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Obituaries for February 6, 2000

Joseph G. Anderson

CLARKSBURG -- Joseph George Anderson, 76, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Clarksburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Mt. Carmel Hospital, West, Columbus, following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 4, 1923, in Columbus, a son of the late Joseph George and Irene McMoore Anderson Sr.

His wife, Lula Sanford Anderson, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Alice Anderson and Virginia M. Anderson, both of Clarksburg; two sons, Joseph D. Anderson and Joey Anderson, both of Clarksburg; two stepdaughters, Delores Edom, Clarksburg, and Caleen Greene, Virginia; one stepson, Robert E. Winfrey, Clarksburg; one brother, one sister, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mr. Anderson was Methodist Episcopalian, worked for the City of Clarksburg for many years, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. today. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, with Pastor David Kates presiding. Military graveside rites will be accorded.

Harold M. Caplan

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Harold M. Caplan, 66, of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Clarksburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000.

He was born Oct. 13, 1933, a son of the late William and Martha Caplan.

His wife, Nikki Caplan, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Tom Caplan; one brother, Robert Caplan; one sister, Susan Lisner; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Caplan was a graduate of Washington Irving High School, attended Antioch College where he received a degree in business administration, and served time in the U.S. Army. He worked for Merrill Lynch in Dayton, Ohio, until his retirement in 1997. He served as a financial consultant and assistant vice-president.

A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 31, at the Beth Israel Memorial Chapel.

Donations may be made to Hospice By The Sea, Inc., 1531 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486-3395 or American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Suite 146, Des Plaines, IL 60018.

Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Delray Beach, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements.

A. Zane Fox

PENNSBORO -- A. Zane Fox, 68, of Ellenboro, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Parkersburg.

He was born Aug. 18, 1931, near Pike, Ritchie County, a son of the late Michael Elza and Epsie Lee Mercer Fox.

His wife, Wilma Dean Fitzwater Fox, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Deborah K. and Michael Carroll, and Cathy A. Fox, all of Highland; five grandsons, Michael Carroll Jr., Scott Carroll, Ben Carroll, Wayne Mossor, and Eli Mossor, all of Highland; three brothers, Wayne Fox, Glendale, Blaine Fox, Old Town, Md., and Dayne Fox, St. Marys; and two sisters, Georgia Mahaney, Glendale, and Ethel Prim, West Union.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Brooks Fox.

Mr. Fox was a retired employee of the Consolidated Gas Co. after 36 years of service working primarily from the Salem District as a well tender. He participated in the Ellenboro Neighborhood Watch Program, served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War, and was a member of the Doddridge and Ritchie County Senior Citizens.

Friends will be received at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, 447 W. Myles Ave., Pennsboro, from 3:30-9 p.m. Monday, and 9-10:30 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Church of Christ, Pennsboro, with Evangelist Terry Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery, near Glendale, Ritchie County.

James F. Haught

FAIRMONT -- James F. Haught, 74, of Fairmont, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, Fla.

He was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Fairmont, a son of the late James Oscar and Jeannette B. Fluharty Haught.

His wife of 56 years, Ivah Bickerstaff Haught, whom he married on July 2, 1943, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Donnie Myers, Fairmont, Janet Glover and Barbara Renee' and Rodney Basagic, all of Palm Harbor, Fla.; one sister, June Canary, Parkersburg; one brother-in-law, Warren Gross, Fairmont; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Buddy and Stephanie Boyers, Susan and Shawn Wadsworth, Terri and Donnie Strand and Donnie Myers, all of Fairmont, Jeffrey and Becky Boyers, Parsons, Tammy and Scott Carmichael, Indiana, Sherry and Doug Gutch, Bryan Glover, and Diadre and David Collins, all of Florida; 13 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty J. Gross.

Mr. Haught retired with 30 years of service from Monongahela Power Company/Allegheny Power, Fairmont Division, where he worked as a stock keeper. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, and a veteran of World War II serving with the First Armored Division of the U.S. Army in Italy.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7048 of Fairmont, the Fairmont Moose Lodge No. 9 of Fairmont, and enjoyed the outdoors, including outdoor sports and gardening. Among his hobbies was woodworking and attending Classic Car Shows with his 1965 Corvair.

