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Obituaries for Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001

Ora P. Boggs

GLENVILLE -- Ora P. Boggs, 103, of Glenville, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation, Glenville, following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 10, 1897, at Braxton County, a daughter of the late Floyd L. and Florence Scarff Marks.

Twice married, her first husband, Tillman Wilmoth, and her second husband, Joseph Boggs, both preceded her in death. Surviving are 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by five sons, five daughters, five brothers, two sisters and three stepsisters.

Mrs. Boggs was a homemaker. She was Baptist by faith.

Mrs. Ada Virginia Carson

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Ada Virginia Carson, 89, of Virginia Avenue, Clarksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at her residence.

She was born July 19, 1911, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late Stanko T. Pouch and Nellie Louise Core Pouch.

Her husband, Stanley Carson, preceded her in death on May 18, 1972.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews of which include Don Pulice, Ronnie Pulice, Bill Pulice, Lana White, Rick Schlicker and Jesse Schlicker, all of Clarksburg.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Pulice and Nina Lea Schlicker; two brothers, Stanley Pouch and Raymond Pouch.

Mrs. Carson was a Protestant by faith. She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 11 a.m. -- 1 p.m. Thursday where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Kenneth E. Kendall presiding. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

Lillie M. Costilow

CLARKSBURG -- Lillie M. Costilow, 96, of Route 1, Wallace, formerly of Clarksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

She was born June 24, 1904, in Tallmansville, Upshur County, a daughter of the late John W. and Victoria C. Courtney Miller.

Twice married, her first husband, Brook West, preceded her in death. Her second husband, Charles Costilow, whom she married in August 1936, preceded her in death in July 1974.

Surviving are one stepgrandson, Larry Sirk, Clarksburg, whom she reared and resided with for many years; one stepgranddaughter, Donna Lee Cosby; four nieces, Carol Rudis, Westminster, Md., Loretta Hafle, Fleming, Ohio, Joan Miller, Clarksburg, and Nancy Berry, Millers, Md.; five nephews, Paul Miller, Clarksburg, Jack Miller, Elkins, Ronald Miller, Donald Miller, both of Parkersburg, and Bernard Wright, Baltimore, Md.; one sister-in-law, Beulah G. Monroe, Walker; and many great-nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having also been preceded in death by four brothers, Bert, Robert, Burley and Charles Miller; five sisters, Ollie Richards, Anna Hubbard, Eva Wright, Tassie Miller and Pauline Miller; and one stepdaughter, Evelyn Sirk Lyndsey.

Mrs. Costilow was a cashier at O.J. Morrison's with 14 and one-half years service.

She was a member of the United Methodist Temple, Clarksburg, for over 90 years where she remained very active and taught Sunday School.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. William Haynes officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park.

Bonnie D. Farnsworth

WESTON -- Bonnie D. Farnsworth, 102, of 534 West Second Street, Weston, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at her residence following a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 27, 1898, in Cox's Mill, a daughter of the late Clarence Queen and Cora Rymer Queen.

Her husband, Ivan Farnsworth, whom she married on Nov. 2, 1919, preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1969.

Surviving are three daughters, Geneva Farnsworth Adams, Cox's Mill, Isabell Farnsworth Reeves, Charleston, and Lorena Farnsworth Simmons, Massilon, Ohio; one son, Keith Farnsworth, Parkersburg; her caregiver, Denise Cress, Weston; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by four sisters, one brother, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Farnsworth was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weston.

Friends will be received at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 4-8 p.m. today.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Crouch and the Rev. Lee Swor officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Mary Ellen Rose Ferrell

FLATWOODS -- Mary Ellen Rose Ferrell, 94, of Heaters, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, after a lengthy illness.

She was born Sept. 21, 1906, at Corley, a daughter of the late J.M. Rose and Minnie Greathouse Rose.

Her husband, Charles W. Ferrell, whom she married in 1948, preceded her in death in 1982.

Surviving are three sisters, Sarah Ethel Rose, Laural Nursing Care and Rehab Center at Big Otter, Margery Rose Anderson, Elkview, and Susanna Rose, Heaters; three nieces, one nephew, one great-niece and one great-nephew.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Leah Rose Bigham and Minnie Ruth Rose; and four brothers, Charley O. Rose, Bernard Rose, Morgan Hugh Rose and Mortimer Earle Rose.

Mrs. Ferrell was a graduate of Sutton High School, Fairmont State Teacher's College and Columbia University. She was a lifetime educator, having taught 42 years in the Kanawha County Schools at Tiskelwah Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Junior High School.

She was a member of K.C.E.A. and also the state and National Education Association. She was a lifetime member of the Tichenel United Methodist Church at Heaters.

