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Obituaries for Saturday, February 10, 2001

Richard H. Daugherty

WESTON -- Richard H. Daugherty, 79, of Route 1, Deanville community, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in Braxton Health Care Center in Flatwoods, following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 5, 1921 in Lewis County, a son of the late James Patrick Daugherty and Myrtle Jane Bonnett Daugherty.

His wife, Madelyn Florence Butcher Daugherty, whom he married Sept. 21, 1943, preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 1990.

Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Carpenter, Weston, and Sharon Phares, Linn; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death were one son, Jimmie "Rick" Daugherty, one brother and two half sisters.

Mr. Daugherty was employed by Butcher-Layfield Lumber Co. in Weston, and later by the West Virginia Department of Highways as an inspector and sign shop foreman.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, and attended Clark Chapel United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at the Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. on Sunday with the Rev. Jack Streets officiating. Interment will follow in the Butcher Cemetery, Butchersville.

Boyd R. Hayes

PINE GROVE -- Boyd R. Hayes, 79, of Pine Grove, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at the Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville.

He was the son of the late William E. and Minnie Gertrude Wayne Hayes.

Surviving is his wife, Vivian June Rush Hayes.

Also surviving are two sons, William Wayne Hayes, Old Bridge, N.J., and Stephen D. Hayes, New Martinsville; two daughters, Vicki Miracle and Dena Brown, both of Reader; two sisters, Phillis Hissom, Mozart, and Norma Conjeski, Benwood; eight grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Lloyd Hayes, and two sisters, Mary Wright and Sara DeCarlo.

Mr. Hayes was of the Church of Christ faith. He was retired as a self-employed building contractor and had worked for the Shortline Emergency Squad, Station 50, Pine Grove, for 28 years.

Friends will be received 4-9 p.m. Sunday at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Monday. Interment will be in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Pine Grove.

Alice J. McNicol

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Alice J. McNicol, 73, of Sarasota, formerly of Clarksburg, died at 9:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in Sarasota, following an extended illness.

She was born July 5, 1927, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Paul Adamek and Estella Siennaeka Adamek.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Edward McNicol, in 1981.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel E. McNicol and John P. McNicol, both of Sarasota; two daughters, Stephanie A. McNicol, Houston, Texas, and Carolyn Connell, Sarasota, and five grandchildren.

Before moving to Florida in 1960, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Clarksburg and in Sarasota, a member of the Incarnation Catholic Church.

Mrs. McNicol was retired from the A.C. Nielsen Co. and was a member of the Senior Friendship Center.

There will be a graveside service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Holy Cross Cemetery with the Rev. Father Timothy Jude Grassi officiating.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Mamie Virginia Morton

CLARKSBURG -- Mamie V. Morton, 80, of Heartland of Clarksburg, died Feb. 8, 2001, at Heartland.

She was born Sept. 10, 1920, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Edgar H. and Lurana Gaston Richards.

Her husband, Robert A. Morton of Clarksburg, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Karen Frances Underwood Marlette, Summersville, S.C., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter J. Underwood; one infant daughter, Loretta Charlene Underwood; one sister, Wanda Mae Husk, and one brother, John E. Richards.

Mrs. Morton worked in the restaurant business and also worked in nursing homes helping others.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Anmoore, with Mike L. Callison officiating. Mrs. Morton's body was cremated at the family's request. Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, was in charge of arrangements.

Jocie Dove Lantz Parsons

PARSONS -- Jocie Dove Lantz Parsons, 82, a well- known educator in Tucker County and resident of Parsons, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Colonial Place in Elkins. She had been declining in health and death was attributed to congestive heart failure.

She was born Feb. 9, 1918, in Leadmine, a daughter of the late Price and Nettie Arbogast Lantz.

Her husband, Paul A. Parsons Sr., whom she married on Aug. 12, 1935, preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1957.

