|Obituaries for Tuesday, June 27, 2000
PARSONS -- Anna L. Day, 64, a resident of Holly Meadows, and more recently a resident of Silver Spring, Md., died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Montgomery General Hospital, Silver Spring. Her death was attributed to lung cancer.
She was born April 13, 1936, in Italy, a daughter of the late Vincent and Josephine Gregrich Lazzaro.
Her husband, William Dean Day, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Daryl and Larry Cline; one stepson, William E. Day; three daughters, Glenda Fisher, Betty Hibble and Brenda Semonco; three stepdaughters, Peggy Fulk, Betty Ann Day and Maureen Day; 28 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Day was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
PINE GROVE -- Lora June Fletcher, 72, of Reader, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at her home.
She was a daughter of the late Denver L. and Dosie E. Harrison Wade.
Her husband, Claude William Fletcher, preceded her in death in 1969.
Surviving are one son, William "Bill" Fletcher, one grandson, William "Bill" Fletcher Jr., and one brother, Carrie Wade, all of Reader.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Arnie Wade and one sister, Wilma Sedlock.
Mrs. Fletcher was Protestant.
BUCKHANNON -- Kayla Marie Foster, infant daughter of Roger and Candida Ware Foster, Elkins, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
Also surviving are one brother, Tyler Foster; one sister, Courtney Foster; maternal grandparents, Delbert and Rhonda Poling Ware, Belington; paternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Roger Foster, Elkins; maternal great-grandparents, Merrill and Helen Wilson Poling, Belington; maternal great-grandmother, Mary McClure Foster, Sandusky, Ohio; three aunts, Rogina Foster Helmick, Parsons, Melissa Foster, Elkins, and Sarah Foster Cunningham, Elkins; and two uncles, Derek Ware, Belington, and Shaun Ware, N.C.
ELKINS -- Hershel Cecil Isner, 87, a resident of Kerens, died Sunday afternoon, June 25, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 31, 1912, on Texas Mountain, Tucker County, a son of the late Johnson and Ivy Belle Shaffer Isner.
On Aug. 20, 1949, in Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Lena Marie Taylor, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Ed Isner, Bridgeport, John Isner, Kerens, and Robert Isner, Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Mrs. Mike (Brenda) Shaffer and Mrs. Randy (Dee Dee) Bunnell, both of Parsons, and Laverta Hultzer, Spokane, Wash.; one sister, Maycel Hill, Miami, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one stepson, Stanley Taylor; an infant brother, Harry Isner; and one sister, Sophia Martin.
Mr. Isner was employed as a bus driver for Reynolds Bus Lines and Greyhound. He later worked as a motor carrier for the Clarksburg Exponent and was employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways District 8 at the time of his retirement. He was a member of the Harts Chapel Church, Kerens.
BRIDGEPORT -- Tressie Lee Bunnell King, 56, of Route 6, Box 231, Clarksburg, died Monday, June 26, 2000, following a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 9, 1944, in Wilsonburg, a daughter of the late Thurwell and Elsie Williams Bunnell.
Her husband, Sam King, whom she married May 5, 1961, survives.
Also surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Sam (Trish) King Jr., Salem, and Rick King, Clarksburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Joy (Billy) Bland, Fleming, Ohio; one grandchild, Eric King, Salem; two sisters, Ethel Swiger, Parkersburg, and Denise Bunnell, Sardis.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Thurwell Bunnell Jr.
Mrs. King was a cook with Minard's Restaurant for 22 years.
She was Protestant.
Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Mary Ellen Finegan presiding. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
SALEM -- Tina V. Maxon, 81, of Wilcott, Ind., died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Monticello Healthcare, Monticello, Ind.
She was born May 23, 1919, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Howard Snider and Dovie Nicholson Snider.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Darcy Elton Hitt in 1964, and by her second husband, Jackson Maxon in 1985.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Harden, Wolcott, Ind.; one son, Ernest Stout, Salem; four sisters, Edith Hinkle, Lost Creek, Jewel West, Clarksburg, Emma Dennison, Clarksburg, Nancy McElwaye, Homestead, Fla.; one brother, Walter Snider, Homestead; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. Maxon was a former employee of the Girls Industrial Home, Salem, as well as the Salem Glass Factory.
She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Salem.
The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Harbert Funeral Home.
CLARKSBURG -- Barbara Lamm McAtee, 82, of Clarksburg, formerly of Reynoldsville, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, following an extended illness.
She was born June 18, 1918, in Curtin, a daughter of the late Elza Curt Lamm and Adelia Maude Moran Lamm.
On March 6, 1939, she married Harry McAtee Jr., who preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1994.
Surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Janice) Bennett, Sycamore, Denise Sabolovich and Sharon Posey, both of Clarksburg, Dixie Thornhill, Shinnston, Mrs. Harry (Terry) Ferrell, Laurel Valley, Mrs. Donald (Pamela) Jaggie, Bridgeport; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Denise McAtee, Salem; one brother, Denny Lamm, Anmoore; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Alice Faye McAtee Pinti and Eunice Rae McAtee; four brothers, Adrian, Bert, Carl and Darce Lamm; four sisters, Ivy Ratliff, Vivian Zillifro, Eunice Lamm and Lillian McKnight.