Friends will be received at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from noon-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Alice Keener officiating. Flag folding rites will be conducted at the funeral home by Lawrence "June" Floyd. Interment will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, 1021 Fairfax St., Fairmont, WV 26554, or the charity of choice.

Lawrence A. Himes

FAIRMONT -- Lawrence A. Himes, 81, of Fairmont, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born May 31, 1918, in Brunswick, Md., a son of the late John F. and Rosela Lurch Himes.

His wife, Charlotte Young Himes, survives.

Also surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence "Larry" and Sharon Himes Jr., Snow Hill, Md., Mark W. and Pamela Himes, and Galen J. Himes, all of Fairmont; one brother, Theodore Himes, Front Royal, Virginia; and two grandsons and granddaughter-in-law, Lawrence A. Himes III, Delaware, and Galen Christopher and Lynette Himes, Front Royal.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Himes and Oscar Himes.

Mr. Himes retired in 1979 from the CSX Railroad as a bridge and building supervisor in Grafton. He started his career with the B&O Railroad in the Baltimore area, and held many positions with the railroad including cook and carpenter.

He served with the U.S. Marines during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church, volunteered his skill as a carpenter to many of the churches to which he belonged, and among his hobbies were coin collecting and watching sports.

Friends will be received at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Martin Berisford officiating. Entombment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Herman E. Jackson

CLARKSBURG -- Herman Earl Jackson, 87, of Glen Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at United Hospital Center following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Hugh and Elda Frye Jackson.

His wife of 57 years, Margaret Shaffer Jackson, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Roger Jackson, Glen Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Nancy) Cochran Jr. and Mrs. Steve (Robin) Ventura, both of Glen Falls; six grandchildren, Mrs. Danny (Tonya) Drummond, Spelter, Charles Cochran, West Milford, Clifton Cochran, Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Jeff (Veronica) Stires, Adamston, Mrs. Joe (Melissa) Marra, Cumberland, Md., and Chris Ventura, Glen Falls; one brother, Willard Jackson, Clarksburg; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Carl Jackson.

Mr. Jackson was lovingly known by his grandchildren as "Pappy Jack" and was Baptist. He retired from Eagle Glass after 27 1/2 years of employment. He had previously worked in coal mines for 20 years including 10 years at Dawson Mines.

Friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, from noon-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dave Baker, pastor of the Glen Falls Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park.

Hughie R. Lemasters

PINE GROVE -- Hughie R. Lemasters, 67, of Pine Grove, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at his residence.

He was a son of the late Jasper and Alta Greathouse Lemasters.

His wife, Patricia A. "Peach" Snider Lemasters, preceded him in death on April 5, 1996.

Surviving are two sons, Tony R. Lemasters, New Martinsville, and Kenneth Eugene Lemasters, at home; two daughters, Alicia L. Richie, New Martinsville, and Paula Quinn, Pine Grove; three brothers, Archie L. "Bud" Lemasters, Porters Falls, George Lemasters, Bristol, and Randy Lemasters, Reader; four sisters, Nancy Hatfield, Reader, Jane Anderson, New Martinsville, Carrol Richter and Sandra Cain, both of Clarksburg; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Lemasters was a member of the Church of Christ in Reader, retired from the West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Friends will be received at the Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove, from 2-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow in the Moore Cemetery, Wileyville.

Mary J. Martin

CLARKSBURG -- Mary Jane Martin, 64, of 426 Cost Ave., Stonewood, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at United Hospital Center following a brief illness.

She was born March 3, 1935, in Gypsy, a daughter of the late Felix and Angeline Arbonaise Folio.

Her husband, whom she married on July 3, 1954, preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1992.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Martin Riffee, Lexington Park, Md., and Felicia Martin Lawson, Woodbridge, Va.; four grandchildren, Jimmy Martin, Courtney Lawson, Chelsea Lawson, and Mitchell Lawson; and one sister, Judy Oliverio, Fairfax, Va.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Joseph Folio.