Larry Eugene Furman

FAIRMONT -- Larry Eugene Furman, 53, of Fairmont, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born May 25, 1947, in Morgantown, a son of Alma Merle Wright Furman of Youngstown, Ohio, and the late William Arnold Furman.

His wife of 35 years, Betty McLaughlin Furman, whom he married Jan. 23, 1966, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, John Eric and Staci Furman, Fairmont; three daughters, Crystal Diane Knapp, Lowell, Mass., Jennifer Kathleen Bunch and Lynn Marie Furman, both of Fairmont; two brothers, Randy Allen Furman, Youngstown, and David Russell Furman, Olathe, Kan.; two sisters, Shirley Ann Furman, Youngstown, and Rose Marie Heston and husband, Robert, one foster sister, Eleanor Mott and husband, William, all of Fairmont; two grandchildren, Jarrod Allen Knapp and Harland Ronald Knapp, both of Lowell, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald Lee Furman and Allen Dale Furman who died in infancy; one sister, Gloria Jean Furman who died in infancy; and his foster parents, Nick and Martha Vukovich.

Mr. Furman served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1967-1968. He worked at Western Sizzlin and Holiday Inn as a dishwasher.

He worked at Marble Craft as a sink stripper.

He graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1964. He attended Fairmont State College for two years.

He enjoyed watching professional wrestling and football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church. He was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1799 Fairmont, WV 26554.

Phyllis Fidler Hyman

BUCKHANNON -- Phyllis Fidler Hyman, 83, of 111 Shawnee Drive, Buckhannon, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Buckhannon.

She was born April 8, 1917, in Tioga, a daughter of the late Frank Fidler and Edith Sherwood Fidler.

Her husband, William E. Hyman, whom she married Feb. 16, 1938, preceded her in death on March 17, 1961.

Surviving are one daughter, Annilee Hyman, Oklahoma City, Okla.; one son, William E. Hyman Jr., Buckhannon; one brother, Maurice Fidler, one sister, Pauline Smithson, both of Richwood; two granddaughters, Michelle Hyman, Buckhannon, and Abigail Rinderknecht, Oklahoma City; and one grandson, Vincent Hyman, Buckhannon.

She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Arden Fidler, Robert Fidler, Sherwood Fidler, Frank Fidler and John E. Fidler.

Mrs. Hyman was a secretary for Kanawha County Schools.

She was a member of the Christian Mission Alliance Church, Buckhannon.

She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary, Retired School Employees Association and Buckhannon Women's Club.

Mary Jane Kelley

WEST UNION -- Mary Jane Kelley, 72, of Route 5, Jacob's Run community, Salem, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 9, 1928, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late G.T. and Flossie Kelley.

Surviving are one sister-in-law, Lenora A. Kelley with whom she made her residence; three nephews, Steven Kelley and wife, Vicky, Greenwood, Kenneth Kelley and wife, Judy, Buckhannon, and David Kelley and wife Terissa, Route 1, Salem; and many other nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having also been preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Kelley; four brothers, Porter B. Kelley, J. "Pat" Kelley, M.E. "Ed" Kelley, and A.F. "Frank" Kelley; and one aunt, Faye Kelley who reared Ms. Kelley.

Ms. Kelley was employed for 32 years as a floor girl and trimmer in the garment factory industry, having worked in West Union, Harrisville and Pennsboro factories.

She loved gardening and was a lifelong member of the Black Lick Baptist Church, Route 1, Salem.

Cletus Mayle

PHILIPPI -- Cletus Mayle, 68, a resident of Route 2, Philippi, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 24, 1932, near Philippi, a son of the late Clyde and Zonsa Croston Mayle.

On July 16, 1952, he married the former Elizabeth A. Newman, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Charlotte) Minard, Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Keith (Yvonne) Croston, Philippi; three sons, Mark Mayle, Ronald Mayle and Craig Mayle, all of Philippi; two half brothers, Wilmoth Mayle and Freeman Mayle, both of Canton; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Boyd Keith Mayle; one grandson, Nevin Derek Mayle; and two sisters, Violet Croston and Margie Mayle.

Mr. Mayle was a retired construction laborer and a farmer.

He was a former member of the Construction Laborer's Local in Canton.

Joshua Miller

CLARKSBURG -- Joshua Miller, 7, of Stratford Drive, Bridgeport, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 11, 1994, in Torrance, Calif., a son of Michael and Cynthia Files Miller, Stratford Drive, Bridgeport.