Mrs. McAtee was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, Clarksburg, and the Harrison County Senior Center choir.
She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Robert Sadler, presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
WESTON -- Ruby J. McCartney, 72, of Route 2, Roanoke, died at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Hopemont Hospital, Terra Alta, following an extended illness.
She was born May 24, 1928, in Preston County, a daughter of the late James H. Newlin and Zola Maude Lee Newlin.
On July 7, 1942, she married James E. McCartney, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1993.
Surviving are three sons, James L. McCartney, Roanoke, Gerald R. McCartney, Weston, and Danny R. McCartney, Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Chris Goldsmith, Roanoke, and Beverly I. Brown, Waynesville, Mo.; one brother, Bradley Newlin, Baltimore; 25 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Carroll Lynn McCartney, three grandchildren, one brother, and two sisters.
Mrs. McCartney was a homemaker and Baptist.
Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Clyde McCants, officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. --Marian L. McDaniel, 76, of Rock Island, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.
She was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Iota, Wis., a daughter of the late Oscar and Mary Nyborg Larson.
Her husband, James L. McDaniel, whom she married Jan. 26, 1946, in Wiota, preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1998.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, David and Deb McDaniel, Rock Island; three grandchildren, Rachel, Logan and Tyler McDaniel; one brother, Vernon Larson, Dubuque, Iowa; one sister, Lillian DeNure, Monroe, Wis.; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Gladys.
Mrs. Larson had worked for Deere and Co., Moline, for 41 years and retired as salary administrator. She was a member of Memorial Heights United Methodist Church, where she had been very active and served in many roles and on various committees.
She also had been a member and past president of the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter GQ, Deere Lady Retirees and the Quad City Botanical Center Foundation. She had served as a volunteer reader for the W.V.I.K. Apris Radio Station and had also been involved with the American Red Cross and the United Way.
CLARKSBURG -- Snowie D. Nicholson, 75, of Route 5, Clarksburg, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at United Hospital Center following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 28, 1924, in Nicutt, a daughter of the late Gallory and Ada Cottrell McCumbers.
Her husband, Burl D. Nicholson, preceded her in death in 1985.
Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Gary (Judy) Dodd, Clarksburg, Mrs. Don (June) Hurt, Venezuela, S.A., Mrs. John (Konda) Limer, Quiet Dell, and Ms. Debbie Arnett, West Palm Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard McCumbers, Nicutt, and Gallory McCumbers Jr., LaGrange, Ohio; four sisters, India Drennen, Letter Gap, Lindy McCumbers, Nicutt, Gladys Snider, Avon, Ohio, and Clara Turner, Akron, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Willis McCumbers.
Mrs. Nicholson was a member of the Christian Assembly Church.
A private memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
CLARKSBURG -- Dominick Pannetta, 71, of 1408 West Virginia Ave., Clarksburg, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, Charleston, unexpectedly.
He was born July 8, 1928, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Dominick and Opal Pannetta.
His wife, Mary Ann Pannetta, survives.
Also surviving are one stepson, Bobby Crouch, Charleston, and one stepdaughter, Becky Trusler, Clarksburg; two half sisters, Betty Eberly, Orlando, Fla., and Patty Rhodes, Florida; and his loyal companion and friend, Sammie, his dog.
Mr. Pannetta was retired from the U.S. Army and the West Virginia Corrections Department. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, American Legion, the Columbian Club, and the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Friends may call at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father Tim Grassi as celebrant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. A scriptural wake service will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. Full military rites will be held at the graveside by the American Legion Honor guard.
CLARKSBURG -- Betty Mae Sawyer, 77, of 217 West Pike St., Apt. 303, Clarksburg, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 17, 1923, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late John S. Wilson and Bessie Lee Waddy Wilson.
Her husband, Ladd Sawyer, preceded her in death.
Surviving are one brother, Guy Carter, Chicago, Ill.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and John Wilson and two sisters, Mary Ellen Wilson and Anna Lucas.
Mrs. Sawyer was a member of Broad Oaks United Methodist Church. She was a 1941 graduate of Kelly Miller High School and was a member of the Kelly Miller Alumni Association and the Black Heritage Foundation.
She retired after 29 years of employment with the Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C.
Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Kathryn McIntyre presiding. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.
Emma Pearl Cunningham Watson
WESTON -- Emma Pearl Cunningham Watson, 81, of Second Street, Jane Lew, Straley Addition, departed her earthly home at 24 minutes until 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2000, to be with her Heavenly Father.
She was born Nov. 22, 1918, in Oxford, a daughter of the late Charley Cunningham and Addie Martin Cunningham.
She was a devoted wife of 65 years to Lewis W. Watson, whom she married on April 29, 1935, who survives.
She was the loving mother of Delford, Elouise, Beth Ann, and Larry; devoted grandmother to six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ronalda Prunty.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers.
Mrs. Watson was a homemaker and a 51 year member of the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Society and Church Council.
She was also a member of the Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary; an avid gardener and enjoyed flowers.
Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 4-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, from the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, Jane Lew, with the Rev. Ronald C. Brown officiating, assisted by the Rev. Arden Beck.
Mrs. Wilson will lie in state at the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral hour. Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery in Lightburn Addition.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 48, Jane Lew, WV 26378.