDowell Street, Clarksburg; four granddaughters, Linda Lea Hornbeck, Shinnston, Connie Kay Hurst and Cheryl Ann Garrett, both of Clarksburg, and Ladonna Sue Taylor, Steamboat, Iowa; 10 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew in Pennsylvania.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar and Emmett Richards and one sister, Mabel Richards.

Mrs. Leonard was Protestant and a homemaker.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with Pastor Arlie L. Parrish, conducting the service. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Mabel B. Mahaney

GRANTSVILLE -- Mabel B. Mahaney, 86, of Grantsville, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Index, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Sylvanis A. and Alice Goff McCartney.

Her husband, William Mahaney, preceded her in death in 1983.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathryn Bell and husband, Kenny, Glenville; one son, James H. Mahaney and wife, Carolyn, Milford, Ohio; five sisters, Melva Robinson, Scott Depot, Marbie Smith, Grantsville, Myrtle Roberts and Mary Bowe, both of Stumptown, Margaret Kent, Machipongo, Va.; three brothers, Sull McCartney, Glenville, Pell McCartney, Morgantown, and Donald McCartney, Stumptown; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Johnny Mahaney; one daughter, Samira Metz; one grandson, seven sisters and three brothers.

Mrs. Mahaney was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grantsville where she attended the Fell Kennedy Sunday school class and was also a member of the Calhoun County Senior Citizens of Grantsville.

Danny L. Martin

Danny L. Martin, 49, of No. 40, Wilsonburg Road, Clarksburg, died at 7:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 19, 1950, in Clarksburg, a son of Chester H. and Ann Maxwell Martin, No. 40 Wilsonburg Road, Clarksburg.

Also surviving are two daughters, Marty and Jessica Thornton, Winchester, Va.; three brothers, Chester H. Martin Jr., Philippi, Richard W. Martin, Lumberport, and Allen D. Martin, Clarksburg.

He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Edna Maxwell and Gordon and Gertrude Martin.

Mr. Martin was Baptist and had been employed as a coal miner and construction worker.

At his request, he will be cremated and there will be no viewing, visitation or services held.

Margie P. Maxwell

PARSONS -- Margie Parks Maxwell, 59, a resident of John Street, died early Monday morning, Jan. 10, 2000, in the emergency room of Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins. She had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.

She was born Jan. 4, 1941, in Rockville, Md., a daughter of Marjorie Leona Grant Harris, who survives in Maryland, and the late Robert Norman Parks.

Also surviving are six sons, Norman Parks and his wife, Kathy, Parsons, Steven Maxwell and wife, Sue, Arkansas, Thomas B. Maxwell, Ohio, Charles W. Maxwell Jeffrey Maxwell and wife, Michelle, all of Beckley, Kenneth Maxwell and wife, Leeann, Tennessee; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Cocoran and husband, Gary, Parsons, Janet Myers and husband, Leroy, Moore; 10 brothers, Robert, Raymond, James, Charles, Joe and Carroll Parks, all of Maryland, Donald, Cecil, Ralph and Michael Harris, all of Maryland; six sisters, Betty Carter, June Flanary, Mary Lower, Ruth Seal, Delores Seal and Nancy Russ, all of Maryland; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Parks and two infants.

Mrs. Maxwell attended the schools of Montgomery County, Md. She was a well-known cook at various restaurants throughout the area and was Baptist.

Jerelean P. Mongold

ELKINS -- Jerelean P. Vance Thompson Mongold, 80, a resident of 313 Scott Ford Road, died at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at her home. She had been in declining health for the past year.

She was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Onego, Pendleton County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Nellie Phares Vance.

She was twice married. During 1952, she married Calvin G. Mongold, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Herman Thompson and wife, Faye, and David Thompson and wife, Nancy, all of Elkins; two daughters, Mrs. Max "Johnnie" Armentrout and Mrs. Joseph (Sarah) Martin, both of Elkins; two stepdaughters, Norma Shanklin and Phyllis Guigarius; one brother, John K. Phares and wife, Shirley, Cinnamenson, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. J. Lee (Ruthleen) Temple, Keyser, and Mrs. Virginia Adamson, Onego; eight grandchildren, Sheree Marie Burlas, Richard Lee Thompson, Kristina Thompson Wilmoth, Steven Armentrout, Melisa Armentrout, Shelly Thompson Missimer, Todd D. Thompson and Abbey R. Martin; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death one stepson, David E. Mongold and one brother-in-law, Teddy Adamson.

Mrs. Mongold was secretary-treasurer of Mongold Lumber Company for several years until her retirement.

She was a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren where she actively engaged in church activities all her life.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Elkins Church of the Brethren, 708 West Central St., Elkins, WV 26241 or to Hospice Care Corporation, 195th St., Elkins, WV 26241.

Zela C. Parrish

BELINGTON -- Zela C. Parrish, 74, a resident of 128 Greencroft St., Bedford, Ohio, and a resident of the Cleveland area since 1956 and formerly of Belington, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at her home.

She was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Belington, a daughter of the late Herbert and Georgia Werner Coontz.

In 1946, she was married to Robert Parrish, who preceded her in death in 1972.

Surviving are two daughters, Sara Borsi and husband, James, Maple Heights, Ohio, and Jane Thomas and husband, John, Garfield Heights, Ohio; two brothers, Rouford Coontz, Arizona, and Herbert Coontz, New Mexico; four sisters, Reva Miller, Virginia, Delma Mathers, California, Mary Williams, Belington, and Christine Waters, Florida; four grandchildren, Alex and Mindi Borsi, Jessica Thomas and Paul Mize.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Vicky Mize.

Mrs. Parrish was a 1943 graduate of Belington High School and attended Marshall University for two years. She was employed by Republic Steel in Cleveland as a press punch operator for 29 years, having retired in 1985. She was Protestant.

Harvey O. VanHorn Jr.

WESTON -- Harvey O. VanHorn Jr., 83, of Morgan Manor, formerly of 510 Center St., Morgantown, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, following an extended illness.

He was born March 15, 1916, in Lost Creek, a son of the late Harvey VanHorn Sr. and Kathryn Stout VanHorn.

His wife, Opal M. VanHorn, preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Kesner, Weston; one son, Denis VanHorn, Smithfield, Pa.; two sisters, Lela Gerstner, Weston, and Leola Bond, Harrisburg, Pa.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. VanHorn was a graduate of Lost Creek High School and Salem College. He was a retired, independent insurance agent and a member of the Maranatha Assembly of God Church.

Mr. VanHorn donated his body to medical science. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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