Also surviving are one brother, Michael James Miller II, Lawndale, Calif.; two sisters, Chasity and Sarah Miller, Bridgeport; his maternal grandmother, Wanda Files, his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Sarah Miller, both of Martinsburg; his birth mother, Joy Ellen Mason, Torrance; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Adam Files; and his paternal grandfather, James L. Miller.

Joshua attended special education classes at Wilsonburg Elementary School. He attended Fellowship Bible Church, Bridgeport.

He was a loving, special, beautiful child who in spite of his disability touched everyone he met. A service of remembrance will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Davis Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the special education department at Wilsonburg Elementary School, Route 4, Box 1, Clarksburg, WV 26301.

Lela Pearl Moneypenny

GLENVILLE -- Lela Pearl Moneypenny, 90, of Troy, died at 5:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

She was born March 14, 1910, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Harley D. and Nellie Gray Douglas Moneypenny.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Ms. Moneypenny was a retired health care giver. She was a member of Doyle Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the Baldwin Homemakers.

Olive Pratt

WESTON -- Olive Pratt, 92, of 715 West Second St., Weston, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a five-week illness.

She was born June 17, 1908, in Withers, Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Joshua M. Kuhl and Carrie Tallhammer Kuhl.

Her first husband, Douglas James, preceded her in death. Her second husband, Harley Lee Pratt, whom she married June 16, 1956, preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1978.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie Wilt and husband, Claude, West Union, and Jetta Baker and husband, Q.V., Clarksburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Eugene James and Patricia, Chattanooga, Tenn.; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Shirley Bennett and husband, Edward, Weston, and Joretta Wilson and husband, Robert, Cleveland, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers; and one stepson and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Dorothy Pratt.

Mrs. Pratt was a faithful member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church since 1941. She worked in the children's department as a teacher and superintendent for 20 years.

She served in various positions in the Women's Missionary organizations. For many years she created and prepared the floral arrangements for the church and for weddings.

She was a member of the Hall Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women.

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 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the Broad Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clifford West officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery, Weston. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Pallbearers for the funeral will be Mrs. Pratt's grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Broad Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, Weston, WV 26452.

I. Edna Reed

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- I. Edna Reed, 78, of Jacksonville, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in a local nursing facility.

She was born in Nutter Fort, W.Va.

Her husband, David W. Reed, a retired lieutenant with the West Virginia State Police and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Debra Howard (Chas W.), Jacksonville; two brothers, Richard M. Forinash, Ellijay, Ga., and Edward J. Forinash, Clarksburg, W.Va.; two granddaughters, Amber Howard and Taylor Howard; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon E. Forinash and Robert L. Forinash; two sisters, Dorothy Adams and Edith Strock.

Donald J. Straight

FAIRMONT -- Donald J. Straight, 82, of Bentons Ferry, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born May 24, 1918, in Fairmont, a son of the late Glenn Howard and Mary A. Lakin Straight.

His wife, Mary Frances Hardway Straight, preceded him in death on March 12, 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Marie Straight Ware, Bentons Ferry; three brothers, Richard "Dick" Lee Straight, Barrackville, John Howard Straight, Indiana, and George Edward Straight, Diamond, Ohio; one sister, Doris "Sis" Janeen Simms, Kent, Ohio; two grandchildren, Crystal Dawn Ware, Fairmont, and Robert Harrison Ware II at home; two great-grandchildren, Levi Harrison Ware and Baylie Morgan Rager-Ware; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter in infancy, Nancy Straight; three brothers, William Edwin Straight, Thomas Straight and Kenneth Lakin Straight; and one sister, Mildred "Toots" Belle Trisler.

Mr. Straight graduated from Barrackville High School in 1936. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II where he was awarded the Purple Heart commendation. He was a Christian by faith. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed yard work.

He retired as a coal miner from Barrackville Bethlehem Steel with over 20 years of service. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 629 and United Mine Workers Association District 31.

As a young man he was an all-sport and all-county athlete from Barrackville who played baseball, basketball and football. He attended Fairmont State College for two years on a sports scholarship before having to quit in order to take care of family matters.

He was the oldest of nine children. He especially enjoyed spending time with his great-grandchildren.

Ellie Wilson

PHILIPPI -- Ellie Wilson, 88, of Galloway community, Route 1, Flemington, formerly of Orlando, Fla., died at 5:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in the Grafton City Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born June 1, 1912, in Duval County, Fla., a daughter of the late Edgar and Roxie Vining.

Her husband, Wyman M. Wilson, whom she married on June 22, 1938, preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1979.

Surviving are two daughters, Florence Sullivan, with whom she made her home in Galloway, and Jean Driscoll, Florida; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Wyman M. Wilson Jr.; and several brothers and sisters including a twin sister, Nellie.

Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker.

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