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Obituaries for Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Todd Richard Alderman

WESTON -- Todd Richard Alderman, 69, of Route 3, Weston, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

He was born June 12, 1931, in Weston, a son of the late George Cecil Alderman and Phoebe Ellen Simpson Alderman.

On Oct. 15, 1951, he was married to the former Anadale "Ann" Perrine, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Bethla Ann Linger and husband, Lewis, Weston; one son, Garry T. Alderman and wife, Lynn, Weston; three grandchildren, Tyanna and Sheena Alderman and Mary Linger; one great-granddaughter, Natalie Linger; two stepgrandchildren, Michaelyn and Jared Woofter; two sisters, Lillian Evans, Pulaski, Tenn., and Patricia Ann Leavitt, Weston; two brothers, Everett Walker Jr. and Ray Walker, both of Jane Lew; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Laymona Skidmore and Evelyn Horger and two brothers, George and William Alderman.

Mr. Alderman was a retired tax appraiser for the West Virginia State Tax Department in Charleston, a West Virginia All- Star, and an advisor for the West Virginia Junior Hereford Association.

He was also active for several years with the Lewis County Livestock Association, Lewis County 4-H and was Protestant.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with Fred Mulneix officiating. Interment will follow in the Peterson Cemetery, Weston.

Mildred V. DeBolt

MORGANTOWN -- Mildred V. DeBolt, 84, formerly of Madison Avenue, Morgantown, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Madison Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She was born May 12, 1916, in Spelter, a daughter of the late Julius G. and Mary Ellen Canty Sal.

Her husband, Herbert A. DeBolt, preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1989.

Surviving are one son and spouse, John W. and Anita DeBolt, Morgantown; three daughters and spouses, Joyce and Duane Landacre, Joan and Michael Evanoff, all of Morgantown, and Susan and John Pritchard, Clarksburg; one brother, Arthur Sal, Morgantown; three sisters, Ruby Bezuch, Morgantown, Ann Maugans, Trenton, N.J., and Patty Clayton, Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Cheryl Carpenter, David Landacre, Michael Evanoff, Josh Pritchard, Amy DeBolt, and William Weaver; five great-grandchildren, Meghan Kovalcik, Anthony Scafella, Alex Weaver and Sierra and Alexa Landacre; and a devoted caregiver for the past six years, Jeanetta Campbell.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Henry A. Sal, Herman V. Sal and Julius "Ted" Sal.

Mrs. DeBolt retired from Sterling Faucet Co. and later worked for 10 years at the Big B Supermarket. She was Methodist.

Donations may be made in her memory to Alzheimer's Association, North Central, P.O. Box 4543, Morgantown, WV 26504-4543.

Steve Mason

NUTTER FORT -- Steve Mason, 53, of Hastings Run, Mt. Clare, died suddenly Monday, June 26, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Feb. 20, 1947, in Clarksburg, the only child of Frances J. Davis Mason, Nutter Fort, and the late Ralph Mason.

His wife, Marsha G. McCarty Mason, whom he married Feb. 25, 1968, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Natalie D. Mason, Anmoore, and Kellie J. Mason, Lost Creek.

Mr. Mason graduated from R-W High School and attended Glenville State College. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from Bell Atlantic.

He was Baptist, an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. He was a loving husband, father, and son and was caring toward his family.

The family will receive friends at Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, where a celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Greg Blevins presiding.

Tina V. Maxson

SALEM -- Tina V. Maxson, 81, of Wolcott, 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 and Dovie Nicholson Snider.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Harden, Wolcott; one son, Ernest Stout, Salem; four sisters, Edith Hinkle, Lost Creek, Jewel West and Emma Dennison, both of Clarksburg, Nancy McElwaye, Homestead, Fla.; one brother, Walter Snider, Homestead; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Orie Ray Hitt and Francis Hitt.

Mrs. Maxson 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.

Barbara L. McAtee

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 daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Janice) Bennett, Sycamore, Denise Sabolovich and Sharon Posey, both of Clarksburg, Dixie Thornhill, Shinnston, Mrs. Harry (Terry) Ferrell, Laurel Valley, and 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; and 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., Clarksburg, 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.

Helen Margie Miller

ELKINS -- Helen Margie Miller, 84, a resident of Parsons, died at 8 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at her residence. She had been in failing health.

She was born April 6, 1916, in Tunnelton, a daughter of the late Solomon E. and Alice Maude Thomas Hebb.

On July 7, 1938, she was united in marriage to Ronald C. "Ron" Miller Sr., who survives in Parsons.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Shirley A.) Colbert Sr., Hillsborough, N.C., Mrs. Thomas (Donna J.) Collins, Nutter Fort, and Mrs. Ronald (Karen E.) Simmons, Harker Heights, Texas; one son, Rev. Ronald C. "Butch" Miller Jr. and wife, Linda, Maybeury; one sister, Mrs. Lester (Faye) Neville, Cortland Acres, Thomas; three brothers, Al Hebb, Cortland Acres, Charles Hebb Sr., Parsons, and Harry Hebb, Stonewood; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel Fekete, Ethel Thawley and Blanche Manuel and three brothers, Guy, Russell and John Hebb.

