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Obituaries for Sunday, January 28

Joseph A. Baxter

CLARKSBURG -- Joseph Anthony Baxter, 45, of 130 Washington Ave., Mason House, Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, from injuries sustained in a vehicular accident in Clarksburg.

He was born in Clarksburg, May 10, 1955, a son of the late Clarence S. Baxter Sr. and Ginny Mancuso Baxter.

Surviving are two brothers, Clarence S. Baxter Jr., Clarksburg, and Frank W. "Jerry" Baxter, Laurel Park, Clarksburg; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Elliott, Lost Creek; two nephews and one niece.

Mr. Baxter was a member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church and the Peters Brotherhood Sunday school class of the church. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 52, and had worked as a construction laborer.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Dr. Kurt Busiek conducting the service.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

George Gideon Cottrill

JANE LEW -- George Gideon Cottrill, 78, of Route 2, Jane Lew, died at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Dec. 23, 1922, in Weston, a son of the late Thomas J. Cottrill and Adeline Elizabeth Taylor Cottrill.

He married Irene Schute Cottrill, who preceded him in death.

Surviving are one sister, Mary L. Cottrill, Route 3, Weston; two special friends, Debbie Seelback and Bruce Hefner, both of Weston; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, William Cottrill; one sister, Maggie Cottrill; and three brothers, Rex, Oran and Ralph Cottrill.

Mr. Cottrill was a retired chauffeur for Goodrich Corp. and a veteran of World War II. He was Protestant.

Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, from 6-8 p.m. Monday. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ronald C. Brown officiating. Interment will be held Wednesday afternoon in Akron, Ohio.

Chloie I. Davis

PINE GROVE -- Chloie Irene Davis, 80, of Pine Grove, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at New Martinsville Health Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil L. and Blanche M. Fisher Davis.

Surviving are one brother, Jack Davis, Pine Grove; four sisters, Alma Shuman, Lehigh Acres, Fla., Ana Lee Rose and Wanda Eddy, both of Wheeling, and Shirley Shockey, Winchester, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Lewis Davis.

She attended the Church of Christ in Pine Grove.

Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. Monday at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ, Pine Grove. Interment will follow at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Pine Grove.

William P. Jamison

NUTTER FORT -- William Parks Jamison, 70, of Aurora, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Jan. 29, 1930, the only child of Fern Elsey Jamison, who survives in Aurora, and the late William Parks Brown Jamison.

Mr. Jamison served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He then attended college, where he studied medical technology.

He served in the U.S. Army, and was Methodist.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Aurora United Methodist Church, with Pastor Joe Robinette presiding. Interment will be held in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton.

Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, is in charge of arrangements.

George Eugene Marsh

WESTON -- George Eugene Marsh, 42, a resident of Clarksburg Mission, Glen Elk, formerly of Weston, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Weston, June 22, 1958, a son of George Marsh, who survives in Weston, and the late Anna Puffenbarger.

Also surviving are one brother, Charles Marsh, and three half brothers, Earl, Andy and Bill Puffenbarger, all of Weston; two sisters, Mary Harris and Darlene Conrad, both of Weston; several nieces and nephews; and his stepmother, Anna L. Marsh, Weston.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, James R. Marsh and one great-niece.

Mr. Marsh was a former employee of the Louie Glass Co.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Snyder Cemetery, Churchville, with the Rev. Robert Heater officiating.

Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline 'Patsy' Pinion

CLARKSBURG -- Pauline "Patsy" Pinion, 96, of 523 Werninger St., Clarksburg, died at 8:49 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born in Monongah, March 30, 1904, a daughter of the late Antonio Goots and Angeline Maria Secreta Goots.

Her husband, Joseph Pinion, whom she married June 26, 1921, preceded her in death April 2, 1993.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, William Michael and Delores Pinion, Clarksburg, and John Richard Pinion, Anmoore; one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Ada) Trupo, Bridgeport; one sister, Martha Florenza, Gainesville, Fla.; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Joseph Anthony Pinion; two daughters, Julia Marie Tenda and infant Flora Pinion; three brothers, John, Jim and Frank Goots and two sisters, Teresa Pinion and Mary Marra Malinotti.

Mrs. Pinion was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was also a member of William Marconi Lodge No. 1140, Sons of Italy.

She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 5-9 p.m. today and 1-9 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A vigil service will be conducted in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Monday.

Eleanor Jean Riblett

SHINNSTON -- Eleanor Jean Riblett, 64, of Parkway Boulevard, Anmoore, died at 7:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at her residence, following a brief illness.

She was born July 2, 1936, in Slaty Fork, a daughter of the late John and Nola Goode Payne.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Riblett, on Sept. 10, 1997.

Surviving are three sons and a daughter-in-law, John Edward and Patty Riblett, Shinnston, Bradley Paul Riblett and James Riblett, both of Clarksburg; two daughters, Judy Riblett and Debbie Burrows, both of Clarksburg; one son-in-law, Russell Burrows; four brothers, Carl Payne, Shinnston, Ken Payne and Lloyd Payne, both of Warren, Ohio, and Wayne Payne, St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Sherry Deavers, Mannington, Jane Palmer, Warren, Ohio, and Geri Baldwin, Fairmont; five grandchildren, Mandy Riblett, Kira Riblett, Stephanie Gibson, Byron Gibson and Danielle Wilson; one great-grandson, Peyton Moore; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother.

Mrs. Riblett had worked for the Brockway Glass Co. until its closing. She was Protestant.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 3-9 p.m. Monday, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Arlie Parrish officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Orvil J. Rinehart

PENNSBORO -- Orvil J. Rinehart, 94, of Route 1, Cairo, Glendale community, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at his home.

He was born March 27, 1906, in Glendale, Ritchie County, a son of the late Luther J. and Mae Ayers Rinehart.

His wife, Blanche Harper Rinehart, preceded him in death.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Mary Rinehart, Glendale; one daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and John Robertson; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Herman V. Rinehart and three sisters, Opal Rinehart Harper and Ruby Rinehart.

Mr. Rinehart was a dairy farmer and a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army in North Africa and Europe.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Robert Roth officiating. Interment will be in Terry Cemetery near Glendale. Friends may call from 4:30-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Richard T. Smith

SALEM -- Richard T. "Dick" Smith, 91, of Pinellas Park, Fla., formerly of Weston, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at his home under the care of Hospice. He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born in Pickens, Nov. 18, 1909, the son of the late Ralph Edward and Joycelyn Clifton Smith.

His wife, Ann L. Smith, whom he married June 8, 1932, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. C.W. (Sarah Ann) Gordanier, Pinellas Park; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been also preceded in death by one son, Richard Page "Dick" Smith, Aug. 30, 1976; 10 brothers and sisters.

Mr. Smith was a graduate of Cincinnati College of Embalming, class of 1949. He successfully passed his West Virginia State Board to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer Jan. 1, 1950, at which time he became associated with the Sweeney and Toothman funeral firm.

In later years, he purchased the company, which subsequently became known as Smith Funeral Home.

He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Weston, the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Weston Lodge No. 10, A.F.&A.M., the Central West Virginia Shrine Club and the Loyal Order of Moose, No. 9874 of Weston.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 3 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Frederick Valentine officiating. A graveside service will follow at Macpelah Cemetery, Weston.

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