Mrs. Martin was employed at Dave's Restaurant, Nutter Fort, as a caterer and was a former employee of the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Friends will be received at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 p.m.. and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Edward Sabo as celebrant. A prayer service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Kenneth G. Norris

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Kenneth Green Norris, 83, of Jacksonville, formerly of Weston, died Friday, Jan. 28, at Hadlow Center, Jacksonville, following an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 12, 1917, in Weston, a son of the late James and Mabel Ruttencuter Norris.

His wife, Helen Mackey Norris, whom he married in 1938, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Stephana Jones, Jacksonville; two granddaughters, Stephanie Jones Renfro, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Johanna Jones, Thirkill, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; two sisters, Lena Mathews, Vero Beach, Fla., and Mary Margaret Heckert, Tampa, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Norris, Weston; and one sister, Catherine Turner, Miami, Fla.

Mr. Norris was a 1935 graduate of Weston High School and attended Glenville State College. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, Fla. and the Masonic Lodge.

He was director of purchasing for Equitable Gas Company in Pittsburgh, Pa., retired following a career of 42 years. In 1975, the governor of West Virginia named him as a Distinguished West Virginian.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. For more information: (304) 269-1764.

Stanley O. Perrine

MANNINGTON -- Stanley O. Perrine, 88, of Mannington, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Valley View Nursing Home, Berkeley Springs.

He was born Feb. 23, 1911, in Sutton, the son of the late John S. and Rose V. Cutlip Perrine.

His wife, Helen McElroy Perrine, preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Warren Perrine, Parkersburg, and John Perrine, Plano, Texas; one daughter, Rose Ann Glover, Berkeley Springs; five grandchildren, Stanley O. Perrine II, David Perrine, Gail Perrine, Matthew Glover and Holly Glover; one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Phala White, Louise Doan and Genevieve Pennett.

Mr. Perrine was Protestant, attended Glenville State Normal School (Glenville State Teachers College), taught elementary school three years in Braxton County, joined the West Virginia State Police in 1935, was among the first troopers to patrol on motorcycles, and was among the first group of troopers assigned to the West Virginia Turnpike in 1954 as a sergeant stationed in Beckley. He retired from the State Police in 1960 and began a jewelry and watch repair business in Mannington.

He was a past mayor of Mannington during the 1970s. He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 104 in Elkins, a 50 year member of the Sutton Masonic Lodge No. 21 A.F. & A.M., an 18 degree member of the Scottish Rite of Clarksburg, and a 32 degree member of the Scottish Rite of Wheeling.

Friends will be received at the Dent Funeral Home, Mannington, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in the Braxton County Cemetery, Sutton, at 2 p.m. Tuesday. A graveside service will be conducted by the Sutton Masonic Lodge No. 21.

Lena Scarcella

SHINNSTON -- Lena Scarcella, 71, of Rebecca Street, 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, Shinnston, Rose Scarcella, West Hamlin, and Barbara Dehner, Shinnston; 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 held at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Darren Powell and Mel Ringer officiating.

Frank Stutler

FLATWOODS -- Frank Stutler, 92, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Valley View Nursing Center, Akron, Ohio, following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 1, 1907, in Harrison County, a son of the late Samuel and Ida Lanham Stutler.

His wife, Cleo Stutler, preceded him in death on June 4, 1985.

Surviving are one daughter, Lucille Rollyson, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two sisters, Oleva Cutlip, Webster Springs, and Mary Gregory, Cleveland, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Jenna and Nathan Rollyson.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.

Mr. Stutler was a retired coal miner, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Apostolic Gospel Church, Canal Fulton, Ohio, and a member of the Moose Club, Webster County.

Friends will be received at the Stockert-Gibson Funeral Home, Flatwoods, from 2-5 p.m. today.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Milford M. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the High Knob Cemetery, Airport Road, Sutton.

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