Mrs. Miller had worked for the State Nursery in Parsons from 1935 to 1952 and had also been employed by the Parsons Wool Mill.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Parsons Church of God.

Delbert N. Queen

CLARKSBURG -- Delbert N. Queen, 94, of Route 2, Box 223, Lost Creek, Johnstown community, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at Crest View Manor, Jane Lew, following a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 18, 1905, in Johnstown, a son of the late Perceval Queen and Sarah Lewis Queen.

His wife of 64 years, Alta Queen, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Loretta Queen, Seminole, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Clifford Williams, Johnstown; two grandsons, Michael L. Williams, Circle Drive, Mt. Clare, and Kevin L. Williams, Johnstown; and two great-grandchildren, Cole Steven and Lori Marie Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Dever E. Queen and one sister, Fannie Post.

Mr. Queen attended the Johnstown United Methodist Church. He lived his entire life in the Johnstown community and was an honorary member of the Johnstown Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed sports and had been an active member of the local baseball and volleyball teams.

He retired from the Harrison County Board of Education after 35 years as a school bus driver and had also worked as a mechanic in the school bus garage. Following his retirement he worked as a caretaker of the Johnstown Cemetery and repaired lawnmowers as a hobby.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 5-9 p.m. Thursday. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Johnstown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leon Hevener presiding. Mr. Queen's body will lie in state in the church for one hour before the 11 a.m. service. Interment will be the Johnstown Cemetery.

Mary J. Thornhill

BUCKHANNON -- Mary J. Thornhill, 79, of 49 Wood St., died Monday, June 26, 2000, at her home.

She was born April 2, 1921, in Homewood, a daughter of the late William Lesley Lake and Mirinda Lea Dean Lake.

Her husband, Kenneth R. Thornhill, whom she married March 1, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Charles Donald (Pamela) Butcher, Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Traci Dunmire, Cross Lanes; one grandson, Brock Butcher, Buckhannon; one great-granddaughter, Allison Dunmire and one great-grandson, Cameron Dunmire, both of Cross Lanes.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Glenn Lake and one sister, Virgie Smith.

Mrs. Thornhill was a homemaker and Baptist.

Leo Dale Toothman

BUCKHANNON -- Leo Dale Toothman, 78, of 7 Allman Ave., died Monday, June 26, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born May 30, 1922, in Fairmont, a son of the late Fred Toothman and Mintie Toothman.

His wife, Bea Tennant Toothman, whom he married Nov. 1, 1941, preceded him in death on June 19, 1994.

Surviving are three daughters, Sue Gill, Stewartville, Minn., Donna and Paul Clovis, Romney, and Dale Curry, Buckhannon; one sister, Grace Twyman, Fairmont; four grandsons, David Dale Roe, Jeffrey and Cathy Roe, Chad and Kelly Clovis, and Rick Curry; two granddaughters, Jennifer Curry and Kelli and Jeremy Philo; one great-grandson, Sawyer Smallwood; and three great-granddaughters, Phalyn Burr, Jessica Roe and Chrissy Roe.

Mr. Toothman was a coal miner and served in the Navy, during World War II. He was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Buckhannon, the Franklin Lodge No. 7, AF&AM, the Osiris Temple of Wheeling and the Upshur County Shrine.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jesse W. Wilson

BUCKHANNON -- Jesse W. Wilson, 88, of Route 1, Box 300, Buckhannon, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born Feb. 6, 1912, in Junior, a son of the late Hurshel P. Wilson and Maude Zirkle Wilson.

His wife, Julia Roosevelta "Velta" Karickhoff Wilson, whom he married July 2, 1937, preceded him in death on June 4, 1999.

Surviving are Betty Rose Forssell, Arlington, Va., Jean Matheny, Paducah, Ky., and David Ray Wilson, Crouseville, Maine; two brothers, Elza Wilson, Philippi, and Joe Wilson, Brushy Fork; three sisters, Lucrietta Chwastyk, Glen Burnie, Md., Fanny Eileen Cook, Curry Tuck, N.C., and Mildred Helton, Beltsville, Md.; and seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Brooks and three brothers, Mendel, Nelson and Virgil Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a coal miner and farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, a 50 year plus member of the K of P Lodge No. 54 and the University of Hard Knocks.

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.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today, from the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, Jane Lew, with the Rev. Ronald C. Brown officiating, assisted by the Rev. Arden Beck.

Mrs. Watson 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. Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, is in charge of arrangements.

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