Surviving are three sons, Paul A. Parsons, Jr. and wife, Barbara, Thomas, Jared M. Parsons and wife, Nancy, Parsons, Jack K. Parsons and wife, Margaret Ann, Silver Springs, Md.; six daughters, Gail Parsons Ross and husband Ron, Chesapeake, Va., JoAnn Parsons Criss, Midlothian, Va., Robyn M. Parsons, Richmond, Va., Jean Parsons Hall and husband, Jack, Winchester, Va., Carol Parsons Wingfield and husband, Billy, Craigsville, Marlyn Parsons Stamey and husband, Tom, Palm City, Fla.; 19 grandchildren, Lycia R. Phipps, Ronda J. Ross, Tammy, Tommy and Capt. Michael J. Parsons, Lesley G. Buckley, Davilee N. and Angela Criss, Brendon Few, Jack Hall Jr., Dan and Gwen Hall, John Parsons, Pam Villers, Brian Wingfield, Scheryll Richards, Kevin Wingfield, Deborah Briggs and Brian Haddix; 15 great-grandchildren, Remy and Cameron Phipps, Mariah, Bradley and Cambrie Parsons, Quinnlan Buckley, Jason, Mendi, Justin and Lance Hall, Melissa, Sheena and Cameron Villers and Garrett and Vanessa Richards.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, John Lantz, and two sisters, Bessie Campbell and Carrie Judy. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Davis and Elkins College and her master's degree from West Virginia University. She was a school teacher for more than 32 years, having taught at Sugarlands, Pifer Mountain, Shaffer Town, Hamrick, Parsons Grade School and also at Davis-Thomas Elementary, where she taught special education for 19 years.

Mrs. Parsons was selected as Educator of the Year by the Tucker County Chamber of Commerce in 1984; was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers Sorority; was a member of numerous educational and social organizations, and was a member of the Saint John's United Methodist Church.

She was an avid traveler and loved ceramics, quilting, gardening and canning.

Friends will be received at the Barb-Greenlief Funeral Home, Parsons, from 6-9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted in the funeral home parlor Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. John Glessner and the Rev. David Fuller will officiate. Interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery, Parsons.

The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1115, Dunbar, WV, 25064 or to Hospice Care Corporation, P.O. Box 193, Parsons, WV, 26287.

Thomas Kim Preat

PINE GROVE -- Thomas Kim Preat, 43, of Pine Grove, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in Reader.

He was the son of Maxine Dunham Wise of Pine Grove and the late Charles "Runt" Wise.

Also surviving are two daughters, Laura Ann Preat and Valerie Diane Preat, both of Reader, and one grandson, Joseph Preat, Reader.

Mr. Preat was a Methodist by faith. He was a boiler maker for Union Local 667 of Charleston.

Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. today at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Interment will be at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Pine Grove.

Lila 'Jean' Short

PHILIPPI -- Lila "Jean" Short, 71, of Maple Avenue, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 10, 1929, near Overfield in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Goff and Ivah Virginia Bartlett Thomas.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jarrett T. (Connie Diane) Chandler Jr., Salisbury, N.C., Mrs. Cecil Wray (Kathy Lynn) Springer, Philippi; two sons, Bruce Alan Short and wife, Patricia, and Thomas Glenn Short and wife, Shelley, all of Philippi; three sisters, Mrs. Sentell (Louise) Malcolm, Clarksburg, Mrs. Eugene (Lelia Ann) Schoonover and Mrs. Robert Karl (Betty Flo) McDaniel, both of Philippi; two brothers, Robert Lynn Thomas and Hugh Scott Thomas, both of Philippi; 10 grandchildren, Michael Alan Short, Christina Ann Short-Skidmore, Stephen Jarrett Chandler, Sarah Marie Chandler, Gwen Rochelle Carpenter, Thomas Brian Short, Tracy Elizabeth Lantz, Cecil Wray Springer II, Scott Andrew Springer and Kaitlin Jean Springer and one great-grandchild, Thomas Zachary Short.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Sally Rose Walker and Lucille Marie Lantz, and one brother, Earl Wesley Thomas.

Mrs. Short was a graduate of Philippi High School. She was a retired secretary having worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation and Stabilization Service and also for Associates Finance in Clarksburg.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Philippi Chapter No. 41 and a member of the former Overfield United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at the Stemple and Forman Funeral Home, Philippi, from 2-9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday. Order of the Eastern Star, Philippi Chap. #41, will conduct ritualistic services at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel on Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mary Ann Weller officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

The family requests memorials in the form of contributions to Family House, P.O. Box 8228, Morgantown, WV, 26506.

Anthony Santo 'Bo' Routunda

FAIRMONT -- Anthony Santo "Bo" Routunda, 64, of Fairmont, died suddenly at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his residence.

He was born April 29, 1936, in Shinnston, a son of Rose Kaska Rotunda of Fairmont and the late Anthony "Shockey" Rotunda.

Also surviving are three brothers and a sister-in-law, James W. Rotunda, Mannington, Robert L. Rotunda, Lansdale, Pa., and John T. and Cathy J. Rotunda, Little Creek, and one sister and brother-in-law, Julie A. and Jerry Wells, Baxter.

He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews: Jim and John Rotunda, Rhonda Wilson, Paul and Toni Wells, Nicholas, Nicole, Natalie, Nikki-Jo, Michelle, Robbie, Alexandra and Raianna Rotunda, Courtney Wilson and Tressa, Justin, and Taylor Wells.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Gary M. Rotunda and one sister, Twila L. Rotunda.

Mr. Rotunda was a retired Merchant Marine seaman, having served over 35 years on various oceangoing ships in the engine department. He had sailed to Southeast Asia, Europe, China, Africa, the Mediterranean, Russia, the Caribbean and various other U.S. ports during his career.

He was a member of the Seafarers' International Union since 1961. He also served with the U.S. Navy from 1956-60, having served aboard the aircraft carriers USS Leyte and USS Lake Champlain and was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Mr. Rotunda was also a member of the Fairmont Moose. He enjoyed traveling, visiting people, watching movies and spending time with his family.

He enjoyed talking about his travels to many countries and was Catholic by faith.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, after 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Pastor C.L. Von Kaenel officiating. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery at Pruntytown, where full military graveside rites will be accorded.

Russell Lee Wallace

NUTTER FORT -- Russell Lee Wallace Sr., 71, of Route 3, Crooked Run, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2001.

He was born April 19, 1929, a son of the late Harry J. Wallace Sr. and Mabel Bunnell Wallace.

His wife, Martha Murray Wallace, survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Russell Allen Wallace, Crooked Run, Randall Lee Wallace, Clarksburg, Mark Lane Wallace, Valley Grove and Russell Lee Wallace Jr., Lakeland, Fla.; three daughters, Russelle Campbell, Shinnston, Rhonda Oldaker, Enterprise and Rozalind Oldaker, Shinnston; two step-children, Robert Kesling Jr., Clarksburg and Marsha Gaines, Stafford, Va.; 13 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, one great-grandson and one step-great-grandson; two sisters, Edith Welch, Clarksburg and Polly Shinn, Fort Worth, Tex., and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Roy, John and Harry Wallace, and one sister, Eleanor McCloud.

Mr. Wallace and his wife were owners of Russell Wallace Motor Sales, Inc. for 31 years. He was a Protestant by faith.

Family and friends may call at the Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 12-9 today and 9 a.m.-9p.m. on Sunday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. O.D. Harmon presiding. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV, 26302.

Neville C. Zinn

PHILIPPI -- Neville C. Zinn, 86, a resident of Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care and former resident of 104 N. Locust Ave., died Thursday evening, Feb. 8, 2001, in Broaddus Long Term Care.

He was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Barbour County, a son of the late Delbert W. and Lillie Smith Zinn.

His wife, Doris Stalnaker Zinn, whom he married on July 19, 1940, preceded him in death on March 28, 1998.

Surviving are one sister, Marie Zinn Morris, Muncie, Ind., and seven nieces and three nephews.

Mr. Zinn was preceded in death by six brothers: Maurice, Orville, Delfon, Orrin, Orvid and Denzil Zinn.

He was a graduate of Philippi High School. He took special training in the field of marketing from the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

Mr. Zinn retired in 1969 as a market specialist for the state of West Virginia. He had also been employed at various times by Smith's Grocery, Philippi Fruit Market, Superior Chevrolet Company, in the coal mines and in construction work. Following his retirement, he was produce manager at Philippi Foodland.

He was an avid gardener and his hobby was his rose garden, which was well known throughout the area. He had won several awards for his roses including "Yard of the Week" recognition. He loved to share his knowledge of roses and shared his roses with any individual or organization who requested them.

He had been a very active member of the Philippi United Methodist Church. He was a member of the board of trustees when the present church was built and served as a trustee and on various committees of the church. He was head usher for many years and was a member and treasurer of the Men's Bible Class.

He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church of Philippi since 1990.

Mr. Zinn was also a member of Woodmen of the World.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut Street, Philippi, after 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles Harris and Rev. David Mellquist officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Pauline M. Zinn

PENNSBORO -- Pauline M. Zinn, 85, of Route 1, West Union, Oxford community, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in Parkersburg.

She was born on Nov. 6, 1915, on Spruce Creek near Lawford in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Wilson K. and Edith A. Byrd Prunty.

Her husband, Fred R. Zinn, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis T. Morrison and Jean Serra, both of Washington; one sister, Madge Mitchell, Canton, Ohio; 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Nina Woods, Clara Buzzard, Beatrice Griffiths, and Bernice Martz; and three brothers, Paul Prunty, Barton Prunty, and Wilson Prunty, Jr.

Mrs. Zinn had been employed in the garment industry in Harrisville and at the former We Dress Shop of Pennsboro.

She was a graduate of Pullman High School as a member of the class of 1935. She was also a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 29 of Harrisville and was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Monday, where services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Leo Farley officiating. Burial will be in the Oxford Baptist Cemetery at Oxford.

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